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Delivered to My Kindle 3/19/13

Here are some cool books that are available today at Amazon.

davinci_code_fThe Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown:

(From Goodreads) An ingenious code hidden in the works of Leonardo da Vinci. A desperate race through the cathedrals and castles of Europe. An astonishing truth concealed for centuries . . . unveiled at last.

While in Paris, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is awakened by a phone call in the dead of the night. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, his body covered in baffling symbols. As Langdon and gifted French cryptologist Sophie Neveu sort through the bizarre riddles, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Leonardo da Vinci—clues visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.

Even more startling, the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion—a secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci—and he guarded a breathtaking historical secret. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle—while avoiding the faceless adversary who shadows their every move—the explosive, ancient truth will be lost forever.

 

Revenge of the Taken by Shane Scollins:

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Every year in America, thousands of women disappear never to be seen again, and one man has dedicated his life to finding them…

Humble Walker has an amazing gift rooted deep in an ancient Navajo legend. It’s a power that may be as limitless as his imagination, if he could only learn how to control it.

Waging a clandestine war in the shadows of the New York City underground, Humble has taken on an unassuming drug research facility, abducting women for nefarious mind control experiments. They’re powerful, corrupt, and have perfected a brain-altering narcotic like the world has never seen.

Beautiful and spunky Kat Carson is the latest victim. Taken from her comfortable suburban life, she represents a tipping point in the ongoing battle, but all she wants is her life back. With the help of Humble and a small band of refugees, she has a fighting chance.

Even with the best plans, things can go horribly wrong. Unthinkable betrayal derails their efforts and backs them into a corner. But, that is the one place you don’t want to put Humble Walker.

 

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Focus–A Memoir by Ingrid Ricks:

Imagine walking into an eye doctor’s office for the first time in your life expecting to walk out with a cute pair of red cat-eye frames–only to learn you suffer from an incurable eye disease and are already legally blind.
In her powerful memoir, Focus, Ingrid Ricks delves into the shock of discovering at age thirty-seven that she was in the advanced stages of Retinitis Pigmentosa, a devastating degenerative eye disease that doctors said would eventually steal her remaining eyesight. Gripped with the terrifying fear that she wouldn’t be able to see her two young daughters grow up, would become a burden to her husband, and would lose the career and independence that defines her, Ingrid embarks on a quest to fix her eyes that ends up fixing her life.

Through an eight-year journey marked by a trip to South Africa to write about AIDS orphans, a four-day visit with a doctor who focuses on whole-body health, a relationship-changing confrontation with her husband and a life-changing lesson from her daughters, Ingrid learns to embrace the moment and see what counts in life–something no amount of vision loss can take from her.

 

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Delivered to My Kindle 1/22/13

Looking for some free ebooks this week? Why not try these? Remember, they’re only free for a limited amount of time.

9781440437922Under the Same Umbrella by Meredith Kennon

Description: After her mother’s death and at her request, thirty-six year old Londoner, Carrie Townsend, travels to America to meet a stranger, Janet Larson, her mother’s long-distance friend of many years. Travel-weary and broken-hearted, Carrie knows only that she is to learn things from Janet that her mother, Rachel, could not bear to tell her herself. Carrie has always known that she was born on Long Island in 1969 to an unwed mother, but until now had never thought to question her mother’s connection to Janet and the history that they shared. This meeting is not easy for Janet either who has learned over time to put her past tragedies to rest and live peacefully in the present. Neither Carrie nor Janet can foresee that their future happiness hinges on their connection to each other and the past. In the safety of the small town of Settler’s Grove, South Dakota, Carrie finds comfort for her grief, balm for her guilt, companionship in the form of a six year old boy, and finally romance when she least expects it. Under the Same Umbrella is a gentle romance that will pull at your heart-strings again and again.

 

Pinocchio and the Dragons of Martoon  by Angelo Tropeapinocchio-dragons-martoon-angelo-tropea-paperback-cover-art

Description: Pinocchio and the Dragons of Martoon is a new Pinocchio story.

