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

Sure, it’s a Saturday, but there’s never a day off at Kindle Buffet! 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.)

Three Moons Over Sedona

Romance > Contemporary

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Author: Sherry Hartzler

Three Moons Over Sedona

Georgia Mae Brown has always lived an ordinary life. That is, until her husband dies in the arms of a younger woman. Six weeks after his death, Georgia slides behind the wheel of her husband’s beloved 1976 Fleetwood convertible, starts the engine and just keeps driving. Empowered by a volatile mix of freedom and retribution, Georgia begins a journey of a lifetime.

Traveling two thousand-miles to Sedona, Arizona, Georgia finds work in a café managed by the kooky proprietor, Trish Martin. Next door, the Moon Tide Gift Shop is owned by the exotic Zoe Atwater, the daughter of screen legend, Gloria Atwater. Befriended by these two flamboyant characters, Georgia finds new life in Sedona, an artisan town surrounded by the magnificent red rock scenery of Oak Creek Canyon. This energizing landscape of mysterious vortexes and new-age spiritualism revitalizes her soul. However, her two new friends have their own agendas, generating a major crisis that takes the three women to LA and a media Hollywood funeral. Georgia is suddenly thrust into the surreal world of A-list movie stars, glamorous Rodeo Drive, and tabloid hell.

The Skye in June

Genre Fiction > Coming of Age > Metaphysical
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Author: June Ahern, Stacy Horn, Cynthia Spurgin, Jerry Briesach

The Skye in June

June MacDonald’s fate is sealed the day she is born when her mother, Cathy, defies her husband Jimmy by giving their new daughter a pagan name instead of a Catholic saint’s, as is their tradition. The decision forever sets the MacDonald family on a course for disaster, and no one can foresee that June will grow up to threaten their strong religious beliefs. After a family tragedy the MacDonald family emigrates from Scotland to San Francisco, California, in the hopes of a new beginning. There, young June begins to have visions. They haunt Cathy, revealing her secret past in the Scottish Highlands. June’s religiously rigid and abusive father will not tolerate the visions. That doesn’t stop June’s feisty nature or curiosity about her psychic abilities and interest in witchcraft. The family is on the brink of imploding when June and her three sisters come of age in the 1960’s Haight Ashbury scene. Their father’s declaration seems to be coming true: “Doomed to hell, every last one of you.” In order to save June,

 

PLUMMET: A Novel

Mystery & Thrillers > Legal

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Author: MICHAEL ZAROCOSTAS

PLUMMET: A Novel

Micah Grayson is an eager rookie fresh out of law school. Raphael Bianco is a degenerate senior associate who’s never met a temptation he could resist. Gabe Weiss is a millionaire senior partner who has a dream life. All three are litigators at Sullivan & Adler, the most powerful law firm in Manhattan. Two of them share a lover. One of them will kill in cold blood. But who is his victim? A dark why-dun-it set in the backstabbing conference rooms of corporate law.

No Time To Run (Legal Thriller Featuring Michael Collins, Book 1)

Mystery & Thrillers > Legal
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Author: J.D. Trafford

No Time To Run (Legal Thriller Featuring Michael Collins, Book 1)

Like John Grisham and D.W. Buffa, award-winning author J.D. Trafford created a smart legal thriller that keeps the reader turning pages.

Michael Collins burned his suits and ties in a beautiful bonfire before leaving New York and taking up residence at Hut No. 7 in a run-down Mexican resort. He dropped-out, giving up a future of billable hours and big law firm paychecks. But, there are millions of dollars missing from a client’s account and a lot of people who want Michael Collins to come back. When his girlfriend is accused of murder, he knows that there really isn’t much choice.

It’s Not All About “Me”: The Top Ten Techniques for Building Quick Rapport with Anyone

Relationships > Interpersonal Relations
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Author: Robin Dreeke

It's Not All About "Me": The Top Ten Techniques for Building Quick Rapport with Anyone

Despite the age-old saying, individuals everywhere still have a hard time realizing that it’s not all about them. Robin Dreeke uses his research and years of work in the field of interpersonal relations and behavior to help readers focus on building relationships with others in “It’s Not All About Me: The Top Ten Techniques for Building Quick Rapport with Anyone”.

As the head of the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Program within the Counterintelligence Division, Dreeke has used the techniques listed in “It’s Not All About Me” with skilled professionals within the FBI as well as with sales professionals, educators and individuals across the country and world. He knows the information provided will apply to business professionals of all sectors, those just entering the workforce and those leading companies.

“It’s Not All About Me” offers readers a look into the human mind, explaining how it really works. From reading body language to massaging egos in order to learn more information, Dreeke provides techniques he’s tested and mastered when it comes to building rapport with others.

Down Aisle Ten

Contemporary Fiction > Humor
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Author: Daniel Friedland

Down Aisle Ten

DOWN AISLE TEN is a fictional history of Universal Simultaneous Anxiety Collapse Disorder, an incapacitating disease that arises from the abundant fears that surround us in the modern world. The first sufferer is Harold Greensmeyer, who contracts USAC while at the supermarket. He is soon confined to a mental hospital, where he encounters a cast of curious characters – the compulsive psychiatrist who tries to treat him, a woman convinced that she and Harold are fated to marry, and a befuddled cop who believes Harold is a mystic. When USAC spreads and the hospital is quarantined, they escape together in search of answers, love, and a cure.

