Free Kindle books & bargains for Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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The Kinshield Legacy: An epic fantasy adventure (The Kinshield Saga Book 1)

 Fantasy > Epic
Author: K.C. May

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The Kinshield Legacy: An epic fantasy adventure (The Kinshield Saga Book 1)

A mysterious stone tablet with five magical gems has sat abandoned in a cave for two hundred years. The kingdom is in ruins, with only warrant knights to keep the peace. But then, the gems in the tablet, one by one, disappear.

Warrant knight Gavin Kinshield is a man of many secrets. He’s the one deciphering the runes in the tablet. Unless he can find a suitable replacement, he’ll be Thendylath’s next king. All he really wants is the letter written by his ancestor Ronor Kinshield, champion to King Arek, confessing the truth of how the king perished… a letter he must earn by tracking down a common thief.

But when Gavin saves a woman’s life, what should have been a simple task draws him face-to-face with his nightmarish past… and the truth of King Arek’s demise.

Raining Men and Corpses (Raina Sun Book 1)

 Mystery > Women Sleuths
Author: Anne R. Tan

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Raining Men and Corpses: A Chinese Cozy Mystery (A Raina Sun Mystery Book 1)

Twenty-seven-year-old, graduate student Raina Sun is trying to keep her head above water as the bills roll in when her dashing college adviser cons her out of several months of rent. But her quest to get her money back sets into a motion a streak of bad luck.

First, she finds the dead body of an ex-lover and becomes the prime suspect to his murder. The only man she ever loved reappears as the lead detective to the case and wants to reignite their passion (or at least he’s sending out smoke signals).Her life careens out of control as her grandma moves into Raina’s postage-stamp-sized apartment, dragging a red suitcase and trouble. As Raina summons her sleuthing skills, she discovers there’s no place for an amateur when it comes to murder. For readers who like cozy mysteries, quirky characters, and a dash of humor.

The Thirteenth Unicorn (The Ben Alderman Series Book 1)

 Action & Adventure > Fantasy
Author: W. D. Newman

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The Thirteenth Unicorn (The Ben Alderman Series Book 1)

While spending the summer with their grandparents on a remote farm in South Carolina, Ben Alderman and his sister Casey uncover a hidden world of magic; a world their grandmother is secretly visiting. It is a world where elves and dwarves are locked in mortal combat against a witch who is trying to free the last surviving wizard from exile. The witch has been defeated once before but with the combined power of the wizard, no one will be able to stand against them. Much to Ben’s dismay, he learns that he is the one foretold in the ancient elfin prophecies to bring about the downfall of the witch and save this exciting new world from destruction.

Season Of The Harvest (Harvest Trilogy, Book 1)

 Technothrillers
Author: Michael R. Hicks

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Season Of The Harvest (Harvest Trilogy, Book 1)

If you’ve enjoyed stories by James Rollins, Michael Crichton, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, get ready to strap yourself in for a roller coaster ride of terror as you learn that you truly are what you eat…

At a genetics lab where a revolutionary strain of wonder food crops is being developed, FBI Special Agent Jack Dawson’s best friend and fellow agent, Sheldon Crane, is brutally murdered. The killer was looking for very special seeds that Jack’s friend had taken from the lab, and tore his body apart trying to find them…

Jack is convinced that Naomi Perrault, the beautiful geneticist who leads a group of suspected eco-terrorists, is behind the murder.

The Lucky Bullet (Intertwined Seduction Book 1)

 Erotica > Romantic
Author: H.S. Strickland, Ready Set Edit

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The Lucky Bullet (Intertwined Seduction Book 1)

In a family that was raised in a non-traditional way, Araylia has prevailed in ways no one would have expected. She’s a successful doctor who cares deeply for her son. Left to become a single mother by her abusive boyfriend, she continues her journey to be the best mother possible for Liam.

Mace is a man crippled with grief and self loathing for his sisters death. He closes himself off to the world till one night he’s shot. Landing him right in front of Dr. Araylia Masters.

All is well until Araylia’s ex comes back wanting his family again, no matter what it takes.
Even death

Before Midnight: A Romantic Retelling of Cinderella (Blood Prince Series Book 1)

 Fantasy > Myths & Legends > Norse & Viking
Author: Jennifer Blackstream

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Before Midnight: A Romantic Retelling of Cinderella (Blood Prince Series Book 1)

An alpha wolf fighting a powerful curse . . .

