Free Kindle books & bargains for Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Hanover House: Kickoff to the Evelyn Talbot Chronicles

 Romantic Suspense
Author: Brenda Novak
FREE

Hanover House: Kickoff to the Evelyn Talbot Chronicles

Welcome to Hanover House….

Psychiatrist Evelyn Talbot has dedicated her life to solving the mysteries of the antisocial mind. Why do psychopaths act as they do? How do they come to be? Why don’t they feel any remorse for the suffering they cause? And are there better ways of spotting and stopping them?

After having been kidnapped, tortured and left for dead when she was just a teenager—by her high school boyfriend—she’s determined to understand how someone she trusted so much could turn on her. So she’s established a revolutionary new medical health center in the remote town of Hilltop, Alaska, where she studies the worst of the worst.

Desperately Seeking Sixty-Nine (The Green Room Chronicles Book 1)

 Fiction > Humor & Satire
Author: J.D. Frettier, R.E. Hargrave
FREE

Desperately Seeking Sixty-Nine (The Green Room Chronicles Book 1)

The year is 1969. Though there is war and unrest in the world, on August 15th, on a farm in upstate New York, a little concert will go down in history as the most famous music festival of our time: Woodstock.
It also happens to be the day Bonnie McMillan and Peter Hampton meet and begin their free-spirited love-filled journey with each other. What happens at Woodstock stays at Woodstock, right? Nope!
Fast forward forty-seven years. Bonnie unexpectedly passes after a night of hot sex and is whisked up to Purgatory, ‘The Green Room’ as they call it. Bonnie’s best friend meets her at the pearly green gates and the fun begins, from body sculpting to channeling.

Beyond Secrets, The Art of Murder (Madison Hart Mysteries Book 1)

 Thrillers & Suspense > Crime
Author: DB Jones
FREE

Beyond Secrets, The Art of Murder: A Madison Hart Mystery (Madison Hart Mysteries Book 1)

The tenacious, young FBI Agent, Madison Hart returns to her hometown believing she is going to be investigating a missing person’s case. Little does she know the trail is leading her into the depths of someone’s dark obsession…and murder.
She teams up with Detective Josh Logan of the Maitland Police Department. Their working relationship is threatened by her drive to solve the case and her strong will, but they soon develop an unstoppable partnership to get to the bottom of who is responsible for these killings.
The leads are mounting as fast as the body count, and the closer Madison gets to the truth, the more her life is in danger.

A Grand Gesture: A Traditional Regency Romance

 Historical Romance > Regency
Author: Holly Newman
FREE

A Grand Gesture: A Traditional Regency Romance

When Catherine Shreveton was invited to London to make her debut under the auspices of an aunt, her family insisted she go. In a pique, Catherine disguised herself to look as dull and drab as her aunt supposed her to be, and she kept everyone in the dark about her fortune. But Catherine had not counted on the dashing Marquis of Stefton. This nobleman knew she was an heiress, and he had his doubts about her drab appearance. Wouldn’t it be a lark, he mused, to gain the little wren entrée into the most fashionable and prominent circles? And so two pretenders had set their traps unaware that love was the prize.

Seventeen

 Science Fiction > Post-Apocalyptic
Author: Suzanne Lowe
FREE

Seventeen

Imagine a world where everything you grew up with is gone. No TV, no internet, no shopping centres… and no adults. When a catastrophic virus kills everyone above the age of seventeen, life on Earth suddenly becomes a battle for survival.

As the virus hits Australia, sisters Lexi and Hadley find themselves alone and vulnerable. With the increasing threat, they no longer feel safe in their home and must flee the city in search of a safe place to live. Seeking sanctuary, the girls head to the small town of Jasper’s Bay, in the Western Australian countryside.

They soon discover that the quiet town is not as peaceful as it first seemed. The girls are abruptly thrown into a bitter conflict, leading to mistrust, betrayal and murder.

Fingersmith

 Thrillers > Historical > Gay Fiction
Author: Sarah Waters
Regularly $14.99, Today $1.99

Fingersmith

Sue Trinder is an orphan, left as an infant in the care of Mrs. Sucksby, a “baby farmer,” who raised her with unusual tenderness, as if Sue were her own. Mrs. Sucksby’s household, with its fussy babies calmed with doses of gin, also hosts a transient family of petty thieves—fingersmiths—for whom this house in the heart of a mean London slum is home.

One day, the most beloved thief of all arrives—Gentleman, an elegant con man, who carries with him an enticing proposition for Sue: If she wins a position as the maid to Maud Lilly, a naïve gentlewoman, and aids Gentleman in her seduction, then they will all share in Maud’s vast inheritance. Once the inheritance is secured, Maud will be disposed of—passed off as mad, and made to live out the rest of her days in a lunatic asylum.

Spotless (Spotless Series Book 1)

 Romantic Comedy
Author: Camilla Monk
Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99

Spotless (Spotless Series Book 1)

Island Chaptal—nerdy IT engineer by day, romance novel junkie by night—just walked into her messy New York apartment to find Mr. Right waiting for her. No, wait…Mr. Clean.

A gentleman professional killer with a bad case of OCD and zero tolerance for unsorted laundry, March isn’t there to kill her…yet. He wants the diamond her late mother stole for a sinister criminal organization. Island agrees to help him find it, facing the kind of adversaries who dismember first and ask questions later. Good thing she’s got March to show her the ropes. And the guns. And the knives.

The buttoned-up Island is soon having a blast racing from Paris to Tokyo following the clues in her mother’s will, and for the first time, she’s ready to get close to someone.

