Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 12-23-13

Welcome to Last Chance (A Place to Call Home Book #1): A Novel

By Cathleen Armstrong / Genre: Romance, Religious & Inspirational Fiction / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (73 reviews)

Welcome to Last Chance (A Place to Call Home Book #1): A Novel

The red warning light on her car dashboard drove Lainie Davis to seek help in the tiny town of Last Chance, New Mexico. But as she encounters the people who make Last Chance their home, it’s her heart that is flashing bright red warning lights. These people are entirely too nice, too accommodating, and too interested in her personal life for Lainie’s comfort–especially since she’s on the run and hoping to slip away unnoticed.

Yet in spite of herself, Lainie finds that she is increasingly drawn in to the dramas of small town life. An old church lady who always has room for a stranger. A handsome bartender with a secret life. A single mom running her diner and worrying over her teenage son. Could Lainie actually make a life in this little hick town? Or will the past catch up to her even here in the middle of nowhere?

Cathleen Armstrong pens a debut novel filled with complex, lovable characters making their way through life and relationships the best they can. Her evocative descriptions, observational humor, and talent at rendering romantic scenes will earn her many fans.

Free as of 12/23/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

O Little Town: A Novel

By Don Reid / Genre: Christian Fiction, Religion & Spirituality / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (103 reviews)

O Little Town: A Novel

Christmas, 1958: Elvis is on the radio, Ike is in the White House, the Lord is in his holy temple, but there is no peace in Mt. Jefferson.In a small town where everybody seems to know everybody, there are still a few secrets. Three families find they are connected in ways they never suspected: an angry teen, a dying man, a lonely wife, a daughter in trouble. Just ordinary people, muddling their way through ordinary challenges. Illness. Marriage. Bad decisions. Friendship. Faith. Forgiveness.Spanning three generations, O Little Town is a tender tale of love and redemption . and a lonely gravesite where roses mysteriously appear every Christmas. It will touch your heart.

Free as of 12/23/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Arena

By Karen Hancock / Genre: Romance, Religious & Inspirational Fiction / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (97 reviews)

Arena

A Repackaged Award Winner From Karen Hancock

Callie Hayes is living a life of fear and disillusionment when she volunteers for a psychology experiment that promises to turn her life around. As her orientation proceeds, Callie becomes frightened by the secrecy and evasion she encounters. When she demands to be released from the program, she is suddenly dropped into a terrifying alien world and into a perilous battle between good and evil. With limited resources and only a few cryptic words to guide her, Callie embarks on a life-changing journey. Will she decipher the plans the Benefactor has established for her escape, or will she succumb to the deception of the Arena?

Free as of 12/23/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

The Citizens (A Jazz Nemesis Novel)

By L. M. Smith / Genre: Occult, Horror / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (55 reviews)

The Citizens (A Jazz Nemesis Novel)

Imagine a town where you can stay out as late as you want, wake up when it suits you, you never have to go to work, and everything is free for the taking. Sounds perfect right? But what if you can’t remember where you are or how you got there? What if you can’t ever leave? And what if the only other people around are hostages, just like you? Would you still want to stay?

Jasmine Marshall certainly didn’t think so until she met Justin Beck; a dashing active-duty member of the United States Army and fellow hostage. With him around life in Kolob might not be so bad after all … or so she thought. There are vampires and psychics at the breakfast table! Disturbing acts of torture and senseless violence are commonplace. Biochemical warfare is a very real threat, and the town’s mayor is an elusive mad-scientist obsessed with his own theories about December 21, 2012!

In a place where one has everything to gain and nothing to lose, one thing reigns true: nothing in Kolob is ever as it seems.

Free as of 12/23/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Second Chance Christmas (Second Chance Love Story)

By Shawn Inmon / Genre: Holidays / Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars (26 reviews)

Second Chance Christmas (Second Chance Love Story)

Sometimes, a Christmas miracle is needed.

Steve and Elizabeth have led lonely lives for many years. An unlikely encounter on a Christmas tree lot could change everything–if they have the courage to overcome a lifetime’s doubt and fears.

Free as of 12/23/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 12-07-13

Christmas Roses

By Amanda Cabot / Genre: Romance, Religious & Inspirational Fiction / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (207 reviews)

Christmas Roses

Celia Anderson doesn’t need anything for Christmas except a few more boarders, which are hard to come by in this small mining town. She certainly doesn’t have a husband on her Christmas wish list. But when a wandering carpenter finds lodging at her boarding house, she admits that she might remarry if she found the right man–the kind of man who would bring her roses for Christmas. It would take a miracle to get roses during a harsh Wyoming winter. But Christmas, after all, is the time for miracles . . .

