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Within every person lies the power to change one world. Within Flora Karachi lies the hope for two. With reviewer comparisons to Avatar, the Narnia Chronicles, Harry Potter, Neuromancer, and the Golden Compass, our Kindle eBook of the Day is a 5-star keeper for just $2.99 on Kindle!

Here’s the set-up for Eric Liu’s Terrene: The Hidden Valley, just $2.99 on Kindle:

Within every person lies the power to change one world. Within Flora lies the hope for two.

In the isolated rural valley of Terrene, where technology is grown, not manufactured, Flora Karachi paints her anguish with flowers and yearns to travel outside the mountain walls that guard her village. But in a society which values harmony and symmetry above all else, her dangerous curiosity and her indelicate scars, earned from a lifetime of inexplicable blackouts, make her an outcast with few prospects for adventure.

Then the dreams come. Lucid and overpowering, they throw Flora into a fascinatingly advanced world where she lives the life of Jane Ingram, an American scientist fighting global climate change while trying to raise a child in a society where interpersonal interaction is becoming obsolete. 

Flora’s blackouts open a window into knowledge lost long ago and possibilities that are yet to come. To unravel these mysteries, she must travel to the enigmatic Institute, an ancient enclave hidden in the surrounding mountains, where scholars guard the secrets of Terrene.

Living two lives, Flora will fight to become an Institute scholar in her own world while struggling to save the planet from humanity’s neglect in Jane’s. Yet all of Flora’s courage combined with all of Jane’s experience may not be enough to defeat the powerful forces protecting the secret which ties their two worlds together. To find salvation for both worlds, Jane and Flora must sacrifice their own dreams, conquer their fears, and discover hope for a new beginning.

Hailed as a clever blend between science fiction and fantasy, Terrene explores the challenges of accelerating technology and global climate change through the stories of two remarkable women in two worlds that are not as distant from each other as they seem.

Eric Liu is a career technologist, amateur sociologist, and passionate futurist. He has technical degrees from MIT and Stanford and has worked in high tech companies in Silicon Valley for over eight years. He exercises his creativity through song, dance, and writing and believes that we make the world stronger by bringing disparate things together: art and industry, science and tradition, corporations and communities, and government and technology.

He believes a story can change the world.

“What we read, watch, and discuss can have a real impact on our lives,” he says.   
His mission is to bring environmental issues and technology’s role in solving them to the forefront through the power of fiction. Eric Liu is a featured author for fiction4change, a blog that promotes books that address important social and environmental issues.

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KND Kindle Free Book Alert, Friday, May 27: From Jack Kilborn and Blake Crouch, a #1 Amazon Kindle Bestseller, downloaded over 250,000 times, now back in its original version, and FREE today on Kindle! plus … even Death is different in Joseph Robert Lewis’s THE BURNING SKY (Today’s Sponsor)

Our Kindle Free Book Alert tool automatically generates listings based on reverse chronological order, so we’re always especially pleased witth the serendipity when it leads the morning’s latest additions to our 500+ Kindle Free Book Alert listings with a great book like one we see this morning from Blake Crouch and Joe Konrath’s alter ego Jack Kilborn….


But first, a word from … Today’s Sponsor

The planet Earth has yet to recover from the Ice Age and its political life is in turmoil. After a mass Air Corps assassination, Taziri is the only pilot left to help the marshals chase the killers across the skies of Marrakesh. Together they uncover a vast conspiracy of deposed aristocrats, wealthy industrialists, and xenophobic warmongers plotting against the Queen. 

Don’t expect this world to conform to the history that you know. The people and places are different. The climate and wildlife are different.

Even death is different here.

“A great mix of intrigue, action and adventure. I’m already looking forward to more in the series.” –Mr. S. J. Wales

The Burning Sky (Halcyon #1)
by Joseph Robert Lewis
4.4 out of 5 stars   7 Reviews
Text-to-Speech: Enabled
Don’t have a Kindle? Get yours here.

Here’s the set-up:

For fans of Cherie Priest, Scott Westerfield, and Mark Hodder: 

Taziri just wants a quiet evening at home with her family, but when the entire Northern Air Corps is assassinated, Taziri is the only pilot left to help the marshals chase the killers across the skies of Marrakesh. Together they uncover a vast conspiracy of deposed aristocrats, wealthy industrialists, and xenophobic warmongers plotting against the Queen.


The case becomes terrifyingly personal when Taziri finds that the killers have turned her own inventions into weapons and her family’s survival may hang in the balance. Assassins stalk the streets as the city erupts into a riotous inferno and the country’s only hope for salvation may be an exiled Incan princess, her swashbuckling lover, and a crippled airship plummeting out of the burning sky. 


Readers are introduced to The Other Earth through this stunning vision of an alternate world where fantastical machines sail the seas and the skies, enormous prehistoric beasts still roam the earth, and the restless dead walk among the living.


What the Reviewers Say  

Heralded as a work of alternate fiction, this book looks at an Earth which has never recovered from the ice age. Consequently, political powers and religious beliefs are turned up-side down. Taken from the point-of-view of multiple characters, this story follows Taziri, a pilot and marshals as they chase killers across land and sea. Together, they unravel and foil a vast conspiracy against the Queen.”
–Mary E. Young

The Burning Sky is a steampunk thriller set in an alternate world and climatic North Africa. Anti-government terrorist attacks on a train and several airships sets an airship engineer, pilot and two government marshals on a race to find the perpetrators and discover and then thwart a plot to overthrow the Queen.”
–Beck M.

“The world of Burning Skies is rich in detail and so well formed that I want to go back and visit as soon as possible.”


About the Author

Joseph Robert Lewis began his career writing about deadly firefights in Afghanistan and Iraq, studying cutting-edge military technologies, and chronicling personal journeys across south Asia.

Now he writes novels that bring together his love of wild adventure, rich character studies, stunning scientific concepts, and the amazing history of human civilization.


Click here to download The Burning Sky (Halcyon #1) (or a free sample) to your Kindle, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, BlackBerry, Android-compatible, PC or Mac and start reading within 60 seconds!

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Free Contemporary Titles in the Kindle Store

Just use the slider at right of your screen below to scroll through a complete, updated list of free contemporary Kindle titles, and click on an icon like this one (at right) to read a free sample right here in your browser! Titles are sorted in reverse chronological order so you can easily see new freebies.

By: Blake Crouch
Added: 05/27/2011 2:03:19am

Kindle eBook of the Day: Paul Levine’s TO SPEAK FOR THE DEAD is where it all began in the award-winning Jake Lassiter mystery series, and now it’s just 99 cents on Kindle!

If John Grisham, Carl Hiaasen and Robert B. Parker had a love child, they would have named him Paul Levine and set him loose writing the Jake Lassiter series about an ex-linebacker turned trial lawyer with a nose for tackling the seedy side of life in South Florida … including today’s Kindle eBook of the Day.

Here’s the set-up for Paul Levine’s To Speak For The Dead, just 99 Cents on Kindle:

Jake Lassiter, former jock turned Miami lawyer, takes on the case of Dr. Roger Salisbury. He’s being sued for malpractice by a beautiful young woman, Melanie Corrigan, widow of a wealthy developer who died on Salisbury’s care. Lassiter wins that case, but the charges just won’t die. 

The dead man’s daugter, sportswriter Susan Corrigan, objects to Roger’s acquittal. She tells Jake that Melanie conspired with Salisbury to murder her father. She claims the suit was meant to divert attention from their illicit relationship.

But the widow throws a kink into the story, putting blame on Roger and making a case for herself.

The daughter secretly has the body exhumed to provide proof of her allegations. But she sneaks off with two bodies. The grave robbing tips the city prosecutor to more clues, and he arrests Roger. The charge is murder. That leaves Jake in the middle of a confusing mystery.

(Editor’s Note: All proceeds from the sale of TO SPEAK FOR THE DEAD (Book #1 of the Jake Lassiter Series) are being donated to The Four Diamonds Fund, Penn State’s ongoing campaign supporting the effort to cure childhood cancer. -S.W.) 

From the reviewers:

Attorney Levine’s lively fiction debut introduces Jake Lassiter, ex-jock turned Miami trial lawyer. Levine spins his tale briskly, his use of medical evidence and legal argument heightening the excitement rather than weighing it down. –Publishers Weekly.

A finely tuned plot from….novelist Levine, who orchestrates his tense courtroom and medical scenes with expert panache, fluid prose, and sly humor. An excellent choice and the first in a series–From Library Journal

“Better than Grisham!  I read John Grisham, Scott Turow, Steve Martini, Lisa Scottoline, Linda Fairstein and other writers of legal thrillers. I’m also a lawyer, so I’m a stickler for authenticity. TO SPEAK FOR THE DEAD is maybe my favorite courtroom novel of all time.”


PAUL LEVINE worked as a newspaper reporter, a law professor and a trial lawyer before becoming a full-time novelist.  His books have been translated into 23 languages.

Levine won the John D. MacDonald Florida Fiction Award for his Jake Lassiter series. Lassiter appeared in seven novels. He has been described by Booklist as “one of the most entertaining series characters in contemporary crime fiction” and by The Miami Herald as having “a lot more charisma than Perry Mason ever did.”  

Levine also wrote 20 episodes of the TV series JAG, which gave him an opportunity to steer a nuclear submarine and land on the deck of an aircraft carrier, all without endangering national security. He has written about beginning his Hollywood career at the “advanced age of 51.”

Levine is a graduate of Penn State University where he majored in journalism and the University of Miami Law School where he he claims he “majored in the swimming pool.”

He was a trial lawyer with, as he says, “the mammoth, filthy rich international law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, where he did not even pretend to know all his partners’ names. He specialized in ‘complex litigation,’ cases so abstruse that even lawyers charging 500 bucks an hour didn’t fully understand them.” 

Paul tried hundreds of cases and handled appeals at every level, including the Supreme Court.

Coming in Fall 2011 in hardcover: Lassiter.  In it, Lassiter searches for a missing young woman who disappeared years earlier into the maze of Miami’s porn industry.  The book will join the current lineup of 7 Jake Lassiter novels.

And here, in the comfort of your own browser, is your free sample:

Calculator for Kindle – Another Astonishingly Quick and Powerful 99-Cent Kindle App from Seven Dragons

If you happen to have Notepad, Converter, Flip It, or Tic Tac Toe on your Kindle, then you may not know it, but there is a good chance that you are a fan of the amazing Seven Dragons app development team, which happens to be led by my colleague Abhi Singh, who is an occasional Kindle Nation sponsor. I’ll admit that although 99% of my Kindle use is involved with reading, I really appreciate how easy the Seven Dragons tools make it to get the most out of my Kindle in other ways.

And now they’ve come out with a truly elegant Calculator tool that may astonish you with all it can do — and all for a one-time charge of just 99 cents!

Here are the main features as described by the Seven Dragons team, and some hidden functionality that I would never have expected in a Kindle Calculator app!

  1. Easy to Use.
  2. Fast. No images so it loads in a few seconds on all Kindles. Moving around in the app and moving the cursor around are also very fast.
  3. User Friendly. There’s an Undo feature that lets you ‘undo’ steps. Use DEL key to delete digits one at a time. Use the history page to refer to your last 10 calculations and the last 10 numbers you saved in Memory.
  4. Flexible. Choose from 3 font sizes and two themes. There are shortcuts displayed next to the buttons to help you – you can choose to hide them.
  5. Clear & Easy to Understand. Help in the Calculator App (Menu > Help and Menu > Shortcuts List) explains each function and lists the shortcuts available to you. The Kindle Calculator help documents listed below walk you through how to best use Calculator for Kindle.

It’s a simple and fast app that lets you do all your calculations on the Kindle.

Please Note: Kindle lets you do calculations by typing in 5 * 6 and pressing Enter/Search. The first search result is the answer of the calculation. Having a dedicated Calculator app lets you do things in an easier way and it provides various additional benefits described below and in the Help Videos. If you don’t want to spend $1 on a Calculator app you can perhaps get by with the in-built Kindle method.

Kindle Calculator – Help Documents

Please choose ‘Kindle Format’ if you want to read on your Kindle. PDF and Word formats are the ones to choose if you want to read Help on your PC.

Kindle Calculator Help Documents include –

  1. All Kindle Calculator Help files in 1 file – Kindle Calculator Help (Kindle Format), Kindle Calculator Help (PDF), and Kindle Calculator Help Files (Word).
  2. How to use Kindle Calculator – Using Kindle Calculator (Kindle Format), Using Kindle Calculator (PDF), and Using Kindle Calculator App (Word format).
  3. Kindle Calculator Sample Calculations (How to use each function) – Kindle Calculator Calculations Guide (Kindle Format), Calculator Calculations Examples (PDF format), and Kindle Calculator Examples (Word Format).
  4. Kindle Calculator Questions & Answers – Kindle Calculator Q&A (Kindle Format), Kindle Calculator Q&A (PDF), and Kindle Calculator Q&A (Word).
Please feel free to email us at booksummit@ymail.com (or to leave a comment below) if you have any further questions.

Kindle Calculator – Help Videos

Please check the Kindle Calculator Videos page which covers various features of the Calculator Kindle App.

That page misbehaves sometimes. Tomorrow I’ll add video links to another site that’s more stable (Vimeo).

Kindle Calculator – Availability

Kindle Calculator Works with: Kindle 2, Kindle 3, Kindle WiFi, Kindle DX, Kindle DX 2. Basically, every Kindle except the Kindle 1 (original model).

Kindle Calculator does not work with: Kindle Reading Apps such as Kindle for PC. It does not work with Kindle 1. It is not available if you live outside the US (right now Kindle Apps are not available internationally).

We’re Giving Away a Free Kindle Tablet! Here’s All the Information You Need to Enter!

I promise: it is not a goal of mine in life to become known as Crazy Eddie, or Crazy Steve, or Crazy Anybody.

But you may have noticed that we’re really getting a kick out of these Kindle give-away sweepstakes that we have been having. So far during the month of May we have given away two Kindle 3Gs and two Kindle gift certificates ($100 and $50), and we’re just getting warmed up.

We’ve just opened up a new Kindle Nation Sweepstakes in which we will be giving away a brand new Kindle Tablet when it is launched … sometime this year!

That’s right: Amazon hasn’t even announced or launched the Kindle Tablet yet, and we are giving one away — as soon as Amazon announces it (or when our Sweepstakes closes on June 21, 2011, whichever comes later). You can enter and read all the rules by clicking on this link — http://bit.ly/Win-a-Kindle-Tablet. (There’s a screenshot of the entry form at the right, but to actually fill out the entry form you will have to click on it or on http://bit.ly/Win-a-Kindle-Tablet and check to make sure that you “Like” our Kindle Nation Facebook page.)

And just in case you don’t win, every entrant will also be added to a notification list so we can alert you when the new Kindle Tablet is officially announced and available for order.

And one more thing – please share this news on your Facebook page and tell your friends, family, colleagues, and the guy sitting next to you on the train and trying to read your Kindle book over your shoulder, because we promise to hold another Kindle Tablet giveaway if we reach 5,000 entries in this one!

Here’s the small print in which we discuss tiny little details like what we will do if Amazon doesn’t actually launch a new Kindle Tablet device by the week before Christmas.


1. How to Enter: This is an online sweepstakes only, sponsored by Kindle Nation. The Sweepstakes is open to new or existing fans of Kindle Nation’s page and is administered entirely within an appropriate App created for this purpose. To become (or verify your status as) a fan of Kindle Nation, go to www.Facebook.com/KindleNation and “like” the page if you have not already done so. To enter the sweepstakes, submit your name, email address and birthday as indicated on the entry form. Merely liking or becoming a fan of Kindle Nation, commenting on its page, or sending an email message of your interest does not constitute entry into or participation in this sweepstakes. Sweepstakes entry is limited to one entry per person and no more than one entry per email address. Submission of multiple entries may result in disqualification from the sweepstakes. Sponsor will not verify receipt of entries. Automated entries are prohibited, and any use of such automated devices or programs in association with this Sweepstakes will cause disqualification. Sponsor and its advertising and promotion agencies are not responsible for lost, late, illegible, misdirected or stolen entries or transmissions, or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human or electronic.

2. Eligibility: Open to residents of all countries except: Belgium, Norway, Sweden, India, Côte d’Ivoire/Ivory Coast, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iran, Republic of the Congo, Somalia, Myanmar, North Korea, Sudan and Syria. If you win and you reside in a country where Amazon does not ship the base Kindle Tablet Device, you will receive an Amazon Gift Card in lieu of the base Kindle Tablet Device. Participants must be 18 years of age or older. Employees of Kindle Nation and its affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, the judging organization, and immediate families in the same household are not eligible. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. This promotion shall only be construed and evaluated according to United States law. You are not authorized to participate in the Sweepstakes if you are located within and a legal resident of Belgium, Norway, Sweden, India, Côte d’Ivoire/Ivory Coast, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iran, Republic of the Congo, Somalia, Myanmar, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, Puerto Rico or any other place where the Sweepstakes is prohibited or restricted by law.

3. Prizes: See section 4 for prize details and value of the prize being offered. Odds of winning the prize depend on number of eligible entries received. Value of the prize is estimated at between $200 and $750. The prize cannot be transferred or substituted except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor will pay any sales tax due for domestic delivery in the United States, not to exceed 10 percent of the value of the prize; otherwise prize winners are responsible for all taxes and import duties. Neither Sponsor nor its affiliates or subsidiaries will be responsible for any loss, liability or damages arising out of the winner’s acceptance or use of the prize.

4. Drawing and Awarding of Prizes: Winner will be determined by a random drawing from all eligible entries received online per the drawing schedule outlined. The winners will be notified by email from kindlenation@gmail.com and must respond directly via email to kindlenation@gmail.com within 24 hours to receive the winning prize. If a potential winner cannot be contacted within 24 hours of first attempt, prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected. There is one prize, total value estimated at between $200 and $750, consisting of a base model Kindle Tablet electronic device, which the sponsor expects to be manufactured and offered for sale by Amazon.com at some unknown time in 2011. If a base model Kindle Tablet electronic device is not manufactured and offered for sale by Amazon.com by December 18, 2011, the sponsor will allow the winner to substitute any existing Kindle product valued at $400 or less, or an Amazon.com gift certificate for $400. The phrase “base model Kindle Tablet electronic device” herein refers to the lowest-priced Kindle Tablet electronic device offered by Amazon at time of the device’s launch announcement. The winning prize will be shipped to the winner directly from Amazon.com at the sponsor’s expense, and the winner will have sole discretion as to whether she wishes to return the prize either for an account credit or for an upgrade to a higher-priced model.

5. Notification of Winners. Winners will be notified by email using the email address with which they have entered the sweepstakes. Email notification will come from kindlenation@gmail.com.
It is the sole responsibility of each participant to ensure that they will be able to receive, read, and respond to email notifications from kindlenation@gmail.com in a timely fashion.

6. Waiver of Responsibility or Liability. As a condition of entry and participation each entrant or participant releases Facebook and Kindle Nation from any and all responsibility or liability in association with the sweepstakes promotion and acknowledges that this sweepstakes promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Entrants or participants are providing contact and entry information only to the sponsor, Kindle Nation, and to the company administering the sweepstakes, and not to Facebook.

