Free Kindle books & bargains for Thursday, October 12, 2017

Grayson Manor Haunting (Addison Lockhart Book 1)

 Fiction > Horror > Ghosts
Author: Cheryl Bradshaw
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Grayson Manor Haunting (Addison Lockhart Book 1)

When Addison Lockhart inherits Grayson Manor after her mother’s untimely death, she unlocks a secret that’s been kept hidden for over fifty years. For Addison, it seems like she’s finally found the house of her dreams…until the spirit of Roxanne “Roxy” Rafferty comes to call. Who is Roxanne, why is she haunting Grayson Manor, and how will Addison’s connection reveal a key to her own past that she thought no longer existed?

Becoming Mrs. Smith (Volume 1)

 Literary Fiction > Historical
Author: Tanya E Williams
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Becoming Mrs. Smith (Volume 1)

Not all of war’s destruction takes place on the battlefield.

Violet’s heart flutters from the scarlet fever she survived as a child, and it beats faster at the sight of John Smith, the man she plans to marry. America is entrenched in WWII, and when John enlists, Violet is certain she won’t ever forgive him for dashing their dreams. As the realities of war slowly overtake her life, Violet’s days are filled with uncertainty and grief. She struggles to maintain her faith in John, as the world as she knows it, crumbles.

Becoming Mrs. Smith is the inspiring, and at times, heartbreaking story of a woman’s struggle to reclaim what she lost.

Beyond Satisfaction: The Secret to Crafting a Profitable Online Course That Will Change Lives

 Marketing & Sales > Consumer Behavior
Author: Breanne Dyck
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Beyond Satisfaction: The Secret to Crafting a Profitable Online Course That Will Change Lives

Every day, inboxes the world ‘round are inundated with emails from authors, marketers, podcasters and bloggers all talking about one thing: online courses.

Email after email from every corner of the online world, extolling the virtues of getting into the online teaching game, exclaiming that online courses are the perfect solution for scaling and growing a business.

As the tidal wave of online courses gains speed and volume, simply having a course that satisfies customers is no longer good enough.

Summer with a Star (Second Chances Book 1)

 Romance > Contemporary
Author: Merry Farmer
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Summer with a Star (Second Chances Book 1)

All Tasha Pike has wanted for the past twenty years is to rent Sand Dollar Point for a summer. The grand Victorian on the beach of Summerbury, Maine was the object of her childhood fantasy and her standard of romance—and it was finally happening. Her dream summer is ruined, however, when she arrives in Summerbury to find that Hollywood superstar Spencer Ellis has muscled his way into the house instead. His offer that they share Sand Dollar Point is not only infuriating—it’s insulting.

He’s a celebrity, and one she’s determined to hate.

Rath’s Deception (The Janus Group Book 1)

 Science Fiction > Military
Author: Piers Platt
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Rath's Deception (The Janus Group Book 1)

On the cut-throat streets of Tarkis, orphaned teens like Rath end up jailed … or dead. So when the shadowy Janus Group offers Rath a chance to earn riches beyond his wildest dreams, he seizes it. But the Janus Group is as ruthless as the elite assassins it controls. Rath will have to survive their grueling, off-world training, and fulfill all fifty kills in his contract before a single cent comes his way. And ending so many lives comes with a price Rath can’t anticipate. It’ll certainly cost him what’s left of his innocence. It may well cost him his life.

Dream of Danger (A Brown and De Luca Novel)

 Romance > Mystery & Suspense
Author: Maggie Shayne
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Dream of Danger (A Brown and De Luca Novel)

Murder brought self-help guru Rachel de Luca and Detective Mason Brown together. Their shared secrets drove them apart. But now they’re together again in this riveting novella that begins where New York Times bestselling author Maggie Shayne’s Sleep with the Lights On ended.

She may have been blind for twenty years, but Rachel’s always had an uncanny gift for seeing through people—and she distrusts her assistant’s new boyfriend at first sight. Amy isn’t interested in Rachel’s misgivings, though. She’s too eager to celebrate Thanksgiving by introducing her family to the new man in her life.

The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger

 Thrillers & Suspense > Supernatural
Author: Stephen King
Regularly $8.99, Today $2.99

The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger

A #1 national bestseller, The Gunslinger introduces readers to one of Stephen King’s most powerful creations, Roland of Gilead: The Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting figure, a loner on a spellbinding journey into good and evil. In his desolate world, which mirrors our own in frightening ways, Roland tracks The Man in Black, encounters an enticing woman named Alice, and begins a friendship with the boy from New York named Jake.

Inspired in part by the Robert Browning narrative poem, “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came,” The Gunslinger is “a compelling whirlpool of a story that draws one irretrievable to its center” (Milwaukee Sentinel). It is “brilliant and fresh…and will leave you panting for more” (Booklist).

The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three

 Thrillers & Suspense > Supernatural
Author: Stephen King
Regularly $8.99, Today $2.99

The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three

The second volume in Stephen King’s #1 bestselling Dark Tower Series, The Drawing of the Three is an “epic in the making” (Kirkus Reviews) about a savage struggle against underworld evil and otherworldly enemies.

“Stephen King is a master at creating living, breathing, believable characters,” hails The Baltimore Sun. Beginning just less than seven hours after The Gunslinger ends, in the second installment to the thrilling Dark Tower Series, Roland encounters three mysterious doorways on a deserted beach along the Western Sea. Each one enters into a different person’s life in New York—here, he joins forces with the defiant young Eddie Dean, and with the beautiful, brilliant, and brave Odetta Holmes, to save the Dark Tower.

Confessions of a Courtesan

 Literary Fiction > Romance
Author: Elizabeth Charles, Deborah Hale
Regularly $4.87, Today $1.99

Confessions of a Courtesan

This historical novel is based on the improbable but true rags to riches story that culminated in the greatest romance of the Georgian era…

Left without the protection of family or fortune at a young age, Lizzie Cane learns the hungry, brutal reality of life on the streets of 18th century London. She is rescued by a handsome young man and loses her heart to him, only to discover he is not what he appears. This experience teaches Lizzie that if she is to make her way in the world, she cannot rely on anyone but herself. Her only option is to barter her youth and beauty in one of London’s exclusive brothels.

When The Grid Goes Down: Disaster Preparations and Survival Gear For Making Your Home Self-Reliant

 Reference > Home Improvement
Author: Tony Nester
Regularly $4.99, Today $2.51

When The Grid Goes Down: Disaster Preparations and Survival Gear For Making Your Home Self-Reliant

Disasters come and go each year. It is through developing a self-reliant mindset, having essential survival gear and a handful of critical skills, that you and your family will be able to prevail in an urban crisis. Jammed with field-tested information from real-world applications, survival instructor Tony Nester covers how to prepare for both short-term survival ranging from 24-72 hours as well as long-term situations resulting from a grid-down emergency or pandemic. When the Grid Goes Down will show you how to make your home and lifestyle more self-sufficient and the critical gear needed along the way.

Cabal of The Westford Knight: Templars at the Newport Tower (Book #1 in the Templars in America Series)

 Science Fiction > Alternative History
Author: David S. Brody
Regularly $4.74, Today $0.99

Cabal of The Westford Knight: Templars at the Newport Tower (Book #1 in the Templars in America Series)

A modern-day adventure/mystery based on actual artifacts left by Templar Knights during a secret mission to North America in 1398. Attorney Cameron Thorne is thrust into a bloody tug-of-war involving secret societies, treasure hunters and keepers of the secrets of the Jesus bloodline. Joined by Amanda, an enchanting British researcher with secrets of her own, Cam races around New England with only two choices–unravel the 600-year-old mysteries encoded in the ancient artifacts, or die trying. This is the first book in the “Templars in America” series.

Sightings

 Science Fiction > First Contact
Author: Mark Lukens
Regularly $3.99, Today $0.99

Sightings

In 1988, Lydia Conner was taken from her cabin near Specter Lake, Minnesota while her husband lay in bed, temporarily paralyzed. She screamed at him for help as she floated up to the ceiling in a blinding flash of light … and then she was gone.

In 2009, four film school students journeyed to the Specter Lake cabin where the abduction of Lydia Conner took place. They hoped to capture proof of an alien visitation on film; they hoped to re-create events from the abduction; they hoped to use themselves as bait …

… but they encountered much more than they ever could’ve imagined.

Reservation Blues: A Novel

 Social Sciences > Native American Studies
Author: Sherman Alexie
Regularly $17.99, Today $1.99

Reservation Blues: A Novel

Coyote Springs is the only all-Indian rock band in Washington State—and the entire rest of the world. Thomas Builds-the-Fire takes vocals and bass guitar, Victor Joseph hits lead guitar, and Junior Polatkin rounds off the sound on drums. Backup vocals come from sisters Chess and Checkers Warm Water. The band sings its own brand of the blues, full of poverty, pain, and loss—but also joy and laughter.

It all started one day when legendary bluesman Robert Johnson showed up on the Spokane Indian Reservation with a magical guitar, leaving it on the floor of Thomas Builds-the-Fire’s van after setting off to climb Wellpinit Mountain in search of Big Mom.

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