More Free & Discounted Kindle Book Offers

Here’s your next group of free and discounted Kindle book offers in a variety of genres for Monday: for those books listed as being free or discounted in this post – while the pricing of the free and discounted status is valid at the time of this posting, please make sure you check the pricing carefully before you press the “buy” button as it could revert back to its normal status at any time!

Lovers’ Lane: Christmas Romance Boxed Set, a six-book box set collection by Sandra Edwards, Regina Duke and Debra Elizabeth, is regularly $7.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 36 customer reviews.

Category: Contemporary Romance

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Escape to Lovers’ Lane for Christmas. 6 ALL-NEW love stories where holiday wishes come true.

SUNNY’S CHRISTMAS by Regina Duke
Sunny lost faith in men when her prom date, Brady, abandoned her on the dance floor and never came back. Eight years later, can a chance encounter turn him into her Christmas miracle? Find out in this special holiday installment in the Colorado Billionaires series from USA Today Bestselling Author Regina Duke.

SECOND CHANCE CHRISTMAS by Debra Elizabeth
Megan Duffy needed to get away after a broken engagement and a few days at her family’s cabin could be just what she needed. She was looking forward to the peace and quiet, that is, until she met hunky Ryker McCabe. Could Ryker put the light back in her eyes and heal her broken heart?

CHRISTMAS MAGIC by Sandra Edwards
A down-hearted woman gets a magical candy bar from a sidewalk Santa that transports her into an alternate reality in this enchanting tale from NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Sandra Edwards.

KRYSTAL’S CHRISTMAS by Regina Duke
Krystal is hoping for the gift that will free her to love Zachary, the man of her dreams. While she waits, she does her best to make others’ dreams come true and wonders if her old flame Zach will return her love after all these years in this delightful tale from USA Today Bestselling Author Regina Duke. Krystal’s Christmas is a special holiday installment in the Colorado Billionaires series.

CHRISTMAS WEDDING WISHES by Debra Elizabeth
After being left at the altar, Callie Spencer needed a fresh start. She accepted a position as the Children’s Librarian in a small Vermont town. Single dad Tom Sullivan was too busy raising his 4-year-old daughter to look for love. Can these two fragile souls find love and heal their broken hearts?

CHRISTMAS BRIDE by Sandra Edwards
Cami McClure is visiting her best friend, Genie Wainwright Taylor (heroine of Second Chance Bride) in Hawaii for the Holidays. Will Cami find love in paradise, or will it slip through her fingers? Find out in Christmas Bride, the latest installment in the Sapphire Bay series from NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Sandra Edwards.

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When Dead in Greece, by L.T. Ryan, is regularly $3.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 24 customer reviews.

Category: Thriller

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

A ghost on the Greek island of Crete.

Jack Noble is grounded, recovering from his injuries and a near-death experience. The small town isn’t so bad. An old guy named Esau has provided him with a place to stay. The food’s good. And Isadora, Esau’s niece, is easy on the eyes.

But tranquility is interrupted when a group of local criminal’s threatens Esau, and kidnaps his niece. Despite his weakened state, Jack risks it all to save the beautiful woman he hardly knows, and settle the debt that Esau signed in blood.

Fans of Jack Reacher, Mitch Rapp, and Jason Bourne will enjoy this fast-paced international thriller!

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/deadingreece into your web browser to pick up your copy of When Dead in Greece.

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THE ATOMIC TIMES: My H-Bomb Year at the Pacific Proving Ground, by Michael Harris, is regularly $4.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 90 customer reviews.

Category: Memoirs and Biographies

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

SHOCKING, FUNNY, SAD AND RAUNCHY

THE ATOMIC TIMES, first published in 2005, is the memoir of army life on a Pacific island in 1955 where troops were used as human guinea pigs during 17 H-bomb tests. There, on a desolate stretch of the South Pacific, Harris was part of a grand experiment called Operation Redwing. The biggest and baddest of America’s atmospheric nuclear weapons test series, Redwing was one of those strange Cold War phenomena that mixed saber rattling with mad science, while overlooking the cataclysmic human, geopolitical and ecological effects. But mostly, it just messed with guys’ heads: Major Maxwell, who put Safety First, Second and Third — except when he didn’t. Berko, the wise-cracking Brooklyn Dodgers fan who was forced to cope with the H-Bomb and his mother’s cookies. Tony, who thought military spit and polish plus uncompromising willpower made him an exception. Carl Duncan, who clung to his girlfriend’s photos and a dangerous secret. Major Vanish, who did just that.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/atomictimes into your web browser to pick up your copy of THE ATOMIC TIMES: My H-Bomb Year at the Pacific Proving Ground.

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American Warrior, by James Snyder, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 70 customer reviews.

Category: Thriller

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

The year is 1961. America has a new president, named John F. Kennedy, and a new era the newspapers are calling the Dawn of Camelot. But for ten-year-old Paul Brett, dealing with an abusive father and the immigrant gangs roaming his slum neighborhood of China Slough, America is only a small, dead-end place he is struggling to survive.

That is, until the night a mysterious stranger comes out of the darkness to his rescue, and initiates a journey—an unforgettable odyssey—beyond his wildest imagination.

From his unlikely beginnings in a brutal California migrant camp, into the darkest underbelly of a distant and unpopular war, to his final and, perhaps, most deadly struggle for survival inside the bowels of a near-medieval military prison, AMERICAN WARRIOR follows one young man’s breathtaking and mesmerizing journey into hell.

Click here to pick up your free copy of American Warrior.

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Halfkinds Volume 1: Contact, by Andrew Vu, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based 90 customer reviews.

Category: Science Fiction

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

In the twenty fourth century, a scientific experiment gave a few species the gift of intelligence, and after much struggle, they’ve carved out a place in society. By the thirtieth century, humans find themselves co-existing, negotiating, and residing on Earth with these animals as equals.

Maya Lawton is a lonely prostitute living in this world. She gives birth to the first halfkinds, creatures who are half animal-kind, and half mankind. Since interspecies breeding is illegal, she is forced into seclusion and raises them alone. Then one day, without warning, she dies, and her death leads to their discovery. Abandoned and lost, this family of halfkinds plan to escape to a terraformed moon. But the law is after them. The order is to kill, sent by the highest authority, the United Species Alliance.

What separates the Halfkinds series from the rest isn’t only its unique premise, but also its structure. Chapters shift between the first person POV’s of key characters and are presented in a non-linear fashion in order to create a mounting suspense that will keep the reader riveted until the end. Various plot twists occur within the story, and the different character viewpoints help alter the tone as you go along to give an unbiased presentation of their motives and actions. The setting allows a diverse cast of characters, some human, many not, to send a message that intelligence is a power that we take for granted, and when given to other species, the world becomes a dangerous place.

Click here to pick up your free copy of Halfkinds Volume 1: Contact.

 

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More Free & Discounted Kindle Book Offers

Here’s your next group of free and discounted Kindle book offers in a variety of genres for Friday: for those books listed as being free or discounted in this post – while the pricing of the free and discounted status is valid at the time of this posting, please make sure you check the pricing carefully before you press the “buy” button as it could revert back to its normal status at any time!

Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia, by Jean Sasson, is regularly $5.99 but has been discounted to just $1.99 today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 739 customer reviews.

Category: Memoirs and Biographies, Non-Fiction

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

In this updated 20th anniversary edition, PRINCESS describes the life of Sultana Al Sa’ud, a princess in the royal house of Saudi Arabia. Hidden behind her black veil, she is a prisoner, jailed by her father, her husband and her country.

Sultana tells of appalling oppressions, everyday occurrences that in any other culture would be seen as shocking human rights violations: thirteen-year-old girls forced to marry men five times their age, young women killed by drowning, stoning, or isolation in the “women’s room.”

PRINCESS is a testimony to a woman of indomitable spirit and courage, and you will never forget her or her Muslim sisters.

A New York Times bestseller, PRINCESS was named one of the 500 Great Books by Women since 1300. It was also an Alternate Selection of the Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club and a Reader’s Digest Selection.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/88gqzi into your web browser to pick up your copy of Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia.

