Free ebook: On Basilisk Station

On Basilisk Station
by David Weber


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Having made him look a fool, she’s been exiled to Basilisk Station in disgrace and set up for ruin by a superior who hates her.

Her demoralized crew blames her for their ship’s humiliating posting to an out-of-the-way picket station.

The aborigines of the system’s only habitable planet are smoking homicide-inducing hallucinogens.

Parliament isn’t sure it wants to keep the place; the major local industry is smuggling; the merchant cartels want her head; the star-conquering, so-called “Republic” of Haven is Up To Something; and Honor Harrington has a single, over-age light cruiser with an armament that doesn’t work to police the entire star system.

But the people out to get her have made one mistake. They’ve made her mad.

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Free kindle ebook Lose Weight WITHOUT Dieting (Animal Kingdom Workouts) by David Nordmark

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Lose Weight WITHOUT Dieting (Animal Kingdom Workouts)

Diets don’t work. Studies have shown that only 5 percent of people who go on a diet are able to keep the weight off for more than a year. Yet even with this 95 percent failure rate the weight loss industry continues to flood the market with new diets and useless gimmicks. What’s the secret to true, long lasting weight loss? The key is to focus on your habits as they relate to food, not dieting. Unlike animals in nature, human beings acquire a whole host of unnatural habits related to food without even realizing it. By changing these habits, most of which you are probably not even aware off, you can start to lose weight naturally and easily. Get off the Diet roller coaster and start losing weight WITHOUT dieting today! Now updated with many natural bodyweight exercises that can help anyone burn fat and build muscle. To learn more about this course as well as others related to natural fitness and health (not to mention special deals!) visit to learn more. Lose Weight WITHOUT Dieting (Animal Kingdom Workouts) eBook: David Nordmark: Kindle Store

Ebook Review of Scott Nicholson’s Crime Beat

Crime BeatCrime Beat by Scott Nicholson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another must read from the “Duke of Disturbing” Scott Nicholson.
“Crime Beat” is a fast-paced novella. A new reporter is added to a small county newspaper on the crime beat. Suddenly, the sleepy rural town makes the news for a series of murders.
In addition to the great novella, Nicholson gives us a bonus story. Let’s face it Nicholson is brilliant.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author Scott Nicholson. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Dungeons & Dragons Roleplaying Game Official Home Page – Article (Black Crusade: Compiled)


Black Crusade

They moved through a world of endless mist, and the mist moved around them in turn. It cradled them like a mother guarding an errant child—or a cyst forming defensively around an intruding splinter.

The vardos of Clan Hanza, late of Barovia, originally of gods-alone-knew-where, appeared single-file from the sea of white. Gypsies, they were called by some; Vistani by others, who pretended to know them. They trod the Mists via paths invisible to other mortals, heard the deep secrets of the world whispered on the winds, and Saw truths to which others re-mained blind.

Today they followed a road—if road it could be called—well known to them. Each of their great wagons swayed, the wheels running across divots and potholes unseen in the heavy fog. The bright paints that rendered each wagon dis-tinct from the next were muted, as though viewed through cataracts. The creaking of the wheels and the jingle of the harness bells were muffled, barely audible from one vardo to the next. Even the scent of the horses seemed to waft from afar, as if carried by some distant wind, rather than from the animals a mere few feet away.

The horses shivered, and not just from the clinging cold and damp. They wore blinders so they might not realize that they moved through the proverbial kingdom of the blind. Be-fore each team of two walked a young Vistani girl, one hand on her horses’ halters to guide them. Blouses and skirts of white blended perfectly with the surrounding haze. The girls went barefoot, that they might feel the path beneath them, and many walked with eyes firmly shut. It made no real differ-ence in the Mists, and besides, these were Vistani. The Hanza always traveled thus, and they needed no eyes to See.

