Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 01-18-14

Hocus Pocus (Kurt Vonnegut Series)

By Kurt Vonnegut / Genre: Classics, Literary Fiction / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (83 reviews)

Hocus Pocus (Kurt Vonnegut Series)

Eugene Debs Hartke (named after the famous early 20th century Socialist working class leader) describes an odyssey from college professor to prison inmate to prison warden back again to prisoner in another of Vonnegut’s bitter satirical explorations of how and where (and why) the American dream begins to die. Employing his characteristic narrative device–a retrospective diary in which the protagonist retraces his life at its end, a desperate and disconnected series of events here in Hocus Pocus show Vonnegut with his mask off and his rhetorical devices unshielded.

Debs (and Vonnegut) see academia just as imprisoning as the corrupt penal system and they regard politics as the furnishing and marketing of lies. Debs, already disillusioned by circumstance, quickly tracks his way toward resignation and then fury. As warden and prisoner, Debs (and the reader) come to understand that the roles are interchangeable; as a professor jailed for “”radical”” statements in the classroom reported by a reactionary student, he comes to see the folly of all regulation. The “”hocus pocus”” of the novel’s title does not describe only the jolting reversals and seemingly motiveless circumstance which attend Debs’ disillusion and suffering, but also describe the political, social, and economic system of a country built upon can’t, and upon the franchising of lies.

At 68, Vonnegut had not only abandoned the sentiment and cracked optimism manifest in Slaughterhouse-Five, he had abandoned any belief in the system or faith for its recovery. This novel is another in a long series of farewells to the farmland funeral rites of childhood.

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Guardian (The Fallen Chronicles)

By Kassandra Kush / Genre: Religious & Inspirational Fiction / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (41 reviews)

Guardian (The Fallen Chronicles)

Lyla Evans just wants to be left alone; to fly under the radar and not attract attention. After seventeen years, she knows how the game is played. Her parents are hardly ever home, and when they do show up, they’re quick to anger and even quicker with their fists. With foster care comes the threat of being separated from her two younger siblings, and Lyla would die before allowing that to happen. She’s learned to keep her head down and depend on no one but herself and God to get by.

When a strange man starts paying too much attention to her and her siblings, showing up to rescue them and then disappearing without a trace, Lyla begins to panic that everything she’s been hiding is about to come out. But as she slowly becomes friends with this man and even trusts him with her deepest fears, Lyla learns he has secrets far bigger than her own that will turn everything in her world upside down.

In this story of abuse and rescue, love and faith, angels and demons, an unlikely friendship grows into a fantastical love story appealing and appropriate for readers young and old alike.

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The Silent Deal: The Card Game, Book 1

By Levi Stack / Genre: Europe, Historical Fiction, Teen & Young Adult / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (41 reviews)

The Silent Deal: The Card Game, Book 1

When Viktor and Romulus, two peasant boys, dig too deep into their town’s strange past, they awaken the wrath of a mysterious overlord. As the blood brothers struggle to survive, their search for answers takes them through gambling parlors, bare-knuckle boxing matches, and dark forests full of wild animals and men alike. But even with the help of their friends, can they escape the deathly experiments their foe is creating in Staryi Castle?

Enter the bold lands of the Russian Empire where the colorful characters of The Card Game dwell, from the fortune-tellers and fire-jugglers of the Romani Gypsies, to the dangerous criminals that make up the Thieves World, the predecessor of the Russian Mafia.

An explosive mixture of mystery and adventure, The Silent Deal is a novel that will rip readers through the pages. A perilous journey awaits…

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The Daring Heart (The Highland Heather and Hearts Scottish Romance Series)

By Carmen Caine / Genre: Scottish, Historical Romance, Romance / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (53 reviews)

The Daring Heart (The Highland Heather and Hearts Scottish Romance Series)

(Scotland, 1482) – To the scandalous Lord Julian Gray, marriage is a malady and nothing more.

How can a man even court a lass longer than a fortnight when there are so many pouting lips to kiss?

Roaming the courts of Europe, Julian appears to spend his time drinking wine, wagering gold, and dandling willing lasses upon his knee. But no one knows the man behind the mask. No one knows that he is Le Marin–Europe’s most daring and brazen spy.

But everything changes the night he finds a dagger pressed against his ribs and an alluring hazel-eyed minx in his bed.

Born into the Vindictam, the renowned Venetian family of assassins, Liselle dreams of the day she will be allowed to practice the family craft. And when she is sent to the Scottish court, her dream is finally realized. But is it an honor … or a curse?

