A Spotlight on Romance

Here’s something a little bit different in the Featured spot for Thanksgiving Day today here in the USA – a group of independent authors have joined together to offer their romance titles at a significant discount for each title: for those of you who enjoy the genre I think each of you should be able to find something to read and enjoy!

Matchmakers Box Set, a new three-book box set collection by Bernadette Marie, is regularly $9.99 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:

Matchmakers

Cellist Sophia Burkhalter thought ten years in Europe performing with an exclusive ensemble would have made it clear that she wasn’t a candidate for her grandmother’s matchmaking. After all, she’d walked away from the man she loved, leaving him back home in Kansas City.

David Kendal had fallen in love with Sophia, a match orchestrated by her grandmother and his aunt. However, the unexpected appearance of the daughter he never knew he had—and Sophia’s sudden, subsequent departure for Europe—thrust him into the role of single father.

Carissa Kendal has only ever wanted the best for her father. It doesn’t take long for her to realize that the very woman who broke her father’s heart might be the one to make them a real family.

Can Carissa and the women who originally played matchmaker to the duo convince them that love is worth a second try? Or will careers and past mistakes tear them apart forever before they have a chance to reconcile?

Encore
Newly unemployed concert pianist, Thomas Samuel has spent most of his adult life escaping his upbringing. He’s become an expert at hiding his feelings and remaining professional. But when he meets cellist Carissa Kendal he’s faced with one emotion he can’t escape—love.

Carissa hadn’t expected her mother to take on the art of matchmaking and she was convinced she wasn’t very good at it. Strong minded Carissa had her work cut out for her with the emotionally scarred Thomas, but love always wins in the end—or does it?

By the time Thomas realizes his past does not define the man he has become it might be too late. Big venues and scenic places might just win over the heart of Carissa and take her away from him—unless he hurries and faces the man who ruined his career and convince Carissa that every performance, even love, deserves an encore.

Finding Hope
Hope Keller has lived a perfect and peaceful life. However, she is a mystery, to herself. The one thing that would make her feel whole would be to know about her birth parents and discover who she really is.

Private investigator Trevor Jacobs has a job to do—find Hope for her biological father and get to know her without her finding out. Locating her was the easy part. Falling in love with her hadn’t been in his job description.
When Trevor is asked by Hope to help her find her birth parents he is put into a difficult situation. If she discovers he already has all of her answers it might cost him his heart—and those answers might cost Hope her life.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/mmboxset into your web browser to pick up your copy of Matchmakers Box Set.

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Sullivan’s Way, by Wilhelmina Stolen, 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 13 customer reviews.

Category: Historical Romance

 

 

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

A single day shattered her life and set in motion, events that would change the Sullivan family for generations.

Marnie Joe Sullivan had the perfect life as the daughter of a wealthy Virginia businessman, but perfection wouldn’t last. As the War Between the States ends, she is struggling to keep her family together. After a botched robbery, fleeing rebels leave her mother dead and Marnie at the mercy of a killer. The year is 1867 and Virginia is still home to Confederate conspirators and a killer that must be stopped. Loyalty and love run deep in the Sullivan family and Marnie is no exception. As the eldest Sullivan, she feels obligated to rescue her father from the hangman’s noose. But a jailbreak at midnight lands her in the arms of Marshal Mason Kane.

Death is never fair. Mason Kane is proof of that. The horror of war and the death of his brother made him a drunk. Consumed by guilt and grief, he finds himself occupying Richmond saloons and starting fights. But a forgotten promise to his brother forces him to put down the bottle and accept a friend’s plea for help. Mason has no idea that the scrawny, mud covered boy he just hit is Sullivan’s daughter and he has no idea just how tempting she is until he tries to mend her wounds. Bound by honor and promise, Mason sets out to find a killer. What he finds is the outlaw Marnie Sullivan. A woman he can’t live without and secrets that lie in the way.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/sullivansway into your web browser to pick up your copy of Sullivan’s Way.

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A Heart Not Easily Broken, by M.J. Kane, is regularly $4.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store and this book has received an average user rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 89 customer reviews.

Category: Contemporary Romance

 

 

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

Ebony is a smart, sexy, career-oriented black woman who wants nothing more than a summer fling with a man who challenges her mind and body. What she doesn’t expect is a blond haired, blue-eyed bass player—who won’t take “no” for an answer—to accept the challenge.

When Ebony’s attempt at a brief fling turns into more, despite negative reactions from friends and family, she finds juggling love, family, and career are nothing compared to the ultimate betrayal she endures. Now her dreams spiral into lies and secrets that threaten her future and her best friend’s trust.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/7dfral into your web browser to pick up your copy of A Heart Not Easily Broken.

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A Heart on Hold, by Sara Barnard, is regularly $4.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 18 customer reviews.

Category: Historical Romance

 

 

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

Charlotte’s lips only took a moment to find those belonging to her beloved. He tasted faintly of molasses and she was immediately drawn into the warmth of his embrace. Their bodies were perfectly pressed together, fitting as though one had been divinely made for the other, as Sanderson’s kisses trailed from Charlotte’s lips down her neck.

Her hands found his softly stubbled face and guided him back to her lips. With his strong arms around her, she’d never felt more safe. Or more vulnerable.

War. Devotion. Deceit. Death. How long can a heart hold on before it breaks? Most women would carry on with their lives after being thrust into widowhood, but not Charlotte Adamsland. Upon learning that her husband, Captain Sanderson Redding, was killed in a botched escape from a Confederate prison in Illinois, she clings to his promise to return to her no matter what, and quickly heads north through a war-ravaged country with only her faith in God and her beloved horse to bring her beloved Sanderson home – one way or another.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/pqmb1o into your web browser to pick up your copy of A Heart on Hold.

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The Girl Before Eve, by Lisa J. Hobman, is regularly $4.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store and this book has received an average user rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on 17 customer reviews.

Category: Contemporary Romance

 

 

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

Unrequited love is the biggest heartache…

Lily and Adam have been best friends since the dawn of time. Well, the dawn of their time. Okay…since primary school actually. Everyone accepted them as best friends. Until one day, aged 18, Lily made a fateful discovery. She was head over heels in love.

With Adam.

Her unrequited feelings are hard to deal with initially but become even harder when Lily inadvertently introduces him to the love of his life. It all started as a bit of a joke thanks to the other woman’s name.

Eve.

Many years later and Adam is once again single and heartbroken and Lily is there to help him pick up the pieces. Her methods are sometimes a little unorthodox and lead to ridiculous consequences.

Can Lily help Adam move on and find happiness again? And can either of the friends recover from losing the love of their lives?

Sometimes the one thing you want is way out of reach.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/5dy9ve into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Girl Before Eve.

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Until Darkness Comes, by Melynda PRice, is regularly $4.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store and this book has received an average user rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 26 customer reviews.

Category: Paranormal Romance

 

 

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

A guardian angel… A forbidden love… Eternal consequences…
Olivia Norton was born with a gift—a gift heaven has sworn to protect, and hell is bound to destroy. Her perfect world is turned upside-down when two handsome strangers, Max and Liam, step into her life. Olivia soon discovers that her ‘Mr. Perfect’ is actually a perfect nightmare.

The rules of engagement have changed and Liam, Olivia’s guardian angel, is forced to cross dimensional borders or risk losing the woman he’s sworn to protect. Suddenly, thrust into a world unlike anything he’s never known, Liam isn’t prepared to come face to face with the young woman whose life he holds in his hands.

But nothing is as it seems, and secrets abound that will ultimately force him to choose between two impossibilities. Max will stop at nothing to finish what he’s started, and Olivia is soon plunged into a battle between good and evil. Her very life hangs in the balance as two forces fight to win her heart.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/82514 into your web browser to pick up your copy of Until Darkness Comes.

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Stutter Creek, by Ann Swann, is regularly $4.99 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 26 customer reviews.

Category: Suspense / Paranormal Romance

 

 

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

When Beth lost her father to cancer and her husband to another woman, she didn’t know where to turn. So she retreated to the family cabin at Stutter Creek. Some of the best times of her life were spent at that cabin. That’s where she met her first crush, a boy named John. But that was many years ago . . . could he possibly still be around? Or would she find something sinister instead?

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

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Indiscretion, by Tonya Lampley, 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 out of 5 stars based on 10 customer reviews.

Category: Inspirational Fiction

 

 

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

Damon Harris wants a better life than the one he’s currently living. He has a penchant for trouble and a trail of mistakes behind him, but inside he can feel a greater call; one that is urging him on to becoming the man he knows he can become.

After a brief stint in jail and losing the only woman he ever loved and their son to another man, Damon decides it’s time to get his act together. Being irresponsible has cost him the things he holds most dear. He marries the “ideal” woman in hopes it might settle him down. But old habits and friends come calling, threatening the stability he’s created. And one night spent with Candy will be the wrecking ball that causes it all to come to tumbling down.

A few drinks, a beautiful girl…was it worth it?

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

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Soul Awakening, by Doug Simpson, 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 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 10 customer reviews.

Category: Mystery / Romance

 

 

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

Soul Awakening is a spiritual mystery/romance story involving the discovery of reincarnation and the past lifetimes of a group of individuals. It is a work of fiction, but was inspired by a series of actual events that were experienced by the author or other individuals known to the author. It involves the apparently accidental, though actually orchestrated by Divine Intervention, meeting of three total strangers, and their ultimate discovery that they shared previous lifetimes together. It includes episodes of spirit communication, messages from God, past-life regression sessions, Guardian Angels, past-life recall in the awake state, and Soul Attraction, which is the reincarnation of groups of souls together, in more than one lifetime, in order to deal with uncompleted Karmic connections from previous lifetimes together.

