Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden) by Julie Kagawa Review

The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden) by Julie Kagawa

It's understandable to hate those that think so little of humans - those that treat humans like cattle. That's why Allison has spent her whole life hating the vampire society of New Covington. When she finds herself dying at the hands of rabids, she's given a chance to live, but it goes against everything she's ever believed. Allison will either die or become one of those that she hates most.

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa was unlike any other vampire novel I have ever read. I do admit that I had my doubts with it being a book from Harlequin Teen, but I decided to give it a try anyway and I'm so glad I did. This book keeps you on the edge of your seat telling yourself, "Just one more page."

I recommend this book to anyone that loves vampire, paranormal romance and young adult novels. While The Immortal Rules was written for teens, this is a book that can be enjoyed by adults as well. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for something new.

The writer of this review was provided a copy of the book from NetGalley in exchange for the review.

Henrietta: The Dragon Slayer by Beth Barany - KBOD

Henrietta: The Dragon Slayer by Beth Barany
$2.99 (6/30/2012)

Imagine the best fantasy stories retold with a female character as the lead. That's exactly the feeling you'll get when reading, Henrietta: The Dragon Slayer by Beth Barany.

Described as Lara Croft meets Lord of the Rings, this award winning fantasy is written for young adults, but is something that everyone over the age of 12 is sure to enjoy:

Henrietta, the legendary Dragon Slayer of the Kingdom of Bleuve, can't stomach the thought of one more kill. Yet, in order to save her dying mentor, she must go on one last quest. But will misfit companions, seasickness, and an ego maniacal king derail the quest for the healing stone? And will she be able to cut past her conscience and kill the dragon?

Friday, June 29, 2012

Bound to Remember (Book 1 of the Spellbound Series) by Lola James - KBOD

Bound to Remember (Book 1 of the Spellbound Series) by Lola James
$0.99 (6/29/2012)

Vampires and Witches and Myths, oh my!

Toni is a young doctor with a past she can't remember and a deadly reason for forgetting it.

Ben is a nurse who has his own tragic past and transfers hospitals after an act of heroism forces his secluded life public.

Ben can’t believe his eyes when he meets Toni, she has an uncanny resemblance to an old friend of his, and Toni can’t help but find Ben irresistible.

Enter Kevin, Toni’s sexy but arrogant Ex. Kevin’s jealousy of Ben blinds him from his main objective, Toni.

A dangerous secret is revealed and a magic spell seems to be a quick remedy, but the witch that helps has a little more than magic up her sleeve…

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Marked (Eternal Guardians #1) by Elisabeth Naughton - KBOD

Marked (Eternal Guardians #1) by Elisabeth Naughton
$1.99 (6/28/2012)

THERON – Dark haired, duty bound and deceptively deadly. He’s the leader of the Argonauts, an elite group of guardians that defends the immortal realm from threats of the Underworld.

From the moment he walked into the club, Casey knew this guy was different. Men like that just didn’t exist in real life—silky shoulder-length hair, chest impossibly broad, and a predatory manner that just screamed dark and dangerous. He was looking for something. Her.

She was the one. She had the mark. Casey had to die so his kind could live, and it was Theron’s duty to bring her in. But even as a 200-year-old descendent of Hercules, he wasn’t strong enough to resist the pull in her fathomless eyes, to tear himself away from the heat of her body.

As war with the Underworld nears, someone will have to make the ultimate sacrifice.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Interview With June Spears: Indie Author of the Blood Moon Chronicles Series

When did you begin writing? 

I started writing when I was in grade school. Winning a poetry contest and mine became the school song there after. I wrote mostly poems for years and about three years ago I decided to write this series. It only took me about one month to complete the first draft and three years to get it to where it is today.

What genres do you write? 

I mostly write fantasy but I have also written some literary fiction.

Who do you imagine you're telling a story to as you write? 

I imagine myself inside the story. This brings out better emotion in my characters.

What's your latest book about? 

Conceived (Book One in the Blood Moon Chronicles) Is about a young girl whose life gets turned upside down by the handsome stranger in her dreams. She can no longer tell where her dreams end and reality begins. This is the beginning of a whirlwind of events that will keep you hooked all the way through the series.  

Which authors inspire you? 

I am a sucker for the likes of Stephanie Meyer ad P.C. Cast

What's your favorite book? 

Twilight Series

Why did you choose independent publishing? 

My editor suggested I give it a go.

What one piece of advice would you offer other indie authors? 

Be confident in your work. Take feedback, good or bad, and work with it.



Conceived (Blood Moon Chronicles) by June Spears - KBOD

Conceived (Book One of the Blood Moon Chronicles) by June Spears
$2.99 or FREE for Prime Members (6/27/2012)

Sophie is just your average teenage girl who's world gets turned upside down by the handsome stranger in her dreams. Or so it seems... She no longer knows where her dreams end and reality begins.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Make a Killing On Kindle by Michael Alvear - KBOD

Make a Killing On Kindle by Michael Alvear
$4.99 (6/26/2012)

How To Sell Books On Kindle

You’re Only 18 Hours Away From A Potential Best Seller

That’s how long it takes to put all the strategies in this Kindle selling guide to work. Learn how to:

Rank In Amazon’s Top 10 Search Results Every Time People Look For Books Like Yours

You risk massive failure if Amazon doesn’t rank your book in the first page of its search engine results. What keywords are people using to find books like yours? As an SEO expert I’ve gotten every one of my client’s books on the first page of Amazon’s search results. I use Amazon’s little-known “Leading Indicators,” a series of clues that tell you exactly what keyword phrases people use to find a book like yours. I show you how to discover and use them to attract Amazon’s search engine.

