Bargain and Free Books for 1-22-17

by Ron on January 22, 2017

Add some new reads to your library from this assortment of 9 bargain books and 4 free books.

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Bargain Books




Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman – Amazon
by Robert K. Massie
Rating: 4.5
Genre: Memoirs and Biographies
Price: $1.99 Save $12.00
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Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman – Nook
Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman – iBooks
Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman – Google Play

“Gripping.” -The New York Times Book Review

New York Times Bestseller

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and The Romanovs returns with another masterpiece of narrative biography, the extraordinary story of an obscure German princess who became one of the most remarkable, powerful, and captivating women in history.

Born into a minor noble family, Catherine transformed herself into empress of Russia by sheer determination. For thirty-four years, the government, foreign policy, cultural development, and welfare of the Russian people were in her hands.

She dealt with domestic rebellion, foreign wars, and the tidal wave of political change and violence churned up by the French Revolution. Catherine’s family, friends, ministers, generals, lovers, and enemies—all are here, vividly brought to life. History offers few stories richer than that of Catherine the Great. In this book, an eternally fascinating woman is returned to life.

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Until September – Amazon
by Brenda Jernigan
Rating: 5.0
Genre: Historical Romance
Price: $0.99 Save $3.00
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Until September – Nook
Until September – Kobo

“A spellbinding novel by a bright new talent.” — Joan Johnston, New York Times bestselling author

Award-Winning Author

She must live for today . . . The finest doctors in Manhattan have told Claire Holladay she’d be lucky to live until September. Determined to savor every moment, the beautiful young journalist hides her illness and heads for the open skies of Denver, escorted by her uncle’s trusted employee, handsome ex-outlaw Billy West. En route, she survives kidnapping by gunslingers, thanks to Billy’s daring rescue, but soon faces something even more dangerous: love. Billy’s touch makes her yearn to surrender, but the secret she holds can only break both their hearts.

… And dream of tomorrow. Billy knows Claire is way out of his league the first time he sees her. She’s Beautiful, cultured and way too rich for his blood. But somewhere between New York and Denver, she steals his heart. Somehow, he has to make Claire take a chance on a man with nothing to his name—and show her how love can work miracles that last a lifetime.

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The Lost Relics Box Set – Amazon
by L.J. Andrews
Rating: 4.0
Genre: Fantasy
Price: $0.99 Save $6.00
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“This is a fantastic deal for the first three books in the series and I definitely recommend it.” -K.M.M.88

Amazon Bestselling Author

Experience the epic fantasy experience with the box set of the entire bestselling Lost Relic Trilogy!

Rise of a Guardian

The truth of his family has always been a mystery, but finally Killian Thomas is given one chance to find answers to his past in a strange realm.
A mysterious community, bound to protect the realms, promises to help him on his quest if he helps in a desperate search for powerful lost relics. Each relic possesses magic of all four realms, giving their owner unimaginable power.

Strange abilities soon manifest within Killian, catching the deadly attention of a dangerous secret-society intent on destroying his home realm.

Killian must find the relics before the society or countless innocent lives will be lost, but sometimes the closest allies are the most devious enemies.

Trinity Rises

Infinium was created to battle ancient magic long ago, that’s a good thing right? Killian isn’t so sure now that the dangerous power has activated inside him. There is more pressure than ever to develop his new skills and abilities to prepare for the inevitable rise of the Trinity society as they close in on the Ponderi and the magical lost relics. Controlling the new power will prove more difficult and dangerous than ever as Killian and his friends are sent on impossible missions to recover the relics and defend the realms. As the relic hunt begins, ancient secrets are uncovered that if ignored could prove fatal for the each of the four realms.

Killian will soon learn things are not always what they seem. In order to save the realms and find the remaining relics, old enemies may become allies once again. The clock is ticking and if Killian cannot control Infinium and the relics before the Trinity rises he may prove to be the greatest risk of all.

Rise of the Black Dawn

Chaos has erupted in the Hemisphere and the Ponderi members are turning against each other. With betrayal still fresh, Killian joins with the other relic guardians to face the Trinity and stop the war. The Ponderi have incredible powers of Merlin on their side, but soon learn the ancient sorcerer locked away dark magic in another Hemisphere, and it has transformed into a dangerous curse−The Black Dawn. If the Black Dawn falls to the Trinity before the Ponderi can stop them, a realm will die and the people of the Hemisphere will be lost to darkness.

