Editor’s Picks: Another big batch of fresh Kindle freebies

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Another day, another generous helping of great new Kindle freebies. Each book listed here has gone FREE within the past 24 hours (except for the “Kindle Daily Deals” on page 3). Warning: Kindle book promotions can end without notice, so before downloading click the link “See Kindle price at Amazon” to verify that the book is still free. (Prices and availability may differ outside USA.)

Widow of Larkspur Inn, The (The Gresham Chronicles Book #1)

> Genre Fiction > Historical

Author: Lawana Blackwell

Widow of Larkspur Inn, The (The Gresham Chronicles Book #1)

When Life Seemed Its Worst, Gresham Awaited Julia Hollis’ opulent life in Victorian London crashes to pieces when her husband passes away. Worse, she is told by his bankers that he gambled away their fortune. Now, the family’s hope rests on The Larkspur, an old abandoned coaching inn in the quaint village of Gresham. Driven by dread and her desire to provide for her children, Julia decides to turn the dilapidated inn into a lodging house. But can she–who was accustomed to servants attending to every need–do what needs to be done and cope when boarders begin arriving? And then an eligible new vicar moves into town….

Spying in High Heels (High Heels Mysteries)

> Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Author: Gemma Halliday

Spying in High Heels (High Heels Mysteries)

L.A. shoe designer Maddie Springer lives her life by three rules: Fashion. Fashion. Fashion. But when she stumbles upon the work of a brutal killer, her life takes an unexpected turn from Manolos to murder. And things only get worse when her boyfriend disappears – along with $20 million in embezzled funds – and her every move is suddenly under scrutiny by the LAPD’s sexiest cop. With the help of her post-menopausal bridezilla of a mother, a 300 pound psychic and one seriously oversexed best friend, Maddie finds herself stepping out of her stilettos and onto the trail of a murderer. But can she catch a killer before the killer catches up to her…

Maid for Me

> Romance > Contemporary

Author: Kat Lieu, Eve Lieu

Maid for Me

Feisty Mina Lin waltzes on glass shards when she lands a job as billionaire Jaiden Daniels’s maid. What happens when Jaiden hires her to become his pretend girlfriend? Pretending to be in love with the hot Rich Boy is hard, when Mina’s heart only beats for her boy next door, Kiterin Forrests. What happens when Mina doesn’t know what her heart wants and a crazy Stalker is after Jaiden’s life, and the only person who can save him is Mina?

KiteReaders Classics – The Tale of Peter Rabbit

> Children’s eBooks > Ages 4-8

Author: Beatrix Potter, Beatrix Potter, Kite Readers

KiteReaders Classics - The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Beatrix Potter’s classic picture book sees new life in this fixed layout eBook version, that renders the original illustrations & text in the fixed layout format preserving the original book design and layout .

The story follows Peter Rabbit. Peter disobeys his mother’s orders and sneaks into Mr. McGregor’s garden, eating as many vegetables as he can before Mr. McGregor spots him and chases him about. Peter manages to escape, but not before losing his jacket and shoes, which Mr. McGregor uses to dress a scarecrow. Peter returns home weary and ill and is put to bed with a dose of camomile tea.

Demon Kissed (A Paranormal Romance-Book #1 in the Demon Kissed Series) (Demon Kissed #1)

> Teens > Love & Romance

Author: H.M. Ward, M. James

Demon Kissed (A Paranormal Romance-Book #1 in the Demon Kissed Series) (Demon Kissed #1)

 

By surviving, Ivy is drawn into the conflict between the Martis and the Valefar. The war between these two immortal forces has raged for millennia without distraction. Until now. Ivy is an anomaly–she is the only person who has ever walked away from a demon kiss alive. Her survival gives her unique and deadly abilities. Too powerful to ignore, Ivy is a threat to both armies. These two ancient enemies will stop at nothing to kill the seventeen-year-old.
Surviving is nothing new for headstrong Ivy, but her survival has never depended on another person before.

Unspoken Abandonment

> Biographies & Memoirs > Motivational

Author: Bryan Wood

Unspoken Abandonment

One of the most powerful and moving stories you will ever read, this book will completely change the way you look at life. ‘Unspoken Abandonment’ is the story of one man’s struggle to return home from the war in Afghanistan, only to find the person he once was may never be the same.

Bryan Wood is a military veteran who served during combat operations in Eastern Afghanistan. After returning from combat, he found that his life was falling apart at every turn, and Bryan faced the greatest battle of his life in finding his own peace. He surprisingly found the answer was hidden within a daily journal kept while at war, and Bryan’s path ultimately led him to find redemption in the most unexpected of places: love.

Summer’s Journey: Volume One – Losing Control

> Literature & Fiction > Erotica

Author: Summer Daniels

Summer's Journey: Volume One - Losing Control

Fortyish, newly divorced, searching and longing for something different. Something fulfilling and exciting, somewhere far outside my ordinary comfort zone.

Come with me on my journey of discovery. Explore with me. Touch, taste and feel with me.

Passion And Pride (A Historical Romance)

> Romance > Historical

Author: Amelia Nolan

Passion And Pride (A Historical Romance)

Dashing aristocrat Evan Blake has seduced some of London’s most beautiful women, but he has one ironclad rule: never touch a servant, because she must say ‘yes’ or risk losing her livelihood.

That rule is sorely tested the day Marian Willows comes to work at Blakewood Manor.

Mischievous, smart, and independent, Marian challenges everything Evan thought he knew about women, life, and love.

Rivet Your Readers with Deep Point of View

> Writing, Research & Publishing Guides

Author: Jill Elizabeth Nelson

Rivet Your Readers with Deep Point of View

Dear Novelist: Would you like your readers to live your stories, not merely read them? Deep Point of View anchors your readers inside the point of view character(s) of your novel. This handbook shows you how to perform the transformation from ordinary narrative to deep narrative in clear, easy-to-master steps. I invite you to sweep your writing to the next level with a technique that creates immediacy and intimacy with your readers and virtually eliminates show/don’t tell issues.

Beyond Nostalgia

> Romance > Contemporary

Author: Tom Winton

Beyond Nostalgia

Cassidy and Theresa find inspiration, joy and acceptance together in their world of dysfunctional families and economic hardships. But one night Cassidy, in a drunken stupor, makes a terrible choice that costs him his relationship with Theresa. Twenty-five years later, with the encouragement of his devoted wife, Cassidy focuses his sadness and angst into writing a book – a book that will eventually lead him to another crossroad in his life and redemption from his suffering.

Pink Slips and Glass Slippers

> Romance > Contemporary

Author: J.P. Hansen

Pink Slips and Glass Slippers

Brooke Hart was beautiful, smart, and groomed from birth to deal with adversity. Her widowed father did his best to raise his baby girl to be a strong-minded business woman. Then she found Tanner. Just when her world seemed perfect, everything turned upside down.

Following Tanner’s tragic death, Brooke joins a start-up company that is developing a cure for the disease that killed the love of her life. Just before the treatment is ready to market, the company is gobbled up by a giant conglomerate. She moves to the acquiring company as its youngest VP and becomes enamored with CEO Chase Allman—only to be betrayed by him.

Falling for the Ghost of You

> Romance > Contemporary

Author: Nicole Christie

Falling for the Ghost of You

Seventeen year old Violet Mercer returns home from her summer vacation in Hawaii to discover her boyfriend’s cheating on her with a friend. As if that wasn’t bad enough, her mother’s marrying a man she just met.

Things take an awkward turn when Violet meets her rich new stepfather, and his gorgeous son–the hot guy whom she made a fool of herself in front of earlier that day! Zane O’ Connor is sexy and charming, and way out of her league. He makes her forget her ex-boyfriend even existed. But there’s no way she’d ever have a chance with him…right?


Venice Vampyr (Venice Vampyr #1)

> Romance > Fantasy & Futuristic

Author: Tina Folsom

Venice Vampyr (Venice Vampyr #1)

Isabella Tenderini, a wealthy merchant’s widow rescues a stranger from drowning in one of Venice’s canals. And how does the man repay her selfless act? By kissing her – her, a respectable woman.

Not only is Raphael di Santori grateful for his life being saved, he would also like to thank his rescuer very intimately – more intimately than decorum allows. But then, Raphael has never been one to play by the rules – as a vampire he doesn’t have to.

Regent (Godsland Series: Book Four)

> Science Fiction & Fantasy

Author: Brian Rathbone

Regent (Godsland Series: Book Four)

Regent, book one of The Balance of Power trilogy, is the much anticipated continuation of the World of Godsland fantasy series, which began with The Dawning of Power trilogy.

In the years since the end of The Herald War, the world has become complacent despite Catrin Volker’s warnings. When the darkness of her visions comes to pass, no one is prepared, and the fate of humanity will rest in her hands.

A DANGEROUS HARBOR (Pilgrim’s Progress)

> Genre Fiction > Action & Adventure

Author: RP Dahlke

A DANGEROUS HARBOR (Pilgrim's Progress)

 

Bleary-eyed and sleep deprived after a long overnighter into Mexico, solo sailor and SFPD police detective, Katrina Hunter, thinks the mermaid twenty yards behind her thirty-two foot Westsail is nothing more than a sailor’s hallucination But everything she knows about floaters convinces her to turn her boat around for another look.

Now, alone and isolated in the Mexican port’s police station for six hours she’s convinced that reporting a floater to authorities was a mistake. Even the arrival of a handsome, if somewhat dour, Mexican/Italian investigator does nothing to dispel her growing anxiety that she’s about to be charged with the murder.

Sweet Blood of Mine (Overworld Chronicles)

> Teens > Science Fiction & Fantasy

Author: John Corwin

Sweet Blood of Mine (Overworld Chronicles)

Justin Case and women do not mix. Man boobs, a love of Kings and Castles, and being tight with the “nerd” crowd certainly don’t win him any points either. After rescuing Katie, his crush, it turns out she might not be the girl he thought she was, while Elyssa, the school’s Goth Girl, turns out to be more. Can high school get any more confusing?

Rap Star

> Fiction > African American > Urban

Author: Chanel Jones, Tina Nance

Rap Star

Dafon aka “Boss Dada” was just another product of the mean streets of Los Angeles, California- his hometown; and a place where he constantly fought for respect and loyalty from the cats on the streets. Dafon knew that he could do a lot better than being a stick up kid and a drug dealer, so at the age of 17 Dada gave up his reckless lifestyle to dedicate his life to rapping.

After receiving his first million dollars, he was ready to step it up. He married his childhood sweetheart. Watch what happens when a person misplaces loyalty. When a person allows haters, enemies, and snakes to bring their world to pieces.

Derailed (Clayton Falls)

> Romance > Contemporary > Coming of Age

Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy

Derailed (Clayton Falls)

Broken over the death of her fiancé, Molly leaves law school to return to her childhood home in North Carolina. Expecting to lay low until she can figure out what else to do with her life, she finds herself in the arms of her high school sweetheart, the boy who represents everything from the past she tried to leave behind.

Looking for an escape, she instead finds a way back to the girl she almost forgot existed and a future she never dreamed possible.

The Iron Butterfly (The Iron Butterfly Series)

> Science Fiction & Fantasy

Author: Chanda Hahn

The Iron Butterfly (The Iron Butterfly Series)

Imprisoned, starved and left with no memories, Thalia awakens to find herself at the mercy of an evil cult known as the Septori. Their leader has chosen Thalia as the test subject for a torture device of untold power, designed to change and twist her into something that is neither human nor Denai.

Escaping, Thalia finds an unwilling warrior to protect her and an unlikely Denai to befriend her. After finding a home at the Citadel as a servant, Thalia’s worst nightmare comes to life and she begins to show signs of power. Scared and unable to control her gifts, she tries to hide her past to fit in among the Denai. But the Septori want their latest test subject back and will stop at nothing to retrieve her, dead or alive.

Leopard Moon (Moon Series)

> Children’s Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy

Author: Jeanette Battista

Leopard Moon (Moon Series)

A wereleopard, Kess is forced to flee her home and family in Miami once her brother’s obsession with her turns violent. She runs from city to city, trying to stay one step ahead of the investigators her family has dispatched to bring her home. Kess ends up in the mountains of North Carolina and attracts the attention of Cormac, a young man with a secret of his own. As she attempts to live as normal a life as her were-nature allows, her brother Sek continues to hunt for her. He believes she is the key to revitalizing their weakened clan and is driven to extreme measures to ensure their continued existence.

Desolation: Stories

> Genre Fiction > Horror

Author: Ken Brosky, Chris Smith

Desolation: Stories

For science fiction and horror fans only, “Desolation: Stories” contains 6 previously published and unpublished short stories by Ken Brosky …

The world is dying. The climate is changing. But hidden away deep inside a forest in the heart of Canada sits a home with everything you need. You can survive here. You can start a new life. But you must make a terrible sacrifice …

Identity (Eyes Wide Open)

> Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Author: Ted Dekker

Identity (Eyes Wide Open)

My name is Christy Snow. I’m seventeen and I’m about to die.

I’m buried in a coffin under tons of concrete. No one knows where I am. My heart sounds like a monster with clobber feet, running straight toward me. I’m lying on my back, soaked with sweat from the hair on my head to the soles of my feet. My hands and feet won’t stop shaking.

Some will say that I m not really here. Some will say I’m delusional. Some will say that I don t even exist. But who are they? I’m the one buried in a grave.

Faelorehn – Book One of the Otherworld Trilogy

> Romance > Fantasy & Futuristic

Author: Jenna Elizabeth Johnson

Faelorehn - Book One of the Otherworld Trilogy

I never heard him come after me and even as I climbed the slope and stumbled onto our shaded back lawn, I didn’t look back. It was like the day the gnomes chased me all over again, but this time I was not escaping some horrible little creatures, I was fleeing from an incredibly good-looking guy who could very well understand me completely. I was either saving myself from that serial killer I always imagined lived down in the swamp, or I had finally gone over the deep end . . .

… See the rest of today’s Editor’s Picks and the Kindle Daily Deal here on page 2


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