Today's Kindle Daily Deal & Free App of the Day

Each day, Amazon sponsors the Kindle Daily Deal and the Free App of the Day.

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal is a one-day only offer where a specific Kindle book for adults, one for young readers (children or young adults), a romance, and a science fiction / fantasy title have been hand-selected by the editors at Amazon and significantly discounted for today only. Amazon has recently changed it up and is offering an additional genre for the Daily Deal: today’s additional genre is Science.

Amazon’s free App of the Day can be utilized on a Kindle Fire and Android-based smartphones and tablet computers, and the app can be a game, utility, or who knows? Each app is offered free for 24 hours and, after that period is over it goes back to paid status and a new app is the Free App of the Day.

Kindle Daily Deal

Today’s Kindle Daily Deal for adults is 11/22/1963, by Stephen King, and this book was $19.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted 85% to just $2.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 5,082 customer reviews.

Today’s Science Fiction / Fantasy Daily Deal is Extracted, by Sherry Ficklin and Tyler Jolley, and this book was $6.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted 80% to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 7 customer reviews.

Today’s Romance Daily Deal is The Awesome Girl’s Guide to Dating Extraordinary Men , by Ernessa T. Carter, and this book was $9.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted 80% to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 46 customer reviews.

Today’s Science Daily Deal is Overboard! A True Blue-Water Odyssey of Disaster and Survival, by Michael J. Tougias and this book was $15.00 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted 87% to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 59 customer reviews.

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

 

Here is the 11/22/1963 book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? Stephen King’s heart-stoppingly dramatic new novel is about a man who travels back in time to prevent the JFK assassination—a thousand page tour de force.

Following his massively successful novel Under the Dome, King sweeps readers back in time to another moment—a real life moment—when everything went wrong: the JFK assassination. And he introduces readers to a character who has the power to change the course of history.

Jake Epping is a thirty-five-year-old high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching adults in the GED program. He receives an essay from one of the students—a gruesome, harrowing first person story about the night 50 years ago when Harry Dunning’s father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brother with a hammer. Harry escaped with a smashed leg, as evidenced by his crooked walk.

Not much later, Jake’s friend Al, who runs the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to 1958. He enlists Jake on an insane—and insanely possible—mission to try to prevent the Kennedy assassination. So begins Jake’s new life as George Amberson and his new world of Elvis and JFK, of big American cars and sock hops, of a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and a beautiful high school librarian named Sadie Dunhill, who becomes the love of Jake’s life – a life that transgresses all the normal rules of time.

A tribute to a simpler era and a devastating exercise in escalating suspense, 11/22/63 is Stephen King at his epic best.

You can pick up your copy of 11/22/1963 by clicking here or typing in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser.

 

 

Here is the Extracted book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

Welcome to the war. The Tesla Institute is a premier academy that trains young time travelers called Rifters. Created by Nicola Tesla, the Institute seeks special individuals who can help preserve the time stream against those who try to alter it. The Hollows is a rogue band of Rifters who tear through time with little care for the consequences. Armed with their own group of lost teens–their only desire to find Tesla and put an end to his corruption of the time stream. Torn between them are Lex and Ember, two Rifters with no memories of their life before joining the time war. When Lex’s girlfriend dies during a mission, the only way he can save her is to retrieve the Dox, a piece of tech which allows Rifters to re-enter their own timeline without collapsing the time stream. But the Dox is hidden deep within the Tesla Institute, which means Lex must go into the enemy camp. It’s there he meets Ember, and the past that was stolen from them both comes flooding back. Now armed with the truth of who they are, Lex and Ember must work together to save the future before the battle for time destroys them both again.

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

 

Here is the The Awesome Girl’s Guide to Dating Extraordinary Men book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

Four women. Two years. A friendship to last a lifetime.
The only things that Sharita, Thursday, Risa, and Tammy have in common are their disastrous love lives. But the year three of them turn 30 will be different, they swear!

Sharita, a plump and conservative accountant wants to make partner at her firm and find the man of her dreams. Thursday, the daughter of a formerly chart-topping political rapper, wants to stop being a serial one-month stander, and settle down into a stable life with a stable boyfriend. Risa, a skinny and audacious electronica punk rocker, wants to finally land an album deal, which she feels is the only way to win back the heart of her on-again of off-again closeted girlfriend. And after getting fired as the spokesmodel for her family’s hair company, sweet and gorgeous Tammy wants to prove that she has what it takes to make it on her own.

None of these women get what they want, but over the course of two years, they get exactly what they need. And that proves to be the best thing after all.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Awesome Girl’s Guide to Dating Extraordinary Men .

 

 

Here is the Overboard! A True Blue-Water Odyssey of Disaster and Survival book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

From masterful storyteller Michael J. Tougias comes a new, heart-stopping true-life tale of maritime disaster, his most thrilling and amazing story yet.

In May 2005, Tom Tighe, captain of a forty-five-foot-long sailboat named the Almeisan, and his first mate, Loch Reidy, welcomed three new crewmembers for a five-day voyage from Connecticut across the blue waters of the Gulf Stream to sun-drenched Bermuda. The new crew included forty-six-year-old Kathy Gilchrist, seventy-year-old Ron Burd, and thirty-four-year-old Chris Ferrer. Although Tighe had made the trip forty-eight times, with Reidy accompanying him on twenty of those voyages, the rest of the crew had joined to learn more about offshore sailing.

Four days into the voyage, an enormous storm struck, sweeping two of the crew into the towering sea. The remaining crewmembers managed to stay aboard the vessel as it was slowly torn apart by the rampaging ocean. Overboard! follows the simultaneous desperate struggles of both those still on the boat and those fighting for their lives in the sea.

