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Free 08/09/12

Now I Walk on Death Row  

by Dale S. Recinella  

 

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781441214805
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/1/2011

 

As one of the most influential finance lawyers in the country, Dale Recinella was living the American dream. With prestige, power, and unthinkable paychecks at his fingertips, his life was perfect... at least on paper. But on the heels of closing a huge deal for the Miami Dolphins, Dale's life took an unfathomable turn. He heard--and heeded--Jesus's call to sell everything he owned and follow him. Thus began a radical quest to live out the words of Jesus--no matter what the cost.

In this quick-paced, well-written story, Recinella shares his amazing journey from growing up in the slums of Detroit to racing through "the good life" on Wall Street to finally walking the humble path of God--the path of ministry on death row.  

 

 

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repeat freebies 08/09/12

 

Dead Reckoning 
by Ronie Kendig

 

Dead Reckoning

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781426713439
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2010

Dead Reckoning is the story of a young woman anxious to abandon the crushing effects of her father’s espionage career only to find herself tangled in the very web of mystery and intrigue that consumed his life.Underwater archeologist Shiloh Blake is consumed with passion for the water and inflamed at the injustices of life, blaming her secret agent father for her mother's death. When her first large-scale dig traps her in the middle of an international nuclear arms clash, she flees for her life and is followed by an unknown man. Who is he? How is he always one step ahead? Reece Jaxon is a former Navy SEAL, who now serves his country as a spy. His mission is threatened by the beguiling Shiloh Blake as he hunts down the sources to a nuclear dead drop in the Arabian Sea. The only way to end this nightmare and prevent a nuclear meltdown is for Shiloh to join forces with Reece. Will Shiloh violate her vow to never become a spy like her father?  Will she reconcile with her father? Will her trust issues destroy her chance for love? And will she allow God to help her through this ordeal?

 

 

Rally 'Round Green 
by Judy Christie

 

Rally 'Round Green

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781426736865
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Series: Green Series , #4

Green survived a tornado, but now the town faces a new storm—one that threatens the schools!

 

As Green continues to recover from a horrendous tornado, newlyweds Lois and Chris just want to return to a normal life in their home on Route Two.

 

But even more threats to Green loom on the horizon. The state of Louisiana announces plans to close Green’s schools, which will put Chris out of work and end a long-standing tradition of community pride. Lois and Chris know the loss will crush the community and harm students forced to travel more than an hour to classes. Then there’s that new highway that’s creeping even closer . . .

 

But Green has another tradition: Rallying around each other. Newspaper owner Lois, Mayor Eva, and college students unite to fight the bureaucrats, with some surprising—and unexpected results.

 

 

The Lord Is My Shepherd: The Psalm 23 Mysteries
by Debbie Viguie

 

The Lord Is My Shepherd: The Psalm 23 Mysteries

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781426713859
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2010

Cindy’s church is getting ready to celebrate Easter, and Jeremiah’s Temple is preparing for Passover when Cindy literally stumbles over the body of an unknown man lying dead in the sanctuary. The church was locked, and a bloody cross necklace on the floor seems to be the only clue. The killer is likely a member of the congregation, but there are hints that similar deaths have happened in the past. Are Cindy and Jeremiah dealing with a serial killer? They have to unravel the clues before Easter Sunday arrives and more people die.

 

 

Valeria's Cross 
by Kathi Macias, Susan Wales

 

Valeria's Cross

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781426715587
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010

In the 3rd century, pampered Roman princess Valeria falls in love with Mauritius, captain of the Theban Legion. She sends him off to battle, where he suffers under the schemes of a notorious pagan general with an ambition for power and a lust for Valeria. In a scene based on true events, the evil Galerius kills Mauritius and his entire legion for their Christian faith. And in a shocking turn of events, the grieving Valeria is forced to become Galerius’ wife against her will. Never has a marriage been set up for such failure. Valeria loathes her new husband, but he seems to undergo a change of heart, adopting a child for her and giving her power and authority, and even love. She struggles with the commitment she knows she must keep, and the love she knows she will never find again.

