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Kindle Nation Daily Digest For Friday, March 30, 2012: Brief Tips, Freebies and Bargain Updates

Kindle Nation Daily Digest


Brief Tips, Freebies and Bargain Updates
March 30, 2012

Please note that this is the daily digest for Friday, March 30, 2012, and many of the free and bargain ebook offers noted here are on offer only until midnight PST tonight.
Announcing A Brand New Kids Corner Book of The Week – NATE ROCKS THE WORLD

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Kindle Daily Deal

 

Today’s Kindle Daily Deal – Friday, March 30 – Two Great Reads for under $4 – Save 80% on Doctor/Author C.J. Lyons’ paranormal thriller BORROWED TIME, plus … Don’t miss Laina Turner’s THE MS PROJECT VOLUME 2 (Today’s Sponsor) http://bit.ly/Ho9vBf

 

eBook of the Day

 

Kindle Nation Daily Bargain Book Alert: Donna Marie Lanheady’s WHERE SECRETS LIE is Our eBook of the Day at just 99 Cents, or Currently FREE for Amazon Prime Members Via the Kindle Lending Library, and Here’s a Free Sample! http://bit.ly/GWRt6g

 

Free Kindle Nation Daily Shorts

 

A special treat for fans of Jodi Picoult and Anita Shreve: THE NINTH STEP by Barbara Sissel is featured in today’s FREE KINDLE NATION SHORTS excerpt; plus a link to enter to win a Kindle Fire! http://conta.cc/Hwf8fl

 

KND Free Book Alert

 

KND Kindle Free Book Alert for Friday, March 30: 320 BRAND NEW FREEBIES in the last 24 hours added to Our 4,300+ FREE TITLES Sorted by Category, Date Added, Bestselling or Review Rating! plus … Jim Lindsey’s THE FLAW IN THE FABRIC (Today’s Sponsor – $5.95 or FREE via Kindle Lending Library) http://bit.ly/H37EiI

 

Kathleen Shoop’s THE LAST LETTER

Kindle Nation Daily Bargain Book Alert! Kathleen Shoop’s Western Romance THE LAST LETTER- 70 Rave Reviews – Now $2.99 on Kindle http://bit.ly/HpvsfO

 

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Six Brand New KND Freebies! Download Now!

 

Six Brand New Kindle Freebies! Download Now and Enjoy Over The Weekend! Barbra Annino’s OPAL FIRE, Cher Carson’s REBOUND (HOT SHOTS TRILOGY), Cheryl Kaye Tardif’s WHALE SONG: SCHOOL EDITION, Elizabeth McKenna’s THE GYPSY CASTS A SPELL, Braden McElroy’s THE SHADOW IN THE GARDEN and Victoria Landis’ BLINKE IT AWAY http://bit.ly/HxX1nJ

 

THE GIRLS’ GUIDE TO DATING ZOMBIES – 4.5 Stars!

 

Kindle Nation Bargain Book Alert: Lynn Messina’s The Girls’ Guide to Dating Zombies-4.5 stars on 21 Rave Reviews. Only $2.99! http://bit.ly/HnpCPX

 

Mainak Dhar’s ZOMBIESTAN – $2.99

 

Like A Great Thriller? Then we think you’ll love our brand new Thriller of the Week: From Mainak Dhar’s Thriller ZOMBIESTAN – 4.3 Stars on Amazon – 65 Rave Reviews – $2.99 or FREE via Kindle Lending Library http://bit.ly/H26thU

 

KND Fantasy Readers Alert

 

Kindle Nation Daily Fantasy Readers Alert! Phillip Henderson, This Week’s Sponsor for a Brand New Kindle Fire Giveaway Sweepstakes and Author of The Arkaelyon Chronicles Vol 1; (Book 1 & 2); Druid’s Bane & Maig’s Hand http://bit.ly/Hn45qr

 

Mike Sirota’s DEMON SHADOWS – 99 Cents

 

Kindle Nation Daily Bargain Book Alert! Mike Sirota’s Horror Story, DEMON SHADOWS – Now Just 99 Cents on Kindle! http://bit.ly/HmGnpH

 

KND Fiction Readers Alert

 

Kindle Daily Nation Fiction Readers Alert! JoAnn Spears’s Humorous SIX OF ONE – A Historically Fiction Account of Henry VIII’s Infamous Wives http://bit.ly/H4KDO9

 

 

Hope you’ve found at least one item of value here, and we’ll check in again tomorrow. Thanks, as always, for being part of the Kindle Nation community.

