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Road To Me: Road series Book one

Romantic Comedy
Author: Erica Andrews
FREE

Road To Me: Road series Book one

Doughnuts are the reason everything bad happens in my life.

My Divorce.
My Car.
My inability to tell myself no.

But you know, I also blame the sugary goodness for leading me to Kasper, Damon, and Dean.

Starting over in a small town was never part of my plan.Meeting three attractive men the day I arrive kind of helps.
So this is me.. I’m starting a new job, and working on making myself happier while i get to know who I am. These guys?
They’re the sprinkles on top.

This is a slow burn reverse harem

Flags Out Front

Religious & Inspirational Fiction
Author: Douglas Wilson
FREE

Flags Out Front

Readers of PG Wodehouse’s Leave It to Psmith and Christopher Buckley’s Thank You for Smoking will appreciate this lighthearted new satirical novel from the award-winning author of Evangellyfish (Best Fiction of 2012, Christianity Today).

Tom Collins, mild-mannered president of a dwindling southern Bible college, becomes a target when a drunk prankster swaps his campus’s American flag with the Christian one, and Dr. Tom refuses to “fix” the situation. Big media, exuberant students, petty enemies, and pretty secretaries all play a part in this happy-go-lucky satire for the twenty-first century.

On the Hook: Smith and Westen Mysteries, Book 1

Crime Fiction > Noir
Author: Cindy Davis
FREE

On the Hook: Smith and Westen Mysteries, Book 1

A Picasso painting, worth a hundred million dollars, disappears en route from Chicago to New Hampshire.

En route is to be taken literally because it happens while the truck is moving. The painting is there, then it’s not. It’s gone, but it can’t be.

Kendra Jean Valentine, underwriting agent for the policy, is on the hook.

She scrapes together enough to hire two women to work the case. Two ‘regular’ women no self-respecting insurance agent would look twice at. Which is exactly why KJ thinks they’re perfect.

Westen Hughes owns a failing pet shop.

With creditors phoning daily, she jumps at the chance to earn a bundle of easy money, even though the offer comes from high school nemesis KJ Valentine, who stole everything in high school: head cheerleader, homecoming queen and the star quarterback.

ICE PICK MYSTERIES: Three Alton Rhode Thrillers

Thrillers > Pulp
Author: Lawrence De Maria
FREE

ICE PICK MYSTERIES: Three Alton Rhode Thrillers

SISTER: A nun’s murder in Massachusetts brings two homicide detectives to Alton Rhode’s office. The New York private eye is quickly cleared as a suspect, but is stunned when he finds out who the victim was. Before she became a nun, the dead woman was his first love – a young girl who disappeared mysteriously, leaving him bereft.

THE ELSON LEGACY: Alton Rhode is feeling a bit lonely – and depressed. Just about everyone he knows, including his girlfriend, is out of town. Then, Laurene Robillard walks into his office. At first, he does not recognize the beautiful, mature woman. She has changed dramatically since posing as a dying waif years earlier as part of a plot that almost cost Rhode his life. The former hooker is now respectable, very rich and soon to be married. But she needs Rhode’s help. Someone has killed her grandfather, a man with whom she has just reconnected after tracking down her birth mother in Virginia.

A LITTLE TASTE OF MURDER: A Brightwater Bay Cozy Mystery (book 1) (Brightwater Bay Cozy Mysteries)

Mystery > Cozy > Animals
Author: Carolyn L. Dean
FREE

A LITTLE TASTE OF MURDER: A Brightwater Bay Cozy Mystery (book 1) (Brightwater Bay Cozy Mysteries)

A dead car, a vacation to the Pacific Northwest that’s really all about running away, and a bad guy face down on the steps to her rented cottage make Claire crave home more than chocolate cake and great home cooking. With only her beloved doggie as a companion, even the promise of hopping a ferry for the beautiful San Juan Islands seems like an impossibility when everyone is trying to point fingers at each other. Right in the middle of it all, Claire has to convince the tight-knit town that she’s not the murderer, even if the clues tell another, horrible story.

The Merry-Go-Round

Romantic Comedy
Author: Donna Fasano
FREE

The Merry-Go-Round

When Lauren divorces her husband, she has one thought on her mind… stepping off the merry-go-round. However, her life quickly turns into a three-ring circus: her hypochondriac father moves in, her ex is using her shower when she’s not home, and her perky assistant is pushing her out into the fearsome dating world.

She also must decide if the dilapidated barn and vintage merry-go-round she is awarded in the divorce settlement is a blessing or a bane. As if Lauren’s personal life isn’t chaotic enough, this slightly jaded attorney is overrun with a cast of quirky characters who can’t stay on the right side of the law.

What’s a woman to do? She can allow life to spin her in circles forever. Or she can reach out and grab the brass ring.

Infection: An Essential Post-Apocalyptic Survival Novel (Sympatico Syndrome Book 1)

 Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: M.P. McDonald
FREE

Infection: An Essential Post-Apocalyptic Survival Novel (Sympatico Syndrome Book 1)

Faced with the very real possibility of extinction of the human race, Cole Evans has only one chance to save his family and survive — a safe haven on an isolated, hard to reach island.

No one realizes there’s a deadly illness spreading like wildfire until it’s too late. With few symptoms, victims literally drop dead after a brief surge of energy. Within days, the virus tears through the population of the United States and the world.

Can Cole convince his brother that the danger is real and that there’s enough space for his family as well? And, can they all reach the island before the lights go out for them … forever?

House Broken

Women’s Fiction > Mothers & Children
Author: Sonja Yoerg
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99

House Broken

For veterinarian Geneva Novak, animals can be easier to understand than people. They’re also easier to forgive. But when her mother, Helen, is injured in a vodka-fueled accident, it’s up to Geneva to give her the care she needs.

