Free Kindle books & bargains for Thursday, February 11, 2016

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The Woman In White (Illustrated)

 Romance > Mystery & Suspense
Author: Wilkie Collins, John McLenan

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The Woman In White (Illustrated)

Wilkie Collins’ fifth published novel, The Woman in White caused unprecedented excitement when it appeared in 1859 and has not lost its capacity to thrill. It is arguably the author’s masterpiece and is widely regarded to be among the first mystery novels, as well as one of the first (and finest) in the genre of “sensation novels.”

Collins invented the “cliff-hanger”, and given the 40 or so of them that strategically punctuate his novel, it’s not difficult to see why this Victorian mystery continues to enthrall us. The book famously opens with Walter Hartright’s eerie encounter on a moonlit London road with a mysterious woman dressed head to toe in white. She is in a state of confusion and distress, and when Hartright helps her find her way back to London she warns him against an unnamed “man of rank and title.” Hartright soon learns that she may have escaped from an asylum and finds to his amazement that her story may be connected to that of the woman he secretly loves.

A tale of love, marriage, betrayal and mistrust, the gripping story is unraveled through diaries, first-hand accounts, and different points of view.

Spiralizer Cookbook: Top 98 Veggie Friendly Spiralizer Recipes-From

  Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Vegetables & Vegetarian
Author: David Richards

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Spiralizer Cookbook: Top 98 Veggie Friendly Spiralizer Recipes-From Sweet Potato Fries And Zucchini Ribbons To Carrot Rice And Beet Noodles

There are 98 recipes in this book that will teach us how to make nutrient-dense meals with the aid of a spiralizer, a kitchen device that is easy to use and worth adding into your kitchen. Countless hours of slicing, dicing or chopping your veggies become a thing of the past: just mount your desired blade and ingredient in a spiralizer, turn the handle clockwise, and voila! Your vegetables turn into crisp cuts and strands that are ready to be mixed into soups, salads, pasta dishes and breakfast meals.

Moreover, this book contains basic know-how about the spiralizing process such as a step-by-step guide on using a spiralizer, a list of spiralizer-friendly vegetables and the health benefits we can expect to see in ourselves once we incorporate a healthier and paleo-friendly diet.

This Side of Eden: A Love Story

 Romance > Contemporary
Author: Derrick St. James

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This Side of Eden: A Love Story

A small plane crashes in the icy waters of a lake set in the heart of Alaska.

A father and his two-year-old daughter are stranded alone in the wilderness with no food, no supplies, and no hope of rescue.

This is their story…

Fifty Dates with Captain Cavedweller: The Humor-Filled Diary of a Romance Smitten Wife

 Humor > Parenting & Families
Author: Shanna Hatfield

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Fifty Dates with Captain Cavedweller: The Humor-Filled Diary of a Romance Smitten Wife

Share the adventure of one couple’s efforts at reigniting their relationship in this G-rated journey through fifty dates.

Waking up one day to discover they’d gone from perpetual honeymooners to a boring, predictable couple, USA Today Bestselling author Shanna Hatfield and her beloved husband, Captain Cavedweller, set out on a yearlong adventure to add a little zing to their marriage.

This journal provides an insightful, humorous look at the effort they made to infuse their marriage with laughter, love, and gratitude while reconnecting on a new, heartfelt level.

The Officer and the Bostoner (Historical Western Romance) (Fort Gibson Officers Series Book 1)

 Romantic Comedy
Author: Rose Gordon

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The Officer and the Bostoner (Historical Western Romance) (Fort Gibson Officers Series Book 1)

Fort Gibson, Indian Territory 1845…

Allison Pierson is a well-to-do young lady traveling by stagecoach from her home in Boston to meet her intended in Santa Fe, but instead finds herself stranded in a military fort in the middle of Indian Territory when her stagecoach leaves without her.

Given the choice to either temporarily marry an officer until her intended can come rescue her or take her chances with the Indians, she marries the glib Captain Wes Tucker, who unbeknownst to her, grew up in a wealthy Charleston family and despises everything she represents.

But when it’s time for her beau to reclaim her and for Allison and Wes to annul their marriage, will she want to go with him, and more importantly, will Wes let her?

