Free Kindle books & bargains for Thursday, February 23, 2017

A Missing Heart: A Standalone Contemporary Romance

 Thrillers > Medical
Author: Shari J. Ryan, Lisa Brown
FREE

A Missing Heart: A Standalone Contemporary Romance

I’ve made mistakes. Some of those mistakes have ruined lives, including my own.

Because of this, my past is something I have kept to myself, so when I found a woman who also wanted her past to remain hidden, it felt like the universe was pushing us together.

It turns out the universe had nothing to do with that.

If a person’s past doesn’t exist, the present may not unravel the way it should.

I found out the hard way, when I learned that my wife is not who I thought she was…living with a past I should know about.

Ice Blue (Lord and Lady Hetheridge Mystery Series Book 1)

  Mystery > Traditional Detectives
Author: Emma Jameson
FREE

Ice Blue (Lord and Lady Hetheridge Mystery Series Book 1)

Anthony Hetheridge, ninth Baron of Wellegrave, Chief Superintendent for New Scotland Yard, never married, no children, no pets, no hobbies, and not even an interesting vice, will turn sixty in three weeks. With the exception of his chosen career, too sordid for his blue-blooded family to condone, his life has been safe and predictable. But then he meets Detective Sergeant Kate Wakefield – beautiful, willful, and nearly half his age. When Hetheridge saves the outspoken, impetuous young detective from getting the sack, siding with her against Scotland Yard’s powerful male hierarchy, his cold, elegantly balanced world spins out of control. Summoned to London’s fashionable Belgravia to investigate the brutal murder of a financier, Hetheridge must catch the killer while coping with his growing attraction to Kate, the reappearance of an old flame, and the secret that emerges from his own past.

Fight for Love: Romance Mystery

 Romance > Contemporary
Author: M. L. Ray
FREE

Fight for Love: Romance Mystery

Twenty-four year old Zoe Dunlop lives life of her own accord. When she is handed the reins of her father’s company, Dunlop Corporation, she finds herself taken with a young executive Aiden Butler. She had closed her heart to love for so long, but something about him stirs something within.

Unforeseen complications arise when Zoe later suspects Aiden to have embezzled from her company. In a bid to uncover the truth, the world as she knows it turns upside down with the tragic death of her father Steve Dunlop.

In the wake of her father’s death, Zoe finally learns about Aiden’s accident and family friend David Warner’s betrayal. Everything proves too overwhelming and Zoe has the urge to get away. With her trusted friend Mason available to guide the company, she does just that.

Corrupted (Deathstalkers MC Book 1)

 Romance > Mystery & Suspense
Author: Alexis Noelle
FREE

Corrupted (Deathstalkers MC Book 1)

She is being hunted.
Prey left defenseless.
She needs to hide.
They cannot find her.
They will kill her if they do.
When Lucy decided to run, she didn’t know where to go. They were coming for her. She needed protection, but she had no one to help her. Until she came across the warehouse of the Deathstalkers MC and begged them for protection. Now she owes them her life and her loyalty. Her family will never end their search for her; she is a piece of property that needs to be recovered at any cost necessary. For Lucy, there are worse things than needing to hide for the rest of her life, being found is one of those things.

Peaks of Passion: Pleasure Point Series Book One

 Contemporary Fiction > Romance
Author: Jennifer Evans
FREE

Peaks of Passion: Pleasure Point Series Book One

An 18-year old surfing god. A seductive older woman. Will their passion come in with the tide?

Jax loves nothing more than the sun on his shoulders and the board under his feet. The chiseled 18-year-old surfing sensation thinks of nothing but the Pacific Ocean. At least he did, until he met her…

Rosalyn is happy to be home after so many years away. The 30-year-old free spirit takes surfing lessons from the hunky Jax, and she can’t wait to teach him a thing or two after hours. There’s just one problem: Jax’s mom is her best friend.

As they take to the water… and each other, will the groundswell of their forbidden love destroy their lives?

Tropical Warning (Serge Storms Book 17)

 Fiction > Humor & Satire
Author: Tim Dorsey
FREE

Tropical Warning: An Original Serge Storms Story and Other Debris (Serge Storms series Book 17)

A quirky new collection by New York Times bestselling author Tim Dorsey. In the tradition of Pineapple Grenade and The Riptide Ultra-Glide, a peculiar new volume of odds and ends from the world of everyone’s favorite Florida psychopath—Serge Storms!

Among the flotsam and jetsam of Dorsey’s twisted universe:

A never-before-published Serge Storms short story that places the iconic antihero in one of Florida’s oldest (and most remote) little towns.

44 Cranberry Point (A Cedar Cove Novel)

 Romance > Contemporary
Author: Debbie Macomber
Regularly $5.49, Today $0.99

44 Cranberry Point (A Cedar Cove Novel)

Jack and I are just back from our honeymoon, and I’m eager to catch up with my friends Bob and Peggy Beldon, who run the Thyme and Tide bed-and-breakfast at 44 Cranberry Point. It’s a popular place but (needless to say!) things haven’t been the same since a man died there. Turns out his name was Max Russell, and Bob had known him briefly in Vietnam. Nobody has any idea why he showed up or—most important of all—who killed him. Because it now appears that he was poisoned. I sure hope, especially for Bob and Peggy’s sake, that somebody figures it out soon!

