Happy Saturday! If you’re a fan of the zombie apocalypse stories by Joshua Guess, you’re in luck — his entire “Living With the Dead” series is at the top of the Buffet today — all six books. 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.)

science fiction & fantasy > contemporary

45 reviews 4.2

Author: Joshua Guess, Annetta Ribken, Rachel Ayers, Lori Whitwam

Living With the Dead: Year One

This eBook collects the first two Living With the Dead eBooks into one. This work contains. “LWtD: With Spring Comes The Fall” and “LWtD: The Bitter Seasons” as well as a large amount of bonus content.

Living With the Dead is a serialized story of everyday life at the beginning of and during the zombie apocalypse. Its original format was and is an almost daily blog.

Told in the author’s own voice, LWtD is the story of a group of survivors in central Kentucky, working to stay alive amid the violence and chaos of a crumbling civilization. Faced with threats and challenges that tax their endurance and force them to make terrible choices, the story follows the survivors day to day.

From the viewpoint of one man and his friends, the answer to the question of what people will become when the rules no longer apply begins to emerge. For some, it is violent conflict.

For others who only want to live in peace, this is a journey toward understanding that in a world of the dead, the only choice is to truly live.

Living With the Dead: With Spring Comes the Fall (Book 1)

science fiction & fantasy > contemporary

35 reviews 4.1

Author: Joshua Guess, Courtney Hahn, Treesong

Living With the Dead: With Spring Comes the Fall (Book 1)

Living With the Dead is an ongoing survival horror story set in the zombie apocalypse. Its original format was and is a serialized daily blog.

When the world falls apart and the true nature of mankind is revealed, a small group of survivors in Kentucky make a go of holding their ground and building again. Through hordes of undead and bands of ruthless marauders, they come together with a common purpose. Over the days and months, they begin to learn that when the world is filled with the dead, the only choice is to learn how to truly live.

science fiction & fantasy > contemporary

9 reviews 3.8

Author: Joshua Guess, Patrick Rooney, Courtney Hahn, Treesong, Aaron Moreland

Living With the Dead: The Bitter Seasons (Book 2)

Living With the Dead is a serialized story set in real time at the beginning of and during the zombie apocalypse. This volume collects the second six months of the story’s first year.

As the group of survivors in Kentucky grows and the compound evolves into a true community, new hope rises. The struggle to live has become a cooperative effort by many to build something new. Though the threat of the zombie hoards and violent marauders is ever-present, the citizens of the compound discover new allies and friends, and new hope. The effort of merely existing fades as the growing community discovers that it is possible to truly live in a world of the dead.

Living With the Dead: The Hungry Land (Book 3)

science fiction & fantasy > contemporary

13 reviews 4.7

Author: Joshua Guess

Living With the Dead: The Hungry Land (Book 3)

One year after the zombie plague ravaged humanity in what would become known as The Fall, the survivors in Kentucky struggle on. They have faced swarms of undead and war with living men, but in the third collection of the story they face their most powerful enemy yet.

Each other.

Written in journal format (in this case, as a blog), Living With the Dead is the day-to-day story of life and living in the zombie apocalypse. Told in real time, you can join the narrator in the struggle to survive, to unite, and to build again while faced with danger, betrayal, and dwindling resources.

In a world of the dead, the only option is to learn how to truly live.

Living With the Dead: The Wild Country (Book 4)

science fiction & fantasy > contemporary

17 reviews 4.6

Author: Joshua Guess

Living With the Dead: The Wild Country (Book 4)

In the latter half of the second year after The Fall, mankind is beginning to grow once again. The survivors in Frankfort, Kentucky have battled the undead, thrown off attacks from human oppressors, and finally managed to achieve something like peace.

Keeping the tenuous alliances and friendships with other distant settlements strong has become vitally important. Though many colonies of living people have been created from the ashes of civilization, the land between is deadly.

In this volume, travel along dangerous roads to new locations, meet others who have made their stand against the end of the world. See an America destroyed by chaos, but populated with a people defiant in the face of the end of all they knew.

Living With the Dead: This New Disease (Book 5)

science fiction & fantasy > contemporary

7 reviews 5

Author: Joshua Guess

Living With the Dead: This New Disease (Book 5)

In this pivotal volume of Living With the Dead, survivors all across the country struggle against a new breed of zombie, living enemies bent on murder and destruction, and even larger threats almost impossible to fight.

Two years after The Fall, the cataclysm brought on by the zombie plague, survivors everywhere are building a new world. The cost has been high, both physically and mentally. How will the tenuous civilization emerging from the wreckage of what was manage under an onslaught from forces beyond their control?

Read on and discover that beyond the need to truly live comes the hard choice on how to move forward. In the face of dire adversity, can the survivors in Kentucky stay on the right path?

Extinction Point – Book One

horror > science fiction & fantasy

305 reviews 4.2

Author: Paul Jones

Extinction Point - Book One

Reporter Emily Baxter has a great job, an apartment in Manhattan, and a boyfriend she loves. All that changes the day the red rain falls from a cloudless sky. Just hours after the first reports from Europe, humanity is on the brink of extinction, wiped from the face of the earth in a few bloody moments, leaving Emily alone in an empty city. As she struggles to grasp the reality of her situation, Emily becomes the final witness to the end of our world… and the birth of a terrifying new one.

The world she knew and loved is dead and gone. Now Emily must try to find a way out of New York as the truth behind the red rain is revealed: the earth no longer belongs to humanity.

The Girl in the Italian Bakery

memoirs > parenting & relationships

147 reviews 4.2

Author: Kenneth Tingle

The Girl in the Italian Bakery

Life didn’t do Kenny Tingle any favors. In The Girl in the Italian Bakery, follow his journey from childhood in a tough housing project north of Boston, the abduction and disappearance of a childhood friend, to the complete destruction of a family. His introduction to crime and the years he spent in foster homes. The poor choices he made in high school and the startling climax on prom night. Although he never has trouble meeting girls, the one girl he longs for always seems out of reach. The Girl in the Italian Bakery is the remarkably true story of always keeping hope, even when there is little left to hope for. This is a story of surviving through extreme adversity, and, ultimately, redemption.

Everything I Never Wanted to Be

biographies & memoirs > women > humor & entertainment

91 reviews 4.7

Author: Dina Kucera

Everything I Never Wanted to Be

Everything I Never Wanted to Be by Dina Kucera is the true story of a family’s battle with alcoholism and drug addiction. Dina’s grandparents were alcoholics, her father was an alcoholic, she is an alcoholic and pill addict, and all three of her daughters struggle with alcohol and drug addiction–including her youngest daughter, who started using heroin at age fourteen.

Dina’s household also includes her husband and his unemployed identical twin; a mother who has Parkinson’s Disease; a grandson who has cerebral palsy; and other people who drift in and out of the household depending on their employment situation or rehab status.

On top of all that, Dina is trying to make it as a stand-up comic and author so she can quit her crummy job as a grocery store clerk. Through it all, Dina does her best to hold her family together, keep her faith, and maintain her sense of humor.

Year of the Dead (Sustainable Earth)

horror > science fiction & fantasy

89 reviews 4.2

Author: Jack J. Lee

Year of the Dead (Sustainable Earth)

An advanced alien civilization sends out probes to study and preserve different planetary cultures and biospheres. A probe evaluates Earth and determines that humanity is headed toward extinction due to self-inflicted environmental degradation. In order to make Earth sustainable and to save humanity, the probe decides that Earth’s population must be radically reduced.

The probe is programmed with prime directives that force it to make all interventions culturally appropriate. Since pop culture is full of movies describing the end of the world by zombies and vampires, the probe manufactures viruses that create an outbreak of these creatures. Ninety-eight percent of humanity is wiped out by culturally-sensitive environmentalist aliens who are here to save us.

This is a story of people living in Salt Lake City, Utah when the alien probe destroys the world. The unlucky, slow, and foolish die quickly. This isn’t a typical zombie apocalypse story about a bunch of victims wandering the world slowly getting picked off one-by-one. This novel is about people, who refuse to be victims. They understand that the only way to survive is to band together and to control their environment. The aliens, zombies, and vampires need to be taught that on Earth the top predator will always be human.

