Friday, March 1, 2013

Selected Kindle books! (Friday Mar 1)

Good morning, readers! It's a new month, and with it come some changes from Amazon for sites like ours. The upshot of it is that we now will post more bargain books than free books in our posts. So you'll see that in our posts starting later this week.

Rest assured though - we've been a leading Kindle site for five years and we will continue to bring you the best selections at the best prices we can find for your reading pleasure. In addition to our daily Books posts, be sure to check out our Spotlight post, Book Discovery posts, and other alerts involving paid books. Doing so helps us keep our ratio of paid books to free books at an acceptable level.

Thanks for understanding. Now, let's get on to the Kindle books!

Ring Out the Old (Twelve Months of Romance - January), by Margaret Lake. (Still free?)

Get in on this once-a-month set of romance novellas, coming out this month from the prolific Margaret Lake. Seasonal sweetness, all year round. Free today!

"Ring Out the Old (Twelve Months of Romance - January) is the 1st in a series of twelve books. I enjoyed this book very much and look forward to more books in this series by Margaret Lake." -- Amazon reviewer

So far, Jen Prescott has been able to manage her life, balancing three kids, a job and chronic illness. Midnight trips to the emergency room are nothing new, but this time, it’s one of her daughters who is ill. If ever she needed her husband, it’s now. But David has had enough of sickness and announced his intention to move as far away as he can get.

Jen must start over somehow; finding a new home, finding the strength to build a new life for her children. The bungalow behind Billy Easton’s house seems like a good beginning, but Jen has no idea that Billy is hiding his own pain or that her arrival will force him to face that pain.

February: My Lonely Heart

59 pages, with a 45-star rating from 2 reviews.

Alone: The Girl in the Box, Book 1, by Robert J. Crane. (Still free?)

Readers have given this urban fantasy over 90 five-star reviews. Get this for free today!

"The story is fast paced and gritty with a balanced proportion of sci-fi and supernatural, without the usual suspects one tends to finds in books of this genre. I found it engrossing, perhaps because the main character wasn't your typical little girl please feel sorry for me type. Instead she was tough with a smart alec attitude, but still managed to act with the carelessness of an inexperienced youth. I thought the end was brilliant, so much so that it made a shiver run down the back of my neck. I look forward to reading where the author will take that cliffhanger." -- Amazon reviewer

Sienna Nealon was a 17 year-old girl who had been held prisoner in her own house by her mother for twelve years. Then one day her mother vanished, and Sienna woke up to find two strange men in her home. On the run, unsure of who to turn to and discovering she possesses mysterious powers, Sienna finds herself pursued by a shadowy agency known as the Directorate and hunted by a vicious, bloodthirsty psychopath named Wolfe, each of which is determined to capture her for their own purposes...

182 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 179 reviews.

Ethereal (Celestra Series Book 1), by Addison Moore. (Still free?)

This fantasy romance has over 200 five-star reviews. Recently optioned for film by 20th Century Fox, you can get this novel free today!

"Skyla and Logan are a great couple. It's interesting how the paranormal elements guides the relationships, etc. While inside I'm routing for one thing, once the guidelines of the angelics become known, I knew it couldn't be that way. But why? I'm excited to continue the next book and learn how the angelic realms will affect Skyla and Logan. I highly recommend this book to young adult and paranormal/urban fantasy readers. Well worth the money and time. A very quick read. Grab this first book while it's free and get hooked on yet another series!" -- Amazon reviewer

Young Adult Paranormal Romance

Praise for Ethereal…

Most addictive book for me since Sookie! – Amazon Review

Best Kindle read of the year – MissT

Ethereal is a must read – Amelia Sweet

Ethereal is a very well written story that captured our attention very early on and kept us quickly thumbing through the pages up until the very end. Addison Moore has the ability to create this complex, amazing backdrop in her stories that deposits a reader right into her fantasy world using just minimal, yet extremely descriptive words. – The Book Hookup

Solid Success for Ethereal – Kids Ebook Bestsellers

Sixteen year-old, Skyla Messenger is a dead girl walking.

When her newly remarried mother moves the family to Paragon Island, to a house that is rumored to be haunted, Skyla finds refuge in Logan Oliver, a boy who shares her unique ability to read minds.

Skyla discovers Logan holds the answers to the questions she’s been looking for, but Logan’s reluctance to give her the knowledge she desires leaves her believing Logan has a few secrets of his own.

