Bargain and Free Books for 2-02-17

by Ron on February 2, 2017

Add some new reads to your library from this assortment of 8 bargain books and 4 free books.

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Bargain Books

The Paris Wife – Amazon
by Paula McLain
Rating: 4.3
Genre: Historical Fiction
Price: $2.99 Save $9.00
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The Paris Wife – Nook
The Paris Wife – iBooks
The Paris Wife – Google Play

“A beautiful portrait of being in Paris in the glittering 1920s—as a wife and as one’s own woman.” —Entertainment Weekly

New York Times Bestseller

A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures the love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley.

Chicago, 1920: Hadley Richardson is a quiet twenty-eight-year-old who has all but given up on love and happiness—until she meets Ernest Hemingway. Following a whirlwind courtship and wedding, the pair set sail for Paris, where they become the golden couple in a lively and volatile group—the fabled “Lost Generation”—that includes Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Though deeply in love, the Hemingways are ill prepared for the hard-drinking, fast-living, and free-loving life of Jazz Age Paris. As Ernest struggles to find the voice that will earn him a place in history and pours himself into the novel that will become The Sun Also Rises, Hadley strives to hold on to her sense of self as her roles as wife, friend, and muse become more challenging. Eventually they find themselves facing the ultimate crisis of their marriage—a deception that will lead to the unraveling of everything they’ve fought so hard for.

A heartbreaking portrayal of love and torn loyalty, The Paris Wife is all the more poignant because we know that, in the end, Hemingway wrote that he would rather have died than fallen in love with anyone but Hadley.


Thistle and the Rose – Amazon
by May McGoldrick
Rating: 4.2
Genre: Historical Romance
Price: $0.99 Save $3.00
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Thistle and the Rose – Nook
Thistle and the Rose – iBooks
Thistle and the Rose – Kobo

“Well written story with battles, intrigue, suspense and a happily ever after. A must-read.” -clw185

#1 Amazon Bestselling and Multi Award-Winning Author

Desperate Deception…

Celia Muir must escape from a burning castle into the Scottish Highlands before English soldiers capture her. With her are loyal friends and servants, all united to protect the infant Kit from unknown enemies. For her clandestine mission to succeed she has to make Colin Campbell, the warrior lord whose help she seeks, believe she is the seductive Lady Caithness.

Irresistible Desire…

Colin Campbell’s head tells him this Caithness woman is trouble, yet his heart is telling him she is magnificent. Whatever Celia is hiding he needs to know, but he also wants to hold her and kiss her. And as war with England scorches the heathered hills, Colin and Celia find reasons to bare their secrets, surrender to their desires, and head toward a destiny where Scotland’s future–and their own–build on the strength of their passion and love…


Warper: Origins – Amazon
by Riley Tune
Rating: 5.0
Genre: Fantasy
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“This book was amazing! I had trouble putting it down, and did so reluctantly to sleep. The only bad thing about this book is that there isn’t a sequel yet!” -Stephanie

The Prime Sovereignty, a land divided into five kingdoms, is home to many people of power. Seventeen-year-old Lox is powerful in his own right, although he doesn’t fully understand how. All he knows is that – like his mentor, Ember – he has a gift that is both rare and deadly. With his abilities, Lox learns that people like him are born to do only one thing: kill. Just not for free, of course. Thus, with Ember leading the way, Lox begins working in the Prime Sovereignty’s oldest, and most fearsome, profession: he becomes an assassin.

However, the practice of assassination – already a complex craft – becomes even more complicated when Lox finds himself tagging along as a member of a team formed by one of the realm’s most noble families. A group with members as talented as he is, but far more mysterious, and all tasked to work together in order to achieve the impossible: killing the the immortal Emperor Nal.

As he and his companions delve deeper into the secret of the Emperor’s immortality, Lox finds himself facing foes more formidable than he ever imagined – enemies fueled by something that dates back to before the existence of the Prime Sovereignty. Tested to his limits, Lox must use his wits, his will, and his blades to secure not just the future of his own realm, but the wider world beyond as well.