Rewrite Right!: Your Guide to Perfectly Polished Prose

 Writing, Research & Publishing Guides
Author: Jan Venolia, Ellen Sasaki
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99

Rewrite Right!: Your Guide to Perfectly Polished Prose

Everyone knows that writing can be improved by the simple process of reviewing, editing, and rewriting, but many struggle with how to go about critiquing their own work—be it a letter to a friend, an important business document, or an academic essay. Fortunately, help is at hand in Rewrite Right! The skills needed to revise your work are surprisingly easy to learn and a cinch to incorporate into everyday writing routines. This practical guide describes in clear, direct language how to effectively rewrite a report, letter, essay, or article, so that writers of all levels can improve the quality of their work and harness the power of language.

Cub Creek: A Virginia Country Roads Novel (Cub Creek Series Book 1)

 Romance > Mystery & Suspense
Author: Grace Greene
Regularly $3.99, Today $0.99

Cub Creek: A Virginia Country Roads Novel (Cub Creek Series Book 1)

In the heart of Virginia, where the forests hide secrets and the creeks run strong and deep ~

Libbie Havens is fine on her own. When she chances upon the secluded house on Cub Creek she purchases it. She’ll show her cousin Liz, and other doubters, that she can rise above her past and live happily and successfully on her own terms.

Libbie has emotional problems born of a troubled childhood. Raised by a grandmother she could never please, Libbie is more comfortable not being comfortable with people. She knows she’s different from most. She has special gifts, or curses, but are they real? Or are they products of her history and dysfunction?

Kat Fight

 Romance > Contemporary
Author: Dina Silver
Regularly $3.99, Today $2.00

Kat Fight

In her quest for love, Kat makes every wrong turn, juggling two men, one best friend, and her own deeply confused heart’s desires. Kat Porter is a consummate romantic, eager for her chance to find love and commitment. But after her boyfriend of four years, Marc, begins to grow apathetic and sends her calls straight to voicemail one too many times, Kat finally musters the courage to confront her so-called sweetheart, who seems more interested in dodging her than courting her. Though she’s no fan of ultimatums, Kat is at the end of her considerable wits, and lobs a massive one his way, completely confident that he’ll make the right decision when faced with losing her.

Joan: The Mysterious Life of the Heretic Who Became a Saint

 Biographies & Memoirs > Women
Author: Donald Spoto
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99

Joan: The Mysterious Life of the Heretic Who Became a Saint

Since her death at the age of nineteen in 1431, Joan of Arc has maintained a remarkable hold on our collective imagination. She was a teenager of astonishing common sense and a national heroine who led men in to battle as a courageous warrior. Yet she was also abandoned by the king whose coronation she secured, betrayed by her countrymen, and sold to the enemy. In this meticulously researched landmark biography, Donald Spoto captures her astonishing life and the times in which she lived. Neither wife nor nun, queen nor noblewoman, philosopher nor stateswoman, Joan of Arc demonstrates that everyone who follows their heart has the power to change history.

Beauty and Attention: A Novel

 Women’s Fiction > Romance
Author: Liz Rosenberg
Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99

Beauty and Attention: A Novel

For misfit Libby Archer, social expectations for young women in Rochester, New York, in the mid-1950s don’t work. Her father has died, leaving her without parents, and her well-meaning friends are pressuring her to do what any sensible single girl must do: marry a passionate, persistent hometown suitor with a promising future. Yet Libby boldly defies conventional wisdom and plans to delay marriage—to anyone—by departing for her uncle’s Belfast estate. In Ireland, Libby seeks not only the comfort of family but also greater opportunities than seem possible during the stifling McCarthy era at home.

The Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: Harness the Power of the World’s Healthiest Diet to Live Better, Longer

 Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Natural Foods
Author: Amy Riolo
Regularly $22.99, Today $2.99

The Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: Harness the Power of the World's Healthiest Diet to Live Better, Longer

More than a mix of rich history, gorgeous beaches, and warm blue waters, the countries along the Mediterranean Sea and their people have a history of living longer and healthier lives and you can too! By simply following a Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil, nuts, beans, fish, fruits and vegetables, even drinking wine with meals, you can prevent diseases and prolong your life.

The Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Cookbook is the only book needed to unleash the power of one of the world’s healthiest diets. It integrates the latest research and clinical findings with 100 delicious, authentic, easy recipes and Mediterranean lifestyle tips while dispelling any myths and misinformation.

Countdown to Zero Hour (Black Ops: Automatik)

 Romance > Mystery & Suspense
Author: Nico Rosso
Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99

Countdown to Zero Hour (Black Ops: Automatik)

Former Special Forces agent Artem “Art” Diaz is tattooed, muscular and undeniably dangerous. He’s also deep undercover, posing as mob muscle for a deadly bratva boss. His mission: gain the Russians’ trust. Then lead the strike team that will take them down.

Chef Hayley Baskov knows better than to get involved with someone with such close mafia ties, but the handsome bodyguard who brought her to this sprawling estate full of ruthless mobsters is inexplicably kind. A little flirtation may keep her safe amid the growing menace.

Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow: The Epic Story of the Transcontinental Railroads

 Transportation > Railroads
Author: Dee Brown
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99

Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow: The Epic Story of the Transcontinental Railroads

Hear that Lonesome Whistle Blow unspools the history of the beginnings of the American railroad system. By the mid-nineteenth century, settlers in Missouri and California were separated by a vast landscape that dwarfed and isolated them, conquerable only by “the demonic power of the Iron Horse and its bands of iron track.” Although the building of the great railroad is commonly known as a story of romance, adventure, and progress, it also has a dark side, as profiteers decimated American Indian tribes, exploited workers, and destroyed ecosystems. Despite this, by the turn of the twentieth century, five major railroads would span the continent.

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