Free Kindle books & bargains for Monday, October 12, 2015


What If It’s Love? (Bistro La Bohème Series Book 1)

Romance > Contemporary
Author: Alix Nichols

What If It's Love? (Bistro La Bohème Series Book 1)

Parisian waiter Rob Dumont needs cash to pay for his grad school tuition. When a respected businessman offers him a handsome reward to spy on a foreign heiress – Lena – he accepts, knowing she wouldn’t really get hurt.
What Rob doesn’t know is that Lena has the sweetest, loveliest smile he’s ever seen …

Cuts Like a Knife: A Novel (A Kristen Conner Mystery Book 1)

 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: M.K. Gilroy

Cuts Like a Knife: A Novel (A Kristen Conner Mystery Book 1)

Chicago has new resident, a heartless killer with a long and bloody history. When a successful young woman is found dead in her fashionable town home, a red flag goes up in Washington, D.C. The FBI knows an elusive “organized killer” is at work again. The problem is the Feds have only one tenuous lead to assist local police in the manhunt … a most unlikely place the killer likes to find his victims.

Kristen Conner is light as a feather but punches harder than most guys—growing up in a cop’s home, being a student of hand-to-hand combat, and not being able to shoot a handgun straight does that. Her life is built on faith and family: she coaches her 7-year-old niece’s soccer team, the Snowflakes, when she isn’t fighting with her partner, police department brass, and most of all, her glamorous TV news reporter sister—or looking for the man who is terrorizing the women of her city.

Alora: The Wander-Jewel (Alora Series Book 1)

 Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: Tamie Dearen

Alora: The Wander-Jewel (Alora Series Book 1)

Fifteen-year-old Alora has visions.

Only while in the shower. And only of one stranger: a handsome boy with long brown hair, intense green eyes, and the oddest clothes. A boy who vanishes whenever she opens her eyes.

And then one day, he doesn’t…

Alora’s safe world is soon turned upside-down as she’s thrust into another realm where her soulmate waits, magic abounds, and unfathomable evil seeks to claim her.

Carb Cycling for Women: The Breakthrough Diet for Rapid Fat Loss

 Diets > Weight Loss
Author: Megan Lacey

Carb Cycling for Women: The Breakthrough Diet for Rapid Fat Loss that Will Turbo-Charge Your Metabolism - Discover the Super Simple Methods for Blasting ... Cycling Diet for Rapid Fat Loss Book 1)

Attention All Women:
Are You Frustrated With Stubborn Body Fat and Restrictive Diets?
Discover How You Can Eat The Foods You Love and Still Burn Unwanted Body Fat by Using the Strange, Yet Extremely Effective Methods of Carb Cycling!

My name is Megan Lacey, and I want to show YOU how to you can use the unorthodox methods of carb cycling to finally lose your stubborn body fat and keep it off for good!
Discover how to get yourself that lean, tight body you’ve always wanted, while still eating the foods you love!

Mistaken (The Mistaken Series Book 1)

  Romance > New Adult
Author: Renna Peak

Mistaken (The Mistaken Series Book 1)

Jenna Davis has tortured herself over the death of her fiance. She’s moved to a new city to escape not only the memories, but the shadow of her father, the senator.

By meeting Brandon Richardson and succumbing to her desires, she takes a giant step forward in healing her grief-stricken heart. But Brandon has secrets that threaten to destroy her.

This is part one of a multi-part romantic suspense serial, and ends with a cliffhanger.

Dog Gone (Dev Haskell – Private Investigator Book 12)

 Mystery > Cozy > Animals
Author: Mike Faricy

Dog Gone (Dev Haskell - Private Investigator Book 12)

Private investigator Dev Haskell’s new lady friend Maddie comes with strings attached: the loosely-knotted tie of her short black silk kimono, and the leash to Morton, her handsome Golden Retriever.

It’s always a sexy mystery when Dev’s on duty, but this caper takes a turn toward buddy adventure when Dev agrees to pet-sit. On their first evening stroll, Dev and Morton are charmed to meet the lovely Princess Anatasia, a purebred Standard Poodle angling for Best In Show title in the Blessington Kennel Club competition the Super Bowl of regional dog competition. But when the princess’ owner gets in a tussle with a local gambling heavyweight, Dev steps in to help, and the prim and proper world of show dog competition is revealed to be, above all, a competition, plus a big attraction for professional gambling!

