Monday, March 18, 2013

Bargain Kindle books! (Monday Mar 18)

Here is today's selection of bargain Kindle books!

FUSION (Portal Chronicles Book Five), by Imogen Rose. (Still $3.99?)

All five-star reviews for this new release - the finale in Imogen Rose's much-loved Portal Chronicles!

"A fitting end to a wonderful YA series! Arizona is the anti-Bella of young adult literature. She's strong-willed, self-confident and I've yet to want to drop kick her. Oh, she's still a teenager, she's a little whiny at times and all in love and conflicted, but... as much as the book is definitely fiction, she feels real. These kind of female lead characters are who I want my daughter looking up to. Highly recommended for young adult readers - and adults. Easily one of my favorite authors these days with a writing style to sell your soul to the devil for." -- Amazon Top 1000 reviewer

There was just one little difference—my reflection was not separated from me by silver-coated glass. She could have been my twin, except I didn’t have one. 

No, she was me.

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

Forging Zero (The Legend of ZERO), by Sara King. (Still $2.99?)

Save $5 today on this military Sci-Fi adventure from Sara King! Reduced to $2.99.

"Character-based Science Fiction at its best! If you have read Sara King's other books, you can expect a little bit darker of a tale. Forging Zero is a heartbreaking tale, skillfully rendered. It necessarily sets up events for books to come, and it is well worth it. The Zero books have quickly found their way into my top favorite Sci-Fi books of all time, sharing ground with the likes of Orson Scott Card and William Gibson, and I can't wait to read more." -- Amazon reviewers

The Legend of ZERO begins the epic journey of 14-year-old Joe Dobbs in a post-apocalyptic universe following a massive alien invasion of Earth. The oldest of the children drafted from humanity’s devastated planet, Joe is impressed into service by the alien Congressional Ground Force—and becomes the unwitting centerpiece in a millennia-long alien struggle for independence. Once his training begins, one of the elusive and prophetic Trith appears to give Joe a spine chilling prophecy that the universe has been anticipating for millions of years: Joe will be the one to finally shatter the vast alien government known as Congress. And the Trith cannot lie.…

But first Joe has to make it through bootcamp.

610 pages, with a 5-star rating from 10 reviews.

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Fateful (Book #1 in the Fateful Series), by Cheri Schmidt. (Still free?)

Free today, this paranormal romance is the first book in the Fateful Series.

"This book is about vampires and love but its nothing like Twilight. This book was a refreshing and welcomed view on vampires. And the main girl character is a strong young woman that can take care of herself. If you love Jane Austen then this book is perfect for you. Cheri is an amazing author and has a way of pulling you in with her stories." -- Amazon reviewer

A huge fan of Jane Austen, Danielle hopes to find her own Mr. Darcy when she leaves Colorado to attend art school in London. Of course she knows it's silly to wish for that, naive even. But she's met enough males who lacked respect for women, a growing trend it seemed. And at nineteen...well.... However, on only her second night there she gets lost and is threatened by a stalker who proves to be immune to her martial arts training. Before she is completely overpowered, she is then saved by Ethan Deveroux.

While Danielle does find the romance she seeks in Ethan, he's no Mr. Darcy. Her hero is held by a spell which fractures their chance at a happy ending. During the day Ethan is closer to mortal than immortal and can date her like any other man. Yet, as the sun sets, the powerful magic of an ancient curse returns and the evil of that spell is revealed. When that magic begins, Danielle's fairytale romance ends because Ethan Deveroux is a vampire.

362 pages, with a 4-star rating from 84 reviews.

Lonely Millionaire, by Carol Grace. (Still $0.99?)

Set in a coastal B&B, this book is from Carol Grace, author of over 35 romances. A 99-cent read with over 60 five-star reviews.

"Enjoyed this light hearted love story. It was an easy read, kept my interest. Adam and Mandy's lives were real and interesting. Carol Grace has been added as a must read author." -- Amazon reviewer

Dear Mr. Lonely....Mandy Clayton never answered personal ads, but this was one she couldn't resist and now she was falling for a guy she'd never met.

