Bargain and Free Books for 12-18-16

by Ron on December 18, 2016

Here’s a collection of 10 bargain books and 4 free books for you to download and enjoy.

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Bargain Books




Beautiful Children – Amazon
by Charles Bock
Rating: 2.9
Genre: Literary Fiction
Price: $1.99 Save $8.00
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“One word: bravo.” —The New York Times Book Review

New York Times Bestseller and Award-Winner

One Saturday night in Las Vegas, twelve-year-old Newell Ewing goes out with a friend and doesn’t come home. In the aftermath of his disappearance, his mother, Lorraine, makes daily pilgrimages to her son’s room and tortures herself with memories. Equally distraught, the boy’s father, Lincoln, finds himself wanting to comfort his wife even as he yearns for solace, a loving touch, any kind of intimacy.

As the Ewings navigate the mystery of what’s become of their son, the circumstances surrounding Newell’s vanishing and other events on that same night reverberate through the lives of seemingly disconnected strangers: a comic book illustrator in town for a weekend of debauchery; a painfully shy and possibly disturbed young artist; a stripper who imagines moments from her life as if they were movie scenes; a bubbly teenage wiccan anarchist; a dangerous and scheming gutter punk; a band of misfit runaways. The people of Beautiful Children are “urban nomads,” each with a past to hide and a pain to nurture, every one of them searching for salvation and barreling toward destruction, weaving their way through a neon underworld of sex, drugs, and the spinning wheels of chance.

In this masterly debut novel, Charles Bock mixes incandescent prose with devious humor to capture Las Vegas with unprecedented scope and nuance and to provide a glimpse into a microcosm of modern America. Beautiful Children is an odyssey of heartache and redemption heralding the arrival of a major new writer.

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Maggie On The Edge – Amazon
by Kasey Michaels
Rating: 4.7
Genre: Mystery
Price: $0.99 Save $5.00
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“Using wit and romance with a master’s skill, Kasey Michaels aims for the heart and never misses.” -Nora Roberts, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

Bestselling author Maggie Kelly and her fictional characters come to life (hey, read the books…) are about to celebrate their first Christmas together, if Maggie lives that long, that is.

Fans usually send her cards, or pretty crocheted bookmarks, even candy, but one fan has gone too far by way of the delivery of a dead rat and a death threat. Maggie tries to laugh it off (“everybody’s a critic”) … until a fellow author and dead rat recipient is found murdered. Could she be next? Never fear, for St. Just is here, in all his Regency glory, ready to leap in and save the day.

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Once Perfect – Amazon
by Cecy Robson
Rating: 4.3
Genre: Romance
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“Once Perfect is exactly that: perfect for fans of sweetly sexy New Adult with a to-die-for protective hero.” —Marquita Valentine, New York Times bestselling author

Award-Winning Author

Evelyn Preston’s future once looked perfect—until her wealthy father was caught in an embezzlement scandal and took his own life. Alone and struggling to pay her college tuition and bills, Evelyn finds a job as a waitress at the ultra-hip nightclub Excess, where she used to have more in common with the privileged private-school clientele than her fellow staff members. But something attracts her to the sexy six-foot-four bouncer and ex-army MMA fighter Mateo Tres Santos. Although they’ve led different lives, their troubled pasts bonds them in both survival and love.

Mateo wound up in prison for assaulting the man who harmed his sister. Now he’s feeling the same protective impulse for this petite blond waitress. When Evelyn experiences a panic attack at the club, Mateo comes to her rescue. And when Mateo is wounded shielding her from a brawl, Evelyn returns the favor and comes to his aid.

As their attraction intensifies, Mateo is determined to find out what nightmares are lurking in Evelyn’s past—even if that means tackling his own to save her.

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Source – Amazon
by Zach Abrams
Rating: 3.8
Genre: Thriller and Suspense
Price: $0.99 Save $4.00
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“This book has something for everyone… International travel, political intrigue, thrilling action, even a touch of romance, that will keep readers turning pages to the very end.” -Simone B.

Effects of several incidents have rocked the Royal National Bank to its core, causing its share price to tumble and world stock markets to ripple. International economic stability is at risk.

Tom is an accomplished journalist from London, and an unhappily married workaholic seeking to advance his career. Sally is single, ambitious and independent. Visiting from Australia, she’s chasing the same story. Eager to research the alleged wrongdoings at RNB exposed by whistleblowers, they become entwined in the investigation, and their trail leads them from London to Glasgow, Manchester, Barcelona and Collioure.

But they tread a dangerous path surrounded by cryptic warnings. Timing and diversity of the events make it almost impossible for the events to be coincidence or incompetence. Is someone powerful and ingenious enough to mastermind the demise of the largest financial institution in the world?

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Serenade to the Big Bird – Amazon
by Bert Stiles
Rating: 4.4
Genre: Memoirs and Biographies
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“A book of terrific impact. Perhaps the best to come out of World War II.” -The Philadelphia Inquirer

“… the whole low squadron was gone … blown up … burned up … shot to hell … one guy got out of that.”

At the age of twenty-two, Bert Stiles joined the American Air Force.

