Bargain and Free Books for 5-10-18

by Ron on May 10, 2018

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The Powerplay Series – Amazon
by Selena Laurence
Rating: 5.0
Genre: Romance
Price: $0.99 Save $7.00
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The Powerplay Series – Nook
The Powerplay Series – iBooks

“I loved the stories!! I loved the people!! And I loved the mix of Love and Politics!! Gotta run, I’m off to find more Selena Laurence books!!!” -Sig

USA Today, Top 10 Amazon Bestselling and Award-Winning Author

The complete five book Powerplay series.

Prince of the Press – A player meets the one woman who can make him change his ways…only she’s absolutely off limits.

The Kingmaker – A fake relationship turns all too real. She could ruin him, he might not care.

POTUS – How do you fall in love when you’re the President of the United States?

SCOTUS – A second chance romance with a dark underbelly.

The Darkhorse – A marriage of convenience turns real just in time for Christmas.


Web of Eyes – Amazon
by Rhett C. Bruno and Jaime Castle
Rating: 4.4
Genre: Fantasy
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“Web of Eyes had me locked in from start to finish and could easily be read repeatedly. The writing in this book made getting a visual in my head easier than most fantasy books I’ve read.” -Jett R.

USA Today and Amazon Bestselling Author

When Whitney Fierstown, the self-proclaimed “World’s Greatest Thief,” is imprisoned for a foolhardy attempt to steal the crown off the dying King’s head, a determined knight of the King’s Shield provides an ultimatum: rot and die in a dank cell or join him on a dangerous expedition to find the Queen’s treasonous brother, a warlock accused of placing a terrible curse on the heir to the throne.

With the Kingdom at its most vulnerable, these two opposites, devout knight and conniving scoundrel, pursue the traitor to the hellish Webbed Woods. If the pair is to thwart their devious target and withstand the horrifying monster lurking in the haunted woods, they must first put aside their differences.


Tequila for Two – Amazon
by Tricia O’Malley
Rating: 4.7
Genre: Mystery
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Tequila for Two – Nook
Tequila for Two – iBooks
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“Where to start? Funny, clever, well written. A fun to read light hearted mystery. Can’t wait for the next one!” -Connie

NY Times Bestselling Author

There’s always one in the bunch.

The one who takes things a little too seriously – a little too far. The fanatic, if you will.

When a radical Pagan group blows into Tequila Key to celebrate the autumnal equinox, Althea Rose’s psychic senses start tingling. She goes on full alert after meeting Horace, a Gandalf wannabe who reminds Althea of an old man playing dress up. One look into his pale eyes sets her straight, and soon Althea’s best friend Luna is forcing her to learn a magickal protection spell before they investigate Horace and his festival. To make matters worse, Althea botches the spell and the results are…interesting to say the least.

Oh, and about that love life of hers? There’s no time for love when bodies start turning up on deserted beaches. Soon, Althea is in way over her head as the full moon starts to rise and the clock counts down on the killer wandering Tequila Key’s quiet streets.


The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living – Amazon
by Louise Miller
Rating: 4.6
Genre: Womens Fiction
Price: $1.99 Save $10.00
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The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living – Nook
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“Louise Miller’s detailed writing allowed me to perfectly picture the beautiful little town and countryside, all of the wonderful characters that lived there, and the sights and smells of the cooking!” -Lindy A.

When Olivia Rawlings—pastry chef extraordinaire for an exclusive Boston dinner club—sets not just her flambéed dessert but the entire building alight, she escapes to the most comforting place she can think of—the idyllic town of Guthrie, Vermont, home of Bag Balm, the country’s longest-running contra dance, and her best friend Hannah. But the getaway turns into something more lasting when Margaret Hurley, the cantankerous, sweater-set-wearing owner of the Sugar Maple Inn, offers Livvy a job. Broke and knowing that her days at the club are numbered, Livvy accepts.

Livvy moves with her larger-than-life, uberenthusiastic dog, Salty, into a sugarhouse on the inn’s property and begins creating her mouthwatering desserts for the residents of Guthrie. She soon uncovers the real reason she has been hired—to help Margaret reclaim the inn’s blue ribbon status at the annual county fair apple pie contest.

