Free & Discounted Kindle Book Offers

Here’s your first group of free and discounted Kindle book offers in a variety of genres for Monday: for those books listed as being free or discounted in this post – while the pricing of the free and discounted status is valid at the time of this posting, please make sure you check the pricing carefully before you press the “buy” button as it could revert back to its normal status at any time!

The Freedom Star, by Jeff Andrews, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 112 customer reviews.

Category: Historical Fiction

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Isaac toils by day in the sweltering tobacco fields of South Boston, Virginia. At night, he steals away to shepherd runaways on their journey north along the Underground Railroad. All the while, he yearns for the freedom that Henry, his boyhood friend and owner’s son, takes for granted.

When war sweeps the nation, Henry enlists to fight for the Confederacy. In his absence, Patrick, his older brother, capitalizes on their father’s illness to seize control of the family farm. Suddenly, slaves feel the sting of the whip, families are torn apart, and Isaac’s own father is sold south. Fear grips the slave quarters as Isaac’s mother struggles to protect her children and her invalid master from Patrick’s cruelty.

Following false promises and failed escapes, Isaac’s only hope of reuniting with the woman he loves lies in joining Henry and the Rebels on their march northward. When Henry is wounded and taken prisoner, Isaac finds himself behind Union lines—free, but facing a hard choice: should he follow his dreams or return to slavery to save his childhood friend?

The Freedom Star unfolds against the backdrop of the Civil War, bringing added tension to this gripping family drama.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/8vqaqm into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Freedom Star.

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The Time Traveler’s Boyfriend, by Annabelle Costa, is regularly $4.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 52 customer reviews.

Category: Women’s Fiction

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Claudia’s geeky boyfriend Adam has just invented a time machine.

No, really—he has. She doesn’t believe it either until Adam provides her with definitive proof that he does, in fact, have a functioning time travel device sitting in the living room of his Manhattan brownstone.

But instead of getting ready to accept the Nobel Prize, Adam has very different plans for his groundbreaking invention. He wants Claudia to use the machine to travel back in time and stop the accident that landed him in a wheelchair over a decade ago, and prevent the trajectory of events that he believes ruined his life.

When Claudia reluctantly agrees to become the first human time traveler, she knows she’s making a big gamble. If she succeeds, she could have the happy ending with commitment-phobic Adam that she’s always dreamed of. But if she fails, it could mean the end of the universe as she knows it.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/vpbjhj into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Time Traveler’s Boyfriend.

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The Rebirth of Dino Earth, by Pat Hatt and Ozzy Esha, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on 84 customer reviews.

Category: Children & Middle Grade

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

It had been many years since dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Suddenly, a few come back wanting a dinosaur rebirth. They escaped a Freaky Alien zoo, wanting to come home and live with me and you.

But the Freaky Aliens would not let that happen at all. They would have the dinosaurs back at their zoo hall. They come back to capture each one. This causes Dino Kazoo to run. He escapes their reach as the Freaky Aliens fix their breach. They capture all of his friends on their UFO. Dino Kazoo thinks he is too small to save them though.

Will Dino Kazoo save the day? Will the Freaky Aliens get away? Find out by following along with Dino Kazoo as he tries to save his friends from the Freaky Alien zoo.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/dinoearth into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Rebirth of Dino Earth.

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A Foodie’s Guide to Yummy Appetizer & Snack Recipes, by Dante Morelli and Jennie Morelli, is $2.99 today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 25 customer reviews.

Category: Cooking

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

In Easy Appetizer Recipes Dante & Jennie Morelli share a collection of their favorite, mouthwatering appetizers, dips & salsa and dipping sauces. These are quick and easy recipes that you can prepare for your own family dinners or take to a party. Most of these appetizer recipes are also great as snacks for watching television or home movies.

Get this book today and this weekend you can make:

APPETIZERS
Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs
Bacon Wrap
Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos
Bacon Wrapped Smokies
Cheddar Artichoke Hearts
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Rolls
Cucumber Dill Sandwiches
Dante’s Killer Bruschetta
Devils on Horseback
Easy Stuffed Jalapenos
Fruit Salsa
Hot Italian Sandwich
Hot Bacon Rye Puffs
Italiano Pinwheels
Jalapeno Sausage Pinwheels
Mini Chinese Egg Rolls
Mini Meatballs
Mini Reuben Sandwiches
Pico De Gallo
Pineapple Cheese Ball
Pizza Puffs
Sausage & Cheese Puffs
Stuffed Prosciutto Mushrooms
Taco Roll-Ups
Walnut and Gorgonzola Grapes
DIPS & SALSA
Brewski Dip
Chili Cheese Dip
Cookie Dough Toffee Dip
Double Cheese Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Easy Pesto Dip
Fresh Tomato Salsa
Hawaiian Dip
Hot Spinach Dip
Peach Mango Salsa
Spicy Buffalo Chicken Dip
Spicy Fiesta Ranch Dip
DIPPING SAUCES
Balsamic Vinegar Sauce
Barbecue Dipping Sauce
Horseradish Dipping Sauce
Horsey Dill Dipping Sauce
Peanut Dipping Sauce
Spicy Apricot Dipping Sauce
Sweet and Sour Sauce

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/oeu6gq into your web browser to pick up your copy of A Foodie’s Guide to Yummy Appetizer & Snack Recipes.

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Six Months in Montana, by Pamela M. Kelley, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 556 customer reviews.

Category: Contemporary Romance

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Molly Bishop loves living in Manhattan and managing a boutique luxury hotel. She’s about to be promoted to her dream job of General Manager, the role she’s been striving for her entire career.

There’s only one thing standing in her way.

The will of her childhood friend, Christian Ford’s grandfather. She hasn’t even seen Christian in over ten years, but a recent run-in with his grandfather during a rare visit home, resulted in a new condition to the will. Christian will only inherit the ranch he’s been running and the real estate development business that he has expanded, if he marries Molly and stays married for at least six months.

This is what I would call a cozy romance, it’s romantic and sweet and is set in a small fictional town about 30 miles from Bozeman, MT. Warning, if you prefer your stories with the bedroom doors wide open and the windows steamed up, you may be disappointed. :)

I love to cook and try new recipes and if you do too, you may want to check out the recipe I included at the end of the book, for Lazy Lobster Casserole, the dish that Molly serves her guests at the Rose Cottage Inn’s first wine dinner. It’s a recipe I know by heart and have made a million times and is great for special occasions. It’s a holiday tradition in our family to have it every Christmas Eve. :)

Click here to pick up your copy of Six Months in Montana.

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Sound Retirement Planning, by Jason Parker, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars based 17 customer reviews.

Category: Advice & How-To / Investing

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Do you want to transition from career to retirement, but aren’t sure how to make it work? Sound Retirement Planning offers the answers you’re looking for. Respected Financial Adviser Jason Parker offers steps to help you move from career to retirement with clarity, confidence and freedom. With straightforward advice, Parker helps you plan a retirement based on what’s important to you — your personal values, your relationships, as well as your financial goals. This book helps you:

– Focus your retirement planning on what is most important to you
– Outpace inflation
– Provide income for life
– Reduce stock market volatility
– Protect against an unforeseen health care event
– Maximize your Social Security income
– Make sure your money lasts as long as you do
– Get your legal documents in order
– Tax planning tips
– Maximize your cash flow
– Reduce your fees
– Diversify your accounts to adjust to this new economy

Click here to pick up your copy of Sound Retirement Planning.

 

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Free & Discounted Kindle Book Offers

Here’s your listing of free and discounted Kindle book offers in a variety of genres for Saturday: for those books listed as being free or discounted in this post – while the pricing of the free and discounted status is valid at the time of this posting, please make sure you check the pricing carefully before you press the “buy” button as it could revert back to its normal status at any time!

Next of Sin, by Lisa Gordon, is regularly $5.26 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 19 customer reviews.

Category: Suspense

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

The DREAM which made her life a NIGHTMARE.

A string of murders dating back to 1987 and in all that time only one witness and she doesn’t even know she’s a witness!

A strange recurring dream is haunting you; you see a psychologist and a psychic as your try to figure it out. Then……it hits you; the memory floods back! Suddenly everything you thought you knew about yourself, your family and your past is cast into doubt.

Someone you love is a KILLER.

But who will believe you? He is popular, successful, charming and credible. The police will say that you have no evidence. People will call you mad, paranoid or vindictive.

You select your allies with great care, as there are few you dare trust in this duplicitous new world.

You set about assembling the evidence: secretively and urgently, before he strikes again. However, he gets wind of your suspicions and this time when he kills, it’s someone very close to you, someone who knows the truth.

Suddenly you realise that you are up against more than just him, he has eminent and influential friends and the scales of justice are rigged against you.

What would you do? What will Gaby do?

A book that will make you wonder if you can ever trust anyone again and the safe answer…..is NO.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/nextofsin into your web browser to pick up your copy of Next of Sin.

