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

Here’s a great way to get an early start to your weekend: A big helping of great new Kindle freebies. 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.)

Thaw

Science Fiction > Horror > Adventure

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Author: Bryan Dunn

Thaw

Arctic bush pilot Harry McNills is minding his own business and dreaming of retiring to the Caribbean–when two scientists from Cryolabs Corporation charter his plane for a scientific expedition. The beautiful young biologist Amy Tyler and her boss, the avaricious Hayden Lockwood, want to explore for freeze-tolerant organisms. Harry gets more than he bargained for when he falls for Amy and discovers an ancient terror entombed in an iceberg. A Navy team is assembled to exhume the remarkable find. But before the job is completed, something goes horribly wrong…and Harry and Amy find themselves trapped in a desperate struggle for survival.

Gnome On The Range (Gnome Novel Series- Book 1)

Romance > Contemporary > Humor

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Author: Jennifer Zane

Gnome On The Range (Gnome Novel Series- Book 1)

Once you get the zing you can’t go back.

Jane West has everything a woman could want. A job in a small Montana town’s only adult store, two busy young boys and one dead husband. Everything except a little excitement–a little zing. But that changes one summer morning at a garage sale when her kids buy some garden gnomes.

Now someone wants those gnomes and will let nothing get in their way. Including Jane. This new excitement for Jane spells trouble for a relationship with new neighbor–and hot fireman–Ty Strickland. Can Jane and Ty handle a relationship meddling mother-in-law, crazy kids, and stay alive while trying to solve the mystery of the garden gnomes?

 

Loki

Fantasy > Epic > Mythology

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Author: Mike Vasich

Loki

God of Mischief.
Father of Lies.
Harbinger of Destruction.

Exiled and tortured by the gods, Loki swears vengeance.

He will summon the mighty Fenris Wolf and the legendary Midgard Serpent, and they will lead an army of giants and all the dead in Niflheim.

Brimming with the power of the most destructive being in the Nine Worlds, he will not rest till Asgard is in ashes and all the gods are dead under his heel.

 

Hazardous Duty (Christian mystery) (Squeaky Clean Mysteries)

Mystery > Women Sleuths

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Author: Christy Barritt

Hazardous Duty (Christian mystery) (Squeaky Clean Mysteries)

Buying a gun to kill your wife: $3,000
Hiring Trauma Care to clean afterward: $1,500
Having that same cleaner uncover evidence that frames you: pricelessOn her way to completing a degree in forensic science, Gabby St. Claire drops out of school and starts her own crime scene cleaning business. “Yeah, that’s me,” she says, “a crime scene cleaner. People waiting in line behind me who strike up conversations always regret it.”When a routine cleaning job uncovers a murder weapon the police overlooked, she realizes that the wrong person is in jail. But the owner of the weapon is a powerful foe . . . and willing to do anything to keep Gabby quiet.With the help of her new neighbor, Riley Thomas, a man whose life and faith fascinate her, Gabby plays the detective to make sure the right person is put behind bars. Can Riley help her before another murder occurs?

Missing Pieces of My Forever-Heart

Romance > Contemporary
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Author: Janet Grosshandler

Missing Pieces of My Forever-Heart

Missing Pieces of My Forever-Heart tells the unforgettable story of two teenagers’ fateful decisions and the resulting grown-up consequences that impact their lives and hearts forever.

News and Internet writer Cath Monahan finally has her life on an even keel after the death of her husband and her daughters’ leaving for college. But long-lost ex-high school boyfriend Jame Patterson has a reason for disrupting her peace and dropping back in her life like a stick of dynamite.

Cath and Jame’s history threatens all that she has built and the biggest threat will reveal a long-buried secret.

Renegade Rising (The Renegade Series)

Teens > Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Author: J.C. Fiske

Renegade Rising (The Renegade Series)

Life’s tough if you’re a boy named Gisbo. Besides having a name that means “dog” in a barbaric tongue and being forced to live all alone in a manure shack outside the city walls, Gisbo has also never soared on a flying sword, raised a boon animal, or made a single friend.

When he isn’t washing the graffiti off his shack, Gisbo’s time is spent dodging insults from his spoiled classmates and fighting for his life against the city’s arrogant clash team.

But all of that is going to change. Gisbo is finally sixteen and ready to try out for Elekai’ training in hopes of becoming an Elekai’ warrior, his biggest dream. However, when the tryouts go terribly wrong, Gisbo is whisked away to a life he never dreamed possible and learns that sometimes, truth can be stranger than legend when you’re Renegade born.

