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Standstill

  Crime Fiction > Heist
Author: J.A. Marley
FREE

Standstill: a cat and mouse thriller you won't want to miss

When a psychotic policeman drags the young, ambitious thief, Danny Felix out of bed, he could not imagine he was about to be plunged into the robbery of a lifetime.

Corruption and coercion follow the corrupt Detective Inspector Harkness everywhere he goes and now he has Danny just where he wants him.

But Harkness isn’t the only officer with Danny in his sights. Christine Chance is getting closer to him while doing her best to be a mother to her seriously ill daughter.

City of Gold (Matthew Connor Adventure Series Book 1)

 Action & Adventure > Men’s Adventure
Author: Carolyn Arnold
FREE

City of Gold (Matthew Connor Adventure Series Book 1)

Archaeologist Matthew Connor and his friends Cal and Robyn are finally home after a dangerous retrieval expedition in India. While they succeeded in obtaining the priceless Pandu artifact they sought, it almost cost them their lives. Still, Matthew is ready for the next adventure. Yet when new intel surfaces indicating the possible location of the legendary City of Gold, Matthew is hesitant to embark on the quest.

Not only is the evidence questionable but it means looking for the lost city of Paititi far away from where other explorers have concentrated their efforts. As appealing as making the discovery would be, it’s just too risky. But when Cal’s girlfriend, Sophie, is abducted by Matthew’s old nemesis who is dead-set on acquiring the Pandu statue, Matthew may be forced into action.

Dianna: A Historical Western Romance (The Brittler Sisters Book 1)

 Romance > Inspirational
Author: Josephine Blake
FREE

Dianna: A Historical Western Romance (The Brittler Sisters Book 1)

In 1885, Miss Dianna Brittler has been cast aside by the Manhattan society. After years of refusing willing suitors and more than a handful of successful societal matches, she is mere steps away from spinsterhood.

When Dianna stumbles across an advert in the personals begging for a wife to come to the Wyoming territory, a spark ignites within her. Could she possibly be considering a life out West as a Mail-Order Bride?

Shiye is running from his past, and his past is only moments behind him. Injured when saving a white-skinned woman from certain death, he must find a way to fight his growing attraction to her. What is a high society woman doing in the Wyoming territory? Can Dianna help him escape the past he’s left behind?

The Renegade Wife (Children of Empire Book 1)

 Historical Romance > Victorian
Author: Caroline Warfield
FREE

The Renegade Wife (Children of Empire Book 1)

Desperate and afraid, Meggy Blair will do whatever it takes to protect her children. She’d hoped to find sanctuary from her abusive husband with her Ojibwa grandmother, but can’t locate her. When her children fall ill, she finds shelter in an isolated cabin in Upper Canada. But when the owner unexpectedly returns, he’s furious to find squatters disrupting his self-imposed solitude.

Reclusive businessman Rand Wheatly had good reason to put an ocean between himself and the family that deceived him. He just wants the intrusive woman gone, but it isn’t long before Meggy and the children start breaking down the defensive walls he’s built. But their fragile interlude is shattered when Meggy’s husband appears to claim his children, threatening to have Rand jailed.

One Little Kiss

 Romance > Contemporary
Author: Robin Covington
FREE

One Little Kiss

The best thing start with one little kiss. . .

Leighton Greer is breaking free of the protective chains surrounding her since she beat cancer four years ago. Always described as the fragile one, she is ready to test her strength and the first step is a whirlwind trip to Ireland and a post-graduation job with her dream orchestra.

Jonas Sutton has received devastating news about his future and he’s determined to take life by the horns while he still can. Quitting college two months before graduation, traveling the world and indulging in his passion for his art is the only thing on his agenda.

