Monday, October 24, 2011

Free Kindle books (10/24) - 12 + discounted-book forum alerts + usual promos


Oct. 24: - Monday: 12 newly-free books

Hidden Steel
, by Doranna Durgin, 34 customer reviews, 4.5 stars, $0.00

Genre: Romantic Suspense, Thrillers
Fans of the genre give it high marks. Prolific author, no major reviews shown

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.)
BoneMan's Daughters, 182 customer reviews, 3.6 stars
    Daily Deal until the end of Monday 10/24:
      Sunday's Price: $7.99
      Monday's Discount: $8.00
      Monday's Daily Deal Price: $1.99 (75% off)

This book has some of the most negative customer reviews I've seen, and I agree that just the plot sounds really sick but there's no actual violence in it, "only" violent thoughts.  Others complain it is also Christian Fiction but not identified as that and because of that, no 'swear words,' to avoid offending his readers.  It's an Amazon Daily Deal selection and has 40% of customers rating it 5 stars and almost 60% 4-5 stars, despite reports of bad writing from dissenters and what seems a misogynist focus.
 It's #1 in Thrillers/Suspense and in Literature & Fiction.
  "Well known for taut, supernatural thrillers (Sinner; Skin) that push readers to the brink, Dekker goes over the edge with a gruesome plot that may make sensitive readers squirm.  A serial killer is kidnapping young girls, breaking their bones, and leaving them to die..." --School Library Journal.  Not my own cup of tea.

  MORE... ( The temporarily newly-free books and discounted-book forum-alerts will be 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 10/23-24

  Includes Halloween specials from 47North, an Amazon Publishing imprint, for $0.99.
  Also, A Friend of the Family, by Lauren Grodstein, selected by Amazon for "Best Books of the Month," November 2009, discounted currently to $1.89

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 make it to the forums.  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:

12 FREE Books ...

From Lemons to Lemonade: Squeeze Every Last Drop of Success Out of Your Mistakes
Author: Dean A. Chephard
Genre: Business Life

DESCRIPTION: We all fail. And we all want to learn from our failures. But learning from failure doesn't happen automatically. It requires very specific emotional and rational skills. You can learn those skills-from this book. Drawing on leading-edge research with hundreds of failing and successful entrepreneurs, Dr. Dean A. Shepherd offers powerful strategies for managing the emotions generated by failure-so failure becomes less devastating, learning happens faster, and you grow as much as possible from the experience. Shepherd shows how to clarify why you failed, so you can walk away with insights you can actually to eliminate "secondary" stresses that aggravate failure or make it more to master the self-compassion you deserve in times of trouble...and a whole lot more. Failing will never be easy or desirable. But this book will make it less catastrophic, and more instructive-so you can get back to success and get there fast.


Cookie Swap Cookbook
Author: Gooseberry Patch
Genre: Cookie Cookbook

DESCRIPTION: Everything you need to know to host a cookie exchange! You'll find easy-to-follow how-to's with a handy checklist to make swapping a cinch, clever invitations and a recipe card to copy and color, tried & true recipes plus nifty ideas for packaging and presenting cookies. Try nutty butterscotch squares, chocolate-vanilla swirl cookies, magical creme wafers, chocolate peanut butter secrets and more, including recipes for fudge, caramels and hard tack candy too!


The Case of the Unwanted Pounds: A Weight-Loss & Fitness Mysyery
Author: Fred Stutman
Genre: Weight Loss

DESCRIPTION: Dr.Stutman's new book, The Case of the Unwanted Pounds, presents a series of diet and fitness clues that solve the mystery of how to lose weight quickly and permanently, and how to achieve maximum cardiovascular fitness.These clues also show you how to strengthen your muscles and bones, while shaping your body.In addition, this plan helps you to live longer by reducing the incidence of heart disease, strokes,and certain forms of cancer. In this unique mystery,Detective Adam Walker discover the clues to permanent weight-loss and complete cardiovascular fitness. He shows you how to slim down, shape up and look younger in only 21 days, and finally lose those unwanted pounds.


Autism's Hidden Blessings
Author: Kelly Langston
Genre: Psychology and Counseling

DESCRIPTION: Kelly Langston knows firsthand the struggles and victories associated with autism--from the time she heard her son's diagnosis and was given little more than a handshake and a brochure to the time she watched her son sing every word in his school musical. Through her experiences--the good and the bad--she discovered a beautiful blessing: God does care about autism. Better yet, he has a unique and marvelous purpose for children with autism--a purpose no less than that of any other child.


Harsh Pink with Bonus Content
Author: Melody Carlson
Genre: Religious Fiction - Teen-age Issues

DESCRIPTION: Kendra, the most popular girl in school, decides to make Reagan part of her elite crew. But Reagan finds that acceptance has a steep price, as her new friends make life miserable for anyone who gets in their way. And after a tragic accident and party gone too far, can Reagan make the right choices? The twelfth book in the TrueColorsfiction series, Harsh Pink goes deeper into important teen issues, such as peer pressure, relationships, identity, and values. Includes bonus chapter taken from Damaged by Melody Carlson.


