Book Of The Day – 4th Of July Literary And Thriller Fireworks Free Books

by Greg on July 3, 2012

Today’s Book of the Day is actually for the next two days and it’s not just one book – it’s ten. The best part is that all of the books are FREE!

The total savings for all 10 books is $53.87!

Make sure to get these while they’re free – July 3rd and 4th, 2012. There are some very good books here by great authors!

You can see all 10 of the free books here or check them all out below.



Sweetwater American
by Eileen Cruz Coleman
Rating: 4.2 Stars
Genre: Literary Fiction
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Set in Washington, D.C. and El Salvador, SWEETWATER AMERICAN is the story of an orphan and would-be filmmaker who is sent to live in a cursed town in El Salvador with her godmother, a woman whom she has never met and who may hold the secret to breaking the town’s curse.

Through Sandy Rodriguez and Elena Martinez, the two main characters, we are led into a different, haunting and magical world, where people test their faith every day and hold true to what they believe: that hardship and darkness can be overcome if one finds a reason to live.

While living in El Salvador, after a film crew comes to her town to film a movie, Sandy realizes she wants to be a documentary filmmaker. When she returns to the States, she attends George Washington University where she meets Elena, a sixty-something-year-old woman who serves peas and mashed potatoes in one of the school’s cafeterias.

Sandy, intrigued by Elena, decides to ask her if she would be willing to share her life story with her. Elena, whose past still haunts her, agrees to tell Sandy her story.

During the interview, Sandy is forced to come to terms with her own past and she begins to understand what the term, Sweetwater American, really means.



Freezing Point
by Karen Dionne
Rating: 3.9 Stars
Genre: Thriller
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The polar icecaps are melting – fast.

In a drowning, desperate world, the Soldyne Corporation sees an opportunity: Melt Antarctic icebergs into drinking water using their microwave satellite array, ship the water to thirsty nations around the globe, and make a fortune.

But deep within the ice waits an enemy more deadly than anyone could imagine—and an apocalyptic horror Earth may not survive.



FALLING UNDER
by Danielle Young-Ullman
Rating: 4.8 Stars
Genre: Literary Fiction
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Gutsy and provocative, FALLING UNDER is the story of a reclusive young artist struggling to connect, and brave the world again.

Mara Foster is a mess. A rollercoaster of a childhood made a survivor of her, but as an adult she is a mass of contradictions and unrealized potential. Talented, fierce and smart, but burdened by a host of anxieties, Mara finds it difficult to leave the house most days, much less imagine anything resembling normalcy.

Then Mara meets Hugo, and the walls she has built around herself begin to crumble. As she fights for a breakthrough both in her art and in life, she must come to terms with her complicated past, in order to gain a second chance at happiness.

Written in spare, crisp prose and marked by wry humor, FALLING UNDER is a gripping contemporary tale of human frailty, friendship, and hard-earned redemption.



The Assassin’s Mistress
by J.H. Bogran
Rating: 4.4 Stars
Genre: Thriller/Action & Adventure
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A random encounter leads to deception, love and murder. While vacationing at a ski resort, professional hitman Robert Prescott meets a strange and beautiful woman.

They discover passion and embark into a dangerous game hiding their relationship from her powerful husband. Then a further twist of fate makes Robert’s occupation collide with his new found love.



Listen to the Rain: A Short Story
by Rachel Elizabeth Cole
Genre: Literary Fiction
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All Jeremy Owen and his eight-months-pregnant girlfriend, Maya, seem to do is fight. With the baby on the way, Jer’s doing the best he can, but it never seems to be enough. Then one night, after a bad argument, Maya packs her bags and storms out. Now Jer has to decide if he wants out too or if he wants her back.



Chicago’s Headmistress
by Loretta Giacoletto
Rating: 5.0 Stars
Genre: Historical Literary Fiction
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Chicago’s Headmistress: A prequel and partial parallel to Italian/American generational saga, The Family Angel. Every story has more than one side and within a generational saga many stories link and overlap. Loretta Giacoletto tells this one from the perspective of two of The Family Angel’s most intriguing characters. In the words of Ugo Sapone:

“Never did I think I’d find myself involved in forward-thinking education. Never did I think I’d find myself involved in an illegal activity that has given so many people such joy. Yet, here I am, right hand man to Giulietta Bracca.”

Follow Giulietta Bracca’s notorious rise to wealth and power, from street urchin in 1905 Genoa, Italy, to the headmistress of Night School, Prohibition Chicago’s most popular and innovative men’s club in the 1920s. Along the way Giulietta plays a deadly game of one-upmanship with men who use her, abuse her, and fall head-over-heels in love with her. This quick-study seductress soon learns to give as good as she gets and with only a few regrets—those so devastating they will haunt her into eternity. But there’s one man Giulietta will never forget: the immigrant bootlegger she gave up too soon and will stop at nothing to lure him back, even if it means jeopardizing all she holds dear. A must-read for fans of The Family Angel, Family Deceptions, and HBO’s Boardwalk Empire.



