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The Best of the Sunday Free Online Books – 25+ New Books

February 10, 2013
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The First GardenerFor this Sunday we have 20+ of the best free online books. A great chance to grab a book or two for the last day of the weekend. All of our books listed today are free ($0.00) on The Top 100 Best Free Kindle Books. As a service to our authors, if you read a free book please give the author a review on Amazon. Thanks. Remember that many of the free kindle books are priced at $0.00 for a very limited time (24-48 hours). Interested in new releases? Visit the New Book Releases for February List.

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My Sordid Affair With Netflix by Ferris Robinson

February 9, 2013
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Dogs and Love - Stories of FidelityOur guest blogger is Ferris Robinson author of Dogs and Love – Stories of Fidelity.

My Sordid Affair With Netflix

Just a hint of conversation would have made a difference. One sentence even, warning me that our relationship was about to change. Even those dreaded words, we need to talk, would have given me a heads up. But I never saw it coming.

We’d been so happy for so long! I felt listened to. Understood. Not judged at all for my preference to cheesy movies. I thought our relationship was perfect, actually.

I’m not proud of the way it started. It was dark. I was lonely. My husband was out of town, and I succumbed. Yes, I watched a romantic comedy lovingly chosen just for me by a Mr. Net Flix. There was no espionage, no car chases, no murders committed by twenty-year-olds in bikinis. I didn’t have to rewind to figure out what was going on. It was obvious that J. Lo was going to end up with Ben Affleck even though he was engaged to her client, so I relaxed and enjoyed myself.

I knew immediately after that one sordid episode I was goners. He nailed it! Even though we’d only been together one time, this Nettie, as I lovingly began to refer to him, not only knew me like no other, but actually encouraged me to be myself. He dropped everything and brought me Tortilla Soup and Sabah. Instantly.

At first I was reluctant to try some of the things he suggested. The handful of dramas and foreign films I’d done before had left me dissatisfied. But he gently plied me with things I’d always wondered about, nudging me with a subtle love notes: new suggestions for Ferris. Who was I to resist that? Read more »

“It’s Cancer” A Memoir That Reads Like A Fiction Novel

February 9, 2013
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"It's Cancer"“Jay Otterbacher has written a deeply insightful and sometimes brutally honest book that should be helpful to anyone who has heard the startling words “It’s Cancer”. This is a gripping story about a couple’s simultaneous journey from diagnosis, through the labyrinthine path of treatment and, ultimately, to recovery and cure. Readers will come to understand the importance of becoming an active participant in the decision-making process and not merely the passive recipient of treatment. I’m pleased to give this book an enthusiastic recommendation.Gere B. Fulton, Ph. D., J. D., Professor Emeritus of Public Health, The University of Toledo (Ohio)

Hello Digital Book Today readers. The Book Buzz segment today features “It’s Cancer” by Jay Otterbacher. This book is a wonderful story that is actually a memoir but reads like a fiction novel. It begins with a text message and ends on an island in the Caribbean. Like any great story the path from beginning to end is filled with characters and moments that you won’t forget. But this is not fiction, their story is true. “It’s Cancer” provides an unfiltered view into the lives of one ordinary couple as they face an inconceivable battle against two cancers at the same time. “It’s Cancer” is currently rated 4.4 stars on 32 reviews. This is a wonderful book for anybody who has ever been “touched by cancer”.

“When a patient is informed of a disease that can cause significant morbidity and mortality, the usual response is one of helplessness and fear. They accept, without question, what is told to them by the medical establishment in the hope that the treatment will be successful. Jay Otterbacher researched, inquired, questioned and found the best course of action. He also was positively optimistic and unrelenting in trying to go in a productive, constructive direction. I truly believe that his experience should be a lesson to us all that getting well requires the patient and the doctor working together to find the best solution and the patient having positive mind and spirit. This wonderful book gives excellent direction.”Gerald Fishman, M.D.

“Otterbacher’s story is one that will make you laugh and make you cry but in the end it will leave you inspired! He has a wonderful way with words which makes the book an easy read and a true page turner!” ~ Kelli D., Amazon Reviewer

Book Description: Thirty-Two Weeks They Could Never Have Imagined - When your wife is diagnosed with cancer it is agonizing. When both of you are diagnosed within weeks of each other the uncertainty is relentless. Jay Otterbacher’s memoir details one unbelievable year he could never have imagined. Anyone with a friend, colleague or loved one facing cancer can better understand what they are going through from this amazing story of thirty-two weeks in 2006. “It’s Cancer” provides an unfiltered view behind the public facade into the home, relationships and treatment of one ordinary couple facing an inconceivable battle against two cancers at the same time. The implausible circumstances created the story. This narrative captures it in an open and friendly manner that allows you to be there with Karen and Jay as they use humor and strength to navigate through the fear, stress and uncertainty that all cancer patients know too well.

