Thursday, August 18, 2011

Free Kindle Books (8/18) + Newly Discounted Ones Found by Forumners + Amzn specials (32 total, evening)


ABC Studios is offering a free Kindle edition of the Pilot Episode Script of their tv series Revenge, which they've been featuring pretty heavily in early ads.  I don't know anything about it except that I recognized, from the series Brothers and Sisters, the actress who plays the key character.  Disney is the publisher and will release it on Sept. 1.

The Original Avatar script was made available for download in PDF format by the FoxScreenings website during the release of the film.  At the time, I decided it'd be good to have it in Kindle format.  Some who saw the movie after its initial run might be interested in it, so I'll include it here with the 'Revenge' first-episode script just made available by ABC for free (but it's a pre-order).

  The Avatar script is said to include deleted scenes.  The PDF ABC Studios made available to the world is not really readable in vertical/Portrait orientation on a 6" screen but quite readable in the rotated-to-Landscape mode (possible with Kindle 2's June 2010 and on all Kindle 3's and DX's.

  For those who'd prefer to have a Kindle-format copy so that they can use the inline dictionary and also be able to do Kindle searches of the book, increase/decrease the fonts, make notes, or have it read to them semi-robotically, etc., click here to get the Kindle-compatible file.
  Subscribers to the Kindle-edition of the blog can also click on the link to download the file directly to the Kindle.

  Here's the original PDF file also, for those who want to check the converted copy against it (there are formatting differences), for download to a computer (the Kindle doesn't accept PDF downloads) and then a USB cable transfer to the kindle OR send it to your Kindle via Amazon servers.
  If you have a Kindle that doesn't have WiFi, you'd use 3G; the cost of sending this PDF via 3G to your Kindle is 15 cents but you need a [you] address on the Amazon Manage Your Kindle page.  Here's a How-to for that.

  If you do have WiFi also, you can send it to your Kindle for free by sending it to [you] once you've made your Kindle direct-send address "[you]" ...  Sorry that is so confusing.

Amazon's own ongoing listing of LIMITED-TIME OFFERS - Promos
  Amazon sorts these by Bestsellers first.
  I've added a separate sorting by Low-to-High pricing.

Unusual Publisher Sale for August - 8/3
Publisher Harper Perennial: sale of 20 titles for $20, or $0.99 each, through the month of August

Sourcebook celebrates Georgette Heyer's 109th birthday by discounting her 46 books for one week (Aug 15-21), to $1.99, including the campanion book "...Regency World."  Emily Bronte highlighted the Sunflwr38 pointer at the "Discounted..." forum thread.
  Here's a discussion of her books

Other ongoing forum threads that might interest some
  . What have been your favorite public domain books not so well known?
  . Best "Free" books you've read (many are no longer free, however).
  . In the Kindle Kitchen with Annie and Joyce (popular recipes thread)

NEWLY and TEMPORARILY DISCOUNTED books forum thread:
  Forum-thread starter RandomizeME includes a caution for authors:
  ' This thread is NOT a book promotion thread for authors, or for people to post about indies.  (And it's not for posting freebies either.)  This thread is to post discounts and price drops that readers find for books from publishers." '

NEWLY and TEMPORARILY Free Book alerts from the Amazon Kindle forums - via "Happy Reader" Joyce

NOTE: The alerts below are quoted as they appear in Joyce's collecting of newly and mostly temporarily-free books just released and are *not* books I've seen and are definitely *not* recommendations by me -- this is just a daily report.   They will become no longer free within days, usually.  A very well-written Algebra guide was available for only a couple of days this week.

Aug 18; 15 books, Aug 18 - evening, 17 more (32 total)

If on the Home Page,
* CLICK at the bottom to get the REST of the long listing of free books *

' Happy Reader "Joyce" says:

There are 15 books so far today. There will be 2 posts in this same thread. If more books are offered today, I will continue to post in this same thread.

*** WARNING: Many of the books are EROTICA and ADULT ROMANCE ***

Haunting the Night
Author: Mara Purnhagen
Genre: Young Adult - Ghost Story

DESCRIPTION: Charlotte Silver has been through hell. Her mom' s in a coma. She may have caused the death of a young man. And now her friend Avery wants her to tackle going to Prom? Not going to happen, even if she is dying to spend some alone time with her boyfriend, Noah. Instead, Charlotte needs to find some answers to a few nagging questions-why was her family attacked? Will her mother survive? And is there a creature from the Other Side coming for her? Soon enough, Charlotte's search for the truth becomes a race against time. But she may just find the sign she's been looking for all along.

   MORE ...

Author: Danielle Gavan
Genre: Erotica

DESCRIPTION: Naughty birthdays were never as colorful as the du Tout family makes them! Follow four sexy supernatural siblings in this collection of short stories as they discover just how fun getting older can be for a Satyr, Incubus, Dhampire and Fae. The three brothers band together to give their sister, Pascale, an unforgettable birthday at the hands of Beau's college friend, Oliver Hutchinson. Beau's gift allows him to not only have his cake, but eat it too when his siblings gift him with Succubus/Maenad twin sisters. Rien is given as a `birthday gift' to none other than the Succubus Queen Lilith's, half-banshee daughter. Aimé agrees to show a shy Dhampire how much she's missing out on by denying herself the pleasures of a man between her thighs.
WARNING: This novella contains very explicit sex. For mature 18 and over readers only. Content advisory: Contains scenes of m/f sex, f/m/f sex, oral sex. Intended for adults only.


She: A Flash Fiction BDSM Tribute
Author: Joe Brewster
Genre: Erotica

DESCRIPTION: Male submissive tells of the joys of serving his Domme in what amounts to a prose poem. Try it you'll like it! Mild FemDom. Very short fiction.


The Natural: An Office FemDom Short Sex Story
Author: Joe Brewster
Genre: Erotica

DESCRIPTION: A simple everyday incident is the catalyst for Joe getting owned by coworker Jemma. She catches him checking her out sexually and scolds him in a way that coaxes his submissive nature to the surface. Jemma capitalizes on the realization that Joe adores her as she takes advantage of his latent submissive tendencies samples his ability to properly worship the female body.


The Girl is in Charge (Confessions of an Escort Addict)
Author: JT Holland
Genre: Erotica

DESCRIPTION: I love escorts. You get exactly what you want and tonight I've ordered up a girl that's going to take charge. And she's going to blow my . . . well, let's just say mind. WARNING: Contains explicit, graphic sex scenes and is definitely not intended for minors or the weak of heart. The Girl is in Charge is a short story of approximately 4000 words. (15 pages)


Addison Crouse, MBA : Flash Fiction Office Erotica
Author: Joe Brewster
Genre: Erotica

DESCRIPTION: Addison Crouse's workaholic lifestyle suffers an intrusion that shakes her out of her little dream world as a simple encounter with opinionated delivery man leads her to see herself in a new light and makes rethink her priorities. Short and sweet interlude. Upbeat ending. Flash Fiction Length Story.


Pleasure With Purpose
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Genre: Erotica

DESCRIPTION: Heather and Brad have been close family friends for ten years but both have secretly pined for each other, secretly fantasized about one sultry hot night together. So when fate delivers them a chance at that night -- will they take it -- and risk a lifetime of friendship being destroyed? Or will they pretend they can really wake up tomorrow and pretend it never happened? This is a 12,000 word short, sexy story.


Whatever I Please Short Adult Romance
Author: CJ Hawk
Genre: Adult Romance

DESCRIPTION: How does one successful career woman survive the hard economic times of reinventing her career. By taking a step away from it all and breathing in the salty ocean air while letting herself relax. It pays to have helped those in her past to be successful, now it is time to call upon those to help her get back on track. Turquoise Suthers played well in the high stakes career of recruiting until the economy took her career down with it. The last thing she was looking for at this resort was a lover who might possibly help her career. What she found was; the strength to call upon old friends and to do the honorable grown up approach to what might possibly be a disastrous situation. Mature women play the game of love far differently than young and inexperienced women, perhaps that is why they just might get their man in the end after all.


I Was A Brooding Teenage Vampire
Author: Ronelle D. Porter
Genre: Parodies - Vampire

DESCRIPTION: My name is Demitri Mitchell, and I'm a vampire. I also happen to be addicted to blood, and have a history of being addicted to amphetamines as well as most mainline narcotics (it was the 80's.) Some people would say that I have a sex-addiction, but I think all those years of casual sex and prostitution was just a means to feed my ravenous hunger for blood; it's the chicken or the egg, to be honest. I want to tell you all about my journey; it's a story of love, of self-expression, romance, desire, and my quest to avoid it all. This is the very brief and very vulgar tale of how I was a brooding teenage vampire.


Crazy Emma
Author: Brandie Buckwine
Genre: Erotica

DESCRIPTION: What would make an otherwise sensible and stable woman fake a past acquaintance with a man she's never met? Love and lust at first sight, that's what! Emma doesn't believe in love, yet one look at a total stranger makes her take extraordinary measures to meet and entrap the man she'd never dreamed of finding.


The Good Neighbor: Short Sweet Erotica Story / Flash Fiction Sex
Author: Joe Brewster
Genre: Erotica

DESCRIPTION: This is a short sweet highly unlikely story about a relationship that develops between an older gentleman and a young woman neighbor. It boils down to a 'what if' scenario. What if you- a young woman-- knew you could trust the kindly older man across the hall to be your personal spa attendant without being an old pervert about it? You could work up a good sweat while going for a good long run and listening to your eye-pod knowing that you have a cold drink and a warm bath waiting for you when finish. The guy seems only too pleased just having you over everyday just for the company. It makes him feel good being able to do these smalls things for you. He feels useful and needed. How terrible is that? The idea might even pop into your head that a guy that caring and sensitive and attentive to your needs might be good at other, more intimate, things--- like kneeling between your thighs and ---? There's only one way to find out. It's actually a sweet story that barely qualifies as erotica. Some might call it corny. I always liked it. Just a light-hearted ditty really.

***** EDIT TO ADD 12:00 P.M. CST

Temporary Stories
Author: Daniel Orozco
Genre: Literary Fiction
** Pre-Order for September 6, 2011 **

DESCRIPTION: A triptych chronicling the unexpectedly epic adventures of an ordinary office temp.

***** EDIT TO ADD: 1:00 P.M. CST

The Bridge
Author: Daniel Orconzo
Genre: Literary Fiction
** Pre-Order: September 6, 2011 **

DESCRIPTION: A young bridge painter is awakened from the hum of daily routine by a face-to-face encounter with a woman in free fall.


Officers Weep
Author: Daniel Orconzo
Genre: Literary Fiction
** Pre-Order for September 6, 2011 **

DESCRIPTION: A love affair blooms between two officers in the impartially worded pages of a police blotter.


Author: Daniel Orconzo
Genre: Literary Fiction
** Pre-Order for September 6, 2011 **

DESCRIPTION: A new employee's first-day office tour includes descriptions of other workers' most private thoughts and actions.


All Things Austria
Author: Andre Kasberger
Genre: Australia


Tugger's Down
Author: Tommie Lynn
Genre: Religious Fiction


Deliver Us From Evil
Author: Dan Dillard
Genre: Horror


Dog Gone Dog
Author: Michelle Scott
Genre: Mystery - Thriller - Short Story


One Final Night
Author: Wendy L. Young
Genre: Short Story


Wild Knights (Erotica A paranormal erotic menage) (Passion Unbound)
Author: Tawny Taylor
Genre: Paranormal - Erotica


A Dirty Business (A Kevin Bailey Novel)
Author: Joe Humphrey
Genre: Hard-Boiled


A Talent for Fire
Author: Michael Angel
Genre: Fantasy


Shalilayo (Mirrors of the World)
Author: Justin Lee Mitchell
Genre: Contemporary Fiction


The Vampire's Warden, a Paranormal Romance (Undead in Brown County #1)
Author: S.J. Wright
Genre: Love - Romance - Vampire


People Of The Tiger - USA Kindle Edition (The Rational Future Series)
Author: Wayne Edward Clarke
Genre: Science Fiction


Emma's Chance (2000 words ~ A short story prequel to Second Chances) (Chances Are)
Author: Tess St. John
Genre: Historical Fiction


Would you remember ME
Author: Lynette Ferreira
Genre: Short Stories


Author: Joshua Graham
Genre: Action - Adventure


The Secret Garden [Illustrated]
Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Genre: Children's Fiction
** Previously Offered **


Prayers for Today Sampler: A Yearlong Journey of Contemplative Prayer
Author: Kurt Bjorklund
Genre: Religious - Spiritual - Prayer Collection


My First Date with Jolene, and Her Cousin, Billy-Bob
Author: J.D. Cutler
Genre: Literary Fiction '

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