Free Books 11-03-12: Historical Fiction and Science Fiction

SIkander

By M. Salahuddin Khan / Genre: Historical Fiction / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

SIkander

SIkander is the tale of the son of a Pakistani middle-class family. It’s 1986. Seventeen-year-old Sikander, dreams of studying and living in America, but after a family quarrel, he leaves his Peshawar, Pakistan home. Encountering mujahideen warriors, he joins them in their fight against the occupying Soviets in neighboring Afghanistan. American assistance is stepped up with advanced weapons, like the Stinger missile, and the mujahideen are able to neutralize the Soviet military advantage. After just two years following Sikander’s arrival, a Soviet withdrawal begins. Amid the turmoil, Sikander finds love and marries a young, sharp-witted Afghan village girl. With the fighting all but over, the couple decide to move to Sikander’s Pakistan home where he hopes to reconcile with his family. But his dream of living in America endures. It’s a dream that is shattered in the aftermath of 9/11 and in seeking to help his Afghan relatives, Sikander, now a successful entrepreneur, finds himself on an unavoidable collision course with the America of his dreams.

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Year of the Dead

By Jack J. Lee / Genre: Horror, Science Fiction / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars

Year of the Dead

An advanced alien civilization sends out probes to study and preserve different planetary cultures and biospheres. A probe evaluates Earth and determines that humanity is headed toward extinction due to self-inflicted environmental degradation. In order to make Earth sustainable and to save humanity, the probe decides that Earth’s population must be radically reduced.

The probe is programmed with prime directives that force it to make all interventions culturally appropriate. Since pop culture is full of movies describing the end of the world by zombies and vampires, the probe manufactures viruses that create an outbreak of these creatures. Ninety-eight percent of humanity is wiped out by culturally-sensitive environmentalist aliens who are here to save us.

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Free Kindle Books 11-02-12

Courting Morrow Little

By Laura Frantz / Genre: Romance, Religious Fiction / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars

Courting Morrow Little

Morrow Little is haunted by the memory of the day her family was torn apart by raiding Shawnee warriors. Now that she is nearly a grown woman and her father is ailing, she must make difficult choices about the future. Several men–ranging from the undesired to the unthinkable–vie for her attentions, but she finds herself inexplicably drawn to a forbidden love that both terrifies and intrigues her. Can she betray the memory of her lost loved ones–and garner suspicion from her friends–by pursuing a life with him? Or should she seal her own misery by marrying a man she doesn’t love?

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A Tailor-Made Bride

By Karen Witemeyer / Genre: Religious Fiction / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars

A Tailor-Made Bride

Jericho “J.T.” Tucker wants nothing to do with Coventry, Texas’s new dressmaker. He’s all too familiar with her kind–shallow women more devoted to fashion than true beauty. Yet, except for her well-tailored clothing, this seamstress is not at all what he expected.
Hannah Richards is confounded by the man who runs the livery. The unsmiling fellow riles her with his arrogant assumptions and gruff manner while at the same time stirring her heart with unexpected acts of kindness. Which side of Jericho Tucker reflects the real man?
When Hannah decides to help Jericho’s sister catch a beau–leading to uproarious consequences for the whole town–will Jericho and Hannah find a way to bridge the gap between them?

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Yellow Crocus

By Laila Ibrahim / Genre: Historical Fiction / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars

Yellow Crocus

In 1837, Lisbeth Wainwright is born to the white mistress of a sprawling Virginia plantation. Seconds later, she is delivered into the arms of her black wet nurse, Mattie. For a field hand like Mattie, her transfer to the big house is supposed to be considered an honor—except that the move tears Mattie away from her beloved grandfather and her infant son, Samuel. But Mattie is a slave, with no say in the matter, and so she devotes herself to her master’s daughter, though she longs to be raising her own child. Growing up under Mattie’s tender care, little Lisbeth adopts the woman’s deep-seated faith in God, her love of music and black-eyed peas, and the tradition of hunting for yellow crocuses in the early days of spring.