Of Moths and Butterflies

British > Historical
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Author: V.R. Christensen, B. Lloyd

Of Moths and Butterflies

Archer Hamilton is a collector of rare and beautiful insects. Gina Shaw is a servant in his uncle’s house. Clearly out of place in the position in which she has been discovered, she becomes a source of fascination . . . and curiosity.

A girl with a blighted past and a fortune she deems a curse, Gina has lowered herself in order to find escape from her family and their scheming designs. But when she is found, the stakes suddenly become dire.

All Gina wants is the freedom to live her life as she would wish. All her aunts want is the money that comes with her. But there is more than one way to trap an insect. An arranged marriage might turn out profitable for more parties than one.

Mr. Hamilton is about to make the acquisition of a lifetime. But will the price be worth it? Can a woman captured and acquired learn to love the man who has bought her?

 

Hot Run

Science Fiction > High Tech > War

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Author: T. Steven Sullivan

Hot Run

HOT RUN tells of 2nd Class Petty Officer Thomas Quinn, as he prepares to ship off to Officer Candidate School, to be commissioned. Quinn thinks he has the perfect mentor in his submarine’s Commanding Officer, Captain Michael Maddox. However, when a special operation brings some mysterious cargo and its foreign escorts aboard the USS Key West, it’s up to Quinn and his rag-tag band of SEAL team wannabies to find out why the interlopers seem to be gaining control over Captain Maddox and the submarine.

This story will transport you into the life of a submariner like no other submarine novel has done before. Weaved into the narrative are the subtle details which make submarines one of the most harrowing assignments in the military. From the smells of the synthetic air, to the mental fatigue which comes from having nowhere to get away, except for a coffin-sized bunk, these stresses are what the conspirators exploit to keep the crew in check as they race to use the submarine in the most grievous attack on America in history.

 

How To Write and Publish Ebooks: The Top 20 Questions Every Ebook Author Needs To Ask

Reference > Writing

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Author: Jim Edwards

How To Write and Publish Ebooks: The Top 20 Questions Every Ebook Author Needs To Ask

If you’re an Ebook Author who wants to know the secrets of Ebook Marketing, Ebook Writing, and ebook publishing, then you’re about to discover how to get your own profitable, money-making ebook right now!

“How To Write and Publish Ebooks: The Top 20 Questions Every Ebook Author Needs To Ask ” – gives you the answers to 20 important questions and challenges every Ebook Author faces, including:

– How do I hire someone to write my ebook for me?
– Can you still make money with ebooks in today’s market?
– What are the best ebook topics that will sell?
– How do I get my ebook published?
– Can I publish my fiction story or a novel as an ebook and actually sell it?
– What software do I need to write and publish my ebook?
– How do you write a “how to” ebook?
– What is a good subject to write an Ebook on that people would be willing to pay for?

The Charm (Olivia Hart and the Gifted Program)

Romance >  Teens > Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Author: Alana Siegel

The Charm (Olivia Hart and the Gifted Program)

Imagine what high school would be like if your ex-boyfriend fired lightning when he was angry, the sporty girl in your class had enough strength to lift a flatbed truck, and you could charm your way out of trouble.

When shy, sixteen year old, Olivia Hart, witnesses the actual rainstorm her ex-boyfriend, Max Smarr, creates in Pandora high school’s cafeteria, she’s convinced she’s lost her mind. Nothing will prepare her, however, for the discovery of her own special Gift.

Olivia Hart has always been satisfied living in the shadows of her peers, and so high school doesn’t get any easier when her charismatic brother goes off to college and her relationship with her edgy boyfriend comes to an end. When she comes across an antique charm, she finds out that she can compel people with her mind and hiding is no longer an option. With the help of her friends in the Gifted Program and each of their special Gifts, what happens next in this young love and coming of age story will force Olivia into the spotlight, test her friendships, and cause her to question her role in a society.

 

Happy Animals. A Children’s Animal Picture Book

Children’s eBooks > Animals

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Author: Gerald Hawksley, Gerald Hawksley

Happy Animals. A Children's Animal Picture Book

Happy cat.
Happy dog.
Happy frog, on a log.
Happy owl, in a tree.
Happy ducks. One, two, three.

A book of happy animal pictures with simple rhyming text, and a happy ending!

 

Cyberdrome

Science Fiction > High Tech

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Author: Joseph Rhea, David Rhea

Cyberdrome

A disturbing glimpse into a digital future, not far from now.

