Tuesday, February 28, 2012

New Free Books Worth Reading

     I broke down and got a real job. So I have not been paying attention the way I should here at my blog, but now that I am getting comfortable at work I will try to make sure I post at least twice a week and keep somewhat updated on my free book list. Four new books today starting with a book that would be well worth reading for 4.99 or more. A well written historical novel with some sidelights into the paranormal The Silence of Trees is well written and takes you to Siberia during WWII, which for most Americans is a place we know little about. Good stuff. Next is an obvious mistake by the publisher, Moscow Sting is a modern cold war spy novel that stands by itself but ruins the first book Red To Black, which is at the price the second book will be at in a couple of days. Third is a cool twist on the paranormal genre, Coexist (Keegan's Chronicles #1) looks at the life a young elf trying to exist side by side with humans without them knowing. Finally a little non-fiction to warm your mind. Most of the time you hear about the Bombers of WWII you here about the European Theatre but in the new book from Gordon Bennett Robinson Jr. brings his side of the war to us in Bringing the Thunder: The Missions of a World War II B-29 Pilot in the Pacific (Stackpole Military History Series) an exiting and well written account of the Air Battles over Japan that helped decide the war. Good stuff for reading all around.

Brian

Monday, February 20, 2012

Free Android App of the Day

     I know we have gotten spoiled by having a calculator on our computer at all times. It turns out that pads and smart phones often don't have one. don't get caught without one, download one free today.


Brian

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Free Android App of the Day

      Another great app today for all of you Mahjong fans Mahjong Artifacts is the game and it is a pretty good sized one as it is wi-fi only. Since most tablets are wi-fi this the majority of smart phones also do wi-fi this shouldn't be a problem for anyone.


Enjoy, Brian

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Free Android App of the Day

     Today's free app wins points just for the name, Robin Hood: Twisted Fairy Tales. It is actually a what's missing game but I had such good (bad) thoughts before I actually read the description.


Brian

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Free Android App of the Day

      In a paperless meeting with no way to doodle. No problem with Doodler you can doodle to your hearts content and then text them to your friends. Fight boredom today with this free app.


Brian

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Free Android App of the Day

      I know I always say how cool I think today's app is but Word Collapse got a big oooh out of me as I have always enjoyed collapse style games.






Brian

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Free Book From Tor

      Tor is one of the best publishers in Sci - Fi and Fantasy, and today they are giving away their yearly anthology Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2011 Edition: A Tor.Com Original. This has some of the more original stories this year, written by some of the future stars of the genre, and is an amazing way to introduce yourself to some great new writers. Download now for free and enjoy.



Brian

Free Android App of the Day

        I am back with free apps  of the day. Today for Valentine's day they have a Valentine's version of  Bag It a cool little puzzle game featuring grocery bags.






Brian

Saturday, February 11, 2012

New Free Books Worth Reading

       Time for some more free books worth reading to add to you Kindle. I am going to start off with one of my mom's favorite author's of all time, Piers Anthony. Piers is doing these three day giveaways of the first books in a number of his series one book at a time, in other words a new book every three days. Today's free book is Pandora Park the first book in the Trail Mix series which is Piers' take on Alternate reality. Also his Trail Mix series, Amoeba and Beetlejuice are just 99 cents today and tomorrow only.           
     Now for the books I am going to put on the list hoping that they will stay free for a whole week. First on the list is a paranormal thriller from Sierra Dean with a smart aleck lead and a nice mix of action and romance called Something Secret This Way Comes (Secret McQueen Book 1). For a taste of less magic and more history I have found Of Blood and Honey set during the troubles in Ireland it has a well researched historical bent with some small paranormal twist to make it fun. Finally for Valentines Day Candy you can cook yourself from our friends at Gooseberry Patch and their easy to use recipes. Official reviews are below.


Brian


In Albany, New York, Mark hates getting dumped at the mall park while his mom shops. It’s so embarrassing! But Mark quickly changes his mind after he discovers a mysterious path leading to a magical forest.

In Bejing, China, Kelsie finds a similar path, and somehow, she meets Mark in the same magical world!

Now the two friends must work together to unravel the origins of Pandora Park. This wild adventure crosses the globe and is packed with magical powers, dragons, talking unicorns, candy trees, on a roller coaster ride that never stops.


Some secrets are dangerous. This Secret is deadly.
Secret McQueen, Book 1
For Secret McQueen, her life feels like the punch line for a terrible joke. Abandoned at birth by her werewolf mother, hired as a teen by the vampire council of New York City to kill rogues, Secret is a part of both worlds, but belongs to neither. At twenty-two, she has carved out as close to a normal life as a bounty hunter can.
When an enemy from her past returns with her death on his mind, she is forced to call on every ounce of her mixed heritage to save herself—and everyone else in the city she calls home. As if the fate of the world wasn’t enough to deal with, there’s Lucas Rain, King of the East Coast werewolves, who seems to believe he and Secret are fated to be together. Too bad Secret also feels a connection with Desmond, Lucas’s second-in-command…
Warning: This book contains a sarcastic, kick-ass bounty hunter; a metaphysical love triangle with two sexy werewolves; a demanding vampire council; and a spicy seasoning of sex and violence.


From Publishers Weekly

Set in the Ireland of the Troubles, before the recent d├ętente, this fraught debut captures the backdrop of tension and choosing sides that overlays even the smallest act. The lingering effects of the Kesh and Malone prisons are gut-wrenchingly convincing. Less developed are the magical elements. Former prisoner Liam's ignorance of his fae side makes sense, as his mother, Kathleen, and mentor, Father Murray, seek to protect him, but Leicht only introduces one full-fledged fae, Liam's father, and his offstage war with the Redcap is more told than shown. Liam's marriage to Mary Kate is a believable complex of love, lust, pride, anger and forgiveness, but the really pivotal relationship is with Father Murray, a member of an arm of the church that kills the fae in the belief that they are Fallen. Perhaps later books will expand the intriguing premise.

Get a taste of Gooseberry Patch in this collection of over 20 favorite candy recipes! In Gooseberry Patch Candy we've gathered some of our best-loved candy recipes like Chocolate Fantasy fudge, Nutty Maple Candy, Hard Tack and Grandma Weiser's English Toffee. We've even included Lollipops and Popcorn Balls so you can treat the kids. Quick & easy temperature chart for delicious results every time! Also, ideas for sweetly wrapping up candy gifts, too!