Monday, August 4, 2014

August 4 - Free Kindle Books

Here are some free Kindle books you can grab on August 4th, 2014.

Secrets on the Sand (Barefoot Bay Billionaires Book 1) 



The launch of a brand new trilogy from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Roxanne St. Claire set on the sun-washed beaches of Barefoot Bay! 

“Lively, light, pure entertainment! This Cinderella story is “Pretty Woman” on the beach!” 
- Carly Phillips, New York Times bestselling author 

Zeke Nicholas has turned his mathematical genius skills into a mountain of money. But Zeke sits on that mountain all alone, longing for the one thing money cannot buy: a lifelong partner and true love. Enter Mandy Mitchell...the maid at his thousand-dollar-a-night resort. 

The minute they meet, Mandy knows he’s exactly the kind of trouble she should avoid...but Zeke does have one thing Mandy needs to gain the independence she craves. Will he give it to her? One look at Mandy, and Zeke turns his relentless ability to get what he wants into a full-on seduction and he’s ready to give her anything. But can Mandy face down the secrets of her past to find a fairy-tale future with Zeke? 


Click here to download Secrets on the Sand to your Kindle.

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Endgame (Last Chance Series Book 1)




They both know the games killers play... 

FBI criminal profiler Madison Harper understands dangerous minds. Tough, tenacious, with nerves of steel, she’s the best of the best. So is her new partner, Gabriel Roarke, a crack CIA operative who likes to do things his way. When the two are forced to jointly head up a task force investigating murder in high places – it’s no surprise that sparks begin to fly. 

As they race through a shadow world of power, politics and deadly secrets, the passion that simmers between Madison and Gabriel soon ignites. But a clever killer at the top of his game 
has challenged Madison to play to the very end. Now all she can trust is her instincts—and Gabriel, the one man reckless enough to keep her alive... 


Click here to download Endgame to your Kindle.

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Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic (Dowser Series Book 1) 





If you’d asked me a week ago, I would have told you that the best cupcakes were dark chocolate with chocolate cream cheese icing, that dancing in a crowd of magic wielders — the Adept — was better than sex, and that my life was peaceful and uneventful. Just the way I liked it. That’s what twenty-three years in the magical backwater of Vancouver will get you — a completely skewed sense of reality. Because when the dead werewolves started showing up, it all unraveled … except for the cupcake part. That’s a universal truth. 

Click here to download Cupcakes, Trinkets, and Other Deadly Magic to your Kindle.

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Handmade Monster Plushie Giveaway

Here's your chance to win a handmade monster plushie designed and created by author Jeremy C. Shipp.


To enter to win this little guy, simply use the raffecopter form below. You can enter once a day to increase your chances of winning.

Enter by August 31st, 2014.

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Daily Kindle Bargains - Attic Clowns



Attic Clowns: Complete Collection by Jeremy C. Shipp is available on Kindle for just $2.99. This collection contains every story from Attic Clowns Volume One, Volume Two, Volume Three, and Volume Four.

Description:

Bram Stoker Award nominee Jeremy C. Shipp spins 13 tales of horror and dark humor in this highly conceptual collection. Angels and demons, husbands and wives, tormented ghosts and an army of men made of soap--all of them trapped in attics of the mind, attics of heaven or hell, the attics we make for ourselves or with which we ensnare others.

Meet a paranoid astronaut whose jealousy drives him to extremes beyond murder...a miniature circus spawned from the mind of a woman with too much control...the underling demon Globcow who desires redemption even more than the taste of human feet...


Men, women, children, and things beyond imagination all interconnect in ATTIC CLOWNS, where laughter is only the prelude to the bizarre and terrible.

Praise for Jeremy C. Shipp:

"Shipp’s boldness, daring, originality, and sheer smarts make him one of the most vital younger writers who have colonized horror literature in the past decade."
–Peter Straub, author of Ghost Story

"I’m convinced Jeremy Shipp is a little bit crazy, in the best possible way. This is one of those books that alters your brain in a way similar to Philip K. Dick."

—Jeff VanderMeer, author of City of Saints & Madmen and Shriek: An Afterword

"Shipp's clear, insistent voice pulls you down into the rabbit hole and doesn't let go." 

--Jack Ketchum, author of The Girl Next Door

"Jeremy Shipp is a very good drug. I hope this book gets banned in high schools soon!"

–John Skipp, author of The Emerald Burrito of Oz

"Jeremy's impressive stories are as intelligent, entertaining, and moving as they are strange. Read him now."

