Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 12-26-13

Stealing the Preacher

By Karen Witemeyer / Genre: Romance, Religious & Inspirational Fiction / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (254 reviews)

Stealing the Preacher

On his way to interview for a position at a church in the Piney Woods of Texas, Crockett Archer can scarcely believe it when he’s forced off the train by a retired outlaw and presented to the man’s daughter as the minister she requested for her birthday. Worried this unfortunate detour will ruin his chances of finally serving a congregation of his own, Crockett is determined to escape. But when he finally gets away, he’s haunted by the memory of the young woman he left behind–a woman whose dreams now hinge on him.

For months, Joanna Robbins prayed for a preacher. A man to breathe life back into the abandoned church at the heart of her community. A man to assist her in fulfilling a promise to her dying mother. A man to help her discover answers to the questions that have been on her heart for so long. But just when it seems God has answered her prayers, it turns out the parson is there against his will and has dreams of his own calling him elsewhere. Is there any way she can convince Crockett to stay in her little backwoods community? And does the attraction between them have any chance of blossoming when Joanna’s outlaw father is dead set against his daughter courting a preacher?

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Picture Perfect (Weddings by Design Book #1): A Novel

By Janice Thompson / Genre: Romance, Religious & Inspirational Fiction / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (116 reviews)

Picture Perfect (Weddings by Design Book #1): A Novel

Feisty wedding photographer Hannah McDermott has dealt with her share of difficult brides. But none can compare to the ultimate Bridezilla she’s dealing with now. Still, she’s trying desperately to impress Bella Neeley, Galveston Island’s most sought-after wedding planner, so she can take the top spot in Bella’s list of recommended photographers–a spot currently occupied by her arch-rival, Drew Kincaid. What she doesn’t count on, however, is falling head over heels for the competition.

With her contagious humor and cast of quirky characters, Janice Thompson gives readers more of the bridal business drama they want in a brand-new series all about those long-suffering people who make beautiful weddings happen. Readers are desperately waiting for more of Bella and this new series brings her back in a big way, while introducing new characters fans will love. Fans will laugh out loud as they experience this breezy and entertaining novel from a great storyteller.

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Sworn To Raise: Courtlight #1

By Terah Edun / Genre: Coming of Age, Fantasy & Magic, Science Fiction / Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars (44 reviews)

Sworn To Raise: Courtlight #1

Seventeen-year-old Ciardis has grown up in poverty, a cleaner in a small vale on the outskirts of the empire. But beneath her empire’s seemingly idyllic surface lies a hidden secret. Whispers of an inept crown Prince are growing ever louder–intensified by the five year anniversary of the soulbond initiations.

Amidst scandalous whispers, Ciardis finds herself chosen to train for the Companions Guild. She leaves her home and sets off on a personal journey to become a Court Companion. A position she’d never thought possible for a lowly servant to obtain, she must prove that she has the skills to attract a Patron.

But she must master those skills quickly. If the legends are true, only Ciardis can harness the power to raise a Prince in an Imperial Court sworn to bring him down.

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The Widow of Larkspur Inn (The Gresham Chronicles Book #1)

By Lawana Blackwell / Genre: Christian, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (930 reviews)

The Widow of Larkspur Inn (The Gresham Chronicles Book #1)

When Life Seemed Its Worst, Gresham Awaited

Julia Hollis’ opulent life in Victorian London crashes to pieces when her husband passes away. Worse, she is told by his bankers that he gambled away their fortune. Now, the family’s hope rests on The Larkspur, an old abandoned coaching inn in the quaint village of Gresham.

Driven by dread and her desire to provide for her children, Julia decides to turn the dilapidated inn into a lodging house. But can she–who was accustomed to servants attending to every need–do what needs to be done and cope when boarders begin arriving? And then an eligible new vicar moves into town…

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The Henchmen’s Book Club

By Danny King / Genre: Fantasy, Action & Adventure / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (98 reviews)

The Henchmen's Book Club

Mark Jones is a henchman for hire. He guards bunkers, patrols perimeters and stands around in a boiler suit waiting to get knocked out by Ninjas. This is his job.

He’s worked for some of the most notorious super villains the world has ever known – Doctor Thalassocrat, Victor Soliman, Polonius Crump; Mark was with each of them when they met their makers at the hands of British Secret Service super-spy, Jack Tempest and lived to tell the tale – if not pay the bills.

