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Into the Silent Night (White Mountains Christmas Book 1)

Romance > Holidays
Author: Megan Nugen Isbell
FREE

Into the Silent Night (White Mountains Christmas Book 1)

It has been too long since Macy Martin has returned to Beacon. The perfect little town tucked away in the mountains of New Hampshire is the place she has always called home and the place she never thought she would leave. That all changed three years ago though when her mother died and her life was changed forever.

The only way to deal with the loss was to get away from Beacon and from the memories. A move to Los Angeles was the answer and it didn’t matter who she hurt when she left, including Nick McCann, the man who had owned her heart and the man she hadn’t forgotten.

When Macy finally returns to Beacon to spend Christmas with her family, she finds the little town hasn’t changed. Its streets are still lined with holly and lights and the large evergreen in the town square is lit up just as it has been every Christmas for as long as she can remember.

Bullet Drop: A London Carter Novel (London Carter Mystery Series Book 4)

Mystery > Hard-Boiled
Author: BJ Bourg
FREE

Bullet Drop: A London Carter Novel (London Carter Mystery Series Book 4)

While Dawn Luke travels to her hometown of Arkansas to tend to her sick mother, London Carter is called upon to investigate the murder of a young teenager whose body is found stuffed under the exit ramp of an overpass. It was apparent to London that the murderer wanted to make sure the kid was dead, but the motive for the killing was far from obvious.

Summoning the assistance of Detective Rachael Bowler, the two are finally able to locate the actual crime scene and that leads them to the identity of their young victim. But instead of providing answers, the identification leads to more questions. Could a secret involving the young man lead them to the killer, or will it only muddy the waters and interfere with their investigation?

Chicago Blood: Detective Shannon Rourke Book 1

Crime Fiction > Noir
Author: Stewart Matthews
FREE

Chicago Blood: Detective Shannon Rourke Book 1

What was another murder in Chicago?

A dead man clutching a pint of whiskey on the Ashland Avenue sidewalk wasn’t new. It shouldn’t have been enough to keep troubled Detective Shannon Rourke and her brother from making their escape to Sweden.

Shannon’s plan to put half a world between herself and her checkered past in Chicago is already rolling when she arrives at the crime scene, ready to pass the case off to another detective.

But she didn’t expect the victim to be her brother’s best friend.

When her ex-mobster brother hears about it, he gives her an ultimatum: stay and solve the case or he will. Now, Shannon is determined to leash her inner demons and finish the job, but if she fails, her brother will be the one to pay the price.

Murder on Ice (Twin Ponds Series Book 1)

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: B.T. Lord
FREE

Murder on Ice (Twin Ponds Series Book 1)

Is the past ever really past?
Can you truly ever trust anyone?

These are the questions Sheriff Cammie Farnsworth must face when she is suddenly confronted with a past she thought she’d long ago left behind.

As the first female elected sheriff of Clarke County, Maine, Cammie has finally found peace in her life. However, that peace is shattered when hockey legend Eli Kelley suddenly returns to Twin Ponds. He and Cammie were once involved, and when he left to pursue a sports career, he left with a secret that almost destroyed her. When he is found murdered and Cammie is forced to make an arrest, the finger of guilt from the townspeople turn to her. Racing against time, Cammie must prove not only that she is innocent, but that the one person she doesn’t want to believe is guilty may very well be a killer.

In The Rearview Mirror

Adventure
Author: Lee Livingston, David Ensz, Michele Hermet
FREE

In The Rearview Mirror

Not so long ago, two carefree 18-year-olds hitchhiked across a country of wide-open highways and wide-open people. Ride with them on this nostalgic look back at “America of the Big Heart.” It was 1961, before the deaths of JFK and MLK, before Vietnam. IndieReader calls their adventure out of adolescence into the beginning of responsibility: “A must read not only for the baby boomer generation, but great commentary on friendship, mental illness and, ultimately, the road towards redemption.”

A Log Cabin Christmas: 9 Historical Romances during American Pioneer Christmases

Christian > Romance > Western & Frontier
Author: Margaret Brownley, Wanda E. Brunstetter, Kelly Eileen Hake, Liz Johnson, Jane Kirkpatrick, Liz Tolsma, Michelle Ule, Debra Ullrick, Erica Vetsch
FREE

A Log Cabin Christmas: 9 Historical Romances during American Pioneer Christmases

Experience Christmas through the eyes of adventuresome settlers who relied on log cabins built from trees on their own land to see them through the cruel forces of winter. Discover how rough-hewed shelters become a home in which faith, hope, and love can flourish. Marvel in the blessings of Christmas celebrations without the trappings of modern commercialism where the true meaning of the day shines through. And treasure this exclusive collection of nine Christmas romances penned by some of Christian fiction’s best-selling authors.

Working on My Brother’s Best Friend

Romance > New Adult
Author: Sharon Cummin
FREE

Working on My Brother's Best Friend

It had been five years since my twin brother Gabe had moved to California when I got the call that changed my life forever.

He was my family, the only one I had, and he was gone.

I sat in the cold, dark funeral home while people moved around me. I could hear them talking, but all I could do was think. So many questions ran through my mind as I looked down at my hands in my lap. How could I have let him go? How could I have lost five years with him? Why hadn’t I gone?

There were two reasons. One was to take care of my grandparents. They’d both passed in the five years he’d been gone. The other was the one person I couldn’t stand, my brother’s best friend, Doug. He’d gone with him to help him start his company.

