Free Kindle books & bargains for Thursday, August 27, 2015

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Stolen

 Thrillers & Suspense > Crime
Author: Rebecca Muddiman

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Stolen

When Abby Henshaw is brutally attacked by two strangers in the countryside, her first thought is for the safety of her baby daughter, Beth. But what follows is a mother’s worst nightmare: Beth is gone and Abby’s world collapses around her. As DI Michael Gardner begins to investigate Abby and her family, he discovers lives built on secrets and betrayals. Under pressure from his bosses to find the missing child and to unearth the truth, Gardner finds himself struggling to stay emotionally removed from the case, and from Abby herself. After the authorities finally shelve their investigation, Abby receives a message telling her where she can find her daughter. But how can she convince those around her that the girl really is Beth when they are the very people she knows least? A gripping and haunting debut, Stolen is a richly imagined psychological thriller from an exciting new talent in crime writing.

Deep Dixie

 Romantic Comedy
Author: Annie Jones

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Deep Dixie

Dixie is in deep. Suddenly left with the family business, which her whole small town depends upon, in addition to her role as caregiver of her eccentric older relative, she soon realizes she had become the keeper of a long held family secret! She doesn’t think she can handle it all, until a handsome single dad shows up with a claim he is meant to be her new business partner. Romance, relatives and discovering the role of family in making you who you are show Dixie sometimes the strongest thing you can do is ask for help

The End of Me (The Single Lady Spy Series Book 1)

 Romantic Comedy
Author: Tara Brown

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The End of Me (The Single Lady Spy Series Book 1)

Ten years ago Evie Evans left behind a dangerous job to be a mother and a wife.
Now widowed and left to raise her children alone, Evie is prepared for anything.
Well, almost anything.
There are actually two things she isn’t prepared for at all.
The first being a sexy young man named Coop, a CI operative who is thrust into her world as her protector and handler. The other is an arms dealer named Servario, who the military has decided she must gain the trust of.
But the world she left behind has changed and unfortunately, so has Evie. The minivan-driving mother of two couldn’t be further from the woman she once was and she doesn’t have time to catch up.

A Risk Worth Taking (Grayson County Book 1)

 Romance > Contemporary
Author: Heather Hildenbrand

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A Risk Worth Taking (Grayson County Book 1)

When 22-year-old Summer Stafford’s parents split halfway through her senior year at college, Summer’s world is rocked. Everything she thought she knew—heck, everything she thought she wanted for her own life—feels like a lie. The truth is love is a risk.

Reeling from the divorce, Summer derails her own future by giving up her lifelong plans for a big-city career. She moves back home, business degree in hand. Dad needs her to fill the gaps her mother left behind; Summer needs to find who she is outside of the cookie-cutter life that failed so miserably for her parents.

Ford O’Neal’s future involves one person: himself. He doesn’t have a permanent address and he definitely doesn’t commit. To a place or a person. Raised by hippies, he plans just far enough ahead to secure his next stop, this one landing him at a work-study program at Heritage Plantation where he can grow his own herbal and medicinal creations.

Doubles

 Young Adult > Romance > Contemporary
Author: Melissa Simonson

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Doubles

Cameron is twenty-one and drunk when she’s abducted after a homecoming party. She doesn’t know where she is, why this has happened to her, or anything about her new cellmate, Colin. She has time to figure it all out though—nothing but time.

Amy, Cameron’s twin, doesn’t think much of her sister’s disappearance. She’s got her own life to contend with. Since Cam has gone missing, Amy’s been the glue holding her family together, but she’s not bulletproof, and she can’t shake the feeling that she’s being watched.

Sam has too much anger, a penchant for blondes, and a fondness for voyeurism and electromagnetic shock. He’s good at hiding—not even his wife knows he’s a monster dressed in janitor’s clothing. Maybe that’s why he’s gotten away with his dark desires for so long.

Larkspur, or A Necromancer’s Romance (Larkspur Series vol. 1; Clandestina)

 Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: V. M. Jaskiernia

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Larkspur, or A Necromancer's Romance (Larkspur Series vol. 1; Clandestina)

Childhood love, forbidden magic, and a goddess of death.

A romance is reignited when Pierre Salvador returns to court, now a surgeon and ready to take up his duties as duc. But his love, family, and friends are unaware of his dealings with Mora, the Lady of Death. Striving to know all the physical and mystical means of controlling life, and ending it, he became a suitor to the daimon in return for her knowledge and power. With one final task he will master necrocræft, but will Mora let him go?

