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Posted on Apr 28, 2012 3:21:54 AM PDT
Ava*Maria says:
When Pigs Fly-Retired cop Mack Durgin used to bust perpetrators in Massachusetts, but now he's widowed and living in Arizona. When a FedEx driver drops off an urn filled with his friend's ashes at his front door, Mack reluctantly knows he must fulfill George Ashe's final wish: to have his remains spread over the Grand Canyon. But Mack has no clue what lies hidden within the urn besides his friend's ashes. On his journey through the desert, Mack meets the entrancing Calliope Vrattos, a former waitress in a bar that holds Elvis impersonation contests. Diet Cola is an ex-con who loves greasy food, but more than anything else, he desperately wants what he hid in the urn. Cola hooks up with a pair of loony housebreakers, a bald Elvis impersonator, and a dopehead with an outline of his brain tattooed on his skull. With a bit of luck and a lot of junk food, they trace Mack to the little town of Pincushion, Arizona. George Ashe may not be alive, but his remains are having the adventure of a lifetime. As Mack encounters one crazed character after another in his quest to fulfill his friend's last wish, he realizes that life is a gamble and that pigs really do fly.

Beast of the Field-Based on a true story.

In 1920's Kansas, the mangled body of champion buggy racer Tommy Donnan has been discovered beneath his carriage, dragged to his death by his own horse. His twelve-year-old sister, Millie, does not believe his death was an accident. She wants to know the truth behind the night Tommy died. But with her mother given over to grief, her father to fate, and her only surviving brother, Junior, a shell of himself since returning from The Great War, Millie will have to seek this truth alone.

Enter Charlie Sterno: the grim, glum, hard-drinking Pinkerton detective with a nose for murder. He lets himself get too close to Millie, so close that the case becomes personal. It is then up to the young girl and the outsider to negotiate the murderous Klan underbelly of small-town America to find justice.

But Tommy's killer may be closer than Millie would have ever believed. And the solemn promise she made to her brother never to reveal his last secret to anyone means Sterno will have to get to the truth the hard way.

The hardest way.

Unaccounted For-Southeast Michigan, present day. The auto companies are sinking faster than an SUV off Luna Pier, and the job scene is the worst in America. But ever since his father hired on at flourishing Wolverine Motors, Milo Shoemaker feels like a winner. Doesn't Wolverine make the best fire engines in the world? Their workers must be doing something right.
Then his dad drives over a cliff in the fog. Someone robs their house during the funeral. Did his father die by accident--or did his past catch up with him? To find out, Milo passes up college to take a job at Wolverine, where he uncovers dangerous truths about business, heroes, and the boss's daughter. Maybe some secrets should remain... unaccounted for.

The Space Between-Two years after the sudden death of his fiancé, up-and-coming musician Isaac Owens is still grieving, haunted by memories of his tragic loss. Fresh off a world-tour, Isaac decides to seek solitude in the woods of South Georgia where he has recently inherited a house. It soon becomes apparent he isn't alone there after all. As he delves deeper into the mystery surrounding his inheritance, Isaac is drawn into its secrets whose only key to unlocking them lies behind a door that shouldn't be.

Weaving the past with the present, he finds himself falling in love with a woman trapped in a time long before his own. When he realizes his new love is in danger, Isaac must decide whether to leave history alone or succumb to a fate he might not survive.

Spirit Horses-In the hills of Tennessee, Shane Carson, a gifted, nationally-recognized horseman, is living the good life. When a mysterious mustang shows up on his farm, Shane doesn't know how-or why-the horse appeared, but the horse's distinctive brand identifies her. She is one of the Spirit Horses, a rare, wild herd that runs free on the Shoshone reservation in Wyoming. Watched over for centuries in the tribe's ancestral valleys, these exquisite horses, according to belief, provide a link to the afterlife.

When tragedy strikes in his life, Shane nearly loses his will to live-but for one promise he made to his young son: to return the mustang to her rightful home.

On this bittersweet journey, Shane finds a world where tradition reigns, and ancient beliefs transcend modern logic. In this magnificent expanse of blue sky and wide open spaces, love is alive, but hate, intolerance, and greed threaten to close in.

