Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 08-25-13

The Messiah Matrix

By Kenneth John Atchity / Genre: Religious Fiction / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (103 reviews)

The Messiah Matrix

To what lengths would the Vatican go to suppress the secret origins of its power? Current papal politics has made this thriller eerily prophetic! The Messiah Matrix is a myth-shattering novel whose protagonists delve into the secrets of the past—and expose the fundamentalists who hide them still.

A renowned scholar-monsignor is killed in Rome while a Roman coin is recovered from a wreck off the coast of ancient Judea. It’s up to his young American protégé–a Jesuit priest–and a vivacious, brilliant archaeologist to connect these seemingly disparate events and unravel the tapestry that conceals in plain view the greatest mystery in the ecclesiastical world. Together they pursue their passion for truth—while fighting to control their passion for each other. What they uncover is an ancient Roman imperial stratagem so controversial the Curia fears it could undermine the very foundations of the Roman Catholic faith–much like the secrets emerging from the Vatican in today’s news.

Free as of 08/25/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Bannockburn Binding (Beloved Bloody Time)

By Tracy Cooper-Posey / Genre: Fantasy, Romance / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (17 reviews)

Bannockburn Binding (Beloved Bloody Time)

In the early 23rd Century, vampires learned how to travel back in time, and created a time-tsunami that threatened life as we know it, until they corrected their mistake. They created the Chronometric Conservation Agency, which is tasked with preserving history and therefore protecting humanity’s future. The Touring arm of the Agency offers trips back into the real past, with vampire guides, called travellers.

When Natalia (Tally) Marta, vampire and traveller, takes her client to visit the siege of Stirling Castle in 1314, she is caught and held hostage for ransom by Robert MacKenzie, a Bruce clansman. Rob finds himself drawn to the wilful, stubborn and very different English lady he has captured and the relationship becomes an intimate, highly-charged sexual pairing. Swiftly, Tally and Rob realize their bond is more than sexual, that the emotions stirring their hearts are true.

Christian Lee Hamilton, vampire, one of the last true southern gentlemen, and Tally’s ex-lover, knows the 1314 time marker enough to jump back and help Tally return home. His arrival at Bannockburn adds complications, for Christian finds himself drawn to Rob MacKenzie as much as Tally is. But neither of them can stay in the past forever. To do so means certain death.

Free as of 08/25/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Victim Zero (The Fall)

By Joshua Guess / Genre: Action & Adventure / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (42 reviews)

Victim Zero (The Fall)

Kell McDonald isn’t your average guy. He’s a brilliant biologist and geneticist, a leading researcher in the constant fight against disease and death. He works in secret on a miraculous organism with the potential to change the world.

But he isn’t the only one.

Victim Zero is a story about life and loss, self-awareness and the hard choices between what is right and what is necessary. As the world spirals down and the dead begin to rise, Kell must learn the difference between surviving and living.

Set in the world of Living With the Dead, Victim Zero tells the story of how The Fall began. From before the outbreak itself, during the crisis and beyond, this novel chronicles the journey of a man who holds the weight of the entire human race on his shoulders.

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Misery Loves Company

By Rene Gutteridge / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (36 reviews)

Misery Loves Company

Don’t tell me it’s terrifying. Terrify me.
Filled with grief, Jules Belleno rarely leaves the house since her husband’s death while on duty as a police officer. Other than the reviews Jules writes on her blog, she has little contact with the outside world.

But one day when she ventures out to the local grocery store, Jules bumps into a fellow customer . . . and recognizes him as her favorite author, Patrick Reagan. Jules gushes and thoroughly embarrasses herself before Regan graciously talks with her.

And that’s the last thing she remembers—until she wakes up in a strange room with a splitting headache. She’s been kidnapped. And what she discovers will change everything she believed about her husband’s death . . . her career . . . and her faith.

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The Greeks of Beaubien Street

By Suzanne Jenkins / Genre: Drama / Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars (63 reviews)

The Greeks of Beaubien Street

Nestled below the skyline of Detroit you’ll find Greektown, a few short blocks of colorful bliss, warm people and Greek food. In spite of growing up immersed in the safety of her family and their rich culture, Jill Zannos doesn’t fit in. A Detroit homicide detective, she manages to keep one foot planted firmly in the traditions started by her grandparents, while the other navigates
the most devastated neighborhoods in the city she can’t help but love. She is a no nonsense workaholic with no girlfriends, an odd boyfriend who refuses to grow up, and an uncanny intuition, inherited from her mystic grandmother that acts as her secret weapon to crime solving success. Her story winds around tales of her family and their secret laden history, while she investigates the most despicable murder of her career.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 08-22-13

Chaotic (Imperfect Perfection)

By C.A. Williams / Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (13 reviews)

Chaotic (Imperfect Perfection)

Adelaide McGregor was spinning out of control, in a world of pain that no one knew anything about. She put up a front, displaying a picture perfect girl that everyone wanted to be, but no one was truly there for her. Then she was sent away to live near her grandparents, due to bad behavior when her mother decided she didn’t want to deal with her any longer. Without a penny to her name and no where else to go, her life was uprooted to North Carolina. Everything seems to be changing for the better with her fresh new start until she meets a guy who flips her world upside down all over again. Sometimes you have to make it through the struggles of imperfection in life for everything to come out as complete perfection, but Della hasn’t quite learned that lesson yet.

