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Closure: Jack Randall #1

Thriller & Suspense > Crime
Author: Randall Wood
FREE

Closure: Jack Randall #1

When a prominent lawyer is shot while waiting at a suburban stop sign it sets off a nation-wide manhunt for an elusive killer. Special Agent Jack Randall of the FBI finds himself appointed to track down and stop the shooter. Not by his superiors, but by the killer himself.

As more bodies fall the shooter takes his message to the press, earning the support of the public with his choice of targets and confounding the FBI at every turn. From the desert of Nevada to the urban jungle of New York City, Jack and his team follow the trail of bodies and haunting messages left behind by the killer. With the pressure to find him mounting on Jack, the assassin’s crimes grow bolder, and his message more sinister and closer to home.

SEAL Team Bravo: Black Ops – ISIS End of Days

Action & Adventure > War
Author: Eric Meyer
FREE

SEAL Team Bravo: Black Ops – ISIS End of Days

ISIS is almost beaten. Fast losing their powerbases in the MidEast, and with their terrorist allies deserting them. Yet the organization that shocked the world with their relentless brutality has a final act of terror to execute. An attack that will be beyond human imagination. Through kidnap and extortion, they have put together the means to develop a final chemical weapon. Nerve gas, of which a small quantity will lay waste to an entire city. An American city. For many, the ‘End of Days’ is imminent.

A US Navy SEAL four man fireteam under Lieutenant Kyle Nolan is sent to eliminate the threat, and they link up with some unlikely allies. When their tiny force is ambushed, and trapped underground, escape is impossible. Still, they must escape. The SEALS are all that stands in the way of the worst terrorist attack in history. Out of time, outgunned, and out-maneuvered, they battle on against overwhelming odds to escape the trap they are in and prevent the mass slaughter of millions of innocent Americans.

The Bakery (Stonebrooke Holidays Book 1)

Contemporary Fiction
Author: T.M. Cromer
FREE

The Bakery (Stonebrooke Holidays Book 1)

Addie Jones was a woman with a plan. Or at least she had been until the manager she’d hired for her bakery embezzled all her funds and absconded to parts unknown. Now she’s facing ruin and her number one enemy, Math. With only a few short months left to turn her finances around, she needs to find a new slogan to live by. Her current catchphrase “Don’t make me math” simply won’t do.

Vaughn McAdams agreed to do a solid for his cousin and help her bestie recover from her recent financial losses. He hadn’t counted on Fate smacking him upside the head with a rolling pin, or the zany baker who now calls herself his boss. Her inability to balance a checkbook has him almost as frustrated as her insistence on keeping their relationship strictly professional.

The Vesik Series: Books 1-3 (Vesik Series Boxset Book 1)

Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
Author: Eric Asher
FREE

The Vesik Series: Books 1-3 (Vesik Series Boxset Book 1)

Necromancer Damian Vesik is no hero. At least, not according to the magical community that turns a blind eye to his battles against evil. So he chalks it up as one more thankless mission when he’s forced to stop his vampire sister from murdering her ex’s entire bridal party…

Infiltrating the ceremony to protect the innocent, Damian uncovers something even more sinister than a massacre. With the help of his berserker fairy friend, he may need to prevent an unholy union between ancient demons and the walking dead.

Damian has one chance to stop his sister and ruin the wedding before one hell of an afterparty dooms the world.

Meet Your Match (No Match for Love Book 4)

Fiction > Family Life
Author: Lindzee Armstrong
FREE

Meet Your Match (No Match for Love Book 4)

An ice queen with no patience for love. The school playboy trying to save face. Can a crazy set of rules keep these two safely in the friend zone?

Sixteen-year-old Brooke Pierce is convinced that all boys are trouble. After watching her dad break up the family for a woman half his age, dating is the last thing on her mind. Too bad she has a knack for setting people up. Her dream has always been to work for Toujour, a professional matchmaking firm in Los Angeles, but now she’s uncertain about the whole concept of love.

Luke is the popular school playboy with a well-earned reputation for heartbreak. He’s never met a girl who doesn’t want him—until he flirts with Brooke and she turns him down in front of everyone. Desperate to save face, Luke pursues her, determined to win a date at all costs.

After a shocking revelation from her dad, Brooke and Luke form an unexpected bond. But Brooke is terrified of romance, so she creates a crazy list of rules to keep them safely in the friend zone.

A Dark and Bloody Ground: A True Story of Lust, Greed, and Murder in the Bluegrass State

Biographies & Memoirs > True Crime
Author: Darcy O’Brien
FREE

A Dark and Bloody Ground: A True Story of Lust, Greed, and Murder in the Bluegrass State

Kentucky never deserved its Indian appellation “A Dark and Bloody Ground” more than when a small-town physician, seventy-seven-year-old Roscoe Acker, called in an emergency on a sweltering evening in August 1985. Acker’s own life hung in the balance, but it was already too late for his college-age daughter, Tammy, savagely stabbed eleven times and pinned by a kitchen knife to her bedroom floor. Three men had breached Dr. Acker’s alarm and security systems and made off with the fortune he had stashed away over his lifetime.

The killers—part of a three-man, two-woman gang of the sort not seen since the Barkers—stopped counting the moldy bills when they reached $1.9 million. The cash came in handy soon after when they were caught and needed to lure Kentucky’s most flamboyant lawyer, the celebrated and corrupt Lester Burns, into representing them.

