Thursday, December 9, 2010

Planet iPad Free and Bargain Book Alert, Thursday, December 9: The Best of the Berenstain Bears, Curious George and More - Fully Illustrated eBooks at Just 88 Cents Each! plus ... Terrence O'Brien's intricate thriller The Templar Concordat (Today's Sponsor)

In addition to the joy of sharing over 180 free contemporary titles in our usual Free Book Alert listings, we have a special treat today for parents who have discovered the pleasures of reading children's ebooks aloud on the iPad and other devices. How about two dozen fully illustrated children's favorites at prices that are bound to spread holiday cheer while providing the perfect showcase for electronic reading? Just ahead....

But first, a word from ... Today's Sponsor

If you loved the ideas behind Dan Brown's bestsellers, but weren't so crazy about all the arty esoterica, Terrence O'Brien's The Templar Concordat could be the book of the year for you, ....

by Terrence O'Brien
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(Ed. Note: When we first mentioned Terrence O'Brien's The Templar Concordat in this space last month, the book had just been published and I had only my own enjoyment of it to share with you. Since then, it has soared to the top rungs in its category bestseller lists and the 5-star reviews have started to come in from iPad or Kindle owners like the reader I have quoted just below. I hope you will click here to download the free sample or, at just $2.99, the entire book. -S.W.)

5.0 out of 5 stars Wow, What an exciting ride! I didn't want the book to end.November 14, 2010
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This review is from: The Templar Concordat (Kindle Edition)
Terrance O'Brien can really, really write! If you like Vince Flynn, Jack DuBrul, Brad Thor, Dan Brown and similar authors you are going to love this new author. I started reading this book on a Saturday morning and couldn't stop reading until I finished it. The book is nonstop action with exciting plots, intrigue where the stakes are high, a driven hero named Callahan, who is my new favorite character, and an ending that will leave you begging for his next book. This is an exciting and satisfying read and I highly recommend it.

Here's the set-up:

When the truth is your greatest danger, and the enemy knows the truth, things can only go downhill when the enemy finally gets the proof. And that's the proof the Hashashin get when they steal what the Vatican doesn't even know it has.

Now the infallible decrees of two Twelfth Century popes and three kings, stolen by the Hashashin, threaten to catapult the bigotry, bias, and religious blood baths of the Third Crusade straight into the Twenty-First Century.

When Templars Sean Callahan and Marie Curtis are drawn into the mess, they face an ancient enemy that has already nearly won the battle, a newly elected Mexican pope being undermined by entrenched Vatican powers, world class scholars who will sell their prestige to the highest bidder, and terrorists lingering over lattes in sidewalk cafes.

Moving from Rome to London, Switzerland, and Saudi Arabia, Callahan and Curtis are desperate to find some way to stem the success the Hashashin are having enlisting the majority of moderate Muslims in their Jihad.

Outmanuevered at each step by the Hashashin, only a last ditch roll of the dice has any chance of success. But it's the only chance they have.

 Click hereto download The Templar Concordat or a free sample to your Kindle, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, BlackBerry, Android-compatible, PC or Mac and start reading within 60 seconds!

UK Kindle customers: Click here to download
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Children's Bestsellers in the Kindle Store

Thanks to our publisher Steve Windwalker for relaying fellow blogger Abhi's Kindle Review post mentioning 24 fully illustrated kids' titles at 88 cents each featuring the Berenstain Bears, Curious George, the Magic Tree House series, and the A to Z Mystery series.  All vividly illustrated, the books show up beautifully on the large screen of the iPad. Child or parent can “reverse pinch” and expand the images closer inspection.

Kid's books, around for ages, with their study covers and bright illustrations, might well claim to be the first “enhanced books” going beyond black and white to bring the stories alive.

Berenstain Bears: The Bears find the iPad a perfect playground:  Of 31 Berenstain Bears titles now on sale in the Kindle Bookstore, 7 are priced at 88 cents.

The Bears have popped up over 260 million times in the homes of kids who delight in Jan and Stan Berenstain's bearish family as they bump into difficulties and learn life lessons valuable for any child.

So readers don't have to search through multiple Amazon pages, the 88 cent titles are:

The Berenstain Bears ...

Not to be upstaged by bears, Curious George, Margret and H.A. Rey's lovable monkey, appears in the Kindle Store with three 88 cent titles--out of 74 Curious George Adventures chonicled in Kindle Books. 

Curious George And...

Of Ron Roy's popular A to Z Mysteries, 46 are available as ebooks in the Kindle Store, with 3 bargain priced at 88 cents, and one at 95 cents:

Kindle Store kids can also climb into the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne with 6 of her 45 ebooks in the series priced to attract new readers at 88 cents.

Free Contemporary Titles in the Kindle Store 


Just use the slider at right of your screen below to scroll through a complete, updated list of free contemporary Kindle titles, and click on an icon like this one (at right) to read a free sample right here in your browser! Titles are sorted in reverse chronological order so you can easily see new freebies!

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