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After The Ending, by Lindsey Fairleigh and Lindsey Pogue, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars based on 219 customer reviews.

Category: Romance / Science Fiction

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

The first book in the emotionally charged post-apocalyptic romance series: THE ENDING SERIES.

The Virus spread. Billions died. The Ending began. We may have survived the apocalypse, but the Virus changed us.

When people started getting sick, “they” thought it was just the flu. My roommate, my boyfriend, my family…they’re all gone now. I got sick too. I should have died with them–with the rest of the world–but I didn’t. I thought witnessing the human population almost disappear off the face of the earth was the craziest thing I’d ever experience. I was so wrong. My name is Dani O’Connor, I’m twenty-six-years-old, and I survived The Ending.

The Virus changed everything. The world I knew is gone, and life is backwards. We’ve all had to start over. I’ve been stripped of my home, my dreams…all that is me. I’m someone else now–broken and changed. Other survivors’ memories and emotions haunt me. They invade my mind until I can no longer separate them from my own. I won’t let them consume me. I can’t. My name is Zoe Cartwright, I’m twenty-six-years-old, and I survived The Ending.

We’ve been inseparable for most of our lives, and now our friendship is all we have left. The aftermath of the Virus has stranded us on opposite sides of the United States. Trusting strangers, making sacrifices, killing–we’ll do anything to reach one another. Fear and pain may be unavoidable, but we’re strong…we’re survivors. But to continue surviving in this unfamiliar world plagued by Crazies and strange new abilities, we have to adapt. We have to evolve.

And more than anything, we have to find each other.

*Contains some mature content and language*

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/qcx2da into your web browser to pick up your copy of After The Ending.

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Death Under The Venice Moon, by Maria Grazia Swan, is regularly $3.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on 67 customer reviews.

Category: Mystery

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

When her lover takes off on a cross-country trip with his ex-wife, Lella York packs her bags and her broken heart and flies to Venice, Italy, where her son Kyle is filming a movie. But Lella’s romance hiatus is cut short when the papers name her the femme fatale lover of an iconic Italian actor. And things only get worse when the actor disappears without a trace and Lella’s suddenly suspected of his murder. Lella and Kyle criss-cross European borders to escape the rabid Italian paparazzi, but her complications grow when Larry Devin, her misguided lover, shows up in the middle of his own crisis. Mystery turns to tragedy, schemes to disaster, and white lies to outright deceit, as Lella finds herself in a race against time to solve the mystery, reclaim her life, and follow her heart under the glimmer of a Venetian moon.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/q97ul7 into your web browser to pick up your copy of Death Under The Venice Moon.

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Swans Are Fat Too, by Michelle Granas, is regularly $3.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 19 customer reviews.

Category: Women’s Fiction

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:
Natalia Lanska, formidable Polish pianist, is dead. No one is really sorrowing, except maybe her granddaughter Hania, whose own career as a concert artist never took off due to a terrible weight problem. Feeling unwanted, Hania arrives in Warsaw for the funeral hoping for a warm welcome from her relatives. Instead, they saddle her with their appalling children, decamp, and refuse to return. Hania’s situation is at first improved and then complicated when a neighbor–the very correct, very austere descendant of an old Polish family–asks her to proofread an amateur history project. Hania sets to work with a will, and Pan Doctor Prince Konstanty Radzimoyski is surprised when his ideas get more editing than he bargained for. Typing pages of the past, rediscovering her native city, and playing the piano all contribute to taking Hania’s mind off her problems, but can’t change her awareness that the children need help and that her growing attachment to her employer will only give her pain. The summer Hania spends between love, hostility, and the weight of history tests her resourcefulness, but her fresh ideas and readiness to carry on brighten the lives of her new acquaintances. Still, no one, least of all Hania herself, expects that her beautiful qualities will make Konstanty forget her figure and other excess baggage. This book contains a history of Poland in a nutshell and is about seeing beyond the conventions.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/7relvd into your web browser to pick up your copy of Swans Are Fat Too.

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How to Survive When the Bottom Drops Out, by JT Sather, is regularly $4.99 but has been discounted to just $2.99 today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 50 customer reviews.

Category: Advice & How-To

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

In his debut book, he tells the brutal truth, but with humor and hope; reviewers have described it as listening to a great storyteller share his life over a couple of beers. No matter where you are in the Economic Recovery, you’ll find anecdotes and advice you can use today, tomorrow, and whenever the bottom drops out of your life.

A Message From the Author:

I’m not a psychologist, social worker, guru, nor mad genius (that last one’s debatable.) I’m just a guy who has lived many lives, and learned how to enjoy them. This book was written for the purpose of entertainment with an enlightening undertone. What you take from it is entirely up to you. This is how I’ve survived the turbulence I’ve encountered throughout my flight, and the advice given is tongue in cheek, with some true heart sprinkled on top. If you love to love, and laugh, then you’ll enjoy this read. The experiences you’ll discover inside are my own, so don’t you go judgin’ me, now. Live your own life, and I’ll offer you the same courtesy. I just want you to enjoy the days you have left on this rock, and wake up with a story now and then. If you don’t have at least a few good ones, then what was the point? Here’s how I did it, and will continue to do so, until I slide sideways and barrel roll into a casket.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/oghztu into your web browser to pick up your copy of How to Survive When the Bottom Drops Out.

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Uneasy Spirits: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery, by M. Louisa Locke, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 406 customer reviews.

Category: Historical Mystery

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

In this sequel to Maids of Misfortune, it is the fall of 1879 and Annie Fuller, a young San Francisco widow, has a problem. Despite her growing financial success as the clairvoyant Madam Sibyl, Annie doesn’t believe in the astrology and palmistry her clients think are the basis for her advice.

Kathleen Hennessey, Annie Fuller’s young Irish maid, has a plan. When her mistress is asked to expose a fraudulent trance medium, Arabella Frampton, Kathleen is determined to assist in the investigation, just like the Pinkerton detectives she has read about in the dime novels.

Nate Dawson, up-and-coming San Francisco lawyer, has a dilemma. He wants to marry the unconventional Annie Fuller, but he doesn’t feel he can reveal his true feelings until he has a way to make enough money to support her.

In Uneasy Spirits, this cozy, historical mystery of romantic suspense, Annie delves into the intriguing world of 19th century spiritualism, encountering true believers and naïve dupes, clever frauds and unexplained supernatural phenomena.

She will soon find there are as many secrets as there are spirits swirling around the Frampton séance table. Some of those secrets will threaten the foundation of her career as Madam Sibyl and the future of her relationship with Nate Dawson, and, in time, they will threaten her very life itself.

Click here to pick up your copy of Uneasy Spirits: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery.

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Truth About ETF Rotation – Fund Your Retirement by Investing in Top Exchange Traded Funds in One Hour Per Week, by Jackie Ann Patterson, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based 21 customer reviews.

Category: Business & Investing

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:
Want to find out if an ETF Rotation style of investing is for you?

Truth About ETF Rotation can help you decide by educating you about a strategy that actually doubled a hypothetical account value between 2004 and 2009 when the rest of the world markets were crashing.

Benefits of ETF Rotation:
• Easy investment strategy.
• Fits into a busy schedule.
• Low overhead in terms of time, commissions, and taxes.
• No knowledge of stock markets or business required.
• Investments follow major market indexes to limit losses and volatility.

The first book in the Beat the Crash™ series, Truth About ETF Rotation first lays out a baseline for comparison. To make it realistic and challenging, a portfolio of diversified assets is outlined and characterized with extensive portfolio simulation. By comparing to the performance of this reference portfolio you can see which strategies are likely to do better than buy-and-hold.

You probably know you should be testing out investment strategies before using them, but if you’re like most people, you haven’t actually gotten around to doing it. Frankly, backtesting is a tedious chore that takes considerable expertise to complete. Author and computer engineer Jackie Ann Patterson does the heavy lifting for you, and presents the results of hundreds of hours of testing in an easy-to-read format in Truth About ETF Rotation.

Truth About ETF Rotation comes with excellent bonus materials, including an ETF rotation calculator and trade-by-trade backtesting data.

Beat the Crash is a new series of Kindle books that focuses on investment strategies that help individuals protect and grow their retirement funds. ETF Rotation is the first strategy tested and more are on the way!

Click here to pick up your copy of Truth About ETF Rotation – Fund Your Retirement by Investing in Top Exchange Traded Funds in One Hour Per Week.

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Fashionably Dead, by Robyn Peterman, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based 1,013 customer reviews.

Category: Paranormal Romance

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Vampyres don’t exist. They absolutely do not exist.

At least I didn’t think they did ‘til I tried to quit smoking and ended up Undead. Who in the hell did I screw over in a former life that my getting healthy equates with dead?

Now I’m a Vampyre. Yes, we exist whether we want to or not. However, I have to admit, the perks aren’t bad. My girls no longer jiggle, my ass is higher than a kite and the latest Prada keeps finding its way to my wardrobe. On the downside, I’m stuck with an obscenely profane Guardian Angel who looks like Oprah and a Fairy Fighting Coach who’s teaching me to annihilate like the Terminator.

To complicate matters, my libido has increased to Vampyric proportions and my attraction to a hotter than Satan’s underpants killer rogue Vampyre is not only dangerous . . . it’s possibly deadly. For real dead. Permanent death isn’t on my agenda. Avoiding him is my only option. Of course, since he thinks I’m his, it’s easier said than done. Like THAT’S not enough to deal with, all the other Vampyres think I’m some sort of Chosen One.

Holy Hell, if I’m in charge of saving an entire race of blood suckers, the Undead are in for one hell of a ride.

Click here to pick up your copy of Fashionably Dead.

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More Free & Discounted Kindle Book Offers

Here are five additional free and discounted Kindle book offers from highly-rated independent authors who have discounted the pricing for a limited time just for members of the blog. While the pricing of the free status is valid at the time of this posting, please make sure you check the pricing carefully before you press the “buy” button as it could change at any time!

Somewhere My Love, by Beth Trissel and Elise Trissel, is just $0.99 today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 70 customer reviews.

Category: Paranormal Romance

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Fated lovers have a rare chance to reclaim the love cruelly denied them in the past, but can they grasp this brief window in time before it’s too late?

Two hundred years ago Captain Cole Wentworth, the master of an elegant Virginian home, was murdered in his chamber where his portrait still hangs. Presently the estate is a family owned museum run by Will Wentworth, a man so uncannily identical to his ancestor that spirit-sensitive tour guide Julia Morrow has trouble recognizing Cole and Will as separate. As Julia begins to remember the events of Cole’s death, she must convince Will that history is repeating, and this time he has the starring role in the tragedy. The blade is about to fall.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/qprjoq into your web browser to pick up your copy of Somewhere My Love.

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Bitcoin Beginner: A Step By Step Guide to Buying, Selling, and Investing in Bitcoin, by Sam Patterson, is regularly $3.99 but has been discounted 25% to just $2.99 in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 8 customer reviews.

Category: Business & Investing

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Bitcoin: currency of the future?
Did you know that the Bitcoin currency gained 1,000% in value earlier this year? What is it that makes this virtual currency so special? Should you join this increasingly popular payment system? This ebook for Bitcoin Beginners like you takes you by the hand, answering questions like:
• The history behind the Bitcoin revolution
• How the Bitcoin system works – no overly technical language here!
• Surprising ways to get free Bitcoin exposed
• How to earn in Bitcoin
• Which online and offline markets to buy Bitcoins at
• The safest online wallet providers
• How you can maximize security
• How to get safely paid in Bitcoins
• Where you can pay with your Bitcoins
• What the future holds for Bitcoin – a must read!
• How to stay on top of the latest Bitcoin developments
Don’t worry about intimidating terms like blockchain, wallet, private key, or mining. You will learn about them step by step in the only Bitcoin guide you will ever need.
All you need to know about Bitcoin
For “dummies” like Sam Patterson himself once was, a subject needs to be broken down into bite-sized chunks. After years of experimenting extensively with Bitcoin, Patterson brings you a no-fluff, step-by-step Bitcoin guide that will get you started in the new economy.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/bitcoin into your web browser to pick up your copy of Bitcoin Beginner: A Step By Step Guide to Buying, Selling, and Investing in Bitcoin .

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Paris to the Pyrenees: A Skeptic Pilgrim Walks the Way of Saint James, by David Downie, is normally $9.99 but has been discounted 80% to just $1.99 in the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 31 customer reviews.

Category: Non-Fiction / Travel

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Part adventure story, part cultural history, Paris to the Pyrenees explores the phenomenon of pilgrimage along the age-old way of Saint James

Driven by curiosity, wanderlust, and health crises, David Downie and his wife set out from Paris to walk across France to the Pyrenees. Starting on the Rue Saint-Jacques, then trekking 750 miles south to Roncesvalles, Spain, their eccentric route takes 72 days on Roman roads and pilgrimage paths—a 1,100-year-old network of trails leading to the sanctuary of Saint James the Greater. It is best known as El Camino de Santiago de Compostela—“The Way” for short.

The object of any pilgrimage is an inward journey manifested in a long, reflective walk. For Downie, the inward journey met the outer one: a combination of self-discovery and physical regeneration. More than 200,000 pilgrims take the highly commercialized Spanish route annually, but few cross France. Downie had a goal: to go from Paris to the Pyrenees on age-old trails, making the pilgrimage in his own maverick way.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/2my7yh into your web browser to pick up your copy of Paris to the Pyrenees: A Skeptic Pilgrim Walks the Way of Saint James.

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8 Ways to Accelerate Your Photography, by Anne McKinnell, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 129 customer reviews. I received a note from the author saying this book would be free through August 2nd.

Category: Non-Fiction / Advice & How-To

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Do you dream of being a great photographer but don’t have enough time to learn everything?

To be a great photographer today there are so many different things to learn. It can be overwhelming!

The jobs that used to belong to lab technicians, marketers, web designers and business managers now belong to you!

It is hard to make progress in the limited time you have available when you are pulled in so many different directions. How far down each path you should go?

Written by Canadian Pro Photographer and Author Anne McKinnell, “8 Ways To Accelerate Your Photography” identifies 8 core knowledge areas that are essential for today’s photographer and shares the quickest and most effective techniques in each area so you can accelerate your learning curve.

Don’t spend time learning the wrong stuff! In this eBook Anne shows you exactly what you need to know in each area:
• understand the most useful camera settings and when to use them;
• make compelling photographs that are more than snapshots;
• turn your photography into fine art with post processing;
• let the quality of light show you what kind of images to make;
• find your niche, your unique strengths and style;
• create a killer portfolio that gets attention;
• get your photography on the web and build your audience; and
• make money.
Learn the quickest and easiest techniques in each of the 8 core knowledge areas to jump start your photography!

This eBook is easy to digest and explains the concepts without using “techno-lingo.”

In 4 years Anne went from buying her first DSLR to having a large audience online, a popular and successful blog, and images in and on the cover of magazines and photography books.

Now a full-time nomadic photographer, Anne travels around North America practicing her photography skills and experimenting with different techniques. She has explored the land as well as the vast array of skills you need to become a photographer today. In this eBook she shares those skills with you so your rise to photography success will be even faster.
You need each piece of the puzzle.

Perhaps you’re not an amateur photographer but you don’t know how to get a website going and build an audience. Or perhaps you are marketing wiz but you don’t know how to use your camera. To be successful as a photographer today you need all the pieces of the puzzle to fit together.
Don’t leave great photographs for some day!

“8 Ways To Accelerate Your Photography” features a collection of 72 inspiring photographs and 17,500 words of great tips and insight.

UPDATE: This deluxe edition of the eBook has 35 additional photos!

Click here to pick up your copy of 8 Ways to Accelerate Your Photography.

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The Lightcap, by Dan Marshall, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 24 customer reviews. I received a note from the author saying this book would be free through August 2nd.

Category: Science Fiction / Cyberpunk

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Adaptech made its fortune with the Mind Drive, a product enabling control of electronic devices through thought. Most Metra Corp citizens adopted Mind Drive technology quickly, welcoming it as a more efficient way to interact with everything from computers to coffee machines. Now Adaptech wants to use its own employees to test a new product, an extension of Mind Drive tech known as the Lightcap.

After Adam Redmon is promoted to lead the group of programmers tasked with testing this new device, his strange dreams begin to blur into reality. When a member of his team abruptly disappears, Adam uncovers evidence showing his employers didn’t fully disclose the Lightcap’s functions and side effects. What he learns puts him directly in the crosshairs of the most powerful people in the Metra Region, people who will stop at nothing to keep their secret safe.

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More Free & Discounted Kindle Books

Here are an additional six discounted and free Kindle book offers for your consideration from highly-rated independent authors who have discounted the pricing for a limited time just for members of the blog. While the pricing of the free status is valid at the time of this posting, please make sure you check the pricing carefully before you press the “buy” button as it could change at any time!

Tripoli’s Target, by Ethan Jones, is regularly $4.99 but has been discounted 80% to just $0.99 today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 29 customer reviews.

Category: Thriller

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Justin Hall and Carrie O’Connor, Canadian Intelligence Service Agents, find themselves in lawless North Africa on the trail of an assassination plot. The target is the US President, and the hit is scheduled to take place during a G-20 summit in Libya’s capital, Tripoli. But the source of their information is the deceitful leader of one of the deadliest terrorist groups in the area. Ambushes and questionable loyalties turn an already difficult mission into a dark maze of betrayal and misdirection.

Forced to return to Tripoli, Justin and Carrie dig up new intelligence pointing to a powerful Saudi prince bankrolling the assassination plan. What’s worse, Justin and Carrie realize something crucial is very, very wrong with their plan. The summit is only forty-eight hours away and they still have to stop the Saudi prince, dismantle the assassination plot, and save the life of Tripoli’s target.

TRIPOLI’S TARGET promises to take the reader through a great story as it becomes the next international bestseller. Fans of David Baldacci, Vince Flynn, and Daniel Silva will love this high-octane spy thriller.

The bonus content includes the prologue and the first chapter of Arctic Wargame, the first book in this series, which came out in May 2012. Arctic Wargame hit the Amazon’s Top 10 Best Sellers lists in 2012 and 2013. It also includes the prologue and the first chapter of Fog of War, the third book in the Justin Hall series, which came out on June 4, 2013.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/ucmyhn into your web browser to pick up your copy of Tripoli’s Target.

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Trench Coats, Episode I: The Meeting, by Seeley James, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted 67% to just $0.99 in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 15 customer reviews.

Category: Thriller

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

In the first episode, Pia Sabel, heroine of The Geneva Decision, is hot on the trail of abducted children when a powerful bureaucrat steps in, threatening to slow her down. But she was there—she saw the heinous crimes—and will let nothing stop her.

A few months earlier, she took the helm of her father’s security company and nearly lost her life. She spent the summer improving her skills and learning the business. But when a shadowy group tries to setup her murder, she senses an international conspiracy and begins mapping out the players.

Her adversaries think she’s just a spoiled rich kid, a washed up soccer star who’s in over her head. She uses their mistake to her advantage, but who is she really up against—child traffickers or governments?

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/b9tf6q into your web browser to pick up your copy of Trench Coats, Episode I: The Meeting.

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42 Days to Fit, by Brandy Ferguson, Stacy Karen, and Emma Swanston, is regularly $4.99 but has been discounted 80% to just $0.99 in the Amazon Kindle store and has received an average user rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars based on 44 customer reviews.

Category: Health / Advice & How-To

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

A realistic diet and exercise challenge to help you get fit…and stay fit for life!

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/42days into your web browser to pick up your copy of 42 Days to Fit.

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18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done , by Peter Bregman is regularly $8.99 but has been discounted 78% to just $1.99 today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 150 customer reviews.

Category: Self-Improvement / Non-Fiction / Business & Investing

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Based upon his weekly Harvard Business Review columns, 18 MINUTES clearly shows how busy people can cut through all the daily clutter and distractions and find a way to focus on those key items which are truly the top priorities in our lives.

Bregman works from the premise that the best way to combat constant and distracting interruptions is to create productive distractions of one’s own. Based upon a series of short bite-sized chapters, his approach allows us to safely navigate through the constant chatter of emails, text messages, phone calls, and endless meetings that prevent us from focusing our time on those things that are truly important to us.

Mixing first-person insights along with unique case studies, Bregman sprinkles his charming book with pathways which help guide us — pathways that can get us on the right trail in 18 minutes or less.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/18minutes into your web browser to pick up your copy of 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done.
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All My Love, Detrick, by Roberta Kagan, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 67 customer reviews. I received a note from the author saying this book would be free through July 25th.

Category: Historical Fiction / Romance

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

When Detrick, a seven-year-old German boy, crashes and destroys his brand new bicycle in Berlin. He takes an unusual way home, through the Jewish sector of town. It is here that he meets Jacob Abdenstern, a Jewish bicycle repairman who offers to help the little boy, and between them relationship flourishes that will alter both of their lives forever.
Ten years later… Detrick is now seventeen, and working in Jacob’s bicycle shop. The stars align as Detrick sees Jacob’s fifteen-year-old daughter Leah in a new light. The attraction between the two is undeniable, and they find themselves falling in love, just as Hitler is appointed chancellor of Germany.

The heart-wrenching novel “All My Love Detrick” intertwines the lives of the lovers and their families as they try to survive in a world gone mad, under the reign of Hitler and his Third Reich. If you liked “Titanic,” you’ll love “All My Love, Detrick.”

Click here to pick up your copy of All My Love, Detrick.

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The Catalyst, by Chris Reher, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 41 customer reviews. I received a note from the author saying this is the last day for this book to be free.

Category: Science Fiction

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Lieutenant Nova Whiteside, on an apparently routine assignment aboard an interstellar transport, finds herself the target of an assassination attempt. Her escape leaves her with no option but to rely on Seth, a former lover, for help.

Unfortunately, she realizes that they are now on opposite sides of an escalating war between the Commonwealth Union of Planets and an increasingly dangerous rebel organization.

In trying to find who is threatening her life, they discover a plot to destroy a distant planet – a world inhabited by creatures that are the key to Nova’s survival – and a conspiracy that threatens the stability of the Union Commonwealth.

Can Nova go beyond her strict military training to cooperate with people whom she is sworn to destroy?

Click here to pick up your copy of The Catalyst.

 
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13 Discounted Kindle Book Offers

Here are 13 discounted and free Kindle book offers for your consideration from highly-rated independent authors who have discounted the pricing for a limited time just for members of the blog.

Parallel Visions, by Cheryl Rainfield, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted 67% to just $0.99 in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 30 customer reviews.

Category: Young Adult / Fantasy / Paranormal

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

A new YA fantasy from award-winning author of Scars and Hunted Cheryl Rainfield.

Visions can kill you. Would you risk your life to save someone else’s?

Kate sees psychic visions of the future and the past—but only when she’s having an asthma attack. When she “sees” her sister being beaten, she needs more visions to try to save her, along with a suicidal classmate—but triggering her asthma could kill her. Parallel Visions is the story of one brave, caring girl whose unusual gifts put her own life in danger.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/ste7ga into your web browser to pick up your copy of Parallel Visions .

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The No-Numbers Approach to Saving Money , by Higher Reed, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted 67% to just $0.99 in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 15 customer reviews.

Category: Personal Finance / Budgeting

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

The No-Numbers Approach helps you save money but stays away from dollars and cents because many people find budgeting intimidating and overwhelming. The No-Numbers part of our approach to saving money means we avoid burn out because we don’t count pennies. It is not a condemnation of penny-counters. On the contrary, if you get to the end of the No-Numbers Approach and feel ready to work with a traditional budget, good for you!

But for those of us who never want to – or don’t want to yet – work with a spreadsheet and numbers but still want to save, it is best to start saving in the easiest way possible. Since modern society already generates records of our spending for us – namely receipts and bills – we can use those records to watch our money without having to crunch numbers.

In this book, you will learn how to cut spending without spending a lot of time doing calculations. You will learn where you spend the most and how you can gain control over that spending. And having control over spending is a very good feeling.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/f6guh3 into your web browser to pick up your copy of The No-Numbers Approach to Saving Money .

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Seriously Mum, What’s an Alpaca?, by Alan Parks, is regularly $4.80 but has been discounted 79% to just $0.99 in the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 22 customer reviews.

Category: Memoir / Biography

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

‘Seriously Mum, What’s an Alpaca?’ is the frank and charming story of a brave couple who risk everything to move to Spain to breed alpacas. Their intention is to make a living, but first they must negotiate their way through the Spanish property market, local characters, rogue builders and the worst weather Andalucía has seen for 100 years.
In this memoir with a difference, you can even hear what some of the animals have to say about their new home.

Alan and Lorna experience the joy, but also the heartbreak of alpaca breeding, picking up an assortment of stray animals on the way.

‘Seriously Mum, What’s an Alpaca?’ may be full of glorious highs and monumental lows, but it is essentially a story of endeavour and spirit, living each day as though it may be the last.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/kg3ji5 into your web browser to pick up your copy of Seriously Mum, What’s an Alpaca?.

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My Temporary Life, by Martin Crosbie, is regularly $3.99 but has been discounted 75% to just $0.99 today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 232 customer reviews.

Category: Romantic Suspense / Literary Fiction

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Malcolm Wilson learned that everything is always temporary. Growing up, he’s raised by a promiscuous mother who can’t stay out of trouble, his best friend is a thirteen-year-old alcoholic, and the masters at his tough Scottish school are always raising their canes in his direction. When he becomes an adult, he escapes, and chooses the safe route, watching the rest of the world from a distance. Everything changes the day he meets the beautiful, alluring, green-haired Heather, and when he learns of Heather’s own abusive childhood and the horrific secret she’s been carrying, Malcolm makes a decision-this time he’s not backing down, whatever the cost.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/5ybq6u into your web browser to pick up your copy of My Temporary Life .

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Hidden Gifts, by Elena Aitken, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted 67% to just $0.99 today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 8 customer reviews.

Category: Contemporary Romance

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Escape to the Canadian Rockies for a little romance!

When you’re looking for a little escape to the rugged mountain landscape that’s as beautiful as it is wild, unwind at Castle Mountain Lodge.

The Lodge is the perfect place to hide from your life, and that’s exactly what Morgan wants to do when she leaves everything behind to live and work in the mountains.
But when a beautiful and troubled little girl sneaks her way into Morgan’s heart, it suddenly becomes much harder to hide, especially from Bo, the little girl’s rugged father whose had his own share of heartache.

