Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-31-13

Entanglement (YA Dystopian Romance)

By Dan Rix / Genre: Young Adult, Romance / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (62 reviews)

Entanglement (YA Dystopian Romance)

In a world like ours, humans are born in pairs. When a newborn boy takes his first breath in the coastal town of Tularosa, the exact time is noted, recorded in the Registry, and later compared to the birth times of other newborns around the globe. There will be one identical match—his half. They will meet on their eighteenth birthday and they will spend their lives together. Except this time, there is no match.

Hotheaded heartthrob Aaron Harper is scheduled to meet his half in twenty-nine days, and he doesn’t buy a word of that entanglement crap. So what if he and his half were born the same day and share a spooky psychic connection? Big deal. After breaking one too many teenage girls’ hearts, he’ll stick to brawling with the douchebag rugby players any day.

Until the day a new girl arrives at school and threatens everything he takes for granted.

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Carved In Stone (Art of Love Series)

By Donna McDonald / Genre: Contemporary Romance, Humor / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (100 reviews)

Carved In Stone (Contemporary Romance, Humor, Family and Relationships) (Art of Love Series)

Even though his sons tease him about not dating, and his ex-wife thinks he is still hung up on her, 53 yr old retired principal and stone sculptor, William Everett Larson, is glad he waited to date until he found 47 yr old high school art teacher, Jessica Anderson. He admires Jessica for her courageous art and for how she has dealt with her life. As far as Will can tell, the only part of Jessica damaged by her past is her heart. Jessica assures Will she is incapable of lasting love, but Will refuses to believe it’s true.

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Headaches can be Murder (The Can Be Murder Series)

By Marilyn Rausch / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (95 reviews)

Headaches can be Murder (The Can Be Murder Series)

Serendipity leads Chip Collingsworth into mystery writing and to the small community of Turners Bend, Iowa, where he intertwines his new life and local events into Brain Freeze, his second novel with hero and alter ego Dr. John Goodman and FBI Agent Jo Schwann. Two crimes are solved and two romances emerge.

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Money Is The Motive

By Arabia / Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (41 reviews)

Money Is The Motive

Gionnie is a young girl, that got tired of being broke. Her tale isn’t your average broken home, with a crack head for a mother tale either. She grew up in a two-parent household, with blue-collar working parents. However, living paycheck to paycheck wasn’t getting the job done. They were still just as poor as everyone else in the hood. Once, Gionnie meets a chick named Mecca, that’s tired of living under similar circumstances; they devise a plan to get money. In their quest for the American Dream, they have to hustle hard. There isn’t anything they wouldn’t do; if the price were right. But, when one mission goes horribly wrong the price is now their lives. Together, they devise a plan that will get them more money than they have ever seen……If they can stay alive long enough to get it.

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The Eve Tree: A Novel

By Rachel Devenish Ford / Genre: Literary Fiction / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (42 reviews)

The Eve Tree: A Novel

When Molly’s ranch is threatened by a nearby forest fire, she realizes she will do whatever she can to save it, even at the cost of her fragile mental stability.

Jack, Molly’s husband, will do whatever he can to save Molly. He alone knows the real toll of the breakdown she had, sixteen years ago.

Catherine, Molly’s elderly mother, is caught between regrets of the past and the present fiery threat. She returns to the ranch and begins a project that she hopes will somehow bring Molly back to wholeness, a project that has nothing to do with fighting fires.

As the whole family waits out the four days that the fire continues toward them, they dig deeply into the past to find the healing that they need and reclaim their place on the earth.

The Eve Tree is a haunting, lyrical novel about the desperation of family, the difficulty of love, and the strength of forgiveness.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-29-13

Resisting the Bad Boy (NICE GIRL TO LOVE)

By Violet Duke / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (66 reviews)

Resisting the Bad Boy (NICE GIRL TO LOVE)

Abby Bartlett is the quintessential nice girl. Between teaching, volunteering, completing her PhD, and helping her best friend raise his daughter, Abby never gets the chance to be anything but nice. That is, until the all-wrong-for-her man she’s only ever known from afar starts daring her to simply take that chance for herself. His sage advice? Try something wild and fast.

Preferably him.

