Editor’s Picks: Another big batch of fresh Kindle freebies

Another week, another seven days of delectable Kindle freebies to go! Each book listed here has gone FREE within the past 24 hours (except for the “Kindle Daily Deal” at the bottom). Books qualify for “Editor’s Picks” if they have outstanding customer reviews. Warning: Kindle book promotions can end without notice, so before downloading click the link “See Kindle price at Amazon” to verify that the book is still free. (Prices and availability may differ outside USA.)

A Simple Amish Christmas

spirituality >  religious fiction >  romance

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Author: Vannetta Chapman

A Simple Amish Christmas

Annie Weaver always planned to return home, but the 20-year old RN has lived in Philadelphia for three years now. As her time of rumschpringe is about to come to an abrupt end, bringing for Annie an overwhelming sense of loneliness. She returns home and finds herself face-to-face with a budding romance with an Amish farmer and Annie has several important choices to make.

Messenger, The (Against All Expectations Collection Book #5)

religion & spirituality >  fiction >  romance

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Author: Siri Mitchell

Messenger, The (Against All Expectations Collection Book #5)

Hannah Sunderland felt content in her embrace of the Quaker faith

…until her twin brother ran off and joined the army and ended up captured and in jail. Suddenly Hannah’s world turns on end. She longs to bring her brother some measure of comfort in the squalid, frigid prison where he remains. But the Quakers believe they are not to take sides, not to take up arms. Can she sit by and do nothing while he suffers?

Jeremiah Jones has an enormous task before him. Responsibility for a spy ring is now his, and he desperately needs access to the men in prison, whom they are seeking to free. A possible solution is to garner a pass for Hannah. But while she is fine to the eye, she holds only disdain for him–and agreeing would mean disobeying those she loves and abandoning a bedrock of her faith.

The Fence My Father Built

women’s fiction >  contemporary women
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Author: Linda S. Clare

The Fence My Father Built

When legally separated Muri Pond, a librarian, hauls her kids, teenage Nova and eleven year-old Truman, out to the tiny town of Murkee, Oregon, where her father, Joe Pond lived and died, she’s confronted by a neighbor’s harassment over water rights and Joe’s legacy: a fence made from old oven doors.

The fence and accompanying house trailer horrify rebellious Nova, who runs away to the drug-infested streets of Seattle. Muri searches for her daughter and for something to believe in, all the while trying to save her inheritance from the conniving neighbor who calls her dad Chief Joseph. Along with Joe’s sister, Aunt Lutie, and the Red Rock Tabernacle Ladies, Muri must rediscover the faith her alcoholic dad never abandoned in order to reclaim her own spiritual path.

The Christmas Bus

fiction >  religious fiction

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Author: Melody Carlson

The Christmas Bus

The people of Christmas Valley always celebrate Christmas to the fullest extent. The mayor plays Santa, every business is holiday themed, and there’s a nativity for the kids each Christmas Eve. This town knows Christmas.

But this year nothing goes according to plan. Shepherd’s Inn is full of strangers, Mad Myrtle is causing problems, and a young couple with a baby due any minute rolls in to the middle of town in their Partridge Family-style bus. It’s hardly the holiday Christmas Valley wanted–but it may be just what they need. This charming novella is sure to become a new Christmas tradition for readers who love a great holiday story.

Cassidy Jones and Vulcan’s Gift (Cassidy Jones Adventures, Book Two)

comics & graphic novels >  superheroes

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Author: Elise Stokes

Cassidy Jones and Vulcan's Gift (Cassidy Jones Adventures, Book Two)

 Two months after being infected with a strange retrovirus, Cassidy Jones continues to live a double life while she struggles to master her newly gained superpowers. High school has become the only normal thing left in her life–except for tall, dark, and handsome Emery Phillips, who shadows her every move, making sure she doesn’t reveal her secret. Then an overnight sleepover at Catamount Mountain Zoo takes a menacing turn, putting everything at risk.
genre fiction >  coming of age
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Author: Donna Meredith

The Glass Madonna

Donna Meredith’s award-winning debut novel, “The Glass Madonna,” tells the powerful story of a woman’s determination to create her own destiny. Coming of age was supposed to be easy in the 70s. After all, women have been liberated and love is free. Why does Sarah Stevens find life so hard? Union rules and tradition still ban women from making glass, an art form Sarah views as part of her family heritage. And regard for virginity is not as dead as Sarah thinks when she gives hers up to a college boyfriend. Her husband, unable to get past his jealousy, isolates her in a backwoods trailer and tells her he always wanted to marry a virgin. Unintentionally reinforcing his criticism, Aunt Livvie treasures a family heirloom, a glass figurine of the Madonna. It shines with perfect purity no real woman could achieve.

