Wednesday, September 7, 2011

11 Free Kindle Books (9/7 as of Evening) + Newly Discounted Books Found by Forumners + Amzn Deals


Wednesday, 9/7 (morning/afternoon/evening - 11 newly-free books)

This book is not contemporary but it's less known and many have appreciated it.
My Bondage and My Freedom, by Frederick Douglass, who writes vividly about his life as a slave.  13 customer reviews, 4.9 stars, $0.00 - 432 pages.
  (Another version, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is much shorter at 96 pages and, I think, is from Douglass' first version said to be more personal, less formal.  Amazon collected reviews from paper-bound, CD-ROM and Kindle editions for that one -- 153 customer reviews, 4.6 stars, $0.00 (2006 Kindle Edition)

  The second image is from a later (2010) Kindle edition of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, with apparently more photos (and therefore a larger-sized book file and definitely a linked Table of Contents but it costs $0.99.  
  Remember that you can just choose free samples of the books.

A Touch of Revenge
(A Nick Bracco Thriller), by Gary Ponzo, 24 customer reviews,, 4.8 stars, $0.99

Sequel to A Touch of Deceit

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.)
  Wednesday, 9/7
  The End of America, by Naomi Wolf, 227 customer reviews, 4.1 stars
    Daily Deal until the end of Wednesday, 9/7:
      Tuesday's Price: $9.99
      Wednesday's Discount: $7.20
      Wednesday's Daily Deal Price: $2.79 (72% off
"...lays out her case for saving American democracy"

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

  . 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-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 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.

Sept 7 - morning, 5 books, all in the Inspirational Fiction genre; Afternoon, 1 more book, this one from the 'Fatal series'... + some added info; Late evening - 5 more (total 11)

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:

From Ashes to Honor (First Responders)
Author: Loree Lough
Genre: Inspirational Fiction

DESCRIPTION: If he had only answered that last phone call from the World Trade Center . . .Minutes before two jumbo jets changed U.S. history, New York police officer Austin Finley ignored the call from his brother, who'd been bugging him for days. Trying to live with his one regret causes hatred and bitterness to consume Austin, and when counselor Mercy Samara recommends desk duty, Austin resigns. Haunted by her own memories of 9/11, Mercy takes a job as a school counselor in Baltimore. When Austin, now an EMT, responds to an emergency at Mercy's school, both are stunned and wary.Finally their common-and painful-memories turn suspicion into friendship, then romance.But hard questions linger: Can they truly move beyond their past harsh judgments and harsh words? Will their past finally bring them closer or-as the tenth anniversary of 9/11 draws near-drive them farther apart?


You Can't Do EVERYthing ... So Do SOMEthing: Small Ways to Change the World
Author: Shane Stanford
Genre: Inspirational Fiction

DESCRIPTION: Shane Stanford says: "On my office wall is a picture of a small child who lives in a remote village in sub-Saharan Africa. She is an orphan, having lost most of her family to the HIV/AIDS crisis. Each day, the little girl eats only half of her meager lunch. She takes the other half and puts it into her travel sack, so that she can take the leftovers to her dying aunt. The world might look at this child and assess that her little life has little to offer. But don't tell the child's aunt. Without this child's sacrifice and maturity, her aunt would have no food and would die. In spite of this child not being able to do much for her dying aunt, she does something, every day. The real need for our world is not that we do every part; it's that we just do our part. And working together to do that something God calls us to do--all of us working together--we will transform this world."

  MORE... ( 9 more books later : Click just below on "MORE")

When all Hail Breaks Loose
Author: Pat Day
Genre: Inspirational Fiction

DESCRIPTION: Storms can come suddenly, unexpectedly, and catastrophically. We are never the same after suffering the shock and after-shocks of such earth-shattering experiences. And it is during these times that we need the assurance that only our faith in God provides. When All Hail Breaks Loose offers practical, proven life strategies for not only surviving, but also thriving, in the midst of major life challenges. When we are going through a storm, we can't help but wonder: How does my faith help me when everything is falling apart? How does trusting God in prayer really make a difference? Where can I turn to receive the strength and direction that will help me hold my life together when everything is coming apart? Where is God in the midst of my suffering and pain? How can I make it through the long nights of fear, doubt, and uncertainty? How can I keep going when everything in me wants to quit? God provides the resources to weather life's storms: faith, prayer, friends and family, courage and fortitude, and the determination to persevere. It is reassuring to know the battle is not ours but God's.