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Check out Amazon’s Black Friday Deals – and it’s not even Black Friday yet! You can check out the deals if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/amazonbfriday into your web browser.

 

Enter to win a new Kindle Voyage e-Ink reader! It’s free to enter, and you can put your name in the hat if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/1214kv into your web browser – be sure to tell a friend, as I’m certain they would love an opportunity to win, also!

Free & Discounted Kindle Book Offers

Here’s your listing of free and discounted Kindle book offers in a variety of genres for Thanksgiving Day: for those books listed as being free in this post – while the pricing of the free 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 paid status at any time!

Becoming Lola, by Harriet Steel, 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 4.1 out of 5 stars based on 21 customer reviews.

Category: Historical Fiction

 

 

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

Becoming Lola is the true story of an extraordinary woman who resolutely defied the conventions of her day, determined to wring every drop of excitement from life and love.

Born in 1821 in modest circumstances, Eliza Gilbert, as she then was, became the nineteenth century’s most notorious adventuress.

At sixteen, she ruined herself in the eyes of society when, to avoid an abhorrent arranged marriage, she ran away with one of her mother’s admirers. He married her, but she abandoned any chance of forgiveness when she refused to be trapped in an unhappy union and left him.

Many women would have vanished into increasingly desperate obscurity, but Eliza was no ordinary woman. She reinvented herself as Lola Montez, a Spanish aristocrat fallen on hard times. In that guise, she blazed like a firecracker through the courts of Europe and beyond, reputedly taking hundreds of lovers, including King Ludwig of Bavaria and the composer, Franz Liszt. She was a dancer, an actress, an intrepid traveller and, by the time of her early death, the second most famous woman in the world after Queen Victoria.

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

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Tahoe Blues, by Aubree Lane, 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 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 34 customer reviews.

Category: Romantic Suspense

 

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

When Cara Lee Greene finds that the glitz and glitter of casino life isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be, she divorces the Lake’s self-proclaimed King of Tahoe, and tries to separate herself from the rich and powerful Alexander family.

In her quest for a new life, Cara is able to reconnect with some old friends. She finds a new home, a new love and a new piece of jewelry around her ankle. Under house arrest and accused of a crime she didn’t commit, Cara must rely on a funky group of misfits to uncover the truth and set her free.

Believing himself above society’s mores, Duncan Alexander doesn’t know what he has until his beautiful college professor wife walks in and finds him in bed with another woman. Losing Cara is not an option and Duncan will do anything to get her back.

With a family whose wealth was built on profiteering during the Prohibition years, Duncan is not above doing what he deems necessary to retrieve his queen. His family sits on the side-lines. They have given Duncan free rein, but in the end will Duncan be able to retain his throne?

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

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3 Heads & a Tail, by Vickie Johnstone, 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 20 customer reviews.

Category: Humor

 

 

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

3 Heads & a Tail is a quirky comedy about two guys, a girl and a streetwise Labrador who swears too much.

When nature lover Josie moves into a house share with two pals, dreamer Ben and model man David, she sees it as a short stop and doesn’t bank on an attraction developing with one of them. Meanwhile, Ben’s dog, Glen, has the hots for Miss Posh, the beautiful golden Labrador in the park. When dog meets dog it’s puppy love, but a complication leads to Glen taking matters into his own paws, leading to a situation that puts him in danger. In this comedy of errors, romance and walkies, it’s anyone’s guess who is going to win the girl/dog and live happily ever after.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/3heads into your web browser to pick up your copy of 3 Heads & a Tail.

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A Family for Christmas, by Noelle Adams, is regularly $3.49 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 44 customer reviews.

Category: Contemporary Romance

 

 

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

For years, Lydia has dreamed of overseas mission work, the way some women dream of getting married. How ironic that she needs a husband to finally make it happen. She’s always been practical, however—even if it means a marriage-of-convenience so she can finally do the work she’s called to do. Gabe needs a wife at exactly the right time. Plus, he’s kind of hot.

After a spectacularly failed marriage, Gabe isn’t looking for a wife. He and his nine-year-old daughter are doing just fine on their own. But he’s happy to negotiate a practical arrangement with Lydia in order to move into a new and more rewarding job. After all, a marriage like theirs won’t end up changing his life very much.

They both have their priorities, and marriage just isn’t one of them. But their carefully planned relationship doesn’t exactly go as planned…

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/9mynaq into your web browser to pick up your copy of A Family for Christmas.

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The Kate Jones Thriller Series, Vol. 2, a new three-book box set collection by D.V. Berkom, is regularly $8.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Category: Action & Adventure

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:
The Kate Jones Thriller Series, Vol. 2 includes the complete text for 3 full-length novels: CRUISING FOR DEATH (Kate Jones #5), YUCATAN DEAD (Kate Jones #6), and A ONE WAY TICKET TO DEAD (Kate Jones #7). Don’t forget to pick up The Kate Jones Thriller Series, Vol. 1!

CRUISING FOR DEATH
Paradise Lost…

Kate Jones and her lover, Cole, are on a luxury cruise in the Caribbean when a passenger dies of an apparent heart attack and the ship is boarded by modern-day pirates. Along with two other passengers, Kate is kidnapped by a long-lost enemy who wants to settle an old score.

Kate’s vacation turns into non-stop action when Anaya’s gunmen board the cruise ship and she finds herself on a jet ski surrounded by sharks, kidnapped, held captive, staked down over patch of fast growing bamboo, and drugged in a Voodoo ceremony. Add a 16th century Spanish shipwreck, hidden treasure, and an Obeah priestess and you’ve got trouble in paradise.

Will Kate escape certain death or end up as shark bait in the middle of the Caribbean?

It’s adventure in paradise and promises all the fast-paced action readers have come to expect from the Kate Jones Thriller Series.

YUCATÁN DEAD
She was a dangerous man’s lover…now she’s his dangerous enemy.

For Kate Jones, being on the run from her former lover–the vicious leader of a Mexican drug cartel–was never going to be easy. But with a new identity, a new lover, and a new life in Arizona, she was beginning to believe she’d made it through the worst.

Then, in an act of twisted revenge, Kate’s kidnapped and imprisoned by her deadly enemy, his intention to force her to pay back the money she stole before he kills her.

Fate intervenes and she finds herself working against the cartels deep in the Yucatan with a group of off-the-grid commandos. From peaceful northern Arizona to the steamy jungles of Mexico, Kate Jones must decide for herself if she’ll continue to run…

…or turn and fight the evil that pursues her.

A ONE WAY TICKET TO DEAD
Digging up the past can be deadly…

After years of running from her ex—a vicious Mexican drug lord—and his subsequent death, Kate Jones is ready to bury the past and try to piece together a new normal. But first there’s a loose end to tie and it involves digging up old ghosts that are best left alone.

Unaware her actions have attracted the notice of a powerful enemy Kate is plunged into a deadly fight for survival, as both her life and the lives of the children of a man she once loved hang in the balance. And, with the possibility of an informant inside the DEA, she doesn’t know who she can trust.

From the emerald green shores of Seattle to the lush Yucatán jungle and unforgiving Sonoran desert, Kate Jones must once again face her past…and hope she survives.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/xyylk8 into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Kate Jones Thriller Series, Vol. 2.

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Ted Saves the World, by Bryan Cohen, 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 83 customer reviews.

Category: Young Adult

 

 

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

Ted Finley was your typical, wise-cracking teenager…
…until an otherworldly force gave him abilities beyond his wildest dreams.

After an unintended public display of his powers, Ted has become an instant celebrity and the target of a gang of undead thugs.

Sixteen-year-old Erica LaPlante was six-feet-under when a blast of blue light brought her body back to life. Armed with the consciousness of a fierce warrior, Erica must keep her teenage urges at bay to protect the newfound hero.

When sparks fly between Ted and Erica, Erica wants nothing more than to hide who she really is and the dangerous mission they must face. But when their school comes under attack, Ted and Erica must use everything at their disposal to save their friends, the town and… well, the world.

Ted Saves the World is a YA sci-fi/fantasy novel that features fast-paced action, terrifying horror, side-splitting comedy and a touch of romance. Author Bryan Cohen has watched every episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and it shows in the first book of his new series.

Click here to pick up your copy of Ted Saves the World.

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Broken Angel, by S.W. Vaughn, 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 84 customer reviews.

Category: Thriller

 

 

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

One man’s fight for freedom will shake the New York City underground, and change the game forever…

Drifter Gabriel Morgan has only one constant in his life: his beloved sister, Lillith. So when a powerful crime lord called Slade kidnaps her and makes an offer Gabriel can’t refuse, he’ll do anything it takes to win her back.

Beneath the glittering surface of the city, the night has teeth…

Forced to join Slade’s syndicate as a low-level fighter, Gabriel discovers a dark underside to the city that few have ever seen. There, he becomes known as Angel — brutal, determined, and rising quickly to the top. His success turns Slade’s rivals into dangerous enemies…but he also discovers unexpected allies with their own reasons for opposing the leadership.

Soon, Angel realizes that the game can’t be won by their rules — so he’ll have to make his own.

Click here to pick up your copy of Broken Angel.

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The Special Guest Special 20th Anniversary Edition: A Christmas Story, by Lee Allen, 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 11 customer reviews.

Category: Christmas Fiction

 

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

Here is the 20th Anniversary Edition of this much beloved modern Christmas classic.

Perhaps best said by the former national director of Angel Tree: “The Special Guest is much more than just a well-written family story… it sprinkles the principles of forgiveness with the wonder that is Christmas”.

A family dealing with a tragedy when an unexpected guest arrives for the holidays… A stranger who seems to have mysteriously stepped out of the past… A surprising chain of events that will teach the family about the miracle of forgiveness… A special gift left behind Christmas Day that causes the family to realize there are times, when needed the most, that help can come unexpectedly and unannounced… Sometimes from a perfect stranger…

This is a story befitting the most wonderous time of year. A time when we lift our heads from the day-to-day grind of life to look at humanity with our spiritual eyes. When we rejoice to hear the bells chime a message of hope for the world. When we look to believe there really is more to this world than just what we can see and hear with our natural senses…

Open THE SPECIAL GUEST and enter a world we all want to believe to be true. Someone once said, “To feel the brush of the supernatual is to experience, firsthand, the heavenly messengers at work around us.” This beloved story will renew your faith in miracles. Even more important, it will renew your faith in your fellowman.

Introduction…

The story opens Christmas weekend with 16-year-old Scott Reid working his bagboy job at the local super market. After watching an elderly man sitting outside in the cold all afternoon reading, Scott decides to approach the stranger to see if he needs help. The man, who is dressed in clothes as outdated as his vintage automobile, explains he was passing through when his car broke down. Not wanting the man who calls himself Zachery to be stranded over the long holiday weekend, Scott invites him home. Soon after the guest arrives, unexpected events begin to unfold that will leave the Reid family to wonder if more than chance brought the stranger to their home. Finally on Christmas morning, they waken to a most unexpected surprise. It’s then the family discovers the identity of their guest. What they learn is most surprising and mysterious of all. . .

20 years ago THE SPECIAL GUEST grew from a story first written by Lee Allen for his young children, to a local bestseller in hometown Richmond Virginia, and from there to a national besteller that included a movie project with CBS. The story’s timeless message of forgiveness, wrapped in the mystery of a very special visitor, will warm readers’ hearts today as much as it did for readers a generation ago.

Click here to pick up your copy of The Special Guest Special 20th Anniversary Edition: A Christmas Story.

Check out Amazon’s Black Friday Deals – and it’s not even Black Friday yet! You can check out the deals if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/amazonbfriday into your web browser.

 

Enter to win a new Kindle Voyage e-Ink reader! It’s free to enter, and you can put your name in the hat if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/1214kv into your web browser – be sure to tell a friend, as I’m certain they would love an opportunity to win, also!

More Free & Discounted Kindle Book Offers

It’s the Wednesday before Thanksgiving here in the USA, so I hope everyone has safe travels (and a not-so-stressful commute home from work this afternoon)!

Here’s your second group of free and discounted Kindle book offers in a variety of genres for Wednesday: for those books listed as being free in this post – while the pricing of the free 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 paid status at any time!

Dance ‘n’ Luv Contemporary Romance Boxed Set, a four-book box set collection by Alicia Street and Roy Street, 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 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 10 customer reviews.

Category: Contemporary Romance

 

 

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

The Dance ‘n’ Luv series shines a spotlight on women of the dance world. Not necessarily the stars, but the unsung heroines, the dilemmas they face and the men who capture their passions.

• Kiss Me, Dancer – A rollercoaster of a ride between a dance instructor and a divorced dad. Can she save her studio without losing her heart?
• Touch Me And Tango – Ballroom dance star Tanya broke Parker’s heart when they were teens. Seeing each other again ignites the same fiery
attraction and frustration between them. Plus a secret danger that will change both of their lives forever.
• Stars, Love And Pirouettes – Two careers, two men. A ballerina faces the choice of a lifetime.
• Snow Dance – Divorced Broadway dancer moves to a peaceful fishing village for solitude and instead encounters a needy teen, a pesky ghost and a fisherman who makes her believe in love again. While complete in itself, this 13,000 word story is also a prequel to the novels.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/dancenluv into your web browser to pick up your copy of Dance ‘n’ Luv Contemporary Romance Boxed Set.

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Aegis Rising, by S.S. Segran, 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 92 customer reviews.

Category: Fantasy

 

 

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

***Winner of the 2014 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards & 2014 B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree***

Three Worlds Collide, Unlikely Heroes Arise.

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.

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

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T’on Ma, by Magnolia Belle, 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 85 customer reviews.

Category: Historical Fiction

 

 

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

T’on Ma is set in Texas during the 1850s, when Lana Cooper meets Two Hawks, a young Kiowa warrior, who gives her the name T’on Ma, Kiowa for Water Woman.

Lt. Liam O’Connell is a West Point graduate assigned to Ft. Worth. On a scouting mission, he meets the Cooper family. One look at Lana and he knows that he must pursue her.

Through adventure, captivity, betrayal, marriage, and death, these three lives intertwine as Lana tries to find her way between two men who she loves. Her choices cost them all.

Click here to pick up your copy of T’on Ma.

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One Broke Girl, by Rhonda Helms, 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 39 customer reviews.

Category: New Adult Romance

 

 

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

Anna Parker’s life disintegrates with one phone call. Her dad’s selling their ritzy New York City condo because her Wall Street banker mom emptied their bank account and ran off with another man. Which means Anna has to drop out of her elite college and move with Dad back to their small Ohio hometown. Anna’s determined to reclaim her life ASAP, so she’ll use the next few months to save money, help Dad get back on his feet, and find and confront her mom.

But Anna doesn’t anticipate things going so wrong. The only job she can get is working as a lunch lady in an elementary school. Their money-pit duplex is falling apart around their feet. And her dad is depressed without her mom, who’s proving hard to find.

One bright spot in the chaos is Gavin Metcalf, a kindergarten teacher she dated when they were young. With his easy wit and sexy smiles, he makes her forget her stresses—and the fact that her boyfriend Steven back in New York doesn’t know the truth yet about her dire circumstances. When past and present collide, Anna has to decide where her future lies…

Click here to pick up your copy of One Broke Girl.

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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 Tuesday: 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!

Mistletoe Kisses, a new eight-book box set collection (just released today!) by Janet Tronstad, Lisa Mondello, Lenora Worth, Margaret Daley, Camilee Elliot, Pamela Tracy, Lacy Williams, and Cheryl Wyatt, is regularly $4.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Category: Romance / Religious Fiction

 

 

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

A new collection from some of your favorite inspirational authors:

From USA Today bestselling author Janet Tronstad, a new retro romance The Day Gina Rossi Lost Her Yet:

Gina Rossi has dreamed of being Marco Scaglia’s sweetheart for as long as she can remember. But just when it looks like her dream might come true, her life gets crazy.

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Mondello, a new contemporary romance The Gift:

When Allison Jones finds a small envelope on the ground, CEO Derek Holden accuses her of stealing the money that was supposed to be inside. Knowing what the envelope means for a little girl, Allison is determined to not only fulfill the gift herself, but to prove to Derek that there is more to life than just money. Derek didn’t need the simple conventions of life…until he met Allison. He soon learns that a bank account full of money is no match for a heart full of love…

From New York Times bestselling author Lenora Worth, a contemporary romance A Palm Tree Christmas:

When an overworked, heartbroken Atlanta nurse takes a holiday on the Gulf coast, she meets a widower with two adorable children and rethinks what love really means. Together, Clara and Hank rediscover Christmas and maybe the beginning of something more.

From Amazon bestselling author Margaret Daley, a new romantic suspense Deadly Holiday:

Tory Caldwell witnesses a hit-and-run, but when the dead victim disappears from the scene, police doubt a crime has been committed. Tory is threatened when she keeps insisting she saw a man killed and the only one who believes her is her neighbor, Jordan Steele. Together, can they solve the mystery of the disappearing body and stay alive?

From Carol Winner and CBA Bestselling author Pamela Tracy, a new historical romance Two by Two:

In 1880’s Arizona Territory, Frank Barlett, a Yuma prison guard, heads to the mining town of Bisbee in order to bury his younger brother Jasper and see that his widow has safe passage home. The widow isn’t who or what Frank expected and doesn’t have a home to be escorted to. Emmaline Bartlett has a secret or two and every time Frank uncovers one, it’s just one more reason he’s got to protect her.

From award-winning author Camille Elliot, a new Regency romance The Spinster’s Christmas:

Spinster Miranda Belmoore and naval Captain Gerard Foremont, old childhood friends, meet again for a large Christmas party at Wintrell Hall. Miranda is making plans to escape a life of drudgery as a poor relation in her cousin’s household, while Gerard battles bitterness that his career was cut short by the injury to his knee. However, an enemy has infiltrated the family party, bent on revenge and determined that Twelfth Night will end in someone’s death …

From fan favorite author Lacy Williams, a new contemporary cowboy romance Mistletoe Cowboy:

After suffering a career-ending injury, bull rider Justin Michaels has stalled out. At twenty-seven, he’s back in college to try and find direction for his life. Valri North is a few credits away from completing her pre-med degree. She’s got her life planned out, until a disastrous assignment in class and a distracting cowboy threaten to derail her carefully-ordered plans.

From award-winning author Cheryl Wyatt, a new contemporary romance A Refuge Christmas:

Refuge police officer Connor Stallings is facing the challenge of his career: new mayor Adrianna White, who wants to restructure his beloved town upside down. Adrianna’s heart is in the right place, but as she and the handsome police officer clash, they grow close enough to glimpse on their horizon a partnership of vows beyond helping the quirky but close-knit town.

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

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Any Road Will Take You There, by David Berner, 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 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 27 customer reviews.

Category: Memoirs & Biographies

 

 

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

Recipient of a Book of the Year Award from the Chicago Writers Association, Any Road Will Take You There is honest, unflinching, and tender.

In the tradition of the Great American Memoir, a middle-age father takes the reader on a five-thousand-mile road trip — the one he always wished he’d taken as a young man. Recently divorced and uncertain of the future, he rereads the iconic road story — Jack Kerouac’s On the Road — and along with his two sons and his best friend, heads for the highway to rekindle his spirit.

However, a family secret turns the cross-country journey into an unexpected examination of the author’s role as a father, and compels him to look to the past and the fathers who came before him to find contentment and clarity. The result is a memoir that reveals the generational struggles and triumphs of being a dad, and the beautiful but imperfect ties that connect all of us.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/anyroad into your web browser to pick up your copy of Any Road Will Take You There.

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Scandal at Dawn, by Elizabeth Cole, 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 out of 5 stars based on 78 customer reviews.

Category: Historical Romance

 

 

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

The first book in the Regency Rhapsody series: lighthearted, sweet novellas set in regency-era England, celebrating the timeless power of romance with just a bit of mystery. Written for lovers of the classic regencies of the 60s, 70s, and 80s.

A notorious baron aims to prove himself to a proper lady, whose lack of sight does not impair her better sense…

When a cruel prank leaves the blind Olivia Blake ripe for humiliation on a ballroom dance floor, she is rescued…by an infamous rake. Soon she is seduced by the charm of Adrian Calwell, the scandal-chased Baron of Norbury, who is much more than he seems.

Adrian’s only goal in rescuing Olivia was to thwart another man’s heartless trick. But Olivia proves to be well worth it, and Adrian is impressed by the unusual young lady. Unfortunately, his reputation as a scoundrel sets the Blake family against him.

He is forbidden to court her, but when rumors threaten Olivia’s own reputation, Adrian takes matters into his own hands. It will take all of Adrian’s ingenuity and all of Olivia’s daring to find the truth and prevent a scandal at dawn.

This book was previously published under the title Love is Blind.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/scandalatdawn into your web browser to pick up your copy of Scandal at Dawn.

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Blood Drama, by Christopher Meeks, is regularly $3.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 32 customer reviews.

Category: Thriller

 

 

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

Everyone has a bad day. Graduate student Ian Nash has lost his girlfriend in addition to being dropped from a Ph.D. program in theatre at a Southern California university. When he stops at a local coffee shop in the lobby of a bank to apply for a job, the proverbial organic matter hits the fan. A gang of four robs the bank, and things get bloody. Ian is taken hostage by the robbers when the police show up. Now he has to save his life.

FBI Special Agent Aleece Medina’s analysis of the bloody bank heist drives her into the pursuit of a robbery gang headed by two women. She doesn’t anticipate how this robbery will pit her against both the bandits and the male higher-ups in the FBI while the media heats up during a giant manhunt.

The robbers are about to kill Ian, and all he has at hand is his knowledge of the stage.

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

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Real Santa, by William Hazelgrove, 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 21 customer reviews.

Category: Contemporary Fiction

 

 

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

George Kronenfeldt is an unemployed engineer with one shot to keep his daughters belief in Santa intact. When Megan tells him the only way she will believe in Santa is if she can videotape him and then tells her fourth grade class she will prove the existence of Santa Claus by posting her video to YouTube, George realizes he must become the Real Santa.

Real Santa is a funny heartwarming story of parenthood gone wrong and illuminates what lengths parents will go to keep their children happy.

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True-Life Adventure, by Julie Smith, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 21 customer reviews.

Category: Mystery

 

 

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

He KNOWS TOO MUCH—but he doesn’t know what he knows…

Things were going lousy for ex-reporter Paul Mcdonald: No money, no girl friend, no bright new career as a mystery novelist … and then along came private investigator Jack Birnbaum with an offer: he’d detect, and Paul would write the client reports. It wasn’t much, but it would keep Spot the cat in Kitty Queen tidbits.

But then somebody poisoned Jack in Paul’s own living room. A day that begins with a body in your house really ought to get better, but next comes burglary and after that, assault-by-cop. And Paul’s got a feeling that’s just the beginning. There must have been something someone didn’t want him to know in one of those client reports. But what?

The wise-cracking, funny, but slightly depressed ex-journalist better become an ace private investigator in about two seconds—or end up like his detective mentor.

Birnbaum’s last report concerned a kidnapped child, so Paul begins there. The trail leads him to the laboratory of a Nobel laureate geneticist, and then to San Francisco City Hall, where an extremely nasty surprise awaits. But there’s an upside—lovely witness Sardis Kincannon. Nothing like falling in love while you’re running for your life!

Click here to pick up your free copy of True-Life Adventure.

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The Dalai Lama: A Life Inspired, by Lynn M. Hamilton and Wyatt North, 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 18 customer reviews.

Category: Biography

 

 

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

What does the Dalai Lama’s life teach us?

Certainly, he is a sterling example of turning adversity into joyful service. But there is more to him than that. He is also a model of innovation and adaptation. He has taken the tenets of Buddhism and made them relevant to everyone. He has found commonalities in the teachings of Catholicism and Buddhism.

His message is not just about personal happiness and good karma, it is also very much about respecting the earth’s resources, recognizing the equality of all people, and sharing with the less fortunate.

He has said that, at ninety, he will decide whether his long series of lives as the Dalai Lama will end. As of this writing, he is nearly eighty. Will he live another ten years?

We can only hope so.

Click here to pick up your free copy of The Dalai Lama: A Life Inspired.

 

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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 Sunday: for those books listed as being free in this post – while the pricing of the free 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 paid status at any time!

The China Pandemic, by A. R. Shaw, 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 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 85 customer reviews.

Category: Science Fiction

 

 

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

#1 Bestseller in Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic fiction in May 2014!

What the world dreads most has happened – because of a mutated avian bird flu (H5N1) pandemic. It has ravaged the globe. Only 2% of the population has survived. A dying mother knows that her young child is among the few immune to the virus. What will she do to ensure his survival before her own coming tragic death?

Meanwhile, Graham has buried his last remaining family member. Following his father’s advice to make it to the family cabin, he meets with triumph and tragedy; learning new rules along the way. Just when he thinks he’s finally got a handle on this new world, he’s taken by surprise, as he learns he’s not alone. A hidden yet vulnerable community of Preppers are nearby. Will he find the strength to escape these dangers and go on living? And more importantly, will he have the ability to protect those he’s come to trust?

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/pzsomq into your web browser to pick up your copy of The China Pandemic.

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Amber, by Lauren Royal, 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 53 customer reviews.

Category: Historical Romance

 

 

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

A Top 10 Kindle Bestseller from a New York Times Bestselling Author!

England & Scotland, 1668

Kendra Chase’s brothers are telling her it’s high time she get married. But although they’ve presented her with many wealthy, titled suitors, no man has caught her fancy—until her coach is held up by a dashing, mysterious highwayman. When she and the dangerous man are caught in a compromising embrace and her overprotective brothers insist they wed, Kendra cannot believe it. Are they really desperate enough to match her with an outlaw?

Patrick “Trick” Caldwell is the Duke of Amberley—and also the notorious Black Highwayman, an identity he has assumed in order to right past wrongs and serve his king. But his already complicated life becomes positively convoluted when he finds himself compelled to marry a red-headed temptress he’s only just met. Caught in a web of half-truths and forced into a perilous mission, can Trick extricate himself and find love with the woman destined to steal his heart?

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/t8lx8i into your web browser to pick up your copy of Amber.

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Gabby, Angel of God, by Greg Sandora, is regularly $3.77 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 43 customer reviews.

Category: Religious Fiction

 

 

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

Gabby, Angel of God is an Angel Encounter – Adventure!

When Bo, a grieving widower, meets Gabby, he’s struck by her beauty, grace and laughter that wash over him like the sweetest song in heaven. Gabby is unlike any angel ever dreamed of—evil has no strength against her and the dark one and his minions are no match for this warrior of God. All Bo knows is that Gabby is every man’s dream and every woman’s nightmare…until she shows her true character and everyone loves her for the force of righteousness she is! Rescuing those in danger, providing for the poor and lifting up those in despair, Gabby does it all while wearing killer stilettos and a fab little black dress or tight jeans and a leather jacket.

Bo falls in love with Gabby, but she won’t let her own desires interfere with God’s orders and her mission. He realizes her short stay in his life is bittersweet because he’s going to lose another woman he loves. He’s been insensitive to the women in his life after his wife died, but Gabby has taught him the eternal power of love. Ever relentless, Bo is determined to exploit that power to the nth degree to get what he wants—never realizing he can destroy his destiny and the glorious future God has for mankind!

The story starts out with a young widower, Bo, raising two small children and the three heartbeats that will change his life. Ride along as stunningly beautiful Gabby, takes this human man on the no-holds barred adventure of a lifetime!

If you’ve ever lost a loved one this story is for you!

A story of Peace, Love, Hope, Charity and the strength of Faith, you’ll love Gabby, Angel of God

Gabby, is gorgeous, powerful, and able to take on forces that would make the most powerful armies turn and run for their lives.

When a widower who feels he has lost everything meets an angel, he finds out that his life is just beginning. Gabby is an angel of God who shows him that life is always full of surprises, adventures and a lot more meaning than we can easily fathom. She shows Bo how to help others, be open to love again and find the hidden strength that lies within all of us. It is a story with heart and hope that will take you on an adventure of faith with one amazing angel.

Reading Gabby, Angel of God will leave you feeling good about your life and dreaming of heaven.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/gabby into your web browser to pick up your copy of Gabby, Angel of God.

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Mail Order Bride: Westward Winds, by Linda Bridey, 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 123 customer reviews.

Category: Romance

 

 

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

A historical western cowboy romance novel about a mail order bride.

** A clean cowboy romance novel **

This is book 1 in the Westward series

Tessa O’Connor lives in a world of privilege and excess. Her doting parents want her to make a good match with a worthy gentleman and live a respectable life. She is beautiful and intelligent and she comes with a hefty dowry. There is no reason that she shouldn’t be able to find an eligible man and settle down.

Tessa herself is the reason. The men who are attempting to court her are, in her opinion, boring and conceited. Not only that, Tessa craves excitement and adventure, of which there is little in her social circles. By chance, she comes across an advertisement for a bride brokerage company seeking eligible women of good breeding to go west and find husbands.

One man on the list catches her eye and she begins corresponding with him, eventually agreeing to go to Montana to meet him. She can’t resist the possibility of finding someone different and even if she doesn’t, the adventure itself would be worth her time. Tessa makes a successful escape and sets out to make a new life in Montana.

Dean Samuels is a Montana rancher who is in over his head. His ranch is struggling and his two children are unruly and in need of a caretaker. It’s clear to his younger brother, Marcus, that he needs help. He tells Dean about a mail order bride service and convinces him that he should utilize it to find a wife.

After his wife, Sarah, had passed away, Dean never intended to marry again. His ranch and his children became his life. However, it becomes apparent that Sadie, his daughter, and his son, Jack, need stability and love. The demands of raising his children and keeping his head above water financially have taken a toll and Dean grudgingly gives in to Marcus’ idea.

Sarah had been the love of his life and Dean doesn’t intend to let any other woman into his heart. He’s locked those kinds of emotions deep inside, not wanting to take the chance of getting hurt like that again. Because Dean has trouble expressing his feelings in writing, his younger brother Marcus agrees to help write the letters to Tessa. Dean is happy to leave that part up to him.

When Dean and Tessa meet, sparks fly between the two strong willed people. Tessa is disappointed that Dean isn’t the romantic, sophisticated man she was lead to believe he was in the letters she received. Dean is aggravated that she isn’t a meek woman who is easily managed. Never mind the fact that she has no idea of how to take care of children and keep a home.

Dean and Tessa struggle to find common ground and make their marriage work. Will they each take the risk and open their hearts to one another? Can their marriage survive and will they find love and contentment in each other? Their future happiness hangs in the balance under the Montana skies.

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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.

The Winds of Fate, by Elizabeth St. Michel, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Category: Historical Romance

 

 

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

A woman’s desperate attempt to escape an arranged marriage leads to adventure she never could have imagined in Elizabeth St. Michel’s riveting new novel, The Winds of Fate.

Claire Hamilton will do anything to avoid marrying the vile duke to whom her uncle has her betrothed—including marrying convicted felon Dr. Devon Blackmon, a prisoner in Newgate Prison.

In retaliation, Claire is banished to the wild outpost of Jamaica, where on impulse she buys a slave of her own, only to discover that she has inadvertently bought her own husband—a move that does anything but endear him to his new “wife.”
Forced together in order to fight the deadly plague ravaging the island, Claire and Blackmon slowly develop a forbidden friendship that neither expected. Wildly untrusting on both sides, they struggle to navigate their newfound positions—until Blackmon seizes a chance to escape, soon rising to fame as the Black Devil Pirate, commanding his Caribbean kingdom and striking fear in the crowned heads of Europe.

But the outlaw is not finished with Claire yet, as their paths eventually cross once again and Blackmon takes her captive.

Caught in a war between France, England, and their own hearts, will Claire and Blackmon survive?

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/windsoffate into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Winds of Fate.

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Detour, by Martin M. Goldsmith, is regularly $2.99 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:

THE ROAD TO HELL IS PAVED …

1938. Alexander Roth is hitchhiking from New York to Los Angeles, hoping to reconnect with his self-absorbed, cutesy-poo girlfriend. A car stops to pick him up and he is soon plunged into a nightmare from which there may be no escape.

This fatalistic novel is a forgotten noir masterpiece that has languished for decades in the swamps of neglected crime fiction. In 1945, film director Edgar G Ulmer cranked out the movie version in a couple of weeks on a microscopic budget, and it is now widely recognized as one of the greatest gems in film noir history. The novel is its equal in every way, exploring the very darkest corners of the human condition.

Legendary crime fiction author Lawrence Block provides a foreword unique to this edition.

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

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Crimson Dreams, a ten-book boxed set by Inger Iversen, J.L. McCoy, P.A. Warren, H.D. Gordon, Sheri Kurtz, Alexia Purdy, Katie Salidas, Michael Hammor, R.M. Gilmore and Lissette E. Manning, has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Category: Paranormal

 

 

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

10 tantalizing tales of Vampires in one enticing multi-author boxed set! Vampires have never been more wicked.

*Recommended for readers 18yrs + for Mature Content*

FEW ARE ANGELS by Inger Iversen ~ War is raging between the Immortals and the Dark Prince’s army of half-breed vampires — and gifted Ella finds herself at the center. Can renegade half-breed vampire Kale keep her safe as their forbidden love awakens?

BLOOD OF THE SON (Skye Morrison Vampire Series, #1) by J.L. McCoy ~ Recent college grad, Skye Morrison, accepts a new job from gorgeous businessman, Archer Rhys, as the executive assistant at The Mausoleum, Austin’s newest and hottest Goth club. She quickly finds out she may have gotten more than she bargained for. Blood of the Son; this isn’t your little sister’s vampire novel.

RELUCTANT STORM by P.A. Warren ~ What if everything about your world was a lie? When Claire discovers there’s a vampire world out there she never knew existed, she ends up used as a pawn in someone else’s game. Two powerful men strive to use her in their devious competition. Loyalties will be tested, ties will be broken, and love will afce the ultimate test.

BLOOD WARRIOR by H.D. Gordon ~ The tale of two sisters who take on a world of vampires and werewolves, as well as the monsters that dwell within themselves.

VAMPIRE COP by Sheri Kurtz ~ Chef Deputy Sheriff Shawn Anderson finds himself the victim of a frame job. Now he has to find out who is setting him up without letting on that he’s a vampire.

REIGN OF BLOOD Book #1 by Alexia Purdy ~ 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.

IMMORTALIS CARPE NOCTEM by Katie Salidas ~ Becoming a vampire is easy. Living with the condition…that’s the hard part. Newbie vampire Alyssa never asked for this life, but now it’s all she has. Rescued from death by Lysander, the aloof and sexy leader of the Peregrinus vampire clan, she’s barely cut her teeth before she becomes a target of Kallisto, an ancient and vindictive vampire queen and Lysander’s old mate.

BEDTIME TALES FROM THE APOCALYPSE
(The Girl With No Name, Aluminum Butterflies, By Lantern’s Light, Prologue to the Apocalypse, & Scarred) by Michael Hammor ~ As the economy worsens, Agent Simmons investigates a murder at a border patrol check point. Tapping the talents of an IT technician, they uncover more than they wanted to know.

A young woman wanders, seeking revenge. One night, she’s attacked under an overpass. As the hunters stalk their prey, they have no idea things may not be as they seem. Soon, a price is placed on her head. She struggles with her demons as external forces align against her. She will have to make a difficult decision; join forces with the Mayor of Huachuca City, or Dance with the Dawn.

THE SCENE, Dylan Hart book #1 by R.M. Gilmore ~ Irreverent, twenty-something journalist, Dylan Hart, is not your average heroine. With a big butt and an even bigger mouth, she has her work cut out for her when she decides to cash-in on the blood-drained bodies of seven prostitutes scattered throughout southern California.

With her best friend in tow, and two contrasting boy-babes at her heels, the crew is pulled into an all too real sanguinarian lifestyle and dragged them through a bloody good mystery. Horrible pun intended.

SUBTLE SECRETS by Lissette E. Manning ~ An unexpected plague brought down the entire world, leaving its inhabitants to founder in its wake. Survival is a must, a lesson both human and vampire alike are learning quite well. Abbessé Franklin has promised herself that she’ll wipe out the Falgori with every stroke of her sword, or die trying in the process.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/9bpghr into your web browser to pick up your copy of Crimson Dreams.

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The Iron Wire, by Garry Kilworth, is regularly $4.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Category: Historical Fiction

 

 

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

In 1870 an enterprise began in Australia that was breathtaking in its ambition: to construct a single galvanised iron wire between Adelaide and Darwin, crossing two thousand miles of virtually unexplored wilderness. This was the Overland Telegraph Line, using local trees as poles, thousands of them, and hundreds of men who would not return to civilization for two years or more. Some would not return at all.

Alex McKenzie is a young telegrapher who believes his chosen profession to be at the cutting edge of contemporary science. A man who knows that once the last pole is erected and the line is open from Adelaide, to Darwin, to London and on to New York, the world will have shrunk and messages that used to take four months from sender to receiver will then take only minutes. His hopes for the future, for him and the love of his life, Sally, rest on the success of this magnificent Australian achievement. However, there are those whose enmity he has aroused and who would not hesitate to rob him of his life simply because he represents all they hate: someone who has grabbed at his opportunities and has risen from farm labouring roots to man of science.

The Iron Wire: a novel of human hope and progress in a land where men die, women are widowed, and bushrangers live by the lie and the gun.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/ironwire into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Iron Wire.

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The God Organ, by Anthony J. Melchiorri, is regularly $2.99 but is discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Category: Thriller

 

 

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

Immortality is within reach.

In 2063, a biotechnological revolution sweeps the nation. Behind this movement is Chicago-based medical giant LyfeGen. The company leads the biotech industry with their Sustain, an implantable artificial organ designed to grant its recipients near-immortality. But many of those recipients are suddenly dying.

Biomedical scientist Preston Carter developed the Sustain to improve and save lives. Yet there are others that would see him fail. Extreme religious groups, radical movements, and competing corporations would prefer to see LyfeGen collapse rather than allow “the god organ” to fundamentally alter medicine and the human body. In a race against time, Carter must learn to trust resourceful journalist Audrey Cook. She may hold the key to discovering who is sabotaging the Sustain. And with the organ already implanted in his own body, Carter must uncover the truth before he’s killed by his invention.

THE GOD ORGAN is a near-future medical thriller that takes the reader on a suspenseful ride filled with sinister conspiracies, intriguing biomedical science, and rampant corruption that will leave readers wondering just how dangerous becoming a god may really be.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/godorgan into your web browser to pick up your copy of The God Organ.

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The 5:2 Diet Low Calorie Easy Meals For One Cookbook, by Milly White, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Category: Cooking

 

 

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

The 5:2 Diet is a weight-loss diet plan on which you just diet on a two days a week and then eat normally (but healthily) on the remaining 5 days, with no calorie counting on those days. This diet is so popular and successful because it’s:

• Simple
• Convenient
• Easy to follow.

The 5:2 diet also suits anyone who has struggled to maintain their will-power or become very bored of the routine when dieting over a sustained period of time. With the 5:2 diet plan, as you diet for just two (non-consecutive) days a week, you:

• only need to maintain will-power in short bursts
• don’t get bored as within 24 hrs you can eat whatever tickles your taste buds!

Cooking for 1 on the 5:2 Diet
Cooking for one on the 5:2 diet might seem like a thankless task, preparing food from scratch for just one person can seem like a lot of work and effort. What’s more, how do you scale down a recipe so that it not only meets your low-calorie needs but is also suitable for just one serving? For example, just how do you use a ¼ or ½ of a whole egg? Fortunately, The 5:2 Diet Low Calorie Easy Meals For One Cookbook solves that dilemma. The single serving calorie-counted recipes in this book make it so easy to enjoy delicious, perfectly portioned meals, for breakfast, lunch or dinner. In this book you will find:

• Quick & Easy Solo Breakfast Recipes – all under 110 calories
• Single Serving Tasty Toasties, Wraps, Pittas & Quesadillas – all around 200 Cals
• One Portion Fresh, Flavoursome Salads – all under 300 Cals
• Super Single Serving Vegetarian Meals – all under 300 Cals
• Individual Fabulous Fish & Chicken Meals – all under 300 Cals

You will be able to eat Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on your Fast-Diet-Days, keeping hunger (and boredom) at bay, with 30 fresh, tasty, Complete Meal Calorie-Counted Recipes, all under 300 calories, including:

• Creamy Tomatoes on Toast 106 cals
• Chicken, Artichoke and Spinach Caesar Wrap 194 cals
• Watercress, Goat’s Cheese and Plum Salad 235 cals
• Lemon Herb Couscous with Falafels 299 cals
• Quick & Easy Creamy Roasted Pepper, Tomato & Caper Pasta 274 cals
• Haddock & Spinach Mornay Gratin 197 cals
• Southern (Un)Fried Chicken with Baby Corn Salad 245 cals

Packed full of flavourful, natural, healthy ingredients, perfectly portioned for one, these delicious recipes won’t leave you feeling hungry or unsatisfied after eating.

The recipes provided are Complete Meal Calorie-Counted Recipes ie if you need to serve the recipe with pasta or vegetables or rice etc, these have been taken into account in the calorie count, so no nasty surprises

The recipes are provided in both American & Metric Measurements, and the Ingredients are listed given using both the American and UK terms, where they differ.

Every Recipe gives a complete Per Serving Calorie Count of every ingredient included, so if an ingredient is not to hand; or just not to your taste, you can simply adjust the recipe to suit your needs.

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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.

Jericho’s Child: A Cozy Regency Romance, by Jolie Beaumont, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Category: Historical Romance

 

 

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

Sophie Moore has neither title nor fortune, but she hopes her talent for music will come to her aid, now that she is an orphan and must make her way in the world. But when she finds temporary shelter at the Mayfair home of a friend of her deceased father, she finds her practical plans being waylaid by the family’s dashing eldest son, Arthur Wentworth. Arthur, however, is too in love with his cousin, Lady Harrington, to give Sophie more than a glance—until a series of mishaps and misfortunes open his eyes, in the sparkling tradition of a cozy Regency Romance.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/jerichoschild into your web browser to pick up your copy of Jericho’s Child: A Cozy Regency Romance.

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Hope for Her, by Sydney Aaliyah Michelle, 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:

No one ever expected much from him.

Joshua Elijah Griffin, IV is on his last chance. A stint in rehab and a transfer to a new school has scared him into putting his life on track. He’s determined to live up to his family’s expectations, but on the first day of class, Josh meets a girl, and he knows his father won’t approve, but in Carrington, he sees a kindred spirit. He’s willing to give up everything to be with her.

No one ever thought she was special.

Carrington Olivia Butler is ready to shine. Always in the shadows of her siblings, she goes away to college to break out of her shell. All Carrington wants is to feel special. Josh’s attention is exactly what she craves, but their intense and sometimes volatile relationship is more than what she bargained for.

Josh’s demons return, and Carrington’s feelings fade, but both aren’t ready to give up hope. They give their love one last shot to survive, but hope, may not be enough.

**This book contains adult subject matter. Not intended for young readers.**

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/hopeforher into your web browser to pick up your copy of Hope for Her.

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The Next Boston Band, by Michael Fertik, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Category: Literary Fiction

 

 

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

Mekhi Bessel was maybe the top indie promoter in all of Greater Boston. He could get anyone to come to anything. He could get the Saudi kids from BU to show up to a football game at BC. He could get the cokehead finals club WASPs from Harvard to a poetry slam at Chocolate City, the Afro-theme house at MIT. And he knew from experience he could get the Euro-Latins from Emerson to dance salsa in the freezing cold to Israeli rock music in the parking lot outside the Beanpot hockey semi-final. He had been an indiscriminate impresario since his sophomore year in college when he produced his first play and charged for it in violation of Theater Club rules. Now, at 24, he had a whole series of gigs under his belt: nightclubs, rock and roll bands, hockey, football, girl’s lacrosse, good seating at the Head of the Charles, poetry reading, hip-hop (battles, a-cappella, and instrumental), dj’s, album launch, magazine launch, school committee candidate (Alan Price, Democrat, victorious), class day at Lesley University, ill-fated steak-and-live-blues restaurant, not-ill-fated brunch-and-live-blues restaurant, independent movie premieres, and the highly lucrative after-hours party. Boston shut down at 1 a.m., so the party had to go somewhere just as it was getting going. Mekhi found the lofts, bought the liquor, paid the dj, and collected the bar and gate.

This is how he had run afoul of the Tygers brothers. They cooked all the nightlife in Boston. Last night was the first time they had given him such a serious beating.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/bostonband into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Next Boston Band.

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Loose Ends, by D. D. VanDyke, is regularly $2.99 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:

When a young girl is kidnapped, street-smart but damaged ex-cop California “Cal” Corwin is engaged to find and rescue her before murder raises the stakes. As a straightforward case takes unexpected twists, Cal must quell a growing fear that an anguished mother may never see her child again. With a shadowy crime lord lurking behind every unexpected clue, Cal struggles to tie up loose ends before evil claims its next victim.

Loose Ends is book one in a new P. I. mystery series from D. D. VanDyke, a pen name of veteran bestselling technothriller author David VanDyke. Set against the rich backdrop of the San Francisco Bay Area, Cal Corwin novels brim with intrigue and fully fleshed characters from cops and criminals to hit men, oddball family and unexpected allies.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/ppr3px into your web browser to pick up your copy of Loose Ends.

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The National Truth: A Sensational Tabloid Thriller, by Steve Trotter, is regularly $3.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Category: Thriller

 

 

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

Twenty years ago, Dave Taylor quit his job and split town to become a rock star, but wound up a star drunk. Back on the wagon, tail between his legs, he’s back doing that same gig, writing BS for THE NATIONAL TRUTH, America’s most sensational tabloid. But the tall tales TNT publishes take a backseat to the real-life murder & mayhem going down: a transvestite biker nun kills to be a woman; a muffin addict is slain on basilica steps; a hit man is assassinated twice; a fiancée vanishes on a practice honeymoon; and a psycho stalker “schoolgirl” refuses to stay dead. Dave’s world is a wacky thrill ride. Staying alive and sober is a killer.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/nationaltruth into your web browser to pick up your copy of The National Truth: A Sensational Tabloid Thriller.

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Scarred Hearts, by Bonnie Dee, is regularly $3.99 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:

Two wounded souls find salvation in each another.

At the close of WWI, moonshine and bootlegging rule the night in the Kentucky hills, but two damaged souls manage to find light and love amidst the darkness. Nearly destroyed by a grenade blast, Shadow Robeson returns home from war only to be trapped by family expectations he has no energy to fight—until a secret romance with a loving woman sets him on a new course.

Bound by poverty and a ruined reputation, Lettie Calloway seems destined to spend her days serving at the local tavern. It takes a kind and gentle man entering her life to expand her dreams to the horizon.

Shadow plans to escape the backwoods with Lettie for a new start, but his violent family threatens to destroy the fragile growth of new love. As the couple struggles toward freedom, will they escape this dangerous country before their lives explode?

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More Free & Discounted Kindle Book Offers

Here’s your second 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!

