Bargain and Free Books for 9-20-16

by Brooklyn on September 20, 2016

Here’s a selection of 5 bargain books and 2 free books for you to download and enjoy.

You can read Kindle books wherever you are and on any device with the Free Kindle App – you don’t even have to own a Kindle to use the app!

BARGAIN BOOKS




Horse Heaven – Amazon
by Jane Smiley
Rating: 4.1 Stars
Genre: Literary Fiction
Price: $1.99 Save $10.00
Make sure price is still $1.99 before clicking “Buy”.

Horse Heaven – Nook
Horse Heaven – Apple iBooks
Horse Heaven – Google Play

“One of the premier novelists of her generation, possessed of a mastery of craft and an uncompromising vision that grow more powerful with each book . . . ” -The Washington Post

Pulitzer Prize Winning and NY Times Bestselling Author

It takes a great deal of faith to gear a novel this horse-besotted to the general public. Horse love is one of those things either you get or you don’t, and for the vast majority of the populace, horse stories tend to read like porn written for 13-year-old girls. The good news, then, is that while a love of all things equine is not a prerequisite for enjoying Jane Smiley’s Horse Heaven, a love of human perversity is. Racing, after all, is at worst a dangerous, asset-devouring folly and at best an anachronism, as one of her horse trainers notes:

The Industry Leaders had made it their personal mission to bring horse racing to the attention of the general public, with the NFL as their model and television as their medium of choice, which was fine with Farley, though his own view was that horse racing out at the track, newspaper reading, still photography, placing bets in person, and writing thank-you notes by hand were all related activities, and football, ESPN, video, on-line betting, and not writing thank-you notes at all were another set of related activities.

A crucial piece of information for Smiley fans is that, among her many novels, Horse Heaven most resembles Moo. (And there’s even a pig!) In fact, with these two books it appears that this versatile author has finally found a home in which to unpack her impressive gifts: that is, the sprawling, intricately plotted satirical novel. Her target in this case is not academia but horse racing–less commonly satirized but, here at least, just as fruitfully so. Wickedly knowing, dryly comic, the result is as much fun to read as it must have been to write.

None of which means that Horse Heaven is a casual read. For starters, one practically needs a racing form to keep track of its characters, particularly when their stories begin to overlap and converge in increasingly unlikely and pleasing ways. Perhaps it says something about the novel that the easiest figures to follow are the horses themselves: loutish Epic Steam, the “monster” colt; the winsome filly Residual; supernaturally focused Limitless; and trembling little Froney’s Sis. And that’s not to forget Horse Heaven’s single most prepossessing character, Justa Bob–a little swaybacked, a little ewe-necked, but possessed of a fine sense of humor and an abiding disdain for winning races by anything but a nose.

Then there are the humans, including but not limited to socialite Rosalind Maybrick, her husband Al (who manufactures “giant heavy metal objects” in “distant impoverished nation like locations”), a Zen trainer, a crooked trainer, a rapper named Ho Ho Ice Chill, an animal psychic, and a futurist scholar, as well as attendant jockeys, grooms, and hangers-on. (Not to mention poor, ironically named Joy, a few years out of Moo U and still having problems relating.) It’s a little frustrating to watch this cast come and go and fight for Smiley’s attention; you glimpse them so vividly, and then they disappear for another hundred pages, and it breaks your heart.

But there are certainly worse problems a novel could have than characters to whom you grow over-attached. A plot this convoluted would be one, if only it weren’t so hard to stop reading. There are elements of magic realism, astounding coincidences, unabashed anthropomorphism. (At one point–while Justa Bob throws himself against his stall in sorrow at leaving his owner’s tiny, wordless mother behind–this reviewer cried, “Shameless!” even as she began to tear up.) Improbably, it all works. Horse Heaven is a great, joyous, big-hearted entertainment, a stakes winner by any measure, and for both horse lovers and fans of Smiley’s dry, character-based wit, a cause for celebration on par with winning the Triple Crown. –Mary P.

******************************************




The Earl’s Unforgettable Flame – Amazon
by Charlotte Stone
Rating: 4.7 Stars
Genre: Historical Romance
Price: $0.99 Save $2.00
Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”.

“…an exciting read. Adventure, danger, an unforgotten past, and a deep emotional journey.” -Danielle U.

Benjamin Frederickson, the future Earl of Wembley, can’t forget that night… The night that changed him…More importantly, he can’t forget that brave little girl who was scarred from the horrible fire.

Catherine Watson.

The night young Benjamin Frederickson met the victim of a house fire, he has remembered it all of his life… Her spirit has lingered in his memory for years.

Even through his days of rebelling against his father, The Earl of Wembley, as he drinks, gambles, and womanizes.

But when he meets the beautiful Catherine Watson again, still scarred from that fire so many years later, he is enchanted. But can a woman so remarkable remember a boy she met briefly years ago? Catherine, however, is less than impressed! Considering herself disfigured and resigned to the idea that she will never marry, she sees his advances as a cruel joke at her expense.

How can any man view her with anything but disgust, especially the dashing future Earl of Wembley?

******************************************




Battle At Broken Knee – Amazon
by Gordon Landsborough
Rating: 5.0 Stars
Genre: Action and Adventure
Price: $0.99 Save $3.00
Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”.

