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(FREE on 11/24) The Opposite Of Everything by David Kalish - http://eBooksHabit.com
The Opposite Of Everything

by David Kalish

When Brooklyn journalist Daniel Plotnick learns he has cancer, his fortunes fall faster than you can say Ten Plagues of Egypt. His wife can’t cope, his marriage ends in a showdown with police, and his father accidentally pushes him off the George Washington Bridge.

Plotnick miraculously survives his terrifying plunge, and comes up with a zany plan to turn his life around: by doing the opposite of everything he did before.

In the darkly comedic tradition of Philip Roth and Lorrie Moore comes a new novel from author David Kalish, who draws us into a hilarious, off-kilter world where cancer tears apart relationships…and builds new ones.

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(FREE on 11/24) Turn A Blind Eye by Marta Tandori - http://eBooksHabit.com
Turn A Blind Eye

by Marta Tandori

Eight years ago, Michigan retirees, Jack and Beverly Donnelly, had helped Libby Newton recover from an unspeakable tragedy. Now the tables are turned and it’s the old couple who need Libby’s help when the most recent consequences of Beverly’s progressing dementia have left the old couple homeless. Libby, now the general manager of Banyan Bay Resorts, one of Orlando’s premier timesharing properties, secretly stashes the old couple in a new luxury unit intended for the resort’s VIP guests until she can find them a new home.

But the problems start almost immediately as Beverly’s dementia leaves her in a state of constant confusion over her unfamiliar surroundings and when she announces that she’s seen “Thanksgiving pilgrims” unloading boxes behind the resort’s pizzeria, Beverly’s announcement falls on deaf ears – until Rebecca Kendall, an attorney from Seattle, shows up at the resort a short time later, trying to retrace the last steps of her nineteen-year-old daughter, who’d abandoned her old life to embrace the Amish ways, only to be found dead in a south Florida motel six weeks earlier. Libby doesn’t believe the two incidents are connected until Beverly is found dead a short time later, the tragic victim of a double homicide.

With the help of her sister, Mia, who’s in Florida doing an exposé on one of the world’s most elusive treasure hunters, the amateur female sleuths retrace Beverly’s last steps – only to stumble upon a killer who soon has the sisters convinced that poor Beverly had been the sanest one of them all. In this wild ride of a murder mystery that starts in Orlando, the timeshare capital of the world and ends in a Key West adventure, the two sisters learn firsthand that honoring family secrets can be just as deadly as drug smuggling the forbidden cargo…

(FREE on 11/24) Blue Hole by Rolland Love - http://eBooksHabit.com
Blue Hole

by Rolland Love

Blue Hole is based on a tale my Grandfather told about a body he found floating in a swimming hole in a remote area of the Ozarks. The name Blue Hole comes from the sky blue color of a deep pool of water where a spring runs into the Jacks Fork River from the mouth of a cave. Jacks Fork was named by Life Magazine as one of the most scenic float and fishing streams in the world.

(FREE on 11/24) Boost: Create Good Habits Using Psychology And Technology by Max Ogles - http://eBooksHabit.com
Boost: Create Good Habits Using Psychology And Technology

by Max Ogles

In Boost, a tech entrepreneur teaches you how to create good habits using psychology and technology.

You’ll read dozens of fascinating stories, from the 13-year-old girl who landed a clothing line at Nordstrom to the little-known origins of the 20th century’s most famous Paul McCartney melody. Along the way, take a look at compelling psychological research to learn why charitable people live longer, why you’re likely to fail when your willpower is strongest, and much more.

The book is simple, direct, and contains valuable insights about creating habits. Each section ends with actionable tasks you can do to apply the principles from the book. Become familiar with the latest habit-forming technology and the psychological principles behind it, on your way to achieving your own good habits.

Along with the book, you’ll receive access to a free guide, 117 Apps to Help You Create Good Habits, which introduces you to the top apps services that will help you apply the principles from the book.

