Bargain and Free Books for 1-09-17

by Ron on January 9, 2017

Indulge in a good book or two by downloading this assortment of 8 bargain books and 5 free books.

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Bargain Books

The Marquess – Amazon
by Patricia Rice
Rating: 4.1
Genre: Historical Romance
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The Marquess – Nook
The Marquess – Google Play

“This was a wonderful, fast paced and intelligent read.” -Jo Ellen

NY Times, USA Today Bestselling and Award-Winning Author

Scarred in a duel over a feckless female, Gavin Lawrence leaves America to take up his new duty as Marquess of Effingham, vowing to never again care for another woman.

But lurking in the Marquess’s crumbling manor is a young woman in terrible danger.

The self-sufficient daughter of a soldier, Dillian Whitnell hides her injured cousin in the secret passages of Arinmede Manor following an attempt on their lives.

Trapped by the Marquess’s unexpected arrival, Dillian tries to convince Gavin she’s a ghost while planning their escape.

As their hide-and-seek game leads to increasingly close encounters, Gavin’s irritation turns to intrigue, and intrigue into forbidden passion while the real villain stalks them both.


Eight – Amazon
by WW Mortensen
Rating: 4.5
Genre: Horror
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Eight – Nook
Eight – iBooks
Eight – Kobo

“WW Mortensen’s writing is only exceeded by his imagination. The creative situations his characters face is, to say the least, adrenaline producing.” -Maggie C.


Deep in the Amazon, the solution to the global energy crisis has been found; a mysterious source of power set to end our dependency on oil.

When she receives stunning photographs related to the discovery – courtesy of expedition leader and former partner, Ed Reardon – entomologist Rebecca Riley finds herself on the next flight to Brazil, heading down to join the team of scientists assembling there. She hasn’t seen Ed for more than a year, and their relationship hadn’t ended well.

But his revelation is impossible to ignore.

What she and Ed uncover is beyond imagination: strange statues in the jungle… a ruined city built by the refugees of a lost Pacific continent… and a terrifying new species of animal.

Forced to confront a crippling childhood phobia she’d thought long dead and buried, Rebecca realizes this new species is no ordinary enemy.

It is an ancient enemy, one whose very existence has implications for all of humankind… and the planet itself.


Developing Minds: An American Ghost Story – Amazon
by Jonathan LaPoma
Rating: 3.8
Genre: Literary Fiction
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“Raw and edgy. . . An entertaining and authentic look at the troubled American education system. . .” -Kirkus

#1 Amazon Bestseller and Multi Award-Winner

DEVELOPING MINDS: AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY follows a group of recent college graduates who struggle with feelings of alienation and their addictions as they try to survive a year of teaching at two dysfunctional Miami public schools.

A poetic and insightful coming-of-age novel, DEVELOPING MINDS is centered on 24-year-old Luke Entelechy, an aspiring writer who sees his creative output suffer when he begins teaching at one of Miami’s most challenging middle schools. As the year progresses, however, Luke begins to relate to the neglect and abuse his students suffer, and is faced with a haunting decision: continue to let his dark past destroy him, or rise above the struggle to realize his potential as an artist and a real human being.

Equal parts disturbing and humorous, DEVELOPING MINDS offers a brutally honest look at the American public school system and the extreme measures many teachers take to cope with working in it.


A Feast of Carrion – Amazon
by Keith McCarthy
Rating: 4.4
Genre: Thriller and Suspense
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“Lays on the grisly detail with a practicing doctor’s detached eye.” -Publishers Weekly

The museum of Anatomy and Pathology in St Benjamin’s Medical School is the greatest of its kind.

Any death occurring within its walls would have created ripples within the academic world, but the death of Nikki Exner is far from being ordinary.

Raped, and then grotesquely executed, her theatrical murder horrifies everyone.

John Eisenmenger, a former forensic pathologist, finds himself dragged unwillingly into the Exner case, despite his desire to forget the haunting past of his professional life.

He suffers awful flashbacks and his partner Marie feels the strain as the investigation takes him further away from her.

Full of rage she threatens him in a manner he initially thinks is bizarre, until she explodes when he least expects it…

The police have fingered a suspect for the murder but Eisenmenger thinks they are wrong.

The results of his second autopsy just don’t add up to the findings of the first.

Teaming up with solicitor Helena Flemming — who has her own personal reasons for wanting to prove the police wrong — Eisenmenger sets out to discover what really did happen to Nikki Exner.

His suspicions are confirmed as evidence slowly comes to light, but Police officer Beverly Wharton is hell bent on ensuring her initial assessment of the crime is not questioned.