Still for every hour under gunfire there are weeks if not months of sitting around on monorails so Jones starts a book club with his fellow henchmen to help pass the time.

It was only meant to be a bit of fun.

It was never meant to save the world.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 12-25-13

Tahoe Chase (An Owen McKenna Mystery Thriller)

By Todd Borg / Genre: Private Investigators, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (150 reviews)

Tahoe Chase (An Owen McKenna Mystery Thriller)

Simone Bonnaire, a young French woman who lives in Tahoe, has a sadistic boyfriend who abuses her. Simone’s only friend is Cynthia Rorvik, an older woman who provides comfort.

When Cynthia falls from her deck and ends up in a coma, her 92-year-old, former Olympic ski racer husband Joe Rorvik calls Tahoe Detective Owen McKenna and asks him to investigate.

McKenna discovers a string of deaths that look like accidents. But he can find no other connection between them until he learns that all of the victims opposed a new, proposed ski resort development in Tahoe.

As McKenna gets closer to a devious killer, he realizes that Simone is to be the next victim. But McKenna can’t save her because she has left on a solo ski trek into the Desolation Wilderness, and she is unreachable except by the killer who has been following her and has already begun his final chase…

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Keeping the Peace (A Racing Romance) (Aspen Valley Series #1)

By Hannah Hooton / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (76 reviews)

Keeping the Peace (A Racing Romance) (Aspen Valley Series #1)

London waitress, Pippa Taylor has no interest in horses or country-living. But when she inherits Peace Offering, a hopeless racehorse, she embarks on a career change in order to see her late uncle’s wish to run him in the Grand National come true.

But having talked her way into a job as racing secretary to champion National Hunt trainer, Jack Carmichael and moved to the West Country, Pippa finds herself faced with more daunting obstacles than even the Grand National can throw at her. And that’s before her tempestuous relationship with her new boss can be considered.

Moody, fiery-tempered and particularly easy on the eye, Jack’s moral code is threatened by Pippa’s arrival. After a Christmas they would both rather forget, danger and deception threaten Pippa’s life in the country and as her time at Aspen Valley Stables draws to its conclusion she discovers Peace Offering is not the only thing she must fight to keep.

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Dissever (Unbinding Fate Book One)

By Colee Firman / Genre: Fantasy / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (74 reviews)

Dissever (Unbinding Fate Book One)

Addison Sanders thinks her life is already as complicated as it can possibly get.

Akori – Ancient people with time shifting abilities secretly living among the humans.

Sanders Family – Humans sworn to protect and serve the Akori.

What could be worse than getting stuck with a destiny like that? Tanner Sutherland is about to show her.

When a death in the Sanders Family leaves their power and secrets up for grabs, centuries old rumors begin surfacing. Far more sinister reasons for her family’s involvement with the Akori than Addy ever could’ve imagined come to light. She learns the hard way that placing her trust in anyone could lead to disaster.

Betrayed by old friends and leery of new ones–she’s left to cut through the lies and deception to get to the truth.

Find out why sometimes its better not knowing, and how much misery really does love company in Dissever – Book One of the Unbinding Fate Series.

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Kiss Me, I’m Irish (Tennessee Waltz)

By Bella Street / Genre: Paranormal, Romance / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (45 reviews)

Kiss Me, I'm Irish (Tennessee Waltz)

Emily Musgrave is heading a direction she never wanted to go in Regency England–namely a convent to turn her from her waywardness. But it’s more loneliness than rebellion that motivates her to escape her certain fate.

Liam Jackson is going nowhere fast in modern-day Tennessee. Playing his Dobro in seedy bars and backward dives along with his fiddling sister, Tinker, is doing nothing for his music career–and even less for the dark places in his soul.

Pixie mischief can not only change time-lines, it can change hearts. Because sometimes a girl just needs a little magic in her life.

Free as of 12/25/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Pierced Love

By t. h. snyder / Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Teen & Young Adult / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (32 reviews)

Pierced Love

Zar Evans is not your typical high school senior; in fact she is anything by normal. Dressing to the trendiest Goth fashion, Zar wears nothing but black from head to toe. Not that this warrants unwanted attention, but she is also top in her class and is looking at a full academic scholarship to Iowa State in the fall.

Loudon Clarke is an all star athlete. He plays three varsity sports and has the world in his hands. Except for one thing; Loudon is failing majority of his subjects. He is about to be suspended from the basketball team risking his athletic scholarship.

