Thursday, October 13, 2011

Free Kindle Books (Oct 13) - 9 + forum-alerts on just-discounted books+Kindle discussions +Amazon deals - Updated


Oct. 13: - 9 free books

Harriet Tubman - The Moses of her People [Illustrated], by Sarah H. Bradford, forewords by Oliver Johnson and Professor Hopkins, 9 customer reviews, 4.3 stars $0.00,

From the Product Descriptions:
"Harriet Tubman was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the U.S. Civil War.  After escaping from captivity, she made thirteen missions to rescue over seventy slaves using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad."

Sarah Bradford, historian and biographer, "is the bestselling author of several biographies, including Disraeli, selected as a New York Times Notable Book of the year; George VI; Princess Grace; and The New York Times bestseller Elizabeth."

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.)

October Fest, by Jenny Gardiner, 28 customer reviews, 4.4 stars
    Daily Deal until the end of Thursday 10/13:
      Wednesday's Price: $9.99
      Thursday's Discount: $8.00
      Thursday's Daily Deal Price: $1.99 (80% off)

" entertaining murder mystery with the most unlikely murder accomplice ever.  Her latest is loaded with humor, and many of the descriptions are downright poetic." -- Booklist  "The classic romance setup and her effective handling of eldercare issues enhance a clever plot"-- Library Journal  "funny, ribald and brimming with small-town eccentrics." -- Kirkus Reviews

Ongoing popular discussions
  . Personal docs now sendable to individual Kindles again
  . [WAS] Warning: Personal docs now sent to a Kindle will now go to all new Kindles
  . To Avoid Confusion, Please Use the Official Product Names in Forum" [entertaining] Newer
  . 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

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.

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 10/11-13

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.

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:

Tomorrow Is Today: A Tempest Series Bonus Short Story
Author: Julie Cross
Genre: Children's Fiction
* Pre-Order for December 6, 2011 *

DESCRIPTION: The year is 2009. Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy... he's in college, throws lots of parties, is interested in a girl he can't have, and oh yeah, he can travel back through time. But it's not like the movies - nothing changes in the present after his jumps, there's no space-time continuum issues or broken flux capacitors - it's just harmless fun.


Prevention Healthy Favorites: Chicken Recipes: 48 Easy and Delicious Meals!
Editors of Prevention Magazine
Genre: Chicken - Healthy Recipes

DESCRIPTION: Like good cooks everywhere, the editors of Prevention magazine love nothing more than sharing their favorite healthy and delicious dishes. That�s the whole idea behind the Prevention Healthy Favorites series of essential cookbooks, each one gathering 48 of the best Prevention-tested recipes that make it easy to enjoy wonderful homemade food fast. Chicken is versatile and tasty, making it the centerpiece of many family dinner. The challenge is making it flavorful and satisfying, not boring or packed with unhealthy ingredients. No home cook wants to hear Chicken again? At Prevention magazine, we do love rising to meet a challenge! So we focused this recipe collection on taking dinner from dull to delightful with fabulous flavor. You�ll find a delicious variety of tastes and textures, from Chicken and Portobello Mushroom Pasta Bake to Lime-Marinated

  MORE... ( the rest of this + 7 more books: Click on "MORE" just below)

Chicken with Salsa. You�ll even discover some lovely twists on old favorites, including versions of Oven-Fried Buttermilk Chicken and Chicken-Spinach Parmesan, that are incredibly satisfying and unbelievably healthy for you and your whole family. Whatever your favorite taste combinations, all of our recipes were created to nourish both body and spirit and to be as simple as possible to prepare.


Endeavor in Time
Author: Chris Hambleton

DESCRIPTION: Five years after the Challenger disaster, NASA launched their newest space shuttle, Endeavor, in a dramatic return to space. But several moments after lift-off, Endeavor exploded over the ocean, taking the lives of all its crew members, and killing the United States' space program. It's 2009, seventeen years after the Endeavor tragedy in 1992, and NASA has been made part of the Department of Defense. America's civilian space program has been permanently discontinued for over fifteen years. Daniel Marks, the Chief Programmer at a research facility in New Mexico, is working on a cutting-edge electromagnetic device. While developing the controller software for the device, an accident occurs and he suddenly finds himself back in his old life in 1992. With his unique knowledge of the future, what should he do with his new life? Should he use his knowledge simply for personal gain, or should he risk his freedom and future to stop a national disaster before it happens?