 

Things Left Unspoken: A Novel

Religious Fiction > Contemporary

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Author: Eva Marie Everson

Things Left Unspoken: A Novel

Jo-Lynn Hunter is at a crossroads in life when her great-aunt Stella insists that she return home to restore the old family house in sleepy Cottonwood, Georgia. Seeing the project as the perfect excuse for some therapeutic time away from her self-absorbed husband and his snobby Atlanta friends, Jo-Lynn longs to get her teeth into a noteworthy and satisfying project. But things are not what they seem, both in the house and within the complex history of her family. Was her great-grandfather the pillar of the community she thought he was? What is Aunt Stella hiding? And will Jo-Lynn’s marriage survive the renovation? Jo-Lynn isn’t sure she wants to know the truth–but sometimes the truth has a way of making itself known.

The past comes alive in this well-written and thoughtful novel full of secrets, drama, and family with a hint of Southern drawl.

 

Asking for Trouble: 1 (London Confidential)

Children’s eBooks > Religions > Fiction > Christian

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Author: Sandra Byrd

Asking for Trouble: 1 (London Confidential)

When her family moves to London, 15-year-old Savvy Smith has to make her way in a new school and a new country. She just knows the school newspaper is the right place for her, but she doesn’t have the required experience, and the cute editor-in-chief is not looking to train anyone. She has to come up with a way to prove herself and nab the one available position on the newspaper staff at Wexburg Academy.
London Confidential is a new series where British fashion, friendships, and guys collide, and where an all-American girl learns to love life and live out her faith.

 

Long Night Moon (Seasons of the Moon, Book 3)

Science Fiction & Fantasy > Teen > Romance

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Author: SM Reine

Long Night Moon (Seasons of the Moon, Book 3)

Something is killing innocent people around Rylie Gresham’s town. The police think it’s a wild animal, but she has other suspicions. There are new kids at school, and they have a lot in common with her: gold eyes, super strength, and a habit of turning furry. It seems Rylie’s not the only werewolf around anymore.
It’s up to Rylie and her werewolf-hunting boyfriend, Seth, to stop the killings. But saving lives doesn’t come naturally to a monster, and territory battles could risk the life of her sickly aunt–not to mention her own. Rylie has no choice but to stand her ground, protect her home, and stop the murders before anyone else gets hurt.

Scorpio Rising (The Scorpio Series)

Genre Fiction > Family Saga

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Author: Monique Domovitch, Stacey Curtis, Darlene Dion

Scorpio Rising (The Scorpio Series)

Set in New York and Paris amid the glamorous and competitive worlds of art and real estate, Scorpio Rising takes the reader from the late 1940s to the 1960s through the tumultuous lives of its heroes.

There is Alex Ivanov, the son of a Russian immigrant and part-time prostitute. He yearns to escape his sordid life and achieve fame and fortune. His dreams of becoming a world-class builder are met with countless obstacles, yet he perseveres in the hope of someday receiving the recognition he craves.

Half a world away, Brigitte Dartois is an abused teenager who runs into the arms of a benefactor with an agenda all his own. When she finds out that her boss has an ulterior motive, she flees again, determined to earn her living through her art. This career brings her fame, but also the unwanted attention of her early abuser.

Amelia’s story

Biographies & Memoirs

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Author: D. G Torrens, Firstediting, Ares Jun

Amelia's story

This is a powerful true story of one young girl’s struggle to survive the care system during the 70s, and 80s. Amelia has one wish and that’s to make it through to adulthood. However, the obstacles placed before her are proving too hard to bear. She starts to wonder about the peace and finality of her own death. Amelia can see no light at the end of the tunnel, she just wants to hold her own destiny in her own hands, but adulthood was so far way she could not even catch a glimpse of her dream.

The Secret Graveyard

Children’s eBooks > Mysteries, Espionage, & Detectives
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Author: Jerrye Sumrall

The Secret Graveyard

Something strange is happening in Beatrice!

First a mysterious boy appears. Then unusual carved figures are found. Later, slave journals are discovered and then a secret map. Where does the map lead? Will Jeff and Melissa solve the mystery about the strange boy? Could it be connected to the secret map?

Jeff Douglas and new friend Melissa are thrown into a series of mysteries and adventures when he comes to visit his great grandfather in Beatrice, Alabama. Beatrice, a small southern town whose past holds many secrets, is just part of the mystery. Other secrets are revealed when they pursue a strange African-American boy, discover unusual carved figurines, find old slave journals, and then a secret map. Further adventures find them exploring an old courthouse, getting lost in the woods and trapped in a train tunnel. Their quest to find the truth takes them on a mysterious and scary journey into the past.

Nan’s Story

Women’s Fiction > Contemporary Women
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Author: Paige Farmer

Nan's Story

How can you possibly win when you are your own worst enemy?

