Freebie Friday! 25 Free Ebooks for May 20, 2016

It’s free ebooks day here at Books & Chardonnay! Hopefully you find some terrific reads to download for the weekend.

Before we begin, however, let’s check on some great ebook deals from around the web. We’ll make it quick so you can get to the freebies ASAP!

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Today’s ebook bargains:

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Daily Deals at Amazon

The following are on sale TODAY ONLY at Amazon:

Unwanted Girl

by MK Schiller

Today’s price:.99 cents

Recovering addict Nick Dorsey finds solace in his regimented life. That is until he meets Shyla Metha.  Something about the shy Indian beauty who delivers take-out to his Greenwich Village loft inspires the reclusive writer. And when Shyla reveals her desire to write a book of her own, he agrees to help her. The tale of a young Indian girl growing up against a landscape of brutal choices isn’t Nick’s usual territory, but something about the story, and the beautiful storyteller, draws him in deep.

by MK Schiller Today's price-.99 cents

The Comfort of Black

by Carer Wilson

Today’s Price: .99 cents

Though they seem to have everything, Hannah Parks has watched her husband, Dallin, become increasingly distant. Her hope is buoyed when the couple decides to start a family, but what Dallin reveals in his sleep one night rocks Hannah to her core.

The Comfort of Black by Carer Wilson


by Jeffrey Thomas

Today’s price: $1.99

Punktown by Jeffrey Thomas

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Take Me With You

by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Today’s price: $2.95

August Shroeder, a burned-out teacher, has been sober since his 19-year-old son died. Every year he’s spent the summer on the road, but making it to Yellowstone this year means everything. The plan had been to travel there with his son, but now August is making the trip with Philip’s ashes instead.

Take Me With You by Catherine Ryan Hyde

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The Drowned Boy

by Karin Fossum

Today’s price: $2.99

Carmen and Nicolai failed to resuscitate their son, Tommy, after finding him floating in their backyard pond. When Inspector Skarre arrives on the scene, Carmen reports that Tommy, a healthy toddler with Down syndrome, wandered into the garden while Nicolai was working in the basement and she was cleaning the house. Skarre senses something is off with Carmen’s story and consults his trusted colleague, the famed Inspector Sejer. An autopsy reveals Tommy’s lungs to be full of soap.

The Drowned Boy by Karin Fossum

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The Golden Scales

by Parker Bilal

Today’s price: $1.99

A lost child. A missing hero. A bitter rivalry.
In Cairo the ghosts of the past are stirring…

The Golden Scales by Parker Bilal

On the Rocks

by Erin Duffy

Today’s price; $1.99

A heartwarming novel about friendship, family, and finding love in the Facebook Age—not to mention the perils, pitfalls, and dubious pleasures of being a modern young single woman—from Erin Duffy, the author of Bond Girl

On the Rocks by Erin Duffy

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Angels & Demons

by Dan Brown

Today’s price: $1.99

The explosive international thriller from Dan Brown, the #1 New York Timesbestselling author of The Da Vinci Code.

Angels & Demons by Dan Brown


by Matthew Dunn

Today’s price: $1.99

Spycatcher by Matthew Dunn


by Stephen King

Today’s price: $1.99

Paul Sheldon is a bestselling novelist who has finally met his number one fan. Her name is Annie Wilkes, and she is more than a rabid reader—she is Paul’s nurse, tending his shattered body after an automobile accident. But she is also furious that the author has killed off her favorite character in his latest book. Annie becomes his captor, keeping him prisoner in her isolated house.

Misery by Stephen King

The Pursuit of Mary Bennet

by Pamela Mingle

Today’s price: .99 cents

A tale of love and marriage, society balls and courtship, class and a touch of scandal, Pamela Mingle’s The Pursuit of Mary Bennet is a fresh take on one of the most beloved novels of all time, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

The Pursuit of Mary Bennet by Pamela Mingle

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Down Don’t Bother Me

by Jason Miller

Today’s price: $1.99

A hugely entertaining debut—the first novel in a wickedly funny gothic mystery series set in the withering landscape of the southern Illinois coal country known as “little Egypt”—that blends the wry humor of Kevin Wilson, the dark violence of Urban Waite, and the electric atmosphere of Greg Iles.

Down Don't Bother Me by Jason Miller

Promise Me

by Deborah Schneider

Todau’s price: $2.09

After spending years in an arranged marriage as the repressed wife of an older man, Amanda Wainwright has learned the hard way that money can’t buy happiness. She arrives in Willow Creek determined to keep a deathbed promise to her husband and do something to help other people.

