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(FREE on 12/3) Christmas At Valley Rise by Karen Welch -
Christmas At Valley Rise

by Karen Welch

It’s Christmas at Valley Rise Farm, the time each year when the Moss family, along with their friends and neighbors, gather to share love, laughter, music and the miracle of the season. But this year, for Carter Moss and Staci Henderson, there are more pressing issues to be dealt with. Carter has a new stepmother, another wedge in his already strained relationship with his father. Staci juggles school, a job and the recent loss of her grandfather, along with her mother’s often unpredictable moods. To make things even more complicated, while they may have grown up together, been childhood friends and even confidantes, for Carter and Staci, things have taken an awkward and unexpected turn.

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(FREE on 12/3) The Devil's Fire: A Pirate Adventure Novel by Matt Tomerlin -
The Devil’s Fire: A Pirate Adventure Novel

by Matt Tomerlin

Katherine Lindsay, the pampered young wife of a wealthy ship captain, has left her leisurely life in London to accompany her husband to America. So far their journey has been uneventful, even boring. But when ruthless pirates suddenly storm the ship to plunder her husband’s riches, Katherine is one of the treasures they steal, sparking a bloody chain of events that will alter the course of piracy in the Caribbean forever.

Whisked aboard a fearsome brigantine named “Harbinger”, she must contend with an ambitious pirate captain who wants her for his own, a sadistic quartermaster who firmly believes that women bring bad luck upon a ship, and a crew full of lustful miscreants. With no means of escape on the horizon, she quickly befriends a dashing young deckhand and a cowardly surgeon. As Katherine grows accustomed to life among pirates, she finds it increasingly difficult to resist her attraction to their wayward lifestyle and the thrill of high-seas adventure. But the memory of her dead husband weighs heavily on her conscience, and her rising guilt may prove to be the ultimate undoing of her kidnappers.

(FREE on 12/3) Harbored Secrets by Marie F Martin -
Harbored Secrets

by Marie F Martin

In May of 1935, Blinny Platt’s homestead shack burns to the ground forever leaving her family asunder, scattering them like the embers flew on the Montana wind. She was only eight-years-old, sent away and in charge of her little sister. She could handle that because Platts take care of Platts.

However, it is the hidden secrets of her parents smoldering beneath the charred remains that haunts Blinny until 1982. She once again leaves the home place to build a house for herself. As the foundation is poured and the walls go up, each of the hurtful memories are uncovered. Finally the mystery, left in the ashes of the burned home, is revealed. How could her mother do what she did?

(FREE on 12/3) 100 Easy Recipes In Jars by Bonnie Scott -
100 Easy Recipes In Jars

by Bonnie Scott

The most innovative way to give gifts from your kitchen. 100 Easy Recipes In Jars is a collection of easy to make, delicious jar recipes that will make a big dent in your holiday gift giving list.

100 Easy Recipes In Jars includes recipes for cookies, beverages, bars and snacks. There is also a tasty assortment of muffins, breads and hearty soups that everyone will enjoy.

The recipes use simple ingredients to create a homemade meal or snack that’s as easy to use as a store-bought mix. You do the hard part, while the recipient sits back and enjoys.

As an added bonus, readers have access to more than 2000 online labels and recipe cards to decorate and personalize their handcrafted gift. These handsome, professionally designed templates can be used to add a personal touch and create a one of a kind gift that will be the highlight of any occasion.

(FREE on 12/3) Apocalypse Weird: The Red King by Nick Cole -
Apocalypse Weird: The Red King

by Nick Cole

The end of the world is only the beginning as an odd band of survivors pull together to construct a modern-day castle amid the burning ruins of suburbia lost. As undead hordes and strange otherworldly monsters ravage what’s left of civilization, things begin to go from worse to weird as each survivor’s dark past unfolds, revealing that reality might be more than anyone ever thought, and that an ancient force from the outer dark has finally arrived to conquer.

(FREE on 12/3) Remembering Christmas: A Novel by Dan Walsh -
Remembering Christmas: A Novel

by Dan Walsh

Rick Denton lives his life on his terms. He works hard, plays hard, and answers to no one. So when his mother calls on Thanksgiving weekend begging him to come home after his stepfather has a stroke, Rick is more than a little reluctant. He’s never liked Art and resents the man’s presence in his life, despite the fact that his own father abandoned the family when Rick was just twelve. When what was supposed to be just a couple days helping out at the family bookstore turns into weeks of cashing out old ladies and running off the homeless man who keep hanging about, Rick’s attitude sours even more.

Still, slowly but surely, the little bookstore and its quirky patrons–as well as the lovely young woman who works at his side each day–work their magic on him, revealing to Rick the truth about his family, his own life, and the true meaning of Christmas. With skillful storytelling, Dan Walsh creates a Christmas story will have readers remembering every good and perfect gift of Christmas.