Mathew Grey is a brilliant scientist who accidentally unleashed a man-made plague that ravaged America’s heartland, and now threatens the rest of the planet. Riddled with guilt and running out of time, he decides to use a dangerous technology to enter a computer-generated reality called Cyberdrome, hoping to unravel a mystery that could be the key to Earth’s survival.

Alek Grey was an athlete whose career was cut short by a near-fatal accident. Now he is a software hacker with the unique ability to outsmart the best Artificial Intelligence programs of his day. When he is called in after one of his programs inadvertently attacks Cyberdrome, he is shocked to learn that both his father and ex-fiancée have become trapped inside the simulation, unable to be removed without risk of death.

Alek knows of only one way to rescue the people he loves, but will he risk all of humanity to save them?


Confessions of a Prayer Slacker (Second Edition)

Christian Books & Bibles > Christian Living

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Author: Diane Moody

Confessions of a Prayer Slacker (Second Edition)

Let’s face it. Most of us are clueless when it comes to praying. Why is that? And how come we’ve never done anything about it? In Confessions of a Prayer Slacker, author Diane Moody traces her own personal prayer journey with a touch of humor and a healthy dose of transparency. ”I want my readers to stop the merry-go-round of prayerlessness, quit acting like a bunch of spiritual babies, and get serious about this thing called prayer. Without it, we’ll never experience the warm, one-on-one relationship God desires to have with each one of us.”

Flights of Angels (Exit Unicorns Series)

World Literature > Mythology

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Author: Cindy Brandner

Flights of Angels (Exit Unicorns Series)

Trapped by circumstance and the events of his past in the USSR, Jamie Kirpatrick struggles to survive in a hostile environment where not all is as it seems, and blood bonds are forged with enemies in order to survive.

In Ireland, Pamela and Casey Riordan attempt to live a normal life amidst deceit, betrayal and an unofficial war that claims more than just blood. Bequeathed a legacy by Jamie Kirkpatrick, they struggle to keep an empire intact but cannot know the surprises that await them.

Flights of Angels is not only historical fiction, but equal parts political thriller, love story and fairy tale. Richly embroidered with lush imagery, spanning continents and vastly different cultures, this is an epic tale of country and the turnings of the human heart.

Veined (A Guardian of the Angels Novel)

Science Fiction & Fantasy > Romance > Teens

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Author: Anyta Sunday, Lynda Lamb

Veined (A Guardian of the Angels Novel)

It could be worse for Sylva Lark. She could be dead. A coma was nothing to that. Or her family moving across country for the treatment, leaving her with a big blue mark on her back.
She can handle it.
Mostly.
Except the mark glows and tingles, especially whenever transition helper Atticus Plot (Attic) is close by. She suspects he’s hiding something, and when she stumbles across a torn body bearing the same spiral marking as her own, that suspicion is confirmed.
After a few shaves with death, the truth finally comes out and the battles begin.
But not all her fights are external; her biggest one is the decision she has to make between doing the right thing for world and giving up her beloved family for good.
Teens > Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Author: Mary Ann Loesch

Bayou Myth

As a sixteen year old voodoo queen in the making, Joan Renault just wants to be like all the other girls in the small town of Monte Parish, Louisiana—obsessed with boys and swamped with social lives. If the other kids would quit calling her “hoodoo hag,” she might have a small shot at normality. It would also help if Joan’s weekend outings with her secret crush, Dave, weren’t always being interrupted by her dead Grandmere, the legendary Marie Laveau. After all, it’s hard to make out with your best friend when your grandmother is watching! But when you come from a long line of voodoo priestesses with dried gator heads decorating the wall of their huts, normal doesn’t come easily.

When Joan witnesses the brutal sacrifice of a child to a tree Druid, she learns her Grandmere’s scandalous past has come back to haunt those living in the present. Hera, a vengeful voodoo priestess is determined to use the residual energy of Pandora’s Box to revive a sleeping voodoo god and declare war on the descendants of Marie Laveau, especially Joan. Suddenly, Greek myths are being re-enacted all over town, and Joan has her hands full trying to sort it all out. With the approach of Samedi’s Day—the voodoo day of resurrection—Joan must learn to accept her destiny in order to stop the approaching threat to her family and friends.

Chosen By Sin

Romance > Fantasy, Futuristic & Ghost

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Author: Virna DePaul

Chosen By Sin

A wounded alpha werebeast bent on revenge…A female vampire trying to save her adoptive dragon-shifter family….
Can they stop a group of rebel shape-shifters hoping to unleash every demon in hell?Only if they relinquish their secrets, face their fears, and open themselves to love.

