PM Update to Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert for Tuesday, August 31, 2010: New Nonfiction Additions to our Kindle Store Free Listings! plus a new novel about a mysterious Kindle in AmI (Today’s Sponsor)

Here are several full-length nonfiction titles — including decision-making aids, personal finance, and education — to lead some late-day additions to our Free Book Alert listings in the Kindle Store!

But first, a word from … Today’s Sponsor

AmI
by Myra Concannon

$2.99 in the Kindle Store

 

We never judge a book by its cover here at Kindle Nation, and you won’t want to either where this lighthearted mystery from Myra Concannon is concerned! If you enjoyed UR, Stephen King’s yarn about the remarkable hot pink Kindle that helped to launch the Kindle 2, you’ll be intrigued by this novel that may help launch the Kindle 3….
Are they out there, hovering on the Whispernet, waiting to get in on an unwanted download? That’s the troubling question that haunts Anna, a senior citizen separated from her family in an assisted living facility, when she orders a Kindle, and strange things start to happen. Is the cause a voodoo spell put on the Kindle by the peculiar Haitian attendant? Is it an electronic alteration caused by a weird sci-fi book download? Is it an alien presence known as Ambient Intelligence (AmI) that means her harm? Or, as everyone tries to convince her, is the problem just a technical glitch in her Kindle. 
It takes Anna’s growing romantic relationship with a handsome resident and her close tie with her 14-year-old grandson to sort it all out.  So, be sure to check the next time the tiny disk turns in the upper left hand corner of your Kindle and you get a download. Did you really place that order … or is it AmI?

Along with the thoroughly enjoyable “solve the mystery” aspect of AmI, one of the appealing aspects of this book is that it shows how valuable and useful the Kindle can be for senior citizens.



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Demonfire
Demonfire by Kate Douglas – Paranormal/Adventure/Romance
Since time began, the Earth has served as a balance between the world of darkness that is the Abyss, and the paradise known as Eden. Now the battle between good and evil has reached a tipping point, and survival depends on one fallen demon– and the woman he can’t resist…

“Kate Douglas does it again! A delicious, sexy romp of a book, with a demon lover to die for and an everywoman heroine who rises to the challenge. It totally sucked me in!”–Angela Knight, New York Times bestselling author
“Wildly entertaining. A fabulous new world for fans of the paranormal.”–Jayne Ann Krentz, New York Times bestselling author
Bake Sale Murder
Bake Sale Murder – by Leslie Meier – Mystery
Ever since local developer Fred Stanton and his wife, Mimi, built five modular homes next door to Lucy Stone’s farmhouse, life just hasn’t been the same. With Mimi complaining about everything from the state of Lucy’s lawn to another neighbor’s lovable dog, quaint Tinker’s Cove, Maine, is now entangled in cul-de-sac politics and backstabbing. And when Mimi doesn’t show up for her shift at The Hat and Mitten Fund bake sale, the scent of burnt sugar leads Lucy to a shocking discovery: Mimi, face down on her kitchen floor–with a knife in her back.
While the police start their investigation, Lucy gets busy writing up the murder for the local Pennysaver–and following a few leads of her own. Lucy knows the women in her neighborhood didn’t like Mimi, but they certainly didn’t want her dead…right?
Winners Never Cheat: Even in Difficult Times, New and Expanded Edition
Winners Never Cheat: Even in Difficult Times, New and Expanded Edition by Jon R. Huntsman
The nationwide bestseller–fully updated for today’s tough times and worldwide financial crises
“Everyone does it.” Everyone cheats. Cuts corners. Tells lies. Maybe it was different once. Not today. If you want to succeed in this economic climate, you simply have to make compromises. Right?
Wrong. You can succeed at the highest levels, without sacrificing the principles that make life worth living. The proof? You’re holding it.
Jon M. Huntsman built a $12 billion company from scratch, the old-fashioned way: with integrity. There were short-term costs and difficult decisions. There were tough times. Times just like today. But ultimately, leading with integrity wasn’t just personally right for Huntsman, it also proved to be the best business strategy.
In Winners Never Cheat, Huntsman tells you how he did it, and how you can, too. This book is about remembering why you work, and why you were chosen to lead. It’s about finding the bravery to act on what you know is right, no matter what you’re up against.
It’s about winning. The right way.
Think about the kind of person you want to do business with. Then, be that person–and use this book to get you there.
Author royalties from this book go to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation
Lessons From A Younger Lover
Lessons From A Younger Lover by Zuri Day – Steamy Romance from Kensington Books

Zuri Day cranks up the heat with an explosively sexy tale about a woman who’s about to get a crash course in lust. . .
First grade teacher Gwen Smith was happily married–until her husband got himself a twenty-something mistress and filed for divorce. Now just months away from turning forty-one, Gwen is back in her tiny California hometown, caring for her ailing mother, convinced her life is over. Then she meets Ransom Blake.
Ransom is a twenty-six-year-old hunk who pushes every one of Gwen’s buttons. Gwen has no intention of getting involved with a younger man, but he won’t take no for an answer. So when he shows up at her classroom unannounced, Gwen can’t help but tell him off–and then she realizes he’s come for his daughter. But Ransom isn’t shy about letting Gwen know how she can make it up to him. And if he gets his way, Gwen will lose all her inhibitions–and her heart…

Human beings have astonishing genetic vulnerabilities. More than half of us will die from complex diseases that trace directly to those vulnerabilities, and the modern world we’ve created places us at unprecedented risk from them. In It Takes a Genome, Greg Gibson posits a revolutionary new hypothesis: Our genome is out of equilibrium, both with itself and its environment. Simply put, our genes aren’t coping well with modern culture. Our bodies were never designed to subsist on fat and sugary foods; our immune systems weren’t designed for today’s clean, bland environments; our minds weren’t designed to process hard-edged, artificial electronic inputs from dawn ‘til midnight. And that’s why so many of us suffer from chronic diseases that barely touched our ancestors.
Gibson begins by revealing the stunningly complex ways in which multiple genes cooperate and interact to shape our bodies and influence our behaviors. Then, drawing on the very latest science, he explains the genetic “mismatches” that increasingly lead to cancer, diabetes, inflammatory and infectious diseases, AIDS, depression, and senility.
Billy Boyle: A World War II Mystery

 Billy Boyle is a Boston cop, from a family of Boston cops, but he is a reluctant soldier who prefers walking the beat in Southie to fighting Nazis. Using her cousin by marriage, a certain General Eisenhower, Billy’s mother lands her son a seemingly soft job with Ike’s staff in London. But Ike wants Billy to use his investigative know-how to sniff out a possible spy in the Allies’ inner circle. Young Billy, oversold by his mother as a crackerjack detective, is definitely in over his head, especially when it turns out that the apparent suicide of a Norwegian dignitary may have been the work of the spy. Benn has a tantalizing premise here, but he doesn’t quite deliver on it: his prose slips into wartime cliches a little too often, and the supporting love story reeks of WWII melodrama. Yet the action builds to a suspenseful climax, and there is even a hint of moral ambiguity in the wrap-up. A not entirely satisfactory debut, then, but Ken Follett fans will want to give Billy and his uncle a chance to develop. Bill Ott, Booklist

The Other Side of the Page
The Other Side of the Page – Romance Short – Terry Odell

Here’s the author’s description: “Finding the perfect hero and heroine for a romance novel can turn a writer’s hair gray–that’s why I advertise for them. Interviewing characters can be exhausting, and getting them to stick to the plot? Well, it doesn’t always work that way. And then you find out they’re talking about you behind your back–Meet Randy and Sarah, the hero and heroine of Finding Sarah and Hidden Fire, in a funny and illuminating look at what goes on behind the scenes of the romance writing process.” Sounds a little meta, but lots of fun.

I Thought It Was You: Grimm’s Circle, Book 2.5 – Romance Short Story – Shiloh Walker

Contemporary Fiction
Spirituality and Christian Fiction
Samples and Sneak Previews
More Free Kindle Promotional Listings

Baby Bonanza – Romance


More Blood, More Sweat and Another Cup of Tea – Memoir

Previews and Prequels

Reckless – Free Preview – Cornelia Funke
Pre-Order Now and the Preview will be delivered free to your Kindle on September 14.
The full book, Reckless, is priced at $11.99 and can be pre-ordered here for download on Sept. 14.

