Free & Discounted Kindle Book Offers

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

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 57 customer reviews.

Category: Suspense

 

 

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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Apart From Love, by Uvi Poznansky, 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 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 106 customer reviews.

Category: Literary Fiction

 

 

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

Secrets, passion, betrayal…
Coming back to his childhood home after years of absence, Ben is unprepared for the secret, which is now revealed to him: his mother, Natasha, who used to be a brilliant pianist, is losing herself to early-onset Alzheimer’s, which turns the way her mind works into a riddle. His father has remarried, and his new wife, Anita, looks remarkably similar to Natasha–only much younger. In this state of being isolated, being apart from love, how will Ben react when it is so tempting to resort to blame and guilt? “In our family, forgiveness is something you pray for, something you yearn to receive–but so seldom do you give it to others.”

Behind his father’s back, Ben and Anita find themselves increasingly drawn to each other. They take turns using an old tape recorder to express their most intimate thoughts, not realizing at first that their voices are being captured by him. These tapes, with his eloquent speech and her slang, reveal the story from two opposite viewpoints.

What emerges in this family is a struggle, a desperate, daring struggle to find a path out of conflicts, out of isolation, from guilt to forgiveness.

Where does the title, Apart From Love, come from?
The word Love is used sparingly in the novel, which makes it ever more precious. The title comes from a phrase used three times in the story:

After a while I whispered, like, “Just say something to me. Anything.” And I thought, Any other word apart from Love, ’cause that word is diluted, and no one knows what it really means, anyway.
Anita

Why, why can’t you say nothing? Say any word–but that one, ’cause you don’t really mean it. Nobody does. Say anything, apart from Love.
Anita

For my own sake I should have been much more careful. Now–even in her absence–I find myself in her hands, which feels strange to me. I am surrounded–and at the same time, isolated. I am alone. I am apart from Love.
Ben

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Conversations With The Golf God, by Robert K. Swisher Jr., 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: Humor

 

 

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

Every day around the world golfers wonder if the Golf God is real and how much he impacts the game. This book answers many age old questions. Yes, the Golf God is real! He appeared to local golfer Shanks one day, dancing on a bar at The Fleece Muni Golf Course and told Shanks he had been chosen to be his disciple. “Why have I been chosen?” Shanks asked, bewildered. “Because you are the worst putter I have ever seen and to continue to play the game you have to be filled with devotion,” answered the Golf God righteously.

The Golf God also informed Shanks he had been assigned the task to write the Golf Gods’ legacy. In between beer, cigarettes, and pizza the Golf God told Shanks the real history of golf, explained the fine points of throwing a club, what golf terms really mean, why we play the game, and a few tips about putting, while Shanks shared several stories about real life golfers at the Golf God’s request – the kind who take your hard earned cash and lie about their handicaps. Grab a slice of pizza, have a beer, maybe a smoke, then sit back and feel like you are in the room enjoying the conversations between Shanks and the Golf God!

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/golfgod into your web browser to pick up your copy of Conversations With The Golf God.

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Lies of the Dead, by Shauna Bickley, 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 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 11 customer reviews.

Category: Mystery

 

 

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

How well do we know those closest to us? When Liam kills himself, his older brother Tom needs to know why suicide was the only solution.

Tom and his sister Andi search for answers, but don’t know who they can believe as they discover Liam’s friends and associates aren’t the people they claim to be. They are propelled into a world where their ideas of right and wrong don’t exist, and where people demand what neither of them possesses.

Liam’s legacy of deceit is dangerous, and when Andi and her twin daughters find themselves in a dangerous showdown, Tom realises the truth may have too high a price.

What would you risk to find the truth?

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/81yrl1 into your web browser to pick up your copy of Lies of the Dead.

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A Stairway To Danger, by Ben Woodard, 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 25 customer reviews.

Category: Young Adult / Mystery

 

 

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

An eyeless body. A menacing stranger. And a tangled mystery.

It’s the summer of 1923 and two cousins hunting for hidden gold stumble on an decayed body. Fourteen-year-old Tom Wallace is convinced the death was murder and drags his older cousin into a harrowing struggle against a shadowy group. Not even attempts on their lives can stop the boys from relentlessly pursuing the mystery. But when their curiosity leads them to investigate a derelict barge, what they find is bigger and more dangerous than anything they could have imagined.

A STAIRWAY TO DANGER is a fun-filled thriller with humor and adventure in a Twain-like setting.

Click here to pick up your free copy of A Stairway To Danger.

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Aegis Rising, by S.S. Segran, 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 65 customer reviews.

Category: Action and Adventure

 

 

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

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 to pick up your free copy of Aegis Rising.

 

 

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More Free & Discounted Kindle Book Offers

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

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

Category: Fantasy

 

 

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

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

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

Best for ages 16 and up~

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/l7vnt1 into your web browser to pick up your copy of Shades of Chaos.

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

Category: Memoirs and Biographies

 

 

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

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

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

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

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/i7zr44 into your web browser to pick up your copy of A Favorite Son.

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

Category: Young Adult

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Category: Humor

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

Category: Paranormal

 

 

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

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

Click here to pick up your copy of Twin Souls.

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

Category: Mystery

 

 

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

Eleven Rooms. Ten Bodies. One Empty Grave.

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

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

Click here to pick up your copy of Eleven.

 

 

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Free & Discounted Kindle Book Offers

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

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

Category: Historical Fiction

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Category: Contemporary Romance

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/10inqq into your web browser to pick up your copy of Sweet Christmas Kisses.

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

Category: Humor

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/gonegirlparody into your web browser to pick up your copy of Gone Girl Parody: Go Away Girl.

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

Category: Mystery

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Category: Memoirs and Biographies

 

 

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

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

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

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/lo0bbz into your web browser to pick up your copy of Saint Francis of Assisi: A Life Inspired.

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

Category: YA Paranormal Romance

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Category: Thriller

 

 

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

Nowhere to hide…

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

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

Click here to pick up your copy of Wanted.

 

 

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Free & Discounted Kindle Book Offers

Here’s your first group of free and discounted book titles in a variety of genres for your consideration this morning: 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 change at any time!

Love Finds A Way Boxed Set, a four-book box set collection by Karen Booth, Karen Stivali, Margaret Ethridge and Holly Gilliatt, 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 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 17 customer reviews.

