More Bargain and Free Books for 12-25-16

by Greg on December 25, 2016

Enjoy some great new books from this collection of 8 bargain books and 3 free books!

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Bargain Books

Angus MacBain and The Island of Sleeping Kings – Amazon
by Angela J. Townsend
Rating: 4.2
Genre: Fantasy
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“Angus MacBain and the Island of Sleeping Kings is a great story for all ages.” -Kristy’s Reviews

Award-Winning Author

Angus MacBain is unaware that his ancestral roots hail from an ancient sect of Scottish kings. When his dying grandfather gives him a dragon pendant, thirteen-year-old Angus learns of a legacy that will take him across an ocean to the island of Iona and thrust him into a heritage he did not know he had. He soon discovers that his mother, whom he had believed dead, is really a seal fairy, in hiding from a dangerous enemy.

To save her, Angus must undergo a perilous journey of destiny and power to battle an evil Dacian knight and those who serve him. With only his family shield and the advice of a wizened vampire hunter to protect him, Angus must navigate dangerous terrain and dark enemies, in a land where the past and the present mingle, and sleeping kings wake.


Death of an Airman – Amazon
by C. St John Sprigg
Rating: 4.4
Genre: Thriller and Suspense
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“A most ingenious and exciting plot… vigorous style… entertaining characters… exceedingly odd goings-on.” -Dorothy L. Sayers, author

England. 1934.

In full view of a half dozen witnesses, the flying instructor of the Baston Aero Club goes into a tail spin, crashes, and is killed.

Merely a regrettable incident apparently, but that unique character, the Bishop of Cootamundra, who is learning to fly at the Club whilst on leave, thinks otherwise.

He doubts that the strange death was an accident.

These suspicions are the starting point of an investigation which involves an amazing chain of intrigue linked to the quiet town of Baston, culminating in one of the cleverest murders in detective fiction.

Together with Inspector Bray of Scotland Yard and Inspector Creighton, the Bishop uncovers an international crime operation involving cocaine, drug smuggling, secret marriages, French newspapers and loyalty to an elusive figure known as ‘The Chief’.

Included in the cast of this dramatic crime are Sally Sackbut, irreverent and flighty manager of the Club; two rival transatlantic flyers; Tommy Vane, who handles a double Scotch with greater agility than he handles a plane; Lady Crumbles, amazing organizer of air shows; and other extraordinary and diverting characters.

Can the Bishop identify the members of the criminal enterprise in time to prevent another death? And what will become of those innocent victims in charge of the Baston Aero Club?

Death of an Airman is an intriguing classic murder mystery of conspiracy, mirth and murder.


Narrative of My Escape from Slavery – Amazon
by Moses Roper
Rating: 4.4
Genre: Memoirs and Biographies
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“What a powerful little book…” -mjkt

Whipped, beaten, worked to death. Not many escaped this life.

But Moses Roper did.

Born into slavery in Caswell County, North Carolina his father was of English descent while his mother was a slave of African-American and Indian American heritage.

When Roper was six he was separated from his mother as his father exchanged them for some other slaves.

Thus began a long period where Roper was passed from slave trader to slave trader because his almost-white complexion made him difficult to sell.

He changed hands more than seventeen times, but he reflects that his cruellest master was Mr Gooch, a Cotton Planter in Cashaw County, South Carolina.

Owing to his pale complexion, Roper had only worked as a domestic slave prior to being purchased by Mr Gooch, but was quickly put to work in the fields doing a job requiring the strength of a fully-grown man even though Roper was just thirteen.

His inability to keep up with the other field labourers earnt him hundreds of floggings, which increased further each time he attempted to escape.

On one occasion, Roper escaped to North Carolina where he was reunited with his mother and grandmother until he was imprisoned by the authorities and returned to Mr Gooch.

In his final escape attempt, Roper was able to reach New York although it took him over a year and by a highly convoluted route across the South and as far north as Vermont.

Roper describes in detail the attitudes of slave owners and traders, as well as the torture techniques used on disobedient slaves.

