Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 08-10-13

Heartless

By Catou Martine / Genre: Coming of Age / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (43 reviews)

Heartless

Heather Redmond spent three years hiding from the world, her innocence lost and faith shattered.

She’s mastered the art of forgetting the past. Now she’s ready to face the future. College is on the horizon, and she’s enjoying a quiet summer in LA.

The last thing she’s prepared for is a hot guy jumping into her convertible while she’s stopped at a traffic light.

Josh Hansen is Heather’s opposite. He’s fearless and sexy, racing through life on his motorcycle. And he always takes a leap when Fate gives him a wink. He can’t resist the wide-eyed, pretty blonde who seems afraid of the world.

Josh is determined to push Heather’s boundaries, body and soul. She’s afraid of her awakening feelings, and wants to take things one step at a time, but Josh isn’t used to driving in the slow lane, and soon they are speeding into passion and love.

When their darkest secrets come to light, Heather and Josh are forced to confront the painful past and either find forgiveness, or lose their love forever.

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The End – A Post Apocalyptic Novel

By G. Michael Hopf / Genre: Science Fiction / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (281 reviews)

The End - A Post Apocalyptic Novel

For Gordon Van Zandt life once was one of duty and loyalty to his country, so when 9/11 happened he dropped out of college and joined the Marine Corps. This youthful idealism vanished one fateful day in a war torn city in Iraq. Ten years later, he is still struggling with the ghosts of his past but must now face a new reality thrust on him and his family. North America, Europe and the Far East have all suffered a devastating Super-EMP attack that has caused catastrophic damage to the power grids and all electrical devices. With nothing working from cars to phones and with the total collapse of the economic infrastructure, Gordon must fight for the limited and fast dwindling resources. He knows survival requires action and cooperation with his neighbors. As daily life continues to break down so does all sense of civility within his community. With each passing day Gordon makes choices that would seem extreme in today’s world but necessary in this new world.

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Destiny Redeemed

By Gabrielle Bisset / Genre: Paranormal, Romance / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (23 reviews)

Destiny Redeemed

Sentenced to spend the rest of his three remaining lifetimes in Nil, Amon Kalins is freed with the help of his Sidhe servant, Gethen, but now he must accept his life is never to be his again as the Council won’t rest until he’s safely back imprisoned within Nil’s cold walls. Broken and nearly dead from his time in prison, Amon is saved by an Aeveren healer named Althea Forester. As a healer, Thea has served her people for forty-five lifetimes, never having a destined one and always knowing each lifetime would ultimately end with her alone. But destiny hasn’t forgotten her.

Drawn to the seductive Amon, Thea quickly becomes a pawn the Council uses to trap him. Taken prisoner by the sadistic leader of the rebel group, the Soren, Thea must survive the vicious world of the people hell-bent on taking her destined one away forever, and Amon must risk everything dear to him to free her from those who would sacrifice her to claim the bigger prize and return him to Nil.

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Alexandria

By John Kaden / Genre: Epic, Fantasy / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (58 reviews)

Alexandria

Centuries after the collapse of civilization, in a quiet village at the heart of the redwood forest, a tyrannical cult is plotting a massacre. The adults are murdered and the children are stolen away in cages while their homes burn around them. They are taken to the Nezran Temple and taught to be like their captors. The rewards, they are told, will be endless. Two childhood sweethearts, Jack and Lia, must make a vital decision–

Should they struggle to fit in — or fight to escape?

A chance encounter with a mysterious stranger sets them on an unexpected course. What follows is a wild adventure down the ruins of the old California coast, through wasteland and woodland, as they go searching for the legendary Alexandria.

Join them in this dark, apocalyptic saga that sets the rusted gears of history turning again.

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A Week for Love to Bloom (Soul Mates 101 Series)

By Scarlet Wolfe / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (11 reviews)

A Week for Love to Bloom (Soul Mates 101 Series)

Is it coincidence or fate that brings Justin Garrison and Lauren Evans together on the same dark, country road one May night?
Twenty-five year old Justin quit his job on an oilrig in California and traveled back to his hometown of Masonville, Tennessee. He intended for his vacation in Masonville to be a pit stop on his path to creating a future elsewhere, but an encounter with the beautiful and independent Lauren Evans turns Justin’s future plans upside down.
After a devastating betrayal by her father, twenty-one year old Lauren is left to manage her family’s garden and nursery business in Masonville. Although guarded from the betrayal, she still longs to find love. After a few chance encounters, Justin and Lauren are unable to resist each other.
The magnetic attraction between them opens their worlds to an enthralling period of lust and passion. Will the intensity be too much for them to trust, or will a secret Justin’s family holds about Lauren destroy their chance at a future together?

