Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Free Kindle books (11/2) - 17 + discounted-book alerts + usual promos


Nov. 2: - Wednesday: Morning - 17 newly-free books

Julius Katz Mysteries, by Dave Zeltserman, 9 customer reviews, 4.8 stars $0.00
From Product Description: "...award-winning Julius Katz mysteries...first appearing on the pages of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine in 2009...introduced readers to Boston's most brilliant, eccentric and possibly laziest detective, Julius Katz, as well as his sidekick, Archie, a tiny marvel of whizbang computer technology with the heart and soul of a hard-boiled PI..."

  "Superb mix of humor and horror" -- Publisher's Weekly, starred review
  "Delicious horror-ish novel" -- Newsday
  "Dave Zeltserman is at it again writing about ex-con antiheroes with the kind of panache that would make Jim Thompson, king of the psycho killer novels, proud." -- Boston Globe
  "Written in a spare, terse style, and with chapters alternating between past and present, we slowly learn more about March. But even then the closing chapters present a devastating twist and shocking conclusion."-- Sunday Tribune

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.)
Principle-Centered Leadership (Stephen R Covey Set), by Stephen R. Covey, 61 customer reviews, 3.9 stars
    Daily Deal until the end of Wednesday 11/2:
      Tuesday's Price: $7.83
      Wednesday's Discount: $5.84
      Wednesday's Daily Deal Price: $1.99 (74% off)

"...Without hesitation, strongly recommended for all management collections."
-- Dale Farris, Groves, Tex. Library Journal
From About the Author: "Recognized as one of Time magazine's 25 most influential Americans"

  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)

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 10/28-11/02
  (Catching up here... a few were raised back in the meantime... but most weren't)

  Includes a lot of 99 cent books this time
  Also 99 cents, Lee Goldberg/William Rabkin's series for a limited time
  (Alert by Books on the Knob)
  Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer, by Roy Peter Clark, 46 customer review, 4.8 stars, $1.99
  (Alert by Emily Bronte) book, Water for Elephants, unabridged, $0.00 currently.  11 hrs and 27 minutes (!) Most Kindles play Audible books.
  (Alert by Emily Bronte)

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:

17 FREE Books...
Happy Reading ... Joyce

Goodbye Home
Author: Laura Ware
Genre: Contemporary Fiction

DESCRIPTION: Ann hates the house she grew up in. It is filled with memories of a difficult childhood. When her mother's stroke brings her back to the place, she wants nothing more than to put it - and her entire past - behind her. Can an old neighbor help her see the good she can take away from her old despised home?


Julius Katz Mysteries
Author: Dave Zeltserman
Genre: Hard-Boiled - Mystery

DESCRIPTION: These award-winning Julius Katz mysteries have delighted thousands of mystery fans since first appearing on the pages of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine in 2009. 'Julius Katz' introduced readers to Boston's most brilliant, eccentric and possibly laziest detective, Julius Katz, as well as his sidekick, Archie, a tiny marvel of whizbang computer technology with the heart and soul of a hard-boiled PI. In Julius and Archie's second adventure, 'Archie's Been Framed', the little guy is framed for murder and Julius needs to use all his wits to keep his inimitable assistant out of the slammer.


SEVER: five tales of horror ("S" Collection Horror Trilogy)
Author: Ty Johnston
Genre: Horror - Short Stories

DESCRIPTION: Book I of the "S" Collection Horror Trilogy


Rescued (The Runners, Part Three)
Author: Logan Rutherford
Genre: Short Stories

DESCRIPTION: Part Three in the #1 Amazon Short Story Bestseller, The Runners. Adam and Eve are reeling from a tragic loss, but the sinister minds at Kappa won't let them rest for a second. One of their own had been taken, and now the Runners must rise up agianst the enemy. All is not as it seems, though. As alligences are being questioned, sides must be chosen. The Runners will stop at nothing to get answers, but how far is too far?


Modern Buddhism - The Path of Compassion and Wisdom - Volume 1 Sutra
Author: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Genre: Buddhism

DESCRIPTION: This eBook Modern Buddhism - The Path of Compassion and Wisdom, in three volumes, is being distributed freely at the request of the author Geshe Kelsang Gyatso (the Kindle Store sets the minimum price at 99 cents and also additional taxes are added in many countries). The author says: "Through reading and practicing the instructions given in this book, people can solve their daily problems and maintain a happy mind all the time." So that these benefits can pervade the whole world, Geshe Kelsang wishes to give this eBook freely to everyone.


