Friday, March 08, 2013

Free Book Friday 3/8/2013

Good morning and happy Friday everyone!

Welcome to the first Free Book Friday of March! ( Yes, I know the first of the month was last Friday, but I was too busy being terrified over filming my first video to look up free books! )

Just click the picture of each book to be taken to the download page, and remember you do not need a Kindle to enjoy these. There are free reading apps on Amazon for your computer, tablet, phone, or other device!  So start downloading!




*Please note that these books are free at the .com address of Amazon at the time of this posting. Book prices may change at any time, and these books may not be free on the .UK, .CA, or other countries Amazon websites.*

**All descriptions are taken from Amazon and not my own words**



"In RESCUING OLIVIA, a Florida biker sets out on a search against time to find and save the woman he loves when she mysteriously disappears after a suspicious motorcycle accident.

When Olivia Mayfield first arrived in Florida, hoping to escape her rich, powerful father and her controlling ex-boyfriend, the attraction between her and Anders Erickson was immediate and mutual.

To Anders, a biker who spent his life drifting and working at jobs that belied his intelligence, Olivia was a beautiful, down-to-earth woman who saw beyond his blue-collar life and appreciated his simple ways. For Olivia, the carefree Anders represented an oasis of kindness and tranquility.

But after the two are involved in a horrific motorcycle accident, Anders finds himself plunged into a terrible nightmare. The severely injured Olivia disappears from the hospital, and her father will stop at nothing to prevent Anders from discovering the truth. When he embarks on a quest to find answers, Anders uncovers not only Olivia’s traumatic past, but evidence that her very life could be in danger.

In a desperate search against time that takes him all the way from his Florida home to the quaint New England town of Olivia’s youth to the wild, haunting African savannah of her birth, Anders is tested to his limits. As he struggles to save the woman he loves, can he reconcile the demons of his own past and, in doing so, save himself as well?

At the intersection of suspense and family drama, RESCUING OLIVIA mines rocky yet compelling emotional terrain as it tells the story of two people who are forced to face – but ultimately refuse to be defined by – their painful past."




"A sophisticated, put together career woman prior to having kids, now Liz Cartwright is lucky to go to the bathroom by herself, much less get out of the house wearing matching shoes and a clean shirt. While she is preoccupied with the sometimes mind-numbing responsibilities of motherhood, her husband is becoming increasingly distant and preoccupied with work, giving Liz the distinct impression that she is losing her husband along with her sense of identity. Armed with a book on spicing up her sex life purchased at a sex toy party and the help of her three best girlfriends, Liz embarks on an all-out attempt to rejuvenate her marriage and find personal fulfillment. 

However, things in Liz’s life have a tendency to fail with hilarious results, and her attempts to woo her husband are no exceptions. Despite numerous setbacks—a pantiless tennis court seduction gone awry, a stolen vibrator and an unfortunate incident involving a thong—Liz is determined to reclaim her romantic mojo, until a chance encounter with her first love and a hobby that inadvertently turns into a job opportunity make Liz reevaluate what love inside marriage means and the price she is willing to pay to reclaim her sense of self-worth."





"Healthy desserts do exist! You just need to think outside the box to come up with healthy dessert ideas. And when it comes to healthy dessert recipes, we all have our list of requirements… whether that means raw food desserts, paleo desserts, vegan desserts, gluten free desserts, or just plain old heart healthy desserts - this book has all of the above!

With 30 healthy desserts to choose from, you’ll have a fun new sweet treat to try every day for a month. These healthy dessert recipes are so good for you that you can eat dessert every day! No joke.

Healthy dessert is something we should all be looking into to stay fit, lose weight, and keep our sweet tooth happy at the same time. Many of these treats are so simple they’re ideal healthy dessert recipes for kids, that you can make with your young ones in the kitchen or on the go.

Most of these heart healthy desserts are vegan, but they’re also suitable for those on a paleo diet, and who are allergic to gluten. For the chocolate lovers out there, I’ve included some of my favorite healthy chocolate dessert recipes, and you won’t be disappointed! 

You’ll find most of these healthy desserts recipes include ingredients you already have in your pantry, so you might not even need to run to the store to make these. If you do need to buy an ingredient or two, you’ll find it at your local store or with a quick link within this healthy dessert recipe book.

All of these healthy dessert recipes are made from real food, and come with recommendations for low glycemic sweeteners that taste great. If you're craving something sweet without the guilt, and you're ready to whip up some heart healthy desserts in your kitchen - welcome aboard!