A Redbird Christmas: A Novel

Fiction > Humor & Satire
Author: Fannie Flagg
Regularly $13.99, Today $1.99

A Redbird Christmas: A Novel
Deep in the southernmost part of Alabama, along the banks of a lazy winding river, lies the sleepy little community known as Lost River, a place that time itself seems to have forgotten. After a startling diagnosis from his doctor, Oswald T. Campbell leaves behind the cold and damp of the oncoming Chicago winter to spend what he believes will be his last Christmas in the warm and welcoming town of Lost River. There he meets the postman who delivers mail by boat, the store owner who nurses a broken heart, the ladies of the Mystic Order of the Royal Polka Dots Secret Society, who do clandestine good works. And he meets a little redbird named Jack, who is at the center of this tale of a magical Christmas when something so amazing happened that those who witnessed it have never forgotten it.

If Looks Could Kill (A Suspense Novel)

Thrillers & Suspense > Crime
Author: Eileen Dreyer
Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99

If Looks Could Kill (A Suspense Novel)

Chris Jackson has secrets.

A wildly popular author of suspense novels, Chris hides away in the tiny town of Pyrite, Missouri, where she lives in a converted storefront and practices breaking-and-entering on local businesses.

Most of the citizens of Pyrite happily claim Chris as their very own celebrity. But the new police chief, Al MacNamara isn’t one of them. Recently transplanted from the mean streets of Chicago, Mac hates mysteries. And Chris Jackson is a mystery.

Then, the murders begin. Murders that look suspiciously like those in Chris’s books. Murders that escalate to a grisly stabbing that exactly mimicks a story no one has read except Chris, herself.

Sweet Christmas Kisses 3: A Bundle of 17 Wholesome Holiday Romances

Romance > Anthologies
Author: Mona Risk, Christine Bush, Lyn Cote, Denise Devine, Raine English, Shanna Hatfield, Ciara Knight, Milou Koenings, Magdalena Scott, Roxanne Rustand, Alicia Street, Kristin Wallace, Merrillee Whren, Cindy Flores Martinez, Victoria Pinder, Josie Riviera, Pat Simmons
Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99

Sweet Christmas Kisses 3: A Bundle of 17 Wholesome Holiday Romances

Sweet Christmas Kisses 3: A Bundle of 17 Wholesome Holiday Romances

Ring in the holiday season with 17 all-new, stand-alone stories from New York Times, USA Today, national bestselling, and award-winning authors. Sweet Christmas Kisses 3 takes you around the globe from small-town USA, to London, England, and even to Africa. Don’t miss out on this sweet romance boxed set that’s sure to touch your heart, make you smile, and put you in the mood for Christmas.

Mona Risk, On Christmas Eve
She banished him from her life and dreams. But fate throws him in her path again and his tender gaze erases years of loneliness. Can they forgive each other and create a new future?

Stalking Ground: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery

Mystery > Cozy
Author: Margaret Mizushima
Regularly $7.99, Today $2.99

Stalking Ground: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery

When Deputy Ken Brody’s sweetheart goes missing in the mountains outside Timber Creek, Mattie Cobb and her K-9 partner Robo are called to search. But it’s mid-October and a dark snow storm is brewing over the high country. And they’re already too late. By the time they find her body, the storm has broken and the snow is coming down hard.

While Brody hikes down to bring back the forensics team and veterinarian Cole Walker gathers supplies to protect them from the storm, Mattie and Robo find themselves alone, guarding the gravesite overnight in the dead of the early winter. And that’s only the first long, dark night in a series of them, because as their investigation develops, Mattie, Robo, Brody, and Cole find themselves in the middle of the killer’s stalking ground–where the hunters have just become the hunted.

An effortlessly engrossing read filled with tension, excitement, and heart, Stalking Ground, the second in Margaret Mizushima’s lauded debut series, will send a chill down every reader’s spine.

The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs Are Smarter Than You Think

Zoology > Animal Psychology
Author: Brian Hare, Vanessa Woods
Regularly $14.99, Today $5.99

The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs Are Smarter Than You Think

For readers of Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz, this New York Times bestseller offers mesmerizing insights into the interior lives of our smartest petsIn the past decade, we have learned more about how dogs think than in the last century. Breakthroughs in cognitive science, pioneered by Brian Hare, have proven dogs have a kind of genius for getting along with people that is unique in the animal kingdom. This dog genius revolution is transforming how we live and work with our canine friends, including how we train them. Does your dog feel guilt? Is she pretending she can’t hear you? Does she want affection—or just your sandwich? In Th­e Genius of Dogs, Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods lay out what discoveries at the Duke Canine Cognition Lab and other research facilities around the world are revealing about how your dog thinks and how we humans can have even deeper relationships with our best four-legged friends.

Forever Violet (Tangled Realms Book 1)

Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
Author: Jessica Sorensen
Regularly $2.99, Today $1.60

Forever Violet (Tangled Realms Book 1)

A year ago, I was attacked by werewolves. I’ve hated their kind ever since.

Now, I’m being told I’m one of them. That Jules, a tortured, gothic werewolf prince, is my soul mate and that I may one day rule over a werewolf pack.

Not how I saw my life going, but fighting my destiny isn’t an option. Neither is ignoring the powerful connection I feel to Jules. But facing my future is going to be dangerous when not all of my pack wants me around.

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