“A punchy tale coupled with plenty of action – an engaging read!” -Philip McCormac, bestselling western author

Award-Winning Author

Trouble always seems to find Careless O’Connor

But when he comes across a wrecked wagon off a lonely Texan trail, dangerously close to the volatile Mexican border, he has little premonition that this chance encounter will change his life forever. Lying amongst the debris of shattered wagon wheels and dead horses is the woman who will turn Careless’ world upside down.

Little did he know the plight of Grace Whitfield, with her blue eyes, blonde curls and fierce desire to avenge the ruthless imprisonment of her brother, was going to lead Careless on many an adventure – both in the harsh desert and in his heart.

Battling against terrifying odds, Careless and his crew – the beautiful Grace, brave young Yippee Clay, honest Burt and dastardly Big Mouth – struggle on in their quest for justice.

Join Careless on his battle to avenge the capture of young Whitfield, prove his worth to the weary residents of Neuces Bend, and win the heart of the woman he loves.

With his life is constant danger, will his formidable skills and courage be enough to see him through?

******************************************




The Eternals – Amazon
by Richard M. Ankers
Rating: 4.7 Stars
Genre: Fantasy
Price: $0.99 Save $3.00
Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”.

“A thoroughly entertaining read. There is tremendous poetry in Richard’s writing that he uses expertly to bind together a riveting tale with twists galore. I can’t wait for the encore!” -Chris L.

The Eternals, neither human nor vampire, are the last inhabitants of a dying Earth. In the face of a slowly perishing sun, some have accepted their fate while others are ready to fight for their future. It is to this ultimatum that Jean, the last Eternal lord, is born.

Jean’s life changes drastically after his bite takes the life of Princess Chantelle of The New Europa Alliance. Suddenly, he’s a man on the run, falling in love and rediscovering his humanity.

With the sun’s clock ticking, Jean stumbles from manipulated mishap into age-old conspiracies and beyond, as he tries to reconcile his sordid past.

******************************************




Foundlings – Amazon
by Richard Levesque
Rating: 4.9 Stars
Genre: Historical Fiction
Price: $0.99 Save $4.00
Make sure price is still $0.99 before clicking “Buy”.

“I loved this book. It was a compelling and captivating look at an era and subject matter that I knew very little about. It was well researched and well told, with both depth and heart.” -Tom T.

Derek Chandler had it all—the education, the promising future, the beautiful wife—but a tragic accident changed everything and his life now stands in ruins. Haunted by the ghosts of what might have been, Derek tries to lose himself in his new job, but what begins as a minor academic mystery soon unravels, leaving him with the burden of a second truncated life: that of long-vanished science fiction writer, Kichiro Nakamura.

Convinced that finding Kichiro is somehow the key to finding his own peace, Derek is drawn into a frantic search of modern and post-war Los Angeles as he tries to reconstruct the shattered kaleidoscope of American and Japanese cultures. And the key to everything just might be the beautiful—and very suspicious—tattoo artist, Yuki Kamikaze.

============================================================

FREE BOOKS

Please make sure the price says “Kindle Price $0.00″ before clicking “Buy”. If it says “Prime Members $0.00″ “read for free”, it is NO LONGER FREE. All books are free at the time they are posted but are subject to change back to full price at any time. If you are outside of the United States, these books may not be free.




The Light Never Lies – Amazon
by Francis Guenette
Rating: 4.8 Stars
Genre: Womens Fiction
Price: $0.00 Save $18.99
Subject to change back to full price at any time.

As circumstances spiral out of control, Lisa-Marie is desperate to return to Crater Lake. The young girl’s resolve is strengthened when she learns that Justin Roberts is headed there for a summer job at the local sawmill. Her sudden appearance causes turmoil. The mere sight of Lisa-Marie upsets the relationship Liam Collins has with trauma counselor, Izzy Montgomery. All he wants to do is love Izzy, putter in the garden and mind the chickens. Bethany struggles with her own issues as Beulah hits a brick wall in her efforts to keep the organic bakery and her own life running smoothly.

A native elder and a young boy who possesses a rare gift show up seeking family. A mystery writer arrives to rent the guest cabin and a former client returns looking for Izzy’s help. Life is never dull for those who live on the secluded shores of Crater Lake. Set against the backdrop of Northern Vancouver Island, The Light Never Lies is a story of heartbreaking need and desperate measures. People grapple with the loss of cherished ideals to discover that love comes through the unique family ties they create as they go.

******************************************




Cameron’s Law – Amazon
by Mia Darien
Rating: 4.1 Stars
Genre: Paranormal
Price: $0.00 Save $0.99
Subject to change back to full price at any time.

Vampires are people too…

That’s what Sadie Stanton has been trying to get people to understand, and what the business she’s setting up in the paranormal hotspot of Adelheid, Connecticut, is aiming to do. Cameron’s Law has made all supernatural creatures legal citizens, and the boy next door has suddenly become the werewolf next door.

Not everyone likes that.

Now vampires have started attacking werewolves without provocation, and as if her fledgling business and preternatural rights poster girl status isn’t keeping her busy enough, people are looking to Sadie to help keep these events from giving their enemies the ammunition to repeal the law and push them back in the shadows.

But her notoriety comes with an even higher cost. Can she find a way to keep the city’s two biggest paranormal populations from descending into chaos and war, while her very help shoves her into the crossfire?

 

Want the bargain and free Kindle books sent directly to your inbox? Sign up here.

Check out the lineup of Kindles here!

Be Sociable, Share!

Previous post:

Next post: