Thursday, October 17, 2013

Free Kindle Books 10-17-13

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. Reviewers need gratification too, so if a review is helpful to you, please click on the voting button to indicate it was helpful.

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 decided to list books for no more than one day to avoid cluttering up the posts, unless there is some reason I think the book deserves extra attention.I have also decided to consolidate to a single post, instead of sometimes splitting them up by subject matter.

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.

The Cana Mystery
In this gripping mystery adventure, Ava, an MIT graduate student and expert in ancient languages, is awakened in the middle of the night by a phone call from an old friend, Paul, with a baffling request: Could she fly to Yemen immediately? He’s found something important and needs her help.

Paul’s subsequent coded e-mail alludes to what he and his boss, Simon Demaj, have found: the lost jars of Cana—the very jars that Jesus used at the wedding at Cana—and a puzzle to be solved. Are the jars authentic, and is there a prophecy somehow hidden in them?

At the same time a shocking global announcement is made: “. . . Pope Benedict XVI announced that he will resign for the good of the church . . .”

Is there a connection? Ava and Paul set off on a deadly global adventure to Yemen, Egypt, Malta, and Rome searching for answers. Every step of the way they’re chased by Paul’s unscrupulous billionaire boss, a drug lord, and corrupt officials.

A thrilling mix of historical and contemporary intrigue, The Cana Mystery keeps the reader wanting to know more.

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


Indisputable Proof
Named as one of the “Best Fiction Books of 2012” by Rosa St. Claire of the Miami Examiner.

“Dan Brown better look over his shoulder – Williams and Knerly are here for his crown. Indisputable Proof is an edge-of-the-seat thriller with great storytelling backed by brilliant research.”
– Greig Beck, bestselling author of "This Green Hell" and "Dark Rising"

With his father in a coma, CIA operative Samuel Tolen may have found a way to answer mankind’s greatest question: Is there life after death?

When the Sudarium of Oviedo—the venerable cloth that once covered Jesus Christ’s face on the cross—is stolen from a cathedral in Spain, it sparks a series of grisly murders. Each victim is killed in a manner resembling the form of execution of one of the Apostles. American CIA operative Samuel Tolen, Spanish inspector Pascal Diaz, and British archaeologist Dr. Jade Mollur embark on a journey to reclaim the Sudarium. Their search takes a surprising turn when a 2,000-year-old clue from Joseph of Arimathea suggests a far greater secret is within reach; a startling discovery that would forever change humanity.

Embroiled in a deadly hunt that takes them from the grounds of Harvard University to the coast of Costa Rica, from a hallowed Greek Isle to an exquisite Spanish cathedral, and ultimately to the doorstep of mankind’s greatest civilization, Tolen, Diaz, and Mollur will search for the ultimate truth in the midst of unspeakable deception. But is it a truth mankind was meant to discover?

5 star:(61)
4 star:(4)
3 star:(0)
2 star:(0)
1 star:(0)


Choice of Weapon
Garrett is an ex-soldier, forged in the flames of war.
Now he hides from his terrible past. Reclusive. Alone.

But one phone call drags him back. An old friend needs his help and Garrett is her ultimate Choice of Weapon.

He leaves the safety of his mountain retreat to once again enter a world of violence and depravity that will force him to react in the only way that he knows how. A way he swore never to follow again...

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

Paleo Crockpot Cookbook: Illustrated Paleo Crock Pot Recipes with Delicious Slow Cooker Soups, Stews, Dinners, Sides and Desserts (Paleo Recipes: Paleo ... Lunch, Dinner & Desserts Recipe Book)
This illustrated Paleo crockpot cookbook guides you through making easy Paleo crock pot recipes for you and your family. These are many of my favorites. I have only used natural ingredients and foods that are easy to source at your local supermarket or store. The mouth watering pictures will help you decide what you want to make for dinner tonight…I love having pictures in a cookbook! Discover a variety of delicious slow cooker beef recipes, slow cooker chicken recipes, pork and lamb, all accompanied by pictures of the finished recipe. Soups and stews are always a favorite, but there are some desserts and Paleo side dishes thrown in too.

If you're a fan of one pot cooking, then this book will give you a variety of meals that you can cook easily for brunch, sides, lunch, dinner and desserts. Commonly some traditional ingredients will be substituted for more Paleo friendly things. A few examples are Paleo vegetables, coconut milk, coconut and almond flour, olive and coconut oil and of course apple cider. You'll discover new delicious slow cooker meals that will stimulate your appetite while still making it easy to stay on your Paleo diet.