Cassie and The Wild Cat: Meet and Greet

Children’s eBooks > Animals > Cats

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Author: Pat Hatt

Cassie and The Wild Cat: Meet and Greet

Cassie found she had a wonderful life, until this spotted wild cat entered and caused her strife. She was not about to give up without a fight and would be rid of him by night.

Follow Cassie as she tries to rid herself of the Wild Cat and sweep him under the mat. From the freezer to the loo, will she chase the Wild Cat from view? Find out as you read another rhyming story from Pat Hatt starring Cassie and the Wild Cat.

No Game for a Dame (Maggie Sullivan mysteries)

Mystery > Women Sleuths

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Author: M. Ruth Myers

No Game for a Dame (Maggie Sullivan mysteries)

Private eye Maggie Sullivan knows the streets of Depression-era Dayton, Ohio, as well as she knows an emery board. With a gin bottle in her desk, a .38 under her seat, and a great pair of legs she can hold her own against the toughest opponent.

Then a routine case makes her a murder suspect and the target of a crime boss who’s got friends at City Hall.

Moving through a landscape where people line up at soup kitchens, Maggie draws information from sources others overlook: The waitress at the dime store lunch counter where she has breakfast; a corner newsboy; a nightclub cigarette girl in the rooming house where she lives. She shifts to a war of wits when she wants something from her shutterbug pal on the evening paper or the new cop teamed with her late father’s partner.

Before Maggie finds all the answers she needs, she’s drugged and left in a ditch, has tea in the kitchen of a local cathouse and gambles her own life to save two others.

Renee and Jay 2

Romance > Multicultural

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Author: J. J. Murray

Renee and Jay 2

Renee and Jay 2 continues the story of Renee and Jay, hailed as “An update of Romeo and Juliet–with a twist” by Essence and “hilarious” by best-selling author Zane. Renee and Jay 2, the first American fiction novel to focus on an interracial marriage, explores what it is like to raise biracial children in a less-than-colorblind world.

 

The Swashbuckle Chuckle

Children’s eBooks > Action & Adventure

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Author: Pat Hatt, Caleb Wallace

The Swashbuckle Chuckle

Join One Shoe Kangaroo as he tracks down the evil Captain Frown Clown and his crew. They have stolen the magic from his town. Will One Shoe Kangaroo be able to track Captain Frown Clown down?

 

The Devil Is a Gentleman (A Niki Slobodian Novel: Book 2)

Genre Fiction > Horror > Occult

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Author: J.L. Murray

The Devil Is a Gentleman (A Niki Slobodian Novel: Book 2)

Where Niki goes, death is never far behind. 

Everyone Niki Slobodian knows hates Congressman Frank Bradley. He is the father of New Government, after all. He started the Registry, and the world adopted it. Bradley is the man who separated Abnormals and Normals, and made it a crime for Abbies to exist.

So when Bradley shows up at Niki’s door bearing a terrible secret, then promptly disappears, she feels compelled to dig deeper. But the more Niki uncovers, the more danger she is in. A mysterious organization is out for her blood – literally – and her father’s criminal past may not be as self-serving as she thought. There is also the matter of Niki’s inscrutable employer Sam and the secret of his identity. With help from her partner Bobby Gage, Niki finds out just how little she knew about her family, and the truth of who she really is.

Blind But Now I See: The Biography of Music Legend Doc Watson

Arts & Literature > Composers & Musicians
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Author: Kent Gustavson, Art Menius, Kristina Tosic

Blind But Now I See: The Biography of Music Legend Doc Watson

Before his death at the age of 89, Doc Watson was the true voice of Appalachian music. After being discovered in 1960 by folklorist Ralph Rinzler, the blind guitarist graced thousands of American stages with his down-home wit, deep knowledge of traditional songs, and his blistering flatpicking guitar. Over 52 years in the music business, Doc influenced every musician with a pulse, from Bob Dylan to Jerry Garcia, and from Gillian Welch to Pete Seeger.

Call down the Hawk

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Author: Maurice Nicholson, Ali Toolan, Marc Toolan, Donal O’Dea

Call down the Hawk

It’s April 1995 and, after thirty years of bloody strife, change is in the air on the troubled island of Ireland with the movement for peace beginning to gather pace. Living in the beautiful county of Mayo, Harry Ballantine has finally put the life he had always dreamed of together. He has found love with his soul mate, Freya Andreassen, makes a good living running his Adventure Centre in the Delphi Valley and he spends much of his spare time hunting with his Peregrine falcons. But the past has a way of catching up with all men and it suddenly explodes back into Harry’s life again, twenty years after he thought it had gone forever.

