Friday, May 24, 2013

Free Book Friday! 5/24/13

Hello my lovelies!

I know it has been a minute since I have posted free books for y'all..but life gets in the way sometimes. I have been undergoing testing for my potential Parkinson's diagnosis...and other things have been going on in my day to day life. Nothing huge or noteworthy...but it keeps my mind in places other than blogging.

Enough about all of came here for the free books, right?


Let's roll!

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 country's Amazon websites.*

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

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FURIES : An Ancient Alexandrian Thriller

36 AD - The city of Alexandria is a center of Roman commerce--and a sinful playground for the pleasure-seeking rich and powerful. 

For wealthy merchant Decimus Tarquitius Aculeo, however, Alexandria has become a living hell. Ruined by a string of mysterious investment disasters, abandoned by friends and family, Aculeo is desperate to recover his wealth and status.

But his search for the reasons behind his downfall draws him into a web of violence. A common slave is found murdered in the magnificent temple of the god Serapis. Days later, the brutalized body of a high-priced hetaira is discovered floating in a canal, after an evening entertaining the city's elite. The grim truth soon becomes clear: A ruthless killer is moving among Alexandria's aristocrats, commercial titans, and philosophers.

And ominous clues begin to connect those murders to Aculeo's own quest. Aided by an Egyptian mortuary attendant, a brilliant philosopher, an exotic hetaira, and his last remaining friends, Aculeo must unmask and stop a deadly murderer if he is ever to reclaim the life he has lost. 

But first, he must survive...

FURIES is a highly original crime thriller that transports you into an ancient, captivating world. It weaves threads of exquisite beauty and stark brutality, phenomenal wealth and degrading poverty, clashing philosophies and colorful mythologies, into an unforgettable fabric of this lost golden age. 


Charged with gross incompetence, Satan is fired from his job as Prince of Hell and exiled to that most terrible of places: English suburbia. Forced to live as a human under the name of Jeremy Clovenhoof, the dark lord not only has to contend with the fact that no one recognizes him or gives him the credit he deserves but also has to put up with the bookish wargamer next door and the voracious man-eater upstairs.

Heaven, Hell and the city of Birmingham collide in a story that features murder, heavy metal, cannibalism, armed robbers, devious old ladies, Satanists who live with their mums, gentlemen of limited stature, dead vicars, petty archangels, flamethrowers, sex dolls, a blood-soaked school assembly and way too much alcohol.

Clovenhoof is outrageous and irreverent (and laugh out loud funny!) but it is also filled with huge warmth and humanity. Written by first-time collaborators Heide Goody and Iain Grant, Clovenhoof will have you rooting for the bad guy like never before.

Fairytale (Fairies of Rush)

Book One of Two in the Fairies of Rush duet, FAIRYTALE is a sexy, sensual fantasy romance novel. Not for children, very much an adult book. Not erotica, just good old fashioned steamy fantasy romance.

Brigit Malone can paint anything she sees, and uses that skill to get herself and her best friend, homeless Razor Face Malone off the streets. Then an old enemy kidnaps Raze and demands Brigit forge a privately owned painting, switch the fake for the original, and deliver it.

That painting is the prize possession of Adam Reid, who once glimpsed the fantastical images it holds in a childhood memory he now considers a hallucination.

But the images in the painting are actually a message from the twin sister Brigit doesn't know she has; a message calling her back to the enchanted kingdom of Rush, where the two half-fay twins are destined to put down the usurping Dark Prince Tristan and restore peace to their homeland far, far away.

A fairy-tale for grown up girls!

How to Cook Healthy in a Hurry: 50 Yummy, Low Fat Recipes You Can Make In 30 Minutes

Do you want to cook healthy meals full of low fat, fresh ingredients and still have energy left at the end of the day to sit down and enjoy them with your family?
Well here are more than 50 healthy, low fat recipes you can have on the table in under 30 minutes. 
Let a professional cook, caterer, and food writer reveal her secret tips and techniques to transforming artery-clogging, belly-fattening, disease-promoting food into healthful delicious and easy recipes. 
She has been doing it for decades for publications such as Bon Appetit, Gourmet and Men's Fitness. Now let her do it for you. 
How to Cook Healthy in a Hurry is not just a cookbook. It is a cooking course, where, in 50 delicious recipes for soups, salads, main courses and desserts, such as:

Cherry Glazed Prawns with Forbidden Rice

Potato and Bacon Chowder

Turkey Apricot Sliders

you will learn my secrets and tips from my 40 years of experience cooking, teaching and writing about food.
Do you know how to cut down fat calories when you are sauteing onions and garlic? 
Do you know how to keep rich cheeses and mouth-watering cuts of meat in a healthy diet?
Do you know how to serve your family rich desserts and still have them on a healthy diet track?

You will after your read How To Cook Healthy In A Hurry.

The Light Within Me (The Six Saviors)

When Abby and Noah meet, there is an explosive attraction between them that neither can deny...

As a shy, awkward, social misfit, Abby has gone her whole life feeling as though she's different from everyone else and she simply doesn't fit in well with society as a whole. She longs to feel a real connection with someone, and she finally does when she meets Noah.

Unbeknownst to Abby, Noah is from another world and his sole purpose is to hunt down the evil of his people that was unleashed on Earth hundreds of years ago. He's certain he isn't going to be able to return to his home, and anger and the need for revenge are his constant companions. His focus has been eradicating the evil and making them pay for taking his life on his world away from him.

Noah tries desperately to fight his attraction to Abby so he can keep his focus on his mission. But when Abby gets dragged into the evil and mayhem from Noah's world, he realizes that maybe with Abby he can find a home here on Earth...if he can save her in time.

I Hope You Find Me

Life for Riley ends when her young children die in her arms…victims of a global viral outbreak that claims the lives of everyone she’s ever known. Left to fend for herself with only a dog as her companion, she sets out on a journey to find others, leaving notes everywhere she goes…hoping that one day someone will come looking for her. When Riley meets the handsome yet mysterious Connor on the streets of Downtown San Diego, they form a bond unlike either has experienced before. When the things that go bump in the night turn out to be more than nightmares, the trio sets off for the mountains in search of an isolated resort where they can hunker down, away from the ominous shadows of the dead city streets. The peace and tranquility of the woods isn't enough to keep the darkness away for long though and soon Riley and Connor are forced to accept that the World and the few people left alive in it will never be the same. The shadows of their past may haunt them forever…threatening to destroy what little dreams they have left of a future unless they fight to stay in the light and never lose their hope.

Family and Friends: The dog and I have left to find my Mom. Most of you know where her place is, the corner of 9th and F. I’ll leave a note there before I move on. Everyone here is…gone. I can’t stay. I’m not sure when or if I will come back here but leave a message anyway.
I hope you find me. – Riley

I Want it Now! A Memoir of Life on the Set of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

In 1970, Julie Dawn Cole was cast as the unforgettable Veruca Salt in the classic motion picture Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory with Gene Wilder. Since its release in 1971, this epic musical has endured as a favorite of children from around the world with a fan base that encompasses generations of movie goers. With its unforgettable characters, chocolaty landscapes and everlasting music, this charming fairy-tale mixes these ingredients into what has been become a cinematic classic from literary legend Roald Dahl.

Praised by critics worldwide and often featured in broadcasts with other masterpiece musicals, it remains a timeless treasure. Acclaimed film critic Robert Ebert wrote: "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is probably the best film of its sort since The Wizard of Oz. It is everything that family movies usually claim to be, but aren't: Delightful, funny, scary, exciting, and, most of all, a genuine work of imagination."

