Free E-Books: 06.11.21

This is a weekly post that I am going to post a bit about the books I have sourced for free. Quite a few finds again this week 😊

I usually find out about these E-Books through social media, through emails I receive from Hello Books and authors newsletters. I have received my Prime First Reads book this week. I have been a bit nervous about this post as I’m not sure how people feel about getting E-Books for free, but in my eyes I could find a new author I wouldn’t have otherwise thought of and I will be posting reviews for them all.

In this weekly post, I would like to mention the books I have found and downloaded, so that others may have a chance to be introduced to new authors and the books are promoted before I get a around to reading them.

Amazon Prime First Reads:

💜 At First Light – Barbara Nickless

This was my pick this month on Amazon Prime’s first Reads.

Hello Books – Amazon:

These books were sourced through emails I received by Hello Books and were purchased for free on Amazon. There are a number of genres to choose through this email service, and I pick the ones which sound like the type of books I would like to read. Please note these were free at the time of this posting on 06.11.21 and in the UK region.

The Retirement Party – Graham H. Miller

Genre: Crime/Thriller

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Would you break the law to do the right thing, even if you were a police officer?
DC Emma Angel is used to doing everything for herself and relying on no-one. The young women whose deaths she investigates are too close to her age for comfort. As a trainee detective she joins a tight-knit team and must choose how far she will compromise her principles to fit in.
DCI Rob Haines is used to having a team that obeys his every order. He has always done whatever is necessary to protect Bradwick. Now the increasing threat of big city drug gangs, and a serial killer on the loose in his home town, push him and his team to the edge.
Angel and Haines find the killer the night before a big raid and have to deal with a shocking truth that will change everything.

Rating on Goodreads: 4.15

Exercise is Murder – Bruce Hammack

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Synopsis from Goodreads:

It’s no accident…it’s murder.

Found at the bottom of his exercise pool, police believe the death of Steve Smiley’s friend is an accident. Smiley doesn’t buy it.

There are a lot of things a blind man can do, but solve a murder alone isn’t one of them. He needs a partner…one who knows their way around a crime scene. In walks McBlythe. Only time will tell if she’s a help or a hindrance.

Armed with years of experience as a homicide detective and his new partner, Smiley sets out to find a killer. He knows he’s on the right trail when a bullet whizzes by. Will Steve resurrect his life as a master crime solver, or will his sleuthing get them both killed?

Rating on Goodreads: 4.26

Social Media finds:

When scrolling through Facebook & Twitter sometimes I find out about free E-books available. Sometimes these are through Amazon other times they are through newsletter sign ups. Please note again these were available free at the time I obtained them, they may not be free now.

You are Invited – Sarah A. Denzil

Source: Facebook Post – Purchase Amazon

(Currently £2.99 to buy or free on Kindle Unlimited)

Genre: Horror/Thriller

Synopsis from Goodreads:

When Cath receives her invitation to The Event–a monetised retreat for social media influencers–she can’t believe her luck. Irene Jobert is the most famous influencer in the world, and now Cath will be one of the five participants chosen to stay with Irene in a renovated Transylvanian monastery.

The catch? Their every move will be live-streamed to millions of people around the world. Patrons pay for constant access to their favourite social media stars: Irene, the model; Nathan, the gamer; Jules, the blogger; Daniel, the fitness guru; and Cath, the writer.

Nestled halfway up a mountain, the five are isolated, with nothing but the internet to connect them to the world. That is,until eagle-eyed live-stream followers all around the globe notice a sixth participant. A dark figure lurking in the background.

They thought they were alone. Perhaps they were wrong.

Goodreads Rating: 3.86

Book of Secrets – D.F. Hart

Source: Book Cave Email Newsletter – Purchase Amazon

Genre: Thriller/Mystery

Synopsis from Goodreads:

The gripping first installment of the Vital Secrets Series.

They survive a nightmare – but they don’t escape unscathed.