He also shows the difficulties experienced by former slaves once they reached the northern states and how hard it was to find work without any recommendations from local employers.

He left New York for the United Kingdom in 1835, where this narrative ends, but the appendix contains a piece written in 1846 covering his life in those intervening years.


Christmas Ever More – Amazon
by Christina McKnight
Rating: 4.3
Genre: Historical Romance
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Christmas Ever More – Nook
Christmas Ever More – iBooks

“Christmas Ever More was a wonderfully written festive novella full of hope, renewal, love, and new beginnings.” -Literal Addiction

Amazon Bestselling Author

A lady seeking forgiveness for her past…

Lady Viola Haversham is determined to put her past where it belongs—behind her. To do so, she sets out to host the grandest holiday celebration Foldger’s Hall has ever seen; proving to everyone—including herself—that she has more to offer than the hardship and loss she has brought to her family.

A woman forging a new path in life…

Mrs. Ruby Jakeston is tired of others taking care of her. She is ready to show everyone that she can look after more than just herself and her new husband; she also wants to set her overprotective friend at ease, and bring her hellion sister to heel.

A girl lost and in search of a place to belong…

Lady Ellington is on the brink of losing the only home she’s ever known. The last thing she wants is to attend a grand soirée. However, when her older sister demands her presence at a country Christmas party, she is compelled to attend. With only a stablehand as her companion, she arrives at a house teeming with unfamiliar faces—and nowhere to hide.

A trio of women holding out hope for three different holiday miracles…

Christmas ever more.


Beneath The Skin – Amazon
by Kyla Stone
Rating: 4.9
Genre: Young Adult
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“This amazing novel landed on my reading list unexpectedly, and though well outside my usual preferred genre, I felt I had to read this to the end.” -Shaun G.

For 18-year-old Sidney Shaw, life pretty much sucks. Her mom’s a drunk. Her dad’s worse. At school, she’s bullied by her ex-best friend. Cutting used to bring her relief, but not anymore. Something’s got to give.

When Sidney punches a kid to protect her little brother, she’s forced into group counseling with perfect, popular Arianna, who looks like the type to grieve over a broken nail. But Arianna has secrets of her own. She might just be an ally—if Sidney can let her guard down. Then there’s the new guy, sweet and funny Lucas, who sees straight through Sidney’s tough façade.

But Sidney’s wounds go deeper than anyone knows. As her father’s abuse escalates, her secrets threaten to unravel her. How far is she willing to go to protect her family? And who can she turn to when the unthinkable happens?


Singapore Burning – Amazon
by Colin Smith
Rating: 4.4
Genre: Non-Fiction
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“An epic narrative. Smith succeeds brilliantly in weaving hundred of individual stories into a coherent whole.” -Sunday Times

In 1927, its sixtieth anniversary as a Crown colony, Singapore was thriving.

The Jazz age roared on, rubber prices soared, people worked as hard as was considered healthy in tropical climes and many, perhaps, played rather harder than they should have done.

But then, not twenty years later, in 1942 ‘The worst disaster and largest capitulation in British history,’ according to Winston Churchill, took place on the island.

Churchill’s description of the fall of Singapore in 1942, which led to over 100,000 British, Australian and Indian troops being captured by the Japanese, was no wartime exaggeration.

With new material from British, Australian, Indian and Japanese sources, Colin Smith has woven together the full and terrifying story of Singapore’s fall and its aftermath.

Alongside cowardice and incompetence he uncovers acts of true heroism, alongside treachery heart-rending loyalty.

And he finds compassion as well as brutality from the bravest and most capricious enemy Britain has ever faced.


Everly Gray: The Adventures – Amazon
by L.j. Charles
Rating: 4.4
Genre: Mystery
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Everly Gray: The Adventures – Nook
Everly Gray: The Adventures – iBooks
Everly Gray: The Adventures – Kobo

“I felt a part of the wonderful family of characters the author so successfully brought to life. Congratulations on a terrific literary experience!” -Reddog

USA Today Bestselling and Award-Winning Author

The Everly Gray Adventures book bundle includes the first three books in the series, plus a bonus novella.


Everly Gray’s fingers are a magnet for trouble.
When she touches photographer Mitchell Hunt and sees the image of a dead body, she dives into the murder fingertips first. Life takes a turn for the dangerous when she discovers the body is related to a small-time crime family that accidentally stepped on the toes of notorious criminal, Delano West. Caught in a web of intrigue where nothing is as it seems, El discovers an aptitude for breaking and entering, the pain of an up close and personal meeting with a bullet, and the terror of facing a cold blooded killer. What she doesn’t learn—to keep her fingers to herself.


Having ESP in her fingertips gives new meaning to “get the picture,” and for Everly Gray it’s a one-way ticket to trouble. With fear nipping at her heels, out of control curiosity, and a reluctant request from the chief of police for help with a case, she stumbles across, not one, but two dead bodies. What she knows puts her in the path of a killer. What she doesn’t know—she’ll be the one pulling the trigger.

TO TOUCH A THIEF (An Everly Gray Novella)

Forensic accountant Jayne Hunt will do whatever it takes to catch the thief stealing charitable contributions from Steele Management, Inc.—even if it means asking Everly Gray and her bothersome ESP fingers for help.

Parker Steele has a solid, tactical strategy to disrupt Jayne’s spreadsheet fixation with his charms, and claim her for his own—until family secrets, a dirty cop, and a dangerous toxin blow his plan to bits and put their lives in imminent danger.


Everly Gray’s past would have been laid to rest with her parents…if only she hadn’t opened an old letter and unleashed long-hidden secrets.

Now everything she believes in, everything she trusts, is gone. Except her genetic link to the secrets of an ancient toxin—lethal, unless she finds the antidote.

When those close to her are poisoned, and traditional medicine has run out of options, Everly’s one hope is to learn the magic of Hawaiian shamanism, and to accept her gifts as a Kahuna healer.

Free fall. No parachute. Until she learns to trust in the strength of who she is, and in the universal power of love.


Holiday Magic – Amazon
by Various Authors
Rating: 4.6
Genre: Romance
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Holiday Magic – Nook
Holiday Magic – iBooks
Holiday Magic – Kobo

“Great stories all, and the editing was fantastic. The stories are short enough for an evening read and each one is guaranteed to give you pleasant dreams.” -Sue P.

Award-Winning Authors

The World Romance Writers wish you joy and love this holiday season with a collection of heartwarming romances filled with Holiday Magic. This anthology features stories, from far and wide, includes contemporary and historical romance, futuristic time travel romance, and romance touched with magic by Award-Winning and Multi-Published Authors: Rose Anderson, Lynn Crain, Gemma Juliana, Cara Marsi, and Jenny Twist.

Come enjoy the many flavors and flavours of our English language.

The Angel of the West Side by Madeline Archer

During the Great Depression, newspaper reporter, Jack Kennelly, went to the streets of Chicago hoping to find proof that good still existed in the world. What he discovered was the West Side had its own angel, and her name was Ruthie.

Her Magical Vienna Christmas by Lynn Crain

Cryptographer Elizabeth “Lizzie” Camden is more in tune with numbers, cyphers and puzzles than she is with the real world. When her job takes her back in time to 1874 Vienna, she’s more than surprised to find Michael Sondervan there as well. She hadn’t seen him since college when he broke her heart.

Michael has always regretted the way things turned out between him and Lizzie. When he needs someone to figure out the cryptic warning, he knows he needs the best. And Lizzie is the best. Giving her a magical Vienna Christmas in the bargain, he hopes will bring them together and prove his love to the only woman for him.

To Kiss a Prince by Gemma Juliana

Princess Isabelle de Lily knows no life beyond the seclusion of Chateau de Lily. The family castle was frozen in time, frosted over with ice and snow just before her birth. The witch who placed the 99 year curse on her family left only one loophole. The curse will fizzle and ‘melt’ if one from the royal enemy clan miraculously finds his way to her castle and professes his true love for her on Christmas Day. Citizens of Chateau de Lily hold little hope of that happening since everyone who tries to cross the ice floes dies. Only the resident, ever-loyal, royal wizard Zoltar, who has been in service to Isabelle’s family since long before the curse was cast, believes miracles of this magnitude are possible. Twenty-five years have passed, but as Zoltar continues experimenting in his dungeon laboratory, he believes this will be their final Christmas spent in icy isolation.

A Very Vegas Christmas by Cara Marsi

Can things get any worse for Las Vegas event planner Amanda Moreau? Her boyfriend dumped her for a stripper; she’s arranging a Christmas wedding for a Bridezilla; and her mother is playing matchmaker from 2000 miles away. When she meets hunky and ever-so-sweet Erik, who’s in town for a conference, she begins to hope her luck is changing. But Erik has a secret that threatens to split them apart.

Marion by Jenny Twist

Jim Durrant, university don at Oxford is trapped in the memory of his lost, beloved wife. When his family comes to stay with him for Christmas, he and his grandson write their letters to Santa Claus and Jim asks for the impossible – the return of his dead love.

Free Books

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The Arkansas River – Amazon
by Jory Sherman
Rating: 4.2
Genre: Action and Adventure
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Multi Award-Winning Author

Eastward, as far as the eye could see, stretched the Great Plains. Westward rose the Rockies, snow-capped shadows against the sky. In the middle flowed a mighty river—silent, glistening, and turbulent—the bloodline of a wide and wild land. Three hard, tough men staked their claims on its potent shores; Jake Stonecipher, pioneer merchant, seeking his fortune—yet finding a war.

Will Burke, a mountain man as savage as the wilderness itself. And Francisco Serrano, determined to carve a fertile ranch out of the stubborn soil. Three men blazing trails, forging a future… building lives as bold—and treacherous—as the Arkansas River.


On The Inside – Amazon
by Kim Cano
Rating: 4.2
Genre: Womens Fiction
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When Kristen is sentenced to seventeen years for committing a white collar crime, she’s forced to leave her husband and two sons behind.

Life in prison is a shock. She discovers that people aren’t always what they seem, love wears many faces, and friendship can make life worth living.

But as she struggles to survive on the inside, Kristen must face something even more frightening than her fellow inmates. . . herself.


Rise of the Dragons – Amazon
by Morgan Rice
Rating: 4.1
Genre: Fantasy
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Rise of the Dragons – Nook
Rise of the Dragons – iBooks
Rise of the Dragons – Google Play
Rise of the Dragons – Kobo

USA Today and #1 Amazon Bestselling Author

Kyra, 15, dreams of becoming a famed warrior, like her father, even though she is the only girl in a fort of boys. As she struggles to understand her special skills, her mysterious inner power, she realizes she is different than the others. But a secret is being kept from her about her birth and the prophecy surrounding her, leaving her to wonder who she really is.

When Kyra comes of age and the local lord comes to take her away, her father wants to wed her off to save her. Kyra, though, refuses, and she journeys out on her own, into a dangerous wood, where she encounters a wounded dragon—and ignites a series of events that will change the kingdom forever.

15 year old Alec, meanwhile, sacrifices for his brother, taking his place in the draft, and is carted off to The Flames, a wall of flames a hundred feet high that wards off the army of Trolls to the east. On the far side of the kingdom, Merk, a mercenary striving to leave behind his dark past, quests through the wood to become a Watcher of the Towers and help guard the Sword of Fire, the magical source of the kingdom’s power. But the Trolls want the Sword, too—and they prepare for a massive invasion that could destroy the kingdoms forever.

With its strong atmosphere and complex characters, RISE OF THE DRAGONS is a sweeping saga of knights and warriors, of kings and lords, of honor and valor, of magic, destiny, monsters and dragons. It is a story of love and broken hearts, of deception, of ambition and betrayal. It is fantasy at its finest, inviting us into a world that will live with us forever, one that will appeal to all ages and genders.

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