Loved every minute of this, I expect movie scripts to beckon!
I can't even decipher the first paragraph of the description.
Also, this is a Smashwords book. There is a separate list for Smashwords because there are so many of them.
by Ray LeVitre
File size: 21 MB
You're in control of Your Retirement Future
Inside are twenty major financial decisions which could profoundly impact your lifestyle over the next forty years. For many retirees, these decisions come as a surprise and must be made hastily without proper consultation. But by reading the expert, commission-free advice in this book, you'll learn how to manage your assets and prepare for the best possible retirement.
- Do I have enough money to retire now?
- How will I cover my medical expenses during retirement?
- When should I begin taking Social Security?
- How much should I invest in stocks, bonds, and cash?
- What criteria should I use to identify the best investments?
- Should I cancel my life insurance policy?
- Should I pay off my mortgage at retirement?
Ray E. LeVitre is a Certified Financial Planner with nearly twenty years of experience in the financial services industry, working for Fidelity, CitiCorp, Mutual of New York, and Merrill Lynch before starting his own firm. He has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Money magazine, Newsweek, and Kiplinger's. A fee-only advisor, Ray does not receive commission from any product or service he recommends. Visit networthadvice.com.
by Davis Bunn
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
File size: 1 MB
Marc Royce works for the State Department on special assignments, most of them rather routine, until two CIA operatives go missing in Iraq--kidnapped by Taliban forces bent on generating chaos in the region. Two others also drop out of sight--a high-placed Iraqi civilian and an American woman providing humanitarian aid. Are the disappearances linked? Rumors circulate in a whirl of misinformation.
Marc must unravel the truth in a covert operation requiring utmost secrecy--from both the Americans and the insurgents. But even more secret than the undercover operation is the underground dialogue taking place between sworn enemies. Will the ultimate Reconciler between ancient enemies, current foes, and fanatical religious factions be heard?
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
File size: 355 KB
Praying Christians are hungry to learn how to connect with God in a way that takes them beyond the typical grocery-list approach. Transforming Prayer explores the profound difference between seeking God's hand (what he does for people) and seeking God's face (who he really is). With captivating stories of the transformative power of personal worship and its connection with prayer, this book equips readers with practical tools for a more effective personal and corporate prayer life.
Im a bit confused about these "published" authors who keep putting books on smashwords. I had thought that they were out of print books but this one is a prequil. It looks like the authors are taking their paper back books and using smashwords to bring them digital....maybe? I know that we dont normaly include smashwords books but I keep finding these and it seems a shame not to put them here just because they were digitized through smashwords and not the actual paperback publisher like the larger publishers are doing. I will keep including them, I guess, until asked not to.
Original Publisher: Ang''dora Productions, LLC
ebook: Kristie Cook via Smashwords
Prequel to the award-winning, best-selling Soul Savers Series by Kristie Cook
A father who reveals his truth.
Twins who take different paths—one light, one dark.
Angels who have plans for them both
And Demons who do as well.
So the Earthly battle for souls ignites…
A tale that is over 2,000 years old, this is the story of the Amadis beginnings.
From the author of the Red, Hot and Blue series...
Lar has existed as a cat for a thousand years, with all the discomforts and indignities that go along with it. But when he’s adopted by Belinda and wakes up no longer a cat, but as a man and in her bed, can his curse finally be at an end? For more about the characters of Grace and Donna from Black Cat, look for Just Desserts by Cat Johnson.
Friends With Benefits
Meg thinks she’s getting the best of both worlds when she and her friend Jeff decide to start having sex with no strings attached, until Meg suddenly finds that, strings or not, she’s become attached to Jeff. The question is, does Jeff feel the same, or is there a new woman in his life?
The last thing Brad wants to do is attend leadership school over the 4th of July holiday. How could the Army think it was a good idea to schedule training in Georgia in July? When his roommate Joe suggests they go see the fireworks and they run into Mary Jo, Joe’s first love there, Brad soon realizes things are only going to get a whole lot hotter. Especially once he discovers that Joe likes to share.
The Soldier and the Siren
After having his heart torn out by a Dear John letter while deployed, David returns home without much hope of things getting better. Then he heard her voice and his whole world changed.
The Rookie (a Studs in Spurs series deleted scene)
This 2,500 word deleted scene from Bucked (Studs in Spurs, Book 2) features Mustang, Chase and one lucky woman who gets to know them better. It’s not a complete story, nor is it a happily-ever-after romance, but it is a smoking hot threesome scene fans of the series, and readers of Bucked will love.
Eight Second Ride (a Studs in Spurs series short story)
Young pro bull rider Chase Reese learns a lesson about women the hard way, but makes a friend in the process in this high energy, action packed 3,000 word single scene. Written as a "thank you" to the fans of the Studs in Spurs series who requested more of Chase. See more of Chase and his fellow bull riders Slade and Mustang in the Studs in Spurs series by Cat Johnson and don’t miss Chase’s book Ride (Studs in Spurs, Book 3).
by Steve Bookbinder
Business & Investing
Social media networks are the fastest, most cost-efficient, and effective way for businesses to expand their business and promote their products. Steve Bookbinder, social media business guru, and John K. Waters, veteran hi-tech report, show businesses how to take advantage of the Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, along with dozens of other social media sites to access millions of potential clients and customer.
by Mary Logue
This first in a series launch introduces Claire Watkins, a deputy sheriff for the Pepin County Police Department. Claire, a former Minneapolis police detective, and her 10-year-old daughter Meg fled the Twin Cities after her husband, Steve, also a cop, was killed.
When Landers Anderson--an elderly neighbor who befriended Claire and Meg--dies of a heart attack after being sideswiped with a shovel, Claire determines to find the culprit. This involves delving into Landers's family history and investigating the machinations of a right-wing group, Homeowners of America, that is buying up property to build an environmentally unsound development.
At the same time, Meg fearfully admits to Claire that she saw the man who killed Steve. Claire contacts her former partner, Det. Bruce Jacobs, and prods him into accelerating the investigation into Steve's death.
by Mark Sanborn
Business & Investing
In Up, Down, or Sideways, Mark Sanborn, author of the bestselling book The Fred Factor, prepares you for life’s inevitable cycles of up and down—and, too often, sideways. We tend to be surprised when downturns hit us and treat them as the exception—and when times are good, we act as if they will never change. In this book, Mark shows us what we should always be doing to be prepared for these cycles and events in our lives in order to make the most of them. Mark tells his own story of a downturn he experienced. Then, he identifies the principles and practices that will help you discover opportunities in both good times and bad, in up and sideways years. Mark provides timely wisdom that can’t be ignored no matter where you are in your personal or professional life.
by Randy Singer
In Saudi Arabia, two American missionaries are targeted by the infamous religious police—Muttawa. The man is tortured and killed; his wife arrested on trumped-up charges before being deported to the United States. Compelled by the injustice of her plight, young attorney Brad Carlson files an unprecedented civil rights suit against Saudi Arabia and the ruthless head of the Muttawa. But the suit unleashes powerful forces that will stop at nothing to vindicate the Arabian kingdom. Witnesses are intimidated and some disappear;
jurors are bribed; and a member of Brad’s own team may be attempting to sabotage the case. As Brad navigates a maze of treachery and deception,
he must gamble his case, his career, and the lives of those he loves on his ability to bring justice to one family, challenge the religious intolerance of a nation, and alter the course of international law. Directed Verdict is a Christy Award–winning novel.
by Richard Bromfield
You don't have to say yes to prove that you love them.
"Describes helpful, pertinent, and loving ways to correct spoiled behavior before it becomes a serious problem."
Nearly 95% of parents feel like they are overindulging their children, but feel powerless to stopping themselves.
How to Unspoil Your Child Fast offers a straightforward and practical solution to fixing and preventing the problems of spoiling your children and offers concrete tips, simple strategies, and easy action steps for reversing the effects almost immediately. Feel more confident, competent, and parent more consistently while instilling character and self-reliance in your children today.
What parents are saying:
"Wonderful, trenchant, and desperately needed."
"Short, sweet and to the point for those of us who don't have time to waste."
"Truly sensible and useful."
"Although my daughters like being doted on, they think I parent better...when I utilize many of Dr. Bromfield's suggestions. I highly recommend this book."
"A snappy read, so you can't claim you don't have time. And the method's simple, so you can't pretend you aren't qualified to use it."
by Mari Carr, Jayne Rylon
All roads lead home when that’s where you’ve left your heart.
Compass Brothers, Book 1
Silas Compton always had his eye on Lucy, the veterinarian’s daughter. He was even content to wait for the girl of his dreams to grow up before getting anywhere near her with his family’s double-edged legacy.
Waiting around led to fooling around with his best friend—and an impulsive eruption of desire that Lucy’s innocent eyes weren’t meant to see. Figuring Compton Pass wasn’t big enough for either the three of them or the pain he’d caused, Silas let loose his tightly reined wanderlust and headed for Alaska.