 

Saving Gracie

Horror > Occult > Contemporary Women

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Author: Terry Lee

Saving Gracie

Kathryn Broussard has managed her life with dignity and an I know you have feelings, but I’m coming through anyway attitude. She exudes confidence and control over the land much as a reigning queen rules her court. Her main focus-Grace, her daughter. Although grown, Grace depends on her mother’s razor sharp decision-making ability for everything. All is well in the land of dysfunctional mother-daughterhood until the unthinkable happens. Kathryn dies. With her mother now gone, Grace is forced to manage her own life for the first time. And Kathryn must find a way to maintain control of her daughter, even though unusual circumstances from the “Other Side” present a fair share of obstacles to overcome.

A mother’s love, however dysfunctional, is a force to be reckoned with.

Blood of the Falcon, Volume 1 (The Falcons Saga)

Science Fiction & Fantasy > Epic

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Author: Court Ellyn

Blood of the Falcon, Volume 1 (The Falcons Saga)

Humanity has chosen to forget its war-torn past, but ancient powers rise, hungry for revenge.

In a world where magic is forbidden, awkward, scholarly Kieryn discovers he is a vessel for the powers that have lain dormant in his family for centuries. While his family marches to war, Kieryn must turn his back on those he loves and muster the courage to uncover his family’s past and his gift with magic, though his efforts may cost him his sanity and his soul.

On a far-flung battlefield, Kieryn’s twin brother, Kelyn, joins the fight between the warring Falcon Kings. While seeking to distinguish himself with the sword, he must wrestle with decisions that threaten his family’s honor and the lives of thousands.

Meanwhile, hidden from human eyes, deep inside the magical Veil, Lothiar remembers that Kieryn’s and Kelyn’s ancestors were not the heroes sung in human legend, but murderers who tried to annihilate an entire race. Lothiar decides it’s time to stop hiding in the shadows and remind humanity of its age-old crimes.

The Lucky Escape (Human Body Detectives)

Health, Fitness & Dieting > Children’s Health

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Author: Dr. Heather Manley

The Lucky Escape (Human Body Detectives)

Merrin and Pearl’s little brother Robbie has swallowed a penny. Now through magic and imagination they find themselves on an adventure through his digestive system where they must grab the penny, save Robbie, and narrowly escape his poopy diaper.

 

One Crazy Summer

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Teens

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Author: Scott McElhaney

One Crazy Summer

It’s the summer of 1999 and the price of gas is $1.09 per gallon, J-Lo is releasing her first album, and in the small town of Riverton, Bradley Brock is searching for 1.3 million dollars.

With the whole summer ahead of him, Bradley Brock stumbles unwittingly into his first summer job. While it appears to be an opportunity to learn responsibility and make a few bucks in the process, it is anything but! With a manager that likes to play pranks and sports in the store, a cashier that is encouraged to harass customers, and a crazy guy who knocks holes in the walls, Brad finds himself almost alone in his sanity.

Then Brad discovers a journal that documents a fellow employee’s search for a large bag of money that was lost many years ago. With the assistance of two of his friends, he embarks on a journey to follow the trail of the money and ultimately to nab it for themselves.

The only problem – someone else is searching for the same bag of money and he’s willing to kill for it.

Thursday at Noon

Genre Fiction > Action & Adventure
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Author: William F. Brown

Thursday at Noon

Cairo, 1962. Richard Thomson was already having a very bad day when someone left a corpse lying on the rear steps of his hotel. Its head had been lopped off like a ripe melon and had been posed so it could look back down at its own body. Thomson is a burned-out CIA Agent and the body belongs to Mahmoud Yussuf, a fat, petty thief who tried to sell him photographs of a long-abandoned RAF base in the Egyptian desert. What the photos have to do with a dead Israeli Mossad agent, Nazi rocket scientists, the fanatical Moslem Brotherhood, and two missing Egyptian tank regiments could start the next Arab-Israeli War or stop it.

 

A Way Through the Sea (Young Underground #1)

Children’s Books > Religion & Spirituality > Action & Adventure

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Author: Robert Elmer

A Way Through the Sea (Young Underground #1)

For eleven-year-old Peter Andersen and his twin sister Elise, living in the city of Helsingor, Denmark during World War 2 means German soldiers in the streets, German patrol boats in the harbor, and German fighter planes in the sky. Everyone is nervous, especially their Jewish friend Henrik and his parents. Of course, before the invasion, no one in Denmark cared whether a person was Jewish. But now the Nazis are secretly rounding up all of the Jews who live in Denmark and sending them to prison camps in Germany. Suddenly, Henrik and his family must escape! Sweden offers the only place of refuge, but with soldiers lurking the streets and Nazi boats patrolling the sea, only a miracle can get the Jews to safety!

 

Recipes From Home (Simple and Easy Recipes for a New Cook)

Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Special Occasions

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Author: Anne Dumont

Recipes From Home (Simple and Easy Recipes for a New Cook)

This book includes a great basic pantry list to ensure that when you start out you have all you need to take a normal meal and turn it into something special.

There are some wonderful Decadent Desserts that will make you look like a creative genius as well as how to make choux pastry and all the things you can make with this special pastry.

The basics on how to cook a roast chicken with a delicious stuffing that you will make time and time again and serve these with delicious roast vegetables

You will learn how to make your own gravy and included are some great basic sauce recipes which will teach you how to turn the ordinary dinner into something you can be really proud of.

 Willow Crossing

Children’s Books > Nonfiction
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Author: Rhodora M. Fitzgerald, Jackie Reno

Willow Crossing

Children and Parents love Willow Crossing because it’s a fun read.
Teachers have read Willow Crossing with their class and loved the discussions it creates.

An ordinary day turns into anything but, when Douglas is magically extracted from his bedroom and cast into a world which seems to be created by his own imagination. In this new world he is joined by several other children who are also escaping something in their lives. Upon their arrival, they are greeted by a man they call Mr. E. As they set out to fulfill a quest for Mr. E, they embark on an adventurous journey. On their mission they experience many fascinating things and places, as they learn about each other, the Nation of E. Magi, and even Mr. E. They discover Hugo Valley and learn the secret to a mystery we have all experienced. They visit the Archinites and find out what makes them so special. Once completing the mission, Douglas eventually returns from his adventure back to reality. Was the entire adventure simply his imagination? Only Douglas knows for sure.

 

The Dragon Dimension (Caught in the Dragon Cove)

Science Fiction > Adventure

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Author: Ressa Empbra, Monica Black, David Ford

The Dragon Dimension (Caught in the Dragon Cove)

Working for a covert government agency, Iax travels the world—and beyond. She also journeys out of this world to other Realms in various Dimensions, of which only a privileged few have knowledge. Her job: Putting a halt to imminent battles and wars before it’s too late. Finding herself dropped into a heated battle in the Dragon Cove Realm of the Dragon Dimension, Iax assumes the usual; get in, get the job done, get out. Easy-peasy. This mission is like no other, however, as it will change her life in ways she never could have imagined.

Get Caught in the Dragon Cove, where secrets and tempting passions lurking just out of sight, are all revealed…

 

The Retreat (Olivia Hart and the Gifted Program)

Children’s eBooks > Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror

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Author: Alana Siegel

The Retreat (Olivia Hart and the Gifted Program)

Just a few months ago, Olivia Hart and Jaime Forte were shy girls, entering another high school year with apprehension. Discovering their special Gifts changes everything. They approach the spring of their junior year more confidently, as independent and self-sufficient young adults. Olivia has even managed to snag Justin Benz as a secret boyfriend.

The kids in the Gifted Program realize quickly there were many things their ex-teacher, Ms. Magos, wasn’t completely honest about. With no one left to answer their questions, Jaime speculates that a relative chooses the most worthy descendant to pass on their Gift. She convinces her friends that her great Aunt Evelyn can reveal the details of their jewelry’s past and teach them about their Gifts. Olivia’s insecurities have her wondering why a relative from the charming Elste family would pick her to receive a Gift instead of her charismatic brother. Then she learns the immense strength of her Gift. Once again, Prometheus will force this tight-knit group of exceptional teenagers to face their true feelings about themselves and each other.

A Sea Change

Women’s Fiction > Contemporary Women

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Author: Annette Reynolds

A Sea Change

On Salmon Beach, Magic Can Happen: Mermaids Speak and Lives are Transformed.

Maddy Phillips thought she’d lost her past. On Salmon Beach she rediscovered her dreams.

Nick McKay thought he’d lost everything he cared about. On Salmon Beach he unearthed his heart.

Maddy Phillips, alone for the first time in her life, comes to Salmon Beach, Washington to seek refuge from a broken relationship. What she doesn’t acknowledge is the loss of something – and someone – much more significant.

