Saturday, October 1, 2011

October's 100 KindleDeals $1.99-$3.99, 12 Newly-Free Books, Discounted-book-alerts

Oct. 1:, Morning - 12 newly-free Kindle books

OCTOBER'S Kindle Deals, $1.99-$3.99

These are "hand-selected" by Amazon's Editors each month, and today's are the new ones for October.

Today's Kindle Daily Deal
That link will bring up a new book each night at midnight.

Today's is Robert Kroese's debut novel, Mercury Falls, 215 customer reviews, 4.4 stars
Friday's price: $7.99
Saturday's discount: $7.00
Saturday's Kindle Daily Deal Price: $0.99 (88% off)
"...owes much to Douglas Adams's Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy" -- Amazon editor
"Kroese’s hilarious romp has cult favorite written all over it." --Kristine Huntley, Booklist

Forum Alerts on Newly Discounted Books the last day or so:

 Some of the lower-priced ones + ones getting more votes there or on the book page):
'diva says :
... I started tracking this book since Feb. 2011 and it is dropping dramatically.
The Men Who Would Be King: An Almost Epic Tale of Moguls, Movies, and a Company Called DreamWorks was originally $15.95 and now at $7.52 ...

Megan L. Lavey says:
Lord and Lady Spy took another drop to 79 cents!
I just grabbed my copy, and it looks like a great book.

Rachel says:
Hurry Down Sunshine dropped from $9.99 to $1.99. (I got it at $9.99 a while ago, and it's an excellent book -- a memoir of a father dealing with his daughter's mental illness.)

Emily Bronte says:
Random House:
Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella for $1.99
This Fierce Splendor: A Loveswept Historical Romance by Iris Johansen for $1.99
Old Town by Lin Zhe for $2.99
Stalina by Emily Rubin for $2.99

Jane Doe says:
The Sisters Club. this seems cheap. I hope it has not been mentioned.

Miss Kitty in The City says:
Fly By Wire by Ward Larsen
Price Dropped to $2.99 (from $14.95

Baj says:
Through a Glass Darkly dropped all the way down to $2.99 from $11.99. '

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

TEMPORARILY-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:

Rain Song
* Previously Offered October 2010
Author: Alice J. Wisler
Genre: Religious - Spiritual

DESCRIPTION: In Wisler's likable debut, a young woman is offered a chance to find romance and make peace with her past. After her missionary mother dies under mysterious circumstances in Japan, young Nicole Michelin returns to North Carolina to live with her depressed father and loving grandmother. Now 31, and a middle school English teacher, Nicole bears the scars of a time she can't remember. She sleeps with her cloth kimono doll and nurses phobias ranging from anxiety about flying to a fear of commitment. But when she meets an intriguing man through a Web

  MORE... ( the rest of this and 11 more books: Click on "MORE" just below.)

site column, her yearning for love encourages her to risk getting to know him even though he lives in Japan. Wisler's cast of Southern women is lightly sketched but no less charming for this, and her development of the relationship between Nicole and her three-year-old autistic cousin strikes poignant notes throughout. Faith fiction fans will appreciate the strong faith of Nicole's influential grandmother, Ducee Dubois, who helps Nicole face her fears.


Call Me: Joker's Wild, Book 1
* Warning, this title contains the following: explicit language, use of sexual aids and graphic sex. *
Author: Lena Matthews
Genre: Fiction

DESCRIPTION: Anything can happen when jokers are wild. When Kayla Martin tries to revolutionize the sex toy industry she calls on the one person she's grown to count on more than anyone else, her best friend and downstairs neighbor, Dylan Thompson. When Kayla approaches him about being a test subject for her newest invention, an anal toy, Dylan is intrigued and aroused. That is until he finds out that The Walnut Wand is an anal toy for men.Kayla's sure that a prostate stimulator will be a hit, all she needs is a willing participant. Far from willing, Dylan flat out refuses, but that's not enough to deter Kayla. After their monthly poker game, Dylan and Kayla decide to make a risky bet. Kayla wants a test subject and Dylan wants the one thing's he's being craving for years. They'll risk it all on one hand, but anything can happen when jokers are wild. *This book has been previously published.*


Maid to Match
Author: Deeanne Gist
Genre: Religious - Spiritual - Contemporary Fiction

