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(FREE on 12/24) The Yard Sale by Patricia Ann Preston -
The Yard Sale

by Patricia Ann Preston

Come on down to Clayburn, Mississippi, where Jennifer Riley is having a yard sale. She needs cash fast. She’s lost her job, her house, and her husband has run off with the church pianist. Jennifer enlists the help of her aunt, Gail, a yard sale pro and Gail’s husband, Buddy, the Karaoke King. They help make Jennifer’s yard sale unforgettable.

Here are Jennifer’s tips for having an extraordinary yard sale:

* Early Birds do arrive at dawn, so be ready.

* Stand up to Tightwads. How can someone ask you if you’ll take less than a quarter? Seriously.

* Show some love for Packrats because they’ll buy anything.

* Try not to make a fool of yourself when Prince Charming arrives.

* Most importantly, realize some things have a value greater than money.

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(FREE on 12/24) Saving Grace by Pamela Fagan Hutchins -
Saving Grace

by Pamela Fagan Hutchins

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.

(FREE on 12/24) Locksmith's Closet by Paul Briggs -
Locksmith’s Closet

by Paul Briggs

Lachlan Smith doesn’t think of himself as a hero. His father lived a heroic life, and died an even more heroic death. Locksmith has no ambitions to do the first, and absolutely refuses to do the second.

Fortunately, his family has just moved into a new neighborhood, where he meets a boy named Gary. Gary has conquered legions of the undead, hordes of enemy aliens… wait, we’re not counting video games? Guess he’s not much of a hero either, then.

But everything changes when Lock investigates a strange noise in the closet of his new bedroom… and discovers a portal to another world. It a vast, steaming jungle, full of ruins and devoid of all human habitation. It is a dangerous world with many predators, from giant feral dogs to swarms of hungry rats. It is our world, many years from now, when the human species has gone extinct.

Lock and his friend Gary experiment with the portal, and find that by making small changes in the present, they can alter the future. But can they make the biggest change of all? Can they discover what happened — or will happen — in time to prevent it?

And where did the portal come from? Why is it in his closet? Why did the previous owner of this house disappear without a trace? And who is the strange man who has made himself an enemy of Lock’s family, insisting that the house belongs to him and that he will stop at nothing to get it?

Lock and Gary are not heroes — yet. But the adventure they have chosen will test them as they have never been tested before. They’ll need all their intelligence, courage and will to save themselves — and everybody else.

(FREE on 12/24) Checkout Girl: A Magical, Heart-warming Christmas Short Story by Aimee Alexander -
Checkout Girl: A Magical, Heart-warming Christmas Short Story

by Aimee Alexander

When an eighty-three year old woman dies, she is not transported straight to heaven. She’s taken on an unexpected detour back to her life shortly before she died. But she’s seeing the world from a different point of view. This is the first time she has ever experienced a detour being the best part of a journey.

(FREE on 12/24) Paper Tiger by Greg Marion -
Paper Tiger

by Greg Marion

Following a harrowing crash landing, agent Craig Van Essen finds he has escaped death only to discover that his life will never be the same.

Leaving the CIA to accept the position as the President’s secret agent, Van Essen quickly learns that his new job comes with a new level of danger. His first mission places him in pursuit of the person behind the most heinous crime of the century—the same person who’d also taken from him what mattered most in the world.

Bringing the reader first to Switzerland, then Italy, and finally New York City, Paper Tiger provides a potent glimpse into the dark world of terrorism, espionage, and deceit.

(FREE on 12/24) Keeping Secrets by Maggie Dana -
Keeping Secrets

by Maggie Dana

A valuable horse is dead, and it’s all her fault, which is why 14-year-old Kate McGregor has banished horses and riding from her life … forever!

But her new summer job as a companion to Holly Chapman, a former riding star who’s now confined to a wheelchair, takes her back to the barn—the last place Kate wants to be.

Can Kate keep her terrible secret from Holly, who is fast becoming her best friend? And, more important, can she keep her secret from Angela Dean, a teenage bully who lives for only two things: winning ribbons and causing trouble?

Kate manages to keep her secret hidden until an accident forces it into the open … and it’s just the moment Angela has been waiting for.

(FREE on 12/24) The Truth Beyond The Sky by Andrew M. Crusoe -
The Truth Beyond The Sky

by Andrew M. Crusoe

When Zahn recovers an extraordinary meteorite impacted into the silvery beach near his home, the course of his life is changed forever. At first, fear holds him back, and he hides it away for days, even from his own father. If it truly is what he suspects it to be, everything on Avani would change. All the while, the mystery of his mother’s disappearance continues to plague him, even after twelve years. And he cannot shake the feeling that she is somehow still alive.

And then, in the midst of unspeakable dreams, he is awoken by a tapping at his window. Someone has come for the meteorite, and Zahn soon finds himself swept up into a galactic adventure, encountering a stunning pilot, 5th-density creatures of light, and an ancient chthonic evil, bent on consuming every star in the galaxy. Only the Pearl of Great Price, an ancient stone capable of healing fissures in spacetime itself, offers any hope. The only problem is, it’s been missing for aeons. And through their quest, Zahn learns that there may be more to his mother’s disappearance than anyone on his world could have ever imagined.

