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10 Free Kindle eBooks
Grand & Humble by Brent Hartinger
Mysteries & Detectives, 4.5 stars, 33 reviews
Two Teenage Boys, Both at a Crossroads… Harlan and Manny are both seventeen years old, but they couldn’t be more different. Harlan is an athlete with a beautiful girlfriend, the son of a powerful U.S. Senator, and possibly the most popular kid in his high school. Meanwhile, Manny is a quirky theater geek, the son of a struggling single father, and one of the school’s least popular kids. And yet, Harlan and Manny both share the same sense of foreboding, a feeling that something is not right in each of their lives. They have something else in common as well, even if they don’t know it. Fourteen years ago, when they were both three years old, a tragedy occurred — an accident that would link the two boys together forever, even as it ultimately drove them apart. It’s an event that both of them barely remember, but it still haunts them in the form of Harlan’s premonitions and Manny’s nightmares. Somehow both boys know that nothing will ever be right until they can each unravel the secret of the terrifying instant that lies at the center of both their lives.
The Abyss by Lara Blunte
Historical Romance, 4.9 stars, 27 reviews
It is 1803,the regency of Prince John of Portugal, a man who never wanted to reign. Clara Moreira Tavares must marry well; her mother tells her that is why she was born beautiful. But Clara has already chosen the handsome Gabriel Almada de Castro, though he is only the second son of the Marquis of Vargas.
When the Marquis disinherits proud Gabriel for loving Clara, she must refuse his proposal, convinced that they will not be able to make their way in the world. Gabriel disappears without a word.
Four years later Napoleon is about to invade Portugal, and the regent decides to flee with his court to the biggest of his colonies, Brazil….
No More Wasted Time (The Mathews Family Book 1) by Beverly Preston
Romance, 4.4 stars, 553 reviews
Tom Clemmins is an A-list actor whose life revolves around work and an onslaught of women. Traveling to Bora Bora, Tom has a few ideas of how he’ll enjoy his vacation, but love isn’t one of them. Tess Mathews is a grieving widow who escapes to Bora Bora to lay her husband ashes to rest. What she doesn’t expect is a new beginning. When one shared boat ride turns into a week full of romance and desire, Tess is torn between tremendous guilt and undeniable lust. Utterly smitten with a woman for the first time in his life, Tom casts his commitment phobia aside and whisks Tess off to Malibu….
Murder & The Monkey Band: High Desert Cozy Mystery Series by Dianne Harman
Mystery, 4.4 stars, 73 reviews
Marty Morgan is a recently divorced antique and art appraiser who moves from the Midwest to live with her sister in High Desert, California, just outside of Palm Springs. Since their early childhood days, her sister has always possessed unexplained psychic abilities that often enable her to predict future events. An antique appraisal in the home of a recently murdered woman puts Marty at the center of a search for the killer. Who did it? The woman’s son? The well-known collector of antique Meissen china? A professional art and antique thief? The owner of Mai Tai Mama’s Restaurant? And just what part did the collection of Meissen Monkey Band figurines play in the murder? Detective Jeff Combs is just as determined to develop a relationship with Marty and her dog Duke as he is to solve the crime. Will the psychic abilities of Marty’s sister help her find the killer?
White Raven (The Raven Series Book 1) by J.L. Weil
Fantasy, 4.5 stars, 125 reviews
It only took one heartbeat to change my life–one chilling phone call in the middle of the night. And then, as if my life didn’t already suck, my dad sends my brother and me to some idyllic island for the summer to live with a grandma we never met. WTH. Naturally, I rebel. In the end, I find myself shipped off to Raven Hallow…and bored to tears. Until I get an eyeful of the mind-bendingly gorgeous Zane Hunter. The dark-hair cutie makes my pulse go bonkers, and I think, maybe this might not be so bad after all. Six feet of swoon inducing looks, with a hint of Celtic charm in his voice, he was the type of guy that left a string of broken hearts in his wake. And I had all the heartbreak I could handle….
Game Player by BJ Harvey
Romantic Comedy, 4.5 stars, 82 reviews
From the USA Today bestselling author of Bliss comes a new standalone spin off romantic comedy series featuring your favorite Bliss series characters who are yet to meet their match. Matt Taylor’s motto: “I’m the king of the cut ‘n’ run. I wine them, dine them, then slide inside them, making sure I get up, get dressed and get out before they can even utter the words “second date”.” Mia Roberts’ motto: “I’m queen of the chase. I meet them, greet them, date them and leave them. A social butterfly, I’m happily single and happy to stay that way.” The players have been found. The challenge has been set. Whatever happens, they’ll soon find out that playing the game can get you played in the best possible way.
Ella: an Everland Ever After Tale by Caroline Lee
Fairy Tales, 4.6 stars, 41 reviews
Forget glass slippers… this time she’s wearing cowboy boots! Ella has grown used to the casual cruelty of her stepsisters, the complete control her wicked stepfather exerts, and the exasperating way the birds and the mice keep bothering her while she’s trying to do her (extensive) daily chores. But with the big July Fourth celebration coming up in Everland, she’s determined to make her sisters the prettiest dresses possible so that they’ll finally get married and move out of her life. But she doesn’t count on a chance meeting with a handsome shopkeeper… Having lost a leg at Gettysburg, Ian Crowne knows that he’s no princely catch. He’s got his store and his dogs, so he’s satisfied…until the day when an enigmatic stranger captures his imagination and his heart. Now they’re both dreaming of each other and wishing on stars, and the celebration is only days away…
Mystery & Suspense, 4.7 stars, 144 reviews
When Holly Anna Paladin is given a year to live, she embraces her final days doing what she loves most—random acts of kindness. But one of her extreme good deeds goes horribly wrong, implicating Holly in a string of murders. Holly is suddenly in a different kind of fight for her life. Only two other people know Holly was at the site of the murder, and one of them is the killer. Making matters stickier is the fact that the detective assigned to the case is her old high school crush and present day nemesis. The clock is ticking as Holly is forced to play a dangerous game. Will Holly find the killer before he ruins what’s left of her life? Or will she spend her final days alone and behind bars?
Skin and Blond (Blond Noir Book 1) by V. J. Chambers
Thriller, 4.2 stars, 40 reviews
Ever since blond detective Ivy Stern got herself kicked off the police force for “sexual conduct unbecoming an officer,” she’s been slumming it as a private investigator. But she’s handling the fact her life is in shambles just fine, thank you very much. She manages to get up to open her office by the crack of noon every day, no matter how hungover she is or whose bed she woke up in. When Miles Pike, head of homicide and her it’s-complicated-ex-boyfriend, refers a distraught man to her, Ivy’s ready to get cracking. Her new client is frustrated that the police are treating what he thinks is clearly his sister’s murder as a run-of-the-mill missing persons case.
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, 4.5 stars, 38 reviews
Thomas Caine is a dangerous man. A former CIA assassin, he was burned, betrayed, and left for dead. Now, he struggles to stay off the grid, and hides from his dark past in the seedy underworld of Pattaya, Thailand. But when human traffickers detonate a bomb in a crowed Thai market, it sets off a chain reaction that drags Caine out of the shadows. This new syndicate has taken the one person Caine has sworn to protect, and the vengeful former assassin will wage a bloody one-man war to get her back. Soon, he finds himself taking on the Russian mafia, and an insane criminal warlord who believes he is the devil himself. Can Caine use his deadly skills to defeat these new enemies, and help an honest cop save a group of kidnapped girls before the clock runs out?