Two years later he began his life as a co-pilot of a B-17 Flying Fortress, flying high over Germany and bombing cities far below.

In his moving memoir of that time Stiles takes you right to the heart of life as a young bomber pilot in World War Two; the terror of being under fire from flak and German planes, the disillusionment in their mission, the thoughts of girls back home and those they’d met on their travels, the dreams of the future and the overwhelming tiredness that hung over every member of the crew.

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The Eternity Gene – Amazon
by Robert Don Hughes
Rating: 4.1
Genre: Science Fiction
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“One of the greatest books I have ever read.” -Goodreads

Mankind’s fate lies in a single gene…

And it is about to be destroyed.

Dr. Jack Brennen is on his way home from Sunday school when he finds himself transported into the middle of a sinister alien conspiracy.

Strange as it may seem, Jack has seen it all before.

In this fascinating follow-up to The Fallen, Dr. Brennen is led on a series of thrilling journeys through the fabric of time and the history of civilization.

Running desperately from his captors, Dr. Brennen stumbles upon a geneticist who has made a tremendous discovery. If the aliens learn the secret, they may have the necessary tool to further their diabolical plan — to destroy Christianity.

Why would the aliens want to eliminate this ancient religion? Or are these aliens really aliens at all?

Find the heart-pounding answer in the battle that determines the course of human civilization-the battle for the Eternity Gene.

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The Cortés Trilogy – Amazon
by John Paul Davis
Rating: 4.0
Genre: Action and Adventure
Price: $0.99 Save $2.00
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“Great action, well-drawn characters, emotion, suspense, history, myth AND a lost treasure!” -Karen P.

Top 10 Amazon Bestselling Author

ENIGMA! REVENGE! REVELATION! THE BRAND NEW Trilogy From the International Bestselling Author of The Cortés Enigma and The Templar Agenda.

Trilogy Edition includes:

The Cortés Enigma – new and revised edition, May 2016

The Cortés Revenge – new release, May 2016

The Cortés Revelation – new release, May 2016

Mexico 1520: As the Aztec Empire burns to ash at Hernán Cortés’s feet, in another part of the country a great treasure lies hidden in a sacred place watched over by its keepers. Throughout the land, a strange legend has long told of an ancient people dwelling deep within the jungle whose possessions include a precious set of stones with the potential to bring unlimited power to its owner. As well as wealth beyond their wildest dreams . . .

1904: In an old graveyard in a remote part of the Isles of Scilly, a distinguished academic makes a surprising discovery. The inscriptions on the gravestones are unlike any he has ever seen, at least in that part of the world. The clues point to an astounding possibility. A forgotten Spanish legend. And a four-hundred-year-old cover-up!

Present Day: History lecturer Dr Ben Maloney is sitting in his office when the phone rings. A call from his cousin is rarely anything out of the ordinary, but today what he has to say is anything but normal. Their great-great-grandfather’s body has been discovered in a boat near a deserted island in the Isles of Scilly. With a bullet through his skull!

Dropping everything, the cousins’ decision to visit the site of their ancestor’s demise soon proves to be one that will change their lives forever. With nothing but a hundred-year-old diary and legends from the past to guide them, Ben soon realises their quest to solve the riddle of their ancestor’s death will require them to take on an altogether greater mystery that will lead them not only halfway across the world delving deep into humanity’s bloodiest past but potentially to their own deaths. An unimaginable treasure remains undiscovered – one with the ability to change the world for better or worse. And some will stop at nothing to find it . . .

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Amy’s Choice – Amazon
by Betty Bolte
Rating: 4.6
Genre: Historical Romance
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“I enjoyed this book…romance, a little danger, and a great group of characters…well written…” -Steamy Book Momma

Award-Winning Author

Without a goodbye, Amy Abernathy’s childhood sweetheart, Benjamin Hanson, leaves to fight in the American War for Independence. Amy chooses to pick up the pieces of her heart and leave Charles Town to help her sister who is with child.

Benjamin knows he hurt Amy, but he plans to make it up to her after his mission is completed. Then he learns that Amy has been captured by renegade soldiers. Now Benjamin faces his own choice: free the sassy yet obstinate woman he’s never stopped loving or protect Charles Town from vengeful British occupation.

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Edge of the Shadow – Amazon
by Yvonne Montgomery
Rating: 4.6
Genre: Paranormal
Price: $0.99 Save $3.00
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“A well structured narrative with interesting characters, strong women with very creative point of views about the world. It was a pleasant surprise…” -Deniza F.

Award-Winning Author

When forensic artist Andrea Bellamy receives a 1-year, all expenses paid grant from Wisdom Court, she jumps at the chance to pursue her delayed dream to become a painter. The only catch: she must move to Wisdom Court.

Upon arrival at the century-old Colorado mansion, Andrea learns that Caldicott Wyntham, Wisdom Court’s founder, has died. The housekeeper, Aura Lee Witherspoon, is demanding a séance to contact Caldicott while the court’s other associates try to explain away “strange happenings.”

Andrea turns to her easel, intent on fulfilling her grant, only to discover she keeps painting the same unknown face, contorted in fear she can’t explain.

