Free Kindle books & bargains for Thursday, January 19, 2017

Critical Vulnerability (An Aroostine Higgins Novel Book 1)

 Technothrillers
Author: Melissa F. Miller
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Critical Vulnerability (An Aroostine Higgins Novel Book 1)

Governments, hospitals, and industry use computerized industrial control systems to remotely monitor and control elevators, electricity, alarms, surveillance systems, and more. It’s convenient and efficient. And potentially deadly.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Aroostine Higgins put her personal life on hold to join the Department of Justice’s elite Criminal Division. Now she’s prosecuting two men accused of attempting to bribe a foreign government official.

But everything’s going wrong.

Her pretrial motion vanishes from the federal court’s electronic docketing system. Her apartment catches fire. Routine dental surgery turns into a near-death experience.

Terminal Justice

 Thrillers & Suspense > Crime
Author: Lyle Howard
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Terminal Justice: Mystery and Suspense Crime Thriller

Most terminally ill patients spend their last days and hours sharing that most precious of time with their family and friends.

In Lyle Howard’s new pulse-pounding thriller, TERMINAL JUSTICE, terminally ill patients spend their last few hours tracking down murderers and felons who have walked free on technicalities or horrible miscarriages of justice. Then, the patients become violent avengers – killing the murderers in explosive suicide bombings.

A mafia kingpin, a homicidal televangelist, and a handful of others. . .none of these acquitted transgressors are safe from the explosive retribution of the evil mastermind behind this brand of terminal justice!

When Gabe Mitchell, an ex-police detective, who himself has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, is enlisted by the mysterious organization responsible for the suicide bombings, he will have to chose pulling the trigger on his own suicide bomb, or risking everything to expose the deadly conspiracy.

A Longtime (and at one point Illegal) Crush

 Romantic Comedy
Author: Janette Rallison, CJ Hill
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A Longtime (and at one point Illegal) Crush

From the day Elsie’s big brother brought his friend Kye McBride over to their house, Elsie adored him. When she was eight she secretly blew kisses to him. When she was twelve she sat on the stairs, unnoticed, and watched him escort another girl to prom. When she was a senior in high school, she walked into math class and found out he was her new math teacher.

With that much emotion fueling her, things were bound to go wrong. And they did. Elsie not only spent the last two weeks of school avoiding him, she turned avoiding-Kye-at-all-costs into her life-long philosophy.

Now three years have passed and Elsie has come home for her brother’s wedding. She’s got to face Kye-–hopefully without getting crushed again.

Bias Cut

 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Morgan Richter
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Bias Cut

Burned out and bitter after a string of disappointments, Nicola Strozyk takes a short-term gig assisting Laurie Sparks, the design world’s reigning enfant terrible. Barely in his twenties, Laurie has built himself an empire that encompasses a chic Manhattan boutique and a role on an obnoxious reality series. Part worldly sophisticate and part cheerful scatterbrain, Laurie is beautiful and extravagant; at nearly twice his age, Nicola is jaded and resolutely unglamorous. As Laurie’s burgeoning fame threatens to overwhelm him, Nicola finds herself struggling to keep him on solid ground.

When Laurie becomes obsessed with tracking down the designer of a mysterious coat, he drags Nicola along on a champagne-fueled quest that takes them from the New York catwalks to glittery Hollywood parties and swanky suites in Paris hotels.

The Little Pink Pill: Perception can be a tricky thing

 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: K. L. Smith
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The Little Pink Pill: Perception can be a tricky thing

….The world can be a scary place to navigate when you’re brain damaged.
Even scarier when you aren’t entirely sure what you might have done during a blackout while your alternate personality is running around in your body.
My wife calls him ‘The other one’.
If you can’t trust your own eyes or the people around you, sometimes it pays to take a leap of faith. I have, I stopped taking my little pink pill. I wonder what will happen?…

Flynn was on a bus in London that was attacked by a suicide bomber. He lost his fingers in the explosion and gained left frontal lobe damage to his brain, leading to violent mood swings, blackouts, suicidal thoughts, and psychopathic tendencies.

The Mark Taylor Series: Books One and Two: Psychological Thrillers

 Thrillers & Suspense > Supernatural
Author: M. P. McDonald
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The Mark Taylor Series: Books One and Two: Psychological Thrillers

Mark Taylor knows his actions scream guilty–but he was only trying to stop the horrible terrorist attack. Instead, the government labels him an enemy combatant and throws him in the brig with no rights, no trial, and no way to prove his innocence.

Mark’s just a regular guy–a photographer–who finds himself in an extraordinary situation when an antique camera he buys at a dusty Afghanistan bazaar produces photographs of future tragedies. When he discovers that he can prevent the events in the photos from occurring, he can’t live with the guilt if he doesn’t try to stop the tragedies.

When he sees September 11th, his efforts fail when no one listens to his frantic warnings. Then he learns that being an ‘enemy combatant’ means the government can do anything they want to him. Anything at all.

Breaking the Darkness: Taken

 Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
Author: Felicia Starr
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Breaking the Darkness: Taken

Opening her eyes to an imposing prison of complete darkness, Kasha is accused of possessing powers and abilities she had no previous knowledge of. Haunted by memories strung together by lies and deceit, she soon discovers that maybe her beloved grandmother kept many secrets. Secrets that could be her salvation… or her undoing.

As she struggles to control her newfound powers, only time will tell if they will be enough to help her decipher who has imprisoned her or what they want from her. She must search for the answers and the freedom she so desperately desires. Could a handsome man who vows to help her get away prove to be the man of her dreams… or perhaps her worst nightmare?

