Best Kindle Freebies and Bargain Books: 03-10-13

Tangled Ashes

By Michèle Phoenix / Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (81 reviews)

Tangled Ashes

When Marshall Becker arrives in Lamorlaye, France, to begin the massive renovation of a Renaissance-era castle, he unearths a dark World War II history few in the village remember. The project that was meant to provide an escape for Becker instead becomes a gripping glimpse into the human drama that unfolded during the Nazi occupation and seems to live on in midnight disturbances and bizarre acts of vandalism.

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Free eBook Novels for 12-27-12

Love Isn’t Supposed to Hurt

By Christi Paul / Genre: Biographies & Memoirs / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (49 reviews)

Love Isn't Supposed to Hurt

Like millions of other women, CNN’s Headline News and truTV’s In Session anchor Christi Paul blamed herself for the emotional abuse heaped on her by her first husband, whose violent, profanity-laced tirades left her feeling as though she had no value, no self-worth, and nowhere to turn for help.

Then one day, when Christi was taking refuge in a church parking lot, the verse “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding” popped into her head. In that moment, she realized she did have someplace to turn after all. Holding fast to her faith, Christi began the arduous process of rebuilding her self-image and regaining control of her life.

Now happily remarried and the mother of three girls, Christi feels called to share her story in the hope that other victims will find courage to seek the help they desperately need and deserve.

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Free eBooks 12-19-12: Historical Fiction, Humor, Romance, Thrillers, Horror, Adventure and Young Adult

Daughter of Joy

By Kathleen Morgan / Genre: Historical Fiction / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (227 reviews)

Daughter of Joy

In this spectacular new series, Morgan, an acclaimed writer of historical and futuristic romances, turns her deft pen to the Christian market to reflect a personal change. Abigail Stanton, who recently lost her husband and child, moves to Culdee Creek to become a housekeeper for Conor MacKay, a man whose previous housekeepers warmed more than dinner. Abby makes it clear that she won’t tolerate any disreputable advances on his part, but she feels God led her to this ranch and this family for a purpose. As she grows to love Conor and his daughter, her faith inspires Conor to believe that there might just be something to this idea of religion. This wonderful start is for all collections.

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8 Best Free Kindle Books for 12-09-12

Sky of Red Poppies

By Zohreh Ghahremani / Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars

Sky of Red Poppies

Sky of Red Poppies begins with a casual friendship between two schoolgirls coming of age in a politically divided 1960’s Iran under rule of the Shah. Roya, the daughter of a prominent family, is envious of the fierce independence of her religious classmate Shireen. But Shireen has secrets of her own. Together, Roya and Shireen contend with becoming the women they want to be, and in doing so, make decisions that will cause their tragic undoing. In the unraveling of family secrets, Roya begins to question how she was raised and how to become the person she wishes to be. Set against the backdrop of a nation forced to mute its profound identity, Sky of Red Poppies is a novel about culture, politics and the redeeming power of friendships.

Free as of 12/09/2012 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

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Secrets to Die For

By L.J. Sellers / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars

Secrets to Die For

When social worker Raina Hughes visits the home of a young boy she’s been assigned to monitor, things quickly turn ugly with his meth-addicted dad. Later, when Raina is found brutally murdered,Detective Jackson thinks it’s an open-and-shut case against the boy’s ex-con father.

Complications develop when new evidence points to a serial assailant who’s becoming more violent with each attack. Raina’s friend, Jamie, knows what the victims have in common, but she won’t tell for fear of revealing her own secrets. When Jamie disappears,Jackson must uncover the truth before anyone else is murdered.

Free as of 12/09/2012 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Still Life in Shadows

By Alice J. Wisler / Genre: Religion & Spirituality / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

Still Life in Shadows

It’s been fifteen years since Gideon Miller ran away from his Amish community in Carlisle, Pennsylvania as a boy of fifteen. Gideon arrives in the Smoky Mountains town of Twin Branches and settles in at the local auto mechanic’s garage. He meets a host of interesting characters -the most recent acquaintances
are Kiki, an autistic teen, and her sister Mari. Known as the “Getaway Savior” he helps other Amish boys and girls relocate to life in modern America.

Free as of 12/09/2012 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Chill Run

By Russell Brooks / Genre: Men’s Adventure, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars

Chill Run

Starving author Eddie Barrow, Jr., will do anything to get a book deal with a NYC publisher. Even if it means getting caught by the media while engaging in S&M with a female celebrity as a publicity stunt. What Eddie gets instead are details of a billion dollar fraud scheme from a suicidal client who’s fatally shot minutes later. Now on the run from the law and the killers, Eddie seeks help from two unlikely friends–an alcoholic and a dominatrix. With few resources, Eddie races to clear his name, unveil the fraud scheme, and expose the killers before he becomes their next victim.

Free as of 12/09/2012 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Painted Blind

By Michelle Hansen / Genre: Mythology, Young Adult / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars

Painted Blind

Psyche Middleton has always been judged by her looks. When she meets a guy that can make himself invisible, she must decide if love is truly blind. He takes her a palace in an idyllic kingdom, but his affection has one condition—she may not see him.

Enchanted, intrigued and not wholeheartedly believing he’s real, she betrays his trust for a glimpse of his face, and ends up at the mercy of his controlling mother. Psyche must complete three impossible tasks to prove her love—or die trying.

Free as of 12/09/2012 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Stirring Up Trouble

By Juli Alexander / Genre: Young Adult / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

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Zoe Miller is a 15-year-old witch with a talent for potions. She’s working hard to find a substitute for toad slime. Since fat-free margarine has been found to be a substitute for dead man’s toe, she’s hopeful that she’ll find one.

Then there’s all the so-called normal stuff. Like high school, her annoyingly selfish “friend” Anya, and her crush on Anya’s ex-boyfriend Jake.

Now, Zoe’s dad is dating Jake’s mom, and things are getting more and more complicated. If only Zoe could brew a potion or two and set everything straight. Zoe can’t. If she brews a self-serving potion, bad things will happen to her appearance. Like a crooked nose, giant wart, green skin, rotting teeth–the whole ugly witch stereotype.

Zoe’s tired of fate interfering so cruelly in her life. Can you really blame her for putting her potions to not-so-good use and stirring up trouble?

Free as of 12/09/2012 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

So We Bought the Farm

By Steve Riddle / Genre: Humor / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

So We Bought the Farm

When Steve Riddle moved his family to the country, he never planned on starting a farm. Raised a military brat accustomed to the nomadic life, he never dreamed about putting down roots and raising animals. Most of all, he never imagined he’d write a book about it. In this collection of anecdotes about raising sheep, goats, cattle, and chickens, Mr. Riddle is a storyteller in the classic sense. He takes readers on a frank, personal, and rollicking ride through the challenges, missteps, and disasters he has faced as a beginning farmer. Hold on to your hat and suspend your disbelief, because these stories are so outrageous, they must be true. Includes illustrations by award-winning Native American artist Anita Caldwell Jackson.

Free as of 12/09/2012 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Follow Your Heart

By Andrew Matthews / Genre: Advice & How-to, Self-Help / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars

Follow Your Heart

“Follow Your Heart” is about doing what you love and finding peace of mind. It is about dealing with disasters and not blaming your mother! It is about how happy people think, why rich people make money – even by accident – and it’s about what losers do, and how not to be like them! Easy-to-read and illustrated with Andrew Matthews’ famous cartoons. Almost two million copies sold in 42 languages.

Free as of 12/09/2012 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

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Free Kindle Book: The Religion of the Maya

By Charles River Editors / Genre: Religion & Spirituality, History / Rating: -

Free Kindle Book: The Religion of the Maya

In the years leading up to 2012, there has been much interest in the Maya calendar. Largely, this is because the calendar will complete its 5,200-year cycle on December 21, 2012, and this auspicious event has been misinterpreted as signaling the end of the world. For the Maya, the endings of calendar period of all lengths (cycles ranged from 20 days to centuries in length) were very important and required various types of rituals and offerings to be properly recognized. Often, the best acceptable “offering” was human blood, and Maya elites engaged in autosacrificial bloodletting to appease the deity presiding over the transition in question. Combined with the detailed Maya knowledge of astronomy, the calendar system functioned as a way for Maya priests and elites to know which particular god in their crowded pantheon was ruling at a particular moment. The Maya believed that each interval of time, embedded in units like the day, the night, the solar year, the k’atun (20 year cycle), the lunar cycle, and Venus’s cycle, was governed by a certain deity. Such knowledge was considered vital in Maya cosmology and allowed the elites to maintain and consolidate power, effect political change, and lend religious veracity to monumental building projects. The blending of technologies and religion extended to writing for the Maya, who used a writing system to codify and standardize religio-political beliefs.

Religions of the World: The Religion of the Maya examines the history and evolution of the Mayan religion, including its main tenets, the similarities it shares with other religions and the differences that make it unique. Along with pictures of important figures and places, you’ll learn about the Maya religion like never before.

Free as of 11/30/2012 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.