Free Kindle books & bargains for Thursday, April 19, 2018

Curse the Day (Spellbound Paranormal Cozy Mystery Book 1)

Mystery > Cozy
Author: Annabel Chase
FREE

Curse the Day (Spellbound Paranormal Cozy Mystery Book 1)

Welcome to Spellbound, where paranormal is the new normal.

The only magic Emma Hart believes in is caffeine and the power of the dryer to lose one sock per load. A public interest lawyer buried under a mound of student debt, Emma’s whole life has been one turn of bad luck after another.

Her streak seems to continue when she gets lost on the way to see a client in the remote Pocono Mountains. A chance encounter with a suicidal angel lands her in Spellbound, a town where supernaturals have been cursed to remain for centuries–probably not the best time for Emma to discover that she’s actually a witch.

Between the recent murder of the town’s public defender, a goblin accused of theft, remedial witch classes, and the attention of one smoking hot vampire, Emma struggles to navigate this unfamiliar terrain without losing her mind…or her life.

Entwined Fates: Shades of Trust (TRUST Series Book 1)

Contemporary Fiction > British
Author: Cristiane Serruya
FREE

Entwined Fates: Shades of Trust (TRUST Series Book 1)

Ethan…
I have a traumatic past I don’t like to remember and though it kept knocking on my door, I built my walls and made a successful man of myself.
My present is a void, but I am a powerful steel tycoon who has it all, and that’s all they need to know.
An unpredictable snowstorm changes everything. She’s stranded in Heathrow airport and I give her a ride in my G650.
She’s all I ever wanted: a passionate, loving, beautiful woman. She gives me what I never had: love. She will be my forever.

Big Willy (Hollywood Dreams Book 1)

Contemporary Fiction > Women’s Fiction
Author: C.J. Thomas
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Big Willy (Hollywood Dreams Book 1)

It wasn’t just his fame that was large. He was cocky, and in more ways than one.

Every woman in America knew him by name. Bad-boy billionaire William Wade was not only a movie star, he was Hollywood royalty and held the crown for being LA’s sex-God. And I had it bad for him.

Except, he had a girlfriend and I was dating Little Richard. But with all the tabloids constantly writing about him, he was impossible to escape. There was only one thing in life I’d ever wanted, and I was determined now, more than ever, to make that Big Willy mine.

Doug and Carlie (Doug & Carlie Series Book 1)

Romantic Comedy > Inspirational
Author: Lisa Smartt
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Doug and Carlie (Doug & Carlie Series Book 1)

Carlie Ann Davidson only has $167.29 in the bank. She’s 10 years late on college and 37 lbs. over the ideal weight chart. When she’s not in her college classes, she’s stocking shelves at the Dollar General Store in Commerce, Georgia, and wondering why SO many people eat pork n beans. But Carlie has dreams, dreams of love and literary success. With the humorous and engaging backdrop of small town characters and culture, Carlie realizes she’s not a loser at all. Just a late bloomer. The good news? Sometimes there are rewards for late bloomers.

Superior Justice (Lake Superior Mysteries Book 1)

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Religious & Inspirational Fiction
Author: Tom Hilpert
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Superior Justice (Lake Superior Mysteries Book 1)

THE CONFESSION THAT COULD KILL HIM…

Jonah Borden is not your typical Lutheran pastor, and he takes pains to make sure everyone knows it. He’s a tough-guy, thinks-he’s-funny, rock-music-playing, gourmet-cooking, painfully-moderate-drinking, hard-boiled man of the cloth. He is even available for a bit of romance, under the right circumstances.

Doug Norstad, a member of Jonah Borden’s church, is arrested for a vigilante killing. Norstad shares his true alibi with Borden, under the privileged status of religious confession. Knowing now that the man is innocent, Borden must prove it somehow, without divulging his secret. Along the way he uncovers a twisted series of murders and cover ups.

