Saturday, March 31, 2012

Fast Weight Loss for Women Boxed Set - FREE!!

Fast Weight Loss for Women Boxed Set by Jenny Perry
FREE - (3/31/2012)


Grab this comprehensive compilation and you are getting everything you need to achieve your weight loss goals. You get three books at a discounted price:

* Rapid Weight Loss for Women
* How To Lose 10 Pounds in a Week
* Lose Belly Fat Fast For Women


These books provide detailed and comprehensive plans on how to lose weight quickly and safely. You will discover:

* how you can realistically lose ten pounds in a week
* the first thing you absolutely MUST do before starting any weight loss plan
* the easy way to exercise without any special equipment – or even leaving the house
* a thousand-year old strategy from ancient China that can help you stay in shape for longer
* the amazing product that is absolutely vital to helping you lose weight – it’s completely free and easy to get hold of, yet most people simply don’t get enough of it
* the device in every living room that can make you fat…and why you should throw it in the bin today
* what you should always carry with you to lose weight faster and more easily, wherever you may be
* the best way to start your day on the fast track to easy weight loss
* what you should always do before you sit down to eat if you want to avoid overeating
* the one thing you should always say “no” to – no matter how tempting it may be
* the tasty snacks that you can eat between meals without feeling guilty – they are actually good for you!
* the kind of food you should stay away from at all costs, because of the disastrous effects it can have on your health and your waistline
* how you can enjoy chocolate regularly, and still lose weight
one simple change in your routine that burn extra calories effortlessly every day
* A simple way to have fun and lose weight at the same time…you’d probably forgotten how good this feels!
* How your cellphone can help you burn calories and lose more weight
* What you should do last thing every night to increase your success at losing weight – it’s easy and only takes a minute

…plus many more powerful secrets, tricks and tactics you can use to turn the tables and save your home. Wouldn’t it be great to look in the mirror and feel great about the reflection you see? Imagine how good you will feel when you never again have to worry about:

* throwing away great clothes that simply don’t fit you any more
* feeling fat, frumpy and unlovable…even though you know you are a wonderful person
* being politely called “cuddly,” “well-rounded” or “full-figured”
* worrying about your health, and the uncertain future that obesity offers
* getting paid less because of the way you look…typically 17% less than slimmer people
* constantly struggling with diets and plans that seem to make you fatter, not slimmer

Better still, a week from today, you will not only have put all those problems behind you, you will also be able to look forward to a much brighter and more promising future. One that offers you:

* the satisfaction that you are looking good, as well as feeling great
* knocking years off your age, both in the way you feel, and the way people see you
* admiring glances from friends and family…maybe even total strangers
* looking fo

Size 12 Is Not Fat by Meg Cabot - KBOD

I was drawn to this book because, at one time, I was a size 12 and felt that it would be a cute story. Little did I know that I would quickly consume the entire series and be left wanting more. Thankfully, book four will be released soon. If you love chick lit, romantic comedy, or mystery, you have to check out this book.

Size 12 Is Not Fat by Meg Cabot
$9.99 (3/31/2012)

Heather Wells Rocks!

Or, at least, she did. That was before she left the pop-idol life behind after she gained a dress size or two -- and lost a boyfriend, a recording contract, and her life savings (when Mom took the money and ran off to Argentina). Now that the glamour and glory days of endless mall appearances are in the past, Heather's perfectly happy with her new size 12 shape (the average for the American woman!) and her new job as an assistant dorm director at one of New York's top colleges. That is, until the dead body of a female student from Heather's residence hall is discovered at the bottom of an elevator shaft.

The cops and the college president are ready to chalk the death off as an accident, the result of reckless youthful mischief. But Heather knows teenage girls . . . and girls do not elevator surf. Yet no one wants to listen -- not the police, her colleagues, or the P.I. who owns the brownstone where she lives -- even when more students start turning up dead in equally ordinary and subtly sinister ways. So Heather makes the decision to take on yet another new career: as spunky girl detective!

But her new job comes with few benefits, no cheering crowds, and lots of liabilities, some of them potentially fatal. And nothing ticks off a killer more than a portly ex-pop star who's sticking her nose where it doesn't belong . . .

Friday, March 30, 2012

The Arrington Trilogy - FREE!!

The Arrington Trilogy by Roxane Tepfer Sanford
FREE (3/30/2012)

Boxed set of three bestselling family saga novels including:

Upon the onset of the Civil War, majestic Sutton Hall reigned supreme. Thomas Arrington is one of the wealthiest plantation owners in all of Savannah, Georgia and showers his beautiful only daughter, Amelia, with not only his immense fortune, but his undivided love. Amelia happily shares her life with Hattie, and mammy Abigail; slaves of the plantation, who live in the Big House as members of the Arrington family. Her unmistakable beauty goes noticed by everyone, especially the married, Perry Montgomery and the handsome house-guest, Colonial Warren Stone.

Life as Amelia knows it suddenly comes to an end after her beloved father marries stone-cold, widowed aristocrat, Eugenia Norris. Her once innocent, protected world begins to fall apart as her stepmother loathes everything about her. The smooth running plantation turns upside down during Eugenia's iron rule, and Amelia is torn away from Hattie, Mammy, and worst of all, her own father. Amelia believes her only hope of escaping the fury of her evil stepmother is in the hands of Patrick-Garrett; the mysterious son of her fathers first marriage, whom Amelia never knew existed.

However, Amelia isn't prepared to face her unspeakable, indecent feelings towards Patrick-Garrett. What happens next will change the course of her life forever, leaving shocking family secrets for generations to come.

From the time Lillian Arrington was born, she lived an isolated life on a remote lighthouse station with her father Garrett and her young mother Amelia. But Lillian has wishes and dreams far beyond her years.
When her father is transferred to a new station, Lillian is anxious to meet the assistant keepers and their two sons, Heath and Ayden. She had never met children her own age, had playmates, or made a friend.
Heath, the handsome teenage boy who desires to become a doctor someday, welcomes Lillian. However, his younger brother, Ayden, doesn't like her and she struggles to win him over. Before long, a secret bond between the three is forged and to Lillian's delight, they become close friends.

After so many years, Lillian's childhood is beginning to resemble that of a normal girl. No longer is she lonely and isolated from the rest of the world by over-protective parents. Instead, she experiences new adventures, attends school, and falls in love for the first time.

However, her glorious days on Jasper Island are short-lived as her beautiful young mother begins a tragic descent into insanity and passes away. Lillian is left in the care of her sinister grandmother Eugenia Arrington, who, since the end of the Civil War, continues to steadfastly hold onto the once glorious Georgia plantation known as Sutton Hall. It is there that the immoral secrets of Lillian's parents are revealed, and she is left to pick up the pieces of her scandalous past, and somehow, find her long way home.

