Free Kindle books & bargains for Friday, March 27, 2015

Mirage: Book 1 (The Destined Series)

 Erotica > Romantic
Author: Ashley Suzanne

FREE
Mirage: Book 1 (The Destined Series)

Mira and Kylee meet Danny and Skylar during freshman orientation, their first week of college. Two sets of best friends embark on a new adventure together, forming life long bonds.

Mira and Danny are looking forward to their future as husband and wife. Everything was going according to plan. That was until tragedy struck them on graduation night leaving three broken people to pick up the pieces.
Skylar has always stood in the background, watching his best friend begin a life with the woman he fell in love with until he can no longer keep a distance.

Hounds of Autumn

 Science Fiction > Alternate History
Author: Heather Blackwood

FREE
Hounds of Autumn

They say that the moor has eyes.

It is 1890, and the windswept moors hold dark secrets. Chloe Sullivan is an amateur inventor whose holiday takes a dark turn when her friend and colleague, one of the few female mechanical experts in the British Empire, is murdered.

A black mechanical hound roams the moors, but could it have killed a woman? And what secrets are concealed within the dark family manor?

Falling for Autumn

 Romance > New Adult
Author: Heather Topham Wood

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Falling for Autumn

Autumn Dorey had no problem leaving her hometown of Newpine and the friends there who’d betrayed her. Everyone thought they knew what happened the spring night Autumn’s world fell apart. Vicious rumors about the incident circulated, and she had to be homeschooled the last year of high school to escape her tormentors. All she wants now is to get away from it all and start over at Cook University. She leaves everything but the memory behind—something she swore she’d never forget—and sets off to rebuild what was broken.

600 Hours of Edward

 Fiction > Family Life
Author: Craig Lancaster

Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99
600 Hours of Edward

A thirty-nine-year-old with Asperger’s syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder, Edward Stanton lives alone on a rigid schedule in the Montana town where he grew up. His carefully constructed routine includes tracking his most common waking time (7:38 a.m.), refusing to start his therapy sessions even a minute before the appointed hour (10:00 a.m.), and watching one episode of the 1960s cop show Dragnet each night (10:00 p.m.).

But when a single mother and her nine-year-old son move in across the street, Edward’s timetable comes undone. Over the course of a momentous 600 hours, he opens up to his new neighbors and confronts old grievances with his estranged parents.

Edward Adrift

 Fiction > Family Life
Author: Craig Lancaster

Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99
Edward Adrift

It’s been a year of upheaval for Edward Stanton, a forty-two-year-old with Asperger’s syndrome. He’s lost his job. His trusted therapist has retired. His best friends have moved away. And even his nightly ritual of watching Dragnet reruns has been disrupted. All of this change has left Edward, who lives his life on a rigid schedule, completely flummoxed.

But when his friend Donna calls with news that her son Kyle is in trouble, Edward leaves his comfort zone in Billings, Montana, and drives to visit them in Boise, where he discovers Kyle has morphed from a sweet kid into a sullen adolescent.

The Mighty Storm (The Storm series Book 1)

 Romance > Contemporary
Author: Samantha Towle
Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99

The Mighty Storm (The Storm series Book 1)

Tru Bennett was just fourteen years old when her best friend and first love, Jake Wethers, moved from England to America and left her brokenhearted. Now twelve years later, Jake is the world’s biggest rock star, lead singer of The Mighty Storm and every woman’s bad-boy fantasy. Every woman, that is, except Tru.

A successful music journalist, Tru knows better than to mix business with pleasure. But then she receives the assignment of a lifetime: interview Jake before his band launches its highly anticipated world tour. Tru vows to keep the meeting strictly professional—but nothing can prepare her for the sparks that fly the moment their eyes meet again.

Wethering the Storm (The Storm series Book 2)

 Romance > Contemporary
Author: Samantha Towle
Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99

Wethering the Storm (The Storm series Book 2)

Music journalist Tru Bennett has done the impossible: capture the heart of rock-star bad boy Jake Wethers. Now they’re busy planning a wedding and navigating their new life together in the US. Of course Tru misses London and her best friend, Simone, but living happily ever after with Jake in LA is going to be great…right?

