Sunday, July 7, 2013

Free Kindle Books 7-7-13

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
[#15. 2nd day. Take a look at the 1 and 2 star reviews. Pretty far fetched premise. But, it is free, and you never know.]

The Biomass Revolution (The Tisaian Chronicles)
What would you do if you lived in a world where your every move was scrutinized by your own personal artificial intelligence—a world where everything is regulated, from power usage to relationships—a world where everything you thought you knew turned out to be a lie?

Welcome to Tisaia – The last hub of modern civilization in a world left scorched by the nuclear fires of the Biomass Wars. Surrounded by a fortress of steel walls and protected by a fierce and loyal Council of Royal Knights, Tisaia seems relatively safe to the average State worker and citizen. A plentiful supply of Biomass powers the cities and food is abundant, but security has come at a terrible cost. The State will do anything to protect its resources, even if it means suppressing the rights of its citizens and deporting immigrants into the Wasteland - a virtual death sentence.

Spurious Timur is one of the State workers helping keep the wheels of prosperity turning in Tisaia. As he starts to explore Tisaia and question his own worth, he realizes there may be more to his subsistence than he thought. When he meets and falls for co-worker Lana Padilla, he begins to understand he may hold the key to restoring Tisaia to a just and free State.

Books from the world of The Tisaian Chronicles:
Book I - The Biomass Revolution
Book II - Into the Gray Wastelands (Winter, 2013)

Short stories from the world of the Tisaian Chronicles:
A Royal Knight
Squad 19

Praise for The Biomass Revolution:
"A sumptuous novel of epic proportions that left me wanting seconds. Nicholas Smith has delivered a fresh vision in a well-worn genre." - Michael Flanagan, The Lazy Book Reviewer Blog.

"The Biomass Revolution is an exciting escapist adventure set in the world of Tisaia--mankind's last bastion of technology and civilization...For a first novel, this was really a standout book. They say that there is one good book in everyone, but I hope to see more from Nicholas Smith." - Arthur Bradley, Amazon Top 100 Reviewer & Vine Voice

5 star:(18)
4 star:(8)
3 star:(0)
2 star:(0)
1 star:(0)


IMPOSTER: The Protectors Series - Book One
[#29. 6th 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.]

[#32. 2nd day. Lots of good reviews for this PA novel.]

The Black Lion: Satan's Kingdom
[#48. 2nd day. Not much to go on here other than the far fetched premise.]

Black Harvest (The PROJECT: Book Four)
Book Four in the PROJECT Series

A world expert on crop viruses is brutally murdered, along with two of his colleagues.The murders get the attention of Elizabeth Harker, Director of a covert Presidential intelligence unit called the Project.

Project team leader Nick Carter suffers with PTSD. He struggles with conflicting thoughts about his lover and teammate, Selena Connor. Selena's been with the Project for less than a year. She's having a hard time dealing with her feelings for Nick and the mayhem that goes with her job.

Nick and Selena follow a bloody trail through Greece, Bulgaria and America as they uncover a deadly plan that will kill millions if it succeeds. Director Harker must forge a dangerous alliance to avoid certain war with Russia. And all the while, a high-placed American traitor does his best to sabotage the Project at every turn...while time is running out.

5 star:(24)
4 star:(16)
3 star:(2)
2 star:(0)
1 star:(0)

[#78. Another in a long line of similar self published thrillers with a far fetched premise. The three star review has a unique comment about the book. It was like author was afraid of using commas and made all sentences just 5-6 words long.]

Traveler (Joshua)
America – the near future – the United States has experienced a complete economic and social collapse, clean water and abundant food, relics of a dying age. Small groups of survivors struggle to stay alive in a world rampant with starvation, disease, and violence. “Travelers” live amongst them, savage gangs that roam the countryside, always searching for fresh prey.

Traveler is the follow up to John S. Wilson’s bestselling novel Joshua, not a sequel but set in this same deadly world.

5 star:(16)
4 star:(8)
3 star:(8)
2 star:(4)
1 star:(3)

[#82. The same author and characters as the #32 book today. A 3 star reviewer writes I enjoyed the characters and plot twists. It would have received 4 stars but the religious overtones got a bit much. I am not sure just why but a lot of PA thrillers have goofy religious overtones to them.]

EDGE OF SHADOWS: The Shadow Ops Finale (Shadow Ops, Book # 3)
[#85. It was #60 on the top 100 free list on July 2, and #90 on the 5th. A far fetched premise. I have not looked at it.  It had 2 reviews on the 2nd - both 5 stars. On the 5th it had 4 5-star, 1 4-star, and 1 3-star reviews. Now it has 6 5-star, 1 4-star, and 1 3-star reviews. It has probably been free for awhile but slipped off the top 100 free list a few days.]

[#90. 15th 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.]

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