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Initial post: Aug 13, 2013 12:11:07 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 13, 2013 12:33:09 AM PDT
BubbaK says:
Good morning, afternoon or evening, wherever you are in this wonderful world of ours. Welcome to our little world of Free Books and Chat. Come on in and join us as we fill our reading devices with free books and share tidbits and stories from our lives. I hope this day finds you all in good spirits. And to those that needs a hug or some well wishes, we offer those too.

. . . ⊱✿ ✿⊰⊹⊱✿ ✿⊰⊹⊱✿ ✿⊰⊹⊱✿ ✿⊰⊹⊱✿ ✿⊰⊹⊱✿ ✿⊰⊹⊱✿ ✿⊰ . .

Okay - Business first....


~~~~~~~~~~ SPECIAL MESSAGE TO AUTHORS ~~~~~~~~~~
You are welcome to join us for conversation, however, self-promotion or
posting a link to your book in this area is against Amazon's TOS. Please
go to the "Meet Our Authors" area for that, as many of us do check there
as well.

Links To Free Book Resources . . .







(use the dropdown menu at the top to find other categories of Fiction as well as Non-Fiction)

Gizmo's Freeware: List of freebie sites

Direct Amazon search:,p_36:0-0,p_15=&hidden-keywords=-domain

SEARCH ENGINE: After the search populates, I sort by publication date to find the new freebies.

To Search Amazon directly for Freebies:,p_36:0-0,p_15=&hidden-keywords=-domain
In left-hand column, selections for genres can be made.


❀. ✿ .❀ If conversation doesn't interest you please visit our sister thread:

Freebie BOOKS - Links Only - No Self Promotion...


❀. ✿ .❀ Link to the FB&C Group Cookbook thread:

Posted on Aug 13, 2013 12:13:54 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 13, 2013 12:41:32 AM PDT
BubbaK says:

╰❈╮For All things FB&C:


Posted on Aug 13, 2013 12:16:15 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 13, 2013 12:34:01 AM PDT
BubbaK says:

Robb - Wednesday, August 14 Start Time 10pm PT
Lover of Books - Thursday, August 15 Start Time: 10:30pm PT
DonnaBeeGood - Friday, August 16 Start Time midnight MST
Susan - Saturday August 17 start time 6:30am ED
Bubbak- Monday, August 19 start time 11-12:00 Sun ET/ Mon 7:00am
Snowlady Sandy, Tuesday, August 20, 12.00 PT
Robb - Thursday, August 22 Start Time: 10:00pm PT
Lover of Books - Friday, August 23 Start Time: 10:30pm PT
Susan - Saturday August 24 start time 6:30am ED
Snowlady Sandy-Tuesday, August 27 around 10:00-11:00 PT
Robb - Wednesday, August 28 Start Time 10pm PT
Lover of Books - Thursday, August 29 Start Time: 10:30pm PT
Susan - Saturday August 31 start time 6:30am ED


Open Dates:
Sunday, August 18
Wednesday, August 21
Sunday, August 25
Monday, August 26
Friday, August 30

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Choose an available day, copy/paste schedule into a post and add your info.

************** We'll help you through it! **************

Posted on Aug 13, 2013 12:18:16 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 13, 2013 12:22:20 AM PDT
BubbaK says:
link to yesterdays thread:

Posted on Aug 13, 2013 12:22:51 AM PDT
[Deleted by the author on Aug 13, 2013 12:23:05 AM PDT]

Posted on Aug 13, 2013 12:26:55 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 13, 2013 12:30:48 AM PDT
BubbaK says:
Ok- Sorry for the serial posting. I really need to try with a mouse. My main bodys keep getting lost somewhere.

We have 2 birthdays to celebrate today:

Wishing A.Mitchell a Very Happy Birthday!

And a very Happy Birthday to Jugeelee!

May both of you have a wonderful day!

Posted on Aug 13, 2013 12:44:35 AM PDT
BubbaK says:
Okay. Since stupid dogs woke me up and its 3:30 am. Going to try to go back to sleep. Catch up with you all later.

Posted on Aug 13, 2013 1:05:38 AM PDT
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a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire,
laughter to cheer you, those you love near you,
and all your heart might desire.

~ An Irish Birthday Blessing ~

❤ juleegee, best wishes for a Happy Birthday from all your friends here at FB&C ❤

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Posted on Aug 13, 2013 1:09:17 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 13, 2013 1:14:18 AM PDT
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May the sun shine, all day long,
everything go right, and nothing wrong.
May those you love bring love back to you,
and may all the wishes you wish come true!

~ Irish Birthday Blessing ~

❤ A. Mitchell, best wishes for a Happy Birthday from all your friends here at FB&C ❤

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Posted on Aug 13, 2013 1:11:51 AM PDT

╰♥╮ A. Mitchell's Birthday Pineapple Upside-Down Cake ╰♥╮

Nonstick cooking spray
3 cups cake flour, plus more for pan
1 cup butter, softened, plus 1/2 cup, melted
2 1/4 cups sugar
5 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups whole buttermilk
1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
2 (20-ounce) cans pineapple slices in juice, drained well (reserve 2 tablespoons juice for frosting)
1 (10-ounce) jar maraschino cherries, drained well

Pineapple Buttercream Frosting, recipe follows
Chopped pecans, for garnish, optional

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 2 (9-inch) round cake pans with nonstick cooking spray and coat with flour.

In a large bowl, beat 1 cup butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add the sugar, beating until fluffy. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla and set aside.

In a small bowl, add the 3 cups of flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir to combine. Add the flour mixture into the egg mixture alternately with the buttermilk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.

Divide the brown sugar evenly into each pan. Pour the melted butter equally over the brown sugar. Arrange the pineapple slices and cherries over the brown sugar. Reserve remaining pineapple slices and cherries for another use.

Pour equal amounts of batter over the fruit and bake until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, about 40 to 45 minutes. Let the cakes cool in the pans for 10 minutes. Invert the cakes onto wire racks to cool completely.

To assemble the cake, carefully arrange 1 cake layer, pineapple side up, on a cake plate. Carefully stack the remaining cake layer, pineapple side up, over the first layer. Frost the sides of the cake with Pineapple Buttercream Frosting. Press chopped pecans into sides of cake, if desired. Serves 8.

Pineapple Buttercream Frosting:
1/2 pound butter, softened
2 tablespoons reserved pineapple juice
3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
Beat all the ingredients in a large bowl until well combined.

Yield: about 2 cups

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 13, 2013 1:39:39 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ BubbaK
Thank you for doing the start today - for us it is a good thing that the dogs woke you ;-) but my goodness by 3:30 am you should definitely be sleeping.
Hope you wake refreshed later ♥

Posted on Aug 13, 2013 1:42:37 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ A.Mitchell & @ Jugeelee!

Wishing you both Happy Birthday and hoping that you may have just a little time to pop in today to catch up and collect your birthday messages, it has been quite a while since we have seen you, and it would be great to get re-aquainted :-)

Posted on Aug 13, 2013 2:29:24 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ LoB
Another beautiful start on LO - full of hope - I like that, and another super butterfly amazing :-)

Posted on Aug 13, 2013 2:51:50 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 13, 2013 2:53:25 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
Dizzy Dilemmas by Mary Beeken - A Regency Romance
Publication Date: December 8, 2012
The Duke of Glenmore had not been in London many days before he became the target of every determined matchmaker and their tenacious daughters. His first encounter with the youngest child of the Earl of Elveston leads him to believe she is yet another debutante hoping to be his Duchess but a few pithy words and her subsequent actions soon disabuse him of such a notion.
What better way to avoid the traps laid for him by every man-hungry woman than to pretend to woo the one unattached female in all of the capital who does not want him? She, however, has other ideas. If he wants to be seen courting her, then he will have to catch her first!

Posted on Aug 13, 2013 2:53:15 AM PDT
The Bake Off

Nicola can't believe it when she is invited to appear in the regional television competition of The Bake Off.

Still reeling over her husband leaving her for a slim, pretty twenty-something, she feels her competitive side flair up when she meets her main rival - a stunning, skinny, twenty-four year old called Gemma.