Can either of them let their guard down long enough to see what’s in front of them? And, will it be too late to save the heart of the little girl who needs them both?

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/dz0feh into your web browser to pick up your copy of Hidden Gifts .

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How to Lose 100 Pounds – 6 Book Bundle, is actually an eight book bundle (the six in the title plus two as a free bonus) by P. Seymour, is regularly $9.99 but has been discounted 50% to just $4.99 today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book collection has received an average user rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 12 customer reviews.

Category: Health / Self-Improvement

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

This book is a compilation of the 6 Book Series “How to Lose 100 Pounds”.

Losing 100 pounds is NOT easy! This book is NOT filled with the latest promises and solutions for fast weight loss. You can find plenty of other books on those topics if you’re not ready to give up the rollercoaster ride just yet.

What you will find here is a series of blueprints to help you to find the motivation and tools that you will need to go the distance with any weight loss plan.

This book is written by a “regular” woman losing 100+ pounds who has found a number of strategies that has helped her to FINALLY start a weight loss plan that has actually become fun and inspiring. This blueprint can help you too.

If you’re ready to lose the weight and change your life, whether it’s 100 pounds or 20 pounds, then “How to Lose 100 Pounds” is for you! Grab your copy today!
Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/lose100 into your web browser to pick up your copy of How to Lose 100 Pounds – 6 Book Bundle .

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5 Discounted & Free Kindle Book Offers

Here are five discounted and free Kindle book offers from highly-rated independent authors who have discounted the pricing for a limited time just for members of the blog. While the pricing of the free status is valid at the time of this posting, please make sure you check the pricing carefully before you press the “buy” button as it could change at any time!

Texas Refuge: The Marshall Brothers Book 1 by Jean Brashear is normally $3.99 but has been discounted 75% to just 99 cents through tomorrow in the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 9 customer reviews.

Category: Contemporary Romance

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Fans of Nora Roberts, Linda Howard, Elizabeth Lowell, Bella Andre, Robyn Carr and Marie Force will enjoy this sexy, emotional Texas romance with a paranormal twist, the first of two books in USAToday and Kindle bestselling author Jean Brashear’s TEXAS HEROES: The Marshalls series, romantic suspense that will grab your heart and keep it racing

“Jean Brashear’s distinctive storytelling voice instantly draws in the reader. She writes with warmth and emotional truth. The depth of her understanding of human nature marks her as a writer to watch, a writer to read and a writer to enjoy.”~#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber

Quinn Marshall is haunted after nearly dying in a failed attempt to save his sister, and the last thing the former Houston detective wants is another woman to watch over–but his rugged Texas ranch is the ideal hiding place for soap opera star Lorie Chandler, one of his brother Josh’s closest friends. Neither Quinn nor Lorie expects the explosive heat or the powerful emotion that flares to life in his canyon refuge, yet there is no future for them and both are painfully aware that their time together can only be temporary.

The sequel, Josh’s story, is Texas Star.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/6zf0r9 into your web browser to pick up your copy of Texas Refuge: The Marshall Brothers Book 1.

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Before Her Eyes by Rebecca Forster is normally $3.99 but has been discounted 75% to just $0.99 in the Amazon Kindle store through April 19th. This book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 86 customer reviews.

Rebecca was also gracious enough to write a guest blog post last week, where she told us a little bit more about herself, the background of her books, and a few other interesting tidbits about her life. If you would like to see that post (it’s pretty interesting), you can read it if you click here or type in http://wp.me/p2b82w-4jl into your web browser.

Category: Mystery & Thrillers

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

In a remote mountain community, the execution of a grocer and the abduction of a world-renowned model leave the local sheriff searching for a connection, two killers and a woman who is running for her life. In the next 48 hours, Sheriff Dove Connelly will peel back the layers of intrigue beneath the tranquil camaraderie of his mountain enclave and find that nothing is what it seems.

As Dove sets his investigation in motion, Tessa Bradley, a hard assed Texas gal, faces off with her abductors. Her rangy beauty doesn’t mean a damn thing to the foreign men holding her at gunpoint. Just as one of them pulls the trigger, Tessa lashes out. Wounded but alive, she escapes her captors only to find greater peril lies ahead. As her life flashes before her eyes, Tessa struggles to stay alive, prays for rescue and fights for her soul’s salvation.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/k1701o into your web browser to pick up your copy of Before Her Eyes .

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Hollywood Scandals by Gemma Halliday is normally priced at $4.99 but has been discounted 80% to just $0.99 through April 19th, and this book has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 86 customer reviews.

Category: Mystery

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Gemma Halliday…

Tina Bender is the gossip columnist at the infamous L.A. Informer tabloid. She knows everything about everyone who’s anyone. And she’s not afraid to print it. That is, until she receives a threatening note, promising, “If you don’t stop writing about me, you’re dead.” Now her managing editor, Felix Dunn (from the High Heels Mysteries), has her teaming with a built bodyguard, a bubbly blonde, and an alcoholic obituary writer to uncover just which juicy piece of Hollywood gossip is worth killing over.

(Formerly published under the title: SCANDAL SHEET.)

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/6nhyrf into your web browser to pick up your copy of Hollywood Scandals .

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How to Learn Higher-Paying Skills by Steve Churchill is priced at just $2.99 today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 16 customer reviews.

Category: Advice & How-To / Business / Self-Improvement

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Are you happy with your employment? Do you want to be paid better for the work you do? Are you reluctant to spend a lot of time and money going back to school? You need the ability to learn new skills quickly!

This book will help you develop your personal learning strategy for mastering new, higher paying skills. This is not “get rich quick” garbage: it will take work and dedication. You need to discover how you learn best, what your own personal learning preferences are. You need to know what resources are “out there” for teaching yourself these higher paying skills. You need to know what some of the in-demand skills are and how to get them. This book will help you do all of that as you read and complete the 14 information-packed chapters.

As you work through the lessons and activities included in this book, you will develop the ability to learn new skills more quickly. You will create a “toolbox” to adapt to evolving job markets and technologies. While others worry about job security, you will feel confident and secure in your own marketability. This book will help you adapt to changing circumstances quickly. If you’re thinking about starting your own business, the ability to teach yourself will ensure you remain competitive and successful.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/scmces into your web browser to pick up your copy of How to Learn Higher-Paying Skills .

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Money Smart: Hot Not to Buy Cat Food When You Don’t Have a Cat by Mary C. Kelly is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on 119 customer reviews.

Category: Advice & How-To / Investing

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

How to be Money Smart is directed toward 18-30 year olds who want to build wealth and live well.

Easy to read, and quick to implement, this guide explains how to buy a car, whether to rent or buy a house, how to develop an effective saving and spending plan, and how and where to invest.

Dr. Mary Kelly was once asked if she was afraid of the risk involved with investing. Mary’s answer was, “I am far more afraid of having to buy cat food when I don’t have a cat.”

This became part of the many personal finance courses Mary has taught for three universities to thousands of students.

Money Smart is dedicated to Mary’s students, with the hope that they will make smart decisions, live well, and help others.

Being smart about personal finances has never been more important. Start now!

Perfect for college students, new managers, or anyone who needs guidance and motivation on how to be smart with money.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/6vl1uk into your web browser to pick up your copy of Money Smart: Hot Not to Buy Cat Food When You Don’t Have a Cat .

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Today's Kindle Daily Deal and Free Book Offers

The Kindle Daily Deal is a one-day only offer where a specific Kindle book for adults and one for younger readers (children or young adults), plus a romance and a science fiction title, has been hand-selected by the editors at Amazon and significantly discounted for today only. I’m also including a couple of free Kindle book offers, but please make sure the pricing still says free before you click the buy button!

Kindle Daily Deal

Today’s Kindle Daily Deal for adults is Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson and this book was $8.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted 78% to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 975 customer reviews.

Today’s Kindle Teen Daily Deal is The Very Fairy Princess: Here Comes the Flower Girl by Julie Andrews, Emma Walton Hamilton, and Christine Davenier, and this book was $16.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted 88% to just $1.99 for today only.

Today’s Science Fiction / Fantasy Daily Deal is The Secret of Ji: Six Heirs by Pierre Grimberts, and this book was $9.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted 80% to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 44 customer reviews.

Today’s Romance Daily Deal is The Most to Lose , by Laura Landon, and this book was $9.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted 80% to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 46 customer reviews.

You can check each of them out if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser.

 

Here is the Cryptonomicon book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

With this extraordinary first volume in what promises to be an epoch-making masterpiece, Neal Stephenson hacks into the secret histories of nations and the private obsessions of men, decrypting with dazzling virtuosity the forces that shaped this century.
In 1942, Lawrence Pritchard Waterhouse—mathematical genius and young Captain in the U.S. Navy—is assigned to detachment 2702. It is an outfit so secret that only a handful of people know it exists, and some of those people have names like Churchill and Roosevelt. The mission of Waterhouse and Detachment 2702—commanded by Marine Raider Bobby Shaftoe-is to keep the Nazis ignorant of the fact that Allied Intelligence has cracked the enemy’s fabled Enigma code. It is a game, a cryptographic chess match between Waterhouse and his German counterpart, translated into action by the gung-ho Shaftoe and his forces.
Fast-forward to the present, where Waterhouse’s crypto-hacker grandson, Randy, is attempting to create a “data haven” in Southeast Asia—a place where encrypted data can be stored and exchanged free of repression and scrutiny. As governments and multinationals attack the endeavor, Randy joins forces with Shaftoe’s tough-as-nails granddaughter, Amy, to secretly salvage a sunken Nazi submarine that holds the key to keeping the dream of a data haven afloat. But soon their scheme brings to light a massive conspiracy with its roots in Detachment 2702 linked to an unbreakable Nazi code called Arethusa. And it will represent the path to unimaginable riches and a future of personal and digital liberty…or to universal totalitarianism reborn.
A breathtaking tour de force, and Neal Stephenson’s most accomplished and affecting work to date, Cryptonomicon is profound and prophetic, hypnotic and hyper-driven, as it leaps forward and back between World War II and the World Wide Web, hinting all the while at a dark day-after-tomorrow. It is a work of great art, thought and creative daring; the product of a truly iconoclastic imagination working with white-hot intensity.

You can pick up your copy of Cryptonomicon by clicking here or typing in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser.

 

 

Here is the The Very Fairy Princess: Here Comes the Flower Girl book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

Gerry is asked to be the flower girl in Aunt Sue’s wedding, and she couldn’t be more excited. Her imagination runs wild with thoughts of extravagant decorations, a billowy white gown, and hundreds of guests. When she finds out the bride prefers a small celebration, Gerry can’t help but be disappointed… but she soon realizes that having the wedding in her own backyard will let her put her creative stamp on everything. Even when disaster strikes in the form of rain on the big day, Gerry finds a way to bring sunshine to the party, reminding everyone that the most important thing at a wedding is the most special sparkle of all – happiness and love.

Christine Davenier’s whimsically elegant illustrations include lush garden scenes and plenty of wedding flowers in this spirited follow-up to The Very Fairy Princess and The Very Fairy Princess Takes the Stage from the renowned mother-daughter team.

You can pick up your copy of The Very Fairy Princess: Here Comes the Flower Girl by clicking here or typing in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser.

 

Here is the The Secret of Ji: Six Heirs book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

The Known World is a sprawling region ruled by mortals, protected by gods, and plied by magicians and warriors, merchants and beggars, royals and scoundrels. Here, those with the gift of the Erjak share a psychic bond with animals; a far-reaching fraternity unites criminals of every persuasion in a vast army of villainy; and upon the mighty river Alt, the dead will one day sail seeking vengeance on the enemies of their descendants.
But for all the Known World’s wonders, splendors, and terrors, what has endured most powerfully is the strange legacy of Ji. Emissaries from every nation—the grand Goranese Empire; desolate, frozen Arkary; cosmopolitan Lorelia; and beyond—followed an enigmatic summons into the unknown. Some never returned; others were never the same. Each successive generation has guarded the profound truth and held sacred the legendary event. But now, the very last of them—and the wisdom they possess—are threatened. The time has come to fight for ultimate enlightenment…or fall to infinite darkness.

You can pick up your copy of The Secret of Ji: Six Heirs by clicking here or typing in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser.

 

Here is the The Most to Lose book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

“Some day, when you have the most to lose…I’ll take it all.”
Jonah Armstrong, Earl of Haywood, and the Duke of Hadleigh were best friends until a scandal involving Hadleigh’s fiancée destroyed their friendship. Three years later, Jonah returns from the Crimea as a war hero and London’s most eligible bachelor, setting the gossip afire and fanning Hadleigh’s long-simmering rage into an inferno. Hadleigh has not forgotten his old friend’s betrayal, and now that Jonah has returned, he will take his revenge.
Lady Cecelia Randolph has loved Jonah Armstrong for as long as she can remember. The moment they share a passionate kiss, she dares to hope that he feels the same for her and that his attention is driven by more than his desire to taunt her brother or his desperation for her dowry. It isn’t until Hadleigh’s quest for vengeance nearly destroys her that she realizes that Jonah loves her enough to risk everything to protect her.

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Kindle Free Book Offers

Rippler by Cidney Swanson free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 213 customer reviews. My teenage daughter and her friends have read this one, as well as the rest of the books in the series, and rated it “awesome” (that’s a technical term of approval of high appreciation for teenage girls from what I understand).

Category: Young Adult / Fantasy

Here is the book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

Over Two Weeks on the Amazon Teen Bestseller List!

When Samantha Ruiz turns invisible in front of team mates on a rafting trip, she knows something’s wrong with her. According to her knowledgeable friend Will, she’s got a rare genetic disorder. Fearing a lifetime sentence as a lab-rat, Sam wants to keep her ability secret. But she also wants to know if there’s a connection between dark Nazi experiments on others like her and her own mother’s death eight years earlier. At the same time that Sam is sleuthing, she’s falling hard for Will. And soon, she’ll have to choose between keeping her secrets hidden and keeping Will safe.

You can pick up your copy of Rippler by clicking here or typing in http://smarturl.it/rippler into your web browser.

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The ABC’s of Money by Natalie Pace is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on 32 customer reviews.

Category: Business & Investing

Here is the book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

Most Americans are worried about their future — particularly their nest egg. 1 out of every 10 Americans is being pursued by debt collectors. If you want to beat the debt game, earn gains (instead of riding on the Wall Street rollercoaster) and live a richer, happier life, then you have to get a new game plan. The ABCs of Money offers vital information and easy, effective strategies for income, budgeting, real estate, stocks, bonds, gold, hard assets, annuities, debt reduction and saving your home. These strategies have been saving homes and nest eggs for more than a decade and have earned Natalie Pace the ranking of #1 stock picker. Once you learn The ABCs of Money (that we all should have received in high school), you will transform your life — out of struggling to survive and buried alive in bills — to thriving.
As TD AMERITRADE chairman Joe Moglia says, “College students need this information before they get their first credit card. Young adults need it before they buy their first home. Empty nesters can use the information to downsize to a sustainable lifestyle, before they get into trouble.”

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Six Discounted and Free Kindle Book Offers

Here are six discounted and FREE Kindle book offers from highly-rated independent authors who have discounted the pricing for a limited time just for members of the blog…for the free Kindle book offers, please make sure you verify the price is still free before you click the buy button as the price can revert back to paid status at any time!

Deadly Image by Tamelia Tumlin is 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on 17 customer reviews.

Category: Romantic Suspense

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Gone without a trace …

Lexi Yates knows she hasn’t harmed her three-year old daughter, yet the Louisiana town of Gator Bayou seems to think she’s guilty. With her daughter missing, the evidence stacking up against her and her faith in God tested to the limit, Lexi must find a way to convince FBI agent Ace Valdez she’s innocent before she becomes the next target.

Ace Valdez doesn’t trust easily, and he certainly knows better than to fall for a case, yet there’s something about the widowed mother that makes him want to believe she’s innocent. But evidence doesn’t lie. Or does it?

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/deadlyimage into your web browser to pick up your copy of Deadly Image.

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The Princess of Dhagabad Anna Kashina is normally $5.99, but has been discounted 83% to just $0.99 in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 31 customer reviews.

Category: Fantasy / Historical Fiction

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

A little magic can go a long way — to really screwing up a girl’s life!
THE CURSE OF ABSOLUTE POWER.
THE MAGIC OF TRUE LOVE.

When, on the day of her age-coming, the princess opens a mysterious bronze bottle—a gift from her grandmother—she has no idea that she is about to unleash a power older than the world itself. Worse, she is not prepared for the bearer of this power to be a handsome man whose intense gray eyes pierce her very soul. Hasan, her new slave, is immeasurably older and stronger than anyone she has ever heard of, and he is now hers to command—if she can handle him, that is.

Sensuous and delightfully intelligent, The Princess of Dhagabad is the first book in a trilogy by a talented new author.

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A Fairy’s Guide to Disaster by A.W. Hartoin is normally priced at $2.99, but has been discounted 67% to just $0.99 in the Amazon Kindle store for the next two days. This book has received an average user rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on 29 customer reviews.

Category: Fantasy / Young Adult / Children

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Tiny fairies. Huge adventure.

Matilda Whipplethorn is about to get what she’s always wanted, and it’s a bad thing. Being a babysitter isn’t much of a dream for the average thirteen-year-old, but Matilda is anything but average. She’s half a centimeter tall, invisible to the human eye, and hearing-impaired. Her mother won’t let her forget any of that. So for Matilda, adventures are in short supply. Finally agreeing to let Matilda take some responsibility, her mother gives her a list of emergency procedures for babysitting. The only problem; humans aren’t on the list.

Minutes into her first job, humans appear in isolated Whipplethorn Manor. They tear her home, the fireplace mantel, right off the wall of Whipplethorn and Matilda’s afternoon babysitting job goes long term.

When the mantel ends up on display in an antique mall, the security that Matilda always took for granted is gone. She can lock the doors, but that doesn’t keep the kids in or spriggans and the fly-eating phalanx fairies out. Matilda’s up for an adventure, if only she could hear it coming.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/yaq5fs into your web browser to pick up your copy of A Fairy’s Guide to Disaster.

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How to Meal Plan: A Step By Step Guide for Busy Moms by Crystal VanTassel is normally $4.99 but has been discounted 80% to just $0.99 for the next three days in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 36 customer reviews.

Category: Advice & How-To / Cooking

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

This eBook will teach you how to meal plan, while saving you money and saving you time – in 5 easy steps.If you struggle with getting dinner on the table, this is a must read.

How to Meal Plan: A Step by Step Guide for Busy Moms includes:
* how to meal plan in 5 easy steps
* a list of 20 sites to find recipes on
* how to create a grocery list (with 10 resources and tools)
* 12 ideas for displaying your menu
* pointers for implementing your plan
* tips to follow when road blocks arrive
* 5 free printable worksheets that have been custom-made for this eBook
* 14 easy recipes for two weeks of dinner ideas
* an awesome list of 10+ mommy resources for other struggles

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/mealplan into your web browser to pick up your copy of How to Meal Plan: A Step By Step Guide for Busy Moms .

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Living Rich By Spending Smart: How to Get More of What You Really Want by Gregory Karp is normally $24.99 but is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 73 customer reviews.

Category: Business & Investing / Advice & How-To

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

As The Millionaire Next Door revealed, building wealth isn’t just about working harder or what you choose to invest in: it’s about spending smarter. Now, award-winning Tribune Company personal finance columnist Gregory Karp shows how to do just that.

This book isn’t about depriving yourself. Instead, Gregory Karp shows how to build real, long-lasting wealth by plugging the money leaks you’re barely aware of and making sure you spend with a purpose.

Karp’s surprisingly painless techniques will help you eliminate wasteful spending in every area of your financial life. You’ll discover how to focus spending on what you really care about…spend less on gifts without becoming a cheapskate…slash your phone bill…pay less for food and still eat what you want…eliminate spending …

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/tuqj6s into your web browser to pick up your copy of Living Rich By Spending Smart: How to Get More of What You Really Want .

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One Tiny Miracle… by Carol Marinelli is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 24 customer reviews.

Category: Romance

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

The most precious gifts in life are worth risking your heart for…
Dr. Ben Richardson is trying to make yet another new start, this time in the emergency department at a Melbourne hospital. It’s been nearly four years since he lost his wife and unborn child—and he still hasn’t let go. So it comes as quite a surprise to him when his eye is drawn to a beautiful pregnant woman on the beach.
When Ben realizes Celeste is a nurse at the hospital, he wants to keep his distance. She reminds him too much of all he’s lost. But Celeste is clearly facing this challenging pregnancy alone, and Ben can’t help coming to her rescue. Being with her to deliver her premature baby girl finally makes him realize there’s a future for him right here after all—if he’s prepared to risk enough to claim it….

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5 FREE Kindle Book Offers

Need a fresh distraction this afternoon before you start the weekend? Listed below are 5 FREE Kindle books for you in a variety of genres from the Amazon Kindle store for your Saturday morning: as of this posting, each of the books was free on the Amazon website but please make sure you check the pricing before you smack the “buy” button as the pricing can (and does) change at any time!

The Money Code: Become a Millionaire with the Ancient Jewish Code by H.W. Charles has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 28 customer reviews. I received a note from the author saying this book would be free through February 19th.

Category: Business & Investing / Advice & How-To

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Why Are So Many Jews Millionaires?

Jews are estimated to make up less than 1% of the world’s population, yet approximately 25% of the world’s billionaires are Jewish. Jews are always found on lists of the world’s richest people. In 2009, 139 of the Forbes 400 were Jewish. Jews also comprise a very large number of history’s most important figures, people who have had a profound impact on humanity. Approximately 35% of Nobel Prizes have been awarded to Jews. No other ethnic group has even come close to matching the abilities and accomplishments of Jews.

Since such a large percent of the wealthiest and most successful people in the world are Jewish, a common question the world over is, “Why are so many Jews so wealthy?” Their secret lies not in their genetics or intelligence, as some have believed, but in their religion. Many of the wealthiest Jews use a code based on Judaism.

You do not need to covert to Judaism or believe in religion to use The Money Code. “Religion has preserved history’s greatest wisdom teachings,” says religious studies scholar Huston Cummings Smith.

There are various methods of wealth creation; however, many are short-lived, unfulfilling, or hazardous. The ideal circumstance is to create long-lasting wealth, accompanied by peace of mind and fulfillment. This book will reveal the code that many Jews understand and use to their great advantage. The Money Code can be used by absolutely anyone to achieve long-term wealth and success in life.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/blygb8 into your web browser to receive your free copy.

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The Way of Grace by Cathy Bryant has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 29 customer reviews.

Category: Romantic Suspense / Religious Fiction

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

In pursuit of justice, in need of grace . . .

A justice-seeking perfectionist pursues her dream of a perfect life in her hometown of Miller’s Creek, Texas. Sidetracked by a desire to be a prosecuting attorney, Grace Soldano launches into uncharted waters, making herself over to please her boss and mentor.

Then a disheveled free spirit turns her perfectly ordered world upside down, challenging the concept of personal goodness. A fall from perfection leaves Grace teetering between vengeance and grace, caught in a deadly crossfire that leaves her dreams in a heap of ashes.

Can she learn to joyfully accept the life God has given her–far from perfect–but completely immersed in His grace?

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/efzhya into your web browser to receive your free copy.

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A Lonely Resurrection by Barry Eisler has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 118 customer reviews.

Category: Action & Adventure

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Previously published as Hard Rain and Blood from Blood

All John Rain wants is to get out of the killing business. But with his discretion, his reliability, and his unique talent for death by “natural causes,” no one is willing to let him just retire. So when an old nemesis from the Japanese national police force comes to him with a new job–eliminate Murakami, a killer even more fearsome than Rain himself–Rain knows he can’t refuse.

Aided by an achingly desirable half Brazilian, half Japanese exotic dancer he knows he shouldn’t trust, Rain pursues his quarry through underground no-holds-barred fight clubs, mobbed-up hostess bars, and finally into the heart of a shadow war between the CIA and the yakuza. It’s a war Rain can’t win, but also one he can’t afford to lose–a war where the distinctions between friend and foe and truth and deceit are as murky as the rain-slicked streets of Tokyo.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/juqdk2 into your web browser to receive your free copy.

 

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Wick by Michael Bunker and Chris Awalt has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 105 customer reviews.

Category: Suspense / Mystery & Thrillers

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

…A Mind-Bending Thriller… Clay just wants to get home. Six years ago, he moved to New York City after his wife and daughters were killed in a horrible automobile accident, and now, the day after Hurricane Sandy devastates the city and the tri-state area, Clay sets out on foot to escape both the city, and the prison of his old life there. What Clay discovers on his epic walk to freedom, will change everything… for everyone… forever.

W1CK is a stand-alone pre-apocalyptic thriller that sets the stage for the apocalyptic social, economic, and structural collapse of Western Civilization that leads us, 20 years later, into the events of Michael Bunker’s thriller – The Last Pilgrims.

The Cold War is about to get Hot, and sometimes just saying ‘NO’ is a revolutionary act…

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/dbh29d into your web browser to receive your free copy.

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Basic Soap Making: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started by Elizabeth Letcavage and Patsy Buck has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 65 customer reviews.

Category: Advice & How-To

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

This book features hundreds of step-by-step, full-color photographs that illustrate exactly how to make cold-process soap. It contains instructions on molding soap, cutting bars, creating original recipes, packaging gifts, and more. It includes a chapter on constructing a soap mold, liner, and cutter at home. Readers will learn the basic four-oil soap recipe, which can then be enhanced with additives such as oatmeal, fragrance oils, colored swirls, two-tone nuggets, and moisturizing butters.

Please note this book is free in the USA only.

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7 FREE Kindle Book Offers

Need a fresh distraction this afternoon? Listed below are seven FREE Kindle books for you in a variety of genres from the Amazon Kindle store for your Saturday morning: as of this posting, each of the books was free on the Amazon website but please make sure you check the pricing before you smack the “buy” button as the pricing can (and does) change at any time!

Executive in Sweatpants: A Handbook for Launching Your Work from Home Career by Matt Keener has received an average user rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on 12 customer reviews. I received a note from the author saying this book would be free through February 5th.

Category: Business & Investing / Advice & How-To

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Admit it….you’re not really happy with your current career track, are you?

Do you find yourself routinely asking these questions:

Is this job fulfilling, or do I just do it for the paycheck?

Am I really climbing the “corporate ladder”, or am I stuck on the same rung?

Why do I keep working for the same company but expect different results?

Whether you’re unemployed, underemployed, or just generally dissatisfied with your current job, your gut says there must be something more in store for your career. Rest easy in knowing that you’re in good company; nearly 70% of all Americans are dissatisfied with their current employment situation.

Luckily, you live in one of the greatest times of opportunity our world has ever known. Thanks to the power of the Internet, the dream of owning and operating your own business is closer than you can imagine.

I was once much like you: working for a big corporation, unsure of what my future looked like, and kind of bored. I knew I wanted to someday become an entrepreneur. But how? Doing what?

In my book, Executive in Sweatpants, I tell you everything you need to know for starting a successful business in the 21st Century. As the name implies, your new business can be operated from the comfort of home (in sweatpants, of course). Over the past five years, I’ve used the principles found in this book to start and grow a highly profitable home-based consulting firm. By leveraging the power of the Internet, some free web-based tools, and your own creativity, you too can grow a real business that you can be proud of.

By reading the book, you’ll learn:

Why salary is a dead-end proposition for your career.

What the changing economy (and technology) means for your future.

How you can leverage the changes in technology to your long-term advantage.

Why your virtual resume is so much more important than any paper resume.

Dozens of free work from home tools (and how to use them).

How to work from home without losing your mind.

Tips for growing your business and ensuring long-term success.

Important note: You’ve probably heard the advertisements for work from home systems that promise to solve all your problems. Although the idea of working from home is great, many of these systems are total scams. I want to assure you this book is not some kind of work from home program or gimmick. It’s simply a proven game plan that has worked for me. No tricks, no “one-time investments”, no scams. This is the real deal.

This book is the perfect read for: disgruntled corporate executives and mid-level managers in need of a change, stay at home moms (and dads) who want to earn some extra income, retired business professionals looking to leverage their experience into an income stream, college students who want to gain practical work experience, freelance consultants looking for a more reliable source of clients, and virtually anyone with a marketable skill (such as marketing, accounting, sales, business development, operations management, web development, and information technology to name a few).

Stop hoping for a change with your career. Take action today – and tomorrow you’ll be able to trade in your slacks for sweatpants.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/mb3u94 into your web browser to receive your free copy.

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Gray Justice by Alan McDermott has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 83 customer reviews.

Category: Mystery & Thrillers

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Gray Justice is the fast-paced debut thriller from Alan McDermott. When a killer walks free from court, the victim’s father sees just two options: accept the judge’s decision; or take on the entire British justice system. Tom Gray chooses the latter and his crusade attracts instant worldwide media coverage. It was just what Tom was hoping for, but it brought him a lot more than he bargained for.

Gray Justice is much more than a simple tale of revenge: it’s a rollercoaster ride with an ending you’ll never forget!

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The Adventures of Bindi Girl: Diving Deep Into the Heart of India by Erin Reese has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 51 customer reviews.

Category: Non-Fiction / Travel

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Erin Reese is a one-of-a-kind travel writer—a spiritual seeker and solo backpacker who dropped out of a successful career in corporate America, hit the road, and never looked back.

A SPIRITUAL TRAVELER’S SASSY TALE

Packed with plenty of spicy curry, cows, and comedy, Bindi Girl takes us on one heck of a wild ride across India. From Dharamsala and the Dalai Lama to ashrams, yoga schools, and meditation melodramas, Bindi educates and entertains as she goes. We discover the Hindu deities, the tourist trap mafia, and the beach havens of the hippie trail. From “Guru Disney” to the holy hell of Varanasi, Bindi’s got us clamoring for more masala chai all the way.

When Bindi meets an attractive young stranger who is more than her mental and physical match, her fiery spirit is put to the test. He whisks her off to the furthest reaches of India—the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal. There, in an isolated jungle, they attempt to live out a Robinson Crusoe fantasy. Will it be the Garden of Eden or end up a natural disaster? Among the wild beauty and danger of the islands and the kooky madness of “typical India,” Reese takes us deep into the heart of a country and her very self.

Bindi Girl is a gift to the traveler, the spiritual seeker, and the armchair tourist—anyone yearning for honest inspiration and a real kick to get out and truly live!

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/vc2kzc into your web browser to receive your free copy.

 

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My Boyfriend Merlin by Priya Ardis has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 41 customer reviews. I received a note from the author saying this book would be free through February 8th.

Category: Young Adult / Paranormal

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

He was a little older than he was letting on. By a few eons…

17 year-old Boston high-schooler Arriane, aka Ryan, DuLac just found out the guy she’s been crushing on, hot biker Matt, is a little older than he was letting on. In fact, he is really Merlin–the Merlin, King Arthur’s Merlin, the greatest wizard who ever lived. Frozen in a cave for over fifteen hundred years, he’s woken for a purpose. But Ryan’s not impressed. Tired of being a relationship loser, she’d rather kick his legendary behind.

Sure, the world has been crazy ever since the sword and the stone fell out of the sky like a meteor. But despite gruesome gargoyles, a deadly new world of magic, and the guy driving her crazy, Ryan knows that family is everything. Will Merlin sacrifice hers to save the world? Will she be able to stop him?

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/1h2xd1 into your web browser to receive your free copy.

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The Mexican Food Cookbooks – Quesadillas: 40 Simple and Easy to Make Quesadilla Recipes by J.R. Deschamps has received an average user rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on 9 customer reviews. I received a note from the author saying this book would be free through February 6th.

Category: Cooking

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

The Perfect Cookbook For Cheese and Tortilla Lovers!

This edition of The Mexican Food Cookbooks explores the world of authentic mexican quesadillas with over 40 delicious, very simple and easy to make recipes.

Here are the different types of quesadillas you will cook:
• Veggie Quesadillas
• Quesadillas with Ham, Bacon or Cold Cuts
• Quesadillas with Chorizo
• Chicken Quesadillas
• Beef Quesadillas
• Seafood Quesadillas
• Fried Quesadillas

-This cookbook is perfect for your Quesadilla Cravings!

Extras:
• Homemade Tortillas recipes
• 8 Salsa recipes to spice up your mexican food

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/zd1pbd into your web browser to receive your free copy.

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Tollesbury Time Forever by Stuart Ayris has received an average user rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on 33 customer reviews.

Category: Thriller / Literary Fiction

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Winner of the 2012 IBB Best Overall Book Award and Best Psychological Fiction Award

Tollesbury Time
Nothing is real
And there’s nothing
To get hung about

sing the children…

In September 2008 I accompanied the police as they entered a house in Tollesbury. I was a psychiatric nurse at the time. The owner of the house was one of my patients. He had not been seen for two weeks – neither had his wife or his son.

What I saw that evening will stay with me forever. On the walls of the lounge, in tiny, neat black writing, were thousands and thousands of words. The torch beams picked them out as if they were groups of well-ordered flies. The words continued up the stairway, onto the landing walls and into the main bedroom. I had been in the house before and had seen some of the writing upstairs. Still I was mesmerised.

What you are about to read are the words that I saw on those walls…

Tollesbury Time
Nothing is real
And there’s nothing
To get hung about…

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/rcrv91 into your web browser to receive your free copy.

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Defeat Cancer: 15 Doctors or Integrative & Naturopathic Medicine Tell You How by 15 Cancer Doctors has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 35 customer reviews.

Category: Health

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

ONE-ON-ONE WITH 15 CANCER DOCTORS:

If you traveled the world for appointments with fifteen cancer doctors, you would discover many of the cutting-edge treatments used to heal the body from cancer. You would also spend thousands of dollars on hotels, plane tickets, and medical appointment fees-not to mention the time that it would take to embark on such a journey.

Even if you had the time and money to travel, would the physicians have enough time to answer all of your questions? Would you even know which questions to ask?

In this long-awaited book, health care journalist Connie Strasheim has done all the work for you. She conducted intensive interviews with fifteen highly regarded doctors who specialize in cancer treatment, asking them thoughtful, important questions, and then spent months compiling their information into organized, user-friendly chapters that contain the core principles upon which they base their approach to healing cancer. The practitioners interviewed are medical, osteopathic and naturopathic doctors, trained in a variety of integrative approaches to cancer treatment.

All aspects of treatment are covered, from anti-neoplastic (anti-cancer) remedies and immune system support, to dietary and lifestyle choices that result in the best outcomes for patients. The book also offers unique insights into healing, such as the pros and cons of different treatments and how to intelligently use chemotherapy. It discusses patient and practitioner challenges to healing, factors that affect healing, treatment outcomes and how to effectively combine multiple medical strategies to obtain the best results. Finally, it offers helpful insights to the friends and families of those coping with cancer. Cancer treatment is complex and controversial, and this book puts the treatment information you need in the palm of your hand.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/yxoqrp into your web browser to receive your free copy.

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