Thursday, September 22, 2011

Free Kindle Books (9/21-22-pm) - 70 + Newly Discounted Books Found by Forumners + Amzn Deals - Update


Wednesday, 9/21: Morning - 20 newly-free books; Late night - 1 more
Thursday, 9/22: Morning - 47 newly-free books; Late Evening - 2 more (total 70)

Kindle Daily Deal (Often U.S. only, unfortunately)
(The Daily Deal link above changes at MIDNIGHT each day.
      Click it to see what the daily deal book is, at any time.)

Bismarck: A Life, by Jonathan Steinberg, 30 customer reviews, 3.3 stars
    Daily Deal until the end of Thursday 9/22:
      Wednesday's Price: $9.99
      Thursday's Discount: $8.50
      Thursday's Daily Deal Price: $1.49 (85% off)

"...a professor of modern European history at the University of Pennsylvania, brings a fresh perspective to the subject in a single volume" -- Booklist
"Steinberg's integration of psychological insights and Bismarck's political strategies yields a worthy biography. -- Gilbert Taylor

Amazon's own ongoing listing of LIMITED-TIME OFFERS - Promos
  Amazon sorts these by Bestsellers first.
  I've added a by Low-to-High pricing.
Games: 99c games thru' Sept 12
Editors' Picks: $1.99-$3.99   thru' September
Free contemporary books: subsets
Filters out excerpts, chapters, previews
US:  by Last 30+ days  Sept 2011
   Publication Date   Late-listed
   Bestselling   High-ratings

UK:  by PubDate   Popular

Other ongoing forum threads that might interest some

  . Discussion of geographic restrictions on digital purchases
  . Discount-alert books discussed on separate message thread (Newer)
  . What have been your favorite public domain books that are 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 [many, but especially Emily Bronte] find for books from publishers."

TEMPORARILY-Free Books:  Alerts from the Amazon Kindle forums - via the tireless "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 an unfiltered 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.

If, on this Home page listing (in orange), you see "MORE" books available,
* CLICK at the bottom to get the REST of any long listing of free books *

' Happy Reader "Joyce" says:

Trouble Down South and Other Stories
Author: Katrina Parker Williams
Genre: Fiction - Short Stories

DESCRIPTION: Enslavement, murder, abuse, illness: there's real trouble for the characters in Trouble Down South and Other Stories. The short stories take the reader on a journey to the past through a collection of interestingly crafted pieces of flawed humanness, social injustice, and redemption, and even humor. The short story collection of historical fiction chronicles events spanning more than 150 years and addresses a wide range of experiences from African-American perspectives. The stories are set in the South amid a changing landscape in which the characters are forced to wrestle with the social issues surrounding Native Americans, slavery, racism, Prohibition, World War I, the Korean War, Civil Rights, the Vietnam War, health, religion, mental illness, and education.


By Her Hand, She Draws You Down
Author: Douglas Smith
Genre: Fiction - Horror

DESCRIPTION: *** Now an independent film *** Cath, a beautiful young sidewalk artist, is driven by a mysterious hunger that feeds from the portraits she draws of her victims. Joe loves Cath still, but as Cath's hunger grows, so does Joe's fear--fear that one day she may draw him down. Note: includes an afterword by the author and excerpts from many of his other stories


Going Harvey in the Big House
Author: Douglas Smith
Genre: Science Fiction

DESCRIPTION: The Builders had made the House generations ago, to shelter the remnants of humanity from the poisons of the Outside. The Inners, the direct descendants of the Builders, now rule the House. The House protects the People, and the Inners protect the House. And Smoothers are the arms and legs of that protection. Big G is a Smoother, ensuring that the daily activities of the House are not interrupted by "Harveys," citizens who suffer violent mental breakdowns in the claustrophobic House. But when Big G discovers a strange photograph of blue and white swirls of nothingness during a Harvey call, it leads him to world within the world he thought he knew-and a world outside it as well. Note: includes an afterword by the author and excerpts from many of his other stories

  MORE... ( 65 more books: Click just below on "MORE")

The Zen Wheel of Life Mantra: A Song of Luminous Wisdom and Love
Author: Tai Sheridan
Genre: Spirituality - Religion - Buddism

DESCRIPTION: Zen Priest and Poet Tai Sheridan's Wheel of Life Mantra is a poetic expression of the Bhavacakra, an ancient mandala that presents the most significant wisdom teachings of Buddhism. It is used to contemplate the causes and conditions of suffering, and as a guide to non-dual wisdom, loving kindness, compassion, and equanimity. The Wheel is constructed of four concentric circles around a hub, each circle representing different areas of human experience and awareness. Beginning with the innermost circle and moving outward they represent dimensions of anguish, consequences, psychological experience, and the workings of consciousness. The wheel itself is an expression of the essential Buddhist teachings of no-self (nothing exists as a separate entity), impermanence (everything changes), and co-dependent origination (all phenomena arise simultaneously in reality in the present moment). The Wheel, like all Buddhist teachings, is an encouragement for finding the way to peace, love, and light.


