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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Free Books Available Feb 16, 2013

Sorry the book list is late today.  I had to leave halfway through for the whole morning for 4 year old's ballet class and then a seminar
Today's the first day of the first Preparedness Fair.  I KNOW that of the hundreds of readers, there are bound to be a number of writers here---please don't wait for someone else to do it--join in and share!
Please see above for how to read these books without a Kindle, and the sidebar at left for a quick explanation of this blog. Have fun getting new books! :) May I suggest that you check daily so you don't miss all those available for only 24 hrs. Many of yesterday's books will still be free, so if you missed checking then, it's still worth a visit, as you may pick up some gems that way.
If you are coming here on a later date than February 16, please check the most recent list for today's books: Main Page. (Some of the books below may still be available. Most are free for 1 or 2 days but sometimes they are free longer.)

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--How to Create a Landscape Berm - Easy D.I.Y. Tips to Building a Natural Looking Berm on a Budget
--Disaster: Too Late to Prep
--From the Fire
--RUNAWAY TWINS IN ALASKA (Runaway Twins series #2)
For Fiction, scroll down…
General Self-Sufficiency and Survival

The PTSD Cure - How To Overcome Post Traumatic Stress Disorder And Live A Happy, Fulfilling Life

Obstacle Course Racing: How to Rock the Warrior Dash, Spartan, Tough Mudder or Any Mud Run

Emotional Training
”the art of creating a sense of a safe place in a changing world …How can we cope with our natural death anxiety and create the sense of a safe place in the changing world? How can we efficiently cope with crisis and trauma?...”

Learn To Speak Deer Hunting: For Beginners or People in a Relationship With a Hunting Fanatic

Food, Home, and Farming/Gardening

The Mushroom Book For Beginners: 2nd Edition (Revised) : A Mycology Starter or How To Be A Backyard Mushroom Farmer And Grow The Best Edible Mushrooms At Home (Backyard Farm Books)

How to Create a Landscape Berm - Easy D.I.Y. Tips to Building a Natural Looking Berm on a Budget

100 Year Old Recipes You Can Still Make Today: BREADS AND DESSERTS

How to Cook with Old Time Recipes
” my grandmother's work, who was born in the 1800’s and attended the National Training School for Cookery in London She went on to work in some fine houses in London and also in Edinburgh, before stopping in the 1920’s. The recipes are taken from her training school notes, her own writings, and magazine and newspaper clippings that she kept from that period. The spellings and grammar from that period may be a little different from the way we do things today, but there should not be anything that cannot be understood. I have left out some of the recipes that have ingredients not readily available today, or perhaps undesirable, but most of her work is here, over 300 recipes of all kinds.”

Eating Paleo: A Beginner's Guide to Getting the Most out of Your Paleo Diet

Going Paleo Without Going Broke

Acura/Honda Automotive SRS/Air-Bag Repair Manual (Automotive SRS/Air-Bag series)


Ssenior Dog Nutrition (Canine Wellness)

Silver Jewelry Making: An Easy & Complete Step by Step Guide (Ultimate How To Guides)

Crafty Girls Talk
Interviews with 21 crafters. ”Many of the women interviewed sell their designs. Others teach or write craft books. Some sell online, at markets or from their bricks and mortar shop. Others lead tours to France or China. A few of the women don't sell their work but make for family or those in need. “


PCOS Diet Book - A Collection Of Recipes To Beat The Symptoms Of PCOS - A Cookbook For Women Suffering From PCOS

Ultimate Outdoor Workout System: Healthy Weight Loss & Fast Fat Burning Without Expensive Gyms or Exercise Equipment (How To Get Fit Free)

Oby's Wisdom! A Caveman's Simple Guide to Holistic Health and Wellness

Living Gluten Free-The Complete Beginner's Guide To A Gluten Free Lifestyle

Vitamins, Minerals and their natural sources

Revenge of the Pond Scum: Searching for the causes of Alzheimer's Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Parkinson's Disease

First Aid For Your Menopause Emotions


Beyond Denial -- Why Addicts Relapse

The Secret Life of Water: A Microbiology Tale
”includes many interesting facts about water, its chemistry, and biological importance. Also included are the history of salt, facts about microbiology & osmosis, ancient history, an explanation of the relationship between cholera & cystic fibrosis, DNA, proteins, much more. This story is the second installment in the longer 4-part fictional novel: ‘Cystic Fibrosis & the Brewer's Yeast’"

10 Ways to Naturally Avoid Colds and Flu

Essential Home Remedies: Staying Healthy With Simple, Natural Home Remedies From The Pantry And The Garden

The Ultimate Natural Detox Guide: Achieve Better Health, Lose Weight and Feel Great!


Help! My Toaster's Broken
Planned obsolescence.

Christian Resistance to Tyranny: The Three-Point Strategy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer [Article]
”This 5 page article … is an examination of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's thoughts about what exactly the Christian church may do, and in fact ought to do, in the face of an anti-Christ tyranny. This is the situation he faced, as a pastor in Germany in the 1930's and 40's, during Hitler's rise to power. …the thoughtful minister's ideas on God and government, and what it may mean when Christians must chose to be obedient to one and not the other, are terribly needed in America in 2013.”

The Rhythm of Economic Chaos: Eco-Dynamic-Evolutionary Economics

Communication (The First Responder Series)


The Ultimate Military Spouse Survival Guide - Navy Edition

Education (Self, Home, School)

Memorize 50 States Geography: On My Way Across The United States

LEARNZILLA: Guide to 30 Fun and Free Learning Websites to Help Elementary Students with Reading, Writing and Math

The Thursday Surprise: A Story about Kids and Autism
Highly rated.

How To Get Into Harvard: How To Balance Your Expectations, Write The Killer Essay And Maximize Your Prospects Of Admission To Harvard (Student Horizon)

Planning High School Courses: Charting the Course Toward High School Graduation (Coffee Break Books)

Master German Vocabulary in a Week: Beginner Flashcards 3

Franklin GRE Vocabulary Flash Cards: 467 Frequent GRE Words For High GRE Verbal Score (GRE Vocab Builder)

English Explained 4: The Past Perfect

Speed Learning: Tips & Techniques for Speed Reading, Learning and Memory Boosting

Beach Erosion

Typical Teachers. A Cheeky Peek Inside The Staffroom

Scott's Teach Yourself Guitar in Seven Days

Teaching Creative Writing: A Sixteen Week Lesson Plan

Teaching Business Writing: A good refresher and quick reference
Short. (which is complaint of review)

Teaching Composition

Teaching American Literature

Eleven Times Table Multiplication Cards (Multiplication Cards Series)

Learn Japanese Vocabulary - Household items - English/Japanese Flashcards (FLASHCARD EBOOKS)

Speed Reading: The Complete Guide For Improving Your Speed Reading (Increase Your Reading Speed And Comprehension Skills)

how to draw fish, shark, whale sea horses and lots of other sea animals and stuff (that kids love) step by step (how to draw comics and cartoon characters)

Red and Blue: Lefties Tie Shoes, Too!

History for Kids: The Battle of Gettysburg

History for Kids: The Battle of Antietam

The Anne Boleyn Collection - The Real Truth about the Tudors

The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown

On This Day in Tudor History

Edwardian Britain: A Very Brief History

Caligula & Nero: Rome's Worst Emperors

True Accounts

Even More Roads to Adventure: Fishing, Rafting, Golfing, Hiking, Sailing, Snowboarding, Kayaking, Parasailing, RVing, Camping and Cruising Stories

Retail Undercover: True Shoplift Arrest Stories from an Undercover Retail Loss Prevention Agent

Ernest Briggs & The Great War : Part Three : In Grandad's Footsteps

Ten Thousand Miles by Freight Train: A Memoir of Beauty and Freedom on the Rails
”the true story of a young woman who sets out across the continent on wild freight trains in search of beauty, freedom and adventure. There is weather, wind, and peril; she becomes hopelessly lost; she lives for days in magical, forgotten forests; there is dehydration and loneliness; there are other human beings, impossibly brilliant, who shine like bright stars in the dark and endless universe.”

Picnic at the Iron Curtain: A Memoir: From the fall of the Berlin Wall to Ukraine's Orange Revolution

Goodbye Junie Moon
Vietnam wartime (not combat memoirs, but true story)


Nature Survival, War, and other Hardship

”a Veteran's journey from small town America to homelessness; after war and success, he became a personal PRISONER OF WAR (POW). Losing his Dignity, Wife/Kids, Job, Car, Home, Church, Health and Faith; HOMELESS and MISSING IN ACTION (MIA), he became "POOR IN SPIRIT" on the Beatitudes Road to Redemption, only to inherited WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL.
***Fifty percent of the author’s net profits received from the royalties related to the sales of this book will be used to support the purchase of homes for homeless veterans”

The Silver Bullet (Jake Gibb's Patriot Spy series)
”first volume of Jim DeFelice's rollicking, fast-paced adventure series set during the American Revolution. The series blends historical and fictional characters to recreate a thrilling time in America's history….Across the colonies, good men take up arms against the tyranny of England and King George. But their leaders need someone who can infiltrate the British army, sneak behind enemy lines, and bring back intelligence. That man is Lieutenant Colonel Jake Gibbs, a master spy with General George Washington's secret service. He's got a flair for danger and a knack for executing the impossible. On the order of General Washington, Jake Gibbs travels in disguise from Albany to Montreal. There, he must find out the plans for English General Burgoyne's impending assault through the Hudson River Valley….

South to Alaska: A True Story of Courage and Survival from the Heartland of America to the Heart of a Dream
”A true story of courage, endurance and survival, South to Alaska chronicles Melvin's 10,000-mile journey through a dangerous world he knows little about, to a world he cannot forget."

Cotton and Silk
”Their perilous mission involves crossing the enemy-held Pacific, infiltrating the Japanese homeland, and escaping through exotic Mongolia and Siberia. And even if they have the cunning, courage, and luck to pull off the heist and save America from defeat, in the end they’ll need something more to save themselves.”

RUNAWAY TWINS IN ALASKA (Runaway Twins series #2)
“Rachel, Janie, and Justin (trained by his father and uncle as a survivalist) are back--this time in wilderness Alaska where they battle bears, bad guys, and nature's fury. The Prophet of the polygamous cult of Sheba Hill reaches out from prison to have the Lemon twins kidnapped and transported to Whitehorse in the Yukon where he has established his new God's Way Temple. He still considers the girls his double portion from God and he wants them waiting for him when he's released on appeal. And the Prophet pays extra to make certain their companion Justin Patrick, whom he hates for rescuing the twins in Montana's Bitterroot Mountains, is eliminated and buried deep in Alaska's Yuktapah Preserve. A long-dormant volcano explodes; earthquakes gobble up canyons, lakes, and rivers; and grizzly sows and boars make it clear they can't be controlled. The pressure on the three teenagers never lets up. Each time they think they've gained the victory, they encounter new and more difficult obstacles.”
The first in the series, RUNAWAY TWINS (Runaway Twins series #1), was listed here before too. It is also an escape story involving wilderness survival.

Politics, Terrorism, and Intrigue/Conspiracy

“Our main character (You!) is faced with food rationing and a pandemic of food poisoning on a national scale. Not only that, a corporation is behind it all! Navigate your way through this sticky situation. Will you survive your next choice? Choose Your Own Adventure - This is an interactive story. Short Story”

The McHenry Inheritance
“On a fly-fishing vacation in California's High Sierra, San Francisco stockbroker Quill Gordon encounters more than he bargained for. A menacing "citizen militia," led by a former radio talk-show host, has taken over an alpine meadow and is stockpiling a massive cache of weapons. Ellen McHenry, a rancher's daughter to whom Gordon is attracted, is in the middle of a trial over a contested will that is tearing apart her family and threatening her father's legacy. When a murder is committed in cold blood and broad daylight, Ellen becomes a suspect, the militia ramps up its suspicious activities, and Gordon is drawn more deeply into the case — whether he wants to be or not.”

FATAL eMPULSE (A Gerrit O'Rourke Novel)
A presidential edict hurls Gerrit O’Rourke and his international team deep into the heart of the Mid East to prevent an aerial attack threatening to start another world war. … everything comes down to this—who will survive? Gerrit’s past again rises to create conflict between himself, his Mossad-trained partner Alena Shapiro, and a flame from the past—CIA agent Shakeela Vaziri. Beyond romance, beyond survival, Gerrit and his team must race against the clock as attack planes launch. Every second counts.

Silent Warpath
” Following a leak at a top secret American research project, Ben Campbell is a hunted man. Seriously injured in a road accident, the repercussions are felt in London. Sean Quinlan is sent to investigate, but even with his considerable skills he is unable to save Ben from a second fatal attack. He learns that project Cetus is a state of the art un-manned submarine. Built using stealth technology, it carries a new type of deadly underwater weapon….”

Collapse, Post-Apocalypse, Speculative Futures

The Divide
”This novel is a utopian vision. After gridlock on the roads, immigration spiralling out of control, and the obesity epidemic gripping the nation; the UK closes its borders to the outside world in the year 2026. Seventy four years later in the year 2100, the President of The United States of America becomes the first invited guest to visit the shores. He discovers a new world, a world without oil, a country reshaped by rising sea levels, and 'The Divide', a shipping channel similar to the Seuz Canal which has split the nation. This is his story as seen through his eyes, during his three day visit to The Promised Land.“

Disaste: Too Late to Prepr
”Action filled apocalyptic prepping tale that illustrates 'Too much, too, little, too late." Violence, language, adult situations. 'Disaster' is a novel about an average, middle class family that belatedly realizes society is on the verge of collapse. They take a number steps to prepare for the coming disaster, but make mistakes with horrific consequences. Along with others, they discover there is more to prepping than buying supplies. The Henderson family is racing toward a confrontation with reality. A high-speed train wreck with few survivors.”

” Science fiction short story set in post-apocalyptic America.” Poor review for poor writing, but very short and the “right” subject matter for this blog.

After The Rapture Boxed Set (1-5)
” Charley wasn't about to let both his Mother and Girlfriend die on the same day. But when the rapture comes to the suburbs, it's an all out war for survival. “

Dominion I: Seed
1st of “an apocalyptic epic in seven books;” “A great monument of the Islamic faith crumbles to the ground in a freak earthquake, setting the stage for mankind’s entry into the next age; an apocalyptic time where right and wrong, love and indifference, and black and white fade into alternating shades of gray. “

From the Fire
A novella of the nuclear holocaust. “On April 4th, 2014, 6 billion and 783 million people died in the blinding white fireballs of the Pan-Global Nuclear Holocaust. Sophie Saint-Germain, wife and scientist and mother of one, was not among them. She lived for a time, and so her words endure.”

Above with Sci-Fi or Fantasy Elements

The Kingdom of Four Rivers
” In the distant future, climate change has wrought havoc on the world, leaving isolated communities living beneath great shields. Ji Tao is a young peasant woman struggling to make sense of her place in the world of the Kingdom of Four Rivers. On a family expedition, she makes a startling discovery in an ancient crypt, sending Ji Tao on a breathtaking journey of danger and intrigue.”

Behind Amber Sails (The Worthington Collection)
” Evie Jane lived on the outskirts of the last vestiges of civilization huddled in the scant remains of the United States of America all her life. Though they struggled to maintain their home, she and her parents enjoyed relative comfort and security. That home now teeters on the edge of inevitable collapse. Implacable forces tear against its foundations. Evie's parents sacrificed the last of their savings and influence to secure her passage on the only chance for escape, the Lifeboat Program's flagship, the Pilgrim's Progress….”

Alien Disaster
” Fourteen-year-old Brandon Walker’s world is turned upside-down in the middle of the summer holidays when London is hit by a mysterious and catastrophic attack. With the help of two unlikely friends, he battles to uncover a secret within his own family that might hold the key to saving the whole planet. Alien Disaster is a fast-paced science fiction thriller.”


2045: A Story of Our Future
“Global warming, environmental degradation, the rapid pace of technological innovation, and the economic stresses of globalization give rise to much speculation about the future. How will these dynamic factors affect society in the coming decades? In this dystopian novel, environmental expert Peter Seidel has created a stark and haunting vision of a world on the near horizon. Carl is a small-town midwestern businessman who is accidentally put into a coma when he receives an inadequately tested vaccine. When he finally regains consciousness, he discovers that it is the year 2045 and his unusual medical story and recovery have turned him into an international celebrity. As he visits family and friends, he finds out that almost everything has gone wrong and the family business he ran thirty-five years ago has disappeared. Carl s fame lands him a job on a seemingly idyllic tropical island with one of the eight giant international corporations that own almost everything. …During a business trip, he discovers something that horrifies him and turns him in a new direction, one beset with life-threatening dangers. Seidel skillfully projects a wide range of current trends into a believable and disturbing near-term future scenario.“

List Price:$9.95
Current price: $4.99

Just Reading

Olympic Game: The Story of The Great Dorando and The Great Pretender

Lords of the Olympics
”London 2012. The British capital becomes the first city ever to have hosted the Olympic Games three times. In this brilliant essay, John Bryant tells the story of London and the Olympic Games through three men. Lord Desborough, Lord Burghley and Lord Coe. …”

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