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The Other Brother

 Horror > Occult
Author: Brandon Massey
FREE

The Other Brother

Award-winning author Brandon Massey delivers a chilling supernatural thriller of the familial ties that bind–and dark secrets written in the blood . . .

Good fortune has smiled upon Gabriel Reid since the day he was born. Blessed with a loving family, educated in the finest schools, he was given a vice-president position in his father’s successful construction business in Atlanta upon graduation. Engaged to a smart, beautiful woman and standing to inherit the CEO mantle, Gabriel’s got it all. But he’s about to meet someone who could change everything . . .

Raised on the mean streets of Chicago, Isaiah Battle refused to succumb to the violence that claimed others in his neighborhood. He forged his own identity from various influences, relying on his strength of character in the face of adversity.

Pimpernel

 Romance > Contemporary
Author: Sheralyn Pratt
FREE

Pimpernel

For centuries, the elite of the world have sought the Pimpernel everywhere. Some want to kill him, others want to hire him, but Jack Cavanaugh knows that the love/hate relationship comes with the job title.

At present, Jack is trying to dismantle an investment scheme centered in Las Vegas, but “trying” is the operative word. It’s been a month since he put the face of the scheme behind bars, yet the scam is still going strong. As Jack tries to uncover who has stepped in as the new head, what miniscule evidence there is all seems to point him back to Claire Ramsey, an introverted PhD student studying at UNLV.

If ever there as an unlikely head of an investment scheme, Claire’s it. She has a genius IQ, but from all Jack has seen, Claire’s intelligence is as much a blessing as a curse when paired up with her acute OCD.

Sealed with a Kiss (Emerald Lake Billionaires Book 1)

  Romance > Mystery & Suspense
Author: Leeanna Morgan
FREE

Sealed with a Kiss (Emerald Lake Billionaires Book 1)

A billionaire, an emerald lake, and a lifetime’s worth of happy endings. USA Today Bestselling Author, Leeanna Morgan, brings you a heartwarming Christmas story of unconditional love, its challenges, its risks and most of all, its rewards.

John Fletcher is used to living his life on the edge. He’s an ex-Navy SEAL and the owner of one of the most successful security companies in the world. When his daughter asks for the one thing he can’t give her, it breaks his heart.

Rachel McReedy isn’t impressed with John Fletcher’s money, fast cars, or jet-setting lifestyle. What she cares about is Bella, his eight-year-old daughter. She might not have had the type of life Bella has, but she knows what it’s like to be left on her own. Rachel is determined to show John the error of his ways, but she isn’t prepared for what she’s about to discover.

Inevitable: Love and War (Teal and Trent Book 1)

  Romance > Multicultural & Interracial
Author: Inger Iversen, Regina Wamba
FREE

Inevitable: Love and War (Teal and Trent Book 1)

Ex-Marine and former combat trainer, Trent Reed has been shot and placed in war zones behind enemy lines for most of his Marine Corp career. But when his best friend, Logan, calls in a favor, he is faced with one of the hardest decisions of his life—to be, or not to be, the best man in his wedding.

His turbulent past with races other than his own, have him at odds with Logan’s new African American fiancée, Katie. When Trent accepts the position against his better judgment, it’s done with a heavy heart and the understanding that his friend is soon to be out of his life—for good.

Teal Lofton is finally warming up to Logan, her best friend’s fiancé and ex-convict. As maid of honor in Katie’s wedding, she will have to put up with budget issues, mind-numbing tasks, juggling the bride’s secret pregnancy, and worst of all, dealing with Logan’s jerk of a best friend and best man.

The Homeschooling Housewife: Juggling it all, one priority at a time

 Christian Books & Bibles > Education > Homeschooling
Author: Amber Fox
FREE

The Homeschooling Housewife: Juggling it all, one priority at a time

Do you find yourself trying to juggle all of your responsibilities and realize that you just can’t seem to balance them all? Do you wish you could keep up with all of the demands, with an attitude of dignity and grace?

Well, hope is here! Grab a cup of coffee or hot tea and let Amber’s words of wisdom speak to your heart.

As a wife and homeschooling mom of seven kids, she’s been right where you are and her heart is to share her insight gained from years of experience and learning through trial-and-error, along with Biblical wisdom and guidance, to encourage moms in their calling.

You will learn practical tips on how to juggle your responsibilities so you can thrive each day. If you are ready to start enjoying your current season of life and live intentionally, then this is your opportunity!

Pinkie Promises (A Promises Novella #1)

 Romance > Contemporary
Author: Renea Porter
FREE

Pinkie Promises (A Promises Novella #1)

Simone has lost her trust in men. The one exception is her best friend Jace Prescott. In the twenty years they’ve known each other, they’ve made a lot of pinkie promises.

Jace has always had feelings for Simone. But she was with his brother for three years before they split.

With James wedding to another woman coming up, Simone refuses to attend. Even if it is her best friend’s brother.

Never one to go back on a pinkie promise, Simone agrees to being Jace’s girlfriend for the weekend long wedding festivities.

Will Simone finally see what’s right there in front of her? Will Jace be able to convince her that he isn’t his brother?

Worth It

 Romantic Comedy
Author: S.M. Shade, C.M. Owens
Regularly $3.99, Today $0.99

Worth It

What’s the recipe to the ultimate disaster week?

Three unruly friends.
A wedding we shouldn’t have been invited to.
Two unexpected romances.
A scoop of sexy.
And a double scoop of chaos.

