Free Kindle books & bargains for Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Hurst: A Post-Apocalyptic Thriller (The Hurst Chronicles Book 1)

 Action & Adventure > Science Fiction
Author: Robin Crumby
FREE

Hurst: A Post-Apocalyptic Thriller (The Hurst Chronicles Book 1)

What would you do to survive during an outbreak? Where would you go? Where would you be safe?

At the end of the world, surrounded by the tidal waters of the Solent, the survivors of a pandemic flu virus hide behind the high walls of a Tudor fortress. Scraping a living far away from the smoking ruins of the cities, they wait in hope.

Hurst Castle stands alone. Its seventy-four occupants united in a struggle for survival against all the odds. The Millennial Virus is the least of their concerns.

When the arrival of outsiders threatens to tip the balance of power, the people of Hurst are faced with a desperate choice: set aside their differences and join an alliance that promises new hope or unite against the newcomers and their plans for reconstruction. Who can be trusted? Only time will tell.

Due North (Butterscotch Jones Mysteries Book 1)

 Mystery > Cozy
Author: Melanie Jackson
FREE

Due North (Butterscotch Jones Mysteries Book 1)

Welcome to the Gulch… funny things happen in the middle of nowhere.

Butterscotch Jones thought that living in the far north provided enough peril to contend with until a private plane crashed outside her hometown of McIntyre’s Gulch, Manitoba, Canada. The treasure inside the plane soon attracted both the RCMP and the Russian Mafia. For a town built upon isolation and secrecy, the citizens faced very public exposure.

A Plague of Shadows (The Harbingers of Light Book 1)

 Fantasy > Myths & Legends
Author: Travis Simmons
FREE

A Plague of Shadows (The Harbingers of Light Book 1)

When magic is the disease, there is no cure.

Abagail is hostage to her own life. Her father is unable to tend their homestead because of a farming accident years earlier, and she fears she may never have a life of adventure,””that she’ll never know true romance. That all changes the day Abagail finds a speck of writhing corruption on the palm of her hand. The shadow plague. And it’s only a matter of time before the dark magic of the disease takes over, making her a danger to all she loves, and a husk of her former self.

Fearful of what she will become, and afraid that a nosy neighbor may discover her secret and bring the Light Guard to burn her at the stake, Abagail is sent to the one person who’s learned to control the shadow plague””her aunt, Mattelyn.

But there’s miles of rough terrain and legions of monsters between Abagail and the training she needs.

Options Trading: Strategy Guide for Beginners

 Investing > Options
Author: Branden Lee
FREE

Options Trading: Strategy Guide for Beginners

Investing in the stock market can be a challenge. There are many different ways that you can invest in the market, but sometimes guessing the way that the market will go and the best way to make a profit is not the easiest. If you have been looking for a way to get into the stock market and make a good amount of money with limited risk, then it is time to take a look at options trading.

This guidebook is going to discuss everything that you need to know in order to get started with options trading. We will look not only at some of the basics of options trading, but also some of the best strategies that you can use to see success with each trade.

Falling Into You (The Falling Series Book 1)

 Genre Fiction > Coming of Age
Author: Jasinda Wilder
FREE

Falling Into You (The Falling Series Book 1)

Nell Hawthorne is in love with her life-long best friend, Kyle Calloway. Their young love is invincible and life is full of promise; then one night Kyle dies suddenly in a tragic accident and Nell is forever changed. She meets Kyle’s older brother Colton for the first time at the funeral. They both struggle to move on with life as best they can. Years later, they meet again in New York City, and Colton realizes that Nell has never really gotten over Kyle’s death. She seems to be harboring a deeply rooted pain, a heavy weight of guilt and regret. He knows he shouldn’t get involved, but he can’t help himself. Trust doesn’t come easily for either of them, and they both have demons. Together, they learn the purpose of pain and the meaning of healing, and the importance of forgiveness.

River Rocks: A West Virginia Adventure Novel (A Josh Baker and Eddie Debord Series Book 1)

 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Steve Kittner
FREE

River Rocks: A West Virginia Adventure Novel (A Josh Baker and Eddie Debord Series Book 1)

Josh Baker and Eddie Debord are two young boys who love nothing more than running the hills and riverbanks of their small hometown in West Virginia. Always searching for a good adventure, one day they find one! Inside an old red milk can they discovered down by the river, is a relic from the past. A document that will send them on an adventure of a lifetime! They will make new friends and new enemies and will find themselves drifting downriver, biking down old railroad beds, exploring hidden hollows and finding hidden secrets, all in search of a long lost jewel from the past; a pile of Confederate gold that went missing in 1903.