It is the year 1878, and at last, Lillian, now a young woman, is free from the prison called Sutton Hall and the evil grandmother who ruled. After years locked away far from her beloved lighthouse on Jasper Island, she finds her only escape through sheer luck and the generosity of one man, Richard Parker, an aspiring commercial illustrator. Though Lillian is shamed by the sins of her parents and the unspeakable act committed by Warren Stone, she entrusts her life to the charismatic, though married, Richard, until it is safe to return home. However life, as unpredictable as the sea, has other plans for Lillian. Not long after leaving, she is caught up in an adult world of money, greed, drugs, and sinful pleasures, turning her life upside down once again. It is only when Lillian discovers the shocking truth to Richard's cruel years of deception that she finally returns to her lighthouse, desperate to recapture her lost years, and most of all, lost love.

Angry Birds Space: Game Guide - KBOD

For all you Angry Birds lovers, this is the latest guide for the game series that has taken the world by storm. This Kindle book features cheats, tips and hints that every Angry Birds fan will love to have.

Angry Birds Space: Game Guide by Mitchell Sanders
$0.99 - FREE for Prime Members (3/30/2012)

Play Angry Birds Space Game for free online with Bonus level and Golden Egg walkthrough videos for Angry Birds Space on your kindle. Learn how to play for free.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Disasters That Shaped America Box Set - FREE!!

Disasters That Shaped America Box Set by Dean King
FREE (3/29/2012)


Here is a rare opportunity to get the full story behind three of the greatest tragedies that have shaped the world we live in today. Many years after the events, these disasters live on in our hearts and minds.

Shoot the Moon by Billie Letts - KBOD

Once I had read Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts, I immediately began looking for more books from this wonderful author. Shoot the Moon is another winner and sure to please any fan of chick lit.

Shoot the Moon by Billie Letts
$9.99 (3/29/2012)

From one of America's best-loved storytellers - the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller WHERE THE HEART IS - comes a tale of a small Oklahoma town and the mystery that has haunted its residents for years.

In 1972, windswept DeClare, Oklahoma, was consumed by the murder of a young mother, Gaylene Harjo, and the disappearance of her baby, Nicky Jack. When the child's pajama bottoms were discovered on the banks of Willow Creek, everyone feared that he, too, had been killed, although his body was never found.

Nearly thirty years later, Nicky Jack mysteriously returns to DeClare, shocking the town and stirring up long-buried memories. But what he discovers about the night he vanished is more astonishing than he or anyone could have imagine. Piece by piece, what emerges is a story of dashed hopes, desperate love, and a secret that still cries out for justice...and redemption.

Grab a Kindle Fire for Only $139!

Today's Amazon Deal of the Day is the Kindle Fire for only $139! The item is refurbished, but in my opinion that simply means that the product has been fixed of any flaws and you get an awesome deal! This is a $60 savings. If you've been wanting a Kindle Fire there's no better time to grab one.

A to Z Blogging Challenge Equals Lots of FREE Kindle Books

Starting April 1st (no this isn't an April Fool's Day joke) A Girl and Her Kindle will feature 26 days of free kindle books. Each day will offer a new theme and the book of the day and movie of the day posts will tie into that theme, whenever possible. Best of all, if the blog reaches 100 followers before the end of the A to Z Blogging Challenge, one lucky winner will receive a $25 Kindle Gift Card to help add to his or her Kindle collection. Spread the word and be sure to join the blog by clicking the link located on the right side of the screen.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

2 Free Kindle Books in Horror

In an ode to Frankenstein, these books are about people taking life into their own hands. Grab these two awesome Kindle books before they're gone.

Dismember by Daniel Pyle

The summer he turned seven, Dave Abbott survived a gruesome mountainside car accident that left the rest of his family mangled and dead.

Now, after living twenty-three years with the twisted backwoodsman who pulled him from the wreckage, Dave is carrying out a plan to replace each of his lost loved ones with members of nearby, unsuspecting families. He has prepared, he’s stalked, and now his chance has come to get his family safely out of the mountains once and for all.

Whether they like it or not.

Devil's Oven by Laura Benedict

There’s an unknown mountain in Appalachia called Devil’s Oven, a place where extraordinary, dark things have been happening for centuries.

Ivy Luttrell, a lonely seamstress, finds a man’s dismembered body, barely covered by the rich soil of her beloved mountain. Instead of alerting the authorities, Ivy keeps the man for herself, stitching him back together with her own skilled hands. It might have been the beginning to a fairy tale, but when the fearsome power of Devil’s Oven gives the man life, he escapes Ivy’s control and terrorizes Alta, her small mountain town.

Bud Tucker, a local businessman and owner of The Twilight Club, has money problems and a restless, red-headed wife, Lila, who has too much time on her hands. Easygoing Bud has relied too heavily on the advice of his second-in-command, Dwight, a squirrelly guy from up east, and now he’s in the sites of some very unpleasant people. But no one is prepared when one of Bud’s employees is viciously murdered, least of all, Lila, who is quickly drawn into the madness that Ivy has brought down on them all.

Their salvation lies in the hands of a mysterious newcomer, a delicate young stripper named Jolene, whose connection to Devil’s Oven is even deeper and more mysterious than Ivy’s. As the violence grows around them, Jolene is torn between her secret loyalties and her affection for Bud and the other people she’s come to know. Her choice will change life on Devil’s Oven forever.

Part Gothic folk tale, part Frankensteinian nightmare, Devil’s Oven breaks the bonds of the traditional horror novel, combining lyrical storytelling with bone-chilling, surreal suspense.

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer - KBOD

I'll admit it. I wasn't a Twi-Hard to begin with. I didn't even like vampires! In fact, I thought the Twilight thing was rather ridiculous. Yet, the book sat on my shelf for a couple years because I wanted to know what all the fuss was about. One day, I found myself watching the movie with my niece and fell in love. I had only seen around 20 minutes of the movie, but HAD to read the book. I'm so glad I did. Twilight is by far my favorite book of all time and I highly recommend it.

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
$8.99 (3/28/2012)

Bella Swan's move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Bella's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. Up until now, Edward has managed to keep his vampire identity a secret in the small community he lives in, but now nobody is safe, especially Bella, the person Edward holds most dear.

Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight captures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. This is a love story with bite.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Vampire Hunter's Daughter: Part I by Jennifer Malone Wright - KBOD

The Vampire Hunter's Daughter: Part I by Jennifer Malone Wright
FREE (3/27/2012)

Fourteen-year-old Chloe witnesses her mother’s murder at the hands of a vampire. Before the vampire can kidnap her, there is an unexpected rescue by a group of vampire hunters. Overwhelmed by the feeling of safety, Chloe passes out and they whisk her away to their small community.

When Chloe wakes, she comes face to face with the only other living relative, besides her mother, whom she has ever met: her grandfather. Chloe’s mother kept her hidden from the family; now, Chloe tries to unveil the family secrets.

Through her grandfather, she learns her mother was a vampire hunter. In fact, her entire family is descended from the powerful bloodlines of vampire hunters. Chloe agrees to join the family she has never known for one reason only: Chloe vows to kill the vampire responsible for her mother’s murder.

