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(FREE on 10/16) Running On Empty by Ruth Logan Herne - http://eBooksHabit.com
Running On Empty

by Ruth Logan Herne

Anne Kellwyn has a secret. It’s cost her everything to keep it, including her marriage. Now she may have to pay an even higher price to reveal the truth, but is she too late? Back home to care for her dying mother, Anne is faced with the past she ran from and a future she can’t have, a future that includes Joe McIntyre and the happily ever after she’d dreamed of years ago.

Chief of Police Joe McIntyre takes his position seriously. A lead-by-example Christian, he’s put to the test when his ex-wife appears with another man’s child after eight years of silence. Anger and pride challenge his small-town-hero existence, driving him out of his comfort zone. Faced with choices he made eight years before, can he tackle the present to ease Anne’s future so she’s no longer “Running on Empty”.

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(FREE on 10/16) Hope For Garbage by Alex Tully - http://eBooksHabit.com
Hope For Garbage

by Alex Tully

Welcome to the cruel world of Trevor McNulty. No matter how hard he tries, this seventeen year-old just can’t get a break. After enduring a tragic past, he finds himself living with his alcoholic uncle on the outskirts of Cleveland. His days are filled with garbage-picking and hanging out with his seventy year-old neighbor, who also happens to be his best friend.

One early morning while scanning the streets in a posh suburb, he meets Bea, a rebellious rich girl with problems of her own. She’s smart, cute, and a glimmer of light in his dark world.

But in the midst of their budding romance, Bea’s beautiful yet miserable mother enters the picture with an agenda of her own. Beginning with an innocent car ride, she sets off a chain of events so shocking and destructive, Trevor is pushed to the brink of despair. While he is desperate to save his relationship with Bea, he learns that nothing in his world can be saved unless he first saves himself.

(FREE on 10/16) The Devil's Graveyards by T.L. Parker - http://eBooksHabit.com
The Devil’s Graveyards

by T.L. Parker

A handful of people from across the globe and spanning four centuries, their lives bound together by fate, are guided toward the one thing they all have in common…the island.

A sultry breeze whispers warnings through the palms as a wounded sixteenth-century settler enters the island’s dark cavern, disturbing ancient secrets. Amid intertwined tendrils of vines growing without sunlight, he finds a mysterious power source which will change his life forever. His prayers are answered until he loses the woman he loves. The gift becomes a curse as he walks the earth alone, haunted by her memory.

Four-hundred years into the future, an aging scientist loses his job, his health, and his wife. Approaching the eventide of life, he dreams of youth and yearns for second chances. When his team discovers the island on an old map, he uses an emerging technology to harness the earth’s energy in an attempt to change the past.

The island is an eternal curse for some. For others, it is a new beginning. In a world where greed is a constant threat, the love of a beautiful woman must link them together in an adventure that defies the logics of time.

(FREE on 10/16) The Misadventures Of The Laundry Hag: Skeletons In The Closet: Book 1 In The Misadventures Of The Laundry Hag Series by Jennifer L. Hart - http://eBooksHabit.com
The Misadventures Of The Laundry Hag: Skeletons In The Closet: Book 1 In The Misadventures Of The Laundry Hag Series

by Jennifer L. Hart

Maggie Phillips hasn’t had it easy. As the wife of retired Navy SEAL, and the adoptive mother of two little hellions, Maggie is constantly looking for ways to improve her family’s financial situation. She accepts a cleaning position for her new neighbors (who redefine the term ‘eccentric’), never imagining she will end up as the sole alibi for a man with a fascination for medieval torture devices when he is brought up on murder charges.

While Maggie struggles to prove the man’s innocence, her deadbeat brother arrives, determined to sell Maggie and Neil on his next great scheme and to mooch with a vengeance. If that isn’t bad enough, her in-laws, (the cut-throat corporate attorneys) descend on the house, armed with disapproval and condemnation, for the family’s annual Thanksgiving celebration.

