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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 11, 2013

UK Kindle Daily Deal 6/11

Snow Crash (£0.99 UK), by Neal Stephenson [Penguin], is the Kindle Deal of the Day for for Science Fiction & Fantasy Fans in the UK (the US edition is $9.99).
Book Description
The only relief from the sea of logos is within the well-guarded borders of the Burbclaves. Is it any wonder that most sane folks have forsaken the real world and chosen to live in the computer-generated universe of virtual reality? In a major city, the size of a dozen Manhattans, is a domain of pleasures limited only by the imagination. But now a strange new computer virus called Snow Crash is striking down hackers everywhere, leaving an unlikely young man as humankind's last best hope.

The Kindle Deal of the day for those in the UK is eight books to help you get ahead for £2.29 each (~70% off).

The Presentation Coach: Bare Knuckle Brilliance For Every Presenter (£2.29 UK; US edition $13.17), by Graham G. Davies
You probably hate giving presentations. You probably hate listening to them too. Why? Because most business presentations are too long, too detailed, too boring...and submerged under a blizzard of PowerPoint.

But the single most important presentational tool known to man isn't a slideshow. It's you.

Whether you're speaking to one person across a table, 20 people in a boardroom or 1,000 people in a ballroom, it's all about the words you say and how you say them.
Body Language: It's What You Don't Say That Matters (£2.29 UK; US edition $14.99), by Robert Phipps
Body language matters. From getting a job to getting a pay rise, and from closing a deal to managing the people around you, it makes a big difference. Robert Phipps, one of the world's leading body language experts shows you how to make it work for you. Busting some of the biggest body language myths, Phipps shows how to read other people's body language and to use yours to succeed in business and life.

Loaded with practical tips, this book covers everything you ever need to know about body language, in a variety of business situations.
How to Be Great at The Stuff You Hate: The Straight-Talking Guide to Networking, Persuading and Selling (£2.29 UK; US edition $16.99), by Nick Davies
You have to do it… you might as well enjoy it

No one likes a pushy, smarmy salesman – no one wants to be that guy…but most of us need to sell to some extent. How else can we get any business? We all have to do it now, whether we’re lawyers, accountants or start-ups. But don’t despair – there’s no need to go on some cringey sales training day. How to be Great at the Stuff You Hate shows you how to develop all the skills you need to sell yourself, your business and your ideas. So ditch the dread, forget the fear and start enjoying yourself! Selling isn’t something you ‘do’ to people, it's not some dark art practised by pushy and manipulative people – it’s a process, it’s a relationship…it’s fun! All you need to do is cut the crap, be yourself and win some business.
How To Shine: Insights into unlocking your potential from proven winners (£2.29 UK; US edition $9.99), by Simon Hartley

Simon Hartley spent many years working with world class athletes and helping them to new levels of achievement. Then he got wondering: What is it that enables some people to develop their talent in a more impactful way than others? What differentiates the winners from those who almost made it? And how can we be world class in our chosen fields?

How To Shine is more than just a window into the world of winning. It’s the distillation of all Simon has learned from talking to and coaching some of the world’s top success stories, from Premiership footballers and Olympiads to champions of business. It’s a practical, step by step guide to honing skills which are as vital in the office as they are on the athletics track and truly shining in your field.
Straight to Yes: Asking with Confidence and Getting What You Want (£2.29 UK; US edition $9.99), by Haider Imam

You’ve finally plucked up the courage to ask for something. The afternoon off. A pay rise. Then comes that crucial moment where you wait with baited breath for the response. It’s tense, but it doesn’t have to be. You just need to master the art of ‘the ask’.

Taking a direct, light-hearted, wholly practical approach, Haider Imam zooms straight in on that moment of truth providing a set of proven tools and techniques for getting to ‘yes,’ every time. He instils readers with the confidence to ask bigger, more often and even ask for the impossible – and to get it.
Get Productive!: Boosting Your Productivity And Getting Things Done (£2.29 UK; US edition $9.99), by Magdalena Bak-Maier
Rewire your brain and overcome the 20 key time drains that diminish productivity

For anyone who's felt valuable time frittered away in checking emails or answering wrong phone numbers, or listening to a coworker giving you a minute-by-minute account of their previous night's date, help is finally here. Your time is, indeed, your own. And this handy guide, written by a leading executive coach, shows you how to retool your brain, reclaim your schedule, become a master of each minute, and make yourself more productive.

Using a method that is intuitive, easy to remember, and simple to use, this book will help you transform how you think, what you focus on, and what you do so that you can begin to create tangible results.
How to Persuade and Influence People (£2.29 UK; US edition $14.99), by Philip Hesketh
Wouldn't it be great if you could always get people to see things your way? Now you can.

