Monthly Archives: December 2012

Bargain eBooks #752:

cookbig (1)Cooking Wild And Wonderful by L. J. Martin
Type: Cookbook
Price: $0.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon  

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L. J. Martin has been a cook most of his life, since age 8, and cooked his way through college as a lunch fry cook for 1,600.  He’s owned restaurants and cooked for fancy dinner parties with silver and crystal, and in hunt camps in the high Sierras and Rockies. This cookbook has lots of narrative for those of you who like stories with your strudel.

What they’re saying about it:

L.J. Martin’s “Cooking Wild & Wonderful” rebels against this robotic spirit, and his love for the art of cookery shows through in the lyrical language. ~ Adam

His prose entertains all while giving the reader the confidence it might take to try a really new or different take on an old family favorite. ~ Lori Gertz
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This book is a wonderful glimpse inside the kitchen at the Wolfpack Ranch, where L.J. Martin takes fresh, local, seasonal produce and meats, and works his gourmet magic. ~ George Peters

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Bargain eBooks #751:

WholeLatteLifeCoverWhole Latte Life by  Joanne DeMaio
Genre: Contemporary, Women’s Fiction
Price: $2.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon      Barnes & Noble         Kobo
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Would you leave everything behind to know who you are?
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Sara Beth  Riley never dreamt she’d walk straight out of her life. Actually she’d  never dreamt a lot of things that had happened this year … From being  kidnapped by her own best friend, to throwing her wedding rings into the Hudson River, to calling an old love in France, to getting inked with  said best friend, painting the passionate constellation of these choices into permanence. But mostly, she could never have dreamt what started  it all. How could it be that her mother’s unexpected death, and the  grief which lingered painfully long, turned her into the woman she was  finally meant to become?
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Sara Beth’s escape begins a summer of  change – of herself, of marriage, of the lives of those around her. In a story that moves from Manhattan to the sea to a quaint New England  town, WHOLE LATTE LIFE looks at friends we never forget, at decisions we linger with, at our attempts to live the lives we love.
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-Awarded First Place in Fiction in the 2012 Discovery Awards. -Chosen as a Critics’ Pick by Kirkus Reviews.
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What They’re Saying About It:
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“A thoughtful story that surprises with its insight and emotional impact.” -Kirkus Reviews, Critics’ Pick
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“A heartfelt portrait of two friends at the crossroads of their lives.” -USA Today, IndieReader

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Bargain eBooks #750:

BOOK COVERThe Arts-Angels Track 1: Drawn to You by Janel Rodriguez Ferrer
Genre: Tween/Young Adult
Price: 99 cents for a limited time
Where to Get It:
Amazon      Sony
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Rock Your Destiny!
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Gina Santiago is a thirteen-year-old “Nuyorican” with rock star dreams, so when she’s accepted into the prestigious New York Academy of Arts and Talents for art instead of music, she’s crushed.
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To make matters worse, the student body at the Upper East Side school is divided into “schollies” (students on scholarship, like her) and “dollies” (rich kids with “dollars”).
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But Gina discovers that there is one thing that brings schollies and dollies-and dancers, singers, actors, artists, and musicians-together: music! Maybe she can make her dreams come true after all….
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What they’re saying about it:
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“Track one of the Arts Angels, Drawn to you, is a incredibly exciting, well put together story about a passion for music. I love the way the story leads the reader through all the feelings Gina is feeling. For example, the band moments make me happy, but when scenes with her mother come on I’m sitting with my nose against the paper of the book. This book is a fantastic, exciting and beautiful. It’s fantastic to see how the band grows, how relationships between characters are made and especially how some problems solve, but other mysteries appear again. Still stuck in the story, I really can’t wait for Track 2. What’s going to happen between Gina and Willow, and what about the two bands? Loved every bit of it. I really can’t think of anything negative to comment on. It was a wonderful story! Really well done!”

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Bargain eBooks #749:

daisy_ebookDaisy Madigan’s Paradise by Suzy Turner
Type: Novella
Genre: YA Paranormal
Price: FREE!
Where to Get It:
Amazon   Kobo   Smashwords
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When tragedy falls upon 15 year old Daisy Madigan, she escapes to the only place she feels safe, the cemetery of Abney Park. There, in the company of the dearly departed, she realises she is changing, growing stronger and faster by the day. But in the darkness lurks a terror even she can’t imagine facing.  Daisy Madigan’s Paradise is a Morgan Sisters novella.

What they’re saying:

“Daisy Madigan’s Paradise has to be the most potent novella I’ve ever read”

“I would go so far as to say that The Ghost of Josiah Grimshaw  could be the beginnings of a series as good as those by J.K. Rowling!”

“Paranormal adventure has never felt so real and authentic”

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Bargain eBooks #748:

Devils FootholdThe Devil’s Foothold by Marilyn Meredith
Genre: Supernatural Mystery/Horror
Price: $2.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon (Kindle)  
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Resident Deputy Jessica McGuire’s day starts much the same as usual, but when she jogs by the old family cemetery she discovers the grave of a baby had been dug up and the skeleton missing. It wasn’t much later when Pastor David Tanner reports the theft of a hand-carved redwood cross from his church. Next a baby goat is reported stolen and one of the pastor’s cows discovered mutilated in the field. Jessica and Pastor David team up to investigate these strange occurrences. He is convinced Satan worshiping is going on in their town. Jessica isn’t sure until she discovers a hooded and robed group meeting in the woods who flee upon her arrival. She knows she needs to get to the bottom of things before what’s going on escalates into something worse. Or has it already?

What they’re saying about it:

The Devil’s Foothold by Marilyn Meredith Review by Diana Hockley, Kings River Life magazine.

“Marilyn Meredith dredges deep for this story of evil and her research is impeccable. Whether one believes in the devil’s work or not, the reader’s heart can only beat faster as Jessica and David follow what leads they can to discover who is behind an increasingly horrific series of crimes. The author skilfully weaves miasma into every page, as danger edges closer to Jessica and her son, Jonathon.

Well-written and superbly paced, there are no histrionics in this plot, just dogged determination on the part of the realistic and likeable main characters. I don’t want to give any spoilers, so I will just say that book is a must read and a keeper!”

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Bargain eBooks #747:

soalrSolar Island by Rick Chesler
Genre: Thriller
Price: $2.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon (Kindle)
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What is Solar Island?
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An artificial island, roaming the ocean, harvesting the sun’s power…
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An independent nation, ruled by a visionary genius…
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A crime scene…
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For more than a year, Solar Island, the creation of revolutionary engineer  Jacob Lightner, has traversed the Pacific Ocean, reaping the sun’s  endless bounty of energy and providing electricity to developing  nations. But is Lightner a benevolent genius, pioneering a new path to  energy independence and sustainability? Or is he a power-hungry despot,  intent on using the power of Solar Island to reshape the political  landscape of the Pacific Rim, willing to murder anyone who gets in his  way?
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Responding to a cryptic message, FBI Special Agent Tara  Shores goes undercover to untangle the web of intrigue and oppression  that conceals Lightner’s true purpose. But nothing can prepare her for  the struggle that will test the limits of her physical, mental and  emotional endurance…the battle to control Solar Island.

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Bargain eBooks #746:

Greta%20Gumboots%20Christmas%20To%20Remember‘Greta Gumboot’s Christmas To Remember’ by Lee Pritchett
Type: Illustrated Christmas story
Genre: Children’s
Price: $1.70
Where to Get It:

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This is a wonderful, illustrated Christmas tale that I’m sure will be loved for many years to come by both children and adults.

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….Tonight was Christmas Eve and Greta Gumboot the good witch was  wearing her special red suit, purple snow boots and white pointed hat  over her shoulder length red hair.  As the frosty flakes fell deep and  thick in the woodland outside Greta Gumboot took a very special sack,  made of soft, red Velvet out of her wardrobe. Her great uncle had given  it to her when she was a young girl.

