Free Kindle books & bargains for Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Espresso and Evil (Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery Book 6)

Mystery > Private Investigators
Author: Agatha Frost
FREE

Espresso and Evil (Peridale Cafe Cozy Mystery Book 6)

When a coffee shop opens in the village, Julia is surprised when her customers flock to the new business, leaving her café almost empty. A failed protest against the corporate chain store leaves Julia wondering if her cafe can survive, but she suddenly has bigger fish to fry when the owner of the coffee shop is poisoned, and she is framed for his murder.

As Julia attempts to clear her name, she is stopped in her tracks when an unwanted familiar face arrives in Peridale. Her past and present crash together, threatening to jeopardise her blossoming relationship with Barker. Julia’s history is back to haunt her, and she is forced to deal with the consequences of her actions before its too late. Somebody is trying to frame Julia for her rival’s murder, but can she juggle her most challenging case yet with her complicated love life before she loses more than just her café?

Captain Rockford’s Reckoning

 Historical Romance > Regency
Author: Susan Lodge
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Captain Rockford's Reckoning

Esmie Elstone is thrown into panic when she hears of Captain Rockford’s return. But she is determined that the days of him interfering with her life are over. Destroying her chances of a happy future on his last visit, had resulted in her being foisted on her Aunt for a third pointless season in London.

To alleviate the boredom of society life, Esmie helps run a discreet betting enterprise under the guise of a sewing club. But there are some things you just shouldn’t wager on, and Esmie’s integrity is soon put to a dangerous test.

Ruby Tuesday

 Romance > Mystery & Suspense
Author: Mari Carr
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Ruby Tuesday

He wants so much more than just her music…

Bad boy rocker Sky Mitchell wants to buy Teagan’s song. Only it’s not for sale.

Neither is she, but that doesn’t stop him from challenging her to a contest, a game of winner take all.

Ruby Tuesday is book two in the Wild Irish series by New York Timesbestselling author Mari Carr.

Storm Sail – A Connie Barrera Thriller: The 4th Novel in the Caribbean Mystery and Adventure Series

 Action & Adventure > Sea Adventures
Author: Charles Dougherty
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Storm Sail - A Connie Barrera Thriller: The 4th Novel in the Caribbean Mystery and Adventure Series (Connie Barrera Thrillers)

What’s the worst that can happen when a sailing yacht sets out to cross 1,600 miles of open ocean?
Connie Barrera and her fiancé, Paul Russo, were in high spirits when they left Annapolis. All their friends would be in Martinique to celebrate their arrival. Their marriage there would be a fitting end for Diamantista II’s first offshore passage.
Their voyage takes a dangerous turn when Hurricane Ian springs to life in their path. Being caught in an unpredicted hurricane tests their seamanship, but there are worse things to come.
In mid-ocean with no way to communicate their plight, they’re on their own when the real trouble begins.

Refuge (The Minder’s War Book 1)

 Action & Adventure > Sea Adventures
Author: Gerhard Gehrke
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Refuge (The Minder's War Book 1)

Sometime during their thousand-year voyage, the invaders perished.

But their slaves, the minders, survived to finish the journey to Earth.

Deanne doesn’t believe any of the news about visiting aliens. She’s a felon serving time in a California youth detention center.

As the lights go out and the world falls down around Deanne and her fellow inmates, she discovers something that might hold the key to their survival. Saving Earth will mean risking not only her life, but what makes her human…

Notorious (Max Revere Novels Book 1)

  Historical Romance > Scottish
Author: Allison Brennan
Regularly $7.99, Today $2.99

Notorious (Max Revere Novels Book 1)

New York Times bestselling author Allison Brennan introduces an irrepressible heroine in her pulse-pounding new thriller Notorious, which Lisa Gardner says is, “Guaranteed to keep you up late at night.”

Maxine Revere has dedicated her life to investigating murders that the police have long since given up any hope of solving. A nationally renowned investigative reporter with her own TV show and a tough-as-nails reputation, Max tackles cold cases from across the country and every walk of life. But the one unsolved murder that still haunts her is a case from her own past.

Spin: A Novel

 Women’s Fiction > Romance
Author: Catherine McKenzie
Regularly $7.99, Today $2.99

Spin: A Novel

How far would you go to get what you wanted?  That’s the question author Catherine McKenzie addresses in Spin—a delectable debut novel that takes readers into the connected worlds of pop culture, tabloid journalism, and celebrity rehab. The story of a newbie undercover gossip reporter who follows a troubled starlet into a rehab clinic intending to dig up all the dirt she possibly can, Spin is smart, hip, utterly engaging contemporary fiction in the vein of Jennifer Weiner and Emily Giffin.

Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever (The Jungle Fever Romance Quadrilogy Book 1)

 Romance > Multicultural & Interracial
Author: L. V. Lewis
Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99

Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever (The Jungle Fever Romance Quadrilogy Book 1)

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY to the second power meets Keisha and Jada from the Block.

Aspiring recording studio owners, Keisha Beale and Jada Jameson, score a rare meeting with venture capitalist Tristan White, and are thrust into a world beyond their wildest imaginations.

