Bargain and Free Books for 5-16-17

by Ron on May 16, 2017

Here are some highly rated books for you to check out. 9 bargains and 4 freebies.

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Beyond the Carousel – Amazon
by Bette Lee Crosby
Rating: 4.8
Genre: Literary Fiction
Price: $0.99 Save $5.00
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Beyond the Carousel – Nook
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Beyond the Carousel is family saga fiction at its best” …Christine Nolfi, bestselling author

USA Today, Amazon Bestselling and Multi Award-Winning Author

Laura Wilkes has everything a woman could want when she snaps the picture of her five-year-old daughter on the carousel. Each time the carousel comes around Laura snaps another picture, seven in all. This is a day of unforgettable happiness; one of the few Laura has left.

In the months following the stock market crash the family is beset by tragedy. A homicide that goes unpunished. It’s the height of the depression and there are hoards of faceless, nameless men living in train yards and back alleys. The murderer is never caught, but the family never gives up hope of finding him.

Now twenty-five years later, Laura’s daughter has fallen in love with a policeman. Jack Mahoney is a rookie with little or no power, but he’s the one, the only one, who can deliver the justice the family has long awaited.

In a heartwarming family saga that stretches across three generations, and brings back Wyattsville’s favorite detective, readers will get to know Jack Mahoney as a young man about to fall in love.

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Black Brothers Trilogy Boxed Set – Amazon
by Brynley Bush
Rating: 4.5
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Black Brothers Trilogy Boxed Set – Nook
Black Brothers Trilogy Boxed Set – iBooks
Black Brothers Trilogy Boxed Set – Kobo

Top 100 Amazon Bestselling Author

Three brothers, bound by a secret that could change the world of medicine.

Three women, hired to protect the secret that someone is willing to kill for.

The last thing they expected to find was love.

Fearless

Emmaline Hart has spent the last thirteen years putting everyone’s needs before her own. When she accepts a job writing the memoir of one of the medical field’s preeminent cancer researchers, she becomes involved with his dangerously attractive son with a penchant for pushing her boundaries. As the doctor’s story of secrets and cover-ups unravels, so does Emmaline’s view on everything she thought she knew about herself and the power of surrender.

Matchless

When her boss asks for her help on a high profile intellectual property case, the last person attorney Mila Kingston expects to walk into her office is the gorgeous stranger she had an unforgettable one night stand with on her birthday. Hired by the sexy Navy SEAL to represent his family in a landmark trade secret case involving a plant from the Amazon with the potential to cure cancer and the greedy woman who will stop at nothing to possess the rights to the research, Mila is determined to keep Griffin Black at arms length and focus on his case. However, the more time she spends with Griffin, the harder it is to resist his easy going charm and his promises of forbidden pleasures. Before long, Mila is entangled with Griffin in a battle for the rights to medical research that could change the world of medicine, as well as her heart.

Shameless

Sheltered good girl Victoria Raine has always wanted to be a little bad. Tired of living life safely on the sidelines, she summons the courage to forge a new path for herself and applies to the FBI, looking for adventure and something to fulfill her vague longing for something…more. She gets more than she bargained for with her first undercover assignment—posing as the girlfriend of country music’s bad boy, Drake Maddox, a lone wolf with a reputation for having singularly erotic tastes. Hoping to catch a serial killer that’s targeting women close to Drake, Tori’s job is to convince the public, and the killer, that she and the wickedly handsome superstar are an item.

Although their relationship is a sham, there’s nothing fake about the hidden desires the sexy as sin cowboy awakens in Tori. As the killer draws closer, Tori finds herself falling for the one man she can’t have.

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The Wrong Unit – Amazon
by Rob Dircks
Rating: 4.7
Genre: Science Fiction
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“Loved, loved, loved this book.” -Gina

Amazon Bestselling Author

I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE HUMANS ARE SO CRANKY ABOUT.

Their enclosures are large, they ingest over a thousand calories per day, and they’re allowed to mate. Plus, they have me.

An Autonomous Servile Unit, housed in a mobile/bipedal chassis. I do my job well: keep the humans healthy and happy.

“Hey you.”

Heyoo. That’s my name, I suppose. It’s easier for the humans to remember than 413s98-itr8. I guess I’ve gotten used to it.

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Kai – Amazon
by Derek Vasconi
Rating: 4.3
Genre: Horror
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“A deftly crafted Japanese themed horror fantasy of the first order…an inherently fascinating, page-turner of a read from beginning to end — but with the lights on at all times!” -Midwest Book Review

Amazon Bestselling and Multi Award-Winning Author

Japanese horror? Check.

The bastard child of Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84 and Stephen King’s CARRIE, KAI explores how one innocent girl becomes the target of enormous rage living inside another girl-who is seemingly from another world.

Satsuki Takamoto is an invisible otaku teenager in Hiroshima. The only thing she has going for her is the upcoming birth of her sister. No longer will she be alone. But when her mother has a gory miscarriage right in front of her, Satsuki loses her one chance at happiness. She spirals into a deep depression, shutting out everyone and everything by locking herself inside her bedroom-for good. Her sadness, however, pales in comparison to her uncontrollable anger. It spreads like a nuclear fire, ambivalent to what or who it destroys, and won’t stop until Satsuki accepts her sister’s death.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the world in Evanston, Illinois, Seul Bi Rissiello can’t sleep because every time she closes her eyes, she relives her adoptive parents’ gruesome deaths. Why is she thinking so much about them now, ten years afterward? As she struggles with working at a clinic for the mentally disturbed, Seul Bi starts to unravel under the weight of living a lonely life and being twice an orphan. Her life devolves into a series of ominous and dangerous hallucinations that threaten not only her sanity, but her very existence as well.

As both girls struggle to understand what is happening to them, their enigmatic connection comes into focus, raising the question: What if all the suffering in your life was carefully choreographed by somebody you’ve never met?

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Five Fun Female Sleuths: A Mystery Anthology – Amazon
by Various Authors
Rating: 5.0
Genre: Mystery
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“Awesome characters, great mysteries, hard to put down fun reads!!” -Rita B.

LA Times Bestselling and Award-Winning Authors

In the mood for a handful of deliciously amusing cozy mysteries? It’s as if Stephanie Plum meets Jackie Brown and spars with Amelia Peabody in these five humorous puzzlers, featuring five unique leading ladies: a New Orleans poet-turned-private-eye, a witty Hollywood vampire, an American academic in Provence, a sassy San Francisco lawyer, and a sly divorcee starting anew in the 70s.
Prepare yourself for plenty of laughs, curl up, and devour all 5 cozies for a bargain!

LOUISIANA BIGSHOT

IT’S QUEEN LATIFAH PLUS DANNY DEVITO IN THIS MULTILAYERED MURDER MYSTERY BY EDGAR-WINNER JULIE SMITH.

…Or it would be if this were a movie—in print, they’re Talba Wallis and Eddie Valentino. Talba’s got the beauty, the brains, the computer savvy, the poetic soul, the youth, the right demographic, and the sass. Eddie’s got the detective agency. Also a short fuse and yes, wisdom. Not only do they make it work, they’ve got chemistry.

And they need every skill and ounce of courage they can summon in this intricate tale of a decades-old conspiracy only now coming home to roost, with the murder of Talba’s friend Babalu Maya. Babalu is actually Clayton Robineau, daughter of the local banker in a small Louisiana town that bears her name. And that town has plenty of skeletons in its closet.

LOVE BITES

NOT YOUR MAMA’S POLICE PROCEDURAL—A COP STORY WITH BITE…AND ROMANCE.

IN Adrienne Barbeau’s second Vampyres of Hollywood mystery, Ovsanna’s the successful owner of her own Hollywood film studio and the star of 17 blockbuster horror films, plus three, sadly, that went straight to video. (But even vampyres have bad days.) Peter, on the other hand, is a Beverly Hills cop firmly rooted in human affairs, from the domestic issues of his lively Italian family to the romantic ones of his neighbor, snake dancer Suzie Q.

Though Ovsanna’s had flings with everyone from Genghis Khan to Errol Flynn, Peter’s got what it takes to catch her eye and hold her interest. And he’s one hell of a detective. Together, the duo takes on Hollywood in an action-packed mystery with sly satire, spiced and seasoned with paranormal characters that the author manages to turn into metaphors for the monsters we all encounter on a daily basis.

THE 13TH FELLOW

POETRY, MURDER, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE…AND PROVENCE!

American Professor Havilah Gaie has always seen herself as “an academic version of Pam Grier’s characters in Tracy Whiting;s first mystery: smart, quick on their feet, loyal with a keen sense of purpose.” Now she’s got a chance to suit up for action because suddenly she’s a witness in a murder, having spoken with the victim on her phone moments before he was attacked.

