Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Free and bargain Kindle Books! (Tuesday Dec 11)

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

When You Come Home: The True Love Story Of A Soldier's Heroism, His Wife's Sacrifice and the Resilience of America's Greatest Generation (Historical Romance), by Nancy Pitts. (Still free?)

This highly-rated true-life romance is set during WWII. Tom Brokaw says: "Daphne Cavin's poignant story of love, loss and sacrifice was one of the most memorable I encountered in writing The Greatest Generation. Her daughter now completes the story with this very heartfelt book." Don't miss this free download today!

"It is a nostalgic and heartfelt story allowing you to feel and become part of America's past. A piece of romantic and soboring history that is truly touching and certainly reflects what has become known as the 'greatest generation'. Definitely a good read!" -- Kathi Peoples, Amazon Reviewer

The war claimed Daphne Kelley’s young husband’s life, but it couldn’t keep Raymond – and his abiding love – from being with her when she needed him most.

First glimpsed in Tom Brokaw’s landmark bestseller, The Greatest Generation, the true-life love story of Daphne and Raymond Kelley went far deeper than Brokaw’s feature could reveal. Now When You Come Home provides the complete account of what New York Times book reviewer Michael Lind cited as “perhaps the most compelling” love story in Brokaw’s book.

Taking its title from a poem newlywed Daphne sent her soldier husband during World War II, When You Come Home tells of their young love in the heartland at the brink of war, and of the crushing uncertainty and fear as they find themselves a world apart. And when the poem comes back to Daphne – blood-stained by Raymond’s mortal wounds – When You Come Home shares the extraordinary event that restores the grieving young widow’s faith in the transcendent power of love.

244 pages, with a 4.8-star rating from 46 reviews.

Cheyenne, A Timeless Series Novel, Book One, by Lisa Wiedmeier. (Still free?)

With over 50 five-star reviews, this book garners high praise for its beautiful writing and its creation of a fascinating lead character in Cheyenne. Don't miss the opportunity to get this free today! 

"My heart raced and my breath quicked when the book rounded the ending. I was left desperately wanting book 2. I've become entwined in the lives of the Timeless and Can't wait to read where they go and what is to come for Cheyenne as her mind bending life carries her forward with her protectors into an unknown future." -- Alchemy of Annes Anomalies

"A cross between the DaVinci Code and Twilight... this book was wonderful!" -- Kristen 

Murder, romance, secrets and hidden pasts. Deception from every angle—who's telling the truth?

Cheyenne Wilson's life is thrown into turmoil after her adoptive parents are killed in an accident. With only her best friend Colt to comfort her, she scours through the family archives, hoping to quell her grief. Instead she begins to unravel the mystery behind her birth parents, and her secret heritage. She is a Timeless- a being that ages one year for every hundred human years when they reach their twenties- and of the royal line, destined to gain great power.

But Cheyenne has other problems. The ones who killed her parents want her too, and Colt is hiding something of his own. Surrounded by danger and with few she can trust, Cheyenne must face the dark truth of her past, and choose between a forbidden love that will forever hold her heart, or her destiny...

486 pages, with a 4.1-star rating from 86 reviews.

Some Are Sicker Than Others (An Addiction Recovery Thriller with Crime, Suspense, and Dark Humor), by Andrew Seaward. (Still free?)

Written with an insider's eye for detail and nuance, this harrowing book richly explores the complexities of addiction and recovery, through a cast of memorable characters. Free today!

"Seaward not only weaves an exceptionally well-constructed story with wholly credible characters, he offers deeper insights and relates more factual information about the disease of addiction than any other writer to date." -- Grady Harp, Top 10 Amazon Reviewer 

"Monty Miller's journey reminds us of the difficult road of acceptance, forgiveness and redemption that we all must take at some point in our lives." -- Cyrus Webb, Top 500 Amazon Reviewer

"This is a very dark, harsh, unmerciful look at addiction with unrelenting exposure of its consequences." -- Dr. Patricia Laster, Psychologist and Author of "Breaking Free"


Monty Miller, a self-destructive, codependent alcoholic, is wracked by an obsession to drink himself to death as punishment for a fatal car accident he didn't cause. 

Dave Bell, a former all-American track star turned washed-up high school volleyball coach, routinely chauffeurs his bus full of teens on a belly full of liquor and head full of crack.

Angie Mallard, a recently divorced housewife with three estranged children, is willing to go to any lengths to restore the family she lost to crystal meth.

All three are court-mandated to a drug & alcohol rehab high in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. There, they learn the universal truth among alcoholics and addicts:

Though they may all be sick...SOME ARE SICKER THAN OTHERS.

Based on the author's own personal experience with substance abuse and twelve-step programs, Some Are Sicker Than Others, transcends the clich├ęs of the typical recovery story by exploring the insidiousness of addiction and the thin, blurred line between true love and codependence.