With vengeance in her soul, Chloe is even more determined to follow through on her vow when she discovers the true identity of her enemy and how he is connected to her

The Vampire Hunter's Daughter is the first in a series of short stories by Jennifer Malone Wright.

Free Angry Birds Games for the Kindle Fire

With the latest release of the Angry Birds game Angry Birds in Space, I thought I would share a couple free games for you to enjoy on your Kindle Fire. Remember they may only be free for a limited time and the free versions of Angry Birds do have ads.

Angry Birds Free

It's Birds vs. Pigs!

Please note: This version requires Wi-Fi to download.

The pigs are hungry and eggs are on the menu; the survival of a flock of friendly, colorful birds is threatened. When the greedy green swine raid the flock's nest, the unexpected happens: a rage is kindled within the birds that only revenge can quench!

Your job is to help the Angry Birds seek vengeance against the pigs with the help of a finger-powered slingshot, a good dose of strategy, and a bit of luck.

The goal of the game is to catapult each bird toward the pigs, who hide behind a variety of destructible materials. Use each bird's unique skills to break through crates, boards, stone, ice, snow, glass, boulders, and dynamite to vanquish the devious pigs.

Angry Birds turns 2! Satisfy your sweet tooth with 15 brand new birthday cake levels. Party with the amazing expandable orange bird, and check out the spiffy new menus and graphics. Unwrap special birthday achievements, and as a birthday gift to Angry Birds fans, all episodes are now unlocked.

(This free version of the game is ad-supported. Purchase the full version of Angry Birds to enjoy the game without advertisements.)

Angry Birds Seasons

Angry Birds Across the Seasons

Please note: This version requires Wi-Fi to download.

Just as in the original Angry Birds, the pigs hoodwink the peace-loving flock out of their precious eggs, leaving them with nothing but a powerful thirst for revenge. It's time to bring back their unique brand of weaponry--the finger-powered slingshot--and unleash an arsenal of angry artillery in this package of seasonal adventures for the world's most popular physics-based casual game.

See striking locales whiz past as you soar through the air towards those greedy swine: destroy their new seasonally-themed bases with your feathery firepower, good aim, and plenty of cheer.

The Vampire Redemption Series Parts 1-4: FREE!!!

The Vampire Redemption Series Parts 1 - 4 by Conrad Powell

The Vampire’s Redemption – The Vampire Redemption Series – Part 1: A town mob attacks a Vampire named Victor Saul when he is observed biting the town’s children who face a virulent epidemic.

The Vampire’s Conception – The Vampire Redemption Series – Part 2: This short story details the fall of Adonari, A Holy Angel, from heaven when he assisted Lucifer in the attempted overthrow of The Almighty. He fell to earth and became Vampire Victor Saul.

The Vampire’s Salvation – The Vampire Redemption Series – Part 3: Vampire Victor Saul, falls out of favor with the Kingdom of Darkness and is saved by The Almighty.

The Vampire’s Light at Dawn – The Vampire Redemption Series – Part 4: Victor Saul’s redemption is complete and he attempts to rescue Vander and Angela from the clutches of the Kingdom of Darkness.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Dark Spells: Four Books - FREE!!

Dark Spells: Four Books by J.R. Rain and Scott Nicholson

Boxed set of four bestselling supernatural novels of mystery and suspense, including:

Albert Shipway is an ordinary guy, an insurance negotiator who likes booze and women and never having to say he’s sorry. And he thinks this is just another day, another lunch, another order of kung pao chicken. Little does he know that he’s about to meet a little old lady who knows his greatest fear. A little old lady who knows what’s hiding in his heart. A little old lady who dishes up a big stew of supernatural revenge, with ingredients as follows: First you take one psychotic ex from a family of serial killers. Next add a pinch or two of an irrational childhood fear. Now thoroughly mix in an angry sister, a life-stealing great-granddad, and a notorious mass murderer—who happens to be dead but doesn’t know it. Let it stew and froth and bubble thoroughly....In just a matter of minutes, Albert’s life turns upside down and he enters a world where magic and evil lurk beneath the fabric of Southern California. And all his choices have brewed a perfect storm of broken hearts, broken promises, shattered families, and a couple of tiny problems. Namely, killer mice and a baby. Albert Shipway is finally getting a chance to right some wrongs. That is, if it's not too late.

First in a new series featuring paranormal investigators Ellen and Monty Drew. Ellen claims to possess a sixth sense but Monty, a former P.I., only believes what he can see. She views their work as a sacred mission while Monty just wants a happy wife and a paycheck. Then the Drews are summoned to a Southern California bible college after workers report hearing mysterious voices at night. When they encounter the unhappy ghost of a young girl, Monty's skepticism is shaken, but he resolves to help his wife free the trapped spirit. Their search uncovers the Latin phrase "Non omnis moriar"—not all of me shall die—and they learn more about the site's history as a Catholic school destroyed by an earthquake. But a mysterious presence has plans of its own for the young ghost, and Monty and Ellen must go head to head with a Dark Master that's had more than a century of practice in demonic deeds. Now Monty must leave his body to do battle with the Dark Master, and he's not sure Ellen will be able to bring him back in one piece. He's not even sure what's happening is real. All he knows is that all hell is breaking loose and he's taking a crash course where an "F" means eternal damnation.

The first in a series that features The Vampire Club, a group of lovable, laughable, larcenous college students turned vampire hunters. Over 150 years ago, a man was killed with a silver bullet in a rural, Pennsylvanian town. A man who just might be a vampire. The Vampire Club, a group of misfits who meet regularly in the basement of Western Virginia University’s library, think that they might have found their first documented case of a real vampire. Better yet, the Club thinks that the vampire might still be alive to this day, lying comatose in a hidden grave. And this is good news indeed for a group of vampire lovers. The hunt begins, and as they close in on their immortal prize, they soon realize that they aren’t the only ones interested in the vampire; indeed, a powerful group of killers will use whatever means possible to keep the vampire permanently in its grave.

They call him Spider. And people come to him when they have a problem. So when teenager Parker Cole approaches Spider at night school, he figures she’s just another problem waiting to happen. But then she tells him about her father, who runs a cult called Cloudland based at the foot of mystical Mount Shasta, California. And then she tells Spider about her best friend, who is now dead, her body completely drained of blood. Spider wonders if the death is the work of a fellow vampire...or if he’s now the target of a sinister game designed to lure him to Cloudland, where darker mysteries await.

The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks - KBOD

The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection for the Living Dead by Max Brooks
$9.99 (3/26/2012)

The Zombie Survival Guide is your key to survival against the hordes of undead who may be stalking you right now. Fully illustrated and exhaustively comprehensive, this book covers everything you need to know, including how to understand zombie physiology and behavior, the most effective defense tactics and weaponry, ways to outfit your home for a long siege, and how to survive and adapt in any territory or terrain.