Ten years later, when an oil rig accident sends him home, he braces himself for the reopening of old wounds. Instead he finds himself in the care—and welcoming arms—of Lucy and Colby, whose marriage has plenty of room for the man they both still love. And forgive with all their hearts.
As things start to unravel at Compass Ranch, Silas must dig deep for the strength to assume his rightful place in the Compton family…and lay the foundation for a future with his lovers. If he can forgive himself.
Warning: This book is overflowing with sexy cowboys who like to saddle up and ride each other as well as the woman of their dreams. The likelihood of becoming addicted to their ranch family is high. With three more stories yet to come, beware. You won’t be able to read just one!
by Forbes Blair
File size: 735 KB
Hypnosis is a proven technique that allows people to reprogram their subconscious to change unwanted behaviors. Most books on self-hypnosis require the reader to memorize or record scripts, then put the book aside while they do their hypnosis work. But Instant Self-Hypnosis is the only self-hypnosis book that allows you to hypnotize yourself as you read, with your eyes wide open, without putting down the book.
The author's fail-proof method allows you to put yourself into a hypnotic state and then use that state to improve your life in myriad ways. And because the hypnotic state is induced while you read, you remain aware of your surroundings and can bring yourself back to normal consciousness slowly and gently, using the instructions provided.
Diagnosis Death is no longer free.
Nook Book "Limited Time" Freebie List - 1/27/2012
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".
I've included 10 B&N classics (repeats) previously not posted in the thread
- Kidz Bop (Adams Media) (1/21)
- Finger of Guilt (St. Martin's) (1/5)
- Dead Drop (St. Martin's) (12/30)
- Nocturne with Bonus Material (HarperCollins) (1/17)
- A Parchment Paper Thanksgiving (F+W Media ) (11/16)
- Quick and Easy Family Dinners Cookbook (Gooseberry Patch) (1/24)
- The French Maid (Pocket Books) (11/13)
- Harlequin Holiday Collection (Harlequin) (12/1)
- The Scargill Cove Case Files (Penguin) (12/8)
- Triple Threat (Harlequin) (12/13)
- Stuck in the Middle (Baker) (1/5)
- Fools Rush In (Baker) (1/5)
- Highland Mist (Druid Glen Series #1) (Ellora's Cave) (1/24)
- Always the Baker, Never the Bride (Abingdon) (1/26) (***)
- A Time for Peace (Quilts of Lancaster County Series #3) (Abingdon) (1/26) (***)
- New Digital Media and Learning as an Emerging Area and ''Worked Examples'' as One Way Forward (MIT Press ) (11/11)
Health, Mind & Body
- The Art of Zen Meditation (Open Road) (12/30)
- The Amazon's Curse (Harlequin) (12/13)
- Directed Verdict (Tyndale) (1/15)
- Fodor's 100 Hotel Awards (Random House) (12/14)
- Full-Blooded Fantasy (Simon & Schuster) (11/13)
- Tortured (Roaring Brook Press) (12/8)
- 11:15: The Making of a Halfling (Zondervan) (12/15)
- Zombies Don't Cry (Medallion) (1/15)
- Your Dream Wedding on a Budget (Workman) (12/20)
- Gods and Kings (Baker)
- Priced to Move (Baker) (12/1)
- Ruby (Baker) (12/28)
- To Love Anew (Baker) (12/28)
- Love Me If You Must (Baker) (1/17)
- Finders Keepers (Tyndale) (1/22)
- Haunted Love (Candlewick Press) (12/7)
Science Fiction & Fantasy
- Instant Self-Hypnosis (Sourcebooks) (1/22)
- Spain and Peace (Open Road) (12/30)
- Northern Exposure (Samhain) (1/15)
- Ice Man (Ellora's Cave) (1/16)
- Rent-A-Stud (Ellora's Cave) (1/16)
- Through My Window (Red Light Series) (Ellora's Cave) (1/24)
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)
- Kaplan New GRE (Kaplan) (10/21)
- The Sentinels: Fortunes of War (Greenleaf) (10/28)
I don't remember seeing any of these posted recently, so I apologize if I'm repeating someone else's post.
by Charles Colson, by Harold Fickett
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date: 6/1/2005
Reflecting on his own story and the stories of others, Chuck Colson examines the beliefs and assumptions that form the fabric of our lives. You'll read about: The king of corporate scandals, The woman the Chinese Cultural Revolution couldn't break, The most tragic figure from Watergate, A man recovering from same-sex attraction, The film characters who say the most about what's happening in culture now.