Zar and Loudon would normally never cross paths, until these two are brought together when Zar’s brother proposes to Loudon’s sister. With an upcoming wedding and a lot of planning Zar and Loudon are stuck with one another regardless of their differences.

Zar has hidden behind the pain she deals with on a daily basis for years. Loudon has never had to feel pain nor the ignorance of his peers. Can opposites really bring these two together or will they be pulled even further apart.

Only one thing is for sure, it is impossible to fight the connection of pierced love when one is willing to change for happiness.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 12-24-13

Blood and Snow Volumes 1-4: Blood and Snow, Revenant in Training, The Vampire Christopher, Blood Soaked Promises

By RaShelle Workman / Genre: Paranormal & Urban, Fantasy / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (749 reviews)

Blood and Snow Volumes 1-4: Blood and Snow, Revenant in Training, The Vampire Christopher, Blood Soaked Promises

Every thousand years the vampire queen selects a new body, always the fairest in the land, and this time she’s chosen Snow White.
Lips red as rubies, hair dark as night. Drink your true love’s blood, become the Vampire, Snow White.”

BLOOD AND SNOW: Snow White isn’t an ordinary girl. She doesn’t know that yet.
REVENANT IN TRAINING: Snow has become something not quite human. She must discover how to live with the changes, hopefully without killing anyone.
THE VAMPIRE CHRISTOPHER: Snow White craves blood. Especially the blood of her Hunter. But will drinking from him save or enslave her?
BLOOD SOAKED PROMISES: Snow White must come to terms with her bloodlust. It’s one thing to drink the blood of her Hunter, something else entirely to drink the blood of a human.

Free as of 12/24/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

The Rejected Suitor (The Clearbrooks)

By Teresa McCarthy / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Historical Fiction / Rating: 3.7 out of 5 stars (73 reviews)

The Rejected Suitor (The Clearbrooks)

Lady Emily Clearbrook secretly loved the Earl of Stonebridge, but one day, he left her without a word. Now, years later, the man mysteriously reappears and battles Emily’s four brawny brothers to woo her again. But the bigger battle seems to be with Emily!

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Memoirs Aren’t Fairytales: A Story of Addiction (The Memoir Series)

By Marni Mann / Genre: Literary, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (260 reviews)

Memoirs Aren't Fairytales: A Story of Addiction (The Memoir Series)

“I could feel my chin falling towards my chest, my back hunching forward. My body was acting on its own, and my mind was empty, like all my memories had been erased. There was scenery behind my lids. Aqua colored water and powdery sand that extended for miles. I was never going back to coke. I wanted more heroin. And I wanted it now.”

Leaving behind a nightmarish college experience, nineteen-year-old Nicole and her best friend Eric escape their home of Bangor, Maine to start a new life in Boston. Fragile and scared, Nicole desperately seeks a new beginning to help erase her past. But there is something besides freedom waiting for her in the shadows–a drug that will make every day a nightmare.

Heroin.

With one taste, the love that once flowed through Nicole’s veins turns into cravings. Tracks mark the passing of time, and heroin’s grip gets tighter. It holds her hand through deaths and prostitution, but her addiction keeps her in the darkness. When her family tries to strike a match to help light her way, Nicole must choose between a life she can hardly remember, or a love for heroin she’ll never forget.

Free as of 12/24/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

It’s Got to Be Perfect: the memoirs of a modern-day matchmaker

By Haley Hill / Genre: Biographical / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (39 reviews)

It's Got to Be Perfect: the memoirs of a modern-day matchmaker

When Ellie Rigby hurls her three-carat engagement ring into the gutter, she is certain of only one thing, that she has yet to know true love.

Following months of disastrous internet dates and conflicting advice from her dysfunctional friends, she decides to take matters into her own hands. Although now, instead of just looking for a man for herself, she’s certain her life’s purpose is to find deep and meaningful love for all the singles in the world.

Five years on, running the UK’s biggest matchmaking agency, and with thousands of engagements to her name, she has all the answers she needs. She knows why eighty-five percent of relationships fail. She knows why twenty-eight is the most eligible age for a woman. She knows that by thirty-five she’ll have only a thirty-percent chance of marriage.

Most of all, she knows that no matter what, it has to be perfect. Or does it?

