Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Free and bargain Kindle books! (Wednesday Mar 27)

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

Here's a Kindle book available for free today!

Vampire Takeover, by Jez Strider. (Still free?)

Young Preston Mitchell learns about love and survival as the world around him succumbs to vampires, in this coming-of-age thriller from Jez Strider. Free today.

"I enjoyed this book very much. It was a quick read; I finished it the same day I started it. The vampires are more like those in the movie 30 Days of Night rather than the ones in True Blood or Twilight. They're scary and they've taken over the human world. The survival mode of the charactrs is aken to that in shows like The Walking Dead. It's filled with adreneline, fear, and love. it's a high-impact story because everything is about survival, and the little things become way more important than they ever were. At its base, it's a love story that makes you remember what the important things in life are and makes you thankful for what we have." -- Amazon reviewer

The end of the world didn't come from a nuke bomb or natural disaster. Society's downfall came from ruthless and bloodthirsty vampires.

Survival became priority number one.

Preston Mitchell is fighting to survive after the loss of his family. He is coming of age in a world ruled by evil night creatures.

A chance encounter brings him to Darcy Rose and her family farm. She is also a teen living on her own. Because of her, Preston learns the true meaning of determination, love, and what it takes to be a man.

173 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 7 reviews.

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Noble Intentions: Season Two (Episodes 6-10), by L.T. Ryan. (Still 0.99?)

Everyone believes Jack Noble is dead - except for three people, and one of them wants to finish him off. Another fast-paced suspense thriller in the Jack Noble series from L.T. Ryan. All five-star reviews, and 99 cents today.

"Bigger, better, and badder than ever! Season 2 of Noble Intentions explores the repercussions of what happened in season 1. Jack has to get back on his feet and get back into the swing of things, even if he doesn't want to. All of our favorite characters are back, and we get to see what they've been up to during Jack's absence. In some instances, it will definitely surprise you. This season covers another great story arc, and we get to delve deeper into the lives of the characters we've come to know and love. The end of the book leads into season 3 seamlessly, and I for one am highly anticipating the next episode!" -- Amazon reviewer

Jack Noble is dead. A ghost. At least that is what the world believes. Truth is, he's been hiding out on the Greek Island of Crete for six months.

Three people know Jack's secret. One is with him. Another needs him back in the U.S. The third wants him dead.

Six months is a long time for a guy like Jack to be out of action. His edge has eroded. He is contemplating leaving his old life, slipping away, disappearing for good. But Jack realizes he can't hide forever. He made a mess, now he has to clean it up. He will repay his debt.

Or die trying.

This is the season compilation of Episodes 6-10 of the serial thriller Noble Intentions. The books included are the same as the individual episodes which are available for $2.99 each.

Jack Noble Novels:
Noble Beginnings (Jack Noble #1) -

A Deadly Distance (Jack Noble #2) -

452 pages, with a 5-star rating from 29 reviews.

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Suicide Note, by Teresa Mummert. (Still 0.99?)

A heartwrenching story of love in the midst of hardships, from best-selling author Teresa Mummert. Over 200 five-star reviews, and 99 cents today.

"Suicide Note is hands down one of the BEST books that I have EVER read!!" - For the Love of Books

"Suicide Note is one of the most AMAZING novels I have ever read!!!" - Flirty and Dirty Book Blog

"This book was so incredible, I cried A LOT, I smiled, I loved and I devoured this book." - Swoon Worthy Books

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Teresa Mummert. 

Sometimes in life it feels like everything that can go wrong does, but everything happens for a reason. A relationship crumbles so someone else can mend the pieces of your broken heart. A change of plans can lead you to something you didn't even know you were missing. We help others and discover that it was us who needed to be helped all along.

Jenn's life is nothing as she had imagined it would be. She is twenty-something with a failing career and her love life has officially ended with an ultimate act of betrayal. She is ready to throw away her dreams when a chance run-in with a soldier, dealing with his own misfortunes, alters her course and changes her perspective on life.  

Everything happens for a reason.

260 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 253 reviews.

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Saved by the Enemy, by Craig Ledbetter. (Still 0.99?)

This true story recounts the experiences of two young Jewish boys as they struggle for survival in Nazi Germany - and find hope for their safety in brave and caring Germans. Well-researched, and beautifully told.

"Could not put it down. I just didn't realize the magnitude of what those two boys had to go through. So sad to realize what can really happen in this world." -- Amazon reviewer

Framed in the historical time line from Hitler's rise to power to the end of the Nazi regime thirteen years later was a Jewish family, with two young sons, living in Berlin. With the clouds gathering, they realized they had no means to leave and therefore must ride out the storm. Their hopes faded as stricter restrictions were placed on them and the bullying and hatred of Jews intensified. Suddenly, Kristallnacht erupted and the numbers of killings and deportations surged. The family was repeatedly pushed deeper into the neglected ghettos, and the father was forced into slave labor. The Nazi SS was assigned the task of making Berlin the center of Hitler s growing evil empire Judenfrei (Jewish free). The mother and children had no choice but to flee the terror when it finally arrived at their door; it was already too late for the father. Running into the night, with no other options, the mother made a phone call to a woman who might be either a friend or an enemy. A plan was quickly hatched. "There is no good place to hide; you can only hide amongst your enemy and pray that your secret is not discovered." And what a train ride it was....

180 pages, with a 4-star rating from 37 reviews.

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The Smartest Horse in Texas (The Traherns #2), by Nancy Radke. (Still 0.99?)

In this Civil War love story, a stallion owned by Trey Trehern is has been "borrowed" by his cousin Matthew - who now seeks to return the horse after love brings about a change in his heart.

"This is a charming story of two young people facing challenging times and surviving--together. Mathew Trahern has survived the Civil War and is heading North looking for work and a new life. When his horse Hero (appropriately named) is stolen, Mathew runs into a beautiful young woman who like Mathew has faced hard times. Dawn was captured by Indians and lived away from white people for eight years. When she is "re" captured, she doesn't fit in either culture. Mathew and Dawn are drawn together by their love for horses and their instinctual understanding that they belong together. In a time and place that is filled with hardship these two principled people overcome the challenges and fall in love. All because of the "Smartest Horse in Texas." A short, sweet love story." -- Amazon reviewer

  • The cowboy finds a woman.
  • His stallion finds a filly.
  • Trouble is, the stallion belongs to his cousin, Trey.

103 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 10 reviews.

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The Woman, by David Bishop. (Still 0.99?)

Top of the mystery charts this month! Day-trader Lisa Darby is attacked one night in a west coast small town - where someone is operating an "off the books" intelligence service, a police officer knows more than he should about the newcomers to the town, and professional hit men are turning up dead.

"I especially like a good conspiracy story. When you add murder, attempted murder, chase scenes and imaginative plotting that keeps me guessing I am happy. This one delivers all of that and includes a great road trip." -- Amazon reviewer

There are approximately one-hundred-and-sixty million women living in America. This is a story of just one woman. As the story unfolds Linda gradually learns that some people do deserve to die, but that she is not one of those people.
Linda Darby is a seven-year divorcee, living quietly in a small let-the-world-go-by beach town on the coast of Oregon, who day trades for a living. Her only close friend is a widowed elderly woman who manages a small consulting company, which, as is later discovered, never has visitors, sends and receives its business correspondence only by courier, and is not listed in any phone directory. No one in town knows what kind of consulting the company does, but the rumor is that whatever they do is done for the government.
Linda doesn’t date local men. When her celibacy grows intolerable, she visits nearby towns to frequent the watering holes of successful men. Her motto: No relationships. No second dates. No use of her real name during one-night stands.
Then one evening, Linda goes for a walk and nothing for her is ever the same. She is dragged into an alley by two men, but saved by a third, a stranger who disappears as suddenly as he appeared. The next day she finds out the two men in the alley had been killed, the town’s first murders ever. The following day she learns that hours before she had been dragged into the alley, her close friend was tortured and killed. The next night, she awakens several hours after going to bed to find a man sitting in her bedroom, watching her.
In the days that follow, events stretching all the way to the nation’s capital change who Linda is, what she thinks, and how she will live the rest of her life.

342 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 120 reviews.

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After: The Shock, by Scott Nicholson. (Still 0.99?)

Rachel Wheeler struggles for survival after a devastating solar storm has wreaked havoc to our world... and created a terrifying mutant form of humans. From thriller master Scott Nicholson... and 99 cents for a limited time!

"Scott Nicholson's take on the Zombie craze is entertaining and keeps me turning the pages despite my need for sleep. For one thing, we actually know what caused the Zapheads to come into existence. I came to care for the well-developed main characters very quickly and enjoyed the exploration of how living through something like that might affect their morals and test the foundations of who they thought they were. Great read, and so glad there is more to look forward to!" -- Amazon reviewer

"Nobody thrills like Nicholson does. Nobody." - J.A. Konrath, Origin

"Always surprises and always entertains." - Jonathan Maberry, Patient Zero

The first book in the AFTER post-apocalyptic thriller series from an international bestselling author.


A massive solar storm erases the world's technological infrastructure and kills billions. While the remaining humans are struggling to adapt and survive, they notice that some among them have...changed.

Rachel Wheeler finds herself alone in the city, where violent survivors known as "Zapheads" roam the streets, killing and destroying. Her only hope is to reach the mountains, where her grandfather, a legendary survivalist, established a compound in preparation for Doomsday.

Other survivors are fleeing the city, but Zapheads aren't the only danger. Rogue bands of military soldiers want to impose their own order in the crumbling ruins of civilization. When Rachel discovers a 10-year-old boy, she vows to care for him even at the risk of her own life.

And the Zapheads are evolving, developing communal skills even as they lay waste to the society they will eventually replace.


Scott Nicholson is author of more than 30 books, including The Home, Liquid Fear, Creative Spirit, The Red Church, and Mystery Dance. His website is

Look for the sequel, AFTER: THE ECHO in early 2013!

"Scott Nicholson knows the territory. Follow him at your own risk." - Stewart O'Nan, A Face In The Crowd

"Like Stephen King, he knows how to summon serious scares. My advice? Buy everything he writes." - Bentley Little, The Haunted

258 pages, with a 3.8-star rating from 88 reviews.

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Night Blind, by Michael W. Sherer. (Still 0.99?)

Seattle delivery-man Blake Sanders stops a woman from her suicide attempt... then finds himself framed for murder. Weaving threads through history and across the world, Michael Sherer will keep you on the edge of your seat in this bestselling thriller.

"Night Blind is a study in contrasts- both a complex international thriller and a tightly woven wrongfully accused mystery, with storylines that crackle with intensity before they collide in a shower of sparks. Michael Sherer has crafted an original and compelling character in Blake Sanders. Pay attention. You won't want to miss a word." -- J.T. Ellison, bestselling author of A Deeper Darkness

In the space of a few months, Blake Sanders has lost his job, his only son to suicide, and his marriage. A year later, it's gotten so bad that he can only face the world at night, working menial jobs washing dishes and delivering newspapers, lost in depression and grief.
Blake's world is turned upside down again on a cold November night, when an elderly woman on his newspaper route is brutally stabbed to death and Blake is charged with her murder. Faced with life in prison, his only hope is to find the real killer.
In a desperate attempt to unravel the mystery, Blake learns that his friend had stumbled onto secrets that have been buried beneath Capitol Hill for 150 years. Secrets that are now being disturbed by the construction of the new light rail tunnel. Secrets that will shake the government of Seattle. Secrets that foreign agents will kill for.
On the run from the police and murderers, Blake finds a chance to heal his grief and reclaim his life—if he can stay alive long enough to unearth the truth.

421 pages, with a 3.9-star rating from 102 reviews.

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