Bargain and Free Books for 5-22-17

by Greg on May 22, 2017

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

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Bargain Books

Sisi: Empress on Her Own – Amazon
by Allison Pataki
Rating: 4.3
Genre: Historical Fiction
Price: $2.99 Save $10.00
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Sisi: Empress on Her Own – Nook
Sisi: Empress on Her Own – iBooks
Sisi: Empress on Her Own – Google Play

“Pataki’s extensive historical research is evident as she deftly explores the complex life of a woman who was both loved and hated by those whom she ruled…brings richness and relevance to the story of the woman who worked tirelessly to protect the face of an empire.” -Publishers Weekly

New York Times Bestseller

Married to Emperor Franz Joseph, Elisabeth—fondly known as Sisi—captures the hearts of her people as their “fairy queen,” but beneath that dazzling persona lives a far more complex figure. In mid-nineteenth-century Vienna, the halls of the Hofburg Palace buzz not only with imperial waltzes and champagne but with temptations, rivals, and cutthroat intrigue. Feeling stifled by strict protocols and a turbulent marriage, Sisi grows restless. A free-spirited wanderer, she finds solace at her estate outside Budapest. There she rides her beloved horses and enjoys visits from the Hungarian statesman Count Andrássy, the man with whom she’s unwittingly fallen in love. But tragic news brings Sisi out of her fragile seclusion, forcing her to return to her capital and a world of gossip, envy, and sorrow where a dangerous fate lurks in the shadows.

Through love affairs and loss, dedication and defiance, Sisi struggles against conflicting desires: to keep her family together, or to flee amid the collapse of her suffocating marriage and the gathering tumult of the First World War. In an age of crumbling monarchies, Sisi fights to assert her right to the throne beside her husband, to win the love of her people and the world, and to save an empire. But in the end, can she save herself?

Featuring larger-than-life historic figures such as Bavaria’s “Mad King Ludwig” and the tragic Crown Prince Rudolf, and set against many of Europe’s grandest sites—from Germany’s storied Neuschwanstein Castle to England’s lush shires—Sisi brings to life an extraordinary woman and the romantic, volatile era over which she presided.


Medieval Matriarchs Boxed Set – Amazon
by Elizabeth Rose
Rating: 4.5
Genre: Historical Romance
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Top 20 Amazon Bestselling and Award-Winning Author

This is a set that features medieval mothers with a baby or child. Being a mother is not an easy job, and one is not always prepared for the trials or hardships or even the joy that often comes with it. These six stories are each from a different series by Elizabeth Rose.

This set includes:

Lady Renegade – Book 1 (Legacy of the Blade Series)

Wren is a blind woman who leads an army of renegades with her son at her side. And when Highlander, Storm MacKeefe is hired to capture her, she ends up capturing him instead.

Daughters of the Dagger Series Prequel

Mirabelle is willing to do anything to give her husband coveted sons. So when she hears of a superstition that will give her what she wants, she tries it. But greed gets in the way, and things don’t always end up the way one plans.

Onyx – Book 1 (MadMan MacKeefe Series)

Onyx is feared not only because of his two different colored eyes, but because he’s a crazy Highlander. But when his mother’s life is threatened, he takes the Englishwoman, Lady Lovelle, captive as he searches for the missing item that will save his mother’s life. But while they’re on their journey, Lovelle’s son’s life hangs in the balance.

Destiny’s Kiss – Prequel (Legendary Bastards of the Crown Series)

Annalyse is the cursed second-born twin and has been hidden away in a convent her whole life. But when her very pregnant sister calls her to be by her side during the birth of the king’s bastard, she returns home. Once there, she is kissed under the kissing bough by the rugged Scot, Ross Douglas. Was it destiny’s kiss that determines their unexpected trial-filled future together?

The Baron’s Destiny – Book 3 (Barons of the Cinque Ports Series)

Celestine de Bar wants to escape France with her son, Claude, after her mother was burned for being a witch. So when her English ex-husband Lord John Montague, Baron of the Cinque Ports, is found on her home soil, she finds a way to convince him to take her and Claude back to England with him – even if she has to trick him into it.

