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Kindle Buffet for Saturday, December 22, 2018

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The Voyage Home (Voyage Home Saga Book 1)

Science Fiction > Galactic Empire
Author: D. J. Holmes
FREE

The Voyage Home (Voyage Home Saga Book 1)

Abducted from Earth as a child. Sold into slavery. Forced to fly the ship of a ruthless pirate. Sarah knows nothing of her homeworld or her people. Her one longing is to return home.

Little does she know humanity is no better off. The Elders, a ruthless alien race rule Earth with an iron grip.

When Sarah’s ship is ambushed by an Elder frigate she is thrown into a life and death battle. Survival would send shockwaves throughout the galaxy. Never before has an Elder warship been beaten in one-on-one combat. For Sarah, it would also open up a way for her to return to the home she has never known.

Out of Practice Aphrodite (The Goddess Chronicles Book 1)

Mystery > Cozy
Author: S.E. Babin
FREE

Out of Practice Aphrodite (The Goddess Chronicles Book 1)

Abby left Olympus behind for the only thing she ever wanted: freedom. Things are going great until one colossal misstep lands her right back into Olympus politics and under the steely-eyed glare of Zeus. To make up for it, Zeus demands she make a love match between two people of his choice.

Easy peasy for the Goddess of Love, right?

Wrong.

Abby stumbles into an ex-lover, a dead demi-god, and the realization that a crucial relic has been stolen right out from underneath Zeus’ nose. Between the gods breathing down her neck and fighting an attraction between two woefully wrong men, Abby will have to keep her wits about her so she can solve this mess and get back to her comfortable life and expensive cappuccino machine.

Unfortunately for Abby, things are never easy when the gods get involved.

ASSET: a Brill Winger Thriller

Action & Adventure > War & Military
Author: Chris Lowry
FREE

ASSET - an Action Thriller: a Brill Winger Thriller

History is full off stories of what men will do for women. Countries go to war over women, brother fights brother and more.

Brill knows the stories. He’s read them all. He thought they were a bunch of crap until an exchange student from South Africa showed up in his life.

Now he’s flown halfway round the world just to impress the girl he loves and to make it more intriguing, he’s been asked to spy on her politician father.

But when tragedy strikes, he may not ever recover unless he learns that there is something greater than live, something darker. Rage.

Mo Mo Mo! Merry Christmas, Maureen!

Fiction > Humor & Satire
Author: Jonathan Hill
FREE

Mo Mo Mo! Merry Christmas, Maureen!

After Maureen receives a plea from her friend Louisa, she faces a challenge far greater than trying to keep her potted poinsettia alive…

Spend Christmas with Maureen and her friends in this festive comedy novella, new for 2018!

Chasing the Blue Sky

Animal Care & Pets > Essays
Author: Will Lowrey
FREE

Chasing the Blue Sky

In the sweltering heat of a Clay County summer, a chained dog gives birth to a spirited, black puppy named Toby. Taken from his mother’s side at just a few weeks old, Toby soon wins the love of an adoring family. But just as quickly, he finds himself struggling to survive in the unforgiving world of the county animal shelter.

But he’s not alone – a motley cast of homeless dogs and a devoted pair of shelter workers will give anything to make sure Toby makes it out alive.

Wicked Little Secrets (Wicked Little Secrets Series Book 1)

Literary Fiction > Historical
Author: Susanna Ives
FREE

Wicked Little Secrets (Wicked Little Secrets Series Book 1)

Vivienne Taylor strives to be the embodiment of her wealthy fiancé’s rigid ideal of a virtuous lady. But being good isn’t easy when a blackmailer threatens to destroy her reputation—and the only person who can help is the deliciously wicked Lord Dashiell.

Vivacious Vivienne has finally won her family’s approval by getting engaged to the wealthy and upright John Vandergrift. But when threatened by a vicious blackmail scheme, it is to her childhood friend that Vivienne turns; the deliciously wicked Viscount Dashiell.

Lord Dashiell promised himself long ago that his friendship with Vivienne would be the one relationship with a woman that he wouldn’t ruin. He agrees to help her just to keep the little hothead safe, but soon finds that Vivienne has grown up to be very, very dangerous to all of Dash’s best intentions.

Shotgun Lovesongs: A Novel

Fiction > Coming of Age
Author: Nickolas Butler
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99

Shotgun Lovesongs: A Novel

Welcome to Little Wing.

It’s a place like hundreds of others, nothing special, really. But for four friendsall born and raised in this small Wisconsin townit is home. And now they are men, coming into their own or struggling to do so.

One of them never left, still working the family farm that has been tilled for generations. But others felt the need to move on, with varying degrees of success. One trades commodities, another took to the rodeo circuit, and one of them even hit it big as a rock star. And then there’s Beth, a woman who has meant something special in each of their lives.

