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(FREE on 7/26) Church Of The White Rabbits by Huw Thomas - http://eBooksHabit.com
Church Of The White Rabbits

by Huw Thomas

Revenge, blackmail, family feuds, revolution… and lots of white rabbits!

A saga of family feuds and power struggles on an island populated by eccentrics, misfits… and an ever-growing number of white rabbits.

Far out in the Atlantic lies Black Island, a remote and windswept outpost of the British Isles. Once the haunt of pirates, life here follows a different pace.

For more than two centuries, the Black Family has ruled the island as their personal fiefdom. But, although they still control most aspects of island life, the family line is in danger of dying out.

With no heir to be found, the island’s affairs are now in the grasping hands of family steward Clarence Wherry, whose financial incompetence is matched only by his arrogance.

Mad old Keziah Black has her own ideas on how to deal with Clarence — and for taking revenge for an ancient injustice. Keziah – now in her 70s and generally regarded as a deranged old witch with few social graces – is secretly manoeuvring to take over the family business. And whether by blackmail or rigging games of poker, Keziah isn’t going to let anything or anyone stand in her way.

Down in the island’s only town, impulsive ex-fisherman Arthur Judd has returned after a 15-year absence. Now, he’s trying to introduce a dash of contemporary culture to this remote community with a new café offering everything from skinny lattes to breakfast muffins.

Arthur’s world is turned upside down twice: first when he suddenly finds himself looking after a baby daughter he never knew he had and again when the lovely but elusive Lola Maguire appears on the island.

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(FREE on 7/26) No Cure For Murder by Lawrence Gold - http://eBooksHabit.com
No Cure For Murder

by Lawrence Gold

Death at Brier Hospital is routine and provides the perfect opportunity to murder and get away with it. Jacob Weizman, a physician, and his wife, Lola, a psychotherapist, are holocaust survivors and need no proof of evil in this world. Jacob and Lola are unique protagonists. They’re octogenarians who take the fear out of getting old. Their intelligence, competence, humor, and sense of history make them appealing in a world that too often disdains the aged.

After fifty-five years practicing medicine, Jacob is disappointed, but not surprised by several patients’ deaths, even the unexpected ones. Soon, however, it becomes clear that a killer is stalking the halls of Brier Hospital targeting Jacob’s patients. While Jacob has made enemies over the years, he finds it inconceivable that anyone would murder his patients for revenge. The killings mount even as the hospital and police increase security and pursue a vigorous investigation. Finally, unsatisfied with surrogates, the killer targets Jacob.

(FREE on 7/26) Firemancer Collection by R. H. D'aigle - http://eBooksHabit.com
Firemancer Collection

by R. H. D’aigle

Summer fun is coming! And other than turning thirteen, twins, Meghan and Colin Jacoby, are looking forward to a typical summer… well, typical for them. Which means their uncle (and guardian) will pull into the Cobbscott Campground and park his travel trailer for three full months.

Normally, they’d never spend more than a couple weeks in any one place, their uncle preferring to move around. But only until summer when they’d be Cobbscott bound.

Why did he do this every summer? Why did he prefer to move around? The twins have never thought to ask. Their only concern being that their friend Sebastien would be in Cobbscott as well… the one person who also happens to know their secret- that they can read each other’s minds.

Arrival at the campground goes as expected and within hours, Meghan and Colin are already making plans to meet up with Sebastien. But before they do, the campground gets some unexpected visitors.

Visitors with reserved campsites. Sites that have been reserved, but unused, for years. The twins always wondered who reserved and never used these campsites and now that they have seen the owners, the twins can’t help but get an ominous feeling.

These visitors dress strange and act strange, taking hikes into the woods wearing winged tipped shoes and overcoats, disappearing into things clearly too small to fit so many people, and they never stop peering into the sky as if expecting to see something terrible.

And when unexplainable and frightening events follow their arrival, the twins realize that this summer, will be their least typical of all…

(FREE on 7/26) Goblins In The Kitchen by Seamus King - http://eBooksHabit.com
Goblins In The Kitchen

by Seamus King

Samuel Vincent Lawrence, bookseller, and mage instructor at the Arcane College (don’t call him a wizard!), is out for a beer at a local bar when a goblin comes in and starts some trouble. Sam starts remembering old ghosts even as he starts trying to figure out what the goblins are up to. But can he find out what’s going on before someone get killed?

(FREE on 7/26) The 56th Man by J. Clayton Rogers - http://eBooksHabit.com
The 56th Man

by J. Clayton Rogers

A former member of Saddam Hussein’s Special Security Force arrives in Richmond, Virginia. Under the name of Ari Ciminon, he sets up house on the James River. The house was purchased for him by the U.S. Marshals Service, which is responsible for watching over him while he supplies intelligence to CENTCOM. Because he is fluent in Italian (as well as a host of other languages) he is presented to his new neighbors as an Italian of Arab descent.