Free as of 08/22/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Unbidden (The Evolution Series)

By Jill Hughey / Genre: Historical Romance, Romance / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (25 reviews)

Unbidden (The Evolution Series)

When the emperor chooses a husband for Rochelle, she tries to drive her betrothed away, but by the time she realizes she might want to keep him, she has been too successful and other forces are dividing them as well.

A whirling romance in the enchanting world of Charlemagne’s Empire. Rochelle of Alda, a feisty Frank noblewoman, expects to continue her industrious life managing her family’s estate. When her emperor summons her to the palace to meet the skilled soldier she is required to marry, Rochelle engages in a battle for independence from David of Bavaria. As her own deceptions multiply, she suspects another of also plotting against their marriage. To her surprise, and too late, David’s passion and patience begin to win her heart. Can their love survive the tangled web of her schemes and the secret adversary David refuses to see?

Free as of 08/22/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Highland Warrior

By Connie Mason / Genre: Historical Romance, Romance / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (8 reviews)

Highland Warrior

Scotland 1415 …

The flame-haired virago bearing down on Ross MacKenna was far too shapely to be a seasoned warrior, but she was just as deadly. As she engaged him on the battlefield, Ross knew her for a MacKay, long-time enemies of his clan. What he didn’t know was that she would soon be his wife, given to him by her father in a desperate effort to end generations of feuding. The only problem was that of all her family, Gillian MacKay was the least willing to make peace. Her fiery temper challenged his mastery. Both politics and pride demanded that he tame her, but he would do it his way – with a seduction that would sweep away her defenses, and win her heart.

Free as of 08/22/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Moon Signs (Moon Mystery Series)

By Helen Haught Fanick / Genre: Women Sleuths, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (37 reviews)

Moon Signs (Moon Mystery Series)

Retirement is a time for knitting, gardening, and an occasional quiet lunch with friends, according to Kathleen Williamson. Her sister Andrea has an altogether different point of view. When the sisters go to the Canaan Valley to search for paintings mentioned in a document found in an old hotel once owned by their grandparents—paintings that might be Monets—Andrea immediately becomes involved in tracking down a murderer. Kathleen would much rather be looking for the paintings, but she goes along with Andrea, since the victim was their hotel-keeper, murdered just down the hall from their room. The question is: Does the murder have something to do with the elusive paintings?
There are many clues and many suspects, including hotel staff, valley residents, and the mysterious foreigners who come from the Eastern Seaboard for skiing. There are also many types of danger—icy roads, sub-zero temperatures, and a killer who doesn’t care how many people die in the attempt to make sure the right ones do.

Free as of 08/22/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Fifth Life of the CatWoman

By Kathleen Dexter / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (26 reviews)

Fifth Life of the CatWoman

“It’s easy to find history written by those who win, those who hold power. It’s hard to find history written by the ones who lose,” says the mystery history teacher, Kat O’Malley. Unbeknownst to her students, she’s living the nine lives of a cat, and her history lessons come from four hundred years of underdog experience with witch trials, prejudice, intolerance and poverty. With much coaxing from the school’s headmaster—a man with as many secrets in his past as Kat has in hers—“the CatWoman” ventures out from the mirage oasis she shares with fifty cats to teach lessons that never made it into the history books. Through her considerable gifts as a storyteller, she teaches a new generation to live as if they, too, had to live nine lives and jump back eight times into any messes they create.

But when history repeats itself and the nightmare intolerance of Kat’s past resurfaces, will she retreat forever into the safety of her cat-filled mirage? Or will she embrace her new life, her teaching and the love of the one person who knows her secret?

Free as of 08/22/13 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

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Best Free Kindle Books and Hot Deals: 04-15-13 [Part 1]

The Breakup

By Brenda Grate / Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (45 reviews)

The Breakup

In The Breakup, Aja Rain has sliced all ties with her controlling boyfriend. She accidentally used a knife, and now she has become something of a media sensation. Her family wants her ex-boyfriend to pay an even steeper price for his transgressions against Aja, but she won’t be a part of it.

To escape the media attention and the conflict between her family and Stephen, her ex-boyfriend, Aja flees to Italy. There she finds vineyards, golden landscapes, Marco and Pietro. It is time to put her life back together.

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Best Free Kindle Books and Hot Deals: 04-13-13 [Part 1]

Maternal Harbor

By Marie F Martin / Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (112 reviews)

Maternal Harbor

Teagan O’Riley was pregnant and alone when she met three single mothers at an OB clinic. A few weeks later, two of them are dead and the third is close on Teagan’s heels, intent on a campaign of twisted murder and insanity. Teagan cannot risk entrusting the three infants to the police with her finger prints all over one crime scene and her foot print smeared into blood at another. She flees with the babies to a wilderness cabin belonging to her lost love’s grandmother, but is even this remote location safe?

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Top Free or Bargain Kindle Books: 04-08-13 [Part 2]

Rayven Skyy Presents The Pen Pal: Volume 1

By Rayven Skyy / Genre: Short Stories / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (41 reviews)

Rayven Skyy Presents The Pen Pal: Volume 1

Avionce’s Story

Avionce Griffin was only sixteen when he was sentenced to fifty-eight years in prison for murder. Not long after his eighteenth birthday, Avionce is transferred to an adult male prison, exposing him to a way of life he was not prepared for. He later joins the prison’s ‘Pen Pal’ program with the hopes of escaping the mental anguish he suffered from daily prison life, as well as, secrets from his past which led to his incarceration.

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