Books on the Knob http://blog.booksontheknob.org Book Reviews and Bargain reads, along with games, music, computers & technology now and again. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 13:06:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Daily Deals 08/19/15 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/BooksOnTheKnob/~3/PLiaNhBPods/daily-deals-081915.html http://blog.booksontheknob.org/2015/08/daily-deals-081915.html#comments Wed, 19 Aug 2015 13:06:30 +0000 http://blog.booksontheknob.org/?p=29698 [click to read more and get links]]]> The Nook Daily Find features two novels by Earl Javorsky, only the first of which is price matched at Amazon; I’ve reported the lower price on the second and it may drop later today. If you are an X-Files fan, you’ll want to pick up Gillian Anderson’s debut novel, A Vision of Fire: Earthend Saga #1, co-written with Jeff Rovin. NonFiction readers will find their fix with the Audible Daily Deal, At the Edge of Uncertainty, which introduces you to some of the most controversial ideas of modern science.

Today on Amazon’s Gold Box, save 22% on a 32 GB Unlocked Amazon Fire Phone Bundle with select accessories. It also includes a full year of Amazon Prime…

In the Bonus Deal of the Day, save up to 89% on Stuhrling Men’s and Women’s Watches for $59.99 and up to 40% on Select Etón Flashlights and Emergency Lights.

Today’s Kindle Daily Deal is In Dark Places ($1.99), by Michael Prescott [Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller].

Book Description
Psychiatrist Robin Cameron seems on the verge of success with an experimental program that uses a magnetic helmet to trigger, then modify, old angers that cause criminal behavior. She has been working with a promising candidate for behavior modification, an atypical serial killer named Justin Gray. His murders of high school girls involved mixed motivation—he didn’t torture them or sexually molest them, and he has to drink to deal with death. Another very reluctant subject of her experimental treatment is LAPD Sergeant Alan Brand, who unwittingly admits to a cold-blooded killing while under Robin’s care. When Gray escapes and Robin’s teenage daughter, Megan, is kidnapped, Robin does not know whom to accuse—or whether there is something even darker, nastier, and more complicated afoot. The story takes place over a period of only two days, and the suspense does not let up until the last page.


More Kindle Deals of the Day for those in the US
Romance This Thing Called Love: A Mirror Lake Novel ($1.99) by Miranda Liasson [Montlake Romance]
SciFi & Fantasy A Vision of Fire: Earthend Saga #1 ($1.99) by X-Files star Gillian Anderson and and NYT bestselling author Jeff Rovin [Simon & Schuster/ Simon451]
Mythology & Folklore 47 Ronin ($2.99) by John Allyn [Tuttle Publishing]
Teen/Young Adult Across the Ages ($0.99) by RaShelle Workman [Polished Pen Press] – Ages: 10-18; Grade Level: 6-12
More Daily Deals
Audible Daily Deal At the Edge of Uncertainty: 11 Discoveries Taking Science by Surprise ($14.49 Kindle; $24.47 $3.95 Audible) by Michael Brooks [The Overlook Press], read by Sean Runnette [Blackstone Audio]
Nook Daily Find Trust Me ($1.99 Kindle, B&N) and Down Solo ($4.99 Kindle, $1.99 B&N) by Earl Javorsky [Fiction Studio Books]
Kobo Daily Deal Clover ($1.99 Kindle, Kobo) by Dori Sanders [Algonquin Books]

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New Release Books http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/BooksOnTheKnob/~3/yEc6VTiqJXY/new-release-books-53.html http://blog.booksontheknob.org/2015/08/new-release-books-53.html#comments Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:40:24 +0000 http://blog.booksontheknob.org/?p=29697 [click to read more and get links]]]> Today’s first Featured New Release is The Smart Girl’s Guide to Privacy: Practical Tips for Staying Safe Online ($12.87 Kindle), by Violet Blue [No Starch Press].
Book Description
The whirlwind of social media, online dating, and mobile apps can make life a dream—or a nightmare. For every trustworthy website, there are countless jerks, bullies, and scam artists who want to harvest your personal information for their own purposes. But you can fight back, right now.