Not knowing who to trust, she must find a way to escape before she pays the ultimate price and finds herself taken by the darkness.

Casting Stones: Stones Duet #1

 Romance > Contemporary
Author: L.M. Carr
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Casting Stones: Stones Duet #1

Choices. We all make them. Some are impulsive, made without a second thought while others are careful, planned from beginning to end. Either way, one thing remains true —every choice has a consequence.

Shane Davis is good man; a misunderstood one, but a good man nonetheless. Faced with an unexpected and devastating event, a choice was made which left him wounded and rather cynical.

Black or white, right or wrong, good or bad is how Shane Davis now perceives the world…until a certain blonde attracts his attention and changes everything.
Or does she?

A Duke of Her Own

 Historical Romance
Author: Lorraine Heath
Regularly $6.99, Today $3.49

A Duke of Her Own

Lady Louisa longs to marry for passion and love—

but will she find happiness in the arms of the duke?

No One Heard Her Scream (No One Series)

 Romance > Mystery & Suspense
Author: Jordan Dane
Regularly $5.99, Today $1.99

No One Heard Her Scream (No One Series)

Burdened by Grief, She Hunts a Killer

They never found her sister’s body, but Detective Rebecca Montgomery knows her murderer is still out there. In the five months since Danielle went missing, there have been two more brutal abductions. A savage menace stalks the women of San Antonio, and the relentless detective will do anything to find him.

And a Seductive Stranger Shadows Her Every Move

But her latest case—the discovery of a young woman’s remains inside the wall of a burned-down theater—plunges Rebecca from her grief into a brand-new nightmare.

That One Night (That One Series Book 1)

 Romance > Contemporary
Author: Josie Wright, Kari Ayasha, Anja Pfister
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That One Night (That One Series Book 1)

All it takes is just one moment to change the course of your life. For me, it was one perfect night.
I have always had a thing for my brother’s best friend, Ben. When I found him on my parents’ couch, drowning his sorrows in a whiskey bottle, my attempts to comfort him quickly turned into a night of raw and intense passion.
My foolish heart hoped he might feel the same way I do.
But Ben wasn’t there to stay and I woke up the next morning alone with a broken heart.
I attempted to forget the guy with a smile to die for and a touch that sets me on fire.
I thought I was over him.
I thought he was gone forever.

Smooth Talker: Trail of Death

 Biographies & Memoirs > True Crime
Author: Steve Jackson
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Smooth Talker: Trail of Death

One morning in July 1974, Anita Andrews, the owner and bartender at Fagiani’s Cocktail Lounge in Napa, California was found dead in her bar–raped, beaten, and stabbed to death in a bloody frenzy. She’d last been seen alive the night before talking to a drifter who sat at the end of the bar, playing cards and flirting with her. But the stranger, along with Anita’s Cadillac, had disappeared. Unable to locate a suspect, police investigators sadly watched the case grow cold over the years.

Meanwhile a month after Anita’s murder, young Michele Wallace, was driving down a road in the mountains near Crested Butte, Colorado, when she gave two stranded motorists, Chuck Matthews and a man named Roy, a ride. Dropping Matthews off at a bar in Gunnison, she agreed to take “Roy” to his truck.

Spelled (The Storymakers Book 1)

 Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
Author: Betsy Schow
Regularly $9.99, Today $0.99

Spelled (The Storymakers Book 1)

Fairy Tale Survival Rule #32: If you find yourself at the mercy of a wicked witch, sing a romantic ballad and wait for your Prince Charming to save the day.

Yeah, no thanks. Dorthea is completely princed out. Sure being the crown princess of Emerald has its perks—like Glenda Original ball gowns and Hans Christian Louboutin heels. But a forced marriage to the not-so-charming prince Kato is so not what Dorthea had in mind for her enchanted future.

First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson Book 1)

 Mystery > Private Investigators
Author: Darynda Jones
Regularly $6.99, Today $1.99

First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson Book 1)

Charley sees dead people. That’s right, she sees dead people. And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light.” But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e., murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she’s been having about an Entity who has been following her all her life…and it turns out he might not be dead after all. In fact, he might be something else entirely.

This is a thrilling debut novel from Darynda Jones, an exciting newcomer to the world of paranormal romantic suspense.

The Comfort of Favorite Things (A Hope Springs Novel Book 5)

 Romance > Contemporary
Author: Alison Kent
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The Comfort of Favorite Things (A Hope Springs Novel Book 5)

When Dakota and Thea reunite in Hope Springs after a decade apart, their love might pass the test of time…

No matter how many years Dakota Keller has spent trying, he can’t outrun his past, so when a private investigator tells him his sister needs him, he travels to the small Texas town of Hope Springs to start a new life with the support of his siblings. When he arrives to do a routine construction job at the town’s new espresso bar, he’s shocked to discover that the owner is Thea Clark—the girl he couldn’t resist in high school and whose memory kept him sane in prison.

Time Is the Simplest Thing

 Science Fiction > Time Travel
Author: Clifford D. Simak
Regularly $7.99, Today $1.99

Time Is the Simplest Thing

Space travel has been abandoned in the twenty-second century. It is deemed too dangerous, expensive, and inconvenient—and now the all-powerful Fishhook company holds the monopoly on interstellar exploration for commercial gain. Their secret is the use of “parries,” human beings with the remarkable telepathic ability to expand their minds throughout the universe. On what should have been a routine assignment, however, loyal Fishhook employee Shepherd Blaine is inadvertently implanted with a copy of an alien consciousness, becoming something more than human. Now he’s a company pariah, forced to flee the safe confines of the Fishhook complex.

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