Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tuesday PM Freebies & deals

At the time I share these books, prices are as stated in USA, and possibly in other countries too. Check the price when you click the links: some are free for hours, some for weeks.
If you accidentally click & realize it was no longer free, you have a 7 day window to claim a refund from amazon.

They all have at least a 4 star average rating. I have not read them, so don't personally vouch for them, just bring you the info!

To see the best selling books (free and paid) for kindle, visit: http://amzn.to/Top100Ebooks

Kids Connect the Dots
Kindle Fire app, free today

Kids Connect the Dots is a dot-to-dot kids game for preschool-age kids. Kids join all the dots and reveal colorful image that is sure to excite your kids.

90+ puzzles.
This kids game will teach your kids to recognize and pronounce numbers and letters of the alphabet in a kid-friendly way.

Thriller/ romantic suspense
Sale $2.99 (save 80%)

St. Simons Island, Georgia, has never been hit by a Category 5 hurricane. Until now. No one predicted the storm's sudden force. A crippled Air Force recon plane, trapped in the eye of a violent hurricane. An outspoken tropical weather forecaster, fired from his network TV job before he can issue a warning: the storm is changing course and intensifying. A desperate family searching for a runaway daughter on Georgia's posh St. Simons Island, cut off from escape as the hurricane roars toward them. A marriage on the rocks; an unrequited sexual attraction; a May-December romance. All will be swept up by the monster storm. Get ready for a white-knuckle adventure.H.W. "Buzz" Bernard is a retired meteorologist who worked for thirteen years at the Atlanta-based Weather Channel. He considers St. Simons Island his second home.

Cloudburst (An Art Jefferson Thriller)
Thriller, free

For fans of David Baldacci, Tom Clancy, and Robert Ludlum...

In Los Angeles, the president is killed in a brazen terrorist suicide attack. Halfway across the globe, an American airliner is hijacked by another group of Middle Eastern extremists and forced to make a brief stop in Libya. Events that are first seen as unconnected soon are proven to be part of an interconnected plan to strike at the heart of the United States.

On opposite coasts, FBI Agent Art Jefferson and National Security Adviser Bud DiContino race to manage situations as they spiral toward disaster. With the hijacked airliner racing toward the United States, its cargo hold filled with what intelligence analysts believe is a nuclear weapon, the only hope for the passengers' lives comes in the form of an audacious rescue plan to be executed by the highly secretive Delta Force.

From its pulse-pounding opening to its action-packed climax, Cloudburst grabs you and will not let go. Ranging from the violent assassination of the President on the streets of Los Angeles to covert action against terrorist havens in North Africa, from the halls of power in Washington to a highjacked airliner racing toward the heart of the United States, Cloudburst takes the reader on a riveting journey as FBI agents and elite counterterrorist units fight a desperate battle to save millions of innocents, and bring those responsible to justice.

Stealing Jenny
Thriller, free

After three heartbreaking miscarriages, Tom and Jenny Callahan are happily anticipating the birth of their sixth child. A neighbor, however, is secretly hatching a sinister plot which will find Jenny and her unborn baby fighting for their lives.

The Future of Our Past (The Remembrance Trilogy)
Romance, free

Julia Abbot and Ryan Matthews have been inseparable best friends since the moment they met. Each of them fight an internal battle, unwilling to risk their incredible friendship, but unable to quell their deep longing for the other. On the verge of Ryan’s departure to Harvard Medical School and Julia’s for her new job on the opposite coast, they are forced to face the undeniable truth of their deeper feelings and find themselves enthralled in a passion like neither has ever known.

The lovers are faced with forced separation, great distances and others who try to sabotage their relationship as both of them work to build the shared future they both dream of. When their lives begin to finally gel, Julia is offered a promotion that will jettison her career to new heights. Ryan is left angry and bereft as it will only postpone their reunion yet again. In light of the sacrifices she has made for him, he can hardly deny her, and Julia is faced with the most difficult decision of her life. Will she choose the chance of a lifetime or the love of her life?

The Future of Our Past is the first book in The Remembrance Trilogy, a transcendent love story about the type of powerful and passionate connection we all dream of.

South to Alaska: A True Story of Courage and Survival from the Heartland of America to the Heart of a Dream
Non fiction, free

Born in the dusty heart of Oklahoma in 1916, ten-year-old Melvin sees a photograph of a cabin in the Alaska wilderness in his fourth-grade geography book and dreams of living there. Nearly fifty years later he builds a 47-foot boat in his Arkansas backyard, launches it on the Arkansas River, and cruises 10,000 miles to Alaska by way of the Panama Canal. Melvin has never been south of the United States/Mexico Border and has never been on a boat in the open ocean.

"Learn by doing," he says.
In South to Alaska, author Nancy Owens Barnes takes readers on two journeys. On one, readers follow a young boy's dream that begins in a one-room, Oklahoma schoolhouse in 1926, and ends decades later on an island in southeast Alaska. On the other, readers become a passenger aboard the Red Dog as it cruises along the Arkansas and Mississippi Rivers to the Gulf of Mexico where, in 1973, Melvin begins a solo journey along the Caribbean coasts of Mexico and Central America, through the Panama Canal, then into the Pacific Ocean to Alaska. Plagued by mechanical problems, international fraud, violent ocean storms, threats of foreign jail, illness and loneliness, Melvin fears a deadly end before reaching the place of his dreams and returning to the woman he loves.

A true story of courage, endurance and survival, South to Alaska chronicles Melvin's 10,000-mile journey through a dangerous world he knows little about, to a world he cannot forget.