Lady Deception
Author: Rizzo Rosko

DESCRIPTION: She would do anything for the money. Though Elizabeth Holton is the daughter of a wealthy knight, she was raised in poverty after her mother ran away before she was born. `For your protection,' she would say, but Eliza's mother had to sell her body to cruel men to provide for her daughter. After her death, Eliza made up her mind to become the lady she believes herself to be. She arranged for the local lord's son to have an accident while out riding. But the men she hired were too severe. Instead of merely robbing Blaise Gray, they beat him and left him for dead.
Except fall in love. For saving his life, Eliza is brought to live in Blaise's castle where she fights her attraction to him, terrified of the pain she will feel should he discover it was her who nearly ended his life. Though Blaise cannot deny his heated lust for the beautiful peasant girl who saved his life, he also cannot halt his suspicion that she may have had something to do with his attack. It wouldn't have been the first time someone from the lower class attempted to use him, yet he finds himself falling in love with her anyway. But the confirmation that she had nearly killed him to become a lady could be his undoing.


Wish On The Moon
Author: Karen Rose Smith

DESCRIPTION: Laura Applegate Sanders' world is turned upside down when Mitch Riley appears on her doorstep with the news her estranged father is about to undergo heart bypass surgery. For the past few years, Mitch has been her father's partner in the jewelry business Laura once dreamed of sharing--until her father disowned her when she married Doug Sanders, an artist with no money and few prospects. Mitch loves and respects Laura's father as he never could his own. His dad was a drunkard and a gambler who died leaving his wife and two sons destitute when Mitch was fourteen. Knowing how much it would mean to Ray Applegate to see his daughter again, Mitch takes it upon himself to travel to Ohio to ask Laura to come home. To his surprise, he learns she is a widow with a four-year-old daughter, Mandy. Mitch is prepared to dislike Ray's rebellious daughter because of the pain she caused Ray. But when he meets her, her self-confidence and the love she feels for her daughter throw him for a loop. In self-defense he clings to the image of Laura that Ray has fostered, that of an irrepressible, spoiled rich girl. After getting to know Laura, Mitch finds her irresistible and their passion takes their relationship to a new level. But Mitch has been betrayed in the past. His lack of trust in Laura causes him to back away to the old life that has left him alone. Soul-searching leads him back to Ohio to admit to Laura his life won't be a happy one until she is in it permanently. A few days before Christmas he returns to Laura's doorstep to give her a ring he designed especially for her. Laura accepts his proposal, eager to find happily-ever-after with him.


Dark Horse (Jim Knighthorse Series #1)
Author: J.R. Rain

DESCRIPTION: When high school student Derrick Booker, the only black student at a posh Orange County high school, is accused of killing his white girlfriend, ex-college football hero and detective Jim Knighthorse is hired to dig a little deeper into the murder. It doesn't take long for Knighthorse to realize that not all is as it seems at tranquil Huntington High, from a band director who preys on the innocent to a vice-principal with a secret agenda of her own. Not to mention someone's hired a professional killer to keep Knighthorse permanently off the case. As the investigation continues, Knighthorse's personal life is shattered by the discovery of new evidence relating to his mother's unsolved murder, a murder dating back twenty years. Reeling from the discovery, a determined Jim Knighthorse sets out to bring two killers to justice.


Fenton: the Loneliest Vampire (Lost Realm)
Author: Kate Aaron

DESCRIPTION: Fenton was born in a remote village during a raging storm. Bad omens surround his birth. He grows up alone, understanding from an early age that he is not the same as the other children. He does not fit in. Then he meets Alec; another young man who doesn't belong. Hope, loss and banishment ensue as they try to carve a life for themselves in a world that forbids their love. But is love ever enough, or will Alec always want more? Kali understands. Kali knows that there is only one true desire in this world: the desire for blood. Kali offers Fenton something that he has been searching for his entire life: perfect companionship, and complete understanding. But can Kali really give Fenton what he needs, or is he just like all the others?


Gold Standard
Author: Kyell Gold

DESCRIPTION: Here are nine stories spanning Kyell Gold's career to date, including four Ursa Major Award-winning short stories and one story nominated for a WSFA Small Press Science Fiction award. Three of the stories originally appeared as stand-alone stories online and were later incorporated into the award-winning novels "Waterways" and "Out of Position." This collection serves as an excellent introduction to the many worlds he has explored in the last decade, and includes his popular online stories "Aquifers" and "In Between." Also present is Kyell's first published story, "The Prisoner's Release," whose characters subsequently filled three novels and two short story anthologies.


Blood on the Ice
Author: Ian Thomas Healy

DESCRIPTION: When a talented new player joins the perennially-losing sub-minor-league hockey team, the Fighting Aardvarks, it marks the beginning of a winning tradition. But things aren't as they seem, and players begin to change. First line center Hammie learns the truth: the Aardvarks are becoming vampires, and it's up to him to stop them before the infestation spreads beyond just the team. '

[These are from Joyce's free-books alerts Thursday in the forums, 10/13 - morning, 7 books; 10/13 - late evening, 2 more

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