More Free & Discounted Kindle Book Offers

Here’s your next group of free and discounted Kindle book offers in a variety of genres for Tuesday: 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!

Deadly Coast, by R. E. McDermott, is regularly $5.95 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 261 customer reviews.

Category: Action and Adventure

 

 

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

Dugan thought somali pirates were bad news. Then it got worse.

As Tom Dugan and Alex Kairouz, his partner and best friend, struggle to ransom their ship and crew from murderous Somali pirates, things take a turn for the worse. A US Navy contracted tanker with a full load of jet fuel is also hijacked, not by garden variety pirates, but by terrorists with links to Al Qaeda, changing the playing field completely.

With a possible link between piracy and terrorism now in play, the US and British goverments order the halt of all negotiations for captive ships, and enraged pirates ratchet up the mistreatment of the captive crews. When one of their crewman is murdered in front of him on a live video feed, a frustrated Dugan takes matters into his own hands and starts his own rescue operation, only to stumble across something far more sinister — a rogue salvage operation for a long lost weapon of mass destruction. Isolated at sea on an old tanker previously destined for the ship breakers, Dugan and his hastily assembled little force of Russian mercenaries find themselves the last line of defense between the world and a terrifying bio-weapon.

Weaving historical fact with speculative fiction, Deadly Coast takes the reader from London board rooms into the very real world of modern day pirates — and their victims.

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

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Taking Back Sunday, by Cristy Rey, 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 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 43 customer reviews.

Category: Paranormal

 

 

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

After five years on the run, Sunday has finally settled into a seemingly normal life in Columbia, South Carolina. What her two best friends don’t know is that Sunday has a secret past. She is the Incarnate, a conduit of mystical energy transcendent of the mundane and the divine. For most of her life, she served under Bernadette, the most powerful witch in the Northwest. Her power is terrifying, and what she remembers of her past—and what she doesn’t—haunts her. In the year that she’s been attempting to be anything but the Incarnate, Sunday has fought her abilities tooth and nail, but it’s been worth it. When Sunday joins her friends’ coven for an innocent gathering, Sunday discovers a darkness hidden beneath the blanket of the coven’s magic and she is determined to find out who is behind it and what she has planned.

For the last four years, Cyrus has been the point man on the contract to recapture the Incarnate and deliver her to the Pastophori of Iset. A gifted tracker and a fearless werewolf, he harbors a wild, inexplicable passion for the Incarnate that has driven him to hunt her. He was one of the original captors that brought her to Bernadette when his obsession with her began. Having found her, Cyrus and his pack find themselves torn between two objectives: take her by force and deliver her to yet another group of fanatics, or help her uncover the traitor among her coven.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/tta0et into your web browser to pick up your copy of Taking Back Sunday.

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Fade to Black, by Tim McBain and L.T. Vargus, 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 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 13 customer reviews.

Category: Suspense

 

 

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

Book 1 of 5 in the epic paranormal suspense series.

One second JEFF GROBNAGGER is standing in line at the grocery store, and the next he’s in an alley where a hooded figure strangles him to death. So that sucks. This happens over and over again, every time Grobnagger has a seizure. Alley. Choking. Death. Repeat. What for? Why would anyone want to kill him repeatedly? Is it just a seizure dream? When a sniper’s bullet shatters his apartment window, he realizes two things: he’s in serious danger, and there’s no way he’s getting his security deposit back.

Live. Die. Repeat.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/v8zypi into your web browser to pick up your copy of Fade to Black.

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Too Jewish, by Patty Friedmann, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars based on 277 customer reviews.

Category: Literary Fiction

 

 

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

THEIR OWN FAMILY TRIED TO DESTROY THEIR MARRIAGE…

…but love kept them together… The Powerful Love Story of a Jewish-American Family

Like Patty Friedmann’s father, young, brainy protagonist Bernie Cooper escapes Nazi Germany and ends up in New Orleans, where he finds an entirely new kind of prejudice against Jews—the kind that comes from other Jews. Sadly, they’re his own in-laws.

At first this strikes him only as petty and small-minded, but he has no idea how much hatred his scheming mother-in-law can wring from the situation. She knows, for instance, that he had to leave behind his beloved mother, and she uses his mother’s life and memory as a lever against him, eventually causing him physical and mental problems that threaten his family’s well-being in every possible way and thwart him at every turn.

Thus, Bernie and Letty’s daughter Darby is born into the most peculiar of mixed marriages, torn, as her mother is, between loyalty to her grandparents and to her father. Even she, at her tender age, wonders whether Letty’s love–and her own–can save Bernie from the secret pain and guilt of surviving the Holocaust. And from the machinations of his cruel mother-in-law.

A bittersweet love story told in three novellas, each from the point of view of one member of the Cooper family. Think The Time Traveler’s Wife. Definitely a love story; definitely not a “romance.”

(And somewhat autobiographical: Too Jewish tells a story much like the central tale of Patty Friedmann’s young life: her father suffered from survivor guilt, all the while trying to make his way in a hostile society.)

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/toojewish into your web browser to pick up your copy of Too Jewish.

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Wanderer’s Escape 1, by Simon Goodson, 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 249 customer reviews.

Category: Science Fiction

 

 

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

Jess was born a prisoner, grew up a prisoner and at sixteen knew he would die a prisoner. When his turn comes to try to break through the traps protecting a spaceship it seems his day to die has come. The ship, and others like it, have already claimed hundreds of prisoners’ lives.

Instead he manages to avoid the traps and gain access to the ship with two other prisoners, beginning a frantic flight to freedom. Soon Jess finds himself loose in a brutal universe ruled by the Empire and riddled with pirates, slave traders and worse. Can Jess manage to learn the rules of the universe and the capabilities of the ship he has stolen in time to stay alive?

Click here to pick up your copy of Wanderer’s Escape.

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Those Who Remain: A Zombie Novel, by Priscila Santa Rosa, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars based 15 customer reviews.

Category: Thriller / Action & Adventure

 

 

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

Hide your children, lock your doors, and load your guns because zombies are real and they are coming. Danny Terrence knows this better than anyone. He spent months preparing for the inevitable moment the disease would reach his small town. What he didn’t prepare for is the fact that nobody really believes him.

Luckily for him, an old classmate and bully just happens to be the first one bitten. The bad news is that the family with the biggest arsenal of guns just packed up and left town, leaving them defenseless from an oncoming zombie horde. Being a leader isn’t turning out the way Danny imagined.

Yet four other survivors easily have it worse than him. Between a thirteen-year-old girl on a road trip from hell, a family of paranoid hunters having to deal with their feelings for the first time ever, a stubborn doctor butting-heads with a cold-hearted sergeant and an amoral British professor carrying the fate of humanity in his hands, Danny has it easy. Unless, of course, they all end up in his town, messing with his already messed up life.

Follow these five people as their paths cross and their lives and hopes are challenged in this thrilling novel with brain-mushing humor and heart-breaking action. Those Who Remain: Book One is part of a trilogy.

Click here to pick up your free copy of Those Who Remain: A Zombie Novel.

 

 

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Free & Discounted Kindle Book Offers

Here’s your first group of free and discounted Kindle book offers in a variety of genres for Tuesday: for those books listed as being free in this post – 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 revert back to paid status at any time!

 

The Last Season, The Story of a Marriage, by Marian D. Schwartz, 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 4 out of 5 stars based on 42 customer reviews.

Category: Women’s Fiction

 

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

What happens when a successful, determined middle-aged man falls in love with a woman who has been happily married for twenty-seven years? If he’s Avery Laird, he hires her to work for him.

Buddy Middleton is positive that the job his wife, Ginger, is offered is too good to be true, that Avery Laird has an ulterior motive, but he can’t prove it. When Buddy voices his doubts and urges her not to take it, he makes Ginger feel as though she isn’t worth the offer. Determined to prove him wrong, Ginger goes to work for Laird and saves him over half a million dollars in the first real estate deal she handles for his company.

Flush with success, Ginger believes that the problems she and Buddy had are over. But then they have an unexpected guest from the past, a fellow named Hoot with whom Buddy played professional baseball when they were newly married. Hoot tells Ginger the true reason Buddy quit baseball, a subject they had always avoided. When Ginger confronts Buddy with what she has learned, trouble really begins… and Avery is there waiting.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/631 into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Last Season, The Story of a Marriage.

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Prairie, by Chautona Havig, 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 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 94 customer reviews.

Category: Religious Fiction

 

 

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

Journey of Dreams- Dreams have a way of infusing themselves into our souls–becoming an indivisible part of who we are. Five lives irrevocably change when their greatest longings become their new reality–and for one, vice versa.

