Bargain and Free Books for 1-11-17

by Ron on January 11, 2017

Here’s an assortment of 9 bargain books and 5 free books for you to download and enjoy!

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Bargain Books

Never Smile at Strangers – Amazon
by Jennifer Jaynes
Rating: 4.2
Genre: Thriller and Suspense
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“… a captivating look into a severely ill mind.” -Sarah

USA Today and #1 Amazon Bestselling Author

When nineteen-year-old Tiffany Perron vanishes without a trace, the residents of rural Grand Trespass, Louisiana, launch a desperate search to find her. But few clues are unearthed, and before long another young woman disappears.

As locals continue to vanish, residents begin to discover that they might not know those closest to them as well as they had thought. Lies and insecurities quickly surface, leading everyone to question one another…and their involvement in the disappearances.

Meanwhile, an unstable, twisted killer is hiding quietly in their midst. Ever since his mother’s murder four years earlier, he’s been forced to raise his disturbed teenage sister. He’s terrified of her—and of women in general—and his world revolves around his fear of and obsession over them.


The Tar-aiym Krang – Amazon
by Alan Dean Foster
Rating: 4.6
Genre: Science Fiction
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The Tar-aiym Krang – Nook
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“Enter an incredibly detailed world…” -T. Snyder

New York Times Bestselling and Award-Winning Author

Moth was a beautiful planet, the only one with wings — two great golden clouds suspended in space around it.

Here was a wide-open world for any venture a man might scheme. The planet attracted unwary travelers, hardened space-sailors, and merchant buccaneers — a teeming, constantly shifting horde that provided a comfortable income for certain quick-witted fellows like Flinx and his pet flying snake Pip. With his odd talents, the pickings were easy enough so that Flinx did not have to be dishonest … most of the time.

In fact, it hardly seemed dishonest at all to steal a starmap from a dead body that didn’t really need it anymore. But Flinx wasn’t quite smart enough. He should have wondered why the body was dead in the first place…


You Are My Sunshine – Amazon
by Roberta Kagan
Rating: 4.3
Genre: Historical Fiction
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“Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow. That is all I can say about this book.” -Tina G.

#1 Amazon Bestselling and Award-Winning Author

When Helga Haswell becomes pregnant by a married SS officer who abandons her, she finds herself alone and desperate. She is afraid to tell her parents that she is pregnant out of wedlock, so her doctor suggests that Helga check into Heinrich Himmler’s home for the Lebensborn. This is a program, he explains, that has been instituted by the Nazi’s to create perfect Aryan babies. Since Helga is of pure German blood and the child’s father is an SS officer, she will be accepted, the doctor explains. Her child will have a good life because adoption is available only to the finest of Hitler’s Elite. Not only this, the doctor says but during her pregnancy, Helga will have the finest food and medical care available. And, instead of a life of shame, she will be honored for her efforts in producing a perfect Aryan child for the new world that Hitler is in the process of creating. Then after the baby is born, the Lebensborn will take the child and assume all future responsibilities releasing Helga to live her life without the burden of a fatherless offspring. In her desperation, all of this sounded perfect to Helga, that was of course before she felt life stir within her womb. However, by the time this occurred it was already too late. She had already moved into Steinhoring, home for the Lebensorn, and there was no possibility of turning back. The papers were signed. She could not escape. Hitler owned her unborn child.

On a cold day in January Helga’s little girl came into the world. But instead of being sheltered by her mother’s arms, she was torn away by the nurses at the home for the Lebensborn and thrust into a treacherous world where the very people sworn to protect her were not what they seemed. The little girl was growing, and she was amongst some of the cruelest people on earth and subjected daily to the ideology of the Third Reich. But when Hitler became convinced that he was indestructible and, went to war on two fronts dividing his army, Germany began to fall. The Nazi’s became fearful as America entered the war joining Churchill against them in the west, while Stalin a formidable enemy with the brutal Russian winters on his side, ripped them apart in the east. And so, the tables turned on the Third Reich. The cruel Nazi’s, who believed they could not be defeated were about to swallow their pride and surrender at the feet of the Allies. The superior race would prove to be inferior after all. Hitler’s elite would run for cover, some would commit suicide; some would be tried in Nuremberg for crimes against humanity, while others would escape with their tails tucked between their legs and head for South America or other friendly ports. But God had other plans for Helga’s tiny innocent child, who had been born on that January morning. The child’s life was about to change in a very strange but significant way. Instead of becoming whom and what the Nazi’s had hoped to create, this child would be befriended and nurtured by the most unexpected people.


This Is True Love – Amazon
by Jamie Wesley
Rating: 4.8
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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“Great character development and excellent skill with drawing out the drama without going over the top.” -Kellee

Award-Winning Author

EXCLUSIVE! Which movie star is moving on with her ex’s BFF?

Hollywood A-lister Felicity Chambers has managed to walk away with her cheating husband’s share of their production company in their highly publicized divorce, sources close to the situation tell us. Even more scandalous? Their business partner, Alex Graham, knew nothing about it until the papers were signed, sealed, and delivered. After coming oh-so-close to acquiring the shares he was promised, Alex is not happy about the change in plans.

Although she denies it to anyone who’ll listen, those in the know say that lately Fliss has been noticing more than Alex’s business acumen. Like his broad shoulders and sexy smile and…you get the picture.

The truly shocking part? The feeling may be mutual. Very mutual.

Not that Alex intends to admit it. Ever. Even if it kills him. He’s set on convincing Fliss to sell her stake to him and then staying far, far away from the alluring star. A solid plan…except our sources tell us he needs her help in securing a business deal. So who’s going to come out on top in this battle of business smarts and hearts? We don’t know, but we can’t wait to find out!


Eun Na and the Phantom – Amazon
by Erica Laurie
Rating: 4.6
Genre: Fantasy
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“Amazing story full of heart and spirit and sprinkled with magic!” -Troja70

Eun Na is working hard to help her father pay off a debt to a merciless lord when she meets two very different men by chance. One is a well-meaning noble who doesn’t believe in magic. The other: a mysterious stranger who is forced to take the ethereal form of a ghost each night.

As they interact, their fates intertwine in this romantic tale about a girl and the phantom who loves her.

Inspired by a folktale, this magical story is set in a fictional world based on historic Korea.


The Last Four Digits – Amazon
by Julie Leo
Rating: 4.7
Genre: Mystery
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“5 stars! …a quirky and clever take on the crime noir genre…This klutzy and gutsy noir heroine is a joy to follow…highly recommended.” -Readers Favorite

Award-Winning Author

Lola Vega is a young attorney-turned-private eye. All she has left of the legal life is hanging in her closet, and that’s the way she likes it. But now it’s time to pay the rent or move back in with Mama, and she only has twelve dollars to her name…in bitcoin. Just in time, she’s hired to investigate movie star Jack Stone’s apparent suicide for signs of murder. Jack was a man’s man and a lady’s man; everybody loved him, even his ex-wives.

When the ex who hired Lola turns up dead, her pal/nemesis gets involved, daring LAPD homicide cop Michael Escobar. And he’s after Lola in more ways than one. But while the map of Jack’s private world takes Lola through more twists than the Hollywood Hills, it also leads to professional killers, and brings both danger and Michael closer than ever.


Army Life: A Private’s Reminiscences of the Civil War – Amazon
by Theodore Gerrish
Rating: 4.8
Genre: Memoirs and Biographies
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“…a truthful representation of the marches, skirmishes, battles, associations, and camp-life of the private soldier.” -T G Buckspob

“Preparations for departure were rapidly made, and soon the plank was pulled in, the lines were cast off, the great engine began to throb with a fiery life, and we glided down the harbor, — I knew not where.”

Rev. Theodore Gerrish tells the story of American Civil War from the perspective of a private soldier in the 20th Maine Regiment.

The events and circumstances of the Civil War are told from the voice of the ranks.

The reminiscence begins with the private’s journey from Portland to Antietam, aboard the Merrimac.

Leaving home was hard. But Gerrish knew well enough that there was a need for his departure. Emotions pushed aside, he began his first voyage on the ocean.

A young man with a boyish vision. The journey was a new experience.

The private recalls his first few nights on the steamer and all the expected mishaps one expects on such a voyage.

Not before long, the private was placed in a brigade.

With every day that passed, the situation grew more serious and alarming, changing daily. Gerrish’s memories recount the fear and dread the soldiers faced.

Details of the Battle of Antietam, the thoughts and emotions the men felt during the battle and a vivid description of the franticness that surrounded the care of the wounded provides the reader with a sense of what these men encountered.

The sufferings, experiences, noble exploits, endurance, patriotism and heroism of those who fought during this war, are told in great detail.

Every moment on the fields of battle were moments of fear.

Sitting with the dying was the saddest part of the battle.

Collecting the trinkets for loved ones at home and the final good-byes had the effect of maturing these young soldiers, instantly.

As the story unfolds through the eyes of a private soldier, Gerrish recounts the incredible journey that began in Portland, through Fredericksburgh, Gettysburg, the Battle of Spottsylvania all the way through to the surrender and the return journey home.


Saving Grace – Amazon
by Mignon Mykel
Rating: 4.3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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“5 Beautiful Stars.” -Kara

He calms me.

An unexpected long-distance friendship showed Gracelyn Dewey the ease of some relationships. Very few people could get past her walls and even then, fewer had the ability to see through her anxieties.

With him, she finds more—but circumstances wouldn’t allow them to keep it. Instead, they find an easy friendship with one another.

Until it wasn’t easy any more.

She grounds me.

In his line of work, Sawyer Meadows sees some gut wrenching things. He sees broken people, wounded people, fearful people. He loves his job, yet is losing a piece of himself in the mix.

But there was always her. Drawn to her quiet smile, he has always known she was meant to be something special to him.

A fact that became painfully evident when she found someone else to hold her.

Somewhere along the way, we lost it.

They are given one weekend together to fix their friendship.

The days can’t go off without any hitches though. When her recent past and his career collide, they’ll have to decide—is the distance enough to keep them apart? Or are they through letting everything else dictate their happiness?

She may be my saving grace, but I plan on saving her..


Redeeming River Rancher – Amazon
by Cindy M. Amos
Rating: 4.7
Genre: Christian Fiction
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“Reading this book was like looking at a written painting as the author created a mental image of her scenes, both in the beauty of the setting and in the emotions of the characters.” -Francine

Where only the bond of love can make redemption possible.

Lacey Woodhouse arrives at River Ranch to deliver the bank’s notice of default for unmade mortgage payments but plunges into a horse trough and meets the struggling owner, rancher Wray Benson, up close and personal. When a bouquet of field daisies finds its way to her car windshield weeks later, she decides to throw caution—and conflict of interest—to the wind. Time in the country charms Lacey and she learns of Wray’s support of an ailing niece which softens her heart. Soon deconstruction of his perimeter fence during the foreclosure countdown hints of trouble within her REO unit at the bank. An investigation launches with Lacey at the helm, but she has problems navigating the sole condition mandated by the bank president—she can’t see Wray until the foreclosure process concludes. Committed to staying the course, she pins the guilty conspirators and offers a secret deal on the foreclosure in the nick of time.

But will Lacey be able to reach out to downtrodden Wray and reconnect heart-to-heart?

A troubled river runs through the flower-strewn meadow of their relationship, one that the redemptive river of love must overcome.

Free Books

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Pieces of Granite – Amazon
by Brenda S. Anderson
Rating: 4.7
Genre: Christian Fiction
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A distressing diagnosis…A retreating husband…A prodigal brother…

Debbie Verhoeven is not your typical woman:

She sacrificed a counseling career to be a full-time mother .

She’d rather pound a nail than round steak.

Oprah? No way! Give her ESPN any day.

Nothing could be more stressful than scrapbooking.

Nothing, except a distressing diagnosis,a husband who is pulling away,and two older brothers who refuse to get along.

When the counselor is caught in the middle, when she needs to be strong for those around her, who is left to be strong for her?


Final Target – Amazon
by Zara Keane
Rating: 4.6
Genre: Romantic Suspense
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USA Today Bestselling Author

An explosive new romantic suspense series set in the Dublin criminal underworld. His last hit turns out to be his first love…

As a final job for his mob boss uncle, Lar Delaney agrees to eliminate one last target. Through the crosshairs of his sniper rifle, he realizes that his target is a former girlfriend—a woman who supposedly died five years previously.

Moira Collins is an intelligence agent whose cover has been shot to smithereens. When she finds herself on the wrong side of an assassin’s rifle, she’s appalled to recognize the only mark she ever let herself fall in love with.


Tales from the Canyons of the Damned: Omnibus One – Amazon
by Various Authors
Rating: 4.4
Genre: Horror
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Amazon Bestselling and Award-Winning Authors

This Omnibus edition of Tales from the Canyons of the Damned consists of Eighteen Mindbending stand alone short stories – from Nine of todays top speculative fiction writers.

Slipstream Tales like you’ve never read before.


Stateline – Amazon
by Dave Stanton
Rating: 4.2
Genre: Mystery
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Cancel the wedding–the groom is dead.

When a tycoon’s son is murdered the night before his wedding, the enraged and grief-stricken father offers private detective Dan Reno (that’s Reno, as in no problemo), a life-changing bounty to find the killer. Reno, nearly broke, figures he’s finally landed in the right place at the right time. It’s a nice thought, but when a band of crooked cops get involved, Reno finds himself not only earning every penny of his paycheck, but also fighting for his life.

Who committed the murder, and why? Which cops can he trust, if any? Haunted by his murdered father and a violent, hard drinking past, Reno wants no more blood on his hands. But a man’s got to make a living, and backing off is not in his DNA. Traversing the snowy alpine winter in the Sierras and the lonely deserts of Nevada, Reno must revert to his old ways to survive. Because the fat bounty won’t do him much good if he’s dead…


The Dragon’s Temptation – Amazon
by Lily Cahill
Rating: 4.1
Genre: Paranormal
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Felicity Valdez just wants a simple life. She’s turned her back on her family legacy and escaped to a tiny Pennsylvania town. She’s even changed her name to cut all ties between herself and the powerful Valdez family, who rules the magical world. All she wants is to run her shop, a place where she can brew up potions and a damn fine cup of coffee. And maybe flirt with the gorgeous guy who keeps coming in to see her. But there’s more to Damien than meets the eye, and Felicity is soon caught up in intrigue that could shatter her simple life forever.

Damien Dragomir has been on the run for decades. As the last dragon ruler of the magical world, he has sheltered his brothers from the Valdez family, usurpers who murdered his parents and would do the same to him if they could find him. Damien’s drive in life has been the safety of his family, but that was before he met Felicity. He can’t stop thinking about the beautiful witch who makes the killer coffee. Is the fire he feels for Felicity enough to trump his hatred of the Valdez name?

Love is supposed to conquer all, but can it overcome their history?

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