Leashed (Going to the Dogs Book 1)

 Romantic Comedy
Author: Zoe Dawson

Leashed (Going to the Dogs Book 1)

Jack has some ‘splainin’ to do!

That’s right! Callie Lassiter’s normally well-behaved Great Dane Jack has run off and done the wild thing with the neighbor’s dog. It must be puppy love! It’s doubly embarrassing since she’s a professional dog trainer. Of course, the neighbor would have to be hot, hot nightclub owner bad boy Owen McKay, just the kind of man Callie is determined to avoid.

Owen’s comfortable with his playboy status and the hype in the media. But the ground moves beneath his feet when he gets an eyeful of the girl next door. The Dog Whisperer never looked this good! How can he convince this wholesome honey that his player days are behind him? Maybe Jill, his Great Dane can help him with this dilemma now that she’s pregnant and Callie’s dog is to blame.

A Dog Named Slugger

 Biographies & Memoirs > Pets & Animal Care > Dogs
Author: Leigh Brill

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A Dog Named Slugger

For the first time in my life, I didn’t need to pretend, I didn’t need to be tough: I only needed to be honest. “I have cerebral palsy. I walk funny and my balance is bad. I fall a lot. My hands shake, too. That means I’m not so good at carrying things. And if I drop stuff, sometimes it’s hard to just bend down and get it.” I waited anxiously for the interviewer’s response. She smiled. “It sounds like a service dog could be great for you.”

So began Leigh Brill’s journey toward independence and confidence, all thanks to a trained companion dog named Slugger.

The struggling college student and the Labrador with a “a coat like sunshine” and a tail that never stopped wagging became an instant team. Together, they transformed a challenge into a triumph. Together, they inspired and educated everyone they met. Now, Leigh honors her friend with the story of their life, together.

Dance Upon the Air: Three Sisters Island Trilogy

 Romance > Paranormal
Author: Nora Roberts

Regularly $7.99, Today $1.99
Dance Upon the Air: Three Sisters Island Trilogy

When Nell Channing arrives on charming Three Sisters Island, she believes that she’s finally found refuge from her abusive husband—and from the terrifying life she fled so desperately eight months ago…But even in this quiet, peaceful place, Nell never feels entirely at ease. Careful to conceal her true identity, she takes a job as a cook at the local bookstore café—and begins to explore her feelings for the island sheriff, Zack Todd. But there is a part of herself she can never reveal to him—for she must continue to guard her secrets if she wants to keep the past at bay. One careless word, one misplaced confidence, and the new life she’s created so carefully could shatter completely.

Closer Than Blood

 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Gregg Olsen

Regularly $6.79, Today $1.99
Closer Than Blood

“Olsen will have you on the edge of your seat.” –Lee Child

The first time was easy. No one ever suspected the victim had been murdered. The crime long buried, the dark passions guiding the killer’s hand are still alive. But the need for revenge cannot be denied. Only one person can stop the killing. Only one person can identify the killer. Only one person knows the face of death–is as close as the face in the mirror. . .

Jane Eyre (Knickerbocker Classics)

 Literary Fiction > Classics
Author: Charlotte Bronte, Grace Moore, Grace Moore

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Jane Eyre (Knickerbocker Classics)

Jane Eyre is the heart-wrenching story of a young girl saddled with both a cruel aunt and a bitter upbringing at Lowood School. Her soul not broken from these encounters, she becomes governess to the children of the handsome Mr. Rochester, with whom she falls deeply in love, but the dark secrets of Rochester’s past and outside influence threaten to swallow their budding romance. Explore Charlotte Bronte’s world full of shocking secrets, captivating characters, and dark romance. Complete and unabridged, Jane Eyre is an essential collectible.

Challenger Deep

 Literature & Fiction > Social & Family Issues
Author: Neal Shusterman, Brendan Shusterman

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Challenger Deep

A captivating novel about mental illness that lingers long beyond the last page,Challenger Deep is a heartfelt tour de force by New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman.

Caden Bosch is on a ship that’s headed for the deepest point on Earth: Challenger Deep, the southern part of the Marianas Trench.
Caden Bosch is a brilliant high school student whose friends are starting to notice his odd behavior.
Caden Bosch is designated the ship’s artist in residence to document the journey with images.
Caden Bosch pretends to join the school track team but spends his days walking for miles, absorbed by the thoughts in his head.
Caden Bosch is split between his allegiance to the captain and the allure of mutiny.
Caden Bosch is torn.