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Exiled

By M.R. Merrick / Genre: Fantasy / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars

Revised

Chase Williams is a demon hunter in the Circle, or at least he was supposed to be. On his fifteenth birthday, Chase stepped up to the altar to claim his elemental power, but it never came. Elemental magic is passed down to a hunter through the bloodline, but on Chase’s birthday, the bloodline stopped.

Exiled without the Circle’s protection, Chase has spent two years trying to survive a world riddled with half-demons and magic. When he has a run in with a frightened and seemingly innocent demon, he learns the Circle’s agenda has changed: the Circle plans to unlock a portal and unleash pure-blood demons into the world.

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Coming Home

By Laurie Breton / Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars

Coming Home

The year is 1974, and aspiring songwriter Casey Bradley is just eighteen years old when handsome, charismatic singer Danny Fiore sweeps into her life and turns it upside down. The first time she looks into Danny’s turbulent blue eyes, Casey is ready to toss aside her entire future for a man who will almost certainly break her heart.

Together with guitar wizard Rob MacKenzie, Casey writes the songs that catapult Danny to a fame beyond their wildest imaginings. But life with Danny isn’t what she expected. The road to success is loaded with land mines, and rivers of darkness flow through her troubled marriage. Every time Danny breaks her heart, it’s Rob who picks her up, dusts her off, and glues the pieces back together.

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Free Kindle Books 11-01-12: Religious Fiction, Science Fiction, Adventure, Mystery & Thrillers

The Apothecary’s Daughter

By Julie Klassen / Genre: Religious Fiction / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars

The Apothecary's Daughter

Lillian Haswell, brilliant daughter of the local apothecary, yearns for more adventure and experience than life in her father’s shop and their small village provides. She also longs to know the truth behind her mother’s disappearance, which villagers whisper about but her father refuses to discuss. Opportunity comes when a distant aunt offers to educate her as a lady in London. Exposed to fashionable society and romance–as well as clues about her mother–Lilly is torn when she is summoned back to her ailing father’s bedside. Women are forbidden to work as apothecaries, so to save the family legacy, Lilly will have to make it appear as if her father is still making all the diagnoses and decisions. But the suspicious eyes of a scholarly physician and a competing apothecary are upon her. As they vie for village prominence, three men also vie for Lilly’s heart.

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A Larger Universe

By James Gillaspy / Genre: Science Fiction / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars

A Larger Universe

The broadcast interview of a young computer prodigy attracts the attention of aliens aboard an interstellar trading ship. The kidnapping of Tommy (and his cat) begins an adventure among the stars, a coming of age story entangled with computers, faster-than-light travel, a dying civilization, and an ancient evil.

On board the five-thousand-meter starship, he meets a crew of humans, descended from peasants, priests, and soldiers taken from Earth a thousand years before. He soon learns that all are slaves to the seldom-seen aliens inhabiting the upper third of the ship. His first months are spent in mindless work that he later learns is meant to domesticate his “feral” nature.

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Scared: A Novel on the Edge of the World

By Tom Davis / Genre: Fiction / Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

Revised

Stuart Daniels has hit bottom. Once a celebrated and award-winning photojournalist, he is reeling from debt, a broken marriage, and crippling depression. The source of Stuart’s grief is his most famous photo, a snapshot of brutality in the dangerous Congo. A haunting image that indicts him as a passive witness to gross injustice.

Stuart is given a one last chance to redeem his career: A make-or-break assignment covering the AIDS crisis in a small African country. It is here that Stuart meets Adanna, a young orphan fighting for survival in a community ravaged by tragedy and disease. But in the face of overwhelming odds, Adanna finds hope in a special dream, where she is visited by an illuminated man and given a precious gift.

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A Distant Eden

By Lloyd Tackitt / Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars

A Distant Eden

December 2012, a massive solar storm knocks out the power grid. Three hundred million Americans are suddenly faced with a survival situation. They have no water, electricity or fuel. Food rapidly disappears from the store shelves, not to be replaced. Only three percent will survive. Those three percent will have much in common. What does it take to be one of them?