Not Without You (Silver Creek Book 1)

 Romance > Westerns
Author: Dianne Venetta

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Not Without You (Silver Creek Book 1)

Grad student, Lisa Richardson, scours the high country in search of her beloved boreal toad. The amphibian is in danger of extinction, a fate she is determined to change. Single-minded in her focus, Lisa doesn’t realize that she’s being followed by a madman.

Enter McIntyre Walsh. Ex-marine with a heart of gold, this man lives and breathes duty. Protection. Content with his self-exile on a mountaintop, he inadvertently witnesses a female hiker in danger, a situation he cannot ignore yet is unable to rectify. When their paths cross, each refuses to budge from their avowed goals and carries on, despite the other.

It isn’t until a killer ramps up his game that both are forced to relent. Battling the rugged terrain of the Rocky Mountains and an undeniable attraction between them, Lisa and Walsh must work together against the odds if they intend to get off the mountain alive.

Buried (Twisted Cedars Mysteries Book 1)

 Mystery > Cozy
Author: C. J. Carmichael

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Buried (Twisted Cedars Mysteries Book 1)

Justice is overdue in the coastal town of Twisted Cedars where two unsolved mysteries lay buried in the past.

Over thirty years ago a series of murders targeting Oregon librarians was never solved. Now someone with inside knowledge is feeding clues to true crime writer Dougal Lachlan, promising him the best story of his career. Pursuing the leads means returning to Twisted Cedars, where his sister Jamie is about to marry a man he deeply dislikes.

Local Twisted Cedars librarian Charlotte Hammond prefers her mysteries—and her romances—between the covers of a good book, especially since the disappearance of her older sister, Daisy, eight years ago. But then the dark and tortured soul who is Dougal Lachlan walks into the Twisted Cedars Library asking for her help.

The Bargain (Regency series Book 1)

 Historical Romance > Regency
Author: Mary J. Putney

Regularly $6.99, Today $1.99
The Bargain (Regency series Book 1)

Mismatched lovers and unexpected attraction catch fire in this timeless novel by theNew York Times bestselling author and legend in historical romance Mary Jo Putney. . .

Forced to wed to keep her inheritance, independent Lady Jocelyn Kendal finds an outrageous solution: she proposes marriage to Major David Lancaster, an officer dying from his Waterloo wounds. In return for making her his wife, she will provide for his governess sister. But after the bargain is struck and the marriage is made, the major makes a shocking, miraculous recovery. Though they agree to an annulment, such matters take time. . .time enough for David to realize he is irrevocably in love with his wife.

March: Book One (March Trilogy 1)

 Biographies & Memoirs > Ethnic & National
Author: John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell

Regularly $7.99, Today $3.99
March: Book One (March Trilogy 1)

Before he became a respected Congressman, John Lewis was clubbed, gassed, arrested over 40 times, and nearly killed by angry mobs and state police, all while nonviolently protesting racial discrimination. He marched side-by-side with Martin Luther King as the youngest leader of the Civil Rights Movement that would change a nation forever.

Now, experience John Lewis’ incredible story first-hand, brought to life in a stunning graphic novel trilogy. With co-writer Andrew Aydin and Eisner Award-winning artist Nate Powell, John Lewis’ MARCH tells the story of how a poor sharecropper’s son helped transform America, from a segregated schoolhouse to the 1963 March on Washington and beyond.

True Hollywood Noir: Filmland Mysteries and Murders

Biographies & Memoirs > True Crime

Author: Dina Di Mambro

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True Hollywood Noir: Filmland Mysteries and Murders

From 1922 until 2001, explore some of the most fascinating scandals, mysteries and murders in Filmland history—true Hollywood noir lived by the players behind the scenes. Each chapter dissects the various theories in each case, but it is up to you to make up your own mind. From the West Coast mob and city corruption intertwining with Hollywood mysteries on and off the screen, to the plots of noir films pulled from actual happenings in the underworld, get the stories behind the stories, the darker images playing out in living color behind the silver screen.

The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942

 Biographies & Memoirs > Presidents & Heads of State
Author: Nigel Hamilton

Regularly $9.99, Today $2.99
The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942

A dramatic, eye-opening account of how FDR took personal charge of the military direction of World War II.

