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Free & Cheap Reads, 1/17/15 | Psychics, Ancient Manuscripts & Native American Warriors

Whether you’re looking for escapist fiction, a taut thriller, or a compelling historical narrative, we’ve got you covered this week.

In the paranormal romance department, we’ve got The Mind Readers by Lori Brighton. FREE

The Mind Readers by Lori BrightonCameron Winters is a freak. Fortunately, no one but her family knows the truth …that Cameron can read minds. For years Cameron has hidden behind a facade of normalcy, warned that there are those who would do her harm. When gorgeous and mysterious Lewis Douglas arrives he destroys everything Cameron has ever believed and tempts her with possibilities of freedom. Determined to embrace her hidden talents, Cameron heads to a secret haven with Lewis; a place where she meets others like her, Mind Readers.

But as Cameron soon finds out some things are too good to be true. When the Mind Readers realize the extent of Cameron’s abilities, they want to use her powers for their own needs. Cameron suddenly finds herself involved in a war in which her idea of what is right and wrong is greatly tested. In the end she’ll be forced to make a choice that will not only threaten her relationship with Lewis, but her very life.

If you like a bookish mystery thriller, check out A Hidden Fire: Elemental Mysteries Book 1 by Elizabeth Hunter. FREE

A Hidden Fire by Elizabeth HunterA phone call from an old friend sets Dr. Giovanni Vecchio back on the path of a mysterious manuscript he’s hunted for over five hundred years. He never expected a young student librarian could be the key to unlock its secrets, nor could he have predicted the danger she would attract.

Now he and Beatrice De Novo follow a twisted maze that leads from the archives of a university library, though the fires of Renaissance Florence, and toward a confrontation hundreds of years in the making.

 

If you’re in the mood for a sci-fi thriller with dark humor, you might like Kick by John L. Monk. FREE

Kick by John L MonkDan Jenkins returns from death for a chance to live again. The stolen bodies of killers are his rides—but only for three weeks at a time.

The life he leads on each short parole is shallow and lonely—always among the living but never a part of them. To fill the gaps, he watches movies and reads fantasy novels. He gorges on ice cream and pizza and anything he wants. And before the villain returns and kicks him out, Dan dishes out a final serving of justice and leaves the world a safer place.

For a part-time dead guy, it’s a pretty good gig…until someone changes the rules.

First To Kill by Andrew Peterson is an action adventure following the exploits of a former CIA agent. $1.99

First To Kill by Andrew PetersonTen years ago, a botched mission in Nicaragua ended covert ops specialist Nathan McBride’s CIA career. Now he utilizes his unique skill set in the private sector—until the night Frank Ortega, former director of the FBI, calls in a favor. A deep-cover federal agent has vanished, along with a ton of Semtex explosives, and Ortega needs them found—fast. Because for him, this mission is personal: the missing agent is his grandson. And Nathan McBride is the only man he trusts to save him.

 But it quickly becomes clear that something bigger than even Ortega could have imagined is at stake. Within days of accepting the assignment, McBride finds himself trapped between a ruthless adversary hell-bent on revenge and a group of high-ranking federal officials who will stop at nothing to reap their own brand of justice. Here there are no rules, no protocol, no backup. Only McBride . . .

Lastly, here is American history in the truest sense. The Heart Of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin tells the story of a legendary Sioux warrior. $1.99

An acclaimed New York Times bestseller, selected by Salon as a best book of the year, the astonishing untold story of the life and times of Sioux warrior Red Cloud: “a page-turner with remarkable immediacy…and the narrative sweep of a great Western” – The Boston Globe

The Heart Of Everything That Is by Bob Drury and Tom ClavinRed Cloud was the only American Indian in history to defeat the United States Army in a war, forcing the government to sue for peace on his terms. At the peak of Red Cloud’s powers the Sioux could claim control of one-fifth of the contiguous United States and the loyalty of thousands of fierce fighters. But the fog of history has left Red Cloud strangely obscured. Now, thanks to the rediscovery of a lost autobiography, and painstaking research by two award-winning authors, the story of the nineteenth century’s most powerful and successful Indian warrior can finally be told.

In The Heart of Everything That Is, Bob Drury and Tom Clavin restore Red Cloud to his rightful place in American history in a sweeping and dramatic narrative based on years of primary research. As they trace the events leading to Red Cloud’s War, they provide intimate portraits of the many lives Red Cloud touched—mountain men such as Jim Bridger; US generals like William Tecumseh Sherman, who were charged with annihilating the Sioux; fearless explorers, such as the dashing John Bozeman; and the memorable warriors whom Red Cloud groomed, like the legendary Crazy Horse. And at the center of the story is Red Cloud, fighting for the very existence of the Indian way of life.

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  1. Keep on working, grat job!

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