Friday, September 16, 2011

5 Free Kindle Books (9/16) + Newly Discounted Books Found by Forumners + Amzn Deals - Update


Friday, 9/16: Through the day 4 newly-free books and then late night, 1 more (total 5)

Sentence of Marriage (Promises to Keep), by Shayne Parkinson, 38 customer reviews, 4.3 stars, $0.00

This is the first book in the three-volume "Promises to Keep" and takes place in 19th Century New Zealand.
"The story was captivating, the characters real, the dialogue crisp..." -- AmericanEditor

SQUARE ONE - A Western Music Theory Primer
, by Andy Kossowsky, 6 customer reviews, 4.8 stars, $0.99

This is a very small primer that might be of interest to a budding musician in the home (of any age).  It's "a short introduction to the vocabulary and concepts of music theory.

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.)

  Friday, 9/16
  A Thousand Tomorrows , by Karen Kingsbury, 51 customer reviews, 4.4 stars

    Daily Deal until the end of Friday 9/16:
      Thursday's Price: $6.99
      Friday's Discount: $5.00
      Friday's Daily Deal Price: $1.99 (72% off)

The first book in the Cody Gunner series by best-selling author Karen Kingsbury.
About "two young rodeo stars and their experiences with Down syndrome and cystic fibrosis," it's listed under Genres like Psychological Thrilles while not mentioning 'inspirational fiction.' In any case, I am late with this daily and this book is #1 in all three genres selected by the author.

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:

Deadly Sanctuary (Kendall O'Dell Mystery series)
*** Previously Offered December 28, 2010 ***
Author: Sylvia Nobel
Genre: Fiction - Mystery

DESCRIPTION: Beautiful, strong-willed reporter, Kendall O'Dell, is drawn into an evil web of conspiracy beyond anything she could have ever imagined when she accepts a position at a small newspaper in isolated Castle Valley, Arizona. Her assignment: Find out why her predecessor mysteriously vanished while working on a story concerning the unsolved deaths of two teenage girls. Why is the sheriff so hostile to her inquiries? Why is the woman operating the local shelter for homeless girls so secretive? And how is attractive rancher Bradley Talverson involved? When the body of a third girl is discovered in the desert not far from a private mental institution, Kendall's life hangs in the balance as she strives to uncover the horrifying secret.

*** EDIT TO ADD: Kristan Hoffman posted below about the following "limited time offer" book that she found. And I'm going to add to my original post so that any of you that might be interested can "one-click". Don't want you to miss. I did grab this one because I thought it would be a good read. Be sure go give Kristan a little thanks for adding to our freebies for today. "Thanks Kristan"

Bright Young Things with Bonus Material
Author: Anna Godbersen
Genre: Young Adult - Historical Fiction

Description: 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.

  MORE... ( 2 more books: Click just below on "MORE")

Acupressure Guide For Relieving Hangovers
Author: Mobi
Genre: Reference

DESCRIPTION: A hangover is the sum of unpleasant physical effects following heavy consumption of alcohol or the use of other drugs. The most common reported characteristics of a hangover are feelings of extreme thirst (dehydration), feelings of being more tired than usual, nausea and headaches. A good hangover cure should replace essential nutrients lost by the body while counteracting the influence of residual poisons: drink a large amount of water, preferably sports drink such as Powerade or Gatorade, eat mineral-rich foods, like pickles or canned fish. Acupressure is an effective way to relieve painful sensation associated with hangover. Sit comfortably or lie down, close your eyes and breath deeply when massaging the active points. Product Features: Practical and fully illustrated. Step-by-step guide to treatment of every condition. Every step explains point location, direction of force, and duration of massage. No previous experience necessary. It is not necessary to massage active points on your own, you can ask somebody else to massage points for you. Total treatment duration for most conditions is 10 to 15 minutes.


Macbeth (mobi)
Author: William Shakespeare
Genre: Fiction Classic

DESCRIPTION: This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features the table of contents linked to every act and scene. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other Mobile Devices with a small display. Macbeth is among the best-known of William Shakespeare's plays, and is his shortest tragedy, believed to have been written between 1603 and 1606. It is frequently performed at both amateur and professional levels, and has been adapted for opera, film, books, stage and screen.

* Late Night Free Books, Friday, September 16 9:31 PM PDT

The Son of Man
Author: Charles W. Johnson
Genre: Fiction - Family Saga - Religious Mythology

DESCRIPTION: Imagine they set out to clone the Son of God... Imagine they succeed ... Excerpt ... "We haven't had a chance to talk much about what it will be like to be the parents of such a...unique child." The bride pulled her eyes away from the groom and looked up at the priest. "I thought the Vinces wanted the baby raised in as normal an environment as possible." The priest smiled. "Yes, that is true, and for that reason you must never tell anyone who the child really is." The bride glanced at the groom and back at the priest. "They covered that when I was being interviewed, but I never really understood why." The priest stood, walked around his desk and sat on the corner. "Ok-a hypothetical situation-we go right to the media and tell them about the baby... or say, you tell your neighbors, parents, friends, that your little boy is the clone of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. First of all, they're gonna' think you're crazy, or maybe they just might believe you. Imagine how they would then react to the child. "Think of it this way," the priest continued, rearranging himself on the corner of his desk, "there are roughly around-oh, let's see-six and a half billion people in the world today. About a billion of those people are gonna' believe your little boy is God's own clone, and some of those folks can be pretty radical. There will be the crazy fringe bunch: those who will look upon the child as an abomination, or maybe a threat to their particular belief system. What I'm telling you now is not hypothetical. We know for a fact these people exist."
"But, what about the baby?" the bride said. "How can we expect a little child to keep such a secret?" "Easy, we don't tell him." '

[The first 4 are from Joyce's free-books alerts Friday morning and afternoon in the forums, 9/16/11, and one more was added late night.]

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