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Initial post: Sep 28, 2013, 9:27:24 PM PDT
chemmaj rn says:
Welcome to FB&C. Thanks for joining us today, Sunday, September 29th.

Welcome one and all, thank you for taking time out of your day to join us in savoring free books and chatting about anything that you would like.

First let's take care of business
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


After the search populates, 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. First let's take care of business

You are strongly urged to confirm the price of the book before completing your purchase.
The price displayed on Amazon's website at the time of purchase is the price of the book.

Please come back and tell us what you get from the free links.
Or if you've read a previously Free book drop in and tell what you thought of it.

Posted on Sep 28, 2013, 9:27:58 PM PDT
chemmaj rn says:
You are welcome to join us for conversation, however, SELF PROMOTION or posting a link to your book in this area VIOLATES AMAZON'S TERMS OF SERVICE.
Please go to the "Meet Our Authors" area for that, as many of us do check there
as well.


Posted on Sep 28, 2013, 9:29:03 PM PDT
chemmaj rn says:
FB&C Start Schedule:

Dianna - Monday, September 30 start time 11:00 to 12:00 CST
Snowlady Sandy, Tuesday, October 1
Robb - Wednesday, October 2 Start Time: 10:30pm PT
Lover of Books - Friday, October 4 Start Time: 10:30pm PT
Susan - Saturday, October 5 start time 6:30am ED
redandwhite - Sunday, October 6 start time around midnight PDT
Leo Little - Monday, October 7 Start time 10:00pm - 12:00am PDST
Snowlady Sandy, Tuesday, October 8
Lover of Books - Friday, October 11 Start Time: 10:30pm PT
Snowlady Sandy, Tuesday, October 15
Lover of Books - Friday, October 18 Start Time: 10:30pm PT
Snowlady Sandy- Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Snowlady Sandy- Tuesday, October 29,2013


.✿. Open Dates:

Thursday, October 3
Wednesday, October 9
Thursday, October 10
Saturday, October 12
Sunday, October 13
Monday, October 14
Wednesday, October 16
Thursday, October 17
Saturday, October 19
Sunday, October 20

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

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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:


Birthday & Anniversary List, Bio's and other important FB&C information:

Link To Yesterday's Thread:

Thank-you to all who nominated and voted for the book for our Book Discussion.
The book that was chosen is Gingerbread Man by Maggie Shayne. It is still free if you haven't 1-clicked it yet.
The Discussion will be on October 17th at 6:00pm PT

Posted on Sep 28, 2013, 9:30:41 PM PDT
chemmaj rn says:
Good morning, afternoon, evening to everyone wherever you are in your Sunday. For any of those who are just finding this thread for the first time, welcome, you will find this group a very open, caring, informative collection of people who are really into books especially free books!

I hope to hear from regular posters, lurkers, and of course friends that we haven't heard from in a while. Updates are always welcome!

Pull up a chair, grab your Kindles, computers, or other electronic devices (even dark ones) you might use to read and communicate on and let's get the day started. Since today is National Coffee Day, grab a cup o' joe, I have plenty!

There are no birthdays or anniversaries on our list today, so if we missed you, please have a great day! Today is the actress Anita Ekberg's 82nd birthday. My father's relatives came from the same Swedish town as her and my DH was enthralled with her, as I am sure many men were, growing up. Her biggest acting role was "La Dolce Vita" by Federico Fellini.

It also would have been Gene Autry's 106th birthday. In addition to being a singer and actor, he was also the owner of a television station, several radio stations in Southern California, and the Los Angeles/Anaheim Angels Major League Baseball team. He was married twice (his first wife died) and he had no children.

In 1988, the Museum of the American West in Los Angeles' Griffith Park was founded as the Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum. It features much of Autry's collection of Western art and memorabilia. It was established to explore and share the comprehensive story of the American West and the multiple cultures, perspectives, traditions, and experiences-real and imagined-that make the West significant. The Griffith Park collection includes 21,000 paintings, sculptures, costumes, textiles, firearms, tools, toys, musical instruments, and other objects. The museum presents thought-provoking contemporary and historical exhibitions, year-round programs for children, intellectual forums, and the acclaimed Native Voices at the Autry performing arts series.

The museum is now called The Autry National Center ( is divided into two locations, in Griffith Park and the old Southwest Museum in the Mt Washington area of Los Angeles apx 8 miles away from the Griffith Park location.

At the second location, acquired in 2003, the Southwest Museum of the American Indian Collection of Native American art is one of the most significant and representative of its kind in the United States, second only to the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian. The 238,000-piece collection includes 14,000 baskets, 10,000 ceramic items, 6,300 textiles and weavings, and more than 1,100 pieces of jewelry, representing Indigenous peoples from Alaska to South America, with an emphasis on cultures from California and the Southwestern United States.