An unbridled, hotshot attorney with a not-so-little black book, Connor Sullivan has earned himself quite the bad boy reputation. But in his defense, he’s a very conscientious one. He knows far too well that sometimes in life, love isn’t enough…or worse, not even a factor at all. To avoid that misery–and repel the drama–Connor always makes his one and only rule crystal clear right from the start. Absolutely nothing more than a month.

Turns out, a whole lot can happen in one month.

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True Colours; Can you ever forget your first love?

By Vanessa Fox / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (45 reviews)

True Colours; Can you ever forget your first love?

Can you ever forget your first love?

Successful interior designer Alex Ryan knows going back to Dublin will be difficult, but she has no idea of the hidden dangers that await her.
With her father in hospital after a mysterious accident and a new design client demanding her attention, when Alex finds herself in the offices of Venture Capital Ireland the last person she expects to meet is Sebastian Wingfield, heir to the Wingfield fortune – the one man in Ireland she is desperate to avoid.

And the last thing on Sebastian’s mind is interior decoration.

But Sebastian is to marry his best friend’s sister, Caroline, in eight weeks time. And as the wedding plans unfold, unknown to any of them, someone is set on ruining him – whatever it takes.
There is no escaping the past, and the night Alex meets Sebastian at Kilfenora House, more than just their TRUE COLOURS are finally revealed.

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Never Buried: Volume 1 (Leigh Koslow Mystery Series, Book 1)

By Edie Claire / Genre: Humor / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (424 reviews)

Never Buried: Volume 1 (Leigh Koslow Mystery Series, Book 1)

Advertising copywriter Leigh Koslow doesn’t pack heat–just a few extra pounds. And she doesn’t go looking for trouble. When she moved into her cousin Cara’s refurbished Victorian house, she wasn’t planning on discovering a corpse–certainly not one that had been embalmed ten years before. But as anyone in the small Pittsburgh borough of Avalon could tell her, her cousin’s house has a history attached. A history dating back to two mysterious deaths in the summer of 1949.

Someone wants Leigh and Cara out of the house–someone who has something to hide. But that someone doesn’t know Leigh’s impetuous cousin, and when Cara digs her heels in, Leigh looks to her old college chum, local policewoman Maura Polanski, for help. But the answers the trio find only point to more questions. Were the scandalous deaths of fifty years ago really an accident and a suicide? Or were they murder?

The nearer the women get to the truth, the more desperate someone becomes. Because some secrets are better off kept. Especially when they hit close to home!

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The Beholder, a Maddie Richards Mystery

By David Bishop / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (109 reviews)

The Beholder, a Maddie Richards Mystery

Maddie Richards is an efficient and resourceful detective with a secret wish that she could handle her messy personal life as well as she handles her work life. As a homicide sergeant for the Phoenix, Arizona Police Department, she has one of the highest solve rates in America. Her success leads her chief of police to assign her a serial killer case. Some sicko the press calls the Beholder is killing beautiful women. Her chief describes the case as “a career maker or breaker, get me?”
She has an ex-husband she still cares for, but who was bad for her and her ten-year-old son. Her widowed mother who lives with her is both a blessing and a trial. And, oh yes, her ex-husband has married an extremely wealthy and politically connected woman who cannot give birth. So, Maddie’s ex is filing a motion to obtain permanent custody of their son, citing the risks attendant to Maddie’s police work endanger the boy.
If that were not enough, the brother-in-law of the chief of police is using his position as an administrative assistant to sexually harass Maddie. She could file a formal complaint, but the good-old-boys network in the department is watching how she handles the situation.

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Replacing Gentry

By Julie N. Ford / Genre: Literary Fiction / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (31 reviews)

Replacing Gentry

When Marlie attends a cadaver ball at Vanderbilt Medical School, she does not expect to actually see any cadavers. Or, that a strange apparition would issue her such a chilling message. Despite the cadaver’s warning, a year later Marlie is married to Tennessee state senator, Daniel Cannon, and living in a plantation-style mansion with two step-sons. Add to the mix her growing suspicion that something is amiss with the death of Daniel’s first wife, Gentry, and newlywed Marlie is definitely in over her pretty Yankee head.

What begins as an innocent inquiry into her new husband’s clouded past ends with Marlie facing a dangerous conspiracy.

