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(FREE on 12/18) 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.

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(FREE on 12/18) Of Windmills And War by Diane Moody -
Of Windmills And War

by Diane Moody

The rumblings of war in distant countries mattered little to Danny McClain. Growing up in Chicago, his world revolved around after-school jobs, a rescued beagle, his pen pal in Holland, and the Cubs’ chance to go to the World Series. Then, in December of 1941, during his first year at Northwestern University, news of the attack on Pearl Harbor hit much too close to home. After a series of unexpected events over the next couple of years, Danny found himself in the co-pilot seat of a B-17, stationed with the 390th Bomb Group in Framlingham, England.

Anya Versteeg had been just a teenager when Hitler’s troops invaded her homeland of Holland in May of 1940. Forced to grow up much too fast, the feisty preacher’s daughter eagerly immersed herself in the Dutch Resistance and its many efforts to thwart the enemy. Certain that God had turned His back on Holland, she closed her heart and did whatever she had to do to save her country before it was too late.

By 1945, the people of Occupied Holland were starving. Cut off from the outside world in retaliation for their failed attempt to oust the Germans invaders, the Dutch had no food, no electricity, no fuel, and little hope of surviving. Thousands were dying every day. Then, just days before the war ended, help came to The Netherlands like manna from heaven.

Operation Chowhound held special meaning for Lieutenant Danny McClain. Somewhere below in the battered land of tulips and windmills was the girl who needed rescuing–after rescuing so many others. And he would move heaven and earth to find her.

(FREE on 12/18) Spending Spree by Ryan Wiley -
Spending Spree

by Ryan Wiley

What would you do if you had one hundred thousand dollars to spend every day for the rest of your life?

Johnny Davis is a twenty-five year old loser, still living with his parents and working the same job he did when he was sixteen.

A few days after his mom helps him open his very own checking account, Johnny discovers something unusual – a one hundred thousand-dollar deposit that is definitely not from his parents. He soon finds that whatever amount he spends in one day is fully reimbursed the following morning.

His friend, Dave, convinces him not to tell anyone and to go on the spending spree of a lifetime – which is exactly what Johnny does.

But where’s the money coming from? And how much trouble is Johnny in for when someone finds out?

The answers turn out to be far worse than he ever could have imagined.

(FREE on 12/18) In Love By Christmas: A Paranormal Romance by Sandy Nathan -
In Love By Christmas: A Paranormal Romance

by Sandy Nathan

Leroy Watches Jr. is a shaman whose Power is a bit quirky. Sometimes it makes things worse.Despite his flaw, he must save his soul mate from her addictions, her father, and Evil Incarnate, or she’ll be damned forever.

Trying to unite with his true love, Leroy embarks on a pilgrimage that takes him to the highest levels of European society. As he travels, his shamanic Power grows. So does the Dark Lord’s hatred of him.

He learns a lot. One thing he learns is his prospective father-in-law “has a few fleas.” Will Duane came a long way spiritually at his Grandfather’s retreat, but he’s got a long way to go. Will demands that Leroy and Cass be in love by Christmas. He’s used to getting his own way; Will is the richest man in the world.

If they aren’t in love, what then? You’ll find out. Leroy doesn’t know if he can find Cass by Christmas, much less be truly in love with the real woman. What if Cass’s addictions can’t be overcome? What if he can’t heal her soul?

(FREE on 12/18) Henry Wood Detective Agency by Brian Meeks -
Henry Wood Detective Agency

by Brian Meeks

Henry Wood is suffering greatly from a festive night of saying goodbye to 1954. His world is one of black and white, right and wrong, but his life is about to change and there will forever be shades of grey. An average detective, with a passion for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Henry is about to be hired by a beautiful woman, to find her father and his journal. It seems simple enough, but when a second woman appears, wanting his services, to find the same journal, he suspects he might be in over his head. He’s right. They are the least of his problems. The local mafia boss, Tommy ‘The Knife’, wants the journal too. As long as it is missing, he is vulnerable, and the other bosses smell blood in the water.

Who can Henry trust? Henry has a mysterious benefactor that he has never met, but seems to have his best interest at heart. Will Henry take the help that is offered? Does he have a choice?

(FREE on 12/18) Losing Weight Kit: Tips For Easy And Fun Weight Loss by Laurel Mace -
Losing Weight Kit: Tips For Easy And Fun Weight Loss

by Laurel Mace

Discover how to finally lose weight by applying a set of simple principles. While many books give you complicated diets and meal plans, endless types of exercises that require a lot of time at the gym, they are not dealing with what to do when you SLIP UP. This book is a complete kit for losing weight fast, fun and easy. You will find your motivation for losing weight by applying simple principles, a special 20 minutes workout for burning 500 calories and other interesting new methods.

The important thing is that this book is designed for busy people and beginners that can’t stick with “a plan”, so it gives you a lot of simple tips and tricks to employ when you just want to have that cake or how to form new healthy habits step by step.

(FREE on 12/18) Almost A Bride, A Western Romance by Patricia McLinn -
Almost A Bride, A Western Romance

by Patricia McLinn

Dave Currick was everything Matty Brennan wanted for as along as she could remember. Right up until he broke her heart six years ago. Now that she’s returned to Wyoming for good, what she wants more than anything is to save her family’s ranch. Even if that means swallowing her pride and asking Dave to marry her.

