Bargain and Free Books for 12-31-16

by Ron on December 31, 2016

Need some new reading material? Get a good book or two from this set of 9 bargain books and 4 free books.

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Bargain Books

It’s in the Duke’s Kiss – Amazon
by Julie Johnstone
Rating: 4.8
Genre: Historical Romance
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It’s in the Duke’s Kiss – Nook
It’s in the Duke’s Kiss – iBooks
It’s in the Duke’s Kiss – Google Play
It’s in the Duke’s Kiss – Kobo

“Ms. Johnstone’s ability to draw the reader into the story had this one wanting to scream, smack heads, and kick some sense into one of the brothers.” -Dee F.

USA Today and #1 Amazon Bestselling Author

Lady Emmaline Radcliffe always knew she never wanted to marry a man who embraced the rules of Society. But when her mother threatens to secure a suitable match for Emma if she cannot make one on her own, Emma sets out to determine if her girlhood infatuation is the love she’s been looking for. Nathaniel did save her life once, after all. But when she finds herself in the arms of the gentleman’s brother—the serious and proper Duke of Blackbourne—she begins to question all she ever thought she desired.

Lucian, the Duke of Blackbourne, is tired of playing keeper to his irresponsible brother. He vows to quit, but when his brother resolves to seduce the impetuous Lady Emmaline, Lucian knows he must save his foolish brother and the innocent debutante from themselves. Yet his plan to intercede goes awry when he finds himself drawn to the woman who is everything he was positive he didn’t want in a wife.

But his brother won’t give up so easily, and soon Lucian’s well-intentioned plans are revealed. Now to keep Lady Emmaline’s heart he must prove that he’s truly not the stuffy, sneaky duke he seems to be.


Secrets and Lies – Amazon
by Renee Pawlish
Rating: 4.7
Genre: Mystery
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“Pawlish earns high marks for plot construction, with twists and turns naturally unfolding as Ferguson, inexperienced but not incapable, feels his way through the case. A good-humored mystery series worth following.” -Kirkus Reviews

#1 Amazon Bestselling and Award-Winning Author

The past has a way of coming back with a vengeance.

On an October day in 1949, private eye Dewey Webb’s life is turned upside-down when his long-lost father shows up and asks for Dewey’s help. It seems simple: find Gus’s friend Len. But is there more to this request than Gus is saying?

Dewey puts aside his bitter feelings for the father who abandoned him as a child and begins a hunt for Len, but discovers that Gus and Len have been involved in dangerous illegal activities, and that one of their targets may be after the two men. Things take a murderous turn and Dewey finds himself rubbing elbows with Denver’s wealthy and powerful elite while dodging mobsters and searching for his father, who has gone missing. Can Dewey unravel a myriad of secrets and lies to find a killer before he strikes again?

A hard-boiled, historical mystery that’s great for fans who love a traditional detective crime story with a noir flavor, but without a lot of sex or swearing.


Ebb Tide – Amazon
by Jase Kovacs
Rating: 4.5
Genre: Science Fiction
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Imagine the world ended while you were at sea. A two week blue water passage becomes a journey into an unknown future when a virulent plague wipes out humanity. Where would you go? How would you survive?

And what would happen to your children?

Thirteen years after the Great Dying, a vicious plague that wiped out 99% of humanity, Matai is the last surviving member of a famous sailing family. Alone, she sails her yacht Voodoo through a shattered world. Battling the elements and vicious survivors, she struggles to keep the failing systems of her boat – her home – going.

She uses every ounce of ingenuity and knowledge gleaned from her passed parents to perform the day to day maintenance necessary to stay afloat. She has become a scavenger by necessity; searching deadly shipwrecks for anything that can keep her alive – or that she can trade with other survivors.

For the isolated islands of the Pacific are now the last scattered bastions of humanity. And it is on these islands that Matai will face her greatest challenge yet – one that may spell the final end for the human race.


Penned Without Ink – Amazon
by Sarah Lynn Phillips
Rating: 5.0
Genre: Religious
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“Sarah’s transparency is both brave and illuminating, and allows the reader to experience her journey of despair, hope, and faith. Heartbreaking, riveting, and inspiring….” -Elaine C.

With a near-fatal car crash resulting in trauma, uncertainty, and life-long limitations, Penned Without Ink: Trusting God to Write Your Story will draw you into the true story of one family’s journey of faith. The experiences shared within the pages of this book will lead you to sit beside hushed bedsides, observe delicate operations, and feel the angst of many life-and-death decisions.

In the midst of multiple layers of pain and loss, you will witness quiet miracles, as well as sure and certain lights that pierce through the darkness. With pictures of both present-day individuals and biblical characters, Sarah Phillips captures the essence of hope born through her struggle to trust and rely on God. Between the lines, you will also uncover your own journey of trust. A faithful and loving God desires to write your life story no matter what happens.