Despite Wharton’s panic, both Eisenmenger and Flemming persevere to uncover the truth, as disturbing as that truth might be.

They find there is much more at stake than uncovering the identity of a murderer.

There are scores to be settled, demons to be exorcised and, not least, vengeance to be had.


Love on a Plate – Amazon
by Susan Willis
Rating: 4.0
Genre: Romance
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“Susan Willis has come up with the perfect recipe for a feel-good read…” -Robert Foster, bestselling author

Does everyone have to fight for Love? Or can you sometimes find ‘Love on a Plate?’ Seven very different people are about to find out.

Gathered together for a weekly supermarket tasting panel, they are all at very different places in their lives.

Sarah has worked in London for nine years but after her partner ran off with an Italian model she returned to her home town to get over a failed relationship.

Mark is local photographer, newly-widowed and struggling with getting back into the dating game.

Sally is a high-powered lawyer but after a divorce is looking for a new man in her life.

Jason has been concealing his sexuality from his wife Stacey.

And Aarshiya is just eighteen – but already being forced into an arranged man with an older man she cares nothing for.

Forced together on the tasting panel, the group form some unlikely friendships…and some complex romances. It quickly turns out that some things are more important than whether the supermarket has ordered the right Christmas puddings? Or are they?

‘Love on a Plate’ is a warm and witty story of relationships, marriage, infidelity….and cupcakes.


Nineteen Weeks – Amazon
by Norman Moss
Rating: 4.4
Genre: Non-Fiction
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“Vivid…a gripping account of the historic opening months of World War Two.” – Washington Post

‘Nineteen Weeks’ is Norman Moss’s riveting account of the events in 1940 that changed Britain and America forever.

The weeks between May and September 1940 saw Hitler’s stunning conquest of France, Britain’s struggle against the threat of invasion and conquest, and a passionate debate in the United States over the proper response to these events.

Two battles raged in that summer, both vital to Britain’s survival: the battle for Europe and then for mastery of the skies over Britain, and in America the battle for public and political opinion, between those who thought that America had a stake in the defeat of Hitler and the isolationists.

Author Moss moves swiftly between the battlefields of Europe and the halls of Congress, between struggle in the air and in American political convention halls. He gives us a fresh view of “our finest hour.”

When President Roosevelt and the movements of events turned the tide of popular opinion in America from isolationism towards help for Britain, the balance of world power was altered forever.

As Moss shows, the “special relationship” between Britain and America began in that brief, crucial period, setting the tenor of future American foreign policy. His lucid history offers a fascinating window on current world events.


Neighborhood Watch – Amazon
by Joseph Turkot
Rating: 4.4
Genre: Mystery
Price: $0.99 Save $6.00
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Neighborhood Watch – Nook
Neighborhood Watch – iBooks
Neighborhood Watch – Google Play
Neighborhood Watch – Kobo

“This was a very detailed book, had to say it drug me in and I could not quit reading. Loved it!” -Leah L.

Amazon Bestselling Author

When young Brandon Grey disappears, no one thinks he’ll be missing for long.

When another boy vanishes, parents begin to worry about their children. When bodies turn up in the local river, cut to pieces, stuffed inside industrial-strength black trash bags, the town begins to shut down.

It’s Fall, 1995. Holson is a sleepy, middle-class suburb, whose most interesting news amounts to farmer’s markets and Friday night football games.

The day that Brandon Grey is last seen walking home from school by teachers, two young boys are starting a street hockey game. A man stops at the end of their block, takes a picture of them, and drives off. All they catch is the model and color of the car he’s driving.

Jake and Colin, fueled by their ambition to form a detective club, decide to go searching for the car that haunts them. They soon take it upon themselves to find Brandon Grey. As tensions in town rise, and so does the body count, they find themselves deep in a mystery they never bargained for, closer to the serial killer than they ever should have gone.


Genteel Secrets – Amazon
by S.R. Mallery
Rating: 4.8
Genre: Historical Romance
Price: $0.99 Save $2.00
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Genteel Secrets – Kobo

“It is a treat to read about real people and actual events and feel like you were there behind the scenes. Sarah has done it again.” -Amy M.

#1 Amazon Bestselling and Award-Winning Author

What do a well-bred Southern Belle and a Northern working class Pinkerton detective have in common? Espionage . . . and romance.

At the start of the U.S. Civil War, while young men begin dying on American battlefields and slavery is headed toward its end, behind the scenes, female undercover work and Pinkerton intelligence are alive and well. But in the end, can this unlikely Romeo and Juliet couple’s love survive, or will they be just another casualty of war?

