Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 11-26-13

No Place for a Lady (The Regency Rags to Riches Series, Book 1)

By Jade Lee / Genre: Regency, Historical Romance, Romance / Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars (50 reviews)

No Place for a Lady (The Regency Rags to Riches Series, Book 1)

The London rookeries are slums, rife with criminals, and shunned by the upper crust.

But someone there intends to murder one of England’s greatest leaders, and Marcus Kane, Lord Chadwick, will follow every clue, even into the bowels of London’s underground. But he can’t find his way alone.

A partner is required.

Fantine (Fanny) Delarive is perfect. She knows the slums better than anyone, has survived its labyrinth alone for years, and knows every criminal lurking in every dark corner.

Then, the investigation detours the pair into the bright ballrooms of the ton.

And Fantine fits in here, too.

Which changes everything.

Lord Chadwick knows a woman of Fantine’s ilk is entirely unsuitable for him. But she’s infinitely more exciting than any well-born lady he’s ever met.

Now much more than an acquaintance with the independent, self-reliant Fantine is required… and it must end with nothing less than marriage.

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Meant for Her (Romantic Suspense) (Love and Danger, #1)

By Amy Gamet / Genre: Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (59 reviews)

Meant for Her (Romantic Suspense) (Love and Danger, #1)

A code only she can break… A man only she was made for…

Julie Trueblood’s name is found alongside an encrypted message in the safe deposit box of a dead man, bringing Navy investigator Hank Jared to her door, looking for answers. The daughter of the most infamous spy of the twenty-first century, Julie denies any knowledge of the man or the cipher and sends Hank away.

Hank is supposed to be in the Adirondacks walking his sister down the aisle, not chasing leads on a John Doe murder investigation that doesn’t even appear to be Navy-related. He’s a military man through and through, and while an order is an order, he hasn’t given up hope of finding a way to make the ceremony. When Julie contacts him and says her life is in danger, Hank finds the perfect place to hide her, right by his side, pretending to be his girlfriend at his sister’s wedding. Now he just needs to remember their relationship is all an act.

Sparks fly between Hank and Julie as they defend against a hidden enemy and seek out the truth in this deadly game of cat-and-mouse. The coded message brought them together, but its secrets hold the power to tear them apart. Guided by her generous and quirky Aunt Gwen, Julie will gather the courage to unravel the cipher that was meant for her to decode, as she learns to trust the man she was meant to love.

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His Perfect Bride

By Jenn Langston / Genre: Regency, Historical Fiction / Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars (23 reviews)

His Perfect Bride

Richard Carrack received the title of Marquis of Stonemede upon his father’s death six months ago. Knowing of the duties associated with the title, he decides to marry and spend the remainder of his days tending to the estate. His requirements for his bride are simple; he wishes her to be obedient and calm-spirited. When circumstances place him in the path of Lady Brianna Denton, whose wild ways make her an unsuitable candidate, he lies about his identity to discourage her from pursuing him for his title.

Brianna Denton knows what she wants out of life. She wishes to marry an untitled lord and live the remainder of her days in the country with no obligations. Only then can she spend her free time painting. When she meets Mr. Richard, she decides he would make the perfect husband. Little does she know, her boldness puts her in a position where she must decide between what she always thought she wanted and what her heart is telling her.

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Love in a Small Town

By Betty Jo Schuler / Genre: Romance, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (23 reviews)

Love in a Small Town

Love in a Small Town was one of three fiction finalists in the Indiana State Library’s recent Best Books of Indiana 2007 contest, which is held in conjunction with the Center of the Book, Library of Congress.

It’s late June when Sam Champion drives into an Indiana town and sees a “Grow Browning” billboard, with the population, 3653, in changeable numbers, like those on a scoreboard. Sam, an Arizona professor, wants to sell the house he inherited, fast, and return to Arizona, for a prestigious promotion. Lily Madison, his red-haired neighbor is an accident-waiting-to-happen, but beautiful, determined, and smart, she has other plans for Sam and Browning. Lily brightens Sam’s life, but he doesn’t realize how much until he tries to walk away.