Adam Gray was not interested in a mail-order romance, but he was willing to write some love letters for his friend. Then he had to go "check out" the bride to be. Off he went on an undercover job at Mandy's Bed and Breakfast in a small California beach town. Adam was a good guy who always played by the rules, but one look at Mandy and he couldn't help it - he wanted her for himself! He wasn't there to romance his best friend's fiancee. He knew that. It would be wrong... He knew that too.

Lonely Millionaire is part of the Miramar Inn series. For more Miramar Inn books check out Almost Married and Wanted:Husband.

178 pages, with a 3.8-star rating from 194 reviews.

Sacagawea: Stolen!, by Karla Akins. (Still $0.99?)

This is the first of a 4-part series on the extraordinary life of Sacagawea. A wonderful way to share the story of this compelling true-life character with your kids.

"It is not often that I find books about historical figures that interest me from page one. I have been looking for quite some time for a living book about Sacagawea. I have purchased others only to be disappointed with their text book approach. After reading the first part of this series I am excited to read the other parts. I'm also looking forward to sharing this with my daughter!" -- Amazon reviewer

"We love this story! Every chapter leaves us hanging and eager to read more. Karla has done a fantastic job with this true tale of Sacagawea! We look forward to more stories by her." - Laura in WA

Stolen! is part 1 of a 4-part riveting historical narrative of Sacagawea and the events surrounding the Lewis and Clark discovery of the west. By itself, this is a short story, but together, the 4 ebook parts make a full-length book.

An intimate look into the life of Sacagawea, this interactive “living book” provides an unforgettable historical experience for students and adults alike. With emotional and factual honesty, the first person narrative brings into focus the truth about the life of the most beloved woman in American history.

Click the "buy now" button to download this ebook to your Kindle, computer or e-reader device.

pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 79 reviews.

An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments With Truth, by Mohandas K. Gandhi. (Still $0.99?)

Wisdom from the inspirational leader, written about midway through his extraordinary journey.

"This is no boring lecture on politics or nonviolence. In fact quite the opposite - it is the sparkling story of a very special man told in his own words. We learn about truth and non-violence in the best way possible, by observing Gandhi's actions as he goes about matters small and big. It brought Gandhi to life in a very special way. I always admired his principles, but now feel closer to Gandhi the man. This is a first-hand account that cannot be ignored. My only regret was that the book ended much too soon (mid 1920's) and there was nothing to cover the rest of his life. I can think of no person of any age who would not be greatly enriched by this book." -- Amazon reviewer

This is Gandhi's autobiography covering his life from early childhood to approximately 1921. In Gandhi's own words: "I simply want to tell the story of my numerous experiments with truth, and as my life consists of nothing but those experiments, it is true that the story will take the shape of an autobiography. But I shall not mind, if every page of it speaks only of my experiments . . . I should certainly like to narrate my experiments in the spiritual field which are known only to myself, and from which I have derived such power as I posses for working in the political field . . . If I had only to discuss academic principles. I should clearly not attempt an autobiography. But my purpose being to give an account of various practical applications of these principles, I have given the chapters I propose to write the title of The Story of My Experiments with Truth. These will of course include experiments with non-violence, celibacy and other principles of conduct believed to be distinct from truth." 

Gandhi's nonviolent struggles in South Africa and India had already brought him to such a level of notoriety, adulation, and controversy that when asked to write an autobiography midway through his career, he took it as an opportunity to explain himself. Although accepting of his status as a great innovator in the struggle against racism, violence, and, just then, colonialism, Gandhi feared that enthusiasm for his ideas tended to exceed a deeper understanding. He says that he was after truth rooted in devotion to God and attributed the turning points, successes, and challenges in his life to the will of God. His attempts to get closer to this divine power led him to seek purity through simple living, dietary practices (he called himself a fruitarian), celibacy, and ahimsa, a life without violence. It is in this sense that he calls his book The Story of My Experiments with Truth, offering it also as a reference for those who would follow in his footsteps. A reader expecting a complete accounting of his actions, however, will be sorely disappointed.

Although Gandhi presents his episodes chronologically, he happily leaves wide gaps, such as the entire satyagraha struggle in South Africa, for which he refers the reader to another of his books. And writing for his contemporaries, he takes it for granted that the reader is familiar with the major events of his life and of the political milieu of early 20th-century India. For the objective story, try Yogesh Chadha's Gandhi: A Life. For the inner world of a man held as a criminal by the British, a hero by Muslims, and a holy man by Hindus, look no further than these experiments. --Brian Bruya

464 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 168 reviews.

Wrong Place Wrong Time, by David P Perlmutter. (Still $0.99?)

A true-crime story - and memoir - that recounts the harrowing tribulations of the author. A heartfelt story of courage and determination.

"This is the first book written by David Perlmutter and what a fantastic story he has to tell. The biography is of a young successful man who had it all, and lost it all by making one careless mistake. This error in judgement caused a chain reaction of errors that took David on a roller-coaster of misfortunes and plain, bad luck. The book certainly fits the title. We've all been at the wrong place and wrong time. David has been there numerous times. This story is well-written and gripping to the end. I applaud the author for telling his story. It's a quick read that you will want to finish in one setting just because it's that captivating. Highly recommended. Brilliant story." -- Amazon reviewer

This story is based on true events that happen to me when I visited Spain some 20 years ago. I have received many glowing reviews as you will see, both in the UK and USA, but there are a small amount of reviews who do not believe my story..... but that is there choice and that is the beauty of personal opinions! I am not an author this is my only book and I wrote it in my own words, of the events that took place.

Thank you and hope you enjoy the book.


***** Across Amazon WorldWide this book has so far received 103 x 5 star and 30 x 4 star reviews.*****

* I disagree with David's perception of himself as a writer. Wrong Place Wrong Time is written beautifully. It is a heartfelt & amazing story of courage and stamina.

* I am a fan of biography, autobiography, true crime & fact based literature. This book had elements of all these genres & it read like a thriller. David's style of writing makes you feel like he is just a friend telling a story but just when you are thinking you are going to get a nice coming-of-age story, beer & women get involved, and then the plot begins to twist! This is a edge of your seat, can't put it down PERFECT read. I am a reader & a thinker & this one kept me doing both. Do not for a moment think this is a 'man's book'. ANYONE who likes a great read will enjoy this one...the girls in the book club can't put it down, my 80 year old dad loved it & any 20-something on the verge of traveling should read this cautionary tale! Well done!

* His tale is a roller coaster ride & you don't want to get off until the end. The twists & turns will leave you breathless.

217 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 54 reviews.

The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln: A Book of Quotations (Dover Thrift Editions), by Abraham Lincoln. (Still $1.68?)

A treasure chest of memorable - and sometimes surprising - witticisms from our most beloved president. The book also includes his famous addresses, a Lincoln time-line, and sections on Lincoln Lore, Gettysburg Gems and Assassination Secrets.

"Humes book has a lot to offer Lincoln fans: a great many stories and anecdotes that shed a light on the many-facted, unique, and charming personality of our sixteenth president. I sometimes feel that these little story books do a better job of capturing someone's spirit than some of the big, thick biographies. And, at this price (same as a paperback), you can't go wrong." -- Amazon reviewer

From the most eloquent of American presidents, nearly 400 astute observations on subjects ranging from women to warfare: "Bad promises are better broken than kept"; "Marriage is neither heaven nor hell; it is simply purgatory"; "Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally."

98 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 60 reviews.

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  1. Replies
    1. There are plenty on Amazon, but we are showing more bargain books, with the occasional freebie, because of changes in Amazon's requirements for free book posts.

  2. Hi team,
    I have five books on kindle, all short story collections and all reasonably and appropriately priced for their length.
    All under my real name, Christopher J F Gibson
    Would appreciate any feature here on the blog.

    Thanks, Chris (Scotland, UK)

    1. Hi, Chris! Here's a link that explains ways we can help: