Kindle Daily Deal, Bargain and Free Books for 4-7-13

by Greg on April 7, 2013

Here are some more books for you to check out – today’s Kindle Daily Deal, 2 bargain books and 2 free books. Remember to “LIKE” and share these deals with everyone!

Check out today’s Book Of The Day: Moon Rocks by Bryan Dunn, has an excellent 4.4 star rating and is only $2.99!

KINDLE DAILY DEAL



Cat’s Cradle
by Kurt Vonnegut
Rating: 4.4 Stars
Genre: Humor
Price: $1.99 Save $7.00
Subject to change back to full price at any time.

 

Written contemporaneously with the Cuban missile crisis and countenancing a version of a world in the grasp of magnified human stupidity, the novel is centered on Felix Hoenikker, a chemical scientist reminiscent of Robert Oppenheimer… except that Oppenheimer was destroyed by his conscience and Hoenikker, delighting in the disastrous chemicals he has invented, has no conscience at all.

Hoenikker’s “Ice 9” has the potential to convert all liquid to inert ice and thus destroy human existence; he is exiled to a remote island where Boskonism has enlisted all of its inhabitants and where religion and technology collaborate, with the help of a large cast of characters, to destroy civilization.

Vonnegut’s compassion and despair are expressed here through his grotesque elaboration of character and situation and also through his created religion which like Flannery O’Connor’s “Church Without Christ” (in Wise Blood) acts to serve its adherents by removing them from individual responsibility.

Vonnegut had always been taken seriously by science fiction readers and critics (a reception which indeed made him uncomfortable) but it was with Cat’s Cradle that he began to be found and appreciated by a more general audience. His own ambivalence toward science, science fiction, religion and religious comfort comes through in every scene of this novel.

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BARGAIN BOOKS



Kitty Litter Killer
by Candice Speare Prentice
Rating: 4.2 Stars
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Price: $0.99

 

Amateur sleuth Trish has retired from her short-lived foray into crime solving. No more walking deliberately into danger. Her short-term goal is to see her best friend Abbie marry fiancé Eric Scott in three weeks.

But the brutal murder of Abbie’s ex-husband could ruin the nuptials, especially since Abbie was the last one seen with him—when they had a hostile argument at the local convenience store.

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Moving Forward
by Erika Taylor
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Price: $0.99

 

Jesika Reynolds’ heart was left broken one year ago when her husband died, leaving her and her son alone in this world. Slowly, she started putting the pieces back together of her life. Knowing that she may never open herself up to love again. That was until the day Derek came into the picture.

Why does this gorgeous stranger seem to care so much, so suddenly?

Derek Jordan’s charm drew her in with an instant connection, and familiarity that helps her feel at ease. Her heart is falling at his feet, but as their relationship grows, so does a secret from both of their pasts that neither saw coming. One by one, the threads slowly start to unravel.

Can their newly sought love stand up against the secrets that life is unlocking to their pasts? Or can they decide together that moving forward and forgetting the past is the only option for them to find true happiness?

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FREE BOOKS

Please make sure the price says “Kindle Price $0.00″ before clicking “Buy”. If it says “Prime Members $0.00″ “read for free”, it is NO LONGER FREE. All books are free at the time they are posted but are subject to change back to full price at any time. If you are outside of the United States, these books may not be free.



The Etruscan
by Linda Lappin
Rating: 5.0 Stars
Genre: Paranormal Thriller
Price: $0.00 Save $8.99
Subject to change back to full price at any time.

 

In this award-winning tale, a yearning for adventure, a desire for fulfillment and the need to get on with life after an unsuccessful liaison bring Harriet Sackett to Tuscia in the Italian countryside in 1922.

Her intention is to photograph Etruscan tombs for the Theosophical Society but she gets more than she bargained for when she meets Federigo del Re, the Count of Vignavecchia, occultist and amateur archaeologist, who introduces her to the eerie world of the Etruscans and their mystic sensuality.

Harriet keeps a notebook describing their affair, later to be discovered by her cousins Stephen and Sarah who come to Italy to rescue her after a devastating breakdown. Their own dark secrets are revealed as they read Harriet’s personal journal, hoping to find clues to her alarming condition.

Meanwhile the count has vanished into thin air. As Harriet stalks her phantom-lover, the reader is enticed into solving the mystery which propels this novel: who is Federigo del Re? Noble lover, unscrupulous conman, Etruscan ghost, or simply the product of Harriet’s delusion?

Lappin keeps the suspense pulled taut till the very last page. Impossible to put down, The Etruscan is a tantalizing and timeless story of immense appeal.

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Fry Bacon. Add Onions: The Valentine Family & Friends Cookbook
by Kathleen Valentine
Rating: 4.3 Stars
Genre: Cooking, Food & Wine
Price: $0.00 Save $15.00
Subject to change back to full price at any time.

 

In this combination memoir and family cookbook blogger and novelist Kathleen Valentine combines 30 posts from her blog with nearly 400 recipes collected from family and friends.

Growing up in a “mostly Pennsylvania Dutch” family she collected and recorded recipes from grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, cousins, friends, etc. which were combined in the first Valentine Family & Friends Cookbook published in 1981.

This was expanded in the 1992 edition and now, in this third edition, nearly 400 recipes combine with essays recording memories of growing up in rural Pennsylvania and photographs from six generations.

Essays topics include making sauerkraut and soltz (a German pickled meat loaf), toasting marshmallows and catching fireflies, the old-country Christmas traditions of making stollen and visits from Belsnickle, old world ghost stories, their grandmother’s quilts, and more.

Traditional family recipes include schmarn, panhaas, moultasha, a variety of sausage recipes, hassenpfeffer, and liver dumplings, a wide variety of pickles and relishes, as well as keuchels (a type of fried dough), apple dumplings, and rhubarb crisps and pies.

Contemporary recipes from the younger generations of the Valentine family expand the collection with everything from dips and cocktails to chowders, cakes and cookies.

Among the more popular recipes first featured on Valentine’s blog are three maple syrup pies, an apricot-apple crisp with maple cream, caramel peachy-pear pandowdy, a honey & white peach pie, and her own Pennsylvania Dutch hot and sour soup.

Though this collection is a memoir in food of the Valentine family it could be the story of any first, second and third generation immigrant family.

 

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