Monday, April 30, 2012

My Clockwork Muse by D.R. Erickson (BONUS FREEBIE!!)

My Clockwork Muse (The Poe Files Mysteries) by D.R. Erickson

New York City, 1847: A madman is on the loose. Someone is committing murders in the manner of Edgar Allan Poe's tales of terror. The police are stymied. When a corpse is found interred in a masonry wall in a subterranean chamber, they call on Poe himself to help solve the crime.

Edgar Allan Poe's fictional detective, C. Auguste Dupin, has made the author famous as the master of deductive reasoning. But when "the father of the detective story" applies his powers of discovery to the "Poe Murders", he finds that the clues lead in only one direction: to Poe himself.

Poe soon becomes the prime suspect, and he begins to doubt his own sanity as the evidence piles up against him. What of his somnambulistic trances that often find him at the graveside of his late wife, Virginia? Or the bizarre raven that visits him in his Fordham cottage? The strange mark on his neck? The odd behavior of his one-eyed cat, Pluto? And what of his doctor, Coppelius — he of the bulging pale blue eye — and his beautiful, other-worldly daughter, Olimpia? Nothing is as it seems.

As the police tighten their noose around Poe's neck, he races against time to solve the crimes and clear his name. But he soon finds himself confronting horrors that not even his macabre fiction could have envisioned — and a conspiracy that threatens the very fabric of reality itself.

Prepare yourself for a wild ride. This is not your father's Edgar Allan Poe. This Poe's packin' heat...

Night of the Living Dead - KFMOD

Night of the Living Dead (1968)
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Zombies in a farmhouse bring terror.

The Walking Dead: Days Gone Bye Vol 1 - KBOD

The Walking Dead: Days Gone Bye Vol 1 by Robert Kirkman
$8.99 (4/30/2012)

BEST VIEWED ON THE KINDLE FIRE OR OTHER LARGE SCREENS

Collects issues #1-#6 An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. In a matter of months, society has crumbled: There is no government, no grocery stores, no mail delivery, no cable TV. Rick Grimes finds himself one of the few survivors in this terrifying future. A couple months ago he was a small town cop who had never fired a shot and only ever saw one dead body. Separated from his family, he must now sort through all the death and confusion to try and find his wife and son. In a world ruled by the dead, we are forced to finally begin living.

4 Free Kindle Books About Zombies

Dead Rising by Carl Hose

In a world where the dead have risen and the living have nowhere to hide, two groups of survivors meet up in a town called Faith to make a stand against the walking dead, with the fate of mankind hanging on the outcome of the final conflict. Great characters and an engaging story make this a must-read for fans of the zombie genre.





 

Zombie Apocalypse Serial #1 by Ivana E. Tyorbrains (Awesome Name BTW)

Dr. Timothy Frye has a plan to unleash a zombie apocalypse. But before he destroys all of human civilization, he first must get revenge on the bully who ruined his childhood.

Zombie Apocalypse Serial presents the end of humanity in bite-sized chunks. Book One is 19,000 words (about 60 pages).


 

Zaphod Zombie: Living Impaired Among the Unimpaired Living by Jordan Krumbine


WARNING: Adult content; young readers be warned!

Following the mantra "Zombies Are People, Too", Zaphod Zombie is the story of a young man -- who just so happens to be undead -- simply trying to survive life, death, sex, friendships, and everything in between.

Most people think of zombies as mindless monsters, shambling their way to the nearest available brain. Zaphod would beg to differ. Hell, he doesn't even LIKE brains. Ever since he joined the ranks of the undead, Zaphod has been having a hard time fitting in. After getting fired from his job, kicked out of the motel he was staying at, and facing prejudice and racism everywhere he turns, Zaphod finally catches a break when he finds a room to rent on craigslist.

EVERY MONTH IS ZOMBIE AWARENESS MONTH! Help the spread of understanding, tolerance, and acceptance of our undead brothers and sisters by downloading this book today!



The Apocalypse Blog Book 0: Before the End by Melanie Edmonds

This is a picture of the girl that once was, before the bomb went off and changed everything. The is the prequel to the adventure that altered the world.

After betrayal by her best friend, Faith MacIntyre starts a new blog, trying to turn the page to a brighter future. She makes war with terribly normal foes: an ex-boyfriend who broke her heart; a retail job in Christmas crowds; an intimate mistake with an old friend.

She doesn't know that the end of the world is coming. She doesn't know about the fight for sanity and survival that will be thrust upon her.