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Nessa: A Breeders Story (The Breeders Series (Young Adult Dystopian))

By Katie French / Genre: Short Stories / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (51 reviews)

Nessa: A Breeders Story (The Breeders Series (Young Adult Dystopian))

Eighteen-year-old Nessa knows what it’s like to be an endangered species. Growing up in a dying world where nine out of ten babies are born male, she survives by trusting no one. When Marlin, the nineteen-year-old gunslinger with the sky-blue eyes, kills the man who has been keeping her enslaved, Nessa decides this handsome stranger might be her meal ticket. What she doesn’t realize is love is still possible, even in their decimated world. When Nessa discovers she’s pregnant with Marlin’s child, her difficult life now teeters on a knife’s edge. Can she bear to bring a child into their shattered world? Better yet, can Marlin keep them safe from those that hunt Nessa?

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 11-19-13

TRAGIC: Rook and Ronin, #1

By J. A. Huss / Genre: United States, Drama & Plays / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (170 reviews)

TRAGIC: Rook and Ronin, #1

Rook Walsh is TRAGIC

Because life so far – just sucks. Some girls get parents. Rook got the foster care system. Some girls get Prince Charming. Rook got an abusive frog. Some girls get lucky…

Rook got a second chance.

And she took it. Because when fate throws you a bone – you grab it with both hands and run.

Antoine Chaput knows the minute he spies Rook in his photography studio that she’s got The Look. The dark and desperate look he must have to land the exclusive TRAGIC media contract.

Rook is paired up with top model, Ronin, and he’s everything her abusive ex-boyfriend wasn’t. Patient, gentle, happy, attentive, and sexy! He knows exactly what to do to make Rook blush for Antoine’s camera.

Rook’s luck changes in an instant and suddenly she’s the darling of the modeling world. It’s a dream job to go with a dream guy and all she has to do is look pretty and follow directions. But there’s always a price to pay – and Rook is about to get the bill.

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Freeman

By Leonard Pitts / Genre: Historical, African-American Fiction / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (235 reviews)

Freeman

Freeman, the new novel by Leonard Pitts, Jr., takes place in the first few months following the Confederate surrender and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Upon learning of Lee’s surrender, Sam–a runaway slave who once worked for the Union Army–decides to leave his safe haven in Philadelphia and set out on foot to return to the war-torn South. What compels him on this almost-suicidal course is the desire to find his wife, the mother of his only child, whom he and their son left behind 15 years earlier on the Mississippi farm to which they all “belonged.”

At the same time, Sam’s wife, Tilda, is being forced to walk at gunpoint with her owner and two of his other slaves from the charred remains of his Mississippi farm into Arkansas, in search of an undefined place that would still respect his entitlements as slaveowner and Confederate officer.

The book’s third main character, Prudence, is a fearless, headstrong white woman of means who leaves her Boston home for Buford, Mississippi, to start a school for the former bondsmen, and thus honor her father’s dying wish.

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Heart of the Hunter (Dragon Chalice)

By Lara Adrian / Genre: Medieval, Historical Romance, Romance / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (110 reviews)

Heart of the Hunter (Dragon Chalice)

Ariana of Clairmont would risk anything to save her kidnapped brother, a quest she knows is fraught with peril. Her only ally is Braedon le Chasseur, a formidable knight with a mysterious past, whose scarred face and brooding nature mask a soul filled with pain. Ariana fears this dangerous man and the secrets he strives to conceal–but Braedon’s touch is pure seduction, his kiss a potent lure that tempts her into a passion she is powerless to resist.

Once known as The Hunter, now haunted by a dark legacy he struggles to deny, Braedon lives in a world of shadow and isolation–until he is thrust together with an innocent beauty in need of his protection. Embarking on a journey that will lead them to a legendary treasure, Braedon will be forced to confront old enemies and the stunning secret of his true nature–or risk losing Ariana and the only happiness he has ever known. . . .

