Free Kindle books & bargains for Sunday, May 20, 2018

Gone With The Ghost (Murder By Design Book 1)

 Mystery > Cozy
Author: Erin McCarthy
FREE

Gone With The Ghost (Murder By Design Book 1)

Bailey Burke has had a rough six months—it’s not easy thinking your romantic overtures toward your best friend caused him to kill himself. Except that’s exactly what happened. Ryan is very much dead, having shot himself with his own police-issued gun. Guilt and grief shouldn’t cause hallucinations though, but six months after Ryan went into the ground, Bailey is freaking out and swearing his ghost is standing in her kitchen. Which he is…

Ryan claims he didn’t commit suicide, but was murdered, and he needs Bailey to help him find his killer so he can earn his ticket out of purgatory. Ryan’s counting on a stairway to heaven, as opposed to wings, since that might be a little unmanly for a cop, even a dead one.

Freeing Her: A Hart Brothers Novel, Book One

 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: A.M. Hargrove
FREE

Freeing Her: A Hart Brothers Novel, Book One

This is the beginning of a story … the story of two people who were meant to be together. Why? Because unknown to them, they shared terrifying pasts and the cruel circumstances of their births doomed both of them to a life of hell.

Two strangers … one night … one accidental meeting that changed their lives forever.

Gabriella Martinelli, Manhattan psychiatrist had only one goal in life—to help abuse victims avoid the horrors she’d experienced herself. She worked late, volunteered, and donated her services to anyone who needed them. Life was good … until her nightmare resurfaced. Hefound her, and began stalking her, and she knew he wouldn’t stop until he destroyed every ragged piece of her.

Menu for Murder

 Mystery > Cozy
Author: L. A. Keller
FREE

Menu for Murder

If you love cozy mysteries, this is a must read. Reader reviews say, “This was a great book to lose yourself in…” and “It took me only a few pages to fall in love with Jayne…”. if you enjoy a dash of humor, a pinch of romance and a sprinkle of crazy characters this is a fun read.

A tete-a-tete with the wait staff wasn’t listed on the menu, but that never stopped Mayor Franklin McArthur from ordering ala carte. Jayne Stanford is just one of the many desserts he’s tried to sample. When he turns up dead, after a private party Jayne worked, all the evidence points to Jayne as the murderer. Her life begins to unravel faster than you can say “Order up”.

MAYA HOPE: A Medical Thriller (A Dr. Nicklaus Hart Novel Book 1)

  Romance > Mystery & Suspense
Author: Timothy Browne
FREE

MAYA HOPE: A Medical Thriller (A Dr. Nicklaus Hart Novel Book 1)

A doctor stumbling through life. A North Korean bioterrorist plot.
The two collide in an unforgettable tale.

Dr. Nicklaus Hart, a gifted trauma surgeon, searches for meaning in his life. His self-reliant spirit is broken with the death of his missionary best friend, found sacrificed at the base of a Maya Temple. Going to Guatemala to fill the shoes of his friend at the mission hospital, he discovers God’s redemption and peace in the smiles of the children he cares for. But his own life is in danger as he and his team stumble onto a deadly North Korean plot.

As Nick delves into the mystery of his friend’s death, he exposes the very cause of the extermination of the Maya race…a virus which is about to be released upon the entire world through a bioterrorist scheme of global proportions.

Tale Of The Music-Thief

 Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: Earl T. Roske
FREE

Tale Of The Music-Thief

Allegra’s life and career as an opera singer are up ended when music begins to disappear from music sheets and memories all across City-Along-The-Lake. When Allegra identifies the music thief, she pursues him with the help of an odd collection of fellows and a magical map. But, the map has boundaries. If Allegra can’t catch the music thief before he disappears off the edge of the map, then all the music will be lost forever.

Gladius and the Bartlett Trial (Gladius Adventure Series Book 1)

 Children’s eBooks > Science Fiction, Fantasy & Scary Stories
Author: J. A. Paul
FREE

Gladius and the Bartlett Trial (Gladius Adventure Series Book 1)

Run with Gladius on this epic adventure through the daunting pillars of Longwood Forest, past the beasts of lore and fancy, to the shadowy Hills of the Moon. Feel the creepy twinges of the nefarious tyrant Mulhurt pull and twist at Gladius’ instincts. Crave the raw emotions as a budding friendship blossoms into young love when Ellie captivates his heart. Embrace and experience heartache and humor, fear and courage, doubt and confidence. Come along — join Gladius on this tantalizing fantasy adventure sure to appease your inner soul!“J. A. Paul definitely knows how to craft an epic story-line, as well as fully developed characters and dialogue richly detailed in ‘story-teller’ fashion” — The Paperback Pursuer

Wallace Street: A hardscrabble neighborhood seeks revenge against a child predator

 Thriller & Suspense > Crime Fiction
Author: Tess Devlin
FREE

Wallace Street: A hardscrabble neighborhood seeks revenge against a child predator

A serial killer preys on young girls and the neighborhood is distressed and seeking justice or better yet revenge. Who will find the killer, the detectives, the mobsters, the beat cop or one of the distraught neighbors?

Tension grows as the bodies pile up. The neighborhood is boiling over with rage

Everyone in this hardscrabble neighborhood has secrets, but for some it’s the biggest secret – murder!