You won't go far in business if you can't bring people round to your way of thinking. Some people find it easy; the rest of us just need a little help. How to Persuade and Influence People reveals some of the most powerful influencing and persuasion techniques known to man. This enhanced second edition contains new tools, new research, new case studies and plenty of practical exercises to help you.
Yes, I Can!: Using Visualization To Achieve Your Goals (£2.29 UK; US edition $9.99), by Robin Nixon
Yes I Can! is for anyone who ever said, "I wish I could be like that person." Deep down we know that we all have the potential to be "that person", but achieving it seems impossible in practice. Well it's not impossible because you have the power to dramatically change your life. You can become more confident and motivated and find greater focus and direction in your life. You can become a better leader or manager and fill yourself with positive energy. You can lead the fulfilling life you have always dreamed of, and much more.

And it can all start today by following the simple five-minute exercises in this book. Once you get used to the techniques provided and have seen the real results you can achieve, you'll understand how you can adapt the exercises directly to your own specific life and circumstances, to achieve much more specific goals.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Nook Daily Find 5/29

Confessions of a Scholarship Winner: The Secrets That Helped Me Win $500,000 in Free Money for College. How You Can Too. ($2.99 Kindle, B&N), by Kristina Ellis [Worthy Publishing], is the Nook Daily Find, price matched on Kindle.
Book Description
How ANY student--including YOU!--can win scholarships and earn free money for college!

On the first day of high school, Kristina Ellis's mom--a single, working mother who lost her husband to cancer--informed her that she could not financially support her after graduation. Kristina would need to find her own way to pay for college.

As an average student with less-than-impressive test scores, Kristina realized she would have to sell herself to scholarship committees if she wanted to stand out. That's when she devised the plan that led to her receiving over $500,000 in scholarships--enough to pay for her full education at a top- 20 university, all the way through her doctoral degree, and make her dreams come true.

How she made it happen--and how you can too!--is the focus of this book. In Confessions of a Scholarship Winner, Kristina shares not just her little-known secrets for scholarship success but
her incredibly inspiring story.

Friday, May 24, 2013

UK Kindle Daily Deal 5/24

The Kindle Deal of the day for those in the UK is an assortment of 10 books, with prices up to £1.29 each (>70% off).

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Nook Daily Find 5/16

The Startup Playbook ($12.09 Kindle, $12.31 $3.99 B&N), by David Kidder and Reid Hoffman [Chronicle Books], is the Nook Daily Find.
Book Description
According to the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, more than 565,000 new businesses were created in 2010 in the United States alone—each one of them hoping to strike gold. The Startup Playbook will help them succeed. Going insider to insider with unprecedented access, New York Times bestselling author and Clickable CEO, David Kidder, shares the hard-hitting experiences of some of the world’s most influential entrepreneurs and CEOs, revealing their most closely held advice. Face-to-face interviews with 40 founders give readers key insights into what it took to build PayPal, LinkedIn, AOL, TED, Flickr, and many others into household names. Special sections include topics ranging from how to select the right idea to pursue to finding funding and overcoming inevitable obstacles. In an economy demanding change, The Startup Playbook is the go-to for entrepreneurs big and small.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Free Audiobook - Quitter

The audiobook edition of Quitter ($9.99 Kindle), by Jon Acuff [Lampo Press], is free over at Noisetrade, in anticipation of the release of his latest book Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters, which releases April 22.
Book Description
Have you ever felt caught between the tension of a day job and a dream job? That gap between what you have to do and what you’d love to do?

I have.

At first I thought I was the only one who felt that way, but then I started to talk to people and realized we’re becoming the “I’m, but” generation. When we talk about what we do for a living we inevitably say, “I’m a teacher, but I want to be an artist.” “I’m a CPA, but I’d love to start my own business.”

“I’m a _____, but I want to be a ______.”

All too often, we hear that dreaming big means you quit your day job, sell everything you own, and move to Guam. But what if there were a different way?

What if you could blow up your dream without blowing up your life?

What if you could go for broke without going broke?

What if you could start today?

What if you already have everything you need to begin?

From figuring out what your dream is to quitting in a way that exponentially increases your chance of success, Quitter is full of inspiring stories and actionable advice. This book is based on 12 years of cubicle living and my true story of cultivating a dream job that changed my life and the world in the process.

It’s time to close the gap between your day job and your dream job.

It’s time to be a Quitter.

About the Author
Jon Acuff used to be a Serial Quitter. He had eight jobs in eight years, constantly hoping the next one will be different. From writing advertising for The Home Depot, to branding for companies like Bose and Staples, he's no stranger to the cubicle. This book is the result of that 12-year adventure in closing the gap between a day job and a dream job, something Jon did when he joined the Dave Ramsey team in 2010 to become a full-time author. He's a contributor to CNN.com, speaks nationally on the subject of social media, and is the author of Gazelles, Baby Steps And 37 Other Things Dave Ramsey Taught Me About Debt; and Stuff Christians Like. He lives in Nashville with his wife and two daughters.
Get the free audiobook from Noisetrade. If you want, you can leave a tip (which will be donated to Charity:Water), but that is not necessary in order to download the book.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

New Releases 4/9

Today's featured new release is four volumes by Theodore Sturgeon, one of the most influential SF writers from the 1940's thru the 1960s. These are all priced at $9.99 on Kindle, which is a bargain compared to the print editions, which range from $26 to over $30, and all run to around 400 pages in length. The current price is $11.79 at Kobo, but using coupon codes you should be able to get that down to at or below the Kindle prices, while B&N is just above Amazon at $10.44
  • The Ultimate Egoist: Volume I: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon
    The Ultimate Egoist, the first volume of The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon, contains the late author's earliest work, written from 1937 to 1940. Although Sturgeon's reach was limited to the lengths of the short story and novelette, his influence was strongly felt by even the most original science fiction stylists, including Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, and Gene Wolfe, each of whom contributes a laudatory foreword. The more than 40 stories here showcase Sturgeon's masterful knack with clever, O. Henry-ish plot twists, sparkling character development, and almost archetypal, why didn't I think of that? story ideas. Early Sturgeon masterpieces include "It," about the violence done by a creature spontaneously born from garbage and mud, and "Helix the Cat," about an inventor's bizarre encounter with a disembodied soul and the cat that saves it. Sturgeon's unique genius is timelessly entertaining.
  • Microcosmic God: Volume II: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon
    The second of a planned 10 volumes that will reprint all Sturgeon's short fiction covers his prolific output during 1940 and 1941, after which he suffered five years of writer's block. Showcasing Sturgeon's early penchant for fantasy, the first six selections include whimsical ghost stories, such as "Cargo," in which a World War II munitions freighter is commandeered by invisible, peace-loving fairies. With the publication of his enduring SF classic, "Microcosmic God," Sturgeon finally found his voice, combining literate, sharp-edged prose with fascinating speculative science while recounting the power struggle between a brilliant scientist, who creates his own miniature race of gadget makers, and his greedy banker. Voice found or not, every one of the stories here is readable and entertaining today because of Sturgeon's singular gifts for clever turns of phrase and compelling narrative.
  • Killdozer!: Volume III: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon
    Killdozer! is the third volume of a series of the complete short stories from Theodore Sturgeon's career. It contains a few of his best and most famous short stories: "Medusa", "Killdozer!" and "Mewhu's Jet." The series editor Paul Williams has dug into the background of each story, and come up with a lot of interesting lore about Sturgeon. Especially of interest in this volume is the alternative original ending to "Mewhu's Jet."
  • Thunder and Roses: Volume IV: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon
    Thunder and Roses is the fourth volume in The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon. Included in Thunder and Roses are 15 stories, with major works like "Maturity," "The Professor's Teddy Bear," "A Way Home," and the title story, in addition to two works never published before.

In addition, here are a few bargain priced new releases that caught my eye:
* This is an imprint of Amazon, not the KDP publishing used by indie authors, from what I can tell.

UK Kindle Daily Deal 4/9

The Kindle Deal of the day for those in the UK is three books to boost your career at up to £2.89 each (>65% off).

Time Management For Dummies (£2.29 UK), by Clare Evans (US edition $12.62)
If you’re finding yourself tied down by piles of paperwork, endless unanswered emails and thousands of to-do lists, then this is the book for you! Become a more efficient, effective and productive you with Time Management For Dummies- your one-stop guide to taking control of your life.

Packed with hundreds of time-saving ideas, techniques and strategies, you’ll be able to: get on top of your workload, communicate effectively, make the most of your business meetings, organise your desk and files, prioritise and delegate well, and kick the procrastination habit. With tips on getting more out of your time away from your desk, maintaining a productive home office environment and still finding time to see to your finances, health and social life, these time management tools will leave you feeling in control of your life – at work and at home.
Persuasion and Influence For Dummies (£2.69 /UK), by Elizabeth Kuhnke (US edition $12.31)
Many people want to gain trust or support in business and throughout life, but the true skill is doing so in a charming fashion! Whether you're convincing the boss about your much-deserved promotion or a busy restaurateur to offer a better table, the power of persuasion can help improve and increase your successes.

Elizabeth Kuhnke, author of the bestselling Body Language For Dummies, guides the reader through easy-to-implement techniques that can turn a timid person into someone bursting with self confidence and the ability to influence.
Voice and Speaking Skills For Dummies (£2.89 /UK), by Judy Apps (US edition $9.99)
Ever wondered why nobody hears you in meetings, or wished people would take you more seriously? Or maybe you're unhappy with your accent, or you feel insecure about your high-pitched or monotonous voice? Voice and Speaking Skills For Dummies will help you to discover the power of your voice, understand how it works, and use your voice like a professional whether in meetings, addressing an audience, or standing in front of a classroom. Take a deep breath, relax those vocal cords, and make your speech sparkle!

We're not all planning to become politicians, or likely to address large audiences on a regular basis, but we all need to be able to communicate well to achieve success. Certain professions require a high level of vocal confidence, notably teachers and business leaders. As well as using body language effectively, we also rely on our voice to convey passion, exude enthusiasm, and command attention--and that's before we've considered the content of our words! A clear understanding of how your voice works, how to maximize its effectiveness, and ways to overcome voice 'gremlins' such as speaking too fast, stuttering, or sounding childish, is pivotal to enabling you to succeed, whatever the situation.

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

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Bargain Book Roundup

Guilt by Association ($2.99) is the first novel in Marcia Clark's Rachel Knight series. I'm picking it up to go with the second, Guilt by Degrees, which I snagged on sale last Summer.
Book Description
Los Angeles D.A. Rachel Knight is a tenacious, wise-cracking, and fiercely intelligent prosecutor in the city's most elite division. When her colleague, Jake, is found dead at a grisly crime scene, Rachel is shaken to the core. She must take over his toughest case: the assault of a young woman from a prominent family.

But she can't stop herself from digging deeper into Jake's death, a decision that exposes a world of power and violence and will have her risking her reputation--and her life--to find the truth.

With her tremendous expertise in the nuances of L.A. courts and crime, and with a vibrant ensemble cast of characters, Marcia Clark combines intimate detail, riotous humor, and visceral action in a debut thriller that marks the launch of a major new figure on the crime-writing scene.

The One-Minute Organizer Plain & Simple and The One-Minute Organizer A to Z Storage Solutions: 500 Tips for Storing Every Item in Your Home ($2.99 each), by Donna Smallin

The One-Minute Organizer Plain & Simple
Every day, in every way, you can get just a little more organized in just a few minutes.For instance, when you take your clothes off, hang them up or put them in the laundry. Throw out that pile of mail-order catalogs you still haven't flipped through. Limit yourself to saving one tote-bag-full of housecleaning rags.The One-Minute Organizer Plain & Simple is the perfect handbook for busy people who don't have time for a top-to-bottom purge or a complete organizational overhaul. Instead Donna Smallin provides 500 fast and innovative ways anybody can become a bit more organized . . . right now. Each tip delivers instant gratification, makes your world a little less cluttered, and brings you one step closer to a more orderly life.Smallin inspires readers by showing how much can be accomplished with an investment of no more than 15 minutes a day. Her quick solutions address such common troubles as paper clutter, household chores that never get done, bills that are always paid late, and schedules that never go quite as smoothly as planned. Every tip is accompanied by a time estimate of 1, 5, 10, or 15 minutes.These days, when everybody is playing a game of catch-up, The One-Minute Organizer Plain & Simple offers busy people 500 quick organizational fixes that will reduce some of the chaos and bring a little calm into a frenetic world.
The One-Minute Organizer A to Z Storage Solutions: 500 Tips for Storing Every Item in Your Home
Got a minute? That's all it takes to conquer clutter! Organizing guru Donna Smallin offers hundreds of quick tips for storing all your household items.

The latest in Storey's best-selling One Minute Organizer series, The One-Minute Organizer A to Z Storage Solutions offers practical advice based on the time-tested principle that everything — absolutely everything — has its place.

From airline tickets to x-rays, Smallin suggests handy ways of organizing household items neatly and in a way that makes the items easy to find. Her idea of "storage" goes far beyond baskets and plastic bins; with her help, readers will not only be able to keep their household items from piling up on the kitchen counter, they'll also be able to find everything they need in seconds. Smallin even tackles the most vexing kinds of clutter — children's artwork, receipts, holiday decorations, and mismatched socks.

Her tips are at once creative and common-sense — like storing earrings in ice cube trays, one set per cube.

Items are presented alphabetically for easy reference and browsing, and the book's colorful, quick-read format makes it both practical and fun. To help readers who are new to a clutter-free lifestyle, Smallin includes some time-tested organizing principles — like discarding old items as you acquire new ones and donating items that haven't been used in more than a year. Every page brings even the most clutter-challenged reader closer to a more ordered life.

With the help of this concise, no-nonsense reference, readers will enjoy more time and less mess. Best of all, they'll be able to find that take-out menu, spare tube of toothpaste, and elusive matching sock, every time.

