Sunday, December 30, 2012

Free and bargain Kindle Books! (Sunday Dec 30)

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

Project ELE (ELE Series #1) (The ELE Series), by Rebecca Gober. (Still free?)

Millions are dying as the world rapidly heats up. Project ELE is put in place to save them all. But is it too late? This free YA tale has science fiction, fantasy and romance!

"This book has a unique storyline with intriguing characters. The setting of this book describes the world in a whole new light. I think this book is definitely worth reading." -- Faith, Amazon reviewer

"Project ELE is an intensely unique and enjoyable read. It captures the imagination and invites the reader to explore a post-apocalyptic setting with a multitude of secrets, discoveries and a good dose of betrayal. Think scientific experiments, mostly likeable but also some creepy characters, paranormal abilities, hidden passageways and caverns deep inside a mountain; and then throw into the mix a fat helping of action, suspense, and romance, and you're onto a winner. A must-read for paranormal romance fans of all ages!" -- Books4Tomorrow

"For those of you who loved The Hunger Games, Delirium, Matched, Gone series. Then you should check this out." -- Books Are Diamonds

Millions have already died, and thousands more are perishing daily. As a last ditch effort to preserve the human race, the government implements Project ELE. With the earth heating at rapid speeds, all remaining survivors are forced to turn to F.E.M.A. shelters to wait out ELE's wrath.
Fifteen-year-old Willow Mosby's life, as she knows it, ends the moment she walks through the shelter's door. Willow has to quickly adapt to the new challenges that shelter life demands, which includes making new friends and working a full time job.

Soon after making an interesting discovery, Willow and her friends start exhibiting strange abilities. Seeking answers, they embark on a mission to find out what these new abilities mean and whether they are a gift or a curse.

This new adventure can send her world crashing down around her. The question is: Can Willow survive the fall?

From the authors of Night Marchers comes a new apocalyptic series with a paranormal twist.

240 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 86 reviews.

The Siren of Paris, by David LeRoy. (Still free?)

Take a trip back to WWII era France. This bestseller is free today!

"This book is such a meticulously crafted travel back in time, and certainly will not be a book that is forgotten. This is one you will want an actual copy of, so you can come back to it, and read again and again, it is detailed and researched so well. I am more then impressed with David LeRoy's debut novel, and I am more then anxious to read any news of another book coming soon." -- Amazon reviewer

Upon Marc’s death, he finds himself in the company of ghosts trapped in limbo, reliving his experiences in World War II. He must revisit his past and answer one question successfully before passing into eternal peace. The reader is transported to World War II-era France. In 1939, 20-year-old Marc Tolbert has reached a turning point in his life. He abandons his plans of going to medical school to study art in Paris, which is the place of his birth. As he boards a ship and heads to France, he chooses to ignore signs that Europe -- along with the rest of the world -- is on the brink of an especially devastating war.

When he arrives at l'École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, more ominous signs surface. There are windows covered with tape, sandbags shielding the fronts of important buildings, whispers of Parisian children leaving the city, and gas masks being distributed. Marc has a long journey ahead of him. He witnesses, first-hand, the fall of Paris and the departure of the French government. Employed by an ambassador Bullitt, a friend of his family, he visits heads of state, including the horribly obese gray-haired Mussolini and the charismatic Hitler. He witnesses the effects of the tightening vise of occupation, first-hand, as he tries to escape the country. He also participates in the French resistance, betrayed, spends time in prison camps, and sees the liberation of the concentration camps.

This is a blend of carefully researched historical fiction and a spiritual journey inspired by the Egyptian Book of the Dead. It includes many actual historical figures and events, including Ambassador Bullitt, Sumner Wells, Sylvia Beach, Jacques Lusseyran, and Joan Rodes, known as the Angel of Saint-Nazaire. It is both a realistic novel of a civilian caught in a brutal war, and working with the French resistance, and a story of a man seeking release from a past that never goes away.

343 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 29 reviews.

The Pink Rose: Secrets, Love and Betrayal, by Alicia Roberts. (Still free?)

In this contemporary romance, a busy CEO gets caught up with the new shy accountant. Get it free today!

"This book is what you would call a spicy, romantic, interesting book. The plot was really well written. The author started off the book with the characters not being close to one another and then this big event they attended help them to bond with one another, and get closer and intimate with one another. This is what you call a real romance novel." -- Rebecca Forde, Amazon reviewer

Max Wilson is CEO and majority shareholder of Zetta Corp. Ever since he first noticed his shy accountant Amy Sanders, he's been trying to get her attention. So when she finally agrees to be his escort to an important gala, he knows exactly what he wants from her.

What he doesn't know is that Amy's cousin is Nicky Dunn, his business rival. Soon, it seems as though there's a mole inside the company, leaking important information to Nicky…

4.2-star rating from 48 reviews.

The Witch Narratives Reincarnation (Land of Enchantment #1), by Belinda Vasquez Garcia. (Still free?)

This highly-praised fantasy was a finalist in the New Mexico and Arizona Book Awards. Download this free today!

"I throughly enjoyed this book. As a Southwest history enthusiast, I loved the equal parts of folklore and fact. It is obvious Ms. Garcia did her homework. The penitente rituals are right on and her discription of how witches traveled as fireballs was just as great-grandma (from New Mexico) used to tell it. Anxiously awaiting the next book!" -- Amazon reviewer

Did you know that witches in New Mexico flash into fireballs and soar across the sky like shooting stars?

Two young women, a witch and a Catholic, clash with the Penitentes, a fanatical, Catholic secret society who enforce their own punishment for sin & want to bring back the Spanish Inquisition to New Mexico.