During his quest to become a “real boy,” Pinocchio travels to Martoon – a planet inhabited by warring aliens. Along with his new friends, Merlo the Martoonian, Tizzy the catgirl and Minimo the mouse – and the unwelcomed Ringmaster, he has many exciting adventures during which he learns a great deal not only about the aliens, but also about himself and his desire to become a real boy. Pinocchio and the Dragons of Martoon is an interesting blend of realism and fantasy, a charming and exciting read – with over 60 illustrations – and a book that people of all ages can enjoy.

In the classic story “The Adventures of Pinocchio” by Carlo Collodi, the carpenter Geppetto carves a block of pinewood into a boy puppet he names Pinocchio. As soon as Pinocchio’s nose is carved, it begins to grow whenever he tells a lie. When his feet are carved, they kick Geppetto. At first Pinocchio is certainly not a good puppet or a good son. He needs to learn many lessons about life. But as naughty as Pinocchio is, Geppetto still loves him and gives him room to grow. Through his many adventures, failures and successes, Pinocchio learns that many things in life are not free and have to be earned.

Although the Pinocchio in this new story is carved out of wood, he looks very much like a real boy and not at all like the Pinocchio drawn or imagined by artists of other books, films and television. One would have to look closely at this Pinocchio to notice the fine grains of polished wood. He also looks and speaks like a real boy, just like the one he dreams of becoming.

In his quest for this dream, Pinocchio has many adventures, including “Pinocchio and the Dragons of Martoon”, which starts when both he and Geppetto were swallowed by the whale….

 

13830602Never Say Spy by Diane Henders

Description: Despite her penchant for weapons and ripe language, Aydan Kelly’s resumé reads ‘bookkeeper’, not ‘badass’. She’s leaving the city to fulfill her dream of rural tranquillity when she gets carjacked by a man who shouldn’t exist.

When RCMP officer John Kane kills her would-be abductor, Aydan thinks her troubles are over. But Kane’s investigation implicates her in an international espionage plot, and criminal charges become the least of her worries when she’s targeted by the very spies Kane suspects her of aiding.

Pity her enemies. Because nobody’s tougher than a middle-aged woman who wants her dream back.

 

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Description: The Darktower name held the power to make one shiver with trepidation as it rolled off the tongue. Thorne Darktower, Earl of Cliffehaven, stood tall and ominous, resentful of his own existence and plotting against his own family’s life-long enemy until he is touched by the heart of an angel and shown the promise of life as she lifts the wool of hatred from his eyes.

Aspen Tiller found herself as an unsuspecting pawn in a strategic game of self-preservation. With her innocence and child-like ideals held close to her, she reaches deep within herself to accomplish the impossible, command the respect of those around her, welcome the love of all who knew her and face the wrath of the devil who covets her…And still, embedded in her character, is a courage so noble that it refuses to allow her to give in to defeat as she trudges through the obstacles in her path to emerge anew…But does it destroy the woman so many love? You can also find book two and book three of the same series.

Delivered to My Kindle 1/15/13

Here’s a books that’s free on Kindle right now. It’s in the historical fiction genre.

13601874To Kill the Duke by Sam Moffie.

Description: It was the 1950’s. The white-hot Cold War was raging between The USA and The USSR. And, in Joseph Stalin’s mind, nothing would be quite as hot as assassinating the ultimate symbol of Western machismo culture – the actor John Wayne. Thus, the elite Russian spy squad of Zavert, Boris Gila, Alexei Aleksandra and Ivan Viznapu start on a dangerous (and hysterical) mission that brings them in contact with gangsters Mickey Cohen and Johnny Stompanato, the billionaire Howard Hughes, the producer/director Dick Powell, the actress Susan Hayward, countless others and the big man himself – John Wayne.

