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

A Kiss for Christmas: A Holiday Collection

 Romance > Holidays
Author: Melody Grace
FREE

A Kiss for Christmas: A Holiday Collection

Celebrate the holidays with this special festive romance bundle from New York Times bestselling author, Melody Grace!

In UNWRAPPED… When a unlikely couple gets snowed in on the way to the wedding, a flirty game of truth-or-dare sends temperatures soaring.

In HOLIDAY KISSES… Writer Dash needs peace and quiet to finish his new script, but he wasn’t betting on inn-keeper Ellie and the local Starbright festival to give him a jolt of holiday inspiration.

In UNEXPECTEDLY YOURS… Sophie has been dreaming of a magical winter holiday in New York City. Can a chance encounter with musician Austin bring her festive dreams to life?

Agnes Barton In Tawas Box Set, An Agnes Barton Senior Sleuths Mystery series (Books 4-6)

 Mystery > Cozy
Author: Madison Johns
FREE

Agnes Barton In Tawas Box Set, An Agnes Barton Senior Sleuths Mystery series (Books 4-6)
Agnes Barton has been waiting years for this day. She’s always told Sheriff Peterson he would rue the day when his re-election time came around and now — it’s finally here. What will Agnes do? Will she cause conflict or support the other candidate?

When the sheriff’s father Hal goes missing, Agnes and Eleanor Mason are on a mission to find him, leading them to the Soaring Eagle Casino. But when they haul him home it’s only to find that his companion, Raul Perez, is dead at the bottom of the stairs. When the cops show up it doesn’t look good for Hal who is in possession of the dead man’s credit card. With Hal now as a suspect, and Sheriff Peterson off the case, the sheriff hires Agnes and Eleanor to clear his father’s name.

Will Agnes be able to clear Hal’s name in time to save Peterson from failure at the polls or is this case too bizarre as a tenant claims aliens are involved?

A Girl of the Limberlost

  Literary Fiction > Historical
Author: Gene Stratton-Porter
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A Girl of the Limberlost

A Girl of the Limberlost, a novel by American writer and naturalist Gene Stratton-Porter. It is considered a classic of Indiana literature. It is the sequel to her earlier novel Freckles.

The story takes place in Indiana, in and around the Limberlost Swamp. Even at the time, this impressive wetland region was being reduced by heavy logging, natural oil extraction and drainage for agriculture. (The swamp and forestland eventually ceased to exist, though projects since the 1990s have begun to restore a small part of it.)

Storm (Storm MC #1)

 Romance > Mystery & Suspense
Author: Nina Levine
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Storm (Storm MC #1)

WARNING: The Storm MC are addictive.

Madison Cole’s family is the Storm Motorcycle Club. Her father is the President and her brother is the VP. She grew up surrounded by bikers, crime and violence. Two years ago she walked away from her family and the world they live in. Her soul was shattered, her heart was broken and she had an addiction she couldn’t shake. She picked up the pieces and put herself back together. Now her family wants her back. The club is being threatened and they send a club member to return her home to safety–the one person that could destroy everything she has worked so hard to build.

Jason Reilly has sacrificed a lot for the motorcycle club he calls family. Two years ago he made the biggest sacrifice of all–he gave up the woman he loved for them. Now he is being sent to bring her back and he is conflicted. He thought he was over her but discovers their connection is as strong as ever.

TWO JAKES

  Mystery > Private Investigators
Author: Lawrence De Maria
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TWO JAKES
The rogue New York City cop turned private eye is sent to Florida by a grieving father to uncover the truth about his son’s death — only to be caught in a chain reaction of revenge involving a financial empire built on murder, sex and fraud. Bodies pile up as Scarne finds himself in the crosshairs of a powerful media baron, vicious mobsters, homicide cops, the F.B.I. – and a beautiful, amoral woman. This is the rare novel that has some critics praising it as a terrific financial thriller and others likening it to JAWS. But at the novel’s heart is a tragic love story that tests the boundaries of loyalty and loss. With crucial and colorful scenes set in New York, Florida, Georgia, Seattle, Argentina and the Caribbean, SOUND OF BLOOD will hook you right up to its last, stunning twist.

My Dom (Boston Doms Book 1)

 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Jane Henry, Maisy Archer
FREE

My Dom (Boston Doms Book 1)

Heidi considers herself a strong, independent, professional—definitely not the type to fall for a macho, dominant, alpha male like her neighbor in 6F. Yet when she overhears his kinky, sensual escapades one evening, she finds herself as intrigued as she is horrified. Surely that’s not spanking she’s hearing? And are those whimpers from the woman in his bed caused by pleasure or pain? She tells herself she is not attracted to… whatever they are doing. But when she has an unfortunate run-in with Mr. 6F himself, the connection is electric. To her great consternation, she finds herself imagining what it would be like to be under his authority, or bound to his bed.

Dominic thinks he’s tasted all the pleasures the lifestyle has to offer without the messy complications of an emotional connection or commitment… until he meets Heidi.

The Perfect Christmas: Can This Be Christmas?

 Fiction > Holidays
Author: Debbie Macomber
Regularly $8.99, Today $1.99

The Perfect Christmas: Can This Be Christmas?

What would make your Christmas perfect?