Fly High, Hammie Hawk (A Young Adult Junior Novel Chapter Book)
Author: Rachel Yu
Genre: Short Stories

DESCRIPTION: In an imaginary world, a teenage bird named Hammie Hawk moves to a new town with his mom and little sister to live with his grandfather after the tragic death of his father. Follow his tale as he faces the "Hard Boiled Eggs Gang" and the mystery of "the cat". Fly High, Hammie Hawk is a junior novel of 11,288 words.


Apocratusis - Part 1 from The Search for Artemis (The Chronicles of Landon Wicker)
Author: P.D. Griffith
Genre: Action - Adventure - Children's Fiction

DESCRIPTION: Fifteen-year-old Landon Wicker is psychokinetic, but the tragic unleashing of his abilities forces him to run from everything he knows. He finds solace, however, in the company of hundreds of psychokinetics like him when he's brought to the Gymnasium. Forced into a life where people don't just see-but control-the world around them and teenagers lift city buses with a thought, Landon struggles to accept his new reality and the guilt over his painful secret. But everything changes when a chance encounter with a mysterious girl propels him on a hunt for answers. Uncovering dark truths the Gymnasium would do anything to keep hidden, Landon is forced to choose where his loyalties lie.


Red Moon (Moon's Reflection Series)
Author: Ela Lond
Genre: Fantasy

DESCRIPTION: Red Moon Slices of Life are fragments torn from the daily lives of side characters of the novel Red Moon's Reflection. They are not full stories; their only goal is to show the characters more in detail and serve as a teaser (if you haven't read Red Moon's Reflection) or an extra (if you have read it).


The Key
Author: Alexander Lurikov
Genre: Literary Fiction

DESCRIPTION: A man discovers that the key to his apartment opens his neighbor's apartment as well. Unable to to resist the temptation, he begins spending time there while the occupant is away. Soon his curiosity turns to obsession, leading him to behave in increasingly bizarre and inappropriate ways. Alexander Lurikov is the author of Diary of a Discontent, available at in paperback and Kindle editions. His other stories, including Grains of the Golden Sand, The End of the World, and Man Seeking Women, are also available for the Kindle.


Shades of Honor (Grayson Brothers)
Author: Windy Lindstrom
Genre: Romance - Historical Fiction

DESCRIPTION: Radford Grayson had finally come home to Fredonia, expecting to care for his young daughter alone since her mother abandoned them both, and to join his brothers in the family lumber-milling business. Instead, his brother Kyle, who had taken over running the mill during the war, prefers that Radford help Kyle's fiancee, Evelyn Tucker, with her family's livery business. Radford reluctantly agrees, never expecting to fall in love with the woman destined to wed his brother. Two emotionally wounded, vulnerable people are driven by honor to resist their attraction to one another only to find that true love is worth paying any price. Lindstrom's superbly written, beautifully poignant debut romance has a wonderful emotional richness and depth of characterization that will appeal to readers who love authors like Lorraine Heath and Maggie Osborne.


Spoil of War: An Arthurian Saga

Author: Phoenix Sullivan
Genre: Romantic Historical Fiction - Fantasy

DESCRIPTION: Elsbeth of Olmsbury desires nothing beyond helping her father run his dukedom - until the duke's forces are overwhelmed, his castle torched and Elsbeth seized for the invading king's personal spoil. Expecting the same abuse as the other surviving women of her house, Elsbeth instead finds the king, Leodegrance, treating her with a civility that belies his flagrant desire for her. A desire that will have her his consort in Cameliard once he can convince her rank and duty alone forced his hand against her father. But Elsbeth is not so easily won. There is the matter of Leodegrance gifting his steward with an unwilling young handmaid from Elsbeth's household. Of his marriage of convenience to his Byzantine queen. And of his plans to subjugate more of Britain's citadels and unite the wild isle under Roman rule. If Elsbeth can't find her tangled way to forgiveness with the king - or escape the dark designs and perverse desires of Uther Pendragon, enemy to them both - then a legend of Camelot may never be conceived, never be born, and never change history forever. Please note: This novel takes place in a harsh era when spoils were often treated as commodities. While the violence toward women and children is period-appropriate and for mature adults only, it is never gratuitous. The story focuses on adaptation, survival and, ultimately, love in the Dark Ages before Arthur was made king.


Homo Sylvanus (Break Bites)
Author: Amber D. Sistla
Genre: Science Fiction

DESCRIPTION: This novelette originally appeared in Jim Baen's Universe. While traveling on a colonization ship, Brennan is desperate to prevent his daughter Tamsyn from inheriting his genetic deficiencies. The consequences of his efforts to illegally modify her DNA affect Brennan, Tamsyn, and the colonists.


The Dew of Flesh (Flesh and Fell)
Author: Wendy Lindstrom
Genre: Historical Fiction

DESCRIPTION: In The Thirteen Paths of Nakhacevir, in the city of Khi'ilan, the last of the gods-made-flesh still rules. But rebellion creeps ever closer, and the High Harvest draws nigh, when the streets will run red with the blood of human sacrifice. A small group of revolutionaries works to overthrow their god, drawing on the magic of the dew of flesh to strengthen them. Some are motivated by vengeance. Others by necessity. But some have even deeper plans, plans that involve the blood of a god. From foreign Cenarbasi, a woman haunted by her past arrives in Khi'ilan. Hired to assassinate the god-made-flesh, she quickly finds herself in a game where she knows few of the rules, and none of the players, and the small supply of foreign magic that she brings will not protect her forever. Approximately 180,000 words, 600 pages print.


Three Steps To Heaven
Author: Pam Howes
Genre: Contemporary Fiction

DESCRIPTION: It's 1961 and Eddie Mellor and Jane Wilson are in love. Eddie's group, The Raiders, is about to make it big. They have the world at their feet and an exciting future to look forward to. Then in walks Angie Turner. The first novel in a trilogy about The Raiders, spanning 40 years.


A Simple Amish Christmas
* Previously Offered on November 8, 2010 *
Author: Vannetta Chapman
Genre: Contemporary Fiction

DESCRIPTION: Annie Weaver always planned to return home, but the 20-year old RN has lived in Philadelphia for three years now. As her time of rumschpringe is about to come to an abrupt end, bringing for Annie an overwhelming sense of loneliness. She returns home and finds herself face-to-face with a budding romance with an Amish farmer and Annie has several important choices to make.


Christmas is Not Your Birthday
Author: Mike Slaughter
Genre: Religious - Spiritual

DESCRIPTION: Every year, we say we're going to cut back, simplify, and have a family Christmas that focuses on the real reason for the season-Jesus. But every year, advertisements beckon, the children plead, and it seems easier just to indulge our wants and whims. Overspending, overeating, materialism, and busyness rob us of our peace and joy and rob Jesus of his rightful role as the center of our celebration.This Christmas, cut through the hype that leaves you exhausted and broke at the end of the year. Instead, experience the peace of knowing that God is truly with us, the joy of giving sacrificially, and the love of a Savior who gave everything he had for us. In five short, engaging chapters, Pastor Mike Slaughter inspires readers to approach Christmas differently, and be transformed in the process.


Hurry Less, Worry Less at Christmastime: Having the Holiday Season You Long For
Author: Judy Pace Christie
Genre: Religious - Spiritual

DESCRIPTION: This useful book will help busy people learn to celebrate more joyfully, peacefully, and deeply during "the holiday season"-the days between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day-and on through the Christian celebration of Epiphany. Judy Pace Christie meets us where we are, in a frenzied, out-of-control frame of mind, and helps us begin to have a deeper understanding of the joy of the season and its deep meaning for our lives overall-and how that can be a starting point for a more abundant life in the new year. Using the holiday season as an entry point, Christie guides us to a more helpful, Christian understanding of this time of year. Aspects of the liturgical calendar are introduced as part of this process, including the Christian understandings of Advent, Christmas, and Ephiphany. She gives us practical tools for coping with holiday pressures but above all stresses the need for transformation from a secular perspective to a Christian one. Hurry Less Worry Less at Christmastime will assist in identifying what people love about the holiday season and what they want to change. The book can also be used as a study book for church small groups or Sunday school classes, leading up to the holidays. '

[These are from Joyce's free-books alert Wednesday morning in the forums, 11/2 - morning, 17 books

Ongoing popular discussions
  . Feel like almost crying - Kindle loss and personalizing Kindles - lighthearted   Newer
  . 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

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

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
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