Category: Women’s Fiction

 

 

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

Four critically-acclaimed, unconventional love stories from popular and bestselling romance authors. Each of these books has a sequel available from Turquoise Morning Press. A great set for fans of series!

Bring Me Back by Karen Booth

Claire Abby was a starry-eyed teenager when she fantasized that British rock star Christopher Penman was her boyfriend. More than twenty years later, she’s about to fall in love with him for real.

Contentment by Margaret Ethridge

Fifteen years after saying “I do”, Tracy Sullivan feels lost in a tangle of marriage, family, home, and career. Poised on the verge of losing it all, she embarks on a quest to redefine her life. With the help of a few good friends and the enduring love of her husband, she discovers that while happiness fleeting, contentment can last a lifetime.

Meant To Be by Karen Stivali

Sometimes you’re already committed to the wrong person when fate finally brings you the right one. Daniel and Marienne’s friendship has helped them weather every hardship—now they’re both secretly wondering if it can survive a first kiss.

′Til St. Patrick’s Day by Holly Gilliatt

Over the course of one winter, three best friends encounter what happens when love doesn’t go.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/kqq9oy into your web browser to pick up your copy of Love Finds A Way Boxed Set.

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How I Sold 30,000 eBooks on Amazon’s Kindle – An Easy-To-Follow Self-Publishing Guidebook 2014 Edition, by Martin Crosbie, is regularly $4.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 65 customer reviews.

Category: Advice & How-To

 

 

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

Updated July 2014 to include:
How to maximize the return from your Kindle Countdown promotion,
Lists of the current and most effective promotion sites (paid and free),
The secret to gain maximum borrows from Kindle Lending Library,
Earn the most paid sales after running a free promotion.

Outlines the methods the top 5% of successful self-published authors utilize to produce their eBooks in a professional, cost-effective manner.
Shows what happened after Amazon changed the rules and what you need to do right now to adjust your strategy.
How to adopt the philosophy that will allow promotional opportunities to come to you.

In February 2012 Martin Crosbie’s self-published eBook “My Temporary Life” hit Amazon’s top ten overall bestseller list. The next month Amazon posted a press release revealing that Crosbie had made $46,000 in one month, with one book. Prior to this, his novel was rejected one hundred and thirty times by traditional publishers and agents. In the months that followed, “My Temporary Life” and its sequel have been consistent sellers, often sitting atop Amazon’s rankings. Crosbie’s story has been mentioned in Publisher’s Weekly, Forbes online, and other media outlets around the world. In fact, Amazon referred to him as one of their 2012 success stories in their year-end press release. “How I Sold 30,000 eBooks on Amazon’s Kindle-An Easy-To-Follow Self-Publishing Guidebook” tells the story of how he became a full-time writer, detailing the specific steps he took to find and connect with his readers. Plus, it describes how he adjusted his strategy when
Amazon changed their systems.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/1033 into your web browser to pick up your copy of How I Sold 30,000 eBooks on Amazon’s Kindle-An Easy-To-Follow Self-Publishing Guidebook 2014 Edition.

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The Cowboy and the Vampire: Blood and Whiskey, by Clark Hayes and Kathleen McFall, 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 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 20 customer reviews.

Category: Horror

 

 

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

First published in 2010 and now in its second printing, The Cowboy and the Vampire: Blood and Whiskey is the second book of The Cowboy and the Vampire Collection. It’s been called everything from deliciously dark to slyly funny, helping define the Western Gothic genre.

Welcome back to LonePine, Wyoming, population 438. It’s like any other slowly dying town in the modern American West. Except it’s suddenly lousy with vampires.

Relationships are always hard, but for a broke cowboy and a newly turned vampire, true love may be murderous. Cultures clash as the vampire illuminati ride into town to settle ancient scores, test loyalties and thrash out a new world order.

Grab the reins and hold on tight as Tucker and Lizzie stampede across rural America and through the vampire afterlife, desperate to protect their unlikely love from lust, betrayal and country music.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/9lo6hb into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Cowboy and the Vampire: Blood and Whiskey.

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Savvy Stories: Funny Things I Learned From My Daughter, by Dan Alatorre, 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 21 customer reviews.

Category: Humor

 

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

Bestselling author and humorist Dan Alatorre brings us into his living room for funny and delightful stories about the real meaning of fatherhood and parenting. “Savvy” is the nickname of his daughter, and “Savvy Stories” is a fun filled romp through the early years of having a baby. These stories will have you chuckling at the universal message of bringing up baby – and watching her take over the house! Equal parts funny and touching, Savvy Stories shows you why all kids are special. After all, “the beauty of children is in the magic they see everywhere; the beauty of parenthood is seeing it with them.” Not a bumbling TV sitcom stooge, the Dad in this book is a smart, kind, loving man who is constantly amazed at his daughter, something every dad should be (but, sadly, many are not).

You will laugh and cry, sometimes on the same page, and you will see yourself 100 times over in this book. Savvy Stories has been acclaimed as required reading for parents, for its hilarious and heartwarming insights. Its lessons are deep and apply to every family, everywhere, because what makes Savvy special is what makes all children special. We just have to look.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/savvystories into your web browser to pick up your copy of Savvy Stories: Funny Things I Learned From My Daughter .

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Paper Woman: A Mystery of the American Revolution, by Suzanne Adair, is regularly $5.99 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 37 customer reviews.

Category: Mystery

 

 

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

Book 1 in Suzanne Adair’s Mysteries of the American Revolution series

She expected the redcoats to solve her father’s murder. The redcoats and her father had other plans.

In early June 1780, the village of Alton, Georgia, is rocked by the triple murder of the town printer and one of his associates, both outspoken patriots, and a Spanish assassin. Alton’s redcoats are in no hurry to seek justice for the murdered men. The printer and his buddies have stirred up trouble for the garrison. But the printer’s widowed daughter, Sophie Barton, wants justice for her father. Under suspicion from the redcoats, Sophie sets out on a harrowing journey to find the truth about her father — a journey that plunges her into a hornet’s nest of terror, treachery, and international espionage.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/paperwoman into your web browser to pick up your copy of Paper Woman: A Mystery of the American Revolution
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Mad Tinker’s Daughter, by J.S. Morin, 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 33 customer reviews.

Category: Epic Fantasy/Steampunk

 

 

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

The world told her No. She didn’t listen.

Madlin Errol is heiress to the greatest fortune in Tellurak. Her father, the Mad Tinker, has built an empire by crafting devices that no one else in the world could match. Madlin grew up spoiled, given everything she could wish for: the finest tools, all the raw metals she could ask for, and a workshop of her very own. Yet in her sleep, she lives another life, in another world.

Korr…a world where humans are subjugated, working menial jobs or even enslaved. The ruling kuduks treat them like talking animals. In that world, Madlin is known as Rynn, a girl who grew up without her parents, mired in the depths of an underground city, sleeping in a boiler room. But unlike so many of her fellow humans, she has seen a world where there are no limits. She, and a growing number of human rebels, have begun to fight back.

Click here to pick up your copy of Mad Tinker’s Daughter.

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Entangled Dreams, by Carmen DeSousa, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 11 customer reviews.

Category: Romantic Suspense

 

 

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

When Alexandra was eight years old, she thought she was a princess in a fairytale, but she didn’t know she was one tragedy away from reality.

Now twenty-two, disaster strikes again and she’s determined to change her life. Unfortunately, one night of indiscretion propels Alexandra into a situation that will force her to make choices that will eventually endanger her life.

It’ll all come down to two men, one decision, and a final encounter that will change their lives forever.

Click here to pick up your copy of Entangled Dreams.

 

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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 Thursday: 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!

Dangerous Habits, by Susan Hunter, 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 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 18 customer reviews.

Category: Mystery

 

 

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

A dead nun, a smart reporter, a twisting tale, an ending you won’t see coming.

Investigative reporter Leah Nash is rarely at a loss for words. But when a message from a dead nun reaches her just hours after the woman’s body is pulled from the river, it takes her breath away.

Sister Mattea left an urgent note asking Leah to meet her. But the only connection between them is DeMoss Academy, a residential school for troubled kids run by an order of Catholic nuns. Sister Mattea worked there. Leah’s younger sister Lacey died there.

But Lacey’s death was five years ago. Why did Sister Mattea want to talk to Leah now? Lacey’s ex-boyfriend offers Leah a disturbing clue, one that sets her on an investigation that puts her at odds with just about everyone in town, including her oldest friend, her publisher, and even her own mother.

But whether chasing a lead or butting heads with a boss, Leah just can’t quit. She’s funny, irreverent and stubborn as hell. As she starts closing in on the real story behind her sister’s death, someone starts closing in on her. And just when she’s got it all figured out, a shocking revelation changes everything.

Leah’s always been willing to kill for a good story, but will she die for one?

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/izk2r8 into your web browser to pick up your copy of Dangerous Habits.

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How Bridge McCoy Learned To Say I Love You, by Robert K. Swisher Jr., 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 21 customer reviews.

Category: Contemporary Romance

 

 

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

An off center love story about a man who walks two steps forward and one backward, hates change, and after his wife leaves him because he is a lousy writer and will never be able to buy her gold and diamonds, moves to Lost City, an obscure art town, and opens a gallery called WHY AM I HERE, vowing he will never fall in love again. But, as life goes, he tumbles head over heels for Vivian, owner of a coffee house named the WAKE UP OR DIE, but when he tries to tell her I love you all he can stammer is, “I, I, I, Lo, Lo, Lo,” and he starts choking like there is a meatball stuck in his throat. A zany look at modern life with a cast of not so normal characters – a blind painter, a lady that believes there is a rock of rocks that will enlighten mankind, people that are paranoid because there is only six billion years until the sun devours the earth, two hundred dogs that are tired of organic dog treats, a woman that is so happy bubbles trail behind her, a man with sixteen girlfriends, and many many more. A love story that will leave you with a smile and a warm feeling in your heart and shaking your head saying, “I have never read a novel like this one.”

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/qvvhlp into your web browser to pick up your copy of How Bridge McCoy Learned To Say I Love You.

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Blood Brothers, by M.F. Soriano, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 19 customer reviews.

Category: Fantasy

 

 

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

REJECTED BY HIS PEOPLE…
A Bloodmark–a dark red stain marring one side of his face. Grillis was born with it, and because of it, the townspeople of Bonnehampton want nothing to do with him. The only person to ever show him any kindness is his grandmother. And now she’s dead.

BETRAYED BY HIS FAMILY…
Horn head. Goat-son bastard. Witch. Athemon is of the Caprine race, and because of that he has been called all of these things. But Athemon learns that his race can be a source of power instead of oppression. And when he starts to harness that power, his own family turns against him.

SELECTED BY A GOD…
She is the mist that moves in the forest. She is the mother of all things. And She has chosen Verlvik for Herself, marking him in his body and his spirit. What She has claimed must be given. And what She has claimed is Verlvik’s very life.

THROWN TOGETHER BY THE FATES…
Grillis. Athemon. Verlvik. Three young men, struggling to survive in a world where monsters roam, and where men are monstrous. A world where a single stroke of an axe can start a series of events that will threaten an entire nation. A world where brotherhood offers the only hope of redemption, and brotherhood isn’t something you’re born into, it’s something you earn.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/4dqmmf into your web browser to pick up your copy of Blood Brothers.

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Stocks, Bonds, and Soccer Moms, by Michelle Perry Higgins, is regularly $9.99 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 32 customer reviews.

Category: Humor

 

 

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

Are you juggling motherhood, marriage–and perhaps a career? Whether you’re a career woman or a stay-at-home mom, you want to give your all in every part of your life.

Personal time and romance become distant memories and the stress piles high. Sound familiar?

There is a solution!

Stocks, Bonds & Soccer Moms returns you to that all-important sense of balance, fulfillment, and contentedness in seven clear steps.

Put the romance back in your marriage

Learn to set boundaries and ask for help Let go of perfectionism and the damaging myth of the Supermom; the secret principle that will change everything

Receive the help you need with your kids and household responsibilities

Eliminate energy-sucking, toxic relationships and replace them with a supportive sisterhood

Take control of your finances, set clear financial goals, and sleep so much better at night

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/jrbe4v into your web browser to pick up your copy of Stocks, Bonds, and Soccer Moms.

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God’s Memory, by Michael Landsberg, 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 38 customer reviews.

Category: Thriller

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:
**Dear readers. Due to numerous comments, all parts of God’ Memory have now been combined into one. Thank you for your feedback.**

President Charles Taylor enjoys a life of wealth and privilege after the unprecedented terrorist attack carried out by people in his own retinue.

