Free Kindle books & bargains for Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Art of Disposal

 Travel Writing
Author: John Prindle
FREE

The Art of Disposal

Nice-guy Ronnie Lynch lands the best job of his life: murder for hire. But the Corporation is shaking things up for his low-level criminal crew, and Ronnie’s boss, Eddie Sesto, is in trouble. Take a ride through the underworld with a cast of unforgettable characters, and find out if there ever can be honor among thieves and killers.

Heavy-hitting action, hard-boiled 1960s pulp-fiction sensibility, and dazzling prose… The Art of Disposal is the most original crime novel in years; a perfect blend of action, introspection, and dark humor; a literary mafia thriller; a meditation on the nature of life and death. Don’t miss it!

Command Me (Royals Saga, Book 1)

 Erotica > Romantic
Author: Geneva Lee
FREE

Command Me (Royals Saga, Book 1)

When he kissed me, I was shocked. He was a stranger and still so familiar. It wasn’t until I woke up to my picture splashed on the cover of tabloids that I realized I knew who he was.

Prince Alexander of Cambridge.

Royal bad boy.

Exiled heir to the throne.

He isn’t Prince Charming. He’s controlling. He’s demanding. He’s dangerous. And I can’t say no to him.

Special Offers (The Coursodon Dimension Book 1)

 Romantic Comedy
Author: M.L. Ryan
FREE

Special Offers (The Coursodon Dimension Book 1)

Is it still a bargain when your discounted eBook reader comes pre-loaded with a being from a parallel dimension?

Hailey Parrish’s Kindle included more than a lower price in exchange for a few ads, it shipped with Sebastian Kess, an arrogant enforcer with magical abilities. When he inhabits her body, Hailey finally has a man inside her, just not in the way she imagined. Her predicament soon leads her to yet another supernatural, the handsome, could-be-the-man-of-her-dreams Alex Sunderland. Alex and Hailey must find a way to return Sebastian to his own body and stay one-step ahead of the criminals who want to keep him where he is.

Chasing Eva (In Light of Shadows Series Book 1)

 Romance > Contemporary
Author: Camellia Hart
FREE

Chasing Eva (In Light of Shadows Series Book 1)

After living through her share of disloyal relationships, Evangeline Avery will be damned if she lets another man cheat her. A beautiful and confident woman, Eva is the owner of an interior design firm at the brink of collapse. She swears to bring her company back to its past glory, even if it involves sweet talking the one man who caused this turmoil in the first place – Clive Stanton.
Notorious playboy Clive Stanton is a powerful businessman and a formidable enemy of many. He doesn’t do love, or at least not until he meets her again, fifteen years after he saw her last. Eva, his crush from teenage years, the one that got away, is back in his world and he is determined to do anything to make her his.

Love Gone to the Dogs (Second Chances, Book 1)

 Romantic Comedy
Author: Margaret Daley
FREE

Love Gone to the Dogs (Second Chances, Book 1)

Single mom, Leah Taylor, has her hands full with a grandfather, an inventor, who lives a bit risky when it comes to his job and two sons, one a rambunctious genius. But it is her free spirited beagle who gets her into trouble with her new neighbor, Dr. Shane O’Grady, when her dog makes a move on his champion bichon that he wants to breed.

Leah and Shane clash over their dogs that clearly like each other. Leah is determined to ignore her neighbor, but when her youngest son who tries to defy gravity and fly ends up hurt, it is her neighbor, the doctor, who takes care of her son. Can Leah and Shane find love or has love gone to the dogs?

Death’s Servant: Volume 1 (Before the V V Inn)

 Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
Author: C.J. Ellisson, Tina Winograd
FREE

Death's Servant: Volume 1 (Before the V V Inn)

Jonathan Winchester has clashed with his alpha one too many times. After another argument he leaves the Manitoba pack, his only home since the werewolf attack that changed his life. He returns to his home state of Virginia to start a new life free of pack politics. Jon finds work and meets a young waitress, Raine, who appears to be a lone werewolf, too.

All too soon, Jon’s embroiled in more intrigue than he bargained for and a danger bigger than he can handle. He’s running scared until his own alpha tendencies surface, making him unable to leave the pretty werewolf’s problems behind. The young man is desperate to save Raine—even if his efforts may lead him straight to death.

Memory Man (Amos Decker series)

  International Mystery & Crime
Author: David Baldacci
Regularly $9.99, Today $3.99

Memory Man (Amos Decker series)

Amos Decker’s life changed forever–twice.
The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to go pro. But his career ended before it had a chance to begin. On his very first play, a violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked him off the field for good, and left him with an improbable side effect–he can never forget anything.

The second time was at home nearly two decades later. Now a police detective, Decker returned from a stakeout one evening and entered a nightmare–his wife, young daughter, and brother-in-law had been murdered.

His family destroyed, their killer’s identity as mysterious as the motive behind the crime, and unable to forget a single detail from that horrible night, Decker finds his world collapsing around him.

