Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Free and bargain Kindle books! (Tuesday Sep 30)

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Kiss a Girl in the Rain (Take a Chance Book 1), by Nancy Warren. (Still free?)

"It's funny (but with serious moments), the plot lines dovetail nicely, it's well written without extra fluff, and the characters are believable, very likeable, and real. It's a fast and enjoyable read! I loved it!" -- Amazon reviewer

In this sexy, humorous contemporary romance, a lost dog brings together a wealthy drifter and a small town doctor and changes all their lives forever.

Evan Chance is a man out to complete the bucket list he made as a kid, starting with ride a motorcycle across America. Caitlyn Sorenson is the sexy country doctor standing in his way. Or is she the dream he’s been searching for?

Evan's Amazing Life List
1. Ride a motorcycle across America
2. Kiss a girl in the rain
3. Swim in every ocean… 

When Evan Chance gives up a successful corporate law career to tackle the bucket list he wrote when he was twelve, he has no idea where the road will lead him.

Caitlyn Sorenson is a happily settled small town doctor. When a sexy drifter rolls into town after a motorcycle accident leaves him stranded in Miller's Pond for a few days with the homeliest dog ever, she can smell trouble even as she's drawn to a man who is only passing through town.
But some scorching hot nights and a blooming tenderness mean two people will have to face up to the challenges of love.

From USA Today Bestselling Author Nancy Warren comes the first in an exciting new series of sexy, humorous romances about a family named Chance.
196 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 70 reviews.

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The Seventeenth Floor, by Dmytro Bondarenko. (Still 0.99?)

"Kostya is an amazingly well written character. At every step he remains as human as the reader. That's a common thread among most of the characters in the novel as well. The author has a very good sense of realism in character development. Throughout this story, you really get to care for the characters as they develop. This ultimately leads to an ending that is as emotional as any I've ever read. I recommend it. " -- Amazon reviewer

**New, edited version 12/17/2012**

A story about a young Ukrainian man who was very fond of his wife but secretly dreamed of other women. A friend of his advised him to visit a local brothel...
170 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 11 reviews.

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Sweet Christmas Kisses: Fourteen Sweet Christmas Romances, by Donna Fasano. (Still 0.99?)

"Love these Christmas stories! I enjoyed the variety of stories. They give the hope of Christmas to last all through the year. An awesome deal to have these all in one place. One of my favorites is Beach Christmas by Grace Green. It shows love and the magic of Christmas go hand in hand." -- Amazon reviewer

This holiday season, warm your heart with 14 Sweet Christmas Kisses, a bundle of PG-rated romance novels and novellas from USA Today, national bestselling, and award-winning authors.

Sweet Christmas Kisses takes you from small-town USA to England, Scotland, and even Ecuador; from the beach to snow-capped mountains, and to the wild--sometimes magical--west. The Sweet Christmas Kisses bundle will bring you laughter, tears, and always joy, for more than 1600 pages. Foreword by New York Times bestselling author, Brenda Novak.

Almost Perfect Christmas by Donna Fasano, USA Today bestselling author. Aaron wants to give his daughter a perfect Christmas and elicits Christy's help to do it. When they're talked into a make-believe wedding, can a real one be far behind?

Mistletoe in Maine (Holiday Brides Book #3) by Ginny Baird, Award-winning and National bestselling author. A single mom takes her kids on vacation in Maine and meets a handsome innkeeper, a young widower with a teenage son. A winter wonderland love story about faith and new beginnings.

The Army Doctor's Christmas Baby (Army Doctor's Baby Series) by Helen Scott Taylor, Award-winning and National bestselling author. An army surgeon with twins falls for the nanny, but will her secret destroy their happiness?

Stormy Times by Beate Boeker. International author. A rock star, vet, and puppy meet in a blizzard and sparks fly...

The Christmas Promise by Melinda Curtis, USA Today Recommended Read, Award-winning and National bestselling author. When a chocolate heiress bumps into a wounded warrior during Christmas, chaos ensues thanks in part to three fairy godmothers...er, a trio of meddlesome nuns.

