Friday, February 12, 2016

Free and bargain Kindle books! (Friday Feb 12)

Black Bead: Book One of the Black Bead Chronicles, by J.D. Lakey. (Still 0.99?)

"What a great read! I'm a fan of YA and Sci Fi, and this book didn't disappoint. Through the author's refreshing writing, It put me through a gambit of emotions; mystery, intrigue, bubbling happiness, and the thrill of survival. Definitely a page turner. Can't wait to read the other books in the series. Highly recommend it!" -- Amazon Reviewer

Best Seller: #1 in SciFi Colonization, Bestseller: Top 5 in Science Fiction 1/30/2016
Editorial Reviews: "Mesmerizing page turner" "A thrilling ride from start to finish!"
If you liked Avatar and Ender's Game, you'll love Black Bead!

On a savage, outlying planet an enclave of psionically-trained humans have built a utopian, matriarchal society that lives in harmony with all life. Leaving behind the polluted and corrupt world in which they lived, they colonized a new home far from the eyes of the galactic empire. Shielded from the rest of the galaxy by the dangerous beasts that inhabit their lush, forested world, the village lives a simple life under their Home Dome. But their goal was more than just to live in peace - they wanted to create the perfect human who could bring peace to the galaxy. Rather than merely cloning themselves, they began to manipulate genes in order to create a race of mutants with enhanced telepathic powers.

Under the direction of the ruling witch coven, each child of the Windfall Dome is tested at a young age to asses their abilities - a test which can plot the course for the rest of their lives. Unfortunately, Cheobawn - the daughter of the ruling First Mother to the dome - is marked with the Black Bead on her Choosing Day, a symbol of bad luck and shame. It seems the child the mothers had placed so much hope in would not be the future ruler they had hoped for. Yet there is something powerful about her that the elders don’t understand.

Finally of age, Cheobawn is chosen to join a pack to act as the psychic Ear on a foraging mission outside the dome. She knows this is her chance to prove herself. But something sinister stalks them and each member of the pack must draw on their unique strengths and a lifetime of training if they want to survive to see another day.

In her visionary new series The Black Bead Chronicles, author J.D. Lakey invites you to journey along with Cheobawn, Megan, Tam, Connor, and Alain as they use their wits and their Luck to unravel the mysteries of the deceptively bucolic life beneath the dome in this coming of age metaphysical science fiction adventure.



164 pages, with a 4.9-star rating from 5 reviews.

                     



Show Time, by Phil Harvey. (Still 0.99?)

"Chilling portrayal of where reality shows could go in the future. In a produ cers' quest for ratings and a government's quest to provide its masses with fodder to meet their wish for violence, this make believe show is a tale of horror and the basest of human interaction. As dark as this tale was, it kept your interest and it was difficult to put down. It would be interesting to have a follow up to see how this experience went on to affect the participants lives." -- Amazon Reviewer

Future viewing audiences have become totally desensitized to violence and entirely dependent on sensation to escape their boring workaday lives—an addiction nurtured by the media with graphic portrayals of war and crime and with so-called reality programming. Now, TV execs in pursuit of the only things they care about—higher ratings and bigger paychecks—have created the ultimate reality show: Seven people, each bearing the scars of his or her past, are deposited on an island in the middle of Lake Superior. Given some bare necessities and the promise of $400,000 each if they can endure, the three women and four men risk death by starvation or freezing as the Great Lakes winter approaches. The island is wired for sound, and flying drones provide the video feed, so everything the contestants do and say is broadcast worldwide. Their seven-month ordeal is entirely unscripted, they can’t ask for help or they forfeit the prize, and as far as the network is concerned—the fewer survivors the better.


257 pages, with a 4.0-star rating from 49 reviews.

                     



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In The Stars: A Humorous Romantic Cozy Mystery (Amber Reed Mystery Book 1), by Zanna Mackenzie. (Still free?)

"Mystery, romance, and lots of raw emotion! What a delight it was to read this novel. Amber Reed is new on the job and although she is a natural, Charlie has his hands full! Amber is vibrant, inquisitive and sadly insecure...many women can relate to this tragedy! When in the face of solving the case Amber jumps right in and doesn't hesitate. MacKenzie has done an excellent job of creating well blended characters, meshing in a difficult line of work for them and getting the scenes to seem natural. This story is full of excitement and kept me going easily and effortlessly to the end." -- Amazon Reviewer

"Addictive new series, approach only if you are willing to read into the early hours of the morning!!!"
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'Humorous romantic cozy mystery in the world of the rich and famous'

Amber Reed’s at work making up the horoscopes for the local newspaper and wishing for some excitement in her life, when she gets a phone call offering her just that.

