12-21-2011 09:46 AM
Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey (2010, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
The undead can really screw up your senior year . . .
Marrying a vampire definitely doesn’t fit into Jessica Packwood’s senior year “get-a-life” plan. But then a bizarre (and incredibly hot) new exchange student named Lucius Vladescu shows up, claiming that Jessica is a Romanian vampire princess by birth—and he’s her long-lost fiancé. Armed with newfound confidence and a copy of Growing Up Undead: A Teen Vampire’s Guide to Dating, Health, and Emotions, Jessica makes a dramatic transition from average American teenager to glam European vampire princess. But when a devious cheerleader sets her sights on Lucius, Jess finds herself fighting to win back her wayward prince, stop a global vampire war—and save Lucius’s soul from eternal destruction.
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By Richard Templar
Publisher: Pearson Education
Series: Richard Templar's Rules
File size: 1 MB
This is the eBook version of the printed book.
The Rules of Management: They're surprisingly easy to learn and live by. Now, Richard Templar's brought them all together in one place. They're surprisingly easy to learn and live by. Now, Richard Templar has brought them all together in one place: the quick, irreverent The Rules of Management. Templar covers everything from setting realistic targets to holding effective meetings; finding the right people to inspiring loyalty. Learn when and how to let your people think they know more than you (even if they don't)--and recognize when they really do! Discover how to adapt your style to each team member... create your own private game plan for success... manage stress and stay healthy... and take charge, as if you were born to manage! The first edition of The Rules of Management became a global phenomenon, topping bestseller charts around the word. This new, even better edition contains 10 brand-new rules to take you further, faster.
12-21-2011 11:14 PM
by Bernhard Schlink
Publisher: Vook Inc.
Edition description: Enhanced (Compatible with Nook Color/Tablet Only)
Age range: 18 years
File size: 59 MB
"The Weekend" is the latest novel from Bernhard Schlink, bestselling author of "The Reader." It tells the story of a group of people involved in the political upheaval in Germany in the 1970s and how it affects their lives today.
After twenty-four years, Jörg, a convicted murderer and terrorist, has been released from prison. The announcement of his pardon sends shock waves throughout the country, but before the announcement, his friends-some of whom were Baader-Meinhof sympathizers or those who clung to them-gather for his first weekend of freedom. They excavate old memories and pass clandestine judgments on the wildly divergent paths they've taken since their youth.
In this Vook, chapters from "The Weekend" are paired with videos featuring Schlink as he reflects on terror, politics and his writing process. These videos are a window into the author's mind, and give insight to the history behind the story. As a special bonus at the end of this Vook, read Bernhard Schlink's short story "A Little Fling."
12-21-2011 11:29 PM
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
File size: 368 KB
Keys to Understanding Your Son's Heart and Mind
Your son struggles with the constant pressure to prove himself--in the classroom, on the playing field, and especially among his friends. And while he may put up a tough exterior, deep inside he hungers for family support and connection. You long to be there for him, but chances are he's put up a formidable wall of silence, leaving you wondering how to break through.
In What Your Son Isn't Telling You, teen experts Michael Ross and Susie Shellenberger offer a rare glimpse into the secret lives of teen boys--behind-the-scenes footage you might miss in the day-to-day life of your son--accompanied by practical advice on how to provide the support and connection your son desperately needs.
Packed with real-life stories and emails from teen guys, this must-read will give you a new understanding of what your son isn't telling you.
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By Shelley Gray
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Series:Heart of a Hero Series, #1
File Size: 1 MB
Texas, 1872. Clayton Proffitt knows Vanessa Grant can no longer live at home. Once more, he knows he's the only person who should take her away. Before Vanessa's father's death, Clayton promised he'd do everything in his power to keep her safe. So begins their journey from the plains of west Texas to the mountains of Colorado. Along the way, their faith is tested and their safety compromised. But most of all, Clayton's promise is tested. He will do anything to honor his promise to her father . . . even if it means it will break his heart.
