Free Kindle books & bargains for Thursday, December 31, 2015
Romance > Contemporary
Author: Karin Tabke
A sexy stranger, a night of no holds barred passion, and a secret so dangerous it could destroy their lives…
Dr. Katrina Winslow has always known who she is: an elite scientist, a certifiable genius and ultra-reserved when it comes to love and relationships. So when a simple game of truth or dare offers the cool doctor the opportunity to shed her lab coat and glasses and put on a pair of strappy stilettos, she accepts the dare. But will shedding her inhibitions for a sexy stranger fulfill her every desire and help her discover if she can be truly daring or will it cost her everything?
Hot cop, Simon West, is on the hunt for a bad guy when he comes face to face with a fiery little scientist who may be the key to his investigation. Renown for his unorthodox investigative tactics, Captain West is more than happy to accept the Dr.’s dare.
Author: Tracey Ward
Lawson Daniel is good at a lot of things. He can show you the best places to surf, the perfect time of day to ride the tide. He knows the best bars, the best bands, he has the best weed, and if you’re looking to get laid, he’ll show you the best time.
No girl in her right mind should speak to him. She definitely shouldn’t have sex with him, and only a blind, self-loathing idiot would fall in love with him.
I’ve done all three.
All in the span of one sweltering, suffering summer that nearly cost me everything down to the blood in my body and the beat of my heart.
No one walked away from that season unscathed.
Not even Lawson Daniel.
Romance > Contemporary
Author: Jessica Hawkins
Alexandra James gave up her spring break for an offer she couldn’t refuse—a week-long job that would earn her enough money to buy her way out of a broken heart. But if she thought her new boss would let her off easy because he’s her father’s best friend, she couldn’t have been more wrong.
Dean Brittany demands perfection from his employees, but none more so than his new temp, since correcting her mistakes seems to fuel his unexpected attraction to her. Unfortunately for him, eighteen-year-old Alexandra is strictly off limits.
Fantasy > Myths & Legends
Author: M Todd Gallowglas, Damon Stone
The Faerie War is over. Did we win?
This is the first installment of the serialized novel DEAD WEIGHT, set within the world of THE FAERIE WAR.
In “The Tombs,” a former military bard, Boy Scout wallows in grief and self-pity in post-war San Francisco. He wants nothing more than to numb his mind and escape from the memories and stories that plague him from his time serving in the U.S. Marines during the war.
However, conflict is brewing once again. Forces from Earth and Faerie seek to use Boy Scout’s talents for their own purposes. Will he dance the same old dance, or can he cut the strings both worlds tied to him?
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Diseases & Physical Ailments > Sleep Disorders
Author: M. Chris Wolf PhD
Brain health and better sleep have been in the news. How to sleep well or sleep better is a common question asked by millions. Tonight across the globe many people will be struggling with how to get a better night’s sleep and find an insomnia cure.
Many will ask: How I can get better sleep? How is my brain health improved (or hurt) by poor sleep? Is my depression and anxiety being caused by poor sleep? Do sleep problems cause weight gain?
Other common sleep and brain health questions crying out for answers include: Will I go crazy if I can’t sleep? What is sleep apnea and how do I know if I have it? Is medication an insomnia solution? What health problems relate to sleep disorders? Can better sleep improve my memory?
Sleep Better for Brain Health is designed to provide answers to these questions and health you improve memory and overall brain health. The book is a practical guide for people with insomnia and avoids technical and academic jargon.
Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Asian > Wok Cookery
Author: Martha Stone
The wok pan can also be used for steaming but stir-frying remains the most popular method which is also the fastest food preparation method. The stir-fry method is based on processing food over high heat, constantly stirring and frying food and thanks to the characteristic wok shape, food is cooked faster than it would in a skillet.
- Simple, yet delicious recipes
- Great wok cooking ideas
- Different types of meals
- Recipes with pork, beef, chicken and seafood
Entrepreneurship & Small Business
Author: Robert Bagley
As a young professional, Robert Bagley climbed and overcame many corporate mountains eventually earning a high six-figure income with several Fortune 500 companies. Still, something was missing from his vocational career and he knew that he needed to add a small business to his lifestyle. This would bring a change that not only involved a lot of personal risks, but a good amount of faith as well. And, not just faith in himself. And so he embarked on what would prove to be the most incredible game-changing season of his life. You’ll be inspired, motivated, challenged, and moved-to-action by Robert’s life-story and how selling on Amazon and eBay pulled his career toward a whole new path of becoming an eCommerce entrepreneur.
Literary Fiction > Historical
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Regularly $10.99, Today $2.99
The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it—from garden seeds to Scripture—is calamitously transformed on African soil. What follows is a suspenseful epic of one family’s tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa.
The novel is set against one of the most dramatic political chronicles of the twentieth century: the Congo’s fight for independence from Belgium, the murder of its first elected prime minister, the CIA coup to install his replacement, and the insidious progress of a world economic order that robs the fledgling African nation of its autonomy.
Mystery > Private Investigators
Author: Raymond Chandler
Regularly $11.99, Today $1.99
Marlowe befriends a down on his luck war veteran with the scars to prove it. Then he finds out that Terry Lennox has a very wealthy nymphomaniac wife, who he’s divorced and re-married and who ends up dead. and now Lennox is on the lam and the cops and a crazy gangster are after Marlowe.
Christian Living > Business & Professional Growth
Author: Lorilee Craker
Regularly $7.99, Today $0.99
Take one thoroughly modern gal with a recessionary income problem, mix with the practices of a culture that has proved to be recession-proof, and what have you got?
A financial planner in a straw hat.
When writer Lorilee Craker learned that the Amish are not just surviving but thriving in the economic downturn, she decided to find out why. What she found was about a dozen tried and true financial habits the Amish have employed for generations that will make your cash last longer and help you build wealth. Craker provides tips to…
- use it up, wear it out, make do, or do without
- rethink your gift giving
- repurpose, recycle, and reuse
- eat like royalty for a peasant’s pittance
Physics > Quantum Theory
Author: Manjit Kumar
Regularly $18.95, Today $2.99
“A lucid account of quantum theory (and why you should care) combined with a gripping narrative.”—San Francisco Chronicle
Quantum theory is weird. As Niels Bohr said, if you weren’t shocked by quantum theory, you didn’t really understand it. For most people, quantum theory is synonymous with mysterious, impenetrable science. And in fact for many years it was equally baffling for scientists themselves. In this tour de force of science history, Manjit Kumar gives a dramatic and superbly written account of this fundamental scientific revolution, focusing on the central conflict between Einstein and Bohr over the nature of reality and the soul of science. This revelatory book takes a close look at the golden age of physics, the brilliant young minds at its core—and how an idea ignited the greatest intellectual debate of the twentieth century.
Young Adult > Literature & Fiction
Regularly $6.99, Today $2.99
The nightmares of caring for a terminally-ill mother have taken their toll on fourteen-year-old Allie Everly, and being orphaned then adopted and sent across the country during the Great Depression have nurtured the seeds of bitterness in her heart. After blaming her best friend, Sam, for her mother’s death, she is suddenly confronted by a new mother, a new family, and new circumstances. Time after time she rejects those who try to reach out to her, caught up in her own self-pity and longings. But when Sam appears four years later, Allie must confront not only who she has become, but a host of confusing emotions. After years of pushing people out, can Allie finally find forgiveness and comfort in God, and open her heart to the healing powers of love and family?
Literature & Fiction > Social & Family Issues
Author: Stephanie Guerra
Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99
Some risks are worth taking…
The cards are stacking up against Gabriel James: first there’s Phil, the guy paying the bills for Gabe’s mom (but not leaving his wife). Then there’s Gabe’s new school, filled with kids competing for the Ivies, Silicon Valley, and Wall Street—while Gabe’s just trying to swing enough Cs to graduate.
Gabe’s luck seems ready to change when he meets Irina Petrova: a hot violinist who is home-schooled by her strict Russian parents. When Gabe gets her number, he impresses the top guys at his school. When he becomes the drug connection for parties, his reputation is solidified. How else is he going to afford hanging with his new crew and impressing Irina? Anyway, it’s not really dealing if you’re just hooking up friends…right?
Gabe’s never been loyal to a girl before, but he finds himself falling for Irina hard. As the stakes are raised, Gabe will have to decide how high he’s willing to bet on school, on friends, on Irina—but most of all, on himself.
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Family Life > Parents
Author: Kathryn Fitzmaurice
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Eleanor “Groovy” Robinson loves cooking and plans to go to culinary school just as soon as she’s old enough. But even Groovy’s thoughtfully—planned menus won’t fix the things that start to go wrong the year she turns eleven—suddenly, her father is in jail, her best friend’s long-absent mother reappears, and the swallows that make their annual migration to her hometown arrive surprisingly early. As Groovy begins to expect the unexpected, she learns about the importance of forgiveness, understands the complex stories of the people around her, and realizes that even an earthquake can’t get in the way of a family that needs to come together.
Kathryn Fitzmaurice’s lovely debut novel is distinctively Californian in its flavor. Her rich characters and strong sense of place feel both familiar and fresh at first meeting—and worth revisiting, again and again.
Children’s eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Humorous
Author: Emma J. Virjan, Emma J. Virjan
Regularly $6.99, Today $1.99
What this story needs
is a pig
in a wig
on a boat
with some friends
in the sun—
So come on board! Join Pig on an exciting boat ride where she discovers that life is a lot more fun with more friends.
Mystery > Historical
Author: Robert Taylor
Regularly $16.99, Today $2.99
What is tomorrow’s Wall Street Journal worth to you today? Where is the line between reality and fiction? Are the financial markets really predictable? Does an ancient artifact hold the key to how some of the world’s wealthiest families made their fortunes?
When a mysterious granite and cypress Egyptian box is found hidden away in a secret room in the palatial Biltmore Estate, twin scientists Alex and Nicholas Shepard work to unlock the secret of its intricate dials, gauges, crystals, and carvings. What they discover has the potential to make them rich beyond their wildest dreams. But it could also collapse financial markets, bankrupt corporations around the globe, and destroy many of the world’s most powerful families. As the twins quickly find out, people will not only kill to make money, but will kill to keep it.
What begins as a simple scientific experiment in the stock market quickly descends into a nightmarish intrigue of murder, deception, and mystery. When one Shepard brother is killed, the surviving twin and his wife find themselves in a desperate gambit to learn the truth about the box’s legacy.
Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs
Author: Judith Janda Presnall, Mark Elliott
Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99
Sled dogs must love to run. Sled dogs must be strong. Sled dogs must obey commands. Sled dogs must get along with teammates. Puppy Yukon is the only girl in her litter, and she’s got high energy. Could she be a leader in the sled dog team? Trainer Roberta works with the puppies. Yukon is faster and smarter than her brothers. Roberta thinks Yukon can help lead the team! Yukon continues to train with her team for two long years. Is she finally ready to race? Mush! Mush!
Children’s eBooks > Literature & Fiction
Author: Robert Elmer
Regularly $9.99, Today $2.99
This epic tale extends across generations and unfolds against the backdrop of a dangerous Cold War Berlin. This historically accurate, action-packed, three-books-in-one edition features three generations of resourceful teens living in the shadow of the Berlin Wall.
Candy Bombers: In spring 1948, teenage cousins Erich and Katarina are simply trying to survive in war-ravaged Berlin when the Soviets blockade the east side of the city, isolating its citizens—and starving them—behind the Iron Curtain.
Beetle Bunker: In August 1961, Sabine discovers a forgotten underground bunker. Though she first uses it to escape her crowded home, she soon realizes her hideout could possibly take her family under the wall to West Berlin and freedom!
Smuggler’s Treasure: In spring 1989, life is good in West Germany, and even the Cold War seems to be thawing in the warmer weather. But as Liesl works on a class project about the history of the wall, she stumbles onto a startling secret no one will talk about.
Women’s Fiction > Contemporary Women
Author: Julia Schuster
Regularly $7.99, Today $1.99
Flowers For Elvis is quirky Southern fiction with a literary edge, surprising humor and an uplifting spirit. In 1956, Olivia and her twin sister are born to a nun in an old auto parts store turned convent in rural Mississippi. Little Olivia doesn’t survive the day, but her spunky spirit hangs around and takes on the role of ethereal watchdog over her twin. When the Reverend Mother-and holy guilt-convince the nun’s sister (a young pregnant newlywed) to secretly raise the baby as the twin of her own soon-to-be-born child, Olivia realizes the urgency of her presence and support. Not only is her aunt a fanatical Elvis fan, she’s a renegade Southern belle, bent on self-indulgence and desperate to safeguard her multitude of sins. Without revealing which girl is her twin until the end, Olivia takes the reader on a flower strewn tour of misguided love and maternal betrayal which culminates at Elvis’ funeral, where they finally discover the truth of their parentage and unravel the generations of secrets that shadowed their lives.
Thrillers > Crime
Author: Wally Avett
Regularly $7.99, Today $1.99
It’s the trial of the century in a 1940’s North Carolina town.
Murder and vigilante justice.
War hero and law student Wes Ross has to save his uncle–but hide the truth.
Taught to shoot in the rough logging camps of the North Carolina swamps, Wes Ross remembers his lessons well. Dodging hostile gunfire with dozens of other young Marines, he storms a remote Pacific island as one of Carlson’s Raiders in the first commando-style attack of World War II. He blasts several Japanese snipers from their palm-tree hideouts with buckshot before an enemy bullet sends him home.
Romance > Mystery & Suspense
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When it’s time for double-agent Jordan Jakes, a CIA covert operative, to launch a missile in the remote desert of the Middle East, she’s forced to tell her blind asset, NASA scientist Ben Johnson, that their love affair is finished. Only the breakup turns out to be more difficult than she anticipates—and it’s not just because she’s developed intense feelings for the guy.
When she disappears without a trace, Ben will stop at nothing to find the one woman who he’s fallen for hard and fast even if it means boarding a plane that lands him in the middle of a country most Americans might think twice about entering—Iran.
Surviving takes more than being one step ahead of their enemies.Jordan and Ben must peel back the layers of their emotional armor to overcome a series of obstacles before they can accomplish Jordan’s mission. If they have any hope of making it out of the Middle East alive and forming a lasting relationship, they must surrender to love.
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