Soon, Faith will be wishing that boyfriends, customers and cash registers are all she has to worry about.

Soon, this blog will be all she has left of her current life.


Sunday, April 29, 2012

Shrek - KFMOD

I absolutely love this movie. Not only is it a beautiful, funny story, but it has an awesome soundtrack. I could watch this movie over and over again.


Shrek (2001)
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Winner of the first Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, Shrek sparked a motion picture phenomenon and captured the world's imagination with the Greatest Fairy Tale Never Told! Relive every moment of Shrek's daring quest to rescue the feisty Princess Fiona with the help of his loveable loudmouthed Donkey and win back the deed to his beloved swamp.

Tangled Junior Novel - KBOD

Tangled Junior Novel by Disney Press and Irene Trimble
$3.99 (4/29/2012)

Best Viewed on the Kindle Fire or Other Large Screen Devices

Disney puts a new spin on the classic fairy tale of Rapunzel. Rapunzel The Junior Novelization is a complete 128-page retelling of the story about the princess with long, long, long locks of golden hair who gets locked in a tower. The Junior Novelization also contains 8 pages of exciting full-color stills from the hit animated feature film.

A to Z Challenge Week 4 Update

Whew. It was a rough week this week, but I managed to stay on track and finish week 4 of the challenge. We've got one more day of the challenge left. That means you've got through the 30th to help A Girl and Her Kindle find more followers. Remember, if the site reaches 100 followers by the end of the 30th, I'll be giving away a $25 Amazon Kindle Gift Card. In case you missed any of the free Kindle books this week, here's the roundup:

T is for Thrillers
U is for Unicorns
V is for Vampires
W is for Werewolves
X is for The Virginia X
Y is for Young Adult

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Romeo + Juliet - KFMOD

Romeo + Juliet (1996)
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Rated PG-13
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Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue.

Eragon - KBOD

Eragon by Christopher Paolini
$10.99

When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself. Overnight his simple life is shattered, and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic, and power. With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller for guidance, Eragon and the fledgling dragon must navigate the dangerous terrain and dark enemies of an Empire ruled by a king whose evil knows no bounds. Can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands. . . .

6 Free Kindle Books for Young Adults

Because yesterday's post was so short, I thought I would make today's a bit longer. Remember that these books may only be free for a limited time.


Cursed by Tara Brown

Some girls have all the luck and the love, Aimee James is not one of these girls. Luck avoids her at all costs and love couldn't be further away.
That is until the fateful night she agrees to attend her first party, ever.
She loses her best friend while accidentally stealing another and meets a stranger, no one else can see, who sets her body aflame with desire.
Things heat up and Aimee finds herself in love with two guys at once but as bad luck would have it she also finds her life on the line.
She must choose between living and loving for the first time.
The questions she must ask herself, Is it worth it to live forever if the person you love doesn't know you're alive, literally? Or is it better to die with their kiss upon your lips?


Starfire Angels by Melanie Nilles


They've been coming here for thousands of years, using Earth as a sanctuary to escape threats from their own kind. Mankind knows them as angels, and one of them left a child upon her death to be raised as a human.

Raea is now a high school senior and her life as a human is about to end. The crystal shard she bears is not a pretty pendant; it's a collective of powerful entities who chose her as their Keeper, a protector of one of the four shards that power a machine capable of destroying whole worlds. Those who desire the Starfire's power have sent an agent to find her, but she's too busy evading a nosy reporter ready to exploit her secret and dating a hot new foreign student to notice. Nevermind learning what she really is.

Only one person on Earth can help her, the last person she ever expected. But he's not from Earth. Life as a human would be so much easier.


Storytellers by Martin C Sharlow

Thousands of years ago, the great Sage Montok Waynew signed the Book Accords, in which it was declared that all books must edify and instruct for the good of all mankind. Created in the hope to end the tyranny that had come into existence in their time, it was widely received and ratified by all living Sages as a good thing in the wake of the last great Story wars. So it went, that those books that were not found desirable were burned or destroyed, to protect all future generations.

Gailen, Alena and Targ find this peace is about to end. In a world where Sages can summon stories to life to do their bidding, these three apprentices must find where they belong, when the laws of the past seem to no longer exist.