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The Accidental Anarchist

By Bryna Kranzler / Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, History / Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

The Accidental Anarchist

By the time he was twenty-five years old, Jacob Marateck had been a Jewish officer in the notoriously anti-Semitic Russian army during the Russo-Japanese War, a revolutionary who sought to overthrow the Czar, and sentenced to death three times. After avoiding the firing squad for the final, unlikely time, he escaped from a Siberian forced labor camp with Warsaw’s colorful “King of Thieves.” Together, the two struggled to survive and obtain false papers to travel home while avoiding the Secret Police. Told from Marateck’s uniquely humorous perspective, The Accidental Anarchist is the remarkable, true story of an ordinary man made extraordinary by participating in the history-making events of the 1900s in Russia and Poland. Throughout all the hardships he endured, he never lost his optimism, which was key to his survival.

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Free eBooks and Novels 10-31-12

We All Married Idiots: Three Things You Will Never Change About Your Marriage And Ten Things You Can

By Elaine W. Miller / Genre: Advice & How-to, Marriage / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars

We All Married Idiots: Three Things You Will Never Change About Your Marriage And Ten Things You Can

I married an idiot–and so did my spouse. The word, “idiot” is derived from the Greek word meaning “common man.” Aren’t we all common man? In fact, there is only One who was uncommon man–Jesus Christ. Elaine W. Miller encourages couples to keep their eyes fixed on Jesus and run a marriage marathon like an idiot, but not like a fool. An idiot may stumble or fall, but a fool runs the wrong way.

We All Married Idiots teaches husbands and wives to stop concentrating on the three things you will never change in your marriage and begin focusing on the ten things you can. Then, you will esteem your mate as a gift to treasure, not as an idiot to tolerate.

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Easter’s Lilly

By Judy Serrano / Genre: Romance / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars

Easter's Lilly

It was Easter Sunday; the day Lilly’s life went from safe and comfortable to dangerously unfamiliar. Her transformation takes her from a small town girl having an affair with a low ranked gangster in the Montiago crime syndicate, to a woman of grace and fortitude married to the head of the organization. Easter’s Lilly is an inspired journey from the idyllic to the darker side of self-discovery. Read as the over-privileged brothers embark on their journey that twists and turns down the road of unbridled passion in this first book of the series.

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I’ll Watch the Moon

By Ann Tatlock / Genre: Religious Fiction / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars

I'll Watch the Moon

I’ll Watch the Moon is the story of Catherine Tierney, angry at a God whom she no longer believes exists, and her painful journey back to faith. It is also the story of her friendship with Josef Karski, who teaches her how to trust in God as he reveals his own story of surviving the horrors of Auschwitz. And finally, it is the story of Nova Tierney, Catherine’s daughter, and the threads that bind their lives together. Ann Tatlock has skillfully and gracefully wove a tale readers won’t soon forget.

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Cold Lonely Courage

By Soren Petrek / Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Cold Lonely Courage

Madeleine Toche races to the front only to find her brother mortally wounded during the German Blitzkrieg attack on France at the outset of World War II. His death and her rape at the hands of an SS Stormtrooper cast Madeleine down a path of death and violence as her desire for revenge reaches a crescendo.

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Whispering Coves

By Amy Armbruster / Genre: Horror, Romance / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Whispering Coves

While Shyla Walters is recovering in the St Louis Stress Center her husband Jaycob lets the lease go on their apartment. He rents an old plantation house called Whispering Cove Plantation on the outskirts of Savannah, Georgia, thinking it’s the perfect setting for Shyla to truly heal from the devastating loss of her brother and grandmother, the tragedy that cost Shyla her sanity.

Shyla now has to readjust to life outside the stress center in an entirely new location and home, with a husband who has become a stranger to her. As Shyla tries to cope with life outside of the stress center she is faced with a new struggle. Life at Whispering Cove Plantation isn’t what it seems. Shadows tend to move on their own and whispers from the cove seem to echo of a tainted past in every darkened hallway.

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Free Kindle Books 10-30-12: Crossroads Road, Mounting Storm, High Moor, Breath of Air and Defeat Wheat

Crossroads Road

By Jeff Kay / Genre: Humor / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars

Crossroads Road

Jovis McIntire’s quiet life in the suburbs is turned upside down the day his mother-in-law wins $234 million in a multi-state lottery. She quickly makes an identical offer to all her children and their families: a large, custom-built home, and two million dollars cash.

But there’s a catch, a nasty hook hidden inside the bait. If the deal is accepted, they will be required to live together on a newly-created cul-de-sac in southern California, for the remainder of the matriarch’s life — a woman Jovis sarcastically calls Sunshine.

Not a chance!

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Mounting Storm

By William Thompson Ong / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars

Mounting Storm

While tracking down a stolen painting, investigative reporter Kate Conway begins to suspect America’s most powerful media czar is not the Cambridge graduate and British citizen he claims to be—while unexpectedly falling in love with the man’s son. Will their torrid relationship survive when the truth explodes in a deed that traumatizes an entire city? Will Kate pry open the ultimate deception before it’s too late? It’s all here—in the heart-stopping pages of “The Mounting Storm”—the multi-layered saga of dark and sinister doings that thriller lovers have been waiting for. It’s the first volume in the delicious series featuring the intrepid reporter Kate Conway.

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High Moor

By Graeme Reynolds / Genre: Horror / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars

High Moor

When John Simpson hears of a bizarre animal attack in his old home town of High Moor, it stirs memories of a long forgotten horror. John knows the truth. A werewolf stalks the town once more, and on the night of the next full moon, the killing will begin again. He should know. He survived a werewolf attack in 1986, during the worst year of his life.

It’s 1986 and the town is gripped in terror after the mutilated corpse of a young boy is found in the woods. When Sergeant Steven Wilkinson begins an investigation, with the help of a specialist hunter, he soon realises that this is no ordinary animal attack. Werewolves are real, and the trail of bodies is just beginning, with young John and his friends smack in the middle of it.

Twenty years later, John returns to High Moor. The latest attack involved one of his childhood enemies, but there’s more going on than meets the eye. The consequences of his past actions, the reappearance of an old flame and a dying man who will either save or damn him are the least of his problems. The night of the full moon is approaching and time is running out.

But how can he hope to stop a werewolf, when every full moon he transforms into a bloodthirsty monster himself?

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Breath of Air

By Katie Jennings / Genre: Fantasy / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars

Breath of Air

Her name was Capri, and she was Air.

She was born with a gift she didn’t understand. A gift so strange, so remarkable that she had kept it secret for as long as she could remember, despising that it made her different when all she wanted was to be normal, to belong. As an orphan, belonging to someone, anyone, would have been an incredible blessing, one she would have given up all that she had just to get a taste of.

But the truth was that she didn’t belong in the orphanage in Virginia, or even in the United States. In fact, she didn’t belong with human beings at all. Because she wasn’t one of them, not really. She was something much more extraordinary.

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Defeat Wheat: Your Guide to Eliminating Gluten and Losing Weight

By Brian Gansmann / Genre: Advice & How-to, Weight Maintenance, / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

Defeat Wheat: Your Guide to Eliminating Gluten and Losing Weight

Defeat Wheat: Your Guide to Eliminating Gluten and Losing Weight, is the debut book by author Brian Gansmann, better known as the Gluten Gladiator. Brian has Celiac disease and through living with this incurable condition, he has discovered a very unique way to live healthy and lose weight. Brian will show you very easy to understand techniques on how to properly eliminate gluten from your diet and be on the fast track to achieving the kind of body that only movie stars have. Brian s love of food began at a very young age, as his parents owned several restaurants and recently celebrated their 26th anniversary in business. He grew up learning to prepare, know, and love not just ordinary food, but great food. In fact, it was this early passion for wholesome cuisine that led him into the retail advertising industry. In 2008, Brian, his business partner, and a Swiss-born chef (who is a member of the American Culinary Federation) founded a successful brokerage firm that creates new items for a number of national retailers and shopping clubs. You may have even seen Brian on NBC, FOX, CBS, ABC, and QVC talking about the benefits of adopting an all-natural diet. Defeat Wheat is his debut book.

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