Sunday, March 31, 2013

2013_03_31 Rock River Recreation Path

Wilma and I parked by the conservatory and walked up to IL Street Park and back. We noted a fair number of bikes, walkers, and joggers, some geese, and a few ducks.

Stuff

3-30-13
Seen on the way to our hike yesterday.

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3-31-13 The Bauer Bridge Tolls will be no more after today. They will be tearing down the toll booths and the islands in a couple weeks.
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This film crew from channel 13 was taking some video.
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Free Kindle Books 3-31-13

From the top 100 free list

The Mating (Law of the Lycans) remains on the list at #12.

Bonded (Prequel to The Mating) remains on the list at #14.

The Keeping (Sequel to The Mating) remains on the list at #15.

101 best jokes remains on the list at #24.

Betrayed: Days of the Rogue

His mate killed in a horrific explosion, ex-Enforcer Damien Masterson now lives as a rogue werewolf. Grief stricken and filled with rage, what depths will he sink to in his search for revenge? And who will be caught in the crossfire? Will it be Eve, a Fae just entering the Awakening stage? Or Rafe McRae, part empath and part wolf? It’s been said that a rogue Enforcer is too dangerous to be allowed to roam. A suspense driven story of love, betrayal and revenge, this latest addition to the Law of the Lycans series is the sequel to Bonded.

5 star:(14)
4 star:(2)
3 star:(1)
2 star:(0)
1 star:(0)

[A new Law of the Lycans book - debuts on the list at #25]

The Finding (Law of the Lycans #3) (The Law of the Lycans) still on the list at #28.

White Jade (The PROJECT: Book One) Remains on the list at #59.

Jim Knighthorse Series: First Three Books A holdover from yesterday at #70. Fourth day on the list, IIRC.

Hollow Strength

WILL THERE BE WAR BETWEEN THE US AND IRAN?

June, 2014. The world is shocked as Iran's newest and most powerful destroyer, the Shaheed, explodes and sinks on its maiden voyage, killing a full cadre of VIPs, including a dozen of the most powerful clerics in Iran. The ship's executive officer, Commander Mohsen Saeed of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy, ashore during the explosion, frantically works to uncover the truth behind the sinking of his ship. Unfortunately for Saeed, learning that truth puts him and his family in grave danger; he is targeted by death squads who want him to carry the secrets he has unearthed to his grave. Meanwhile, accusations of blame for the sinking of the Shaheed bring the US and Iran to the brink of war. As the net of pursuit draws ever closer, CIA officers Joe Cerrato and Cynthia Banks struggle to get Saeed and his family out of Iran before they are caught and executed in cold blood. Full of authentic detail from an author who has served as a field officer in the Directorate of Operations of the CIA, Hollow Strength serves up a compelling picture of the Iran of tomorrow, and the perils of real world espionage operations.

Douglas Frantz, author of the bestselling "Nuclear Jihadist," and two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee describes Hollow Strength with just two words:

"Eerily accurate."

Jeff Stein, author of “ A Murder in a Time of War," veteran Washington Post journalist and “Spy Talk” blogger, says:

“Art Keller has definitely been there, done that. As a former CIA operative in the agency division responsible for tracking black market nuclear weapons, he has seen enough to make his hair stand up straight permanently, and in "Hollow Strength" he'll make yours stand up, too.”

JM Le Duc of Suspense Magazine writes:

"In 'Hollow Strength,' Art Keller accomplishes two things: he tells a great story from the mind of one who has been in the ‘business,’ and he has an uncanny knack of letting his reader know what Iranian culture is truly like. The story begins with the sinking of an Iranian naval vessel by its own government and the captain who figures out the plan. “Hollow Strength” centers on the proud Iranian Naval officer who realizes he is being used as a pawn by the Iranian government and his attempt to bring his family to the United States and the two American agents who devise an intricate plan to try and help him.
There is a lot of background information in the beginning, but once the action begins it is non-stop. It is a heart-throbbing thriller that will keep you glued to the page. If you enjoy espionage and are into the U.S./Iranian political tug of war, Art Keller’s “Hollow Strength” is a no brainer. You will love it."

5 star:(25)
4 star:(7)
3 star:(1)
2 star:(0)
1 star:(0)

[#72. Seems kind of far fetched.]

LAND WITH NO SUN: A Year in Vietnam With the 173rd Airborne (Stackpole Military History Series)
[Back from yesterday at #76. A book that has been on the list before. I am one of the guys who gave it a one star review. It is the kind of book I ought to like, but IMO it is just not very well written. I suspect VN vets who served in the same area may be able to get past the mediocre wiring and appreciate it more than I did. But, I suspect it will not be a general interest kind of book. As always, YMMV.]

Season Of The Harvest (Harvest Trilogy, Book 1) Back from yesterday at #80.

From the AR-15.com free book list thread.

The Housewife Assassin's Handbook (a humorous romantic mystery) (Book #1 - The Housewife Assassin Series)

Murder, suspense, sex--and some handy household tips.

"Secrets, sex, money and scandal! Josie Brown is truly entertaining reading." -- Jackie Collins

IN BOOK 1: THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN'S HANDBOOK:

- EVERY DESPERATE HOUSEWIFE WANTS AN ALIAS: Donna Stone has one...and it happens to be government-sanctioned.
- BUT DONNA EARNED IT THE HARD WAY: Her husband was killed the day she delivered their third child.
- TO AVENGE HER HUSBAND'S MURDER: Donna leads a secret life: as an assassin.
- BUT ESPIONAGE MAKES FOR STRANGE BEDFELLOWS: And brings new meaning to that old adage, "Honey, I'm home..."

5 star:(44)
4 star:(14)
3 star:(10)
2 star:(4)
1 star:(2)

[This one has been free before. I downloaded it and tried to read it on a previous free day. I gave it one of the one star reviews.]

Free Games on Kindle

Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, in an interview he gave in 2010, famously remarked, “The number one app for the iPad when I checked a couple of days ago was called Angry Birds—a game where you throw birds at pigs and they blow up. The number one thing on the Kindle is Stieg Larsson. It’s a different audience. We’re designing for people who want to read.”

Those days are long gone, however. With the introduction of the Kindle Fire, Amazon has embraced the tablet market audience. Unlike its predecessors, the Kindle Fire is not just a reading device. It is a complete Android tablet, running on impressive hardware. You can listen to music, watch movie and play games on your Kindle.

This guide,"Free Games on Kindle" helps you how to:

Get started with gaming on your Kindle
Features information on the best free games available on the Android market for you to play
Teach you how to download the free games
Help you how to play the games

So get a copy of this eBook and have fun playing on your Kindle!

5 star:(6)
4 star:(1)
3 star:(6)
2 star:(0)
1 star:(5)

[Its a short book according to the description and oriented to the Kindle Fire. My guess is you can safely skip this one no matter what based on reading through some of the reviews.]





Saturday, March 30, 2013

3-30-13 Pecatonica Prairie Path

We started at Sumner Park in Pecatonica. Walked the path along the Pecatonica River next to the Winnebago County Fairgrounds, and then west toward the county line.

The bridge is still unfinished and not safe to cross just east of the county line so we turned back there.

On our way back we took a short excursion into the SE corner of Pecatonica Wetlands Forest Preserve. Too muddy, wet, and icy for my taste so we turned back.

A short walk - 3.7 miles according to Base Camp. Lots of wind noise.

Wilma and I have been to these places several times before. I was hoping the bridge would be finished so we could walk into the next county and see how the path is there. I could have sworn the blurb on the FP district web site said it would be finished in December of 2012. But, it obviously is not done yet.

Outdoor Camping Hiking Polypaudio Survival Rescue Emergency Signal Whistle

Now and then I am inclined to purchase low cost outdoors items, usually on eBay. I sometimes get about what I expect, cheap junk that will not work well and fail easily. I have been surprised by how good some of the items turned out to be, especially at the price point. For 99 cents shipped, this is a decent deal IMO.
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I stole this picture from the auction. Hope he does not mind. It describes the whistle pretty well. It was further described as:
Outdoor Camping Hiking Polypaudio Survival Rescue Emergency Signal Whistle Package includes:1*Whistle
It came from China. Was 99 cents including shipping. A little heavier duty than I would have expected. Seems reasonably loud, even not blowing real hard. eBay seller style-park.

Its about 17/16" wide, 2.75" long, and 1/4" thick at its thickest. About 1/8" thick where it goes in your mouth.

Comes with a chain to attach it. I would not use it on a key chain as it is all plastic and probably would not stand up well as a key fob.

Free outdoors Kindle books 3-30-13

From the AR-15.com free book list thread.

The Prepper's Guide To: Bug Out Bags - Your Essential Bug Out Bag Guide Book For Disaster Survival Planning

The Prepper’s Guide to Bug out Bags is your essential guide to 72 hour disaster survival planning and beyond.

It covers the basics of how to choose your BOB and the vital equipment you will need to pack inside it to ensure you are one step ahead of the crowd when it comes to prepping.

All the survival topics are covered from water, food and shelter guides to what sanitation, first aid and communications equipment you will need.

There is also a very handy Bug out Bag supplies checklist at the end to help you and your family plan for survival.

Chapters Include:

Introduction
Choosing Your Bob – Key Considerations
Water Solutions For Keeping Hydrated
Food Provisions On The Go
Clothing - Stay Warm And Dry
Shelter & Bedding Options
Sanitation & Hygiene Awareness
First Aid & Medicines – Keep Healthy
Communications – Don’t Bug Out Blind
Lighting & Heat Options
Self Defense & Weapons
Plan, Prepare & Practice
Miscellaneous Preparations
Your Essential Bob Checklist
Resources

5 star:(6)
4 star:(5)
3 star:(2)
2 star:(1)
1 star:(0)

Free Kindle Books 3-30-13

From the top 100 free list

101 best jokes remains on the list at #12.

The Mating (Law of the Lycans) remains on the list at #14

Bonded (Prequel to The Mating) remains on the list at #16.

The Keeping (Sequel to The Mating) remains on the list at #18.

The Finding (Law of the Lycans #3) (The Law of the Lycans) still on the list at #29. I suspect some kind of orchestrated campaign by the author's fans is what is keeping the law of the Lycans series on the list so long. Hard to tell with free fiction and the fans of such authors. If it was good enough to sell, one would think that is what the author would try to do.

To Iraq And Back #32 today. Been on the list for several days now.

WHITE JADE spins a web of deceit and murder across the globe, against the backdrop of a deadly international power game.

Former Recon Marine Nick Carter is a man with a dark history of emotional and physical scars. He works for the PROJECT, a covert counter-terrorism unit reporting to the President. Selena Connor is a beautiful, strong and skilled linguist. When her wealthy uncle is murdered by someone looking for an ancient book about the elixir of immortality, she's thrown into Nick's dangerous world. 

Nick is assigned to protect Selena and help her recover the missing text. It's the beginning of a life and death adventure reaching from San Francisco to Beijing, from Washington to the hidden chambers of Tibet. Someone is determined to take over China and attack America--and Nick and Selena are right in the line of fire.

International intrigue, terrorist acts and the threat of nuclear war form the core of this fast-paced thriller, the first volume in a series featuring Nick, Selena and the PROJECT.

5 star:(42)
4 star:(27)
3 star:(3)
2 star:(3)
1 star:(1)

[#36. The summary sounds pretty far fetched but it has plenty of good reviews.]

Reviews
"I was skeptical about this novel. Would I really be able to get drawn in to a story about a band of renegades trying to save the world's food supply? Well, the short answer is yes. I was completely engrossed from the very beginning. Season of the Harvest is smart and funny and wild and frightening and really, really scarily believable." - Reviewer Elizabeth Schulenburg
"This novel is a delicious treat for those who like action and adventure. It is a science fiction novel that is at once contemporary and reminiscent of the great novels that have bejeweled the genre through the years. It is a cautionary tale that will haunt the reader, and invite us all to think twice about the simple decisions we make every day." - Author Dan Moore
"Season of the Harvest was smart, entertaining, and believable. If you enjoy your Sci-fi novels and/or thrillers check this book out and then hang on to the edge of your seat, because that is where you will be perched until you hit the last page!" - Moonlit Dreams
If you enjoy stories by James Rollins, Michael Crichton, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, get ready to strap yourself in for a roller coaster ride of terrifying adventure...
You Are What You Eat
At a genetics lab where a revolutionary strain of corn is being developed, FBI Special Agent Jack Dawson's best friend and fellow agent is brutally murdered, his body torn apart.
Jack is convinced that Naomi Perrault, a beautiful geneticist and suspected terrorist, is behind the murder. But when Jack is framed for setting off a bomb that devastates the FBI lab in Quantico, Naomi becomes Jack's only hope of survival.
Confronted by the terrifying truth of what the genetically engineered seeds stolen by his friend are truly for and who is really behind them, Jack joins Naomi in a desperate fight across half the globe to save humanity from extermination...
More Praise From Reviewers
"Hicks tells this story as part X-Files, part CSI and part Jason Bourne. And it works." - The Kudzu Corner
"If you've got a taste for conspiracy theories, then this book is a perfect read. A science fiction fan couldn't ask for anything better. Aliens, action, suspense, even a touch of romance -- Hicks does it all." - The Guilded Quill
Get The Sequel
If you enjoy Season Of The Harvest, make sure to get your copy of Bitter Harvest, the explosive second book of the trilogy!

5 star:(176)
4 star:(96)
3 star:(33)
2 star:(10)
1 star:(6)

[#45. Another book that seems a little far fetched but has lots of favorable reviews. At free, you have little to lose other than some time to start reading it.]

A no-holds-barred, straight-in-your-face account of combat in Vietnam
You know it's going to be hot when your brigade is referred to as a Fireball unit. From May 1967 through May 1968, Ted Arthurs was in the thick of it, humping an eighty-pound rucksack through triple canopy jungle, chasing down the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese in the Central Highlands of South Vietnam. As sergeant major for a battalion of 800 men, it was his job to see them through this jungle hell and get them back home again.

5 star:(17)
4 star:(7)
3 star:(2)
2 star:(1)
1 star:(2)
 
 [# 48. A book that has been on the list before. I am one of the guys who gave it a one star review. It is the kind of book I ought to like, but IMO it is just not very well written. I suspect VN vets who served in the same area may be able to get past the mediocre wiring and appreciate it more than I did. But, I suspect it will not be a general interest kind of book. As always, YMMV.]

Jim Knighthorse Series: First Three Books A holdover from yesterday at #62. Third day on the list, IIRC.


Friday, March 29, 2013

Free Kindle Books 3-29-13

From the top 100 free list

The Mating (Law of the Lycans) remains on the list at #19.

Bonded (Prequel to The Mating) remains on the list at #24.

The Keeping (Sequel to The Mating) remains on the list at #25.

To Iraq And Back #34 today. Been on the list for several days now.

The Finding (Law of the Lycans #3) (The Law of the Lycans) still on the list at #42.

101 best jokes remains on the list at #43.

Jim Knighthorse Series: First Three Books A holdover from yesterday at #64.

Origins: Centurion's Rise Another holdover from yesterday at #96.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Free Kindle Books 3-28-13

From the top 100 free list

To Iraq And Back #12 today. Was on the list yesterday too.

The Mating (Law of the Lycans) remains on the list at #15.

Bonded (Prequel to The Mating) remains on the list at #23.

The Keeping (Sequel to The Mating) remains on the list at #25.

101 best jokes remains on the list at #31.

The Finding (Law of the Lycans #3) (The Law of the Lycans) still on the list at #33.