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 08-07-13

Baby & Bump (The This & That Series)

By Brooke Moss / Genre: Humor, Romance / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (14 reviews)

Baby & Bump (The This & That Series)

At thirty years old, caterer Lexie Baump has a lot on her plate. With a business to run, she doesn’t have time for any added distractions. But one momentary indiscretion adds a little hiccup to Lexie’s plans. She’s pregnant. With no relationship prospects.

But if Lexie thought fighting morning sickness while running a catering business was hard, enter Dr. Fletcher Haybee. Their connection is instant, and their love of vintage rock tee shirts and Elvis music is enough to bond them for life. There are just two minor problems.

One: he’s dating her oversexed best friend. Two: he’s also her obstetrician.

With events to cater, awkward OB appointments to endure, and her ever-growing baby bump making it impossible to close her jeans, Lexie has to find a way to curb her undeniable attraction toward Fletcher and focus on her new role as a working mother. But it certainly isn’t easy when its clear Fletcher himself feels the same magnetic pull toward Lexie.

Can Lexie leave the gorgeous Fletcher for her best friend to chew up and spit out, or will she cave to her feelings and find love in the stirrups? Life is about to get messy, and we’re not just talking about crumbs in the car seat…

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Race to the Altar: A sweet contemporary romance

By Carolyn McCray / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (21 reviews)

Race to the Altar: A sweet contemporary romance

Set in the exciting world of Formula One international race car driving, Race to the Altar follow Kitty, a rare female driver as she tries to decide between her financier fiancee or the handsome, but cocky, race car driver.

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Forbidden (Book 1, The Arotas Trilogy)

By Amy Miles / Genre: Fantasy, Teen, Young Adult / Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars (119 reviews)

Forbidden (Book 1, The Arotas Trilogy)

Roseline Enescue didn’t ask to become an immortal, to have all of the guests at her wedding slaughtered, or be forced into marriage with a man whose lust for blood would one day ignite the vampire legend.

Willing to risk everything for a chance at a normal life, Roseline escapes to America, but her transition into the human world isn’t easy. Mortal men flock after her while cutthroat girls plot her demise. Yet she remains relatively unfazed until she meets Gabriel Marston. As their lives entwine, Roseline realizes he is more than he seems. His ability to grind concrete into dust pales in comparison to the glowing cross tattoo that mysteriously appears on his forearms.

Despite the forbidden bond between them, Roseline can’t help wondering what Gabriel is. He’s not human. He’s not immortal. So just what is he?

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Engraved on the Eye

By Saladin Ahmed / Genre: Anthologies, Fantasy / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (30 reviews)

Engraved on the Eye

Stories to Captivate the Imagination: Welcome to the worlds of Saladin Ahmed

A medieval physician asked to do the impossible. A gun slinging Muslim wizard in the old West. A disgruntled super villain pining for prison reform. A cybernetic soldier who might or might not be receiving messages from God. Prepare yourself to be transported to new and fantastical worlds.

The short stories in this collection have been nominated for the Nebula and Campbell awards. They’ve been reprinted in The Year’s Best Fantasy and other anthologies, recorded for numerous podcasts, and translated into several foreign languages. Now they are collected in one place for the first time. Experience for yourself the original voice of one of fantasy’s rising stars!

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Under Ground (The Diamond Mini-Series)

By J. M. Zuniga / Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (18 reviews)

Under Ground (The Diamond Mini-Series)

Left alone in a secret room after their parents were kidnapped, Diamond and Obsidian must take care of their younger siblings. But how? They are facing both the threat of intruders and the threat of starvation. Will they survive or will their fate fall into the hands of the intruders? Or worse yet, will they starve to death?

Enter the world of The Diamond Mini-Series. It is a mini-series of short stories, each one picking up where the other one left off. Follow Diamond on her journey of survival and life.

