Saturday, November 19, 2011

Free Kindle books (11/18-19) - 61 free + discounted-book forum alerts + Amazon promos


Nov. 18-19: - Friday and Saturday: 61 newly-free books + discounted ones as of Saturday morning.

Take Me Home from the Oscars, by Christine Schwab, 28 customer reviews, 5.0 stars, $0.99 (Link: )

Notice all 28 customer reviews were 5-star rated, so am highlighting this discounted one.

  “This beautiful book of hope will inspire all of those who live with adversity… the Oscar story will just break your heart but show you how far you can go if you have determination and a positive attitude.” -- – Bonnie Tiegel, Entertainment Tonight/The Insider
  “A delicious behind-the-scenes look at fashion and TV… and the vicious disease, the unrelenting pain, and the triumph that comes with finally deciding to wear it all like a badge of courage. Christine Schwab took lemons and turned them into haute couture. I like her style more than ever!” -- Adam Glassman, O, The Oprah Magazine

Today's Kindle Daily Deal (changes at midnight) is "Live and Let Die," by Ian Fleming, 63 customer reviews, 4.3 stars   (Link: )

  Friday's price: $9.99, Saturday's discount: $8.00
Saturday's Daily Deal Price: $1.99

Ian Fleming's second Bond novel

  MORE... ( The temporarily newly-free books and discounted-book forum-alerts are on the 2nd page now, to load the main page more quickly and so that those wanting to go through the details can do so by: clicking on "MORE" just below - 61 newly-free Kindle books today)

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 11/17-19

(Lower-priced ones below...)

Alert by CLB77
  Terry Spear's Legend of the White Wolf (Heart of the Wolf) is currently discounted to $1.99.
Alert by dharts
  "This one looks good, especially for those interested in WWII. Only $1.99."
  Spymistress, by William Stevenson
  “Every bit as fascinating and shot through with ambiguity as a spy novel.” ( )
  “In the real world of spies, Vera Atkins was the boss.” (Ian Fleming )
  “More intricate and exciting than the world of James Bond.” (Atlantic Monthly)
Alerts by Emily Bronte
  U.S. Army Ranger Handbook for $0.99
  The Green Berets by Robin Moore and Thomas Csrnko for $0.99
  FBI Handbook of Crime Scene Forensics for $0.99
  Take Me Home from the Oscars by Christine Schwab for $0.99
  The Well at the World's End by A. J. Mackinnon for $1.99
  How To Beat The Pro Football Pointspread by Bobby Smith for $1.99
  All I Can Handle: I'm No Mother Teresa by Kim Stagliano and Jenny McCarthy for $1.99
Alert by RandomizeME
  "FYI, amazon has matched the nook deal today Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation"

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 or can't make it to the forums.  The eBooks are often no longer free within days, sometimes, within hours.  Thanks to Joyce for gathering and organizing them for us.

' Happy Reader "Joyce" says:
[Friday morning, 5 books]

Before the Season Ends (A Regency Inspirational Romance)

Author: Linore Rose Burkard
Genre: Inspirational Romance

DESCRIPTION: Country girl Ariana Forsythe is sent to a wealthy aunt in London to head off an unsuitable match in this faith-based Regency romance. After being modishly outfitted by said aunt, Ariana is thrust into the London season, with all its attendant social conventions: status distinctions, formal etiquette and gossip, gossip, gossip (the Regency antecedent of dishing). Ariana meets her match in the disdainful paragon of society, Phillip Mornay, who quickly becomes her ally after an unexpected turn of social events threatens her good name. This period romance lacks sufficient romantic tension between the principals. The plotting is also uneven, with some complications (the matter of Arianas correspondence with her family, for example) not driving the plot forward, instead frittering narrative energy. But the author's command of period detail is impressive, evident in material details but also in dialogue. The theology is also period authentic. The novel even contains a glossary to help non-Regencyphiles get up to speed about the difference between ladies pelisses and spencers. Despite some technical problems, on the whole its a tasty confection.