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Bastial Energy (The Rhythm of Rivalry: Book 1)

By B.T. Narro / Genre: Fantasy, Action & Adventure / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (38 reviews)

Bastial Energy (The Rhythm of Rivalry: Book 1)

By using the energy of the land, some humans have found they can develop extraordinary abilities. At the age of seventeen, these warriors, magicians, chemists, and psychics are allowed the opportunity to train at the Academy, increasing their opportunity for a well-paying career. But there’s a catch. They must fight beside the Army if requested by their king. Most aren’t concerned by this, as the current treaty has prevented battle for nearly seventy years…but that’s about to change.

Of four roommates with interwoven stories, Cleve Polken takes focus as a hostile warrior who feels more comfortable in a duel than a conversation. Never getting past his parents’ death, Cleve has developed a crippling fear of psychics, for some may have the power to resurface the torment he buried within himself upon his parents’ passing. Cleve’s forced to face this fear head-on when he discovers that not only is one of his roommates a psychic, but that he has an overwhelming attraction to her, which he quickly attributes to a psychic spell, nothing more.

By the time an army of savage, reptilian men called Krepps become involved in the war, all hope of resolution without battle is shattered. In this powerful army, one born with the inability to smell doesn’t have the same feeding urges as his fellow Krepps and is outcast because of it. He finds himself with an unlikely ally in the middle of a crossroad, trying to find a way to reunite with his sister. Little does he know how much his choices will twist the fate of the war and alter the lives of the four human roommates forever.

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Always and Forever (Secrets of Shadow Hill)

By S. P. Cervantes / Genre: Fantasy / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (22 reviews)

Always and Forever (Secrets of Shadow Hill)

Twin sisters Ava and Hannah were ripped from their peaceful seeming lives into a whirlwind of attacks and war only to learn the real truth about their existence.

Nothing was as it seemed anymore and may never be again. They had already lost their father in childhood now they have to cope with their mother’s kidnapping as they watch those sworn to protect them risk their lives.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 11-12-13

Fire Country (The Country Saga)

By David Estes / Genre: Teen, Young Adult / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (137 reviews)

Fire Country (The Country Saga)

In a changed world where the sky bleeds red, winter is hotter than hell and full of sandstorms, and summer’s even hotter with raging fires that roam the desert-like country, the Heaters manage to survive, barely.

Due to toxic air, life expectancies are so low the only way the tribe can survive is by forcing women to procreate when they turn sixteen and every three years thereafter. It is their duty as Bearers.

Fifteen-year-old Siena is a Youngling, soon to be a Bearer, when she starts hearing rumors of another tribe of all women, called the Wild Ones. They are known to kidnap Youngling girls before the Call, the ceremony in which Bearers are given a husband with whom to bear children with.

As the desert sands run out on her life’s hourglass, Siena must uncover the truth about the Wild Ones while untangling the web of lies and deceit her father has masterfully spun.

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First Position

By Prescott Lane / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (70 reviews)

First Position

Emory faces life’s challenges at the one place that’s never failed her, the ballet barre.  But even the barre can’t steady her when fate brings her face-to-face with her old college flame, Mason, who’s hoping to return to the NFL after a career-threatening injury.  Before they can surrender to their sexual desires and find salvation in each other’s arms, they need to come to terms with their past.  Mason must confront the demons that have set him on a path of self-destruction, while Emory must decide whether to keep her painful secrets locked away, or expose them and risk losing the love of her life.  But nothing can prepare Mason for what Emory has kept hidden, or the possibility that he himself may be to blame for the very secrets she keeps – and why they continue to haunt her.

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Constant Heart, A (Against All Expectations Collection Book #1)

By Siri Mitchell / Genre: Historical, Religious Fiction / Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars (71 reviews)

Constant Heart, A (Against All Expectations Collection Book #1)

Born with the face of an angel, Marget Barnardsen is blessed. Her father is a knight, and now she is to be married to the Earl of Lytham. her destiny is guaranteed…at least, it would seem so. But when her introduction to court goes awry and Queen Elizabeth despises her, Marget fears she’s lost her husband forever. Desperate to win him back, she’ll do whatever it takes to discover how she failed and capture again the love of a man bound to the queen.

