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Here are some free Kindle reads!

Jane Austen: The Complete Novels (Book House) Kindle Edition - no longer free
1,436p, 4.3/5, 1,077 rev
This book contains the complete novels of Jane Austen in the chronological order of their original publication.

- Lady Susan
- Sense and Sensibility
- Pride and Prejudice
- Mansfield Park
- Emma
- Persuasion
- Northanger Abbey
- The Watsons
- Sanditon

Wuthering Heights (Centaur Classics) [The 100 greatest novels of all time - #7] Kindle Edition
310p 4.4/5 4,395 rev
Considered lurid and shocking by mid-19th-century standards, "Wuthering Heights" was initially thought to be such a publishing risk that its author, Emily Bront?, was asked to pay some of the publication costs.
"Wuthering Heights" is a wild, passionate story of the intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catherine's father. After Mr Earnshaw's death, Heathcliff is bullied and humiliated by Catherine's brother Hindley and wrongly believing that his love for Catherine is not reciprocated, leaves Wuthering Heights, only to return years later as a wealthy and polished man. He proceeds to exact a terrible revenge for his former miseries. The action of the story is chaotic and unremittingly violent, but the accomplished handling of a complex structure, the evocative descriptions of the lonely moorland setting and the poetic grandeur of vision combine to make this unique novel a masterpiece of English literature.

The Rain (A Post-Apocalyptic Story) (The Rain Trilogy Book 1) Kindle Edition - no longer free
356p 4/5 200 rev
There are a lot of stories about how the rain started.

The thing that always comes to mind first isn't the how though, it's the how much. Russell still does the math too: 15, 5,400, and 8,550. 15 inches a day, 5,400 a year, and 8,550 feet since the start.

We have no idea if it's accurate. But it's important to think about it, he says, because it reminds us to keep moving. I'm Tanner. Russell plucked me from the rain when I was two.

Fourteen years ago we left Philadelphia. As the water rose, we moved west, hoping the elevation would keep us warm and dry. Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Sioux Falls, Rapid City. Now we're stranded on the islands in Wyoming. Russell thinks they used to be the Bighorn mountains. But we can't go back now. There's no warm and there's no dry anymore. Just a rumor about a place where it isn't raining. So we're going to try to make it--520 miles south to Leadville. But we can't drift east, the Great Plains have become waterspout alley, a raging tomb of moving water.

Capital Kill (Jeff Trask crime drama series Book 1) Kindle Edition - no longer free
335p, 4.3/5 221 rev
A few short blocks from the safety of the museums and monuments on the National Mall, a ruthless killer prowls the streets of Washington DC. Federal prosecutor Jeff Trask joins a team of FBI agents and police detectives as they try and solve the series of brutal murders. As the body count rises, the investigation leads to a chilling confrontation with the leader of an international drug smuggling ring, and no one is safe, not even the police.

Written by former Washington prosecutor Marc Rainer, Capital Kill is a swirling thrill ride through the labyrinth of a major federal investigation and trial, with a gripping conclusion that no one will see coming.

For those reading the collection?
Blackout (Sam Archer Book 3) Kindle Edition - no longer free
328p 4.3/5 189 rev
Young counter-terrorist cop Sam Archer arrives for work at the Armed Response Unit expecting a quiet day.

But unbeknownst to him, a storm is coming.

Three men have already been killed that morning. One committed suicide by the River Thames. Another was strangled in his car in Washington D.C. And the third was shot in the face in his high-rise New York apartment as he slept. The deaths seem random, thousands of miles apart. But they are all connected. By a shocking event fifteen years ago.

And this is only the beginning.

The Metronome (The Counterpoint Trilogy Book 1) Kindle Edition - no longer free
291p 4.3/5 180 rev
Pavel Rostin has taken too many chances. Once a promising physicist, he abandoned science for finance and risked everything on a speculative venture. Careless and rogue, he gambled with his personal relationships. As Pavel tries to pick up the pieces of his life, a call from Russia informs him that his father is dead.
When Pavel follows his father's footsteps trying to solve the mystery of his death, he turns up some inexplicable clues. The investigation draws him deeper and deeper into his family's past - and his country's future. From starving 1941 Leningrad to free-wheeling Moscow of the mid-1990s to bubbly 2006 Wall Street, Pavel uncovers a web of money, murder, revenge and evidence of a plot involving the world's superpowers. The choices of right and wrong don't look as clear cut as in newspaper headlines. But is he just a pawn in someone else's game?
The Metronome is the first book in The Counterpoint trilogy and a prequel to the earlier published The Great Game. The last book in the trilogy, The Outer Circle, will be published in April of 2015. The Great Game and The Metronome are largely independent, with only a minor overlap amongst the characters. The Outer Circle brings the heroes of the two earlier books together to conclude their journey.

