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Friday, March 14, 2014
Today's Kindle Freebies: March 14th
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Efimios is an ancient Greek and an unsung hero of Athens. He has saved the city countless times by undertaking time-travelling missions as instructed by Goddess Athena herself. Now an elderly man, he sends his son Phevos and his adopted daughter Daphne on a time-travelling quest to modern-day Athens. Mysterious as always, he only advises his children to look out for the signs without offering any explanations. Mystified, yet eager to obey their father’s will, Phevos and Daphne settle down in this new world, having been offered assistance by two orphaned siblings: Ksenia and Manos. New friendships and romantic love change their lives while their father’s covert purpose is gradually revealed. As the youngsters continue to unravel the secrets of their family past, inevitably they get caught up in the ongoing conflict between two Gods, one of which becomes their protector and the other, their worst nemesis. Who will prevail when the rival Gods meet again and will the mortal bystanders survive to tell the tale?
What happens to Jack, John, Lisa, Janie and Alice when they meet up with one of the deadliest demons in Paranormal history? Do they escape the wrath of Elisabeth McBride or were they sucked into their own deaths by the hands of a demonic young girl? Will they be able to team up and help a young girl find her way or will they have to destroy her world and everything she touches to save their own lives? Read Elisabeth McBride, it's murder, horror,suspense and paranormal. So many thriller aspects in just one book!
Foundling: A Vampire caused by accidental means Throw together Nazi Vampires, Jewish Vampires, and one very special protective Vampire who is 1000 years old; and you have the makings of an explosive and riveting story. What would you do, if the love of your life, was suddenly kidnapped by Nazi vampires and forced to become one of them? How would you feel if these same vampires discovered she was Jewish and sentenced her to a permanent death? Join our hero Donnie as he battles the obstacles of the underworld in a quest for survival against the odds. Will he prevail and save his one true love from eternal damnation?
Unmending the Veil implies that somehow the torn Temple veil has been mended. Stitch by stitch, Robin has closed her heart off to God. Years have passed since a nearly fatal attack by her husband, and still, she is paralyzed by fear and grief. When faced with the command to forgive all things, will Robin be able to forgive the man who nearly killed her, forgive God for taking what mattered most, and forgive herself for her own attempt at murder?
Forget everything you know about angels… You’ll likely find Alyxandria slicing demons with her blades rather than plucking at harp strings. She trains harder than any other warrior to prove she is nothing like her parents who abandoned her to become Rogues. After a series of confusing visions, Alyx saves Israel, a mysterious mortal who knows too much. She discovers she has been chosen as his Guardian. There’s just one problem. She is forbidden to even see him again. Why does he need protecting? And from who? What she uncovers will change everything… an Elders’ dark plan, a keye to unlock Hell, and a prophecy that warns of the greatest war this Earth will ever know. Her problems just multiplied. The war for Earth is just beginning.
Murder in the windy city. Love without trust. Reckless justice. These are the themes in “Painting With Fire,” the story of Claudia Wilson, a woman down on her luck living with a stranger, an artist named Tom. After the two of them discover a body on the street corner, buried in a snow bank, Claudia becomes obsessed with the murder and the fact that her roommate is not telling her everything about his past. While police search for the killer in her building, she wonders if she should be searching for a new roommate. Claudia learns everything she can about the neighbors, as well as Tom. In the end, she makes a startling discovery. When art and violence collide, the results can be explosive.
Religion and Politics - Chicago-style. When the Chicago Daily News accuses State’s Attorney Victor Pulaski of favoring the rich by disregarding the real story about the suicide of a society teenager, Chicago’s prosecutor unleashes his chief pit bull to dig up the dirt. “Fire Plug” O’Neill, the Senior Assistant State’s Attorney and a defense attorneys’ nightmare is ordered to track down the facts and apply the law in the finest Chicago tradition. Wielding the Grand Jury like a sledgehammer at a demolition party, O’Neill raises the ante on all of the suspects, including the Cardinal of Chicago and a prominent Bishop, until everyone reaches the boiling point in this high-stakes pursuit of the “truth.” Fans of television shows like "Law & Order," "Criminal Minds" and "Suits" will feel right at home with SPECIAL DISPENSATIONS' fast-paced action, fascinating cast of characters and finely-tuned twists and turns where Canon Law meets Common Law.
To a Civil War Confederate soldier, SURRENDER didn't just bring DISHONOR, it brought DEATH. Caged Confederates is a story of passion, intrigue and the fight to defend the land they love. This civil war historical novel depicts the hard fought battles for control of the crucial waterways of the Tennessee River Valley and the South's Heartland. Flush with its first major victories, the Union Army would find itself woefully unprepared to care for the thousands of Confederate prisoners captured on the field of battle. The Confederate prisoners of war faced an enemy just as deadly as rifles and artillery. They faced the brutal hell of Camp Douglas, Chicago, Illinois, where over 6,000 would meet their end in the harshest conditions devised by their fellow Americans. The two-fold tragedy is first, that it happened and second, so few of us even know it occurred.
Annie O'Malley's dream of owning a secondhand bookstore in tight-knit Audubon Springs is coming true. Still reeling from her parents' sudden deaths, she believes that signs or messages can be found within the pages of books. She loves her job and has made plenty of friends but longs for the acceptance only love and a family can provide. Tony Iuliano is there to fix the wiring in her shop. He doesn't believe in fate, magic, or the power of a good book. All this combined with his sexy-as-sin presence and all-knowing attitude infuriates Annie. The quirky bookworm intrigues him enough to accept her bet to read a book from her shop. When he discovers a stack of fifty-year-old love letters in the book, he wants to leave the past alone, but seeing it as a sign, Annie challenges him to read the letters and search for the long-lost lovers or lose the bet. While shaking the dust off several ill-fated romances and fighting their attraction at every turn, the pair soon become the town gossip daily special. If they can stop arguing long enough, they may just discover this particular sign was meant for them all along.
Vowing to join the United States Military instead of going to college, a young man ends up joining the 317th regiment of the United States Army and fighting in the foreign lands of Normandy and Germany. In these memoirs, the soldier brings up such topics as race relations and the ever brutal experiences in combat. He questions the need for conflict in the first place, and wonders whether or not risking one’s life in combat is worth it. He also describes, in detail, the terror of leading armored patrols on foreign soil and dealing with the German Panzer tank divisions head on.
The Anne of Green Gables Series and MUCH MORE in one Collection! As the father of four daughters who LOVE the Anne books, I set out to create the ultimate Kindle edition of these timeless books. I wanted a perfectly-formatted, easy-to-use Kindle release that included these amazing books at a fantastic price. And here is the result! This exciting collection has these great features: The complete text of eight great books featuring Anne "with an e" Shirley Three additional novels from Lucy Maud Montgomery One complete book of poetry by Montgomery, "The Watchman and Other Poems" 142 wonderful short stories written by Montgomery Links to download the unabridged audiobooks of all 11 novels for FREE! The ability to easily jump to any book using the Kindle "go to" feature An individual, active table of contents for each book so you can go to any chapter Clean formatting, giving you full control over fonts and font sizes
22 Books and 660 Illustrations! The works of Beatrix Potter are some of the most beloved children's stories of all time. Now enjoy them all in a single, high quality collection at an amazing price. The convenient table of contents will allow you to jump instantly to any of the 22 books, including timeless characters like Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny, Squirrel Nutkin, and many more. Any you're sure to love the 660 included illustrations, many in full color. In addition, you'll find a link at the end of this collection to download complete audiobooks of 19 of these timeless stories...perfect for letting kids listen along while they look at the pictures.
Set in the present, this richly illustrated allegorical novel is a coming of age tale in the digital age. Tapping into the power of creativity and the imagination the heroine, a 12-year-old girl named Jean, learns important lessons after her grandmother dies. Growing up in this fast-paced era of the Internet and technology has particular challenges, especially for girls. Women have come so far, yet where are they? Is there any time to look back? Have we thrown out the baby with the bathwater? In the novel, the heroine Jean unwittingly stumbles into the alluring web of tradition while trying to hang on to the last threads of childhood and cope with her feelings after the unexpected death of her beloved grandmother. With guidance from mythological and imaginary female characters, with support from her parents, her teacher, her aunt and uncle, and from books and the Internet Jean gradually pieces together her understanding of what is means to be female. She learns skills in the fiber arts, gains confidence and discovers key stories from the past told from a new point of view. Alone in her room, she encounters Dust Bunnies representing the Three Fates, a few special goddesses in animal form, plus folk, fairytale and biblical heroines, including Grandmother Spider, Isis, Brigit, Athena, Rachel and Psyche. She liberates Arachne, the mortal condemned by Athena to the life of a spider, hidden and feared. Over time Jean sees that she is part of the evolving family of women on earth stretching back centuries through many cultural traditions. Jean learns about caring, questioning, expressing her deepest concerns, listening to others and appreciating the wonders and mysteries of nature and of language. She finds inner beauty and strength, and earns respect. By the end of the story, Jean has gained in wisdom and maturity, feels good about herself and hopeful for her future. 27 Illustrations with vivid colors and textural elements illuminate the story throughout the book.
In the spring of 2007, two best friends inadvertently start a popular rock band while driving a stolen delivery truck across the western United States. Blake Caldaro, a rum-obsessed 22-year-old, finds himself sobering up on the northbound highway out of Puerto Vallarta with more bottles than he could ever drink and the keys to another man’s truck. Joining him for the ride is his carefree and ever-sarcastic friend, Booker. Despite narrowly escaping the country intact, the pair quickly grow restless and decide to take the truck back on the road. Anything - even the risk of getting caught - is better than their dead-end lives in L.A. In a Denver bar, they become friends with a loner passing through town. The trio jokingly begin to pose as a touring band, happily enjoying the perks of fake stardom as they repeat the hoax each night in a different city and venue. Their band quickly gains popularity on a brand new social media forum – Twitter – and they soon face the unexpected challenges of their increasing fame. This roving narrative explores the live-for-today mentality of the young and aimless while embracing the binds of friendship and adulthood. A Rum Truck is both deadpan and insightful, and it is the quirky and unapologetic narrator who ultimately steals the spotlight. In this standout debut, Avitabile's voice is sharp, funny, and undeniable. Introducing himself to the world through this rum-soaked tale of irresponsibility, he offers a witty, honest depiction of the spoils of Internet fame, a love of live music, and a view into a life spent wandering.