Sheltered

 Romance > Contemporary
Author: Alexa Riley
Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99

Sheltered

Blair Rosewood is preparing for her first day at her new job. She left her trailer park town to go to college and make something of herself. Now she’s in Charleston, South Carolina surrounded by people with money and she’s going to have to keep up. She hasn’t exactly ended up where she wanted, but she’s going to make the best of it.

But one night everything changes. Suddenly she’s taken from all that she knows and is being held captive by a man who is beyond obsessed with her. He’s created a paradise for her with no escape, and he won’t allow an inch of space between them.

Citizen Pain (Matchmaker Mysteries Book 2)

 Mystery > Cozy
Author: Elise Sax
Regularly $4.99, Today $0.99

Citizen Pain (Matchmaker Mysteries Book 2)

Since joining the family matchmaking business run by her eccentric and psychic Grandma Zelda, Gladie is always looking for love. But when an unbearable toothache knocks her out of commission and into the dentist’s chair, she prays only for relief. No such luck. Emerging from an anesthetic haze, Gladie awakes to find that not only is her tooth still throbbing, but her dentist is dead—and the lead suspect in the murder, office receptionist Belinda, just so happens to be Gladie’s first real client. Now it’s up to Gladie to find Belinda a man and keep her from being locked up behind bars.

This Thing Called You

 Philosophy > Consciousness & Thought
Author: Ernest Holmes
Regularly $11.99, Today $1.99

This Thing Called You

The beloved classic that has awakened generations to the power within.
One of Ernest Holmes’s cornerstone works, This Thing Called You is an intimate guide through which readers learn the important lesson of how they are an immutable part of the flow of life, and how they may fulfill the longing, within all of us, to live more fully.

The book details methods of meditation used for healing, improving mind and body, and reaching one’s divine self. Included are numerous inspirations, meditations, and prayers that individuals can apply to their lives, which reveal the unlimited potential of the spiritual psychology that Holmes founded.

Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker, Volume 1: Fundamentals and how to handle varying stack sizes

  Card Games > Poker
Author: Jonathan Little
Regularly $18.95, Today $8.95

Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker, Volume 1: Fundamentals and how to handle varying stack sizes

Tournament poker is a tough game to play, but the rewards for success can be huge. Even regular online tournaments offer substantial prizes running to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

If you want to win big at the tables, then you must buy this book.

In “Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker: Volume 1,” you will learn the fundamentals of play and how to handle varying stack sizes. You will learn:

The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth

 Military Science
Author: Mark Mazzetti
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99

The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth

The most momentous change in American warfare over the past decade has taken place away from the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq, in the corners of the world where large armies can’t go. The Way of the Knife is the untold story of that shadow war: a campaign that has blurred the lines between soldiers and spies and lowered the bar for waging war across the globe. America has pursued its enemies with killer drones and special operations troops; trained privateers for assassination missions and used them to set up clandestine spying networks; and relied on mercurial dictators, untrustworthy foreign intelligence services, and proxy armies.

This new approach to war has been embraced by Washington as a lower risk, lower cost alternative to the messy wars of occupation and has been championed as a clean and surgical way of conflict. But the knife has created enemies just as it has killed them.

Hearts at Seaside (Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers Book 3)

 Romance > Clean & Wholesome
Author: Addison Cole
Regularly $4.99, Today $1.99

Hearts at Seaside (Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers Book 3)

Jenna Ward is vivacious, spontaneous, and confident–except when she’s around the man who stole her heart years earlier, strikingly handsome, quiet, and reliable Pete Lacroux. After years of trying to get his attention and overwhelmed from dealing with her mother’s new cougar lifestyle, Jenna’s giving up on Peter–and is ready to explore other men.

As the eldest of five siblings, with an alcoholic father to care for, boat craftsman Pete Lacroux always does the right thing and has no time for a real relationship. He’s looking forward to seeing his friend Jenna, a welcome distraction who’s so sexy and painfully shy that she equally entertains and confuses him.

The Wild Inside: A Novel of Suspense (Glacier Mystery Series Book 1)

 Thrillers & Suspense > Crime
Author: Christine Carbo
Regularly $11.99, Today $1.99

The Wild Inside: A Novel of Suspense (Glacier Mystery Series Book 1)

A haunting crime novel set in Glacier National Park about a man who finds himself at odds with the dark heart of the wild—and the even darker heart of human nature.

It was a clear night in Glacier National Park. Fourteen-year-old Ted Systead and his father were camping beneath the rugged peaks and starlit skies when something unimaginable happened: a grizzly bear attacked Ted’s father and dragged him to his death.

Now, twenty years later, as Special Agent for the Department of the Interior, Ted gets called back to investigate a crime that mirrors the horror of that night. Except this time, the victim was tied to a tree before the mauling.

Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama

 Biographies & Memoirs
Author: Alison Bechdel
Regularly $5.99, Today $2.99

Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama

Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home was a pop culture and literary phenomenon. Now, a second thrilling tale of filial sleuthery, this time about her mother: voracious reader, music lover, passionate amateur actor. Also a woman, unhappily married to a closeted gay man, whose artistic aspirations simmered under the surface of Bechdel’s childhood . . . and who stopped touching or kissing her daughter good night, forever, when she was seven. Poignantly, hilariously, Bechdel embarks on a quest for answers concerning the mother-daughter gulf. It’s a richly layered search that leads readers from the fascinating life and work of the iconic twentieth-century psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott, to one explosively illuminating Dr. Seuss illustration, to Bechdel’s own (serially monogamous) adult love life.

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