Thursday, November 29, 2012

Free and Bargain Kindle Books! (Thursday Nov 29)

Here is today's selection of free and bargain Kindle books!

Touch and Go (A Mercy Watts Short), by A.W. Hartoin. (Still free?)

This fun mystery is an easy-read at only 37 pages. A good 'in-between-books' short to read - get it for free today!

"Mercy is at it again in this laugh out loud page turner. She battles a sleet storm, dog sits her good looking, not really cousin while investigating (for her dad) an old friends missing husband. Can't wait to see what this Marilyn Monroe look alike will get into next. " -- D.D. Weir

A bad dog and a missing man. Mercy Watts is up to her double D’s in trouble. She agrees to take on a case for an old rival to avoid doing paperwork for her PI father, but her plan doesn’t include a poodle with problems. If she dumps the case, she’ll pay a terrible price.

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

The Lazarus File: An Espionage Spy Thriller for Readers Who Enjoy Spy Stories & Tales of Intrigue (Suspense Thriller), by Donn Taylor. (Still free?)

"Alias" and "24" come alive in this American spy thriller - free today!

"Donn Taylor is qualified to write a story with intense intrigue. He does so, masterfully, and with occasional humorous zingers from fascinating, well-rounded characters, some of them in love. You get attached and really hate to lose any of them--! " -- Margo Carmichael

The United States, caught in a dangerous game of global espionage, turns a CIA agent working deep under cover as a drug pilot in Colombia to protect a powerful and prominent woman held hostage in Columbia. Trapped in an industrial conspiracy that threatens to destabilize the Americas, the reluctant pair seeks to prevent an international terrorist strike aimed at the heart of the United States. Held captive in a remote Andean valley near the Bolivian border, the couple fights to save themselves and their respective counties. With action ranging Havana Cuba to Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, San Juan Puerto Rico and beyond this fast-paced narrative features unexpected plot twists, thrilling flight sequences, and emotionally charged confrontations.

Locations: Medellin, Bogota, Havana, Cuba, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, San Juan, and Langley Virginia.

Characters: Colombian guerrillas, Marxist rebels, spies, American expatriates, FARC, Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, Fuerzas Armada Revolucionarias de Colombia, ELN, National Liberation Army, Ejercito de Liberacion Nacional, drug cartels, CIA moles, counterintelligence operatives, CIA defectors, and corrupt politicians.

"If you like The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins you'll love The Lazarus File." Dave Corbett, author of A Good Marine's Murder

304 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 15 reviews.

Here's a bargain book, available for 99 cents today!

Drummer Boy: A Supernatural Thriller, by Scott Nicholson. (Still $0.99?)

This supernatural thriller is a steal at only 99 cents! Angry spirits awake during a Civil war reenactment - and a young boy is caught in the middle.

"I've become quite the fan of Scott Nicholson. Being in the South, there's a tenor to ghost stories that doesn't exist elsewhere. Drummer Boy exemplifies the Southern Ghost Story. Civil War spirits remain in the mountains above a small town, and all the locals know to beware. But these ghosts have as much "bite" as "bark." With knowledge both of modern social issues and Civil War lore, Nicholson keeps you guessing until the end. A great read! " -- MJ

One misfit kid is all that stands between an Appalachian Mountain town and a chilling supernatural force.

DRUMMER BOY: A Supernatural Thriller

On an Appalachian Mountain ridge, young Vernon Ray Davis hears the rattling of a snare drum deep inside a cave known as “The Jangling Hole,” and the wind carries a whispered name. According to legend, the Hole is home to a group of Civil War soldiers buried by a long-ago avalanche. Everyone, especially Vernon Ray's dad, laughs at him...because he's different.

On the eve of an annual Civil War re-enactment, the town of Titusville prepares for a mock battle. But inside the Hole, disturbed spirits are rising from their dark slumber, and one of them is heading home.

And Vernon Ray stands between the battle lines of the living and the dead, caught between a world where he doesn't a belong and world from which he can never return...
The second book in the Sheriff Littlefield Series that starts with The Red Church. Professionally formatted by Dellaster Design and DRM-free.

From the author of DISINTEGRATION, THE RED CHURCH, THE SKULL RING, and SPEED DATING WITH THE DEAD comes a new masterpiece of supernatural suspense.

"Keep both hands on your pants, because Nicholson is about to scare them off."--J.A. Konrath/Jack Kilborn, author of Serial, The List, and Endurance

"He has entered a literary shadow land between Ray Bradbury and Neil Gaiman."--Sharyn McCrumb, The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter

"Scott Nicholson understands that the best horror novels achieve primal fear through a combination of sustained atmosphere, richly drawn characters, and believable if uncanny evils that draw unholy power from everyday lives."--Christopher Ransom, author of The Birthing House

"A master of atmospheric suspense." --Eric Wilson, NY Times bestselling novelist

"Like Stephen King, he knows how to summon serious scares."--Bentley Little, His Father's Son

"Always surprises and always entertains."--Jonathan Maberry, Rot And Ruin

362 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 63 reviews.

Bearing All (Wild Men of Alaska), by Tiffinie Helmer. (Still free?)

A CIA assassin is just trying to do her job but swoons over an Alaskan hunk. This novella has steamy scenes and sultry spies and all for free!

" It's a story of spy intrigue, reminiscent of a great James Bond movie. Very sexy--a fast paced, fun read, set in a wintry wonderland setting. " -- Rootytooty

BEARING ALL (a novella)

All he wants for Christmas is her…
Former Russian spy, Sergei Lavinsky, code name The Bear, is hibernating on the edge of Alaska. He lures the woman he loves to the Edge of Reason Lodge, hoping enough time has passed that her heart has softened and her knives have dulled.

All she wants is revenge…
Kate “No Mercy” Mercer is a CIA Agent sent to assassinate him. Again. This time she intends to succeed without ending up in his bed. She has a dozen reasons to kill him, and one of them is personal.

They’ll be completely unwrapped before the holiday is over…

5-star rating from 6 reviews.

Dreams of Eli, by Van Heerling. (Still free?)

A tortured soldier during the civil war recalls his life before the war - #42 in Free Kindle Books!

"I was taken into another time, a time of civil war, which can be brutal. But also it took me into this soldiers dreams of a more innocent time of his life, his childhood, where he met his one true love. This was a much simpler time, although he endured a very hard life. I love how Van transports you into this time period....I was there with Eli.....and shared his dreams!" -- parker123

Southern soldier Eli West wakes in a cave and discovers he is held captive by a soldier of the Union. Shot, drugged, and tortured, he descends into the darkness and the beauty of his unconscious, uncovering a time when he was still in love, a time before war, a time before everything fell away.

Author note:
If you enjoyed Dreams of Eli, you may also be
interested in MALAIKA. To my surprise and disbelief this novella has been downloaded over 45,000 times.

251 pages, with a 4.8-star rating from 5 reviews.

How to Organize Your Life (Every Day), by Higher Read. (Still free?)

With New Year's Resolutions and Spring Cleaning right around the corner - you might want to pick up this book for free today!

"This book has some excellent suggestions for how to organize your life and home. The tips were very do-able and even if you aren't able to implement them all, just doing a few will make a big difference." -- amylou

Having an organized day means having a productive day. When we are organized in the right way, we can accomplish more because we don’t waste time searching for the next thing to do. Being organized means working in a way that is ordered and calm. It means avoiding frantic multitasking that leads not to getting more done, but getting a few things done poorly or halfway.

Organization leads to productivity in our entire day. We are tempted to think only of our work day as yielding a product, but really our home time is productive as well. It produces food for us and our families. We want to produce a tidy place to live. We want to produce leisure time and relaxation.

That is why this book helps you organize at work and at home. It doesn’t feel great to go from a clean desk at work to a messy refrigerator at the end of the day. In this book you will find routines to organize your time and methods to organize the physical spaces in which you work and live.

Now let’s get organized.

4.4-star rating from 8 reviews.

Teas for Life: 101 Herbal Teas for Greater Health, by Diane Kidman. (Still free?)

This unique book featuring the health benefits of different teas is free today!

"If you are a seasoned herbalist or just some one who wants try your hand at a few herbal remedies... This is the book you need! It is chalked full of valuable info, not only about the herbs medical properties. But how to use them, what is safe and what isn't and what you could use them for! Very well put together and of course the authors humor is showing through! She writes her books in a way that is not only useful info, but entertaining as well! And she even throws in some folklore and history of the herbs! A most have book!" -- JoAnn Brown

“If you’ve ever brewed a simple cup of tea, you’ve practiced herbalism. This most basic and ancient of acts has the power to deliver health and healing in a safer, more natural way to you and your family. And since it’s so familiar to most of us, it’s also a comfortable place to begin learning more about herbalism.” So begins Teas for Life, an educational and surprisingly humorous ebook that brings 101 herbs clearly to light, showcasing numerous uses for each plant, correct dosages, and lively anecdotal information.

Whether you're a budding home herbalist, an avid gardener, a skilled wildcrafter, or an avid herbal tea enthusiast, this will quickly become your go-to guide.

A great reference for not only your Kindle, but your smart phone, your home computer, or your tablet. You’ll want to keep this one with you!

192 pages, with a 4.9-star rating from 10 reviews.

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