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The Last Letter by Kathleen Shoop (4.5 out of 5 stars) is currently only 99 Cents for the Kindle and Nook!
Katherine wouldn’t have believed it if she hadn’t found the letter…
Katherine Arthur’s mother arrives on her doorstep, dying, forcing her to relive a past she wanted to forget. When Katherine was young, the Arthur family had been affluent city dwellers until shame sent them running for the prairie, into the unknown. Taking her family, including young Katherine, to live off the land was the last thing Jeanie Arthur had wanted, but she would do her best to make a go of it. For Jeanie’s husband Frank it had been a world of opportunity. Dreaming, lazy Frank. But, it was a society of uncertainty – a domain of natural disasters, temptation, hatred, even death.
Ten-year-old Katherine had loved her mother fiercely, put her trust in her completely, but when there was no other choice, and Jeanie resorted to extreme measures on the prairie to save her family, she tore Katherine’s world apart. Now, seventeen years later, and far from the homestead, Katherine has found the truth – she has discovered the last letter. After years of anger, can Katherine find it in her heart to understand why her mother made the decisions that changed them all? Can she forgive and finally begin to heal before it’s too late?
Advice & How-to, Nonfiction
25 Days to Better Thinking and Better Living by Richard W. Paul, and Linda Elder (4.3 out of 5 stars) is currently available as a FREE eBook for Kindle!
You are what you think! Take control of your thinking…and start living life to the fullest! In just 25 days, you can discover how to cut through lies, gain insight, and make smarter choices in every area of your life – from work and money to your intimate relationships. Discover how to overcome bad thinking habits caused by self-delusion or out-of-control emotions… clarify what you really want… recognize what you don’t know. Ask the right questions… resist brainwashing, manipulation, and hypocrisy… Avoid worrying, conformism, and blame!
25 powerful ways to improve your thinking-and make smarter, better decisions.
Stop deceiving yourself: Overcome built-in self-delusion, wishful thinking, and worrying.
Use better thinking to make better decisions at work, at home, and throughout your life.
Critically evaluate what you’re told by advertisers, politicians, your boss…even your family!
Quick, practical, easy to use! Includes daily/weekly action plans, progress notes, and more.
Sons and Princes by James Lepore (4.4 out of 5 stars) is currently available as a FREE eBook for Kindle and Nook.
Chris Massi has been running from his world his entire life. The son of a Mafia assassin and the former son-in-law of a mob kingpin, Massi has tried to stay on the right side of the law, building a prestigious career as an attorney, and insulating his children as much as possible. But now a series of tragedies have left him without a law license and without several of his loved ones. And at the same time, his teenaged son is beginning to gravitate toward the gangster world Chris has tried so hard to protect him from.
Michele Mathias has been running away from her life for more than a decade. Once a promising young woman with a future, she’s now a drug addicted street player living with the knowledge that her daughter – the only bright thing in her life – was taken away from her. When her roommate is murdered in a mob-related hit, her life intersects with Chris’s life – and their worlds change forever.
For Chris, a showdown is coming. The only way for him to save his son and regain his future is to face – and maybe even embrace – the demon he’s always avoided. For Michele, her last chance at redemption has arrived. How their journeys collide with the dark New York underworld is the stuff of the kind of suspenseful, passionate drama we’ve come to expect from James LePore.
Christian Living, Nonfiction
Ten Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual Health by Donald S Whitney (4.1 out of 5 stars) is currently available as a FREE eBook for Kindle.
Are you spiritually healthy, or just spiritually busy? If you’re like many Christians who desire a deeper walk with Christ, you’re probably pursuing activities geared to help you grow. But you may wonder if you’re really making progress. You’re spiritually active, but are you spiritually healthy? Would Jesus look at your endeavors (prayer, church attendance, evangelism, Bible study, etc.) and pronounce you spiritually fit? Or does He have an altogether different set of criteria by which He measures your spiritual well-being? Best-selling author Don Whitney (Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life) is no stranger to activities and disciplines designed to move believers toward a deeper relationship with Jesus. But the ten probing questions Whitney poses in this book will help you look beyond your spiritual activity to assess the true state of your spiritual health. His questions cut to the heart of the matter: Is your character becoming more like Christ’s? Are you spiritually healthy, or just spiritually busy? Don Whitney will help you ask yourself the right questions for evaluating your growth in the areas that really matter.