Lydia is a good girl who is above revenge. Good thing she has us. No one cheats on our best friend and rides off into the sunset with his new bride.

What was supposed to happen? Unleash hell like two badasses. It was a simple plan, but we failed to anticipate a few things. A rogue prosthetic, an accidental exorcism, and dominatrix strippers willing to take things way too far, just to name a few.

Comfort & Joy: A Novel

  Women’s Fiction > Sagas
Author: Kristin Hannah
Regularly $7.99, Today $2.99

Comfort & Joy: A Novel

New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah is beloved by readers around the world for her unique blend of powerful emotion and exquisite storytelling. In Comfort & Joy, she offers a modern-day fairy tale—the story of a woman who gets a miraculous chance at happiness.

Joy Candellaro once loved Christmas more than any other time of the year. Now, as the holiday approaches, she is at a crossroads in her life; recently divorced and alone, she can’t summon the old enthusiasm for celebrating. So without telling anyone, she buys a ticket and boards a plane bound for the beautiful Pacific Northwest. When an unexpected detour takes her deep into the woods of the Olympic rainforest, Joy makes a bold decision to leave her ordinary life behind—to just walk away—and thus begins an adventure unlike any she could have imagined.

Mastering Pasta: The Art and Practice of Handmade Pasta, Gnocchi, and Risotto

 Cooking by Ingredient > Pasta
Author: Marc Vetri, David Joachim
Regularly $15.99, Today $1.99

Mastering Pasta: The Art and Practice of Handmade Pasta, Gnocchi, and Risotto

Award-winning chef Marc Vetri wanted to write his first book about pasta. Instead, he wrote two other acclaimed cookbooks and continued researching pasta for ten more years. Now, the respected master of Italian cuisine finally shares his vast knowledge of pasta, gnocchi, and risotto in this inspiring, informative primer featuring expert tips and techniques, and more than 100 recipes.

Vetri’s personal stories of travel and culinary discovery in Italy appear alongside his easy-to-follow, detailed explanations of how to make and enjoy fresh handmade pasta. Whether you’re a home cook or a professional, you’ll learn how to make more than thirty different types of pasta dough, from versatile egg yolk dough, to extruded semolina dough, to a variety of flavored pastas—and form them into shapes both familiar and unique.

Festive in Death (In Death, Book 39)

 Thrillers & Suspense > Crime
Author: J. D. Robb
Regularly $7.99, Today $1.99

Festive in Death (In Death, Book 39)

Personal trainer Trey Ziegler was in peak physical condition. If you didn’t count the kitchen knife in his well-toned chest.

Lieutenant Eve Dallas soon discovers a lineup of women who were loved and left by the narcissistic gym rat. While Dallas sorts through the list of Ziegler’s enemies, she’s also dealing with her Christmas shopping list—plus the guest list for her and her billionaire husband’s upcoming holiday bash.

Feeling less than festive, Dallas tries to put aside her distaste for the victim and solve the mystery of his death. There are just a few investigating days left before Christmas, and as New Year’s 2061 approaches, this homicide cop is resolved to stop a cold-blooded killer.

Unsung Eagles: True Stories of America’s Citizen Airmen in the Skies of World War II

 History > Military > Aviation
Author: Jay Stout
Regularly $4.99, Today $0.99

Unsung Eagles: True Stories of America’s Citizen Airmen in the Skies of World War II

The nearly half-million American aircrewmen who served during World War II have almost disappeared. And so have their stories.

Award-winning writer and former fighter pilot Jay A. Stout uses Unsung Eagles to save an exciting collection of those accounts from oblivion. These are not rehashed tales from the hoary icons of the war. Rather, they are stories from the masses of largely unrecognized men who—in the aggregate—actually won it. They are the recollections of your Uncle Frank who shared them only after having enjoyed a beer or nine, and of your old girlfriend’s grandfather who passed away about the same time she dumped you.

Still Life with Bread Crumbs: A Novel

 Romance
Author: Anna Quindlen
Regularly $11.99, Today $2.99

Still Life with Bread Crumbs: A Novel

Still Life with Bread Crumbs begins with an imagined gunshot and ends with a new tin roof. Between the two is a wry and knowing portrait of Rebecca Winter, a photographer whose work made her an unlikely heroine for many women. Her career is now descendent, her bank balance shaky, and she has fled the city for the middle of nowhere. There she discovers, in a tree stand with a roofer named Jim Bates, that what she sees through a camera lens is not all there is to life.

Brilliantly written, powerfully observed, Still Life with Bread Crumbs is a deeply moving and often very funny story of unexpected love, and a stunningly crafted journey into the life of a woman, her heart, her mind, her days, as she discovers that life is a story with many levels, a story that is longer and more exciting than she ever imagined.

After You Left

 Fiction > British > Contemporary
Author: Carol Mason
Regularly $4.99, Today $1.99

After You Left

You want to know what the worst thing is? It’s not the embarrassment, or the looks on people’s faces when I tell them what happened. It isn’t the pain of him not being there—loneliness is manageable. The worst thing is not knowing why.

When Justin walks out on Alice on their honeymoon, with no explanation apart from a cryptic note, Alice is left alone and bewildered, her life in pieces.

Then she meets Evelyn, a visitor to the gallery where she works. It’s a seemingly chance encounter, but Alice gradually learns that Evelyn has motives, and a heartbreaking story, of her own. And that story has haunting parallels with Alice’s life.

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