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Here are some free Kindle Reads! Hope you enjoy a few Cool

The Apocalypse (The Undead World Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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by Peter Meredith
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H2Q32AA/#nav-subnav - no longer free
388p, 763 rev 4.3/5
The Apocalypse--The Undead World: Novel 1
Greed, terrorism, and simple bad luck conspire to bring mankind to its knees as a viral infection spreads out of control, reducing those infected to undead horrors that feed upon the rest.
It's a time of misery and death for most, however there are some who are lucky, some who are ruthless, and some who are just too damned tough to go down without a fight. This is their story.


The Ghosts of Varner Creek Kindle Edition
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005GT0LZE/#nav-subnav - no longer free
169 p 4.4/5 785 rev
At 87, Solomon "Sol" Mayfield is taken on an otherworldly journey to discover what really happened to his family. Sol has been able to see ghosts ever since his mother and sister mysteriously disappeared when he was a child. When he dies in a nursing home in the second chapter of the novel, it's only the beginning of his story. He's reunited with his sister, Sarah, who reveals family secrets he was never able to learn while he was alive. The novel flashes back to 1909, when Sol was 12 and Sarah was 13. The day after Sarah's birthday, Sol wakes up to find that his mother and sister are gone. Many in their small town of Varner Creek, Texas, assume that Sol's mother, Annie, had finally had enough of his abusive father, Abram; others suspect foul play. Abram blamed Annie for Sarah's Down syndrome and for trapping him in a small town by becoming pregnant at 14. Sent to live with his Aunt Emma and Uncle Colby, Sol is visited one night by what appears to be Sarah's ghost. Is his sister dead? If so, who killed her? And what about their mother? Sol sets out to find the answers, some of which are not revealed until decades later. Weems' story unfurls slowly, at a pace that feels consistent with life in a small Texas town. He has an impressive knack for dialect, and regional accents and idioms help bring the characters into vivid relief. Also, Sol's self-deprecation and world-weary charm make him an instantly likable narrator. While it's easy to get pulled into his story, the narrative sags a bit in the middle when the reader is given a thorough history of how Sol's parents met, which doesn't feel entirely necessary to the main story. When the final mystery is unveiled, however, the solution is sufficiently unexpected if not completely shocking.

Author note: Not a horror story or thriller. This is a paranormal mystery in the old South. Recommended 18+ for adult themes and content.


Amid the Shadows Kindle Edition
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FFXHMEE/#nav-subnav - no longer free
313p 4.5/5 1,805 rev
One of the most surprising abilities mankind will ever know.
Has been born into the eyes of a six-year-old girl.
For one very special reason.

To see what we cannot.

Something terrible is coming.
An evil that we cannot comprehend. Or even see.
Hiding among us.

Preparing to destroy everything, using mankind's greatest weakness.

But we have a secret.

A little girl named Sarah.
Afraid and alone. And under the care of a young, inexperienced social worker.
A young woman willing to sacrifice anything to keep Sarah alive.

Because if Sarah fails. We all do.


The Candidate's Daughter (An Elizabeth McClaine Thriller Book 1) Kindle Edition - no longer free
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D3DDNJQ/#nav-subnav
353p 4.2/5 407 rev
A stolen child. A kidnapper seeking redemption. And the unbreakable bond between them.

The plan is simple: kidnap the daughter of Senate candidate Richard McClaine, take the money and run. Nobody gets hurt, the kid goes home alive.

That's what twenty-two-year-old car thief Kelsey Money thought she was getting into. She chalked it up to another hair-brained idea from her boyfriend Matt and his drug-fueled brother. But when she discovers the part she wasn't told, the plan takes a deadly turn - six-year-old Holly isn't going home alive.

Elizabeth McClaine can't even tell the police what her daughter was wearing when she disappeared. Soon after Holly was born with Down Syndrome and a cleft palate, she was placed in the care of a nanny while her mother battled postpartum depression. Now, Elizabeth is left virtually helpless. But when she learns the detective on the case has already failed one kidnapped child, she vows not to fail hers.

The clock is ticking. Both women have twenty-four hours to find Holly because in twenty-five, she'll be dead.


Silo 49: Going Dark Kindle Edition
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DYV8NKQ/#nav-subnav
179p 4.3/5 402 rev
Go back underground and into the silos! A new series set in Hugh Howey's world of WOOL. Part One of the Silo 49 Series.