Nancy Elaine Bower (Nan to those who know her well) weathers a childhood overshadowed by her father’s alcoholism and mother’s martyrdom only to be thrust into an adulthood littered with landmines of self destruction. Each erratic decision she makes twists and contorts her life in unthinkable ways, until finally she’s left in a crumpled heap on her mother’s doorstep.

It’s 1960, two years later, and Nan still meets each day as if a stranger intent on doing her harm. Hiding in plain sight from the world outside, she spends most of her time trying to win back the affections of her young son while thwarting her mother’s ceaseless interference. As she begins to fantasize of a life more normal, the serendipitous return of an old friend breathes a spark of hope into this possibility. Before she can allow herself to consider walking away from her past though, Nan must escape the unyielding bars of circumstance that surround her, and while she’ll be required to relive her greatest nightmare in order to do so, there is no guarantee of her release.

Titanic 2012 (Curse of RMS Titanic – an Inspector Alastair Ransom title)

Genre Fiction > Historical > Sea Adventures

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Author: Robert W. Walker

Titanic 2012 (Curse of RMS Titanic - an Inspector Alastair Ransom title)

This historical generational horror/suspense/science fiction novel defies genre classification as it has intrigue and terror. It is a Centenary retelling of the Titanic story to destroy all the false legends surrounding Titanic. “From a master of terror and suspense,” according to Clive Cussler, author of Raise the Titanic, herein lies a compelling reason that forces Captain Edward J. Smith to scuttle his own ship—RMS Titanic. What dark secret prompts such an action on the part of a veteran, retiring captain on a ship’s maiden voyage? What prompts men a hundred years later to pillage the wreck of the Titanic? What secret lies buried within the lost ship—a secret that could destroy all life as we know it?

The answers are unveiled in April 1912 and in April 2012…and there will be blood…

 

Blood Stripes: The Grunt’s View of the War in Iraq

History > Military > United States

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Author: David Danelo

Blood Stripes: The Grunt's View of the War in Iraq

Told from the perspective of the grunts living and dying in the sand, Blood Stripes takes readers behind the headlines into the thick of the fight against the insurgency in the streets and back alleys of western Iraq. From February through September 2004, these Marine warriors deployed to Al Anbar province, a chaotic and confusing world of rocket-propelled grenades, roadside bombs, ambushes, and snipers. Foreword by Steven Pressfield, author of “Gates of Fire” (9780553383683).

The Underground

Romance > Fantasy, Futuristic & Ghost

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Author: Ilana Katz Katz

The Underground

Imagine a world where women rule and men must cater to their every whim… or else.

The story is set in the backdrop of the futuristic dystopian America run by an iron-fisted Queen. Under the guise of ending sexual assaults against women, she requires unmarried twenty-six-year old men to be castrated. To further diminish men’s rights, women are the only ones who can legally propose marriage.

When the Queen’s rebellious daughter, Shayla, falls for a commoner, the Queen refuses to condone the marriage. Shayla’s lover, Nathaniel, is left with unsavory options. Everything changes once he is kidnapped into The Underground, a secret renegade organization on a mission to overthrow the extremist regime. They train Nathaniel to infiltrate high society. Once released, he is commanded to commit a violent act that could restore equality for men; an act that would kill any chances for a life with Shayla. Will he save his gender from another generation of abuse or follow his heart?

Winter’s Storm: Retribution (Winter’s Saga #2)

Teens > Literature & Fiction
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Author: Karen Luellen

Winter's Storm: Retribution (Winter's Saga #2)

In the second book of Winter’s Saga we meet Creed Young. He’s a metahuman, like Meg, Alik and Evan Winter, but unlike the Winter children, Creed wasn’t rescued by a goodhearted doctor from the experiments and traumas at the hands of the evil Dr. Williams. No, Creed wasn’t that lucky. Instead, he was raised along with hundreds of other metasoldiers in a militant compound to be a lethal, bloodthirsty assassin. His first assignment: To kill the thief, Margo Winter, who stole three children from Dr. Williams’ institute twelve years ago, and return those stolen assets.

 


Broken Wings

Women’s Fiction > Contemporary Women

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Author: Alexandrea Weis, John Snell

Broken Wings

As a wildlife rehabilitator in southeast Louisiana, Pamela Wells has dealt with her fair share of wild animals, but her reclusive life is forever changed when she meets an elusive former soldier named Daniel Phillips. Sent to Pamela’s wildlife sanctuary as part of his parole requirements, Daniel and Pamela quickly clash until Daniel’s troubled past unexpectedly comes to light. After serving in Iraq, Daniel suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. Pamela tries to help ease his condition by introducing him to the healing power of animals. Daniel begins to find peace, and an unexpected kindred spirit in Pamela. Fearing one day she will be forced to give up her beloved sanctuary, Pamela confides in Daniel about her debilitating health. United by their misfortunes, the relationship turns romantic.

Just when Pamela has found someone to love and share her burdens, Daniel skips town, crushing her heart. Suddenly Pamela finds herself alone and in a desperate situation. She has no choice but to turn to a ruthless Louisiana attorney, Bob Patrick, for help. Bob promises Pamela financial security in exchange for a life as his obedient wife. When Daniel unexpectedly returns, Bob is not willing to give Pamela up. Like an ensnared bird, Pamela struggles to free herself of her cruel capture. The fight may prove deadly, but Daniel is willing to do anything to save her. Can two broken souls eventually find happiness or, like the broken wings of a dove, will they be forever kept from reaching the heights of heaven.