The werewolf prince Etienne is turning into a human. A fierce and loyal pack, Etienne and his family have protected their kingdom with tooth and claw—literally—for hundreds of years. Unfortunately, the spell of a well-meaning witch is slowly stealing the beast from inside him. Only the bite of a cursed werewolf—one who was not born with the beast inside—can save him from losing everything. He has no time for anything that will not lead him to a cure for the curse. Not even the beautiful maiden whose gentle nature soothes his soul even as she tempts him into primal pursuits of an entirely different nature…

The Prince of Ravens (The Exile Trilogy Book 1)

 Fantasy > Epic
Author: Hal Emerson

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The Prince of Ravens (The Exile Trilogy Book 1)

The Prince of Ravens has vanished.

Word spreads quickly from the Fortress of the Empress, through the dark streets of Lucien, and to the far corners of the Empire of Ages. The Children are summoned to the Fortress, and the people talk in muffled whispers, if they dare to talk at all, of secret plots and ancient prophecies. Some say the Prince was murdered, others that he was kidnapped; but underneath it all runs a darker word, one full of terrifying possibility:

Exile.

Rumor begets rumor, and soon the whisper of truth is lost in the swirling winds of growing fear. For the Prince of Ravens is the prophesied Lord of Death, and on his shoulders rests the fate of the Empire.

Courage Runs Red (Blood Red Book 1)

 Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
Author: W.J. May

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Courage Runs Red: Paranormal Romance (Blood Red Series Book 1)

What if courage was your only option?

When Kallie lands a college interview with the city’s new hot-shot police officer, she has no idea everything in her life is about to change. The detective is young, handsome and seems to have an unnatural ability to stop the increasing local crime rate. Detective Liam’s particular interest in Kallie sends her heart and head stumbling over each other.

When a raging blood feud between vampires spills into her home, Kallie gets caught in the middle. Torn between love and family loyalty she must find the courage to fight what she fears the most and possibly risk everything, even if it means dying for those she loves.

The Red Tent – 20th Anniversary Edition: A Novel

 Contemporary Fiction > Christian
Author: Anita Diamant

Regularly $9.99, Today $2.99
The Red Tent - 20th Anniversary Edition: A Novel

Her name is Dinah. In the Bible, her life is only hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters of the Book of Genesis that are about her father, Jacob, and his dozen sons.

Told in Dinah’s voice, this novel reveals the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood-the world of the red tent. It begins with the story of her mothers-Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah-the four wives of Jacob. They love Dinah and give her gifts that are to sustain her through a damaged youth, a calling to midwifery, and a new home in a foreign land. Dinah’s story reaches out from a remarkable period of early history and creates an intimate, immediate connection.

Deeply affecting, The Red Tent combines rich storytelling with a valuable achievement in modern fiction: a new view of Biblical women’s society.

The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire (Half Moon Hollow series)

 Contemporary Fiction > Fantasy
Author: Molly Harper

Regularly $6.99, Today $1.99
The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire (Half Moon Hollow series)

In the next book in Molly Harper’s beloved Half Moon Hollow paranormal romance series, Gigi starts her first job (at Vampire Headquarters), gets over her first love, and may even fall for her first vampire!

Gigi is no longer an innocent teen. All grown up and looking for love, her family and friends worry she’ll go for the sexy, alluring vampire instead of a nice, safe human. But sexy and alluring, with a penchant for biting, could be just what Gigi wants…

Mortgage Free: How to Pay Off Your Mortgage in Under 10 Years – Without Becoming a Drug Dealer

 Personal Finance
Author: Heidi Farrelly

Regularly $3.99, Today $0.99
Mortgage Free: How to Pay Off Your Mortgage in Under 10 Years - Without Becoming a Drug Dealer

Is your credit score preventing you from getting a mortgage?

Would you like to pay off your home sooner and spend your life doing what you love instead of chained to a mortgage?

This informative and easy to read book will provide you with all the knowledge you need to do just that and more.

It walks you through how to budget and make more money, what and where to buy, how to beat a bad credit score, plan for your retirement, and all the little things that will help you achieve mortgage freedom sooner.

If your money goes out as fast as it comes in, if you’re a ‘high risk client’ or if you can’t imagine ever having ‘extra’ money to play around with, then you need to read this book! I was once where you are now and I still paid off my home before I was 36! Downloadable bonus materials are also included for free to help you reach your goals easier and faster than ever.

Prince: A John Shakespeare Mystery

 Thrillers & Suspense > Crime
Author: Rory Clements

Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99
Prince: A John Shakespeare Mystery

England, 1593. Plague rages, famine is rife, and the city is in revolt. From this bedlam rises the sharpest of sleuths: a man named John Shakespeare.

Shakespeare’s brother investigates a series of murders rocking Elizabethan London. He follows the clues, which lead him from horseraces to brothels to an explosive encounter at sea. As he digs deeper, he discovers a plot that threatens not only the kingdom but everything he holds dear. This spellbinding historical thriller will delight fans of New York Times bestselling authors Ariana Franklin and Alex Grecian.

The Bones of Boulder Creek

 Contemporary Fiction
Author: S. H. McCord

Regularly $3.99, Today $0.99
The Bones of Boulder Creek

Chris, Nathan, and Halley Kate are three middle school outsiders contending with the daily rigors of what seems to be an ordinary life, but destiny has other plans. The miracles and the subtle magic of childhood go mostly unnoticed as the friends embrace fate and are forced to come to terms with The Bones of Boulder Creek.

Written to be enjoyed by both adults and young adults, The Bones of Boulder Creek takes an unsparing look at the trials of coming of age and provides perspective to the story of growing up.

No Beast So Fierce

 Mystery > Hard-Boiled
Author: Edward Bunker

Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
No Beast So Fierce

After eight years spent locked up, Max has gotten very good at being a prisoner. He knows the guards, the inmates, and how to survive. But the parole board has decided that he has sufficiently reformed, and it’s time for him to say goodbye. When Max reaches the outside world, he finds that freedom doesn’t make anything easier.

Based on his own experiences in prison, Edward Bunker first drafted No Beast So Fierce in the 1950s, while incarcerated in San Quentin State Prison. He spent the next two decades in and out of jail, writing essays for various magazines and working on the novel, which was finally published in 1973. Eighteen months later, the book was used as evidence that he was fit to leave jail. He received parole, and spent the rest of his life a free man.

Out of My Later Years: The Scientist, Philosopher, and Man Portrayed Through His Own Words

 Biographies & Memoirs > Scientists
Author: Albert Einstein

Regularly $14.99, Today $1.99
Out of My Later Years: The Scientist, Philosopher, and Man Portrayed Through His Own Words

An inspiring collection of essays, in which Albert Einstein addresses the topics that fascinated him as a scientist, philosopher, and humanitarian.

Divided by subject matter—“Science,” “Convictions and Beliefs,” “Public Affairs,” etc.—these essays consider everything from the need for a “supranational” governing body to control war in the atomic age to freedom in research and education to Jewish history and Zionism to explanations of the physics and scientific thought that brought Albert Einstein world recognition. Throughout, Einstein’s clear, eloquent voice presents an idealist’s vision and relays complex theories to the layperson.

Einstein’s essays share his philosophical beliefs, scientific reasoning, and hopes for a brighter future, and show how one of the greatest minds of all time fully engaged with the changing world around him.

No True Glory: A Frontline Account of the Battle for Fallujah

 History > Military > Iraq War
Author: Bing West

Regularly $12.99, Today $2.99
No True Glory: A Frontline Account of the Battle for Fallujah

“This is the face of war as only those who have fought it can describe it.”–Senator John McCain

Fallujah: Iraq’s most dangerous city unexpectedly emerged as the major battleground of the Iraqi insurgency. For twenty months, one American battalion after another tried to quell the violence, culminating in a bloody, full-scale assault. Victory came at a terrible price: 151 Americans and thousands of Iraqis were left dead.

The epic battle for Fallujah revealed the startling connections between policy and combat that are a part of the new reality of war.

The Marines had planned to slip into Fallujah “as soft as fog.” But after four American contractors were brutally murdered, President Bush ordered an attack on the city–against the advice of the Marines.

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