Sunday, February 10, 2013

Free and bargain Kindle books! (Sunday Feb 10)

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

Undeniable Rogue (The Rogues Club, Book One), by Annette Blair. (Still free?)

Over 90 five-star reviews for this historical romance! Free today.

"A love story that is pure joy, enchanting characters who steal your heart, a fast pace and great storytelling." -- Romantic Times Book Club

"An utterly charming and heartwarming marriage of convenience story. I highly recommend it to all lovers of romance." -- Romance Reviews Today

"Annette Blair skillfully pens a fabulous tale you don't want to miss, exhilarating, humorous, and easy to read." -- Road to Romance

UNDENIABLE ROGUE, The Rogues Club, One of Four

Aware that romance and matrimony aren't always compatible, widow, Sabrina Whitcomb, nevertheless, needs a husband. While providing for her children is paramount, wedding a stranger—even a wealthy one like Gideon St. Goddard, Duke of Stanthorpe—is no light matter. So why did the shockingly handsome rogue agree to marry her' When Gideon flashes his wicked, seductive smile, the reason hardly matters.

UNFORGETTABLE ROGUE, The Rogues Club, Two or Four

Beauty and the beast trade places. After being reported dead, handsome as sin Bryceson Wakefield, Duke of Hawksworth, returns home scarred and beaten by war, only to find his hoyden of a wife blossomed into a beauty and set to wed another. Can Beauty seduce her unforgettable Beast' Will the beast ever come to consider himself worthy'

Review Quotes for UNDENIABLE ROGUE:

"Awesome! To call this story incredible would be an understatement.” Detra Fitch, Huntress Reviews

"A love story that is pure joy. The Duke takes a Duchess and gets so much more. Delightful story, enchanting characters steal your heart, fast pace, great storytelling." RT

"An utterly charming and heartwarming marriage of convenience story. Gideon is a wonderful all-around hero—as a father in training . . . and most definitely in the marriage bed." Romance Reviews Today

"I very much look forward to the next story in the Rogues Club series. I loved this book from beginning to end and highly recommend it." A Romance Review

"Annette Blair skillfully pens an exhilarating, humorous, and easy to read historical romance. A fabulous tale." Road to Romance

"Regency fans will want to add The Rogues to their collections." The Romance Readers Connection

"A feel-good read that shines with warmth, wit and passion. Ms. Blair is off to a winning start in her Rogues Club series." Heartstrings

Awards:
2003 A Laurel Wreath Award Winner
2002 A Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award Nominee
2003 A Holt Medallion Award Finalist
2003 A Barclay Gold Top Ten Favorite
2003 An Aspen Gold Finalist
2003 A Winter Rose Winner
2003 The Lories Best Historical Winner, Best Overall

320 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 149 reviews.



Return of the Bones inspired by a true story, by Belinda Vasquez Garcia. (Still free?)

Here's an interesting book that delves into the true story of displaced native American skeletons. A Literary Award finalist, this intriguing book is free today.

"A novel of family ties that stretch far past immediate generations, Return of the Bones encourages the reader to think long and hard about what should or should not be condoned as acceptable behavior toward other people's ancestors. Highly recommended. -- Midwest Review

"In her novel, RETURN OF THE BONES, Belinda Vasquez Garcia takes scientific facts that lie dormant and gives us a fascinating, very readable real account of the death of the people who once lived in the long ruined Pecos Pueblo, of the search for their bones, and the remarkable amount of information medical sciences has collected from them. The book also casts light on important chapters in our past of which too many Americans are totally ignorant." -- Tony Hillerman, New York Times Best Selling Author

"In Return of the Bones, author Belinda Vasquez Garcia weaves a mystical story." -- Colorado Magazine

"Garcia fascinates readers with her literary magic." -- Las Cruces Bulletin" --


A very special book -- In 1915, 2,067 Native American skeletons were stolen from the ghost pueblo of Pecos and transported to Harvard University for medical research...In present day and across the miles, the wind carries their cries to Grandfather who hears the bones longing for home.