As the police investigation intensifies, Maggie searches for the killer among the upper echelon of Hudson, Massachusetts in the only way she can— by scrubbing their thrones.

Of the porcelain variety, that is…

(FREE on 10/16) The Heart's Melody by Chava Epstein - http://eBooksHabit.com
The Heart’s Melody

by Chava Epstein

The Heart’s Melody is the story of Noa, a mature Israeli Jewish woman in her fifties, who, in order to understand the miracle of life, allows the unexpected to happen. She is developing a complex romantic relationship with Amar, a young Arab man of twenty-eight, who she meets at an empowerment and self-awareness course.

In this relationship Noa finds her inner voice that had been suppressed and silenced for years. This relationship is almost impossible because of the immense differences in age, sex and nationality. This is a multi- layered voice that is reflected in a variety of dreams, fantasies, fairy tales, and reincarnations.

If you’re wondering how it is possible to bridge between conflicting cultures and heritages, this story will challenge you.

(FREE on 10/16) Deadly Passage by Lawrence Gold - http://eBooksHabit.com
Deadly Passage

by Lawrence Gold

When Andy Reiss, a physician and his wife, Jesse, a nurse, set off to sail the world with their barely teenage daughter, Rachel, they thought they’d left medical problems behind, and, for the most part, they had.

Into their sixth year cruising, they’d dealt with the harsh realities of life aboard a sailboat and normal everyday medical problems for themselves and for other cruisers.

Jesse and Rachel outvote Andy and the family is heading back to the USA for a life on land. Off the coast of Cuba, they come upon a sailboat adrift and discover two young Americans, a brother and his sister near death. After bringing them aboard, both break out with a rash that Andy identifies as a deadly virus. Soon it becomes clear that they’ve inadvertently rescued two homegrown terrorists intent on infecting the people of Miami. The dreaded disease has sealed the fates of the terrorists, the family, and all those they encounter.

The family must deal with the unwanted guests, their disease, the Cuban Navy, an approaching hurricane, and the U.S. Coast Guard turning them away from safety.

Andy, Jesse, and Rachel simply want to go home, but nature and politics has conspired against them.

(FREE on 10/16) Building Up To Love by Joanne Jaytanie - http://eBooksHabit.com
Building Up To Love

by Joanne Jaytanie

A small town can be a friendly place to call home and an impossible place to find a date. A shop owner starts a singles-mingle but only has three attendees—not a single man in sight. The women continue to meet, and change their name to The Love List. Each write names of single men and drop them into a basket. The Love List seems a success as each of the women finds their true love, except Laura. She is certain the basket is cursed.

Travis Jerome is new to town. He jumps at the chance to work on Laura’s B&B remodel, to once again have the feel of a hammer in his hand. For something to last a lifetime it must start with a strong foundation and build up from there.

(FREE on 10/16) Intentional by MK Harkins - http://eBooksHabit.com
Intentional

by MK Harkins

Newly engaged and deliriously happy, Mattie, a talented graphic designer, and Jeremy, a successful partner in a law firm, look forward to a lifetime of wedding bliss in their new home in Sedona, Arizona. But their perfect love story disintegrates when Mattie discovers evidence of Jeremy’s massive betrayal. Unable to face the memories that haunt her with every aching step, Mattie flees to Mercer Island, Washington to start over. Unfortunately, she can’t run away from the boundless pain as she struggles to make sense of the life she thought she knew – until she meets Cade.

Tattooed engineer by day, lead singer in a rock band at night, Cade has experienced his own brand of pain with the loss of his college sweetheart. He and Mattie instantly bond over their mutual heartbreak, and as their friendship deepens, it ignites a new flame within Mattie, soothing the constant heartache for her former fiancée.

Just when Mattie thinks she may have found another stab at happiness, Jeremy reenters her life, and with him, all the crushing memories. It’s soon clear, though, that the trauma from her past may not be quite what it first seemed. Will the truth bring closure and a new beginning – or will it mean the end of both relationships forever?

(FREE on 10/16) Demon Dance by Brian Freyermuth - http://eBooksHabit.com
Demon Dance

by Brian Freyermuth

Being hunted by a demon sucks, no matter how tough you are. Nick St. James moved to Seattle, started a new career and created wards to hide from the supernatural world. It should have been enough, but after five years, his vampire sister-in-law found him. Now she’s dead. Nick has to find out who keeps summoning the demon before it kills him and its next targets: a mother and her child.

But this will require some help from the very people he’s been trying to hide from: his friends. A voodoo houngan, a vampire coroner, a Norse goddess, and a few more unlikely allies will join forces to track down who summoned the demon, and find out why.

Will he discover who wants them dead in time?

(FREE on 10/16) Outcry: Holocaust Memoirs by Manny Steinberg - http://eBooksHabit.com
Outcry: Holocaust Memoirs

by Manny Steinberg

Mendel (Manny) Steinberg spent his teens in Nazi extermination camps in Germany and Poland, miraculously surviving while millions perished. This is his story.

Born in 1925 in the Jewish ghetto in Radom (Poland), Manny soon realized that people of Jewish faith were increasingly being regarded as outsiders. In September 1939 the Nazis invaded, and the nightmare started. The city’s Jewish population had no chance of escaping and was faced with starvation, torture, sexual abuse and ultimately deportation.

Outcry is the candid and moving account of a teenager who survived four Nazi camps: Dachau, Auschwitz, Vaihingen and Neckagerach. While being subjected to torture and degradation, he agonized over two haunting questions: “Why the Jews?” and “How can the world let this happen?” These questions remain hard to answer.

Manny’s brother Stanley had jumped off the cattle wagon on the way to the extermination camp where his mother and younger brother were to perish. Desperately lonely and hungry, Stanley stood outside the compound hoping to catch a glimpse of Manny and their father. Once he discovered that they were among the prisoners, he turned himself in. The days were marked by hunger, cold, hard labor, and fear. Knowing that other members of the family were in the same camp kept them alive. Since acknowledging each other would have meant death, they pretended to be complete strangers.

Manny relates how he was served human flesh and was forced to shave the heads of female corpses and pull out their teeth. Cherishing a picture of his beloved mother in his wooden shoe, he miraculously survived the terror of the Polish and German concentration camps together with his father and brother.

When the Americans arrived in April 1945, Manny was little more than a living skeleton, with several broken ribs and suffering from a serious lung condition, wearing only a dirty, ragged blanket.

(FREE on 10/16) Ocean Of Fear by Helen Hanson - http://eBooksHabit.com
Ocean Of Fear

by Helen Hanson

Meet Baxter Cruise. Gifted robotics student. Spammer for hire.

A six-figure income softens the loss of his family while he attends college. But his cozy world of lattes and free wi-fi explodes when his hippie professor friend disappears, and Baxter discovers a lady professor’s steaming corpse.

With his secretive lifestyle, he hasn’t cultivated any real friends. When a student asks for help with a class assignment, Baxter figures it’ll throttle his funk. But the guy blackmails Baxter into programming narcotics delivery robots for a notorious cartel. Working for drug lords rattles the needle on Baxter’s errant moral compass, but it’s better than a bullet in the head.

Beautiful FBI agent Claudia Seagal tracks the professor’s brutal assassin, but every angle of her investigation returns to Baxter. He’s hiding something, and he’s in far too deep to cooperate with the law.

Hijacked from the comforts of his ivory tower, Baxter lives under constant surveillance. The cartel is in bed with dangerous allies, and they require his unique talent to complete their underwater robots. After that, Baxter is expendable.

With no one left in the world who cares about him, only survival matters. When he realizes the depravity of his involvement, it’s too late for remorse. Baxter just wants to go home. It’s not his war.