Plunged into the middle of a celebrity murder investigation she’s desperately trying to convince the scarily handsome special agent assigned to solve the case that she can help him catch the killer.

Amber’s soon battling something far more dangerous than she could ever have imagined – and it has nothing to do with the equally scary chemistry fizzing between her and special agent Charlie.

Has Amber’s wish for more excitement in her life landed her in big trouble – or is her fate written in the stars?


From the reviews:

“The start of what promises to be a very good series, Amber Reed (also known as Madam Zamber, astrologer in residence on the local paper) is about to get involved in murder!”

“Amber Reed's life isn't that exciting. During the day she works as a horoscope writer for a local paper and in the evenings she's a bar maid in a pub. However, Amber's life is suddenly shaken up when she is contacted by her ex-boyfriend Ennis McKarthy, who is now a famous actor, after his brother Joel has been found dead. Amber immediately goes to Ennis to see what has happened: was it an accident, suicide, or perhaps murder? Amber quickly meets Charlie Huxton, an agent for the CCIA (Celebrity Crimes Investigation Agency) who has been hired by Ennis to get to the bottom of things. Yet, Ennis doesn't trust Charlie 100%, so he asks Amber to keep track of things and follow Charlie. At first, Amber isn't so sure, but as the plot thickens and as she gets to know Charlie, she simply no longer can't seem to stay away until the case has been solved.”

“I quickly warmed to the main protagonist, Amber, and leading man Charlie has a bit of a James Bond feel to him which I think numerous female readers will definitely enjoy!”




In The Stars was previously published as The Earth Moved.



253 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 35 reviews.

                     



How to Start an Online Business: Create a Business Around Your Lifestyle, by Emilie Pelletier. (Still 0.99?)

"It's been a while that I'm reading/listening to various books and podcasts, but as an artist that is becoming an entrepreneur, I needed something compact, straight to the point and short that has all the key points for someone like myself to get started and implement instead of spending hours and hours on research and learning. This book was THAT for me and I LOVED it for that. The chapter on the niche market, allowed me to figure out exactly who my target clients are and how I can approach them/provide what they're looking for. RECOMMENDED TO ANYBODY, especially ARTISTS!" -- Amazon Reviewer


*INCLUDES A FREE AUDIOBOOK*


You probably want more flexibility in organizing your life.
You want to have the choice to work from home, a cafĂ©, or a co-working space, and to live wherever feels like “home”.
You also want to build something meaningful and valuable, both for yourself and for others.
And you have understood that this could all be possible with an online business.
But where to start?

How to Start an Online Business - A Step-by-Step Guide

This book will take you step-by-step through the different aspects you should consider when building an online business in order to increase your chances of success:
1. Understand the business models online;
2. Design your desired lifestyle;
3. Find a business topic;
4. Choose a profitable niche market and research your audience;
5. Define your brand and create your website;
6. Build your email list and drive traffic to your website;
7. Decide on a monetization method and set a price on your offer;
8. Learn to be persuasive;
9. Conduct tests, and delegate and outsource to grow your business.

There are many ways to make a living online:

- Monetizing a blog;
- Creating and selling products or services (eBooks, courses and trainings, consulting, etc.);
- Selling others’ product through their affiliate program;
- Conducting webinars and other live events online, etc.

Starting An Online Business

With the Internet, becoming your own boss has never been so simple. You can build a business:
- Without a huge capital investment;
- Without quitting your current job;
- Without putting yourself at risk financially;
- Without having to hire and manage employees (that’s the whole concept of “solopreneurship”).

Does this sound too good to be true? Well, there are many success stories to prove its feasibility.

This book will show you how to build your home business and how to make money online, creating something valuable for both yourself and others.
You will also learn about honest ways to generate passive income. 
I sincerely wish you great success in your online business journey.
You can connect with me at: BecomeOnlineEntrepreneur.com
Emilie



230 pages, with a 4.8-star rating from 6 reviews.

                     



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