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.

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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: 12-22-13

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…

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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.

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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!

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

Karma

By Nikki Sex / Genre: Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars (203 reviews)

Karma

Sometimes love has nothing to do with luck, and everything to do with karma…

Marcy Paget worked full-time putting her husband through University. When he finally became a success, he dumped her for a trophy wife more than ten years younger, leaving Marcy to raise their four year old daughter on her own.

Even though Marcy knows she is better off alone than with a cheating husband who doesn’t love her, she is still struggling to make ends meet.

When an ethical dilemma presents itself she makes a choice – never realizing the incredible karmic chain of events that will follow her decision. . .

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The Color of Heaven (The Color of Heaven Series)

By Julianne MacLean / Genre: Women’s Fiction, Sagas / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (210 reviews)

The Color of Heaven (The Color of Heaven Series)

A deeply emotional tale about Sophie Duncan, a successful columnist whose world falls apart after her daughter’s unexpected illness and her husband’s shocking affair. When it seems nothing else could possibly go wrong, her car skids off an icy road and plunges into a frozen lake. There, in the cold dark depths of the water, a profound and extraordinary experience unlocks the surprising secrets from Sophie’s past, and teaches her what it means to truly live…and love.

Full of surprising twists and turns and a near-death experience that will leave you breathless, this story is not to be missed.

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Diva Las Vegas (Book 1 in Raven McShane Series)

By Caroline Dries / Genre: Women Sleuths, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars (98 reviews)

Diva Las Vegas (Book 1 in Raven McShane Series)

Exotic dancer Raven McShane doesn’t want to be a stripper forever.  She’s always wanted to be a cop, but the cops won’t hire her… for obvious reasons.  When she launches her own private detective business, no one takes her seriously at first. But when a stripper friend needs help solving the town’s most notorious murder, Raven joins forces with a horny bouncer and a smokin’ hot Mormon to uncover the killer’s identity. In their romp through Vegas, they tangle with casino thugs and old-money families, all of whom are determined to keep the murderer’s name a secret.

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

The Arrangement 1

By Abby Weeks / Genre: Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars (137 reviews)

The Arrangement 1

What would you do if you were forced to become the toy of some very rich and powerful men?

That’s the question that April Masterson has to answer in this stunning new series from Abby Weeks. This story is intended for a mature audience. It follows the journey of a girl whose husband becomes a partner in one of the most prestigious law firms in the country. But all is not as it seems, and pretty soon she is being humiliated and used by the partners in ways that she could never have imagined.

The Arrangement follows the story of April Masterson whose life is about to be turned upside down. She is a devoted young wife and mother, even if her husband Walter can be domineering and possessive.

She has always tried to keep him happy so that she and her children can enjoy a life of security and stability. When he is made partner at the firm she feels her life is entirely set up. They are showered with wealth and generosity and even receive a stunning new home in a secluded private community on the outskirts of the capital.

But after the move, April begins to see just how drastically her life has changed. There is an arrangement that she never suspected. The partners always said that the firm was a family but she didn’t realize just how literally they meant it!

Now she finds herself taking on a new role in her life and becoming a new person. She feels confident, powerful and wealthy. She realizes that she has what it takes to fulfill the desires of four of DC’s most powerful and wealthy lawyers. She also realizes that she likes it!

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The Last Moderate Muslim

By Sam Wazan / Genre: Reference & Collections, Biographies & Memoirs / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (68 reviews)

The Last Moderate Muslim

The intimate and dramatic story of two brothers, contaminated by their upbringing and religious violence, The Last Moderate Muslim is an authentic rendition of the root causes of chronic conflict in the Middle East. It is about negotiating a complex sibling relationship—one a budding terrorist, the other a reluctant moderate—in the absence of paternal affection.

Surviving a massacre in Beirut, young Ziad becomes a radical in a civil war fueled by religion, politics, and rival military forces from across the Middle East. While his brother brutally murders Christians, Ziad falls in love with one. Now an outcast, he wages a private jihad for his own survival.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 12-05-13

Avogadro Corp: The Singularity Is Closer Than It Appears (Singularity Series)

By William Hertling / Genre: Technothrillers, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (203 reviews)

Avogadro Corp: The Singularity Is Closer Than It Appears (Singularity Series)

David Ryan is the designer of ELOPe, an email language optimization program, that if successful, will make his career. But when the project is suddenly in danger of being canceled, David embeds a hidden directive in the software accidentally creating a runaway artificial intelligence.

David and his team are initially thrilled when the project is allocated extra servers and programmers. But excitement turns to fear as the team realizes that they are being manipulated by an A.I. who is redirecting corporate funds, reassigning personnel and arming itself in pursuit of its own agenda.

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Christmas Dog, The

By Melody Carlson / Genre: Religious & Inspirational Fiction / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (197 reviews)

Christmas Dog, The

Betty Kowalski isn’t looking forward to the holidays. She just can’t seem to find Christmas in her heart. There’s church, of course. But who can she bake for these days? And who would care whether or not she pulled out the Christmas decorations?

Her new neighbor just adds to the problem. He’s doing home improvements that don’t appear to be improving much of anything. These days when Betty looks out the window, she sees a beat-up truck, a pile of junk, lots of blue tarps, and–horror of horrors–an old pink toilet.

But when a mangy dog appears at her doorstep, the stage is set for Betty to learn a very important lesson about what Christmas is all about. This contemporary Christmas story is a timely yet gentle reminder that God can work miracles through something as seemingly insignificant as a little brown dog.

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Crazytown (The Darren Lockhart Mysteries)

By Jon Grilz / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (34 reviews)

Crazytown (The Darren Lockhart Mysteries)

When the body of a murdered teenage boy is found in the forests of northern Minnesota, FBI Special Agent Darren Lockhart is sent in to investigate. Believing this death to be another in a string of bizarre executions, Lockhart soon finds himself isolated in the north country and facing a city that not only fears the killer, but also the federal agent there to protect them. A life of chasing America’s worst criminals has taken it’s toll and with the end of his career looming, Lockhart has just one last chance to catch a maniac that has eluded him for over two years. Set in the beauty and serenity of northern Minnesota, “Crazytown” is a story of deception, murder, and betrayal that will change Lockhart’s life forever.

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Move the Sun (Signal Bend Series)

By Susan Fanetti / Genre: Sagas / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (32 reviews)

Move the Sun (Signal Bend Series)

Lilli Accardo moves to the dying town of Signal Bend, Missouri, where the citizens have made a devil’s bargain to stay afloat. Lilli quickly garners the attention of the whole town, particularly Isaac Lunden, President of the Night Horde Motorcycle Club and de facto protector of the town and its citizens. When it turns out that Lilli is there under murky circumstances, Isaac decides to get close and try to figure out what she’s hiding. Their chemistry is instantaneous and electric, but each is a potential danger to the other. Action, sex, and drama ensue as Isaac and Lilli try to navigate the rocky terrain between trust and threat. Note: Explicit sex and violence.

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The Saints Go Dying (Arthur Beautyman Mysteries)

By Erik Hanberg / Genre: Police Procedurals, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (27 reviews)

The Saints Go Dying (Arthur Beautyman Mysteries)

Arthur Beautyman, a computer hacker turned detective, is hunting a serial killer targeting modern day saints. Every two months, a new body turns up–and the world is left with one less good person.

Against him is an unscrupulous reality TV show, whose sole premise is that the police are corrupt and incompetent. As the intensifying public reaction pushes all of Beautyman’s resources to the limits, he dusts off his old habits–computer hacking–to dig up evidence he couldn’t find legally.

But when he accidentally leaves a cyber-trail, he finds himself targeted by a member of his own department, who doesn’t know the hacker she’s tailing is in the office next door.

It’s a deadly cat-and-mouse game set against the lights of Hollywood.

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