Monday, March 11, 2013

Free and bargain Kindle books! (Monday Mar 11)

Here is today's selection of free and bargain Kindle books! And check out our list of 10 Books for Foodies at the end of the post!

The Anne Stories: 11 Books, Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, Anne of the Island, Anne's House of Dreams, Rainbow Valley, Rilla of Ingleside, Chronicles of Avonlea, Plus Audiobooks, by Lucy Maud Montgomery. (Still $0.99?)

Have you and your children read through this wonderful set of books, loved by generations of young readers? Get 11 of Lucy Maud Montgomery's "Anne" books, nicely-formatted for Kindle - for 99 cents today!

"I loved the simple style of writing, the explanation and description of the scenes. I'm pretty thrilled with this collection. It's exactly as the description claims: it's easy to jump from one book to another using the Table of Contents. Once you reach the desired book, it is easy to jump from chapter to chapter." -- Amazon reviewer

The Anne of Green Gables Series in one Kindle Collection!

As the father of four daughters who LOVE the Anne books, I set out to create the ultimate Kindle edition of these timeless books. I wanted a perfectly-formatted, easy-to-use Kindle release at a price that couldn't be beat. And here is the result!

This exciting collection has these great features:
  • The complete text of eight great books featuring Anne Shirley
  • Three additional novels from Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Links to download the unabridged audiobooks of all 11 titles for FREE!
  • The ability to easily jump to any book using the Kindle "go to" feature
  • An individual, active table of contents for each book so you can go to any chapter
  • Clean formatting, giving you full control over fonts and font sizes
  • Did I mention an unbeatable price?
All titles in this Anne of Green Gables collection, along with their publication date, are listed below.
  • Anne of Green Gables (1908)
  • Anne of Avonlea (1909)
  • Anne of the Island (1915)
  • Anne's House of Dreams (1917)
  • Rainbow Valley (1919)
  • Rilla of Ingleside (1921)
  • Chronicles of Avonlea (1912)
  • Further Chronicles of Avonlea (1920)
  • The Story Girl (1911)
  • The Golden Road (Sequel to The Story Girl, 1913)
  • Kilmeny of the Orchard (1910)
There are two books in the Anne of Green Gables series which were published later and can't yet be included in this Kindle collection because of copyright restrictions. These are "Anne of Windy Poplars" (1936) and "Anne of Ingleside" (1939).

2352 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 13 reviews.

Chomp Chomp - Werewolf Apocalypse, by Adam Moon. (Still $2.99?)

"A howling good read," praised for its crisp writing style and humor. Download today!

"There's something very likable about the rough charm of Jack Thomson's voice, and it's refreshing to read about an ordinary guy in extraordinary circumstances. He doesn't necessarily play by the rules, but neither is he adrift in the sea of morality. The story is engaging and sinks meat hooks into your brain from the first page, dragging you into a futuristic world that is not at all difficult to imagine. Jack Thomson speaks with Everyman's voice. It's chock full of blood and violence, with surprising moments of tenderness and near poetic insight." -- Amazon reviewer

Werewolves! They're everywhere!

In the fifty years since the outbreak, what's left of humanity has learned to cope...but it's not always easy.

Jack's a cop who protects werewolves from hunters. Since half the planet's infected he has his work cut out for him. Ironically, as he's tracking down these hunters, their would-be victims are in turn tracking him down.

As he discovers what caused the initial outbreak he also uncovers a twisted plot to eradicate what's left of mankind.

Jack is vicious, intelligent, and lucky but that might not be enough to stop what's coming.

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

Yellow Star, by Jennifer Roy. (Still $1.99?)

Written in free verse, this children's book tells the true story of a young girl caught in the holocaust. This book is the perfect way to share this important story with your children.

"Grade 4–8—Jennifer Roy's partially fictionalized retelling (Marshall Cavendish, 2006) of her Aunt Syvia's life in 1939 Poland recounts the true experiences of a 4-year-old child who is forced into a well-guarded ghetto with nearly 300,000 Lodz Jews who lived in fear, poverty, and starvation. Many years after the end of WWII, Syvia Perlmutter was able to share with her niece the terrible story of the family's ordeal during the Holocaust. In free verse form, Roy writes from the perspective of a child from 1930 to 1945, bringing to life what it was like to live in the Jewish ghetto. Of all those incarcerated in Lodz, only 12 children and 800 adults survived the war." -- School Library Journal

"In 1945 the war ended. The Germans surrendered, and the ghetto was liberated. Out of over a quarter of a million people, about 800 walked out of the ghetto. Of those who survived, only twelve were children. I was one of the twelve." For more than fifty years after the war, Syvia, like many Holocaust survivors, did not talk about her experiences in the Lodz ghetto in Poland. She buried her past in order to move forward. But finally she decided it was time to share her story, and so she told it to her niece, who has re-told it here using free verse inspired by her aunt.This is the true story of Syvia Perlmutter — a story of courage, heartbreak, and finally survival despite the terrible circumstances in which she grew up. A timeline, historical notes, and an author's note are included.

242 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 172 reviews.

Cathedral of Dreams, by Terry Persun. (Still $0.99?)

An action-filled dystopian thrilller!

"In the tradition of other utopian/dystopian novels, Persun takes the reader on a wild ride from the limited but adequate existence inside Newcity to the outside world, and then back to Newcity. Keith's travels are informed by two illusions that won't let him alone, and by a gang of dissidents who wish to stop Newcity residents from escaping. There are some strange things going on, and Keith is still getting used to emotions that were illegal inside Newcity. There are a few twists and turns and enough action to keep the pace moving. Highly recommended." -- Amazon reviewer

In Newcity, everyone is content. Bad feelings are not allowed, because your monitoring chip will alert the police to bring you in for treatment. Getting better is mandatory. Unchecked emotions made the world outside Newcity dangerous, unruly, and violent. At least that’s the official story in Newcity.

Keith knows something is wrong. Strange visions lead him to become one of the few who escapes Newcity. He finds freedom and companionship outside, but pressure building to revolt against the city’s insidious regime of social control. Leadership is thrust upon him, with only his visions for guidance, only a small band of friends for support—and the fates of both Newcity and the outside world at stake.

Cathedral of Dreams is a compelling tale of a dystopian future
and personal heroism.

239 pages, with a 3.9-star rating from 18 reviews.

Revision 7: DNA, by Terry Persun. (Still free?)

Time travel and some very human-like robots appear in this engaging Sci-Fi novel by Terry

"Terry Persun has taken a firm grasp of the Sci-Fi genre and created something new. This novel was fresh and inventive, and it was an engaging and fun read. Fenny was easily my favorite character, and for me the one with the most growth throughout the novel. No mean feat, especially for a robot." -- Amazon reviewer

Revision 7: DNA

Time traveling robots, a walking medical experiment turned detective genius, and a kidnapped psychic combine in a story that will tear at your heart and get your adrenaline pumping.

the problem…
When it comes to investigating missing objects, Neil Altman stands out. After all, his parents severed the two halves of his brain when he was a child and then trained him to use each half independently. The problem is that he doesn’t believe in time machines, so Dr. Eric Steffenbraun’s project, stolen or not, already sounds far-fetched.

the proof…
Video is hard to deny, but Neil isn’t sure if the beings coming through the time machine are humans with masks or illegal humanoid robots. Besides, Dr. Steffenbraun could have faked the video if he feared the project was about to be cancelled.

the complication…
Neil’s wife, Mavra, is a well-known psychic in the area, and believes that Neil could be in danger. Knowing how she can get involved even when asked not to, he includes her in on the investigation. His plan is to keep her out of harm’s way. That is until she’s kidnapped.

the wildcard…
Miles away from Neil and the time machine, Fenny is trained to think on his own. He’s a utility robot with little understanding of what’s going on around him except what Dr. Smedley Klein has taught him—for now. Things are about to change for Fenny once Revision 7 is installed.

