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javabird
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Re: How to Post Images Using the Add Product Feature

Thanks for posting this. I just tried it and it worked. I still don't think the users should have to resort through using all kinds of workarounds to use a broken forum. B&N needs to fix it.,
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Free K***** eBook at That Other Site

For those who can read Kindle eBooks, Vaulte Kamish is offering the Kindle version of his novel Endanged Species:  Book 1: "Diary of an Eco-Warrier"  free from Thursday, September 26, to Sunday, September 29.  Here is the description (and warning) from the product page for the paperback version:

 

Caution!! For Mature Readers Only. ***This book contains black comedy, social satire, and disturbing scenes of graphic violence - in addition to British spelling - which have been known to cause consternation in less intelligent readers. Side effects include: "thinking", "learning", and other latent, self-reflexive behaviours that could lead to further contemplation.****

If you think you are at risk, please consider the following statements: - "Tropic Thunder", "Thank You for Smoking", and "Dr Strangelove" are tragic and unamusing - Stephen Colbert is America's "Great White Hope" - The "Daily Show" is for morons; Fox News is for The Chosen
If you answered "yes" to any of the questions above, DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK.

This book is for enlightened readers only. Apologies to the rest of you, especially those who gave a review of '2' stars or lower, as the experience must have been a psychologically painful one (otherwise you wouldn't have bothered to review it in the first place). In order to prevent this shocking material from promoting any further cognitive dissonance within the Borg-Matrix, we humbly request that you do not recommend this book to your friends. Thank you for your cooperation.

Description:
"Endangered Species" is a brand-new, action-adventure, comedy series from the SEAM writers workshop that explores impending eco-disasters in a highly entertaining and satirical way.


Synopsis:
"Diary of an Eco-Warrior" chronicles the adventures of intrepid but unfortunate animal tracker, Chuck Collins, as he goes in search of endangered species to save from oblivion. Problem is, Collins is a disaster-magnet. Animals hate him... and they can't wait to tear him apart.


Dogged by the epic failure of his safari amusement park, he badly needs to resurrect his career before self-loathing consumes him.


His producer puts him on the trail of vicious animals in peril - in the hope that something catastrophic will get caught on camera and boost ratings. Reality exceeds expectation, however, when the hapless crew are caught in a cross-fire on their first expedition. Heavily armed poachers appear to be kidnapping exotic and dangerous animals for sport.

 

"My name is Chuck Collins and I'm on a mission from Gaia."
Inspired by a higher calling, Collins leads his crew across the globe to scupper the poacher's plans, but ends up uncovering a far bigger conspiracy to save the planet by nefarious means.

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GraphicAudio is currently offering three (3) freebies

GraphicAudio ("A Movie in Your Mind"), which produces audiobooks in the action-adventure, fantasy, science fiction, post-apocalyptic, comic, and western genres, is currently offering the following three free stories, accessible collectively at this link and individually at the links below:

 

Release DateAug 1, 2013
Approximate Running Time1 Hours
Content RatingAges 13+
THE PEACH BLOND BOMBER introduces Zackary Nixon Johnson, Private Investigator, his sidekick Harv, artificial intelligence and the world and setting where the Nuclear Bombshell Series takes place.

 

Release DateDec 1, 2011
Approximate Running Time1 Hours
Content RatingAges 18+
Listen to the story that launched the internationally bestselling Templar Chronicles series...

Captain Cade Williams and the newly formed Echo Team are sent to the city of Boston to investigate reports of a mysterious blood cult and the disappearance of several members of the Templar Order. What they find will have repercussions that echo well into the future...

This story introduces the character of Cade Williams, a former Boston SWAT officer who developed certain unusual powers in the wake of an encounter with a supernatural entity known as the Adversary. The events that unfold in this story form some of the background for A TEAR IN THE SKY, the third book in the Templar Chronicles series.
 

 

 

Release DateJun 1, 2013
Approximate Running Time2 Hours
Content RatingAges 18+
This FREE short story introduces you to Eileen WilksWorld of the Lupi, one the central werewolves in the series, and a powerful menacing evil which continues to plague her characters. Originally Human is a richly engaging side-trip of the epic journey in the World of the Lupi series coming to you in Graphic Audio.

"Molly doesn't look her age. In fact, Molly never will, having already been around for centuries with no signs of wear. That's because Molly is a succubusnot demonic, but cursed. A victim rather than victimizerand more than sympathetic to the gorgeous and naked man she finds hiding in the woods. Unlike Molly though, he has no memory of his pastonly that hes being hunted for reasons he cant explain. Now they must both try and solve the riddle of his origin before his pastor even hersreaches out of the darkness to destroy them."

 

Enjoy!

 

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University of Chicago Press free e-book of the month - October 2013

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Excerpted from their email:

 

"Our free e-book for October is Thirty Years of Phoenix Poets, 1983 to 2012, an e-book sampler from the lifespan of this acclaimed series. Especially if you’re one of those folks on unwanted holiday, move your mind into poetic space with Thirty Years of Phoenix Poets. Oh, and it's DRM-free: one less thing to worry about . . .

 
"And if you have a favorite device—or multiple devices—you can also get Thirty Years of Phoenix Poets for free in the Amazon Kindle store, in the Apple iBookstore, and from GooglePlay. Why play favorites? Collect them all!"
 
MORE DETAILS (some redundant):
 
Thirty Years of Phoenix Poets, 1983 to 2012: An E-Sampler
SELECTED BY UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS STAFF
35 pages | ©2013
ISBN: 9780226093147

Selected poems from books in the Phoenix Poets series. This e-book is DRM-free.

For thirty years now the Phoenix Poets series has been publishing the best poets working in English, from young poets publishing their first books to renowned masters at the peak of storied careers. This sample presents some of the best poets and poems from those three decades—it’s sure to whet your appetite and get you coming back for more!
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PhoenixPick's monthly FREE ebook - October 2013

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Halo by Paul Cook

DESCRIPTION (from the PhoenixPick October 2013 newsletter):

 

The mysterious alien artifact called the Halo came quietly and mysteriously and then sowed the earth with seeds that threatened to destroy humanity by destroying their souls. 

 

But the aliens had underestimated the human spirit and a band of Moon-based scientists survive to fight and take back what is rightfully ours. 

 

A powerful, visionary and scary look into our future and a possible encounter with an alien species almost impossible to beat.

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. ~Groucho Marx
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Re: PhoenixPick's monthly FREE ebook - October 2013

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PhoenixPick doesn't seem to have updated their website yet.  The Free Book showing there is still last month's, Jack Chalker's River of Dancing Gods.

 

I'll check again tomorrow.

 

Edit: Never mind.  They fixed it while I was posting this.

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Re: This thread is still here

Just a reminder.

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Froide
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The Culled, by Simon Spurrier

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The Culled, by Simon Spurrier

$0.00 at Rebellion Books, $5.49 in the NOOK Store

 

He made a stand against the end of the world...

The Blight arose from nowhere. It swept across the bickering nations like the End of Times and spared only those with a single fortuitous blood type.

Hot-headed religion and territorial savagery rule the cities now. Somewhere amidst the chaos a damaged man receives a signal, and with it the tiniest flicker of hope. The chance to rediscover the humanity he lost, long ago, in the blood and filth and horror of The Cull.
 
About The Author : Simon Spurrier
 
Simon Spurrier is an award-winning writer of novels and graphic novel fiction. He's worked extensively for the UK's talent-factory title 2000 AD, has published novels with Abaddon, the Black Library and Black Flame, and has won a series of accolades and prizes for screenwriting. He's worked as a cook, a bookseller, a BBC Art Director and a film student. He lives in London because the night sky is a far better shade of green than anywhere else.
 
Pages: 400
ISBN (Mobi): 9781849970358
ISBN (Epub): 9781849970136
ISBN (Print): 9781905437016
Published: 15 Aug 2006
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Froide
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Unnatural History, by Jonathan Green

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Unnatural History (Pax Britannia Series #1) by Jonathan Green
$0.00 at Rebellion Books, $5.49 in the NOOK Store
 
Action and adventure in a new Age of Steam!

In two scant months the nation, and all her colonies, will celebrate 160 years of Queen Victoria's glorious reign. But all is not well at the heart of the empire. It begins with a break-in at the Natural History Museum. A night watchman is murdered. An eminent Professor of Evolutionary Biology goes missing. Then a catastrophic Overground rail-crash unleashes the dinosaurs of London Zoo. But how are all these events connected? Is it really the work of crazed revolutionaries? Or are there yet more sinister forces at work? Enter Ulysses Quicksilver - dandy, rogue and agent of the throne. It is up to this dashing soldier of fortune to solve the mystery and uncover the truth before London degenerates into primitive madness and a villainous mastermind brings about the unthinkable. The downfall of the British empire!
 
About The Author : Jonathan Green
Jonathan Green is a freelance writer well known for his contributions to the Fighting Fantasy range of adventure gamebooks, as well as his novels set within Games Workshop’s worlds of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000, which include the Black Templars duology Crusade for Armageddon and Conquest of Armageddon. He has written for such diverse properties as Sonic the Hedgehog, Doctor Who, Star Wars The Clone Wars and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He is also the creator of the popular steampunk Pax Britannia line, published by Abaddon Books, and has an ever-increasing number of non-fiction books to his name. To keep up with what he is doing, go to http://www.jonathangreenauthor.blogspot.com.
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Froide
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The Wizard's Coming, by Juliet E. McKenna

The Wizard's Coming, by Juliet E. McKenna

$0.00 at Rebellion Books

 

A short story which serves as an excellent introduction to Juliet E. McKenna's bestselling fantasy novels, 'The Wizard's Coming' was originally published in the short story anthology 'The Solaris Book of New Fantasy'.

Discover the fallout from the events in 'The Wizard's Coming' in McKenna's brand new epic fantasy series, 'The Hadrumal Crisis', which will begin with the release of 'Dangerous Waters' in August 2011.
 
About The Author : Juliet E. McKenna
Juliet E McKenna has been interested in fantasy stories since childhood, from Winnie the Pooh to The Iliad. An Abiding fascination with other worlds and their peoples played its part in her subsequently reading Classics at St. Hilda's College, Oxford. After combining bookselling and motherhood for a couple of years, she now fits in her writing around her family and vice versa. She lives with her husband and children in West Oxfordshire, England.
 
Pages: 48
ISBN (Mobi): 9781849972574
ISBN (Epub): 9781849972581
Published: 04 Aug 2011
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University of Chicago Free Book - November

"Sexy Orchids Make Lousy Lovers & Other Unusual Relationships" by Marty Crump
 
 Marty Crump relates in short chapters the extraordinary, sometimes bizarre, interactions of animals, plants, fungi, and bacteria.
 
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PhoenixPick's monthly FREE ebook - November 2013

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THE CHILDREN STAR (An Elysium Cycle Novel)

Joan Slonczewski

 

Only children can colonize the planet Prokaryon, genetically modified for a world whose chemistry kills unaltered adults. A colony of orphans struggles to survive, and finds the planet hides strange secrets.

 

The Prokaryan landscape is ordered, as if by unseen gardeners, "hidden masters" no human has ever found. The weather behaves as though designed to meet the planet's needs. When fire threatens a forest, a rainstorm appears, only to dissipate when the fire is put out.

 

When a ruthless corporation threatens to terraform Prokaryon, to recreate it for "normal" humans, there is a sudden urgency to find the intelligent life form directing the planet. For only then can the colonists save their world—and reveal unexpected possibilities for the human future.

 

“A story that is not only exciting but also filled with memorable characters.”—Publishers Weekly

 

“This novel's fireworks in the final third admirably justify its long, slow fuse.”—The New York Times

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. ~Groucho Marx
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Downpour's monthly FREE audiobook - November 2013

Peter Panhttp://www.downpour.com/peter-pan-1

 

Read by Christopher Cazenove

 

 

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Free Audible audiobook - The Gray Man (by Mark Greaney)

The Gray Man

    • Written by: Mark Greaney                          
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder                                                                                                                                                                      
    • Length:    10 hrs and 41 mins                     
    • Format:                                                                                     Unabridged                                                                                     
  • Release Date:11-08-13                             
  • Publisher:                                 Audible, Inc.                            
  • Program Type:                                 Audiobook                            

                 

Court Gentry is known as The Gray Man - a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible, and then fading away. And he always hits his target. But there are forces more lethal than Gentry in the world. And in their eyes, Gentry has just outlived his usefulness. Now, he is going to prove that for him, there's no gray area between killing for a living-and killing to stay alive.

 

Publisher's Summary

Dead Eye is Mark Greaney’s next audiobook from The Gray Man Series. It will be available on December 3rd.

Get ready for white-knuckled listening. Greaney's debut novel - and future feature film - introduces the enigmatic and elusive Court Gentry, a former CIA operative and a legendary hired gun. With a terrifying ability to vaporize targets and a strict moral code, he stalks the gray margins of the world, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible, then fading away. When his government and former employers turn on him, there is no safehouse to run to, no way to lie low. In a constant state of escape and pursuit, Gentry tears through the Middle East and Europe in a riveting life-or-death race against time.

 

Fast-paced, well-researched, and fun, The Gray Man is already being adapted for a movie by the company behind Tom Cruise's Knight & Day.

 

©2009 Mark Greaney (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

 

What the Critics Say

"Through the carnage, Gentry remains an intriguing protagonist with his own moral code. Comparisons will be made to Jason Bourne, but the Gray Man is his own character. The ending screams for a sequel, but it will be difficult to maintain the intensity level of this impressive debut." (Booklist)

"Hard, fast, and unflinching – exactly what a thriller should be." (Lee Child)

"Bourne for the new millennium." (James Rollins)

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Free Audible audiobook - Shark Tank Jump Start Your Business

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Free Audible audiobook - Three Shots Rang Out: The JFK Assassination 50 Years Later

Free: Three Shots Rang Out - The JFK Assassination 50 Years Later | [Darren Reynolds]

 

Three Shots Rang Out: The JFK Assassination 50 Years Later

 
 
  • LENGTH
    2 hrs
  • RELEASE DATE
    11-14-13
  • AUDIO FORMATS
    About Audio Formats
    2 3 4 Enhanced Audio
 
Publisher's Summary

This edition of Three Shots Rang Out: The JFK Assassination 50 Years Later is an audio-only ABC News special created exclusively for Audible and hosted by ABC World News Anchor Diane Sawyer. Sawyer takes listeners back to Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963, for a “you are there” exploration of the day of U.S. President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Key moments include:

  • The very first reports of the assassination of President Kennedy.
  • Eyewitness accounts from that day in history and their reflections 50 years later.
  • Highlights from key newsmakers of the day.
  • Go inside the ABC News Radio newsroom as anchors sift through incoming bulletins on the shooting of President Kennedy.
  • Hear from Gayle Newman, the woman who was nearest to the president’s limousine when he was shot; Aubrey Reich and Dennis McGuire, two young paramedics who found themselves in the middle of history; and Gladys Johnson who rented the room where Lee Harvey Oswald was staying that day he when he left for work at the Texas School Book Depository.
  • Hear expanded interviews with Dr. Ronald Jones, who was bedside for both President Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald; and Pierce Allman, a reporter who happened to run into Oswald as he was asking for instructions to the nearest phone.
  • Plus, expanded coverage of President Kennedy’s funeral, and a look at the controversies surrounding the Kennedy assassination with political historian Larry Sabato.

These real time audio reports, eyewitness recollections from 1963, and new analysis make for a powerful experience of this fateful day in recent history.

©2013 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc (P)2013 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc

 

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. ~Groucho Marx
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2 different FREEBIE downloadable versions of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The audiobook of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum is available for FREE download on two different sites:

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Re: 2 different FREEBIE downloadable versions of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The one on the Audible website is currently not showing as free.
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Arc Manor / Phoenix Pick December 2013 Freebie

The Last Legends of Earth - A Radix Tetrad Book  (this title links to the NOOK book)

By A. A. Attanasio

 

$9.99 at BN

Free at Arc Manor/Phoenix Pick (at www.PPickings.com)

 

 (This is a repeat of one of their 2010 offerings).

 

Register for the newsletter to get the coupon code for December; it will be good through the end of December.

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December's Free Monthly (audiobook) Download at Downpour

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Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. ~Groucho Marx