Free Kindle books & bargains for Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Swearing Allegiance: The Carmody Saga

 History > Military > World War I
Author: Jana Petken
FREE

Swearing Allegiance: The Carmody Saga

An Irish Easter uprising lays waste to Dublin and fractures a British Empire struggling to supply men and arms to defeat Germany.

In Dublin’s ruins, the affluent and celebrated Carmody family are not only forced to confront the rebellion’s devastating effects on their personal lives but also the terrible secrets and lies uncovered in the midst of grief.

Forced to abandon their home in the Irish capital for London, each family member must strive to survive poverty, the horrors of war, and personal bouts with excessive pride and passion – but loyalty to family proves to be the most difficult cross to bear.

The Mystic Series Set: Books 1-3

 Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
Author: B.C. Burgess
FREE

The Mystic Series Set: Books 1-3

Stretching from coast to coast and teeming with loathed villains and beloved heroes, The Mystic Series is rich with emotion, magic and intrigue. Whether the reader is laughing, crying or falling in love, they’ll find themselves invested in Layla’s fate through the rich dialogue and emotionally driven characters that weave the web of this fiery paranormal tale.

After three years caring for her dying mother, Layla Callaway learns she was adopted under unusual circumstances. Following a cryptic message to seek her birth family in Oregon, Layla uproots her life to find out the truth about her past. And herself.

Hero at Large (The Hunter Legacy Book 1)

 Science Fiction > Space Exploration
Author: Timothy Ellis
FREE

Hero at Large (The Hunter Legacy Book 1)

Jonathon Hunter has evoked the wrath of 27th century pirates. With his twin sexy bodyguards, Jonathon seeks to come to grips with station life in a suddenly hostile universe. Celebrity, gratitude, sudden attacks, and a mysterious prophecy are more than most 18 year old’s can handle. A reluctant hero, Jonathon is on a journey, seemingly out of his time, but always in time.

Meet Jon Hunter as he starts a 2 year journey to prophecy, with his AI sidekick, and mostly female mercenary team. This is a rollicking coming of age story, of life in space, fighter and ground combat action, and surviving the consequences of surviving.

Coming Home Again (A Coming Home Again Novel Book 1)

 Women’s Fiction > Christian
Author: T.I. Lowe
FREE

Coming Home Again (A Coming Home Again Novel Book 1)
I’ve lost myself. Where did I go? Can I find myself? I just don’t know…
Savannah Monroe dances with demons from a complicated past.
Families believe ghosts can be well hidden deep in the ancestral closet, but forget all too easily that those ghosts haunt with abandon. Savannah has to face each one of hers as she heads home again to Bay Creek, South Carolina, after running away over five years ago. The closer she gets to home, the clearer the realization becomes that some skeletons need to be dealt with and properly buried.
Mature content due to subject matter dealing with rape.

Deception

 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Samuel Jay
FREE

Deception

Lieutenant Jack Morro has just days to go before being sent home from the war in Vietnam. But after inadvertently learning of evidence of a conspiracy involving his captain, he is hit by the captain’s “friendly fire” in the midst of battle. He is left for dead but is only wounded, captured by the Viet Cong, and imprisoned. When Jack is reported killed in action, his fiancé, Diane—a rising New York journalist—plunges into alcoholism. A media giant named Vidal helps her recover, and Diane falls in love with him. But Vidal has secrets—including a connection to Jack’s supposed “death.”

The Pirate and I: A Novella (Devil’s Duke)

 Romance > Historical > Scottish
Author: Katharine Ashe
FREE

The Pirate and I: A Novella (Devil's Duke)

Years ago, Miss Esme Astell fell hopelessly in love with Charles Brittle, an unassuming and highly respectable London bookmaker.

Then he disappeared without a word . . .

The last thing Esme ever dreamed was to meet Charlie again—

In a dark alleyway—

In a drenching rain—

In a chase with the police—

In Scotland.

Can she fall again, this time for the dangerous scoundrel he’s become?

The Charm School

 Thrillers > Espionage
Author: Nelson DeMille
Regularly $7.99, Today $2.99

The Charm School

On a dark road deep inside the Russian woods at Borodino, a young American tourist picks up an unusual passenger with an explosive secret: an U.S. POW on the run from “The Charm School,” a sinister operation where American POWs teach young KBG agents how to be model U.S. citizens. Their goal? To infiltrate the United States undetected. With this horrifying conspiracy revealed, the CIA sets an investigation in motion, and three Americans–an Air Force officer, an embassy liaison, a CIA chief–pit themselves against the country’s enemies in a high-powered game of international intrigue.