Coming Home (Jackson Falls Series)

women’s fiction > contemporary women

70 reviews 4.7

Author: Laurie Breton

Coming Home (Jackson Falls Series)

The year is 1974, and aspiring songwriter Casey Bradley is just eighteen years old when handsome, charismatic singer Danny Fiore sweeps into her life and turns it upside down.  The first time she looks into Danny’s turbulent blue eyes, Casey is ready to toss aside her entire future for a man who will almost certainly break her heart.

Together with guitar wizard Rob MacKenzie, Casey writes the songs that catapult Danny to a fame beyond their wildest imaginings.  But life with Danny isn’t what she expected.  The road to success is loaded with land mines, and rivers of darkness flow through her troubled marriage.  Every time Danny breaks her heart, it’s Rob who picks her up, dusts her off, and glues the pieces back together.

It isn’t until she suffers an unimaginable loss that Casey begins to question who she is and what she really wants from life. As she searches for herself amid the wreckage, she discovers the bittersweet truth that the choices a woman makes at thirty can differ vastly from those she made at eighteen.

Guardian (The Guardian)

science fiction & fantasy > contemporary

69 reviews 4.8

Author: Gillian Joy, Brittany Carrigan

Guardian (The Guardian)

Headstrong and determined, Hannah always knew that she would become the Guardian. She was the keeper and the protector of all supernatural. What she didn’t expect was that it would mean she would have to endure the agonising death of her mother first hand as their supernatural connection brings her to her knees, or that it would mean that she could never be with the man she loved.
Blond haired, blue eyed Gabriel was her handsome childhood friend, but would circumstances prevent her from ever being able to explore her true feelings for him?

Taming Clay

romance > western

67 reviews 4.3

Author: Raeann Blake

Taming Clay

Surly didn’t begin to describe Clay Cardell. A lifetime of experience taught him not to love and never to trust, but he desperately needed a business manager. What he got was a spunky, high-tempered woman who tilted his world more than a little off-center. But if he had learned anything in his life, it was to not expect her to stick around. You don’t trust a woman, any woman, to not just disappear.

Hailey Lambert just needed a shot. Montana was a long way from New Mexico and she just needed one chance to prove she could do the job. She was warned that Clay Cardell would not be the easiest man to work for. After their initial meeting she thought they might have understated that just a tad. The fact that her heart did some kind of somersault when she first saw him didn’t really concern her. If she could deal with the man’s attitude, she could certainly deal with some little physical reaction. Right? Well… maybe not.

Christmas Roses

religion & spirituality > fiction > historical

64 reviews 4.6

Author: Amanda Cabot

Christmas Roses

Celia Anderson doesn’t need anything for Christmas except a few more boarders, which are hard to come by in this small mining town. She certainly doesn’t have a husband on her Christmas wish list. But when a wandering carpenter finds lodging at her boarding house, she admits that she might remarry if she found the right man–the kind of man who would bring her roses for Christmas. It would take a miracle to get roses during a harsh Wyoming winter. But Christmas, after all, is the time for miracles . . .Amanda Cabot invites readers to cozy up with a romantic, heartwarming tale of the greatest gift of all–love.

The Eighth Sea

genre fiction > historical > romance

58 reviews 4.3

Author: Nancy Sprowell Geise

The Eighth Sea

In the cold, black hold of a sailing ship, a young woman lies dying, tormented that her death will mean nothing. No one will know. No one will care. Only the will to find a purpose for her life keeps breath in her exhausted body.

Far away, a soft Carolina breeze touches a mother’s face as she peers into the night sky, agonizing over the loss of her infant daughter nineteen years before. A haunting vision that will not leave her—it whispers of a living tie, still unbroken, to that baby long ago. Worlds apart and unaware of one another, the mother and daughter fight their lonely battles for survival.

Between them—a man rising to greatness with the new America will bring them together.

