Tuesday, April 5, 2011

16 new free ebooks land in the Kindle Store, with something for everyone to grab today while they are free, plus.....if you liked Da Vinci Code, The Ark, or Indiana Jones' adventures, you will love Quatrain and its innovative takeoff on Nostradamus' missing quatrains

Sweet 16, the number of new free ebooks offering a splendid spread of titles, including several romances, two books by experts on the brain--how it works in one title, how to use it for success in another.  Plus a chilling but true diary of a holocaust survivor, tips on using social media for marketing success, an NCIS mystery, and more.  Load up for the beach, starting with these and the other 200+ free titles.

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Editor's Note:  It would be false reporting to claim that I read every book featured on Planet iPad daily--there are over 200 of them!  Each day!  But I do read many, and one of my favorites is today's sponsor, Quatrain.  I loved the riddles of Dan Brown's 'Da Vinci Code,' the puzzles of Brown's 'The Symbol,' the historical echoes of Boyd' Morrison's 'The Ark,' and all of the above in the films featuring Indiana Jones as well as the 'National Treasure' series with Nicholas Gage.  If you like those sorts of stories, you will love 'Quatrain,' with its rich plot and excellent writing by the author.--TD

The legend and mystery of Nostradamus have fascinated people for 500 years.  The author combines the historical information on the famed seer with a fascinating fictional tale built around missing quatrains.
By John Medler
5.0 Stars  -  10 Reviews

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Here's the set-up:

In 1557, Nostradamus published his famous prophetic opus entitled Les Propheties--a collection of four-line, rhyming verses called "quatrains." The original set was supposed to have 1,000 prophecies.

However, only 942 have survived. 58 quatrains have been lost in the annals of time.....until now.

Can a cynical college professor and his two rebellious teenagers find the missing 58 quatrains of Nostradamus in time to stop a terrorist attack on the United States, and will anyone believe them?

From the Reviewers:

Daniel Brown meets Clive Cussler. Hope to see more from this talented new author. Highly recommend.

What a Find - This book keeps you on the edge from start to finish. Switching from the 16th century Nostradamus and his family to present day terror plot. Just when you think you have someting figured out - you haven't. Secret codes and Raps - it's all there. Can't wait for a sequel.

This is the best book I have read in the last five years! I loved the character of the teenage son who annoys his dad by rapping all the time. It was as gripping as an episode of 24, with the fun of an Indiana Jones movie. It was similar to the Da Vinci Code in that you never know what is real and what is fiction. I love anything about Nostradamus, and I have to say I learned a lot about him that I did not know before.

I couldn't put it down - enormous amount of work went into creating this fun and very educational book of fiction!

About the Author:

John Medler is an author and trial lawyer and lives with his wife Tammy in St. Louis, MO. He is the author of Quatrain, an historical fiction thriller about the lost prophecies of Nostradamus, as well as The Mommy Mole, an illustrated children's book on international adoptions.

He is the recipient of the Golden Quill Writing Award, the William Pomerantz Trial Prize and the Lewis Powell Trial Award. He was recognized as one of the State's Up and Coming Lawyers. He is the former General Attorney for AT&T and now works with his wife representing people who have been injured or killed in accidents.

He has three boys and three girls. One of his girls was adopted from Russia and another girl was adopted from Guatemala. He enjoys watching his daughter's dance recitals and playing Scrabble with his sons. John is also the recipient of the American Red Cross Lifesaver Award, as a result of saving his boss' life after the boss had a heart attack in the office.

John is not good at golf.

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