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

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A Room of My Own (Historical Fiction Best Sellers)

Religious Fiction

Author: Ann Tatlock

A Room of My Own (Historical Fiction Best Sellers)

Daughter of a prominent physician, Virginia Eide’s wealthy, idyllic life is forever altered when the Great Depression sweeps across the country. As she works alongside her father, giving medical aid and other assistance to the people of “Soo City,” a makeshift camp along the nearby railroad tracks, Virginia witnesses these down-and-out people rise above their circumstances while displaying an uncommon spirit of generosity and love. Virginia, in reaching out to them, develops a strength of character and compassion that will change the direction of her future while bringing a gift of hope to her family.

Zora and Nicky: A Novel in Black and White

Contemporary Fiction

Author: Claudia Mair Burney

Zora and Nicky: A Novel in Black and White

Zora Nella Hampton Johnson knows exactly where she comes from—and her daddy won’t let her forget. Of course for that privilege he keeps her in Prada and Kate Spade, Coach and YSL. He chooses her boyfriend, her car, her address, and ignores her love of painting, art, and the old ways of her grandaddy’s soulful AME church—where the hymns pleaded, cajoled, and raised the roof. Her daddy may be a preacher, but somewhere among the thousands of church members, the on-site coffee house, and the JumboTron, Zora lost God. And she wants Him back.

Disrupt: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business

Business & Investing

Author: Luke Williams

Disrupt: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business

In a business world of nonstop change, there’s only one way to win the game: Transform it entirely. This requires a revolution in thinking–a steady stream of disruptive strategies and unexpected solutions. In Disrupt, Luke Williams shows exactly how to generate those strategies and deliver those solutions.

You’ll learn why the most unexpected ideas draw the least competitors–and offer the greatest potential. Then, using many examples and a case study, you’ll walk through every step of transforming disruptive ideas from conception to breakthrough business strategy.

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

Business & Investing

Author: Richard Templar

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

The Rules of Management:  They’re surprisingly easy to learn and live by. Now, author Richard Templar has brought them all together in one place: the quick, irreverent The Rules of Management: A Definitive Code for Managerial Success. Templar covers everything from setting realistic targets to holding effective meetings; finding the right people to inspiring loyalty. Learn when and how to let your employees think they know more than you (even if they don’t)–and recognize when they really do!

Invisible

Romance

Author: Jeanne Bannon

Invisible

For seventeen-year-old Lola Savullo, life is a struggle. Born to funky parents who are more in than she could ever be, Lola’s dream of becoming a writer makes her an outsider even in her own home. Bullied and despised, Lola still has the support of her best pal Charlie and Grandma Rose.

Not only is she freakishly tall, Lola’s a big girl and when forced to wear a bathing suit at her summer job as a camp counselor, Lola’s only escape from deep embarrassment seems to be to literally vanish. Soon after, she discovers the roots of her new “ability.” Slowly, with Charlie’s help, Lola learns to control the new super power. The possibilities are endless. Yet power can be abused, too…

The Pleasure of pain

Contemporary Fiction

Author: Shameek Speight

The Pleasure of pain

Tess is a strong determined business woman by the day, and queen of the streets by night. She will stop at nothing to get the life she wants for herself and her three best friends along with her man, even if it means breaking old bonds and creating lifetime enemies. What she doesn’t realize is in the game of cut-throat there are no rules. Bless emerges on the scene after being recently released from prison only to find that things are not the way they were before he got locked up. The worst part is the person he has to fight is the person he least expected would betray him.

Ghosts of Rosewood Asylum

Horror

Author: Stephen Prosapio, Irina Ivanova

Ghosts of Rosewood Asylum

Zach Kalusky, host of Sci-D TV’s Xavier Paranormal Investigators, is ecstatic when he’s given the opportunity to explore the most haunted site in Chicago for a Halloween Special: Rosewood Asylum, a place long made off-limits by the local government, plagued by decades of mysterious fires and unexplained events. It’s Zach’s dream investigation- but there’s a catch: the network forces Xavier Paranormal Investigators to partner with the more dramatic-but less ethical-Demon Hunters. Now, Zach must fight for both his show’s integrity and his team’s loyalty while trying to protect his own secret: that he, himself, is possessed.


The Procedure

Mystery & Thrillers

Author: Margaret Belle

The Procedure

Unmarried and unwilling to wait for Mr. Perfect, Melanie Allen decides it’s time to have a child and enters the infertility program at the Upstate Family Clinic in Syracuse, New York; a decision that will cost her dearly.