Brothers and Bones

  Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: James Hankins
Regularly $3.99, Today $0.99

Brothers and Bones

Charlie Beckham is a rising star among federal prosecutors until, on the morning of the most important court day of his career, a deranged homeless man turns Charlie’s life upside down with a single word. He calls Charlie by a secret nickname known by only one other person in the world—Charlie’s brother Jake, who went missing thirteen years ago. Could the homeless man have information about Jake’s whereabouts after all these years? Is it possible that the long-haired, bearded vagrant actually is Jake? Charlie has a hundred questions but the homeless man disappears before Charlie can ask a single one.

Uprooted

 Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
Author: Naomi Novik
Regularly $11.99, Today $2.99

Uprooted

Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life.

Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood.

The next choosing is fast approaching, and Agnieszka is afraid. She knows—everyone knows—that the Dragon will take Kasia: beautiful, graceful, brave Kasia, all the things Agnieszka isn’t, and her dearest friend in the world. And there is no way to save her.

SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance

 Business & Money > Economics
Author: Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
Regularly $11.49, Today $1.99

SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance

The New York Times best-selling Freakonomics was a worldwide sensation, selling over four million copies in thirty-five languages and changing the way we look at the world. Now, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner return with SuperFreakonomics, and fans and newcomers alike will find that the freakquel is even bolder, funnier, and more surprising than the first.

Four years in the making, SuperFreakonomics asks not only the tough questions, but the unexpected ones: What’s more dangerous, driving drunk or walking drunk? Why is chemotherapy prescribed so often if it’s so ineffective? Can a sex change boost your salary?

Water from My Heart: A Novel

 Romance > Contemporary
Author: Charles Martin
Regularly $9.99, Today $.99

Water from My Heart: A Novel

Charlie Finn had to grow up fast, living alone by age sixteen. Highly intelligent, he earned a life-changing scholarship to Harvard, where he learned how to survive and thrive on the outskirts of privileged society. That skill served him well in the cutthroat business world, as it does in more lucrative but dangerous ventures he now operates off the coast of Miami. Charlie tries to separate relationships from work. But when his choices produce devastating consequences, he sets out to right wrongs, traveling to Central America where he will meet those who have paid for his actions, including a woman and her young daughter. Will their fated encounter present Charlie with a way to seek the redemption he thought was impossible–and free his heart to love one woman as he never knew he could?

The Library at Mount Char

 Horror > Dark Fantasy
Author: Scott Hawkins
Regularly $9.99, Today $2.99

The Library at Mount Char
Carolyn’s not so different from the other people around her. She likes guacamole and cigarettes and steak. She knows how to use a phone. Clothes are a bit tricky, but everyone says nice things about her outfit with the Christmas sweater over the gold bicycle shorts.

After all, she was a normal American herself once.

That was a long time ago, of course. Before her parents died. Before she and the others were taken in by the man they called Father.

In the years since then, Carolyn hasn’t had a chance to get out much. Instead, she and her adopted siblings have been raised according to Father’s ancient customs.

Soul Survivor: The Reincarnation of a World War II Fighter Pilot

  New Age > Reincarnation
Author: Andrea Leininger, Bruce Leininger, Carol Bowman, Ken Grossc
Regularly $9.99, Today $2.99

Soul Survivor: The Reincarnation of a World War II Fighter Pilot

This is the story of James Leininger, who– a little more than two weeks after his second birthday– began having blood-curdling nightmares that just would not stop. When James began screaming out recurring phrases like, “Plane on fire! Little man can’t get out!” the Leiningers finally admitted that they truly had to take notice.

When details of planes and war tragedies no two-year-old boy could know continued– even in stark daylight– Bruce and Andrea Leininger began to realize that this was an incredible situation. SOUL SURVIVOR is the story of how the Leiningers pieced together what their son was communicating and eventually discovered that he was reliving the past life of World War II fighter pilot James Huston.

I Am Not A Serial Killer (John Cleaver Book 1)

 Thrillers & Suspense > Supernatural
Author: Dan Wells
Regularly $8.49, Today $2.99

I Am Not A Serial Killer (John Cleaver Book 1)

John Wayne Cleaver is dangerous, and he knows it.

He’s spent his life doing his best not to live up to his potential.

He’s obsessed with serial killers, but really doesn’t want to become one. So for his own sake, and the safety of those around him, he lives by rigid rules he’s written for himself, practicing normal life as if it were a private religion that could save him from damnation.

Dead bodies are normal to John. He likes them, actually. They don’t demand or expect the empathy he’s unable to offer. Perhaps that’s what gives him the objectivity to recognize that there’s something different about the body the police have just found behind the Wash-n-Dry Laundromat—and to appreciate what that difference means.

Goodnight Tweetheart

 Romance > Contemporary
Author: Teresa Medeiros
Regularly $7.99, Today $1.99

Goodnight Tweetheart

Can two strangers who meet (and tweet) by chance find a love strong enough to last a lifetime? That’s the question former literary sensation Abby Donovan is forced to explore when she meets Mark Baynard on Twitter. Mark, an English professor traveling the world, shatters Abby’s writer’s block one witty tweet at a time. Just as she begins to write and live again, she discovers Mark is hiding a secret that could change both of their lives forever. In the tradition of Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail, two lonely people discover it doesn’t take 140 characters to find your soul mate, just three little words.

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