Bargain and Free Books for 5-8-16

by Brooklyn on May 8, 2016

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! Enjoy these 4 bargain books and 2 free books.

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BARGAIN BOOKS



When We Were Us
by Tawdra Kandle
Rating: 4.8 Stars
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Price: $0.99 Save $3.00
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When We Were Us – Nook
When We Were Us – Apple iBooks

“I loved everything about this book. The characters become a part of you.” -S. A. Sutphin

USA Today Bestselling Author

The Trio. That’s who we’ve been since birth: Nate, Leo . . . and me, Quinn, the token girl. Our mothers met in a prenatal class and became best friends, which meant that the three of us hit every milestone together, from the first day of school to the very first kiss. And beyond.

I’ve always been caught in the middle between the two boys. I’ve been in love with Leo since I was eight, even though he doesn’t see me as anything but his pal. And I know that Nate’s hung up on me. I see the look in his eyes. I wish I could say I felt the same, but I don’t. It’s getting harder and harder to keep him in the friend zone, though.

Things between the three of us aren’t easy anymore. Leo’s popular, the football team’s star receiver, and the object of every girl’s fantasy. I know he doesn’t mean to leave us behind, but now Nate and I are just people he used to know.

What used to be so simple is suddenly messy and complicated. Leo is all I’ve ever wanted, but even if I had the chance to be with him, how would Nate would handle it?

When that chance does come along…in the most unexpected way…I’m helpless to resist Leo. What was always meant to be is finally happening…but will it come at the risk of losing both my friends?

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Iron Flower
by Billy Wong
Rating: 4.2 Stars
Genre: Young Adult
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Iron Flower – Nook
Iron Flower – Apple iBooks
Iron Flower – Kobo

“Rich, fast paced and action filled, this is a novel sure to please fans of adventure, epic tales, classic tales, Viking like lore, female leads and those who love fantasy and magical novels.” -Heather G., Top 1000 Reviewer

Action-packed fantasy adventure with a powerhouse female epic warrior in the spirit of Achilles or Beowulf.

Years are only one way to age in this tale of a young warrior whose army-slaying sword belies her kind heart.

One of the greatest fighters in the world, nearly indestructible Rose lets few things strike fear into her—but magic is one of them. Nonetheless, she seeks out the magical dangers left by the ancients alongside warrior partner Finn and curious scholar Derrick in order to protect others from them. Their mission is complicated by Rose and Finn’s budding romance, as her choice of lifestyle conflicts with his expectations for the woman he loves. But when their quest pits against such titanic foes as a prince able to slay a thousand men in a day and a draconic archmage, will Rose be forced to embrace the very magic she fears?

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The Assassin’s Keeper
by John McClements
Rating: 4.2 Stars
Genre: Thriller and Suspense
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“…lively, entertaining and modern. The language is accessible and the pace is very good throughout.” -Cogent A.

The Assassin has been patient – a one man sleeper cell, waiting for the perfect time to exact his nation’s revenge in spectacular and shocking style.

Pedro Garcia is a veteran of the Argentine Inteligencia and US covert operations, a consummate professional, he can smell a skeleton in a closet and is a master of using this ability to blackmail and manipulate. Pedro’s job is to ensure The Assassin is kept safe and is able to carry out his mission successfully.

Pedro moves to San Francisco where his first recruit is Drinda, a sassy and duplicitous young woman recently acquitted of murdering her boyfriend. With Drinda’s help, Pedro will lure London Chef John into their circle; making sure John is primed for the pivotal role he will play in London one day.

Duped into a compromising position where he finds himself framed for murder, John must flee San Francisco. Back in London he rebuilds his life, getting married and preparing to start a family, until one day, Pedro arrives.

Pedro holds the key evidence which will ensure John returns to the US to face two murder charges, unless he plays ball.

John will find himself embroiled in the biggest scandal to hit the United Kingdom establishment since Guy Fawkes, will he risk everything he has worked for and blow the whistle?

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Watchers
by S.T. Boston
Rating: 4.0 Stars
Genre: Science Fiction
Price: $0.99 Save $3.00
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“S.T. Boston is a wonderful storyteller. Character development is at its best.” -D. R. Smith, Avid Reader

Amazon Bestselling Author

Three prominent world figureheads disappear following The World Summit in Kuala Lumpur. The following day, US President John Remy is found dead of a heart attack in his hotel room.

Meanwhile, two friends on a road trip across North America come to the aid of a mysterious woman they find washed up and battered on the banks of the Colorado River. Somehow, all the events are linked.

