Sunday, December 23, 2012

Free and bargain Kindle books! (Sunday Dec 23)

Here is today's selection of free and bargain Kindle books!

Extinction Point - Book One, by Paul Jones. (Still free?)

From the author of the acclaimed Towards Yesterday, this apocalyptic thriller has over 250 four- and five-star reviews. Download it free today!

"Paul Jones has started a refreshingly unique Post-Apocalyptic series, unlike anything I have read in the genre... his ability to bring complex concepts to life through description and narrative is awe inspiring. Few authors could successfully create the world that emerges after the 'red rain.' Even fewer could relate the experience to readers in such vivid detail." -- Steven Konkoly

"Surprised and fun are the key words I associate with this book. Surprised, because I thought, what can you tell about the end of the world that we have not heard yet?" -- Jack L., Amazon reviewer

Book One: The End

Reporter Emily Baxter has a great job, an apartment in Manhattan, and a boyfriend she loves. All that changes the day the red rain falls from a cloudless sky. Just hours after the first reports from Europe, humanity is on the brink of extinction, wiped from the face of the earth in a few bloody moments, leaving Emily alone in an empty city. As she struggles to grasp the reality of her situation, Emily becomes the final witness to the end of our world... and the birth of a terrifying new one.

The world she knew and loved is dead and gone. Now Emily must try to find a way out of New York as the truth behind the red rain is revealed: the earth no longer belongs to humanity.

*** Extinction Point is the first in a new post-apocalypse series by the author of Towards Yesterday ***

283 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 314 reviews.

The 15th Star (A Lisa Grace History - Mystery), by Lisa Grace. (Still free?)

We know from our history books that Mary Pickersgill sewed the Star Spangled Banner with her daughter and servants. A Mrs. Louisa Armistead ended up with the flag, and she gave pieces of it away as historical relics. One of the stars is missing... and this is the story of what happened to the fifteenth star, including the creation of a compelling backstory for one of the servants. Download this historical novel free today!

"This is one of the most fun stories I've read in a long time. I could not put it down and read it all in one day. I loved how the author mixed present day with the past. The author did not fill the book with a lot of ridiculous, boring details, unlike so many other authors. The level of details was perfect. I felt she had a perfect mixture of everything one could want in a good book, ie: Drama, Mystery, Action, History, Humor and Romance." -- Amazon reviewer

Set during the War of 1812:

In the fall of 1809 Grace Wisher, a young slave girl, escapes the plantation to live her life in the port city of Baltimore, Maryland. She is indentured to Mary Pickersgill who teaches her the skill of sewing flags and standards. Yet Grace is hiding a terrible secret, one men will murder for even hundreds of years later.

In the present, Keiko Zorben is finishing her master's degree by working as an intern at the Smithsonian Institute. While archiving mislabeled letters, she finds a clue to the whereabouts of the missing star from the Star Spangled Banner. For over two hundred years its location has been a real-life mystery, until now.

Keiko asks the handsome Dr. Julian Lone Wolf, the head of the American Indian Studies Department, to join her on her search for the missing star.

When a docent is murdered and an attempt is made on their lives, Keiko and Julian realize finding the missing star and the secret it holds, is their only key to survival.

"The 15th Star" has been compared by first readers as a mix of "National Treasure" meets "1776".

199 pages, with a 3.7-star rating from 23 reviews.

The Sphinx Project (The Chimaera Chronicles), by Kate Hawkings. (Still free?)

A nefarious company has conducted research and experiments on Michaela and her sister Nicole - and is hunting them down now that they've run free. This action-packed YA dystopian novel is an enjoyable read for all ages. Free today!

"This whole book is treated very professionally, from the cover all the way through, with excellent editing and formatting. The mix and contrast between tough girls trained and bred to fight and kill, and young naive teenagers is perfectly balanced and realistic. You never feel the characters are unbelievable in their actions, whether they're beating the hell out of the monsters that escaped with them, or desperately seeking ice cream." -- C. N. Ghabhann, Amazon reviewer

Not many people can say their entire existence has been one big lab experiment: poked and prodded by scientists, genetically modified to be the best and endure the worst, subjected to daily tests and trials that would kill a normal human. All Michaela wants is her own life.

When the chance to escape finally comes, Michaela and her sister run, taking their friends with them. But they aren't the only ones to free themselves from those labs. Following close behind are another breed of creature, one that doesn't know the difference between right and wrong, who exist only to feed their own hunger. The creatures are the least of her problems. As the world begins to fall apart around them, Michaela finds she could lose the very thing she holds dearest.

255 pages, with a 4-star rating from 18 reviews.

Here's a bargain Kindle book, available for 99 cents today!

A Squirrel Came To Stay (Adventures of MikiSquirrel), by Gennita. (Still $0.99?)

This real-life story of a pet squirrel is sure to delight young children. It's today's bargain book at $0.99!

There is also a print version of this book, worth looking at as a children's book that is fun to hold and fun to read!

"Adorable tale! Ever wonder what happens to baby squirrels who lose their mother? They are adopted by roofers, of course! The story of Miki and her new home is so cute. The book has lots of pictures to amuse small children, and since this is a pet squirrel it is definitely not something one sees every day!" -- Sarah, Amazon reviewer

A baby squirrel fell from a tree and found her new family, Roofer Girl and her fur kiddies.

32 pages, with a 5-star rating from 5 reviews.

Louisiana History Collection - Part 1 (Louisiana History Boxed Sets), by Jennifer Blake. (Still free?)

Here's a boxed set of historical romances, from the prolific and popular Jennifer Blake! Free today.

(Tip: there are more bargain-priced box sets still available today at 99c-2.99 here:

"This is the first of a two part collection. Three books are in this first set and four in the second set. All books are stand alone and share amazing history of Louisiana thru a broad time frame. Fascinating! Also...HOT... The romance and passion and steamy sex is so well blended with the educational aspect of early Louisiana! Do your self a favor and buy both collections. I love this author!" -- Nikknox, Amazon reviewer

Romance ignites amidst the tumult of a territory striving to find its identity as it passes from pre-colonial rule to US statehood and beyond. Parts 1 and 2 of the Louisiana History Collection present these lush, politically tense historical romances in chronological order.

Reynaud, half Natchez Indian, requires that Elise share his bedroll in exchange for saving her friends during an uprising. Widowed after a brutish marriage, Elise fears intimacy more than the Natchez. How can she view Reynaud as an enemy after his tender introduction to love?

Cyrene rescues a handsome rake from drowning for the sake of his silver lace. In return, she requests he relieve her of her tiresome virginity. She expects to be her own woman afterward...but fails to reckon with René's skill or her own lonely heart.

Félicité despises the Irish colonel who marches into New Orleans with the Spanish conquerors; pride demands she escape from his beguiling embrace. Will he let her go, or follow into the trap of a pirate's lair?

The Vault, by Jettie Necole. (Still free?)

In this Sci-Fi romance, a buried chamber is designed to house 200 people who will lead humanity's post-nuclear existence. How did teenager Olivia end up in there? Free today!

"The Vault" is a gripping, edge-of-your-seat tale that reminds us how humanity & burgeoning love can still exist while in the throes of a nightmarish, apocalyptic scenario within the U.S. You'll love "The Vault" and its chilling reminder that a nuclear attack on America is a very real possibility. Jettie Necole ranks up there with some of the best new writers on the scene. It would come as no surprise to see this novel adapted into a screenplay." -- Krystal C., Amazon reviewer
Imagine an underground vault, empty, awaiting two hundred ticket holders of the finest intellect and genetic disposition to arrive, ultimately designed to enforce a stable society to exist within its own rules, but for that to happen a nuclear attack must occur and when it does, one secret addition to the roster could make the entire system unravel.

Seventeen-year-old Olivia Parker finds herself locked inside an underground vault and she's not supposed to be there! Quickly she must learn and conform to the rules or face punishment. Surrounded by strangers she is torn between trusting the man who forced her inside the Vault or the genius who created it. If she's to survive she can't do it alone.

242 pages, with a 5-star rating from 11 reviews.

Jake (The Seven Brothers of Elko: Book One), by Raeann Blake. (Still free?)

This contemporary romance has 15 five-star reviews, and is available for free download today!

"This is no ordinary romance story. It is a roller coaster of emotional upheavals and heart-pounding drama, mingled with romance and light-hearted humor, amid surprising plot twists. Raeann Blake has a way of drawing you into the story, making you feel like you're right there in the midst of it all, experiencing every emotional upheaval right along with them." -- Fence Hugger, Amazon reviewer

Christopher Davis Reardon's wife died young, leaving him with two small boys to raise on his own. Jake and Davis were typical boys, but good kids. Mr. Reardon lived to see them both grow into the kind of men any father would be proud to call his sons. Respect for others, right from wrong, honesty, and the value of family were among the many things he taught his boys. And teaching them about women was right at the top of the list, especially the right woman. He had a mantra that was repeated to both boys from the age of thirteen until they were grown men themselves. They still know it by heart.

"Son, you always treat a woman with respect, no matter who they are, what they do, or what they say. All men have lust in their hearts, so bed 'em if you have to, but treat 'em with respect. And when you think you're in love, you're not. Because when you are in love, you'll know it. When you really love a woman, she'll be the first thing you think about in the morning and the last thing you think about at night. When you really love a woman, she is your breath, your heartbeat, and your very soul. And when you really love a woman, you won't be lusting after any others because no other women exist."

Jake Reardon always understood what his father was saying. But he never felt the true meaning of those words...until he met Brinley Phillips.

Never mind that Tommy Joe Branden had "hands-off" signs posted all the way around her in big bright red letters. Never mind that she so completely believed in 'til death do us part that she was still hoping for a reconciliation with a man who would just as soon see her dead as not. And never mind that she lived and worked in Texas and had no plans on making Nevada her home. He practically felt his daddy nudge him in the back. Maybe that's why he stumbled off the edge of that cliff.

But when ghosts better left at rest raise their ugly heads, the path to that 'happily ever after' gets steadily more difficult and more dangerous. And just when he thought it couldn't get any did.

374 pages, with a 5-star rating from 15 reviews.

Liberty Frye and the Witches of Hessen, by J.L. McCreedy. (Still free?)

This YA fantasy, described as "hilarious," "delightful," and "enjoyable," is free for you today!

"A magical and fantastical tale with a touch of humour - brilliant!" -- Kindle Book Review

The average ten-year-old girl seldom travels far from home. She doesn't worry about being kidnapped by witches or imprisoned in medieval castles where children meet their unspeakable demise. She rarely gives thought to curses, potions and magic. She certainly isn't concerned about risking life and limb to decipher ancient rites and lost treasures....

But Liberty Frye is about to discover that she is not just an average girl.

When a cryptic note from long-lost relatives arrives, the news it brings flips Libby’s small-town existence upside down. Soon, she finds herself lured to a foreign land where mystery, spells and the dark stuff of fairy tales await. It’s up to Libby to unravel the sinister plot that brought her there in the first place, but in so doing, she’ll uncover a shocking secret that will change her life forever ... if she survives the challenge.

262 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 7 reviews.

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  1. Thank you for all of your hard work in screening and informing us. It is much appreciated.

  2. Thank you for all the great offers!! Picked me up a few today. :)

  3. Thank you! Can't wait to read about Louisiana history!