Free Kindle books & bargains for Saturday, April 22, 2017

The Enigma Strain (Harvey Bennett Thrillers Book 1)

 Technothrillers
Author: Nick Thacker
FREE

The Enigma Strain (Harvey Bennett Thrillers Book 1)

A Fatal Disaster…
A Ticking Clock…
You Can’t Do It Alone…

The poster child of quaint beauty and solitude, Yellowstone National Park was the last place Park Ranger Harvey Bennett would leave. Scarred from a past he can’t seem to shake, Ben is more than content to spend his days in the forests of the beautiful national monument away from a busy life, away from people.

But when a noxious chemical agent, a virus, is blasted into the air of Yellowstone Park with enough impact to kill, Ben is forced to face the realization that his reclusive existence is about to come to a screeching halt. With the shocking revelation that the single event may only be the beginning and time ticking away before the danger becomes even more real for thousands of people, Ben has no choice but to set aside his personal discomfort and team up with CDC official, Juliette Richardson to contain the disturbance before disaster strikes again.

Knife Skills (Trudi Wells Cozy Mystery Series Book 1)

 Mystery > Cozy
Author: Julie Adler
FREE

Knife Skills (Trudi Wells Cozy Mystery Series Book 1)

After a stupid but funny mistake, impulsive news reporter Trudi Wells is reassigned to her struggling paper’s food desk, forced to write cuddly features about restaurants and recipes.

Smart-mouthed Trudi is definitely no foodie: she knows nothing about fine dining, surviving happily on peanut butter and breakfast cereal. But the murder of the most famous chef in town — killed with a cooking knife — presents an opportunity: if Trudi can prove her skills as a reporter, she can return to the news desk where she belongs.

No Good Deed (Mark Taylor Book 1)

 Mystery > Police Procedurals
Author: M.P. McDonald
FREE

No Good Deed: A Psychological Thriller (The Mark Taylor Series Book 1)

Mark Taylor knows his actions scream guilty–but he was only trying to stop the horrible terrorist attack. Instead of a thank you, the government labels him an enemy combatant and throws him in the brig with no rights, no trial, and no way to prove his innocence. He learns first hand that the CIA can do anything they want to him–anything at all.

Mark’s just a regular guy–a photographer–who finds himself in an extraordinary situation when an antique camera he buys at a dusty Afghanistan bazaar produces photographs of future tragedies. Tragedies he’s driven to prevent.

His frantic warnings about September 11th are ignored but put him in the government cross-hairs where he learns what being labeled an ‘enemy combatant’ really means…

Between a Ghost and a Spooky Place (Ghosts of London Book 1)

 Fiction > Humor & Satire
Author: Nic Saint
FREE

Between a Ghost and a Spooky Place (Ghosts of London Book 1)

Between a Ghost and a Spooky Place is the first installment in the new Ghosts of London series of humorous ghost mysteries, featuring Harry McCabre, who is the cousin of Alice Whitehouse (The Mysteries of Bell & Whitehouse). The stories are set in London, and revolve around Harry, her new best friend Jarrett Zephyr-Thornton III (an eccentric billionaire’s son) and stalwart Inspector Darian Watley of Scotland Yard. In the first book Harry is recruited by the Wraith Wranglers, a group of ghost hunters, and future books will feature her, Jarrett, and Darian in a series of fun and exhilarating ghost adventures.

Sleep: Easy Sleep Solutions: 74 Best Tips for Better Sleep Health

 Cognitive Psychology
Author: Chris A. Baird
FREE

Sleep: Easy Sleep Solutions: 74 Best Tips for Better Sleep Health: How to Deal With Sleep Deprivation Issues Without Drugs Book

Do you have a problem getting enough sleep?… or are you tossing and turning when you do sleep? Do you feel stagnant, stuck in a rut, and ready for a change?

Are you terrified of suddenly ending up old with night after night of terrible sleep?
If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll never start getting a good nights rest! Is this positive for you?

Easy Sleep Solutions teaches you every step, including 74-tricks you’ve been too scared to give a try. This is a book of action and doesn’t just tell you to try harder. Life rewards those who take matters into their own hands, and this book is where to start.

