Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 05-05-13 [Part 1]

Sparkly Green Earrings: Catching the Light at Every Turn

By Melanie Shankle / Genre: Motherhood, Parenting & Relationships / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (226 reviews)

Sparkly Green Earrings: Catching the Light at Every Turn

“There is really no better indicator you’re a mother than acquiring the ability to catch throw-up in a plastic bag, disinfect your hands, and immediately ask your friend to pass the beef jerky as you put on another Taylor Swift song and act as if nothing has happened.”

This is the type of insight Melanie Shankle offers in this quirky memoir of motherhood.

Written in the familiar, stream-of-consciousness style of her blog, Big Mama, Sparkly Green Earrings is a heartwarming and hilarious look at motherhood from someone who is still trying to figure it all out.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 05-03-13 [Part 1]

The Fortune Quilt

By Lani Diane Rich / Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (201 reviews)

The Fortune Quilt

“Accept the book with the amber spine.
Return the frog. Take the cab.

What the hell kind of advice is that?”

When Tucson Today segment producer Carly McKay visits the quirky artist’s community of Bilby, Arizona, to do a story on a psychic quiltmaker, she receives an odd reading… and her life falls apart in eerie harmony with what the quilt foretold. Her best friend professes his undying love; her show gets canceled; and the mother who disappeared seventeen years ago appears on their doorstep, getting instant forgiveness from the entire family… except Carly.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 05-01-13 [Part 2]

Moon Child

By J.R. Rain / Genre: Vampires, Paranormal, Romance / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (105 reviews)

Moon Child (Vampire for Hire #4)

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 in MOON CHILD, private investigator Samantha Moon is faced with an impossible decision—a decision that no mother should ever have to make. A decision that will change her life, and those she loves, forever.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 04-28-13 [Part 1]

No Shoes, No Shirt, No Spells (Mystic Cafe Series)

By Rose Pressey / Genre: Fantasy, Romance / Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars (86 reviews)

No Shoes, No Shirt, No Spells (Mystic Cafe Series)

Elly Blair welcomes the chance to escape her ex-fiance and job from hell when Grandma Imelda, ready to retire to sunny Florida, calls for her to take over her little southern cafe.

Elly has no idea her grandmother has baked up magic for the unsuspecting townsfolk for thirty years–and now Grandma Imelda insists that Elly use her own hitherto unsuspected magical powers to carry on the family tradition.

But Elly’s new at this stuff. Her dishes don’t turn out as full of smidgens of enchantment and dashes of wishes come true as she’d hoped. When handsome customer Rory Covington takes a bite of the wrong burger, he ends up capturing the attention of every woman in town. Elly doesn’t know if her feelings for Rory are true or based on her magic gone awry.

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Best Free Kindle Books and Hot Deals: 04-25-13 [Part 1]

Shattered Grace (Fallen from Grace)

By K Anne Raines / Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (60 reviews)

Shattered Grace (Fallen from Grace)

Seventeen-year-old Grace grows up knowing she’s different, but she always attributed it to a mother who didn’t want her, a father who abandoned her, and a curse that sets her apart. Despite those struggles, her grandfather remained her rock and confidant. Her life shatters irrevocably after he suddenly dies.

The day of his funeral sets off a chain of events, making Grace question everything she’s ever known to be true, and as a result, who she can truly trust. She inherits his house, part of his money, his Guardian and something that ties them together.

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