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Kindle December 30, 2017

Erica Offutt Kinja Deals: Fill Your Kindle Library With Goodreads’ Best Books of 2017

 
 
 
 
$3.49
The Daily Show (The Book): An Oral History as Told by Jon Stewart, the Correspondents, Staff and Guests
by Chris Smith (Author),‎ Jon Stewart (Foreword)

The complete, uncensored history of the award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as told by its correspondents, writers, and host.

For almost seventeen years, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart brilliantly redefined the borders between television comedy, political satire, and opinionated news coverage. It launched the careers of some of today’s most significant comedians, highlighted the hypocrisies of the powerful, and garnered 23 Emmys. Now the show’s behind-the-scenes gags, controversies, and camaraderie will be chronicled by the players themselves, from legendary host Jon Stewart to the star cast members and writers-including Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, and Steve Carell – plus some of The Daily Show’s most prominent guests and adversaries: John and Cindy McCain, Glenn Beck, Tucker Carlson, and many more.
 
 
 
 
$1.99
Sunny Chandler’s Return
by Sandra Brown (Author)
Never. Sunny Chandler always said she’d never go back to the tiny town where she grew up. It was just three years ago that she was at the center of a notorious scandal—and the good folks of Latham Green, Louisiana, made it clear they’d never let her forget it. So Sunny packed up and headed for New Orleans, and now she wouldn’t give up city life for the world. But when she’s invited to her best friend’s wedding, Sunny has no choice but to go home. And with her return come the whispers . . . the looks . . . the rumors she tried to escape. It doesn’t take Sunny long to see that Latham Green has nothing new to offer. Except maybe Ty Beaumont.
 
 
 
 
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Josiah Reynolds Mystery Box Set 2: Death By Bourbon, Death By Lotto, Death By Chocolate (Josiah Reynolds Mysteries Boxset)
by Abigail Keam (Author)
Death By Bourbon: Life takes a dramatic turn for Josiah when she witnesses a death at an engagement party for Matt, her best friend.

Charming socialite Addison DeWitt falls into a fit after taking a sip of bourbon. That would be upsetting enough, but Josiah is sure it is murder. However, no one will believe her except for Lady Elsmere and Meriah Caldwell, the famous mystery writer. The three of them conspire to bring the murderer to justice. It turns out the suspect is always three steps ahead of them.

To make matters worse, Josiah’s daughter, Asa decides to move to London, Franklin leaves town, and Jake starts singing a different tune. Josiah doubts her ability to meet the future alone. Maybe it’s time to sell the Butterfly and move to Florida with the rest of the old folks.
But Josiah is sure of one thing. There is justice and then there is Kentucky justice.

Death By Lotto: Ethel Bradley thinks someone is trying to kill her, but doesn’t know who or why. She enlists the help of her childhood friend, Lady Elsmere, but Lady Elsmere has troubles of her own in the form of a ne’er-do-well English nephew who’s trying to steal her estate. Both women turn to Josiah Reynolds, who has just returned from New York.
Josiah calls Detective Goetz who recommends a shamus named Walter Neff. Walter and Josiah scour the Bluegrass for answers that turn out to be deadly. To make matters worse for Josiah, Fred O’nan (the rogue cop who tried to kill Josiah in Death By A HoneyBee) is a free man and still gunning for her.

Josiah, full of sass and vinegar, meets these challenges head on with the support of her friends, Franklin and Matt. Will Josiah be thwarted this time?

Kentucky can be a cruel mistress to those wanting justice and exacts a high price for it. Sometimes the “dark and bloody ground” demands double indemnity. This is something Josiah knows very well. Very well indeed.

Death By Chocolate:
Josiah Reynolds is tracking down the disappearance of an old friend’s son. But while she is chasing a missing person, O’nan is hot on Josiah’s trail chasing her. And he is threatening, conniving, and blackmailing others to help destroy the woman he thinks ruined his life. Will he finally succeed?

Or will Josiah outwit him as she has always done?

One thing is for sure . . . when Josiah and O’nan finally clash at the Cumberland Falls, will justice will be done? As Josiah always says – there is the law and then there is Kentucky justice.

Will Josiah survive the thundering and treacherous waters of the Cumberland Falls or will O’nan finally push our brave Josiah over the edge?
 
 
 
 
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Cold Jade (A Hardboiled Private Investigator Mystery Series): John Rockne Mysteries 3
by Dan Ames (Author)

Once a cop in the well-to-do Detroit suburb of Grosse Pointe, John Rockne was dismissed from the force after making a tragic mistake that resulted in the brutal murder of a young man.

Now working as a private investigator, John is hired by a man whose daughter is missing and he soon discovers the young woman was living a secret life under the name Jade.

John quickly realizes the world Jade had entered was a dangerous one filled with thieves, drugs, pimps and murderers. He has no idea if he can find her…and bring her out alive.

Three Corpse Meal: A New Year’s Eve Mystery Short Story

Three Corpse Meal: A New Year’s Eve Mystery Short Story
IN THE December 27 ISSUE

FROM THE 2017 Articles,
andMysteryrat’s Maze,
andTerrific Tales SECTIONS
by Margaret S. Hamilton

This short story was originally published in November 2016 on the Writer’s Who Kill blog.

On New Year’s Eve, Lizzie Christopher and Nick Cameron walked up the front walkway of the historic Cooper farmhouse. White lights outlined the tree branches, and a wreath decorated with silver ornaments and blue organza ribbons hung on the front door. “Blue for the new year,” Lizzie said. “My shop staff outdid themselves helping Christina select furniture and draperies for her old family home. I can’t wait to show you how well it turned out.”

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Take a Look Back on the Best of Signature in 2017

Culture
The Man Who Doesn’t Read Women

After confessing that he had never read a book by a woman, my doctor asked me for a book suggestion. “Which woman writers should I read?”

Books
Take a Literary Tour of the U.S. with These 50 State-Set Books

It’s time for a literary tour! This list of books represents some of the best books, both fiction and nonfiction, from each of the fifty states.

The 28 Best Books on Writing
Writing is hard, and defining yourself as a writer can be even harder. Here’s our exhaustive list of the best books on writing when the blank page beckons.

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Kindle December 27, 2017

$4.99
Two Kinds of Truth
By Michael Connelly
From a #1 New York Times bestselling author who “writes the best detective novels around” (USA Today): When Harry Bosch investigates a local murder, he’s drawn into a startling web of crime and danger. An NPR Best Book of 2017 with “a one-of-a-kind hero” (The New York Times Book Review).
 
 
 
 
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Fix-It and Forget-It Favorite Slow Cooker Recipes for Dad: 150 Recipes Dad Will Love to Make, Eat, and Share!
by Hope Comerford (Editor)
Dad deserves the very best home cooking. But he doesn’t have a lot of time, and neither do you! With these easy slow cooker recipes, you can make his favorite ribs, wings, chili, fudge brownies, and more with minimal preparation time and easy-to-find ingredients. Whether Dad likes to cook or likes to be cooked for, these tried and true recipes are sure to be a hit.

You can trust these recipes because they are:
Collected from some of America’s best home cooks
Tested in real-life settings
Carefully selected from thousands of recipes
 
 
 
 
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A Thief of Time (A Leaphorn and Chee Novel Book 8)
by Tony Hillerman (Author)
At a moonlit Indian ruin—where “thieves of time” ravage sacred ground in the name of profit—a noted anthropologist vanishes while on the verge of making a startling, history-altering discovery. At an ancient burial site, amid stolen goods and desecrated bones, two corpses are discovered, shot by bullets fitting the gun of the missing scientist.

There are modern mysteries buried in despoiled ancient places. And as blood flows all too freely, Navajo Tribal Policemen Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee must plunge into the past to unearth an astonishing truth and a cold-hearted killer.
 
 
 
 
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Man Overboard: An Ali Reynolds Novel (Ali Reynolds Series Book 12)
by J.A. Jance (Author)
Ali Reynolds returns in this suspenseful thriller featuring New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance’s signature “fast pacing, surprising plot twists, and a strong, principled heroine” (Booklist).

Cybersecurity expert Roger McGeary finally has his life back on track after years of struggling with depression. But when he falls from the balcony of his suite on an all-expenses-paid cruise, the police quickly dismiss it as an accident. Unsatisfied, Roger’s tough-as-nails aunt, Julia Miller, is determined to find answers and closure. By contacting Roger’s childhood friend Stuart Ramey to help her solve the mystery of his fate, Julia unwittingly sets up a collision course with a serial killer.

Stuart, his sidekick Cami Lee, and journalist-turned-amateur-sleuth Ali Reynolds put the full resources of cutting edge online security firm High Noon Enterprises into learning the truth about Roger’s death. With Cami on the high seas investigating the ship from which Roger disappeared, Stuart stays tied to his computer, locked in a battle of wits and technology against an unusually twisted adversary. When the heartless killer sets sights on Stuart, High Noon must race against time to save him and countless others.
 
 
 
 
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Snap Judgment (Samantha Brinkman Book 3)
by Marcia Clark (Author)
When the daughter of prominent civil litigator Graham Hutchins is found with her throat slashed, the woman’s spurned ex-boyfriend seems the likely suspect. But only days later, the young man dies in what appears to be a suicide. Or was it? Now authorities are faced with a possible new crime. And their person of interest is Hutchins. After all, avenging the death of his daughter is the perfect reason to kill. If he’s as innocent as he claims, only one lawyer has what it takes to prove it: his friend and colleague Samantha Brinkman.

It’s Sam’s obligation to trust her new client. Yet the deeper she digs on his behalf, the more entangled she becomes in a thicket of family secrets, past betrayals, and multiple motives for murder. To win her case, she’s prepared to bend any law and cross any boundary that stands in her way. Sam has always played by her own rules, and it’s always worked…so far. But this case cuts so deep and so personal that one false move could cost her everything.

 
 
 
 
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The Little Book of Mindfulness: 10 Minutes a Day to Less Stress, More Peace
by Patrizia Collard (Author)
Mindfulness is the easy way to gently let go of stress and be in the moment. It has fast become the slow way to manage the modern world – without chanting mantras or setting aside hours of time for meditation.

Dr Patrizia Collard will show you how to bring simple 5- and 10-minute practices into your day in order to free yourself from stress and, ultimately, find more peace in your life.

This beautifully illustrated book will set you and your family on the road of mindfulness so you can lead a more mindful, peaceful and relaxed life. Find long-lasting happiness with The Little Book of Mindfulness!

CONTENTS:

1. Being in the Now
2. Accept and Respond
3. Making Your Mind Up
4. Simply Be
5. Mindful Eating
6. Gratitude and Compassion
7. Everyday Mindfulness
 
 
 
 
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Urban Mythic: Thirteen Novels of Adventure and Romance, featuring Norse and Greek Gods, Demons and Djinn, Angels, Fairies, Vampires, and Werewolves in the Modern World
by C. Gockel (Author),‎ Christine Pope (Author),‎ Meg Collett (Author),‎ C.J. Brightley (Author),‎ Helen Harper (Author),‎ Eva Pohler (Author),‎ Melissa Snark (Author),‎ Debra Dunbar (Author),‎ Ron C. Nieto (Author),‎ Lola St.Vil (Author),‎ Mark E. Cooper (Author),‎ S.T. Bende (Author),‎ Nancy Straight (Author)
A box set of MYTHIC proportions …

Want a little magic in your life? Ever wished faeries were real or for your own personal djinn?

Then these THIRTEEN worlds of action, adventure, humor, and romance are for you. Join the freshest voices in urban fantasy and paranormal romance as they bring magic into your life in the form of gods, demons, djinn, faeries, werewolves, and more.

This enchanting collection is FREE for a limited time. Download it before it’s gone!

Neal Wyatt: Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News | Book Pulse

Neal Wyatt: Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News | Book Pulse

December 2017 99 cent Amazon Ebooks by @CreativiaPub Authors 16th to 31st – Author Sahara Foley

December 2017 99 cent Amazon Ebooks by @CreativiaPub Authors 16th to 31st Here it is, the middle of December and I really can’t tell in Omaha, NE. We should have at least some snow on the ground, but nada so … Continue reading →

December 2017 99 cent Amazon Ebooks by @CreativiaPub Authors 16th to 31st – Author Sahara Foley

49 Writer’s Inc. Dawnell Smith | Opening in 2018: The Writer’s Block

Dawnell Smith | Opening in 2018: The Writer’s Block
By Dawnell Smith (and on behalf of her Block partners: Vered Mares, Teeka Ballas, Kathy McCue)

In the fall of 2015, we walked into the Adults Only sex store on Spenard Road in Anchorage to lay the groundwork for building a community bookstore art space and cafe. The property held not just a storied past, but the stories of people trying to survive and make sense of their lives.

The Writer’s Block Bookstore & Café has risen up in that space because the community has helped lift it. We all want to make sense of our lives, and books, art, and gathering spaces help us do it.

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What’s in a Name Challenge 2018

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The 2018 What’s in a Name? Challenge

This is my favorite Reading Challenge and the one I have done every year since it first started.

The Eleventh Annual What’s in a Name Challenge
Charlie at The Worm Hole hosts this one.

For the What’s in a Name Challenge participants are asked to read books whose titles fit a selection of categories. It’s not a huge commitment and I usually manage to check off most of the categories randomly without even trying. There are usually a couple of categories that I end up needing to actively search for a book but that’s always a fun search and I’ve found some real gems along the way. This year I picked up both The Disappearing Spoon and The Blue Castle at least partly because of this challenge

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Authors, Books and Reviews December 14, 2017

Audio and transcript!
C. G. Cooper: Episode 015: Jeff Carson – Wolves Don’t Listen To Losers
 
 
 
 
Maria Popoval Brain Pickings: 7 Favorite Science Books of 2017

Scientific Friday: The Best Science Books Of 2017
 
 
 
 
By Neal Wyatt: Changes at the NYT | Book Pulse
A New Daily Critic
Reviewer Jennifer Senior spends her last day at the NYT looking at acknowledgments. Jennifer Szalai will take over as the nonfiction daily book critic, starting in January. She is currently on the staff of the NYT Book Review.

 
 
 
 
Signature Reads
 
 
By Lorraine Berry: 24 Best Books to Gift to the Strong Feminist in Your Life

It’s that time of the year again: when those of us with holiday obligations try once again to come up with gifts for friends and family. As a bibliophile, I love nothing more than introducing someone to a book that I have loved and making a gift of it to them. I always hope that the recipient will love the book as much as I have, and sometimes envy that they will be experiencing the book for the first time. But matching people to books can be difficult, especially if the subjects that interest them are outside of your own favored genre or subject matter.

This year, those who love feminist literature and nonfiction had a lot of choices. For the feminist book-lover in your life, consider choosing one of these selections in fields that range from history to graphic novels. This list isn’t exhaustive, but it’s a good place to start.

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Caffeinated Reviewer: The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
 
 
 
 
Caffeinated Reviewer: Disturbed by Jennifer Jaynes
 
 
 
 
Caffeinated Reviewer: Touch of Red by Laura Griffin
 
 
 
 
Caffeinated Reviewer: Gertrude, Gumshoe Cozy Mystery Box Set by Robin Merrill
 
 
 
 
Holiday Traditions by Natalie Ann #mgtab

ALBTALBS Presents: Were-Spoof Stories 2.3! Night of the Were-Hare by N.R. Lines

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In things I never expect, a hare with a cigarette in its mouth just ran past me @DublinAirport! Duty free? #cigharette #nothingtodeclhare


 
 
 
 

ALBTALBS Presents: Were-Spoof Stories 2.3! Night of the Were-Hare by N.R. Lines

Hi friends! Sorry for the delay. Totally my fault :X If you’re totally new to A Little Bit Tart, A Little Bit Sweet (ALBTALBS), you’ve been missing out on spoof were-animal stories! More recently we’ve had a specific sort, that was going up weekly, but I broke the pattern. But have no fear! Today we have the last but definitely not least installment of this “series.” So, enjoy!

Night of the Were-Hare

Of all the places to have a flat tire Clyde had to choose this stretch of lonely highway. The highway Katie’s GPS had her believing was a shortcut back to civilization. Katie kicked the front tire of her ancient 1982 Pontiac Bonneville, cursing whoever had used an air-wrench to tighten the lug nuts to the point where only someone with super human strength could loosen them. She leaned inside the open passenger side window, grabbed her cell phone off the seat, cursed again when she got exactly zero bars.

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