Amanda Cabot invites readers to cozy up with a romantic, heartwarming tale of the greatest gift of all–love.

Free as of 12/07/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Faster Harder (Take Me… #1) (New Adult Romance Novel)

By Colleen Masters / Genre: Coming of Age / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (42 reviews)

Faster Harder (Take Me... #1) (New Adult Romance Novel)

How does a responsible, intelligent, career-driven girl find herself half-naked and hooking up with a bad boy Formula One driver in a Barcelona night club bathroom?

Siena Lazio is a lot of things…but reckless isn’t one of them.

She’s only in her mid-twenties and already Team Ferrelli’s Director of Public Relations and heiress to the top Formula One racing team. The esteemed daughter of Alfonso Lazio, the greatest driver F1 has ever seen, Siena seems to have it all figured out. All she has to do is uphold her family’s honor and ensure her brother Enzo’s public image is pristine while he rises to fame and clenches the title as Formula One’s new champion.

Everything is perfect…

…Until she’s swept mercilessly off her feet by the one man she can never be with. The one man who can fuck it all up.

Harrison Davies is Team McClain’s secret weapon and he’s the only driver who threatens to steal the championship from Enzo. The tattooed British bad boy knows how to get what he wants. And always gets what he wants.

Harrison and Siena fall deeper and deeper with each secret tryst. Passion flares, reality fades, and the lines between right and wrong begin to blur. Driven by lust and ambition the couple delves into a world of treachery, deceit, lies, and ultimate betrayal. Is Siena ready to place her fragile heart into the hands of a speed demon and will the thrill of falling for him be worth it when they wreck?

Free as of 12/07/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

A Christmas Tail: A Turn-of-the-century Heartwarming Tale for All Ages

By Carolyn McCray / Genre: Holidays / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (40 reviews)

A Christmas Tail: A Turn-of-the-century Heartwarming Tale for All Ages

A turn of the century shipwreck leaves two children orphaned. Destined for the brutal, sooty New York streets, only their dog, Sophie, can save both them and Christmas!

Free as of 12/07/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

A Winter Discovery

By Michael Baron / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (39 reviews)

A Winter Discovery

Returning to the characters of his first novel, When You Went Away, Baron takes us again into the world of Gerry Rubato, a man who has been marked by loss and revived by love, and his son Reese, now five, who celebrates life at a remarkable level but is only now starting to understand that he was robbed of the chance of ever knowing his mother. Reese is old enough now to get caught up in the excitement of the Christmas season and he throws himself into it with abandon. His sense of celebration takes on entirely new levels of meaning, though, when it leads him to an unexpected and most remarkable discovery.

At once buoyant and poignant, and filled with irrepressible spirit, A Winter Discovery is a story of that will take you to new places in your heart.

Free as of 12/07/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Hazing Meri Sugarman

By M. Apostolina / Genre: Classics, Teen & Young Adult / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (20 reviews)

Hazing Meri Sugarman

Poor, dear Cindy Bixby is a total loser. Has been all her life. But now as she enters college, Cindy hopes to shed her loser ways — get some friends and maybe even (dare she think it?) get a boyfriend. Her first move out of loserdom: pledge Alpha Beta Delta.

There Cindy meets Meri Sugarman. Meri is not only beautiful, she controls the sorority, a position that gives Meri more power than…well, maybe not God, but certainly any person within a one-hundred-mile radius. (How, you ask? Think of today’s technology and what you could do with it if you were so (illegally) inclined. Get the picture? 😉 )

Meri teaches Cindy that she, too, can be perfect. She can be beautiful, sexy, and popular, influence teachers and politicians, and even have a boyfriend!

But when the new Cindy crosses into Meri-only territory (hint: where there’s trouble, look for boy), new — very scary — Meri emerges. And Cindy realizes that behind all that beauty is an evil beast that must be stopped.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 12-04-13

The Testing

By Joelle Charbonneau / Genre: Action & Adventure, Teen & Young Adult / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (174 reviews)

The Testing

It’s graduation day for sixteen-year-old Malencia Vale, and the entire Five Lakes Colony (the former Great Lakes) is celebrating. All Cia can think about—hope for—is whether she’ll be chosen for The Testing, a United Commonwealth program that selects the best and brightest new graduates to become possible leaders of the slowly revitalizing post-war civilization. When Cia is chosen, her father finally tells her about his own nightmarish half-memories of The Testing. Armed with his dire warnings (”Cia, trust no one”), she bravely heads off to Tosu City, far away from friends and family, perhaps forever. Danger, romance—and sheer terror—await.

