Today's image goes to a temporarily-free book with many positive customer reviews. It's about 1/3 the size of an average Kindle book and is labeled an 'Ebook Short.'
Escape from the World Trade Center (Ebook Shorts), by Leslie Haskin, 20 customer reviews, 4.5 stars
From the Product Description:
"A 9/11 Survivor’s True Story
...[An] 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."
This book is filed under "Religion & Spirituality" genre, and I'd say the focus was probably paramount for many going through this, although some have objected to bible passages in between chapters.
UPDATED Monday evening, 8/22 - 40 books total as of the 3rd forum alert today, temporarily-free books released Monday after three days of inactivity.
First, here are the current specials always noted at the top of this regular blog entry:
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
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
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
Aug 22 - 9 books, Aug 22 - evening - 2 books, Aug 22 - more - 29 books (total 40 books
' Happy Reader "Joyce" says:
If on the Home Page,
* CLICK at the bottom to get the REST of the long listing of free books *
Lead with LUV: A Different Way to Create Real Success
Author: Ken Blanchard
Genre: Business - Management
DESCRIPTION: For decades, Southwest has been the airline industry's shining performer: the company of choice for travelers, employers, and investors alike. Why? Southwest's leaders know how to lead with love. As Southwest's President, Colleen Barrett proved that leading with love is the non-stop route to outstanding business performance. Lead with LUV is an extraordinary, wide-ranging conversation between Barrett and Ken Blanchard, the legendary author of The One Minute Manager. Together, they reveal why leading with love is the most powerful way to lead, how to make it work wherever you are, and how it can help you achieve truly amazing results.
The Invitation: A Simple Guide to the Bible
Author: Eugene Peterson
Genre: Religious - Spiritual - Bible Guide
DESCRIPTION: The Invitation features Eugene's thoughtful introductions from The Message. Each passage offers fresh insights that provide a new perspective on timeless truths, while key Scriptures complement each section--all of which is wrapped in Eugene's warm, personable style that encourages and inspires. Readers will encounter a profound overview of the Bible that invites them to delve deeper into God's Word.
Author: Sienna Skyy
Genre: Fantasy - Thriller
DESCRIPTION: American Quest is a rousing contemporary fantasy filled with great characters, passionate relationships, and epic drama. It is the premiere of a quartet of novels that will capture readers' imaginations and hearts for years to come. It is the story of two lovers, Bruce and Gloria, whose intense passion for life and for each other has made them unwitting pawns in a cosmic battle between forces for good and evil. Enervata, a demonic spirit with the darkest intentions, captures Gloria. To save her, Bruce must embark on a quest across America, armed with only the scantest of clues, to collect the Four Pillars of Humanity before he can battle Enervata. Several people join him on his quest, including his best friend, a rocker, a stand-up comedienne, a little old Italian lady, an old-beyond-her-years child, and a strangely visionary fortuneteller. The questers face challenges from Enervata's minions at every turn and struggle mightily to uncover the Pillars...all the while unsure of Gloria's fate. At once an imagination-stirring fantasy, a moving love story, and an endearing tale of friendship and sacrifice, American Quest introduces a wonderful new storyteller to the public.
RV Cooking Cookbook (Gooseberry Patch Classics)
Offered by: Gooseberry Patch
Genre: Cookbook - Recipes
DESCRIPTION: Get a taste of Gooseberry Patch in this collection of over 20 favorite road-trip recipes! In Gooseberry Patch RV Cooking you'll find delicious dishes for coast-to-coast dining that are easy to fix in your RV's kitchen. Enjoy Cape Cod Clam Chowder for a simple lunch and One-Pot Spaghetti for supper, with Mozzarella & Ripe Tomato Salad to savor the bounty of a local farmers' market. Gather new friends for Omelets in a Bag or Midwestern Shredded Chicken sandwiches...sit down together for a chat over coffee and a slice of No-Bother, No-Bake Cheesecake!
