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Christian Speculative Fiction: Why do we need it and why you should read it

April 22, 2014
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Our guest blogger is Guy Stanton author of A Warrior’s Redemption (4.3 stars on 25 reviews).

Christian Speculative Fiction: Why do we need it and why you should read it

All fiction has power to it. Words both spoken and non-spoken are powerful things. Words among their many uses have the power to enthrall, teach, entertain, and change a person’s viewpoint. Now perhaps we can all agree that the prototypical romance novel plot line or say an Old Western era novel aren’t going to change anyone’s viewpoint on anything. You either love them or hate them for their genre setting. In other words you know what you’re reading before you even start reading. It may come in different flavors, but nothing typically that lies outside your expectations of the genre. This is not so for Speculative Fiction. Speculative Fiction doesn’t prescribe itself to a stereotypical image other than to say that it’s imaginative and you’re never quite sure what direction it will take, which is why it’s both fun to write and to read.

Christian Speculative Fiction is an even rarer bird. Most Christian fiction falls into a very precise stereotype, which I often refer to as “nicey nice”. When you pick up a Christian novel you have a range of expectations of what typically you do not expect to find within the pages of the book. Christian Speculative Fiction is the exact opposite of this perceived stereotype, because while Christian ideals should be maintained, the door is open however for a full host of opportunities and experiences to be perceived Read more »

30+ Free Books for Kindle for Tuesday

April 22, 2014
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We have a great list of Free Books for Kindle. These are proven winners based upon user reviews. Listed below are selected free Books from our Top 100 Best Free Kindle Books listEnjoy the best free books for Kindle to read with 30+ new Tuesday freebies.

Lodestone: (Witch-Hunt) 

4.8 stars on 25 reviews. Fantasy.

Free 4/22-4/24.

Two tales entwine (excerpts below).
Sabrina and Lauren’s tales entwine – linked by blood and magic. Sabrina, a newly fledged healer, is thrust out of her sheltered life at Mistress Florisah’s healing school after the destruction of the witch-ancestor portraits. An anti-witchcraft militia is poised on Karthalon’s borders threatening full scale genocide, unless Sabrina, the last of Lauren’s bloodline, can destroy the Lodestone, and restore magic to Valloaria, but the Lodestone is buried deep within the heart of the Order’s headquarters. Sabrina struggles to accept this suicide mission, and is distracted by her inappropriate affection for Micah, a prospect monk. Lauren’s ghost haunts Sabrina’s dreams as her diary reveals the tragic events behind Lauren’s actions. With invasion imminent, Sabrina embarks on her quest armed only with a sliver of the Lodestone, and Lauren’s diary but how can a lone girl prevail against an army?

Ghostly Guardian

a Paranormal Teen Romance / Fantasy Series.

4.1 stars on 41 reviews. Free 4/21-4/25.

Melinda Howard is the Demon Isle’s weird girl… the one that’s been holed up in the Howard Mansion for the last four years. Why? No one knows the truth except for her family… a long line of witches charged with protecting the Demon Isle, currently led by four hundred year old vampire, William Wakefield. Another reason Melinda doesn’t mind her self-inflicted imprisonment. She gets to spend more time with William, her crush for nearly all her life who’s too hot for words. And now, so are her dreams.

Dreams that have a tendency to come true. Although typically, they don’t include the handsome vampire she’s crushing on but rather horrifying visions of people about to die.

But she cannot stay under self-inflicted house arrest forever! And if her brothers or William get their choice in the matter, Melinda will be out of the house partying with her friends on the beach, giving her affections to a human, not a vampire, and getting into her role as a witch.

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Slope of Love

The Remingtons are the third installment of the Love in Bloom Series, joining the Snow Sisters & The Bradens (Voted BEST BOOK SERIES of 2013 by Supportive Business Moms, UK)

“Like Nora Roberts, Melissa Foster has captivated me with her fantastic, sexy, romantic stories.” Kimberly Winning, avid reader

“[The Remingtons] Sweet, sexy, and sensual.” Bestselling author Amy Manemann

Read the full LOVE IN BLOOM series (click to see the series on Amazon):

  • SNOW SISTERS (Books 1-3)
  • THE BRADENS (Books 4-9)
  • THE REMINGTONS (Books 10-14)
  • THE BRADENS (Books 15-17)
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Unseen

Mystery. Suspense. Thriller.

4.3 stars on 346 reviews.

Life for Jake Paris is stable and ordinary–until a mysterious old woman pays him a visit and he begins to have encounters with unruly children everywhere he goes—children only he can see.

When Jake’s estranged sister, Holly, finds herself the target of a national serial killer who has chosen her son as his next victim, Jake begins to wonder if there is a connection. Could these children be the ghosts of the killer’s victims?

As the kidnapper’s plan unfolds, Jake uncovers a startling secret about the unseen children that will change his life forever–and Holly discovers just how far she is willing to go to save her son. Unseen is a riveting story of rescue, restoration, and romance that will leave you thinking long after the last page has been turned.

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Plantar Fasciitis Cure: How to Overcome Foot Pain with Myofascial Release Self-Treatment Techniques

4.0 stars on 11 reviews.

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Regular price $2.99. On sale for $0.99

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This ebook will provide you with detailed description of how you can start using myofascial release self-treatment today, and how it works to relieve foot pain due to plantar fasciitis. Myofascial release is a therapy targeted to soft tissue that is used in the treatment of immobility and pain in skeletal muscles. This therapy is effective in treating pain by improving circulation of blood and lymph, relaxing contracted muscles, and activating muscular stretch reflex.

 

 

New Book Releases for April

April 21, 2014
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We are highlighting two exciting New Book Releases for April 2014 from our New Book Releases List (click to see all the new releases). If you are looking for something new to read this is a great place to start.

Flawed but Faithful

Finding Meaning In Our Faults.

Apostle Paul, King David, and Gideon are all some of the Bible’s greatest figures, and they all had one thing in common. . .

. . .they were all flawed! That’s right, these great men of God were all flawed. In fact, they all had several flaws. Why is this important? It’s important because everyone- including yourself- shares this trait with these great figures. By examining their characters and how they were able to overcome their flaws in the light of God’s glory, we can learn to better ourselves through our own flaws and begin building our faith stronger than ever!

In “Flawed but Faithful- Finding Meaning in our Faults”, we examine how nobody is perfect and how this common trait can be used to spur personal growth. In this inspirational book, you will see how the Apostle Paul needed time to turn to God, how King David overcame his great sins to become a man of God, and how Gideon learned to trust his faith when he originally needed proof of God’s amazing love. Many of us struggle with sins and our faith from time-to-time, and we are not alone. This important look at the Bible reminds us of that and encourages us to do better. Read more on Amazon.

“Nobody Home”

Science Fiction Short Story.

“A must read for anyone who likes science fiction. l cannot wait to read the next book. Just enjoyable to read and keeps your interest all the way through.”

“This was an awesome book I can wait to read the second part! Hopefully it will be published soon! Can’t wait to find out what zenora find out about her family and was she experiences on earth! Hopefully the writer won’t kill her off! Recommend this book to all syfi fiction readers out there! Awesome book! Good luck writer! CAN’T WAIT FOR MORE!”

Read more on Amazon.

The Devil’s Breath

THE DEVIL’S BREATH is the 5th novel in Emily Kimelman’s Bestselling Sydney Rye Series of mysteries. This series feature a strong female protagonist and her canine best friend, Blue. It is recommended for the 18+ who enjoy some violence, don’t mind dirty language, and are up for a dash of sex. Not to mention an awesome, rollicking good mystery!

New to Sydney Rye? Pick up the first book,UNLEASHED, for FREE.

One of Sydney Rye’s dear friends, Hugh Defry, has been accused of a brutal murder, but even though he has no memory of the night, Sydney believes he is incapable of such violence.

Called to investigate by Robert Maxim, a man she has until now, considered her greatest enemy, Sydney flies to Miami searching for the real killer. Rye’s suspicions are raised when she learns that Maxim not only wants to work together but also wants to build a friendship. She doesn’t begin to understand his motives until her former lover follows her to Florida to tell her a devastating secret.Read more on Amazon.

An Excellent List Of Highly Reviewed Free Kindle Books For Monday

April 21, 2014
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For Monday we have an excellent list of highly reviewed free Kindle books. A great chance to grab a book or two for your reading enjoyment. All of our books listed today are free ($0.00) on The Best Free Kindle Books List.

Bet in the Dark

A Romantic Comedy

4.5 stars on 120 reviews.

All Ellie Harris wanted was a life of her own.

In a shortsighted decision, she follows her high school boyfriend to college, only to get cheated on and then dumped. And to add insult to injury, her overprotective family is suddenly clinging to her again, fighting to control every part of her life.

Bad luck follows her hasty decision and when her roommate steals her identity and leaves town, Ellie is left to clean up a gigantic mess. Fin Hunter insists Ellie owes him seven thousand dollars from an online poker game and he won’t stop until he collects it. Determined to keep her family out of her life, Ellie agrees to work for Fin in his illegal online poker operation. He’s given her six weeks to pay off the debt.

Soon sparks are flying between them and the only thing keeping her from falling for him is the debt she still owes and the money she doesn’t have.

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Skinny Dipping

Romance. Chick Lit.

3.9 stars on 55 reviews.

Regular price $3.99. On sale for $0.99.

Sophie drowned as a child. She died for three minutes. Her childhood trauma is real.

Yet Sophie Smart, hot-shot advertising executive, isn’t a child anymore. Now Sophie’s most important client, handsome Matthew Silver, is insisting she learn how to swim. She can’t blame him really – he’s the owner of a chain of swimming centers, and Sophie’s in charge of his new advertising campaign.
The last thing Sophie wants to do is get in the water, in a clingy swimsuit, with a client she’s trying to impress. She’s not going to win him over flapping around like an idiot, is she?

But with a broken heart from her last relationship, maybe getting into the pool is just what Sophie needs? Maybe Sophie can trust Matthew with her fears. Maybe she can let go. Maybe it’s time for Sophie to forget about her past and take the plunge?

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The Advocate (The Advocate Series)

Mystery.

4.3 stars on 526 reviews.

On sale for $0.99!

The Advocate, a legal suspense murder mystery, is the first book in The Advocate Series. Three characters continue throughout the series, Sabre Orin Brown, defense attorney, her investigator, JP Torn, and her colleague, Bob Clark.

The Advocate is followed by The Advocate’s Betrayal, The Advocate’s Conviction, The Advocate’s Dilemma, and The Advocate’s Ex Parte.

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Beyond Desire Collection

**Limited Edition, Limited Time 99 cents SALE from NYT & USA Today Bestselling authors!**

Get this set now before it’s gone! Retail for this collection is over $25.00!  

Pre-order today. To be released on May 5, 2014.

  • THE BILLIONAIRE’S OBSESSION ~ SIMON by J. S. Scott
  • ONE MORE DAY by M. Malone
  • FOR YOU  by Mimi Strong
  • ONE SWEET SUMMER by Cali MacKay
  • DEFINING DESTINY by Deanna Chase
  • A MOMENT by Marie Hall
  • IN KELLY’S CORNER by Roxie Rivera
  • REUNITED IN LOVE by Nadia Lee
  • THE TEMPORARY PROMISE by Bonnie Dee
  • ESCAPE IN YOU by Rachel Schurig

Steamy Romance Novels

April 20, 2014
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Our highlighted books come from our “Steamy Romance” page. These featured romance books are from several sub-genres, but they all contain a little extra “steam and sizzle” in their romantic scenes.

The Best Free Books For Sunday

April 20, 2014
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For this Sunday we have 23+ of the best free books. A great chance to grab a book or two for the weekend. All of our books listed today are free ($0.00) on The Best Free Kindle Books List. Remember that many of the free kindle books are priced at $0.00 for a very limited time (24-48 hours).

The Beauty Bride (The Jewels of Kinfairlie) 

4.4 stars on 133 reviews.  Historical Romance. 

Free 4/20-4/24. 

More cherished than gold are the Jewels of Kinfairlie, and only the worthiest may fight for their love. . .The Laird of Kinfairlie has unmarried sisters, each a gem in her own right. And he has no choice but to see them all wed in haste.

Lady Madeline’s heart is not for sale. . . especially not to a notorious outlaw like Rhys FitzHenry. Yet Madeline’s hand has been sold, to none other than this battle-weary warrior with a price on his head. A more dutiful maiden might cede to the Laird’s command and meekly accept her fate, but Madeline has never been obedient. She decides to run away, though she never dreams that Rhys will pursue her. She does not expect this taciturn man to woo her with fanciful stories, much less that each of his enthralling tales will reveal a scar upon his shielded soul. She never imagines that a man like Rhys could imperil her own heart while revealing so little of his own feelings. When Rhys’s past threatens his future, Madeline takes a leap of faith. She dares to believe him innocent — and risks her own life to pursue a passion more priceless than the rarest gem.

