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A Date with Fate (The Adventures of Anabel Axelrod)

 Romantic Comedy
Author: Tracy Ellen
FREE

A Date with Fate (The Adventures of Anabel Axelrod)

Meet Anabel Axelrod…Smart, Sassy, and Sexy!

Anabel owns a bookstore in the town she’s lived in all her life. She is a girly-girl, a control enthusiast, and one determined woman. Determined not to fall in love and settle into a dull marriage.

Meet Luke Drake…Brilliant, Badass, and Built!

Luke is new in town. He is all man, control is his middle name, and he’s coolly determined. Determined to win Anabel, whatever that takes.

Eyes clash, sparks fly, and worlds collide when these two meet! But that’s the least of their problems. Many strange things are happening in the town of Northfield, Minnesota and Anabel is a magnet for trouble.

Darcy’s Christmas Wish: A Pride and Prejudice Variation

 Historical Romance > Regency
Author: Penelope Swan
FREE

Darcy's Christmas Wish: A Pride and Prejudice Variation

Curl up with Darcy and Elizabeth this holiday season! Fitzwilliam Darcy never forgot the little girl, with the beautiful dark eyes, who saved his life fifteen years ago… though he never expected to meet her again. But when he comes to Rosings Park to spend the Advent season with his aunt and encounters the enchanting, spirited Miss Elizabeth Bennet again, he discovers that at Christmastime, wishes can come true…

DARCY’S CHRISTMAS WISH is a sweet, clean standalone Pride and Prejudice variation – a holiday romance inspired by Jane Austen’s classic novel!

Whip Smart (The Loft Book 1)

 Romance > Contemporary
Author: Siena Noble
FREE

Whip Smart (The Loft Book 1)

After freeing herself from her controlling, manipulative, and so-called “dominant” ex-fiancé, 24-year-old Teresa Bodnar returns to her hometown of Pittsburgh to try and put the pieces of her shattered life back together. Stuck in a rut and determined to prove herself capable of moving on with her life, Tera makes a bold move: founding the city’s first BDSM club.

But opening a club for business proves to be no small task, especially where unexpected romantic entanglements are concerned. Since first meeting at a kinky costume party, the magnetic attraction between Tera and easy-going Dominant Eric Yun has been undeniable, and yet Tera finds herself denying it at every turn. She knows she has baggage to spare, and the high-strung submissive is taking no chances when it comes to her budding friendship with the sweet and seductive Eric, no matter how tempting he may be.

Hunt for Evil: An International Clandestine Enterprise Novel (ICE Book 1)

 Thrillers > Espionage
Author: Amy Jarecki
FREE

Hunt for Evil: An International Clandestine Enterprise Novel (ICE Book 1)

Meeting her will change his life…And she has no idea how much she needs the SEAL to change hers.

When Navy SEAL Commander Logan Rodgers winds up on a botched mission in the Gulf of Oman, his quick action in saving MI6 asset, Olivia Hamilton, brings him to the attention of the international espionage arena.

Recruited by the mysterious and elite International Clandestine Enterprise (ICE), Logan faces Olivia again, but this time they’re on the same team. Sparks fly as the two compete in a clash between skill and keen intellect, until a French girl is kidnapped by a suspected terrorist.

Don’t Leave Me

 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: James Scott Bell
FREE

Don't Leave Me

When they came for him it was time to run. When they came for his brother it was time to fight.

Chuck Samson needs to heal. A former Navy chaplain who served with a Marine unit in Afghanistan, he’s come home to take care of his adult, autistic brother, Stan. But the trauma of Chuck’s capture and torture threatens to overtake him. Only the fifth graders he teaches give him reason to hope for the future.

But when an unseen enemy takes aim at Chuck, he finds himself running for his life. And from the cops, who now think he might be a murderer. A secret buried deep in Chuck’s damaged soul may be the one thing that could save him. But can he unearth it?

Now, needing to protect his only brother from becoming collateral damage, Chuck Samson must face the dark fears embedded in his mind and find a way to save Stan. . . or die trying.

Sleighed at Castle Rock: Amelia Grace Rock ‘n’ Roll Mysteries holiday short story

 Mystery > Cozy
Author: Anne Marie Stoddard
FREE

Sleighed at Castle Rock: Amelia Grace Rock 'n' Roll Mysteries holiday short story

No matter what season, the holidays can be murder! Bronwyn Sinclair, assistant to Castle Rock manager, Amelia Grace, is feeling Grinchy—but who can blame her? With Ame out of town, Bronwyn is taking over her duties running Castle Rock’s Christmas in July music festival and Battle of the Bands competition. It’s hard enough to get into the holiday spirit in the sweltering summer heat, but things take a turn for the deadly when someone slips mistletoe in one of the judges’ drinks. Can Bron scratch the would-be killer off her naughty list before the whole festival is ruined?

The Sound of Glass

 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Detective
Author: Karen White
Regularly $11.99, Today $2.99

The Sound of Glass

Two years after the death of her husband, Merritt Heyward receives unexpected news—Cal’s family home in Beaufort, South Carolina, bequeathed by his reclusive grandmother, now belongs to Merritt.