DISCLOSURE: All entries will receive a special notification email from Kindle Nation when the Kindle Tablet electronic device is announced and available for order from Amazon.com. All entries will also receive a free subscription to the Kindle Nation email newsletter and/or the BookLending.com email newsletter, from which they may opt out at any time. No other use will be made of participants’ contact and entry information, which will be held confidentially by the sponsor and the company administering the sweepstakes.


KND Kindle Free Book Alert, Thursday, May 26: TEN (10) BRAND NEW FREEBIES THIS MORNING! plus … Think “The Rachel Zoe Project meets Bond, James Bond and a Madoff-style, Ponzi-scheming King” and you’ve got D. D. Scott’s THUG GUARD (Today’s Sponsor at just 99 cents!)

Here at Kindle Nation we’ve been lobbying our Amazon contacts for the past two years, on behalf of our readers, to get them expand their Kindle free book offerings by allowing indie authors to offer zero-priced promotions the way the big publishers do. And we’re glad to see that our efforts are finally paying off as Kindle Nation sponsors like Sybil Nelson, Patricia Ryan, and Laura Lond are among this morning’s latest additions to our 500+ Free Book Alert listings….

But first, a word from … Today’s Sponsor

Top-rated, bestselling romantic comedy author D. D. Scott is gettin’ “cozy” with all your fave Bootscootin’ Books Characters … as in “Cozy Mystery cozy” … with Book One of her new, Cozy Cash Mystery series! Now just $.99!

Think The Rachel Zoe Project meets Bond, James Bond and a Madoff-style, Ponzi-scheming King.

Thug Guard (a Cozy Cash Mystery) 
by D. D. Scott
5.0 out of 5 stars   3 Reviews
Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled 
Don’t have a Kindle? Get yours here.

Packed with punch!!”

Here’s the set-up:
Hollywood Stylist to The Stars Zoey Witherspoon is a wanna-be Stephanie Plum, and to that end, she’s now moonlighting as a badge-toting P.I. But on her way to style one of her infamously diva-esque clients, she discovers her first Dead Guy in a Range Rover parked next to her. And this isn’t just any dead guy. It’s the guy with a Russian mob connection, who her former client, Ponzi-scheming King Bernard McCall, hired to knock her off.

Bond, James Bond-style Double Agent Roman Bellesconi is hell-bent on bringing down Ponzi-scheming King Bernard McCall. Why? Because (1) that’s his job. But also because (2) he’s got a lot more at stake than job security. If he doesn’t bring down Bernie, his family’s monarchy will be destroyed.

As the dead guys keep piling-up around ‘em, Zoey may be damn sick of Roman’s deep and very dark secrets, but, she’s also convinced that perhaps, like Roman’s been reiterating, it’s only because he’s keeping those secrets, they’re both still alive. But is there a way for their cover to be blown, Roman’s secrets thus revealed, and each of ‘em live to tell about it?

What the Reviewers Say

“Wow! I loved this…The descriptions are so vivid and colorful it really feels like the reader’s going through the same wild rollercoaster ride…It’s a funny, sexy, sassy attitude of a read, and I can’t wait to get stuck into the next one.” — Sibel Hodge, author of The Amber Fox Mysteries

“I laughed from page one on…The author has a way with twisting phrases. Bootscootin’ was a delight. I’m loading up on her other books. She’s a shoe-in for one of my favorite chicklit authors.” — Barbara Silkstone, author of The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland Age 42 and Three-Quarters

“Are you ready for a really fun read? I hope so…So sit back and get ready to laugh.” — Karen Cantwell, author of Take The Monkeys and Run

“…who doesn’t need a laugh? Laugh ‘til you (you fill it in) with D. D. Scott’s BOOTSCOOTIN’ BLAHNIKS, and more…” — Steve Windwalker, Kindle Nation Daily

“D.D. Scott has hit another one out of the park in her cross over into the mystery genre! … Amazing! D.D is the QUEEN of chick-lit gone country with a mystery twist of cross pollinating!! A must read!!”

