Friday, July 18, 2014

Free and bargain Kindle books! (Friday Jul 18)

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The Prayer Box, by Lisa Wingate. (Still free?)

"I am in awe of Lisa Wingate's talent. She strikes the heart and turns my gaze toward heaven's door. The Prayer Box is a masterpiece of story and skill." -- Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author

ECPA 2014 Christian Book Award Finalist, Christy Award Finalist, Christianity Today Book Award Finalist!


When Iola Anne Poole, an old-timer on Hatteras Island, passes away in her bed at ninety-one, the struggling young mother in her rental cottage, Tandi Jo Reese, finds herself charged with the task of cleaning out Iola's rambling Victorian house.

Running from a messy, dangerous past, Tandi never expects to find more than a temporary hiding place within Iola's walls, but everything changes with the discovery of eighty-one carefully decorated prayer boxes, one for each year, spanning from Iola's youth to her last days. Hidden in the boxes is the story of a lifetime, written on random bits of paper--the hopes and wishes, fears and thoughts of an unassuming but complex woman passing through the seasons of an extraordinary, unsung life filled with journeys of faith, observations on love, and one final lesson that could change everything for Tandi.

401 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 361 reviews.

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An Invitation to Hitler, by Bernard Neeson. (Still 0.99?)

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"Neeson provides a superb recreation of the dark days of 1940 when Britain stood alone following her defeat at Dunkirk. But the novel isn't just a history lesson; it is a gripping thriller which I found difficult to put down." -- Garry Owens

'Explodes with promise' Publishers Weekly*
'A thrilling read' Historical Novel Society
'Beautifully written, almost lyrical prose' Amazon Expert Reviewer
Quarter-finalist Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2014
 
Summer 1940:

Britain stands alone; its army smashed by the German blitzkrieg in France; the survivors barely rescued from the beaches of Dunkirk. In London, Winston Churchill remains defiant, trying desperately to rally the nation, determined to resist the Nazi invasion.

But not all in the cabinet share his view. Some believe there is no option but to seek a deal with Hitler.

Twenty miles away the Nazi armies stand ready. There are signs that Britain is weakening. The RAF has almost disappeared; there are reports of mutinies in the Royal Navy, peace marches, hints of disloyalty involving the Duke of Windsor. Britain is close to collapse.

Then the Nazis receive a message from London. An unknown group emerges and makes contact, seeking talks.

Who are these 'Realists'? Is there even a traitor inside the cabinet?

Who has sent an An Invitation to Hitler?

240 pages, with a 5.0-star rating from 3 reviews.

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Wolf Magic (Avador), by Shirley Martin. (Still 0.99?)

"Wonderful shifter story! When given the chance to read this book I grabbed on. What was not to like a romance, shifters, suspense. Yeah, it was all there. However, Ms Martin gives a great spin on the traditional shifter story. It was intriguing and grabbed a hold to not let go until you finished the book. Give this series a try. You wont be sorry! I look forward to what Ms Martin gives us next." -- Amazon reviewer

Rabid wolves are overrunning the city of Moytura.. The queen issues a decree to the city's sentries: Kill the wolves. Hunting the beasts in the forest, sentry Briant Girard spies a wolf in the distance and fells the animal with an arrow. Minutes later, he discovers that he has badly injured a young woman. Where is the wolf? he wonders,while he worries about the young woman.

Shirley Martin Avador Series
Published by Books We Love

Book 1 – Night Secrets
Book 2 – Night Shadows
Book 3 – Enchanted Cottage
Book 4 – Allegra’s Dream
Book 5 – Wolf Magic


Two creatures trapped in one body, Annwn is torn and confused. She delights in her wolf essence, when she can roam the woodland, wild and free. But her human side yearns for all the joys of a normal woman, a satisfying livelihood, a home and children. She fears the wolf will forever bar her from attaining her desires.

Deeply attracted to the lovely Annwn, Briant wonders why she spurns his advances. Even after he discovers her secret, he vows he will always love her. But Annwn knows their love is hopeless.
A beast trapped inside her, a young woman fears she will never find happiness with the man she loves.

116 pages, with a 4.1-star rating from 7 reviews.

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Balanced on the Blade's Edge (Dragon Blood Book 1), by Lindsay Buroker. (Still 0.99?)

"There are very few self published authors whose works I put on my buy list. Ms. Buroker is one of those few. While she is best known for her Emperors Edge series (and I do recommend that series, the first book of which is free), this is a stand alone novel set in a different universe.
"Ms. Buroker writes, as always, with a humor that is wry and self-deprecating. Her turns of phrase are clever, and her characters are well written.
"The male POV character, a 'maverick' and airship pilot (think fighter jet combined with VTOL, roughly shaped like a dragon), is assigned away from the battle frontlines, to guard the one mine that produces the power crystals that power the airships. The female POV character, a mage who has been in stasis for 300 years, and who is 'bonded' with a perpetually teenage (read: sarcastic) sorceress trapped within a sword, gets dug out of her emergency stasis shelter just as the male POV character arrives to take charge. Sparks fly. Electricty crackles. Zepplins and giant owls show up, and even worse-- academics and hidebound administrative generals too.
"If you enjoy steampunk with a hefty dash of romance, you would be well served to buy this book." -- Amazon reviewer

One week summer sale! Grab Balanced on the Blade's Edge for 99 cents (usual price: $2.99).



Colonel Ridge Zirkander isn't the model of military professionalism--he has a tendency to say exactly what's on his mind, and his record has enough demerits to wallpaper the hull of an airship--but as the best fighter pilot in the Iskandian army, he's used to a little leniency from his superiors. Until he punches the wrong diplomat in the nose and finds himself issued new orders: take command of a remote prison mine in the inhospitable Ice Blades Mountains. Ridge has never been in charge of anything larger than a flier squadron--what's he supposed to do with a frozen fortress full of murderers and rapists? Not to mention the strange woman who shows up right before he arrives...

Sardelle Terushan wakes from three hundred years in a mage stasis shelter, only to realize that she is the last of the Referatu, the sorcerers who once helped protect Iskandia from conquerors. Their subterranean mountain community was blown up in a treacherous sneak attack by soldiers who feared their power. Everyone Sardelle ever knew is dead, and the sentient soulblade she has been bonded to since her youth is buried in the core of the mountain. Further, what remains of her home has been infested by bloodthirsty miners commanded by the descendants of the very soldiers who destroyed her people.

Sardelle needs help to reach her soulblade--her only link to her past and her last friend in the world. Her only hope is to pretend she's one of the prisoners while trying to gain the commander's trust. But lying isn't her specialty, especially when the world has changed so much in the intervening centuries, and if Colonel Zirkander figures out who she truly is, he'll be duty-bound to sentence her to the only acceptable punishment for sorcerers: death.

224 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 127 reviews.

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