Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Free and bargain Kindle books! (Wednesday Jan 23)

Here is today's selection of free and bargain Kindle books!

Dangerous Journey, by Joanne Pence. (Still free?)

Let's start off today with this romantic suspense - from USA bestselling author Joanne Pence. Free today!

"An exciting, romantic adventure! CJ Perkins, a resilient young woman, who doesn't know how special she is, goes to Hong Kong to find her missing brother. She meets the handsome Darius Kane and the adventure begins. Hong Kong and the Asian jungle were so very well described! Her characters were well crafted and the plot was believable. The story was exciting, over the top enough to be thrilling, but not entirely unlikely." -- GrandCanyonGirl, Amazon reviewer

C.J. Perkins is trying to find her brother who went missing while on a Peace Corps assignment in Asia. All she knows is that the disappearance has something to do with a "White Dragon." Darius Kane, adventurer and bounty hunter, seems to be her only hope, and she practically shanghais him into helping her.

With a touch of the romantic adventure film "Romancing the Stone," C.J. and Darius follow a trail that takes them to through the narrow streets of Hong Kong, to the backrooms of San Francisco's Chinatown, to the wild jungles of Borneo, as they pursue both her brother and the White Dragon. The closer C.J. gets to them, the more danger she finds herself in—and it's not just danger of losing her life, but also of losing her heart.

[This is a completely revised edition of novel previously published as Armed and Dangerous.]

186 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 7 reviews.



Strictly G.I.: The WWII Letters of Cpl. Wanda M. Renn, by Patricia Arnold. (Still free?)

This work commemorates a the service of a woman - the author's grandmother - during World War II. Nothing "takes you there" like a firsthand account like this. Free today!

"I am very interested in personal perspectives of the war and this did not disappoint. Very interesting and full of real experiences. The letters home were very cheery since those abroad didn't want to burden or worry those at home. You won't fine tons of angst or conflict, but if you are looking for a lighthearted addition to history from the war, this is a good pick." -- Kelandry, Amazon reviewer

Strictly G.I. Letters from a WAAC is a woman's historical World War II Memoir created from an actual collection of letters and Vmail. Wanda served in the 149th WAAC Post Hq. Co., the first group of Womens Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC) during World War II to be sent overseas. "Strictly G.I." is a phrase my grandmother used to describe herself. She advanced quickly in the ranks, and shared her proudest moments in the letters, beginning with her initial training in Des Moines to marches before the general in North Africa. She also shares more humorous moments and interesting observations.

Here is a quote from one Vmail:

"We have a radio in our “room” and whenever we get a short wave station from the states, it makes a person stop and think. You don’t know – you can’t possibly know what war really is – in all reality."

These historical letters have been transcribed in chronological order. Also included are a forward and "postscript" from Wanda's grandaughter. The letters have never been published until now. The letters document Wanda's training in 1942 at Fort Des Moines, Iowa to the dispatch of her unit overseas to French North Africa. Wanda's portrayal of life as a teletypist is lively and descriptive. The letters also record her perspective of the media's portrayal of the WAACs. Also unfolding in the letters is her concern for her male counterparts, and her growing affection for one special soldier.

Women in America will be inspired Wanda's witt and resilience. Unlike servicemen, the auxiliaries could not receive overseas pay or government life insurance. If they became sick or wounded, they would not receive veterans’ hospitalization. If they were killed, their parents received no death gratuity.

Enjoy this first person account of WWII from the perspective of a hard-working and very human female soldier.

159 pages, with a 3.8-star rating from 5 reviews.



Here's a bargain Kindle book, available for 99 cents today!

The Descendant, by Kelley Grealis. (Still $0.99?)

Here's the first book in highly-rated Descendant Vampire Series. This bargain book is priced at $0.99 today.

"This was not your typical vampire story with Ms. Grealis creating her own spin on how the first vampire came to be. From the very beginning of the book, Ms. Grealis draws readers in by making Allison someone most people can relate to. We've all been in that place of dis-satisfaction where we want to find our purpose in life, whether or not it will really make us happy. Allison's journey to find her true origins takes the reader on many exciting twists and turns. The vivid use of language sucks the reader right there alongside Allison." -- Sunshine, Amazon reviewer

Allison Carmichael wakes from a car wreck with no memory of the past three years. She doesn’t recall her husband’s death or how she alienated her friends, and she definitely doesn’t remember anything about her new boyfriend Vincent Drake – a charismatic man with a penchant for rare and unique possessions. In fact, the only things familiar to Allison are her seemingly common ailments – insomnia, lack of appetite, erratic body temperature – which have gone undiagnosed and are worsening.

But Vincent knows exactly who, and what, Allison is – a mortal descendant of the first vampire. He is a vampire who has watched over Allison and her ancestors since the Biblical times of Cain and Abel ensuring their secret is kept. Once he realizes Allison’s symptoms are accelerating and transforming her, he’ll stop at nothing to have her.

Vincent tells Allison that she is a descendant and the first of her kind to exhibit signs of vampirism. Her worsening symptoms mean that she must decide between risking her mortal death if she cannot control her symptoms or fully transforming into a vampire and damning her soul for eternity. A decision made even more difficult when Allison discovers that Vincent has manipulated her life, and everyone in it, so that he can have the one thing no one else in the world has – the first descendant-turned-vampire.

288 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 34 reviews.



Armed Gunmen, True Facts, and Other Ridiculous Nonsense: A Compiled Compendium of Repetitive Redundancies, by Richard A. Kallan. (Still free?)

I love wordplay, and this book takes a comical look at the oxymorons in our lives. Help! They're everywhere!