With the joys of a fragrant kitchen, the sound of banjos and fiddles being tuned in a barn, and the crisp scent of the orchard just outside the front door, Livvy soon finds herself immersed in small town life. And when she meets Martin McCracken, the Guthrie native who has returned from Seattle to tend his ailing father, Livvy comes to understand that she may not be as alone in this world as she once thought.

But then another new arrival takes the community by surprise, and Livvy must decide whether to do what she does best and flee—or stay and finally discover what it means to belong. Olivia Rawlings may finally find out that the life you want may not be the one you expected—it could be even better.


Powdered Gold – Amazon
by David S. Brody
Rating: 4.4
Genre: Action and Adventure
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“The book has a great and very believable storyline. The characters are presented life-like and also very believably. The research and artifacts used to tie the storyline are magnificent.” -Average Joe

Top 10 Amazon and Boston Globe Bestselling Author

Cam and Amanda don’t for a second believe the Ark of the Covenant is hidden in a cave in the Arizona desert. But when a militant survivalist leads them to a radioactive replica of the Ark, filled with a mysterious white powder, they begin to wonder if legends of Templar Knights visiting the American Southwest on a secret mission might be true.

What is this strange white powder? And is it the key to understanding the true power of both Moses and the sacred Ark of the Covenant?


Zombie Fallout – Amazon
by Mark Tufo
Rating: 4.4
Genre: Science Fiction
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Zombie Fallout – Google Play
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“Nothing in this genre has ever both immediately intrigued me AND made me laugh out loud. NONE. This is a talented writer. I have a feeling I would gladly read his tech reviews. And I HATE tech reviews.” -M. Sexton

It was a flu season like no other. With the H1N1 virus running rampant throughout the country, people lined up in droves to try and attain one of the coveted vaccines. What was not known was the effect this largely untested, rushed to market, inoculation was to have on the unsuspecting throngs. Within days, feverish folk throughout the country convulsed, collapsed, and died, only to be reborn. With a taste for brains, blood, and bodies, these modern-day zombies scoured the lands for their next meal. Overnight the country became a killing ground for the hordes of zombies that ravaged the land.

This is the story of Michael Talbot, his family, and his friends: a band of ordinary people trying to get by in extraordinary times. When disaster strikes, Mike, a self-proclaimed survivalist, does his best to ensure the safety and security of those he cares for. Book one of the Zombie Fallout Trilogy follows our lead character at his self-deprecating, sarcastic best. What he encounters along the way leads him down a long dark road, always skirting the edge of insanity.

Can he keep his family safe? Can he discover the secret behind Tommy’s powers? Can he save anyone from the zombie queen? Encircled in a seemingly safe haven called Little Turtle, Mike and his family, together with the remnants of a tattered community, must fight against a relentless, ruthless, unstoppable force. This last bastion of civilization has made its final stand. God help them all.


Luck of the Draw – Amazon
by Vicki Tharp
Rating: 4.8
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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“A tightly paced plot and engaging characters makes Luck of the Draw a must-read story.” -Elizabeth K.

It’s the seventies. Bras have been burned. Sex has been revolutionized. And despite what her father says, barrel racer Josephine Cox is too young to settle down. She wants to chase cans, not kids. That’s why she’s enforced the strict NO MEN policy during the rodeo season.

Bull rider Silas Foss and his riding buddy have a simple three-step plan. Combine winnings. Buy acreage. Start roughstock ranch. ASAP. Before the bulls break them or bury them.

The season is long, and months on the road can make a girl lonely and question her resolve, especially when there’s a charming and persistent cowboy with his sights set on her. With the end of the season a few short weeks away, and her dream within her grasp, Josephine lets her guard down.

Then everything that has been going so right, rapidly goes wrong. Riders are hurt, and a health crisis hits her family that could force her back home permanently after the circuit ends. All she has with Silas is here and now.

And with the rash of injuries, Josephine wonders if the circuit is cursed or if there is a saboteur. Lives hang in the balance. Will Silas and Josephine be able to come together and protect their friends? Or will distance, duties, and dreams tear them apart?


A Trojan Affair – Amazon
by Michael Smorenburg
Rating: 4.5
Genre: Thriller and Suspense
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“Michael has an almost poetic way with words I really admire. A Trojan Affair was both an entertaining read and a learning experience!” Edwin H.