DESCRIPTION: Tillie Reese, a bright young woman hindered by the extreme poverty in the mountains of New York, gets the job of her dreams-a position as a housemaid in George Vanderbilt's Biltmore Estate. Surrounded by beauty and opulence, Tillie doesn't mind the physical demands of being a servant. Meanwhile, Mack Danver will do anything to save money so he can get his sister out of the school for orphans. His twin brother, Earl, is a footman for the Vanderbilts, and when Mrs. Vanderbilt sees Mack, she decides to make the handsome brothers a "matched set." Although well read, Mack is a mountain man at heart, and he hates being at the beck and call of the privileged upper class. However, the need to save his sister trumps his distaste. Then it's love at first sight for Mack and Tillie, but rules against the help dating each other make Tillie fight her attraction with all the strength she can muster. Gist's snapshot of the lives of late-nineteenth-century servants is rich in detail, and readers will root for Gist's characters as they face one difficult situation after another with courage and faith.


Lady in the Mist (The Midwives)
Author: Laurie Alice Eakes
Genre: Historical Fiction

DESCRIPTION: By virtue of her profession as a midwife, Tabitha Eckles is the keeper of many secrets: the names of fathers of illegitimate children, the level of love and harmony within many a marriage, and now the identity of a man who may have caused his wife's death. Dominick Cherrett is a man with his own secret to keep: namely, what he, a British nobleman, is doing on American soil working as a bondsman in the home of Mayor Kendall, a Southern gentleman with his eye on a higher office. By chance one morning before the dawn has broken, Tabitha and Dominick cross paths on a misty beachhead, leading them on a twisted path through kidnappings, death threats, public disgrace, and love? Can Tabitha trust Dominick? What might he be hiding? And can either of them find true love in a world that seems set against them?


When All My Dreams Come True (Colorado Runaway Series)
Author: Janelle Mowry
Genre: Religious - Spiritual

DESCRIPTION: Bobbie McIntyre dreams of running a ranch of her own. Raised without a mother and having spent most of her time around men, she knows more about wrangling than acting like a lady. The friendship of her new employer awakens a desire to learn more about presenting her feminine side, but ranch life keeps getting in the way. Ranch owner Jace Kincaid figures the Lord is testing his faith when a female wrangler shows up looking for work. Bobbie has an uncanny way of getting under his skin, though, and he's surprised when she finds a home next to his heart. But when his cattle begin to go missing and his wranglers are in danger from some low-down cattle thief, can Jace trust God, even if it may mean giving up on his dreams? An adventurous novel of faith, hope, and love in the Wild West.


Embers of Love (Striking a Match, Book 1)
Author: Tracie Peterson
Genre: Historical Fiction - Religious - Spiritual

DESCRIPTION: The logging industry in eastern Texas is booming, and Deborah Vandermark plans to assist her family's business now that she's completed college. Unexpectedly, her best friend, Lizzie Decker, accompanies her back home fleeing a wedding and groom she has no interest in. Deborah, the determined matchmaker, puts her sights on uniting her brother and dear friend in a true love match. Deborah soon meets Dr. Christopher Clayton, a much-needed addition to the town. As their lives intersect, Deborah realizes that she has a much greater interest in medicine and science than the bookkeeping she was trained in. But when typhoid begins to spread and Lizzie's jilted fiance returns, Deborah wonders if true love can overcome such obstacles for those dearest to her, and for herself.


Self-Empowerment through Self-Hypnosis: Harnessing the Enormous Potential of the Mind
Author: Carl Llewllyn Weschcke
Genre: Hypnotherapy

DESCRIPTION: Take charge of your life. Realize your full potential. Discover the limitless opportunities of self-hypnosis. Linking scientific techniques with practical application, this groundbreaking guide explores the true nature of the conscious and subconscious, and reveals how you can use them together to achieve any goal. Featuring true case studies of successful self-hypnosis, it presents clear scripts and easy-to-follow techniques-such as trance, meditation, and sleep-that you can use to immediately begin to transform into the empowered person you're meant to be.


