Bargain and Free Books for 12-23-16

by Ron on December 23, 2016

Here’s a set of 9 bargain books and 4 free books for you to check out.

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Bargain Books

Cut to the Quick – Amazon
by Dianne Emley
Rating: 4.4
Genre: Mystery
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“Dianne Emley sets a cracking pace in this crime thriller, a follow-up novel to her blistering debut, The First Cut.” –The Sunday Mail

LA Times Bestselling Author

The crime scene was like something out of a horror movie. Billboard tycoon Oliver Mercer has been brutally slain in his home in the Pasadena hills, joined in death by his long-legged trophy girlfriend–both of their bodies displayed in a chilling tableau. The murder scene reawakens terrible memories for homicide detective Nan Vining, who survived her own harrowing attack a year earlier.

While tracking the taunting gameplayer her daughter Emily dubbed T. B. Mann–The Bad Man–she is now working the Mercer case alongside her ex-flame Jim Kissick, stirring up conflicted feelings in her. From the ritzy estates of L.A.’s Lamborghini-driving set to a rocky desert outpost where rattlesnakes whisper murder, Nan will risk both her badge and her heart on a case that cuts close to the bone.


His Christmas Gift – Amazon
by Sarah Mayberry
Rating: 4.3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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His Christmas Gift – Nook
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“Sarah has this amazing talent of drawing readers into the hearts and emotions of her characters and before you know it, you’re almost as deeply invested in the outcome of the story as they are.” -Jacquie Biggar, bestselling author

NY Times Bestselling and Award-Winning Author

Since tragedy estranged defense attorney Jenna Macintosh from her family, she’s done her best to pretend Christmas doesn’t exist. Not so easy this year when she needs to work with client Lacey Gallagher, who is living on her brother Sawyer’s Christmas tree farm. All those fragrant pines dripping with twinkling lights are bad enough, but when disaster strikes, Jenna is stuck alone in a wooded cabin with Sawyer, the hottest man she’s ever met.

Experience has taught Sawyer Gallagher that smart city women like Jenna don’t want men like him, but when Jenna falls ill, he must abandon his plan to keep his distance and soon he’s trying to work out ways to make her his—and not just for Christmas.


Cloaks – Amazon
by F.A. Fisher
Rating: 4.7
Genre: Fantasy
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“A Treasure!” -Hugo-winner Mary Robinette Kowal

Some doors are better left unopened….

All Bess Nyland wanted to find was a different way out of Mr. Heldrick’s basement.

She didn’t expect the door she opened to lead into another world. She didn’t realize that, within minutes, she’d be running for her life from cloaked, knife-wielding riders. And she never dreamed that, in her struggle to return home, she would receive the most help from a dark and sinister character out of legend.

If she had, she would have taken the stairs….


The Battle of All The Ages – Amazon
by J.D. Davies
Rating: 4.6
Genre: Action and Adventure
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“A splendid addition to nautical adventure, and a grand story, to boot!” -Dewey Lambdin, author


Who do you turn to when there’s no one left to trust…?

Once again Captain Quinton finds himself in the thick of the action, fighting the Dutch in one of the epic encounters of the age of sail.

But the battle is a disaster – the fleet is mysteriously divided, with part of it sent to meet a French threat that never materializes, while thousands are slaughtered by the Dutch.

Could there have been a traitor in his midst?

As popular fury turns violent, the King decides heads must roll, and Quinton is sent to rebellious, pirate-infested Plymouth to root out the source of the false intelligence that cost so many British lives.

It is an unenviable role — especially when all the evidence seems to point towards an old friend and boon companion.

Will this mission prove to be Quinton’s downfall?


Acolyte – Amazon
by Chris Tetreault-Blay
Rating: 4.7
Genre: Horror
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“I find it difficult to believe that this is a debut and feel like I have unearthed treasure!” -Kathleen M.

They raised him to bring forth a New World. Then he returned to take it away.

March 1684

Franklin James is left broken when his daughter, Evelyn, is snatched from their home in the dead of night. Amongst those enlisted to find her is Ewan Childs, Evelyn’s unrequited love. Their search takes them to the darkest reaches of Wildermoor and into the clutches of The Council of Eternal Light, a band of clergymen shunned by their community and new Parliament. Revenge is their desire; an ancient demon raised from the underworld their charge.

March 2002

After the failure to convict Colin Dexler, a man accused of a most brutal and motiveless murder, DI Truman Darke’s career appears to have hit a wall. When Dexler kills again, this time choosing someone closer to Truman’s heart, both of their lives are turned upside down. Dexler believes he is under the command of a hooded phantom known as The Reaper, urging him to kill in order to save his own life. Now the prime suspect in a murder case, Truman must flee in order to find the answers he seeks. Doing so, he unearths more about his past than he ever thought possible, when he comes face-to-face with the evil that has been lurking in the shadows for three hundred years.

March 2012

Think they were wrong that 2012 would be the end of the world? Think again.