(FREE on 12/3) Face-off by Stacy Juba -

by Stacy Juba

Rival twin brothers battle on and off the ice in this hockey classic written when bestselling author Stacy Juba was just 16-years-old. Discover why this compelling novel about hockey players, high school sports, sportsmanship, sibling rivalry, and families dealing with divorce has appeared on so many reading lists including Best Books for Young Teen Readers Grades 7-10 and a list produced by the Hockey Hall of Fame’s Junior Education Program.

Brad’s twin brother T.J. has gotten himself out of the fancy prep school his father picked for him and into the public high school Brad attends. Now T.J. is a shining new star on the hockey team where Brad once held the spotlight. And he’s testing his popularity with Brad’s friends, eyeing Brad’s girl and competing to be captain of the team.

Meanwhile, the twins must also cope with problems at home, including divorcing parents and a troubled younger brother. The whole school is rooting for a big double-strength win…not knowing that their twin hockey stars are heating up the ice for a winner takes all face-off.

(FREE on 12/3) Journey To Landaran by Judy Goodwin -
Journey To Landaran

by Judy Goodwin

Aidah and her twin brother Tavish have always had a knack for getting into trouble. From pie stealing and pranks to hunting for magical creatures, they escaped notice in their tiny mountain village. Until now.

Aidah begins seeing visions through her brother’s eyes. He’s a Firestarter, gifted with the Talent to control light and heat, destined to become a Sun Mage in the great city of Landaran. But he doesn’t want to leave without his sister. As storm clouds gather, Aidah dreams of a beautiful man, a frightening man, calling to her. She fears the truth, that she may be developing a Talent of her own, one that will endanger everyone.

The power to read minds. To possess bodies. To travel inside dreams. In the world of Ernid, Spirit is the ultimate power.

Nations will go to war over them.

(FREE on 12/3) Hugo How Two Boys Learned Of Life From A Killer Shark by Michael McEachern -
Hugo How Two Boys Learned Of Life From A Killer Shark

by Michael McEachern

Hugo is the story of two boys, friends since early childhood, and their quest to catch a giant shark that swam the waters of coastal South Carolina during the summer of 1960. From the time they first sighted the behemoth they spent every day and many nights in the creeks, rivers and off the beaches of Beaufort County trying to catch a beast that dwarfed their leaky wooden skiff.

It is a story of a simpler time. The boys’ boat had no depth meter and no compass. There were no cell phones, yet parents routinely allowed their children to vanish “down the river” for days on end to fish and explore and socialize, an easy parental willingness that ended when townspeople began being killed by a shark bigger than anyone had ever seen.

It is a story of adventure, and of a summer that began in innocence, but ended in a tragedy that forced the boys toward manhood.

(FREE on 12/3) Fatal Affair: Book One Of The Fatal Series by Marie Force -
Fatal Affair: Book One Of The Fatal Series

by Marie Force

Washington, D.C., Metro Police Detective Sergeant Sam Holland needs a big win to salvage her career–and her confidence–after a disastrous investigation. The perfect opportunity arises when Senator John O’Connor is found brutally murdered in his bed, and Sam is assigned to the case. Matters get complicated when Sam has to team up with Nick Cappuano, O’Connor’s friend and chief of staff…and the man Sam had a memorable one-night stand with years earlier. Their sexual chemistry still sizzles, and Sam has to fight to stay focused on the case. Sleeping with a material witness is another mistake she can’t afford–especially when the bodies keep piling up.

(FREE on 12/3) Secrets Of The Alchemist by J.L. Burger -
Secrets Of The Alchemist

by J.L. Burger

The year is 1584. The alchemist Edward Kelley has arrived stupendously in Prague Castle, bedazzling the Royal Court with an awe-inspiring display of mystical power. The emperor is spellbound, convinced that this miracle-worker has come to save his empire in its time of need. But isn’t it all too good to be true?

Enter Nora and Tomik, two kids from the 21st century. She’s a quick-witted girl from New Jersey; he’s a Czech boy with a mischievous streak. All they want is someone to explain how they’ve ended up in a place where everyone has weird clothing and ugly teeth. Instead, they’re being told that they hold the fate of the empire in their hands. That would be fine… if they knew anything at all about life in the 1500s.

Nora may not know a chamber pot from a teapot, but it doesn’t take her long to realize that the celebrated alchemist Kelley is a fraud. As far as the emperor is concerned, however, the words of a mere girl carry little weight. The only way to get him to listen to reason is for Nora and Tomik to come up with some miracles of their own. But time is running out! The alchemist will do whatever it takes to put an end to the children’s meddling. Can Nora and Tomik outwit their wicked adversary and save the empire… or are they destined to become the victims of his next evil trick?

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