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‘The Godhunter’ is Today’s Free eBook

the godhunterToday’s free eBook download, The Godhunter, is a modern day heroine on the hunt for gods. Written by Amy Sumida, this modern myth follows young heroine Vervaine in this series of adventures with supernatural beings. If you like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, you should check out this book:


I’m going to tell you a secret. The gods are real. All of them. And they want you dead. Yes, you. Don’t take it personally, they want all of us dead. Well, maybe not all of us but a lot of us. Why? Because we loved them once.

We used to sacrifice to them. Food, animals, ourselves. Not so much anymore. We stopped believing in them, kicked them to the curb and forgot about them, but they haven’t forgotten us. They need us, need the energy we gave them through sacrifice, energy they used to gain magic, power, and immortality. See, the gods aren’t gods without us.  Read more

‘Caged: Memoirs of a Cage-Fighting Poet’ is Today’s Free eBook

cagedToday’s free eBook download, Caged: Memoirs of a Cage-Fighting Poet, is from MMA fighter and writer Cameron Conaway. The story follows a young fighter who forges a fighter’s path through a painful childhood using the discipline of martial arts and a collection of prose, poems, and inspirational quotes.

Accomplished MMA fighter and award-winning writer Cameron Conaway presents in Caged the true story of a young man who overcomes a family background and his own inner torment by learning to channel his frustrations into the physical world of mixed martial arts fighting and the cerebral world of poetry and writing. Read more

‘St. Charles at Dusk’ is Today’s Free eBook

st. charles at duskToday’s free Kindle download is St. Charles at Dusk: The House of Crimson and Clover Series Prequel. Written by Sarah M. Cradit, the novel is “set amidst the lush and vibrant backdrop of New Orleans, St. Charles at Dusk tells the story of Oz and Adrienne; of forbidden love, and startling heartbreak.”

A father’s threats. A tragic accident. Unanswered questions. Oz Sullivan has finally moved past the tangled web surrounding his brief, but intense, relationship with the young, impetuous Adrienne Deschanel. Through his family, and successful career as an attorney, he has forged a tranquil predictability. Read more

Happy Data Privacy Day! ‘The Privacy Engineer’s Manifesto’ is Today’s Free eBook

bookJanuary 28 is Data Privacy Day, which honors Convention 108, an international treaty signed on January 28, 1981 which deals with privacy and data protection. In honor of our continued conversation about data privacy, we are sharing a professional perspective on engineering privacy -  The Privacy Engineer’s Manifesto: Getting from Policy to Code to QA to Value.

 The book offers insight on translating the guiding light of OECD Privacy Guidelines, the Fair Information Practice Principles (FIPPs), Generally Accepted Privacy Principles (GAPP) and Privacy by Design (PbD) into concrete concepts that organizations, software/hardware engineers, and system administrators/owners can understand and apply throughout the product or process life cycle—regardless of development methodology—from inception to retirement, including data deletion and destruction.



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Getty Publications Launches Virtual Library With 250 Free Digital Titles

virtuallibrary_screencapIn continuation of The Getty’s Open Content program which began last year, the institute is expanding its free digital assets from thousands of images to hundreds of books. The Virtual Library is a collection from 45 years of art publication from the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Research Institute, and the J. Paul Getty Museum.

In an announcement on the Getty’s digital magazine, The Iris, Getty CEO and President James Cuno said, “Creating the Virtual Library comes out of the Getty’s conviction that an appreciation of the arts is crucial to a vital and civil society. We are committed to sharing our educational resources as part of our mission to promote knowledge and understanding of the visual arts in all their dimensions, and we are delighted to give these important works of research and scholarship a presence in the digital sphere. Read more

‘Carrots’ From ‘The Shelby Nichols Adventure Series’ is Today’s Free eBook

carrotsToday’s free eBook download is Carrots from Colleen Helme’s Shelby Nichols Adventure Series. The story begins with the protagonist and sleuth is shopping for carrots. Unfortunately Shelby gets caught in a robbery that leaves her with an unusual side effect:

As the cashier rings up her purchases, a gunman is busy robbing the bank inside the store. When a customer grabs the robber’s mask, he is shot and everyone runs for cover. Everyone except Shelby, who finds herself face to face with the killer. The next thing she knows, she’s lying on the floor with a bullet wound to her head. Luckily, the bullet only grazes her scalp, and she doesn’t suspect any lasting affects until later, when she suddenly ‘hears’ what people are thinking. With this uncanny ability, her life takes on a whole new dimension. Read more

‘My Life Untold’ is Today’s Free eBook

my life untoldToday’s free eBook from S.S. Gee Buro, My Life Untold, follows Magda Kline through her traumatic experience as a farmer’s daughter who falls in love with a farm hand who leaves to fight during the Civil War.  The story is told through Magda’s letters to her granddaughter years later:

Magda Kline, the daughter of German immigrants, grows up on a rural farm in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Her life is carefree and full of love in the beautiful home of Stone Croft. When her father, Jonas, expands Stone Croft’s holdings, he hires farm hand Lars Sutler, and Magda falls in love.  Read more

‘Crowdfunding the Next Big Thing’ is Today’s Free eBook

crowdfundingToday’s free eBook download, Crowdfunding the Next Big Thing, is a great resource for app developers and entrepreneurs. Written by Gary Spirer, the guide to crowdfunding will lead you through the process of getting financial assistance through tactical means – preparing for a great pitch or just navigating the maze of crowdfunding legalities.

In CrowdFunding: The Next Big Thing, money-raising expert Gary Spirer reveals the secrets of raising capital in the digital age. He outlines the ins and outs of the five major capital-raising strategies, including how the current Kickstarter type crowdfunding differs from crowdfunding equity. The new world of crowdfunding equity can be hard to navigate due to numerous regulations, and the challenge of keeping crowds engaged. Crowdfunding start-ups is a platform made possible thanks to the recent JOBS Act…. Read more

University of California Press Has 770 Free Classic eBooks for Public Reading

uc-press-bannerThe University of California Press now has free eBooks for your reading consumption. The collection is a growing one, with about 770 titles from 1984-2004, with plans to add more.

It’s a particularly good collection of historical, social, and political titles, with a even few dedicated to dance, gender studies, and electronic media. You can’t download the eBooks files, but they’re searchable and browse-able by chapters. Read more

‘Paleo for Beginner’s – A Quick Start Guide to Better Health and Vitality’ is Today’s Free eBook

paleoToday’s free eBook is a Paleo Diet guide from author, Gina Crawford. Also referred to as the Caveman Diet, the Paleo for Beginners book helps to frame a dietary lifestyle based on a simple way of eating:

The Paleo diet cuts back on carbohydrates, processed foods and refined sugars and increases your intake of protein, fruits, vegetables and healthy oils. It encourages consuming foods in their most natural state in order to assist the body in preventing disease, sustaining good health and increasing energy levels.

  • How to eat healthy by choosing foods that allow your body to function at its best
  • How foods work inside your body to either help or hurt you
  • The benefits of gluten free and grain free eating
  • The benefits of eating raw food Read more