Free Kindle books & bargains for Friday, February 12, 2016

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Winter Sparrow

 Horror > Occult
Author: Estevan Vega

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Winter Sparrow

Mary is a talented young artist all-too-familiar with change. A complicated, distant relationship with her father and a string of bad experiences have left her heart broken and her mind splintered. So finding real love always fit more in the realm of fantasy than reality. Until now. Something’s different about her fiancé Joshua Clay, a charming and successful architect who has recently inherited his father’s abandoned countryside mansion. Joshua’s lofty dreams of leaving the city she’s come to know behind in order to relocate to a rundown estate lost in the woods conflict with Mary’s idea of happily ever after. But a garden at the center of the estate, seemingly untouched by time and decay, compels her to trade her fear and doubt for a chance to begin again.

As the seasons change, and the couple suffer an impossible loss, one question plays on repeat: has she made a mistake? Restoring the mansion consumes Joshua’s every moment, while Mary returns to the familiar escapes of her youth.

Fallen Mangrove: A Jesse McDermitt Novel (Caribbean Adventure Series Book 5)

 Fiction > Action & Adventure
Author: Wayne Stinnett, Tim Ebaugh

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Fallen Mangrove: A Jesse McDermitt Novel (Caribbean Adventure Series Book 5)

A Spanish treasure ship is driven by a hurricane onto the rocky shoreline of Elbow Cay in September of 1566. Few of the crew survive, but they manage to salvage most of the treasure and bury it on the island, leaving a clue to its location locked in a chest and placed in the bough of a young mangrove tree..

Four-hundred and forty years later, Jesse McDermitt and his friends solve the riddle that was hidden inside a chest found encased in an ancient mangrove tree and go in search of the treasure.

When the Miami based Croatian mob learns about the treasure they go to great lengths and expense, in an attempt to relieve Jesse and his friends of the riches.

Must Love Ghosts (Banshee Creek Book 1)

 Paranormal Romance
Author: Ani Gonzalez

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Must Love Ghosts: A Haunting Paranormal Romance (Banshee Creek Book 1)

Seducing the Rational Skeptic…

Abby Reed believes in folk songs, faery tales, and ghosts, but she doesn’t believe in love. She lost her soulmate when her fiancé died while deployed in Afghanistan, but she still has her music, her crazy spectre-filled town, and her pen-pal-slash-best-friend, Mike Stone. It’s a good life and she’s happy, but when Mike arrives in Banshee Creek after his last tour of duty in Afghanistan, Abby starts to have doubts, about music, ghosts and, most importantly…love.

Like a good soldier, Mike Stone follows the rules, and Rule #1 is: Don’t Fall For Your Buddy’s Fiancée. His relationship with Abby has been strictly platonic, and will remain that way, if he has anything to say about it. But when he arrives in Banshee Creek, a town where the impossible is an everyday occurrence, he’ll find out that sometimes rules are meant to be broken.

Hunting Cari (First Wave Book 1)

 Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: Mikayla Lane, Beth Braden

FREE
Hunting Cari (First Wave Book 1)

Scaden Torenson was bored to death on his first voyage as a commander on a Valendran fleet ship until a chance encounter with an ancient distress beacon turns his world upside down. He questions his loyalties and everything be believes as he’s forced to fight for the impossible — what belongs to him.

A child born of two worlds, Cari Lakatis spent her whole life on Earth hiding from an ancient enemy of her father’s people. Raised by her uncle who passed on stories of her father and his world, she’s always dreamed of having a normal life. Now the enemy has finally caught up to her and their plans are more insidious than she could have ever imagined.

When Scaden and Cari are betrayed by those they trusted the most, their survival depends on deciding if what they’ve found is truly worth fighting for.

Cupids Curse (Zoe Donovan Mystery Book 4)

 Mystery > Cozy
Author: Kathi Daley

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Cupids Curse (Zoe Donovan Mystery Book 4)

When Cupid comes to town it seems everyone’s relationship is in for a challenge. Not only does Zoe suspect that her dad’s new girlfriend is really a killer, but Zoe is the only one who believes that her soon-to- be evil stepmom is guilty of such a dastardly deed. Add that to the fact that Zak clearly has a secret, Jeremy’s baby mama is making his life as miserable as her pregnancy is making hers, Levi’s girlfriend Barbie is on a rampage, and Ellie is caught in a brotherly love triangle, and you have a Valentine’s Day disaster in the making. When Zoe finds not one but two dead bodies all bets are off as she works with her friends to uncover the truth before someone she loves falls victim to Cupid’s Curse.

