Free Kindle books & bargains for Friday, November 17, 2017

The Reluctant Detective (C.T. Ferguson Book 1)

 Mystery > Hard-Boiled
Author: Tom Fowler
FREE

The Reluctant Detective: A C.T. Ferguson Private Investigator Mystery (The C.T. Ferguson Mystery Novels Book 1)

Three weeks in a brutal prison—that was hacker C.T. Ferguson’s punishment for helping Americans and dissidents evade the Chinese government. Deported home, C.T. uses his digital skills as a private investigator.

Suspecting her husband is cheating on her, Alice hires C.T. to investigate. He soon learns that Alice has her own problems, namely a ruthless adversary squeezing her for money. Even the suspicious death of her husband can’t buy Alice a break.

C.T. stays on the case because he hates seeing innocent people pushed around. His persistence lands him on the ruthless adversary’s hit list. If C.T. can’t figure out what happened, both he and Alice will face deadly consequences.

The Second Diary

 Fiction > Humor & Satire
Author: Ciara Threadgoode
FREE

The Second Diary

Some people keep diaries that merely record the forgettable tidbits of their daily life. Dorothy Rose Nolte Hughes had one of those. But after her passing, her cherished granddaughter Cherry found another one that proved to be the tell-it-like-it-really-is version. It revealed family secrets that may have otherwise been buried forever; the romantic conspiracies of two generations. Granny’s spunk shined radiantly through each page. She’d turned some colorful phrases; earthy to be sure, and perhaps for some, even blushworthy. For Cherry and husband Gene, who with their six Doxie kids had spent their every day with Granny during her physically- challenging last months, this newfound treasure was delightfully funny.

Smart Blondes

 Women’s Fiction > Humor
Author: Sonia Koso
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Smart Blondes

Austin socialite Carrie Pryce has no clue her criminally charming husband is carrying on with another woman until she returns home unexpectedly, mistakes the sounds of passion for a home-invasion robbery and accidently shoots him in the backside. Stunned, Carrie drives all night to her quirky hometown and collapses in a near-catatonic state.

A crew of ladies spanning three generations realize it’s up to them to help Carrie get her life out of the ditch. Known as the “Presbyterian Mafia,” these are not sweet grandmothers. They have a book club that never reads, a garden club that doesn’t garden, and a bible study class that gossips about the Methodists.

The Second Time Around (The Beaumont Series Book 1)

 African American > Women’s Fiction
Author: Angie Daniels
FREE

The Second Time Around (The Beaumont Series Book 1)

After her aunt twists her ankle. Brenna Gathers returns to her hometown to help run the bookstore, hoping to get out of Sheraton Beach as fast as she can. Unfortunately, she runs into Jabarie Beaumont, the gorgeous jerk who’d jilted her at the altar. And the truth was that even though he’d broken her heart years before, her attraction is still strong and undeniable.
Jabarie has every intention of sleeping with the caramel beauty and finally get her out of his system. After all, according to his father, Brenna was nothing but a gold digger. Then Jabarie learns the truth.

Alice: The In Wonderland Complete Collection

 Literature & Fiction > Classics
Author: Lewis Carroll
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Alice: The In Wonderland Complete Collection

This book contains the Alice in Wonderland complete collection:

– Alice’s Adventures Under Ground
– Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
– Through the Looking Glass
– The Hunting of the Snark
– The Nursery ‘Alice’

Here you will also find a chapter from “Through the Looking Glass” that was lost for more than 100 years.

Vampire’s Quest (Knight Fever Series Book 1)

 Romance > Paranormal > Vampires
Author: Alexa Dare
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Vampire's Quest: A sexy one true mate paranormal romance (Knight Fever Series Book 1)

A vampire’s quest leads him to his greatest challenge, a defiant traveling Appalachian nurse targeted for her supernatural healing abilities. In the middle of his final mission, Ryderholt Judson’s desire for the sexy healer burns deep and fierce. Yet, as his duty to the Dark Knights comes to an end, the last person he wants anything to do with, despite centuries of celibacy, is a potential fated mate.

Hidden away in the Appalachian mountains, Jess Willowbrook shares her supernatural abilities. No time for romance, she struggles to stay under the radar as the news of her success in healing supposed untreatable illnesses spreads.

The Jakarta Pandemic (The Perseid Collapse Series)

 Science Fiction > Dystopian
Author: Steven Konkoly
Regularly $3.99, Today $0.99

The Jakarta Pandemic (The Perseid Collapse Series)

Cases of a highly lethal virus appear in major cities around the globe. Most ignore the warning signs.

Alex Fletcher, Iraq War veteran, has read the signs for years. With his family and home prepared to endure an extended period of seclusion, Alex thinks he’s ready for the pandemic. He’s not even close.

The unstoppable H16N1 virus rapidly spreads across the United States, stretching the fragile bonds of society to the breaking point. Schools close, grocery stores empty, fuel deliveries stop, hospitals start turning away the sick…riots engulf the cities. As hostility and mistrust engulfs his idyllic Maine neighborhood, Alex quickly realizes that the H16N1 virus will be the least of his problems.

White Lilies (A Mitchell Sisters Novel)

 Romance > Contemporary
Author: Samantha Christy
Regularly $3.99, Today $0.99

White Lilies (A Mitchell Sisters Novel)

HER SELFLESS ACT.
Her best friend’s husband.
A twist of fate.They wanted her to have their baby.
She was never supposed to fall in love with him
… or was she?A story about unconditional love, heartbreaking loss, and undying friendship.

Murder Takes The Cake (Daphne Martin Cake Mysteries)

  Mystery > Amateur Sleuths
Author: Gayle Trent
Regularly $10.00, Today $1.99

Murder Takes The Cake (Daphne Martin Cake Mysteries)

A routine cake delivery becomes a culinary nightmare when a small-town baker discovers her first client’s dead body in this irresistible new mystery series. It’ll take more than a little sugar to convince folks Daphne Martin’s freshly baked spice cake was not to blame for the mysterious death of town gossip Yodel Watson. Getting her new cake decorating business, Daphne’s Delectable Cakes, off the ground is hard enough now that Daphne’s moved back to her southern Virginia hometown, but orders have been even slower since she found Yodel’s body. She soon realizes, however, that just about everybody in town had a reason to poison the cantankerous busybody, from the philandering pet shop owner, to Yodel’s church potluck nemesis, to the Save-A-Buck’s cranky produce manager-turned-bagger.

Sink ‘Em All: Submarine Warfare in the Pacific

 History > Military > Naval
Author: Charles A. Lockwood
Regularly $4.99, Today $0.99

Sink 'Em All: Submarine Warfare in the Pacific

Sink ’Em All, was originally published in 1951 by Vice Admiral Charles A. Lockwood, the U.S. Navy commander of the Pacific submarine fleet during World War II.

Lockwood, in his leadership role, knew the skippers and crews of the submarines, and retells their wartime successes and tragedies with an intimacy and realism often missing in second-hand accounts.

Lockwood also recounts his efforts to improve the provisions and after-patrol accomodations of the submariners, and of his on-going struggle to improve the effectiveness of torpedoes and other tools vital to the war effort.

A Broom with a View: A Paranormal Cozy (Kentucky Witches Book 1)

 Thrillers & Suspense > Supernatural > Witches & Wizards
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Author: Rebecca Patrick-Howard, Melissa Stevens, Amy Quire
Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99

A Broom with a View: A Paranormal Cozy (Kentucky Witches Book 1)

Liza Jane Higginbotham is your average witch next door. Just a down home girl, she enjoys driving her truck, listening to country music and, oh yes, the occasional brew.This witch just wants to enjoy the quiet life. When her no-good, hipster husband cheats on her with a trombone player, she moves back to take over the family farm in rural Eastern Kentucky. Here, she’s expecting some peace, content to play in her garden, restore the dilapidated farmhouse, and throw her money away at the town auction house every Friday night.

But the town of Kudzu Valley just won’t let a witch rest. From the high school basketball coach looking for a charm to help the team win the big game to Lola Ellen Pearson who wants to hex the local Pizza Hut for giving her food poisoning the night before her fourth wedding, everyone wants SOMETHING from the town’s resident witch!

The Christmas Ranch (Cowboys of Cold Creek Series Book 13)

 Fiction > Holidays
Author: RaeAnne Thayne
Regularly $6.99, Today $3.99

The Christmas Ranch (Cowboys of Cold Creek Series Book 13)

Hope Nichols has never felt as if she belonged anywhere, except her hometown of Pine Gulch. So, when she hears that her family’s property, Christmas Ranch, is set to be shut down forever, a determined Hope heads home. She refuses to let the Grinch steal her holiday—this will be the most memorable ranch Christmas ever! And, thanks to hunky former navy SEAL Rafe Santiago and his adorable nephew, she might just pull off that miracle.

Rafe is undeniably drawn to Hope and her passion for rebuilding her family home. But he knows more about Hope’s tragic past than even she herself could imagine. And though she doesn’t know it, she owes him her life. And all he wants in return is for her to spend it with him…

Mateguas Island: A Novel of Terror and Suspense

 Horror > Dark Fantasy
Author: Linda Watkins
Regularly $3.99, Today $0.99

Mateguas Island: A Novel of Terror and Suspense

What could be more idyllic than to live on an island off the coast of Maine? That’s what Bill Andersen thought when he moved his family to Mateguas. But Mateguas is more than just pristine beaches nestled between rocky shores. No, Mateguas is really something quite different….

“Surprising twists and turns and a powerful old box filled with magic: these are the elements of a fine horror story that slowly builds its plot with believable protagonists and engrossing color…Any who like horror stories and gothic fiction will find Mateguas Island an exceptional read.” ~ Diane Donovan, Senior eBook Reviewer, MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW

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