Free Kindle books & bargains for Saturday, August 18, 2018

Purrfect Murder (The Mysteries of Max Book 1)

Mystery > Cozy > Animals
Author: Nic Saint
FREE

Purrfect Murder (The Mysteries of Max Book 1)

There’s something special about Max. He may look like your regular ginger flabby tabby, but unlike most tabbies, he can actually communicate with his human, reporter for the Hampton Cove Gazette Odelia Poole. Max takes a keen interest in the goings-on in their small town, by snooping around with his best friends Dooley, a not-too-bright ragamuffin, and Harriet, a gorgeous white Persian. Their regular visits to the police station, the barbershop and the doctor’s office provide them with those precious and exclusive scoops that have made Odelia the number one reporter in town.

We Thought We Were Invincible

Literary Fiction > Psychological
Author: Michelle Lynn
FREE

We Thought We Were Invincible

California “Callie” McCoy feels most alive when her feet are planted firmly on her surfboard. And one day, she dreams of riding that wave out of her small town.

Her plan is simple: graduate high school. With Callie’s best friend away in college, she plans to spend her senior year skating by. Callie is not looking for friends, and especially not for love – all she needs are her waves and her twin brother. Even if he comes with an annoying best friend, Jamie Daniels, who she can’t stand.

Jamie is a care-free, easy-going surfer who has everything. His life appears perfect, but reality is far from it. He has his share of secrets, including one that burns deeper than any other. It’s a good thing Callie hates him because if she didn’t, Jamie knows there’s no way he’d be able to stay away.

The War On Horror: Tales From A Post-Zombie Society

Horror > Humor
Author: Nathan Allen
FREE

The War On Horror: Tales From A Post-Zombie Society

What happens when the zombie apocalypse turns out to be a zombie aberration?

Three years have passed since the rising of the undead, and life has more or less returned to normal.

Zombie encounters are now few and far between. The undead are more of a nuisance than a menace; they are less likely to sink their teeth into unsuspecting civilians than they are to be attacked by vigilantes and rabid lynch mobs.

Laws have been passed for the zombies’ own protection, and they are safely and humanely quarantined from society.

The Last Lie She Told (Lies and Misdirection Book 1)

Crime Fiction
Author: K. J. McGillick
FREE

The Last Lie She Told (Lies and Misdirection Book 1)

To some, Fiona O’Dell is clever and manipulative. To others, she is a dangerous sociopath. One thing is certain – she’s trouble wherever she goes. Now she has vanished from her job, but not before being seen leaving a motel room where one man is found dead, another on the edge of death. Is this grizzly crime scene a BDSM encounter gone wrong? Or is it related to a company data breach where all three are employed?

Private security expert Lee Stone and NYPD Detective Belle Hughes are assigned to the case. In a race to find Fiona, they track her across four states and shocked to find men from her past are being murdered.

World War II Dunkirk: A History From Beginning to End

History > Military > World War II
Author: Hourly History
FREE

World War II Dunkirk: A History From Beginning to End

The movie Dunkirk premiered in 2017, decades after the event that turned certain defeat into a military miracle that inspired the people of Great Britain. The epic saga of the ordinary British civilians who sailed across the English Channel to rescue their trapped soldiers while the German military launched its might to prevent the evacuation is a stirring tale. The British government hoped that perhaps the mini-armada would be able to rescue 50,000 troops. But the 861 vessels who responded to their country’s plea brought more than 300,000 soldiers safely home. The film has garnered awards and earned the impressive rank of the highest-grossing World War II film of all time.

The Monday Girl (The Girl Duet Book 1)

Romance > Contemporary
Author: Julie Johnson
FREE

The Monday Girl (The Girl Duet Book 1)

Between an acting career that’s never quite made lift-off to stardom, a pathetic love life of online-dating-app losers, and a maxed-out balance on every one of her credit cards, things can’t get much worse. So, when she’s plucked from relative obscurity to land a lead role in Hollywood’s next big blockbuster, Kat is sure she’s finally on the right track.

