Today’s top pick was named “the greatest book of all time” by a Nobel Prize Committee. Don Quixote is the biggest-selling novel in history, with more than 500 million copies sold. This Kindle edition, which features a top-notch translation by Gerald J. Davis, normally costs a dollar, but today it’s free.

mcAuthor Miguel de Cervantes (1547 – 1616) was a Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright, and his magnum opus, Don Quixote, is considered the first modern European novel and one of the funniest and most tragic books ever written. Fully titled The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, the book follows the adventures of Alonso Quijano, a hidalgo who reads so many chivalric novels that he decides to set out to revive chivalry under the name Don Quixote. He recruits a simple farmer, Sancho Panza, as his squire, who often employs a unique, earthly wit in dealing with Don Quixote’s rhetorical orations on antiquated knighthood. While Quixote’s fancy often leads him astray — he tilts at windmills, imagining them to be giants — Sancho acquires cunning and a certain sagacity. Sane madman and wise fool, they roam the world together. Together they have lived on in readers’ imaginations for nearly 400 years.

Published in two volumes, in 1605 and 1615, respectively, Don Quixote is considered the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire Spanish literary canon.

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Don Quixote

Literature & Fiction > Classics
Author: Miguel de Cervantes, Gerald J. Davis
Don Quixote

In Spain, in the sixteenth century, an elderly gentleman named Don Quixote has gone mad from reading too many books on chivalry. Proclaiming himself a knight, he sets out with his squire, Sancho Panza, to reform the world and revive the age of chivalry, choosing a slut to be his noble lady Dulcinea. He mistakes inns for castles, a play about chivalry for the real thing, flocks of sheep for armies, convicts for wronged prisoners, and windmills for giants. While he and Sancho are off on their adventures, his niece, her fiancee, and the local priest think up a strategy to get him back home. (Synopsis written by Albert Sanchez Moreno).


The Great Bedroom War

Women’s Fiction > Domestic Life
Author: Laurie Kellogg
The Great Bedroom War (Book Two of The Return to Redemption series)

Fledgling entrepreneur Samantha Riverà is in charge of her own life for the first time and determined to keep it that way. She’s attempting to banish her call-all-the-shots ex-husband from her dreams, but it’s kind of tough forgetting the Zorro look-alike who’s willing to do anything for her, except give her the only two things she wants–another baby and his love. When their 14-year-old daughter Dani–who’s maintaining a shaky remission from leukemia–rebels, Sam foolishly seeks advice from her Don Juan ex, who, incidentally, could charm the knickers off a nun.

When Nicolàs Riverà returns to Redemption, PA, to help control his defiant daughter, he discovers he not only has serious competition for Sam’s affection, but Dani has a crush on a boy who is the last kid Nick wants her interested in. The boy is a horn-dog rebel who reminds Nick way to much of his teen-aged self.

Samson’s Lovely Mortal

Romance > Paranormal > Vampires
Author: Tina Folsom
Samson's Lovely Mortal (Scanguards Vampires #1)

Vampire bachelor Samson can’t get it up anymore. Not even his shrink can help him. That changes when the lovely mortal auditor Delilah tumbles into his arms after a seemingly random attack. Suddenly there’s nothing wrong with his hydraulics – that is, as long as Delilah is the woman in his arms.

His scruples about taking Delilah to bed vanish when his shrink suggests it’s the only way to cure his problem. Thinking all he needs is one night with her, Samson indulges in a night of pleasure and passion.

However, another attack on Delilah and a dead body later, and Samson has his hands full: not only with trying to hide the fact he’s a vampire, but also with finding out what secrets Delilah harbors for somebody to want her harm.

The Kinshield Legacy

Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: K.C. May
The Kinshield Legacy (The Kinshield Saga)

A mysterious stone tablet with five magical gems has sat abandoned in a cave for two hundred years. The kingdom is in ruins, with only warrant knights to keep the peace. But then, the gems in the tablet, one by one, disappear.

Warrant knight Gavin Kinshield is a man of many secrets. He’s the one deciphering the runes in the tablet. Unless he can find a suitable replacement, he’ll be Thendylath’s next king. All he really wants is the letter written by his ancestor Ronor Kinshield, the last man to see King Arek alive… a letter he must earn by tracking down a common thief.

But when Gavin saves a woman’s life, what should have been a simple task draws him face-to-face with his nightmarish past… and the truth of King Arek’s demise.

Gangstress

Literature & Fiction > African American > Urban
Author: India
Gangstress

Janelle Doesher never wanted to be a hustler’s bitch. She wanted to be a bitch that hustled, bottom line! She watched in awe as her father became notorious on the vicious streets of Detroit and silently waited for a shot under his umbrella. After tragedy strikes her family, Janelle is black-balled to the bottom. However, she’s determined to re-gain control of the streets and take possession of the throne. The underworld ain’t never seen a female boss like her. Hold on tight, as you are about to embark on a ride unlike none other.

Some Things Never Change

Christian Fiction > Humor
Author: McMillian Moody
Some Things Never Change (Elmo Jenkins - Book Two)

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?

Cut Out

Action & Adventure > War
Author: Bob Mayer
Cut Out (The Green Beret Series)

Chief Warrant Officer and Green Beret Dave Riley returns in a contemporary thriller set in the shrouded, secret world of the federal witness protection program, where he discovers once again that no one can be trusted and the stakes are life itself.

Mayer’s Green Beret hero, Chief Warrant Officer Dave Riley, returns to take on the mob and corrupt government officials in a well-paced but didactic tale about the compromising of the Federal Witness Protection Program. When Philip Cobb, former mob money launderer and current government informer, is murdered just as he is about the enter the Program, his wife, after calling an emergency Program number only to be nearly gunned down herself, turns for help to her brother, who contacts his old girlfriend, Donna Giannini, now a Chicago cop. Giannini in turn asks her old pal Riley to keep Lisa alive while she finds out what went wrong.

The Yellow Sock: An Adoption Story

Parenting & Relationships > Short Stories
Author: Angela Hunt
The Yellow Sock: An Adoption Story

Megan and Dave Wingfield want nothing more than to be parents . . . to welcome a child of their own. When they aren’t able to conceive a pregnancy after two years of trying, they decide to adopt . . . and find that journey is also fraught with mishaps and the potential for broken hearts. Can Megan learn to trust God with the desires of her heart?

The Rules of Dreaming

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Bruce Hartman
The Rules of Dreaming

A mental patient with no musical training sits down at the piano and plays a fiendishly difficult piece of classical music… A beautiful graduate student, struggling with her thesis, suspects that her psychiatrist is ruled by the fantasies of a poet who’s been dead for two hundred years… A young doctor’s life spins out of control as he falls under the spell of three irresistible women… A blackmailer stumbles on an isolated town with more crimes on its conscience than he could have imagined…

Until all are enmeshed in a world of deception and delusion, of madness and ultimately of evil and death.

It’s Nothing Personal

Genre Fiction > Medical
Author: Sherry Gorman MD
It's Nothing Personal

On a chilly January morning, anesthesiologist Dr. Jenna Reiner made her daily drive to St. Augustine Hospital, completely unaware that her life was about to change forever. One of the surgical technicians has been stealing syringes and infecting patients with hepatitis C. The battle against the thieving surgical technician was only the beginning. Jenna Reiner was about to begin the fight of her life — the fight for her reputation, her pride, and her sanity.

Kiss Of Fire

Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
Author: Rebecca Ethington
Kiss Of Fire (Imdalind Series #1)

Joclyn Despain has been marred by a brand on her skin. She doesn’t know why the mark appeared on her neck, but she doesn’t want anyone to see it, including her best friend Ryland, who knows everything else about her. The scar is the reason she hides herself behind baggy clothes, and won’t let the idea of kissing Ryland enter her mind, no matter how much she wants to.

The scar is the reason she is being hunted.

If only she knew that she was.

If only she had known that the cursed stone her estranged father sent for her 16th birthday would trigger a change in her. Now, she is being stalked by a tall blonde man, and is miraculously throwing her high school bully ten feet in the air.

Joclyn attempts to find some answers and the courage to follow her heart. When Ryland finds her scar; only he knows what it means, and who will kill her because of it.

Analysis Without Paralysis: 12 Tools to Make Better Strategic Decisions

Management & Leadership
Author: Babette E. Bensoussan, Craig S. Fleisher
Analysis Without Paralysis: 12 Tools to Make Better Strategic Decisions (2nd Edition)

Shows readers how to apply analytical tools without having to mire themselves in advanced math or arcane theory. Teaches readers the fundamentals of business analysis through the use of 12 core tools. Each tool will make the way readers assess and interpret their business’ data more effective, accurate, and actionable. The authors walk readers through the entire business analysis process and then explain each of today’s most valuable analysis tools so business professionals will be able to make better decisions about their company’s strategy and operations–and achieve better results.

How To Start a Vending Business

Small Business & Entrepreneurship
Author: Antoine Cameron
HOW TO START A VENDING BUSINESS

Provides information and advice about starting a bulk vending route, covering how to buy a route, how to run a route, candy choices, vending machine brands and related topics. Includes: How to find cheap vending machines with these 3 simple techniques… Secrets of expert bulk vendors that few people ever know about… 3 proven steps to a successful vending route… 2 simple keys (that are right in front of your eyes) to finding the cheapest candy for your route… Warning: 3 thins you should never do when it comes to bulk vending… how to not pay commissions to your vending locations.
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