Russian Holiday – Amazon
by Kenneth Eade
Rating: 5.0
Genre: Thriller and Suspense
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“…a well-written and fast-paced thriller, the author demonstrates skill not only with plot, but with character — and character is what makes this book stand out.” -Publisher’s Weekly

Top 100 Amazon Bestselling and Award-Winning Author

The continuation of the unforgettable story of an unlikely “anti-hero,” Robert Garcia, a dangerous and unfeeling assassin of jihadist terrorists, has been exalted by social media as “Paladine”, a living paladin whose mission is to rid the earth of evil for the betterment of mankind.

In this installment of the series, Paladine crosses paths with a Russian assassin, which puts him in the middle of the controversial new cold war between the United States and Russia.


A Broom with a View – Amazon
by Rebecca Patrick-Howard
Rating: 4.5
Genre: Paranormal
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“I was looking for a fun, absorbing read and I found it.” -Welx

#1 Amazon Bestselling Author

Liza Jane Higginbotham is your average witch next door. Just a down home girl, she enjoys driving her truck, listening to country music and, oh yes, the occasional brew.

This witch just wants to enjoy the quiet life. When her no-good, hipster husband cheats on her with a trombone player, she moves back to take over the family farm in rural Eastern Kentucky. Here, she’s expecting some peace, content to play in her garden, restore the dilapidated farmhouse, and throw her money away at the town auction house every Friday night.

But the town of Kudzu Valley just won’t let a witch rest. From the high school basketball coach looking for a charm to help the team win the big game to Lola Ellen Pearson who wants to hex the local Pizza Hut for giving her food poisoning the night before her fourth wedding, everyone wants SOMETHING from the town’s resident witch!

When Cotton Hashagen’s dead body is found, though, all eyes turn to Liza Jane. After all, hadn’t she JUST accused the local librarian of a terrible crime? With the townspeople and police turning their eyes to Liza Jane, it’s going to take a lot for her to prove that she didn’t put a “whammy” on him AND solve the mystery to find the real culprit!


Draft Day – Amazon
by Toya King
Rating: 4.5
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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“As the plot unfolds, you feel yourself walking the journey…excellent story of friendship and struggle and growth and commitment!” -Jessica A.

How much will you sacrifice for love?


I’m riding high. A successful college football career means I’m about to sign with the NFL―and I have all the women I want.

When Deja shows up at my football practice, I’m shocked at the changes in her. When we were in foster care as kids, I always protected her, and she needs me more than ever.

I’m determined to take care of her―but will I be forced to choose between her and my career?


Tyler was the only real bright spot in my life growing up. Maybe I don’t deserve to be in his life anymore, but turning to him when I hit rock bottom is the only choice that makes sense.

I can’t help wanting more from him than friendship. He has the brightest future imaginable, and if I’m not careful, I could drag him down with me.

He’s like a beacon lighting my way to a better path… if I can find the strength to follow it. But will he be waiting for me when I get there?


The Bipolar Experience – Amazon
by Lee Ann Jeffries and Eva Marie Everson
Rating: 4.8
Genre: Memoirs and Biographies
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“I honestly think everyone married or related to someone with mental illness should read this. It’s done me a world of good.” -Felicia

Adopted at nine months, married off at seventeen, a mother by nineteen, and diagnosed with the severest form of bipolar disorder at twenty-three. LeeAnn Jefferies believed her dream of being a top model–of traveling the globe for fashion and its industries biggest names–was sealed behind the heavy doors of a fourth floor psychiatric ward. While her husband managed two small children and a full time job at home, LeeAnn underwent the brutality of electroconvulsive therapy, commonly known as shock treatments. And although many of her memories were stripped away, her dream remained.

Then one day, a light shone into the darkest places of her life and LeeAnn knew one thing for certain–she would see her dreams fulfilled. Soon thereafter, she ventured into the world of fashion modeling, eventually landing a contract with the world-famous Ford Modeling Agency.

But LeeAnn carried a secret. A stigma. Refusing to acknowledge her illness or to take medication, she walked a precarious tightrope that, in time, pitched. Eventually forced to resign, she challenged the stigma with ready fists and, in the process, found a new purpose: to open dialogue and to provide hope for the millions diagnosed with bipolar disorder. To prove, once and for all, that dreams are bigger than BD.


Gods and Heroes: 7 Fantasy Novels – Amazon
by Various Authors
Rating: 3.8
Genre: Fantasy
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“If you are a lover of Fantasy there is no fault in this bundle.” -Binkie

USA Today Bestselling Authors

Heroic fantasy at its finest! Elves, mages, the undead, dragons, outlaws, and heroes—find everything you love in a great adventure in this bundle of 7 full-length novels.

Richly drawn characters, bold worlds, magic, betrayal, friendship and hope. If you’ve ever longed to dare epic deeds of your own, then these stories are for you!

It’s a LIMITED EDITION bundle that won’t be around long. Each book can stand alone, although many are part of a larger world also waiting to be explored.

