Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 08-02-13

The Enchanted Orchards

By Kristin Maddock / Genre: Literary Fiction / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (42 reviews)

The Enchanted Orchards

Deep in the heart of Georgia where the oaks drip with Spanish moss and the scent of peaches wafts through the air, bitter teenager Fern Merris is trying to survive the breathless heat of summer and all the trials and tribulations of a small-town Southern life.

But she is haunted by the tragic secret of her sister’s death and even her beloved orchards can’t seem to save her. Refusing to give into sorrow, a desperate Fern goes in search of the courage she once had in order to live and dream again.

She gets more than she bargained for when she finds friendship, understanding—and even love—in unexpected places. Soon, her summer of hopeless grief turns into an enchanted journey of healing that will be life-altering and unforgettable.

Sometimes all of life’s answers can be wrapped up in one hot summer. Especially if peaches are involved…

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Awakened (The Guardian Legacy)

By Ednah Walters / Genre: Paranormal & Urban, Fantasy / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (74 reviews)

Awakened (Paranormal romance, YA fantasy) (The Guardian Legacy)

Most teens turn sixteen and get the license to drive, but Lil Falcon gets the license to kill demons. Orphaned as a child and raised by an eccentric grandfather, Lil is concerned with surviving high school and is unaware that she’s a Guardian-a being with super powers charged with killing demons and protecting humanity. When she meets Bran, a mysterious boy with amazing abilities, his psi energy unlocks her latent powers. But Bran has a secret that can ruin their growing relationship, and the truth she discovers may destroy everything she believes in unless she finds the right balance between love and sacrifice

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A Broken Promise

By Meg Brenner / Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Romance / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (36 reviews)

A Broken Promise

Jenna Horowitz had it all. She was the cheer captain, yearbook editor, class president, soon-to-be validictorian, and she was dating the school’s hottest guy, Brad. Her peers treated her like a celebrity, making her think highly of herself. She had the most perfect life and people looked up to her as a role model. However, behind that fake smile was a girl who was miserable. She was missing something, something that she didn’t even realize wasn’t there. Right when she thought she had her life in order, in walks the new attractive, smart, and extremely irritating neighbor – Keiffer Lawrence. She suddenly feels compelled to understand him, to figure him out… even if that means she needs to lose herself in the process. With only a semester before graduation, Jenna finds the true meaning of life… even if the outcome isn’t the most desirable.

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Night Before Dawn

By Roschelle McKenzie / Genre: Romance, Religious Fiction / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (33 reviews)

Night Before Dawn

“The darkest part of a night is just before dawn.” This was the hardest lesson Sabrina Richards had to learn. After the untimely death of her twin brother, and a series of life’s bitter blows, she finds and puts her total trust in Eric, the love of her life. But, her new life would come crashing down when she discovers her handsome, successful fiancé was having an affair with her best friend Niqi, just months away from the wedding.

Night Before Dawn is an inspiring novel about a young woman’s struggle to find peace in the center of tragedy, new life in the midst of loss, and forgiveness in the heart of betrayal.

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Home for Love (An Adult Contemporary Romance)

By Aneesa Price / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (23 reviews)

Home for Love (An Adult Contemporary Romance)

Seven years ago sexy Bree fled Devil’s Peak, Alaska, disillusioned with her high school romance and with a baby in her belly. Now, she’s back and seeing devilishly handsome Todd again challenges her carefully constructed plans for amicable co-parenting.
Todd’s delight at Bree’s return swiftly turns to disgust when he discovers her secret and he vows to keep her at arm’s length. Upon discovering the context behind her secreting their child, he decides to give their daughter the love and stable family home he never knew. Despite her attraction to Todd, Bree has no interest in rekindling their relationship and is focused on settling into the town.
But the town and its match-making busy-bodies are not willing to allow the lovers to remain apart and test their resolve in a series of planned misadventures.
Bree is home for good but will she be home for love?

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 08-01-13

Wine in my Sippy Cup

By Deborah Dove / Genre: Humor / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (218 reviews)

Wine in my Sippy Cup

A sophisticated, put together career woman prior to having kids, now Liz Cartwright is lucky to go to the bathroom by herself, much less get out of the house wearing matching shoes and a clean shirt. While she is preoccupied with the sometimes mind-numbing responsibilities of motherhood, her husband is becoming increasingly distant and preoccupied with work, giving Liz the distinct impression that she is losing her husband along with her sense of identity. Armed with a book on spicing up her sex life purchased at a sex toy party and the help of her three best girlfriends, Liz embarks on an all-out attempt to rejuvenate her marriage and find personal fulfillment.