As the threat of civil war looms over Scotland, and the king’s own brother conspires with the English to put himself on the Scottish throne, Julian can’t help but be distracted by the mysterious Venetian beauty and her many secrets.

But will it be his undoing?

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Killer Diamonds (Leo Sullivan Presents)

By Michael Goins / Genre: Urban / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (35 reviews)

Killer Diamonds (Leo Sullivan Presents)

Amanda Sanco is a wealthy chick in possession of some of the rarest diamonds in the world. She is also an associate of Hitman, the organizer of the group of seven who are planning to steal them. Never before had they attempted a heist worth sixteen million dollars, or a bounty they felt was worth killing for. When greed overcomes loyalty, a blood trail will lead only one of them to the diamonds. Who will it be of the seven and will they get away alive?

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 01-15-14

Boaz Brown

By Michelle Stimpson / Genre: Romance, Religious & Inspirational Fiction / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (73 reviews)

Boaz Brown

LaShondra has done the work on herself first. She’s gotten her education and, more importantly, developed a strong relationship with Christ. Now, she’s ready for a man–but not just any man. She wants a Boaz, a godly man…who’s gainfully employed…and it wouldn’t hurt if he looked good, too. God answers with three out of three, but there’s a twist: her perfect man, Stelson Brown, isn’t African-American.

While LaShondra’s parents are happy about her professional success, they’re chomping at the bit for her to get married. Her father (who wouldn’t even let her bring her white friends home from school) and her mother (who gets word about the white man through the church folk grapevine) will have more than a few words for her when they find out–if LaShondra ever gets around
to telling her family and friends about Stelson.

The racial climate at LaShondra’s job isn’t helping the situation. LaShondra suspects that the principal is buffering grades for certain students. Can she keep her integrity while keeping her job as vice principal?

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Head Over Heels

By Cindy Procter-King / Genre: General Humor, Humor & Satire / Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars (25 reviews)

Head Over Heels

One tiny lie can cause a whole lot of trouble…

Magee Sinclair has had it up to her sassy short hairdo with the recent blunders pushing her family’s advertising agency to the brink. How can she accept the promotion her father plans when she keeps making costly mistakes? She needs to bring in more business however she can. So when new client Justin Kane asks her to role-play as his girlfriend for a weekend in exchange for a lucrative campaign, she jumps at the chance.

Justin’s goal to expand his chain of bike stores hinges on a distribution deal with a manufacturer. First, he needs to impress the man at a mountain resort while they bike trails with their significant others. But Justin’s girlfriend dumps him, forcing him to find a quick replacement. Magee–pretty, clever, and a skilled cyclist–is the perfect choice to masquerade as his “lover.”

Or so Justin thinks.

Because Magee is in major trouble. She knows no more about mountain biking than Justin does about demi-bras. Before long, an irate ex pops up, fake identities abound, and a whole lot of doors slam in the middle of the night. Yet, through the chaos, Magee and Justin discover what it really means to fall head over heels….

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Enemies Foreign And Domestic (The Enemies Trilogy)

By Matthew Bracken / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (506 reviews)

Enemies Foreign And Domestic (The Enemies Trilogy)

BULLETS RAIN DOWN UPON A PACKED FOOTBALL STADIUM, killing dozens, and triggering a panic stampede which leads to a thousand more deaths. A police marksman kills the sniper, a mentally unbalanced Desert Storm veteran holding a smoking assault rifle. It’s an open and shut case, or so America is led to believe…

In the aftermath of the stadium massacre, an outraged public demands an end to the threat posed by assault rifles, and Congress passes emergency legislation banning their private possession. American gun owners have one week to turn in their semi-automatic rifles, or face mandatory five year federal prison terms.

Jimmy Shifflett, the alleged stadium sniper, is linked to a shadowy “gun club” in southeastern Virginia, which the FBI believes is a cover for a secret right wing militia terror group. Those who knew Shifflett the best don’t believe he was a member of any militia, or that he was guilty of the horrific mass murder.

But if he didn’t fire the “assault rifle” into the stadium, who did, and why?

A small band of Virginians, thrown together by fate, is forced to undertake a desperate odyssey through a minefield of government blackmail, official deception and covert death squads, to discover the truth behind the stadium massacre, and save their own lives.