But he’s the only one who can stop it.

(FREE on 10/16) Loyal To A Degree by Horst Christian - http://eBooksHabit.com
Loyal To A Degree

by Horst Christian

A young boy in Nazi Germany is forced to become a man well before his time or perish.

As 14-year-old Karl Veth listens to the German special OKW report, the news he has feared and anticipated becomes a reality. Russian tanks have broken through the German defense lines east of the KLV evacuation camp in Poland where he and 120 other German boys are living. The time has come to leave the camp and return to Berlin.

Despite his young age, Karl is a trained member of the Hitler Jugend (Hitler Youth) and the assistant to KLV camp leader. Due to injuries sustained in battle, the camp leader is handicapped and unable to see to the evacuation of the boys from the camp. The job falls squarely on Karl’s shoulders as orders come from headquarters putting him in command of the mission. He must refine and execute an evacuation plan that will reunite the boys with their families and he must do it on his own. Berlin has no soldiers to spare.

Once back in Berlin, Karl is reunited with his good friend and fellow Hitler Jugend member, Harold. The two boys are close and share a common bond – they are both “subway rats.” They earned the nickname because of the time they spent playing in and exploring the subway tunnels under Berlin when they were younger. They are experts when it comes to the subway system but little do they know that their unique knowledge of the tunnels will put them in grave danger.

When SS leaders learn that Karl is a subway rat, they take advantage of his knowledge and order him to act as a guide for SS demolition commandos in the tunnels. Having been relieved of his previous post, Harold is ordered to assist Karl. The SS cannot be trusted and Karl walks a fine line between life and death as he follows orders while working on a secret plan with Harold. The fall of Berlin is imminent and it’s only a matter of time before the Russians take over the city.

Facing death at every turn, Karl must use his wits simply to stay alive. As the chain of command breaks down, the SS starts conducting court martials on the fly, executing anyone with a single bullet in their pocket. Meanwhile, the nightly air raids continue, scorching the city and leaving the stench of death in the air. Chaos reigns as the Russian Army moves closer and closer.

As a member of the Hitler Youth growing up, Karl has been taught that loyalty to the Fatherland comes first, yet he is fighting for a cause he does not understand. In the final days before Berlin falls, Karl finds himself hungry, scared, and completely disillusioned with the war. He also realizes that he can only afford to be loyal to a degree as he is forced to make a crucial decision – live or die.

(FREE on 10/16) The Hunt For The Well Hidden Treasure by Timothy Taylor - http://eBooksHabit.com
The Hunt For The Well Hidden Treasure

by Timothy Taylor

In 1820 a notorious Spanish pirate was caught in a fierce battle along the California coastline, narrowly escaping into the foothills with a priceless treasure. Now, almost 200 years later, the legendary pirate’s skeletal remains are discovered in the quiet coastal town of Knightsbridge, California, along with a tantalizing clue to the treasure’s whereabouts. As news of the discovery spreads, the town is swamped with thousands of amateur treasure seekers as well as Treasure Finders Incorporated, a powerful organization with an impressive track record of discoveries.

When classmates Will, Mikey, Susan, and Evelyn learn of the discovery, they are unable to resist the urge to join in the hunt. With Will’s knowledge of the outdoors, Mikey’s electronics expertise, Susan’s computer wizardry, and Evelyn’s photography skills, they are certain they can unravel the pirate’s secret. Facing long odds, the seventh-graders embark on an adventure of a lifetime, discovering that the mystery deepens as they desperately hunt for clues, decipher historical landmarks, and match wits with their ruthless competitors.

(FREE on 10/16) A Horse Called September by Anne Digby - http://eBooksHabit.com
A Horse Called September

by Anne Digby

The moving story of a passionate friendship between two girls growing up together on an isolated Devon farm in the 1970s, the break-up of that friendship — and the horse that changed their lives forever.

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