Friday, October 14, 2011

Free Kindle Books (Oct 14) - 3 + forum-alerts on just-discounted books+Amzn deals


Oct. 14: - 3 free books

Milking the Rhino: Dangerously Funny Lists, by Chris Rush, 1 customer review, 5 stars $0.00,

From the Product Descriptions:
"Chris Rush combines the stream-of-consciousness of a Lenny Bruce, a Monty-Pythonesque appreciation of the surreally absurd, and the mental energy of a Robin Williams." --New York Times  "I first saw Chris Rush thirty years ago, and he killed me. He has a bizarre, funny way of looking at things, and this book is proof of that." --Jay Leno

    Update: Readers have since lambasted the book as not funny.

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.)

Gone to Green, by Judy Christie, 44 customer reviews, 4.0 stars
    Daily Deal until the end of Friday 10/13:
      Friday's Price: $8.60
      Friday's Discount: $6.61
      Friday's Daily Deal Price: $1.99 (77% off)

"Lois Barker, a successful big-city journalist, never imagined ending up in the tiny town of Green, La. ... Refreshingly realistic religious fiction, this novel is unafraid to address the injustices of sexism, racism and corruption as well as the spiritual devastation that often accompanies the loss of loved ones." --Publishers Weekley

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' October
Free contemporary books: subsets
Filters out excerpts, chapters, previews
US:  by Last 30+ days  Oct 2011
   Publication Date   Late-listed
   Bestselling   High-ratings

UK:  by PubDate   Popular

LATEST DISCOUNTED Kindle books (some temporarily) -
  Forum-thread starter RandomizeME cautions, "This thread is [only] for discounts and price drops that readers find from publishers."  Another main finder is Emily Bronte.

  For 10/13-14

TEMPORARILY-Free Books:  Alerts from the Amazon Kindle forums - via the tireless "Happy Reader" Joyce, who is ever on the lookout on behalf of forum members.

  NOTE: The alerts are quoted from Joyce's collecting of mostly temporarily-free books.  They're *not* recommendations by anyone but are a popular, unfiltered daily set of forum release-alerts by Joyce, logged here for those who don't make it to the forums.  The eBooks can become no longer free within days, sometimes, within hours.  Thanks to Joyce for gathering and organizing them for us.

' Happy Reader "Joyce" says:

Death Wishing
Author: Laura Ellen Scott
Genre: Literary Fiction

DESCRIPTION: In post-Katrina New Orleans, dying wishes can cure cancer, eliminate cats, bring back Elvis (1968 vintage), and turn the clouds orange. Divorced and disgraced up north, Victor hopes to live a carefree, drunken existence in the French Quarter, making capes and corsets and lusting for the girl who lives across the street-until the hysteria surrounding "death wishing" changes his world in ways he never imagined.


Milking the Rhino: Dangerously Funny Lists
Author: Chris Rush
Genre: Humor

DESCRIPTION: Chris Rush promised that if I gave him a favorable blurb, he would agree to be placed in a secure, isolated neuropsychiatric facility, away from the rest of us. Here goes: 'Chris's book is crammed with good, big, sick belly laughs. Lists include:
* Seven Examples of Truth in Advertising You Will Never See
* Twenty-Five Really Lousy Jobs
* The Ten Worst Pickup Lines
* Ten Bizarre Hobbies
* Fourteen Novelty Items That Never Took Off
* Four Things You Shouldn't Do in Zero-Gravity Conditions
* Four UFO Incidents That Are Weirder Than Usual


Until Again: Prequel Novella to BLUE
Author: Lou Aronica
Genre: Cotemporary Fiction

DESCRIPTION: Reviewers have called Lou Aronica's novel BLUE "compelling," "beautifully written," "a story to remember and cherish," and "one of those books that everyone should find a moment to read." Readers have said it was "a great inspiration," "I've never been more moved or inspired," and "one of the best books I've read." Now comes this prequel novella, a short work that provides the essential story behind the story. UNTIL AGAIN tells of a decidedly real-world event: the final weekend in the breakup of a marriage. For Chris Astor, the divorce is not something he wants, primarily because of the distance it will put between his ten-year-old daughter Becky and himself. Juxtaposed against this is a critical event in Tamarisk, the bedtime-story fantasy world that Chris and Becky created when Becky was much younger. Miea, the university-age princess of Tamarisk fears that her world has become a terribly dangerous place...but she could not possibly have imagined where that danger will lead her and the people she loves. These parallel stories converge, in a most unusual way, in a tale of change and new tomorrows. A powerful revelation for those who have read BLUE, and an emotionally charged introduction to these deeply relatable characters for those who haven't, UNTIL AGAIN is a warm, engaging, and bittersweet work that promises to speak to your heart. '

[These are from Joyce's free-books alerts Friday in the forums, 10/14 - morning, 3 books

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