The mission of the Museum of the American West is to present the unique and diverse perspectives of the American West, including the romanticized West in pop culture and the "real" nuanced history, including native and minority voices. I have been there and I can say that even if you don't like "Western stuff" this is a beautiful museum well worth the time.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 28, 2013, 11:25:26 PM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ chemmaj rn
Thanks so much for your start today - very interesting.
I of course jumped on the bit about it being National Coffee Day, and saw the phrase "grab a cup o' joe" now I have never heard that before and wondering where it originates from.
I was going to tell you that I had never heard of Gene Autry, but before doing so had to google and discovered he wrote "Here Comes Santa Claus" and of course I have heard that :-)
I just get to learn so much on FB&C
Just off to grab a cup o' joe yeah

Posted on Sep 28, 2013, 11:31:29 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 28, 2013, 11:39:45 PM PDT
redandwhite says:
OK so now I have been off to look up where "a cup o' joe" comes from
Wiktionary Says:
There is an attribution to Josephus Daniels (1862-1948) who, as Secretary of the U.S. Navy under President Woodrow Wilson in 1913, was said to have abolished the officers' wine mess. And thus coffee became the strongest drink aboard navy ships known as "a cup of Joe".
This theory does not stand up to scrutiny.
The most likely source is as a shortened form of 'a cup of jamoke' - which was a common reference to coffee, its being a compound of Java and Mocha. There are examples of the jamoke usage throughout popular culture including in the Preston Sturges movie Hail The Conquering Hero (1944).
I also found an article -written by Susan Scutti (made me think of our Susan !)

Posted on Sep 28, 2013, 11:53:16 PM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ TerryInTexas
I do hope that you check in today to let us all know how you are doing after your terrible experience with your grill erupting in flames, I am so glad that you were so quick to react and am hoping that your burns are not too painful today.
All in all it was a shocking story and it will be interesting hearing what Lowes has to say when you call, are they open on Sundays ?

Posted on Sep 29, 2013, 12:00:53 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ Betty
I have to say thank you so much for reading and reporting back about
The Unseen by Luke Alistar
I can't believe that you managed to read it all in one day, wow what speed.
I am glad that I was able to introduce you to a new author.

Posted on Sep 29, 2013, 12:05:43 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ LoB
Love the start over on LO and I think that the thought for the day is soooo appropriate over there - you are so clever to find the right ones for the right occassions

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 29, 2013, 12:16:16 AM PDT
Hey red, thank you. I put the quote in just a couple of hors ago. Still experimenting to come up with a formula that works for me. I suppose it's a process just like everything else in life. :)

I hope you woke up to quiet this morning. It is Sunday after all. Hopefully the construction workers take a day off to be with their families.

Any special plans today?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 29, 2013, 12:24:23 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ LoB
I love the "thought for the day" every day and hope that it will be in your future formula - no pressure of course.
So far no noise from the demolition crew (they haven't got to construction yet !!) - they were very busy all day yesterday - so time will tell .... maybe later.

Today the sky is blue, blue, blue, and the sun is shining, not warm but not cold - just a beautiful day and I am going to be busy, busy, busy ..... I have to wash my hair :-)

Which reminds me - how did the haircut turn out - are you pleased with the results and how short did you go ?

Posted on Sep 29, 2013, 12:25:13 AM PDT
Thank you for getting us started this morning chemmaj. Very interesting info in your open. :)

Posted on Sep 29, 2013, 12:26:28 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
Rope Enough (The Romney and Marsh Files) by Oliver Tidy
Publication Date: December 4, 2012
Newly promoted Detective Sergeant Joy Marsh is shipped out to Dover on the Kent coast to work under Detective Inspector Romney, a copper with a reputation as a cantankerous bastard, but good at his job. On her first night as his Sergeant a brutal crime in the town starts a chain of events that will test the mettle, the resolve and the detective in both of them.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 29, 2013, 12:33:38 AM PDT
I just had a few inches trimmed off red. Had considered going much shorter and changed my mind. It's easy to go shorter if I decide to, but once it's cut it's a done deal until it grows back. I wish she had taken it a little shorter, but I can always go back in a couple of months. She is very reasonably priced.

Rick and I also took in a late lunch afterwards. It's the first time I've been out to eat in I can't remember when. I did pretty well too. I was fun getting out and being normal.