Candace Cheatham
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Like a little romance? Or a lot? Use these magical Kindle book search tools to find thousands of great bargains in the Romance category, sponsored by our brand new Romance of the Week, Inglath Cooper’s TRUTH AND ROSES – 4.6 Stars on Amazon – 20 Rave Reviews on Amazon and Now Just 99 Cents on Kindle

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First love. Second chances. Secrets with the power to change lives.When Will Kincaid’s professional football career comes to an abrupt end in a single night, he’s left to figure out what he’s going to do with the rest of his life. He heads home to the small Virginia town where he grew up and crosses paths with Hannah Jacobs, the only girl in high school who had ever rejected him. It’s Hannah who once made him question the choices he had made, and it’s Hannah who’s making him question them all over again. But with the weight of a secret he’s managed to hide from the world his entire adult life hanging over him, he can’t afford to question his choices. Hannah Jacobs had once made the choice to deny her feelings for Will Kincaid, at the time finding it the only possible option for a young girl intent on burying a nightmare she only wanted to forget. The life she’s made for herself as a librarian in Lake Perdue is a quiet one, and she’s hardly prepared for the day when Will rams his fancy Ferrari into her dependable old clunker. But for Hannah, Will Kincaid can only stir up memories she had long ago put away forever. And there’s nothing at all good that can come from bringing them back to life again.
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Kindle Daily Nation Fiction Readers Alert! JoAnn Spears’s Humorous SIX OF ONE – A Historically Fiction Account of Henry VIII’s Infamous Wives

Six of One

by JoAnn Spears

4.0 stars – 4 Reviews
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“Six of One” is the ultimate ‘girls’ night in’…with the six wives of Henry VIII. It’s the most fun you can have with your nightdress on! Join Dolly, the funny, Tudor-obsessed heroine of “Six of One”, on a Yellow Brick Road journey to the alternate reality of an all-girl Tudor court.

It all begins when Dolly loses consciousness on the eve of her marriage to the six-times- divorced Harry. She awakens in the company of the Tudor women she’s studied all her life. They have a mission to accomplish, and Dolly may be just the girl who can help them do it.

As a warm-up to her life-changing interview with the six wives of Henry VIII, Dolly gets to dish with lots of the other fascinating females of the Tudor era. She learns things she never guessed about the Princes in the Tower from their sister, Elizabeth of York…Henry VIII’s mom. She talks sex with Henry’s sisters and scholarship with his daughters. She even gossips with the help, since Kat Ashley and Bess of Hardwicke are among the ladies on hand.

Of course the heart of the story is in Dolly’s interview with the six wives of Henry VIII. It turns out there’s something to each of the wives’ stories that’s been held back all this time. You won’t believe what really happened…or will you?

“Six of One” offers no tragedy, no excuses, and no apologies. It does have lots of broad humor, not to mention tons of puns. And—for a change—a happy ending.

Reviews
“The novel is an enthusiastic, well-researched, fictional account of what happened to the infamous wives of Henry VIII.”
Kirkus Indie Review

“Having a good deal of knowledge on all things Tudor, I couldn’t resist downloading this book, and it was the first book I read on my new Kindle. It was very entertaining and I had more than a few “LOL” moments.”
Amazon Reviewer, 5 Stars

About The Author

JoAnn Spears spent a lot of time trying to figure out whether she wanted to major in English or History in college. Life stepped in, and she wound up with a Master’s Degree in Nursing instead. A twenty-five year nursing career didn’t extinguish that early interest in books and history. It did however stoke a decidedly gallows sense of humor.

The story of the six wives of Henry VIII was JoAnn’s favorite piece of history. She read the classic variations and the feminist variations, the tragic spins and the vindicating spins. She witnessed the success of the pop culture, soft-core Tudor offerings of recent vintage. It occurred to her that the one thing that hadn’t been brought to a full length novel about the Tudors was a gallows sense of humor. The Tudors certainly qualified for it, and JoAnn had plenty to spare.

The first ‘real’ book JoAnn ever read was “The Wizard of Oz”. She returned to the Yellow Brick Road for inspiration for a new kind of Tudor novel, and “Six of One” was born.

“Six of One” was begun in JoAnn’s native New Jersey. It was wrapped up in her new Smoky Mountain home in northeast Tennessee, where she is pursuing a second career as a writer. She has, however, obtained a Tennessee nursing license because a) you never stop being a nurse and b) her son Bill thinks she should be sensible and not quit her day job.