What transpires is as zany as John Wayne playing a role that was written for Marlon Brando… whoops! That really happened, and the result was ‘The Conqueror,” which plays a prominent role in to kill the duke, Sam Moffie’s fifth novel. Brilliantly satiric, the book also captures political duplicity and amorality, which makes it all too relevant to today’s world. The Cold War, more than ready for prime time satire, lets Moffie keep the heat on the establishment and most of all, those in authority.

Delivered to My Kindle 12/4/12

Here are some ebooks that I found for free on Amazon’s website. Some of them, well, most of them sound like cheesy romance stories, but maybe it’s worth a shot.

 lastpreatorian The Last Praetorian by Mike Smith

Description from Amazon: Commander Jonathan Radec is a man trying desperately to escape from the mistakes of his past.

Now the owner of Vanguard Shipping his primary concerns are trying to keep his ships flying and his crew alive. However, the shadowy Syndicate organisation has set their sights on the Commander and his business, having sent a beautiful assassin to kill him; that to make matters worse has become the target of his infatuation. Much to the dismay of his ex-girlfriend recently elevated to President of the Confederation who is still very much in love with him; and capable of making his life a living hell.
Surrounded by a galaxy that is beginning to tear itself apart, with enemies on all sides and now unwillingly tasked with trying the save the Confederation – to whom he has little regard for. Jon has little going in his favour, except a crew that consists of the elite of the old Imperial Navy, all that would fight to the death for him and a past which possibly makes him one of the most dangerous men alive.

A Science Fiction adventure / romance, which tries to answer the question – “Can you ever find redemption for the mistakes of your past?”

 

eternal vowsEternal Vows by Chrissy Peebles

Description: Never marry a stranger…even if he is a drop-dead gorgeous immortal king.

Never pretend to be a princess.

And most importantly…never slip on an ancient wedding ring you know nothing about.

Sarah Larker returns to a cave where her sister disappeared ten years earlier. She walks through a portal and is mistaken for a runaway princess on the run by a dangerous immortal king in medieval times. Her plan is bold as well as daring—become this princess, wed the king, and slip on an ancient wedding ring that will unlock the portal back home. Then find her sister and run as fast as she can out of Dodge. But taking on the identity of Princess Gloria comes along with dangerous consequences; and slipping on the ruby ring comes with an even higher price.

 

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Love, Lies, and High Heels by Deby Conrad

Description: LUKE GALLOWAY doesn’t lie. Well, not normally. And never about anything as serious as death.

 

But, somehow, Luke’s friend and business partner, Sam Paris, convinces Luke that he needs to do just that. Sam believes the only way his daughter will come back to see him is if he were dying. And so the lies begin . . .
RUSTY PARIS has been alone most of her life. Her parents were divorced when she was very young. Rusty was pushed off to boarding schools, while her mother made a hobby of marrying rich men. She doesn’t remember much about her father, only that he never made an attempt to be a part of her life for the past twenty-one years. But all that is about to change. When she gets word he is dying, she runs home to be by his side, which puts in right in the path of that scoundrel Luke Galloway.
Luke has no room in his life for rich heiresses. Been there. Done that. From the first time Luke and Rusty meet, they clash. She considers him nothing more than a lowly ranch hand who enjoys riling her temper. He considers her arrogant and prissy. But that doesn’t mean he can fight his attraction to her, nor hers to him. And when they find out they’ve both been duped by Rusty’s father the sparks really start to fly.

Delievered to My Kindle 10/23/12

Welcome to another DTMK Edition! Just a reminder — DISCLAIMER: I don’t know how good these books actually are, all I know is that they sound interesting and they’re free.

 

The Soulkeepers by G.P. Ching: I’m really looking forward to this book. Most of the stories I read usually involve someone trying to revive another person back from the dead and have to battle a gatekeeper. This time it’s about a gatekeeper. ^_^

Description: When fifteen-year-old Jacob Lau is pulled from the crumpled remains of his mother’s car, no one can explain why he was driving or why the police can’t find his mother’s body. A beautiful and mysterious neighbor offers to use her unique abilities to help him find his mom. But in exchange she requires Jacob to train as a Soulkeeper, a protector of human souls. He agrees to her demands, desperate for any clue to the mystery of his mother’s disappearance. But soon Jacob finds himself trapped in a web of half-truths, and questions her motives for helping him.

