Free Kindle books & bargains for Sunday, April 23, 2017

Dare to Love

 Romance > Contemporary
Author: Carly Phillips
FREE

Dare to Love

She arouses his dominant and protective instincts
And he will do anything to possess her …
And does.

When billionaire Ian Dare gets one glimpse of the sensual and irresistible Riley Taylor, he knows that he must have her. But any future he might have with Riley means he’ll have to confront his past–a past he’d rather forget. And that’s something this NFL team owner won’t dare to do–not even for love.
*Same book – new cover!

The Patriot Paradox (The Reluctant Hero Book 1)

 International Mystery & Crime
Author: William Esmont
FREE

The Patriot Paradox (The Reluctant Hero Book 1)

Ex-CIA analyst Kurt Vetter is no stranger to tragedy and loss. Swearing off any connections to a life he once lead, he retreats to South America–on a self-imposed exile. But when he receives a mysterious package of encrypted files from his dead brother, he’s drawn back into a dangerous world of treason and espionage–a world he swore he’d left behind for good.

It’s up to Kurt to uncover the message that his brother was desperate to convey–a message that could be the difference between life and death. When the files lead him across the world, he encounters Amanda Carter, an enigmatic woman linked directly to his brother, who just might have the information he needs to decipher what’s hidden inside the files.

A Game of Greed and Deception: A Mystery Drama

 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: John Mathews
FREE

A Game of Greed and Deception: A Mystery Drama

When the charming Tammy Worthington takes her wealthy husband and step-daughter on a holiday weekend in the Colorado mountains, she has purely sinister intentions. Her husband is killed in a tragic auto accident, just as she had planned…and now her pending fortune awaits her.

Or does it? With no body to be found in the wreckage, he just becomes a missing person, and Tammy is seemingly trapped inside the cabin with someone stalking her from outside. Could he possibly have known what she was up to and planned his revenge?

My Grape Village: (The Grape Series #4)

  Biographies & Memoirs
Author: Laura Bradbury
FREE

My Grape Village: (The Grape Series #4)

Five years after “My Grape Escape,” Laura and Franck are back in Burgundy to tackle their newest project, a derelict 16th century winemaker’s cottage located behind Franck’s family home. Not only is this a daunting rebuild from the ground up, Laura and Franck now have two preschoolers adjusting to the foreign customs of a French school.

Navigating the different rules for raising children and managing a family in a small French village prove every bit as challenging for Laura as learning to drive a stick shift through narrow streets, or arguing with the Architect of French Monuments over permissible paint colors (spoiler alert: any color as long as it’s gray). Come along on this evocative and honest journey where love, coupled with good French food and local wine, pave the way to la belle vie.

Rock Me: A Rockstar Romance

 Romantic Comedy
Author: Vivian Wood
FREE

Rock Me: A Rockstar Romance

A bad boy rockstar needs a fake girlfriend…
Not a girl to fall in love with him when the cameras fall away…

When I walked into the party that night, I was worried about my black minidress being too short… I never realized that I was going to meet him.

Rhys Grant, lead singer of Misery, one of hottest bands on the freaking planet.

Rhys isn’t just any tanned, muscular bad boy dripping with sex appeal. He’s so hot he’s practically adonis himself. … and the way he sings… he owns that stage.

And he’s interested in me.

Wanted (Wanted Series Book 1)

 Romance > Contemporary
Author: Kelly Elliott
FREE

Wanted (Wanted Series Book 1)

Verbally abused by her mother for years, 18-year-old Ellie Johnson always believed she would never be loved or wanted by anyone. She focused all of her attention on her grades and getting into the University of Texas to start a new life away from her mother.

The last thing Ellie expected was to fall in love with Gunner Mathews, a starting linebacker for the University of Texas football team and not to mention, her brother’s best friend.

Gunner only has two passions in life, football and his grandfather’s ranch, until he falls for his best friends little sister. He will stop at nothing to show Ellie how much he wants her, even if it means he has to move faster than she would like.

I Love You to Death

 Romance > Contemporary
Author: Natalie Ward
Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99

I Love You to Death

When Ash loses her boyfriend, she is consumed by grief, loneliness and an overwhelming sense of guilt for her role in not only his death, but the deaths of everyone she has ever loved. Refusing to let anyone in for fear of losing them too, she becomes withdrawn, spending her days reliving the nightmares from her past.

Until she meets Luke.

Initially scared by his intensity and interest in her, Ash tries to push him away. But as Luke slowly starts to chip away at the walls she’s built, Ash finds herself doing the one thing she swore she’d never do again — falling in love.

One Second After (A John Matherson Novel)

 Technothrillers
Author: William R. Forstchen, Newt Gingrich, William D. Sanders
Regularly $9.99, Today $2.99

One Second After (A John Matherson Novel)

New York Times best selling author William R. Forstchen now brings us a story which can be all too terrifyingly real…a story in which one man struggles to save his family and his small North Carolina town after America loses a war, in one second, a war that will send America back to the Dark Ages…A war based upon a weapon, an Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP). A weapon that may already be in the hands of our enemies.

Months before publication, One Second After has already been cited on the floor of Congress as a book all Americans should read, a book already being discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a truly realistic look at a weapon and its awesome power to destroy the entire United States, literally within one second. It is a weapon that the Wall Street Journal warns could shatter America.