The Journey of Dreams series is Contemporary Christian Fantasy, exploring the delights of our hearts and how the Lord meets them.
In my dreams, I had always imagined wandering through meadows of golden, calf-high grasses that swayed in a gentle breeze. The dream recurred often—one I’d loved since my childhood. Sitting on the fire escape of our fourth-floor apartment in Pittsburgh, I’d escape into the woods of Wisconsin, the prairies of Kansas, and eventually the little town of De Smet, South Dakota, as I lived and breathed the adventures of Laura Ingalls. However, of all those places, the Kansas prairie somehow infused itself into my soul. I dreamt of the swoosh of the grasses, the musical sound of the cottonwoods when their leaves rustled in summer winds, and clear skies with only small tufts of clouds to mar their azure perfection…Some things we read in books, whether prose or poetry, and think we understand. However, until you’ve stood in a sea of grasses undulating like the waves of the ocean in the morning breeze, you cannot possibly begin to understand what the phrase, “sea of grass” means. As I stood, watching the rise and fall of the blades dancing in unison to a tune inaudible to me, a rush of contentment washed over me. In this vast sea of nothingness, I knew I had come home.

Jessa Davidson enjoyed a lifelong fascination and desire for life on the prairie. However, she never expected that fascination to become reality. A far cry from her apartment in Pittsburgh, the world of Prairie is more than just a change in geography–it’s a change of life. In Prairie, Jessa examines the innermost parts of her soul and discovers desires she never knew she had.

From the moment she awoke, transported from the cold Pennsylvania winter, on the sunbathed summer prairie, she knew her life would never be the same.

The people of Prairie welcomed her and accepted her–almost without question, but so much of her life changed in that moment–her hopes, dreams, values, and the absolutes of things like time–that she feared accepting her new life as reality.

Is Prairie the dreams of her life come true–or her worst nightmare> Is it real? Is it permanent? Or will she awake to discover that she’s lost her mind–or worse, her life?

And the biggest question on Jessa’s heart? Does she care?

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

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8 Weeks, by Bethany Lopez, 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 4 out of 5 stars based on 51 customer reviews.

Category: Romance

 

 

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

Is eight weeks enough time to earn back the love of someone you’ve betrayed…the only one you’ve ever loved?

Shelly has been in love with Cal since they started dating in eleventh grade. Despite everyone saying that the odds were against them, they got married after graduation and built a life together. Now, six years later, she is faced with the ultimate betrayal. Devastated, her first instinct is to call it quits…

After a drunken binge at his best friends’ bachelor party, Cal betrays the one person who has always been there for him, his wife, Shelly. Terrified and realizing she might divorce him, Cal must come up with a way to prove to her that his love is true…

Cal asks Shelly for eight weeks. Eight weeks to convince her that their marriage is worth the fight. Will Shelly be able to trust him again, or will their marriage end the way many others do when faced with opposition… In divorce?

This story is meant for readers 18 and older.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/8weeks into your web browser to pick up your copy of 8 Weeks.

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The Awakening, by Lisa M. Lilly, 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 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 47 customer reviews.

Category: Horror

 

 

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

THE AWAKENING: “a…gem of a thriller with a huge concept that rivals Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code”

Tara Spencer’s mysterious pregnancy causes her family and fiancé to turn against her and sidetracks her plans for medical school. Only a stranger, Cyril Woods, believes her claim that she’s still a virgin. The religious order that Cyril belongs to thinks Tara’s child may be a new messiah. But when Tara discovers the baby will be a girl, the order sees her as the mother of the anti-Christ who must be destroyed before she triggers the first stage of the Apocalypse. Tara fights for her life, seeking a safe place to give birth, and the answer to whether she and her child are meant to save the world or destroy it.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/ry07xk into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Awakening.

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Thou Shalt Not Diet, by Leah Reznikovich, 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 on 25 customer reviews.

Category: Health, Fitness & Dieting / Nutrition

 

 

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

Thou Shalt Not Diet discusses health promotion and important behavioral changes that can strongly influence our lives. These changes, which include exercise, nutrition, smoking cessation and more, have the ability to significantly impact the overall health of each and every one of us. The book provides simple, understandable, and scientifically backed explanations and descriptions about how we can and why we should make such alterations.

Every topic discussed in this book offers surprises that may astonish you and challenge beliefs that you have held for years.

Here are a few examples:
• Dieting actually makes you gain weight.
• Walking fast is more beneficial for weight loss than running.
• Artificial sweeteners make you gain weight.
• Artificial sweeteners are especially dangerous for those suffering from diabetes.

These and many more surprises await you throughout the book.

Leah Reznikovich is a health promoter and a certified nurse who has offered private instruction for both healthy and sick individuals for the past 20 years. Her main areas of expertise include: rehabilitation of heart patients, Type II diabetes, and all risk factors associated with cardiovascular diseases.

In addition to her work in the area of conventional medicine, Leah has studied several types of Holistic medicine. The mind-body connection is intertwined in her work with clients, as well as through outher book Thou Shalt Not Diet. Leah presents a model that she believes should be employed by every professional working in the various medical fields – offering treatment which includes a combination of both conventional and holistic medicine.

Leah is married, a mother of five, and resides in Israel.

Click here to pick up your copy of Thou Shalt Not Diet.

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After The Rain, by Jo Watson, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 21 customer reviews.

Category: Romance

 

 

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

Stormy-Rain and Marcus are polar opposites: she’s a free-spirited, Tarot card reading, star sign obsessed, rainbow-haired hippie-slash-actress; he wears a suit and tie, and over-shines his already too-shiny shoes. She believes in ancient aliens, crystal healing and auras; he’s governed by law and logic, and doesn’t believe in Fate.

But Fate believes in them…

So what happens when their worlds collide and disaster strikes? When they’re thrown together under strange circumstances and embark on an epic road trip to catch a plane to a wedding a long way from home? The clock is ticking…and they are seriously ticking each other off. But they’re about to discover just how thin the line is between love and hate.

Click here to pick up your copy of After The Rain.

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Here’s your first group of free and discounted Kindle book offers in a variety of genres for Wednesday: 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 Dream You Make, by Christine Nolfi, 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 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 42 customer reviews.

Category: Contemporary Romance

 

 

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

Each day Annie McDaniel’s dream of a brighter future slips further away.

After her nephew’s world is destroyed in a burst of gunfire, Annie receives temporary custody of five-year-old Dillon. Now the greenhouse she managed with her late father isn’t bringing in enough money. If she doesn’t get her financial house in order, a judge will allow a couple in Baltimore to adopt Dillon—and remove him from her life forever.

Desperate, she takes on a second job at Rowe Marketing. The instant attraction she shares with Michael Rowe is a circumstance Annie can’t risk. But should she walk away from a love sure to last a lifetime?

Fresh, heartwarming and inspiring, The Dream You Make reveals that hope always carries the promise of new beginnings.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/7151 into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Dream You Make.

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The Cycle of Arawn: The Complete Trilogy, a new three book box-set by Edward W. Robertson, is regularly $7.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 6 customer reviews.

Category: Fantasy

 

 

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

Dante Galand is young. Penniless. Alone. But devoted to learning the dark magic of his world.

His quest will take him from the city gutters to a foreign land of sorcerers. To a war for independence. And finally, to another war–this time, for his people’s very survival.

THE CYCLE OF ARAWN is a complete trilogy of 1600 pages–over half a million words of strife, civil war, friendships made and broken, and one man’s obsession to become the greatest sorcerer since the days of the gods.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/cycleofarawn into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Cycle of Arawn: The Complete Trilogy.

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Humphrey Was Here: A Dog Owner’s Story of Love, Loss, and Letting Go, by Mark. J. Asher, is regularly $7.25 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 153 customer reviews.

Category: Memoirs and Biographies

 

 

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

The loss of a beloved pet breaks your heart in a way that animal lovers know all too well. Author, Mark Asher experienced losing his German Shepherd/Chow mix in the worst of ways: while out of his care, at a boarding facility. At the time, Mark had just finished work on his first book, Old Friends, a loving tribute to senior dogs, and his dog, Humphrey, had been the inspiration. The sudden and devastating loss sent Mark into a debilitating state of anger, grief, and guilt, wondering what he could have done to prevent the incident from happening.