You'll find healthy dessert ideas ranging from brownies and banana ice cream, to blueberry pie, all the way to apricot cream puffs.

Take charge of your health and protect your children’s immune systems by making these healthy dessert recipes for kids… they’ll love you for it, and so will your tastebuds. 

Healthy easy desserts are just one click away!"




"One unexpected pregnancy is a drama; fifty thousand is citywide hysteria.

Cursed with endless drowsiness, Enchantress Hiresha sleeps more than she
lives. Since she never has had a chance to raise a family, she
sometimes feels like every woman is pregnant except for her.  This time,
she is right.

From virgin to grandmother, all the women in her city have conceived.

A lurking sorcerer drains power from the unnatural pregnancies, and
Hiresha must track him by his magic.  Unfortunately, her cultured
education in enchantment ill equips her to understand his spellcraft,
which is decidedly less than proper.  The only person uncivilized enough
to help is the Lord of the Feast, a dangerous yet charming
illusionist.  Associating with him may imperil Hiresha's city, yet
refusing his help will allow the sorcerer to leech godlike power from
the mass births."




"Enchantress (The Evermen Saga, Book One) -- the Amazon Kindle Bestseller and the first book in the epic Evermen Saga. For fans of Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings and Magician.

The Emperor crushed the land of enchanters long ago, and as his evil grows there's little chance they'll survive the demonic horde coming to wipe them out for good.

Miro and Ella, orphaned brother and sister, know that as a soldier and an enchantress their path will thrust them directly into conflict with the Emperor and his horrific creations.

They know there's little chance to save their homeland.

Yet it's what they don't know that will place them in the greatest peril of all."





"Free for a limited time only from the 4th to 8th March

From bestselling author D. M. Mitchell, ‘SILENT’, a psychological thriller to chill the blood. Join the many fans of D. M. Mitchell and discover for yourself why he is regarded as one of the UK’s most imaginative new writers of thriller fiction.

Hollywood, 1927, at the height of silent-movie production.

Down-on-his-luck movie actor Rick Mason meets Betsy Bellamy, a young actress struggling to make it in Hollywood. She is accompanied by her older brother Davey, a sullen, insular man fiercely protective of his sister. But Betsy and Davey share a dark past which they’re hoping to escape by making a new life in California. A past that will have tragic, murderous consequences.

But for now Rick Mason’s life is about to change beyond his wildest imaginings. He lands a lucrative contract with Metropolitan Studios, who want to cast him as the lead in their new horror movie. And out of the blue a Hungarian lawyer lands the bombshell that Rick Mason isn’t who he thinks he is. 

Mason discovers he’s inherited an estate and huge fortune from his late father Baron Jozsef Dragutin and has to travel to Slavonia in Europe to sort out legalities. Here he is told the disturbing truth about his murdered mother and feared father – a corrupt and vile sadist hiding his horribly deformed face behind a white porcelain mask. A man, legend has it, who sold his soul to the devil. A man and a family line cursed by Satan for all eternity.

Back in Hollywood, reviving his father’s evil character for Metropolitan Studios, Rick Mason finally gets the movie success he desires and the fame and fortune that go with it. But when elements of his on-screen monster persona begins to affect his real life, Mason begins to fear that the role he was ‘born to play’ is slowly taking over him. That the curse of Baron Dragutin lives on in him.

Rick Mason is drawn inexorably into a world of corrupt desires, superstition, corporate greed, unbridled ambition and murder, where the past refuses to die. It’s a world where monsters and horror don’t only appear on the big screen.

“This is classic Mitchell, full of larger-than-life characters, a dark tale full of twists and turns, edge-of-your-seat drama and an unexpected, shocking conclusion…”

Beware! A curse can take many forms…"




"Forever Is Over" is a story of love, laughter and loss. It is set in Ormskirk, Lancashire from the 1980s to the present days and is the story of the life of Richie Billingham. In the opening Chapter, we find Richie terminally ill, but the story is then told by several characters, as his life and loves are pieced together. 

The book was written to appeal to both males and females. Fictional lives are mixed with real life events as football, gambling, sex, violence, relationship"




"In a land where the sea grows restless, the summer breeze turns to ice and sleet, and Mother Nature has plans of another sort, dark and supernatural forces begin to unfold, fighting to unite the broken prophecy. In the midst of a tangled web lie the Castlecrays, a family with deep tragedy and mysterious secrets, who are torn apart and forced on a treacherous journey. 