With the harsh realism of Brett Easton Ellis and the dark, confrontational humor of Chuck Palahniuk, Mr. Seaward takes the reader deep inside the psyche of the addict and portrays, in very explicit details, the psychological and physiological effects of withdrawal and the various stages of recovery.

390 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 35 reviews.

Graham The Gargoyle (Cascade), by Brian Clopper. (Still free?)

In a lighter mood? This children's tale from Brian Clopper is full of heart and smarts. And, it deftly reveals important messages about bullying, friendship, and courage. Get this for your kids, your younger relatives, or yourself... free today.

"What an incredible story Brian Clopper has crafted for us. It made me want to scoop up my children and snuggle up for a good old-fashioned story time. At first glance, I thought it would be a good book for second or third grade as it is so small, written as a short chapter book. But, in the end, I believe it would be a wonderful tool for instruction in 4th-6th grade as well. It has some very good vocabulary to introduce and the way it covers such powerful topics as bullying, overcoming fears and death is nothing short of brilliant. A short read, this one packs a punch. Touching and sweet, Graham is a hero you and your kids will love cheering for." -- Heather Sutherlin, Amazon reviewer

For Graham, his first flight is sure to be a disaster. Expectations are high for him to fly. Teased for his puny wings and fear of heights, his only friends are an equally picked-upon troll named Ot and his grandfather who has hardened so much he may not make it to Graham's rite of passage. When his grandfather must leave Cascade to ascend to his final resting place atop a church tower, Graham makes a heart-wrenching decision and sneaks through a dimensional portal with him, keenly aware he may have just trapped himself alone on Earth. Will he make it back in time to attempt his first flight? Will Blord, the village bully, prove to be be too much of a thorn for the earnest young gargoyle? And what does his sister's volcano project have to do with saving his rocky hide? Revel in the answers as you read this heartwarming tale of friendship and faith.

108 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 6 reviews.

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

The Reunion, by David Burnett. (Still $0.99?)

In today's bargain book, get to know Michael and Allison, and their layered love story. The book is praised for its relatable storyline, placed in the colorful settings of South Carolina, England, and Scotland. Yours for $0.99 today!

"Ah, the adventure known as marriage... This book tells it like it is! Like my favorite dessert, I just couldn't put it down until I devoured the last morsel. I laughed and cried with Allie & Michael throughout their journey. Their interaction with each other and their daughter rang true to life. I felt like I knew these people (and sometimes like I WAS these people) and was absolutely invested in their happiness. I cringed at their mistakes and cheered at their triumphs. I could apply the lessons learned to my marriage. AN ALL-AROUND GREAT READ!" -- Sheryl Starnes, Amazon reviewer

It is the fear of separation from everything she loves that brings Allison Bannister to the beach. She stops on the steps that lead down to the ocean. She is alone. The sun is setting behind her; the tide is rushing in, and dark water is licking at the bottom step. Off to the north, the lights of Charleston shine into the evening sky. To the south, a star twinkles as darkness descends on the barrier islands. Light and dark; good and evil. Reconciliation is not in the cards.

Allison shivers. How easy it would be to walk out into the ocean. Her winter clothes would take on water and weigh her down. When she went under, her body would turn cold, her lungs would fill with water, and all of her troubles would end.

It all started with an invitation to Michael’s high school reunion.

“Reunions are fun!” Allison tells her husband, Michael, when the invitation to his thirtieth reunion arrives in the mail. “You see old friends, talk about old times . . .”
“Talk to a bunch of fat, gray-haired people who I haven’t seen in thirty years . . . A blast.” Michael shakes his head, “Besides,” he adds, “strange things happen at reunions.”

In spite of his reluctance, Allison surprises him with tickets.
At the reunion, Michael does see his old friends. They do talk about old times. They watch a video, “Turn Back the Clock” - high school, 1979. As she meets his friends, listens to their stories, and watches the video, Allison discovers a Michael she does not know, a boy who was so very different from the “staid, serious attorney” to whom she is married.

Michael does have a blast. “Wouldn’t it be wonderful,” he asks later in the evening, “if you could crawl through a worm hole and find yourself in high school, again?”

Over the next few weeks, Allison attempts to cope with the strange things that happen as Michael “crawls though the worm hole,” and morphs back into the person he was thirty years earlier. She rolls her eyes when he plays practical jokes. She shakes her head when he trains to run a marathon. Where is the man I married? 

Michael’s desire to return to his youth sets in motion events which disrupt their lives and tear the couple apart. Michael spends long hours in his new art studio, alone. Allison feels rejected and begins to build a life of her own, a life that does not require Michael. Before long, Michael and Allison, a couple who seldom spent time apart, rarely spend time together. They both feel neglected, and each blames the other. A long separation, the unexpected appearance of Michael’s college girl friend, an unplanned rendezvous, and a charge of adultery threaten to end their marriage forever - and Allison finds herself alone on the beach.