Booked: The digital marketing and social media appointment system for leads, appointments, and new clients

  Entrepreneurship
Author: Josh Turner

FREE
Booked: The digital marketing and social media appointment setting system for anyone looking for a steady stream of leads, appointments, and new clients.

When you can position yourself as a leader, as a real expert, your prospects will actually want to talk to you. But using traditional methods can be expensive and time-consuming. You don’t have the luxury of spending thousands or taking the next couple years to position yourself as a market leader. You need it now.

Booked is a 5-step process that helps you quickly position yourself as an expert in your industry, directly connect you with an unlimited supply of prospects, and work them through processes that will generate a predictable number of leads and appointments. When you have that predictable number of appointments, you’ll have a predictable stream of new clients.

While the system does leverage LinkedIn, Facebook, and email, it is not about the platform. It’s about the process. No matter where your clients can be found, the process can work for you.

The VIP Room: A Ten Book Alpha Billionaire Romance Collection

 Romantic Suspense
Author: Lauren Landish, Emilia Winters, Sarah Brooks, Alexa Wilder, Layla Wilcox, Kira Ward, Terra Wolf, Crystal Kaswell, Lily Marie

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The VIP Room: A Ten Book Alpha Billionaire Romance Collection

Get a ticket to the hottest seat in town! Sizzling hot billionaires that are mysterious, driven, sexy and all-out alpha. These incredibly desirable men know what they want from women and how to get it. Everything from self-made billionaires to the dark and mysterious Prince that is hiding a furry, paranormal secret, this box set has it all!

Featuring ten smoking hot stories from some of the biggest sellers in contemporary and paranormal romance!

Mr. Dark – Lauren Landish
The Courtship Maneuver – Alexa Wilder
Mr. Blackwell – Emilia Winters
Why He Wants It – Sarah Brooks
The Wedding Rescue – Alexa Wilder
Reluctant Billionaires – Layla Wilcox
He wants it, He Gets It – Kira Ward
Bear With Me – Terra Wolf
The Billionaire’s Deal – Crystal Kaswell
One Date – Lily Marie

Hunter Moon (Lupine Moon Book 1)

 Romance > Westerns
Author: Cait Lavender

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Hunter Moon (Lupine Moon Book 1)

Bawling cattle tore Shelby Flint from her bed. With lawyer fees to pay in her struggle to keep her ranch from the clutches of her greedy cousins, she couldn’t afford the loss of even one calf. When she sees a large wolf circling her cows, she aims and fires. While the wolf escapes, Shelby can’t seem to get away from her troubles when a marijuana grower sets up shop on her land, sabotaging her property and eventually coming after her. Adding to that, a handsome game warden is poking his nose into her business and working his way underneath her skin. Shelby will have to fight harder than she ever fought before to keep from losing heart and everything she ever loved.

Her Alien Savior (Ultimate Passage Book 1)

 Romance > Fantasy
Author: Elle Thorne

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Her Alien Savior (Ultimate Passage Book 1)

Read the entire series free on Kindle Unlimited!
A wickedly sexy sci-fi new adult serial starts with Her Alien Savior, a 150-page book that brings us Finn and Marissa. A sexy alien and the human hellion he can’t resist, even when she’s his intended target.An alien soldier without emotions.Finn is three quarters Asazi and one quarter human. He’s a lieutenant in the Asazi army and his desire is to be the best soldier he can. He’s spent a lifetime denying his human side, only to find out that now it makes him key to a mission on Earth. A mission that includes Marissa Sanchez, Target 41, a determined, smart-mouthed spitfire that brings out emotions his Asazi nature rejects.

Madam President (Devlyn and Lauren Book 1)

 Fiction > Political
Author: T. Novan, Blayne Cooper

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Madam President (Devlyn and Lauren Book 1)

Devlyn Marlowe, the first woman President of the United States, has just been elected. Breaking with the tradition of hiring a political writer to chronicle her administration, President Marlowe selects one Lauren Strayer, a professional biographer with a reputation for absolute honesty. There’s a slight problem with Devlyn’s plan, though. Lauren wants nothing to do with what she sees as a political hack job.