Thief of Olympus (Greek Myth Fantasy Series)

Lysandra is an Amazon princess who mates with a man of her mother’s choice at her coming-of-age ceremony. She hopes to birth the stronger of the genders – a female. But little does she know she’s mated with King Zarek who is also known as the King of Thieves. And when their baby is stolen, it’s up to them to work together to steal back from the gods the most precious gift of all.


The Abducted Super Boxset – Amazon
by Roger Hayden
Rating: 4.5
Genre: Mystery
Price: $0.99 Save $4.00
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“A most interesting set of stories. Well plotted with many twists.” -Larry M.

Bestselling Mystery/Thriller author Roger Hayden brings you the complete collection of the highly-rated “Abducted” Series. These stories have accumulated over 500 five-star reviews and have been boxed together for the first time! That’s TWO COMPLETE BOOK SERIES totaling 6 NOVELS!

To solve a high-profile abduction, one former-police officer must confront a dark past.

A child’s abduction leads to a frightening pattern within a South Florida town where nothing is as it seems. Amidst the vast wetlands, suburban sprawl, and tropical heat, the Lee County police department knows what to expect on any given day. But when a serial child predator stakes his claim in the area, there is no knowing when and where he will strike. The parents of the latest victim are baffled to receive no ransom demands, given their wealth and influence. And the town is in an uproar as the girl marks the fifth child to vanish.

The Abducted Odessa

A girl’s sudden disappearance leads to a disturbing pattern.

The hunt for a kidnapper reveals a conspiracy unlike anything seen in the town of Odessa, Texas. Notes left for investigators claim to be from the kidnapper, taunting them along the way and mentioning one former-detective by name, Miriam Sandoval. Miriam is then enlisted to help crack the case, but what she finds results in more troubling questions, including suspects who wind up murdered. Leaks soon compromise the case, and Miriam is left with the difficult decision of holding back or doing things her way. The clock is ticking, and the deadly game of a demented predator has just begun. Can Miriam solve the mystery in time, or will the missing girls’ suffer a tragic fate into the unknown?


Written in the Stars – Amazon
by Freya Jackson
Rating: 5.0
Genre: Paranormal/Romance
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“A contrast between good and evil; light and darkness; attraction and duty; lust and destiny… This was a fun story to read.” -Texas

USA Today Bestselling Author

When love’s written in the stars, not even the gods can keep them apart.

Midnight Shaman Damien Stone has taken an oath to the other Elders who run the central coven in England never to get involved with one of his trainee witches, and so far he’s had no problem keeping his promise. But from the moment he and his wolf spirit guide sense Kimi Fox, he knows he’s in trouble. Time slows when Kimi’s in his arms, but the Goddess herself warns him he’s only there to train her, and he can’t risk a relationship with Kimi or he’ll lose his powers.

Kimi’s instantly drawn to the mysterious shaman, and sparks fly, literally, when she kisses him. But she’s just as determined not to act on that attraction, still not sure she wants a part of the magical world into which she’s been thrown.

The effort of keeping apart from Damien proves as difficult as trying to separate two extremely powerful magnets. Blowing Exeter’s power grid during their first lovemaking session is only the start to their troubles, and that’s before they find out the forces of darkness are about to invade on Halloween. But when love’s written in the stars, not even the gods can keep them apart.


ICE – Amazon
by Kevin Tinto
Rating: 4.5
Genre: Action and Adventure
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“In ICE, author Kevin Tinto promises much and delivers more.” -Richard O.


Archaeologist Leah Andrews stumbles upon something inexplicable in southwestern New Mexico: inside a dark cavern lies an undiscovered, Native American cliff dwelling abandoned for 800 years. While twisting through one of the narrow underground passageways, Leah’s flashlight illuminates the remains of a violent massacre.