Aaron Rothfeld, the head of a mighty financial clan, uses the President as a pawn in a grandiose game for the ultimate power.

Rich, talented Zoe Stafford is blinded by the desire to avenge her mother, who was killed in the attack.

Zakhar, Zoe’s father and a veteran of the Soviet-Afghan war, is living out an empty, pointless life in which only hatred and violent reflexes remain.

Four different lives. Four strong, unconventional people. Their paths are destined to cross, leading them into a bloody war whose outcome could change the world.

Click here to pick up your copy of God’s Memory.

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Horses and Heroin, by Bev Pettersen, 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 280 customer reviews.

Category: Romantic Mystery

 

 

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

Jockey School Is Not What It Seems.

A talented rider disappears without a trace.

His frantic sister poses as a student.

A private investigator’s plans for quiet recuperation are shattered.

Megan is determined to find her missing brother even though no one else at the illustrious California Jockey School seems to care. Her only ally is a recuperating PI who unfortunately is the owner’s best friend. Soon she is caught between a blossoming romance and a far-reaching conspiracy…and misplaced trust can be deadly.

Click here to pick up your copy of Horses and Heroin.

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Free Kindle Books and How to Find Them, by Michael Gallagher, 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 70 customer reviews.

Category: Reference / Advice & How-To

 

 

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

This is the book that helped launch this whole blog thing….

Please note this eBook is not USA-specific: in other words, each site mentioned in this Guide allows you to download and enjoy their content on your Kindle no matter which country you may live.

From the author of the Amazon Kindle best-selling blog “Free Kindle Books and Tips” comes this update to your definitive guide to millions of free books online! Rather than limit yourself to the offerings at Amazon, there are literally thousands upon thousands of books, short stories, and more available to you for no charge which you can transfer directly to your Kindle or other eBook reader, download via the Kindle’s WhisperNet service or email directly to your Kindle.

Sure, you could spend several hours performing the same research, but save yourself the time and frustration as this guide will show you where to look and find thousands of books so you can read to your heart’s content!

Everyone enjoys receiving free stuff – the author included. This guide shows you where you can receive several hundred thousand (actually over a million) free books, blogs, short stories, and other content. Theoretically, you will never have to pay another cent for Kindle reading content again.

This guide also provides a brief overview of how to transfer books to your Kindle, the various file formats that are compatible with the Kindle, and how to download free books from the Internet and transfer to your Kindle.

Click here to pick up your copy of Free Kindle Books and How to Find Them.

 

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More Free & Discounted Kindle Book Offers

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

What Dreams May Come: In Dreams, Book 1, by Beth M. Honeycutt, 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 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 28 customer reviews.

Category: Paranormal / Young Adult

 

 

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

Reality is overrated. Or so Ellie Cross has always believed.

Ellie is an ordinary, nothing-special girl who feels invisible most of the time. She’s the kind of girl who would loan her lunch money to anyone, but she’s definitely not the kind of girl to get noticed. Well, except by her mom, who constantly nags her not to be such a dreamer, and the class bully who makes her life miserable. It’s kinda grim for a girl who’s already painfully shy and all-too-aware that she “takes work.”

But Ellie has a best friend, someone she can turn to whenever she has a problem. Well, some might call him an imaginary friend, since they’ve never actually met outside of dreams.

And, sure, Ellie knows it’s kinda weird to have a friend no one else can see, but since her real-world friends currently number one, she figures an imaginary friend can only improve her social life. Even better, since he isn’t real, she can tell dream-guy-Gabe anything, without ever worrying that he’ll ditch her for someone cooler or embarrass her by blabbing her secrets. And so what if she happens to have an itsy-bitsy crush on her reality-challenged friend? Who’s it hurting, really?

But things are about to get complicated, because there’s a new guy in school—a guy with hauntingly familiar eyes. A guy who knows things about Ellie that he shouldn’t have any way of knowing…

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/ummrxd into your web browser to pick up your copy of What Dreams May Come: In Dreams, Book 1.

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Sunspots, by Karen S. Bell, 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 38 customer reviews.

Category: Paranormal

 

 

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

Aurora Goldberg Stein is lost in grief. Her beloved husband, Jake Stein, has just died in a tragic car accident and her sorrow is overwhelming. But is this really the end? Perhaps, perhaps not. She hears his voice. She sees his ghostly presence. She travels back in time to another life with Jake. What is going on? What is the message?

Jake Stein, a dashing Texan, sweeps Aurora off her feet and changes her life. A Brooklyn born actress, she moved to NYC and does temporary work to pay her bills. On this particular assignment, she accidentally meets Jake Stein, who is her dance with destiny. Leaving everything she knows, she marries him and moves to Austin, Texas. No longer struggling to make ends meet, Aurora wiles away her time bored and lonely, and trying to recapture the excitement she once had with this man. And then suddenly, it’s all over, her life, her future is gone. Vanished are all her hopes and dreams.

But destiny comes in many forms, and when Aurora moves to a new house, she discovers that the previous owner has never left. The ghostly presence of Viola Parker looms large and becomes Aurora’s guide through time revealing to her the mistakes she’s made with Jake Stein through the centuries. This time, maybe this time, Aurora can get it right.

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

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Underwood, Scotch, and Wry, by Brian D. Meeks, 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 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 22 customer reviews.

Category: Humor

 

 

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

Underwood, Scotch, and Wry is a snarky look at social media through the eyes of a Luddite college professor .

Arthur enjoys drink, the company of his female TAs, and generally being a pain in the butt for the dean of the English department. He has tenure. He hates computers.

The dean hates him.

Watch as Arthur and the dean engage in a angst filled battle to end (or save) his job. If you like social media, blogging, and mockery, you’ll enjoy Underwood, Scotch, and Wry.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/underwood into your web browser to pick up your copy of Underwood, Scotch, and Wry.

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Scandalous Virtue, by Brenda Hiatt, 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 4.1 out of 5 stars based on 25 customer reviews.

Category: Historical Romance

 

 

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

First impressions can be most deceiving!

Under the tutelage of her strict father, then that of an equally strict husband twice her age, Nessa, Lady Haughton, has been trained all her life to be a model of English propriety and virtue. But beneath the inexperienced young widow’s oh-so-prim exterior, she craves a taste of the wickedness she has always been denied. Now that she is finally free, she intends to satisfy that craving!