Wrong. Even the bright California sun can’t whitewash the dark side of celebrity coupledom. Greedy music execs, merciless paparazzi, and Jake’s wild past are lurking around every corner. Making matters worse, Jake announces he doesn’t want kids, which just may be a deal breaker.

Whole Lotta Led Zeppelin: The Illustrated History of the Heaviest Band of All Time

 Biographies & Memoirs > Composers & Musicians > Rock
Author: Jon Bream
Regularly $19.99, Today $2.99

Whole Lotta Led Zeppelin: The Illustrated History of the Heaviest Band of All Time

An all-star tribute to one of the biggest rock ’n’ roll bands ever features glorious concert and behind-the-scenes photography from top names in rock photography, from their first 1968 show as Led Zeppelin through the 2007 reunion. Also included are more than 200 rare concert posters, backstage passes, tickets, LPs and singles, T-shirts, buttons, and more from the United States, UK, Canada, Germany, France, and Japan, all comprising a book as epic as the band it honors.

Gardening Lab for Kids: 52 Fun Experiments to Learn, Grow, Harvest, Make, Play, and Enjoy Your Garden

 Children’s eBooks > Science, Nature & How It Works
Author: Renata Fossen Brown

Regularly $23.00, Today $2.99
Gardening Lab for Kids: 52 Fun Experiments to Learn, Grow, Harvest, Make, Play, and Enjoy Your Garden (Hands-On Family)

A refreshing source of ideas to help your children learn to grow their own patch of earth, Gardening Lab for Kids encourages children to get outside and enjoy nature. This fun and creative book features 52 plant-related activities set into weekly lessons, beginning with learning to read maps to find your heat zone, moving through seeds, soil, composting, and then creating garden art and appreciating your natural surroundings.

Author Renata Fossen Brown guides your family through fun opportunities learning about botany, ecology, the seasons, food, patience, insects, eating, and cooking.

Sweet Home (Sweet Home Series Book 1)

 Romance > Sports
Author: Tillie Cole

Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99
Sweet Home (Sweet Home Series Book 1)

At age twenty, Molly Shakespeare knows a lot. She knows how to be alone.

But when Molly leaves England’s grey skies behind to start a new life at the University of Alabama, she finds that she has a lot to learn—she didn’t know a summer could be so hot, she didn’t know students could be so intimidating, and she certainly didn’t know just how much the folks of Alabama love their football.

When a chance encounter with notorious star quarterback, Romeo Prince, leaves her unable to think of anything but his chocolate-brown eyes, dirty-blond hair and perfect physique, Molly soon realises that her quiet, solitary life is about to dramatically change forever…

Enslaved by the Ocean (Criminals of the Ocean Book 1)

 Action & Adventure > Romance
Author: Bella Jewel

Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99
Enslaved by the Ocean (Criminals of the Ocean Book 1)

Indigo has a troubled past and there’s no denying it. Tired of being scared, she sets sail aboard a private yacht, hopeful that the open waters of the Atlantic will give her and best friend Eric a much-needed respite.

As if trouble followed her, the yacht catches fire. Stranded in the ocean, cold, hungry, desperate, and alone, Eric and Indi struggle to survive.

Just when they think things couldn’t get much worse, they are captured, held hostage by a band of modern-day pirates. Now they’re in even more trouble than they could have ever imagined.

BLYSS: The Blyss Trilogy – book 1

 Women’s Fiction > Action & Adventure
Author: J. C. Cliff

Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99
BLYSS: The Blyss Trilogy - book 1

Julianna Oakley has just finished up her junior year at college and flies home to spend her last free summer with her father on their prestigious Georgia estate. Julianna isn’t the stereotypical rich girl, a spoiled prima-donna. She’s down to earth and has an independent streak a mile wide, insisting she makes her own way in this world.

Nick has been setting the stage for a long time, and sparks fly when their separate worlds collide. She is Nick’s ultimate obsession, and he will stop at nothing to own her.

When Travis, Nick’s right hand man, lays his eyes on the prize, all hell breaks loose.

