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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 »

35+ of the Best Free Online Books – Thursday 2-7-2013

February 7, 2013
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CIA Fall Guy: A Spy ThrillerWe have a great list of 35+ of the Best Free Online Books for Thursday 2-7-2013. They are highly rated and all exceed our minimum standards. As a service to our authors, if you read a free book please give the author a review on Amazon. Remember that many of the best free ebooks for kindle are priced at $0.00 for a very limited time (24-48 hours). Always make sure that the price is $0.00 when downloading your best free online books.

Interested in new releases? Visit the New Book Releases for February List.

There is a large group of authors that are offering some of the books for free on 2/6-2/7. Our list contains some of their books. To see all of their books visit their Free Par-Tay website.

Click to see the entire list of Top 100 Best Free eBooks for Kindle.

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Author Interview #157: “It’s Cancer” by Jay Otterbacher

February 6, 2013
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"It's Cancer"Our interview today is with Jay Otterbacher, author of “It’s Cancer” (memoir, 4.4 stars, 32 reviews). Before we get started, a brief description: “It’s Cancer” is the amazing true story of one ordinary, healthy couple whose world is turned upside down when they are simultaneously diagnosed. The book provides an unfiltered view behind the public façade into their home, relationships and treatment as they fight an inconceivable battle against two cancers at the same time.

Using an open and friendly style, the book allows the reader to be there with Jay and Karen, not only during treatment but also for the hidden battles outside of the hospitals. Humor and strength, struggle with fear, stress and uncertainty – battles that all cancer patients know too well. The implausible circumstances are re-created with a level of detail that allows the reader to experience the roller-coaster ride of emotions that the main characters experienced during thirty-two weeks in 2006.

1.  Your story is amazing, how did it become a book?

I can’t take credit for the story, only telling it. My wife and me being diagnosed within weeks of each other was almost overwhelming.  The events of the year that followed were hard for even us to believe. Between us we had 109 doctor appointments. My wife endured chemo and all the side effects, including memory loss. In order to keep up with everything, she kept a journal and I kept very detailed notes. Not just the medical stuff that you would expect, but antidotes and the funny things that happened to us. We did this out of necessity, so we wouldn’t forget when updating each other.

A couple years after our cancer year I finally got around to cleaning up the boxes of notes and records we had kept.  As I was going through them I kept finding notes that would remind us of another amazing event. I started putting everything in chronological order and it was one heck of a story. With no intention of creating a book, I started to write it all down, connecting the dots from one story to the next. I worked on it for several years on and off in my spare time. In 2011 I retired from the corporate world and started allocating time to writing. I re-wrote a lot of what I had done  and found that I was enjoying the process. It became a project for me. I wanted to see if I could write the whole story down from beginning to end.

2.  Parts of “It’s Cancer” are intensely personal, were you tempted to gloss over some parts? Read more »

Weekly Featured Great Reads – Kindle eBooks 2-6-2013

February 6, 2013
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Hyde, an Urban FantasyThis is a free listing we provide as a service to help promote Kindle eBooks from Independent Authors. Digital Book Today has posted our Weekly Featured Great Reads on the right and left hand side of our site. Today we have 8 great Kindle eBooks that are highly reviewed. Take the time to check out the “Great Reads” and read more about them on Amazon.

See the Top 80 – 100 free, handpicked titles that we update everyday on The Top 100 Best Free Kindle Books – updated daily. This list is not available on Amazon. Never miss a great free book again. Join our Reader Mailing List and be notified daily of The Top 100 Best Free Kindle Books.

Interested in new releases? Visit the New Book Releases List. 

Discover 35+ of the Top Free Online Books – Wednesday 2/6/2013

February 6, 2013
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Little Angels' MothersDiscover 35+ of the Top Free Online Books for Wednesday 2/6/2013. They are highly rated and all exceed our minimum standards. 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). Always make sure that the price is $0.00 when downloading.

Interested in new releases? Visit the New Book Releases for February List.

There is a large group of authors that are offering some of the books for free on 2/6-2/7. Our list contains some of their books. To see all of their books visit their Free Par-Tay website.

Click to see the entire list of Top 100 Best Free Kindle Books.

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Lessons I Learned From The Movie The Peaceful Warrior

February 5, 2013
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How to Win Friends and Lose Social AnxietyLessons I Learned From The Movie The Peaceful Warrior is a guest blog post by Dennis Coppola author of How to Win Friends and Lose Social Anxiety.

Lessons I Learned From The Movie The Peaceful Warrior

The Peaceful Warrior movie moved me. Here are some of the teaching from the Peaceful Warrior movie.

