There’s a bar called “The Captain’s Table,” where those who have commanded mighty vessels of every shape and era can meet, relax, and share a friendly drink with others of their calling. But the first drink is always paid for with a story…even For Starfleet’s finest officers! Buy this 6-book bundle for only $2.99 today.
Star Trek® War Dragons by L.A. Graf: James T. Kirk must join forces with Captain Hikaru Sulu of the U.S.S. Excelsior to end a bloody conflict in a distant star system — before it erupts into a full-scale interstellar war!
Star Trek: The Next Generation®: Dujonian’s Hoard by Michael Jan Friedman: For more than two hundred years, treasure hunters have sought a fabled trove of priceless artifacts and forgotten technology. Now Joan-Luc Picard must go undercover too find the hoard before it falls info the hands of the Federation’s greatest enemies!
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine®: The Mist by Dean Wesley Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch: Is the Mist the ultimate cloaking device — or a gateway to another dimension? Benjamin Sisko contends with the Cordassions, the Fereagi, and even the Klingon Empire to uncover a secret that could change The balance of power throughout the entire Alpha Quadrant!
Plus Star Trek: Voyager® Fire Ship be Diane Carol; Star Trek: New Frontier: Once Burned by Peter David and Star Trek: Where Sea Meets Sky by Jerry Oltion
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First Frost: I am Gwen Frost, and I have a Gypsy gift. It’s called psychometry – that’s a fancy way of saying that I see images in my head and get flashes of other people’s memories off almost everything I touch, even guys.
Touch of Frost: My name is Gwen Frost, and I go to Mythos Academy — a school of myths, magic and warrior whiz kids, where even the lowliest geek knows how to chop off somebody’s head with a sword and Logan Quinn, the hottest Spartan guy in school, also happens to be the deadliest.
Kiss of Frost: Logan Quinn was trying to kill me. My Spartan classmate relentlessly pursued me, swinging his sword at me over and over again, the shining silver blade inching closer to my throat every time.
Dark Frost: I’ve seen so many freaky things since I started attending Mythos Academy last fall. I know I’m supposed to be a fearless warrior, but most of the time, I feel like I’m just waiting for the next Bad, Bad Thing to happen. Like someone trying to kill me–again.
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The Hanjin Shipping Company, which filed for bankruptcy in August, has had its ships stranded at sea or seized by creditors, causing weeks of delay for major publishing houses awaiting inventory.
One container ship was scheduled to arrive in New York on September 12, but did not dock until October 14. The ship was carrying books from a number of publishers including HarperCollins, Bloomsbury, St. Martin’s Press, Viz Media and others.
Downloading your books through Kindle means never having to think about Korean shipping companies declaring bankruptcy.
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Description: By turns tender and terrifying, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff captures America on the verge of political upheaval in 2016 and introduces us to a man who just might be able to save us from the oncoming horror. Yes, Bob Honey – carnival carny, sewage specialist, and government operative, among other occupations – has spent years in preparation, crisscrossing the world in the employ of a mysterious government program that pays in small bills.
Historical Fiction Bundle – Today Only
This collection bundles two of Maureen Lang’s “old and new” fiction titles into one e-book for a great value! Buy this inspirational fiction set for only $2.99 today.
The Oak Leaves: Two time periods—Regency England and contemporary Chicago—are woven together when Talie Ingram finds an old journal belonging to her great-great-great grandmother, Cosima Escott. Through Cosima’s entries, Talie learns that her family was once considered cursed with feebleminded offspring, the result of a genetic disorder (Fragile-X) that may have been passed down to Talie and her sister.
On Sparrow Hill: Two time periods—Victorian Ireland and contemporary England—are again woven together. Rebecca Seabrooke is a commercial manager for Quentin Hollinworth’s family manor and is focused on two things: running the best historical home in the country and forgetting about the childhood crush she’s had on Quentin ever since her father worked as the valet for his family. When Quentin’s distant cousin Dana Martin Walker comes to visit the Hollinworth estate, Rebecca realizes she must confront some of her preconceived ideas about herself . . . and about Quentin.
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Four complete novels: A special edition of the USA Today–bestselling author’s irresistible Scottish romances! Buy the bundle for only $2.99 today.
In Highland Fling, in the aftermath of the Jacobite rebellion in 1750s Scotland, Maggie MacDrumin vows to keep fighting to liberate her people. She has only one hope of survival-enlisting the aid of Edward Carsley.
In Highland Secrets, with her imprisoned mother’s liberty at stake, Jacobite sympathizer Diana Maclean steals into the dungeon of Edinburgh Castle and pulls off an audacious switch. But her bold escapade comes at a price.
In Highland Treasure, most Highlanders fear Black Duncan Campbell. Mary Maclaine isn’t intimidated, but she blames him for the death of his brother Ian, her first love. When Lord MacCrichton tries to strong-arm Mary into marriage, he unknowingly forces Mary to seek aid from the man she vowed to hate forever.
And in Highland Spirits, Penelope MacCrichton watches the tall, broad-shouldered figure walk toward her across the mist-shrouded loch. Is he a phantom, a restless, sensual spirit fated to live only in her secret fantasies?
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Read books to live longer
Book readers live longer than non-readers according research.
More than 3,500 people over the age of 50 participated in a large health study, answering questions about reading. In the 12 years of follow up, compared to non-readers, those who read more than three and a half hours a week are 23% less likely to die. Book readers lived an average of nearly two years longer than non-readers.
You can read newspapers and magazines and still out-live non-readers, but not as long as book readers.
According to Becca R. Levy, a professor of epidemiology at Yale:
People who report as little as a half-hour a day of book reading had a significant survival advantage over those who did not read. And the survival advantage remained after adjusting for wealth, education, cognitive ability and many other variables.
Read more about the study here and here.
About those upgrades
Please! No more updates until you have them perfected. The last few have been disasters.
Remember the one you sent to my 8.9” Kindle Fire that caused my device to deregister? Admittedly, it was an inconvenience to get that fixed, but my Fire has never been the same. New books, apps, and music no longer appear on the carousel. Strangely, audiobooks do.
I’ve tried to convince the Fire to correct itself by rebooting, deregistering/re-registering and sending new books directly to it. The book I sent directly appeared on the Books tab, but not the carousel. I’ve accepted that I will not have the Fire I once had.
Recently my everyday reader, the Voyage, has been giving me fits. I wanted to remove a newly download book from the home page. “Remove from Device” was not available. The option was “Delete this Book.” You may not know this, but if I choose to delete a book, my Voyage will never be able to find it again. The book is in my Amazon archive and I can send it to the device from Amazon’s website, but my Voyage will not retrieve it.
I rebooted the Voyage and had the Remove from Device option for a few books. New books downloads required a reboot to bring Remove from Device back.
Being a dutiful Kindle owner, I went to the support page
and looked for updates. A new version was available and I downloaded it to my laptop and side-loaded it to my Voyage. Surely my frustrations were gone!
No, things were worse. The publisher’s book covers no longer appeared. The title and author appeared in cover-shaped box. Remove from Device is available on some books, but not all.
I spoke to a customer care rep and explained to him what happened and he told me that according to the manual, only Remove from Device is available. I can’t have a Delete this Book option because it isn’t on his list. Sigh. That’s a whole ‘nother column.
This last week the book covers have returned. I’m still frustrated at not being able to remove books from my home page.
Amazon, I’ll be happy to be a beta user of your updates. I will find those bugs before you push to users and all of us will have a better experience.
Up to 60% off select series bundles
Amazon has bundled 60 fiction series published under its imprint and has reduced the price when all books are purchased at one time. The bundles have 2 to 6 books. Most bundles average less than $2 per book.
There are specific instructions on how to get the great bundle price, so please read the details at the top of the page.
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This collection bundles two of Randy Singer’s best-selling inspirational legal thrillers into one e-book for one low price of $3.99.
False Witness: Clark Shealy is a bail bondsman with the ultimate bounty on the line: his wife’s life. He has forty-eight hours to find an Indian professor in possession of the Abacus Algorithm—an equation so powerful it could crack all Internet encryption.
Four years later, law student Jamie Brock is working in legal aid when a routine case takes a vicious twist: she and two colleagues learn that their clients, members of the witness protection program, are accused of defrauding the government and have the encrypted algorithm in their possession. Caught in the middle, Jamie and her friends must protect their clients if they want to survive long enough to graduate.
The Last Plea Bargain (2013 Christy Award finalist): Plea bargains may grease the rails of justice, but for Jamie Brock, prosecuting criminals is not about cutting deals. In her three years as assistant DA, she’s never plea-bargained a case and vows she never will.
But when a powerful defense attorney is indicted for murder and devises a way to bring the entire justice system to a screeching halt, Jamie finds herself at a crossroads. To convict the devil, sometimes you have to cut a deal with one of his demons.
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Meet retired cop, Sam Prichard. Buy this four-book set for only $2.99 today as it is the Kobo price match.
THE GRAVE MAN: Sam Prichard was a cop, and a good one, until the bullets took out the joint of his right hip. When he teams up with computer whiz Indiana Perkins, he suddenly becomes one of the best investigators.
DEATH SUNG SOFTLY: Sam gets his first real case: Find Barry Wallace, a local rock singer who was on the verge of making it big, and vanished suddenly. When Barry’s body turns up minus his head and hands, the case becomes ominous, and now he has to find a killer.
LOVE AND WAR: Sam and Indie are off again, but sometimes fate has a cruel streak. When Sam notices something odd as they’re departing Denver, and then finds out that terrorists have planted small nuclear bombs in twelve US cities including Honolulu, he’s on the case, honeymoon or not.
FRAMED: Sam Prichard has recovered from his last mission. Suddenly, he’s got three seemingly unrelated cases, but the clues keep leading him to the same places and people.
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From best-selling novelist Beth Wiseman, three complete stories about living and loving plain in Lancaster County. Buy this three-novel bundle for only 99 cents today.
Plain Promise: Winters can be brutally cold and lonely in Pennsylvania. Young Amish widow Sadie Fisher rejoices when a renter leases her guest cottage. Kade Saunders turns out to be impulsive, frustrating, and attractive, but romance with an Englischer is forbidden according to the Ordnung.
Plain Paradise: Linda’s Amish life seems like paradise. The bishop’s grandson has been courting her and may propose soon. Then she discovers that she’s adopted.
Plain Proposal: Miriam Raber could have her pick of any bachelor in Lancaster County, but she only has eyes for Saul Fisher. Even when rumors circulate that he may leave the Amish community to pursue a once-in-a-lifetime apprenticeship, Miriam makes a bold assertion: she will stand by him, whether he stays or goes.
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THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR COLLECTION brings together three engrossing novels in the widely acclaimed and much loved Knights Templar series. Escape into the evocative medieval world of Sir Baldwin de Furnshill and his friend Bailiff Simon Puttock, as you join them on the suspenseful trail of three murder mysteries. Buy the bundle for $2.99 today.
THE MAD MONK OF GIDLEIGH: As the winter of 1323 descends on Dartmoor, who could blame the young priest, Father Mark, for seeking affection from the miller’s daughter, Mary? But when Mary and her unborn child are found dead, Mark is the obvious suspect.
THE TEMPLAR’S PENANCE: It is the summer of 1323, and Sir Baldwin de Furnshill and Bailiff Simon Puttock have been granted leave to go on pilgrimage. When a beautiful girl is found murdered on a hillside en route to Santiago de Compostela, the friends are among the first on the scene.
THE OUTLAWS OF ENNOR: On return from pilgrimage, Sir Baldwin de Furnshill and Bailiff Simon Puttock’s ship is attacked by pirates, and Simon sees Baldwin washed overboard. On the island of Ennor, Simon must investigate the murder of the island’s hated tax collector.
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