A (kinda) Country Christmas – Amazon
by Krista Phillips
Rating: 4.8
Genre: Christian Fiction
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“I fell in love with this delightful novella. The characters were well-developed, the story different enough to be engaging, and the writing had a smooth flow.” -Voracious Reader

Celebrate the holidays with this sweet contemporary inspirational romance novella (with a splash of humor!) about a woman who is surrounded by Christmas and a man who could – eh- do without it.

Sadie Jenkins lives and breathes Christmas every, single day of the year. Owner of Bethlehem’s Boutique in the tourist mountain town of Gatlinburg, TN, she has no room for the bad boys of her past and devotes her whole life to the struggling boutique and her teenage daughter, Maribelle. She’s perfectly happy with her country-living life until he walks into her store.

Nate Myers travels the globe for his job and has the bank account to prove his success. The former “bad” boy is in town for a short visit with his sister and is determined to not get caught up in all the Christmas hype. But then he falls for the beautiful shopkeeper—quite literally.

Will these two (sorta) opposites be able to find a happily-ever-after together?


The Boylan House Trilogy – Amazon
by Ron Ripley
Rating: 4.3
Genre: Paranormal
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“Favorite trilogy ever!!! Make this into a movie. Amazing!!!” -Megan R.

For nearly three and a half centuries, the Boylan House has stood at the end of Meeting House Road. And something in that house has been killing boys for centuries.

The town of Monson is a quaint and quiet New England town. Yet the house is terrifying and has been for as long as anyone can remember. Adults put the thing out of mind and ignore the fears of their children, admonishing them to stay away.

Too many boys have vanished into the swamps behind the house. Bodies never recovered. Nothing ever recovered. The families are left with their memories and the disturbing thought that the Boylan House had something to do with it.

Mason Philips knows better than that. He knows that there’s something in the house. Something evil. Something hunting children from time to time.

And Mason has decided that it’s time for the killing to stop.

The Boylan House Trilogy contains: The Boylan House, Discoveries and The Deadwood Throne


Jekyll Island – Amazon
by Rebecca Patrick-Howard
Rating: 4.9
Genre: Thriller and Suspense
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“I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Started reading it one rainy morning and finished it that same day.” -S. Bledsoe

#1 Amazon Bestselling Author

Jekyll Island is known for its ghosts, as well as its fascinating history, but now the two are about to take Taryn on a wild ride she’ll never forget!

Jekyll Island: celebrated for its beautiful historic hotel, alligators, gorgeous beaches,wild beauty, intriguing history that stretches back nearly 5 centuries, and its spirits…When Taryn’s hired to paint two of the hotel’s historic cottages she’s excited at the chance to spend the summer on one of the Atlantic’s most stunning islands.

There’s a formidable presence, however, that stalks the artist and history buff and grasps her within its ominous shadows. The past has never been more alive. It clings to her, taunts her, and threatens her sanity and very life.

A fire consumed most of the hotel more than 100 years ago. The culprit was hanged for his crime, as well as for the murder of his young wife Rachel. Is it Rachel’s ghost back for vengeance (or help) or is it something more sinister that clings to the island and claws its way into Taryn’s camera and dreams?

One thing is for sure–if she makes it out of THIS place alive, Taryn will never be the same!


Glimmers of Glass – Amazon
by Emma Savant
Rating: 5.0
Genre: Young Adult
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“What a fun book! I enjoyed the plot, found the characters believable (and flawed, which I just love), and the romance heartening.” -Erin

Hidden in the city of Portland, Oregon is a shimmering world of magic—one faerie Olivia Feye doesn’t want to touch with a ten-foot wand. She’d rather study biology, or garden, or floss her teeth, or do literally anything except pay attention to the Glimmering world and her internship at Portland’s premier faerie godparent agency.

But when her supervisor is hospitalized after a flying pumpkin carriage accident, Olivia is thrust into the middle of a case. And this one won’t be easy: Her client is Elle, a barista whose plans don’t include an enchanted prom or Prince Charming.

The reward for a happily-ever-after is enough gold pieces to get Olivia out of the Glimmering world forever. But as she comes face-to-face with the complexities of faerie godmothering, she’s forced to wonder: How much is she willing to sacrifice for her own happy ending?

Free Books

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Dreams for Stones – Amazon
by Ann Warner
Rating: 4.6
Genre: Womens Fiction
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A man holding fast to grief and a woman who lets go of love too easily. It will take all the magic of old diaries and a children’s story to heal these two.

Caught in grief and guilt over his wife’s death, English professor Alan Francini is determined never to feel that much pain again. He avoids new relationships and keeps even his best friend at arms’ length. His major solace is his family’s ranch south of Denver. Children’s book editor Kathy Jamison has learned through a lifetime of separations and a broken engagement that letting go is easier than hanging on. Then she meets Alan, and for once, begins to believe a lasting relationship is possible. But Alan panics and pushes her away into the arms of his best friend. Now the emotions of three people are at stake as they struggle to find a way to transform their broken dreams into a foundation for a more hopeful future.


