Free Kindle books & bargains for Saturday, December 9, 2017

Hollywood Games: A Hollywood Alphabet Series Thriller

 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: M.Z. Kelly
FREE

Hollywood Games: A Hollywood Alphabet Series Thriller

LAPD cop Kate Sexton is back in Hollywood after taking a much needed vacation with her canine partner, Bernie.

Hollywood Games is a puzzle that begins with a tough but vulnerable cop trying to put her life back together. Add in a hyperactive canine partner who’s already sired a love-puppy named Bubba, a new homicide partner who is allergic to dead bodies, and Kate’s meddling best friends, Natalie and Mo, who think they’re the world’s greatest private detectives.

The puzzle pieces are scattered when a high-profile realtor is found murdered, floating in his hot tub, and his partner looks good for the crime.

Dinner’s Done! Cooking with Trader Joe’s Cookbook

 Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Quick & Easy
Author: Wona Miniati, Deana Gunn
FREE

Dinner's Done! Cooking with Trader Joe's Cookbook

What’s for dinner? Trader Joe’s ingredients to the rescue, with all the fixings for making meals in a snap. From the authors of the bestselling original “Cooking with All Things Trader Joe’s” cookbook, comes this collection of easy dinner solutions to tame the mealtime rush. Discover new ways to make quick and healthy meals the whole family will love. Mouth-watering full-color photos and nutritional data included for every recipe.

New Recruit (Up in Flames Book 1)

 Romance > Contemporary
Author: Em Petrova
FREE

New Recruit (Up in Flames Book 1)

When East Street Firehouse’s new recruit Jagger wanders up to the bar at the local firefighters haunt, he finds a half-naked woman pouring rum on herself. He can’t resist doing a body shot—or six—and a fiery night leads to a morning filled with questions. Like who is she and where can he find her again?

Following a bad breakup, Hanna works hard to keep men at arms’ length, but she can’t get Jagger out of her head. Showing up at firehouse’s building repairs fundraiser definitely isn’t a good idea. Neither is winning his services, which happens to be a day of yard work. Or maybe she’s made the right decision after all—she does have a bush to be trimmed.

Lost and Found, Stories of Christmas

 Religious & Inspirational Fiction
Author: Wendell Mettey
FREE

Lost and Found, Stories of Christmas

Lost and Found, Stories of Christmas is a collection of stories written by Reverend Wendell Mettey for his congregations. While written over a span of years, the stories have a timelessness that appeals to readers of all ages. These simple stories share the emotional journey of characters whose struggles with doubts, fears and resentments cause them to lose hope, but who ultimately find a great gift through the discovery of the true meaning of Christmas. Readers will recognize their own anxieties and concerns in the reactions of the characters and celebrate with them their triumph as they discover the joy of giving… the true spirit of Christmas.

Easy Chestnut Cookbook: A Nut Cookbook for Nut Lovers Filled with Delicious Chestnut Recipes

 Cooking by Ingredient
Author: BookSumo Press
FREE

Easy Chestnut Cookbook: A Nut Cookbook for Nut Lovers Filled with Delicious Chestnut Recipes

Come take a journey with us into the delights of easy cooking. The point of this cookbook and all our cookbooks is to exemplify the effortless nature of cooking simply.In this book we focus on methods of cooking with Chestnuts. The Easy Chestnut Cookbook is a complete set of simple but very unique Chestnut recipes. You will find that even though the recipes are simple, the tastes are quite amazing.

  • Autumn Chestnut Soup
  • Homemade Pasta
  • Tuesday’s Snack
  • Meaty No Meat Stuffing
  • 3 Ingredient Bacon Chestnuts
  • Brandied Soufflé
  • Chestnut Spread
  • 4 Ingredient Chestnuts
  • How to Roast Chestnuts
  • Thursday Dinner Stew
  • Cream Cheese Spinach Appetizers
  • Thanksgiving Dressing
  • Buttery Peas and Chestnuts
  • Vegetarian Dream Soup
  • Authentic Hungarian Torte
  • Brussel Sprouts and Chestnuts
  • Golden Raisin and Carrot Appetizer
  • Much, much more!

Hank Mossberg, Private Ogre: Murder in the Boughs

  Fantasy > Fairy Tales
Author: Jamie Sedgwick
FREE

Hank Mossberg, Private Ogre: Murder in the Boughs

It happened. An elf has been murdered right in the boughs of the Mother tree. Don’t worry; Hank Mossberg is on the case.

San Francisco’s magical undercity is populated by every fantastical creature imaginable: dwarves, elves, centaurs, and thousands of fairies make it their home -but this is no fairy tale. The elven gangsters, street-walking nymphs, and pixie dust addicts will make sure of that. If you think humans invented organized crime, wait until you meet the goblins.

Being Plumville

 Romance > Multicultural & Interracial
Author: Savannah J. Frierson
Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99

Being Plumville

Plumville, Georgia had an order to its way of life, and few ever upset it.

Benjamin Drummond is heir to all Plumville had to offer—wealth, good looks, and a promising career as a future state judge. As a graduating senior at a local college, he’s poised for success, if only he can keep his grades up. With the distractions of playing football, being in a fraternity, and having his pick of the women on campus, he has little incentive to study—until his assigned tutor turns out to be a black girl from his past who’d never left his mind…or heart.

Coralee Simmons is determined to make it out of Plumville with a diploma in her hand and dignity in her stride, despite a social climate determined to stifle both.

A Christmas Memory

 Classics > Literary
Author: Truman Capote
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99

A Christmas Memory

First published in 1956, this much sought-after autobiographical recollection from Truman Capote (In Cold Blood; Breakfast at Tiffany’s) about his rural Alabama boyhood is a perfect gift for Capote’s fans young and old.

Seven-year-old Buddy inaugurates the Christmas season by crying out to his cousin, Miss Sook Falk: “It’s fruitcake weather!” Thus begins an unforgettable portrait of an odd but enduring friendship and the memories the two friends share of beloved holiday rituals.

The Importance of Being Scandalous (Tale of Two Sisters)

 Historical Romance > Victorian
Author: Kimberly Bell
Regularly $5.99, Today $0.99

The Importance of Being Scandalous (Tale of Two Sisters)

A horse race in trousers on Rotten Row. Visiting a gaming hall in a dress that would make her mother faint. Sneaking an invitation to a masquerade ball attended by only the wickedest, most debauched members of society…

None of these things are scaring off bookish but strong-willed Amelia Bishop’s stuffy, egotistical fiancé.

The only thing left is to entice childhood friend Nicholas Wakefield into a truly engagement-ending scandal.

Iris Grace: How Thula the Cat Saved a Little Girl and Her Family

 Internal Medicine > Pediatrics
Author: Arabella Carter-Johnson
Regularly $24.99, Today $1.99

Iris Grace: How Thula the Cat Saved a Little Girl and Her Family

Iris Grace is a beautiful little girl who, from a very young age, barely communicated, avoided social interaction with other people, and rarely smiled. From both before her diagnosis of autism and after, she seemed trapped in her own world, unable to connect with those around her.

One day, her mother brought home a Maine Coon kitten for Iris, even though cats aren’t typically thought of as therapy pets. Thula, named after one of Iris’s favorite African lullabies and meaning “peace” in Zulu, immediately bonded with Iris. Thula knew right away how to assuage Iris when she became overstimulated; when to intervene when Iris became overwhelmed; and how to provide distraction when Iris started heading toward a meltdown.

Nightwoods: A Novel

  Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Charles Frazier
Regularly $12.99, Today $1.99

Nightwoods: A Novel

Charles Frazier, the acclaimed author of Cold Mountain andThirteen Moons, returns with a dazzling novel set in small-town North Carolina in the early 1960s. With his brilliant portrait of Luce, a young woman who inherits her murdered sister’s troubled twins, Frazier has created his most memorable heroine. Before the children, Luce was content with the reimbursements of the rich Appalachian landscape, choosing to live apart from the small community around her. But the coming of the children changes everything, cracking open her solitary life in difficult, hopeful, dangerous ways. In a lean, tight narrative, Nightwoods resonates with the timelessness of a great work of art.

Double Down: Game Change 2012

 Politics & Social Sciences
Author: Mark Halperin, John Heilemann
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99

Double Down: Game Change 2012

In their runaway bestseller Game Change, Mark Halperin and John Heilemann captured the full drama of Barack Obama’s improbable, dazzling victory over the Clintons, John McCain, and Sarah Palin. With the same masterly reporting, unparalleled access, and narrative skill, Double Down picks up the story in the Oval Office, where the president is beset by crises both inherited and unforeseen—facing defiance from his political foes, disenchantment from the voters, disdain from the nation’s powerful money machers, and dysfunction within the West Wing. As 2012 looms, leaders of the Republican Party, salivating over Obama’s political fragility, see a chance to wrest back control of the White House—and the country.

Playboy: The Complete Centerfolds: Small Edition

 Photography > Erotica
Author: Chronicle Books, Hugh Hefner, Dave Hickey
Regularly $29.99, Today $2.99

Playboy: The Complete Centerfolds: Small Edition

Following the remarkable success of the 50th year anniversary edition, we’re pleased to present Playboy: Centerfolds, 60th Anniversary Edition. The content remains the same—every Centerfold from every issue. That’s over 600 beauties with additional Centerfolds through the present to make this Playboy’s most complete photographic volume to date. Hefner introduces the book and literary luminaries including Paul Theroux, Jay McInerney, and Daphne Merkin comment on the social mores and cultural climate of each decade. This chronological collection provides an unparalleled view of our evolving appreciation of the female form: from the fifties fantasy of voluptuous blondes to the tawny beach girls of the seventies to the groomed and toned women of today.

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