Free Kindle books & bargains for Friday, June 22, 2018

Borrowed Stilettos (Red Stilettos Book 1)

Romantic Comedy
Author: Rebecca J. Clark
FREE

Borrowed Stilettos (Red Stilettos Book 1)

It’s a classic case of mistaken identity. But this time, it’s no mistake.

Plans go hilariously awry when mild-mannered Audrey Thompson dresses as Ava, her flamboyant but cowardly twin, in order to break up with Ava’s fiancé, Zach Banister. However, as Audrey pretends to be Ava–which means stuffing her bra and tottering around in borrowed stilettos–she can’t help falling for Zach herself. Little does she know he has his own agenda, one that involves a seduction she can’t refuse.

As He Bids (The Curve Masters Book 1)

Genre Fiction > Coming of Age
Author: Olivia Rigal
FREE

As He Bids (The Curve Masters Book 1)

Applying for a summer internship at an upscale auction house just because she has a mad crush on one of the bosses, may be Career Fail 101 for Hannah Cohen. Certainly, she is heading that way when she spends her first week focusing more on the way Bruce Nelson’s mouth shapes his words than their actual meaning.
After her second week under the close supervision of Bruce Nelson takes an unexpected twist, Hannah’s first reaction is to run. But then, when Bruce vanishes instead of demanding an explanation, she learns the hard way that in his world she will only get as good As She Begs.

Return to Love (Willow Valley Book 1)

Romance > Westerns
Author: Christine Kingsley
FREE

Return to Love (Willow Valley Book 1)

Cassie Powell is perfectly happy with her small town life in Willow Valley. She has a successful bakery and a beautiful little girl–everything she’s ever wanted. But when Jack Martin swaggers back into town, secrets she’s worked too hard to keep threaten to bring it all tumbling down around her.

Jack has always thought of Cassie as a little sister–until he sees her all grown up! But she’s hiding something, and he’s determined to find out what. Can he break down her walls and find a way into her heart?

Limitless (Out of the Box Book 1)

Fantasy > Superhero
Author: Robert J. Crane
FREE

Limitless (Out of the Box Book 1)

Two years after the explosive Girl in the Box Series ends, Sienna Nealon is called to London, England, where she is drawn into a murder investigation involving an old friend. Paired up with a young, handsome Detective Inspector, she finds herself in a race against time to unravel the mystery surrounding the murder as victim after victim falls to the careful, clever killer. Soon, Sienna is in a race against time to find the culprit before he sets loose a plan that will show Sienna the limits of her abilities in the most brutal way imaginable.

Her death.

Powdered Murder (Bison Creek Mystery Series Book 1)

Mystery > Cozy
Author: A. Gardner
FREE

Powdered Murder (Bison Creek Mystery Series Book 1)

When small-town personal trainer Essie Stratter last saw her childhood crush, she was thirty pounds heavier and addicted to cookie dough ice cream. But Patrick isn’t back in town to mess with her head. He’s in town with his celebrity tart of a fiancée for a secret wedding at the Pinecliffe Mountain Resort – the very establishment where Essie works. Essie is roped into becoming a stand-in bridesmaid by her sister Joy, the resort’s Assistant Event Coordinator.

But Essie has more than just her resurfacing feelings for the groom to worry about when she finds one of the bridesmaids dead at the hotel spa.

Essie searches for the killer, and with a list of suspects ranging from an undercover reporter to the Mayor’s gossipy wife, it isn’t an easy feat.

A Search for Refuge (Haven Manor): A Haven Manor Novella

Fiction > Christian > Historical
Author: Kristi Ann Hunter
FREE

A Search for Refuge (Haven Manor): A Haven Manor Novella

Margaretta Fortescue desperately needs to disappear from London society, and her only hope is to follow the rumors of another young woman who recently made a life for herself away from the glare of society. Her search leads her to the market town of Marlborough where, in spite of her efforts to avoid attention, she can’t seem to elude local solicitor Nash Banfield.

All Nash wants is a quiet, sedate life–no risks or surprises. When Margaretta, clearly on the run and unwilling to answer questions, interrupts his solitude, his curiosity and his principles won’t let him leave this determined woman without assistance.

But will discovering the truth about Margaretta make him think twice about finally taking a risk on love?

Pirate Nemesis (Telepathic Space Pirates Book 1)

Science Fiction > Space Opera
Author: Carysa Locke
FREE

Pirate Nemesis (Telepathic Space Pirates Book 1)

Killers. Thieves. Pirates. Family. 

A fugitive from her own family, Mercy Kincaid’s dangerous telepathic gifts put her life in danger and make anyone she’s close to a target. When her best friend is captured and tortured, Mercy’s only hope is to reunite with the family that tried to murder her as a child. But will her plan be thrown off course when she falls into the hands of an enigmatic and dangerous killer?

Reaper has vowed to kill anyone who jeopardizes the survival of his people, and Mercy’s gifts are the biggest threat they’ve faced in eleven years. But as Reaper begins to trust the beautiful woman and her compelling abilities, he must decide if he’s fallen victim to her power. Will she destroy his people, or save them? If he makes the wrong choice, everyone will die.

Stranger on the Shore

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Books > Mystery & Thrillers
Author: Josh Lanyon
Regularly $3.49, Today $1.99

Stranger on the Shore

Twenty years ago, little Brian Arlington was kidnapped from his family’s Long Island estate and was never seen again. The trail went cold, but investigative journalist Griff Hadley has always thought there was more to the story—much more. When the Arlingtons’ patriarch invites him to stay at their estate to research his true crime book, Griff can’t say no. It’s the story of a lifetime.

But not everyone is happy about Griff’s presence. Relatives and staff alike regard him coldly, including Pierce Mather, the Arlingtons’ attractive lawyer, who is more than a little wary of Griff’s motives.

When a stranger shows up claiming to be the long-lost Brian, Griff and Pierce are united in their suspicions. Startled to have found an ally in the buttoned-up lawyer, Griff soon realizes it’s hard to keep a professional distance.

Conviction: The Untold Story of Putting Jodi Arias Behind Bars

 Forensic Psychology
Author: Juan Martinez
Regularly $9.99, Today $5.24

Conviction: The Untold Story of Putting Jodi Arias Behind Bars

Juan Martinez, the fiery prosecutor who convicted notorious murderess Jodi Arias for the disturbing killing of Travis Alexander, speaks for the first time about the shocking investigation and sensational trial that captivated the nation.

Through two trials, America watched with baited breath as Juan Martinez fought relentlessly to convict Jodi Arias of Murder One for viciously stabbing her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander to death. What emerged was a story wrought with sex, manipulation, and deceit that stunned the public at every turn. Arias, always playing the wronged and innocent woman, changed her story continually as her bizarre behavior surrounding the crime and its aftermath came to light. Unwavering, Arias and her defense team continued to play off the salacious details of the case, until she was finally found guilty and—controversially—sentenced to life behind bars.

Tyrannosaur Canyon (Wyman Ford Series Book 1)

Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: Douglas Preston
Regularly $8.99, Today $2.99

Tyrannosaur Canyon (Wyman Ford Series Book 1)

A stunning new archaeological thriller by the New York Timesbestselling co-author of Brimstone and Relic.

A moon rock missing for thirty years…
Five buckets of blood-soaked sand found in a New Mexico canyon…
A scientist with ambition enough to kill…
A monk who will redeem the world…
A dark agency with a deadly mission…
The greatest scientific discovery of all time…
What fire bolt from the galactic dark shattered the Earth eons ago, and now hides in that remote cleft in the southwest U.S. known as Tyrannosaur Canyon?

Sleep with the Lights On (A Brown and De Luca Novel Book 1)

Romantic Suspense
Author: Maggie Shayne
Regularly $3.49, Today $1.99

Sleep with the Lights On (A Brown and De Luca Novel Book 1)

Rachel de Luca has found incredible success writing self-help books. But her own blindness and the fact that her troubled brother has gone missing have convinced her that positive thinking is nothing but bull.

Her cynicism wavers when a cornea transplant restores her sight. The new eyes seem to give her new life, until they prove too good to be true and she starts seeing terrifying visions of brutal murders—crimes she soon learns are all too real.

Detective Mason Brown’s own brother recently died, leaving behind a horrific secret. In atonement, Mason donated his brother’s organs, though he’s kept the fact quiet.