Promise Me by Deborah Schneider

Notable Deal at Smashwords

Black Lodge

In the late 1880s a group of 12 French men and women came together in Paris. This motley crew of radicals, anarchists, socialites and, most importantly, occultists formed a supernatural group of some repute and eliminated a rival, nefarious cabal, The Flood and Flame Sect. Within a few years this group was, literally, devoured from within and disbanded. Almost 20 years later, in 1906, former members of this lodge are murdered one by one. As one of a handful of people to have been a member of this exclusive group, the street magician, Georges Steil, has a personal stake in solving the crime.

by G.Johanson

Today’s price: .99 cents

Black Lodge by G.Johanson

Freebie Friday!  Free Ebooks for May 20, 2016

Prices are current as of today and subject to change at any time without notice.

1. Ambassador 1: Seeing Red

by Patty Jansen

24 October 2114: the day that shocked the world.

Young diplomat Cory Wilson narrowly escapes death in the assassination of President Sirkonen. No one claims responsibility but there is no doubt that the attack is extraterrestrial.

Ambassador 1- Seeing Red by Patty Jansen

2. Love, Chocolate, and Beer

by Violet Duke

Love, Chocolate, and Beer by Violet Duke

Cactus Creek’s most romantic eligible bachelor, new-to-town and new-to-singlehood chocolatier Luke Bradford believes in old school romance, fighting wars waged over love, and deploying his dimples whenever an impossible-to-resist woman instigates it.

3. A Change of Fortune

by Jen Turano

Lady Eliza Sumner is on a mission. After losing her family, her fiance, and her faith, the disappearance of her fortune is the last straw. Now, masquerading as Miss Eliza Sumner, governess-at-large, she’s determined to find the man who ran off with her fortune, reclaim the money, and head straight back to London.

Change of Fortune by Jen Turano

4. Unforseen

by Nick Pirog
Retired homicide detective Thomas Prescott is reluctant to read the best selling book Eight in October, a true-crime thriller based on a string of murders occurring throughout October of the past year. After all, it was his case, and he doesn’t need to be reminded of the gruesome details.

Unforseen by Nick Pirog

5. Real Romance

by Ginny Baird

A shy romance reader meets the real-life hero of her dreams.
A fun romantic comedy about finding love where you least expect it.

Real Romance by Ginny Baird

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6. Elections and Consequences

by C.M. Carleton

After Assistant Canton County Commonwealth Attorney Kit Babcock reports sleazy attorney Walt Brown for unethical conduct, the money for her position mysteriously dries up.

Elections and Consequences by C.M. Carleton

7.Dark Waters

by JB Turner

A gripping crime thriller for fans of Harlan Coben, Stieg Larsson, Sara Paretsky, Karin Slaughter and Michael Connelly.

Dark Waters by JB Turner

8. 30 Minute Meals

Hannie P. Scott

Quick and Easy Recipes- 30 MINUTE MEALS- Quick Recipes You Will Love by Hannie P. Scott

9. The Irish Cottage

by Juliet Gauvin

Elizabeth Lara built a perfect life as San Francisco’s top divorce attorney, but when she loses her great-aunt Mags, the woman who raised her, she boards a plane and leaves it all behind.

The Irish Cottage by Juliet Gauvin

10. The Substitute

by Denise Grover Swank

Megan Vandemeer meant to tell her parents about her broken engagement, but a month and a half later she finds herself boarding a plane home to her wedding. Having stretched avoidance to its limits, it’s time to come clean–a terrifying prospect since her mother is sure to blame her rather than her cheating, emotionally frigid ex. A couple of drinks and two Dramamine later, Megan finds herself spilling her sob story to the tall, dark, and handsome stranger in the seat next to her. …

The Substitute by Denise Grover Swank

11. Six Months in Montana

by Pamela Kelley

Molly Bishop loves living in Manhattan and managing a boutique luxury hotel. She’s about to be promoted to her dream job of General Manager, the role she’s been striving for her entire career.

There’s only one thing standing in her way.

Six Months in Montana by Pamela Kelley

12. 52 Steps to Murder

by Steve Demaree

An elderly woman is found poisoned in the upstairs bedroom of her home whose front door stands 52 steps above the street in an old-fashioned whodunit that blends clues, red herrings, suspects, and humor.

52 Steps to Murder by Steve Demaree

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13. Black

by Russell Blake

Artemus Black. Perennially down-on-his-luck Hollywood PI whose Bogie fixation is as dated as his wardrobe. With an assistant who mocks him relentlessly, an obese cat that loathes him, a romantic life that’s deader than Elvis, money problems, booze, nicotine, and anger management issues, how much worse can it get? When he takes a case that’s supposed to be easy money working for a celebrity whose colleagues and surrounding paparazzi are dropping faster than interest in the star’s big comeback, the cakewalk turns ugly and Black finds himself in a web of deceit, betrayal, and murder – and bad hair days.

Black by Russell Blake

14. Darker Still

by T.S. Worthington

Detective John Anderson is adjusting to life back in his small hometown of Belpre, Ohio when a series of gruesome murders rocks the peaceful community. The police department is ill equipped to deal with anything of this magnitude, but they are lucky that John has arrived fresh from a twelve year stint in the capital city of Columbus’ Police Department. He has dealt with more psychos and ritualistic serial killers than he would ever care to discuss.

Darker Still by T.S. Worthington

15. Memories of the Heart

by Felice Stevens

Ruthless, Controlling, A Loner. All words used to describe Dr. Micah Steinberg by the hospital staff for their next head of surgery. When a letter arrives from his grandmother’s friend at the assisted living facility, his orderly world tilts dangerously out of control.

Memories of the Heart by Felice Stevens

16 Tutus & Cowboy Boots

by Casey Peeler

Cadence Lewis has been dancing since she could walk. Living in New York with her parents she has the chance to go to the best dance school in the country, but when her father does the unthinkable she’s forced to leave her dreams behind and move to a small southern town with her mom. Cadence is having a hard time adjusting to her new life when she meets Jade Carpenter. Jade starts to show Cadence that small-town life isn’t so bad, but when Cadence has a chance to go back to New York she is on the next flight and will do anything to get her old life back.

Tutus & Cowboy Boots by Casey Peeler

17. The Interrogation

by Ethan Jones

The Interrogation is a prequel to Arctic Wargame, the first book in the wildly popular Justin Hall spy thriller series.

The Interrogation by Ethan Jones

18.Dark Soul, Vol. 1

by Aleksandr Voinov

Dark Soul, Vol. 1 by Aleksandr Voinov

Stefano Marino is a made man, a happily married west coast mafia boss who travels east to await the death of a family patriarch. All the old hands have gathered—of course sharks will circle when there’s blood in the water—but it’s a new hand that draws Stefano’s eye.

19. Surviving The Evacuation, Book 1: London

by Frank Tayell

The outbreak began in New York. Soon it had spread to the rest of the world. People were attacked, infected and they died. Then they came back. Nowhere is safe from the undead.

Surviving The Evacuation, Book 1- London by Frank Tayell

20. Bluestone Homecoming

by MJ Fredrick

War correspondent Leo Ericson returns to his hometown of Bluestone Lake, Minnesota, when his parents notify him his young son is having trouble fitting in at school. Leo doesn’t know how to be a single parent since the death of his wife, and he certainly has no desire to return to Bluestone.

Bluestone Homecoming by MJ Fredrick

21. Goliath

by Richard Turner

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.

Goliath Richard Turner

22. The Forgotten Ones

by Laura Howard

Allison’s plan is to go to grad school so she can get a good job and take care of her schizophrenic mother. She has carefully closed herself off from everything else, including a relationship with Ethan, who she’s been in love with for as long as she can remember.

The Forgotten Ones by Laura Howard

23. Breaking Rules

by Tracie Puckett

Sometimes, the lessons of childhood are damaging enough that, by eighteen, you’ve figured out some rules so you don’t repeat your parents’ mistakes. For Mandy, that meant finishing her last year of high school, going to college, and then returning to small-town Sugar Creek to live a solitary life as a writer.

That was the plan, and her main rule for avoiding complications and staying on track was to never, ever, EVER let someone get too close.

Breaking Rules Tracie Puckett

24. The Soulkeepers

by G.P. Ching

When fifteen-year-old Jacob Lau is pulled from the crumpled remains of his mother’s car, no one can explain why he was driving or why the police can’t find his mother’s body. A beautiful and mysterious neighbor offers to use her unique abilities to help him find his mom. In exchange, she requires Jacob to train as a Soulkeeper, a protector of human souls. He agrees to her demands, desperate for any clue to the mystery of his mother’s disappearance. But soon Jacob finds himself trapped in a web of half-truths and questions her motives for helping him.

The Soulkeepers by G.P. Ching

25. The Wrong Girl

by C.J. Archer

It’s customary for Gothic romance novels to include a mysterious girl locked in the attic. Hannah Smith just wishes she wasn’t that girl. As a narcoleptic and the companion to an earl’s daughter with a strange affliction of her own, Hannah knows she’s lucky to have a roof over her head and food in her belly when so many orphans starve on the streets. Yet freedom is something Hannah longs for. She did not, however, want her freedom to arrive in the form of kidnapping.

The Wrong Girl by C.J. Archer

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