A modern twist on the classic Gothic romance novels like Rebecca and Jane Eyre, REPLACING GENTRY follows Marlie’s precarious journey as she seeks to learn the truth about the man she married.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-28-13

Broken Promises (Broken Series)

By Dawn Pendleton / Genre: Coming of Age / Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars (43 reviews)

Broken Promises (Broken Series)

After three years in Boston attending college, Mallory Wells has come home to Casper, Maine to care for her father, who is dying from cancer. She left Casper without looking back, leaving her small-town life and everyone in it, behind. Including her sexy high school sweetheart.
Luke Bates was devastated when Mallory left him for the city life. He managed to pull himself together and move on, even if only just barely. When Mallory shows up in town, Luke vows to stay away from her at all costs. So why does he want to spend as much time with her as he can? He knows she’s going back to Boston eventually, but he just can’t resist the lure of Mallory. Even if it means he’s heartbroken again when she leaves.

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Camelot’s Cousin: An Espionage Thriller

By David R. Stokes / Genre: Political, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (47 reviews)

Camelot's Cousin: An Espionage Thriller (Spies and Intrigue/Kennedy Assassination)

When a Dad tries to dig a hole in his Northern Virginia yard to bury the remains of the family pet, he chances upon a mysterious briefcase. Its contents include a journal with cryptic writing. He turns to his friend, and boss, Templeton Davis, a Rhodes scholar, popular national radio talk show host, and best-selling author of spy novels and history books, for help figuring out what he’s found. They soon realize that they possess materials concealed more than 60 years earlier before by Soviet intelligence and espionage agent, Kim Philby–and also clues to the last great secret of the Cold War. There was another highly placed spy. Someone never discovered–until now. This traitor had unique access to the White House, and was perfectly positioned to influence President John F. Kennedy as he faced challenge after challenge in the era now remembered as Camelot.

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It’s Murder, My Son (A Mac Faraday Mystery)

By Lauren Carr / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (81 reviews)

It's Murder, My Son (A Mac Faraday Mystery)

What started out as the worst day of Mac Faraday’s life would end up being a new beginning. After a messy divorce hearing, the last person that Mac wanted to see was another lawyer. Yet, this lawyer wore the expression of a child bursting to tell his secret, which would reveal Mac as heir to undreamed of fortunes, and lead him to the birthplace of America’s Queen of Mystery and an investigation that will unfold like one of her famous mystery novels.

Soon after she moves to her new lakefront home in Spencer, Maryland, multi-millionaire Katrina Singleton learns that life in an exclusive community is not all good. For some unknown reason, a strange man calling himself “Pay Back” begins stalking her. When Katrina is found strangled all evidence points to her terrorist, who is nowhere to be found.

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Blood Bound (A Gallows Novel)

By Sharon Stevenson / Genre: Occult, Horror / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (17 reviews)

Blood Bound (A Gallows Novel)

19-year-old twin demon trackers Shaun and Sarah Gallows are used to running into trouble – mostly the kind with fangs – but while Sarah embraces her powers to their fullest extent, trusting her instincts implicitly, Shaun distances himself from his abilities and can do little more than despair at his sister’s reckless nature and idly back her up.
When they come across 17-year-old Melissa Carling, a demon tracker who’s been torturing innocent super-naturals, they know they have to stop her. Sarah is desperate to punish Melissa for what she’s been doing but Shaun’s instant attraction to the girl points to a soul-mate bond stronger than anything he’s ever had to fight before…

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Shelly’s Second Chance (The Wish Granters, Book One)

By L B Gschwandtner / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (18 reviews)

Shelly's Second Chance (The Wish Granters, Book One)

Shelly Wagner is in trouble but her fiancé, Ben, doesn’t know it. Broke and ready to gamble her last dollar on a Super Lotto ticket, she really needs some help.

It arrives in the form of Joe and Alanna—Wish Granters from another world. One problem: it’s their very first assignment and they’re fairly clueless about their new wish granting powers and how to best use them. Plus they have a few things to work out in their own lives—if only they were still among the living. They want to return to earth, but can only get back by helping Shelly first.