Until she meets her co-star, Grayson Dunn… and all her plans are completely derailed.

Grayson is everything you’d expect the hottest actor alive to be — charming, disarming, and cocky as hell. As their characters slowly spiral into love on screen, Kat struggles to keep herself from falling for real.

A Long Time Dead (SOCO Roger Conniston Book 1)

Thrillers > Pulp
Author: Andrew Barrett
FREE

A Long Time Dead (SOCO Roger Conniston Book 1)

Do you like realistic forensic-based crime thrillers?

They discovered her naked body with a puncture wound to her neck and blood everywhere. This was the second such case West Yorkshire Police had running. Both unsolved.

Until they found that one elusive piece of evidence.

SOCO Roger Conniston is tantalisingly close to catching an arms dealer. But before he can make a move, he’s arrested for the girl’s murder.

Which of his enemies wants him out of the way?

Spying in High Heels (High Heels Mysteries #1): A Humorous Romantic Mystery

Mystery > Amateur Sleuths
Author: Gemma Halliday
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Spying in High Heels (High Heels Mysteries #1): A Humorous Romantic Mystery

Struggling L.A. shoe designer, Maddie Springer, lives her life by three rules: Fashion. Fashion. Fashion. But when her boyfriend suddenly disappears—along with $20 million in embezzled funds—her life takes an unexpected turn from Manolos to murder. Now her every move is under scrutiny by the LAPD’s sexiest cop, dead bodies are dropping around her faster than last season’s trends, and the deeper she digs the more she realizes maybe she didn’t know her man as well as she thought. With the help of her post-menopausal bridezilla of a mother, a Venice Beach psychic, and her wanna-be actress best friend, Maddie finds herself stepping out of her stilettos and onto the trail of a murderer.

Murder in Retribution (A New Scotland Yard Mystery)

International Mystery & Crime
Author: Anne Cleeland
Regularly $5.99, Today $1.99

Murder in Retribution (A New Scotland Yard Mystery)

Chief Inspector Michael Sinclair, Lord Acton, and rookie detective Kathleen Doyle ruffle more than a few feathers at CID Headquarters when their relationship comes to light. But office politics quickly become trivial amid a rash of underworld murders. As the body count climbs, Doyle uncovers a vicious war over lucrative turf between the Russian mafia and an Irish terrorist group. But their acts of revenge are almost too much for Scotland Yard to keep up with—and when Acton seems unusually troubled by the crimes, Doyle wonders what sparked the conflict in the first place.

Dystance: Winter’s Rising

Science Fiction > Dystopian
Author: Mark Tufo
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Dystance: Winter's Rising

From birth to death, The War is all the citizens of Dystance know. As children it is drilled into their heads that war is the purpose behind all existence.

Winter doesn’t agree. She’s stumbled across remnants of life the way it was before The War began and now she longs to be as free as her ancestors.

With help from her best friend Cedar and the boy she is forbidden to love, Tallow. She believes she can do it. Winter can see a life beyond the Pickets, beyond the constant hunger and the threat of death, beyond the war machine.

You Can Stay Home with Your Kids!: 100 Tips, Tricks, and Ways to Make It Work on a Budget

Christian Living > Budgeting & Money Management
Author: Erin Odom
Regularly $5.99, Today $2.99

You Can Stay Home with Your Kids!: 100 Tips, Tricks, and Ways to Make It Work on a Budget

Investing your life in your family brings you joy, and doing it on a single income doesn’t need to stress you out! In You Can Stay Home with Your Kids! Erin Odom of The Humbled Homemaker blog shares her best money-saving tips so you can live frugally and thrive as a stay-at-home or work-from-home mom.

From the moment you discovered you were going to be a mom, you envisioned spending each day with your kids, guiding, teaching, and loving them. But diapers, wipes, shoes, and braces are expensive! Though it may feel impossible to manage on one income, Erin Odom is here to show you that, through God’s grace, staying at home with your kids isn’t just doable; it’s doable while living the good life. Your kids are young only once—you don’t have to miss out just because money is tight.