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Mojado – Amazon
by R. Allen Chappell
Rating: 4.3
Genre: Thriller and Suspense
Price: $0.99 Save $3.00
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“Chappell is going to be one those authors that will become part of the American canon.” -Margaret

When Mexico’s bloodiest predator invades the Reservation it’s upto Charlie Yazzie and friends to take charge the Navajo way.

Navajo can track prey, but can Charlie Yazzie catch a killer before the killer catches him?

They hadn’t really known what a ‘bad man’ was… now they do!”

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Of Faith and Fidelity – Amazon
by Evan Ostryzniuk
Rating: 3.9
Genre: Historical Fiction
Price: $0.99 Save $3.00
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“A classic story that brings the era vividly to life.” -Robert Foster, bestselling author

As the papal wars of the Western Schism rage across Europe, a young man takes his first step on the journey of a lifetime.

Geoffrey Hotspur dreams of knighthood.

As an English orphan-squire bonded to the court of Sir John of Gaunt, uncle of the English King Richard II, his prospects are few.

An inveterate gambler already deep in debt, young Geoffrey eagerly accepts an invitation to participate in a raid on French lands.

However, his plans go awry after a deadly street brawl results in his banishment from court.

As further punishment, he is ordered to join a royal commission bound for Florence.

Accompanied by Jean Lagoustine, a mysterious Frenchman whose intentions towards the young squire are not all they appear to be, the ship upon which they journey is waylaid by corsairs.

Barely escaping with their lives, Geoffrey and Jean find themselves forming part of a company of Catalonian crossbowmen en route to enlist with the Roman papal army. The unlikely duo must navigate the war-torn lands of the Patrimony and the intricacies of honour and allegiance.

Intrigue and betrayal dominate the war between the two popes, and the young squire’s understanding of faith and fidelity are soon challenged.

The need to do right inspires Geoffrey to take a personal stake in the outcome of the conflict.

With little more than his wits and a sword, the young squire must find a way to fulfill his duty to his lord, to his faith and to himself.

As the war culminates in an epic final battle for the throne of St. Peter, will Geoffrey find that a knighthood is worth the risk to his honor?

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A Flair for Chardonnay – Amazon
by Deborah Garner
Rating: 4.5
Genre: Mystery
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“A little Chocolate with your Mystery, you can’t go wrong!” -Elisabeth

When flamboyant senior sleuth Sadie Kramer learns the owner of Cioccolato, her favorite chocolate shop, is in trouble, she heads for the California wine country with a tote-bagged Yorkie and a slew of questions. The fourth generation Tremiato Winery promises answers, but not before a dead body turns up at the vintners’ scheduled Harvest Festival.

All four Tremiato siblings have possible motives, as well as a few peripheral acquaintances, but only one could be the guilty party. As Sadie juggles truffles, tips and turmoil, she’ll need to sort the grapes from the wrath in order to find the identity of the killer.

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NEO: Near Earth Objects – Amazon
by Jack L. Knapp
Rating: 4.6
Genre: Science Fiction
Price: $0.99 Save $4.00
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“In this book, you will find a well-written story that can carry you away for hours, and make you want more.” -Scotty

World War III is about to break out.

As if that wasn’t dangerous enough, the enigmatic extraterrestrials called the Flickers have returned with a warning: do not venture beyond the moon.

Faced with the ultimate threat, can humanity put aside their differences and unite to face the common danger?

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Eternal Heat – Amazon
by J.L. White
Rating: 4.6
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Price: $0.99 Save $2.00
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“I just loved this story and was heartbroken by what occurred to them both. I loved how it ended and absolutely recommend this series to anyone who loves a touching story filled with lot of emotions.” -Behind Closed Doors

Top 50 Amazon Bestselling Author

They call us the Firework Girls.

I’m Ashley. I may be calm on the outside, but on the inside I’m losing it. See that guy playing the piano on stage up there? Auditioning for the competition I’m supposed to win? Playing in an auditorium at my school like he belongs here?

Yeah. He’s the reason I’m freaking. The heck. Out.

I knew him back in high school. Scratch that. I was desperately in love with him back in high school. He said he loved me too, but how could he have? That guy broke my heart into tiny little bits.

Hell, I broke everywhere.

Now he’s back, a fellow grad student at Hartman College, turning my world upside down. Because nobody plays the piano like Erik Williams. Not even me. When it comes to my musical career here at Hartman, I’m screwed. But that’s not the worst part. Not at all.

The worst part is Erik trying to work his way back into my heart again. But I won’t let him. I can’t. Not after what he did… all those years ago.

