Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Free on Amazon Today

This will be free from May 29, 2013 to June 2, 2013. I LOVE Regency Romances, and this sounds like a real goodie!
Thank you Anya for sharing this with us!

Penelope ( A Madcap Regency Romance ) 
Leaving behind the rural charms of Finnshire, Miss Penelope Fairweather arrives in London with hope in her heart and a dream in her eye. The dowager, no less, has invited her for a season in London, where she will attempt to catch a husband.

Thus begins our heroine's tale as she attempts to tackle the London season with all her rustic finesse. Unfortunately, her rustic finesse turns out to be as delicate as a fat bear trying to rip apart a honeycomb infested with buzzing bees.

What follows is a series of misadventures, love affairs, moonlit balls, fancy clothes, fake moustaches, highwaymen, sneering beauties, pickpockets, and the wrath of a devilishly handsome duke.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I STILL LOVE my Kindle Touch!

It is amazing what a "wifi update" can do, and Amazon has been great at keeping their various Kindle devices updated and improved on a regular basis. Just when I was getting a little annoyed with my Kindle Touch (purchased last year) I picked it up this morning and noticed a little different look to the screen when I turned it on. More important, it seems to be working better too... the touch a little more consistent, swiping much more precise and page turning a little more frisky. I don't know what they did and I don't much care (not needing to know just how that particular sausage was made), but it is enough of an improvement for me to want to use it again, and not "need" to look with lust at the Kindle Paperwhite any more for the time being. 

The nice thing I have noticed about the Kindles is that once you have one, you will be able to get years out of it, without wanting to "upgrade" every year. The newer ones are nice, but the newer features aren't so earth shattering to "need" to replace an old faithful. Kind of reminds me of my iPhone and other Mac products, in the way they keep the older devices updated so the line between older and newer models is pretty blurred.

I like that. AND the prices are getting better and better every day, so if you are looking to get a new one, this is a great time. I like to pass my older Kindles on to friends and family. It is a great way to share and my Kindles get a great new home and someone else to enjoy reading with them.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Free on Amazon Today

AARP 2013 Almanac: Free Stuff, Scams and Savings, Diet and Health Tips, Movie Classics and More
This book actually has some good information, especially if you are looking for a nice bargain or two! And the best part is that it is FREE!

I was just doing a little browsing on Amazon this morning (in the Kindle store of course) and couldn't resist!


Friday, May 17, 2013

FREE on Amazon Today

Actually... from the 17th to the 19th of May... Get it while you can, dear readers. This looks like a real goodie! Thank you Tim, for sharing this with us!

Defending Elton

 March 19, 2013
TV scriptwriter TJ Cooke has come up with a highly original concept, and a gripping plot. The story revolves around maverick London lawyer Jim Harwood, his on-off relationship with work colleague Loren, and his whirlwind romance with the beautiful yet enigmatic Sarena.

Jim is instantly smitten by Sarena, a Sri Lankan beauty who is in London to further her studies. However, with a jealous Loren on their tail, their dalliance comes to a sudden and catastrophic end, one which Jim fears might see both him and Loren charged with murder.

Though Sarena’s demise was accidental, Jim knows that to a jury it will look like a classic ‘love triangle’ murder. He reckons he has no option but to distance both Loren and himself from the crime scene, and does so by providing the police with both an alternative scenario and a far more likely suspect...

...Enter the hapless Elton Spears, an unhinged and gullible ‘care in the community' patient. Jim knows that Elton is potentially dangerous, and that he has committed previous crimes which might suggest he’s the likely assailant. He seems the perfect patsy.

Indeed, Jim seems to have all bases covered... not only has he used all his criminal law experience to frame Elton, but he represents him too, thereby having control and conduct of his case...

Jim’s strategy to escape from criminal culpability seems as risky as it is reprehensible, and when things start to go wrong at Elton’s murder trial he not only regrets his actions but seeks a path to redemption.

Meanwhile the unpredictable Elton starts to recall details which suggest that Jim is covering his tracks. Jim also fears that Loren might have her own agenda, one which will see Jim carry the can whilst she emerges unscathed... but it’s the suggestion that some other unknown and altogether darker forces are at play which causes Jim to worry even more.

Haunted both by his actions and his past, Jim finds that his efforts to ‘put things right’ are overtaken by events. He may have cleverly outwitted the authorities, and skilfully manipulated the system, but playing with truth can be a very dangerous game...

Described as a ‘devilishly clever and inventive tale’ and a ‘tense and edgy thriller’ Defending Elton is full of neat twists and turns, which keep you guessing how things will turn out, right to the unexpected end. Fay Samuels

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Free on Amazon Today

I Am Attractive: Guide to Natural Beauty Secrets

I love a good DIY book! And this looks like it might be fun... Enjoy, dear readers!
For FREE starting May 16 and ending May 18th, 2013
Thank you Zachariah for sharing this with us.
 April 23, 2013
Do you currently have some sort of beauty regimen? If not, you should start as soon a possible. This book will show you some great ways to maximize your attractiveness by implementing simple supplements and DIY beauty treatments.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Free on Amazon Today

From the top10 Kindle Chick-lit Mystery series
Melissa Morris is a thirty-something single New Yorker who works in one of the trendiest boutiques in Manhattan. She has it all, until the night she discovers something dreadful and frightening and just plain weird. Her life will never be the same.

Jasmine Schwartz's mystery series, including the novels Farbissen and Fakakt, has been in the Kindle Free Top 10 for mysteries and #2 in women sleuths with more than 21,000 downloads.

Monday, May 13, 2013

There comes a time when ye feel the need to read a Pirate Adventure ... Aye, this be that time!
If you missed it the last time it was free, here it is again!
Free Dates: 05/13/2013, 05/14/2013 and 05/15/2013

 September 2, 2012

Quest for the Lost Treasure (Interactive Pirate Adventure in a Beautifully Illustrated Picture Book, for Ages 3-8)

Your epic journey begins when a band of Pirates raid your village and you set out to track down the thieving pirates and recover the lost gold and jewels. The unique interactive format allows you to control the progress of the story, as it is being told! Will you dare to explore what's behind the closed door, or play it safe and escape up the stairway?

"What a great way to get your kids involved in reading! The graphics in this short story are really stunning with bright colors and a lush look to them." ~PT Cruiser

"I highly recommend this book to beginning readers as well as to those parents and other caregivers who are trying to encourage reading in their young children." ~Loretta Gilbert

"My boys have read this book a second time now and have asked if I could keep it on the Kindle. If you are looking for a way to get your child excited about reading, this is a great book to begin with. Loved it." ~Ionia Martin