Notorious rakehell and war hero Jack Ashecroft finds himself unexpectedly elevated to Marquis of Foxhaven. But to claim the fortune that goes with the title, Jack must renounce his wild ways and establish himself as a respectable member of Society. The surest, quickest path, he is certain, will be to find and wed a woman beyond reproach—if one will have him.

When Jack and Nessa meet, each thinks the other is exactly the ticket to the changes they are seeking. Sparks will fly when they discover each other’s true goals—especially if it’s already too late to turn back!

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/saagh1 into your web browser to pick up your copy of Scandalous Virtue.

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Love Bats Last, by Pamela Aares, 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 50 customer reviews.

Category: Contemporary Romance

 

 

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

A stormy night changes their lives forever…

In LOVE BATS LAST, (The Tavonesi Series, #1), the baseball diamond isn’t the only field for all-star player Alex Tavonesi; he also runs his family’s prestigious vineyard. What he can’t seem to run is his love life. He’s closing in on the perfect vintage and the perfect game, but so far the perfect woman has eluded him.

Veterinarian Jackie Brandon is eluding her aristocratic past and memories of a soccer star who jilted her just before their wedding. She devotes herself to a marine mammal rescue center on the northern California coast, where hundreds of seals and sea lions are washing up dead.

A chance meeting in a midnight storm brings Alex and Jackie together to rescue a stranded whale. Watching her work, he realizes she’s the passionate, courageous woman he thought he’d never find—he just has to overcome her deep distrust of jocks. Jackie’s passion and courage lead her to discover what’s killing the sea mammals. The culprits want to silence her, and Alex is the only one standing in their way. What will he sacrifice to save the woman he loves?

Click here to pick up your copy of Love Bats Last.

 

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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 Goddard Affair, by Scott Marlowe, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Category: Fantasy

 

 

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

The Assassin Without a Name is on the hunt, looking for the secret organizations which recently tried to kill him before they can try again. But the work of his trade doesn’t stop just because of personal business, so when a new client named Walter Goddard comes around wishing to have a rival eliminated, the Assassin Without a Name takes the job.

Only after the task is complete does he learn that Walter Goddard is a member of the Society for the Progression of Science and Technology, one of the very same organizations he’s been seeking. At one of the society’s premiere technology galas, the Assassin Without a Name meets Gwendolyn Morgan, a beautiful widow who has run into problems of her own with the society. Not only does she believe the organization hired an assassin to murder her husband, but she’s certain she’s next. Convincing himself he’s only helping Gwendolyn in exchange for the society’s darkest secrets and not because of his part in making the woman into a widow, the Assassin Without a Name finds himself in the unusual role of protector as the society dispatches their Black Guard watchdogs to kill them both.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/oakbc6 into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Goddard Affair.

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A Quick Trip To Buymart, by Dan Alatorre, is regularly $4.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Category: Humor

 

 

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

Bestselling author and humorist Dan Alatorre takes us on a trip that will have any parent laughing out loud! Dan shows us the hilarious side of the challenges of parenting, as the father of a young girl is suddenly tasked with getting her a leotard before her first gymnastics class.

What happens next is an endearing journey of comedy that we’ve all been through: the challenge of shopping quickly combined with the fun and magic of childhood.

Moms and dads alike will laugh along with the characters in this epic journey because There’s no Such Thing As A Quick Trip To BuyMart!

You will smile and laugh – and maybe cry – at the joys of childhood and the fun of seeing the world through a child’s eyes.

Buy this book and fall in love with you own kids all over again!

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A Safe Space, by E.M. Tippetts, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Category: Young Adult

 

 

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

Everyone needs a safe space.

For Lizzie Warner, that space has always been in front of the camera on her hit show, or on stage before a sold out concert arena. Since before she can remember, she’s been a star, but that may be about to change.

She’s nineteen. Her show has been cancelled and now she’s going to play the lead in a new prime time drama series, but is the world ready to take her seriously, or will she be typecast as the cute tween queen forever?

Her network has decided to be aggressive and has invested millions of dollars in an ad campaign for her show, money she’s not sure she can earn back. Her co-star can’t stand her, and the writing for the show turns out to be poor at best. The only reason Lizzie didn’t walk away from the job offer to begin with is because she’s broke, the victim of a decade of bad money management.

Then there’s Devon, the personal trainer at her gym. Arrogant and abrasive, he’s the last guy she should ever find attractive, but she has a hopeless crush on him anyway, and he doesn’t seem entirely disinterested either. In fact, sometimes he’s downright sweet to her. If only he weren’t an untamable bad boy who uses and dumps women like they’re nothing. Though Lizzie’s friends warn her to stay away, he’s the only person who can create what she needs: a safe space. But is there any way she can break him of his years’ long habit of being a user?

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/asafespace into your web browser to pick up your copy of A Safe Space.

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A Madras Miasma, by Brian Stoddart, is regularly $6.99 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:

Madras in the 1920s. The British are slowly losing the grip on the subcontinent. The end of the colonial enterprise is in sight and the city on India’s east coast is teeming with intrigue. A grisly murder takes place against the backdrop of political tension and Superintendent Le Fanu, a man of impeccable investigative methods, is called in to find out who killed a respectable young British girl and dumped her in a canal, her veins clogged with morphine.

As Le Fanu, a man forced to keep his own personal relationship a secret for fear of scandal in the face British moral standards, begins to investigate, he quickly slips into a quagmire of Raj politics, rebellion and nefarious criminal activities that threaten not just to bury his case but the fearless detective himself.

The first Detective Le Fanu Adventure, A Madras Miasma, tells a classic tale of murder, corruption and intrigue with a sharp eye on British colonial politics and race relations. It is a story that, like its main protagonist, has its heart firmly in the right place.

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Heirs of Alexandria, by Thomas K. Carpenter, 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:

For 300 years it was believed Alexander the Great had no heir.

The Roman armada descends on Alexandria. Friends flee, allies bicker, and foes multiply in the night. The fragile city-state teeters on the brink of annihilation. As the naval blockade looms and palace intrigue thickens, Heron must find the heir of Alexander the Great or nothing will stop the Romans from overrunning the wondrous city.

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Living Apart Together, by Anne L. Watson, is regularly $3.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Category: Advice & How-To

 

 

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

You hear many reasons why marriages and long-term relationships break up, but there’s one that’s seldom acknowledged: Many committed couples would get along better if only they weren’t roommates.

But what can they do? They have to share a home, don’t they?