This epic read of about 2000 pages with over 200 5-star reviews for the individual books includes:

REQUIEM’S SONG (Dawn of Dragons: Book 1) – Daniel Arenson

SLEEPERS (The Swarm Trilogy: Book 1) – Megg Jensen

MISTRESS OF MASKS (Catalysts of Chaos: Book 1) – C. Greenwood

HERITAGE (The Gairden Chronicles: Book 1) – David L. Craddock

UNGUILDED (Mage Guild: Book 1) – Jane Glatt

THE WEIGHT OF BLOOD (The Half-Orcs: Book 1) – David Dalglish

THE COST OF BETRAYAL (The Half-Orcs: Book 2) – David Dalglish

Free Books

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The Babbling Brook Naked Poker Club – Book One – Amazon
by Ann Warner
Rating: 4.7
Genre: Mystery
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The Babbling Brook Naked Poker Club – Book One – Kobo

A painting worth millions, valuables gone missing, a game that is more than a game.

And that’s only the beginning as an elderly widow befriends a young woman and tries to prevent her from making the same mistakes she has made.


The Lion’s Courtship – Amazon
by Annelie Wendeberg
Rating: 4.3
Genre: Historical Fiction
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The Lion’s Courtship – Kobo

Top 20 Amazon, Barnes and Noble Bestselling and Award-Winning Author

Anna Kronberg isn’t precisely what one would consider a good Victorian gentlewoman. Disguised as Anton, she has a challenging career as a male medical doctor during the day. At night, she’s an unflinching nurse who treats the members of her colourful and impoverished neighbourhood.

Garret O’Hare is handsome, charming, never without his set of lockpicks, and bleeding heavily from a gunshot wound. So he does what he does best: he breaks into the home of the neighbourhood nurse, hoping she’ll save his life.

Anna, however, doesn’t need anyone poking around in her private life. And she most certainly doesn’t need a bloody thief collapsing into her bed in the dead of night.


Stone Dystopia – Amazon
by C.B. Stone
Rating: 4.1
Genre: Young Adult
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Stone Dystopia – Nook
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Stone Dystopia – Google Play
Stone Dystopia – Kobo

This is a box set, with book 1 from three of Stone’s series.

Rehabilitation (Book 1 of the Unbelief Series)

“My name is Sinna Reardon. I suppose deep down I’d like to believe God exists. But he doesn’t, not since the war. Most days I’m OK with that. Jacob calls me a pessimist, but I’m prefer realist. How can I Believe when a place like Rehabilitation and a regime like the Elite exist, dictating our every move?

If God were so great, he’d do something. But he hasn’t. We’re forgotten. And that scares me, because it means I might have to do something myself…”

Sinna has spent her life walking a fine line between breaking the rules and obeying them to a fault. In a Godless world where science and logic reign supreme and people are punished for Believing, are friendship and love reasons enough to abandon unbelief? Enough to put her faith in something bigger than herself?

Desperation (Book 1 of The Island Series)

“My skin does a little crawling thing at the way he says my name, but I can’t for the life of me figure out why. He seems nice enough. He’s very polite and charismatic. Quite charming actually, to others at any rate. But just the way he says my name sends a warning tingle along my spine, and I can’t get rid of it.”

Reagan Rykehart has been sentenced to a stint on Grandy Island, a reintegration camp for at-risk youth. Problem is, she was sentenced there not because of her own deeds, but for trying to help a friend. Guess that’s what she gets for trying.

Sailing away to meet her fate, she finds fate has other plans. Mostly because Reagan is stubborn and a little crazy. At least that’s what people usually call folks who jump off ships. In the middle of the ocean. In the dark.

Yep, definitely crazy. But will her new fate be even more grim than Grandy Island?

Awakening (Book 1 in the Absence of Song Series)

“Though music is forbidden and could get me in big trouble with the Ministry, I nevertheless often find myself singing softly in spite of the danger.

Little do I know just how much hot water my strange compulsion to sing will actually land me in.

What is happening in the world around me? How is it happening? How does the stranger Noah fit into things? And most importantly… why me? I’m no more special than the next person.

So many questions, and so many dangers. All I can do is trust that whatever is happening, it is good. I can see that it’s good, and I refuse to let anyone convince me otherwise.”


Rian Field – Amazon
by Krista Wagner
Rating: 4.3
Genre: Thriller and Suspense
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Rian Field is living her dream as a Marine Biologist, but when she is attacked by a shark, it triggers memories from the past and changes her understanding of her present world. After surviving the shark attack, Rian Field continues her work at the Institute, determined to live her routine life. But as she attempts to cope with her growing post-traumatic stress outbreaks, she is plagued both by memories of an earlier trauma and a sudden onslaught of mysterious and ominous events.

She soon finds herself immersed in an inescapable danger as she suspects that her former assailant is still threatening her life–and may be someone close to her; more disconcerting, though, is the growing certainty that the trauma is somehow connected to the shark attack, compelling Rian to uncover the truth of her past and discover who is after her.

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