Bigger, Faster Leadership: Lessons from the Builders of the Panama Canal

Christian Living > Leadership
Author: Samuel Chand
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Bigger, Faster Leadership: Lessons from the Builders of the Panama Canal

Renowned leadership consultant, Samuel R. Chand details the account of the construction of the Panama Canal, and draws parallels between it and successful leadership methodology.

“More passion isn’t the answer, and bigger dreams aren’t always the solution. Every leader is asking two questions: How can we grow? How can we grow faster? The only way organizations can grow bigger and move faster is by accelerating the excellence of their systems and structures.”

An epiphany during a visit to the Panama Canal led Sam Chand—one of the country’s most respected voices on ministry and marketplace leadership—to bold new insights on the life cycles of business or church organizations.

Simply: The size and speed of an organization are controlled by its systems and structures.

Brief Encounters with Che Guevara: Stories

Short Stories > Single Authors
Author: Ben Fountain
Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99

Brief Encounters with Che Guevara: Stories

The well-intentioned protagonists of Brief Encounters with Che Guevara are caught — to both disastrous and hilarious effect — in the maelstrom of political and social upheaval surrounding them. In “Near-Extinct Birds of the Central Cordillera,” an ornithologist being held hostage in the Colombian rain forest finds that he respects his captors for their commitment to a cause, until he realizes that the Revolution looks a lot like big business. In “The Good Ones Are Already Taken,” the wife of a Special Forces officer battles a Haitian voodoo goddess with whom her husband is carrying on a not-entirely-spiritual relationship. And in “The Lion’s Mouth,” a disillusioned aid worker makes a Faustian bargain to become a diamond smuggler for the greater good.

Like Wolves on the Fold: The Defence of Rorke’s Drift

History > Military
Author: Mike Snook
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Like Wolves on the Fold: The Defence of Rorke’s Drift

Wednesday 22 January 1879 was one of the most dramatic days in the annals of military history. In the morning, a modern British army was swept aside by the onset of a seemingly unstoppable host at Isandlwana. Nearby, at a remote border outpost on the Buffalo River, a single company of the 24th Regiment and a few dozen recuperating hospital patients were passing another hot, monotonous day. News of the disaster across the river came like a bolt from the blue. Retreat was not an option. It seemed certain that the Rorke’s Drift detachment would share the terrible fate of their comrades.

Nobody Lives Forever

Mystery > Police Procedurals
Author: Edna Buchanan
Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99

Nobody Lives Forever

Nominated for the Edgar Award for Best First Novel

What do a menacing housewife, a kinky bad girl, a shy child, and a cold-blooded killer have in common? Veteran Miami homicide detective Rick Barrish sets out for the answer as he investigates a series of seemingly unrelated murders in his own neighborhood and hunts down an elusive killer in a case that will hit closer to home than he ever expected.

From the national bestselling author of The Corpse Had a Familiar Faceand the Britt Montero series, Nobody Lives Forever is “[a] hard-hitting police procedural . . . Murders calculated and unprovoked; drug busts; robberies; the tensions between cops and criminals, rich and poor; and matters of love and hate all play out in Miami’s mean, middle-class or manicured neighborhoods . . . 

Reagan at Reykjavik: Forty-Eight Hours That Ended the Cold War

History > Russia & Former Soviet Republics
Author: Ken Adelman
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Reagan at Reykjavik: Forty-Eight Hours That Ended the Cold War

The dramatic, first-hand account of the historic 1986 Reagan-Gorbachev summit in Iceland—the definitive weekend that was the key turning point in the Cold War—by President Reagan’s arms control director, Ken Adelman.

In October 1986, Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev met for a forty-eight-hour summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. Planned as a short, inconsequential gathering to outline future talks, the meeting quickly turned to major international issues, including the strategic defense initiative and the possibility of eliminating all nuclear weapons—negotiations that laid the groundwork for the most sweeping arms accord in history the following year.

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