Ancient human remains—all slaughtered in a long-ago massacre—cover the cavern floor, along with a number of brilliantly colored, granite crystals. The rare crystals are native to only one place on earth: a frozen mountain range in central Antarctica.

Could Native Americans have traveled to the frozen continent of Antarctica 800 years prior to the first known human exploration? If so how? And why?

There’s only one person who can get Leah to those mountains in Antarctica: her estranged husband and climbing guide Jack Hobson.

At their destination they make a stunning discovery that will change history and science forever. But Leah’s team is far from the only interested party.

As her secret makes its way to the highest levels of government, a race to seize the Russian-claimed Antarctic territory brings the world to the brink of nuclear conflict.


Someone Else’s Fairytale Box Set: Books 1-4 – Amazon
by E.M. Tippetts
Rating: 4.5
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Price: $0.99 Save $8.00
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Someone Else’s Fairytale Box Set: Books 1-4 – Nook
Someone Else’s Fairytale Box Set: Books 1-4 – iBooks
Someone Else’s Fairytale Box Set: Books 1-4 – Google Play
Someone Else’s Fairytale Box Set: Books 1-4 – Kobo

Top 100 Amazon Bestselling Author

Ordinary Chloe Winters has what every woman wants–the heart of Hollywood’s hottest celebrity Jason Vanderholt. Falling for a hot shot A-lister is the last thing on Chloe’s mind. She has no interest in romance–or his scene, especially the crowd of people who surround him. After all, Chloe’s more wrapped up in finishing college–not fraternizing with Hollywood’s elite. Her best bet is to stay under the radar and steer clear of everyone’s leading man.

But Jason can’t get his mind off the timid and sweet girl. Now, it’s up to the heartthrob to steal the heart of the one girl who doesn’t want him. But what happens when this contemporary Cinderella doesn’t even want to try on the glass slipper?

After all, not everyone has the same fairytale. . .

This box set contains the following books:

Someone Else’s Fairytale

Nobody’s Damsel

The Hunt for the Big Bad Wolf

My Wicked Half-Sister


The Children of Darkness – Amazon
by David Litwack
Rating: 4.2
Genre: Science Fiction
Price: $0.99 Save $2.00
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“The plot unfolds easily, swiftly, and never lets the readers’ attention wane… After reading this one, it will be a real hardship to have to wait to see what happens next.” -Feathered Quill Book Reviews

Award-Winning Author

A thousand years ago the Darkness came—a terrible time of violence, fear, and social collapse when technology ran rampant. But the vicars of the Temple of Light brought peace, ushering in an era of blessed simplicity. For ten centuries they have kept the madness at bay with “temple magic,” and by eliminating forever the rush of progress that nearly caused the destruction of everything.

Childhood friends, Orah and Nathaniel, have always lived in the tiny village of Little Pond, longing for more from life but unwilling to challenge the rigid status quo. When their friend Thomas returns from the Temple after his “teaching”—the secret coming-of-age ritual that binds young men and women eternally to the Light—they barely recognize the broken and brooding young man the boy has become. Then when Orah is summoned as well, Nathaniel follows in a foolhardy attempt to save her.

In the prisons of Temple City, they discover a terrible secret that launches the three on a journey to find the forbidden keep, placing their lives in jeopardy, for a truth from the past awaits that threatens the foundation of the Temple. If they reveal that truth, they might once again release the potential of their people.

Yet they would also incur the Temple’s wrath as it is written: “If there comes among you a prophet saying, ‘Let us return to the darkness,’ you shall stone him, because he has sought to thrust you away from the Light.”


A Cunning Plan – Amazon
by Astrid Arditi
Rating: 4.6
Genre: Romantic Suspense
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“…it has all the right ingredients, well written, nice pacing with a good balance of good strong narrative and realistic dialogue.” -Patrick

Determined to put her family back together, Sloane Harper stalks her ex husband and his annoyingly stunning mistress, Kate Stappleton.

But she’s not the only one.

Handsome IRS agent Ethan Cunning is surveying Kate too, but for entirely different reasons. He is attempting to nail Kate’s playboy boss.