Forgotten Boxes Kindle Edition - no longer free
224p 4.4/5 128 rev
Named sole heir to her aunt's estate, Charity Gannon arrives in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, hoping to find a link to her past. She's not looking for lost treasures; she is searching for a connection to the aunt she barely knew.
What she finds is a thirty-something-year-old mystery and questions with no answers. A sad, secluded cottage, all but hidden amid the vines. A man's suit of clothes, tainted with dried blood and a bullet hole. Four forgotten boxes, stuffed into a large bag and buried in the far corners of the shed.
These are not just any boxes. These are unopened, undelivered boxes, left behind by the now-defunct Kingdom Parcel. All four boxes are marked March 14, 1984... the very day her uncle, president and driver for the delivery service, was said to have committed suicide. Four forgotten boxes, whose owners might still be out there, waiting for a delivery that never arrived.
The undelivered boxes haunt Charity, tugging at her conscience. Hadn't someone noticed them missing? Hadn't anyone wondered about the failed delivery? Thinking it might be fun to surprise the recipients after all these years, Charity sets out to deliver the packages to their rightful owners.
Along the way, one of the love stories she discovers is her own. Fate throws her into the sturdy arms of Tarn Danbury, a burly sugarmaker with eyes as beautiful as the mountain pond from which he was named, and a voice as smooth and rich as the dark syrup he produces.
The story behind one box is delightful. Another is heartbreaking.
And one might very well be the death of her.

The Survivors Book I: Summer Kindle Edition
405p 4.2/5 141 rev
"Ten years ago, a deadly plague ravaged humanity. There were seven billion souls on our planet; now, there's just a handful. Our extinction event has come and gone, but a few of us did survive. We're the lucky ones, born with a rare genetic adaptation that gave us immunity to the plague. But the intervening decade had been brutal and unforgiving; so many more of us died.

"I was eighteen years old when I watched my family die one by one. Now, I am alone. I've managed to eke out an existence amongst the ruins of our shattered world, but there is so much danger that it's a miracle I'm still alive. I am a lone female in a world without rules; death stalks me at every turn.

"But I will not give up. I will not surrender. I am the last of my line, and I am determined to honour my family, even if I couldn't save them.

"My name is Sandy McDermott, and I am a survivor.

Beyond the Event Horizon Kindle Edition - no longer free
243p 3.8 162 rev
Skylar Rains has made a significant breakthrough regarding the future of time travel. Testing this theory however leaves him stranded 1100 years in the future with no hope of return. What he discovers is a frightening world devoid of all life. Now he must sift through the clues to learn what became of the world he once knew. Much to his surprise, he finds that these clues may lead him to another planet nearly 12 light years away.

Hopebreaker: A Steampunk Dystopian Fantasy (The Great Iron War, Book 1) Kindle Edition
220p 4.1/5 134 rev
In the world of Altadas, there are no more human births. The Regime is replacing the unborn with demons, while the Resistance is trying to destroy a drug called Hope that the demons need to survive.

Between these two warring factions lies Jacob, a man who profits from smuggling contraceptive amulets into the city of Blackout. He cares little about the Great Iron War, but a chance capture, and an even more accidental rescue, embroils him in a plot to starve the Regime from power.

When Hope is an enemy, Jacob finds it harder than he thought to remain indifferent. When the Resistance opts to field its experimental landship, the Hopebreaker, the world may find that one victory does not win a war.

Little Man, and the Dixon County War (Book 1) Kindle Edition - no longer free
262p 4.4/5 97 rev
Paul Zachary, a rugged, undersized veteran of the Confederacy, rides west after the war in search of opportunity and peace.

He's just survived three long, hard years in a ragtag, Rebel cavalry troop charged with raiding Northern towns, and he wants nothing more than some peace and quiet.

But duty calls and he's soon wearing a badge. And even sooner, he's something he never wanted to be: a damned hero.

Paul worries about the target now on his back, fearful some gunslinger seeking fame might come after him. But it turns out that Paul ought to be more worried about the fact that the West's most cruel and powerful cattle baron has set his sights on the young marshal.

The man, named McConnell, has bribed or buried every man who's ever stood up to him. And not only is McConnell rich enough (and connected enough) to bribe the governor, but he also has more than a hundred gunhands riding for him.

Paul, now known throughout the West as "Little Man," is about to face the fight of his life. And that's saying something for Paul.