The Coast Guard, alerted to the Almeisan’s distress, rushed to the storm-tossed scene. Their ensuing search and rescue mission proved so spectacularly difficult and dangerous that it was later selected—from among thousands of incidents—as the Guard’s search and rescue case of the year. Highly trained helicopter pilots and rescue swimmers alike found themselves in almost as much trouble as those trapped by the ferocious ocean.

By turns tragic, thrilling, and deeply inspiring, Overboard! is a riveting, fast-paced story of death and survival at sea—amazing, unforgettable, and all true.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser to pick up your copy of Overboard! A True Blue-Water Odyssey of Disaster and Survival .

 

Free App of the Day

Today’s Free App of the Day is Sidereus , and this app is normally $099 in the Amazon App Store but is free for today only.

Here is the app’s description from the Amazon App Store website:

Sidereus is a Casual 2D Precision Puzzle Game.
With use of simple touch-screen controls, navigate through obstacles and pass challenges, to achieve one objective: Gathering all the energy crystals that are scattered on each level.

Let the music take you to the farthest reaches of the galaxy.

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

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5 Discounted & Free Kindle Book Offers

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

Seventh Dimension – The Door by Lorilyn Roberts, is normally $2.99 but has been discounted 67% to just $0.99 in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 42 customer reviews.

Category: Fantasy / Religious Fiction

 

 

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

This book is about our need for ultimate love and understanding. Set in today’s society where self-doubt, bullying, broken homes and brokenness is rampant, this book is a must read.

“Seventh Dimension – The Door” is a first-hand account of a young girl, Shale Snyder, who is treated unfairly by her family, school, and classmates. Fear distorts her sense of self-worth and she is enveloped with guilt because of a secret from her past.

While on a sojourn similar to Christian in “Pilgrim’s Progress,” Shale discovers talking animals and a handsome young man with whom she falls in love. Her journey is one of self-discovery as she battles personal demons, family conflict, wicked underlings, and comes face-to-face with a personal decision she must make – bound up in the king she meets in first century Israel.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/smqcq1 into your web browser to pick up your copy of Seventh Dimension – The Door .

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Dented Cans by Heather Walsh is normally $2.99 but has been discounted 67% to just 99 cents in the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 61 customer reviews.

Category: Contemporary Fiction / Literary Fiction

 

 

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

A family secret is revealed during an ill-fated—yet hilarious—trip to Disney World.

Sixteen-year-old Hannah Sampson knows her family is not what you would call normal. Her father compulsively buys dented cans and has a particular fondness for cans without labels, which are extremely discounted because their contents are a mystery. Her mother takes countless pictures of her family and then glues them down into the pages of her scrapbooks, but does not allow anyone to look at them. Ryan, Hannah’s mischievous fourteen-year-old brother, is headed straight for the remedial track at the local community college, if he’s lucky. Ben, her eight-year-old brother, is a walking sound effects machine, who prefers to communicate with noises rather than words. While Hannah is focused on escaping her working-class Connecticut suburb, she also finds herself being tugged back home as she worries about her brother Ben.

Hannah’s parents inflict one last family vacation on the Sampson children, a trip that goes comically wrong almost from the get-go. Hannah is forced to confront her family’s past in Disney World, of all places, when an emotional argument prompts her parents to disclose a secret they have been keeping from the children for sixteen years. Ultimately, she must decide whether to leave her hometown and not look back, or to focus on helping her family.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/46zcrg into your web browser to pick up your copy of Dented Cans .

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Patient Zero by L.T. Ryan is normally priced at $2.99 but has been discounted 67% to just $0.99, and this book has received an average user rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on 8 customer reviews.

Category: Science Fiction

 

 

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

Something dark lurks in the wilds of Southern Nigeria. An experiment has gone horribly wrong and threatens to wipe all traces of humanity from Earth. 3rd Ranger Battalion, Bravo Company is sent in to assist, clean up the mess before it gets out of control.

They’ve vanished.

Sean Ryder is an Air Force Pararescueman. Attached to SEAL Team 8, he believes he is on a routine rescue and recovery mission. Less than half an hour after landing in Nigeria, he knows that is not the case. And the further his mission leads him, the harder it becomes to get out alive.

Patient Zero is the first book in the zombie apocalypse / post-apocalyptic series Affliction Z.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/gsy7pt into your web browser to pick up your copy of Patient Zero .

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Talion by Mary maddox is priced at just $2.99 today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 43 customer reviews.

Category: Thriller / Horror

 

 

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

Meet Rad Sanders, the most terrifying serial killer you will ever encounter, in a thriller unlike any you have ever read…

Lu Jakes lives with her alcoholic father and abusive stepmother, Norlene, at Hidden Creek Lodge in the Utah mountains. When the beautiful Lisa is sent by her protective parents to stay at the lodge for the summer, Lu makes her first real friend – dangerously unaware that Lisa’s is not the only new face at the resort.

For Lisa has been followed by Rad Sanders, a sadistic killer who has plans for the girls – sick plans that will drag them and their families to the very brink of hell. Rad stalks Lu and Lisa, waiting for his moment, certain that his deadly plan cannot fail.

But unknown to Rad, Lu has a secret. She can see things that nobody else can see: the spirit Talion and his companions. But are these spirits real or a trick of the mind? And will Lu’s special gift help her and Lisa as the killer closes in…

TALION is a gripping, intense tale of friendship, family and dark desires, that blends Thomas Harris with Stephen King. It is a book that will make you want to sleep with all the lights on – if you can sleep at all.

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

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Brains: How They Seem to Work by Dale Purves 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 39 customer reviews.

Category: Education / Science

 

 

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

For 50 years, the world’s most brilliant neuroscientists have struggled to understand how human brains really work. Today, says Dale Purves, the dominant research agenda may have taken us as far as it can–and neuroscientists may be approaching a paradigm shift.
In this highly personal book, Purves reveals how we got to this point and offers his notion of where neuroscience may be headed next. Purves guides you through a half-century of the most influential ideas in neuroscience and introduces the extraordinary scientists and physicians who created and tested them.

Purves offers a critical assessment of the paths that neuroscience research has taken, their successes and their limitations, and then introduces an alternative approach for thinking about brains. Building on new research on visual perception, he shows why common ideas about brain networks can’t be right and uncovers the factors that determine our subjective experience. The resulting insights offer a deeper understanding of what it means to be human.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/5vbqr8 into your web browser to pick up your copy of Brains: How They Seem to Work .

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Another Free Kindle Book from NASA

While they were fairly technical, last week’s post about two free books from NASA were fairly popular in terms of the number of clicks from the blog’s website, so here are a few more…

 

NASA has released a few books for free in the Kindle format on their website.  The types of books NASA releases aren’t science fiction thrillers, but more documentaries of what they have accomplished over the years, and when I have sent posts about prior offering they have been pretty popular.

One you might be interested in is called Dressing for Altitude: U.S. Aviation Pressure Suits – Wiley Post to Space Shuttle” and is written by Dennis R. Jennings.  You can click here or type in http://1.usa.gov/13Jevfh into your web browser to grab your free Kindle copy.

Once you have downloaded it to your computer, you will need to transfer it over to your Kindle.  It’s pretty easy, and you can click here or type in http://smarturl.it/xfer  into your web browser for my instructions on how to do it – this is the same guide I charge 99 cents for in the Amazon Kindle store, but you can read it for free by clicking the link.

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

Anybody who has watched many movies or television shows has seen them—the ubiquitous silver suits worn by pilots as they explore the unknown. They are called pressure suits, and one can trace their lineage to Wiley Post or, perhaps, a bit earlier.

There are two kinds of pressure suits: partial pressure and full pressure. David Clark, the man, once pointed out that these were not very good names, but they are the ones that stuck. In a partial-pressure suit, the counter-pressure is not as complete as in a full-pressure suit, but it is placed so that shifts in body fluids are kept within reasonable limits. On the other hand, a full-pressure suit, which is an anthropomorphic pressure vessel, creates an artificial environment for the pilot.

One type of pressure suit is not necessarily “better” than the other, and both partial pressure and full pressure suits are still in limited use around the world. Both type of suits have benefits and limitations and, by and large, pilots dislike both, even while acknowledging their necessity. For the past 60 years, they have been an indispensible part of a small fragment of the aviation world.

Although space suits, which differ from pressure suits in subtle, but important ways, have been well covered in literature, pressure suits have gone unheralded except as introductions to the space suit histories. This e-book is an attempt to correct that, and covers pressure suits from the beginning through the end of the Space Shuttle Program.

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Two Free Kindle Books from NASA

NASA has released a few books for free in the Kindle format on their website.  The types of books NASA releases aren’t science fiction thrillers, but more documentaries of what they have accomplished over the years, and when I have sent posts about prior offering they have been pretty popular.

One you might be interested in is called NASA’s Contributions to Aeronautics, Volume 1 and is edited by Richard P. Hallion.  You can click here or type in http://tinyurl.com/rhallion into your web browser to grab your Kindle copy.

If you like Volume 1 and want to try Volume 2, you can click here or type in http://tinyurl.com/rhallion2 into your web browser.

Once you have downloaded it to your computer, you will need to transfer it over to your Kindle.  It’s pretty easy, and you can click here or type in http://smarturl.it/xfer  into your web browser for my instructions on how to do it – this is the same guide I charge 99 cents for in the Amazon Kindle store, but you can read it for free by clicking the link.

Here is the Volume 1’s  description from the NASA website:

Since its creation, NASA has steadily advanced flight within the atmosphere, repeatedly influencing aviation’s evolution by extending the rich legacy of its predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, or NACA. This first volume in a two-volume set includes case studies and essays on NACA-NASA research for contributions such as high-speed wing design, the area rule, rotary-wing aerodynamics research, sonic boom mitigation, hypersonic design, computational fluid dynamics, electronic flight control and environmentally friendly aircraft technology.

Here is Volume 2’s description from the NASA website:

The second volume includes case studies and essays on NACA-NASA research for contributions including wind shear and lightning research, flight operations, human factors, wind tunnels, composite structures, general aviation aircraft safety, supersonic cruise aircraft research and atmospheric icing.

Want to have this blog sent wirelessly to your Kindle vs. reading it on your computer? Try out the free two-week subscription! Click here for the Amazon page for Free Kindle Books Plus a Few Other Tipsor type in http://www.tinyurl.com/fkblog into your computer’s web browser.

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19 FREE Kindle Books

Well, this one is going to be short and sweet…

Several authors I have communicated with over the past couple of years (I need to meet them face-to-face one day over several adult beverages) have banded together to offer their books for free today, and gave me the heads-up about it so you could be one of the first to know before other blogs and outlets tell their readers about it. For a good mixture of mystery / thriller, fantasy, romance, and more you can click here or type in http://tinyurl.com/12292012 into your web browser.  Take a look, check them out, and grab as many as you want!

If you did click the link, you will see 16 free books pop up: the reality is, with the boxed sets being offered it’s actually 19 books…not too bad of a start for a Saturday morning!

Have a great weekend-

Michael

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Five Free Kindle Books

Here are five FREE Kindle books for you in the Amazon Kindle store to start off your Monday morning: as of this posting, each of the books was free on the Amazon website but please make sure you check the pricing before you smack the “buy” button as the pricing can (and does) change at any time!