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Leave No Stone Unturned (A Lexie Starr Mystery, Book 1)

By Jeanne Glidewell / Genre: Women Sleuths, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (37 reviews)

Leave No Stone Unturned (A Lexie Starr Mystery, Book 1)

Lexie Starr, a widowed library assistant, accidently discovers her new son-in-law, Clay Pitt, may be guilty of murdering his first wife.

Then Lexie’s daughter, Wendy, is abducted.

Vowing to bring Wendy home and unravel the truth about Clay, Lexie comes face-to-face with Clay’s psychotic mother, a foul-mouthed parrot, a bad-tempered detective, a feisty old B&B proprietor, and a potential suitor.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 12-22-13

A Kiss for Midwinter (The Brothers Sinister, Book 1.5)

By Courtney Milan / Genre: Historical Romance, Romance / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (105 reviews)

A Kiss for Midwinter (The Brothers Sinister, Book 1.5)

Miss Lydia Charingford is always cheerful, and never more so than at Christmas time. But no matter how hard she smiles, she can’t forget the youthful mistake that could have ruined her reputation. Even though the worst of her indiscretion was kept secret, one other person knows the truth of those dark days: the sarcastic Doctor Jonas Grantham. She wants nothing to do with him…or the butterflies that take flight in her stomach every time he looks her way.

Jonas Grantham has a secret, too: He’s been in love with Lydia for more than a year. This winter, he’s determined to conquer her dislike and win her for his own. And he has a plan to do it.

If only his plans didn’t so often go awry…

Free as of 12/22/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Instructing an Heiress (Cinderella Heiresses)

By Judy Teel / Genre: General Humor, Humor & Satire / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (41 reviews)

Instructing an Heiress (Cinderella Heiresses)

When a hard-nosed CEO must get married or lose everything, she hires her womanizing best friend to teach her about men, but as the lessons progress so does her alarm as she finds herself falling in love with him.

Free as of 12/22/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

The McKinnon The Beginning (The McKinnon Legends Book 1 – A Time Travel Series)

By Ranay James / Genre: Collections & Anthologies, Romance / Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars (186 reviews)

The McKinnon The Beginning (The McKinnon Legends Book 1 - A Time Travel Series)

“Nic, my friend, you think Fate’s a bitch? Just wait until you meet her sister Destiny.” Connor Holden, Earl of Featherstone

Every story has a beginning often driven by Fate. With The McKinnon Legends that beginning starts with Nic McKinnon and his unconventional bride, Morgan Pembridge, Seventh Duchess of Seabridge.
Not your typical Knight in Shining Armor – Damsel In Distress story, The Beginning starts the reader on a journey of deep love, treachery, and mystery of the way time and space collide with characters that are believable.
Staged initially in the late fifteenth century this love affair sets the foundation for an amazingly strong and solid family legacy spanning centuries in an eight volume series.
Join them on their journey of growth and change to ultimately evolve into the McKinnon Legends.

Free as of 12/22/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Warrior of the Ages (Warriors of the Ages)

By S. R. Karfelt / Genre: Romance, Action & Adventure / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (26 reviews)

Warrior of the Ages (Warriors of the Ages)

In a small town in Ohio an ancient immortal warrior is the local police chief. It’s Kahtar’s duty to make sure that anyone who wanders into Willowyth doesn’t stay long, and the entire police force is in on it. No one would ever guess that a veiled world hides nearby, and it is Kahtar’s job to make sure they never do.

Beth White is drawn to the idyllic little village, thrilled to find a place to call home and run her business. She barely pays attention to the lies of the quirky locals, and when they try to force her out of town, she stubbornly refuses to go.

On the night crazed intruders break into her shop everything changes. Suddenly Beth is thrown into a world of clans and cults, where the police carry swords and heal gunshot wounds with a prayer, and she wants nothing more than to escape.

Kahtar’s inability to keep Beth from the secrets of his people is neither his first failure, nor his worst. Though he regrets it, it is just another in millennia of failure. Not long after taking Beth White away from everything she has ever known, Kahtar realizes it is more than the secrets of his clan that are in danger. Beth has a secret of her own and it just might trump his. 

Free as of 12/22/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Fat Chances

By J.S. Wilsoncroft / Genre: Short Stories, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (22 reviews)

Fat Chances

Annie Powers is eighteen and overweight. When her twin sister, Molly talks her into going to a Zumba class, all Annie expected was a lot of sweat and sore muscles. But when she laid eyes on the very handsome and muscular Zumba instructor, Cory Shields, not only did he leave her gasping for breath from the exercises, but also from their kiss.

