Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Audiobook Spotlight: How I Got Him To Marry Me: 50 True Stories


From heartwarming to hilarious... just listen to this collection of stories from real marriages. Click the sample below!  

How I Got Him To Marry Me: 50 True Stories, by Cherise Kelley, narrated by Keshia Ramseur
Price: Click to view

5 hours and 3 minutes

Whispersync for Voice

Sample:

He likes it. Now get him to put a ring on it!

You don't have to interview 50 married women to find out how they managed to get him to his own wedding. The author has done that for you.

Sandy's boyfriend Jack wouldn't even bring up the 'm' word. She started leaving her things in his apartment, including some tampons in his bathroom. It worked! Too off guard to make excuses like "Living together is just as good as being married," Jack said, "People will start to think you're my wife!" "Well, how about it?" Sandy asked Jack.

Enjoy and listen to this full story plus 49 more, ranging from the heartwarming to the hilarious!

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Free and bargain Kindle books! (Tuesday Sep 2)

Mazie Baby, by Julie Frayn. (Still 0.99?)

"Poignant and well-written. This is one of those books that makes you completely uncomfortable but you cannot put it down. It is well written and the characters are well developed. I could feel Mazie's pain and Ariel's confusion and I wanted to climb in and help them! I'd advise every female to read this book so they know abuse is real and it can happen to anyone." -- Amazon reviewer

When Mazie Reynolds was a young girl, she believed monsters lived under her bed. Now a grown, married woman, she discovers one sleeps in her bed.

Mazie schemes to save herself and her daughter. Her plan will work, if she can out-maneuver the monster who is a master of manipulation and control. She’s got one thing going for her, the one thing she truly owns. Mazie has moxie to the bone. But will it be enough?

270 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 24 reviews.

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A House Divided, by Sydell Voeller. (Still 0.99?)

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"Rebecca and Mark do find themselves attracted to each other, however, and struggle with their conflicting feelings. Sydell Voeller's descriptions of characters and setting bring the story to life and leave a lasting impression. A twist in the plot comes as a real surpise, but fits the story. Highly recommended! " -- Amazon reviewer

Rebecca Lorenzo, the young widow of a Hollywood actor who was killed by a crazed fan, is struggling to raise their young daughter, Wendy. Rebecca is embittered that God allowed her precious husband to die. She has turned her back on Him. Rebecca and Wendy move from L.A. to Rebecca's hometown on the Oregon coast.

Due to a miscommunication, Rebecca mistakenly believes she can buy a Victorian house there. She hopes to cocoon herself in the security of her "safe" hometown. Rebecca meets the handsome, enigmatic homeowner, Mark Simons, and learns of his plans to tear down the house. Mark, a psychiatrist, is attempting to raise money to build a halfway house on the property, and he is admittedly a workaholic. He believes this project is God's will for him. Mark refuses to budge when Rebecca approaches him about selling the house. As Rebecca and Mark struggle to battle their individual demons from the past, they also struggle to resist their growing love for each other.

192 pages, with a 4.0-star rating from 9 reviews.

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God's Loophole (God's Loophole Book One), by Dan Rix. (Still 0.99?)

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"Fun, intelligent science fiction. This book makes you think and ponder like good science fiction should. Can't wait to start the next book!" -- Amazon reviewer

The first human to be cut out of the universe, by her own choice, is a beautiful teenage girl.

Using nothing more than MRI technology, a groundbreaking physics technique claims to be able to delete matter temporarily from existence—be it a volume of space, or a human being. The best part of all: it’s perfectly safe.

Eighteen-year-old Raedyn Summers has wanted nothing else but to one-up her boyfriend’s infuriating younger brother, physics prodigy Gabriel Rockwell, since the day he and his punk attitude swaggered into her life. So when it comes time to test his invention, she rises to his stupid dare: prove she’s gutsy enough to erase herself from existence for five seconds.

For his part, Gabriel’s just glad it’s not him when he seals his brother’s irritatingly hot girlfriend inside their startup’s prototype. But when she vanishes before his eyes and reappears five seconds later, he regrets egging her on. Even more so he regrets his own decision to do it. Because even after they come back, part of them stays deleted.

Now they both jolt awake at 3:33 a.m. every night, vomiting and muttering incoherently, just as a horned figure standing over them evaporates to smoke. Their bodies are changing, becoming addicted to the drug-like rush of being cut out of the universe. Strangest of all, they’ve developed the ability to move objects with their minds.