Tell Me When it Hurts by Christine Whitehead has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 39 customer reviews.

Category: Suspense / Romance

 

 

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

Archer Loh, Seven Sisters grad and Olympic-level rider, has been groomed as a government assassin. First in her class, she’s a prime asset to her agency. However, she rejects the opportunity to kill for “the good guys” and instead embraces the quiet life of suburban lawyer, wife, and mother. Her violent apprenticeship remains her secret.

When her only child is murdered and the killer goes free on a technicality. Archer Loh ditches family, career, friends, and horses, to define her own agenda and brush up on her rusty lethal skills. At her darkest ebb, Connor McCall, Harvard-educated financial baron turned Wyoming sheep rancher, stumbles into Archer’s life and everything changes.

USA subscribers: click here or type in http://amzn.to/LdaSjK into your web browser to receive your free copy.
UK subscribers: click here or type in http://tinyurl.com/9v794r2 into your web browser to receive your free copy.

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Irreparable Harm by Melissa F. Miller has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 168 customer reviews.

Category: Mystery and Thrillers

 

 

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

After eight long years, attorney Sasha McCandless is about to make partner at a prestigious law firm. All she has to do is keep her head down and her billable hours up.

When a plane operated by her client slams into the side of a mountain, killing everyone aboard, Sasha gears up to defend the inevitable civil lawsuits. She soon realizes the crash was no accident: a developer has created an application that can control a commercial plane’s onboard computer from a smartphone.

Sasha joins forces with a federal air marshal, and they race to prevent another airline disaster. But when people close to the matter start turning up dead, Sasha must rely on both her legal skills and her Krav Maga training to stop the madman before he kills her.

USA subscribers: click here or type in http://amzn.to/Ate7iA into your web browser to receive your free copy.

UK subscribers: click here or type in http://tinyurl.com/9uzlld9 into your web browser to receive your free copy.

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Camille by Tess Oliver has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 79 customer reviews.

Category: Young Adult / Romance / Paranormal

 

 

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

At a time when society conforms to the strictest rules and most proper etiquette, sixteen-year-old Camille Kennecott and her guardian, Dr. Bennett, live a most unconventional life. They hunt werewolves.

When unwitting victim, Nathaniel Strider, wanders into one of their full moon pursuits, Camille and Dr. Bennett believe they have found a specimen for their study. Finding a scientific key to unlocking the mystery of lycanthropy would end their late night excursions. Yet beneath the irresistible exterior, Nathaniel is transforming into a flesh-tearing monster, and as each experiment fails, Camille loses another inch of her soul to him. In a month’s time, she must face the prospect of destroying the boy who has stolen her heart.

USA subscribers: click here or type in http://amzn.to/KKvjdA into your web browser to receive your free copy.

UK subscribers: click here or type in http://amzn.to/OAjynJ into your web browser to receive your free copy.

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Rise of the Dibor by Christopher Hopper has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 36 customer reviews.

Category: Science Fiction / Fantasy

 

 

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

Read the story that turned children into warriors, and warriors into legends.

The Dairne-Reih haven’t been seen in Dionia for generations—their kind and their king, Morgui, banished long ago from haunting paradise. But when creation shows signs of deterioration, the kings of the seven realms converge in the sacred Gvindollion gathering to arrive at one inexplicable conclusion: Morgui has returned.

In the hopes of entrusting Dionia’s brave history and perilous future to a generation that has never known war, the kings decide to raise up their young sons as an elite group of warriors, known only as the Dibor.

Gorn, legendary hero of the First Battle, is commissioned to teach the Dibor the art of war, leading them on a four-year adventure on the Isle of Kirstell. It is Luik, son of Lair, who soon emerges as the warband’s spirited front man. But he is not the only one of his peers to grow in power; his dear friend Fane discovers hidden abilities among the Mosfar under the mentorship of Li-Saide of Ot, while Princess Anorra finds that her lifelong tutor knows as much about combat as he does about etiquette.

There is little time for the Dibor to enjoy the satisfaction of graduation, however, as a sinister plot is discovered to dethrone Dionia’s kings and flatten the capital city of Adriel. The Dibor are summoned to war, along with the rest of Dionia’s fighting men. It is before the gates of Adriel Palace that Luik and his army face Morgui’s prince, Valdenil, as well as the unending ranks of the Dairne-Reih.

USA subscribers: click here or type in http://amzn.to/KALl8V into your web browser to receive your free copy.

UK subscribers: click here or type in http://tinyurl.com/9kv4y7h into your web browser to receive your free copy.

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The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them by Wayne Pacelle has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 78 customer reviews.

Category: Science

 

 

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

A fascinating exploration of humanity’s eternal bond with animals, and an urgent call to answer the needs of millions of at-risk creatures

A landmark work, The Bond is the passionate, insightful, and comprehensive examination of our special connection to all creatures, written by one of America’s most important champions of animal welfare. Wayne Pacelle, the president of the Humane Society of the United States, unveils the deep links of the human-animal bond, as well as the conflicting impulses that have led us to betray this bond through widespread and systemic cruelty to animals.

Pacelle begins by exploring the biological and historical underpinnings of the human-animal bond and reveals our newfound understanding of animals, including their remarkable emotional and cognitive capacities. In the book’s second section, Pacelle shows how the bond has been disastrously broken. He takes readers to a slaughter plant shuttered for inhumane practices, as well as the enormous egg factory farms of California. We visit Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary in Kansas to speak with NFL star Michael Vick, then serving his sentence for dogfighting. Pacelle paints a portrait of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and highlights the heroic actions of residents and volunteers to reunite pets with their owners. Pacelle’s narrative also leads the reader to remote locations in which conflicts over the killing of wildlife continue to play out—from the fields outside of Yellowstone National Park where bison are slaughtered with the encouragement of federal authorities, to the ice floes of Atlantic Canada where seal nurseries turn into killing fields.