"Those bothered by the silly redundancies embedded in such terms as ATM machine or LCD display should consider this book a much-needed necessity." -- Entertainment Weekly

A book that makes [its] point to hilarious effect." -- Fayetteville Observer

"Charmingly compiled." -- Contra Costa Times

Tautology--
A word or group of words that unintentionally repeats its meaning.

When was the last time you entered your PIN NUMBER into the ATM MACHINE? Or longed for the PERFECT UTOPIA? Using unnecessary words can make written and spoken language a DISORGANIZED MESS, but it's not just STUPID IDIOTS who do so. We're all guilty, and this irreverent collection of tautologies catalogs our most common redundancies and wittily defines them. A FUNNY COMIC, for instance is "one who's employed"; a BLACK CROW is "the outcast in those large albino flocks"; and a SURVIVING WIDOW is "the last one standing in an all-widow game of Russian roulette."

Illustrated with comically apt reproductions by the nineteenth-century artist George Cruikshank, Armed Gunmen, True Facts, and Other Ridiculous Nonsense is a welcome antidote to a growing tendency in contemporary usage--and the perfect book for grammarphobes, word geeks, and language lovers alike.

160 pages, with a 4.8-star rating from 18 reviews.



Brightside, by Mark Tullius. (Still free?)

"This story of loss, family, and childhood trauma is a great read- I read it one night- and you'll start evaluating your life the way Brightsiders are forced to do. It's a really fresh premise, very unlike anything you've ever read." -- Ariana R., Amazon reviewer

They call us Thought Thieves, but it's not like we have a choice. All the sick twisted things rolling around in people's heads, we can't help but hear.

That's why they rounded us up, stuck us in this little town. It's to make you feel safe. But they can't keep us here forever.

It's Day 100 and it's all gonna end. One way or another, I'm getting out of Brightside.

"My faith has been restored, great story tellers are still alive!" Dragonfly

"I'd recommend this book to anyone! Amazing thriller that will keep you engaged to the very end!" Shari Lindsay

"The tension builds with every risky encounter with another thought thief until you're frantically churning through pages to reach the ending - which comes not with a whimper but a wailing scream." ElementalX

"From the first few pages you find your self wondering what will happen next and trying to guess how it will end." LVguy702

"An amazing story, told at breakneck pace...who says science fiction writers cannot develop characters? I don't need to describe the book but only guarantee you won't put it down unfinished." Wardog

If you enjoy dark, fast-paced fiction, Brightside is for you.

300 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 35 reviews.



MACE OF THE APOCALYPSE, by Daniel J Williams. (Still free?)

"This book starts out with a bang and never lets you go. It's a truly frightening world they find themselves living in and it's very interesting to see the different ways that people react and adjust to their new surroundings. This book is frightening, sometimes extremely violent and very well written." -- Sarah Barber, Amazon reviewer

On a beautiful spring afternoon in San Francisco a deadly toxin is released. Within hours it spreads like wildfire, consuming the entire Bay Area. A small group of survivors, desperate to stay alive, must travel through a gauntlet of raging corpses, battling their inner demons and each other along the way.

Through a priest, they gain access to a partial antidote. Holing up in a hospital in an attempt to create a safe zone, everything they believe in will be questioned. The antidote, they soon discover, is almost as dangerous as the infection.

Things unravel within their walls as a teenage gang deliberately infects themselves after receiving the partial cure. They revel in the power it gives them. Believing in their invincibility, they declare war on all who get in their way.

Faith will be lost. Lives will be surrendered. Heroes will rise.

This is the first book of a series. The second book, "Value of Jade," was released on Sept. 20, 2012.

271 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 20 reviews.



The Seventeenth Floor, by Dmytro Bondarenko. (Still free?)

"Kostya is an amazingly well written character. At every step he remains as human as the reader. That's a common thread among most of the characters in the novel as well. The author has a very good sense of realism in character development. Throughout this story, you really get to care for the characters as they develop. This ultimately leads to an ending that is as emotional as any I've ever read." -- Travis, Amazon reviewer

A story about a young Ukrainian man who was very fond of his wife but secretly dreamed of other women. A friend of his advised him to visit a local brothel...

169 pages, with a 4-star rating from 3 reviews.



Thin Places, by Diane Owens Prettyman. (Still free?)

"A fine debut novel, and the only one I've read that combines the best aspects of a thriller, the depth of character of the highest-order literary fiction, and the sublimeness of the most memorable spiritual writing (without knocking a reader over the head with a message), and doing all in a voice so unique that her readers would recognize it instantly should they be given an anonymized sample of her much-anticipated second novel. Go Diane!" -- Amazon reviewer

Just days before his execution, Calvery Thomas has reason to believe in thin places. He looks at the world through the eyes of someone who has already passed on. When he promises Finn Tully a reward to find his daughter and prove his innocence to her, Calvery knows the request is unreasonable. He also knows Finn needs his help, and Calvery's daughter needs the money. Finn is clean, sober, on the downside of a prison term and not about to get swallowed up in Calvery's problems until a series of unexplainable events propel Finn into the middle of the mysteries surrounding Calvery's execution. When Finn finds the daughter, Chloe, in Clam Harbor, Washington, he soon realizes she is in danger. Chloe is a tough, no-nonsense charter boat captain involved in a smuggling operation with the very man who framed her father. Finn and Chloe join forces to find the truth behind Calvery's execution and, in the process, discover the power of a father's love and the miracles of the world beyond this one.

258 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 27 reviews.



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2 comments:

  1. thank you again for a great selection to choose from.

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  2. Thank I am usually into romances but I picked up Bright Side and Mace Of The Apocalypse!!!

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