Steppin' into the Good Life
Author: Tia McCollors
Genre: Religious - Spiritual
DESCRIPTION: Shelia Rushmore thought she'd be the last woman standing when it was time to fight for her man. Instead Ace, her boyfriend of two years, chose to reunite with his ex-wife, leaving Shelia emotionally devastated. It's a year later when Sheila is convinced that sneaking into their wedding ceremony will put closure on the gaping hole in her heart. But it's on the back pew of the church where a new relationship begins for Shelia. She can't explain the touch she received from God on that day, but she's determined to be a better woman-a woman of faith. Since high school, Shelia has been chasing her definition of the good life - it's left her with no home, no man, and no money. But now that's she's living life for God, things should get better, right? Shelia learns that living a faith-filled life isn't always easy. With faith, tough love, and some tough decisions, Shelia realizes that the life she'd been praying for she could have for herself is actually attainable. Being wrapped in God's arms, she decided, was by far the safest place she'd ever been.
Buy--DON'T Hold: Investing with ETFs Using Relative Strength to Increase Returns with Less Risk
Author: Leslie Masonson
Genre: Business - Investing
DESCRIPTION: Every few years, like clockwork, devastating bear markets decimate buy-and-hold portfolios. In the last decade, they've wiped out 50% of investor portfolio values...not once, but twice. Millions of investors have been forced to delay retirement, postpone funding college education for their children and grandchildren, and defer life's many joys. You can't afford to be invested during these inevitable, massive declines-and you don't have to be.
Author: Paula Bradley
DESCRIPTION: Shy and introverted Mariah Carpenter has concealed a hidden talent from childhood that, according to her mother, would brand her a freak. Now a fateful encounter has caused her secret skill-an extraordinary psychic ability-to become greatly enhanced. Suddenly, she has a purpose for her gift, as her vision gives her the ability to find kidnapped children telepathically. But is this a blessing or a curse? When Mariah's fourth finding is filmed by the FBI and the recording is stolen and sold to a broadcast journalist, Mariah's worst nightmare becomes a reality. She is acclaimed worldwide as a saint and messenger from God-and vilified as the Antichrist whose powers must be quelled. Meanwhile, another government agency has its own covert agenda for Mariah.... In the midst of all of this, Mariah has a series of horrifying nightmares, culminating in the discovery of an ingenious serial killer, one who somehow prevents Mariah from finding out who and where he is. Locating this murderer before he kills again becomes Mariah's obsession, one that threatens to consume her--and could even destroy her. Chosen introduces readers to a remarkably complex, achingly human, and absolutely unforgettable heroine. Bursting with tension, danger, and the thrill of the unexplained, Chosen is a singular reading experience.
Trade the Trader: Know Your Competition and Find Your Edge for Profitable Trading
Author: Quint Tatro
Genre: Business - Investing
DESCRIPTION: Trading is a zero sum game. In every trade, you're trading against every other trader. Trade the Trader is the first book that helps you understand those traders-and beat them! Hedge fund manager Quint Tatro reveals proven strategies for anticipating traders' moves, outwitting them, and profiting from them!
The Witch of Agnesi (Bonnie Pinkwater series)
Author: Robert Spiller
Genre: Mystery - Women Sleuths
DESCRIPTION: Bonnie Pinkwater is a teacher, a good one. She cares about her students. So when Peyton Newlin, a thirteen-year-old math genius, disappears, Bonnie starts nosing around. One by one, students who were competing with the young genius start turning up dead and Bonnie suspects Peyton may be narrowing the field. Then Peyton himself turns up murdered. Bonnie's investigation ratchets up. What she discovers is a coven of witches, a teenage comic book magnate, a skinhead Neanderthal with violent propensities, an abusive father, an amorous science teacher, and a mistranslated medieval mathematics manuscript. Somehow, all the pieces have intersected at the tragically brief life of her math protégé. As the body count mounts, Bonnie realizes she may have bitten off more than she can chew. Because whoever is eliminating her beloved students, has now decided East Plains, Colorado would be better off without one aging math teacher.
Bright Young Things with Bonus Material
Author: Anna Godbersen
** Pre-Order for September 6th **
DESCRIPTION: For a limited time, the first book in New York Times bestselling author Anna Godbersen's epic new series Bright Young Things is available for free. Also includes an excerpt from the forthcoming sequel Beautiful Days and fashion tips on how to achieve the perfect flapper look. The year is 1929. New York is ruled by the Bright Young Things: flappers and socialites seeking thrills and chasing dreams in the anything-goes era of the Roaring Twenties. Letty Larkspur and Cordelia Grey escaped their small Midwestern town for New York's glittering metropolis. All Letty wants is to see her name in lights, but she quickly discovers Manhattan is filled with pretty girls who will do anything to be a star. . . Cordelia is searching for the father she's never known, a man as infamous for his wild parties as he is for his shadowy schemes. Overnight, she enters a world more thrilling and glamorous than she ever could have imagined-and more dangerous. It's a life anyone would kill for . . . and someone will. The only person Cordelia can trust is Astrid Donal, a flapper who seems to have it all: money, looks, and the love of Cordelia's brother, Charlie. But Astrid's perfect veneer hides a score of family secrets. Across the vast lawns of Long Island, in the illicit speakeasies of Manhattan, and on the blindingly lit stages of Broadway, the three girls' fortunes will rise and fall-together and apart. From the New York Times bestselling author of The Luxe comes an epic new series set in the dizzying last summer of the Jazz Age.
Pitch Dark: Dark Days of Fall Sampler: Supernaturally; Fateful; Cold Kiss; A Beautiful Dark; and Eve
Author: Amy Garvey
** Pre-Order for September 6th **
DESCRIPTION: Do you crave the dark world of paranormal romance, supernatural thrillers, and otherworldly adventures? Discover excerpts from five new books from authors Kiersten White, Claudia Gray, Amy Garvey, Jocelyn Davies, and Anna Carey-all on tour this fall! For more information on the books, authors, and Dark Days tour, visit pitchdarkbooks on Twitter or Facebook.
The Ultimate Choice
Author: Lisa C. Hinsley
Author: Sarah Pawley
How to Dump Your Boyfriend in the Men's Room (and other short stories)
Author: Sibel Hodge
Vultures in the Playground
Author: A. Sparrow
Author: Doug Welch
OtherWhere: The Crazies
Author: Garry Grierson
Black Man Telling Tales
Author: Barry Davis
Forever Mine (The Moreno Brothers 1)
Author: Elizabeth Reyes
The Z Word (Apocalypse Babes)
Author: Bella Street
Diary of a Vampeen
Author: Christin Lovell
Occam's Razor: A Short Story
Author: John Brinling
Zombie Sun: The Zombie in the Oval Office
Author: Steven Mohan, Jr.
A Twisted Bard's Tale (An Erotic Lesbian Short)
Author: Selena Kitt
The Devil's Lover: The Wish
Author: Dahlia Lu
Author: Dan Barbier
MachoPoni: A Prance with Death (Poniworld Chronicles #1)
Author: Lotus Rose
Author: Kenneth C. Crow
If I Had A Car
Author: Ted Summerfield
The Price of Life
Author: T.M. Nienaber
Lord of the Trash
Author: Sarah McManus
Diary of a Dead Muse
Author: Benjamin Goshko
Author: Denney Clements
Author: H. Bradley Stucki
The Robbery: A Short Story
Author: John Brinling
Where Sheep May Safely Graze
Author: Roger Parkinson
Author: Edna Curry
For Crying Out Loud
Author: Severin Rossetti
Napoleon Hill's Hidden Secret In Think And Grow Rich: Why This Law Of Success Principle Proves The Master Keys To Success
Author: Gary Vernum
Gifts in Sand and Water
Author: Annie Bellet '
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