Bargain and Free Books for 12-24-16

by Ron on December 24, 2016

Grab a good book or two from this set of 10 bargain books and 4 free books.

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Bargain Books

An Island Christmas – Amazon
by Nancy Thayer
Rating: 4.1
Genre: Womens Fiction
Price: $1.99 Save $8.00
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An Island Christmas – Nook
An Island Christmas – iBooks
An Island Christmas – Google Play

“A wonderful contemporary novel with lovable, sweet characters . . . [Nancy] Thayer weaves a magical Christmas story with the description of the island and its history without being over the top.” —RT Book Reviews

New York Times Bestselling Author

As Christmas draws near, Felicia returns to her family’s home on the island to marry her adventurous, rugged boyfriend, Archie. Every detail is picture-perfect for a dream wedding: the snow-dusted streets, twinkling lights in the windows, a gorgeous red and white satin dress. Except a lavish ceremony is not Felicia’s dream at all; it’s what her mother, Jilly, wants. Jilly’s also worried that her daughter’s life with daredevil Archie will be all hiking and skydiving. Wondering if their handsome neighbor Steven Hardy might be a more suitable son-in-law, Jilly embarks on a secret matchmaking campaign for Felicia and the dashing stockbroker.

As the big day approaches and Jilly’s older daughter, Lauren, appears with rambunctious kids in tow, tensions in the household are high. With the family careening toward a Yuletide wedding disaster, an unexpected twist in Nancy Thayer’s heartwarming tale reminds everyone about the true meaning of the season.


Death’s Servant – Amazon
by C.J. Ellisson
Rating: 4.6
Genre: Fantasy
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“So when you start this book make sure you have nothing else planned cuz your not gonna want to put it down til the last page. ” -Pammie

NY Times, USA Today and Amazon Bestselling Author

Jonathan Winchester has clashed with his alpha one too many times. After another argument he leaves the Manitoba pack, his only home since the werewolf attack that changed his life. He returns to his home state of Virginia to start a new life free of pack politics. Jon finds work and meets a young waitress, Raine, who appears to be a lone werewolf, too.

As their relationship progresses, Jon’s embroiled in more intrigue than he bargained for and a danger bigger than he can handle. He’s running scared until his own alpha tendencies surface, making him unable to leave the pretty werewolf’s problems behind. The young man is desperate to save Raine—even if his efforts may lead him straight to death.

Journey along in this first prequel novel involving the favorite characters from the bestselling V V Inn series. Written at reader demand, this stand-alone story explains how the beloved Jonathan came to serve the deadly redheaded vampire, Dria.


Harriet Beecher Stowe – Amazon
by Noel Gerson
Rating: 4.1
Genre: Memoirs and Biographies
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“Great reading. Great history. We should all be grateful for what a gift she gave the USA during that difficult time. She saved lots of people.” -Patricia S.

So this is the little lady who made this big war,” marvelled Abraham Lincoln when he first met Harriet Beecher Stowe.

Noel Gerson explores the life of this fascinating woman who literally changed the course of American history with her book Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

Harriet Beecher Stowe reveals a towering literary figure who was also a remarkable woman, a crusading feminist, and a woman who led a life more dramatic than anything she wrote.

In an age when women were usually confined to the kitchen, the bedroom, and the parlour, Harriet Beecher Stowe argued emancipation with President Lincoln, had an extraordinary woman-to-woman relationship with Queen Victoria, and was regarded by Emile Zola as a comrade-in-arms in their separate crusades for a better world.

Her super-abundant energy and refreshing humour enabled her to combine the duties of a devoted wife and mother of five with a renowned literary career and to become in the process one of the greatest celebrities of the nineteenth century.

‘Harriet Beecher Stowe’ is an impressive biography of a literary giant who changed the course of history forever.


The Dark Side of Secrets – Amazon
by D.B. Jones
Rating: 4.7
Genre: Thriller and Suspense
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“Just when you think you have things figured out, there is another twist, DB’s writing flows very well…” -Robie

Top 20 Amazon Bestselling Author

Madison Hart struggles to juggle her life as an FBI Agent and a Private Investigator as she teams up with Detective Josh Logan of the Maitland Police Department. What seems to be a simple case of a missing young woman soon escalates into a complex trail of greed, secrets, and murder.

Investigating this crime has Madison questioning the direction she wants to pursue, not only professionally, but personally.