A harrowing ordeal puts FBI profiler Nathan Thomas and girlfriend Bella Amsel face to face with pure evil.

Little do they know – it’s only the beginning.

The psychopath obsessed with Bella isn’t giving up that easily.

Will Nathan sacrifice everything he stands for to keep Bella safe?

Goodreads Rating: 4.11

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Dotty Dices With Death – Diane Ezzard

Source: Author Newsletter Email – Purchase Amazon

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Synopsis from Goodreads:

“Suspicious death of local DJ,” read the headlines. The man of Dotty’s dreams turns into something of a nightmare.
Meeting the tall, dark, handsome foreigner at her new job in the casino, Dotty thinks all her Christmases have come at once. Instead, she discovers a trail of lies and deceit, to say nothing of a suspicious package.
Was Dotty the last one to see him alive? Did the police suspect she was involved?
With the help of her friends, Dotty sets out to unravel the mystery around the tragic murder.
She should never have ignored the warning given by the mystery woman.

Goodreads Rating: 4.04

Finding Hope’s Ridge – Silver McKenzie

Source: Bookcave Newsletter Email – Purchase Amazon

(Currently 99p to buy or free with Kindle Unlimited)

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Can shattered hearts be healed?

Dealing with the trauma of recurring nightmares and nursing a broken heart, Zane Larsen arrives in Hope’s Ridge resolved to recover his self-confidence and find a new direction for his life. However, he’s stunned to discover he still has feelings he can’t ignore for his sister’s best friend, the one woman in Hope’s Ridge who’s hated him since high school.

When her business plans crumble overnight, Asha Jones is wrong to assume life can’t get any worse. She’s made an enemy of an influential local property developer, and the man who crushed her heart ten years earlier has returned to town. Sure, she can do her best to ignore Zane’s existence, but what will she do when her feelings resurface for him? She can’t go there again…can she?

Zane needs to redeem himself and fight for a second chance. But is working with the man who wants to destroy Asha’s business a guaranteed way to reignite her hate – or could it be an opportunity to change her opinion of him?

Goodreads Rating: 4.31

Stolen Lives – D.P. Johnson

Source: Author Facebook Post – Purchase Amazon

Genre: Thriller

Synopsis from Amazon:

DCI James Quinn is haunted by past mistakes: his failure to secure the conviction of a vicious killer; and his failure to prevent the tragic death of his beloved wife.

By day, he works to rescue sex-trafficked women and bring down the clandestine criminal network involved in their enslavement. By night, he toils covertly to prove that his tormentor, Troy Perkins, is the “Dell Ripper” — the man responsible for the murder and disembowelment of a trafficked sex worker.

As the two-year anniversary of the murder approaches and convinced the fledgling killer is ready to strike again, James enlists the help of a local journalist to appeal for new information. But events soon take a rapid turn for the worse when another body is discovered in circumstances bearing the grim hallmarks of the Dell Ripper.

Meanwhile, the wife of a wealthy businessman is looking forward to celebrating their wedding anniversary. The evening doesn’t go exactly to plan, and by the morning another murder has been added to James Quinn’s burgeoning caseload.

Close to breaking point, can James summon the strength to stop the emboldened killer who now has James’s new love interest firmly in his sights?

Goodreads Rating: N/A (No Ratings Yet)

Never Seen a Rainbow at Christmas – Elaine Spires

Source: Author Facebook Post – Amazon Purchase

Genre: Christmas

Synopsis from Amazon:

Like a rhinestone Miss Havisham, Eloise plans to spend Christmas alone, lying on the settee, crying her eyes out and listening to Dolly Parton’s Greatest Hits. But a fall in the sleet two nights before Christmas lands her at the feet of rough sleeper Adam who is fighting his own demons. Limping, cut and bruised, she has no alternative but to accept his offer of help. And instead of rejection and solitude there’s friendship and company and the festive season suddenly seems brighter. Eloise’s never seen a rainbow at Christmas… Until now.

Goodreads Rating: 4.58

Kind of Book – Amazon

I have found another new notification site for free e-books, which you then purchase through Amazon. The site is Kind of Book, the link is for the UK site but they also have a site for the US and DE too which you can access from this link. Once again these were free when I purchased but they may not be now. I receive daily emails with deals, this is what I have found so far that has taken my interest:

A Wrong Way Home – Alice Orr

Genre: Suspense Romance

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Going home can be dangerous…

Kara Cartwright returns to her hometown on the same night Anthony Benton is murdered. But she doesn’t know anything about that. She only knows she vowed never to come back to Riverton, New York or to see Matt Kalli – the man she once loved and still lusts for.

Matt has made a vow of his own. He’ll never forgive Kara, the woman who loved him then betrayed him nine years ago. And he can’t forgive himself for the way she’s stuck in his heart – and in other parts of his body too.

All these two have in common is their undeniable sexual attraction for each other and their hatred of Anthony Benton. Now Benton’s dead and they could be suspects. People they care deeply about could be suspects too. That gives Matt and Kara something else in common – a dangerous search for the real killer before he murders again.

A Wrong Way Home is the 1st book in the Riverton Road Romantic Suspense Series set in and around Riverton, New York, a town in the remote North Country. Danger and romance featuring the Kalli family, the four Kalli brothers and the fortunate people who find safety and a warm welcome at Kalli Corner on Riverton Road. 

Goodreads Rating: 3.73

The Old Sugar Wharf Pretty Beach – Polly Babbington

(Currently £2.39 to buy or free on Kindle Unlimited)

Genre: Romance

Synopsis from Amazon:

Phoebe Tillington has spent years waiting. Way too many years. And so when she arrives in our favourite little town, she decides that she will never wait for anything or anyone ever again.

As we watch her land in delightful Pretty Beach and the town wraps her up in its charms we ooh and ahh and wonder quite how she’s going to get on. Will she forget the past and settle into coastal life?

Despite thinking that she has nothing, no one to love and nowhere she really belongs, things begin to change when a man at the end of the garden takes her very much by surprise.

Get lost in Polly’s magical love, life and friendship ingredients and be whisked away to a place where the sea sparkles, the sun shines and the locals say hello as they go about their business.

Goodreads Rating: 4.63

Harry Hunter Mystery Series Books 1&2 – Willow Rose

(Currently £4.43 to buy or free on Kindle Unlimited)

Genre: Thriller/Mystery

Synopsis from Goodreads:

BOOK 1: ALL THE GOOD GIRLS:
Detective Harry Hunter of Miami PD’s homicide squad throws himself into a case no one asked him to solve.

Four teenagers from one of Miami’s affluent neighborhoods are murdered on a boat. Another is found dead in a dumpster. All five of them go to the same school and are on a list of witnesses to another crime.

Because he’s in bad standing with his boss, Harry is given the task of protecting a possible future victim, but Harry isn’t always known to follow his boss’s orders.

Soon, he’ll risk everything while racing to stop a killer who has left everyone else in the homicide squad shaking in terror.

BOOK 2: RUN GIRL RUN:
When a mother and her child are pulled out of the harbor in their car, the case seems pretty straightforward for Miami PD and Detective Harry Hunter.

Everything points to a murder-suicide.

They were homeless, living in their car, and the mother decided to end it all for them both by driving into the water.

But the case is not what it looks like, Detective Harry Hunter soon realizes.

Harry’s daughter is carrying devastating knowledge about their deaths, and soon she becomes the killer’s next target.

As Harry races to protect her, he is betrayed by someone he thought he knew, leaving him terrified of trusting anyone in a town filled with liars.

Goodreads Rating: 4.36

Falling into you – Jasinda Wilder

(Currently £4.36 to buy)

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Synopsis from Goodreads:

I wasn’t always in love with Colton Calloway; I was in love with his younger brother, Kyle, first. Kyle was my first one true love, my first in every way.

Then, one stormy August night, he died, and the person I was died with him.

