Saturday, November 30, 2013

Rock Cut State Park 11-30-13

Wilma and I went to the park for a short walk on the horse trails. Today is the last day horses are allowed. We did see two women on horses. Saw nothing else of any real interest. not a real long walk - just 2.2 miles. I am taking it easy for now until we get back into the swing of things after my sciatica situation.

Free Kindle Books 11-30-13

General notes to free Kindle book posts

There are a number of comic books from DC Comics in today's top 100 free list if such things interest you. I did not list any of them.

From the top 100 free list
As is typical, there are also several religious and recipe books on the list today, along with the usual assortment of romance, porn and near porn. I don't call them out because they don't interest me. Click on the link above and search through the Free List Tab if you are interested in such books.

Jerky :The Ultimate Recipe Guide - Beef, Turkey, Vinison, Alligator,
Jerky is a fun treat you can enjoy just about anywhere. You can eat it at home. You can eat it while camping. You can eat it on a picnic or for a snack at work. You can purchase jerky in almost any convenience or grocery store. The homemade kind, however, is cheaper and much more delicious. No, you don't always have to use a dehydrator to enjoy homemade jerky. It can actually often be cooked right in your oven! While the preparation takes work, the reward is yummy. We have collected the most delicious and best selling recipes from around the world. Enjoy!

Take a peak at a few of the recipes inside!

Beef Jerky
Chicken Jerky
Turkey Jerky
Pork Jerky
Venison Jerky
Salmon Jerky

[#22 - I do not normally post recipe books but I like jerky. This is probably not a low carb thing. Most Internet jerky recipes are full of sugar.]

Survival Handbook
This ebook outlines everything you need to know about prepping in order to survive any catastrophe; from creating an adequate food supply for you and your family to security in a post-apocalyptic period.

[#52 - has a single 4-star review. The author does not make any claims to having any credentials in this area, although it is not like there is a certification program for PA survival consultants.]

Apple Cider Vinegar Handbook: How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar to Lose Weight, Prevent Allergies, and Boost Your Immune System!
Apple Cider Vinegar (AVC) [sic] is natural solution for allergies, weight loss, boosting your immune system, and more! It's even a recommended part of heath [sic] programs such as the Raw Food Diet and the Paleo Diet!

In this Apple Cider Vinegar Handbook, you'll learn:
How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar
The Many Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
How to Incorporate Apple Cider Vinegar Into Your Diet
How to Lose Weight Effectively with Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar Recipes
...and much more! Plus there's a FREE BONUS at the beginning of the book!

[#57 - has five 5-star reviews. All the reviews have been posted within the last few days just after the book was published which is highly suspicious for a self published book. I am unimpressed that the author's summary has two errors in it. It does not bode well for the book itself.]

Friday, November 29, 2013

Free Kindle Books 11-29-13

General notes to free Kindle book posts

There are a number of comic books from DC Comics in today's top 100 free list if such things interest you. I did not list any of them.

From the top 100 free list
As is typical, there are also several religious and recipe books on the list today, along with the usual assortment of romance, porn and near porn. I don't call them out because they don't interest me. Click on the link above and search through the Free List Tab if you are interested in such books.

Russian Roulette (Dev Haskell - Private Investigator: Case 1)
Start the Dev Haskell - Private Investigator Series with Case 1: Russian Roulette!

Beaten, shot, car bombed, and as if things couldn't get any worse, used as a human shield!

Dev Haskell, Private Investigator, just woke up next to his client without the foggiest notion she's signed him up with the Russian mob.

Why is Dev going through all this?
Love, of course. Well, at least that's what he's telling himself and their 'special' relationship quickly places him at odds with the FBI task force investigating human trafficking. On the hunt for answers,Dev finds himself with a foot on both sides of the law.

5 star:(34)
4 star:(23)
3 star:(4)
2 star:(0)
1 star:(1)

[#3 - been free before. I have not read it.]

Find Virgil (A Novel of Revenge)
Second-hand smoke gave Martin Muntor lung cancer...and he's mad. Very mad.
And he's going to do something about it.

    It's 1995, and the tobacco industry thinks it's invincible. But is it? Muntor devises an ingenious strategy to put Big Tobacco out of business, and he doesn't care how many people he has to take with him in order to do it.
    Cigarette company investigator Tommy Rhoads has other ideas, though. Who's right, and who's wrong? Read Find Virgil now, and go along for the wild ride. You'll never forget it.

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

[#20 - a bit more than a bit far fetched maybe, but if you like this style of thriller you might like it.]

Free From Stackpole.
Stackpole puts a book or two up for free periodically, lately every couple of days.  I have read several of their free books. Some interesting stuff. Most of what I have seen is WWII German military history, with varying quality of translation, some other military history from lesser known units, along with some fishing and other outdoors oriented books.

Grouse Hunter's Guide: 2nd Edition, Solid Facts, Insights, and Observations on How to Hunt Ruffled Grouse
Revised edition cites up-to-date statistics reflecting the trends among grouse hunters
Includes a chapter of grouse recipes
Dennis Walrod takes beginning and experienced grouse hunters alike through an examination of key aspects of the hunt: how to get the most out of a covert, choosing guns and dogs, as well as concerns particular to autumn stalking or winter hunting. The emphasis falls on grouse hunting as a sport pursued for the thrill of the hunt, the adrenaline shot brought by the force of a flush, rather than the quest for impressive numbers.

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

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Free Kindle Books 11-28-13

General notes to free Kindle book posts

From the top 100 free list
As is typical, there are also several religious and recipe books on the list today, along with the usual assortment of romance, porn and near porn. I don't call them out because they don't interest me. Click on the link above and search through the Free List Tab if you are interested in such books.

There are a number of comic books from DC Comics in today's top 100 free list if such things interest you.

Foreign Deceit (A David Wolf Novel)(Second Edition)
UPDATED EDITION November, 2013 - Professionally Edited, Expanded Story
Sergeant David Wolf is a good cop in the small ski resort town of Rocky Points, Colorado. A good cop who's seen bad days before. But none like this.

As if a harrowing attempt on his life, his ex-addict wife coming back into the picture, and a looming career change weren't enough, his world is turned when he receives word his brother has committed suicide in the Alps of Italy.

Devastation and resentment over his only sibling's selfish act quickly gives way to a nagging suspicion that he isn't getting the whole truth. Conviction alone is enough to pull Wolf from his pressing events at home to the entirely foreign land of Northern Italy, and into a more deadly situation than he could have possibly imagined.

With the help of a beautiful young officer of the Carabinieri, Wolf must piece together what happened on that last fateful night of his brother's life without ruffling too many feathers, or paying the ultimate price.

A gritty tale of international mystery, Foreign Deceit is a cerebral, visceral and emotional ride that will keep you guessing until the final pages.

5 star:(33)
4 star:(49)
3 star:(10)
2 star:(6)
1 star:(0)

[#1 - been free before. I have not read it.]

 The Soap Making Bible
The definitive, 28,000 word soap making bible teaching you everything you need to jump start the process of making your own soap, at home, with exclusive free bonuses!

Includes FREE, BONUS CONTENT that can be downloaded from our website as an exclusive gift to make the Soap Making Bible even better value - 3 beautiful, print friendly PDF's with soap recipes, instructions, troubleshooting tips and more. Add your own notes to the prints to personalise your soap making bible even further.

All the information you could need to make soap at home, for less than the cost of your first batch of soap.

You will save the value of the eBook many times over by avoiding the most common mistakes that many soap makers encounter - there are troubleshooting tips included and easy to follow instructions, designed for beginners but with enough value to keep teaching you as your skills and experience develop.

The Soap Making Bible is a comprehensive soap making guide, with over 120 pages of useful tips and advice covering all aspects of the soap making process.

This Ebook will teach you:
What soap is, and how it works,
The history of soap-making,
The differences between hand-made and commercial soap, and the benefits of making your own,
Tips for beginners,
Over 50 unique soap recipes including hot process, cold process, liquid soaps, shaving soaps, shampoos and more,
Tips for selecting a recipe,
The basic equipment you’ll need,
Precautions for working with lye,
How to make bar and liquid soap, using step-by-step instructions for various popular methods – find the one that works best for you!,
How to select the ingredients you want to use, based on the properties they will impart to the finished soap product,
How to color and scent your soap,
How to troubleshoot various problems that might arise,
Ways to package and present your soap,
How to get started with selling your soap for a profit,
And more!

Michelle Gaboya has been a soap making enthusiast for over 10 years, creating all types of elegant homemade soaps for family, friends and various occasions.

As an avid enthusiast she has accumulated a wealth of experience in the field of soap making and is a recognized personality amongst the soap makers' community. She takes great pleasure in sharing her knowledge and experience with other keen soap makers.

Michelle continues to hone her craft and experiment with new designs and formulas regularly.