Lost and empty without his four-legged companion—who had seen him through a divorce, relocation to a new city, and a new job—Mark decided to go to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah, to volunteer and find his way through the pain. Humphrey Was Here is about how one carries on after the death of a pet that means the world to them. It is an emotional and cathartic story of grieving and recovery that will deeply touch any dog lover.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/yoav6q into your web browser to pick up your copy of Humphrey Was Here: A Dog Owner’s Story of Love, Loss, and Letting Go.

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True Blend, by Joanne DeMaio, is regularly $5.99 but has been discounted to just $2.99 today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 46 customer reviews.

Category: Suspense

 

 

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

From the New York Times bestselling author of Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans comes a compelling love story that will steal your heart and not let go.

Vintage bridal shop owner Amy Trewist thinks she’ll never recover her quiet life at her restored farmhouse on an old country road. Not after her young daughter Grace is kidnapped. On one clear morning, in mere minutes, Grace is gone and Amy’s world spins into a heartbreaking new place.

So does George Carbone’s world. Drawn into his brother’s crime solely to protect a child, his fate is sealed. But in a summer that simmers with the unsolved crime, George’s conscience is tested. Can he change his fate? Can he right a wrong in a stricken mother’s life? Can he love Amy freely?

What begins as a haunting encounter in a bank parking lot evolves into a psychological drama as these two lives converge in a small New England town. Because in postcard-pretty Addison, Connecticut, all is not what it seems. Pitting truth against secrets, brother against brother, and ultimately love against fate, True Blend is a riveting page-turner. Like the intricate lace of Amy’s beautiful gowns, romance and suspense twist and weave together in this mesmerizing novel.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/trueblend into your web browser to pick up your copy of True Blend.

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Tin God, by Stacy Green, 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 308 customer reviews.

Category: Mystery / Thriller

 

 

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

The truth can be as deadly as any weapon.

Jaymee Ballard trusted only one person in Roselea,Mississippi with the secret of her lost daughter. When that person is brutally murdered, it leaves her with heartbreak and a slew of unanswered questions. The eerie similarity to a murder of one of Jaymee’s close friends years ago causes her to realize her past has come back to haunt her and may cost her own life.

Years of deception and abuse leave Jaymee with few options and fewer allies. She turns to the widower of her friend–a man struggling with his own demons–to help her find her daughter and identify the killer before he strikes again.

Before all evidence, the truth–and Jaymee’s daughter–are lost.

TIN GOD is a romantic thriller set in a small town. Filled with pulse-pounding suspense and featuring a strong female protagonist, this mystery leaves the reader wanting more!

Click here to pick up your free copy of Tin God.

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A Guide to Meaningful and Significant Parenting, by David Abudram, 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 24 customer reviews.

Category: Non Fiction / Education

 

 

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

Simple educational principles written in everyday language
Suitable for parents, teachers and educators

The aim of the book is to provide parents and educators with simple educational principles written in everyday language. Some theories have been included for better understanding, and examples given from real life. Simple ideas and exercises are given to shape parenting skills.

This book is definitely suitable for young parents who are just starting their family but also for more seasoned parents who are facing the challenges of parenting today. The educational principals presented are also suitable for teachers and educators and can greatly contribute to improving the classroom environment, helping them succeed in the tremendous job that they have taken on themselves.

It’s worth keeping this book handy, to look through from time to time in order to refresh your memory. From my experience I have seen that reviewing the material before giving a lecture or lesson gives me an advantage when teaching or parenting.

˃˃˃ The three pillars

The three pillars of education are the foundation for developing all interpersonal relationships, starting from infancy through adult relationships with spouses, friends, colleagues and employer ”” employee relations. In all cases the principles remain the same. Efficient meaningful communication requires good listening skills and the ability to provide emotional acceptance. There is a need for limits and boundaries and appropriate displays of authority. On the one hand the authoritativeness cannot be too soft or feeble but on the other, shouldn’t be too stringent or lacking in sensitivity. To complete the picture we need the pillar of significance and meaning. This pillar helps us become significant figures in the eyes of others and challenges us to live fulfilling meaningful lives.
Remember, using good listening skills, presenting clear stable boundaries and being in the eyes of our children, significant figures who educate towards meaning in life, will certainly lead us to a better quality of family life, improve our interpersonal relationships and allow our children to be nurtured in a better healthier way.

Click here to pick up your free copy of A Guide to Meaningful and Significant Parenting.

 

 

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Origins: Centurion’s Rise, by Mark Henrikson, 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 189 customer reviews.

Category: Science Fiction

 

 

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

Book 2 in the Origins series

ROME. The mere mention of the name instills images of grandeur. The mighty empire was a guiding light for the civilized world for a thousand years. Was that by chance or careful design?

A psychiatric patient named Hastelloy has the answer. He believes he was there for it all: Caesar, legions, gladiators. According to his tale even the great gods Jupiter, Vesta and the advent of Christianity were not immune to his influence. Is he crazy or is it still crazy to ignore him?

Meanwhile, an NSA agent closes in on the location of his abducted partner and answers to the age old question – are we alone in the universe? To gain enlightenment he will have to face specters from his own past to safeguard himself, his family, and possibly the entire planet. The stakes have never been higher for him or his clandestine agency.

Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Jesus Christ. You may know the names and dates, but not the why or how. This gripping thriller will challenge everything you thought you knew about the most dynamic era in human history and draw into question if there will be a future. Once again, the Origins of all will be revealed.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/surrx6 into your web browser to pick up your copy of Origins: Centurion’s Rise.

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Kiss Me or Die, by Scott Nicholson, 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 48 customer reviews.

Category: Thriller

 

 

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

Richard’s life is a horror story. And it’s all the fault of those people inside his head.

Richard thinks he has them stereotyped for his autobiography, but he’s about to get a new tenant: the Insider, a malevolent soul-hopping spirit that may or may not be born from Richard’s nightmares and demands a co-writing credit and a little bit of foot-kissing dark worship.

Now Richard doesn’t know which voice to trust. The book’s been rejected 117 times. The people he loves keep turning up dead. And here comes the woman of his dreams.

A dark romantic thriller in the style of Chuck Palahniuk, Jeff Lindsay’s “Darkly Dreaming Dexter” series, and Bret Easton Ellis.

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Broken Laces, by Rodney Walther, 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 4.1 out of 5 stars based on 237 customer reviews.

Category: Women’s Fiction

 

 

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

Everyone deserves a second chance.

Jack “The Cannon” Kennedy thinks he’s living the American Dream. A fancy house in the Houston suburbs. A promising career. And a loving wife who tolerates his long hours and selfish ways.

In one horrific instant, he loses his wife. Then his job. Then his hope. And that just leaves Kellen, the young son Jack hardly knows or understands.

Jack realizes he must reconnect with Kellen or they’ll never get past their shared grief. But Jack’s biggest obstacle is staring back from the mirror.

Desperate to reach Kellen, he turns to baseball, the game he once loved. With Jack, a win-at-all-costs former star pitcher, coaching his son’s Little League team, what could possibly go wrong?

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Better Left Buried, by Belinda Frisch, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 18 customer reviews.

Category: Young Adult

 

 

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

Warning: Mature content.

It’s not just the house that’s haunted.

Harmony Wolcott has lived her entire life on the fringe, wishing more often than not that she could end it all. After a failed suicide attempt heightens her visibility in the Child Protective Services system, she has no choice but to hide the details about the home life she’s run from.

Adam, Harmony’s formerly homeless boyfriend, has learned to fend for himself. Despite a past he’s reluctant to talk about, Adam has risen above his circumstances and is trying to get Harmony to do the same.

Only loving someone so damaged isn’t easy.

A recurring nightmare chips away at Harmony’s facade of normalcy, reminding her of a time hidden so deep in her memory that it blurs the line between dream and reality. Convinced the nightmares are an otherworldly attempt at telling her something, Harmony employs the help of a spirit board and her best friend, Brea, to uncover a secret she’s kept, even from herself.

Brea, who is trying to piece together the mystery of why her father walked out on their family fourteen years earlier, knows it’s something to do with Harmony’s mother and a night no one is willing to talk about.

A tragic discovery threatens to unravel Harmony’s patched together life, dragging both Brea and Adam down with her and proving, with devastating consequences, that sometimes the past is better left buried.

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Trusting God with Your Dream, by Suzanne Elizabeth Anderson, 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 on 35 customer reviews.

Category: Inspirational Non-Fiction

 

 

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

God cares deeply about the desires of your heart!

Do you trust God with your heart’s desire? With the dream you’ve held onto for years without an answer?

This 31-day devotional explores how we can share our dreams and fears with God, and discover that He cares and loves our dreams. Each day features Bible verses for meditation and a short essay for your personal reflection and prayer.

If you’ve wondered if your dreams will ever come to life, you will find comfort in this 31-day devotional for young women as we walk together through God’s Word. By the end of our month together, you’ll find new hope for your dreams, and Jesus calling you into a relationship that will be a lifelong source of comfort and strength.

From this day forward, while you’re waiting for your dream, you’ll know that you’re not alone.

Waiting is often when God draws us closest to Him, to receive the gift of His companionship. Instead of waiting on God to fix your life, you’ll find that you are working with God to create the life He’s planned for you all along.

When you feel alone, don’t despair: God is with you. God loves you. God will never abandon you.

Though the Lord gave you adversity for food and suffering for drink, He will still be with you to teach you. You will see your teacher with your own eyes. Your own ears will hear him. Right behind you a voice will say, “This is the way you should go,” whether to the right or to the left. ~ Isaiah 30:20 -22

Click here to pick up your free copy of Trusting God with Your Dream.

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Summer of Change, by Elena Aitken, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 55 customer reviews.

Category: Contemporary Romance

 

 

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

With the Springs resort set to open in mere weeks, Trent Harrison needs to stay focused and see to every detail. The last thing he needs is a complication, even one that comes in the form of sexy bar owner, Samantha Burke.

Samantha loves her quiet close-knit community of Cedar Springs, just the way it is. The addition of a fancy new resort as well as its arrogant owner, and the change they’re both sure to bring, is certainly not welcome.

With Trent pushing his way into her town, and her life, Samantha’s resistance to him wavers in the face of the passion and heat they share. Change is inevitable, but can either of them drop their guard long enough to accept it when there’s so much on the line?

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Echo Prophecy, by Lindsey Fairleigh, 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 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 30 customer reviews.

Category: Paranormal Romance

 

 

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

The first book in the ECHO TRILOGY.

DISCOVER WHAT’S HIDDEN–a powerful, mythic race, an ancient Egyptian prophecy, and a love strong enough to shatter the boundaries of time.

“…we only see what we want to see…what we expect to see…”

Alexandra Larson isn’t human, but she doesn’t know that. As far as Lex is concerned, she’s simply an ambitious archaeology grad student with a knack for deciphering ancient languages, especially the various forms of Egyptian. When she’s recruited to work on her dream excavation and her translating skills uncover the secret entrance to an underground Egyptian temple, Lex is beyond thrilled by her discovery…as is the enigmatic and alluring excavation director, Marcus Bahur. As the relationship between Lex and Marcus heats up, a series of shocking revelations leave the young archaeologist reeling.

Together, she and Marcus are all that’s standing between an ancient evil being and the power to alter the very fabric of time. Events set in motion by a dying god over four millennia ago pull Lex and Marcus away from Seattle and into the heart of Egypt, where Lex learns that the fate of the world depends on one thing: the strength of her heart.

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Effortless Savings: A Step-by-Step Guidebook to Saving Money Without Sacrifice, by Richard Syrop, is regularly $3.95 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 61 customer reviews.

Category: Non-Fiction

 

 

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

Learn How To Save Money Without Giving Up Any Of The Things You Enjoy!

Effortless Savings is the ultimate guidebook to saving money without sacrifice. Perfect for readers of any income level or household size, it contains hundreds of ways to save money that are easy and manageable. Richard gives step-by-step instructions to help you:

• Shrink your cell phone bill without compromising your call quality, coverage, or data speeds

• Lower your Internet and Pay-TV rates while maintaining your current service

• Reduce your utility bills with simple, energy-efficient solutions

• Minimize your grocery bills without clipping coupons or looking through sales flyers

• Save time and money by getting your prescription drugs delivered to your front door

• Slash the cost of automotive maintenance and repairs without getting your hands dirty

• See movies at nationwide cinemas, any time of day, for matinee prices

• Acquire discounted tickets to concerts, sporting events, and live theater

• Find the absolute lowest rates for airline tickets, hotel reservations, and car rentals

• Open a FDIC-insured checking account that pays up to twenty times more interest than standard accounts

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Al Capone at the Blanche Hotel, by Linda Bennett Pennell, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 38 customer reviews.

Category: Historical Fiction

 

 

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

Lake City, Florida, June, 1930: Al Capone checks in for an unusually long stay at the Blanche Hotel, a nice enough joint for an insignificant little whistle stop. The following night, young Jack Blevins witnesses a body being dumped heralding the summer of violence to come. One-by-one, people controlling county vice activities swing from KKK ropes. No moonshine distributor, gaming operator, or brothel madam, black or white, is safe from the Klan’s self-righteous vigilantism. Jack’s older sister Meg, a waitress at the Blanche, and her fiancé, a sheriff’s deputy, discover reasons to believe the lynchings are cover for a much larger ambition than simply ridding the county of vice. Someone, possibly backed by Capone, has secret plans for filling the voids created by the killings. But as the body count grows and crosses burn, they come to realize this knowledge may get all of them killed.

Gainesville, Florida, August, 2011: Liz Reams, an up and coming young academic specializing in the history of American crime, impulsively moves across the continent to follow a man who convinces her of his devotion yet refuses to say the three simple words “I love you”. Despite the entreaties of friends and family, she is attracted to edginess and a certain type of glamour in her men, both living and historical. Her personal life is an emotional roller coaster, but her career options suddenly blossom beyond all expectation, creating a very different type of stress. To deal with it all, Liz loses herself in her professional passion, original research into the life and times of her favorite bad boy, Al Capone. What she discovers about 1930’s summer of violence, and herself in the process, leaves her reeling at first and then changed forever.

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Drowning Mermaids, by Nadia Scrieva, 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 285 customer reviews.

Category: Paranormal Romance

 

 

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

She is an elegant princess displaced from her home. He is a rough sea captain with a heart of gold…

To escape the war in her underwater kingdom, the noble daughter of a murdered king must flee to Alaska. Doing all she can to keep her younger sisters safe, Aazuria tries to assimilate and work among the Americans, with her feisty red-haired bodyguard at her side. This refuge holds pleasant surprises, for the princess meets a somber gentleman in a dark corner who promises to show her his world.

Trevain Murphy is a successful crab fisherman who has spent his life building an empire above the sea, but knows nothing of the greater empire beneath the surface. When a graceful dancer captures his attention, he becomes fascinated with her old-fashioned speech and unique mannerisms. Learning that her father has recently died, he cannot resist extending his kindness in offering to guide and protect her.

As it becomes clear that the dark-haired woman is much more than she seems, Trevain is unprepared to uncover the staggering secrets behind her innocent facade. Neither the captain nor the princess can imagine that their lives will become forcibly entwined as a common enemy threatens both of their worlds…

Click here to pick up your copy of Drowning Mermaids.

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Reese’s Cowboy Kiss, by Kimberly Krey, 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 on 41 customer reviews.

Category: Contemporary Romance

 

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

Texan pageant winner, Reese Taylor, has a former classmate who wants her dead. Now she must leave her friends and family to enter a protection program on Emerson Ranch. A group of good-looking cowboys awaits her, but Reese has her eye on Blake Emerson, the one man too busy with the ranch to give her a chance.

Blake Emerson has no time to go lookin’ for love. He’s got a ranch to run, positions to fill, and an ache in his heart from love gone wrong. So when he agrees to harbor a witness to help on the ranch, Blake assumes his first two problems are solved. But he never dreamed his new guest would be a woman. One he was destined to lose his heart to.

With sparks burning hot and danger around the bend, one question lingers in his mind: Has he only added to his list of troubles, or has Blake just found the woman of his dreams?

Click here to pick up your copy of Reese’s Cowboy Kiss.

 

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35 Great Recipes You Wish Your Mother Made, by Dan Alatorre and Ankit Pandey, is regularly $5.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 19 customer reviews.

Category: Cooking

 

 

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

From Our Families to Yours…

We’ve put together 35 of our most amazing family favorites for you!

Let me tell you a secret about making restaurant-quality recipes at home: some foods are meant to be enjoyed. For once, forget those fancy diets and ‘healthy’ fasts. There is a new one every day. Allow us to help you discover sheer joy and unparalleled taste in old school family recipes.

It’s ALL in here, 35 of our BEST:

* Quick and easy, tasty treats.
* Elaborate fine dining recipes.
* Oriental, French, Italian, Mexican and Latin American Favourites.
* Simple healthy salsa, amazing meatballs, perfect pizza and unique family treasures, you’ll fall in love with!
* Kids’ favourite Cakes and Cookies too!

There’s more to it than just recipes, there’s golden, in-the-family instructions and priceless advice passed down to us and noted in this book carefully for you.