Sweet Baklava * Previously Offered in March 2011 *
Author: Debby Mayne
Genre: Inspirational Fiction

DESCRIPTION: Romance novelist Mayne (Love Finds You in Treasure Island, Florida) reunites Paula Andrews, owner of a soap and candle business in Tarpon Springs, Fla., with her high school sweetheart, Nick Papadopoulos, now in the Air Force. Nick's romantic family pushes aggressively for a rematch when Nick is home on leave, plying Paula with lots of Greek food to keep her around. But Paula and Nick have some insecurities to work out, including fallout from Paula's parents' divorce. Attempts to build romantic tension get repetitive, as does the Papadopoulos family's scheming (though the recipes at the end look tasty). Minor characters have similarly slack development arcs as they come to see the errors of their ways. Mayne's Christian plot elements resemble powdered sugar, sprinkled over complications to resolve them, but readers who like their Christian fiction sweet and light will enjoy this confection.


A Time to Heal (Quilts of Lancaster County)
Author: Barbara Cameron
Genre: Inspirational Fiction

DESCRIPTION: Chris Matlock, a wounded and weary ex-soldier, just wants peace in his life, and he believes he's found it when he visits Matthew and Jenny Bontrager. He envies their happiness and simple life but doesn't believe that that life is meant for him.When he meets Matthew's sister, Hannah, a small spark of hope flares within him. Despite the clash of cultures between the former military man and the pacifist Amish woman, Chris and Hannah fall in love. Chris settles into life in the community, helping Matthew with the farm.Then the threats begin. At first, Chris plans to leave in order to protect Hannah. Then he discovers who his enemy is and realizes that he must stay and face his adversary, even if it means revealing a secret he hoped would remain buried forever.

*** EDIT TO ADD: 4:00 p.m. CST

Fatal Destiny
Author: Marie Force

DESCRIPTION: With the week of their wedding finally upon them, Washington, D.C., Police Lieutenant Sam Holland and her fiancé, Senator Nick Cappuano, are at odds. In the aftermath of a tragic loss, they struggle to reconnect as the big day draws near, but their work keeps pulling them apart. When a new clue into a cold case surfaces, Nick asks Sam not to take any foolish chances before the wedding and to leave it alone for the time being. Sam agrees, but she can't let it go entirely and winds up trapped in an explosive situation. Then an unwelcome visitor from her past threatens her future happiness. With trouble at every turn, will Sam survive long enough to walk down the aisle?

FYI: I'm including information about the "Fatal Series" in case you might be interested... '
  [Andrys here: It's the 4th book in the series.

    MamaSylvia added, re one of the free books above:
    "A Time to Heal is #2 in the Quilts of Lancaster County series.  Last time a #2 book was offered, it didn't stay free long, so anyone who grabbed the first book A Time to Love will probably want to grab this quick!"

*** [ EDITED TO ADD AT  7:11 p.m. PDT]

Legacy Universe: Wandering Man (A Short Story)
Author: Martin Perry
Genre: Adventure - Short Story

DESCRIPTION: On Colbray the puran/korakian corporate alliance of PurKore keeps the native people controlled and docile. However, when a colbrayan man seeks more than a full stomach and a warm bed he will discover PurKore's influence stretches well beyond the walls of their towering mining facilities. An intense and emotionally moving short story about one man's desires to see the universe, and the corporate control that seeks to stop him.


Pie (Sneak Peek)
Author: Sarah Weeks
Genre: Children's Fiction

DESCRIPTION: From the award-winning author of SO B. IT, a story about family, friendship, and...pie!


The Human Addict: A Dragon's Tale
Author: Scott William Carter
Genre: Science Fiction - Fantasy - Magic

DESCRIPTION: Dragons didn't need to eat but once every full moon, so gluttony was considered the worst of their crimes. The fascinating tale of one dragon's struggle with a rather unusual addiction.


Simply Southern
Author: Eric Wilder
Genre: Short Stories

DESCRIPTION: Eleven simply delicious southern short stories by Eric Wilder, author of the French Quarter murder mystery Big Easy.


Everybody vs The Ferret: 1
Author: Christian YoungMiller
Genre: Humor

DESCRIPTION: In Everybody vs The Ferret: 1, the boy fruitheads elicit the help of a internet obsessed talking ferret to get revenge on the girl fruitheads after then try to steal the boys' sources of bravado. The dreaded Michael Jackson device is enabled. Based on characters from the author's Everybody Masturbates book series, Everybody vs The Ferret is a satirical novelette series about how we deal with sex and life in the internet age. In every book, Billy, Jack and their pet ferret battle Candy, Tia and the girls in the cold war being waged over who will rule their school. Comparable to the animated TV show South Park. '

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