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Killing Nazis cover-cs- smallKilling Nazis by Nikos Kalpakis
Type:  Short story
Genre: Thriller
Price: 0.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon       Smashwords    

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Themis is a burnout painter who stumbles on a crime scene. Ali, one of his black neighbours, is brutally stabbed to death in an alley in Thessaloniki. Themis spots two Neo-Nazis lurking nearby and then it hits him: inspiration courses through him and he creates a masterpiece. Themis craves inspiration as much as the truth though…. But is inspiration worth dying for?

What they’re saying about it:

I was pulled into the story and in the end I wished to have more. The action in this book was so good and just enough for me to have a small adrenaline rush.

I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars because although it was very well written and the depth of development was good, I personally am not a massive fan of violence in books. However, I would recommend this read and believe that it is a brilliant look into the human psyche and also a fast paced, action packed story.

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0985545208_frontcoverAwake in the Mad World by Damon Ferrell Marbut
Genre: Contemporary Fiction/Coming of Age
Price: .99
Where to get it:
Amazon  
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Pete Rattigan is a frustrated young newspaper journalist caught up in uncertainty of the post-graduate “real world”. One night, one seemingly minor encounter sparks a philosophical journey which leads him to discover that in the most beautiful or even cruel moments of life, the power of friendship explains the power of the universe. And that perhaps there is no such thing as chance. With force, humor and sensitivity Damon Ferrell Marbut presents his debut, Awake in the Mad World, which frees its audience to believe again in the wildness of the young American heart, how it beats just to prove that it will always survive and succeed on its own terms.
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“The book is rich with the complexities of the human experience.”
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“Marbut’s novel is a beautiful, thoughtful read.”
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“It’s not often that a book touches me as much as ‘Awake in the Mad World’ has.”

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delvgithDelight Directed Learning: Guide Your Homeschooler Toward Passionate Learning by Lee Binz
Type: Non-fiction 
Genre:  Advice/How-to
Price: Currently 0.99, but free from 4/26 – 4/30
Where to Get It:
Amazon  

 

Homeschoolers understand that a solid high school education involves  more than just the standard high school courses.  Yes, it is true that  mastering science, math, and literature is important for homeschoolers – and vitally important if college lies ahead.  But equally important are those subjects that the student is passionate about,  subjects that  they will study for hours on end, “just for the fun of it.”

This  delight directed learning is the true “secret sauce” of a great  homeschool education.  It will help your student stand out in a crowd of college applicants.  It can launch a career in business, or industry,  or the Arts.  It can lead to life-changing internships and real world  work experience.  It can open doors not just to college, but to life!

What are these delight directed topics?  How can you recognize them?  How  can you help your student discover them?  How can they be captured and  reflected on your student’s educational records?  These questions and  more are answered in “Delight Directed Learning,” the second book in Lee Binz’s brand new series, Coffee Break Books.   The first book in this  series, “Planning High School Courses,” describes the traditional high  school courses that every homeschool student who is leaning toward  college should cover.  This companion volume captures the other  components of a solid homeschool education, the extra, sometimes  non-traditional, subjects that make your child unique!

Designed  especially for parents who don’t want to spend hours and hours reading a 400-page book on homeschooling high school, this series combines Lee’s  practical and friendly approach with detailed, but easy-to-digest  information, perfect to read over a cup of coffee at your favorite  coffee shop!  Never overwhelming, always accessible and manageable,  each book in the series will give parents the tools they need to tackle  the tasks of homeschooling high school, one warm sip at a time.

Lee Binz, The HomeScholar, understands what it takes to graduate homeschool students who are fully prepared for college and for life.  Lee’s  practical advice and organized presentations have helped thousands of  homeschool parents muster the courage to complete their homeschooling  journey. She is both reassuring and empowering, and will give you the  knowledge you need to successfully graduate your high school student,  and have confidence that they are ready to take on the world.

A  firm believer that homeschooling provides the best possible learning  environment, and that parents are capable of providing a superior  education for their children, Lee’s mission is to encourage and equip  parents to homeschool through high school.

Get your copy today!

What they’re saying about it:

5 Star! This little book is full of valuable tips on fostering your children’s  passions and turning those passions into high school courses.  Lee’s  encouraging tone gives confidence to think outside the box.  I found it  extremely helpful, and I highly recommend it!  – gphooker

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000037_00036]WHITE HEAT by Paul D. Marks
Genre: Noir Mystery Thriller
Price: $0.99 for the month of April only
Where to Get It: 
Amazon

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P.I. Duke Rogers finds himself in a combustible situation in this racially charged thriller. His case might have to wait… The immediate problem: getting out of South Central Los Angeles in one piece during the 1992 “Rodney King” riots and that’s just the beginning of his problems.

While Duke tracks down the killer he must also deal with the racism of his partner, Jack, and from Warren, the murder victim’s brother. He must also confront his own possible latent racism – even as he’s in an interracial relationship with the dead woman’s sister.

What they’re saying about it:

White Heat is a “…taut crime yarn set in 1992 against the turmoil of the Los Angeles riots that followed the acquittal of the police officers charged with assaulting motorist Rodney King…. the author ably evokes the chaos that erupted after the Rodney King verdict.”–Publishers Weekly

WHITE HEAT CHOSEN AS ONE OF THE BEST FICTION BOOKS OF 2012:  Rosa St. Claire at Examiner.com just named White Heat one of the best fiction books of 2012, along with Megan Abbott’s Dare Me, Blind Night by Michael W. Sherer, Merry Christmas, Alex Crossby James Patterson, The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling and a handful of others. (examiner.com/review/best-fiction-books-of-2012-and-new-titles-for-2013)

“White Heat” is a riveting read of mystery, much recommended. ­­–Midwest Book Review

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goodGood Guys Love Dogs by Inglath Cooper
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Price: 99 cents
Where to Get It:

Amazon    Kobo     iTunes 

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Desperate father Ian McKinley moves his delinquent teenage son to the small Virginia town of Keeling Creek, a place very unlike the New York City life he has been leading. Love takes him by surprise when he falls for Colby Williams, a woman unlike anyone he has ever been drawn to, a small town vet with a heart for animals and a fierce love for a teenage daughter she is also struggling to raise.

But Colby has a secret in her past, a secret she’s not sure her daughter will ever forgive her for. And as for Ian McKinley, he seems too good to be true. If she had learned anything from the one time she had thrown her heart fully into love, it was that it didn’t last.

What they’re saying about it:

“Sweet love story filled with adorable dogs and a lucky calf. ” – Amazon.com Reviewer L. Walker
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“It’s a great story to read on a lazy Sunday morning or while relaxing at any time. ” – Amazon.com Reviewer Same

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talkmedownnewcoverTalk Me Down From The Edge by Jade Winters
Type: Novella
Genre: Chick lit, Lesbian
Price: $0.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon
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Inseparable since the age of five, Sarah and Laura enjoy a picture perfect friendship, a friendship that is solid as a rock even as the two women marry, have kids and just seem to have it all. Then, life, like it always does, intrudes with uncertainties and confusion.
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Sarah’s picture perfect world is suddenly shattered, as her husband leaves her abruptly, out of the blue, for no apparent reason at all. No amount of consolation from Laura seems to settle Sarah, who impulsively leaves for London, her hometown.
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Separated by distance, the friendship seems to have ended, until it takes an unexpected turn, when Sarah returns to Dorset with her new found love. This time, it is Laura who is in despair, struggling with her marriage – facing an adversity that will test her inner most strength in ways that she would have never imagined.

What they’re saying about it:

Excellent read! I cried and laughed then cried some more. I was so caught up in this book I felt a part of it. Look forward to reading other work by this author.

Great Read It is a very original book, with well written plot with in-depth characters. Talk me down from the edge is a memorable read and is a reminder to us all that not everything is how it first seems. Loved it!

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First_KillFirst Kill (Chalice: Back Story #1) by Lawrence Kelter
Type: Novella
Genre: Mystery: Women Sleuth, Police Procedural
Price: $0.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon
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Chalice is back, and she’s accomplished what women all over the world have always dreamed of: she’s gotten younger. The Back Stories feature NYPD Detective Stephanie Chalice in the days before you first met her. She’s righteous, rambunctious, and oh so ready . . . for anything.
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A woman is dead, a suspect is in custody, and the case seems ironclad, but all is not as it appears. Chalice soon finds herself embroiled in a deadly game of fraud, conspiracy, and deception. The body count is about to rise and the only thing standing between the murderer and his next victim is a headstrong rookie detective with a sixth sense for solving crime.

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