Dog Gone (Dev Haskell - Private Investigator Book 12) Kindle Edition - no longer free
483p 4.2/5 146 rev
Best in Show! Dog Gone is the Tale of Two Tail-Chasers
Private investigator Dev Haskell's new lady friend Maddie comes with strings attached: the loosely-knotted tie of her short black silk kimono, and the leash to Morton, her handsome Golden Retriever.
It's always a sexy mystery when Dev's on duty, but this caper takes a turn toward buddy adventure when Dev agrees to pet-sit. On their first evening stroll, Dev and Morton are charmed to meet the lovely Princess Anatasia, a purebred Standard Poodle angling for Best In Show title in the Blessington Kennel Club competition the Super Bowl of regional dog competition. But when the princess' owner gets in a tussle with a local gambling heavyweight, Dev steps in to help, and the prim and proper world of show dog competition is revealed to be, above all, a competition, plus a big attraction for professional gambling! And these guys are playing for high stakes.
It turns out somebody's trying to keep Princess Anastasia from competing in the show. Dev gets hired to stop them and fortunately, he's got backup this time: a love struck canine hero. As the suspense builds, a surprisingly touching bond develops between Dev and Morton, and why not? The pair have a lot in common: favored foods and beer brands, preferred places to stick their noses, and a seat-of-the-pants approach to dealing with bad guys.

Malevolent (Cases of Lieutenant Kane Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
337p 4.3/5 699 rev
Tampa homicide lieutenant Carl Kane has a tough job. His day-to-day consists of decomposing dead bodies and removing murderers from the general public. But when two women's bodies are found under similar circumstances, it quickly turns into more than your average case. The killer is clearly looking to make a name for himself, and his plans for these women go far beyond death.

When the media runs with the story, the killer's moment in the spotlight arrives.

It's up to Lieutenant Kane to bring the man the press has dubbed the Psycho Surgeon to justice. However, being the lead on the case has its drawbacks--like becoming the focus of the killer yourself.

As Lieutenant Kane closes in on his suspect, he soon realizes the case has become far more personal than he could have ever imagined.

Murder By Numbers Kindle Edition - no longer free
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374p 4.3/5 81 rev
Murder by Numbers is a fun and fast-paced detective novel set in boom-to-bust Silicon Valley circa 2001, where multi-millionaires cling desperately to their fortunes, CEOs pray that their startups stay funded, and techies hope to hold onto their jobs. Opportunities for financial gain - both legal and illegal - remain a high stakes game. And no one knows this better than Kaitlin Hall, a beautiful and brilliant rookie detective in the High Tech Crimes Detail of the San Jose Police Department.

Kaitlin's unauthorized investigation of the fatal car crash of a young systems administrator quickly leads newbie Detective Hall into dangerous, uncharted territory. Enlisting the help of her hacker friend and confidant, Slim Yamazaki, Kaitlin digs deep into the networks of technology companies developing the building blocks of the world's most sophisticated systems that protect corporate data and, more importantly, U.S. security interests.

As Detective Hall uses her keen intellect and initiative to solve a growing web of multiple murders, she navigates the politics of law enforcement and the egos of venture capitalists, tech moguls, and former lovers to make stunning discoveries. With lives at stake, her assumptions about human nature and her abilities as a detective will be tested to the fullest.

First Strike (The Kurgan War Book 1) Kindle Edition
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355p 4.3/5 324 rev
When war comes after a century of peace, it is sudden and brutal. Taken by surprise Earth's far-flung colonies are in danger.

The only son of an admiral, Second Lieutenant Michael Sheridan finds himself thrust into a desperate conflict that he and the untried soldiers under his command are ready for. Focusing on the people struggling to survive the onslaught, First Strike is a novel that propels the reader to the furthest limits of space. Fighting a ruthless and determined enemy, Sheridan soon learns the brutal lessons of war and that his enemy may not be what it appears to be.

Ambassador 1: Seeing Red (Ambassador: Space Opera Thriller Series) Kindle Edition
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362p 4.3/5 186 rev
24 October 2114: the day that shocked the world.

Young diplomat Cory Wilson narrowly escapes death in the assassination of President Sirkonen. No one claims responsibility but there is no doubt that the attack is extraterrestrial.

Cory was meant to start work as a representative to Gamra, the alien organisation that governs the FTL transport network, but now his new job may well be scrapped in anger.

Worse, as Earth uses military force to stop any extraterrestrials coming or leaving, as 200,000 extraterrestrial humans are trapped on Earth, as the largest army in the galaxy prepares to free them by force, only Cory has the experience, language skills and contacts to solve the crime.