Ari learns on his first day that the previous occupants, Jerry and Moria Riggins and their two sons, were murdered in their home nine months ago. The murders are unsolved. Ari has plenty of free time on his hands and sets out to solve the crime–in his own peculiar way.

(FREE on 7/26) Tougher Than The Rest by Shirleen Davies - http://eBooksHabit.com
Tougher Than The Rest

by Shirleen Davies

Niall MacLaren is the oldest of four brothers, and the undisputed leader of the family. A widower, and single father, he is focused on building the MacLaren ranch into the largest and most successful in northern Arizona. He is serious about two things—his responsibility to the family and his future marriage to a goal of a wealthy, well-connected widow who will secure his place in the territory’s destiny.

Katherine is determined to live the life she’s dreamed about. With a job waiting for her in the growing town of Los Angeles, California, the young teacher from Philadelphia begins a journey across the United States with only a couple of trunks and her spinster companion. Life is perfect for this adventurous, beautiful young woman, until an accident throws her into the arms of the one man who can destroy it all.

Fighting his growing attraction and strong desire for the beautiful stranger, Niall is more determined than ever to push emotions aside to focus on his goals of wealth and political gain. But looking into the clear, blue eyes of the woman who could ruin everything, Niall discovers he will have to harden his heart and be tougher than he’s ever been in his life…Tougher than the Rest.

(FREE on 7/26) Doesn't She Look Natural? by Angela Hunt - http://eBooksHabit.com
Doesn’t She Look Natural?

by Angela Hunt

How do you cope when God asks you to bury a dream? In this new series by best-selling author Angela Hunt, readers will meet Jennifer Graham, the no-nonsense chief of staff for a Virginia senator who quits her job after a divorce and finds herself an unemployed single mom. Forced to live with her mother until she can find work on Capitol Hill that does not involve her gregarious ex-husband, her efforts are stymied until she learns that she has inherited a funeral home in picturesque Mt. Dora. Jennifer journeys to the small Florida town with her two sons and her mother, never dreaming that within a mortuary she will discover she has inherited a rewarding career that teaches her far more about life than death.

(FREE on 7/26) Levels: The Host by Peter Emshwiller - http://eBooksHabit.com
Levels: The Host

by Peter Emshwiller

In the near-future country of Manhattan the poor First-Levelers barely survive on the old streets, sealed beneath a fifth-story ceiling. Far above in the sunlight, rich Second-Levelers thrive in boring opulence. They get their kicks by projecting their minds into the bodies of First-Levelers in an ultra-real game called Hosting. Desperate to earn enough cash to have a child, First Leveler Watly Caiper becomes a Host. But instead of using his body for sordid fun, the anonymous Second-Level Donor commits the perfect crime. On the run from the police and on the hook for murder, Watly must find the mysterious killer before time runs out.

(FREE on 7/26) Summer Of Firefly Memories by Joan Gable - http://eBooksHabit.com
Summer Of Firefly Memories

by Joan Gable

Imagine spending an entire summer in a cabin on a lake – simply because you can.

That’s exactly what Samantha McGreggor, a thirtysomething eco-journalist, does in SUMMER OF FIREFLY MEMORIES. She trades Arizona’s summer heat for Minnesota’s cool lake breezes by spending her summer at the same resort her family used to go to when she was young.

Her summer agenda – relaxation, beach reads, soul-searching, bonding with her three grown sisters.

Her concerns – she and her sisters haven’t been back to the resort since their parents’ death twenty years ago when they were all practically teenagers, and, well, they tend to act like emotional teenagers when they’re all together.

Her summer reality – fun in the sun, secrets, sibling rivalries, lost memories, new love, hope.

(FREE on 7/26) Birthright by Sydney Addae - http://eBooksHabit.com
Birthright

by Sydney Addae

When you’re the top wolf on the continent with the backing of the Goddess, how does an enemy topple your kingdom? By challenging you to a fight? No. By changing the rules.

After three hundred years of fighting and service to the Goddess, Silas Knight is the Patron, Alpha to the Alphas on the North American continent. As the top wolf, he fears little and has seen most things. But when he discovers someone or something has been quietly disturbing the natural order of things, he’s surprised. Certain human women have the ability to birth fully functioning wolves, and that’s a major problem.

Jasmine Bennett has no idea her deceased husband was a wolf shifter or that her twin sons are shifters. Her life changes when she rushes to her son’s bedside after he’s wounded in Afghanistan and returned stateside. Now her life’s in danger because of her ability to give birth to a breed of beings she never knew existed.

(FREE on 7/26) Mobley's Law, A Mobley Meadows Novel by Gerald Lane Summers - http://eBooksHabit.com
Mobley’s Law, A Mobley Meadows Novel

by Gerald Lane Summers

Federal Governor, Edmund Jackson Davis, has ruled Texas with an iron fist since the end of the Civil War, but must now stand for election against a majority of citizens made up of ex-confederate sympathizers and soldiers. President Grant appoints Judge Mobley Meadows to the Texas Federal Circuit Court and charges him with preventing the situation from getting out of hand. Davis quickly realizes that Mobley is a threat when he overturns the Governor’s land reappraisal decree, a source of graft for Davis’s supporters, and sends his personal assassin to get rid of Mobley.

