Bargain and Free Books for 12-22-17

by Ron on December 22, 2017

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Mary Russell’s War – Amazon
by Laurie R. King
Rating: 4.6
Genre: Mystery
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“The most sustained feat of imagination in mystery fiction today.” -Lee Child

NY Times Bestselling and Multi Award-Winning Author

Laurie R. King illuminates the hidden corners of her beloved Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series in this dynamic short story collection.

In nine previously published short stories and one brand-new, never-before-seen Sherlock Holmes mystery—available together for the first time—Laurie R. King blends her long-running brand of crime fiction with historical treats and narrative sleight of hand. At the heart of the collection is a prequel novella that begins with England’s declaration of war in 1914. As told in Mary Russell’s teenage diaries, the whip-smart girl investigates familial mysteries, tracks German spies through San Francisco, and generally delights with her extraordinary mind—until an unimaginable tragedy strikes.

Here too is the case of a professor killed by a swarm of bees; Mrs. Hudson’s investigation of a string of disappearing household items—and a lifelong secret; a revealing anecdote about a character integral to The God of the Hive; the story of Mary’s beloved Uncle Jake and a monumental hand of cards; and a series of postcards in which Mary searches for her missing husband, Sherlock Holmes.

Last but not least, fans will be especially thrilled by Mary’s account of her decision, at age ninety-two, to publish her memoirs—and how she concluded that Ms. King should be the one to introduce her voice to the world.


Unhinge – Amazon
by Calia Read
Rating: 4.3
Genre: Romantic Suspense
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“Calia Read has a way of making me feel as if I’m living inside her books. Unhinge is a haunting story that gripped me instantly and left me immersed in the world of Fairfax. I love it when books make such a lasting impression.” —Willow Aster, USA Today bestselling author

In Calia Read’s electrifying and steamy novel of psychological suspense, a handsome stranger shatters a beautiful young woman’s picture-perfect vision of her past.

Hold your breath and count to ten. Soon it will be over before it ever began.

No matter how many times Victoria Donovan repeats that phrase to herself, she’s still trapped behind the walls of a mental institution. Once upon a time, her life was like a fantasy: Wes, the handsome fiancé, followed by a storybook wedding and a white picket fence. But then a picture-perfect marriage twisted into something sinister. And as Victoria’s world warped from dream to nightmare, her husband’s obsessions pushed her beyond the breaking point.

At first Fairfax Mental Health Institute seems like a safe place for Victoria to heal with her baby, Evelyn, and to hide from Wes, presumed dead by everyone except Victoria. Her husband is still alive, she has no doubt: He slips into her room at night to torment and tempt her. One smoldering kiss and she’s powerless. Of course, no one believes her about these visits. When she meets a sexy, mysterious stranger intent on helping her recall her past, Victoria isn’t sure she can trust him. But deep in her heart, she also knows that the only way out of Fairfax is to remember the way she came in.


All I Want for Christmas – Amazon
by Jenny Hale
Rating: 4.3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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“Jenny Hale has done it again. A marvelous holiday romance.” -Goodreads Reviewer

USA Today and Top 50 Amazon Bestselling Author

All I Want for Christmas is a big, cozy Christmas story about the importance of family, the strength of childhood friendships, and learning to trust your heart.

Christmas comes once a year . . . But true love comes once in a lifetime.

Snowflakes are falling, there’s carol singing on every corner, and Leah Evans is preparing for a family Christmas at her grandmother’s majestic plantation house in Virginia. It won’t be the same now that her beloved Nan is gone, but when Leah discovers she has inherited the mansion, she knows she can give her daughter Sadie the childhood of her dreams.

But there’s a catch. Leah must split the house with a man called David Forester. Leah hasn’t heard that name in a long time. Not since they were kids, when Davey was always there to catch her.

Now David is all grown up. He’s gorgeous, successful, and certain of one thing: Leah should sell him her half of the house.

They can’t agree, but as they share memories over wine by the log fire, Leah notices a fluttering in her stomach. And by the look in his eyes, he’s starting to feel it too.

Will it be Leah or David who must give up their dreams? Or, with a little bit of Christmas magic, will they finally understand Nan’s advice to them both about living life without regrets … and take a chance on true love?

Fans of Carole Matthews, Susan Wiggs and Susan Mallery – and anyone who likes the glow of Christmas lights and the rustle of wrapping paper – will fall in love with this feel-good Christmas treat.


The Panama Affair – Amazon
by Jeffrey Miller
Rating: 4.6
Genre: Action and Adventure
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“…a sweeping story of conflict both personal and political. The characters as numerous and detailed while the intrigue and events come thick and fast. A lot happens quickly so be prepared for a thrilling adventure.” -Steve J.

Award-Winning Author

In 1970’s Panama, Buck Smith, a CIA analyst, must face off with Manuel Noriega and prevent his rise to power.

Things become complicated for Smith, when three American service members smuggling drugs back to the States, cross paths with one of Noriega’s associates in Panama City and the lives of these individuals become intertwined in drugs, deception, and death.

All four will be forced to face their demons, but doing so only leads to more strife. Friends will become enemies. Old hurts will resurface. The death toll will rise. No one will emerge unscathed.


Peaceful Slumber – Amazon
by Nikki Lynn Barrett
Rating: 4.8
Genre: Paranormal/Romance
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“There were twists that I did not see coming which is one of the reasons I love Nikki as an author. She has the ability to draw her readers in by creating realistic characters and simple yet complex storylines.” -Angi D.

USA Today Bestselling Author


I was somewhat normal once. Until I died. It was only for a few minutes, but ever since then, I can see ghosts. The first time I see her is in the cemetery, wearing a blood stained wedding dress. No one else knows she exists. I have no idea how to help her or why I chose to, but she’s here now. The one person who makes me feel alive for the first time in ages is a spirit trapped in her own version of hell with no recollection of her life or death.


It sounds like the start of a horror novel or something. I’m the amnesiac ghost bride who wakes up with no memory of my life or death. Only one person can see me. With no clues as to who I am or how I wound up in this predicament, Scott is my only chance of helping to unlock my memories. It’s not easy. He’s sarcastic and jaded. But he’s the only link I have to the living world.


Legacy of Hunger – Amazon
by Christy Nicholas
Rating: 4.3
Genre: Historical Fiction
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“Fascinating, no other words needed.” -Julius Z.

Amazon Bestselling and Award-Winning Author

Ireland is no promised land in 1846. It is wracked by a crippling potato blight, and people are dying. But Valentia McDowell doesn’t know that.

From her father’s prosperous farm in Ohio, young Valentia is haunted by tales of an abandoned family and a lost heirloom. She travels to her grandmother’s homeland with her brother, Conor, and two servants, to find both. Her delight in the exciting journey on one of the first steam ships to cross the Atlantic is shattered by a horrible tragedy.

What she encounters upon her arrival in Ireland is both more and less than she had hoped. Valentia finds both enemies and allies, amid horrors and delights, and a small bit of magic. She finds a richer heritage than she had ever imagined, but it comes with a price.

When she finally reaches her goal, a terrible price is demanded. She must pay or forfeit, and both decisions have strong consequences for her and her friends.


Witch Way To The Bakery – Amazon
by Zoe Arden
Rating: 4.8
Genre: Mystery
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“The fun antics and romantic moments contained in this story were a joy to read.” -Embam

The Goblin Ball is approaching fast in Heavenly Haven… but so is murder.

Ava Fortune has never catered a ball like this before. The goblins want cakes with extracts she’s never heard of.

But when murder strikes, it stops her plans cold. This new murder attracts all the wrong people.Including a human detective who wants answers.

Ava needs to find the killer before he can strike again. The problem is, she thinks the killer is someone close to her.

Ava must be careful this time, or someone she loves could get hurt. But the goblins are just as demanding as this new detective.He knows something strange is going on in Sweetland Cove.

He just can’t place his finger on what it is… yet.

When an unexpected confession comes her way, Ava must make a choice. But it’s a choice she doesn’t know if she can make.

Can Ava solve this latest string of murders before everything comes crashing down…? Or will she leave Heavenly Haven behind her for good this time?

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The Compound – Amazon
by Ben Follows
Rating: 4.5
Genre: Thriller and Suspense
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Jake Lavelle is an agent of the Compound, a shadowy organization that helps hunted criminals dissapear into thin air.

But what happens when one of those criminals starts making waves in the national media?
As a cleaner, it’s Jake’s job to investigate the situation and, if necessary, make the criminal disappear for good.

In the small town of Crescent Point, Jake will come face to face with an enemy unlike any he’s ever faced before, and with the sins he’s tried to ignore.

He will discover that sometimes when you dig too deep into the darkness, you find something dragging you further down, and the only escape from the darkness is a desperate scramble toward the light.

Find out Jake’s fate! Get your copy of The Compound now!


Gatekeeper I: The Finding – Amazon
by R. A. Nelson
Rating: 5.0
Genre: Young Adult
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One American student. One semester in England. One unexpected mystery…

Studying abroad at Oxford University for a term should be adventure enough in itself, right? That’s what Anna Merritt thinks – and, at first, everything seems to be living up to her safe and reasonable expectations. She has an eccentric tutor, lots of opportunities for soul-searching, and two new friends with whom to enjoy the ride.

But then, her tutor tells her that one of her friends is in danger – and disappears. Suddenly, Anna finds herself launched into an international mystery, including a post-term European tour, an enigmatic bowler-hatted stranger, and an adventure far and away beyond her plans…


Break the Bastion – Amazon
by Christopher Rankin
Rating: 3.9
Genre: Science Fiction
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Morgan Battle grows up in the shadow of the Bastion, the barrier between what remains of civilization and the void.

A wall of titanium climbing over four-thousand feet tall, the Bastion is the world’s grandest structure and all that’s left to protect America’s East Coast from the ocean, which has become humanity’s most dreaded monster. Global climate change and fracking have reshaped the Earth’s landscape and raised the Atlantic over a thousand feet. The Bastion has held steady against the abyss for over seventy years.

Morgan lives in the slums at the base of the colossal structure and he’s been chosen by its mysterious architect for a secret experiment, known as Strix. He meets the two other fourteen-year-old subjects, beautiful but brooding Callista and Lucas, a bullied boy afflicted with a puzzling and incurable illness. The experiment brings their lives together in extraordinary ways as they race to solve a frightening mystery and stop something sinister on the horizon.

Christopher Rankin’s fourth novel is a story of love, loss and revenge in a world facing its end.


My Fierce Highlander – Amazon
by Vonda Sinclair
Rating: 4.4
Genre: Historical Romance
Price: $0.00 Save $2.99
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USA Today, Top 100 Amazon, Top 50 Barnes and Noble Bestselling and Award-Winning Author

Gwyneth Carswell, an English lady banished by her father to the harsh Scottish Highlands, wants nothing more than to take her young son away from the violence of two fighting clans–her own distant kin, the MacIrwins, and their enemies, the MacGraths. She risks everything to rescue the fierce MacGrath warrior from the battlefield where he’s left for dead by her clan. She only knows she is inexplicably drawn to him and he wants peace as she does. When her clan learns of her betrayal, they seek vengeance. Dare she trust the enemy more than her own family?

Laird Alasdair MacGrath is driven to end two-hundred years of feuding with the MacIrwins. But by taking in and protecting Lady Gwyneth and her son, he provokes more attacks from his mortal enemy. As the danger and conflict surrounding them escalate, Alasdair and Gwyneth discover an explosive passion neither of them expected. With the arrival of a powerful man from her past, a horrible decision confronts her–give up her son or the man she loves.

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