In its final section, The Bond takes on the arguments of opponents and critics of animal protection and spotlights the groups and industries standing in the way of progress—from the National Rifle Association and agribusiness organizations like the American Farm Bureau, to surprising adversaries like the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Kennel Club. Ultimately, Pacelle points the way to a new, humane economy—one not built on extraction, suffering, and killing, but on the celebration, stewardship, and care of animals.

An eye-opening must-read, The Bond reminds us that animals are at the center of our lives, they are not just a backdrop. How we treat them is one of the great themes of the human story.

USA subscribers: click here or type in http://amzn.to/SxeSVD into your web browser to receive your free copy.

UK subscribers: click here or type in http://amzn.to/SxeYwp into your web browser to receive your free copy.

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Seven Free Kindle Books

Here are seven additional FREE Kindle books for you in the Amazon Kindle store: as of this posting, each of the books was free on the Amazon website but please make sure you check the pricing before you smack the “buy” button as the pricing can (and does) change at any time!

Past Suspicion by Therese Heckenkamp has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 21 customer reviews. I received a note from the author saying this book would be free through August 28th.

Category: Romance / Suspense / Religious Fiction

 

 

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

“Don’t trust anyone…” So whispers Robin’s mother just moments before she dies.

As this intriguing story of suspense unfolds, seventeen-year-old Robin is forced from her California home to live in Wisconsin with an uncle she never knew existed. Here in her mother’s hometown, Robin meets two young men and, while unraveling the secrets of her mother’s past, becomes involved in a treacherous plot, not realizing the importance of untangling her own life if she is to find a direction for her future. Feelings of betrayal and resentment burn strong. Robin’s heart becomes torn as she tries to figure out where she belongs and whom she can trust. Amidst an atmosphere of mystery, amongst the activities of small-town life, and while exploring an abandoned mansion, Robin not only searches for a treasure map, but—more importantly—discovers the far-reaching consequences of making the right or wrong decision.

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The Volunteer by Barbara Taylor Sissel has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 34 customer reviews. I received a note from the authors saying this book would be free through August 28th.

Category: Suspense / Mystery and Thrillers

 

 

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

In the fall of 1999, psychologist Sophia Beckman is compelled by the court to give testimony on behalf of a death row inmate that results in his sentence being overturned. Haunted by secrets from her past, she avoids the media spotlight as much as possible, but soon, other prisoners’ families come seeking her assistance. One family in particular, the wife, children, and brother of Jarrett Capshaw, is especially insistent. Forty-one days ago Jarrett’s request to die was granted by the State of Texas, and he became a dead man walking, a man they call a volunteer.

Jarrett’s crimes were unusual, involving the theft of precious Mayan antiquities. Murder was never part of the plan, but murder is what happened. He pulled the trigger, and as little as he feels prepared for it, as much as he struggles with matters of the soul, he’s ready to die. It is the only way his family and the families of his victims will be free to move on. While Jarrett labors to find the words to say good-bye to those he has loved, Sophia finds herself drawn into a relationship with his wife and oldest son. It is Jarrett’s family she can’t resist and there will be a price to pay. But not even Sophia could have foreseen the outcome when the brutal truth is exposed, the unalloyed facts that, incredibly, will deliver Jarrett’s fate straight into her hands.

The Volunteer is a story about families, how they are made, and how in one single, horrifying instant, they can be broken. It is a story about mothers and the lies they tell to protect their children, to keep them from being hurt. But what happens when the truth comes out anyway and nothing and no one is spared? Sometimes the truth has the power to break your heart, and in Sophia’s case it will also endanger her freedom and threaten everything she has ever believed about her life.

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The Widow’s Son by Bruce Robb Steinberg has received a perfect 5 out of 5 stars based on 46 customer reviews.

Category: Advice and How-To

 

 

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

The Widow’s Son was selected as a FirstNovelFest Grand Prize Winner –

Enjoy the music, politics, fashion, televison and movie fare of the 1960s. Did you know that 2 days before the blizzard of 1967 that brought the Midwest to a halt, it was a balmy 65 degrees? Or that Wild Thing by the Troggs kicked the Beatle’s Paperback Writer off the top of the pop charts? Or that Gomer Pyle USMC replaced the Dick Van Dyke Show? These details unique to 1966 and 1967 also include the Apollo 1 disaster, what young men did to avoid the draft and Vietnam, and President Johnson’s conclusion in 1966 that the Vietnam War had been as good as won. All of this incredible history, accurately researched and woven into this incredible story without a seam, presents a historic backdrop for a powerful tale of survival – and the detemination of a neighborhood filled with beloved nuts and bolts who go beyond the call to save a broken family. And it all begins with these words of a child’s lament – When I hear the news I want to jump on the dining room clock and make time go backwards . . .

Based on the real life loss of the author’s father, Bruce Steinberg brings his passionate tale home as told through the eyes of his oldest brother – a child on the cusp of manhood who does not easily take to wearing the crown of New Man of the House.

The moment 12-year-old Jeremy Rosenberg witnesses his father’s death, Jeremy loses the world he assumed would last forever. With a young brother expecting their father to yet come home, a sister blaming herself, and a mother falling toward isolation, Jeremy is sent fatherless into the world just as he enters adolescence. Beautifully and memorably set in mid-1960s Chicago suburbia, The Widow’s Son is launched on a devastating moment. But this tale of misguided efforts and accidental triumphs of children forced into adult emotions creates a humorous, poignant novel. The reader’s laughter and tears are sure to flow together to the last page as Jeremy battles to make his family into a family once again.

