Monday, January 21, 2013

Free and bargain Kindle books! (Monday Jan 21)

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

Love Me If You Must (Patricia Amble Mystery Series #1), by Nicole Young. (Still free?)

There are some mixed reviews for this romantic mystery, but it's free today and you may want to give it a go. A promising debut from a new author, and the first book in the Patricia Amble mystery series.

"I thought this was an excellent debut for Nicole Young. Tish is a very headstrong woman who is very suspicious of everyone because of her past. Thus she has problems at first with trusting her neighbors especially Brad, the policeman. Tish's past is told throughout the story, intertwining with the current events. It's very heart wrenching to read about what she had to go through." -- Deborah, Amazon reviewer

A run-down Victorian to renovate, a past to leave behind--who has time for romance...or murder? Patricia Amble, Tish to her friends, has gotten her life together. She's renovating an old, rambling Victorian house in a small town outside of Detroit, and the fixer-upper should net her a big profit when she resells. Romance is right next door, with two attractive neighbors vying for her affection. But even their persistent attentions can't dispel the sense of unease Tish feels. Voices whisper out of nowhere . . . and something odd is going on in the basement. Soon, Tish begins to question her decision to buy the old house. When a dead body turns up her own dark secrets make her a prime suspect in the current chaos. And is either of her attractive neighbors really who he says he is? What is going on just under the surface of this sleepy small town?

379 pages, with a 3.2-star rating from 121 reviews.

TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE, by Marta Tandori. (Still free?)

A famous grandmother gets drawn into a complex mystery when her brattish granddaughter is accused of murder. A suspenseful mystery, free today.

"This book has great intensity that will leave you wanting more. An excellent read, Tandori is a highly imaginative author. " -- Amazon reviewer

A young runaway takes refuge in a makeshift shack under the Hollywood Freeway, forcing the autistic woman in it to find milk for her sickly newborn – a search that ultimately ends in tragedy when the woman is run down by a hit-and-run driver after a violent confrontation with several teenagers. When one of those teenagers, seventeen-year-old Karen Devane, is implicated in the woman’s homicide, the tabloids are quick to exploit the tragedy, thanks to Karen’s recent antics as a spoiled Tinseltown “celebrat” riding on the coattails of her famous grandmother, the legendary Kate Stanton. Complicating matters is the dead woman’s daughter, who’s determined that Karen be held accountable for her mother’s death, even after the charges against Karen are dropped. With tensions between Karen and her family near breaking point and the paparazzi relentlessly hounding her every move, Karen makes a startling discovery which finally puts her on the road to redemption – and links the dead woman to her beloved grandmother.

Karen’s discovery raises a host of troubling questions for Kate, forcing her to revisit the horrors of her past in search of answers. But Kate soon realizes that some questions are better left unasked after a seemingly random shooting leaves her granddaughter fighting for her life and Kate scrambling to stay one step ahead of a killer who’s determined to end her life in order to save his own.

317 pages, with a 4.8-star rating from 4 reviews.

Talisman Of El, by Alecia Stone. (Still free?)

A YA fantasy, free today!

"The Talisman of El is a good story, unpredictable and hard to put down. The characters are likeable, well drawn and easy to relate to. I particularly enjoyed the rich imagery in this story. Arcadia has great scenery, awesome architecture and fascinating shape-shifting beings that glow in their spirit form. I think we have the beginning of an excellent series here." -- Tahlia Newland, Amazon reviewer


One Planet. Two Worlds.
Population: Human ... 7 billion.
Others ... unknown.

When 14-year-old Charlie Blake wakes up sweating and gasping for air in the middle of the night, he knows it is happening again. This time he witnesses a brutal murder. He's afraid to tell anyone. No one would believe him ... because it was a dream. Just like the one he had four years ago - the day before his dad died.

Charlie doesn't know why this is happening. He would give anything to have an ordinary life. The problem: he doesn't belong in the world he knows as home.

He belongs with the others.

398 pages, with a 3.9-star rating from 43 reviews.

The Billionaire Wins the Game, by Melody Anne. (Still free?)

Another installment in the popular Billionaire Bachelors series - free today!

"Book 1 introduces the matchmaker. I became so interested in the characters, I purchased the whole series. Light reading, unbelievably wealthy family. Love, romance and and happy ending, all appeal to me." -- Shirley Baker, Amazon reviewer

Joseph Anderson has decided it's time for his three successful sons to find brides. Joseph wants grandchildren to fill his mansion, and he wants them immediately. His eldest son, Lucas, is successful in all areas of his life, except love, and Joseph begins matchmaking. He finds Amy Harper and deems her the perfect daughter-in-law. He just needs to get her and Lucas to both realize they're made for each other.

Lucas Anderson is wealthy, sexy, and stubborn. He has no desire to have any woman enter his life, causing chaos, or using his family's name. Many women have tried, and he's been successful in finding out who they are beneath their false smiles.

Amy Harper was raised in tragic circumstances and doesn't like pampered, rich men who have been handed everything with a silver spoon. She spent years finishing her education and then received a job with the Anderson Corporation. She instantly doesn't like her incredibly sexy boss, who is arrogant and thinks every woman should fall at his feet.

When Amy becomes pregnant after one reckless night of passion, she's scared he'll take the baby and run. Lucas is demanding, and used to getting his way, but Amy has just the right amount of spark to ignite his fuse, and challenges him each step of the way.

Lucas's father, Joseph, and his brothers Alex and Mark, offer laughter, love, and support. With the love of Lucas's family, who aren't only rich and successful, but also kind and giving, Amy starts to realize that being wealthy doesn't make or break a man, and starts to picture the happily ever after she never believed in for herself.

304 pages, with a 3.7-star rating from 197 reviews.

Not Dead Yet, by Pegi Price. (Still free?)

A fast-paced legal thriller, breaking the Top 50 Free in Amazon!

"This one is a nail biter!! I loved this book. This first novel makes me excited to see what she will do next. If you like Lisa Scottoline or Sue Grafton, you will love Pegi Price. " -- Debbie, Amazon reviewer

After being stalked and shot by her former husband, Theia Pearson finishes law school and rebuilds her life as a divorce lawyer in St. Louis. Five years later, when a domestic abuse client disappears, Theia tries to find her, even though doing so triggers bad memories and nightmares. Theia has difficulty knowing whom to trust, when it becomes apparent the client’s disappearance is linked to Theia’s violent past, and that someone close to Theia has betrayed her.

NOT DEAD YET is a fast-paced legal thriller that will appeal to fans of John Grisham and Stephen King.

210 pages, with a 4-star rating from 8 reviews.

Double Dare, by Rhonda Nelson. (Still free?)

A "funny, heart-warming" contemporary romance - free today!

"Double Dare sucks you into the adventure of Lou from page one. If a sexy, fun, fast-paced love story is what you're craving, then this is the one for you. The story is a quick read, but in a good way. The author doesn't skimp on the action or the romance. The chemistry between Lou and Sam wasn't forced. It came naturally and that's always a plus in a romance." -- L. Roman, Amazon reviewer

"Quirky, irreverent and laugh-out-loud hilarious, Rhonda Nelson speaks my language!" --New York Times bestselling author Vicki Lewis Thompson" 

Vintage Rhonda Nelson! Though Rhonda is known more recently for her sexy, romantic comedies she began her career writing funny, heart-warming romance for Kensington's Precious Gems line. The books were only sold in Wal-Mart and spent less than a month on the shelves. Now, thanks to the wonderful world of digital publishing, they're available again.

Runaway bride Louisa Honeycut is looking for a quick escape when she passes the Double Dare, Inc sign and the slogan "Are you ready for the time of your life'" seems like divine intervention. Sheltered by her overbearing father, Louisa has years of catching up to do and can think of no better person than gorgeous Sam Rawlins to show her. Is she ready for the time of her life' Hell, yes.

Ordinarily unflappable adventure guide Sam Rawlins makes his living showing the wealthy how to have fun, but nothing in his experience could have prepared him for the "adventure" Louisa Honeycut asks for. He might be showing Louisa the time of her life, but the quirky little snack-cake heiress is soon turning Sam's own life upside down...and perversely, he likes the new vantage point.

106 pages, with a 3.5-star rating from 201 reviews.

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

I Think I Love You (a humorous romantic mystery), by Stephanie Bond. (Still $0.99?)

You can't go wrong with a Stephanie Bond romantic mystery! Enjoy Stephanie's mastery of irony and humor in today's bargain book priced at $0.99!

"Stephanie Bond is really on a roll. I THINK I LOVE YOU cements her reputation as an author who delivers irony, humor and turmoil in ample amounts."" -- --Romantic Times Book Reviews

*** Get I THINK I LOVE YOU now before it reverts to its regular price of $4.99! ***

Mystery, comedy, and romance collide in the thrilling, fast-paced tale of I THINK I LOVE YOU!

Sisters share everything in their closets, including the skeletons... Twenty years ago, the Metcalf sisters witnessed a murder and formed a pact of silence. Now they're estranged and scattered because they all fell in love with the same man. When the sisters converge at their childhood home, old wounds are laid open against the backdrop of liquidating their parents' antiques business. And when the playboy who broke up their family shows up, things go from bad to worse!

More praise for I THINK I LOVE YOU:

 "With its energetic prose and cozy Southern setting, this read is a sterling source of laughs and lighthearted fun." --Publishers Weekly

"The only reader I wouldn't recommend I THINK I LOVE YOU to is one who doesn't like to have a good time." --All About Romance

369 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 193 reviews.

Freaks: A Rizzoli & Isles Short Story, by Tess Gerritsen. (Still free?)

I had the pleasure of meeting Tess Gerritsen at a conference a few years ago. She's a great author and I enjoyed reading this short story featuring her crime-fighting duo Rizzoli and Isles - now a TNT series. A quick free read today!

"The main story takes up the first half of the download, but also included in the download is the beginning of one of the full length novels from the same series, featuring the same characters. I normally do not enjoy promos at the end of books at all, but I'll be honest, it did a fantastic job of making me want to purchase the full length book. It did such a good job that I am planning on eventually reading that book. Overall, I highly recommend this download! It's a fantastic read that is truly an enthralling mystery." -- JJ, Amazon reviewer

In this free Rizzoli & Isles short story from New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen, author of The Silent Girl, a bizarre death comes with a supernatural twist. Homicide cop Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles have seen their fair share of mortal crimes, but the death of Kimberly Rayner may qualify as inhuman in more ways than one. When corpse of the emaciated seventeen-year-old girl is discovered next to an empty coffin in an abandoned church, mysterious bruises around the throat suggest foul play. Caught fleeing the scene is the victim’s closest friend, Lucas Henry, an equally skeletal, pale teenager who claims he’s guilty only of having a taste for blood—a craving he shared with Kimberly. But the victim’s distraught father doesn’t believe in vampires, only vengeance. And now, another life may be at risk unless Rizzoli and Isles can uncover the astonishing truth. Includes a special preview of Tess Gerritsen’s new Rizzoli & Isles novel, The Silent Girl, on sale July 5.

46 pages, with a 3.7-star rating from 157 reviews.

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