Released, an Urban Dystopian (Agents of Evil Series, Book 1)

romance >  fantasy & futuristic

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Author: Megan Duncan

Released, an Urban Dystopian (Agents of Evil Series, Book 1)

After a demon apocalypse kills their parents and everyone they know, 17-year old Abby Phillips, her brother, Carter, and friend, Max flee their home to travel through what has become the wastelands of America. When radio transmissions of a resistance offering shelter and safety cease, Abby is tempted to give up. Struggling to overcome life-threatening obstacles in their dangerous journey, Abby and her companions quickly discover there are much worse things lurking in the dark than they could have ever imagined.

A Time for Peace: Quilts of Lancaster County #3

literature & fiction >  romance
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Author: Barbara Cameron

A Time for Peace: Quilts of Lancaster County #3

After Years of Hardship, Jenny’s Life Appears Perfect. So Why Does Something Seem to Be Missing?

Jenny Bontrager is finally at a place of love and belonging with her husband, Matthew, and his children. Life seems golden with both her family and career as a writer.

But everything Jenny now believes in is thrown into question with the discovery of a long-lost letter from her father. Her sense of peace and contentment destroyed by betrayal, Jenny struggles with her renewed faith–and the love of everyone around her.

Living Rich by Spending Smart: How to Get More of What You Really Want

business & investing >  personal finance
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Author: Gregory Karp

Living Rich by Spending Smart: How to Get More of What You Really Want

As The Millionaire Next Door revealed, building wealth isn’t just about working harder or what you choose to invest in: it’s about spending smarter. Now, award-winning Tribune Company personal finance columnist Gregory Karp shows how to do just that.

This book isn’t about depriving yourself. Instead, Gregory Karp shows how to build real, long-lasting wealth by plugging the money leaks you’re barely aware of and making sure you spend with a purpose.

Karp’s surprisingly painless techniques will help you eliminate wasteful spending in every area of your financial life. You’ll discover how to focus spending on what you really care about…spend less on gifts without becoming a cheapskate…slash your phone bill…pay less for food and still eat what you want…eliminate spending …

Give Me – A Tale of Wyrd and Fae (Tethers: Book 1)

romance >  fantasy, futuristic & ghost
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Author: LK Rigel

Give Me - A Tale of Wyrd and Fae (Tethers: Book 1)

When Lilith Evergreen receives an antique ring, she dreams of a castle by the sea, a magnificent tree at cliff’s edge, and a mysterious woman who bids Lilith to come to Dumnos, a land of mist and rain.
Cade Bausiney is the future Earl of Dumnos, but at present he just wants to bolster tourism to help the local economy. When Cade and Lilith meet, they’re overwhelmed by desire for each other – so intense it must be magically induced.Long ago a wyrding woman’s spell ended in disaster that left two souls to haunt Dumnos to this day. Lilith and Cade must find a way to make things right – or be forever possessed by the spirits who’ve waited a millennium to consummate their love.

The Ninth Step

women’s fiction >  domestic life

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Author: Barbara Taylor Sissel

The Ninth Step

Livie Saunders is fluent in the language of flowers; she taught the meanings to her fiancé, Cotton O’Dell, but then Cotton vanishes without explanation on their wedding day forcing Livie to learn the language of desolation. Heartbroken, she buries her wedding gown beneath a garden pond and resolves to move on, but there are nights when she slips . . . into a sequined red dress and a pair of stiletto heels, a stranger’s bed, a little anonymous oblivion that is not without consequence. Still, she recovers a semblance of ordinary life and imagines she is content. But then, six years later, Cotton returns and her carefully constructed world shatters. The old questions bite like flies. Questions that Cotton O’Dell prays he can answer. He prays that Livie, whom he has never stopped loving, will be moved to forgive him. But there is more than Livie to be concerned about. There is Cotton’s act of cowardice that caused him to become a fugitive in the first place . . . that crime he committed for which the legal clock is still ticking. That thing he did that will shock Livie to her core once she learns of it. Livie is desperate to trust Cotton, but then he goes missing again. Time telescopes, avenues of escape close, and as lives hang in the balance, choice dithers between mercy and revenge. And a decision that will take only a moment will carry the consequences of a lifetime.

The Test

mystery, thriller & suspense
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Author: Patricia Gussin

The Test

Renowned philanthropist and billionaire Paul Parnell had reached the pinnacle of monetary success, but not without cost. Had he put too much emphasis on work and spent too little time with his family?Determined to leave something far more valuable than money to his six children, Paul instructs his lawyers to create an unusual last will and testament. This unorthodox will, which stipulates that the lion’s share of Paul’s two billion dollar estate be given to the heirs who pass the test, was Paul’s last hope of creating an enduring legacy by inspiring his children to give back to society and embrace a code of moral values.The six children-Rory, Frank, Dan, Monica, Carla and Ashley-have only one year to make a difference. But what a difference one year will make.Before these six very different siblings can complete the test, they’ll be forced to face their personal demons and the incredibly evil influence that could claim one of their own.