In Beaufort, the secrets of Cal’s unspoken-of past reside among the pluff mud and jasmine of the ancestral Heyward home on the Bluff. This unknown legacy, now Merritt’s, will change and define her as she navigates her new life—a life complicated by the arrival of her too young stepmother and ten-year-old half brother.

Soon, in this house of strangers, Merritt is forced into unraveling the Heyward family past as she faces her own fears and finds the healing she needs in the salt air of the Lowcountry.

Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic

 Biographies & Memoirs > True Crime
Author: Sam Quinones
Regularly $12.99, Today $2.99

Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic

In 1929, in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field; named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the community. Now, addiction has devastated Portsmouth, as it has hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America–addiction like no other the country has ever faced. How that happened is the riveting story of Dreamland.

With a great reporter’s narrative skill and the storytelling ability of a novelist, acclaimed journalist Sam Quinones weaves together two classic tales of capitalism run amok whose unintentional collision has been catastrophic. The unfettered prescribing of pain medications during the 1990s reached its peak in Purdue Pharma’s campaign to market OxyContin, its new, expensive–extremely addictive–miracle painkiller.

The Secret Life of Violet Grant

 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Beatriz Williams
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99

The Secret Life of Violet Grant
Fresh from college, irrepressible Vivian Schuyler defies her wealthy Fifth Avenue family to work at cutthroat Metropolitan magazine. But this is 1964, and the editor dismisses her…until a parcel lands on Vivian’s Greenwich Village doorstep that starts a journey into the life of an aunt she never knew, who might give her just the story she’s been waiting for.

In 1912, Violet Schuyler Grant moved to Europe to study physics, and made a disastrous marriage to a philandering fellow scientist. As the continent edges closer to the brink of war, a charismatic British army captain enters her life, drawing her into an audacious gamble that could lead to happiness…or disaster.

Picture Perfect

  Literary Fiction > Psychological
Author: Jodi Picoult
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99

Picture Perfect

To the outside world, they seem to have it all. Cassie Barrett, a renowned anthropologist, and Alex Rivers, one of Hollywood’s hottest actors, met on the set of a motion picture in Africa. They shared childhood tales, toasted the future, and declared their love in a fairy-tale wedding. But when they return to California, something alters the picture of their perfect marriage. A frightening pattern is taking shape—a cycle of hurt, denial, and promises, thinly veiled by glamour. Torn between fear and something that resembles love, Cassie wrestles with questions she never dreamed she would face: How can she leave? Then again, how can she stay?

Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America’s Soul

  Counseling & Psychology > Human Sexuality
Author: Karen Abbott
Regularly $8.99, Today $1.99

Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul

Step into the perfumed parlors of the Everleigh Club, the most famous brothel in American history–and the catalyst for a culture war that rocked the nation. Operating in Chicago’s notorious Levee district at the dawn of the last century, the Club’s proprietors, two aristocratic sisters named Minna and Ada Everleigh, welcomed moguls and actors, senators and athletes, foreign dignitaries and literary icons, into their stately double mansion, where thirty stunning Everleigh “butterflies” awaited their arrival. Courtesans named Doll, Suzy Poon Tang, and Brick Top devoured raw meat to the delight of Prince Henry of Prussia and recited poetry for Theodore Dreiser. Whereas lesser madams pocketed most of a harlot’s earnings and kept a “whipper” on staff to mete out discipline, the Everleighs made sure their girls dined on gourmet food, were examined by an honest physician, and even tutored in the literature of Balzac.

The Sum of All Fears (A Jack Ryan Novel Book 5)

 Fiction > Political
Author: Tom Clancy
Regularly $8.99, Today $1.99

The Sum of All Fears (A Jack Ryan Novel Book 5)

The search for a stolen nuclear weapon on American soil sends Jack Ryan on a dangerous mission with global consequences in this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller.

Peace may finally be at hand in the Middle East, as Jack Ryan, Deputy Director of Intelligence for the CIA, lays the groundwork for a plan that could end centuries of conflict. But ruthless terrorists have a final, desperate card to play: a nuclear weapon hidden somewhere in the United States.

With one terrible act, distrust mounts, forces collide, and the floundering U.S. president seems unable to cope with the crisis. With the world on the verge of nuclear disaster, Ryan must frantically seek a solution—before the chiefs of state lose control of themselves and the world.

The MIND Diet Cookbook: Quick and Delicious Recipes for Enhancing Brain Function and Helping Prevent Alzheimer’s and Dementia

 Mental Health > Dementia
Author: Kristen Diversi
Regularly $14.95, Today $1.99

The MIND Diet Cookbook: Quick and Delicious Recipes for Enhancing Brain Function and Helping Prevent Alzheimer's and Dementia

THE MIND DIET MADE DELICIOUS

Packed with dishes that are not only tasty but also help improve memory, concentration and mental acuity, this handy cookbook makes following the MIND Diet a snap. The 135 easy-to-make recipes provide a mouth-watering way to keep one’s mind sharp by eating the right foods while avoiding brain-harming ones.

The wide range of recipes include quick-and-hearty breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners and even sweet desserts made from foods that promote brain health, including:

• Pumpkin Muffins
• Blueberry Smoothie
• Mango Guacamole
• Walnut Kale Salad
• Salmon Tacos
• Creole Shrimp
• Rosemary Chicken
• Sole Amandine
• Beet Hummus
• Chocolate Pecan Pie

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