Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Free and bargain Kindle books! (Wednesday Jan 16)

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

Love, Inc, by Lily Zante. (Still free?)

This romantic novella is newly-released, and free today.

If you love reading romance books by Debbie Macomber or Lucy Kevin, prepare to lose yourself in the deliciously romantic story: Love, Inc by Lily Zante. This is a light, contemporary romance novella about an office romance where two seemingly different individuals are bought together.

Lexi Stanning is a beautiful and intelligent secretarial temp who loves working in lots of different places. Not content with working for a boss, Lexi is also working on her side business where she is selling her own line of sexy lingerie.

Wayne Blunt is an entrepreneur whose company WB Enterprises makes products for the building and construction industries. His company is doing very well and he wants to take it to the next level. When Wayne and Lexi first meet they are worlds apart. Young, intelligent and beautiful Lexi is used to working at sleek, corporate offices. When she is offered a stint at WB Enterprises, working for the rather ruggedly handsome and hard-working boss, she instantly regrets accepting this contract. Wayne takes one look at Lexi and in her Prada high heels and doesn't think she will last long at his company.

However, the business of love leads these two people through a roller coaster ride of emotional highs and depressing lows. Will Wayne and Lexi ever get their business together? Find out in Love, Inc.

88 pages.

A Yellow Jellow, What Did You Say? (Second Edition), by J. Kaylin. (Still free?)

Looking for a colorful, Seuss-like children's book? This one has been popular over the years and is free today.

"Each poem in the book has an illustration. The illustrations are very good pen and ink drawings that are very detailed and very imaginative. These are some of the best illustrations I've ever seen in a children's book, and I've seen a lot of children's books! The poems themselves are fun, too. They are full of witty and ingenuous rhymes and word play. The rhythm of the poems is fun, and helps to move the stories along. It is easy to visualize the poems because J Kaylin is an artist who paints with words. " -- Peggy, Amazon reviewer

Author and Illustrator JKaylin would like to introduce you to The Murgle-Flurgle-Flickity-Tickity-Tat, The Nutton Glutton, and The Greatest Me!. "A Yellow Jellow, What Did You Say'" is a delightful ensemble of children's poetical humor bearing the name of JKaylin.

This highly read slim paperback quickly emptied off bookstore shelves with its first publication in 1994. Yet aimed at an audience of children 3 thru 8, people of all ages still enjoy this inspirational packed volume of encouragement, silliness, wit, and humor. "A Yellow Jellow, What Did You Say'" is indeed a novel approach to children's literature.
Author JKaylin's close understanding of children and the child within in us all is evident in this delightfully written and simply illustrated children's book. JKaylin has carefully put into these pages a liberal amount of insight, warmth, and laughter. He then has sprinkled them all with the essence of Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein.

Though this book is purely fun for its non-sense and silly wit, the content of "A Yellow Jellow, What Did You Say'" is also meant to encourage a child to think of themselves as something special, as they learn to discover and appreciate the wonder, awe, and magic of the highly versatile English language and the written word.

JKaylin is an author being described by some professional editors as the next generation in word play and funniness since the humorist writer of the 1920's, Ogden Nash. "A Yellow Jellow, What Did You Say'" is an asset to any library, including any digital book library that you'll want to take with you where ever you go.

70 pages, with a 4-star rating from 9 reviews.

To Love a Thief (Secrets & Scandals), by Darcy Burke. (Still free?)

This short romantic tale is based in Victorian England. From bestselling novelist Darcy Burke, and free today!