While “Six of One” is a different kind of historical novel, JoAnn is a downright stereotypical lady author. She admits to all of the cats, flower beds, needlework, and obsessive devotion to Jane Austen and Louisa May Alcott that you’d expect.

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Like A Great Thriller? Then we think you’ll love our brand new Thriller of the Week: From Mainak Dhar’s Thriller ZOMBIESTAN – 4.3 Stars on Amazon – 65 Rave Reviews – $2.99 or FREE via Kindle Lending Library

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From the author of the sensational Amazon.com bestseller, Alice in Deadland, comes another unique and action packed take on the zombie genre.

It began with stories of undead Taliban rampaging through Afghan villages, and faster than anyone could have anticipated; the darkness spreads through the world.

In a world laid waste by this new terror, four unlikely companions have been thrown together- a seventeen year old boy dealing with the loss of his family, a US Navy SEAL trying to get back home, an aging, lonely writer with nobody to live for, and a young girl trying to keep her three year old brother safe.

When they discover that the smallest amongst them holds the key to removing the scourge that threatens to destroy their world, they begin an epic journey to a rumoured safe zone high in the Himalayas. A journey that will pit them against their own worst fears and the most terrible dangers- both human and undead.

A journey through a wasteland now known as Zombiestan. 
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I could not put this book down! You don't have to be a fan of zombie books to enjoy this one! Without giving too much away, the concept of the story is certainly a new twist on this genre. The characters are well developed, and the story moves easily, without filler paragraphs that do nothing to further the story. This is the second novel I have read by Mainak Dhar, looking forward many more! 
- Amazon Reviewer, 5 Stars

About the Author

Mainak Dhar is a cubicle dweller by day and author by night. Mainak has eleven books to his credit including the Amazon.com bestseller, Alice in Deadland. Learn more about him and contact him at mainakdhar.com
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Like A Great Thriller? Then we think you’ll love our brand new Thriller of the Week: From Mainak Dhar’s Thriller ZOMBIESTAN – 4.3 Stars on Amazon – 65 Rave Reviews – $2.99 or FREE via Kindle Lending Library

Six Brand New Kindle Freebies! Download Now and Enjoy Over The Weekend! Barbra Annino’s OPAL FIRE, Cher Carson’s REBOUND (HOT SHOTS TRILOGY), Cheryl Kaye Tardif’s WHALE SONG: SCHOOL EDITION, Elizabeth McKenna’s THE GYPSY CASTS A SPELL, Braden McElroy’s THE SHADOW IN THE GARDEN and Victoria Landis’ BLINKE IT AWAY

With hundreds of new books turning up free each day now in the Kindle Store, it can be tough to hone in on books that you will actually want to read. And most of the new free books will be free for just a day or two at a time, so we are working hard to make sure that you do not miss the ones you want!

Here are a few books that have just gone free by authors who have already proven to be favorites with Kindle Nation readers. Please grab them now if they look interesting to you, because they probably won’t stay free for long!

Important Note: This post is dated Friday, March 30, 2012, and the titles mentioned here may remain free only until midnight PST tonight.

Please note: References to prices on this website refer to prices on the main Amazon.com website for US customers. Prices will vary for readers located outside the US, and even for US customers, prices may change at any time. Always check the price on Amazon before making a purchase.

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4.4 stars – 77 Reviews
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This is book one of the Stacy Justice mystery series–laugh out loud crime fiction with a paranormal twist.
Stacy Justice did not expect to be set on fire that night, but being raised by witches prepares one for life’s little surprises. When her cousin is accused of arson, Stacy is determined to clear her family name–until something cryptic is discovered in the rubble that changes everything. Now, someone wants her dead and she finds herself dodging angry motorists, exploding chickens and a very creepy man lurking in the shadows. As she begins to dig up the past, Stacy learns that even those closest to her have something to hide–and she’s about to discover a destiny she never imagined. Suddenly, she finds herself running from a killer that will stop at nothing to keep a secret.

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Team captain, Steve Davis, is used to being in control, on the ice and in the bedroom. Most women are happy to let him call the shots, but Brooklyn Sykes isn’t most women.
As a criminal defense attorney, Brooklyn has worked hard to overcome the perception that she’s just another well-endowed blonde. She’s tough and tenacious, commanding respect in the courtroom and in her personal life.What will happen when Steve challenges her to surrender to him for one night? Erotic romance novella, intended for adult audiences.
Word count: 30, 738

A fierce competitor, Brooklyn has never been one to back down from a challenge, but who will come out on top in this power struggle?