Silver Knight by Caron Rider


When seventeen-year-old Diana recognizes an elderly priest in a video on YouTube, she realizes that reincarnation is real and that she’s been alive before! Every night in her dreams, she relives her past learning that it’s kill or be killed. Now a bishop at the Vatican whom she saved in another life calls on her once more. She is needed to help defeat evil within the catacombs of Rome. But when she arrives in Rome, she meets Alexander – the man of her dreams! Through the centuries she has loved him…betrayed him...been killed by him. Will she give him another chance or this time will she strike first?


 

The Fable of the Mad Queen by Jules Marks

“The Fable of the Mad Queen” is vividly entertaining saga set in the fictional country of Lothria in the late fourteen century. The principal character is Lucas Griffiths, a young knight from the neighboring nation of Kestar. In the course of reconnoitering during a tenuous truce, Lucas is captured by the Lothrians, and subsequently becomes a pawn in the exquisitely complicated politics of the Lothrian Court. Early on in his captivity, Lucas befriends Queen Elaine—the “Mad Queen” of the title—and her trusted friend and ally, Duncan Bothwell, the great wizard/scientist of the Lothrian court. Because of Lucas’ uncanny resemblance to a long deceased member of the royal family, Queen Elaine becomes convinced of the possibility that Lucas is one of her kin. Ordinarily such a supposition, especially from a woman that some believed to be “unhinged,” would be given no credence, but Lucas’ family history is murky, for he is an orphan with a mysterious past.

As the political/military maneuvering in Lothria becomes more convoluted, so, too does Lucas’ situation, and when a plot to have Lucas assassinated is discovered, Elaine and Duncan devise a ruse to spirit Lucas out of the fortress. Their well-meaning move serves to throw Lucas from the proverbial frying pan into the fire. A potential savior arrives in the form of Lord Alfred of Rowden, who contrives to cast Lucas from the political ‘chessboard’ by faking his death. But Peter Houghton, Lord Alfred’s principal subordinate—one whose loyalty is, on occasion, called into question—comes up with an escape plan that could just have lethal consequences. Lucas ultimately ends up in a coffin, and whether that coffin will be Lucas’ final resting place is a question that must be resolved.


A Measure of Disorder by Alan Tucker

Jenni Kershaw’s ordinary, eighth grade life becomes a thing of the past when her science class goes on a field trip. Armed with only their notebooks, MP3 players, and wits, Jenni and her classmates are unknowingly transported to another world. Follow Jenni and her class on their extraordinary adventures in their fight to discover who — and what — they really are.

Friday, April 27, 2012

X-Men - KFMOD

X-Men (2000)
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Rated PG-13
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Two mutants come to a private academy for mutants whose resident superhero team must oppose a powerful mutant terrorist organization.

Planet X by Michael Jan Friedman - KBOD

Planet X by Michael Jan Friedman
$7.99 (4/27/2012)

On the planet Xhaldia, ordinary men and women are mutating into bizarre creatures with extraordinary powers. But is this a momentous evolutionary leap or an unparalleled catastrophe? The very fabric of Xhaldian society is threatened as fear and prejudice divide the transformed from their own kin.

Dispatched to cope with the growing crisis, Captain Picard and the crew of the Starship Enterprise™ receive some unexpected visitors from another reality -- in the form of the group of mutant heroes known as the uncanny X-Men®. Storm, leader of the X-Men, offers their help in resolving a situation that is agonizingly similar to the human/mutant conflicts of their own time and space.

But when hostile aliens appear in orbit around Xhaldia to try and abduct the transformed for use as a superpowered force in an attack on the Federation, even the combined forces of the crew of Starfleet and the X-Men may be unable to prevent an inferno of death and destruction.

Starfleet's finest crew and Earth's greatest mutant heroes will need all their powers and abilities to save the Xhaldian people and stop a deadly threat to the Federation.

Free Kindle Book: The Virginia X

Let's face it. There aren't a lot of choices when it comes to the letter X, unless you get into the more adult side of Kindle books and that's something I will not be featuring on A Girl and Her Kindle. Anyway, enjoy this freebie!

The Virgina X by Keith Nichols

Adventure and intrigue are unexpected consequences when two young men decide to explore a derelict ship. What they find in the bowels of the old craft lead them on a dangerous flight from a gang of ruthless thugs out to cover up a murder. Using their combined mechanical knowledge the friends use their wits and their courage to bring the Virginia X back home.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Blood Moon by Jody Morse and Jayme Morse Review

Blood Moon (Howl #2) by Jody Morse and Jayme Morse
$0.99

Coping with becoming a werewolf was bad enough, but Samara never knew that the decisions that came with being werewolf would be so difficult.

Blood Moon picks up where Howl left off and is another page turner. Readers are given a closer look at their favorite characters and introduced to a few new ones - some good and some that might just be a bit evil. As the story progresses, Samara is forced to make difficult decisions, some that will end friendships and some that will affect everyone in her family. Can she survive being a werewolf? And, can she handle her new found responsibilities?

I was so amazed at how quickly Blood Moon went. When I got to the end, I couldn't believe it was over. The cliff-hanger ending was even more alluring than the ending of Howl and left me wanting the next book right away. Alas, the third book in the Howl series has yet to be released.

If you love werewolves, young adult books, or paranormal romance, you will love this Blood Moon.

Reviewer was given a copy of Blood Moon in exchange for a review.

The Wolfman (Unrated) - KFMOD

The Wolfman - Unrated - (2010)
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Anthony Hopkins and Benicio De Toro tear up the screen in an action thriller of a man cursed when bitten by a bloodthirsty beast. Watch the never before seen unrated version.

Bridget in Werewolf Rehab by Maura Byrne - KBOD

Bridget in Werewolf Rehab by Maura Byrne
$7.99 (4/26/2012)

What happens to werewolves who aren’t savage beasts and vampires who don’t like blood? They get sent to rehab, of course!

And so it begins when Bridget, a thirteen year old computer-mad, meat hating werewolf is forced into the crazy world of Herr Wolf’s Rehab. There she has to endure a horrendous daily routine of compulsory shape shifting and inner wolf therapy. Even though most of Bridget’s class are endearing and zany, Bridget feels so traumatised she vows to run away. But just as she’s about to escape, after a ride on the thrilling emotional roller roaster, Bridget’s life is saved by three wacky rehab-attending vampires.

Mr Chow, the head of the United Supernatural Nations is summoned to preside over a dispute between the two schools. Instead of delivering sanctions, he radically suggests the running of a boat race and quiz night to encourage friendly co-operation between the supernatural misfits. Bridget is thrilled - the cool, non-animalistic vampires are so fascinating to her.

The boat race ends with the vampires cheating by using über farts and the quiz night descends in to a hysterical farce. Somehow the friendships deepen. When another class mate is poisoned, it quickly becomes clear that someone is trying to kill Bridget. In her quest to deny her animal identity and discover the truth about the murder, Bridget breaks school rules and illegally visits the vampire’s rehab. There Bridget discovers a world far nuttier than her own and realises that the vampires are just as hopeless as she.

But Bridget’s life is still at risk and when she and her new vampire friends are about to die, Bridget must decide if she will finally accept her werewolf identity and unleash the animal within.

2 Free Kindle Books About Werewolves

Wild by Naomi Clark

Lizzie Creighton ran away from her life a year ago, wanting to escape the pressures of university and just party. And that’s exactly what she did.

But now she's sick of the world she's fallen into – the drink, the drugs, the violence – and she's desperate to start again. The chance to do it comes from the last source she could ever imagine. After her deadbeat boyfriend steals her car and abandons her in the dead of night, Lizzie is bitten by a wolf. And suddenly her next fix is her last problem.

Now, caught between Nick Doyle, the outcast werewolf who claims he can save her, and Seth Weaver, the favourite son of the blue-blood werewolf royalty, Lizzie must decide what kind of werewolf she wants to be.

Author's note: Contains scenes of drug use and domestic violence and may not be suitable for younger readers.


Wolfkind by Stephen Melling

In Los Angeles the question on everyone’s lips… “Who is the Invisible Assassin?” The elusive hit man who has the authorities baffled, the general public intrigued and the local gangland highbrows hiding behind razor wire and hi-tec weaponry.

With the city’s second most powerful crime family slaughtered, Joshua Grenire is pressed into action by his mentor, Max Barlow: hunt and kill the assassin. Though burdened by social inexperience and the crushing responsibility of his mission, he is at the same time buoyed with child-like wonder at the prospect of finally interacting with ordinary people.

Once in L.A. Joshua infiltrates the Durant crime syndicate and acquaints himself with the mobster’s spirited civilian daughter, Genna Delucio. He finds himself breaking one of the rules by falling for the girl. While after nightfall he searches coldly for the assassin, during daylight hours he steals time to explore the simple rites of passage that long-term seclusion has denied him.