In The Smart Girl’s Guide to Privacy, award-winning author and investigative journalist Violet Blue shows you how women are targeted online and how to keep yourself safe. Blue’s practical, user-friendly advice will teach you how to:

  • Delete personal content from websites
  • Use website and browser privacy controls effectively
  • Recover from and prevent identity theft
  • Figure out where the law protects you–and where it doesn’t
  • Set up safe online profiles
  • Remove yourself from people-finder websites

Even if your privacy has already been compromised, don’t panic. It’s not too late to take control. Let The Smart Girl’s Guide to Privacy help you cut through the confusion and start protecting your online life.

About the Author
Violet Blue is an investigative tech reporter at ZDNet, Zero Day, CNET, and CBS News, as well as an award-winning writer and columnist. Blue is a well-known public pundit on privacy activism and bleeding-edge tech culture. She is a member of the Internet Press Guild and the Center for Investigative Reporting, as well as an advisor at Without My Consent. She was the first female podcaster and currently maintains a thirteen-year-old sexuality blog at tinynibbles.com. She is the author of over 40 books and anthologies.

Today’s second Featured New Release is Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy: Advice and Confessions on Writing, Love, and Cannibals ($9.99 Kindle), by Dinty W. Moore [Ten Speed Press / Random House].

Book Description
This unique writing guide pairs questions sent in by famous contemporary essayists with advice-column-style responses and hilariously witty example essays from acclaimed author and professor Dinty W. Moore.

The personal essay has never been more popular, with the likes of Lena Dunham and Mindy Kaling breathing new life into the genre. This innovative guide to crafting modern personal essays and creative nonfiction came about when acclaimed author and professor Dinty W. Moore solicited playful writing questions from today’s top writers. He then penned witty responses in the format of a “Dear Sugar”-style advice column, illustrating each response with an original, humorous sample essay. In chapter 1, Phillip Lopate asks, “I am curious how you deal honestly with male-female relations in general and specifically your past girlfriends on the page without coming off as a male chauvinist pig,” and Mister Essay Writer Guy pens a sage response and example essay dishing–respectfully–on all his exes. Cheryl Strayed asks for advice about her em-dash addiction, Julianna Baggott worries that to be a great writer you must become an alcoholic, Judith Kitchen looks for an excuse to exaggerate the truth to make it more interesting, and so on. Filled with modern examples of the creative forms nonfiction can take–including scribbled cocktail napkins, Facebook posts, and Google Map pins–this gifty little book is a hilarious relief for all essayists, memoirists, and creative nonfiction writers in distress.

About the Author
DINTY W. MOORE is a highly regarded essayist and author of numerous books, including The Mindful Writer, Crafting the Personal Essay, and the memoirBetween Panic and Desire, winner of the Grub Street Nonfiction Book Prize. He has been published in the Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine, Gettysburg Review, Harper’s, andCrazyhorse, among others. He also edits Brevity: The Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction and has served as coordinating editor for the annual anthology Best Creative Nonfiction. Moore currently teaches as director of Ohio University’s BA, MA, and PhD in Creative Writing program.

Today’s third Featured New Release is The Color of Water in July ($3.99 Kindle), by Nora Carroll [Lake Union Publishing].

Book Description
t’s been a long seventeen years since Jess last saw her grandmother or visited the family cottage set on an idyllic lake in Northern Michigan. For all that time, she’s been haunted by loss—of her innocence and her ability to trust and, most of all, of a profound summer romance that might have been something more. So when her grandmother leaves the house to her, Jess summons her courage and returns to a place full of memories—and secrets.

There, she stumbles upon old letters and photographs of a time not so much forgotten as buried. As she begins to unravel the hidden histories of her mother and her grandmother, she makes a startling discovery about a tragic death that prompted her family’s slow undoing. With every uneven and painful step into the past, Jess comes closer to a truth that could alter her own path—and open a door to a different future.

Revised edition: This edition of The Color of Water in July includes editorial revisions.

About the Author
Nora Carroll is a pseudonym for #1 New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Letts. A former obstetric nurse, Nora Carroll now writes full time. She lives with her husband, four children, and a madcap golden retriever in Southern California.

May be price matched at B&N, eBooks.com, iTunes or Kobo for those needing EPUB.

All prices current at the time the post is written. Most books remain at their listed price until “midnight” (each store operates on it’s own timezone and schedule), but prices can change at any moment. I have seen prices change within the hour or even minutes after posting.

