Emily Castles, spare-time private investigator, full-time desk jockey is at it again! When renowned psychic Perspicacious Peg predicts a murder will occur at England’s Belief and Beyond conference, her skeptical colleagues recruit twenty-six-year-old budding sleuth Emily to attend the event to investigate. The suspected victim is illusionist Edmund Zenon, who plans to perform a daring stunt at the conference.
In the seaside town of Torquay, Emily meets a colorful cast of characters: dramatic fortune-teller Madame Nova; kindly Bobby Blue Suit and his three psychic dachshunds; Sarah and Tim Taylor, devastated parents mourning their late son; and religious cult members Hilary, Trina, and the Colonel. Tensions rise as believers in science, the supernatural, and the spiritual clash with one another. But once a body count begins, Emily must excuse herself from the séances and positivity circles, and use old-fashioned detective work to find the killer.
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Organization expert Kate McKenzie is looking forward to her newest consignment: organize the cross-country move for a divorced father and his two children. But when a dead body turns up, Kate’s carefully organized plans are thrown into chaos. Was it an accident? Or murder?
Kate aims to find out and ends up falling more emotionally involved than she’d expected when the victim’s teenaged daughter becomes the police’s lead suspect. As a mother herself, she just can’t let the girl not only lose a mother but possibly lose her freedom and future as well. While the police follow the chain of evidence, Kate follows her gut, leading her on a dangerous investigation that could result in more than one death if she doesn’t watch her step…
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If you’re craving fresh, nourishing food that will help you lose weight, get more energy, and revitalize your health, look no further than The Vegetarian’s Bible. These classic vegetarian dishes utilize seasonal ingredients that are great for both your health and the environment. Vegetables are an essential part of a good diet because they are packed with antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, and fiber. Learn how to maintain your health and be your own “inner doctor” with recipes for a detox and anti-inflammatory diet, as well as recipes that utilize all those important super foods that are packed with nutrients that keep you full longer.
With recipes ranging from appetizers, soups, and snacks, to pizzas, salads, and sandwiches, and even stir frys and desserts, this cookbook is perfect for someone looking to go veggie, or the vegetarian interested in exploring new, tasty meals. This cookbook is only $1.99 today.
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Catherine had vowed long ago to be the kind of mother she’d never known herself, but somewhere along the way things became muddled. One by one her three children rebelled, leaving her outwardly perfect family in disarray. As if their household isn’t disrupted enough, Catherine’s strange sister-in-law moves in–uninvited.
Into the chaos steps a new neighbor, as different from Catherine as any woman could be. Catherine is both appalled and fascinated by the unique way Barb’s family interprets life’s trials, and she is inexplicably drawn to them. When tragedy strikes, she finds herself longing to discover the secret to their joyful, contented lives.
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Lou Mason Thrillers ($1.99 each) Kindle Book: Today only purchase five Lou Mason Thrillers by Joel Goldman for only $1.99 each. Audiobooks are also selling at reduced prices.
The Wheel of Fortune ($1.99) Kindle Romance: Welsh heir Robert Godwin knows everything about his powerful family’s interests, but what does he know of his own heart?
Happy Stories! ($1.99 Audiobook $0.99) Kindle Non-Fiction: Through fifty true stories, Bowen shares how people have taken his philosophies to heart—and are becoming measurably happier!
John Constantine, Hellblazer Vol. 1 ($2.99) Kindle Sci-Fi/Fantasy: This first collection is a loosely connected series of tales of John’s early years where Constantine was at his best and at his worst, all at the same time.
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World of Goo (Free) App for Kindle Fire and Android: Drag and drop living, squirming, talking, globs of goo to build structures, bridges, cannonballs, zeppelins, and giant tongues
We Have Always Lived in the Castle ($2.95) Audible Deal of the Day (price ends at 11:59pm Eastern): Taking listeners deep into a labyrinth of dark neurosis, We Have Always Lived in the Castle is a deliciously unsettling novel about a perverse, isolated, and possibly murderous family, and the struggle that ensues when an ill-intentioned cousin arrives at their estate.
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Over $115 in Top Paid Apps & Games FREE
Through November 1 over $115 in Top Paid Apps & Games FREE for the Kindle Fire and Android devices are available to download now. Selections include Plants vs. Zombies, World of Goo, Hidden Objects, Toca Town as well as Carbs Control, Visible Body, Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English and many more. Forty apps and games to download.
Voyage has arrived
UPS delivered my Voyage on Tuesday, a full month ahead of the original date. I eagerly opened the box, turned it on, chose my language preference, connected the wi-fi and registered the device. Oops! The registration errored. Probably just a typo. I entered the information again. Internal error? Must be so excited I’m fat-fingering something. Tried again. Internal error again?