In a modern society blood-stained with intolerance and prejudice, street violence and contract killing, Invisible Assassin is a story about love and innocence struggling against the corrupting nature of power.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Dracula - KFMOD

Dracula (1931)
FREE for Prime Members
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Rated NR
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Relive all the terror, mystery and intrigue of the original vampire masterpiece starring Bela Legosi that has inspired hundreds of adaptations and launched the Hollywood horror genre.

Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson - KBOD

Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson
$7.99 (4/25/2012)

First Betsy Taylor loses her job, then she's killed in a car accident. But what really bites is that she can't seem to stay dead. And now her new friends have the ridiculous idea that Betsy is the prophesied vampire queen, and they want her help in overthrowing the most obnoxious power-hungry vampire in five centuries.

5 Free Kindle Books About Vampires

Reed Butler's Story by James Emory Thomas

Reed Butler is a bereaved Texas cattle rancher in 1879, who does not believe in the supernatural. But when he is bitten by a vampire and becomes one of the undead, his only hope of being human again is to hunt down the vampire at the head of the bloodline and kill her in less than four days. But to accomplish that, he will need the help of God, who he has never believed in before and is now more than a little angry with. Along with a beautiful but slightly crazy female doctor, who has a secret agenda of her own, Reed Butler is facing the battle of his life and the eternal destinies of many people hang in the balance.Full of vampire cowboy action and almost unbearable suspense, Reed Butler’s Story is a relentless thriller infused with spirituality.


The Slasher of Flopsville by Jose Mojica

After feeling like a freak all her life, 14 year-old Mimi Miller finally moves to a place where everyone agrees she's normal and beautiful. Sadly for her, those qualities make her the freakiest girl in town.

Welcome to Flopsville, Michigan, the town where werewolves specialize in hair restoration, vampires mend their broken hearts through blood-n-guts poetry, and zombies lurk social networks in search of the perfect brain. Here, making low-budget horror films is the leading industry. Or at least it used to be before a werewolf actor known as The Slasher got hungry and devoured 25 people in a single weekend. But now that Mimi, the granddaughter of a famous scriptwriter, has returned, the town's hope has been restored. That is, if Mimi can fulfill her Grandma's prophecy and unravel the meaning of her birthmark  before The Slasher turns her into his next meal.


Venice Vampyr by Tina Folsom


Venice, early 1800s

Isabella Tenderini, a wealthy merchant's widow rescues a stranger from drowning in one of Venice's canals. And how does the man repay her selfless act? By kissing her - her, a respectable woman.

Not only is Raphael di Santori grateful for his life being saved, he would also like to thank his rescuer very intimately - more intimately than decorum allows. But then, Raphael has never been one to play by the rules - as a vampire he doesn't have to.



Blood of the Sun by J.L. McCoy

Skye Morrison has a lot in common with today’s college graduates; she’s neck-deep in student loan debt and desperate for a better paying job. For four years, the nightlife of Austin, Texas (home of Skye’s Alma Mater) has satiated her thirst for good music, a revamp in fashion and men – especially local musician, Jameson Doyle, but her spot as a waitress at Drop Kick Dan’s bar wasn’t going to cut the slack. A personal life troubled by a hounding ex only made matters worse. Skye was never the damsel in distress type, but when an unexpected public shouting match with her ex turned physical, a savior disguised as a heavenly gorgeous Irishman came to her rescue. Archer Rhys, a businessman with a lot to offer, doesn’t exactly sweep Skye off her feet but she couldn’t help but to be captivated by his ravenous good looks. When Archer makes Skye a lucrative job offer as his personal assistant for his new downtown Austin club, The Mausoleum, she quickly finds out that she may have gotten more than she bargained for.


Seithe by Poppet

 In a rage Phoebe stalks out on her past.

Fate twists her into new arms when she enters the club Pravus, where the fallen congregate.

She steps out of her life induced coma and indulges in SEITHE.

He's intoxicating, enthralling and dangerous. Is he a Vampyre, Demon, or Fallen angel? She's about to find out, if he doesn't kill her first.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Last Unicorn - KFMOD

I really, really wanted The Last Unicorn to be the book and movie of the day, but there is currently something wrong with the Kindle edition of the book, so it's currently unavailable. Anyway, here's the next best thing, the legendary movie.


The Last Unicorn (1982)
7-Day Rental $2.99
Rated G
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Fantasy about the last remaining unicorn on earth who leaves her home in the lilac woods in the hope that she will find another unicorn somewhere in the world.

The Unicorn Girl by M.L. LeGette - KBOD

The Unicorn Girl by M.L. LeGette
$5.00 (4/24/2012)

"The girl in the mirror was paler than I was. Her white hair flowed down her head gracefully to land fully on her shoulders. But her eyes, her eyes struck me the most. There was not a trace of green in those eyes, only blue. They were two beautiful deep blue pools; each one glinted and glimmered brightly. There was something about those eyes that I didn't like at all. Something that made my skin prickle."

Leah Vindral didn't expect her life to change so drastically. She never expected to catch a rare and nearly fatal illness and she certainly never expected to wake up one day looking like a completely different person.

Now she is on the run, dodging knights and drunken fools, for her life is in danger. A deadly witch wishes to return to power and she needs Leah, the white-haired girl . . . the girl who can speak to unicorns.

2 Free Kindle Books About Unicorns

The Thirteenth Unicorn by W. D. Newman

While spending the summer with their grandparents on a remote farm in South Carolina, Ben Alderman and his sister Casey uncover a hidden world of magic; a world their grandmother is secretly visiting. It is a world where elves and dwarves are locked in mortal combat against a witch who is trying to free the last surviving wizard from exile. The witch has been defeated once before but with the combined power of the wizard, no one will be able to stand against them. Much to Ben's dismay, he learns that he is the one foretold in the ancient elfin prophecies to bring about the downfall of the witch and save this exciting new world from destruction.



Errant (Killer Unicorns) by Diana Peterfreund

In 18th century France, a noble family prepares to celebrate their daughter’s arranged marriage by holding a traditional unicorn hunt. But when an unusual nun arrives at the chateau with her beloved pet to help the rich girl train, nothing goes as expected. Starring hunters, fine ladies, fancy frocks, and killer unicorns. 









Monday, April 23, 2012

The Butterfly Effect - KFMOD

The Butterfly Effect is another movie that I thought was really well done, but I will never be able to watch again. I often recommend it to people because it really is a great movie. However, once you see it, you'll understand why it's so hard to watch. I warn you that this movie is disturbing. The story is also very gripping and leaves you thinking about it for days, even weeks, to come.

The Butterfly Effect (2004)
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Rated R
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A young man struggling to access sublimated childhood memories finds a technique that allows him to travel back to the past.

The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris - KBOD

The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
$7.99 (4/23/2012)

A serial murderer known only by a grotesquely apt nickname-Buffalo Bill-is stalking women. He has a purpose, but no one can fathom it, for the bodies are discovered in different states. Clarice Starling, a young trainee at the FBI Academy, is surprised to be summoned by Jack Crawford, chief of the Bureau's Behavioral Science section. Her assignment: to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter-Hannibal the Cannibal-who is kept under close watch in the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane.

Dr. Lecter is a former psychiatrist with a grisly history, unusual tastes, and an intense curiosity about the darker corners of the mind. His intimate understanding of the killer and of Clarice herself form the core of The Silence of the Lambs-and ingenious, masterfully written book and an unforgettable classic of suspense fiction.

5 Free Kindle Books in Thrillers

We all love that rush we get from a good thriller. If you're a fan of thrillers, here are five free Kindle books to choose from. Enjoy!


Headhunters by Charlie Cole

Simon Parks is a headhunter by trade, finding the best talent in the industry. Simon's industry happens to be the international spy game. When tragedy rips his life apart he relocates to a new town and starts over, only to find that his old life has followed him home. Pursued by industrial spies, domestic terrorists, and his old boss, Simon must unravel a plot to steal secrets from the Department of Homeland Security and frame him for murder. Cut off from official channels and hounded by the police, Simon recruits his own rogue team of operatives to take down the conspirators.


Dead Running by Cami Checketts

Cassidy Christensen is running.
Running from the mercenaries who killed her parents.
Running from a scheming redhead intent on making her life miserable.
Running from painful memories that sabotage her dreams of happiness.
With two very tempting men competing for her attention, she hopes she'll finally have someone to run to, but can she trust either of them? When secrets from her past threaten her family, Cassidy decides to stop running and fight for her future.


Dagger and other tales by Phil Bowie

From the storyteller whose work has been praised by top NY Times bestselling authors Lee Child, Ridley Pearson, and Stephen Coonts, comes this collection of short stories about: a dangerous lady, a magical child, a love rediscovered, a threat from space, an ingenious hit man, a vicious biker gang, a mischievous voice, and ten more intriguing tales, including the author's award-winning version of the Stephen King story, "The Cat from Hell."





 


 The Accidental Exorcist by Joshua Graham

When forensic psychiatrist Abigail Lee meets a baby-killing mother who has been declared criminally insane and acquitted, she discovers something lurking beneath the surface. Something far deeper and more insidious than mere psychopathy. But can she come to terms with her own struggle with science and faith in time to confront it?








Blue Moon by C. D. Ledbetter


(One reviewer claimed that this book isn't readable upon download, but I didn't experience that problem.)


Old Souls are men and women whose bond of love is so strong it transcends the test of time. It is said that whenever a Blue Moon occurs, two old souls find each other, thus strengthening their bond of love. Unfortunately, not every reunion runs smoothly. Sometimes, it’s even coupled with deception and danger…

Mary Corbett's calm, orderly existence is shattered the moment she sets foot on an old, run-down Louisiana plantation. Even though she's never been there before, she recalls details about the house that only someone who actually lived in it would know. To make matters worse, although she’s never met the other curator, Jack Windham, she knows things about him she shouldn’t ought to know.

When she and Jack attend a Blue Moon Voodoo ceremony, they share a vision and realize they’re old souls who’ve been reunited. Their joyous reunion is short-lived; for neither can recall what happened past a certain event in their previous life. Mary’s determination to find the key to their past is fraught with danger. When she learns that members of a local Voodoo cult have vowed to protect her from harm, she can’t help but wonder who’s going to protect her from them.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

I Spy DIY Style by Jenni Radosevich Review

I Spy DIY Style by Jenni Radosevich
$15.99

Have you ever saw a dress you just had to have but couldn't afford? Have you ever went shopping, but couldn't find anything that matched your personality? Then you need to DIY.

I Spy DIY Style by Jenni Radosevich tells you everything you need to know about taking a piece of boring clothing and turning into something fabulous. You'll learn tips and tricks and you're even given a list of basic supplies you need to keep on hand for altering clothing.

I found a few project in this book that caught my eye. However, I do feel this book is more for someone that's starting out rather than someone who is experienced at altering clothing. I think this book would be wonderful for teenagers who want to express their own style and need tips on how to make alterations.

I recommend I Spy DIY Style to anyone who wants to learn how to update their current wardrobe or how to make basic pieces purchased on a budget into something fabulous. Even if you don't care for the project listed in the book, it still teaches you several techniques you can use to make your own projects.

Reviewer was given a copy of the book through NetGalley in exchange for a review.

Christian Dior, the Man Behind the Myth - KFMOD

Christian Dior, the Man Behind the Myth (2007) 
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1947, a young designer wins the world to his vision of woman and elegance. He re-establishes Paris as the capitol of fashion that it was before the war. His name, Christian Dior, is about to become a myth.

High Heels Mysteries Boxed Set Books 1-5 - KBOD

High Heels Mysteries Boxed Set Books 1-5 by Gemma Halliday
$9.99 (4/22/2012)

SPYING IN HIGH HEELS
L.A. shoe designer, Maddie Springer, lives her life by three rules: Fashion. Fashion. Fashion. But when she stumbles upon the work of a brutal killer, her life takes an unexpected turn from Manolos to murder.

KILLER IN HIGH HEELS
Maddie straps on her stilettos and, along with her trigger-happy best friend, makes tracks for Sin City in search of her MIA dad.
Maddie finds not only her dad, but also a handful of aging drag queens, an organized crime ring smuggling fake Prada pumps, and one relentless killer. Plus, it seems the LAPD's sexiest cop is doing a little Vegas moonlighting of his own. In a town where odds are everything, Maddie bets it all on her ability to out-step a vicious murderer.

UNDERCOVER IN HIGH HEELS
Secret affairs, hunky gardeners, and housewives desperate enough to bare it all... welcome to Magnolia Lane, TV's hottest new prime time show... where a rising young starlet is found dead on the show's set. Now it's up to Maddie to sift through a leading lady with a secret, an actor on the verge of a nervous breakdown, a sexy cyber scandal, and one tabloid reporter who'll stop at nothing to get the story of the century. Not to mention Maddie's hot-cold relationship with the case's familiar lead detective, Jack Ramirez. In a world where secrets, lies, and deception can earn you an Oscar, Maddie plays the role of a lifetime to catch Hollywood's hottest killer. But if she doesn't watch her step, Maddie's fifteen minutes of fame just may be her last.

ALIBI IN HIGH HEELS
Baguettes, bodies, and haute couture galore! Shoe designer turned amateur sleuth, Maddie Springer, is at it again, this time in fabulously fashionable Paris. When Europe's designer de jour, Jean Luc LeCroix, invites Maddie to show her creations at Paris Fashion Week, Maddie's sure she's died and gone to heaven. That is until Jean Luc's top model is found dead on the runway, stabbed with a familiar stiletto heel. Sure someone is trying to frame her, Maddie enlists the help of her friends, including the sexy Detective Jack Ramirez, to uncover a daring jewel heist, a devious blackmailer, and even a few skeletons lurking in the closets of those closest to her. But as the evidence mounts, Maddie becomes the prime suspect and Ramirez is stuck between a badge and a cute blonde with a tendency for trouble. Will he stand by her as she attempts to track down an international killer, or will this be the case that finally comes between them? One thing's for sure, if Maddie doesn't uncover the real killer soon, she may be saying her final adieu.

MAYHEM IN HIGH HEELS
Maddie Springer is finally walking down the aisle with the man of her dreams. And she's got the perfect wedding planner to pull it all off in style. Well, perfect, that is, until the woman winds up dead - murdered in buttercream icing. With the help of her fellow fashionista friends, Maddie vows to unveil the cold-blooded killer, but as the wedding day grows closer, tempers flare, old flames return, and Maddie's race to the altar turns into a race against time.

A to Z Challenge Week 3 Update



Another week has come to an end and there were lots more free Kindle books to choose from. I want to remind you one last time that if the website reaches 100 followers by the end of the challenge, a lucky winner will receive a $25 Amazon Kindle Gift Card. Now, let's get to the freebies. Here are the posts from the past week:

N is for New Releases
O is for Online Opportunities
P is for Paranormal Romance
Q is for Quests
R is for Romance
S is for Superheroes

Saturday, April 21, 2012

My Super Ex-Girlfriend - KFMOD

I absolutely love this movie. Not only is it hilarious, but Eddie Izzard's in it! I adore Eddie! If you haven't seen this movie, I highly recommend it.



My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006)
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A man who dumps his long-time girlfriend discovers his ex is a superhero, and she's out for revenge.

Watchmen by Alan Moore - KBOD

Watchmen by Alan Moore
$9.99 (4/20/2012)

This Hugo Award-winning graphic novel chronicles the fall from grace of a group of super-heroes plagued by all-too-human failings. Along the way, the concept of the super-hero is dissected as the heroes are stalked by an unknown assassin.

One of the most influential graphic novels of all time and a perennial bestseller, WATCHMEN has been studied on college campuses across the nation and is considered a gateway title, leading readers to other graphic novels such as V FOR VENDETTA, BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS and THE SANDMAN series.

2 Free Kindle Books About Superheroes

Superheroes: The Best of Philosophy and Pop Culture by William Irwin

Behind the cool costumes, special powers, and unflagging determination to fight evil you’ll find fascinating philosophical questions and concerns deep in the hearts and minds of your favorite comic book heroes.

Why doesn't Batman just kill the Joker and end everyone's misery? Does Peter Parker have a good life? What can Iron Man teach us about the role of technology in society? Bringing together key chapters from books in the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series, this free superhero sampler engages the intellectual might of big thinkers like Aristotle and Kant to answer these questions and many others, giving you new insights on everything from whether Superman is truly an American icon to whether Wolverine is the same person when he loses his memory.



Star Light by Thonas Rand

Chris Rush was an average guy, until a construction site accident took his left arm, and then he becomes an extraordinary man when his arm grows back.

In the wake of losing his arm, Chris falls into depression and frustration by having to relearn mundane tasks, like brushing his teeth. While at a prosthetic clinic, he has a chance encounter with a childhood friend, Lilly Christian, the technician that’s going to make his artificial arm. Lilly tries to rekindle their lost love, but Chris' disability hinders his confidence. He’s also haunted by dreams of his mother's death that happened thirty years ago, when his stepfather killed her in front of his eight-year-old eyes.

His world is thrown upside-down when he awakens one morning and discovers that his severed arm grew back overnight. He soon finds out that he’s been watched since birth by a clandestine government agency and now they want to capture him, because his unique DNA has come out of stasis. He learns that they abducted Lilly to use as leverage against him, so he’s going after them. Chris needs to find out what he is and in order to do that—he must find his father, who he’s never met, because he thought he was dead.

Chris leaves behind a trail of destruction as he heads on a collision course with the mystery of his true identity.
 
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