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The Old Man’s Request: Book One of the Utgarda Trilogy (The Utgarda Series 1)

Mystery > Historical
Author: Joab Stieglitz
FREE

The Old Man's Request: Book One of the Utgarda Trilogy (The Utgarda Series 1)

Fifty years ago, a group of college friends dabbled in the occult and released a malign presence on the world. Now, on his deathbed, the last of the students enlists the aid of three newcomers to banish the thing they summoned.

Hampered by the old man’s greedy son, the wizened director of the university library, and a private investigator with a troubled past, can Russian anthropologist Anna Rykov, Doctor Harry Lamb, and Father Sean O’Malley gather the knowledge and resources needed to defeat the entity?

What She Saw

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Sheila Lowe
FREE

What She Saw

Imagine waking up on a train and having no recollection of how you got there. The more you think, the more you realize that you don’t have any idea who you are…no name, no memories, no life.
This is the situation you’re drawn into in “What She Saw.”
A woman…no name, no memory, no life…only fear.
By chance or fate, she runs into someone who knows her and gives her a ride home.
At her home she finds two IDs, two sets of keys, one face…hers, but two separate lives!

AGENT 192 – An Alex Dorring Thriller

Thrillers > Espionage
Author: Vince Vogel
FREE

AGENT 192 - An Alex Dorring Thriller

Alex Dorring is Agent 192, a member of an elite assassins wing of MI6 called Uriel. Beginning ten years ago with a bungled mission and an escape from a burning prison, this story finds Alex now dwelling in the Pit: a secret psychiatric unit for broken agents of the British Secret Service. Busted out and whisked away to the deserts of Syria, he finds himself in a community of ex-agents led by a mysterious masked figure who wants Alex to join them.

Meanwhile, Uriel send their deadliest agents on the trail of their missing man. Starting in Copenhagen and spreading to the jungles of South America, they hunt down leads with violent efficiency and find a group of assassins hellbent on taking Uriel down and turning the hunters into the hunted.

Whiskey Sour – A Thriller (Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels Mysteries Book 1)

Mystery > Police Procedurals
Author: J.A. Konrath
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Whiskey Sour - A Thriller (Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels Mysteries Book 1)

Lieutenant Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels is having a bad week. Her live-in boyfriend has left her for his personal trainer, chronic insomnia has caused her to max out her credit cards with late-night home shopping purchases, and a frightening killer who calls himself ‘The Gingerbread Man’ is dumping mutilated bodies in her district.

While avoiding the FBI and its moronic profiling computer, joining a dating service, mixing it up with street thugs, and parrying the advances of an uncouth PI, Jack and her binge-eating partner, Herb, must catch the maniac before he kills again…and Jack is next on his murder list.

Whiskey Sour is the first book in the bestselling Jack Daniels series, full of laugh-out-loud humor and edge-of-your-seat suspense.

The Emperor’s Edge Collection (Books 1, 2, and 3)

Fantasy > Epic
Author: Lindsay Buroker
FREE

The Emperor's Edge Collection (Books 1, 2, and 3)

An enforcer wanted dead for crimes she didn’t commit…
An assassin wanted dead for crimes he did commit…

Normally, they would be enemies, but they both seek the same thing: exoneration.

Unfortunately, a nefarious underground organization is attempting to kill the one man who could grant it to them, the emperor. If they want to win their freedom, they’ll have to battle powerful wizards, outscheme master schemers, and defeat bloodthirsty monsters, all while dodging friendly fire and evading the law. Exoneration isn’t easy.

Out Of Darkness (The Starborn Uprising Book 1)

Science Fiction > Dystopian
Author: Jason D. Morrow
FREE

Out Of Darkness (The Starborn Uprising Book 1)

Death doesn’t wait for our approval. Death takes us when it is ready. Nineteen-year-old Mora knows this all too well, living in a world where the dead have walked the Earth for the past 60 years. Mora is on a mission to save her village from the relentless greyskins, and there is only one man that can help her: Jeremiah of Screven.

As she travels the wastelands, she discovers a power within herself, a power she believes no other human possesses. That is, until she meets others like her – the ones who call themselves the Starborn. These super-humans are on a mission also: to destroy the undead greyskins, and take down the greedy Jeremiah.

Rose’s Heavenly Cakes

Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Desserts
Author: Rose Levy Beranbaum
Regularly $10.99, Today $2.99

Rose's Heavenly Cakes

Rose Levy Beranbaum is a much beloved and widely respected baking legend-“a worshipped woman . . . revered by serious cooks and part-timers” alike, in the words of USA Today. Eagerly-awaited by her legions of devoted fans, Rose’s Heavenly Cakes is a must-have guide to perfect cake-baking from this award-winning master baker and author of The Cake Bible, one of the bestselling cookbooks of all time.

This comprehensive guide will help home bakers to create delicious, decadent, and spectacularly beautiful cakes of all kinds with confidence and ease. With her precise, foolproof recipes, Rose shows you how to create everything from Heavenly Coconut Seduction Cake, Golden Lemon Almond Cake, and Devil’s Food Cake with Midnight Ganache to Orange-Glow Chiffon Layer Cake, Mud Turtle Cupcakes, and Deep Chocolate Passion Wedding Cake.