 

 

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Free Friday 08/10/12

Reap the East Wind  

 

Overview

It has ended. It begins again. In Kavelin, Lady Nepanthe's new life with the wizard Varthlokkur is disturbed by visions of her lost son, while King Bragi Ragnarson and Michael Trebilcock scheme to help the exiled Princess Mist re-usurp her throne — under their thumb. In Shinsan, a pig-farmer's son takes command of Eastern Army, while Lord Kuo faces plots in his council and a suicide attack of two million Matayangans on his border. But in the desert beyond the Dread Empire, a young victim of the Great War becomes the Deliverer of an eons-forgotten god, chosen to lead the legions of the dead. And the power of his vengeance will make a world's schemes as petty as dust, blown wild in the horror that rides the east wind.
This volume marks the beginning of the end. Reap the East Wind is the first step on the road to the long-delayed final chapter of Glen Cook's legendary Dread Empire series.

 

  • Publisher: Night Shade Books
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8/10/2012 - Updated "Limited Time" Freebie List

Nook Book "Limited Time" Freebie List - 8/10/2012

 

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".

 

Fiction

Urban fantasy

Horror

Romance

Technology

Health, Mind & Body

Humor

Suspense

Paranormal Romance

Classics

Travel

Cooking, Food & Wine

Exercise & Fitness

Children's Fiction

Reference

Medical

Religious Fiction

 

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Re: 8/10/2012 - Updated "Limited Time" Freebie List

Literary Criticism

Paranormal

Sports

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Advice & How-to

Erotica

Computers & Internet

Young Adult

Education

Barnes & Noble Classics

Mystery & Thrillers

Children's

Business

Literary Fiction

Fantasy

Religion & Spirituality

Contemporary Fiction

Science

Contemporary Romance

Romantic Suspense

Children's Books

Business & Investing

Historical fiction

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Re: new freebie

Forty Stories by Harper Perennial (HarperCollins, July 2012)

 

Forty Stories is the first long-form work published under the aegis of Fifty-Two Stories, the short fiction blog of Harper Perennial. Since its inception in 2009, Fifty-Two Stories (fiftytwostories.com) has hosted work by writers both new and established, including Neil Gaiman, Louise Erdrich, Mary Gaitskill, Dennis Cooper, Jennifer Haigh, Tom Piazza, Lydia Peelle, Willy Vlautin, Marcy Dermansky, and more. Fifty-Two Stories has attracted particular attention for the early exposure it has given to innovative young writers such as Blake Butler, Ben Greenman, Amelia Gray, Seth Fried, and Catherine Lacey.

 

Forty Stories features work by Harper Perennial authors including Butler, Greenman, Elizabeth Crane, Adam Wilson, Matthew Norman, and Greg Bardsley. It also includes stories by novelists Jess Walter (Beautiful Ruins) and Shane Jones (Daniel Fights a Hurricane), and acclaimed short-form writers Jamie Quatro (I Want to Show You More), Roxane Gay, and Lindsay Hunter. New voices include Nigerian writer Adetokunbo Abiola; recent Center for Fiction fellow Mitchell S. Jackson; and adult film actress Kayden Kross.

 
The full list of contributors includes: Adetokunbo Abiola • David Backer • Greg Bardsley • Daniel Browne • Blake Butler • Elizabeth Crane • Laura Jane Faulds • Kelli Ford • D. Foy • Roxane Gay • Sharon Goldner • Ben Greenman • Jim Hanas • Brandon Hobson • Lindsay Hunter • Mitchell S. Jackson • Shane Jones • Kayden Kross • Catherine Lacey • O. A. Lindsey • Karon Luddy • Alexander Lumans • Scott McClanahan • Mesha Maren • Tessa Mellas • Kyle Minor • Matthew Norman • Nathan Oates • Eric Raymond • Alan Rossi • Jamie Quatro • Michael Ramberg • Joseph Scapellato • Eliezra Schaffzin • Matt Stewart • Jess Walter • David Williams • Adam Wilson • Paula Younger

 

 

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Free 08/10/12

7 Simple Choices for a Better Tomorrow  

by Bob Merritt

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781441238597
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/1/2012

 

Bob Merritt (PhD, Penn State University) has been senior pastor at Eagle Brook Church, a multisite church with four locations north of the Twin Cities, Minnesota, since 1991. With 13,000 in average weekend attendance, Eagle Brook is the largest congregation in the five-state area of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and the Dakotas. He also teaches homiletics at Bethel Seminary.

