Free Kindle book editor’s picks: Rosalind James edition, Volume 2

Rosalind James tops today’s Buffet with Just For You, a prequel novella to her “Escape to New Zealand” contemporary romance series. As one reviewer put it, it’s “a wonderful, charming story uniquely set in New Zealand.  . . . The storyline is warm, sexy, and romantic–the perfect combination.”

rosalindRosalind is a publishing industry veteran and former marketing executive who, to her own astonishment, has sold nearly 180,000 books in her first 18 months of publishing. She is the author of three Amazon bestsellers. Rosalind attributes her success to the fact that “lots of people would like to escape to New Zealand.

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Just for You (Prequel Novella) (Escape to New Zealand)

 Women’s Fiction > Romance > Multicultural & Interracial

Just for You (Prequel Novella) (Escape to New Zealand)

No shirt, no shoes, no … problems?

Hemi Ranapia isn’t looking for love. Fun, yes. Love, not so much. But a summer fishing holiday to laid-back Russell could turn out to be more adventure than this good-time boy ever bargained for.

Reka Harata hasn’t forgotten the disastrously hot rugby star she met a year ago, no matter how much she wishes she could. Too bad Hemi keeps refusing to be left in her past.

Sometimes, especially in New Zealand’s Maori Northland, it really does take a village. And sometimes it just takes a little faith.

In Too Deep (Due South Book 1)

 Romance > Contemporary

In Too Deep (Due South: A Sexy Contemporary Romance Book 1)

She vowed never to return.
To save her brother from financial ruin, Piper Harland must do the one thing she swore she’d never do—return to the tiny island hometown where Ryan “West” Westlake crushed her heart. Piper is tough, resilient and a little wild—much like the remote and beautiful Stewart Island where she grew up. As a cop who’s part of the elite New Zealand Police National Dive Squad, bringing the dead back to their families still doesn’t stop the guilt she feels over her father’s drowning death. Now nine years later she’s obligated to return to a hostile community as the outsider, and forced to work with the man who was once her best friend and first lover.

She’s a risk he can’t take.
West is an Island man, through and through. As owner of the local pub, he lives and breathes the local community, and sure as hell can’t imagine living anywhere else. But most of all he refuses to ever fall for a woman like his flighty mother. He lost Piper once to give her the chance to fulfil her dreams of becoming a cop. But now she’s back for an unexpected six week visit to help her brother—his best mate. Maybe West wants her a little bit, maybe he can’t resist the temptation to tease and touch her, but can he fall in love with such a flight risk?

The Good Fight: A Story of Cancer, Love and Triumph

 Alternative Medicine > Healing

The Good Fight: A Story of Cancer, Love and Triumph

We won our war on cancer, but we’re not sure how. Was it the chemo, the radiation, the acupuncture, laser lights, diet, medicinal mushrooms, the women’s prayer circle? Was love the core ingredient of healing? Was it the will to live?

We may never know if there was a single ingredient or many, but what we do know is that not a single doctor of our acquaintance during the fight ever asked us how we did it. As doctors ourselves, we find that extremely disturbing.

We believe that people are hungry for more holistic treatment. We feel that healers who work to find ways to use natural substances, along with chemotherapy and radiation, to make treatment less toxic and more effective should be respected, and we encourage anyone with cancer to seek out those who are passionate and knowledgeable about this growing area of research. —Greg Holmes and Katherine Roth

The Good Fight is a wonderful story of how love, integrative medicine and hope can lead to exceptionally positive outcomes in cancer patients.  The intensely personal story leads us from the diagnosis of a rare untreatable type of cancer, through the sometimes painful process of treatment and through to a surprisingly successful outcome. This story is worth reading by everyone who is a cancer patient or loves a person dealing with a diagnosis of cancer.

Holding On For Dear Life: What My Fatal Diagnosis Taught Me About Living

 New Age > Mental & Spiritual Healing

Holding On For Dear Life: What My Fatal Diagnosis Taught Me About Living

In 2000, Liz DeVivo was a young mother and a Social Worker when she became ill with Scleroderma. Months later, she was devastated when diagnosed with another rare disease, severe Pulmonary Hypertension. The two rare illnesses made for a very poor prognosis and her health rapidly deteriorated, her only hope became a transplant. She blends her story with practical and beautiful insights on coping and surviving a catastrophic illness. Her book encourages and outlines the practical steps necessary to become an active participant in your own health care and includes a section on what health care professionals can do to help engage patients into a healing relationship. What follows is an uplifting, sometimes funny, heartbreaking, gritty and raw tale of how she made it through not only her illnesses, but her transplant and all the bumps, small pebbles and huge boulders, along the way.