However, things in Liz’s life have a tendency to fail with hilarious results, and her attempts to woo her husband are no exceptions. Despite numerous setbacks—a pantiless tennis court seduction gone awry, a stolen vibrator and an unfortunate incident involving a thong—Liz is determined to reclaim her romantic mojo, until a chance encounter with her first love and a hobby that inadvertently turns into a job opportunity make Liz reevaluate what love inside marriage means and the price she is willing to pay to reclaim her sense of self-worth.

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Against the Tide

By Elizabeth Camden / Genre: Romance, Religious Fiction / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (177 reviews)

Against the Tide

Love and Lives are Threatened in Camden’s Latest Offering

As a child, Lydia Pallas became all too familiar with uncertainty when it came to the future. Now, she’s finally carved out a perfect life for herself–a life of stability and order with no changes, surprises, or chaos of any kind. She adores her apartment overlooking the bustling Boston Harbor, and her skill with languages has landed her a secure position as a translator for the U.S. Navy.

However, it is her talent for translation that brings her into contact with Alexander Banebridge, or “Bane,” a man who equally attracts and aggravates her. When Bane hires Lydia to translate a seemingly innocuous collection of European documents, she hesitantly agrees, only to discover she is in over her head.

Just as Bane’s charm begins to win her over, Lydia learns he is driven by a secret campaign against some of the most dangerous criminals on the East Coast, compelled by his faith and his past. Bane forbids any involvement on Lydia’s part, but when the criminals gain the upper hand, it is Lydia on whom he must depend.

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Chick Flick

By Deryn Warren / Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars (24 reviews)

Chick Flick

Sometimes a single sentence can change your life. “There’s been an accident.” “We need to talk.” Or, in the case of Sara, a mother of four getting ready for a dinner party she’s hosting for her husband’s boss, the almost offhand admission from her husband that he’s having an affair.

Sara, a film director (when she can get the work), is plunged into the chaotic world of single motherhood. But soon her awkward, awful and often hilarious attempts to patch up her marriage make her real life feel like something out of a movie – hiring a detective to find out who her rival is, dealing with her snobby in-laws, and resisting her friend’s advice to date and display what Sara thinks of as her “used” body. (Candles illuminate flaws like a searchlight!).
Sara’s friends, Landa, a brilliant film star, Rikki, whose ambition is to have an ambition, and Turley, the teen with too many piercings and hair that sticks up eight inches off her head, help Sara cope with her new life. When Sara discovers that her husband and his girlfriend are producing a film, the women plot to take the project down. Revenge has never been so cinematic.
Will Sara’s life be a full-out drama or the romantic comedy she deserves?

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Cast of Stones, A (The Staff and the Sword Book #1)

By Patrick W. Carr / Genre: Fantasy / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (113 reviews)

Cast of Stones, A (The Staff and the Sword Book #1)

An Epic Medieval Saga Fantasy Readers Will Love

In the backwater village of Callowford, Errol Stone’s search for a drink is interrupted by a church messenger who arrives with urgent missives for the hermit priest in the hills. Desperate for coin, Errol volunteers to deliver them but soon finds himself hunted by deadly assassins. Forced to flee with the priest and a small band of travelers, Errol soon learns he’s joined a quest that could change the fate of his kingdom.

Protected for millennia by the heirs of the first king, the kingdom’s dynasty is near an end and a new king must be selected. As tension and danger mount, Errol must leave behind his drunkenness and grief, learn to fight, and come to know his God in order to survive a journey to discover his destiny.

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Angel Sister (Rosey Corner Book #1): A Novel

By Ann H. Gabhart / Genre: Historical, Religious Fiction / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (70 reviews)

Angel Sister (Rosey Corner Book #1): A Novel

It is 1936 and Kate Merritt, the middle child of Victor and Nadine, works hard to keep her family together. Her father slowly slips into alcoholism and his business suffers during the Great Depression. As her mother tries to come to grips with their situation and her sisters seem to remain blissfully oblivious to it, it is Kate who must shoulder the emotional load. Who could imagine that a dirty, abandoned little girl named Lorena Birdsong would be just what the Merritts need?

