Friday, February 24, 2012

Today's FREE Kindle Books

Today's batch of freebie books bring a little bit of everything. As always be sure to double check the price before you purchase. It should say "Kindle Price: $0.00"

Every Able Body - "It's 1943, and Mobile, Alabama, is a wartime boomtown full of bedlam and intrigue. The Old South coastal city is under siege by thousands who have left the backwoods and overworked cotton fields to seek their fortune in the city's bustling shipyards.

Shantytowns and tent cities are erected to shelter those who aren't crammed into every available room and boarding house. Schools work in shifts but can't meet the demand; garbage and sewage problems cause rumors of typhoid, and out on the streets, young women are disappearing.

In the absence of success by the city's undermanned and overworked police force to get leads on a white slavery ring, the fate of the missing women depends on the efforts of three people with different motives: private investigator Frank Lundy, a football legend who's 4-F and sensitive about it; police reporter Valerie Gilbreath, a former debutante and Mardi Gras queen just beginning her newspaper career; and Alfred Page, an AWOL black soldier targeted for murder by a manic swamp dweller who comes to town with revenge on his mind and supports himself by doing dirty work for the kidnapping ring. One thing they all agree on is that Sally McGinn never should have gone down to the neon district on a school night."

The Someday List (Jubilant Soul Series #1) - "What do you do when you realize you're not who you want to be?

Rachelle Covington has it all, but she finds herself yearning for more. And when her husband and kids leave for the month Rachelle takes up the challenge to start a list of things to do before she dies. When she heads back to Jubilant, Texas, to reconnect with her past, her ex shows up in town. Will she give up everything to recover the past? Or will she find a reason to plan for the future? "

My Man Pendleton - "Marry the boss’s daughter?

Pendleton can’t believe his ears. He took this new job hoping to make money, not marry into it. But if runaway heiress Kit McClellan doesn’t agree to enter into wedded bliss soon, the entire family fortune could be willed to the homeless pets of Louisville. Someone has to find Kit and bring her back as his fiancĂ©e–and his boss is telling Pendleton he’s just the man for the job.

Trouble is, Kit doesn’t give two hoots about her fortune–she’s looking for love…the sweep-you-off-your-feet kind of passion she’s never had before. When Pendleton comes striding into her life–sexy, attractive, and oh-so-handsome in his business suit–her heart tells her she’s finally found Mr. Right. But what if her heart is steering her wrong?"

Whispers of Murder - "It was Isabelle Donnelly’s wedding day, a moment in time that should have been the happiest in her life…until it ended it murder.

Three women, three motives to kill:

--A jealous sister
--A company CFO
--A newfound friend

But which one is plotting against her? Which one wants her dead? "

Best Friends and Bastards - "Angie Romeo is living the Australian dream. With a wealthy and loving husband, good friends, a caring (albeit domineering) mother, a luxury apartment on the beach, and a fulfilling career, she should not want for anything … although…

Sure, like any of us, she has a few niggling worries – like crumbs crunching underfoot on the kitchen floor just as the guests are arriving. But crumbs can be quickly swept under the kitchen mat before popping the champagne and ushering in the visitors. Can’t they?

Especially for visitors who are best friends and family. After all, best friends and family would never let you down… Right?

However, when Angie’s perfect world starts to crash, some of the people on whom she thought she could depend appear to be right bastards. And some of the right bastards could just become her best friends or maybe even lovers.

In order to learn who is who, she just has to learn to stop sweeping things under the carpet and follow the process: The process of life."

Breaking the Chain: How I Banned Chain Restaurants From My Diet And Went From Full To Fulfilled - "In 2009 Allyson Reedy broke the chain. She stopped eating meals, snacks and goodies from the chain restaurants that line America’s streets and dominate our stomachs. Her food memoir, Breaking the Chain: How I Banned Chain Restaurants From My Diet And Went From Full To Fulfilled, chronicles her year-long experience as she sought out local alternatives to the food we’ve come to rely upon.

Breaking the Chain is Fast Food Nation (Eric Schlosser) told from Carrie Bradshaw’s point of view (if she loved manicotti as much as Manolos). It’s about passing up ritual office breakfasts of bagels and donuts. It means having awkward conversations and waiting longer for food. It involves breaking social customs and inconveniencing friends. It necessitates supporting your neighbors and local community. It also means discovering new favorite foods, saving money and (for Allyson) losing weight.

Breaking the Chain began with Allyson wanting to eat better tasting, more adventurous food. After watching friends, family and strangers eat unsatisfactory meal after meal at chain restaurants and get fatter as a result, she wondered how we could break this chain of mediocrity, obesity and commercialism. By giving up corporate-controlled meals, she figured she could achieve her goal of eating the most delicious possible food and maybe even learn something about her eating habits along the way.

The experiment turned into so much more than tasty food. Somehow, eating guilt-free turned into the world’s easiest weight loss method. During the worst economic downturn of our lifetime, it became a means of keeping community restaurants in business – and neighbors employed. It’s possible Allyson reduced her carbon footprint by half a step and increased her life by a few years. She unwittingly became social commentary and got in a battle with The Man. In other words, it got interesting. "

Slow Cooker Magic - Superb slow cooker recipes to amaze your guests - "There's nothing better than getting home from a hard days work to a home cooked meal, ready and waiting. In our modern lives that's a luxury we don't all have, but with a slow cooker there's no reason not to!

The problem with slow cookers is that people tend to cook the same old thing in them, week after week. Not any more though - this fantastic collection of classic and modern recipes shows you just how adventurous you can be while still keeping the preparation super simple."