Free Kindle books & bargains for Thursday, June 30, 2016

Dying for Dinner Rolls (Chubby Chicks Book 1)

 Mystery > Cozy
Author: Lois Lavrisa

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Dying for Dinner Rolls (Cozy Mystery) Book #1 (Chubby Chicks Club Cozy Mystery Series)

She’s been held at gunpoint, stuck in a burning dumpster, chased out of a grocery store, caught impersonating a police officer and almost run over by a wayward vehicle. How is that for a first day on the job as an amateur sleuth? Along with her friend Annie Mae, Cat investigates the brick-paved, oak-lined streets of Savannah to find their friend’s murderer. To say the very least, it is not smooth sailing for these self appointed detectives. Will they catch the killer before the killer gets them? Or will their first case be their last?

Blue Steele – Bounty Hunter

 Mystery > Private Investigators
Author: Remington Kane

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Blue Steele - Bounty Hunter

When murder suspect Vincent Kane jumps bail, Blue decides to hunt him down for the ten thousand dollar bounty.

However, when Kane’s guilt comes into question, Blue keeps searching for the man, but not just for the money. She wants answers.

Who really killed Vincent Kane’s wife? Was it her lover, or is Kane far more devious then even the police suspect?

In the end, Blue discovers the truth and learns that the human heart holds many secrets.

Loving an Alien

 Self-Help > Relationships > Marriage
Author: Angela Nicoara, Mike Ormsby

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Loving an Alien

Vive la différence!

In 1995, when young Romanian journalist Angela Nicoara applied to the BBC School in Bucharest, it changed her life in ways she could never have imagined. Raised in the closed society of communist Romania and stung by a recent divorce, she doubted her chances for a better future. But then she met some British guy, in a gloomy corridor, and everything changed.

City of Angels (The Trials of Kit Shannon #1)

 Christian Fiction > Romance > Historical
Author: James Scott Bell, Tracie Peterson

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City of Angels (The Trials of Kit Shannon #1)

The courtrooms of 1903 Los Angeles are a man’s world––until Kit Shannon arrives

With shoulders squared and dreams set high, Kit Shannon arrives in Los Angeles feeling a special calling to the law. Yet under the care of her socialite aunt, Kit quickly comes to realize that few understand her burning desire to seek justice and practice a profession known only to men. When her aunt adamantly refuses to support her unconventional career aspirations, Kit questions whether she is truly following God’s will. And when her growing love for a man pledged to another threatens scandal, Kit knows her days might be numbered in Los Angeles.

A chance meeting with Earl Rogers, the city’s most prominent criminal lawyer, garners Kit an apprentice position.

Educating Esmé: Diary of a Teacher’s First Year

 Biographies & Memoirs > Educators
Author: Esmé Raji Codell, Katherine Paterson, Jim Trelease

Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
Educating Esmé: Diary of a Teacher's First Year, Expanded Edition

A must-read for parents, new teachers, and classroom veterans, Educating Esmé is the exuberant diary of Esmé Raji Codell’s first year teaching in a Chicago public school. Fresh-mouthed and free-spirited, the irrepressible Madame Esmé—as she prefers to be called—does the cha-cha during multiplication tables, roller-skates down the hallways, and puts on rousing performances with at-risk students in the library. Her diary opens a window into a real-life classroom from a teacher’s perspective. While battling bureaucrats, gang members, abusive parents, and her own insecurities, this gifted young woman reveals what it takes to be an exceptional teacher.

The Tiger in the Smoke (A Campion Mystery)

 Mystery > Cozy
Author: Margery Allingham

Regularly $3.99, Today $0.99
The Tiger in the Smoke (A Campion Mystery)

A fog is creeping through the weary streets of London – so too are whispers that the Tiger is back in town, undetected by the law, untroubled by morals. And the rumours are true: Jack Havoc, charismatic outlaw, knife-wielding killer and ingenious jail-breaker, is on the loose once again.

As Havoc stalks the smog-cloaked alleyways of the city, it falls to Albert Campion to hunt down the fugitive and put a stop to his rampage – before it’s too late…

The Tiger in the Smoke can rank with any of the great thrillers in English literature. It conveys an understanding of goodness and evil more assuredly than any of them. More than an outstanding mystery, Margery Allingham has created a major novel.

The Wicked Good Ketogenic Diet Cookbook: Easy, Keto Recipes for Any Budget

 Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Special Diet > Healthy
Author: Amanda C. Hughes

Regularly $6.99, Today $1.99
The Wicked Good Ketogenic Diet Cookbook: Easy, Whole Food Keto Recipes for Any Budget

The ketogenic diet is a proven weight-loss method that is well known following a low-carb diet, high-fat nutritional method. For Amanda C. Hughes, the chef behind the popular food blog WickedStuffed.com, “eating keto” isn’t a diet—it’s a way of life.

The ketogenic diet is an effective diet regime that is effective in producing healthy weight loss among its users, particularly those looking to lose up to 25 pounds or more. The ketogenic diet follows two simple principles: eat real food and stay in ketosis.