It takes some serious persuading, but the Commander-in-chief is an eloquent negotiator, and Lauren reluctantly agree to take the job, provided she truly has editorial freedom. So, armed with her computer, her incredibly ugly Pug and fair bit of trepidation, Lauren finds herself in residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

The Kitchen House: A Novel

 Historical Fiction > Irish
Author: Kathleen Grissom

Regularly $10.99, Today $1.99
The Kitchen House: A Novel

In this gripping New York Times bestseller, Kathleen Grissom brings to life a thriving plantation in Virginia in the decades before the Civil War, where a dark secret threatens to expose the best and worst in everyone tied to the estate.

Orphaned during her passage from Ireland, young, white Lavinia arrives on the steps of the kitchen house and is placed, as an indentured servant, under the care of Belle, the master’s illegitimate slave daughter. Lavinia learns to cook, clean, and serve food, while guided by the quiet strength and love of her new family.

In time, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, caring for the master’s opium-addicted wife and befriending his dangerous yet protective son.

The Big Book of Health and Fitness: Diet, Exercise, Healthy Aging, Illness Prevention, and Sexual Well-Being

 Health, Fitness & Dieting
Author: Philip Maffetone

Regularly $15.99, Today $1.99
The Big Book of Health and Fitness: A Practical Guide to Diet, Exercise, Healthy Aging, Illness Prevention, and Sexual Well-Being

Taking control of your health and well-being is a necessary and personal journey. From teens and parents fighting obesity in America, to aging baby boomers refusing to go quietly into the dark night—everyone can stay fit, healthy, and active for many years to come! This book lays out a sensible and holistic road map that makes health and fitness an ingrained part of your lifestyle, and an easy-to-achieve goal for both men and women at any age.

For more than three decades, Dr. Maffetone has been treating and advising patients, coaching athletes, lecturing worldwide, and writing books about the importance of self-health care. Topics covered in his latest book include how to make healthy dietary choices, obtain the best nutrition from real food, avoid illness and disease, and learn to listen to your body. Also learn the dangers of common dietary supplements, fat-burning exercise for weight loss, reducing stress, controlling inflammation, having a healthy and fulfilling sex life, and much more.

A Month at the Shore

 Romance > Mystery & Suspense
Author: Antoinette Stockenberg

Regularly $3.99, Today $0.99
A Month at the Shore

He was her childhood knight in shining armor … but she wasn’t a fairytale princess.

Kendall Barclay III was a skinny, nerdy kid when he single-handedly took on a gang of bullies assaulting Laura Shore, a thirteen-year-old girl from the town’s most notorious family. The childhood trauma became one more reason for Laura to flee the small Cape Cod town for the opposite coast and make a name for herself there. But now her tyrannical father is dead, her murderous uncle as well, and her beloved sister Corinne wants Laura and their black-sheep brother to come home and restore Shore Gardens, the family nursery fallen to rack and ruin, back to its former charm.

A Morbid Taste for Bones (The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael Book 1)

 Mystery > Cozy
Author: Ellis Peters

Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
A Morbid Taste for Bones (The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael Book 1)

It is 1137, and the ambitious head of Shrewsbury Abbey wishes to acquire the remains of Saint Winifred for the glory of his Benedictine order. Brother Cadfael is part of the expedition sent to the saint’s final resting place in Wales, where he finds the villagers divided over the Benedictines’ quest.

When the leading opponent to moving the grave is shot dead with a mysterious arrow, some believe Winifred herself delivered the blow. Brother Cadfael knows that an earthly hand did the killing. But he doesn’t know that his plan to root out a murderer may dig up a case of love and justice, where the waves of sin may be scandal—or his own ruin.

One Corpse Too Many (The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael Book 2)

 Mystery > Cozy
Author: Ellis Peters

Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
One Corpse Too Many (The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael Book 2)

In the summer of 1138, war between King Stephen and the Empress Maud takes Brother Cadfael from the quiet world of his garden into a battlefield of passions, deceptions, and death. Not far from the safety of the abbey walls, Shrewsbury Castle falls, leaving its ninety-four defenders loyal to the empress to hang as traitors. With a heavy heart, Brother Cadfael agrees to bury the dead, only to make a grisly discovery: one extra victim that has been strangled, not hanged.

