Free Kindle books & bargains for Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Joe Robbins will earn fifty million dollars in Connection Software’s IPO, but when the market crashes and a director on the board is murdered, Joe becomes a suspect.
Joe has just moved his family to Austin, and is attending a company party with his wife, Rose, when an employee commits suicide, the first sign that all is not well with Connection Software.
Hill Country Greed is filled with colorful characters. Joe’s brilliant and charismatic boss, Webb Elliott, has a reputation for seducing female employees (and the wives of male employees). The Zealots, Henry Jiwanlal and Tommy King, put the dream of Connection Software above all else. And Gwen Raleigh, the beautiful VP of Marketing, has set her sights on bedding Joe.
When the market crashes, the company collapses, Joe loses his job, and the bodies start piling up. Mired in the chaos, Joe must use his analytical mind to solve the mystery and his fighting skills to clean up the mess.
World champion swimmer Justin Thorpe has arrived at The Summer Games in Rio where he plans to dominate in two events—collecting gold medals and collecting women. Little does he know his first conquest is going to make him want to give up his playboy ways for good.
Diver Giselle Tremblay allowed the wrong man to distract her at The Games in London, and she’s determined to never make that mistake again. But when tall, dark and Texan Justin Thorpe turns his sights on her, she finds his Southern charm and incredible body impossible to resist. Before she knows it, their attraction goes from a simmer to sizzling hot sex in the craziest places. Justin brings out the wild girl in her that she’s been hiding away for years.
Will Justin prove to be her undoing or exactly what she needs to make it to the podium this time around?
Julie, a nominal Christian, heads to New York for a weekend shopping binge. On a deserted train, she sits next to a stranger who turns out to be Jesus. After a wonderful, healing conversation she agrees to His request to, “feed My lambs.” When she gets off the train she’s in India.Her charmed life is shattered–she must care for 12 “filthy orphans” living on a dump before she can return to her comfortable life. She lives on the street and overwhelming new challenges arise daily. While squatting in an alley, going to the bathroom, an orphan, named Ravi, steals her designer purse. Unbeknownst to Julie, Ravi, who speaks English, holds the key to her communicating with the other orphans.
Will Julie learn 1) to trust the Lord when nothing is in her control? 2) that she doesn’t have to perform to be loved? and 3) that her life is built on a shaky foundation? Can she protect the orphans from a predator who steals and maims children and sends them out to beg? How will God provide food when her wallet is stolen? Can she find safe homes for the children?
- The real reason women pull away emotionally and sexually before leaving for good (you’ll be shocked)
- The two questions Jack Canfield (creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul) asks his wife every weekend and why they’ll have you scoring big in the bedroom
- What the Propaganda Machine has been hiding from you since puberty and how it’s hurting your marriage
- How to lower her blood pressure and bring sexy back for less than 95 cents a day (and why it works)
Austen comes to England knowing as an American he’ll stick out at his new school. But when an errant owl lands him at Hogwarts he’s in for more than he expected.
If it’s not hard enough being the only American at Hogwarts, Austen’s sorted into the most despised of all the houses. Then bumbling around the dungeon while trying to find his common room, he unwittingly helps the monster from the Chamber of Serpents. Will he discover the secret of the Chamber before he becomes another victim of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named?
Her future stretched out like the clear blue Texas sky.
But a storm is coming.
Leaving the past behind in Philadelphia, mail-order bride Sarah Dobbs arrives in San Antonio ready to greet her groom–a man she has never met but whose letters, her paper roses, have won her heart from afar. But there is a problem–Austin Canfield is dead, and Sarah cannot go back East.
As Sarah tries to reconcile herself to a future that is drastically changed, Austin’s brother Clay wants nothing more than to shake the Texas dust from his boots, but first he must find his brother’s killer. And then there’s Sarah.
Something is blooming out in the vast Texas landscape that neither Clay nor Sarah is ready to admit, and the promise of redemption blows like a gentle breeze through the prairie grasses.
For the last three years, twenty-four-year-old Kate Simmons has blamed herself for her fiancé’s death…
She’s been unable to face the risks of a new relationship. But when Kate moves into a San Diego apartment with her best friend, Charlie, she’s ready for a new lease on life. What she doesn’t see coming is the onslaught of male attention headed her way.
Before Kate knows it, she has her pick of guys…
Roger Wilkins, the apartment building manager, is a really nice guy, and there’s no denying his attraction to Kate, despite the fact that he already has a girlfriend. Appearances can be deceiving, though—and Kate wonders if something dark lurks beneath the surface.
Then there’s Mark Baxter, Kate’s super attractive classmate. But he’s got a gaggle of girls after him, and Kate has no interest in becoming just another groupie.
At last, addictive flavors, and a breakthrough method for making creamy, scoopable ice cream at home, from the proprietor of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, whose artisanal scooperies in Ohio are nationally acclaimed.
Now, with her debut cookbook, Jeni Britton Bauer is on a mission to help foodies create perfect ice creams, yogurts, and sorbets—ones that are every bit as perfect as hers—in their own kitchens. Frustrated by icy and crumbly homemade ice cream, Bauer invested in a $50 ice cream maker and proceeded to test and retest recipes until she devised a formula to make creamy, sturdy, lickable ice cream at home. Filled with irresistible color photographs, this delightful cookbook contains 100 of Jeni’s jaw-droppingly delicious signature recipes—from her Goat Cheese with Roasted Cherries to her Queen City Cayenne to her Bourbon with Toasted Buttered Pecans.
From America’s preeminent military historian, Stephen E. Ambrose, comes the definitive telling of the war in Europe, from D-Day, June 6, 1944, to the end, eleven months later, on May 7, 1945.
This authoritative narrative account is drawn by the author himself from his five acclaimed books about that conflict, most particularly from the definitive and comprehensive D-Day and Citizen Soldiers, about which the great Civil War historian James McPherson wrote, “If there is a better book about the experience of GIs who fought in Europe during World War II, I have not read it. Citizen Soldiers captures the fear and exhilaration of combat, the hunger and cold and filth of the foxholes, the small intense world of the individual rifleman as well as the big picture of the European theater in a manner that grips the reader and will not let him go.
More than a marketplace, Etsy is a community—and being an active, informed member can lead to lucrative results. This book provides actionable steps to help shop owners engage the Etsy community in authentic ways that attract buyers and generate sales.
The best Etsy shops stand out among the sea of sellers and draw loyal customer bases, but how they’ve done it isn’t—and shouldn’t be—a secret. In these pages, top Etsy sellers share the tools that have helped them, the changes they made that yielded positive results, and their best advice for achieving and sustaining a successful Etsy shop.
Beyond sellers’ words of wisdom, this book offers a roadmap all sellers can follow in order to:
• Choose keywords and tags to drive traffic to your shop
• Photograph your products for maximum appeal
• Create a unique shop that stands out
• Write winning product descriptions
• Price your goods appropriately
• Market your products effectively on social media platforms
• Maintain lasting relationships with your customers
• Diversify your product offerings
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Part memoir and part education (or lack thereof), The Know-It-All chronicles NPR contributor A.J. Jacobs’s hilarious, enlightening, and seemingly impossible quest to read the Encyclopaedia Britannica from A to Z. To fill the ever-widening gaps in his Ivy League education, A.J. Jacobs sets for himself the daunting task of reading all thirty-two volumes of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. His wife, Julie, tells him it’s a waste of time, his friends believe he is losing his mind, and his father, a brilliant attorney who had once attempted the same feat and quit somewhere around Borneo, is encouraging but, shall we say, unconvinced.
With self-deprecating wit and a disarming frankness, The Know-It-All recounts the unexpected and comically disruptive effects Operation Encyclopedia has on every part of Jacobs’s life — from his newly minted marriage to his complicated relationship with his father and the rest of his charmingly eccentric New York family to his day job as an editor at Esquire.
Northumberland, 1809: A beautiful young heiress disappears from her locked bedchamber at Linn Hagh.
The local constables are baffled and the townsfolk cry ‘witchcraft’.
The heiress’s uncle summons help from Detective Lavender and his assistant, Constable Woods, who face one of their most challenging cases: The servants and local gypsies aren’t talking; Helen’s siblings are uncooperative; and the sullen local farmers are about to take the law into their own hands.
Lavender and Woods find themselves trapped in the middle of a simmering feud as they uncover a world of family secrets, intrigue and deception in their search for the missing heiress.