Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Free and bargain Kindle books! (Tuesday Apr 9)

Here is today's selection of bargain Kindle books!

Here's a Kindle book available for free today!

Married By Midnight (Pembroke Palace Series, Book Four), by Julianne MacLean. (Still free?)

This highly-rated historical romance from bestselling author Julianne MacLean is free today.

"Julianne MacLean’s writing is smart, thrilling, and sizzles with sensuality."—Elizabeth Hoyt

"You can always count on Julianne MacLean to deliver ravishing romance that will keep you turning pages until the wee hours of the morning."—Teresa Medeiros

"She is just an all-around, wonderful writer and I look forward to reading everything she writes."—Romance Junkies

From USA Today bestselling author Julianne MacLean comes a passionate and emotional tale of a most unexpected love…

MARRIED BY MIDNIGHT: A Pembroke Palace Novel of approximately 220 print pages

AN UNATTAINABLE ROGUE…
For seven years, Lord Garrett Sinclair-- the ruggedly handsome illegitimate son of the Duke of Pembroke--has been traveling abroad with no intention of ever returning home to Pembroke Palace… until his father commands that he must marry by Christmas in order to thwart a family curse or lose his inheritance forever. Haunted by a tragic accident that has hardened his soul, Garrett entrusts his brothers to seek out a bride who will agree to a marriage in name only. Her reward? A sizable share of his inheritance--payable immediately after the wedding night….
 

A BEAUTIFUL TEMPTRESS…
Lady Anne Douglas has been ruined by scandal and disowned by her father. Facing a life of poverty and spinsterhood, she leaps at the generous terms of the marriage contract to ensure her independence. But the charade of a two-week engagement proves more of a challenge than either anticipated when they cannot resist the intoxicating lure of the marriage bed. Anne knows they will part ways after the wedding. Will she dare risk her heart for two weeks of pleasure in the arms of an irresistible rogue? Or will her surrender become her undoing after a most unexpected turn of events mere hours before the wedding?


Full length novels in the Pembroke Palace Series:
Book One - IN MY WILDEST FANTASIES
Book Two - THE MISTRESS DIARIES
Book Three - WHEN A STRANGER LOVES ME
Book Four - MARRIED BY MIDNIGHT
Book Five - A KISS BEFORE THE WEDDING (Short Story)
Book Six - SEDUCED AT SUNSET

180 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 49 reviews.

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Dead Wood, by Dani Amore. (Still 0.99?)

Jess Barre is young, beautiful, a talented maker of guitars... and dead. Michigan PI John Rockne, a disgraced ex-cop, is hired to track down her killer - but the woman's death has mysterious secrets that soon puts John in jeopardy. This highly-praised mystery is a steal at 99 cents.

"Dani Amore is a sensation among Kindle owners who love fast-paced thrillers." --Mystery Tribune

"Dani Amore's writing reminds me of the great thriller writers -- lean, mean, no nonsense prose that gets straight to the point and keeps you turning those pages."--author Robert Gregory Browne

By author Dani Amore, WINNER OF THE 2011 INDEPENDENT BOOK AWARD FOR CRIME FICTION

In the exclusive enclave of Grosse Pointe, Michigan, a woman who builds custom guitars is murdered. A disgraced ex-cop turned private investigator is hired by the dead woman's father and immediately becomes the target of a violent ex-convict. An enigmatic music star performs damage control on her links to the dead woman. And a professional killer who idolizes Keith Richards is brought into town by a mysterious employer.

Dead Wood is what great mysteries are all about: love, hate, faith and vengeance, all wrapped up in an explosive story that simply refuses to let up.

"As gritty as the Detroit streets where it's set, DEAD WOOD grabs you early on and doesn't let go. As fine a a debut as you'll come across this year, maybe any year." --author Tom Schreck

204 pages, with a 4-star rating from 100 reviews.

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Saving Mars (Saving Mars Series-1), by Cidney Swanson. (Still 0.99?)

$4 off for a limited time! Teen Jessamyn is a spaceflight progidy, and the tenuous human colony on Mars relies on her to raid Earth to replenish their food supply. But government politics and interplanetary rivalries put her - along with her family and closest friends - in deadly peril.

"A sci-fi novel that soars along with a teenage heroine whose imperfections help make her believable and endearing." --Kirkus Indie, starred review

"SAVING MARS took me back to my own Golden Age of Science Fiction. A delightful coming-of-age story set in a richly developed future that tells a very human story in the midst of technical marvels, political intrigue, and a ticking clock. I can't recommend this story highly enough." --Nathan Lowell, creator of the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper

Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012, Teen
Limited Time sale: regular 4.99, now only .99

  • Save her brother or save her planet? When the food supply of Mars' human settlement is decimated, seventeen-year-old Jessamyn Jaarda, the best pilot Mars Colonial has ever seen, flies to Earth to raid for food. Earth-Mars relations couldn't be worse, and her brother is captured during the raid. Breaking rules of secrecy and no contact, Jess finds an ally in Pavel, nephew to a government official, but their friendship only makes more agonizing the choice before her: save her brother or save Mars? (379pp.)
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384 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 65 reviews.

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Megan's Way (Family Drama, Women's Fiction), by Melissa Foster. (Still 1.99?)

Single mother Megan is dying of cancer, and seeks to make arrangements for her daughter to be adopted by two close friends. But longheld secrets begin to emerge in this heart-rendering tale of love, friendship, and joy. An award-winning novel from bestselling author Melissa Foster, whose beautiful, tender writing is compared to that of Jodi Picoult.

"What a great book, with everyone holding secrets of their own. Holly hiding a deep secret from both Megan and Jack. Jack and Megan with their secret from Holly. Megan with her own secret from everyone including her daughter until it was too late. Even Olivia has her own secret. I love how they each tried to honor Megan in their own way. Definitely a book I would recommend to anyone looking for a great in depth book of mother and daughter and close friends." -- Amazon reviewer

."[Foster] drew me into this amazing tale easily, with masterful yet not overly complex language that flows beautifully into a story one will remember always...Though clearly creatures of fiction, the characters in Megan's Way are wonderfully three-dimensional, brought vividly to life by Foster's careful details, from their unique back stories to the idiosyncrasies that make each person believable and real. To put it succinctly, Foster knows her stuff. Whether conveying Megan's soulful struggle over continuing her treatment, or delving into the fears of a teenager forced to deal with situations beyond her tender years, Foster does so skillfully and poignantly." --Barnestable Patriot.  

What would you give up for the people you love?

When Megan Taylor, a single mother and artist, receives the shocking news that her cancer has returned, she'll be faced with the most difficult decision she's ever had to make. She'll endure an emotional journey, questioning her own moral and ethical values, and the decisions she'd made long ago. The love she has for her daughter, Olivia, and her closest friends, will be stretched and frayed.

Meanwhile, fourteen-year-old Olivia's world is falling apart right before her eyes, and there's nothing she can do about it. She finds herself acting in ways she cannot even begin to understand. When her internal struggles turn to dangerous behavior, her life will hang in the balance.

Megan's closest friends are caught in a tangled web of deceit. Each must figure out how, and if, they can expose their secrets, or forever be haunted by their pasts.

**Looking for Melissa Foster's other bestsellers'**
 

CHASING AMANDA 
Amazon Bestselling Kindle, Mystery & Thriller. 
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Amazon Bestselling Kindle, Literary Fiction

304 pages, with a 3.9-star rating from 241 reviews.

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Buddha Beach: Sedona, Arizona (The Southwest Gallery Series), by Deborah Carney. (Still 3.99?)

Insightful quotes from Buddha are paired with artistic photographs in this meditative book.

"This is a great little book for anytime, but especially those times you need to take a breath, calm down, and find a little peace. Well-chosen quotes and quirky little stone photos - read a quote and sink into a little abstract rock sculpture, take a breath, and do it again until you feel grounded." -- Amazon reviewer


Buddha Beach: Sedona Arizona  

A Hidden Gem In The Southwest  

Rock cairns populate the area known as Buddha Beach at the Cathedral Rock Vortex along Oak Creek in Sedona. There are literally hundreds of tiny hand crafted rock piles, made from rocks and stones along the shore. Buddha Beach is part of Oak Creek where the creek widens and in warm weather people go wading and swimming. People also cross the creek to get to the trails on the other side.

Full Color Photographs  

Photographers Deborah Carney, Liz Fogg and Alec Ababon capture the rock "buddhas" that caught their eye in a blend of beautiful imagery. Each photo has its own message; take the time to find it.

Quotes from Buddha  

As I (Deborah Carney) was photographing the tiny (and not so tiny) rock structures I knew they had to be paired with quotes and sayings from Buddha. I hope you will enjoy this journey through Buddha Beach paired with some insightful quotations. Buddha quotes need to be read slowly for the meaning to come to you. Many are open to interpretation, which means you will read the meaning you need to see and hear.

Find Your Buddha  

Flip through the images in this book to find the Buddha that is yours. There will be one, or more, that will catch your eye and invite you to meditate on its beauty.

80 pages, with a 4.9-star rating from 10 reviews.

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Secrets of the Red Box, by Vickie Hall. (Still 2.99?)

Psychological suspense, with mystery and romance, await in this highly-rated book set in the World War II-era midwest.

"I loved how this book was set in the 1940's during WWII. The historical feel of the book was realistic and the writing was crisp. Main character Bonnie is closed, and hard to like at first. Soon into the book you find out why she stays guarded and unattached from others. She had a cruel beginning in life with a father that abused her and her mother. The mystery begins as we meet Bonnie, and you soon want to know all of secrets that she is harboring. Romance finally comes to her when she meets Glen. As she tries to move forward in life her lies soon catch up with her. Bonnie's happily ever after could be ruined by what secrets are hidden in the red box. The ending is so surprising that you might not see it coming. This compelling read will keep you captive until Bonnie's secrets are revealed." -- Amazon reviewer

Bonnie has secrets to keep - secrets with the potential to destroy lives, including her own. Running from her destructive and pain filled past, she recreates herself, believing she has escaped the damning evidence hidden in the red box. When her former life is revealed by a cruel twist of fate, Bonnie faces losing everything, including Glen, the only man she’s ever loved. But is Bonnie the woman he thinks she is? A psychological suspense set against the backdrop of the 1940s, Secrets of the Red Box is sure to keep you guessing to the very end!

393 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 20 reviews.

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Without You, by E L Black. (Still 0.99?)

This thrilling mystery is topping the Amazon mystery charts. Available today for 99 cents!

"This is a story of a lonely, young, pregnant female orphan unintentionally involved in a mob related gang of "kidney snatchers". Marked to be murdered, she records conversations that Mark those responsible and proceeds to plan her escape. A real thriller." -- Amazon reviewer

At the age of thirty-eight, Emily Larson’s life is jolted, and everything she has counted on changes. As she struggles to find a new way, Emily gets involved with a devious, underhanded man and his brother. Will she find out too late what they are up to? Take an extraordinary wild ride with Emily through love, deception and renewal as she learns that with every thorn there is a rose ready to bud.

184 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 42 reviews.

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