Real-Life Discipleship: Building Churches That Make Disciples
Author: Jim Putman
Genre: Religious - Spiritual

DESCRIPTION: Real-Life Discipleship explains what should happen in the life of every Christian and in every small group so that the church becomes an army of believers dedicated to seeing the world saved. With the overriding goal to train disciples who know how to make more disciples, this book offers proven tools and strategies from Real Life Ministries, one of America's fastest-growing churches.
Discover what the Bible says about true and effective discipleship with these strategies and practices.


Capitol Reflections
Author: Jonathan Javitt
Genre: Mystery - Suspense

DESCRIPTION: Fans of The X-Files may enjoy this science-fiction thriller, the debut novel by Dr. Javitt, whose impressive government credentials aren't quite matched by the sophistication of his plot. Chair of President Bush's Health Subcommittee of the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee and an epidemiologist, Javitt imagines a recent past-2005-in which the threat of genetically modified food has become a reality. When Marci Newman, a workaholic New York City attorney, dies after a mysterious seizure, Newman's best friend, Gwen Maulder, who's a division chief with the Food and Drug Administration, investigates. Aided by her ex-Secret Service husband, Jack, and her former flame and current Washington Post columnist Mark Stern, Maulder finds that Newman's seizure may be part of an epidemic that may be connected with coffee-seller Pequod's, the new mega-company that has overtaken Starbuck's. The bad guys are led by Hawaiian senator Henry Broome, whose past includes several murders and the theft of some genetics research from his Princeton roommate. The writing and pacing are adequate, and Javitt throws in a nice twist at the end, but the action sequences tend to overwhelm the science.


EDIT TO ADD: 1:00 p.m. CST

Jigsaw Words Volume 2
Word Game

DESCRIPTION: Jigsaw Words Volume 2 is a word game that challenges you to combine groups of letters into words that match the clues given. This update to the popular Jigsaw Words gives you 100 new puzzles and each puzzle has 10 clues to solve. The puzzles are organized into 10 themed categories like A Journey Through the Decades and College 101, and you can use the theme to help you solve the clues. In each puzzle, you start with a set of 10 clues. You also have a set of randomly arranged puzzle pieces with letters on them. Your goal is to solve the clues in the puzzle by arranging the puzzle pieces so that the letters form the word that matches each clue. Start with the easiest clues first. As you use each puzzle piece, it is removed from play, making it easier to find the more difficult matches. You can also shuffle the grid of puzzle pieces at any time for a different perspective. If you enjoy working with words and patterns, try Jigsaw Words Volume 2 and test your ability to build words today!


EDIT TO ADD: 3:00 p.m. CST

The Dawkins Delusion: an As-I'm-Reading-It Response to The God Delusion
Author: Scott Reeves
Genre: Philosophy - Religious - Inspirational

DESCRIPTION: As he's reading it, a religious sympathizer gives a running commentary rebuttal to Richard Dawkins's The God Delusion.

***** [ Late Evening Friday, added 53 books ]

Manly Knits

Bliss Kiss (The Adventures of Jaz JimĂ­nez)

Easy Vegetarian Recipes

Survival Games (Games Erotic Thriller Series)

High School Football - The Temptation (The High School Series)

Again (The Lycurgus)

The Day God Winked

Dark Reckoning (Steve Williams Novel)

Starcrossed: Perigee

Amateur Night

Affair of the Heart

Silesia: The Outworlder

Guardian Cats and the Lost Books of Alexandria

Secrets of the Gap

Quilt of Seas

Dillon and The Voice of Odin (The Dillon Adventures)

Bordello Secrets

Evolve, Part 1: Unintended Consequences

Seeing the Elephant (Wildflowers)

The Rose of Desire

Sigma Theta Tau International 41st Biennial Convention Program

In the Halls of the Sky-Palace: A Short Story

The Bishop Moves Diagonally

My Own Secret Dinosaur

Bubbles - Two Fragments from the Shoal Wars

A Skillet, a Spatula, and a Dream

Not Quite Casper: an Aether Vitalis Short Story

Artistic License

Trophies (The Ellandun Wars)