Even You Can Learn Statistics by David M. Levine, and David F. Stephan is currently available as a FREE eBook for the Kindle and Nook!
The Completely Updated Guide for Everyone Who’s Ever Been Afraid of Statistics!
The easy, practical, up-to-date introduction to statistics-for everyone! Thought you couldn’t learn statistics? You can – and you will! One easy step at a time, this fully updated book teaches you all the statistical techniques you’ll need for finance, quality, marketing, the social sciences, or anything else! Simple jargon-free explanations help you understand every technique. Practical examples and worked-out problems give you hands-on practice. Special sections present detailed instructions for developing statistical answers, using spreadsheet programs or any TI-83/TI-84 compatible calculator. This edition delivers new examples, more detailed problems and sample solutions, plus an all-new chapter on powerful multiple regression techniques.
Hate math? No sweat. You’ll be amazed at how little you need. Like math? Optional “Equation Blackboard” sections reveal the mathematical foundations of statistics right before your eyes!
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Historical Romance, Romance
Heart of Gold by Lacy Williams (4.7 out of 5 stars) is currently available as a FREE eBook for the Kindle!
Ranch foreman Charlie Welch suspects his boss’s daughter has returned home with purely selfish motives – she wants money. After being estranged from her father for years, Opal Bright hopes her homecoming will result in both reconciliation and a solution to help the orphanage she sponsors back home in Omaha.
When Charlie and Opal find themselves mixed up with a ragtag group of bandits and trapped in an abandoned gold mine, they must risk everything to survive… including their hearts.
Science Fiction, Technothriller, Thriller
The Venom of Vipers by K.C. May (4.7 out of 5 stars) is currently available as a FREE eBook for the Kindle!
In a future where humans teeter on the brink of extinction, hope lies in the genetic experiments of Katie Marsh. A brilliant young scientist, Katie is hard at work perfecting a new species of humanoid resistant to the devastating virus afflicting mankind. But not everyone wants Katie to succeed. Certainly not the Human Purification Initiative, whose members seek to destroy all that Katie and her colleagues have accomplished.
Confined to the lab that created him, Ryder Stone wants to live as a free man. But Ryder, whose unique physiology may provide the cure for this viral malady, must tread lightly, for in his world, friends can sometimes be foes, and the helping hand of people close to him may very well turn out to be… the venom of vipers.
Modern Day Drifter by Jessica Tate (3.8 out of 5 stars) is currently available as a FREE eBook for the Kindle and Nook!
Jake Shepherd is a man with a past he would like to erase. Fresh out of prison, he lands in Phelps, Texas, a town so small it isn’t much more than a wide spot in the road. Desperate to start a new life, he takes a job as a ranch hand and finds that ranch life is something he is good at, and soon he gains a spot on the rodeo team.
Despite extreme warnings from other ranch hands, Jake becomes interested in Annie Smithson, the ranch owner’s daughter. Annie is beautiful, sweet, and a star barrel racer. From the moment Jake meets her, he knows she is too good for him. Jake’s main goal after being paroled was to prove he was a better man. Finding love was the last thing on his mind. After falling for Annie, he lives in constant fear that his past will be revealed and he will be exiled from the ranch forever, being shunned from a life he is beginning to love, away from the first woman he ever cared for. A major accident tests his life, love, and friendships with many people he has come to know.
Clouded Rainbow by Jonathan Sturak (3.5 out of 5 stars) is currently available as a FREE eBook for Kindle and Nook!
Roger Belkin, an educated businessman and devoted husband, takes the love of his life, Lois, out for a night of intimacy in the sprawling city. On their return home, a mysterious rainstorm devours their vehicle and inflames a horrific multi-car accident, which tears the couple apart.
Alone, destitute, and disoriented, Roger battles the city’s shadows, the trigger-happy police, and his own tragic flaws to find his lost wife.
