Sunday, December 22, 2013

Bargain Kindle books! (Sunday Dec 22)

The Night Before Christmas, by Clement Moore. (Still 0.99?)

Save $2 on this classic, with beautiful new illustrations.

T’was the night before Christmas, and all through the house…for decades families have gathered together to read Clement C. Moore’s eternally enchanting holiday poem. And now there’s a magical new version to ring in the season with joy.

Featuring beautiful original illustrations by award-winning artist Marlene Moore, this stunning edition of The Night Before Christmas stands apart from the rest. The look is timeless, traditional, filled with warmth and sentiment: exactly what Christmas should be.

The story’s enduring charm and Moore's memorable art make The Night Before Christmas a must-have for any child who is just discovering the tale—and every adult who has loved it forever.
 

(Print Edition:) The ingenious Robert Sabuda returns for yet another inspired pop-up book, a follow-up to The 12 Days of Christmas and The Christmas Alphabet, that retells Clement Clarke Moore's classic yuletide rhyme.
Sabuda remains a master of the medium, constructing a series of varied and well-engineered scenes: Santa pops in and out of the chimney, beds fold out, a window shade rises and falls, and, in a clever nod to Moore's not-a-creature-was-stirring text, it's a family of mice who are receiving Santa's nighttime visit. A pull-out tab even lets readers interact, when Santa's sleigh glides out on the clouds and over an intricately realized village. It's hard to pick a favorite scene here, but you can bet that kids will love the book's pop de résistance, in which Santa's lead reindeer nearly fly right up your nose (if they don't knock you out of your chair first).
The book's first-rate production and lively pop-ups are enough to recommend it, but Sabuda goes one better by showing the thoughtful restraint to make most of the pop-ups almost entirely white. A few accents of color catch your eye (Santa's red suit and silver pipe), but--as befits such a dynamic book--the visual focus stays on the action. (All ages) --Paul Hughes


32 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 1635 reviews.

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Power Revealed (The Elementers), by Leah Berry. (Still 2.99?)

"This is a great young adult novel that carries on the theme of "With great power comes great responsibility." The protagonist discovers his ability to wield the elements at the same time he is dealing with a deep personal loss. Through the plot, he learns to keep his emotions under control, and to use his abilities to help and not to destroy. Of all the characters, I think Anya is the most interesting and the most realistic. It is encouraging to see an author who recognizes that women can be super hero mentors (to young men) just as easily as men can. In fact, Anya does a much better job at relating and helping Justin than any of the male characters do. This is refreshing, since many characters in young adult novels follow predictable, uni-dimensional patterns." -- Amazon reviewer

After the death of his best friend and moving to a new school, fifteen-year-old Justin Wilder is sure his life couldn't get worse. That is, until he falls for someone else's girlfriend and discovers he can control the powers of nature-most of the time.

Suddenly, people he never knew existed want to control him, fearing what he can do, or manipulate him for their own purposes.

When he learns that his best friend's death might not have been an accident, his search for the truth uncovers a deadly conspiracy. If he's going to catch his friend's killer and prevent many more lives from being lost, he must figure out who he can trust and gain control of his powers before he becomes the biggest danger of all.

Readers are raving that this young adult urban fantasy book is "an exciting read" with "captivating characters"

307 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 12 reviews.

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Fight Card: Front Page Palooka, by Jack Tunney. (Still 2.99?)

"Fight Card: Front Page Palooka by Anthony Venutolo is a pot boiler in the style of old school writers like Mickey Spillane, Dashiell Hammett, or Raymond Chandler. Venutolo is so accomplished in this style of writing that the reader has difficulty separating this new book from the real thing. For me, that is not a bad thing. I'm the kind of guy who cannot tell a good fake of the Mona Lisa from the real thing. And, if it is that good of a fake, what's the difference anyway? The reader will find a cast of iconic characters from yesterday. In addition, the author has researched the period well and intersperses actual events to lend the tome credibility. Its a quick read and a good one." -- Amazon reviewer

Newark, New Jersey, 1954

Years of fight halls and newsrooms have East Coast sportswriter Nick Moretti looking for a change. When a sloppy hustle goes bad, and Nick takes a bullet in the shoulder, it’s time to go west. Hired by Pinnacle Pictures to write a boxing movie about troubled heavyweight champ Jericho ‘Rattlesnake’ McNeal, Nick joins forces with sexy public relations gal, Dillian Dawson, for a cross-country tour to give an everyman boxer an unlikely shot at the world title – what could go wrong?

From the crackling neon of Hollywood and Sin City, through the steamy Delta, and on to Chi-Town, the glitzy dream becomes a noir nightmare, and newshound Nick Moretti is about to commit a reporter’s greatest sin – becoming a Front Page Palooka ...

137 pages, with a 4.8-star rating from 8 reviews.

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You Have Chosen to Remember: A Journey from Perception to Knowledge, Peace of Mind and Joy, by James Blanchard Cisneros. (Still 4.99?)

If you buy (or already have) the printed book, the ebook is only $1.99, through Amazon's new Matchbook program.

"Mind blowing and Uplifting. Totally love it... I have purchased this book for my Kindle. I have only a few precious moments during the day to be able to sit and enjoy life and I prefer it spent with this book. It is mind blowing and uplifting. Totally love it and would recommended it to anyone who is searching within themselves and even a reminder for those who have found themselves." -- Amazon reviewer

The awareness, peace of mind and joy that you are yearning for – is available to you now.

Anything real that has been obtained by religious leaders or spiritual gurus is also obtainable to you. In fact, awareness, peace of mind and joy are not so much obtained as they are realized and remembered.

Love, harmony and awareness are natural qualities of your soul. If you simply extend what you truly are, you will create more beauty than anything that could or has ever been built.

There are many paths you may choose to take in order to realize awareness, peace of mind and joy in your life. The journey will be as complicated as you choose to make it, or as easy as you allow it to be. This book provides simple strategies to make this process easy.

You Have Chosen to Remember: A Journey from Perception to Knowledge, Peace of Mind and Joy is an incredibly inspiring book filled with simple, yet very effective, strategies for remembering your true self, and embodying self-awareness, forgiveness, peace of mind and joy - in your day to day life.

316 pages, with a 4.8-star rating from 48 reviews.

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