 

11:15: The Making of a Halfling by Heather Burch: Some of the stories I’ve read about halflings or someone changing into a mythical creature haven’t been so great. There are few that really call out to me. However, the book is free, so might as well get it just in case it’s somewhat decent. The description isn’t very…descriptive, but it has some good reviews on Amazon.
Description: Mace and Raven are given a mission to stop a catastrophic event. With his halfling abilities still untapped, Vine is allowed to join the mission, but only as a spectator. The clock is ticking and the tragedy is proving difficult to stop. Will Vine be able to sit back and watch, or will the power of heaven unleash just in time?

 

 

Stuck in the Middle by Virginia Smith: At first, I was really weary about this book, mainly because it involves spirituality and romance. So to be honest, I picked up this ebook for a good laugh and to make fun of it. We’ll see how I feel about it when I start reading it. Maybe it’s better than I expect

Description: Joan Sanderson’s life is stuck. Her older sister, Allie, is starting a family and her younger sister, Tori, has a budding career. Meanwhile, Joan is living at home with Mom and looking after her aging grandmother. Not exactly a recipe for excitement. That is, until a hunky young doctor moves in next door. Suddenly Joan has a goal–to get a date. But it won’t be easy. Pretty Tori flirts relentlessly with him and Joan is sure that she can’t compete. But with a little help from God, Allie, and an enormous mutt with bad manners, maybe Joan can find her way out of this rut.

Delievered to My Kindle 10/9/12

Woohoo! It’s that time of the week again. I found a lot this week, but I’ll just comment on the interesting ones.

 

Jocelyn’s Journal by K.D. Rawden: It’s highly rated on Amazon, but barely rated on Goodreads. I think reading this book may be a shot in the dark. Judging from the description, I expect it to depict women’s issues. However, I like the idea of comparing the past and present.

Description: Given the average life expectancy of a woman living in America, barring illness or freak accident, Melanie Folk estimates that she has 18,980 days remaining in her life. Each day, she works at a job that she hates and rips another page off of the calendar in her mind, longing for that day of her sweet release. She can make it work. She’s always been good at getting by.

This plan seems to work well for her, until one morning when Melanie is shaken by an event which changes her perception of life and leaves her with an overwhelming urge to run.

When her parents decide to sell the house which once belonged to her deceased grandmother, Melanie seizes the opportunity, volunteering for the job of getting the house ready for sale.

Once she is hundreds of miles away from anything familiar to her, Melanie sees her world changing before her eyes, and she begins to experience the joys of independence for the very first time. She also finds the journal of a woman named Jocelyn, who moved into the same house with her new husband, during the turbulent days of the late 1930’s.

As Melanie explores the bright new world around her, she finds comfort and inspiration in the writings of the woman who had gone through a similar adventure decades before. Melanie’s comfort is short lived, however, as the experiences of the two women soon begin to diverge in ways both unexpected and tragic.

 

The Awakened: Book One by Jason Tesar: I’m also a little iffy about this ebook as well. I like the idea of magic and mythical creatures, but according to the reviews, there’s a lot of description. Description can make or break a story, and too much is a bad thing. If the wording is anything like the Hunger Games, I’ll lose interest. In the reviews, there are discrepancies about characters. Some people say the characters are unique but others say they’re predictable. I guess we’ll have to read for ourselves to find out.

Description: THE HISTORY: Over five thousand years ago, a renegade faction of angels abandoned the spiritual realm and began their inhabitation of earth. Worshiped as gods for their wisdom and power, they corrupted the realm of the physical and forever altered the course of history.

THE PROPHECY: Amidst the chaos of a dying world, a lone voice foretold the awakening of a warrior who would bring an end to this evil perpetrated against all of creation. But with the cataclysmic destruction of earth and rebirth of humanity, the prophecy went unfulfilled and eventually faded from the memory of our kind—until now!

THE AWAKENED: The physical dimension is fractured. What remain now are numerous fragmented worlds moving simultaneously through time, sharing a common history, connected only by a guarded portal. On a parallel earth, in the city of Bastul, Colonel Adair Lorus disappears while investigating the death of an informant, triggering a series of events which will tear his family apart and set in motion the resolution of an ancient struggle. Kael, sentenced to death after rising up against the cruel leadership of his new step-father, is rescued from prison and trained in the arts of war by a mystical order of clerics. Excelling in every aspect of his training, Kael inwardly struggles to give himself fully to the methods of his new family, or the god they worship. Maeryn, bitter over the disappearance of her husband and supposed execution of her son, fears for her life at the hands of her newly appointed husband. Finding comfort and purpose in her unborn child, she determines to undermine his authority by reaching out to an underground social movement known as the Resistance. After being forced from his home, Kael’s former mentor, Saba, uncovers a clue to Adair’s disappearance. Sensing a connection to his own forgotten past, Saba begins an investigation which leads to the discovery of a secret military organization operating within the Orudan Empire.

In book one of his debut series, Jason Tesar delves into the heart of an ancient legend, embarking on an epic saga that will journey from earth’s mythological past to its post-apocalyptic future, blending the genres of fantasy, sci-fi, and military/political suspense.

 

The Thirteenth Unicorn by W.D. Newman: Who doesn’t like unicorns? This ebook is actually geared towards children,which is quite different from what I usually find with free ebooks. Still, I’m up for an advenure with a unicorn! I wanna know what happens.

Description: 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.

 

Knights: The Eye of Divinity by Robert. E. Keller: I’ve been on a Merlin kick lately, looking for anything King Arthur related. I have the BBC Merlin series to blame for that…and also my roommate. This novel seems really promising, especially considering it has 4.5 stars on Amazon.  A few reviewers on Goodreads are comparing it to Harry Potter. Hmmm…I wonder if that’s a good sign.

Description: Strange and legendary Dremlock Kingdom is facing destruction from both within and beyond its stone walls in the form of goblins–creatures spawned by evil that come in all shapes and sizes–and the Deep Shadow, a hungry and spreading force of dark sorcery that infects people with madness.

To save their kingdom, the knights recruit a lonely and isolated boy named Lannon who lives in a wooded valley with his crazy father, who bears a dark illness of the soul, and his foul-tempered mother. Lannon is sought out because he possesses a rare power called the Eye of Divinity. The knights need Lannon’s gift to see through the fog of evil that shrouds Dremlock Kingdom and give them the advantage they need to turn the tables on their ancient foe.

With the help of his friends, Lannon tries desperately to unlock the Eye of Divinity in time to save Dremlock Kingdom from otherwise certain doom. With the Deep Shadow creeping around the kingdom and infecting hearts and minds, Lannon isn’t sure if anyone in Dremlock can even be trusted. Lannon finds himself, and his fellow squires, caught in a web of mystery and magic in a kingdom where anything can happen.

Here are some other ebooks I found for free today:

The Book of Deacon by Joseph Lallo

The Reluctant Prophet by Nancy Rue

The Sister Circle by Vonette Bright and Nancy Moser

1929 by M.L. Gardner

 

 

Delivered to My Kindle 10/2/12

Welcome to today’s Delivered to My Kindle! Let me say again: Keep in mind that some ebooks are only free for a week or two and then they cost money, so you must be quick about it if you want to own these without subtracting from your wallet. DISCLAIMER: I don’t know how good these books actually are, all I know is that they sound interesting and they’re free.

 

Everflame by Dylan Peters: This one just sounds completely exciting. It’s not often you find a fantasy book without erotica for free on Amazon. It has a Lord of the Rings feel to it. I can’t wait to read this one! First, I have to knock out some of my to-read list first.