Free Draw (The Jake Samson & Rosie Vicente Detective Series Book 2)

 Mystery > Private Investigators

Free Draw (The Jake Samson & Rosie Vicente Detective Series Book 2)

Unafraid, unlicensed, and, in this case, unpaid, unofficial Bay Area P.I. Jake Samson and his carpenter sidekick Rosie set out to clear a friend of a murder charge. The victim is found stabbed to death in a damp redwood canyon in woodsy, wealthy Marin County, outside San Francisco. It’s up to Jake and Rosie to find the real killer, and they’ve got a number of suspects: the victim’s fellow executives at a questionable correspondence school, his divided and bitter family, and his quirky Marin County neighbors–a truly odd assortment of California woods dwellers.

But the real treats here are Singer’s dry humor and her characters: Jake, a nice Jewish boy with a rebellious–and very witty–streak; and Rosie, an irresistible twist on the sassy gay friend. Readers will love their easy, breezy relationship, and wish they had a friend like either one of them.

Stones: Data (Stones #1)

 Science Fiction > Cyberpunk

Stones: Data (Stones #1)

Alexander the Great. Genghis Kahn. Julius Caesar. Attila the Hun. Mao. Stalin.

For thousands of years, the Stones have been hidden among us, giving a privileged few power to rule over masses, destroy empires and create new ones.

It’s near the end of the 21st century. When Matt Newmark was ten years old, his mother was killed in a vicious corporate assassination. For the last twelve years, he’s been living off grid under the over-protective care of his father, running from dark forces, trying to stay alive. Now Matt finally has a chance to break away and start a new life. On the eve of a trip to Japan, he finds a dark rock in the shape of a claw. Life is never the same again. With the help of a Shinto priest, Matt discovers it’s a Stone, a piece of ancient alien technology that gives him a sweeping view of history and control over time, matter and energy.

But Matt is not alone.

Mikal Ryzaard has a Stone of his own and a burning vision to eliminate suffering from the earth and bring back Paradise. With all the resources of a massive multinational corporation behind him, he tracks down Matt and makes him an offer.

Join me or die.

For The Night (Luna Book 1)

 Romance > Paranormal > New Adult

For The Night (Luna Book 1)

A rule I don’t intend to break…

They know me as Luna. We meet. We spend the night together. Then we never see each other again. That’s my rule and I’ve never been tempted to change my mind…until him.

A man who wants me to fulfill his every desire…
He meets me as Luna, unaware that he’s met me before as another. And when I realize he’s poised to take away the one thing that matters, I do what I have to do to keep what belongs to me.

A decision that could break us both…
In the secret war between me and a man who may be the one I’d spent my life searching for…will he be the one who gives into my desires…or I into his?

Douglas: Lord of Heartache (The Lonely Lords)

 Historical Romance > Regency

Douglas: Lord of Heartache (The Lonely Lords)

Douglas Allen needs a home for his aching heart

Douglas Allen, Viscount Amery, hates having arrived to his title without knowing how to manage his properties. Guinevere Hollister is a distant family connection raising her daughter in rural obscurity while stewarding the estate. Douglas reluctantly puts himself in Gwen’s hands for lessons in land husbandry and discovers beneath her prickly exterior a woman of passion and honor. Yet despite the closeness they find, she will not marry him.

Guinevere Hollister needs a champion

When the powerful Duke of Moreland arranges an engagement between Gwen and his heir, Douglas knows the marriage is not what Gwen wants. In Douglas’s eyes, Gwen deserves to make her own choices, and he will take on family, the meddling duke, and Gwen’s own lonely, stubborn heart to ensure his lady’s happiness.

Overlay: A Tale of One Girl’s Life in 1970s Las Vegas (Memoirs of Marlayna Glynn Brown)

 Biographies & Memoirs > Women

Overlay: A Tale of One Girl's Life in 1970s Las Vegas (Memoirs of Marlayna Glynn Brown)

Set in glamorous 1970s Las Vegas, OVERLAY is the fighting-to-come-of-age story of a resilient child born into an ongoing cycle of alcoholism and abandonment. Marlayna develops a powerful sense of self-preservation in contrast to the fallen adults entrusted with her care. Her profound story explores the characters and events populating her life as she moves from home to home, parent to parent, family to family, ultimately becoming homeless at the age of fourteen.

Out of the resources of her remarkable childhood emerges an inner strength that will charm and captivate readers and remain in their consciousness long after the last page of her story has been turned.

TODAY’S BARGAINS……………What’s this?

National Security (Jericho Quinn Series)

 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

National Security (Jericho Quinn Series)

They can strike anytime, anywhere. A public landmark. A suburban shopping mall. And now, the human body itself. Three Middle Eastern terrorists have been injected with a biological weapon, human time bombs unleashed on American soil. They are prepared to die. To spread their disease. To annihilate millions. If America hopes to fight this enemy from within, we need a new kind of weapon. Meet Special Agent Jericho Quinn. Air Force veteran. Champion boxer. Trained assassin. Hand-picked for a new global task force that, officially, does not exist, Quinn answers only to the Director of National Intelligence and the U.S. President himself.

His methods are as simple, and as brutal, as his codename.

The Hammer.

Act of Terror (Jericho Quinn Series)

 Thrillers > Terrorism

Act of Terror (Jericho Quinn Series)

Warning: The next attack on American soil will come from within.

From coast to coast, our nation is witnessing a new wave of terror. Suicide bombers incite blind panic and paralyzing fear. A flight attendant tries to crash an airliner. A police officer opens fire on fans in a stadium. And at CIA headquarters, a Deputy Director goes on a murderous rampage. The perpetrators appear to be American–but they are covert agents in a vast network of terror, selected and trained for one purpose only: the complete annhiliation of America.

Special Agent Jericho Quinn has seen the warning signs. As a classified “instrument” of the CIA reporting directly to the President, Quinn knows that these random acts of violence pose a clear and present danger. But Quinn may not be able to stop it. The search for terrorists has escalated into an all-out witch hunt. And somehow, Quinn’s name is on the list. . .

Dangerous Waters (The Barkley Sound Series Book 1)

 Mystery > Women Sleuths

Dangerous Waters (The Barkley Sound Series Book 1)

Sergeant Holly Rudd arrives in the coastal community of Bamfield after local divers discover a body with a knife jutting from its chest in the waters of Barkley Sound. As she investigates the crime, Holly soon realizes the sleepy town is rife with secrets. But what unsettles her most is the residents’ insistence that she bears a striking resemblance to the victim of a murder from three decades earlier. She shrugs off the uncanny likeness as a coincidence. But her simmering attraction to Finn Carver, one of the divers who discovered the corpse, isn’t so easy to ignore.

Finn, a former Special Forces soldier, knows it’s best to keep his distance from Holly. Yet it isn’t long before they both give in to the consuming desire they share. And as the danger escalates, Finn and Holly must rely on each other to thwart the plans of a cold-blooded killer who’s intent on keeping the past buried.

Talon: The Windwalker Archive: Book 1 (Legends of Agora)

 Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery

Talon: The Windwalker Archive: Book 1 (Legends of Agora)

They call him Plagueborn…
On the frozen Barbarian island of Volnoss, survival means strength. Only the strongest and tallest shall be named Vald. Like their harsh unforgiving homeland, they allow no weakness. Those who do not meet the measure are declared Skomm, and condemned to a life of slavery.

They call him Throwback…
Born two months premature during the Frozen Plague, raised by his grandmother, and rejected by his father, he is allowed to live among the mighty Vald until the day of his measure. A day fast approaching.

They call him Skomm…
He must somehow survive a cold world of giants, and a twisted culture of discrimination, cruelty, and injustice. Despised for his size and weakness, shunned by his peers, and beaten by bullies, he knows no friend but a timber wolf pup named Chief.

They call him by many names…
Legend will call him TALON WINDWALKER.

The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet, 2nd Edition

 Needlecrafts & Textile Crafts > Crocheting

The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet, 2nd Edition: *All You Need to Know to Crochet *The Essential Reference for Novice and Expert Crocheters *Comprehensive ... Charts, and Photos for 200 Stitch Patterns

This is a comprehensive reference book on all aspects of crochet. This book provides a reference for all methods, including Tunisian, filet, intermeshing, broomstick lace, bruges lace, and freeform crochet. Includes step-by-step instructions for all the basic stitches and swatches of 100s of stitch patterns with complete instructions. Also provides instructions and patterns for 50 projects for garments, accessories, and décor items.

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