Dazed and confused, Annie struggles to understand why someone like Cory would be attracted to her. At the same time, Cory tries to make her understand that she is just as beautiful on the outside as she is on the inside.

Annie knows she needs to learn to love herself before she can let Cory into her life. But can she?

“Fat Chances” will warm your heart and reminds us all that it’s what’s in the heart, not in the body, that counts.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 12-21-13

Never Close Enough (The Never Series)

By Anie Michaels / Genre: Romance, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (32 reviews)

Never Close Enough (The Never Series)

The last thing Ella Sinclair needed on her birthday was a cheating boyfriend, a broken heart, and a dead car battery in a remote beach town. At her greatest moment of need, a protective and sexy Porter Masters comes to her rescue. Ella takes a holiday week at the coast to discover herself and finds her attraction to Porter potent and undeniable. Uncertain of their future together, Ella struggles to open her heart to trust again.

Porter Masters takes care of his own: his single mother, his company, and now he’s compelled to protect the beauty that walked into his world. Never one for relationships in his past, Porter discovers that he was waiting all along for Ella. As their time together comes to an end, will Porter fight for the woman who stole his heart? Porter will find a way to keep her, despite the obstacles.

Free as of 12/21/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

The Bachelor Pact

By Rita Herron / Genre: Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars (97 reviews)

The Bachelor Pact

Three men sworn to bachelor hood meet their matches in this trilogy about friendships, family and love!

Marry Me, Maddie — When Maddie is dumped on television, her brothers’ best friend is enlisted to babysit her – but will they fall in love?

Sleepless in Savannah — a dating game show goes awry and forces Sophie to take a weekend date with a stranger instead of Maddie’s brother — the man she wants to be with.

I Love Lucy — all Lucy wants for the holidays is to be with her family and the man she loves — instead she’s hiding out from a stalker in a sixties & up community!

Free as of 12/21/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Emerald Queen (A Vieux Carré Romance)

By Karen Jones Delk / Genre: Historical Romance, Romance / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (21 reviews)

Emerald Queen (A Vieux Carré Romance)

Simone Devereaux is the emerald-eyed hoyden of the Vieux Carré, mysterious queen of a steamboat empire, chateleine of a grand plantation.

Arrogant Marcel vows to have her, to destroy anyone who stands in his way–even Simone herself. Genteel Alain swears he’ll turn the spitfire into a lady, but instead, his passion makes a woman of her. Steamboat captain Tom, l’américain, offers Simone an unexpected refuge, an unprecedented partnership– and his heart.

Yet the beautiful Simone will belong to no one, unless he truly loves her for herself — and forever.

Free as of 12/21/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Crash and Burn (Love and Repair)

By Chelsea Camaron / Genre: Short Stories, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (27 reviews)

Crash and Burn (Love and Repair)

Crash…..a crash ended it all and started it all. Dina Fowler is attending college with her long time best friend Maggie Lawson. Life is good and carefree. Until the crash that changed it all. Her freshman year ends with the loss of her parents in a car accident, spiraling Dina into a deep depression. Secluding herself as she picks up the pieces to her life, slowly she finds the only person she has left is Maggie.

Chance encounters sometimes make the most incredible moments, other times they crash and burn. A chance encounter brings Michael barreling into a lost and vulnerable Dina’s life. Playing on every weakness she has, he weasels his way into her heart. Slow build up to the hell that was soon to become Dina’s daily nightmare. Her parents are gone. She wants out but has no idea how to escape her new reality.

Can she find her way out? Or will she be lost completely burning in her own personal hell?

Free as of 12/21/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Faithfully Yours (The Forever Time Travel Romance Series, Book 1)

By Carol A. Spradling / Genre: Historical, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars (23 reviews)

Faithfully Yours (The Forever Time Travel Romance Series, Book 1)

Time traveler Faith Valentine’s wedding night promises a lifetime filled with love and happiness. Little does she realize, the passion that brought her and Aidan together will also rip them apart.

Aidan Valentine has a modest farm, a beautiful wife, and a neighbor who has too much interest in both. Faith has entered his life on more than one occasion, but the truth behind her odd disappearances leave him shocked and confused.

Wrenched from her husband on the happiest night of her life, Faith is thrown back in time to a cruel, past life. A family legacy she can’t control is her only hope of returning to Aidan. Faith will stop at nothing to return to the man she loves, even if it will kill her.

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