"The instant attraction sends sparks flying and the action keeps this couple coming back together. Lies are told but truths are quickly revealed as well which I appreciated. I liked how Daniel has been a constable and inherited a title he never expected to have or want and this is an area I would have liked just a bit more about, but again, it worked well within this novella. Daniel is smart, loyal and confident and a wonderful foil to Jocelyn and her bold nature. You know who the villain is but how it all unraveled was a delight. This novella has it all--action, romance, love and passion. We get just enough glimpses of one of the upcoming heroes and I am very anxious to see how Ms Burke redeems him! Lovely story for a lovely price. 4 stars." -- Lisa Wolff, Amazon reviewer

To set things right, she has to be very wrong…

Former constable Daniel Carlyle hasn’t the foggiest notion how to be a viscount. No one is more shocked than he when his father’s second cousin and his son die on the same day. When a prominent earl offers to guide Daniel through Society and the House of Lords, he’s grateful to have a champion. Things seem to be falling into place when he meets a lovely young woman he intends to make his viscountess. Until he catches her stealing from his mentor.

The moment Jocelyn Renwick glimpses her family's stolen heirlooms in the possession of a wealthy earl, she demands their return. He dismissively insists they’ve been in his family for generations, and she privately vows to get them back at any cost. But the law-abiding Lord Carlyle foils her plans, and she reluctantly partners with him to solve the theft of her property. When they discover the earl is up to his ears in criminal acts, he threatens to link Daniel to his gang of thieves. Jocelyn must decide if justice for her family is worth risking a chance at love.

117 pages, with a 4-star rating from 56 reviews.

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A Touch of Deceit (Nick Bracco Series #1), by Gary Ponzo. (Still $0.99?)

This thriller won the Southwest Writers Novel Contest, and is our bargain book today at only $0.99!

"Great thriller. Hard to put the book down once you get started. I love the unswerving determination of Nick Bradford, and the use of the word "capisce" by the Sicilians is hilarious. When one feels in need of good entertainment, this is the series to lay your hands on!" -- Teresa Ngigi, Amazon reviewer

FBI agent Nick Bracco can't stop a Kurdish terrorist from firing missiles at random homes across the country. The police can't stand watch over every household, so Bracco recruits his cousin Tommy to help track down this terrorist. Tommy is in the Mafia. Oh yeah, it gets messy fast. As fast as you can turn the pages.

Writer/Director Stephen Carpenter said, "Couldn't put it down and now I want more. Bravo."

Judith L. Pearson author of "Wolves at the Door," and "Belly of the Beast," said, "Gary Ponzo is simply the best new thriller writer out there."

380 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 140 reviews.

Tendrils of Life, by Owen Choi. (Still free?)

This uplifting book, free today, takes you on a journey through war-torn Korea. "A literary gem."

"Tendrils of Life strummed and plucked at my heartstrings like a well-played harp. Choi wrote from the heart: he did not belittle suffering but did not sensationalize pain. This uplifting story used themes of love and kindness with frank, stoic tones to celebrate human resilience at a difficult time in Korea's history." -- Celina Cuadro, BookIdeas

Acute food shortages and lawlessness plague communist-occupied Seoul at the start of the Korean War in 1950. Jimin, a sixteen-year-old boy, aches to return to the safety of his old home on Ockdo (Jade Island), a remote island he'd left five years earlier. But only his father, who is absent from home, knows the way.

His adversary, a man who's been plotting to wipe out Jimin's family and steal their island, brings a tragedy and tries to eliminate him, forcing him to traverse the war-torn country on foot with his seven-year-old sister to find his father. But the war sweeps across the country multiple times and hinders them from meeting up with their father.

Back in Seoul, with Chinese troops (who invade the country to prop up the communists) bearing down on them, Jimin is forced to join the army, leaving his sister alone, hungry, and homeless in the cold, bomb-devastated city. During a long march, Jimin succumbs to hunger and fatigue and is left to die at a roadside house. He is rescued by a girl he loves, but the war, his adversary, and personal misfortunes continue to thwart his goal of returning to his island with his girl, father, and sister. He miraculously survives a massacre and an epidemic of relapsing fever and undergoes other gut-wrenching trials. He finally stumbles on his father, who is very ill with tuberculosis, and he must overcome formidable obstacles to return to Ockdo.

