Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Free and bargain Kindle books! (Wednesday Apr 23)

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Nine Lives (Sam Archer 1), by Tom Barber. (Still free?)

" Nine Lives was a fast and fun read and I finished it in just a few sessions. I recommend it for fans of action-based police stories. I borrowed this book from the Kindle Owner's Lending Library. I already own his next two books in the Sam Archer series and I am looking forward to reading them." -- Amazon reviewer

It's New Year's Eve. A major terrorist cell is planning a series of attacks across London over the next forty-eight hours. The government has surveillance on the group, a man undercover, and prepare to move in, to take out the terrorists before they can strike. But they lose contact with their inside man. And the cell vanishes into thin air, dispersing into the streets, armed and intent on completing their assault on London. The best Counter-Terrorist teams in the country are told to take them down before it's too late.
Nine terrorists.

Nine lives.

The Armed Response Unit is one of these teams. Efficient and ruthless, the task force is ordered to locate the leader of the cell. As they hunt him down, they begin to realise that this is far bigger than any of them could ever have imagined. Bombings, rocket attacks, betrayal and a series of unexpected and shocking twists leave the ARU fighting to stay alive.

There's Archer, the youngest member of the team, keen to prove himself and justify his spot on the task force. His best friend, Chalky, who is forced to fight both the terrorists and his own demons. Porter, Deakins and Fox, tough and experienced men who've never dealt with anything of this magnitude. And Mac, their sergeant, who must make the quickest of decisions and lead his men against the invisible enemy.

As events unfold, other people are drawn into the danger. The Prime Minister, desperately trying to find a solution and protect the capital. A mysterious female Mossad agent, who appears out of nowhere and joins the fight against the cell. Two Special Agents from the DEA, one of whom was a member of the SEAL team that stormed Osama Bin Laden's compound and who for some reason is struggling with the memory. And the vicious, powerful leader of a Middle Eastern drug cartel, who operates in the shadows and is somehow connected to the terrorists.

With crowds all over London celebrating the New Year, and with nine terrorists somewhere amongst them, the Armed Response Unit is faced with the most dangerous night of their lives. As the savage, shocking plans of the enemy are fully revealed, the ARU officers are faced with the ultimate question. 


How many times can a man cheat Death before Death evens the score?

384 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 19 reviews.

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The Teflon Queen, by Silk White. (Still free?)

"Silk White consistently invents characters that you just can't get enough of and the & Queen & is no different. From the beginning to the end this novel will have you wanting more. Angela is a hood assassin with crazy sophistication. She reminded me of a hood & And her male counterparts: Capo, Wayne, Scarface, and many more just bring the story all together. Silk White will remain on my favorite authors list." -- Amazon reviewer

Angela is a renowned assassin "only" known by the name "the Teflon Queen". Her lethal grace, steady shot, and unmatched accuracy have made her the absolute best and most sought after killer in the game. But when the killer without a conscience is faced with an unknown emotion.... LOVE. Her whole perception is thrown off course and in a profession where second guessing can mean life or death ....will the queen reign supreme or be overthrown?

250 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 191 reviews.

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In Strange Worlds, by Brenda Cheers. (Still 0.99?)

Get this book for 99 cents while it's a Kindle Countdown Deal!

"I quickly became completely engrossed with this story and read the whole book in one afternoon. The characters were easy to identify with and the twists and turns kept me glued to the pages. The ending is spectacular. This is the most interesting novel I've read in years!" -- Amazon reviewer

What would you do if you woke up one morning to find that you were the only person left alive?
 

That's what happens to Meg on the day after she is admitted to hospital for the birth of her child.
 

What follows is a fight for survival in a world where battles between good and evil constantly rage around her. 

Just as Meg is about to discover the truth about this new world, she finds the rules have changed yet again, and she is back where it all began.
 

From the author of In a House in Yemen, In Times of Trouble and In Conversations with Strangers, "In Strange Worlds" takes the reader on a fascinating journey, where everything isn't always what it appears to be.

184 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 9 reviews.

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Urbino, Unexpectedly: a story of love and self-discovery, by Maria Chiara Marsciani. (Still 3.99?)

"Urbino, Unexpectedly is very much a journey of self discovery, but Clara is not alone. The skill of Maria Chiara Marsciani ensures that the reader accompanies her, and supports her, every inch of the way. A lovely book which I heartily recommend." -- Charles Derek Bray

One year. One love. One life.

