Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 02-01-14

Derailed (Clayton Falls)

By Alyssa Rose Ivy / Genre: Coming of Age / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (163 reviews)

Derailed (Clayton Falls)

When you’re lost, sometimes the only place you can go is home.

Broken over the death of her fiancé, Molly leaves law school to return to her childhood home in North Carolina. Expecting to lay low until she can figure out what else to do with her life, she finds herself in the arms of her high school sweetheart, the boy who represents everything from the past she tried to leave behind.

Looking for an escape, she instead finds a way back to the girl she almost forgot existed and a future she never dreamed possible.

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She Walks in Beauty (Against All Expectations Collection Book #3)

By Siri Mitchell / Genre: Historical, Religious & Inspirational Fiction / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (204 reviews)

She Walks in Beauty (Against All Expectations Collection Book #3)

For a young society woman seeking a favorable marriage in the late 1890s, so much depends on her social season debut. Clara Carter has been given one goal: secure the affections of the city’s most eligible bachelor. Debuting means plenty of work–there are corsets to be fitted, dances to master, manners to perfect. Her training soon pays off, however, as celebrity’s spotlight turns Clara into a society-page darling.

Yet Clara wonders if this is the life she really wants, especially when she learns her best friend has also set her sights on Franklin De Vries. When a man appears who seems to love her simply for who she is, and gossip backlash turns ugly, Clara realizes it’s not just her heart at stake–the future of her family depends on how she plays the game.

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Lady Fortescue Steps Out (The Poor Relation Series, Vol. 1)

By M. C. Beaton / Genre: Regency, Historical Romance, Romance / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (78 reviews)

Lady Fortescue Steps Out (The Poor Relation Series, Vol. 1)

The impecunious Lady Fortescue, widowed and alone save for two loyal, unpaid servants, has sold off almost all of the furnishings in her large Bond Street home and faces a grim future as a member of the aristocracy too proud to seek employment or charity, yet too poor to survive on the infrequent largess of wealthy relatives oblivious to her plight. Salvation arrives in the unlikely form of old Colonel Sandhurst, an equally impoverished retired military man who falls at her feet in a hunger-induced faint one afternoon in Hyde Park. The two decide to join forces: the Colonel will share Lady Fortescue’s home, and they will invite others of their station and situation to live with them and pool their resources. Thus is born what eventually becomes one of London’s most popular hotels, The Poor Relation, to which the nobility flocks to enjoy the novelty of being waited upon by members of their own class.

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Mountain Hero

By Cheryl Yeko / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (34 reviews)

Mountain Hero

Broken Engagement:
Finding her fiancé cheating with her best friend was bad enough, but when Michelle heads up the Rocky Mountains for a little R & R, it goes from bad to worse when her car breaks down during a major snowstorm.

Mountain Hero:
Along a deserted stretch of highway, Jason rescues a beautiful woman who’s being accosted by two men. But can he keep her safe when they’re left stranded during a harsh winter storm?

Love Blossoms:
Sometimes, one finds their Soul Mate in the most unexpected places.

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Hope Road (John Ray #1) (John Ray / LS9 crime thrillers)

By John Barlow / Genre: British & Irish, Literary Fiction / Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars (153 reviews)

Hope Road (John Ray #1) (John Ray / LS9 crime thrillers)

John Ray, son of crime boss Antonio ‘Tony’ Ray, is the straight one of the family. With a successful business and a lifestyle to match, he wants nothing to do with his father’s criminal world. But what does that world want with him?

A young prostitute is found dead in John’s car, and Freddy Metcalfe, his best friend and employee, is framed for her death. Freddy denies everything but it’s an open and shut case: he’s going down for murder. John sets out to find the real killer.

But things get complicated. A stash of counterfeit money was also found in John’s car, and the police seem more interested in that than in the dead girl. Then Lanny Bride turns up; one of the north’s most ruthless criminals (and an old friend of the Ray family), Lanny is desperate to know who killed the girl. But why? Meanwhile, Freddy is too scared to talk to anyone, even his lawyer.

John’s police detective girlfriend, Denise Danson, has been warned off the case by her boss. But she doesn’t believe Freddy is guilty, and secretly helps John look for the murderer. The problem, though, is that uncovering the shocking truth about the girl’s death will force John to confront his own criminal past and risk destroying his future, as well as losing the only woman he’s ever loved.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 12-17-13

The Christmas Bus

By Melody Carlson / Genre: Christian, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (152 reviews)

Christmas Bus, The

The people of Christmas Valley always celebrate Christmas to the fullest extent. The mayor plays Santa, every business is holiday themed, and there’s a nativity for the kids each Christmas Eve. This town knows Christmas.

But this year nothing goes according to plan. Shepherd’s Inn is full of strangers, Mad Myrtle is causing problems, and a young couple with a baby due any minute rolls in to the middle of town in their Partridge Family-style bus. It’s hardly the holiday Christmas Valley wanted–but it may be just what they need. This charming novella is sure to become a new Christmas tradition for readers who love a great holiday story.

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A Touch of Midnight: A Midnight Breed Novella

By Lara Adrian / Genre: Fantasy, Romance / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (105 reviews)

A Touch of Midnight: A Midnight Breed Novella (Midnight Breed Vampire Romance)

Savannah Dupree is a freshman studying at Boston University on a full scholarship. But academic excellence is only one of her gifts. Savannah possesses something even more remarkable than her quick mind and insatiable curiosity for learning. With a simple touch, she can see an object’s past—a skill that puts her life in danger, when her studies bring her into contact with a centuries-old English sword and the terrible secret hidden within the blade’s history.

In all his three hundred years of living as one of the Breed, vampire warrior Gideon never dreamed he’d see the blade again that spilled his young brothers’ lives ages ago in London. Ever since the boys’ deaths, Gideon’s been on a personal quest to rid the world of Rogue vampires, but now he can’t help wondering if the brutal slaying was something more sinister—an act perpetrated by an unknown enemy. An enemy who is apparently living in hiding somewhere in Boston. There’s one certain way to prove Gideon’s suspicion, but it will mean using innocent, gifted Savannah to help uncover the full truth—a truth that will shatter everything she knows about herself and the world around her. And with danger closing in from all sides, the passion that ignites between Gideon and Savannah will tempt them to risk their hearts and lives for a love that might just last an eternity….

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Rock and Roll Never Forgets (The Rock and Roll Trilogy)

By Barbara Stewart / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (107 reviews)

Rock and Roll Never Forgets (The Rock and Roll Trilogy)

Beth Morgan is a young woman who’s just been given the ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to meet her favorite band, Traveler. That meeting leads to a chance encounter with her idol, the band’s lead singer, Andy Stevens.
What follows is a love story. A journey through the peaks, valleys and trials of a relationship lived in the public eye; the miles they traveled together through his career in the music business, and her struggles to stay obscure in a world she never really settled into comfortably. In the end it’s all about love, fate, and what the heart can’t hold back.

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Ladd Springs (Ladd Springs, Book #1)

By Dianne Venetta / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Literary Fiction / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (20 reviews)

Ladd Springs (Ladd Springs, Book #1)

Delaney Wilkins finds herself at odds with hotel developer Nick Harris over a deathbed promise and a mysterious find in the Tennessee forest. Both are after title to Ladd Springs, a mecca of natural springs, streams and trails in the eastern Tennessee mountains, a tract of land worth millions. But Ernie Ladd, current owner of the property and uncle to Delaney, is adamantly opposed to them both.

Felicity Wilkins, Delaney’s daughter, deserves to inherit her family’s legacy, but neighbor Clem Sweeney is working against her, ingratiating himself with Ernie Ladd. Clem is also harboring a secret that will make him a very wealthy man–unless the others stop him before he can bring it to fruition.

Complicating matters is Annie Owens. Ex-girlfriend to Jeremiah Ladd, Ernie’s estranged son lining in Atlanta, she declares her daughter Casey is Jeremiah’s, making Casey every bit as entitled to the property as Felicity–only Annie hasn’t proven this claim. Yet.

All are fighting to get the property, but only one will walk away with the gold.

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Inheritance

By Joe McKinney / Genre: Horror / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (97 reviews)

Inheritance

Paul Henninger is a rookie cop on San Antonio’s troubled East Side, where every night is a war against the gangs and the drug dealers. But Paul has a dark past, and a dark inheritance.

The ghost of Martin Henninger has returned to make sure his son, Paul, delivers on his apocalyptic charge, the result of Martin’s black magic, and he’s killing everyone in his path.

With his two worlds colliding, and the body count stacking up, Paul soon finds himself the lead suspect in a series of grisly cult-style killings, and in an emotional standoff between duty, the truth, his wife, and his dead family.

Meanwhile, Keith Anderson, San Antonio’s best homicide detective, is hot on Paul’s heels. His investigation takes him deep into the secrets of Paul’s family. But what he finds there just might kill them both.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 08-20-13

Breakers (Book 1)

By Edward W. Robertson / Genre: Technothrillers, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (235 reviews)

Breakers (Book 1)

In New York, Walt Lawson is about to lose his girlfriend Vanessa. In Los Angeles, Raymond and Mia James are about to lose their house. Within days, none of it will matter.

When Vanessa dies of the flu, Walt is devastated. But she isn’t the last. The virus quickly kills billions, reducing New York to an open grave and LA to a chaotic wilderness of violence and fires. As Raymond and Mia hole up in an abandoned mansion, where they learn to function without electricity, running water, or neighbors, Walt begins an existential walk to LA, where Vanessa had planned to move when she left him. He expects to die along the way.

Months later, a massive vessel appears above Santa Monica Bay. Walt is attacked by a crablike monstrosity in a mountain stream. The virus that ended humanity wasn’t created by humans. It was inflicted from outside. The colonists who sent it are ready to finish the job–and Earth’s survivors may be too few and too weak to resist.

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Take Care, Sara

By Lindy Zart / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (121 reviews)

Take Care, Sara

You breathe in, you breathe out, and everything you know is gone.

Sara Walker knows firsthand what it feels like to have your reality ripped away, scrambled, and shoved back at you in an undone puzzle where pieces are missing and nothing fits. She’s lost so much and is struggling to live and to find the strength to forgive herself for being human. With the help of Lincoln, her husband’s brother, Sara realizes it’s not about finding who she used to be, but about finding who she is now.

You breathe in, you breathe out, and everything you know isn’t gone, but reborn.

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Awaken (The Patronus #1)

By Sarah M. Ross / Genre: Fantasy, Teen, Young Adult / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (128 reviews)

Awaken (The Patronus #1)

Lucy Donovan was supposed to have a weekend of fun in the sun, celebrating her upcoming graduation from college. In a split second, everything changed. A drunk driver ended Lucy’s mortal life.
Lucy opens her eyes to a world she never imagined possible and a new destiny: as a Patronus, a guardian of spirits. Adjusting to her new role and abilities while negotiating this confusing realm will test her limits and push her further than she ever dreamed she would go. From wayward spirits who don’t want her help to soul stealing vampires, and even a stuck-up British royal, Lucy must brave them all to save one spirit she can’t bear to lose.
Further complicating her confusing life is an inexplicable yet growing connection she feels to a member of her team, Max, whose mysterious behavior leaves her both confused and intrigued.
Waking up dead was just the beginning of her problems. Lucy’s death is about to become the greatest adventure of her life.

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Tangled Beauty

By K.L. Middleton / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (64 reviews)

Tangled Beauty

Sinclair Jeffries thought she knew what she was getting into when her zany, gay friend, Jesse Eddington, talked her into portraying his girlfriend during his parent’s anniversary party on Huntington Beach. That is, until she met Reed, Jesse’s sexy as hell older brother, and ends up getting much more than what she’d bargained for.

Reed Eddington assumed his future was settled until he met Sinclair, his brother’s so-called “girlfriend”, but the raw, sexual tension between them is hard to ignore. As he watches their ruse from the sidelines, he finds himself wanting to uncover more than just their amusing little facade.

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Tears Fall at Night – Praise Him Anyhow Series (Book 1)

By Vanessa Miller / Genre: Religious Fiction / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (67 reviews)

Tears Fall at Night - Praise Him Anyhow Series (Book 1)

Life was good, God was blessing and the Marshall family was riding high, until Carmella Marshall’s husband, Nelson asks for a divorce and then moves in with his girlfriend—who also happens to be her twenty-three-year-old daughter’s best friend—her son gets arrested, her daughter drops out of college, the bills go unpaid, and then Carmella has a nervous breakdown.

The Marshalls have ups and downs like any other family. However, Carmella always thought that God would see them through anything. But when Nelson left and her life fell apart, she realized just how weak she could become, without the strength of God guiding her way. Through prayer, praise, and a love that bonds families together, Carmella renews her trust in the Lord and discovers a way to turn her life around.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 08-14-13

Jordyn (A Daemon Hunter Novel Book One)

By Tiffany King / Genre: Angels, Paranormal, Romance / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (41 reviews)

Jordyn (A Daemon Hunter Novel Book One)

Hand to hand combat training: Check Cardio and strength training: Check Daemon hunting: Check Anomaly: Check Check, check, check, check…That’s all my life is. There’s nothing ordinary about me. I’m “special.” I know this because I’m reminded of it every stinking day. I can kick a Daemon’s ass with both hands tied behind my back. I can run up a mountain without breaking a sweat. Know what I can’t do? Get guys to notice me, or hang out with friends like normal people do. I can’t just be ordinary because I have an Arch Angel for a mentor who is always breathing down my neck, and a family of angelic Guides and Protectors who scrutinize every little thing I do. Just for a day I want a life where I’m no longer some anomaly, where I don’t have to feel like a lab rat.

And then I met Emrys. Okay, so my mentor and family hate him, but probably for good reason. After-all, he is a Soul Trader, and they aren’t the most trust worthy beings. But, he is sooo hot with his green eyes, leather jacket and the sexiest tattoo you’ve ever seen running down his back. And-he doesn’t treat me like a project.

I’ve got myself in quite a little quandary here. Choosing between my responsibilities and the Trader that holds my heart is something I didn’t sign up for. Torn between two different worlds, I must now decide who to trust and who to walk away from. What’s a girl to do? See what I mean? I am an anomaly. I am Jordyn.

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Sunlight on My Shadow

By Judy Liautaud / Genre: Memoirs, Biographies & Memoirs / Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars (20 reviews)

Sunlight on My Shadow

In 1966, when Judy became pregnant at the age of 16, her family kept her plight a secret. She was sent from her all-girls Catholic school to hide in a home for unwed mothers, give birth, and relinquish her baby girl to adoption. The fabricated story of her kidney disease was supposed to undo the impending damage to her reputation. Judy’s father instructed her to never look back.
Judy felt the grief and shame within her body and fought to keep it contained within the shadows of silence. But as an adult, she felt compelled to address the loss by searching for her birth daughter and bringing her story to light. Judy experiences firsthand that secrets keep your soul hidden in shame and stifle the clarity of your true being. In the end, Judy sails free from the shadows of silence and experiences a deeper, more compassionate connection with herself and others.
This satisfying story of renewal and redemption will bring tears and laughter. As an adult, Judy reflects on her teen age innocence, telling her story with raw honesty.

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Consume Me (A Burning Desire Novel)

By R. F. Allie / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 3.6 out of 5 stars (34 reviews)

Consume Me (A Burning Desire Novel)

When recent college graduate, Clea Dane, returns home after a long summer trip, spent visiting her family, and some old friends, she’s feeling hopeful and renewed. She was back in New York, with her childhood best-friend, ready to start a new job, and forget about all the bad things that had pushed her away from the safety of her home and her city.

Never, in Clea’s craziest dreams, had she imagined to find the stranger she’d encountered halfway across the world, in her own city and favorite club. The good-looking, and arrogant rescuer that had her all flustered, and confused about it.

Landon Davis is nothing if not persevering. He looked for Clea, until he found her; celebrating with her friends at a club in Manhattan. Landon Davis is a successful lawyer, a mogul , and has the world at his feet. He comes with his charm, his arrogance and his own set of rules; showing a unique determination to sweep the girl he’d longed for, off her feet.

He’s everything Clea tries to avoid…
She’s everything he wants…

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Filter (The Von Strassenberg Saga)

By Gwenn Wright / Genre: Historical, Romance, Teen, Young Adult / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (21 reviews)

Filter (The Von Strassenberg Saga)

Not all romances are fairytales.

In 1877, Katherine Demure, brimming over with discontentment, is swept into the arms of the mysterious Viktor von Strassenberg who is newly arrived from Europe with dark rumors preceding him. Hoping to find love and adventure, she instead becomes the centerpiece of a mystery that will take generations to unravel.
The responsibility falls into the hands of her granddaughter, five times removed, who has no inkling as to the origins of her strange name or the reason she has no connection to her family. All that changes and begins to unravel when she makes the mistake of being found.

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Colton Manor

By Francene Carroll / Genre: Paranormal, Romance / Rating: 3.6 out of 5 stars (34 reviews)

Colton Manor

Art student Ursula St Clare is less than thrilled when she is forced to spend her summer break alone in a chilly, isolated mansion perched on the edge of a cliff. When a neighbour warns her that the house is haunted, Ursula decides to lease out a room in the hope that some human company will help keep the ghosts at bay.

Science professor Damien Knight is self-proclaimed sceptic when it comes to all things supernatural. He needs somewhere to stay while his house is being renovated, and Ursula is instantly attracted to the sexy older man. She entertains thoughts of a summer fling with her new housemate, but it isn’t long before Damien starts acting very strangely, and Ursula begins to fear for her safety.

Has she let a dangerous, unstable man into the house, or is it Colton Manor and its evil legacy which is causing him to behave so bizarrely? And what does Shakespeare have to do with it all?

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Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 03-22-13 [Part 1]

Tough Cookie (Maggie Sullivan mysteries)

By M. Ruth Myers / Genre: Historical, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (166 reviews)

Tough Cookie (Maggie Sullivan mysteries)

When Depression-era private eye Maggie Sullivan is invited to dine with a millionaire, she doesn’t expect the first course to be a gun in her face. It draws her into a gold-plated web of theft, revenge, double crosses and murder.

A big-time swindle has made fools of some of the city’s wealthiest businessmen. The man behind it has vanished. When Maggie begins asking questions, he reappears – dead in the river. But she’s already learned too much. Someone’s out to silence her too.

Armed with her .38 and a nip of gin, Maggie closes in on a killer as a mobster offers a hint, a cop unsettles her with his chemistry, and a woman with deadly potential plays a game by her own rules.

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