Emotional Freedom: Liberate Yourself from Negative Emotions and Transform Your Life

 Counseling & Psychology > Mental Health > Emotions
Author: Judith Orloff

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Emotional Freedom: Liberate Yourself from Negative Emotions and Transform Your Life

Picture yourself trapped in a traffic jam feeling utterly calm. Imagine being unflappable and relaxed when your supervisor loses her temper. What if you were peaceful instead of anxious? What if your life were filled with nurturing relationships and a warm sense of belonging? This is what it feels like when you’ve achieved emotional freedom.

National bestselling author Dr. Judith Orloff invites you to take a remarkable journey, one that leads to happiness and serenity, and a place where you can gain mastery over the negativity that pervades daily life. No matter how stressed you currently feel, the time for positive change is now. You possess the ability to liberate yourself from depression, anger, and fear.

Synthesizing neuroscience, intuitive medicine, psychology, and subtle energy techniques, Dr. Orloff maps the elegant relationships between our minds, bodies, spirits, and environments.

Only Enchanting: A Survivors’ Club Novel (Survivor’s Club Book 5)

 Historical Romance > Regency
Author: Mary Balogh

Regularly $7.99, Today $3.99
Only Enchanting: A Survivors' Club Novel (Survivor's Club Book 5)

Six men and one woman, all wounded in the Napoleonic Wars, their friendship forged during their recovery at Penderris Hallin Cornwall.Now, in the fourth novel of the Survivors’ Club series, Flavian, Viscount Ponsonby, has left this refuge to find his own salvation—in the love of a most unsuspecting woman.…

Flavian, Viscount Ponsonby, was devastated by his fiancée’s desertion after his return home.  Now the woman who broke his heart is back—and everyone is eager to revive their engagement. Except Flavian, who, in a panic, runs straight into the arms of a most sensible yet enchanting young woman.

Agnes Keeping has never been in love—and never wishes to be. But then she meets the charismatic Flavian, and suddenly Agnes falls so foolishly and so deeply that she agrees to his impetuous proposal of marriage.

Not Planning On You: A Danvers Novel (Danvers series Book 2)

 Romance > Contemporary
Author: Sydney Landon

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Not Planning On You: A Danvers Novel (Danvers series Book 2)

Suzy Denton thought she had it all: a great job as an event planner for Danvers International and a committed relationship to her high school sweetheart….

But now her life has gone to hell in a handbasket. Not only did she discover her fiancé cheating, but a recent corporate merger is making her job very difficult—mostly due to Grayson Merimon, wealthy CEO. Gray is a man who goes after what he wants. And, after their first meeting, he wants Suzy.

Even though he looks like every fantasy she’s ever had, Suzy is wary of the powerful businessman. She likes her newfound independence, even if her best friend thinks it’s an excuse not to risk her heart again. Besides, she doesn’t think Gray could ever be interested in a relationship with someone like her. When he calls her bluff, Suzy agrees to one night together.

The Darwin Elevator: Dire Earth Cycle (Dire Earth Cycle Book 1)

 Science Fiction > Dystopian
Author: Jason M. Hough

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The Darwin Elevator: Dire Earth Cycle (The Dire Earth Cycle Book 1)

Jason M. Hough’s pulse-pounding debut combines the drama, swagger, and vivid characters of Joss Whedon’s Firefly with the talent of sci-fi author John Scalzi.

In the mid-23rd century, Darwin, Australia, stands as the last human city on Earth. The world has succumbed to an alien plague, with most of the population transformed into mindless, savage creatures. The planet’s refugees flock to Darwin, where a space elevator—created by the architects of this apocalypse, the Builders—emits a plague-suppressing aura.

Skyler Luiken has a rare immunity to the plague. Backed by an international crew of fellow “immunes,” he leads missions into the dangerous wasteland beyond the aura’s edge to find the resources Darwin needs to stave off collapse. But when the Elevator starts to malfunction, Skyler is tapped—along with the brilliant scientist, Dr. Tania Sharma—to solve the mystery of the failing alien technology and save the ragged remnants of humanity.