The Two Blue Novels

Historical Fiction > Religious
Author: Diane Moody
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The Two Blue Novels

Now, together in one volume, the “Blue Books” from author Diane Moody: Blue Christmas and Blue Like Elvis. Two separate, stand-alone novels joined by a simple blue thread in this special collection. Available only on Kindle.

Blue Christmas

Working late on Christmas Eve, college senior Hannah Brooks is in the midst of a full-blown pity party. When a last-minute customer brimming with holiday spirit invites her to a candlelight service and a late-night family dinner, Hannah reluctantly accepts. She has no idea this kindhearted woman is the mother of Jason McKenzie – leader singer of Out of the Blue, the hottest band in the country – and Hannah’s childhood idol.

The Shepherd’s Calculus: A Political Suspense Thriller

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: C.S. Farrelly
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The Shepherd's Calculus: A Political Suspense Thriller

When journalist Peter Merrick is asked to write a eulogy for his mentor, Jesuit priest James Ingram, his biggest concern is doing right by the man.

But when his routine research reveals disturbing ties to cases of abuse and clues to a shadowy deal that trades justice for power, everything he believed about his friend is called into question.

With the US presidential election looming, incumbent Arthur Wyncott is quickly losing ground among religious voters.

Meanwhile, Owen Feeney, head of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, is facing nearly a billion dollars in payments to victims of sex abuse.

Superman: The Return of Superman (Superman: The Death of Superman)

Comics & Graphic Novels > Superheroes
Author: Dan Jurgens, Roger Stern, Louise Simonson, Karl Kesel, Gerard Jones, Tom Grummett, Jackson Guice, Jon Bogdanove, M.D. Bright
Regularly $29.99, Today $5.99

Superman: The Return of Superman (Superman: The Death of Superman)

SUPERMAN LIVES!

As an unknown alien warship, unnoticed andunchallenged, approaches the Earth, the world still doesn’t know who–if any–of the four replacement Supermen is the real Man of Steel. Thougheach of them have their own claim to the title, two are beginning toshow their true colors when they begin to battle the others forsupremacy. Unknown to all, the true Superman–recently restored by aKryptonian regeneration matrix–begins to plot his homecoming. But willhe be too late to save Coast City from the clutches of a traitor and the return of the alien warlord, Mongul?

The Noble Servant

Literature & Fiction > Religious > Christian > Historical
Author: Melanie Dickerson
Regularly $7.99, Today $1.99

The Noble Servant

The impossible was happening. She, Magdalen of Mallin, was to marry the Duke of Wolfberg. Magdalen had dreamed about receiving a proposal ever since she met the duke two years ago. Such a marriage was the only way she could save her people from starvation. But why would a handsome, wealthy duke want to marry her, a poor baron’s daughter? It seemed too good to be true.

On the journey to Wolfberg Castle, Magdalen’s servant forces her to trade places and become her servant, threatening not only Magdalen’s life, but the lives of those she holds dear. Stripped of her identity and title in Wolfberg, where no one knows her, Magdalen is sentenced to tend geese while she watches her former handmaiden gain all Magdalen had ever dreamed of.

Death by Living: Life Is Meant to Be Spent

Christian Books & Bibles > Literature & Fiction > Poetry
Author: N. D. Wilson
Regularly $4.99, Today $1.99

Death by Living: Life Is Meant to Be Spent

In this astoundingly unique book, bestselling author N.D. Wilson reminds each of us that to truly live we must recognize that we are dying. Every second we create more of our past—more decisions, more breathing, more love and more loathing, all of it slides by into the goneas we race to grab at more moments, at more memories made and already fading.

We are all authors, creators of our own pasts, of the books that will be our lives. We stare at the future or obsess about the present, but only the past has been set in stone, and we are the ones setting it. When we race across the wet concrete of time without purpose, without goals, without laughter and love and sacrifice, then we fail in our mortal moment. We race toward our inevitable ends without artistry and without beauty.