Heteroflexibility: A Romantic Comedy
by Mary Beth Daniels
Rating: 4.8 Stars
Genre: Romantic Comedy
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Wise-cracking wedding photographer Zest Renald has just been served divorce papers when she agrees to accompany a lesbian softball team during their elopement to California on the eve of the 2008 presidential election. She’s never heard of Prop 8, and her only exposure to lesbian culture is an addiction to the talk show Ellen. But with her assets frozen and her husband claiming their house for the Other Woman’s Love Child, she needs the job.

Zest’s gaffes and notoriously bad gaydar endear her to the brides, as well as Bradford, the beautiful male stylist who travels with them. Just when Zest is figuring out how to manage her attraction to the unattainable “safe” man, they arrive in California amidst the worst anti-gay protests San Diego has ever seen.

When the minister the women hired turns out to be a Prop 8 zealot hell-bent on preventing the wedding, Zest and the brides are chased across the city in a hilarious yet poignant attempt to foil the protestors and tie the white knot.



Storykeeper (Nine-Rivers Valley)
by Daniel A. Smith
Rating: 4.3 Stars
Genre: Historical Literary Fiction
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Storykeeper is a historical-literary novel, based on existing sixteenth-century Spanish documents, but told from the perspective of the people of the Mississippi River Valley, who lived and survived the invasion of Conquistadors in 1541. One-hundred years later, prompted by a dream, Manaha, Mother-of-None, steps before the village fire. She demands that the children of the tribe be allowed to hear stories and the truth about their ancient homeland, that had been decimated and abandoned not long after the departure of the Spanish.

Before Manaha can finish her first story, her fire is doused and the listeners frightened away by Ta-kawa, a devious but respected warrior. He convinces their struggling tribe of survivors to reject Manaha and her stories. Manaha refuses to stop, even though her listeners must hide in the shadows to learn about the Son-of-the-Sun, the seventy-foot cross he planted atop the temple mound of Casqui, and the thousands who gathered to watch the first grand Christian ceremony in North America.

Son-of-the-Sun is the name given by the people of Casqui to the commander of the Spanish, Hernando de Soto. Three first-hand accounts written by Conquistadors with the expedition describe Casqui and twenty other towns discovered in a fertile, widely-populated region, just across the Mississippi River. All these bustling towns, some of which had existed for eight-hundred years, would be deserted within a generation.

Manaha learns of the abandoned homeland from Taninto, an old hermit who found her as a child, dying of smallpox after her family had been murdered. As a young man, Taninto was drawn to the mystic and power of the strangers and their horses. Traveling as a servant to a good-hearted but troubled Conquistador, he crossed the land of twelve nations, witnessing its diversion and grandeur, and then running from its destruction brought on by disease, famine, and wars.

Each night, Manaha continues the retelling of Taninto’s journey, even as the existence of her own small tribe is threatened. A hostile tribe of buffalo hunters captures most of the men from Manaha’s village and demands that those remaining join their nation. The night before the tribe must leave, Ichisi, son of Ta-kawa, steps into the light of Manaha’s fire. He begs to hear more stories and asks her to follow along behind the tribe on its and her final journey. The last essence of those ancient nations; their unique stories and history survive only if there is a Storykeeper.



Hemingway Point
by Nora Carroll
Rating: 4.1 Stars
Genre: Literary Fiction
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“A beautiful and gripping first novel. Highly recommend!” Darcie Chan, New York Times bestselling author of The Mill River Recluse.

Three generations of Carpenter women have spent summers at the big old summer cottage on the bluff overlooking the lake.

But Jess has not been back to the house by the lake since the summer she was seventeen– the summer she fell in love with Daniel– the summer when a tragedy caused her to flee.

Seventeen years later, she is back, and now the beautiful Victorian overlooking the lake belongs to her.

Will the old house give up its secrets?

As Jess sifts through trunks filled with old letters and photographs, she tries to unlock the mysteries of the past, and maybe, just maybe, the secret to her own heart.



Fallen Leaves: A Short Story
by Rachel Elizabeth Cole
Rating: 5.0 Stars
Genre: Literary Fiction
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For as long as fifteen-year-old Grace Sather can remember, her great-grandmother has hated her mother. And now Mom wants Gran to move in with them. But before Mom can talk Gran into it, Gran has a bad fall and winds up in the hospital. Now a long buried secret is about to emerge. A secret that could shake the family to its very core.

 

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1 Aithne Jarretta July 3, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Thanks for anther fine selection of freebies. ;D

~ Aithne

2 gORDON wEHNER July 3, 2012 at 7:14 am

lOVE THE FREE BOOKS!!!!

3 Ginger Blymyer July 3, 2012 at 5:47 am

Thanks so much for all the pointers to the freebies. I then share it with the rest of my family and all in all we have five kindles or Ipads. It is so exciting to be able to do this. Kind of like going to the library and looking through the shelves. Thanks again Ginger

4 Betty S Stahl July 3, 2012 at 5:29 am

With all the books that you make available, I am never lonely even though I spend a great deal of time alone. Thank all of you so much.

5 Joyce Schaefer July 3, 2012 at 5:08 am

Will you tell us when we reach our maximum on the Kindel? I keep buying (free) books, and reading but wondering when it will end. Love the free books, thanks for them.

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