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Love Amid the Ashes by Mesu Andrews has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 59 customer reviews.

Category: Romance / Religious Fiction

 

 

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

Readers often think of Job sitting on the ash heap, his life in shambles. But how did he get there? What was Job’s life like before tragedy struck? What did he think as his world came crashing down around him? And what was life like after God restored his wealth, health, and family?Through painstaking research and a writer’s creative mind, Mesu Andrews weaves an emotional and stirring account of this well-known story told through the eyes of the women who loved him. Drawing together the account of Job with those of Esau’s tribe and Jacob’s daughter Dinah, Love Amid the Ashes breathes life, romance, and passion into the classic biblical story of suffering and steadfast faith.

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Cloak by James Gough has received a perfect 5 out of 5 stars based on 28 customer reviews.

Category: Children

 

 

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

Thirteen-year-old bubble boy Will Tuttle lives a boring, friendless life trapped in a sterile Bronxville mansion, suffering from mysterious allergies no doctor can explain. Fed up with his pointless existence he breaks free of his bubble to explore New York City, not expecting to return alive. Along the way, Will discovers that his myriad allergies have a single, bizarre source.
Suddenly Will is a target. When he’s chased through Central Park by a cloaked assailant, a misfit team of bodyguards shows up to keep Will Tuttle alive. . . . And teach him how to blend into a society that isn’t supposed to exist.

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Olga – A Daughter’s Tale by Marie Campbell has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 28 customer reviews.

Category: Historical Fiction

 

 

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

A new author’s first book written as the result of genealogical research into her mother’s past and her family. Based on a true story ‘Olga – A Daughter’s Tale’ is a family saga about love, heritage, culture, identity and belonging with an epic feel – from Jamaica to England amidst World War II.

Written in the form of diary entries and letters, it is about the cruelty, revenge and jealousy inflicted on an innocent young woman and about her moral courage, dignity, resilience and, in particular, love.

It is the story of a remarkable woman who, because of circumstances, made a choice which resulted in her losing contact with her beloved family in Jamaica until nearly half a century later when her daughter discovered her mother’s past.

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Making Sense of People: Decoding the Mysteries of Personality by Samuel Barondes has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 35 customer reviews.

Category: Advice and How-To / Science

 

 

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

Every day, we evaluate the people around us: It’s one of the most important things we ever do. Making Sense of People provides the scientific frameworks and tools we need to improve our intuition, and assess people more consciously, systematically, and effectively.
Leading neuroscientist Samuel H. Barondes explains the research behind each standard personality category: extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness. He shows readers how to use these traits and assessments to do a better job of deciding who they’ll enjoy spending time with, whom to trust, and whom to keep at a distance. Barondes explains:

  • What neuroscience and psychological research can tell us about how personality types develop and cohere.
  • The intertwined roles of genes, nurture, and education in personality development.
  • How to recognize troublesome personality patterns such as narcissism, sociopathy, and paranoia.
  • How much a child’s behavior predicts their adult personality, and how personality stabilizes in young adulthood.
  • How to assess integrity, fairness, wisdom, and other traits related to morality.
  • What genetic testing may (or may not) teach us about personality in the future.
  • General strategies for getting along with people, with specific tactics for special circumstances.

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Eight Free Books from Amazon Kindle Store

Here are eight more FREE Kindle books for you in the Amazon Kindle store: as of this posting, each of the books was free on the Amazon website but please make sure you check the pricing before you smack the “buy” button as the pricing can (and does) change at any time!

Ember by Madison Daniel has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 54 customer reviews.

Category: World Literature / Fantasy

 

 

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

A touch of fire. A soul lost to darkness .A longing to change the past.Max Valentine is 18, alone and has the power of a thousand suns at his fingertips. The crush of love will haunt him. The promise of normalcy will elude him. With a song in his heart and a guitar in his hand he will discover the painful truth……love never dies but it can kill.

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Just a Bunch of Crazy Ideas by Pardu Ponnapalli has received a perfect 5 out of 5 stars based on 42 customer reviews.

Category: Science

 

 

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

This is the 3rd edition of this book. The 3rd edition contains an additional chapter on Japan, the tsunami and nuclear reactor safety. This book is about thoughts and ideas on a wide range of subjects. The topics include building a space elevator, new approaches to space travel, Star Trek reboot themes, ideas for energy conservation, what to do about our federal debt, modifying the game of chess and others. The following provides a quick overview of the chapters. Note that a Spanish edition of this book is available at Amazon sites (Solo un monton de Ideas Locas) :

Chapter 1 Space Elevator
Chaper 2 Alternative Energies and Energy Conservation
Chapter 3 More Thoughts on Energy Conservation
Chapter 4 Gas Stations and filling up
Chapter 5 Luggage and Airplanes
Chapter 6 Thoughts on Chess
Chapter 7 Thoughts on Ice Hockey
Chapter 8 Thoughts on Cat Litter
Chapter 9 Our National Debt and Defecit
Chapter 10 I am overweight and so are most Americans
Chapter 11 Star Trek and Reboot
Chapter 12 Thoughts about Laptops
Chapter 13 Thoughts about Space Exploration
Chapter 14 Thoughts on the Stock Market
Chapter 15 Automatic Inform Systems for IT Workers
Chapter 16 Hikers who hurt themselves
Chapter 17 How to improve dishwashers

Chapter 18 Japan, the tsunami and nuclear reactor safety

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Bertha Size Your Life by Jane Carroll and Cynthia Dendy has received a perfect 5 out of 5 stars based on 7 customer reviews. I received a note from the author saying this book would be free through August 3rd.
Category: Non-Fiction

 

 

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

Bertha-Size Your Life! Is a book of personal transformation that reads like a series of entertaining and humorous stories. Bertha, a zany redhead, mysteriously appears in the narrator’s life during a walk in the park. Quicker than a man can hand off a baby with a dirty diaper, she has moved into the narrator’s empty nest and the fun begins.