Now Gabriel and Raedyn must come to terms with their twisted, star-crossed infatuation with each other, solve a puzzle in quantum mechanics, and resist the siren-like pull of deleting themselves for ever longer periods of time—before they lose their souls to an unthinkable limbo outside the boundaries of spacetime.

308 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 18 reviews.

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LBs: Lean Body Solutions, by Jason Shea. (Still free?)

"Jason's approach is unique in that it covers the big ideas in nutrition, dispelling the conventional wisdom that will make you FAT, and it also gives less well-known insight about other important areas such as hormonal influences, toxins in food and the environment, the importance of PH balance, supplements we need and, the BEST Part... great templates for workouts to achieve the lean body we are all looking for. Different from many books covering this topic, Shea's writing is solid, research-based, and easy to read with straight talk, science-backing and the occasional sprinkling of dry humor. It is a clean and digestible template to set you up for success." -- Amazon reviewer

Does the human metabolism automatically slow down as we age? Lean Body Solutions is a 309 page guide to many of the physiological factors that affect our ability to lose fat as we age.
Includes:

- Sample food choices and diets for getting lean
- Numerous training templates for strength, hypertrophy, body composition and more
- Chapters on 2-a-day training, hormonal balance, how toxicity affects your fat loss goals, the importance of PH balance, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and much, much more...
- Also includes in in-depth exercise tutorial and description.

308 pages, with a 4.9-star rating from 11 reviews.

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Kindle Fire Free App of the Day (September 2, 2014) Adventures of a Wizard and bonus app!

Today's Free App of the Day is Adventures of a Wizard
Originally $2.99


This is a platform game where you control (apparently) a young magician and have to complete certain tasks and defeat enemies to advance.

I have to agree with the other reviewers that the controls on this game are bad. It uses the accelerometer and there is no option to use the touch screen. My main problem is that you tilt left to go right and vice versa. That being said, I did get kind of used to it, but I really couldn't care enough to proceed. The graphics aren't great, and the colors not good. Sorry. This may be my first, or probably second one-star game. Got to agree with the masses.

0 of 10 reviews are four stars and above.

So we have a bonus pick: Umano: Listen to News Articles.


This is a nicely done app that allows you to choose from a curated selection of articles in various categories. The article is read by a real person. You pick various "channels,". Editor's picks, technology, Breaking News, and various publications such as CNN, the Atlantic. You can create a playlist if you set up a Umano account. The product talks about ability to download, but apparently that is a premium option. I tried to sign up for the free seven day trial, but repeatedly got a message, "Something went wrong, please try again later." If you pick an article, when it ends, it will go to the next one in your library, based on the channels you've chosen. If you're playing from a playlist you've set up, it will go to the next one on the playlist. There are different narrators for different articles. Nice app. I can see me using this while I sew. 25 of 28 reviews are four stars and above.


These apps are compatible with the original Fire and with my Fire HD 8.9" 4G. 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 1, 2014

Free and bargain Kindle books! (Monday Sep 1)

Chill Waters, by Joan Hall Hovey. (Still 0.99?)

Save $3 on this Kindle Countdown Deal from the "Canadian Queen of Horror!"

"Joan Hall Hovey is a female Stephen King... a stunning, multi-layered, modern-day gothic, told with the unforgettable style and grace of a true master of suspense." -- Rendezvous Magazine

Following the breakup of her marriage, Rachael retreats to the old beachhouse in Jenny's Cove, where she once lived with her grandmother. It is the one place where she had always felt safe and loved. Devasted and lost, Rachael longs for the simplicity of her childhood.

But Jenny’s Cove has changed. From the moment of Rachael’s arrival, a man watches. He has already killed, and mercilessly will do so again. Soon Rachael becomes a target for a vicious predator whose own dark and twisted past forms a deadly bond between them.

And sets her on a collision course with a crazed killer.

304 pages, with a 4.0-star rating from 40 reviews.

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The Lost Heir (The Gryphon Chronicles, Book 1), by E.G. Foley. (Still free?)

"I was drawn in to the adventures of Jake & Dani within the first couple of chapters! As I was nearing the end of the book I found myself not wanting to finish the book because I don't like to wait for the next in a series (I usually wait for the entire series to come out before I will even start it.) but I couldn't NOT finish it! I'm a mother of four. It has something in it for everyone!I know that this will be a series that ALL of my children will enjoy! Would love to see this made into a movie!" -- Amazon reviewer

*** FREE EBOOK!! Labor Day Weekend Special Promotion - Normally $4.99 - FREE thru Sept. 1 Only! ***

NY Times & USA Today bestselling author E.G. Foley presents The Gryphon Chronicles, a new series of historical fantasy adventures that's as much fun for grownups as it is for kids!

Strange new talents...

Jake is a scrappy orphaned pickpocket living by his wits on the streets of Victorian London. Lately he's started seeing ghosts, and discovers he can move solid objects with his mind! He has no idea why. Next thing he knows, a Sinister Gentleman and his minions come hunting him. On the run for his life, Jake is plunged headlong into a mysterious world full of magic and deadly peril. A world that holds the secret to who he really is: the long-lost heir of an aristocratic family — with magical powers!

But with treacherous enemies closing in, it will take all of his wily street instincts and the help of his friends — both human and magical — to solve the mystery of what happened to his parents, and defeat the foes who never wanted the Lost Heir of Griffon to be found...

"A wonderful novel in the same vein as Harry Potter, full of nonstop action, magical creatures, and the reality that was Queen Victoria's England." -The Reading Cafe

(Now optioned for a movie!)

314 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 82 reviews.

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When The Sky Was Protected (Grace Bryant, Federal Air Marshal Book 1), by Madison J. Doherty. (Still 0.99?)

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"I really enjoyed the plot. This was quite different from other, traditional story lines by weaving Grace's interpersonal conflicts with the drama and crime/terrorist plot. Very realistic and well written. Right up there, on par, with the major authors of today." -- Amazon reviewer

Grace Bryant has no idea that her last flight as a Federal Air Marshal will be hijacked by terrorists.
 

Eight hours away from a desk job, Federal Air Marshal Grace Bryant has never had to put her life on the line or take anyone else’s. Yet if Grace is going to get off this hijacked plane alive, she will have to use everything she’s ever learned.

The bloody, traumatic terrorist attack is far from the end of the story, though. Back on the ground, Grace cannot rest till she has pursued the many loose ends that the incident left hanging, including the bizarre death of another Federal Air Marshal on the flight. All is definitely not as it appeared to be, even to those who, like her, were there. Faced with limited facts and obstruction from her higher-ups, Graces pushes for the truth even as her life careens to the edge of insanity through post traumatic stress disorder. Through it all, with the support of family, friends, and loyal colleagues, Grace discovers the truth behind what happened in the sky that momentous day and uncovers who is really responsible.

324 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 8 reviews.

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Good Girl Gone Plaid (The McLaughlins), by Shelli Stevens. (Still free?)

"Verdict: Stevens (Love Me Knot; Melting Point) has written a solid and thoroughly charming romance novel. Readers will enjoy meeting the McLaughlin clan and be eager for the next series installments. For all romance fans." -- Library Journal

Falling for the bad boy is even more dangerous the second time around.

The McLaughlins, Book 1

In high school Sarah fell for her best friend's older brother--one of the sexy, Scottish McLaughlin boys. But a painful betrayal showed her she'd been a fool to give her heart to a bad boy. At least it made it easier to leave him and move halfway around the world when her Navy dad got stationed in Japan.

Eleven years later, the death of her grandmother has forced Sarah back to Whidbey Island for a month. It's the length of time she must stay in her inherited house before she's allowed to sell it, take the money and run. But when she sees Ian, bad as ever and still looking like sin on a stick, she can't keep her mouth from watering.

One look at Sarah stirs up the regret lingering in Ian's heart--and never-forgotten desire lingering in his body. He should walk away, especially since divorced single mothers aren't his style. But when she starts showing up at his family's pub, he can't resist a little casual seduction for old time's sake.

One thing quickly becomes clear, though. The heat between them is causing an avalanche of secrets and betrayal and nothing will ever be the same.

Warning: A bad-boy hero who's good with his hands, a heroine who's trying to be good. Contains liberal consumption of Scotch whisky, a Highland Games competition, men in kilts wielding large poles, and a potential Sarah McLaughlin of the non-musical kind. 

229 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 83 reviews.

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