Claimed: A Club Sin Novel (Club Sin series Book 1)

 Contemporary Fiction > Romance
Author: Stacey Kennedy

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Claimed: A Club Sin Novel (Club Sin series Book 1)

Presley Flynn is ripe to experience her secret fantasies . . . and Dmitri Pratt wants nothing more than to fulfill them. Once inside the elite Club Sin in Las Vegas, Presley is nervous but excited–and determined to surrender to her every desire. Dmitri is her Master, and his touch is like fire. With each careful, calculated caress, he unleashes her wildest inhibitions, giving her unimagined pleasure.
Presley is different than the other submissives Dmitri has mastered. The BDSM lifestyle is new to her, and so are the games they play at Club Sin. From the start, Presley stirs emotions in Dmitri far beyond the raw purity between a dom and the perfect sub. For the ecstasy they share goes beyond the dungeon, igniting a passion that claims the very depths of the heart.

MacKenzie Fire: A Sequel to Shine Not Burn

 Women’s Fiction > Humor
Author: Elle Casey

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MacKenzie Fire: A Sequel to Shine Not Burn

Still bitter about his failed engagement and life on the family ranch, Ian MacKenzie has been cranky for nearly three years. His brother Mack’s married bliss hasn’t helped, and now his pregnant sister-in-law’s airhead best friend is coming for a visit.

Candice arrives to help with the new baby, even though it means swapping her Louboutins for snow boots and her flat irons for flannel. She’s far from prepared for the freezing cold and she certainly wasn’t expecting the sizzling heat of her attraction to a certain green-eyed cowboy. Ian may be rude and infuriating, but he looks sinfully good in those jeans of his.

The two clash at every turn, but there’s one thing they can both agree on—if they do give in to their undeniable chemistry, then it’s just a fling…because he’s a country boy and she’s a city girl, and their zip codes are on opposite sides of the map.


 Science Fiction > Time Travel
Author: Connie Willis

Regularly $7.99, Today $1.99

Pop culture, chaos theory and matters of the heart collide in this unique novella from the Hugo and Nebula winning author of Doomsday Book.

Sandra Foster studies fads and their meanings for the HiTek corporation. Bennet O’Reilly works with monkey group behavior and chaos theory for the same company.

When the two are thrust together due to a misdelivered package and a run of seemingly bad luck, they find a joint project in a flock of sheep. But a series of setbacks and disappointments arise before they are able to find answers to their questions.

No Limit (Armed & Dangerous standalone Book 1)

 Romantic Suspense
Author: L.P. Dover, Mae I Design, Crimson Tide Editorial

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No Limit (Armed & Dangerous standalone Book 1)

Murder. Lies. Betrayal.

I deal with those things every day. My name is Jason Avery, one of the best undercover agents in the country. I have yet to fail on a mission, which is why I’ve been sent to Vegas. Countless women have been abducted, tortured, only to show up dead in the middle of the night. It’s my job to find out which sick f*** is responsible. Unfortunately, every lead sends me to a dead end; at least, until Aylee McFadden shows up at my door.

Aylee is a stubborn, headstrong FBI agent and also one of the sexiest women I’ve ever seen with a gun. In joining me, it gives us the leverage we need to get on the inside. She fights me at every turn, but soon realizes there’s more to me than tattoos and a dirty mouth. I can’t get enough of her.

The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove

 Fiction > Coming of Age
Author: Susan Gregg Gilmore

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The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove

Nobody in Nashville has a bigger name to live up to than Bezellia Grove.  As a Grove, she belongs to one of city’s most prominent families and is expected to embrace her position in high society.  That means speaking fluent French, dancing at cotillions with boys from other important families, and mastering the art of the perfect smile.

Also looming large is her given name Bezellia, which has been passed down for generations to the first daughter born to the eldest Grove.  The others in the long line of Bezellias shortened the ancestral name to Bee, Zee or Zell.  But Bezellia refuses all nicknames and dreams that one day she, too, will be remembered for her original namesake’s courage and passion.

Though she leads a life of privilege, being a Grove is far from easy.

Rose in a Storm: A Novel

 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Jon Katz

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Rose in a Storm: A Novel

Rose is determined and focused, keeping the sheep out of danger and protecting the other creatures on the farm she calls home. But of all those she’s looked after since coming to the farm as a puppy, it is Sam, the farmer, whom she watches most carefully.

Awoken one cold midwinter night during lambing season, Rose and Sam struggle into the snowy dark to do their work. The ever observant Rose has seen a change in her master of late, ever since Sam’s wife disappeared one day. She senses something else in the air as well: A storm is coming, but not like any of the ones she’s seen over the years. And when an epic blizzard hits the region, it will take all of Rose’s resolve, resourcefulness, and courage to help Sam save the farm and the creatures who live there.

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