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Free Book – jQuery HOTSHOT http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/BooksOnTheKnob/~3/ax-0Vx97qW0/free-book-jquery-hotshot.html http://blog.booksontheknob.org/2015/08/free-book-jquery-hotshot.html#comments Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:34:04 +0000 http://blog.booksontheknob.org/?p=29694 [click to read more and get links]]]> jQuery HOTSHOT ($16.54 Kindle), by Dan Wellman, is free direct from publisher Packt Publishing.
Book Description
jQuery is used by millions of people to write JavaScript more easily and more quickly. It has become the standard tool for web developers and designers to add dynamic, interactive elements to their sites, smoothing out browser inconsistencies and reducing costly development time.

jQuery Hotshot walks you step by step through 10 projects designed to familiarise you with the jQuery library and related technologies. Each project focuses on a particular subject or section of the API, but also looks at something related, like jQuery’s official templates, or an HTML5 feature like localStorage. Build your knowledge of jQuery and related technologies.

Learn a large swathe of the API, up to and including jQuery 1.9, by completing the ten individual projects covered in the book.
Some of the projects that we’ll work through over the course of this book include a drag-and-drop puzzle game, a browser extension, a multi-file drag-and-drop uploader, an infinite scroller, a sortable table, and a heat map.
Learn which jQuery methods and techniques to use in which situations with jQuery Hotshots.

Get the free book from Packt Publishing. Click on Claim, log in and the book gets added to your bookshelf; you can download a DRM-Free EPUB, Mobi (Kindle) or PDF. You can also access any code files and send the the book to your Kindle Library from the My Ebooks page.

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Free Book – The Time Lord Letters http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/BooksOnTheKnob/~3/2lEjKxXuALs/free-book-the-time-lord-letters.html http://blog.booksontheknob.org/2015/08/free-book-the-time-lord-letters.html#comments Wed, 19 Aug 2015 02:48:08 +0000 http://blog.booksontheknob.org/?p=29696 [click to read more and get links]]]> Doctor Who: The Time Lord Letters, by Justin Richards, is free to pre-order in the Kindle store, courtesy of publisher Harper Design [HarperCollins].
Book Description
No one could travel through time—past, present, and future—as much as the Doctor does without leaving an impression. Much of what we know about this mysterious figure comes from the planets he saves and the monsters he defeats. But we’ve had little knowledge of his writings until now.

The Time Lord Letters is a collection of more than one hundred letters, notes, and jottings both by and to the Doctor—correspondence by turns entertaining and inspiring, funny and flippant, brilliant and incredible.

From the Doctor’s plea to the Time Lords to help end the War Games to an extract from the written defense he submitted at his subsequent trial; from his application for the post of Caretaker at Coal Hill School to his apology to the Queen for missing dinner; from telepathic messages to the High Council on Gallifrey to his famous letter to Santa Claus—The Time Lord Letters captures the best and most dramatic moments of an impossible life.

You’ll never see the Doctor in quite the same way again.

Free on Kindle; links on Today’s Free Kindle Books.

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Audible BOGO Sale – Listener Favorites http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/BooksOnTheKnob/~3/2e_Ypp8183s/audible-bogo-sale-listener-favorites.html http://blog.booksontheknob.org/2015/08/audible-bogo-sale-listener-favorites.html#comments Wed, 19 Aug 2015 02:12:02 +0000 http://blog.booksontheknob.org/?p=29695 [click to read more and get links]]]>

Audible has a new Buy-One-Get-One-Free sale for subscription members* with one or more credits**:

Listener Favorites

Listener Favorites are on sale! From mysteries to memoirs, romance to science…these books are all loved by Audible members! Browse the sale books below, separated into tabs and alphabetically ordered by author last name. Sale ends August 23, 2015 at 11:59 PM PT (US).

Selections are arranged alphabetically by author’s last name, so you’ll want to peek into each section to see if there is a title that grabs your fancy. Just add two at a time to the special cart and checkout, which will use a single credit. If you wish to buy more books from the sale, you can return after checkout to shop for more.

* Not an Audible member? Sign up for your Audible membership today and get two free audiobooks with a one-month free trial membership. Audible members receive 1 free audiobook per month, 30% off additional audiobook purchases, and access to special deals and sales like the one running right now!

** Don’t have enough credits to see the sale? Subscription members can usually buy 3 additional credits at a discount and can then shop Audible’s credit sales.

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Free Book – The Rufus King Minipack http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/BooksOnTheKnob/~3/VinEqPSKnuw/free-book-the-rufus-king-minipack.html http://blog.booksontheknob.org/2015/08/free-book-the-rufus-king-minipack.html#comments Tue, 18 Aug 2015 20:41:58 +0000 http://blog.booksontheknob.org/?p=29693 [click to read more and get links]]]> The Rufus King Minipack, a collection of short stories, is free direct from publisher Wildside Press. No doubt there will be a MegaPack available soon, but you can pick up two more of his stories in The Murder MEGAPACK TM: 23 Classic and Modern Tales of Crime and Murder ($0.99 Kindle), by Talmage Powell, Rufus King, et al, in addition to numerous novels in the Kindle store.
Book Description
Rufus King (1893 – 1966) was an American author of whodunit crime novels. He created four series of detective stories: the first one with Reginald De Puyster, a sophisticated detective similar to Philo Vance; the second one with his more famous character, Lieutenant Valcour; the third with Colin Starr, who appeared in four stories in the Strand Magazine during 1940/41; and the fourth with Chief Bill Dugan, who appeared in three stories in The Saint Mystery Magazine and Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, 1956-1957. Wildside Press is working on reprinting his entire body of work, and this MINIPACK™ is a great sampler for those who have never read him before.

Get the free ebook from Wildside.

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Free Audiobook – A Darker Shade of Magic http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/BooksOnTheKnob/~3/XKPIZX2uvOw/free-audiobook-a-darker-shade-of-magic.html http://blog.booksontheknob.org/2015/08/free-audiobook-a-darker-shade-of-magic.html#comments Tue, 18 Aug 2015 20:08:29 +0000 http://blog.booksontheknob.org/?p=29692 [click to read more and get links]]]> The audiobook download of A Darker Shade of Magic ($12.99 Kindle, $27.99 Audible), the first novel in the series by V. E. Schwab [Tor Books / Macmillan], read by Steven Crossley, is free from the Ford Audiobook Club. You’ll need to check your email for the link, as these are sent out to existing members, with the link coded to the email address (look for the book title or GoodReads, not “Ford”, in your email). Publishers Weekly Starred Review
Book Description
From V.E. Schwab, the critically acclaimed author of Vicious, comes a new universe of daring adventure, thrilling power, and parallel Londons, beginning with A Darker Shade of Magic.

Kell is one of the last Travelers–magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel universes–as such, he can choose where he lands.

There’s Grey London, dirty and boring, without any magic, ruled by a mad King George. Then there’s Red London, where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. White London, ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne–a place where people fight to control magic, and the magic fights back, draining the city to its very bones. And once upon a time, there was Black London…but no one speaks of that now.

Officially, Kell is the Red Traveler, personal ambassador and adopted Prince of Red London, carrying the monthly correspondences between the royals of each London. Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they’ll never see–a dangerous hobby, and one that has set him up for accidental treason. Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs afoul of Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations, first robs him, then saves him from a dangerous enemy, and then forces him to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure.

But perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, Kell and Lila will first need to stay alive–and that is proving trickier than they hoped.

Be sure to join the Ford Audiobook Club over at Goodreads, in order to receive any future email promotion (I don’t know if that will get an email on this one, but it is worth trying).

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Free Book – Dr Karl’s Little Book of Trivia 101 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/BooksOnTheKnob/~3/vGpdk3g-PjU/free-book-dr-karls-little-book-of-trivia-101.html http://blog.booksontheknob.org/2015/08/free-book-dr-karls-little-book-of-trivia-101.html#comments Tue, 18 Aug 2015 19:44:52 +0000 http://blog.booksontheknob.org/?p=29691 [click to read more and get links]]]> Dr Karl’s Little Book of Trivia 101 ($2.72 Kindle), by Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, is free from iTunes, courtesy of publisher Macmillan Australia. May be free in other stores, for Australians and some other non-US customers; so far, only iTunes has it free for those of us in the US.
Book Description

  • Why do stars seem to twinkle?
  • Where do all the teaspoons go?
  • Why is the Giant Panda so paradoxical?
  • Why does dark matter matter?

The world around (and inside) us is completely astonishing.

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, the most esteemed science communicator in Australia, has chosen 101 fascinating facts from his bestselling books to delight and intrigue you.

Taking a microscope to everyday science he gives us insights into the surprising origins of the “selfie”, the rise and rise of 3D printing, how a nit is hatched by massive amounts of farting, why humans are basically fat doughnuts, and how you can stop milk from spoiling by dropping a Russian brown frog into it.

These are things you need to know.

These are things you don’t even know you need to know.

A riveting ride through the extraordinary world of science.

Get the free ebook from iTunes.

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Daily Deals 08/18/15 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/BooksOnTheKnob/~3/tNaUSJQejEQ/daily-deals-081815.html http://blog.booksontheknob.org/2015/08/daily-deals-081815.html#comments Tue, 18 Aug 2015 18:55:48 +0000 http://blog.booksontheknob.org/?p=29690 [click to read more and get links]]]> The Nook Daily Find is a trio of Christian Fiction novels by Dee Henderson, each of which is a dollar less on Kindle! The Audible Daily Deal is Sinclair Lewis’s Nobel Prize–winning satire of the American middle class, Babbitt. In the Kindle Daily Deals, The Supreme Macaroni Company by Adriana Trigiani was recently a Kobo Daily Deal, so check your libraries on that one. As to their Business & Money Daily Deal, what can I say?

No-risk offer * One day only! * No strings attached! * What have you got to lose? * Don’t miss out! * You’re worth it *

Well, you get the idea…

Today on Amazon’s Gold Box, save up to 40% on Select Intel-Powered Laptops and Desktops. “Today only, enjoy special savings on these Intel-powered laptop, desktop, and tablet computers from great brands like Dell, Lenovo, ASUS, and Acer.

In the Bonus Deal of the Day, save 51% on a PowerAll Portable Power Bank & Jump Starter and save up to 80% on select school supplies from popular brands. As always on these “school” sales, I see quite a few things that we use around the house or would be useful in an office.

In the Lightning Deals today, there are several books and an audiobook later in the afternoon.

Today’s Kindle Daily Deal is Dragon’s Triangle ($1.99), by Christine Kling [Thomas & Mercer].

Book Description
Maggie Riley has settled into her new life in Thailand, working aboard her sailboat and doing her best to leave the past behind. When she receives a letter from a World War II vet claiming to have served with her grandfather who went missing in action, Riley is once again pulled into the intrigue that tore her family apart and led to the disappearance of her former search partner—and the love of her life.

Armed with the secret code her grandfather left behind, Riley must head to the Philippines to hunt for a mysterious shipwreck, uncover the truth of Yamashita’s gold, and find the answers to old questions about her own family.

About the Author
Christine Kling has spent more than thirty years messing about with boats. It was her sailing experience that led her to write her first four-book suspense series about Florida female tug and salvage captain Seychelle Sullivan. Christine earned an MFA in creative writing from Florida International University and her articles, essays, and short stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. The first novel in the Shipwreck series, Circle of Bones, was released in 2013, and Dragon’s Triangle continues the adventures of Riley and Cole. Having retired from her job as an English professor at Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, Christine sails the waters of the Pacific, the Atlantic, and the Caribbean with her pup Barney, the Yorkshire Terror, and she goes wherever the wind and good Wi-Fi may take her.


More Kindle Deals of the Day for those in the US
Romance The Supreme Macaroni Company: Valentine Trilogy #3 ($2.99) by Adriana Trigiani [Harper]
Literature & Fiction Six Urban Fiction novels by various authors for $2.99 each [St. Martin’s Griffin / Macmillan]:

Business & Money Words that Sell, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Thesaurus to Help You Promote Your Products, Services, and Ideas ($1.99) by Richard Bayan [McGraw-Hill Education]
Teen/Young Adult The Distance Between Lost and Found ($1.99) by Kathryn Holmes [HarperTeen]
More Daily Deals
Audible Daily Deal Babbitt ($0.99 Kindle; $23.07 $3.95 Audible) by Sinclair Lewis, read by Grover Gardner [Blackstone Audio] – Nobel Prize–winner
Nook Daily Find Full Disclosure ($1.99 Kindle, $2.99 B&N), Unspoken ($1.99 Kindle, $2.99 B&N) and Undetected ($1.99 Kindle, $2.99 B&N) by Dee Henderson [Bethany House]
Kobo Daily Deal Warriors: An Alex Hawke Novel ($1.99 Kindle, Kobo) by Ted Bell [William Morrow / HarperCollins]

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New Release Books http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/BooksOnTheKnob/~3/Llv6u2vq_iY/new-release-books-52.html http://blog.booksontheknob.org/2015/08/new-release-books-52.html#comments Tue, 18 Aug 2015 17:11:53 +0000 http://blog.booksontheknob.org/?p=29689 [click to read more and get links]]]> Today’s first Featured New Release is A Jewish Baker’s Pastry Secrets: Recipes from a New York Baking Legend for Strudel, Stollen, Danishes, Puff Pastry, and More ($12.79 Kindle), by George Greenstein, Elaine Greenstein, Julia Greenstein and Isaac Bleicher [Ten Speed Press / Random House].
Book Description
This follow-up to the author’s James Beard award-winning Secrets of a Jewish Baker is a charming collection of European-style bakery classics, such as coffee cake and strudel.

George Greenstein has a gift for teaching home bakers to think, work, and bake like the pros with his evocative and tactile descriptions of baking. In A Jewish Baker’s Pastry Secrets, he crafts master dough recipes for Jewish holiday baking and European classics, creating a comprehensive set of building blocks for both beginners and baking enthusiasts. Greenstein’s expert guidance for making doughs like bundt, babka, strudel, gugelhopf, stollen, pressburger, puff pastry, and Danish create a jumping-off point for more than 200 variations of classic pastries, including napoleons, coffee cakes, and sweet buns. The book also offers an in-depth guide to ingredients and equipment, including both professional and home ovens, as well as 40 basic recipes for fillings, icings, and glazes. With Greenstein’s steady guidance and familiar voice, home bakers and professionals alike will be encouraged to turn out flawless pastry creations for any occasion.

About the Author
George Greenstein was a third-generation professional baker who owned and ran a Jewish bakery, The Cheesecake King, on Long Island for twenty years. There he baked his favorites, like Jewish rye, cheese, and cinnamon raisin breads—much to the delight of his wife, children, and grandchildren. He passed away in 2012. This is his second book.

Today’s second Featured New Release is Hostage Taker ($7.99 Kindle), by Stefanie Pintoff [Bantam / Random House].

Book Description
From Edgar Award winner Stefanie Pintoff comes the start of an electrifying new thriller series featuring Eve Rossi, head of a secret division of the FBI—one made up of ex-convicts with extraordinary talents, oversized egos, and contempt for the rules. Perfect for readers of Iris Johansen and Catherine Coulter.

TERROR STRIKES AN ICONIC CHURCH—AND BRINGS A CITY TO ITS KNEES.

In the hushed quiet of early morning Manhattan, in front of the towering bronze doors of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, a young woman holds a sign that reads: HELP ME. For one FBI agent, a madman’s terrified hostages, and an entire city, a long and harrowing day is about to unfold.

The hostage taker’s identity is unknown. But he knows who FBI agent Eve Rossi is—and everything about her past. Along with her presence, he demands five witnesses: ordinary people with some hidden connection. Defying her superiors, Eve begins a deadly dance with an adversary whose intentions are surely sinister, whose endgame is anything but certain, and whose cunning keeps him one step ahead at every turn.

As Eve manages a taut hostage situation, she relies on the combined skills of her team—a secret unit inspired by France’s most notorious criminal and made up of ex-convicts with extraordinary talents, oversized egos, and contempt for the rules.

Eve is up against a rapidly ticking clock. But the dangerous man calling the shots has a timetable of his own—and a searing question for his targets: What are you guilty of? As shocking revelations surface, so does another crisis nobody could anticipate—one not even Eve and her team may be able to stop.

About the Author
Stefanie Pintoff is the Edgar Award–winning author of three previous novels. Her writing has also won the Washington Irving Book Award and earned nominations for the Anthony, Macavity, and Agatha awards. Pintoff’s novels have been published around the world, including in the United Kingdom, Italy, and Japan. She lives on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, where she is at work on the next Eve Rossi thriller, Whistleblower.

Today’s third Featured New Release is Friction ($12.99 Kindle), by Sandra Brown [Grand Central Publishing / Hachette].

Book Description
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown comes a gripping story of family ties and forbidden attraction.

Crawford Hunt wants his daughter back. Following the death of his wife four years ago, Crawford, a Texas Ranger, fell into a downward spiral that left him relegated to deskwork and with his five-year-old daughter Georgia in the custody of her grandparents. But Crawford has cleaned up his act, met all the court imposed requirements, and now the fate of his family lies with Judge Holly Spencer.

Holly, ambitious and confident, temporarily occupies the bench of her recently deceased mentor. With an election upcoming, she must prove herself worthy of making her judgeship permanent. Every decision is high-stakes. Despite Crawford’s obvious love for his child and his commitment to being an ideal parent, Holly is wary of his checkered past. Her opinion of him is radically changed when a masked gunman barges into the courtroom during the custody hearing. Crawford reacts instinctually, saving Holly from a bullet.

But his heroism soon takes on the taint of recklessness. The cloud over him grows even darker after he uncovers a horrifying truth about the courtroom gunman and realizes that the unknown person behind the shooting remains at large . . .and a threat.

Catching the real culprit becomes a personal fight for Crawford. But pursuing the killer in his customary diehard fashion will jeopardize his chances of gaining custody of his daughter, and further compromise Judge Holly Spencer, who needs protection not only from an assassin, but from Crawford himself and the forbidden attraction between them.

FRICTION will keep you on the edge of your seat with breathtaking plot twists and the unforgettable characters that make Sandra Brown one of the world’s best-loved authors. It is an extraordinary novel about the powerful ties that bind us to the ones we love and the secrets we keep to protect them.

About the Author
Sandra Brown is the author of 66 New York Times bestsellers, many of which have hit #1 on the list. There are more than 80 million copies of her books in print worldwide, and her work has been translated into 34 languages. SandraBrown.net

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Free Book – Learning Highcharts http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/BooksOnTheKnob/~3/VOAXjBE4suY/free-book-learning-highcharts.html http://blog.booksontheknob.org/2015/08/free-book-learning-highcharts.html#comments Tue, 18 Aug 2015 15:14:23 +0000 http://blog.booksontheknob.org/?p=29688 [click to read more and get links]]]> Learning Highcharts ($16.54 Kindle), by Joe Kuan, is free direct from publisher Packt Publishing.
Book Description
Highcharts is a popular web charting software that produces stunning and smooth animated JavaScript and HTML5 SVG graphs. It is among the leading web charting software in the market and has been used in many different sectors — from financial to social websites. Although it is built on top of jQuery, it is so simple to construct that you need little programming skill to create a simple web chart. Highcharts works on all modern browsers and is solely based on native browser technologies and doesn’t require client side plugins like Flash or Java.

“Learning Highcharts” is a comprehensive tutorial with clear and practical examples. This book follows a step by step approach towards making artistic, presentable, or professional style charts and other types of charts that you won’t find elsewhere. It also shows you how to integrate Highcharts with other popular frameworks, such as jQuery, jQuery Mobile, and ExtJS and even how to run it on the server side.

The book starts off with an introduction to Highcharts and demonstrates usage of its rich set of options. This is followed by an introduction to each type of basic chart, beginning with simple illustrations and ending with more artistic and productive additions to the charts. The book then guides you how to use the Highcharts API and events handling which are important to build interactive applications. It then goes on to show you how to apply Highcharts onto a popular AJAX Framework or even jQuery, jQuery Mobile and Ext JS. Finally the book shows readers how to set up Highcharts running on server side.

“Learning Highcharts” aims to teach you everything you need to know about Highcharts, and take the advanced leap from Flash to JavaScript, with this extremely productive and effective Charting software available, thus helping you build basic charts and even multiple series and axes charts. The book also shows you the flexibility of Highcharts and how to create other special charts. The programming side of APIs and event handling will benefit the readers in building advanced web applications with Highcharts. The book also guides readers on how to integrate Highcharts with popular frameworks such as jQuery Mobile and Ext JS. By the end of the book, you should be able to use Highcharts to suit your web page or application needs.

Get the free book from Packt Publishing. Click on Claim, log in and the book gets added to your bookshelf; you can download a DRM-Free EPUB, Mobi (Kindle) or PDF. You can also access any code files and send the the book to your Kindle Library from the My Ebooks page.

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Free Book – Husband Hunters http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/BooksOnTheKnob/~3/XOpKQUFBKUk/free-book-husband-hunters.html http://blog.booksontheknob.org/2015/08/free-book-husband-hunters.html#comments Mon, 17 Aug 2015 18:48:25 +0000 http://blog.booksontheknob.org/?p=29687 [click to read more and get links]]]> Husband Hunters, by Genevieve Gannon, is free in the Kindle store and from Google and Kobo, courtesy of publisher AUS Impulse [HarperCollins Australia].
Book Description
Three old friends team up to find life partners – this isn’t love, this is business. For fans of Zoe Foster, Lauren Weisberger and Mhairi Macfarlane.

Clementine, a psychologist specialising in couples counselling, is reeling from the discovery that her boyfriend is married. Annabel, an ex-model, only seems to attract men who want her as a trophy. Daniela, a civil engineer, is stuck in the friend-zone.

Abandoning the romantic notions of true love that haven’t worked out for them, the three decide to use their considerable professional skills to find a partner. This isn’t about hearts and flowers – it’s about being practical.

Warm and witty, HUSBAND HUNTERS is about what happens when you try to engineer love.

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Free Book – Liar Bird http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/BooksOnTheKnob/~3/PNdIE56C8hE/free-book-liar-bird.html http://blog.booksontheknob.org/2015/08/free-book-liar-bird.html#comments Mon, 17 Aug 2015 18:45:54 +0000 http://blog.booksontheknob.org/?p=29686 [click to read more and get links]]]> Liar Bird, by Lisa Walker, is free in the Kindle store and from Google and Kobo, courtesy of publisher HarperCollins Australia.
Book Description
A classic fish-out-of-water romantic comedy – can a city-slicker fall for a wildlife ranger? Can a city bird change her feathers? PR whizz Cassandra Daley isn’t afraid of using all the dirty tricks of the trade to spin a story her way. A glitzy city-slicker, she has never given much thought to wildlife until she loses a PR war with a potoroo. Sacked and disgraced, she flees the city for an anonymous bolt hole. But small-town Beechville has other plans for her. Feral pigs, a snake in the dunny, a philosopher frog and a town with a secret – could things get worse? Add one man who has the sexiest way with maps she’s ever seen and Cassandra’s really in trouble. Her best friend Jessica thinks she’s been brainwashed by some kind of rural cult, and Jessica could be right. Can Cassandra reinvent herself or will she always be a liar bird?

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Free Book – Heart of the Outback http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/BooksOnTheKnob/~3/GyvzauhkZwc/free-book-heart-of-the-outback.html http://blog.booksontheknob.org/2015/08/free-book-heart-of-the-outback.html#comments Mon, 17 Aug 2015 18:31:41 +0000 http://blog.booksontheknob.org/?p=29685 [click to read more and get links]]]> Heart of the Outback, by Lynne Wilding, is free in the Kindle store and from Google and Kobo, courtesy of publisher HarperCollins Australia.
Book Description
A woman’s journey to find a special place in the world. Fiery and ambitious, brilliant architect Francey Spinetti is a young woman on her way to the top. When wealthy magnate CJ Ambrose introduces her to his vast North Queensland business empire and a career-scarred local cop, Steve Parish – everything seems to be falling into place, including her love life. But the harsh outback landscape holds more secrets than Francey could possibly have imagined, and more enemies too. CJ’s family seem determined to eliminate Francey from the picture – whatever the cost. As CJ’s cattle empire becomes embroiled in murder, and Steve puts his life on the line to clear the name of the woman he loves, Francey will need to call on all her strength and determination to survive … Lynne Wilding captures the bold beauty of the Australian landscape and the strength of its people in Heart of the Outback.

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Free Book – Fifty Bales of Hay http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/BooksOnTheKnob/~3/xdf50Ra1A04/free-book-fifty-bales-of-hay.html http://blog.booksontheknob.org/2015/08/free-book-fifty-bales-of-hay.html#comments Mon, 17 Aug 2015 18:20:03 +0000 http://blog.booksontheknob.org/?p=29684 [click to read more and get links]]]> Fifty Bales of Hay, by Rachael Treasure, is free in the Kindle store and from Google, courtesy of publisher HarperCollins Australia.
Book Description
A celebration of the sexy side of rural life – bestselling author Rachael Treasure delivers lust, humour and, above all, satisfaction in this sizzling collection of steamy stories Come have a roll in the hay with one of Australia’s leading rural fiction authors, Rachael treasure, in her romping, rollicking first-ever collection of romantic stories, celebrating the sexy side of rural life. Guaranteed to get your tractor revving, FIFtY BALES OF HAY is an honest and imaginative exploration of everyday men and women getting down and dirty on the land. From the dairy shed to the Royal Agricultural Show pavilion, treasure’s cheeky satirical humour and wicked imagination offers up a dozen fun-filled, and sometimes poignant, tales of dust and lust. this collection will have you clamoring for a stock whip, a saddle and a jackaroo

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