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The Dream-Hunters of Corsica – Amazon
by Dorothy Carrington
Rating: 4.6
Genre: Literary Fiction
Price: $0.99 Save $3.00
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“The book is a scoop — a fascinating story never before told.” -Evening Standard

Corsica: a wild, intransigent land isolated by sea and mountains.

Here are the mazzeri, dream-hunters who can foresee death.

At night they go hunting — or dream they do — and kill an animal in the face of which they recognise the face of a living person. Once pinpointed by the dream-hunter, that person will not have long to live.

Unlike the mazzeri, the signadori are guardians of life, practising folk medicine, securing release from the curse of the ‘Evil Eye’ and casting spells infused with light and hope.

With characteristic elegance and clarity, Dorothy Carrington investigates these extraordinary phenomena, unique forms of magic which probably date from prehistoric times. The Dream-Hunters of Corsica provides a fascinating insight into a forgotten corner of civilisation, where the occult has retained its everyday place as an explanation of the mysteries of life and death.

Free Books

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The Wedding Trap – Amazon
by Adrienne Bell
Rating: 4.4
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Price: $0.00 Save $2.99
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The Wedding Trap – Nook
The Wedding Trap – iBooks
The Wedding Trap – Kobo

#1 Amazon and Apple iBooks Bestselling Author

Beth Bradley has a problem. Everyone is expecting her successful music executive boyfriend, Charlie, to be her date for her best friend’s wedding. There’s one hitch: Charlie doesn’t exist. Unless she can think of something fast, she’s headed for the most humiliating weekend of her life.

Alex Tanner has a problem. The former Navy SEAL’s search for a double agent lands him at the Kensington Hotel, and he needs a cover to finish the job. When the sexy maid of honor blackmails him into pretending to be her lover, he thinks he’s been handed the solution.

Except Beth has a way of stumbling into trouble, and when the man Alex is hunting starts targeting Beth, Alex has to decide between solving the mystery or protecting the woman who has stolen his heart.

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Stone Lake – Amazon
by Phil M. Williams
Rating: 4.4
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Price: $0.00 Save $2.99
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Jon Porter works with his ex-wife and ex-best friend in the sleepy vacation town of Stone Lake. He toils to keep their construction company afloat while the exes in his life enjoy their honeymoon.

Jon meets Morgan when a gaggle of turkeys and a curvy mountain road aligns with one-in-a-million timing. Despite their attraction, her engagement, and the ire of her family, the pair embarks on a platonic friendship. As their relationship strengthens, they share secrets, but Morgan holds her most important secret tight to her chest, where it beats like a ticking time bomb. It’s not a matter of if, but when.

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Danger by Association – Amazon
by Heather Burnside
Rating: 4.2
Genre: Thriller and Suspense
Price: $0.00 Save $2.47
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Rita has been avoiding Manchester; it brings back too many bad memories. She still has harrowing flashbacks of ruthless gangster, Leroy, and the death of a loved one. It takes the wedding of her brother, John, to persuade her to return. She agrees on the condition that she steers clear of the Riverhill estate and Leroy’s family.

When her son, Daniel, is placed in danger, Rita is lured back to the Riverhill where she confronts those she believes responsible. She receives support from an unlikely source who promises information subject to terms. Realising that she needs help to act on that information, Rita turns to her brother, John.

But John works for the law. And he will have to go against everything he believes in if he agrees to embark on a maverick mission to help save his sister’s son.

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Wisconsin Vamp – Amazon
by Scott Burtness
Rating: 4.1
Genre: Humor
Price: $0.00 Save $2.99
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“Midwestern nice” is hard to pull off when you’re a bloodthirsty monster…

When truckstop diner cook and mediocre bowler Herb Knudsen becomes a vampire, his once simple life gets a bit more complicated.

Herb’s not even sure how it happened. He wasn’t bitten by a vampire, which means there’s no one around to help him learn the ropes. With no one to guide him, Herb fumbles into his newfound abilities, courting disaster with every step.

Despite learning each new lesson the hard way, being a vampire isn’t all bad. He’s stronger, a little sexier, and a heck of a lot better at bowling. Even Lois, the girl of his dreams, is starting to notice him. But he can’t drink beer, the bodies are piling up, and his best friend Dallas isn’t just getting suspicious – he’s getting jealous.

When Lois is caught in the middle of the two friends’ escalating rivalry, keeping his dark secret becomes the least of Herb’s concerns.

Booze, bowling, bake sales, bar fights, babes, blood and karaoke… Who would have thought that being undead would make life so exciting?

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