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The Return of Frank Graben

Action. Western.

Regular price $7.99. On sale for only $0.99.

Frank Graben rode into the remote mountain-walled basin looking for peace and quiet. Whitey Barlow, the cattle baron who had taken over the basin, told him to get out. The old tyrant sent one of his riders to warn everyone in the small isolate town of Hackamore to sell the stranger nothing and do no business of any kind with him. And he told Graben to stay out of Hackamore before he even got there.

The townspeople needed the big rancher’s business more than they needed the few dollars a hard-eyed gunfighter was likely to spend in their town before he drifted on. So they told Graben they didn’t want his kind in their town. But they didn’t know the kind of man Frank Graben was, and by the time they found out it was too late. He was shot from ambush and believed to be dead. But he got away and returned months later to get even.

WARNING: Reading a Van Holt western may make you want to get on a horse and hunt some bad guys down in the Old West. Of course, the easiest and most enjoyable way to do it is vicariously—by reading another Van Holt western.

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Deceptions of the Heart

4.6 stars on 10 reviews. Romantic Suspense.

Regular price $4.99. On sale for $0.99.

Surviving as Jennifer Cristobal isn’t easy for Rhonda Prentiss. Three years ago, a sudden, fatal trauma stripped Rhonda of her middle-class, stay-at-home-mom existence. A brand new shock prompts Rhonda’s essence to invade Jennifer’s soul, suppressing the other woman’s memories and replacing them with her own. When Jennifer’s heart transplant surgeon, Dr. Crane, can’t–or won’t–help her understand her unusual body-swapping dilemma, she turns to the only man she can trust. But can she fully trust Jennifer’s husband, Anson?

Rhonda’s memory proves faulty–and sugarcoated. Multiple threats from her past shake her fragile hold on mental stability. If one of her enemies succeeds, he will kill Rhonda’s soul. . .  or Jennifer’s body. . .  or both.

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All The Difference

4.2 stars on 26 reviews. Romantic Suspense. 

Regular price $4.99. On sale for $0.99.

From the bestselling author of Here, Home, Hope, comes a novel of suspense and choices, with a nod to the best of Susan Isaacs’s tales of suburban murder.

Everything isn’t what it seems in the wonderful suburb of Grandville. All The Difference is the story of three women whose lives become entangled by the choices they make and how, ultimately, one of them turns to murder to achieve her goals.

Roommates Laura and Angie couldn’t be more different. Laura is a local celebrity, the television anchor who is motivated to move out of small-time media markets and on to the big time, no matter the cost. Meanwhile, Angie, a luckless waitress, spends her time waiting for Mr. Right to save her from temporary jobs and a life spent making bad choices.

On the other side of town, Ellen abandons her life as a successful fundraiser for that of an isolated housewife in the country estate she shares with her husband, whose affairs become increasingly hard to ignore. When the city’s gossip columnist, Maddie, and restaurant reviewer, Dixon, become involved in the mystery, the unlikely duo stir up more than they intended. But will anyone be able to stop the next murder?

Our Favorite Mystery, Suspense, and Thriller Books

April 19, 2014
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Do you enjoy Mystery books? Or Suspense? Or do you enjoy Thriller books? Check out the great books listed below from some of the best Indie authors in the marketplace.

30+ New Best Free eBooks For Kindle For Saturday

April 19, 2014
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We have a great list of the best free eBooks for Kindle to read that exceed our minimum guidelines. These are proven winners based upon user reviews. See the entire list of free eBooks for Kindle from The Best Free Kindle BooksEnjoy the best free online eBooks to read with 30+ new books for Saturday.

The 56th Man 

4.1 stars on 25 reviews.  Mystery.

Free 4/19-4/23.

