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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Nook Daily Find 7/9

The Rules of Love: A Personal Code for Happier, More Fulfilling Relationships, Expanded Edition ($12.99 Kindle, $1.99 B&N), by Richard Templar [FT Press], is the Nook Daily Find.
Book Description
Love matters. Whether it's the romantic kind or the emotional bond between you and family or friends. Indeed latest research suggests that those who love and are loved are significantly more likely to be alive in 10 years time than those without love in their lives. Love makes us happy, and the happier we are, the longer it seems we tend to live. So, why is it that some people find relationships so easy? We all know the kind of person, married forever, connected with their family, and strong friendships that have stood the test of time from all stages of life. The people who make friends easily, who have someone utterly devoted to them and for whom many would do anything. What do they know and do that the rest of us could learn from? That's what you'll find in this book. If you study people who are so good at relationships you discover it's not about their personality or gender or how self sacrificing they are. Those who are great in all relationships usually do have to work at it. The secret is that they know exactly where to put their efforts. They know the Rules of Love. Now updated and expanded with 10 brand-new rules, The Rules of Love helps you benefit from the simple principles of forming and sustaining strong, enduring and ultimately, life enhancing relationships.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Nook Daily Find 6/30

The Passionate Mom ($9.00 Kindle, $2.99 B&N), by Susan Merrill [Thomas Nelson], is the Nook Daily Find.
Book Description
Motherhood is full of uncertainty. What do my children really need? Why are they doing that? Is this normal? What can I do to help them? How can I know for certain that I am doing this right?

The logistics are easy. Anybody can do laundry and carpool. But what makes a mother the best mom she can be?

It’s not better scheduling. Or more activities. Or less.

It is passion—the passion to teach, protect, study, and prepare her children for the future.

Great, but how?

Susan Merrill, the mother of five incredibly different children, has asked that question countless times. And she has read countless answers specific to a certain child’s temperament, age, or situation. But nothing she read offered an overall approach to parenting that would enable her to say with confidence, “I am doing this right.” She never guessed she would find a foundational plan—a reliable, universal parenting approach in the Old Testament book of Nehemiah.
In The Passionate Mom, Susan takes you on a journey through Nehemiah and into the heart of parenting. Her stories and confessions in every chapter reveal what she has learned: no mom can control her child’s future, but every mom can parent well. There is a plan—a roadmap for how a passionate mom can parent almost any child, confidently.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Nook Daily Find 6/12

Dollars and Sex ($9.99 Kindle, $1.99 B&N), by Marina Adshade [Chronicle Books], is the Nook Daily Find.
Book Description
Like Freakonomics, Dollars and Sex takes economics and converts it into a sexy science by applying the principles of supply and demand, and other market forces, to matters of love, courtship, sex, and marriage. As she does in her hugely popular blog, author Marina Adshade explores the marketplace for sex and love using research, economic analysis, and humor to reveal just how central the interplay of libido, gender, love, power, and economic forces is to the most important choices we make in our lives. Call it "Sexonomics."

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Nook Daily Find 6/4

Dog Lived (and So Will I) ($10.09 Kindle, $1.99 B&N), by Teresa Rhyne [Sourcebooks], is the Nook Daily Find.
Book Description
The tale of a dog who wouldn't let go and the woman who followed his lead.

Teresa Rhyne vowed to get things right this time around: new boyfriend, new house, new dog, maybe even new job. But shortly after she adopted Seamus, a totally incorrigible beagle, vets told Teresa that he had a malignant tumor and less than a year to live. The diagnosis devastated her, but she decided to fight it, learning everything she could about the best treatment for Seamus. Teresa couldn't possibly have known then that she was preparing herself for life's next hurdle - a cancer diagnosis of her own.

She forged ahead with survival, battling a deadly disease, fighting for doctors she needed, and baring her heart for a seemingly star–crossed relationship. The Dog Lived (and so Will I) is an uplifting and heartwarming story about how dogs steal our hearts, show us how to live, and teach us how to love.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Daily Deal - Blissful Lies (P)

Blissful Lies ($9.99 $8.99 Kindle), a movie tie-in novel by Jennifer Brown Thomas [Helm Publishing], is today's Deal of the Day at at Diesel E-Books, where it's discounted to $2.00 (8 copies left).
Book Description
Blissful Lies tells a heart-wrenching story exploring the enviable bonds of five best friends who, in the midst of growing up together, are just starting to realize how much they still have to learn about life. They quickly find the limits of their relationships are tested when secrets and lies rapidly interrupt their picture perfect existence, threatening the stability of years of friendship. At the center of their universe is mother to one group member and Brown-Thomas University Chancellor, Addison Hamilton. Uncertainty in her own life leads her down a path of no return as she finds herself a little too involved with someone many years her junior. While each person is forced to take responsibility for their hidden secret, they wonder if ultimately, it’s just too much to move forward as the ‘family’ they once claimed to be. Join us on the journey, which allows true love to surface despite obvious obstacles, fearful hatred to emerge with a vengeance and betrayal of even the most loyal of friends. As lives are left in tattered pieces, everyone is forced to choose…. Will the group fall apart at the seams or will the strong bonds of everlasting friendship withstand the fire of deceit?
Get the book from Diesel; be sure to check the sales price, as the Deal of the Day often sells out. Deals change at 11AM Eastern Time, USA.

Friday, May 3, 2013

UK Kindle Daily Deal 5/3

Born Liars: Why We Can't Live Without Deceit (£1.09 UK), by Ian Leslie, is the Kindle Deal of the day for those in the UK (no US edition).
Book Description
In Born Liars, Ian Leslie takes the reader on an exhilarating tour of ideas that brings the latest news about deception back from the frontiers of psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy, and explores the role played by lies - both black and white - in our childhoods, our careers, and our health, as well as in advertising, politics, sport and war. Drawing on thinkers as varied as Augustine, Charles Darwin, Sigmund Freud and Joni Mitchell, the author argues that, far from being a bug in the human software, lying is central to who we are; that we cannot understand ourselves without first understanding the dynamics of deceit. After reading Born Liars you'll never think about lies - or life - in quite the same way again.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Nook Daily Find 4/21

Like Dandelion Dust ($6.64 Kindle, $6.99 B&N), by Karen Kingsbury [Hachette], is the Nook Daily Find, better than price matched on Kindle, where the companion audiobook is $3.49. I actually suspect that B&N is just late changing the price of their book (and that Amazon will price match, if it does drop).

In any case, you might bet a better deal with the omnibus edition of Like Dandelion Dust & This Side of Heaven ($8.89), just one of several omnibus editions by Kingsbury that drop the per-novel price to the $3-$5 range.
Book Description
Kingsbury delivers a powerful new novel about two parents' love for their child and the surprising lengths they will go to keep their family together when a judge rules that their adopted son must be returned to his biological father.

Jack and Molly Campbell are right where they want to be, enjoying an idyllic life with their four-year-old son Joey, and the close family and friends who live in their small hometown just outside Atlanta. Then the phone call comes from the social worker the Campbells never expected to hear from again. Three states away in Ohio, Joey's biological father has just been released from prison. He is ready to start life over, but not without his son.

A judge's quick decision deals a devastating blow to the Campbell family: Joey must be returned to his biological parents. The day after the ruling, in the silent haze of grief and utter disbelief, they watch their son pick a dandelion and blow the feathery seeds into the wind.

In the days that follow the ruling, Jack Campbell has a desperate and dangerous thought. What if they can devise a way out? Then they could take Joey and simply disappear . . . LIKE DANDELION DUST.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Bargain Book Trio

Food to Live By: The Earthbound Farm Organic Cookbook ($2.99 Kindle, B&N, Kobo), by Myra Goodman, Linda Holland and Pamela McKinstry [Workman Publishing Company]
Book Description
Organic food is the best food possible. It’s synonymous with premium quality, delicious flavor, conscientious farming, and optimum health. It’s what we need to feed our kids, it’s what we deserve to feed ourselves. And thanks in part to Myra Goodman, co-owner and cofounder of Earthbound Farm with her husband, Drew, organic food is now available just about anywhere fresh food is sold, becoming more mainstream every day.

Not only has Myra been growing organic food for over twenty years, she has been cooking with it, too. In Food to Live By she combines her twin food passions, serving up hundreds of recipes, ideas, shopping and cooking tips, health notes, and more. Illustrating the book are full-color photographs throughout that bring readers right into the breathtaking California sunshine.

This is perfect cooking for friends and family, packed with irresistible dishes for weeknight dinners and casual entertaining, festive breakfasts and fall picnics. Recipes are all about the ingredients and their intrinsic qualities, not fancy techniques or time-consuming steps. Marry chicken with three simple accompaniments— rosemary, lemons, and garlic—and it’s transformed. Heighten the flavor of a springtime fava bean and orzo salad with an unexpected fava bean “pesto.” Combine Meyer lemon juice and soy sauce to create a marinade, tenderizer, and sauce that results in a perfect grilled flank steak.

Food to Live By also includes a wealth of information about organic farming and how to make the wisest food choices; there are full-color Field Guides—to gourmet greens, apples, heirloom tomatoes, winter squash—and Farm Fresh ingredient guides to sorrel, corn, melons, avocados, organic poultry, asparagus, artichokes, ginger, and more, featuring what to look for plus care and handling. The book is a boon to food lovers.

The Blessings of the Animals ($1.99 Kindle, B&N, Kobo), by Katrina Kittle [HarperCollins]
Book Description
From Katrina Kittle, critically acclaimed author of The Kindness of Strangers, comes a wry and moving story of forgiveness, flexibility, happiness, and the art of moving on.

Veterinarian Cami Anderson has hit a rough patch. Stymied by her recent divorce, she wonders if there are secret ingredients to a happy, long-lasting marriage or if the entire institution is outdated and obsolete. Couples all around her are approaching important milestones. Her parents are preparing to celebrate their fiftieth anniversary. Her brother and his partner find their marriage dreams legally blocked. Her former sister-in-law—still her best friend—is newly engaged. The youthfully exuberant romance of her teenage daughter is developing complications. And three separate men—including her ex-husband—are becoming entangled in Cami's messy post-marital love life.

But as she struggles to come to terms with her own doubts amid this chaotic circus of relationships, Cami finds strange comfort in an unexpected confidant: an angry, unpredictable horse in her care. With the help of her equine soul mate, she begins to make sense of marriage's great mysteries—and its disconnects.

Wiseguy: The 25th Anniversary Edition ($3.99 Kindle), by Nicholas Pileggi [Simon and Schuster], the book that inspired GoodFellas.
Book Description
Nicholas Pileggi’s vivid, unvarnished, journalistic chronicle of the life of Henry Hill—the working-class Brooklyn kid who knew from age twelve that “to be a wiseguy was to own the world,” who grew up to live the highs and lows of the gangster’s life—has been hailed as “the best book ever written on organized crime” (Cosmopolitan).

This is the true-crime bestseller that was the basis for Martin Scorsese’s film masterpiece GoodFellas, which brought to life the violence, the excess, the families, the wives and girlfriends, the drugs, the payoffs, the paybacks, the jail time, and the Feds . . . with Henry Hill’s crackling narration drawn straight out of Wiseguy and overseeing all the unforgettable action.

Read it and experience the secret life inside the mob—from one who’s lived it.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Bargain Book Roundup

If you search for "Interactive Charles River" on your Kindle (or from a clean browser, with cookies cleared), then sort by price, there are nearly 30 new, free biographies available today at Amazon. StackPole also has a couple of non-fiction titles you may want to search for and other freebies for today are highlighted on this Squidoo page.

If you had pre-orders in, check your Kindle Libraries. Quite a few of mine were delivered last night (most romance, but not all).

