Bargain and Free Books for 12-25-16

by Ron on December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas, book lovers! Indulge in a good book or two from this assortment of 8 bargain books and 3 free books.

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Bargain Books




Alice I Have Been – Amazon
by Melanie Benjamin
Rating: 4.0
Genre: Literary Fiction
Price: $1.99 Save $10.00
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Alice I Have Been – Nook
Alice I Have Been – iBooks
Alice I Have Been – Google Play

“Fascinating curiosities of who Alice was!” -W. Tiger

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

Few works of literature are as universally beloved as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Now, in this spellbinding historical novel, we meet the young girl whose bright spirit sent her on an unforgettable trip down the rabbit hole–and the grown woman whose story is no less enthralling.

But oh my dear, I am tired of being Alice in Wonderland. Does it sound ungrateful?

Alice Liddell Hargreaves’s life has been a richly woven tapestry: As a young woman, wife, mother, and widow, she’s experienced intense passion, great privilege, and greater tragedy. But as she nears her eighty-first birthday, she knows that, to the world around her, she is and will always be only “Alice.” Her life was permanently dog-eared at one fateful moment in her tenth year–the golden summer day she urged a grown-up friend to write down one of his fanciful stories.

That story, a wild tale of rabbits, queens, and a precocious young child, becomes a sensation the world over. Its author, a shy, stuttering Oxford professor, does more than immortalize Alice–he changes her life forever. But even he cannot stop time, as much as he might like to. And as Alice’s childhood slips away, a peacetime of glittering balls and royal romances gives way to the urgent tide of war.

For Alice, the stakes could not be higher, for she is the mother of three grown sons, soldiers all. Yet even as she stands to lose everything she treasures, one part of her will always be the determined, undaunted Alice of the story, who discovered that life beyond the rabbit hole was an astonishing journey.

A love story and a literary mystery, Alice I Have Been brilliantly blends fact and fiction to capture the passionate spirit of a woman who was truly worthy of her fictional alter ego, in a world as captivating as the Wonderland only she could inspire.

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A Winter Wonderland – Amazon
by Melissa Hill
Rating: 4.2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Price: $0.99 Save $4.00
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“I just finished reading four of the best Christmas stories I have ever read.” -Janine

USA Today and #1 Amazon Bestselling Author

Cozy up in front of a blazing fire and relax with Melissa Hill’s warm, escapist storytelling.

Read about love lost and found in Venice, follow a NYC taxi driver who finds romance in the most unexpected way, and enjoy an NYC Christmas to remember in A FAIRYTALE CHRISTMAS and more.

You’re sure to find the perfect winter story to warm your heart.

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Shifters, Secrets and Surprises – Amazon
by Various Authors
Rating: 4.8
Genre: Paranormal
Price: $0.99 Save $2.00
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“There are some really exciting stories in this amazing five-star-plus anthology!” -Roxie’s Romance Reviews

USA Today, Amazon Bestselling and Award-Winning Authors

Four sexy new alphas for the holidays!

An intimate collection of new and exclusive shifter stories guaranteed to make your holidays merry. You’ve never experienced a Christmas this hot, this romantic, or this star-crossed. Four fabulous stories featuring sexy wolves, fiery dragons, loyal sasquatch, and burly bear heroes you’ll never forget.

Anna LoweSasquatch Surprise

All Nala Dixon wants is to make it home to her wolf pack in time for the holidays – alive. But a simple road trip turns into a fight for survival when a gang of vampires turns up, thirsting for her blood. A damn good thing a knight in shining armor rushes to her rescue – and hot damn, it’s Harrison, the sasquatch she’s secretly dreamed of for years.

Lily ThornA Present for the Alphas

Yuletide has come to the Ember pack. But what can Val get for two Alphas who have everything? What could be better than a Christmas baby?

Emma AlisynOne Bearry Night

When Rebekah meets her future mate by chance and falls in love, she must make the agonizing choice to leave him — not knowing that he is the one destined for her. Daamin’s pride demands Rebekah choose him over duty, but his practical side respects her strength to place family above all else. Will he sacrifice pride and claim his winter mate? Or will he let her go, and never know that their one passionate night produced a special holiday gift?

