Free & Discounted Kindle Book Offers

Here’s your first group of free and discounted Kindle book offers in a variety of genres for Thursday: for those books listed as being free or discounted in this post – while the pricing of the free and discounted status is valid at the time of this posting, please make sure you check the pricing carefully before you press the “buy” button as it could revert back to its normal status at any time!

Dangerous Habits, by Susan Hunter, is regularly $3.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 18 customer reviews.

Category: Mystery

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

A dead nun, a smart reporter, a twisting tale, an ending you won’t see coming.

Investigative reporter Leah Nash is rarely at a loss for words. But when a message from a dead nun reaches her just hours after the woman’s body is pulled from the river, it takes her breath away.

Sister Mattea left an urgent note asking Leah to meet her. But the only connection between them is DeMoss Academy, a residential school for troubled kids run by an order of Catholic nuns. Sister Mattea worked there. Leah’s younger sister Lacey died there.

But Lacey’s death was five years ago. Why did Sister Mattea want to talk to Leah now? Lacey’s ex-boyfriend offers Leah a disturbing clue, one that sets her on an investigation that puts her at odds with just about everyone in town, including her oldest friend, her publisher, and even her own mother.

But whether chasing a lead or butting heads with a boss, Leah just can’t quit. She’s funny, irreverent and stubborn as hell. As she starts closing in on the real story behind her sister’s death, someone starts closing in on her. And just when she’s got it all figured out, a shocking revelation changes everything.

Leah’s always been willing to kill for a good story, but will she die for one?

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/izk2r8 into your web browser to pick up your copy of Dangerous Habits.

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How Bridge McCoy Learned To Say I Love You, by Robert K. Swisher Jr., is regularly $3.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 21 customer reviews.

Category: Contemporary Romance

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

An off center love story about a man who walks two steps forward and one backward, hates change, and after his wife leaves him because he is a lousy writer and will never be able to buy her gold and diamonds, moves to Lost City, an obscure art town, and opens a gallery called WHY AM I HERE, vowing he will never fall in love again. But, as life goes, he tumbles head over heels for Vivian, owner of a coffee house named the WAKE UP OR DIE, but when he tries to tell her I love you all he can stammer is, “I, I, I, Lo, Lo, Lo,” and he starts choking like there is a meatball stuck in his throat. A zany look at modern life with a cast of not so normal characters – a blind painter, a lady that believes there is a rock of rocks that will enlighten mankind, people that are paranoid because there is only six billion years until the sun devours the earth, two hundred dogs that are tired of organic dog treats, a woman that is so happy bubbles trail behind her, a man with sixteen girlfriends, and many many more. A love story that will leave you with a smile and a warm feeling in your heart and shaking your head saying, “I have never read a novel like this one.”

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/qvvhlp into your web browser to pick up your copy of How Bridge McCoy Learned To Say I Love You.

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Blood Brothers, by M.F. Soriano, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars based on 19 customer reviews.

Category: Fantasy

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

REJECTED BY HIS PEOPLE…
A Bloodmark–a dark red stain marring one side of his face. Grillis was born with it, and because of it, the townspeople of Bonnehampton want nothing to do with him. The only person to ever show him any kindness is his grandmother. And now she’s dead.

BETRAYED BY HIS FAMILY…
Horn head. Goat-son bastard. Witch. Athemon is of the Caprine race, and because of that he has been called all of these things. But Athemon learns that his race can be a source of power instead of oppression. And when he starts to harness that power, his own family turns against him.

SELECTED BY A GOD…
She is the mist that moves in the forest. She is the mother of all things. And She has chosen Verlvik for Herself, marking him in his body and his spirit. What She has claimed must be given. And what She has claimed is Verlvik’s very life.

THROWN TOGETHER BY THE FATES…
Grillis. Athemon. Verlvik. Three young men, struggling to survive in a world where monsters roam, and where men are monstrous. A world where a single stroke of an axe can start a series of events that will threaten an entire nation. A world where brotherhood offers the only hope of redemption, and brotherhood isn’t something you’re born into, it’s something you earn.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/4dqmmf into your web browser to pick up your copy of Blood Brothers.

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Stocks, Bonds, and Soccer Moms, by Michelle Perry Higgins, is regularly $9.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on 32 customer reviews.

Category: Humor

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Are you juggling motherhood, marriage–and perhaps a career? Whether you’re a career woman or a stay-at-home mom, you want to give your all in every part of your life.

Personal time and romance become distant memories and the stress piles high. Sound familiar?

There is a solution!

Stocks, Bonds & Soccer Moms returns you to that all-important sense of balance, fulfillment, and contentedness in seven clear steps.

Put the romance back in your marriage

Learn to set boundaries and ask for help Let go of perfectionism and the damaging myth of the Supermom; the secret principle that will change everything

Receive the help you need with your kids and household responsibilities

Eliminate energy-sucking, toxic relationships and replace them with a supportive sisterhood

Take control of your finances, set clear financial goals, and sleep so much better at night

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/jrbe4v into your web browser to pick up your copy of Stocks, Bonds, and Soccer Moms.

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God’s Memory, by Michael Landsberg, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 38 customer reviews.

Category: Thriller

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:
**Dear readers. Due to numerous comments, all parts of God’ Memory have now been combined into one. Thank you for your feedback.**

President Charles Taylor enjoys a life of wealth and privilege after the unprecedented terrorist attack carried out by people in his own retinue.