The Good Life searches for answers to the questions we all ask: Who am I? Why am I here? How can I find significance in my life? How can I make my life count? These are the core questions and the central passions of this book. Your answers to these questions will determine how your life story is written.
by Leith Anderson
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication date: 8/1/2009
The story of Jesus cannot be contained in a history of 33 years on an ancient strip of land along the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. The group of 120 followers Jesus empowered transformed the world with the good news of redemption and reconciliation he preached. In this journey through the book of Acts, discover the leaps of faith taken by the early church to spread the news of the miracles they'd witnessed and the message they'd received.
Their story carries us-his current followers-into our future. Their devotion and perseverance challenges us to step out in faith and make a difference in Jesus' name. We can experience Jesus' presence and power as the early church did, and be part of the ongoing movement to change the world with his revolutionary message.
I Shall Not
by Debbie Viguie
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication date: 10/1/2010
Charity work can be murder!
It's Thanksgiving and Joseph Tyler, one of the members of Cindy's church, has organized a new charity that provides homeless people with rescue dogs to love and care for. But one by one, the homeless recipients are being murdered and their dogs stolen. Could an overly competitive millionaire with his prize-winning pooches and a grudge be behind the crimes? Or could it be someone much closer to Joseph who has something sinister to hide? Cindy and Jeremiah must rush to find a killer before he strikes again.
by Linda S. Clare
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication date: 9/1/2009
In The Fence My Father Built, when legally separated Muri Pond, a librarian, hauls her kids, teenage Nova and eleven year-old Truman, out to the tiny town of Murkee, Oregon, where her father, Joe Pond lived and died, she's confronted by a neighbor's harassment over water rights and Joe's legacy: a fence made from old oven doors.
The fence and accompanying house trailer horrify rebellious Nova, who runs away to the drug-infested streets of Seattle. Muri searches for her daughter and for something to believe in, all the while trying to save her inheritance from the conniving neighbor who calls her dad Chief Joseph. Along with Joe's sister, Aunt Lutie, and the Red Rock Tabernacle Ladies, Muri must rediscover the faith her alcoholic dad never abandoned in order to reclaim her own spiritual path.
This one is a repeat, but it's free again (or still):
by Richard L. Mabry
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication date: 9/1/2010
2011 Carol Awards Finalist
Dr. Anna McIntyre’s life was going along just fine until someone else started living it. Her patient died because of an identity mix-up; her medical career is in jeopardy because of forged prescriptions; and her credit is in ruins. She thought things couldn’t get worse, but that was before she opened the envelope and saw a positive HIV test with her name on it.
Her allies are two men who are also competing for her affection. Dr. Nick Valentine is a cynic who carries a load of guilt. Attorney Ross Donovan is a recovering alcoholic. The deeper Anna digs to discover who’s behind the identity thefts the higher the stakes. Finally, when her life is on the line, Anna finds that her determination to clear her name might have been a prescription for trouble.
by Rev Joseph W III Walker
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication date: 1/1/2011
"This book sheds light on the power of purpose in relationships for couples. Why does God bring us together? Is there a purpose bigger than us? To these questions, I would argue, YES! When two people understand their purpose in life, it becomes a qualifier for healthy relationships. God merges their individual purposes so that they compliment, not compete with each other."
Here are the weekly business freebies from Pearson Education. Some are repeats, but others are new:
Critical Thinking Strategies for Success (Collection) by Judy M Chartrand, Stewart Emery, Russ Hall, Heather Ishikawa & John Maketa (2011, Pearson Education)
A brand new collection of critical thinking strategies for better decisions and greater success …now in a convenient e-format, at a great price!
3 great books help you think more clearly about any problem – and transform better thinking into better results – in business, and in life!
Three remarkable books help you think more clearly, flexibly, effectively — and transform better thinking into better personal and business performance! Critical Thinking: Tools for Taking Charge of Your Professional and Personal Life offers practical tools for becoming a better thinker in every aspect of your life: in your career, and as a consumer, citizen, friend, parent, and lover. Richard W. Paul and Linda Elder reveal the core skills of effective thinking, helping you analyze your own thought processes, identify weaknesses, and overcome them. The Truth About Making Smart Decisions brings together 50 powerful “truths” about making better decisions: real solutions for the tough challenges faced by every decision-maker, in business and in life. You'll discover how to systematically prepare to make better decisions...how to get the right information, without getting buried in useless data...how to minimize your risks, and then act decisively...how to make better group decisions...profit from mistakes...and a whole lot more. Finally, Now You're Thinking!: Change Your Thinking...Revolutionize Your Career...Transform Your Life draws on an incredible story of survival in wartime to introduce a model of critical thinking that will help you recognize how your emotions are shaping your actions, evaluate arguments more effectively, and draw conclusions that lead you directly to better life decisions.
From world-renowned leaders in the promotion of effective thinking, includingDr. Richard Paul, Dr. Linda Elder, Robert E. Gunther,Judy Chartrand, Stewart Emery, Russ Hall, Heather Ishikawa, and John Maketa
Making Sense of People: Decoding the Mysteries of Personality by Samuel Barondes (2011, Pearson Education)
Every day, we all size up each other: It's one of the most important things we ever do. Making Sense of People provides the scientific frameworks and tools we need to improve our intuition, and assess people more consciously, systematically, and effectively.
Leading neuroscientist Samuel H. Barondes explains the research behind each standard personality category: extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness. He shows readers how to use these traits and assessments to do a better job of deciding who they'll enjoy spending time with, whom to trust, and whom to keep at a distance. Barondes explains:
- What neuroscience and psychological research can tell us about how personality types develop and cohere.
- The intertwined roles of genes, nurture, and education in personality development.
- How to recognize troublesome personality patterns such as narcissism, sociopathy, and paranoia.
- How much a child's behavior predicts their adult personality, and how personality stabilizes in young adulthood.
- How to assess integrity, fairness, wisdom, and other traits related to morality.
- What genetic testing may (or may not) teach us about personality in the future.
- General strategies for getting along with people, with specific tactics for special circumstances.
Options for the Beginner and Beyond by W. Edward Olmstead (2006, Pearson Education)
Brief, carefully paced lessons on options and trading strategies using verbal definitions and many trading examples for clarification. Each lesson builds on the one preceding it and explains options in plain English, from start to finish. Step-by-step coverage of controlling risk, protecting your investments -- even advanced strategies other introductory books ignore! Authored by Dr. W. Edward Olmstead, contributing editor to The Spear Report and editor of The Options Professor newsletter.
Presenting to Win: The Art of Telling Your Story: Updated and Expanded Edition by Jerry Weissman (2008, Pearson Education)
Thirty million presentations will be given today. Millions will fail. Millions more will be received with yawns. A rare few will establish the most profound connection, in which presenter and audience understand each other perfectly…discover common ground… and, together, decide to act.
In this fully updated edition, Jerry Weissman, the world’s #1 presentation consultant, shows how to connect with even the toughest, most high-level audiences...and move them to action! He teaches presenters of all kinds how to dump those PowerPoint templates once and for all and tell compelling stories that focus on what’s in it for the audience.
Weissman’s techniques have proven themselves with billions of dollars on the line. Thousands of his elite clients have already mastered them. Now it’s your turn!
• What you must do to tell your story
Focus before Flow: identifying your real goals and message
• The power of the WIIFY: What’s In It For You
Staying focused on what your audience really wants
• Capture your audience in 90 seconds… and never let go!
Opening Gambits and compelling linkages
• Master the art of online Web conferencing
Connecting with your invisible audience
• From brainstorming through delivery
Crafting the Power Presentation, one step at a time
Named by FORTUNE Magazine as a "Must-Read"
The Rules of Money: How to Make It and How to Hold on to It, Expanded Edition by Richard Templar (2012, Pearson Education)
Money: some people just seem to know how to get it -- and keep it! What's their secret? What do they know that the rest of us don’t? They know the "rules of money": the "golden behaviors" that create wealth and make it grow. Anyone can learn the rules of money. You could learn them by spending years watching rich people up close... or you can learn them all right now, with Richard Templar’s The Rules of Money, Expanded Edition. Templar -- author of The Rules of Life and many other best-sellers -- has brought together 107 easy wealth-generation techniques you can start using instantly! Now updated and expanded with 9 brand new rules, Templar's rules address everything you need to know about money: how to think wealthy, get wealthy, get even wealthier, stay wealthy, and share your wealth. You'll find great up-to-the-minute advice on saving, spending, and investing, and enjoying your money, too. You'll discover why your money beliefs might be holding you back; how to see wealth as a friend, not the enemy; how to make money without compromising your ethics; avoid envy; make a plan; get your current finances under control; master deal-making and negotiation; discover opportunities nobody else sees, and much more. Templar's bite-size advice isn't just fun to read -- it's easy to use, too!