Jim Knighthorse Series: First Three Books

Boxed set of three #1 bestselling mystery novels featuring private investigator, Jim Knighthorse, including:

DARK HORSE
When high school student Derrick Booker, the only black student at a posh Orange County high school, is accused of killing his white girlfriend, ex-college football hero and detective Jim Knighthorse is hired to dig a little deeper into the murder. It doesn't take long for Knighthorse to realize that not all is as it seems at tranquil Huntington High, from a band director who preys on the innocent to a vice-principal with a secret agenda of her own. Not to mention someone's hired a professional killer to keep Knighthorse permanently off the case. As the investigation continues, Knighthorse's personal life is shattered by the discovery of new evidence relating to his mother's unsolved murder, a murder dating back twenty years. Reeling from the discovery, a determined Jim Knighthorse sets out to bring two killers to justice.

THE MUMMY CASE
Private investigator Jim Knighthorse takes on a very, very cold case. When historian Willie Clarke dies of mysteriously of dehydration in the California deserts, ex-football hero Jim Knighthorse is hired to dig a little deeper—and discovers a shocking connection to one of the West's oldest mysteries. Over a hundred years ago, an unnamed cowboy was murdered in the California desert and, due to freak weather conditions, would become mummified within twenty-four hours. Now known to the world as Sylvester the Mummy and displayed in a creepy curiosity shop, Sylvester and historian Willie Clarke will be forever linked in mystery. That is, unless private investigator Jim Knighthorse can survive long enough to untangle one of the West's greatest unsolved murders.

HAIL MARY
In this third book of the series, Private investigator Jim Knighthorse finds himself on the trail of his mother's killer, a cold case spanning two decades. While on the hunt, he takes on a brutal case that takes him into shark-infested waters and deep into the heart of Mexico. All the while, Knighthorse comes closer and closer to finding his mother's killer...and there's going to be hell to pay.

(Includes a clickable Table of Contents.)

REVIEWS:

"I read Dark Horse by J.R. Rain. He's the author of Moon Dance, that I reviewed last column. The author is a private investigator, and it shows; this is another fast moving and entertaining detective story. Rain is surely destined for larger success, if he can get the right break; his fiction is fun reading."
—PIERS ANTHONY, bestselling author of Xanth

"I finished Dark Horse late last night. I enjoyed it immensely—very good story, J.R.! I really liked your dialogue, which kept me chuckling each time I sat down to read the book. Add great character and scene descriptions and a well-paced plot, and you've got a gripping story indeed. I can honestly say your book was as entertaining as anything I've ever read from Patricia Cornwell. I can easily see Dark Horse moving to the big screen!"
—AIDEN JAMES, bestselling author of Plague of Coins

"Dark Horse is one of the best books I've read in a long time! A great classic detective story with a modern twist. Unique and interesting characters (I think I'm half in love with Jim Knighthorse now!), a great plot that kept me guessing until the end, and some of the funniest lines I've read anywhere. Rain does an amazing job of blending suspense, mystery and humor in this fantastic debut novel destined for the keeper shelf."
—GEMMA HALLIDAY, bestselling author of Spying in High Heels

5 star:(29)
4 star:(12)
3 star:(6)
2 star:(3)
1 star:(0)

[#51. I see this author on the list periodically.]

Origins: Centurion's Rise

Book 2 in the Origins series

ROME. The mere mention of the name instills images of grandeur. The mighty empire was a guiding light for the civilized world for a thousand years. Was that by chance or careful design?

A psychiatric patient named Hastelloy has the answer. He believes he was there for it all: Caesar, legions, gladiators. According to his tale even the great gods Jupiter, Vesta and the advent of Christianity were not immune to his influence. Is he crazy or is it still crazy to ignore him?

Meanwhile, an NSA agent closes in on the location of his abducted partner and answers to the age old question - are we alone in the universe? To gain enlightenment he will have to face specters from his own past to safeguard himself, his family, and possibly the entire planet. The stakes have never been higher for him or his clandestine agency.

Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Jesus Christ. You may know the names and dates, but not the why or how. This gripping thriller will challenge everything you thought you knew about the most dynamic era in human history and draw into question if there will be a future. Once again, the Origins of all will be revealed.

5 star:(9)
4 star:(2)
3 star:(1)
2 star:(0)
1 star:(0)

[#60. Book 1 in the series is $2.99.]

65 Below

Amazon #1 Bestseller for War Fiction, and Espionage Fiction.

At sixty-five degrees below zero exposed human flesh freezes solid within three minutes.
Retired Marine Master Sergeant Marcus Johnson returned to his family homestead in rural Alaska after twenty years chasing bad men. Now he wants nothing but to hunt and fish and run his trapline in peace and quiet, and no more war.
Lurking deep in a long forgotten bunker in the remote arctic hills is a decades old secret that could not be destroyed, and was never meant to be rediscovered.
Basil's Kindle Giveaway:
Leave a review of this book between Jan 1st and Dec 31 2012 and be entered to win a new Kindle FIRE!

"Basil Sands has a knack for blending action and intrigue in an all-too realistic setting. In Karl's Last Flight, the future is reminiscent of our recent past. I just hope there are heroes like Basil's heroes fighting on our side. "
-Evo Terra

"Sands is fearless in his storytelling, and tireless in his quest to connect directly with his audience. Big Publishing? Watch out for this guy." Scott Sigler, NYT Bestselling author of Infected, Contagious, and Ancestor


“Basil Sands is one awesome writer, penning stories pumped with enough adrenaline that you’ll suffer from insomnia until you read the last word. This is one writer not to be missed.” – Jeremy Robinson, author of PULSE and INSTINCT

Check out these reader comments from Basil Sands Website:
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I just finished 65 Below. It was a wonderful albeit wild ride. I look forward to listening to your other novels, God willing. I am a disabled vet and I found this novel both encouraging and inspiring. I can't get out so much in the great outdoors like I used to but I loved the imagery of it that you shared.

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Wow. Where do I start. Just finished 65 Below. Once I started... I couldn't stop. I finished it in two days. I can't wait to start the next one...

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I ... was riveted to each one (of your stories). I noticed that they all intertwined with one another, and I am very happy that I listened to them in order. Are there any more in the works, and will they be connected somehow to the others?

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I am not sure how I found this author, I suspect it was a promo on the end of a podcast I was listening to. 65 Below is a action thriller based in Alaska, its set in a post 9-11 world and every second American character appears to be ex Marine or special forces. I hope no international terrorists read this as there is enough in here to give people ideas regarding how to kill off large population areas without damaging property or infrastructure. In fact its so simple and obvious I am not sure why it has never been done. Basil has given the Americans a new enemy. An action thriller well worth the read.

5 star:(48)
4 star:(53)
3 star:(23)
2 star:(8)
1 star:(5)

[#86. This author's books appear on the list periodically. I tried to read this book once before, but gave up and it earned a 1 star review from me. However, the author has a lot of fans, so YMMV.]

Peace Warrior (Peace Warrior Trilogy, Book 1) remains on the list at #87.




Outdoors free Kindle books 3-28-13


From the top 100 free list

Preppers Garden Food Production third day on the list - now #80.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Outdoors free Kindle Books 3-27-13

From the top 100 free list

Preppers Garden Food Production a holdover from yesterday - now #54.



Free Kindle Books 3-27-13

From the top 100 free list

To Iraq And Back

My name is Jessica Scott. I am a soldier. I am a wife. I am a mother. There are many stories from the Iraq War, but this one is mine.

In 2009, Army second lieutenant Jessica Scott deployed to Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. It was a year of many firsts.

This is the first person journey through a combat tour in Iraq, through being a woman in the army and learning to be an officer in the unforgiving environment of a brigade combat team. This is the journey of a writer, learning to find her voice. This is the journey of a mother, confronting the emotions of leaving her children. This is the story of an inexperienced lieutenant, growing into a leader.

This is the journey as it happened, without commentary.

This is her blog. There are many blogs from the Iraq war, but this one is hers.

5 star:(13)
4 star:(6)
3 star:(2)
2 star:(0)
1 star:(1)

[#2. I gather from some of the reviews that very little in this book is actually about the war in Iraq.]

Beyond Hades (The Prometheus Wars - Book 1)

BOOK 1 of THE PROMETHEUS WARS

TOP 20 BEST SELLING ACTION & ADVENTURE ON AMAZON!

TOP 10 BEST SELLING MYTHOLOGY ON AMAZON!


"You will get so sucked in that you won't realize sitting down to read a chapter ends up being 'just one more' over and over again." -- 4.5 atoms out of 5 - ScienceFiction.com

"This book is nonstop, relentless action... Just when you think a break is coming where you can breathe, it jumps right back into high gear." -- BookAddict

"Adrenaline is better than caffeine... Buckle up and hang on, because this is the best yet from Luke Romyn." -- Adina


What if mythology isn't myth? The ancient Greeks told fabulously detailed stories involving unbelievable creatures - monsters dominating all tales from that time. Were they just highly imaginative, or was their inspiration from somewhere else?

Doctor Talbot Harrison, a professor in archeology, receives a phone call one day which will destroy everything he perceives as reality. His brother has been mysteriously killed and within moments the United States Military appear at his door, literally dragging him from his home. Thrown into a helicopter under intense armed guard, it doesn't take long until they are attacked by something which cannot possibly exist, something drawn to destroy the one man who can stop the beasts from a land beyond Hades....


"Couldn't put it down!... I was on a wild ride and am excited to read more from this truely talented author." -- Xsvblonde

"Move Over Stephen King!!... I am happy to put Luke Romyn at the top of my favorite author list. I can't wait for his next novel." -- Avid Reader

"What a ride!... Highly recommend this book to anyone that likes to escape into another world, or to anyone that simply loves a great read!" -- Ness05

5 star:(88)
4 star:(28)
3 star:(10)
2 star:(8)
1 star:(7)

[#3. I started to read another of this author's books once. I quit on it and gave it 1 star.  YMMV.]

The Mating (Law of the Lycans) remains on the list at #16.

Bonded (Prequel to The Mating) remains on the list at #20.

The Keeping (Sequel to The Mating) remains on the list at #25.

The Finding (Law of the Lycans #3) (The Law of the Lycans) still on the list at #35.

101 best jokes remains on the list at #36.

Peace Warrior (Peace Warrior Trilogy, Book 1) remains on the list at #46.




Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Free Kindle Books 3-26-13

From the top 100 free list

Peace Warrior (Peace Warrior Trilogy, Book 1)

PEACE WARRIOR

It’s the mid-21st century when Sergeant First Class Grant Justice is killed during an ambush on an enemy tank column.

Six hundred years later, his body is retrieved from the frozen, arctic lake where he perished. Re-animated by a team of scientists, Grant awakens to a civilization that has abolished war. A civilization that has outlawed violence and cherishes Peace above all else. A civilization that has been enslaved by an alien race called the Minith.

Grant is humankind’s final hope against the alien menace. He must be the... Peace Warrior.

5 star:(56)
4 star:(50)
3 star:(19)
2 star:(7)
1 star:(7)

[#12. Was on the list a few days ago too. It may have remained free and slipped out of the top 100.]

The Mating (Law of the Lycans) remains on the list at #14.

The Keeping (Sequel to The Mating) remains on the list at #19.

Bonded (Prequel to The Mating) remains on the list at #20.

101 best jokes remains on the list at #32.

The Finding (Law of the Lycans #3) (The Law of the Lycans) still on the list at #33.

The Spinoza Trilogy now #38.


Outdoors free Kindle Books 3-26-13

From the top 100 free list

Preppers Garden Food Production

Controlled access for food crop seed on a global basis has progressed at an alarming rate. This is controlled by Monsanto and the likes but is mandated by the White House as a matter of national security. As a result of this action, more then 200,000 farmers, in just India, have committed suicide. This is the ultimate offense against humanity, short of out right genocide, and unconscionable.
Prepper's Garden Food Production will give you access to the information you need to grow all your food and your own seed, to avert control of your food access by this tyranny!

[#48. 15 reviews - all 5 star. The reviews are a little suspicious, especially given the number of them so soon after publication for such a limited interest self published book that gives at least some appearance of toeing a bit of a fringe line. Hard to tell though. But, don't say I did not warn you. :)]


Monday, March 25, 2013

Free Kindle Books 3-25-13


From the top 100 free list

The Da Vinci Code: A Novel (Robert Langdon) remains on the list, but has slipped to 4th position.

Cherry Bomb - A Thriller (Jack Daniels Mysteries) remains on the list at #12.

The Mating (Law of the Lycans) remains on the list at #14.

The Keeping (Sequel to The Mating) remains on the list at #21.

Bonded (Prequel to The Mating) remains on the list at #23.

101 best jokes remains on the list at #29. How such a mediocre book can stay on the list this long amazes me.

The Finding (Law of the Lycans #3) (The Law of the Lycans) still on the list at #32.

The Spinoza Trilogy now #35.

The Penal Colony

The future.

The British government now runs island prison colonies to take dangerous offenders from its overcrowded mainland jails.

Among all these colonies, Sert, 25 miles off the north Cornish coast, has the worst reputation. There are no warders. Satellite technology is used to keep the convicts under watch. New arrivals are dumped by helicopter and must learn to survive as best they can. To Sert, one afternoon in July, is brought Anthony John Routledge, sentenced for a sex-murder he did not commit. Routledge knows he is here for ever. And he knows he must quickly forget the rules of civilized life. But not all the islanders are savages. Under the charismatic leadership of one man a community has evolved. A community with harsh and unyielding rules, peopled by resourceful men for whom the hopeless dream of escape may not be so hopeless after all ...

‘Normally I shun such reviewer clich├ęs as “a real page-turner”, “leaves you breathless”, “can’t put it down”, considering them to be empty substitutes for critical thought. Well, there’s always an exception: I’ve weighed those phrases carefully, and I believe that each of them accurately applies to a new novel, The Penal Colony by Richard Herley.’

— Roger Miller, Milwaukee Journal

‘intriguing, ultimately uplifting ... this fast-moving, intelligent thriller goes into top gear.’

— Publishers’ Weekly

5 star:(93)
4 star:(42)
3 star:(14)
2 star:(8)
1 star:(1)

[#37. This one was on the list about 3 weeks ago. I have not gotten around to reading it.]



Sunday, March 24, 2013

Rock River Recreation Path 3-24-13

Wilma and I went out in the late afternoon for a walk along the river. It was nice when we left but by the time we got there the wind had picked up and there was 30-40 MPH winds. We walked for a while but I did not like the wind so we cut the walk short and came home.

We parked by Nicholas Conservatory. I was planning to walk down to the Whitman Street Bridge, up to Illinois Street Park and then back, but we skipped the part up to Illinois Street Park. Just too windy.

Wilma and I have been here before.


Free low carb Kindle Books 3-24-13

From the top 100 free list

Paleo Chicken - 30 Delicious Recipes (Perfectly Paleo) was on yesterday's list too.

Paleo Bread & Pastry - 30 Delicious Recipes (Perfectly Paleo) was on yesterday's list too.

Paleo Desserts - 30 Delicious Recipes (Perfectly Paleo)

Start your day with Paleo.
You have probably heard about fad diets like the Atkins Diet as well as things like Slim Fast. These diets, along with crash diets like the lemonade diet and the grapefruit diet are designed to help people lose weight but they are not necessarily designed to improve your health. The Paleo Diet, on the other hand, is scientifically proven to provide a number of significant health benefits. Individuals who follow the Paleo Diet often notice an improvement in symptoms related to chronic diseases like Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and even heart disease. Many people who switch to the Paleo Diet also claim that they have more energy and that they experience an improved sense of overall wellbeing.