Coming from a time when kings rule the realm, knights fight for honor, and eminence is power, the children of Castlecray are thrown into an unknown magical ambiance where nothing is as it seems, and bedtime stories come alive right before their eyes. Sweeping from a land of severe and savage seas to the sparkling underwater spires of a magical unknown world, this is a tale of lords and ladies, knights and nobility, traitors and trolls, who are all intertwined in a weaving maze of conspiracy and deception. 

Amidst gallantry and guilt, love and loss, the Castlecrays find their fate to be in the hands of their enemies, of each other, and of their new mysterious allies, the Wavekeepers—all vying to keep the balance between good and evil, land and sea, in a fight for the ultimate desire; the power of MER."




"ALTDORF (Book 1 of The Forest Knights Duology)

A wild land too mountainous to be tamed by plows...
A Duke of the Holy Roman Empire, his cunning overshadowed only by his ambition...
A young Priestess of the Old Religion, together with a charismatic outlaw, sparking a rebellion from deep within the forests...
And an ex-Hospitaller caught between them all.

"Re-imagining the William Tell legend--without William Tell."

At the end of the thirteenth century, five hundred orphans and second sons are rounded up from villages in the Alpine countryside and sold to the Hospitaller Knights of St John. Trained to serve as Soldiers of Christ, they fight in eastern lands they know nothing about, for a cause they do not understand.

Thomas Schwyzer, released from his vows by the Grandmaster of the Hospitallers, returns to the land of his birth a stranger. Once a leader of men, and captain of the Order's most famous war galley, he now settles into the simple life of a ferryman. He believes this new role to be God's reward for years of faithful service fighting the Infidel in Outremer.

Seraina, considered a witch by most, a healer by some, is a young woman with a purpose. A Priestess of the Old Religion, and the last Druid disciple of the Helvetii Celts, she has been gifted by the Great Weave to see what others cannot. Her people need her guidance and protection now more than ever. For Duke Leopold of Habsburg, in his efforts to control the St. Gotthard Pass, builds a great Austrian fortress in Altdorf. Once finished, the Habsburg occupation will be complete, but the atrocities visited upon her people will have just begun.

Set in medieval Switzerland, ALTDORF, a novel of The Forest Knights, is the first book in a two-book series."




"This is an amazing true story of survival. One person's journey through life with more twists and turns than a tornado. Child abuse, deadly drug abuse, murder, loss and ultimate betrayal. Everything happens for a reason. Everything one person has been through has now been turned into a story to help and inspire others to survive."




"Scott Martin should have died in a hospital bed at age 35. Instead, he managed to fight off almost certain death and to survive “the flesh-eating disease". After four amputations and intensive rehabilitation, he thought all he wanted was to get back to the life he’d had. In this seemingly insurmountable quest to regain what he had lost, unexpected events would take Martin down a fateful road that would make his life infinitely more fulfilling than the one that was savagely taken from him."




"This book is chock-full of the information you need to get started dehydrating foods. Learn how to safely dehydrate and store the food you grow, catch and buy. 

Food drying is made simple using the techniques laid out in this book.

Topics covered in this book include the following:

- The benefits of food drying.
- The nutritional value of dried foods.
- How to keep dried foods safe by following the Golden Rules of Food Dehydration.
- All of the safe food drying methods are covered, including oven-drying, sun-drying, commercial dryers and freeze-drying.
- How to pre-treat food before you dry it for best results.
- How to dry fruits, vegetables, meats, fish and herbs and spices.

Regardless of whether you're a food drying novice or a seasoned vet, there's something in this book for you. Buy it now and learn everything you need to know to get started drying foods."




"Food canning is a great way to preserve the tasty foods you've grown in your garden so you can enjoy them year-round. It's also a good way to prepare for emergency, because canned foods don't have to be refrigerated. 

You can safely store canned foods in a cool, dark place for a year or more without worry of them going bad. 

The topics covered in this book include the following:



Why you should be canning food.

What you need to get started canning (it's not as expensive as you think).

Pressure canning.

Water bath canning.

How to can fruit, vegetables, poultry, seafood and meat.

Canning jams and jellies.

How to can your favorite soups.

The 6 most common canning problems and how to avoid them.

Unsafe canning methods that should be avoided.


This book is perfect for a person looking to get into the world of food canning and contains enough advanced tips and techniques to make it worthwhile for the intermediate to advanced canner. "












So there you have it! I hope you are able to pick all of these up, and come back and let me know how you liked them! Have a great weekend!















1 comment:

Vickie McNeely-Lesperance said...

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