Aaron Rothfeld, the head of a mighty financial clan, uses the President as a pawn in a grandiose game for the ultimate power.

Rich, talented Zoe Stafford is blinded by the desire to avenge her mother, who was killed in the attack.

Zakhar, Zoe’s father and a veteran of the Soviet-Afghan war, is living out an empty, pointless life in which only hatred and violent reflexes remain.

Four different lives. Four strong, unconventional people. Their paths are destined to cross, leading them into a bloody war whose outcome could change the world.

Click here to pick up your copy of God’s Memory.

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Horses and Heroin, by Bev Pettersen, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based 280 customer reviews.

Category: Romantic Mystery

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Jockey School Is Not What It Seems.

A talented rider disappears without a trace.

His frantic sister poses as a student.

A private investigator’s plans for quiet recuperation are shattered.

Megan is determined to find her missing brother even though no one else at the illustrious California Jockey School seems to care. Her only ally is a recuperating PI who unfortunately is the owner’s best friend. Soon she is caught between a blossoming romance and a far-reaching conspiracy…and misplaced trust can be deadly.

Click here to pick up your copy of Horses and Heroin.

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Free Kindle Books and How to Find Them, by Michael Gallagher, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based 70 customer reviews.

Category: Reference / Advice & How-To

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

This is the book that helped launch this whole blog thing….

Please note this eBook is not USA-specific: in other words, each site mentioned in this Guide allows you to download and enjoy their content on your Kindle no matter which country you may live.

From the author of the Amazon Kindle best-selling blog “Free Kindle Books and Tips” comes this update to your definitive guide to millions of free books online! Rather than limit yourself to the offerings at Amazon, there are literally thousands upon thousands of books, short stories, and more available to you for no charge which you can transfer directly to your Kindle or other eBook reader, download via the Kindle’s WhisperNet service or email directly to your Kindle.

Sure, you could spend several hours performing the same research, but save yourself the time and frustration as this guide will show you where to look and find thousands of books so you can read to your heart’s content!

Everyone enjoys receiving free stuff – the author included. This guide shows you where you can receive several hundred thousand (actually over a million) free books, blogs, short stories, and other content. Theoretically, you will never have to pay another cent for Kindle reading content again.

This guide also provides a brief overview of how to transfer books to your Kindle, the various file formats that are compatible with the Kindle, and how to download free books from the Internet and transfer to your Kindle.

Click here to pick up your copy of Free Kindle Books and How to Find Them.

 

Enter to win a new Kindle Fire! Just click here or point your web browser to http://smarturl.it/914kf to enter – please be sure to tell your family and friends so they can have a chance to enter, also!

 

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Last Day for This Free Kindle Book

In case you missed it in Friday’s post the book that helped this whole blog thing for me, Free Kindle Books and How to Find Them, is free today – today is the last day for it to be offered for free – this is the updated version and it will be free through tonight; if you haven’t grabbed it yet you can if you click here or type in www.smarturl.it/fkb into your web browser.

Yes, you will find what I call the “big list” of links to free Kindle books by category / genre in the Amazon Kindle store – I had to take that down from the blog’s website because of the rules implemented last year…if you use these links you could literally read for the rest of your life and not pay another dime.

This is the first time I have offered this version of the book for free and I’m not sure when I will do it again so, if you haven’t grabbed it yet what are you waiting for? I’m also 150% certain your family and friends would appreciate your telling them about this book being free so please pass this information on to them – I’d really like to get this on the top of the category lists so please download away!

One final note – because of inconsistencies in how the blog’s posts show up on Facebook, Twitter, etc. (they all seem to want to be paid lots of cash I don’t have in order for the posts to be seen on your devices) I’m having a push to sign up people for the daily digest emails. Of course it’s free to sign up and receive the email option and I believe it helps compliment the other methods of seeing the Kindle book offers. I’d appreciate it if you would give it a try – you can always unsubscribe if it is not for you: just click here or type in http://www.fkbooksandtips.com/subscribe into your web browser – just fill in your email address, smack the “Subscribe” button, and make sure you reply to the confirmation email!

I hope each of you have a great rest of your weekend-

Michael

More Free & Discounted Kindle Book Offers

Here’s your next group of free and discounted Kindle book offers in a variety of genres for Sunday: for those books listed as being free in this post – while the pricing of the free status is valid at the time of this posting, please make sure you check the pricing carefully before you press the “buy” button as it could revert back to paid status at any time!

Scattered Links, by Michelle Weidenbenner, is regularly $4.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 26 customer reviews.

Category: Young Adult

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

“Scattered Links is a novel that pulls its characters from the gutters and, in the end, celebrates the tenacity of the human spirit.” A reviewer comment.

Thirteen-year-old Oksana lives on the streets of Russia with her pregnant mama and abusive aunt—both prostitutes. When Mama swells into labor, Oksana makes a decision to save herself from abandonment, a decision that torments her forever. But her plan fails when her aunt dumps her in an orphanage before she has the chance to say goodbye to her mama or tell her the secret that haunts her.

Scattered Links is a story of family and the consequences that come from never learning how to love. It’s a story of a girl’s inability to bond with her adopted family and the frustrations that follow.

How can a child understand the mechanics of forming a healthy relationship when she never had a mother who answered her cries, held her when she was frightened, fed her when she was hungry, or loved her unconditionally?

