Do you know about BookBub? BookBub is a website that will send you emails with deals on ebooks. You create a profile and input your favorite genres, then BookBub will notify you with discounted and free ebooks available in those categories. You will have a few discounted bestsellers, but the majority of these books are not well known. This is a great option to feed your book habit when you are low on funds, or are just a cheap skate like me 🙂 I tried to select books from a variety of genres with decent ratings on Goodreads.
Disclaimer: These books are free as of March 18, 2016. The books are free for a limited time, so if you would like to take advantage of the offer, I suggest you go ahead and download them now.
Author: Susan Kiernan-Lewis
3.59 star rating (1,101 ratings) on Goodreads
A fun family vacation turns into an apocalyptic nightmare when a couple and their young son find themselves trapped in the Irish countryside during an international crisis. With all contact outside the country gone, all electricity and all non horse-powered vehicles useless and desperate bands of outlaws roaming the Emerald Isle, the time has come for one soft American family to reach deep within for the reserve of brains and courage to survive.
Author: S. L. Morgan
3.74 star rating (1,926 ratings) on Goodreads
Book 1 of the MULTI-AWARD and BEST SELLING new series that is captivating readers from around the world!
Men in Black meets Avatar! This promising and captivating world you will be brought into will keep you turning pages and never leave.
Reece Bryant is an average college student on Earth, or so she thought.
After setting out to finish settling the last of her father’s estate, she is not only faced with the grief of the horrific loss of her father again, but bizarre paranormal events that eventually lead her into a thrilling, yet terrifying situation.
After being rescued by a enigmatic man who mysteriously battled and defeated two men trying to attack her, Reece is left with nothing but to trust this man for her protection.
Overwhelmed when she is transported into a majestic and mesmerizing dimension, Reece will soon learn the truth of who she is and why she was brought into this fascinating new world.
After accepting that these men, Levi and Harrison had only served to protect her, Reece must now accept that her life will be changed forever. Will She ever return to Earth and the normal life she once had?
Once a strange attraction begins to form between her and her personal guardian, Levi, who is also the Emperor’s son, everyone’s life is forced into danger.
Jealousy, betrayal and hatred will lead Reece and the Guardians into the greatest danger they believe they could ever face.
Follow Reece as she accepts the impossible conspiracies are true, and you just might be left wondering for yourself…is there really life out there and if so, are there beings that serve to protect humans on Earth from the dangerous beings who serve to harm and terrorize humans.
Author: Richard Turner
3.67 star rating (659 ratings) on Goodreads
In 1931, during its maiden voyage, the British Airship Goliath mysteriously disappears without a trace. Hidden deep inside is a secret that could change the world.
Present day, in The Philippines, an attempted kidnapping draws historian Jennifer March and former soldier Ryan Mitchell into a deadly race to find the Goliath before a mysterious figure who threatens to topple governments and the lives of millions. From Alaska, to West Africa to Iceland the hunt for the truth is on.
Author: James Conroyd Martin
3.98 star rating (1,562 ratings) on Goodreads
A panoramic and epic novel in the grand romantic style, PUSH NOT THE RIVER is the rich story of Poland in the late 1700s–a time of heartache and turmoil as the country’s once peaceful people are being torn apart by neighboring countries and divided loyalties. It is then, at the young and vulnerable age of seventeen, when Lady Anna Maria Berezowska loses both of her parents and must leave the only home she has ever known.
With Empress Catherine’s Russian armies streaming in to take their spoils, Anna is quickly thrust into a world of love and hate, loyalty and deceit, patriotism and treason, life and death. Even kind Aunt Stella, Anna’s new guardian who soon comes to personify Poland’s courage and spirit, can’t protect Anna from the uncertain future of the country.
Anna, a child no longer, turns to love and comfort in the form of Jan, a brave patriot and architect of democracy, unaware that her beautiful and enigmatic cousin Zofia has already set her sights on the handsome young fighter. Thus Anna walks unwittingly into Zofia’s jealous wrath and darkly sinister intentions. Forced to survive several tragic events, many of them orchestrated by the crafty Zofia, a strengthened Anna begins to learn to place herself in the way of destiny–for love and for country. Heeding the proud spirit of her late father, Anna becomes a major player in the fight against the countries who come to partition her beloved Poland.
PUSH NOT THE RIVER is based on the true eighteenth century diary of Anna Maria Berezowska, a Polish countess who lived through the rise and fall of the historic Third of May Constitution. Vivid, romantic, and thrillingly paced, it paints the emotional and unforgettable story of the metamorphosis of a nation–and of a proud and resilient young woman.
Author: Carl Waters
4.16 star rating (99 ratings) on Goodreads
Young slave George Harris is a self-taught inventor with an owner who despises him. Slavery has forced him apart from his wife, Eliza, and their three-year-old son Harry, who belong to another owner. George dreams of the day he can escape north and work for his family’s freedom, but no amount of careful planning could prepare him for what came next.
When Eliza learns that her owner plans to sell Harry to pay off a debt, she runs north at once. George must escape too, if he has any hope of finding his family before the slave hunters do. They’ll all travel to Canada, a journey that’s treacherous, long, and often deadly. Will George and Eliza find their freedom or die trying?
Burning Uncle Tom’s Cabin is the first book in a series that nimbly reimagines Harriet Beecher Stowe’s original novel and it includes nerve-wracking suspense, memorable characters, heartbreaking cruelty, and a compelling story told through powerful and refreshing writing.
