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Here are some for Sat. 4/8/17.
A few classics at top

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (Xist Classics) Kindle Edition

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VOK2F3K - no longer free
246p 4.6/5 790 rev
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of short stories featuring the famous detective and his assistant, Watson. This collection includes:
"Silver Blaze"
"The Adventure of the Cardboard Box"
"The Adventure of the Yellow Face"
"The Adventure of the Stockbroker's Clerk"
"The Adventure of the Gloria Scott"
"The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual"
"The Adventure of the Reigate Squire"
"The Adventure of the Crooked Man"
"The Adventure of the Resident Patient"
"The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter"
"The Adventure of the Naval Treaty"
"The Final Problem"
This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This ebook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions.

The Virginian Kindle Edition
by Owen Wister (Author)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06Y3MY42V - no longer free
992kb 4.3/5 114rev
In the untamed West, pioneers came to test their fortunes — and their wills. The Wyoming territory was a harsh, unforgiving land, with its own unwritten code of honor by which men lived and died. Into this rough landscape rides the Virginian, a solitary man whose unbending will is his only guide through life. The Virginian's unwavering beliefs in right and wrong are soon tested as he tries to prove his love for a woman who cannot accept his sense of justice; at the same time, a betrayal by his most trusted friend forces him to fight against the corruption that rules the land. Still as exciting and meaningful as it was when first published one hundred years ago, Owen Wister's epic tale of a man caught between his love for a woman and his quest for justice exemplifies one of the most significant and enduring themes in all of American literature. With remarkable character depth and vivid passages, The Virginian stands not only as the first great novel of American Western literature, but as a testament to the eternal struggle between good and evil in humanity...

Pilgrim's Progress (Bunyan): Updated, Modern English. More than 100 Illustrations. (Bunyan Updated Classics) Kindle Edition
by John Bunyan (Author), Donna Sundblad (Editor)

384p 4.7/5 364 rev
Often disguised as something that would help him, evil accompanies Christian on his journey to the Celestial City. As you walk with him, you'll begin to identify today's many religious pitfalls. These are presented by men such as Pliable, who turns back at the Slough of Despond; and Ignorance, who believes he's a true follower of Christ when he's really only trusting in himself. Each character represented in this allegory is intentionally and profoundly accurate in its depiction of what we see all around us, and unfortunately, what we too often see in ourselves. But while Christian is injured and nearly killed, he eventually prevails to the end. So can you.

The Leatherstocking Tales (All 5 Stories - With Footnotes) Kindle Edition
by James Fenimore Cooper (Author)

The Leatherstocking Tales Collection :

- The Deerslayer
- The Last of the Mohicans
- The Pathfinder
- The Pioneers
- The Prairie

The Country of the Blind, and Other Stories Kindle Edition
by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells (Author)

412p 4.3/5
When the Minority Becomes the Majority
"In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king." - Desiderius Erasmus (a constant motive in The Country of the Blind short story)

Using his outstanding imagination and his ahead-of-time world views, H. G. Wells makes an interesting experiment in the short story The Country of the Blind: he creates a world in which the minority becomes the majority. In his attempt to conquer a mountain crest, main character Nuñez discovers a society comprised only of blind people. He thinks he can conquer them just like a mountain crest using his sight, but will he be understood by those deprived of sight?

Storm Clouds Rolling In (#1 in the Bregdan Chronicles Historical Fiction Romance Series) Kindle Edition
by Ginny Dye (Author)

https://www.amazon.com/Rolling-Br...600&sr=1-2 - no longer free
514p 4.4/5 3,059 rev
Storm Clouds Rolling In is the first book in the Bregdan Chronicles historical fiction series. As of today, there are 10 books in the series. It's readers like you who have turned the series into a world-wide best-seller. Thank you!
Book Description: Carrie Cromwell comes of age as the dark clouds of the Civil War swallow the country. Born with a fiery spirit and a strong mind, she finds herself struggling between the common wisdom of the South and the truth she has discovered.

The activities of the Underground Railroad and her close friendships with the Cromwell Plantation slaves create difficult choices. But when her decisions put her at odds with her heritage, and challenge her dreams, will she be able to give up all that is precious to her?

The Frontiers Saga: Episodes 1-3 Kindle Edition
by Ryk Brown (Author)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AVBNBHM - no longer free
657p 4.4/5 598 rev

A world recovering from a devastating plague…
A brutal enemy threatening invasion…
A young man seeking to escape the shadow of his father…
A ship manned by a crew of fresh academy graduates…
A top-secret experimental propulsion system…
A questionable alliance with a mysterious green-eyed woman…

What destiny has in store for the crew of the UES Aurora, is far greater than any of them could ever imagine. And this is only the beginning.