 

 

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Re: free novella / prequel

Under the Olive Tree by Courtney Miller Santo (HarperCollins, July 2012)

 

In a small town in Northern California, the olives are ripening and the Keller women, a multigenerational family of firstborn daughters, are preparing to send their youngest, Erin, abroad. Although she worries about forsaking her family, she is compelled to take a chance at living her dream.

 

A crisis the day before she is to leave makes Erin question her choice. Is it possible that before she can return to Hill House, she might lose one of her beloved grandmothers? Because, although she has three caretakers—Anna, her great-great-grandmother; Bets, her great-grandmother; and Callie, her grandmother—Erin has no mother. It is an absence keenly felt and never mentioned.

 

Under the Olive Tree offers a tantalizing glimpse into the secrets of the Keller women, which spill out in surprising and heartbreaking ways in the forthcoming novel The Roots of the Olive Tree. Enjoy this early taste!

 

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Hide in Plain Sight (Love Inspired Suspense Series #65) 

Publisher: Harlequin

 

"Please God, if you're listening, keep Rachel safe." She couldn't turn her back on her family in their time of need. So when her sister was injured, financial expert Andrea Hampton traded the big city for Amish country to help turn her grandmother's house into an inn. But life with the Plain People took a treacherous turn when a string of accidents and pranks threatened her family. Someone didn't want the secrets the old house harbored to come to light. Trusting anyone-even the handsome carpenter who seemed so genuine-was a battle for Andrea, but her life depended on her ability to find the truth.

 

 

 

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Secrets (Michelli Family Series #1)  

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

 

Lance Michelli is on a quest to discover the secrets his grandmother cannot tell. What happened all those years ago, and what is it she so desperately needs him to find? The old villa in Sonoma holds the answers, but it is now owned by a young woman who neither knows nor cares about his mission. But Rese Barret is a force to contend with, and her own impending storm could sweep him up as their sparring creates a fierce and uncomfortable attraction. From bestselling author Kristen Heitzmann.

 

 

 

 

When Calls the Heart   

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

 

Nothing in her cultured East Coast upbringing prepared Elizabeth for a teaching position on the Canadian frontier. Yet, despite the constant hardships, she loves the children in her care. Determined to do the best job she can and fighting to survive the harsh land, Elizabeth is surprised to find her heart softening towards a certain member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Book 1 of the bestselling Canadian West series.

"A lovely eastern schoolteacher faces the frontier with the firm resolve to never marry a rowdy adventurer of the West"--Provided by publisher.

 

 

 

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Freebie 8-11-2012

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Trail of the Red Diamonds  

 

by L. Ron Hubbard

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781592126248
  • Publisher: Galaxy Press, LLC
  • Publication date: 9/15/2010
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 124
  • Series: Stories from the Golden Age

Overview

A pulse-pounding adventure that would put Indiana Jones on edge. Most copies of The Travels of Marco Polo leave out a great deal and are difficult to decipher. Yet when one original manuscript lands in the hands of Lieutenant Jonathan Daly, he's able to translate the tale well enough to discover the trail to a chest of fabulous red stones buried with the long-dead Emperor of China, Kubla Kahn. An offering to the gods to light the leader's way to heaven, the glittering stones are worth several million dollars, as they are diamonds.

Recently recovered from a bout of malaria and two bullet holes collected in war-ravaged Gran Chaco, Lieutenant Daly sets out on his treasure travels, ignoring warnings from friends and doctors. He follows Marco Polo's words straight into a dark maze of betrayal, espionage and death—with more riding on each precious line of text than he ever imagined.  ALSO INCLUDES THE ADVENTURE STORY "HURRICANE'S WAR.

"... a very strong Indiana Jones feel to it, even though it predates Indy by nearly five decades....an exciting story that keeps readers glued to the page: Hubbard at his best."Booklist

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Free 08/12/12

 

Silvertip

by Max Brand

 

Silvertip

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781440549298
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 6/3/2012
  • Series: Prologue Western

It was a one shot kill …

 

But it wasn’t the man Silvertip meant to kill. It was just a kid wearing Bandini’s cape. And while Silvertip wasn’t denying he pulled the trigger, it was Bandini who set the youngster up, sending him out of the saloon to die like a dog. It should have been the back-shooting, throat-cutting Bandini who bled his life away into the dust of that dark alley.

 

Before the young boy’s corpse was cold, Silvertip made an oath. He’d track down the kid’s kin. And whatever the youngster was supposed to do, he’d finish the job. Then he’d find Bandini and kill him proper. Though it was a crying shame you couldn’t kill a man like Bandini more than once …

 

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781414360461
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/19/2011

 

Jeremiah Williams has been tending the gardens of the Tennessee governor’s mansion for over twenty-five years. And like most first families who have come and gone, this one has stolen his heart.

 

Mackenzie and her husband, Governor Gray London, have struggled for ten years to have a child and are now enjoying a sweet season of life—anticipating the coming reelection and sending their precious daughter, Maddie, off to kindergarten—when a tragedy tears their world apart. As the entire state mourns, Mackenzie falls into a grief that threatens to swallow her whole.

 

Though his heart is also broken, Jeremiah realizes that his gift of gardening is about far more than pulling weeds and planting flowers. It’s about tending hearts as well. As he uses the tools that have been placed in his hands, he gently begins to cultivate the hard soil of Mackenzie’s heart, hoping to help her realize what it took him years to discover.

 

A Southern tale of loss, love, and living, The First Gardnerreminds us that all of life is a gift, but our heart is the most valuable gift of all.

 

 

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Re: Free 08/12/12 (repeat freebie)

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Living Successfully with Screwed-Up People  

by Elizabeth B. Brown

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781441207364
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/1/2010

 

You can be positive--no matter who tries to bring you down.

Unfortunately, the world is full of screwed-up people. But the good news, says Elizabeth B. Brown, is that your world no longer has to revolve around them. With brilliant insights and a keen sense of humor, this trusted author shows you how to:
take back the power from the difficult people in your life
respond productively when confronted
remain poised and in control when everyone around you loses it
win fairly in unfair battles
let go of the past and live triumphantly now

Dozens of real-life success stories, brief diagnostic tests, and practical tools are included to help you assess your own unique situation and gain the confidence to live successfully with screwed-up people.

You can stop being the victim of others and start loving life in spite of them.

 

 

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Re: Free 08/12/12 I have had this book on my wish list. So excited to get it!

 
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Free 08/13/12

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some new freebies:

 

Presentations in Action: 80 Memorable Presentation Lessons from the Masters (Enhanced Edition)
by Jerry Weissman

 

 

  • ISBN-13: 9780132694889
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 5/19/2011
  • Edition description: Enhanced
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • File size: 24 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

World-renowned presentation coach Jerry Weissman has spent 20 years helping top executives succeed in the most important business presentations of their lives. Here’s what he’s learned: the best way to get his message across is to show his techniques in action. Weissman does just that: he teaches how to make spectacularly successful presentations by showing exactly how great presenters have done it. Weissman dives into his library of outstanding presentations, sharing examples from current events, politics, science, art, music, literature, cinema, media, sports, and even the military. His compelling examples don’t just demonstrate what’s universal about effective human communication: they also reveal powerful ways to solve the specific challenges presenters encounter most often.

 

This book’s five sections focus on each element of the outstanding contemporary presentation: Content: Mastering the art of telling your story; Graphics: Designing PowerPoint slides that work brilliantly; Delivery skills: How to make actions speak louder than words; Q&A: How to handle tough questions; Integration: How to put it all together.

 

From clarifying “What’s in it for you?” to crafting better elevator pitches, improving flow to using anecdotes, Presentation in Action is packed with solutions–and packed with inspiration, too!