City of Whispers

fiction > action & adventure

55 reviews 4.5

Author: Katherine Sorin

City of Whispers

When an epidemic turns most New Yorkers into vampires, a handful of remaining humans find themselves struggling to survive in a quarantined Manhattan. As their numbers dwindle, Ailis Laurent undergoes a transformation of her own: she becomes a hardened vampire killer.

Doug and Carlie

romance > contemporary

39 reviews 4.9

Author: Lisa Smartt

Doug and Carlie

Carlie Ann Davidson only has $167.29 in the bank. She’s 10 years late on college and 37 lbs. over the ideal weight chart. When she’s not in her college classes, she’s stocking shelves at the Dollar General Store in Commerce, Georgia, and wondering why SO many people eat pork n beans. But Carlie has dreams, dreams of love and literary success. With the humorous and engaging backdrop of small town characters and culture, Carlie realizes she’s not a loser at all. Just a late bloomer. The good news? Sometimes there are rewards for late bloomers.

That’s a Wrap! 29 Easy and Elegant Head-Wrapping Styles for the Tressless Chemo Babe

fitness & dieting > beauty & fashion books > self-help

34 reviews 5

Author: Lou Gideon

That's a Wrap! 29 Easy and Elegant Head-Wrapping Styles for the Tressless Chemo Babe

Written specifically for women facing chemotherapy-related hair loss, That’s a Wrap! teaches the reader a multitude of step-by-step, head wrapping plans. With over 170 instructional color photos taken during the author’s own tress-less months, you’ll see firsthand how the she transformed her own time of being bald into a uniquely positive experience. Inspiring, entertaining, problem-solving, supportive!

Treasure of Saint-Lazare

mystery, thriller & suspense > historical

29 reviews 4.4

Author: John Pearce

Treasure of Saint-Lazare

An old lover brings a cryptic letter to Paris, pulling Eddie Grant reluctantly into a treacherous web of intrigue and death — but giving him a slim chance to find the terrorists who murdered his family seven years before. It launches him on a dangerous quest through Paris and the Loire Valley for the most valuable piece of Nazi loot that remains missing, a famous Raphael self-portrait from the early 16th century, along with the crates of Nazi bullion that accompanied it — all intended to finance the Fourth Reich.

Sudden Deception (A Jill Oliver Thriller)

mystery & thrillers > women sleuths

27 reviews 4

Author: Judith Price

Sudden Deception (A Jill Oliver Thriller)

Jill is a terrorist profiler for the US Marshal Special Operations Group and former Remote Viewer for the FBI. When her new husband David, a war correspondent for Time, disappears while on assignment in the Middle East, Jill embarks upon a journey deep into the region to find him.

Deception and danger plague her every move. Her only hope is the help of a mysterious and handsome Arabian man who escorts her to the foothills on the Turkmenistan/Afghanistan border. Ultimately, however, Jill is left on her own in a sinister web of intrigue. As she overcomes both fear of external dangers and her internal demons, she learns what true deception really is.

The protagonist, Jill Oliver, is a contemporary American heroine–a fresh new take on the popular type of action hero previously embodied by Jack Bauer of the hit series “24” and the characters of Tom Clancy, James Patterson and other bestselling authors.


fiction > erotica

21 reviews 4.8

Author: Shayne McClendon


Aubrey Price has been in love with Elliot McAllister most of her life. Working for his family’s company, watching him run wild with other women, she knows there is more to him than the gorgeous and successful playboy he portrays to the world. That he’s a man worthy of her love and respect.

Not that she has any business even thinking about him in regards to love…

Three and a Half Virgins

genre fiction > coming of age

20 reviews 4.3

Author: John Blumenthal

Three and a Half Virgins

If you’re a woman, how would you react if the man who broke your heart twenty years ago tracked you down to apologize? And if you’re that man, what would motivate you to do something that bold and unpredictable, and what would you expect to happen? Would sparks be re-ignited?

It all begins when our hapless hero’s wife leaves him for the guy up the block. After a mostly unsuccessful attempt at Internet dating, he finds himself revisiting his reckless past. Engulfed by nostalgia, he’s suddenly gripped by pleasant memories and sexual fantasies of three old flames — Laura, Samantha and Molly — all of whom happened to have been virgins when he first met each of them twenty years before.