The Call

Betty & Veronica

Alternate Rialto

All I Got for Christmas (Smartboys Club)


The First 200 Days

The Betrothal: Or How I Saved Alan Edwards from 40 Years of Hell

Introduction to Cloud Computing (in about 1,000 words)

What The Fox Learnt - Four Fables from Aesop

The 10 Best Dividend Paying Stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average

The Truth about Losing Weight

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Wicked Mourning

Caterpillars Don't Check Email: An illustrated picture book for children

The Fox


The Santa Shop (The Santa Conspiracy)

I Killed the Man That Wasn't There

Aurealis #45



Hole in the Wall (The Jude Magdalyn Series)



My Sparkling Misfortune (The Lakeland Knight)

*** [ Added 3 more books Saturday morning ]

The Journey: A Season of Reflections
Author: Adam Hamilton
Genre: Religion - Inspirational

DESCRIPTION: Take a Christmas break and sit down with pastor and best-selling author Adam Hamilton as he guides you through a four-week devotional based on the most joyous event in history. Created for individual use or as a companion to the primary book, The Journey


Amos Walker: The Complete Story Collection: The Complete Story Collection
Author: Loren D. Estleman
Genre: Contemporary Fiction

DESCRIPTION: All the elements that have made Estleman one of the best hard-boiled writers of all time--just a notch below Chandler and Hammett--are present in these 32 short stories. Remarkably, he has kept his Detroit-based Amos Walker series (Motor City Blue) fresh after three decades and 20 novels, and any fan of the genre who has yet to encounter the ex-cop turned PI will get a great introduction through this collection. What's most impressive is Estleman's ability to blend sharp-edged language, cynical characters, betrayals, twists, and a memorable narrative voice within the short story format. He also manages to inject dark humor into his work that keeps the violence, corruption, and double-crosses from becoming too grim ("I don't have so many friends I can afford to drop one just because he tried to kill me"). Longtime fans will welcome the author's informative introduction.

The Everything Potluck Cookbook (Everything Series)
Author: Linda Larsen
Genre: Cookbook

DESCRIPTION: Potlucks are a great way to get friends and relatives together without the pricey grocery or restaurant bill! In this cookbook, veteran cook Linda Larsen gives you an array of options for every meal and course. In addition, easy-to-understand icons indicate whether a recipe is easy, healthy, quick, or inexpensive. Everything you need to host, or attend, a successful potluck is here, including: 300 tasty and creative recipes; Tips for transporting food safely; Indications of whether a recipe can be made ahead of time; Menu suggestions for a variety of potluck parties. Guests can make the dishes on their own and bring them to the host's home, or they can all gather in the host's kitchen and make them together. With this book, cooking for the perfect potluck party has never been easier! '

[These are from Joyce's free-book alerts Friday and Saturday, in the forums.
 11/18 - morning, 5;  11/18 - Late Evening, 53; 11/19 - morning, 3 -- total 61 books for the two days as of very early Saturday morning.]

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

UK:  by PubDate   Popular

Ongoing popular discussions
  . Got my Fire!   Newer
  . Feel like almost crying - Kindle loss and personalizing Kindles - lighthearted
  . Unusual calls from Amazon because of forum posts
  . 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]
  . 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

Kindle Touch 3G   Kindle Touch WiFi   Kindle Basic   (UK: KBasic)   Kindle Fire
Kindle Keybd 3G   (UK: Kindle Keybd 3G)   K3 Special Offers   K3-3G Special Offers   DX

Check often: Temporarily-free late-listed non-classics or recently published ones
  Guide to finding Free Kindle books and Sources.  Top 100 free bestsellers.  Liked-books under $1
UK-Only: recently published non-classics, bestsellers, or £5 Max ones
    Also, UK customers should see the UK store's Top 100 free bestsellers.

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