A ship stranded halfway across the galaxy…
A difficult and lengthy journey home…
A homeworld in urgent need of their return…
And now they are running out of food…

The crew of the Aurora must now trust their new allies in order to survive. But their situation may be far more serious than they imagined. And their actions could have repercussions across the galaxy.Their journey home may just have gotten slightly more complicated.


A captain coming into his own…
A handful of refugees stranded on board…
A possible traitor in their midst…
A voyage into the territory of the very enemy that pursues them…

Sometimes legends become realities in unexpected ways. It seems that fate has the crew of the Aurora firmly in its clutches.

Read this/listened to the Audible version a few years ago and it was pretty good - data mining/farming, data privacy, your privacy.
The Curtain - A Novel Kindle Edition
by Patrick Ord (Author), Dave King (Editor)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BMJTR1G - no longer free
316p 4.3/5 273 rev

Have you met Henry Maddox? He knows you — not personally of course… he really only knows your data. But from that data he actually may know you better than you think you know yourself. Henry knows where you've been and what you've bought. He knows all of your friends. Henry not only knows your behaviors, he understands your tendencies. And from those tendencies, he can predict what you're going to do before you've actually done it.

Who is Henry Maddox? He is a 21st century marketing consultant and he specializes in highly personal and irresistibly persuasive advertising.

Henry's strategies combine modern data mining (Big Data) techniques with other advanced and controversial marketing practices (Market Fragmentation, Cross Promotion, and Conglomerate Propagandizing) to the point where consumers don't even know they are being sold. Businesses love Henry because he not only moves product, he actually controls their customers.

But when Henry is forced to face how his techniques affect real people, he realizes he has inadvertently given corporations the power to destroy society for their own ends.

THE CURTAIN explores the effect that increasingly sophisticated marketing techniques have on communities, families, and individuals. In an age of digital distractions, who remembers the transcendent morality that has allowed past civilizations to prosper? When corporations have the influence and motive to define people by what they consume, are we as individuals losing the substance of who we really are?

THE CURTAIN is entertaining, fun, thought provoking, educational, and frightening. Ord's storytelling is brilliant and his research extraordinary. THE CURTAIN is a must read for anyone that watches television or movies, listens to the radio, accesses the internet, logs into social media, has a smart phone, participates in loyalty card programs, or uses GPS technology. In short, THE CURTAIN is for everyone.

Bishop's War (Bishop Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
by Rafael Hines (Author)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01C3NDZQC - no longer free
452p 4.5/5 708 rev
This fast-paced and action-packed suspense thriller introduces us to Special Forces Sergeant John Bishop, decorated war hero, and nephew of crime boss, Gonzalo Valdez. After returning home from Afghanistan John's hopes for a peaceful future are quickly shattered when he is catapulted back into the global war on terror through a succession of life-threatening events and corrupt intrigue. He battles against terrorist operatives in New York, a powerful Afghan warlord, and a psychopathic billionaire with powerful White House connections. When John's uncle gets involved, he proceeds to treat John's enemies to a bitter taste of mob vengeance. From that point on the ride speeds up and the reader will have to hold on for dear life. This is a thriller not to be matched for intensity and breathless excitement—not for the faint-hearted.

TILL DEATH - MARK KANE MYSTERIES - BOOK FOUR: A Private Investigator Crime Mystery Series. A Kane & Lucy Mystery Suspense Thriiller Kindle Edition
by John Hemmings (Author)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013YQA2C2 - no longer free
290p 4.6/5 362 rev

In Book Four, Lucy digs her heels in – after her temporary stint as Kane's assistant investigator she's set her sights on making the position permanent. Seems like her motto 'persistence pays off' is about to be proved correct.

Meanwhile, when Don and Lisa Maddox's idyllic marriage is threatened by blackmailers Kane is hired to investigate − but he soon realizes that he is investigating more than just blackmail, and finds himself searching for a possible serial killer.

But who is responsible for the bizarre deaths? And what secret is Lisa so desperate to hide from her husband? Kane and his newly appointed assistant investigator, Lucy, head west to the Twin Cities to look for answers, but they are plagued with setbacks and are met with a wall of silence. As Lucy observes, "It's as if some malign force keeps putting obstacles in our way."

The Pride of the King (Bold Women of the 18th Century Series Book 2) Kindle Edition
by Amanda Hughes (Author)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0056QJOVE - no longer free
354p 4.2/5 393 rev
For readers who like historical fiction with a little romance.