You never know what Bertha will think up next from flying a hot air balloon to singing to her begonia, she’s always up to something. Bertha delights in standing on her soapbox while dispensing down-home wisdom and perky advice, explaining The Law of Attraction in a refreshing, humor-filled, practical way that has the reader going aha! instead of humph!

Throw in a conniving nemesis, an antagonistic cat, lime green spandex and high-heels and you’ve got a book that’s sure to tickle your funny bone and leave you wearing your thinking cap as you read and reread each vignette.

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Brother Half Angel by Martin Roth has received a perfect 5 out of 5 stars based on 13 customer reviews. I received a note from the author saying this book would be free through August 3rd.

Category: Mystery / Religious Fiction

 

 

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

In this book from Martin Roth’s series of international thrillers, Brother Half Angel is the leader of a secret new church military order, dedicated to helping Christians under attack around the world. He is sent to China, where an underground seminary is under siege from fanatical sword-wielding members of a local cult who still pay homage to the bloodthirsty extremists who tried to expel all foreigners from China in the nineteenth century.

But while under attack from external forces, the seminary has its own internal divisions. The director, Uncle Ling, a hero of the underground Chinese church, holds secrets that he cannot reveal. And now the tensions are threatening the marriage of idealistic young American missionaries Daniel and Jenny Westloke.

This gripping thriller offers relentless suspense while raising serious questions – how far can Christians go to defend themselves? When should they turn the other cheek? What happens when a Christian kills in self-defense? And should those who live by the sword really expect to die by the sword?

USA subscribers: click here or type in http://amzn.to/MRjdAy into your web browser to receive your free copy.

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The Last Elf by George P. Saunders has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 11 customer reviews. I received a note from the author saying this book would be free through August 2nd.
Category: Young Adult / Fantasy

 

 

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

The last elf is over one million years old. He has been awakened to the time of Today, for a great mission: to do battle with the evil Black Elf, with the help of three children and a cowardly beagle named Junkett.

Assisting the elf in his cause, is a wizard named Dellick, and an amazing creature the size of a dragon called a Bandanglesnort. Together, these odd individuals must transport themselves to Other World, where the Black Elf plots and plans to destroy our world forever.

Once in Other World, the last elf, Junket, and friends confront adventures and creatures unbelievable to sight and imagination. Jenny, a friendly ghost, and Therlock, a grumpy vampire, join the group, as they must all face giant brain-eating snakes, Demon Helpers to the Black Elf, goblins, and gigantic scorpions.

The clock is ticking against our heroes, for the Black Elf aims to murder all the children in Other World, and then target our world shortly thereafter. It is up to the last elf, Junkett and company to stop not only wholesale murder in Other World-but the destruction of Earth itself!

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Princess Charleston of the Isle of Palms by Kelly Sheehy DeGroot and Sara Japanwalla has received a perfect 5 out of 5 stars based on 6 customer reviews. I received a note from the author saying this book would be free through August 2nd.

Category: Children

 

 

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

Princess Charleston is a caring little girl who loves all of her friends in the land, air and sea. Sing with her as she helps to bring animals of the Isle of Palms to shelter during a scary thunderstorm.

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Duncan Delaney and the Cadillac of Doom by A.L. Haskett has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 57 customer reviews.

Category: Humor

 

 

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

Bill Fitzhugh, author of Radio Activity, Fender Benders, Pest Control (and others) described Duncan Delaney and the Cadillac of Doom best when he said: As God is my witness, ‘Duncan Delaney and the Cadillac of Doom’ is the first novel I’ve ever read where a frozen Cornish hen is used as a weapon. And that’s not the craziest part of the story. A.L. Haskett opens a can of worms by asking the age-old question: Where does a sensitive cowboy artist go to escape the clutches of his mother’s wealth so he can pursue his art in peace? Well, not Los Angeles, but Duncan Delaney doesn’t know this. Haunted by his father’s unfortunate death, Duncan is spurred to action by love and a lunatic Indian pal. Like so many who come to La La Land searching for a brighter future, Duncan finds himself on the seedy side of Hollywood trying in vain to dodge the Cadillac of Doom. A finely told cautionary tale for anyone fond of strippers, bikers, and art dealers.

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SEO Made Simple: Strategies for Dominating the World’s Largest Search Engine by Michael Fleischner has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 187 customer reviews.

Category: Advice and How-To

 

 

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

SEO Made Simple (second edition): Search Engine Optimization Strategies for Google Penguin, Google Panda, and recent updates to the Google algorithm, is a tell-all search engine optimization guide for anyone trying to reach the highly coveted #1 ranking on search engine results. Updated and expanded with the latest information on search engine optimization (SEO) and including more than 20 new pages of proven search engine optimization techniques. SEO Made Simple is today’s top-selling search engine optimization guide.

Learn from leading Webmaster, Michael H. Fleischner, the specific SEO techniques that deliver top rankings in less than 30 days. Whether you’re a search engine optimization expert or new to website rankings, the techniques revealed in SEO Made Simple will give you everything you need to dominate Google and other leading search engines. Generate tons of traffic to your website absolutely FREE with top search engine placement on Google, Yahoo! and Bing.

