Free Kindle books & bargains for Friday, May 19, 2017

The Husband Maker (The Husband Maker, Book 1)

 Romance > Contemporary
Author: Karey White
FREE

The Husband Maker (The Husband Maker, Book 1)

Charlotte’s a girl with nicknames. She may not love being called Charles or Chuck, but the hardest nickname to take is the one she was given in college, the one that’s followed her now for too many years. They call her “the husband maker” and sadly, it fits. Every guy she’s dated since high school has gone on to marry the next girl they date. Not two or three girls down the road. The very next one.
Is she doing something wrong or is she just cursed?

Pirate’s Bride (Liberty’s Ladies Book 1)

 Historical Romance
Author: Lynette Vinet
FREE

Pirate's Bride (Liberty's Ladies Book 1)

Young Bethlyn Talbot, daughter of the Earl of Dunsmoor, is forced into an arranged marriage with brash colonial Ian Briston, who abandons her after the wedding ceremony. Seven years later, Bethlyn has blossomed into a beautiful and alluring young woman, with a husband in name only.

Wishing for the marriage to be annulled or force her errant husband to make her his wife in all ways, Bethlyn leaves England for America on one of her father’s ships. But when the ship is captured by the infamous American privateer, Captain Hawk, he mistakes her for a prostitute.

Witchy Tales (Wicked Witches of the Midwest Fantasy Book 1)

Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
Author: Amanda M. Lee
FREE

Witchy Tales: A Wicked Witches of the Midwest Fairy Tale (Wicked Witches of the Midwest Fantasy Book 1)

Look out Hemlock Cove, Aunt Tillie is on a rampage. What else is new, right?
She’s determined to move her wine business to the next level, and she needs twenty-four hours of peace and quiet to do it.
There’s only one thing standing in her way. Well, make that a whole family of obstacles … and one ticked-off FBI agent.
When cousins Bay, Clove and Thistle vow to stop their great-aunt’s wine endeavor in its tracks, Aunt Tillie is forced to come up with a unique solution. In order to keep her great-nieces out of her hair, she curses them into a book of fairy tales.
Of course, because it’s Aunt Tillie, these aren’t normal fairy tales. They’re the fairy tales she created – with a little inspiration from the classics.

Bite & Release

 Women’s Fiction > Romance
Author: Cory Cyr
FREE

Bite & Release

Ryan Chase left Fairbanks, Alaska, when she was 21 years old to pursue her dream of becoming an actress. Somewhere along the way her dreams of stardom crashed and burned, along with her life.

Thirteen years later she is forced to return to Fairbanks because her unforgiving and emotionally-distant father has suddenly died. Ryan seizes the opportunity to not only escape her abusive husband but to be able to attend her best friend’s wedding. What could go wrong? It’s only Fairbanks, Alaska…
While wishing she was anywhere but her father’s funeral and wake, Ryan is struck senseless by a stunning, drop-dead gorgeous man.

The KEYS to my Diary ~ Fern

 Romantic Comedy
Author: Ann Omasta
FREE

The KEYS to my Diary ~ Fern

Hi, there! Would YOU like to take a peek in my diary?

Wait, we haven’t been introduced. My name is Fern, and by some wonderful stroke of good luck, I live in the beautiful, tropical Florida Keys.

My life is wacky, often wild, and always entertaining. From my love-hate relationship with the book, The Secret, to my encounters with cursing parrots and skittering crabs, the summations of my offbeat life will make you wish you were around to laugh with me.

I treat my diary like my best friend as I openly write about my hopes and dreams, my thoughts and fears, and my triumphs and embarrassments. This is a particularly exciting year because I finally meet the man of my dreams! Or is he?

Firstborn – Legacy Book 1

 Horror > Dark Fantasy
Author: Ryan Attard
FREE

Firstborn - Legacy Book 1 (Legacy Series)

Meet Erik Ashendale: wizard and monster hunter extraordinaire.

Cursed from birth with extraordinary healing abilities, at the cost of actual use of magic, Erik rids the city from all that goes bump in the night, sometimes with the help of his demonic talking cat.

