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Resisting the Bad Boy: Sullivan Brothers Trilogy, Book #1

 Romance > Contemporary
Author: Violet Duke

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Resisting the Bad Boy: Sullivan Brothers Nice Girl Serial Trilogy, Book #1 (CAN'T RESIST)

Abby Bartlett is the quintessential nice girl. Between teaching, volunteering, completing her PhD, and helping her best friend raise his daughter, Abby never gets the chance to be anything but nice. That is, until the all-wrong-for-her man she’s only ever known from afar starts daring her to simply take that chance for herself. His sage advice? Try something wild and fast.

Preferably him.

An unbridled, hotshot attorney with a not-so-little black book, Connor Sullivan has earned himself quite the bad boy reputation. But in his defense, he’s a very conscientious one. He knows far too well that sometimes in life, love isn’t enough…or worse, not even a factor at all. To avoid that misery–and repel the drama–Connor always makes his one and only rule crystal clear right from the start. Absolutely nothing more than a month.

Turns out, a whole lot can happen in one month.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Illustrated)

 Literature & Fiction > Classics
Author: F Scott Fitzgerald

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Illustrated)

The classic short story presented with period art specially formatted for the Kindle.

‘Benjamin Button’ was first published in Colliers Magazine on May 27, 1922. It was subsequently anthologized in Fitzgerald’s book ‘Tales of the Jazz Age.’ This is the original version of the story used for the 2008 film starring Brad Pitt.

Upon completing “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” in 1922, author F. Scott Fitzgerald declared it “the funniest story ever written” and “one of my two favorite stories.” It’s the strange tale of a man who is “born” 70 years old and mysteriously ages in reverse. This stunning graphic novel adaptation illustrates Benjamin Button’s many adventures: He falls in love, starts a family, and runs a successful business. In his later years, he goes to war and attends Harvard University. As an old man, he resembles a newborn baby and returns to the care of a nurse.

PRIMAL Inception (The PRIMAL Series)

 Action & Adventure > War & Military
Author: Jack Silkstone

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PRIMAL Inception (The PRIMAL Series)

PRIMAL Inception is a prequel in the PRIMAL series. It reveals the back-story of former CIA paramilitary operatives Ice and Vance.

Kosovo, 1999. CIA operatives, Ice and Vance, are supporting a crack unit of Albanian rebels. War criminals by any standards, these brutal fighters are unlikely allies in a vicious ethnic conflict.

Two years on and the war has devastated Kosovo. NATO peacekeepers try to bring order to a region ruled by Albanian mafia, corrupt government officials, and apathetic UN bureaucrats.

Ice, scarred by genocide, is running a side project investigating war crimes. When Vance returns from a posting to Africa, they are faced with a stark choice. Abide by the façade of stability or, with the help of the SAS, fight a rogue battle against war criminals hungry for power.

Crochet Afghans: Discover How to Crochet a Perfect Afghan in Less Than a Day

 Crafts & Hobbies > Crocheting
Author: Emma Brown, Crochet Afghans

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Crochet Afghans: Discover How to Crochet a Perfect Afghan in Less Than a Day

Most crocheting books save afghans and other types of blankets for the very end, if they are discussed at all. This is because crocheting afghans is presented by most crochet books as a very difficult and arduous process that can only be accomplished after mastering many different kinds of crochet stitches.
This simply isn’t true.

Whether you are just learning how to crochet, have mastered crochet for beginners, or know every stitch in the book, Crochet Afghans can help you improve your technique and learn how to crochet an afghan in less than one day.

It’s an easy to follow, step by step guide, complete with color pictures and diagrams. It walks you through the most basic techniques and ensures that even the most difficult and complicated of stitches are thoroughly explained.

Bound to Survive: The Magic Within (The Magic Within Series Book 1)

 Fantasy > Epic
Author: Sharon Gibbs, Todd Barselow, Barbra Leslie

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Bound to Survive: The Magic Within (The Magic Within Series Book 1)

Welcome to Solencia, a realm where the people live in peace and Wizards govern… Until that fateful day, treachery swept across the land to slaughter the magic upon the mountain. Told of in prophecy, a boy is torn from the love of his family and ‘Bound’ with magic to survive. He is hidden from those who seek to destroy him Now the people struggle to survive under the rule of a tyrant Lord and his evil Sorceress and magic is rarely used.

