Free Kindle books & bargains for Monday, June 18, 2018

The Note

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Andrew Barrett
FREE

The Note

Have you ever had that feeling of being watched but when you turn around no ones there?

I have.

It was raining, and I was working a murder scene around midnight when that prickle ran up my spine. If I’d listened to that feeling, if I’d thought back to my past, maybe I could have prevented the terror that was to come.

Back at the office, I found a death threat on my desk.

I had no idea who sent it or why they wanted to kill me.

But I was about to find out.

I’m Eddie Collins, a CSI, and this is my story.

Pineapple Puzzles: A Pineapple Port Mystery: Book Three (Pineapple Port Mysteries 3)

Mystery > Cozy > Culinary
Author: Amy Vansant
FREE

Pineapple Puzzles: A Pineapple Port Mystery: Book Three (Pineapple Port Mysteries 3)

After years dormant, the infamous Puzzle Killer returns to Charity, Florida, in search of a rival murderer out to claim the all-time murder record. When two serial killers battle for the throne, Charlotte, her boyfriend Declan, and a naked cat find themselves on the chopping block!

This is the author’s personal favorite in the series (to this point!)

No Brainer (Darcy Walker Mystery Book 2)

Young Adult > Mysteries & Thrillers
Author: A. J. Lape
FREE

No Brainer (Darcy Walker Mystery Book 2)

Summer vacation turns deadly when Darcy investigates a cold case that gets real hot, real fast…

Two weeks before junior year, Darcy Walker hops a plane to Florida. Fresh off the high of solving three murders, she’s up for a little R&R with her best friend, Dylan, and his family. But even before her feet hit the Orlando soil, she meddles once again. The case of the disappearance of a five-year-old boy who vanished six months earlier looms like a passenger jet over a swamp. In turbulence. Above writhing, feeding alligators.

Chum for a verb like Darcy Walker.

Convinced she can bring the boy home, Darcy travels down a road that not only follows the missing child but branches off into the corrupt and sinister world of mob activity. She also tampers in a murder investigation.

The Trouble with Flying (Trouble Series Sweet Romance Book 1)

Romance > Clean & Wholesome
Author: Rochel
FREE

The Trouble with Flying (Trouble Series Sweet Romance Book 1)

Sarah doesn’t talk to strangers. It’s awkward, stressful, and there’s the uncontrollable blushing to worry about. When she boards a plane to fly home after an overseas holiday, she plans to stick her nose in a book and ignore everyone around her.

Aiden’s terrified of flying, and it’s his first time on a plane. If he can distract himself by talking non-stop for the entire flight, he will. Too bad for Sarah he’s sitting right next to her.

Against all Sarah’s expectations, she ends up enjoying Aiden’s company. They laugh, argue, concoct stories about other passengers, and accidentally hold hands during the turbulence. When the time comes to say goodbye, Sarah can’t help the crazy thought that she shouldn’t let Aiden go.

Then he kisses her.

No Justice (Michael Sykora Suspense Novels Book 1)

Thriller & Suspense > Crime Fiction
Author: Darcia Helle
FREE

No Justice (Michael Sykora Suspense Novels Book 1)

Driven by grief, Michael Sykora started his life of killing in a blind rage. But then it became something he was good at. Even something he…liked.

To most who know him, Michael is a software designer, a smart—but average—workaholic. To a chosen few, Michael is something else: a part-time hit man whose specialty is eliminating hard-core criminals.

When Nicki, a close friend, finds herself in trouble, Michael steps in. Having lost his fiancée to a brutal crime, Michael will do anything to keep from losing another woman in his life.

Michael Sykora has managed to keep his two personas separate. Until now.

Grade A Stupid (Darcy Walker Mystery Book 1)

Literature & Fiction > Humorous
Author: A. J. Lape
FREE

Grade A Stupid (Darcy Walker Mystery Book 1)

Everything changes when she skips class and finds a dead body…

Fifteen-year-old Darcy Walker’s name means “dark walker.” Whether her parents’ choice was a stroke of genius or smack of stupid, they definitely nailed the irony. She lacks direction. Distracts easily. And despite a high IQ, her grades stink.

Valley High’s reigning misfit, she’s also infatuated with a bad boy. A guy that her hottie best friend, Dylan, wishes would get acquainted with his fist.

With her life spiraling out of control, she cuts class and stumbles upon a corpse in a dumpster. From there, things go high-octane because in a world full of nouns, Darcy’s a verb. Hardwired for action, she gets caught up in the middle of the mystery and can’t let go.

Playing Dead: A Novel

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Julia Heaberlin
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99

Playing Dead: A Novel

“Dear Tommie: Have you ever wondered about who you are?” 
 
The letter that turns Tommie McCloud’s world upside down arrives from a stranger only days after her father’s death. The woman who wrote it claims that Tommie is her daughter—and that she was kidnapped as a baby thirty-one years ago.

Tommie wants to believe it’s all a hoax, but suddenly a girl who grew up on a Texas ranch finds herself  linked to a horrific past: the slaughter of a family in Chicago, the murder of an Oklahoma beauty queen, and the kidnapping of a little girl named Adriana. Tommie races along a twisting, nightmarish path while an unseen stalker is determined to keep old secrets locked inside the dementia-battered brain of the woman who Tommie always thought was her real mother. With everything she has ever believed in question, and no one she can trust, Tommie must discover the truth about the girl who vanished—and the very real threats that still remain.