The Girl with No Shadow (Chocolat Book 2)

Women’s Fiction > Mothers & Children
Author: Joanne Harris

Regularly $10.49, Today $4.74
The Girl with No Shadow (Chocolat Book 2)

The wind has always dictated Vianne Rocher’s every move, buffeting her from the French village of Lansquenet-sous-Tannes to the crowded streets of Paris. Cloaked in a new identity, that of widow Yanne Charbonneau, she opens a chocolaterie on a small Montmartre street, determined to still the wind at last and keep her daughters, Anouk and baby Rosette, safe. But the weather vane soon turns, and Zozie de l’Alba blows into their lives. Charming and enigmatic, Zozie provides the brightness that Yanne’s life needs—as her vivacity and bold lollipop shoes dazzle rebellious and impressionable preadolescent Anouk.

Baltimore Blues (Tess Monaghan Novel Book 1)

 Mystery > Hard-Boiled
Author: Laura Lippman

Regularly $8.99, Today $3.99
Baltimore Blues (Tess Monaghan Novel Book 1)

Until her paper, the Baltimore Star, crashed and burned, Tess Monaghan was a damn good reporter who knew her hometown intimately — from historic Fort McHenry to the crumbling projects of Cherry Hill. Now gainfully unemployed at twenty-nine, she’s willing to take any freelance job to pay the rent — including a bit of unorthodox snooping for her rowing buddy, Darryl “Rock” Paxton.

In a city where someone is murdered almost everyday, attorney Michael Abramowitz’s death should be just another statistic. But the slain lawyer’s notoriety — and his noontime trysts with Rock’s fiancee — make the case front page news…and points to Rock as the likely murderer.

Bound by Honor (Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles Book 1)

 Thrillers & Suspense > Crime
Author: Cora Reilly

Regularly $3.99, Today $0.99
Bound by Honor (Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles Book 1)

Born into one of the leading Mob families in Chicago, Aria Scuderi struggles to find her own path in a world where no choices are given. Aria was only fifteen when her parents betrothed her to Luca – The Vice – Vitiello, the oldest son of the head of the New York Cosa Nostra to ensure peace between the two families.

Now with eighteen, the day Aria has been dreading for years is looming dangerously: her wedding to Luca.
Aria is terrified of marrying a man she hardly knows, especially someone like Luca who got his nickname ‘the Vice’ for crushing a man’s throat with his bare hands.

An Open Heart: A Novel

 Christian Fiction
Author: Harry Kraus

Regularly $14.99, Today $1.99
An Open Heart: A Novel

They hover between life and death, their hearts stopped on the surgery table. And the messages Dr. Jace Rawlings’ open-heart surgery patients bring back from beyond the grave cannot be ignored. For they predict the deaths of people around him, and point a finger of suspicion straight at him.
It thrusts Jace into a firestorm of controversy and danger. A maelstrom blown by the darker winds of political intrigue and spiritual warfare. And the forces working against him will do anything to stop him from uncovering a truth they will kill to hide.

Nothing Personal (A Suspense Novel)

 Thrillers & Suspense > Medical
Author: Eileen Dreyer

Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99
Nothing Personal (A Suspense Novel)

Trauma nurse Kate Manion is viewing her own hospital from the other side. Badly injured in an auto accident, she’s laying in her own ICU, strapped down, paralyzed and unconscious. And yet, somehow, she managed to kill her nurse.

The murder was an accident; Kate swears. But the accidental deaths keep happening. Has someone taken Kate’s mishap as a mandate to kill off anyone making life difficult for the staff?

As corpses pile up, Kate realizes that only she can stop the serial killer who is acting out the fantasy of every staff member at St. Simon’s Hospital.

Paddy Whacked

 Biographies & Memoirs > True Crime
Author: T. J. English

Regularly $10.49, Today $4.74
Paddy Whacked

Here is the shocking true saga of the Irish American mob. In Paddy Whacked, bestselling author and organized crime expert T. J. English brings to life nearly two centuries of Irish American gangsterism, which spawned such unforgettable characters as Mike “King Mike” McDonald, Chicago’s subterranean godfather; Big Bill Dwyer, New York’s most notorious rumrunner during Prohibition; Mickey Featherstone, troubled Vietnam vet turned Westies gang leader; and James “Whitey” Bulger, the ruthless and untouchable Southie legend.