What if they chose to defy expectations — their own and everyone else’s? What if they decided to live in separate apartments or houses, nearby or even side-by-side? Wouldn’t they avoid many tensions that typically drag couples down? Wouldn’t they gain richer and happier times together?

Anne L. Watson and her partner have lived this kind of life successfully for nearly two decades. In this groundbreaking book, she draws on personal experience to reveal the benefits of such an arrangement and tell how you might make it work for yourself. In the end, Anne helps you understand that not all couples need a common residence to live happily ever after.

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More Free & Discounted Kindle Book Offers

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

Rise to Power, by Uvi Poznansky, 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 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 49 customer reviews.

Category: History

 

 

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

Here is the story of David as you have never heard it before: from the king himself, telling the unofficial version, the one he never allowed his court scribes to recount. In his mind, history is written to praise the victorious—but at the last stretch of his illustrious life, he feels an irresistible urge to tell the truth. In the first volume, Rise to Power, David gives you a fascinating account of his early years, culminating with a tribal coronation. Rooted in ancient lore, his is a surprisingly modern memoir.

In an era of cruelty, when destroying the enemy is deemed a sacred directive, the slayer of Goliath finds a way to become larger than life. His search for a path to power leads him in ways that are, at times, scandalous. Notorious for his contradictions, David is seen by others as a gifted court entertainer, a successful captain in Saul’s army, a cunning fugitive, a traitor leading a gang of felons, and a ruthless raider of neighboring towns who leaves no witnesses behind.

How does he see himself, during this first phase of his life? With his hands stained with blood, can he find an inner balance between conflicting drives: his ambition for the crown, his determination to survive the conflict with Saul, and his longing for purity, for a touch of the divine, as expressed so lyrically in his psalms and music?

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/13slf9 into your web browser to pick up your copy of Rise to Power.

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Not Just For Breakfast Anymore, by PV Lundqvist, 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 18 customer reviews.

Category: Children and Middle Grade

 

 

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

Benny wants a pet—a dog or a cat. You know, the kind of pet everyone else has. But other kids don’t have his mom. She likes to do things differently.

So Benny doesn’t know what to expect when he first opens the pet carrier. Certainly not that his neighbors will want to kick is family out of town—he just got here! And he was just about to make the baseball team, too.

Will he fight for his pet or back down?

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/s5xyru into your web browser to pick up your copy of Not Just For Breakfast Anymore.

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Love and Other Subjects, by Kathleen Shoop, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 92 customer reviews.

Category: Humor / Satire

 

 

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

**2013 Independent Publisher Book Award, Silver Medalist–Best Fiction–Mid-Atlantic Region**

**2013 San Francisco Book Festival–Finalist**

For every woman who wonders if she chose the right career…

In Love and Other Subjects Carolyn Jenkins strives for two things—to be the greatest teacher ever and to find true love. She’s as skilled at both as an infant trying to eat with a fork. Carolyn’s suburban upbringing and genuine compassion for people who don’t fit effortlessly into society are no match for weapon-wielding, struggling students, drug-using colleagues, and a wicked principal.

Meanwhile, her budding relationship with a mystery man is thwarted by his gaggle of eccentric sisters. Carolyn depends on her friends to get her through the hard times, but with poverty-stricken children at her feet and a wealthy man at her side, she must define who she is. The reality of life after college can be daunting, the road to full-fledged adulthood long and unscripted. Can Carolyn take control and craft the life she’s always wanted?

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/0vz3eq into your web browser to pick up your copy of Love and Other Subjects.

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Critical Dawn, by Darren Wearmouth and Colin F. Barnes, 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 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 183 customer reviews.

Category: Science Fiction

 

 

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

From the best-selling authors of First Activation and The Techxorcist Series.

Some mysteries should stay buried.
Archaeologists Pippa Quinn and Charlie Jackson find advanced technology in undisturbed 16th Century graves. A portent, the discovery precedes thousands of giant sinkholes opening up across the globe as extreme weather threatens the population. Charlie suspects the two are related.

A centuries old plan unfolds.
Pippa, Charlie, and the rest of humanity will have to fight for survival, sacrificing the life they’ve known to protect Earth from an ancient and previously dormant enemy. Even that might not be enough as this new enemy exacts a plan that will change the course of humankind forever.

Critical Dawn is an apocalyptic ride to the very edge of human existence. Factions will battle for control of the Earth—if they can avoid the threat of extinction.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/hmcb5m into your web browser to pick up your copy of Critical Dawn.

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First World – A Walker Saga, by Jaymin Eve, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 58 customer reviews.

Category: Young Adult

 

 

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

A young adult paranormal romance series.
An epic journey.
If the Seventine are released, will anyone survive?

Abigail Swish might not love her life, living in gang-ridden New York in 2035 and training to fight and survive with Compound 23. But she is grateful for a few things, especially her no-filter-between-brain-and-mouth best friend Lucy and her escape each night into a dream world far different from her own.

In fact, sometimes she lives for the fleeting moments she spends at night with the man who fuels every romantic fantasy she’s ever had. But each morning reality returns. She could just cry. But she won’t. Tears don’t change a damn thing.

Then without any warning, a month before her eighteenth birthday, everything does change. A guardian finds her. He explains, in a strangely familiar accent, that she was stashed on Earth for safekeeping and has been lost to her family ever since. And it is time to return home. To First World; a land of unimagined beauty.

Abigail and Lucy find themselves thrust from New York and into another world. Day one: traversing through an unforgiving wilderness. Yeah, because that sort of thing just happens every day. Luckily an unexpected savior arrives; the man from her dream-world. Brace is six-and-a-half feet of gorgeous perfectness, wrapped in an arrogance like no other. Unable to trust his assistance, and unsure which of her instincts to follow – kiss him or punch him in the mouth – Abigail eventually accepts his help to find her family.

And what a family. Enter Josian, her father, larger than life and apparently not even human. He is Walker, a planet-less race revered as gods, causing mischief and mayhem through-out this star-system. Unfortunately, there is no time for a cozy reunion, since her return to First World is the unknown catalyst, setting forth a chain of events which could spell disaster for all worlds.

First World is book one in the Walker Saga, a seven-book paranormal fantasy series.

Click here to pick up your copy of First World – A Walker Saga.

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Dynamite Fishermen, by Preston Fleming, 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 29 customer reviews.