SOURDOUGH WARS by Julie Smith

TO YOU, ITS JUST A FROZEN LUMP OF DOUGH; TO SOME, IT’S LIFE AND DEATH…

Especially to handsome Peter Martinelli, who wants to auction off the fabled sourdough starter from his family’s famous bakery. But who’d buy a frozen hunk of flour and water? Only, it turns out, every bakery in San Francisco, a national food conglomerate, and an upstart ringer with a mysterious backer. Someone would even kill for it. And does.

PAPER PHOENIX by Michaela Thompson

FIRST COMES DIVORCE, THEN COMES MURDER…

…or at least sweet thoughts of murder. Maggie Longstreet has plenty of them after slimy, ambitious Richard trades her in for a more recent model. She’s so depressed she can barely get out of bed when Larry Hawkins, a seemingly not-at-all depressed acquaintance, commits suicide out of the blue. Suddenly Maggie goes on high alert, remembering something her evil ex said about Larry—something highly suspicious…

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A Love Divided – Amazon
by Belle McInnes
Rating: 4.9
Genre: Historical Romance
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A Love Divided is downright un-put-downable! Keep your eye on this rising star in historical fiction.” -Elle Thorne, USA Today bestselling author

Mary Queen of Scots is on the throne, and the frontier between England and Scotland is a powder-keg

More interested in raiding into Scotland with the rest of her clan than womanly pursuits like embroidery or finding a husband, Alexandra Graham is a feisty English heiress who rides and fights as well as any man. But when a daring rescue goes wrong, she ends up in the dungeons of Scotland’s most forbidding castle, prisoner of the notorious Earl of Bothwell and at the mercy of the queen’s justice.

As deputy warden responsible for keeping the law on the queen’s borderland, Michael Cranstoun is a Scottish laird with a reputation for fair-mindedness and the looks of a viking warrior. But when he meets the beguiling Alexandra, both his life and his honour are at risk – not to mention his affections.

With more than just the border separating them, Alex and Michael are on opposite sides of an ancient divide, and destined for different paths. But a shared love for horses draws them together and kindles a passion that respects no boundaries, endangering more than just their hearts…

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Deadly Fare – Amazon
by David Liscio
Rating: 4.9
Genre: Thriller and Suspense
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“The fast-paced book is full of twists and turns, and it takes you places you don’t expect to go, both in terms of the storyline and geographically.” -Steve O.

FIVE WOMEN MURDERED. A CITY PARALYZED BY FEAR.

ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE HE STRIKES AGAIN.

When beautiful young women begin to vanish from Boston Logan International Airport, State Police Lt. Hannah Summers is the only one who sees a pattern amidst the cold case files. She knows a killer is on the loose, and she’s determined to make her chauvinistic bosses believe her hunch about a gypsy cab driver — before it’s too late.

As the body count rises, so does the public’s panic. Under pressure from the district attorney to make the killings stop, Summers soon finds herself rubbing elbows with ex-Special Forces soldier Emmett Decker, a private investigator hired by the wealthy family of a missing local girl. The more their paths cross, the harder it is to deny they may be chasing the same monster — and that the tension between them is more than purely professional.

One thing is certain: the Boston Butcher must be stopped before any more women climb inside his cab… and wind up paying the ultimate price…

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Fracture – Amazon
by Craig Andrews
Rating: 4.2
Genre: Fantasy
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“I loved this book! Totally new and a nice change from the usual magic in fantasy that is normally seen!” -Timothy W.

Top 25 Amazon Bestselling Author

Allyn Kaplan’s life is anything but magical.

As a first year associate at a prestigious Portland law firm, his professional life is on the rise. But after a mysterious attack by strange people with stranger abilities, Allyn is thrust into a secret world of magic where rival magi Families are on the brink of war.

Wanting only to return to his normal life and thriving career, Allyn finds distancing himself from this new reality nearly impossible, and his questions only deepen with the sudden disappearance of his sister.

The only place to turn for answers, and for help, is a magi Family whose agenda he wants no part of. Yet with his sister’s life on the line, he may have no choice but to pick aside.

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Prince of Solana – Amazon
by Susan Sheehey
Rating: 4.2
Genre: Romantic Suspense
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“Sheehey doesn’t hold back in this awesome tale of heartbreak, hope and love.” -Kimberly W.

Prince Andre Peralta of Solana spent the last eight years drowning himself in liquor, and gambling in casinos.