 

I Should’ve Told Her

United States > African American > Drama

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Author: Veronica E. Kelly

I Should've Told Her

Your favorite girls are back with more drama, lies, and deception. Amanda and Stephanie attempt to work on fixing their tattered relationship while Tiffany and Amanda’s relationship continues to drift apart. Stephanie fights to hold on to her man while the others fight to win one back. But when secrets unfold, they soon find themselves fighting for their lives.

 

More Precious Than Gold (Sangre de Cristo)

Religious Fiction > Historical

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Author: Lynn Dean

More Precious Than Gold (Sangre de Cristo)

The bullet that killed Eliza Gentry’s fiance shattered her dreams as well. Clinging to her battered faith, she heads west to escape her grief and runs headlong into the man who caused it.

Tall and headstrong, Eliza expected to remain an “unclaimed treasure.” Devastated in the wake of the war, she sets out for New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo mountains in search of peace and new purpose but finds that the western frontier is a wild place where former enemies–Yankees and Rebels, Freedmen and Indians–square off in the quest for land and gold.

Eliza must confront her prejudices and fears, and Jacob Craig embodies that conflict. The mountain man wins her trust with his gentle strength, but he harbors a secret. As a Union sharp-shooter, he met her fiance on the field of battle and cost him his life. Eliza must learn that she will not find purpose or peace anywhere until she finds in God a faith more precious than gold.

Money Over Errythang

Drama > African American
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Author: Jai Ellis

Money Over Errythang

Imani AKA Money, has always gotten her way. Raised by her drug lord father she is groomed to follow in his footsteps. He has many rules that she must follow but the most important one is Money over errythang. Imani never forgets this golden rule and she’ll manipulate,cross, or kill anyone to have her way. She is a cold, guarded and truly heartless bitch. That is until she meets Santiago. He challenges everything that she has ever believed and awakens emotions inside of her that she didn’t even know she was capable of feeling. Santiago’s love softens Imani but will he be able to save her from her own destructive actions? Or will she do what she has always done and choose money over errythang?

Smile

Horror > Psychological Thrillers

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Author: Matt Shaw

Smile

Alex’s mum was tired and over-worked. Holding down a full-time job, keeping the house clean and looking after the children – the youngest of which was still a handful with his ADHD as they tried to get the medication right – she just wanted a break. Even if it were only for an afternoon – so she sent Alex to the shopping mall, with his younger brother who was throwing a tantrum because he wanted to go to the toy store to spend his pocket money. She never once thought Alex would lose his younger brother in the crowds.

And no one would have guessed how the day would have ended or just how many more children were missing.

A SHUNNED MAN

Mystery > Romantic Suspense
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Author: Thea J. Nilsson

A SHUNNED MAN

One hot day, Sepp Klemens is violently expelled from Heinz Hollow, the isolated religious community where he spent his life. Alone and friendless, he is left with nothing, not even the truth of what happened to him. As he navigates between the sudden end of his old life and the prospect of a remarkable new one, he receives unexpected help. A lonely man, Sepp discovers passion in a shocking way that he never imagined, and finds the gift of love when he is on the verge of giving up hope. Now he has unfinished business and choices to make, but first he must uncover some ugly secrets still lurking back in Heinz Hollow. Those secrets may threaten the promising future that lies before him and endanger people who have no idea that evil has come to their quiet town.

Henrietta Hexagon and the Triangles (Children’s Picture Book, A story for kids about adoption, family, and shapes)

Family Life > Adoption

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Author: Mandi Tillotson Williams, Mandi Tillotson Williams

Henrietta Hexagon and the Triangles (Children's Picture Book, A story for kids about adoption, family, and shapes)

As an infant, Henrietta Hexagon was left alone in a shape sorter with no one to care for her. She was found and adopted by a family of triangles. She loves her family more than anything but she can’t seem to get past the feeling that she doesn’t quite fit in. One warm spring morning, Henrietta goes outside searching for hexagons. She does manage to find one but in doing so, she finds herself in a very sticky situation. She heads back home feeling down and defeated but when she arrives, everything changes!

This sweet story about adoption and family relationships also subtly teaches a valuable math lesson. Children will adore Henrietta and will also learn the important lesson that it doesn’t matter what you look like on the outside, it’s what’s on the inside that counts.

Blood Knot (Blood Stone)

Romance > Fantasy, Futuristic & Ghost
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Author: Tracy Cooper-Posey

Blood Knot (Blood Stone)

Winter, a professional thief who can manipulate others’ biologies by touch, accidentally “healed” her former partner–and former vampire–Sebastian, whom she secretly loves. Her healing created a symbiot pairing between them that neither of them wants.

