Bargain and Free Books for 8-01-17

by Ron on August 1, 2017

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Vangie Vale And The Murdered Macaron – Amazon
by R.L. Syme
Rating: 4.8
Genre: Mystery
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“Refreshing and funny romantic new mystery series about a smart heroine with a job you’ve never seen before…matchbaker, also part time pastor and investigator.” -Nicole L.

USA Today Bestselling Author

Small towns and gossip go together like flaky crust and sweet pastry cream. Between the police scanners, the coffee ladies, and the senior center, no secret is safe for long. But Vangie Vale wants nothing more than to stay under the radar…especially the police radar.

So when her new bakery is linked to a murder investigation, nothing will stop the gossip mill from connecting her to the dead body. Can’t have that.

In order to clear her good name and keep her face off the front page, this bakery owner becomes extra nosy…with a little side of breaking-and-entering. But when she comes face-to-face with the Sheriff, Vangie can’t ignore the fact that one of her macarons was involved in a murder. She has to find the real murderer.

Recipe inside: The Murdered Macaron!


Unseen Love – Amazon
by Nancy Kimball
Rating: 4.9
Genre: Christian Fiction
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“I loved everything about this story: the unique plot, the passionate and realistic characters, the witty dialogue and especially the dynamic message woven into the pages.” -Joan

In the shadows of pagan Rome, Laelia Ricarri’s recent blindness destroys her hopes of a betrothal to escape her abusive father. For Drusus, his new mistress is more capable, and beautiful, than she knows. As Drusus reawakens Laelia’s inner strength, his patient encouragement is awakening her heart. She’s learning to trust, as Drusus must also learn to trust in his God.

But his newfound faith has made him an enemy of Rome, and a former friend turned rival threatens to ensnare Laelia in his sinister plan for them both. When the indiscriminate tide of tragedy sweeps through Rome, Drusus and Laelia will have to put their faith in each other to survive. Even if that means being parted forever.


Summer Fireworks – Amazon
by Various Authors
Rating: 5.0
Genre: Romance
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“For the sake of brevity, just let me recommend all the novellas in this collection. You ‘ll find each story is unique, and each has interesting characters.” -Cecelia L.

Amazon, Publisher’s Weekly Bestselling and Award-Winning Authors

4th of July Romance Collection written by six multi-published, popular authors, and introducing three debut authors

Strange Voices in the Night by Lena Nelson Dooley – National bestseller, multi-award-winning author

While movie star, Katarina Slaughter, is in Texas trying to take care of all the business attached to her inheritance after her grandmother’s death, strange things start to happen. Not the least of which is when Wise County Deputy Sheriff, Austin Krum, and a host of other deputies, bright lights, and a bullhorn awaken her in the night. Sparks, both good and not so good, ensue.

Fireworks and Fireflies by Lisa Crane – multi-published Amazon author

LaRue Payton left her hometown seven years ago after the ultimate betrayal. The death of her father calls her back, only to discover some things haven’t changed. Especially her feelings for Cash Embry. Angry at Rue for leaving without a word seven years ago, Cash wants to hurt her as much as she did him. And yet he’s drawn to her as to no other woman. Can they move beyond the hurt and betrayal of the past and find the love that might have been?

A Star-Spangled Homecoming by Leann Harris – Multi-published author

When Star Taylor returns home to Alpine, Texas to finish her degree at McDonald Observatory, the last thing she expects is run into her high school boyfriend, Bart Hays. The man is a widower with a five-year-old son. Will romance win this time? Or will the circumstances of today drown out their growing love?

Firecracker Bride by Anne Greene – Multi-published and multi-award winning author

1879 – Cat Divine resists stage robbers, her demanding father, gossiping neighbors, and flash floods. But can she resist Travis McGuire, a hero with a heart and bravery as big as his Texas home?

Someone Special by Kathy Wall – Multi-published author

Charlotte O’Malley and Howard Wiseman pull off the scam of the century by tricking her mother into believing she’s getting serious over a guy. Charlotte, graduate student in medical nuclear engineering, is only interested in her research. They never lied, only implied what Mom wanted to believe. Averting Mom’s questions on wedding, family, and kids is more difficult than anticipated. On July 4th, Charlotte discovers rainbows and dreams do come true. Will it last?

Artemisian Summer by debut author Rachael Acree

Abigail Cartwright thought her heart was broken beyond repair, but an impulse decision to teach archery might just change that. Over the summer at Camp Wanahakaluge, God heals her broken heart and restores her faith in people.

A Cry for Independence by debut author Joy Massenburge

Some cry wolf, Tammie Morris cries independence after another failed relationship. Can her son’s father, Q, come back into her life and convince her reuniting their family under God is the freedom her heart seeks.

Explosions and Fireworks by debut author Sara-Meg Seese

With only weeks to go before their wedding date, Athena is eager to marry her sweetheart Santiago when he finally returns home from his Army Reserves deployment. But a single phone call is the spark that turns their dreams of a perfect life together into a nightmare. Will their love survive the bad news bombardment?

I Got Your Back by Lisa J Crane – multi-published Amazon author

Magnolia Ellison was the butt of cruel fat jokes most of her life. In college, she discovered her weight was the result of a prescription drug. Her study group had a big surprise when they coerced her into singing karaoke. Between the weight loss and that karaoke performance, Magnolia’s life was changed forever. Ten years later, she returns home for her high school reunion. Her high school crush, Reese Essex, always promised he’d have her back. But when he gets the chance to have her back for good, will he take the chance?

You won’t want to miss these diverse romantic stories.


With These Wings – Amazon
by Wendy Knight
Rating: 4.9
Genre: Young Adult
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“This is the author’s most brilliant work to date. Simply cannot get enough of this gorgeous read!” -Sairaika

Top 100 Amazon Bestselling and Award-Winning Author

Seventeen-year-old Phoenyx was taken by the aliens who were supposed to save humanity. But Phoenyx didn’t die. She escaped.

Changed, different. Terrifying.

Now she protects the people she used to call neighbors and friends, despite the fact that they don’t trust her. She looks like the aliens—beautiful, strong, and winged. And that’s why those she protects want her dead.

She doesn’t blame them.

All the while, she’s searching for Cole, the boy whose arms she was ripped from the night she was taken. When he shows up at their compound with a new love, everything Phoenyx has been fighting for is turned on its head, and she has to figure out what side she’s really on and who she really is before she loses herself completely.

Never trust beautiful things.


A Concise History of Ireland – Amazon
by P. W. Joyce
Rating: 4.0
Genre: Non-Fiction
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“Very detailed. If you want to know how Ireland and its people came to be, this is the answer. It goes back to the beginning.” -Joanne G.

A Concise History of Ireland by P. W. Joyce is a seminal work covering the history of the nation from ancient times through to the political turmoil of the nineteenth century.

Joyce provides a detailed look at the customs and culture of ancient Ireland, its language, literature, art, and religion.

Before the first Anglo-Norman invasion in 1169, Ireland was ruled by high kings who variously ruled all or parts of Ireland. The struggle for power between these kings resulted in many conflicts and produced such famous Irish war-kings as Brian Boru, Malachi and Dermot MacMurrogh.

The book tracks the development of religion in Ireland from the pagan beliefs of ancient Ireland to the coming of St Patrick and the spread of Christianity. It also follows the religious effects of centuries of plantations and the religious divides that emerged as a result.

Joyce examines the development of Anglo-Irish relations spanning from 1169, through to the Plantations of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to the rebellions of the nineteenth century.

A Concise History of Ireland is a fascinating account at the complex history of this small country.

P. W. Joyce was an Irish historian and writer who specialized in creating histories of localities all throughout Ireland. As a result of his efforts, he became one of the most important Irish cultural figures of the late 19th century, producing works about the languages, music, literature, folklore, and the background of the names of places all throughout Ireland. This work was published in 1893 and he passed away in 1914.


Ivy Kingdom’s Not-So-Fairytale Boxset – Amazon
by Lee Hayton
Rating: 4.5
Genre: Fantasy
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Ivy Kingdom has never been known for happy endings.

For a thousand years, Ivy Kingdom had been ruled by a family of tyrants. First-born males who slant the laws into their favor and pillage whatever they want from the world. Over time, the importance of females has eroded into an afterthought. A woman’s physical presence is one more commodity that can be discarded and replaced.

Until a lazy wolf kick starts a chain of events that might lead to a quiet revolution. Join him and the three brave women who’ll take center stage in this evolving landscape. A stepsister, a witch, and a useless old woman abandoned by her family to die.

If their individual battles result in overturning a blighted legacy, then perhaps this rotten kingdom might finally win a joyful epilogue.

Just don’t expect a smiling princess to walk arm in arm up a wedding aisle.

The Boxset contains the following titles:

Red Riding Hood’s Not-So-Bad Big Wolf

Cinderella’s Not-So Ugly Stepsister

Hansel & Gretel’s Not-So-Old Crone

Snow White’s Not-So-Evil Stepmother

Sleeping Beauty’s Not-So-Weak Prince


Malta Victory – Amazon
by Robert Jackson
Rating: 4.3
Genre: Action and Adventure
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“An amazingly well-written fictional book…The flying and combat scenes will have you holding on to your parachute !!! I can’t speak highly enough about the writer’s skill in this book.” -Barry Jenkins

May, 1942.

With enemies on all sides, the war-torn island of Malta — a vital strategic position in the Mediterranean — is at the point of defeat.

In a desperate attempt to win time for essential supplies to reach the island without being bombed, Flight Lieutenant George Yeoman and a force of 64 Spitfires are flown in from aircraft carriers.

