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FREE Books and Chat - Wednesday, May 16, 2012

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In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2012 12:51:16 PM PDT
Mieko* says:
Welcome Lynne..hope to see you posting here often :)


In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2012 12:52:08 PM PDT
Deena says:
<I LMAO at the "Norway is the new Scotland" - I am Norwegian and married to a Scot>

That's funny, Northern! From the chronological order of the books, I guess the two free today can be read without the others first?

Loving the Norseman (The Hansen Series)
Loving the Knight (The Hansen Series)

Well, I just jumped on the bandwagon with the rest of you and grabbed these two!

Posted on May 16, 2012 12:58:33 PM PDT
Mieko* says:
Deena Wooo hooo...those look good. I will click them. Thanks.


Posted on May 16, 2012 1:00:26 PM PDT
MamaSylvia says:
Computer stuff is HERE so I'll be offline until the new one is set up! Wheeeee!

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2012 1:02:06 PM PDT
Deena says:
Micki, I just looked at the description pages of both and realized they ARE the first two in the series. I think I misread before. They do look good!

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2012 1:02:46 PM PDT
Suze says:
@ bethcross

Thanks for mentioning The Pale Boy by Theresa Weir. It Is short, but good! I have read her 1st memoir and have other novels waiting TBR as they showed up for free. She's a good writer!

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2012 1:04:57 PM PDT
@Ketta- I pretty much have decided not to sell it. It did come back just fine... been reading on it all morning. FWIW, it is the wifi one without special offers, however while I was looking on amazon I found somewhere to turn special offers on and off.

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2012 1:22:47 PM PDT
Rosie says:
Oh please tell me how to turn special offers off.

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2012 1:24:28 PM PDT
Moggy K says:
I think you have to pay the difference to get the special offers turned off if you bought the cheaper one with the special offers. At least that is how I understood it to work.

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2012 1:30:03 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 16, 2012 1:37:19 PM PDT
OK here goes. Keep in mind that my KK was pre-special offers. I don't know if this same thing works on the kindles that are sold as special offers... but go to my account, manage my kindle, then look where it shows your kindle... across the top of that there are different headings... one of those being special offers. Currently I am unsubscribed, but earlier I subscribed to see what it was like... it says next time kindle is connected to wifi it will be updated. I decided I didn't like that so I went and unsubscribed connected to wifi and it was gone, hope this helps!

ETA sorry didn't realize it cost extra to turn it off. I would turn it on if I could get a $40 GC! Lol

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2012 1:30:14 PM PDT
Rosie says:
Yeah, I figured it out. I'll keep the special offers. Its not worth $40 to me.

Posted on May 16, 2012 1:37:05 PM PDT
Moggy K says:
Shadow of the Sun (Timeless #1)
Gabriella's past is a mystery, but that never stopped her from achieving her goals. As a Supernatural Specialist, and far more intelligent than anyone her age, she was always ignored by her peers. Because of the isolation she always felt, she put her life and soul into her job. Being a Supernatural Specialist hasn't given her the divine intervention she always longed for, until one day a shipment arrives from Italy containing three dead bodies with an uncanny ability to regenerate. Gabriella is frightened and intrigued, but not as scared as she becomes when a dark creature attacks her.
As the bodies come back to life, the plot takes an unexpected twist that you won't see coming. The supernatural world only begins to unfold before her as angels appear, her dreams start to haunt her, and the very past she has forgotten comes back with startling clarity. Romance blooms, escape plans are made, an assassin is out to kill her, and death is only around the corner. But what is more terrifying than all of this is the fact she is the chosen one, the Illuminator, the one who will save them all.

Phantom Universe (Summer Chronicles #1)
Phantom Universe is a YA SciFi/Fantasy novel based in a dystopian society and is the first in the Summer Chronicles, an inspiring new series by best-selling fantasy author Laura Kreitzer.
Sold into slavery to pirates at the young age of four, Summer learns to survive the rough seas of subterfuge and thieves through silence. When the boat she's lived on most of her life is destroyed, Summer finds herself washed up on the shore of a new world, a phantom universe full of the bizarre and extraordinary. She meets Gage, the one boy who understands the girl with no speech. But when their lives are put on the line, will Summer finally call out? Or will all be lost in the fathomless depth of silence?

The Arrival (BirthRight Trilogy)
Cat, Kassie, Sian and Loi are anything but damsels in distress. Fed up with a lack of decent male specimens they cast a love spell in the hopes of finding their soul-mates. And inadvertently land themselves on another planet.
The Arrival, follows the girls' adventures as they stumble through a foreign and often hostile world where humans are NOT at the top of the food chain. Friendships are forged and love teeters on the horizon while the threat of civil war looms thanks to the girls' very unexpected 'gifts'. Will the girls master these gifts in time to survive a war in which, not only are they the ultimate weapons, but also the ultimate prize...

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2012 1:39:46 PM PDT
Moggy K says:
The special offers don't bother me at all. In fact I like the variety - I was getting pretty sick of the screen savers that Amazon picked out for the Kindle 2. After couple of years I just got tired of looking at the same ones over and over again.

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2012 1:41:08 PM PDT
TiUTiger says:

Borax works for ants as well. We followed a trail of them infesting my Dad's house, and boraxed it all the way and got rid of them.

Posted on May 16, 2012 1:43:29 PM PDT
I love the title of this one: The Tired Parent! Quick, Easy Toddler Activities to Keep Them Busy and Save Your Sanity! ;-)

Posted on May 16, 2012 1:50:47 PM PDT
Moggy K says:
The Bro-Magnet (A Nice Guy Romance Novel)
Women have been known to lament, "Always a bridesmaid, never a bride." For Johnny Smith, the problem is, "Always a Best Man, never a groom." At age 33, housepainter Johnny has been Best Man eight times. The ultimate man's man, Johnny loves the Mets, the Jets, his weekly poker game, and the hula girl lamp that hangs over his basement pool table. Johnny has the instant affection of nearly every man he meets, but one thing he doesn't have is a woman to share his life with, and he wants that desperately. When Johnny meets District Attorney Helen Troy, he decides to renounce his bro-magnet ways in order to impress her. With the aid and advice of his friends and family, soon he's transforming his wardrobe, buying throw pillows, ditching the hula girl lamp, getting a cat and even changing his name to the more mature-sounding John. And through it all, he's pretending to have no interest in sports, which Helen claims to abhor. As things heat up with Helen, the questions arise: Will Johnny finally get the girl? And, if he's successful in that pursuit, who will he be now that he's no longer really himself? THE BRO-MAGNET is a rollicking comedic novel about what one man is willing to give up for the sake of love.

Kvass: History, Health Benefits, & Recipes for the Russian Bread Drink
Kvass is a traditional Russian drink made from Bread and has been around for over 1,000 years. At one point in Russian history it was believed that Kvass was consumed more than water! Even with that being the case, millions of people worldwide have never tried the drink. For that manner the majority of people have never heard of Kvass. This book includes a history of kvass and why it was made, as well as the wonderful health benefits you receive from making your own kvass at home You'll also find dozens of easy to follow recipes that you can make easily in the comfort of your own home. The book is a breezy 65 pages but is easily the best resource for Kvass information and recipes you will find.

Retro Saturday Night Dinners ~~ Grandma approved (4stars) ~

This cookbook is comprised of delicious recipes that my family used to cook on Saturday nights growing up in the 1960's. Included are retro classics such as:
*Red Flannel Hash
*Chop Suey
*Cabbage Rolls
*Chicken Almondine
*No Peek Chicken
*Pepper Steak
There are over 25 retro dinners included, and have proven to stand the test of time. From my house to yours, please enjoy a taste of my past.

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2012 1:53:38 PM PDT
Deena says:
Moggy K - I still read on a K2. At first the screen savers annoyed me. But now I think I would miss all the dead authors and weird images if they were gone! Are the special offers full screen images on the new Kindles? I thought they were a little blurb on the bottom.

Posted on May 16, 2012 1:57:24 PM PDT
TerryInTexas says:
Afternoon,all. Sympathizing with the migraine crowd, pounding sinus triggered headache didn't respond to the sudafed, mucinex and tylenol combo, so came home at lunch and hit it with Excedrin, Amerge and another dose of Mucinex (fortunately, I only do this maybe once a season, usually this week or next week on the calendar) and have knocked out the pain - or masked it. - Yay! Back to work from home, but - wanted to say, vinegar for ants? Thanks Mikki, I keep a jug of white vinegar at all times, that plus water in a spray bottle is my favorite cat mess cleaner, and am having a terrible anthill year. Will go soak those babies tonite!

On bay leaves for little annoying pantry bugs - you just scatter bay leaves on the shelves? how much?

And thanks for the brewers yeast tip - I hate flea medication, applied the topical to all 3 cats one year, and one cat lost all the hair in a stripe down his back and never grew it back. The other two also lost, but took several months to return. Never again.

And forgot - on books, I also finished offThe Two Pound Chic Magnet (NOT FREE NOW); romance/fiction from the male point of view, featuring a Papillon, nice guy with demanding girlfriend takes in his sister's dog and life changes for he and his friends....enjoyed the read, more a relationship book than straight romance. Plus an adorable dog!

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2012 1:59:57 PM PDT
Ketta says:
The special offers are full-screen in screen saver mode, but when you're on the main Kindle directory page (home), they are just a banner at the bottom. When actually reading, they are non-existent.

Congrats on the new computer, hurry back and tell us how fast it is!

Thanks to everyone for their congratulations on my "perfect" launch and my lucky win of Grandma's blog contest. If I was going out today, I *would* buy a lottery ticket! :D

Posted on May 16, 2012 2:05:26 PM PDT
TerryInTexas says:
And whoever wanted to turn off special offers; empathize with you. I bought one of the first special offers Kindles, and I loved, loved, loved the ads, Amazon put out good ones, and the photos for screensavers were well done and discreet. Since they decided to feature AmazonLocal stuff, all I get are spa and botox ads with toothy airbrushed women in the picture, or something equally obnoxious. And I can't change my area to a broader section of Dallas Fort Worth cause it is based on zip code, so they lump me in the "I can fix it" area to the north. (I called and tried) really gone downhill.

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2012 2:06:44 PM PDT
Deena says:
Ketta - Today certainly is your special day! Congrats!!

Posted on May 16, 2012 2:13:06 PM PDT
B.J. says:
Ketta - My congrats also. I never win anything. Whinnnne, snuffle,...snif

Lynne - I'm so sorry we have neglected you so badly. Only one book? That's almost criminal. We're the fat Kindle experts, so tell us what you need help with, and we'll fatten that baby up in no time!

Posted on May 16, 2012 2:14:39 PM PDT
Grandma says:
There is a new post up on my blog with a sneak peek at one of the best books I've read in a while - available now for preorder. Yes, there is a reasonably priced Kindle version.

Posted on May 16, 2012 2:26:17 PM PDT
B.J. says:
Legwork (Casey Jones Mystery Series)

Product Description
LEGWORK is the debut novel in Katy Munger's hilarious and acclaimed Casey Jones Mystery series. Casey is a big, bad bottled blonde who takes no prisoners as she delves into cases for those who are marginalized on the outskirts of society. Set in North Carolina and the surrounding states, LEGWORK features a colorful cast, solid plot and writing that is both laugh out funny and vry moving at times.
From the Author
This book is out of print in print format, but available in the Kindle store: enjoy!

Posted on May 16, 2012 2:29:11 PM PDT
TerryInTexas says:
well, obviously, I am not working....:)

1) I read Legwork (Casey Jones Mystery Series) in the original DTB, and again in Kindle. Fun read on the tough side of cozy

2) review up for The Two Pound Chic Magnet
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