Free as of 12/04/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Love at Any Cost (The Heart of San Francisco Book #1): A Novel

By Julie Lessman / Genre: Romance, Religious & Inspirational Fiction / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (134 reviews)

Love at Any Cost (The Heart of San Francisco Book #1): A Novel

Jilted by a fortune hunter, cowgirl Cassidy McClare is a spunky Texas oil heiress without a fortune who would just as soon hogtie a man as look at him. Hoping a summer visit with her wealthy cousins in San Francisco will help her forget her heartache, Cassidy travels west. But no sooner is she settled in beautiful California than Jamie McKenna, a handsome pauper looking to marry well, captures her heart. When Jamie discovers the woman he loves is poorer than he is, Cassidy finds herself bucked by love a second time. Will Jamie discover that money can’t buy love after all? And can Cassidy ever learn to fully trust her heart to a man?

With delectable descriptions and a romantic sensibility, bestselling author Julie Lessman brings the Gilded Age to life in this sumptuous new series. Readers will faithfully follow Lessman to the West Coast for more romance, passion, and surprising revelations found in Love at Any Cost.

Free as of 12/04/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

The Promise of Provence

By Patricia Sands / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (68 reviews)

The Promise of Provence

Surprise, shock, and a shift in her comfortable life tumble into Katherine Price’s world when least expected. The future she has imagined suddenly vanishes, leaving little to focus upon beyond her career and the caregiving her elderly widowed mother might require.

Fate has other plans.

June in Provence is full of promise when Katherine arrives from Canada, eager to feel renewed by her surroundings. Endless rows of lavender prepare to burst into pink and purple blooms. Fields of sunflowers flow in golden waves among vineyards and olive groves. Ancient hilltop villages beckon. It’s the postcard setting she envisioned, but is that all she needs?

After a year of heartbreak, Katherine has impulsively agreed to a home exchange in the south of France. Colorful locals, a yellow lab named Picasso, and the inspiring beauty of the countryside breathe new life into her days.

Seeking to shed the pain of betrayal and loss, she struggles to recapture her joie de vivre and searches for the answer to a haunting question: is it too late to begin again?

As Katherine explores the romantic cobblestone lanes of medieval towns, discovers the intoxicating pleasures of Paris and savors the sun-kissed Côte d’Azur, she begins redefining the possibilities in her life.

An enduring story of hope and change in life’s later years is woven through the author’s love-letter to France. Like a well-travelled friend, Patricia Sands invites readers into a world she loves and entices them to linger.

Free as of 12/04/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

The First Christmas Carol: A Miser, A Manger, A Miracle (A Christmas Advent Holiday Gift Idea)

By Marianne Jordan / Genre: Christmas, Holidays / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (53 reviews)

The First Christmas Carol: A Miser, A Manger, A Miracle (A Christmas Advent Holiday Gift Idea)

Matthew, Mark, Luke, and . . . Dickens?

In an interpretive retelling of this familiar Christmas story the author asks: What if there was room at the inn? The First Christmas Carol combines a timeless work of classic literature with the first documented Christmas story. As darkness cloaks the hills of Bethlehem three angels visit an unscrupulous innkeeper, revealing his past, present, and the miracles yet to come.

Not the story you’ve read. Still the stories you know.

Free as of 12/04/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Tracks (A Mystery and Espionage Thriller)

By Niv Kaplan / Genre: Hard-Boiled, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars (21 reviews)

Tracks (A Mystery and Espionage Thriller)

A MAN’S LIFE TURNS TO TRACKING…In a thrilling manhunt, a grieving father is tracking any clues, any traces of his kidnapped child while forming an international organization that tracks other missing children.The suspense never ceases as the flesh trade, divorce disputes, and child slavery are all being probed by Sam Baker and his team across the globe. The mystery builds as deep in the Sinai Desert, amongst immortal granite cliffs and The Gulf’s breathtaking shades, there lays Sam’s greatest fears. Hate, corruption, and greed threaten his organization and he turns to a secret outfit for help. Then a horrible scheme to use children to spread terror is revealed and the tracks lead to an inevitably lethal confrontation with a merciless terrorist group.This is a tale of modern terrorism, international intrigue, diplomacy, and sacrifice, all in hopes of finding one small boy.Will Sam find his son?“TRACKS”, Niv Kaplan’s second novel, is a riveting adventure of people who risk everything to track and liberate missing children.

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