 

 

Mastering the Leadership Role in Project Management: Practices that Deliver Remarkable Results
by Alexander Laufer

 

Mastering the Leadership Role in Project Management: Practices that Deliver Remarkable Results

 

In this book, project management expert Dr. Alexander Laufer leads an all-star team of practitioners and thought leaders in presenting a powerful project leadership framework. Laufer’s framework addresses the toughest challenges of new product development: large, complex projects composed of many diverse, geographically distributed, and highly interdependent components; organizational change; and repeated and risky tasks. Laufer reveals core leadership principles that are crucial to successful project leadership in dynamic and complex environments, regardless of industry, project goals, or stakeholders. Then, together with his contributors, he presents eight chapter-length case studies covering exceptionally challenging projects in a wide spectrum of industries and products – from developing missiles to reorganizing companies, building spacecraft and dairy plants to flying solar-powered airplanes. Readers will discover new ways to unleash the power of autonomy and learning; adapt to change on a timely basis; “give up” control without “losing” control; use face-to-face interaction to maximize alignment; manage “no fun” missions in hostile environments; deliver on bold ideas through sheer preparation; learn from practice – and unlearn lessons that need to be unlearned. Mastering the Leadership Role in Project Managementwill be invaluable to executives, project leaders, and aspiring project leaders in all organizations – regardless of their project goals, backgrounds, or experience.

 

 

Turning Patterns into Profits with Harmonic Trading (Collection) 
by Scott M. Carney 

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780133068658
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 4/27/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 560
  • File size: 21 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

2 breakthrough guides to harmonic trading: how to uncover natural patterns that consistently identify critical price levels and market shifts!

 

Looking for a powerful new approach to technical analysis that can prove its effectiveness? You’re looking for Scott Carney’s Harmonic Trading. Now, for the first time, you can get the world’s two best guides to Harmonic Trading for one low price, in convenient eBook format. In Harmonic Trading, Volume One: Profiting from the Natural Order of the Financial Markets, Carney offers the definitive introduction to this breakthrough approach. Carney, President and Founder of HarmonicTrader.com, demonstrates how harmonic trading combines Fibonacci measurement strategies with advanced pattern recognition analysis, unlocking valid market signals as if they were the combination to a safe. Carney presents natural harmonic patterns that consistently identify critical price levels and market turning points: patterns analogous to the predictable behavior of natural systems. Next, he presents a comprehensive plan for applying Harmonic Trading in real trades. Then, in Harmonic Trading, Volume Two: Advanced Strategies for Profiting from the Natural Order of the Financial Markets, Carney introduces advanced Harmonic Trading concepts presented in no other book, including the important 5-0 and Alternate Bat patterns. Carney also introduces the RSI BAMM Advanced Execution Model, a breakthrough approach to identifying the right trade at the right time. Both books are packed with examples from equities, currencies, commodities, and foreign markets; for both short- and long-term timeframes; and in all types of markets. Together, these books don’t just introduce valuable new technical analysis techniques: they show traders exactly how to profit from them.

 

From the creator of and pioneering expert in Harmonic Trading, Scott Carney

 

 

Business Basics: The Skills You Need to Succeed (Collection)
by Jo Owen, David M. Levine, David F. Stephan, Robert Follett, Natalie Canavor

 

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/business-basics-jo-owen/1111699458?ean=9780133087147&itm=1&usri=busi...

 

  • ISBN-13: 9780133087147
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 5/14/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1000
  • File size: 43 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Your complete modern management library: today’s most crucial skills and best practices for success!

 

From finance to strategy, leadership to communication, these four outstanding books bring together the skills and best practices every manager and aspiring leader needs to succeed today! Jo Owen’s Mobile MBA distills years of MBA management theory into bite-size solutions for 101 critical business challenges. From start to finish, it focuses on what really works in practice, giving managers focused answers that can make them dramatically more effective, instantly. Next, in Even You Can Learn Statistics, Second Edition, David Levine and David Stephan teach you all the statistical techniques you’ll need for finance, quality, marketing, or any other business role—one easy step at a time! Simple, jargon-free explanations help you understand every technique…worked problems offer hands-on practice…detailed instructions help you get answers using tools you already have. In How to Keep Score in Business, Second Edition, long-time CEO Robert Follett helps you capture crucial insights buried in balance sheets, income statements, and other key reports. Follett shows how to apply core tools for analyzing financial reports and investment opportunities and demystifies accounting terms every decision-maker and investor should know. Finally, The Truth About Business Writing That Works shows how to gain a lifelong competitive advantage by becoming a great business writer. You’ll learn how to persuade more effectively in every format: emails, Web sites, presentations, proposals, resumes, grant proposals, even text messages! Step by step, you’ll learn how to plan and organize your content…make your point fast…tell your readers what’s in it for them…and get them to act!

 

From world-renowned leaders in management at all levels, including Jo Owen, David Levine, David Stephan, Robert Follett, Natalie Canavor, and Claire Meirowitz

 

 

Negotiating to Win: Strategies and Skills for Every Situation (Collection)
by Richard Templar, Jonathan J. Herring, Leigh Thompson, Terry J. Fadem

 

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780133087222
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 5/18/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 912
  • File size: 1 MB

Negotiate and communicate to get what you want—no matter who’s on the other side of the table!

 

Four great books show you how to negotiate, persuade, influence…get what you want! In How to Get What You Want…Without Having to Ask, best-selling author Richard Templar brings his inimitable blend of originality, imagination, wisdom, and straight talk to the challenges of getting people to say “yes” to you! Templar offers up to 100 clever, simple, pain-free techniques for becoming the kind of person people want to support…helping people say yes…saying just the right thing if you do need to ask! Next, in How to Argue, leading lawyer Jonathan Herring reveals the secrets and subtleties of making your case and winning hearts and minds. Herring covers everything from making your point more crisply to keeping your cool in heated situations. In The Truth About Negotiations, Leigh L. Thompson teaches 53 proven negotiation principles and bite-size, easy-to-use techniques that work. You’ll learn how to prepare within one hour…negotiate with friends, colleagues, and spouses…master the win-win litmus test…become a truly world-class negotiator. Finally, in The Art of Asking: Ask Better Questions, Get Better Answers, Terry J. Fadem reveals the core questions that every manager needs to master...shows how to avoid the mistakes business questioners make most often...identifies ten simple rules for asking every question more effectively. You’ll learn how to ask tough questions and take control of tough situations... use questions to promote innovation, drive change, identify hidden problems, and get failing projects back on track!

 

From world-renowned leaders in business negotiation and communication, including Richard Templar, Jonathan Herring, Leigh L. Thompson, and Terry J. Fadem

 

 

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Re: Free 08/13/12

 

more new freebies:

 

Vegan 101: Master Vegan Cooking with 101 Great Recipes
by Kate DeVivo

 

Vegan 101: Master Vegan Cooking with 101 Great Recipes

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781572846869
  • Publisher: Agate Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/8/2011
  • Pages: 144
  • Series: 101 Series
  • File size: 7 MB

This new series by Surrey Books launches with an everything-you-need-to-know guide to vegan cooking, and features 101 delicious, diverse, recipes, all of which have been thoroughly kitchen-tested to ensure you have success every time you make one.

Vegan 101 starts with a detailed introduction that covers the basics of vegan cooking and discusses helpful how-to's, insider tips, and keys to best results. This book--like all the books in the 101 series--features a simple, contemporary-looking design that's as clear-cut as it is elegant, with measures calculated using both traditional and metric quantities.

Scattered throughout are beautiful full-color photographs that enhance the book's strong visual appeal. This is a practical, hands-on kitchen resource that will also look great on the shelf--and because its flexi-binding is sewn, it's supremely easy to keep open and flat on your kitchen counter while you're cooking from it.

Perfect both for beginners and more experienced cooks looking to broaden their kitchen horizons,
Vegan 101's breadth of recipes are drawn from a wide range of culinary traditions. Among the delicious recipes include here:
Black Bean and Okra Gumbo
Sesame Pasta Salad with Summer Vegetables
Vietnamese Curried Coconut Soup
Orzo with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Mushrooms
Quinoa with Roasted Eggplant and Squash
Cranberry-Apple Tart
Pasta Santa Fe

Vegan 101will be an essential addition to the ranks of vegan cookbooks, and the 101 series it premiers is positioned to become a popular resource for contemporary home cooks.