Dawn of the Morning (Xist Classics)

 Christian Fiction > Romance > Classics
Author: Grace Livingston Hill

Regularly $0.99, Today $0.10
Dawn of the Morning (Xist Classics)

A wholesome Christian romance from Grace Livingston Hill.

Dawn Rensselaer is a runaway bride, fleeing a husband she was tricked into marrying. But is she also running away from love? Grace Livingston Hill is the beloved author of more than 100 books. Read and enjoyed by millions, her wholesome stories contain adventure, romance, and the heartwarming triumphs of people faced with the problems of life and love.

Dawn of the Morning tells the story of Dawn Rensselaer’s journey to find love on her own terms.

The Girl on the Train: A Novel

 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Paula Hawkins

Regularly $6.99, Today $1.99
The Girl on the Train: A Novel

A debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people’s lives.

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.

And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?

Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

 Social Psychology & Interactions
Author: Charles Duhigg

Regularly $7.99, Today $1.99
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

In The Power of Habit, Pulitzer Prize–winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential. At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

Gone Girl: A Novel

 Thrillers & Suspense > Crime > Kidnapping
Author: Gillian Flynn

Regularly $4.99, Today $1.99
Gone Girl: A Novel

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)

 Action & Adventure > Fantasy
Author: George R. R. Martin

Regularly $4.99, Today $1.99
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)

Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. To the south, the king’s powers are failing—his most trusted adviser dead under mysterious circumstances and his enemies emerging from the shadows of the throne. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the frozen land they were born to. Now Lord Eddard Stark is reluctantly summoned to serve as the king’s new Hand, an appointment that threatens to sunder not only his family but the kingdom itself.

Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison

 Biographies & Memoirs > Women
Author: Piper Kerman

Regularly $5.99, Today $1.99
Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison

With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years before. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the well-heeled Smith College alumna is now inmate #11187–424—one of the millions of people who disappear “down the rabbit hole” of the American penal system. From her first strip search to her final release, Kerman learns to navigate this strange world with its strictly enforced codes of behavior and arbitrary rules. She meets women from all walks of life, who surprise her with small tokens of generosity, hard words of wisdom, and simple acts of acceptance. Heartbreaking, hilarious, and at times enraging, Kerman’s story offers a rare look into the lives of women in prison—why it is we lock so many away and what happens to them when they’re there.

Tales From the Radiation Age

 Science Fiction > Military
Author: Jason Sheehan

Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99
Tales From the Radiation Age

In a post-apocalyptic America that has shattered into a hundred perpetually warring fiefdoms, anyone with a loud voice and a doomsday weapon can be king (and probably has been). Duncan Archer—con man, carpetbagger, survivor—has found a way to somehow successfully navigate the end of the world, with its giant killer robots, radioactive mutants, mad scientists, rampant nanotechnology, armed gangs, sea monsters, and 101 unpleasant ways to die.

But when he meets Captain James Barrow, a former OSS agent and the most wanted man in the world, Duncan finds himself a reluctant hero caught up in a whole new level of weird, rollicking adventure…

And the second most wanted man in the world.

The Lost Ark

 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: J.R. Rain

Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99
The Lost Ark

In a lonely bar in eastern Turkey, ex-National Geographic photojournalist Sam Ward is hired to find an eccentric professor who disappeared high atop Mount Ararat, fabled resting spot of Noah’s Ark.

Accompanied by the professor’s beautiful daughter, archaeologist Faye Roberts, Sam soon stumbles upon a secret stronghold—a base of operation for unleashing hell of earth.

Now running for their lives, Sam and company are about to come face-to-face with the greatest archaeological discovery of all time….

The Grail Quest

 Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
Author: J.R. Rain

Regularly $4.99, Today $1.99
The Grail Quest

Plagued by months of persistent dreams of King Arthur, Merlin and the Holy Grail, mystery novelist James Dupree finally sets out to England to understand the meaning behind his nightly visions.

Upon arriving in Glastonbury, a locale deeply connected to stories of Camelot, Avalon and the Knights of the Round Table, James quickly discovers that not all is as it seems in this quaint little town. There’s a raven-haired girl dying of a rare lung disease, knights with swords, and perhaps strangest of all is the man who emerges from the forest…a man who just might be the greatest king Britain has ever seen.

At once inspiring and pulse-pounding, THE GRAIL QUEST is for anyone who dares to dream—and dares to slay dragons.