Silo 49 has never had it easy and things have just gotten a whole lot worse. Graham, the head of IT, has done many unsavory things in his life, but everyone has a line they won't cross. He just found his. With only his best friend, Wallis and a dying electrician, Grace, to stand by him, he is left with one clear and final choice. Does he do what is right or what the rules say he should? It is a race against time for the trio against the impersonal might of Silo One. Their solution? Going Dark.


Cranberry Bluff Kindle Edition
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00P83N862/#nav-subnav - no longer free
240p 4.1/5 438 rev
Molly Elliott's quiet life in Tallahassee, Florida, is disrupted when routine errands land her in the wrong place at the wrong time: the middle of a bank robbery. Accused and cleared of the crime, she flees both media attention and mysterious, threatening notes, to move across the country to Cranberry Cove, where she has inherited her Aunt Maggie's bed and breakfast on the Northern California coast. Her new beginning is peaceful - that is, until five guests show up at the inn for a weekend, each with a hidden agenda.

Mix together one blushing honeymoon couple, one flamboyant boutique owner, a deadpan traveling salesman, and a charmingly handsome novelist, and there's more than scones cooking at Cranberry Cottage Bed and Breakfast. As true motives become apparent, will Molly's past come back to haunt her or will she finally be able to leave it behind?


The Girl in the Italian Bakery Kindle Edition
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004TMM99K/#nav-subnav - no longer free
250p 3.9 397 rev
Life didn't do Kenny Tingle any favors. In The Girl in the Italian Bakery, follow his journey from childhood in a tough housing project north of Boston, the abduction and disappearance of a childhood friend, to the complete destruction of a family. His introduction to crime and the years he spent in foster homes. The poor choices he made in high school and the startling climax on prom night. Although he never has trouble meeting girls, the one girl he longs for always seems out of reach. The Girl in the Italian Bakery is the remarkably true story of always keeping hope, even when there is little left to hope for. This is a story of surviving through extreme adversity, and, ultimately, redemption.

For those collecting the series? Smilie
To the Bone: David Wolf Mystery (David Wolf Mystery Thriller Series Book 7) Kindle Edition
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013PD51CA/#nav-subnav - no longer free
363p 4.5/5 301 rev
Chief Detective David Wolf's son has a new girlfriend, and when she discovers her father--a well known man in ancient fossils trade circles--has been murdered, she and the rest of her shattered family turn to Wolf to bring them justice.

With the help of a small town sheriff and a retired police dog named Jet, Wolf follows the clues to a dig site in northwest Colorado, where secrets have been entombed for eons, and people are dying to keep them that way.

In a place where killing monsters are buried under the earth, it becomes clear there are still some roaming topside, and in this suspense-filled seventh installment of the David Wolf series, Wolf must keep his wits or it will be his bones found next.

Book 1 is also free:
Foreign Deceit: A David Wolf Mystery Kindle Edition
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product...nav-subnav
337p 4.3/5 630 pg
Sergeant David Wolf has put his Special Forces days long behind him, settling down as a cop in the small ski resort town of Rocky Points, Colorado. He's a good cop who's seen bad days before, but none quite like this.

As if narrowly escaping an attempt on his life, his addict ex-wife being back in the picture, and complications to his all-but-certain appointment to Sheriff weren't enough, he's just received word that his brother has committed suicide in the Alps of Italy.

Devastation and resentment over his only sibling's selfish act quickly gives way to a nagging suspicion that he isn't getting the whole truth. Conviction alone is enough to pull Wolf from pressing events in his ski resort home of Rocky Points, Colorado, to the entirely foreign land of Northern Italy, and into a more deadly situation than he could have possibly imagined.

With the help of a beautiful young officer of the Carabinieri, Wolf must piece together the mystery of his brother's last fateful night without ruffling too many feathers, or paying the ultimate price.


A gritty tale of international mystery and action, Foreign Deceit is the first in the popular David Wolf mystery series, which always provide a visceral adventure that will keep you guessing until the final pages.


This Side of Paradise - Special Edition (Includes Norman Rockwell illustrations + Audio Links) Kindle Edition
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HZ9J17C/#nav-subnav
210 p
"It was always the becoming he dreamed of, never the being."

First published in 1920, F. Scott Fitzgerald's debut novel 'This Side of Paradise' was a sizzling sensation that put the young American author on the map. Its initial printing of 3,000 copies sold out in three days.

The novel's hero is Amory Blaine, a handsome, wealthy, spoiled and snobbish young man from the Mid West who attends Princeton University where he searches in vain for meaning in the dissolute lives of the young rich elite. Lacking all sense of purpose, he begins a series of flirtations that culminate in a genuine but ill-fated love for a young woman who rejects him to marry a wealthier man. During the war, Amory serves as an officer in France, and upon his return home he embarks upon a career in advertising, world-weary, cynical, regretful, and not yet thirty years old ...

Virtually a record of the 'Lost Generation' in its college days, the novel treats Fitzgerald's characteristic theme of true love blighted by money lust and is remarkable for its honest and detailed descriptions of the early Jazz Age.


1931: Book Six (The 1929 Series 6) Kindle Edition
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J7B2CHW/#nav-subnav - no longer free
330p 4.4/5 209 rev
The saga of The 1929 Series continues as Aryl's battle with opiates forces Jonathan and Caleb to take drastic measures in an effort to save him. Claire clings desperately to the hope that the man she fell in love with, and lost, will reemerge from the depths of his addiction.

Ava confronts a dark secret from her past that sends her spiraling deeper into her postpartum depression. And instead of reaching out to Jonathan, she withdraws from her friends and her life.

While Arianna is expecting their third child, Caleb finds himself ensnared in Marvin's tangled web of deceit and blackmail. He struggles to keep his family safe as he maneuvers his way out of the nightmare.

Bonds are renewed and further strengthened as the families band together. Will they have the tenacity to overcome their ordeals? Or will this forever destroy their friendships as they know it


Hans Christian Andersen: Fairy Tales and Stories (Golden Deer Classics) Kindle Edition
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KJ03OCG/#nav-subnav - no longer free
File Size: 2421 KB 4.3/5 114 rev
This book contains the complete Andersen's 127 fairy tales and stories in the chronological order of their original publication.


Deadline Kindle Edition
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AWGED8W/#nav-subnav - no longer free
242p 4.2/5 101 rev
From the award-winning author of the indie smash "Village Books" comes a nerve-shredding thriller a millennium in the making.

When a body is found in front of the campus arts building, college newspaper editor Colin Mitchell immediately suspects there is more to the case than meets the eye.

His first clue is the severed hand that shows up in his inbox - a hand that belonged to a girl whose story Colin tried to write and both the college and the police did their best to ignore. His second clue is the strange symbol found at the scene of the crime, one that may have a connection to a murderous cult whose origins go back almost a thousand years to a highly secretive military religious order founded during the Crusades.

As he digs deeper into the mystery, Colin begins to uncover a trail of murder and corruption that extends beyond his wildest dreams. He's going to need every last bit of his innate investigative talent and insider knowledge of how the school operates to get to the bottom of it all because the police are starting to zero in on him as their prime suspect...and the real killer is closer than he thinks.


Murder in Christmas River: A Christmas Cozy Mystery (Christmas River Cozy, Book 1) Kindle Edition
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https://www.amazon.com/Murder-Chr...nav-subnav - no longer free
208p 4.3/5 228 rev
Cinnamon Peters is one tough cookie.
Every year at Christmas River's annual Gingerbread Junction Competition, pie baker extraordinaire Cinnamon aims to win, taking down any competitor who gets in her way. But when she finds a dead body in the woods behind her pie shop just days before the big competition, Cinnamon realizes that there's much more to worry about than cookies, frosting, and gumdrops.
Someone's out to bring Cinnamon down. And they're playing dirty.
Only Cinnamon and a mysterious stranger who walks into her life one snowy evening can figure out the mystery.
But can they solve it before Cinnamon's chances of gingerbread competition glory crumble?


Savannah Martin Mysteries Box Set 1-3: A Cutthroat Business, Hot Property, Contract Pending (Savannah Martin Mysteries Boxset) Kindle Edition
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https://www.amazon.com/Savannah-M...nav-subnav
755p 4.6/5 111 rev
*** Boxed set of the first 3 Cutthroat Business mysteries featuring Southern Belle turned Realtor Savannah Martin ***

Savannah has always been a good girl, doing what was expected and fully expecting life to fall into place in its turn. But when her perfect husband turns out to be a lying, cheating slimeball - and bad in bed to boot - Savannah kicks the jerk to the curb and embarks on life on her own terms. With a new apartment, a new career, and a brand new outlook on life, she's all set to take the world by storm.

If only the world would stop throwing her curveballs...


A CUTTHROAT BUSINESS - book #1
Everyone has warned Savannah that real estate is a cutthroat business, but she doesn't think she's supposed to take the warning literally... until she finds herself standing over the butchered body of a competitor, face to face with the man her mother always warned her about.

HOT PROPERTY - book #2
When Savannah's fellow realtor and friend Lila Vaughn turns up dead, tied to her bed and strangled, Savannah's old school mate Rafe Collier becomes a suspect. It's up to Savannah to find the real murderer before Detective Grimaldi can arrest the wrong man.

CONTRACT PENDING - book #3
Savannah has to make the choice between staying safe by accepting Todd Satterfield's proposal, or taking a chance on losing her life - and her heart - by trying to help Rafe Collier, when the term 'contract pending' takes on a whole new meaning.


Malevolent (Shaye Archer Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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https://www.amazon.com/Malevolent...nav-subnav
243p 4.7/6 345 rev
From New York Times bestselling author Jana DeLeon, the first in a new thriller series.

Everyone wondered about Shaye Archer's past. Including Shaye.

Shaye Archer's life effectively began the night police found her in an alley, beaten and abused and with no memory of the previous fifteen years, not even her name. Nine years later, she's a licensed private investigator, with a single goal--to get answers for her clients when there aren't supposed to be any.

And maybe someday, answers for herself.

Emma Frederick thought her nightmare was over when she killed her abusive husband, but someone is stalking her and tormenting her with mementos from her past. With no evidence to support her claims, the police dismiss her claims as post-traumatic stress, but Shaye is convinced that someone is deliberately terrorizing Emma...playing a cat and mouse game with only one goal in mind.

To kill Emma.


Relative Malice Kindle Edition
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/product...nav-subnav - no longer free
387p 4.4/5 167 rev
When a home invasion takes place in an upscale neighborhood, Detective Kendall Halsrud takes over the case. In the murder house, she discovers an empty crib with blood drops next to it on the wood floor. The rest of the family has been fatally shot . . . but where is baby Philly?

Kendall's desperate search to find the child derails when a man is arrested for murdering the family and claims that he killed the baby. Suspecting he had an accomplice, she isn't convinced. Unable to give up on the baby, Kendall puts her career and her own life at risk, unearthing deadly family secrets in pursuit of the truth.


Dying to Read (The Cate Kinkaid Files Book #1): A Novel Kindle Edition
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https://www.amazon.com/Dying-Read...nav-subnav
321p 4.3/5 629 rev
Cate Kinkaid is just dipping her toe into the world of private investigating until one of the many r?sum?s she has floating around lands her a real job. All she has to do is determine that a particular woman lives at a particular address. Simple, right? When the big and brooding house happens to contain a dead body, this routine PI job turns out to be anything but simple. Is Cate in over her head?


The Gray and Guilty Sea: An Oregon Coast Mystery (Garrison Gage Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0049H9...nav-subnav
269 p 4.4/5 2,014 rev
A curmudgeon. An iconoclast. A loner. That's how people describe Garrison Gage, and that's when they're being charitable.

After his wife's brutal murder in New York, and Gage himself is beaten nearly to death, the crippled private investigator retreats three thousand miles to the quaint coastal town of Barnacle Bluffs, Oregon. He spends the next five years in a convalescent stupor, content to bide his time filling out crossword puzzles and trying to forget that his wife's death is his fault. But all that changes when he discovers the body of a young woman washed up on the beach, and his conscience draws him back into his old occupation - forcing him to confront the demons of his own guilt before he can hope to solve the girl's murder.
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Thanks, OP! In for Fairy Tales and Other Stories by Hans Christian Andersen.
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1931: Book Six (The 1929 Series 6) Kindle Edition...completed series except for #5 which is just a 81 page Novella.
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Silo and the apocalypse books, thanks!
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3rd book came up 3.99 for me.
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Thx, tu, repped. Pu a few. Wanted to get : Amid the Shadows Kindle Edition....looks good, and good reviews but is $3.99....
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