Ethan and Sloane decide to help each other, which sends Sloane’s wobbly life spinning out of control. She’ll have to face danger, humiliation, and – scariest of all – the dating scene, to lure her daughters’ father home. Losing control was the best thing to happen to Sloane…until it turned lethal.

Free Books

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Ghost of a Chance – Amazon
by Yasmine Galenorn
Rating: 4.5
Genre: Mystery
Price: $0.00 Save $2.99
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Ghost of a Chance – Nook
Ghost of a Chance – iBooks
Ghost of a Chance – Kobo

NY Times, Publisher’s Weekly, USA Today Bestselling and Award-Winning Author

Emerald O’Brien is the owner of the Chintz ‘n China Tea Room where guests are served the perfect blend of teas and tarot readings.

She never set out to be a detective, but once word gets out that she can communicate with the dead, there’s no turning back… When the ghost of Susan Mitchell asks for Emerald’s help in convicting her own murderer, Emerald can’t refuse.

Along with her friends-an ex-supermodel and a cop-and her new love interest, Emerald must search for clues to put the killer behind bars, and Susan’s tortured soul to rest.


Good Intentions – Amazon
by Brenda K. Davies
Rating: 4.7
Genre: Paranormal/Romance
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Good Intentions – Nook
Good Intentions – iBooks
Good Intentions – Google Play
Good Intentions – Kobo

USA Today Bestselling Author


It has been thirteen years since the war started, the bombs were dropped, and the central states became a thing of the past. When the war ended, a wall was erected to divide the surviving states from those destroyed. I never expected to go beyond the wall, but unlike all the others who volunteered to go, I wasn’t given a choice.

With a dim knowledge of what I could do, the soldiers came for me. They took me beyond the wall where I learned that the truth is far more terrifying than I’d ever dreamed. Alone, with humans and demons seeking to learn what it is I can do, I find myself irresistibly drawn to the one man I should be avoiding most. One who intrigues and infuriates me. One who is not even a man, not really.


My entire life, I’ve had only one mission, reclaim my throne from Lucifer and put right everything that was torn apart when he was cast from Heaven. It’s a mission I haven’t wavered from, not even when the humans tore open the gates and unleashed Hell on Earth.

Now, I’ve never been closer to obtaining my goal, yet I find myself risking it all because I cannot stay away from her, a human who may be the key to it all.


My One and Only – Amazon
by Shannon Guymon
Rating: 4.0
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Amazon Bestselling Author

Meredith Jensen has seen her share of ups and downs. She’s found love twice already and lost it in spectacularly traumatic ways. Now? She just wants a peaceful life, free from love and drama.

Meredith’s plans for the future center around planning other people’s weddings and her new online dating website. Just because she works to help other people find love doesn’t mean she wants any part of it though.

Unfortunately for Meredith’s plans, Asher Murphy is determined to get her to give love another chance. But then again, so is Pule Matafeo. Meredith has never denied that she’s stubborn and feisty so it might take the combined forces of all their friends in Fircrest to get her heart back on track in time for Valentine’s Day.


Berkley Street – Amazon
by Ron Ripley
Rating: 4.6
Genre: Horror
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Berkley Street – Nook
Berkley Street – iBooks
Berkley Street – Kobo

Shane Ryan returns to Nashua and the childhood memories that drove him to join the Marines. After a prolonged legal battle with his aunt and uncle, Shane has possession of the family home where his parents disappeared over 20 years ago. The house, a monstrous castle filled with ghosts and secrets, is more alive than its inhabitants.

When his aunt and uncle come to town, then vanish, Shane’s life takes a turn for the worse. Detective Marie Lafontaine immediately labels Shane as the prime suspect. And in a race against time, Shane desperately searches for clues about his parents.

But there’s something lurking beyond the walls and beneath the surface. Something sinister that has haunted him ever since he saw its face in the pond behind the house. And it isn’t happy that Shane is back.

It isn’t happy at all.

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