Free Kindle books & bargains for Sunday, July 31, 2016
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Romance > Contemporary
Author: Ellie Holmes
Jessie Martin believes that when it comes to love there are three types of people: the skimmers, the bottom dwellers and the ones who dive for pearls. Jessie is a pearl diver. She had thought her husband William was a pearl diver too. But when William leaves her for a much younger woman, it’s not just Jessie’s heart that is broken, her ability to trust is shattered too. All Jessie wanted was a love she could believe in. Was that so much to ask? Loyalty it seems has gone out of fashion.
Refusing to retire from the battlefield of life, Jessie resolves to put her heartache behind her. She doesn’t want to be that woman who was too scared to love again. There has to be another pearl diver out there; all she has to do is find him.
Urged on by her sassy best friend, Anne and her daughter Hannah, Jessie makes three New Year’s resolutions: get a divorce, get a promotion, get a life. Enthusiastically embracing her new start, Jessie sets about making all her resolutions come true.
Fiction > Coming of Age
Author: Lia Mack
For the past decade, Matty Bell has lived safe in a self-made monochromatic life of work-eat-sleep-survive. Living vicariously through her best friend Claire’s perfect life wasn’t the plan, nor her ideal. However, Matty learned long ago that it’s easier to run and hide from life than to deal with the pain of the post-traumatic stress she’s suffered from since being raped at sixteen.
When Claire announces her family is moving, she asks Matty to come too. Having grown up Navy, Matty’s no stranger to picking up and starting over. However, moving half-way around the world to play nanny to Claire’s children doesn’t sound like the new beginning Matty yearns for. Nor does she want to leave without first confronting her fears and coming full-healing-circle. She can’t let another decade slip by before she’s able to trust again.
Business & Money > Hospitality, Travel & Tourism
Author: Mark Thomas
Airbnb is an online marketplace website that allows its users to list, find and rent homes from other Airbnb users. You can list regular apartments and homes. You can also become creative with what you list. For example, one of the accommodations listed on Airbnb in NYC in 2016 was a taxi minivan parked on one of the streets of Long Island City.
You can set your availability calendar and charge what you want for your accommodation. Obviously, you are not going to be the only Airbnb host, and you will have competition, so your pricing needs to be reasonable. However, it is a marketplace and just like in every other marketplace there are different price points and different kinds of renters and hosts.
- A brief overview of requirements and things to consider when becoming an Airbnb host
- Preparing your property for guests and Airbnb
- How To Create An Airbnb Listing That Stands Out
- Communicating with your future guests
- Managing guest experience
- Getting great feedback from your guests
- And Much More..
Fantasy > Romantic
Author: MaryLu Tyndall
Doomed by the evil warlock Forwin to wander the ancient seas as a mermaid for all eternity, Perdita longs for the release death would bring. Every ten years she has a chance to break the curse when she emerges from the sea fully human for one month. The catch? She must find a man willing to die for her. Yet, after three hundred years, her failures have left her heartbroken and alone.
Savion Ryne wants nothing to do with beautiful women. It was one such woman whose betrayal sent him far away to battle Natas’s rebellion. He longs to return to his father’s kingdom in Nevaeh, but he is destined for a mission, but where and to help whom? He doesn’t know. After Savion falls off his ship during a storm, he wakes on the shores of an island with visions of a dark-haired mermaid tending his wounds. Later, when a woman similar in appearance begs for his protection, he is suspicious.
Computers & Technology > Peripherals
Author: Andrew Butler, amazon fire, tv stick, user guide
Amazon Fire TV is giving Apple and Roku a run for their money! With the newest version 4k UHD (Ultra High Definition) compatible and over 1000 apps and games now available on the Fire TV platform, Amazon is quickly becoming a tech-savvy company that also sells anything you could ever need. The Amazon version of several well-known apps, like Netflix and Plex, are gaining preference in families across the country. Alexa integration and voice search functionality make Amazon Fire TV a logical choice for those with a busy lifestyle.
- What is Amazon Fire TV
- What You Can Watch
- Set Up & Navigation of Fire TV
- Alexa & Fire TV
- Watching & Listening with Fire TV
- Games, Apps & Sideloading
- Troubleshooting and Updates
Mystery > Cozy
Author: Charlotte Moore
When 80-year-old Nelle Hokely, known to her long-suffering family as Mamma Nelle, is hit over the head and pushed into a pond after her 60th wedding anniversary celebration, the big question on some people’s minds is how she managed not to be murdered sooner.
Literary Fiction > Historical
Author: Amor Towles
Regularly $12.99, Today $1.99
Set during the hazy, enchanting, and martini-filled world of New York City circa 1938, Rules of Civility follows three friends–Katey, Eve, and Tinker–from their chance meeting at a jazz club on New Year’s Eve through a year of enlightening and occasionally tragic adventures. Tinker orbits in the world of the wealthy; Katey and Eve stretch their few dollars out each evening on the town. While all three are complex characters, Katey is the story’s shining star. She is a fully realized heroine, unique in her strong sense of self amidst her life’s continual fluctuations. Towles’ writing also paints an inviting picture of New York City, without forgetting its sharp edges.
Internal Medicine > Neurology
Author: Daniel G. Amen
Regularly $12.99, Today $1.99
THE KEY TO A BETTER BODY—in shape, energized, and youthful—is a healthy brain.
With fifteen practical, easy-to-implement solutions involving nutritious foods, natural supplements and vitamins, positive-thinking habits, and, when necessary, highly targeted medications, Dr. Amen shows you how to:
* Reach and maintain your ideal weight
* Soothe and smooth your skin at any age
* Reduce the stress that can impair your immune system
* Sharpen your memory
* Increase willpower and eliminate the cravings that keep you from achieving your exercise and diet goals
* Enhance sexual desire and performance
* Lower your blood pressure without medication
* Avoid depression and elevate the enjoyment you take in life’s pleasures.
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Mystery > British Detectives
Author: Laurie R. King
Regularly $13.99, Today $1.99
Mary Russell is used to dark secrets—her own, and those of her famous partner and husband, Sherlock Holmes. Trust is a thing slowly given, but over the course of a decade together, the two have forged an indissoluble bond.
And what of the other person to whom Mary Russell has opened her heart: the couple’s longtime housekeeper, Mrs. Hudson? Russell’s faith and affection are suddenly shattered when a man arrives on the doorstep claiming to be Mrs. Hudson’s son.
What Samuel Hudson tells Russell cannot possibly be true, yet she believes him—as surely as she believes the threat of the gun in his hand. In a devastating instant, everything changes. And when the scene is discovered—a pool of blood on the floor, the smell of gunpowder in the air—the most shocking revelation of all is that the grim clues point directly to Clara Hudson.
Or rather to Clarissa, the woman she was before Baker Street.
Cooking by Ingredient > Vegetables
Author: Angela Liddon
Regularly $18.99, Today $3.99
A self-trained chef and food photographer, Angela Liddon has spent years perfecting the art of plant-based cooking, creating inventive and delicious recipes that have brought her devoted fans from all over the world. After struggling with an eating disorder for a decade, Angela vowed to change her diet — and her life — once and for all. She traded the low-calorie, processed food she’d been living on for whole, nutrient-packed vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains, and more. The result? Her energy soared, she healed her relationship with food, and she got her glow back, both inside and out. Eager to share her realization that the food we put into our bodies has a huge impact on how we look and feel each day, Angela started a blog, ohsheglows.com, which is now an Internet sensation and one of the most popular vegan recipe blogs on the web.
Thrillers > Psychological
Author: Liane Moriarty
Regularly $11.99, Today $3.99
Ellen O’Farrell is a professional hypnotherapist who works out of the eccentric beachfront home she inherited from her grandparents. It’s a nice life, except for her tumultuous relationship history. She’s stoic about it, but at this point, Ellen wouldn’t mind a lasting one. When she meets Patrick, she’s optimistic. He’s attractive, single, employed, and best of all, he seems to like her back. Then comes that dreaded moment: He thinks they should have a talk.
Braced for the worst, Ellen is pleasantly surprised. It turns out that Patrick’s ex-girlfriend is stalking him. Ellen thinks, Actually, that’s kind of interesting. She’s dating someone worth stalking. She’s intrigued by the woman’s motives. In fact, she’d even love to meet her.
Ellen doesn’t know it, but she already has.
Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Desserts
Author: Nathalie Jordi, David Carrell, Joel Horowitz
Regularly $10.99, Today $1.99
A flavor-packed collection of 65 recipes from the trio behind the premier pops stand in the country, People’s Pops.
In 2008, three old friends had a hunch that the world deserved a better ice pop. Every summer since, New York City’s been taken by storm with out-of-the-box flavors like Raspberries & Basil, Peach & Bourbon, and Cantaloupe & Tarragon from People’s Pops. Now, the People behind the phenomenon share their DIY ethos in a breezy cookbook that teaches how to pair ingredients, balance sweetness, and explore fruits (and vegetables and herbs!)–in simple recipes that work with standard ice pop molds or improvised ones. With a chapter devoted to shave ice plus recipes for grownup boozy pops sprinkled throughout, People’s Pops proves itself top of the pops.
Hard Science Fiction
Author: Brigid D’Souza
Regularly $1.99, Today $0.99
Unhinged is a fast-paced novella set in the world of Wool. The Silo has become a world of stark haves and have-nots. Food shortages and power outages are becoming more commonplace, fueling the rise of a rebel from the down deep, mysteriously known as ‘Mole Rat’, who threatens to unhinge the Order of the Silo. Martin is an ambitious member of an elite security group called the Garda charged with capturing Mole Rat. All it requires is a mission to the down deep, something Martin and his men have trained for repeatedly. But there is more to the down deep than meets the eye.
Outdoor Cooking > Barbecuing & Grilling
Author: Andy Husbands, Chris Hart, Andrea Pyenson, Steven Raichlen
Regularly $9.99, Today $2.99
Veteran barbecue champions Andy Husbands and Chris Hart break the mold by offering a wide range of incredible new dishes for the grill—both coal and gas—that promise to wow family and friends with new taste sensations.
Grill to Perfection is for the adventurous backyard griller tired of the same old sauces and craving new flavors. Andy and Chris take influences from lesser-known but delicious styles in the US. They introduce key international dishes like sweet Korean barbecue; spicy Sichuan chicken sticks and Caribbean jerk ribs. This is an incredible collection of grilling recipes—perfection hot off the grill.
In this book, Chris and Andy serve up new and incredible backyard culinary adventures, the perfect gift for the outdoor cook in your neighborhood.
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