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FREE Books and Chat - Saturday, May 26, 2012

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Posted on May 26, 2012 5:14:32 AM PDT
Ritz says:
Re series: I'm afraid if I buy -actually spend hard cold cash for a book--part two/three of a book, I won't stop; I'll keep on one-clicking and by gob-smacked when I get my credit card bill. I need WON'T power :) Though $2.99 is cheaper than a movie....(I think there are better series than Target: Earth, though the set-up is different/interesting.)
@isanythingopen: just want to thank you for your posts; we have somewhat similar tastes. My favorite genre remains 'end of the world, now what' type of books. Zombies okay as long as they don't figure prominently. Finally thanks to all the posters expanded my genre to include some horror, like Scott Nicholson. "The Harvest" was "horror-light", kind of like "cozy mysteries". I read mainly to escape, not to think so much. PS: saw a deer walking away from me, a cool bird (black body, red tip wings) and what I feared was a stray cat. Have nice day

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2012 5:18:11 AM PDT
Cindy V says:
I'm in Michigan, and I have no luck with roses, even though I do fine with most other flowers. Thanks for the tip. I'll write it in my garden notebook.

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2012 5:21:07 AM PDT
Arieswoman says:
I am in Michigan also. I have a rose bush that was here when I moved in 26 years ago! I just dust it and prune it back in the fall. Beautiful pink roses!

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2012 5:29:35 AM PDT
Cindy V says:
I see gorgeous rosebushes by the older houses, but mine never look like those do. My guess is that tbey are an older species, and the ones I buy are not as tough. I've been trying to grow a great looking rosebush for at least twenty five years. It may be time to give up!

Posted on May 26, 2012 5:36:46 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 26, 2012 5:37:17 AM PDT
Kay says:
Good Morning,
thanks babel, Cinder and RandOR!

In Full Bloom: Sequel to 'The Crying Rose'--The Crying Rose was free just a few weeks ago...
Psychiatric therapist, Dr. Mark Stevens, now finds himself on the threshold of Sami Carters' world. Momentarily, his jubilation over the success of securing her trust, that enabled her to face the content of the mysterious package, is shattered by the recall of the facts gained about her past over the last 24 hours. His detective mode is kicks into high gear. Fully aware that he has barely scraped the surface of her fractured spirit, he formulates a plan of treatment. Determination and single-minded purpose descend upon him to uncover and reassemble the pieces of her tortured soul.

I also picked up The Axeman's Jazz (The Skip Langdon Series).

My thoughts and prayers are going out to Reader.

etc: link

Posted on May 26, 2012 5:41:39 AM PDT
 nospin  says:
The Axeman's Jazz (The Skip Langdon Series)
2nd book in the series

It's a steamy August in New Orleans and a murderer has borrowed the name of the Axeman, a serial killer who roamed the city in 1919. The modern-day Axeman has strangled a young woman and stabbed an elderly man, beside whose body a teddy bear is found. The letter "A" is scrawled near both corpses in lipstick and in blood. Both victims, it develops, were members of 12-point recovery programs modeled on Alcoholics Anonymous; the killer may be using the groups' anonymity as a shield.

A most appealing heroine, social-misfit Skip Langdon, is now a homicide detective assigned to the Axeman team. Risking her life, Skip must get close to suspects, among them beautiful but ditzy Di, a New Era devotee; the very angry Alex, "a walking testosterone bomb" who writes self-help books; Sonny Gerard, a stressed-out second-year medical student; and Missy, Sonny's overmothering girlfriend. As Skip threads her fascinated way from one self-help group to another, she finds she has more in common with the twelve-steppers than just the murder. And she knows what they do not: that among their anonymous numbers is a deadly murderous, and dangerously attractive -- psychopath....

Posted on May 26, 2012 5:50:38 AM PDT
babel says:
Just checking in before I have to go off to work. Kinlib: no further updates. eReaderIQ: last update 2:40 am, still at 723. I'll check in periodically from work.

Have a great day browsing, all you free book ninjas. :)

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2012 5:55:14 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 26, 2012 6:02:15 AM PDT
Thanks Ketta. I had the other 3 and would have missed Hidden in the Shadows.

Thank you babel and Cinder for the start this morning.
Thank you everyone for your links.

Sorry, wrong name first time around.

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2012 5:55:30 AM PDT
 nospin  says:
don't work too hard babel.
We'll try to hold the fort while you are gone.

Posted on May 26, 2012 6:03:52 AM PDT
Good Saturday morning everyone
Just wanted to share my pick of the morning (i am sure that it wil be the first of many lol)
Devil Moon: A Mystic Romance - seems like a cute and lighthearted read


Posted on May 26, 2012 6:24:42 AM PDT
Good morning everyone. Thank you babel and Cinder for starting us off. My picks:

Sister of Silence - An amazing true-crime story that unfolds faster than you can keep up, and leaves you longing for more, when you turn the final page. Raped at thirteen, she was forced into a shotgun wedding after her high school was featured on national television for having the highest number of pregnant teens in the U.S. But then Daleen Berry found herself married to a coal miner who kept her barefoot and pregnant. By age twenty-one she had four children. Sister of Silence is the amazing story of her personal journey: how she went from being a teen mom to an award-winning journalist determined to break the silence that shatters women and children's lives.

My Way Home - For over twenty years, Cammy Coleman dreamt of visiting the beautiful island of St. Gabriel. Filled with history and tradition, it's surrounded by the brilliant northern waters of Lake Brigade. Charming old buildings line its main street, and grand homes, cottages, gardens and woods complete the picture-perfect landscape. Life has never allowed Cammy to make the trip to St. Gabe, but she's been content to be a homemaker, mother, and wife to her husband of twenty-five years, tucking away her dreams for someday.

But when the husband Cammy adores asks for a divorce, she's devastated; the last thing she wants to do is leave the safety and solitude of her home. Her well-meaning friends, however, have something else in mind. Hoping to distract her from her grief, they convince Cammy to go with them on a week-long retreat to St. Gabriel. Cammy grudgingly agrees, but finds herself immediately drawn to the island and an abandoned lodge in a way that opens up the possibilities of a new life, new loves and finding her way home.

Bone Dry (Blanco County Mysteries) - A drought has made it open season on the area's thirsty cedar trees, and brush-cutters Emmett Slaton, a 75-year-old rancher, and Sal Mameli, an ex-mafioso in the witness protection program (whose repeated use of "dis," "dat" and "fuhget about it" wears after a while), compete for the business. When a potential buy-out goes sour, Mameli kills Slaton, then sends his son, Vince, to hide the body. Meanwhile, curvaceous eco-activist Inga Mueller has come to Texas to protest hunting and the destruction of the cedar breaks that are home to the endangered red-necked sapsucker. Her unorthodox methods bring her to the attention of game warden John Marlin, who has enough on his hands helping the sheriff look into the shooting of hunter Bert Gammel. Not surprisingly, though, Marlin finds time for Inga. When the chief suspect in Gammel's murder takes a hostage and holes up in the Blanco County jail, it seems nothing more can go wrong. But it does. (This makes three in this series for me.)

Hidden in the Shadows - Even the good guys sometimes have secrets they don't want revealed to the rest of the world....

For thirty years, Wyatt Dixon had worn a badge. Sworn to protect and serve, he'd done just that for the people of Olman County, Indiana. He'd even sacrificed his first marriage on the altar of the office of Sheriff. But then the blackmail letter came... And everything he'd worked so hard to build threatened to crumble around him.

Wyatt wasn't the only one to receive a letter, either...

Fighting a deep attraction to a woman he should know better than to become involved with, Wyatt's professional frustration also grows as the investigation is thwarted at every turn by a master extortionist who has the citizens of Olman County, Indiana, in an uproar. With decisions to make that will affect his life and the sheriff's department for a long time to come, Wyatt has to choose - to reach for personal happiness and risk it all, or to walk away from what could be his soul mate. (Another in this series for me. I'm only missing one now.)

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2012 6:28:00 AM PDT
Thanks babel for posting The Axeman's Jazz (The Skip Langdon Series). I have the second book and missed this in my search.

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2012 6:30:41 AM PDT
Cindy have you tried Knockout roses? They are super easy to take care of. I have two and the bloom like crazy with no work.

Posted on May 26, 2012 6:53:48 AM PDT
Destiny says:
Good morning everyone :)
Grey here, but maybe the sun will come over the ridge soon and brighten up our world.

Thanks Babel, Cinder, RandOr for launching the thread.
My head is overfull of all the things talked about on yesterday's thread..I need to do a 'delete of my mind' and start new.

Posted on May 26, 2012 7:15:22 AM PDT
AuntOh says:
Happy Holiday Weekend!

The Icarus Void (sci-fi)
I am Cara (futuristic)
Jigsaw Soul (horror)
Vallar (sci-fi)
Soldier of Rome: The Legionary (The Artorian Chronicles - Part One) (hist fic. Off of my wish list!)
Hidden in the Shadows (mystery. Another one off of my wish list!)

Have a great day, everyone!

Posted on May 26, 2012 7:15:52 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 26, 2012 7:31:09 AM PDT
N. Podaci says:
Good Morning,
After several days of not finding much on my own, and only clicking on other people's links, I found some on my own:

BALLS & STRIKES A novel - As the Congressional Hearings on Steroid Use in Major League Baseball approach, one-time heralded Major League Baseball prodigy Kingston Lowell is released from prison seeking to renew his life. But in order to grasp his future, he must first come to terms with his past; and confront a brother who is attempting to understand, a mother torn between loyalties to both husband and son and a father who turned his back on him so many years ago. His search takes him from the Alabama of his youth to the plains of Kansas and a series of events that will forever shape his life.

Charlatan's Web Police Procedural -- Some of you may not be able to get past the cover ;-)

Mr. Awkward a short book of comics (mostly one-panel) by the author of "The Dirty Parts of the Bible"

The Lives of Ghosts A woman returns to the scene of a traumatic event that occurred in her childhood to confront the ghosts that have haunted her for 25 years. In a story told in alternate chapters by the adult and the twelve year old Liberty Fuller, we follow her on her journey back to the eerie Scottish loch house where the culmination of a series of terrible events took place.

The City of Refuge Historical Fiction - Ancient Egypt

Posted on May 26, 2012 7:19:28 AM PDT
N. Podaci says:
The June 21 discussion book is The Dog Walker (9.99 Now)

Thank you to the participants in the voting and nomination.
Thank you to everyone who stopped by for our discussion of "How Not to Run a B&B."

Reminder: The next discussion will be on Thursday June 7 The Philanthropist's Danse (2.99 Now)

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2012 8:03:35 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 26, 2012 8:07:55 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
Hello all and thanks for getting us started Babel and co.

@N. Podaci - unfortunately I missed picking up "The Dog Walker" when it was free and therefore clicked the link in your post to see the subject matter - would love to have "bought" it but when I clicked the link it came up and said "Not currently available", not sure if that is for everyone or only those of us who live in Europe. Oh well I will just have to put it on my wishlist.

ETA - Because it is not currently available I find I cant put it on my wish list nor on eReader "Kindle Price Drops" nor "Now on Kindle" - that has made me even more upset :-(

Posted on May 26, 2012 8:12:08 AM PDT
FatKats says:
Good Morning All,

A Grave in the Vegetable Garden
Krystal McKinnon is good at keeping secrets. But when she hatches a desperate plan that has her digging a grave in her vegetable garden to protect her young daughter, she finds some secrets are too big to bury. Now she must answer to the law and her mother. As if that isn't enough, nature itself seems to be aligned against her. Just when Krystal finally embraces the untidy truth and accepts the consequences of her murderous actions, she must confront a ghost from the past who's even better at deceit than she is. And he has a score to settle.

Posted on May 26, 2012 8:20:59 AM PDT
Edge of Betrayal (The New Caporesso Chronicles, Book I) (medieval type)
The Cynningwydd: The King of the Wood (historical, Middle Ages)
Trevor the Burping, Farting Goblin (YA?, humor)

Science Fiction
Que Sera Serees: What Will Be, Serees?
Hunter's Moon (Cretaceous Station) (book 2, dinosaurs)
The Pleasure Tube
TROPHY: RESCUE (The Trophy Saga) (book 2, time travel to prevent the extinction of the human race)

Historical Fiction
Soldier of Rome: The Legionary (The Artorian Chronicles - Part One) (Rome, 9 AD)

Erosan's Tears (The Raelyn Chronicles) (historical, fantasy?)

Limbo's Child (Book One of The Dead Things Series) (suspense, contemporary)

Posted on May 26, 2012 8:22:21 AM PDT
Circles of Mercy (occult)
Relic of the Damned: The Coming (book 1, occult?)
Relic of the Damned: Carpe Noctem (book 2)

Posted on May 26, 2012 8:23:26 AM PDT
Michael Dee says:
Nothing today. Maybe that's a good thing. Too many free books to catch up on right now. We grab a lot of freebies from this forum, how long does it take you to read through them all? Or do you?

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2012 8:31:14 AM PDT
I've been reading almost nothing except the freebies since Jan.
Depending on the length and what needs to get done around here, I can enjoy about 3 a week. I aim for 200 pgs when I'm downloading for myself.

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2012 8:39:24 AM PDT
Michael Dee says:
I get through about two a week so you're slightly ahead of me. I try to stick to shorter titles as well, that way I get quantity as well as (hopefully) quality. I told myself I wasn't going to come back to the forum until I was safely caught up. I've discovered some pretty good titles on this forum though, I even reviewed a couple.

Posted on May 26, 2012 8:40:32 AM PDT
Rose Red says:
Thank you babel and Cinder for starting us off today.

We have another beautiful day here in the mountains of East Tennessee.

@Emerald Coast, You are such a thoughtful person for buying a kindle for the little boy.

@beckygardens, Happy Belated Anniversary!! I love your new profile picture.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Saturday.

I am going later today to check out Roku's. I decided to get the Roku - 2 XS for the LR and the Roku - 2 XD for the bedroom.

Our blu-ray in the family room plays netflix and amazon prime. I showed my hubby all of the movies he can get and now I will have to get myself the Roku's because I will never get to see any of the movies I like on that tv. He likes action movies with the sound turned up as far as it will go on his sound system.

Off to look for books. I am tying not to take any more series books if I haven't already started the series unless I really love, love the topic. What happened to just single books?
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