But the warm refuge of the past soon gives way to icy reality as he confronts the sobering details of how maliciously he tricked, seduced and broke each of their hearts. Overcome by remorse and tantalized by curiosity, he finds a way to reshape his past.

Which, if any of the virgins will our hero end up with after his quest? The answer will surprise you, as “Three and a Half Virgins” transports you back and forth through time, and ultimately suggests that the past is not necessarily prologue.

The Magical Dragon’s Three Gifts (A Beautifully Illustrated Children’s Picture Book; Perfect Bedtime Story)

children’s books > fairy tales, folk tales & myths > dragons

18 reviews 4.3

Author: Rachel Yu

The Magical Dragon's Three Gifts (A Beautifully Illustrated Children's Picture Book; Perfect Bedtime Story)

Add one kind deed, a sprinkle of magical dragon, three dashes of surprising gifts, a smidgen of wicked innkeeper; mix well and you’ll get a mouthwatering, adventurous bowl of Bear Cub’s story time recipe.

Scoop up a spoonful of this delicious book and enjoy.

Follow Bear Cub’s tale as he shows just how far a good heart goes.

thrillers > spy stories & tales of intrigue

17 reviews 4.9

Author: Roy Berelowitz

Eves of Destruction

An FBI counter terrorism team operating in Afghanistan is ambushed. One survivor, a veteran agent named Casey Jennings, endures a brutal run for survival from the Taliban. Before reaching safety, she makes a shocking discovery, the magnitude of which is not immediately apparent.

Unusual circumstances bring Casey together with a retired KGB officer into an awkward alliance as they struggle to stop another rogue KGB agent from activating an old Soviet plot. Casey is initially reluctant to work with the retired agent, but when he reveals a personal motivation for stopping his former colleague, they develop a common bond.

Eves of Destruction takes the reader on a rollercoaster ride of action and suspense in Afghanistan, Rome and London and finally to San Francisco where the retired KGB agent, the FBI and the police work desperately to prevent a massive terrorist attack on an American institution.

fantasy > epic

16 reviews 4.8

Author: M.M. Reid

Underground Ring: Book 1

“One day I would be the greatest monster the world had ever seen. I would be the one standing and watching as flames leveled country’s largest city. But it wasn’t always like this…”

His childhood home destroyed and in search of vengeance, teenage Augrais struggles to master his new supernatural abilities and fight against a powerful demon who is hunting him, and his friends. When he becomes more powerful than anyone imagined, his lust for revenge propels Augrais down a dark path that threatens to swallow up not only his humanity, but the world itself.

James Bond: Byte Sized

cinematography > humor & entertainment

15 reviews 4.5

Author: David Leigh

James Bond: Byte Sized

A collection of updated articles first published between 2002 and 2012 on the website “The James Bond Dossier” covering the books of Ian Fleming and Eon Production’s film series, which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary.

While the James Bond books were extremely popular, it was the films that created the phenomenal global success of agent 007 that continues today, half a century after Dr No, the first of the James Bond films, was premiered in London 1962.

“James Bond: Byte Sized” is divided into six different sections covering “50 Years of Cinematic James Bond”, “Food and Drink”, “Locations”, “Cars”, “Lifestyle” and “Collecting” and weighs in at some 15,000 words.

Articles cover why the gun barrel should return, the seven best pre-title sequences from the James Bond movies, a recipe for Scrambled Eggs James Bond and details of various locations from the books as well as the movie “Casino Royale” (2006). It also includes a section on further reading, listing Ian Fleming’s 007 novels, which are now available for Kindle, as well as a number of other titles referenced in the text.

Calculated Loss (Madeline Carter)

mystery > women sleuths

15 reviews 4.1

Author: Linda L. Richards

Calculated Loss (Madeline Carter)

High finance and haute cuisine . . . a recipe for murder

It’s been years since former stockbroker Madeline Carter bothered thinking about her gastronomically gifted ex-husband, Chef Braydon Gauthier. Between quitting her soul-sucking career and discovering what life is like during daylight hours she’s been kind of busy. But when Madeline learns Braydon took his own life, she drops everything and hightails it to the funeral.

It doesn’t take long to realize Braydon’s death is more murder than suicide. Madeline knows her ex would never have prepared himself a poison-laced dinner of duck a l’orange — let alone pair it with a big, beefy Shiraz! The culinary star would have eaten fast food first.

So who’s responsible? Madeline definitely has her suspicions, but one thing’s clear: in the pressure-cooker world of high cuisine and higher stakes, a reputation is worth killing for.

Family Business (The Second Charon Family Adventure)

women’s fiction > single women

14 reviews 5

Author: Rod Pennington

Family Business (The Second Charon Family Adventure)

Meet the Charons. They’re your typical dysfunctional family of four of the world’s best assassins. Father Michael is the former head of a covert arm of the CIA that did so much “wet work” it was code named “Water Works.” Mother Valerie is a legendary femme fatale whose steamy sexuality has been luring men to their demise for nearly three decade.

Then there are the twins, Seth and Olivia. While barely into their twenties, they have already delivered on several high-profile contracts. Seth is very much his father’s son and is calm and calculating. Olivia, on the other hand, has been out of control since she reached puberty. With her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit body and the face of an angel, combined with lethal martial arts skills, she is a force to be reckoned with.

MEET JESUS, The Alchemist – Discover The Next Evolutionary Step for Humanity

religion & spirituality > occult > astral projection

14 reviews 4.8

Author: Nano Daemon

MEET JESUS, The Alchemist - Discover The Next Evolutionary Step for Humanity

This is not a religious book and traditional Christians may find it offensive. It is an analysis of the Man called Jesus who had attained Mastery and claimed his Divinity. It is an attempt to lift him from the domain of Mystery into the domain of Mastery where he rightfully belongs. It offers a fresh perspective on the Miracles of Jesus and how these are innate and latent abilities within each one of us waiting to be awakened, as evidenced by Jesus when he said: “You too can do all these things, AND MORE”
This Book will demystify the many miracles Jesus performed and demonstrate how you too can do the same and more – as he promised. This book shows you that this is not only possible for you, but it is indeed happening now. Many individuals are performing the very miracles Jesus was performing, the evidence is all around us but we fail to recognise them as such.

Easy Coffee Cake Recipes – 20 Delicious Recipes with Cream, Blueberries, Chocolate, Streusel (The joys of coffee)

cookbooks, food & wine > baking > cakes

14 reviews 4.6

Author: Jeen van der Meer

Easy Coffee Cake Recipes - 20 Delicious Recipes with Cream, Blueberries, Chocolate, Streusel (The joys of coffee)

It is not like baking a loaf of bread, nor is it as complicated as making a regular cake. Coffee cakes combine effortlessly and bake up into a nice hot sweet treat in a matter very little time. You can go from scratch to eating a slice in less than an hour, and coffee cakes are best piping hot right out of the oven.

WhiteSpace: Episode 1

genre fiction > horror

14 reviews 4.6

Author: Sean Platt, David Wright

WhiteSpace: Episode 1

From the Kings of the Serial, Sean Platt and David Wright, who brought you the post-apocalyptic series, “Yesterday’s Gone,” comes the new sci-fi horror series, “WhiteSpace.”

Hamilton Island seems like the perfect home.  The Puget Sound bedroom community has it all — beautiful homes with white picket fences, a thriving tech sector, and one of the best school systems in the state. But not everything is as it seems.

And on the morning of September 1, the veil is lifted in a school shooting that will shake the island to its core, and expose an evil dynasty and a dark conspiracy that threatens the future of our species.

Season of the Serpent: Book One

science fiction & fantasy > contemporary

14 reviews 3.9

Author: David Nova

Season of the Serpent: Book One

The year is 1982. Paul Venturi is just an average, socially awkward college freshman hiding his extra-terrestrial genesis in the closet, hoping to start a brand new life on campus. Unfortunately, his reemerging telepathy and the shadow of covert government surveillance make fitting in a daunting task. But when an enigmatic Serpent in the guise of a college stoner pressures him to smoke the forbidden weed, Paul is thrust into a mind-bending world of government coverups, Gnostic revelations, and dark conspiracies.

Catapulted over the rainbow, Paul lands in the Astral realm of Yin’Dru where competing factions of immortals are locked in a bitter, cosmic stalemate waging a secret Cold War over the destiny of the human race. A reluctant Paul is cast in the starring role of Adam – a higher sentient human groomed to become their celebrity-messiah. However a sinister faction sees him as the perfect pawn to steer the United States and Soviet Union toward a nuclear Apocalypse.

Branding for Good (Branding for Good: The Step-by-Step Brand Strategy Guide for Startups Before Hiring a Branding Agency or Graphic Designer)

business & investing > marketing & sales

13 reviews 5

Author: Andrea Shillington

Branding for Good (Branding for Good: The Step-by-Step Brand Strategy Guide for Startups Before Hiring a Branding Agency or Graphic Designer)

In this Step-by-Step Brand Strategy Guide Andrea Shillington shows startups everything they need to know before hiring a branding agency or graphic designer.

Before you launch your business into the confines of the business world start with this branding process to help unlock your creative genius and clarify your brand’s purpose, vision, values, positioning, promise and name. This book will help you to breathe life into the power of your creation.

In Jacob’s Shadow

children’s books > mysteries & detectives

13 reviews 4.8

Author: Hugh Ranson, Elena Ibbetson

In Jacob's Shadow

Thirteen-year-old Sam Hill lives in the shadow of his outgoing, girl-hugging, infuriating twin, Jacob, who also happens to have Down syndrome. To make matters worse, the Hills live on the mountain overlooking Santa Barbara, far from Sam’s school and friends. His one passion is soccer, and while out training on the mountain one evening, he witnesses an arsonist fleeing the scene of a fire. His early warning helps the clear the mountain, but the fire burns down into the town, and hundreds of homes and four lives are lost. The day after the fire, in a chance encounter, the arsonist threatens to harm Jacob if Sam should tell anyone what he’s seen. As Sam pays more attention to Jacob in his efforts to protect him, his frosty feelings towards Jacob thaw, and he sees how they complement one another.

Unfortunately for Sam, he has a history of playing with matches and becomes the top suspect of the police. In order to protect his brother, and under increasing pressure from the arsonist, Sam is forced to confess to the crime. As events begin to spin out of control for the true fire starter, he seeks out the twins to silence them forever. Sam must use all his wits and reserves of strength to protect Jacob in the ultimate trial by fire.

romance > fantasy & futuristic

13 reviews 4.7

Author: Laurie Lyons


PARANORMAL ROMANCE. Lucy is a bright eyed, fiery redhead with a quick wit and a photographic memory. On the night of the spring equinox, Lucy meets Nathaniel, a dark and mysterious man who at first appears to have amnesia. Lucy feels inexplicably drawn to Nathaniel and is amazed to discover that he is invisible to everyone but herself. Fearing she is going insane–or worse, losing her photographic memory–Lucy goes on a hunt for answers. What she learns turns her world upside down.

Joy Writing: Discover and Develop Your creative voice

publishing & books > authorship

12 reviews 4.9

Author: Kenn Amdahl

Joy Writing: Discover and Develop Your creative voice

An entertaining and readable introduction to creative writing by the author of There Are No Electrons, The Land of Debris and the Home of Alfredo, Jumper and the Bones, Revenge of the Pond Scum, and co author of Algebra Unplugged and Calculus for Cats. Features examples from over 50 authors, from Shakespeare to Donald Trump. Blurbs by George Garrett, Reg Saner, Edward Ormondroyd, Barbara Steiner, Leslie O’Kane, and Francine Mathews.

The Witch Stones – Gathering Of The Covens

genre fiction > family saga

11 reviews 4.4

Author: C.S. Anderson

The Witch Stones - Gathering Of The Covens

A Dark Sorcerer secretly plots the assassination of his strongest rival – A lovely and powerful witch. Her death rouses the usually hidden covens to search out the killer.

