Thursday Evening’s Batch of eBooks


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The Forgotten Painting
by Gabriel Farago
FREEBIE
Historical Fiction
Rating: 4.4

When celebrated author Jack Rogan stumbles upon a hidden diary, he can’t resist investigating. Honouring the last wish of a dying friend, he is irresistibly drawn into a web of intriguing clues, hinting at a long forgotten treasure.

Joining forces with Cecilia Crawford, a glamorous New York journalist, and Tristan, a remarkable boy with psychic powers, Jack soon finds himself on a precarious journey of discovery, exposing dark secrets from a distant, violent time, when life was cheap and cruelty ruled without mercy.

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Pathogen Protocol
by Darren Beyer
NO LONGER FREE
Science Fiction
Rating: 4.5

Humanity’s Greatest Secret Is Uncovered And An Insidious Plot Threatens Its Future

A corporate and government conspiracy, led by CEO-turned-politician, Gregory Andrews, has succeeded in taking over the Applied Interstellar Corporation (AIC), and its stockpile of hyperium, the element that enables interstellar travel. But Andrews didn’t get everything. AIC’s leader, Jans Mikel, escaped to a hidden base on the alien moon of Helios, where he harbors the company’s greatest secrets, the most profound of which is that humans are not alone in the galaxy.


Gracie’s Secret
by Jill Childs
BARGAIN
Women’s Fiction
Rating: 3.9

Time stops for Jen when her beloved daughter, Gracie, is involved in a terrible car crash. Pronounced dead at the scene, it’s a miracle when paramedics manage to then resuscitate the little girl.

The relief Jen feels at Gracie’s recovery is matched only by her fury at the driver of the car – her ex-husband’s new girlfriend Ella. Jen has never trusted Ella, and now her worst fears have been confirmed. But then Gracie begins to tell strange stories about what she heard in the car that day, and what she saw in those moments near death…

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American Kingpin
by Nick Bilton
BARGAIN
True Crime Biography
Rating: 4.5

In 2011, a twenty-six-year-old libertarian programmer named Ross Ulbricht launched the ultimate free market: the Silk Road, a clandestine Web site hosted on the Dark Web where anyone could trade anything–drugs, hacking software, forged passports, counterfeit cash, poisons–free of the government’s watchful eye.

Drawing on exclusive access to key players and two billion digital words and images Ross left behind, Vanity Fair correspondent and New York Times bestselling author Nick Bilton offers a tale filled with twists and turns…

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Eggnog Murder
by Leslie Meier
BARGAIN
Cozy Mystery
Rating: 4.5

With the fireplace crackling, the tree twinkling, and the carols humming, few things in life are as picture perfect as Christmas in Maine–until murder dampens the holiday spirit. It must be something in the eggnog

Eggnog Murder by Leslie Meier: When a gift-wrapped bottle of eggnog–allegedly from the Real Beard Santa Club–proves to be a killer concoction for a Tinker’s Cove local, all Lucy Stone wants for Christmas is to find the murdering mixologist who’s stirring up trouble. Also includes these novellas: Death By Eggnog by Lee Hollis, Nogged Off by Barbara Ross.

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MOLLY HACKER IS TOO PICKY!
by Lisette Brodey
BARGAIN
Romantic Comedy
Rating: 4.4

At thirty-two, newspaper reporter Molly Hacker vows to never attend another wedding until she has had her own. And that’s a problem because Molly’s younger sister, Hannah, is going to be married in one year. Armed with snark, wit, and fabulous good looks, “Picky Molly” embarks on a quest to find Mr. Right in her hometown, Swansea, an elegant bedroom community of NYC.

Things get complicated fast. In no time at all, Molly has four “men of interest” and the memories of a lost love to send her overanalytic, befuddled mind into serious overdrive. Determined not to let her “helpful” girlfriends help her right out of another relationship, Molly tries to keep mum on the state of her love life…

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