Based on years of archival research and interviews with the last surviving Roosevelt aides and family members, The Mantle of Command offers a radical new perspective on Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s masterful — and underappreciated — leadership of the Allied war effort. After the disaster of Pearl Harbor, we see Roosevelt devising a global strategy that will defeat Hitler and the Japanese, rescue Churchill and the British people, and quell a near insurrection of his own American generals and War Department. All the while, Hamilton’s account drives toward Operation Torch — the invasion of French Northwest Africa — and the outcome of the war hangs in the balance. The Mantle of Command is an intimate, sweeping look at a great President in history’s greatest conflict.

By Way of Autumn

 Science Fiction > Post-Apocalyptic
Author: Jacqueline Druga

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By Way of Autumn

Returning home from her weekly visit with her incarcerated stepdaughter, Tess Lordes pulls over the family car on the mountain highway ten miles outside of her small town of Falcon’s Way, California. It is a brief, unscheduled stop that saves their lives.

Cars lose control and crash around Tess and her two children just before a blinding light envelopes the entire sky. No sound of an explosion. No blast waves. In an eerie silence the western sky is transformed into an inferno. The unexplained phenomenon extinguishes all power and disables communication.

Although unscathed, it doesn’t take long for things to fall apart in Falcon’s Way. Law and order in the quaint town quickly evolve into chaos and violence.

Every Which Way (Sloan Brothers Series Book 1)

 Romance > Contemporary
Author: Calia Read

Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99
Every Which Way (Sloan Brothers Series Book 1)

SEVERINE

I made a pact with my best friend that when we went to college neither one of us would fall in love. We were going to enjoy ourselves and this new adventure. She didn’t keep her side of the pact, but I was determined to.

Then I met Macsen Sloan.

He was quiet and kept to himself. He was nothing like his cocky, basketball star brother, Thayer.

MACSEN

Severine Blake was like every beautiful girl — she crooked her finger, expecting every guy within a mile to come crawling. Not only that, but she was sarcastic, opinionated and sometimes a complete bitch.

The Trouble with Flirting (The Trouble Series Book 2)

 Romance > Contemporary
Author: Rachel Morgan

Regularly $3.99, Today $0.99
The Trouble with Flirting (The Trouble Series Book 2)

Swoon-worthy guys, comical moments, witty dialogue, and hot kisses from Amazon bestselling author, Rachel Morgan …

Labelled a nerd for most of high school, Livi sees her first year of university as a chance to redefine herself. She can finally enter the popular crowd and maybe even land herself a super hot boyfriend. But Livi’s about to discover that the in-crowd isn’t what she’s always believed it to be, and that maybe what—and who—she wants most has always been right in front of her.

Unlikely Loves: 43 Heartwarming True Stories from the Animal Kingdom

 Biological Sciences > Animals
Author: Jennifer S. Holland

Regularly $9.99, Today $2.99
Unlikely Loves: 43 Heartwarming True Stories from the Animal Kingdom

Unlikely Friendships is the phenomenal New York Times bestseller that’s spent 44 weeks on the list and has 615,000 copies in print. It’s struck a chord with media, from CBS This Morning to USA Today, and Temple Grandin has praised it as “amazing. It shows the power of friendship.” Now its author, Jennifer Holland, who writes about animal relationships with insight, compassion, and a fine narrative touch, explores animal attachments that, in human terms, can only be called love.

Packed with beautiful, breathtaking full-color photographs, Unlikely Loves is a celebration of love between species. Here are stories of parental love, like the Dalmatian who mothers a newborn lamb—a lamb that just happens to be white with black spots! Stories of playful love, including the fox and the hound who become inseparable.

Emma vs. the Tech Guy

 Romantic Comedy
Author: Lia Fairchild

Regularly $3.99, Today $0.99
Emma vs. the Tech Guy

If you think you know me, you’re dead wrong. Yes, I’m driven and calculating and my colleagues see me as a cold, workaholic who has stopped at nothing to create the top fashion magazine in Southern California. But working my ass off isn’t the only reason I got there. And those little indiscretions used to be content hiding in the back of the closet.

Then Guy Walker enters my office. Sexy, sweet, and super popular, the new tech guy is taking our office by storm. Sure, I notice him. But I won’t risk him derailing every strategy I have in place. If he gets too close, he might discover my secrets, and that could ruin my career and turn my life upside down.

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