“Use fresh ingredients and follow the recipe completely the first time you make it. Don’t rush. Experiment the second time.”

Simple, yet we tend to forget them. Our mothers knew, we needed these instructions. They somehow always know, don’t they?

Sip a glass of wine and enjoy cooking for your family while everybody gathers around the kitchen to chat and play like we did when we were kids. The reason our grandmas spent all day making food was because they got to spend the day with the entire family!

And the reason we loved the food, was:

It was made with love – that’s the Secret.

So Go Ahead, BUY THIS BOOK. You’ll be in the kitchen with friends.
Enjoy the Pizza, Hot Wings, Grilled Crab and yes, the Love..

(Hint: Several Bonus Recipes included!)

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The Birr Elixir, by Jo Sparkes, has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 29 customer reviews.

Category: Fantasy

 

 

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

When a young apprentice makes a mysterious elixir from a recipe in an old book, she’s suddenly the talisman for a daring Gamesman – and the weapon in the conspiracy against a prince.

Marra never heard of Birr Elixir. But when Drail sees the potion in her dead mistress’s book, she agrees to make it. Even lacking the right ingredient.

And after drinking it, Drail and his men defeat a Skullan team – something no one has ever done before. Marra is offered a place as his traveling potions mistress. Full of doubts of her own ability, she takes the chance to escape her slave-like existence.

Then her potions woke a man who was not supposed to wake.

Now every day draws more attention from the True Masters. And their motives – and morals – are not for the faint of heart.

If they discover the truth …

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A Kiss At Kihali, by Ruth Harris, 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 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 12 customer reviews.

Category: Contemporary Fiction

 

 

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

Renny Kudrow, Director of the Kihali animal orphanage in Kenya, and Starlite Higgins, the orphanage’s wildlife vet, fall in love with an irresistible baby rhino but not–they think–with each other.

Lanky, dark-haired Renny is a brilliant scientist, a noted television personality, and an expert in animal communication. But human communication?

Not so much, thinks Starlite, the talented young vet he has hired over the objection of others. He is prickly, remote, critical, and Starlite, anxious to please and accustomed to success, is unable to win his approval.

When Renny and Starlite must work together to save a cruelly orphaned and badly wounded baby rhino, they must face the secrets they both hide–and the attraction they can no longer deny.

A KISS AT KIHALI is a story of healing and second chances filled with drama and danger that lead to a happy ending. A KISS AT KIHALI contains no sex or cursing and will appeal to readers who love women’s fiction and sensitive romance and who care about the environment and the future of endangered species.

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Digital Ink: Writing Killer Fiction in the E-Book Age, by Bonnie Hearn Hill and Christopher Allan Poe, 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 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 36 customer reviews.

Category: Non-Fiction

 

 

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

From protagonists and antagonists, to dialogue and conflict, DIGITAL INK is a powerful, succinct, and entertaining book that will dramatically improve any writer’s work.

Suddenly it’s a cinch to publish — pop your manuscript up online via Amazon’s KDP, INScribe, Smashwords, or Pubit! and voilá, you’ve got an e-book. The number of authors, self-published and otherwise, is exploding. But what everybody seems to be talking about is marketing. They’re overlooking the actual writing. There’s a lot of talk about the sizzle, and yet scant attention to the steak.

This book says hold on a minute! It’s not just marketing; it has to be a great book. You have to know how to write. Funny and fast, as a book must be in the digital age, DIGITAL INK takes you through all the basics: dialogue, plot, character development, POV, and more. DIGITAL INK will transform your writing.

Bonnie Hearn Hill is the author of INTERN, KILLER BODY, MISTRESS, OFF THE RECORD, CUTLINE and IF IT BLEEDS. Christopher Allan Poe is the author of THE PORTAL.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/digitalink into your web browser to pick up your copy of Digital Ink: Writing Killer Fiction in the E-Book Age.

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Be Right Back (BRB), by Bob Kat, 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 15 customer reviews.

Category: Young Adult Romance

 

 

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

Change the past, Save the future.

Be Right Back (BRB) won the Young Adult genre in the Readers’ Favorite book competition for 2013.

Four high school friends are able to do two things no one else on the planet can do . . . talk with dead people and time travel to the past. It’s early summer and boredom is setting in. They have just returned from an adventure where they travelled through time back to 1966 to solve a mystery and save a popular high school girl’s life.

Kelly, Scott, Austin and Zoey gather in Scott’s lab, listening to the old radio that Thomas Edison had invented and called “The Telephone to the Dead”. As they slowly turn the dial they hear hundreds of sad, lonely voices of souls that have passed but apparently never moved on, pleading for help. When they first discovered the radio in Kelly’s aunt’s garage, they had been touched by the cries and pleas coming from its speakers, but they had no way to go back in time to help them. That is, until Scott reveals an invention of his own . . . a time travel app. They’ve tested it only once, but that first trip had been successful . . . if you ignore the fact that Zoey and Kelly had almost gotten killed by a serial killer. Even though they returned with a few scrapes and bruises, they are eager to go on a new adventure and help solve another mystery.

A very young girl’s voice comes through, saying that her whole family has been murdered on an island just off the east coast of Florida.

The teens look the island up on Google Maps and see that it is completely deserted which contradicts the story they’re getting from the Spirit Radio. But it’s a beautiful island called Crystal Key with a stretch of beach that, unlike Ft. Myers Beach, is not crowded with tourists and kids. The teens decide to pop in, spend a nice day on the beach, check out the island to see if there is any truth to the girl’s story, then pop right back. It sounds like a great plan.

From the very beginning, things go wrong when Scott miscalculates their landing and they end up splashing into the Atlantic Ocean. After swimming for their lives, they collapse on the beach that is, indeed, beautiful. But it isn’t deserted. They find the little girl, her family and a half dozen more people living in a sprawling Florida-style home owned by a menacing man named Manuel. He gives them no opportunity to escape and insists that they stay in the house. As they try to find a way out, Kelly tries to ignore her attraction to Austin, who clearly isn’t interested in a romance. Besides, just days before she went on her very first date . . . with Scott. How could she have such strong feelings for two boys? And then there is Zoey who is hot for Austin, but flirting shamelessly with Scott. Then people start dying and all they can think about is saving the families and themselves. Are they destined to be a madman’s latest victims? Their time travel adventure to a tropical paradise may turn out to be their last.

Click here to pick up your copy of BRB, YA Time Travel Romance Mystery.

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The Boy who Lit up the Sky, by J. Naomi Ay, 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 46 customer reviews.

Category: Science Fiction / Fantasy

 

 

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

Lydia Kalila, the Princess Royal of Mishnah, is forced into marriage with the son of her country’s mortal enemy for the sole purpose of producing an heir. Duty comes before personal choice for a princess, especially when her country has been at war for more than a thousand years. Lydia’s pregnancy removes her brother and new husband from their respective lines of succession, placing her yet unborn infant at the head of both queues. No one is happy about this, especially Lydia who dies during childbirth from wounds caused by the talon-like toenails of her very strange newborn son.

Grief stricken at the loss of his daughter, the Mishnese King hastily sends Senya, his infant grandson off to a decrepit inner city orphanage with the intent to retrieve him much later when things got sorted out. At the orphanage, Senya is protected by the invalid Sister Meri who instantly falls in love with the little fellow. She’s not bothered at all by his strange telekinetic and telepathic powers, flickering pupil-less silver eyes, or wicked clawed toenails. The House Father takes a shine to the lad too, and when Senya is six years old, he is summoned to the Father’s chamber. The Father ends up in flames, forcing Meri and Senya out into a snow storm running for their lives.

Thus begins the tale of Senya, a prince created to be king of a planet but tossed aside until his twelfth birthday when Lt. Taner, a Royal Guard detective is sent to retrieve him. It is unclear to all whether Senya is the product of something good or something evil, but in either case, it is very apparent that he is something more than just Lydia Kalila’s son.

*** Note to readers- This title contains graphic language, sexual situations and some violence. It is not intended for children or young teens.

Click here to pick up your copy of The Boy who Lit up the Sky.

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Love by Deception, by K Barnard, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 5 out of 5 stars based 44 customer reviews.

Category: Autobiography

 

 

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

Meet K.C. a gregarious, fun loving woman in her thirties. With an abundance of friends, and an enviable position as a jet-setting stewardess in the prestigious world of private aviation, she seems to have it all….but does she?

Love by Deception is a compelling read of how meeting the wrong person can bring not only heartache, but real devastation in the most brutal of ways. We follow K.C.’s turmoil, as we unravel her disastrous relationships where she becomes the unwitting victim to four extremely cruel men.

Throughout K.C.’s journey she is determined to never allow anyone to break her spirit.

Click here to pick up your copy of Love by Deception.

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Financing Your Life, by Dennis Postema, 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 20 customer reviews.

Category: Non-Fiction

 

 

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

A novel that follows four families as they struggle to overcome debt, spending addiction, and unrealistic expectations in order to create financial security. McKenna, a single mom of two boys, works hard every day as a waitress, but she can’t make ends meet. When her ex-husband has an accident that prevents him from paying child support, the walls of poverty slowly close in. Toby and Shannon, two professionals battling a layoff and personal spending demons, must find a way to work together with honesty—a proposition that’s tougher than Toby expected. Blake and Christine, a newlywed couple in a hurry to start living the good life, regardless of their ability to afford it, work together to figure out how to get the house they dream of while starting a family and battling depression. Marcie and Kurt, two young parents struggling to keep up in an image-obsessed world, must decide whether “fitting in” is more important than financial security.

These real-life examples will provide an easy to understand plan for securing financial freedom. The book will provide financial resources to ensure a financially stable life for you and your loved ones. If you are looking to save money and receive practical advice on your financial future than this is the book for you!

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The One, by Annaliese Plowright, 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 out of 5 stars based on 10 customer reviews.

Category: Romance
 

 

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

After refusing to provide an alibi for her unhinged, tyrannical husband all that Brook Davenport desires is to feel safe – Witness Protection is her only hope.

Moments into her new life on the west coast of Scotland, Brook encounters the staggeringly beautiful and reclusive Arwan Jones…

The distantly familiar, compelling but belligerent Mr Jones seems to take an instant dislike to Brook, until one morning when he saves her life under inexplicable circumstances. Soon after Brook is haunted by a series of vivid dreams and visions all centred round Arwan and a strange nebulous world every bit as mysterious and intriguing as he, leaving her to question who, or what, is Arwan Jones and why does she feel such a fundamental need to be near him?

When their relationship takes a surprising turn Brook resolves to learn the truth about Arwan and what lies between them, while unwittingly becoming embroiled in the sinister goings on of a not so sleepy village.

Will Brook be able to live with the reality that Arwan is no mere mortal; or indeed, the discovery that she has a history of running from her past? And the past has its way of catching up . . .

Blending Celtic mythology, passion and suspense, The One will keep readers who love fantasy romance gripped until the very end.

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Charmed Again, by Rose Pressey, 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 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 112 customer reviews.

Category: Paranormal

 

 

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Reluctant witch Halloween LaVeau never guessed that inheriting LaVeau Manor would be so difficult. Sure, she was named Worst Witch of the Year, but her botched spell-casting is all behind her now, right? Everything changed after discovering the ancient Book of Mystics. She’s now the leader of the Underworld… whatever that means. Apparently, she’s in charge of keeping order within the paranormal world.

If that wasn’t enough, Halloween–or Hallie as she prefers to be called–has two gorgeous men making her life even more confusing. The sexy vampire Nicolas Marcos has been accused of stealing another witch’s powers. With the help of Nicolas’ brother, the good-looking warlock Liam Rankin, Hallie must discover if Nicolas is guilty as charged. How will she navigate this Underworld?

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Daily Dose of Determination, by Melanie Bonita, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 49 customer reviews.

Category: Religion

 

 

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Daily Dose of Determination ~ A 90 Day Journey to Drive You toward Your Desired Outcome will help you get determined, dedicated and driven to accomplish your dreams and destiny. With determination, drive and desire there’s nothing that will be impossible for you! Come take this 90 day journey with us. It will truly drive you towards your desired outcome!

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Tougher than the Rest, by Shirleen Davies, 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 159 customer reviews.

Category: Historical Western Romance

 

 

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A passionate, fast-paced story set in the untamed western frontier by an exciting new voice in historical romance.

Niall MacLaren is the oldest of four brothers, and the undisputed leader of the family. A widower, and single father, he is focused on building the MacLaren ranch into the largest and most successful in northern Arizona. He is serious about two things—his responsibility to the family and his future marriage to a goal of a wealthy, well-connected widow who will secure his place in the territory’s destiny
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Katherine is determined to live the life she’s dreamed about. With a job waiting for her in the growing town of Los Angeles, California, the young teacher from Philadelphia begins a journey across the United States with only a couple of trunks and her spinster companion. Life is perfect for this adventurous, beautiful young woman, until an accident throws her into the arms of the one man who can destroy it all.

Fighting his growing attraction and strong desire for the beautiful stranger, Niall is more determined than ever to push emotions aside to focus on his goals of wealth and political gain. But looking into the clear, blue eyes of the woman who could ruin everything, Niall discovers he will have to harden his heart and be tougher than he’s ever been in his life…Tougher than the Rest.

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Cries in the Night, by Kathy Clark, 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 24 customer reviews.

Category: Romance / Suspense

 

 

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

Recommended for 17 years and older – language / mature subject matter

“Who saves a hero?”

Julie Lawrence is a Victim’s Advocate for the Denver PD. Her job is to respond to domestic violence incidents, fires, car accidents and other tragic events where people need help dealing with their darkest moments. She has had her own share of tragedies in the past which gives her empathy and a unique insight into victims and what they need to heal and move on with their lives. But she is better at giving advice than taking it and has closed herself off from sharing her life with anyone or anything except a stray tiger-striped gray cat.

Rusty Wilson is a firefighter with a reputation for working hard and playing harder. He meets Julie while he is trying to save a burning house and she is protecting a battered wife and an unborn child. He is attracted to her, but not ready to settle down. To his surprise, she resists even his most platonic attempts at developing a relationship. One day a typical call turns into a hostage situation, and Julie rushes to the scene, partly in her role of Victim’s Advocate and partly because Rusty is involved.

She finally accepts his offer of friendship, and as they get to know each other better, they realize they have a lot in common. When a stalker starts playing a cat-and-mouse game with Julie, she and Rusty work together, trying to figure out which of her past domestic violence cases has created a psycho who wants revenge. In her line of work, there are a lot of people who want her dead.

Julie has no idea who is trying to kill her. The warnings had started out as just creepy, but gradually turn into genuine threats on her life. Rusty provides the emotional and moral support she hadn’t realized she needed until the danger increases. Their love affair starts in the heat of passion and ends when he finds out her secrets.

Someone is watching . . . and waiting. Julie has dedicated herself to saving other people. Who’s going to save her?

Recommended for 17 years and older – language / mature subject matter

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Ocean’s Justice, by Demelza Carlton, 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 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 14 customer reviews.

Category: Historical Romance

 

 

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Cast adrift on the Indian Ocean, eighteen-year-old Maria is saved by the crew of the steamship Trevessa.

She can’t tell them her tragic tale, so the superstitious sailors make up their own stories – and some would sacrifice her to the seas to save themselves from the coming storm.

Scottish engineer William McGregor boarded the Trevessa in search of adventure. He finds a crew convinced their ship is cursed, as he fights to protect the mysterious girl and bring her safely to shore.

When the sharks start circling and the storm closes in, are sirens more than just a myth?

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The Marriage Promise, by Sandra Edwards, 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 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 34 customer reviews.

Category: Romance

 

 

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Life is filled with precious moments to be cherished because it can all be gone in a flash and you’ll be left with nothing but treasured memories.

Deidra Ferguson and John Sinclair are all too aware of this. They’re both in Hawaii to see their loved ones ashes to their final resting place–off the coast of Oahu. Can these two broken hearts find a way to help each other mend? Find out in THE MARRIAGE PROMISE, Book Four in the New York Times & USA Today bestselling series BILLIONAIRE GAMES from award-winning author Sandra Edwards.

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The Human Forged, by Anthony J Melchiorri, 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 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 14 customer reviews.

Category: Thriller

 

 

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In an escape from the tethers of modern technology, former Army Specialist Nick Corrigan ventures into an underground rave in an abandoned Estonian prison. There, he is abducted and cut off from the rest of the world, including his fiancée. He unwittingly becomes embroiled in a biotechnological nightmare and embarks on a dangerous adventure to return home. The only person that might be able to help him is a man Nick never knew existed—his clone.

Back in Washington, CIA analyst Sara Monahan makes a startling discovery while tracking the use of biological weapons in an ongoing war in Africa. She races to uncover a global conspiracy that may shake the very essence of what it means to be human.

THE HUMAN FORGED is a thought-provoking thriller packed with pulse-racing action, global medical conspiracies, and scientific intrigue. It raises frightening questions about a future that may be just around the corner.

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The Unwritten Law: A True Crime of Passion, by Danny Cantrell, is regularly $2.99 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 49 customer reviews.

Category: Non-Fiction

 

 

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The Historic Trial that Divided the Women of America

Pearl, a stunning flapper in the Roaring Twenties, has danced for Rudolph Valentino, and enjoys the company of any man she chooses–until she decides to carry on an affair with Morgan, a married rural man with two children.

Morgan’s wife, Ina, disguised in borrowed clothing, guns Pearl down when she finds her on a midnight train with her arms around Morgan. The next day, Pearl’s body is placed on public display for a town of strangers, and her killer is applauded in the streets by hundreds of country women.

A “dream team” of defense attorneys is hired, and the stage is set for a sensational jazz age clash between two distinct views of a woman’s role in modern society—that of the “virtuous” rural mother dressed in gingham and the “scarlet woman” from the city who would deny a mother and her babies the necessities of life.

Should death ever be the price for adultery? That is the question the jury—and readers—are faced with in THE UNWRITTEN LAW.

Gripping, thought-provoking, and engaging–the reader of The Unwritten Law becomes a participant in one of the most morally divisive murder trials in American history!

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Keys of Life: Uriel’s Justice, by Carolyn Schield and Thomas Vorbeck, 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 21 customer reviews.

Category: Historical Supernatural Thriller

 

 

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Long ago, a violent war erupted between the Children of the Nephilim, who had once taken Eve’s daughters as wives, and the Pure of Heart. The Nephilim’s thirst for revenge rages through history as they slowly infiltrate global corporations, secret societies and international politics. The goal: is total domination.

Cordy McDermott isn’t your typical veterinarian – unless your veterinarian also happens to have a black belt in karate. After rescuing an Egyptian princess from being sold as a sex slave, Cordy finds herself in the crosshairs of death, tangled in a harrowing battle dating to Biblical times.

Across the world, a young, brawny archeologist stumbles upon an ancient relic at the Egyptian temple of Abu Simbel after a mysterious dream. On the run, Ash and Cordy team up in a thrilling race against time to keep balance from falling in favor of an enemy bent on vengeance and absolute control.

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The Lead Cloak, by Erik Hanberg, 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 12 customer reviews.

Category: Action and Adventure / Science Fiction

 

 

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Byron Shaw can track and find anyone on Earth. Except the people who tried to kill him.

By 2081, privacy no longer exists. The Lattice enables anyone to re-live any moment of your life. People can experience past and present events—or see into the mind of anyone, living or dead.

Most people love it. Some want to destroy it.

Colonel Byron Shaw has just saved the Lattice from the most dangerous attack in its history. Now he must find those responsible. But there’s a question nobody’s asking: does the Lattice deserve to be saved?

The answer may cost him his life.

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What Matters Most, by Bette Lee Crosby, 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 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 81 customer reviews.

Category: Women’s Fiction

 

 

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What Matters Most – Royal Palm Literary Award Winner, FPA President’s Book Award

from USA Today Bestselling author of Spare Change
A heartwarming story of acceptance and coming to grips with reality. Louise Palmer is a settled-down person. A woman who wants nothing more than to remain in the same house until the day she dies. So, when her husband, Clay, announces an intention to quit his job and move to Florida, her life is thrown into a turmoil of mixed emotions and strained loyalties. Torn between Clay’s desire for “the good life” and the lifelong friendships of her quilting club, Louise struggles with what to do…until her best friend suggests a scheme to thwart the move. Before she discovers the truth of what matters most, a marriage will be tested, family relationships will fall apart and the friendships Louise tried to hold on to will change dramatically.

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Signs of Violence, by Ian Graham, 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 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 8 customer reviews.

Category: Thriller / Short Stories

 

 

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~ A Collection of short stories featuring former IRA volunteer turned American patriot, Declan McIver, and other characters from the Black Shuck thriller series ~

During the last days of the Soviet empire an elite team of operatives were trained. Loyal to the Provisional Irish Republican Army, they were known only by their codename, Black Shuck.

In the years that followed – betrayed from within by the internal power struggles of the IRA – the team members were hunted down. Three survived, fading into the turbulent streets of Northern Ireland. To this day, their identities remain a mystery – but nothing can stay hidden forever.

  • Can Declan McIver save the woman he loves from certain death when the IRA plans to detonate a bomb on the Queen’s birthday?
  • Can MI5 officer Shane O’Reilly survive a trap laid by a vengeful IRA unit looking to assassinate an informer?
  • Are employees of Lukas Kreft in the right place at the wrong time when they are detained by the Russian Coast Guard, or have they become entangled in something far more sinister?

Weaving well-documented facts and speculative history, Veil of Civility combines Soviet Special Forces, the Irish Republican Army, American politicians, and Chechen terrorists into an explosive modern day thriller. From the countryside of suburban Virginia and the powerful halls of Washington DC to the rocky coast of Wales and the moors of Scotland, Declan McIver struggles to stay one step ahead of the conspiracy that has made him a wanted man.

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Unleashed, by Rachel McClellan, 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 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 15 customer reviews.

Category: Young Adult

 

 

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Seventeen-year-old Claire Williams’ tough upbringing has taught her how to throw a punch or two to survive, especially when it involves a man’s unwanted attention. But her strength waivers when she visits Bodian Dynamics, a medical research facility, and stumbles upon classified information—someone has stolen a drug that not only changes a person’s appearance, but will also unleash a dark and evil alter ego.

After an intimidating security guard threatens the lives of her friends if she speaks to anyone about the incident, Claire pretends the drug never existed. That is until she meets Gage, a teenage boy who doesn’t seem to have a conscience and who is hell-bent on making her just like him by unleashing her dark side.

But Claire knows a secret—he can only die while in his normal state. And since Gage knows personal information about her, Claire thinks she knows who it is: either her best friend or her recent boyfriend. And once she figures out which boy Gage is hiding behind, she’s going to kill him, even if it breaks her heart.

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The Life and Prayers of Saint Francis of Assisi, by St. Francis of Assisi and Wyatt North, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 70 customer reviews.

Category: Religion

 

 

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

One part biography, one part prayer book, The Life and Prayers of Saint Francis of Assisi is an essential book for any Christian.

Saint Francis of Assisi is quite possibly the most popular of all Christian saints. Perhaps it is his adoration for all living things or his unrelenting generosity that has made so many people open their hearts to him. Perhaps it is the deep conviction and piety expressed not only by the saint himself, but in his name, in the Franciscan orders throughout the centuries.

Whatever the reason, in a world that is quickly developing in a direction diametrically opposite to the saint’s own simple asceticism, Saint Francis of Assisi still stirs strong emotions and compassion. How close he found God, in the very nature around him, is inspiring.

All books in The Life and Prayers series come complete with a Touch-or-Click Table of Contents, divided by each section.

Enjoy.

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Beyond, by Willow Rose, 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 46 customer reviews.

Category: Paranormal Romance / Young Adult

 

 

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

Meghan is 16 when she dies.

She wakes up on a flying steamboat on her way to a school run by Angels in a white marble castle.

On the boat she meets Mick who has been dead for more than a hundred years but still looks like a teenager. He helps her past the difficult beginning at the new school in a new world filled with magic.

One day some of Meghan’s roommates find a mirror in the cellar of the school and they persuade her to go through it with them – well knowing it is strictly against the rules of the school. Meghan ends up back on earth where she meets Jason. But Jason is in danger and Meghan knows something important. Something that is a matter of life and death. Soon she is forced to choose between the two worlds. The one she belongs to now and the one she left.

Beyond is a Young Adult Paranormal Romance and the first book in Willow Rose’s popular Afterlife-series.

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Blind Descent: Surviving Alone and Blind on Mount Everest, by Brian Dickinson, 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 61 customer reviews.

Category: Non-Fiction

 

 

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

Alone and blind at 29,000 feet!

Former Navy rescue swimmer Brian Dickinson was roughly 1,000 feet from the summit of Mount Everest—also known as “the death zone”—when his Sherpa became ill and had to turn back, leaving Brian with a difficult decision: should he continue to push for the summit, or head back down the mountain? After carefully weighing the options, Brian decided to continue toward the summit—alone. Four hours later, Brian solo summited the highest peak in the world. But the celebration was short-lived. After taking a few pictures, Brian radioed his team to let them know he had summited safely, and got ready to begin his descent. Suddenly, his vision became blurry, his eyes started to burn, and within seconds, he was rendered almost completely blind. All alone at 29,035 feet, low on oxygen, and stricken with snow blindness, Brian was forced to inch his way back down the mountain relying only on his Navy survival training, his gut instinct, and his faith. In Blind Descent, Brian recounts—in fantastic detail—his extraordinary experience on Everest, demonstrating that no matter how dire our circumstances, there is no challenge too big for God.