 
 

101 Ways to Reach Your Community
by Steve Sjogren

 

101 Ways to Reach Your Community

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781615214464
  • Publisher: NavPress Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/27/2000
  • File size: 1 MB

Discover 101 simple, effective ways your church or small group can demonstrate the love of God to your community.

 

Be encouraged to discover new ways to reach out to those in need.

 

The activities in this book can be used during outreach events, missions activities, and evangelism.

 

 

Sifted: God's Scandalous Response to Satan's Outrageous Demand
by Rick Lawrence

 

Sifted: God's Scandalous Response to Satan's Outrageous Demand

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781434704481
  • Publisher: Cook, David C.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Pages: 272
  • File size: 3 MB

Discouraged by life’s difficulties—both life-shifting catastrophes and the drip-drip-drip of daily trouble? Dissatisfied with the same old pat answers about God’s role in our hard times? Rick Lawrence offers fresh biblical perspective based on a single Scripture snapshot in Luke 22:31-32. Jesus tells Peter he’s about to be “sifted like wheat”—shaken hard, beaten, and agitated until he practically falls apart. Satan’s going to do it. And Jesus is going to allow it, in the interest of showing Peter who he really is. Lawrence uses the simple agrarian metaphor of sifting as a jumping-off point for a rigorously honest, deeply challenging, yet powerfully comforting exploration of the trials that beat us down, the good God who allows our troubles, and the incredible beauty the process of sifting can reveal in us. 

 

 

Kate's Song: Forever After in Apple Lake 
by Jennifer Beckstrand

 

Kate's Song: Forever After in Apple Lake 

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/kates-song-jennifer-beckstrand/1107374954?ean=9781609367237 

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781609367237
  • Publisher: Guideposts
  • Publication date: 4/4/2012
  • Pages: 316
  • File size: 369 KB

Kate Weaver returns home to her family’s farm in Apple Lake, Wisconsin, battered and bruised and carrying a secret. She is not yet baptized and has spent the past year at a music conservatory in Milwaukee, living among the English. Music is Kate’s passion, and she is very good, so she faces a difficult choice; she must either give up her family and home to pursue her talents or come home and be baptized and give up on her dreams. And with Nathaniel King, the handsome neighbor boy she grew up with, paying attention to her, the choice of whether to return to school in the fall is even harder. Kate wins a starring role in an upcoming opera, and as she wrestles with pressure from her family and her newfound feelings for Nathaniel, she is also haunted by what happened to her just before she left school: she fought to protect her friends against an angry ex and landed the man in intensive care. Will the consequences of that battle be the end of everything she’s ever wanted? Will Nathaniel wait around while she tries to figure out God’s plan for her life?

 

 

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Cooking the Books: A Sloane Templeton Mystery
by Bonnie S. Calhoun

 

Cooking the Books: A Sloane Templeton Mystery

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781426754067
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • File size: 2 MB

After her mother dies from a heart attack, Sloane Templeton goes from Cyber Crimes Unit to bookstore owner before she can blink. She also "inherits" a half-batty store manager; a strange bunch of little old people from the neighborhood who meet at the store once a week, but never read books, called the Granny Oakleys Book Club; and Aunt Verline, who fancies herself an Iron Chef when in reality you need a cast iron stomach to partake of her culinary disasters. And with a group like this you should never ask, “What else can go wrong?”  

A lot! Sloane begins to receive cyber threats. While Sloane uses her computer forensic skills to uncover the source of the threats, it is discovered someone is out to kill her. Can her life get more crazy?

 

 

When The Devil Whistles 
by Rick Acker

 

When The Devil Whistles

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781426720192
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Pages: 400
  • File size: 2 MB

“I didn’t have a choice. I didn’t.” That’s what Allie Whitman tells herself every night as she lies awake. Sometimes she even believes it. But mostly she knows deep down that her inability to make a hard choice has put millions of lives at risk, including her own. Now the only one who can help her is her lawyer, Connor Norman. Unfortunately, Allie’s actions have destroyed Connor’s trust in her—and may destroy much, much more.