The ultimate escape without spending a fortune on a vacation.”
–Pi Schott

I LOVED this book! I don’t usually read mysteries, but this was listed as a “cozy mystery,” so I thought I’d give it a try. It was SO funny, quick to read, & such a cool twist for the characters. I loved how the author carried over some of her characters from her previous ‘Bootscootin” series, especially the ‘Mom Squad.'” 

About the Author

D. D. Scott is a Bestselling Romantic Comedy Author and a Writer’s Go-To-Gal for Muse Therapy, plus the #1 Amazon Bestselling Author of MUSE THERAPY: UNLEASHING YOUR INNER SYBIL and the co-founder of The Writer’s Guide to E-Publishing, your destination site for Everything E-Publishing.

Her bestselling and Amazon top-rated romantic comedies are all about sexy, sassy, smart, career-driven women and the men who complete them. They’re a bit chick lit with a gone-country twist…and now a cozy mystery twist too. She’s agented, and her Bootscootin’ Books Series – think Sex and The City meets Urban Cowboy – debuted August 2010, on Amazon’s Kindle and at Smashwords, with BOOTSCOOTIN’ BLAHNIKS, followed by STOMPIN’ ON STETSONS and BUCKLES ME BABY. Now, The Bootscootin’ Characters are gettin’ “cozy”…as in Cozy Mystery cozy, with the release of THUG GUARD, Book One of the her new, Cozy Cash Mysteries, featuring all of your fave Bootscootin’ characters plus tons of quirky, new characters too.

D. D.’s busy now writing her next Cozy “Cash” Mystery – LIP GLOCK – which will release in August 2011.

For updates on her books, her sexy, sassy, smart neurotic writer’s life blog, and for a schedule of appearances and Muse Therapy Sessions, visit her website http://www.DDScott.com.

Click here to download Thug Guard (a Cozy Cash Mystery) (or a free sample) to your Kindle, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, BlackBerry, Android-compatible, PC or Mac and start reading within 60 seconds!

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Our Kindle eBook Of The Day is Chris Culver’s The Abbey, featuring Ash Rashid, a Muslim “Dirty Harry” of a homicide detective – and here’s a free sample!

Imagine a Muslim “Dirty Harry” and you’ve got Ash Rashid, a homicide detective who’s fed up with investigating stiffs as he counts the days to his retirement … until his niece’s body is found in the guest home of one of the city’s most wealthy citizens. The coroner calls it an overdose, but it doesn’t add up … in Chris Culver’s The Abbey – just 99 Cents on Kindle!

From contributing reporter Tom Dulaney:  Exciting, intriguing, fresh new works from new authors are the norm at Kindle Nation, and The Abbey represents–I think–a fine example of the best of the best.  It happens to be in one of my favorite genres–police procedurals–and has a unique main character.  In this case that’s a hard-drinking Muslim detective based in Indianapolis whose taste for booze is not his only straying from the precepts of his religion.  A great beach read for 99 cents!–Tom Dulaney

Here’s the set-up:

Ash Rashid is a former homicide detective who can’t stand the thought of handling another death investigation. In another year, he’ll be out of the department completely.

That’s the plan, at least, until his niece’s body is found in the guest home of one of his city’s most wealthy citizens. The coroner calls it an overdose, but the case doesn’t add up.

Against orders, Ash launches an investigation to find his niece’s murderer.  But the longer he searches, the more entangled he becomes in a case that hits increasingly close to home. If he doesn’t solve it fast, his niece won’t be the only family member he has to bury.

From a reviewer:

Ash is a Muslim version Dirty Harry! Chris Culver weaves the detective’s religion into the story in such a manner that displays Ash as a spiritual man, but a bad boy cop at the same time. As a Christian, I found myself chuckling at the way that Ash recognizes his duty to his religion but does what the ‘flesh’ tells him is necessary to seek justice; he does it without apology. No turning the other cheek here! Hooray for Ash and Chris Culver in this amazingly fresh look at crime fighting.

And here, in the comfort of your own browser, is your free sample: