Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Free Kindle Books (8/17) + Newly Discounted Ones Found by Forumners + Amzn specials (evening)


The image to the left above is for Town House (P.S.), by Tish Cohen, 20 customer reviews, 4.6 stars, $0.99

From Publishers Weekly: "If it sounds formulaic, it is, but it's also terrifically written; Cohen's affinity for her nut-job characters is infectious and will keep readers involved..."
From Booklist: "Rising above its obvious, overly tidy plotting, this highly readable first novel offers plenty of sardonic humor and a cast of endearing eccentrics."

  Newish feature: HarperCollins book can be opened here to see a good sample while you're on this page.

Amazon's own ongoing listing of LIMITED-TIME OFFERS - Promos
  Amazon sorts these by Bestsellers first.
  I've added a separate sorting by Low-to-High pricing.

Unusual Publisher Sale for August - 8/3
Publisher Harper Perennial: sale of 20 titles for $20, or $0.99 each, through the month of August

Sourcebook celebrates Georgette Heyer's 109th birthday by discounting her 46 books for one week (Aug 15-21), to $1.99, including the campanion book "...Regency World."  Emily Bronte highlighted the Sunflwr38 pointer at the "Discounted..." forum thread.
  Here's a discussion of her books

Other ongoing forum threads that might interest some
  . What have been your favorite public domain books not so well known?
  . Best "Free" books you've read (many are no longer free, however).
  . In the Kindle Kitchen with Annie and Joyce (popular recipes thread)

NEWLY and TEMPORARILY DISCOUNTED books forum thread:
  Forum-thread starter RandomizeME includes a caution for authors:
  ' This thread is NOT a book promotion thread for authors, or for people to post about indies.  (And it's not for posting freebies either.)  This thread is to post discounts and price drops that readers find for books from publishers." '

NEWLY and TEMPORARILY Free Book alerts from the Amazon Kindle forums - via "Happy Reader" Joyce

NOTE: The alerts below are quoted as they appear in Joyce's collecting of newly and mostly temporarily-free books just released and are *not* books I've seen and are definitely *not* recommendations by me -- this is just a daily report.   They will become no longer free within days, usually.  A very well-written Algebra guide was available for only a couple of days this week.

Aug 17 (11 books so far), Aug 17 - evening, 10 more (21 total)

If on the Home Page,
* CLICK at the bottom to get the REST of the long listing of free books *
Whispers in the Shadows
Author: Alan James Keogh
Genre: Fiction - Short Stories

DESCRIPTION: Whispers in the Shadows is a collection of short stories from the blog Alan James It enables readers to download and read the stories at their leisure and on the go. This eBook contains twenty short stories.


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The Tokolosh
Author: Lynette Ferreira
Genre: Literature - Mythology

DESCRIPTION: A little story of a short, hairy little devil, called the Tokolosh! In Zulu mythology, Tikoloshe, Tokoloshe or Hili (from the Xhosa word utyreeci ukujamaal) is a dwarf-like water sprite. They are considered a mischievous and evil spirit. According to legend, the only way to keep the Tokolosh away at night is to put a brick beneath each leg of one's bed!


Footprints in Time: A Walk in Sacajawea's Moccasins
Author: Bonnie Turner
Genre: Children's Fiction - Action - Adventure

DESCRIPTION: When America was young, many individuals left their footprints in the sands of time as they explored the unknown from east to west. In 1805, a young Shoshone woman named Sacajawea joined the Lewis and Clark expedition as an interpreter, and with a papoose on her back, helped explore America's northwest while searching for a route to the Pacific Ocean. This time-honored true story of the hardships of the expedition, in particular that of Sacajawea and her baby son, Jean-Baptist (Pomp), is now retold in a different format for young readers. (Ages 9-12+)


Clear Blue Sky
Author: F.P. Lione
Genre: Mystery - Religious - Spiritual

DESCRIPTION: It's the beginning of a gorgeous September in the City that Never Sleeps. Summer may be officially over, but Labor Day Weekend means ethnic festivals and dancing the streets and lots of overtime for police officer Tony Cavalucci. When crowd control gets unusually dangerous, Tony starts to wonder why he even does this kind of work. And going home doesn't bring him any more respect. His neurotic and dramatic family disapproves of both Tony's fiancé and his new-found faith. All this foreshadows what's about to come to the people of New York on September 11, 2001. Normal day-to-day events and fantastic weather lead up to the most difficult day in the city's history. Now Tony finds himself in brand new territory. As he fights to survive and help others survive as well, Tony learns all over what faith means, what family means, and what life itself means. The author of this highly compelling novel is an ex-cop who survived the World Trade Center rescue efforts. Consequently, the storytelling throughout the book rings with authenticity. All of this makes for a fast-paced and deeply moving page-turner that is at times funny, at times horrible, and always full of humanity, compassion, and the presence of God. The Liones offer their very best work in Clear Blue Sky.


The Man of Their Lives
Author: Francoise Bourdin
Genre: Religious - Spiritual

DESCRIPTION: A forty-something widower and a young divorcée decide to give love a second chance--but will their respective families and obligations keep them apart? When Louis, a seductive forty-something musician searching for true love, meets France, a young divorcée who immediately falls in love with him, everything seems simple. However, although Louis Neville is a widower, he still has to contend with his son Frédéric, a troubled adolescent, and his own twin sister Alix, who, not content with simply attempting to run her brother's career, also tries to meddle in his private life. What's more, France happens to be Frédéric's French professor and the mother of a boy he hates--inevitably, things quickly become problematic for Louis and France. It will take all of France's stubbornness and a little help from fate to allow her to finally win over the love of her life. With characteristic ease, Françoise Bourdin explores two very timely themes: the difficulties of starting over at age forty and the day-to-day worries that arise from joining two separate families.


Escape from the World Trade Center
Author: Leslie Haskin
Genre: Religious - Spiritual

DESCRIPTION: A 9/11 Survivor's True Story. This is the riveting account of Leslie Haskin's escape from the World Trade Center after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The former insurance executive shares what she saw and endured as she struggled down 36 floors in a doomed and dying building and away from a life focused on perks, prestige, and power.


7 Ancient Keys to Happiness - A 90 Day, Lesson-a-Day Guide to Achieving Inner-Bliss
Author: S. Mills
Genre: Guide to Happiness

DESCRIPTION: Inside the heart of every person is a desire to reach that ultimate state of inner-happiness. In a quest to achieve the euphoric state of happiness, the 7 Ancient Keys to Happiness have been uncovered. These ancient keys have been used for thousands of years by all different people around the world. For the first time, '7 Ancient Keys to Happiness' has collated all 7 of these keys into one succinct, practical, do-it-yourself guide to happiness.


Resurrection of Liberty
Author: Michael Wentz
Genre: Action - Adventure - Fantasy

DESCRIPTION: In 'Resurrection of Liberty' Daniel Foster discovers a family secret that is so shocking, it will affect the future of the entire galaxy. While on an innocent road trip with his two best friends, his grandfather's old car, almost having a mind of its own, whisks the trio out of the confines of their home planet to a cloaked starship that has remained hidden behind the moon for over fifty years. In trying to return home the three friends plunge deeper into space ultimately meeting the race that had sent his grandfather to Earth on a critical mission a generation before. Yet, to their dismay, they learn that by awakening the old ship they have hastened the peril of their own home. Now, far away from his family, Daniel must accept his destiny and dig deep inside himself to muster the confidence needed to rally his new alien friends to help save Earth-and ultimately the galaxy.


First Impressions (Grace deHaviland)
Author: David DeLee
Genre: Hard-Boiled

DESCRIPTION: When you're a bounty hunter, making snap judgments about people will often save your life. But what if those first impressions are wrong? When Grace deHaviland chases a bail jumper to the White Mountains of New Hampshire, a long way from her home turf of Columbus, Ohio, she may discover the answer -- with deadly consequences.


A Lust for Lead: A Supernatural Fantasy (The Legend of the Devil's Guns)
Author: Robert Davis
Genre: Fantasy - Western

DESCRIPTION: The American West, 1887. Six years ago, the legendary gunfighter Shane Ennis laid down his guns and swore never to shoot again. Now the Fastest Guns want him back and they won't take no for an answer. In the accursed town of Covenant, far out in the wasteland, a tournament is being held. Sixteen of the best of a new generation of gunfighters have gathered to fight to the death for the Fastest Guns' approval. But the tournament is not all that it seems. Dark forces are plotting behind the scenes and an evil power lies in wait, patiently biding its time until the clock strikes the Gunfighter's Hour. In A Lust for Lead, supernatural-fantasy meets the Old West in an action-packed tale of one man's fight to save himself from damnation.


Blackbird Fly
Author: Lise McClendon
Genre: Suspense

DESCRIPTION: A house in France connects three women together -- the woman who owns the house, the woman who lives in the house, and the woman who died in the house sixty years before. Who are they? Merle Bennett inherits the house of her late husband, in a small village in the Dordogne. But when she arrives a deranged squatter won't let her inside. Who is the woman? What is her connection to Merle's husband? Secrets from the post-war period, when southwest France was crushed and left to wither by Nazi occupation, and secrets of a newer kind, occupy what should be a fine French summer for Merle. With her teenage son in tow, a sexy roofer in her kitchen, and a nasty discovery in the pissoir, there is plenty to keep her mind off her endless to-do list. A story of murder, self-discovery, and family, deep in the heart of France.


Feed Me Your Children
Author: German Alcala
Genre: Poetry

DESCRIPTION: Feed Me Your Children is a nine poem collection on how youth can be so easily influenced by media. Gay pride, and the attempt that society has made to suppress homosexuals. The wrong images of beauty that young girls are influenced with, artistic trails, suicide, and the effects of age.


Dangerous Rainbows
Author: James Ashman
Genre: Science Fiction

DESCRIPTION: The coalition and the empire have been at war longer than anyone of any age can remember. Alquin, a young and ambitious empire general, makes his way through the ranks while dealing with enemies both internal and external as he tries to defeat the coalition. Unable to compromise in his ideals while eternally seeking what has been torn from him, his life-and-death struggle continues undaunted by the failure of those around him. Meanwhile, he must deal with the individual members of the coalition, who provide him with both amusement and trepidation. This includes the spectacular rising star of the coalition, Yue Fei, and the silent struggle he puts up against the empire's advances while still dealing with internal power struggles.


A Summit of Tumultuous Winds (Ink Darkly the Painted Seasons)
Author: Winnie Khaw
Genre: Mythology

DESCRIPTION: Set in a fantasy China, ASoTW is an epic fable following the lives of tragic heroes and their struggle to find meaning in life through romance and adventure. ASoTW is written in dialogue-only format (meant to be read, not performed) and features elaborate, stylized language. Includes sections of other stories set in a quasi-historical fantastical East Asia (particularly a country inspired by ancient Korea) To the Birds Allotted the Sky and a tentatively titled To Grasp the Moon's Reflection. In TtBAtS a lonely and alienated half-human, half-fox not-prince tries to maneuver safely through the political dangers encircling him in a world wracked with conflict while trying to discover who he is and where he belongs. TGtMR is the overarching title for a three-part story detailing the lives of a spoiled prince, his noble banished brother, the bodyguard who protects him, and his son, and ends with the final takeover war of "Japan" (inspired by the Imjin Wars) with a forbidding suggestion of an inquisitive and hungry power coming from the West. I mean absolutely no disrespect to the actual countries which have inspired this story, and have only used their names in order to give readers as well as myself some background to go by.


Fresh Blood
Author: Jennifer Colgan
Genre: Erotica

DESCRIPTION: A desperate call from her missing sister sends Erica Talbot on a dangerous rescue mission. Determined to prevent her twin from becoming a feeder, Erica steps out of her quiet, lonely existence and into a dark underworld where vampires make the rules. Maxwell Hart is a vampire investigator. Part of his job is to protect humans. The moment he lays eyes on Erica, he knows she doesn't belong in his world, but that doesn't stop him from wanting her there. With Max as her guide, Erica descends into a world where humans willingly give up control to their vampire masters. Posing as Max's submissive feeder, Erica discovers a strange freedom in relinquishing her hard won self-control to Max. After just one taste of Erica's blood, Max finds he hungers for no one else. How can he possess her when drawing her deeper into his dark world will change her forever?


Naughty Little Schnitzel
Author: P.J. Jones
Genre: Parodies

DESCRIPTION: Ted Ledbetter has dreamed of becoming a porn star, just like his late father, Thunderhead Ted. Unfortunately, Ted's got one small problem preventing him from making it in this cut-throat industry. With the help of his beautiful, yet frightening assistant, Ted's determined to produce his own adult film and prove to the world that he's man enough to be a Naughty Little Schnitzel.

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