But now Erik is in for the fight of his life. Seven ancient sources of power have been corrupted and taken the form of demons, the Seven Deadly Sins. One of them, Lust, is after a young succubus and Erik finds himself having to protect her.
To make matters worse, the angels have strong-armed their way into our plane, hunting for this mega demon.

How can one man survive in a struggle against gods and the primordial forces of the universe?

Dirty Daughter

 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: JB Duvane
FREE

Dirty Daughter

For the last eight years Dr. Max has been my mother’s psychologist … and her lover. But now that she’s out of the way, I’m going to make him mine.

Emily

All my mother ever did was use Max.
Trading her own pathetic version of love to get her prescription drug fix.
I saw the way he used to look at me.
I know he wants me.
I’m a woman now…
and that bitch is finally out of my way.
So I’m taking what’s mine.
Look out, Dr. Max…
I’m coming.

Blackout (Kat Bronsky)

 Technothrillers
Author: John J. Nance
Regularly $9.99, Today $0.99

Blackout (Kat Bronsky)

FBI agent Kat Bronsky uncovers a conspiracy to send planes falling from the sky in this riveting thriller from New York Times–bestselling author John J. Nance.

A Boeing/McDonnell-Douglas MD-11 jetliner crashes into the Gulf of Mexico a mile inside Cuban waters, killing all three hundred and twenty passengers onboard. The last three minutes on the plane’s cockpit voice and data recorders have been erased. Was this a massive mechanical failure or an act of terrorism?

At an air terrorism conference, FBI agent Kat Bronsky learns Washington Post reporter Robert McCabe has received frightening information about the MD-11 crash from a source that mysteriously disappeared. When another airliner goes down after its pilots are flash-blinded midflight, Bronsky and McCabe find themselves at the center of what might be a deadly government cover-up.

The Book of James

 Mystery > Women Sleuths
Author: Ellen J. Green
Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99

The Book of James

After a devastating car accident, Nick whispers his last words to his wife, Mackenzie: “As soon as they know I’m dead, they’ll come after you.”

Frightened and bewildered, Mackenzie travels to Philadelphia for the reading of her late husband’s will. To her shock, she learns that Nick’s mother, Cora, is not dead as he always claimed—rather, she is living as a recluse in the family’s gloomy nineteenth-century mansion. Desperate to understand why her husband lied to her for so many years, Mackenzie accepts Cora’s invitation to stay as her guest.

The Zuni Cafe Cookbook: A Compendium of Recipes and Cooking Lessons from San Francisco’s Beloved Restaurant

 Cookbooks, Food & Wine > U.S. Regional > West
Author: Judy Rodgers, Gerald Asher
Regularly $40.00, Today $1.99

The Zuni Cafe Cookbook: A Compendium of Recipes and Cooking Lessons from San Francisco's Beloved Restaurant: A Compendium of Recipes and Cooking Lessons from San Francisco's Beloved Restaurant

For twenty-four years, in an odd and intimate warren of rooms, San Franciscans of every variety have come to the Zuni Café with high expectations and have rarely left disappointed.

Judy Rodgers, chef-owner of San Francisco’s Zuni Cafe, has produced a true classic with The Zuni Cafe Cookbook. This book gives the cook and the reader two accessible temptations: to read from cover to cover, and to cook from cover to cover. One of the great voices in food writing today, Judy Rodgers truly stands shoulder-to-shoulder with any of the master food writers who have preceded and influenced her. Her writing is as delicious as the famous Zuni Roast Chicken with Bread Salad, as simple and elegant as the Zuni Cafe Caesar Salad.While firmly anchored in the food sentiments of California, Rodgers explores the honest cuisine généreuse of France, Tuscany, Umbria, Sicily, Catalonia, and Greece.

California Gold: A Novel

 Historical Fiction
Author: John Jakes
Regularly $9.99, Today $0.99

California Gold: A Novel

At the height of California’s Gold Rush, men left everything behind for the chance at striking it rich. Now, some thirty years after its peak, gold fever still entices adventurous Easterners like James Macklin Chance to the western frontier. A wanderer and a nobody, James is drawn to California by the dream of lasting wealth—a dream so powerful he’ll stop at nothing to see it through. In the enthralling style that has led millions to love his work, John Jakes captures the ambition and energy of California’s pioneers.

Belles on Their Toes

 Humor > Parenting & Families
Author: Frank B. Gilbreth, Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
Regularly $14.99, Today $2.51

Belles on Their Toes

In this delightful memoir by the authors of Cheaper by the Dozen, the twelve Gilbreth children cope with the loss of their father as they grow up together.

With twelve kids, life at the Gilbreth house has always been a big project. But after their father passes away, there are more challenges than ever. And yet, with the irrepressible blend of humor and good cheer characteristic of one of the most beloved families in America, the Gilbreths happily rise to every occasion and find a way to keep it all together.

With the clan struggling to make ends meet, everyone has to pitch in. As their resourceful mother works to keep the family business running without Dad, the kids tackle the adventures of raising themselves and running a household.

A Case of Need: A Novel

 Thrillers > Medical
Author: Michael Crichton, Jeffery Hudson
Regularly $6.99, Today $1.99

A Case of Need: A Novel

In the tightly knit world of Boston medicine, the Randall family reigns supreme. When heart surgeon J. D. Randall’s teenage daughter dies during a botched abortion, the medical community threatens to explode. Was it malpractice? A violation of the Hippocratic Oath? Or was Karen Randall murdered in cold blood?

The natural suspect is Arthur Lee, a brilliant surgeon and known abortionist, who has been carrying out the illegal procedure with the help of pathologist John Berry. After Karen dies, Lee is thrown in jail on a murder charge, and only Berry can prove his friend wasn’t the one who wielded the scalpel. Behind this gruesome death, Berry will uncover a secret that would shock even the most hardened pathologist.

Truths and Roses – A Meant to Be Love Story

 Romance > Contemporary
Author: Inglath Cooper
Regularly $4.99, Today $2.99

Truths and Roses - A Meant to Be Love Story

First love. A second chance. Secrets with the power to change lives.

When Will Kincaid’s professional football career comes to an abrupt end in a single night, he’s left to figure out what he’s going to do with the rest of his life. He heads home to the small Virginia town where he grew up and crosses paths with Hannah Jacobs, the only girl in high school who had ever rejected him. It’s Hannah who once made him question the choices he had made, and it’s Hannah who’s making him question them all over again. But with the weight of a secret he’s managed to hide from the world his entire adult life hanging over him, he can’t afford to question his choices.

Welcome to the Departure Lounge: Adventures in Mothering Mother

 Parenting & Relationships > Aging Parents > Eldercare
Author: Meg Federico
Regularly $12.99, Today $1.99

Welcome to the Departure Lounge: Adventures in Mothering Mother

The adventure begins when Meg’s mother, Addie, vacationing in Florida, takes a spill. At the hospital, Addie bolts upright on her gurney and yells “I demand an autopsy!” before passing out cold.

“One minute, she is unconscious, the next, she’s nuts,” observes Meg Federico in this hilarious and poignant memoir of taking care of eighty-year-old Addie and her relatively new (and equally old) husband, Walter, in their not-so-golden years.

Addie’s accident is a portent of things to come over the next two years as Meg oversees her mother’s home care in the Departure Lounge, the nickname Meg gives Addie and Walter’s house in suburban New Jersey. It is a place of odd behaviors and clashing caregivers, where chaos and confusion reign supreme.

Soldier On

Author: Sydney Logan
Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99

Soldier On

Will his call of duty break both their hearts?

Losing her father in Desert Storm has left Stephanie James with a bitter soul when it comes to the military. As a college senior juggling a full course load, Steph’s only goal is to graduate with honors at the end of the semester. She’s focused, determined, and a firm believer in all work and no play. Then she meets Brandon Walker at a New Year’s Eve costume party. Despite his disguise, Steph finds herself attracted to the camouflaged soldier who curls her toes with a scorching midnight kiss.

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