Hearts That Survive: A Novel of the Titanic

fiction >  historical
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Author: Yvonne Lehman

Hearts That Survive: A Novel of the Titanic

On April 15, 1912, Lydia Beaumont is on her way to a new life with a boundless hope in love and faith. Her new friendship with Caroline Chadwick is bonded even more as they plan Lydia’s wedding on board the “grandest ship ever built.” Then both women suffer tragic losses when the “unsinkable” Titanic goes down. Can each survive the scars the disaster left on their lives?

Decades later, Alan Morris feels like a failure until he discovers he is the descendant of an acclaimed, successful, heroic novelist who went down with the Titanic. Will he find his identity with the past, or will he listen to Joanna Bettencourt, Caroline’s granddaughter, who says inner peace and success come only with a personal relationship with the Lord?

Will those who survived and their descendants be able to find a love more powerful than their pain?

Get Noticed & Get Hired: Action Steps, Strategies and Resources to Become Empowered & Employed

 job hunting & careers >  interviewing
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Author: Steve Matter

Get Noticed & Get Hired: Action Steps, Strategies and Resources to Become Empowered & Employed

Going through a period of unemployment can be one of life’s most stressful situations. In many cases it seems to trigger a domino effect of pressures and strains ranging from emotional to financial to relational. Television and news reports are filled with stories about people who have sent out hundreds of resumes without getting a single interview. Many who have made it to the interview stage are shocked not to be selected even though they had the right experience and skill sets necessary for the position.

In Get Noticed & Get Hired, veteran corporate executive Steve Matter delivers an entire workbook for directing you from job loss to becoming empowered and employed.

Neverdark

children’s books >  science fiction & fantasy
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Author: C.S. Einfeld, Aaron Einfeld

Neverdark

The White Castle of Doru is under attack by the greatest army Princess Fiera’s ever seen. Lord Darkwater is poised to crush her tiny kingdom unless the king gives her up to become his wife.

Well, fffungus! She’s having none of that!

The race is on for Fiera to outwit Lord Darkwater’s Dragonfly Riders, Bat Brigades, and even a giant, faerie – eating Spider to save herself and, before it’s too late, her whole world.

Buck Fever (Blanco County Mysteries)

mystery, thriller & suspense
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Author: Ben Rehder

Buck Fever (Blanco County Mysteries)

It’s the week before deer hunting season, as close to a statewide holiday as you get in Texas, and the locals are getting restless. Game Warden John Marlin has his hands full with poaching complaints coming in faster than he can write out-of-season tickets. Then a call of a different sort comes in. A man dressed up in some sort of deer costume has been shot at the Circle S ranch, and witnesses are reporting a massive wild-eyed buck prancing about the pasture in a lovesick frenzy. Marlin’s seen a lot in his years, but this is wilder than he could have imagined: the man in the deer suit is a good friend, and the whacked-out whitetail isn’t exactly a stranger either. It’s the beginning of a mad, frantic weekend in Blanco County, one that will see a few more men shot, an invasion by Colombians with more than hunting on their minds, and damn near the end of Marlin’s life. Ben Rehder serves it all up with a huge helping of humor in this debut comic mystery that will firmly establish him as the funniest crime writer in Texas.

Pursuit (A Tale of Bishop’s Island)

mystery, thriller & suspense
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Author: Jason Garrett

Pursuit (A Tale of Bishop's Island)

What would you do for the person you love? That is the question Ryan Rayburn faces after his wife, Aryn, is abducted. Turning his back on what he believes, Ryan clings to the idea that he can right the wrongs of his tragic past with one brave and dangerous act. A clue Aryn left behind sends him on a desperate journey across Bishop’s Island to save her.

Few know the legends of Bishop’s Island better than historian Aryn Rayburn. Since its settlement, Bishop’s Island has been shrouded in secrecy. Nathaniel Bishop built his empire in the Pacific Northwest on stolen Civil War gold and the oppression of his fellow islanders. Three heroes led an uprising that brought Bishop and his henchmen to justice, but the gold was never recovered. For six generations since, the citizens of the island have tried to bury their beginnings, yet the bloodlines of the first epoch have remained interconnected.