Increase Sales By Making Your Book’s Landing Page Look Like A Million Bucks

That means writing “Oceanfront” book descriptions and using font styles like italicize, bold, and utilizing color and pictures to make your page look like a million bucks. Notice how the formatting on this page sets it apart from the competition. It reads better, looks better and communicates value. You can create this kind of look in your own book page with my step-by-step guide to using Amazon’s HTML code. Just copy/paste and you’re done.

How To Sell On Kindle

Of course Kindle marketing takes more than SEO and an attractive landing page. That’s why I show you how to come up with titles that pass the “scan test” and develop covers that create click-lust. For a complete table of contents, click the “Look Inside” button at the top left of the page. You’ll see how to:

• Pick the right categories to list your book
• Put a billboard for your book on your competitor’s page
• Pick from five of the most effective launch prices
• Test post-launch prices
• Get reviews that make people want to buy your book
• Overcome “pre-buyers remorse”
• Ensure your book is an effective after-sales ambassador

Meantime, you should know that I have some heretical views. Namely, that…

Blogging, Facebook & Twitter Are A Complete Waste Of Time
Less than 10% of the U.S. owns a Kindle E-reader. That means over 90% of people who visit your sites can’t buy your ebook because they don’t have anything to read it with! Stick to marketing within Kindle, not outside of it.

Bonus Chapter! Know How Many Books You Sold By Looking At Your Sales Rank!
With the first Kindle ranking-to-sales correlation study ever published you can:

• Select categories with better payoffs
• Forecast your sales
• Find out how much your competitors are making!

Monday, June 25, 2012

AiZ: Alice in Zombineland Giveway: Last Call

The giveaway for a copy of Joshua Cook's AiZ: Alice in Zombieland is ending soon! Be sure to get your entries in before it's too late!

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Flowertown by S.G. Redling - KBOD

Flowertown by S.G. Redling
$4.99 or FREE for Prime Members (6/25/2012)

When Feno Chemical spilled an experimental pesticide in rural Iowa, scores of people died. Those who survived contamination were herded into a US Army medically maintained quarantine and cut off from the world. Dosed with powerful drugs to combat the poison, their bodies give off a sickly sweet smell and the containment zone becomes known simply as Flowertown.

Seven years later, the infrastructure is crumbling, supplies are dwindling, and nobody is getting clean. Ellie Cauley doesn’t care anymore. Despite her paranoid best friend's insistence that conspiracies abound, she focuses on three things: staying high, hooking up with the Army sergeant she's not supposed to be fraternizing with and, most importantly, trying to ignore her ever-simmering rage. But when a series of deadly events rocks the compound, Ellie suspects her friend is right—something dangerous is going down in Flowertown and all signs point to a twisted plan of greed and abuse. She and the other residents of Flowertown have been betrayed by someone with a deadly agenda and their plan is just getting started. Time is running out. With nobody to trust and nowhere to go, Ellie decides to fight with the last weapon she has—her rage.

Flowertown is a high-intensity conspiracy thriller that brings the worst-case scenario vividly to life and will keep readers riveted until the final haunting page.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Septimus Heap, Book One: Magyk by Angie Sage - KBOD

Septimus Heap, Book One: Magyk by Angie Sage
$1.99 (6/23/2012)

Septimus Heap, the seventh son of the seventh son, disappears the night he is born, pronounced dead by the midwife. That same night, the baby's father, Silas Heap, comes across an abandoned child in the snow -- a newborn girl with violet eyes. The Heaps take her into their home, name her Jenna, and raise her as their own. But who is this mysterious baby girl, and what really happened to their beloved son Septimus?

Friday, June 22, 2012

Fringes by Jennifer Strand Review

Fringes by Jennifer Strand

What can learn about someone from mere glimpses of her life? Are you able to make better judgement than you would with only a first impression? Fringes is a coming-of-age novel that takes a closer look into the lives of several college students, but focuses mainly on Sarafrina, a young girl with a very complicated life.

The first chapter of Fringes was incredibly unique, giving readers an instant glimpse at the main character in a new way. Instead of a description of her character or scenes that would give us a better understand of Sarafrina, we are shown the contents of her backpack, which seem to say more about the character than any description ever could. Of course, it wasn't just the first chapter that had me intrigued. I was also impressed with how certain chapters read more like beat poems than a traditional novel.

I'll admit that some areas of the book were hard for me to read. As a Southern Christian, I was turned off by the same-sex sexual scenes, which seemed to consume the book. However, this is solely my opinion. I will warn readers though that this is not a book to be read by those under the age of 18 due to the sexual content and references to drugs.

If you enjoy deep, coming-of-age novels, Fringes by Jennifer Strand might be just what you're looking for.

Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy Bundle - KBOD

Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy Bundle by E L James
$29.99 (6/22/2012)

Now available in a single volume, E L James’s New York Times #1 bestselling trilogy has been hailed by Entertainment Weekly as being “in a class by itself.” Beginning with the GoodReads Choice Award Romance Finalist Fifty Shades of Grey, the Fifty Shades Trilogy will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.

This bundle includes the following novels:

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY: When college student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating.  The unworldly Ana realizes she wants this man, and Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian’s secrets and explores her own desires.

FIFTY SHADES DARKER: Daunted by Christian’s dark secrets and singular tastes, Ana has broken off their relationship to start a new career. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and while Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Ana is forced to make the most important decision of her life.

FIFTY SHADES FREED: Now, Ana and Christian have it all—love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy, and that being together will pose challenges that neither of them would anticipate. Just when it seems that their strength together will eclipse any obstacle, misfortune, malice, and fate conspire to turn Ana’s deepest fears into reality.

This book is intended for mature audiences.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

It Happened One Bite by Lydia Dare - KBOD

It Happened One Bite by Lydia Dare
$0.99 (6/21/2012)

From a castle in the rugged Scottish Highlands to the glittering salons of Edinburgh high society, the playground for the rich, titled and undead will never be the same when ultra-correct gentleman vampire Lord Kettering and feisty witch Blaire Lindsay make sparks fly.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Upsider by Isabel Cuerrier - KBOD

The Upsider by Isabel Cuerrier
$6.99 or FREE for Prime Members (6/20/2012)

Meet Starr: a beautiful young woman, found near death. By the grace of God, Starr is rescued, however, and taken to safety. She awakens to a new world: a world where nothing is even remotely familiar and she knows not a soul. Or does she? This science fiction/love story novel is a poignantly written, heart-felt odyssey that broadens the boundaries of love, loss, and imagination. Join Starr on her journey both inward, and to lands within our own, where she is healed by, and learns many magical lessons from the “Rock People”, who have taken her in. As you walk beside her, you may find yourself recalling a place of long ago, or even that lies ahead, as you raise your level of consciousness along your own path. The Upsider, the first of a trilogy, is breathtaking in its imagery, and transcendental by nature. It is a story of the best kind: the kind begging to be told.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard - KBOD

Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard
$8.99 (6/19/2012)

Everyone has something to hide—especially high school juniors spencer, aria, emily, and hanna.

Spencer covets her sister's boyfriend. Aria's fantasizing about her English teacher. Emily's crushing on the new girl at school. Hanna uses some ugly tricks to stay beautiful.

But they've all kept an even bigger secret since their friend Alison vanished.

How do I know? Because I know everything about the bad girls they were, the naughty girls they are, and all the dirty secrets they've kept. And guess what? I'm telling.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Interview With Indie Author Joshua Cook: Author of AiZ: Alice in Zombieland

When did you begin writing?

I began writing when I was younger, but most of those were just for me and never saw the light of day. As I grew, writing became more and more of a hobby until it eventually vanished under the weight of real life. I began writing non-fiction articles online about seven years ago, but it still stayed more of a hobby than an actual job. It was during this time that I realized how much I missed writing, so I focused more on turning my hobby into a career. Then, about a year ago, I hit a very dark and low point in my life. During this time I lost my job, so with nothing else to do and jobs becoming harder to find, I created my own job. That is when Zombie A.C.R.E.S. was born, as well as my full time writing career – and I am never looking back.

What genres do you write?

Luckily, I am still able do a lot of freelance and business writing, and am taking on new clients when a good job comes across my desk. As far as my fiction writing, it has taken so much work to get Zombie A.C.R.E.S. up and running that I have not had much time to branch out past zombie and horror stories. Now that Zombie A.C.R.E.S. is at a point where I can spend more time elsewhere, I will be actively searching for new writing opportunities and anthologies that will allow me to grow as a writer and stretch beyond the horror genre.

Who do you imagine you're telling a story to as you write?

I don’t imagine telling stories to anyone in particular, really. I just listen to the story. Every story I write takes on a life of its own. I’m just the guy that writes that life down.

What's your latest book about?

AiZ: Alice in Zombieland (Complete Saga) is about family, love, and zombies.
William Lohman, a recently deceased man, held an interview that was seen by the entire world. In this interview, he told of how the largest pharmaceutical company in the world, Roslun Global, has been conducting secret experiments meant to revive the dead, among other atrocities. Mr. Lohman was taken quite seriously seeing as how he was obviously one of these experiments, what with the decay and all.

This interview knocked over the first domino in a long series of setbacks for Roslun Global, and the company’s greedy CEO Richard Roslun. Richard was not known for being subtle or calm, but he was known for getting results…at any cost.

Nine years has passed since that historic interview changed the world forever. People have learned to live with the idea of zombies, much the same way they learn to live with many modern diseases; it’s a terrible thing, but it doesn’t affect them. Until it does, that is.

Georgia ‘Gee’ Marie is a typical college student. She enjoys reading and hanging out with her friends, smoking a little weed and going to work. Her life is pretty mundane, until she returns one day to visit her father. Gee finds her younger sister being attacked by her mother, who has just finished feasting on the rest of the family. Gee and Alice are about to begin the greatest trials of their lives. Not only will their will to survive be tested, but the bonds that hold them together as family and loved ones will be pushed to their limits.

Gee and Alice are not the only ones to be affected by the terrible actions of Richard Roslun. Sam Ashe and his fiancée, Heather Young, have just moved to a nice neighborhood in Seattle. Their new neighborhood is beautifully manicured, right down to the last tree lining the street. This area was chosen for its aesthetics, but also for its safety. According to several of Sam’s favorite zombie reporting sites, a very low number of incidents have been reported here.

This is why Sam is caught off guard one night after an intense gaming session when he sees a shambling zombie. Thinking of his love, he heads off to save Heather from the inevitable zombie outbreak about to occur. Their path is not an easy one, and again, human emotions will be stretched to the limit. If you have ever been in love, and I mean true love, then Sam and Heather’s tale will grab you by the heartstrings and never let go.

Which authors inspire you?

I have always looked up to legendary authors like Edgar Allen Poe, Stephen King, and Douglas Adams. Once I jumped into self publishing head first, I have gained a new sense of inspiration from fellow indie authors. When it seems that the world is out to make sure you fail, or at least to make your dream seem almost impossible, indie authors keep pushing to make their dreams come true. I respect this winning against all odds attitude, and in my dark times when I want to quit writing, I look to this winning attitude to help me through these dark times.

What's your favorite book?

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I can read this series over and over again and enjoy it as much as the first time. Douglas Adams’ crafted a great and epic story that mixed his unique sense of humor with unbelievably intelligent, yet easy to understand, concepts and science.

Why did you choose independent publishing?