The Orphan Master’s Son: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)

 Thrillers & Suspense > Crime
Author: Adam Johnson
Regularly $12.99, Today $1.99

The Orphan Master's Son: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)

Pak Jun Do is the haunted son of a lost mother—a singer “stolen” to Pyongyang—and an influential father who runs a work camp for orphans. Superiors in the North Korean state soon recognize the boy’s loyalty and keen instincts. Considering himself “a humble citizen of the greatest nation in the world,” Jun Do rises in the ranks. He becomes a professional kidnapper who must navigate the shifting rules, arbitrary violence, and baffling demands of his overlords in order to stay alive. Driven to the absolute limit of what any human being could endure, he boldly takes on the treacherous role of rival to Kim Jong Il in an attempt to save the woman he loves, Sun Moon, a legendary actress “so pure, she didn’t know what starving people looked like.”

Love Letters: A Rose Harbor Novel

 Fiction > Family Saga
Author: Debbie Macomber
Regularly $7.99, Today $2.99

Love Letters: A Rose Harbor Novel

Summer is a busy season at the inn, so proprietor Jo Marie Rose and handyman Mark Taylor have spent a lot of time together keeping the property running. Despite some folks’ good-natured claims to the contrary, Jo Marie insists that Mark is only a friend. However, she seems to be thinking about this particular friend a great deal lately. Jo Marie knows surprisingly little about Mark’s life, due in no small part to his refusal to discuss it. She’s determined to learn more about his past, but first she must face her own—and welcome three visitors who, like her, are setting out on new paths.

Twenty-three-year-old Ellie Reynolds is taking a leap of faith. She’s come to Cedar Cove to meet Tom, a man she’s been corresponding with for months, and with whom she might even be falling in love.

Death of a Scavenger (Juniper Grove Cozy Mystery Book 2)

 Mystery > Cozy > Culinary
Author: Karin Kaufman
Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99

Death of a Scavenger (Juniper Grove Cozy Mystery Book 2)

More than a few people in Juniper Grove want Maureen Nicholson dead, so when her body turns up during the town’s annual October scavenger hunt, there’s no shortage of suspects or motives. But when suspicion for the murder falls on Rachel Stowe’s friend Holly, baker extraordinaire, Rachel must get to the bottom of the mystery.

Convinced there’s no romance in her future with the town’s police chief, Rachel dives headlong into the case, ignoring his disapproval and risking her own safety. But will she uncover the truth before the killer claims another victim?

The Skinny Rules: The Simple, Nonnegotiable Principles for Getting to Thin

 Diets & Weight Loss
Author: Bob Harper, Greg Critser
Regularly $13.99, Today $2.99

The Skinny Rules: The Simple, Nonnegotiable Principles for Getting to Thin

With so much conflicting weight-loss advice out there to confuse your efforts, it’s no wonder you haven’t been successful losing weight and keeping it off. But with Bob Harper, superstar trainer and co-host of NBC’s hit show The Biggest Loser as your personal authority and coach, you can and will finally shed the pounds—whether you want to lose two or two hundred!

Distilling Bob’s vast knowledge of nutrition, weight-loss strategy, and human nature down to twenty simple, nonnegotiable principles, The Skinny Rules will help you step away from a reliance on processed foods and the need for so much sweet and salt and step into a newly thin lifestyle. And Bob’s methods couldn’t be more straightforward.

Made in Savannah Cozy Mystery Box Set I: (Books 1-3)

 Mystery > Cozy
Author: Hope Callaghan
Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99

Made in Savannah Cozy Mystery Box Set I: (Books 1-3 in the Made in Savannah Cozy Mystery Series)

Months after the untimely death of mafia made man “Vinnie Garlucci,” his devoted wife, Carlita, discovers a mysterious key in one of his pockets while sorting through his belongings.

With help from her daughter, Mercedes, she sets off to find out what the mysterious key belongs to and soon discovers she has inherited property in historic Savannah, Georgia. Carlita views the property as a sign and remembers Vinnie’s dying words to her to get their family out of the mafia.

Against the wishes of her three sons, mother and daughter embark on a road trip to explore the property. While they’re gone, someone breaks into their home and vandalizes it. This is the second time it has happened since Vinnie’s death and Carlita is convinced that it’s somehow tied to the mafia.