Over the years, the young boy, Christopher, grows discontent… Until the day a secret is revealed… a journey begins… and a choice is made. A choice, which will be for all in the realm. Join Christopher and his friends as they begin a journey of discovery, a coming of age tale, which will see them face danger more than once and have them hatch a daring escape.

When Fates Collide (When Fates Collide Series Book 1)

 Erotica > Romantic
Author: Isabelle Richards

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When Fates Collide (When Fates Collide Series Book 1)

Sometimes everything needs to crash and burn before life can begin again. Life can change in the blink of an eye. One moment, Lily is trapped in a loveless marriage. In a split second she is free, but at what cost? Her mundane life is set into a freefall of tragedy and terror. Her husband may be out of her life, but he left a storm of collateral damage behind and the burden is on Lily to sort it out.

Fate connects Lily with Gavin, a charmingly handsome British gentleman that has been drawn into her tangled circumstance. Gavin is everything Lily’s husband wasn’t and gives her hope that love really does exist. Gavin wants nothing more than to sweep Lily up and carry her off into the sunset, far away from the devastation left behind by her husband. Gavin has been the first breath of fresh air in her life, but she isn’t looking to be saved. She needs to clean up her husband’s mess and find a way to save herself in the process.

Seven Years to Sin

 Erotica > Romantic
Author: Sylvia Day

Regularly $5.99, Today $1.99
Seven Years to Sin

Seven years ago, on the eve of her wedding, Lady Jessica Sheffield witnessed a scene so scandalous she could not erase it from her memory. Shocked, yet strangely titillated, she nevertheless walked down the aisle into a life serene yet unremarkable. But what she kept hidden fueled wildly imaginative and very illicit dreams. . .

Alistair Caulfield ran far from the temptation of the prim debutante–all the way to the West Indies. As a successful merchant, he has little in common with the rakehell youth Jessica once knew. But when newly widowed Jessica steps aboard his ship for a transatlantic passage, seven years’ worth of denied pleasures are held in check by nothing more than a few layers of silk–and the certainty that surrender will consume them both. . .

The Stock Market Outsider: Becoming a Billionaire: Valuable, Practical Insight

 Business & Money > Investing > Stocks
Author: Philip Fanara, Steve Ure, Kelly Stahley

Regularly $9.00, Today $0.99
The Stock Market Outsider: Becoming a Billionaire: Valuable, Practical Insight

Hundreds of billions of dollars change hands in the stock market on a daily basis. With this huge amount of money moving around daily, the average investor never becomes rich in the stock market. Why is this?

Average investors do not know how to apply psychology and business acumen to investment decisions. Instead they attempt to mimic the behaviors of successful investors such as Warren Buffett, George Soros, and Carl Icahn in a desperate bid to achieve half their success. Millions of investors mimic these strategies and still do not become rich.

This fact applies universally – even the most successful psychologists, corporate executives, statisticians, and finance professors cannot seem to leverage their knowledge to succeed in the market.

Does this mean that it is impossible to become rich in the stock market? Of course not; it is very possible.

Harvard Medical School Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure

 Diseases & Physical Ailments > High Blood Pressure
Author: Aggie Casey, Herbert Benson

Regularly $20.00, Today $1.99
Harvard Medical School Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure (Harvard Medical School Guides)

An innovative approach to lowering blood pressure that builds on the national bestseller “The Relaxation Response.”

For the 100 million people worldwide dealing with high blood pressure, bestselling author Dr. Herbert Benson and cardiac wellness expert Aggie Casey have created a proven plan for lowering blood pressure. Based on the groundbreaking work done at the Mind/Body Medical Institute, the authors’ program goes beyond advice about nutrition and exercise to incorporate a proven stress-management program–including the relaxation response.

A Reason to Live (A Marty Singer Mystery Book 1)

 Mystery > Hard-Boiled
Author: Matthew Iden

Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99
A Reason to Live (A Marty Singer Mystery Book 1)

In the late nineties, a bad cop killed a good woman and DC Homicide detective Marty Singer got to watch as the murderer walked out of the courtroom a free man.