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The Minus Faction – Episode One, by Rick Wayne, is regularly $1.98 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 29 customer reviews.

Category: Science Fiction / Thriller

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

THE MINUS FACTION is a super-powered sci-fi thriller about extraordinary abilities and how not to use them.

In Episode One . . . Beaten. Burned. Broken. Capt. John Regent returns a paraplegic after escaping months of captivity and torture–except no one knows who took him or what he disclosed.

When a government agent comes for answers, she discovers John’s fantastical secret and sets him at war with his own country. But the veteran in the wheelchair has one last mission, and he’ll fight off the powers-that-be long enough to save the life of a troubled soldier–even if it costs John his own.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/minusfaction into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Minus Faction – Episode One.

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But the Children Survived, by A. L. Jambor, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 36 customer reviews.

Category: Science Fiction

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

A pharmaceutical nightmare is unleashed and an invisible terror spreads across North America. It kills instantly. But a handful of children survive. What made these children immune?

Young Mindy Lane doesn’t know why her grandmother never returned from the grocery store. She just knows she is running out of food and water. With her is her grandmother’s terrier dog, Baby Girl, and she, too, needs food. In a desperate attempt to find help, Mindy plans to leave the mobile home park she has been staying in since her parents went on vacation and go to the highway where she hopes to find other people. The mobile home park was evacuated during a hurricane and Mindy doesn’t know that there are dead people on the streets. Before she can go, however, men in hazmat suits come to the park and kidnap her, taking her to an underground facility. There, she finds other children like her, survivors who witnessed the horrifying deaths of their parents.

As the children recount their tragedies, Mindy refuses to believe her parents are dead, and when no one believes her, she sets out to find them, not knowing what awaits her outside the safety of the underground biosphere.

But the Children Survived weaves a story of greed, loss, and hope. The children not only survive, they also prove what they can do when everything is at stake.

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The Last Safe Place, by Ninie Hammon, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on 22 customer reviews.

Category: Suspense / Thriller

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

YOU CAN RUN FROM A STALKER, BUT YOU CAN’T ESCAPE THE DEMONS IN YOUR PAST

Yesheb al Tobbanoft is Evil with skin on.

In the deepest, darkest midnight of her soul, an acclaimed poet abandons the lyric beauty that feeds her spirit to lash out at life and the world with contemporary fiction.

Gabriella Carmichael writes a horror novel, pours all her pain into the female protagonist of a paranormal mystery about demons. Then one of them crawls up out of the pages into her life. A deranged fan who believes he is The Beast of Babylon from her novel turns up at a book signing and stalks her, determined to claim her as his bride. And to sacrifice her son, Ty, as a blood offering to seal their union.

Yesheb al Tobbanoft is a man with the kind of obscene wealth that means he can do anything he wants and get away with it, and the kind of soul-less insanity that means there’s absolutely nothing he won’t do.

Gabriella, Ty and Ty’s grandfather, Theo—a crusty old stand-up comic called Slap Yo Mama Carmichael—run from the lunatic back to the only place in Gabriella’s life where she ever felt truly safe. But once in the solitude of the Rocky Mountains, she discovers that facing the demons from her past may be more difficult and dangerous than facing the one who stalks her.

What happened the summer her family spent on Mt. Antero when she was 8 years old—that killed one brother and set the other on an inexorable path to self-destruction—had it really been her fault? And the rest of what happened on the mountainside that day, the magical part—was it real or merely a fantasy born of the loneliness of two child prodigies? Gabriella didn’t come to the cabin called St. Elmo’s Fire looking for answers to those questions. Or did she? Or is it that the answers have finally, after all these years, come looking for her?

Will Yesheb find her and corner his prey the same way the Beast of Babylon cornered his in the pages of Gabriella’s novel—under a full moon as lightning dances in the velvet darkness behind the mountains? If he does, all their lives and demons will collide in a final, apocalyptic celebration of one man’s madness. Then Gabriella’s only hope will lie in the great mystery of her childhood—the unexplainable power of a 2,000-year-old tree. Is its magic strong enough to save them? Can a single, perfect bristlecone pine somehow determine the fate of them all?

Click here to pick up your free copy of The Last Safe Place.

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Dirty Fire, by Earl Merkel, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars based 4 customer reviews.

Category: Mystery / Thriller

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Police detective John Davey once had everything—until bribery charges destroyed his career, his marriage, and his life.

Now he’s been given a second chance. Davey is pressured into joining an investigation into the baffling murder of a wealthy Chicago couple savagely murdered before their North Shore mansion was set ablaze. To the city, it’s a scandal. To Davey, it’s overkill.

In the charred ruins, Davey finds clues to something more sinister than deadly premediated arson: a criminal maze threading back through history, and a connection to billions of dollars in artwork that disappeared during the Holocaust. As more victims emerge, Davey begins to suspect the motives of those he is forced to trust, with betrayal layered on betrayal, until he has no one left to believe in but himself.

Click here to pick up your free copy of Dirty Fire.

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With Angel’s Wings

Today’s Featured Kindle Book of the Day, With Angel’s Wings, by Stephanie A. Collins, is regularly $4.99 but has been discounted to just $2.99 today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 22 customer reviews.

Genre: Memoirs & Biographies

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

With Angels Wings is the true story of Laura, a young wife and mother of a three-year-old daughter. Her husband, Kevin, a marine, is deployed overseas, leaving Laura to give birth to their second daughter and handle the two young children on her own.

Thirteen days after the birth of her youngest, the pediatrician detects a heart murmur. That leads to just the first of multiple diagnoses for both of her daughters, sending Laura on an unexpected and emotional journey into the world of parenting medically-fragile, special needs children.

Right when Laura fears she will break under the incredible pressure, she encounters the beauty of true love, in a most unexpected and unconventional way.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/wawings into your web browser to pick up your copy of With Angel’s Wings.

 

About the Author:

 

stephanie collins

 

With Angel’s Wings is my story, so I will not bore you with repetition. All names were changed in the book, out of respect for those who would not appreciate being mentioned by name, but aside from names, the story is 100% true. If, after reading With Angel’s Wings, you are left with questions, please do not hesitate to ask. On the book’s website (www.withangelswings.net) there is an “Ask the Author Forum”, and all questions and feedback are more than welcome. Also on the website are an epilogue, “deleted scenes” and “real life” pictures that correlate with each of the book’s chapters. Some of those pictures are featured in With Angel’s Wings ~ A Trailer @ http://youtu.be/d1feuCdh8dc

Thanks, and enjoy!

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Free & Discounted Kindle Book Offers

Here’s your first group of free and discounted Kindle book offers in a variety of genres for Wednesday: for those books listed as being free or discounted in this post – while the pricing of the free and discounted status is valid at the time of this posting, please make sure you check the pricing carefully before you press the “buy” button as it could revert back to its normal status at any time!

The Dream You Make, by Christine Nolfi, is regularly $4.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 42 customer reviews.

Category: Contemporary Romance

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Each day Annie McDaniel’s dream of a brighter future slips further away.

After her nephew’s world is destroyed in a burst of gunfire, Annie receives temporary custody of five-year-old Dillon. Now the greenhouse she managed with her late father isn’t bringing in enough money. If she doesn’t get her financial house in order, a judge will allow a couple in Baltimore to adopt Dillon—and remove him from her life forever.

Desperate, she takes on a second job at Rowe Marketing. The instant attraction she shares with Michael Rowe is a circumstance Annie can’t risk. But should she walk away from a love sure to last a lifetime?

Fresh, heartwarming and inspiring, The Dream You Make reveals that hope always carries the promise of new beginnings.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/7151 into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Dream You Make.

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The Cycle of Arawn: The Complete Trilogy, a new three book box-set by Edward W. Robertson, is regularly $7.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 6 customer reviews.

Category: Fantasy

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Dante Galand is young. Penniless. Alone. But devoted to learning the dark magic of his world.

His quest will take him from the city gutters to a foreign land of sorcerers. To a war for independence. And finally, to another war–this time, for his people’s very survival.