The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution

 Politics & Social Sciences
Author: Jonathan Eig
Regularly $16.95, Today $1.99

The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution

The fascinating story of one of the most important scientific discoveries of the twentieth century.
We know it simply as “the pill,” yet its genesis was anything but simple. Jonathan Eig’s masterful narrative revolves around four principal characters: the fiery feminist Margaret Sanger, who was a champion of birth control in her campaign for the rights of women but neglected her own children in pursuit of free love; the beautiful Katharine McCormick, who owed her fortune to her wealthy husband, the son of the founder of International Harvester and a schizophrenic; the visionary scientist Gregory Pincus, who was dismissed by Harvard in the 1930s as a result of his experimentation with in vitro fertilization but who, after he was approached by Sanger and McCormick, grew obsessed with the idea of inventing a drug that could stop ovulation.

Queenie Baby: Out of Office (Queenie Baby book #2)

 Mystery > Amateur Sleuths
Author: Christina A. Burke
Regularly $4.99, Today $0.99

Queenie Baby: Out of Office (Queenie Baby book #2)

There’s no turning back now for temp-by-day and rockstar-by-night, Diana Hudson. She’s left Annapolis, Maryland to take a chance on love and to track down the singer who’s stolen her song. What starts as a romantic rendezvous with new love on the paradise island of Puerto Rico, quickly becomes a wacky cross-island adventure featuring a high speed guitar chase, a bull fight, and a swashbuckling pirate. Love blooms amid the lush landscape, until a hot bodyguard from Diana’s past exposes her new love’s secrets, turning her world upside down. Back home on dry land, Diana prepares for the annual Renaissance Fair and a visit from The Grands.

Tobruk

 History
Author: Peter FitzSimons
Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99

Tobruk

The number 1 non-fiction bestseller. More than 100,000 copies sold! ‘What we have, we hold’ MOttO OF AUStRALIA’S 2/17tH BAttALION In the tradition of his bestselling Kokoda, Peter FitzSimons, Australia’s most beloved popular historian, focuses on one of the seminal moments in Australian history: the Battle of tobruk in 1941, in which more than 15 000 Australian troops – backed by British artillery – fought in excruciating desert heat through eight long months, against Adolf Hitler’s formidable Afrika Korps. During the dark heart of World War II, when Hitler turned his attention to conquering North Africa, a distracted and far-fl ung Allied force could not give its all to the defence of Libya.

The Phoenix Guards

 Fantasy > Epic
Author: Steven Brust
Regularly $7.99, Today $2.99

The Phoenix Guards

Khaavren of the House of Tiassa is a son of landless nobility, possessor of a good sword and “tolerably well-acquainted with its use.” Along with three loyal friends, he enthusiastically seeks out danger and excitement. But in a realm renowned for repartee and betrayals, where power is as mutable as magic, a young man like Khaavren, newly come from the countryside, had best be wary. His life depends on it. And so does the future of Draegara.

Set in the same world as Stephen Brust’s beloved Vlad Taltos books, The Phoenix Guards is a fantasy rewrite of The Three Musketeers—a swashbuckling tale of adventure.

Flawless Execution: Use the Techniques and Systems of America’s Fighter Pilots to Perform at your Peak and Win Battles in the Business World

 Management & Leadership > Motivational
Author: James D. Murphy
Regularly $7.99, Today $1.99

Flawless Execution: Use the Techniques and Systems of America's Fighter Pilots to Perform at your Peak and Win Battles in the Business World

Your business can take a lesson from the American military’s fighter pilots. At Mach 2, the instrument panel of an F-15 is screaming out information, the horizon is a blur, the wingman is occupied, the jet is hanging on the edge — and yet fighter pilots routinely handle the stress. It’s not much different in today’s unforgiving business world. One slipup and your company is bankrupt before your employees know what hit them.

What works on the squadron level for F-15 pilots will also work for your marketing team, sales force, or research and development group. By analyzing the work environment and attacking its centers of gravity in parallel, you’ll begin to utilize the Plan-Brief-Execute-Debrief-Win cycle that will rapidly impact your business’s future success. U.S. fighter squadrons have been using this program for nearly fifty years to reduce their mistake rate, cut casualties and equipment losses, and rack up an envious victory record. Now, with Flawless Execution, your business can too.

St. Patrick’s Gargoyle

 Christian Fiction > Fantasy
Author: Katherine Kurtz
Regularly $7.99, Today $1.99

St. Patrick's Gargoyle

The gargoyles of Dublin, Ireland, have a sacred duty to perform. Formerly God’s avenging angels, for centuries they have been entrusted with guarding the churches and cathedrals of the Irish capital while avoiding all contact with human beings. But once a month these loyal stone sentries must leave their posts to attend a conclave of their kind, and it is during one such absence that a sacrilege occurs.

The guardian of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the gargoyle Padraig, called “Paddy,” has returned to find violence and vandalism committed at his church and two silver artifacts stolen. Taking to Dublin’s night streets in search of a culprit, Paddy inadvertently reveals himself to an aged chauffeur in an ancient Rolls Royce, thereby dooming Francis Templeton to an impending premature death.

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