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Bargain eBooks #745:

IFIf by Snjezana Marinkovic
Type: Memoir
Genre: Nonfiction
Price: $4.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon (Kindle)    Smashwords
When war ends, violence stays alive. The roads toward peace and significance still lead nowhere. Perhaps the aftermath is the best time to blame those who refused to carry guns and take sides. How do you deaden the pain of trusting somebody who is trying to destroy you? How are you to know the difference when your enemy says he loves you? And so begins the battle for survival.

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Bargain eBooks #744:

NewRogueCover1The Rogue Gentleman by Brian Drake
Genre: Action / Adventure, Espionage, Thriller
Price: $0.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon (Kindle) 
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Steve Dane, The Rogue Gentleman, an international adventurer who rights wrongs wherever he finds them, fails to prevent a young woman’s abduction. But that does not stop him from finding her. Officially hired by the girl’s father, Dane battles gunman and evades police as he discovers the decades-old vendetta behind the kidnapping; he soon learns that the grudge is just the beginning and peels back the layers of a more fiendish plan that goes beyond a desire for vengeance. Assisted by his lover, the luscious Nina Talikova, Steve Dane dives head first, the only way he knows how, into a conspiracy of terror the likes of which the world has never seen, orchestrated by a powerful and mysterious woman known only as “The Duchess”. When Dane finds The Duchess he will sacrifice anything, including his life, to destroy her.
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What they’re saying about it:
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“The Rogue Gentleman is Steve Dane, a former Marine, a former CIA agent, a former Mercenary commander who is now a freelance trouble shooter with his girlfriend Nina Talikova, a former KGB agent. The pair is fun to read. I was reminded of Michael Weston and Fiona Glenane from Burn Notice and Simon Templar and Patricia Holm from the Saint stories. Nina is quite blood thirsty and frequently complains that she doesn’t get enough action and teases Dane when he looks at other women. In fact she declares the young woman Steve is looking at has barely stopped growing just before she gets kidnapped [which] sends the pair on this adventure. Dane is equally intriguing with a clearly defined history as a Marine, a CIA agent, mercenary commander and now world traveling trouble shooter but there are still mysteries about just why he went freelance and just what connection he has to the President of the United States (who bares some resemblance to the first George Bush). As an opening novel this really sets up the series to come with hints at mysterious pasts for both Steve and Nina and some intriguing possibilities for future adventures. Brian Drake’s writing is really enjoyable with a couple of nice tips of the hat to Jerry Ahern. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to more adventures of The Rogue Gentleman.” [Amazon Review]

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Bargain eBooks #743:

Glossy Elseerian Final LightElseerian by Ben Hale
Genre: Fantasy
Price: $2.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon (Kindle)   

 

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The assassination of heroes was once a warning—for an invasion that nearly  destroyed the world. On the brink of total victory, the black horde mysteriously  vanished, leaving terrified survivors . . . and rumors. As the centuries passed,  the holocaust faded into legend, and finally myth. But death is stalking heroes  once more, and only a miracle will allow life to survive again . . . a miracle  named Elseerian.

What they’re saying:

“Great read and well written book. pays homage to classic works of Fantasy like  The Lord of the Rings, as well as more current Writers like R. A. Salvatore.  takes me back to playing Dungeons and Dragons with my friends in High School. I  am eagerly awaiting the next chapter in this story. A must read is an  understatement.”

“I was surprised how good it was! I was prepared for something  that would, in the very least, entertain me. I didn’t think it would be so well  written and be as detailed as it was. The author went to great lengths to create  real life, believable characters and to describe scenery and actions scenes to  such great detail, the whole book had such beautiful imagery, you can see it  all. The beginning of the first chapter is beautiful, I could definitely see it  on screen. Not only that, but the story had me at the edge of my seat near the  end, I love how it all comes together so well! I can’t wait to find out what  happens in the next book! Excitement.”

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