Wickedly inviting, the dark side of life has always seduced Lauren De Beauville. With copper-colored tresses and the smile of a pirate this young adventuress throws caution to the wind and leaps into a quagmire of temptation that is 18th Century New York. Will she survive her constant craving for danger?
Dazzled by glamour, Lauren plays a deadly game joining a group of brutal con artists and smugglers who are cheating their way across the New World. There are splendid gowns, handsome men and nights filled with passion. What more could she want? At the very top is James St. Clare, the ruthless yet alluring captain of a ship called The Pride of the King. Risking her life and her love, Lauren allows herself to be swept into his whirlwind of desire and treachery where she risks everything.
Once again, author Amanda Hughes splashes the pages of history with gritty adventure and love stories about audacious women in the 18th and 19th Century. Her page turning tales will keep you on the edge of your seat as you take wild rides through dramatic and dazzling periods of history.

Land of Shadows (The Legend Of The Gate Keeper Book 1) Kindle Edition
by Jeff Gunzel (Author)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008QQ60BI - no longer free
209p 3.8 565 rev
(Book #1 The Legend of the Gate Keeper)

Eric lives his life rather simply. He tends to his chores, spends time in his father's blacksmith shop, and tries to stay clear of trouble. But when mysterious winged creatures invade his small town, his once quiet life is thrown into turmoil.

When his father reveals to him a stunning secret while hiding from the attack, Eric is faced with the greatest challenge of his life: accept that his life has all been a lie, or deny his own destiny and let the world burn. But a true hero knows that choice is nothing but an illusion. He knows what must be done.

Accompanied by his only true friend, along with a beautiful girl with a mysterious past, Eric will begin the journey that will lead him to his destiny.

Great SciFi Author! This one is more of a Childrens Read. Ages 9 and up 4th grade up.
Trapped (The Prometheus Project Book 1) Kindle Edition
by Douglas E. Richards (Author)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007ET4K7Y - no longer free
190p 4.3/5 216 rev
Ages 9 and up/4th grade and up

From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the adult thriller, WIRED, THE PROMETHEUS PROJECT: TRAPPED is the first book in a critically acclaimed science fiction series loved by kids and adults alike.

A fantastic alien city buried deep underground. What wonders -- and what dangers -- is it hiding?

Ryan and Regan Resnick have just moved to the world's most boring place. But
when they discover their parents are part of an ultra-secret project called Prometheus they are plunged into a nonstop adventure: one that will be the ultimate test of their wit, courage, and determination. Soon they are under attack and facing hostile alien worlds, alien technology, and unimaginable dangers at every turn.

Now, with their mother facing certain death, they must race to solve a seemingly impossible mystery to have any hope of saving her. But if they save their mom, they will have no way to save themselves. .

Not sure how long this one will be free for.
The Teacup Novellas - The Collection Kindle Edition
by Diane Moody (Author)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GXV97KO - no longer free
593p 4.7/5 105 rev
Lucy Alexander has a hopeless case of writer's block. But all that changes when her handsome UPS guy delivers a box of vintage teacups from the estate of her namesake and beloved Aunt Lucille. Happy memories of tea parties they shared when Lucy was young flood her mind. And with them, the forgotten stories her aunt loved to tell over tea and Scottish shortbread. Colorful tales of fascinating characters woven together with the undeniable power of love. Some were true, most weren't, but it was her aunt's extraordinary gift of storytelling that first ignited Lucy's passion to write.

Though still grieving the recent loss of her aunt, Lucy unwraps the fragile cups and saucers, and with them, a flood of memories and story ideas.

The Teacup Novellas - The Collection includes all five stand-alone stories plus the on-going saga of Lucy's own budding romance with that UPS guy who keeps knocking at the door of her heart.

The Collection includes:

Book One - Tea with Emma
Book Two - Strike the Match
Book Three - Home to Walnut Ridge
Book Four - At Legend's End
Book Five - A Christmas Peril

Plain Jane: A mystery/thriller not for the faint of heart (The Harbinger Murder Mystery Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
by Carolyn McCray (Author)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004DERF5M - no longer free
330p 3.8/5 1,835 rev
Plain Jane: Brunettes Beware
A Patterson-style thriller with a dash of Hannibal...

A city paralyzed by a serial killer stalking the night, taking a most gruesome trophy.
The only standing in the murderer's way is an FBI profiler...recently released from a mental institution.

Plain Jane combines the swift action of Patterson with the macabre of Harris.

