Monday, February 25, 2013

Free and bargain Kindle books! (Monday Feb 25)

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

Paper Roses (Texas Dreams Book #1): A Novel, by Amanda Cabot. (Still free?)

Let's start today off with this historical romance, boasting over 150 five-star reviews. Free today!

"One of the best historical books I've read. I was immediately drawn into the story with its believable characters. After a family tragedy, Sarah Dobbs wants to protect her young sister. She follows her heart to Texas to become a mail-order bride, only to find her dream shattered by another tragedy. In her new surroundings, Sarah is challenged to put the past behind her and forgive her father's mistakes. The mystery element in this story was intriguing. I liked the way this book kept me guessing at who the killer might be, and the ending had a surprising twist." -- Amazon reviewer

The future stretches out in front of Sarah Dobbs like the pure blue Texas sky. Leaving the past behind in Philadelphia, mail-order bride Sarah arrives in San Antonio ready to greet her groom, Austin Canfield, a man she has never met but whose letters have won her heart from afar. But there is one problem--he has died. And Sarah cannot go back East.

As Sarah tries to reconcile herself to a future that is drastically changed, Austin's brother, Clay, struggles with his own muddled plans. Though he dislikes working on the family ranch and longs for a different life, Clay is driven to avenge his brother's death. But something between them is growing and neither Clay nor Sarah is ready to admit it.

Book 1 of the Texas Dreams series, Paper Roses will sweep readers into the Hill Country with a tale of love and loss, closed doors and beautiful possibilities that will leave them wanting more.

385 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 305 reviews.



Project ELE (ELE Series #1) (The ELE Series), by Rebecca Gober. (Still free?)

This YA Sci-Fi romance is one of our most popular offerings - and is available free today!

"Project ELE is an intensely unique and enjoyable read. It captures the imagination and invites the reader to explore a post-apocalyptic setting with a multitude of secrets, discoveries and a good dose of betrayal. Think scientific experiments, mostly likeable but also some creepy characters, paranormal abilities, hidden passageways and caverns deep inside a mountain; and then throw into the mix a fat helping of action, suspense, and romance, and you're onto a winner. A must-read for paranormal romance fans of all ages!" ~Books4Tomorrow

"For those of you who loved The Hunger Games, Delirium, Matched, Gone series. Then you should check this out." ~Books Are Diamonds


From the authors of the best selling Night Marchers Series, comes an all new apocalyptic series with a paranormal twist that is enjoyable for all ages.

Millions have already died, and thousands more are perishing daily.
As a last ditch effort to preserve the human race, the government implements Project ELE. With the earth heating at rapid speeds, all remaining survivors are forced to turn to F.E.M.A. shelters to wait out ELE's wrath.


Fifteen-year-old Willow Mosby's life, as she knows it, ends the moment she walks through the shelter's door. Willow has to quickly adapt to the new challenges that shelter life demands, the least of which includes making new friends, working a full time job and experiencing her first relationship.

Soon after making an interesting discovery, Willow and her friends start exhibiting strange abilities. Seeking answers, they embark on a mission to find out what these new abilities mean and whether they are a gift or a curse. This new adventure can send her world crashing down around her. The question is: Can Willow survive the fall?

334 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 115 reviews.



Reckless Nights in Rome (A Ludlow Hall Story), by CC MacKenzie. (Still free?)

This contemporary romance is warmly-reviewed, and free today. Some reviews caution about its quite steamy love scenes.

"This book is one fun, addictive, romantic read! I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to forget about reality for a while, and get hooked by a delightfully complex heroine and dazzlingly exotic hero. The plot moves right along with a couple big unexpected twists - but not so fast that readers don't get to savor the budding relationship and romance. (Major adult content.)" -- Amazon reviewer

Think Easy Virtue meets Joe Manganiello

This is the first book in The Ludlow Hall series.
Book two, 'A Stormy Spring' is available on Amazon now.
Book three, 'Run Rosie Run' is available on Amazon now.

Reckless Nights in Rome

Though the name of her celebration and wedding cake business is up in lights, Bronte Ludlow doesn't care for the trappings of success. All that matters to her is her company, her independence and her heritage,The Dower House. Home to her ancestors since the seventeenth century, no way will she part with it to ‘a man with too much money and no soul’.

Nico Ferranti’s only passions are money and power... He's a man who stopped believing in romance long ago and Bronte's a romantic, yet the attraction sparking between them like fireworks over the Piazza del Popolo stuns Nico.


When Bronte's brother is badly hurt in a car accident in Rome, Nico whisks Bronte to the Eternal City. He wants her and he wants The Dower House and Nico Ferranti always gets what he wants.

But Bronte’s heart has already been broken by one ruthless charmer and although tempted she isn’t about to give up either her heart or her home to the charismatic Italian without a fight!

238 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 24 reviews.



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

The Thief and the Rogue, by Rachel Donnelly. (Still $0.99?)

A full-length Regency romance from Rachel Donnelly - bargain-priced today at 99 cents.

"It tickles me to death to find a full length book that is very good at that price range. I have enjoyed a great many of Ms. Donnelly's book, most notably her Proper Series and this book was no exception. There was a decent of amount of depth to the characters, descriptive scenes and a fair amount of villany to overcome." -- Amazon reviewer

Lady Katherine Hamilton is a free spirit—a child of nature who believes in of love at first sight. However, her dreams are derailed when she breaks into the duke’s house on a mission of mercy. She becomes embroiled in a scandal, and the perfect means for the darkly brooding duke to seek retribution for the crimes against him.

Hunter’s bitterness blinds him to her innocence, as much as her beauty blinds his reasoning. To thwart his enemies and satisfy his own passionate yearnings, he forces her to marry him. He has no idea when he uses her in his plot of revenge that she’ll be the healing force his tortured soul has been searching for. Not until she becomes the target of the murderer he’s been stalking does he admit the deep and everlasting love that sets his blood afire.

375 pages, with a 3.9-star rating from 15 reviews.



Blood Skies (Book 1), by Steven Montano. (Still free?)

Book 1 of the popular Blood Skies dystopian series - free today!

"This book was epic! THIS is dark fantasy done right! The writing was evocative and disturbing and beautifully descriptive, down to the creepiest detail. I read this book cover to cover in the course of 2 nights and am anxious to start the next asap!" (5 stars). -- Jhonni Parker; Goodreads 

"I started this book with the Hollywood idea about vampires. This story captured me straight from the off, the way the characters and story line progress builds this book up into an amazing tale of a brothers love for his sister and the ultimate sacrifice. I will definitely be reading the rest of the series!!" -- James Gronenstein; Goodreads


***BOOK 1 OF THE BLOOD SKIES SERIES***
In a world where nightmares stalk the earth and the few survivors must battle the vampire legions of the Ebon Cities, a team of soldiers races to save mankind when a traitor threatens to destroy the future of humanity.
Southern Claw warlock Eric Cross is a member of Viper Squad, and his mission is to pursue the witch called Red across the wastelands. His hunt takes him through haunted forests and blighted tundra, into war-torn cities and to the edge of a twisted necropolis. And before the journey is done Cross will uncover the dark origins of magic, and learn the true meaning of sacrifice...
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*****Check out the entire Blood Skies series*****
BLOOD SKIES
BLACK SCARS
SOULRAZOR
CROWN OF ASH
THE WITCH'S EYE
Each just $3.99!
Book 6, CHAIN OF SHADOWS, coming Fall/Winter 2013!

264 pages, with a 4-star rating from 52 reviews.



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

The Cost of Victory (Crimson Worlds), by Jay Allan. (Still $0.99?)

Military Sci-Fi, full of action and memorable characters - and bargain-priced today at 99 cents!

"Having read tons of sci-fi, and enjoyed the dense action styles of authors like Dietz, Morgan, and Haldeman, among others, with this Crimson Worlds series I was very happy to discover Jay Allan's work reminded me of them. These first two books, Marines, and now The Cost of Victory read well, the craftsmanship is there, the plot moves rapidly, and the inventiveness and believability in the hardware and settings is first rate. I highly recommend them." -- Amazon reviewer

ONE DAY ONLY - ON SALE FOR 99 CENTS (reg. $4.99)

The Third Frontier War is raging, and all across human-occupied space worlds are burning. Massive fleets struggle for dominance and kilometer-long war ships exchange thermonuclear barrages.

Battered in the early years of the war, the Western Alliance is resurgent. The brilliant Admiral Augustus Garret leads the Alliance fleet from victory to victory, taking the war to the very heart of the enemy empires. And on the ground, Colonel Erik Cain, hero of the Marine Corps, leads his crack troops again into combat, seeking the final battle.

In the background, the secretive intelligence agencies of the despotic Superpowers plot and scheme, using their own soldiers as pawns in the great game for control of space.

But the final battle will be fought in the reddish sands of a backwater world, and the prize will be the staggering secret that has lain hidden in a remote cave for untold centuries.

All the Powers struggle for the ultimate victory, but at what cost?

The Cost of Victory is the second book in the Crimson Worlds series and the sequel to Marines.

The Crimson Worlds Series:

Marines (Crimson Worlds I) - Available Now!
Tombstone (A Crimson Worlds Prequel) - Available Now!
A Little Rebellion (Crimson Worlds III) - Available Now!
The First Imperium (Crimson Worlds IV) - March 2013

266 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 51 reviews.



SECTOR C, by Phoenix Sullivan. (Still free?)

A top-notch medical thriller, this intelligent book is in the top 10 in the Amazon free store. Get your copy, free today!

"The near-future scenario is easy to imagine and the medical response and corporate motivations all too believable. At its heart, though, this novel is about hope, not dystopia. Well worth a read." -- Amazon reviewer

A rise in stroke-like cases has CDC analyst Mike Shafer on alert. Patients in every demographic in the Great Plains area, from toddlers to healthy adults to the elderly, are succumbing to rapid deterioration - and death.

Veterinarian Donna Bailey, meanwhile, is dealing with an outbreak of her own. It looks like mad cow disease. But to be affecting so many species' Impossible.

Whatever it is, it's spreading. Fast.

As state and federal agencies race to contain the growing threats, Mike and Donna's searches for Patient Zero intersect at a big-game compound in a remote corner of North Dakota. There they find their answer buried in a secret thought extinct for 10,000 years. A secret entrepreneur Walt Thurman will kill to protect.

But even if Mike and Donna can escape the compound with the secret of Sector C, it may already be too late.

Because after today, extinct no longer means forever.
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Ripped from today's research and tomorrow's headlines, SECTOR C is a near-future medical thriller fans of Michael Crichton and Robin Cook are sure to enjoy.



256 pages, with a 4.1-star rating from 89 reviews.



Dralin (Dralin Trilogy), by John H. Carroll. (Still free?)

This epic fantasy is highly-praised and has its readers yearning for the next book in this series! Free today.

"This is an interesting mixture of delightful love, a touch of despair and evil, with a corrupt city of the darkest manner. You have your Towers of wizards, the poor sleep in the alleyways, thiefs, cut thoarts, corrupt nobles, so you know you are not in OZ nor Kansas. The City Guard do their best to keep the city of Dralin going. A young woman fleeing her the countryside meets a handsome young Guardsman which is the core of the first part of the book. The author built their relationship up well and it moved me." -- Amazon reviewer

There are many cities in the world of Ryallon that know the touch of despair and evil, but none like Dralin. Towers of wizards rise high into the air, shrouded in the mists of magical smog. Poor sleep in the alleyways, becoming deformed by pollution. Life is short for many.

Throughout all of it, the cunning and dangerous members of the City Guard do their best to keep evil and crime from destroying the citizens of Dralin. Trained to fight in streets that make no sense, they keep wickedness from taking over completely.

A young woman fleeing her past makes Dralin her destination. A young Guardsman with his own dark history hopes to make a difference in a city that is without hope. Are sorrow and despair their only destiny, or can love redeem them? Two young girls raised in this city learn life's hard lessons early. Will they be defeated by its evil?


Underneath the city lie hidden dangers even more terrible than those that lurk in its dark streets. Ancient ruins of civilizations past still hold onto the memories of how grand they once were, while menacing creatures hope for a tasty meal to venture into their domain.

The Dralin Trilogy is a swords-and-sorcery fantasy series following the lives of a few unusual individuals as they desperately try to survive in the sinister city of Dralin.

252 pages, with a 4.1-star rating from 10 reviews.



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