Saturday, July 6, 2013

Free Kindle Books 7-6-13

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.

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.

'A' for Argonaut
Mack Maran, the most skilled op his nation ever had, stands outside the courthouse at Ft. Bragg, home of his “non-existent” unit. America’s unsung hero has been betrayed, ambushed, and disgraced in a mission to rescue young American idealists held by African terrorists.

His enemies, led by a major illegal arms dealer in league with Islamist terrorists, are cunning and treacherous. But they don’t count on Maran’s tenacity. He plans to hunt down the enemies who butchered his men, hobbled his health, and defiled his honor—and then kill them.

He sets up his own spy firm and finds he’s not a lone victim.

The strong and independent diamond courier, Amber Chu, leads Mack on a race to free her kidnapped son and destroy their common enemy. Together they plunge through a maze of danger and intrigue to unravel a massive diamond scam that takes them from the U.S. Diamond Board, to the gemstone cutting tables of Antwerp, to the Congo—and back to the nation’s capital.

Maran’s probe exposes the dark side of unbridled idealism at the highest levels, where the thirst for wealth and power meet.

5 star:(28)
4 star:(20)
3 star:(13)
2 star:(4)
1 star:(9)

[#8. Take a look at the 1 and 2 star reviews. Pretty far fetched premise. But, it is free, and you never know.]

He had to keep moving, that the man instinctively knew. He had to get away, from the rioting, the lawlessness, the killing. Away from the brutal gangs that ruled the highways. Then there was the boy that he found along the way, an orphan with no place to go. He couldn’t leave the child behind; that would be murder. Together they had to make their way across the razed landscape of post collapse America, west to where there was safety, a chance to begin again. If only they survived the journey.

Excerpt: Man had quickly degenerated to the animal instincts of the species and numerous bloody examples could be seen anywhere one looked. For many there were no more limits in this new world as it had only been the law that kept them from robbing or killing or raping each other, and the law was now gone. Only anarchy remained. Rotting murdered corpses littered his street like so much uncollected garbage. The smell was something of nightmares. It was like some bad science fiction movie but all too real. If it had been a movie the man would have found it laughable and changed the channel.

Excerpt: All around the nation it was the same. The rioting and killing started in the densely populated urban areas but quickly spilled into the suburbs and then out into the countryside, the blood following the line of the highways like water obeying gravity. The mob ruled and the mob wanted blood. Now they would have it.

post-apocalyptic, post-apocalyptic fiction, apocalypse, apocalyptic fiction, end of the world, survival, survivalist, action, adventure, teotwawki, doomsday, preparedness, firearms, survivalist fantasy, action packed, bug out, grid down, emergency preparedness, science fiction adventure, shtf, armageddon, economic collapse, societal collapse, collapse

5 star:(99)
4 star:(67)
3 star:(15)
2 star:(7)
1 star:(8)

[#23. Lots of good reviews.]

IMPOSTER: The Protectors Series - Book One
[#36. 5th day. Was free last month as well. I have not looked at it. Seems pretty far fetched. Might be more of a romance than a thriller. It is about impossible to make those two things work together.]

The Black Lion: Satan's Kingdom
In a world of terrorism, corruption and violent crime, there exists a covert agency comprised of the world’s most elite intelligence officers—The Black Lions. Recruited in secrecy to attend to matters of international security, they must stop at nothing in order to complete their mission.

Something sinister is happening in Eastern Europe that has seen a new evil arise. An organ harvesting operation in Hungary is causing grave concern—people are being kidnapped at an alarming rate. At the same time, a terrorist cell is planning to blow up iconic European cities. A connection between the two seemingly unrelated evils is beginning to surface, and in order to eliminate the threat, The Black Lions must go undercover into a dark, deranged and terrifying world.

5 star:(10)
4 star:(3)
3 star:(0)
2 star:(0)
1 star:(0)

[#47. Not much to go on here other than the far fetched premise.]

[#79. 14th day. Lots of reviews - mostly positive. It was also free back in April, but I have not looked at it. It is unusual for a book to be free this long, especially one with as many good reviews as this one has.]

Identity (Eyes Wide Open, Book 1)
[#83. 2nd day. A one star review with 51/59 helpful votes writes A teaser at best...A very short read at only 54 pages. The "book" is simply an introduction to the series with no resolution whatsoever. At least the book readily admits it is oriented toward teenagers with the "young adult" label. But it also has a lot of reviews, many of them quite favorable. I picked it up when it was free back in January but have not looked at it.]

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