Category: Thriller

 

 

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

Beirut, 1982. Conrad Prosser is a skilled Arabist, expert agent handler, prolific intelligence reporter, and a connoisseur of Beirut’s underground nightlife. But, as his two-year tour at the U.S. Embassy nears its end, Prosser’s intelligence career is in jeopardy because he has not recruited an agent while in Lebanon, a sine qua non requirement for promotion.

Surveying his many contacts, Prosser selects an attractive Lebanese doctoral student and her idealistic brother as candidates for development. At the same time, he holds clandestine meetings by day and night with his string of Lebanese and Palestinian agents, pressing them to discover who is behind the latest wave of car bombings that has terrorized Muslim West Beirut. But when one of his agents supplies information used to capture a Syrian-backed bombing team, Prosser sets off a cycle of retaliation that threatens more than his career and cherished way of life.

At first denying, then later concealing, apparent attempts on his life, Prosser sets out to save both his job and his skin, exploiting his agents, his best friend, a former lover, his new girlfriend and her enigmatic brother. In doing so, he puts their lives at risk and discovers too late the effect of his heedless actions.

DYNAMITE FISHERMEN offers complex characters, fast-paced action, a vivid portrayal of human intelligence operations and the pungent flavor of Beirut during its dark days of civil upheaval.

Click here to pick up your copy of Dynamite Fishermen.

 

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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 Thursday: 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!

Breathe, by Elena Dillon, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 45 customer reviews.

Category: Young Adult

 

 

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

Winner of the 2012 InD’Tale Rone Young Adult Award
Winner of the 2012 Weta Nichols Young Adult Award

Jasmine’s life wasn’t normal for a 16 year old girl. It hadn’t been normal since the murder of her older sister, Daisy, two years ago. Her life had been changed forever. The monster that murdered Daisy was never caught. That was the reason her family decided to move away from their hometown in Southern California, to start over. Hopefully in a place where the last name Rourke wouldn’t bring on staring or judgment or morbid curiosity.

In Lafayette, Louisiana things are quite a bit different but in a good way. Good manners, Cajun accents and a whole lot of Southern Hospitality all make her think things are going in the right direction. On top of that the most gorgeous boy she has ever met is interested in her. Her new friends are better than she could have hoped for even if she is worried about what they might think when they find out who she is. Life would be perfect if odd things didn’t keep happening. Creepy phone calls, texts, and flowers in her locker start adding up quickly to something terrifying. Could the Monster have followed them to Lafayette? Was he coming after her this time? Maybe she was just worrying unnecessarily…or not.

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

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My Dog Understands English! 50 dogs obey commands they weren’t taught, by Cherise Kelley, is regularly $6.49 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 27 customer reviews.

Category: Memoirs and Biographies

 

 

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

Dogs are smarter than we think.

Has your dog ever surprised you by doing something you said the first time? You are not alone! Here are 50 stories about everyday dogs who understood what their humans said. Some even saved lives in the process! Others are cute, loveable, or funny. All demonstrate the amazing human-dog bond.

Chloe the golden Beagle braved a hurricane to obey the new command, “I need Dad, Girl.”

Ellie the Coonhound helped her human family escape from an angry bear by obeying the new command, “Get it!”

When her human brother said jokingly, “Maybe Cocoa could dig again and find it,” Cocoa did just that!

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/cmk8pt into your web browser to pick up your copy of My Dog Understands English! 50 dogs obey commands they weren’t taught.

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The Famous Union, by Michael Meyer, 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 27 customer reviews.

Category: Humor

 

 

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

Famous Union is a pretty little college with expensive fountains, cute coeds, and brand new artificial turf on the football field. It seems like the perfect place to work, but not all is as it seems. Come get some heavy doses of healthful laughter as a once-proud institution of higher learning is overwhelmed by madcap hilarity, where compromise is a four-letter word. Famous Union College is a place where what is what is not.

WARNING: Do not attempt to read and drive–or to eat while reading this book. Be sure to provide a safe environment for sudden outbursts of laughter.

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Sworn To Transfer, by Terah Edun, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 93 customer reviews.

Category: Fantasy

 

 

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

Eighteen-year-old companion trainee Ciardis Weathervane has won the friendship of the royal heir and saved his claim to the throne. Yet her interference in the inheritance rights leaves more harm done than good. With the death of the Princess Heir, the Ameles forest – the home of the kith, is dying.

The inhabitants of the forest, magic-wielding non-humans, are defiant. They have not forgotten their long struggles nor are they content to watch as the last of their lands perish. As humans begin to die in gruesome deaths, the Emperor dispatches the royal heir to the forests with the solution to the kith concerns.

With enemies closing ranks in Sandrin, Ciardis can little afford to leave the city’s nest of vipers to take on a new task. But she’s given no choice when her loyalty to the crown and courts are called into question.

To keep the Companions’ Guild happy and the favor of the Imperial Court, Ciardis will be tested in frightening new ways, especially when she’s faced with an obstacle that could risk the lives of her friends and the family she never thought she had.

This second novel continues the story of Ciardis Weathervane from Sworn To Raise.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/fpy1be into your web browser to pick up your copy of Sworn To Transfer.

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Mr. Psychic, by H. Raven Rose and Dermot Davis, 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 26 customer reviews.

Category: Contemporary Fiction

 

 

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

Sometimes you have to lose it all to find everything…

Divorced with one grown up son, George has only his retirement to look forward to. Carefully scrimping and saving for his future life of expectant ease, he gets the shock of his life when he is let go from his employment. With his entire retirement in serious jeopardy, George is thrown into a panicked tailspin. Facing a job market heavily skewed towards youth, he finds it almost impossible to locate a comparable job in his field. After many entirely useless excursions into the employment market (can you say humiliating job interviews?), George takes the only job that is offered to him: he becomes a telephone psychic.

In the fight for his own financial survival, George is forced to dig deep and find out exactly what he is made of. And then he meets Mimi. It is in the act of being forced down a path that he did not choose that George finds not just himself but the woman that has been missing from his life, all along. Had he stayed true to the imagined life that he was sure he always wanted, then true love and true happiness would have passed him right by…

Click here to pick up your copy of Mr. Psychic.

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Undeclared, by Jen Frederick, 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 249 customer reviews.

Category: Romance

 

 

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

For four years, Grace Sullivan wrote to a Marine she never met, and fell in love. But when his deployment ended, so did the letters. Ever since that day, Grace has been coasting, academically and emotionally. The one thing she’s decided? No way is Noah Jackson — or any man — ever going to break her heart again.