Historical Romance, Romance
Her Master’s Touch by Patricia Watters (4.0 out of 5 stars) is currently available as a FREE eBook for the Kindle!
She’s the mystery debutante of the season, who arrived on the London scene as if from out of nowhere. But Lord Damon Ravencroft knows her dark secret. Two years before, when she was roaming with Gypsies and living by her wits in India, he’d hired her as a housemaid in his manor house, and she stole from him a rare and valuable opal once belonging to Empress Josephine. Damon intends to be compensated for its loss, which set him back years in his quest to prove his innocence in a crime he’s accused of committing. The sizable dowry that comes with Lady Elizabeth Sheffield’s hand in marriage is a start. It’s also his price to keep her secret from all of London. But there’s more to the marriage of convenience that Damon proposes than Elizabeth had anticipated, but by the time she learns what it is, she’s already Lady Damon Ravencroft, and she’s trapped in a marriage with a man who both stirs her passions and fuels her resentment toward the man she was forced to wed.
A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow (3.9 out of 5 stars) is currently available as a FREE eBook for the Kindle!
Somewhere in the hinterlands of Alaska, among the millions of sprawling acres that comprise “The Park,” a young National Park Ranger has gone missing. When the detective sent after him also vanishes, the Anchorage DA’s department must turn to their reluctant former investigator, Kate Shugak. Shugak knows The Park because she’s of The Park, an Aleut who left her home village of Niniltna to pursue education, a career, and the righting of wrongs. Kate’s search for the missing men will take her from self-imposed exile back to a life she’d left behind, and face-to-face with people and problems she’d hoped never to confront again.
Fantasy, Young Adult
The Strange Case of Finley Jayne by Kady Cross (4.2 out of 5 stars) is currently available as a FREE eBook for the Kindle and Nook!
Finley Jayne knows she’s not ‘normal’. Normal girls don’t lose time, or have something inside them that makes them capable of remarkably violent things. Her behavior has already cost her one job, so when she’s offered the lofty position of companion to Phoebe, a debutante recently engaged to Lord Vincent, she accepts, despite having no experience. Lord Vincent is a man of science with his automatons and inventions, but Finley is suspicious of his motives where Phoebe is concerned. She will do anything to protect her new friend, but what she discovers is even more monstrous than anything she could have imagined…
An ebook exclusive prequel to The Steampunk Chronicles.
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Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction
Pompeii: City on Fire by T.L. Higley (4.5 out of 5 stars) is currently available as a FREE eBook for Kindle and Nook!
Pompeii, a city that’s many things to many people. For Cato, it’s the perfect escape from a failed political career in Rome. A place to start again, become a winemaker. But when a corrupt politician wrongfully jails Cato’s sister, he must oust the man from power to save her.
For Ariella, Pompeii is a means to an end. As a young Jew, she escaped the fall of Jerusalem only to endure slavery to a cruel Roman general. She ends up in Pompeii, disguised as a young man and sold into a gladiator troupe. Her anger fuels her to fight well, hoping to win the arena crowds and reveal her gender at the perfect time. Perhaps then she will win true freedom.
But evil creeps through the streets of Pompeii. Political corruption, religious persecution, and family peril threaten to destroy Ariella and Cato, who are thrown together in the battle to survive. As Vesuvius churns with deadly intent, the two must bridge their differences to save the lives of those they love, before the fiery ash buries Pompeii, leaving the city lost to the world.
Mystery, Paranormal, Vampires
Moon Dance by J.R. Rain (4.2 out of 5 stars) is currently available as a FREE eBook for the Kindle!
Mother, wife, private investigator…vampire.
Six years ago federal agent Samantha Moon was the perfect wife and mother, your typical soccer mom with the minivan and suburban home. Then the unthinkable happens, an attack that changes her life forever. And forever is a very long time for a vampire. Now the world at large thinks Samantha has developed a rare skin disease, a disease which forces her to quit her day job and stay out of the light of the sun. Now working the night shift as a private investigator, Samantha is hired by Kingsley Fulcrum to investigate the murder attempt on his life, a horrific scene captured on TV and seen around the country. But as the case unfolds, Samantha discovers Kingsley isn’t exactly what he appears to be; after all, there is a reason why he survived five shots to the head.