266 pages, with a 4-star rating from 6 reviews.

Submerged, by Cheryl Kaye Tardif. (Still free?)

Cheryl Kaye Tardif is an award-winning, bestselling Canadian suspense author. This thriller has all 4 and 5-star reviews!

"From the first page, you know you are in the hands of a seasoned and expert storyteller who is going to keep you up at night turning the pages. Tardif knows her stuff. There's a reason she sells like wildfire--her words burn up the pages. A wonderful, scary, heart-pumping writer." --M.J. Rose, international bestselling author of Seduction

"Tardif once again delivers a suspenseful supernatural masterpiece." --Scott Nicholson, international bestselling author of The Home

"From the first page, Cheryl Kaye Tardif takes you hostage with Submerged--a compelling tale of anguish and redemption." --Rick Mofina, bestselling author of Into the Dark

"Submerged will leave you breathless--an edge of your seat, supernatural thrill ride." --Jeff Bennington, bestselling author of Twisted Vengeance

Regular list price: $4.99 US
From the international bestselling author that brought you CHILDREN OF THE FOG comes a terrifying new psychological thriller that will leave you breathless...
Two strangers submerged in guilt, brought together by fate...
After a tragic car accident claims the lives of his wife, Jane, and son, Ryan, Marcus Taylor is immersed in grief. But his family isn't the only thing he has lost. An addiction to painkillers has taken away his career as a paramedic. Working as a 911 operator is now the closest he gets to redemption--until he gets a call from a woman trapped in a car.

Rebecca Kingston yearns for a quiet weekend getaway, so she can think about her impending divorce from her abusive husband. When a mysterious truck runs her off the road, she is pinned behind the steering wheel, unable to help her two children in the back seat. Her only lifeline is a cell phone with a quickly depleting battery and a stranger's calm voice on the other end telling her everything will be all right.

276 pages, with a 4.9-star rating from 35 reviews.

Slumber Party Wars, by Melanie Marks. (Still $0.99?)

Over 400 five-star reviews for this much-loved middle-grade short novel. 99 cents!

"This was a hilarious book. It's for girls 8 to 12 years old, but someone from my family bought it, so it was on our Kindle and it cracked me up. We used to do stuff like this at my friends' slumber parties and have fights with other girls just like that. It was funny, but still realistic and sweet." -- Amazon reviewer

When twelve-year-old Nicole, is forced to go to a new school, nothing goes right. She swallows her contacts, throws up on the boy she likes, and looks like a dork in front of Sara, the girl she wants to be friends with most. Nicole faces one horrible (but funny!) problem after another.

Then, right when Nicole is finally making friends and fitting in at her new school, a mean trick is played on a girl in her class—starting the Slumber Party Wars.

Funny 20,000-words middle-grade novel. For girls ages 9-12.

74 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 573 reviews.

Between A Clutch and A Hard Place, by Gayle Trent. (Still $0.99?)

This humorous cozy mystery is 99 cents today!

"I really enjoyed "Between a Clutch and a Hard Place". Myrtle is a great character and the story is refreshing. Gayle Trent avoids being overly sweet and "cozy" - yet isn't "hard-boiled" either. The second book "When Good Bras go Bad" is just as fun to read. I look forward to more books about Myrtle!" -- Amazon reviewer

When Myrtle Crumb buys a purse at a consignment shop, she's surprised to find a note inside. The note says, "If anything happens to me, look to Jim. He did it." It's signed Flora Adams. It isn't long before Myrtle meets Jim Adams and learns he's a widower. Did the man she's dating murder his wife? Myrtle had better find out in a hurry!

124 pages, with a 4.1-star rating from 48 reviews.