THE CYCLE OF ARAWN is a complete trilogy of 1600 pages–over half a million words of strife, civil war, friendships made and broken, and one man’s obsession to become the greatest sorcerer since the days of the gods.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/cycleofarawn into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Cycle of Arawn: The Complete Trilogy.

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Humphrey Was Here: A Dog Owner’s Story of Love, Loss, and Letting Go, by Mark. J. Asher, is regularly $7.25 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 153 customer reviews.

Category: Memoirs and Biographies

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

The loss of a beloved pet breaks your heart in a way that animal lovers know all too well. Author, Mark Asher experienced losing his German Shepherd/Chow mix in the worst of ways: while out of his care, at a boarding facility. At the time, Mark had just finished work on his first book, Old Friends, a loving tribute to senior dogs, and his dog, Humphrey, had been the inspiration. The sudden and devastating loss sent Mark into a debilitating state of anger, grief, and guilt, wondering what he could have done to prevent the incident from happening.

Lost and empty without his four-legged companion—who had seen him through a divorce, relocation to a new city, and a new job—Mark decided to go to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah, to volunteer and find his way through the pain. Humphrey Was Here is about how one carries on after the death of a pet that means the world to them. It is an emotional and cathartic story of grieving and recovery that will deeply touch any dog lover.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/yoav6q into your web browser to pick up your copy of Humphrey Was Here: A Dog Owner’s Story of Love, Loss, and Letting Go.

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True Blend, by Joanne DeMaio, is regularly $5.99 but has been discounted to just $2.99 today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 46 customer reviews.

Category: Suspense

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans comes a compelling love story that will steal your heart and not let go.

Vintage bridal shop owner Amy Trewist thinks she’ll never recover her quiet life at her restored farmhouse on an old country road. Not after her young daughter Grace is kidnapped. On one clear morning, in mere minutes, Grace is gone and Amy’s world spins into a heartbreaking new place.

So does George Carbone’s world. Drawn into his brother’s crime solely to protect a child, his fate is sealed. But in a summer that simmers with the unsolved crime, George’s conscience is tested. Can he change his fate? Can he right a wrong in a stricken mother’s life? Can he love Amy freely?

What begins as a haunting encounter in a bank parking lot evolves into a psychological drama as these two lives converge in a small New England town. Because in postcard-pretty Addison, Connecticut, all is not what it seems. Pitting truth against secrets, brother against brother, and ultimately love against fate, True Blend is a riveting page-turner. Like the intricate lace of Amy’s beautiful gowns, romance and suspense twist and weave together in this mesmerizing novel.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/trueblend into your web browser to pick up your copy of True Blend.

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Tin God, by Stacy Green, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 308 customer reviews.

Category: Mystery / Thriller

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

The truth can be as deadly as any weapon.

Jaymee Ballard trusted only one person in Roselea,Mississippi with the secret of her lost daughter. When that person is brutally murdered, it leaves her with heartbreak and a slew of unanswered questions. The eerie similarity to a murder of one of Jaymee’s close friends years ago causes her to realize her past has come back to haunt her and may cost her own life.

Years of deception and abuse leave Jaymee with few options and fewer allies. She turns to the widower of her friend–a man struggling with his own demons–to help her find her daughter and identify the killer before he strikes again.

Before all evidence, the truth–and Jaymee’s daughter–are lost.

TIN GOD is a romantic thriller set in a small town. Filled with pulse-pounding suspense and featuring a strong female protagonist, this mystery leaves the reader wanting more!

Click here to pick up your free copy of Tin God.

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A Guide to Meaningful and Significant Parenting, by David Abudram, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars based 24 customer reviews.

Category: Non Fiction / Education

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Simple educational principles written in everyday language
Suitable for parents, teachers and educators

The aim of the book is to provide parents and educators with simple educational principles written in everyday language. Some theories have been included for better understanding, and examples given from real life. Simple ideas and exercises are given to shape parenting skills.

This book is definitely suitable for young parents who are just starting their family but also for more seasoned parents who are facing the challenges of parenting today. The educational principals presented are also suitable for teachers and educators and can greatly contribute to improving the classroom environment, helping them succeed in the tremendous job that they have taken on themselves.

It’s worth keeping this book handy, to look through from time to time in order to refresh your memory. From my experience I have seen that reviewing the material before giving a lecture or lesson gives me an advantage when teaching or parenting.

˃˃˃ The three pillars

The three pillars of education are the foundation for developing all interpersonal relationships, starting from infancy through adult relationships with spouses, friends, colleagues and employer ”” employee relations. In all cases the principles remain the same. Efficient meaningful communication requires good listening skills and the ability to provide emotional acceptance. There is a need for limits and boundaries and appropriate displays of authority. On the one hand the authoritativeness cannot be too soft or feeble but on the other, shouldn’t be too stringent or lacking in sensitivity. To complete the picture we need the pillar of significance and meaning. This pillar helps us become significant figures in the eyes of others and challenges us to live fulfilling meaningful lives.
Remember, using good listening skills, presenting clear stable boundaries and being in the eyes of our children, significant figures who educate towards meaning in life, will certainly lead us to a better quality of family life, improve our interpersonal relationships and allow our children to be nurtured in a better healthier way.

Click here to pick up your free copy of A Guide to Meaningful and Significant Parenting.

 

 

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The Buggy News, by Sadie Palmer, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 24 customer reviews.

Category: Religious Fiction

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

When Samantha Schuster and Steven Mueller were courting, she loved the fact that they worked at the same restaurant because it meant they’d get to see each other more often. But ever since Steven broke her heart, having to run into him every day at work is like pouring salt into her wound. She knows she has to make a change as soon as possible.

That’s when she stumbles on a job listing at the local Amish newspaper “The Buggy News.” Immediately she thinks this could be her chance to start over. What she doesn’t realize until after she gets the job is that the newspaper will test her strength and heart like never before. Does she have the faith to persevere and succeed, or has she just made the biggest mistake of her life?

Note: This is a spin-off stand alone series featuring Isaac and Rebecca Schuster’s daughter from “Amish Love Of A Lifetime.”

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/buggynews into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Buggy News .

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My Father’s Prostitute: Story of a Stolen Childhood, by Steven Whitacre, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 35 customer reviews.

Category: Memoirs and Biographies

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

An honest, and sometimes brutal, true story of one man’s struggle growing up in the shadow of childhood sexual abuse. From his difficulties growing up, to his drug addiction, failed relationships, and struggles with parenthood, the author takes us through the ups and downs of a life spent in the shadows, trying to make sense of the events that formed the basis of his being. Sometimes tragic, sometimes hopeful, but never sugar coated, My Father’s Prostitute – Story of a Stolen Childhood takes the reader on an emotional ride which reminds us that the human spirit is more powerful than the demons that haunt us.

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The Scent of Lies, by Debra Burroughs, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 251 customer reviews.

Category: Mystery

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

The Scent of Lies is Book 1 in the addictive Paradise Valley Mystery series. Emily Parker’s world is ripped apart when her dashing private-eye husband is brutally murdered. After a number of torturous months of grief, she begins to unravel clues that maybe he wasn’t who he claimed to be.

With the help of her close circle of girlfriends and the sexy new police detective in town, Emily eventually takes over her late husband’s business and searches for answers to his murder. When the husband of a powerful businesswoman in town turns up dead, Ms. Parker is hired to solve the scandalous murder mystery, putting Emily’s own life in peril.

The Scent of Lies is an engaging murder mystery with a delicious twist of romance, friendships, and intrigue–think “Sex and the City” meets “Nancy Drew”.

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Sir Laurence Dies, by Christopher D. Abbott, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 46 customer reviews.

Category: Mystery

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Sir Laurence was a decorated soldier in the Great War, and a hardnosed businessman. He was also a man of whom everyone was a little afraid. So when he boasted to Doctor Straay about his expert knowledge of crime fiction and requested that Straay spend a weekend at his country estate, the detective had reservations.

What began as an absorbing evening of drinks, conversation, and card games, soon turned into a horrific scene of murder. Fiction would soon give way to fact and in this game, the game of murder, Doctor Straay was the expert…

Click here to pick up your copy of Sir Laurence Dies.

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The Liger Plague, by Joseph Souza, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 38 customer reviews.

Category: Thriller

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Colonel Tag Winters receives a mysterious call while on vacation—a deranged terrorist playing a game of cat-and-mouse has released a novel virus on Cooke’s Island, Maine on the busiest day of the summer. Now his family has gone missing and all evidence points to him as the perpetrator of this biological event. Winters soon realizes that he must prevent the unsuspecting population from leaving Cooke’s Island or else risk this insidious plague from spreading to the mainland.

His fierce will to survive, as well as clear his good name, fuels his determination to discover the true perpetrator of this terrorist attack. As Cooke’s Island descends into unspeakable violence and mayhem, Winters must find his family and whisk them off it before they too fall victim. In the tradition of horror writers Stephen King and Dean Koontz, The Liger Plague is a blistering apocalyptic thriller that’s impossible to put down.

Click here to pick up your copy of The Liger Plague.

 

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More Free & Discounted Kindle Book Offers

Here’s your next group of free and discounted Kindle book offers in a variety of genres for Friday: for those books listed as being free or discounted in this post – while the pricing of the free and discounted status is valid at the time of this posting, please make sure you check the pricing carefully before you press the “buy” button as it could revert back to its normal status at any time!

Red Julie, by J. A. Whiting, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 15 customer reviews.

Category: Mystery

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Olivia Miller was raised by her aunt Aggie from the time she was a year old. Several weeks before Olivia graduates from college in Massachusetts, Aggie dies suddenly and unexpectedly, riding a bicycle at night near her home in Ogunquit, Maine. The death certificate lists the cause of death as a massive heart attack, but Olivia doesn’t believe it.

Soon after her graduation, Olivia is on the highway, late at night, heading home to Ogunquit when she comes upon an accident. A man is on his back, in the middle of the road, his legs caught in the wreckage of his overturned Mercedes. He grabs at Olivia’s jacket and frantically mumbles to her something that sounds like, ‘red Julie’. The man dies at the scene, but not before he slips something into Olivia’s jacket pocket. Olivia is determined to figure out what ‘red Julie’ means, and how her aunt really died that night.

This book as a movie would be rated PG-13.

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Kiss Me, Cowboy, by Melissa McClone, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars based on 48 customer reviews.

Category: Contemporary Romance

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

She didn’t mean to kiss him…

When dude ranch wrangler Charlotte – aka Charlie – Randall kisses Zack Harris in an act of empathy, she falls hat over spurs for the handsome military veteran turned cowboy. Zack has too many demons, however, and refuses to get involved. A year later, he’s still stonewalling, and Charlie needs to move on with her life so she can find a fulfilling relationship, not frustrating unrequited love. Putting distance between them seems the best way to get Zack out of her head and heart…but that means quitting the job she loves and accepting a position in Colorado.

He didn’t mean to kiss her back…

Growing up, Zack longed for a real family, and had one with his squad while deployed in Afghanistan. Now, he’s back in the States and doesn’t want anything messing up his new ranch family, no matter how much he’s attracted to the sexy, hard-working Charlie. She could break his heart and ruin the comfortable working relationship they and the other wranglers enjoy. Besides, her friends claim she’s looking for the perfect guy, and perfect he’s not.

A kiss is just a kiss…or is it?

When Zack learns Charlie’s thinking about leaving the ranch, he decides to find her a boyfriend — someone so good, so perfect, she has a reason to stay in Montana. Until he realizes too late that the only cowboy he wants her kissing is him. Can he commit to love and convince Charlie not to leave? Or has she made up her mind to put the past, and the kiss that started it all, behind her and move on without him?

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/kissmecowboy into your web browser to pick up your copy of Kiss Me, Cowboy.

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The Time Under Heaven, by Laurinda Wallace, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 20 customer reviews.

Category: Religious Fiction

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Forced to leave her beloved Kenya because of illness, missionary Ruthanne Carroll begins a painful journey to reconnect with her estranged sisters, Elizabeth and Melody. The thin veneer of the Carroll family’s perfection vanishes when Ruthanne returns unexpectedly to Elizabeth’s home. Faced with the seriousness of Ruthanne’s prognosis, the sisters begin a faltering reconciliation with unexpected results. A journey into the past reveals Ruthanne’s long-kept secret which will change each sister forever.

Laurinda Wallace’s debut novel is an uplifting tale about family and faith, a sweeping story of three women coming to terms with their shifting roles as daughters, sisters, or mothers. Join her indelible characters on a journey of discovery and reconciliation as the steady, inexorable rhythms of life play out. – Rosebud Communications

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/timeunderheaven into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Time Under Heaven.

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The Slow Farm, by Tarn Wilson, is regularly $9.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 10 customer reviews.

Category: Memoirs and Biographies

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

In the early 1970s, Tarn Wilson’s father quit his job as the Brookings Institution’s first computer programmer, packed his family into a converted school bus with “Suck Nixon” painted on the side, and headed for the Canadian wilderness. He planned to give his two young children an Edenic childhood, free from the shadows of war, materialism, and middle class repression. Between each lyric chapter, told from the child’s point of view, Wilson incorporates “artifacts” that reveal larger cultural forces shaping her parents’ decisions: letters, photographs, timelines, newspaper clippings, excerpts from radicals approaches to child rearing. In the space between the child’s vision and the adult context, readers are invited to consider the gifts and burdens of a counterculture childhood.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/theslowfarm into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Slow Farm.

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Trapped, by Jack Kilborn, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars based 662 customer reviews.

Category: Horror

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

TERRIFIED…

It was supposed to be a harmless camping trip. Six wayward teenagers who’d run into trouble with the law, and their court-appointed guardians, Sara and Martin Randhurst. Three nights on a small, deserted island off of Michigan’s upper peninsula. A time to bond, to learn, to heal.

Then Martin told a campfire story about the island’s history. Of the old civil war prison hidden in there, and the starving confederate soldiers who resorted to cannibalism to stay alive. Everyone thought it was funny. They even laughed when Martin pretended to be dragged off into the woods.

But Martin didn’t come back. And neither did Sara when she went in search of him.

Then the laughter stopped.

…TO DEATH

The group soon began to realize that this deserted island wasn’t so deserted after all. And perhaps Martin’s ridiculous story had more truth to it than anyone thought.

What’s the most horrifying thing you can imagine?

This is a hundred times worse…

TRAPPED by Jack Kilborn
It starts where other horror ends

Click here to pick up your free copy of Trapped.

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The Dragon’s Wing Enigma, by N. S. Wikarski is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 16 customer reviews.

Category: Action & Adventure

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

THE ARKANA SERIES: Where Alternative History Meets Archaeology Adventure

The Arkana Thriller Series

Where do you hide an ancient relic that has the power to change the course of history? As Cassie Forsythe and her Arkana team discover, you scatter clues to its whereabouts across the entire planet. Five artifacts buried among the rubble of lost civilizations point to the hiding place of a mythical object known as the Sage Stone. Psychic Cassie, bodyguard Erik, and librarian Griffin find their quest hampered at every turn by agents of a cult known as the Blessed Nephilim. The cult’s leader, Abraham Metcalf, wants to exploit the power of the Sage Stone to win a war of religious genocide.

Although keeping the relic out of Metcalf’s hands is important, it is even more critical to keep him from finding the Arkana’s troves of archaeological treasure. This cache, which has taken centuries to amass, proves the existence of advanced matriarchal cultures on every continent predating patriarchy by thousands of years. The Nephilim would like nothing better than to destroy the cache and its guardians. The global treasure hunt for the Sage Stone has put the Nephilim and the Arkana on a collision course. The only question is whether any of them will survive long enough to claim the prize.

Volume Three – The Dragon’s Wing Enigma
Cassie is packing for the next leg of the treasure hunt when trouble comes knocking at her door. Trouble takes the form of fourteen year old runaway Hannah Curtis who happens to be the youngest wife of aged polygamist Abraham Metcalf. By seeking refuge with Cassie, she may have led the cult straight to the Arkana’s cache of relics. The Arkana’s elderly leader spirits the girl away to her farmhouse in the country, allowing Cassie and her teammates to resume their quest.

The trio flies to Malta, hoping to unearth the second artifact among the ruined temples of a long-dead civilization. After a fruitless search of the archipelago, they turn northward to the Basque region of Europe. Meanwhile, Abraham’s son Daniel is combing the same terrain and narrowing the gap between them. In an isolated mountaintop cave, the treasure hunters learn that the next relic can only be discovered if they “keep true to the dragon’s wing.” The clue baffles them. With Nephilim operatives closing in, will they even live to solve the riddle? Will the cult recapture Hannah and breach the defenses of the Arkana itself? More than the Sage Stone is at stake in The Dragon’s Wing Enigma.

Click here to pick up your free copy of The Dragon’s Wing Enigma.

 

 

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More Free & Discounted Kindle Book Offers

Here’s your next group of free and discounted Kindle book offers in a variety of genres for Wednesday: for those books listed as being free or discounted in this post – while the pricing of the free and discounted status is valid at the time of this posting, please make sure you check the pricing carefully before you press the “buy” button as it could revert back to its normal status at any time!

The Scotland Yard Exchange Series Boxed Set, a new three book box set collection by Stephanie Queen, is regularly $5.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Category: Romance

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Escape to the intriguing and charming world in Queen’s Beacon Hill where politics, crime, action and fun mix with the clash between Boston and London’s law enforcement with three full novels:

Between a Rock and a Mad Woman – the prequel

Mad Madeline and Peter John Douglas battle for governor and set the stage on Beacon Hill for the Scotland Yard Exchange Program involving all the governor’s special men–and women–in solving special crimes.

The Throwbacks – Book 1

David Young makes his mark in Boston after being exiled from Scotland Yard, but not before getting side-tracked by the delightful and surprisingly helpful bombshell decorator Grace Rogers.

The Hot Shots – Book 2

On the run from a terrorist out for revenge, Chauncey Miller ends up in Boston from the Yard to try and stay alive, but ends up protecting the hot shot pixie Sophia Alano, taking her on the run with him back to London.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/u6n4al into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Scotland Yard Exchange Series Boxed Set.

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Five Bestselling Travel Memoirs, a five-book box set collection by Victoria Twead, Tony James Slater, Joe Cawley, Savannah Grace and Alan Parks, is regularly $5.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 27 customer reviews.

Category: Memoirs and Biographies

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

These five, full length, bestselling travel memoirs describe experiences as wide as breeding alpacas in Spain, helping at an animal refuge in Ecuador and back-packing in the Gobi Desert. And for foodies, there are some Spanish recipes to try.

Already downloaded over 200,000 times, these books have more than 1,800 reviews between them, at an average of 4.5! The authors include a New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning travel writer.

This box set is guaranteed to keep you engrossed and laughing, so sit back, put your feet up, read on, and enjoy!

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When Horses Had Wings, by Diana Estill, is regularly $4.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 69 customer reviews.

Category: Women’s Fiction

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

A Red Adept Select book (voted “Outstanding in Genre”- Women’s Fiction)

Pregnant at 16, Renee Goodchild drops out of school and marries. Now she’s trapped in rural Texas with Kenny, her violent, garbage-collecting husband. A bleak future seems assured until she meets self-appointed relationship guru, Pearly.

“That’s why you don’t let ‘em rule the roost. ’Cause you can’t count on ‘em to be there the next mornin’ when it’s time to crow,” the worldly Pearly advises.

Renee narrates this tale of ruin and redemption where the damaged and downtrodden lead each other to unintended, sometimes heartbreaking, and often bittersweet outcomes. When Horses Had Wings examines the lives of broken people competing for the most basic needs: the primal urge for affection and the eternal search for acceptance.

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The Mirror Man, by Grant Ansert, has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 19 customer reviews.

Category: Thriller

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

NYPD Detective Andy Thomas is called to investigate the death of a rapist in an alley. During the course of his investigation, he discovers that the death of the rapist has no medical explanation. Soon after, he is joined by FBI Special Agent Veronica Baldwin who has been investigating a series of similar deaths for the FBI for the past two years. As Andy and Veronica begin to close in on the suspect, nicknamed “The Mirror Man”, they learn that another very evil man named Hesam is also pursuing the Mirror Man and plans to kill him if he catches him. As the investigation intensifies, Andy and Veronica learn that, although the Mirror Man was involved in the death of the rapist in the alley, he is in fact not guilty of any crime because he is an innocent pawn of Hesam. So Andy and Veronica have to make a choice. Do they do what is expected and watch the Mirror Man fall into the hands of Hesam? Or, do they do what’s right and risk everything to help the Mirror Man gain his freedom?

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/8khebe into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Mirror Man.

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Blast of the Dragon’s Fury, by L. R. W. Lee, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 153 customer reviews.

Category: Children and Middle Grade

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Ten-year-old Andy Smithson believes he is merely a kid too often in trouble with his overambitious parents–until his destiny as the Chosen One to break a 500-year-old curse is revealed. Swept away to the land of Oomaldee of medieval times era, he discovers he must collect several ingredients for a magic potion to defeat the oppressive curse that plagues the land, the first of which is the scale of a red dragon, the fiercest of all dragon species. There’s just one tiny problem, he’s never battled dragons, except in video games. Armed with only his wits, an ancient sword and a magic key, he must overcome grave peril at every turn before he can even attempt the feat. No pressure, but it’s his skill alone that will save – or condemn – the kingdom forever.

Click here to pick up your free copy of Blast of the Dragon’s Fury.

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Ebola K, by Bobby Adair, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars based 386 customer reviews.

Category: Thriller

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Ebola, Terrorism, and Hope

In 1989 the Ebola virus mutated to into an airborne strain that infected humans for the first time on American soil in Reston, Virginia. Through belated containment efforts and luck, nobody died.

Now, in the remote East African village of Kapchorwa, the Ebola virus has mutated into another airborne strain without losing any of its deadly potency.

In this thriller, terrorists stumble across this new, fully lethal strain and while the world fearfully watches the growing epidemic in West Africa as Sierra Leone goes into country-wide lockdown, only a few Americans are aware of Ebola K and the danger it poses—to be the deadliest pandemic in the history of mankind.

Can they do anything to protect themselves from this killer disease? Can they stop the terrorists?

Click here to pick up your free copy of Ebola K.

 

 

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New Releases on Kindle

Included in this post are several relatively new Kindle book releases by independent authors in a variety of genres. Many of these authors have been featured on the blog before and can tell a good tale that will entertain you for hours. Each of the books have been significantly discounted in connection with this promotion, and I’m certain you will find something to enjoy in the offerings below.

Kidnapped for an Hour, by Lucy A. Hill, is regularly $1.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Category: Romantic Suspense

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

A woman driven by fear, anger…and revenge.

Melanie Hudson blames herself for her son’s unsolved kidnapping eight years ago. She should never have taken her eyes off her precious toddler. That fateful day, she lost her son, her marriage…and her moral conscience. Now she feels justified in snatching unattended children – if only for an hour. The lesson to parents: Watch your children!

When Melanie meets prosecutor Scott Buchanan, she lets her guard down for the first time in years, and opens her wounded heart to love. But that love is about to be rocked by the past – Melanie’s punishable secrets…and the shocking truth behind her son’s disappearance.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/5vatui into your web browser to pick up your copy of Kidnapped for an Hour.

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Sihpromatum – Backpacks and Bra Straps, by Savannah Grace, is $6.99 today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Category: Memoirs and Biographies

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Savannah Grace’s best selling, award winning saga of her family’s four-year-long backpacking adventure continues. “Backpacks and Bra Straps” picks up where “I Grew My Boobs in China” leaves off, offering insights into how family dynamics are affected by such intensive togetherness as well as a candid, intriguing look at world-wide travel and the camaraderie of the backpacking community, told from a perceptive young woman’s viewpoint. This second instalment of her Sihpromatum series takes us to Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, through Western China and Tibet, and finally, to watch the sun rise over Mount Everest in Nepal. Savannah’s initial reluctance to travel and the personal growth she documents distinguishes this raw tale from most travel memoirs.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/o50mot into your web browser to pick up your copy of Sihpromatum – Backpacks and Bra Straps.

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Artist, by Eric Drouant, is regularly $2.99 but discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Category: Action and Adventure

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Cassie Reynold is psychic and struggling to build some kind of life. When she begins training as a government assassin, the assignment puts her in the middle of a series of murders in New Orleans. It also puts her in contact with Kurt Dupond, a seasoned Homicide Investigator with more to offer than advice. Now Cassie must decide how to live and perhaps just as important, how to kill.

A series of brutal murders in New Orleans sets Cassie on a collision course with a serial killer. It’s her first assignment on a murder case, part of the initial training that sets her on a path toward becoming a government assassin. Along the way she meets Kurt Dupond, the Homicide Investigator tasked with finding the “Artist”. When sparks start to fly between Cassie and Dupond, she must cast off the pain of the past while dealing with the pain, and promise, of the present.

Book Three of the Remote Series see Cassie Reynold begin a new life with remnants of the past still clinging to her psyche. Moving forward won’t be easy. Living in the past isn’t possible.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/nyr31i into your web browser to pick up your copy of Artist.

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Boxing Wendy, by Carol Walsh Greer, is regularly $3.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Category: Suspense

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Stuart Richmond is so friendly, it’s scary.

He certainly likes Wendy Jackson – likes her so much, in fact, that he’ll sit at the counter for hours, nursing a cup of coffee, just to watch her wait tables. It’s of no consequence that Wendy is rude and dismissive; Stuart forgives all, and it’s only a matter of time and tenacity before he burrows his way into her life.

Others perceive Stuart as nothing more than an over-eager suitor, but Wendy’s gut tells her they’re gravely mistaken. Where friends and family see interest and devotion, Wendy recognizes obsession and fixation. She knows Stuart’s hiding something: some evil deed, some dark secret.

Maybe even a secret as terrible as her own.

There’s something sinister about Stuart, and Wendy should know. There’s something sinister about Wendy Jackson, too.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/ptzpc7 into your web browser to pick up your copy of Boxing Wendy.

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For The Love of Candy, by Patrice Wilton, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Category: Contemporary Romance

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

FOR THE LOVE OF CANDY is the fourth and final book in the Candy Bar series. For everyone who has read and loved this romantic comedy series, I want to thank you for buying my book, loving my women, laughing late into the night, and sharing this joy with me. The happiness you have given me by reading your wonderful reviews were the greatest gift I could ever receive, and made me believe in myself as a writer. It is because you cared and asked me for Candy’s story that I gave this story life, and I hope that I will have fulfilled your every wish. The magic is here. Please read on and enjoy the final conclusion to Candy’s story.

The Candy Bar is in trouble. Crime and corruption has changed the landscape of the street. Candy can stay and fight it, or sell and run. She has called an emergency meeting with her dear friends, the sisters of her heart, to tell them her decision.
Enter Harrison Wolfe—Boston lawyer, probably a Mayflower descendent by his arrogance and arresting good looks. He has come to the Candy Bar to tell her that his daughter is engaged to her son Billy. He’s only 21 and graduating from college, and is certainly not ready to take on the responsibilities of marriage. Harrison is also strongly opposed to this engagement and wants to put an end to it before it even begins.

Thunder cracks open the sky, lightning strikes, and Harrison and Candy are caught up in the magic and madness. Now they have to fight their attraction—and keep their pants on–to stay focused on keeping their children apart.

This hilarious, touching, upbeat story will engage your emotions and hopefully have you laughing one minute, and wiping tears the next.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/pv6fph into your web browser to pick up your copy of For The Love of Candy.

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Under the Italian Sun, a five book box set set by Maria Grazia Swan, J.B. Hawker, Beate Boeker, Julie Sarff and Candida Martinelli, is regularly $16.95 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Category: Mystery
 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

5 contemporary cozy mystery novels with clean romance set in Italy. The authors are best-selling, award-winning, well-reviewed and professional. Intrigue, humor, mystery, love, adventure, romance, character…and Italy! Summer reading at its best! 5 complete novels, and YOU SAVE $16.00!!

1. A New Life – Beate Boeker: Sweet-romance and mystery with a classic heroine. Imagine you’re accused of murder, but you’re innocent. Imagine you’ve finally been acquitted due to lack of evidence, but you’ve lost your job and your friends in the meantime. Imagine you have to start a new life in Italy, but you don’t even speak Italian. Imagine your new boss seems to hate you, but for some reason he bowls you over. And then, just as life seems to become good again, history repeats itself.

2. Vain Pursuits – J.B. Hawker: A cat and mouse adventure for late-bloomers everywhere. Bunny Elder flies off to romantic Italy as traveling companion to her newly widowed sister. It seems like the trip of a lifetime and a chance to recover from her pastor husband’s recent murder. Little does she suspect that a trip in search of a special Neapolitan nativity set for her sister’s collection will ensnare the two women in a muddle of smugglers, Italian mobsters, kidnapping and death. Can even an unexpected reunion with her first love prevent this dream trip from becoming Bunny’s worst nightmare?

3. An Extra Virgin Pressing Murder – Candida Martinelli: Traditional country-house mystery. Julie gladly leaves her retirement home to attend a protégée’s wedding in Tuscany. But when someone is murdered at her welcome party, and the chief suspect is the Italian fiancé, Julie finagles her way into working with the local Marshal to discover the truth.

4. Sweet Delicious Madness – Julie Sarff: Rom-Com Mystery. Lily Bilbury is about to be fabulously happy, because she has a theory: economic independence=divorce=happiness! To this end she takes a job at Villa Buschi, a lavish estate that harbors more than a few secrets. But when she can’t make ends meet or obtain a divorce or acquire the object of her affection, she briefly contemplates running around ranting drivel and frightening the whole reserved population of Arona, Italy. Only when a friend falls on hard times will Lily forget her own problems and align herself with a self-proclaimed psychic to mount a search of Villa Buschi for one of the most famous diamonds ever known, the French Blue.

5. Italian Summer – Maria Grazia Swan: Quirky, sexy protagonist. When they say “you can’t go home again” they’re talking about Mina Calvi, 20-something Italian transplant to California. Still nursing a broken heart, desperate to discover her place in the world, Mina arrives in the town of her birth in Veneto, Italy. A fresh chance at true love and a welcome bonding with a new friend give her hope. But the deadly secrets moldering in the cemetery could rip it all from her. Will Mina survive her Italian Summer?

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More Free & Discounted Kindle Book Offers

Here’s your next group of free and discounted Kindle book offers in a variety of genres for Friday: for those books listed as being free or discounted in this post – while the pricing of the free and discounted status is valid at the time of this posting, please make sure you check the pricing carefully before you press the “buy” button as it could revert back to its normal status at any time!

Shades of Chaos, a new five book box set collection by Cameron Jace, Katie Salidas, Chrystalla Thoma, Alexia Purdy and Megan Duncan, is regularly $5.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 21 customer reviews.

Category: Fantasy

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Dare yourself to enter into post-apocalyptic future with this gritty collection of first-in-a-series books by five bestselling authors! Discover unique worlds packed with non-stop action, adventure, and suspense set against a gritty, futuristic backdrop.

NOTE: Together, these books have over 320 5-star reviews on Amazon!
5 Full-Length novels, with *exclusive* content from Alexia Purdy, Katie Salidas, and Chrystalla Thoma!

Best for ages 16 and up~

I AM Alive: I am not my heart rate. I am not my skills. I am not how I look like. My name is Decca Tenderstone. I live in a future America where teenagers are ranked on a scale from 1 to 10 on graduation day. There has never been a 10. Those below the rank of 5 are considered Monsters, a liability to society. The system says I am a Monster. I will not let them kill me. I will survive.

Initiation: Being a Vampire is a crime punishable by eternal servitude in the arena as a Gladiator of the Iron Gate. Mira, a newly turned vampire, must prove she has what it takes to survive in the human’s world. It’s kill or be killed. Immortality is not guaranteed.

Dissension: In the aftermath of the great cataclysm, vampires are enslaved by humans and used for blood sport as gladiators in the arena. Mira is undefeated, uncompromising, and unbreakable, but when an escape attempt leads her into the path of the city’s Regent, her destiny is changed forever.

Finding Hope: After the death of the one person he called mother, Elei leaves the Trashlands of Ost for the city – looking for other people and for answers. But he soon finds out that people are complicated and answers hard to come by…

Rex Rising: In a world where parasites create new human races, Elei leads a peaceful life as aircar driver — until a mysterious attack on his boss sends him fleeing with a bullet in his side and the fleet at his heels.

Resonant: As the first days of the end of humanity tumble across the City of Las Vegas, turning everyone into vampire-like creatures, April Tate will find out what it really means to survive.

Reign of Blood: April Tate is a seventeen-year-old ferocious vampire killer who lives in the remains of Las Vegas one year after a viral epidemic has left the world decimated. After her family is abducted, her world tilts when she discovers they’re not truly alone.

Released: After a demon apocalypse kills everyone they know, 17-year old Abby Phillips, her brother and her friend Max flee their home to travel through the wastelands of America, chasing a radio transmissions of a resistance offering shelter. But soon enough Abby and her companions discover what awaits them is much worse they could have ever imagined.

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A Favorite Son, by Uvi Poznansky, is regularly $4.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 45 customer reviews.

Category: Memoirs and Biographies

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

This story is a present-day twist on the biblical story of Jacob and his mother Rebecca plotting together against the elderly father Isaac, who is lying on his deathbed, in order to get their hands on the inheritance, and on the power in the family. This is no old fairy tale. Its power is here and now, in each one of us.
Listening to Yankle telling his take on events, we understand the bitter rivalry between him and his brother. We become intimately engaged with every detail of the plot, and every shade of emotion in these flawed, yet fascinating characters. He yearns to become his father’s favorite son, seeing only one way open to him, to get that which he wants: deceit

“What if my father would touch me,” asks Yankle. In planning his deception, it is not love for his father, nor respect for his age that drives his hesitation—rather, it is the fear to be found out.

And so—covering his arm with the hide of a kid, pretending to be that which he is not—he is now ready for the last moment he is going to have with his father.

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Aegis Rising, by S.S. Segran, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 58 customer reviews.

Category: Young Adult

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

***Winner of the 2014 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards – Silver Medal for Fiction***

Over a remote northern forest, a small plane carrying five teenage friends flies into a freak storm. Struck by lightning, the aircraft crashes and the passengers find themselves cast into a life-changing adventure.

In a hidden valley, a mysterious people gaze at the stormy sky as a glowing object with fiery wings disappears behind a mountain ridge. The astonishing sight reignites an ancient prophecy foretelling the arrival of five chosen ones destined to become bearers of light against a dark storm gathering on humanity’s horizon.

In a distant city, a secretive organization led by a shadowy figure initiates a sequence of cataclysmic events designed to wreak havoc across the planet, beginning with a remote mining site in northern Canada.

As the three worlds collide, unlikely heroes arise. Armed with powers entrusted to them by the ancient prophecy and the resilience of their life-long bond, the five teens take a stand against a malevolent foe.

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Santa Maybe, by Dan Alatorre, is regularly $6.99 but has been discounted to just $2.99 today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 9 customer reviews.

Category: Humor

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

A routine trip to the store creates a golden opportunity for a loving father to bestow a terrific Christmas memory on his three year old daughter. Filled with humor and love, this story will have you laughing and turning the pages to see if the stranger with the red shirt and white beard is… Santa Maybe?

Topics in this book include: Christmas, preschool, humor, fantasy, detective, magic of Christmas, comedy, shopping, parenting, fatherhood.

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Twin Souls, by K. A. Poe, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars based on 280 customer reviews.

Category: Paranormal

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Seventeen year old Alexis finds herself on the eve of her eighteenth birthday. What generally means a step into adulthood instead opens its way to a terrifying truth about not only her family, but herself. She comes from a long line of vampire hunters, and her real dad wants her to carry on the family quest. At the same time, she is falling for a new boy at school who has his own secret. He is a vampire. Alexis is forced to make a decision from which there is no turning back. – Will she deny this newly discovered heritage, or embrace it.

Click here to pick up your copy of Twin Souls.

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Eleven, by Carolyn Arnold, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars based 102 customer reviews.

Category: Mystery

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Eleven Rooms. Ten Bodies. One Empty Grave.

Brandon Fisher never expected this when he signed up as a Special Agent for the FBI. Working in the shadow of Supervisory Special Agent Jack Harper of the Behavioral Analysis Unit his career seemed set. But when the team is called to a small rural town where the remains of ten victims are found in an underground bunker, buried in an unusual way, Brandon knows he’ll never return to his normal life.

With one empty grave, and the case touching close to home, he fears he’s become the target of a psychotic serial killer who wants to make him number eleven. Only thing is, everything Brandon thinks he knows is far from the truth.

Click here to pick up your copy of Eleven.

 

 

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Free & Discounted Kindle Book Offers

Here’s your first group of free and discounted Kindle book offers in a variety of genres for Friday: for those books listed as being free or discounted in this post – while the pricing of the free and discounted status is valid at the time of this posting, please make sure you check the pricing carefully before you press the “buy” button as it could revert back to its normal status at any time!

Mercenary, by David Gaughran, is regularly $4.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 13 customer reviews.

Category: Historical Fiction

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Lee Christmas gets drunk and falls asleep at the throttle of his locomotive, plowing straight into an oncoming train. Blacklisted from the railroad and his marriage in tatters, he flees New Orleans on a steamer bound for the tropics.

In Honduras, he begins a quiet new life. But trouble has a way of finding Christmas. With unrest sweeping the countryside, he’s kidnapped by bandits. Soon, he finds himself taking sides in an all-out civil war–as leader of the rebellion.

MERCENARY is the story of the USA’s most famous soldier of fortune: the hard-drinking drifter who changed the fate of a nation.

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Sweet Christmas Kisses, a fourteen book box set by Donna Fasano, Ginny Baird, Helen Scott Taylor, Beate Boeker, Melinda Curtis, Denise Devine, Raine English, Aileen Fish, Patricia Forsythe, Grace Greene, Mona Risk, Roxanne Rustand, Magdalena Scott and Kristin Wallace, is regularly $6.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 45 customer reviews.

Category: Contemporary Romance

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

This holiday season, warm your heart with 14 Sweet Christmas Kisses, a bundle of PG-rated romance novels and novellas from USA Today, national bestselling, and award-winning authors.

Sweet Christmas Kisses takes you from small-town USA to England, Scotland, and even Ecuador; from the beach to snow-capped mountains, and to the wild–sometimes magical–west. The Sweet Christmas Kisses bundle will bring you laughter, tears, and always joy, for more than 1600 pages. Foreword by New York Times bestselling author, Brenda Novak.

Almost Perfect Christmas by Donna Fasano, USA Today bestselling author. Aaron wants to give his daughter a perfect Christmas and elicits Christy’s help to do it. When they’re talked into a make-believe wedding, can a real one be far behind?

Mistletoe in Maine (Holiday Brides Book #3) by Ginny Baird, Award-winning and National bestselling author. A single mom takes her kids on vacation in Maine and meets a handsome innkeeper, a young widower with a teenage son. A winter wonderland love story about faith and new beginnings.

The Army Doctor’s Christmas Baby (Army Doctor’s Baby Series) by Helen Scott Taylor, Award-winning and National bestselling author. An army surgeon with twins falls for the nanny, but will her secret destroy their happiness?

Stormy Times by Beate Boeker. International author. A rock star, vet, and puppy meet in a blizzard and sparks fly…

The Christmas Promise by Melinda Curtis, USA Today Recommended Read, Award-winning and National bestselling author. When a chocolate heiress bumps into a wounded warrior during Christmas, chaos ensues thanks in part to three fairy godmothers…er, a trio of meddlesome nuns.