Holly and Hopeful Hearts – Amazon
by Various Authors
Rating: 4.1
Genre: Historical Romance
Price: $0.99 Save $2.00
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Holly and Hopeful Hearts – Nook
Holly and Hopeful Hearts – iBooks
Holly and Hopeful Hearts – Kobo

When the Duchess of Haverford sends out invitations to a Yuletide house party and a New Year’s Eve ball at her country estate, Hollystone Hall, those who respond know that Her Grace intends to raise money for her favorite cause and promote whatever marriages she can. Eight assorted heroes and heroines set out with their pocketbooks firmly clutched and hearts in protective custody. Or are they?

The Bluestocking Belles are proud to present eight never before published novellas centered on the Duchess of Haverford’s ball. Her favorite cause is also one dear to the hearts of the Bluestocking Belles, women’s education. 25% of all proceeds will be donated to the Malala Fund.

A Suitable Husband by Jude Knight

As the Duchess of Haverford’s companion, Cedrica Grenford is not treated as a poor relation and is encouraged to mingle with Her Grace’s guests. Perhaps among the gentlemen gathered for the duchess’s house party, she will find a suitable husband?

Valuing Vanessa by Susana Ellis

Facing a dim future as a spinster under her mother’s thumb, Vanessa Sedgely makes a practical decision to attach an amiable gentleman who will not try to rule her life.

A Kiss for Charity by Sherry Ewing

Young widow Grace, Lady de Courtenay, has no idea how a close encounter with a rake at a masquerade ball would make her yearn for love again.

Artemis by Jessica Cale

Actress Charlotte Halfpenny is in trouble. Pregnant, abandoned by her lover, and out of a job, Charlotte faces eviction two weeks before Christmas. When the reclusive Earl of Somerton makes her an outrageous offer, she has no choice but to accept. Could he be the man of her dreams, or is the nightmare just beginning?

The Bluestocking and the Barbarian by Jude Knight

James must marry to please his grandfather, the duke, and to win social acceptance for himself and his father’s other foreign-born children. But only Lady Sophia Belvoir makes his heart sing, and to win her he must invite himself to spend Christmas at the home of his father’s greatest enemy.

Christmas Kisses by Nicole Zoltack

Louisa Wycliff, Dowager Countess of Exeter wants only for her darling daughter, Anna, to find a man she can love and marry. Appallingly, Anna has her sights on a scoundrel of a duke who chases after every skirt he sees. Anna truly thinks the dashing duke cares for her, but her mother has her doubts.

An Open Heart by Caroline Warfield

Esther Baumann longs for a loving husband who will help her create a home where they will teach their children to value the traditions of their people, but she wants a man who is also open to new ideas and happy to make friends outside their narrow circle. Is it so unreasonable to ask for toe curling passion as well?

Dashing Through the Snow by Amy Rose Bennett

Headstrong bluestocking, Miss Kate Woodville, never thought her Christmas would be spent racing across England with a viscount hell-bent on vengeance. She certainly never expected to find love…


Jack Ryder Mystery Series: Vol 1-2 – Amazon
by Willow Rose
Rating: 4.1
Genre: Mystery
Price: $0.99 Save $3.00
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“I like the adventure, her characters have interesting personalities and the darkness of each story line. Once I start reading I can’t stop!” -Robbie H.

#1 Amazon Bestselling Author


Ben is supposed to be in school. It’s Monday morning but his parents are still asleep after a night of heavy drinking. Ben waits patiently, even though he knows he is missing out on today’s field trip to the zoo. But, when his black Labrador suddenly runs upstairs and comes down with a finger in his mouth, Ben knows he’s not making it to school today at all.

Detective Jack Ryder is chaperoning his kids’ field trip when he gets the call from the head of the Cocoa Beach Police Department. A body has been found and they need his help. Soon, Jack finds himself up against a killer, a predator who ruthlessly chases women and kills them so they can never leave him. The case soon causes serious consequences for him and his family once the truth is revealed.

With her new hero, Jack Ryder, as a loving father and committed detective, a new location in tropical Florida, and a story that moves at an incredible pace, Hit the Road Jack is Willow Rose at the top of her game.


They take turns with the knife, cutting their thumbs open. A drop of blood lands on the dark wooden table. Eyes meet across the room. All four thumbs are pressed against each other one by one. Blood is shared, secrets buried.