(FREE on 11/24) Rumspringa Break by Kristina Ludwig - http://eBooksHabit.com
Rumspringa Break

by Kristina Ludwig

Rebekah is stellar at caring for the animals on her family’s farm, and even better at eluding Jakob, the neighborhood boy who has a massive crush on her. But she’s never ventured out of her ultra-strict Amish community in Pennsylvania.

All that changes when she and her twin sister Mercy turn sixteen. Now, it’s time to embark on Rumspringa, the rite of passage for Amish teens. Together, the girls discover the outside world, dressing in “English” clothes, cruising to the city, and partying with college students. Rebekah meets a stunning pre-veterinary student named Braeden, who encourages her to follow her dreams of becoming a veterinarian.

As her appreciation of the English lifestyle blossoms, Rebekah is faced with a massive dilemma. How can she pursue a college education and still remain accepted by her Amish community? Can she and Braeden overcome their cultural differences and build a relationship — and will her family and friends still talk to her if they do?

(FREE on 11/24) Just You by Rebecca Phillips - http://eBooksHabit.com
Just You

by Rebecca Phillips

Through witnessing her parents’ bitter divorce, sixteen-year-old Taylor Brogan has learned what she believes to be a certainty–men lie, men betray, men can’t be trusted. When her first boyfriend cheats on her, Taylor can’t even pretend to act surprised. After all, her own father left her mother for another woman after fourteen years of marriage, so it was only a matter of time before it happened to her too.

Betrayed one time too many, Taylor vows to give up boys for good. But when she meets sweet, gorgeous Michael Hurst at a party, her resolve to stay single begins to crack. Maybe, in spite of her past, she can trust him not to break her heart. Taylor and Michael begin an exciting-but-cautious romance, hitting several challenges along the way–parental disapproval, family secrets, and the most daunting obstacle of all, Elena Brewster, a calculating beauty who is determined to make Michael hers.

(FREE on 11/24) Sign Changes by Bart Hopkins Jr. - http://eBooksHabit.com
Sign Changes

by Bart Hopkins Jr.

Sign Changes is a novel about ideas and the ways they have changed us. It is about the way you came to understand the very words you are reading now. About the origins of symbol use. Kpol and his tribe struggle to survive an ice age 100,000 years ago and adapt to new ways. In 16th century England, a young boy leaves the countryside to learn to read and print books. In the near-present computer age, a man and woman prepare for the bombs they fear will fall. And in the distant future, a new form of life comes into existence. What connects them all?

(FREE on 11/24) Ticky Tack The Littlest Reindeer - A Christmas Book For Children by Ironpower Publishing - http://eBooksHabit.com
Ticky Tack The Littlest Reindeer – A Christmas Book For Children

by Ironpower Publishing

In this delightfully heartwarming Christmas story you will learn about Ticky Tack, a tiny reindeer, who helps Santa and Shortbread the Elf deliver a little disabled boy’s present on Christmas Eve. It’s such a fun and uplifting read, and the 40+ wonderfully cute cartoon-like illustrations are absolutely adorable.

(FREE on 11/24) Double Star by Cindy Saunders - http://eBooksHabit.com
Double Star

by Cindy Saunders

When Cepheus, a dark god, forces seventeen-year-old Ally Ashworth off an isolated overlook, she has no idea she’s falling into his world, or that the necklace she’s wearing is actually a key—one with the power to ignite the next world war. But she’s carried beyond his reach and into the one place where he’s powerless… the forest of Gilgamesh.

Ally’s never been Miss Popularity, but her outsider status takes on new meaning when she’s rescued by Liam Cheveyo and his peculiar friends. After seeing them shape-shift into their freaky animal counterparts, Ally smacks hard into a few truths—magic really does exist and, although getting there took no effort, finding her way back might be impossible.

Feelings between her and Liam begin to grow along with the realization that, in this world, she’s stronger and better… until she’s caught in a trap set by the creepy spider-boy Cepheus sends to retrieve her. But Ally’s not going down without a fight, not after learning the horrible truth about the passageways.

The survival of both worlds depends on it.

