Interim post - Wednesday, Oct. 12
Update - I received word this morning (early!) that the blog folks at Amazon "identified the issue" with the A Kindle world blog not downloading for subscribers for 10/11 ... and their blog "technical team fixed the download problem" for the blog subscription before 8am this morning. That's amazing response time. And fixed my Kindle mgmt page too. Let me know if you have any problems after today. Thanks. [End of consolidated update]
Note that there were 37 newly-free Kindle books Tuesday, because of late-night releases.
LATEST DISCOUNTED Kindle books (some temporarily) - an ongoing forum thread:
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.
Included today are a few highly-rated or popular books at lower prices:
Alerts by Miss Kitty in the City (Canadian Kindler)
Phantom in the River by Foster Gary Wayne Price dropped to $2.99 (from $14.95)
On May 14, 1967, a US Navy F-4B Phantom II jet, flown by Ev Southwick and Jack Rollins, launched from the USS Kitty Hawk. Their F-4 was rendered disabled while flying a mission against the formidable air defenses of the Thanh Hoa Bridge in North Vietnam. They did not return to their carrier...
Decision at Sea : Five Naval Battles that Shaped American History by Craig L. Symonds Price dropped to $1.99 (from $12.95)
A distinguished specialist in naval history and the Civil War studies five decisive moments in American naval history
Shoeless Joe (RosettaBooks Into Film Series) by W.P. Kinsella Price dropped to $2.99 (from $6.99)
W. P. Kinsella plays with both myth and fantasy in his lyrical novel, which was adapted into the enormously popular movie, Field of Dreams...
Alert by Nascar Runner
Free-Range Knitter: The Yarn Harlot Writes Again $1.79
Alerts by Emily Bronte
The World According to Mr. Rogers by Fred Rogers for $2.99
Home by Julie Andrews for $2.99
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt::
The Power of Half by Hannah Salwen for $1.18
The Match by Mark Frost for $2.99
The Tender Bar by J.R. Moehringer for $2.99
Words That Work by Frank I. Luntz for $2.99
TEMPORARILY-Free Books: Alerts from the Amazon Kindle forums - via the tireless
NOTE: The alerts are quoted from Joyce's collecting of mostly temporarily-free books. They're
If, on this Home page listing (in orange), you see "MORE" books available,' Happy Reader "Joyce" says:
* CLICK at the bottom to get the REST of any long listing of free books *
848 (Dark Bites)
Author: Robert Ropars
Genre: Horror - Short Story
DESCRIPTION: "848" is part 4 of "Dark Bites: Four Tales of Horror" - In 1979 the worst blizzard in history dumped 19" of snow on Chicago. A canceled flight leads Marie to seek shelter in the city. As the city is buried, she is trapped with a sexual predator in a fight for her life-she doesn't stand a ghost of a chance.
Shattered Earth: an alternate history science fiction novel
Author: Cliff Ball
DESCRIPTION: Advanced humans, called Terrans, leave Earth when its threatened by a massive meteor. The remaining humans on Earth fall back into primitiveness. The advanced humans, and a group of aliens, the Ragnor, involve Earth in an interstellar war. Thousands of years later, the humans of Earth decide to do something about this. Interstellar politics will never be the same again once Earth is done with their revenge. These Terrans involve themselves throughout human history. Some play as King Arthur and Merlin. Another is a scientist, whose name is Galileo, and he gets into all sorts of trouble for challenging official orthodoxy about the sun, the Earth, and which one is revolving around the other. Then, we have Amelia Earhart, who has a very valid reason for disappearing.
MORE... ( 2 more books: Click on "MORE" just below)
DAWN OF THE MORNING (A CHRISTIAN NOVEL)
Author: Grace Livingston Hill
Genre: Religious Fiction
DESCRIPTION: It's about a young girl named Dawn who grows up without much love in her life, and spends most of her growing up away at a boarding school. When a man decides to marry her, she doesn't know what to think. She doesn't like the man very much, but she likes to think of having her own home to take care of. Without having much say in the matter, she is all set to be married to the man (his name is Harrington Winthrop). Harrington's evil schemes are unknown until just before the wedding. Harrington's loving brother decides to marry young Dawn... But Dawn doesn't know about the quickly-formed plan! She runs away after the marriage because of confusion and her mother-in-law's anger. She becomes a much-loved teacher in a small town. ...But Harrington is still after Dawn.
The Vengeful Vampire
Author: Marissa Farrar
Genre: Historical - Vampire - Short Story
DESCRIPTION: This SHORT STORY (approximately 4,000 words) is the prequel to the dark vampire-romance novel `Alone'. The first ten chapters of `Alone' have also been included for your enjoyment. It is the year 1898, the year of the Spanish-American War, and Sebastian Bandores is aboard a ship, returning home to Spain. After serving his country, he hopes to be reunited with his wife and young daughter after two years of separation. But someone else is waiting for Sebastian at the port, a vampire. As her obsession with Sebastian grows, so both his mortal life and that of his family is threatened.
Jenny Pox (The Paranormals, Book 1)
Author: J.L. Bryan
* Not recommended for readers under eighteen *
DESCRIPTION: Jenny's touch spreads a deadly supernatural plague. She can't control her power, so she devotes her life to avoiding contact with other people in her small Southern town. Her senior year of high school, she meets the one boy she can touch...but if she's going to be with him, Jenny must learn to use the "Jenny pox" inside her to survive his devious, manipulative girlfriend, who secretly wields the most dangerous power of all. '
[These are from Joyce's free-books alerts Wednesday in the forums, 10/12 - evening, 5 books
Wednesday's Kindle Deal of the Day (for the record, but moved down)
Click it to see what the daily deal book is, at any time.)
Kitchen Confidential, by Anthony Bourdain, 747 customer reviews, 4.2 stars
Daily Deal until the end of Wednesday 10/12:
Tuesday's Price: 6.63
Wednesday's Discount: $4.64
Wednesday's Daily Deal Price: $1.99 (89% off)
"CIA-trained Bourdain, currently the executive chef of the celebrated Les Halles, wrote two culinary mysteries before his first (and infamous) New Yorker essay launched this frank confessional about the lusty and larcenous real lives of cooks and restaurateurs...a Jack Kerouac of the kitchen." -- Sumi Han for Amazon.com
"Talking about why you probably shouldn't order fish on a Monday, why those who favor well-done get the scrapings from the bottom of the barrel, and why seafood frittata is not a wise brunch selection..." -- the author
"...Pulls no punches...Bourdain has a tender side...it elevates this book to more than blustery memoir." -- Publishers Weekly
"The first 253 pages of "Kitchen Confidential" would certainly give one pause before ever choosing to dine out again." -- customer review
"Massive egos, high stress, and horrific working conditions are par for the course ... a knee-slappingly funny account of what really goes on in kitchens, and anybody who wants to be a chef should be forced to read this book before attending cooking school. " -- customer review
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