To make good on his vow, Shane must face the danger that threatens these horses, the tribe's legacy, and his destiny.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 28, 2012 3:23:58 AM PDT
Wishes says:
when you take a look inside that pozoles book there are three other books mentioned as written by this author but do not seem to be linked here on amazon

curious... you are probably right about where the author got the recipes :(

Posted on Apr 28, 2012 3:26:13 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 28, 2012 3:27:31 AM PDT
babel says:
Here's a children's/YA mystery that looks fun:

Take the Hardy Boys and mix it together with Ancient Egypt. 11-year-old Zet is in charge of his father's pottery stall - now that his father has gone to fight the Hyksos. One day, a thief runs through the marketplace with guards in hot pursuit. Zet learns there's a reward for capturing the thief and turning him in. What better way to make a few extra copper deben?

ETF: link

Posted on Apr 28, 2012 3:28:49 AM PDT
Thanks for the start, Babel, and Cinder, thanks for winging. Good morning, Grandma and thanks for taking so much of your time to review cookbooks for all of us.

Good morning to everyone else who is starting their day searching for free books! We Ninja book freeloaders are wonderful people.

I haven't made it to bed yet, and usually like to read for an hour or two before sleeping, but since it took me forever to catch up on Friday's thread, I think I will skip my Kindle reading tonight/tomorrow. I'm on EDT, so it's 6:30 am here.
Have a great Saturday and I will check back later today.


Posted on Apr 28, 2012 3:33:18 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 28, 2012 3:36:43 AM PDT
B J, just a quick response to your question regarding accessing your K4PC/K4PC2 and the child's Fire. I posted at the end of Friday's thread, but since it was so late, er - early this morning, I thought you probably missed it.

B J, she will see all the books in the cloud on the Kindle Fire. She can then choose to d/l to the device and save to favorites. Also, every book you buy will show up on the carousel. If she isn't interested in them, she needs to longpress the book, a pop up will come up giving option to save to favorites, remove from carousel, or remove from device. She won't be able to access your
K4PC or K4PC2 as these will only display on the pc that the app is on. BTW, you will have to download the same Kindle app to both PCs and then you determine which one is K4PC2 and what you want to send to it.

Hope this helps.


edited for spelling

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 28, 2012 3:39:46 AM PDT
Tyger0902 says:

I'm the same way. Last two days I've been going to bed at 8 am because I've read before bed. Of course now my days and nights are mixed up and will probably be intermittently until Oct when it cools down. My family doesn't call me the vampire of the family for nothing. Summer is worse because straight through the heat I go to bed when the sun comes up and I function after 8 pm.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 28, 2012 3:49:02 AM PDT
Grandma says:
@Wishes - review is submitted. I have one of those other books. Almost reviewed it yesterday.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 28, 2012 3:49:39 AM PDT
Grandma says:
@Wishes - I believe that How to Make Authentic Pozole Recipes may be lifted from Los Barrios Family Cookbook: Tex-Mex Recipes from the Heart of San Antonio as that name keeps popping up when I search for various bits of text. Some of this is extremely well written, but then you get to things like this -

This is a simple preparing of pork pozole soup that

the pork pozole is ready to serve in bowls and enjoy. If you are unsure of how much of ingredients and seasonings to use then below is basic measurements for our simple pork pozole recipe discussion.

Posted on Apr 28, 2012 3:49:44 AM PDT
babel says:
The sun is up. I need to go to bed. Happy browsing, everyone. I'll be back later to update the OP, if any updates come through. AFK

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 28, 2012 3:54:05 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 28, 2012 3:58:09 AM PDT

I've always been a night owl and loved to read before bed, but also never can make myself just read a chapter or two. When I was still working, I usually slept 3 to 4 hours a night.
Now that I'm retired, I feel like I can indulge myself and sleep all day if I want to. Most of the time I still only get 4-6 hours of sleep. Either the phone starts ringing, or I have a doctor appointment or something. I do hate to waste too many of the daylight hours when I should be getting in some yardwork, sewing or crafts, which I promised myself I would start again after retiring. Now, I spend too much time on the computer, watching TV and reading. Lol.

My family thinks I'm crazy. Oh, well, I've raised two children, spend a lot of time babysitting my grandchildren, and worked for quite a few years, so I think I can do as I wish.


Good night.