Eighty-four years earlier he watched helplessly as those bones were ripped from their graves to be transported far away from their resting place. Now, he learns that Congress passed a bill allowing him to get back his family skeletons. He implores his granddaughter, Hollow-Woman, who he raised since birth, to embark on a road trip to Boston with him to recover the sacred bones.

She and Grandfather are the last of the Pecos people, but Hollow-Woman is not interested in ancient skeletons. She works at an Indian casino and is of the modern ways, while Grandfather is a shaman and values tradition. She finally agrees to drive him to Boston, hoping the road trip will heal their broken hearts.

Grandfather fashions a magical dream catcher to help her "see" her ancestors' lives, and come to love the missing bones, as he does. While driving a ratty old pickup-camper, the cantankerous Grandfather and stubborn Hollow-Woman bicker from New Mexico to the Peabody Museum.

A glowing work of literary fiction, with religious undertones of the persecution of Native Americans by the Catholic Church's Spanish Inquisition. A touching novel of love, devotion, and family. Return of the Bones pulses with emotion. The pages are filled with the comical way Grandfather looks at the world while embracing the heartbreak and spirituality of the Native American peoples.

You may know these famous bones on which landmark studies proved that exercise prevents osteoporosis! The book is enhanced with video and pictures through the author's website. Visit magicprose.com if you wish to preview the videos and images.

248 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 3 reviews.



Deadly Pedigree: A Nick Herald Genealogical Mystery, by Jimmy Fox. (Still free?)

A genealogy-based mystery from the Nick Herald series - free today!

"I liked the dark nature of the book's plot and motivations that were balanced by lighter moments as well. It was pleasingly complicated and kept me guessing until the end. I'm also intrigued by genealogy and the book appealed to my interest in that topic. It was definitely worth taking the time to read. I will pick up other Nick Herald genealogical mysteries in the future." --Amazon reviewer

Mystery, genealogy, murder! Climbing Louisiana family trees can be deadly. Nick Herald, a professional genealogist working in New Orleans, searches for possible Louisiana relatives of a lonely Holocaust survivor. After the shocking murder of the elderly man who was his client, Nick fears that something much more sinister than innocent genealogical curiosity lurks in the shadows. He must find the truth! What buried secrets haunt the present' To find out, Nick warily navigates a dangerous forest of mysteries with roots in Jewish and African American tribulations and triumphs. His investigation delves deeply into the unique history and complex ethnic gumbo of Louisiana. He struggles to unravel a tangled tale of betrayal, bigotry, lust, shame, and love spanning oceans and continents and two centuries of Louisiana’s past, back to the Civil War, slavery days, and beyond. Ultimately, Nick makes courageous decisions to right old wrongs and expose the guilty, while fighting desperately to outsmart his foes, stay alive, and save all that he holds dear!

275 pages, with a 3.8-star rating from 4 reviews.



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

The Five Elements (The Alchemancer: Book 1), by Scott Marlowe. (Still $0.99?)

This adventure-filled fantasy has garnered strong reviews for its fast pace and its clever plot twists. Bargain-priced at 99 cents today!

"I loved the story. It was the perfect combination of elemental magic and adventure." - Ritesh Kala, Ritesh Kala's Book Reviews

"...the characters make you cheer for them and feel real emotion when they are in peril. No matter which side you pick, you are satisfied with the conclusion." - Ethan T.

"The Five Elements is an enveloping story that drags you in and doesn't let go. I enjoyed it immensely." - Timmain, Amazon.com & Goodreads reviewer

"...an interesting take on the concept of the four elements of classical antiquity, with a well-realized world and some likeable and intelligent main characters." - S. Pemberton, Amazon.com reviewer

"The characters...display very real and sometimes raw emotions. Very well written. An exciting plot [that] weaves a fantastic adventure." - P. Carvelli, Goodreads reviewer

THE FIVE ELEMENTS is a character-driven blend of pseudoscience, alchemy, ancient inventions, and elemental magic that tells the story of Aaron, a sorcerer's apprentice who knows more about engineering and mathematics than magic, and Shanna, whose future is in rapid decline as she approaches adulthood. All of this changes when their home is laid waste by an elemental attack. Separated in the resulting chaos, their purposes are joined when they individually learn of the mysterious Fifth Element. Shanna sees it as the final piece in the puzzle that is her destiny. To Aaron's logical mind, it is an impossible ambiguity. Whatever the answer, the Fifth Element draws them back together and into a final confrontation not as allies, but as adversaries.