Years later a brutal madman sprays bullets into a crowd at a movie theater in Miami and sends a chill through the entire nation. When human remains are discovered in the dense forest next to a biking trail in Brevard County, it is only the beginning of a series of gruesome murders, which will shock the entire Space Coast.

Detective Jack Ryder is preoccupied with Shannon King and the strange email she has just received that leaves her terrified just as she prepares to go on stage at the Runaway Country Festival. Jack Ryder senses the connection and soon he realizes he is on the hunt for a serial killer with a killing spree that spans over more than a decade.

It’s spring break in Cocoa Beach and evil is lurking everywhere.


New York Deep – Amazon
by Andrew Morgan
Rating: 4.5
Genre: Science Fiction
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“Very enjoyable and thought provoking read – highly recommended to those who like their Sci-Fi a bit more considered.” -M.E.

Deep below Manhattan, tunnel engineer Josh Reed leads his team as they excavate the East Side Access extending New York’s railway service. But sparks fly as the drill hits an unusual crystalline material—one Josh has never seen before. They push on and Josh discovers something even more unexpected . . . a vast room, empty and lifeless.

Or so it seems.

When Josh finds out that the CIA are now looking for him, and that his co-workers have gone missing, he turns to his best friend and boss Lionel Parker for help. Together they unravel the mystery of the room, what’s inside it, and why the CIA are so desperate to keep them silent.

It’s nothing they could ever have expected.


Burke’s Gamble – Amazon
by William F. Brown
Rating: 4.7
Genre: Action and Adventure
Price: $0.99 Save $4.00
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“Fast paced action, significant and believable plot twists, lively dialogue. I was never quite sure how the plot would resolved till the very end.” -Dutchman

Top 100 Amazon Bestselling Author

Bob Burke is a former Army Ranger and Delta Force commander, and one of the quickest, most lethal forces of nature this country has ever created. When one of his old NCOs is thrown out the fifth story window of an Atlantic City casino run by the infamous Genovese and Lucchese mob families, someone’s going to answer, and payback’s gonna be a bitch!

Slight of build and easy to dismiss, Burke shed his uniform and now runs a sophisticated telecommunications company. Often mistaken for ‘the telephone guy,’ he is a highly-decorated West Point ‘ring knocker,’ who spent four tours in Iraq and the rugged mountains of Afghanistan running ‘special ops’ missions. He and his men don’t take kindly to one of their own being murdered, but this time it won’t be a simple ‘Gumbah’ hunt with sniper rifles in a Chicago Forest preserve.

The target is a Mafia Don holed up in the penthouse of a large hotel and casino complex in Atlantic City, backed by a dozen mob gunmen plus and an elite team of foreign Special Ops mercenaries he brought in to take down Bob Burke. While there’s always a place for a Barrett .50-caliber sniper rifle or two, in addition to his own Delta Force sergeants, Bob calls on two baby-faced computer Geeks, a three-star Army General, a Chicago homicide detective, a female Air Force Captain, a Russian computer programmer, and one of the world’s most renowned pickpockets, who is on an overnight pass from Cook County Jail, and his own new wife.

From stealth helicopters to luxury yachts, fishing trawler’s, and bodies in 55-gallon oil drums, the action is non-stop. But this time, Bob and his crew aren’t going to shoot it out with them in the woods, they’re going to take the Mob’s money, all of it!


Honky Tonk Angels – Amazon
by Ciana Stone
Rating: 5.0
Genre: Romance
Price: $0.99 Save $2.00
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“Outstanding Collection!!!” -Emily P.

A limited edition, ten day only box set of all six books in the Honky Tonk Angels series, PLUS a bonus holiday tale “Coming Home – A Cotton Creek Christmas”.


The Drogue – Amazon
by M.A. Nichols
Rating: 4.7
Genre: Young Adult
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“Creating worlds is hard, and it takes talent and skill to do it well. This author nails it” -Teresa

Wand? Weapon? End of the world?

No one knows for certain what the Drogue is or where it came from, but the Dark Knights have spent millennia searching for it. And now, they know who has it. Even if he doesn’t realize it.

For as long as Jake could remember, he’s felt writhing, wriggling energy floating in the air around him, but no one believed it. Not even his own father. Don’t talk about it. Just ignore it. Only crazy people sense things no one else can.