While this road is much tougher, and requires more work than I have ever put into anything, the rewards are phenomenal.  I control where my work is sold, how it is published, and most importantly, how it sounds. With major publishers, there seems to be more of a need to make it mainstream or saleable; which does not always translate into a better story. I like to know that the story that is out there is mine, and not what some guy in a suit thinks it should be.

What one piece of advice would you offer other indie authors?

Go out there and never give up. Like I said, this is the hardest road that I have ever had to go down, but when I stand at conventions or do interviews and say ‘I created this’, my insides get as giddy as a school girl. I always tell anyone who wants to be a writer to just go out there and do it. If you don’t succeed the first time, just keep trying. The thing to remember is that no overnight success happened overnight.


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AiZ: Alice in Zombieland (Complete Saga) by Joshua Cook

AiZ: Alice in Zombieland (Complete Saga) by Joshua Cook
$2.99 (6/17/2012)

'AiZ: Alice in Zombieland' takes place in a world that is much like our own. The sky and water are blue just as the grass is green. Every day, people are going about their business, most just trying to make ends meet. Politicians still get on the television and lie to cameras and the good people of the world.

This world has one stark difference from our own – the living, and talking, dead. This is not an apocalyptic scene of destruction and despair (yet!), but hope for the living is dwindling with every waking moment.

William Lohman, a recently deceased man, held an interview that was seen by the entire world. In this interview, he told of how the largest pharmaceutical company in the world, Roslun Global, has been conducting secret experiments meant to revive the dead, among other atrocities. Mr. Lohman was taken quite seriously seeing as how he was obviously one of these experiments, what with the decay and all.

This interview knocked over the first domino in a long series of setbacks for Roslun Global, and the company’s greedy CEO Richard Roslun. Richard was not known for being subtle or calm, but he was known for getting results…at any cost.

Nine years has passed since that historic interview changed the world forever. People have learned to live with the idea of zombies, much the same way they learn to live with many modern diseases; it’s a terrible thing, but it doesn’t affect them. Until it does, that is.

Georgia ‘Gee’ Marie is a typical college student. She enjoys reading and hanging out with her friends, smoking a little weed and going to work. Her life is pretty mundane, until she returns one day to visit her father. Gee finds her younger sister being attacked by her mother, who has just finished feasting on the rest of the family. Gee and Alice are about to begin the greatest trials of their lives. Not only will their will to survive be tested, but the bonds that hold them together as family and loved ones will be pushed to their limits.

Gee and Alice are not the only ones to be affected by the terrible actions of Richard Roslun. Sam Ashe and his fiancée, Heather Young, have just moved to a nice neighborhood in Seattle. Their new neighborhood is beautifully manicured, right down to the last tree lining the street. This area was chosen for its aesthetics, but also for its safety. According to several of Sam’s favorite zombie reporting sites, a very low number of incidents have been reported here.

This is why Sam is caught off guard one night after an intense gaming session when he sees a shambling zombie. Thinking of his love, he heads off to save Heather from the inevitable zombie outbreak about to occur. Their path is not an easy one, and again, human emotions will be stretched to the limit. If you have ever been in love, and I mean true love, then Sam and Heather’s tale will grab you by the heartstrings and never let go.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa - KBOD

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
$8.54 (6/17/2012)

In a future world, vampires reign. Humans are blood cattle. And one girl will search for the key to save humanity.

Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten.

Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them. The vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself is attacked—and given the ultimate choice. Die…or become one of the monsters.

Faced with her own mortality, Allie becomes what she despises most. To survive, she must learn the rules of being immortal, including the most important: go long enough without human blood, and you will go mad.

Then Allie is forced to flee into the unknown, outside her city walls. There she joins a ragged band of humans who are seeking a legend—a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the rabids, the mindless creatures who threaten humans and vampires alike.

But it isn't easy to pass for human. Especially not around Zeke, who might see past the monster inside her. And Allie soon must decide what—and who—is worth dying for.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Interview With Indie Author Theresa Leschmann: Author of Destiny Steps In

When did you begin writing?

I recently discovered a piece I wrote in about 6th or 7th grade for school that was surprisingly pretty good but I didn’t “decide” to write until about 4 years ago. I had been encouraged to do so by a number of people prior to that but it took me a while to determine it was really what I wanted to do.

What genres do you write?

Several, actually. I write mostly suspense or what I hope are thrillers, some with a supernatural aspect, some not. I am also working on my first novel which is a western set at the time of the California Gold Rush. Another project is a romance. My genres vary with the inspiration but I’d say my love is a good suspense or horror story.

Who do you imagine you're telling a story to as you write?

I have a group of close friends who live nearby, other writers actually, and I always imagine them reading my books first. They are equal parts similar to me and dissimilar to me so I think they make a good pretend reader. They have actually read almost everything I’ve written and are my sounding boards for ideas and such. Couldn’t do it without them.

What's your latest book about?

It is a collection of short stories written over the last four years, as I’ve developed my sea legs, so to speak. The stories have to do with choices the characters make and the consequences that follow. Some are funny, some are touching, and some are you-reap-what-sow stories. I really enjoyed writing them and putting the collection together. It’s the first of a series of planned short story collections.

Which authors inspire you?

Wow, that’s tough because there are just so many. I have to say Stephen King is my favorite. I love how he takes you inside the psyche of his characters and by the time you’ve finished the first or second chapter, you feel like you’ve known them forever. I am also inspired by Nicholas Sparks, James Patterson and Jane Austen.

What's your favorite book?

Nope, cannot do that. I most definitely do not have a single favorite. I have dozens of favorites. I read The Phantom Tollbooth to each of my kids as they grew up, complete with voices. I have read My Side of the Mountain several times. Books I couldn’t put down as an adult though, hmmm, Bag of Bones, The Wedding, Mary Queen of Scots and the Isles – a historical novel and The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker.