Sold to the Highest Bidder
Author: Donna Alward
Genre: Romance

DESCRIPTION: All she wants is his name on the dotted line. He's got other ideas or Ella, marrying Devin had seemed like a good idea at the time. Friends since childhood and in love with him for as long as she could remember, marriage had been the next logical step. Then the real world called, and Ella's feet had itched to get out of Backwards Gulch, Colorado. Now, with a new opportunity on the East Coast beckoning, it's time to put her past behind her once and for all. When she sees Devin standing on a charity auction block, she decides it's the perfect opportunity to finally get his signature on the divorce papers he never signed. Devin's certain about one thing when he sees Ella for the first time in twelve years-she's not the girl he married. The way she left him still stings, and if she wants him to sign on the dotted line he's going to make her work for it...for the full forty-eight hours she paid for. When the old attraction flares between them, the years apart disappear and resolve melts faster than high-country snow in summer. But when Ella awakens with the same determination to get back to Denver, divorce papers in hand, she has a problem. Devin still hasn't signed them. *Warning: Bourbon shooters, shirtless cowboys, and a hot rendezvous or two. *


Horror at Halloween: Part One
* Pre-Order for October 03 **
Author: John Gordon
Genre: Horror

DESCRIPTION: OXRUN STATION HAS ALWAYS BEEN DIFFERENT. Nobody can really explain it. You just have to understand that bizarre things happen there. They just do. Weird things. The kind of things you don't even want to dream about in your worst nightmares. Trick-or-treat is crazy enough, with ghosts and goblins and witches and warlocks and all manner of other horrors roaming the streets. But in Oxrun Station, the masks aren't always made of rubber. In his new hometown, British teenager Sam Jones discovers that a legendary backwoods bogeyman has risen from the grave to seek revenge against those who put him there. The fabric of the cosmos is unravelling and dark and dangerous things are leaking across the borders. For five unsuspecting teenagers, their lives will never be the same again as they discover the hidden terrors lurking beneath the surface of their quiet town and experience the most horrifying Halloween of them all. This year in Oxrun Station, THE TRICK IS TO STAY ALIVE!


While We're Far Apart
Author: Lynn Austin
Genre: Religious - Spiritual

DESCRIPTION: In an unassuming apartment building in Brooklyn, New York, three lives intersect as the reality of war invades each aspect of their lives. Young Esther is heartbroken when her father decides to enlist in the army shortly after the death of her mother. Penny Goodrich has been in love with Eddie Shaffer for as long as she can remember; now that Eddie's wife is dead, Penny feels she has been given a second chance and offers to care for his children in the hope that he will finally notice her and marry her after the war. And elderly Mr. Mendel, the landlord, waits for the war to end to hear what has happened to his son trapped in war-torn Hungary. But during the long, endless wait for victory overseas, life on the home front will go from bad to worse. Yet these characters will find themselves growing and changing in ways they never expected and ultimately discovering truths about God's love, even when He is silent.

*** More free books ... Didn't want to start a new thread and couldn't add to my original post since only 10 books links per post. So, adding here for you.

Kill Alex Cross - Free Preview: The First 27 Chapters
Author: James Patterson
Genre: Suspense - Thriller
** Preview Only: First 27 Chapters"

DESCRIPTION: Detective Alex Cross is one of the first on the scene of the biggest case he's ever been part of. The President's son and daughter have been abducted from their school - an impossible crime, but somehow the kidnapper has done it. Alex does everything he can but is shunted to the fringes of the investigation. Someone powerful doesn't want Cross too close. A deadly contagion in the DC water supply threatens to cripple the capital, and Alex sees the looming shape of the most devastating attack the United States has ever experienced. He is already working flat-out on the abduction, and this massive assault pushes Cross completely over the edge. With each hour that passes, the chance of finding the children alive diminishes. In an emotional private meeting, the First Lady asks Alex to please save her kids. Even the highest security clearance doesn't get him any closer to the kidnapper - and Alex makes a desperate decision that goes against everything he believes. A full-throttle thriller with unstoppable action, unrestrained emotion, and relentless suspense, Kill Alex Cross is the most gripping Alex Cross novel James Patterson has ever written.


The Christmas Wedding - Free Preview: The First 23 Chapters
Author: James Patterson
Genre: Holiday Fiction
** Preview Only: First 24 Chapters"

DESCRIPTION: A heartwarming holiday story about the power of family and love.

The tree is decorated, the cookies are baked, and the packages are wrapped, but the biggest celebration this Christmas is Gaby Summerhill's wedding. Since her husband died three years ago, Gaby's four children have drifted apart, each consumed by the turbulence of their own lives. They haven't celebrated Christmas together since their father's death, but when Gaby announces that she's getting married,and that the groom will remain a secret until the wedding day, she may finally be able to bring them home for the holidays. But the wedding isn't Gaby's only surprise, she has one more gift for her children, and it could change all their lives forever. With deeply affecting characters and the emotional twists of a James Patterson thriller, The Christmas Wedding is a fresh look at family and the magic of the season. '

[These are from Joyce's free-books alerts Saturday morning in the forums, 10/1/11 - morning, 12 books
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