Nicola is sure that the jaw-dropping gorgeous presenter, David Chambers, is flirting with her - but she has noticed he has his eye on Gemma as well.

He may be attracted to Gemma's pert figure and flirty laugh, but he can't resist Nicola's delicious cooking.

Is David as charming as he seems? Or will someone else catch her eye...?

Can Nicola beat the rest of the competition in The Bake Off? Will she win first prize... and her man?

Posted on Aug 13, 2013 2:54:04 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ LoB
What are you doing up at this hour ????

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 13, 2013 3:00:02 AM PDT
Thank you red. I have to admit I didn't see a butterfly when I found this art. I cut it down a bit because the original version was was a bit too large. I thought maybe it was just a pretty design. I guess that's the beauty of art... It's all in what each person perceives. ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 13, 2013 3:07:09 AM PDT
I was working on my FB&C opening for Thursday and a couple of birthday cakes and wishes for upcoming celebrations. I should have been in bed an hour or more ago because I have Dawn, my healer at 11:00am.

I'm on my way to bed now. I probably won't be in until a bit later tomorrow as my appt. runs until 1:00pm and I may try to go to the grocery store afterwards. I haven't been to the store in a very long time so I thought I'd give it a go and see if my balance is good enough. Fingers crossed!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 13, 2013 3:55:27 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ LoB
I hope that you have gone to bed now, and I am really pleased that you have your appt with Dawn - enjoy.
How exciting planning a trip to the store, after such a long pause - you have to come back and tell us how that goes :-)

Posted on Aug 13, 2013 4:05:08 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
I have found an update to the Cinnamon and Honey Benefits information - where it also explains How to Differentiate Between Ceylon and Cassia Cinnamon (Ceylon is the best one to use)

I am also wondering whether drinking cinnamon, honey and water will affect several ailments all at the same time - if one has more than one of the ailments listed, also since it seems to aid weight loss what happens to those who are underweight - that seems to be something that is not addressed.

Posted on Aug 13, 2013 4:05:34 AM PDT
Susan says:
Loyal To A Degree
As 14-year-old Karl Veth listens to the German special OKW report, the news he has feared and anticipated becomes a reality. Russian tanks have broken through the German defense lines east of the KLV evacuation camp in Poland where he and 120 other German boys are living. The time has come to leave the camp and return to Berlin.

Despite his young age, Karl is a trained member of the Hitler Jugend (Hitler Youth) and the assistant to KLV camp leader. Due to injuries sustained in battle, the camp leader is handicapped and unable to see to the evacuation of the boys from the camp. The job falls squarely on Karl's shoulders as orders come from headquarters putting him in command of the mission. He must refine and execute an evacuation plan that will reunite the boys with their families and he must do it on his own. Berlin has no soldiers to spare.

Once back in Berlin, Karl is reunited with his good friend and fellow Hitler Jugend member, Harold. The two boys are close and share a common bond - they are both "subway rats." They earned the nickname because of the time they spent playing in and exploring the subway tunnels under Berlin when they were younger. They are experts when it comes to the subway system but little do they know that their unique knowledge of the tunnels will put them in grave danger.

When SS leaders learn that Karl is a subway rat, they take advantage of his knowledge and order him to act as a guide for SS demolition commandos in the tunnels. Having been relieved of his previous post, Harold is ordered to assist Karl. The SS cannot be trusted and Karl walks a fine line between life and death as he follows orders while working on a secret plan with Harold. The fall of Berlin is imminent and it's only a matter of time before the Russians take over the city.

Facing death at every turn, Karl must use his wits simply to stay alive. As the chain of command breaks down, the SS starts conducting court martials on the fly, executing anyone with a single bullet in their pocket. Meanwhile, the nightly air raids continue, scorching the city and leaving the stench of death in the air. Chaos reigns as the Russian Army moves closer and closer.

As a member of the Hitler Youth growing up, Karl has been taught that loyalty to the Fatherland comes first, yet he is fighting for a cause he does not understand. In the final days before Berlin falls, Karl finds himself hungry, scared, and completely disillusioned with the war. He also realizes that he can only afford to be loyal to a degree as he is forced to make a crucial decision - live or die.

Posted on Aug 13, 2013 4:10:09 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
Today is
Lefthanders Day

Left Handers, also commonly referred to as Southpaws, are the brunt of more than their share of jokes all year long. How do I know? Yup, you guessed it! It ain't easy being a leftie. But those of us who are, would have it no other way. Lefties are proud of it.

The world is built for right handers. Examples are everywhere. For example:

In school, have you ever seen a left handed desk? They don't exist.
Many left handed items cost more.
Novelty coffee mugs are made with the picture or text for a right handed pick-up.
Scissors for for right handers. Only a lefty would understand this.
The computer mouse you are using as you read this is designed for right handers.
Did you Know? Right handed people operate in the left side of the brain. Left handed people use the right side. Therefore, only left handed people are in their right mind.

Left Hander's certainly earned the right to have a day dedicated to them. And, August 13th is that day. So take a minute to appreciate your left handed friends and loved ones. Don't forget to send them a Left Handed Day Ecard to show your respect.

Remember today and every day: "Lefties have rights!"

As lefthanders, we never do anything right....kewl!

Left Handed Facts and Trivia:

Sinistrophobia is the fear of left-handedness or things on the left side.
While many people are left handed, very few are 100% left handed. For example, many Left handers golf and bat right handed. On the other hand, there is a high percentage of righties who are 100% right-handed.
Lefties are also called "southpaws". The term was coined in baseball to describe a left handed pitcher.
Tuesdays are Lefties luck day.
Only about 10% of the population is left handed.
During the 1600's people, thought left handers were witches and warlocks.
International Left Hander's Day was first celebrated on August 13, 1976. It was started by Lefthander's International.
They say everyone was born right handed, and only the greatest overcome it. (he,he,he)
It is believed that all polar bears are left handed. Also see Polar Bear Day.
There is a rumor that octopuses have but one right hand. Scientists are diligently studying this issue.
Think about it: Everyone is a Left Hander in Left Hand, West Virginia.

Lefthander's Slogan: "Everyone is born right-handed. Only the greatest overcome it". ...Brilliant Author Unknown

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 13, 2013 4:36:38 AM PDT
Susan says:
Red - Is that the question of the day? :)

I'm a righty....

Posted on Aug 13, 2013 5:54:04 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
A blonde, a redhead, and a brunette went to heaven.

"There are 1000 steps to heaven and I will tell you a joke every step. If you laugh, you don't get to heaven," God told the girls.

The redhead made it to the 45th step, the brunette made it to the 200th step, and the blonde made it to the 999th step.

When the blonde arrived at the 999th step, she laughed before God could even tell her the joke.

"What's so funny? I haven't even told the joke yet," God said.

"I know! I just got the first one!" the blonde replied.

Posted on Aug 13, 2013 6:12:15 AM PDT
kajola says:
Happy birthday A. Mitchell and Jugeelee!

Picked up this one for my son. Others in this series have been free in the past:
Cut Out (The Green Beret Series)
Another great military thriller from NY Times Best-Selling Author, former Green Beret and West Point Graduate, Bob Mayer.

Chief Warrant Officer and Green Beret Dave Riley returns in a contemporary thriller set in the shrouded, secret world of the federal witness protection program, where he discovers once again that no one can be trusted and the stakes are life itself.

Mayer's Green Beret hero, Chief Warrant Officer Dave Riley, returns to take on the mob and corrupt government officials in a well-paced but didactic tale about the compromising of the Federal Witness Protection Program. When Philip Cobb, former mob money launderer and current government informer, is murdered just as he is about the enter the Program, his wife, after calling an emergency Program number only to be nearly gunned down herself, turns for help to her brother, who contacts his old girlfriend, Donna Giannini, now a Chicago cop. Giannini in turn asks her old pal Riley to keep Lisa alive while she finds out what went wrong. The rest of the narrative pits the warrior skills and state-of-the-art special-ops technology of Riley and his men against two groups of professional killers and the heinous federal officials behind one of them. With its maximum quotient of action and violence, this entry should appeal to fans of the series.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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