Baking for All Occasions ($3.99), by Scott Peterson, Chuck Williams and Flo Braker. I may have to get this just to see how they make that Dark Chocolate Custard Tart.
Book Description
Baking expert Flo Braker rises to the occasion with more than 200 celebration-worthy recipes for baked goods. Whether it's an impressive Dark Chocolate Custard Tart to wish someone a happy birthday, a blue ribbon-worthy batch of Fresh Mint Brownies for the annual family reunion, or an Old World Braided Coffee Cake to impress the bridge club, each recipe is custom-crafted to commemorate life's special events. Lots of introductory information on techniques and ingredients ensure that each treat will be baked to perfection, making this a fabulous reference for any cookbook library. Baking for All Occasions makes each day something to celebrate.

Hachette is bringing out new editions of three of New York Times bestselling author Jeff Abbott's novels and you can pre-order them for $1.99 each right now.

What if everything about your life was a lie?

Evan Casher is a successful documentary filmmaker with a perfect life--until the day his mother is brutally murdered. Suddenly pursued by a ruthless circle of killers, Evan discovers his entire past has been a carefully constructed lie. With only one chance at survival and no one he can trust, Evan must discover the shocking truth about his family--and himself...
Everyone has a memory they'd like to forget. For federal witness Miles Kendrick, it's the shootout that left his best friend dead--and Miles a hunted and haunted man. While helping his psychiatrist with a mysterious favor, Miles stumbles upon an illegal research program that could free him--and millions of others with post-traumatic stress disorder--from crippling memories. But when his doctor ends up dead, Miles must run for his life from a murderous conspiracy that gives new meaning to the word "fear."
Ben Forsberg is a successful corporate consultant who is mourning the murder of his new bride.

"Pilgrim" is a former CIA agent who is weary from the long years of living in the shadows.

When Ben's business card turns up in the pocket of a dead hit man, Ben and Pilgrim, two complete strangers, realize that they've been framed in an elaborate setup. Unsure who to trust--and pursued by a brutal and vengeful killer--the unlikely partners have no choice but to work together to discover who's targeted them for elimination--and why. But with everything at stake, Ben has no idea that Pilgrim is harboring some shocking secrets of his own--secrets that will soon force Ben to confront the blurred line between best friends and bitter enemies.

Last up, there are a half-dozen promo editions of Sidney Sheldon's novels for $1.99 each, three of them available now and at the rest pre-orders. I'm picking up the lot (and replacing a couple of paper editions in the process). These promo editions often don't last in the catalog for long, so you'll want to sample and make up your mind fairly quickly. The descriptions on most of these editions are woefully brief, so I've copied the paperback synopsis below, for the most part. All include bonus material, which will be an excerpt from Sidney Sheldon's The Tides of Memory, available April 9th (and which was finished and edited by Tilly Bagshawe).

The Stars Shine Down with Bonus Material
In THE STARS SHINE DOWN, Sidney Sheldon returns to the powerful and classic themes that have made him one of the world's most popular bestselling authors. And in Lara Cameron, he has created his most memorable, richly drawn heroine to date. Lara is America's Princess, the power behind the tallest building on earth, a self-made billionaire who towers over a traditionally male domain, an icon of glamour and accomplishment to men and women everywhere. Beautiful but insecure, ruthless yet vulnerable, Lara has struggled brutally to achieve it all -- yet still wants more. And in a dazzling global setting from London to New York, from Reno to Rome, she will find everything she has ever desired and won -- her fortune, her fame, the man she loves -- swiftly and shockingly imperiled.
Nothing Lasts Forever with Bonus Material
Three young doctors-their hopes, their dreams, their unexpected desires... Dr. Paige Taylor: She swore it was euthanasia, but when Paige inherited a million dollars from a patient, the D.A. called it murder. Dr. Kat Hunter: She vowed never to let another man too close again-until she accepted the challenge of a deadly bet. Dr. Honey Taft: To make it in medicine, she knew she'd need something more than the brains God gave her. Racing from the life-and-death decisions of a big major hospital to the tension-packed fireworks of a murder trial, Nothing Lasts Forever lays bare the ambitions and fears of healers and killers, lovers and betrayers. And proves once again that no reader can outguess Sidney Sheldon, the master of the unexpected.
Morning Noon & Night with Bonus Material
A power revered by presidents and kings, a fortune unsurpassed by few people on earth: all that ended for Harry Stanford the day he mysteriously-and fatally-plunged from his luxury yacht into the Mediterranean Sea. Then, back home in Boston, as the family gathers to grieve for his memory and to war over his legacy, a stunningly beautiful young woman appears. She claims to be Stanford's long-lost daughter and entitled to her share of his estate. Now, flaming with intrigue and passion through the glamorous preserves of the world's super rich, the ultimate game of wits begins, for stakes too dazzling and deadly to imagine.
The Best Laid Plans with Bonus Material
He wanted power. Oliver Russell is fated to rise to the pinnacle of power, the office of President of the United States. She wanted revenge. Leslie Stewart is his betrayed fiancee, a woman dedicated to a single purpose-the downfall of Oliver Russell. Amassing her own media empire, marshaling all her forces against him, she stands poised to destroy Russell on the eve of his most dazzling triumph. From Sidney Sheldon, the unchallenged master of bestselling fiction, comes a story of blazing ambitions and thwarted love that enthralls and surprises with every page...
Tell Me Your Dreams with Bonus Material
She had read about stalkers, but they belonged in a different, faraway world. She had no idea who it could be, who would want to harm her. She was trying desperately not to panic, but lately her sleep had been filled with nightmares, and she had awakened each morning with a feeling of impending doom.

Thus begins Sidney Sheldon's chilling novel, Tell Me Your Dreams. Three beautiful young women are suspected of committing a series of brutal murders. The police make an arrest that leads to one of the most bizarre murder trials of the century. Based on actual events, Sheldon's novel races from London to Rome to the city of Quebec to San Francisco, with a climax that will leave the reader stunned.
The Sky Is Falling with Bonus Material
If America had a royal family, the Taylor Winthrops would wear the crown. In The Sky is Falling, the popular, charismatic Winthrops have captured the imagination of the world with their public service, their enormous charity, and their glamorous lives. But in the period of one year, all five members of the family are killed in a series of accidents. Beautiful young anchor woman Dana Evans begins an investigation and starts unraveling compelling evidence that she can hardly believe.

In her determined pursuit of the truth, Dana never anticipated the cat-and-mouse chase that leads her through a half dozen countries in search of a remorseless killer. As she closes in on her suspect, the shocking secrets she uncovers place Dana and her young son in dire jeopardy. Can Dana outwit her pursuers and expose the truth that will astound the world?

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Bargain Book: The 4-Hour Chef (K)

The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life by Timothy Ferriss was released on Kindle today and there is a special price of $4.99 currently. This is a dollar below the pre-order price many of us (including me) grabbed months ago, so if you missed that deal, don't dally in placing your order. I assume the price will go back up to the $10 or so range I have been seeing on it recently, possibly as early as midnight tonight.

If you did pre-order the book, you were charged the higher price ($5.99). However, you should see a promotional credit on your account in the next 48 hours to reflect the lower price on delivery date.
Book Description

The 4-Hour Chef isn’t just a cookbook. It’s a choose-your-own-adventure guide to the world of rapid learning.

#1 New York Times bestselling author (and lifelong non-cook) Tim Ferriss takes you from Manhattan to Okinawa, and from Silicon Valley to Calcutta, unearthing the secrets of the world’s fastest learners and greatest chefs. Ferriss uses cooking to explain “meta-learning,” a step-by-step process that can be used to master anything, whether searing steak or shooting 3-pointers in basketball. That is the real “recipe” of The 4-Hour Chef.

You'll train inside the kitchen for everything outside the kitchen. Featuring tips and tricks from chess prodigies, world-renowned chefs, pro athletes, master sommeliers, super models, and everyone in between, this “cookbook for people who don’t buy cookbooks” is a guide to mastering cooking and life.

The 4-Hour Chef is a five-stop journey through the art and science of learning:

1. META-LEARNING. Before you learn to cook, you must learn to learn. META charts the path to doubling your learning potential.

2. THE DOMESTIC. DOM is where you learn the building blocks of cooking. These are the ABCs (techniques) that can take you from Dr, Seuss to Shakespeare.

3. THE WILD. Becoming a master student requires self-sufficiency in all things. WILD teaches you to hunt, forage, and survive.

4. THE SCIENTIST. SCI is the mad scientist and modernist painter wrapped into one. This is where you rediscover whimsy and wonder.

5. THE PROFESSIONAL. Swaraj, a term usually associated with Mahatma Gandhi, can be translated as “self-rule.” In PRO, we’ll look at how the best in the world become the best in the world, and how you can chart your own path far beyond this book.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Free Audiobook - The Dip

The audiobook edition of The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick) ($10.99 Kindle), by Seth Godin, narrated by Seth Godin, is free from Audible.
Book Description
The old saying is wrong—winners do quit, and quitters do win.

Every new project (or job, or hobby, or company) starts out exciting and fun. Then it gets harder and less fun, until it hits a low point—really hard, and not much fun at all.

And then you find yourself asking if the goal is even worth the hassle. Maybe you’re in a Dip—a temporary setback that will get better if you keep pushing. But maybe it’s really a Cul-de-Sac, which will never get better, no matter how hard you try.

According to bestselling author Seth Godin, what really sets superstars apart from everyone else is the ability to escape dead ends quickly, while staying focused and motivated when it really counts.

Winners quit fast, quit often, and quit without guilt—until they commit to beating the right Dip for the right reasons. In fact, winners seek out the Dip. They realize that the bigger the barrier, the bigger the reward for getting past it. If you can become number one in your niche, you’ll get more than your fair share of profits, glory, and long-term security.

Losers, on the other hand, fall into two basic traps. Either they fail to stick out the Dip—they get to the moment of truth and then give up—or they never even find the right Dip to conquer.

Whether you’re a graphic designer, a sales rep, an athlete, or an aspiring CEO, this fun little book will help you figure out if you’re in a Dip that’s worthy of your time, effort, and talents. If you are, The Dip will inspire you to hang tough. If not, it will help you find the courage to quit—so you can be number one at something else.

Seth Godin doesn’t claim to have all the answers. But he will teach you how to ask the right questions.
Get the free audiobook from Audible (some geographic restrictions may apply)

Free Audiobook - The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

The audiobook edition of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change ($8.06 Kindle), by Stephen R. Covey, narrated by Stephen R. Covey, is free in the Audible store.
Book Description
Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has been a top seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. Celebrating its 15th year of helping people solve personal and professional problems, this special anniversary edition includes a new forward and afterword written by Covey that explore whether the 7 Habits are still relevant and answer some of the most common questions he has received over the past 15 years.

This audio edition is the first ever unabridged recording of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
Get the free audiobook from Audible (some geographic restrictions may apply). It looks like the Enhanced format isn't available for this edition, so you can't send it to your Kindle wirelessly. Instead, download the 4 format using the Audible manager and transfer to your Kindle via USB.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Free Audiobook - Kluge

Get a free MP3 download of Kluge: The Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind ($9.99 Kindle, $17.95 Audible), by Gary Marcus, narrated by Stephen Hoye, over at Tantor Media today.
Book Description
Are we "noble in reason"? Perfect, in God's image? Far from it, says New York University psychologist Gary Marcus. In this lucid and revealing book, Marcus argues that the mind is not an elegantly designed organ but a "kluge", a clumsy, cobbled-together contraption. He unveils a fundamentally new way of looking at the human mind - think duct tape, not supercomputer - that sheds light on some of the most mysterious aspects of human nature.

Taking us on a tour of the fundamental areas of human experience - memory, belief, decision making, language, and happiness - Marcus reveals the myriad ways our minds fall short. He examines why people often vote against their own interests, why money can't buy happiness, why leaders often stick to bad decisions, and why a sentence like "people people left left" ties us into knots even though it's only four words long.

He also offers surprisingly effective ways to outwit our inner kluge - for example, always consider alternative explanations, make contingency plans, and beware the vivid, personal anecdote. Throughout, he shows how only evolution - haphazard and undirected - could have produced the minds we humans have, while making a brilliant case for the power and usefulness of imperfection.
Get the free audiobook from Tantor Media.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Free Audiobook - The Body Has a Mind of Its Own

You can get a free MP3 download of The Body Has a Mind of Its Own: How Body Maps in Your Brain Help You Do (Almost) Everything Better ($13.99 Kindle; $20.95 Audible), by Sandra Blakeslee and Matthew Blakeslee, narrated by Kate Reading, direct from Tantor Audio.
Book Description
In this compelling, cutting-edge book, two generations of science writers explore the exciting science of “body maps” in the brain–and how startling new discoveries about the mind-body connection can change and improve our lives. Why do you still feel fat after losing weight? What makes video games so addictive? How can “practicing” your favorite sport in your imagination improve your game? The answers can be found in body maps.

Just as road maps represent interconnections across the landscape, your many body maps represent all aspects of your bodily self, inside and out. In concert, they create your physical and emotional awareness and your sense of being a whole, feeling self in a larger social world.

Moreover, your body maps are profoundly elastic. Your self doesn’t begin and end with your physical body but extends into the space around you. This space morphs every time you put on or take off clothes, ride a bike, or wield a tool. When you drive a car, your personal body space grows to envelop it. When you play a video game, your body maps automatically track and emulate the actions of your character onscreen. When you watch a scary movie, your body maps put dread in your stomach and send chills down your spine. If your body maps fall out of sync, you may have an out-of-body experience or see auras around other people.

The Body Has a Mind of Its Own explains how you can tap into the power of body maps to do almost anything better–whether it is playing tennis, strumming a guitar, riding a horse, dancing a waltz, empathizing with a friend, raising children, or coping with stress.