Mobley and his two deputy marshals, Edson Rabb, a handsome Cherokee Indian, and Jack Anthony Lopes, the illegitimate son of General Santa Ana and the English Lady Madeleine Smythe, are repeatedly attacked on their journey from Waco to Austin. They know Davis is behind the attacks, but they cannot make a case against him.

Davis loses the election by a majority of two to one, but arranges for his personally appointed state Supreme Court to overturn the election on a technicality involving a single misplaced semi-colon in the new Texas constitution. He then refuses to leave office or to participate in a trial in Mobley’s court.

Davis’s opponent, Richard Coke, does not accept this decision and with his supporters storms the state administrative building in Austin. Davis’s forces counterattack and manage to take back the first floor of the building. A standoff then prevails that can only be resolved by the action of President Grant. Mobley suggests a course of action to the president, that in the end works, but not without Mobley having to compromise his beliefs, his sense of honor, and everything he thinks he stands for.

(FREE on 7/26) Second-hand Jane by Michelle Vernal - http://eBooksHabit.com
Second-hand Jane

by Michelle Vernal

When footloose and fancy-free Jessica, a thirty-something writer, decides to follow her journalistic instincts and trace the story of a young girl for her weekly column in a Dublin newspaper, she unwittingly embarks on a journey into Northern Ireland’s tragic past.

With her love of all things vintage, Jessica Jane Baré is known as Second-hand Jane to her friends. Hailing from New Zealand, these days she’s finding the grass is greener in Dublin and not just because of all the rain. In fact, life would be sweet if it weren’t for the reason she left home in the first place–her meddling mother. Marian views Jess’s life in Dublin as nothing more than a stop-gap until she meets Mr Right and he’s taking his time. Things look set to change, however, when Jess meets the delectable Nick, who ticks all of Marian’s boxes.

In the meantime, Jess’s latest second-hand collectible–a children’s book—gives her an idea for her column. Deciding to track down the girl whose name is scribbled inside the cover of that book, she uncovers more than she ever expected. “Amy was in the wrong place at the wrong time,” the girl’s taciturn brother, Owen, informs her. Intrigued, Jess travels to the family pig farm in County Down and listens to Amy’s poignant tale unfold through Owen. With a little help from a rather cute runt of the litter she names Wilbur, Jess is about to help put the past to rest and learn that appearances can be deceptive.

Then Marian announces she is coming to Dublin to sort her daughter’s increasingly tangled love life out and Jess’s chance of a happy ending like those in the story books she collects looks about as likely as Wilbur flying.

(FREE on 7/26) Real Dangerous Girl by K. W. Jeter - http://eBooksHabit.com
Real Dangerous Girl

by K. W. Jeter

No easy answers. No big international spy secret bank accounts. No superheroes or magic.

Just her wits, guts…

And a very large gun.

All Kim wants is the job she’s worked hard for. But when her boss McIntyre throws her out on her ear, she begins dreaming of revenge. She hires Cole, a psychotic hitman who’s also been dispensed with by the same boss. Left crippled by McIntyre’s security guards, Cole tells Kim that the only way they’ll be able to pull off this hit is if she’s there with a gun in her hand as well. Before she knows what’s happening, Kim is training to be a professional assassin, with everything – including her own life – at stake. Because she’s only going to get one chance to pull it off…

(FREE on 7/26) The Tale Of Onora: The Boy And The Peddler Of Death by Dylan Saccoccio - http://eBooksHabit.com
The Tale Of Onora: The Boy And The Peddler Of Death

by Dylan Saccoccio

The Tale of Onora follows the journey of a young orphan after his village is destroyed and he is forced to grow up in a dangerous world. As he navigates through different walks of life, he begins to uncover a conspiracy as to why his village was destroyed. Before he can put the pieces together, his fate is sealed by a terrible war. In the storm of chaos that follows, his actions turn him into a legendary hero.The more renowned he gets, the closer the source of evil is drawn to him. The more he fights for the truth, the more of an outlaw he becomes.

A boy at the brink of adulthood travels beyond the ruins of an ancient elven city, to The Crown of The World in the far north. It is there where he meets his father for the first time, in search of the answers and reasons his mother refuses to discuss. At the risk of his life, he learns that finding the truth requires knowing The Tale of Onora.

(FREE on 7/26) Jake Bakes Cakes by Gerald Hawksley - http://eBooksHabit.com
Jake Bakes Cakes

by Gerald Hawksley

“This is Jake.

Jake bakes cakes!

What kind of cakes does Jake bake?

He bakes upside down cakes for acrobats.

And pumpkin cakes for witches and their cats.

He bakes banana cakes for monkey in the tree.

And fish cakes for fishes in the sea . . .”

But what does Jake do when his baking day is done? Why, he throws off his hat, puts up his feet and . . . well you’ll find out at the end of this jolly rhyming picture book.

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