  • Socrates clarifies about, I think more than you know, instead of I know more than you think. In other words, Wisdom comes from the thinking of things, not the ego of knowing more than other people. Wisdom is doing it.
  • Socrates states, “If you don’t make your goal of the Olympic team, then what will you do?” Dan, the main character operated from the external. He was controlled by his emotions. Socrates, played by Nick Nolte, stated to “live in the present moment, service to others, there is no higher purpose.”
  • When Dan eats the food, Socrates says, “Slow down, you might taste some.” “Gather info from inside.” I felt moved from this because I am Italian and I eat fast. This reminded me to slow down when eating.
  • Socrates offers to train Dan by helping him develop wisdom by throwing out everything you don’t need, all the garbage thoughts. Take out the trash keeping him from the only thing that matters, the present moment. Read more »

25+ New Free eBooks For Kindle 2/5/2013

February 5, 2013
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Things Go Wrong For Me (when life hands you lemons, add vodka)We have over 25+ titles new free eBooks for Kindle to choose from for your Tuesday reading pleasure. We sort all the free books and give you the best of the new Free eBooks for Kindle, iPad, and Kindle Fire on our 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 2013 List.
Reminder: A large group of authors will be doing a group promo starting on Wednesday offering many of their books for free. We will be listing their best books.

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Author Interview #156: Beyond Nostalgia by Tom Winton

February 4, 2013
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Beyond NostalgiaOur interview today is with Tom Winton author of several books including Beyond Nostalgia (4.3 stars, 76 reviews). Before we get to the interview a brief book description: Dean Cassidy looks back on a life filled with hardship and remembers Theresa Wayman, the bright spark that lit up his world when he was eighteen. As an adult, many years later, Cassidy continues his struggle to be successful in life, but can’t move past his betrayal and loss of Theresa. Beyond Nostalgia is a poignant story about growing up, making choices, betrayal, forgiveness and moving on. Cassidy and Theresa find inspiration, joy and acceptance together in their world of dysfunctional families and economic hardships. But one night Cassidy, in a drunken stupor, makes a terrible choice that costs him his relationship with Theresa. Twenty-five years later, with the encouragement of his devoted wife, Cassidy focuses his sadness and angst into writing a book – a book that will eventually lead him to another crossroad in his life and redemption from his suffering.

Interview with Tom Winton

You wrote Beyond Nostalgia with a pen dipped in your soul, Tom. How much of you and who you are is invested in the book?

Although Beyond Nostalgia is a work of fiction, many of Dean’s experiences and beliefs are my own. Some of the scenes are embellished; some are exactly as they happened; a few I plucked from the rampant thoughts and ideas that sometimes whiz in and out of my mind.

How long ago did you write it?

I finished it almost twelve years ago. It took two-and-a-half years to write, and I did nine edits—that’s right—nine edits. But those days are over. Beyond Nostalgia was my debut novel, and being a new writer at the time, I was very uncertain about my work. When I reworked my next two manuscripts, I only did two or three drafts for each one.

Why did you give up on it initially?

I didn’t have a MFA or any literary training. I didn’t even know what a past participle was, but in my gut, Read more »

Dark Application – A 4.9 Star Technothriller for Fans of Michael Crichton

February 4, 2013
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Dark Application: ONE (The Dark Application Series)Dark Application is an interesting concept which becomes the cause of the sinister events that make this novel feel like a roller-coaster ride -Fast-paced, suspenseful, and fun-to-read. ~ F.J. Bayog of Fantascize.com

Hello Digital Book Today readers. The Book Buzz segment today features Dark Application: ONE (The Dark Application Series) by Brian Krogstad and Lindsey Waterman. Are you looking for a Technothriller with the savvy of a Michael Crichton novel? How about a “story injected with technology (but not overdone), drunk college kids, murder, kidnapping, suicide and mystery?” Dark Application “focuses on something we all use, and take for granted”. This dark fantasy story is focused on current technology and social media. Here is the best news yet for Dark Application - it is currently rated 4.9 stars on 43 reviews! Dark Application is not a book that has been disappointing its readers. Grab a copy today!

Dark Application awakens and captivates the hearts and imaginations of readers everywhere.” ~ Book Review Buzz

“Loved the story. The witting, the plot, the flow, the characters, the suspense, the action and the concept.” ~ This Is Great, Amazon Reviewer

Book Description: Dark Application: ONE is the new technothriller fans are already comparing to the genre’s greats.  From the creative genius of the Pendergast books from Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child to the techno savvy of Michael Crichton; readers can’t get enough.  The fast pacing and tight plot control has some comparing it to the Bourne books from Robert Ludlum.

What is it about this novel that has fans already clamoring for the sequel? Perhaps it’s the plausibility of the technology, the conspiracy, and above all, the unlikely hero. At the center of this new technothriller is Luke Jeffers, a regular guy about to become extraordinary. A college student in Virginia, he finds himself caught up in a technological conspiracy beyond his understanding. Almost overnight, he transforms from starving student to an unwitting pawn in a web of murder, lies, and conspiracy when he discovers the Department of Defense Application for Remote Kinetics, a simple application accidentally downloaded onto his smart phone and almost immediately in control of his life.

In a style reminiscent of the best technothrillers of the last three decades, Dark Application: ONE is filled with dark conspiracy, cyperpunk overtones, and above all a mystery at its core critical to Luke’s escape from the cycle of destruction.  Volume One of the new Dark Application technothriller series by  Brian Krogstad and Lindsey Waterman will leave you breathless and desperate for more, grateful that “Volume One” certainly means that more are coming ;)… Read more on Amazon. Read more »

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