Free Kindle books & bargains for Wednesday, June 21, 2017

From Jennifer Ashley, With Love: Three Paranormal Romances from Bestselling Series

 Romance > Paranormal > Vampires
Author: Jennifer Ashley, Allyson James
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From Jennifer Ashley, With Love: Three Paranormal Romances from Bestselling Series

Discover the paranormal worlds of New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Jennifer Ashley (and her pseudonym, Allyson James) in three full novels. Shifters, dragons, immortal warriors and vampires await you!

In HARD MATED, jaguar shifter and fight-club champion Spike discovers he has a cub, which changes his entire life, as does the sassy horse trainer who’s there to make sure he’s the best dad he can be.

In NIGHTWALKER, Janet Begay, a Stormwalker who runs an inn that’s a refuge for paranormals everywhere, must protect her shy-by-day, rampaging-at-night vampire guest from being hunted by slayers. Mick, Janet’s dragon boyfriend, is on hand to supply fire, humor, hot nights, and to battle alongside Janet against forces that want to unmake the world.

Opium: a haunting novel of love, ambition and destiny

 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Colin Falconer
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Opium: a haunting novel of love, ambition and destiny

Laos 1961:
Noelle Bonaventure is young, beautiful, spoiled – and lonely. When she meets a handsome and barnstorming pilot called Crocé, it seems to be everything she is looking for. She will do anything to keep him. But as Indochina descends into chaos around her, she finds that love can lead to dark places she thought she’d never go.
But Noelle is a woman to be reckoned with, and her affair with affair with Crocé, played out against the looming mountains of Indochina and its blazing poppy fields, change all their lives forever.
Haunting, passionate, beautifully written, OPIUM is an epic story of love, ambition and destiny spanning four turbulent decades.

Deadly Waters (A Sean McGhee Mystery Book 1)

 Mystery > Police Procedurals
Author: T. Alan Codder
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Deadly Waters (A Sean McGhee Mystery Book 1)

Boyd Thacker wasn’t the most popular man in Brunswick, North Carolina, but no one had a reason to kill him. Or so everyone thought. That was before his badly decomposed body was discovered floating in the city’s waste water treatment plant.

Maggie Neese, the treatment plant manager, is at the top of everyone’s suspect list. Boyd had accused the city of polluting the waters of the Siouan River with the discharge from the plant, and he laid the blame squarely at Maggie’s feet.

Sean McGhee, divorced and looking for a change, left his position in the Boston Police Department to become Brunswick’s new chief of police. On the job only two weeks, he was looking forward to dealing with nothing more serious than barking dogs, parking tickets, and the occasional drunken fight. Now the city was looking to him to solve the town’s first murder in years.

Loving the Marquess (Landing a Lord Book 1)

 Historical Romance > Regency
Author: Suzanna Medeiros
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Loving the Marquess (Landing a Lord Book 1)

She is on the verge of losing everything…
To save her home and keep her two younger siblings safe, Louisa Evans must turn to the head of the family that ruined hers.

He needs an heir…
The Marquess of Overlea is starting to show signs of having inherited the same illness that killed his father and older brother. To prevent the marquisate from falling into the hands of an unscrupulous cousin, Overlea must secure an heir before that illness also claims him.

But he is determined not to be the father of that heir…
Overlea’s plan is simple—marry the practical, yet desperate, Miss Evans and hold Louisa to her promise to provide him with an heir. But he waits until after they are married to tell his wife that he intends to have another man father that heir.

Safe In A Stranger’s Arms: A Katherine Bay Romance (The Mulleins of Katherine Bay Book 1)

 Romance > Contemporary
Author: Shirley Wine
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Safe In A Stranger's Arms: A Katherine Bay Romance (The Mulleins of Katherine Bay Book 1)

Katherine Bay has not been kind to the Mulleins and after their mother’s death ongoing harassment turns deadly … when Jenna tries to unravel the truth behind her mother’s dying words—promise me, Jenna, promise you won’t sell him the land—she quickly discovers that far too many people in Katherine Bay have a vested interest in muddying the truth… as she struggles to sift through the secrets and lies, her persistent questions sees her thrown into desperate danger … and when one woman ends up dead, and Jenna and her infant toddlers are assaulted, property developer Gabe Callahan steps in to help her …

The Layer of Lies (Sarah Woods Mystery 20)

 Mystery > Private Investigators
Author: Jennifer L. Jennings, Kate Johnston
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The Layer of Lies (Sarah Woods Mystery 20)

The publishing world is filled with fierce competition. Getting ahead often requires cutthroat tactics.

But how far is a person willing to go to become a bestselling author?

Private eye Sarah Woods is hired by an old friend to find out exactly why an up-and-coming author decided to take his own life; or did he?

The Breaking Away Series Boxed Set

 Romantic Suspense
Author: Meli Raine
Regularly $5.99, Today $0.99

The Breaking Away Series Boxed Set

The son and stepdaughter of rival drug dealers, Chase Halloway and Allie Boden know the odds are stacked against them, but love doesn’t care about odds. Love only wants to find a way.

Chase Halloway knows he’ll take over his father’s empire when old Galt Halloway’s done, but he has dreams. Plans that have nothing to do with the drug ring his father’s so carefully built since Chase’s mom died years ago. Untamed and unmoored, when he sees Allie for the first time he realizes maybe the future doesn’t have to be so lonely…

Protected by Chase during a blow-out brawl in her stepfather’s bar, Allie can’t believe the tattooed, muscled man who has eyes only for her really wants her…forever.

New Frontiers (Expansion Wars Trilogy, Book 1)

 Science Fiction > Space Opera
Author: Joshua Dalzelle
Regularly $3.99, Today $0.99

New Frontiers (Expansion Wars Trilogy, Book 1)

The Phage War had been a devastating conflict for the Terran Confederacy. Even with the destruction of their terrifying, implacable foe, humanity is still reeling. Political alliances are crumbling and their mighty fleet is in tatters. There is nothing to celebrate, even after such a complete victory.

They soon learn that there are other stellar neighbors … and they’ve been watching the conflict with great interest. One species comes with an offer of friendship and alliance, but humanity is weary and distrustful, their only interactions with aliens having resulted in the near-eradication of their kind.

Before the ashes of war have been fully swept away Captain Celesta Wright is dispatched to the Frontier with a small taskforce to investigate a mysterious signal while the Confederacy struggles to hold itself together.

Date with a Devil: Blind Date from Hell\Dance with the Devil\Hal and Damnation

Erotica > Romantic
Author: Anne Stuart, Cherry Adair, Muriel Jensen
Regularly $5.99, Today $1.99

Date with a Devil: Blind Date from Hell\Dance with the Devil\Hal and Damnation

There’s the date from hell—the guy in a bad suit and toupee—and the hot date from hell.These men are waaay too tempting. One wicked, sexy grin and, well—who can resist! Certainly not these three women….

A spy should know better, but this spy gets stuck on a blind-date assignment with the ex-partner who broke her heart. A lot of making up can get done between scaling rooftops and dodging bullets.

A hostess discovers what it’s like to really crash and burn on her first date with the undercover cop who’s been casing her restaurant….

And if that isn’t hot enough, what about a date from hell…literally. Satan at his seductive best! It’s getting hot in here….

The Weather Girl

 Romance > Clean & Wholesome
Author: Amy Vastine
Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99

The Weather Girl

Summer Raines knows when it’s going to rain. She can feel it. That’s why the local weather girl’s so good at her job. Too bad she couldn’t have foreseen the tumultuous arrival of Travis Lockwood, everybody’s favorite star NFL quarterback. Make that former star NFL quarterback. Sidelined back to Texas after an injury, the golden boy is trying to steal her precious on-air time. Summer is reduced to reporting from… football games. It’s enough to make her quit and become a storm-chaser like her parents. She’s stuck with a career that’s going nowhere and a man who delights in her refusal to be charmed. Falling in love isn’t nearly as easy as predicting the weather.

A New Attitude (Hqn Romance)

 Romantic Comedy
Author: Charlotte Hughes
Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99

A New Attitude (Hqn Romance)

Marilee Abernathy’s life is a mess. Everyone in Chickpea, South Carolina, knows about her husband’s affair with the town floozy. But when her dignified farewell—complete with pearls and impeccably applied Mary Kay cosmetics—turns into a spectacularly unsuccessful attempt to hang herself from a fake ceiling beam, Marilee figures there has to be a better way to cope.

Marilee needs a new attitude—at least, that’s what her neighbor Sam Brewer thinks. Between his demanding mother and his crazy ex-wife, though, the last thing he wants is another woman whose life is out of control. But Marilee’s learning on her own that a little attitude can go a long way—suddenly she’s taking charge and taking chances she’d never imagined.

Reborn: Vampire Blood Courtesans: Blood Courtesans

 Romance > Paranormal
Author: Michelle Fox
Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99

Reborn: Vampire Blood Courtesans: Blood Courtesans

I have to sell myself to the vampires. I know it’s not safe, but there’s no other option. Not for the amount of money I need. It’s either become a blood courtesan or watch my mom die while we lose the only home I’ve ever known.

So I leap before I look and soon I’m sharing a bed with vampire Kristos Anastos. He’s hot, rich and his fangs hurt so good. The courtesan thing is better than I thought it would be…until bullets start to fly.

Kristos believes he’s the target, but it soon becomes clear it’s not him they’re after. It’s me. And if I want to live, I’d better figure out why.

I thought I was just a college student, a good kid raised by a single mom down on her luck, but I have secrets even I don’t know about.

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