Salia, a third-generation witch and half-Native American living on the fringes of society, befriends Marcelina, a doubting Catholic haunted by a centuries-old witch, La Llorona, who rises from the muddy Rio Grande. While Marcelina is torn between Catholicism and witchcraft allure, Salia has no desire to join her mother and grandmother in the Sisterhood of the Black Rose, the covens created by La Llorona. 

REINCARNATION is brewed with the little known world of Southwestern witchcraft. It is a touching, magical tale set during the Roaring 20's and Great Depression, the first of a four-book series.

368 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 17 reviews.

Texas Roads (A Miller's Creek Novel), by Cathy Bryant. (Still free?)

A city girl tries to find 'home' in a series of small town. A little bit of romance, a little bit of spiritual guidance, and a lot of heart make this great story. Get it while it's free!

"Enough tension and heartache mixed in with beautiful descriptions of small town life and Biblical truths to make it all worthwhile in the end. Interested in the sequel!" -- C. M. Patterson, Amazon reviewer

City gal Dani Davis just wants a place to call home. With quirky residents, quaint country charm, and loads of business potential, Miller's Creek Texas seems like the perfect place to start over . . . except for the cowboy who gives her a ride into town. Dani secretly finances renovations to downtown Miller’s Creek, but malicious rumors force her to choose between keeping her involvement a secret and the home for which she’s always longed. Then a devastating discovery propels her down a road she never expected to travel.

Steve Miller is determined to rescue his dying hometown. When vandals jeopardize the renovation, he can’t help but suspect Dani, whose strange behavior has become fodder for local gossips. Can Steve and Dani call a truce for a higher cause, and in the process help Dani recognize the true meaning of home?

305 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 64 reviews.

Nandana's Mark (The Queen of the Realm of Faerie, #1), by Heidi Garrett. (Still free?)

This bestselling fantasy epic follows half-faerie Melia as she is haunted with dark visions. Get it free today!

"This book is a great story of another world, with faeries and other world people. I enjoyed reading this book very much and would recommend it to anyone who likes to read about faeries." -- Carol Brooks

Dark visions haunt the half-faerie Melia, but try as she might, she cannot chase away the images of destruction that are linked to her father’s ambitions. Looking for a way to stop him and the visions, she visits the Illustrator and is given a strange mark meant to bring her help. Before it arrives, a tragic accident occurs and a family’s dark legacy is revealed.

210 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 8 reviews.

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

The Ardis Cole Series: The Curse of Senmut (Book 1), by Loretta Jackson. (Still $0.99?)

Here's a chilling mystery with some great archeological facts mixed in! Get it for only 99 cents today!

"Excellent mystery. The characters were great. Lots of suspects. Who to trust? Who to watch? If you love Egypt or ever wanted to visit there, this book will take you on a visual journey. Imagery created was top-notch. Ardis made a great heroine. I was with her every step, even when I thought we shouldn't go. A must read. Hope the next book in the series goes Kindle." -- Carol Exline, Amazon reviewer

"...superbly crafted and entertaining mystery adventures..." –Midwest Book Review

"Nice thrills and chills. The authors have obviously done their archeological homework, and in between all the mysterious goings-on, we learn fascinating details of Hatshepsut's stormy reign. The Egyptology is all there, and it's enjoyable." –Mystery Scene Magazine

Outside a small village near the Valley of the Kings, archaeologist Ardis Cole arrives in Egypt to help excavate a tomb recently discovered by her mentor, Jane Darvin. When Jane is murdered, Ardis must assume responsibility for the project.

With the help of mysterious Blake Lydon, she must unravel the tomb’s mystery—an ancient secret concerning two miniature obelisks of gold hidden by Queen Hatshepsut’s love, Senmut, over 2000 years ago.

As Ardis uncovers the ancient mystery, she finds herself drawn into a modern action tale of hatred, murder, and revenge.

268 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 5 reviews.

A Deconstructed Heart, by Shaheen Ashraf-Ahmed. (Still free?)

An Indian college professor discovers what it means to to be an immigrant family in America. Here's some historical fiction that's free today!

"A Deconstructed Heart is the story of two people - an uncle and a niece - who individually experience heartbreak and who, together, make the journey towards healing. The author unfolds the lives of these characters in an easy and engaging manner and you find yourself quickly invested in them and their personal struggle and rooting for their recovery. The pace is just right and all of the characters felt very real. The writing was colorful and descriptive without drowning in details. I really enjoyed the book and look forward to reading more from Shaheen Ashraf-Ahmed!" -- MSH, Amazon reviewer

Mirza is a middle-aged Indian college professor whose wife has left him. He moves out of his house into a tent in his back garden, where he sets up an outdoor classroom and serves tea to his kind but bewildered neighbors. He is visited by the irritable spirit of his long-dead teacher, Khan Sahib, who is befuddled by the dysfunctions of modern life.

In the north of England, Mirza's niece, Amal, is finishing up her last year of college before she is expected to join her parents in their new home in India. Asked by her father to talk her uncle back into his senses, she moves into Mirza's house, and they soon are connected by their shared loneliness. She meets Rehan, Mirza's student, and is intrigued by the path of certainty he has built over his own loss and loneliness--a certainty that is threatened by his growing feelings for her.

When Rehan disappears, Amal's suffering forces Mirza to face the world once more. Together, Mirza and Amal must come to a new understanding of what it means to be an immigrant family when the old traditions have unraveled.

A Deconstructed Heart is a novella that explores the breakdown and rebuilding in one immigrant family trying to adapt: how lines in families and cultures are forcibly redrawn, how empty space can be reframed by a tent into a new definition of home... but how, no matter how hard we may try to forget, the past refuses to be contained.

4.7-star rating from 3 reviews.

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1 comment:

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