Posted on Apr 28, 2012 4:02:30 AM PDT
Ava*Maria says:
Breath of Air (The Dryad Quartet)-Her name was Capri, and she was Air. She was born with a gift she didn't understand. A gift so strange, so remarkable that she had kept it secret for as long as she could remember, despising that it made her different when all she wanted was to be normal, to belong. As an orphan, belonging to someone, anyone, would have been an incredible blessing, one she would have given up all that she had just to get a taste of. But the truth was that she didn't belong in the orphanage in Virginia, or even in the United States. In fact, she didn't belong with human beings at all. Because she wasn't one of them, not really. She was something much more extraordinary. She could shift the direction of the wind, create billowing clouds out of nothing, and charm birds into dancing on her open palm. She belonged to an elite group of beings, responsible for preserving the balance of nature and the safety of Earth from an underworld that deserved to be feared, and needed to be controlled. And after years of being lost, she had at last been found, and now the truth of how she had ended up so far from home was becoming horribly clear to her. But there's someone who doesn't want her to return; someone who knows Capri was the only witness to an act of heinous treason and violent murder. And when she begins to search her memories for details of the night she was taken from her home, details that will implicate a killer, she finds herself the unwary target of an otherworldly dark force intent on silencing her by any means possible.

Djinnx'd (The Tamar Black Saga)-The first book in the Tamar Black Saga.

"Your wish is my command ..."

What would you wish for if you were offered three wishes?
When poor little rich girl, Tamar, found a dirty old bottle in the river and released an ancient and powerful Djinn, she decided to go for the big one, the wish to end all wishes.

Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time...

Djinnx'd ...

... or Jinxed by a genie, which is what happens to Tamar when she is tricked into taking the genie's place in the bottle.

Good - in that she now has phenomenal cosmic power

Bad - in that she is now the slave of the bottle for the next several eternities.

But eternity is cut short when she meets Denny.

At first he seems just the latest in a long line of human masters, but it soon becomes apparent that he is no ordinary master when he declares his intention to set Tamar free from her bondage - no matter what the cost.

He has no idea what he's let himself in for.

Witches, mermaids, houri's a homicidal Djinn and a mad forest god with a superiority complex and that's not the half of it...

What can kill a Djinn?

If Denny can't answer this question in time then it will all have been for nothing.

This is a lighthearted comic fantasy in which a lot of ridiculous things happen, but the characters always remain real. Or as real as a five thousand year old Djinn can be.
A cross between the Halliwell sisters (Charmed) and Lara Croft, Tamar Black has a dark side to her nature that Denny (a slacker since before there was a word for it) has to teach her to rein in before can set her loose on the world. Or who knows what she might do.

A WOMAN SO SMALL (Perfect Anguish)-Life is not always what we want it to be, and it isn't always fair. Buddy and Darlene find each other as teenagers, quickly fall in love and start their fairy tale life together. It isn't until their second daughter, Jill finds love that they are all forced to realize that not all good things stay good, or last forever. Love, promises,'re lucky if you get to truly experience them.....not so lucky if they are all taken with no promise of a return. When Jill is forced to face herself and her decisions, she is also presented with the judgments that are so easily placed on those who are least equipped to handle them. The only thing left to do is to go on....maybe not gracefully; certainly not easily.

Frail Blood-This outstanding manuscript begins in 1909 northern California, where Alma Bentley has murdered her boss and lover, Joe Machado. Enter the famed attorney, Malachi Rivers, who must defend this uneducated, naïve and clearly guilty woman. The trial is watched carefully by Emma Knight, an heiress who is determined to make her own way as a newspaperwoman and to whom Alma has confided the truth behind the murder. As love grows between Emma and Malachi, the two become partners in their efforts to save Alma from herself and from the biased hand of the law. The trial unfolds while the truth behind Malachi's family is unveiled, offering up two parallel and engaging mysteries. The characters and setting come to life through effective and creative dialogue, while the trial provides a unrelenting narrative tension. Don't be surprised if you finish it in one sitting.

Redemption-Five days. He could have five days of Cassidy and her world. He would find a way to make that enough...

How do you keep going after the one person you always believed you were meant to be with forever gives their heart to someone else? Bryan Roemer never thought he'd have to answer that question; but after losing the woman he loved to another man, he is faced with a new reality. Meeting Mara-exotic, beautiful, sexy-on the flight back to California provided him with a welcome distraction to take his mind off his pain. Still, days are a blur. His nights are spent drowning in memories. At his lowest moment, his friends, Nick Flaherty and Carrie Mayer, summon him back east to photograph their wedding. Reluctantly, he goes. Six months have changed Bryan. And when he arrives, the rest of the Circle find that he hasn't come alone. Something dark and sinister has come with him. Something that is determined to keep him at all costs. But waiting there for Bryan is a second that just might save his life.

"Pursuit is brilliantly engrossing page after page...It recaptures the plot and twists similar to the supernatural thriller movie which featured Matt Damon: `The Adjustment Bureau'." - The Christian Watchman

"Pursuit is a romantic thriller with a heavenly touch." - Organic

"Pursuit is a fun and pleasurable read-in both the Christian and mainstream markets!" - Article News online

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 28, 2012 4:07:09 AM PDT
seedtosalad says:
Thanks for the replies. I did see a link to ereaderiq and followed that, now I am beginning to understand the scope of making choices for the free books. Wonderful resource, many thanks as I am a voracious (but frugal) reader. Have a great day.

Posted on Apr 28, 2012 4:22:09 AM PDT
Ann de Vries says:
O/T : I tried to buy a book at Audibles, but I couldn't unless I took out a membership subscription. I did search FAQs, but couldn't find a way to get Audible books on Amazon without an Audibles subscription. I checked on iTunes and was able to get the book; surprisingly, it was from Audibles. It seems odd that I can buy an individual Audibles book on iTunes, but can't do it on Amazon's own site. I wondered if I was doing something wrong or was just misunderstanding the Audibles information. Does anyone here know anything about purchasing Audible books? Thanks.

Posted on Apr 28, 2012 4:28:54 AM PDT
Grandma says:
NEW: Family Favorite Cookies


America's Most Delicious Recipes-desserts

America's Most Delicious Recipes-Cakes

Super Indian Dessert Recipes

25 Fast & Simple Recipes for Chicken Italian Dishes You'll Love (Fast & Simple Chicken Recipes Cookbook Collection)


How To Forage For Free Food - Let's Get Foraging (Foraging Free Food Series)

50 Quick and Easy Hamburger Recipes

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 28, 2012 4:29:25 AM PDT
T. Scanlon says:

I have an Audible account, but I do not subscribe to a paying plan, just get freebies or cheapies when they arise. Just sign up with Amazon details but not to individual payment plan. Hope this helps.


In reply to an earlier post on Apr 28, 2012 4:33:00 AM PDT
Ann de Vries says:
Thanks, Therese. I must have misread the information.

Posted on Apr 28, 2012 4:35:19 AM PDT
pruney toes says:
Grandma: Do you remember the TV show "Father Knows Best"? Maybe you should use "Grandma Knows Best".

Posted on Apr 28, 2012 4:37:47 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 28, 2012 4:48:08 AM PDT
Ava*Maria says:
Rarity from the Hollow-'Lacy Dawn's father relives the Gulf War, her mother has lost her teeth, and her best friend is killed by her own father. Life in The Hollow in West Virginia isn't great. But Lacy Dawn has one advantage-she's been befrended by a semi-organic semi-robot (DotCom, alias Buddy) who works with her to 'cure' her parents. Buddy wants something in exchange, though. It's up to Lacy Dawn to save the universe.' -Books for a Buck

'Imagine Wizard of Oz and Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy smashed together and taking place in a hollow in the hills of West Virginia.' -Adicus Ryan Garton, Editor, AtomJack

'quirky, profane, disturbing.' -Missouri Review

The Gift of Stoppage Time-In this heartbreakingly inspirational tale, a down-on-his-luck former town hero must scramble to set up a soccer game for his beloved mentor and friend on the last night of his life.

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Wanderer-Three years have passed since the television stations have gone off the air, and the earth is now a desolate wasteland full of scavengers and "them". One man lives alone in his home, built into a safe haven, fighting for survival. But when an unforeseen accident forces him out into the unknown landscape, with the scavengers on his trail, it becomes a desperate struggle to stay alive.(Did I post this one earlier? Typing with one eye closed here....)

A Pound Of Flesh (A Robert Young of Newbiggin Mystery)-Edinburgh 1745.
Deep beneath the rain soaked and wind scoured streets of the city a foul crime committed in the dead of night leaves two horribly mutilated corpses lying in a dank cellar. A bankrupt young nobleman with an addiction to the twin vices of gambling and loose women stands accused of the horrific double murder and all the evidence seems to point towards his guilt. In desperation his lawyer turns to the one man in Edinburgh who can save him from the hangman's noose.
Robert Young of Newbiggin.
He is aA young man who has earned a reputation amongst the city's legal fraternity for being the one person who can root out the truth by venturing into the capital's criminal underbelly. His investigation leads from the elegant drawing rooms of Edinburgh's high society to the grim hovels of the lowest alehouses in the city.
But as more bodies are discovered Robert Young is forced to confront the possibility that his client may actually be guilty!

Wookiwoo-Wookiwoo is a delightful, heartwarming story of a bird, and a boy with a never ending friendship and love that endures through the ages. "Wookiwoo will be shared throughout the years, and enjoyed and cherished by all who have the opportunity to read this book." ~Carolyn Hopkins, OC Public Libraries

Enter Sandman-Every town has their history, their legends.

For Eric and his friends it is no different. Bored one cold winter night and without much thought, they decide to fill their time by going to 'the wall' and testing the town legend.

The legend of the Sandman:

Sign your name on the wall and the Sandman will come for you. You will have three choices: Sacrifice yourself...sacrifice a loved one...or he will take both.

Just Desserts: Delicious Dessert Recipes from a Southern Family (The Perfect Hostess)-Tired of the same old dessert recipes? Looking for some authentic, delicious desserts that you and your guests will love?

The Perfect Hostess brings to you this delectable collection of dessert recipes from a real southern family that loves to entertain.

I have to warn you though, some of these recipes are family secrets and can't be shared with anyone. So, download your copy of "Just Desserts" by clicking the button above, but keep these dessert recipes to yourself - your guests will adore you.

ETA: ASIN...........I think.

Posted on Apr 28, 2012 4:46:14 AM PDT
I got When Pigs Fly last year and read it in a single sitting, I seem to remember. Quite well-written, despite a few flaws, sort of a "I want to write like Carl Hiaasen only in the desert" kind of thing so if you like his writing you may give it a try.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 28, 2012 5:06:23 AM PDT
Ava*Maria says:
Thank you Northern. It's not one I thought I'd like, I posted it for others who might. Now I went back and picked it up based on your observation. :-)

Posted on Apr 28, 2012 5:13:29 AM PDT
Denise Long says:
Good morning everyone!

Four picks today:

Vegetable Container Gardening: 11 Simple Steps & Secrets To Healthy Harvests From Small Spaces
The Tutor (House of Lords)
Frail Blood
Crochet Rag Rugs Basic Pattern Collection (How to Make a Rag Rug)

Posted on Apr 28, 2012 5:15:21 AM PDT
Morning all. I just finished up a batch of donuts with cinnamon sugar topping. Mmmm.. fried food:)

I was up at 5:30 this morning! grrrr. I like to sleep in, but at least kinlib is back up and running:)

Posted on Apr 28, 2012 5:23:05 AM PDT
Good weekend morning, y'all -

I posted this last night, but here it is again for roomies who don't follow threads too closely during the week

To find loaned books, go to Manage Your Kindle.
Click on Pending Deliveries.
Scroll down to Pending gifts. Then to Gift Orders.
You should be able to see what you have loaned and to whom.
I believe there is a clickable link there and you can also send a reminder.
I don't think that there is any time limit to see it or remind.

I wish I could help more, but I don't have any books out on loan right now, so cannot explain it better.


Posted on Apr 28, 2012 5:40:07 AM PDT
Thank you babel and Cinder.
Good morning everyone

Before I go milk the goats, here are my first round picks:

Kids/YA (10+)
The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New Orleans (The Big Apple Posse Trilogy) (book 2, fiction, adventure)
Ghost Leopard (A Zoe & Zak Adventure #1) (approx. 6th grade, adventure, fantasy)
The Traz: School Edition (BackTracker series) (thriller, dealing with gangs and drugs)
Harper Madigan: Junior High Private Eye (mystery)
MYSTERY OF THE EGYPTIAN SCROLL (Secret Agent Zet) (ancient Egypt, adventure)
THE "OLD" ADVENTURES OF HAILEY AND JARED (short stories, spooky)

The Ruins of Evermore (magic, scifi)
Birth of the Flame (Prophecies of Belvan: Birth of the Flame)
The Lightning Caller (elemental and combat mages, prophecy)
Djinnx'd (The Tamar Black Saga) (genie in a lamp)

Posted on Apr 28, 2012 5:53:01 AM PDT
N. Podaci says:
I'm reading this now and it's pretty good. There is a lot of discussion of both western and Chinese medicine. Some of it gets pretty specific and I have to skim over those parts; I hope I don't miss something that I need.
The God Complex
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