Thursday, July 18, 2013

Free Kindle Books 7-18-13

PLEASE. Do everyone a favor and write an Amazon review if you end up reading a book (or trying to and giving up in disgust). It does not have to be much. Just tell what you think of the book. By the way, many times I have found the 1 and 2 star reviews on self published works to be far more revealing about the book than the more stellar reviews.

Most times these books are only free for a day or two, so you have to grab them while you can. Worry about whether you really want to read it later if it seems interesting. And be careful, they can change from free to not free at any time. I have also decided to list books for no more than 3 days in a row to avoid cluttering up the posts, unless there is some reason I think the book deserves extra attention.

From the top 100 free list
As is typical, there are several religious and recipe books on the list today. I don't call them out because they don't interest me. Click on the link above and search through the Free List Tab if you are interested in such books.

Buckle up for a high-octane, pulse-pounding thrill ride...

Could you survive a haunted highway?

Blood Alley is the deadliest road in America.

Some call it a death trap. Others say it's haunted. Only the locals know the truth...

Blood Alley belongs to the Highwayman, a vengeful phantom who drives his ghost car at night to claim the souls of all who cross him.

Teenagers on their way to a funeral get delayed by engine trouble and ignore the warnings:

Don't drive Blood Alley at night!

Four teenagers hit the road at sunset.

Will any survive to see the dawn?

5 star:(9)
4 star:(6)
3 star:(2)
2 star:(0)
1 star:(0)

[#4. Teenage slasher book.]

Primer to understanding Amish life for visitors
Captivating color photography
Insight on recent media events
More than 8.5 million people visit Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, every year to experience the culture of the oldest Amish community in the world. This book by the leading scholar of the Amish explains the uncommon lifestyle of these simple-living people who intrigue so many visitors. Mini essays on all aspects of Amish life, from dress and spirituality to horse-and-buggy transport, are accompanied by beautiful full-color photographs. The author also discusses myths about the Amish, their selective use of technology, the current media attention to Rumspringa, and the tragedy at the Nickel Mines school.

5 star:(2)
4 star:(1)
3 star:(0)
2 star:(0)
1 star:(0)

[#40. This is a Stackpole book that came up for free yesterday after I made my daily posts. I got it yesterday, but have not looked at it. Does sound interesting.]

From the free book thread at

Self Defense Tips Everyone Should Know
Do you want real self defense tips that are based on what works in the real world?

Then look no further. This book is as real as it gets!

In this book you will learn:

How to properly take responsibility for your personal safety

How to formulate a self defense gameplan that works

How to sharpen your awareness skills and stay "switched on"

How to conquer fear and adrenaline

How to really hit hard and hit first when necessary

The self defense techniques that instill panic in your attacker and force them to capitulate

And much more

By the time you finish reading this book you will have a complete self defense gameplan in place and you will know more about how to protect yourself than most people out there, even the ones who train in self defense already! This book is based on a lifetimes experience from martial arts/self defense training and real world experience from the street and working doors as a bouncer. No one else will come to your rescue if you get in trouble. Only you can protect yourself when needed. Let this book show you how.

5 star:(9)
4 star:(1)
3 star:(0)
2 star:(0)
1 star:(0)

The Chupacabra: A Borderline Crazy Tale of Coyotes, Cash & Cartels (The Chupacabra Trilogy - Book 1)
He is called El Barquero. He makes his trade along the border, smuggling guns and killing without remorse. As he faces his one last mission, his perfect plan is unwittingly foiled by Avery, a paranoid loner obsessed with global conspiracy theories who spends most of his time crafting absurd and threatening letters to anyone who offends him. That means pretty much everyone.

What unfolds is a laugh-out-loud dark comedy of madcap adventure stretching from Austin to the West Texas border featuring a lunatic band of civilian border militia, a group of bingo-crazed elderly ladies (one packing a pistol nearly as long as her arm), a murderous and double-crossing cartel boss, a burned-out hippy, and a crotchety retired doctor and his pugnacious French bulldog. Read it to believe it.

5 star:(29)
4 star:(15)
3 star:(7)
2 star:(3)
1 star:(0)

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