Monday, February 9, 2015

Free and bargain Kindle books! (Monday Feb 9)

Origins, by Mark Henrikson. (Still 0.99?)

Save $3 today with this Kindle Countdown Deal!

"An appealing adventure that should provide a lot of fun for readers. Henrikson has a few tricks up his authorial sleeve. I won't give away plot elements, but there are genuine surprises hidden within the story when it comes to historical elements: Henrickson does a great job hiding the clues until you're just about on top of them, and it's then he springs the trap on you. There were a couple of instances where I was particularly pleased to find the author completely left their discovery up to the reader; it's that kind of confidence in one's audience that pays off in spades. ORIGINS is a pleasing novel that compels readers to push forward not only to see how the tale is completed in the dramatic sense, but also leads them on a road toward discoveries in our own historical...well, ORIGINS." -- Amazon reviewer

(Revised 2nd Edition)

Dr. Holmes was thoroughly bored with his psychiatric profession until he met Hastelloy. The man is named after a durable metal capable of surviving under high-stress service where more common materials fail; ironic considering he’s an insane asylum patient.

Hastelloy is convinced he’s locked in a battle for the survival of mankind with the mysterious species Alpha. This conflict supposedly began when Hastelloy and his alien crew crashed on Earth during the time of ancient Egypt. Dr. Holmes listens with understandable skepticism to the patient’s story about his involvement with building the Great Pyramid and Sphinx, bringing about the rise of Pharaohs, and even assisting Moses with the slave exodus to the Promised Land. Is Hastelloy crazy, or is it crazy to ignore him?

Meanwhile, a group of archeologists make new discoveries in the Giza plateau. While investigating previously unknown chambers found inside the Great Pyramid and Sphinx they come face to face with elements intent on preserving those secrets. Egypt’s recorded history, and Hastelloy’s true mental state, are drawn into question by what they find.

All the while a National Security Agent grapples with NASA amid the launch of a new deep space probe capable of broadcasting a message that will be heard by others. Is this threat a product of NSA paranoia or an attempt by alien influences on Earth to phone home? Both sides will stop at nothing to further their cause.

Mankind's past present and future are revealed in this gripping thriller that does not let go for a single page, and has enough twists and turns to test even the most sturdy safety harness. The Origins of all will be revealed.

274 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 655 reviews.





Free today!

To Wed The Widow (The Reluctant Bride Collection Book 3), by Megan Bryce. (Still free?)

"Lovely tale! The earl's younger brother comes home from India to marry and produce an heir since the earl has managed to produce four girls and won't risk his wife's health on another pregnancy. Enter the Widow. After having buried five husbands in as many years and with a crackpot of a brother hovering around, our hero still manages to fall for the lady in spite of the very vocal earl and the hero's best friend. Good relationships and resolutions. Really good book!" -- Amazon reviewer

Come back to a time when manners are everything and rules are made to never be broken. Come back to a time when men are in charge and women do what they are told...
 

Yeah, that never happened.
 

Welcome to Megan Bryce's Regencyland, where ladies with backbone get what they want. Where a woman can thumb her nose at rules and care little for convention, and yet somehow, unexpectedly and most reluctantly, find love.

To Wed The Widow

A man with a Future, the Honorable George Sinclair would rather poke his eye out than take his place beside his brother and learn How To Be An Earl. But when an earl orders, a brother obeys. And when an earl tries to make his brother steady and responsible and old and gray, well... it just might kill them both.

A woman with a Past, Lady Haywood is a scandalous distraction that no honorable gentleman can ignore. Especially one who's just been told that his very happy life is changing irrevocably to the boring. But even if a scandalous distraction is what George wants, what he needs is a wife. A virgin wife. A scandal-less wife...

The earl would be the first to say that his brother has always had a problem choosing what he needs over what he wants. Lady Haywood would say that very few women who have buried five husbands would bother with a sixth. And George would say... why, this sounds like fine fun.

255 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 32 reviews.





Free today!

Ash - A Thriller (Asher Benson Book 1), by Jason Brant. (Still free?)

"ASH is a tense and action-packed thrill-ride, laced with humor and unforgettable characters." -- Jack Wilder, author of The Missionary

9 AM EST: A senator shoots himself on national television.

10:32 AM EST: An entire floor of government agents leap to their death from their office building.

12:57 PM EST: All the police officers inside a station murder each other.

And the day has just begun.