Since her teens, Geneva has kept her self-destructive mother at arm’s length. Now, with two slippery teenagers of her own at home, the last thing she wants is to add Helen to the mix. But Geneva’s husband convinces her that letting Helen live with them could be her golden chance to repair their relationship.

Geneva isn’t expecting her mother to change anytime soon, but she may finally get answers to the questions she’s been asking for so long. As the truth about her family unfolds, however, Geneva may find secrets too painful to bear and too terrible to forgive.

Flight: A Novel

Native American Studies
Author: Sherman Alexie
Regularly $12.49, Today $2.99

Flight: A Novel

Half Native American and half Irish, fifteen-year-old “Zits” has spent much of his short life alternately abused and ignored as an orphan and ward of the foster care system. Ever since his mother died, he’s felt alienated from everyone, but, thanks to the alcoholic father whom he’s never met, especially disconnected from other Indians.

After he runs away from his latest foster home, he makes a new friend. Handsome, charismatic, and eloquent, Justice soon persuades Zits to unleash his pain and anger on the uncaring world. But picking up a gun leads Zits on an unexpected time-traveling journey through several violent moments in American history, experiencing life as an FBI agent during the civil rights movement, a mute Indian boy during the Battle of Little Bighorn, a nineteenth-century Indian tracker, and a modern-day airplane pilot. When Zits finally returns to his own body, “he begins to understand what it means to be the hero, the villain and the victim. . . .

Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World

Biographies & Memoirs > Lawyers & Judges
Author: Linda R. Hirshman
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Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World

The author of the celebrated Victory tells the fascinating story of the intertwined lives of Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first and second women to serve as Supreme Court justices.

The relationship between Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg—Republican and Democrat, Christian and Jew, western rancher’s daughter and Brooklyn girl—transcends party, religion, region, and culture. Strengthened by each other’s presence, these groundbreaking judges, the first and second to serve on the highest court in the land, have transformed the Constitution and America itself, making it a more equal place for all women.

Linda Hirshman’s dual biography includes revealing stories of how these trailblazers fought for their own recognition in a male-dominated profession—battles that would ultimately benefit every American woman. She also makes clear how these two justices have shaped the legal framework of modern feminism, including employment discrimination, abortion, affirmative action, sexual harassment, and many other issues crucial to women’s lives.

Nine Women, One Dress: A Novel

Fiction > Humor & Satire > Dark Humor
Author: Jane L. Rosen
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Nine Women, One Dress: A Novel

Natalie is a Bloomingdale’s salesgirl mooning over her lawyer ex-boyfriend who’s engaged to someone else after just two months. Felicia has been quietly in love with her boss for seventeen years and has one night to finally make the feeling mutual. Andie is a private detective who specializes in gathering evidence on cheating husbands—a skill she unfortunately learned from her own life—and lands a case that may restore her faith in true love. For these three women, as well as half a dozen others in sparkling supporting roles—a young model fresh from rural Alabama, a diva Hollywood star making her Broadway debut, an overachieving, unemployed Brown grad who starts faking a fabulous life on social media, to name just a few—everything is about to change, thanks to the dress of the season, the perfect little black number everyone wants to get their hands on . . .

When Breath Becomes Air

Medicine > Surgery
Author: Paul Kalanithi, Abraham Verghese
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When Breath Becomes Air

At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Airchronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a naïve medical student “possessed,” as he wrote, “by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life” into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality.

What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are some of the questions Kalanithi wrestles with in this profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir.

A Willing Murder: A Medlar Mystery

Mystery > Amateur Sleuths
Author: Jude Deveraux
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A Willing Murder: A Medlar Mystery

Sara Medlar is a household name in romance, with millions of books sold. But lately, retirement has been boring her and she’s found herself back in her hometown of Lachlan, Florida, remodeling the grand old mansion she’d admired as a child. It’s much too big for her alone, but she’d die before letting anyone in town know that.

Then Sara’s niece Kate is offered a job in Lachlan—a start in what could be a very successful career in real estate. She accepts immediately, but with so little saved up, she’ll have to approach her estranged yet incredibly famous aunt for a place to stay while she gets herself settled. But when she arrives at Sara’s home, she finds she’s not the only long-term houseguest. Jackson Wyatt already has his own room, and though it’s impossible to deny his good looks and charm—he’s clearly got her aunt wrapped around his finger—she’s also never met anyone who irritates her quite like Jack does.

Pacific Rim: The Official Movie Novelization

Science Fiction > Humorous
Author: Alex Irvine
Regularly $7.99, Today $3.99

Pacific Rim: The Official Movie Novelization

The official novelization of the upcoming sci-fi blockbuster Pacific Rimfrom visionary director Guillermo del Toro!

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju.

On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes-a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)-who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

The Girl Who Saved Christmas

Children’s eBooks > Holidays & Celebrations > Christmas
Author: Matt Haig, Chris Mould
Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99

The Girl Who Saved Christmas

 
Amelia Wishart was the first child ever to receive a Christmas present. It was her Christmas spirit that gave Santa the extra boost of magic he needed to make his first trip around the world. But now Amelia is in trouble.

When her mother falls ill, she is sent to the workhouse to toil under cruel Mr. Creeper. For a whole year, Amelia scrubs the floors and eats watery gruel, without a whiff of kindness to keep her going. It’s not long before her hope begins to drain away.

Meanwhile, up at the North Pole, magic levels dip dangerously low as Christmas approaches, and Santa knows that something is gravely wrong. With the help of his trusty reindeer, a curious cat, and Charles Dickens, he sets out to find Amelia, the only girl who might be able to save Christmas. But first Amelia must learn to believe again. . . .

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