Dominant Species Volume Two — Edge Effects (Dominant Species Series)

genre fiction >  horror >  dark fantasy
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Author: David Coy

Dominant Species Volume Two -- Edge Effects (Dominant Species Series)

Spanning a millennium, the Dominant Species Series is a panoramic story of human and alien species locked in mortal conflict. Against this backdrop of deadly biological rivalry, humankind will fight an inner battle whose outcome is as final–and as brutal–as natural selection itself.

In this volume of the story we are transported to a new world populated with a lush panoply of plant and animal life. The story takes place in an environment both physically and sociologically
removed from our daily experience. With a strong and highly detailed sense of place, the story transports us into a world matchless in its richness and mystery. Within this context, humankind struggles against perils both inside and outside its tribal milieu.

ROSES ARE RED

genre fiction >  horror
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Author: Carrie Green

ROSES ARE RED

A LONG DISTANCE RELATIONSHIP–Drunk, Allan ended an all-nighter of partying with a hit and run that escalates into First Degree murder.A LUCKY HUMAN–Traveling the Universe aboard a space cruise ship may be the hottest trend, but a young man may be exchanging his life for this privilege.CASH ONLY–This bounty hunter only cares about the paycheck.

Gray Resurrection (Tom Gray #2)

genre fiction >  action & adventure
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Author: Alan McDermott

Gray Resurrection (Tom Gray #2)

A year after suffering horrific injuries, ex-soldier Sam Grant is trying to come to terms with his new life in the Philippines when tragedy strikes. The death of his girlfriend’s brother takes him to the southern islands where he becomes a target for local terrorists, and the one man he can turn to is the last person he should trust. Old friends are called in to help but the rescue mission soon becomes their own battle for survival.

The Rules of Management, Expanded Edition: A Definitive Code for Managerial Success (Richard Templar's Rules)

The Rules of Management:  They’re surprisingly easy to learn and live by. Now, author Richard Templar has brought them all together in one place: the quick, irreverent The Rules of Management: A Definitive Code for Managerial Success. Templar covers everything from setting realistic targets to holding effective meetings; finding the right people to inspiring loyalty. Learn when and how to let your employees think they know more than you (even if they don’t)–and recognize when they really do! Discover how to adapt your management style to each team member, create your own game plan for success, cope with stress, stay healthy, and take charge, as if you were born to manage! The first edition of The Rules of Management became a global phenomenon, topping bestseller charts around the word. This new, even better edition contains 10 brand-new rules to take you further, faster.

“It’s Not My Mountain Anymore”

biographies & memoirs >  ethnic & national

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Author: Barbara Woodall, Laurie Brunson-Altieri

"It's Not My Mountain Anymore"

According to some old timers the name “Appalachian” is derived from the Apalachee Indians living here long ago and means, “People of the Other Side.” It both describes and defines my people well.

Set in the heart of our beloved Foxfire Book country in the North Georgia Mountains and written from the heart of a Foxfire veteran. Barbara Taylor Woodall’s authentic mountain voice willl moisten eyes and bring plenty of laughter, appreciation, love and loss to reader’s hearts.

Visit a vanishing Appalachian culture and taste the harsh realities of change.

Sales support mountain culture preservation.

Griselda Takes Flight: A Novel of Bright’s Pond

fiction   books >  religion & spirituality

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Author: Joyce Magnin

Griselda Takes Flight: A Novel of Bright's Pond

Welcome back to Bright’s Pond. Now that her morbidly obese sister, Agnes Sparrow, is comfortably dieting at the Greenbrier Nursing home, Griselda has time to fly—literally. A pilot makes an emergency landing on Hector’s Hill and creates quite a ruckus in the otherwise sleepy town of Bright’s Pond. Griselda becomes enamored with Cliff Cardwell and his airplane, a 1952 Cesna Beachpiper and takes him up on his offer of flying lessons. This after Zeb Sewickey has proposed marriage. Griselda has not given him her answer.

Meanwhile, Stella Hughes Kincaid receives word that her estranged brother, Walter, is in a coma at Greenbrier. Griselda and Agnes convince Stella to see him. On her first visit she meets Gilda Saucer who claims to be Walter’s fiancée. Stella smells a rat and upon further investigation discovers that Walter had recently become a millionaire thanks to the PA state lottery. Stella, Griselda, and pretty much everyone in town jump to the conclusion that Gilda is a gold digger.

1,001 Low-Fat Vegetarian Recipes: Delicious, Easy-to-Make, Healthy Meals for Everyone

cookbooks, food & wine >  special diet
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Author: Sue Spitler, Sue Spitler, R.D. Linda R. Yoakam

1,001 Low-Fat Vegetarian Recipes: Delicious, Easy-to-Make, Healthy Meals for Everyone

This new edition of 1,001 Low-Fat Vegetarian Recipes is completely revised to reflect current food trends and cooking preferences.