Meant for You (Montgomery Brothers Book 5)

 Literary Fiction > Romance
Author: Samantha Chase

Regularly $7.99, Today $1.99
Meant for You (Montgomery Brothers Book 5)

She dares to dream…
Summer Montgomery wants to be taken seriously almost as much as she wants her brother’s best friend, Ethan. But with a long resume of seemingly random career choices and a protective brother on watch, those things are nothing more than pipe dreams…

Does he dare to try?
Ethan Reed would like nothing more than to live by his own rules. Not wanting to disappoint his best friend Zach, or any of the Montgomerys, Ethan’s had to push his long-denied feelings for Summer aside. But it only takes one night away from watchful eyes to make impossible dreams come true…

A Pig in Provence: Good Food and Simple Pleasures in the South of France

 Biographies & Memoirs
Author: Georgeanne Brennan

Regularly $12.99, Today $1.99
A Pig in Provence: Good Food and Simple Pleasures in the South of France

From the publisher of Under the Tuscan Sun comes another extraordinary memoir of a woman embarking on a new life—this time in the South of France. Thirty years ago, James Beard Award-winning author Georgeanne Brennan set out to realize the dream of a peaceful, rural existence en Provence. She and her husband, with their young daughter in tow, bought a small farmhouse with a little land, and a few goats and pigs and so began a life-affirming journey. Filled with delicious recipes and local color, this evocative and passionate memoir describes her life cooking and living in the Provenal tradition.

Into the Wild

 Biographies & Memoirs > Travelers & Explorers
Author: Jon Krakauer

Regularly $7.99, Today $1.99
Into the Wild

In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter.  How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild.

Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir.  In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his  cash.  He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and , unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented.  Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away.  Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild.

Hearts at Stake (The Drake Chronicles Book 1)

 Children’s Books > Action & Adventure
Author: Alyxandra Harvey

Regularly $7.99, Today $3.99
Hearts at Stake (The Drake Chronicles Book 1)

On Solange’s sixteenth birthday, she is going to wake up dead. As if that’s not bad enough, she also has to outwit her seven overprotective older brothers, avoid the politics involved with being the only daughter born to an ancient vampire dynasty, and elude Kieran Black-agent of an anti-vampire league who is searching for his father’s killer and is intent on staking Solange and her entire family.

Luckily she has her own secret weapon-her human best friend Lucy-who is willing to defend Solange’s right to a normal life, whether she’s being smothered by her well-intentioned brothers or abducted by a power-hungry queen. Two unlikely alliances are formed in a race to save Solange’s eternal life-Lucy and Solange’s brother Nicholas, and Solange and Kieran Black-in a dual romance that is guaranteed to jump start any romance-lover’s heart.

Even fans of the genre who’ve seen it all will find a fresh read with kick-butt characters and family dynamics that ring true for all brothers and sisters-vampire or otherwise.

The Sarah Roberts Series Vol. 4-6

 Horror > Occult
Author: Jonas Saul

Regularly $9.99, Today $0.99
The Sarah Roberts Series Vol. 4-6

Meet Elmore Ackerman. He idolizes Sarah Roberts from afar, and has done so for more than five years. He has studied her pictures, memorized her news clippings and now waits in the dark for the day when he can make Sarah his hostage.

A steel cage waits for Sarah, where Elmore has practiced what he will do to her. The other girls he has practiced with now lay discarded, buried about his property. He keeps their fingernails and toenails to roll between his teeth, to savor their strength, to feel the nails weaken and give in, just as his victims do.

Elmore has a plan for Sarah, and she walks right into his trap. Sarah Roberts is his hostage and no one knows where they are. In Sarah Roberts Book Four, The Hostage, Sarah is in a fight not just for her freedom, but also her life.

The Abduction of Lilly Waters

 Mystery > Police Procedurals
Author: T.M. Novak, Latisha Wood

Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99
The Abduction of Lilly Waters

Beth never anticipated her life would end up like it did. The last beating she received at the hands of her boyfriend threw her over the edge. She had to escape him, so she fled taking her daughter Lilly with her. She didn’t know where she’d go, but she didn’t care. All she could manage to think about was the safety of her unborn child and her daughter Lilly.

The frequent stops the mother and daughter had to make were uneventful until Beth pulled into a Diner in Moore, Oklahoma where her daughter Lilly was taken by unseen hands.