Posted on Sep 29, 2013, 12:36:25 AM PDT
The days free books haven't come up for me yet red. Are they up for you?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 29, 2013, 12:48:17 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ LoB
No they are not up but the one I posted has been free for a-g-e-s that is why I chose it, I am always wary of posting early in case they stop being free.
at the moment the following is free and I thought you might possibly not have it ;-)
(don't know how long it will remain free)

Baked Chicago's Simply Decadent Brownies Cookbook by Harvey Morris
Publication Date: November 10, 2012
People love eating brownies. And you're going to love making them with Baked Chicago's Simply Decadent Brownies Cookbook as your guide. Author Harvey Morris shares tried and true - yet unusually decadent - brownie recipes that will turn on the taste buds of your family and friends. These recipes are easy to follow and simple to execute, with each recipe fitting on a single page and without creating a sink full of dirty pots and pans!

Your guests will literally squeal with delight when you serve them the Bacon & Salted Caramel Brownies or the Marshmallow Pretzel Crunch Brownies. Your family will beg you to make the Deconstructed S'Mores Brownies or Chipotle Chocolate Brownies for Sunday dinner. And when your significant other tastes the Dark Chocolate & Raspberry Liqueur Brownies, well let's just say you'll be calling the shots.

Filled with rich, colorful photographs and invaluable tips (aka Brownie Points),Baked Chicago's Simply Decadent Brownies Cookbook is a collection of deliciously simple recipes that every home cook will turn to again and again.

Featured Recipe: Bourbon, Bacon & Pecan Brownies

6 slices of bacon
2 c all-purpose flour
1 t salt
10 oz dark chocolate, chopped
1/2 c pecans, chopped
2 T unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 c butter
4 eggs
1 c granulated sugar
1/2 c dark brown sugar
3 T bourbon

In medium skillet, cook the bacon until crispy. Reserve 1/4 cup of the bacon fat and set aside. Let bacon cool and chop roughly. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 350° F. Lightly grease bottom of a 9x9-inch baking pan with butter or shortening.

In medium bowl, mix together flour, cocoa powder and salt. Set aside.

In large heatproof bowl set on top of small saucepan of simmering water, melt dark chocolate and butter. Stir constantly, until smooth. Remove from heat and cool slightly.

With electric mixer on medium-low speed, beat eggs, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until frothy (about 1 minute). Beat in melted chocolate mixture, bourbon and reserved bacon fat. Fold in flour mixture and pecans, just until combined.

Spread the batter in the prepared baking pan. Sprinkle bacon on top. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out nearly clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows to make 16 brownies.

Posted on Sep 29, 2013, 12:49:56 AM PDT
Happy Sunday everyone. A Freebie to begin the day . . .

The Mayhem Sisters (A Sister Witches Mystery) - Paranormal Cozy Mystery

Vivi, Honora, and Clover are the Mayhem sisters, and thanks to an old family curse, trouble is never far away.

In the witching world of Everland, magic is everywhere. Growing up all young witches are taught the arts of spellcasting, potions, charms, earth magic, and wandwork, but what really makes a witch special is her persuasion, the magical power she is born with.

Potion master Vivi Mayhem spends her days brewing up magical elixirs for her successful shop, The Potion Garden, in the quiet town of Willow Realm. But the middle Mayhem sister is hiding a dangerous secret. Her troubles begin when her true magical persuasion of prophecy forces her to see a terrible crime-a young witch kidnapped and tortured by an evil practitioner of black magic.

In her desperate quest to save the witch, Vivi must learn to master her burgeoning magical abilities in the face of skepticism from Willow Realm's handsome sheriff and strong resistance from the Witch Council's top security force. Hex Division doesn't want Vivi anywhere near the investigation, especially after her increasingly disturbing visions implicate the most powerful healers in Everland, the mysterious Mender twins.
Events take a turn for the worse when Vivi discovers the involvement of the Darklander, a ruthless fringe wizard who is involved in mysterious dealings in the Dire Woods that surround his mansion. Vivi's going to need all the help she can get from her sisters to rescue the missing witch and prove she isn't just seeing things.

Brimming with magic, mayhem, and a trio of cunning sister witches, The Mayhem Sisters is a paranormal mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 29, 2013, 12:50:59 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ LoB
You are right - more can always come off later :-)
How nice that you were out and about, that must have been a really good feeling and of course you did well - you are getting better every day - say after me "I am getting better every day in every way"
That is my hope for you and I am sticking to it :-)

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 29, 2013, 12:56:49 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ LoB
There are just now some free books on

Posted on Sep 29, 2013, 1:02:58 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
I think that this might appeal to some of you

