Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Free Kindle Books (9/28) - 4 + Newly Discounted Books Found by Forumners + Amzn Deals

Sept. 28: Morning - 4 newly-free Kindle books (afternoon)

, by Jared Southwick, 37 customer reviews, 4.8 stars, $0.00

Sounds like a fantasy/horror-thriller, although it's not listed that way.  Readers seem to really enjoy it

The Symphony of Leif, by Paul Y. Csige, 13 customer reviews,, 4.9 stars, $0.99

"The Symphony of Leif" is a fictional novel but is loosely based on a year I spent at a Scientology boarding school when I was a young boy."
"Catcher in the Rye' meets 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' in contemporary times." -- Kathleen Istudor, Screenwriter

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.)

Farewell, by Eric Raynaud (Author), Sergei Kostin (Author), Richard V. Allen (Foreword), Catherin Cauvin-Higgins (Translator),
18 customer reviews, 4.2 stars
    Daily Deal until the end of Wednesday 9/28:
      Tuesday's Price: $7.99
      Wednesday's Discount: $7.00
      Wednesday's Daily Deal Price: $0.99 (88% off)

The story of "Vladamir Ippolitovitch Vetrov, a promising technical student," who joined the KGB to work as a spy.  ...after some "murky incidents," he was given a desk job as an analyst and turned to alcohol.  "...needing redemption, he offers his services to the (French) DST.  Thus, Agent Farewell is born.  He uses his post within the KGB to steal and photocopy files of the USSR's plans for the West..." This book was written after the release of the film L'Affaire Farewell, starring Willem Dafoe.
  "...Kostin and Raynaud provide groundbreaking insight into the man whose life helped hasten the fall of the Soviet Regime."
  An interview with Sergei Kostin is at the product page and includes many interesting photographs of secret agent Vetrov.

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 many readers, especially Emily Bronte], find from publishers."
  Sept. 27-28

Other current forum threads that might interest some
Public Library Lending questions at the forums, and Lendle's Kindle borrowing
  . How many e-books does your public library have?
  . Public librarians: what has been your Kindle/Overdrive experience?
  . Changes to lendle (This is Kindle owner-to-Kindle owner lending.)
      The changes include incentives for offering loaners.

Ongoing popular discussions
  . 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

Newly 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 are quoted as they appear in Joyce's collecting of mostly temporarily-free books.  They're *not* recommendations by anyone but are a very popular, unfiltered daily set of release-alerts by Joyce.  The eBooks can become no longer free within days, sometimes, within hours.  Thanks to Joyce for gathering and organizing them 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:

Dead Reckoning
Author: Ronie Kendig
Genre: Romance - Suspense - Action - Adventure - Military

*If this book was previously offered, I'm sorry that I wasn't able to find that information. But, I'm sure there are some Kindlers that might have missed or newbies that would like to "one-click. *

DESCRIPTION: Dead Reckoning is the story of a young woman anxious to abandon the crushing effects of her father's espionage career only to find herself tangled in the very web of mystery and intrigue that consumed his life. Underwater archeologist Shiloh Blake is consumed with passion for the water and inflamed at the injustices of life, blaming her secret agent father for her mother's death. When her first large-scale dig traps her ...

  MORE... ( The rest of this plus 3 more book listings follow:
  Click on "MORE" just below.)

in the middle of an international nuclear arms clash, she flees for her life and is followed by an unknown man. Who is he? How is he always one step ahead? Reece Jaxon is a former Navy SEAL, who now serves his country as a spy. His mission is threatened by the beguiling Shiloh Blake as he hunts down the sources to a nuclear dead drop in the Arabian Sea. The only way to end this nightmare and prevent a nuclear meltdown is for Shiloh to join forces with Reece. Will Shiloh violate her vow to never become a spy like her father? Will she reconcile with her father? Will her trust issues destroy her chance for love? And will she allow God to help her through this ordeal?


Highland Blessings
Author: Jennifer Hudson Taylor
Genre: Religious - Spiritual

DESCRIPTION: Highland Blessings is the story of a highland warrior who kidnaps the daughter of his greatest enemy and clan chief to honor a promise he made to his dying father. Bryce MacPhearson, a highland warrior, kidnaps Akira MacKenzie on her wedding day to honor a promise he made to his dying father. While Akira's strength in the Lord becomes a witness to Bryce, she struggles to overcome her anger and resentment when he forces her to wed him, hoping to end a half-century-old feud between their clans. While Akira begins to forgive, and Bryce learns to trust, a series of murders leaves a trail of unanswered questions, confusion, and a legacy of hate that once again rises between their families. Clearly, a traitor is in their midst. Now the one man Akira loves no longer trusts her, and her own life is in danger. Can Bryce look beyond his pain and seek the truth? Will Akira discover the threat against her before it's too late? How will God turn a simple promise into bountiful Highland blessings?


* Previous Offer - August 31, 2011
This is a second book in a series, but can be read stand alone
I Shall Not Want : Psalm 23 Mysteries Book Two (The Psalm 23 Mysteries)
Author: Debbie Viguie
Genre: Fiction - Mystery - Religious

DESCRIPTION: Presbyterian church secretary Cindy Preston and rabbi Jeremiah Silverman, introduced in The Lord Is My Shepherd (2010), team up again to solve another murder. This time the deceased is the personal assistant to Joseph Tyler, a wealthy member of Cindy's church who's launching a new program to pair up homeless people with rescue dogs. Cindy and Jeremiah are trying to stay out of the way of the investigation of the assistant's murder-their last amateur-sleuthing foray landed them in the sights of a serial killer-but when homeless people begin getting killed and their dogs stolen, keeping out of it is no longer an option. Cindy and Jeremiah are two extremely likable protagonists, and the story is elaborate enough to keep readers interested but not so convoluted as to weigh the novel down. Though this is no cozy, the author does have a light touch-the danger to our heroes is real, but we're never in any doubt that they'll scrape through.


The Last Drop
Author: L. Sprague de Camp
Genre: Pulp Fiction

* If this book was a previous offer, I'm sorry. But, I was unable to find this information. Posting for those Kindlers that might have missed and for newbies that might want to "one-click."

DESCRIPTION: A humorous tale about a New York bartender who receives mysteriously special potions from Borneo which can make people grow or shrink depending on which one they drink. When our hero uses the potion to deal with some unfriendly mobsters, the results are comic and riotously unpredictable-including an unexpected run-in with a dogfish. '

[These are from Joyce's free-books alerts Wednesday in the forums -
9/28/11 - afternoon, 4 books

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.

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

Kindle 3's   (UK: Kindle 3's)   K3 Special ($114)   K3-3G Special ($139)   DX Graphite

Check often: Temporarily-free late-listed non-classics or recently published ones
  Guide to finding Free Kindle books and Sources.  Top 100 free bestsellers.  Liked-books under $1
UK-Only: recently published non-classics, bestsellers, or £5 Max ones
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  1. A slight correction: "Farewell" is not a Kurt Wallender Mystery (Henning Mankell's popular crime fiction series).

  2. Many thanks, Tom.
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