Nathanial, a sexy thousand-year-old vampire and Sebastian’s ex-lover, talks Sebastian and Winter into stealing evidence that will expose all vampires to the world. But Nathanial is a puppet-master who doesn’t believe in falling in love with humans, leaving Winter unsure of his real feelings for her once he seduces her, or how he feels about Sebastian, the former vampire-now-human whose life he has turned upside down once more.

But the evidence they steal is hot property. The future of all vampires is on the line and others will stop at nothing to get it, leaving Sebastian, Winter and Nathanial with no allies but each other. They must trust each other to survive. Only…can they?

Tankbread

Genre Fiction > Action & Adventure
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Author: Paul Mannering

Tankbread

Ten years ago humanity lost the war for survival against a spreading plague that brought the dead back to life as flesh eating monsters.

Now intelligent zombies rule the world. Feeding the undead a steady diet of cloned people called Tankbread, the survivors live in a dangerous world on the brink of final extinction.

One outlaw courier must go on a journey through the post-apocalyptic wasteland of Australia. Fighting his way into the very heart of the apocalypse in the desperate search for a way to save the last humans and destroy the undead threat.

His only companion is a girl with an extraordinary secret. Her name is Else and she’s Tankbread

Holy Parenting: Making the Common Sacred

Religion & Spirituality > Christian Living
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Author: Benjamin Kerns

Holy Parenting: Making the Common Sacred

Having a child is truly amazing. However, if we are honest, there is a natural grieving process that happens as we realize our old life is now over. One of the most difficult aspects to get over is losing personal space and time.   All of the freedoms we have grown accustomed to have instantly gone away.
For Christian parents who have once had a thriving walk with God, having little children has made it next to impossible to stay connected the way we used to. But take heart, this season of life doesn’t have to be defined by dry spirituality.
Holy Parenting is a book that walks along with you as a parent: helping you come to terms with this new reality, expand your devotional diet, and providing helpful tools to develop your own faith as well as the faith of your children.

Doppelganger Experiment

Thrillers > Suspense

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Author: Margaret Millmore

Doppelganger Experiment

Jane woke up to find several things wrong; she was in a hospital, she’d been in a coma for over four weeks, it wasn’t 2007 like she last remembered, it was 2010, and she was married to a man she didn’t know. Dreams of a mysterious green building infiltrate her sleep, but are they just dreams or are they memories? As she struggles to recapture a life she doesn’t remember she discovers clues to a lost love and dangerous experiments that lead to murder. More flashes of memory and a re-acquaintance with an old scientist lead her to an investigation into the mystery of the green building and the discovery of horrific experiments that end in murder… and something worse than murder.
She learns her best friend has betrayed her and the husband she is trying to know and love is not who he says he is. With her trust shattered and her life precariously close to falling apart, she is more dedicated than ever to finding out who is behind the green building and the horrible things that happened there, that happened to her there. The more she learns, the more danger she is in.

Hidden in the Shadows

Romance > Romantic Suspense

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Author: T. L. Haddix

Hidden in the Shadows

Even the good guys sometimes have secrets they don’t want revealed to the rest of the world….

For thirty years, Wyatt Dixon had worn a badge. Sworn to protect and serve, he’d done just that for the people of Olman County, Indiana. He’d even sacrificed his first marriage on the altar of the office of Sheriff. But then the blackmail letter came… And everything he’d worked so hard to build threatened to crumble around him.

Wyatt wasn’t the only one to receive a letter, either…

Fighting a deep attraction to a woman he should know better than to become involved with, Wyatt’s professional frustration also grows as the investigation is thwarted at every turn by a master extortionist who has the citizens of Olman County, Indiana, in an uproar. With decisions to make that will affect his life and the sheriff’s department for a long time to come, Wyatt has to choose – to reach for personal happiness and risk it all, or to walk away from what could be his soul mate.

Come to Leroy, and see just how dangerous small-town living can be. “Hidden in the Shadows” is the fourth book in the Shadows collection, standalone but linked Romantic Suspense novels by T. L. Haddix. Other titles include “Secrets in the Shadows”, “Under the Moon’s Shadows”, and “Shadows from the Grave.”

 

Finding Dolores: An Adoptee’s Mid-Life Search for the Beginning

Relationships > Mate Seeking

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Author: Thomas Muldary

Finding Dolores: An Adoptee's Mid-Life Search for the Beginning

For two years, psychologist and author Thomas Muldary searched tenaciously for his family of origin, unaware of forces working against him to prevent the revelation of a secret that had been concealed for nearly half a century. The closer he came to discovering the truth, the more intense the resistance became. Ultimately, someone had to prevail.
Finding Dolores is a compelling true story of perseverance and triumph over failure and adversity. It details an extraordinary journey against all odds to learn the truth, connect with genetic history, and claim a birth right. For some, Finding Dolores is a virtual guide for adoption searches, with informative resources and facts about the experiences and challenges of adoptees, birth parents, adoptive parents, and anyone touched by adoption. Above all, it is a source of inspiration and hope, which are essential for adoptees if they are ever to learn the most fundamental truths of their existence: their origins.

 

The Complete Money Saver’s Guide to Garage Sale Shopping

Small Business & Entrepreneurship

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Author: John Horstman, Michelle Horstman

The Complete Money Saver's Guide to Garage Sale Shopping

Shopping garage sales is a passion for us. Buying for ourselves, our family members and even for resale, we have learned a lot and thought it was time to share the wealth. And it’s a lot of fun, too!