35 MORE Amazing Recipes Your Mother Would Be Proud Of!, by Dan Alatorre and Ankit Pandey, 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 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 9 customer reviews.

Category: Cooking

 

 

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

35 MORE Amazing Favorites, From Our Families to Yours.

Our first cookbook “35 Great Recipes You Wish Your Mother Made” became a#1 BESTSELLER, so we’ve put together 35 MORE of our most delicious family favorites for you – amazing recipes that would make mom proud.

You can make restaurant-quality recipes at home while feeling like you’re being guided by a friend! Time with family, just like great food, should be enjoyed. There are too many complicated diets trying to ruin your day. Relax, take a break, and treat yourself.

Come with us again and discover the fun and flavor in these old-school family recipes.

It’s ALL in here, 35 MORE of our BEST:

• MORE Quick and easy, tasty treats.
• MORE Elaborate fine dining recipes.
• MORE Italian, Mexican and Latin American Favorites
• Simple healthy guacamole, amazing crab cakes, perfect pesto pizza and other unique family treasures, you’ll love!
• PLUS Kids’ favorites like Uncle Sal’s Gooey Butter Cookies too!

But, getting it right takes more than just a recipe. There are the secret spices and little in-the-family instructions and priceless advice passed down to us. Don’t worry, though. We took careful notes and included all that loving advice in this book for you. Notes like

“Use fresh ingredients. Don’t rush. Follow the recipe completely the first time you make it. Experiment the second time.”

Simple, yet we tend to forget them. Our mothers knew we needed those reminders. They always know, don’t they?

Pour a glass of wine and enjoy cooking for your family as everybody gathers around the kitchen again, to chat and play like we did when we were kids.

And the reason we loved the food, was:

It was made with love – that’s the Secret.

So Go Ahead, BUY THIS BOOK.

We hope you enjoy all our family recipes and can feel the love. That would make mom proud.

(Hint: MORE Bonus Recipes included!)

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/4ccry9 into your web browser to pick up your copy of 35 MORE Amazing Recipes Your Mother Would Be Proud Of!.

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Jubilee’s Journey, by Bette Lee Crosby, 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 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 110 customer reviews.

Category: Mystery

 

 

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

FROM THE USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF SPARE CHANGE…Book 2 in the Wyattsville Series. WINNER OF THE 2014 ROYAL PALM LITERARY AWARD & FPA PRESIDENT’S BOOK AWARD GOLD MEDAL!

When tragedy strikes a West Virginia coal mining family, two orphaned children start out on a trek that they hope will lead them to a new life. Before a day passes, the children are separated and the boy is caught up in a robbery not of his making. If his sister can find him, she may be able to save him. The problem is she’s only seven years old, and what detective is going to believe a kid?

Jubilee’s Journey, Book Two in the Wyattsville Series, is a saga of discovering lost family and finding love that reconnects readers with Ethan Allen and the cozy heart-warming characters of SPARE CHANGE.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/jq73xk into your web browser to pick up your copy of Jubilee’s Journey.

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She’s Not You, by Mimi Barbour, 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 31 customer reviews.

Category: Contemporary Romance

 

 

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

Sick and alone with her three-year-old daughter at Christmastime, Belle Foster needs help. When her neighbor’s brother gets involved, she welcomes the soft-spoken good-looker into her world. Rescuing her kidnapped daughter isn’t part of the deal, but any man willing to babysit his sister’s menagerie of pets and cares that much about a stranger’s baby is a guy she wants to get to know much better.
Jesse has only loved one woman in his life. Years ago, she left him with a broken heart, a crippling dependency and too many poignant memories. No one can replace her. No other woman has ever come close. So why does this loving mom continually sneak into his head? And why can’t he shake her loose? One needy girl in his life, a sister who expects him to live on a pedestal, is enough for any man.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/shesnotyou into your web browser to pick up your copy of She’s Not You.

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Is Your Chair Killing You?, by Kent Burden, is regularly $3.99 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 47 customer reviews.

Category: Non-Fiction

 

 

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

Sitting for extended periods of time is as bad for your health as smoking cigarettes. And doing your workout plan for 30-60 minutes a day is not enough to undo the damage from extended periods of sitting. Is Your Chair Killing You? reveals shocking new research showing that sitting for long periods greatly increases your risk of developing obesity, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, cancer and other lifestyle diseases. Your body was designed to move constantly over the course of the day, but most of us sit for hours a day at work and at home! What you really need is to exercise at work! Fitness and wellness expert and award-winning author Kent Burden has created brief, simple movements that allow you to workout at work daily to combat the damaging effects of sitting. This simple program of exercise for weight loss done for 1-5 minutes each hour will burn calories, energize and refresh you, and you won’t even break a sweat. Includes tips and practical tools:

-Simple tools like a fitness ball instead of a regular chair can help you burn calories
-How to exercise while you work
-How to get rid of back pain by moving just a few minutes every hour
-How reducing your body weight will give you more energy and help you live longer

Read this book—you’ll be healthier in as little as 8 minutes a day.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/ppu6dn into your web browser to pick up your copy of Is Your Chair Killing You?.

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The Card Counter, by James Kipling, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 232 customer reviews.

Category: Mystery / Thriller

 

 

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

Jake Walker has pressures coming at him from all sides. A long-time homicide detective for the city, he’s also a divorced father of three kids. With the kind of work he does, family life often takes a back seat. This is certainly the case when the bodies of the most outstanding players on the State College football team start being discovered brutally murdered.

Why would anyone want to murder these guys? Detective Walker has to put family and everything else aside to solve these crimes before anyone else falls victim to this vicious killer the press is now calling “The Card Counter”.

As each victim turns up, the case becomes more traumatic and bizarre. The killer has a point to make and will continue to make people pay with their lives . . . until Walker and the rest of the city GETS IT!! Find out who is murdered next and follow Detective Walker until he uncovers the truth behind these killings, the twisted motive for this murderous rampage.

Click here to pick up your free copy of The Card Counter.

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A Cat Out of Egypt: The Prequel to Yeshua’s Cat, by C. L. Francisco, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 5 out of 5 stars based 7 customer reviews.

Category: Christian Historical Fiction

 

 

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

A Cat Out of Egypt: The Prequel to Yeshua’s Cat

“On a cold winter’s night when the heavens almost seemed to reach down and touch the Earth, a child was born in a stable . . . and many miles away, as her last kitten struggled into the world, the Great Cat Who Is Bast saw the star and wondered.”

C.L. Francisco’s new novel, A Cat Out of Egypt, is a magical tale of Jesus’ “lost” years in Egypt. The feline narrator, Miw, is an Egyptian cat from the great temple at Bubastis, born under the Christ Child’s star. After corrupt priests plot her death, Miw escapes with Tikos, priestess of Bast, to a Jewish village, where Miw’s battle against a deadly scorpion wins the gratitude of Yeshua’s family. But when Tikos faces down an Egyptian mob, she betrays their location. She and Miw flee south, and Yeshua’s family, warned in a dream to leave Egypt, go with them. Pursuit escalates until both Egyptians and Romans are spreading nets to catch Miw, and a cadre of dark priests who stalked Yeshua at his birth stumble onto his trail while tracking Miw. A powerful Nabataean caravan leader joins Miw in defending Yeshua and his family against forces determined to destroy the child before he can reach Israel. The peril overshadowing his friends drives Yeshua deep within himself to realize many of his gifts at an early age, quickening self-awareness far beyond his years.

A Cat Out of Egypt is the second in the series, Yeshua’s Cats, the prequel to The Gospel According to Yeshua’s Cat, a story of Jesus of Nazareth told by a cat he carries hidden in his robes. Yeshua’s Cat has received consistently enthusiastic reviews since its publication in November, 2013, including 4½-star reviews from both Indie Reader and Self Publishing Review. Like Yeshua’s Cat, A Cat Out of Egypt combines theological subtlety, historical accuracy, and the perceptive observations of a companion cat.

Click here to pick up your free copy of A Cat Out of Egypt: The Prequel to Yeshua’s Cat.

 

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Free & Discounted Kindle Books

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!

Silver, by Steven Savile, 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 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 60 customer reviews.

Category: Thriller

 

 

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

“There is a plague coming….For forty days and forty nights fear shall savage the streets. Those steeped in sin shall burn. The dying begins now”

With this chilling message a wave of terror unlike anything the world has ever seen sweeps the streets of Europe. Thirteen martyrs burn themselves alive in thirteen major cities simultaneously.

And this is just the beginning.

A religious cult calling itself the Disciples of Judas has risen in the Middle East. They twist the words of ancient prophecies to drive home the fear. Everything you believe in will be proved wrong. Everything you hold true will fail.

Day by day the West wakes to increasingly harrowing acts of terror. As fear cripples the capitals of Europe, the only question is where will be the next to fall? London? Rome? Berlin?

In a race against time – believing the terrorists intend to assassinate the Pope – Sir Charles Wyndham’s unique Special Ops team, codename Ogmios, track a labyrinthine course through truth, shades of truth and outright lies that takes them from the backstreets of London to the shadow of Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin and all the way into the heart of the Holy See itself.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/7588 into your web browser to pick up your copy of Silver.

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Against Her Will, by Peter Martin, 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 66 customer reviews.

Category: Mystery
 

 

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

Donna, a beautiful young woman, scarred by an unhappy childhood is brutally attacked on her way home from work. As she struggles to recover, her life spirals out of control, bringing back demons from the past. An attempted suicide, culminates in her spending a lengthy spell in hospital. There her recovery is slow, but when she is befriended by a male nurse, a relationship begins to develop. Once she leaves hospital, this relationship blossoms, and Donna thinks all her troubles are over. However, on her honeymoon, at the eleventh hour, Donna makes a devastating discovery that brings all her worst fears back to the fore, placing her in a situation that may well cost her, her life.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/m7ytr8 into your web browser to pick up your copy of Against Her Will.

