Wednesday, August 24, 2011

32 Free Kindle Books (8/23-8/24 late evening) + Newly Discounted Ones Found by Forumners + Amzn Deals

(23 more added Wednesday - late evening)

5 of the USA's Best Trips, by Lonely Planet, 6 customer reviews, 4.2 stars

Wednesday, 8/24
First, here are the current specials always noted at the top of this regular blog entry:

NEW - Kindle Daily Deal

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, by Newberry award-winning author Kate DiCamillo, 332 customer reviews, 4.5 stars

  Daily Deal until the end of Wednesday, 8/24: Yesterday's Price: $5.59
    Today's Discount: $4.20
    Today's Daily Deal Price: $1.39 (75% off)

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

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." '
  Includes 14 books by Kurt Vonnegut for $3.99

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 of popular forum alerts.   The eBooks will become no longer free within days, usually.

Aug 23, 1 book Aug 23 - late evening, 2 more,
Aug 24, 6 books, Aug 24 - late evening, 23 books (total 32)

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

' Happy Reader "Joyce" says:
Zarrella's Hierarchy of Contagiousness: The Science, Design, and Engineering of Contagious Ideas
Author: Dan Zarella
Genre: Social Media Marketing - Short Read

DESCRIPTION: Want to learn how to maximize social media? When to do it, what words to use, who to tweet at? Look no further than Zarrella's Hierarchy of Contagiousness: The Science, Design and Engineering of Contagious Ideas. Social media master Dan Zarrella has amassed years of experience helping people negotiate the often mystical place of social media marketing. Now, he has condensed those well-tried ideas into this concise and conversational book. Zarrella's Hierarchy of Contagiousness demystifies and deconstructs how social media works, who it benefits and why we all depend upon it to help our good ideas spread.

  MORE... (31 more books: CLICK just below on "MORE")

Whispers in the Shadows Vol II
Author: Alan James Keogh
Genre: Horror - Suspense - Thriller - Short Story

DESCRIPTION: Whispers in the Shadows is back with a second instalment, featuring 20 short stories ranging from horror, suspense and thriller including: A Little Fun: Jane's just been dumped and spends a night on the town, but just how far will she go to get over her ex? A Single Drop: A Woman wakes to find a strange liquid, dripping from her ceiling. What is it and where is it coming from? And Yet I scream: Brian has agreed to be part of an experiment, three months and a big payoff, but the three months have long since passed and he is still inside, locked in his room. The Dressmaker: Angela is renowned for her amazing creations, but how is she producing up to a thousand dresses a week by herself? The price for a dress is high, and it's not paid entirely in cash.


Whispers in the Shadows

Author: Alan James Keogh
Genre: Fiction - Short Stories

DESCRIPTION: Whispers in the Shadows is a collection of short stories from the blog
It enables readers to download and read the stories at their leisure and on the go. This eBook contains twenty short stories, including: They Live, what are the mysterious holes that have begun to appear in a mans calf, why does he forget them when he looks away and just what is causing them? A Night of Wonder and Enchantment, A show has rolled into town, one which contains acts you will never forget, that is, if you are able to leave. The Fabled One Hundred, in a futuristic world, criminals can fight for their freedom. The only requirement is that they win one hundred battles to the death. as one man comes close he reflects on the reasons he has been imprisoned, his decision to fight and his plans once he is free, but the final fight will not be as easy as he expects. Thank you for downloading Whispers in the Shadows and please feel free to leave a review once you've finished. Leaving a review will help me refine future work and better tailor the short stories to the tastes of my readers.

***** (Wednesday 8/24)

Gone to Green (Green (Abingdon Press))
Author: Judy Christie
Genre: Inspirational Fiction
* Previously Offered - October 2010 *

DESCRIPTION: Lois Barker, a successful big-city journalist, never imagined ending up in the tiny town of Green, La. She never guessed that within months she would unexpectedly inherit a smalltown newspaper. She never believed she would leave her rising-star career impulsively after a quiet, inner prompting urged, Go... I'll help you. Yet that improbable route to upheaval is precisely where Christie (Goodbye, Murphy's Law) engagingly guides both readers and the charming yet flummoxed Barker. As the editor and owner of the Green News-Item, the ever uncertain Barker transforms from an overwhelmed and overly self-reliant Jane Doe into a considerable power for reform and revitalization in her depressed Louisiana borough. Refreshingly realistic religious fiction, this novel is unafraid to address the injustices of sexism, racism and corruption as well as the spiritual devastation that often accompanies the loss of loved ones. Yet these darker narrative tones beautifully highlight the novel's message of friendship, community and God's reassuring and transformative love.


A Time to Love (Quilts of Lancaster County Series #1)
Author: Barbara Cameron
Genre: Inspirational Fiction
* Previously Offered - February 2011 *

DESCRIPTION: War correspondent Jennie King thinks she's just a temporary guest in her grandmother's Amish community while she recuperates from the devastating injuries sustained in a car bomb attack that changed her world. But when she meets Matthew Bontrager, the man she had a crush on as a teenager, she wonders if God has a new plan for her. Jennie has emotional and physical scars and though she feels she has come home to this man and this place, she's not sure she can bridge the difference between their worlds.


Medical Error
Author: Richard Mabry
Genre: Inspirational Fiection
* Previously Offered - February 2011 *

DESCRIPTION: Dr. Anna McIntyre's life was going along just fine until someone else started living it. Her patient died because of an identity mix-up; her medical career is in jeopardy because of forged prescriptions; and her credit is in ruins. She thought things couldn't get worse, but that was before she opened the envelope and saw a positive HIV test with her name on it.Her allies are two men who are also competing for her affection. Dr. Nick Valentine is a cynic who carries a load of guilt. Attorney Ross Donovan is a recovering alcoholic. The deeper Anna digs to discover who's behind the identity thefts the higher the stakes. Finally, when her life is on the line, Anna finds that her determination to clear her name might have been a prescription for trouble.

***** EDIT TO ADD:

The Promise TP
Author: J. Morgan
Genre: Religious- Inspirational

DESCRIPTION: In The Promise-now available in paperback-best-selling author Robert J. Morgan (Then Sings My Soul) illuminates the power of Romans 8:28 through real-life stories of hope overcoming heartache and points readers to an unshakable basis for faith and joy. With gentle yet certain power, the book inspires us to deal more effectively with everyday stress and strain and to be more equipped for serious trouble. You can use and share The Promise with others through all things, in every hour of need.


Author: Kate Morton
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
** Pre-Order for September 12th **

DESCRIPTION: Featuring favorite authors and thrilling debuts, Something to Read About: A Book Club Sampler, is the guide for finding your next book club read. Whether you're in the mood for something historical, contemporary, young adult, or true life these are books you and your reading group won't want to miss: The Memory Palace: A Memoir by Mira Bartok, Incendiary by Chris Cleave, The Chemical Garden Trilogy Book One: Wither by Lauren DeStefano, The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory, Possession by Elana Johnson, The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love by Kristin Kimball, The Butterfly's Daughter by Mary Alice Monroe, Skipping a Beat by Sarah Pekkanen, and Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley. Enjoy an excerpt from each book accompanied by a collection of bonus materials intended to enrich your reading experience and book club discussion. You'll get discussion questions, suggestions for enhancing your book club, and full-length author interviews. We've even included a special note from the author and their answer to our culinary quandary: "What would you serve at a book club discussing your own book?" Their menu suggestions range from a family recipe for the "Best Ever Refritos" to a "Royal-Tea Cocktail" and are sure to add something special to your next book group meeting. The Something to Read About sampler was created to help you discover your next won't-be-able-to-put-it-down, can't-wait-to-talk-about-it, all-time-favorite read. And like most of the finer things in life, these stories are meant to be shared. Enjoy!


Lumps and Shades of Green (Kindle double book feature)
Author: Ian Woodhead
Genre: Horror- Occult

DESCRIPTION: Shades of Green is a morbid sci-fi thriller. Damian and his brother Alan are about to embark on an adventure that will have them guessing reality at every turn. With lethal vegetation and demons running rapid, Damian and Alan only have a short time to save their small English town from a violent alien invasion. Damian's girlfriend Jennifer and a few other towns' people, help them try to destroy the aliens who threaten their livelihoods. Shades of Green is a full novel of 77,000 words. David had been seeing the lumps grow out of the living-room walls nearly every day for the past few weeks. They danced across the wallpaper, created complex geometric shapes and followed the other members of his family around. Were they trying to communicate with him? Why wouldn't anyone else see them? Then someone did and they saw them too. How the lumps reacted to this was far worse than David could have imagined. Lumps is a short story of 5000 words.

[Wednesday 8/24]
Good evening ... 23 books ...
Happy Reading and have a great evening ... Joyce

The Forest of Sincerity
Author: Rose Nanashima


The Snow Owl
Author: John Hartling


It's Not About You
Author: Jennifer Zeliff


The Vermin From The Black Abyss (A Dragolescu Vampire Hunter Story)
Author: Robert Davis


Immortal Temptress (Devil's Promenade)
Author: Aileen Fish


Tempting Yerva
Author: Chris Turner


The Gossip Ghouls: Zombies and Lipstick
Author: "Z"


Gorinthian (Mirrors of the World)
Author: Justin Mitchell


Second-Hand Princess
Author: Lorraine Anderson


Stinky Dog
Author: Michael Wenberg

Painting by numbers
Author: David Thyssen


Suspicions: a novel of suspense
Author: Christine Kersey


Foolish Pride
Author: Donna Marie Rogers


This Totally Scary True Story About When My Aunt Died
Author: Theodore Kohan


Searching for Meredith Love
Author: Julie Christensen


Psychic Knights - The Beginning
Author: B.P. Thompson


Checking It Twice
Author: Melissa L. Webb


Author: A.D. Bloom


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

Eddie's Shorts - Volume 1
Author: M. Edward McNally


Fey's Adventures
Author: Poppet


Hilda - The Challenge (Hilda the Wicked Witch)
Author: Paul Kater


Holding Out For a Hero
Author: Sacey Joy Netzel '

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