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Bianca’s Vineyard

By Teresa Neumann / Genre: Artists, Biographies & Memoirs / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (36 reviews)

Bianca's Vineyard

Bianca Corrotti’s vineyard is more than a piece of mouth-watering real estate in Tuscany. It’s an inheritance; a storehouse harboring the secrets of her Uncle Egisto, a world-class sculptor, and his troubled wife — a woman whose destiny converges with Mussolini’s when WWII overtakes them all. Based on a true story, Bianca’s Vineyard follows a devoted family of strong-willed men and lion-hearted women waging an epic battle against a gathering storm intent on destroying their lives.

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Saving Face (Mount Faith Series: Book 1)

By Brenda Barrett / Genre: Christian, African-American Fiction / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (21 reviews)

Saving Face (Mount Faith Series: Book 1)

Edward Carlisle, the president of Mount Faith University is dead. Natasha Rowe and her partner Harry Campbell are asked to go under cover to investigate what appears to be a murder.

In the process of investigating, Natasha finds herself attracted to lecturer and psychiatrist Taj Jackson. She also realizes that all is not what it appears to be at the school. There are secrets and lies under the veneer of holiness, especially in the life of the dead president.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 11-06-13

When the Siren Calls

By Tom Barry / Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Romance / Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars (89 reviews)

When the Siren Calls

A story of seduction, deception and betrayal…

When restless and neglected Isobel is invited to an idyllic Tuscan retreat by the suave and streetwise Jay, she imagines a life of excitement outside her stagnant marriage. Despite fear and guilt, she abandons herself in a passionate love affair, but is soon trapped in a web of feminine manipulation, business intrigue, and ruthless ambition, while controlling Jay encourages conservative Isobel to push beyond her sexual boundaries.

But all is not as it seems in the hilltop paradise and as her lover battles for survival, she finds herself a player in a dangerous love triangle. Unable to know who she can trust, she must fight to control both her own cravings and to save what little of herself is left. As her life falls apart, she is torn between the consequences of infidelity, her love for Jay, and fear that he will be her nemesis. For both Isobel and Jay, the excesses and confusions of an uncertain and largely amoral age are about to be brought home to roost, right in the heart of their lives.

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Exposure (East Park)

By Iris Blaire / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (74 reviews)

Exposure (East Park)

She’s the sexiest secret at East Park University.

Rylan Willow is the top model for East Park Exposed, the university’s underground and insanely successful erotic magazine.

Her friends know her as Evan Cosette, a biochemistry major with a flawless GPA.

East Park Exposed has kept Evan’s tuition paid. All she has to do is keep up the naïve school-girl disguise when she’s on campus and her secret is safe, her two worlds separate.

Until Dallas.

When the magazine runs a co-ed shoot to broaden readership, Evan’s partner is a gorgeous and disgustingly brilliant grad student. Evan doesn’t know how much of Dallas Whitley she’ll be able to handle, especially when he wants to study with her outside the studio. She promises herself that she can just be friends with Dallas. He has a girlfriend, after all. And Evan needs to focus.

She can’t when the co-ed printing brings sales through the roof.

She can’t when her photographer wants to crank the heat for the next issue.

Every steamy shoot leaves Evan gasping for breath, her true feelings for Dallas clouded by their camera-charade. But the more time she spends with him in the real world, the more she risks someone finding out the truth about her.

She needs to decide.

Who gets Dallas—Rylan, or Evan?

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The Doctor Wears A Stetson (The Diamondback Ranch Series #1)

By Anne Marie Novark / Genre: Medical, Western, Romance / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (84 reviews)

The Doctor Wears A Stetson (The Diamondback Ranch Series #1)

Jessie Kincaid was fifteen and innocent when Cameron asked her to the prom. She lost her heart that night, but his plans didn’t change. He left their small town to pursue his dreams.

Seventeen years later, a trip home leads Cameron McCade back to Salt Fork, Texas and the newly widowed Jessie Devine. Since his return, the fire between them burns as hot as ever. Can they take up where they left off? Can Jessie risk her heart again?

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Amid the Shadows

By Michael C. Grumley / Genre: Assassinations, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (46 reviews)

Amid the Shadows

A six-year-old girl is born with an unimaginable gift.
One person wants to extinguish it.
Another wants to protect it.