Isadora MontroseDragon’s Christmas Captive

One dragon lord, one pixie princess, a magical ring and 1000 years of history. Christmas was never this hot, this funny, or this star-crossed. Fate may have the last laugh unless Theo Lindorm can come to a meeting of minds with Elven Princess Lexi.

Shifters guaranteed to make your holidays merry, indeed!

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The Keeper of Pulau Purba – Amazon
by Brian J. W. Lee
Rating: 4.3
Genre: Horror
Price: $0.99 Save $3.00
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From an emerging writer in Singapore, a Military-Horror Novel set in the unique backdrop of a first world Asian country’s backwaters.

Alex Kee is an author. As he is working on his magnum opus, he is called up for military reservist duties. At 35 years old, this is far from the first time he is doing this – Except he has been transferred to a new branch of the military camped at Pulau Purba, a previously undeveloped island south of Singapore.

Unable to write, he finds solace instead in his old army buddies. The closest amongst them is Nur Aidah, who is voluntarily serving despite the law requiring only men to do so. While old wounds are reopened, new ones emerge:

Alex finds that there is something wrong with Pulau Purba. The soldiers stationed there are tense even by conscript standards. Anger boils in the hearts of many and violence is common. Meanwhile, a grotesque creature stalks Alex in his sleep. Although he suspects that he isn’t alone, no one talks about it.

A thunderstorm’s coming, and it will threaten everything that Alex holds dear.

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Jazz Funeral – Amazon
by Julie Smith
Rating: 4.1
Genre: Mystery
Price: $0.99 Save $3.00
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“A genuinely moving mystery … a no-nonsense, level-headed heroine.” –The Baltimore Sun

Award-Winning Author

Everybody loved easygoing Ham Brocato, producer of the famed New Orleans JazzFest. So how did he end up stabbed to death on his kitchen floor?

New Orleans Homicide Detective Skip Langdon just happens to be on hand when Ham’s body is discovered in the middle of his own party the evening before the Fest. To complicate the already murky case, the victim’s sixteen-year-old blues musician sister has disappeared, and Skip suspects that if the young woman isn’t the murderer, she’s in mortal danger from the person who is. So Task One is finding Melody, ambitious, unhappy at home, and determined to break from her family.

As she probes the victim’s tangled relationships, Skip finds a Southern family to rival any in Tennessee Williams, including Ham’s live-in lover, feisty and swiftly rising star Ti-Belle Thiebaud; his father George, enmeshed with family members in a bitter disagreement over the family’s lucrative Po’ Boy chain; and Patty, his distraught stepmother.

In this tale of southern kinships gone awry, she’s assisted by her long-distance love, Steve Steinman, and her gay landlord, Jimmy Dee. Meanwhile, Melody’s dangerous yet exhilarating journey tugs at the heart and raises the pulse rate.

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Horizontal Living – Amazon
by Ray Green
Rating: 5.0
Genre: Humor
Price: $0.99 Save $3.00
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“Great novel with a touch of humor but with a sting in the tail” -Len G.

#1 Amazon Bestselling Author

Roy Groves has led a colorful career in business, during which he battled with corporate politics, deception, and even vicious criminals. But now Roy has retired and he is looking forward to a quieter life. He and his wife, Donna, have bought an apartment in an exclusive development on Spain’s Costa del Sol.

He soon learns, however, that there are financial problems: the community is, in effect, bankrupt. Roy is persuaded to take on the role of president of the community, confident that, with his extensive business experience, he should easily be able to sort things out. It soon becomes clear, however, that nothing is as simple as it seems.

As he tries to come up with a rescue plan, Roy discovers that a poorly-constructed retaining wall has begun to collapse, threatening the development with a landslide. And this is just the start …

As the problems mount up, one after the other, Roy becomes entangled with an astonishingly diverse cast of characters: the devious building developer; the vengeful former President; the Russian prostitute, and her mafia minders; the deranged Middle-Eastern doctor; the devastatingly glamorous French girl who moves in next door; and many more …

Horizontal Living is an illuminating insight into the shenanigans which pervade an ex-pat community abroad: sometimes hilarious, sometimes hard to believe, but sometimes darkly disturbing.