Invasion (Alien Invasion Book 1)

  Science Fiction > Alien Invasion
Author: Johnny B. Truant, Sean Platt
Regularly $4.99, Today $2.99

Invasion (Alien Invasion Book 1)

The discovery of objects approaching from Jupiter orbit sets humanity on edge, sending cities into panic. Most is unknown, but thanks to the popular Astral space app, everyone knows the few facts the government has tried to hide:

The objects are enormous spheres numbering in the dozens, maybe hundreds. They are on an approach vector toward Earth … and they will arrive in six days.

Entrepreneur Meyer Dempsey is in New York, realizing the time has come to act on all the preparations he’s made without ever consciously knowing why. For years Meyer has been preoccupied by a dreamlike sense of coming peril and knows where he must take his family … if, that is, they can make it before society eats itself alive with fear.

Seeking Single Male

 Contemporary Fiction > Romance
Author: Stephanie Bond
Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99

Seeking Single Male

SINGLE FEMALE SEEKING SINGLE MALE FOR GOOD TIME…

When lawyer Greg Healey answered a singles ad for his brother, he never expected to fall head over heels in love with the woman himself! Only, sexy, sassy Lana Martina hadn’t placed that particular ad–in fact she seemed to think he was gay! So what else could Greg do but prove to her that she was his type?

Coffee shop owner Lana had advertised for a roommate, not a lover. Although once she met Greg, the latter definitely had some possibilities…until she discovered he was her landlord! Greg planned to sell the property before the holidays. Lana intended to change his mind. And Greg had no idea just how convincing Lana planned to be….

The Reckoning: Ford, Nissan, and the Decline of American Industry

 Business & Money > Automobile Industry
Author: David Halberstam
Regularly $14.99, Today $0.99

The Reckoning: Ford, Nissan, and the Decline of American Industry

After generations of creating high-quality automotive products, American industrialists began losing ground to the Japanese auto industry in the decades after World War II. David Halberstam, with his signature precision and absorbing narrative style, traces this power shift by delving into the boardrooms and onto the factory floors of the America’s Ford Motor Company and Japan’s Nissan. Different in every way—from their reactions to labor problems to their philosophies and leadership styles—the two companies stand as singular testaments to the challenges brought by the rise of the global economy. With intriguing vignettes about Henry Ford, Lee Iacocca, and other visionary industrial leaders, The Reckoning remains a powerful and enlightening story about manufacturing in the modern age, and how America fell woefully behind.

Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s

 Pop Culture > Music
Author: Lori Majewski, Jonathan Bernstein, Nick Rhodes, Moby
Regularly $19.95, Today $2.99

Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s

Mad World is a highly entertaining oral history that celebrates the New Wave music phenomenon of the 1980s via new interviews with 35 of the most notable artists of the period. Each chapter begins with a discussion of their most popular song, but leads to stories of their history and place in the scene, ultimately painting a vivid picture of this colorful, idiosyncratic time. Mixtape suggestions, fashion sidebars, and quotes from famous contemporary admirers help fill out the fun. Participants include members of Duran Duran, New Order, The Smiths, Tears for Fears, Adam Ant, Echo and the Bunnymen, Devo, ABC, Spandau Ballet, A Flock of Seagulls, Thompson Twins, and INXS.

American Heroes: Profiles of Men and Women Who Shaped Early America

 History > United States > Colonial Period
Author: Edmund S. Morgan
Regularly $16.95, Today $1.99

American Heroes: Profiles of Men and Women Who Shaped Early America

“A wise, humane and beautifully written book.” —Bret Stephens, Wall Street Journal
From the best-selling author of Benjamin Franklin comes this remarkable work that will help redefine our notion of American heroism. Americans have long been obsessed with their heroes, but the men and women dramatically portrayed here are not celebrated for the typical banal reasons contained in Founding Fathers hagiography. Effortlessly challenging those who persist in revering the American history status quo and its tropes and falsehoods, Morgan, now ninety-three, continues to believe that the past is just not the way it seems.

Haunt the Haunt, Walk the Walk (A Ghostly Haunted Tour Guide Cozy Mystery Book 3)

 Mystery > Cozy
Author: Rose Pressey
Regularly $3.99, Today $0.99

Haunt the Haunt, Walk the Walk: A Ghost Hunter Cozy Mystery (A Ghostly Haunted Tour Guide Cozy Mystery Book 3)

As if communicating with the dead isn’t strange enough, Ripley Van Raden does it mostly via text message. Good thing she has the unlimited data package with her cell phone provider.

Librarian by day and haunted tour guide by night. Rip, as her friends call her, discovers books that possibly contain secret messages. When a young girl is murdered, Rip has to put her sleuthing skills to the test.

With the help of part-time paranormal investigator and full-time handsome police officer Brannon Landon, they must work together to solve this potentially paranormal related crime. Brannon and Rip can’t let an ex-wife, dark entities, stalkers, or defaced library books stand in their way.

Marvel 1602

 Graphic Novels
Author: Neil Gaiman, Andy Kubert
Regularly $14.99, Today $2.99

Marvel 1602

Collects Marvel 1602 (2003) #1-8. The year is 1602, and strange things are stirring in England. In the service of Queen Elizabeth, court magician Dr. Stephen Strange senses that the bizarre weather plaguing the skies above is not of natural origin. Her majesty’s premier spy, Sir Nicholas Fury, fends off an assassination attempt on the Queen by winged warriors rumored to be in service to a mad despot named Doom. News is spreading of witchbreed sightings – young men bearing fantastic superhuman powers and abilities. And in the center of the rising chaos is Virginia Dare, a young girl newly arrived from the New World, guarded by a towering Indian warrior. Can Fury and his allies find a connection to these unusual happenings before the whole world ends?

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