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Are you ready for next week’s Super Sunday? If not, today’s top pick will prime your pump. It’s the first biography — and the first sports book — to make it to the top of the Buffet. Coming Back Stronger is perhaps the all-time best-selling memoir from an athlete still actively playing their sport, and one of the most inspiring stories ever told.

drewIn the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, one of the most devastating and demoralizing disasters in U.S. history, the city of New Orleans desperately needed a hero.

They got a Saint.

At the time, Drew Brees was desperate, too. After doctors told him he might never play football again due to a horrific shoulder injury, Drew needed a team that believed he could still play . . . and win.

What happened next is the stuff of legends. Drew joined the struggling New Orleans Saints. As he endured his painful rehabilitation and began rebuilding his career, the city of New Orleans got back on its feet. And four years later, Drew led the Saints to the most coveted football trophy of all, and their first Super Bowl championship in franchise history.

Upon its release in 2010, the book rose as high as #1 on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list, and #3 on the New York Times’  list. Drew tirelessly toured the country, signing 20,000 copies of the hardcover for fans, many of whom camped out overnight to meet him.

The book was was co-written with Chris Fabry, who also narrates the excellent audio edition.  Drew’s insights on unleashing the hidden power of adversity show that with enough faith and determination, you can overcome anything. It’s a book enjoyed by teens and adults alike.

As usual, each book listed here has gone FREE within the past 24 hours (except for the “Kindle Daily Deals” on page 3). 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.)

Coming Back Stronger: Unleashing the Hidden Power of Adversity

Biographies & Memoirs
Author: Drew Brees, Chris Fabry

Coming Back Stronger: Unleashing the Hidden Power of Adversity

When a potentially career-ending shoulder injury left quarterback Drew Brees without a team—and facing the daunting task of having to learn to throw a football all over again—coaches around the NFL wondered, Will he ever come back?

After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, leaving more than 80 percent of the city underwater, many wondered, Will the city ever come back? And with their stadium transformed into a makeshift refugee camp, forcing the Saints to play their entire 2005 season on the road, people questioned, Will the Saints ever come back?

It takes a special person to turn adversity into success and despair into hope—yet that is exactly what Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Drew Brees did, with the weight of an entire city on his shoulders. Coming Back Stronger is the ultimate comeback story, not only of one of the NFL’s top quarterbacks, but also of a city and a team that many had all but given up on. Brees’s inspiring message of hope and encouragement proves that with enough faith, determination, and heart, you can overcome any obstacle life throws your way and not only come back, but come back stronger.

Historical Fiction

Author: May McGoldrick

Angel of Skye (Macpherson Brothers)

Alec Macpherson, famed warrior of the Highlands, rescues Fionna Drummond Stewart from bandits in the forest. Both are unaware that she is really the illegitimate daughter of King James IV–and the next Queen of England!

As their passion for each other grows, so does the danger posed by the evil Lord Gray, a man who will stop at nothing to usurp the throne from her and tear the two lovers apart.

Post-Human (Book 2) (Trans-Human Prequel)

Science Fiction

Author: David Simpson, Autumn J. Conley , Jennifer Simpson

Post-Human (Book 2) (Trans-Human Prequel)

The future should have been perfect. Microscopic robots known as nans could repair any damage to your body, keep you young by resetting your cellular clocks, and allow you to download upgrades like intelligence, muscle strength, and eyesight. You were supposed to be able to have anything you wanted with a simple thought, to be able to fly without the aid of a machine, to be able to live forever. But when a small group of five terraformers working on Venus return to Earth, they discover that every other human in the solar system has been gruesomely murdered. Now, James Keats and his four companions must discover what happened to the rest of humanity and fight back if they wish to avoid the same, horrifying fate. Welcome to the post-human era.

Science Fiction

Author: David Simpson

Trans-Human (Book 3) (Post-Human Sequel)

In this sequel to Post-Human, humanity will be forced to face a future more advanced than it could have imagined if it wants to survive. Nineteen months have passed since the A.I. turned against humanity and was subsequently destroyed.

In the meantime, James Keats has turned over the A.I.’s powers to a non-intelligent, easily controlled operating system. He and Thel have left the planet and spent six months vacationing on Venus, which has been newly terraformed without the consent or knowledge of the Governing Council. The A.I. has been deleted, but the message it sent out into the abyss of space in search of a companion has been answered.

An alien force dwarfing the Earth is on its way to find out why the A.I. has stopped communicating. Keats and company can only assume its intentions will be hostile when it finds out the truth. Only one thing is for sure: nothing will ever be the same again. Welcome to the Trans-Human era. Welcome to the singularity.


Caribbean Moon (A Manny Williams Thriller, Book One)

Mystery & Thrillers

Author: Rick Murcer

Caribbean Moon (A Manny Williams Thriller, Book One)

Manny Williams, a small-town detective/workaholic, is thrilled with the prospect of finally taking the long-awaited vacation he had promised his wife, Louise.

The couple’s exotic getaway begins in sunny San Juan, Puerto Rico, by attending the June wedding of a fellow Lansing police officer, followed with an incredible week-long Southern Caribbean cruise on the glamorous Ocean Duchess. Tropical paradise appears to be a perfect recipe for desperately needed R and R…until the first dead body.

The Do-Over (A Romantic Comedy)

Contemporary Fiction

Author: Kathy Dunnehoff

The Do-Over (A Romantic Comedy)

Just before her fortieth birthday, Mara Jane Mulligan, devoted wife and mother, runs out of bubble bath, and the ensuing panic attack drives her to Canada for more. She realizes that one foamy soak probably won’t cure what ails her, so she takes a 30 day vacation from her life. (What woman doesn’t need one of those?) As her 30 days sail by, Mara Jane Mulligan discovers she has a decision to make that even Dorothy couldn’t avoid…

Sweet Dreams (A Mark Appleton Thriller)

Mystery & Thrillers

Author: Aaron Patterson

Sweet Dreams (UNCUT Edition)(Hard-Boiled Thriller) (A Mark Appleton Thriller)

 

Mark Appleton is living the American Dream. Beautiful wife, loving daughter, and a high paying job in New York City. But when his family are killed in a accident he must reinvent himself. A year later in the midst of putting his life back together, Mark finds out that his family was killed and it was…No accident. Mark will stop at nothing to hunt down the men responsible for the death of his family and what he finds will change his life forever.

The Boots My Mother Gave Me

Contemporary Fiction

Author: Brooklyn James

The Boots My Mother Gave Me

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk through life in someone else’s shoes?

Strong-willed tomboy Harley LeBeau puts you in the boots her mother gave her, as she takes you along her journey of escape from an abusive childhood and the desire to find herself as she comes of age. Made to feel a burden to her father simply by her gender, Harley is determined to prove her worth and independence, leaving the small town she grew up in and the one boy who gave her a soft place to fall, Jeremiah Johnson. Torn between saving herself and abandoning her mother and younger sister, Harley chooses her own life in hopes they will choose theirs, too.

A Lady in Defiance (Romance in the Rockies)

Religious Fiction

Author: Heather Blanton

A Lady in Defiance (Romance in the Rockies)

Charles McIntyre owns everything and everyone in the lawless, godless mining town of Defiance. When three good, Christian sisters from his beloved South show up stranded, alone, and offering to open a “nice” hotel, he is intrigued enough to let them stay…especially since he sees feisty middle sister Naomi as a possible conquest. But Naomi, angry with God for widowing her, wants no part of Defiance or the saloon-owning, prostitute-keeping Mr. McIntyre.

Scarlette (A Paranormal Fairy Tale)

Historical Fiction

Author: Davonna Juroe

Scarlette (A Paranormal Fairy Tale)

Ninety years before the Brothers Grimm penned their version of Little Red Riding Hood, a historic, gruesome series of events would shock all of Europe. In 1765, an unidentified wolf-like animal ferociously mauled dozens of peasants in the Gévaudan region of France.

Whispered rumors of unnatural creatures blended with age-old superstition, causing mass hysteria, and a werewolf was blamed for the carnage. Alarmed, King Louis XV sent his best huntsmen to rid the province of the beastly scourge, but this legendary massacre had only just begun.

Scarlette, an 18-year-old peasant, lives under this dark threat, knowing the nightmarish monster lurks in the surrounding forest. A poor seamstress, she labors to make ends meet and is skeptical of supernatural gossip. Until her grandmother survives an attack.

Across the Creek (Jesse & Sarah)

Contemporary Fiction

Author: Jeremy Asher

Across the Creek (Jesse & Sarah)

Life only gives you one first kiss.

And when Jesse Malone kissed Sarah Ramsey, he thought his life would change, but not in the way that it did. An unlikely childhood romance between a poor boy and a wealthy girl began the day Jesse decided to do the impossible and cross the creek. A love was born, one that would become their shelter, protecting them from the storms of their lives, until the day Jesse witnessed his mother’s murder, forcing him to leave his childhood home…and first love.

Bastard Husband: A Love Story

Advice & How-to

Author: Linda Lou

Bastard Husband: A Love Story

A humorous account of the author’s first year alone in Las Vegas after a midlife divorce from someone who was the perfect soulmate–until that one drink too many. The book is threaded with reflections of the relationship and shows how she transitioned from anger and sadness to doing stand-up comedy for the first time at age 46.

McKenzie

Religious Fiction

Author: Penny Zeller

McKenzie

Desperate times call for desperate measures is the reasoning that prompts McKenzie Worthington, a young lady of Boston’s high society, to respond to an ad for a mail-order bride for a man in the Montana Territory. McKenzie is desperate, after all, to save her beloved younger sister, Kaydie, from her evil, abusive husband, who robs banks for a living. And so, it is with reckless determination that McKenzie runs away from the comforts of home and hearth to head West and meet her new husband-whom she’ll divorce, of course, after she rescues her sister.

Wiggle Wiggle Boooooom!

Children’s eBooks

Author: Sharlene Alexander

Wiggle Wiggle Boooooom!

Lex is a hippo that loves to dance. Find out how she saves the day at the town’s parade. Children can’t wait to turn the page to find out what will happen to Lex. Start this adventure and find a great surprise at the end! This story has a great message about being yourself.

Flame Moon

Fantasy

Author: K.J. Jackson

Flame Moon

Skye Walters thought waking up on the side of a river with no memory was her biggest problem. She had no idea that the man who had saved her from drowning, the man she now depended on, Aiden, was more than mere mortal. A warrior of ancient.

No memory, nowhere to go, Skye stays in the mountain town, only to discover she herself, has unexplained powers. Her life, her destiny, are soon out of her control, as are her feelings for Aiden. The deeper Skye gets sucked into Aiden’s hidden world, the more the past, and who she really is, threatens her future, her love, her sanity.

Dark Light (The Dark Light Series)

Romance

Author: S.L. Jennings

Dark Light (The Dark Light Series)

Before her 20th birthday, Gabriella was pretty much clueless about all three. In love with her best guy friend since the age of 14 and too crass and intimidating for most of the male population of Colorado Springs, both love and good sex were virtually a myth.

And then there’s magic. Freakin’ magic. There’s no way that legend could have a place in her less than exciting life. So why after twenty years of utter obscurity do her adopted parents hit her with the ton of bricks that is her true identity? And how the heck is she supposed to accept all this and instantly become what she was destined to be?

The RichLife – Ten Investments For True Wealth

Advice & How-to

Author: Beau Henderson

The RichLife - Ten Investments For True Wealth

Do you have enough money? Are you taking care of your family? Do you know what to do with the money you have? Are you rich?

Here’s what you’ll learn within the covers of this life-changing book…

  • Wise Stewardship and creating favorable conditions for success.
  • How to master Your Money Map to be in the top 5%.
  • How to live your unique definition of a RichLife.
  • The connection between money and relationships.
  • How to quit repeating the same mistakes once and for all.
  • How to build a portfolio to ensure True Wealth.

Individually Twisted – A Teen Conspiracy

Teens

Author: David Pickering

Individually Twisted - A Teen Conspiracy

Rick and Drew and Beverly and Fo grow up in Knotty Oaks, a wealthy suburb north of Chicago. In seventh grade they decide they don’t want to end up working their adult lives away like their parents. In an effort to prevent that, the Crew boldly creates and develops a prosperous underground enterprise that earns them millions by senior year.

Oxford Whispers

Romance

Author: Marion Croslydon

Oxford Whispers

Madison LeBon is dead set against the dead. Her fresh start at Oxford University is a brand new beginning. She finally has a chance to turn the page on her psychic powers and cumbersome voodoo heritage. Snakes, dolls, ghosts, and spirits: Farewell…

Not quite. When the tragic lovers in a painting—the subject of her first history class—begin to haunt her, she must accept her gift before life imitates art. The lovers warn her against their own nemesis, a Puritan from the English Civil War. Unfortunately, said nemesis is now going all homicidal on Madison.

Needle

Biographies & Memoirs

Author: Craig Goodman

Needle

NEEDLE is a true story. Sometimes, I wish it wasn’t. Regardless, in many ways I still can’t believe it actually happened. After all, I’d graduated from a prestigious university, was reared in an affluent home and knew that drugs were for losers. In fact, I’m not even sure when the metamorphosis occurred—when I made the official leap from struggling musician to struggling junky—but it was definitely before I first stuck myself with a needle and began selling liquor camouflaged in fruit juice to underage children of the rich and famous.

The veil of deception would eventually be torn away when I was banished to that awful place, that asylum for the wretched, where another horrific decision would seal my fate with the watery wreckage of an international tragedy.

One Crazy Summer

Mystery & Thrillers

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 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.

The Deep and Snowy Wood (Christmas Picture Book)

Children’s eBooks

Author: Elwyn Tate, Elwyn Tate

The Deep and Snowy Wood (Christmas Picture Book)

A deer, a squirrel and a mole know a secret.

They know that once a year a very special person plays a brief visit to the Deep and Snowy wood. Who could this special person be?

… See the rest of today’s Editor’s Picks and the Kindle Daily Deal here on page 2

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