Colton didn’t teach me how to live. He didn’t heal the pain. He didn’t make it okay. He taught me how to hurt, how to not be okay, and, eventually, how to let go.

Goodreads Rating: 4.03

Scent of a Killer – Lisbeth Reade

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Witches, cats, and murder — oh, my!

Socialite/Aromatherapist Ella Sweeting wasn’t expecting much for her twenty-second birthday, certainly not three magical Aunts (and their cats) who barge into her home and inform her she’s a witch. Which turns out to be a nice surprise, after all.

But just as she’s getting to know her eccentric Aunts and learn to harness her newfound magic, a shocking murder threatens the entire world she’s just uncovered. Her mother’s best friend is found dead, with her Aunts’ fingerprints all over the murder weapon, and Ella must act to save her family.

Combining forces with Rory, the cute mailman she’s been crushing on, Ella uses her skills of scent and sense to track the killer. But when clues cross social classes, Ella realizes that catching the killer could alienate Rory.

Will Ella catch the killer and still get her man?

Goodreads Rating: 3.94

Not Like Her – H.K. Christie

Genre: Thriller/Mystery

Synopsis from Goodreads:

A battered mother. A possessive boyfriend. Can she save herself from a similar fate?

Selena longs to flee her uneasy home life. Prepping every spare minute for a college escape, the headstrong, high school senior vows never to be like her alcoholic mom with her string of abusive boyfriends. So when Selena finds her beaten nearly to death, she knows safety is slipping away…

With her mother’s violent lover evading justice, Selena’s cute new beau’s offer to move in seems Heaven-sent. But jealous rage and a renewed search for her long-lost father threaten to pull her back into harm’s way.

Can Selena break free of an ugly past, or will brutal men crush her hopes of a better future?

Goodreads Rating: 4.10

The Aura – Carrie Bedford

Genre: Paranormal/Mystery

Synopsis from Goodreads:

SHE KNOWS WHO’S GOING TO DIE! BUT NO ONE WILL BELIEVE HER…
Life spins out of control for London architect Kate Benedict when she sees a dancing aura above certain people’s heads that seems to signal death. Suddenly she’s psychic. But that can’t be! Psychic’s not acceptable in her circle, where the supernatural is strictly for the superstitious. And yet…people are dying. People close to her.

Kate’s tentative attempts to talk about her new-found metaphysical gift are met with eye rolls, so much so that she can’t even tell the nice Scotland Yard detective who’s investigating the death of a close friend, Rebecca Williams. And now Rebecca’s neighbor has an aura.

So what’s Kate to do but try to save him by turning detective herself? A break-in and attack on her boyfriend confirm that the murderer’s catching on that Kate knows too much. But he (or maybe she) has no idea that what Kate knows is a little on the paranormal side.

Goodreads Rating: 3.95

Backwater Bay – Steven Becker

Genre: Thriller/Mystery/Crime

Synopsis from Goodreads:

How much would it take for you to kill someone close?
From Bestselling Author Steven Becker comes a new mystery series:
When a body is found floating in the mangroves of Biscayne National Park, Special Agent Kurt Hunter has his first real case. He’s not looking for the spotlight or notoriety—he’s had both with disastrous results. But that seems unavoidable as the trail leads him to South Beach and his introduction to the culture there is anything but comfortable.
In the National Parks Service’s version of the witness protection program, Kurt quickly finds out that the pristine waters surrounding Miami are very different from the National Forest he transferred from. Follow Kurt through this new world as he unearths a crooked families greed to solve the case.

Goodreads Rating: 3.93

Christmas on Main Street – Leeanna Morgan

Genre: Christmas/Romance

Synopsis from Goodreads:

This Christmas, something magical is happening in Sapphire Bay.

Emma loves everything about living in Sapphire Bay. The scenery in the small Montana town is spectacular, her communications business is thriving, and her six-year-old twins are happy. When a Christmas Facebook post goes viral, Emma and her friends are swamped with people asking Santa for help. But it’s her twins’ Christmas wish that breaks her heart.