Only when the child meets a rescued abused horse, and recognizes the pain in his eyes, does she begin to trust again.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/9b0j3h into your web browser to pick up your copy of Scattered Links.

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Natural Green Cleaning: How To Organize, Clean, And Keep Your Home Spotless Without Toxic Cleaners , by Ben Night, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 50 customer reviews.

Category: Advice & How-To

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

The trend towards natural cleaning has grown significantly in the past few years as many people are ditching harsh chemicals in favor of natural cleaning products. Synthetic cleaning solutions contain chemicals that have many families concerned about their long-term health effects. Not only do these cleaning solutions contain toxic chemicals for your family, but they also harm the environment. This book will focus on teaching you how to clean your home with natural products so you can put away those harsh chemicals once and for all.

This Book Will Cover:
• Natural Green Kitchen Cleaning Recipes
• Kitchen Organization/Cleaning Techniques
• Natural Green Bathroom Cleaning Recipes
• Bathroom Cleaning Tips And Tricks
• Natural Green Bedroom Cleaning Recipes
• Closet organization and bedroom cleaning techniques
• Living room and office natural cleaning recipes
• much, much, more!

In this book we will cover numerous cleaning recipes, techniques, and tips that will help you quickly clean your house without synthetic chemicals. Not only are these recipes as effective as their chemical counterparts, but you will find they are sometimes less expensive. We will cover the benefits of cleaning with natural solutions and even provide you with a rough guideline to help you clean your home. So join the crowd, download now, and replace those harmful cleaning solutions with natural replacements

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/5jz99x into your web browser to pick up your copy of Natural Green Cleaning: How To Organize, Clean, And Keep Your Home Spotless Without Toxic Cleaners .

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Belfast Girls, by Gerry McCullough, is regularly $2.99 but is discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 81 customer reviews.

Category: Contemporary Romance

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

The story of three girls – Sheila, Phil and Mary – growing up into the new emerging post-conflict Belfast of money, drugs, high fashion and crime; and of their lives and loves.

Sheila, a supermodel, is kidnapped. Phil is sent to prison. Mary, surviving a drug overdose, has a spiritual awakening.

It is also the story of the men who matter to them –

John Branagh, former candidate for the priesthood, a modern Darcy, someone to love or hate. Will he and Sheila ever get together? Davy Hagan, drug dealer, ‘mad, bad and dangerous to know’. Is Phil also mad to have anything to do with him?

Although from different religious backgrounds, starting off as childhood friends, the girls manage to hold on to that friendship in spite of everything.

A book about contemporary Ireland and modern life. A book which both men and women can enjoy – thriller, romance, comedy, drama – and much more

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/mk59pi into your web browser to pick up your copy of Belfast Girls.

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Quote of the Day 2014, by Reed & Rylee Gallagher, is just $2.99 today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 9 customer reviews.

Category: Reference / Inspirational

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

The Quote of the Day 2014 provides inspirational and humorous quotes. You are sure to find something to inspire you or make you chuckle in your walk of life. Each quote was hand-selected by the author, and features inspiring quotes from the famous and not-so-famous everyday people.

Reed Gallagher and Rylee Gallagher are students in middle school and high school, respectively, and have already had one of their books reach the Top 100 Kindle Bestsellers in 2013. 10% of the proceeds from this title will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Original cover artwork illustration by Reed Gallagher

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/2014quote into your web browser to pick up your copy of Quote of the Day 2014.

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Meant for Her, by Amy Gamet, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 129 customer reviews.

Category: Romantic Suspense

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Book one of the Love and Danger series.

A code only she can break… A man only she was made for…

A raging fire consumes a Florida hotel room, leaving behind the charred remains of a mystery man and the key to a safe deposit box. What’s inside leads investigators to Julie Trueblood, a woman who is not what she seems, and a secret only she can decipher.

Julie’s life has been devastated once before, and she has spent the last ten years trying to separate herself from history. The fire forces open the door to her past, bringing her face-to-face with her greatest fears, and her only hope for the future.

As the Navy investigator on the case, Hank Jared realizes he’s three steps behind the moment he walks in the door. While he works to unravel the truth behind his assignment, passion ignites between him and Julie. Will he choose the love of a woman he doesn’t completely trust, or the Navy career he has worked for his entire life?

Click here to pick up your copy of Meant for Her.

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More Free & Discounted Kindle Book Offers for Friday

Included in this post are more free and discounted Kindle book offers in a variety of genres for your consideration: for those books listed as being “free” in this post – while the pricing of the free status is valid at the time of this posting, please make sure you check the pricing carefully before you press the “buy” button as it could revert back to paid status at any time!

The Grind Show, by Phil Tucker, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 41 customer reviews.

Category: Paranormal

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

For those who can see demons there is but one maxim: hunt them down until your luck runs out, and then hope for an easy death.

Or so Jason thought until one hellish night in a desert ghost town leaves his life in ruins and his soul tainted with demonic power.

Now the tables are turned and he’s the prey, forced to fight a running battle to keep himself and his friends alive. But at what price is he willing to buy his freedom? The demons care nothing for collateral damage, and as the death toll mounts the darkness within him grows stronger, making it ever harder for Jason to resist the allure of his new found powers…

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/grindshow into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Grind Show.