The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs

 Biographies & Memoirs > Travelers & Explorers
Author: Elaine Sciolino
Regularly $16.95, Today $1.99

The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs

Elaine Sciolino, the former Paris Bureau Chief of the New York Times, invites us on a tour of her favorite Parisian street, offering an homage to street life and the pleasures of Parisian living. “I can never be sad on the rue des Martyrs,” Sciolino explains, as she celebrates the neighborhood’s rich history and vibrant lives. While many cities suffer from the leveling effects of globalization, the rue des Martyrs maintains its distinct allure. On this street, the patron saint of France was beheaded and the Jesuits took their first vows. It was here that Edgar Degas and Pierre-Auguste Renoir painted circus acrobats, Emile Zola situated a lesbian dinner club in his novel Nana, and François Truffaut filmed scenes from The 400 Blows. Sciolino reveals the charms and idiosyncrasies of this street and its longtime residents—the Tunisian greengrocer, the husband-and-wife cheesemongers, the showman who’s been running a transvestite cabaret for more than half a century, the owner of a 100-year-old bookstore, the woman who repairs eighteenth-century mercury barometers—bringing Paris alive in all of its unique majesty.

Arranged: A Novel

 Women’s Fiction > Romance
Author: Catherine McKenzie
Regularly $8.99, Today $1.99

Arranged: A Novel

Anne Blythe has a great life: a good job, good friends, and a potential book deal for her first novel. When it comes to finding someone to share it with, however, she just can’t seem to get it right.

After yet another relationship ends, Anne comes across a business card for what she thinks is a dating service, and she pockets it just in case. When her best friend, Sarah, announces she’s engaged, Anne can’t help feeling envious. On an impulse, she decides to give the service a try because maybe she could use a little assistance in finding the right man. But Anne soon discovers the company isn’t a dating service; it’s an exclusive, and pricey, arranged marriage service. She initially rejects the idea, but the more she thinks about it-and the company’s success rate-the more it appeals to her.

My Year of Meats: A Novel

 Fiction > Humor & Satire
Author: Ruth Ozeki
Regularly $14.99, Today $1.99

My Year of Meats: A Novel

A cross-cultural tale of two women brought together by the intersections of television and industrial agriculture, fertility and motherhood, life and love—the breakout hit by the celebrated author of A Tale for the Time Being

Ruth Ozeki’s mesmerizing debut novel has captivated readers and reviewers worldwide. When documentarian Jane Takagi-Little finally lands a job producing a Japanese television show that just happens to be sponsored by an American meat-exporting business, she uncovers some unsavory truths about love, fertility, and a dangerous hormone called DES. Soon she will also cross paths with Akiko Ueno, a beleaguered Japanese housewife struggling to escape her overbearing husband.

New York: The Novel

 Fiction > British & Irish > Historical
Author: Edward Rutherfurd
Regularly $10.99, Today $2.99

New York: The Novel

Edward Rutherfurd celebrates America’s greatest city in a rich, engrossing saga, weaving together tales of families rich and poor, native-born and immigrant—a cast of fictional and true characters whose fates rise and fall and rise again with the city’s fortunes. From this intimate perspective we see New York’s humble beginnings as a tiny Indian fishing village, the arrival of Dutch and British merchants, the Revolutionary War, the emergence of the city as a great trading and financial center, the convulsions of the Civil War, the excesses of the Gilded Age, the explosion of immigration in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the trials of World War II, the near demise of New York in the 1970s and its roaring rebirth in the 1990s, and the attack on the World Trade Center. A stirring mix of battle, romance, family struggles, and personal triumphs, New York: The Novel gloriously captures the search for freedom and opportunity at the heart of our nation’s history.

Requiem for a Dream: A Novel

  Literary Fiction
Author: Hubert Selby
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99

Requiem for a Dream: A Novel

Sara Goldfarb is devastated by the death of her husband. She spends her days watching game shows and obsessing over appearing on television as a contestant—and her prescription diet pills only accelerate her mania. Her son, Harry, is living in the streets with his friend Tyrone and girlfriend Marion, where they spend their days selling drugs and dreaming of escape. When their heroin supply dries up, all three descend into an abyss of dependence and despair, their lives, like Sara’s, doomed by the destructive power of drugs.

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