Despite the 13 victories already to his credit, Yeoman knew that they would have to fight as never before… outnumbered by Italian and German Air Forces determined to unleash a continuous onslaught on the island.

Hitler is furious that anyone would dare to shield Malta and he has chilling plans…

Time is running out to protect the island from invasion and conditions are horrific, crowds of ragged children chase the pilots for pennies and local young men are shot for the smallest of errors.

As the haunting beauty of the land is shattered by bombs, the pilots endure great uncertainty and realise that grave personal sacrifices must be made if the mission is to be a success. The odds are severely stacked against them.

Yeoman is also deeply troubled by memories of his lover, newspaper correspondent Julia Connors who has been swept up in the war effort elsewhere. Disheartened and wondering if he will make it home at all, he doubts he will ever see her again.

When he meets Lucia Manduca, daughter of a baron, he makes an impulsive decision during a raid at Lucia’s request which places them both in danger…

The fate of Malta is in the hands of the pilots, but will all of them survive and what will be the personal consequences of this tragic war?

Robert Jackson (b. 1941) is a prolific author of military and aviation history. As an active serviceman in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve he flew a wide range of aircraft, ranging from jets to gliders. Malta Victory is the fourth book in the Sergeant George Yeoman series.

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Touched by the Dark – Amazon
by LJ Swallow
Rating: 4.1
Genre: Paranormal/Romance
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USA Today Bestselling Author

Alek could kill Rose with a kiss. Finn, with a touch. Her connection to the two men threatens them all.

Rose survived the accident that killed her friend. The problem is the life she returns to scares her more than the night she almost died.

When Alek and Finn enter her world, Rose discovers the after-effects of the accident are worse than she thought. The slow recovery and fogged nightmares aren’t the only changes she needs to cope with.

Rose has an immediate and intense attraction to arrogant housemate, Alek, and this confuses her as much as the chilling effect of her enigmatic work colleague, Finn.

Alek has lived years closed off from people. He didn’t expect someone like Rose to come into his life and challenge the reality he grips onto.

If Finn doesn’t fix the mistake he made, his life is in danger. His desire to help and protect Rose makes his task difficult, especially when she’s the mistake he needs to fix.


Miss Amelia Lands a Duke – Amazon
by Sandy Raven
Rating: 4.0
Genre: Historical Romance
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Miss Amelia Lands a Duke – Nook
Miss Amelia Lands a Duke – iBooks
Miss Amelia Lands a Duke – Google Play
Miss Amelia Lands a Duke – Kobo

Spinster Amelia accepts a position as a companion to her social-climbing aunt who is planning her next wedding before she is even out of mourning for her second husband. And the man her aunt is stalking is none other than the wealthy widower, the Duke of Caversham.

At a house party attended by both the duke and her aunt, Amelia is horrified at her aunt’s behavior and decides to hide away in their host’s library and gardens for the duration of their visit. On an evening walk through the maze she meets an older gentleman who intrigues and arouses her. She flees without learning his name, only to stumble across that same handsome gentleman in the library days later, where to Amelia’s astonishment, he kisses her. And she kisses him back!

Amelia and the duke are caught in their passionate embrace by her aunt. Embarrassed at her own wanton behavior, Amelia flees the room believing he’s used her to avoid her aunt. After confronting her aunt, the duke does what he believes is the honorable thing and makes plans to marry Amelia.

Only he never asks her.


The Lavender of Larch Hall – Amazon
by Ruby Loren
Rating: 4.2
Genre: Mystery
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The Lavender of Larch Hall – Nook

Emily Haversson has a mystery on her hands.

Historical researcher, Emily Haversson, and Mr Bumble (the cat) are at heritage site, Larch Hall, to go through some old records. They’ve only been there a day, when Emily discovers an old love letter that contains cryptic clues to a ‘legacy of love’ buried in the garden at Larch Hall.

She approaches the head gardener, Rob, to see what he makes of the clue, but he expressly forbids her from digging up the garden. The next morning, he discovers soil and lavender bushes strewn everywhere, and immediately accuses Emily.

Only she knows the truth…

Someone else is hunting for the secret buried beneath the lavender of Larch Hall!


Refuge Planet: For Sale by Owner – Amazon
by D D Godley
Rating: 4.4
Genre: Science Fiction
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The truth about alien contact and abductions is revealed.

Disclosure: July 9th, 1947 –

An intelligent creature was recovered from the wreckage of a mysterious object. Lieutenant Joshua Simpson receives his final order, “bond with it.”

While “bonding with it” the Lieutenant discovers the frightening truth about humanity. Where did we come from? How did we get here? Who are these visitors?

Disclosure: October 16th, 2020 –

One-thousand breeding couples are abducted.

Why? How are these abductions related to Lieutenant Joshua Simpson?

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