Twelve years later, the victim’s daughter comes to Marty begging for help: the killer is stalking her now.

There’s just one problem: Marty’s retired…and he’s retired because he’s battling cancer. But with a second shot at the killer—and a first chance at redemption—Marty’s just found A Reason to Live.

Blueblood (A Marty Singer Mystery Book 2)

 Mystery > Hard-Boiled
Author: Matthew Iden

Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99
Blueblood (A Marty Singer Mystery Book 2)

Four unrelated murders. Nothing special in Washington DC. Not even good enough to make the evening news. But then a concerned police lieutenant approaches retired homicide detective Marty Singer with a simple fact that changes everything.

They were all cops.

In a race to stop the killings, Marty tackles the homicide investigation from the outside, chasing the killer from deadly Southeast DC to the heart of the Virginia gangland, on a mission to stop the spilling of yet more Blueblood.

One Right Thing (A Marty Singer Mystery Book 3)

 Mystery > Hard-Boiled
Author: Matthew Iden

Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99
One Right Thing (A Marty Singer Mystery Book 3)

Retired DC Homicide detective Marty Singer is driving through rural Virginia when he sees a billboard by the side of the road with the picture of a man and a simple, stunning question:

J.D. HOPE WAS MURDERED ON MAY 6TH. DO YOU KNOW WHY?

To most, the message means nothing. But Marty stops the car, turns around, and rushes headlong into a deadly mix of drugs, lies, and double-crosses.

Because Marty’s got his own history with the man on the sign…and he needs to find out who murdered J.D. Hope and why if he wants to do One Right Thing.

The Spike (A Marty Singer Mystery Book 4)

 Mystery > Hard-Boiled
Author: Matthew Iden

Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99
The Spike (A Marty Singer Mystery Book 4)

Retired DC homicide cop Marty Singer witnesses a horrific murder and the family of the victim hires him to find the killer. But when he peels back the cover on the case, Marty discovers a rotten core of corruption, graft, and violence that runs from the lowest city street to the top of the political food chain. The only way to catch the killer is to dive right in—and stay alive long enough to find out who or what is The Spike.

The Wicked Flee (A Marty Singer Mystery Book 5)

 Mystery > Hard-Boiled
Author: Matthew Iden

Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99
The Wicked Flee (A Marty Singer Mystery Book 5)

A late-night knock on his door pulls retired DC homicide detective Marty Singer out of a sound sleep and drops him into a desperate hunt to find Lucy Rhee, the kidnapped sister of his friend, Chuck Rhee.

With no clues, no leads, and almost no hope, they’ve only got guts and instinct to discover where The Wicked Flee—and save Lucy before she’s gone forever.




A Sail of Two Idiots: 100+ Lessons and Laughs from a Non-Sailor Who Quit the Rat Race, Took the Helm, and Sailed to a New Life in the Caribbean

 Travel > Caribbean
Author: Renee Petrillo

Regularly $22.00, Today $1.99
A Sail of Two Idiots: 100+ Lessons and Laughs from a Non-Sailor  Who Quit the Rat Race, Took the Helm, and Sailed to a New Life in the Caribbean

“It was the best of dreams, it was the worst of dreams, it was an age of consulting the nautical experts,
Renee and Michael didn’t have any boating experience and when their plans to remedy that fell through the two had to learn everything the hard way. Despite themselves they managed to get from Miami to Grenada, eventually dropping the anchor of their cruising catamaran at the island of their dreams. Determined to save future sailors from themselves, A Sail of Two Idiots includes lessons Renee and Michael learned and shares them with you as examples of what and what not to do. This a how-to guide wrapped in a funny story—kind of like getting your serving of vegetables from a slice of pizza. Read this and make your dream of sailing away a reality. Includes:

The Goddess Of Fried Okra

 Fiction > Family Life
Author: Jean Brashear

Regularly $8.99, Today $1.99
The Goddess Of Fried Okra

Grief. Hope. Love. Sword fights. And the crisp glory of fried okra. Ex-cocktail waitress and “convenience store professional” Eudora “Pea” O’Brien is filled with grief and regret, low on cash and all alone. Headed down the hot, dusty back roads of central Texas, Pea is convinced she’ll find a sign leading her to the reincarnated soul of the sister who raised her. A sign that she’s found her place in the world of the living again. At least that’s what the psychic promised. In an unforgettably funny and poignant journey, Pea collects an unlikely family of strays-a starving kitten, a pregnant teenager, a sexy con man trying to go straight, and a ferocious gun dealer named Glory, who introduces Pea to the amazing, sword-wielding warrior goddesses of Texas author Robert E. Howard-creator of the Conan the Barbarian novels-and celebrated in festival every year.

Frozen: An Amazing Snowman (Frozen (Disney Press))

 Children’s Books > Humor
Author: Disney Book Group, Olga Mosqueda

Regularly $16.99, Today $2.99
Frozen: An Amazing Snowman (Frozen (Disney Press))

Based on Disney’s Frozen, this charmingly illustrated storybook features everyone’s favorite snowman, Olaf. Olaf is a very special snowman — he sings, he dances, and he has big dreams that he loves to share.

Come along for the adventure and explore Olaf’s world!

Me Before You: A Novel

 Women’s Fiction > Romance
Author: Jojo Moyes

Regularly $7.99, Today $2.99
Me Before You: A Novel

They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . .

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.

Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.

Fear Nothing: A Detective D.D. Warren Novel

 Mystery > Police Procedurals
Author: Lisa Gardner

Regularly $7.99, Today $2.99
Fear Nothing: A Detective D.D. Warren Novel

They were daughters of a monster—a father who slaughtered eight prostitutes before dying himself. Dr. Adeline Glen left the nightmare behind, and now she specializes in pain management. Her sister, Shana Day, followed in her father’s violent footsteps, first killing at age fourteen and being incarcerated for more than twenty-five years.

After a brutal attack, Boston Detective D. D. Warren needs Adeline’s professional help to recover physically. But when a new psychopath known as the Rose Killer begins a reign of terror, D.D. must also consult the insane Shana—who claims she can help catch the madman.

D.D. may not yet be back on the job, but she is back on the hunt. Because the Rose Killer isn’t just targeting lone women; he is targeting D.D. And D.D. knows there is only one way to take him down.…

Five Days in Skye: A Novel (The MacDonald Family Trilogy Book 1)

 Romance > Contemporary
Author: Carla Laureano

Regularly $14.99, Today $0.99
Five Days in Skye: A Novel (The MacDonald Family Trilogy Book 1)

Hospitality consultant Andrea Sullivan has one last chance to snag a high-profile client or she’ll have to kiss her dreams of promotion good-bye. When she’s sent to meet Scottish celebrity chef James MacDonald on the Isle of Skye, she just wants to finish her work as efficiently as possible. Yet her client is not the opportunistic womanizer he portrays himself to be, and her attraction to him soon dredges up memories she’d rather leave buried. For James, renovating the family hotel is a fulfillment of his late father’s dreams. When his hired consultant turns out to be beautiful, intelligent, and completely unimpressed by his public persona, he makes it his mission to win her over. He just never expects to fall under her spell.

Soon, both Andrea and James must face the reality that God may have a far different purpose for their lives—and that five days in Skye will forever change their outlook on life and love.

Head To Head (Claire Morgan Book 1)

 Mystery > Police Procedurals
Author: Linda Ladd

Regularly $4.99, Today $1.99
Head To Head (Claire Morgan Book 1)

With Every Turn In The Case. . .

After moving from Los Angeles to Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, homicide detective Claire Morgan has at last adjusted to the peaceful rhythms of rural life. Until a grisly celebrity murder at an ultra-exclusive “wellness” resort shatters a quiet summer morning. . .

With Every Twist Of The Mind. . .

One of Dr. Nicholas Black’s high-profile clients, a beautiful young soap opera star, has been found dead, taped to a chair at a fully set table. . .submerged in the lake. Back in L.A., Claire investigated the rich, famous, and the deadly–but she never expected the problems of the privileged to follow her to this sleepy small town. Just as she never imagined crossing the line with her prime suspect. . .