SEO Made Simple has helped more individuals than another other search engine optimization guide ever printed to achieve top rankings for even the most competitive keywords. This guide has been updated with the latest SEO advice on social media, Google Places, and even a step-by-step link building process that has already produced top results for some of the most sought after keywords.

If you are looking for a guide that provides the information you need to achieve top rankings, without all of the useless fluff, this is it. SEO Made Simple is the only resource on search engine optimization that you’ll ever need. Learn the techniques that have a direct and significant impact on your website’s ranking. This book is ranked #1 for a reason. Read our reviews and see for yourself why SEO Made Simple is your most important resource for acquiring top search engine rankings.

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Three Free Books from Amazon Kindle Store

If everything goes as planned, while I am on vacation this should post fairly early Saturday morning…

Here are three free kindle books for you in the Amazon Kindle store: as of this posting, each of the books was free on the Amazon website but please make sure you check the pricing before you smack the “buy” button as the pricing can (and does) change at any time!

Pittsbon the Sailboat by M. Phillip Roth has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 3 customer reviews.  I received a note from the author saying this book would be free through July 8th.

Category: Children / Science

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

Join Pittsbon the Sailboat on his sea sailing adventure for kids! A mighty wind blows Pittsbon from his home harbor. Can Pittsbon learn how to use his sails to find his way home? Read about his wonderful adventure as he learns about the ocean and finds new friends! Colorful illustrations and kid-friendly text provide a wonderful reading experience for parents and kids.

If your kids like ‘Scuffy the Tugboat and His Adventures Down the River’ by Gertrude Crampton and Tibor Gergely, they’re sure to enjoy ‘Pittsbon the Sailboat’ as well!

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Young Moon by H.S. St. Ours has received a perfect 5 out of 5 stars based on 9 customer reviews.  I received a note from the author saying this book would be free for today only.

Category: Young Adult / Science Fiction

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

Young Moon’s father was Chinese on his mother’s side, and he could go on and on talking about the miraculous accomplishments of the great Chinese people.

He said more than once that they were among the most blessed and privileged of nations. After all, they had dozens of astronauts — yuhangyuans — in orbit and on the Moon, and there was a small base on Mars, too, being built by robots. Even bigger stations — the ring cities — were planned.

Young Moon used to get uncomfortable and wished he would lower his voice. Their walls were thin in Wonsan and school taught her that this kind of talk was treason. Teacher said the Dear Leader would know if you didn’t pay proper respect to the glories of the Homeland, and he could get very cross with you if he found out. Every screen was two-way and you never knew if someone was watching.

All she wanted was to be left alone to talk to the visions in her drawings — visions that came to warn her of impending danger. But a chance word spoken by an angry classmate would force Young Moon’s family to flee North Korea for China, where she would witness her father set in motion a world-shaking disaster of epic proportions.

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Suburban Task Force by Addison Towne has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 29 customer reviews.  I received a note from the author saying this book would be free through July 8th.

Category: Comedy

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

Suburban Task Force is a humor filled, high octane, action-comedy.  It follows Jade Lydell, who at thirty one finds herself living the surreal life of a married suburbanite.  Her simple, and now materialistic days are busy with shopping, drinking and playing with couples that live the same high-end lifestyle.   

It takes a home invasion scare and a co-workers brutal mugging to wake Jade from her suburban slumber.  The adventure begins when she and her two best friends forgo an uplifting spa retreat for an intense tactical, gun and self defense weekend, all without their husbands’ knowledge.

Upon their return, feeling rejuvenated and proud, the women try to re-adapt to their suburban lifestyles.   Not so easy when you have to attend a VIP party on Catalina Island with the who’s who of Hollywood and Politics.  Without warning, the island is taken hostage by a rogue terrorist group.  With the men and women separated, and all outside communication cut off, Jade and her friends feel their only hope is to use their combined talents and outlandish movie knowledge to outsmart their captors.

Comedy and daring action ensue as the three women, with one weekend of self defense training, try to lead an all out attack against those holding their loved ones hostage.
If you are a fan of the Stephanie Plum series or enjoy a light, laugh out loud read this is the book for you!

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The Bee Book for Beginners – Free from Amazon Kindle Store

The Bee Book for Beginners: An Apiculture Starter or How to be a Backyard Beekeeper and Harvest Honey from Your Own Bee Hives by Frank Randall is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received a perfect 5 out of 5 stars based on 7 customer reviews.  You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/wb6T2H into your computer’s web browser.

Category: Science

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

The #1 Amazon Bestseller in both featured categories, ‘Entomology’ and ‘Insects & Spiders’

Hello!
Thank you for taking the time to look at my book.

If you have a taste for honey or an adventurous side, maybe you have thought of becoming a beekeeper. What would you really be in for, though? Is it really a job, or is it a fun way to get your own honey? Well, it’s really both.

Being a beekeeper is a lot of work, but it also has a lot of benefits. Anyone can do it, as long as they know to be prepared. You can’t just wake up one day and decided to be a beekeeper and start immediately without knowing what you are doing.

That’s why I have written this book. Within its pages, you will find out what tools you need to be a beekeeper, what to expect from your hive, how to harvest your honey and how to protect the hive from various problems and invaders. I’ll teach you what types of bees are best to keep, the jobs of each bee in the hive, how to choose and position your hives and more.
Apiculture is complicated and very involving on even the smallest scale. But it is incredibly rewarding and can be a unique part of you life, as well as a beneficial influence to the environment, both locally and globally.

Oh, eating the honey from your very own hive is rather wonderful too!

When I started keeping bees, I spent a lot of time and money on a lot of books before I was sure that apiculture was going to be a part of my life.

This easy to read, beginners book, summarizes the essential information I have learned over the years, and is written to help you decide if beekeeping will fit into your life.

Best wishes,

Frank

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