Detective’s Daniel Prescott and Frank Martinez head the investigation trying relentlessly to solve the case before it’s too late. These days, when children are taken it’s a unified frenzy to find them. In this case, every lead turns up empty and every turn they take reveals a clue they couldn’t have anticipated. The detectives aren’t quite sure where to turn or who to trust; even the mother herself is a prime suspect.

Pain Management: Change Your Posture Change Your Life

 Diseases & Physical Ailments > Pain Management
Author: Greg Parry, Beran Parry

Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99
Pain Management: Change Your Posture Change Your Life (Get Pain Free) Your Pain Release Book: (10 Days to Revolutionise and Free Your Posture)Your Cure for Chronic Neck/Back Pain

A groundbreaking revolution in using posture to manage stress, tension and negative behaviour in one simple manual. The methods reflect cutting edge research in behavioural techniques and ancient insights into the best and most natural ways to release stress and transform your posture, attitude and perception.

Easy to follow, dramatically simple to do, a must-have handy guide for busy people everywhere.

Relieving pain is one of the primary goals of changing your posture and The Change Your Posture, Change Your Life workbook is designed to help you do just that. Safely, naturally, organically, effectively.

Are you stressed? Do you need relief from neck pain? Would you like to release pain from your back and shoulders?
A revolutionary method to release your pain, manage stress, reduce tension and negative behaviour in one simple manual.

Pandora’s Temple (The Blaine McCracken Novels Book 10)

 Thrillers
Author: Jon Land

Regularly $7.99, Today $2.48
Pandora's Temple (The Blaine McCracken Novels Book 10)

Rogue special-operations agent McCracken has never been shy about answering the call, and this time it comes in the aftermath of a deepwater oil rig disaster that claims the life of a onetime member of his commando unit. The remnants of the rig and its missing crew lead him to the inescapable conclusion that one of the most mysterious and deadly forces in the universe is to blame: dark matter, both a limitless source of potential energy and an unimaginably destructive weapon.
Joining forces again with his trusty sidekick, Johnny Wareagle, McCracken races to stop two deadly enemies who want the dark matter at all costs. A powerful energy magnate and the leader of a Japanese doomsday cult both seek the ultimate prize for their own nefarious reasons, and McCracken and Wareagle’s mission to defeat them takes the duo on a nonstop journey across the world and thousands of years into the past where the truth lies in the ancient Pandora’s Temple, built to safeguard the world’s most powerful weapon.

Wonder

 Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life
Author: R. J. Palacio

Regularly $6.99, Today $1.99
Wonder

August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.

By Cook or by Crook (A Five-Ingredient Mystery Book 1)

 Mystery > Women Sleuths
Author: Maya Corrigan

Regularly $7.59, Today $2.39
By Cook or by Crook (A Five-Ingredient Mystery Book 1)

Take one burned-out city girl. Add a crusty codger, a pinch of gossip, and a dash of romance. Stir in a generous helping of murder and you’ve got the ingredients for one truly delicious mystery. . .Haunted by the car accident that ended her career as a cookbook publicist, Val Deniston has traded in the chaos of New York City for a quieter life near the Chesapeake Bay. Living with her curmudgeonly grandfather in the tourist town of Bayport is hardly glamorous, but she enjoys working at the Cool Down Café at the local fitness club, and she finally has time to work on her long-planned cookbook. But when one of the club’s patrons is found dead, she’ll have to cook up a scheme to find the killer. As the number of suspects rises like crabs in a bucket, it’s out of the pan and into the fire for Val. If she can’t find the culprit soon, she might as well be chum in the water. . .

Lady of Milkweed Manor

 Christian Fiction > Romance > Historical
Author: Julie Klassen

Regularly $14.99, Today $1.99
Lady of Milkweed Manor

As Charlotte drew closer to the looming grey edifice that was to become her temporary home, she could not help but notice the secretive shuttered windows. Then she noticed the milkweeds…

Even a proper vicar’s daughter can make a mistake–and now Charlotte Lamb must pay a high price for her fall. To avoid the prying eyes of all who know her, she hides herself away in London’s forbidding “Milkweed Manor,” a place of mystery and lore, of old secrets and new birth.

But once there, she comes face to face with a suitor from her past–a man who now hides secrets of his own. Both are determined, with God’s help, to protect those they love. But neither can imagine the depth of sacrifice that will be required.

Sprinkled with fascinating details about the lives of women in Regency England, Lady of Milkweed Manor is a moving romantic drama about the redemption of past failings and the beauty of sacrificial love.

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