A town that time forgot simmering with conflict, a preacher dancing to another man’s tune and the naive boy who lights the wick to the powder keg.

When Oxford-raised Dara, a gregarious half-Indian 17-year-old, arrives in the dusty Calvinist village of Carnarvon, he is utterly ill prepared for the bigoted reception that awaits.

Unbeknownst to Dara, let alone the town’s pious community, the devious plans of greedy men who have stirred discontent against the SKA, that the vast machine that Dara’s astrophysicist mother has come to build, are not what they seem.

And so it is Dara, with his dark, goading, Indian features and posh accent, who becomes the lightning rod in a tale that peels back the layers of pent-up rage, xenophobia and generational friction that has been brewing for decades.


Sophie Washington: Hurricane – Amazon
by Tonya Duncan Ellis
Rating: 4.4
Genre: Children and Middle Grade
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“I recommend this series wholeheartedly. It inspires the unity of races, soothes fears, and faces everyday life with a smile.” -Barbara S.

#Sophie Strong

A hurricane’s coming, and eleven-year-old Sophie Washington’s typical middle school life in the Houston, Texas suburbs is about to make a major change. One day she’s teasing her little brother, Cole, dodging classmate Nathan Jones’ wayward science lab frog and complaining about “braggamuffin” cheerleader Valentina Martinez, and the next, she and her family are fleeing for their lives to avoid dangerous flood waters.

Finding a place to stay isn’t easy during the disaster, and the Washington’s get some surprise visitors when they finally do locate shelter. To add to the trouble, three members of the Washington family go missing during the storm, and new friends lose their home. In the middle of it all, Sophie learns to be grateful for what she has and that she is stronger than she ever imagined.

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The Twelfth Juror – Amazon
by Alexandra Swann and Joyce Swann
Rating: 3.9
Genre: Christian Fiction
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Young, beautiful, ambitious Megan Cleary seems to have the perfect life—a dream job in a prestigious law firm in New York City, an upscale boyfriend, and a fabulous apartment. But her perfect world is shattered when, while working late one night, she is brutally attacked. Terrified by her ordeal, Megan determines that, no matter what happens, she will never again be a victim.

A few months later, Megan’s attacker returns, but this time she is armed and ready. She shoots her assailant and flees the scene before the police arrive and discover the body. Thinking she is now safe, she hides her crime and tries to go on with her life as if nothing has happened. But only a few days later she discovers the horrible truth—killing her assailant was only the beginning of her problems, and she now faces consequences she could have never imagined….


Roan – Amazon
by Ava Benton
Rating: 3.8
Genre: Paranormal/Romance
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A former Special Forces wolf shifter.

Roan takes assignments. Hey, former Special Ops guys have to pay bills, too. Except their targets shouldn’t look like she does, should they?

A desperate hottie on the run.

Hope had the best of lives. Haute couture, mansions, the coolest parties. That went to hell in a handbasket when she witnessed a murder.

Now she’s on the run, and the guy that’s hunting her is out of control sexy. Hopefully, he’s changing sides. Sooner, rather than later.


The Grand Tour: Four International Mysteries – Amazon
by Michaela Thompson
Rating: 3.9
Genre: Mystery
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Armchair travelers who happen to love cozy puzzlers won’t be able to resist this deal. Four of Michaela Thompson’s delightful international mystery novels—set in France, Italy, and India—each featuring bright and funny leading ladies, are on sale as a box set.

Take the grand tour! Cuddle up and enjoy these exotic and thrilling adventures one after the other.



Florida transplant Georgia Lee Maxwell doesn’t take to Paris at first, despite the fact that she’s at least leaving a no-good man and a hated job as a society editor. Now she’s a Paris correspondent, thank you very much—a dream come true for any journalist.

There’s just a slight down side—she arrives in freezing rain, gets caught in a traffic jam caused by a bomb scare, and hates her apartment; but the real Bonjour is finding herself face down on a museum floor during a robbery. Three terrifying masked gunmen shoot the unfortunate security guard and make off with only a mirror. Does it have some prophetic ability? Does someone know something the gendarmes don’t? Here’s what Georgia Lee knows: If she finds out first, she’s a journalistic hero. If she doesn’t, she’s dead.