The introduction will adhere to American Heart Association guidelines and will include the new FDA nutritional guidelines, with comments on the importance of exercise as part of a total healthy lifestyle.

In general, recipes will be easier and faster to prepare with fewer ingredients and more concise cooking methods. Recipes that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less will be identified throughout the book with an “express veg” icon. The “super foods” that boast high nutritional, antioxidant, and phytochemical qualities will be emphasized in recipes—blueberries, kiwi, pomegranate juice, melons, citrus fruit, edamame, leafy dark greens, broccoli, butternut squash, carrots, beets, tomatoes, bell peppers, beans and legumes, nuts, flax and hemp seeds, whole grains, and soy and dairy products.

As in the previous edition, recipes will include every recipe category from appetizers through desserts, with more than 500 entrees, offering a rich choice of satisfying vegetarian meals. Each recipe will be labeled with an identifying icon for vegan, lacto-vegetarian, ovo-vegetarian, and lacto-ovo-vegetarian. Nutritional data and diabetic exchanges are included for each recipe.

War Stories: An Enlisted Marine In Vietnam

biographies & memoirs >  leaders & notable people >  military

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Author: Stephen MacDonald

War Stories: An Enlisted Marine In Vietnam

     War Stories: An Enlisted Marine In Vietnam is a memoir of my two years in the United States Marine Corps. It tells what it was like to enlist in the Marine Corps and serve as a field radio operator with an infantry battalion. We operated near the southern edge of the DMZ in Vietnam in 1967, a time and place of intense fighting.

Most of us believe that the world is less than ideal, and that there are people and countries from whom we need to defend ourselves. The Marine Corps is an important part of that defense, but war does have its costs. When we ask so much of our Marines, we owe it to them to try to understand their sacrifice. This book can help.

The Addicted Brain: Why We Abuse Drugs, Alcohol, and Nicotine (FT Press Science)

health, fitness & dieting >  psychology & counseling
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Author: Michael Kuhar

The Addicted Brain: Why We Abuse Drugs, Alcohol, and Nicotine (FT Press Science)

Addiction destroys lives. In The Addicted Brain, leading neuroscientist Michael Kuhar, Ph.D., explains how and why this happens–and presents advances in drug addiction treatment and prevention. Using breathtaking brain imagery and other research, Kuhar shows the powerful, long-term brain changes that drugs can cause, revealing why it can be so difficult for addicts to escape their grip.

Discover why some people are far more susceptible to addiction than others as the author illuminates striking neural similarities between drugs and other pleasures potentially capable of causing abuse or addiction–including alcohol, gambling, sex, caffeine, and even Internet overuse. Kuhar concludes by outlining the 12 characteristics most often associated with successful drug addiction treatment.

Authoritative and easy to understand, The Addicted Brain offers today’s most up-to-date scientific explanation of addiction–and what addicts, their families, and society can do about it.

Sara’s Sleep

genre fiction >  family saga

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Author: Terri Sonoda, Karla Telega, Mary Barker

Sara's Sleep

Can dreams be premonitions? Up until now, Sara had lived a comfortable, uneventful life with her husband Mark. Empty nesters, she and Mark had grown apart over the years. One night brought a knock on the door, with two officers delivering shocking news. Sara’s world would never be the same again. Tragedy thrust Sara into a spiral of depression, self-destruction and horrific nightmares from which she could not return on her own. Jenny, Sara’s daughter, moved back home to help, but brought a whole new set of dilemmas for the family to face. Old relationships resurfaced, and friendships, old and new, became complicated. Would Sara and Jenny be able to overcome the endless obstacles together, or would the burdens that plagued each woman keep them from ever finding true balance in their lives?

30 Delicious Family Favorite Cake Recipes

cooking, food & wine >  baking >  cakes

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Author: Lori Burke

30 Delicious Family Favorite Cake Recipes

30 Delicious Family Favorite Cake Recipes is a collection of Lori Burke’s favorite family cake recipes. These are the cakes she bakes for family dinners, holidays and special occasions. There’s a wide variety of cakes: no-bake cakes, refrigerator cakes, cake mix cakes and bake from scratch cakes.

Whether you’re looking for a simple but delicious Ice Cream Sandwich Cake for a summer dinner or a mouthwatering Chocolate Almond Torte for a special anniversary, you’ll find a cake to fit the bill in this collection.

