Free Kindle books & bargains for Thursday, November 30, 2017

Pilfered Promises (A Victorian San Francisco Mystery Book 5)

 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: M. Louisa Locke
FREE

Pilfered Promises (A Victorian San Francisco Mystery Book 5)

Holiday cover edition: It is November, 1880, and the future looks promising for Annie and Nate Dawson. Nate’s law practice is taking off. Annie has made the transition from pretend clairvoyant to a successful financial consultant. And they are looking forward to spending their first Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays together.

For Robert Livingston, the owner San Francisco’s newest grand emporium, the holidays don’t look so promising. Not if he can’t figure out how to stop whoever is stealing from his department store, the Silver Strike Bazaar. However, when he hires the Dawsons to investigate, they discover that behind the doors of his “Palace of Plenty,” nothing is quite what it seems.

A Slice of Paradise Cozy Mystery BOX SET, Books 1-4

 Christian > Mystery & Suspense
Author: Nancy McGovern, Cyra Bruce
FREE

A Slice of Paradise Cozy Mystery BOX SET, Books 1-4: A Culinary Cozy Mystery Series With Delicious Recipes

Faith Franklin is a dreamer. She dreams of cakes & pies. She dreams of crepes & brownies. And, more than anything, she dreams of making a career of serving her delicious treats to an adoring public!

So, when her grandmother calls and asks her to move to Florida to help run her café, she cannot get out of Minnesota fast enough! And before she knows it she is standing in Paradise Point, the beautiful, oceanside plaza in which Bessie’s Café is located, hardly able to believe her good fortune.

Within the Shadows

  Horror > Occult
Author: Brandon Massey
FREE

Within the Shadows

At just thirty-one, Andrew Wilson has it all: close friends, a great house in an Atlanta suburb, and a successful career as a mystery writer. Only one thing is missing–a special woman to share it with. Then one day he meets someone new, a woman who seems almost too good to be true.

Beautiful, smart, and sophisticated, Mika Woods is everything that Andrew has ever wanted and more-–at first. After one night of passion, soon Andrew discovers that Mika isn’t quite who she appears to be. Or even, what she appears to be.

But it’s too late to turn back. Mika has been waiting a lifetime for a man like Andrew. And what she wants, what she desires, she will have-–no matter who has to die . . .

A Secret to the Grave (Detective Parker Bell Book 1)

  Romance > Mystery & Suspense
Author: Jane Blythe
FREE

A Secret to the Grave (Detective Parker Bell Book 1)

She is determined to keep her secrets even if they kill her
He is determined to make her give them up.

She has learned the hard way to trust no one.
He wants to prove he is trustworthy.

She doesn’t want to be saved.
He needs to save her.

How can they ever make a relationship work?

The Perfect Gift (Three Wise Men Book 1)

 Romantic Comedy
Author: Serenity Woods
FREE

The Perfect Gift (Three Wise Men Book 1)

Three Wise Men is a series of three books set in the sub-tropical Northland of New Zealand following the stories of three billionaire brothers and the single moms they fall in love with. Each book has a happy ending, but there will be a final conclusion to all three stories at the end of book 3.

As a single mom who can barely afford to put food on the table, let alone fill her son Ryan’s Christmas stocking with presents, Erin Bloom isn’t particularly looking forward to the festive season. When Ryan has an asthma attack and ends up in hospital, she’s convinced it’s going to be the worst Christmas ever. Sure, Christmas is a time for miracles, but everyone knows wishes don’t really come true.

Consultant pediatrician Brock King lost his wife to cancer two years ago, and he’s convinced the love he felt for her only comes around once in a lifetime. Then, while visiting the children’s ward, he meets single mom Erin, and suddenly his future doesn’t seem so bleak.

The Way of Things: Upper Kingdom Boxed Set: Books 1, 2 and 3 in the Rise of the Upper Kingdom

 Fantasy > Epic
Author: H. Leighton Dickson
FREE

The Way of Things: Upper Kingdom Boxed Set: Books 1, 2 and 3 in the Rise of the Upper Kingdom

A Boxed set containing the first three books in the Original Series by H. Leighton Dickson. A Post-Apocalyptic world where genetic engineering has created astounding races of lions, tigers, wolves and monkeys; where humans are legend and revered as Ancestors. In the spirit of “Planet of the Apes” or “Game of Thrones”, these stories weave a tale of clashing cultures and rival destinies; where a hero must do the unthinkable to save his people and destroy the past. The Upper Kingdom series will treat you to an Empire that stretches from the mountains of Nepal to the Mediterranean Sea with swords and sorcery, love and betrayal, science and magic, yin and yang in equal but opposing measure.

Sizzling Sixteen (Stephanie Plum Book 16)

 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Janet Evanovich
Regularly $8.99, Today $2.99

Sizzling Sixteen (Stephanie Plum Book 16)

Trenton, New Jersey, bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has inherited a “lucky” bottle from her Uncle Pip. Problem is, Uncle Pip didn’t specify if the bottle brought good luck or bad luck. . . .

BAD LUCK:

Vinnie, of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds, has run up a gambling debt of $786,000 with mobster Bobby Sunflower and is being held until the cash can be produced. Nobody else will pay to get Vinnie back, leaving it up to Stephanie, office manager Connie, and file clerk Lula to raise the money if they want to save their jobs.

GOOD LUCK:

Being in the business of tracking down people, Stephanie, Lula, and Connie have an advantage in finding Vinnie. If they can rescue him, it will buy them some time to raise the cash.

Old Man’s War

 Science Fiction > Colonization
Author: John Scalzi
Regularly $8.99, Today $2.99

Old Man's War

John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First he visited his wife’s grave. Then he joined the army.