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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: 07-24-13

The Morning After

By Sally Clements / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars (60 reviews)

The Morning After

One photo changes everything…
A mortifying incident in her youth has shaken sense into Cara Byrne. No more bad-boys. No more getting arrested. Instead, hard work and good behaviour has earned her a job teaching at the local Boys Secondary School, and a proposal from a worthy man. So what if he doesn’t exactly light her fire – surely passion is overrated?
When her friend since childhood, Ethan Quinn, storms back into the small Irish village he left to pursue a career as a Hollywood action hero, she’s stunned to discover she’s as susceptible to his lethal charm as every woman in the world. And when a compromising photograph floods the media of them in a clinch, her almost fiancé reveals his true colours, CarEthan starts trending on twitter, and she loses her job, could anyone blame her if she accepts his invitation to hide out at his Malibu beach house?
Ethan loves women, but never lets his girlfriends into his heart. He’s failed at being there in the past, and won’t put his heart on the line for anyone, ever again. But Cara’s a different matter – and when passionate attraction is added to his friendship with the one person he’s always confided in, he’s thrown for a loop. Cara’s lost everything, and like it or not, he’s responsible. There’s no fighting the attraction that blazes between them – but when the month long affair is over, will he ever be able to let her go?

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Play Him Again (A Matt Hudson Roaring Twenties Crime Novel)

By Jeffrey M. Stone / Genre: Historical, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (67 reviews)

Play Him Again (A Matt Hudson Roaring Twenties Crime Novel)

It’s the Roaring Twenties but silence remains golden in Hollywood. Adding sound to movies is expensive and only two studios have installed recording equipment. Matt Hudson, the preferred bootlegger of the film industry, wants to produce a talking picture but neither sound studio will lease him their facilities. After Hud’s oldest friend, con man Danny Kincaid, dupes a gangster who controls a small movie studio into buying a bogus sound device, the gangster gets wise and Danny ends up dead. To settle the score, Hud runs another con to play the gangster again. A con that will either avenge Danny and land Hud a studio, or get him killed.

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Lost (Lost and Found #1, New Adult Romance)

By Nadia Simonenko / Genre: Coming of Age / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (38 reviews)

Lost (Lost and Found #1, New Adult Romance)

Maria’s life was torn apart when she was fifteen, and for seven years she’s kept her terrible secret hidden from the world. Now, in her final semester of college, she still struggles against paralyzing fear just trying to speak up in class, and the terror and helplessness linger on in her nightmares.

Across campus, Owen sees his scars in the mirror every morning while he gets ready for class. They remind him of the broken home he left behind, the father he hates and fears, and the little sister he couldn’t protect. Now, in his final semester of college, he’s scared that he may have to return to the hell he called home after staying away for almost five years.

When Owen becomes a teaching assistant for one of Maria’s classes, they find themselves irresistibly drawn to each other. As the two learn each other’s secrets and grow closer, they realize that although they may be lost, they’re not alone anymore.

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The Tribune: A Novel of Ancient Rome (Book 1 of The Tribune Series)

By Patrick Larkin / Genre: Historical Fiction / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (57 reviews)

The Tribune: A Novel of Ancient Rome (Book 1 of The Tribune Series)

“My name is Lucius Aurelius Valens, and I am a soldier in the service of Rome.”

A young Roman officer with a strong sense of justice and duty thwarts corrupt officials plundering the province of Syria and is marked for death. To save his life, he is sent to command a cavalry regiment stationed in ever-restless Judea. He expects only the thankless task of maintaining the Roman peace in a land where he and his soldiers are despised and feared. But this peace is shattered when he and his men discover the massacre of a detachment of Praetorian Guards and the man they were protecting—a member of the Roman Senate and an ally of the emperor Tiberius himself. Plunged straight into a deadly web of murder and intrigue, Valens soon realizes far more is at stake than just his own life and honor.

“I can only tell you what I saw and heard and felt and learned.”

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Midnight Brunch at Casa Dracula

By Marta Acosta / Genre: Fantasy, Romance / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (41 reviews)

Midnight Brunch at Casa Dracula

Hilarious party girl and writer Milagro De Los Santos is finally in a serious relationship with a fabulous man, Oswald Grant, MD, and living at his wine country ranch with his career-fixated relatives. It’s true that Oswald accidentally infected her with the rare family condition that makes them crave blood cocktails and need protection from the sun, but what family doesn’t have it’s quirks?

She thought they accepted her, so she’s hurt when she’s excluded from a midnight ceremony with special guests including a creepy family elder, Oswald’s hostile parents, and Milagro’s ex-lover, decadent and powerful Ian Ducharme.

When Milagro’s life is threatened, she flees to the desert to hide and work on a screenplay. Instead of solitude, she encounters an egomaniacal actor, a partying socialite, a sly tabloid reporter, and a lavish spa full of dark secrets. It’s all lots of fun until the bwaa-ha-ha laughter and the knives come out. Now all Milagro has to do is finish her screenplay, ambush a world domination movement, and overcome a terrible infection before she can make her way back to Casa Dracula.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-21-13

Skip Rock Shallows

By Jan Watson / Genre: Historical Fiction / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (58 reviews)

Skip Rock Shallows

Lilly Gray Corbett has just graduated from medical school and decided to accept an internship in the coal camp of Skip Rock, Kentucky. Her beau, Paul, is doing his residency in Boston and can’t understand why Lilly would choose to work in a backwater town. But having grown up in the mountains, Lilly is drawn to the stubborn, superstitious people she encounters in Skip Rock—a town where people live hard and die harder and where women know their place. Lilly soon learns she has a lot to overcome, but after saving the life of a young miner, she begins to earn the residents’ trust.

As Lilly becomes torn between joining Paul in Boston and her love for the people of Skip Rock, she crosses paths with a handsome miner—one who seems oddly familiar. Her attraction for him grows, even as she wrestles with her feelings and wonders what he’s hiding.

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Bringing Down Sam (Temptation In The City)

By Leslie Kelly / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (65 reviews)

Bringing Down Sam (Temptation In The City)

High school teacher Eve Barret has a secret–she was once a child modeling superstar. She’s left that life far behind, and has no intention of returning to it. At least not until her best friends talk her into a crazy scheme to “bring down” Public Enemy Number 1: Sam Kenneman.

Sam Kenneman has every woman in the country up in arms about his new bestseller, 101 Ways To Avoid Commitment. The book’s supposed to be a joke–but women aren’t getting it. Now he just wants the frenzy to die down so life can go back to normal.

Her goal? Teach him a lesson.

His goal? Don’t fall for the sexy blonde.

The problem? They can’t resist each other!

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Into the Arms of a Cowboy

By Isabella Ashe / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (44 reviews)

Into the Arms of a Cowboy

Cassie Carlisle is on the run — and wanted for murder. When she hides in the back of a pickup truck, it’s just her luck that the truck belongs to a cowboy-turned-sheriff.

Jess Logan, with his dark eyes and bruised heart, just wants to to win a few more saddle bronc competitions and then go home alone to his cabin in the woods. But he can’t resist his sexy blonde stowaway, secrets and all.

Could this be love — or just a recipe for disaster?

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Searching for Glory

By Hunter J. Keane / Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (26 reviews)

Searching for Glory

Gloria Star is rich and famous. She’s on a hit television show and engaged to one of the most desired men in Hollywood. Her life is perfect. But then she gets a letter in the mail that changes everything. The past she has been trying to forget for so long has finally come back to haunt her.

Gloria Star hasn’t always been an A-list celebrity. She used to be just a regular Midwestern girl named Glory Stark. Now she is forced to reconcile her two lives because Johnny Carter, the only man she ever loved, has asked her to return to her hometown, and she can’t say no. Ten years ago, one night changed everything for Gloria and Johnny. Not only did Gloria lose Johnny, but she also lost herself.

Now she’s headed back to Princeton, Missouri, to reconnect with her sister and make amends with Johnny. She quickly realizes that returning to Glory Stark’s life isn’t going to be easy. As she faces painful truths about her past and an uncertain future, Gloria learns that forgiveness is essential, family is everything and love is forever.

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Thin Places

By Diane Owens Prettyman / Genre: Action & Adventure / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (39 reviews)

Thin Places

Just days before his execution, Calvery Thomas has reason to believe in thin places. He looks at the world through the eyes of someone who has already passed on. When he promises Finn Tully a reward to find his daughter and prove his innocence to her, Calvery knows the request is unreasonable. He also knows Finn needs his help, and Calvery’s daughter needs the money. Finn is clean, sober, on the downside of a prison term and not about to get swallowed up in Calvery’s problems until a series of unexplainable events propel Finn into the middle of the mysteries surrounding Calvery’s execution. When Finn finds the daughter, Chloe, in Clam Harbor, Washington, he soon realizes she is in danger. Chloe is a tough, no-nonsense charter boat captain involved in a smuggling operation with the very man who framed her father. Finn and Chloe join forces to find the truth behind Calvery’s execution and, in the process, discover the power of a father’s love and the miracles of the world beyond this one.

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