After Joe and Alanna show up, Shelly’s life takes a drastic turn. So drastic that Shelly sees she may have been wishing for the wrong thing all along.

Is Shelly doomed or will Joe and Alanna help her squeak through? And, once they grant her wish, will she truly be able to turn her life around?

The Wish Granters: They’ll grant your wish, but the rest is up to you.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-27-13

Harvest of Rubies

By Tessa Afshar / Genre: Historical, Religious Fiction / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (158 reviews)

Harvest of Rubies

The prophet Nehemiah’s cousin can speak numerous languages, keep complex accounts, write on rolls of parchment and tablets of clay, and solve great mysteries. There is only one problem: she is a woman.

In her early childhood years, Sarah experienced the death of her mother and her father’s subsequent emotional distance and she came to two conclusions: that God does not care about her, and that her accomplishments are the measure of her worth – the measure of her self.

Sarah, the talented scribe and cousin to Nehemiah, is catapulted into the center of the Persian court, working too many hours, rubbing elbows with royalty, and solving intrigues for the Queen. Ironically, it isn’t failure but success that causes Sarah to lose her only source of external validation.

Sarah soon learns that she has something of worth to offer beyond her ability with languages and sums – her very being proves to be a blessing to others particularly the aristocrat, Darius, she was given to in marriage.

Sarah and Darius’ story continues in Harvest of Gold. Darius may be able to learn to love his wife, but can he ever learn to trust Sarah and her Lord?

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Marrying Cade

By Sally Clements / Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (19 reviews)

Marrying Cade

Capable financial advisor Melo Bellucci always knew when it came to organising her sister’s wedding she’d be in charge. After all, her sister Rosa is notoriously scatterbrained. But there’s a silver lining in the form of the Best Man, Melo’s childhood crush, Cade West.
When Cade returns to the Tuscan island, Isola dei Fiori, he’s prepared to mix business with pleasure, especially when he meets Melo again. The confident, sexy woman is a world away from the lanky tomboy he remembers, and attraction burns between them instantly.
But when he discovers that the perfect site for his hotel, idyllic Paradise Beach, belongs to Melo rather than her father, can their relationship survive, when there are two plans for Paradise?

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Alex

By Sidney Knight / Genre: Hard-Boiled, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars (68 reviews)

Alex (a psychological mystery/thriller, with crime, literary drama, romance and suspense)

On 1st June, 2010, an unspeakable act of murder was committed—a crime so evil that its perpetrator, Alex Merton, could never be forgotten.

He left behind not just his bloody fingerprints stained over the city, but also debate, confusion, question upon question as to why he did it.

How could a man in possession of such genius—a man so in love—unleash such horror on the living? How could a man so seemingly invisible in the community become the face of a nation’s nightmares? And who was the mystery somebody who knew of his murderous blueprints way beforehand, yet decided to do nothing until it was too late?

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Holding On

By Meg Jolie / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (40 reviews)

Holding On

Quinn Johnson has known the McGrath boys for as long as she can remember.

Luke has been her best friend for most of her life. He’s always been there for her, catching fireflies with her, maneuvering the hazards of high school with her, attending college parties with her, and protecting her. He was the boy that she could always trust, even if he was the boy that stole her first kiss.

His older brother, Jake, was the one who teased them mercilessly while they were growing up. Yet, he was the one who would ultimately steal Quinn’s heart.

A surprise pregnancy and a cruel twist of fate are about to change everything.

Forever.

Friendship and family will be tested.

Quinn will find out that sometimes the only way to get through life is to hold on with everything you have. And other times…the only thing you can do is let go.

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The Color Of The Soul (The Penbrook Diaries)

By Tracey Bateman / Genre: Historical, Religious Fiction / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (40 reviews)

The Color Of The Soul (The Penbrook Diaries)

The story of an old woman’s need for forgiveness, a young man’s drive to succeed, and the history that links them both will keep readers enthralled from beginning to end. A Pandora’s box opens when reporter Andy Carmichael, too light-skinned for acceptance by blacks and too dark-skinned for acceptance by whites, is sent to Georgia to interview Miss Penbrook, an icon of Southern literature. From her deathbed, the mysterious Miss Penbrook gives Andy journals that reveal a surprising twist–”her story and his own meld into one.

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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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