Free Kindle books & bargains for Wednesday, May 23, 2018

From Away

 Suspense > Ghosts
Author: Phoef Sutton
FREE

From Away

Sammy Kehoe, his sister, Charlotte, and her four-year-old daughter, Maggie, are all each other have left since the car accident that killed the rest of their family. When they visit their beloved old family home on remote Fox Island, Maine, Sammy and Charlotte each have relationship sparks with island locals. But the budding idyll is shattered when Sammy and Maggie’s unexplained abilities to “see things” are put to the test when dangerous ghosts from the past resurface. At first, this novel about an unusual and loving family draws readers in with warmth and intrigue—and then it builds with suspense that makes it impossible to put down.

Impala

 Technothrillers
Author: Andrew Diamond
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Impala

After four years on the straight and narrow, Russell Fitzpatrick has a boring job, the wrong woman, and an itch for something more. All he needs to get his life going again is a nudge in the wrong direction.

When he receives a cryptic email from a legendary and slightly deranged fellow hacker–his old friend, Charlie, whom he knows to be dead–he tries to tell himself it’s none of his concern. But the guy who stalks him across town at night, the two thugs waiting in the alley, and a ruthless FBI agent let him know his days are numbered if he doesn’t turn over the money Charlie stole.

Cause to Kill (An Avery Black Mystery—Book 1)

 Mystery > Police Procedurals
Author: Blake Pierce
FREE

Cause to Kill (An Avery Black Mystery—Book 1)

Homicide Detective Avery Black has been through hell. Once a top criminal defense attorney, she fell from grace when she managed to get a brilliant Harvard professor off—only to watch him kill again. She lost her husband and her daughter, and her life fell apart around her.

Trying to redeem herself, Avery has turned to the other side of the law. Working her way up the ranks, she has reached Homicide Detective, to the scorn of her fellow officers, who still remember what she did, and who will always hate her.

Yet even they cannot deny Avery’s brilliant mind, and when a disturbing serial killer strikes fear into the heart of Boston, killing girls from elite colleges, it is Avery that they turn to.

A New Prospect: A Sam Jenkins Mystery

 Mystery > Police Procedurals
Author: Wayne Zurl
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A New Prospect: A Sam Jenkins Mystery

Sam Jenkins never thought about being a fish out of water during the years he spent solving crimes in New York. But things change, and after retiring to Tennessee, he gets that feeling. Jenkins becomes a cop again and is thrown headlong into a murder investigation and a steaming kettle of fish, down-home style.

In true Jenkins style, Sam turns common police practice on its ear to insure an innocent man doesn’t fall prey to an imperfect system and the guilty party receives appropriate justice.

Ninja School Mum

 Fiction > British > Humor & Satire
Author: Lizzie Chantree
FREE

Ninja School Mum

Obsessive-compulsive school mum, Skye, is a lonely elite spy, who is running from her past whilst trying to protect the future of her child. She tries hard to fit in with the other parents at her son’s new school, but the only person who accepts her unconventional way of life is new mother, Thea.

Thea is feeling harassed by her sister and bored with her life, but she suspects that there is something strange about the new school mum, Skye. Thea has secrets of her own and, although the two become unlikely friends, she hesitates to tell Skye about the father of her own child.

Live from the Road: A Magical Route 66 Novel

 Literature & Fiction > Humor & Satire
Author: P.C. Zick
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Live from the Road: A Magical Route 66 Novel

Fun. Raucous. Haunting. Sad.

Best friends Meg and Sally seek a change in the mundane routine of their lives. “Is this all there is?” Sally asks Meg after visiting a dying friend in the hospital. That’s when Meg suggests they take a journey to discover the answer. Joined by their daughters, they set off on a journey of salvation enhanced by the glories of the Mother Road.

Along the way, they are joined by a Chicago bluesman, a Pakistani liquor storeowner from Illinois, a Marine from Missouri, a gun-toting momma from Oklahoma, and a motel clerk from New Mexico. Meg, mourning for her dead son, learns to share her pain with her daughter CC. When Sally’s husband of almost thirty years leaves a voicemail telling her he’s leaving, both Sally and her daughter Ramona discover some truths about love and independence.

The Big Book of Vintage Movie Posters: Volume One: A Kindle Coffee Table Book

  Movies & Video > History & Criticism
Author: Douglas DeLong
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The Big Book of Vintage Movie Posters: Volume One: A Kindle Coffee Table Book

These days most movie posters use photographs of scenes or characters from the movie but before the 1990s most movie posters employed hand-painted art to depict the scenes or characters. And they didn’t skimp on the budget for the art department, hiring well-known artists to paint their posters, which had become an integral part of movie studio advertising. Unfortunately for the artists, they were rarely given credit for their work, with their signatures almost never appearing on the poster.

Posters have been used almost from the very beginning of film exhibitions, with the first poster being made for L’Arroseur Arrose, an 1895 movie by the Lumiere brothers in France. Today, movie posters are traditionally displayed inside or outside of the theater where the movie is playing, as well as in various media for advertising purposes, although these days many theaters use video displays instead of paper posters.

The Flowering Thorn: A Novel

  Historical Fiction > British
Author: Margery Sharp
Regularly $11.99, Today $1.99

The Flowering Thorn: A Novel

In 1929 London, twenty-eight-year-old Lesley Frewen lives a privileged, cultured life. But one thing is missing: love. When her aunt’s female companion suddenly dies, leaving behind a young son, Lesley decides on a whim to adopt four-year-old Patrick—though she doesn’t have any particular affection for children.

As soon as Patrick moves in with her, Lesley gets to work using her connections to enroll him in the finest boys’ school. But she quickly discovers London is no place to raise a child, and they relocate to the tiny village of High Westover.

The hamlet boasts a post office, a church, and a vicarage. There’s an apple orchard and children for Patrick to play with.

The Woman Who Met Her Match: The laugh out loud romantic comedy you need to read in 2018

 Mystery > Police Procedurals
Author: Fiona Gibson
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The Woman Who Met Her Match: The laugh out loud romantic comedy you need to read in 2018

After yet another disaster, Lorrie is calling time on online dating. She might be single in her forties, but she’s got a good job, wonderful children and she’s happy. This, Lorrie decides, is going to have to be enough.

That is, until she receives a very unexpected request from France. Antoine Rousseau, who had once turned a lonely French exchange trip into a summer of romance, wants to see her – after thirty years.

But Lorrie is a responsible woman. She can’t exactly run off to Nice with the man who broke her teenage heart . . . can she?

The Roommate Arrangement

 Romance > Holidays
Author: Vanessa Waltz
Regularly $4.99, Today $0.99

The Roommate Arrangement

My brother gave me a place to stay. His one rule? Don’t fool around with his friends.

They’re seven men, all with smoking-hot bodies and no boundaries. I’m the Help in this ridiculous bachelor pad. If it’s not strip-poker weekend, it’s nude pool parties. They’re making my life and libido a living hell.

Especially Grayson: a six-foot-two athlete with sun-kissed skin, slabs and slabs of muscle, and gorgeous dimples curving into his cheeks. The moment I saw him, I was smitten. Then he kissed me. Laid me on the kitchen table. Stroked my body with his tongue.

Now we can’t keep our hands off each other. It’s a forbidden romance, a hot summer fling, but I’ll trade everything to have endless balmy nights with him.

Dirty Filthy Rich Men (Dirty Duet Book 1)

 Romance > Contemporary
Author: Laurelin Paige
Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99

Dirty Filthy Rich Men (Dirty Duet Book 1)

When I met Donovan Kincaid, I knew he was rich. I didn’t know he was filthy. Truth be told, I was only trying to get his best friend to notice me.

I knew poor scholarship girls like me didn’t stand a chance against guys like Weston King and Donovan Kincaid, but I was in love with his world, their world, of parties and sex and power. I knew what I wanted—I knew who I wanted—until one night, their world tried to bite me back and Donovan saved me. He saved me, and then Weston finally noticed me, and I finally learned what it was to be in their world.

And then what it was like to lose it.

Kitsune-Tsuki (Kitsune Tales Book 1)

  Fantasy > Myths & Legends
Author: Laura VanArendonk Baugh, R.H. Potter, Jess Jonsson, Amanda Irwin
Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99

Kitsune-Tsuki (Kitsune Tales Book 1)

 

How does one find a shapeshifter who may not even exist?

The onmyouji Tsurugu no Kiyomori, a practitioner of the mystic arts, has been engaged to protect the warlord’s new bride from the fox spirit rumored to be near. Tsurugu and the shadow-warrior Shishio Hitoshi face an impossible challenge in teasing out a kitsuneshapeshifter from the samurai and servants –- if such a creature is even present at all.

The handsome mute twin servants belonging to Lady Kaede are certainly suspicious, but it is the beautiful and strong-willed lady herself who draws Shishio’s mistrust. Tsurugu and Shishio must move carefully, for accusing the warlord’s bride falsely would be death. But failing to identify the kitsune to the warlord is equally perilous, and there is more to discover. 

Watchmen

 Graphic Novels > Superheroes
Author: ALAN MOORE, Dave Gibbons
Regularly $19.99, Today $4.99

Watchmen

Considered the greatest graphic novel in the history of the medium, the Hugo Award-winning story chronicles the fall from grace of a group of superheroes plagued by all-too-human failings. Along the way, the concept of the superhero is dissected as an unknown assassin stalks the erstwhile heroes.

Has any comic been as acclaimed as Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen? Possibly only Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns, but Watchmen remains the critics’ favorite. Why? Because Moore is a better writer, and Watchmen a more complex and dark and literate creation than Miller’s fantastic, subversive take on the Batman myth. Moore, renowned for many other of the genre’s finest creations (Saga of the Swamp ThingV for Vendetta, and From Hell, with Eddie Campbell) first put out Watchmen in 12 issues for DC in 1986-87. It won a comic award at the time (the 1987 Jack Kirby Comics Industry Awards for Best Writer/Artist combination) and has continued to gather praise since.

True to You (A Bradford Sisters Romance Book #1)

 Romance > Clean & Wholesome
Author: Becky Wade
Regularly $1.99, Today $0.99

True to You (A Bradford Sisters Romance Book #1)

After a devastating heartbreak three years ago, genealogist and historical village owner Nora Bradford has decided that burying her nose in her work and her books is far safer than romance in the here and now.

Unlike Nora, former Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient John Lawson is a modern-day man, usually 100 percent focused on the present. But when he’s diagnosed with an inherited condition, he’s forced to dig into the secrets of his past and his adoption as an infant, enlisting Nora to help him uncover the identity of his birth mother.

The more time they spend together, the more this pair of opposites suspects they just might be a perfect match. However, John’s already dating someone and Nora’s not sure she’s ready to trade her crushes on fictional heroes for the risks of a real relationship.

Gotham Central Book 1: In The Line of Duty

 Graphic Novels > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: GREG RUCKA, ED BRUBAKER, MICHAEL LARK
Regularly $19.99, Today $5.99

Gotham Central Book 1: In The Line of Duty

Gotham City: a town teeming with corrupt cops, ruthless crime lords, petty thieves … and just a small handful that would oppose them. Grizzled veteran Harvey Bullock, Captain Maggie Sawyer, detective Renee Montoya and the GCPD are the law force that stands between order and complete anarchy. Gotham’s Finest work around the clock to not only keep the world’s most psychotic criminals off the street… but also cleaning up the mess left behind by Batman’s one-man war on crime.

Crepes: 50 Savory and Sweet Recipes

  Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Baking > Desserts
Author: Martha Holmberg, James Baigrie
Regularly $13.99, Today $2.99

Crepes: 50 Savory and Sweet Recipes

Martha Holmberg is uniquely equipped to bring crêpes into the home kitchen. Trained at the renowned La Varenne cooking school, she has been a food writer, editor, and cook in the United States, England, and France for the past two decades. Her lifelong love of this favorite food is apparent throughout this collection of 50 sweet and savory recipes, ranging from the simple and snacky Butter-Sugar-Lemon of her teenage years to the crepe cakes and cannelloni of an accomplished cook. Her encouraging instructions and master formulas produce beautiful crepes and tempting sauces and fillings that pay homage to the classics while also playing with ambitious and fascinating flavor combinations and ingredients.

Brain Surgeon: A Doctor’s Inspiring Encounters with Mortality and Miracles

  Internal Medicine > Neurology
Author: Keith Black, Arnold Mann
Regularly $9.99, Today $2.99

Brain Surgeon: A Doctor's Inspiring Encounters with Mortality and Miracles

This is the terrain world-renowned neurosurgeon Keith Black, MD, enters every day to produce virtual medical miracles. Now, in BRAIN SURGEON, Dr. Black invites readers to shadow his breathtaking journeys into the brain as he battles some of the deadliest and most feared tumors known to medical science. Along the way, he shares his unique insights about the inner workings of the brain, his unwavering optimism for the future of medicine, and the extraordinary stories of his patients-from ministers and rock stars to wealthy entrepreneurs and uninsured students-whom he celebrates as the real heroes.

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