Friday, January 23, 2015

Free and bargain Kindle books! (Friday Jan 23)

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The Geneva Connection, by Martin Bodenham. (Still free?)

"Good thriller with a twist! The author does a good job of getting you inside the head of his characters, and I guarantee many of you will have some daydreaming moments of "what if" with respect to suddenly being in charge of billions of untraceable dollars. Without having a spoiler, I will tell you the author does a heck of a job having you think you will know how the ending will turn out - then he takes a hard right turn that I didn't see coming." -- Amazon reviewer

Brilliant investor John Kent is living his dream. The success of his private equity firm has propelled him into the ranks of the world's super-rich, allowing him to give his family the security and advantages he didn’t have in his own childhood.

But John's dream is shattered with the discovery that his largest investor is bankrolled by the most vicious drug cartel in Mexico. Then one of his partners is murdered to guarantee his silence, and John realizes he cannot cooperate with the authorities.

When the ambitious head of the DEA threatens John with incarceration, his nightmare is complete. If he resists the DEA, what will happen to his family while he's imprisoned? But the alternative is worse. For if John chooses to betray the cartel, he and his family will pay the ultimate price.

276 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 23 reviews.





I'm here to help, by S F Chapman. (Still 2.99?)

"S. F. Chapman helps us see the beauty of a mother's love. A mother who raises a child and the love of a mother who can't. The novella is a backward reflection after Renita discovers some wonky inconsistencies surrounding her birth .. Her mother shows her a backwards sort of inventory using pictures of how Renita came to be her daughter. I love how the mother is reflective and open to have this journey of truth with her daughter, she is also very candid and owns her own shortcomings as a parent and sometimes as a decision maker. This is a really important topic and I think that Chapman handles it like a pro. When I got to the author bio, I was actually surprised to discover that the author is male. Well done!" -- Amazon reviewer

It had all seemed so right at the time, Sharon realized with a shudder.

Long ago she had made a collection of tiny and innocent decisions that had precipitated a most profound and unpredictable outcome.

Minutes ago her seventeen-year-old daughter, Renita had stumbled upon the subtle inconsistencies of her birth while completing some college applications. Now she waited reproachfully for Sharon to explain the discrepancies.

It was clearly the time, Sharon brooded uneasily, when she would have to finally disclose to her daughter both the laudable good deeds and the lamentable oversights that had led them to the current situation.

S F Chapman has cleverly crafted I’m here to help as a social commentary in the form of an often poignant literary novella.

289 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 23 reviews.





Gettysburg, 1913: The Complete Novel of the Great Reunion, by Alan Simon. (Still 3.99?)

"A time to remember! I think this three book series is one of the most emotional I have had the pleasure of reading. These veterans gathered together for the reunion have told of their experiences so that we can visualize what the Battle of Gettysburg was really like for them. Being from Pennsylvania, and having made the trip to Gettysburg many times, I have walked over the very ground they speak of, and have tried to picture it through their eyes. The veterans may be physically gone from there, but I feel their spirits are still lingering over that beautiful place. This author is to be commended for his research, and sharing these wonderful stories with us. Great job Mr. Simon." -- Amazon reviewer

The 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War is rapidly approaching. What became of so many of those veterans - Union and Confederate alike - fifty years after the end of that terrible war?

GETTYSBURG, 1913: THE COMPLETE NOVEL OF THE GREAT REUNION
(originally published as a 3-part serialized novel; now available in one complete volume)

July 1-3, 1863: The famed Battle of Gettysburg turns the tide of the Civil War, but not before approximately 50,000 soldiers from both sides become casualties during those three terrible days of carnage.

June 29-July 4, 1913: To commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Battle of Gettysburg, more than 50,000 Civil War Veterans ranging in age from 61 to more than 100 years old converge on the scene of that titanic battle half a century earlier in an occasion of healing that was known as The Great Reunion.

Abraham Lincoln had incorrectly surmised in his famed Gettysburg Address that "the world will little note nor long remember what we say here" four months after the battle itself, but those very words could well be said about The Great Reunion that occurred half a century later. Though at the time the 1913 gathering was a widely anticipated, momentous commemoration with 50,000 spectators joining the 50,000 veterans, the grandest of all gatherings of Civil War veterans has been all but forgotten in the nearly 100 years since that occasion.

Until now.

GETTYSBURG, 1913: THE COMPLETE NOVEL OF THE GREAT REUNION
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Travel back in time to spend the Great Reunion in the company of these unforgettable characters (and others) in this meticulously researched tale:

Doctor Samuel Chambers, a young unmarried Philadelphia physician thrust into great responsibility as Pennsylvania's chief planner of medical and aid facilities for more than 50,000 Civil War veterans, averaging 70 years of age...all of whom will be spending the duration of The Great Reunion encamped in outdoor tents under temperatures expected to approach or even exceed 100 degrees.

Louisa May Sterling, a Gettysburg nurse and the young widow of a West Point-educated Army officer whose untimely death from typhoid left her alone with only her son Randall for companionship...but for whom The Great Reunion opens up an unexpected second chance at happiness when she meets Samuel Chambers.

Angus Findlay, now just past his 85th birthday but during the Battle of Gettysburg a dashing cavalry officer serving with the Army of Northern Virginia directly under the legendary J.E.B. Stuart...and who became a leading figure in Virginia politics during Reconstruction.

Chester Morrison, a classic Gilded Age Titan of Industry (and recent widower) from Philadelphia who decades earlier had been a green private facing battle for the first time at Gettysburg.

Edgar and Johnny Sullivan, brothers from Illinois who had been members of the Union Cavalry Division that arrived at Gettysburg the day before the battle began. Years later, the Sullivans became allies of the Earp brothers in Tombstone and were first-hand witnesses to the evolution of Arizona from Old West to the early 20th century.

Ned Tomlinson, a Confederate veteran from Norfolk, Virginia who lost his left leg during the ill-fated assault known ever since as Pickett's Charge before being taken prisoner by the Yankees.

John K. Tener, the real-life Governor of Pennsylvania - born in County Tyrone, Ireland, only weeks after the Battle of Gettysburg - who was a former Major League baseball player and under whose leadership The Great Reunion was planned and held.

322 pages, with a 5.0-star rating from 2 reviews.





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One to Hold, by Tia Louise. (Still free?)

"Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant." -- Magan Vernon, author of The Only One

"Beautiful, meaningful and extremely sexy. Tia Louise created an amazing story that hooked me and kept me guessing." -- Patricia, Smokin' Hot Book Blog


* Amazon Top 50 Bestseller * #1 Bestseller in Military Romance. *
Derek Alexander is a retired Marine, ex-cop, and the top investigator in his field. Melissa Jones is a small-town girl trying to escape her troubled past.
When the two intersect in a bar in Arizona, their sexual chemistry is off the charts. But what is revealed during their "one week stand" only complicates matters.
Because she'll do everything in her power to get away from the past, but he'll do everything he can to hold her.
THIS IS A STAND-ALONE, ONE TO HOLD NOVEL. Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and elements of romance, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18. (M/F)

206 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 303 reviews.





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