When Clayton Proffitt, foreman of the Circle Z Ranch in Texas, discovers Vanessa Grant crying in the barn late one night, he first thinks she's gotten herself into another scrape. But when he spies the marks on her back and hears about her stepfather's advances, Clayton knows he must spirit Vanessa away to safety.
As they make their way west, it becomes apparent that there's something special between Vanessa and Clayton- far more significant than mere friendship or his sense of duty. Unfortunately, also heading west are Vanessa's brother Miles and her stepfather Price Venture. Price wants Vanessa back for obvious reasons; Miles wants to earn his stepfather's respect. Eventually, unexpected confrontations reach a harrowing conclusion. As their family begins to heal, their journey and trials they've faced helps them realize their future is in God's guiding hands.
12-21-2011 11:49 PM
by Joyce Magnin
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Series:Bright's Pond Series
File size: 766 KB
The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow is the story of an unusual woman, Agnes Sparrow. No longer able or willing to leave her home, where she is cared for by her long-suffering sister Griselda, Agnes has committed her life to the one thing she can do-besides eat. Agnes Sparrow prays and when Agnes prays things happen, including major miracles of the cancer, ulcer-healing variety along with various minor miracles not the least of which is the recovery of lost objects and a prize-winning pumpkin.
The rural residents of Bright's Pond are so enamored with Agnes they plan to have a sign erected on the interstate that reads, "Welcome to Bright's Pond, Home of Agnes Sparrow." This is something Agnes doesn't want and sends Griselda to fight city hall. Griselda's petitions are shot down and the sign plans press forward until a stranger comes to town looking for his miracle from Agnes. The truth of Agnes's odd motivation comes out when the town reels after the murder of a beloved community member. How could Agnes allow such evil in their midst? Didn't she know? Well, the prayers of Agnes Sparrow have more to do with Agnes than God. Agnes has been praying to atone for a sin committed when she was a child. After some tense days, the townsfolk, Griselda, and Agnes decide they all need to find their way back to the true source of the miracles-God.
12-21-2011 11:53 PM
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Series:Prescription for Trouble Series, #1
File size: 439 KB
In the first book of the Prescription for Trouble series, "Code Blue" means more to Dr. Cathy Sewell than the cardiac emergency she has to face. It describes her mental state as she finds that coming back to her hometown hasn't brought her the peace she so desperately needs. Instead, it's clear that someone there wants her gone . . . or dead. Cathy returns to her hometown seeking healing after a broken relationship, but discovers that among her friends and acquaintances is someone who wants her out of town . . . or dead. Lawyer Will Kennedy, her high school sweetheart, offers help, but does it carry a price tag? Is hospital chief of staff Dr. Marcus Bell really on her side in her fight to get hospital privileges? Is Will's father, Pastor Matthew Kennedy, interested in advising her or just trying to get her back to the church she left years ago? When one of Cathy's prescriptions almost kills the town banker, it sets the stage for a malpractice suit that could end her time in town, if not her career. It's soon clear that this return home was a prescription for trouble.
12-22-2011 11:58 AM
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Chicken Soup for the Soul
12-22-2011 04:40 PM
A delightful ebook original novella from New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James. Winning the Wallflower introduces Lucy and her best friend Olivia—who just happens to be the heroine in Eloisa’s next book, The Duke Is Mine, on sale 12/27. Includes lengthy bonus excerpts from 4 other titles.
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication date: 12/6/2011
- Pages: 100
12-22-2011 07:48 PM
Hurry and grab this now, because it's not likely to be free tomorrow!
The Dog Next Door: And Other Stories of the Dogs We Love by Callie Smith Grant (2011, Baker Publishing Company)
A wagging tail. A goofy, floppy-tongued smile. An excited bark when your keys jingle in the door.
Dogs are truly one of God's finest creatures, a marvelous gift for us humans. They love us despite our faults and remind us to slow down and enjoy the simple things in life. They give us their all in return for food, play, and a scratch behind the ears.
The Dog Next Door is a delightful collection of true stories that celebrate the dogs in our lives. Inside you'll meet a timid standard poodle who conquers his fears to bring joy to others, a brigade of protective German shepherds, a friendly dog who pulls a young man back from the darkness of mental illness, a scruffy mutt who finds her calling, and many more. These warm stories will touch your heart and renew your spirit.
So curl up on the couch with the special dog in your life . . . and enjoy!
"Every dog has a tale to tell. This lovable collection of true and heartwarming stories celebrates the bond between dogs and humans. You'll be entertained, inspired, and touched by the ability of dogs to be instruments of God's miracles. These powerful stories will resonate with anyone who has loved a dog."--Suzanne Woods Fisher, bestselling author of the Lancaster County Secrets series and puppy raiser for Guide Dogs for the Blind
"There's nothing like a good dog story to reassure me that, despite the six o'clock news, the world is still a good place. And I truly believe that dogs make us more human. I predict that these uplifting and amazing canine tales will warm the heart of any animal lover."--Melody Carlson, author of The Christmas Dog
Callie Smith Grant is the editor of A Prince among Dogs and A Dickens of a Cat. She is also the author of several nonfiction books for young readers and adults, as well as many animal-themed stories and poems that can be seen in Guideposts anthologies and in magazines such as Small Farmer's Journal.
12-23-2011 11:16 AM - edited 12-23-2011 11:17 AM
by Jerry Bridges
Religion & Spirituality
Do you want more substance to your daily devotional? Then you will appreciate this one-year devotional from Navigator author Jerry Bridges.
Each entry has been carefully selected from his best writings, connecting with you on a deeper level and encouraging personal discovery.
This quick daily read is full of inspiration, commitment, and transformation for men and women to grow in spiritual maturity.
12-23-2011 11:24 AM
Nook Book "Limited Time" Freebie List - 12/23/2011
New items are in bold and followed by 3 asterisks. Please make sure that the price is what you expect it to be before hitting "Buy".
- 25 Days to Better Thinking and Better Living (Pearson) (12/20)
- Into the Wild (Warriors Series #1) (HarperCollins) (12/19)
- Child of the Mist (Baker) (12/1)
- Rules to Live By (NavPress) (12/20)
- Blood Oath (Ellora's Cave) (11/28)
- Dangerous Grounds (Samhain) (12/1)
- Trace's Psychic (Ellora's Cave) (12/5)
- The Bond That Ties Us (Ellora's Cave) (12/20)
- Circle of Friends Cookbook - 25 Savory Pie Recipes (Gooseberry Patch) (11/8)
- A Parchment Paper Thanksgiving (F+W Media ) (11/16)
- Salads for Every Season (Workman) (11/17)
Computers & Internet
- Big Data Now (O'Reilly) (10/21)
- The Evolution of Data Products (O'Reilly) (10/21)
- What Is HTML5? (O'Reilly) (10/21)
- What Is Node? (O'Reilly) (10/21)
- HTML5 for Publishers (O'Reilly) (10/27)
- What Is EPUB 3? (O'Reilly) (10/28)
- Building eCommerce Applications (Computers & Internet) (10/28)
- What's New in Flash Player 11 (O'Reilly) (12/13)
- What's New in Adobe AIR 3 (O'Reilly) (12/13)
- The French Maid (Pocket Books) (11/13)
- Druid's Daughter (Ellora's Cave) (11/28)
- Harlequin Holiday Collection (Harlequin) (12/1)
- The English Heiress (Ellora's Cave) (12/5)
- The Scargill Cove Case Files (Penguin) (12/8)
- In His Own Defense (Lawyers in Love, Book One) (Ellora's Cave) (12/13)
- Soul Hunger (Ra's Chosen, Book One) (Ellora's Cave) (12/13)
- Triple Threat (Harlequin) (12/13)
- That Voodoo You Do (Samhain) (12/16)
- Faith (Brides of the West Series #1) (Tyndale) (12/19)
- Only Us: A Fool's Gold Holiday (Harlequin) (12/19)
- Miss May (Calendar Girls) (Ellora's Cave) (12/20)
- A Texan's Promise (Abingdon) (12/21) (***)
- Winning the Wallflower (HarperCollins) (12/22) (***)
- Kaplan New GRE (Kaplan) (10/21)
- Master and Man (HarperCollins) (12/19)
- The Sentinels: Fortunes of War (Greenleaf) (10/28)
Mystery & Thrillers
- Clues to Christie (HarperCollins) (11/23)
- The Clinch Knot (F+W) (12/17)
- Hurt Machine (F+W) (12/20)
- Transfer of Power (Simon & Schuster) (12/22) (***)
- New Digital Media and Learning as an Emerging Area and ''Worked Examples'' as One Way Forward (MIT Press ) (11/11)
- Girls to the Rescue Book #1 -- 1 free story (Meadowbrook)
- Between the Panels (First Second)
- Axel the Truck: Rocky Road (HarperCollins) (11/1)
- Ripley's Bureau of Investigation 1 (Ripley Publishing) (12/8)
- Napoleon's Pyramids (HarperCollins) (12/16)
- The Amazon's Curse (Harlequin) (12/13)
- Club College (Kaplan) (10/21)
- Harvard Envy (Kaplan) (10/21)
- Brand Like A Rock Star (Live Oak)
- Rethink: Key Concepts (Pearson)
- The Do's and Don'ts of Holiday Parties (St. Martin's)
- Winning the Zero Moment of Truth - ZMOT (Vook) (11/6)
- The Myth of the Garage And Other Minor Surprises (Crown) (11/11)
- Officers Weep (Faber and Faber)
- Orientation (Faber and Faber)
- Temporary Stories (Faber and Faber)
- The Bridge (Faber and Faber)
- God's Eye (Emerald Book Company) (12/20)
- Fodor's 100 Hotel Awards (Random House) (12/14)
- Haunted Destiny (St. Martin's) (11/24)
Lifestyle & Home
- The Everything Family Christmas Book (Adams) (12/17)
Religion & Spirituality
- 2012 and Beyond (Kabbalah Centre Books) (12/7)
- Game Plan for Life (Tyndale) (12/13)
- Holiness Day by Day (NavPress) (12/23) (***)
- The Keeper (Center Street)
- Clever John (Center Street)
- The Wall: Reshuffle the deck (MyAppitude)
- Bernhard Schlink on Writing The Weekend and the Short Story ''The Little Fling'' (Vook) (12/21) (***)
- The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow (Abingdon) (12/21) (***)
- Full-Blooded Fantasy (Simon & Schuster) (11/13)
- Tortured (Roaring Brook Press) (12/8)
- Indigo Blues (Llewellyn) (12/9)
- 11:15: The Making of a Halfling (Zondervan) (12/15)
- Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) (12/21) (***)
- Your Dream Wedding on a Budget (Workman) (12/20)
Biographies & Memoirs
- The Incredible Tito (Open Road) (12/16)
12-23-2011 11:24 AM
- Invisible (Baker) (12/16)
- Haunted Love (Candlewick Press) (12/7)
- Code Blue (Abingdon) (12/21) (***)
Science Fiction & Fantasy
- Grace Immaculate (Tom Doherty) (10/23)
Business & Investing
12-27-2011 02:00 PM - edited 12-27-2011 02:03 PM
By Steven James
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Series:Patrick Bowers Files Series #1
Special Agent Patrick Bowers never met a killer he couldn't catch. Until now.
Called to North Carolina to consult on the case of an area serial killer, Bowers finds himself caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse. Cunning and lethal, the killer is always one step ahead of the law, and he's about to strike again. It will take all of Bowers's instincts and training to stop the man who calls himself the Illusionist.
Thrilling, chilling, and impossible to put down, The Pawn will hold you in its iron grip until the very last page.
"A captivating look at the fine line between good and evil. The Pawn is not to be missed."--Ann Tatlock, author of Every Secret Thing
"Steven James combines 21st-century high-tech law enforcement techniques with 18th-century Sherlockian deduction to craft an exciting, suspense-filled story."--Dr. Kim Rossmo, Center for Geospatial Intelligence and Investigation, Texas State University
Critically acclaimed author Steven James is one of the nation's most innovative storytellers. Since developing his skill as a performer at Eat Tennessee State University (MA in Storytelling), he has spoken more than 1,500 times throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Now harnessing his ability to build suspense with his vivid imagination and evocative writing, Steven is launching his first series of high-octane thrillers, the Bowers Files. Steven lives with his wife and daughters in the hills of Tennessee.
12-28-2011 07:00 PM
I hope that yall will find something that you would like to read.
12-29-2011 10:35 AM
After about a year away, Kensington is back with a couple of free e-books from its Love Spell imprint.
The Deadliest Sin (Love Spell/Kensington)
They had haunted Julia Woolcott all her life, but the strangest of all began with an invitation to a scandalous house party, and a game more dangerously arousing than any she'd ever imagined.
Driven by his ruthless ambition, Alexander Strathmore would do anything to come face to face with the mystery man who'd challenged him to first debauch Julia, then destroy her.
A wild shot...a frantic carriage ride through the night...a forbidden seduction. Rakehell adventurer and sheltered spinster, Alexander and Julia will break every rule of propriety to chase down their nemesis and consummate their unlikely passion.
12-29-2011 10:37 AM
Changeling Moon (Changeling Series #1) (Love Spell/Kensington)
He roams the moonlit wilderness, his every sense and instinct on high alert. Changeling wolf Connor Macleod and his Pack have never feared anything-until the night human Zoey Tyler barely escapes a rogue werewolf's vicious attack.
As the full moon approaches, Zoey has no idea of the changes that are coming, and only Connor can show her what she is, and help her master the wildness inside. With her initiation into the Pack just days away and a terrifying predator on the loose, the tentative bonds of trust and tenderness are their only weapons against a force red in tooth, claw . . . and ultimate evil.
12-30-2011 01:18 AM
by Lynne Connolly
Rock meets classical. Paranormal meets mortal. Will anybody get out alive? The members of rock band Pure Wildfire are firebird shape-shifters. Manager John Westfall will sacrifice anything for the power they wield, even his daughter Corinne.
Corinne attracts Aidan in a way he's never known before. He'll do anything to release her from Westfall's trap. He offers her marriage, but Aidan wants more from Corinne - he wants her heart. And he'll give her his in return.
Classical guitarist Corinne is desperate to escape her father's control. She loves Aidan but craves her freedom - can she trust him to give it to her? Can she trust the wild man of rock with her heart? There's only one way to find out. Dive into the wildfire!
by Lorie O'Clare
Book 1 in the Lunewulf series.
An unexpected human attack on a lunewulf pack has led to devastating losses, leaving the pack with very few single females old enough to mate. Drastic measures must be taken. Lunewulf law goes into effect, stating that every female shall have three males for her mates. If the matings aren't consummated in thirty days, the males die.
Nik Alexander knows Sophie Rousseau is his. The entire pack knows it. He's sniffed after her since high school, and now it's time to approach his pack leader and ask that Sophie be his mate. But with the new law in effect, Nik must share Sophie with two other males.
Nik is an honorable lunewulf. He won't turn away from his pack. As much as he wants to rip the throat out of his pack leader, he will respect the new law. Lukas Kade and Jonathan Abram may have Sophie, but only under Nik's terms.
Reader Advisory: This story contains a scene of menage-a-trois sex.