Free Book: Heart of the Hurricane by Mary Woodworth

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[Historical., Contemporary, Romance, LGBT] Past and Present collide when Niki retreats to a cottage in Nova Scotia that she inherited from her grandmother Eliza and great aunt Johanna. After a recent divorce, with her teenage daughter Melissa in tow, Niki struggles with decisions of what to do next and whether or not an entire career change is in order. At the cottage, she discovers her grandmother’s diary and is whisked back into the past, into Eliza and Johanna’s world during the Great August Gales of Nova Scotia, casting a light on her own life she never saw coming.

Music graciously provided by Roger Palmer

About the Author
Nature girl and avid traveler, May weaves her love of the outdoors in all of her tales. May began exploring the US and the Canadian Maritime at the age of 16, leaving her Boston roots to travel cross country and camp throughout Nova Scotia, the northwest woods of Oregon, the southern beaches of California, and everything in between. While pursuing a career in human services and raising a family, she also volunteered for countless organizations pertaining to ecology and wildlife conservation. “After a very busy and fulfilling life I have now carved out time to explore my new found passion: writing. I hope my writing brings readers a diversion from everyday life because that’s what it does for me. When I write I slip into another world. Time has no meaning. Dimensions blur. Combine. In that other world there is the greatest reward. Greater than happiness. Peace.”

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Free Book: Five Nights in Vegas by Elizabeth Stokes

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It’s about meeting, getting married, and falling in love… in that order.

Lexie Frost is a young cocktail waitress working in a Las Vegas casino. Nate Zimmerman is a marketing executive from back east. When Nate flies to Vegas for a business trip ahead of his team, he literally runs into Lexie, who spills a tray of drinks on him. Later, after a friendly game of quarters gets out of hand, they wake up the next morning to discover they got married at an all-night wedding chapel. During their whirlwind attempt to undo their mistake, Lexie and Nate discover that they might be made for each other after all.

In the tradition of the cinematic romantic comedy, Five Nights in Vegas is a fast-paced and humorous contemporary romance of two people finding each other under extraordinary circumstances.

About the Author
Elizabeth Stokes is an independent writer from Mansfield, Ohio. She has a great love for romantic comedy movies and contemporary romance fiction. She has been writing most of her life, but only recently been published. Elizabeth makes a happy home with her faithful dog, Sandi.

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Free Book: Present in Love by Atri Cruizer

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Present in Love presents a story of two lovers and the presents they shared. The man whom the world has forgotten still has rock-strong belief in his Love. He believes that his Love is still Present in this world and he is set to look for his Queen. As the search comes to an end, sacrifices must be made and tears must be shed. But, Love is a nice Present which will never make anyone sad, he believes, the end must be a happy one.
But how long will it last- the perfect Love? Find out in the fairy tale of Love, Present in Love.

About the Author
Atri Cruizer is a young writer who loves to employ his imaginative skills as the ink of his writings. Currently residing with his family in West Bengal, India, Atri tries to portray the power of True Eternal Love through his works, which he believes to be the strongest force on Earth. Also being a believer in things yet unexplained by science, Atri’s works generally use supernatural backdrops to reach the ultimate objective. Currently he is busy penning down his first book The Horror Nights and also in his school studies.

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Free Book: Destiny Bay Romances, Sweet Editions~Boxset, 1-3 by Helen Conrad

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Jennifer runs to hide from ugly truths, but Reid discovers her secrets and brings her home to face them.

Janet throws away her good girl image in order to steal her cat back, but she loses her heart to a conman in the process.

Grant lives for speed, but Carrie knows she has to slow him down. She’s endangering her own heart while she fixes his.

Based on the stories of the lives and loves of the wealthy, powerful Carrington family that are found in Destiny Bay Romances- Forever Yours, consider these the PG versions of those same stories.

About the Author
Helen Conrad is an award-winning, best-selling author (over 15 million books sold) of heart-felt–and often humorous–contemporary romances, most of which are spiced with a little heat.  She’s published more than 99 romances under various pseudonyms with Harlequin, Silhouette, Mills and Boon, Loveswept, and others and is currently revamping the best of her backlist, creating the Destiny Bay Romances Series about a rich, influential family living along the Central California Coast, Arizona and the Hawaiian Islands.  The Carringtons are good-looking, fast-driving, hard-hitting men and women whose impulses lead them into trouble–and inevitably, into love–every time.

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Free Book: The Wish by Judy Goodwin

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Short story pack:

Jodi is in love. The problem is that she’s in love with her best friend, Tanya. And her best friend is in love with Roger. They’re getting married. As her friend prepares for a big wedding combining her Japanese and American traditions, Jodi finds herself praying to a long lost Japanese goddess for help.

When the goddess answers, Jodi is faced with a terrible choice. She can either have passion and heartache, or she can have friendship and loneliness.

Wishes always come with strings attached.

Bonus short story: Reflections of Chi

Geneva Lin runs a respectable interior decorating business. Her orderly world turns to chaos when a woman barges in, insisting that her house is rearranging itself. She hopes a little Feng Shui will solve the problem.

The question is, what do you do with a house that seems to want to kill you?

About the Author
Judy Goodwin developed a passion for writing at a young age, creating picture books when she was six. She continued this passion throughout her schooling, earning her BA degree in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona. By day she works as a technical writer in the healthcare field. She has out two books and several short stories, and lives in Gilbert, Arizona with her partner, teenaged daughter, three dogs, and four black cats.

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Free Book: Happy Now? by S M Mala

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Flora fancies Ed, the best looking boy at school.

Ed fancies Flora, a girl he’s got the hots for.

She’s sixteen and he’s fifteen but social circles mean that their paths rarely cross. And when they do, it’s always brief.

One day, they cross in a big way, and they fall in love.

But something unexpected happens and the young lovers never get together.

Twenty five years later, older and wiser, their paths cross again. Too many things have changed and they’ve both been hit by loss and tragedy, one way or another.

A funny, uplifting, romantic tale about young love and whether time can rekindle teenage memories for two forty somethings who have been battered and bruised by time.

About the Author
Here’s the bottom line… I love to laugh, I love to drink and I love to eat.

I also love writing.

As a child I had stories going through my head. It took me a long time to realise I should write them down, therefore clearing my mind. Little did I know another one would pop up!

I wanted to be painter since I was a child. I was told, while being assessed at the end of my art foundation, I should go into drama or be a stand-up comedian. I’m short, so even if I did ‘stand up’ it’d be hard to see me and I realise that was their way of telling me I was rubbish at art.

I’ve worked in various jobs and I have been extremely lucky to do what I wanted to do… though I have a habit of changing my mind every so often.

If you want something, go for it. The only thing holding you back is you. You only have one life so don’t say ‘if only’ say ‘well at least I tried’.

Writing, like anything creative, is an exposure. Not everyone likes what you write, what you say or what you think… but some people do. That’s my focus. On the people who like what you write… what I write.
The stories are written in British English… and translates perfectly for all!

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Free Book: The Eagle’s Secret by Erez Aharoni

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Ido Barnea, a non-typical Israeli combat pilot, is flying a routine night flight over the Negev desert when suddenly his reliable Skyhawk jet fighter starts to vibrate uncontrollably and finally crashes, forcing Ido to eject at the last possible second. At that exact moment, in the heart of Brussels, a young girl is kidnapped. What is the connection between those two incidents? Who is behind them?
Accused of betrayal, Ido is forced into a fast-paced dizzying chase in order to clear his name. Naama Sharon, a beautiful Mossad agent is sent after him, and the two encounter powerful arms dealers, cynical terrorists and corrupted army officers. In their struggle, they discover that the two mysterious incidents hide a deplorable crime.

About the Author
Mr. Erez Aharoni grew up in Ramat Gan, Israel. As a child, he led in the boy scouts and played sports. He was drafted to the Israel Air Force, and completed his fighter pilot training course in 1978.
Later on, he served as a pilot in the Hercules squadron, and participated in various flights and missions, including the immigration of the Jews of Ethiopia.

After his discharge, he studied Law, finishing his degree at Tel Aviv University.

Mr. Erez Aharoni is one of Israel’s foremost commercial lawyers and one of the founders and managing partner of the international law firm of Zysman, Aharoni, Gayer & Co. Mr. Aharoni is also a partner and an owner of the U.S. law firm ZAG/S&W and of the chinese law firm ZAG/JunZeJun.

Mr. Aharoni has gained prominence in the fields of commercial law, litigation, and real estate. Mr. Aharoni specializes in handling the various legal aspects of complex commercial transactions, and has extensive experience in large-scale real estate transactions on a domestic and international basis. He is also an expert on legal and commercial aspects of media and communications law in Israel, and has significant experience in a wide variety of legal issues involving civil and commercial litigation, as well as in legal action in the various judicial instances. Mr. Aharoni has served as liquidator and trustee of large corporations, on behalf of institutional investors, as well as an appointed officer of the court for these purposes.

His love of writing and fiction began at a young age. In 2004, his story ‘Cackling (The Sounds of the Duck)’ won first prize in the Uriel Ofek Short Fiction competition. In 2006, his first book, ‘Half a Moustache’, was published by Maariv, and three years later, his novel ‘The Eagle’s Secret’ was published by Kinneret Zmora-Bitan.

In 2011, his newest book, ‘Wildfire’, edited by Amnon Jackont, was published by Kinneret Zmora-Bitan.

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Free Book: Ann Marie’s Asylum (Master and Apprentice Book 1) by Christopher Rankin

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Ann Marie has just earned her Ph.D. in chemistry at age sixteen when she receives a mysterious and lucrative job offer. The new position at the infamous Asylum Corporation takes the young chemist and her alcoholic mother from their working-class Philadelphia neighborhood to coastal California. She grows fascinated with her new boss, famed scientist, Dade Harkenrider, a handsome and reclusive asexual labelled Dr. Death by internet conspiracy theorists and rumored to be involved in witchcraft and murder. A young pioneer in drone warfare and mind-control drugs, Harkenrider conducts secret experiments that defy the boundaries of space and consciousness in an advanced laboratory in the hills perched over Los Angeles. As Ann Marie grows closer to her new mentor, a sinister plot by a secretive coven is unfolding in the city. This monstrous force is stealing pets and children in an effort to breathe life into an ancient and terrifying evil.

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Christopher Rankin grew up with a love of science, animals and horror movies. Ann Marie’s Asylum is his second novel after Creating Monsters. He studied engineering at Rutgers University and received a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, researching the nanoscale electrical properties of soft condensed matter. He currently lives in Orange County, California with his wife, Jennifer, and a small pride of cats.

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Free Book: Just Beneath the Surface by RH Ramsey

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“His fingertips began apologizing, grazing over my cheeks. He closed his eyes and stepped toward me until our bodies touched. He kept walking toward me until we were both against the wall. He then buried his face in my blouse as he began to weep. ‘I’m so sorry,’ he whimpered. ‘Do you understand me? I’m so, so sorry.’ He held my face in his hands. My heart pounded. My chest hurt. How could I go? But how could I possibly stay?”

When Kendall Berkely takes a look in the mirror, she not only desperately wants to run away from the stranger staring back at her, she also knows that her days are numbered. She can feel it in her bones, and has the bruises to prove it. To make matters worse, Kendall will soon discover that her seventeen year old daughter, Diamond is on a path nearly just as dangerous.

After the demise of the family unit she once knew, a distracted mother, and being forced to accept a new stepfather, Diamond finds herself knee deep in a multitude of mistakes. When Diamond finds herself more lonely than ever before, she crosses paths with Bobby Lidell, a teacher’s aide with a dark side ..

But what is lurking in the shadows will not stop until a vow has been kept; what is lurking just beneath the surface will come seeking revenge.

About the Author
RH Ramsey is a military wife, mother of two and author with Inknbeans Press. Over the course of nine years, RH has diligently researched topics ranging from but not limited to: relationships, addiction, abuse and mental illness.
RH has written several novels, many short stories with many works in progress. Just recently, she had the opportunity to appear on a local news segment, and share her passion – awareness. Her novels have made their way into local bookstores, and her book, Just Beneath the Surface, is now available at her local library.
With a passion for people, helping and learning, she hopes to continue in her quest of learning from and inspiring others.

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Free Book: The Jazz Master by DevashishA Acosta

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In this evocative and entertaining fictional memoir, nineteen-year-old Dan Hennessey takes us on a journey to the epicenter of the beat movement — San Francisco 1956, the year of Howl and The Dharma Bums. As he gets swept up in the fervor of the San Francisco Renaissance, he meets cultural icons such as Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, and spiritual figures like Alan Watts and Jiddu Krishnamurti, each of whom serves as a catalyst for his awakening. But the man who becomes his spiritual and musical mentor, the man the poet Gary Snyder called the jazz master, is a tenor saxophonist, ex-Zen monk who teaches him Zen through the art of jazz. Filled with reflections on art, society, and spiritual life, The Jazz Master is both a tale of spiritual awakening and a portrait of a unique and colorful era that paved the way for the revolutionary changes of the sixties and seventies.

About the Author
I started out my career as a musician before earning my MFA in fiction from SDSU in 1993 and devoting myself more or less full-time to writing. As a practitioner of meditation and yoga, I am most interested in the spiritual implications of our life on this planet and how our consciousness impacts our collective efforts to build a better, more just society, and as an artist, that is the central theme of my work. At present I divide my time between Ananda Kirtana, a spiritual community in the Brazilian countryside, and my farm in Puerto Rico, where I have a yoga center and a tropical-fruit plantation.

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Free Book: Rock & Roll Homicide by RJ McDonnell

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Just as the rock band, Doberman’s Stub, was about to reach stadium tour status, its leader was brutally murdered when his headphones exploded during a recording session. The widow, who inherits $5 million, is the San Diego Police Department’s number one suspect. She hires Jason Duffy, a 27-year-old PI in his first year of private practice, in spite of his background as a former musician.

Jason learns that the victim was also a very skilled contract negotiator, who was in the middle of an acrimonious renegotiation with the record company at the time of his death. He also finds that the record company has a very unhealthy tie to the Russian Mafia.

As an inexperienced detective, Jason does not yet have the contacts within the police department to gather vital information. He is forced to mend fences with his estranged father, an opinionated ex-SDPD detective.

While Jason investigates the record company, he also takes a close look at the three surviving members of the victim’s band. One is an alcoholic/drug addict drummer, on the verge of being kicked out of the group. The second is a bass player who camouflages his rock star status by living in an ordinary house in a lower middle-class neighborhood. Third is a lead guitarist and writer of half of the band’s songs, who lives well beyond his means.

Jason has not yet become hardened to the very real dangers of his new profession. We experience his inner conflict as his girlfriend, staff, and family are drawn into the danger zone.

After Jason’s part-time employee is severely beaten during a stakeout, he sells the story of the Russian Mafia’s involvement in the record business to a tabloid journalism TV show in a misguided effort to protect his employer and coworker. This serves to drive the case to new heights of danger and suspense.

Jason goes behind the industry veneer of sex & drugs & hedonistic lifestyles. He shows us how the 21st Century world of downloads, file sharing, and image demographics need to be considered in a case of Rock & Roll Homicide.

About the Author
RJ McDonnell is the son of a Pennsylvania State Police Detective, who received several decorations for solving complex and high-profile crimes. In addition to a traditional education, RJ also had the benefit of seeing every police detective drama on television and in the movies. His father would frequently critique these stories for believability of characters and police procedures.

He earned a Bachelor’s Degree at Penn State University and a Masters at Marywood University.
During his college years RJ was a rhythm guitarist and vocalist in two bands. Shortly thereafter, he moved to San Diego where he went to work for a professional writing service. In addition, he wrote a monthly column for the Military Press, and another for a San Diego publication, providing advice to job seekers.

In the 90s, RJ got into comedy writing. He wrote for a local San Diego cable television show that had a Saturday Night Live-type format. Over its two seasons on the air, 34 of his skits were produced.

Rock & Roll Homicide was the first novel in his Rock & Roll Mystery Series. The second novel, Rock & Roll Rip-Off, was selected 2010 Mystery/Thriller of the Year by Premier Book Awards. The Concert Killer was released on 9/1/11. RJ wrote and performed on the book’s trailer song, which also served as a prequel to the novel. The 4th novel, The Classic Rockers Reunion with Death, unlike the rest of the series which takes place in San Diego, is based in Northeastern Pennsylvania, where McDonnell was raised. Diamonds, Clubs, and Rock & Roll is slated for a late summer 2014 release.

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Free Book: Many Kinds of Unforgettable by Renata F. Barcelos

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Anna Oshiro Morning-Goodwin and William Butler grew up together. Ever since they met, at the tender age of 5, they have been inseparable.

Now at 15, their friendship is blossoming into something deeper; something that makes them both excited and scared.

Life, however, plays its tricks. William’s father wants to return to Ireland, and Anna receives some disturbing news from her godmother and doctor. Decided not to let their last summer together be ruined by her health problems, she never tells William, and faces her fight alone.

The little time they still have together must be full of unforgettable moments that will last forever in their hearts, or at least until the day they meet again.

Anna and William have 3 months to create as many kinds of unforgettable as possible.

Many Kinds of Unforgettable is book 1.5 in the Myself in Blue Series. Even though it can be read as a standalone, this novella makes several references that can be spoilers if you haven’t read Myself in Blue, Book 1, beforehand. Therefore, it may be better to read the books in order.

About the Author
Renata F. Barcelos lives in Brazil with her teenager daughter, Maria, constantly complaining about the heat and dreaming of moving somewhere snowy.

She has a Law Degree, but promises never to use it. She prefers to study and teach languages and to write. Facing a three-hour daily commute, Renata uses this time to listen to audiobook after audiobook, plot, and write. Sometimes she hurts herself walking and writing at the same time–forgetting to look where she’s going.

Her characters usually don’t respect her wishes, taking the stories to places she never imagined they could go; she loves it when that happens.

Renata is always working on a new novel, and so far has published the books Mean, My Sore Hush-a-By, Merge, and the Myself in Blue series.

You may find out more about her at: renatafbarcelos.wordpres.com

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