Inspiration and Insight - Whether it was family, friends, dolphins or doctors Read more »

30+ Saturday Morning Freebies – Download Free eBooks

February 9, 2013
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Inherited Danger (Godsland Series: Book Two)Download Free eBooks with 30+ Saturday morning freebies. All highly rated and many that are new to The Top 100 Best Free Kindle Books. Download a Kindle book for the weekend. All of our books listed today are free ($0.00)! As a service to our authors, if you read a free book please give the author a review on Amazon. Thanks. Remember that many of the free kindle books are priced at $0.00 for a very limited time (24-48 hours). Interested in new book releases? Visit the New Book Releases for 2013 List.

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Five Minutes or Less to Posting an Amazon Review

February 8, 2013
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January Justice (The Malcolm Cutter Memoirs)Our guest blogger is Athol Dickson author of several books including January Justice.

Five Minutes or Less to Posting an Amazon Review

SO YOU READ one of my novels, and now you want to tell people about it? THANK YOU! No matter what you have to say about my novel, your review is important. It will let other visitors to Amazon know someone has read my books, which is vital in making an independently published author like myself visible to a wider audience.

Because we’re all busy, here are some tips for reviewing a book quickly:

The 5 second “Like” – If you really have no time, you can simply click the “like” button underneath the title. If you have another second or two, then you can also share the book’s Amazon page with your Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest friends.

Rate someone else’s’ review – You’ll see the “Yes” and “No” buttons for this just below the person’s comments. Reviews with the most “helpful” votes appear on the buy page. By voting for the most informative reviews, you help move them to the head of the line. Have another minute? Click the link beside the buttons to leave a quick comment about their review. If you find a thoughtful, thorough review that helps you decide whether to buy the book, the reviewer will always welcome a little praise.

Tell people what you thought about the book - If you can spend a couple of minutes more, go ahead and leave your own review. Click on the text link that tells how many reviews the book already has. You’ll see that link beside the stars. Then click on the “Create Your Own Review” button to get started. You can keep it short. One or two sentences is fine. But if you want to say a little more, keep it informal. Just talk about the things you liked or disliked as you would with a friend over coffee or tea. Almost anything you have to say about your reading experience is fine. The only thing you should NOT do when reviewing a novel is give away the ending, or any of the important plot twists.

Give it a star rating – Be honest, but do consider what the stars mean. 5 or 4 stars are a positive endorsement, Read more »

Three Exciting New Book Releases for February 2013 – 2/8/2013

February 8, 2013
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We are highlighting three exciting New Book Releases for February 2013 from our New Book Releases List Page (click to see all the new releases). If you are looking for something new to read this is a great place to start.

Roan RoseRoan Rose by Juliet Waldron. More like a gangland war for turf and loot than chivalry, the War of Roses disrupted the life of the English common folk for hundreds of years. Roan Rose is the story of one of these commoners, Rose Whitby, born a peasant on the Yorkshire dales. When the Countess of Warwick, decides to take sturdy, gentle Rose to Middleham Castle to be companion and bed-time poppet for a frail daughter, her fate is changed forever. Rose bonds strongly with Anne Neville, her young mistress. She also meets a royal boy enduring his knightly training—Richard of Gloucester, King Edward’s baby brother. The noble children have illness and accidents as they grow, but Rose remains a constant, always there to nurse and serve. Rose bears intimate witness to the passions, betrayals, murders, battles and those abrupt reversals of fortune which will shape her mistress’ life—and her own. Read more on Amazon.

The Odor of VioletThe Odor of Violet by Ju Ephraime. After losing his sight in a terrible accident, only to learn that the woman he was planning to marry did not love him enough to accept him, Damien Falconer was devastated. Struggling to cope with his disability, he isolated himself from society, allowing no one to get close to him, but his personal assistant, Jake. Upon learning Jake was soon to leave his employ and return to Scotland, Damien was forced to advertise for his replacement. Among the applicants who answered his ad was Lisa Andrews, a registered nurse from Connecticut. But Damien was adamant that he would not be replacing Jake with a woman. His argument was, he did not feel comfortable with a woman doing the things that Jake did for him, but one whiff of Lisa’s unique scent and Damien found himself fighting a blistering physical attraction the likes of which he’d never known before. Should he hire her or should he ignore what his “other” senses were screaming at him, about this woman. Read more on Amazon.

ALLUSIVE AFTERSHOCKAllusive Aftershock by Susan Griscom. What happens when a major earthquake changes life as you know it and the boy you thought you hated ends up saving you? Three times! Courtland Reese is the guy everyone hates and makes fun of because … well, he is weird. He communicates with animals. Strange or interesting, seventeen-year-old Adela Castielle can’t quite figure out, but when he saves her from being trampled by her own horse, she begins to understand him a little better and wants to learn more about him. But, Max—her best friend/dream guy/someday-to-be-her-husband-only-he-doesn’t-know-it-yet—hates Courtland with a passion. Adela wants to know why, except neither boy is talking. When Max leaves her stranded in his parents’ wine cave with his worst enemy, Courtland, after what the experts are calling a “megathrust” earthquake, Adela starts to question her loyalty to Max as steamy kisses in a dark damp cellar only fuel her emotions with more conflict. But does she really have time to worry about that when fire, destruction and mayhem surround her? Read more on Amazon.