 Sci Fi, free

The shift is coming. Soon. Dr. David Carter knows this. However, he?s a geologist, so `soon? means anywhere from tomorrow to a thousand years from now. People are dying. Now. Drs. Jordan Abellard and Jillian Brookwood are standing at the edge of SuperAIDS. Or are they? They won?t be able to figure it out if they can?t get some authorization signed - and soon. But they?re peons and no one is paying attention. Whole species died at the last polar shift - 65 million years ago. Right now Dr. Becky Sorenson has some seriously mutated frogs in her lab. In L.A. Bees are making abnormal columns on the side of the freeways. In Georgia, birds are migrating out of season. It all makes a sick kind of sense when the doctors consider that the last magnetic shift is strangely coincidental to the dinosaur die-out. And the only similarity in the problems today is that each is occurring in a `hotspot? - a pocket of reverse polarity tells them all the shift is already here.

Wolf Hunt (The Burning Ages)
Sci Fi, free

2024. The world we know is crumbling. A devastating war in the Persian Gulf has left the global economy in ruins, and civilization itself is beginning to crack under the strain.

When a war-weary task force of NATO ships races against time and a rival fleet to prevent Brazil's descent into a murderous civil war, their mission is unexpectedly upset by a mysterious tempest. Thrown back in time, Captains Steven Flynn and Florian Hallwinter with their crews emerge in the year 1940 as the world is gripped in the fires of World War Two.
Presented with the opportunity to change both past and future for the better, they find themselves drawn into a maelstrom of conflicting interests. While overcoming the suspicion of their natural allies of the time proves harder than they imagined, they soon discover that even the best intentions carry the seeds of doom. For whereas Flynn is American, Hallwinter and his crew are from Germany...

Mystery, free

Murder, passion, music and war combine in this riveting story of a troubled pianist who doesn’t know if he’s a murderer...

EDGAR-NOMINATED AUTHOR LIBBY STERNBERG tells the brooding story of a classical pianist-turned-conductor who cannot remember the night his nemesis was murdered. Did he commit the crime—or did an enchanting soprano do it, a woman with whom he is falling in love? In the fall of 1941, as war creeps ever closer, his freedom and happiness depend on his ability to either identify the murderer or recall his own actions that night. With parallels to well-known operas, Death Is the Cool Night takes readers behind the scenes of a music conservatory and into the heart of some of the most beautiful compositions ever written for voice.

DEATH IS THE COOL NIGHT IS LIBBY STERNBERG's first adult mystery, but she is also the author of four young adult mysteries, the first of which was an Edgar nominee. Her historical novel inspired by Bronte's Jane Eyre and titled Sloane Hall is available in hardcover and digitally Writing as Libby Malin, she is the author of several romantic comedies, one of which was optioned for film.

Dragon Badge
Fantasy, free

Officer Michael Prim doesn’t know much about his father, but remembers bedtime stories of mercenary wars, dragon slaying, and demon fighting. With his father gone, he serves as a hard charging beat cop in the Blue Point Police Department, never growing comfortable with the Dragon Badge they wear. He knows how to hunt down cop killing gang members, bring street justice down on wife beaters and child molesters, and put some muscle in police action. Yet something wicked is invading Blue Point, capturing souls and using the bodies as functional zombies to spread chaos and destruction. Soul stealing and zombie gang warfare has got to be a crime. Magic and sorcery had no place in police work before Travass Isegurad came with hellhounds, demons, and a relentless obsession to destroy the exiled son of the last Dragon Slayer.

Kids - grades 5 to 9, free

Alison Allbright has always sought refuge in day dreams - of having a glamorous mother and a lovely home, of being an exciting person, of doing all the things that the others at high school do - and more. When Mrs Considine appears, spinning her amazing web of fantasy and making those dreams come true, Alison is completely bewitched....until she discovers the catch.

Birthday Land (The Magic Feather)
Children aged 4-8, free

From the Best Selling Author of Lola The Mermaid and The Splish Splash Olympics and My Dinosaur is Scared of Vegetables comes a new children's story that will delight your child.

Sam and Sally are twins. One night after a birthday party they discover a magical bird which drops a feather on their windowsill. What Sally and Sam don't realize is that this feather has the ability to grant wishes.

When Sally wishes that every day was their birthday, both of them are transported into an amazing new world filled with cupcake gardens, balloon trees and bouncy houses. Join Sally and Sam in their incredible adventure into Birthday Land.

- Your child will be enchanted with the beautiful illustrations that will capture their imagination
- Your child will smile, giggle and love to read this story over and over.

The Wizard and the Dragon
Young readers, free

What would YOU do if you found a ginormous dragon egg on YOUR castle doorstep? This is the story of a wizard who finds himself the unlikely parent of a gentle, sweet, and very loving (although not small) baby dragon. With thirty-seven detailed, colorful, humorous illustrations, it is an entertaining peek into the world of raising an awkward little one coming into their own rapidly in a truly non-traditional family. Originally intended to be a book without words, a minimum of words has been added to make it easier for family/caregivers in reading at bedtime. It is a book about raising a child who isn't biologically yours, who is very different from you, who presents somewhat of a logistical challenge; and how the two make a forever bond.

Brave Bill & Brave Bob - A Children's Picture Book (Sweet Dreams Bedtime Stories, book 2)
Young children, free

Brave Bill is the bravest little boy in the whole world, except when it comes to dragons.
Brave Bob is the bravest dragon in the whole world, except when it comes to little boys. Find out what happens when the two finally meet!

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