Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Free Kindle books (10/26) - 3 (morning) + discounted-book alerts + usual promos


Oct. 26: - Wednesday: 3 newly-free books. Also, today there are several highly-rated, lower-cost newly (temporarily) discounted books.

A King in a Court of Fools
, by Larry Enright, 21 customer reviews, 5.0 stars, $0.00

Genre: Humorous fiction, coming of age, nostalgia
Growing up in the 50s. The customer reviews are extremely positive

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.)
Crossing Oceans, by Gina Holmes, 208 customer reviews, 4.4 stars
    Daily Deal until the end of Wednesday 10/26:
      Tuesday's Price: $9.59
      Wednesday's Discount: $7.60
      Wednesday's Daily Deal Price: $1.99 (79% off)

"...haunting tale that packs an emotional wallop. Keep tissues near. --Publishers Weekly   Holmes's characters are so real they pop from the pages...dramatic, emotional, faith-based novel" --Booklist

  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 10/24-26

  These include the following lower-cost books:
  .  You Don't have to Learn the Hard Way: Making it in the Real World: A Guide for Graduates, by J. R. Parrish, 17 customer reviews, 4.9 stars, $1.79 (Digital List price $19.95) - found by Joanna.
  .  Give Me Liberty, by Naomi Wolf, 29 customer reviews, 4.5 stars, $2.99, published by Simon & Schuster, in paperback for $11.16 - found by Emily Bronte
  .  The Element of Fire., by Martha Wells, 15 customer reviews, 4.7 stars, $2.99 - found by TravelingGal (may be free on
  .  Decision at Sea : Five Naval Battles that Shaped American History, by Craig L. Symonds, 18 customer reviews, 4.3 stars, $1.99 - found by Bookish Booker.
  .  Waiting for Autumn, by Scott Blum, 113 customer reviews, 4.6 stars, $0.89 - found by Emily Bronte

There are other lower priced books too, and others that are quite a bit higher but recently discounted.

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:

3 FREE Books for Wednesday, as of early morning...

One Imperfect Christmas
Author: Myra Johnson
Genre: Relgious - Spiritual

DESCRIPTION:Graphic designer Natalie Pearce faces the most difficult Christmas of her life. For almost a year, her mother has lain in a nursing home, the victim of a massive stroke, and Natalie blames herself for not being there when it happened. Worse, she's allowed the monstrous load of guilt to drive a wedge between her and everyone she loves-most of all her husband Daniel. Her marriage is on the verge of dissolving, her prayer life is suffering, and she's one Christmas away from hitting rock bottom.Junior-high basketball coach Daniel Pearce is at his wit's end. Nothing he's done has been able to break through the wall Natalie has erected between them. And their daughter Lissa's adolescent rebellion isn't helping matters. As Daniel's hope reaches its lowest ebb, he wonders if this Christmas will spell the end of his marriage and the loss of everything he holds dear.


The Lord is My Shepherd (Psalm 23 Mysteries)
Author: Debbie Viguie
Genre: Religious - Spiritual

DESCRIPTION: Cindy's church is getting ready to celebrate Easter, and Jeremiah's Temple is preparing for Passover when Cindy literally stumbles over the body of an unknown man lying dead in the sanctuary. The church was locked, and a bloody cross necklace on the floor seems to be the only clue. The killer is likely a member of the congregation, but there are hints that similar deaths have happened in the past. Are Cindy and Jeremiah dealing with a serial killer? They have to unravel the clues before Easter Sunday arrives and more people die.Cindy and Jeremiah come from two different worlds, even though they work right next door to each other. Cindy is a strong Christian who lives a normal but somewhat dull life, working as a church secretary. Jeremiah is a Reformed rabbi with a mysterious past full of danger and excitement. But one eventful Easter/Passover week, the two find themselves working together to solve a murder and stop a serial killer from striking again. Solving the mystery should put an end to their alliance, but the church secretary and the rabbi quickly find themselves enmeshed in another mystery. Soon the two form a friendly alliance and friendship, exploring personal history and faith and growing closer with each passing adventure. Despite their differences Cindy and Jeremiah find a lot of common ground.


Lyric's Cop (Crime Tells, Book One)
Author: Jory Strong
Genre: Erotica

DESCRIPTION: Book 1 in the Crime Tells series. Solving a case about pilfered pooches is pretty tame work for a vice cop, but when the victim is your grandmother, well... the police take care of their own. Trouble is, one look at Lyric Montgomery, the PI his grandmother has hired to recover her stolen dachshunds, and Kieran Burke knows he's got a problem. He's never been turned on so fast-or so attracted to a hellion with a reputation for breaking the law.Lyric Montgomery can't believe she's falling for a cop. She's always had a little problem staying inside the lines, and Kieran is definitely a complication she doesn't need. But his dominant, I'm-in-control attitude tempts her like fire tempts a pyromaniac.Kieran may lay down the rules, but he quickly finds out that for Lyric, breaking them is half the fun, especially when it drives him crazy and evokes his special brand of "punishment".As the trail heats up, it isn't the only thing burning hot enough to melt steel. Bad boy Kieran finds the only way to keep his sexy little pet detective safe may be tying her to his bed-permanently."

[These are from Joyce's free-books alerts Wednesday in the forums, 10/26, 3 books as of morning.][

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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  1. "Crossing Oceans" is by Gina Holmes, not Deborah Reed (the latter was the author of yesterday's special deal).

  2. Mark,
    Good to see you. Thanks very much for the quick correction. Templates don't always work well for me :-)


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