The story of body maps goes even further, providing a fresh look at the causes of anorexia, bulimia, obsessive plastic surgery, and the notorious golfer’s curse “the yips.” It lends insights into culture, language, music, parenting, emotions, chronic pain, and more.

Filled with illustrations, wonderful anecdotes, and even parlor tricks that you can use to reconfigure your body sense, The Body Has a Mind of Its Own will change the way you think–about the way you think.
Get the free audiobook from Tantor Media.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Free Book - Stop Smoking Effortlessly (K)

Stop Smoking Effortlessly, by Leo White, is free in the Kindle store, courtesy of micro-press Starlight Studio. Be sure to check the price before one-clicking, as I'm posting this one pretty late in the evening.
Book Description
A Dose of Truth with a Twist of Zen

A new book released on New Year's Eve 2012....have you found yourself unable to stop smoking using every method out there, including the use of your willpower?

Does stopping or quitting smoking seem like a huge, monumental and complicated ordeal? Has your willpower failed you when trying to stop smoking? Have you tried everything to stop without success? Let me guide you towards the effortless, simple, free way to stop smoking, without the use of drugs, other forms of nicotine, complicated techniques, or endless reading of anxiety-provoking "tips and tricks" which only complicate the process and make it more dreadful.

After reading Stop Smoking Effortlessly™ and trying my effortless, simple and straightforward way to stop smoking, you will realize that it is the "easier, softer" way; your joy and excitement will increase each day as you become smoke-free one day after another, and a new hope and brightness will begin to return to your life as each day progresses and you find yourself joyously free of the deadly slavery of nicotine addiction.

This is a new way out that you will find so effortless and easy, you will wonder how it could ever have seemed so difficult to stop. Yet everything you have done to try to stop has brought you to this point where you are now, and this is the perfect time for you to finally be released from this deadly addiction to nicotine. This book is for anyone who has a sincere and desperate desire to stop. The author was addicted to nicotine for 27 yrs and sober in AA for 10 yrs before stopping smoking. The book Stop Smoking Effortlessly™ is about how the author found the way out, and highlights for you this same path of freedom from nicotine addiction. Although not a twelve step book per se, this book was inspired by the twelve steps and will appeal to smokers familiar with the twelve steps of recovery or with an interest in spirituality, and will also be easily digestible to readers outside of this group who are desperate to stop smoking. It's more like a dose of truth with a twist of Zen.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Trio of Free Books (K-UK)

There are three free pre-orders for UK Kindle customers today. Due the publishers involved, I don't believe these will end up free for those in the US (or other regions), but I'll keep an eye one them, just in case.

Karren Brady's 10 Rules for Success (Main/UK), by Karren Brady
Book Description
Karren Brady’s 10 Rules for Success are the secret to getting ahead for working women everywhere!

From knowing how to negotiate to embracing ambition and planning to win, Karren Brady’s 10 Rules for Success are the key factors and truths which have helped Britain’s best known business woman be the successful, independent working woman she is known and admired for.

Taken from Strong Woman – her honest, incredible and brilliantly inspiring story of how she got to where she is today – from an 18 year old apprentice at an advertising company to the Vice-Chairman of a football club and Lord Sugar’s right hand woman – and how you can make it to the top too.

Being a successful woman isn’t about aiming for the mythical ‘having it all’, it’s about working out what you want, aiming high and digging your heels in. Sharing in Karren’s personal and professional knock backs and triumphs, her motivations and inspirations, not to mention her personal rules for success – Strong Woman is a rousing read for working women everywhere.

It's Not Me It's You: Tales of love, heartbreak... and serial killers (Main/UK), by Beverly Barton, Lee Weeks, Grace Monroe, Jessie Jones, Gemma Burgess, Zoe Strimpel and Stella Newman.
Book Description
From rubbish boyfriends to the seriously broken hearted, serial killers to serial daters and dating detoxers; this collection of extracts is the perfect antidote to Valentine’s Day.

Pear Shaped: “A fabulous first novel by a British writer…Her writing is witty and snappy.” Wendy Holden

The Man Diet: Join one woman on her quest to end bad romance.

Kiss and Die: “If you like gory thrillers, you won’t be disappointed.” Closer magazine

Rubbish Boyfriends: We’ve all had them – but can Dayna find the diamond amongst the rough?

If I'm Dead: A free Rachel Knight short story (Main/UK; $0.99 US), by Marcia Clark
Book Description
An all-new short story from Marcia Clark, IF I'M DEAD shows Deputy District Attorney Rachel Knight in her element - the courtroom - fighting to make the jury convict a man who killed his wife.

The one snag? No body...

IF I'M DEAD is a tense and compelling account of a high-stakes trial. Extracts from the two Rachel Knight novels are also included!