Merry Christmas, Darling by Denise Devine, Award-winning author. A desperate bachelor enlists his neighbor to pose as his wife to appease his dying mother and unexpectedly finds love under the mistletoe.

Some Christmas Magic by Raine English, Award-winning and National bestselling author. She’s been dumped… He wants to win her back… A last-ditch effort to save her Christmas might result in her most romantic holiday ever.

Christmas in White Oak by Aileen Fish, National bestselling author. Forced to face his past, a young widower tries to grant the Christmas wish of his first love.

Lucky Break Christmas: Homecoming by Patricia Forsythe, Award-winning author. Their marriage is in trouble…until a judge, two kids, a quirky hometown of old friends, and the Christmas spirit of forgiveness step in.

Beach Christmas by Grace Greene, Award-winning and National bestselling author. Jessie Dawson hopes to arrange the perfect beach Christmas for her family, but when it all falls apart a special delivery from the past may inspire a new Christmas wish.

Her Christmas Cruise by Mona Risk, Award-winning and National bestselling author. The perfect fiancé is a cheater and the Christmas wedding is off, but the would-be honeymoon cruise may offer Julia a dream companion.

A Scottish Christmas by Roxanne Rustand, Award-winning author of over thirty novels.
When Lucy Davis receives a mysterious letter inviting her to the Scottish Highlands to receive an inheritance, she expects to deal with it quickly–until she discovers it’s a historic B&B with a handsome, mysterious resident who might just be the man of her dreams.

Small Town Christmas by Magdalena Scott, National bestselling author. Past loves, a family in mourning, a little boy with a big heart. Christmas in Serendipity, Indiana is full of surprises!

By Christmas (Covington Falls Chronicles, Book 4) by Kristin Wallace, Award-winning and National bestselling author. She was a jilted bride. He’s her ex-fiancé’s brother. She’s trying to save Christmas. He’s disrupting her peace on earth. Together they find a holiday happy ending.

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Gone Girl Parody: Go Away Girl, by Luke Young, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars based on 24 customer reviews.

Category: Humor

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Gear up for the GONE GIRL movie release by reading the hilariously clever parody GO AWAY GIRL – At a special price for a limited time!

On a warm summer morning in Frayser, Tennessee, it is Rick and Winnie Dunce’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents aren’t actually being wrapped nor are reservations really being made when Rick’s somewhat brilliant, yet borderline psychotic wife, vanishes. Husband-of-the-Year Rick isn’t doing himself any favors with troubling fantasies about opening up his wife’s skull (Hannibal Lecter style) or his wholly inappropriate joke at his missing wife’s news conference. Passages from Winnie’s diary expose just how completely out of her mind she really is. The super-annoying perfectionist with her inane treasure hunt clues and bizarre quiz questions could have put anyone precariously on edge. I mean, if he did kill her, can you really blame him?

Under growing pressure from the cops and the media—as well as Winnie’s weird and selfishly preoccupied parents—the suspect/husband dispenses a continuous series of lies, deceptions, and inappropriate behavior. Rick is strangely evasive, kind of dumb and he’s certainly hostile—but is he really a killer?

A parody of, Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn’s acclaimed and runaway bestselling masterpiece, Go Away Girl, will leave you doubled over with laughter, gasping for breath and checking to see if your own ottoman can really balance on its side like that.

Please note that this parody was previously titled So Far Gone, Girl.

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Paradise Valley Mysteries Boxed Set, a four book box set by Debra Burroughs, is regularly $4.99 but has been discounted to just $1.99 today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 109 customer reviews.

Category: Mystery

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

This boxed set contains The Scent of Lies: Book 1, The Heart of Lies: Book 2, The Chain of Lies: Book 3 – plus a BONUS Short Story (best read after reading at least one of the other books).

Emily Parker, a beautiful young widow, decides to take over her late husband’s private investigation business in the affluent small town of Paradise Valley, hoping to solve the mystery of his murder. With the help of her close circle of friends and the sexy new police detective in town, Emily tackles other murder cases while discovering clues that her late husband wasn’t who he said he was.

A captivating series, full of romance, mystery, and intrigue. Think “Sex and the City” meets “Nancy Drew.”

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/sfmz3s into your web browser to pick up your copy of Paradise Valley Mysteries Boxed Set.

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Saint Francis of Assisi: A Life Inspired, by Wyatt North, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 65 customer reviews.

Category: Memoirs and Biographies

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

St. Francis’s call is a call to return to the basics of Christianity. It is a call to Christians to reach back to their roots so that their spiritual lives can draw strength from the pure waters of the Gospel instead of being choked by manmade traditions and worldly concerns. In the words of G. K. Chesterton, the coming of Francis “marked the moment when men could be reconciled not only to God but to nature and, most difficult of all, to themselves. … his whole function [was] to tell men to start afresh and, in that sense, to tell them to forget” (124).

While St. Francis of Assisi is one of the most beloved saints in history, the relevancy of St. Francis for our times in light of the election of Pope Francis has yet to be explored. This book is written with the intention of filling that gap. While it is biographical in nature, it also freely explores themes that relate to St. Francis but are not a part of his life. This book is about more than the life of St. Francis of Assisi; it is about the impact this beloved saint has had through his imitation of Christ, his love of poverty, the Franciscan movement, and his profound influence on Pope Francis.

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Rising Tide: Dark Innocence, by Claudette Melanson, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 47 customer reviews.

Category: YA Paranormal Romance

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

CHOSEN AS ONE OF 400 FOR THE SECOND ROUND OF THE AMAZON BREAKTHROUGH NOVEL AWARD FOR 2014!!!
ARE YOU A FAN OF VAMPIRE ACADEMY, VAMPIRE DIARIES OR TWILIGHT?

Rising Tide will sink its fangs into you, keeping you awake into the wee hours of the night

Could Maura’s life get any worse? …turns out it most certainly can.

Isolated and sheltered by her lonely mother, Maura’s never been able to make friends. She seems to drive her classmates away—except for the odd times they pay enough attention to torture her—but she doesn’t understand why. Maura considers herself to be a freak of nature, with her unusually pale skin and an aversion to the sun that renders her violently nauseous. Her belief is only worsened by the fact that almost everyone around her keeps their distance.

Even her own father deserted her before she was born, leaving Maura alone with her emotionally distant mother, Caelyn. Even though Maura is desperate for answers about her unknown parent, Caelyn remains heartbroken and her daughter can’t bring herself to reopen her mother’s wounds. Or is there a more sinister reason Caelyn refuses to utter a word about her long-lost love?

When a cruel prank nearly claims Maura’s life, one of her classmates, Ron, rushes to her rescue. Darkly handsome & mysteriously accepting, Ron doesn’t seem to want to stay away, but Maura is reluctant to get too close, since her mother has announced she’s moving the two of them to Vancouver…nearly 3,000 miles away from their hometown of Indiana, Pennsylvania.

If life wasn’t already challenging enough, Maura begins to experience bizarre, physical changes her mother seems hell bent on ignoring, compelling Maura to fear for her own life. Vicious nightmares, blood cravings, failing health and the heart-shattering loss of Ron—as well as the discovery of a tangled web of her own mother’s lies—become obstacles in Maura’s desperate quest for the unfathomable truth she was never prepared to uncover.

Click here to pick up your copy of Rising Tide: Dark Innocence.

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Wanted, by Nick Stephenson, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars based 396 customer reviews.

Category: Thriller

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Nowhere to hide…

What should have been a relaxing vacation in Paris turns into another unwinnable situation for expert criminology consultant Leopold Blake. Caught in the cross hairs of a ruthless assassin and on the run from the police for a murder he didn’t commit, Blake and his team must fight to clear his name before it’s too late.

As enemies close in from all sides, Blake is about to learn who he can trust – and who is determined to destroy him – as The City of Light becomes a new hunting ground. Wanted is another exhilarating instalment in the Leopold Blake series of thrillers, which can be read and enjoyed in any order.

Click here to pick up your copy of Wanted.

 

 

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