Some of the benefits of The Soap Making Bible:
Surprise your friends and family with customized and thoughtful holiday Soap;
Make wedding, graduation or other special-occasion gifts that they’ll remember;
Rest easy in the knowledge that your product is environmentally friendly, is free of harmful additives, and contains all-natural ingredients;
How to work safely with lye products;
The chemistry of soap: what it’s made of, and why it works;
The properties of 36 different soap-making oils, and what kind of soap you will get by using each one;
How to make bar soap using 8 different soap-making techniques;
How to make liquid soap;
How to package, present, and market your product;
How to protect yourself from liability, if you do start selling your soap;
What different colorants do, and what to be careful of;
How to use essential oils to make pleasing scent combinations;
How to make soap for people with dry, sensitive, or oily skin, and conditions such as eczema or psoriasis;
Learn something new, express your creativity, and make something that your family and friends will love!

Get started on your soap making adventure today!

[#36 - a 5-star and a 1-star review. Not much to go on.]

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Free Kindle Books 11-27-13

I had to go out of town yesterday and overslept in the morning and did not make my normal post. Sorry for those who needed a fix. It is unlikely we missed anything good as usually books are free for at least two days.

General notes to free Kindle book posts

From the top 100 free list
As is typical, there are also several religious and recipe books on the list today, along with the usual assortment of romance, porn and near porn. I don't call them out because they don't interest me. Click on the link above and search through the Free List Tab if you are interested in such books.

Natural Green Cleaning: How To Organize, Clean, And Keep Your Home Spotless Without Toxic Cleaners
Publication Date: September 8, 2013
Natural Green Cleaning
How To Organize, Clean, And Keep Your Home Spotless Without Toxic Cleaners

* Over 3500 Copies Downloaded! Join The Crowd and Download Now!
The trend towards natural cleaning has grown significantly in the past few years as many people are ditching harsh chemicals in favor of natural cleaning products. Synthetic cleaning solutions contain chemicals that have many families concerned about their long-term health effects. Not only do these cleaning solutions contain toxic chemicals for your family, but they also harm the environment. This book will focus on teaching you how to clean your home with natural products so you can put away those harsh chemicals once and for all.

This Book Will Cover:
Natural Green Kitchen Cleaning Recipes
Kitchen Organization/Cleaning Techniques
Natural Green Bathroom Cleaning Recipes
Bathroom Cleaning Tips And Tricks
Natural Green Bedroom Cleaning Recipes
Closet organization and bedroom cleaning techniques
Living room and office natural cleaning recipes
much, much, more!
In this book we will cover numerous cleaning recipes, techniques, and tips that will help you quickly clean your house without synthetic chemicals. Not only are these recipes as effective as their chemical counterparts, but you will find they are sometimes less expensive. We will cover the benefits of cleaning with natural solutions and even provide you with a rough guideline to help you clean your home. So join the crowd, download now, and replace those harmful cleaning solutions with natural replacements.

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

[#2 - Its been free before.]

Noble Beginnings: A Jack Noble Thriller (Jack Noble #1)
In March of 2002, while the eyes of the world focused on Afghanistan, Jack Noble finds himself on the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq. A Marine in name only, Jack is on-loan to the CIA. Normally an integral part of the team, he finds that he is nothing more than a security detail in Iraq.

Jack and his partner Bear have a run-in with four CIA special agents over the treatment of an Iraqi family. Within hours Jack and Bear are detained.

All Jack wanted was to finish his enlistment and move on with his life. All he did was intervene and save a family from unwarranted violence at the hands of four CIA agents. But he soon discovers that he did far more than intervene. He has placed himself dead square in the middle of a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels of the U.S. government.

This Jack Noble political thriller is not for the faint of heart!

5 star:(104)
4 star:(71)
3 star:(27)
2 star:(15)
1 star:(9)

[#3 - been free before. I have not read it. Seems a little far fetched.]

Weight Loss by Quitting Sugar and Carb - Learn How to Overcome Sugar Addiction - A Sugar Buster Super Detox Diet (Weight Loss, Addiction and Detox)
* Over 15000 Copies Downloaded! Join The Crowd and Get your Copy Now!
* Hit the Best Seller List Nov 2013!

Sugar, Carbs Detox and Weight Loss:
Most people know that sugar is not a very healthy food, but few understand that it is similar to some of the most potent drugs. Sugar can affect brain function, disrupt healthy metabolic processes, and cause substantial weight gain over only a short period of time.
Not only is it unhealthy, but it is almost unavoidable. Food growers and makers have been adding sugar to almost every imaginable food and beverage since the 1970s (including baby formula), and today it is a leading contributor to the obesity epidemic as well as many chronic diseases.
In "Overcoming Your Sugar Addiction" you will learn all about sugar in the modern diet. Not only will you discover why sugar appears as widely as it does in the food supply, but you will learn the many reasons that you should cut it from your diet.
Readers will learn about:
Sugar addiction and how it is a real problem;
Added sugar and how it is not needed in food or the human metabolism;
How sugar behaves in the body;
How the body can work better without any added sugars;
The best foods to choose in order to lose weight and avoid disease;
Simple carbohydrates, hidden sugars, and artificial sweeteners are all unhealthy and should also be cut from the diet;
Doing a true 21 Day Detox Diet;
What to expect when cutting sugar from your lifestyle;
Conquering the biggest challengers to sugar detox and elimination; and
The various conspiracy theories and widespread efforts to keep sugar on our plates, in our drinks, and flooding our bodies.
When finished reading this book you will not only be happy to eliminate sugar from your daily diet, but will also know exactly what steps to take to ensure success. If you are ready to end your addiction to sugar, improve your health, and optimize your body's fat burning capabilities, this is the perfect guide.

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


Shell Game
“Banking has never seemed so dirty as it does in “SHELL GAME,” the pulse-pounding new thriller from Joseph Badal. The author brings a lifetime of business experience to this tale, which shows how banking regulations can ruin lives and how a villain can manipulate such rules for his own gain. Don't miss it!”
—Steve Brewer, author of “LOST VEGAS”

“Shell Game is a financial thriller using the economic environment created by the capital markets meltdown that began in 2007 as the backdrop for a timely, dramatic, and hair-raising tale. Joseph Badal weaves an intricate and realistic story about how a family and its business are put into jeopardy through heavy-handed, arbitrary rules set down by federal banking regulators, and by the actions of a sociopath in league with a corrupt bank regulator.

Like all of Badal’s novels, “Shell Game” takes the reader on a roller coaster ride of action and intrigue carried on the shoulders of believable, often diabolical characters. Although a work of fiction, “Shell Game,” through its protagonist Edward Winter, provides an understandable explanation of one of the main reasons the U.S. economy continues to languish. It is a commentary on what federal regulators are doing to the United States banking community today and, as a result, the damage they are inflicting on perfectly sound businesses and private investors across the country and on the overall U.S. economy.

“Shell Game” is inspired by actual events that have taken place as a result of poor governmental leadership and oversight, greed, corruption, stupidity, and badly conceived regulatory actions. You may be inclined to find it hard to believe what happens in this novel to both banks and bank borrowers. I encourage you to keep an open mind. “Shell Game” is a work of fiction that supports the old adage: You don’t need to make this stuff up.

“Joseph Badal is like the guy in the commercials who is “The Most Interesting Man In The World.” ”
—Larry B. Ahrens, CEO Dynamic

5 star:(22)
4 star:(3)
3 star:(0)
2 star:(0)
1 star:(0)

[#16 - has a lot of good reviews and a decent premise.]

How to Build a Greenhouse on a Shoestring Budget
This is a guide to designing and building different styles of Greenhouses. It covers basic design concepts and calculations. It has helpful advise on construction, layout and and building techniques.
It covers several types of Greenhouse designs, such as the Tunnel, Traditional, Gothic, and Dome styles. It gives advise on techniques for building of the Greenhouses. It covers the major cost of materials and lists the tools necessary to complete the job.
You will learn how to build a 10' x 10' Tunnel style Greenhouse for less than $200.00. There are sections on how to heat and cool the greenhouse how to prevent it from being blown away in high winds along with building tips and techniques.

[#30 - just two reviews - both 5-star.]

The iCandidate (The Michael Bennit Series)
When A Traditional Candidate Meets The iCandidate, the Nation Will Never Be the Same!
"We're going to run the first virtual front porch campaign."
All Michael Bennit wants to do is be the best high school teacher he can be. However, when he loses a bet to his over-achieving class of history students, he finds himself in unfamiliar territory: a candidate running for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

With no money, and only his students to run his campaign, Michael sets a plan in motion to be the country’s first virtual candidate. Leveraging the potential of social media, his campaign becomes the epicenter of national attention and a target for a desperate incumbent fanatical about hanging onto power - at any cost.

The iCandidate follows the plight of four people caught in the firestorm of mass media, social media, and dirty politics. In the end, lives will be changed and the political landscape of the country forever altered, but will the lesson of it all be lost?

˃˃˃ An Intelligent and Refreshing Read For All Ages
The story is written from the perspectives of four different characters, giving the reader a much richer personal connection to the characters.

