Here are your quick picks of selected Kindle books. All six of these are free today!

Menthol Kisses, by Abby Stewart.

Here's a coming-of-age novella that's being offered free today! It's Abby's debut novel.

"I really enjoyed this book, and found that I was really willing Logan to find a way to make her life better. She was an interesting character that really got to experience the worst of life.

"Whilst the subject matter is quite dark, ultimately I found that this was a story about development, coming of age, and hope.

"I had read the review about the couple of errors and I noticed them, but it doesn't in anyway detract from the quality of the story and the well constructed characters.

"I will be interested to read a full length novel from this talented writer to see how her realistic and gritty style translate into a story twice as long." -- Michelle Muckley

When Logan's sister, and closest confidant, moves off to college, Logan must get used to her new life. A solitary high school student in a small town, Logan embarks on a journey to follow in her sister's footsteps and do something that will allow her to escape, forever.

Logan's new friends bring weekends of alcohol and drug fueled pasture parties -- but friendship turns to betrayal when Logan is raped by a boy she trusts. Lost and desperate, she seeks comfort in drugs. Logan struggles with her faltering friendships, alcoholic father, and complicated feelings for an older guy who promises her the world. As Logan loses herself in a false reality, her escape from small town life becomes less and less likely.

Menthol Kisses' sweepingly dramatic plot reminds us of the human capacity for redemption, forgiveness, and our persistent will to live.

171 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 7 reviews, and free today.

The Past Never Ends, by Jackson Burnett.

Here's a highly-rated free book in one of my favorite genres: legal mysteries!

"Don't miss this gripping David vs. Goliath mystery veiled in Oklahoma history. Jackson Burnett knows how to tell a story.

"Chester Morgan, a lawyer, takes care of the "little people." He does it with grace, integrity, charm, and humor. Chester tries to empower the powerless and it's that character trait that pulls him into an unexpected mystery and into an unexpected world of strippers and oilmen.

"With a poet's eye for beauty and meaning, Jackson Burnett takes the reader into a different sort of world. Tense, suspenseful, and fun." -- Paula Alfred

A simple task, Attorney Chester Morgan thinks. Get a copy of a public record for a young man whose only friend has died in an unexplained accidental death. Except...

The police file regarding the demise of sex worker Tanya Everly has been sealed by the order of the chief of police, and no one will talk. Warned to drop the matter, Attorney Morgan knows that if he doesn't speak for the dead young woman, no one will.

Haunted by his discovery of the body of a prominent local oilman, Morgan pursues a quest for justice that puts his reputation, career, and life at risk. A journey that takes him into the dark shadows of the sex-for-sale business, into the marble courtrooms of Oklahoma, and into the aching loneliness of his own soul.

Set in the American Southwest in the days before 9/11, The Past Never Ends is both a complex murder mystery and a meditation on the self-perpetuating nature of injustice and the ethereal nature of justice itself.

267 pages, with a 4.9-star rating from 13 reviews, and free today.

Weirder Than Marshmallows Book of Essays, by Dan Fogg.

This is a collection of short essays, taken from a young man's observations of life. His perspective - from his wheelchair - will have you smiling as he comments dryly, sometimes wickedly, on the oddities and foibles of our daily lives.

"Weirder Than Marshmallows is a collection of short essays based on the musings, and humorous observations of the author. I laughed out loud when I read the section of the book entitled, "En Masse." It talks about how one person after another can repeat the same mistake, such as a spelling error.

"When I think of this book, I think of one word - irreverent. Dan Fogg uses his unique sense of humor to poke fun at the things that some ignore, and others are appalled by." -- S. Sparks

"Late in the text, Dan Fogg writes, "I love the power of the written word." That this is the truth is not debatable. Clearly Mr. Fogg had a love of language, as evidenced by the quality of the writing in Weirder Than Marshmallows." - Daniel Clark

Ignorance, lack of common sense, and downright inhuman stupidity run rampant in this country and around the world. I watch people, and I hear stories, and they beg, beg, beg to be mocked and ridiculed.

Weirder Than Marshmallows showcases tales of stupidity and ignorance in the hopes of making people laugh. Stories are divided into five categories: Do Not Stop on Tracks, En Masse, Technology Sucks, That's Just Freaky, and Weird Stuff.

All the stories in this book are true. That's what makes the concept attention grabbing. Anybody can make up strange stories, writers do it all the time. That's why people love Stephen King, his stories are downright weird.

But these are real, they actually happened, to relatively normal human beings. There's no fiction here.

89 pages, with a 4.1-star rating from 13 reviews, and free today.

Hunted (Eddie Malloy Series), by Richard Pitman.

Get into the Eddie Malloy mystery series, with this free book! This book is written by two professionals in the horse-racing biz, and their expertise in the subject area adds to the appeal of this novel.

"I haven't read the first in the series, but you don't have to in order to enjoy Hunted. I'm going to go back and pick it up though. I liked the story that much.

"The characters were good. The mystery made sense without being too obvious. The writing was smooth and professional. It's what I look for in a mystery. It's definitely worth a read if you're looking for a new mystery series." -- Karen Lawler

It's a neat plot, very well developed - and the climax is as good as anything Dick Francis has come up with. - Racing Post

There is plenty of well-written racing action and weighing-room atmosphere in which Richard Pitman's expertise as a former top jockey shines through and the tension, so important in a thriller, is kept going from start to finish. Thoroughly recommended. - Horse & Hound

Eddie Malloy, trying to get his career back on track, finds himself in the gunsights of a cunning killer who is maiming and murdering racing personalities with a zeal and purpose which terrifies the racing world and mystifies the police.

Eddie is convinced the killer has a definitive hit list for these ritual slayings and when he discovers he is high on that list, Eddie knows he has to become the hunter not the hunted.

Written by ex-top jockey and BBC commentator Richard Pitman and racing journalist Joe McNally, Hunted is the second in the series of six mystery crime thrillers by the duo.

396 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 3 reviews, and free today.

The Covert Element - A James Becker Thriller (James "Beck" Becker Suspense/Thriller Series), by John L. Betcher.

Here's an intelligent thriller - it's the third in the "Becker" suspense series. It can be read as a stand-alone book - but after enjoying you may want to check out the rest of the series!

"John Becker, his wife Beth, his friend Bull, and even Becker's law-enforcement counterpart Gunner have all returned in a new novel, and they are better than ever.

"It opens with a mass-murder and fire in what appears to be a just opening Meth-lab ... and the excitement takes off from there.

"I always appreciate the important role Beth, whom Becker affectionately refers to as a "computer goddess" plays in all of his novels, and while he attempts to keep her out of the fray, she ends up filling a critical role as the danger escalates.

"If you haven't read the earlier James Becker novels, don't worry, this one stands on its own - but once you read it, you might want to go back and try some of his earlier writings." -- Roberta Karchner.

SILVER MEDAL - 2011 Readers Favorite Book Awards.

Former military intelligence operative, James "Beck" Becker and his CIA code-cracking wife, Beth, have retired to Beck's hometown of Red Wing, Minnesota. Their retirement has already proven more exhilarating than they'd expected.

But they could never have anticipated the new source of crime and intrigue in their small community. A Mexican drug cartel has set up shop a few miles down the road. And they're not just selling. The new meth production facility is the largest north of the Rio Grande.

To complicate matters further, a former comrade-in-arms has come to visit. And he's on a mission. His decades-long assault on the cartels is coming to a head. His plan is to blow up the drug plant . . . if he can find it.

The Beckers' challenge? To dismantle cartel operations before a full-blown drug war breaks out in Red Wing.

274 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 28 reviews, and free today.

The Newts, by Matt Valenti.

A satire written with dry wit, this novella is a quick read and free today.

"No politician is left unscathed and no party is immune to the scandal-related barbs that litter this book. If you don't like politics, you will love this story. If you do follow politics, then this book will be absolutely HILARIOUS to you! As for me, I'll be watching and waiting to read something else by this author. " -- Carolyn Evans-Dean

Would you go to hell and back for the sake of America?

"Ed the Electrician" vows to do just that, at an emergency Tea Party meeting one stormy night.

Ed comes up with a glorious, wonderful, idiotic plan to save America: he'll resurrect a Founding Father, and get him to run for President!

And when a shocking accident sends Ed to the mythical underworld of Hades, he has the chance to bring back someone even better than a Founding Father. With the dubious help of a couple of Greek gods, Ed will try to resurrect the most beloved conservative American in history.

129 pages, with a 4.8-star rating from 4 reviews, and free today. more free books at the Amazon "free Kindle books" page!

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