The Muralist: A Novel

Historical Fiction > Biographical
Author: B. A. Shapiro
Regularly $9.99, Today $2.99

The Muralist: A Novel

When Alizée Benoit, an American painter working for the Works Progress Administration (WPA), vanishes in New York City in 1940, no one knows what happened to her. Not her Jewish family living in German-occupied France. Not her artistic patron and political compatriot, Eleanor Roosevelt. Not her close-knit group of friends, including Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, and Lee Krasner. And, some seventy years later, not her great-niece, Danielle Abrams, who while working at Christie’s auction house uncovers enigmatic paintings hidden behind works by those now-famous Abstract Expressionist artists. Do they hold answers to the questions surrounding her missing aunt?

Cookbooks, Food & Wine > U.S. Regional > South
Author: Griffith Day, Cheryl Day
Regularly $9.99, Today $2.99

The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook

Nationally recognized and locally adored for its decadent homespun desserts and delicious rustic breads, Back in the Day Bakery is a Savannah landmark. As Paula Deen says in her foreword, Cheryl and Griff Day “bake decadent treats, but they also bake wonderful memories that stay with you forever.”

To celebrate the bakery’s tenth anniversary, this duo has written a book filled with customers’ favorite recipes. It’s packed with Cheryl and Griff’s baking know-how plus recipes for their famous Buttermilk Biscones, Old-Fashioned Cupcakes, Chocolate Bread, Cinnamon Sticky Buns, S’more Pie, Almond Crunchies, Drunk Blondies, Pinkies Chocolate Lunch-Box Treats, Rustic Cheddar Pecan Rounds, and much more.

Shame On You (Fool Me Once Book 1)

Literature & Fiction > Humor
Author: Tara Sivec
Regularly $4.99, Today $1.99

Shame On You (Fool Me Once Book 1)

War veteran Kennedy O’Brien is in the business of sticking it to the man—or at least any man who tries to cross a woman. After she returned home from Afghanistan and caught her husband in bed with the nanny, Kennedy lost her faith in men and started Fool Me Once Investigations with her two best friends. After all, there’s no better bounty hunter than a woman scorned.

When Kennedy takes a case to slap cuffs on a bail jumper turned dog-napper, she figures it’ll be an easy paycheck. But trouble has a way of finding Kennedy. Enter the last man on the planet she’d willingly choose as a partner: her cheating ex-husband’s best friend, Griffin Crawford.

Broken Beautiful Hearts

Fiction > Social & Family Issues > Violence
Author: Kami Garcia
Regularly $5.99, Today $2.99

Broken Beautiful Hearts

When star soccer player Peyton Rios receives an offer from her first-choice college, senior year starts off exactly as planned. But when Peyton uncovers her boyfriend’s dark secret, she confronts him—and finds herself falling down a flight of stairs. Peyton’s knee—and maybe her dream of going pro—is shattered. Everyone is talking: Was she pushed, or did she fall? Peyton knows the truth, even if no one believes her.

In Progress: See Inside a Lettering Artist’s Sketchbook and Process, from Pencil to Vector

Graphic Design > Calligraphy
Author: Jessica Hische, Louise Fili
Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99

In Progress: See Inside a Lettering Artist's Sketchbook and Process, from Pencil to Vector

This show-all romp through design-world darling Jessica Hische’s sketchbook reveals the creative and technical process behind making award-winning hand lettering. See everything, from Hische’s rough sketches to her polished finals for major clients such as Wes Anderson, NPR, and Starbucks. The result is a well of inspiration and brass tacks information for designers who want to sketch distinctive letterforms and hone their skills. With more than 250 images of her penciled sketches, this highly visual ebook is an essential—and entirely enjoyable—resource for those who practice or simply appreciate the art of hand lettering.

Carla’s Comfort Foods: Favorite Dishes from Around the World

Cookbooks, Food & Wine > U.S. Regional > Soul Food
Author: Carla Hall, Frances Janisch, Genevieve Ko
Regularly $5.99, Today $3.99

Carla's Comfort Foods: Favorite Dishes from Around the World

Featuring 130 recipes with new variations on soulful favorites, this cookbook covers the culinary globe on an ingenious, delicious mission: to capture the international flavors of comfort.

For Carla Hall, co-host of ABC’s The Chew, food is a wonderful way to forge connections with and between people. In her delicious new cookbook, Carla’s Comfort Foods, she finds inspiration by going around the world in search of the universal home-cooked flavors of comfort. Spinning standbys into distinctive new recipes, she combines the beloved flavors of home with the most delectable, enticing spices and tastes of international cuisine. Carla starts with your essential recipe for perfect all-American burgers; from there, you can choose to do them up Persian-style with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce, lime, and fragrant spices; or give them a Vietnamese twist with pickled veggies, scallions, ginger, and cilantro; or take your burgers to Morocco with gutsy spices, chiles, and feta cheese.

It Happened at Two in the Morning

Thrillers > Legal
Author: Alan Hruska
Regularly $12.95, Today $1.99

It Happened at Two in the Morning

In this fast-moving, fast-talking legal thriller, brash young New York lawyer Tom Weldon happens to witness the 2 a.m. murder of a business tycoon and finds himself held captive with the murdered man’s arrogant daughter. The two escape and go on the run, trying to stay one step ahead of a hitwoman while Tom unravels the mystery behind the violence.

Alan Hruska is the author of the novels Borrowed Time, Pardon the Ravens and Wrong Man Running, the writer of several plays, and the writer and director of multiple films, most recently The Man on Her Mind. A former trial lawyer, he is a New York native and a graduate of Yale University and Yale Law School.


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