Jack Devlin finds missing people. When his brother asks him to locate Emma’s ex-husband, he thinks it’s going to be an easy case. But the more time he spends with Emma, the more complicated their relationship becomes. With more than one heart on the line, will they go back to their old lives or risk everything for a once-in-a-lifetime kind of love?

Goodreads Rating: 4.21

Frankie Sparrow: Private Investigator – Ewan McGregor

Genre: Children’s Book – Ages 7-12

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Frankie Sparrow is always getting into trouble. This time he is paying the price …

It’s the school holidays and instead of enjoying himself with friends, Frankie is being forced to get a job.

It’s a good thing he’s going to work with his uncle, as a Private Investigator!

With a nest-robber on the loose and a missing teacher to track down, Frankie and his Uncle Charlie have no time to waste. However, little does Frankie know that getting a job might just land him in the biggest trouble of his life!

Goodreads Rating: 4.13

Refuge at Pine Lake – Rose Chandler Johnson

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Synopsis from Goodreads:

“ … a tender story of healing and finding a place to belong. This sweet, Southern romance doesn’t disappoint.” – Liz Talley Robin Lancaster, a twenty-six-year-old former kindergarten teacher, has her summer and her life all figured out. She’s ready to be on her own, writing and illustrating her children’s stories at her family’s beloved lake house. Once there, she intends to rekindle a romance with Caleb Jackson, the area’s top hunting and fishing guide, and bag him for herself.Complications arise from the start when Robin finds out her mother has rented the lake house to a man they know nothing about. Matthew McLaughlin, forty-year-old widowed university professor and author from California, shows up at Pine Lake in crisis. A sabbatical might be his only hope to save much more than his career. He needs a place of refuge. Sharing the lake house with a lighthearted young woman and her dog is the last thing on his mind. Caleb Jackson has his own plans. He’s used to things going his way, but a man staying in Robin’s house presents unforeseen challenges. When paths unavoidably entangle for these three, hearts are on the line.

Goodreads Rating: 4.57

A Pinch of Salt – Bethany Lopez

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Synopsis from Goodreads:

For the past year, talented chef Millie has been consumed with running her new catering business with her sisters, Dru and Tasha. It isn’t until Jackson walks through their door that she realizes something may be missing in the recipe of her life.

For the past year, Jackson has been dealing with the fallout of his wife’s abandonment. He’s had to learn how to be a single father to their eight-year-old daughter, and will do anything to fill the void her mother left. It isn’t until he commissions Millie for his daughter’s birthday party that he realizes he’s forgotten that he’s not only a father, but a man.

They both think they’re content in their lives, but sometimes the right amount of spice can turn an okay dish into a magnificent one. A Pinch of Salt may be all that’s needed to bring Millie and Jackson the flavor they’ve been missing.

Goodreads Rating: 3.94

Fatal Lies – Andrew Cunningham

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Daisy Leduc was forgotten and alone. That was just how she wanted it. But when she is discovered stabbed to death in a dusty little Texas town, it plunges Del Honeycutt and bestselling mystery author Sabrina Spencer into a 30-year-old mystery involving murder, hidden identities, dangerous family secrets, political intrigue, and a long-forgotten serial killer.

Daisy’s estranged daughter, who hasn’t seen her mother in years, receives a package sent shortly before her mother’s death. A note instructs her to immediately contact Sabrina and give her the package if Daisy is killed. But why Sabrina? The temptation to uncover the answer leads Del and Sabrina on a dangerous quest to find Daisy’s killer. When they discover that Daisy, under a different name, supposedly died 30 years earlier, they find themselves squarely in the crosshairs of killers whose deadly secrets lie in Daisy’s mysterious past.

Goodreads Rating: 4.29

I hope you find something that takes your fancy 😊

I only download books that I like the look of the synopsis, and once I have cleared down some of the NetGalley books I am going to be adding 1 or 2 of my E-Books to my TBR each month.

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