Wednesday, August 31, 2011

9 Free Kindle Books (8/31 Late Evening update) + Newly Discounted Books Found by Forumners + Amzn Deals


Wednesday, 8/31 - Updated to correct two book links and add a second batch of books (7 more)

Nearly Departed in Deadwood
, by Ann Charles (author) and C.S. Kunkle (Illustrator), 80 customer reviews, 4.8 stars, $0.99

  Winner of the 2010 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense.

Kindle Daily Deal
  (The Daily Deal link above changes at MIDNIGHT each day.
      Click it to see what the daily deal book is, at any time.)
  Wednesday, 8/31
  Poke the Box, by Seth Godin, 186 customer reviews, 4.2 stars
    Daily Deal until the end of Wednesday, 8/31:
      Tuesday's Price: $6.64
      Wednesday's Discount: $5.15
      Wednesday's Daily Deal Price: $1.49 (78% off)

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
Publisher Harper Perennial sale: 20 titles for $20, or $0.99 each, through this last day of August

Other ongoing forum threads that might interest some
  . Discussing books posted on discount threads (New)
  . What have been your favorite public domain books not so well known?
  . Best "Free" books you've read (many are no longer free, however).
  . Highly recommended Indie authors
  . Unique Uses of Kindles

LATEST DISCOUNTED Kindle books (some temporarily) forum thread:
  Forum-thread starter RandomizeME includes a caution that it's not a book promotion thread for authors or for posts about indies or free books either.  "The thread is for discounts and price drops that readers find for books from publishers."

  Today's includes some finds by Emily Bronte: HarperCollins Pre-orders for Sept. at $1.99 and a top-rated Kindle Store book from Corvallis Press discounted to $0.99, which I've highlighted at the top.

TEMPORARILY Free-Book alerts from the Amazon Kindle forums - via the amazing "Happy Reader" Joyce, who is constantly on the lookout on behalf of forum members.

  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 *not* recommendations by this blog -- this is just a daily report of very popular forum alerts.   The eBooks will become no longer free within days, usually - sometimes, hours.  Thanks to Joyce for gathering and organizing all these for us.

Aug 31 - morning, 2 books; Aug 31 - late evening, 7 books

If, on the Home page listing, you see "MORE" books available,
* CLICK at the bottom to get the REST of the long listing of free books *

' Happy Reader "Joyce" says:

 I Shall Not Want : Psalm 23 Mysteries Book Two (The Psalm 23 Mysteries)
Author: Debbie Vigiue
Genre: Religious - Spiritual - Contemporary Fiction

DESCRIPTION: Charity work can be murder! It's Thanksgiving and Joseph Tyler, one of the members of Cindy's church, has organized a new charity that provides homeless people with rescue dogs to love and care for. But one by one, the homeless recipients are being murdered and their dogs stolen. Could an overly competitive millionaire with his prize-winning pooches and a grudge be behind the crimes? Or could it be someone much closer to Joseph who has something sinister to hide? Cindy and Jeremiah must rush to find a killer before he strikes again.


Always the Baker, Never the Bride
Author: Sandra D. Bricker
Genre: Religious - Spiritial - Contemporary Fiction

** Previously offered on January 7, 2011 **
DESCRIPTION: Thirty-six-year-old Emma Rae Travis has been baking specialty cakes and melt-in-your-mouth pastries at The Backstreet Bakery in historic Roswell, just outside of Atlanta, for the last six years. But here's the rub about her job as a baker ... Emma is diabetic. When she tastes her creations, it can only be in the most minute portions. Emma is considered an artisan for the stunning crème brulee wedding cake that won her the Passionate Palette Award last year, but she's never even had one full slice of it.When Jackson Drake hears about this local baker who has won a prestigious award for her wedding cake artistry, he tells his assistant to be sure and include her in the pastry tastings scheduled at his new wedding destination hotel the following week. And for Jackson, that particular day has started out badly with two workmen trapped in a broken elevator and a delivery of several dozen 300-thread-count bed linens in the wrong size abandoned in the lobby. But when the arrogant baker he met a week prior in Roswell stumbles into the dining room with a platter of pastries and a bucketful of orders, he knows for certain: It's going to be a really rotten day. Can these two ill-suited players master the high-wire act and make a go of their new business venture? Or will they take each other crashing downward, without a net? And will the surprise wedding at The Tanglewood be theirs?

*** [Second batch added "Late Evening" Wed., Aug 31 and placed here]

Author: Heather Huffman
Genre: Romance - Suspense

DESCRIPTION: Jessie Jones is living the life--except for the fact that she earns it by working the streets. She's been under pimp Spence's thumb for fourteen years, and she isn't looking to change it. That is, until undercover cop Gabe walks into her life and offers her something she's never had before: a love, a future, a home. But even if Jessie could walk away from Spence, there are darker forces of evil who want her to stay put, or worse, dead. In this romantic suspense, author Heather Huffman delivers an adventure from the vibrant streets of St. Louis to the caves of the Ozarks as Jessie discovers whether she can love another, whether she can love herself, and whether any of it is enough.

  MORE... ( 6 more books: Click just below on "MORE")

The Getaway
Author: Sonya Bateman
Genre: Short Stories - Urban Fantasy

DESCRIPTION: A novella connected to Sonya Bateman's urban fantasy djinn series that includes Master of None and Master and Apprentice. Getaway driver Jazz wasn't exactly thrilled when the thief Gavyn Donatti, her ex-partner -- and the unwitting father of her son -- waltzed back into her life, and then dragged her into the middle of a magical war between a bunch of ancient genies, who'd been hiding among humans for centuries. And as if that wasn't enough, it turned out these djinn didn't choose Donatti for his charm... he's related to them, and has a little magic of his own. Now that they've vanquished their enemies and Jazz has more or less accepted Donatti into her life, he's talked her into taking a weekend trip for her birthday. A "romantic" getaway in a rustic cabin. Unfortunately, Donatti's map-reading skills aren't up to par, and neither is his car -- because first they get lost, and then they wreck on some unnamed mountain road. When Jazz comes to, Donatti is MIA and she's been abducted by a smooth-talking stranger who is more than he appears. There's something magical, and dangerous, going on -- and for once, it's not Donatti's fault. Includes sample chapters from Master of None and Master and Apprentice.


The Vagrant's Tail (OtherWhere)
Author: Garry Grierson
Genre: Fantasy

DESCRIPTION: Arthur Meadows fell into a downward spiral and lost everything after the voices and visions started. His average day consisted of bumming money on the street, and trying to forget his tattered life. But not every person he meets is all that they seem, and a seemingly chance encounter leads to a very different end to the day. This is a Spin-off story from my Novelette 'The Crazies'


Bitten (Bitten Series)
Author: Merritt Gemus
Genre: Romance

DESCRIPTION: When Ally becomes a newly single woman, she is determined to meet the man of her dreams. Never truly expecting it to actually occur, she is amaze to find herself drawn to a dark, mysterious stranger leaning against the bar. He was utterly irresistible. Despite her friends' protests, she willingly follows him outside the bar and soon realizes that her world will never be the same again.


Flyover Country
Author: Daniel Kohler
Genre: Literary Fiction

DESCRIPTION: In 1962, three intersecting crimes-a patricide, a bank robbery, and a kidnapping-lead to tragedy, secret-sharing, redemption, and a May/September romance in Flyover Country.


The Djinn Garden
Author: Stephen Goldin
Genre: Action - Adventure

DESCRIPTION: In a world of Arabian Nights adventure, a band of heroes is on a quest to reunite the Crystal of Oromasd and save the world. One of their number, the beautiful young djinn named Cari, vanishes on a mysterious island in the Central Sea and the others must avoid being enslaved themselves and defeat a powerful invisible demon if they hope to rescue her. This story is an excerpt from Stephen Goldin's epic Parsina Saga.


The End of the World
Author: Alexander Lurikov
Genre: Fiction - Short Stories

DESCRIPTION: "I have a lovely view of the end of the world..." So begins Alexander Lurikov's new story, in which the past and present merge as memories become reality. Alexander Lurikov is the author of several other stories available for Kindle, including Demise, Grains of the Golden Sand, and A Continual Farewell. His first work of fiction, Diary of a Discontent, is available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions. '

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NEW:  June  July  Aug 2011
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What is 3G? and "WiFi"?       Battery Care
Highly-rated under $1,  Newest: $1-$2, $2-$3
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