—Carlton Mellick III, author of The Egg Man

About the Author:

Jeremy C. Shipp is the Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of Cursed, Vacation, and Sheep and Wolves. His shorter tales have appeared or are forthcoming in over 60 publications, the likes of Cemetery Dance, ChiZine, Apex Magazine, Withersin, and Shroud Magazine. Jeremy enjoys living in Southern California in a moderately haunted Victorian farmhouse called Rose Cottage. He lives there with his wife, Lisa, a couple of pygmy tigers, and a legion of yard gnomes. The gnomes like him. The clowns living in his attic—not so much. His online home is www.jeremycshipp.com.

Follow Jeremy C. Shipp on Twitter: @JeremyCShipp

Click here to download Attic Clowns (or a free sample) to your Kindle.

For the UK version, click here.

Free Kindle Book of the Day - My Five Monsters by Welcome Faith Shipp



Description:

This is a delightful picture book about monsters! One monster has four teeth. Another monster has five eyes. What other monsters will we find? 

This picture book collection is intended for a child to read on his or her own. This is an early reading book for a preschool or Kindergarten child to begin his/her reading experience. This story is repetitive and uses simple sight words. Each page has original pictures that correspond with the writing on each page.

About the Author:

Welcome Faith Shipp: Today you are thinking of purchasing one of my little books. I created these books for my own classroom and I am thrilled to share them with parents & teachers who want their children to read more than just about red dogs or fluffy bunnies.

Background of "THE WHY" I created my books!

As a kindergarten and first grade teacher of more than 25 years, I wanted my children to read more than just "fluff" books. So many of early reading books didn't correspond with the social studies and science standards. I did find books that covered these themes, but they were too difficult for my children to read. I started to write easy books for my children to read with themes integrated in them. 

Also the requirements of kindergarten became higher and higher. The only way I could see to reach these high standards was to extend teaching into the homes. If my children were to accomplish these reading feats, the books must spill over past the school day. During the week my students would read these books in the classroom and then I sent them home for students to read them at home. 

My students excelled with higher and higher reading scores. I could see that parents were an integral part of learning for my children. With reading in the home done each day, parents can truly become partners in teaching. 

Click here to download My Five Monsters to your Kindle.

For the UK version, click here.

Daily Kindle Bargains - A Life Transparent by Todd Keisling


A Life Transparent by Todd Keisling is available on Kindle for just $3.99.

Description:

Who is Donovan Candle? He is the consummate husband. Stable, hard-working, and dedicated to his wife, Donovan is a paragon of the Middle Class. 

Until now. 


Strange visions of a monochromatic world. Bizarre sensations of physical transparency. 


At first, Donovan fears he's losing his grip on reality, but as the week wears on and the odd afflictions intensify, he wonders if he is truly fading from existence. 


When his wife is abducted, his life goes from weird to terrifying. To get her back, Donovan must play by a stranger's rules. Will he be in time to save her-and himself-from the dangers of A Life Transparent?

From the Reviewers:

"I must confess, it's the first book I have read in a while that kept me fighting to keep my eyes open to find out what would happen next. An original, somewhat terrifying concept that not only makes you reflect on your own life, but question your own 'settling.' [. . .] I doubt Mr. Keisling intended his excellent tale as a `kick in the pants' to his readers, but it was a good kick in the pants to have, from an unexpected place."
--ParaYourNormal


"Todd Keisling is an extraordinarily talented writer, and I will definitely be interested to see what novels he comes up with in the next few years. The strength here that I see is the originality of the story, the anxiety and psychological complexity of Donovan's character, and the sheer mastery of style and craft that Keisling realizes on the page." 

--Stacey Cochran, author of The Loneliest

About the Author:

Todd Keisling is a two-time recipient of the Oswald Research and Creativity Prize for fiction. Born in Kentucky, he now lives with his wife and son somewhere near Reading, Pennsylvania. Contrary to popular opinion, he is a cat person. A Life Transparent is his first novel.

Click here to download A Life Transparent to your Kindle.

For the UK version, click here.

Daily Kindle Bargains - Zephyr of the Ashes by Dawn Leslie Lenz


Zephyr of the Ashes by Dawn Leslie Lenz is available on Kindle for just 99 cents.

Description:

The sun's intense draw lures out all the people of the world, while agoraphobic Chava Logan hunkers down inside her San Francisco apartment in terror. Slowly, more and more people succumb to the allure of the sun.

The Sun Pandemic is a global phenomenon that no one seems to understand or be able to fight. Alone in her apartment, Chava struggles against this unknown force. Can her neurotic behaviors actually save her life? A short story from our Orbits sci-fi/fantasy line.