(FREE on 11/24) Valley Of The Damned by Cordell Falk - http://eBooksHabit.com
Valley Of The Damned

by Cordell Falk

Matthew Carter comes to the violent boomtown of Darwin just one job away from leaving his troubled past behind. When his mentor is murdered, he must choose between running into the desert and staying on to find the stash of gold that could mean his redemption. Caught in a firestorm between the competing wills of a legendary lawman, a corrupt rail baron, and a vengeful Colonel, Matthew rides hard with the fear that his last job may turn out to be just that.

(FREE on 11/24) Something About Love: A Ya Contemporary Romance In Verse by Elana Johnson - http://eBooksHabit.com
Something About Love: A Ya Contemporary Romance In Verse

by Elana Johnson

High school senior Olivia Winging gave up her love of photography when she gave up her boyfriend, Trevor Youngblood, a year and a half ago. She broke things off with Trevor because her mom married his dad, and dating your step-brother? Creepy.

Livvy hasn’t been on good terms with her mother since, and one of her stipulations for staying at the Youngblood’s every other weekend is that Trevor can’t be there. When she gets nominated for the Junior Photography in Excellence award, Trevor insists she enter. She agrees—only if every photo in the portfolio can be of him. Knowing that Livvy can capture a person’s deepest secrets through her lens, Trevor hesitates before accepting the deal.

As Livvy gets behind the lens of her camera again, her love of photography is rekindled. Unfortunately, the time she spends with Trevor also re-ignites the old flame for him she’s kept smothered for so long.

In order for Livvy to finish her portfolio, she’ll have to face her feelings for Trevor as well as deal with the animosity between her and her mother. Livvy’s always been able to capture a person’s soul from behind the camera—but she’s not sure she likes it when the lens is suddenly focused on her. If she can’t find a way to forgive her mother and admit how she feels about Trevor, Livvy may end up losing more than just the photography contest. She could lose her heart.

(FREE on 11/24) A Humble Heart by Tim Vander Meulen - http://eBooksHabit.com
A Humble Heart

by Tim Vander Meulen

The leader of the Elves in the south is troubled by an onslaught of Possessors against their homeland. In his investigations, he is met by a band of Dwarves and two human boys who bear the most terrible news. The kingdom of men has been invaded. As far as anyone knows, these two refugees are the only remnants of the human race in the world. The boys had first consulted the Dwarves, and now they ask for the aid of the Elves to recapture their homeland. Before the leader can make his decision, his world is turned on its head.

Can the boys succeed in their mission? Will the Elves and Dwarves agree to their request? Will they all be strong enough to resist not only the enemy but the dark tendencies inside them, both of which seek to destroy them?

War is not only something external; blood does not only bleed on the outside. The true war is within the characters themselves. The Elves, Dwarves, and men are not enemy to ugly orcs or goblins; they fight the Possessors. These Possessors are Elves and Dwarves and men, only they have chosen to abandon their old ways and join a cause that opposes the survival of their former kindred. They are so called because they possess the sign of evil that was branded upon them by their master, the Shadowlord. It takes great courage to survive the growing night, and morality has no place in the grand shift of the world. “A Humble Heart” is a term applied to Delenas Farlong, the leader of the Elves, who throughout the tale faces tremendous adversity and who shows great valor and humility as he leads his people on their dangerous journey.

(FREE on 11/24) A Pebble Tossed by Mark Lee Taylor - http://eBooksHabit.com
A Pebble Tossed

by Mark Lee Taylor

Tim Raither knows he’s likely to die today. What he doesn’t know is where he is or how he got there. Severely injured, fading in and out of consciousness, he is unable to do anything but wait, and hope someone finds him, while the ruthless criminal who put him there roams the little town of Sycamore, Maryland in search of little girls.

Tim’s daughters, Lindsey and Amanda, are working on the clues of a treasure hunt that he prepared for them. When Tim fails to come home after hiding the treasure, his wife Kate begins a frantic search of the local roads, while Lindsey and Amanda continue with the treasure hunt, but with a new goal in mind: to find their father. To Kate’s chagrin, the girls disappear into the countryside as well, unaware that they could be in even greater danger than their father.

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