Top 10 Lessons for Surviving a Zombie Attack

1. Organize before they rise!
2. They feel no fear, why should you?
3. Use your head: cut off theirs.
4. Blades don’t need reloading.
5. Ideal protection = tight clothes, short hair.
6. Get up the staircase, then destroy it.
7. Get out of the car, get onto the bike.
8. Keep moving, keep low, keep quiet, keep alert!
9. No place is safe, only safer.
10. The zombie may be gone, but the threat lives on.

Don’t be carefree and foolish with your most precious asset—life. This book is your key to survival against the hordes of undead who may be stalking you right now without your even knowing it. The Zombie Survival Guide offers complete protection through trusted, proven tips for safeguarding yourself and your loved ones against the living dead. It is a book that can save your life.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon - KBOD

At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon
$12.99 (3/25/2012)

This is one of my favorite books of all time and a wonderful beginning to a great series. Jan Karon lures you in with a great story line and keeps you hooked with well developed characters that you can't help but love.

It's easy to feel at home in Mitford. In these high, green hills, the air is pure, the village is charming, and the people are generally lovable. Yet, Father Tim, the bachelor rector, wants something more. Enter a dog the size of a sofa who moves in and won't go away. Add an attractive neighbor who begins wearing a path through the hedge. Now, stir in a lovable but unloved boy, a mystifying jewel theft, and a secret that's sixty years old. Suddenly, Father Tim gets more than he bargained for. And readers get a rich comedy about ordinary people and their ordinary lives.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Dulcie O'Neil Set by H.P. Mallory - AWESOME DEAL!

The Dulcie O'Neil Set Books 1, 2, and 3 by H.P. Mallory

This is an absolutely steal! You're saving $6 off the set by buying them all together. I have read all the books in the series and am anxiously awaiting the release of the 4th book. If you love paranormal romance, you must get this set!

Book 1: To Kill A Warlock:

The murder of a dark arts warlock.
A shape-shifting, ravenous creature on the loose.
A devilishly handsome stranger sent to investigate.
Sometimes working law enforcement for the Netherworld is a real bitch.

Dulcie O’Neil is a fairy. And not the type to frolic in gardens. She’s a Regulator—a law-enforcement agent who monitors the creatures of the Netherworld to keep them from wreaking havoc in the mortal world.

When a warlock is murdered and Dulcie was the last person to see him alive, she must uncover the truth before she’s either deported back to the Netherworld, or she becomes the next victim.

Enter Knight Vander, a sinfully attractive investigator sent from the Netherworld to work the case with Dulcie.

Between battling her attraction to her self-appointed partner, keeping a sadomasochistic demon in check, and fending off the advances of a sexy and powerful vampire, Dulcie’s got her hands full.

As the body count increases, Dulcie finds herself battling dark magic, reconnoitering in S&M clubs and suffering the greatest of all betrayals.

Book 2: A Tale of Two Goblins:

A Dreamstalker— a creature that stalks and kills its victims in sleep.
A fairy in law enforcement determined to stop him.
A potions smuggler who possesses something she wants.
A vampire with his own agenda.
And a partner who couldn’t possibly be sexier or more frustrating.

Dulcie O’Neil is a fairy working in law enforcement for the Netherworld.

When Knight Vander approaches her with a case regarding comatose victims, she agrees to help him, imagining the most difficult part will be combatting her attraction to him.

But, what Dulcie isn’t betting on is the fact that the case becomes personal when she learns all the victims are somehow linked to her.

When her best friend falls victim to the Dreamstalker, Dulcie must do everything in her power to ensure her friend’s survival, including associating with criminals and accepting the fact that desperate times do definitely call for desperate measures.

Book 3: Great Hexpectations

A misunderstanding turned deadly.
A fairy in law enforcement who won't stop until the truth is uncovered.
A vampire who seems to be her ally but appearances can be deceiving.
And a partner who would put his own life on the line to defend hers.

Dulcie O'Neil knows she's at fault for failing to arrest a wanted criminal but when her partner gets pinned for the crime, she'll stop at nothing to ensure his innocence.

What Dulcie isn't planning on is a trip to the infamous Netherworld where chaos rules.

Between battling the affections of a mysterious vampire, protecting herself from monsters and ensuring the innocence of the one man who would die for her, Dulcie's trip to the Netherworld isn't sunshine and strawberry daiquiris.

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A Girl's Guide to Vampires by Katie MacAlister - KBOD

A Girl's Guide to Vampires by Katie MacAlister
$7.99 (3/24/2012)

This is another gem I stumbled upon in a thrift store and absolutely feel in love with. This book has all the elements of a wonderful paranormal romance and, I'll warn you, it has several spine-tingling sex scenes. I highly recommend this book for vampire lovers and give it 5 out 5 stars.

Joy Randall's Top 5 Tips for Vampire Hunters:
  • Location, location, location. Vampires won't be caught dead (ha!) in places like discos, ten-minute lube shops, or Switzerland. Remember, if you wouldn't be there, neither would a bloodsucker.
  • Trust your eyes. You know the handsome, annoyingly arrogant, self-assured man in the shadows with long hair and a cleft in his chin? He's your vampire.
  • No matter how tempting it might be, do not "accidentally" acquire a paper cut on your finger and suggest your vampire kiss it to make it better.
  • Play it cool. Don't offer to accompany your prince of the night on the talk-show circuit, and whatever you do, don't offer him your heart!
  • Most of all, remember: being a vampire is nothing to laugh about.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

ParaNorman: Extended Free Preview Pre-Order Now!

I couldn't help but be intrigued by the upcoming movie ParaNorman, which is set to release on August 17. However, long before the movie comes out, you can read the adventures in this free preview, which release on May 8. The book is normally $15.99, but for a limited time you can pre-order ParaNorman for free and it will be delivered to your Kindle on the release date.

ParaNorman: Extended Free Preview by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

In a quaint New England town with a history of witches and pilgrims, misunderstood eleven-year-old Norman Babcock can see and talk to ghosts. No one believes him, of course-everyone just thinks he's weird (including his parents). But when a folktale of a witch who cursed her accusers turns out to be true, it's up to Norman to save the town from pilgrim zombies! In addition to the zombies, he'll have to take on a very angry witch, an annoying sidekick, his boy-crazy teenage sister, and dozens of moronic grown-ups who get in his way. This young ghoul whisperer finds his paranormal talents pushed to their otherworldly limits in this hilarious and spooky adventure!

Featuring gorgeous black-and-white interior illustrations and a story beyond what you'll see in the film, this novel is sure to delight!

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke - KBOD

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
$7.91 (3/22/2012)

Yes, this book is meant for children and young adults ages 10-15, but who cares?! This book is absolutely awesome. If you've seen the movie, forget everything you saw. The movie was good, but the book is a thousand times better. A must for anyone who loves fantasy.

One cruel night, Meggie's father reads aloud from a book called INKHEART-- and an evil ruler escapes the boundaries of fiction and lands in their living room. Suddenly, Meggie is smack in the middle of the kind of adventure she has only read about in books. Meggie must learn to harness the magic that has conjured this nightmare. For only she can change the course of the story that has changed her life forever.

This is INKHEART--a timeless tale about books, about imagination, about life. Dare to read it aloud.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Woman Who Loved Jesse James by Cindi Myers - FREE!!

The Woman Who Loved Jesse James by Cindi Myers
FREE (3/21/2012)

You absolutely MUST get this book if you love the wild west. Not only is it a beautifully written book, but it grabs you from the first page and doesn't let go. I cannot say enough about this book. With lines that read, "And what is wrong with a little sin if it makes me feel more alive?" It's plain to see that this book is destined to be an award winner.

"I never meant to fall in love with Jesse James, but I might as well have tried to stop a tornado or a prairie fire. The summer that sealed our fate, when we saw each other with new eyes and our love began to grow, Jesse was all heat and light, and I was tinder waiting for a match."Zee Mimms was just nineteen in 1864-the daughter of a stern Methodist minister in Missouri-when she fell in love with the handsome, dashing, and already notorious Jesse. He was barely more than a teenager himself, yet had ridden with William Quantrill's raiders during the Civil War. "You'll marry a handsome young man," a palm reader had told her. "A man who will make you the envy of many. But . . . there will be hard times." Zee and Jesse's marriage proved the palmist right. Jesse was a dangerous puzzle: a loving husband and father who kept his "work" separate from his family, though Zee heard the lurid rumors of his career as a bank robber and worse. Still, she never gave up on him. And he earned her love, time and again. Cindi Myers is the author of more than forty novels, both historical and contemporary. Her work has been praised for its depth of emotion and realistic characters. You can learn more about her and her work at or

Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding - KBOD

Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding 
$12.99 (3/21/2012)

I absolutely love Bridget Jones's Diary. It's exactly what a romantic comedy should be. You'll laugh, cry, and connect with Bridget throughout the entire book.

Bridget Jones's Diary is the devastatingly self-aware, laugh-out-loud account of a year in the life of a thirty-something Singleton on a permanent doomed quest for self-improvement. Caught between the joys of Singleton fun, and the fear of dying alone and being found three weeks later half eaten by an Alsatian; tortured by Smug Married friends asking, "How's your love life?" with lascivious, yet patronizing leers, Bridget resolves to: reduce the circumference of each thigh by 1.5 inches, visit the gym three times a week not just to buy a sandwich, form a functional relationship with a responsible adult and learn to program the VCR. With a blend of flighty charm, existential gloom, and endearing self-deprecation, Bridget Jones's Diary has touched a raw nerve with millions of readers the world round. Read it and laugh--before you cry, "Bridget Jones is me!"

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Shuffling Dead Box Set - FREE

The Shuffling Dead Box Set by Ian Woodhead 

Grab it while it's free! Remember these books will only be free for a limited time.

Enclosed within this box set are three of my zombie stories. The first two stories, The Unwashed Dead and Walking with Zombies are from my Zombie Armageddon series. The last story, ZombieDead is a stand-alone tale.

The Unwashed Dead

Breakspear Gardens was the roughest housing estate in the north of England. Smackheads, car thieves, burglars, violent ex-offenders, the estate had them all.

The residents thought they had seen every type of subversive human behaviour, but even they weren’t prepared when the dead began to walk.

In the midst of this sudden explosion of zombies crazing for live human flesh, A few locals manage to stay alive long enough to discover that the estate has been cut off from the outside world by gun toting soldiers.

Can they avoid their recently dead friends, family and neighbours from trying to consume them to find an alternative way out of the estate?

Walking with Zombies
Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the Stockholm Club.

Have we got a special treat for you tonight! We’re privileged to have with us, a highly talented county and western singer, all the way from exotic Birmingham. I know that you’ll give the lad a fantastic Yorkshire welcome.

Don’t forget, the first drink is on the house.

Now before all you geriatric parasites slouch over to the bar and start making your way through my alcohol, I’d just also like to mention that there is a chance that some of my staff may turn into flesh eating zombies as the night wears on.

In fact, I think I can confidently predict that most of you will resemble jackal stripped zebra carcasses before the dawn sun makes an appearance.

So please enjoy tonight’s live entertainment and drink like there’s no tomorrow. Let’s face it; you ain’t going to be seeing it.

Despite attempts to quarantine the Breakspear housing estate, the infection has somehow spread further into the city. Whole neighbourhoods are falling to the undead plague.

On the outskirts, the staff and customers of the Stockholm Club have no idea that the moaning dead are slowly shambling towards them.

This story is the second book in the Zombie Armageddon series that started with The Unwashed Dead.


The rotting dead slowly clawed their way through the hard packed grave soil. The risen corpse only had one purpose, to feed on the living.

Somewhere on the welsh border; the insular village of Seeton continues its usual business unaware that the world around them is falling prey to the reanimated dead. Their routine lives are abruptly turned on their heads when a lone scientist arrives in their village with the virus close behind.

Dean Kasnovski had arrived home, his mind laden with the guilt of leaving his fellow researchers to perish in the secret laboratory hidden deep under the streets of London.

Dean is positive that a cure can be found but he’s quickly running out of time. As the villagers, departed loved ones return to feast on their warm bodies, Seeton’s surviving population direct their hate at the strangers in the village.

Wrath of the Titans - KBOD

Wrath of the Titans by Darren Davis, Scott Davis, Jason Metcalf, and Joey Campos
$5.99 (3/20/2010)

Read the graphic novel before the movie hits the theaters!

Five years have passed since the legendary Perseus defeated the evil Gorgon Medusa, killed the Kraken and assumed the crown of Argos. Things seemed idyllic throughout the kingdom and the news of an heir put the citizens in a celebratory mood.

Yet lurking in the shadows is the one being in Argos simmering with hate and discontent. Calibus, once though dead, was let out of the Underworld by Hades and looks to take his revenge on the Pretender and his family. Perseus stole his bride, stole his position, stole Zeus’ favor, stole his life and now Calibus looks to take it all back. And with the news that a baby boy was born to Perseus and Andromeda, he is chilling that dish of revenge.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Best New Zombie Tales Vol. 1-3 FREE!!

Best New Zombie Tales Trilogy Vol. 1-3

This is an awesome deal and will probably only be around for a short time! Grab it while you can!!!

Want the Greatest Zombie Stories Ever Written?

Three great books - One low price!

Includes Amazing Fiction by:
WHC Grand Master Award Winner, Ray Garton
New York Times Best Seller, Jonathan Maberry
Bram Stoker Award Winner, Kealan Patrick Burke
Bram Stoker Award Nominee, Jeff Strand
Edgar Award, Bram Stoker Award Nominee, Bev Vincent
Micro Award Finalist, Robert Swartwood
Emmy Award Nominee, Harry Shannon
British Fantasy Awards Nominee, Gary Mcmahon
Bram Stoker Award Winner, Kim Paffenroth
Bram Stoker Award Winner, David Niall Wilson
British Fantasy Award Nominee, Rio Youers
Bram Stoker Award Nominee, Nate Kenyon
Multiple Award Winning Author, Cody Goodfellow
Authorlink New Author Award Winner, Tim Waggoner
George Turner Prize Nominee, Narrelle M. Harris
Bram Stoker Award Winner, John Everson
Pulitzer Prize, Bram Stoker Nominee, Mort Castle
Anthony Award Winner, Simon Wood
Bram Stoker Award Nominee, Joe McKinney
New York Times Bestselling Author, Tim Lebbon
Arthur Ellis Award Winner, Nancy Kilpatrick
Bram Stoker Award Nominee, Jeremy C. Shipp
British Fantasy Award Nominee, Paul Kane
And so much more…

The Case of the Flashing Fashion Queen by N.L. Wilson - KBOD

The Case of the Flashing Fashion Queen by N.L. Wilson

I absolutely LOVED this book. It was funny, sexy, and 100% chick lit. If you love mysteries and romantic comedies, you are going to love this book.

Tired of getting no respect at the big P.I. firm where she's worked for years, Dix Dodd has hung out her own shingle at the ripe age of 40. There are plenty of cheating husbands to go around, and Dix has a knack for busting them. Problem is, it doesn't always pay so well. Conscious that the guys back at the old firm are laying bets about how soon she'll come crawling back, she figures she's got six months to make a go of it. The going gets even tougher when she hires Dylan Foreman. But when he told her about getting fired from his law firm and disbarred for putting common decency before the firm's interests, she hired him on the spot. In addition to being smart, he's gorgeous enough to remind her she's a woman. And at 28, young enough to make her feel like a total cougar. Things start looking up when Dix gets hired by millionaire businessman Ned Weatherby's wife Jennifer Weatherby, to tail Ned 24/7 for a week, for a cool ten grand. Easy-peasy, right? Wrong! The job lands Dix in the middle of a murder investigation - with her as the prime suspect and her arch-enemy Detective Richard Head (a.k.a., Dickhead, one of the cheating husbands she'd nailed) gunning for her. Dix will need all her ingenuity, as well as the help of Dylan and her oddball cast of supporters to extricate herself from this one.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Hot Sauce! by Jennifer Trainer Thompson Review

Hot Sauce! by Jennifer Trainer Thompson

Imagine learning the history of hot sauce, the different ways of making it, what varieties are used in different countries, recipes to make your own, and even recipes that use hot sauce, all in one book. That's exactly what Hot Sauce! by Jennifer Trainer Thompson offers.

I absolutely LOVED this book. I have been a fan of spicy foods for as long as I can remember and love trying new varieties. I couldn't believe how much this book had to offer. It appealing to my history side, while also appealing to my cooking side. Hot Sauce! by Jennifer Trainer Thompson had so much to offer and exceeded my expectations.

In Hot Sauce! you'll find 32 recipes to make your own hot sauces. Recipes in the book include a simple Louisiana hot sauce to a complex fruit and ginger hot sauce. The best part is that the book also offers 62 recipes for using the hot sauces. You'll find everything from cocktail to dessert recipes in this mouthwatering cookbook.

Hot Sauce! by Jennifer Trainer Thompson is a must-have for anyone that loves to cook and loves their food hot and spicy. I give this cookbook 5 out 5 stars and highly recommend it. You can currently pre-order the Kindle version of Hot Sauce! for $9.99 and it will be directly delivered to your device on April 4, 2012.

Writer was given an ARC of this book to review through NetGalley.

What Dreams May Come by Richard Matheson - KBOD

What Dreams May Come by Richard Matheson

Those that have read Richard Matheson are usually familiar with his horror stories, such as I Am Legend, but he was so much more. I felt this book was appropriate for Sunday because of it's deeply spiritual plot. Matheson combined a variety of beliefs from different religions to write this wonderful story. And, yes, it's a thousand times better than the movie, though the movie was wonderful. I recommend this book to anyone that has feared death or is just looking for a brighter view of the afterlife.


What happens to us after we die? Chris Nielsen had no idea, until an unexpected accident cut his life short, separating him from his beloved wife, Annie. Now Chris must discover the true nature of life after death.

But even Heaven is not complete without Annie, and when tragedy threatens to divide them forever, Chris risks his very soul to save Annie from an eternity of despair.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

5 Free Kindle Books on Nutrition

The Kindle is for more than fiction. There are also a number of great self-help books on every subject imaginable. Today, let's take a closer look at what we eat. Here are five free Kindle books on nutrition.

Superfoods by Julie Richards

In this book you will find:

-What superfood has Fat-Fighting capabilites

-The sweet little superfood that has Anti-Aging properties

-The superfood that is responsible for helping to prevent cancer

- A superfood that has medicinal purposes! Fight pain and promotes a long and healthy life

- and 97 more awesome superfoods!

There are hundreds of superfoods that are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, essential fatty acids and other beneficial substances, but we enumerated the 102 Extreme Superfoods that would make you healthier, give you a stronger immune system, a healthier skin, make you more energetic, fight off diseases, and live a long and healthy life.

 Fitness Gurus - Personal Trainers Answer Your Fitness and Nutrition Questions

Weight Loss

"Is it true that it's good to have a "cheat day" where people can eat whatever they want once a week? Why is this a good or bad idea?
A cheat day is a TERRIBLE idea! This where people always get it wrong. I insist that everyone take a cheat MEAL once per week. – More inside.

Building Muscle

"What are the best types of exercises for getting the fastest results in the shortest period of time?"

Interval training that incorporates multi-joint exercises are most effective for weight-loss, muscle tone and cardiovascular improvements. – More Inside,

Quick Weight Loss

I"f someone needs to quickly lose a few pounds for a special occasion, what's the best way they can do this?"

The best way is to cut 100% of any added sugars from your diet, as well as any processed grains, such as white flours and breads. If you feel as if your sugar consumption is already somewhat low, you can cut your carbohydrates down to 40-60 grams per day. When cutting your carbs, you must increase your protein and fats a bit - just be sure to make wiser fat choices by including poly and mono-unsaturated fats and not just the saturated fats.

Fight Now: Eat & Live Proactively Against Breast Cancer by Aaron Taber, MD

Dr. Tabor’s FIGHT NOW book provides information on lifestyle choices that might improve breast health and overall health. The purpose of Dr. Tabor’s medical research is to empower you to become proactive against breast cancer now with specific food and lifestyle choices. We can make specific food and lifestyle choices to lower the risk of getting breast cancer, risk of recurrence, and risk of dying from breast cancer. The only alternative is to be reactive after you get breast cancer or have a recurrence of breast cancer. The choice is clear

Whether you are currently fighting breast cancer; are a survivor; or, simply trying to lower your risk, Dr. Tabor’s FIGHT NOW book will give you concise, critical information that you can start using today. You don’t have to read hundreds of pages, or have a medical degree to reduce your cancer risk. Spend just a few hours reading this book and you will be empowered to Fight Now.

The Dangers of Artificial Coloring in Foods by Evelyn Trimborn

As we approach spring and holidays like St. Patrick's Day and Easter, we seem to be surrounded by color. The trouble is, not all of the color that surrounds us at this time of year is natural.

The candy, cakes, cookies, Easter eggs and other treats that have become an almost essential part of the spring festivities for various cultures around the world will often come heavily laden with artificial food coloring, chemicals introduced into the products in order to lend them visual appeal.

Seeing the spring colors during the cherry blossom festival, for example, should inspire us to get back to nature, not color a perfectly good white or brown egg for no real reason and oddly enough, go hunting in the grass for it.

That is our inspiration for this special report, to help families "go green" this spring and throughout the year through taking a closer look at the foods we are buying in the supermarket, to see if we can make more sensible choices.

Artificial food coloring has been linked to a variety of health problems, including ADHD in children. Many chemicals banned in Europe are actually present in the foods we are eating in the United States.

If you're interested in running a safe and more environmentally-friendly household, care about the foods that you and your family eat, this guide is designed to help educate you about the presence of artificial coloring in many of the foods we buy and consume.

Start making smarter choices about the product you buy, to protect your family from the dangers of chemical colorings, with the help of this handy guide.

Real Results: Nutrition and Training the Right Way by Dean Esser and Megan Dalley

This is a guide to everything you ever wanted to know about dieting and
working out. This is the real deal — no gimmicks, no fad diets, no cleanses and no claims of quick fixes. This book outlines a proven weight-loss method that always works, no matter who you are. It is your own personal trainer. Whether you are a man or woman, this is your guide to getting the body you have always dreamed of, but never thought possible.

This will teach you everything you need to know to build muscle, tone up, lose fat and get a rock hard body. After following this plan, you will never need a personal trainer again. Whatever your goal, I guarantee if you follow the plan, you cannot falter.

Friday, March 16, 2012

The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love by Jill Conner Browne - KBOD

The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love by Jill Conner Browne

Since the early 1980s, this group of belles gone bad has been the toast of Jackson, Mississippi, with their glorious annual appearance in the St. Patrick’s Day parade. In The Sweet Potato Queens’ Book of Love, their royal ringleader, Jill Conner Browne, introduces the Queens to the world with this sly, hilarious manifesto about love, life, men, and the importance of being prepared. Chapters include:
  • The True Magic Words Guaranteed to Get Any Man to Do Your Bidding
  • The Five Men You Must Have in Your Life at All Times
  • Men Who May Need Killing, Quite Frankly
  • What to Eat When Tragedy Strikes, or Just for Entertainment
And, of course:
  • The Best Advice Ever Given in the Entire History of the World

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Yearnings: A Paranormal Romance Box Set - AWESOME DEAL ALERT

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 June 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.

5 Free Kindle Fire Music Apps

The Kindle Fire is such an awesome device and allows for so much entertainment. For example, there are hundreds of apps devoted to music. If you're like me, and love music, you're going to love these free Kindle Fire music apps.


8tracks is handcrafted internet radio--the social, curated alternative to Pandora. Featuring more than 300,000 mixes created by people who know and love music, the 8tracks Android app gives you easy, free, and mobile access to the best collection of playlists on the web.

8tracks believes playlists created by people trump those automated by algorithm. Think radio in the 1970s, mixtapes in the 1980s, and DJ culture in the years since. DJs get a platform for tastemaking, artists gain exposure, and listeners enjoy a unique blend of word-of-mouth sharing and radio--long the trusted means for music discovery--on a global scale.

- Search for playlists that include your favorite artists
- Listen to mixes everywhere: on your commute, at the gym, on a beach
- Follow your favorite DJs to play their latest mixes from your mix feed
- Like mixes you want to check out again, or Favorite tracks you want to buy later


Pandora Internet Radio is your own free personalized radio now available on your Android device. Pandora on Android offers the same capability as the popular online website, the ability create personalized radio stations based on your favorite artists and songs.

Already a Pandora online user? Just log in. Pandora Internet Radio is fully integrated with Pandora on the web. Enjoy all your existing stations -- and create new ones right from your Android device. Rate, skip, and bookmark songs and view artist biographies at a touch. The QuickMix feature provides the ability to mix your personalized stations resulting in a wider variety of your favorites in one listening session.

•Instant, streaming access to your favorite music on the go

•Easy-to-use user interface includes access to artist bios

•Skip, rate, and bookmark songs

•Create new stations directly from your smartphone

•Access and manage your personalized stations online

Pandora uses The Music Genome Project to capture the essence of music at the most fundamental level. This allows Pandora to take a deeper look at your favorites and suggest new music you'll love. Pandora will even tell you what musical features made them suggest your new favorites.

Purchase the Pandora One subscription for $3.99/month and get ad-free listening as well as the following Web features: higher-quality audio, a desktop application, and custom skins.

PLEASE NOTE: This app lets you purchase digital content using actual money. You can configure parental controls for in-app purchases, which will require your Amazon account password or a 4-digit PIN, by tapping the Menu icon and then Settings.

TuneIn Radio

TuneIn is a new way to listen to the world through live, local, and global radio from wherever you are. Whether you want music, sports, news, or current events, TuneIn offers over 50,000 stations and 1.2 million on-demand streams for you to choose from. The TuneIn Radio app lets you take this entire experience with you on your Android phone.

With TuneIn, it's easy to find your favorite hometown station, music from Berlin that reminds you of when you lived there, or reggae from Kingston to get you in the mood for your beach vacation. TuneIn makes you feel like you are right there with the people and places that are important to you. From finding what's local to discovering new stations from around the world, TuneIn brings you to where you want to be.

Upgrade to TuneIn Radio Pro to record what you're listening to. Just search "TuneIn Radio Pro" in Amazon's Appstore for Android.

Learn more, listen online, and get help at TuneIn's website. You can also like TuneIn on Facebook and follow its Twitter feed.


Songza has playlists for everything and makes it outrageously easy to find the right one at the right time. It's 100% free, with no audio advertisements and no monthly listening limit. Stream thousands of original playlists made by music experts. Peruse a curated playlist library organized by activity, genre, decade, mood, and culture. Collect your favorite playlists and share them via Facebook, Twitter, or e-mail.


The New iHeartRadio is creating the ultimate, all-in-one radio experience by combining the nation’s top radio stations with the world’s most advanced custom stations into a single, seamless experience. With the New iHeartRadio, you can tune in to real broadcast stations from across the country, from Z100 New York to KIIS FM in L.A., and every station in between. Over 800 stations coast to coast available anytime, anywhere.

Custom Radio with unprecedented control! Log in with Facebook to create your own custom stations for a more personalized experience. Enjoy unique stations based on your favorite songs or artists just like Pandora, but with many more songs, as well as a new Discovery Slider that lets you fine-tune your song selection for more or less discovery, depending on your mood.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - KBOD

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
$5.51 (FREE for Prime Members)

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before-and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams - KBOD

The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

I'm not normally a fan of science fiction, but this is a great book. Plus, you're getting 5 novels for the price of one.

This outrageous volume contains six zany, out-of-this-world adventure stories by this incomparable novelist. From the very first to the very latest—all best sellers—includes The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; The Restaurant at the End of the Universe; Life, the Universe and Everything, So Long and Thanks for all the Fish; Young Zaphod Plays it Safe; and Mostly Harmless. 768 pages.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo - KBOD

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

Though this is clearly a book for children, I still found it to be a cute story. It's a fantastic bedtime read and parents will have fun acting out the different voices. I highly recommend this one!

Welcome to the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse who is in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of a rat called Roscuro, who lives in the darkness and covets a world filled with light. And it is the story of Miggery Sow, a slow-witted serving girl who harbors a simple, impossible wish. These three characters are about to embark on a journey that will lead them down into a horrible dungeon,up into a glittering castle, and, ultimately, into each other's lives. What happens then? As Kate DiCamillo would say: Reader, it is your destiny to find out.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Coraline by Neil Gaiman - KBOD

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

This is such an excellent book, but I have a hard time recommending it for children because it is extremely creepy at times. However, it's an excellent book for adults and well worth reading.

The day after they moved in, Coraline went exploring....

In Coraline's family's new flat are twenty-one windows and fourteen doors. Thirteen of the doors open and close.

The fourteenth is locked, and on the other side is only a brick wall, until the day Coraline unlocks the door to find a passage to another flat in another house just like her own.

Only it's different.

At first, things seem marvelous in the other flat. The food is better. The toy box is filled with wind-up angels that flutter around the bedroom, books whose pictures writhe and crawl and shimmer, little dinosaur skulls that chatter their teeth. But there's another mother, and another father, and they want Coraline to stay with them and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go.

Other children are trapped there as well, lost souls behind the mirrors. Coraline is their only hope of rescue. She will have to fight with all her wits and all the tools she can find if she is to save the lost children, her ordinary life, and herself.

Critically acclaimed and award-winning author Neil Gaiman will delight readers with his first novel for all ages.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Spark by Chris Downie - KBOD

The Spark by Chris Downie
$4.49 (FREE for Prime Members)

This book is a bit higher, but is well worth every penny. The Spark discusses the beginnings of the SparkPeople Program and gives you everything you need to start a healthier lifestyle.

Updated Edition! From the experts who created, America’s #1 diet and fitness site, comes The Spark. This groundbreaking book outlines the best of what has worked for millions of members who have lost weight, kept it off, and reached other goals. Driven by positive energy and proven results, The Spark outlines a breakthrough formula that combines nutrition, exercise, goal setting, motivation, and community, which has helped people change their lives beyond the scale.

Discover the 27 Secrets of Success—the best action steps, foods, and proven medical advice that have helped tens of thousands of members lose from 2 to 200 pounds. Special tips from people who lost 100 pounds or more—see what these people had in common and what they did and didn’t do to make huge transformations in their lives. A step-by-step 28-day program that brings together the most effective, medically accepted nutrition and fitness practices from SparkPeople experts in an easy-to-follow plan, including flexible mix-and-match meal plans, fully illustrated workout programs, full-color before-and-after success stories, and more!

And, new to this edition! Breakthrough survey results have been used to create a Strong Start Guide to help you jumpstart your weight-loss efforts. Based on what tens of thousands of successful SparkPeople members did to lose weight and change their lives, this guide tells you what to do in the first two weeks to make you five times more likely to reach your ultimate weight-loss goal! Whether you want to fit into your “skinny jeans,” improve your health and fitness levels, change your outlook and mood, or reach all new goals, The Spark can help you transform your body and your life. What are you waiting for? Spark your life today!

White Witch by Trish Milburn Review

It's bad enough that your family wants to kill you for leaving the coven, but what's a young witch to do when she falls in love with a handsome man that hunts her kind? All "Jax" wanted was a normal life - to go to high school, do homework and enjoy being a teenager. When she escaped from her coven to the mountains of North Carolina, she never expected to fall in love and that really complicated things.

I absolutely LOVED this book. Trish Milburn draws you in from the first page and doesn't let go. I found myself falling in love with the characters and wanting to know what happened next, which made the book hard to put down. White Witch reminded me of Twilight in that the main character, "Jax", was coveted by the all the boys at school, the same way Bella was and there was a love that was never meant to be. It's also a book that anyone can enjoy. It doesn't matter if you're 16 or 60, this young adult novel is absolutely wonderful.

I give White Witch by Trish Milburn 5 out 5 stars and highly recommend it to anyone that loves paranormal romance. The novel is available on the Kindle for $8.49.

The writer of this post was provided with a copy of White Witch in exchange for a review from NetGalley.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

To Kill a Warlock by HP Mallory - KBOD

To Kill a Warlock by H.P. Mallory

Dulcie O’Neil is a fairy. And not the type to frolic in gardens. She’s a Regulator—a law-enforcement agent who monitors the creatures of the Netherworld to keep them from wreaking havoc in the mortal world.

When a warlock is murdered and Dulcie was the last person to see him alive, she must uncover the truth before she’s either deported back to the Netherworld, or she becomes the next victim.

Enter Knight Vander, a sinfully attractive investigator sent from the Netherworld to work the case with Dulcie.

Between battling her attraction to her self-appointed partner, keeping a sadomasochistic demon in check, and fending off the advances of a sexy and powerful vampire, Dulcie’s got her hands full.

As the body count increases, Dulcie finds herself battling dark magic, reconnoitering in S&M clubs and suffering the greatest of all betrayals.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Amazon's Unlimited Instant Videos Vs Netflix

As a Kindle Fire owner, you have many options when it comes to watching movies and TV shows on your device. If you happen to also be an Amazon Prime member, you even have the chance to watch free TV shows are movies through Amazon's Unlimited Instant Video service. Of course, another popular option is Netflix, which you can watch for free on your Kindle Fire if you're already a member of Netflix's Unlimited Streaming service. Do you really need both services though? If you're an Amazon Prime member, do you really need to spend more money for Netflix?

As an Amazon Prime member and a Netflix subscriber, I have access to both services and personally preferred Netflix and thought of Amazon's Unlimited Instant Video service as a great perk to my Prime membership. However, Netflix and Starz recently ended their contract which resulted in the loss of over 1,000 movies and TV shows. I lost about 25 movies that were on my instant queue, but still have several good ones to choose from.

After a quick browse through Amazon's collection, I see that they have many of the same shows and movies that Netflix offers. Of course, I can easily watch Netflix on several different devices including my smartphone and PS3. However, as a Kindle Fire user, I would be happy just to have the service offered by Amazon. In other words, if you're just looking for an option to watch videos on your Kindle, go with an Amazon Prime membership. Not only do you have access to 10,000 movies and TV shows, but you also get to borrow books from Amazon's Lending Library. Not to mention, free 2-day shipping.
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