Angel of Mercy (The Fallen)

romance >  fantasy & futuristic
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Author: Lisa Olsen

Angel of Mercy (The Fallen)

Editorial Review

Author Lisa Olsen gives us a sympathetic character in Mercy Renault.  Her quirky voice leads us through the twists and turns as Mercy tries to find her footing, merging her ordinary life with her newfound angelic abilities.  Samael, the introverted fallen angel who accidentally gives Mercy some of his power, is frustratingly literal-minded and little help in her quest to find out what she is.  Sexy bad boy Adam adds just the right amount of friction to her already complicated life and I wasn’t sure if she should kiss him or smack him upside the head.  You might be tempted to cry at the end, but only because you’ve been so caught up in what comes next; it’s a crime that the story is over.   The first in a series, we can only hope that the sequel ties up some of the burning questions we’re left with.

Sweetwater American

horror >  ghosts
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Author: Eileen Cruz Coleman

Sweetwater American

Set in Washington, D.C. and El Salvador, SWEETWATER AMERICAN is the story of an orphan and would-be filmmaker who is sent to live in a cursed town in El Salvador with her godmother, a woman whom she has never met and who may hold the secret to breaking the town’s curse.

Through Sandy Rodriguez and Elena Martinez, the two main characters, we are led into a different, haunting and magical world, where people test their faith every day and hold true to what they believe: that hardship and darkness can be overcome if one finds a reason to live.

The Last Goddess (The Shattered Messiah Trilogy)

science fiction & fantasy

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Author: C. E. Stalbaum

The Last Goddess (The Shattered Messiah Trilogy)

When a man discovers the body of the long-lost Messiah, he fears her very presence might incite a holy war. When she wakes up, he is certain of it…

Nathan Rook never had much use for faith. As a soldier in the last war, he witnessed first-hand the devastation wrought by the ageless religious schism so deeply dividing his country. But when he discovers an ancient coffin and finds a living, breathing woman inside, he believes he may have stumbled across the greatest discovery in history – or the greatest hoax. From her ceremonial dress to her elaborate tattoos, the mysterious woman is the perfect incarnation of the Messiah, and she wields a power that defies the very laws of magic. There’s just one problem: she doesn’t remember anything, not even her own name.

As he strives to restore her memory, Rook realizes it might not matter if she is the genuine Messiah or not. Once word of her discovery gets out, every faction in the city will seek to claim her legendary power as their own. Together they struggle to evade a mad prince, a renegade general, and a power-hungry senator, but Rook has yet to confront the biggest problem of all: he is falling in love with her.

Join in the epic fantasy adventure praised for its gripping action, seamless world-building, and enough twists and turns to keep you guessing. The Shattered Messiah Trilogy begins with THE LAST GODDESS (145,000 words).

The Disgusting Child

children’s books >  science fiction & fantasy
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Author: Christine McMahon

The Disgusting Child

Lydia’s parents haven’t always been evil; she remembers a time before dark magic changed their personalities. Now storms are forming indoors, lizards are roaming the halls, a priceless treasure has gone missing and time is running out. Eleven-year-old Lydia thinks the key to bringing her parents back to the way they used to be may lie in the section of the library labeled “Witchcraft.” But is she fighting witchcraft or is she herself the witch?

Love, Najae

parenting & relationships
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Author: Kimani Lauren

Love, Najae

It’s hard to see your true beauty when not even your own parents can admit that it exists. All Najae ever wanted was to be loved and to be seen as beautiful. Her parents were preoccupied loathing her existence and regretting the mistake that was her life to see that. She spent her life being her father’s secret, her stepmother’s enemy, and her mother’s lie. It took one terrible event to open everyone’s eyes to the real problem. With an ashamed father, a capitalistic whore of a stepmother, and an almost bipolar biological mother, who is she to trust for the solution?
After spending just one weekend as her father’s daughter rather than a skeleton in his closet things are changed forever. A few skeletons of her own began to seep out. They caused her to run into the arms of the only person who ever made her feel wanted. Could it be true love? Could the attention from one man compensate for fifteen years of abuse and mistreatment? Or could this road to heartbreak be the beginning of a beautiful ending?

No Way to Die (Danny Logan Mystery #2)

mystery, thriller & suspense > hard-boiled

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Author : M.D. Grayson

No Way to Die (Danny Logan Mystery #2)

Danny Logan, Toni Blair, and the rest of the Logan PI crew are back in action. They’re investigating the supposed suicide of a famous mathematician – a man who was on the brink of revealing a new set of encryption protocols that could rock the world. But if they’re right – if it was murder, not suicide, then whoever did the killing must be highly skilled and highly motivated – exactly the type of someone who would not appreciate being investigated. And, if that someone had already killed once, they’d have no trouble killing again to prevent Logan from uncovering the truth.

