Sunday, June 30, 2013

Bargain Kindle books! (Sunday Jun 30)

The Big Empty, by Ritch Gaiti. (Still 2.99?)

Flawed lawyer Rick Wallace has little future and a dark past in this story of betrayal, trust, and redemption.

"... Full of surprises." -- Gabriella Hernandez

"... well paced mystery sets up a surprisingly poignant climax." -- David Clarke

"... a hard boiled style thriller.... a very enjoyable read." RStaymates

Welcome to New York. The sign lied.
Every instinct I had told me to get out but I couldn't, not now. This simple case would trigger repercussions that would unnerve the city, maybe the country. I was about to open doors that had been nailed shut for a lifetime -and the only path to the truth was through a labyrinth of deceit. I trusted no one, not even myself. My stomach tightened.

The ten years had slipped by like a century. I never thought I'd see New York again and now I find myself buried in its bowels, unsure of what I was after - but I couldn't stop until I found it. I snaked through the city bureaucracy, historical landmarks and some of the most prominent properties in the city, all intricately linked. Nothing fit, yet everything connected and answers only bred more questions. Somehowit had all been mysteriously tied back to me.

I ventured into the darkest tunnel of all, my own. I realized then why I was chosen--why I had been the only one that could find this elusive document. Deep within a maze of deceptions and betrayals, I uncovered a massive conspiracy among the most esteemed organizations in the world--and the truth that had sent my life into a tailspin ten years ago was far from true. Suddenly, this seemingly routine assignment had enormous stakes and consequences. Now it was up to me to mend an ancient injustice and the fate of an entire culture.

362 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 18 reviews.

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Human Plus (Book 4) (Post-Human Series), by David Simpson. (Still 0.99?)

Don't miss today's deal on this highly-rated Sci-Fi series! Books 1, 2, and 3 of the Post-Human series are free through July 2nd, and the 4th one - with over 40 five-star reviews - is only 99 cents!

"Another great addition to the Post-Human universe. It gives much more detail and insight to some of the characters David has created in the first 3 books. This book is a great read and doesn't divulge all of its secrets until the end. I can't wait to see what the future holds for the Post-Humans." -- Amazon reviewer

***June 30th, to July 2nd, Read the entire Post-Human Series for just 99 cents! Sub-Human (book 1) FREE Post-Human (book 2) FREE Trans-Human (book 3) FREE Human-Plus (book 4) 99 cents!***
Age Range: 14 years and up

The Post-Human Trilogy is done, but the Post-Human series is just heating up! Human Plus is Book 4 in the smash hit science fiction series. Not exactly a sequel, not exactly a prequel, Human Plus will defy expectations. No matter what you thought was coming next, you're in for a surprise!
JUST ONE CAUTION: When you're finished, you're going to want to share the surprises with everyone online...Please don't! Please respect future readers and let them enjoy the surprises just as much as you did!

191 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 57 reviews.

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The Girl From Long Guyland, by Lara Reznik. (Still 0.99?)

If you've previously missed this gripping memoir / thriller, with over 80 five-star reviews, today's your chance to pick it up for 99 cents!

"In Reznik's debut novel, a woman confronts long-buried secrets when an old college friend commits suicide. . . . While effective as a page turner, the novel also tells a timeless, universal tale of a woman's journey toward self-acceptance. An exciting tale of past crimes and dangerous friendships." --Kirkus Reviews

"I love a mystery and I love stories about the late 60's/early 70's and this book has both. Really fun read." --Barbara Gaines, Executive Producer, The Late Show with David Letterman

-Includes Reading Group Discussion Questions-
Ranked the #1 spot overall and in both Suspense and Contemporary Fiction, during its Amazon Kindle select promotional days. Over 80,000 e-books downloaded.


Laila Levin enjoys a successful marriage and a thriving career as an I.T. executive in Austin, Texas, but she can't quite shake her lifelong sense of not truly belonging anywhere.

When her company announces a major layoff, Laila finds herself caught between an unscrupulous CEO and her promiscuous boss. Then news of her college roommate's suicide stirs up a dark secret involving three devious friends from her past. One has betrayed a vow, another wants to rekindle their romance, and the third is out for revenge.

Suddenly for Laila, it's 1969 again. She's only seventeen, and she's left her sheltered home in Long Island for college in Connecticut. Amid protests of the Vietnam War, she's tempted by the sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll that rule her generation. Laila gets swept up in a deceptive love triangle with two older locals and initiated into their unethical hippie family. Too late she realizes her search to belong has led to tragedy.

Laila must now juggle the demands of her perplexed husband and her baby boomer past forcing her to make choices that endanger her survival and challenge her conscience.

She learns that the lines between right and wrong are often blurred, and sometimes you have to risk everything to be true to yourself.

360 pages, with a 4.1-star rating from 195 reviews.

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Smitten (Crush), by Lacey Weatherford. (Still 0.99?)

99 cents today, this sequel to YA/NA romance CRUSH is from bestselling author lacey Weatherford.

"Wow! I'm still as much in love with this story as I was when I first fell on love with Crush the first book in this story. In Smitten we see some of the main characters from Crush along with some new ones that will make this story the risky business it was. Loved it tons, thank you Lacey for another awesome book!" -- Amazon reviewer

SMITTEN, #1 Bestselling Young Adult/New Adult cross genre sequel to #1 YA Bestseller, CRUSH, by Lacey Weatherford"Smitten, the sequel to Crush, was definitely worth the wait! The way that Lacey Weatherford is able to capture the love between Hunter and Cami is magical.No wonder Lacey has been named The Queen of Hearts!" -Lisa Markson, The Paranormal Bookworm

"Ms. Weatherford has done what I thought impossible and given us a sequel that is just as enjoyable, if not more enjoyable than the first book." -Melissa Simmons, Girls Heart Books

"Find a comfy place on the carpet, because the romance will leave you a melted puddle on the floor, and while you're down there, the next scene will have you rolling around in laughter." -Irene Hunt, Third Eye Tight

It's hard to watch the one you love in the arms of another, but when gangs, stealing cars, and murder are involved, everything becomes fair game...

Back Cover Blurb:
Cami thinks life with her boyfriend, Hunter Wilder, is perfect. Then she finds out, not only is he wrapped up in a gang whose specialty is stealing cars, he's with another girl as well.

Hunter knows the gang leader, Ripper, is suspected of murder and he'll do anything to keep Cami safe--even faking a relationship with someone else. There's only one problem--Ripper's fallen hard for Cami, leaving Hunter to stand by and watch as he puts the moves on his girl.

Both Cami and Hunter quickly learn it's hard to watch the one you love in the arms of another. Will the two of them make it through this together? Or will their hot stolen kisses destroy everything?

353 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 59 reviews.

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Kindle Daily Deals: a thriller, romantic fantasy, epic fantasy, and a kid's book on being different.

Today's Daily Deals include a mystery-thriller, a romantic fantasy, an epic fantasy, and a children's book about being different.

Here's today's Kindle Daily Deal, available for $1.99 today!

The One I Left Behind, by Jennifer McMahon.

The summer of 1985 changes Reggie’s life. An awkward thirteen-year-old, she finds herself mixed up with the school outcasts. That same summer, a serial killer called Neptune begins kidnapping women. He leaves their severed hands on the police department steps and, five days later, displays their bodies around town. Just when Reggie needs her mother, Vera, the most, Vera’s hand is found on the steps. But after five days, there’s no body and Neptune disappears.

Now, twenty-five years later, Reggie is a successful architect who has left her hometown and the horrific memories of that summer behind. But when she gets a call revealing that her mother has been found alive, Reggie must confront the ghosts of her past and find Neptune before he kills again.

Read an interview with the author at the product page on Amazon.

432 pages, with a 4.1-star rating from 144 reviews. Text to Speech, X-Ray, enabled. Whispersync for Voice audiobook available for $12.99 if you purchase this book.

Here's today's Daily Romance Deal, available for $0.99 today!

Faerie, by Delle Jacobs.

Like her mother before her, Leonie of Bosewood carries Faerie blood in her veins, a secret she harbors to protect her own life. For although the people of eleventh-century England believe in magic, their ignorance and fear have made being different a very dangerous prospect. Caught between the human and Faerie worlds, yet belonging in neither, Leonie must guard her heart…no matter how strong the temptations.

As the king’s emissary, Philippe le Peregrine has watched Leonie mature from gangly girl to alluring woman. With each encounter, his attraction grows, but he knows a match between them can never be. For Philippe hides his own secret, one that has condemned him to a life of lonely celibacy for fear of harming the woman he loves. But when powerful forces prompt them to unite against a sorcerer intent on conquering the world, Leonie and Philippe realize that only together are they strong enough to combat the evil threatening to engulf them.

365 pages, with a 4.1-star rating from 160 reviews. Kindle Owner's Lending Library, Text to Speech, X-Ray, Lending enabled. Whispersync for Voice audiobook available for $1.99 if you purchase this book.

Here's today's Daily Science Fiction/Fantasy Deal, available for $0.99 today!

The Mongoliad: Book One (The Foreworld Saga), by Greg Bear.

With bonus material! This Kindle edition features extra content only found in the Collector’s Edition of The Mongoliad: Book One, including an illustrated character glossary, a Foreworld map, and Sinner, a prequel to the Mongoliad series.

The first novel to be released in The Foreworld Saga, The Mongoliad: Book One, is an epic-within-an-epic, taking place in 13th century. In it, a small band of warriors and mystics raise their swords to save Europe from a bloodthirsty Mongol invasion. Inspired by their leader (an elder of an order of warrior monks), they embark on a perilous journey and uncover the history of hidden knowledge and conflict among powerful secret societies that had been shaping world events for millennia.

But the saga reaches the modern world via a circuitous route. In the late 19th century, Sir Richard F. Burton, an expert on exotic languages and historical swordsmanship, is approached by a mysterious group of English martial arts aficionados about translating a collection of long-lost manuscripts. Burton dies before his work is finished, and his efforts were thought lost until recently rediscovered by a team of amateur archaeologists in the ruins of a mansion in Trieste, Italy. From this collection of arcana, the incredible tale of The Mongoliad was recreated.
Full of high adventure, unforgettable characters, and unflinching battle scenes, The Mongoliad ignites a dangerous quest where willpower and blades are tested and the scope of world-building is redefined.

A note on this edition: The Mongoliad began as a social media experiment, combining serial story-telling with a unique level of interaction between authors and audience during the creative process. Since its original iteration, The Mongoliad has been restructured, edited, and rewritten under the supervision of its authors to create a more cohesive reading experience and will be published as a trilogy of novels. This edition is the definitive edition and is the authors' preferred text.

An interview with the author can be found on the product page on Amazon.

502 pages, with a 3.6-star rating from 143 reviews. Kindle Owner's Lending Library, Text to Speech, X-Ray, Lending enabled. Whispersync for Voice audiobook available for $1.99 if you purchase this book.

The other two books in the trilogy are also on sale today only, $0.99

Here's today's Kindle Daily Deal, available for $1.99 today!

What If Your Best Friend Were Blue?, by Vera Kochan.

What if your best friend were blue? What if your doctor were yellow? Would it change things? A child imagines what the world would be like if people in his community each had a different skin color. Child-friendly acrylic illustrations and a strong read-aloud text gently teach colors while showing that it’s what’s on the inside that counts.

27 pages, with a 3.8-star rating from 39 reviews. Kindle Owner's Lending Library, Text to Speech, Lending enabled.

Happy Reading!


Kindle Fire Free App of the Day: Farm 123 - StoryToys Jr.

Today's Free App of the Day is Farm 123 - StoryToys Jr.
Originally $2.99

This is a kid's book for learning counting. From the app's product page:

  • Just like a real book, children can turn the pages and view pop-up scenes from different angles.
  • Wonderfully illustrated, with beautiful, pop-up imagery and a charming music score and sound effects.
  • Children win stars as they progress through the games.
  • Professionally narrated in seven languages.
  • Includes 10 pop-up number scenes and 7 pop-up counting games!

5 of 5.0 reviews are four stars and above.

These apps are compatible with the original Fire and with my Fire HD 8.9" 4G. To tell if an app works for your Fire HD or other Android device registered to your Amazon account, click on the above link and look on the right side of the web page.  Amazon will tell you if it will work with your registered device.

Have fun!

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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Free and bargain Kindle books! (Saturday Jun 29)

Here is today's selection of bargain Kindle books!

The Esposito Series Books Box Set, by J.M. Griffin. (Still 0.99?)

Let's start today's selection with a box set of mysteries starring female sleuth Vinnie Esposito! Just 99 cents for three full-length novels.

"Mrs. Griffin's writing will leave you dying for more every time. I bought all three books separately, but think this is a wonderful way for the first time reader to give it a try. The fourth and newest book in the series is Cold Moon Dead (Book 4 Esposito Series). Anyone who loves a good mystery and doesn't mind a touch of romance will fall head over heels for this series. Happy reading!" -- Amazon reviewer

Now you can own the first three books in the sassy and suspenseful Vinnie Esposito Series by J.M. Griffin!

By day, Lavinia (Vinnie) Esposito is a criminal justice instructor at a college in Rhode Island. By night Vinnie is an amateur sleuth, solving murders while trying to avoid getting yelled at by her Italian father, her hunky protective boyfriend Marcus Richmond, and her sexy upstairs tenant, the mysterious Aaron Grant.

For Love of Livvy (Book 1)
Vinnie investigates the death of her beloved aunt, and a mysterious box is left on her doorstep.

Dirty Trouble (Book 2)
Someone is stalking Vinnie and that’s just the beginning of her troubles.

Dead Wrong (Book 3)
Vinnie is out to save her brother from being framed after a valuable painting is stolen.

567 pages, with a 5-star rating from 1 reviews.

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The Answer to Your Question, by Paulette Alden. (Still 0.99?)

Hailed as a 'gifted storyteller,' author Paulette Alden considers what it be like to be the mother of someone like Ted Bundy in this engrossing thriller. 99 cents today!

"This wonderful novel is a success at every level--an engrossing thriller and a nuanced examination of love--written with artful directness. I loved every word and could not put it down." -- Scott Turow

How well can you really know the people you love, even your own son? Four young women are murdered, and he's the suspect...

After raising her son, Ben, by herself, librarian Inga Daudelin is blindsided when he is accused of the murders of four young women. At the same time, Jean, a young, pregnant waif who seems both simple and wise, "imprints" on Inga at work, drawing her into an unusual friendship. When Ben kidnaps Jean, Inga and lead detective Ron O'Loughlin, with whom she is falling in love, search for the two, who along with Jean's baby, have formed a strange but human family.

252 pages, with a 4.8-star rating from 125 reviews.

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Here's a Kindle book available for free today!

Shadow of Time, by Jen Minkman. (Still free?)

This highly-rated paranormal romance from Jen Minkman is free for a limited time!

Note: the author creates a soundtrack for every novel she writes. Check out this book's soundtrack at the video link below!

"I loved the storyline that included Hannah, Josh (the hot Native American), and Hannah's brother Ben. There were aspects of reincarnation, animal spirit guides, a wise medicine man, and skinwalkers (think of evil ghosts that can change into people or animals) that drew me in and had me hooked. There was romance, humor, horror, and history all wrapped in this book that made it a joy to read." -- Amazon reviewer

All Hannah needs is a nice and quiet vacation after her first year of teaching French at a high school. She joins her brother Ben for the summer in their mom's log cabin in Arizona. There, she meets Josh again, Ben's childhood friend from the Navajo reservation. The little boy from the rez has grown up fast, and Hannah can't help but feeling more for him than just friendship.

But fate apparently has something else in store for her. And it's not peace and quiet. Night after night, Hannah is plagued by strange nightmares about the past of Navajo Nation and terrifying shadows chasing her. They seem to come closer - and why is Josh always present in her dreams?

Sometimes, the past has a way of catching up with you.

'Shadow of Time' blends the best of the paranormal romance, YA and NA genre to give readers a unique story!

400 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 58 reviews.

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Night Secrets (Books We Love Fantasy Romance, Avador Book 1), by Shirley Martin. (Still 4.99?)

In the kingdom of Avador, princess Keriam must do all she can to save her father's life - but can she do it without being persecuted for witchcraft?

"Enjoyable romantic fantasy! Night Secrets is an enjoyable romantic fantasy that is engaging and entertaining. You couldn't help but cheer for the main character through her trials for her life and her throne." -- Amazon reviewer

Fear and betrayal threaten the kingdom of Avador. Keriam, a princess with supernatural powers, must save her father from assassination. But can she trust Roric, or is he part of the plot'

Roric loved once and lost. He wants to put his past behind him and love Princess Keriam, but he fears she is a witch. And witchcraft is forbidden in the kingdom. If found guilty, she will be burned at the stake. Not even her father could save her.

Night Secrets is Book 1 in Shirley Martin's Avador Series.
Also Available from Books We Love

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Night Secrets, Book I
Night Shadows, Book II
Enchanted Cottage, Book III
Allegra's Dream - Book IV


"Night Secrets" is a wonderful fantasy filled with magic, human kindness and evil...If you enjoy good versus evil fantasy, this one must be on your to be read list." Chere, Paranormal Romance Reviews

"Passionate, exciting, gripping and romantic, Night Secrets is as impossible to put down as it is to forget."
Julie Bonello, eCataRomance

"Shirley Martin does a great job with keeping her readers on the edge of their seats. With so many secrets, there is no telling when it’s all going to fall apart. At every turn I was anxious to know if good would win out over evil. Even with the odds stacked against them, Keriam and her followers never give up.

Martin shows the true strength of love, kindness and friendship in a time where doubt and fear could easily win out. I found this storyline to be very interesting, intense, and exciting. It sucked me in from the beginning to the very end. I definitely plan on reading more from this author." ~ 5 Blue Ribbons, Courtney Marie, Romance Junkies Reviews

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

376 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 6 reviews.

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