Free advice and self-help Kindle books for 10 Aug 17

Catch Me, Cowboy (The 78th Copper Mountain Rodeo Book 1)

by Jeannie Watt

She will not be his second choiceâ?¦

When champion bronc rider Ty Harding returns home after four long years on the road, the first thing he does is look up Shelby O’Connorâ??the woman who begged him to stay. The woman he still loves.

Horse trainer Shelby O’Connor truly believes she’s over Tyâ??until he shows up on her family ranch and turns her world upside down. Shelby isn’t a big one for second chances, but she’s all about proving that she and Ty are done. But when she discovers that Ty plans to head back out on the rodeo circuit, despite his injuries, she has to come to terms with the fact that maybe she isn’t as over him as she thought she was. And now she has to decide what to do about that.

Will history repeat itself, or will Ty and Shelby get another chance at love?

For Sure and Certain

by Anya Monroe

She knits, cans jam, and lives in the city. He’s an Amish college student, breaking the rules. They’re so right, it’s wrong.

Marigold, a recent high school graduate with a shady past, is looking to redefine herself. She doesn’t know what she wants exactly, but college isn’t it.

When she meets Abel, an Amish guy on Rumspringa, his â??running around’ time, she doesn’t plan on falling for someone wearing a straw hat and suspenders. But she can’t help it, Abel is the breath of fresh air she’s been waiting for.

Abel, who’s moved to the city for a summer program at Jamestown, never imagined Marigold would be drawn to the life he was trying so hard to avoid. His family expects him to take over the family farm; college parties and dorm life don’t quite fit in with their plans for him.

Opposites attract, but nothing is easy with love. When they trade places for the summer they learn a life together isn’t as for sure and certain as they thought.

Awakening (The Dark Rituals)

by Catrina Burgess

In Awakening, the first installment in the Dark Rituals series, a former healer turns to the Death Arts to seek revenge.
Seventeen-year-old Colina was born a healer. But after a horrific event forces her to leave her clan, she becomes desperate to learn the dark magic of the death dealers, mages who draw their power from the spirits of the dead. Colina was taught to fear and hate death dealers, but becoming one of them is the only way for her to get the revenge she seeksâ??and the only way for her to survive.
Colina asks a young death dealer named Luke to help her, but he’s reluctant to train her in the Death Arts. Little does she know convincing him to teach her will be the easiest part of her journey. To become a death dealer, Colina will need to undergo three dark rituals, each more terrifying than the last. At the same time, she’ll have to deal with her growing feelings for her mentor. Too bad the first ritual involves him strangling her to death.
As Colina undergoes the trials, she discovers an untapped darkness within herself. If she survives the horrific rituals and gains dark power, what will she become?
Catrina Burgess’ Dark Rituals series originally appeared on Wattpad with over three million reads. Awakening is the first book of four and was named Wattpad’s Best Suspense Story of 2014.

Praise for Awakening, Book 1 in the Dark Rituals series:

“Ladies and gents, prepare to meet the next title on your MUST READ listâ?¦” â??Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

“A paranormal story unlike any other. If you are looking for an original plot look no further. â?¦ I couldn’t put it down! Every single time I thought I was getting to a lull where I might be able to stop reading, the hooks dug in deeper.” â??Goodreads reviewer

“The plot twists and turns on this wild horror ride. â?¦ A must read by an exceptional upcoming author.” â??Goodreads reviewer

Brunch at Ruby’s

by DL White

Ruby’s Soul Food Cafe has been the neighborhood hot spot their whole lives, so it’s only fitting that Ruby’s is where Debra, Maxine and Renee meet monthly to do what girlfriends do– eat, drink and offer unsolicited advice on life and love.

Debra Macklin has it all: a successful career, a long marriage and a happy 12 year old daughter. But she’s hiding a secret that could not only shatter her perfect image, but destroy her marriage and career. When her secret is spilled, Debra is poised to lose everything she holds dear.

Maxine Donovan is a self made woman but despite all she earns and owns, she’s on a constant quest for Mr. Right. Handsome, aloof Malcolm Brooks might just be The One, but when Malcolm’s attention turns toward her friend instead, Maxine is ready to risk a strong bond to fight for him.

Renee Gladwell left a lucrative job and a handsome boyfriend to nurse her father and Gladwell Books back to health. A temporary stay has turned into four years of struggling with Alzheimer’s and a family owned bookstore that is in no shape to sell. Renee is in limbo, caring for a man who is slowly forgetting his pastâ??including her. When she meets Malcolm Brooks, her life brightens, but is love worth risking a friendship?

Brunch at Ruby’s is a funny, inspiring, soulful look into a lifelong friendship where bonds are bent, but never broken.

Battleborn (The Brother’s Creed Book 2)

by Joshua C. Chadd

The high-octane sequel to Outbreak! James and Connor face increasing hardships that will leave them with two choices: give up or become battle born!

After the events in Nebraska, the Andderson brothers continue their trek northward, joined by Emmett and the girls. The group makes their way through Wyoming to meet up with Tank, the brothers’ best friend from a time before the apocalypse.

They’re delayed when they stumble upon a school full of over a hundred survivorsâ??most of them children. While Connor disagrees with James’s choice to help them, he follows his brother’s lead as a series of drastic events makes James the unspoken leader of the large group. Responsibility weighing heavily on James’s shoulders, they resume their journey north to rendezvous with Tank.

Zombies become the least of their concerns as the group faces a new enemy hell-bent on their destruction. When the situation goes from bad to worse, the brothers are confronted with the horrible reality that no matter how prepared you are, at the end of the world, death is always right around the corner.

Beware: Story contains a cliffhanger. You have been warned!

This is a post-apocalyptic novella of approximately 49,000 words.

JAMESON: Brothers Ink Tattoo (Brothers Ink Tattoo Series Book 1)

by Nicole James

Jameson O’Rourke owns the primo tattoo shop in town, one he’s worked hard to build. And in his industry, he’s the current ‘it’ boy, the reigning King of Ink. His career is on fire, so hot television has even come calling. And as a result, the town bad-boy has now become the town’s favored son.

Ava Hightower needs his face on her flyers, if she is to have any hope of her charity gala and bachelor auction being a success. Unfortunately, they get along like oil and water. He’s a hardheaded, controlling jerk, and she’s already had one run-in with the man. Asking him, of all people, for help is the last thing she wants to do.

Not exactly a match made in heaven.

Jameson doesn’t think too highly of Miss Hightower, either.

To him, she’s just an uptight, stuck-up know-it-all; a little Miss Goody-two-shoes. Not in a million years was she the type that he’d have anything to do with. Unfortunately she is also on the city council, and therefore has the ability to screw with his business.

He needed her help once before, and she shot him down.

Now the tables are turned, and she needs his help. Well, my, my, sweetheart, karma can be a cold-hearted bitch.

But, hey, maybe he could work this to his advantage.

You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours, and all that crap.

So they cut a deal. One he has no intention of ever having to fulfill, because he plans to make it impossible for her to keep her end of it.

She thought she could outlast him. Guess again, sweet thing. She may be a stubborn woman, but she’s met her match. And he has no intention of letting her win this game.

Be warned, sweetheart, because the King of Ink has plans to push your limits in ways you’ve never imagined.

This new series from Nicole James, author of the Evil Dead MC Series biker romance is a new addition to the bad boy romance genre with her hot, alpha, dominant men. It’s bad boy romance in the tradition of Kristen Ashley, Joanna Wylde and Madeline Sheehan.

Ketogenic Slow Cooker Recipes: 200 keto Slow Cooker (Crock Pot) Recipes, Chef Approved, Delicious Low Carb Slow Cooker Recipes, For Super Fast Weight Loss , Quick and easy Recipes for Healthy Living

by Julie Asher

Set and Forget with this amazing 200 Ketogenic slow cooking recipes , crock pot recipes, Quick and easy Recipes for Healthy Living

The ketogenic diet is the new way to live. It’s a method that promotes fat burning to the max. The diet is characterized by low carbs and high fat portions in your diet. Look and feel great in no time! Your energy levels will be through the roof, and it also reduces your risk of developing chronic diseases to boot!

This Ketogenic slow cooker recipe book shows you a wide variety of ketogenic diet recipes in a most simplistic and convenient manner.

These recipes go hand-in-hand with the slow cooker, and is built especially for the creation of healthy dishes.

So long as you stick to the diet and follow this ketogenic slow cooker recipes in this book, you’ll be well on your way to ridding yourself of that stubborn and clingy fat. So simple a diet and yet it is powerful. By the time you’ve gotten used to the diet, you’ll be surprised at how far you’ve come. Super fast, quick and easy. You’ll wow yourself and others every time you look into the mirror!

The benefits of ketogenic diet are so many

Rapid loss of weight

Improved sleeping patterns

Feel more energized

Reduce excess inflammation

Better heart health

Reduce your wrinkles for a more youthful appearance

Reduced incidence of developing disease

And tons more!

You’ll be begging for more of these ketogenic slow cooker recipes once you’ve begun. Give this fast, simple and sustainable diet a try, and you’ll be shedding pounds in no time!


Spies in Tudor England: The History and Legacy of English Spy Networks during the Tudor Period

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures
*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading
*Includes a table of contents

“We are, by the sufferance of God, King of England; and the Kings of England in times past never had any superior but God.” – King Henry VIII

During the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, spy networks were a significant factor in England’s security for the first time in the nation’s history. Documents from that era reveal hints of the work of England’s agents at home and abroad, as well as the activities of foreign agents within the country. This was, of course, not the first time spies had been used. For as long as there have been nations, people have looked for ways to covertly gather information about each other. But in the 16th century, the information gathering and use of covert actions gained a level of organization and importance that had not previously been seen in Western Europe.

The organization of spy networks and the monarchy’s perceived need for them can be traced back to the manner in which the Tudors came to power, and Henry VIII’s reign. Over 450 years after his reign, Henry VIII is still the most famous and recognizable King of England, but it’s for all the wrong reasons. Though well regarded by contemporaries as a learned king and “one of the most charismatic rulers to sit on the English throne”, he is best remembered today for his gluttony and multiple marriages, particularly the gruesome way in which he was widowed on more than one occasion. Naturally, that was the focus of the popular Showtime drama series centered around his life, The Tudors.

When Queen Elizabeth II came to the throne in 1652, many commentators heralded the beginning of her reign as the second Elizabethan age. The first one, of course, concerned the reign of Henry VIII’s second surviving daughter and middle surviving child, Queen Elizabeth I, one of England’s most famous and influential rulers. It was an age when the arts, commerce and trade flourished. It was the epoch of gallantry and great, enduring literature. It was also an age of wars and military conflicts in which men were the primary drivers and women often were pawns.

Elizabeth I changed the rules of the game and indeed she herself was changed by the game. She was a female monarch of England, a kingdom that had unceremoniously broken with the Catholic Church, and the Vatican and the rest of Christendom was baying for her blood. She had had commercial and militaristic enemies galore. In the end, she helped change the entire structure of female leadership.

Elizabeth often has been featured in biographies that were more like hagiographies, glossing over her fits of temper, impatience and other frailties. It is fair to say, however, that she had also inherited her grandfather’s political acumen and her father’s magnificence, thus creating not just one of the most colorful courts in Europe but also one of the most effective governments in English history. Elizabeth had also fought for her life time and time again in an era that was already unsafe for female leaders and she probably had remembered the searing feeling of realizing that her mother had been executed by her father arguably on a trumped-up charge. Danger was pervasive, and strategy was needed to survive and thrive.

Spies in Tudor England: The History and Legacy of English Spy Networks during the Tudor Period looks at the complicated process by which the English monarchy developed spy networks. Along with pictures depicting important people, places, and events, you will learn about the spies of the Tudor period like never before.

Cookbook, How To Make Beef – Dried At Home And Prepare Delicious Dishes With This Ingredient

by Chef Roxane Gay

How to make beef-dried at home and prepare delicious dishes with this ingredient

The dried meat is widely used in Brazilian cuisine and gives a unique flavor to the varied dishes, such as feijoada, Escondidinho, among others. However, despite being very popular, they are not all the people who risk making it at home. But is it so hard to prepare? After all, what is beef jerky? What are your particularities and how should she be prepared? Below you confer the replies to all these doubts!

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