˃˃˃ More Than Just a Political Novel
The iCandidate is more than just another political novel. As a teacher and a soldier, the protagonist brings a lot to the table in this page turner. Although the book is set against the backdrop of a political campaign, the themes it explores about social media and society, education in America, and how we react to a pervasive media culture all add to the spice of the novel.

˃˃˃ A Glimpse Into the Future!
Social media is everywhere today! It is a powerful tool, but are we too trusting of it? This must read book examines that question in a fun and entertaining way.

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


I-35 (The Road Series) (Book One)
I-35 is the critically acclaimed (NY Times Best Seller's Jonathan Maberry, William Hjortsberg, John Lutz, SPIN's M. Campbell, NY Press' G. Tabb) story of David, a loner in his late 20s from New York City who suffers from blackout migraines and has a penchant for painkillers. He wakes one morning, freezing in the backseat of his car, 1,500 miles from home, with no idea how he got there. After hearing a horrifying voicemail, he embarks on a harrowing journey through America's heartland, searching for his estranged brother and his brother's wife, while attempting to piece together his own fractured memory. Along the road, David meets a cast of strange and disturbing characters who become suspects in his clouded and paranoid mind. And just as the clues and corpses begin to add up; a chance encounter at a seedy Oklahoma diner leads him to Shawna--a beautiful girl, shrouded in mystery, who escorts him down a vertiginous path to the end of the I-35 highway...where a shocking truth is revealed.

5 star:(16)
4 star:(6)
3 star:(2)
2 star:(1)
1 star:(0)


BAIT (Angler book 1) (The Angler)
Live bait makes all the difference.

Sent on a mission to lure Budapest’s vampire Overlord into a trap, Connie Bence is instead caught red-handed by the dark Casanova.

Her employer has concrete proof of the dubious leader’s misdeeds but she is surprised when this ruthless killer, Rurik, offers her protection and rescues her from his own kind. It plants seeds of doubt in her mind and she begins to question his guilt.

Now she is thrown into his world where blackmail determines her every move and where she must betray those she cares about or let them die. The stakes are high. She either puts her trust in Rurik or leads him to his execution.

Love or life.

5 star:(101)
4 star:(81)
3 star:(22)
2 star:(8)
1 star:(6)

[#39 -  a vampire book with a bunch of good reviews for those who appreciate this genre.]

Free From Stackpole.
Stackpole puts a book or two up for free periodically, lately every couple of days.  I have read several of their free books. Some interesting stuff. Most of what I have seen is WWII German military history, with varying quality of translation, some other military history from lesser known units, along with some fishing and other outdoors oriented books.

The Smoked-Foods Cookbook: How to Flavor, Cure and Prepare Savory Meats, Game, Fish, Nuts, and Cheese
Smoked turkey, pheasant, salmon, pâté: these expensive delicacies can be make at home for surprisingly low cost. Wild game and domestic meats are prepared in any of dozens of marinades and brines, then set in a smoke cooker to absorb the flavor of hickory, apple wood, mesquite, chestnut, or maple smoke. The smoke cookers - which cost no more then a quality barbecue grill - are readily available from a variety of sources, all listed in the book.
Included are recipes for beef, pork, lamb, venison, chicken, turkey, duck, fish, shellfish, jerky, sausage, nuts, cheese, and even pasta. Complete menus provide guidelines for satisfying meals featuring smoked foods.

5 star:(5)
4 star:(7)
3 star:(6)
2 star:(2)
1 star:(1)

[As always, the less stellar reviews may provide better information. OTOH, the book is free, so if it is imperfect you are out no money.]

Monday, November 25, 2013

Free Kindle Books 11-25-13

General notes to free Kindle book posts

From the top 100 free list
As is typical, there are also several religious and recipe books on the list today, along with the usual assortment of romance, porn and near porn. I don't call them out because they don't interest me. Click on the link above and search through the Free List Tab if you are interested in such books.

Chasing The Storm: A Thriller Novel (Rygg & Marin Thrillers)
A gripping, high-octane, thriller from debut author Martin Molsted!

What do you get when you take one dose of high-level gangsters, one dose of corrupted politicians, add to the cocktail a missing ship and then blend it with an unstoppable Russian journalist, an awesome hacker and a former elite soldier who’s become an alcoholic, fed-up, office rat?

You get Chasing the Storm!

While in Hamburg, lawyer and former elite soldier, Torgrim Rygg, witnesses the assassination attempt on Marko Marin, a Russian journalist investigating the disappearance of a ship ostensibly carrying timber bound for Algiers. He gets drawn into a world of conspiracies, cover-ups and the relentless search for a missing ship. Disenchanted with his mundane office-life he agrees to help Mr. Marin, and together with Marin’s girlfriend, Lena, and their hacker, Sasha, he sets out on a journey to discover the truth about the missing ship.

Their truth seeking kicks off a series of life-threatening events and a relentless race against time to foil whoever is behind the disappearance of the ship, The Alpensturm. Their revelation puts not only their own lives at risk but the safety of the whole world …

…Great characters, Exotic locations, a dash of Mystery, a tad of Romance and a lot of Thrilling high-octane action!

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


Resistance (New America-Book Two)
BOOK TWO in the New America Series. Eighteen months after the Collapse of 2027, the former United States is divided. On one side is the evil and tyrannical Unified American Empire, controlled by President Simon Sterling, the man responsible for the death of the last legitimate president, Malcolm Powers. On the other side, President Howard Beck controls the Pacific States of America, the last hope for democracy and freedom. The two adversaries become embroiled in a bitter game of deception, betrayal, and espionage while battling an even more imposing menace that could easily destroy the very nation they are both desperately fighting to control.

5 star:(61)
4 star:(18)
3 star:(8)
2 star:(3)
1 star:(1)

[#36 - the first book in this series has been free previously but I have yet to read either.]

Paleo Crockpot Cookbook: Illustrated Paleo Crock Pot Recipes with Delicious Slow Cooker Soups, Stews, Dinners, Sides and Desserts (Paleo Recipes: Paleo ... Lunch, Dinner & Desserts Recipe Book)
This illustrated Paleo crockpot cookbook is in imperial and metric measurements for quick and easy cooking. These are many of my favorite everyday crock pot recipes suitable for you and your family. For added convenience, all recipe quantities are in cups, Tbsp, tsp, the meats are in pounds and also metric. There is also a conversion chart if you get stuck. I have only used natural ingredients suitable for the Paleo diet and foods that are easy to source at your local supermarket or store. The mouth watering pictures will help you decide what you want to make for dinner tonight…I love having pictures in a cookbook! Discover a variety of delicious slow cooker beef recipes, slow cooker chicken recipes, pork and lamb, all accompanied by pictures of the finished recipe. Soups and stews are always a favorite, but there are some desserts and Paleo side dishes thrown in too.

If you're a fan of one pot cooking, then this book will give you a variety of meals that you can cook easily for brunch, sides, lunch, dinner and desserts. Commonly some traditional ingredients will be substituted for more Paleo friendly things. A few examples are Paleo vegetables, coconut milk, coconut and almond flour, olive and coconut oil and of course apple cider. You'll discover new delicious slow cooker meals that will stimulate your appetite while still making it easy to stay on your Paleo diet.

You will also be guided through tips and the basics of getting started with crock pot cooking, even if you have never done it before. Slow cookers have stayed in style because of their convenience and ability to produce healthy nutritious meals quickly and easily with minimal cleanup. Most of us are very short on time and don't have hours to spend in the kitchen every day, especially when we get home from work or having a busy day. All you need to do is prepare the food, set it and then forget it until you return home for dinner. And remember if you're looking for something fast, then the HIGH level setting allows you to cook foods more quickly.
You will find some traditional Paleo crock pot classics as well as some dishes with a distinctly modern Paleo twist. I hope you enjoy the recipes as much as I do!

• Introduction to Slow Cooking
• Slow Cooker Basics
• Food Preparation Tips
• Measurement Conversion Chart
• Tasty Lamb Shanks in Sauce
• Lamb in Moroccan Sauce
• Lamb and Eggplant Stew
• Marinated Indian Style Lamb
• Easy Leg of Lamb with Rosemary & Garlic
• Spicy Lamb Rogan Josh Curry
• Classic Beef Bourguignon
• Paleo Beef Strog
• Slow Cooker Chili Beef
• Classic Beef Stew with Spinach
• Heritage Beef in Red Wine Gravy
• Spiced Beef & Porcini Mushroom Stew
• Tomato & Mushroom Meatballs
• Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast
• Homemade Stock Recipe for Soups
• Curried Broccoli Soup
• Kale Vegetable Soup
• Creamy Pumpkin & Cauliflower Soup
• Chicken & Vegetable Soup
• Herbed Vegetables
• Sweet Orange Glazed Carrots
• Stuffed Zucchini Boats
• Mustard & Balsamic Beets
• Curried Pumpkin Cubes
• My Ginger & Tomato Chicken Curry
• Chicken with Creamy Mustard Sauce
• Chicken & Bacon Casserole
• Healthy Chicken & Kale Stew
• Gingered Hawaiian Chicken & Almonds
• Spicy Plummed Pork Tenderloin
• Rosemary Pork Roast
• Pork in Pear Sauce
• Classic Hearty Pork Stew
• Easy Sweet & Spicy Pork Ribs
• Hungarian Style Pork Roast
• Feisty Roast Ham
• Roast Pork in Spicy Tomato Soup
• Pork Chops with Ginger & Apple
• Baked Apples with Cinnamon & Nutmeg
• Brandied Dried Fruit Delight
• Poached Pears in Rum
• Spicy Apple Cider & Cinnamon Drink

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

[#51 - been free before. The 2 star review notes that the book uses metric measurements and ingredients not commonly found in the US.]

Natural Kitchen Cleaners :The Ultimate Guide - Over 30 Green & Eco Friendly Solutions
Mixing up a safe non-toxic natural cleaner for your kitchen is a rather simple process that requires only a few ingredients, probably already stocked in your pantry. With the addition of a few essential oils to the mixture, your natural kitchen cleaner will be fragrant and contain anti-fungal, antibiotic and antiseptic properties without all of the harmful fragrances and chemicals added to commercial cleaners. We have collected the most green and eco friendly cleaning solutions from around the world. Enjoy!

[#68 - four reviews - all 5-star.]

Arisen, Book One - Fortress Britain
When the Zombie Apocalypse came, one country had shut down its borders in response to a major terrorist attack. Now Fortress Britain is the last bastion of the living - with 50 million beleaguered survivors facing down a world of 7 billion animated corpses.

And when civilization fell, one international team of supremely elite special operators was being assembled for a nearly impossible mission, deployed out of the SAS barracks at Hereford. Supremely trained and armed, always the most skilled, resolved, and unstoppable amongst us, now the commandos of Alpha team are humanity's last best hope for survival. Searching through the detritus of fallen Europe, scavenging pharmaceutical labs for clues to a vaccine that might bring humanity back from the brink, now they are tasked with one last desperate operation.

They must cross the Atlantic aboard the world's only remaining supercarrier, insert by air into the very middle of a dead continent, and then fight their way on foot through a city of 3 million ravening dead guys. But these Zulus will not be like any zombies they have ever fought before...

5 star:(93)
4 star:(52)
3 star:(17)
2 star:(6)
1 star:(2)

[#70 - been free before. Seems like a typical self published zombie vehicle. My eyes always glaze over a bit when the story is basically about secret special ops units that do not and cannot exist and the fantastic exploits such units engage in. I prefer stuff that is if not plausible, at least less implausible.]

Sweet Potato Recipes :The Ultimate Guide - Over 30 Delicious & Best Selling Recipes
Sweet potatoes provide a nutritious alternative to a regular potatoes. Packed with vitamin A, baked sweet potatoes can be prepared largely in the same way as regular potatoes, but the natural sweetness of the orange tuber provides a variety of flavor options. Sweet potatoes were first introduced to the rest of the world when Columbus brought them over from the island of Saint Thomas. You can bake 'em, boil 'em, microwave 'em.... Just about anything you can do with a potato, you can do with a sweet potato. We have collected the most delicious and best selling recipes from around the world. Enjoy!

[#83 - Two reviews - both 5-star.]

Free From Stackpole.
Stackpole puts a book or two up for free periodically, lately every couple of days.  I have read several of their free books. Some interesting stuff. Most of what I have seen is WWII German military history, with varying quality of translation, some other military history from lesser known units, along with some fishing and other outdoors oriented books.

Natural Soap Making
How to make cold-process soap (soap from scratch) using only natural fragrances, colorants, and texture additives
Information on different kinds of oils and botanical additives and the special properties they give to the soap
How to make soap with layers, swirls, soap nuggets, and confetti
Includes 12 special soap recipes--oatmeal, milk, and honey soap; gardener's hand soap; all-natural shampoo bar; and more--along with tips for creating your own natural recipes

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

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Free Kindle Books 11-24-13

General notes to free Kindle book posts

From the top 100 free list
As is typical, there are also several religious and recipe books on the list today, along with the usual assortment of romance, porn and near porn. I don't call them out because they don't interest me. Click on the link above and search through the Free List Tab if you are interested in such books.

Patriot Dawn: The Resistance Rises
The United States has descended into Civil War.
The storm was rising for some time, a Resistance in the hearts of American Patriots to the strangulation of liberty by creeping authoritarianism.
The scene was set. It just took a little push. A terrorist attack on the United States leads to war with Iran, followed by collapse, as the economy goes over the cliff.
The final blow is a widespread opportunistic Chinese cyber attack, taking down the North American Power Grid.
From the ashes, the Regime emerges. Liberty is dead.
What remains of the United States of America is polarized.
The Resistance Rises.
Jack Berenger is a former Army Ranger Captain, living in northern Virginia with his family. Following the collapse, they fall foul of Regime violence and evacuate to the farm of an old Army friend. Jack is recruited into the resistance, to train the fledgling forces in the Shenandoah Valley.
The fight begins.
Live hard, Die Free.

5 star:(143)
4 star:(45)
3 star:(26)
2 star:(15)
1 star:(17)

[#16 - was posted on the free book thread yesterday. My guess is that the 1 and 2 star reviews are spot on. Not an unusual thing for this genre.]

THEIR FIRST MISTAKE was ever telling the world about the wonders they had found.

They should have kept it all a secret. If they’d kept it a secret, fewer people would have died. When archaeologists uncover the largest ancient safe in the world, the wrong kinds of people will show up: criminals, mercenaries, treasure hunters.

THEIR SECOND MISTAKE was opening it.

Why would an ancient culture devote three generations to build a giant stone safe? Why would they bury it so the jungle could hide it from the world? Why ritually sacrifice one hundred thousand people to ensure its secrecy?

THEIR LAST MISTAKE proved the biggest.

This last mistake hurt the most. Their last mistake was to assume that nothing had been left behind to keep guard….

5 star:(55)
4 star:(27)
3 star:(10)
2 star:(3)
1 star:(0)

[#53 - been free before - I have not read it.]

Pest Control for Organic Gardening: Natural Methods for Pest and Disease Control for a Healthy Garden
Pest Control for Organic Gardening is a short book dedicated to gardeners, who want to keep their gardens free from synthetic and often times harmful pesticides, and fertilizers. However, there still is the problem and pests and disease. This book gives practical and sometimes surprising ways to address these problems in a biological method. It contains an extensive list of beneficial insects that can be used to battle harmful pests.

Organic foods grown on your own are healthier, safer, delicious, and fresher than their counterparts, which are chemically treated. It also promotes a healthier environment to our children, pets and at large. If you are concerned about the quality of the fruits and vegetables you serve your family, organic gardening can be a real solution.

By growing your own organic vegetables it can reduce your grocery bills. Even if one does not have the space or time for a full blown vegetable garden, raised beds or container gardens are great alternatives. They also need this information for best results for their care. Happy gardening!

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


The Paleo Kid's Christmas: 16 Holiday Classics So They Don't Miss A Thing (Primal Gluten Free Kids Cookbook)
"Get Ready For Gluten Free, Grain Free Delicious Christmas Recipes That are Easy To Prepare and That Your Kids Will Love!"

An Allergy-free, Whole Foods Christmas Recipe Book Designed by a Mom for Health Conscious and Food Sensitive Parents and Children.

Christmas can be very challenging for those of us who wish to steer clear of the typical unhealthy holiday menu. As parents, we know how important Christmas is to our children and we want them to have fond memories of it as they get older.  'The Paleo Kid's Christmas' will help keep this time of year special for them so that it will always be something to look forward to.  

'The Paleo Kid's Christmas' makes healthy eating simple and easy during the holidays with 16 kid tested recipes that the whole family will love! Packed full of easy Recipes for comfort foods that not only nourish, but satisfy cravings by steering your child toward protein rich meats, vegetables, fruits, nuts and healthy fats while avoiding potential allergens like gluten, grains, dairy, and legumes. The recipes in this book are perfect for an allergy free diet.

This cookbook features 16 high-quality recipe photos. So you will easily be able to enjoy viewing them on both the black & white and the full color Kindle. Don't have a Kindle? Don't worry, you can also view this book by downloading the FREE Kindle app for your computer, iPad, or other mobile device: .

This Gluten Free, Kid Friendly cookbook contains:

16 delicious recipes for Roasted Turkey, Butter Pecan Sweet Potatoes, Rosemary Dinner Rolls, Most Apple Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Almond Egg Nog and more!

Step-by-step instructions on how to prepare each recipe, that even the busiest families will love.

Tips and Techniques on how to involve children in the cooking process, and ways to make the transition to a Paleo Christmas easier for the whole family.

Suggestions for dealing with non-Paleo family members.

Recipes that are nourishing and completely free from common allergens such as gluten, grains, preservatives, dyes, soy and processed sugar.

Some of the festive & delicious recipes included are:

Roasted Turkey

Chestnut Apple Stuffing

Roasted Turkey Gravy

Coconut Whipped Cream

Cookies For Santa

Cashew Frosting

Chocolate Cherry Raw Truffles

Mulled Apple Cider

……..And much more!  

[#92 - no reviews yet.]

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Free Kindle Books 11-23-13

General notes to free Kindle book posts

From the top 100 free list
As is typical, there are also several religious and recipe books on the list today, along with the usual assortment of romance, porn and near porn. I don't call them out because they don't interest me. Click on the link above and search through the Free List Tab if you are interested in such books.

Tall Man in Ray-Bans (A John Tall Wolf Novel)
Out for a day’s adventure exploring the dry bed of Lake Travis in Austin, Texas, two young boys stumble upon a skeleton. It might be all that remains of a fugitive named Randy Bear Heart. Wanted for robbing three banks and killing three cops, Bear Heart was never brought to justice.

The FBI is called on to determine how the outlaw avoided arrest for twenty-five years and who put him in the lake wearing chains. The BIA — Bureau of Indian Affairs — gets the very same job. Special Agent John Tall Wolf is put on the case because one of the dead cops was a Native American who worked at the Mercy Ridge Reservation.

The FBI wants John to “coordinate all your efforts” through SAC Gilbert Melvin. John is having none of that, saying, “I’ll conduct my investigation as I see fit.” He doesn’t even get along with his own boss, Marlene Flower Moon, head of the BIA’s Office of Justice Services.

While interviewing John for his job, Marlene was amused by his assertiveness, and asked him, “What do you want, a license to take scalps?” John said, “Yeah, that’d be good.”

5 star:(17)
4 star:(5)
3 star:(1)
2 star:(0)
1 star:(0)


Pride and Honour - The Battle for Saxony
The extraordinary novel, Pride and Honour, is a completely revised and rewritten version of the surprise initial success of the novel Honour and Glory by Nathaniel Burns. The author took many of his readers‘ tips, reviews and advice to heart to make his fascinating tale about Charlemagne and the Saxon King Widukind an even better read. Take this suspenseful, captivating and exciting journey back into Europe’s Dark Ages to meet the pivotal figure of Charlemagne and one of his greatest adversaries.

Like a bloody storm, Charlemagne’s armies ravage early medieval Europe, leaving devastation and misery in their wake. They have subdued the kingdom of the Langobards, defeated the duchy of Bavaria; they threaten the Moors in the west and, in the south, the pope in Rome.

Yet Charlemagne has even more ambitious plans: he covets the Saxon territories in the north. The Saxons put up an unexpectedly fierce resistance. When Charlemagne’s troops destroy the Irminsul shrine, the Saxon holy of holies, there ensues a struggle to the death. Led by the legendary Duke Widukind, for decades the Saxons fight savagely for their beliefs and their independence. And they will have their revenge...

Pride and Honour will transport the reader right into the heart of this legend-shrouded part of the Early Middle Ages. With his story, Nathaniel Burns has woven a a rich, dark tapestry of one of the pivotal periods in medieval European history. His historically accurate descriptions rich in authentic detail bring this remote, strife-ridden world to life again before your very eyes.

Go ahead, stoke the fire in the hearth, draw your armchair closer and dive into this wonderful historical novel full of royal intrigue, warriors, and battles of a bygone Europe…

5 star:(8)
4 star:(1)
3 star:(0)
2 star:(0)
1 star:(0)

[#6 - appears to be the 2nd rewrite of this book that I gave 3 stars to. Hopefully the 3rd edition deals with the many problems in the version I read.]

Free From Stackpole.
Stackpole puts a book or two up for free periodically, lately every couple of days.  I have read several of their free books. Some interesting stuff. Most of what I have seen is WWII German military history, with varying quality of translation, some other military history from lesser known units, along with some fishing and other outdoors oriented books.

Decision in the Ukraine: German Panzer Operations on the Eastern Front, Summer 1943 (Stackpole Military History Series)
Myth-busting account of the summer of 1943 on the Eastern Front, one of World War II's turning points
Includes the Battle of Kursk
Special focus on the notorious 3rd SS Panzer Division "Totenkopf"

5 star:(16)
4 star:(4)
3 star:(0)
2 star:(0)
1 star:(1)

[This has been free before. I read it previously and gave it a four star review.]

Friday, November 22, 2013

Free Kindle Books 11-22-13

General notes to free Kindle book posts

From the top 100 free list
As is typical, there are also several religious and recipe books on the list today, along with the usual assortment of romance, porn and near porn. I don't call them out because they don't interest me. Click on the link above and search through the Free List Tab if you are interested in such books.

A Shot in the Bark: A Dog Park Mystery (Lia Anderson Dog Park Mysteries)
Would you recognize a serial killer if you met one?

Talked to one every day? Artist Lia Anderson doesn't, and neither does anyone else who frequents the Mount Airy Dog Park. But a violent death brings Detective Peter Dourson into the close-knit group, and he is convinced someone is not who they seem. As the investigation uncovers secrets, Lia struggles to cope with warring emotions and a killer watches.

5 star:(38)
4 star:(26)
3 star:(10)
2 star:(5)
1 star:(2)

[#1 - No idea if I will like this one but I am a bit of a sucker for a dog story. The title is a little too cute for my taste.]

Night of the Assassin (Assassin series)
Night of the Assassin is the gritty, edge-of-your seat prequel to King of Swords - the first book in the bestselling Assassin series. A no-holds-barred, breakneck-paced thriller, Night charts the early years of El Rey - known as the King of Swords - a super-assassin responsible for some of the world's most spectacular and daring executions.

Framed against the backdrop of present-day Mexico's brutal narco-trafficking violence, Night of the Assassin chronicles the making of a monster - a cold-blooded, ruthless killing machine. Raw, disturbing, edgy and unflinching, this epic saga defies convention to create a roller-coaster of intrigue, suspense and thrills that will leave even the most jaded thriller aficionados gasping for breath.

5 star:(135)
4 star:(83)
3 star:(32)
2 star:(13)
1 star:(4)

[#7 - a book that has been free a number of times before from an author who puts up free books regularly.]

Poison Pen (Forensic Handwriting Mysteries)
Before her body is found in her Jacuzzi, publicist to the stars Lindsey Alexander had few friends, but plenty of enemies. Yet, police are willing to accept the words scrawled on crumpled piece of paper nearby as evidence of suicide.

When handwriting expert Claudia Rose is called onto the case, she has a different opinion. And when her instincts push her to investigate further, Claudia finds herself entangled in a far darker scenario than she could have imagined.

5 star:(26)
4 star:(14)
3 star:(2)
2 star:(1)
1 star:(2)

[#25 - hard to tell about this book. I almost passed it by. One never knows though.]

That Will Do Nicely
Tom Pascoe, former commercial photographer and now an import/export clerk working in a job he hates, discovers his wife making love to a work colleague during a party at their home. He snaps; loses control and physically throws them naked into the street in front of their friends. His wife takes her revenge by running up a huge bill on a credit card in his name.

Pascoe, unable to pay the debt, chooses instead to finesse the money by operating a novel scheme that involves him in inventing his own bank;printing and passing a large number of American Dollar Travelers Cheques on it. Can he pass enough of them in a short period of time without getting caught? What he doesn't realize is that counterfeiting American currency is a matter for the Secret Service and soon he has both them and new Scotland Yard chasing him. In a pursuit which leads to a remote area in the south of France, the law finally catches up with Pascoe but the result is totally unexpected.

That Will Do Nicely will keep you guessing right to the end.
Tom Pascoe, falls back on his old skills to beat the bank that is going to ruin him.

5 star:(6)
4 star:(14)
3 star:(3)
2 star:(0)
1 star:(0)

[#32 - somehow I think it is not all that easy to fool the banking system in the way the book summary suggests.]

Time Fall
Lt. Art Sutton and his war-weary Special Forces team parachute into Nazi Germany in 1945 to destroy targets behind enemy lines. What they don't know: during the jump they have somehow warped through time. They land in deeply forested Germany--in 2011. They start blowing things up. The young soldiers feel like heroes; the present-day German police hunt them down like the terrorists they appear to be; US forensics experts race to uncover the identity of a mysteriously intact body wearing WWII dog tags. What is good? Who is evil? Filled with action, historically accurate detail, and even romance, this complex tale will keep you riveted through every surprising and intriguing twist.

5 star:(13)
4 star:(8)
3 star:(0)
2 star:(0)
1 star:(0)

[#49 - good premise for a story.]

Confessions of A Prepper- Prepper Mom: How To Plan And Protect Your Family And Friends During Any Disaster
Understanding how to prepare and survive a disaster scenario often times is the difference between life and death for a family. Unfortunately, many families only have one member of the family who is well versed in survival techniques--usually the male of the household. This trend can be very dangerous and can significantly decrease your odds of survival as a family. This book intends to change this trend and teach every member of your family how to prepare and survive and disaster.

Whether you believe the world is heading towards more violence or you want to prepare for natural disasters, this book is for you. We will cover basic tips and techniques you can use to prepare and survive common natural disasters. We will also cover numerous advanced techniques to help you secure your home and survive a long term disaster. Our tips and techniques can be used in numerous disaster scenarios and will increase your odds of survival as a family.

This book will cover:
Home security
Home defense
Food storage
Water storage
Canning and food preservation
Bug-out bags
Evacuation techniques
and much, much more!

[#57. Just three reviews - all 5-star. Two of the three reviews have a suspicious pattern of being by reviewers who reviewed only this book and the same obscure children's app. The other review is from a top 500 reviewer. hard to tell much about a book from any of that. Not exactly an unusual thing for free books from self published articles.]

The #1 Amazon Kindle Bestseller, downloaded over 250,000 times, now back in its original version…

Jack Kilborn (aka J.A. Konrath) and Blake Crouch turn their attention to the twin golden rules of hitchhiking:

# 1: Don’t go hitchhiking, because the driver who picks you up could be certifiably crazy.

# 2: Don’t pick up hitchhikers, because the traveler you pick up could be a raving nutcase.

So what if, on some dark, isolated road, Crazy #1 offered a ride to Nutcase #2?

When two of the most twisted minds in the world of horror fiction face off, the result is SERIAL, a terrifying tale of hitchhiking gone terribly wrong. Like a deeply twisted version of an “After School Special,” SERIAL is the single most persuasive public service announcement on the hazards of free car rides.

Beyond a thrilling piece of horrifying suspense, SERIAL is also a groundbreaking experiment in literary collaboration. Kilborn wrote the first part. Crouch wrote the second. And they wrote the third together over email in 100-word exchanges, not aware of each other’s opening section. All bets were off, and may the best psycho win.

SERIAL contains the short story, SERIAL, a Q&A with Kilborn and Crouch, author bibliographies, and excerpts of Crouch’s DESERT PLACES, Konrath’s SHAKEN, and their collaboration with F. Paul Wilson and Jeff Strand, DRACULAS.

*Note: SERIAL is an 8000-word short story. SERIAL is fully contained in SERIAL UNCUT. BAD GIRL + TRUCK STOP + SERIAL = SERIAL UNCUT.

5 star:(131)
4 star:(136)
3 star:(72)
2 star:(59)
1 star:(156)

[#97 - you do not often run into a book that has such an odd distribution of reviews for a book with close to 600 reviews. The authors are regularly on the top 100 free list.]

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Free Kindle Books 11-21-13

General notes to free Kindle book posts

From the top 100 free list
As is typical, there are also several religious and recipe books on the list today, along with the usual assortment of romance, porn and near porn. I don't call them out because they don't interest me. Click on the link above and search through the Free List Tab if you are interested in such books.

The Child Taker is Criminally Insane Box Set (Detective Alec Ramsay Series)
The number 1 selling thriller, The Child Taker and the sequel, the best selling Criminally Insane in one digital edition. Over a hundred five star reviews!

[#3 - appears to be an anthology of two other books. I looked and between them they had less than 20 total reviews. Seems like an odd claim to make that there are over 100 5-star reviews when it can be checked so easily. Maybe they were also published under other titles. Not much to go on as there are no reviews yet and the author's summary is not real helpful.]

Cracking The Paleo Diet Code: Lose Weight Fast With Primal Eating & Intermittent Fasting (How To Lose Weight Your Way)
The Paleo Diet and Intermittent Fasting
The Paleo diet has to be one of the best and easiest diets to follow that helps improve your health and lose weight. The author believes it is the only diet that cannot be considered a fad. Even the word diet is a misrepresentation of what going Paleo really means. It is a lifestyle that when followed will change your life and is not some celebrity diet.

Also known as primal eating, the caveman diet or the hunter-gatherer diet, the Paleo diet is the very foundation our nutritional knowledge was built on. Over the last 10,000 years that foundation has been replaced with nutritional confusion and misleading advertising. But people are becoming very aware of what is happening and taking a stand for their health.

No longer will people idly stand by and let processed foods rob them of their health and happiness. They are raising their proverbial caveman clubs and ready to fight the enemy before them. Soon it will be organic farmers getting rich and supporting the Olympics not a fast food restaurant.

The Optimum Health Diet
The Paleo diet is one of the most practical diets you could choose to use for weight loss. Losing excess weight is the first step towards improving the quality of your life. This book is designed to help beginners understand the Paleo diet and includes intermittent fasting for the advanced Paleo users.

There are numerous proven health benefits to a Paleo diet. Being processed food free with a focus on organic produce consumption boosts your immune system and stabilizes your blood sugar. You decrease the chances of food intolerance related conditions being the Paleo diet contains very few foods that are known to cause allergies like peanuts and gluten.

There are many experts that feel the Paleo diet can also help avoid developing diseases like cancer, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, diabetes and numerous other illnesses. This makes trying the Paleo diet a must if optimum health is your goal.

What You Will Find Inside
Every Paleo safe food you could ever want to know
What foods you absolutely need to avoid
How to combine intermittent fasting and the Paleo diet for maximum health and weight loss
36 easy to make Paleo recipes to get you started
Why you should include fermented foods in your Paleo diet
The Paleo diet will finally make sense and you will understand why so many people are raving about how great Paleo is.

Going Paleo
Cracking The Paleo Diet Code will show you everything you need to know to transition from your current lifestyle to the Paleo lifestyle. Making the transition from a processed and preservative rich diet to the whole foods that make up the Paleo diet will not be all sunshine and rainbows. Darrin does not shy away from this fact and shares openly what you may experience for side effects when switching to Paleo.

Every aspect of the Paleo diet is explained giving you the information you need to make going Paleo almost feel effortless. You will be able to easily add in intermittent fasting if and when you are ready.

With Darrin’s entertaining and informative book on the Paleo diet you are going to achieve your weight loss goals, become healthier and radically change your life.

[#12 - just two reviews - both 5 star.]

Dead Center (The Rookie Club, Book 1)
Fifteen years ago, the Rookie Club began as a tight-knit band of female cops struggling for respect from their male peers. Jamie Vail was one of them. So was Natasha Devlin, the woman Jamie caught in bed with her husband.

When Natasha Devlin turns up dead, Jamie wants nothing to do with the investigation. As a seasoned inspector in the sex crimes department, Jamie is facing her own terrifying case—female officers are being brutalized by a stranger leaving no clues. The Rookie Club is under attack, possibly by one of their own.

Now, Jamie must confront her past and solve the murder of her ex-husband's lover before she becomes the killer's ultimate prize.

Previously titled: The Rookie Club

5 star:(43)
4 star:(31)
3 star:(10)
2 star:(2)
1 star:(2)


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Free Kindle Books 11-20-13

General notes to free Kindle book posts

From the top 100 free list
As is typical, there are also several religious and recipe books on the list today, along with the usual assortment of romance, porn and near porn. I don't call them out because they don't interest me. Click on the link above and search through the Free List Tab if you are interested in such books.

The Edge of Courage (Red Team)
Step into Elaine Levine's exciting new series of alpha warriors--products of the government's secret corps of assassins called the Red Team:

Haunted by memories he cannot reach, stalked by an enemy bent on revenge . . .

Rocco Silas has come home to Wyoming after long years as a Red Team operative in Afghanistan. It isn't easy returning to civilian life, especially burdened as he is with a staggering case of PTSD or hunted as he is by an enemy determined to seek an eye-for-eye--neither of which can he battle until he confronts the truth of what happened one fateful day in the high mountain ranges of the Hindu Kush.

. . . She alone holds the key to his sanity.

Mandy Fielding's dream of opening a therapeutic riding center on her family's ranch is almost within her grasp--until she hires Rocco Silas, a dangerous ex-Spec Ops friend of her brother's. His haunted eyes and passionate touch promise a love she never dared believe possible. Can they confront the truth of his past and build a future together or will the enemy stalking him destroy them both?

Length: Approximately 367 pages
Ages: 18 & up (story contains sex, profanity, and violence)

The Edge of Courage (Red Team) is the first book in a serialized story that is expected to include nine installments. I highly recommend you read this series in order!

5 star:(104)
4 star:(39)
3 star:(11)
2 star:(2)
1 star:(2)

[#7 - pretty far fetched premise but has a lot of good reviews.]

Unwritten Rules
Things aren’t going Madelyn Li’s way. Her bodyguard agency is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, her grandmother keeps hatching plots to marry her off, and someone is trying to kill her latest client. All she wants is to safely escort thriller writer and former CIA agent Carter Devlin on his cross country book tour and collect her check, but two obstacles stand in her way: a shadowy assailant and her growing attraction to her dashing client.

Carter Devlin has agreed to accept the beautiful and determined Ms. Li as a bodyguard primarily to appease his publisher. After all, who would want to kill a beat-up, retired ex-spy on a book tour? But when the attacks turn deadly, he soon learns there’s more to Madelyn than a pretty face and tempting body. Will the spark become a flame before a killer snuffs it out?

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

[#16 - another one with a far fetched premise. Hard to tell much from the reviews.  Only one shows as an Amazon Verified Purchase, one is a vine review, and a third admits to being an advance reviewer.  Just a suspicious pattern of reviews.]

Free From Stackpole.
Stackpole puts a book or two up for free periodically, lately every couple of days.  I have read several of their free books. Some interesting stuff. Most of what I have seen is WWII German military history, with varying quality of translation, some other military history from lesser known units, along with some fishing and other outdoors oriented books.

Lincoln at Peoria: The Turning Point
To understand President Abraham Lincoln, one must understand the extraordinary antislavery speech Lincoln delivered at Peoria, Illinois, on October 16, 1854. This three-hour address marked the turning point in Lincoln's political pilgrimage, dramatically altering his political career and, as a result, the history of America. Though historians and biographers have noted its importance, Lincoln's speech at Peoria has not received the attention it deserves. Lehrman offers a complete examination of the speech that changed the course of our nation.

5 star:(8)
4 star:(5)
3 star:(3)
2 star:(0)
1 star:(0)

[I cannot imagine anyone wanting to listen to a 3 hour speech by a politician.]

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Free Kindle Books 11-19-13

General notes to free Kindle book posts

From the top 100 free list
As is typical, there are also several religious and recipe books on the list today, along with the usual assortment of romance, porn and near porn. I don't call them out because they don't interest me. Click on the link above and search through the Free List Tab if you are interested in such books.

Necessary Evils
John Kane’s quiet mundane world is suddenly ripped apart and he is thrust into a hellish nightmare existence after the murder of his beloved wife. The pain and anguish over his wife’s murder has been harnessed, moulded and channelled into a hatred of the most abnormal ferocity, and an unclosable door had now been wrenched open in his mind, and he had crossed over into the darker realms of humanity where the merciless, cruel, vicious and uncompromising sides of human nature reside. His brain had been rewired and the switch had been flicked.

Has all this been preordained? Are there sinister dark forces at work here? Necessary Evils will have you on the edge of your seat with your heart in your mouth.

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


Green to Go (Buck Reilly Adventure Series)
Buck Reilly went to hell and back in Red Right Return. In Green to Go, it’s a one-way trip. Good news turns bad fast, and the bad just keeps coming in this thrilling new Buck Reilly adventure. The unexpected contents of his parent’s Swiss bank account offer Buck a chance to dig himself out of the hole he’s been in since the recession hit, but first he must recover the treasure maps and clues he lost at sea. Those plans get put on hold when a friend is accused of orchestrating the biggest theft in Key West’s sordid history, and the FBI uses Buck's past against him to demand that he search for the thieves who fled aboard a hundred year-old schooner.

No good deed goes unpunished, and Buck’s dogged by greed and double-crosses from Key West to the Bahamas and points south. His hunt for the missing treasure pits him against a crazed mercenary, Peruvian rebels, rogue Cuban Secret Police and a beautiful woman torn between turning Buck over to the authorities or succumbing to his charm.

Buck’s a lot like the rest of us—trying to make ends meet and hoping for better times. He operates Last Resort Charter and Salvage, flying a 1946 amphibious Grumman Widgeon, hunting for sunken treasure and taking on an occasional passenger, no questions asked. GREEN TO GO is the second book in the series. For more information see: where you can also connect with John on Facebook and Twitter.

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[#7 - a little far fetched maybe, but seems like it might be OK.]

Clever Gardening Tricks
These tricks will help you have the garden of your dreams while saving you time and money. Many tips offer solutions for recycling or reusing, so you don't have to go broke to have a great garden this year!

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[#72 - been free before - I have not looked at it.]

How to Benefit from Everyday Herbs - A Beginner's Guide to Homemade Natural Herbal Remedies for Common Ailments & Good Health
“How to Benefit from Everyday Herbs” is put together by more than fifty years of herbal medicine (herbalism) experience between Dr. Patricia Bratianu and Dr. Donna Schwontkowski. It is the complete herbal guide to introduce you and your family to the world of using natural herbal remedies to cure common ailments and to enjoy good health.

To help you understand and apply herbalism better, Dr. Patricia has taken great care to introduce medicinal and healing herbs from the perspective of how they strengthen the various body systems as choosing herbal medicine or remedy is often based on the system of the body that’s ailing.

The ten primary body systems are covered extensively with natural herbal remedies for the common aliments associated with them. Food ingredients and recipes are also included to help you “strengthen” the various body systems in your daily living.

The ten body systems covered are:
1. Digestive system, 2. Respiratory system, 3. Nervous system, 4. Integumentary system (skin), 5. Endocrine system (glands and hormones), 6. Musculoskeletal system, 7. Immune system, 8. Lymphatic system, 9. Reproductive system, 10. Kidneys and urinary tract

Some of the illnesses and herbals remedies covered:
Anxiety, Stress Headaches, Migraine Headaches, Sinus Headaches, Insomnia, High Blood Pressure, Hardening of the Arteries, High Cholesterol, Indigestion, Constipation, Acne, Healthy Skin for Life, Healthy Hair and Scalp, Rashes and Skin Irritations, Rashes, Eczema, and Psoriasis, Sore Throat, Chest Soreness and Congestion, Herbal Steam Baths, Coughs, Kidney Stones, Hot Flashes, PMS and Pregnancy, Children General Health, Constipation, Bites, Stings and Rashes, Hearing Loss and Ringing in the Ears, Overall Brain Health, Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, Incontinence, Pressure Sores and Bedsores, Diarrhea Stopper, Prostate, Menopause

Quick Bio:

Dr. Patricia Bratianu is a Registered Herbalist, Registered Nurse of forty years and has a Ph.D. in Natural Health.

Dr. Donna Schwontkowski has five degrees in health: Master's in herbology, D.C. (doctorate in chiropractic medicine), B.S. and M.S. in nutrition, and B.S. in Human Biology.

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Free Kindle Books 11-18-13

General notes to free Kindle book posts

From the top 100 free list
As is typical, there are also several religious and recipe books on the list today, along with the usual assortment of romance, porn and near porn. I don't call them out because they don't interest me. Click on the link above and search through the Free List Tab if you are interested in such books.

Vengeance (SSU Trilogy Book 1) (The Surgical Strike Unit)
Left for dead after assassins killed her parents, Jenna Paterson believes she survived for one reason only. Vengeance. She vows revenge on the men behind the attack, including her once beloved older brother, Kai. But Kai has disappeared with a microchip containing data on a top-secret government research program.

Ten years ago, undercover agent Niko Andros sent a vicious Mexican crime lord to prison. Now the man has been released and he's kidnapped Niko's aunt. The price for his aunt's freedom is Kai and the microchip. Niko will do anything to save his aunt―including using Jenna as bait.

As Niko dives back into the deadly criminal underground he'd barely escaped, Jenna discovers she's not as tough as she thinks. Teamed up to find her brother, Niko and Jenna fight to survive in a dangerous world of lies, betrayal, and hidden agendas. Only love can save them...if they'll let it.

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[#43 - seems kind of far fetched.]

No Human Involved
Munch Mancini is trying to get clean and get her act together, but when she becomes the prime suspect in a murder case, sobriety may be what gets her killed.

“Smart plotting, taut suspense and a highly original heroine.” – Desert Sun

"[A] gripping high-tension ballad of low-life L.A.” — L.A. Buzz

A former junkie-turned-auto mechanic, Miranda “Munch” Mancini just wants to make an honest living. But nothing in life is easy, and Munch’s hopes for a new life are dashed when her abusive father turns up murdered, and Munch is the main suspect. Staying clean is one thing, but staying off Detective Mace St. John’s radar, especially when a series of gruesome murders all point to Munch as the culprit, may prove impossible. Her only hope is to cut a deal with the detective, putting her own life on the line to catch a killer. But trust doesn’t come easily for ex-junkies, or for cops. The impulse to betray this precarious alliance may be too strong for either to resist – and may get both of them killed.

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The Silversmith (A David Wolf Thriller)
Sergeant David Wolf has been waiting sixteen years for today's opportunity to follow in the footsteps of his late father -- to become Sheriff of the small ski resort town of Rocky Points, Colorado. What he's offered, however, isn't quite what he's expecting. And for Wolf, refusing turns out to be harder, and much deadlier, than he could have anticipated.

When a rich and powerful enemy corrupts the RPPD from within, Wolf becomes hunted by his own police force, along with a special forces killing machine who's psychotic lust for blood is never denied.

In this action-packed second installment of the David Wolf series, Wolf draws on all his skills to evade certain death in the high Rocky Mountain forest, and in the process unveils a disturbing mystery. One that if he can unravel, will do no less than rewrite his entire past, and ensure he's around to see his future.

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Free Kindle Books 11-17-13

Somehow I forgot to make a post yesterday. Most free books are up for at least two days so probably I did not miss all that much that was not there Friday or today.

General notes to free Kindle book posts

From the top 100 free list
As is typical, there are also several religious and recipe books on the list today, along with the usual assortment of romance, porn and near porn. I don't call them out because they don't interest me. Click on the link above and search through the Free List Tab if you are interested in such books.

Deer Season
It s late November along the shores of northern Lake Michigan. Deer season has been open for a few days and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. A local TV anchorwomen is returning home from an early morning yoga class with her young twin daughters. She stops at the end of her drive and climbs out of her car to collect the mail from the box. As she turns back toward her vehicle, the bullet from a high caliber weapon tears through her chest. In this third book in this series, Sheriff Ray Elkins confronts both the dark history of his own department and powerful and wealthy adversaries who try to control the direction and reach of his investigation.

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In A Small Town (A Small Town Series: Book One)
The shotgun blast catches Detective Matt Longo by surprise. His world unravels into a nightmare that seemingly won't end. Murder, rapes, pedophiles, the small town of Hutchville, N.Y. is changing. It is up to him to make a difference.
While partner Donny Mello is in Italy attending a family funeral for someone "connected," a beautiful F.B.I. agent waits to question Donny about his family business. What will Matt learn from the Agent? Will Donny Mello return in time to help Matt Longo catch his shooter? More importantly, can Matt hide a potentially career-ending secret from his community, his brother, and most especially Agent Cynthia Shyler?

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This Shattered Land (Surviving the Dead)
Eric Riordan doesn't look for trouble, but trouble has a way of finding him.

Two years have passed since the Outbreak. Eric has survived by fleeing to the Appalachian Mountains and joining forces with Gabriel, a scarred war veteran and his oldest friend. But with supplies running low and enemies gathering, the two survivors are forced to leave their home and journey west to Colorado.

Along the way they will find unexpected allies, reunite with old friends, and make deadly new enemies. As difficult as life has been, the most dangerous times lie ahead.

Nothing is easy at the end of the world.

Surviving the Dead I: No Easy Hope
Surviving the Dead II: This Shattered Land
Surviving the Dead III: Warrior Within
The Passenger: A Surviving the Dead Novel

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[#9 - its been free before. I have yet to read it.]

A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens’ masterfully crafted Christmas fable tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a man with wealth to match the coldness of his heart. On a mystical Christmas Eve, a visitation with spirits forces Scrooge to make a choice: change, or perish.

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[#18 - this Christmas classic somehow worked its way to #18 on the top 100 free list. The language is a little archaic but the message is timeless.]

Practical Duct Tape Projects
Practical Duct Tape Projects gives you full step-by-step instructions for 21 amazing uses for duct tape. Learn how to use duct tape to make snowshoes, a wallet, an apron, scratch pads, a hammock, an insulated winter coat, and even a D20 computer server! All projects are written by duct tape experts, and contain pictures for each step so you can learn how to do it yourself. Make it stick!

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[#24 - the wide range of reviews suggests something that I have noted about Instructables in general. Many of the project there are not presented very well.]
 The Old Man and the Wasteland: Updated Edition (Revised)
 Part Hemingway, part Cormac McCarthy's The Road, a suspenseful odyssey into the dark heart of the post-apocalyptic American Southwest.

Forty years after the destruction of civilization, human beings are reduced to salvaging the ruins of a broken world. One survivor's most prized possession is Hemingway's classic The Old Man and the Sea. With the words of the novel echoing across the wasteland, a living victim of the Nuclear Holocaust journeys into the unknown to break a curse.

What follows is an incredible tale of grit and endurance. A lone traveler must survive the desert wilderness and mankind gone savage to discover the truth of Hemingway's classic tale of man versus nature.

Now with a new introduction by author Nick Cole.

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Safe and Easy Food Preservation
This book is about safe and easy home preservation techniques. With the easy to follow preservation guides outlined in this book, you are well on your way to stocking up your pantry with delicious home preserves. Learn how to can, pickle, make jams and jellies and freeze or dry various produce the safe way.

[#45 - no reviews yet.]

The Seventh Season: The Word of God & The Will of Rome
In 67AD, the adventurous young scribe of one of the Apostles flees the siege of Caesarea on a ship sailing for Greece. He is bound by oath to protect the Word of his master, no matter what fate, pirates or the gods of Olympus have in store for him.

Onboard, Johanan meets two people who will change his life and the course of history. The first is a Roman General appointed to organize the Olympic Games at which the Emperor Nero will compete. The second is Dido, an enigmatic young woman from Alexandria who is carrying a cargo of secrets. To uncover the truth about her violent past, Johanan must first prove himself worthy of her trust.

The Seventh Season takes readers on a thrilling journey through the ancient world, and fans of Robert Graves and Mary Renault will get swept up in this truly epic tale. In his commentary, Kit Hudson calls The Seventh Season ‘…a remarkable adventure story in the classic tradition with heroes, emperors and the obligatory sibyl all playing their part. This story shares as much with Herodotus and Homer as it does with the New Testament…’

Click on the Look Inside button to read a sample.

The word of God...

Set against the backdrop of The Jewish War (66-70AD), The Seventh Season illuminates the beginnings of Christianity and explores the origins of some of the greatest teachings in biblical history.

The will of Rome...

Johanan’s epic sea voyage ends in Corinth where Nero is conducting his infamous tour of Greece. When the Emperor decrees that the dangerous new religion must be extinguised, Johanan faces the greatest challenge of his life.

The fight for love...

Dido and Johanan share a hatred of Rome and she becomes something of a fantasy to him. But while his thoughts are filled with idle romance, her heart is set on revenge against Nero and Johanan is forced to choose between destroying Rome... or defending the Word.

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[#48 - I like historical fiction. Hard to tell much about this one from the author's summary or the reviews though]

Coconut Oil Recipes: Homemade Remedies for Health & Beauty plus Recipes for Paleo, Celiac and Gluten-Free Diets (Quick and Easy Series)
Magic oil and miracle oil are other names for coconut oil because it possesses unique qualities in terms of providing a number of health benefits, including skin and hair health, as well as wide culinary uses.  It has been consumed by people living in tropical climates for thousands of years but has received negative publicity in North America because of its high levels of saturated fats.  Only recently have people rediscovered the true benefits of this wonderful oil and started substituting it for other oils in their diet.  Our Coconut Oil recipe book from Dogwood Apps exposes the myths about Coconut Oil and allows you to make your own informed decision about it's usefulness in your own life.

What are some of the health benefits of using Coconut Oil?
boosts thyroid functioning to increase metabolism, energy, and endurance levels.
contains Lauric acid which increases good (HDL) cholesterol levels in the blood.
enables the body to absorb fat-soluble vitamins and increases digestion.
it acts as an antioxidant.
it can be used to for hair care, skin care, and even sunscreen.
it has been shown to help people lose or maintain weight when incorporated into a well balanced diet.
helps regulate blood sugar levels for diabetics.

[#58 - no reviews yet.]

Paleo Holiday Recipes: Delicious, Easy & Paleo-Friendly Thanksgiving and Christmas Recipes [Kindle Edition]
Paleo Holiday Recipes

Nobody can’t stop you from staying Paleo this holiday season!

Whether you are a new Paleo dieter or you have been following the healthy Paleo Diet for quite some time, the hardest part of Paleo journey is to stay on the right track of Paleo. There are many times during your Paleo journey when you just want to give up on the Paleo Diet and go back to unhealthy food choices, especially during holidays. With “Paleo Holiday Recipes” in hand, you won’t get those feelings again. This is because, you’ll have many great Paleo choices at your fingertips. So, Wait No More Dear Paleo Dieter! And Get Your Copy of “Paleo Holiday Recipes” Now!

What You Will Get!

✓ 35 Delicious & Easy Paleo-friendly recipes
✓Recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and more
✓Very easy 1..2..3.. step-by-step instructions that anyone can follow
✓Plenty of variety that entire family will love

Have a Paleolicious Thanksgiving & Christmas!

[#76 - just two reviews - both 5-star.]

Free From Stackpole.
Stackpole puts a book or two up for free periodically, lately every couple of days.  I have read several of their free books. Some interesting stuff. Most of what I have seen is WWII German military history, with varying quality of translation, some other military history from lesser known units, along with some fishing and other outdoors oriented books.

Basic Freshwater Fishing: Step-By-Step Guide to Tackle and Know-How That Catch the Favorite Fish in Your Area
Hauptman provides step-by-step instructions on basic methods and equipment for beginner fishermen. Expert advice on all types of tackle for baitcasting, spinning, spincasting, flycasting-and the most popular species-panfish, gamefish, trout.

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