Here are some fascinating food-related books. I compiled this list with help from my wife, who has a foodie blog called I Like to Eat Good Food. Download and devour these entertaining and enriching books!

10 Books for Foodies
The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen, by Jacques Pepin
From the moment of its publication, The Apprentice established itself as an “instant classic” (Anthony Bourdain). With sparkling wit and occasional pathos, the man whom Julia Child has called “the best chef in America” tells the captivating story of his rise from a terrified thirteen-year-old toiling in an Old World French kitchen to an American superstar who ad-libbed and demonstrate...
A Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola, by Ricardo Cort├ęsA history of coffee, Coca-Cola, caffeine, cocaine, secret formulas, special flavors, special favors, Harry J. Anslinger, and prohibition.

An illustrated book disclosing new research in the coca leaf trade conducted by The Coca-Cola Company. It has been redesigned and reformatted fo...
The Omnivorous Mind: Our Evolving Relationship with Food, by John S. AllenIn this gustatory tour of human history, Allen suggests that the everyday activity of eating offers deep insights into our cultural and biological heritage. Beginning with the diets of our earliest ancestors, he explores eating’s role in our evolving brain before considering our contemporary dinner plates and the preoccupations of foodies....
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, by Barbara KingsolverBestselling author Barbara Kingsolver returns with her first nonfiction narrative that will open your eyes in a hundred new ways to an old truth: You are what you eat.
"As the U.S. population made an unprecedented mad dash for the Sun Belt, one carload of us paddled against the tide, heading for the Promised Land where water falls from the sky and green stuff grows all around. We were...
Dinner with Churchill: Policy-Making at the Dinner Table, by Cita Stelzer
A colorful and eloquent look at Churchill, with fascinating new insights into the food he ate, the Champagne he loved, and the important guests he charmed. This delectable volume is a sumptuous and intellectual treat.

A friend once said of Churchill: “He is a man of simple tastes; he is quite easily satisfied with the best of everything.”
But dinn...
Chocolat, by Joanne Harris
In tiny Lansquenet, where nothing much has changed in a hundred years, beautiful newcomer Vianne Rocher and her exquisite chocolate shop arrive and instantly begin to play havoc with Lenten vows. Each box of luscious bonbons comes with a free gift: Vianne's uncanny perception of its buyer's private discontents and a clever, caring cure for them. Is she a witch? Soon the parish no longer cares...
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table (Random House Reader's Circle), by Ruth ReichlFor better or worse, almost all of us grow up at the table. It is in this setting that Ruth Reichl's brilliantly written memoir takes its form. For, at a very early age, Reichl discovered that "food could be a way of making sense of the world . . . if you watched people as they ate, you could find out who they were."

Tender at the Bone is the story of a life determined, enhanced, and d...
Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food, by Jeff Potter
Are you the innovative type, the cook who marches to a different drummer -- used to expressing your creativity instead of just following recipes? Are you interested in the science behind what happens to food while it's cooking? Do you want to learn what makes a recipe work so you can improvise and create your own unique dish?

More than just a cookbook, Cooking for Geeks ...
The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook: From Lady Mary's Crab Canapes to Mrs. Patmore's Christmas Pudding - More Than 150 Recipes from Upstairs and Downstairs, by Emily Ansara BainesBring Upstairs and Downstairs Fare to Your Table
Nibble on Sybil's Ginger Nut Biscuits during tea. Treat yourself to Ethel's Beloved Crepes Suzette. Feast on Mr. Bates' Chicken and Mushroom Pie with a room full of guests. With this collection of delicacies inspired by Emmy Award–winning series Downton Abbey, you'll feel as sophisticated and poised as the men and women of Downt...
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto, by Michael Pollan
#1 New York Times Bestseller

Food. There's plenty of it around, and we all love to eat it. So why should anyone need to defend it?

Because in the so-called Western diet, food has been replaced by nutrients, and common sense by confusion--most of what we’re consuming today is longer the product of nature but of food science. The result is what Michael ...

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