338 pages, with a 4.1-star rating from 15 reviews.



Borrowed Dreams (Scottish Dream Trilogy), by May McGoldrick. (Still free?)

This highly-rated Scottish historical romance is free today! From the prolific McGoldrick writers.

"An extraordinary historical romance! I would give this book six stars if I could. Millicent is one of my favorite historical heroines. With her courage and compassion, Millicent saved many lives, include Lyon's. Even after getting through five hellish years of marriage and almost dying, Millicent still has good in her heart. McGoldrick brings the reader two people who help each other come to terms with their pasts and heal their hearts, all while falling in love. The secondary characters in this book are unforgettable. The whole storyline was great, not like most historicals where the most pressing issue is what is fasionable to wear. Don't miss it!" -- Amazon reviewer

The first Book In a New Trilogy (Scottish Dream Trilogy)
Synopsis

Driven to undo the evil wrought by her dead husband, Millicent Wentworth must find a way to save her estate and free the innocent people her husband enslaved. Her only hope is a marriage of convenience with the notorious widower, Lyon Pennington, fourth Earl of Aytoun, who just may be the most handsome-and caring-man she's ever encountered.

May 28, 2003: Millicent Wentworth may have been unshackled from a miserable life when her cruel husband dies, but his legacy has left her impoverished and desperately needing to get help so she can continue to help those he enslaved. Her one hope comes with the offer of a marriage of convenience to a dowager's son. Lyon Pennington was emotionally and physically crippled in a horrific accident that left him a widower tormented by accusations of causing his wife's death. As the end of her life approaches, his loving mother is concerned about his care, and sees Millicent as someone who could assume the role of caregiver. Reluctantly, both parties agree. Neither wants another spouse, yet the marriage brings them both healing, desire, and eventually love. ........... ***** This is a tender story that offers a fresh and unusual twist on the Beauty and the Beast fable that holds a dear place in many a heart. A KEEPER!

388 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 8 reviews.



Spencer's Face (Buckeye Hawks), by Autumn Brown. (Still free?)

A coming-of-age romance, free today. Caution: explicit scenes.

"I liked this story, it showed that not all teenagers are of the same mindset. All of the boys that Taylor had previously dated were only interested in one thing, but even though they dumped Taylor for not giving them what they wanted. They all seemed to still respect her. Taylor and Spencer's relationship was really very sweet, I really liked how they explored their feelings for one another, while wanting to remain responsible and sensible. Spencer lives with his Aunt and Uncle, as his parents were dead. Their attitude was on the whole good, especially when giving him advice about sex, although his uncle's "gung ho" comments were a bit unnecessary, and crass. While Taylor's Mum and dad were totally different. They were rigid and narrow minded in how they treated their children. A very interesting read, the writing lacks sophistication, nonetheless it is still charming." -- L. Sims, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer

Taylor is a popular cheerleader at Buckeye Union High, who has had a few boyfriends, even though she has yet to find her perfect guy.

Spencer is a boy with a huge birthmark covering one side of his face. He plays football, but tries to stay out of the limelight to hide his face. He's shunned by most of the girls at Buckeye Union High.

Luckily Taylor isn't like most girls. She sees Spencer for who he is inside. Can he be her perfect guy, even with his imperfections' She falls for him deeper than she's ever fallen for anyone. Convincing a shy, insecure Spencer that he's the boy of her dreams isn't going to be easy.

This is an emotion-packed, high school story of two teens discovering true love for the first time. This story is sexually explicit, describing sex in detail, intended for a mature audience.

343 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 4 reviews.



Destiny Redeemed, by Gabrielle Bisset. (Still free?)

This paranormal romance is highly-rated and free today.

"As a huge fan of Gabrielle Bisset's, Victorian Erotic Romance Trilogy, I have eagerly awaited the release of her novel, Destiny Redeemed. I tore into this novel, expecting great storytelling, an interesting paranormal plot, and some steamy sex as usual. I ended up getting much more than I expected and thoroughly enjoyed every chapter. Also, though I read the first novel about the Aeveren, which is written in a different style than Destiny Redeemed, I did not need the background from the first novel to understand and fall in love with this novel. This is an author and novel that I will be recommending highly to all my romance reading friends." -- Amazon reviewer

Reviews:

Fantastic world-building, intriguing characters, a unique plot, and a sweet but sensual love story that will melt your heart are just some of the things that make DESTINY REDEEMED one of those stories that you will remember long after you've finished reading.
-The Romance Reviews

Destiny Redeemed is not your typical paranormal romance, which is like a breath of fresh air. I had never read this author but I wouldn’t hesitate to do so again.
-Urban Girl Reader

Destiny Redeemed was another wonderful and detailed story telling. The author has a very special way of incorporating more than romance to her stories. She gives you characters that you either love, or love to hate with an interesting twist.
-Romance Novel Junkies

Sentenced to spend the rest of his three remaining lifetimes in Nil, Amon Kalins is freed with the help of his Sidhe servant, Gethen, but now he must accept his life is never to be his again as the Council won't rest until he's safely back imprisoned within Nil's cold walls. Broken and nearly dead from his time in prison, Amon is saved by an Aeveren healer named Althea Forester. As a healer, Thea has served her people for forty-five lifetimes, never having a destined one and always knowing each lifetime would ultimately end with her alone. But destiny hasn't forgotten her.

Drawn to the seductive Amon, Thea quickly becomes a pawn the Council uses to trap him. Taken prisoner by the sadistic leader of the rebel group, the Soren, Thea must survive the vicious world of the people hellbent on taking her destined one away forever, and Amon must risk everything dear to him to free her from those who would sacrifice her to claim the bigger prize and return him to Nil.

Look for all of Gabrielle Bisset's books available for the Kindle!
Vampire Dreams Revamped (A Sons of Navarus Prequel)
Blood Avenged (Sons of Navarus #1)
Blood Betrayed (Sons of Navarus #2)
Blood Spirit (Sons of Navarus #3)
Stolen Destiny
Love's Master
Masquerade
The Victorian Erotic Romance Trilogy

348 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 12 reviews.



The Teacher's Billionaire (The Sherbrookes of Newport Book 1), by Christina Tetreault. (Still free?)

Over 90 five-star reviews for this romantic family saga. Free today!

"This is a charming contemporary romance with very likeable and believable characters. I rate this as 4.5 stars. I found the plot instantly drew me in and had a hard time putting the book down. Either way you like your romances, hot or sweet, this one is not to be missed. I recommend it as a delightful, fun, summer read!" -- Amazon reviewer

Callie Taylor's life is turned upside down when she learns the truth about her birth following the death of her mother. Not only is her father alive, but he's none other than presidential candidate Senator Warren Sherbrooke.

Billionaire and confirmed bachelor, Dylan Talbot, is devoted to his family. When his stepfather Warren Sherbrooke receives a letter from a past love telling him they have a daughter together, Dylan is instantly suspicious. In order to keep the media vultures away and protect Warren's political aspirations, Dylan convinces Warren to let him handle the situation.

As Callie and Dylan spend time together, they can't resist the feelings that blossom between them. However, when Callie learns the real reason he has been spending time with her their fledgling romance is put in jeopardy and only complete honesty can save it.

Now includes an excerpt from book 2 in The Sherbrookes of Newport Series, The Billionaire Playboy as well from The Highlander's Hope by Cali MacKay

Some of the author's favorite lines:

“I'm not sure. Maybe that is how you Englishman say hello to your friends. I've never been to England,” Callie teased as she moved her hands to his shoulders. “I might need more convincing,” she said her voice all business.

“There's no place I'd rather stay especially if it means more of your apple cinnamon pancakes for breakfast. Preferably served to me in bed by you completely naked, but I'm flexible.”

“Sounds like a challenge to me. One I look forward to undertaking.”

202 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 5 reviews.



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