[No reviews yet.]

Paleo Lunch - 30 Delicious Recipes (Perfectly Paleo) was on yesterday's list too.

Paleo Soups - 30 Delicious Recipes (Perfectly Paleo)

Start your day with Paleo.
You have probably heard about fad diets like the Atkins Diet as well as things like Slim Fast. These diets, along with crash diets like the lemonade diet and the grapefruit diet are designed to help people lose weight but they are not necessarily designed to improve your health. The Paleo Diet, on the other hand, is scientifically proven to provide a number of significant health benefits. Individuals who follow the Paleo Diet often notice an improvement in symptoms related to chronic diseases like Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and even heart disease. Many people who switch to the Paleo Diet also claim that they have more energy and that they experience an improved sense of overall wellbeing.

[2 reviews - both 4 star.]

Paleo Salads - 30 Delicious Recipes (Perfectly Paleo)

Start your day with Paleo.
You have probably heard about fad diets like the Atkins Diet as well as things like Slim Fast. These diets, along with crash diets like the lemonade diet and the grapefruit diet are designed to help people lose weight but they are not necessarily designed to improve your health. The Paleo Diet, on the other hand, is scientifically proven to provide a number of significant health benefits. Individuals who follow the Paleo Diet often notice an improvement in symptoms related to chronic diseases like Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and even heart disease. Many people who switch to the Paleo Diet also claim that they have more energy and that they experience an improved sense of overall wellbeing.

[No reviews yet. I wish the author would come up with a better summary.]

Coconut Flour: A Dieter's Dream- Delicious Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Recipes That Taste Amazing, Torch Fat, And Keep you Feeling Great

Thinking about going gluten free or on the paleo diet? Do you have wheat allergies? Or maybe you just want to see what the coconut flour hype is all about. Whatever the reason, welcome!

I don't know why Coconut flour isn't more prevalent- just look at the facts!

• High in protein
• completely gluten free- perfect for those with celiac disease or on a paleo diet
• extremely high in fiber
• easy to cook with
• Gives hearty taste and texture without the guilt!

[No reviews yet.]

Paleo Dinner - 30 Delicious Recipes to End Your Day! (Perfectly Paleo)

Start your day with Paleo.
You have probably heard about fad diets like the Atkins Diet as well as things like Slim Fast. These diets, along with crash diets like the lemonade diet and the grapefruit diet are designed to help people lose weight but they are not necessarily designed to improve your health. The Paleo Diet, on the other hand, is scientifically proven to provide a number of significant health benefits. Individuals who follow the Paleo Diet often notice an improvement in symptoms related to chronic diseases like Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and even heart disease. Many people who switch to the Paleo Diet also claim that they have more energy and that they experience an improved sense of overall wellbeing.

[1 3 star and 1 4 star review. If nothing else, this author is prolific.]

Not on the list but from the same author as the other Perfectly Paleo books.

Paleo Seafood - 30 Delicious Recipes (Perfectly Paleo)
[Same description. One review - 5 star.]




Free outdoors Kindle Books


From the top 100 free list

Free Kindle Books 3-24-13


From the top 100 free list

The Da Vinci Code: A Novel (Robert Langdon) remains number 2 on the list.

The Shannon Novels

"Dark, brutal, captivating -- this is one hell of a book, the kind of book that doesn't let go of you once you start it. Dave Zeltserman is clearly the real deal." Steve Hamilton, Edgar Award-winning author of THE LOCK ARTIST

From Shamus Award-winning author Dave Zeltserman comes these two gripping and intense thrillers unlike any you've ever seen. In BAD THOUGHTS horrifying murders are being committed in Massachusetts and everything seems to be pointing to one of two possibilities: Bill Shannon has gone insane or a killer has come back from the grave to torment him. In the sequel, BAD KARMA, Shannon has moved to Boulder, Colorado, and when he's hired to investigate the murder of two college students, he finds himself mixed up with deadly Russian gangsters, evil yoga studios, deviant cults, and worse!

"This fast-paced, gritty psychological tale balances the fine line between mystery and horror" Library Journal

"Bad Thoughts is an ambitious genre-bender combining the paranoia and existential dread of the best noir with a liberal dash of The Twilight Zone. Not to be missed." Poisoned Pen Booknews

"Detective Bill Shannon is back and a welcome return it is." Booklist, Elliot Swanson

"top-notch P.I. reading" Bookgasm

[No reviews yet. I have a read a couple other books this guy wrote. One was pretty good, one less so.]

Cherry Bomb - A Thriller (Jack Daniels Mysteries) remains on the list.

The Mating (Law of the Lycans)  third day on the list.

The Keeping (Sequel to The Mating) another in the series that has been here before.

101 best jokes remains on the list. How such a mediocre book can stay on the list this long amazes me.

Bonded (Prequel to The Mating) third day on the list.

The Finding (Law of the Lycans #3) (The Law of the Lycans) Third day for this one too.

The Spinoza Trilogy second day for this one.

Eternal Hunger  Another holdover.






Saturday, March 23, 2013

2013_03_23 Rock River Recreation Path - Martin Park - Shorewood Park

Wilma and I went for a short walk today along the river. Wilma is recovering from a sore muscle and I from gout so we both took it easy. Wilma seemed fine, and I was Ok too, if a little slow. Lots of people out walking, running, and biking. The park district has removed the boardwalk out into the lagoon in Shorewood Park. It was pretty iffy last time we came by here.

More free Kindle Books 3-23-13

Poking around freebooksifter I found these.

Peace Warrior (Peace Warrior Trilogy, Book 1)

It’s the mid-21st century when Sergeant First Class Grant Justice is killed during an ambush on an enemy tank column.

Six hundred years later, his body is retrieved from the frozen, arctic lake where he perished. Re-animated by a team of scientists, Grant awakens to a civilization that has abolished war. A civilization that has outlawed violence and cherishes Peace above all else. A civilization that has been enslaved by an alien race called the Minith.

Grant is humankind’s final hope against the alien menace. He must be the... Peace Warrior.

5 star:(56)
4 star:(49)
3 star:(19)
2 star:(7)
1 star:(7)
 
 [Very mixed reviews. Usually not a good sign, although not the worst premise for a story, if not real original.]

Rise of the Fallen (All the King's Men)

In the streets of Chicago exists an uneasy, centuries-old truce between vampires and their distant cousins, a race of shifters called drecks. Vampire enforcement agency, All the King’s Men (AKM), is charged with maintaining the truce, but when volatile enforcer Micah Black loses his mate and falls into the biological agony that results from the broken bond, he tests the boundaries of the truce by seeking out Apostle, a leader in the dreck community. Micah wants Apostle to kill him, a request Apostle is more than happy to fulfill.

When ex-Army medic Samantha Garrett inadvertently disrupts the plot and saves Micah’s life, a chain reaction sets Micah’s heart on a collision course with Sam’s, but he will have to protect her from Apostle and her obsessive ex-husband, Steve, if they will have a chance at forever. Can Micah hold his emotions together to keep Sam alive?

5 star:(76)
4 star:(29)
3 star:(15)
2 star:(8)
1 star:(4)

The Honor of the Queen (Honor Harrington)

RIGHT WOMAN, WRONG PLACE

It's hard to give peace a chance when the other side regards war as the necessary prelude to conquest, and a sneak attack as the best means to that end. That's why the Kingdom of Manticore needs allies against the so-called ""Republic"" of Haven--and the planet Grayson is just the right strategic place to make a very good ally indeed. But Her Majesty's Foreign Office had overlooked a ""minor cultural difference"" when they chose Honor Harrington to carry the flag: women on the planet Grayson are without rank or rights; Honor's very presence is an intolerable affront to every male on the planet.