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Quote of the Day 2014, by Reed Gallagher & Rylee Gallagher, is just $2.99 today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 3 customer reviews.

Category: Reference/Non-Fiction

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

The Quote of the Day 2014 provides inspirational and humorous quotes. You are sure to find something to inspire you or make you chuckle in your walk of life. Each quote was hand-selected by the author, and features inspiring quotes from the famous and not-so-famous everyday people.

Reed Gallagher and Rylee Gallagher are students in middle school and high school, respectively, and have already had one of their books reach the Top 100 Kindle Bestsellers in 2013. 10% of the proceeds from this title will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/2014quote into your web browser to pick up your copy of Quote of the Day 2014.

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Moon’s Flower , by Marie Hall, is just $2.99 today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 21 customer reviews.

Category: Fantasy

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:
Once upon a time, long, long ago a flower fairy looked up to the sky and dared to fall in love with the Man in the Moon…

Or so goes the tale that Danika weaves for the gathered fae children. Tonight is the night to learn a hidden tale of Kingdom. A story long forgotten, remembered by few. A tale of treachery, of love, betrayal and woe… but there’s more to the story than meets the eye. This isn’t just a tale of Jericho and Calanthe and their doomed Shakespearean romance, for tonight the truth of one beloved Kingdom character will be revealed

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/moonsflower into your web browser to pick up your copy of Moon’s Flower .

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Aftermath, by Owen Baillie, is just $2.99 today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 32 customer reviews.

Category: Science Fiction

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Australia … a huge, sprawling land filled with danger … but nothing as dangerous as this …
Deep beneath defense headquarters in the Australian Capital Territory, the last ranking Army chief considers the collapse of his country, and the contingency plan to win it back.

One hundred and fifty miles away, five friends returning from a month-long camping trip slowly discover that the world has turned horribly wrong, that a virus has ravaged the entire east coast of Australia. The dead now walk the land, seeking flesh and blood. Armed with dwindling ammunition, the friends must overcome their differences, utilize their individual skills, and face horrors they never imagined … but not all zombies are the same …

What will they find if they can all reach their hometown? Will their families or friends have survived? What twists and turns will the group encounter, and what life-threatening decisions will they face?

Their personalities and agendas will conflict, as each fights for their place in this new world, a world unlike anything they could have imagined…

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/qvfyqf into your web browser to pick up your copy of Aftermath.

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An American Outlaw, by John Stonehouse, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 4 customer reviews.

Category: Action & Adventure, Suspense, Thriller

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

The scion of one of the West’s great outlaws comes home from the war in Iraq–Gilman James, the last of three childhood friends to return.
His brothers-in-arms are mere shadows of their former selves–Gil, unmarked–determines to take care of them. But how far should a man go for the people he loves?

Stepping across the line between right and wrong, Gil finds himself stranded in the Texan desert–as a bank heist he’s planned goes horribly wrong. Pursued into the badlands by US Marshal John Whicher, Gil crosses paths with Tennille Labrea; an outlander, with her own demons to fight. Shielding a secret too precious to share with anyone, she’s ready to cross her own line in the sand.

What makes an outlaw? Marshal John Whicher, veteran of the First Gulf War thinks he knows. But can natural justice ever outrank the law? For three very different people a moment of reckoning is set in train: violent, defining; inescapable.

Click here to pick up your copy of An American Outlaw.

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Hearts Unfold, by Karen Welch, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 27 customer reviews.

Category: Romance / Women’s Fiction

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

A secret Christmas homecoming, a blinding snowstorm, and in the course of one night two shattered lives will be changed forever.

Nineteen-year-old Emily Haynes had lost almost everything she loved. Relying on what seems to be guidance from her invalid father, she returns to her past in hopes of discovering some sign toward the future. What begins as a joyous homecoming quickly becomes a nightmare when a badly injured stranger stumbles on the scene, his brief presence threatening to alter everything Emily believes about herself and the plan for her life. A less determined girl might have been shaken by such an experience, but not Emily. She is certain she’s made the right choice, so certain that in the following three years, she almost convinces herself.

Superstar violinist Stani Moss appeared to have everything–fame, fortune and a career guaranteed to bring more of the same, until one hasty decision placed it all in jeopardy. Terrified and confused, Stani struggles not only to recover his former skill, but to find answers to the questions which haunt him. Throughout his slow journey back, one image lingers in his buried memories of that fateful night–the vision of a girl he’s never met. The journey will eventually lead him to Emily, and beyond that day, everything about his life will be transformed.

Set in the years around 1970, Hearts Unfold begins the saga of two people whose paths should never have crossed, who defy the odds to create a place they can share. The first of four volumes in the Miracle at Valley Rise Series, this novel could stand alone as a triumphant tale of romance, but there’s much more to the story, as Emily and Stani reveal their pasts and strive to bridge the distance between their worlds. Follow their progress, be entertained by their adventures, and perhaps be inspired by their unwavering belief in the transforming power of love.

Click here to pick up your copy of Hearts Unfold.

Looking for more – or a more reliable – source of free books for your Kindle? You can check out my book, Free Kindle Books and How to Find Them, which was updated in November 2013 if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/fkb into your web browser!

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Free Kindle Books and How to Find Them

Today’s Featured Kindle Book of the Day is an update to the original book that started this whole blog thing for me, Free Kindle Books and How to Find Them, by yours truly. I updated this book with a new version and quietly released it last month.

 

 

One of the earlier versions of this book was in the Top 100 bestseller lists of all Kindle books sold for two years running, and it has been the #1 downloaded reference guide for several years running. After reading this book it is how many of you found your way to the blog.

So, what’s changed from the previous version? I’ve added several new resources that has some interesting content but, more important to most of you (based on the emails I’ve received), it also contains the huge list of links to the free content available on the Amazon website: I had to take that list down from the blog due to various Amazon changes last spring, but the list lives on in this book all sorted by genre in the Amazon Kindle storefront.

If you just opened up a new Kindle for Christmas, or maybe you’re a Kindle veteran, having access to this list will save you one heck of a lot more money than the cost of this book – if you literally downloaded every free Kindle book offered from the resources in this guide, you would literally have 3+ million books to read in a variety of genres!

Check it out, and I’d appreciate it if you considered purchasing it – heck, purchase it now and if you don’t like it Amazon will always give you a refund!

You can click here or type in http://smarturl.it/fkb into your web browser to see if this book is for you.

Thanks for your active participation with the blog, my family and I appreciate it!

Michael

Quote of the Day 2014

Today’s Featured Kindle Book of the Day is Quote of the Day 2014, by Reed Gallagher and Rylee Gallagher, and this book is just $2.99 today in the Amazon Kindle store.

Category: Reference / Non-Fiction

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

The Quote of the Day 2014 provides inspirational and humorous quotes. You are sure to find something to inspire you or make you chuckle in your walk of life. Each quote was hand-selected by the author, and features inspiring quotes from the famous and not-so-famous everyday people.

Reed Gallagher and Rylee Gallagher are students in middle school and high school, respectively, and have already had one of their books reach the Top 100 Kindle Bestsellers in 2013. 10% of the proceeds from this title will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Original cover artwork illustration by Reed Gallagher

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/2014quote into your web browser to pick up your copy of Quote of the Day 2014.

 

Looking for more – or a more reliable – source of free books for your Kindle? You can check out my book, Free Kindle Books and How to Find Them, which was updated in November 2013 if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/fkb into your web browser!

 

Organize your books on your Kindle Fire with the Collections and Categories App! Click Here or type in http://smarturl.it/firecollections into your web browser to get it now!

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A Little Different Rambling Blog Post

Well, this post is a little bit different, so please bear with me for a few moments…

I frequently mention my family in my “rambling” blog posts as they usually keep me grounded in reality. A 9th grade daughter and a 6th grade son keep my wife and me on our toes! As many of you know, since I have mentioned it a few times over the years, they are always looking for ways to start their own business, make extra money, you name it. They have always said they wanted to write a book and put it up for sale in the Amazon Kindle storefront. My usual reply was “sure, what’s your topic or subject?”

That usually started a conversation over the years of random things such as the relatively unknown (yet obviously in high demand) guide to crazy blue frogs, a book of limericks or riddles, a kid’s book review club, a pirate adventure book, or even a guide to playing Pokemon; I still don’t understand Pokemon after all of these years, and I doubt many parents ever will. As with many great ideas for both kids and adults, the idea was always there but the execution never seemed to happen.

All of that changed last year after our daughter approached me and said she wanted to go to Washington, DC for spring break with a group from her school. After I asked her how she was going to pay for it, she replied back she was going to write a book – little brother jumped in on the conversation, also, and so they did. Start to finish, and pretty much all by themselves.

I will tell you they spent days compiling and editing the book, collaborating, making corrections, you name it. Most important to me they learned a heck of a lot, did quite a bit of research, discussed what they wanted to do and compromised with each other (after a little arguing and some refereeing by Mom and Dad), worked on creating a book cover, and did what a lot of adults can’t do and figured out how to convert a text document to the Kindle format. Thanks to the generosity of many of you and lots of others, they raised enough to pay for our daughter’s spring break trip and our son to buy his very own laptop computer.

Why am I telling you all of this?

They have done it again – this time, they want to go on an as-yet to be determined trip over the summer as well as raise money for the Make-A-Wish foundation. Why did they pick the Make-A-Wish foundation? They watched a special featuring a wish child and, before the show was even over, they both said they wanted to do something to help another child get their own wish.

What’s the title or subject, you may ask (if you didn’t ask I was going to tell you anyway)? They have created a continuation of last year’s neat little book called Quote of the Day 2014, which provides a daily inspirational or humorous quote, and what they believe is something to inspire you each day or make you chuckle in your walk of life. Each quote was hand-selected by them, and features quotes from the famous and not-so-famous everyday people to begin your day.

Of course, I’d love for each of you to buy a copy not only for yourself but gift several copies of the Kindle version of the book to your friends and family! After Amazon takes their cut and the government demands their “fair” share, each copy sold will contribute $1.36 to their goal: 90% will go to their trip and 10% will go to the Make-A-Wish foundation of the Gulf Coast

 

You can check out the book if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/2014quote into your web browser.

In addition to my daughter and son thanking you if you purchase the book, my wife and I will be thanking you more as we try to teach them about putting in hard work in order to earn money to do the things you would like to do in life and families don’t have money trees growing in the back yard. If you do purchase or borrow (via your Prime membership) a copy, you have my appreciation – if this Kindle book venture of theirs is a success or otherwise, I’ll keep you updated on their status!

Thanks for listening, and your regularly-scheduled programing will resume soon!

Michael

More Free & Discounted Kindle Book Offers

Here are more free and discounted Kindle book offers in a variety of genres for your consideration: for those books listed as being “free” in this post – while the pricing of the free status is valid at the time of this posting, please make sure you check the pricing carefully before you press the “buy” button as it could revert back to paid status at any time!

Unreachable, by Katie Leone, is regularly $4.99 but has been discounted 80% to just 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on 10 customer reviews.

Category: Young Adult

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

They say no student is beyond reach – he’s out to prove them wrong.
Janice Rosenthal is entering her eighth year of teaching, but it might be her last. Never before has she had a student as unruly and insubordinate as this one. Andrew Bryant is the terror of seventh grade, a student known for driving teachers to the edge of retirement, and he is in her class.

How can Janice–and the rest of her students–make it through the school year with such a disruptive force in the classroom? Her only hope is to try to break through the orphan’s defenses, to pierce a wall that no other teacher has ever scratched.

When she discovers Andrew’s secret, two lives will be changed forever.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/unreachable into your web browser to pick up your copy of Unreachable.

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Hidden Under Her Heart , by Rachelle Ayala, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted 67% to just $0.99 in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 135 customer reviews.

Category: Women’s Fiction

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Maryanne Torres is a compassionate nurse who fails at relationships. After a string of losers, she swears off sex to land a marrying man. But a party she attends turns into a drinking binge, and she is raped.

Lucas Knight is a biracial athlete intent on winning the Ironman Triathlon. He finds Maryanne the next morning bloody and unconscious. Since Maryanne cannot identify her attacker, he becomes the prime suspect.

When Maryanne finds herself pregnant, she plans to abort, but the identity of her rapist is hidden in the baby’s DNA.

A trap is set. Lucas races to clear his name, but the secret Maryanne hides threatens to drown their chance for true love.

99,000 word HIDDEN UNDER HER HEART is a heartfelt love story mixed with controversy over difficult decisions.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/yrbylp into your web browser to pick up your copy of Hidden Under Her Heart .
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Let Them Eat Cake: A Novel , by Sandra Byrd, is regularly $2.99 but has been discounted 67% to just $0.99 in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 236 customer reviews.

Category: Religious Fiction

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Lexi Stuart is at a critical crossroads. She’s done with college but still living at home, ready to launch a career but unable to find a job, and solidly stalled between boyfriends.

When a lighthearted conversation in French with the manager of her favorite bakery turns into a job offer, Lexi accepts. But the actual glamour is minimal: the pay is less than generous, her co-workers are skeptical, her bank account remains vertically-challenged, and her parents are perpetually disappointed. Her only comfort comes from the flirtatious baker she has her eye–but even may not be who he seems to be!

So when a handsome young executive dashes into the bakery to pick up his high profile company’s special order for an important meeting–an order Lexi has flubbed–she loses her compulsion to please. Something inside Lexi clicks. Laissez la révolution commencer! Let the revolution begin!

Instead of trying to fulfill everyone else’s expectations for her life, Lexi embarks on an adventure in trusting herself and God with her future–très bon!

This book is written from a lightly Christian world view.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/8kl9jc into your web browser to pick up your copy of Let Them Eat Cake: A Novel.

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The Fiction Writer’s Handbook, by Shelly Lowenkopf, is regularly $7.99 but has been discounted 63% to just $2.99 today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 15 customer reviews.

Category: Non-Fiction / Reference

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Finalist

The Fiction Writer’s Handbook is the definitive volume to explain the words and phrases that writers and editors use when they talk about a work. In the highly competitive publishing world, today’s writers need to stay ahead of the competition and make every sentence count. This book will help new writers who need an understanding of the writing process, and seasoned writers will find this an energizing refresher course with new angles.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/7251 into your web browser to pick up your copy of The Fiction Writer’s Handbook.

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The 7th Day, by Nika Lubitsch and Karin Dufner, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 11 customer reviews. I received a note from the publisher saying this book would be free through November 18th.

Category: Mystery

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Two tales entwine

“The Seventh Day” has been on the top of the German Kindle´s best-selling list for many months.

Sybille and Michael are a happy couple, finally expecting their first baby. But then Michael disappears without a trace. Sybille finds herself in the middle of a living nightmare. When her husband is found, stabbed to death, there is one suspect only: his wife who is charged with murder. While listening to the witnesses´ testimonies in court, Sybille in her mind revisits her life with Michael. On day seven of the trial, suddenly the truth dawns on her. Now, she only has to find a way to prove it.

This devious mystery is set in Berlin and at a secret place, which is so secret that some readers recognized it.

Click here to pick up your copy of The 7th Day.

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Sarina’s Nightmare, by Robert Scanlon, is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and this book has received an average user rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on 11 customer reviews. I received a note from the author saying this book would be free for today only.

Category: Children and Middle Grade

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Inspired by Art; Baffled by Science; Freed by Magic

Sarina is already an extraordinarily talented artist at age 12. She has an ambition to become a world-famous painter, but her first year in high school is exposing the one weakness that could topple her plans—she is hopeless at maths and science, and it shows.

The Principal makes it clear that unless she passes the next maths assessment, she will not be allowed to continue her beloved art studies, and he will prevent her from entering the highly coveted ‘National Young Artists Breakthrough Competition’.

Sarina is thrown off-balance by a string of disturbing dreams that transport her into a parallel world; one that is under-threat and stricken by the loss of its women and children. When she responds to a cry for help from the other world’s only remaining boy, a deaf-mute, she unexpectedly encounters dark magic.

She finds herself battling a menacing sorcerer and a sadistic bird-like creature—and soon discovers she has hidden powers connected to her artistic talents.

As the deadline for the maths assessment draws near, Sarina can barely focus; and the vivid dreams are now putting everything at risk.

The boy begs Sarina to use her powers to help him save his world, but she is torn between safeguarding her own future and the boy’s desperate plea for help.

Fending off the constant put-downs from the annoying school genius, one day things take a sickening turn for the worse, and her strange dreams become her worst nightmare.

Click here to pick up your copy of Sarina’s Nightmare.

Check out Amazon’s Black Friday deals: you can click here or type in http://smarturl.it/amazonbfriday into your web browser – I’d strongly recommend you bookmark this link in your browser so you can keep in checking the deals as they seem to change every hour!

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Today's Kindle Daily Deal & Free App of the Day

Each day, Amazon sponsors the Kindle Daily Deal and the Free App of the Day.

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal is a one-day only offer where a specific Kindle book for adults, one for young readers (children or young adults), a romance, and a science fiction / fantasy title have been hand-selected by the editors at Amazon and significantly discounted for today only. Amazon has recently changed it up and is offering an additional genre for the Daily Deal: today’s additional genre is Education & Reference.

Amazon’s free App of the Day can be utilized on a Kindle Fire and Android-based smartphones and tablet computers, and the app can be a game, utility, or who knows? Each app is offered free for 24 hours and, after that period is over it goes back to paid status and a new app is the Free App of the Day.

Kindle Daily Deal

Today’s Kindle Daily Deal for adults is Queen’s Gambit, by Elizabeth Fremantle, and this book was $9.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted 80% to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 87 customer reviews.

Today’s Kindle Teen Daily Deal is The Changeling, by Zilpha Keatley Snyder, and this book was $7.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted 75% to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 44 customer reviews.

Today’s Science Fiction / Fantasy Daily Deal is actually nine classic books by Kurt Vonnegut, and these books are just $1.99 each.

Today’s Romance Daily Deal is Dark Awakening, by Kendra Leigh Castle, and this book was $8.00 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted 75% to just $1.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 35 customer reviews.

Today’s Education & Reference Daily Deal is Unlearning Liberty, by Greg Lukianoff, and this book was $25.99 yesterday in the Amazon Kindle Store but has been discounted 88% to just $2.99 for today only. This book has received an average user rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 39 customer reviews.

You can check each of them out if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser.

 

Here is the Queen’s Gambit book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

Widowed for the second time at age thirty-one Katherine Parr falls deeply for the dashing courtier Thomas Seymour and hopes at last to marry for love. However, obliged to return to court, she attracts the attentions of the ailing, egotistical, and dangerously powerful Henry VIII, who dispatches his love rival, Seymour, to the Continent. No one is in a position to refuse a royal proposal so, haunted by the fates of his previous wives—two executions, two annulments, one death in childbirth—Katherine must wed Henry and become his sixth queen.

Katherine has to employ all her instincts to navigate the treachery of the court, drawing a tight circle of women around her, including her stepdaughter, Meg, traumatized by events from their past that are shrouded in secrecy, and their loyal servant Dot, who knows and sees more than she understands. With the Catholic faction on the rise once more, reformers being burned for heresy, and those close to the king vying for position, Katherine’s survival seems unlikely. Yet as she treads the razor’s edge of court intrigue, she never quite gives up on love.

You can pick up your copy of Queen’s Gambit by clicking here or typing in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser.

 

 

Here is the The Changeling book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

Ivy and Martha are not ordinary friends, Ivy is changeling with supernatural powers—or is she?

Martha is incredibly unpopular. She’s overweight, buck-toothed, and shy. Ivy is an outcast. Her family lives on the outskirts of town amid a field of derelict orchards. But starting in second grade, the girls form a bond that allows them to take control of their own lives.

It all begins when Ivy tells Martha that she is no ordinary girl: She claims she’s a changeling, switched with the real Ivy at birth. With the strength of Ivy’s friendship, Martha becomes more confident and sure of herself. And through their bond, Ivy gains the normalcy she needs, away from life with her tumultuous family. When the two girls play, they enter an elaborate fantasy world all their own. But when the real world threatens to split them apart, their friendship becomes more important than ever.

This ebook features an extended biography of Zilpha Keatley Snyder.

You can pick up your copy of The Changeling by clicking here or typing in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser.

 

Due to the potential length of the post, I am not going to list out each of the Kurt Vonnegut books. However, you can check each of them out if you Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser.

 

Here is the Dark Awakening book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

Enter the world of the Dark Dynasties . . .

For centuries, shapeshifting vampire Tynan MacGillivray has prowled the night as an outcast, valued only for his ferocious hunting skills. When a feud among the immortals escalates into all-out war, he is ordered by his ruthless queen to locate a Seer-a human woman with a special gift-who can secure victory for their clan. Ty’s search leads him to a quiet New England town, but once he has the Seer in his grasp, her touch awakens within him a hunger like he’s never known . . .

Lily Quinn has always been different. Since childhood, she’s had vivid nightmares and an eerie sixth sense. When a sexy, silver-eyed stranger demands her help, Lily plunges into a new world of danger and sensuality. With Ty, she discovers sizzling passions she cannot deny and powers she cannot control. Soon, it is clear that Lily is much more than a Seer-she holds the key to ancient secrets and unthinkable destruction. But will a vampire’s vow of eternal protection stop these evil forces . . . or unleash her dark destiny?

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser to pick up your copy of Dark Awakening.

 

 

Here is the Unlearning Liberty book description from the Amazon website:

 

 

For over a generation, shocking cases of censorship at America’s colleges and universities have taught students the wrong lessons about living in a free society. Drawing on a decade of experience battling for freedom of speech on campus, First Amendment lawyer Greg Lukianoff reveals how higher education fails to teach students to become critical thinkers: by stifling open debate, our campuses are supercharging ideological divisions, promoting groupthink, and encouraging an unscholarly certainty about complex issues.

Lukianoff walks readers through the life of a modern-day college student, from orientation to the end of freshman year. Through this lens, he describes startling violations of free speech rights: a student in Indiana punished for publicly reading a book, a student in Georgia expelled for a pro-environment collage he posted on Facebook, students at Yale banned from putting an F. Scott Fitzgerald quote on a T shirt, and students across the country corralled into tiny “free speech zones” when they wanted to express their views.

But Lukianoff goes further, demonstrating how this culture of censorship is bleeding into the larger society. As he explores public controversies involving Juan Williams, Rush Limbaugh, Bill Maher, Richard Dawkins, Larry Summers—even Dave Barry and Jon Stewart—Lukianoff paints a stark picture of our ability as a nation to discuss important issues rationally. Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate illuminates how intolerance for dissent and debate on today’s campus threatens the freedom of every citizen and makes us all just a little bit dumber.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/dailydeal into your web browser to pick up your copy of Unlearning Liberty .

 

Free App of the Day

Today’s Free App of the Day is 4 in a 3D Row , and this app is normally $2.99 in the Amazon App Store but is free for today only.

Here is the app’s description from the Amazon App Store website:

4 IN A 3D ROW is innovative, addictive, challenging and offers a fun-to-play game for everyone.

TRAIN YOUR BRAIN AND PLAY DIFFERENT!

FEATURES
* A brand-new game style
* Single / Multiplayer Mode
* Simple and innovative control
* Addictive Leveling System
* Tons of Achievements and unlockable modes
* Worldwide Ranking System
* Stunning 3D HD graphics

You can pick up your free copy of 4 in a 3D Row by clicking here or typing in http://smarturl.it/appdeal into your web browser.

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Today's Featured Kindle Book

Today’s Featured Kindle Book of the Day is How I Sold 30,000 eBooks on Amazon’s Kindle-An Easy-To-Follow Self-Publishing Guidebook, by Martin Crosbie, and is regularly $7.99 but has been discounted 88% to just $0.99 in the Amazon Kindle store. This book has received an average user rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 11 customer reviews.

Category: Business / Reference

 

 

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

-Outlines the methods that the top 5% of successful self-published authors utilize to produce their eBooks in a professional, cost-effective manner
-Shows what happened after Amazon changed the rules and what you need to do right now to adjust your strategy
-How to adopt the philosophy that will allow promotional opportunities to come to you
-What you need to know in order to position yourself for a run at the bestseller lists

In February 2012 Martin Crosbie’s self-published eBook My Temporary Life hit Amazon’s top ten overall bestseller list. The next month Amazon posted a press release revealing that Crosbie had made $46,000 in one month, with one book. Previously to this, his novel was rejected one hundred and thirty times by traditional publishers and agents.
In the months that followed, My Temporary Life and its sequel have been consistent sellers, often sitting atop Amazon’s rankings. Crosbie’s story has been mentioned in Publisher’s Weekly, Forbes online, and other media outlets around the world. In fact, Amazon referred to him as one of their 2012 success stories in their year-end press release.
How I Sold 30,000 eBooks on Amazon’s Kindle-An Easy-To-Follow Self-Publishing Guidebook tells the story of how he became a full-time writer, detailing the specific steps he took to find and connect with his readers. Plus, it describes how to adjust and tweak your strategy as Amazon changes their systems.

Click here or type in http://smarturl.it/1033 into your web browser to pick up your copy of How I Sold 30,000 eBooks on Amazon’s Kindle-An Easy-To-Follow Self-Publishing Guidebook .

 

About the Author:

 

martin crosboe

 

In a press release, Amazon called Martin Crosbie one of their success stories of 2012. His self-publishing journey has been chronicled in Publisher’s Weekly, Forbes Online, and Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper. Martin’s debut novel, MY TEMPORARY LIFE, has been downloaded over one hundred and fifty thousand times and became an Amazon top ten overall bestseller.

MY NAME IS HARDLY, his second book, was written following reader requests to hear more about Hardly, the beloved character from MY TEMPORARY LIFE.

Martin was born in the Highlands of Scotland and currently makes his home in Vancouver, on the west coast of Canada. The third book in the MY TEMPORARY LIFE Trilogy will be released in 2014.

You can connect with Martin on his Facebook page facebook.com/martin.crosbie.3

Or follow him on Twitter @martinthewriter

Or email him at martin@martincrosbie.com

You can visit Martin’s Amazon author page if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/martincrosbie into your web browser.

 

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