Romance, Short Story
The Practice Date by Victorine E. Lieske (4.7 out of 5 stars) is currently available as a FREE eBook (Short Story) for Kindle and Nook!
Jane’s been in love with her best friend Lance since they were kids. Best friend, that is, until he ditched her for the more popular crowd. What’s a computer nerd doing spending time with jocks anyway?
When he asks her for help getting a date to the prom with the most popular girl in school she almost tells him to take a flying leap. But she’d be spending time with him, teaching him to dance and he’d be holding her…that sounded like heaven.
So she says yes.
But how much practice can her heart take?
The Practice Date is a novelette, 11,000 words, 50 pages in paperback.
The Abandoned Edge of Avalon by Eden Tyler (4.4 out of 5 stars) is currently available as a FREE eBook for Kindle and Nook!
Not once in twenty-four years has Alexis slept a dreamless night. She used to relish the visions, but lately they’ve grown dangerous. Darkness is invading her days, showing the true nature of her existence.
After a nightmare occurs while she’s not sleeping, she discovers much about her past. Her real mother was killed the day she gave birth, leaving Alexis a faery changeling. Now the murderous evil is on the loose and stalking Alexis, desperate for her soul.
A simple bedtime verse holds the key to her life and safety, as well as the lives of many other fae. With only strangers to depend on—one being a depraved faery whom she can’t help but fall for—Alexis’ emotions become stuck in overdrive.
Not even her wildest dreams could have prepared her for this chaos. But that’s exactly where she must delve, back into dreams, to steal and sacrifice. This, according to the prophetic rhyme. Alexis’ strength must lead her toward the greater good. She’s in a race against fate, evil, & time … and doesn’t have a clue if she can actually win.
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The Amulet by Alison Pensy (4.5 out of 5 stars) is currently available as a FREE eBook for Kindle and Nook!
To seventeen-year-old Faedra, faeries were nothing more than the figurines she collected and displayed in her curio cabinet. She was in for the surprise of her life.
Faedra had no idea that faeries controlled nature, and with a book no less. Nor did she know that her descendants had protected an ancient fae amulet for thousands of years. An amulet that if ever was reunited with the book would give the wearer power to control the weather, too. She didn’t know all this because the one person to teach her died when she was just six years old. Well, now it was time for her to find out…
A letter from the grave reveals her true identity the day of her eighteenth birthday. But she barely has time to digest the revelation when she is plunged into a fight for her life and that of mankind.
Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction
Everything Is Wrong with Me by Jason Mulgrew (4.3 out of 5 stars) is currently only 99 Cents for the Kindle and Nook, 93% off the list price!
A memoir of startling insight, divine comedy, and irreversible, unconscionable stupidity.
Fans of Jason Mulgrew’s wildly popular blog know that everything really is wrong with him. The product of a raucous, not-just-semi-but-fully-dysfunctional Philadelphia family, Jason has seen it all – from Little League games of unspeakable horror to citywide parades ending in stab wounds; from hard-partying longshoremen fathers to feathered-hair, no-nonsense, kindhearted mothers; and from conscience-crippling Catholic dogmas to the equally confounding religion of women. With chapter titles like “My Bird: Inadequacy and Redemption” (no, he is not referring to a parakeet) and “On the Relationship Between Genetics and Hustling,” Everything Is Wrong with Me proves that, as Jason puts it, “writing is a fantastical exercise in manic depression”—but he never fails to ensure that laughter is part of the routine.
With echoes of Jean Shepherd transplanted to Philly in the eighties and nineties, this book is a must-read for every person who looks back wistfully on his or her childhood and family and wonders, “What were we thinking?”
Advice & How-to, Nonfiction
Stress proof your life by Elisabeth Wilson (3.9 out of 5 stars) is currently available as a FREE eBook for Kindle!
Elisabeth Wilson looks at the sources of stress – occupational, genetic and environmental – and reveals 52 brilliant techniques for creating a stress-free zone. When your batteries are blown and burnout is imminent these top tips can help you regain control.