The Truth About Managing Effectively (Collection)
Author: Stephen P. Robbins
Genre: Business - Staffing Guidebook

DESCRIPTION: Staffing specialist Fyock displays considerable acumen in this guidebook on how to hire the right person for the right job. The critical first step is to know your organizational needs, and whom you need to fill those needs: a risk-taker who embraces change and innovation or a knowledge-hungry, lifelong learner. Fyock then moves on to the practicalities, laying them out with frankness and a propulsive energy in short, bulleted chapters. The best candidates will likely be passive ones; you have to go get them through talent hunting. There is no shame in rehiring, and it is wise to look in-house first and to tap retirees. Don't avoid job-hoppers; some spots don't require long tenures. You have to sell yourself to top prospects, but don't oversell as you will look desperate (a red flag in both prospects and employers). When it comes to the interview, Fyock notes the importance of probing, though not aggressively so. Don't put too much emphasis on the resume, for these have a way of attracting plenty of exaggerations, and beware of any incomplete answers on the application. Sharp, necessary words for both employers and prospective employees.


Presentations in Action: 80 Memorable Presentation Lessons from the Masters
Author: Jerry Weissman
Genre: Business - Presentation

DESCRIPTION: Want to make outstanding presentations? See how others have done it! Legendary presentations coach Jerry Weissman shares powerful examples from the media, sports, politics, science, art, music, literature, the military, and beyond. Weissman's examples reveal universal truths about effective communication-and help you supercharge everything from content and graphics to delivery!


The Rules of Life, Expanded Edition: A Personal Code for Living a Better, Happier, More Successful Life (Richard Templar's Rules)
Author: Richard Templar
Genre: Business - Personal Transformation

DESCRIPTION: Some people seem more contented, fulfilled, enthusiastic about life... just plain happier. Is it genes? Money? No. It's the choices they make, how they behave, every single day. Now, Richard Templar brings together the rules that happy, successful people follow: small, simple, common-sense, doable rules that can change your life!


Kidz Bop: Be a Pop Star!
Author: Kimberly Potts
Genre: Children's Fiction

DESCRIPTION: Everything kids need to know to make their rock star dreams come true! From writing cool songs and getting a group together to putting on shows and shooting music videos, this is all aspiring rockers need to take the world by stage--just like the Kidz Bop kids do! Plus! As an added bonus, these enthusiastic song lovers will be able to participate online with Kidz Bop and vote on storylines, upload original videos for e-book inclusion, and access special bonus content.


Christina's Tapestry (Tapestries, Book One)
Author: N.J. Walters
Genre: Erotica

DESCRIPTION: "First in the Tapestries series. Christina Beaumont impulsively buys an expensive tapestry that she sees in a shop window, having no idea how that one action will change her life. The magical tapestry not only transports her to Javara, a world that resembles medieval Earth, but also into the arms of two massive warriors who both want to claim her. Jarek and Marc, Brothers of the House of Garen, are elated to discover the tapestry has delivered Christina to them. Women are scarce in their world, so the men of a family must compete for the right to be her husband. But before she can choose, Christina first has to experience the lovemaking of both brothers, separately and together. Jarek and Marc use all their considerable sexual skills to pleasure her in ways she's never imagined. But the tapestry also offers another choice. Christina could return to her own world. Jarek and Marc join forces to convince Christina to stay with them even as they fight a rival family for the right to keep her as their very own"


101 Ways to Find a Ghost
Author: Melissa Martin Ellis
Genre: Health, Mind and Body

DESCRIPTION: Ghost-hunting expert Melissa Martin Ellis has seen, felt, and sensed it all. And now, thanks to this guide, you too can part the veil between us and the mysterious world on the other side. Whether you want to track down and record spirits or you're just intrigued as to whether or not these phantasms really do exist, Ellis will guide your exploration of paranormal activity. It's easier than ever to detect and even communicate with ghosts . . . if you're prepared for what you may find.


Chips, Clones, and Living Beyond 100: How Far Will the Biosciences Take Us?
Author: Joyce A. Schoemaker
Genre: Neuroscience

DESCRIPTION: Technology scholar Paul and microbiology researcher Joyce Schoemaker review "the scientific and technological forces that make living beyond 100 possible, as well as the economic, social, and political obstacles that might stand in the way," which they believe "will shape the world between now and the year 2025." This bioscience tour begins with a brief history of medicine, from the discovery of hygiene through the discovery of DNA, to cloning and biotechnology, delving into the biomedicine industry of today and in several visions of the future. In fluid language, the scientists discuss medical advances including gene testing and therapy, medical sensors and devices, and vaccine technologies, emphasizing the components of a successful technology with regard to economics, ethics, regulations, infrastructure, and investment. Uncertainties about the rapidly emerging field's future come up in questions like, "How much do we really want to know about our health, especially when it is unclear how much we can alter it?" This concise, accessible overview will most appeal to those working outside the field, including investors, medical professionals and engineers, as well as those seeking a biomedicine career.

[These are from Joyce's free-books alerts Monday in the forums, 10/24, 12 books.][

Another thread mentioned "A Window in the Earth" - by Matthew Fish, with 3 good ratings by people who purchased the book.

Ongoing popular discussions
  . Unusual calls from Amazon because of forum posts   Newer
  . Personal docs now sendable to individual Kindles again   Newer
  . [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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