Now all four are brought together for a wedding. Little Wing seems even smaller than before. While lifelong bonds are still strong, there are stressesamong the friends, between husbands and wives. There will be heartbreak, but there will also be hope, healing, even heroism as these memorable people learn the true meaning of adult friendship and love.

Kill For You

Thrillers & Suspense > Crime
Author: Lisa Regan
Regularly $3.99, Today $0.99

Kill For You

A woman is found dead, her body beaten post mortem. Stuffed into her mouth is a job application with the words “For You” scrawled across it. FBI profiler Kassidy Bishop is assigned to help find the killer. Despite being scarred by her twin sister’s mysterious death fifteen years earlier, Kass is now a rising star in the Bureau’s Behavior Analysis Unit.

But as more victims turn up dead around the country–all with the serial killer’s trademark message left at the scene–Kassidy is left with more questions than answers. The victims seem to have nothing in common, and the meticulous killer is as inconsistent as he is brutal.

As Kass delves deeper into the mind of the killer, a shocking connection begins to emerge–one that is both personal, and deadly.

Heartsick (Archie Sheridan & Gretchen Lowell Book 1)

Thrillers & Suspense > Crime
Author: Chelsea Cain
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99

Heartsick: A Thriller (Archie Sheridan & Gretchen Lowell Book 1)

Damaged Portland detective Archie Sheridan spent ten years tracking Gretchen Lowell, a beautiful serial killer, but in the end she was the one who caught him. Two years ago, Gretchen kidnapped Archie and tortured him for ten days, but instead of killing him, she mysteriously decided to let him go. She turned herself in, and now Gretchen has been locked away for the rest of her life, while Archie is in a prison of another kind—addicted to pain pills, unable to return to his old life, powerless to get those ten horrific days off his mind. Archie’s a different person, his estranged wife says, and he knows she’s right. He continues to visit Gretchen in prison once a week, saying that only he can get her to confess as to the whereabouts of more of her victims, but even he knows the truth—he can’t stay away.

Salvage the Bones: A Novel

Literary Fiction > African American
Author: Jesmyn Ward
Regularly $7.99, Today $2.99

Salvage the Bones: A Novel

A hurricane is building over the Gulf of Mexico, threatening the coastal town of Bois Sauvage, Mississippi, and Esch’s father is growing concerned. A hard drinker, largely absent, he doesn’t show concern for much else. Esch and her three brothers are stocking food, but there isn’t much to save. Lately, Esch can’t keep down what food she gets; she’s fourteen and pregnant. Her brother Skeetah is sneaking scraps for his prized pitbull’s new litter, dying one by one in the dirt. Meanwhile, brothers Randall and Junior try to stake their claim in a family long on child’s play and short on parenting.

As the twelve days that make up the novel’s framework yield to their dramatic conclusion, this unforgettable family–motherless children sacrificing for one another as they can, protecting and nurturing where love is scarce–pulls itself up to face another day.

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

Fantasy > TV, Movie, Video Game Adaptations
Author: Susanna Clarke
Regularly $7.99, Today $1.99

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

Part of The Bloomsbury Phantastic series – three books tracing the tradition of fantasy from Edgar Allan Poe to Neil Gaiman and Susanna Clarke. Susanna Clarke’s novel is an epic tale of nineteenth-century England and the two magicians who emerge to change its history. In the year 1806, in the midst of the Napoleonic Wars, most people believe magic to have long since disappeared from England — until the reclusive Mr Norrell reveals his powers and becomes a celebrity overnight. Another practising magician emerges: the young and daring Jonathan Strange. He becomes Norrell’s pupil and the two join forces in the war against France. But Strange is increasingly drawn to the wildest, most perilous forms of magic and soon he risks sacrificing not only his partnership with Norrell, but everything else he holds dear.

A Zoo in My Luggage (The Zoo Memoirs Book 1)

Biographies & Memoirs > Environmentalists & Naturalists
Author: Gerald Durrell
Regularly $17.99, Today $1.99

A Zoo in My Luggage (The Zoo Memoirs Book 1)

A British naturalist and his wife acquire a menagerie of animals and set up their own zoo in this delightful memoir by the author of the Corfu Trilogy.

For many years I had wanted to start a zoo. . . . Any reasonable person smitten with an ambition of this sort would have secured the zoo first and obtained the animals afterwards. But throughout my life I have rarely if ever achieved what I wanted by tackling it in a logical fashion.

After a decade of supplying creatures for other people’s zoos, in 1957 Gerald Durrell and his wife set off on an adventurous journey to the Cameroons in West Africa, where they collected numerous mammals, birds, and reptiles.

The wild nature of the animals created quite a bit of chaos, but the Durrells’ problems really began when they attempted to return to Britain with their exotic new friends. Not only did they have to get them safely home, they also had to find somewhere able and—more importantly—willing to house them.

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