The Sugar Queen: A Novel

Literary Fiction > Sagas
Author: Sarah Addison Allen
Regularly $11.99, Today $1.99

The Sugar Queen: A Novel

Josey Cirrini is sure of three things: winter is her favorite season, she’s a sorry excuse for a Southern belle, and sweets are best eaten in the privacy of her closet. For while Josey has settled into an uneventful life in her mother’s house, her one consolation is the stockpile of sugary treats and paperback romances she escapes to each night. . . . Until she finds her closet harboring Della Lee Baker, a local waitress who is one part nemesis—and two parts fairy godmother. With Della Lee’s tough love, Josey’s narrow existence quickly expands. She even bonds with Chloe Finley, a young woman who is hounded by books that inexplicably appear when she needs them—and who has a close connection to Josey’s longtime crush. Soon Josey is living in a world where the color red has startling powers, and passion can make eggs fry in their cartons. And that’s just for starters.

Pilgrim’s Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier

True Crime > Hoaxes & Deceptions
Author: Tom Kizzia
Regularly $11.99, Today $1.99

Pilgrim's Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier

When Papa Pilgrim, his wife, and their fifteen children appeared in the Alaska frontier outpost of McCarthy, their new neighbors saw them as a shining example of the homespun Christian ideal. But behind the family’s proud piety and beautiful old-timey music lay Pilgrim’s dark past: his strange  connection to the Kennedy assassination and a trail of chaos and anguish that followed him from Dallas and New Mexico. Pilgrim soon sparked a tense confrontation with the National Park Service fiercely dividing the community over where a citizen’s rights end and the government’s power begins. As the battle grew more intense, the turmoil in his brood made it increasingly difficult to tell whether his children were messianic followers or hostages in desperate need of rescue.

Boys in the Trees: A Memoir

Music > Biographies > Pop
Author: Carly Simon
Regularly $9.99, Today $2.99

Boys in the Trees: A Memoir

Carly Simon’s New York Times bestselling memoir, Boys in the Trees, reveals her remarkable life, beginning with her storied childhood as the third daughter of Richard L. Simon, the co-founder of publishing giant Simon & Schuster, her musical debut as half of The Simon Sisters performing folk songs with her sister Lucy in Greenwich Village, to a meteoric solo career that would result in 13 top 40 hits, including the #1 song “You’re So Vain.” She was the first artist in history to win a Grammy Award, an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award, for her song “Let the River Run” from the movie Working Girl.

The memoir recalls a childhood enriched by music and culture, but also one shrouded in secrets that would eventually tear her family apart. Simon brilliantly captures moments of creative inspiration, the sparks of songs, and the stories behind writing “Anticipation” and “We Have No Secrets” among many others.

Through My Eyes

Biographies & Memoirs > Sports & Outdoor
Author: Tim Tebow, Nathan Whitaker
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99

Through My Eyes

FormerUniversity of Florida star quarterback, 2010 first-round draft pick for theDenver Broncos, and devout Christian Tim Tebow tellsthe story of his faith, his life, and his career in football in Through MyEyes. Written with Nathan Whitaker, the New York Timesbestsellingcoauthor of Quiet Strength, with Tony Dungy, Through My Eyes givesfans a first look into the heart of an athlete whose talent and devotion havemade him one of the most provocative figures in football.

The Hollow Men: A Novel (Harry Kent Mysteries)

Thrillers > Medical
Author: Rob McCarthy
Regularly $15.95, Today $1.99

The Hollow Men: A Novel (Harry Kent Mysteries)

Police surgeon Harry Kent is determined to help those the world would rather brush aside, in a smart and electrifying new crime series that evokes the often-hidden medical world of the London Metropolitan Police.

Dr. Harry Kent likes to keep himself busy—juggling hospital duties with his work as a police surgeon for the London Metropolitan Police—anything to ward off the memories of his time as an army medic.

Usually the police work means minor injuries and mental health assessments. But teenager Solomon Idris’s case is different. Idris has taken eight people hostage in a fast-food restaurant, and is demanding to see a lawyer and a BBC reporter. Harry is sent in to treat the clearly-ill teenager . . . before the siege goes horribly wrong.

The Potential Principle: A Proven System for Closing the Gap Between How Good You Are and How Good You Could Be

Business & Money > Personal Finance
Author: Mark Sanborn
Regularly $5.99, Today $2.99

The Potential Principle: A Proven System for Closing the Gap Between How Good You Are and How Good You Could Be

The ultimate strategy for succeeding in your personal and professional life.

Are you living up to your true potential? Do you feel like you have more potential? You may be the best in your field—the best athlete, scholar, CEO, parent, mathematician, teacher, or mechanic. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still be better; you haven’t maximized your potential.

Leadership expert and international bestselling author of The Fred Factor and You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader, Mark Sanborn invites you to get better and close the gap between how good you are and how good you can be.

Teaching you to employ Sanborn’s uniquely designed “Potential Matrix” to specific areas of your life, The Potential Principle provides you with the tools you need to see breakthrough improvement in key areas of your life.

The Frontiersman

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: William W. Johnstone, J.A. Johnstone
Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99

The Frontiersman

In Tennessee, 17-year-old Breckinridge Wallace knew the laws of nature. When his life was in danger, he showed a fearless instinct to fight back. Killing a thug who was sent to kill him got Breckinridge exiled from his Smoky Mountain home. Brutally wounding an Indian attacker earned him an enemy for life… Now, from the bustling streets of St. Louis to the vast stillness of the Missouri headwaters, Breckinridge is discovering a new world of splendor, violence, promise and betrayal. Most off all, he is clawing his way to manhood behind the law of the gun. Because the trouble he left in Tennessee won’t let him go. A killer stalks his every move. And by the time he joins a dangerous expedition, Breckenridge has only had a small taste of the blood, horror and violence he must face next—to make his way to a new frontier…

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