In journalist Georgia Lee Maxwell’s second adventure, she leaves her new home in Paris for Provence, where she’s been offered a lucrative ghost-writing job. But her co-author, suspected murderess Vivien Howard, the widow of a wealthy New York financier, seems strangely uninterested in writing her memoir Vivian was widely believed to have murdered her husband but was never charged with the crime, and now she promises to tell all.

Amid the beauties of Provence, settled in, a charming renovated farmhouse, Georgia Lee finds a household full of ill-feeling, not to mention suspicious characters. Frustrated by Vivien’s lack of cooperation and unnerved by threatening letters, Georgia Lee soon realizes that she has become a player in a more dangerous game than she could have imagined. And then there’s another murder.



The surreal splendor of Venice glitters and mesmerizes as six so-called friends who, it turns out, barely know each other meet at Carnival to play a malignant game that quickly turns murderous. Sally, the “Tallahassee lassie” spurned by the rest as a virtual hayseed, is swept up by a mysterious count, attending masked balls, operas, and Carnival revels even as she mourns her marriage and dodges a deadly pursuer. “Things should happen at Carnival,” says her unlikely protector, who resembles Harlequin in more than his costume. “If they go on just the same, there’s no reason for Carnival at all.” There’s absolutely no chance of that in this psychological tour de force of surging identities wrestling to emerge in people forced by violence to confront their inner Harlequins and Medusas.



“Placing blame” thinks Marina Robinson, “is my life’s work. And why?” There’s a lot in her past to account for—nightmares and terrors, crimes and betrayals that happened half a world away, ten years go. Now she’s an engineer with a great job. She’s a failure analyst, an investigator who figures out what causes accidents, and she’s working on her most fascinating case—the fatal crash of a roller coaster–when suddenly the phone rings. And her world tilts…
The elusive, unidentified caller can be only one person.


The Rake and the Bishop’s Daughter – Amazon
by Julia Donner
Rating: 4.3
Genre: Historical Romance
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Society’s beloved wastrel, Sir Harry Collyns, pushes his popularity past the point of acceptability when he poses for a statue that creates a social uproar. People line up for blocks to see Handsome Harry in the nude, sculpted by a female artist! Bored with the fuss and scandal, Harry hitches up his fastest team, heads for the country, and a near fatal curricle accident.

When the bandages are removed from his head days later, he discovers the angel-voiced widow who’d cared for him is neither elderly nor as mild as her tone, but a straight-laced do-gooder unimpressed with his flamboyant past and dashing good looks. Head-battered and heading for a broken heart, he falls into love with Widow Olivia St. Clair, who might be the one woman in England that Harry can’t charm into loving him back.


And the Day Came – Amazon
by Phyllis H. Moore
Rating: 3.8
Genre: Historical Fiction
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She longed to know her father, a man deceased since she was an infant in her brothers’ arms. However Doris Marie’s brothers and uncles were a worried den of men who kept her at a distance. They planned her future when she was a girl of twelve following her mother’s death. She yearned for her childhood days at the bay house where they swam, told stories and roamed the beach. Nothing would be the same without her parents and brothers at her side. Doris would be shuffled from relatives’ homes to a boarding school in San Antonio. Prior to 1936 she would run away and plead to return to her small hometown—to people she knew and they knew her. She longed for the comfort of recognition and to be near the graves of her parents and deceased sisters.

It was a chance encounter with another girl and her mother that sparked Doris’s intent to make a final plea to her uncles. However, there was something about the girl, a whisper of recognition. Their stories would echo against the decades from the time they were teenagers until they were in their seventies. Doris could never dream that what she longed for and thought was impossible could become a reality. Would it be too late to reclaim the years lost to longing, or would Doris reconcile herself to the intentions of her uncles?

This historical fiction is based on the real life story of Doris Marie Linney Moore, born in 1919. It is a tribute to her quest to know her parents and her ability to become the mother of nine children. It is a character driven tale with real people from the Johnson and Linney families: Teddy, an awkward, physically challenged bachelor with a crumpled straw Stetson and a wide smile, Myrtle, Doris’s lonely, creative, melancholy mother and a cast of uncles and brothers not knowing how to handle the emotions that death provokes for their charge, Doris, and for themselves.

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