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Whale Song: School Edition

by Cheryl Kaye Tardif

4.8 stars – 85 Reviews
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Originally published in Canada in 2003 (but never distributed in the U.S.), this moving story features Sarah Richardson, whose family moves from the Montana countryside to Vancouver Island just as she’s about to enter sixth grade. Sarah soon finds that island life suits her perfectly–thanks, especially, to her new best friend, Goldie, whose Native American heritage Sarah finds fascinating, especially the wisdom passed to the girls from Goldie’s grandmother, Nana. Sarah is also intrigued to learn that her marine-biologist father shares a passion with her new Indian friends: killer whales, which the natives revere and her father studies. Life isn’t all native spirituality, however, as Sarah must confront a family tragedy that will change her life forever. Though overly melodramatic in places, Tardif’s story has that perennially crowd-pleasing combination of sweet and sad that so often propels popular commercial fiction, especially coming-of-age stories. Tardif, already a big hit in Canada, may soon be a name to reckon with south of the border.

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The Gypsy Casts a Spell

by Elizabeth McKenna

2.7 stars – 3 Reviews
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Short Story – Vadoma Taits has the “sight” and has seen her own death. On what she thinks is her last day on earth, her cousin stabs a man during the annual autumn fair. In her remaining hours, Vadoma sets out to save him from the gallows. When the village’s Marquis rebuffs her pleas for mercy, she turns to desperate measures.

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4.9 stars – 19 Reviews
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Luna couldn’t stand it anymore, so she escaped Grandfather’s house and sought refuge in the backyard. And that’s where she discovered the mysterious hedge-fence gate…

Step with Luna into Spirithaven, a place between places where vibrant emotions become colorful traveling companions, memories are carefully sculpted–and fears grow into daring realities. There, a dreadful gnome strives to fashion Luna’s unhappiest moods into a prison, but several extraordinary (or at least extraordinarily peculiar) new friends reveal that such places can often be reshaped with perspective.  Sometimes the gloomy, lonely place is truly…
…the shadow in the garden.

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Blinke It Away

by Victoria Landis

4.7 stars – 31 Reviews
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It’s an idyllic day on Oahu until Bess Blinke interrupts a bizarre robbery that ends in homicide. In the following days, she discovers terrible secrets tied to the crime, and her world unravels. When the killer realizes the depth of what she knows and comes after her, she runs, hides, and plots to reveal the truth and expose the brutal force behind several murders.

Lauded for its authentic grasp of the ‘local’ Hawaiian culture, Blinke It Away takes the reader into the everyday bustle of ordinary life in Hawaii and shows the reality far from the staging presented to tourists.

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Kindle Nation Daily Bargain Book Alert! Kathleen Shoop’s Western Romance THE LAST LETTER– 70 Rave Reviews – Now $2.99 on Kindle

The Last Letter

by Kathleen Shoop

4.0 stars – 98 Reviews
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Katherine wouldn’t have believed it if she hadn’t found the letter…

Katherine Arthur’s mother arrives on her doorstep, dying, forcing her to relive a past she wanted to forget. When Katherine was young, the Arthur family had been affluent city dwellers until shame sent them running for the prairie, into the unknown. Taking her family, including young Katherine, to live off the land was the last thing Jeanie Arthur had wanted, but she would do her best to make a go of it. For Jeanie’s husband Frank it had been a world of opportunity. Dreaming, lazy Frank. But, it was a society of uncertainty—a domain of natural disasters, temptation, hatred, even death.

Ten-year-old Katherine had loved her mother fiercely, put her trust in her completely, but when there was no other choice, and Jeanie resorted to extreme measures on the prairie to save her family, she tore Katherine’s world apart. Now, seventeen years later, and far from the homestead, Katherine has found the truth – she has discovered the last letter. After years of anger, can Katherine find it in her heart to understand why her mother made the decisions that changed them all? Can she forgive and finally begin to heal before it’s too late?

Independent Publisher Awards:

  • 2011 Gold Medal, Best Regional Fiction–Midwest

USA “Best Books 2011″ Awards:

  • Winner, Fiction–Western
  • Finalist, Fiction–Historical
  • Finalist, Best New Fiction

National Indie Excellence Book Awards:

  • 2011 Finalist Award–Historical Fiction
  • 2011 Finalist Award–Regional Fiction

International Book Awards:

  • 2011 Finalist Award–Historical Fiction
  • 2011 Finalist Award–Best New Fiction
About The Author

Thank you for reading about me here and for purchasing my novel! I’m married with two children. I’ve been seriously writing for almost a decade although I dabbled much earlier than that! I’ve had short stories published in four Chicken Soup for the Soul books, am a regular contributor to a local magazine, Pittsburgh Parent, and have had essays in local newspapers as well.

I have a PhD in Reading Education and currently work as a Language Arts Coach at a school in Pittsburgh. I work with teachers and their students in grades k-8 and am lucky to learn something new from them every time I walk through their doors.

My first novel, The Last Letter (2011 IPPY Gold Medal–Regional Fiction, Midwest, 2011 Indie Excellence Finalist Award for Historical Fiction and Regional Fiction, 2011 International Book Awards Finalist for Historical Fiction and Best New Fiction), was a fascinating trip through history, punctuated with fictional characters and events. The idea for the story grew from my great-great grandmother’s letters (see My Dear Frank for the complete set of letters!) written during the year of her engagement to Frank Arthur. The beautiful letters are the inspiration for the novel, the seed from which The Last Letter’s characters and their voices grew.

I’ve also written women’s fiction (COMING SOON!) and have written another historical fiction novel (COMING A LITTLE LATER!) set in 1948 in a town not far from Oakmont, PA.

I’m considering revisiting my characters and setting of The Last Letter for a future book, but I hope readers will enjoy the fact I write about varied eras and places and that they will love each book for it’s unique setting and time.

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Kindle Nation Daily Bargain Book Alert: Donna Marie Lanheady’s WHERE SECRETS LIE is Our eBook of the Day at just 99 Cents, or Currently FREE for Amazon Prime Members Via the Kindle Lending Library, and Here’s a Free Sample!

Where Secrets Lie is an exploration of one family’s reliance on secrets, how those secrets affect their relationships and alter the directions their lives take, and where those secrets all began.

Sara is the older of two sisters. Her marriage is in trouble, and she only has herself to blame. Everyday Sara takes a birth control pill even though she and her husband, David, are trying to have a baby. When David finds the pills and confronts her with them, Sara must face her own unresolved guilt about a pregnancy David knows nothing about.

Katie is Sara’s younger sister. Her girlfriend, Emily, is tired of pretending they are just roommates whenever they are around Katie’s parents. After all, they are candid about living together as a couple with everyone else. Enough is enough. Problem is, Katie cannot muster up enough courage to defy her mother’s behavioral boundaries. That is, at least, not openly.

Sara and Katie’s mother, Lee, spends her life deploying secrets in order to protect her loved ones not only from difficult truths, but also from the prejudices they elicit. In spite of the torment her own secret laden past causes her, Lee raises her daughters to repress inconvenient truths.

Set in Colorado, Where Secrets Lie shifts between the unique foothills community of Boulder, the mile high city of Denver, and the majestic Rocky Mountains as it moves from the sisters’ stories to their mother’s story weaving them all together and merging each woman’s past with her present circumstances.

From the Author:

My next novel, Whoever You Are, is a stand alone story, but it features the main characters from Where Secrets Lie and provides insights into how their lives progress.

From the reviewers:

Where Secrets Lie is a quick read. I began it yesterday and finished it today. The quality of the writing and story-telling is solid. Most of the secrets I was able to quickly guess before they were explicitly stated (though one completely surprised me). That is acceptable, as this book is not a mystery. Although the story is compelling, the most valuable aspect of the book is the development of the characters. For a novella, it was well done and in a few short pages, I felt I knew and understood the characters well enough for the scope of the story.  –  William C. Sain

This was a well written story about the secrets that are within a family. Nicely written! — A. Harris

This books is very well written and moves you easily from past to present once you realize that is the intent of the author. The characters are well-thought-out and true-to-life and the story keeps you interested from the beginning. While the ending may seem a bit abrupt, this book is definitely a worthwhile read. I enjoyed reading this novel and look forward to more books by Donna Marie Lanheady. – Dee’s Reading Room

Visit Amazon’s Donna Marie Lanheady Page

My novel is an exploration of one family’s reliance on secrets, how those secrets affect their relationships and alter the directions their lives take, and where those secrets all began.

My next novel, WHOEVER YOU ARE, is a stand alone story, but it features the main characters from WHERE SECRETS LIE and provides insights into how their lives progress.

To learn more about me, find me on Facebook, Goodreads, and Twitter.

And here, in the comfort of your own browser, is your free sample of WHERE SECRETS LIE by Donna Marie Lanheady: