Bargain and Free Books for 4-04-18

by Ron on April 4, 2018

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Alpha Alpine – Amazon
by Mary Daheim
Rating: 4.4
Genre: Mystery
Price: $1.99 Save $4.00
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Alpha Alpine – Nook
Alpha Alpine – iBooks
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“Part of what makes this series so great is touching base with the characters, returning to the idyllic locale of Alpine, and spying on all the drama and mayhem. . . . ” -The Book Review

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

Emma Lord is back and better than ever! This time around, the amateur detective partners up with a rookie sleuth to investigate a string of murders in her beloved Alpine, Washington.

For a small town nestled in the Cascade Mountains’ foothills, picturesque Alpine provides more than enough headlines to fill the pages of editor and publisher Emma Lord’s Alpine Advocate. The Labor Day edition’s lead story features controversial timber baron Jack Blackwell’s scheme to become Skykomish county manager. But the recent strangling deaths of two young women are all anyone can talk about.

After a third body is found, Emma’s husband, Sheriff Milo Dodge, suspects there’s a serial killer in their midst. The latest victim is the sister of a dashing newcomer rumored to be working for Blackwell. “Black Jack,” as he’s known to his non-admirers, has a long-standing rivalry with Milo. To discover if there’s any connection between the mogul and the murders, Emma recruits the Advocate’s receptionist, Alison Lindahl, to do a little digging.

Still recovering from a recent breakup, Alison welcomes the distraction. But when the investigation puts the eager protégé in the line of fire, Emma worries that the cub reporter’s career will be over before it even begins.

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The Event – Amazon
by Nathan Hystad
Rating: 4.4
Genre: Science Fiction
Price: $0.99 Save $2.00
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“The story is thrilling, fast paced, and well written, with several pivots that were completely out of left field. The characters had great depth and I was left feeling a bond with them.” -Chris S.

#1 Amazon Bestseller

The ships came at dawn.

Dean’s wife is dead. Her last words: When the ships come…wear the necklace.

Then the ships arrived.

Cities all around the world reported strange alien vessels descending. Some saw them as the heralds of a new age; others fired everything they had at them. All were taken as the beams lashed down and drew them into the sky.

Dean was left behind, seemingly the last man on Earth.

A trail of clues left by his dead wife guide Dean on a perilous journey across America and beyond, to learn the truth behind the mysterious ships and save humanity from its doom.

But not everything is as it seems.

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Triskelion – Amazon
by Avril Borthiry
Rating: 4.6
Genre: Historical Romance
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“This is a magical read that will linger in your mind long after you finish. Highly recommended!” -Laura H.

The daughter of a Saxon knight and a Welsh healer, Katherine Harrington is a spirited, but lonely girl. Her father is notorious for having killed the last wolf in England. Her mother, who died birthing Katherine, is something of a mystery, since Katherine’s father refuses to speak of her. When strange, repetitive dreams start to haunt Katherine, she tells no one, fearful of being judged or ridiculed.

But when one of the men in her dreams turns out to be real, she is forced to acknowledge a frightening truth. Are they dreams? Or might they be something else? And what did she glimpse in the mouth of the wolf’s cave on that misty morning? Was it the ghost of a long-dead legend? Or the rebirth of another?

As the truth of Katherine’s birthright comes to light, it reveals the existence of an ancient prophecy. Two men are destined to influence the outcome of that prophecy. One of them steals Katherine’s heart.

The other captures her soul.

This story is based on an actual legend told to me as a child, and is one that has always intrigued me. I am familiar with almost all the locations in the book, having grown up in the area.

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The Blackmail Photos – Amazon
by Michael P. King
Rating: 4.4
Genre: Thriller and Suspense
Price: $0.99 Save $3.00
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“A tightly executed thriller. . .” -Kirkus Reviews

Amazon Bestselling Author

Blackmail. A marriage on the rocks. When you fool yourself, all bets are off…

The Travelers, going by the names George and Roslyn Harrison, entrap a congressional candidate with photos of his extramarital affair. But just as they are hatching a ploy to increase their ill-gotten gains, the candidate’s wife uncovers the plot.

With their scheme careening sideways and the law closing in, an accident puts George and Roslyn at odds about what their next step should be. Has this golden blackmail opportunity turned into a horrible misstep that will end their partnership?

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A Drop in the Ocean: A Novel – Amazon
by Jenni Ogden
Rating: 4.6
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Price: $0.99 Save $8.88
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“A beautifully written story, full of interesting twists with unpredictable outcomes. The depth and emotional nuances of each scene were more like those found in memoirs. Ogden has written a rich and compelling novel.” -Carol W.

Top 50 Amazon Bestselling and Multi Award-Winning Author

On her 49th birthday, Anna Fergusson, Boston neuroscientist and dedicated introvert, arrives at an unwanted crossroads when the funding for her research lab is cut. With her confidence shattered and her future uncertain, on impulse she rents a cabin for a year on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

However Turtle Island, alive with sea birds and nesting Green turtles, is not the retreat she expected. Here she finds love—for the eccentric islanders who become her family; for Tom, the laid-back turtle whisperer; and for the turtles whose ancient mothering instincts move her to tears.

But Anna finds that even on her idyllic drop in the ocean there is pain, and as the months fly past her dream for a new life is threatened by a darkness that challenges everything she has come to believe about the power of love.

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Whispers in the Shadows: A Horror Anthology – Amazon
by Various Authors
Rating: 4.5
Genre: Horror
Price: $0.99 Save $2.00
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“Bone-chilling stories, the lot of them. I couldn’t stop reading, even though I’m not really into horror. If you have a horror lover in your life, this would be a perfect gift!” -Corinne M.

Even when we think we’re safe, our biggest fears can be revealed, our worst nightmares brought to life.

For some, death is inevitable: a suspended detective and killer play a bloody game of cat and mouse; a girl risks her life to save her friends from an urban legend; a doctor’s daughter works to uncover the curse on their wayward ship; and an old lady’s cats are hungry…very hungry.

For others, death would have been an easier fate: a reflection isn’t meant to talk, let alone free itself; a priestess must renew her people’s magic, but that ritual carries a terrible price; and a famous boy rejects a lovesick girl…and lives to regret it.

Through life and death, the only constant is our fear of the unknown: bloody footprints continue to walk around a lighthouse; Grandma’s warnings of the Autumn People are finally heard loud and clear; and a girl moves into a new house to find a bloodstained carpet…that no one else can see.

Keep the lights on and brace yourself for ten creepy tales of horror and misfortune.

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Spindle – Amazon
by W.R. Gingell
Rating: 4.5
Genre: Fantasy
Price: $0.99 Save $3.00
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Spindle – Nook
Spindle – iBooks
Spindle – Kobo

“A roller-coaster ride of creative and fantastic fairy tale retelling! I think I just found a new favorite author!” -Wishful Endings Book Blog

She’s not a princess . . . but then, he’s no prince.

Polyhymnia is deep in enchanted sleep. High in a tower, behind an impenetrable barrier of magical thorns, she sleeps, dreams, and falls ever deeper into her curse.

Woken by a kiss, Poly finds herself in an alien world where three hundred years have passed and everyone she has ever known is dead. Luck, the enchanter who woke her, seems to think she is the princess. Understandable, since he found her asleep on the princess’ bed, in the royal suite, and dressed in the princess’ clothes.

Who cursed Poly? Why is someone trying to kill her and Luck? Why can’t she stop falling asleep?

And why does her hair keep growing?

Sometimes breaking the curse is just the beginning of the journey.

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It’s Always Something – Amazon
by Nikki Lynn Barrett
Rating: 4.9
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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USA Today Bestselling Author

This isn’t your every day sweet holiday story. Between mishaps, crazy work schedules, and giving back to others, this wild ride is full of the unexpected.

Christmas. The magical time of the year where you spend it with your family. Go out and do a little holiday shopping. Spread the Christmas cheer. Cherish the memories and your loved ones.

But when you’re famous celebrity couple Tucker and Quinn McGinnis, things don’t always go as planned. This year, they want more than ever to spend their first holiday together, but their celebrity status has them pulled in a thousand different directions.

When marriages are crumbling all around them, how does this newlywed couple manage to keep things going when it’s always something keeping them apart?

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Lure of the Dragon – Amazon
by Anna Lowe
Rating: 4.9
Genre: Paranormal/Romance
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USA Today, Amazon Bestselling and Multi Award-Winning Author

Nothing is forbidden to this elite corps of shifter bodyguards and private investigators…except falling in love.

Good dragons? Bad dragons? Twenty-four hours ago, private chef Tessa Byrne didn’t know about the terrifying world of shifters. Now she knows too much, like the fact that a ruthless dragon lord is determined to claim her — forever. Tessa flees to Maui, where sunny skies, swaying palms, and a handsome stranger conspire to play tricks with her heart. Can she truly trust Kai Llewellyn and his band of battle-hardened shapeshifters to save her from a gruesome fate?

Don’t trust a human, and never, ever fall in love with one. Those are lessons Kai learned the hard way. But Tessa is different. Her emerald eyes mirror the mysterious pendant she wears, and her flaming red hair makes his heart race. Is his inner dragon just greedy for a new kind of treasure, or is Tessa his destined mate?

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Sweet Dreams Christian Romance Box Set: Books 1-3 – Amazon
by Alana Terry
Rating: 4.5
Genre: Christian Fiction
Price: $0.00 Save $9.99
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Multi Award-Winning Author

Fall in love with three Christian romances!

Welcome to Orchard Grove, where God’s children find their happily ever afters in three full-length stories that will delight, inspire, and encourage your faith.

This contemporary romance from Women of Faith award-winning author will stay with you long after the characters say “I do.”

Grab the 3-in-1 book bundle because romance should be pure, wholesome, and inspirational.

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Crystal Magic – Amazon
by Madeline Freeman
Rating: 4.4
Genre: Young Adult
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Crystal Magic – Nook
Crystal Magic – iBooks
Crystal Magic – Google Play
Crystal Magic – Kobo

Nothing is safe around Kristyl Barnette. Windows break. Books rocket across the room. Lights flicker. Strange occurrences follow the sixteen-year-old everywhere. She’s an outcast at her school, but everything changes in the blink of an eye.

When tragedy forces her to move to the small town of Clearwater, Michigan, with her estranged aunt Jodi, Kristyl tries to leave her past behind. She makes friends and catches the attention of Owen Marsh, who accepts her without question and who may be able to understand her better than anyone.

But Owen isn’t the only one who notices her. The mysteriously alluring Fox Holloway draws Kristyl’s eye whenever he’s around. And Clearwater High’s chief mean-girl, Crystal Jamison, has her sights set on Kristyl and will stop at nothing to prove what Kristyl really is.

A witch.

Magic can be as dangerous as fire, and Aunt Jodi wants Kristyl to have nothing to do with it. But when a mysterious illness threatens her aunt’s life, Kristyl will do anything to cure her. Enlisting the help of witches could save Jodi, but is dealing in magic worth the consequences?

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Saving Babe Ruth – Amazon
by Tom Swyers
Rating: 4.4
Genre: Thriller and Suspense
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#1 Amazon Bestselling and Multi Award-Winning Author

Did you ever get yourself involved in something only to discover that it’s way bigger than you? Imagine corruption surrounding you and that there’s no escape. It’s too late for you to back out, but you’re going to pay a heavy price for moving forward to make things right. That’s when you have to suck it up and say to yourself:

Striking out is not an option . . .

Survival is the name of the game when two obsessed men teeter on the cusp of madness in a war over a kids’ baseball field in this thriller based on a true story.

Travel baseball promoter Rob Barkus has a full bench. He’s backed by a corrupt board of directors, a sports-fixated high school administration, and a mob of crazy travel baseball parents. He’ll stop at nothing to kill the town’s sandlot baseball league so that his elite travel teams can take over its beautiful Babe Ruth baseball field.

The only obstacle between Barkus and his field of dreams is David Thompson, a Civil War buff and burned-out lawyer. When Thompson steps up to save the crumbling league for his son and the rest of the sandlot players in town, Barkus unleashes a cunning and ruthless attack against David, his family, and his teenaged league of misfit players.

Thompson is outnumbered and surrounded. He’s like a man who walked into quicksand. The harder he struggles to save the league, the deeper he sinks. On top of it all, Thompson is stuck in a family Catch-22. If he surrenders, he might lose his son’s love along with his own self-respect, not to mention losing the game of summer for the sandlot kids in town. Yet if he doesn’t back down, it threatens his marriage and deprives his son of any chance to play on the high school team.

Thompson is on an emotional roller coaster and he can’t get off. He is fighting his own civil war as he struggles to make a difference in the town he cherishes without harming the family he loves.

Standing alone and pushed to his breaking point, he needs to figure out when to fold and when to fight. One thing is for sure: if he finally snaps, he won’t take any prisoners.

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