Chef Amanda C. Hughes skeptically began testing the ketogenic diet nearly a decade ago to address her own weight-loss and stress-management challenges. Hughes began seeing results immediately and lost nearly 100 pounds in the first few years. Her personal success inspired her to bring the ketogenic diet to others who could benefit.

Good Kings Bad Kings: A Novel

 Contemporary Fiction > Literary
Author: Susan Nussbaum

Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
Good Kings Bad Kings: A Novel

Bellwether Award winner Susan Nussbaum’s powerful novel invites us into the lives of a group of typical teenagers—alienated, funny, yearning for autonomy—except that they live in an institution for juveniles with disabilities. This unfamiliar, isolated landscape is much the same as the world outside: friendships are forged, trust is built, love affairs are kindled, and rules are broken. But those who call it home have little or no control over their fate. Good Kings Bad Kings challenges our definitions of what it means to be disabled in a story told with remarkable authenticity and in voices that resound with humor and spirit.

Leo

 Fiction > Coming of Age
Author: Mia Sheridan

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Leo

Evie and Leo met in foster care as children and formed a bond of friendship. As they grew, their bond turned to love, and they vowed to make a life together when they turned 18 and were no longer a part of the system.

When Leo unexpectedly gets adopted as a teen and moves to another city, he promises Evie that he will contact her as soon as he gets there and come back for her in a few short years. She never hears from him again.

Now eight years later, in spite of the odds, Evie has made a life for herself. She has a job. She has friends. She’s content. Then a man shows up out of the blue, claiming that her long lost love, Leo, sent him to check up on her.

Adam

 Christian Fiction > Mystery & Suspense
Author: Ted Dekker

Regularly $7.99, Today $1.99
Adam

It takes an obsessive mind to know one. And Daniel Clark knows the elusive killer he’s been stalking.

He’s devoted every waking minute as a profiler to find the serial killer known only as Eve. He’s pored over the crime scenes of sixteen young women who died mysterious deaths, all in underground basements or caverns. He’s delved into the killer’s head and puzzled over the twisted religious overtones of the killings.

What Daniel can’t possibly know is that he will be Eve’s next victim. He will be the killer’s first Adam. After sixteen hopeless months, the case takes a drastic turn on a very dark night when Daniel is shot and left for dead.

The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

 Literature & Fiction > African American
Author: Heidi W. Durrow

Regularly $8.99, Today $1.99
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I., becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy after a fateful morning on their Chicago rooftop.

Forced to move to a new city, with her strict African American grandmother as her guardian, Rachel is thrust for the first time into a mostly black community, where her light brown skin, blue eyes, and beauty bring a constant stream of attention her way. It’s there, as she grows up and tries to swallow her grief, that she comes to understand how the mystery and tragedy of her mother might be connected to her own uncertain identity.

You’ve Got Tail (Peculiar Mysteries Book 1)

 Mystery > Amateur Sleuths
Author: Renee George

Regularly $4.99, Today $2.99
You've Got Tail (Peculiar Mysteries Book 1)

Welcome to Peculiar, Missouri!

Sunny Haddock, an animal-loving vegetarian psychic, is stoked to leave California behind to start a new life in the Ozark town of Peculiar with her best friend Chavvah Trimmel. She ups the moving date when Chav goes missing, and Sunny high tails it to the small town. What Sunny doesn’t realize is that she’s moving into a community of were-shifters, and they don’t want a human resident. Especially one dumb enough to arrive a couple of days before the full moon–the only night of the month shifters have to take their pure animal forms.

Misfits

 Romance > LGBT > Gay Romance
Author: Garrett Leigh

Regularly $6.99, Today $2.99
Misfits

Restaurant owner Tom Fearnes has loved his partner Cass for as long as he can remember, but their work often keeps them apart. When he meets a striking young man named Jake on the vibrant streets of Camden Town, their heady first encounter takes an unexpected turn.

Jake Thompson can hardly believe his luck when he wakes up in Tom’s bed. Tom is gorgeous, kind, and . . . taken. Tom’s explanation of his open relationship leaves Jake cold, but Tom is too tempting, and when hard times force Jake to accept Tom’s helping hand, he finds himself between two men who’ve lost their way.

The Veritas Project: Hangman’s Curse

 Literature & Fiction > Religious
Author: Frank E. Peretti

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The Veritas Project: Hangman's Curse

The Veritas Project is their code name—but only a handful of people know teens Elijah and Elisha Springfield have been covertly commissioned by the President to investigate strange mysteries that delve into the paranormal and supernatural.

In Baker, Washington, three popular student athletes lie in an incoherent coma, with loss of muscle coordination, severe paranoia, and hallucinations. It’s whispered that they’re victims of Abel Frye—a curse that’s haunted the school since a student died there in the 1930s. Now the curse is spreading, and students are running scared. The Veritas Project must go undercover to find the truth . . . before it’s too late.

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