Merry Christmas, Darling by Denise Devine, Award-winning author. A desperate bachelor enlists his neighbor to pose as his wife to appease his dying mother and unexpectedly finds love under the mistletoe.

Some Christmas Magic by Raine English, Award-winning and National bestselling author. She's been dumped... He wants to win her back... A last-ditch effort to save her Christmas might result in her most romantic holiday ever.

Christmas in White Oak by Aileen Fish, National bestselling author. Forced to face his past, a young widower tries to grant the Christmas wish of his first love.

Lucky Break Christmas: Homecoming by Patricia Forsythe, Award-winning author. Their marriage is in trouble...until a judge, two kids, a quirky hometown of old friends, and the Christmas spirit of forgiveness step in.

Beach Christmas by Grace Greene, Award-winning and National bestselling author. Jessie Dawson hopes to arrange the perfect beach Christmas for her family, but when it all falls apart a special delivery from the past may inspire a new Christmas wish.

Her Christmas Cruise by Mona Risk, Award-winning and National bestselling author. The perfect fiancé is a cheater and the Christmas wedding is off, but the would-be honeymoon cruise may offer Julia a dream companion.

A Scottish Christmas by Roxanne Rustand, Award-winning author of over thirty novels.
When Lucy Davis receives a mysterious letter inviting her to the Scottish Highlands to receive an inheritance, she expects to deal with it quickly--until she discovers it's a historic B&B with a handsome, mysterious resident who might just be the man of her dreams.

Small Town Christmas by Magdalena Scott, National bestselling author. Past loves, a family in mourning, a little boy with a big heart. Christmas in Serendipity, Indiana is full of surprises!

By Christmas (Covington Falls Chronicles, Book 4) by Kristin Wallace, Award-winning and National bestselling author. She was a jilted bride. He's her ex-fiancé's brother. She's trying to save Christmas. He's disrupting her peace on earth. Together they find a holiday happy ending.

4.7-star rating from 18 reviews.
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Ebola K: A Terrorism Thriller, by Bobby Adair. (Still free?)

"Riveting! Adair has done it again! I'm very fond of his infected/zombie series, so when I heard about this new series involving Ebola, I had to check it out. "Ebola K" is an extremely enjoyable read and thoroughly engrossing. If you enjoy epidemiological thrillers, as I do, you'll tear through this book in a matter of hours. Very excited for the next book in this series!" -- Amazon reviewer

Ebola, Terrorism, and Hope

In 1989 the Ebola virus mutated to into an airborne strain that infected humans for the first time on American soil in Reston, Virginia. Through belated containment efforts and luck, nobody died.

Now, in the remote East African village of Kapchorwa, the Ebola virus has mutated into another airborne strain without losing any of its deadly potency.

In this thriller, terrorists stumble across this new, fully lethal strain and while the world fearfully watches the growing epidemic in West Africa as Sierra Leone goes into country-wide lockdown, only a few Americans are aware of Ebola K and the danger it poses—to be the deadliest pandemic in the history of mankind.

Can they do anything to protect themselves from this killer disease? Can they stop the terrorists?

205 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 181 reviews.

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Kindle Fire Free App of the Day (September 30, 2014): Deadly Abyss 2

Today's Free App of the Day is Deadly Abyss 2
Originally $0.99

This is a submarine-shoot-the-ships arcade game. I liked it better than the reviews might indicate. I thought the graphics were good, and gameplay was easy to get the hang of. I definitely would give it four stars. It could be improved with a bit more help information as to what various powerups do. It can only be played in one landscape orientation, and can be played in airplane mode.

3 of 7 reviews are four stars and above.

These apps are compatible with the original Fire and with my Fire HDXs. To tell if an app works for your Fire HD or other Android device registered to your Amazon account, click on the above link and look on the right side of the web page.  Amazon will tell you if it will work with your registered device.

Have fun!

Also check out the other digital deals from Amazon, including great deals on MP3s and videos:

Monday, September 29, 2014

Discover the "Hashtag Histories" series!

The Hashtag Histories series, from author Philip Gibson, looks at major world events and poses the question: What if there had been social media at that time? The result is an engaging, thoughtful series of books that will have you looking at iconic historical moments in a fresh way.

