Saturday, July 27, 2013

Free Kindle Books 7-27-13

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 also several religious and recipe books on the list today, along with the usual assortment of romance, porn and near porn. 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.

Noble Intentions: Season One (Episodes 1-5)
[#7. 2nd day. Was also free back in April. I have not looked at it yet.]

Whiskey Sour - A Thriller (Jack Daniels Mysteries)
Lieutenant Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels is having a bad week. Her live-in boyfriend has left her for his personal trainer, chronic insomnia has caused her to max out her credit cards with late-night home shopping purchases, and a frightening killer who calls himself 'The Gingerbread Man' is dumping mutilated bodies in her district.

While avoiding the FBI and its moronic profiling computer, joining a dating service, mixing it up with street thugs, and parrying the advances of an uncouth PI, Jack and her binge-eating partner, Herb, must catch the maniac before he kills again...and Jack is next on his murder list.

Whiskey Sour is the first book in the bestselling Jack Daniels series, full of laugh-out-loud humor and edge-of-your-seat suspense.

5 star:(343)
4 star:(285)
3 star:(74)
2 star:(20)
1 star:(19)

[#19. From an author regularly on the top 100 free list. I read one of his Jack Daniels short stories. Pretty good. If you like this genre, this book is probably something you will appreciate.]

Forbidden The Stars (The Interstellar Age Book 1)
At the end of the 21st century, a catastrophic accident in the asteroid belt has left two surveyors dead. There is no trace of their young son, Alex Manez, or of the asteroid itself.

On the outer edge of the solar system, the first manned mission to Pluto, led by the youngest female astronaut in NASA history, has led to an historic discovery: there is a marker left there by an alien race for humankind to find. We are not alone!

While studying the alien marker, it begins to react and, four hours later, the missing asteroid appears in a Plutonian orbit, along with young Alex Manez, who has developed some alarming side-effects from his exposure to the kinetic element they call Kinemet.

From the depths of a criminal empire based on Luna, an expatriate seizes the opportunity to wrest control of outer space, and takes swift action.

The secret to faster-than-light speed is up for grabs, and the race for interstellar space begins!

5 star:(20)
4 star:(27)
3 star:(9)
2 star:(11)
1 star:(10)

[#23. The distribution of reviews suggests the book has issues that may annoy some readers - possibly related to a lack of professional editing. Not an uncommon situation with self published works.]

Armored Bears: Vol. 2, The German 3rd Panzer Division in World War II
First major treatment of the 3rd Panzer Division in English
Covers the division's battle on the Eastern Front from 1943 through the end of the war
The division had nearly 50 Knight's Cross winners by the end of the war
Numerous photos of soldiers and their tanks
Based on the daily logs of the division and recollections of its commanders and soldiers

[#92. No reviews. This was on my list yesterday but had not made it to the top 100 free list yet.]

 Free From Stackpole.

Ghost, Thunderbolt, and Wizard: Mosby, Morgan, and Forrest in the Civil War (Stackpole Military History Series)
Noted Ranger historian Robert W. Black turns his attention to a trio of the Confederacy's--and America's--most infamous raiders and cavalrymen: John Singleton Mosby, John Hunt Morgan, and Nathan Bedford Forrest. Combining speed, mobility, and boldness, these three soldiers struck critical blows against the Union during the Civil War, including Morgan's notorious 1863 raid that penetrated farther north than any other uniformed Confederate force. While not overlooking their flaws, Black believes these men revolutionized warfare and sees them as forerunners of the Rangers and Special Forces of the modern era.

[2nd day free. 1 5-star review.]

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