Melanie’s horrifying journey starts, as do all roads to Hell, with good intentions. In this case, it’s an act of kindness, as she offers to lend a much needed hand at the clinic, which is owned and run by the famous infertility specialist, Dr. Reed Neumann. Almost immediately, Melanie senses that the clinic has dark secrets, and before long is unearthing evidence of Neumann’s terrifying research and medical procedures.

Until Forever (Women of Prayer)

Religious Fiction

Author: Darlene Shortridge

Until Forever (Women of Prayer)

A young family is torn apart by the devastating effects of alcoholism. Can healing take place in a relationship when an unforgivable act is committed? Will Jessi’s pain and Mark’s guilt keep them apart forever, or will unforeseen circumstances bind them together?

Gluten-Free Baking Classics for the Bread Machine

Cooking, Food & Wine

Author: Annalise G. Roberts

Gluten-Free Baking Classics for the Bread Machine

Bread may be the staff of life, but if it contains gluten it can trigger an allergic reaction, and even provoke serious digestive disorders like celiac disease. Consumers who love bread but must avoid gluten have long been at the mercy of mediocre products and high prices. With this timely cookbook, they can have their bread and eat it, too. Acclaimed author Analise Roberts developed these simple, foolproof recipes for the Zojirushi bread machine. Roberts’ outstanding recipes range from simple and satisfying Basic Sandwich Bread to complex and scrumptious Golden Italian Bread with Raisins and Fennel. She also offers ethnic breads like Challah and Babka and seasonal delights such as the irresistible Holiday Breakfast Bread.

The Doorknob Society (The Doorknob Society Saga)

Teens

Author: MJ Fletcher

The Doorknob Society (The Doorknob Society Saga)

Chloe Masters’s world changes in a heartbeat and all she did was touch a doorknob.

When she was young Chloe’s mother vanished. Wracked by feelings of abandonment and anger she lost herself traveling with her fathers magic act, where illusions were part of her everyday life. Yet everything changes when they are pursued by a mysterious man in black out to kill her father. Touching a doorknob activates abilities she never knew she had and she finds herself thrust into a world of ancient societies and secrets.

Pinpoint

Mystery & Thrillers

Author: Sheila Mary Taylor

Pinpoint

When criminal lawyer Julia Grant interviews Sam Smith who has been charged with a vicious murder, she feels a strange connection to him.

Has she met him before? Does he hold a key to her lost childhood memories? He feels a connection too. “Julia, you are the only one who can help me,” he pleads.

Is it the same connection? Does he know something she cannot recall?

The Santa Exclusive: A Christmas Novella

Religious Fiction

Author: Brent Boswell, Dee Sparks, Sarah Hunt, Susan Ewing

The Santa Exclusive: A Christmas Novella

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

Dust Devils

Action & Adventure

Author: Roger Smith

Dust Devils

Framed for murdering his family, South African journalist Robert Dell’s only ally is his oldest enemy: his father, an ex-CIA hitman with one last shot at redemption. Hunting the real killer, father and son take a bloody road trip into the heart of darkness, uncovering a conspiracy reaching to the highest levels of the state.

God Has Better Things to do Than My Laundry (and Other Observations by an Overly Dramatic Mom)

Humor

Author: Heather Nestleroad, Shannon Janeczek

God Has Better Things to do Than My Laundry (and Other Observations by an Overly Dramatic Mom)

If you’ve ever tackled a mound of laundry taller than you, made reservations instead of dinner, turned to prayer to deal with your teenage daughters, and accidentally wet yourself laughing at your best friend, then you’ll like this book, which can be enjoyed by parents, chocolate lovers, and coffee drinkers of all types. Read about how Heather learned to like (and order) coffee, explores her questions about the purpose of our lives, bares her neurotic confessions, and details conversations you’ll swear you just had with someone in your family.

SOUND OF BLOOD (A Jake Scarne Thriller)

Mystery & Thrillers

Author: Lawrence De Maria

SOUND OF BLOOD (A Jake Scarne Thriller)

Two assassins were just following orders when they eliminated a pesky reporter threatening corporate secrets. Unfortunately for them — and their billionaire boss — the reporter had a devastating secret of his own. Now, the killers have set off a chain reaction of revenge that threatens a financial empire built on murder, sex, fraud and political corruption.

Enter Jake Scarne, a rogue New York City cop turned private eye who is sent to Florida by a grieving father to uncover the truth about his son’s death. Bodies pile up from coast to coast as Scarne finds himself in the crosshairs of a powerful media baron, vicious mobsters, various sets of homicide cops, the F.B.I. – and a beautiful, amoral woman that men hate to love, but do.