Under the Scotch Broom
Author: Allison M. Dickson
Genre: Fiction - Short Stories - Horror

DESCRIPTION: It's business as usual for Dr. Victor Barnes, lead researcher at Whitacre Pharms, until a strange little boy named Elvis walks into his life. The kid strikes him as familiar, but the doctor's memory is fading fast, a side effect of the serum he tested on himself to become immortal. Dr. Barnes soon learns how much his desire to live forever has endangered billions, and that he must go to extreme measures to keep mankind from forgetting itself.


Out of Here
Author: Patty Jansen
Genre: Fantasy

DESCRIPTION: This collection contains fantasy and Science Fiction short stories that have all been published previously in venues like the Edge of Propinquity, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Byzarium, M-Brane SF, Realms, and many others.

Timpani the Ostrich Rancher (Flat Earth)
Autho: David Barron
Genre: Fantasy

DESCRIPTION: The thrilling tale of love, war, and the search for freedom in another Africa. Led by a gentlemen aviator and financed by his lover, the respectable citizens of the Kingdom of Kenya decide to take a preemptive approach to threats against the London Confederation by liberating Reichland Africa . Meanwhile, a lowly rose-quartz man fights his own, more personal, battle.


Vampire Morgue
Author: Maggie Jagger
Genre: Vampire

DESCRIPTION: I should never have made friends with an eternal being trying to kill himself in the freezer. It wasn't as if he could do it, he was only trying to make time go faster. My second mistake was playing vampire slayer on the beach with him. That's when I was doomed. He is keeping me alive in his vampire morgue, waiting for the rest of him to arrive and save me


Author: Colin Marks
Genre: Fiction - Short Stories

DESCRIPTION: This latest short story from British writer Colin Marks is a light comedy set in a British pub following the conversation between a group of friends, one of whom has discovered his wife may be having an extramarital affair.


Harmonics: Rise of the Magician (Harmonics Series Season One)
Author: Chris Snelgrove
Genre: Science Fiction - Fantasy - Magic

DESCRIPTION: They built what could not be constructed. A weapon lightyears ahead of its time. A weapon so superior it defied the known laws of physics. Seven years ago, they were on the verge of unleashing its power. Then...they lost it. Now they are on a desperate hunt to reclaim what they stole. Following the trail of unexplainable deaths, they frantically search for what may become their ultimate demise. But what if the project doesn't want to be reclaimed? Join their hunt wading through political power-plays, corporate corruption, domestic terrorism, and the greatest enigma of their time- the infamous assassin known only as: The Magician.


Judge of the Damned (Vampire Storm, Book 1)
Author: Nick S. Thomas
Genre: Horror - Occult

DESCRIPTION: He was a priest by day and a guardian by night. His mission was to hunt the undead who broke the pact between Church and Vampire Lords. During a pursuit he destroys a killer vampire, a vampire wanted after embarking on a rampage of human slaughter. The Dark Lords retaliate, they want vengeance for one of their own and embark on a bloody human massacre that leaves him fighting for his life. Nursed back to health, he discovers that the people he loves have been ruthlessly killed. Feared by both friend and enemy alike, he starts a ruthless quest to bring the murderers to justice. His justice. In those places where these is no law, he becomes the law. He is The Judge of the Damned.


The Ageless Wisdom Teaching
Author: Benjamin Creme
Genre: Spiritual

DESCRIPTION: An overview of humanity's spiritual legacy, this booklet serves as a concise and easy-to-understand introduction to the Ageless Wisdom Teaching. It explains the basic tenets of esotericism, including: source of the Teaching; the emergence of the World Teacher; rebirth and reincarnation; the Law of Cause and Effect; the Plan of evolution; origin of man; meditation and service; future changes. Also included is an esoteric glossary and a recommended reading list.


Kissing Kelli (A Texas Legacy Romantic Comedy #1)
Author: Kathy Carmichael
Genre: Humor - Romantic Comedy

DESCRIPTION: Rodeo champion and wealthy rancher, Bobby Gray Nelson, is used to women setting out to lasso him. But when he meets feisty Kelli Palmer, she refuses him on every count. He's always up for a challenge and is determined to woo this beautiful veterinarian who he thinks could be his soul mate. Kelli Palmer doesn't believe love is in the chute for her. She's devoted herself to the animals she cares for and the family she adores. So when her sister claims dibs on the handsome cowboy, Kelli reins in her attraction and tells him to skedaddle. Losing is not an option for this gorgeous cowboy. He comes up with a 5-step plan to place his brand on Kelli's heart. The problem is, he can't even make it to the first step. Never fear, though. He's got a Plan B. Can Kelli stand her ground -- even after his toe-curling kiss?


Delivered with Love
** Previously Offered: 4-7-11 **
Author:: Sherry Kyle
Genre: Spiritual - Religious

DESCRIPTION: An old love letter found in the glove compartment of a young woman's inherited '72 Volkswagen propels her to leave her life in Los Angeles and go to the small town of Capitola, California. There her dream of finding the writer of the letter leads her on an unexpected journey that changes her life forever.


The Glory of Green (The Green Series)
Author: Judy Christie
Genre: Spiritual - Religious

DESCRIPTION: With wedding plans well underway, Lois Barker plots to gracefully get rid of her groom's catfish collection-stuffed, ceramic, woven. Her husband-to-be, Chris, on the other hand, has decided to get rid of something else: his homestead, which he gives to a needy Mexican family at church.Life is full of possibilities, and the community of Green is tickled pink that their newspaper owner is settling down with one of their own.However, the beloved small-town journalist is about to be blown away-by tragedy and by the grace that enfolds her in her third year in Green, Louisiana.


Hurry Less, Worry Less: 10 Strategies For Living The Life You Long For
Author: Judy Pace Christie
Genre: Spiritual - Self-Help - Stress Management

DESCRIPTION: Live a More Meaningful and Joyful Life Hectic. Rushed. Noisy. Exhausted. We live in a world where we know these words all too well. Is it even possible to live at a slower pace? Judy Christie assures us that, with God's help, it is possible to learn to live with less hurry and worry, to recover the joy of living. Hurry Less, Worry Less offers practical ideas and strategies to help you begin your own path toward change. Crucial steps include: Determining what your ideal life would look like Creating a new road map for your life Letting go of your worries and trusting in God Cutting down on the "noise" in your life and listening for guidance Discovering God's will for your life Making a commitment to persist in your journey


The Manicurist
Author: Phyllis Schieber
Genre: Fiction - Occult

DESCRIPTION: Tessa and Walter have, by all appearances, the perfect marriage. And they seem to be ideal parents for their somewhat rebellious teenage daughter, Regina. Without warning, however, their comfortable lives are thrown into turmoil when a disturbing customer comes into the salon where Tessa works as a manicurist. Suddenly, Tessa's world is turned upside down as revelations come to light about the mother she thought had abandoned her in childhood and the second sight that she so guardedly seeks to keep from others.


No Turning Back (Descendants of Ancients)
Author: Sharon T. Rose
Genre: Action - Adventure

DESCRIPTION: Untold ages ago, two races were at war. The battles raged unchecked, driving them across the universe. Eventually, they reached equilibrium; neither side could gain over the other. When they came across a poor, stone-aged planet that would eventually be called Alluvia, one side chose to alter the terms of the war. The human inhabitants of Alluvia little dreamed of events beyond their skies until the day some of their own were taken by those whom they would call "Sukkers," turning the once-ordinary men, women, and children into Drones, pawns used in the great war. The ravages caused by Drones seemed to decide the outcome of the war until the other side also took some of the humans. The small group chosen by those known only as the Ancients were not made mindless. Genetically altered with the DNA of the Ancients, they became "super-humans", endowed with incredible abilities and able to hold back the Drone armies of the Sukkers. The Ancients disappeared long ago, and the Sukkers still claim hosts at will. Alluvia has grown since that long-ago time, with countries, cultures, religions, and wars of its own. Their own technology rises, looking to rival and supplant that left by the Ancients to their Descendants. And The War still rages. No one remembers why the Ancients fought; no one really cares. Alluvia did not start it, but it is left to them, to the Descendants of the Ancients, to finish it somehow.


Travelling light
Author: Vickie Johnstone
Genre: Poetry

DESCRIPTION: A handful of poems about people wandering the world with their dreams, searching for something.


Gods and Kings: Chronicles of the Kings #1
Author: Lynn Austin
Genre: Religious - Spiritual

DESCRIPTION: Gods and Kings is the story of King Hezekiah, heir to the throne of King David. When his evil father plots to sacrifice him, Hezekiah's mother, Abijah, searches frantically for a way to save him. But only two men can help her, and neither of them seems trustworthy. In a time and place engulfed by violence, treachery, and infidelity to Yahweh, Abijah and her son must discover the one true Source of strength if they are to save themselves and their country. Book 1 of Chronicles of the Kings.

*** [Late Night - Wednesday, Sept. 21]

THE WITCH'S LADDER (Detective Marcella Witch's Series)
** Previously Offered in July 2011 **
Author: Dana Donovan

DESCRIPTION: A group of talented individuals proficient in the psychic academia of clairvoyance, mental telepathy and bilocation work together to understand life's most unusual secrets. But secrets among psychics are hard to keep, and the members of this group soon realize that even their abilities of mind over matter can't protect them from the blade of the Surgeon Stalker.

*** [ Thursday, Sept. 22]

Pretense for Murder
Author: Karen L. Abrahamson

The Rich Man
Author: Miroslav Halas

Lux 1.1 Seeds
Author: Jalex Hansen

Sunda Cloud (K-Cycle Series)
Author: Kat Duncan

Meet the Madfeet (Fiction Friday)
Author: Michael Jasper

Pencils Make Good Darts
Author: Dan Balman

Left Behind
Author: Dave Freer

#baphomet: a short story
Author: Marcin Wrona

Natural Order (Fiction Friday)
Author: Michael Jasper

Where is Paradise?
Author: Aliya Anjum

The Elements of Love
Author: Stuart Wakefield

The Ultimate Real Estate Investing Blueprint: How to Quit Your Job in 19 Weeks or Less
Author: Sean Terry

The Last Hero
Author: Ben S. Dobson

And On The Eighth Day
Author: German Alcala

Author: J.M. Tresaugue

The Necessity of Man
Author: Tarrin P. Lupo

Wrapped in a Rainbow
Author: Delyse Rodrigues-Trink

The Written (Emaneska Series)
Author: Ben Galley

Skidmark and Mudbeam (Fiction Friday)
Author: Michael Jasper

Just Play the Game
Author: Amber D. Sistla

The Shakespeare Manuscript
Author: Stewart Buettner

Dead Men Don't Cry: A Short Story
Author: Nancy Fulda

The Moral Values of the Qur'an
Author: Harun Yahya

Smoking Some Crack With Whitney Houston
Author: German Alcala

Favored Son: A Short Novelette
Author: Joshua Scribner

Romancing Snow White: A Prince Charmaine Story
Author: Karen Kiefer

Order of 5ive: Season 1 Episode 0
Author: 711 Press

The Wall
Author: Kanmi Iyanda

The Prisoner's Hat
Author: Steve Thomas

Smite Me, Oh Dark One
Author: Steve Thomas

Author: Mark Graham

Marcus In Iraq
Author: Sonia Rumzi

Miracle, Texas
Author: DeAnna Knippling

Awkward Memoirs From Little India
Author: Romi Moondi

Prime Pickings (An Eater Short)
Author: Richard Raley

One Step Closer
Author: Iain Rowan

Ghost Plane and Other Disturbing Tales
Author: Suzanne Tyrpak

Lighthorse Magic and Other Stories
Author: Lindsay Edmunds

Cage Life
Author: Karin Cox

Bi-Quinary Rescue
Author: Gerald Weinberg

*** { Late Evening, Thurs. Sept. 22 (posted 9/23 a.m.) ]

Gaze Of Intent
Author: Brin Castle
Genre: Fiction - Horror - Occult

DESCRIPTION: This is a short story. Padraig Donaghue, half-leprechaun, half-elven son of the King of Leprechauns, needs a wish granted-to save the woman he loves from dying of cancer. But the only way to gain a wish is to find a pot of gold and take a piece of it before the sun touches it and turns it into coal. He may be a leprechaun by birth, but he's allergic to drink, can't save a nickel, and has never owned a pot of gold (much less found the end of a rainbow). Trading favors with the Morrigan, Padraig has to steal a piece of gold from his own father's stash-and if he's caught-he'll spend the rest of eternity buried alive beneath the earth and his fiancee would die believing he'd abandoned her.


Restoring Hope (Native American Romance Series Book 1)
Author: Ruth Ann Nordin
Genre: Fiction - Western

DESCRIPTION: Fleeing from a marriage she didn't want, Woape is caught by a Sioux Indian who abuses her. One night, she manages to escape and nearly loses her life when Gary Milton shows up and rescues her. Not knowing where else to go, she follows him home. In their time together, she falls in love with him and is determined that he will be her husband. But the Sioux Indian is not far behind, and he's going to claim her as his, even if he has to kill Gary to get her. '

[These are from Joyce's free-books alerts Sunday morning in the forums,
9/21/11 - morning, 20 books;  9/21/11 - late evening, 1 book;  9/22/11 - morning, 47 books;  late evening, 2 more (total 70)
  Kindle library news took over most of Wednesday.

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