One Year After: A John Matherson Novel

 Technothrillers
Author: William R. Forstchen
Regularly $9.99, Today $2.99

One Year After: A John Matherson Novel

The story begins one year after One Second After ends, two years since nuclear weapons were detonated above the United States and brought America to its knees. After months of suffering starvation, war, and countless deaths, the survivors of Black Mountain, North Carolina, are beginning to recover technology and supplies they had once taken for granted, like electricity, radio communications, and medications. When a “federal administrator” arrives in a nearby city, they dare to hope that a new national government is finally emerging.

That hope quickly diminishes when town administrator John Matherson learns that most of the young men and women in the community are to be drafted into the “Army of National Recovery” and sent to trouble spots hundreds of miles away. He and the people of Black Mountain protest vehemently. But “the New Regime” is already tyrannizing one nearby community.

The Bean Trees: A Novel

 Women’s Fiction > Domestic Life
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Regularly $5.99, Today $2.99

The Bean Trees: A Novel

The Bean Trees is bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver’s first novel, now widely regarded as a modern classic. It is the charming, engrossing tale of rural Kentucky native Taylor Greer, who only wants to get away from her roots and avoid getting pregnant. She succeeds, but inherits a 3-year-old native-American little girl named Turtle along the way, and together, from Oklahoma to Tucson, Arizona, half-Cherokee Taylor and her charge search for a new life in the West.

Written with humor and pathos, this highly praised novel focuses on love and friendship, abandonment and belonging as Taylor, out of money and seemingly out of options, settles in dusty Tucson and begins working at Jesus Is Lord Used Tires while trying to make a life for herself and Turtle.

A Secondhand Life (The Killer Thriller Series)

 Thrillers > Medical
Author: Pamela Crane
Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99

A Secondhand Life (The Killer Thriller Series)

A heart never forgets its last beat…

In a freak collision when she was twelve, Mia Germaine faced death and the loss of her father. A heart transplant from a young murder victim saved her life, but not without a price. Twenty years later, chilling nightmares about an unresolved homicide begin to plague Mia. Compelled by these lost memories, she forms a complicated connection to the victim—the girl killed the night of Mia’s accident—due to a scientific phenomenon called “organ memory.”

Now suffocating beneath the weight of avenging a dead girl and catching a serial killer on the loose dubbed the “Triangle Terror,” Mia must dodge her own demons while unimaginable truths torment her—along with a killer set on making her his next victim.

Hot Type

 Crime Fiction > Heist
Author: Joseph Flynn
Regularly $3.99, Today $0.99

Hot Type

Two men on the run …
Newspaperman Dan Cameron gets a cool old typewriter for his 40th birthday. It once belonged to Ben Hecht, who used it to write the movie “Notorious.” Dan uses it to write a best-seller. Then the Hecht estate says the typewriter was stolen and demands its return. As his lawyers fight in court, Dan and his wife, Erin, take off so he can get at least one more book out of the machine.
Bank robber Fetch McDonald is three weeks away from parole when his father brings bad news. Fetch’s ex-wife, Verene, who still holds title to his heart, is going to remarry – in two weeks. One week before Fetch’s release. With the help of his cousin, Lerome, Fetch breaks out.

Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife

 Biographies & Memoirs
Author: Francine Prose
Regularly $7.99, Today $0.99

Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife

In Anne Frank: The Book, the Life, the Afterlife, Francine Prose, author of Reading Like a Writer, deftly parses the artistry, ambition, and enduring influence of Anne Frank’s beloved classic, The Diary of a Young Girl. Approved by both the Anne Frank House Foundation in Amsterdam and the Anne Frank-Fonds in Basel, run by the Frank family, this work of literary criticism unravels the complex, fascinating story of the diary and effectively makes the case for it being a work of art from a precociously gifted writer.

“A definitive, deeply moving inquiry into the life of the young, imperiled artist, and a masterful exegesis of Diary of a Young Girl…Extraordinary testimony to the power of literature and compassion” –Booklist (starred review)

The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter

  Consumer Behavior
Author: David Sax
Regularly $17.99, Today $3.99

The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter

A funny thing happened on the way to the digital utopia. We’ve begun to fall back in love with the very analog goods and ideas the tech gurus insisted that we no longer needed. Businesses that once looked outdated, from film photography to brick-and-mortar retail, are now springing with new life. Notebooks, records, and stationery have become cool again. Behold the Revenge of Analog.David Sax has uncovered story after story of entrepreneurs, small business owners, and even big corporations who’ve found a market selling not apps or virtual solutions but real, tangible things. As e-books are supposedly remaking reading, independent bookstores have sprouted up across the country. As music allegedly migrates to the cloud, vinyl record sales have grown more than ten times over the past decade.

Christmas at Promise Lodge

 Christian Fiction > Romance
Author: Charlotte Hubbard
Regularly $6.99, Today $1.99

Christmas at Promise Lodge

As the year draws to a close, the brand-new colony of Promise Lodge is thriving, a welcoming community that offers three Amish sisters a fresh start. And as Christmas approaches, gifts big and small are given with love . . .

As Promise Lodge’s first wedding arrives, the evidence of a community building a foundation for the future is a cause for celebration. But the bishop’s narrow-minded wedding sermon doesn’t sit well with the Bender sisters, the town’s courageous founders, especially widowed Mattie Schwartz. She believes marriage and family aren’t the most important of God’s gifts—even if she suspects her tender feelings for Preacher Amos Troyer run deeper than simple friendship.

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