Bouquet of Flowers in a Vase, by Van Gogh by Douglas Smith (5.0 out of 5 stars) is currently available as a FREE eBook!
Maroch, an expert in remote viewing and an ex-agent of the ‘Company,’ reluctantly agrees to coach a beautiful young woman “viewer,” who bears an uncanny resemblance to his dead wife, in a scheme to locate lost paintings by Vincent van Gogh, setting off a chain of events that may alter the past and destroy both their lives.
Bouquet of Flowers in a Vase, by Van Gogh was a 2009 Aurora Award Finalist.
Nonfiction, Pixel Pick, Reference, Writing
Let’s Get Digital by David Gaughran (4.9 out of 5 stars) David Gaughran has graciously made this book available as a PDF available to download from his blog, for FREE! The current Kindle price is $2.99 Let’s Get Digital
A Note from the Editor: After reading this book recently, I must say, it should be THE starting point for anyone considering Self-Publishing today. This book is a Pixel Pick, and should be considered Required Reading for any “Indie” author.
“You won’t make any money from self-publishing.”
The internet has revolutionized every business it has come into contact with, and publishing is no different.
For the first time, these changes are handing power back to the writer. It’s up to YOU if you want to profit from them.
Let’s Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should.
This guide contains over 60,000 words of essays, articles, and how-to guides, as well as contributions from 33 bestselling indie authors including J Carson Black, Bob Mayer, Victorine Lieske, Mark Edwards, and many more.
It covers everything from how the disruptive power of the internet has changed the publishing business forever to the opportunities this has created for writers. It gives you practical advice on editing, cover design, formatting, and pricing. And it reveals marketing tips from blogging and social networking right through to competitions, discounts, reviews, and giveaways.
If you are considering self-publishing, if you need to breathe life into your flagging sales, or if you want to understand why it’s a great time to be a writer, Let’s Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should will explain it all.
Late Rain by Lynn Kostoff (4.8 out of 5 stars) is currently available as a FREE eBook for the Kindle!
Corrine Tedros is a Lady Macbeth wannabe who sets in motion the murder of her uncle-in-law (a soft-drink mogul), and things go awry when the murder is witnessed by a senior citizen in the late stages of Alzheimers.
The Awakened by Jason Tesar (4.6 out of 5 stars) is currently available as a FREE eBook for the Kindle and Nook!
The physical dimension is fractured. What remain now are numerous fragmented worlds moving simultaneously through time, sharing a common history, connected only by a guarded portal. On a parallel earth, in the city of Bastul, Colonel Adair Lorus disappears while investigating the death of an informant, triggering a series of events which will tear his family apart and set in motion the resolution of an ancient struggle.
Kael, sentenced to death after rising up against the cruel leadership of his new step-father, is rescued from prison and trained in the arts of war by a mystical order of clerics. Excelling in every aspect of his training, Kael inwardly struggles to give himself fully to the methods of his new family, or the god they worship.
Maeryn, bitter over the disappearance of her husband and supposed execution of her son, fears for her life at the hands of her newly appointed husband. Finding comfort and purpose in her unborn child, she determines to undermine his authority by reaching out to an underground social movement known as the Resistance. After being forced from his home, Kael’s former mentor, Saba, uncovers a clue to Adair’s disappearance. Sensing a connection to his own forgotten past, Saba begins an investigation which leads to the discovery of a secret military organization operating within the Orudan Empire.
Until Proven Guilty by J. A. Jance (4.0 out of 5 stars) is currently only 99 Cents for the Kindle and Nook, 88% off the list price!
The little girl was only five, much too young to die – a lost treasure who should have been cherished, not murdered. She could have been J.P. Beaumont’s kid, and the determined Seattle homicide detective won’t rest until her killer pays dearly. But the hunt is leading Beaumont into a murky world of religious fanaticism, and toward a beautiful, perilous obsession all his own. And suddenly Beau himself is a target – because faith can be dangerous… and love can kill.
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\"Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.\"
~ Napoleon Bonaparte