With action and suspense, Tendrils of Life is a rich and intriguing upmarket fiction, interwoven with gripping character-oriented narratives and full of visual detail. It's a story of love and hope, greed and revenge, and the quest for survival in the turmoil of war - a depiction of resilience of the human spirit.

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426 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 14 reviews.

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Sarah Of The Moon, by Randy Mixter. (Still $0.99?)

This bargain book, $0.99 today, is a love story with a touch of mystery and adventure - based in San Francisco during the summer of 1967.

"This story took me way back...Nothing was left behind, and it stayed true to the era. The struggles that Alex had to endure to 'fit in', were really written well. After finishing this book, I found myself at a loss for words. This is truly a multi-faceted story, like a diamond that shines in many directions. I could see Sarah dancing in my mind, and I feel all of Alex's love for her. The cover is beautiful. A very, well written work of art." -- Clementine, Amazon reviewer

Return to The Summer Of Love.

The Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco in 1967. Alex Conley, a part-time writer for a Baltimore newspaper, is dispatched to chronicle the events occurring there. It is June of 1967, and the summer of love is in full swing.

Alone, in this strange and magical place, he meets a girl named Sarah, a free spirit who is as mysterious as she is beautiful. 
What are the secrets of her past? Why does she dance each night under the light of the moon' These are just a few of the puzzles Alex needs to solve in the short time he has in that city. 
Then there's another complication. He is beginning to fall deeply in love with her.

234 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 45 reviews.

It Really IS a Wonderful Life: Contemporary Christian Romance Fiction (Christmas Romance Best Seller), by Linda Wood Rondeau. (Still free?)

A Christian romance, free today!

"Linda Rondeau's It Really IS a Wonderful Life is a delightful contemporary romance set against the Christmas play It's a Wonderful Life. Dorie is a war widow with 2 young children who has moved to her parents' hometown. The two most eligible bachelors in town are vying for her attentions while she is trying to create a firm foundation for her kids and for her faith. Rondeau presents a compelling picture of a woman who has relied on others for her faith. She finds she must make her faith her own without relying on her dead husband or her parents" -- Diane Tatum, Amazon reviewer

Midville newcomer and Iraq War widow, Dorie Fitzgerald, despises the frigid Adirondack wasteland that has now become her home.

After twenty failed job interviews, she questions the wisdom of moving to be near her parents. Desperate to belong, she joins the local Community Theater, in production for It s a Wonderful Life. Jamey Sullivan has put his professional life on hold in order to run the family business and to help his ailing father. He signs on for Midville s production of It s a Wonderful Life, although he hopes to receive a Broadway casting call any day now.

When these two meet, they are instantly attracted to one another. However, ambition, demanding children, and a romantic rival threaten to squash their growing love for one another. It Really IS a Wonderful Life is set in the beautiful Adirondack mountains, a perfect backdrop for romantic conflict.

200 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 51 reviews.

Under Abnormal Conditions (A Michael Drake Mystery), by Erick D. Burgess. (Still free?)

Mayhem in Louisiana! This mystery is free today.

"Excellently written with a great cast of characters. Plot ending was a bit of a stretch, but this will fit into a nice detective series. I could see this as a good TV script. " -- Henrietta Lala, Amazon reviewer

A horrible car accident destroys virtually everything that was important to Michael Drake, he loses his mentor grandfather, and his marriage ends. As he tries to begin a new life with his former high school sweetheart, Michelle, she suddenly disappears. Under Abnormal Conditions picks up six months after Michelle’s disappearance. Michael is going through his usual routine at the jazz club he manages, when he receives a threatening phone call. The caller tells him that there is a bomb somewhere in the building. He makes the decision to clear the building and that is where his trouble truly begins. It turns out that the bomb threat was merely a cover for the murder of a person who was a link to his past life. Being the only suspect that the police are interested in; Drake is faced with the task of finding the real killer himself, if he ever hopes to have normal life.

177 pages, with a 4.1-star rating from 16 reviews.

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