Candy Store (Contemporary Romance)

Romance

Author: Bella Andre

Candy Store (Contemporary Romance)

On the verge of losing her candy store, Callie Moore decides to blot out her troubles with a tall, dark, handsome stranger. Derek McNear isn’t about to turn down a cute, curvy woman at his best friend’s wedding reception. But the next day, when Callie discovers that Derek is the consultant she has hired to save her store, they find it difficult to concentrate on business…

The Last American Martyr

Contemporary Fiction

Author: Tom Winton

The Last American Martyr

Thomas Soles may very well be the last American martyr. This self-described “simple man” writes a book that is so powerful it brings back to life the all-but-dead international labor movement. The response to his thoughts and perceptions are astounding. Around the globe, from pole to pole, America to Zimbabwe, the footsteps of marching workers begin to tremor the earth. But not everyone is pleased.

There’s a tight-knit, elitist clique that is absolutely livid over the thoughts and ideals that fill the pages of Tom’s book. And when he and his wife, Elaina, return home from Sweden, they realize just how dangerous this profit-hungry mob can be.

Mark of the Princess (The Kingdom Chronicles)

Fantasy

Author: B.C. Morin

Mark of the Princess (The Kingdom Chronicles)

The feisty and determined faerie Princess Alannah is many things, but she never thought she would be the key to her people’s destruction.

Kidnapped for a power she does not yet possess, Alannah finds herself in the clutches of the most malevolent sorcerer of her time. Maligo. Alannah escapes her prison with help from the handsome and stalwart warrior faerie, Brennus.

A Tide of Shadows (The Chronicles of Llars)

Fantasy

Author: Tom Bielawski

A Tide of Shadows (The Chronicles of Llars)

Carym of Hyrum is a respected village hero until he is wrongly accused of rebellion and murder. Saved from execution at the hands of the authorities by the very band of rebels he despises, Carym must risk everything to repay the criminals for his freedom by undertaking a dangerous quest for a vial of water from the mythical Everpool.

Forever Blessed (Women of Prayer)

Religious Fiction

Author: Darlene Shortridge

Forever Blessed (Women of Prayer)

A young mother is on the run from an abusive husband with her three children in tow. Does Laney find safety from a controlling manipulating spouse? Does Paul track her down and make her pay for her disobedience? Where does God fit into all this?

Visions of the Coming Days: What to Look For and How to Prepare

Religion & Spirituality

Author: R. Loren Sandford

Visions of the Coming Days: What to Look For and How to Prepare

Sandford casts a prophetic vision for Christians everywhere during these uncertain times. Using Amos 2 and 3, he presents detailed predictions of the days to come. He reveals the pattern of indictments and penalties leveled against Israel back then that mirror America and the Western world today.Yet within his sober reflection, he reveals the heart of the Father and the hope of glory for the body of Christ.

War Stories: An Enlisted Marine In Vietnam

Biographies & Memoirs

Author: Stephen MacDonald

War Stories: An Enlisted Marine In Vietnam

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

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

Reprisal

Contemporary Fiction

Author: Colin Nelson

Reprisal

What if terrorists used American children as weapons of mass destruction? It’s already started with the disappearance of the Somali boys from Minnesota. Small pox was eradicated from the planet in 1979. For future research, two repositories of the deadly virus were set up in Atlanta, Georgia and Vector, Russia. When an Islamic terrorist group steals samples of the virus from Russia, they need human hosts to carry the disease and infect defenseless Americans. Release of the virus is about to explode until a criminal defense lawyer gets involved.

Presenting to Win: The Art of Telling Your Story, Updated and Expanded Edition

Business & Investing

Author: Jerry Weissman

Presenting to Win: The Art of Telling Your Story, Updated and Expanded Edition

Thirty million presentations will be given today. Millions will fail. Millions more will be received with yawns. A rare few will establish the most profound connection, in which presenter and audience understand each other perfectly…discover common ground… and, together, decide to act.

Weissman shows how to connect with even the toughest, most high-level audiences…and move them to action. He teaches presenters how to dump those PowerPoint templates once and for all and tell compelling stories that focus on what’s in it for the audience.

Relative Danger

Contemporary Fiction

Author: Charles Benoit

Relative Danger

Young Doug Pearce, just fired from his steady job in the brewery, has never strayed far from home. But he’s always found stories of his Uncle Russ, the family black sheep, fascinating. In comes a letter from an old friend of his dead uncle inviting him up to Toronto. Doug, at loose ends and bored with killing time, accepts. On arrival, he learns that wealthy and glamorous Edna wants Doug to solve the murder of Russell Pearce and exonerate the chief suspect. And what about the legendary red diamond he was thought to be smuggling?

Doug, nervous but game, agrees to play detective. How bad can it be to jet off to a glamour spot or two and have an adventure?

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

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