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NanoStrike, by Pete Barber, 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 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 162 customer reviews.

Category: Thriller

 

 

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**** 2013 Indie Book Awards Finalist ****

Islamic terrorists attack a London Underground train, slaughtering two-hundred innocents in seconds with a nanoweapon small enough to hide in a hint of perfume.

First responder, Detective Chief Inspector Quinnborne, defies orders and hunts for the weapon’s unhinged genius creator. The authorities label Quinnborne a traitor, but when the nanotechnology spirals out of control, his grit and bloody-minded determination become humankind’s last thin hope of survival against a weapon of mass destruction that can be deployed at will and against which there is no defense.

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Power, Control, Conformance, by A.J. Aaron, 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 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 10 customer reviews.

Category: Fantasy

 

 

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

Psychopath + Empath = World Domination?

When Roland Vandergrift, a psychopath with a PhD in Neuro-physiology and Psychiatry wants something, he always gets it. Or does he. Will Sedric Jace, a high degree empath with a PhD in Physics, become like his psychopathic boss and mentor, Roland Vandergrift? Will Sedric be lured into the world of power, control, and conformance and help Roland achieve world domination?

Enter a world of big business where Lean Transformations have enabled massive reductions in work forces and closing of manufacturing plants. A world where the women are turned into stepford wives through the use of pharmaceuticals that affect their DNA to keep them subservient and devoted to men. A world where secrets are shared amongst a few privileged elite, in a special club where secrecy violations are met with the penalty of death.

If a high degree empath can hear others’ thoughts, experience their feelings, and heal others, can a cold and calculating psychopath be the other end of the scale and capable of causing death purely through intention?

It is known that one in every 25 people is a psychopath. That doesn’t mean they are killers and many make excellent CEO’s, commanders, and leaders. They learn to fit in well and present some of the emotions of normal people without becoming emotionally involved with decisions. However, to them, other people are still no more than objects moving through space.

Empaths are less well known since they never cause harm and fit well into society as caring and empathetic persons. Some intuit others’ feelings, while high degree empaths can even read minds and heal.

Can empaths be turned into psychopaths and use their powers for killing instead of healing?

What could possibly replace power, control, and conformance in this world? Can these three methods, used for centuries by governments, the military, and religions to amass wealth, create empires, and shape society, be replaced, or should they simply be accepted since that is how the world works.

Join Doctor Sedric Jace in his quest for answers.

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Disappear, by Iain Edward Henn, 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 185 customer reviews.

Category: Mystery

 

 

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A mind-bending mystery…A woman’s search for answers

On a rain-drenched night, a young husband runs to the corner shop – and never returns.

Eighteen years later, his body reappears.

-Reappears, wearing the same clothes, and on the same street from which he went missing.

-Reappears, and is the victim of a hit/run driver.

He looks exactly the same now as when he vanished.

His widow, Jennifer Parkes, is determined to solve this enigma once and for all.

Other bodies are found, all missing eighteen years. None seem to have aged.

On the trail of a vicious killer, Jennifer and homicide detective Neil Lachlan are drawn into a human minefield of deception and terror; into the depths of a mystery that baffles the police and defies logic. Investigating at the forefront of scientific and medical technologies, they confront a threat that is closer than either of them could ever have imagined.

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Becoming Magic: A Course in Manifesting an Exceptional Life, by Genevieve Davis, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 75 customer reviews.

Category: Non-Fiction

 

 

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

Becoming Magic is book one of a complete course in becoming creator of your own exceptional life. In this book, I outline the exact steps which enabled me to move my own life from one of poverty and drudgery, to one of previously unimaginable wealth, purpose, abundance and joy.

‘But Magic? I do hope you are joking!’

That’s what I would have said, five or ten years ago. I once despised all things ‘New-Age’, all these spiritual types and their airy-fairy views, their bad science and their irrational beliefs.

I read all the New Thought greats, Wallace Wattles, Anthony Robbins, Rhonda Byrne, Napoleon Hill, Esther Hicks and Wayne Dyer. But no matter how closely I followed their instructions for manifesting love, money or happiness, I couldn’t make it work.

It was only when I recognised, accepted and finally embraced that what I was doing was actually some kind of Magic that suddenly things began to fall into place. Once I realised that the power came from within me, it was as if the light had suddenly been switched on. I learned how to manifest money and love, but I also learned how to be happy, truly happy.

If you’re jaded by the whole New Age Law of Attraction idea, or have become bored by its failure to deliver… this book is for you. It is my intention to lead you by the hand through a marvellous journey of wonder and adventure.

Part one of this course, Becoming Magic, lays the groundwork for becoming a magical person, while part two, Doing Magic, offers concrete techniques and instructions for bringing wonderful things into your life. The plan is to build your knowledge slowly, gradually, building on what has gone before, moving on to more complex techniques only once the basics are mastered.

So many people fail with Magic and the Law of Attraction because they rush headlong into using techniques, trying to create enormous manifestations, making very simple but crucial mistakes. When they are disappointed, they imagine they have been duped. The sceptics are right. This is all a load of scammy nonsense. And they give up, declaring it just doesn’t work.

I am telling you that it does work. And you can make it work. And this book will show you how.

My intention is that this book will allow you to become a true creator of your own life, reawakening and rekindling your belief and interest in The Law of Attraction, Reality Creation, Cosmic Ordering or whatever you wish to call it.

I prefer simply to call it Magic.

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Hero of Her Heart, by Lindsey Brookes, 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 85 customer reviews.

Category: Romance

 

 

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From the moment Bethany Warner was born, Sheriff Tanner Montgomery was on the run. And he was only four at the time. Their mothers’ matchmaking efforts finally ended when Bethany’s family moved away. Now, ten years later, she’s coming back to Ruby Creek and his mother is up to her old tricks again.

Tanner is happy with his life just the way it is. No emotional entanglements. No wife or child to worry about leaving behind if something should happen to him in the line of duty. Then Bethany returns, all grown up and sexier than sin. Now he’s on the run for a whole new reason.

Growing up, Bethany idolized Tanner. He was the HERO OF HER HEART. But to him she’d been nothing more than a tag-a-long little kid. Too tall, too thin, with unruly curls and teeth she could whistle through.

That was then. Now she’s coming back to Ruby Creek, a successful, confident businesswoman, and no longer the ugly duckling she had once been. Can Bethany convince Tanner to give love a chance? And if she does, will it be everything she had always dreamt it would be?

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The Mountain Mother Cipher, by N. S. Wikarski, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars based 15 customer reviews.

Category: Action & Adventure

 

 

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

Where do you hide an ancient relic that has the power to change the course of history? As Cassie Forsythe and her Arkana team discover, you scatter clues to its whereabouts across the entire planet. Five artifacts buried among the rubble of lost civilizations point to the hiding place of a mythical object known as the Sage Stone. Psychic Cassie, bodyguard Erik, and librarian Griffin find their quest hampered at every turn by agents of a cult known as the Blessed Nephilim. The cult’s leader, Abraham Metcalf, wants to exploit the power of the Sage Stone to win a war of religious genocide.

Although keeping the relic out of Metcalf’s hands is important, it is even more critical to keep him from finding the Arkana’s troves of archaeological treasure. This cache, which has taken centuries to amass, proves the existence of advanced matriarchal cultures on every continent predating patriarchy by thousands of years. The Nephilim would like nothing better than to destroy the cache and its guardians. The global treasure hunt for the Sage Stone has put the Nephilim and the Arkana on a collision course. The only question is whether any of them will survive long enough to claim the prize.

Cassie, Griffin and Erik race to Turkey in search of the first artifact while still struggling to function as a team. Griffin frets about doing fieldwork, Cassie doubts her psychic abilities and Erik barely tolerates the other two. The treasure hunt leads them to ancient megaliths on the top of Mount Ida. There they square off against Nephilim operatives in a cliffhanger of a confrontation.

At the worst possible moment, the Arkana team discovers that the Nephilim aren’t their only competitors for the lost relic. Unforeseen obstacles and unknown enemies thwart their efforts to complete their mission and escape unharmed. This new crisis teaches Cassie where her real loyalties lie. Will all the members of the Arkana team make it home alive? That’s only one of the many puzzles within the pages of The Mountain Mother Cipher.

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