For Cassie Beaumont, it’s meeting her perfect match. Cassie, at thirty-three, wants a husband and kids, and so far nothing’s worked. Not blind dates, not the internet and certainly not leaving love to chance.

What other options are there? Well…she could hire a professional matchmaker. Simon Dodson has quite a reputation, but he’s very choosy about the clients he takes on—and very expensive. Cassie considers him a difficult, acerbic know-it-all, and she’s astonished when he accepts her as a client.

The Wine Bible

Wine & Spirits > Buying Guides
Author: Karen MacNeil
Regularly $1.99, Today $1.14

The Wine Bible

Like a lively course from an expert teacher, The Wine Bible grounds the reader deeply in the fundamentals while layering on informative asides, tips, amusing anecdotes, definitions, glossaries, photos (all new for this edition), maps, labels, and recommended bottles. Karen MacNeil’s information comes directly through primary research; for this second edition she has tasted more than 10,000 wines and visited dozens of wine regions around the world. New to the book are wines of China, Japan, Mexico, and Slovenia. And through it all the reader becomes ever more informed—and, because of the author’s unique voice, always entertained.

Broslin Creek Boxed Set (Books 1-3)

 Romance > Mystery & Suspense
Author: Dana Marton
Regularly $4.99, Today $2.99

Broslin Creek Boxed Set (Books 1-3)

Murphy Dolan comes home from the Army Reserves in the middle of the night, only to find a beautiful stranger in his bed. Kate Bridges was using the empty house to hide from a killer. Good thing Murphy is a police officer. He immediately places Kate under his protection. But can you really call the place a safe house when there are enough sparks flying to set the roof on fire? (DEATHWATCH, book 1)

When celebrated artist Ashley Price saves a police detective’s life, she doesn’t expect gratitude, but Detective Jack Sullivan turning around and accusing her of being in league with a serial killer goes a little too far. He’s determined to put her behind bars. Except, the more time he spends with her, the more he falls under her spell.

What You Should Know About Politics . . . But Don’t: A Nonpartisan Guide to the Issues That Matter

 Politics & Government
Author: Jessamyn Conrad, Naomi Wolf
Regularly $16.99, Today $1.99

What You Should Know About Politics . . . But Don't: A Nonpartisan Guide to the Issues That Matter

In a world of sound bites, deliberate misinformation, and a political scene that is colored by the blue versus red partisan divide. How does the average educated American find a reliable source that’s free of political spin? What You Should Know About Politics . . . But Don’t breaks it all down, issue by issue, explaining who stands for what, and why—whether it’s the economy, income inequality, Obamacare, foreign policy, education, immigration, or climate change. If you’re a Democrat, a Republican, or somewhere in between, it’s the perfect book to brush up on a single topic or read through to get a deeper understanding of the often mucky world of American politics.

A Wedding for Christmas: A Twilight, Texas Novel

 Women’s Fiction > Holidays
Author: Lori Wilde
Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99

A Wedding for Christmas: A Twilight, Texas Novel

The whole town is ready for the holidays: The Cookie Club is baking, Main Street glitters with lights, the carolers sing . . .There’s even a Christmas wedding.

When bodyguard Ryder Southerland sees his best friend’s sister Katie at an L.A. Christmas party, he mistakes the slinky blonde for a celebrity stalker and tackles her. Then they tackle each other . . . at his place. The next morning, Katie’s gone, and Ryder tells himself it’s for the best. It isn’t. Now, one Christmas later, Ryder’s falling for the woman he’s been missing in the town he hasn’t missed at all . . .

Katie Cheek’s outgrown the romantic fantasies she had about Ryder when she was fifteen.

Reluctant Concubine (Hardstorm Saga Book 1)

 Romance > Fantasy
Author: Dana Marton
Regularly $4.99, Today $2.99

Reluctant Concubine (Hardstorm Saga Book 1)

The latest in a long line of legendary healers, Tera is expected to be able to work miracles. There is only one problem: she hasn’t yet come into her powers. When she’s kidnapped by a warrior race to heal soldiers, the only way for her to stay alive is to fake it till she makes it. And that’s not even the worst part. Just when Tera is about to escape, she catches the eye of the High Lord, who decides to make her his concubine.

For anyone who enjoyed the fantasy worlds of George Martin’s Game of Thrones, C.L. Wilson’s Lord of the Fading Lands, Elizabeth Vaughan’s Warprize, or the memorably crafted healer heroines in Jean Auel’s Clan of the Cave Bear and Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series, RELUCTANT CONCUBINE is the next epic adventure to get lost in.

Depth of Lies

 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: E. C. Diskin
Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99

Depth of Lies

When Shea Walker, a sunny, easygoing mom, is found dead in a bathtub with a stomach full of booze and pills, the shocking discovery shatters the complacency of her comfortable suburban community.

Kat Burrows, Shea’s longtime friend and former neighbor, is hit hardest. How could a woman she thought she knew so well come to such a sordid end? What could lead happy, well-adjusted, responsible Shea to accidentally overdose on alcohol and narcotics? Or, worse, drive her to suicide?

Compelled to uncover the truth of Shea’s final months, Kat delves beneath the orderly surface of her familiar world to discover a web of thwarted desire, shameful secrets, and shocking betrayal that suggests a scarier explanation for what happened to Shea.

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