Kindle Daily Deal, Bargain and Free Books for 8-25-13

by Greg on August 25, 2013

Indulge in a book or two with today’s Kindle Daily Deal, 2 bargain books and 2 free books. Remember to “LIKE” and share your source for Kindle books with fellow book lovers.

KINDLE DAILY DEAL



Hocus Pocus
by Kurt Vonnegut
Rating: 4.2 Stars
Genre: Humor
Price: $1.99 Save $6.00
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Eugene Debs Hartke (named after the famous early 20th century Socialist working class leader) describes an odyssey from college professor to prison inmate to prison warden back again to prisoner in another of Vonnegut’s bitter satirical explorations of how and where (and why) the American dream begins to die.

Employing his characteristic narrative device–a retrospective diary in which the protagonist retraces his life at its end, a desperate and disconnected series of events here in Hocus Pocus show Vonnegut with his mask off and his rhetorical devices unshielded.

Debs (and Vonnegut) see academia just as imprisoning as the corrupt penal system and they regard politics as the furnishing and marketing of lies. Debs, already disillusioned by circumstance, quickly tracks his way toward resignation and then fury.

As warden and prisoner, Debs (and the reader) come to understand that the roles are interchangeable; as a professor jailed for “”radical”” statements in the classroom reported by a reactionary student, he comes to see the folly of all regulation.

The “”hocus pocus”” of the novel’s title does not describe only the jolting reversals and seemingly motiveless circumstance which attend Debs’ disillusion and suffering, but also describe the political, social, and economic system of a country built upon can’t, and upon the franchising of lies.

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BARGAIN BOOKS



Forbidden Room
by Joanne Lewis
Rating: 4.2 Stars
Genre: Mystery
Price: $0.99

 

Fifteen years ago, in a mansion on Long Island, fourteen-and ten-year-olds Sara and Davey “Soldier Boy” Goldstein discover their parents shot to death. Murder? Suicide? Was that Uncle Charlie running from the scene? The children refuse to speak to the police and the crime is never solved.

Flash forward to the present and Sara – now an adult and the heiress to a very large fortune – is accused of killing Uncle Charlie. Soldier Boy has disappeared.

New attorney Michael Tucker has few clients, yearns to be like his famous grandmother and cannot afford to move out of his parents’ home. When Sara hires Michael, he gets the chance to defend an innocent person, a beautiful lover and notoriety like his grandmother. But is it more than he bargained for? Is Sara innocent or is she really a murderer?

Forbidden Room, a murder mystery, begins in the courtroom on the last day of Sara’s murder trial. The foreperson reads from the verdict form. “In The People of New York vs. Sara Goldstein, the defendant is found….”

Sara awakens in a hospital room where she was taken after fainting. Michael is by her side. Court is in recess until the following day. The verdict has not yet been announced. Told from the points of view of both Sara and Michael, Forbidden Room unfolds in complicated layers until the verdict is pronounced and Uncle Charlie’s murderer is revealed.

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Biloxi Sunrise
by Jerri Ledford
Rating: 4.7 Stars
Genre: Thriller and Suspense
Price: $0.99

 

He hadn’t protected them. When Homicide Special Investigator Jack Roe’s daughter is killed in an auto accident and his wife dies from a drug overdose, he abandons a promising career as a Military Police Officer. If only he’d been there when they needed him, he could have saved them both.

He didn’t protect her. Six years later, Jack is in Biloxi, Mississippi to be close to his sister and her daughter, Lisa. As long as he’s around, nothing can happen to them. But then he’s called to the hospital in the middle of the night and learns that Lisa has been abused by her mother’s boyfriend.

Jack must confront old wounds that never healed, and a burning anger that’s been buried for far too long. She can’t protect him. The same night, a woman’s body turns up on the beach. A few days later, so does another one.

Jack must deal with his past and his present while he and his partner, Kate Giveans, race to find a killer before another woman dies. But Kate harbors a secret that just might get Jack killed.

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FREE BOOKS

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Kiss Of Fire
by Rebecca Ethington
Rating: 4.7 Stars
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Price: $0.00 Save $13.99
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Joclyn Despain has been marred by a brand on her skin. She doesn’t know why the mark appeared on her neck, but she doesn’t want anyone to see it, including her best friend Ryland, who knows everything else about her. The scar is the reason she hides herself behind baggy clothes, and won’t let the idea of kissing Ryland enter her mind, no matter how much she wants to.

The scar is the reason she is being hunted. If only she knew that she was. If only she had known that the cursed stone her estranged father sent for her 16th birthday would trigger a change in her. Now, she is being stalked by a tall blonde man, and is miraculously throwing her high school bully ten feet in the air.

Joclyn attempts to find some answers and the courage to follow her heart. When Ryland finds her scar; only he knows what it means, and who will kill her because of it.

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Proving Hardship
by Walker Leigh
Rating: 5.0 Stars
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Price: $0.00 Save $12.99
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A young married girl is having to prove to the Immigrations Service that it would be a hardship for her to be forced to live in her husband’s castle in the French countryside if he is deported.

By recounting the story of when they first met in France, she is hoping to prove that he deserves his Green Card. But, he keeps interrupting her.

 

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