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Startling Connections, by Peter M. Leschner, 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 15 customer reviews.

Category: Thriller

 

 

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

Has a single defining moment ever led to a chain of events that dramatically changed your life forever?

Larry lived an uneventful life as a commodity trader in New York City until a sudden tragic incident during a routine dinner with a friend connected him to Sofia, the beautiful and intriguing woman of his dreams.

Their ensuing relationship unravels a sequence of life-changing events. Sofia is mysteriously abducted by a global terrorist organization about to launch an attack of unprecedented dimensions. Though ill prepared for such a journey, Larry’s love for Sofia and his fear of losing her force him to embark on a dangerous quest filled with thrilling non-stop action as he travels to the ends of the earth to try to find Sofia, get her back and thwart the terrorist organization’s diabolical plans.

Startling Connections is more than just a page-turning thriller filled with twists and turns. It reminds us that terrorism is a tragic plague that must be confronted and defeated not only by force, but also through victories over the minds of its perpetrators.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/kahh49 into your web browser to pick up your copy of Startling Connections.

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The Note, by Richard Rudomanski, 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 out of 5 stars based on 254 customer reviews.

Category: Mystery

 

 

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

Nora Williams discovers her husband of forty-four years stroke-ridden and comatose in their home in rural New York. In his pocket she finds the cause–a blackmail note.

Robert’s in a medically induced coma in the ICU, unable to speak. Nora, devastated by her husband’s condition, and shocked by the allegations written in The Note, is now faced with the daunting task of uncovering the truth behind her husband’s past. But the investigation becomes pitted between Nora’s denial and her daughter’s persistence to unearth the facts. They will soon discover, hidden within the decades of deception, there is a secret so powerful it could tear the entire family–apart!

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

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The Fiction Writer’s Handbook, by Shelly Lowenkopf, is regularly $3.99 but has been discounted to just $2.99 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 25 customer reviews.

Category: Advice & How-To

 

 

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

“The Fiction Writer’s Handbook” is the definitive volume to explain the words and phrases that writers and editors use when they talk about a work. In the highly competitive publishing world, today’s writers need to stay ahead of the competition and make every sentence count. This book will help new writers who need an understanding of the writing process, and for seasoned writers, it is a powerful tool.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/7251 into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Fiction Writer’s Handbook .

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Lords of Honor, by K. R. Richards, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 65 customer reviews.

Category: Historical Romance

 

 

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

Through no fault of their own, Avalon Society member, Micah Wychcombe, Viscount Wincanton, and Lady Elizabeth “Libby” Darrington find themselves in a compromising situation. Micah offers for Libby out of gentlemanly duty and honor. In another situation that involves honor, fellow Avalon Society member, Lyon Ravenscroft, the Earl of Amesbury, must offer for Miss Sophia Hart.

The Avalon Society soon realizes the mysterious brown-coated men who plagued them recently in Glastonbury are once again pursuing them. It becomes clear the Brown Coats are after their recent finds and acquisitions. The Brown Coat numbers increase and their attacks become vicious. The Avalon Society members discover the leaders of the brown-coated army are anonymous heads of a secret order of powerful men in prominent positions.

When their loved ones and families become targets, the Avalon Society must join forces with the Crown to stop their enemies. Can they discover the identities of the leaders and stop the attacks? Will the two newlywed couples find happiness in their new circumstances?

The Lords of Avalon series follows the Avalon society members on their quest for ancient secrets hidden in magical Glastonbury and South West England. With a rich cast of unforgettable characters, set against the backdrop of late Regency England, The Lords of Avalon series is an adventurous romp full of danger and romance.

Click here to pick up your copy of Lords of Honor.

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Whisper of Memory, by Brinda Berry, 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 15 customer reviews.

Category: Young Adult Sci-fi Romance

 

 

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

Weapons training and winter formals… a deadly combination

All Mia ever wanted was to fit in at Whispering Woods High. But being a portal-finder who dates a guy from another dimension sort of makes it hard. Mia’s brother disappeared over a year ago, and now agents from the IIA are policing people’s movements through dimensions. She’d trusted Dr. Bleeker from the local university when he’d told her the IIA were the bad guys. But even a girl with an extraordinary ability to sense things can make mistakes.

Now two people are dead, and as a portal gatekeeper for the IIA, Mia needs to find Dr. Bleeker before he hurts anyone else. And her boyfriend Regulus, an Agent for the IIA, carries secrets of his own. Between learning about weaponry, finding the perfect dress for the winter formal, and catching bad guys, who has time to fit in?

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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 Tuesday: 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!

Purified, by Brian Robert Smith, 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 out of 5 stars based on 87 customer reviews.

Category: Thriller

 

 

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

“There’s no use trying to escape. You’re miles from anywhere. You have no clothes, no food, no money… You’re dead, Mason.”

Mason Bushing died over a year ago, but his life was saved through an unauthorized experiment with a drug called Purify. When he awakens in a strange place, all Mason wants is his old life back. His plans change after he discovers his wife is more interested in the insurance money than seeing him alive. His best friend doesn’t believe his story, and after he almost kills his wife’s new boyfriend, fraud and assault charges loom.

When a detective is assigned the case, his suspicions are raised by lies, disturbing coincidences, and related homicides. Mason becomes his prime suspect, and he’s forced to run again.

Imagine having to run from someone who saved your life. Imagine everyone thinking you’re dead, and waking up to questions, accusations, conspiracies and murder. What would you do if you were Purified?

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

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Please Me, Cowboy, by Megan Crane, 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 38 customer reviews.

Category: Contemporary Romance

 

 

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

Gracelyn Baylee Packard got herself away from her dirt-poor Montana roots as soon as she could. Now – although she’s never actually met the man – she works in Texas for billionaire Jonah Flint.

When Jonah summons her to inform her it’s her lucky day, because she’s going back with him to her home state as his guide, Gracelyn doesn’t exactly see his proposition in the same light. So what if he needs her to infiltrate the tight community of a small Montana town to save his brother from a pre-nup-less marriage?

It’s the last place on earth either one of them would ever go willingly, yet Gracelyn and Jonah discover that in Marietta they just might find exactly what neither one of them was looking for…

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

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Dying Eyes, by Ryan Casey, 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 out of 5 stars based on 15 customer reviews.

Category: Mystery

 

 

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

What secrets hide behind dying eyes?

With the Christmas and New Year chaos out of the way, it’s time for the Preston Police Department to put their feet up and return to normality.

But for DS Brian McDone, there is no respite from the frenzy. An unidentified young woman is found brutally murdered in a seedy section of the city, her body laced with bruises, her sharp fingernails digging into her palms. Her eyes are staring up at something in pure fear.

Nobody knows who she is.

As Brian and his team begin to piece together the clues, the answers lead him to places he would least expect. The further Brian digs, one question soon becomes apparent: who can he trust? The answer, it seems, may be life-threatening.

The first in a new series from author Ryan Casey, Dying Eyes is a dark detective mystery with complex characters and a twisting, turning plot that is sure to please fans of the crime thriller genre. If you enjoy hit Danish TV phenomenon, The Killing, you’ll love Dying Eyes.

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

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Fashionably Dead, by Robyn Peterman, 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 1,266 customer reviews.

Category: Paranormal

 

 

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

Vampyres don’t exist. They absolutely do not exist.

At least I didn’t think they did ‘til I tried to quit smoking and ended up Undead. Who in the hell did I screw over in a former life that my getting healthy equates with dead?

Now I’m a Vampyre. Yes, we exist whether we want to or not. However, I have to admit, the perks aren’t bad. My girls no longer jiggle, my ass is higher than a kite and the latest Prada keeps finding its way to my wardrobe. On the downside, I’m stuck with an obscenely profane Guardian Angel who looks like Oprah and a Fairy Fighting Coach who’s teaching me to annihilate like the Terminator.

To complicate matters, my libido has increased to Vampyric proportions and my attraction to a hotter than Satan’s underpants killer rogue Vampyre is not only dangerous . . . it’s possibly deadly. For real dead. Permanent death isn’t on my agenda. Avoiding him is my only option. Of course, since he thinks I’m his, it’s easier said than done. Like THAT’S not enough to deal with, all the other Vampyres think I’m some sort of Chosen One.

Holy Hell, if I’m in charge of saving an entire race of blood suckers, the Undead are in for one hell of a ride.

Click here to pick up your free copy of Fashionably Dead.

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Sea Scoundrel, by Annette Blair, 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 302 customer reviews.

Category: Historical Romance

 

 

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

SEA SCOUNDREL, Knave of Hearts, One of Four

–Lady Patience Kendall crossed the sea to marry, but her intended died before she arrived. Penniless and stranded, she found only one way to get home: Bring rich American Misses to England to find them titled husbands. At the ship, she realized their mothers expected each to wed the Marquess of Andover. She’d seek an introduction. On the journey, Captain Grant St. Benedict was anything but friendly. Just because her girls caused a few mishaps? Grant had never met a woman more irritating, or more desirable, than the Lady Patience Kendall. But however dangerous his interest, he couldn’t resist teaching the delicious distraction that independence was nothing to passion.

A history of SEA SCOUNDREL: In 1999, the book, LADY PATIENCE, needed to be cut in half to fit the Precious Gem Line for Kensington Publishing. Now, here in its full award-winning, uncut glory for the first time is the story of the Sea Captain and his Lady.

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