After her mother is violently murdered, young Sarah Baxter ends up in the care of a new and inexperienced social worker with problems of her own. But when Christine Rose and Sarah both get thrown into a terrifying conspiracy, Christine discovers that someone will stop at nothing to rid the world of Sarah’s ability. Now the only thing that really matters is keeping Sarah alive!

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Summer Unplugged

By Amy Sparling / Genre: Short Stories / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (69 reviews)

Summer Unplugged

Summer Unplugged is a novella.

Bayleigh is addicted to her cell phone and her mom has had enough. After catching her sending a less than lady-like photo to a boy who barely knows her, Bayleigh’s mom sends her away to her grandparent’s house for the summer–sans cell phone, laptop and Ipod. Bayleigh thinks the summer will be torture without social media…that is until she meets the boy next door.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 11-02-13

Becoming A Lady

By Marie Higgins / Genre: Single Authors, Short Stories / Rating: 3.7 out of 5 stars (101 reviews)

Becoming A Lady

Dorothy Paxton is not pleased when a handsome Englishman walks into her inn and announces he’s taking her to England to reunite her with the grandfather who turned his back on her years ago. Her escort, Calvin Seton, bribes her by paying her brother’s doctor’s bills, and soon she’s on the ship sailing for London. Little by little, Calvin’s charm softens her heart. While her lady’s companion teaches her to become a lady, Dorothy is secretly wondering if the price of love is worth it. Especially when she knows Calvin will walk out of her life as soon as they reach England.

Can she afford the cost of love?

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Rushed

By Brian Harmon / Genre: Horror / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (248 reviews)

Rushed

Eric can’t remember the recurring dream that keeps waking him in the middle of the night with an overwhelming urge to leave, yet he spends each day feeling as if he desperately needs to be somewhere. With no idea how to cure himself of this odd new compulsion, he decides to let it take its course and go for a drive, hoping that once he proves to himself that there is nowhere to go, he can return to his normal life. Instead, he finds himself hurled headlong into a nightmare adventure across a fractured Wisconsin as the dream reveals itself one heart-pounding detail at a time.

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My Ex-Wife’s Wedding (Altar-ed Destinies)

By Elise Marion / Genre: Short Stories / Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars (90 reviews)

My Ex-Wife's Wedding (Altar-ed Destinies)

Jack’s ex-wife is getting married in the morning. With only one night left to change her mind, can he convince her not to give up on 13 years of marriage?

Holly has always loved Jack, but her new fiance’ is the safe, logical choice. Will she choose him, or risk all to give Jack another chance? When Jack comes flying into her wedding, putting it all on the line, which will she choose?

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Soul Taker

By Karen Michelle Nutt / Genre: Vampires, Paranormal, Romance / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (38 reviews)

Soul Taker

No soul is safe…
A vampire from the Grim Sith sept is sucking the souls out of young women from the Boston area, but this sinister crime is far worse than a vampire seeking substance. He’s selling the souls to the highest bidder and it seems business is booming.

A vampire, a werewolf, and a Necromancer are a most unlikely team, but Garran, Harrison, and Isabella plan on putting a kink in the dubbed Soul Taker’s plans. It’s personal now. One of their friends has fallen victim to the Soul Taker’s charms, but to stop him from hurting anyone else, their efforts may involve raising the dead.

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The Last Temptation of Clarence Odbody

By John Jughead Pierson / Genre: Literary, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars (53 reviews)

The Last Temptation of Clarence Odbody

What if George Bailey wasn’t saved by his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody, on that snowy Christmas Eve in Bedford Falls? This reimagining of the beloved Frank Capra classic It’s a Wonderful Life (and the Phillip Van Doren Stern story that inspired it) tells the story of Bedford Falls and its inhabitants after the death of their drama&ssquo;s central character.

The Last Temptation of Clarence Odbody restores the dark undercurrent of the Van Doren Stern’s short story “The Greatest Gift” to the uplifting plot of Capra’s film, and explores how the familiar characters in it might respond to the dire circumstances created by George Bailey’s disappearance from their lives. The paths of an introspective cab driver, a ruthless henchman, and a wayward daughter collide nearly twenty years later in the town that defined their reputations for better or for worse.

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