From the Reviewers:

“Dawn Leslie Lenz’s character Chava Logan in “Zephyr of Ashes” is one of the more interesting, complex and endearing that I’ve encountered in any genre, let alone science fiction/fantasy.  Her frailties, which include agoraphobia, its accompanying panic attacks and a certain innate shyness, actually buoy her survival capabilities as she experiences a horrific, inexplicable pandemic where people everywhere sacrifice themselves to the sun’s rays and spontaneously combust.  The setting, San Francisco, lovely and familiar, is transmogrified into an unimaginable ruins of ashes, remnants of the unfathomable frenzy that has gripped the world, all the lovely streets and famous sites cloaked in death.

"Chava, though, does what agoraphobes do best: She hides in her efficiency apartment, her cat her only companion, and, avoiding the sun, makes a single evening foray to a neighborhood store to sustain the two of them. But supplies will someday run out.  Are there any other survivors? What will she do when she must move on?  Can anything, anybody rescue her?  Like the people who have buckled to the irresistible lure of the sun in this rare world, a reader yields to Lenz’ mastery, word after word, page after page.


"There are so many ways to interpret this rich, fascinating work, which features a memorable, imaginative  landscape, a deep psychological portrait, an unprecedented dilemma and, surprisingly, given these parameters, humor.  You will never be able to watch narcissists on the beach or in the backyard again in quite the same way.  And you’ll know that Mom’s advice was right: Don’t stay out too long in the sun, dear!"

--Tony Fitzpatrick, Author of Signals from the Heartland

"As we speak, the world is warming and experiencing its own corporeal collapse.  It’s insightful to imagine the conditions that could prevail when unknown mysterious and realities such as a sun pandemic impose its wishes on the world.  In “Zephyr of Ashes” Dawn Lenz attaches the unknown with the known, adds mystery to the already mysterious, and yes she prevails in illuminating and entertaining us with a very compelling story—as you would expect from an author of her caliber. 
Chava Logan, a mystery within a mystery, disabled because of panic attacks, has for five years been able to resist the temptation of the sun—deadlier and less subtle than any case of carcinoma—that has lured the world and reduced mankind to a group of doomed sunbathers.  But it is Chava Logan and her feline companion, Vesper, who report to us, their most basic needs in a time when the world has changed leaving a zephyr of ashes.  Bravo, Dawn Leslie Lenz!"
--Rick Bolner, Writer, CPA

About the Author:

Dawn Leslie Lenz is a fiction writer and freelance editor.  She is a Contributing Editor for River Styx literary magazine.  Her work has appeared in books, journals, online, and elsewhere including The Green Tricycle, The Rambler, and Mirror, Mirror: Reflections on the Way We Look, among others.  She is seeking representation for her first novel, Winged Victory.  A Master of Fine Arts graduate of the Creative Writing program at the University of New Orleans, she has an undergraduate degree in English from Missouri State University.  Dawn Leslie lives in St. Louis with her husband.  She is currently hard at work on her next novel.  

Click here to download Zephyr of the Ashes (or a free sample) to your Kindle.

For the UK version, click here.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Free Kindle Book of the Day - My Five Monsters by Welcome Faith Shipp



Description:

This is a delightful picture book about monsters! One monster has four teeth. Another monster has five eyes. What other monsters will we find? 

This picture book collection is intended for a child to read on his or her own. This is an early reading book for a preschool or Kindergarten child to begin his/her reading experience. This story is repetitive and uses simple sight words. Each page has original pictures that correspond with the writing on each page.

About the Author:

Welcome Faith Shipp: Today you are thinking of purchasing one of my little books. I created these books for my own classroom and I am thrilled to share them with parents & teachers who want their children to read more than just about red dogs or fluffy bunnies.

Background of "THE WHY" I created my books!

As a kindergarten and first grade teacher of more than 25 years, I wanted my children to read more than just "fluff" books. So many of early reading books didn't correspond with the social studies and science standards. I did find books that covered these themes, but they were too difficult for my children to read. I started to write easy books for my children to read with themes integrated in them. 

Also the requirements of kindergarten became higher and higher. The only way I could see to reach these high standards was to extend teaching into the homes. If my children were to accomplish these reading feats, the books must spill over past the school day. During the week my students would read these books in the classroom and then I sent them home for students to read them at home. 

My students excelled with higher and higher reading scores. I could see that parents were an integral part of learning for my children. With reading in the home done each day, parents can truly become partners in teaching. 

Click here to download My Five Monsters to your Kindle.

For the UK version, click here.