It’s time for another weekly roundup of 10 free highly-rated Kindle ebooks to get your Monday off to a good start.
Tomorrow is Amazon’s 2nd annual Prime Day event with tons of sales for Amazon Prime members. So far the early deals have been pretty lame; hopefully they will have some good deals on Kindle ereaders and Fire tablets tomorrow because right now there’s not much action in that department.
Please note that the free Kindle ebooks listed below are free as of July 11th, 2016. Most of these titles are free for a limited time only and will expire in a few days before going back to the regular list price.
A good place to find more free Kindle books is on the free bestsellers list at Amazon.
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10 Free Kindle eBooks
In case you missed it earlier you can get a free audiobook copy of The Three Musketeers for free this month from Audible.
The Scent of Lilacs (The Heart of Hollyhill, Book 1) by Krista Ann H. Gabhart
Literature & Fiction, 4.7 stars, 730 reviews
In the humid summer of 1964, a family’s secrets come to life. On the surface, Hollyhill, Kentucky, seems to be well insulated from the turbulent world beyond its quiet streets. Life-changing events rarely happen here, and when they do, they are few and far between. But for Jocie Brooke and her family, they happen all at once. Jocie’s father, David, is a pillar of the community. But deep inside, he silently struggles with his broken marriage and the challenge of raising a teenage daughter on his own. Then there’s Aunt Love, who’s trying to forget her hurtful past by hiding behind black dresses and a stern façade. Even Wes, the newspaper pressman, avoids any inquiries about the road he’s traveled….
The Girl in Seat 24B by Jennifer Peel
Romance, 4.6 stars, 115 reviews
One red eye flight and ten years of marriage later, Carly Bishop had what she considered a practically perfect life. Her journalist husband and her two adorable children were everything to her. But soon she would find out that her dream life didn’t fall in line with her husband’s expectations. Left alone to sort out the pieces of her crumbling life, Carly finds strength in her children and her growing relationship with her in-laws. Most importantly, she finds her greatest strength as she builds a friendship with herself…
The Domino Game by Greg Wilson
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, 4.8 stars, 27 reviews
When Russian security agent Nikolai Aven starts investigating the affairs of Moscow tycoon, Marat Ivankov, he becomes caught in a deadly web of corruption involving the lethal Russian mafia and their powerful and ruthless allies in the Kremlin. With the lives of his wife and daughter at stake, Nikolai turns to the only person he believes can help, US Embassy attaché, Jack Hartman. But this is Russia. Trust is a commodity that can be bought and sold and nothing is what it seems…
Fantasy, 4.6 stars, 58 reviews
To save Sin City, she must battle Hell. Too bad the odds are against her. Beneath the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas lies another city. A secret city in plain sight, full of warlocks and demons, shapeshifters and golems. A city that feeds off the chance magick that is generated by gamblers and which is ruled by mysterious beings called the Oddsmakers. It is in this strange underbelly of the occult that Anne Moody runs a cursed pawn shop for the desperate, the curious, and the magickally inclined. The job can be tricky, but it keeps her under the radar. None of her customers have any inkling that she is a dragon sorceress with a power that’s been feared throughout history…
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, 4.3 stars, 461 reviews
Jonestown. The Solar Temple. Heaven’s Gate. In the summer of 1990, the Payson Church of Tomorrow joins the ranks of those infamous cult suicides when thirty-four members burn to death on a small island off the coast of Maine. At ten years old, Payson member Erin Solomon watches helplessly as the church and its congregation are reduced to ash and embers. More than twenty years later, Erin is an accomplished investigative journalist when she receives word that she has inherited Payson Isle… and all its ghosts. She returns to Maine to learn the truth behind the tragedy that has haunted her since childhood, aided by the rakish mentor who’s stood by her side since she was a teenager, her trusty mutt Einstein, and a mysterious stranger with his own dark past….
A Shade of Vampire (New & Lengthened 2015 Edition) by Bella Forrest
Fantasy, 4.3 stars, 7740 reviews
On the evening of Sofia Claremont’s seventeenth birthday, she is sucked into a nightmare from which she cannot wake. A quiet evening walk along a beach brings her face to face with a dangerous pale creature that craves much more than her blood. She is kidnapped to The Shade, an enchanted island where the sun is eternally forbidden to shine. An island uncharted by any map and ruled by the most powerful vampire coven on the planet. She wakes here as a slave, a captive in chains. Sofia’s life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn when she is selected out of hundreds of girls to take up residence in the tree-top harem of Derek Novak, the dark royal prince….
Ready to Fall (Wingmen Book 1) by Daisy Prescott
Romantic Comedy, 4.5 stars, 147 reviews
Tall, dark, and handsome is an understatement when it comes to John Day. With rugged good looks, his ever present plaid shirt, and a dog named Babe, John is a modern alpha male lumberjack. After his favorite neighbor rents out her beach cabin for the winter, John finds himself playing fireman and tour guide to Diane Watson, a beautiful brunette with her own messy past and recent battle scars. Will he be ready to fall in love? Or will he go back to his old, flirty ways?
His Stolen Bride (Stolen Brides Series Book 0) by Shelly Thacker
Historical Romance, 4.7 stars, 62 reviews
She’s kidnapped on the morning of her royal wedding–by her groom’s most dangerous enemy. Treachery leads battle-hardened Highland lord Darach of Glenshiel to abduct an innocent: wealthy Lady Laurien d’Amboise, betrothed to the knave who betrayed Darach and his men. Stealing the delicate beauty from the steps of Chartres Cathedral on her wedding day, he vows to keep her safe–and untouched–for she is a hostage to be bartered for the freedom of his beloved Scotland….
A Night at the Animal Shelter by Mark J. Asher
Children’s eBooks, 4.7 stars, 59 reviews
The Blithedale Animal Shelter has just ended its annual holiday sale for dogs, and miraculously all but a few have been adopted. An unexpected, welcome surprise for the shelter staff, and great news for the lucky pups who found homes. But for the dogs that remain—a high-strung Lab puppy, a three-legged Chihuahua, a Golden Retriever, a hard-luck Pit Bull Terrier; and a smart, old dog—it will be a lonely and cold Christmas Eve. Their favorite employee, Ginny Collins, is cozying up their cages and giving them some love before the shelter closes for the holiday. The sun is setting, but a night to remember is about to begin.
The Knowing: Book One by Ninie Hammon
Horror, 4.8 stars, 291 reviews
It starts with a school shooting.
It ends with the return of an evil as ancient as the skeleton of the universe. In the middle, normal garden-variety people must figure out how to live their everyday lives—how to survive!—after they discover that all those childhood horror stories … well, most of them are true. When the hot call comes over the radio: “Code Red! Active shooter at Carlisle Elementary School,” Police Sergeant Jack Carpenter has one job and only one job. Find the gunman; take him out. He rushes into the school, fully armed and focused on cold, hard reality. But what happens to him in the next few hours shatters the world as he has always known it….