The Santa Exclusive: A Christmas Novella

contemporary   books >  religion & spirituality
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Author: Brent Boswell, Dee Sparks, Sarah Hunt, Susan Ewing

The Santa Exclusive: A Christmas Novella

Ran Anderson is a self-destructive, thirty-something journalist who believes gift giving at Christmas is a massive waste of resources. He loathes Santa for spearheading such widespread fiscal irresponsibility, especially considering the dismal state of the world’s economy. So when invited to conduct an exclusive, face-to-face interview with Claus just before the Holidays, Ran is eager to stump Santa by asking some very hard-hitting and even unpopular questions—but it turns out—Santa is eager to respond.

The Tiger Princess (Saderia Series)

children’s books >  animals >  lions, tigers & leopards

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Author: Sarah Renee

The Tiger Princess (Saderia Series)

Ten years ago, a devastating fire took the lives of Queen Karenisha and King Makero, leaving a young Princess Saderia orphaned. Nobody knows how the fire was started, but it ignited quickly. Too quickly.

In ten years, the truth has never been discovered…

Saderia is a curious 10 year old tiger Princess. Her Aunt Cia and Uncle Jash have taken over the duties of Queen and King and raising Saderia since her parents disappeared in a mysterious fire. Her aunt and uncle don’t understand Saderia, which she resents.

But Saderia starts having dreams about the past; dark, disturbing dreams. She has to know the truth. Could her parents have been murdered? Soon she finds herself surrounded by more secrets when she discovers a dangerous, ancient royal secret regarding her oldest ancestors.

Saderia doesn’t know who or what to trust, but she is desperate to find the truth about the past. She’s willing to do anything to get it.

The Good Energy Book: Creating Harmony and Balance for Yourself and Your Home

occult   books >  self-help >  personal transformation

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Author: Tess Whitehurst

The Good Energy Book: Creating Harmony and Balance for Yourself and Your Home

This gem of a book teaches you how to become a fountain of good energy. Discover how to maintain positive energy in your home — and establish lifelong habits and perspectives that will bring happiness and attract all good things.

Popular author and columnist Tess Whitehurst presents a holistic system for keeping your energy positive and traversing any place, situation, or challenge with confidence, clarity, and grace. She shares fun and effective techniques that draw from both the physical and energetic realms, telling you not just what to do, but also why you’re doing it and even how it works.

Bathroom Decorating Ideas for the Perfect Bathroom Design (Bathroom DIY Series)

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Author: Amanda Smith

Bathroom Decorating Ideas for the Perfect Bathroom Design (Bathroom DIY Series)

Your home’s decor speaks a thousand words. As guests and visitors walk into your home for the first time, its appearance on the inside will be a reflection or an extension of your personal preferences as well as your personality.

A bathroom in any home should be a room in which the homeowner and their guests can unwind and feel refreshed. In your home, you may have a master bathroom as well as a separate guest bathroom, or you may only have one bathroom which your guests make use of too.

‘Bathroom Decorating’ is the perfect comprehensive guide that will lead any homeowner to make the right decisions when it comes to creating the perfect bathroom.

In this book, numerous bathroom decorating themes and ideas; complete with their own color illustrations will inspire you and help you to choose the best design for your own bathroom. You will take a closer look at the most widely used styles in the field of bathroom decorating, and how to create these styles by combining specific features, colors and fixtures together yourself.

You will learn how to use color and lighting effectively in your bathroom in order to achieve the perfect atmosphere. You will also be guided toward choosing the best accessories, vanities and countertops for your bathroom and will be given advice on how to reduce clutter in this room, which is often a homeowner’s worst enemy.

The Day I Met Dr. Seuss

children’s books >  historical fiction
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Author: Anne Emerick

The Day I Met Dr. Seuss

The Day I Met Dr. Seuss tells the funny rhyming story of Annie G. Magee, a young girl who wants to meet Dr. Seuss and find out what makes him so unique. Not content to simply write to Dr. Seuss, Annie travels to his house, summons her courage and knocks upon the door. Dr. Seuss is not at home, but Annie isn’t ready to give up quite yet.

If you’ve ever read a Dr. Seuss book and thought, “I wonder where he got his ideas from?” or ever wished you could have met Dr. Seuss, then I hope you enjoy Annie’s adventure.

While the events in the story never occurred, the facts about Theodor Seuss Geisel are historically accurate and outlined in the book’s postscript.

How To Do Magic Card Tricks – The Ultimate Card Trick Collection

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Author: Johnnie Gentle

How To Do Magic Card Tricks - The Ultimate Card Trick Collection

How To Do Magic Card Tricks – is the Ultimate Card Tricks Collection designed to reveal and instruct the magic beginner and the more experienced magician the most important basic skills of card magic.