Salmon Beach is Nick and Maddy’s haven and meeting place. Will it finally be their salvation? Will their secrets become hopes, and those hopes become a passionate, healing Sea Change?

 

Some Things Never Change (Elmo Jenkins – Book Two)

Literature & Fiction > Humor

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Author: McMillian Moody

Some Things Never Change (Elmo Jenkins - Book Two)

If you enjoyed McMillian Moody’s Ordained Irreverence, you’re sure to love the equally funny Some Things Never Change. Elmo Jenkins is now a full-fledged staff member at First Church. As Assistant to the Senior Pastor, he’s responsible for designing a strategy to transition the church into the future. But trouble’s brewing and not everyone’s on board.

The whole gang is back for the bumpy ride along with some colorful new characters. Be there when Elmo surprises Bonnie on their wedding day. Tag along when Dunston finally takes Elmo fishing. Feel the thrill of riding in a red Viper with a friar at the wheel. And help Elmo figure out that creepy little statue named Ferty . . . who’s stalking him?

The Last Spartan: Different Paths

Science Fiction > Adventure
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Author: A. E. McCullough

The Last Spartan: Different Paths

IN THE YEAR 2212, IAIDO ‘ACHILLES’ SPARTAN IS A HUNTER OF MEN.

As a former Spec-Ops warrior, Spartan has found that the skills given to him by the Coalition government are well suited to his new occupation. Upon returning to Terran space after retrieving a lucrative bounty, Spartan finds that one of his oldest friends has been murdered. Vowing to track down the killer, he soon becomes the unwilling pawn in an interstellar power struggle between two old rivals, his former Omega Squadron Commander and the President of the Coalition.

When Spartan gets framed for a murder he didn’t commit and the daughter of his murdered friend gets kidnapped, he is forced to flee Earth with a small group of friends and hunt down his old commander. But the Major has plans of his own and they include death, destruction and chaos.

Unknown to all, an ancient evil has awakened and has plans of its own for mankind and their Sylvan allies. Are the skills Iaido ‘Achilles’ Spartan gained over the years enough to save the day and clear his name?

How (Not) to Kiss Your Dog

Children’s eBooks > Animals > Dogs

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Author: Susan Lash

How (Not) to Kiss Your Dog

How (NOT) to Kiss Your Dog is told from the point of view of twelve year old Jenny. After her brother Jack adopts Albert, a Jack Russell terrier, Jenny’s calm life becomes terrier-ized. The story details the friendship that eventually develops between Jenny and Albert as he widens her world to include a variety of new people and experiences.
How (NOT) to Kiss Your Dog contains humor, youthful romance and dog spit. Combine those elements with an eccentric grandmother, the second witch from Macbeth and a wild tongued terrier. Shake well. The result is an award winning science fair experiment that finally answers the age old dog vs. human oral hygiene question: “Are dogs’ mouths really cleaner than humans’?”

 

The Last Straw: Anna’s Story

Family Relationships > Dysfunctional Relationships

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Author: Brandy Teschner

The Last Straw: Anna's Story

“That’s okay sweetheart, just don’t do it again,” Bill said softly. He brought his rough hands up to Anna’s face and cupped her cheeks, pulling her face close to his. “Because you know what will happen if you ever doubt me again.” Anna’s eyes searched his, realizing that it wasn’t a question that he had asked, it was a statement. A sense of panic overcame her, and she slowly tried to pull out of his grasp. Bill felt her move and gripped tightly, digging his fingers into her soft cheeks. “I’ll show you what will happen if you ever doubt me again!” he said, screaming into her ear. He held on tighter and drug her to the other side of the trailer. Anna dug her feet into the carpet and screamed as she tried to pry his hands away.

This story is based on the actual events of Anna, an abused woman who had suffered mental and physical abuse since childhood. Anna had just escaped from an abusive marriage when she met Bill, a handsome man who eventually wooed her into marrying him. Anna thought she had found the perfect husband, but the honeymoon was soon over when she realized that Bill wasn’t a gentleman at all, but was an abusive drunk who would subject her to mental abuse and physical beatings. Out of embarrassment she hid her bruises from her family and suffered his abuse in silence. But, one night when Bill came home drunk and boasted of an affair, something clicked in Anna’s mind. She decided to put an end to his abuse forever, a decision that led to her committing the ultimate sin.

Twig [Second Edition]

Genre Fiction > Family Saga

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Author: J. R. Wright

Twig [Second Edition]

[Edited and Revised]
This is the story of Willow ‘Twig’ Olsen, a woman of scandinavian descent, who was trapped into an existance of traditional servitude for the first thirty eight years of her life, and what transpires after her last parent dies, and she is finally free to seek male companionship, as she has long desired. What happens thereafter is a whirlwind of unexpected events that lead to greed, deception, and eventually murder.This book goes far above and significantly deeper than any simple romance…or many suspense thrillers. Readers will be compelled to discover each detail; to keep turning the pages.This is a suspenseful thriller of beauty, tenderness, havoc, and calm, tossed together in chapters that electrify and stun.This is one, approx. 300 page Novel, that ought to to be made into a movie. I see Charlize Theron as Willow Olsen and Brad Pitt as Lonnie Doolittle. One could even visualize George Clooney as J. Zachery Tyrone……….

Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids

Children’s eBooks > Humor > Jokes & Riddles

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Author: Rob Elliott

Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids

What happens to race car drivers when they eat too much? They get indy-gestion. Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids provides children ages 7-10 many hours of fun and laughter. Young readers will have a blast sharing this collection of hundreds of one-liners, knock knock jokes, tongue twisters, and more with their friends and family! This brand new book will have children rolling on the floor with laughter and is sure to be a great gift idea for any child.

DRO2WN

Genre Fiction > Metaphysical
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Author: Joshua Wright

DRO2WN

    In this work of Twilight-Zone fiction, the fate of dozens of bystanders hangs in the balance, to be decided by a few people who have been granted the ability to posthumously relive and change their past. The book revolves around a calamitous car accident on a major bridge in Seattle. Amidst the chaos of emergency, several characters relive their lives with an opportunity to change past events.
    Until his car plunged off a bridge just north of Seattle, everything had gone swimmingly for Providence in his young life. Or so he had thought. He awoke within his car, upon an enigmatic and deserted sandy plane of existence. A place where he could relive his past. His life becomes a fungible canvass, and he begins to repaint it.

Stranger in Town (A Sloane Monroe Novel, Book Four)

Thrillers > Spy Stories & Tales of Intrigue

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Author: Cheryl Bradshaw

Stranger in Town (A Sloane Monroe Novel, Book Four)

He only needed her to look away for a few seconds…

Six-year-old Olivia Hathaway tiptoes down the center aisle of Maybelle’s Market, stopping once to glance over her shoulder and make sure her mother isn’t watching. But Mrs. Hathaway is too preoccupied to notice her daughter has slipped away. Moments later, a frantic Mrs. Hathaway runs up and down the aisles, desperately searching for her missing daughter. But little Olivia is already in the arms of a stranger.  Will PI Sloane Monroe find Olivia before it’s too late?

Hexult

Romance > Adventure
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Author: Perry Aylen

Hexult

When the seas rose and the Earth froze much knowledge was lost.
And in this world of ice a little knowledge goes a long way.

Life on Hexult is about to change, with the arrival of the new young wizards and their strong magic; the new magic they call ‘science’.

Sail with Aulf across the ice, through the frozen breath of the deadly Vajra crevasse and between the quarrelling isles of Hexult.

Talking with My Mouth Full: My Culinary Career from Line Cook to Food Writer to Professional Eater by Gail SimmonsKindle Daily Deal: Talking with My Mouth Full

Gail Simmons took an unusual and inspiring path to become a food writer and professional eater. From her youth in a culinary-savvy household to serving as a judge on television’s Top Chef, this satisfying read chronicles the creation of a career that didn’t exist when Simmons began pursuing her passions.

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Hope Solo: My Story (Young Readers' Edition) by Hope SoloKindle Kids Daily Deal: Hope Solo: My Story

Adapted from Solo: A Memoir of Hope, this young readers’ edition of Hope Solo’s life story provides behind-the-scenes details of her life on and off the soccer field. An Olympic gold medalist and goalkeeper for the U.S. women’s national soccer team, Hope Solo’s repeated triumphs over adversity are truly inspirational.

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Amazon Free App of the Day: Duke Nukem 3D

By Steve Weber on Nov 30, 2012 05:01 am

Kindle Fire and Android users,
Get Duke Nukem 3D… free today!

The original king of action heroes is back! This confident, aggressive, and frequently politically incorrect muscle man is ready to show you 18 hours of alien-blasting action! Play this original PC version on your Kindle Fire or Android phone. Turn your device into pure adrenaline with these 3D graphics!

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