Noah has always known exactly what he wants out of life. Success. Stability. Control. That’s why he joined the Marines and that’s why he’s fighting his way — literally — through college. Now that he’s got the rest of his life on track, he has one last conquest: Grace Sullivan. But since he was the one who stopped writing, he knows that winning her back will be his biggest battle yet.

Click here to pick up your copy of Undeclared.

 

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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.

A Two Pedal World: The Journey, by Paul Rega, is regularly $2.99 but is discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Category: Memoirs & Biographies

 

 

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

Inspired by the Top 100 Amazon Bestselling Novel, Trail of 32

Based on a true story, ‘A Two Pedal World–The Journey,’ is a boyhood adventure like no other in the history of cycling. In the summer of 1972, twenty-six scouts left their small Midwestern town as young boys–thirty days later, they returned as men. This remarkable journey of an unrelenting spirit, prevailing over hardship, is tribute to what discipline and determination can accomplish.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/qzduv5 into your web browser to pick up your copy of A Two Pedal World: The Journey.

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Raising The Stakes , by Sandy Loyd, is regularly $3.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Category: Romantic Suspense

 

 

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

Las Vegas bound for a destination wedding, Terry and Des have promised to be friends thanks to their relationships with the bride and the groom.

The ex-lovers certainly never thought they’d be embroiled into a fast-paced mystery where the stakes are high. Yet, when they unwittingly stumble near a murder scene, their gambling getaway takes an unexpected turn into dangerous territory. And when Terry gains a stalker and is almost kidnapped, the stakes rise even higher. Terry and Des are forced to run. Their mutual animosity creates enough fireworks to add to the already glitzy Vegas skyline.

Can they stay alive long enough to figure out the mystery even as a romance percolates? More importantly, can these two work through their differences in order to become true friends…or go a step further and realize they still care for one another?

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/xt6577 into your web browser to pick up your copy of Raising The Stakes.

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Yellow Mesquite, by John J Asher, is regularly $3.98 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:

Harley Buchanan wants out—out of his hardscrabble existence in West Texas, out of the dead-end farming life of his family, and out of the heartbreaking discovery of his high school sweetheart, Darlene, with another boy. Determined to fulfill his dreams as an artist, he hitches out of Separation, Texas, headed for art school and the culture of 1960s New York City.

But when the woman with whom he seeks solace from the pain of Darlene’s betrayal winds up pregnant, Harley’s plans—along with his dreams—get derailed.

Determined to forge his path, Harley finally makes it to New York, where the art world opens up to him amid his blossoming relationship with Frankie, the first true equal and partner of his life. But Harley can’t leave his past behind as easily as he left Texas. A shocking discovery ignites a bloodlust that makes him risk everything he’s achieved, and propels him on an adrenaline-driven mission of revenge back to Texas, and the seedy underbelly of Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, where he finally confronts the obsession that has crippled his entire life.

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

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Over the Yahoola, by Johnee Cherry, is regularly $3.99 but is discounted to just 99 cents in the Amazon Kindle store.

Category: Women’s Fiction

 

 

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

What happens on Blood Mountain must stay on Blood Mountain! When sexy, sweet Hudson McGee shows up on Lilly Corn’s doorstep looking for a place to camp for a few days, she’s not too pleased with the idea. Hudson is a prospector, infected with incurable gold fever, and nothing will daunt him from his goals, not legend, nor mountain, thieves, and especially not a skeptical woman. Will Hudson infect Lilly with his desire for gold? Can Lilly learn to believe in the magic of things she cannot see or touch?

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/sib676 into your web browser to pick up your copy of Over the Yahoola.

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The Long Cutie, by Dan Alatorre, is regularly $3.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Category: Humor

 

 

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

You have never read a book like this before.

The Long Cutie hooks you with alternating chapters about a charmingly precocious 3 year old girl and stories of other real life people who have Long QT Syndrome, a potentially life threatening heart condition.

But this is no sob-story cry fest!

This is a life-affirming, often hilarious, occasionally thrilling, rollercoaster ride!

The Long Cutie will make you smile, nod, laugh and cry – sometimes all in the same page. Interspersed throughout the book are fascinating vignettes from a Norwegian man who tells stories about his family’s tragic history of LQTS. All the stories in the book are true. Some families consider themselves “special needs.” Others don’t. Some found out that they had Long QT by passing out and wrecking their cars! Some were misdiagnosed with epilepsy for years. Some of their stories are like reading TV medical drama. Some are like reading a comedy. All of them are amazingly true and a rollercoaster of emotions to read, but you will not end up depressed or feeling bad as you read because these are some of the strongest people you will ever read about and they do not inspire and will not accept – pity.
Think of it like Pulp Fiction without all the shooting and blood. And without the gangsters. And without the cussing. And… Okay, don’t think of it like Pulp Fiction. Wait, DO think of Pulp Fiction, but only in the way the stories are separate stories that are told in pieces that may or may not overlap.

You know, you’ll just have to read it.
But I think you’re really going to like it!

And I know you are going to be touched by it.

Deeply.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/088yph into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Long Cutie.

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Shooting Star, by Arianne Richmonde, 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:
An edgy, sexy story about falling for the one person you shouldn’t have.

26-year-old movie director Jake Wild lives up to his name: he’s the wildest player in town. He’s also Hollywood royalty. From a family dynasty of powerful directors and producers, Jake’s home is a movie set. With reams of hot starlets at his beck and call, Jake can get any woman he wants. But with his new movie, Skye’s The Limit in pre-production, he’s decided it’s time to get serious and change his philandering ways.

19-year-old Oscar winning Star Davis also lives up to her name. She’s an A-list megastar. Hell-raisingly beautiful, she tosses men aside like used Kleenex. She commands 20 million per movie–or at least did until drugs, alcohol, wild partying, and a police arrest sent her into rehab. Now she’s out, squeaky clean, and determined to win the role she was born to play: the lead in Skye’s The Limit – ready to re-conquer Hollywood.

But there’s just one problem: Jake doesn’t want this “liability on legs” near his precious movie. But Star has wily ways of getting what she wants. And apart from the role of Skye, what she wants is Jake right where he belongs:

Under her thumb.

Lights, camera, action . . .

But the action is not what Jake expected.

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