The Fatal Crown: A Novel (Queens of Love and War Book 1)

Historical Romance
Author: Ellen Jones
Regularly $8.99, Today $1.99

The Fatal Crown: A Novel (The Queens of Love and War Book 1)

At nine, Maud, an English princess, was sent to Germany to become the bride of the Holy Roman Emperor—a political alliance with a man her father’s age. At twenty-five, the widowed Maud must marry once again, this time to fourteen-year-old Geoffrey Plantagenet. But it is with Stephen of Blois, Maud’s fiercest rival for the British throne, that the headstrong princess discovers the true meaning of desire.
Stephen, a descendant of William the Conqueror, believes absolutely in his God-given right to rule. Torn between his illicit passion for Maud and his own towering ambition, he knows he must choose. Stephen’s decision will wrench him from the arms of the woman he loves, ignite civil war, and lead to a shattering act of betrayal that, decades later, will come full circle and change the course of English history.

The Fireman: A Novel

Thrillers & Suspense > Supernatural
Author: Joe Hill
Regularly $14.99, Today $1.99

The Fireman: A Novel

From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Heart-Shaped Box comes a chilling novel about a worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion that threatens to reduce civilization to ashes and a band of improbable heroes who battle to save it, led by one powerful and enigmatic man known as the Fireman.

The fireman is coming. Stay cool.

No one knows exactly when it began or where it originated. A terrifying new plague is spreading like wildfire across the country, striking cities one by one: Boston, Detroit, Seattle. The doctors call it Draco Incendia Trychophyton. To everyone else it’s Dragonscale, a highly contagious, deadly spore that marks its hosts with beautiful black and gold marks across their bodies—before causing them to burst into flames. Millions are infected; blazes erupt everywhere. There is no antidote. No one is safe.

The Secret Life of Fat: The Science Behind the Body’s Least Understood Organ

Health, Fitness & Dieting
Author: Sylvia Tara PhD
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99

The Secret Life of Fat: The Science Behind the Body's Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You

A biochemist shows how we can finally control our fat—by understanding how it works.

Fat is not just excess weight, but actually a dynamic, smart, and self-sustaining organ that influences everything from aging and immunity to mood and fertility. With cutting-edge research and riveting case studies—including the story of a girl who had no fat, and that of a young woman who couldn’t stop eating—Dr. Sylvia Tara reveals the surprising science behind our most misunderstood body part and its incredible ability to defend itself. Exploring the unexpected ways viruses, hormones, sleep, and genetics impact fat, Tara uncovers the true secret to losing weight: working with your fat, not against it.

The Procrastinator’s Handbook: Mastering the Art of Doing It Now

Self-Help
Author: Rita Emmett
Regularly $12.00, Today $1.99

The Procrastinator's Handbook: Mastering the Art of Doing It Now

Almost everyone procrastinates. For some it causes problems and strains relationships at home and at work. For most people, though, procrastination is a frustrating or troublesome habit we would like to overcome. Rita Emmett will inspire you to get started. With humor and with advice drawn from her own triumph over procrastination and that of people she has met at her acclaimed seminars, she gives you proven tips and techniques for:
– identifying how and why you put things off
– motivating yourself to begin-and finish-unpleasant tasks
– organizing your time and efforts to achieve your goals
– developing strategies to move forward when stuck or reverting to old procrastination patterns

Granny Hooks A Crook (Fuchsia, Minnesota Book 1)

Mystery > Cozy
Author: Julie Seedorf
Regularly $1.99, Today $0.99

Granny Hooks A Crook (Fuchsia, Minnesota Book 1)

Granny leads a secret life in the small, unique community of Fuschia, Minnesota. It’s not just her all junk food diet, multiplying pets, or her shocking bedtime attire that makes Granny one in a million. No, Granny is an undercover cop, charged by “the Big Guy” (the town’s police chief) of preventing theft in local stores. Granny takes her job seriously and daily foils many shoplifters using her trusty spiked umbrella and amazing acting skills. When some startlingly brazen burglaries begin to occur that Granny can’t solve, along with mysteriously appearing bad guys, disappearing clerks, and misplaced Corvettes, Granny begins to wonder if she isn’t ready for the wrinkle farm. Maybe, it’s fortuitous when she accidentally-on-purpose falls in the lap of an attractive older gentleman who is soon roped into her wild adventures, as they try to figure out what’s happening in their little town.

Awaken Online: Catharsis

Science Fiction > Cyberpunk
Author: Travis Bagwell
Regularly $5.99, Today $1.99

Awaken Online: Catharsis

Are you tired of video games and books where you always hear the hero’s tale?  Perhaps it’s time to embrace your evil side!
Jason logs into Awaken Online fed-up with reality. He’s in desperate need of an escape, and this game is his ticket to finally feeling the type of power and freedom that are so sorely lacking in his real life.

Awaken Online is a brand new virtual reality game that just hit the market, promising an unprecedented level of immersion. Yet Jason quickly finds himself pushed down a path he didn’t expect. In this game, he isn’t the hero. There are no damsels to save. There are no bad guys to vanquish.In fact, he might just be the villain.

Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco

Management & Leadership > Consolidation & Merger
Author: Bryan Burrough, John Helyar
Regularly $9.99, Today $2.99

Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco

Barbarians at the Gate is the classic account of the fall of RJR Nabisco. An enduring masterpiece of investigative journalism by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar, it includes a new afterword by the authors that brings this remarkable story of greed and double-dealings up to date twenty years after the famed deal. The Los Angeles Times calls Barbarians at the Gate, “Superlative.” The Chicago Tribune raves, “It’s hard to imagine a better story…and it’s hard to imagine a better account.” And in an era of spectacular business crashes and federal bailouts, it still stands as a valuable cautionary tale that must be heeded.

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