But he's broke, out of a job and a long way from Earth.

Back to Lazarus: A Sydney Brennan Novel (Sydney Brennan Mysteries Book 1) Kindle Edition
385p 4.4/5 137 rev
Tallahassee PI Sydney Brennan crisscrosses north Florida to reconstruct a tragic family history when she's hired to investigate a murderer's prison cell suicide. But by following in his murdered wife's footsteps, does Sydney risk sharing the woman's fate?

Armoires and Arsenic: A Darling Valley Cozy Mystery with Women Sleuths Olivia M. Granville and Tuesday (A Darling Valley Mystery Book 1) Kindle Edition
290p 4/5 203 rev
Idyllic, Darling Valley was, or so Olivia thought when she first saw the pristine town nestled in the hills outside of San Francisco. Just the place to begin over. Away from crazy LA, her hectic architectural design business, and Brooks Baker, world renowned architect and the man who broke her heart. Even the name, Darling Valley, promised peace, quiet, and the promise of a fabulous makeover for her career. The blogs called it Billionaire Hollow, because Darling Valley was home to the largest contingent of billionaires in the world. They built their weekend mansions high in the hills ove

The Taste of Fear Kindle Edition
360p 4.3/5 851 rev
American movie star Scarlett Cox and her husband, hotel tycoon Salvador Brazza, head to Africa to get away and resuscitate their ailing marriage. When robbed of their money and passports, they seek help from the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam on the very day Al Qaeda chooses to bomb it. In an eyeblink they are taken hostage and whisked across the border deep into the Congo, one of the last truly wild places left on earth.

Battling terrorists, deadly wildlife, and cannibalistic rebels, Scarlett and Sal must find a way to survive in a violent, primeval world. And the only person who may be able to save them is the assassin sent to kill them.

Dead Hunger: The Flex Sheridan Chronicle Kindle Edition
272p 4.5/5 160 rev
Something happened to the earth. Inexplicable. Not a product of man, but of nature.

Now Flex Sheridan and Gem Cardoza must do all they can to protect Flex's six-year-old neice Trina and find ways to survive a massive outbreak that has caused most of humankind to metamorphose into the walking dead.

Enter Hemphill "Hemp" Chatsworth. He is a scientist who has expertise in epidemics, as well as a mechanical engineering degree. He's doing all the important work, setting up a mobile lab in which to experiment on the zombies and learn what drives them. But he must also learn what will defeat them.

Charlene "Charlie" Sanders is a punk rock-loving, crossbow-wielding firecracker who rivals only Gem Cardoza in her sharp wit and fighting capability. She'll join with Hemp in his lab to help him learn what they all need to know in order to stay safe.

MOMENTUM (Against The Clock BOOK 1): An Action Thriller Novel ('The Clock' Action Thriller series) Kindle Edition - no longer free
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304p 4.4/5 95 rev
In a world where the fate of many are dictated by the actions of a few, a rogue Agent discovers a covert operation bent on taking control of the country's intelligence network and gaining absolute power over the government.

Driven by revenge, Shirin Reyes keeps moving forward, hunting, and being hunted, from one battlefield, ambush, and gun fight, to the next.

When the hunter becomes the hunted, Shirin finds herself torn between her all consuming vendetta and the consequences her actions have on those she cares about.

Extreme Malice Kindle Edition
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206p 4.1/5 181 rev
She was found with a guitar string still wrapped tightly around her soft neck. Eighteen year old Josh Anderson, the college boy from next door, is charged with her murder. It was his guitar string around her neck. His footprints are found inside her house. Her earring found under his bed. Donna Gardner's husband Jack was hundreds of miles away on business.
Was it the perfect murder?

Never Back Down (A Thriller) Kindle Edition - no longer free
284p 3.9/5 125 rev
ohn Coburn, a Harvard-trained doctor still reeling from his father's sudden death a few days earlier, wanders into a bar in New York City's Greenwich Village a few minutes before midnight. He encounters an old friend from college, a man named Brian Ripley, whom he hasn't seen in nearly 20 years. Ripley is with a beautiful young woman and is clearly in a hurry to leave. Coburn could have never been prepared for Ripley's reaction to seeing him, and he is even less prepared for what happens next.

The following morning, the young woman with Ripley is found dead in Washington Square Park, the victim of a brutal murder. Coburn goes to the police and tells them of his encounter with Ripley the previous night. What the police tell him shakes him to his core - Brian Ripley has been dead for 15 years.