In this richly textured novel, award-winning author Ann H. Gabhart reveals the power of true love, the freedom of forgiveness, and the strength to persevere through troubled times. Multidimensional characters face real and trenchant problems while maintaining their family bonds, all against the backdrop of a sultry Kentucky summer. Readers will be drawn into the story and find themselves lingering there long after they’ve finished the book.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-30-13

Bridegroom Wore Plaid

By Grace Burrowes / Genre: Historical Fiction / Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars (53 reviews)

Bridegroom Wore Plaid

His Family or His Heart — One of Them Will Be Betrayed…

Ian MacGregor is wooing a woman who’s wrong for him in every way. As the new Earl of Balfour, though, he must marry an English heiress to repair the family fortunes.

But in his intended’s penniless chaperone, Augusta, Ian is finding everything he’s ever wanted in a wife.

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Asylum: The Complete Series (All 8 Books)

By Amy Cross / Genre: Ghosts, Horror / Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars (153 reviews)

Asylum: The Complete Series (All 8 Books)

No-one ever leaves Lakehurst. The patients, the staff, the ghosts… Once you’re here, you’re cursed for life…

After shooting her little brother dead, Annie Radford is sent to a Lakehurst for treatment. Hearing voices in her head, Annie is forced to undergo experimental new treatments devised by a mysterious old man who lives in the hospital’s attic. It soon becomes clear that Lakehurst’s staff, led by the vicious Nurse Winter, are involved in some dark and horrific plans.

As Annie struggles to survive the hospital, she learns more about her tormentor’s own story. Once a promising young medical student, Nurse Winter also heard voices in her head. What kind of signals are being transmitted from the basement of the hospital? Who is the old man in the attic? Who killed all those nuns? Why are living human brains kept in jars, and what is the dark secret that lurks at the flickering heart of the hospital?

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Doug and Carlie’s Love Conspiracy (Doug and Carlie Series)

By Lisa Smartt / Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (39 reviews)

Doug and Carlie's Love Conspiracy (#2 in the Doug and Carlie Series)

Clara Louise Johnson is 32, single, and lonely. The problem? She just got a cat. And when a shy lonely woman gets a cat, everybody knows the universe begins to work against her. Within a year, she could own twenty cats and start operating a failed recycling business out of her backyard. So newlyweds, Doug and Carlie, happily intervene. What happens when a rural-dwelling famous writer becomes a full-time matchmaker for beautiful Clara? A humorous and healing journey toward love begins.

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WHUPPED

By Jim Stevens / Genre: Humor / Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars (41 reviews)

WHUPPED

Alyssa Walworth is young, polished, wealthy and drop dead gorgeous; and Jake Dombrowski couldn’t be more in love with her. So much in love, she’s got him going every-which–way in her quest to have the Beverly Hills wedding of the year.
Jake’s best friends, Gideon and Conrad, see the marriage as nothing more than the first step toward divorce. They try to convince Jake in the conventional manner, but Jake won’t listen, he’s too much in love. Stronger methods are needed, so Conrad and Gideon kidnap Jake on the night of his bachelor party, and leave him chained to the radiator in the apartment of adult film star, Jailbait Jordan. There they do all in their power to convince Jake that Alyssa, the woman of his dreams, will be nothing less than a nightmare.
It all doesn’t work out in any way anybody ever expected.

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Gilded Destiny (Vesper)

By Nola Sarina / Genre: Paranormal, Romance / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (19 reviews)

Gilded Destiny (Vesper)

A woman’s memory returns when she falls in love with the monster who took it from her.

Calli tattoos her skin to fill the holes in her memory, thanks to an accident that left her mind damaged and empty. But a nasty encounter with a fired employee leaves her in the arms of her unlikely savior: Nycholas, a predatory, serpentine Vesper on the run from his brutal master.

Nycholas’ clandestine world holds the secrets to mankind’s origin and survival… but he only wants one thing before his time is up: a few colorful nights with Calli, the fragile, tattooed, human woman he pursued and saved.