Collapse (New America-Book One)

  Science Fiction > Dystopian
Author: Richard Stephenson
FREE

Collapse (New America-Book One)

America is falling, ready to join the Roman Empire as a distant memory in the annals of history. The year is 2027. Tired and desperate, the American people are deep in the middle of The Second Great Depression. The Florida coastline is in ruins from the most powerful hurricane on record; a second just like it is bearing down on the state of Texas. For the first time in history, the Middle East has united as one and amassed the most formidable army the world has seen since the Third Reich. A hidden army of terrorists is on American soil. This is the story of three men: Howard Beck, the world’s richest man, also diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. Richard Dupree, ex-Navy SEAL turned escaped convict. Maxwell Harris, a crippled, burned out Chief of Police of a small Texas town.

Practical Magic

 Fiction > Metaphysical & Visionary
Author: Alice Hoffman
Regularly $8.99, Today $1.99

Practical Magic

For more than two hundred years, the Owens women have been blamed for everything that has gone wrong in their Massachusetts town. Gillian and Sally have endured that fate as well: as children, the sisters were forever outsiders, taunted, talked about, pointed at. Their elderly aunts almost seemed to encourage the whispers of witchery, with their musty house and their exotic concoctions and their crowd of black cats. But all Gillian and Sally wanted was to escape. One will do so by marrying, the other by running away. But the bonds they share will bring them back—almost as if by magic…

Georgia on My Mind

 Romance
Author: Marie Force
Regularly $3.99, Today $0.99

Georgia on My Mind

Since Georgie Quinn’s mother died after a brief illness, the highlight of her life has become “jogger stalking” every morning with her roommates Tess and Cat. Stuck running the senior center her mother founded in Newport, RI, until a replacement director is found, Georgie dreams of returning to her glamorous life in Atlanta. As that life begins to unravel, she discovers a whole new one in Newport where the jogger turns out to be sexy detective and tree hugger Nathan Caldwell. Determined to get her mind off her many problems—including a possible threat to her own health—Georgie indulges in what she intends to be a no-holds-barred one-night stand with Nathan. Unfortunately, Nathan has other ideas and sets out to have a relationship with her. Tess, on the run from an abusive husband, and Cat, who raised her younger brother and sister, hook up with Nathan’s brothers, Ben, an injured Iraqi war veteran, and Ian, a single-father and talented musician.

The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook: Fresh and Foolproof Recipes for Your Electric Pressure Cooker

 Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Meals
Author: Coco Morante
Regularly $11.99, Today $3.99

The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook: Fresh and Foolproof Recipes for Your Electric Pressure Cooker
The best-selling Instant Pot has been a runaway hit, with an almost cultlike following and users who swear by it. But finding delicious, well-tested, weekday-friendly recipes that are both inspiring and trustworthy has proven difficult, until now. The Essential Instant Pot Cookbookcovers each meal of the day, offering plenty of tried-and-true classic recipes, such as spicy beef and bean chili, a whole roasted chicken with mushroom sauce, and decadent New York cheesecake, alongside a hearty array of contemporary meals, such as Greek-style Gigantes beans with fresh feta, braised pork loin with balsamic vinegar and caramelized onions, buttery cauliflower mashed potatoes, pork adobo, and more!

Maximum Flavor: Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook

 Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Reference
Author: Aki Kamozawa, Alexander H. Talbot
Regularly $16.99, Today $1.99

Maximum Flavor: Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook

Whether you’re interested in molecular gastronomy or just want a perfect chicken recipe for dinner tonight, the authors of Ideas in Food deliver reliable techniques and dishes—no hard-to-find ingredients or break-the-bank equipment required—for real home cooks.

On the cutting edge of kitchen science, Kamozawa and Talbot regularly consult for restaurants to help them solve cooking conundrums. And yet they often find it’s the simplest tips that can be the most surprising—and the ones that can help home cooks take their cooking to a new level.

The Bundy Murders: A Comprehensive History

  Biographies & Memoirs > True Crime
Author: Kevin M. Sullivan
Regularly $9.99, Today $3.99

The Bundy Murders: A Comprehensive History

Theodore Bundy was one of the more infamous, and flamboyant, American serial killers on record, and his story is a complex mix of psychopathology, criminal investigation, and the U.S. legal system. This in-depth examination of Bundy’s life and his killing spree that totaled dozens of victims is drawn from legal transcripts, correspondence and interviews with detectives and prosecutors. Using these sources, new information on several murders is unveiled. The biography follows Bundy from his broken family background to his execution in the electric chair.

The Skin Above My Knee

 Music > Biographies
Author: Marcia Butler
Regularly $5.99, Today $2.99

The Skin Above My Knee

The unflinching story of a professional oboist who finds order and beauty in music as her personal life threatens to destroy her.

Music was everything for Marcia Butler. Growing up in an emotionally desolate home with an abusive father and a distant mother, she devoted herself to the discipline and rigor of the oboe, and quickly became a young prodigy on the rise in New York City’s competitive music scene.

But haunted by troubling childhood memories while balancing the challenges of a busy life as a working musician, Marcia succumbed to dangerous men, drugs and self-destruction. In her darkest moments, she asked the hardest question of all: Could music truly save her life?

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