The Reunion is a tale about how seemingly insignificant events can lead to a marriage on the brink, about the danger of staying silent when problems arise, and, above all, about the journey a couple in love takes as they attempt to obtain forgiveness, to avoid divorce, and to find themselves again.

271 pages, with a 4-star rating from 8 reviews.

Mind Hurdles: Mystery Number (Cool Math Games For Mathematically Gifted Kids), by LL Kross. (Still free?)

Interactive math games to stretch your children and help propel them through a deeper understanding of math. Author LL Kross has over 40 years of experience teaching young minds. Free today!

Is your child mathematically gifted? Mind Hurdles Mystery Number for Gifted Math 4 – 6 may be the cool yet challenging game your child needs to improve his or her math skills far beyond what is currently being taught in school.

Unfortunately, in today’s academic environment with its high student to teacher ratio, the brightest students often suffer for no other reason than they simply lack the opportunity to work with stimulating material that aims to expand rather than dull the mind. As a responsible parent eager to do all you can to help your gifted math child excel, it will fall to you to pick up the slack.

One of the best ways to enhance your child’s math learning experience is to furnish him or her with high quality cool math games. Fun math games like Mystery Number are specifically designed to be results-driven. They stretch and improve your child’s mathematics genius rather than just pass the time. 

Mathematical Concepts used in Mind Hurdles – Mystery Number are:
Logical thinking
Place value
Divisibility rules
Algebraic thinking

Imagine your child being the first in his class to begin to grasp and use the mathematical concepts needed to play Mystery Number. It is a known fact that the gifted math kids of today will be the inventors, scientists, and explorers of tomorrow. This math game is a brilliant opportunity to expand your child’s mind to help ensure his or her place as one of the top leaders in one of these fields. 

As the problems are sorted from easy to increasingly more difficult, math skills naturally and automatically improve, as the game is played. It can be played either alone, with a parent, or with a group of gifted math friends. You can work against the clock or not, it is strictly up to you.
A team of gifted math educators with more than forty years experience helping young beautiful minds reach their potential created this gifted mathematics game. As with all the Mind Hurdles children’s books, its contents are overseen by the Mind Hurdles Advisory Board.

CB Slanguage Language Dictionary - The Official (Including Cross Reference) (CB Radio Lingo), by Lanie Dills. (Still free?)

Breaker, breaker! Remember CB radios? Well, they're still being used by many, and the lingo has embedded itself in our language. This authoritative reference contains 400 pages of CB "slanguage." Get it while it's free today!

"As a professional over the road driver of 20+ years, she knows what she's talking about. In fact there were a few that I wasn't familiar with. I enjoyed it immensely!!!" -- Gary Davenport, Amazon reviewer

The "Official" CB Slanguage Language Dictionary is now available for Kindle readers. This New York Times Best Seller about CB radio lingo has sold over a million copies since its release and continues to be the standard reference for CB radio jargon.

C.W. McCall of “Convoy" called The ‘Official’ CB Slanguage Language Dictionary the CBers “Bible”. And Lanie Dills, the author was called the “Webster” of citizens band radio Jargon by People magazine.

From its first publication date, the radio lingo book was extraordinarily and immediately wildly popular as a way to quickly pick up the CB lingo used by citizens band radio enthusiasts. It is easy to talk trucker slang with the best big rigger on the expressway when you have this handy reference guide beside you.

If you don’t know how to “rachet jaw” (talk CB slang) yet, or if you just want to be able to use the cross reference to translate English into CB jargon, this CB talk book will get you up to speed in just a few minutes.

Did you know there are at least 22 ways to say best wishes and 72 different terms for law enforcement officers? And there are almost 100 different ways to “sign off". And almost every city from “Shakey City” (Los Angeles) to the “Dirty Side” (New York City) also has at least one CB slang name.

Here are a couple examples of a typical CB language conversation:

1. “Wipe the bugs of your plates, We eyeball a roller skate funny bunny at the mixing bowl. Use the jake to double fiver.”

Translation: Watch out for police coming from behind. I see a Volkswagon at the cloverleaf which is a police car in disguise. Slow down to 55 mph.

2. “Brush your teeth and comb your hair”

Translation: Police radar ahead, slow down to avoid getting caught by radar unit.

CB jargon is fun to use, but you need to know how to use it to join in the fun and avoid the embarrassment of being laughed off the road by the 18-wheelers.

This is Citizens Band colorful Jargon From A to Z including a complete cross-reference. It is easy to use and is the perfect reference for new Cbers and also for skilled “rachet jawers” that may have missed a CB term or two.

Also included are the:

  “10 Code used by law enforcement officers
‘Official’ Ten-Code

If you are going to “mojitate” on the “boulevards”, get the #1 Bestseller, The ‘Official’ CB Slanguage Language Dictionary including cross-reference. You’ll be able to “jawjack” with the best of them. Oh, before I forget, CB handles (CB nicknames) are a good idea. Pick yourself out a good one before you start to key the mike.

410 pages, with a 5-star rating from 2 reviews.

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