The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce-and aliens willing to fight for them are common. The universe, it turns out, is a hostile place.

So: we fight. To defend Earth (a target for our new enemies, should we let them get close enough) and to stake our own claim to planetary real estate. Far from Earth, the war has gone on for decades: brutal, bloody, unyielding.

Earth itself is a backwater. The bulk of humanity’s resources are in the hands of the Colonial Defense Force, which shields the home planet from too much knowledge of the situation. What’s known to everybody is that when you reach retirement age, you can join the CDF.

Evergreen Springs: A Christmas Romance (Haven Point)

 Romance > Holidays
Author: RaeAnne Thayne
Regularly $6.49, Today $2.99

Evergreen Springs: A Christmas Romance (Haven Point)

Christmas is the last thing on Cole Barrett’s mind this year. He’s barely hanging on trying to care for his two grieving children since his ex-wife died in a tragic accident. For the reclusive Cole, this is no time for gift-giving and celebration—and certainly not for a sunny-natured optimist to blow into his screwed-up life.

Physician Devin Shaw has long researched the curative powers of Lake Haven’s mineral waters. Unfortunately, the hot springs are on Barrett property, forcing Devin to strike a bargain with the ranch’s attractively gruff owner: she’ll give Cole’s children a magical Christmas, and Cole will allow her patients access to the springs. But can she work her holiday magic to heal the Barrett family’s battered hearts—and her own?

More Plums in One: Four to Score, High Five, and Hot Six

 Fiction > Humor & Satire
Author: Janet Evanovich
Regularly 1$2.99, Today $2.99

More Plums in One: Four to Score, High Five, and Hot Six (Stephanie Plum Boxed Set Book 2)

The adventures continue for Stephanie Plum, Trenton’s best-known bounty hunter, in these three Complete Plum Novels from #1 Bestselling Author Janet Evanovich!

Four to Score: Stephanie Plum is forced to enlist the help of Grandma Mazur, ex-hooker and wannabe bounty hunter Lula, and transvestite rock musician Sally Sweet in an attempt to capture revenge-seeking waitress Maxine Nowicki. Threatening messages, murder, firebombs, and archnemesis Joyce Barnhardt pale in comparison to the greatest danger of all when, homeless and broke, Stephanie and her hamster, Rex, move in with vice cop Joe Morelli.

High Five: Out of bail skippers and rent money, Stephanie throws caution to the wind and follows in the entrepreneurial bootsteps of Super Bounty Hunter Ranger, engaging in morally correct and marginally legal enterprises. Stephanie’s problems escalate when homicidal rapist Benito Ramirez returns, her Uncle Fred disappears, a nasty bookie starts following her around town, and she has nothing to wear to the Mafia wedding.

Christmas in Eternity Springs: An Eternity Springs Novel

 Romance > Holidays
Author: Emily March
Regularly $7.99, Today $2.99

Christmas in Eternity Springs: An Eternity Springs Novel

Can Miss Christmas find her spirit again?

After a devastating betrayal, Claire Branham packs up the pieces of her life, along with a twenty-million-dollar secret, and moves to Eternity Springs. She opens a specialty shop—Forever Christmas—and, with the help of a surprise romance with the town’s sexy new handyman, Claire’s heart begins to heal. Until her past comes knocking…

Jax Lancaster never questioned the need to abandon his career as a Navy submariner in order to care for his young son in the wake of his ex-wife’s death. Desperate to help with this loss, Jax straps on a tool belt to give Nicholas the one thing he wants: A life in Eternity Springs. What Jax never expected to find a second chance at love with a fascinating woman for whom Christmas has become a business. But when the truth about Claire threatens their newfound happiness, can Jax prove to her that in Eternity Springs, the spirit of Christmas is real. . .and will last a lifetime?

Lie Detecting 101: A Comprehensive Course in Spotting Lies and Detecting Deceit

  Counseling & Psychology > Personality
Author: David Craig
Regularly $14.99, Today $1.99

Lie Detecting 101: A Comprehensive Course in Spotting Lies and Detecting Deceit

Lying is a normal part of human communication and is sometimes necessary to protect someone’s feelings, but there are also malicious lies meant to deceive, cheat, and defraud. You can’t always rely on what comes out of someone’s mouth. It doesn’t take mind reading superpowers to be able to tell when someone is lying—but it does take special skills and a little practice.

In Lie Detecting 101, international expert in undercover operations Dr. David Craig provides readers with an easy-to-follow guide on applying lie-detection skills to your everyday life. From the simple skills of bargaining, making a purchase, or dealing with children, to the more serious business of negotiating a contract or identifying infidelity, Craig delivers simple but effective tips and techniques we can all use to see behind the façade and get to the truth.

Redemption Bay: A Second-Chance Romance novel (Haven Point)

 Romance > Contemporary
Author: RaeAnne Thayne
Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99

Redemption Bay: A Second-Chance Romance novel (Haven Point)

McKenzie Shaw would do anything for her hometown of Haven Point. It may be small, but it’s never let her down…unlike gorgeous, infuriating Ben Kilpatrick. He was her childhood hero until he closed his family’s factory, leaving the town’s economy in shambles. Now his tech firm is considering opening a local facility. For Haven Point’s sake, McKenzie has to grit her teeth and play nice.

What could a town filled with painful memories ever offer Ben? Yet seeing the town through the eyes of McKenzie—its fiery young mayor—he suddenly has his answer. If only he can resolve the animosity crackling between them, Ben may have found the place where he can build ties and find healing…a place where love arrives when it’s least expected.

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