The latest book -- #Houston69: Apollo 11 - When Men Walked on the Moon -- is now available, and for a limited time you can get it for just 99 cents. Check it out, as well as the entire Hashtag Histories series!

#Houston69: Apollo 11 - When Men Walked on the Moon (Hashtag Histories), by Philip Gibson

(Review for #Berlin45:)  
"One of the most imaginative e-book singles of the year. #Berlin45 packs a powerful wallop and engages thoroughly, picking up in intensity as the story moves into the final, frantic days of the Third Reich with tweets from a wide assortment of Hitler's inner circle......It's a brilliant history lesson that drives the narrative forward to a tense conclusion......The author based most of his tweets on actual comments made by the main historical figures, and appears to have created a brilliant new franchise! We look forward to his next imaginative history lesson... Can't wait!" -- Howard Polskin, Editor-in-Chief, Thin Reads

(Note: As an introductory offer for a ‘new release’, this book is discounted to $0.99 until 16 October, after which it will revert to its regular price.)

What if there had been social media during the first mission to land a man on the Moon in 1969?

If you were not fortunate enough to be able to witness the entire historic mission as it unfolded, this account will put you believably back inside those eight incredibly tense and dramatic days. The unique social media format of the book allows us to experience all the drama and achievements as if we were following them live, and as if the participants were speaking to us directly in real time. The narrative is based on actual astronaut accounts, NASA transcripts of the fascinating continual communications with the astronauts, broadcasts of the all main TV networks covering the mission and the thoughts of many laypeople observers. The account also includes details that were not publicly available at the time, such as the secret speech to be delivered to the nation by President Nixon should the astronauts fail to return from the Moon. There is an extensive list of major sources at the end of the book.

This is not a book, therefore, written in the usual book format. It is the story of man’s first exploration of Earth’s nearest neighbor, the Moon, told as if in real time in the form of imaginary social media posts by the main participants and observers. By using the fictional (at the time) vehicle of social media, the book is able to give an accurate account of the historic mission, revealing what the people involved in, and those witnessing, the momentous events were thinking, doing and saying at each stage of the mission.

The account covers the entire mission, from the tense build up and countdown to the launch, to the heart-stopping descent to the lunar surface, the first moonwalk, the experiments on the surface, the journey back to Earth, re-entry, recovery and the triumphal reception back in New York.

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Several more Hashtag Histories books are in the pipeline. If you would like to receive an email notification of new releases, please go to the website and sign up at: www.hashtaghistories.com

Philip Gibson is a teacher and author of over thirty books on ESL and historical fiction. He has taught and lived in (in order): England, Spain, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan and Laos.

In 1991, he took up a position in Laos, met and married a Lao lady and now lives with his wife and two teenage boys on their small farm on the forested banks of the Nam Ngum River (tributary of the Mekong) about 25 miles from the capital city of Vientiane. Philip is a lover of history, especially modern history.

Here is Philip's description of how the idea for the Hashtag Histories series developed:

"During the Libyan Civil War in 2011, I was following the dramatic unfolding events closely. However, it was difficult to find up to date information on the regular media, so I turned to social media sites such as Twitter where I could receive minute by minute updates on the unfolding conflict. Receiving updates of unfolding events in that format was very much like watching the situation developing in real time reported by the actual warring participants, as well as live posts by journalists on the ground and up to date analysis by commentators and politicians in multiple locations.While a great deal of the social media posts were repetitious or inaccurate, as is often the case with sites like Twitter, it was clear that if all the information could be cross-checked and the dross and repetition edited out, what would remain would be an engaging, accurate and detailed account of the real events. It would be an account with more detail, accuracy and real-time immediacy than any produced by the more conventional media.

So I set about constructing a day-by-day account of the final days of Hitler's Third Reich as if the participants in World War II had been able to post their thoughts and actions through social media sites. The result was an extremely readable and informative account of the main events which was very well received by members of a history discussion site of which I am an active member.

When the day by day account of Hitler's last days was completed, I was encouraged to compile the daily account into book form and publish it under the name #Berlin45:The Final Days of the Third Reich.

The rest, as they say, is ... history."

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