The Waiting Booth (Whispering Woods Book 1)

 Science Fiction > Time Travel
Author: Brinda Berry
FREE

The Waiting Booth (Whispering Woods Book 1)

Average student, expert gamer, rookie portal locator…

Mia has one goal for her senior year at Whispering Woods High—find her missing older brother. But when her science project reveals a portal into another dimension, she learns that travelers are moving in and out of her woods in the most alarming way and government agents Regulus and Arizona are policing their immigration. Mia’s drawn to the mysterious, aloof Regulus, but it’s no time for a crush. She needs to find out what they know about her brother, while the agents fight to save the world from viral contamination. But when Regulus reveals that he knows Mia’s secrets, she begins to wonder if there’s more going on than she thought…and if she was wrong to trust him…

The Tempting Taste of Danger (Walking Calamity Book 5)

 Mystery > Cozy
Author: CeeCee James
FREE

The Tempting Taste of Danger: An Angel Lake Mystery (Walking Calamity Cozy Mystery Book 5)

The only thing worse than a noisy bookstore is patrons literally dying to get out. And an ancient book is the only clue.

Elise Pepper has landed her dream job at the Capture The Magic book store. Peace and quiet and thousands of books to herself – including a $2m first edition of Alice in Wonderland. What more could she ask for?

It can’t last of course. Her blissful solitude is rudely interrupted when someone turns the second floor of the building into a Down the Rabbit Hole-themed escape room.

But the noise is the least of her worries – what’s worse is the dead bank executive upstairs and the missing first edition.

Wait Till Next Year: A Memoir

 Biographies & Memoirs
Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Regularly $5.99, Today $1.99

Wait Till Next Year: A Memoir

By the award-winning author of Team of Rivals and The Bully Pulpit, Wait Till Next Year is Doris Kearns Goodwin’s touching memoir of growing up in love with her family and baseball.

Set in the suburbs of New York in the 1950s, Wait Till Next Year re-creates the postwar era, when the corner store was a place to share stories and neighborhoods were equally divided between Dodger, Giant, and Yankee fans.

We meet the people who most influenced Goodwin’s early life: her mother, who taught her the joy of books but whose debilitating illness left her housebound: and her father, who taught her the joy of baseball and to root for the Dodgers of Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider, and Gil Hodges.

Oscar Wilde’s Last Stand: Decadence, Conspiracy, and the Most Outrageous Trial of the Century

 Biographies & Memoirs > Arts & Literature
Author: Philip Hoare
Regularly $15.99, Today $1.99

Oscar Wilde's Last Stand: Decadence, Conspiracy, and the Most Outrageous Trial of the Century

The first production of Oscar Wilde’s Salomé in 1918, with American exotic dancer Maud Allan dancing lead, ignited a firestorm in London spearheaded by Noel Pemberton Billing, a member of Parliament and self-appointed guardian of family values. Billing attacked Allan in the right-wing newspaper Vigilante as a member of the ?Cult of the Clitoris,” a feminine version of the ?Cult of the Wilde,” a catchall for the degeneracy and perversion he was convinced had infected the land. He claimed that a black book was in the hands of their enemies the Germans, a book that contained the names of thousands of the British establishment who without doubt were members of the cult. Threat of exposure was costing England the war.

When It Rains (Rains Series Book 1)

 Romance > Contemporary
Author: Lisa De Jong
Regularly $3.99, Today $0.99

When It Rains (Rains Series Book 1)

One night changed my life forever.

Beau Bennett has been my best friend since I can remember. He was my first crush before everything came crashing down, and now he wants more, but it’s more than I can give him. Things are different now. I wish I could tell him why, but I can’t.

I haven’t told anyone.

I never knew how much I really needed him until the day he left for college, and I was completely alone.

Death of a Crafty Knitter (Stormy Day Mystery Book 2)

 Mystery > Cozy
Author: Angela Pepper
Regularly $4.99, Today $0.99

Death of a Crafty Knitter (Stormy Day Mystery Book 2)

After solving a murder, gift shop owner Stormy Day is famous in Misty Falls.

When she lets a mysterious fortune teller offer romance advice, Stormy is drawn into a world of deception. When a body shows up, more secrets and lies follow, confounding the investigation.

Even Jeffrey, the mischievous Russian Blue cat, seems puzzled by the Death of the Crafty Knitter. As Stormy races to find the killer, the danger escalates, bringing the amateur sleuth and the cold-blooded killer face-to-face for a startling climax.