Free Books

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Forbidden Heat – Amazon
by J.L. White
Rating: 4.5
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Top 50 Amazon Bestselling Author

They call us the Firework Girls.

I’m Isabella. My comfort zone consists of a bank of test tubes and a Bunsen burner. But having to take a philosophy class to graduate from college—well, that’s causing a different kind of burn altogether. I mean, the hottest professor at Hartman is looking right at me.

Can you blame me for looking back?

Sexy or not, Shane Brooks follows the rules. All of them. As my professor, he won’t put one toe over the line. Me? Good girl or not, I’m tired of resisting the way I feel about him.

If I want to do more than drool over this guy from the back of class, it’ll be up to me to make something happen.


Double Pass – Amazon
by David Chill
Rating: 4.8
Genre: Mystery
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Top 100 Amazon Bestselling Author

A fortune has been stolen, but Detective Burnside uncovers far more, including a tangled web of long-held secrets. And a seemingly straightforward case of embezzlement suddenly evolves into brutal murder. From seething rivalries to old resentments to sordid affairs, many suspects have a shady past to hide — and a desperate reason to kill. And through it all, a sordid betrayal from Burnside’s past continues to haunt him, waiting for an opportune moment to materialize.

Double Pass is a taut, Southern California noir thriller, set against a late summer backdrop that is both sizzling hot and eerily quiet. The story leads readers down a trail of theft, murder and deceit, with sharply honed banter and strikingly original characters. It is a tightly written story that is loaded with suspense!


Serial Date – Amazon
by D.V. Berkom
Rating: 4.1
Genre: Thriller and Suspense
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Serial Date – Nook
Serial Date – iBooks
Serial Date – Kobo

USA Today Bestselling Author

When a former assassin’s daughter is abducted, she’s drawn into the twisted game of a serial killer who may be a grisly remnant from her past.

What happens when a reality show turns deadly?

Determined to leave her old life behind, retired assassin Leine Basso accepts a job working security at one of television’s most popular reality shows, Serial Date. When a contestant is found dead in the prop closet, it appears the killer is one of the ‘bachelors’ on the show- an ex-con billed as a serial killer- but the detective in charge of the case isn’t so sure.

When Leine’s estranged daughter is abducted by a man claiming to be the real killer, she’s forced to rely on old skills to find her. She soon realizes the murderer may be a grisly remnant from her past and she’ll need to use all of her cunning to stop him…

…and rescue her daughter.


Dragon Trials – Amazon
by Ava Richardson
Rating: 4.2
Genre: Fantasy
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Sebastian Smith has long been ashamed of his drunken father and poor upbringing, but then he’s chosen to train as a Dragon Rider at the prestigious academy. Thrust into a world where he doesn’t fit in, Seb finds a connection with his dragon that is even more powerful than he imagined. Soon, he’s doing all he can to succeed and not embarrass his new partner, Thea.

High-born Agathea Flamma intends to bring honor to her family by following in her brothers’ footsteps and taking her rightful place as a Dragon Rider. With her only other option being marriage, Thea will not accept failure. She’s not thrilled at her awkward, scruffy partner, Seb, but their dragon has chosen, and now the unlikely duo must learn to work as a team.

When Seb hears rumors that an old danger is reemerging, he and Thea begin to investigate. Armed only with their determination and the dragon they both ride, Thea and Seb may be the only defense against the Darkening that threatens to sweep the land. Together, they will have to learn to work together to save their kingdom…or watch it fall.


This Love – Amazon
by Anna Bloom
Rating: 4.5
Genre: Romance
Price: $0.00 Save $3.99
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Amber’s always planned to leave her overbearing mother and their stifling small town behind as soon as she graduates. That is until her car breaks down outside Bale and Son’s mechanics and she meets Freddy Bale. A boy who’d rather live in the moment than make a five-year-plan.

Ignoring her friends’ warnings, Amber puts all dreams for her perfect future on hold, and dives into the romance heart first. On their last day of school, however, Freddy decides to call off their relationship, and Amber does the only thing she can think of: Run away and never look back. Just like she’d always planned.

Ten years pass before Amber sets foot in town again, only returning to look after her ailing mother. While Freddy wants to make amends, Amber is confronted with her own wrong choices from ten years ago. Choices that could change the lives of everyone she’s ever loved.

When first love is given a second chance and the secrets of the past come hurtling into the present, will Amber and Freddy be able to lay their mistakes to rest and make this love the strongest one of all?

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