When Andre’s father is assassinated by the Lozano cartel, duty to his tiny island country in the South Pacific trumps his fear and guilt. Being next on the hit list, forces Andre to hide on a remote Texas cattle ranch. There he meets strong-willed Gemma Westfall, a fascinating and trigger-happy ranch hand who pushes the limits of his self-control.

Gemma has no patience for liars and gamblers, and something about this visitor crawls up her spine. His penetrating gaze heats up her core, reigniting a dark passion and a history she’d buried long ago.

When the assassins find Andre and destroy Gemma’s home, vengeance guides both of them into dangerous waters.

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Flee from Evil – Amazon
by Connie Almony
Rating: 4.5
Genre: Christian Fiction
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Amazon Bestselling and Award-Winning Author

A pastor with a past uses his underworld connections to try and save the child of the woman he wronged many years ago.

Pastor Vince Steegle thought his destructive beginnings were ancient history, but the ramifications of his prior choices just walked in the door of his church. Is Romans 8:28 really true? Can God make all things good? Or is Vince’s past just too ugly?

After the death of her much-beloved husband, Cassandra Whitaker is grasping to maintain security for her children. One, a teen teetering on the cusp of womanhood. The other, a young boy struggling with autism. But there are those who seek to destroy them. Can Cassandra keep her family safe, or must she flee from evil?

Why does Sophie feel impending doom? Maybe it has something to do with the dream she’d just had. It wouldn’t bug her if it wasn’t so similar to the one she’d had before her dad died. Or could it be the secret she suspects her mother holds tight? The one that might undo her. If only Sophie could protect her little brother from all the turmoil.

At least she has Sky, the guy whose attentions will take her mind off her troubles.

Or does he bring trouble of his own?

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Marrying His Best Friend – Amazon
by Jennifer Gracen
Rating: 4.1
Genre: Romance
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Marrying His Best Friend – Nook
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Single mom Maura Callahan never anticipated that at age 29 she’d be living with her mom in the suburbs, raising her young daughter, Chloe, and working a job that pays the bills but not much else. Her daughter is worth the struggle– and she still has her best friend Aidan, who makes her laugh, keeps her on her toes, and provides the oh-so-toned shoulder to cry on when necessary.

Aidan McKinnon, exec at a high profile social media company in the heart of Dublin, has longed to change his bestie status with Maura for years, but it seems Maura’s relegated him permanently to the friend zone. Still, she and Chloe are his world. But when Chloe’s father shows up out of the blue and demands shared custody when he’s never once met the little girl, Aidan sees a way to finally have what he secretly wants most while ensuring Maura and Chloe’s safety… and the diamond ring is just the beginning.

Will Aidan’s fiercely protective, knight in shining armor proposal of convenience end up starting the love of a lifetime?

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Squall – Amazon
by Sean Costello
Rating: 4.2
Genre: Thriller and Suspense
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Bush pilot and family man Tom Stokes is about to face the worst day of his life. On a clear winter morning, he sets out to do some repairs on a remote hunt camp, leaving his five-year-old son and very pregnant wife snug in their beds.

On the return trip, a squall forces him into an emergency landing and he winds up—quite literally—in the lap of petty criminal Dale Knight. Dale, now a fugitive from the law—and worse, from a merciless drug lord who just happens to be his brother—draws Tom into a web of mayhem and treachery that puts not only his life at risk, but the lives of his wife, son . . . and unborn child.

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Cade – Amazon
by V.A. Dold
Rating: 4.4
Genre: Paranormal/Romance
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Award-Winning Author

Plus-sized Anna James is finally free of her good for nothing, cheating husband. She’s in no hurry to trust another man anytime soon. Well, except for the hottie who stars nightly as the romantic hero in her dreams. It’s a darn shame he isn’t real.

Cade Le Beau is a billionaire with a furry secret. But even billions can’t buy happiness. He blew his chance to meet the woman of his dreams six months ago. Dreaming is a fine way to pass the time, but he wants the flesh and blood female.

When a second opportunity presents itself, it comes with baggage. Anna’s past has come for a visit, and she’s been taken. Racing against the clock, Cade has forty-eight hours to deal with the threat and claim what’s his.

Welcome to New Orleans, Louisiana, where every myth and scary story you were ever told is real. A place where the things that go bump in the night, or daytime for that matter, are surprisingly friendly. For the most part.

Take a good look at your neighbor, the person sitting beside you at the bar, or your coworker. Are you sure they’re human?

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