Choosing to help her plunges them into a nightmarish race across the globe, for she holds a secret that defies all we know about human evolution. Pursued by a deadly force intent on stopping them, they must recover a relic so ancient it’s fallen into legend. A relic that will not only save them, but the whole of humanity.

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FREE BOOKS

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Wisdom to Know
by Elizabeth Maddrey
Rating: 4.3 Stars
Genre: Christian Fiction
Price: $0.00 Save $12.99
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Wisdom to Know – Kobo

Is there sin that love can’t cover?

Lydia Brown has taken just about every wrong turn she could find. When an abortion leaves her overwhelmed by guilt, she turns to drugs to escape her pain. After a single car accident lands her in the hospital facing DUI charges, Lydia is forced to reevaluate her choices.

Kevin McGregor has been biding his time since high school when he heard God tell him that Lydia Brown was the woman he would marry. In the aftermath of Lydia’s accident, Kevin must come to grips with the truth about her secret life.

While Kevin works to convince himself and God that loving Lydia is a mistake, Lydia struggles to accept the feelings she has for Kevin, though she fears her sin may be too much for anyone to forgive.

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Wreck of the Whale Ship Essex
by Various Authors
Rating: 4.2 Stars
Genre: Action and Adventure
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In one of the most spellbinding accounts of men who go down to the sea in ships, the modern reader is given a seat in the whale boat of Owen Chase as he and his fellow crew and their Captain make way in three boats after the wreckage of the Whaleship Essex.

The account of how the Essex was wrecked inspired the infamous book Moby Dick and countless movies, including the newest, In the Heart of the Sea.

The perils of sea, storms, nefarious intent of evil men and fate combined to bring an end to a long whaling voyage – typically hard and grueling enough without suffering an attack by a furious and vengeful sperm whale.

The story, told in a first-person narrative by Owen Chase, the first mate of the Essex, was first published in 1821 and served to inspire Herman Melville to write his fictional book of the attack by the whale.

The perseverance and determination of the crew, mate, and captain to use each and every tool and morsel available to them in salvage from the wrecked Essex to outfit their flimsy whaleboats for a voyage of more than 2,500 miles back to the South American coast is remarkable in many ways.

Every ounce of energy and civility rapidly evaporated after two months at sea. The story not told by Melville may be the best part though the attack by the whale is still impressive if one imagines being on the small ship as the leviathan repeatedly bashes in the hull.

In addition to the stirring account by Owen Chase are parts of the account by cabin boy Thomas Nickerson.

Nickerson returned to the seas on whale ships following the Essex shipwreck, one of just a few known to have been sunk by a whale. After he retired to running a boarding house in Nantucket was when Nickerson finally wrote his account of the Essex and the plight of the crew. Nickerson only put pen to paper when challenged by a visiting author.

When the writer, Leon Lewis, escaping from his creditors, became acquainted with Nickerson, he encouraged him to write down his tale of the incredible Shipwreck of the Whaleship Essex. Nickerson did so and entrusted the manuscript to the erstwhile writer who promised to get it published and then fled to England.

Over one hundred years later the Nickerson account The Loss of the Ship “Essex” Sunk by a Whale and the Ordeal of the Crew in Open Boats; was discovered in an old trunk and authenticated by the Nantucket Historical Association and published in 1984, a century after Nickerson wrote it.

Nickerson’s story told of the incredible attack on the Essex while two of the whaleboats were in the hunt to harpoon their prey. The first attack crashed the vessel and rocked it hard. Then, Nickerson wrote that the monster whale turned and rammed the Essex again, causing it to heave, break apart and sink.

The crew began their search for land and eventually found a small island that was rather poor in resources. The sailors, with the exception of three men who decided to stay on the island, left in search of a better island, the mainland or perhaps a ship.

Chase described how during the 90-day journey to the coast of Chile, the men were forced to eat one of their fellow sailors who had died. Nickerson was less than specific about the act of cannibalism and was on the same whaling boat with Chase. The other boat commanded by Capt. Pollard had, but four men left alive and too weak to continue.

Finally, they decided to draw lots to determine who would have to be shot so that the others could live. The young cousin of the captain was the loser in that drawing and was killed. Only eight of the crew of twenty survived.

It was later revealed that the three men who stayed behind on the island were rescued, and two of the boats made it to Chile. The tale that they told, mainly through Chase’s account, laid the basis for one of the greatest sea stories ever in print or the movies – Moby Dick.

 

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