Thursday, September 27, 2012

Free Kindle books! (Sep 27)

Here are your five free Kindle books that we've selected for your consideration today. Enjoy these free reads!

'Scuse Me While I Kill This Guy, by Leslie Langtry. (Still free?)

Leslie Langtry kicks off the Greatest Hits mystery series in style with this introduction to Gin Bombay, a single mother who happens to also be a professional assassin.

"Irreverent, witty and fun…a wild, adventurous ride!" - Katie MacAlister, New York Times Bestselling Author

"With an irreverent, tell-it-like-it-is, suburban-mom-assassin narrator, ‘Scuse Me While I Kill This Guy delivers wild and wicked fun." - Julie Kenner, USA Today Bestselling Author

"This mystery answers the burning question, ‘Do assassin skills and Girl Scout merit badges mix?’ One truly original and wacky novel!" - Romantic Times BOOKreviews

Those who like dark humor will enjoy a look into the deadliest female assassin and PTA mom's life.
- Parkersburg News

The fast-paced romantic suspense chick lit thriller is over the top, but fans will want to follow suit as Leslie Langtry provides a satirical family drama. - Midwest Book Review

Mixing a deadly sense of humor and plenty of sexy sizzle, Leslie Langtry creates a brilliantly original, laughter-rich mix of contemporary romance and suspense. - Chicago Tribune

The beleaguered soccer mom assassin concept is a winner, and Langtry gets the fun started from page one with a myriad of clever details. - Publishers' Weekly

340 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 140 reviews.

Notes to Self, by Avery Sawyer. (Still free?)

A young adult novel about a teen with a traumatic brain injury. Written by Laura Schaefer under the pen name Avery Sawyer - but you might also know her as teashopgirl on! Schaefer is also the author of The Teashop Girls, The Secret Ingredient, and Planet Explorers Travel Guides for Kids.

"I usually don't read many books in the Young Adult category, but I am glad I read this one" - Michael Gallagher

"Notes to Self is an emotional journey that any woman, teenager or otherwise, can relate to. It made me think about my own formative years and that connected me to the narrator on a deep level." - Amazon reviewer

Two climbed up. Two fell down.

One woke up.

Robin Saunders is a high school sophomore with an awesome best friend, a hard-working single mom, and a complicated relationship with a sweet guy named Reno. She's coasting along, trying to get through yet another tedious year of high school, when Em suggests something daring. They live in Florida-- tourist central--and Emily wants to sneak into a theme park after midnight and see what they're made of.

When things get out of control, Robin wakes up in a hospital bed and Emily doesn't wake up at all. Just getting dressed becomes an ordeal as Robin tries to heal and piece together the details of that terrible night. Racing to remember everything in the hopes of saving Emily, Robin writes a series of notes to herself to discover the truth.

Note: Grades 8-12, with some adult language.

168 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 61 reviews.

Atomic Summer, by Elaine D Walsh. (Still free?)

Try this work of contemporary fiction, free today!

"It is one of those stories that you have to keep turning the pages to see what happens next." - Nancy, Amazon reviewer

"This book is a fun summer read." - Dana Hughes, Amazon reviewer

"Each character is illustrated in a way that draws the reader to feel that he/she knows them personally." - Jill Brooks, Amazon reviewer

THREE friends, TWO secrets, ONE lie, and the summer that changed their lives.

The world is ripe for destruction in 1953. The Korean War drags on and the Rosenbergs are executed as spies. Senator Joseph McCarthy convinces the country communists are infiltrating the government, and the threat of nuclear war festered in the collective consciousness of the nation.

While the nation worries about communist bombs, sixteen-year-old Bernadette Vaughn holds court in the family bomb shelter, finagling a way to read Kinsey's groundbreaking work on human sexuality. She obsesses about boys and big city life. 

Her best friend, Faith McNulty is a devout Catholic who dreams of staying in their small town, marrying Allen Hanlon, and raising a family. Their awkward and unattractive friend, Octavia Mansfield doesn't have room in her life for boys, dreams, or God. She spends most of her young life caring for her severely disabled brother.

Their conversations about what each of them would do if the end of the world were imminent become the catalyst for a prank that spins wildly beyond control and draws in an entire town.

382 pages, with a 5-star rating from 28 reviews.

Rotten Apple, by Natasha A Salnikova. (Still free?)

This novel is characterized by suspense and dark humor. The author wrote and hosted two TV shows in Russia before moving to Florida in 2001. Jump into this read for free today!

"There are so many twists and turns it is a delight to read. The story is told through the eyes of different characters and each one is portrayed with his wishes and weaknesses in a unique voice." -- Olga Komargodski, Amazon reviewer

Alexander Tallman enjoys life to the fullest. He has his own advertising company, a few girlfriends and a perfect wife, who is so naive she doesn't even notice her husband's multiple affairs. 

But, one day, Alexander meets Karen. The woman is five years older than he and she wants to marry Alexander instead of letting him go, as others did. Alexander finds a reason for leaving that he thinks is good enough for Karen - his wife is pregnant. 

When Karen finds out that Alexander wants to break off their relationship she takes the reins of fate into her own hands. She decides to fight for her love no matter what - but everything turns out differently than she had expected and she becomes a marionette in somebody else's game.

The book was originally published in Russian in 2011, becoming an instant hit. This is translated and adapted version for English speaking readers. Enjoy!

389 pages, with a 5-star rating from 5 reviews.

The Far Horizon, by Patty Jansen. (Still free?)

Here's a humor-laced Sci-Fi book - appropriate for younger readers as well as adults.

From the author: "I wrote this book with parents reading to their children in mind. While the subject matter can be understood by children, I've aimed - much in the way popular animated movies do - to include remarks that hint at a deeper meaning so that adults who read this book will enjoy it was well."

"While obviously aimed at a younger audience, even as an adult I found this book to be excellent." - B. J. Baye

"The space station setting is accurate and rich, and portrayed quite well through the story, without pages and pages of exposition to describe everything." - Marlene Dotterer 

Of all the things ten-year-old Cory Wilson expects to do when he moves to Midway Space Station, saving aliens from humans isn't one. 

An important conference is about to start at the station, not usually the sort of thing kids care about, not even when the conference is between humans and aliens, and half your family is alien. 

However, when bullies tease Cory, he ends up in a prohibited area where he overhears some men planning to plant a bomb at the conference. Because the terrorists hide their messages in computer games, no one believes Cory, not even his father, the station director. Kids at school think he's crazy, some even think aliens should be bombed. 

Cory's teacher, one of the terrorists, locks Cory in a classroom as the conference begins. Can he get out in time? And if he does, will anyone listen?

178 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 10 reviews.

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