(FREE on 12/24) Diamonds And Cole: A Cole Sage Mystery #1 by Micheal Maxwell -
Diamonds And Cole: A Cole Sage Mystery #1

by Micheal Maxwell

Cole Sage, a once brilliant journalist, has just about reached rock bottom. Haunted by the longing for the woman he lost, Cole is jarred to a crossroads when a hostage negotiator is killed in front of him. Later, Cole is stunned to receive a one line cry for help from his one great love. Face to face with his past, and an uncertain future he tries to find her estranged daughter.

The path to keeping his word is blocked at every turn by the husband who abandoned her, his shady real estate deals, violent con men, street thugs and the lure of a fortune in diamonds that unite them. The anger, sorrow, and crippling guilt of twenty years fires Cole’s drive to keep a promise, that in the end, will heal and return the soul to the great journalist.

Beaten, bloody but determined, Cole Sage conquers greed and hatred with a strength that only love and a will as hard as diamond can achieve.

(FREE on 12/24) Hope(less) by Melissa Haag -

by Melissa Haag

Gabby’s brain is like a human fish finder. It comes in handy when she wants to avoid people. Mostly men. They seem to like her a bit too much. It’s lonely being different, but she’s adapted to it. Really. She just wishes she knew why she is different, though.

In her search for answers, she discovers a hidden community of werewolves. She immerses herself in their culture, learning about their world until she meets Clay. He’s unkempt, prone to mood swings, intense without saying a word, and he thinks Gabby is his.

It’s going to take every trick she knows to convince Clay to go away, and every bit of willpower not to fall for him when she discovers the man beneath the rough exterior.

Judgement has begun…

(FREE on 12/24) Corps Justice Boxed Set: Books 1-3: Back To War, Council Of Patriots, Prime Asset - Military Thrillers by C. G. Cooper -
Corps Justice Boxed Set: Books 1-3: Back To War, Council Of Patriots, Prime Asset – Military Thrillers

by C. G. Cooper

–Back to War–

In a bloody gang initiation gone wrong, Former Marine Staff Sergeant Cal Stokes simultaneously loses his fiancé 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.

He must seek his own brand of justice…

Corps Justice.

–Council of Patriots–

A beautiful woman butchered…

A Congressman blackmailed…

A secret cabal of Japanese imperialists…

A small group of retired politicians form to protect America. The Council of Patriots is born. Former Marine Cal Stokes, and his team at SSI, head to Las Vegas, to uncover an invisible enemy that threatens to infiltrate the Democratic National Convention. What is their endgame, and more importantly: Who is the American politician pulling the strings?

With assassins around every corner, and a supposed ally manipulating both sides, Stokes must carefully utilize his team and the Council to stop the rise of a new empire.

–Prime Asset–

An old enemy resurfaces…

An employee kidnapped…

A new weapon created…

Cal Stokes’s good friend, Neil Patel, has disappeared. Following the trail to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Stokes and his men must find the culprit and rescue their colleague before it’s too late. The only problem is that the enemy lies in wait, hoping for a final showdown.

With an outside group of aggressors making a play for dominance, the former Marine must lead his team through the hazardous snow-filled mountains to eliminate their adversary.

How many bodies will be left when the snow melts?

(FREE on 12/24) The Door To Canellin by E.H. Jones -
The Door To Canellin

by E.H. Jones

Wes is a teenager, with teenage troubles, who feels as if his whole world is crashing down around him. But when he discovers the house in the woods that wasn’t there before, Wes finds himself thrust into Canellin, a world of dragons, monsters, magic, and mayhem. What’s more, he finds that his only way home is halfway around the known world, in the lands controlled by an evil dragon bent on the eradication of all human life!

Wes’ father, however, has a plan of his own: find his wayward son, and bring him home safely no matter the cost!

(FREE on 12/24) The Mediator Pattern by J.D. Lee -
The Mediator Pattern

by J.D. Lee

Some ​people wait an entire lifetime for purpose. Some don’t find it at all. Some spend an eternity searching for paradise… for a Utopia. But sometimes purpose and paradise come at a cost.

BelisCo-San Jose boasts all ​the latest breakthrough technology: the fax machine, the electric typewriter, the tri-ox system transport vehicle and the newest technological breakthrough, the porta-fax. With innovations ​galore, BelisCo-San Jose is a modern-day Utopia—perfect​ly designed, complete with adult-only zones, smoking and non-smoking zones, cannabis, cigarettes, food, work, income, and reliable, clean transportation—all provided by BelisCo.

But things are not entirely as they seem in San Jose. It is here that jaded, chain-smoking Marcus Metiline’s world is turned upside down. ​After taking a mediation job with the ​ubiquitous BelisCo and meeting a peculiar doctor beyond the city’s zoned limits, Marcus’s world quickly unravels.​ It all starts with flashes of déjà vu and memories that have gone astray. ​As Marcus searches for answers to the increasingly strange events around him, it’s not long before he discovers that the fate of the world rests ​in him.

He’s been told exactly what he needs to do… But is something bigger moving him along?

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