Saturday, October 8, 2011

Free Kindle Books (Oct 8) - 2 + forum-alerts on just-discounted books+Kindle discussions +Amazon deals


Oct. 8: - 2 newly-released Kindle books on Saturday morning  (Late-day report, as was away)

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.)

eye of the god, by Ariel Allison, 45 customer reviews, 4.4 stars
    Daily Deal until the end of Saturday 10/8:
      Friday's Price: $9.99
      Saturday's Discount: $8.00
      Saturday's Daily Deal Price: $1.99 (80% off)

Billed as "Romantic Suspense" - the 3 genre categories never hint that this is partially faith-oriented, in that Abingdon Press is the book publishing arm of the United Methodist Publishing House, but buyers should know this.  From the Product Description, a hint so that you can see where the book is coming from:  "When the dust settles over the last great adventure of the Hope Diamond, readers will understand the “curse” that has haunted its legacy is nothing more than the greed of evil men who bring destruction upon themselves.  No god chiseled from stone can direct the fates of humankind, nor can it change the course of God’s story."
  Some readers have found it riveting, and one said "a great mixture of fact and fiction."

Ongoing popular discussions
  . To Avoid Confusion, Please Use the Official Product Names in Forum" [Very entertaining!] Newer
  . Warning: Personal docs now sent to a Kindle will now go to all new Kindles
    registered to your account   Newer
  . Discussion of geographic restrictions on digital purchases
  . Discount-alert books discussed in more detail
  . 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 [Use of free 3G web-browsing refers only to K3 aka Kindle Keyboard.)

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

LATEST DISCOUNTED Kindle books (some temporarily) - an ongoing forum thread:
  Forum-thread starter RandomizeME includes a caution that it's not a book promotion thread for authors or for posts about indies or free books either.  "This thread is for discounts and price drops that readers [esp. Emily Bronte] find from publishers."

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 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.

' Happy Reader "Joyce" says:

Author: Carolyn Haines
Genre: Mystery - Thriller

DESCRIPTION: Far from Haines's fluffy Southern cozies in tone, if not geography, this thriller from the author of Crossed Bones aims at a noirish literary quality it only partly achieves. On the plus side are powerful scenes of suspense and a moody evocation of time and place. Eschewing anything so obvious as naming an actual date, Haines makes it clear through subtle clues that the action is happening just after the end of WWII. The entrenched racial structure of a small Mississippi town of that era is similarly well done. Chief among the novel's shortcomings is the heavy-handed rendering of the love story between a mixed-race beauty, Jade Dupree, and all-white deputy Frank Kimble. Other interracial relationships are integral to the story, but the tantalizing possibility of a strong unifying theme is lost in banality and cliché. After society queen Marlena Bramlett, Jade's white half-sister, is brutally raped and Marlena's young daughter kidnapped, the plot thickens like cold grits. Haines loses control as her story builds to a discordant conclusion, which could be setting up a sequel but otherwise fails to satisfy.


WTF? Work
Author: Gregory Berman
Genre: Humor - Office Situations - Employee Handbook

DESCRIPTION: As if your HR Department didn't have enough to worry about, WTF? is holding its own office orientation. From dealing with workplace politics and romancing coworkers to climbing the success ladder or getting canned, WTF? Work shows you how to handle the daily lows of holding down a j-o-b. Whether you're sitting in the cubes or in the corner office, working the counter or bussing the tables, WTF? provides an employee handbook that's actually worth reading. It leaves the PC stuff to the professionals and instead delivers some not-safe-for-work advice for when your job has you saying, "WTF?" '

[These are from Joyce's free-books alerts Saturday in the forums, 10/8/11 - morning, 2 books.]

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  Guide to finding Free Kindle books and Sources.  Top 100 free bestsellers.  Liked-books under $1
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