Matty’s up to something – Dave knows that much. Just as he knows that Matty needs help, so of course he’ll provide it, just as he has all her life. Doing what’s best for Matty is second nature, and part of the cowboy code. Even when it comes to marrying her in name only. Although he can’t resist one hot-blooded kiss after the I-dos.

Maybe – just maybe – his Matty will become more to him than Almost a Bride.

Wildflowers have to be strong and resilient to bloom amid the rugged western beauty of Wyoming – and so do the women.

(FREE on 12/18) A Favorite Son by Uvi Poznansky -
A Favorite Son

by Uvi Poznansky

This story is a present-day twist on the biblical story of Jacob and his mother Rebecca plotting together against the elderly father Isaac, who is lying on his deathbed, in order to get their hands on the inheritance, and on the power in the family. This is no old fairy tale. Its power is here and now, in each one of us.

Listening to Yankle telling his take on events, we understand the bitter rivalry between him and his brother. We become intimately engaged with every detail of the plot, and every shade of emotion in these flawed, yet fascinating characters. He yearns to become his father’s favorite son, seeing only one way open to him, to get that which he wants: deceit

“What if my father would touch me,” asks Yankle. In planning his deception, it is not love for his father, nor respect for his age that drives his hesitation—rather, it is the fear to be found out.

And so—covering his arm with the hide of a kid, pretending to be that which he is not—he is now ready for the last moment he is going to have with his father.

(FREE on 12/18) Handro by Travis Mohrman -

by Travis Mohrman

Centuries after a civilization-ending event, the world is a very different place. Handro’s life has not been easy, and while he has people that care about him, he keeps his distance, forever searching for something he doesn’t realize he desperately needs.

But Handro may have gone too far as he sets out on a new path that quickly grows dark and twisted. Confronted with madness and betrayal, Handro finds facing his own mortality may be easier than traveling the unexplored landscape within his soul.

(FREE on 12/18) The Christmas Shoppe by Melody Carlson -
The Christmas Shoppe

by Melody Carlson

A small town. An eccentric newcomer. And an unusual store that is more than meets the eye. In this charming story full of sweet surprises, find out what happens when curiosity gets the best of people and they enter the Christmas Shoppe.

(FREE on 12/18) The Rain by Joseph Turkot -
The Rain

by Joseph Turkot

There are a lot of stories about how the rain started.

The thing that always comes to mind first isn’t the how though, it’s the how much. Russell still does the math too: 15, 5,400, and 8,550. 15 inches a day, 5,400 a year, and 8,550 feet since the start.

We have no idea if it’s accurate. But it’s important to think about it, he says, because it reminds us to keep moving. I’m Tanner. Russell plucked me from the rain when I was two.

Fourteen years ago we left Philadelphia. As the water rose, we moved west, hoping the elevation would keep us warm and dry. Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Sioux Falls, Rapid City. Now we’re stranded on the islands in Wyoming. Russell thinks they used to be the Bighorn mountains. But we can’t go back now. There’s no warm and there’s no dry anymore. Just a rumor about a place where it isn’t raining. So we’re going to try to make it—520 miles south to Leadville. But we can’t drift east, the Great Plains have become waterspout alley, a raging tomb of moving water.

Together we push on, surviving, heading to Leadville. But something is wrong with him now. He says it’s nothing. But his breathing doesn’t sound that way.

Exposure, pruned hands, and infection. But since, Rapid City, it’s the face eaters too. And the crack in the canoe that’s growing. And the ice I think I see on the water. Russell thinks it’s my imagination.

We cling to the last strips of the veneer. And each other.

(FREE on 12/18) Burgling The Dragon: A Fantastical, Sword & Sorcery Adventure by Aimee Easterling -
Burgling The Dragon: A Fantastical, Sword & Sorcery Adventure

by Aimee Easterling

Can a street-thief-turned-cat defeat a dragon and regain her human form?

Life was tough but manageable when orphan Nat had to pick pockets to stay alive. But a house-breaking attempt gone wrong leaves her covered in fur and sporting a tail.

The only way to break the curse? Drip some dragon’s blood on her paws.

In the process of facing a beast who has conquered hundreds of knights, Nat will have to come to terms with her deepest fear.

If she fails, the orphan will end up the way she began — back on the streets, but this time, entirely alone.

(FREE on 12/18) Frostbite by Julia Dweck -

by Julia Dweck

A delightful story of one boy’s wish for a dog of his very own.

After a wintry mix of snow and love, two icy mounds of snow come to life with a bark, a wiggle and a wag. The wonder of childhood is born in this frisky snowpup named Frostbite. Children will be enchanted by the artistry of Robb Mommaerts, whose illustrations perfectly capture the magic of this imaginative picture book. Told in rhyme by a little boy whose dream comes true, this tale will warm the heart of young readers and any parent who remembers wishing for a dog of their very own.

So that’s the truth amidst the snow—

As day turned into night,

I found a dog to call my own.

I’m glad I caught Frostbite.

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