Why did you choose independent publishing?

I chose self-publishing for a number of reasons. First and foremost, I think it is the wave of the future. Secondly and specific to this book, I knew it would be difficult for a relatively unknown author to get a traditional publishing house to look at a set of short stories. As an author, you want people to read your work so this seemed like the best choice, for this book at this time.

What one piece of advice would you offer other indie authors?

If I could say just one thing to other indie authors it would be to follow your passion, no matter where it takes you. Chase your dreams and if you catch them, dream up another and chase that. Life is too short not to reach for those moments that change your life, make you who you are or just give you a moment’s satisfaction. Go for it.


Destiny Steps In (When Bad Things Happen.....)

Destiny Steps In (When Bad Things Happen....) by Theresa Leschmann - KBOD

Destiny Steps In (When Bad Things Happen.....) by Theresa Leschmann
$2.99 or FREE for Prime Members (6/16/2012)

Short stories dealing with the choices people make when bad things happen. From revenge and misguided youth, to pesky animals and unheeded premonitions, the choices made can often have unforeseen results. Decisions Have Consequences looks at those moments in life when impulse overrides logic and the endgame is somewhat different than expected. Each short story focuses on the journey that results from a choice made, whether split-second or a lifetime in the making – some dark and twisty, others more light-hearted. First volume in a series.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Bane by Trish Milburn - KBOD

Bane by Trish Milburn - Sequel to White Witch
$8.49 (6/15/2012)

To protect those she loves from herself, Jax will leave them all behind.She’ll risk everything in a desperate search for answers.Jax Pherson fled the darkest of covens and from her own father’s evil. For a brief moment, her courage was rewarded. She found everything she’d ever wanted. A normal life. An amazing boyfriend. An envy-worthy best friend .But her past put them all in danger, forcing a confrontation with the dark covens. In a life-and-death battle to save those she loved from the covens, Jax gained staggering power. Power so intense, so dangerous, she fears the darkness that now dwells inside her like a living thing.If she can’t control the power, she may yet become as evil as the witches she conquered.With her cousin Egan, Jax leaves all she’s built and heads for the one place that might hold the answers she desperately needs to hold back the darkness—Salem, Massachusetts. Her research unearths a shocking discovery: the Bane, a secret group of witches dedicated to thwarting the covens.Jax desperately needs their help in her fight against the covens, but finding the Bane is easier said than done and takes all her skills and courage. As Jax gets closer, her dark powers began rise and control her actions. If she succumbs to the darkness, Jax may have as much to fear from the Bane as the evil covens and the determined hunter on her trail.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

No Kindle? No Problem: Amazon Upgrades Apps to Support Comics and Children's Books

Until today, those that didn't own a Kindle Fire were unable to view children's picture books and comics. Thankfully, that has now changed. Those that use Kindle for Android, Kindle for iPad or the Kindle Cloud Reader can now enjoy these bright, colorful works.

Want to download an app for your device? Visit the Free Reading Apps page.

Happy Reading!

Fringes by Jennifer Strand - KBOD

Fringes by Jennifer Strand
$4.99 (6/14/2012)

Sarafina is a student, stripper, club kid, writer, in her last year at university. Fringes is the psychedelic coming-of-age tale of her multiple layers of experience, and what happens when her search for truth exposes the stories she reveals to no one, not even her closest friends. It is a journey from fragmentation to unity, a recovery of innocence, and a quest for the deepest love, love of self.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

2 Free Kindle Book Box Sets in Romance

The Grandmaster's Legacy by Taylor Lee

Can't get enough of Lora Leigh, Sarah McCarty and Maya Bank's steamy hot suspense? Buckle up! The Grandmaster's Legacy is positively addicting.

BE WARNED: The language is rough, the sex explicit, and the violence is fierce.

Yearnings: A Paranormal Romance Box Set by Amber Scott and Carolyn McCray

***WARNING*** This box set is a LIMITED EDITION that will no longer be available after September 2012!

Satisfy every one of your paranormal cravings with this Paranormal Romance Box Set! Four bestselling titles PLUS a Bonus eBook!

Fierce Dawn by Amber Scott...X-Men action meets True Blood Heat! 2011 Best in Paranormal Romance (Angels & Demons) nominee!

Heartsblood by Carolyn McCray...Blood magic is all the more dangerous with two hearts on the line.

Soul Search by Amber Scott...The wolf inside him is fighting for control in a race to find a missing boy.

Fated by Carolyn McCray...Bound for eternity, torn apart by history.

If you like "Underworld," dig on "True Blood" but need more "Supernatural," YEARNINGS will fulfill...deeply.

East of Orleans by Renee Irvin - KBOD

East of Orleans by Renee Irvin
$3.99 or FREE for Prime Members (6/13/2012)

Their worlds were different, but their desires were the same . . .

Isabella McCoy, from the banks of the Chattahoochee River in Georgia, was as naïve as she was beautiful.

Jacqueline Rousseau, the exotic New Orleans prostitute, was known for cruelly breaking men’s hearts while she emptied their pockets.

Both with dark secrets of their own, running away from their pasts, to an uncertain future.

Fate brought them together, and into the arms of the notorious cotton broker Jules McGinnis, who became both a husband and lover to them.

Jealousy. Passion. Love.


Now both women must overcome the truth of their tormented pasts and their unknown futures, as they face one of the most scandalous murder trials Georgia had ever seen.

East of Orleans, is a 358 page novel.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Mentalpause and Other Midlife Laughs by Laura Jensen Walker - KBOD

Mentalpause and Other Midlife Laughs by Laura Jensen Walker
$6.64 (6/12/2012)

Do you often forget the words for common things, like "husband" or "bathtub"? Have you suddenly found sub-zero temperatures pleasant? Do you survive on chocolate supplements? Ask these questions of any woman who has been through menopause, is going through it, or is soon to hit it, and she'll say yes (and then, most likely, cry).Laura Jensen Walker went into early menopause after her bout with cancer and can sympathize with other "mentalpause" sufferers and survivors. As in Thanks for the Mammogram!, she uses hilarious vignettes and a delightful mix of wit and wisdom to connect with her readers. With chapters about how "All Varicose Veins Lead to Rome" and "PMS Is a Picnic in the Park," this book helps women dealing with "mentalpause" and those around them gain a better understanding--and certainly a lighter attitude--about this passage of life. Mentalpause . . . and Other Midlife Laughs will get readers laughing at themselves as they hear Laura lightheartedly describe her age spots, lament her sagging everything, and look anew at love after forty.

Monday, June 11, 2012

3 Free Spooky Summer Reads for Kids

No Way Out - And Other Scary Short Stories by MJA Ware

No Way out - Mike takes a bet to go inside a haunted house, but will he live long enough to collect?

Also includes:
The Price of Friendship - How much is a best friend worth? Joey finds out the hard way.

Hobgoblin Horror - Jake only volunteered at the retirement home because Shelby works there. So, it's no wonder he's doesn't hear Mr. Fitches' warnings about a local homicidal hobgoblin--too bad for him.

The Adventures of Anna of Waverly Manor by Jack Sorenson

Anna, a ghost witch, lives in the attic of Waverly Manor with two ghosts, Boo and Tomfoolery. They don't like humans and frighten away everyone who tries to live there...

...until Jackie moves in with her parents. While Jackie's special needs make some things difficult for her, they also enable her to see Anna and the ghosts. After Jackie befriends Boo, things change in Anna's world, leading her on one adventure after another. (For ages 7 and up)


Mystery of the Haunted Caves by Penny Warner
Pre-Order - Available July 17, 2012

Thirteen-year-old Becca and her friends Sierra, CJ, and Jonnie are determined to win the gold medal for Troop 13 at the Gold Rush Jamboree. But they face stiff competition from the other troops—especially Troop 7, whose members love to pull pranks on them. When a mysterious clue hints at treasure buried in Camp Miwok’s Haunted Caves, Becca and her friends are determined to get their hands on that, too—even if it means sneaking from camp, hanging out with bats, and being threatened by robbers....

Classic Goosebumps Collection (Books 1-4) by R.L. Stine - KBOD

Classic Goosebumps Collection (Books 1-4) by R.L. Stine
$9.99 (6/11/2012)

Four best-selling Classic Goosebumps with bonus materials in eBook format!

A collection of four best-selling Classic Goosebumps books including Night of the Living Dummy, Deep Trouble, Monster Blood, and The Haunted Mask. Compiled together for the first time in an eBook format!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Making Your Own Wine by Peter Svans - KBOD

Making Your Own Wine: What It's Really Like to Start, Run and Profitably Sell a Winery by Peter Svans

In 1992 we bought the most amazing run down winery overlooking the water, lived the dream for 18 vintages and sold at a profit. This is not a textbook, finance manual or step-by-step how-to manual. It’s what we did and how we did it and all the highs and lows of 18 winemaking years so it’s your chance to look under the hood and see what it’s really like to own your own winery.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

3 Free Kindle Books in Chick Lit

Demon Hunter and Baby by Anna Elliot

Her boss is a fairy, her ex-lover is a Knight Templar, and she spends her days fighting the demons that plague London's streets. But what's *really* complicating Aisling McKay's life is being a single mother to a nine-month-old baby girl.

Ever since the End Times, magic has been leaking into our world. Magic and demons, shadowy beings that possess humans' bodies and destroy their souls. The Monastic Order of the Knights Templar have revealed themselves to the world as guardians and defenders of the veil between the demon world and ours. But the Templar Order is growing weaker, and the veil is starting to shred and tear. Often all that stands between humans and complete demonic possession are professional demon fighters, Hunters like Aisling McKay.

Aisling already has enough to handle between her day job, her (very unplanned) baby daughter, Willow--and avoiding Kieran, Willow's father and a Templar Knight. But now a new danger is abroad in London--and facing it will set Aisling on a collision course with the past she thought she'd escaped for good.

Jack & Jill by Amanda Keenan

Jill, a twenty-eight-year-old comic book creator, moves to Chicago to escape the meddling people in her life. She works from home to avoid as many social interactions as possible. She hopes this move will provide the anonymity she needs.

On her first night, in her new brownstone, she meets her new neighbor, Jack Maurer. Jill spends her days constantly imagining the worst possible scenario when considering doing anything in her life, even running to the corner market. She never dreamed she would move in next door to an acclaimed film and television actor, who is currently the star of the number three rated, prime-time, cop drama, FBI: Undercover.

Jack terrifies Jill by being who he is. Jill wants nothing to do with him, but Jack won’t go away. Their relationship is competitive from the start. Jack always seems to have the advantage over Jill, until she realizes she can win when she lets go of her fear of Jack.

Babe on Board by Stephanie Zia

Single Motherhood At 40 Is A Very Bumpy Ride!

Molly Warren travels the world for her work and has a gorgeous long-term lover. But, after 5 years the alarm bells on Molly's biological clock are in meltdown whilst commitment-phobe, man-of-the-world, Max is allergic to domesticity. When Molly becomes pregnant, Max runs and Molly finds herself alone, without a job and broke.