Two more tries and I’m convinced there is a problem I cannot fix. The first helpful care rep at Amazon realized that she couldn’t register the device and sent me on to Kindle technical support. Richard patiently worked with me to gather all the information necessary for him to register the device. Hallelujah! A bit of trouble that worked out fine.
My first impressions: Amazing clarity! The type is so crisp and easier on the eyes. The size and weight is right. The feel is comfortable.
The negatives: The power button is a push-style on the back in the upper right. My Voyage has gone to sleep twice when I have inadvertently pushed the button while gripping the device. (I don’t use a cover.) I’m disappointed with the push-button to page advance. It takes a rather strong touch to turn the page. Maybe my device is built backwards – the sensitive button has been put on the back in error.
Update: Chris commented that the settings for the page-turning buttons can be adjusted. That negative is now a positive. . .
Another negative: When I started the Voyage later in that first evening, the device was no longer registered. I was able to complete the process on the device, but it was an aggravation. Hope I have time to learn more about the Voyage this weekend.
Ben Bradlee, Long-Time Washington Post Executive Editor, Dies
Ben Bradlee, the executive editor of The Washington Post from 1968 – 1991, passed away October 21 at the age of 93.
Bradlee became widely known during the presidency of Richard Nixon, when he challenged the federal government over the right to publish the Pentagon Papers and oversaw the publication of Bob Woodward’s and Carl Bernstein’s stories documenting the Watergate scandal.
As a reporter in the 1950s, Bradlee became close friends with then-senator John F. Kennedy, who had graduated from Harvard two years before Bradlee, and lived nearby. Bradlee’s wife at the time, Jean Saltonstall, was related to Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy.
In 1960 Bradlee toured with both Kennedy and Richard Nixon in their presidential campaigns. He later wrote a book, Conversations with Kennedy ($1.99), recounting their relationship during those years. From parties at the White House to weekends at Palm Beach to JFK’s enduring influence on Bradlee’s own life, this is an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the man behind a myth, written by a giant of American journalism.
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Cheap Reads – WitchLight Trilogy – $1.99 each
Written by by Deborah Geary , Witchlight Trilogy is light contemporary fantasy with a good dose of humor, a little romance, and characters you won’t want to leave.
London, 1944. While the Luftwaffe makes its final assault on the already battered British capital, Londoners rush through the streets, seeking underground shelter in the midst of the city’s black out.
When the panic subsides, other things begin to surface along with London’s war-worn citizens. A severed arm is discovered by a group of children playing at an East End bomb site, and when Scotland Yard’s Dective Sergeant Frederick Troy arrives at the scene, it becomes apparent that the dismembered body is not the work of a V-1 rocket.
After Troy manages to link the severed arm to the disappearance of a refugee scientist form Nazi Germany, America’s newest intelligence agency, the OSS, decides to get involved. The son of a titled Russian émigré, Troy is forced to leave the London he knows and enter a corrupt world of bloody consequences, stateless refugees, and mysterious women as he unearths a chain of secrets leading straight to the Allied high command.
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Welcome to Providence, Rhode Island, where corruption is entertainment and Mayor Buddy Cianci presided over the longest-running lounge act in American politics. In The Prince of Providence, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Mike Stanton tells a classic story of wiseguys, feds, and politicians on a carousel of crime and redemption.
Buddy Cianci was part urban visionary, part Tony Soprano—a flawed political genius in the mold of Huey Long and James Michael Curley. His lust for power cost him his marriage, his family, and close friendships. Yet he also revitalized the city of Providence, where ethnic factions jostle with old-moneyed New Englanders and black-clad artists from the Rhode Island School of Design rub shoulders with scam artists from City Hall.
But in 2001, a federal corruption probe dubbed Operation Plunder Dome threatened to bring the curtain down on Cianci once and for all.
Mike Stanton takes readers on a remarkable journey through the underside of city life, into the bizarre world of the mayor and his supporting cast. Buy the book today for $1.99.
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We are closer to the Sims than we think …
For decades, mankind has been locked in a war with an alien enemy that resembles the human race so closely they are known as the Sims. Both sides battle for control of habitable planets across the galaxies—often at any cost.
Lieutenant Jander Mortas is fresh out of officer training and new to the war zone but eager to prove himself. There’s just one problem: disaster strikes while he’s traveling to his first assignment. He wakes to find himself marooned on a planet that appears deserted, with the only other survivors: a psychoanalyst, a conscientious objector, and a bitter veteran of a brutal slave-scout detachment. As the group struggles to reach safety on a nearby base, Glory Main, they discover a Sim colony—which could mean their salvation, or their demise.
Thrown together, they must fight the harsh elements, an ever-present enemy, and possibly each other.
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