Author: Jan Moran
3.74 star rating (176 ratings) on Goodreads
Verena Valent is at the helm of her family’s legendary Swiss skincare company, which caters to a glamorous clientele in the heart of Beverly Hills. After her parents are killed in an automobile accident, she becomes the sole provider for her younger twin sisters and her grandmother. Instead of attending college with her friends as planned, she rises to the challenge to guide and expand her family’s business. She is in the midst of a critical international expansion into Asia when her carefully organized life begins to unravel.
Verena is shaken to discover that her fiancé, Derrick, might be behind a scheme to take over her growing company. While she struggles to save the business that means everything to her, she meets Lance, an executive chef at the Beverly Hills Hotel. She encounters this intriguing man again while on a business trip to Paris, and soon gains a new perspective on love, romance, and relationships.
When the unthinkable occurs and Verena’s world collapses, her friends rally around her, among them Scarlett Sandoval, a top intellectual property attorney; Dahlia DuBois, a perfumer from an esteemed line of French perfumers; and Fianna Fitzgerald, a fashion designer with her own trendy boutique.
Ultimately, Verena learns that truth, family, friendship, and love are the unshakable pillars of life. But will she get a second chance in business, or in love?
Rating: PG for mild language and sexual content. (No strong language, graphic sex, rape, or violence).
Flawless is the first book in the Love, California series. Follow a group of smart, stylish, entrepreneurial friends as they navigate the turbulences of modern life in the business of beauty. Set in Beverly Hills with action flung across the globe, this engaging series features gutsy, determined best friends, and how they manage to live the lives of their dreams.
Author: Jill Williamson
4.06 star rating (103 ratings) on Goodreads
The god of the soil is furious. Volcanic eruptions, sinkholes, earthquakes–everything points to his unhappiness. At least this is what the people of Armania in the Five Realms believe.
Amid the unsettling state of the world around them, the princes of Armania live their lives focused more on who will claim the throne after their sickly father, King Echad, dies. That is until Prince Wilek’s concubine turns up dead–beside her, a bloodied message that seems to have come from the mother realms.
Author: Mindy Klasky
3.68 star rating (4,342 ratings) on Goodreads
A humorous paranormal romance by USA Today bestselling author Mindy Klasky.
Jane Madison has a problem. Or two. Or three. She’s working as a librarian, trapped in absurd period costumes and serving up expensive lattes in an effort to keep her employer’s budget in the black. She has a desperate crush on her Imaginary Boyfriend, a professor who uses her library. Her doting grandmother is determined to reunite her with her long-absent mother. And now she’s been told she isn’t getting a well-deserved raise—instead, she can live for free in an ancient, dusty cottage on the library grounds.
When Jane settles into her new home, she discovers a hidden chamber lined with books—a world-class collection on witchcraft. She begins to read, never suspecting she has the power to work actual magic. Her first spell awakens a smart-mouthed feline familiar. Her second makes her irresistible to men. Those magical workings draw an overbearing astral enforcer, David Montrose. Will magic solve Jane’s problems? Or only bring her more disasters?
Author: Marie Astor
3.46 star rating (4,232 ratings) on Goodreads
Janet Maple’s stellar career ended with a lay off and her boyfriend of almost five years told her that he wants to be just friends. When she lands a job at one of New York’s premier boutique investment firms, Janet begins to hope that her luck is finally turning for the better. Not only is she happy with her new paycheck, but things also seem to be looking up on the personal front, as the company’s handsome attorney expresses keen interest in Janet. However, her euphoria is short-lived, as Janet soon discovers alarming facts about her new employer’s business tactics. When her boss dismisses her suspicions as groundless, Janet finds herself confiding to a cute IT engineer, Dean Snider. The closer she gets to Dean, the more Janet is tempted to break her rule of not dating co-workers, but what she doesn’t realize is that everything she knows about Dean, including his occupation and even his name, is a lie.
Dennis Walker is a top-notch white collar crime investigator who will stop at nothing to put culprits away. When an opportunity for an undercover assignment at one of New York’s premier boutique investment firms comes up, Dennis jumps at the chance, adopting a persona of geeky IT engineer, Dean Snider. While he may be an ace at his job, years of experience fail him when Dennis meets Janet Maple and finds himself torn between his professional obligations and his personal desires. Will he have to choose between his feelings and duty, or will he find a way to satisfy both?
Author: Darryl Donaghue
3.48 star rating (950 ratings) on Goodreads
A murdered priest leaves behind records of confessional secrets…Secrets someone would prefer he took to the grave.
Read the first novel in the Sarah Gladstone series. New British Detective Novel from former British Detective Darryl Donaghue
A small town in the English countryside isolated by a severe storm, and a young female officer, alone and out of her depth. A troubled priest is brutally murdered, leaving behind a journal of the residents’ confessional secrets; secrets certain people would have preferred he took to the grave.
As word spreads, the pressure rises as the eyes of the town watch her every move. With no forensic team, no support and a savage killer hiding in a turbulent town, is PC Sarah Gladstone up to the task?
Author: Scott William Carter
3.81 star rating (1,814 ratings) on Goodreads
A curmudgeon. An iconoclast. A loner. That’s how people describe Garrison Gage, and that’s when they’re being charitable.
After his wife’s brutal murder in New York, and Gage himself is beaten nearly to death, the crippled private investigator retreats three thousand miles to the quaint coastal town of Barnacle Bluffs, Oregon. He spends the next five years in a convalescent stupor, content to bide his time filling out crossword puzzles and trying to forget that his wife’s death is his fault. But all that changes when he discovers the body of a young woman washed up on the beach, and his conscience draws him back into his old occupation – forcing him to confront the demons of his own guilt before he can hope to solve the girl’s murder.
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