Executive Intent (Patrick McLanahan Book 16)

 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Dale Brown
Regularly $8.99, Today $3.99

Executive Intent: A Novel (Patrick McLanahan Book 16)

Another action-packed tale of international intrigue and technological weaponry that pits the world’s superpowers in a terrifying contest for dominance of outer space and the Earth’s oceans. Vince Flynn and Brad Thor fans will flock to the man whose electrifying visions of near-future warfare remain the gold standard of the techno-thriller genre. Executive Intent is Dale Brown at his best.

Breakwater Bay: A Novel

 Women’s Fiction > Romance
Author: Shelley Noble

Regularly $9.99, Today $3.99
Breakwater Bay: A Novel

An abandoned baby, a glorious old Newport mansion, and awakening romance combine in Breakwater Bay, an engaging story that echoes the flair, humor, and emotional depth of Kristin Hannah’s popular novels.

Preservationist Meri Hollis loves her latest project, restoring one of Newport’s forgotten Gilded Age mansions. And with summer approaching, she’ll be able to spend more time with her Gran on the Rhode Island shore. She has a great job, a loving family and she’s pretty sure her boyfriend is going to propose on her thirtieth birthday.

Games Demons Play (Mystic Isle, Book 3)

 Erotica > Romantic
Author: Selena Blake

Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99
Games Demons Play (Mystic Isle, Book 3)

The emotional and sinfully sweet third book in the Mystic Isle series.

When Izzy Lukin wakes up in the arms of a sinfully handsome stranger, she’s immediately sure of two things. She wrecked a really expensive car and the man holding her is not human.

Shade has won enough card games in his life to know when to hold. The beautiful vamp hell bent on paying for the damage she caused is definitely worth holding on to.

Ask For It (Book 1, Girls’ Night Trilogy)

 Romance > Sports
Author: Selena Blake

Regularly $4.99, Today $0.99
Ask For It (Book 1, Girls' Night Trilogy, Contemporary Romance)

Trevor Wyatt has lusted for journalist JJ Fairchild since before he retired from the NFL. Now she’s back in his life and he’s not going to miss the opportunity to show her just how good they could be together.

Words may be JJ’s tool of trade, but when it comes to the bedroom, words escape her. Trevor’s an excellent teacher and before she knows it, she’s asking for what she wants.

But when outside forces threaten to expose dark secrets from Trevor’s past, can he overcome his suspicions and trust the woman in his bed?

Heartless (Derek Cole Book 1)

Mystery > Private Investigators
Author: T Patrick Phelps

Regularly $1.99, Today $0.99
Heartless: A Private Investigator Series of Suspense Thrillers (Derek Cole Suspense Thriller Book 1)

Private Investigator Derek Cole is no stranger to unusual and bizarre cases. Since leaving the Police Department and opening a “Freelance Detective” agency, he has seen all sorts of clients. But when he is hired by a family to protect them from a son who they were told had died at birth, Cole’s detective skills are put to a life or death test.

Alexander Black should not have lived. Born a conjoined twin, he share one heart with his twin. When doctors, desperate to save at least one child, separated Alexander from the shared heart, they expected him to die. But Alexander Black refused to die

The Mind (Best of Edge Series)

 Psychology > Cognitive
Author: John Brockman

Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
The Mind (Best of Edge Series)

“Theway Brockman interlaces essays about research on the frontiers of science withones on artistic vision, education, psychology and economics is sure to buzzany brain.” —Chicago Sun-Times on This WillChange Everything
Markingthe debut of a hard-hitting new series from Edge.org and Harper Perennial,editor John Brockman delivers a cutting-edge master class covering everythingyou need to know about The Mind. With original contributions by theworld’s leading thinkers and scientists, including Steven Pinker, George Lakoff, Philip Zimbardo, V. S. Ramachandran, and others, The Mind offers aconsciousness-expanding primer on a fundamental topic.

The Hotel Under the Sand

Author: Kage Baker

Regularly $4.99, Today $1.99
The Hotel Under the Sand

Appealing to boys and girls alike, this beguiling adventure explores classic fantasy themes from a unique young heroine’s perspective. Nine-year-old Emma loses everything she has in a fearsome storm and finds herself alone in the wilderness of the Dunes—an area desolate since the mysterious disappearance of a resort known as the Grand Wenlocke. Finding a friend in Winston, the ghostly bellboy who wanders the Dunes, Emma learns that it has been more than 100 years since the hotel with an unsavory reputation vanished; but, unbeknownst to either of them, the long slumbering resort has just begun to stir.

The Quick and the Dead

 Action & Adventure > Westerns
Author: Louis L’Amour

Regularly $5.49, Today $1.99
The Quick and the Dead

When Duncan McKaskel decided to move his family west, he knew he would face dangers, and he was prepared for them. He knew about the exhausting terrain, and he was expecting the punishing elements. What he worried about was having to use violence against other men—men who would follow him and try to steal the riches that he didn’t even possess.

Yet bandits were only part of McKaskel’s worries. For a mysterious stranger, Con Vallian, had appeared one night and saved his life. But was Vallian’s true interest Duncan’s wife, Susanna? And, more important, how did she feel about him?

Down by the River (A Smoky Mountain Novel Book 6)

 Women’s Fiction > Literary
Author: Lin Stepp

Regularly $12.99, Today $2.99
Down by the River (A Smoky Mountain Novel Book 6)

While on a visit to the Smokies, Grace Conley makes a stunning decision: she’s going to walk away from her busy life in Nashville to move to tiny Townsend and open a bed and breakfast. There’s a beautiful old inn for sale along the Little River that will do perfectly. Of course, Grace’s family is scandalized. After all, she’s a middle-aged widow! And as a career homemaker, she’s always been available for babysitting, chauffeuring, and generally being the peacemaker among her grown children. Has Grace lost her mind?

The Three Pigs (Caldecott Medal Book)

 Children’s Books > Animals
Author: David Wiesner

Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
The Three Pigs (Caldecott Medal Book)

Once upon a time three pigs built three houses, out of straw, sticks, and bricks. Along came a wolf, who huffed and puffed… So, you think you know the rest? Think again. With David Wiesner at the helm, it’s never safe to assume too much. When the wolf approaches the first house, for example, and blows it in, he somehow manages to blow the pig right out of the story frame. The text continues on schedule–“…and ate the pig up”–but the perplexed expression on the wolf’s face as he looks in vain for his ham dinner is priceless.

The Power of Simple Prayer: How to Talk with God about Everything

 Christian Books > Worship & Devotion
Author: Joyce Meyer

Regularly $10.99, Today $3.99
The Power of Simple Prayer: How to Talk with God about Everything

Prayer transforms lives every day. But for those who pray, how many truly understand its power? In her
straightforward and profound style beloved by millions worldwide, Joyce Meyer reveals the incredible force that comes through the simple act of prayer. By explaining the keys to unanswered prayers, the hindrances to prayer’s effectiveness, and the Bible’s role in prayer, Joyce gives readers a new perspective on how best to communicate
with God. She reveals that through prayerful conversation comes the ability to be successful in life, strong at heart, and sincere with others. Simple prayer, powerful results.

Prayer transforms lives every day. But for those who pray, how many truly understand its power? In her straightforward and profound style beloved by millions worldwide, Joyce Meyer reveals the incredible
force that comes through the simple act of prayer.

Total Control: High Performance Street Riding Techniques

 Automotive > Motorcycles > Repair & Performance
Author: Lee Parks

Regularly $23.00, Today $2.99
Total Control: High Performance Street Riding Techniques

Today’s super high-performance bikes are the most potent vehicles ever sold to the public and they demand advanced riding skills. This is the perfect book for riders who want to take their street riding skills to a higher level. Total Control explains the ins and outs of high-performance street riding. Lee Parks, one of the most accomplished riders, racers, authors and instructors in the world, helps riders master the awe-inspiring performance potential of modern motorcycles.

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