Can love really help us to find out who we truly are, or is it just an out-of-fashion statement?

Urbino, Unexpectedly, is a journey of self-discovery through the power of love, the complexity of a mother-daughter relationship, friendship, and the need to follow one's own dreams. It is set in Italy between the frivolous Adriatic coast, the backcountry's romantic hamlets, the Alps, foggy Milan, and colorful Rome.

Clara is twenty-two; she studies in Milan and is about to become a lawyer. From the outside, everything is exactly as it is supposed to be, but Clara is unhappy. She finds Milan depressing, she hates law school and, anywhere she goes, she feels "like a fish out of water." Embracing her parents' values has trapped her in a life she neither likes nor understands. Her father is a famous surgeon and a reserved, pragmatic man whom she fears; her mother is a well-connected, flamboyant socialite used to supervising and influencing Clara's every move; her roommates are often a source of trouble and, her grandma, who lives upstairs in the family's home, is Clara's only confidant. In Urbino, she meets Leonardo, a young doctor who lives in Rome, and from their first handshake, her destiny is changed forever. Their immediate mental connection crumbles the rules of her black-and-white world and their powerful physical passion shows her the many colors of life. But this is only the beginning.

Clara's newfound confidence and the decisions that come with it trigger unforeseen conflicts with her mother and bring to the surface deep-rooted jealousy that force her to redefine not only the relationships with her parents, but also the meaning of true friendship. Clara is faced with the dilemma of having to choose between her own happiness and the peace of mind of the people around her. She has to understand if spreading her wings and living life her own way it is more important than the reassuring feeling of being a 'good girl' who always behaves.

330 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 11 reviews.

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Married To A Vegan: Is It For Better Or For Worse When A Spouse Embraces Healthy Living And A Plant-Based Low-Fat Diet?, by Caren Albers. (Still free?)

"Loved it! As a fairly new vegan who is married to a carnivore, I found this book to be a short and sweet look at my lifestyle from the other point of view. I found that I have a lot in common with her husband, and also with her as she reacts to the changes in him. The author has a warm conversational style and a great sense of humor, starting with the eye- catching cover!" -- Amazon reviewer

In her wedding vows, she promised "for better or for worse." She also promised "to obey" but that wasn't likely to happen. Her "for worse" arrived when her husband of thirty-plus years retired from working and adopted a healthy lifestyle, that included eating a strict, plant based, low-fat, vegan diet.

The "for better or worse" clause in their wedding vows was about to get tested.

Caren knew of Dean Ornish, a Harvard trained physician, whose research proved a low-fat, vegetarian diet paired with healthy lifestyle changes could actually reverse the effects of disease. She'd seen former president Bill Clinton interviewed on Dr. Sanjay Gupta Reports: The Last Heart Attack touting the health benefits of his conversion to a whole food, plant-based diet. But when her husband of thirty-plus years decided to try Dr. Neal Barnard's 21- day weight loss kickstart (a low-fat, vegan diet), a part of her wanted to kickstart him to the curb.

Suffering for years with painful gout flares, high cholesterol, and elevated blood pressure, he was determined to turn his life around and get healthy, apparently, whether she liked it or not.

This book offers insights written from three perspectives. MY STORY shares the humorous tale of how his conversion took their marriage from magic to mayhem. HIS STORY offers the scientific reasons to embrace a plant based diet and his own amazing results. OUR STORY shows the evolution of a couple finding their way together in a new world.

Although not a vegan cookbook, several delicious recipes are included that will delight vegan lovers, leaners, the vegan curious, or just about anyone. You'll laugh, and learn new ways to live a healthier, happier, life!

"When someone decides to make the lifestyle change and take on a vegan diet, their spouse inevitably comes along for the ride. Married to a Vegan tells the story of one wife's experience as her husband made the switch and took control of his health. As you will see, it becomes a positive, powerful experience for both of them. I am honored to have played a role in inspiring this story, and wish all the best to Caren and her husband, as well as any others who pursue a plant-based diet. For those who do, a happier, healthier future is in store." -- NEAL BARNARD, M.D., President, Physicans Committee for Responsible Medicine, and New York Times-bestselling author of 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart.

Married to a Vegan is for anyone who likes to laugh as they learn new ways to live a healthier, happier life.

67 pages, with a 5.0-star rating from 21 reviews.

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