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Domestic Enemies: The Reconquista (The Enemies Trilogy)

By Matthew Bracken / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (239 reviews)

Domestic Enemies: The Reconquista (The Enemies Trilogy)

DOMESTIC ENEMIES: THE RECONQUISTA is a novel set in the not-too-distant future in the American Southwest, during a period of low-intensity civil war. The action takes place between Texas and California, but the story is mainly centered around New Mexico. Domestic Enemies: The Reconquista is a sequel to Enemies Foreign And Domestic, but it may be enjoyed on its own.

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Foreign Enemies And Traitors (The Enemies Trilogy)

By Matthew Bracken / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (222 reviews)

Foreign Enemies And Traitors (The Enemies Trilogy)

Foreign Enemies And Traitors” is set in the near future in an America that is creeping steadily toward socialist tyranny, in the midst of the second Great Depression. A year after earthquakes have devastated the Tennessee Valley, survivors are resisting demands by the federal government to relocate to FEMA refugee centers. United States National Guard units have proven ineffective at forcing these survivors out of the earthquake-damaged regions, due to their reluctance to employ deadly force against fellow Americans. As a result, the president has invited so-called foreign peacekeeping battalions to do the work of forcibly relocating the holdouts. The novel follows a small group of determined survivors in their resistance to the foreign enemies, and the American traitors who are their allies.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 01-11-14

The Difference Between Night and Day

By Melissa Turner Lee / Genre: Religious & Inspirational Fiction / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (48 reviews)

The Difference Between Night and Day

Nathaniel Taylor was a Christian who thought believers were exempted from “dark times.” That was until he entered his own long time in the dark. When he meets Lilly, a young woman in danger, it sends him on a journey to discover the difference between night and day and that during dark times, the Light is hidden, not gone.

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Losing Control (Losing Control Series Book 1)

By Desiree Wilder / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars (45 reviews)

Losing Control (Losing Control Series Book 1)

Gia feels broken inside after several miscarriages and a failed marriage. Now she’s just looking to have some fun…

During her marriage, she and her husband tried for several years to have a baby, she got pregnant three times and miscarried all three. Her husband couldn’t bear to give up his dream of having a family so they grew apart and eventually divorced. Gia feels like a total failure since she couldn’t carry a child. But now, it’s time to move on. She just wants to have a little fun. She needs to have a little fun. Secretly hoping of a wild sexual encounter with someone who craves to devour her inch by inch, she and a group of her closest friends set out to have a wild weekend at a rock festival which they look forward to every year. This is what she wants and what she needs, but is she really ready for this?

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Burn Bright (The Night Creatures)

By Marianne de Pierres / Genre: Coming of Age, Fantasy, Teen & Young Adult / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (24 reviews)

Burn Bright (The Night Creatures)

Retra is a Seal from the city of Grave – sealed minds, sealed community. When her brother Joel runs away to Ixion, the island of ever-night, ever-youth and never-sleep, she is determined to find him.

Retra endures the pain of her obedience strip to escape Grave and stow away on the Ixion barge. But the island is beyond anything she can imagine and she finds herself drawn deep into a intoxicating and dangerous world.

What are the creatures calling to Retra from the shadows? Where is Joel? And why are the young people she meets, vanishing?

Ixion may appear to be a place of bliss, but its secrets are deadly. Will the friends she makes, and the forging of an eternal bond with a Riper, be enough to save her from the darkness?

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Hope’s Decree (The Fated)

By Angela McPherson / Genre: Paranormal & Urban, Fantasy / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (21 reviews)

Hope's Decree (The Fated)

When everything else is lost, there is always hope.

While most teens want an epic senior year, Trinity Whitebone hoped for a normal one. Being seventeen was hard enough. Having the emotions of everyone around you in your head made life more than a little difficult.

Until Blain Heros enrolled.

He screamed hot-god in jeans with just his walk. His intense stare warmed her skin like a thousand suns. Unfortunately, his interest in her seemed to run from blazing to freezing in the span of moments and left her nothing but confused. She could deal with things not being normal, but when life goes from strange to dangerous…

Trinity is the direct descendant of Pandora and fated to rectify the terrors released into the world by her curious ancestor. With powers she didn’t know existed and abilities she never wanted, Trinity tries to walk away from everything her life had become. She thought she could turn her back on her fate, until a band of rogue immortals discover who she is and will do whatever it takes to control her powers. Trinity is left with one decision…Embrace fate or die trying.

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The Hanging Tree: A Novella

By Michael Phillip Cash / Genre: Single Authors, Short Stories / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (47 reviews)

The Hanging Tree: A Novella

Seventeen year old Arielle is at a crossroads in her life. Disenchanted with her father, she is testing the boundaries of his trust by dating someone he does not approve. Under the moonlit sky in Long Island, Arielle and her boyfriend meet beneath the infamous hanging tree. The couple’s destiny is rooted to the five spirits in the tree whose lives and deaths are determined by an ancient curse. Will her future be determined by the past or will Arielle’s choices alter the course of her life?

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 01-10-14

Dreamlander

By K.M. Weiland / Genre: Fantasy, War / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (139 reviews)

Dreamlander

What if it were possible to live two very different lives in two separate worlds?

What if the dreams you awaken from are the fading memories of that second life?

What if one day you woke up in the wrong world?

Only one person in a generation may cross the barrier of dreams to reach the other world—a world of war-scarred countries and fallen faiths. When a Chicago-born journalist finds himself on the far side of his dreams, he must hurl himself into battle to save a princess from her own people, two worlds from annihilation, and himself from a dream come way too true.

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I Think I Love You (a humorous romantic mystery)

By Stephanie Bond / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (313 reviews)

I Think I Love You (a humorous romantic mystery)

Sisters share everything in their closets, including the skeletons… Twenty years ago, the Metcalf sisters witnessed a murder and formed a pact of silence. Now they’re estranged and scattered because they all fell in love with the same man. When the sisters converge at their childhood home, old wounds are laid open against the backdrop of liquidating their parents’ antiques business. And when the playboy who broke up their family shows up, things go from bad to worse!

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A Charming Crime (Magical Cures Mystery Series)

By Tonya Kappes / Genre: Women Sleuths, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (112 reviews)

A Charming Crime (Magical Cures Mystery Series)

Bubble… Bubble…

June Heal has nothing to lose when she relocates her homeopathic cure shop, A Dose of Darla, from the flea market booth in her home town, to a quaint shop in the cozy but unusual little town of Whispering Falls, Kentucky. Or so it seems.

Cures and trouble…

Whispering Falls has a lot of secrets. From talking snow globes to whispering animals not to mention a few sprinkles of fairy dust, June realizes Whispering Falls is more magical than she thought. . .literally.

Magic stirs…

June discovers she was born into a family of psychics, and her homeopathic cures truly are magical. Unfortunately, they are not magical enough to save her from being the number one murder suspect when a member of the community that she had just had a disagreement with shows up face down in the lake with June’s lucky charm in the victim’s grasp.

And troubles double…

Add to that an attraction to her high school best friend, Sheriff Oscar Park and Mr. Prince Charming, her cat, is stealing charms from Belle’s Baubles, June is forced to clear her name in more ways than murder. After all, they don’t have cauldrons in jail.

A Charming Crime is book one of the bestselling Magical Cures Mystery series. Come walk around Whispering Falls for a fun, fantasy mystery with magic and romance. You won’t want to leave.

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Rae of Hope (The Chronicles of Kerrigan)

By WJ May / Genre: Paranormal & Urban, Fantasy, Teen & Young Adult / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (52 reviews)

Rae of Hope (The Chronicles of Kerrigan)

How hard do you have to shake the family tree to find the truth about the past?

Fifteen year-old Rae Kerrigan never really knew her family’s history. Her mother and father died when she was young and it is only when she accepts a scholarship to the prestigious Guilder Boarding School in England that a mysterious family secret is revealed.

Will the sins of the father be the sins of the daughter?T

As Rae struggles with new friends, a new school and a star-struck forbidden love, she must also face the ultimate challenge: receive a tattoo on her sixteenth birthday with specific powers that may bind her to an unspeakable darkness. It’s up to Rae to undo the dark evil in her family’s past and have a ray of hope for her future.

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Fall From Love

By Heather London / Genre: Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (51 reviews)

Fall From Love

It takes just one moment for everything to change…

Struggling to put her life back together after a tragic mountaineering accident kills her college sweetheart, twenty-one-year-old Holly Treadwell is trying to set aside her grief, forge ahead in school, and find herself again.

When Carter Hansen, a guy who brings back horrible memories from the night of the accident, finds his way back into her life, Holly’s unsure if she should let him in. He terrifies her in more ways than one and invokes feelings in her that she thought were buried forever.