Insects: The Complete Trilogy – Amazon
by John Koloen
Rating: 4.3
Genre: Thriller and Suspense
Price: $0.99 Save $8.00
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“You’ll never look at a creepy, crawling insect the same way again. What a fun read, with frequent breaks to gather my senses!” -Veralisa F.

A scientific expedition journeys deep into the Brazilian jungle in search of a career-making discovery: a carnivorous insect so rare that no team has ever managed to confirm its existence. But surviving the rainforest’s many unknown and mysterious dangers will be far more difficult than the team could have imagined.

Insects: The Complete Trilogy includes three full-length novels:

Insects (Book 1): a team of scientists journey into the uncharted Amazon rainforest in search of a deadly, career-making discovery: the rare carnivorous insect reptilus blaberus. But when rising floodwaters cut the expedition off from civilization, the hunters quickly become the hunted in the terror-filled night.

Insects: The Hunted (Book 2): the team returns to a different section of the remote jungle again in pursuit of reptilus blaberus, this time accompanied by a reality TV production crew to fund, document and protect the expedition.

Insects: Specimen (Book 3): the team attempts to continue its studies of reptilus blaberus under different circumstances, but the carnivorous insect’s lethal instincts aren’t dulled by a change of scenery.



I Guess We Missed the Boat – Amazon
by Barry Finlay
Rating: 3.4
Genre: Humor
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“Light, humorous reading. Sounded very realistic if you’ve ever traveled – what can go wrong, will.” -Judy

Amazon Bestselling and Multi Award-Winning Author

Seniors Reminisce About Travel!

When eight intrepid Canadian seniors, brought together by marriage and with retirement in common, sit reminiscing about their travel experiences, the memory banks open and funny events start to spill out.

Cowboy Ron, Ed the Negotiator, Joke-a Minute Jim and Practical Carol are part of the motley crew comprising the author’s contingent of six in-laws. Each, at one time or another, has a role to play in the humorous events that occur on their travels.


Diary Girl – Amazon
by L.K. Thompson
Rating: 4.6
Genre: Young Adult
Price: $0.99 Save $2.00
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“What a fun read! This took me right back to high school, with all the hope and angst we all had…and it reads as a genuine experience.” -Kris

Beware: This is a real high school diary.

I will not fall madly in love with a charming prince or my future husband. I won’t even get pregnant with that guy in Calculus. Hell, I won’t even take Calculus. Diary Girl is my journey through a four year long maze of cut throat friendships, popularity races, diet pills, and mortal enemies – and somehow I find my way out.

This project is a compilation of real diary entries stripped straight from the journals I vigorously wrote during my four years in high school. So, although the names have been changed, I promise that the stories, experiences, and people are all very real. For me, high school was not a single hurdle that I needed to overcome. It was not only an eating disorder or only true loneliness in the midst of a large group of friends. It was some new challenge every day. And now, it’s all yours.


Dirty Play – Amazon
by Amy Olle
Rating: 4.7
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Price: $0.99 Save $2.00
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“I read the book through the night and in the morning I went like a zombie to work.” -Milena

When reformed party girl Haven Callahan is given the reins to daddy’s pro hockey team, she discovers veteran player, Jack Nolan, is the one calling the shots…

Thrust into her new role as team owner, Haven strikes a hasty but lucrative trade deal, only to find out her new star forward and the sexy groomsman she hooked up with at a friend’s wedding are one and the same man.

At thirty-two, Jack knows if he’s going to have his chance at the Stanley Cup, it’s now or never. But instead of landing a spot on his dream team, he winds up traded to the last-place Milwaukee Renegades, where he soon finds himself playing to a non-existent fan base in a rundown stadium named after crappy pizza. He’s tempted to hang up his skates, except he’s fought for everything he has and he isn’t about to give up without a fight.

In a sport where men coach, play, and call the shots, Haven struggles to find her footing. Worse yet, she can’t keep her hands off the team merchandise—Jack. With Jack on the team and on her side, the Renegades are soon playing less like middling beer-leaguers and more like a pro-level hockey club.

But Jack and Haven are hiding a dirty little secret, and if the media discovers they’re melting the ice after hours, it’s game over.


Pastures New – Amazon
by Ann Purser
Rating: 4.0
Genre: Literary Fiction
Price: $0.99 Save $3.00
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“An amiable, delightfully gossipy novel set in a quaint English village…will leave readers eager for further installments.” –Publishers Weekly

’This could be the village of our dreams’ says Peggy Palmer to her husband, when they first enter the beautiful surroundings of Round Ringford.

Their goal is to buy the local post office and shop and settle into a new way of life.

But it is not going to be as easy as they imagine.

They are the newcomers in a tight-knit village community.

And the unhelpful and malicious Ivy Beasley is lurking behind her lace curtains – and waiting for any opportunity to spread gossip.

It is not long before she thinks she finds it – in the shape of Peggy’s burgeoning friendship with Bill Turner.

Even so, Peggy throws herself into village life and is soon embroiled in the hopes, desires and disasters that beset Round Ringford – until, all too soon, she is faced with a tragedy of her own…

And she is about to discover that ‘Pastures New’ can come with some very old problems.

Free Books

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Last Things – Amazon
by Betta Ferrendelli
Rating: 4.8
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
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Amazon Bestselling and Award-Winning Author

Bridgette Connor is a woman on the edge. Her career is in tatters, her relationship is doomed, and after an ill-fated pregnancy, she does the one thing she’s always done best.

She runs.

Her car careens off the road leaving her battered, bruised and beaten. It is then that she meets the woman who will change her life.

Alexis Parker is a woman in control. Her business is thriving, her friends are by her side and the daughter she refused to abandon is the happiest little girl in the world. When the bloodied and broken Bridgette Connor collapses at her door, Alexis does the one thing she’s always done best.

She helps.

Last Things is a story of two women, the story of how they are different and how they are the same. It is a story of love, a story of loss, and above all, a story of friendship.


There’s Always a Catch – Amazon
by Stephanie Taylor
Rating: 4.8
Genre: Romantic Comedy
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Take a trip to a tropical paradise with this humorous series! With her beloved island’s future on the line, Mayor Holly Baxter must choose between progress and the status quo, and she’ll go up against a small army of golf cart driving retirees to do it.

Throw in some major family drama, long-kept secrets, and the complication of a new romance that sparks under the watchful eye of her ex, and Holly realizes that—in life, and in love—there’s always a catch!


Twins of Prey – Amazon
by W.C. Hoffman
Rating: 4.3
Genre: Thriller and Suspense
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Does nature vs nurture matter, when death is your only option?

Orphaned twin boys are raised by a woodsman they call “Uncle,” away from the society he bitterly left years ago. Trained in the arts of the woodsman, they became the ultimate hunting, fishing, surviving and killing forces that Uncle had designed them to be.

However, Uncle knew he was leaving this world and that the twins would be okay with the world. What Uncle could have never known was if the world would be okay with the twins.

When changing lives is not an option, the twins must begin to take lives. Enjoy this fast paced, thrilling outdoors adventure novel as the Twins battle against the society that wants to end their woodland way of life.


The Way – Amazon
by Mary E. Twomey
Rating: 4.2
Genre: Paranormal
Price: $0.00 Save $3.99
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Top 100 Amazon Bestselling Author

In a world not divided by race, creed or color, but by blood type, Blue Anders finds herself on the wrong end of fortune’s mercy. Born with a lesser blood type, Blue is raised in The Way, a work camp for A-bloods.

She must fight against and alongside her violent brother to free their people and end the slavery forced upon her family. Standing up to her sociopath brother will be difficult, but admitting what she wants when she meets an intriguing man from the ruling class just might be impossible.

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