Determined to remain independent, she moves to a tiny rental apartment on the edge of London. There, an unexpected romance enters her challenging new life in the most unlikely of places: a mother and baby group full of contented, married, mums. The mothers bond in their admiration for Caroline's exotic student gardener, a French perfumier studying orchids at Kew Gardens. Through one long, hot summer, Christophe teaches the group about the philosophy of perfume, wreaking havoc amongst the housewives of one of London's greenest, prettiest, and wealthiest, suburbs. When an affair breaks out, Molly finds herself at the centre of suspicion - for all the wrong reasons. A heady, perfume-filled romance you won't want to put down till you've smelt the final page.

The Prince at the Corner Bakery - KBOD

The Prince at the Corner Bakery by Leta Gail Doerr
$3.82 (6/9/2012)

Lillian Grace Duncan knows she’s in for a long night when a much needed girls-night-out begins with a wedding ring funeral. Hers. She’s worn the ring as a chastity belt for her heart for two years since her divorce. Lilly’s best girlfriends host the funeral hoping she will bury her thoughts of married life six feet under.

As owner of Mom by the Minute, a handy-mom agency, mother of twins and a hormonal fifteen year old (what girl isn’t at that age), Lilly balances work and single motherhood like a trapeze artist.

When a new client falls ill and enlists Lilly’s services to prepare her estate and donate her husband’s treasures to charity, Lilly is forced to work alongside the client’s nephew, Jagger Davis, a thirty-something southerner who returns to his northern roots to care for his ailing aunt.

Freed of her wedding ring and empty hopes for a marriage that once was, Lilly lets her hair down, enjoys nightlife with her girlfriends, shotguns some margaritas, keeps a few secrets, and falls off the wire for The Prince at the Corner Bakery.

Friday, June 8, 2012

The Cobra King by Charlotte Kuchinsky - BONUS KBOD

The Cobra King by Charlotte Kuchinsky
$1.99 (6/8/2012)

When a mysterious fog begins to take over the magical world of Allysia, where Mirabeth Miller goes to escape from the stresses of the real world crumbling around her, the little girl knows that she must do what it takes to save her animal friends from the evil forces behind it. With the help of the Good Witch and the Great Wizard, will she be able to rescue her friends from the Sleeping Swamp in time and defeat the evil Cobra King before he gets to her first? Can Allysia’s tiny protector prevail and save everyone?

Watch as the precocious child navigates health issues and copes with problems that would bury someone five times her age. Will she survive and, if she does, can she win her father’s affection along the way?

Two worlds become inexplicably intertwined to help solve the mysteries of life, love, and friendship in both of them.

3 Free Kindle Books in Fantasy for Teens

UnEnchanted by Chanda Hahn

Mina Grime is unlucky, unpopular and uncoordinated, that is until she saves her crushes life on a field trip, changing her High School status from loser to hero overnight. But with her new found fame brings misfortune in the form of an old family curse come to light. For Mina is descended from the Brothers Grimm and has inherited all of their unfinished fairy tale business. Which includes trying to outwit a powerful Story from making her it's next fairytale victim.

To break the fairy tale curse on her family and make these deadly occurrences stop, Mina must finish the tales until the very Grimm end.

Wings of Arian by Devri Walls

* * * Wings of Arian, Book 1 in the Solus Trilogy, is a young adult paranormal fantasy novel. If you like Cassandra Clare and the Infernal Devices series or the Mortal Instrument series you will love Wings of Arian! * * *

Kiora thought she had never heard a lie until she was sixteen. But she was wrong. Her entire existence was based on nothing but. She thought that evil did not exist. Lie. That magic was not real. Lie. And that the land of Meros was all there was. One more lie.

With Aleric telling her that evil is knocking on the door and that she is the only one who can stop them she has a choice to make. Refuse, or start the wildest most painful ride of her life.

She reluctantly dips her toe into her new existence of magic and threads, dragons and shapeshifters, and the person who wants to take control of it all: the evil Dralazar.

However, this journey was never meant to be hers alone. She will be accompanied by a Protector. To her disbelief, and utter irritation they name the hotheaded, stubborn, non-magical, (albeit gorgeous) Prince Emane. They will have to trust each other with their lives, but right now Kiora would settle for a non hostile conversation.

And now it comes down to this, If you had never heard a lie, would you know when you heard one? Is knowing good from evil innate? Kiora finds herself having to decide who lives and who dies on those very questions.

* * * Wings of Arian is a young adult paranormal romance novel with approximately 115000 words. It also includes a bonus preview of Book 2 in the Solus Trilogy, WINGS OF TAVEA! * * * 

Twined by A.L. Collins

Avalin Marsh is used to disappointment. When her mother murdered a woman in the kitchen of her home on her eleventh birthday, Avalin decided that the people in your life were only there to let you down. She built up walls over the years making a mental fortress impervious to disappointment, heartache and sadness. However it also isolated her from others, making her bitter... and lonely.

When her mother was diagnosed with schizophrenia after the murder, Avalin began to see and experience things that she couldn't explain. She thought she could handle these episodes by pushing them back into her mind. Until the day she sees one of her classmates morph into a monster right in front of her eyes. Pushed to the brink of paranoia, Avalin truly believes she's insane. Then a mysterious man named Albert comes into her life. She's wary of his motives yet for some reason finds herself drawn to him even though they've never met. What's even more inexplicable is that Albert knows who Avalin is. She's the daughter of the famous Abigail Marsh. Her mother.

Now the two of them will need to put their differences aside and trust one another. If Avalin can't let her guard down long enough to let Albert in, then there might be dire and far reaching consequences in store for them.

It turns out Avalin Marsh isn't as crazy as she thought.

Fablehaven by Brandon Mull - KBOD

Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
$6.39 (6/8/2012)

For centuries, mystical creatures of all description were gathered to a hidden refuge called Fablehaven to prevent their extinction. The sanctuary survives today as one of the last strongholds of true magic in a cynical world. Enchanting? Absolutely. Exciting? You bet. Safe? Well, actually, quite the opposite. . .

Kendra and her brother Seth have no idea their grandfather is the current caretaker of Fablehaven. Inside the gated woods, ancient laws give relative order among greedy trolls, mischievous satyrs, plotting witches, spiteful imps, and jealous fairies. However, when the rules get broken, an arcane evil is unleashed, forcing Kendra and Seth to face the greatest challenge of their lives. To save her family, Fablehaven, and perhaps the world, Kendra must find the courage to do what she fears most.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

4 Free Kindle Books About Working From Home

The Laptop Liberator by Marc Charles

The Laptop Liberator reveals four digital businesses anyone can run with a laptop (netbook, iPad, PC or any mobile device) from anywhere in the world.

Start-up guru and entrepreneur Marc Charles walks you through each business in detail and shows you how to implement each business quickly.

So, You Want to Publish a Book? By Jerry Watkins

An insider's look at the self-publishing world. From over 30 years in the publishing industry the author gives insight and suggestions for those exploring or publishing for the first time. A detailed analysis of the process and pitfalls is included.

The final section on Marketing Your Book will be helpful to the novice and experienced author alike.

How to Make an App by Matt Michaels

Interested in creating your own mobile app? Congratulations, you’re in for an exciting and rewarding journey.

With this power-packed guide, you’ll learn how to easily build your first mobile app and launch it with a successful marketing plan.

Building a mobile app will seem like a daunting and, potentially, impossible task at first. But, thousands of people do it each year and that number is growing.

The good thing is that you don’t have to know ANYTHING about programming or coding to create your own mobile app. I don’t.

Have fun creating your very own mobile app!

How to Build a Profitable Niche Blog by Dee Ankary

The secret to a profitable niche website is not difficult. The right keywords, great content and some judicious promotion. The key is focus, both in terms of targeting a specific niche, and consistently moving forward until your site is thriving.

There are literally thousands of guides, tutorials, and video courses on how to monetize the web. This ebook will show you how to build a niche site, one step at a time, in simple and easy to understand terms.

Follow along, and in a short amount of time, your niche site will be up and running. Use it as your platform to deliver value to your customers, or to capture email addresses for future marketing, or simply place a relevant offer in front of your traffic.

The basics are simple, and with this guide, so can the execution.

The Moonlighter's Guide to Online Writing for Immediate Income - KBOD

The Moonlighter's Guide to Online Writing for Immediate Income by Connie Brentford

Start making money today as a paid writer. This beginner’s guide teaches you how anyone, using the tips and techniques in The Moonlighter’s Guide To Online Writing For Immediate Income, can start earning money as a freelance content writer this week! This book takes you through the world of online content writing, teaches you what you need to know to get paid to write and teaches you the simple steps to increase your income every month.

This Moonlighter’s Guide has everything you need to get started including a list of over 100 online companies and specialty markets that will pay you to write short articles for the web. Whether you want to work full-time from home or just add to your existing income, The Moonlighter’s Guide To Online Writing For Immediate Income shows you step-by-step how content writing gives you the flexibility to earn as much as you want and work from where ever you want – starting right now.

*This book has been updated with current companies and market listings as of May 2012.*

Chapters include information on:

Getting started with no training
Basic article writing and keyword use
Article starters and templates
How to apply to the websites that will pay you
Resources for intermediate level income
Opportunities for international writers
And more . . .

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

3 Free Kindle Books About Ghosts for Teens

Destiny's Dwellers by DC Daugherty

When fifteen-year-old Destin Shaw dies in a car accident, he finds himself alone in an afterlife where the living can’t see or hear him. But before he has time to accept his fate, he encounters another dead teenager, Jillian, on a snowy, country road. Destin reluctantly follows her for what she claims is the next phase of his existence.

Soon Jillian initiates Destin into the Dwellers—deceased children who help living people die without painful memories. In time, he welcomes his new reality and family, and he learns more about life than when he was actually alive.

But the Dwellers hide their own dark secrets of a past now told in ghost stories—tales of murder, betrayal and sacrifice. To make matters worse, something evil is lurking in the shadows. If Destin decides to pursue the truth, he will risk paying the ultimate price.

His existence.

Jane Doe by J.T. Kellerman

Adopted from India as an infant, Jane Watts doesn't really match the rest of whitebread Waverly, Indiana- especially not since she started shaving half her head, and wearing a shroud.

Harboring renewed feelings for the boy who broke her heart the year before, Jane finds herself at odds with her best friends. Lori Campanella has decided to cash in her V card in the back of her boyfriend's van, slightly-trashy Nic Holliday has decided it's a great time to start sneaking around with coffee baristas, and virgin-til-marriage Gaby Sutter holds them together until they start keeping secrets from themselves, and each other.

A perpetual underachiever, everybody's cover story, and nobody's number one, no wonder Jane befriends a dead girl- a Jane Doe that has all of Waverly talking.

But it's what happens after popular Lissa Knox goes missing that changes everything.

Secrets, lies, sex and death- Waverly, Indiana probably isn't the place you go when you want to be important, but it's the only place Jane's ever been.

Perpetual Night by Georgina Morales

A NEW novel from Georgina Morales.

"Lilibeth is a sweet fifteen-year-old with a great relationship with her Mom but recently she's been plagued by nightmares. When her dreams start to permeate her everyday activities she wonders about her grip on reality. Every nightmare becomes more frightening and ominous figures follow her during day; will she be finally institutionalized by her worried Mother or is it all real and she's about to receive a great gift from beyond?

Perpetual Night is a gripping original and disturbing short novel in all the best of ways."

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