It’s Not About the Money: A Financial Game Plan for Staying Safe, Sane, and Calm in Any Economy

  Personal Finance
Author: Brent Kessel
Regularly $13.99, Today $1.99

It's Not About the Money: A Financial Game Plan for Staying Safe, Sane, and Calm in Any Economy

What do the latest financial thinking and ancient spiritual teachings reveal to us about financial freedom? Top financial advisor Brent Kessel insists financial success and security is “not about the money.” Rather, it’s about what’s inside us—first understanding your emotional relationship to money, and only then taking action. It’s Not About the Money expertly and compassionately guides you along the path to financial security and true peace of mind.

Kessel, founder of two top wealth-management firms, has the inside scoop on the higher wisdom of personal finances, and he wants to share it with you. Through extensive experience as a financial advisor and spiritual seeker, Kessel has discovered that people need to understand their core financial story in order to make meaningful changes.

I Shall Be Near to You: A Novel

 Historical Romance
Author: Erin Lindsay Mccabe
Regularly $7.99, Today $1.99

I Shall Be Near to You: A Novel

An extraordinary novel about a strong-willed woman who disguises herself as a man in order to fight beside her husband in the Civil War.

Rosetta doesn’t want her new husband, Jeremiah, to enlist, but he joins up, hoping to make enough money that they’ll be able to afford their own farm someday. When Jeremiah leaves, Rosetta decides her true place is by his side, no matter what that means, and follows him into war.

Rich with historical details and inspired by the many women who fought in the Civil War while disguised as men, I Shall Be Near To You is a courageous adventure, a woman’s search for meaning and individuality, and a poignant story of enduring love.

War Against the Mafia (The Executioner Book 1)

 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Don Pendleton
Regularly $5.99, Today $1.99

War Against the Mafia (The Executioner Book 1)

In the jungles of Southeast Asia, no sniper was more ruthless than Mack Bolan. After twelve years in-country, with ninety-five confirmed kills, he returns home to the United States only to find that his father has gone berserk, slaughtering his family before taking his own life. But Bolan knows his old man was no killer: He was under pressure from Mafia thugs who were after his money—and willing to destroy his life to get it. For the sake of his father, Bolan declares war on the men who drove him mad . . .

Five loan sharks are getting into their car when a bullet slams one of them to the ground. Before the others can draw their guns, four more shots ring out, leaving them the first casualties in the Executioner’s war.

The Last Supper Catering Company

 Literary Fiction > Humor
Author: Michaelene McElroy
Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99

The Last Supper Catering Company

2013 Independent Publisher Book Awards Gold Medal for Religious Fiction; 2013 Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal Award for Women’s Fiction. Amazon Bestseller – Literary Fiction
Nick Bantock, Renowned Author/Artist – Griffin and Sabine Trilogy says, “The Last Supper Catering Company is beautifully crafted, a throwback to a style half-forgotten yet sorely missed.”
The Last Supper Catering Company is the heartwarming and humorous story of B. Thankful Childe-Lucknow. Turned out with red corkscrew hair, one eye brown, the other green, and gifted with the power to hear the voices of the departed, B. Thankful is cast aside by the town and lives an isolated upbringing in the woods with Little G, Big G, and Tyler Lucknow.

Beauty Queen (The Fancy Lives of the Lear Sisters Book 2)

 Women’s Fiction > Domestic Life
Author: Julia London
Regularly $4.99, Today $0.99

Beauty Queen (The Fancy Lives of the Lear Sisters Book 2)

Former Miss Texas Rebecca Lear knows a thing or two about looking perfect—even when her life is anything but. When her no-good husband leaves her for another woman, the fairy-tale illusion shatters. Heartbroken, Rebecca heads to Austin to pick up the pieces of her life, volunteering for a friend’s political campaign in a desperate attempt to start anew. When she clashes with a gorgeous, hot-shot lawyer over campaign strategies, Rebecca realizes she’s in way over her head. And maybe that’s a good thing…

Matt Parrish is the toughest litigator in Texas—and a notorious heartbreaker. When he agrees to help out with his former fraternity brother’s campaign, he never imagined he’d be stuck working with an ex-beauty queen. There’s no denying she’s beautiful…and sweet and funny and smarter than anyone gives her credit for.

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