The Idiot Girls’ Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life

 Humor > Essays
Author: Laurie Notaro

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The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life

“I’ve changed a bit since high school. Back then I said no to using and selling drugs. I washed on a normal basis and still had good credit.”

Introducing Laurie Notaro, the leader of the Idiot Girls’ Action-Adventure Club. Every day she fearlessly rises from bed to defeat the evil machinations of dolts, dimwits, and creepy boyfriends—and that’s before she even puts on a bra.

For the past ten years, Notaro has been entertaining Phoenix newspaper readers with her wildly amusing autobiographical exploits and unique life experiences. She writes about a world of hourly-wage jobs that require absolutely no skills, a mother who hands down judgments more forcefully than anyone seated on the Supreme Court, horrific high school reunions, and hangovers that leave her surprised that she woke up in the first place.

Dead New World

 Science Fiction > Dystopian
Author: Ryan Hill

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Dead New World

Zombies aren’t mindless anymore.

Before the world fell into chaos, zombies existed only in the imagination. Now, there’re more dead walking the earth than living. Zombies move about freely, while humans are forced behind concrete barricades to stay alive.

A man known only as the Reverend has become a threat to the rebuilding United States. The leader of a powerful cult, the Reverend somehow controls the zombies, bending them to his will. He believes zombies are God’s latest creation, making humanity obsolete, and he wants to give every man, woman, and child the chance to become one. With the Horsemen of the Apocalypse, his army composed of both humans and zombies, he may well get his wish.

Tell My Sons: A Father’s Last Letters

 Parenting & Relationships
Author: Lt Col Mark Weber, Robin Williams

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Tell My Sons: A Father's Last Letters

At the pinnacle of a soaring career in the U.S. Army, Lt. Col. Mark M. Weber was tapped to serve in a high-profile job within the Afghan Parliament as a military advisor. Weeks later, a routine physical revealed stage IV intestinal cancer in the thirty-eight-year-old father of three. Over the next two years he would fight a desperate battle he wasn’t trained for, with his wife and boys as his reluctant but willing fighting force.

When Weber realized that he was not going to survive this final tour of combat, he began to write a letter to his boys, so that as they grew up without him, they would know what his life-and-death story had taught him—about courage and fear, challenge and comfort, words and actions, pride and humility, seriousness and humor, and viewing life as a never-ending search for new ideas and inspiration.

This book is that letter. And it’s not just for his sons. It’s for everyone who can use the best advice a dying hero has to offer.

Saturday Night Widows: The Adventures of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives

 Biographies & Memoirs > Women
Author: Becky Aikman

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Saturday Night Widows: The Adventures of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives

Six marriages, six heartbreaks, one shared beginning.

In her forties – a widow, too young, too modern to accept the role – Becky Aikman struggled to make sense of her place in an altered world.  In this transcendent and infectiously wise memoir, she explores surprising new discoveries about how people experience grief and transcend loss and, following her own remarriage, forms a group with five other young widows to test these unconventional ideas.  Together, these friends summon the humor, resilience, and striving spirit essential for anyone overcoming adversity.

Meet the Saturday Night Widows: ringleader Becky, an unsentimental journalist who lost her husband to cancer; Tara, a polished mother of two, whose husband died in the throes of alcoholism after she filed for divorce; Denise, a widow of just five months, now struggling to get by; Marcia, a hard-driving corporate lawyer; Dawn, an alluring self-made entrepreneur whose husband was killed in a sporting accident, leaving two small children behind; and Lesley, a housewife who returned home one day to find that her husband had committed suicide.

33 A.D. (Bachiyr Book 1)

 Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
Author: David McAfee

Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99
33 A.D. (Bachiyr Book 1)

Jerusalem, 33 A.D. The vampires of the era have long sought to gain a foothold into Israel, but the faith of the local Jewish population has held them in check for centuries.

When one of their own betrays them to follow a strange young rabbi from Galilee, the elders of the vampire race dispatch Theron, a nine hundred year old assassin, to kill them both.

The rabbi’s name is Jesus. Killing him should be easy.

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