Borders just gave everyone a huge incentive to download one of the new Borders apps for PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Blackberry, and Android.
They are giving away 5 free top-selling ebooks that you can’t get free anywhere else. All you have to do is download a free app, sign up an account with an email address and password (you don’t even have to give your home address or credit card), then follow the links below and click “add to library” over on the Borders website.
Then sync whichever app you chose and the ebook will show up in your library. To download the ePub ebook to your computer, you’ll need to go to your Borders account page and then download it from there. This requires Adobe Digital Editions, of course, since the ebooks have DRM.
This offer runs from July 9th through Wednesday, July 14th. So get these free ebooks today!
Frankenstein: Prodigal Son: A Novel by Dean Koontz and Kevin J. Anderson
4 stars, 148 reviews
From the celebrated imagination of Dean Koontz comes a powerful reworking of one of the classic stories of all time. If you think you know the story, you know only half the truth. Get ready for the mystery, the myth, the terror, and the magic of… Dean Koontz’s Prodigal Son Every city has secrets. But none as terrible as this. His name is Deucalion, a tattooed man of mysterious origin, a sleight-of-reality artist who’s traveled the centuries with a secret worse than death.
He arrives as a serial killer stalks the streets, a killer who carefully selects his victims for the humanity that is missing in himself. Detective Carson O’Connor is cool, cynical, and every bit as tough as she looks. Her partner Michael Maddison would back her up all the way to Hell itselfand that just may be where this case ends up.
For the no-nonsense O’Connor is suddenly talking about an ages-old conspiracy, a near immortal race of beings, and killers that are moreand lessthan human. Soon it will be clear that as crazy as she sounds, the truth is even more ominous. For their quarry isn’t merely a homicidal maniacbut his deranged maker. From the Paperback edition.
One Shot: A Reacher Novel by Lee Child
4 stars, 153 reviews
Six shots. Five dead. One heartland city thrown into a state of terror. But within hours the cops have it solved: a slam-dunk case. Except for one thing. The accused man says: You got the wrong guy. Then he says: Get Reacher for me. And sure enough, from the world he lives inno phone, no address, no commitmentsexmilitary investigator Jack Reacher is coming.
In Lee Child’s astonishing new thriller, Reacher’s arrival will change everythingabout a case that isn’t what it seems, about lives tangled in baffling ways, about a killer who missed one shotand by doing so give Jack Reacher one shot at the truth…. The gunman worked from a parking structure just thirty yards awaypoint-blank range for a trained military sniper like James Barr. His victims were in the wrong place at the wrong time. But why does Barr want Reacher at his side? There are good reasons why Reacher is the last person Barr would want to see. But when Reacher hears Barr’s own words, he understands.
And a slam-dunk case explodes. Soon Reacher is teamed with a young defense lawyer who is working against her D.A. father and dueling with a prosecution team that has an explosive secret of its own. Like most things Reacher has known in life, this case is a complex battlefield. But, as always, in battle, Reacher is at his best. Moving in the shadows, picking his spots, Reacher gets closer and closer to the unseen enemy who is pulling the strings. And for Reacher, the only way to take him down is to know his ruthlessness and respect his cunningand then match him shot for shot…. From the Hardcover edition.
The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
4.5 stars, 168 reviews
He holds the secret that can end the world. The truth: Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on September 28, 1330. Nearly 700 years later, he is acknowledged as the greatest Alchemyst of his day. It is said that he discovered the secret of eternal life. The records show that he died in 1418. But his tomb is empty. The legend: Nicholas Flamel lives. But only because he has been making the elixir of life for centuries. The secret of eternal life is hidden within the book he protectsthe Book of Abraham the Mage.
It’s the most powerful book that has ever existed. In the wrong hands, it will destroy the world. That’s exactly what Dr. John Dee plans to do when he steals it. Humankind won’t know what’s happening until it’s too late. And if the prophecy is right, Sophie and Josh Newman are the only ones with the power to save the world as we know it. Sometimes legends are true. And Sophie and Josh Newman are about to find themselves in the middle of the greatest legend of all time. From the Hardcover edition.
Julia’s Kitchen Wisdom by Julia Child
4.5 stars, 73 reviews
Julia Child has given us answers to these and other questions in the ten masterful volumes she has published over the past 40 years. But which book do you go to for which solution? Now, in this little volume, you can find the answers immediately.
Information is arranged according to subject matter, with ample cross-referencing. How are you going to cook that small rib steak you brought home? You’ll be guided to the quick saute as the best and fastest way. And once you’ve mastered this recipe, you can apply the technique to chop, chicken, or fish, following Julia’s careful guidelines.
And here is equally essential information about soups, vegetables, and eggs, and for baking breads and tarts. It’s all waiting for you in this delicious, priceless, comforting compendium of Julia’s kitchen wisdom.
Master Your Metabolism: The 3 Diet Secrets To Naturally Balancing Your Hormones For A Hot And Healthy Body! by Jillian Michaels
4 stars, 269 reviews
Does it feel as if you’re fighting your body to lose even one pound – or just to maintain your current weight? Respected health and wellness expert and bestselling author Jillian Michaels has been there, too. So she consulted top experts in the field of metabolism and discovered that she’d inadvertently been abusing her endocrine system for years. After “fixing” her own metabolism, she decided to share what she learned by devising this simple, 3-phase plan that engages all the weight-loss hormones (including the friendly HGH, testosterone, DHEA; and the not-so-friendly: insulin, cortisol, and excess estrogen).
In Master Your Metabolism, discover how to: * REMOVE “anti-nutrients” from your diet * RESTORE foods that speak directly to fat-burning genes * REBALANCE energy and your hormones for effortless weight loss Michaels offers a wealth of information throughout, including: shopping lists and online shopping resources, hormone-trigger food charts, how to eat “power nutrient” foods on a budget, smart strategies for eating out, quick and easy recipes, as well as mini-programs for addressing PMS, andropause, metabolic syndrome, PCOS, and menopause.