The more Calli learns about Nycholas, the more her own darkened memories return to her. Despite her haunted past, she loses herself to passion and desire with her immortal captor.

Now, Calli must overcome the demons of her past, or allow Nycholas to kiss her memories away and spare her the trauma of loving a doomed immortal. But each choice comes with dire consequences – some that endanger not only herself, but her family as well.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-26-13

The Seven Steps to Closure

By Donna Joy Usher / Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (103 reviews)

The Seven Steps to Closure

Tara Babcock awakes the morning after her 30th birthday with a hangover that could kill an elephant – and the knowledge she is still no closer to achieving closure on her marriage breakup. Things go from bad to worse when she discovers that, not only is her ex-husband engaged to her cousin – Tash, the woman he left her for – but that Jake is also running for Lord Mayor of Sydney.
Desperate to leave the destructive relationship behind and with nothing to lose, she decides- with encouragement from her three best friends – to follow the dubious advice from a magazine article, Closure in Seven Easy Steps.
The Seven Steps to Closure follows Tara on her sometimes disastrous- always hilarious – path to achieve the seemingly impossible.
A credible and amazingly touching debut novel from Donna Joy Usher, this is a solid, light-hearted and honest read with plenty of laughs.

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Bittersweet

By Noelle Adams / Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (44 reviews)

Bittersweet

As a widow at twenty-six, Zoe isn’t looking for love. She’s just looking for the energy to get through the next day and take care of her infant son. She might have to deal with Adam, her husband’s cousin and business partner, but she doesn’t have to like it. She doesn’t have to like him.

But he just won’t go away.

Adam knows that Zoe needs time and space to heal, so he resolves to be a friend and help her when he can. He wants to do the right thing. He doesn’t want to act on feelings he shouldn’t have for her.

But they just won’t go away.

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Brownie Points

By Jennifer Coburn / Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (80 reviews)

Brownie Points

Sometimes that’s the way the Thin Mints crumble…

When Lisa Taylor and her family move from San Francisco to the suburban paradise of Los Corderos, they know their family won’t fit in perfectly. They’re the only interracial family in the neighborhood. Lisa is a snarky sculptor. And 13-year-old Logan is gay.

After Logan is repeatedly bullied at school, he finds his niche in an unusual place – his twin sister’s Girl Scout troop. When he tries to join, the organization refuses, so the boy sues for gender discrimination and sets off a firestorm of national media coverage. This only makes matters worse between the Logan and his father, a macho firefighter who is already struggling with his son’s sexual orientation.

Adding to the strife is Lisa’s increasing distaste for Junta Moms who wish each other “Namaste” while rigging school elections and stealing each other’s husbands.

Join the Taylors on their hilarious journey as they face the fight of their lives and,in the process, discover what it means to be a family.

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The Shipwreck

By Glynnis Campbell / Genre: Historical Romance, Romance / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (25 reviews)

The Shipwreck

When his wife and children die, Viking marauder Brandr has nothing left to live for, so he sails away on one final voyage. A storm at sea leaves him shipwrecked, alone, and barely alive on a foreign coastline. Along the Pictish shore, Avril, a warrior maid and the victim of a Viking berserker, banished from her ancestral home of Rivenloch to a seaside cottage, dreams of the day she’ll raise her sword, take back the castle that is rightfully hers, and find her half-Viking daughter a proper father. Discovering a broad-shouldered, fair-haired, broken castaway washed up on her beach among the wreckage of his longship, she takes him captive and binds him in chains. She refuses to be a Viking’s victim again…never imagining that soon her fiercest enemy will earn her trust, invade her heart, and enthrall her senses.

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Blur (Night Roamers)

By Kristen Middleton / Genre: Fantasy, Romance / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (105 reviews)

Blur (Night Roamers)

Danger lurks in the dead of night…

Seventeen year old Nikki and her twin brother, Nathan, move to the small town of Shore Lake to start over after their mother is brutally attacked. When a missing teenager washes up on shore during their first night at the cabin and there are whispers of vampires in Shore Lake, Nikki begins to realize that there are things roaming in the darkness that are far more sinister than what they left behind in the city.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-25-13

Crazy In Love

By Lani Diane Rich / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (17 reviews)

Crazy In Love

Love on the rocks, with a twist.