Bones Are Forever ($2.99 Kindle, B&N, Kobo), the fifteenth novel in the bestselling Temperance Brennan series by Kathy Reichs [Scribner (Simon and Schuster)]. I love the show and the series (which I started reading due to the connection to the Body Farm here at UTK).
Book Description
Kathy Reichs, #1 New York Times bestselling author and producer of the FOX televison hit Bones, is at her brilliant best in a riveting novel featuring forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan—a story of infanticide, murder, and corruption, set in the high-stakes, high-danger world of diamond mining.

A woman calling herself Amy Roberts checks into a Montreal hospital complaining of uncontrolled bleeding. Doctors see evidence of a recent birth, but before they can act, Roberts disappears. Dispatched to the address she gave at the hospital, police discover bloody towels outside in a Dumpster. Fearing the worst, they call Temperance Brennan to investigate.

In a run-down apartment Tempe makes a ghastly discovery: the decomposing bodies of three infants. According to the landlord, a woman named Alma Rogers lives there. Then a man shows up looking for Alva Rodriguez. Are Amy Roberts, Alma Rogers, and Alva Rodriguez the same person? Did she kill her own babies? And where is she now?

Heading up the investigation is Tempe’s old flame, homicide detective Andrew Ryan. His counterpart from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is sergeant Ollie Hasty, who happens to have a little history with Tempe himself, which she regrets. This unlikely trio follows the woman’s trail, first to Edmonton and then to Yellowknife, a remote diamond-mining city deep in the Northwest Territories. What they find in Yellowknife is more sinister than they ever could have imagined.

Crackling with sexual tension, whip-smart dialogue, and the startling plot twists Reichs delivers so well, Bones Are Forever is the fifteenth thrilling novel in Reichs’s “cleverly plotted and expertly maintained series” (The New York Times Book Review). With the FOX series Bones in its eighth season and her popularity at its broadest ever, Kathy Reichs has reached new heights in suspenseful storytelling.

Jocelynn Drake's Dark Days series (Kindle, B&N, Kobo) is on sale for $0.99 per title (six novels and one short story), along with a short story anthology that she has a story in [HarperCollins]. You can pick up the entire series, which I started reading a couple of years ago, when the first title alone was on sale for 99 cents, for what one volume usually sells for (and if you are an audiobook listener, pick up a few for under $4.50 each and also qualify for the Listener Reward this month right away).

Nightwalker (companion audiobook $3.49)
For centuries Mira has been a nightwalker—an unstoppable enforcer for a mysterious organization that manipulates earth-shaking events from the darkest shadows. But elemental mastery over fire sets her apart from others of her night-prowling breed . . . and may be all that prevents her doom.

The foe she now faces is human: the vampire hunter called Danaus, who has already destroyed so many undead. For Mira, the time has come to hunt . . . or be hunted.
A new day dawns blood red

A master of fire, Mira is the last hope for the world. For centuries she has secretly enforced the history-altering edicts of the Triad. Now she and her unlikely ally—the human vampire hunter, Danaus—have come to Venice, home of the nightwalker rulers. But there is no safety in the ancient city, for the threat of conflict is in the wind . . . with unholy alliances and earth-shattering betrayals taking hideous form in the shadows.

Banished for eons beyond the world's boundaries, the malevolent naturi prepare to feed once again upon a vulnerable earth—and treachery is opening wide the portal that will enable their dread re-emergence. The great battle that has always been Mira's destiny is looming, and she must remain powerful in the face of a shocking revelation: that Danaus, the only creature she dares to trust, is something more than the man he claims to be . . .
Dawnbreaker (companion audiobook $3.49)
The dawn brings new terror for the creatures of the night . . .

Those of her race fear Mira for the lethal fire she bends to her will—a power unique among nightwalkers, both a gift . . . and a curse.

The naturi despise Mira for what she is—as they prepare the final sacrifice that will destroy the barriers between the worlds. And once the naturi are unchained, blood, chaos, and horror will reign supreme on Earth.