 

 

Prize of My Heart
by Lisa Norato

 

Prize of My Heart

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781441270016
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/1/2012
  • File size: 1 MB

Massachusetts, 1815.
Will His Love Endure Once He Learns Her Secret?

Three years ago, Captain Brogan Talvis's late wife abandoned their son, leaving no clue as to the boy's whereabouts. After searching relentlessly, Brogan discovers his son was adopted by a New England shipbuilder. And the man's daughter, Lorena Huntley, acts as loving guardian to the child.

Lorena, who hides a dark truth, finds herself falling for the handsome captain and ex-privateer who's come to secure ownership of one of her father's ships. She's unaware of Brogan's own secret when another's deceit has her sailing toward Europe against her will.

Haunted by thoughts of Lorena in peril, Brogan is compelled to choose between the boy he longs for and the woman who has captured his heart.

 

 

The Triumph of Grace: Grace in Africa series #3
by Kay Marshall Strom

 

The Triumph of Grace: Grace in Africa series #3

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781426735585
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Series: Grace in Africa Series
  • File size: 1 MB

Grace in Africa is a sweeping historical three-part saga of slavery and freedom that takes the reader from an island off the west coast of Africa to Southern plantations and finally on to Canada.

 

All her life, Grace Winslow, the daughter of a mixed marriage between an English sea captain and an African princess, has been forbidden to ever approach Zulina, the fortress that juts out into the sea off the African coast. In book 1, when she escapes the family compound to avoid an odious betrothal, she is swept up in a slave revolt.

 

As the truth about Zulina unfolds, Grace begins to grasp the brutality and ferocity of the family business—the capture and trade of slaves. Held for ransom, viciously maimed by a runaway slave, and threatened with death, Grace is finally jerked into reality when her parents leave her to die rather than negotiate with the slaves. Grace sympathizes with the plight of the captives, and she is genuinely moved by the African Cabeto’s passion, determination, and willingness to sacrifice anything, including his own life, for his people’s freedom.

 

With much of the island in flames, and the slaves freed, Grace is abandoned by her parents. Where shall she go? Her old nursemaid Mama Muco, opens a missionary Bible that she has managed to save and points to Isaiah 61: “The Lord has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound…to give unto them garlands of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning.”

 

It’s a new beginning for Grace.

 

 

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The Rules of Life, Expanded Edition: A Personal Code for Living a Better, Happier, More Successful Life
by Richard Templar

 

The Rules of Life, Expanded Edition: A Personal Code for Living a Better, Happier, More Successful Life

 

  • ISBN-13: 9780132498241
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 11/25/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • File size: 975 KB

The first edition of this bookbecame a global phenomenon, topping bestseller charts around the world. This new, even better, edition includes nine brand-new rules to take you further, faster. In this book, Richard Templar brings together 106 practical rules that happy, successful people follow, even if they've never thought about it. These are realistic, commonsense things you can do differently, starting today... small things that make a powerful difference. Templar offers real wisdom on telling the difference between what's important and what isn't... focusing on changes you really can make... using your intuition... learning positive lessons from your regrets... having great dreams and making practical plans... staying young... forgiving without becoming a pushover. Follow The Rules of Life. You'll feel better. You'll be a better friend, partner, and parent. And you'll leave the world a better place.

 

 

A Texan's Honor: The Heart of a Hero Book #2 
by Shelley Gray

 

A Texan's Honor: The Heart of a Hero Book #2

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781426753848
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2012
  • Series: Heart of a Hero Series
  • File size: 1 MB

Texas, 1874. Years ago, Will McMillan had fought in the open, next to his Captain, Clayton Proffitt. Now he’s waging another war undercover, pretending to be a member of the notorious Walton Gang.

 

But when a hostage situation goes awry and an innocent woman is in the middle of the fray, Will knows he must protect her no matter what happens. Even if his cover is blown. Even if they risk being killed by his gang or by the lawmen on their trail. Even if the woman he’s risking everything for will never love him back.