Bury Your Dead Free Preview: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
Pre-Order Now and the Preview will be delivered free to your Kindle on September 7.
Set against the backdrop of Winter Carnival in Quebec City….
OUTTA THE BAG: A Prequel Story to ME, MYSELF AND WHY?
OUTTA THE BAG: A Prequel Story to ME, MYSELF AND WHY? – MaryJanice Davidson
Pre-Order Now and the Preview will be delivered free to your Kindle on September 7.
The full book, ME, MYSELF AND WHY?, is priced at $11.99 and can be pre-ordered here for download on September 28.
Some Free Kindle Classics That May Not Last Forever




Each day’s list is sponsored by one paid title. We encourage you to support our sponsors! 

Authors, Publishers, Kindle Accessory Manufacturers:
Interested in learning more about sponsorship? Just click on this link for more information: 

Click here to sponsor a Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert!

Click here to see all Free Titles in the Kindle Store!

*     *     *

(Sponsorship can take a number of different forms and implies no endorsement either of or by Kindle Nation or a sponsoring company or individual.)

Free Listings in the US Kindle Store!
(For our UK Kindle Free Book Alerts click here.)

Billy Boyle: A World War II Mystery

 Billy Boyle is a Boston cop, from a family of Boston cops, but he is a reluctant soldier who prefers walking the beat in Southie to fighting Nazis. Using her cousin by marriage, a certain General Eisenhower, Billy’s mother lands her son a seemingly soft job with Ike’s staff in London. But Ike wants Billy to use his investigative know-how to sniff out a possible spy in the Allies’ inner circle. Young Billy, oversold by his mother as a crackerjack detective, is definitely in over his head, especially when it turns out that the apparent suicide of a Norwegian dignitary may have been the work of the spy. Benn has a tantalizing premise here, but he doesn’t quite deliver on it: his prose slips into wartime cliches a little too often, and the supporting love story reeks of WWII melodrama. Yet the action builds to a suspenseful climax, and there is even a hint of moral ambiguity in the wrap-up. A not entirely satisfactory debut, then, but Ken Follett fans will want to give Billy and his uncle a chance to develop. Bill Ott, Booklist

The Other Side of the Page
The Other Side of the Page – Romance Short – Terry Odell

Here’s the author’s description: “Finding the perfect hero and heroine for a romance novel can turn a writer’s hair gray–that’s why I advertise for them. Interviewing characters can be exhausting, and getting them to stick to the plot? Well, it doesn’t always work that way. And then you find out they’re talking about you behind your back–Meet Randy and Sarah, the hero and heroine of Finding Sarah and Hidden Fire, in a funny and illuminating look at what goes on behind the scenes of the romance writing process.” Sounds a little meta, but lots of fun.

I Thought It Was You: Grimm’s Circle, Book 2.5 – Romance Short Story – Shiloh Walker

Contemporary Fiction
Spirituality and Christian Fiction
Samples and Sneak Previews
More Free Kindle Promotional Listings

Baby Bonanza – Romance

When Night Falls – Romance

More Blood, More Sweat and Another Cup of Tea – Memoir

Previews and Prequels

Reckless – Free Preview – Cornelia Funke
Pre-Order Now and the Preview will be delivered free to your Kindle on September 14.
The full book, Reckless, is priced at $11.99 and can be pre-ordered here for download on Sept. 14.

Bury Your Dead Free Preview: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
Pre-Order Now and the Preview will be delivered free to your Kindle on September 7.
Set against the backdrop of Winter Carnival in Quebec City….
The full book, Bury Your Dead, is priced at $11.99 and can be pre-ordered here for download on September 28.
OUTTA THE BAG: A Prequel Story to ME, MYSELF AND WHY?
OUTTA THE BAG: A Prequel Story to ME, MYSELF AND WHY? – MaryJanice Davidson
Pre-Order Now and the Preview will be delivered free to your Kindle on September 7.
The full book, ME, MYSELF AND WHY?, is priced at $11.99 and can be pre-ordered here for download on September 28.
Some Free Kindle Classics That May Not Last Forever


Click here to see all Free Titles in the Kindle Store!

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