Killing Me Softly (Previously published as Live and Let Die) Kindle Edition
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292p 4.5/5 1,041 rev
On a bitterly cold January evening, Tracy Ellis went for a jog along Chicago's snowy lakefront and disappeared. Her body is discovered days later, her beautiful face bashed in with a rock. Police determine her brutal death to be a mugging gone wrong and drop the matter into their cold case files.

Over a year later, Tracy's sister, Sondra, still can't come to grips with what happened. She throws herself into her work as a documentary filmmaker to try and forget the cruelty of her sister's death. However, a chance encounter with a man from Tracy's past rips the wound open and sends Sondra on a desperate search for answers about the secrets from her sister's life that may have led to her death.

As Sondra struggles to uncover what happened to Tracy, she's launched into a tangled web of deceit and danger that put her on a collision course with life and death...

VIABLE (Cody Doyle Book 1) Kindle Edition
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225p 4.5/5 177 rev
A brilliant young geneticist, desperately seeking a cure for the disease that took her father. A Nevada sheriff, charged with solving a crime that threatens the very existence of his small desert town. But when an unmarked van crashes in sleepy Hawthorne, Alison Stone and Lars Henrikssen find themselves looking for the same man. Only Carl Gant is not what he seems. And they are not the only ones looking for him.

Eyes of the Hammer (The Green Berets Book 1) Kindle Edition
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308p 4.4/5 452 rev
A US Special Forces team lead by Green Beret Dave Riley is on a top secret mission to take down drug traffickers in Colombia, but while doing so they are faced with betrayal by their own government.

The team is carrying sterilized weapons and unmarked uniforms and the operation is "off the books."

Of course, nothing is as it seems, especially once the CIA gets involved. Throw in an Israeli mercenary and betrayal, Dave Riley and his team soon find themselves wondering what the real mission is and will they become collateral damage from all the double-dealing going on back in Washington.

Choice of Weapon - A Dark Thriller (Garrett & Petrus Action Packed Thrillers Book 1) Kindle Edition
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290p 4.4/5 184 rev
Sister Manon is in trouble. Children at her orphanage have gone missing and no one will believe her.

So she calls on the one person who she can rely on. Garrett - a man who has eschewed the ways of war and now lives alone in the Scottish Highlands. A man bathed in the shadows of darkest violence.

Because in her fight against evil...Garrett will be her ultimate Choice of Weapon.

Black Virus (Black Rust Book 1) Kindle Edition
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95 pgs 4.6/5 102 rev
Alienated in a world where he doesn't fit in, Christian Black survives because he's different. Then the virus came, and made the world turn different, too.

Now people are dying by the million. Food supplies are short. Riots are blazing through the streets, and Christian's only goal is to keep his family alive. But safety lies far from the city, and just getting out will be tougher than anyone knows.

Corps Justice Boxed Set: Books 1-3: Back to War, Council of Patriots, Prime Asset - Military Thrillers Kindle Edition
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731p 4.5/5 1,264 rev
In a bloody gang initiation gone wrong, Former Marine Staff Sergeant Cal
Stokes simultaneously loses his fianc? and is thrust into America's
unforgiving criminal underbelly. Never one to back down, the Navy Cross
winner is forced to use the skills honed in the Marines along with the
assets of his deceased father's company, Stokes Security International
(S.S.I.), to track down his enemy and penetrate the world of his enemy.

Les Miserables (Xist Classics) Kindle Edition - no longer free
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1,488p 4.7/5 495 rev
An epic novel of nineteenth-century France, Les Miserables tells the story of Jean Valjean, an ex-convict who works to redeem his past. Popularlized by the film and musical, the novel is a sweeping masterpiece of character, adventure and emotion

Buying Time (Legacy Series, Book 1) Kindle Edition
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351p 4.2/5 482 rev
Arianna Sinclair had led a privileged life, growing up in an elite neighborhood in Marin County, California. Having only known private schools, fancy country clubs and all things luxurious, Arianna had been prepared for everything in life--except hardship.

At twenty-two, Arianna's world is rocked by tragedy, and all she wants to do is escape it by taking the trip of a lifetime. All she wants to do is pretend that everything is "normal", even though her whole world has crashed in around her.

She's made the decisions about the direction she wants her life to go, until a surprise encounter with someone from her past challenges everything she believes--and everything that she thinks she needs in order to move on.

A meeting with a stranger, an unexpected journey and a shock that goes to the core of who she is--or who she thinks she is--will demand a reaction. A reaction that will have Arianna laying down the foundation for the rest of her life.
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