A former member of Saddam Hussein’s Special Security Force arrives in Richmond, Virginia. Under the name of Ari Ciminon, he sets up house on the James River. The house was purchased for him by the U.S. Marshals Service, which is responsible for watching over him while he supplies intelligence to CENTCOM. Because he is fluent in Italian (as well as a host of other languages) he is presented to his new neighbors as an Italian of Arab descent. Ari learns on his first day that the previous occupants, Jerry and Moria Riggins and their two sons, were murdered in their home nine months ago. The murders are unsolved. Ari has plenty of free time on his hands and sets out to solve the crime–in his own peculiar way.

Roaring Mountain 

4.4 stars on 46 reviews. Memoir.

Free 4/19-4/21.

When my son, Gary Gray, was killed by an avalanche while climbing Mount Shuksan in the North Cascades, he was buried under tons of ice and snow. I was told his body might never be recovered and that perhaps I should consider him now a part of the mountain. It was the beginning of a journey unlike any I had taken before. For the next few years I traveled through devastating grief and tortuous self-doubt while unsuccessfully searching for reasons why my son’s life was taken by the very planet he was trying to save. Was it his destiny, kismet, or fate? Or was it just plain old bad luck? I had to try to find out.

After three years of being in limbo and soul-searching, and just when I thought he would remain in his icy sarcophagus forever, the mountain was ready to give him up. His body was recovered under extraordinary, miraculous circumstances and the stunning sequence of events surrounding the incredible recovery was to change forever the way I think and believe. My slightly skeptical nature could not help but grow into spiritual enlightenment after experiencing such miracles first hand.

 

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Shiloh Stark

4.3 stars on 9 reviews.

Western, Historical, Action/Adventure.

Regular price $7.99. On sale for only $0.99!

In one of the bloodiest battles of the War Between the States, he became known as Shiloh Stark by outshooting everyone else in his outfit.

After the war he roamed the world in search of a peace he did not find.

Ten years after the war ended, a tall man wearing dark clothes and two tied-down guns appeared in No Man’s Land, where there was no law and no peace.

But Shiloh Stark was no longer looking for peace. He came prepared for war.

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The Keeper

4.1 stars on 12 reviews.  Contemporary fiction. 

An Amazon Kindle Countdown Deal.

Regular price $2.99. On sale for $0.99.

The Keeper is a thought-provoking, PG-rated contemporary women’s drama that explores the mysterious power of friendship and love. Initially, powerhouse surgeon Dr. Chris Seacrest finds little of interest to him in the young, post-stroke patient Caitlin Rosenberry. But a brief encounter in an exam room sets a series of cataclysmic events into motion from which there is no turning back. In the midst of it all, Dr. Seacrest finds himself in love with Caitlin, yet she never wants to see him again.

  • I recommend this book to anyone interested in the psychological healing process and who just enjoys a good read. Amazon Review.
  • I read it in a couple of days with the last half all in one evening.  Amazon Review.
  • This is an engaging story about our misconceptions about social position, medicine, and love, and the choices we must make. Amazon review.

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Soundtracks of a Life

A New Adult Rockstar Romance.

Regular price $2.99. On sale for $0.99.

At the tender age of 14, Lorelai, suffers the traumatic loss of both parents in a fatal airplane disaster only to be met four years later with the sudden death of her sister. It is only her love of music which keeps her from being swallowed up by her deep depression. During her college sophomore year, her life takes a turn for the better when she decides to start a band filled with other extremely talented musicians and rather cute classmates.

Quickly gaining notoriety and building a loyal following, the band is approached by a hot shot manager but being under the wing of the powerful Susan Carmichael comes with a catch – Absolutely no relationships between the band members! Unfortunately, Lorelai is already helplessly in love with a fellow band mate.

Still fighting the demons of her tragic past, these new feelings of love and a sickening fear of possible loss, Lorelai is caught up in a downward spiral that eventually puts her life at great risk and drives a wedge between her and the love of her life.
Now, In order to win him back she must prove that she is fully committed to life.

LAST DAY!! Spring Break Kindle Fire Giveaway

April 18, 2014
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It’s time for our Spring Break Kindle Fire Giveaway, so get ready to WIN Big! We’re giving away a Kindle Fire 7″ HD and a $200 Amazon Gift Card to kick off spring break with a splash!

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Share this exciting giveaway with your friends and family. They’ll love you for it! And If they enjoy reading, they’ll appreciate the book deals and suggestions we offer every day here at The Kindle Book Review & Digital Book Today

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