Flynn Daly’s a screwup. She knows it, but worse, her property tycoon dad knows it, and that’s why he sends her off to Scheintown, NY—aka, the dead center of nowhere—to manage the beautiful countryside inn the family has just inherited while he figures out what to do with it. Being a part of the family business would be bad enough, but Flynn has to deal with an insecure staff, a sexy bartender with his own agenda, and regular ghostly visits from her nutty—and very dead—Great Aunt Esther.

Crazy is as crazy loves.

Can Flynn finally get it together and do something right? Can she uncover the mysteries that lurk behind the outward charm of the Goodhouse Arms? Or are the ghostly visits, and her undeniable attraction to the one man she should not be falling for, a sign that her life is spiraling out of control forever?

Don’t miss this wry and heartwarming romantic comedy from master storyteller Lani Diane Rich.

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Patchwork of Me

By Gregory G. Allen / Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (20 reviews)

Patchwork of Me

A product of the foster care system, Sara Butler spends her early thirties hiding from her past while striving for a normal life with her small group of quirky friends in Arizona. Seeking treatment for an invisible rash and abnormal dreams, her therapist helps her unlock a heinous past that she is unsure she wants to open. To patch her life back together, she realizes she must travel across country to Maine to confront that past in order to plan for a future.

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Sweet Oblivion (Sweet Series)

By Bailey Ardisone / Genre: Fantasy, Romance / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (19 reviews)

Sweet Oblivion (Sweet Series)

When two worlds collide, nightmares become reality. And some secrets…are best kept in Oblivion.
…Until there is hope.

Have you ever wanted to forget? Nariella Woodlinn has. Many times. Especially when her already frustrating life gets turned upside down by a mysterious boy who randomly shows up in her small town. And she can’t seem to understand anything about him, despite how much she tries.
​Nari hates everything about her life, except for her best friend Rydan, but now that they’ve been separated during their senior year of high school, she has to learn to make new friends without him. When strange, unexplainable phenomena start becoming an every day part of her life, Nari struggles to come to grips with reality. And with love.
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Naminé has responsibilities. Duties. It is her obligation to fulfill all that is asked of her by their King. But when a glimmer of hope is introduced to her by a prisoner she tends to, it means life or death for her and her people. She does all that she can to turn that hope into reality, and finally end the vicious war that has been ensuing since she was born. Even if that means keeping it secret from her King. Even if it means carrying out the biggest betrayal against the King ever seen during her time.

She has hope. She will fulfill her duty. She will not let her people down.

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Banished From Grace (Fall From Grace Series Book 1)

By Aria Williams / Genre: Metaphysical / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (19 reviews)

Banished From Grace (Fall From Grace Series Book 1)

Nardia is a very special nurse, one with a unique gift. With the touch of her bare hands, she can heal any physical ailment. With the help of her angel guide, Benilde, Nardia has healed her way through countless centuries.

When she meets AJ at her favorite coffee shop, she can’t help but feel an immediate attraction to him. At the same time, she knows there’s more to his story than what he’s letting on. And then there’s the handsome Doctor Regan, who she feels a connection with, but is she trying to make it more than is really there in order to spare her the heartbreak of being with AJ?

Only adding to her problems is the new resident, Dr. Jeffries, who seems out to get her from day one, and a murder case she can’t help solve without revealing her own secrets.

Can Nardia uncover the secrets of her own past while still moving forward and saving those in need of her help in the present?

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Rainwater Kisses: A Billionaire Love Story

By Krista Lakes / Genre: Coming of Age / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (15 reviews)

Rainwater Kisses: A Billionaire Love Story

The older sister of Emma LaRue wasn’t looking for love. In fact, the last thing Kaylee LaRue thought as she attended her sister’s Caribbean wedding was that she would meet a man as confident as Owen Parker. The suave businessman oozed charm, and when that charm was directed at Kaylee, it gave her pause. She couldn’t be sure if the man was actually interested in her or just interested in a good time.

In reality, Owen Parker had never met anyone like Kaylee LaRue. The quiet girl from Iowa made him forget to breathe the first time he saw her. When he tried to work his magic, her wit proved to be a match for his, and his charms had no effect. He knew what it looked like- she probably thought that he wanted to have a vacation tryst with her just as Jack Saunders had with Emma. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

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