Julie Dawn Cole has written an enchanting and richly illustrated memoir that offers a rare look behind the stage curtain to this ageless film. Splendidly illustrated with personal letters, never-seen-before photographs and documents; her mesmerizing story chronicles the entire production experience and tells of the remarkable journey of how she became known worldwide as a really bad egg. Filled with countless funny and touching memories, her story takes readers behind-the-scenes of Willy Wonka and the resulting coming of age journey that brought the cast together again after nearly a quarter century. I Want it Now takes readers beyond the world of pure imagination and behind the scenes to this universally cherished motion picture. A true-to-life Charlie Bucket tale, Julie's story is unforgettable...

Stray (Touchstone)

Part 1 of the Touchstone trilogy.

On her last day of high school, Cassandra Devlin walked out of exams and into a forest. Surrounded by the wrong sort of trees, and animals never featured in any nature documentary, Cass is only sure of one thing: alone, she will be lucky to survive. 

The sprawl of abandoned blockish buildings Cass discovers offers her only more puzzles. Where are the people? What is the intoxicating mist which drifts off the buildings in the moonlight? And why does she feel like she's being watched? 

Increasingly unnerved, Cass is overjoyed at the arrival of the formidable Setari. Whisked to a world as technologically advanced as the first was primitive, where nanotech computers are grown inside people's skulls, and few have any interest in venturing outside the enormous whitestone cities, Cass finds herself processed as a 'stray', a refugee displaced by the gates torn between worlds. Struggling with an unfamiliar language and culture, she must adapt to virtual classrooms, friends who can teleport, and the ingrained attitude that strays are backward and slow. 

Can Cass ever find her way home? And after the people of her new world discover her unexpected value, will they be willing to let her leave?

A Thistle in the Mist 

Meara isn’t thinking about death, that morning, when she kisses her mother good-bye, but hours later she is, as her fingers slide into the back of Mother’s shattered skull. Empty eyes – the empty eyes of her mother – stare right through her and Meara thinks her world has ended. She has no idea.
Ebullient and feisty, eighteen-year-old Meara MacDonald lives an idyllic life with her family, on the mist-enfolded Isle of Skye, dreaming of the day when she will wed her heart, the gallant Duncan MacLeod. But fate has other plans and when Aunt Deirdre and Uncle Sloan seep into their midst, Meara’s family is taken, one-by-one, for reasons she discovers are both personal and nefarious. 
Mother is found dead, Da disappears, Duncan is taken by the Napoleonic Wars, Meara’s younger sister, Hannah – with child by Uncle Sloan – takes her own life and while Meara sleeps, her newborn son is snatched from her arms. 
Unable to reign in her spirit or her tongue, Meara finds herself catapulted from Scotland to a household steeped in mystery in Nova Scotia where, guided by her strength of will, she will fight her way back to the remains of her family; her heart and soul.

I'll See You In Your Dreams

Charlie was a ghost hunter who didn't really believe in ghosts, but he believed in the effect being a ghost hunter had on girls. He thought he had perfected the ultimate pick up line, “I’m a ghost hunter.” All that came crashing down when he met his soul mate…a ghost. 
One night while photographing an old Victorian mansion, he was startled to meet the ghost of Anne Meux. She died in 1970 at age 85. She was now only 25 and beautiful. Charlie was soon engulfed in a riveting conversation. Who was she? Where was she? What was she doing in her old room? 
At the end of a long conversation, she suddenly had to go. He had a question for himself. Why was he madly in love with an apparition or worse a hallucination? If she was in a parallel universe could he bring her back to this universe? He had an overwhelming desire to get some questions answered. He needed his best friend, Stanley, the smartest guy he knew. Stanley was working on his PHD in Physics so surely he could figure this out.
Stanley was intrigued and agreed to help his best friend. As a physicist, Stanley was well aware of parallel universes and the duality of the universe. There is always two of anything that can exist. 
Stanley was convinced that science and religion were two sides of the same coin. The dogma in both seemed to prevent the ultimate discovery of truth. He enjoyed asking the curious. “Since space was created by the big bang…what did it go bang in? Or if God created it all by saying, ‘Let there be light!’ Who was he talking to?” And the ultimate question. “What was there just before the bang or Gods command?” The same answer.

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!

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