The Dog Listener: Learn How to Communicate with Your Dog for Willing Cooperation

Pets & Animal Care > Dogs > Training
Author: Jan Fennell
Regularly $14.99, Today $7.99

The Dog Listener: Learn How to Communicate with Your Dog for Willing Cooperation

In The Dog Listener Jan Fennell shares her revolutionary insight into the canine world and its instinctive language that has enabled her to bring even the most delinquent of dogs to heel. This easy-to-follow guide draws on Jan’s countless case histories of problem dogs—from biters and barkers to bicycle chasers—to show how you can bridge the language barrier that separates you from your dog.

This edition includes a new 30-Day Training Guide to further incorporate Jan’s powerful method into every element of pet ownership, including:

  • Understanding what it means to care for a dog
  • Choosing the right dog for you
  • Introducing your dog to its new home
  • Overcoming separation anxiety
  • Walking on a leash
  • Dealing with behavioral problems
  • Grooming
  • And much more

Notes on a Banana: A Memoir of Food, Love and Manic Depression

Humor & Entertainment > LGBT
Author: David Leite
Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99

Notes on a Banana: A Memoir of Food, Love and Manic Depression

Born into a family of Azorean immigrants, David Leite grew up in the 1960s in a devoutly Catholic, blue-collar, food-crazed Portuguese home in Fall River, Massachusetts. A clever and determined dreamer with a vivid imagination and a flair for the dramatic, “Banana” as his mother endearingly called him, yearned to live in a middle-class house with a swinging kitchen door just like the ones on television, and fell in love with everything French, thanks to his Portuguese and French-Canadian godmother. But David also struggled with the emotional devastation of manic depression. Until he was diagnosed in his mid-thirties, David found relief from his wild mood swings in learning about food, watching Julia Child, and cooking for others.

Wesley James Ruined My Life

Young Adult > Fiction > Substance Abuse
Author: Jennifer Honeybourn
Regularly $5.99, Today $2.99

Wesley James Ruined My Life

Quinn is having a rough summer. Her beloved grandmother has been put into a nursing home, her dad’s gambling addiction has flared back up, and now her worst enemy is back in town: Wesley James, former childhood friend and life ruiner.

So when Wesley is hired to work with her at Tudor Tymes, a medieval England-themed restaurant, the last thing Quinn’s going to do is forgive and forget. She’s determined to remove him from her life and even the score for once and for all—by getting him fired.

But getting rid of Wesley isn’t as easy as she’d hoped. When Quinn finds herself falling for him, she has to decide what she wants more: to get even, or to get the boy.

Shoulda Been a Cowboy (Copper Ridge)

Romance > Contemporary
Author: Maisey Yates
Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99

Shoulda Been a Cowboy (Copper Ridge)

There’s not much about his teenage years that Jake Caldwell can be proud of. Except maybe for keeping his hands off cute, kindhearted Cassie Ventimiglia. She was the only one who saw him as more than a tattooed rebel who couldn’t wait to leave the ranching life behind. Now he’s back in Copper Ridge to sell his father’s property—and staying right above Cassie’s coffee shop. And out of nowhere, the girl he’s never forgotten is offering a whole lot more than fresh-baked muffins…

Jake’s dark, smoldering appeal hasn’t changed one bit. But Cassie has. Following everyone else’s rules didn’t quite work out. Time to ask for what she’s always wanted…and what Jake’s more than happy to give: a wild, hot romance that could make a one-time bad boy realize he’s back for good.

Launch Your Dream: A 30-Day Plan for Turning Your Passion into Your Profession

Entrepreneurship > Startups
Author: Dale Partridge
Regularly $5.99, Today $2.99

Launch Your Dream: A 30-Day Plan for Turning Your Passion into Your Profession

Dale Partridge, bestselling author and founder of StartupCamp.com and many other highly successful businesses, has helped thousands of people launch new startup businesses—and find unimaginable freedom in the process—through his highly acclaimed Startup Camp program. In Launch Your Dream, Partridge distills the essence of that course into a hyper-practical, 30-day journey for readers looking to follow their passions and realize their dreams. In clear, easily grasped steps, he teaches readers how to hone their ideas, build an audience, construct an online presence, launch a business, master social media, craft a beautiful brand, and create experiences that keep customers from ever considering competitors.

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