Gypsy Spirit: What My Boat Taught Me About Love And Life by Christine Bukruian
Publication Date: May 24, 2012
Gypsy Spirit charts an inspiring two-year voyage set amidst the tumultuous world of singlehanded sailing. This captivating memoir recounts the true life adventures and harrowing encounters of author Christine Bukruian's initiation into the culture of boats, sailors, and the open sea.
Motivated by her mother's passing, Christine purchases a used 36-foot sloop, renames it Gypsy Spirit and is soon "living the dream," along with Kia, her 50-pound lab/golden mix. Through trial and misadventure, Gypsy Spirit and her crew are made seaworthy with the assistance of Ed, a seasoned South African sailor on his way to the Bahamas.
Ed invites Gypsy Spirit to sail in tandem with his boat, Nini, and his trial-by-fire sailing lesson propels their relationship and Christine's appreciation of life at sea. Christine becomes a competent, self-reliant sailor, which proves fortunate as Gypsy Spirit and her crew find themselves alone on a horrific, storm-swept night marked by a devastating collision with a 264-foot container ship.
Tropical settings - from picture perfect islands with postcard images of sun, sea, and swaying palms, to pelicans flying overhead and dolphins trailing in the boat's wake- afford a vicarious journey for all to enjoy. But Gypsy Spirit's true reward is as a personal testament to overcoming fears, embracing new passions, and fulfilling improbable dreams.

Posted on Sep 29, 2013, 1:33:02 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ Donna
Just have to know did you get any sparkles, bangles or beads on your shopping spree ?

Posted on Sep 29, 2013, 1:43:44 AM PDT
Courthouse Cowboys: A Modern Tale of Murder in Montana (Thriller) (Defalco Law) - Legal Thriller

Murder dogs Jack and Paige Defalco from their days as California prosecutors to their newfound careers as Montana defense attorneys. Never mind that they've uprooted their kids, caravanned 2,000 miles to the hinterlands of Kootenai County, kissed goodbye to their fat salaries, or vowed to avoid homicide.

At Deer Lodge State Prison in 1999, murder sits before Paige in the guise of a skeletal, bloody-lipped, broken-nosed teenager who grins out one side of his mouth as he stares at her through a swollen eye. Evidently his fellow criminals brook no mercy for a convicted killer, regardless of his age or feeble intelligence.

This kid's parents have no money and the local legal eagles have warned Paige to let the conviction stand ... or else. Yet that threat, a gauntlet thrown down, fuels her addiction to criminal law. It makes her flip the bird at those in authority and go to trial anyway. So, as she returns the kid's stare, her nod conveys her agreement to defend mentally disabled Ben Stagg.

Is it coincidence that soon thereafter anonymous callers threaten her? That the local media excoriates her? That the State Bar investigates both Defalcos? Is Paige crazy to rat out the corrupt criminal justice system to the ACLU and the Montana Supreme Court? Is she foolhardy to challenge the powerful judges, lawyers, and cops who comprise the Courthouse Cowboys?

And with the discovery that Ben Stagg suffers from Klinefelter's syndrome, a common but rarely diagnosed genetic disorder, will a jury acquit him of murder when presented with a never-before-used insanity defense?

This legal thriller rocks the reader with suspense, gallows humor, and a finale filled with redemption.

Posted on Sep 29, 2013, 2:13:12 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
Two friends went into a company to apply for a job.
They filled out applications and then were asked to take a test.
Because they were applying for the same job, the test was identical.
After the test was scored the Human Relations Recruiter said they had gotten the same exact score on the test.
However, one friend was singled out and given the job over the other.
The friend that did not get hired asked, "If we both got the same score on the test, why was my friend hired and not me?"
"Because he had a better answer on one question," the recruiter answered.
"On question 26 he wrote as his answer `I don't know.'
For the same question you wrote, me neither."

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 29, 2013, 2:21:04 AM PDT
LOL I love the punchline red!

I'm off to get some rest. We'll talk again later in the day hopefully. ❤

Posted on Sep 29, 2013, 2:31:31 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 29, 2013, 2:33:51 AM PDT
Before I go off to bed I have to share this . . .

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........ _/''*''\_ .......... _/''*''\_
....... (,,,)^(,,,) ........ (,,,)^(,,,)

Two blondes went to the pound where each adopted a puppy. The joy of their new best friend was quickly overshadowed when they got home and the first blonde said, "I think we're in trouble, how are we going to tell them apart?"

This lead to several hours of concentration until finally, the second blonde said, "I've got an idea. We'll tie a red bow around my puppy and a blue bow around yours."

The next day the first blonde comes running up to the second when she got home, "Oh no, I can't tell whose puppy is whose. They've pulled the ribbons off while they were playing."

"OK, we need to find a better way to tell them apart," says the second blonde. After several more hours of concentration, they came up with the bright idea of getting different colored collars.

Again, the next day, the first blonde comes running up to the second as soon as she gets home, "Oh no, I can't tell whose puppy is whose. They've pulled their collars off while they were playing."

"There's got to be some way to tell them apart," says the second blonde.
After several more hours of concentration, the first blonde finally comes up with another idea, "I know! Why don't you take the black one and I'll take the white one!"
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