Gumbeaux Kindle Edition
by Kimberly Vargas (Author)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005O561JK - no longer free
177p 4/5 359 rev
Where do you go when you disappear? For young heiress Mary Fait, the answer is New Orleans. After the death of her parents, she is placed in the care of her alcoholic uncle. For years, she assists her uncle in growing the family empire, all the while plotting his demise and / or her escape. A college scholarship gives her the opportunity to break free of her life to start a new one - under a new name. Follow Mary and her often hilarious misadventures in the early 1990's while attending college in a small town in Louisiana. The story reads as a series of diary entries which chronicle the thoughts, feelings, and experiences of the main character during this time in her life. The novel's title refers to a cajun restaurant in which the main character works as a waitress. The colorful descriptions of the town of Bayou Bend, the college, its inhabitants and the surrounding areas paint a vivid and amusing tale of life in the South.

Malevolent (Shaye Archer Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
by Jana DeLeon (Author)

243p 4.6/5 981 rev
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.

Book 1 & 2 are free in the series:
The Housewife Assassin's Handbook (Housewife Assassin Series, Book 1) Kindle Edition
by Josie Brown (Author)

290p 4/5 2,176 rev
Every housewife needs an alias. Donna Stone has one — and it happens to be government-sanctioned. But when terrorism hits close to home, it makes for strange bedfellows — and brings new meaning to the old adage, "Honey, I'm home…"

The Housewife Assassin's Guide to Gracious Killing (Housewife Assassin Series, Book 2) Kindle Edition
by Josie Brown (Author)

282p 4.3/5 248 rev
Murder. Suspense. Sex. And some handy household tips
* DONNA'S MISSION: Stop a rogue operative before he assassinates of the newly-elected Russian president -- on US soil!

* DONNA WANTS A DIVORCE: But first she's got to serve a summons to a deadbeat dad... who's also a terrorist!

*AS FOR DONNA'S LOVE LIFE: Turns out the spy who loves her has a bombshell secret of his own...

The Mage and the Magpie: Magemother Book 1 (A Kids Fantasy Adventure Book Series for Teens and Young Adults) Kindle Edition
by Austin J. Bailey (Author), Crystal Watanabe (Editor)

367p 4.5/5 98 rev
Grade Level 3-12, Age Level 8-18
An invisible girl. A missing mage. A world in need…

Brinley has spent most of her life lost in her own imagination, teaching bullfrogs to do gymnastics and pretending to be invisible. Now, when a magic bell from another world summons her across time and space on a journey to find her mother, she will discover real friendship, face true evil, and overcome her greatest fears in order to save the ones she loves.

The Mage and the Magpie is the first book in Austin J. Bailey's Magemother series: an epic middle-grade fantasy adventure series with witches, shapeshifters, and cliffhangers, and awesome kids (There are no boring adults in this book!).

War of the Living (The Fall Book 3) Kindle Edition
by Joshua Guess (Author)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NTJDFRY - no longer free
229p 4.6/5 121 rev
In the early days after causing the end of the world, Kell McDonald was just trying to survive. Time passed, and along with others, a new world grew. Society began to be rebuilt.

Years have passed since the mutated organism known as Chimera caused the dead to rise, and on the ashes of the old world, terrifying new forces have come into play. No longer simple mindless beasts, some of the undead have evolved, becoming stronger, smarter, and more dangerous than ever. They are nothing compared to the looming storm of living people, however, as a nation of starving men and women descend on Kell's new home to threaten everything he has grown to love.

Saving Grace (What Doesn't Kill You, #1): A Katie Romantic Mystery (What Doesn't Kill You) Kindle Edition
by Pamela Fagan Hutchins (Author)
4.3 out of 5 stars 2,550 customer reviews 278p

Katie Connell is a high-strung attorney whose sloppy drinking habits and stunted love life collide hilariously during a doomed celebrity case in Dallas. She flees Texas for the Caribbean and escapes professional humiliation, a broken heart, and a wicked Bloody Mary habit, but ends up trading one set of problems for another when she begins to investigate the suspicious deaths of her parents on the island of St. Marcos. She's bewitched by the voodoo spirit of an abandoned house in the rainforest and discovers that she's as much a danger to herself as the island's bad guys are.

The Irish End Games, Books 1-3 Kindle Edition
by Susan Kiernan-Lewis (Author)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GXOFUYS - no longer free
644p 4.2/5 221rev
The first three books in the Irish End Game series take an average American family and puts them in the middle of a post-apocalyptic melt-down in a rural setting in Ireland. Free Falling shows the family "when the bomb drops" and how they're able to learn what they need to do to survive. Going Gone continues their story when Sarah is brutally taken from the home she has created in Ireland and risks life, limb and much much more to return to her family. Heading Home tells the story of rescue finally coming--and how that turns into the biggest upheaval of all.
These books are thrilling page-turners that will have you stocking your pantry for the apocalypse and wondering how well you really know your neighbors.
This book is a clean read: no graphic violence or strong language
Genre: dystopian, action/adventure, horses, family saga
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