Description: Long ago, when the earth was young… Four ancient beings created man to be the bastion of the earth and its creatures. But when The Great Tyrant came and chased The Ancients away, the world was transformed into a place of fear and isolation. Over time humans lost the connection they had with a world they had been created to protect. Now, deep in the forests that surround Gray Mountain, two bears find a small child that is abandoned and left for dead. They name him Evercloud, and raise him as a member of their kingdom. Teaching him the secrets of the elders, they tell him of the ancient beings that created man and the rumors of their return. Evercloud must now go on a quest to return The Ancients to power. However, in another corner of the land, a man known only as The Messenger travels the land under a white hood, on a mission to prevent the return of The Ancients. We follow the paths each of these men take until their stories collide in an epic battle of good versus evil.

 

 

Origins (Spinward Fringe) by Randolph Lalonde: Origins has more of a sci-fi theme. It’s another one I’m looking forward to reading. I feel lucky today!

Description: It is the distant future and one man, Jonas Valent, is letting his life slip by. He is employed by Freeground station as a port traffic controller, a job he took after completing a tour in the military. His only real joy in life is his participation in true-to-life military simulations with a cadre of friends who come together regularly to defeat challenges made to test the brightest military cadets and officers alike. These restricted scenarios stand as an addictive preoccupation that is so enticing that they ignore the potential repercussions of breaking in to participate.

When someone betrays their identities to the Freeground Fleet Admiralty, Jonas and his friends are faced with a far greater challenge: to venture out into the more populated regions of the galaxy to acquire technology and knowledge. They are tasked with laying the groundwork for the Freeground Nation in their efforts to reconnect with the rest of humanity, and to secure the armaments they might need to defend themselves from encroaching enemies.

Spinward Fringe Broadcast 0: Origins is a collected trilogy that chronicles the early adventures of an ambitious crew. Their leader, Jonas Valent, has the least to lose and everything to gain as he tells the tale of his first tour as Captain of a ship tasked with making allies and discovering new technologies for the good of his people. This simple mission becomes more complicated as the crew ventures further into the settled fringes of the galaxy.

This trilogy spawned the best selling Spinward Fringe eBook series. This is where it all began, when one man was challenged to aspire for more than an idle life.

A Space Opera Adventure enjoyed across the globe by all ages.

In other news, I think I found the book’s blog here: The Online Home of Randolph Lalonde.

 

Invisible (Ivy Malone Mystery Series #1) by Lorena McCourtney: Based on the comments, I infer that this book is Christian fiction, but it still seems like a good read to me. However, it only has three stars on Goodreads; therefore, read with caution.

Description: She’s not your average crime fighter! Meet Ivy Malone, an inconspicuous older woman who has a mutant curiosity gene that often lands her in trouble. Unlike most women her age, she snoops and pries her gray-haired self into one hilarious escapade after another. So when vandals romp through the local cemetery, Ivy can’t help but put her snooping eyes to work as she launches her own unofficial investigation. Despite her unconventional sleuthing, Ivy soon becomes discouraged by her failure to turn up any solid clues. And after Ivy witnesses something ominous and unexplained, she can’t resist putting her investigative powers to work again. Even the authorities’ attempts to keep her out of danger and her nosy neighbor’s match-making schemes can’t slow Ivy down. But will the determination that fuels this persistent, spunky sleuth threaten her very safety? “I laughed out loud. McCourtney’s charming mystery debuts a voice both enchanting and startling.”-Colleen Coble, author of Without a Trace “McCourtney’s skill at blending whimsy, quirks, and questions into a lead character makes Invisible a must read.”-Lois Richer, author of Dangerous Sanctuary “Invisible is a treat! Ivy Malone is a heroine with spunk and determination!”-Carol Cox, author of A Stitch in Time

Enjoy reading. Hopefully, I’ve found some good ones today ^_^