Lieutenant Asher Benson left Iraq with a traumatic brain injury, PTSD, and a Purple Heart. His doctors warned that the symptoms would be life altering. They had no idea. As his body healed, the thoughts of those around him began to echo through Ash’s mind, stretching the boundaries of his sanity.

Five years later, Ash is drowning the voices with copious amounts of booze and self-loathing.

When unidentified intelligence agents abduct him in broad daylight, Ash is thrust into a world of espionage and assassinations. A unique terrorist is operating on U.S. soil, and the government needs Ash, and the malady that has plagued him for half a decade, to find the killer.

*Ash is the first book in the Asher Benson thriller series, which is full of snarky humor and nonstop action.

332 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 146 reviews.





Give Me a Break!: Beginning Meditation for Mindfulness, Stress Relief, and Anxiety Management, by Whitney Stewart. (Still 0.99?)

Save today with this Kindle Countdown Deal!

" I read this last night and plan on re-reading the different mediations and using them on an as needed basis. That is what is so lovely about the way this is written. We are never the same on any given day and our practice can reflect that with this diversity of images and windows into the meditative state. I have always had a hard time with the one size fits all approach to meditating and Whitney Stewart has created a book that reflects the freedom that is at the heart of all stillness. We can truly give ourselves a break and just be!" -- Amazon reviewer

The simplest, easiest beginning meditation guide you'll ever see!

Whitney Stewart has had her fair share of experiences worth meditating on. In 2005, she was trapped in downtown New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina and helicoptered from the roof of a building with her young son and elderly mother-in-law. For the next five months, she lived in Nantucket and researched her book Marshall: A Nantucket Sea Rescue--she escaped one natural disaster and wrote about another. When she returned home to New Orleans, Ms. Stewart volunteered as a creative writing teacher in the public schools. She discovered that her students suffered from post-Katrina stress. Knowing this, Ms. Stewart began using beginning meditation techniques to teach her students to write about their lives, reduce stress, and relieve anxiety.

A Level III Reiki practitioner then studying Classical Tibetan, she began meditating after she met and interviewed the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet (the subject of her biography, The 14th Dalai Lama) and lived with a Tibetan refugee family in India. She's trekked with Sir Edmund Hillary in Nepal, interviewed Burma’s Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi in her Rangoon home, and climbed along China’s Great Wall to research the lives of Deng Xiaoping and Mao Zedong.

Stewart's straightforward guide to stress relief, anxiety management, and mindfulness makes meditation simple. It covers the basics in a concise thirty-three pages: Why meditation is good for you, how to sit, how to let your mind rest, even what to do if you feel weird or uncomfortable during meditation. Most importantly, it provides sixteen accessible, useful meditations you can easily learn at home.

For ages ten to adult. Note: This is a very short book.

“Give Me A Break has the potential to serve as an invaluable tool, opening doors of no cost, egalitarian recovery to many--far and wide.” - Jan Gilbert, cancer survivor, community activist, and co-founder of HOME, New Orleans

“Whitney Stewart has developed a quiet and unique window into the minds of our adolescents. Her direct method of inviting them into this gentle meditative space allows them to have respite and freedom from the constant pressures that surround them.” - Marcia G. Beard, Ph.D.,Clinical Psychologist

The Dalai Lama says...
"Whitney Stewart's picture book on Buddhism [Becoming Buddha: The Story of Siddhartha] about the life of the Buddha is timely because even today the story of the Buddha has a lot to tell us" -Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama.

Excerpt:
Why Meditate?

Let’s face it. Life knocks you around. One minute you’re happy. The next you want to scream. You don’t get everything you want, and you don’t want everything you get. You need a break. Meditation could be the answer.

Meditation calms you down. It helps you find your own wisdom. It settles your nerves and fills your mind with space.

Lots of people meditate——athletes, actors, dog trainers, writers, and people like you. They do it wherever they find a quiet spot——in the living room, in the back yard, under a tree, in an empty classroom, in the library, in a tent, on a mountaintop. You don’t have to join a religious group to meditate. And you don’t have to change anything about yourself. Meditation is about accepting yourself with all the bumps and bruises.

36 pages, with a 4.8-star rating from 14 reviews.





"Like" our Facebook page so you never miss a bargain e-book!

Free and Bargain Kindle books, delivered to your inbox:
Subscribe today to our daily e-mail!

(We save you time by curating our selections of bargain books. We filter out books with a less than 4-star rating, or have few reviews. We exclude books that are merely teasers, and generally exclude those that are less than 100 pages in length. Your time is valuable and we strive to find quality for you in your bargain e-books!)

No comments:

Post a Comment