Apocalyptic Fears III – Amazon
by Various Authors
Rating: 3.9
Genre: Science Fiction
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NY Times, Amazon Bestselling and Award-Winning Authors

When the world falls apart, when civilization collapses, when life as we know it ends, our greatest terrors becomes real. Perhaps it’s nuclear war with its poisonous radiation, hideous plagues or chemical contamination, rogue artificial intelligences controlling killer robots, or zombies that turn our friends and neighbors into inhuman monsters. What can the common man or woman do in the face of apocalyptic fears?

Atomic Underworld by Jack Conner: Washed-up professional gambler Tavlin Metzler is done working with the shadowy criminal network that lurks beneath the city streets, but when a brutal and mysterious set of murders occurs in the very bedroom of his old mob boss, Tavlin gets drawn back into the mix.

Contact Us by Al Macy: On May 22, 2018, every person on Earth sneezes. Hours later, an alien spacecraft appears over New York City and broadcasts a dire message of impending doom. The future of the human race will depend on the whims of a solitary extraterrestrial who appears in the form of Walter Cronkite

Soul Stealer by Joseph J. Bailey: Heaven has fallen. The legions of Chaos have overrun the world. Uërth is in ruins. With the Heavenly Host’s fall, Angel Swords rain from the heavens. Only the most honorable and purest of heart are able to take up the Angel Swords and wield them against the throngs of Chaos.

Into the Dark by Brian Spangler: Emily wakes to find that her world has plummeted into darkness–the clouds have spilled out of the sky and taken the sun.And there is more to the mist than just the dangers of being blind–the fog is poison, killing everything in its path.

Nano Z by Brad Knight: Fired from his job of twenty-two years, Mack is contemplating his bleak prospects when he unwittingly helps Amber, a fourteen-year-old girl with a dark, troubled past. Mack tries his best to protect her as they travel through lawless lands with roaming undead.

Outzone Raider by Mike Sheridan: 2041. The Great Global War is over. What’s left of America is in chaos. Beautiful but cynical exo-robotic operator Vikki Gurin supplies Outzone bandit Dima Aslanov with information he needs for daring raids, but when they steal vital supplies destined for the federal government, he takes a step too far.

Crash Landing by Jim Rudnick: As the first wisps of atmosphere touch the badly damaged explorer ship Drake, only its AI remains. The pilot and nine of the ten occupants are dead. The only live human lies in the robo-doc tank in the rear of the ship, half awake, half in a stupor, not knowing that the rest of the crew is dead.

Sometimes We Ran by Steven Drivick: Our hero had it all: A great job, a beautiful wife, a nice car. As he approached middle age, all the comforts of life were within reach. Then the zombies came and it all disappeared in a flash. Now he walks in a shattered, post-apocalyptic world filled with hungry undead and desperate survivors. His long walk to escape the dead is slowly becoming a death march.

Minor Demons by Randall Morris: The Dragon made a mistake. Years ago, he branded the demon Shadow’s father Abbadon traitor, guilty of conspiring with the angels, and currently tortures him in the lowest circle of Hell. Armed with Michael the Archangel’s short blade, Shadow vows to rescue his father no matter what.

Lethal Seasons by Alice Sabo: In the near future, a virus has whittled down the human race. The remaining population struggles in a world ravaged by extreme weather. Cities are empty, farms deserted, factories abandoned. When three wildly different young lives intersect, a chain reaction of death and violence will change the course of the future.


Opal – Amazon
by Juliet James
Rating: 4.5
Genre: Historical Romance
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Ophelia Trigger, 18, is WANTED … for MURDER!

Ophelia can’t turn a blind eye to the evil doings of her powerful, corrupt father any longer. She decides she must flee, and begin to make amends for all his wrongdoing – but when she leaves, the evil man frames her for murder!

Like a female Robin Hood with a six-gun, she goes West to make her escape, and on her way becomes Opal Farewell. For her, the town of Come-By-Chance will be a place to hide, a place to build friendships – perhaps even someplace to marry … if she can just stay clear of the law.

Meanwhile, upstanding Billings Sheriff, Calvin Johnson, is on the trail of WANTED MURDERESS – Ophelia Trigger.

And he’s not the only one…


The Journals of Kara and Jason – Amazon
by Charlie Wood
Rating: 4.1
Genre: Young Adult
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Middle school is not going well for fourteen-year-old Kara Bridges. Her best friend Stace has suddenly stopped talking to her for absolutely no reason, and she is having a hard time adjusting to life without her only real friend.

Luckily for Kara, she soon meets Jason, a foreign exchange student from Europe. And though Jason is more than a little awkward, he and Kara quickly form a friendship, bonding over what it’s like to feel like an outsider who doesn’t belong.

However, when Jason suddenly returns four years later when Kara is a senior in high school, she realizes not everything was what it seemed. Kara’s world—and the way she looks at the world—is about to change forever.

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