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

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Another day, another generous helping of great new Kindle freebies. Each book listed here has gone FREE within the past 24 hours (except for the “Kindle Daily Deal” on page 2). 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.)


Prime of Life

Humor > Women’s Fiction > Single Women
Author: P. D. Bekendam

Prime of Life

Ben used to be a cardiothoracic surgeon before he suddenly abandoned his career and became a janitor at a retirement facility. Now, other than dealing with minor problems such as an unhealthy obsession with prime numbers, an inept boss, and a feud between two cantankerous retirees, he lives a relatively stress-free life. There is even hope for romance when an attractive podiatrist shows an interest in him.

But it is not long before his past catches up with him and his carefully protected world begins to unravel. He is forced to face deep issues about life and God head-on, rather than hide behind his cleaning cart.


True of Blood (Witch Fairy Series)

Fantasy > Magic & Wizards
Author: Bonnie Lamer

True of Blood (Witch Fairy Series)

Xandra Illuminata Smith has lived for the last three years with ghosts as parents but her life gets even stranger after her seventeenth birthday when she finds out that her mother is actually a Witch in hiding and her biological father, whom she knew nothing about, is a Fairy and King of the Fae realm.

Xandra is the first Witch Fairy to be born in thousands of years for very good reason. No one should be able to control that much magic and Xandra was never meant to be born at all but her mother has manged to keep her hidden away until now.

The Witches want her dead and the Fairies want her blood, for only her blood will reopen the gateway to the Fae realm and allow them back into this realm to take revenge on humans and Witches alike for having banished them hundreds of years ago.

Xandra has very little time to learn how to use her powerful Witch and Fairy magic that has been bound since her birth while running from the Fairies who managed to jump realms and want to take her blood to set the others free. She needs someone to teach her and her parents enlist the help of one powerful Fairy who claims to want to keep the realms closed to each other. He will help keep her safe and alive as she learns, at least that’s what he says…


Dead: The Ugly Beginning

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: TW Brown

Dead: The Ugly Beginning

The unthinkable has happened. The dead are walking! Humanity’s fragile thread may be reaching its bitter end. Individuals and groups struggle to survive…some at any cost. Will there be anybody left? Or, is this just…The Ugly Beginning?


The Squirrel that Dreamt of Madness

Humor > Philosophy

Author: Craig Stone

The Squirrel that Dreamt of Madness

What if you listened to that voice in your head telling you to walk out of your job? What if another voice, in a peculiar French accent, was telling you to go and live in a park?
What if you listened to both voices and ended up sitting on a park bench, having walked out on your job and flat earlier that day, with no idea what you are doing?

Well, that’s what I did.

This is the story I made up whilst trying to keep my sanity as I lived alone in a park, as I came to terms with what I was doing, after making some extremely bold, and some might say, stupid choices.

I sat under a tree in real life, writing about what it was like to be homeless. After a while, due to starvation and lack of human contact, I started writing a rambling story that was my minds only outlet.

The Squirrel that Dreamt of Madness is that story.


Dead Hunger: The Flex Sheridan Chronicle

Horror > Occult
Author: Eric A. Shelman

Dead Hunger: The Flex Sheridan Chronicle

An epidemic that’s turning humans into zombies has swept over the United States and quite possibly the world, and Flex Sheridan doesn’t like it one bit.

In an effort to save his younger sister, Flex re-connects with perhaps the strongest woman he’s ever known – Gem Cardoza, his former girlfriend. Together they take his six-year-old niece Trina, the only uninfected survivor of his sister’s family, and his infected sister Jamie and make a run from central Florida back to his isolated home in Lula, Georgia.


As they head north, they encounter another uninfected, Hemphill “Hemp” Chatsworth. A naturalized U.S. citizen, Hemp is British, and extremely smart. He holds a degree in Epidemiology and Mechanical Engineering, both of which this group will need.

Along with the crossbow-wielding Charlene “Charlie” Sanders and a pregnant Great Pyrenees dog, this small group uses street smarts, book smarts, and technology to defend against the new “Abnormals” that walk the earth.

And Hemp is compelled to learn how they got this way, and if possible, how to reverse the condition and save Flex’s sister.

So grab your machine gun and take a ride in their fortified vehicles and mobile lab; you’re going to want these people on your side when the Dead Hunger . . .


Vampire Rain and Other Stories

Science Fiction & Fantasy > Anthologies > Single Author
Author: J.R. Rain

Vampire Rain and Other Stories

Some vampires don’t die. Some vampires can’t be killed. At least, not by mortals. In “Vampire Rain,” one ancient vampire takes it upon himself to rid the world of a deadly plague…himself.

And a bonus short story that features one very famous—and deadly—masquerade ball


Birdsongs (Benny James Mystery)

 Mystery > Hard-Boiled
Author: Jason Deas, Mary Metcalfe

Birdsongs (Benny James Mystery)

Birdsongs is a fast-paced mystery centered on former FBI agent, Benny James. Fired from the FBI for inadvertently sleeping with the perp in a murder case, he tries to disappear to a houseboat and retirement.

Not having what it takes to relax, Benny starts a service offering discreet investigations. That is until a body is found crucified near his marina. The local police department requests Benny’s help and he knows if he can catch the killer, redemption is his. The Chief gives Benny and the department ten days to solve the crimes before he promises to request the help of the FBI.

As the case grows, grabbing national attention, and the murders continue, the media soon fills the normally quiet town. Media goddess, Rachael Martin arrives and adds spice to an already flavorful mix.

A few newcomers straggle in as well. An ex-convict fresh out of prison from a thirty year murder rap slinks in unnoticed with revenge on his mind. Days later, a Greyhound bus delivers a strange young man raised by deaf-mute parents from deep within the Ozark Mountains. An old newspaper clipping and a dark secret pulls him to town.

Whatever is going on has something strange to do with birds. At each murder site, dead birds are displayed in disturbing ways—the killer arranging them as an artist might.

All the strange occurrences and unexplained visitors to this quiet town press Benny James to his max as he vehemently struggles to solve the most important case of his life.


Rasputin and The Jews – A Reversal of History

Biographies & Memoirs > Ethnic & National > Jewish
Author: Delin Colón

Rasputin and The Jews - A Reversal of History

This book is an account of Rasputin as a healer, equal rights activist and man of God, and why he was so vilified by the aristocracy that their libelous and slanderous rumors became accepted as history. For nearly a century, Grigory Rasputin, spiritual advisor to Russia’s last Tsar and Tsarina, has been unjustly maligned simply because history is written by the politically powerful and not by the common man. A wealth of evidence shows that Rasputin was discredited by a fanatically anti-Semitic Russian society, for advocating equal rights for the severely oppressed Jewish population, as well as for promoting peace in a pro-war era. Testimony by his friends and enemies, from all social strata, provides a picture of a spiritual man who hated bigotry, inequity and violence. The author is the great-great niece of Aron Simanovitch, Rasputin’s Jewish secretary.


The Plan

Genre Fiction > Political > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Author: Bernard Jacobs

The Plan

The Plan is a political thriller based on actual current historical events that suggest the near future. The U.S. economy of 2015 remains mired in a cycle of debt and decline. President Winters sets out to acquire the financial resources necessary to restore. In a radicalized world of the President’s making, taunted Islamic expatriates demonstrate violently against their European hosts. A threatened Iran seeks nontraditional alliances. A nuclear-armed Pakistan encourages Israel to consider a multiple first strike. Traditional political alliances crumble, new leaders emerge. Outgoing rulers follow their personal wealth to the safety of the United States. Foreign investment swells America’s coffers – all in reaction to the President’s nefarious intrusions.


Truffles by the Sea

Religion & Spirituality > Fiction > Romance
Author: Julie Carobini

Truffles by the Sea

Follow up to Chocolate Beach! This second in the Chocolate series was an ACFW Book of the Year Finalist. Determined to turn her life around, Gaby Flores moves to a Ventura seaside loft, takes on a new motto–Be gullible no more–and begins to rebuild her flower store while searching for Mr. So Right. But when a lawsuit, an eviction notice, a near-empty bank account, and quirky neighbors invade her beachy world, not even chocolate can solve her worries as her fledgling faith is put to the test. Discussion questions included.

California native, Julie Carobini, writes seaside novels filled with waves of grace. Her books include Chocolate Beach, and Fade to Blue, and The Spa at Winter Beach. She is also a freelance book editor, and sometimes ghostwriter. Married to Dan, and mom to three, she loves all things coastal (except sharks).


Ripley’s RBI 01: Scaly Tale

Children’s Books > Travel & Cultures > Explore the World
Author: Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!

Ripley's RBI 01: Scaly Tale

Join the RBI—a group of teen agents with special gifts—on a series of action-packed adventures as they travel the world!The Florida swamplands are home to hungry gators, wild electrical storms, and a most unusual creature. Sightings of a strange lizard-like animal reach Ripley High and the RBI are sent to investigate. During their search, the RBI agents find themselves in the middle of a high-speed airboat chase, a swarm of rats, a mysterious treasure hunt, and DUL agents in disguise. But then that’s nothing unusual when you’re a member of the RBI!


Crystal Clean: A mother’s struggle with meth addiction and recovery

 Biographies & Memoirs > Substance Abuse
Author: Kimberly Wollenburg

Crystal Clean: A mother's struggle with meth addiction and recovery

CRYSTAL CLEAN: A mother’s struggle with meth addiction and recovery is an honest and transparent look at the world of meth addiction and recovery.


SOMEWHERE MY LOVE (Somewhere In Time)

Romance > Paranormal
Author: Beth Trissel, Elise Trissel

SOMEWHERE MY LOVE (Somewhere In Time)

Two hundred years ago Captain Cole Wentworth, the master of an elegant Virginian home, was murdered in his chamber where his portrait still hangs. Presently the estate is a family owned museum run by Will Wentworth, a man so uncannily identical to his ancestor that spirit-sensitive tour guide Julia Morrow has trouble recognizing Cole and Will as separate. As Julia begins to remember the events of Cole’s death, she must convince Will that history is repeating, and this time he has the starring role in the tragedy. The blade is about to fall.


Hero’s Curse (The Paladin Files)

Science Fiction > Adventure
Author: Jack J. Lee

Hero's Curse (The Paladin Files)

I’ve got no choice but to warn you. Read further, the truth will be revealed and it will enslave you. You don’t want to know how the Universe works. I know I didn’t.

I don’t care who you are or what you believe—Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Wiccan, Atheist, anything and everything. You’re all wrong.

The following is a story of my life after I got drafted by God to fight the minions of darkness. Jehovah of the Holy Bible exists and holy warriors are needed to defend us.

If you’re wise, you’ll set this book down now and walk away. Keep your illusions; they won’t hurt you. Learn too much, open the door that is better left closed, and you’ll be fighting by my side.

Victor Paladin
Servant of the Lord


Gluten Free Lifestyle: A Health Guide, Shopping & Home Tips, 66 Easy Recipes

Health, Fitness & Dieting > Diets & Weight Loss
Author: John Chatham

Gluten Free Lifestyle: A Health Guide, Shopping & Home Tips, 66 Easy Recipes

Gluten sensitivity, gluten allergies, and celiac disease affect millions of Americans. The effects can be range from uncomfortably to life-threatening. Scientific evidence also links weight gain and obesity to gluten consumption.
This easy-to-follow guide gives you a step-by-step plan to understanding your gluten sensitivity, making the change to a gluten-free lifestyle, and losing weight and feeling better by living gluten-free.

Intentional Stranger

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: J.J. Oxendine

Intentional Stranger

The death of her only child leaves Grace desperate to keep her marriage together. Unable to deal with the pain, she begins seeing a therapist who has her own motives. After getting divorced, she learns her ex-husband is the subject of a FBI money laundering investigation. Grace quickly realizes her marriage was not what it seemed, but has no idea how deep the lies run. Her journey to uncover the truth places her in danger and takes her down a trail she never imagined.


The Four Week Financial Turnaround

 Personal Finance > Budgeting & Money Management
Author: Derek C. Olsen, Angie Pedersen, Lauren Forest

The Four Week Financial Turnaround

The Four Week Financial Turnaround is your coach and ally, helping you step-by-step as you reinvent the way you think about your money. Create lasting changes that will move you closer to achieving your goals. Get to the root cause behind your spending habits. Make foundational changes that will allow you to:

  • Manage your monthly budget so well it becomes “second nature.”
  • Feel confident and optimistic about your overall financial situation.
  • Easily apply the lessons you’ve learned when real world financial situations arise.
  • Have greater control over the way you spend your hard-earned money.
  • Escape the trap of living paycheck to paycheck.
  • Pay off debt and be rid of that burden, once and for all.
  • Build a cash savings for added stability.
  • Finally be able to invest for a secure financial future.

Pieces of Hope

 Teens > Romance
Author: Carolyn Carter

Pieces of Hope

My life? It’s complicated. Fourteen days ago, my mother died. The thought of never seeing her again was unbearable. The secret made it worse. Then came my accident, the coma, separating from my body, and most shocking of all, this extraordinary world between life and death. Just my luck, this is where I found love. In a realm I don’t belong, where time isn’t on my side. I could go back, but . . . how do you let go of the one dream that could fix your broken pieces? Go or stay. Live or die. Like I said, it’s complicated.


Catching the Eagle (The Regency Reivers Series)

Genre Fiction > Historical
Author: Karen Charlton

Catching the Eagle (The Regency Reivers Series)

Easter Monday, 1809: Kirkley Hall manor house is mysteriously burgled. When suspicion falls on Jamie Charlton, he and his family face a desperate battle to save him from the gallows. When £1,157 rent money is stolen from Kirkley Hall, it is the biggest robbery Northumberland has ever known. The owner sends for Stephen Lavender, a principal officer with the Bow Street magistrate’s court in London, to investigate the crime. Suspicion soon falls on impoverished farm labourer, Jamie Charlton, and the unpopular steward, Michael Aynsley. Jamie Charlton is a loving family man but he is hot-tempered and careless. As the case grows against him, it seems that only his young brother, William, can save him from an impending miscarriage of justice. But William is struggling with demons of his own. Desperate to break free from the tangled web of family ties which bind him to their small community, he is alarmed to find that he is falling in love with Jamie’s wife. Set beneath the impenetrable gaze of a stray golden eagle whose fate seems to mirror that of Jamie’s, Catching the Eagle, the first novel in the Regency Reivers Series, is a fictionalised account of a trial that devastated a family and divided a community.


Norma Jean’s Sun, Memoir

Memoirs > Arts & Entertainment > Individual Artists

Author: Kris Courtney

Norma Jean's Sun, Memoir

The story is not only convincingly true, but will rivet the reader with its genuine and unassuming pathos. Norma Jean’s Sun is painfully reflective yet ultimately hopeful, a story told through the eyes of a boy who believes he has been mistakenly born into the world and a man who conquers physical and emotional injustice–and thrives. The reader will be challenged to answer the difficult questions of right and wrong as they may apply to his or her own life. It is clear that it is the hope of this author that the reader’s conclusions will lead to a more fulfilled view of the “parallel beauty that lives just beneath the surface for us all.”

Kindle – How to Publish, Promote & Profit

Computers & Technology > Graphic Design > Entrepreneurship
Author: Tom Heatherington

Kindle - How to Publish, Promote & Profit

This step-by-step blueprint will guide readers through the formatting process, and explain every detail of what is needed to create awareness for their book, and drive targeted ‘ready-to-buy’ prospects to the Amazon sales page.  Readers will learn how to make “noise” online that gets the attention of search engines and the people (prospective buyers) looking for information related to your book’s topic.

You will learn how to position your book to increase your rank in search results using resources that deliver proven, time-tested effects.  As the title suggests, this is a ‘how-to’ book about Kindle publishing, but MOST importantly the primary focus is about marketing and promoting your book for maximum success and profits.

 

 

 

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