Now Andrea faces a terrifying choice: believe her trance-painting is evidence of a mental illness, or side with Aura Lee and agree that Wisdom Court is haunted by an evil set in motion a century before.

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A Good War – Amazon
by Patrick Bishop
Rating: 4.1
Genre: Historical Fiction
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“Bishop proves equally adept at historical fiction with this well-crafted and beautifully written debut novel…A compelling read” -Saul David, Independent on Sunday

The year is 1940.

Britain is fighting for its survival over the skies of Kent and Sussex.

Adam Tomaszewski is a Polish airman, just arrived in the country, flying Hurricanes alongside British pilots to avenge the country he has left behind.

With death seldom more than a day away, and far from his friends and family, Adam finds himself drawn to a maverick Irish soldier called Gerry Cunningham.

‘You’re out of luck, brother,’ are the first words Gerry says when the two men meet in the crush of soldiers competing for the few women at a dance in a seaside hotel.

But when Gerry betrays his lover Moira, Adam’s fortunes seem to have changed.

For the next four years, Adam’s life and Gerry’s are intertwined like good luck and bad, as Adam continues his perilous journey from the ruins of Poland to the rolling English countryside, from war-time Egypt to Occupied France.

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Coming Home – Amazon
by Laurie Breton
Rating: 4.6
Genre: Womens Fiction
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USA Today Bestselling Author

The year is 1974, and aspiring songwriter Casey Bradley is just eighteen years old when handsome, charismatic singer Danny Fiore sweeps into her life and turns it upside down. The first time she looks into Danny’s turbulent blue eyes, Casey is ready to toss aside her entire future for a man who will almost certainly break her heart.

Together with guitar wizard Rob MacKenzie, Casey writes the songs that catapult Danny to a fame beyond their wildest imaginings. But life with Danny isn’t what she expected. The road to success is loaded with land mines, and rivers of darkness flow through her troubled marriage. Every time Danny breaks her heart, it’s Rob who picks her up, dusts her off, and glues the pieces back together.

It isn’t until she suffers an unimaginable loss that Casey begins to question who she is and what she really wants from life. As she searches for herself amid the wreckage, she discovers the bittersweet truth that the choices a woman makes at thirty can differ vastly from those she made at eighteen.

Coming Home is a poignant story about the seasons of a woman’s heart, and the roundabout route we sometimes have to take to get to where we’re meant to be.

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A Matter of Trust – Amazon
by Kat Faitour
Rating: 4.6
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Once bitten, Twice shy.

British financier Bennett Sterling steers his world with iron control and cold determination. Burned by a lover long ago, he guards his heart and business with wary resolve.

Devon Sinclair is a brilliant economist, poised for sure success. Intent on making her own way, she tells no one of her complicated past and grifter family.

Passions explode when Devon meets Bennett and neither can deny their fiery attraction. But when corporate accounts are stolen, the evidence points to her and the stakes climb higher.

Will Bennett see beyond the lies to trust the woman he loves? Or will Devon condemn them both by doubting his loyalty?

In the powerful world of London finance, it turns out trust is the most valuable commodity of all.

Smart. Sexy. British.

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Children of a Broken Sky – Amazon
by Adam J. Nicolai
Rating: 4.6
Genre: Fantasy
Price: $0.00 Save $2.99
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Top 100 Amazon Bestselling Author

The peasants called it “The Storm.”

On a cold autumn morning seven years ago, the sky exploded with silent lightning. In its wake, everything changed.

Now the sun rises in the south, if it rises at all. Animals go mad. Crops ripen and die overnight. The Church – a body of miracle-workers who can heal the sick and walk through fire – warns that God’s final judgment is at hand.

The world will soon end.

Now, stories tell of men that speak with beasts and peasants who work their own miracles. The Church decries these heretics, hunting them like animals and demanding the same of the faithful.

In a remote village, a small group of childhood friends are caught in the crossfire. Accused of heresy by the Church and sentenced to death, they escape their village as it burns behind them.

But some may find hope.

Their Church hunts them. A cursed world assails them. To survive, one of them will learn the true meaning of her beliefs; another, that some portents can be deceiving. But only one revelation has a chance to save them:

That they are not forsaken. They have each other.

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The First Shot – Amazon
by E.H. Reinhard
Rating: 4.7
Genre: Thriller and Suspense
Price: $0.00 Save $3.99
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For Tampa homicide lieutenant Carl Kane, death is his life. If a single award existed for sinking himself into his work, he’d have two.

But the latest crime scene he’s called to, an old abandoned factory, leaves him with more bodies than leads. Three drug dealers are found shot to death—not an uncommon sight in the least. The problem lies with the pair of middle-aged women—bound, gagged, and executed—found at the same location.

Before he can sink his teeth into the initial investigation, Kane is called out to another multiple homicide. He comes up with only more questions when the second group of murders appears connected to the first.

As the lieutenant tracks down the few leads, he begins to get a clearer picture of those he seeks. That picture quickly turns crystal clear when Kane finds himself face-to-face with someone that “armed and dangerous” doesn’t even begin to describe.

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