Everyone tells Carter that what happened on the mountain that night was just a terrible accident, but even then, he can’t help but carry around the guilt and is unable to forgive himself. He’s drawn to Holly and being near her helps ease his conscience and gives him the release he needs.

As Holly and Carter’s relationship grows, they begin to realize that the more time they spend with one another, the more their wounds begin to heal–her grief and his guilt. But when Holly learns the details about the night of the accident–what everyone has been keeping from her–it will rip open old wounds and tear apart what they’ve both worked so hard to overcome…

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 01-08-14

Swift (Swift Series)

By Heather London / Genre: Paranormal & Urban, Fantasy, Teen & Young Adult / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (75 reviews)

Swift (Swift Series)

A girl totally unaware of her destiny.

Two men who will stop at nothing to take her power.

One family who will do whatever it takes to keep her safe.

After graduating from high school, Meredith is ready to leave the place that has been a constant reminder of what happened to her as a child. She was just eight years old when her family died in a mysterious car accident, taking the secret of her destiny with them. It’s not until a new family moves to town that she realizes leaving may not be as easy as she once thought.

Meredith feels an instant connection towards the Harpers, especially the good-looking, mysterious Blake and his overly friendly sister, Abby. After a series of bizarre events that happen too often to be coincidence, Meredith begins to realize that she is at the center of something larger than herself—possibly the same thing that killed her parents and twin sister many years ago. Nightmarish visions and resurfacing memories push Meredith closer to Blake, leading her to discover her destiny and other buried secrets.

As Meredith tries to understand her new world, she will be put to the ultimate test, and her strength and courage will be challenged more than she ever imagined.

Swift is full of romance and mystery, keeping you guessing until the end.

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Fighting the Impossible

By Selina Bodur / Genre: Short Stories, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (26 reviews)

Fighting the Impossible

Tara Whyley is young, beautiful and successful, and you would say that she has everything, everything but a heart. It’s broken. The sadness blankets her soul and the fire in her eyes is long gone. She is desperate to find her path back to life, but the only way to do it, is to get lost in the memory of Him – Peter McClain.

How long can she go on before her heart breaks?

For the past three years she is going back to the one place she found happiness. Letting the reminiscence of her one true love in her soul, she is finally free, free to forget the horrors and savor the greatest moments of her relationship.

This is a story of immense happiness and erodent grief, of love and darkness, passion and the power, hidden in each of us; it’s about finding the road back to life… fighting the impossible.

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CAPE MAYBE

By Carol Fragale Brill / Genre: Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (13 reviews)

CAPE MAYBE

Sometimes the toughest journey is the one that takes you back to your roots. For Katie, navigating life and love is trickier than walking barefoot on a beach full of broken shells. Maybe Katie will break the family cycle of alcoholism. Maybe she won’t. Set against the backdrop of picturesque, seaside Cape May, Cape Maybe traces the push and pull of Katie’s conflicting love for her erratic mother and steadfast grandfather and her ever-growing attraction to her best friend, Dennis. Katie’s life is shaped by her vow to be nothing like her alcoholic mother. Her reckless teenage choices test the strength of family ties, friendship, and first love. Ultimately about hard-earned hope, what we inherit, and what we choose to let go, in Cape Maybe, Katie discovers what she never expected about motherhood, forgiving yourself, and creating your own second chances.

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INFECTED (Click Your Poison)

By James Schannep / Genre: Action & Adventure / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (44 reviews)

INFECTED (Click Your Poison)

3 Unique Storylines. Over 50 Possible Endings. Just one question… Will YOU Survive the Zombie Apocalypse?

Everyone has their plan; what they’d do to survive if and when the zombies come. Now you can see how you’d hold up against the legions of undead–without needing to call the CDC because crazed bath salts users are trying to eat your face off.

Here’s how it works: You, Dear Reader, are the main character of this story. Live, die, and rise again based solely on the merit of your own choices. Each link represents a choice, and there’s no going back, so choose wisely.

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Compelled (The Adam Chronicles)

By Carla Krae / Genre: Historical, Fantasy / Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars (33 reviews)

Compelled (The Adam Chronicles)

A secluded monastery should be the safest place for a blind man, and it is, until a vampire and her gang come calling. After meeting the femme fatale, Adamo receives the gift of sight, but it comes with a terrible curse, one that might have damned his soul. He’s the newest vampire in a clan of ruthless killers and his maker, Juliet, is determined to turn him into another remorseless demon – even if she has to strip his free will.

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