This ingenious way to dispose of a corpse tells Brother Cadfael that the killer is both clever and ruthless. But one death among so many seems unimportant to all but the good Benedictine. He vows to find the truth behind disparate clues: a girl in boy’s clothing, a missing treasure, and a single broken flower . . . the tiny bit of evidence that Cadfael believes can expose a murderer’s black heart.

Monk’s Hood (The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael Book 3)

 Mystery > Cozy
Author: Ellis Peters

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Monk's Hood (The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael Book 3)

Gervase Bonel is a guest of Shrewsbury Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul when he suddenly takes ill. Luckily, the abbey boasts the services of the clever and kindly Brother Cadfael, a skilled herbalist. Cadfael hurries to the man’s bedside, only to be confronted with two surprises: In Master Bonel’s wife, the good monk recognizes Richildis, whom he loved before he took his vows—and Master Bonel has been fatally poisoned by monk’s-hood oil from Cadfael’s stores.

The sheriff is convinced that the murderer is Richildis’s son, Edwin, who hated his stepfather. But Cadfael, guided in part by his concern for a woman to whom he was once betrothed, is certain of her son’s innocence. Using his knowledge of both herbs and the human heart, Cadfael deciphers a deadly recipe for murder.

Unleash Your Inner Company: Use Passion and Perseverance to Build Your Ideal Business

 Small Business & Entrepreneurship
Author: John Chisholm

Regularly $9.99, Today $0.99
Unleash Your Inner Company: Use Passion and Perseverance to Build Your Ideal Business

Unleash Your Inner Company provides an innovative, proven, step-by-step process for anyone who aspires to start and grow their own business. Author John Chisholm—president of the worldwide MIT Alumni Association—brings an insider’s view that distills three decades of successful, serial entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley. His book combines practical principles, entertaining anecdotes, deep insights, challenging exercises, and illuminating graphics to guide the reader in conceiving, designing, building, testing, and scaling up the ideal business for them.

Many books address passion in startups; only this book shows how to turn passion and perseverance into a loop of increasingly positive results. Aspiring entrepreneurs have more resources than they realize; Unleash Your Inner Company helps them discover those advantages.

The Defiant Governess (Lessons in Love, Book 1)

 Historical Romance > Regency
Author: Andrea Pickens

Regularly $3.99, Today $0.99
The Defiant Governess (Lessons in Love, Book 1)

When the high-spirited Lady Jane Stanhope finds herself facing a marriage ordered by her father, she flees home, disguises herself as “Plain Jane” and lands a governess position to the ward of the reclusive Marquess of Saybrook.

Winning the love of the shy little ward is easy. Sparking arguments between herself and the mysterious Saybrook is delightful fun. But both are putting her heart in danger.

Now she’s caught between desire and her deception, for the most a titled lord can offer to a mere governess is ruin.

A State of Jane

 Women’s Fiction > Humor
Author: Meredith Schorr

Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99
A State of Jane

Jane Frank is ready to fall in love.

It’s been a year since her long term relationship ended and far too long since the last time she was kissed. With the LSAT coming up she needs to find a long term boyfriend (or husband) before acing law school and becoming a partner at her father’s law firm.

There’s just one problem: All the guys in New York are flakes. They seemingly drop off the face of the earth with no warning and no explanation.

Should she join her best friend Marissa in singlehood, making cupcakes and watching True Blood? Or should she follow her co-worker Andrew’s advice and turn the game back on those who’ve scorned her?

Rose’s Hope (Heartland Romance)

 Romance > Contemporary
Author: Sandra Wilkins

Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99
Rose's Hope (Heartland Romance)

When Rose Dennis begins her first job at B & B Mercantile in the winter of 1906, she befriends a handsome widower, Owen Emerson, his baby, Hope, and a dashing man named Richard Dobbs.  Both men recently moved to Shawnee in Oklahoma Territory, and she is drawn to each of them. Circumstances change and Rose takes care of Hope full time.  She soon loves the little baby, but she hesitates to have any feelings for Owen because he seems to be in deep mourning.  Richard, on the other hand, is accommodating in every way and seems almost too good to be true. Which man loves her?  Which man will only betray her?  Her good friends, Ada and Gwen, try to help her make this important decision, but Rose knows only she can be the one to resolve her dilemma.  With which man should she put all of her hopes and dreams?

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