There are many articles and tips online for shopping garage sales, but most of them just touch on a few highlights and that’s it. This book is different because we have tried to cover just about every aspect of the garage sale experience, whether it is how to prepare, how to get the best deal, what not to buy, the many uses for the treasures you’ll find and much, much more.

 

Away With the Fairies

Horror > Occult

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Author: Jenny Twist, Emily Eva

Away With the Fairies

Lucy likes to stare at the wall. Her mother thinks she is suffering from petit mal but Granny McCurdle says, “ Och, she’s away wi’ the fairies again.”
Nobody takes this literally until Lucy disappears. Her sister knows where she’s gone, but who would believe her? Can she really be away with the fairies?

Nine Hundred Nights

Women’s Fiction > Single Women

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Author: Nick Apuzzo

Nine Hundred Nights

It was a time of titanic metal gods: JUDAS PRIEST, IRON MAIDEN, DIO, SCORPIONS, BLACK SABBATH, OZZY and many more. For the members of the bar band Raw Deal, it was their love of the music led them into the clubs and eventually onto the stage. The bonds that were formed as they lived with their days and nights reversed were never broken and left a lasting mark on all who were part of it. Gradually the band’s cover songs gave way to original material and an offer from a record company, but as often happens, reality intervened.

In his second novel, Nick Apuzzo pulls us into the lives of a heavy metal cover band. From uncertain beginnings spent auditioning for that elusive ’chemistry’, to the weekend chaos and mayhem of crowded nightclubs, Nick takes us on a wild and often hilarious ride that was the live music scene in the early 1980’s.

Mama Said “a Memoir”

Biographies & Memoirs

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Author: Peggy McClain-Barr

Mama Said "a Memoir"

Growing up in rural South Carolina in the 1950′s and 60′s.

 

The Minstrel’s Tale

Teens > Historical Fiction

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Author: Anna Questerly

The Minstrel's Tale

Fourteenth Century, France
Amos Questerly, a wandering minstrel takes on a mysterious young apprentice. But his new protégé, Richard, carries a deadly secret. A secret someone
is willing to kill for. To reach safety they must earn their way to England by telling exciting stories of magical swords, princesses, and dragons, while danger follows on their heels.
By the time Amos learns Richard’s secret, it’s clear even England may not be safe. The two, trapped in an adventure as thrilling as any of the minstrel’s tales, must follow a perilous path that leads straight to the royal palace.

The Whiskey Bottle in the Wall: Volume 1 (Secrets of Marienstadt)

Women’s Fiction > Historical > Single Women

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Author: Kathleen Valentine

The Whiskey Bottle in the Wall: Volume 1 (Secrets of Marienstadt)

Volume 1 contains the first three, complete stories from “The Whiskey Bottle in the Wall: Secrets of Marienstadt,” a collection of stories all set in the fictional town of Marienstadt, a Pennsylvania Dutch community in the Allegheny Highlands. Featuring a rotating cast of characters including Oliver, Gretchen, and Father Nick from The Reluctant Belsnickel of Opelt’s Wood. Other characters include the devastatingly handsome Chief of Police, Henry Werner; Lola Eckert, a beautiful but bashful strudel artist; Peeper Baumgratz, who is ready for the Apocalypse; Sister Ursula, the nun who runs a snowplow; Mulligan Wolfe, the pig farmer who can dance, and many more.  

Dead Wood: Engaging the Disengaged in Today’s Right-Sized Workplace

Human Resources & Personnel Management
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Author: Robert Khoury

Dead Wood: Engaging the Disengaged in Today's Right-Sized Workplace

He can’t do his job. He’s always screwing up. Everyone else has to work harder. He’s hurting morale. And he’s making you look bad. You have Dead Wood. So dead he or she gives the word unproductive a bad name. But you’ve tried, and you can’t fix him. You can’t transfer him. You can’t fire him. You can’t get rid of him. And now you are at the end of your rope. Well, tie a noose! Learn the management secrets and leadership techniques for pruning Corporate America’s Dead Wood so the flowers can grow.

Vegan Diet & Animal-Free Lifestyle – A Journey Into Veganism

Personal Health > Healthy Living

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Author: Hanna Getty

Vegan Diet & Animal-Free Lifestyle - A Journey Into Veganism

“Vegan Diet & Animal-Free Lifestyle” is a comprehensive overview of veganism that was written by Ms. Hanna Getty who has been leading a rather strict vegan lifestyle since early childhood in the late 1960s. Throughout this book, Ms. Getty covers a plethora of topics that will inform readers about the history of vegetarians and how they branched out into the vegan standards of living, teach wannabe vegans how to be vegan, remind existing vegans why be vegan, explain the differences between the various vegetarian vegan ways of life, emphasize the health benefits to eating animal free food products, show the moral aspects of doing no harm to animals while also protecting the global environment, and much more.

False Confessions of a True Hollywood Screenwriter

Women’s Fiction > Contemporary Women
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Author: Sharon Y. Cobb

False Confessions of a True Hollywood Screenwriter

In Hollywood, there are no rules and they’re strictly enforced.
That’s one of the things Liz Bradbury learns during her eight long, torturous years in LA working as a professional screenwriter. You can’t get an agent until you don’t need one. You can’t sell a script until you’ve already sold one. Paradoxes of the movie business are driving her mad.
Liz lives with Christopher, her ideal man and perfect marriage material. But every time they head down the aisle, catastrophes ranging from a wedding mansion explosion to a plane crash halt the wedding march. Christopher is certain the fates are telling them to forget about making it legal. Liz isn’t so sure.
It’s not until Liz takes on Hollywood — in an estrogen-fueled rampage including kidnapping her lying, scheming agents and a movie star, a hostage standoff, a nationally televised car chase, and a siege by SWAT teams — that she realizes only in Hell-A could crime run amuck have such a deliriously happy Hollywood ending.

Follow the Dog Home: How a Simple Walk Unleashed an Incredible Family Journey

Animal Care & Pets > Dogs

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Author: Bob Walsh, Samantha Walsh, Kevin Walsh

Follow the Dog Home: How a Simple Walk Unleashed an Incredible Family Journey

17 Dogs, 3 Generations, 70 Years.
There’s one constant.
…the family dog.As our world changes and our lives get more complicated, the one thing every family can count on is a friendly welcome home and a warm snuggle with furry friends.Follow the Walsh family as they lead you through the incredible and inspirational tales of their favorite family relatives. Curl up with these engaging stories of miracles, joy, and life’s struggles, as Bob, Samantha, and Kevin Walsh share their truly amazing journey.Whether it’s the Walshes or your own family, you know the family dog is part of your life, a constant and true friend who stays with you—no matter how many years and miles you have traveled.You can always follow the dog home.

Paint

Horror > Ghosts
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Author: H. M. Mann

Paint

The tin-roofed farmhouse off County Road 43 doesn’t whisper. It talks. It even fusses occasionally. At times, it contains a cacophony of Southern voices, at times a symphony. It is rarely quiet because it is a home … and, it is haunted.

Most of the houses and homes, farms and fields, and barns and businesses of Snow, Virginia (population 362), are haunted, but only one man can see and hear them: house painter Jacob Beauford. The foggy day Jacob tries to match paint to old photographs and a faulty memory in Widow Sparks’ sitting room, his entire world changes because Jacob becomes part of a world he didn’t know existed–the world of the shades.

And they are more than happy to talk to and appear for him, scaring the bejeesus of Jacob Beauford, house painter for the dead.

PAINT is a multicultural ghost story where the walls not only have ears–they have eyes, hands, lips, and bodies.

Healthy Indian Fusion Soups, Salads and Snacks

Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Indian

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Author: Kaushal Das

Healthy Indian Fusion Soups, Salads and Snacks

Healthy Indian Fusion Soups, Salads and Snacks, is a cookbook of Indian fusion recipe for Soups, Salads and Snacks. This also include some main course entrees.

This book is about simple, healthy and flavorful recipes using ingredients mostly available in local supermarkets, Indian or Asian stores. It’s not about creating a super-duper fancy five-star restaurant dish. While most recipes do not require any culinary skills or training, some recipes may require a few trials before they become perfect.

A Madman’s Song

Horror > Ghosts

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Author: Jim Martin

A Madman's Song

When newly divorced Leslie Bradford moves herself and her nine year old son, Cody, to the picturesque town of Millford Springs, she believes it to be the perfect place for a fresh start.

But soon after after settling into their new home, Cody sees a dark shape lurking outside his bedroom and begins to suffer troubling visions. Within days a senseless and savage crime leave the small community stunned, and Leslie’s own worst fears are imagined after Cody mysteriously vanishes in the night.

Along with Evan Reece, the town sheriff, Leslie soon uncovers a troubling secret from the town’s past involving the abduction of a young girl – a secret that may also hold the key to her own son”s whereabouts. But they will have to work fast to save not only Cody, but the the town itself. It seems the dead girl has come back… and so has her killer

Trophies: An Equestrian Romance

Relationships > Love & Romance >  Equestrian

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Author: Ainslie Sheridan

Trophies: An Equestrian Romance

Trophies takes you into to the true heart of the horse world, its intrigues, money, cut-throat competition, triumphs, and tragedies. In its details of struggle, betrayal, loss, and love, it’s one of the most realistic novels ever published about equine sport and the personalities who drive it.
Diana Winston has a dream—to rise to the top of this sport. But obstacles over five feet high and six feet wide are not her only hurdles. With no bankroll and no family, she has but two friends. Olympic gold medal winner Jim Williams helps her navigate the world of the rich and entitled while guarding a secret that will break Diana’s heart.
The second friend is Dr. Steve Rodriguez. A renowned Mexican virologist, he lost everything, including loved ones, in the 1985 Mexico City earthquake. Overwhelmed with guilt and depression, he enters the United States illegally and, concealing his past, takes up a lowly position as a groom. Drawn to Diana’s energy and talent, he presents her with a slaughter-bound stallion, declaring that this horse can take her to the pinnacle of show jumping.
As Diana presses ahead at a Grand Prix event in Newport, she meets Dr. Bill Stanford, a brilliant neurosurgeon and horse show enthusiast. Bill is deeply attracted to her and determines he must radically change his personal and professional life.
The early AIDS epidemic is raging and Diana finds herself drawn into the terrifying world of one of its victims.

Beginning Meditation For Busy People: How To Get More Done, Feel Less Stressed, & Be Happier

New Age > Meditation
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Author: Maria Johnson, Linda A. Johnson

Beginning Meditation For Busy People: How To Get More Done, Feel Less Stressed, & Be Happier

Stress can make us anxious, exhausted and can even affect our health.   This beginning meditation book takes you step-by-step through meditation practices that are designed with a busy lifestyle in mind.

Use these practices to relieve stress, relax, and unwind. Start to remember that feeling of deep inner peace.   Learn the same techniques that busy CEO’s and movie stars use to keep their energy and productivity high.

From quick breathing meditations that calm you down in seconds, to how to fit meditation into your busy day, this no-fluff meditation guide helps you find the peace you deserve.

Don’t You Forget About Me

Women’s Fiction > Contemporary Women

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Author: Suzanne Jenkins

Don't You Forget About Me

When charming, seemingly devoted Jack Smith dies, his wife and his two girlfriends are astonished to learn that they were not the only love of his life, and that, in fact, Jack was a rogue who was carrying on secret existences with other women. Shattered by grief and stunned by Jack’s betrayals, these three women, Pam Smith, Marie Fabian, and Sandra Benson, find themselves suddenly thrown together. They could have despised one another, jealously guarding their private memories of their time with Jack and hating those they perceived to be their rivals, but instead, the women begin to realize there might be strength in numbers and in shared pain. Slowly, they begin to open their hearts to one another. They bind together to try to make sense of their lives and to try to heal the terrible shock.

Grandma, Does My Moon Shine Over Your House?

Children’s eBooks > People & Places > Explore the World
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Author: Mary Hansen Freund, Jane Freund, Kristin Berkis Cottier

Grandma, Does My Moon Shine Over Your House?

“Grandma, Does My Moon Shine Over Your House?” tells the story of how we all see one moon regardless of how far apart we are from one another. This book is terrific for children separated by distance from a parent, grandparent or other loved on such as via the military, travel, etc.

“Grandma, Does My Moon Shine Over Your House?” is a children’s book co-written by the mother/daughter team of Mary Hansen Freund and Jane Freund and illustrated by Kristin Berkis Cottier. Kris Braskett Burnham laid out this book.

The Way of Karate

Individual Sports > Martial Arts

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Author: George E. Mattson

The Way of Karate

This illuminating and informative explanation of the Okinawan style of karate, the art and science of empty-hand fighting, presents major subjects ranging from the basic principles of karate to the relationship between karate and Zen. Fundamental techniques and the most important exercises (including the two classic formal exercises sanchin and seisan) are taught through clear-cut descriptions and illustrative photographs. The physical and psychological aspects of karate are discussed, and an appendix on karate and health is included.

Holly and the Magic Star – A Christmas Story Picture Book for Children (Holly’s Adventures)

Holidays & Celebrations > Christmas

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Author: Marianne Mineo

Holly and the Magic Star - A Christmas Story Picture Book for Children (Holly's Adventures)

Holly and the Magic Star – A Christmas Story Picture Book for Children

Join Holly, a merry little lamb, and the adventures that follow as she relives some of the well-loved classic stories from the Bible.

The Holly series were created as a fun way to present Bible stories to young children. The simple yet engaging text can also serve as a great tool for early readers to practice their skills while enjoying these timeless tales.

In “Holly and the Magic Star”, Holly takes part in what is perhaps the most memorable of these events: a simple birth that would eventualy transform into the celebration that leaves adults and children alike filled with the magic called Christmas.

Pines by Blake CrouchKindle Daily Deal: Pines

This masterful thriller from best-selling novelist Blake Crouch tracks Secret service agent Ethan Burke on a mission in Wayward Pines, Idaho. He’s there to recover two federal agents who went missing one month earlier, but each step closer to the truth takes Ethan further from the world he thought he knew.

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Gooney Bird and the Room Mother by Lois Lowry and Middy ThomasKindle Kids Daily Deal: Gooney Bird and the Room Mother

Two-time Newbery Award–winning author Lois Lowry has once again captured the eager energy of an elementary school classroom and the hilarious antics and anecdotes of its students, especially the irrepressible Gooney Bird Greene. In her second literary appearance, Gooney Bird helps her teacher, Mrs. Pidgeon, with the class’s Thanksgiving pageant.

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Amazon Free App of the Day: The Lost City
By Steve Weber on Dec 01, 2012 05:25 am

Kindle Fire and Android users,
Get “The Lost City” for free today!

The city before you, deep in the mist shrouded forest, can’t be found on any map. It shouldn’t even exist. Though it’s been asleep for a long time, you feel a mysterious power begin to awaken from the ruins around you. Get drawn in to this mesmerizing adventure as you collect items and solve puzzles!

 

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