Just act normal.

But when his father disappears in the middle of a parking lot, Jake’s definition of normal changes forever. Here one minute and gone in a cloud of smoke the next, his dad vanishes in front of Jake’s eyes, abandoning him to a hidden world of wizards, magic, and the mystery of the Drogue. Jake doesn’t know why the Dark Knights think he has it, but he must find it before they find him. For where the Dark Knights go, death follows.

Free Books

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How Fast Can You Run – Amazon
by Harriet Levin Millan
Rating: 4.9
Genre: Literary Fiction
Price: $0.00 Save $9.99
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Award-Winning Author

Set across a backdrop of refugee migration that spans Africa, America and Australia, How Fast Can You Run is the inspiring story of Michael Majok Kuch and his journey to find his mother. In 1988, Majok, as a five-year-old boy, fled his burning village in southern Sudan when the North systematically destroyed it, searching for John Garang, the South’s leader. Majok, along with thousands of other fleeing people, many of them unaccompanied minors, trekked through the wilderness in Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya to arrive at a series of refugee camps where he would live for the next ten years.

When the U.S. brokered an agreement, granting approximately 4,000 unaccompanied minors political asylum, Majok, now Michael, was given a new start in the U.S. Yet his new life was not without trauma. He faced prejudice once again, disrupting the promise of his new beginnings. This is a story of a survivor who in facing challenge after challenge summons the courageous spirit of millions of refugees throughout history and today.


Kung Fu Kellie and the Legend of Anguo – Amazon
by A.H. Shinn
Rating: 4.9
Genre: Children and Middle Grade
Price: $0.00 Save $4.99
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A baby girl is discovered by a Chinese monk in the strangest place. After being unclaimed for some time, the Taiping monks decide to take her in and raise her as their own. The young girl loves her unconventional life at the monastery, studying everything from botany to kung fu, but one day, she is swept away and has to start a new life in another country with one of the monks, Master Chen.

Kellie Wei adapts well to the American life until she learns the secrets that have been kept from her. Once she discovers that the monks at Taiping Monastery are in danger, and possibly because of her, she secretly travels back to China. Her two loyal friends, Jake Russo and Jory Stevens, don’t take “no” for an answer and help her along her journey.

The three adventurers discover a world they could have never imagined and Kellie encounters an enemy she didn’t know she had.


The Three Pirates – Amazon
by Ken Rossignol
Rating: 4.1
Genre: Historical Fiction
Price: $0.00 Save $2.99
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The intriguing story of three famous pirates in history, Scarlet Jack, Red Martin and Blackbeard as they terrorized a ship, took the captain and a young family prisoner.

How their lives intertwined throughout this story of swashbuckling buccaneers with romance, savagery and the heroics of a slave makes this story originally told in the 1800s one of the best historical fiction accounts ever written.


Track Down Alaska – Amazon
by Scott Conrad
Rating: 4.6
Genre: Action and Adventure
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Force Recon Marines combat the Aryan Nation in the brutal Alaskan wilderness.

Brad Jacobs, a retired Force Recon Marine, is part-time bounty hunter and part-time international hostage retrieval expert. He routinely hires his former Special Forces buddies to assist him on missions.

When one of Brad’s closest friends, Pete Sabrowski, crashes in the Alaskan backcountry, Brad and his team waste no time launching a rescue expedition. Finding the plane is a priority. Not just for Brad, but for his niece Jessica, too. Her boyfriend Charlie was with Pete when the Piper Super Cub went down and she’ll insist on going. Brad is reluctant – his gut tells him there’s something off about Charlie – but he lets Jessica join the search anyway.

The freezing temperatures, treacherous terrain, dangerous wildlife, and lack of supplies are not Pete and Charlie’s biggest threats. An accidental discovery becomes the bigger challenge. They had the misfortune of crashing in the middle of nowhere, the perfect place for neo-Nazis to run an illegal operation – and now they’ve been seen. Hunted like wolves, Pete and Charlie are running for their lives.

Can Brad’s team take on this unexpected, heavily armed, and formidable adversary? Will they track down Pete and Charlie alive? Follow Brad on another breakneck, rip-roaring quest as it rapidly evolves into an all-out battle for survival.

White supremacists thirsty for blood and a bounty hunter seeking justice in an untamed, frozen wilderness.

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