We are highlighting three exciting New Book Releases for February 2013 from our New Book Releases List Page (click to see all the new releases). If you are looking for something new to read this is a great place to start.

How Do I Find Free Kindle Books? We Have 35+ Of The Best Free Kindle Books (Friday 2/8)

February 8, 2013
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Humongous Hippopotamus - Indoor Explorer Picture Book (Certified Silly)How do I find free kindle books? This is a common question. Look no farther. We look at the 800+ free books that were added this morning on Amazon and give you the best rated and reviewed free titles. We have 35+ new titles with many greatly exceeding our minimum requirements that are new to our The Top 100 Best Free Kindle Books. Grab a book or two for the weekend. All of our books listed today are free ($0.00)! As a service to our authors, if you read a free book please give the author a review on Amazon.Thanks. Remember that many of the free kindle books are priced at $0.00 for a very limited time (24-48 hours). Don’t forget to see the Latest New Book Releases for 2013 List.

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Brushes With Celebrity – Pee-Wee Herman Style

February 7, 2013
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Lost ClausOur guest blogger is Dan Fiorella author of Lost Claus (4.1 stars, 26 reviews) – and it is free on 2/8-2/9.

Brushes With Celebrity – Pee-Wee Herman Style

Okay, this is the big one.  This is the event that got me into the Writers Guild.  This is the time I actually was a professional writer.  And then wasn’t.  Let’s take it back 19 years—

I had completed a script called (at the time) “The Kringle Project”  I was one of those ideas that came to me in a flash, the thing practically wrote itself, I just had to type it.  Fortunately, I took typing in high school.  It was a Christmas comedy that dropped a film noir-type private eye detective in the middle of a Santa-centric mystery.  It was honestly the best thing I had done up ‘til then.

I did the usual thing: mailed query letters to dozens of agents.  And they did the usual thing: mailed rejection letters back to me.  In a matter of months I had pretty much burned through the list with nary a nibble.  My status reminded quo.Months passed and passed.  And a few more for good measure; you know, enough time so you forget you write.  Then the odd thing happened: I got a phone call. I mean, I’ve gotten phone calls before, that wasn’t odd.  What was odd was who was calling.  It was some dude asking about my script “The Kringle Project.”  Turns out this guy was a script reader for one of the agents I had submitted to. He had given the agent a very positive feedback on it.  Obviously this was a smart guy with absolutely no pull in the business.  However, as it happens, he was one of those ambitious, confident guys who usually annoy people and always kept it in his mind that he was going to be a Hollywood mover and/or shaker, always taking note of scripts he liked.  And he liked mine.  After making sure the script was still available (duh), he wanted to know if he could option it.“Hell, yes!” I replied. Read more »

Finding Claire Fletcher – 4.9 Star Suspense Crime Thriller by Lisa Regan

February 7, 2013
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Finding Claire Fletcher“This book gets your attention right away! Once you pick it up you can’t put it down. ~ Coppergem, Amazon Reviewer

Hello Digital Book Today readers. The Book Buzz segment today features Finding Claire Fletcher by Lisa Regan. If you enjoy a “heart wrenching, suspense ridden, and eye-opening book” or “an intenseful thriller”, then look no farther than Finding Claire Fletcher. This is a fantastic novel that every reader has truly enjoyed. Here is the best news yet for Finding Claire Fletcher - it is currently rated 4.9 stars on 48 reviews! This type of rating just doesn’t happen by accident. If you are looking for a crime thriller with a large dose of suspense then don’t look any farther. Finding Claire Fletcher is a book that delivers what it promises. We are sure you will not be disappointed. Grab a copy today!

“A powerful, emotionally-charged story by a debut author you’ll want to keep an eye on!” ~ J.C. Martin, author of Oracle

“It is one of the most suspenseful novels I have ever read. I was truly blown away by this awesome book. A must read for all suspense lovers! It is at the top of my list of the best books I ever read.” ~ LAiello, Amazon Reviewer

Book Description: Newly divorced and with his career in jeopardy, Detective Connor Parks takes solace in the arms of a beautiful woman he meets at a bar. The next morning, Claire Fletcher is gone, leaving nothing behind but an address and a decade-old mystery. The address leads to the Fletcher family home where Claire’s siblings inform Connor that their fifteen-year-old sister was abducted from a city street ten years ago and is presumed dead.

During those ten years, Claire endured the cruel torture and depravity of the man who abducted her. Paralyzed by fear and too ashamed to return to her family, Claire is resigned to her life as Lynn, the identity her abductor forced upon her. Every time she attempts escape or betrays him in the smallest way, someone dies. Even now, her clandestine run-in with Connor Parks may have put his life at risk, as well as the lives of her family. Connor is convinced that not only is Claire Fletcher alive, but that she is also the woman he met at the bar. Driven to see her again, he begins his own investigation, off the clock and without the police department’s consent. He is determined to find her and unravel the mystery of her abduction and odd reemergence. But finding Claire Fletcher proves more dangerous than he anticipates. In fact, it may be deadly.… Read more on Amazon.

About the Author: Lisa Regan is a suspense novelist. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Master of Education Degree from Bloomsburg University. Read more »

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