Skyla’s bloodlines may just be connected to the most powerful angelic beings that roam the earth, and the more she knows, the more danger she seems to be in.

Suddenly an entire faction of earthbound angels wants her dead, at least she still has Logan, or does she?

Other books in the Celestra Series include;

Tremble (Celestra Series Book 2)
Burn (Celestra Series Book 3)
Wicked (Celestra Series Book 4)
Vex (Celestra Series Book 5)
Expel (Celestra Series Book 6)
Toxic Part One (Celestra Series Book 7)
Toxic Part Two (Celestra Series Book 7.5)
Ephemeral (The Countenance)

225 pages, with a 4.1-star rating from 429 reviews.

Here's a bargain Kindle book, available for 99 cents today!

The Ember Gods (Kilenya Series, 2), by Andrea Pearson. (Still $0.99?)

Highly rated and bargain-priced today at 99 cents, this book is from the Kalenya fantasy series. Check out the warm reviews!

"There are many twists and turns in this book to keep you hooked. Jacob has so much going on his life but he is still able to keep it together. He even shows compassion when he could easily have gotten revenge on a high school rival. I loved the ending of the story. You have foreshadowing along the way, but you have no idea what's going to happen until you read the end. I loved it! I can't wait to see what is in store for Jacob in the next book." -- Amazon reviewer

Please note that this is the second book in the Kilenya Series. The Key of Kilenya, book one, is available as a free download, and this book The Ember Gods, is available for $0.99 until March 3, 2013. Thank you!

Jacob Clark has just returned from the world of Eklaron, where he frustrated the evil plans of the Lorkon and returned the magical Key of Kilenya to its rightful owners. His quest is far from over, though--Aloren is trapped in Maivoryl City by the Ember Gods, and Jacob can't return to save her until he receives the potion that will protect his team from the corrosive influence of the Lorkon.

Balancing between this new world and his own proves tricky. Not only has he started his first year of high school, but his magical abilities are bringing him too much attention. He feels pulled by both sides, hoping he'll figure out his special powers to save Aloren in time.

Praise and reviews for The Key of Kilenya:
"The Key of Kilenya is full of adventure and wonderful, mythical-type creatures--totally unique. This book is like Fablehaven meets Harry Potter with a sprinkling of Lord of the Rings. A good, fun, clean read for the whole family." - Jennifer Hurst

"As a mother, it's refreshing to know there are authors writing fantasy, like The Key of Kilenya, that is not dark and depressing." - Kimberly Job

"Andrea balances excitement with thought, external conflict with inner, and
adds just the right mix of mystery and realism." - Karen Hoover

"This is the beginning of a middle grade series that is sure to be great. Both youths and adults will enjoy The Key of Kilenya." - Jewel Adams

"The fantastical elements really feel original. In fact, reading this put me in mind of the creatures you would come across in Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis, because the creatures really aren't the norm." - Lisa

"Get this book. You won't be disappointed unless you have no imagination and don't like books such as the Harry Potter series (JK Rowling), Fablehaven (Brandon Mull), Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus (Rick Riordan) or movies like Stardust, etc." - Karl, Reviewer

282 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 12 reviews.

A Touch of Deceit (Nick Bracco Series #1), by Gary Ponzo. (Still free?)

Over 100 five-star reviews for this opener in the Nick Bracco thriller series. Free today!

"This was a great read, well paced, interesting characters and plot line." -- Clement Singarajah

"And from there the story moves along well and at a fast pace and Ponzo adds several cliffhangers at the end of chapters to keep the readers turning the page. " -- Cheryl Bradshaw

"I recommend this book if you like page turners, I was up late with this one, it was hard to put down." --R. Blaisdell

Winner of the Southwest Writers Novel Contest, Thriller category!

FBI agent Nick Bracco can't stop a Kurdish terrorist from firing missiles at random homes across the country. The police can't stand watch over every household, so Bracco recruits his cousin Tommy to help track down this terrorist. Tommy is in the Mafia. Oh yeah, it gets messy fast. As fast as you can turn the pages.

Writer/Director Stephen Carpenter said, "Couldn't put it down and now I want more. Bravo."

Judith L. Pearson author of "Wolves at the Door," and "Belly of the Beast," said, "Gary Ponzo is simply the best new thriller writer out there."

374 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 155 reviews.

Windfall, by L. J. Martin. (Still free?)

L.J. Martin tells another story of a good old-fashioned "man's man," although this one departs from his usual westerns and is in modern-day corporate life. All five-star reviews, and free today.

"I've read several of Larry's western novels, so was anxious to read one that takes place in a modern-day "bedroom and boardroom" setting. I wasn't disappointed. The characters are well-developed and the plot intriguing. I liked moving back and forth between locales, including the ultra-urban San Francisco and the rural ranch. I could easily picture both - and seeing the hero in both helped define his character in interesting ways. Without giving anything away, I have to say that I alternated between loving and hating David - which shows you how well the main character was developed." -- Amazon reviewer

David Drake knows what he wants, in the boardroom and the bedroom, and he'll fight the devil himself to get it. But there are powerful, vindictive, ruthless men who want what he must have, and they, too, will stop at nothing to get it. Revenge is a powerful motivation, and winning is the sweetest. From California to the Caribbean, from back alley's to the most swank boardrooms in the land, David scraps with the toughest and most powerful to win what, and who, he loves.

From the boardroom to the bedroom David Drake intends to get what he wants, but some of the country's most powerful and vindictive men stand in his way...and they must have what David wants, no matter the cost. Revenge is a powerful motive, and sometimes winning is the sweetest....

338 pages, with a 5-star rating from 14 reviews.

Bluegrass State of Mind (Bluegrass Series), by Kathleen Brooks. (Still free?)

Over 200 readers have given this a five-star review. From USA bestseller Kathleen Brooks, this southern romance is free today!

"This novel by newcomer Kathleen Brooks reads like a love letter to the Bluegrass with all the little details that only a Kentuckian would know. The novel is a fast paced page turner teeming with interesting characters, definitely a good beach read. I found myself rooting for McKenna and Will through out the book. Can't wait for the next novel in series." -- Amazon reviewer

See where the USA Today Bestselling Author Kathleen Brooks began! This is the first book in Kathleen Brooks' Best-Selling Bluegrass Series.

McKenna Mason, a New York City attorney with a love of all things Prada, is on the run from a group of powerful, dangerous men. McKenna turns to a teenage crush, Will Ashton, for help in starting a new life in beautiful horse country. She finds that Will is now a handsome, successful race horse farm owner. As the old flame is ignited, complications are aplenty in the form of a nasty ex-wife, an ex-boyfriend intent on killing her, and a feisty race horse who refuses to race without a kiss. Can Will and McKenna cross the finish line together, and more importantly, alive?

238 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 379 reviews.

Blood Red Turns Dollar Green, by Paul O'Brien. (Still free?)

A suspenseful novel from the world of professional wrestling - where there's more violence outside the ring than in. Highly-rated, and free today!

"This is a great novel. Full of shady deals, figurative back-stabbing and literal leg breaking. It's like "The Godfather" with suplexes" -- WWE Superstar, Mick Foley 

"Blood Red Turns Dollar Green is one hell of a novel, with shades of Mario Puzo, Elmore Leonard and Michael Connelly. The action is relentless, the characters are shady and the justice is swift and final. Paul O'Brien is the real deal and a rising star in the crime arena." -- Eoin Colfer, International Best Selling Author of Artemis Fowl

This novel contains adult themes and situations.

1972 New York City and a dazed Lenny Long walks away from a crash carrying someone's foot in his hand. He is also searching for the VIP passenger who has somehow disappeared from the back of his overturned van. It's the first day of his new promotion and Lenny has less than twenty minutes to deliver the missing person or a lot of people are going to get badly hurt.

Danno Garland is in Shea Stadium trying to avoid a riot. He's coming to the end of the most successful wrestling card of all time but he's also coming to the realisation that he might not be able to deliver his widely hyped main event. He knows there's more than the eyes of the arena on him and if Lenny doesn't arrive soon, blood is going to be sought. Probably his.

Proctor King nervously watches the show on TV, wondering why his mess-up of a son doesn't already have the world heavyweight belt in his grasp. Arranging this match has taken Proctor four years of pay-offs, double dealing and bone breaking to arrange. If all that effort has been wasted then he might just have to take him a business trip to New York.

Lenny, Danno and Proctor. Three men with pieces of the puzzle but none with the full picture.

When they do piece it all together, the 'fake' world of professional wrestling is going to get very real.

277 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 18 reviews.

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  1. So, Amazon is not allowing you to posy free book any more?

    1. They do allow it, and we still are, but we're required to include more paid books along with the free books. So we're including mostly bargain books along with a few freebies each day.