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Tea and Comfort – Amazon
by Andrea Hurst
Rating: 4.5
Genre: Womens Fiction
Price: $0.99 Save $4.00
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“The story hums along at a nice pace, creating tension and more rapid page-turning. The ending is perfect – exactly what you’d wish for a good friend.” -Pamela F.

Amazon Bestselling Author

Fear made her run – A second chance at love made her stay.

After receiving life-changing news, Kyla Nolan ran away from her life as a top model in New York and left her fiancé, Luke Bradford, behind. Now, almost two years later, Kyla has a rebuilt her life as the successful owner of Tea & Comfort on Madrona Island. She lives in a cozy home behind her tea shop, has great friends, and a community where she belongs. But Kyla’s life is thrown off balance when Luke moves to the island.

Luke has purchased the local vineyards, just like he and Kyla had always dreamt of. But Luke is not here just for the grapes. He is determined to discover why Kyla left him, if she still loves him, and if the future they planned is truly over.

Kyla must face her past and make a decision. She knows that this time around if they have a chance at happiness she will have to reveal her true identity and the secrets that drove her away.

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Class Dismissed – Amazon
by Mark Petry
Rating: 4.8
Genre: Thriller and Suspense
Price: $0.99 Save $2.00
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Makes one think about what the human psyche is capable of if pushed to its limits. If you like “whodunit” books, this one is a fun read!” -Jeff T.

Top 10 Amazon Bestselling Author

A College Psychology Professor in Austin has apparently murdered almost his entire class of 35 students during his final. Five students have survived, although they remember nothing.

Chase a local hero cop in Austin, from catching the “Sorority Killer” a few years earlier, is on the case. He’s trying to locate Bill the professors teaching assistant who has disappeared, especially now that it seems he’s still assisting by killing off the remaining five students.

It’s a race against the clock to find Bill, and the visits to Professor Holland in jail aren’t helping anyone but him. Chase won’t be the only one surprised at how it will end.

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Valley of the Kings: The 18th Dynasty – Amazon
by Terrance Coffey
Rating: 4.1
Genre: Historical Fiction
Price: $0.99 Save $2.50
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“A fascinating generational epic, historical and factual but beefed up with drama and intrigue for a story that spills blood and gold that shimmers in the brutal Egyptian sun.” -Pacific Book Review

#1 Amazon Bestseller and Award-Winner

In the year 1355 BCE, the land of Egypt was the superpower of the known world. King Tut’s father, Akenaten, the so-called ‘heretic pharaoh,’ and his wife, Queen Nefertiti, are on the verge of catapulting Egypt into a revolution that will forever divide its people and rip the most powerful empire on the earth from its foundation.

Inspired by the actual Hittite and Amarna letters of 14th century BCE, ‘Valley of the Kings: The 18th Dynasty’ is an epic novel of intrigue, passion, and betrayal, resurrecting the thrilling story of a singular leader whose beliefs were both visionary and disastrous.

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Holiday Heartwarmers – Amazon
by Mimi Barbour
Rating: 4.5
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Price: $0.99 Save $2.00
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“You can’t go wrong with this wonderful heartwarming collection! A perfect read for a snowy afternoon and a cup of hot cocoa! Enjoy. I did.” -Patrice W.

NY Times, USA Today, Amazon Bestselling and Award-Winning Author

Christmas is family time in small town, Carlton Grove… Three stories to lift your holiday spirits!

Snow Pup

A small town’s lovely deputy and a father who lost his son years ago to a vindictive wife team up to save the kid from an overzealous social worker and foster home he hates.

Find Me A Home

An accident changes the lives of: a little baby girl who loses her parents, a crabby puppy who hates all men, a soft-hearted beauty who fears for her brother and also the cop who can’t escape his destiny.

Frosty the Snowman

Stranded in an Alaskan snowstorm, strangers Hali and Terry are forced to rely on each other for survival. The frigid temperatures are brutal and when Terry falls through the ice to save a puppy, the stakes for survival become enormous.

Free Books

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She Belongs to Me – Amazon
by Carmen DeSousa
Rating: 4.1
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Price: $0.00 Save $4.99
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She Belongs to Me – Nook
She Belongs to Me – iBooks
She Belongs to Me – Google Play
She Belongs to Me – Kobo

Top 35 Amazon, #1 Barnes And Noble and Apple iBooks Bestselling Author

A passionate romantic-suspense of love, betrayal, and obsession, She Belongs to Me will have you falling in love and wondering if you can trust anyone right up to the last page.

Charlotte police officer Jordan Monroe is used to being in control. Ever since his father died, he has provided for his mother and sisters and even hired his two brothers-in-law to help run his successful construction company. On a chance business trip, however, he meets the one person who throws his life into a whirlwind–Jaynee.

Jaynee has lived a tragic life and has sworn off all men. That is until a rugged southern gentleman lands in her seating area, refusing to take no for an answer. From the moment they meet, Jordan sweeps her off her feet, assuring her that happiness exists. But can she really escape her past?

Five years later, Jordan finds Jaynee on their back porch with a gunshot wound to the head. While Jaynee lies in a coma, Jordan has to go back to their beginning and figure out what went wrong. Did he push his wife to the edge, or has her past come back to haunt them?

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Arena 1 – Amazon
by Morgan Rice
Rating: 3.8
Genre: Science Fiction
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Arena 1 – Nook
Arena 1 – iBooks
Arena 1 – Google Play
Arena 1 – Kobo

USA Today and #1 Amazon Bestselling Author

New York. 2120. America has been decimated, wiped out from the second Civil War. In this post-apocalyptic world, survivors are far and few between. And most of those who do survive are members of the violent gangs, predators who live in the big cities. They patrol the countryside looking for slaves, for fresh victims to bring back into the city for their favorite death sport: Arena One. The death stadium where opponents are made to fight to the death, in the most barbaric of ways. There is only one rule to the arena: no one survives. Ever.

Deep in the wilderness, high up in the Catskill Mountains, 17 year old Brooke Moore manages to survive, hiding out with her younger sister, Bree. They are careful to avoid the gangs of slaverunners who patrol the countryside. But one day, Brooke is not as careful as she can be, and Bree is captured. The slaverunners take her away, heading to the city, and to what will be a certain death.

Brooke, a Marine’s daughter, was raised to be tough, to never back down from a fight. When her sister is taken, Brooke mobilizes, uses everything at her disposal to chase down the slaverunners and get her sister back. Along the way she runs into Ben, 17, another survivor like her, whose brother was taken. Together, they team up on their rescue mission.

What follows is a post-apocalyptic, action-packed thriller, as the two of them pursue the slaverunners on the most dangerous ride of their lives, following them deep into the heart of New York. Along the way, if they are to survive, they will have to make some of the hardest choices and sacrifices of their lives, encountering obstacles neither of them had expected—including their unexpected feelings for each other. Will they rescue their siblings? Will they make it back? And will they, themselves, have to fight in the arena?

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Stitch – Amazon
by Samantha Durante
Rating: 4.1
Genre: Young Adult
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Her heart races, her muscles coil, and every impulse in Alessa’s body screams at her to run… but yet she’s powerless to move.

Still struggling to find her footing after the sudden death of her parents, the last thing college freshman Alessa has the strength to deal with is the inexplicable visceral pull drawing her to a handsome ghostly presence. In between grappling with exams and sorority soirees – and disturbing recurring dreams of being captive in a futuristic prison hell – Alessa is determined to unravel the mystery of the apparition who leaves her breathless. But the terrifying secret she uncovers will find her groping desperately through her nightmares for answers.

Because what Alessa hasn’t figured out yet is that she’s not really a student, the object of her obsession is no ghost, and her sneaking suspicions that something sinister is lurking behind the walls of her university’s idyllic campus are only just scratching the surface…

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