Mira can trust only Danaus, the more-than-mortal vampire slayer, though he is sworn to destroy her kind. And now, as the day approaches when titanic forces will duel under cover of darkness, destiny draws them toward an apocalyptic confrontation at Machu Picchu. But all is not lost, for a wild card has been dealt to them: a rogue enemy princess who can change the balance of power and turn the dread tide.
Pray for Dawn (companion audiobook $3.49)
Vampire enforcer Mira must stop an ancient coven in Pray for Dawn, bestselling author Jocelynn Drake’s fourth action-packed Dark Days novel. A treat for fans of Laurell K. Hamilton, Charlaine Harris, and Kim Harrison—who has praised Drake’s Dark Days series as, “a must-read addition to the urban fantasy genre, filled both with action and satisfying characters”—Prey for Dawn will keep you reading well into the darkest part of the night.
Wait for Dusk
Vampire enforcer Mira must thwart the malevolent schemes of an ancient coven in the fifth action-packed Dark Days novel from New York Times bestselling author Jocelynn Drake. Wait for Dusk is gripping, stellar urban fantasy in the vein of Kim Harrison and Vicki Pettersson, with enough sensual heat to enthrall readers of Christine Feehan, J. R. Ward, and Jeaniene Frost.
Burn the Night
New York Times bestselling author Jocelynn Drake brings her remarkable Dark Days series to a stunning and dramatic conclusion with Burn the Night—a thrilling, page-turning masterwork of urban fantasy that brings the powerful Nightwalker Mira and her cohort, the conflicted vampire slayer Danaus, face to face with their most feared demons as the dreaded Great Awakening approaches. Burn the Night offers superior supernatural thrills and adventure in the bestselling tradition of Patricia Briggs, Carrie Vaughn, and Kelley Armstrong.
Bound to Me
Mira, the heroine of Jocelynn Drake's New York Times bestselling Dark Days series, has been a nightwalker for centuries, traveling the globe as an enforcer for a secretive, powerful organization. In Bound to Me, for the first time, we travel back into Mira's distant past to see the great love affair that shaped her.
Blood by Moonlight, by Jocelynn Drake, Terri Garey and Caris Roane
Just in time for the scariest season of all, three popular paranormal authors come together to tell original tales of romance where Anything can happen under a Halloween moon . . .

Tempers flare and passions rise in Jocelynn Drake's Of Monsters and Men as the local werewolf pack clashes with the Winter Court's Wild Hunt . . .

In Terri Garey's The Ghoul Next Door, a witch and a warlock battle it out for possession of a haunted house, but the ghost may have her own agenda . . .

And, in Trick or Treathen by Caris Roane, a master vampire struggles to stay away from the mortal woman who enflames his very soul.

Butterfly Swords ($1.99 Kindle), by Jeannie Lin, winner of the Golden Heart Award - Best Historical Romance [Harlequin Historical]
Book Description
During China's infamous Tang Dynasty, a time awash with luxury yet littered with deadly intrigues and fallen royalty, betrayed Princess Ai Li flees before her wedding.Miles from home, with only her delicate butterfly swords for defense, she enlists the reluctant protection of a blue-eyed warrior….

Battle-scarred, embittered Ryam has always held his own life at cheap value. Ai Li's innocent trust in him and honorable, stubborn nature make him desperate to protect her—which means not seducing the first woman he has ever truly wanted….

Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul: Stories of Canine Companionship, Comedy and Courage ($1.99 Kindle, B&N), by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Marty Becker, Carol Kline and Amy D. Shojai [Chicken Soup for the Soul]
Book Description

For thousands of years, dogs have been cherished as devoted companions and exuberant playmates—their unconditional love, limitless affection, and unwavering loyalty never fail to melt our hearts. The stories in Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover’s Soul truly capture the special joy these four-legged creatures bring to our lives and hearts.
  • The family that learns the true meaning of Christmas when their Lab needs medical care during the holidays.
  • The intimidating Doberman who becomes a loving mother to an orphaned duckling.
  • The homeless man whose life is changed when he meets a special dog.
  • The pocket-size assistance dog who dials 9-1-1.
  • The crafty beagle-mix with the munchies who helps himself from the refrigerator
  • And many more unforgettable canine characters
From exciting and entertaining accounts of courage and humor to heartwarming tales of healing and learning, each touching story in this book will inspire dog lovers to rejoice in the unique bond they share with their canine companions.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Six Free Audiobooks from Audible

Audible has a special Valentine's Day gift for all account holders, whether you have a subscription membership or not: Six Free Audiobooks. The email I received said you could get one for yourself and give one away, the page is confusing vague and it looks like you have to choose to get one or give one, but, it turns out you can add all of them to your cart and once (and give as many away as you like, I suspect) and checkout without using any credits or cash.

Here are your choices (the last is a very short story):

  • Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find - and Keep - Love, by Amir Levine, Rachel S. F. Heller, Narrated by Walter Dixon, Length:7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Undead Sublet: A Free Story from 'The Undead in My Bed', by Molly Harper, Narrated by Sophie Eastlake, Length:4 hrs and 29 mins
  • Romeo and Juliet (Dramatized), by William Shakespeare, Narrated by Calista Flockhart , Matthew Wolf , Julie White , Alan Mandell , Richard Chamberlain , Nicholas Hormann , Josh Stamberg, Length:2 hrs and 53 mins
  • Love in the Afternoon, by Alison Packard, Narrated by Gia St. Claire, Length:10 hrs
  • Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen, Narrated by Flo Gibson, Length:11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Eureka: A Free Story from 'The Last Girlfriend on Earth', by Simon Rich, Narrated by Simon Rich, Length:3 mins

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Free Book - The Bond (K-OTHER)

The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them, by Wayne Pacelle, is free in the Kindle store, but only for customers in selected regions: Asia & Pacific, India, the Middle East and Latin America & the Carribean. The book is listed on the Limited Time Offers page at Amazon, so it doesn't appear that the free price is a mistake, but it is a bit odd that most countries were overlooked (it's either $13 or more or completely unavailable in the primary regions for Amazon books: US, UK, AU, EU and CA).
Book Description
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.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Free Book - The Big 5-OH! (K/N/E)

The Big 5-OH!, by Sandra D. Bricker, is a repeat freebie on Kindle and from Barnes & Noble and ChristianBook, courtesy of Christian publisher Abingdon Press.
Book Description
Olivia Wallace has a birthday curse . . . or so she thinks. It was a broken heart on her 16th, a car accident on her 21st, pneumonia on her 30th, and a fall down a flight of stairs on her 35th. There were Ohio blizzards on her 38th, 39th, and 40th; and six days before her 45th, she lost the love of her life to a heart attack. Numbing grief stole that birthday and a couple more to follow and, on the morning of her 48th birthday, she received the call she’d dreaded ever since losing her mom so many years ago…she was diagnosed with stage-3 ovarian cancer. The doctors didn’t hold out a lot of hope, but Liv survived and maintained her faith. Months of surgeries and chemotherapy and radiation treatments followed.

But now, as her 50th birthday creeps up the icy Ohio path toward her, her hair has grown back, her energy level is up, and she is officially cancer free. It makes her nervous. After everything she’s gone through, Liv hates the idea of driving on icy roads and returning to work as an O.R. nurse in a local Cincinnati hospital.

Her best friend Hallie knows just the thing to break Liv out of the winter doldrums, while providing a safe haven of warmth, sunshine, and a time to regroup: a holiday in the Florida sunshine!
Get the free ebook from Barnes & Noble.
Get the free ebook from ChristianBook.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Free Book - ... Guide To Understanding Men (K)

Your Gay Friend's Guide To Understanding Men, by Bo Sebastian, is a repeat freebie in the Kindle store, courtesy of Bell Bridge Books. This is not LGBT material, but a self-help guide for women on understanding the male of the species.
Book Description
Girlfriends, get ready for some straight-talk about straight men from a gay friend.
  • What do men really want from women? How do you avoid Mr. Wrong in your search for Mr. Right?
  • What kind of emotional baggage is likely to send a man packing? Is your heartthrob a deadbeat?
  • Where are the best places to search for the man of your dreams?
Explore all these questions and more with renowned Life Coach, Bo Sebastian. Find ways to make your life and relationships better.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Free Book - Becoming Your Spouse's Better Half (K/N/E)

Becoming Your Spouse's Better Half: Why Differences Make a Marriage Great, by Rick Johnson, is a repeat freebie in the Kindle store and from Barnes & Noble and ChristianBook.
Book Description
It's no secret that men and women are different. And it's no secret that they don't always get along because of these differences, even when they love each other. But having a successful marriage is not about finding the perfect person to marry. It's about loving someone in an unselfish, Christlike manner. Whatever we want out of marriage--unconditional love, forgiveness, passion--that is what we have to give to our spouse. Rick Johnson shows couples how to go beyond merely tolerating each other's differences to using those God-given differences to add spice and passion to their relationship.
Get the free ebook from from Barnes & Noble.
Get the free ebook from from ChristianBook.

Free Book - Under the Sheets (K/N/E)

Update: 2/10/12 Now free in the US Kindle store and from ChristianBook.

Under the Sheets: The Secrets to Hot Sex in Your Marriage (US/UK), by Kevin Leman, is free in the UK Kindle store and from Barnes & Noble, courtesy of Christian publisher Revell. It should be free for US Kindle customers by morning and possibly at ChristianBook; it's also likely to only remain free for one day.
Book Description
Dr. Kevin Leman knows even married people have lots of questions about sex, but sometimes they feel too embarrassed to ask or don't know where to turn for the best answers. For all those questions readers couldn't imagine asking their pastor or even their close friends, Dr. Leman is ready with open ears and expert advice.

With his trademark humor and wit, he offers frank answers to the burning questions all of us have about sex. Covering such topics as God's original intentions for sex, body image, attraction, expectations, sex drive, sex after children arrive, and much more, Turn Up the Heat is comprehensive in scope and just what the doctor ordered. Readers will get not only the answers they crave but plenty of the hearty chuckles they expect from Leman. Perfect for newlyweds or couples who have been married for years. Now in trade paper.
Get the free ebook from Barnes & Noble.
Get the free ebook from ChristianBook.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Free Book - Love, Sex, and Lasting Relationships (K/N/E)

Love, Sex, and Lasting Relationships: God's Prescription for Enhancing Your Love Life, by Chip Ingram, is free in the Kindle store and from Barnes & Noble and ChristianBook, courtesy of Christian publisher Baker Books. This is likely to only be free for one day.
Book Description
Chip Ingram offers straightforward, biblical help for building a lasting relationship by following God's prescription. Discover the secret to love that lasts.

Why do so many relationships go wrong?
At first, that true love seems perfect, the answer to all of your dreams. But with time and familiarity, the tension mounts. You're disappointed and doubtful. Before long, love crumbles and you're left alone or stuck in a meaningless marriage.

But wait, it doesn't need to end that way!
A love relationship can be lasting and deeply satisfying. It can be transformed from unhappy drifting into intimate joy, filled with vibrant sex and clear communication.

So what's the secret?
"There's a better way to find love, stay in love, and grow in intimacy for a lifetime," says Chip Ingram. It's God's way. With hope and certainty he explains how God's prescription for relationships creates a love that lasts. A love you can enjoy. Whether you are single, single again, or wanting more from your marriage, you can begin the delightful journey toward a lasting, loving relationship. This practical, insightful book will show you how.
Get the free ebook from Barnes & Noble.
Get the free ebook from ChristianBook.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Free Book - Creating an Intimate Marriage (K/N)

Creating an Intimate Marriage: Rekindle Romance Through Affection, Warmth and Encouragement, by Jim Burns, is free in the Kindle store and from Barnes & Noble, courtesy of Christian publisher Bethany House.
Book Description
A Marriage Full of A.W.E. If you think intimacy in marriage is an impossible goal, think again. Even if your relationship is the high maintenance variety, you can still find that meaningful connection you are seeking by cultivating three important ingredients in your relationship: Affection, Warmth, and Encouragement--AWE. Sharing personal stories of both success and failure, Jim Burns' candid and vulnerable style will encourage you to work toward rekindling the fires of your romance, no matter how chilly the coals may have grown. Important areas discussed include communication, sexuality, friendship, forgiveness, worship, attitudes, and priorities. This is not a pie-in-the-sky approach to marriage. The challenges of everyday life with a spouse are faced head-on by someone who has not only experienced them himself but also coached hundreds of other couples and individuals in their struggles. The practical help he offers will equip you to tackle the real-life issues of marriage and find true and lasting intimacy with your spouse. Each chapter includes helpful follow-up exercises and questions for personal reflection.
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Friday, January 20, 2012

Free Book - Your Dream Wedding on a Budget (K/N/E)

Update: 1/23/12 Now free from Sony.

It took a month, but Your Dream Wedding on a Budget ($2.39 Kindle), a Workman Short (45 pages) by Mindy Weiss, is now free in the Kindle store, joining Barnes & Noble and Kobo.
Book Description
No one knows how to plan a wedding like Mindy Weiss, the “mega-star wedding planner” (People magazine) whose wide-ranging clientele includes actors, artists, and musicians. In The Wedding Book, she created the ultimate all-in-one guide; from that, she’s now culled an invaluable digest on how to plan your very best wedding possible while adhering to a budget. Here’s a general wedding budget overview: an at-a-glance chart of what traditionally consumes most of the budget, and what should cost the least. Guidelines to figure out who’s paying for what. The ten best ways to cut costs, beginning with trimming the guest list, and the five best splurges—the kind of things that make a big difference for little cost. Dozens of tips throughout show how to save money on food, drinks, flowers, photography, music, the wedding dress, and more—guaranteeing that you’ll not only wind up with a dream wedding, but also with the satisfaction of knowing it was a smart wedding. About this title: Workman Shorts is a lively line of subject-specific e-books curated from our library of trusted books and authors.
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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Free Book - How to Unspoil Your Child Fast (K/N/E/P/I)

Update: 1/17/12 Now free from iTunes and Sourcebooks.
Update: 1/15/12 Now free in the US Kindle store.

How to Unspoil Your Child Fast: A Speedy, Complete Guide to Contented Children and Happy Parents (US/UK), by Richard Bromfield, is free for UK Kindle customers and from Barnes & Noble. It should be free for US customers later in the morning.
Book Description
You don't have to say yes to prove that you love them.

Nearly 95% of parents feel like they are overindulging their children, but feel powerless to stopping themselves.

How to Unspoil Your Child Fast offers a straightforward and practical solution to fixing and preventing the problems of spoiling your children and offers concrete tips, simple strategies, and easy action steps for reversing the effects almost immediately. Feel more confident, competent, and parent more consistently while instilling character and self-reliance in your children today.
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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Free Book - Leadership (K)

Leadership: The West Point Lecture, by William Deresiewicz, is free in the Kindle store, courtesy of New Word City. It's likely to only be free today, as seems to be their new marketing scheme this month.
Book Description
When former Yale University professor William Deresiewicz delivered a lecture at the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2009, he never anticipated the response it would generate. Since then, he has received requests to use his lecture from the Army Command and General Staff College; the Naval War College; the Air Force Weapons School; the Defense Department’s Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation; the Army’s University of Foreign Military and Cultural Studies; the business schools at Stanford, the University of Chicago, the University of California, San Diego, and the University of California, Irvine; the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health; King Saud University; Zayed University in Abu Dhabi; the Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad; and Whirlpool, Boeing, Verizon, Alcatel-Lucent, and United Technologies. The speech even elicited a note of appreciation from General David Petraeus. Here are the words that inspired so many.
Note: The synopsis the publisher has used at Amazon seems to have little to do with the actual book, which isn't on friendship, but is a lecture on leadership delivered at West Point.