 

Against All Enemies (A Jonathan Grave Thriller Book 7)

Action & Adventure > Men’s Adventure
Author: John Gilstrap
Regularly $7.99, Today $2.99

Against All Enemies (A Jonathan Grave Thriller Book 7)

Jonathan Grave finds it hard to believe that a fellow combat vet has gone rogue, killing American agents and leaking sensitive intel to hostile foreign interests. With black ops assassins on the trail of his old friend, Grave sets out to get to him first. He finds far more than he bargained for.  Not only the wily operative, but evidence of a conspiracy so dangerous, so far-reaching, that an unthinkable tragedy is in-motion. Grave and his elite team of specialists must expose a deadly high-level secret —and do it in time to avert a catastrophe of historic proportions…

My Year with Eleanor: A Memoir

Biographies & Memoirs
Author: Noelle Hancock
Regularly $8.99, Today $1.99

My Year with Eleanor: A Memoir

In the tradition of My Year of Living Biblically and Eat Pray Love comes My Year with Eleanor, Noelle Hancock’s hilarious tale of her decision to heed the advice of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and do one thing a day that scares her in the year before her 30th birthday. Fans of Sloane Crosley and Chelsea Handler will absolutely adore Hancock’s charming and outrageous chronicle of her courageous endeavor and delight in her poignant and inspiring personal growth.

Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antoinette (P.S.)

Historical Fiction > French
Author: Sena Jeter Naslund
Regularly $6.99, Today $1.99

Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antoinette (P.S.)

Marie Antoinette was a child of fourteen when her mother, the Empress of Austria, arranged for her to leave her family and her country to become the wife of the fifteen-year-old Dauphin, the future King of France. Coming of age in the most public of arenas—eager to be a good wife and strong queen—she warmly embraces her adopted nation and its citizens. She shows her new husband nothing but love and encouragement, though he repeatedly fails to consummate their marriage and in so doing is unable to give what she and the people of France desire most: a child and an heir to the throne. Deeply disappointed and isolated in her own intimate circle, and apart from the social life of the court, she allows herself to remain ignorant of the country’s growing economic and political crises, even as poor harvests, bitter winters, war debts, and poverty precipitate rebellion and revenge.

Brute Force (Jericho Quinn Thriller Book 6)

Thrillers & Suspense > Financial
Author: Marc Cameron
Regularly $7.99, Today $2.99

Brute Force (Jericho Quinn Thriller Book 6)

In the aftermath of a devastating biological attack, America stands on the brink of disaster. The President of the United States is controlled by terrorists. The Vice President, global mastermind Lee McKeon, is plotting his next move. And special agent Jericho Quinn is running for his life. Desperate to clear his name—and expose the conspirators in the White House—Quinn must race against time before McKeon can execute his evil plan. It begins with heightened security, mass surveillance, and the establishment of a brutal police state. It can only end in the takeover of America. The only thing standing between democracy and destruction is a man named Quinn…and one perfectly aimed bullet.

The Paleo Cookbook: 90 Grain-Free, Dairy-Free Recipes the Whole Family Will Love

Diets & Weight Loss > Wheat Free
Author: Anna Conrad
Regularly $17.99, Today $1.99

The Paleo Cookbook: 90 Grain-Free, Dairy-Free Recipes the Whole Family Will Love

When chef and caterer Anna Conrad was asked to provide paleo recipes for a fitness group’s twenty-eight-day paleo challenge, she was a little skeptical. Could an athlete—or even an average person—really maintain a balanced body without any grains or dairy? Before agreeing to the job, she decided to follow the diet for two weeks to see how she felt. In that short amount of time, she lost eight pounds without feeling hungry or deprived, and her blood pressure, heart rate, and cholesterol all stayed within healthy limits. She gladly provided the recipes and now offers a paleo menu as a regular part of her catering business.

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