This Magic Tricks Tutorial includes over 25 classic card tricks and routines and a unique magical system that will allow the reader to perform Scores of Amazing Card Magic Miracles to Baffle and Amaze family and friends and entertain any audience.

You can carry this magic card tricks illustrated tutorial manual everywhere you go, securely on your magic Kindle….

Mister Ray

children’s books >  action & adventure

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Author: Adam Perry

Mister Ray

In the middle of the desert is a building that the government denies exists. It has been called many names.

Dreamland.

Groom Lake.

Area 51.

Most people assume that there are aliens inside the building. They are wrong. When an unfortunate mix-up sends a grocery store janitor named Mister Ray into the middle of the conspiracy, it’s up to him to uncover the truth and reveal what’s really going on at the most secretive place in the world.

Marketing Metrics: The Definitive Guide to Measuring Marketing Performance (2nd Edition)

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Author: Paul W. Farris, Neil T. Bendle, Phillip E. Pfeifer, David J. Reibstein

Marketing Metrics: The Definitive Guide to Measuring Marketing Performance (2nd Edition)

Marketing Metrics: The Definitive Guide to Measuring Marketing Performance, Second Edition, is the definitive guide to today’s most valuable marketing metrics. In this thoroughly updated and significantly expanded book, four leading marketing researchers show exactly how to choose the right metrics for every challenge and expand their treatment of social marketing, web metrics, and brand equity. They also give readers new systems for organizing marketing metrics into models and dashboards that translate numbers into management insight.

The authors show how to use marketing dashboards to view market dynamics from multiple perspectives, maximize accuracy, and “triangulate” to optimal solutions. You’ll discover high-value metrics for virtually every facet of marketing: promotional strategy, advertising, and distribution; customer perceptions; market share; competitors’ power; margins and pricing; products and portfolios; customer profitability; sales forces and channels; and more. For every metric, the authors present real-world pros, cons, and tradeoffs–and help you understand what the numbers really mean.

Quiz Me-Fun Interactive Picture Book-Bird Trivia

children’s books >  animals >  birds

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Author: Doug Grace

Quiz Me-Fun Interactive Picture Book-Bird Trivia

This children’s picture book is filled with fun facts about birds. Guess your way through the book as you answer interesting bird trivia questions. Great for children and adults.

Testing Survival Guide for NNAT®, NNAT®2 and Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test®

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Testing Survival Guide for NNAT®, NNAT®2 and Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test®

The Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test® (NNAT®) has been used for many years by school districts across the country evaluating their students for gifted and talented programs. Most recently, it was announced that the NNAT®2 test would replace the Bracken School Readiness Assessment (BSRA®) as one of two tests used to assess children for the New York City Gifted and Talented program. Wherever you live, if your child will be taking this test, you will want to know more about the NNAT®-2 test (Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test®)

This guide gives you practice questions for the NNAT®, NNAT®-2, Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test®

What does NNAT stand for?

Naglieri – The first “N” in Naglieri stands for Dr. Jack Naglieri, Ph.D. He is Professor of Psychology at George Mason University (2000-2010). Dr. Naglieri has developed a number of educational tests, including the NNAT.

Non-Verbal – The second “N” stands for Non-verbal, which means that the questions on the test utilize “culturally neutral” shapes or figures instead of realistic images, words or language. Items on non-verbal ability tests call for a child to use “visual-spatial reasoning skills.” You might think of these abilities as “picture-based intelligence.” On tests, non-verbal questions are also referred to as “spatial” or “figural” questions.

Blood Safari by Deon Meyer and K.L. SeegersKindle Daily Deal: Blood Safari

This first-class thriller features rich descriptions of South Africa and reflections of that country’s painful history, from apartheid to the environment. These details supercharge the white-knuckled pace of a cross-country escape hard-boiled bodyguard Martin Lemmer and his beautiful client, Emma le Roux, are making from a group of paramilitary killers.

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My First Airplane Ride by Patricia Hubbell and Nancy SpeirKindle Kids Daily Deal: My First Airplane Ride

This wonderful picture book deftly captures the joy and excitement of a child’s first airplane ride. The adventure begins with watching planes take off and land, going through the airport’s security, getting settled in a seat, flying through the sky and then, after landing, ends with a hug from grandma.

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Amazon Free App of the Day: Android Trek
By Steve Weber on Dec 03, 2012 05:18 am

Kindle Fire and Android users,
Get Android Trek… for free today!

Galaxy Defense–Use your compliment of torpedoes and power to defend your ally’s ships and space stations against the other two factions. Loot destroyed ships, resource nebula, and explore planets and moons. Dock at your faction’s stations to replenish your supplies. Watch out for sectors that have you outnumbered!

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