Free Kindle books & bargains for Monday, May 21, 2018

Ant Farm (Seamus McCree Book 1)

 Mystery > Private Investigators
Author: James M Jackson
FREE

Ant Farm (Seamus McCree Book 1)

In this first novel in the Seamus McCree series, thirty-eight retirees meet a gruesome end at a picnic meant to celebrate their achievements, and financial crimes consultant Seamus McCree must uncover the evil behind the botulism murders.

But the deadly picnic outside Chillicothe, Ohio, isn’t the only treacherous investigation facing Seamus; he also worms his way into a Cincinnati murder investigation when the victim turns out to be a church friend’s fiancé.

Bad to the Bone (DI Bliss Book 1)

 Thrillers > Crime
Author: Tony J. Forder
FREE

Bad to the Bone (DI Bliss Book 1)

A skeletal body is unearthed in a wooded area of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. DI James Bliss, together with DC Penny Chandler, investigate the case and discover that the young, female victim had been relocated from its original burial site.

A witness is convinced that a young female was struck by a vehicle back in the summer of 1990, and that police attended the scene. However, no record exists of either the accident or the reported victim. As the case develops, two retired police officers are murdered. The two are linked with others who were on duty at the time a road accident was reported.

Riddick (The Saints Book 1)

  Romantic Suspense
Author: Kathy Coopmans
FREE

Riddick (The Saints Book 1)

She told me Heaven would knock on my door one day.
That I would be swept away from the hell I lived in.
She was right about one thing and so wrong about the other.
Heaven came in the form of an angel just like she said.
Beautiful.
Perfect.
An angel.
And then.
My life became hell.
She disappeared. Vanished.
I left. Went to war. Killed. All for her.
Every face was the man who took her.
Every dream filled with her.

The King and Queen of New York

 African American > Romance
Author: Nako
FREE

The King and Queen of New York

Three words fit Dr. Freedom Anderson perfectly, resilient, determined and challenging. Freedom didn’t have it all growing up, but one would never know, simply off of how she carried herself. Educated, witty and quite charming, Freedom was a force to be reckoned with and made sure everyone in the room was aware of her presence.

She was truly a Queen, a rare gem in a drawer full of rhinestones. Chief saw her before she saw herself. Years ago, they crossed paths but it wasn’t until time had passed did they make a connection. Freedom isn’t concerned with Chief or anything that has to do with him, and honestly, Chief feels the same way.

Besides, he’s the King of New York there isn’t a need for him to chase any woman, not even the stallion whose doorstep he finds himself on every other night.

Devil’s Due (Caine: Rapid Fire Book 1)

 Thrillers > Terrorism
Author: Andrew Warren
FREE

Devil's Due (Caine: Rapid Fire Book 1)

Thomas Caine is a dangerous man.

A former CIA assassin, he was burned, betrayed, and left for dead. Now, he struggles to stay off the grid, and hides from his dark past in the seedy underworld of Pattaya, Thailand. But when human traffickers detonate a bomb in a crowded Thai market, it sets off a chain reaction that drags Caine out of the shadows.

This new syndicate has taken the one person Caine has sworn to protect, and the vengeful former assassin will wage a bloody one-man war to get her back. Soon, he finds himself taking on the Russian mafia, and an insane criminal warlord who believes he is the devil himself. Can Caine use his deadly skills to defeat these new enemies, and help an honest cop save a group of kidnapped girls before the clock runs out?

The River Girl’s Song: Texas Women of Spirit, Book 1

 Genre Fiction > Westerns > Christian
Author: Angela Castillo
FREE

The River Girl's Song: Texas Women of Spirit, Book 1

Zillia Bright never dreamed she’d be orphaned at sixteen and left to care for her baby brother and Papa’s farm. With only a mule and a hundred-year-old shotgun, she must fight to protect what’s hers. Countless dangers lurk on the Bastrop Texas riverside. Zillia must rely on the help of her best friends, Soonie and Wylder, to hold her world together. With Zillia’s struggles come unexpected miracles, and proof that God might just listen to the prayers of a river girl.
Clean, Christian fiction with a hint of romance.

If the Haunting Fits, Wear It (A Haunted Vintage Mystery)

 Mystery > Cozy > Crafts & Hobbies
Author: Rose Pressey
Regularly $5.99, Today $1.99

If the Haunting Fits, Wear It (A Haunted Vintage Mystery)

As fashion maven Cookie Chanel tracks a murderer at the Kentucky Derby, all bets are off

When Cookie Chanel lands a dream assignment of providing vintage hats for a high-society Kentucky Derby party, she’s brimming with excitement. Leaving her mother and best friend to mind the store at It’s Vintage Y’All, Cookie packs up her psychic cat and races to Kentucky. But before she can hang her hat, her enthusiasm is dampened when the rider of the potential Derby-winning horse is put out to pasture. Now she’s saddled with the jockey’s ghost, who insists she find his killer. With suspects ranging from an odds-on favorite to a dark horse, Cookie may just find herself in a dead heat before the photo finish…

Is This Bottle Corked?: The Secret Life of Wine

 Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Gastronomy > Essays
Author: Michael Bywater, Kathleen Burk
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99

Is This Bottle Corked?: The Secret Life of Wine

We’ve all come across those suave, confident, and all-so-knowing books that tell us precisely what to drink with which dish, how to swirl, sniff, slosh, and pronounce on our wine, and, above all, how to impress our friends and business associates with our expertise.

Well, this is not one of those books. Is This Bottle Corked? is something different: a book that poses–and answers–the really important questions about wine.

•What was Falstaff drinking when he called for more sack?
•What was actually drunk at Plato’s Symposium?
•When is rot “noble”?
•Who was the first American connoisseur of wine–it wasn’t George Washington, but speaking of the general, what was his favorite wine?
•Why on earth do wine connoisseurs talk like that?
•Was Pliny the Elder the first Robert Parker?
•Why do we drink to forget–and why doesn’t it work?

Mosquitoland

  Social & Family Issues > Family > Marriage & Divorce
Author: David Arnold
Regularly $9.99, Today $2.99

Mosquitoland

After the sudden collapse of her family, Mim Malone is dragged from her home in northern Ohio to the “wastelands” of Mississippi, where she lives in a medicated milieu with her dad and new stepmom. Before the dust has a chance to settle, she learns her mother is sick back in Cleveland.

So she ditches her new life and hops aboard a northbound Greyhound bus to her real home and her real mother, meeting a quirky cast of fellow travelers along the way. But when her thousand-mile journey takes a few turns she could never see coming, Mim must confront her own demons, redefining her notions of love, loyalty, and what it means to be sane.

Real Food, Really Fast: Delicious Plant-Based Recipes Ready in 10 Minutes or Less

  Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Special Diet > Healthy
Author: Hannah Kaminsky
Regularly $11.99, Today $1.99

Real Food, Really Fast: Delicious Plant-Based Recipes Ready in 10 Minutes or Less

The promise of a hot, satisfying meal in ten minutes or less is no longer the exclusive calling card of cheap pizza delivery. Everything from dinners on the run to crave-worthy snacks for a crowd can be yours in less time than it takes to hunt down those crusty take-out menus.

While most “quick-fix” recipes call for chemically enhanced mixes or unsavory prepared foods, Real Food, Really Fast cuts no corners when it comes to quality. Inexpensive staples are reimagined with innovative flavor pairings, clever cooking techniques, and fun presentations, yielding all new delights such as Exploded Wonton Soup, Chile Relleno Rolls, and Everything Bagel Salad. Simplified classics, like Stovetop Granola and Cauliflower Risotto alla Milanese, will put old staples back on the table without all the typical prep work.

GI Brides: The Wartime Girls Who Crossed the Atlantic for Love

 Women in History
Author: Duncan Barrett, Nuala Calvi
Regularly $9.49, Today $2.99

GI Brides: The Wartime Girls Who Crossed the Atlantic for Love

For readers enchanted by the bestsellers The Astronaut Wives Club, The Girls of Atomic City, and Summer at Tiffany’s, an absorbing tale of romance and resilience—the true story of four British women who crossed the Atlantic for love, coming to America at the end of World War II to make a new life with the American servicemen they married.

The “friendly invasion” of Britain by over a million American G.I.s bewitched a generation of young women deprived of male company during the Second World War. With their exotic accents, smart uniforms, and aura of Hollywood glamour, the G.I.s easily conquered their hearts, leaving British boys fighting abroad green with envy.

Y’all Come Over: A Celebration of Southern Hospitality, Food, and Memories

 Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Regional & International > U.S. Regional > South
Author: Patsy Caldwell, Amy Lyles Wilson
Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99

Y'all Come Over: A Celebration of Southern Hospitality, Food, and Memories

Sure, there are major milestones that demand the fine china and fresh flowers. But in the South no special occasion is needed to throw open the front door, set up a buffet line down the kitchen counter, and welcome your nearest and dearest over for the sort of meal they won’t soon forget. Join Patsy Caldwell and Amy Lyles Wilson as they once again take us to Luckettville to meet the talented downhome hostesses who’ve said, “Y’all come over” a time or two in their day.

You’ll get the perfect menu suggestions for just about every occasion a Southern entertainer might encounter—soups to ladle up during the big game, savory meats to toss on the grill for those summer picnics, and sweets to regale the crowd with during those last six weeks of the year.

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