At first Honor doesn't take it personally; where she comes from gender discrimination is barely a historical memory, right up there in significance to fear of the left-handed. But in time such treatment as she receives from the Graysonites does become wearing, and Honor would withdraw if she could--but then Grayson's fratricidal sister planet attacks without warning and she must stay and prevail, not just for Honor's honor, but for her sovereign's, for--THE HONOR OF THE QUEEN.

At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

5 star:(62)
4 star:(26)
3 star:(8)
2 star:(1)
1 star:(7)

[A good story. I have previously read it. The so called Honorverse has at least a dozen novels in the series, and I have read and enjoyed all but maybe the last one that just came out. Most I bought at the Baen web site. I suggest reading On Basilisk Station first.]

On Basilisk Station (Honor Harrington)

INTRODUCING
HONOR HARRINGTON

Having made him look a fool, she's been exiled to Basilisk Station in disgrace and set up for ruin by a superior who hates her.

Her demoralized crew blames her for their ship's humiliating posting to an out-of-the-way picket station.

The aborigines of the system's only habitable planet are smoking homicide-inducing hallucinogens.

Parliament isn't sure it wants to keep the place; the major local industry is smuggling; the merchant cartels want her head; the star-conquering, so-called "Republic" of Haven is Up To Something; and Honor Harrington has a single, over-age light cruiser with an armament that doesn't work to police the entire star system.

But the people out to get her have made one mistake. They've made her mad.

At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (DRM Rights Management).

5 star:(169)
4 star:(66)
3 star:(25)
2 star:(18)
1 star:(12)

[The start of the Honor Harrington series. Read this book if you like space opera.]


Caliphate

"Slavery is a part of Islam . . . Slavery is part of jihad, and jihad will remain as long there is Islam." —Sheikh Saleh Al-Fawzan, author of the religious textbook At-Tawhid ("Monotheism") and senior Saudi cleric.

Demography is destiny. In the 22nd century European deathbed demographics have turned the continent over to the more fertile Moslems. Atheism in Europe has been exterminated. Homosexuals are hanged, stoned or crucified. Such Christians as remain are relegated to dhimmitude, a form of second class citizenship. They are denied arms, denied civil rights, denied a voice, and specially taxed via the Koranic yizya. Their sons are taken as conscripted soldiers while their daughters are subject to the depredations of the continent's new masters.

In that world, Petra, a German girl sold into prostitution as a slave at the age of nine to pay her family's yizya, dreams of escape. Unlike most girls of the day, Petra can read. And in her only real possession, her grandmother's diary, a diary detailing the fall of European civilization, Petra has learned of a magic place across the sea: America.

But it will take more than magic to free Petra and Europe from their bonds; it will take guns, superior technology, and a reborn spirit of freedom.

At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (DRM Rights Management).

5 star:(47)
4 star:(28)
3 star:(6)
2 star:(6)
1 star:(6)
 
[Great military fiction. I bought it from the Baen web site a number of years ago.]

Oath of Swords (War God)

Whom the gods would recruit, they first tick off . . .

Our Hero: The unlikely Paladin, Bahzell Bahnakson of the Horse Stealer Hradani. He's no knight in shining armor. He's a hradani, a race known for their uncontrollable rages, bloodthirsty tendencies, and inability to maintain civilized conduct. None of the other Five Races of man like the hradani. Besides his ethnic burden, Bahzell has problems of his own to deal with: a violated hostage bond, a vengeful prince, a price on his head. He doesn't want to mess with anybody else's problems, let alone a god's. Let alone the War God's! So how does he end up a thousand leagues from home, neck-deep in political intrigue, assassins, demons, psionicists, evil sorcery, white sorcery, dark gods, good gods, bad poets, greedy landlords, and most of Bortalik Bay Well, it's all the War God's fault. . . .

At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (DRM Rights Management).

5 star:(51)
4 star:(25)
3 star:(5)
2 star:(1)
1 star:(1)

[Not my cup of tea, but the author is good. Another Baen book. No reason not to grab this one if you like the genre.]

A Desert Called Peace (Carrera)

HE RAISED AN ARMY
AGAINST THOSE WHO
TOOK EVERYTHING FROM HIM

They should have picked their enemies more carefully.

Five centuries from now, on a remarkably Earthlike planet that is mankind's sole colony in space, religious fanatics called the ""Salafi Ikhwan"" have murdered the uncle of former colonel Patrick Hennessey. That was their first mistake, because uncle was rich and Hennessey was rather a good colonel. But they also murdered Hennessey's wife, Linda, and their three small children, and that was their worst mistake for she was the only restraint Hennessey had ever accepted.

From the pile of rubble and the pillar of fire that mark the last resting place of Linda Hennessey and her children arises a new warrior—Carrera, scourge of the Salafis. He will forge an army of ruthless fanatics from the decrepit remains of failed state's military. He will wage war across half a world. He will find those who killed his family. He will destroy them, and those who support them, utterly, completely, without restraint or remorse.

Only when he is finished will there be peace: the peace of an empty wind as it blows across a desert strewn with the bones of Carrera's enemies.

At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

5 star:(39)
4 star:(7)
3 star:(8)
2 star:(10)
1 star:(12)

[Another Baen book I previously purchased and loved. Great military SF.]





More free low carb Kindle Books 3-23-13

Poking around freebooksifter I found these.

The Lazy Paleo Enthusiast's Cookbook: A Collection of Practical Recipes and Advice on How to Eat Healthy, Tasty Food While Spending as Little Time in the Kitchen as Possible

The paleo lifestyle has exploded in recent years, as more and more people discover that they can feel awesome, lose weight, and even alleviate chronic health conditions, all while trading in their tofu and rice cakes for a healthy serving of bacon.

However, once people discover how amazing the paleo lifestyle is, they often encounter a problem that prevents them from fully enjoying their new way of eating.

The problem isn't that the food doesn't taste amazing, or make them feel great (it does) - the problem is that they have to spend so much time making it.

Which is where “The Lazy Paleo Enthusiast's Cookbook” book comes in.

“The Lazy Paleo Enthusiast's Cookbook” is a practical guidebook for maximizing the effort-to-reward ratio of your food – of making your food as healthy and delicious as possible, with as little time and effort as possible.

It's a collection of tips, tricks, recipes, and advice designed to help you make delicious, healthy, time-efficient, and low-hassle paleo food, so that you can spend less time cooking and more time enjoying the rest of your busy life.

“The Lazy Paleo Enthusiast's Cookbook” is perfect for people from all walks of life, including parents who don't have time to cook, college students who don't know how to cook, busy professionals with hectic work schedules, and anyone who loves great food, but doesn't want to spend all day in the kitchen.

This book is NOT for...
People who want an introduction to the paleo diet. There are plenty of other books that can do that for you - this book is for people who know how to eat paleo, and just want to spend less time cooking.
People who are looking for exotic, gourmet recipes. The recipes in this book are simple, practical, and delicious, but none of them are complicated or designed to impress fancy-pants food buffs.
People who are looking for food porn. There are no high-def photos of artfully posed bacon here - just practical information and advice.
People who just want recipe ideas. The internet is already full of websites giving away literally hundreds of free paleo recipes – “The Lazy Paleo Enthusiast's Cookbook” is designed to be a book of practical advice, not just a collection of recipes.

However, if you want to make food that is easy, low-maintenance, and delicious, without sacrificing the quality of your food, then “The Lazy Paleo Enthusiast's Cookbook” is perfect for you.

All of the advice in the book is practical and actionable, and has been road-tested in the real world. Topics include …

Practical strategies for drastically cutting down on the amount of time it takes to prepare food, including discussions of batching, storage, and recipe selection.

Full discussions of topics such as selecting ingredients, purchasing appliances, and other advice for the novice chef (if you're inexperienced in the kitchen, these sections can easily save you enough money to make back the cost of this book several times over).

A collection of 30 hand-picked recipes taken directly from the daily eating habits of the author. Each recipe is practical, easy, and delicious, and perfectly illustrates the concepts discussed in the book.

Helpful appendices which categorize the recipes for individual preferences (including listings of which recipes aid fat loss, which can help curb grain cravings, and more)

Detailed notes at the end of each recipe, discussing alternate variations, preparation tips, ingredient recommendations, and other practical advice.

A wide range of miscellaneous tips and tricks to help you save money, reduce cooking time, enjoy your food, and maintain amazing levels of health and vitality.

… and much more.

“The Lazy Paleo Enthusiast's Cookbook” will show you how to make amazing paleo food that is super-healthy, tastes great, and lets you spend as little time in the kitchen as possible, so you can go out in the real world and enjoy how amazing the paleo lifestyle makes you feel!

Get your copy today.

5 star:(6)
4 star:(3)
3 star:(1)
2 star:(0)
1 star:(6)

[Some of the lower rated reviews question whether the recipes are truly paleo.]

Gluten Free Cookbook: 51 Delicious Recipes That Make The Gluten-Free Diet Easy and Fun (Gluten Free Cooking)

How To Create Delicious Gluten Free Meals Quickly and Easily


I Believe Anyone Can Enjoy a Gluten-Free Diet With These Great Recipes


You could be just 30 minutes away from your new favorite GF dish! In this book you will learn:


How To Create Tasty Gluten Free Meals

If you've tried gluten free cooking before, you've probably noticed most of the recipes are bland and the taste is mediocre, at best. But not with these delicious recipes! I believe GF meals should be just as delicious and tasty as any wheat-filled dish. And these recipes deliver.

10 Delicious Gluten Free Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast sucks without cereal and toast, right? No way! These tasty gluten free breakfast recipes will delight you and your family. You'll probably enjoy them even more than your old, gluten-filled breakfasts.

10 Delicious Gluten Free Lunch Recipes

Lunch should be fun and delicious too! And it will be from now on with these easy to make GF lunches.

10 Awesome Gluten-Free Appetizers

Sometimes snacking on a gluten free diet can be even harder than finding a meal. But not anymore! These GF appetizers are perfect for parties, dinners and a mid-day snack to keep you going.

If you're looking for great gluten free cookbooks on Kindle, you will love this one!

About The Author

Julia Cruise loves to cook food fast. She’s always entertaining her friends with her lightning–fast meals, drinks, appetizers and desserts.

[No reviews yet. Not exactly low carb in focus, but GF tends to be lower carb.]

The Paleo Diet - Why It Works

The Ultimate Paleo Diet Guide
The Paleo Diet has been around for a very long time, however it hasn't been in the spotlight until recently. This diet focuses on eating healthy, natural foods and avoiding processed goods keeping your diet as clean as possible. This diet was right to be coined as "the caveman diet".

Table of Contents
History and Origins
Why it is Used
Why it Shouldn't be Used
What you Can't Eat
Daily Routine
Healthy Outcomes

[A single 1 star review.]





Outdoors free Kindle Books 3-23-13


From the top 100 free list

Meals on the trail can be as delicious and varied as meals prepared at home. You can create meals to suit your tastes or diet--vegetarian, low fat, Asian, Italian. Meals prepared and dehydrated at home are compact and lightweight, perfect for the backpacker, and safer than packing perishable foods. The author shows how to prepare the meals so that they will travel well and will be easy to reconstitute in camp. The easy step-by-step instructions detail how to cook and dry lightweight, satisfying meals at home and then prepare them easily in camp--truly complete, instant meals. Includes over 160 recipes for soups, stews, pasta, casseroles, and breakfast and snack ideas as well as tips on drying food in a dehydrator or oven.

5 star:(25)
4 star:(12)
3 star:(2)
2 star:(3)
1 star:(0)


Low carb free Kindle Books 3-23-13

From the top 100 free list

Low Carb Recipes - The Frugal Low Carb Cookbook remains on the list.

Paleo Snacks - 30 Delicious Recipes (Perfectly Paleo)

Start your day with Paleo.
You have probably heard about fad diets like the Atkins Diet as well as things like Slim Fast. These diets, along with crash diets like the lemonade diet and the grapefruit diet are designed to help people lose weight but they are not necessarily designed to improve your health. The Paleo Diet, on the other hand, is scientifically proven to provide a number of significant health benefits. Individuals who follow the Paleo Diet often notice an improvement in symptoms related to chronic diseases like Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and even heart disease. Many people who switch to the Paleo Diet also claim that they have more energy and that they experience an improved sense of overall wellbeing.

5 star:(1)
4 star:(0)
3 star:(1)
2 star:(0)
1 star:(1)

The Paleo Recipes Bible: A Family Paleo Diet Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Recipes Cookbook for Weight Loss and Curing Disease

Why you need to go with this “The Paleo Recipes Bible”



Reading this book is like doing yourself a great favor because this will unravel the most interesting facts and information about the Paleo Diet. This kind of diet is considered as one of the most effective and healthy way of losing unwanted facts according to a great number of nutritionists, athletes and scientists.

Every chapter of this Paleo Diet Recipes Bible will unveil how important the said diet is not just for weight loss but also for treating even the deadliest diseases. In fact, you will also be able to know how experts in diet and nutrition view it just like Robb Wolf. By discovering the essentials of the Paleo Diet Robb Wolf, your life will never be the same again because it will encourage you to eat healthy and live healthy just like the ancient Paleolithic man.

To experience the wonders of the Paleo Diet, this book enumerates different Paleo Diet Recipes such as Paleo Snacks, Paleo Cookies and Paleo Pasta Treats. It also offers a step by step and organized Paleo Recipes Diet Plan such as Paleo Diet for Athletes and Paleo Diet Meal Plan for people who have a fast-paced life. Each of these diet plans is designed to provide the nutritional needs of your body and to flush out toxins and the other elements that cause fat build up.

Apart from that, the Paleo Diet Plan in the Paleo Diet Cookbook also includes Paleo Diet Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Recipes that will surely give you an exciting and healthy Paleo Diet Lifestyle. Apart from that, this book also lists a number of Paleo Comfort Foods For Healthy Lifestyle and Paleo Vegetarian Cooking Recipes for veggie lovers.

If you want to teach your kids the Paleo way of eating, this book also enumerates several Paleo Recipes for Kids in the Paleo Diet Smoothies Recipes Book

The key to have a strong body and long life is eating like a caveman. So, why don’t you read this book now and see how the Paleo recipes can change your life?

5 star:(3)
4 star:(1)
3 star:(2)
2 star:(2)
1 star:(2)

[A 1 star review claims all the recipes were "stolen" off the web.]

Paleo Breakfast - 30 Delicious Recipes to Start Your Day! (Perfectly Paleo) Another holdover.

Paleo Chicken - 30 Delicious Recipes (Perfectly Paleo)

Start your day with Paleo.
You have probably heard about fad diets like the Atkins Diet as well as things like Slim Fast. These diets, along with crash diets like the lemonade diet and the grapefruit diet are designed to help people lose weight but they are not necessarily designed to improve your health. The Paleo Diet, on the other hand, is scientifically proven to provide a number of significant health benefits. Individuals who follow the Paleo Diet often notice an improvement in symptoms related to chronic diseases like Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and even heart disease. Many people who switch to the Paleo Diet also claim that they have more energy and that they experience an improved sense of overall wellbeing.


[2 reviews - both 4 star.]

Paleo Bread & Pastry - 30 Delicious Recipes (Perfectly Paleo)

Start your day with Paleo.
You have probably heard about fad diets like the Atkins Diet as well as things like Slim Fast. These diets, along with crash diets like the lemonade diet and the grapefruit diet are designed to help people lose weight but they are not necessarily designed to improve your health. The Paleo Diet, on the other hand, is scientifically proven to provide a number of significant health benefits. Individuals who follow the Paleo Diet often notice an improvement in symptoms related to chronic diseases like Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and even heart disease. Many people who switch to the Paleo Diet also claim that they have more energy and that they experience an improved sense of overall wellbeing.

[No reviews yet. You might notice a pattern to the blurbs for this series. The author is not wasting a lot of time writing new ones.]

Paleo Lunch - 30 Delicious Recipes (Perfectly Paleo)

Start your day with Paleo.
You have probably heard about fad diets like the Atkins Diet as well as things like Slim Fast. These diets, along with crash diets like the lemonade diet and the grapefruit diet are designed to help people lose weight but they are not necessarily designed to improve your health. The Paleo Diet, on the other hand, is scientifically proven to provide a number of significant health benefits. Individuals who follow the Paleo Diet often notice an improvement in symptoms related to chronic diseases like Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and even heart disease. Many people who switch to the Paleo Diet also claim that they have more energy and that they experience an improved sense of overall wellbeing.

[No reviews yet.]









Free Kindle Books 3-23-13

From the top 100 free list

The Da Vinci Code: A Novel (Robert Langdon) has slipped to number 2 on the list.

Cherry Bomb - A Thriller (Jack Daniels Mysteries)

At the end of Fuzzy Navel, J. A. Konrath surprised readers with an agonizing cliffhanger: One of Lieutenant Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels's loved ones is dead. But who? Readers were left clamoring to know more.

Cherry Bomb, the sixth Jack Daniels mystery, opens at the funeral. While Jack stands graveside, tears in her eyes, her cell phone rings. It's the killer, escaped maniac Alex Kork, taunting Jack, drawing her ever further into a twisted game of cat and mouse. Because while Alex is more than willing to kill random victims, Jack is her true prey. But which woman wants revenge more?

Cherry Bomb is J. A. Konrath's most gripping novel of suspense yet--filled with twists and turns that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.

About the Author

JA Konrath is the author of eight novels in the Jack Daniels thriller series. They do not have to be read in chronological order to be enjoyed, but for those who want to know it is: Whiskey Sour, Bloody Mary, Rusty Nail, Dirty Martini, Fuzzy Navel, Cherry Bomb, Shaken, and Stirred.

Jack also appears in the novels Shot of Tequila, Flee, Spree, Three, Timecaster Supersymmetry, Banana Hammock, and Serial Killers Uncut, as well as the short story collection Jack Daniels Stories, and the novellas Floaters and Burners.

Last Call, the ninth Jack Daniels novel, will be available in spring of 2013.

Konrath writes horror under the name Jack Kilborn, including the bestsellers Afraid, Trapped, Endurance, and Draculas. The next Kilborn thriller, Haunted House, will be available mid 2013.

He has sold over a million ebooks.

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[An author who is regularly on the list.]

The Mating (Law of the Lycans)  still on the list from yesterday.

101 best jokes remains on the list where it has been for a month or more, despite IMO the mediocre quality of the jokes it contains.

Bonded (Prequel to The Mating)  remains on the list from yesterday.

The Finding (Law of the Lycans #3) (The Law of the Lycans) Another holdover from yesterday.

Eternal Hunger  Another holdover.

The Spinoza Trilogy

All three bestselling Spinoza vampire mystery novellas together in one volume, including:

THE VAMPIRE WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
Three years ago, high school student Veronica Fortune witnessed the brutal murder of her parents. Now armed and dangerous, she sets out to hunt down the very thing that destroyed her life. That is, until she disappears. Spinoza is a private investigator who specializes in finding the missing. He's good at what he does. Damn good. But he's also a recovering alcoholic and a royal mess. Hired to find Veronica, Spinoza won't let his personal demons—or demons of any kind—get in the way of finding the truth about the missing girl. Now following a bizarre set of clues that leads him into stranger and stranger territory, Spinoza is about to come face-to-face with something legendary...and something hungry for blood.

THE VAMPIRE WHO PLAYED DEAD
Two years ago, a woman is murdered in cold blood. Now a son she'd given up for adoption returns to claim his inheritance. To verify his claim, a DNA test is ordered. Except there's one problem. Her grave is empty. Now hired to find the missing body, Spinoza will follow a set of clues that leads him to the unthinkable, a world of nightmares and dreamscapes. A world inhabited by the living and the dead.

THE VAMPIRE IN THE IRON MASK
Spinoza is a private investigator who specializes in finding the missing. He's good at what he does. Damn good. But he's also a recovering alcoholic and a royal mess. Now determined to redeem his troubled soul, Spinoza won't let his personal demons—or demons of any kind—stop him from finding the missing. In this third and final Spinoza mystery, a worker at a popular medieval dinner theater hires Spinoza to find out the identity of one of his co-workers, a co-worker who's never been seen without an iron mask...and who just might be a real prisoner. Spinoza's new client hints that the man in the iron mask is being held without his consent in the bowels of the dinner theater, a forbidden area for the other employees. When Spinoza attends Medievaland, posing as a guest, he doesn't count on bumping into someone from a previous case, nor can he ever forget what he finds when his investigation takes him past his own life tragedy and brings him face-to-face with the vampire imprisoned in the iron mask. But is the vampire someone he should rescue, or fear?

(Includes a clickable Table of Contents.)

**Acclaim for the Novels of J.R. Rain**

"Gripping, adventurous, and romantic—J.R. Rain's The Lost Ark is a breakneck thriller that traces the thread of history from Biblical stories to current-day headlines. Be prepared to lose sleep!"
—James Rollins, international bestselling author of THE DEVIL COLONY and ALTAR OF EDEN

"I enjoyed this immensely."
—Piers Anthony, New York Times bestselling author of A SPELL FOR CHAMELEON and ON A PALE HORSE

"J.R. Rain delivers a blend of action and wit that always entertains. Quick with the one-liners, but his characters are fully fleshed out (even the undead ones) and you'll come back again and again."
—Scott Nicholson, bestselling author of LIQUID FEAR and DISINTEGRATION

"Dark Horse is one of the best books I've read in a long time!"
—Gemma Halliday, award-winning author of SPYING IN HIGH HEELS and VIVA LAS VEGAS

"I thoroughly enjoyed THE VAMPIRE WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO from one of my favorite authors. A great way to spend a few hours of the afternoon."
—Jen Ashton, bestselling author of MONSTROUS LOVE and THE PLEASURE DIARIES

"Moon Dance is absolutely brilliant!"
—Lisa Tenzin-Dolma, author of UNDERSTANDING THE PLANETARY MYTHS and THE GLASTONBURY TAROT

"Moon Dance is a must read. If you like Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum, bounty hunter, be prepared to love J. R. Rain's Samantha Moon, vampire private investigator."
—Eve Paludan, author of LETTERS FROM DAVID and TAKING BACK TARA

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Outdoors free Kindle Books 3-22-13

From the AR15.com free book list

Survival 101: The Essential Guide to Saving Your Own Life in a Disaster

"Survival 101: The Essential Guide to Saving Your Own Life in a Disaster" is a must-have introductory guide that acquaints the reader with essential survival techniques and tactics.

Knowing what to do in the event of an emergency will keep you and everyone else calm. Panic is dangerous and counterproductive. You must be organized, take an appropriate leadership role, and make sure everyone has duties assigned to them.

This book won't turn you into an overnight soldier of fortune, but you'll definitely find some extremely useful tidbits on starting a fire, surviving on limited water rations, building a basic stockpile of supplies, dealing with medical issues in a crisis situation and much more!


TABLE OF CONTENTS
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SECTION I. Prepare for The Expected
SECTION II. Creating Fire
SECTION III. Dealing with Dehydration
SECTION IV. Securing Shelter
SECTION V. Makeshift Medical Care
SECTION VI. Handling Common Natural Disasters
SECTION VII. A Final Review

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