At the same time, this sorcerer is gathering magical artifacts which will augment his own magic and allow him to take over the world.

The reclusive witches are forced to not only work together, but to solicit the help of kings, dwarves and common soldiers in their fight against the power-hungry sorcerer.

As the motley crew of uneasy allies fight together, they realize they are sure to lose the battle, when a strange new player with unknown powers enters the mix. Forces of Light and Dark and the unknown clash in battle with the outcome in question.

Rejected – Four Week Mini Bible Study (Becoming Press Mini Bible Studies)

religion & spirituality

10 reviews 4.4

Author: Heather Bixler

Rejected - Four Week Mini Bible Study (Becoming Press Mini Bible Studies)

In this four week mini Bible Study you will discover the power of acceptance in your life. The acceptance we all have from God, and why it’s important to accept our self, flaws and all. Rejection is a powerful force in our life and our Christian walk. It effects our confidence in God and His call on our life. But little do we know the power we have to let go of the control it has on us.

Rejection is also an attitude that results in an action that looks a lot like putting space between you and someone who has hurt you.  I pray this book will bless you in a way where you will release idols and embrace acceptance in your life rather than the lie of rejection.


children’s books > social situations > self-esteem & self-respect

9 reviews 4.9

Author: Dana Lehman, Judy Lehman


Sammy enjoys visiting new places, so he decides to take his friends to an enchanted forest called Whispering Willows. Along the way and through Paradise Pond, Bucky realizes that with practice and confidence, he can finally swim! Join Sammy and his friends on a journey that will have them swimming for frogs, swinging through the forest, and building a tree house. Magical things happen in Whispering Willows…if you believe in yourself!

Maggie Mouse Gets Lost (Maggie Mouse Children Book Series)

children’s books > animals > mice, hamsters, guinea pigs & squirrels

8 reviews 5

Author: Haley Moonspur, S. Kalinauskaite

Maggie Mouse Gets Lost (Maggie Mouse Children Book Series)

Maggie Mouse Gets Lost is a sweet rhyming short story about a young girl mouse that gets lost in the prairie.  Maggie Mouse sets a great example to young kids as she remembers the safety lesson ‘Momma’ taught her about what to do when she is lost.

The story in this short children’s book is beautifully told through rhymes and cute illustrations.

The Twelve Pathways to Christmas (The Twelve Joys of Christmas)

> christian living> holidays > christmas

9 reviews 4.9

Author: Andy Wood

The Twelve Pathways to Christmas (The Twelve Joys of Christmas)

The lives of twelve different ordinary people are forever changed when they embark on their own unique pathway to the true meaning of Christmas. Through stories the author describes as “some autobiographical, some reflections of others I have known, and some made up to make a point,” you will find your own unique pathways to the meaning of Christmas in the brief encounters you have with these characters.

Andy Wood combines his many years as a pastor with his experience in working with people from all walks of life to help you discover why God invaded history in the person of a helpless baby in Bethlehem. Just as the first Christmas was experienced by real, excited, hurting, stressed-out, frightened, faith-filled people, so is yours. But those life circumstances – good or bad – can be pathways to breathtaking joy as you discover how greatly loved and desired you are.

Restless: A Novel by William BoydKindle Daily Deal: Restless

Ruth Gilmartin feels shocked to learn her mother, Sally, was part of a British propaganda group that worked to nudge the United States into World War II. Now, decades later, Sally dives into her mom’s secretive past as the pair hunt for the reclusive spy who recruited Ruth in 1939.

Today’s Price: $1.99 (78% off)
Learn more

The Only One Club by Jane Naliboff and Jeff HopkinsKindle Teens Daily Deal: The Only One Club

Mrs. Matthews’s first grade class begins making Christmas decorations, but because Jennifer is Jewish, she’s allowed to make Hanukkah decorations instead. This fun and touching story encourages young children to discover and treasure their own uniqueness and to actively look for special qualities in others beyond race or culture.

Today’s Price: $1.99 (85% off)
Learn more