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Review: Spirit Whisperer Chronicles of a Medium

Spirit Whisperer Chronicles of a Medium

by John Holland

Publisher: Hay House, Inc.
Pub Date: 02/15/2010
ISBN: 9781401922870

3 1/2 stars   3 1/2 stars

John Holland is known as a medium and he has appeared on programs like the A&E Special: Mediums, We See Dead People or Unsolved Mysteries.

“There’s a special language that transcends time and space—a language that’s not constrained by the limitations of just words—but one that consists of signs, symbols, energy, and thought. A language that can only be heard when one truly listens. It’s the language of The Spirit Whisperer. In John Holland’s past books, he explained how he came to terms with, and learned to accept and embrace, his spiritual gifts as a psychic medium; and how “readers” could develop their own intuitive psychic abilities. In this book, John picks up the fascinating story of his personal journey of growth and development as one of the most respected practicing mediums today. This work chronicles his career to date and includes some enlightening and heartfelt real-life case studies. He candidly discusses readings with clients, including those who’ve had their own After Death Communications (ADCs)—from the outrageous to the profound. John also explains the signs and symbols that our loved ones continually try to send us. One of his most popular sayings is: “Those on the Other Side want to talk to you—as much as you want to talk to them!”

John divulges for the first time some of the extraordinary paranormal occurrences he’s witnessed throughout his career, and provides a rare glimpse behind the scenes of what it’s like to be a “Psychic Time Machine” for several television shows. He’ll also help parents who have a psychic child themselves. The Spirit Whisperer is a book you’ll want to read over and over, as many of the stories will touch your heart as well as your soul!”

I have to admit that I am a skeptic. I found myself reading this book with a little distrust; however, I wanted to give it a chance and learn something. My distrust was only increased when I read this in his introduction “However; I am forever reminding myself that I am just an ordinary man …” As opposed to what? I wondered what I might learn from this man. Whatever it might be humility was not going to be one of those lessons.

The book is divided into 14 chapters, which do not need to be read in any order. With that  instruction in mind, I plunged into the last chapter frequently asked questions. I decided to give the rest of the book a chance and I’m glad that I did.

I found John’s stories to be inspiring and touching. I was moved on several occasions by the personal stories that played out. One of the most moving chapters of the book is chapter 12 dealing with pets. I guess I’m a soft touch when it comes to pets.

I still remain skeptical about mediums but I can see how they can play an important role for some people. My earlier distrust of John Holland has softened. In the end, I guess the most important thing to take away from this book is that we need to say what we need to say to our loved ones now so that we don’t need a medium later.

I received this complimentary book from Hay House for review purposes.

More free scifi ebooks from Tor

The current free book is Four and Twenty Blackbirds by Cherie Priest. Download your eBook in:

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Free ebook: Reiffen’s Choice by S.C. Butler

Tor is offering another free ebook. This week it is Reiffen’s Choice by S.C. Butler. You can use the links below to download a copy.

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They also have a couple of new wallpapers. The snake-wheel symbol from Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series (designed by Matthew C. Nielsen); and Darrell K. Sweet‘s painting, The Dragon Reborn, for Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series. They will only be up for a few days so get them while you can …

Free ebook: The Disunited States of America by Harry Turtledove

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They also have some cool wallpapers for download. Shelly Wan’s winning entry for’s Last Man Standing II competition; and Scott M. Fischer’s personal painting, Choices. Get them while you can. I am using Fischer’s “Choices” now.

Free ebook: Through Wolf’s Eyes by Jane Lindskold


This week is giving away Through Wolf’s Eyes by Jane Lindskold. You can download it for free …

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Review: “INFECTED” by Scott Sigler

This is one of those books that is hard to put into a category. It is part scifi, part thriller, and part horror. It will easily fit into the “damn, that was good” category! This book will have you hooked from the start, not unlike the triangles themselves.

I will say one thing for it, you will remember it when you hear the song “I’ve got you under my skin.”

Imagine that you are Perry Dawsey, and you have been infected with an alien parasitic bio-weapon. Do you rage or submit?  Sometimes the most important battles are not those fought on a battlefield, but those fought within us.

Scott Sigler … “feed us … feed us more!”

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