Lured by Tristan White and his offer of fronting the capital for her business in exchange for an indecent proposal, of sorts, Keisha finds herself with no other option. Tortured by demons from her past, Keisha’s inability to come to terms with them threatens to undermine the future of her business and her tumultuous, unconventional relationship with Tristan White.

Erotic, amusing, and in places hilarious, the Ghetto Girl Romance Quadrilogy is a parody with a unique take on a Fifty Shades-type story that will take you even further into the BDSM world, and promises to make the vanilla original Fifty Shades more colorful.

Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered

 Graphic Design > Graphic Arts
Author: Austin Kleon
Regularly $7.99, Today $1.99

Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered

In his New York Times bestseller Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon showed readers how to unlock their creativity by “stealing” from the community of other movers and shakers. Now, in an even more forward-thinking and necessary book, he shows how to take that critical next step on a creative journey—getting known.

Show Your Work! is about why generosity trumps genius. It’s about getting findable, about using the network instead of wasting time “networking.” It’s not self-promotion, it’s self-discovery—let others into your process, then let them steal from you. Filled with illustrations, quotes, stories, and examples, Show Your Work! offers ten transformative rules for being open, generous, brave, productive.

Worth of a Duke: A Lords of Fate Novel

 Historical Romance > Regency
Author: K.J. Jackson
Regularly $3.99, Today $0.99

Worth of a Duke: A Lords of Fate Novel

Fate is fickle. And fate has decided it is time for a hardened duke to do the impossible—let love into his life.

A lady on the wrong side of the ocean.
Lost and wandering the woods, Miss Wynne Theaton was surviving quite nicely until Rowen Lockton appeared. He saves her from getting trampled by a thief’s horse, but then becomes insistent on showing her where she truly is.

A duke refusing to deny fate.
Fate tossed Miss Theaton into his path, and Rowen Lockton, the Duke of Letson, is not one to deny fate. But the woman comes with a host of problems, not the least of which is her belief that she is in another country.

Here Is Where: Discovering America’s Great Forgotten History

 Travel > United States
Author: Andrew Carroll
Regularly $11.99, Today $1.99

Here Is Where: Discovering America's Great Forgotten History

Here Is Where chronicles Andrew Carroll’s eye-opening – and at times hilarious — journey across America to find and explore unmarked historic sites where extraordinary moments occurred and remarkable individuals once lived. Sparking the idea for this book was Carroll’s visit to the spot where Abraham Lincoln’s son was saved by the brother of Lincoln’s assassin. Carroll wondered, How many other unmarked places are there where intriguing events have unfolded and that we walk past every day, not realizing their significance? To answer that question, Carroll ultimately trekked to every region of the country — by car, train, plane, helicopter, bus, bike, and kayak and on foot. Among the things he learned:

Breaking the Silence

  Women’s Fiction > Psychological
Author: Diane Chamberlain
Regularly $8.99, Today $2.99

Breaking the Silence

Laura Brandon’s promise to her dying father was simple: to visit an elderly woman she’d never heard of before. A woman who remembers nothing—except the distant past. Visiting Sarah Tolley seemed a small enough sacrifice to make.

But Laura’s promise results in another death. Her husband’s. And after their five-year-old daughter, Emma, witnesses her father’s suicide, Emma refuses to talk about it…to talk at all.

Frantic and guilt ridden, Laura contacts the only person who may be able to help. A man she’s met only once—six years before. A man who doesn’t know he’s Emma’s real father.

Guided only by a child’s silence and an old woman’s fading memories, the two unravel a tale of love and despair, of bravery and unspeakable evil. A tale that’s shrouded in silence…and that unbelievably links them all.

The Problem with Forever: A compelling novel (Harlequin Teen)

 Social & Family Issues > Family > Adoption
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Regularly $7.99, Today $2.99

The Problem with Forever: A compelling novel (Harlequin Teen)

Growing up, Mallory Dodge learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it’s been four years since her nightmare ended, she’s beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime. Now, after years of homeschooling, Mallory must face a new milestone—spending her senior year at a public high school. But she never imagined she’d run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasn’t seen since childhood, on her very first day.

It doesn’t take long for Mallory to realize that the connection she shared with Rider never really faded. Yet soon it becomes apparent that she’s not the only one grappling with lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider’s life spiral out of control, Mallory must make a choice between staying silent and speaking out—for the people she loves, the life she wants and the truths that need to be heard.

Dragons’ Demon: A Dragon’s Dream (Ethereal Foes Book 1)

Romance > Paranormal > Angels
Author: Marie Harte
Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99

Dragons' Demon: A Dragon's Dream (Ethereal Foes Book 1)

Even demons need to beware fiery dragon love…or get scorched.

In the ordinary world, forces are at work which keep the balance of the universe in order. Enter Eve Sinclair, a higher demon with a mission–to sway those souls on the brink of Decision, to push them toward hell, as they are meant to go.

After a prank played by her brothers, Eve is accused of stealing a precious dragon egg. Worse, it’s a royal egg, as she learns from the furious commander of the dragon legion.

Not a creature to have on one’s bad side, Ranton shifts between his human and dragon forms, keeping Eve off-balance and off her game. Eve finds that Ranton is more than a match for her…as is his brother, the new dragon king.

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