You will also be guided through tips and the basics of getting started with crock pot cooking, even if you have never done it before. Slow cookers have stayed in style because of their convenience and ability to produce healthy nutritious meals quickly and easily with minimal cleanup. Most of us are very short on time and don't have hours to spend in the kitchen every day, especially when we get home from work or having a busy day. All you need to do is prepare the food, set it and then forget it until you return home for dinner. And remember if you're looking for something fast, then the HIGH level setting allows you to cook foods more quickly.
You will find some traditional Paleo crock pot classics as well as some dishes with a distinctly modern Paleo twist. I hope you enjoy the recipes as much as I do!

• Introduction to Slow Cooking
• Slow Cooker Basics
• Food Preparation Tips
• Measurement Conversion Chart
• Tasty Lamb Shanks in Sauce
• Lamb in Moroccan Sauce
• Lamb and Eggplant Stew
• Marinated Indian Style Lamb
• Easy Leg of Lamb with Rosemary & Garlic
• Spicy Lamb Rogan Josh Curry
• Classic Beef Bourguignon
• Paleo Beef Strog
• Slow Cooker Chili Beef
• Classic Beef Stew with Spinach
• Heritage Beef in Red Wine Gravy
• Spiced Beef & Porcini Mushroom Stew
• Tomato & Mushroom Meatballs
• Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast
• Homemade Stock Recipe for Soups
• Curried Broccoli Soup
• Kale Vegetable Soup
• Creamy Pumpkin & Cauliflower Soup
• Chicken & Vegetable Soup
• Herbed Vegetables
• Sweet Orange Glazed Carrots
• Stuffed Zucchini Boats
• Mustard & Balsamic Beets
• Curried Pumpkin Cubes
• My Ginger & Tomato Chicken Curry
• Chicken with Creamy Mustard Sauce
• Chicken & Bacon Casserole
• Healthy Chicken & Kale Stew
• Gingered Hawaiian Chicken & Almonds
• Spicy Plummed Pork Tenderloin
• Rosemary Pork Roast
• Pork in Pear Sauce
• Classic Hearty Pork Stew
• Easy Sweet & Spicy Pork Ribs
• Hungarian Style Pork Roast
• Feisty Roast Ham
• Roast Pork in Spicy Tomato Soup
• Pork Chops with Ginger & Apple
• Baked Apples with Cinnamon & Nutmeg
• Brandied Dried Fruit Delight
• Poached Pears in Rum
• Spicy Apple Cider & Cinnamon Drink

[#64 - a single 5-star review.]

Backwoods Home Magazine #118 - July/Aug 2009
Back issue No. 118 contains: An article about saving money while you improve your garden; controlling grasshoppers; preparing for the possibility of future civil unrest; taking care of your cast iron cookware; how to contend with the ammo shortage; an Appleseed boot camp; two “Making a Living” profiles; making apple and berry pies; a discussion of building basics; an examination of various solar hot water systems; making wonderful wilderness teas; part 3 of John Silveira’s series on the nation’s energy crisis; a discussion of the risks of Swine Flu; and a commentary on the self-reliance lessons that can be learned by playing golf. Plus, Jackie Clay answers questions about the shelf life of canned meats, arsenic in well water, a foot-powered thrasher, elderberry extract, baking with duck and goose eggs, planting in tires, a lotion recipe, wire bail canning jars, storing citrus, the best dairy goats, cannibalistic chickens, hot salsa, and moving to the farm.

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

[#92 - its been free before. I gave it a 4-star review.]

Free From Stackpole.
Stackpole puts a book or two up for free periodically.  I have read several of their free books. Some interesting stuff. Most of what I have seen is WWII German military history, with varying quality of translation, some other military history from lesser known units, along with some fishing and other outdoors oriented books.

Precision Bowhunting: A Year-Round Approach to Taking Mature Whitetails
Another must-have title from the authors of the bestselling Bowhunting Pressured Whitetails (0-8117-2819-6)
Lays out a hunting program for the entire year, including preparation and training during the off-season
Especially useful for hunting high-pressure areas and it explains how to best take advantage of the rut
Father-and-son team John and Chris Eberhart have joined once again to share cutting-edge information and advice on hunting whitetail bucks in increasingly hard-hunted environments. Their year-long program starts early in the off-season, where careful scouting, training, and planning create the foundation for a successful hunting year. Then, once the fall rolls around, the authors explain the scent control and scouting tactics that have helped them to bag trophy bucks in some of the most pressured parts of the country. They also cover hunting in the rain, suburban hunting, and various other special situations. Packed with vital information and fresh insights, Precision Bowhunting belongs on the bookshelf of every serious bowhunter.

5 star:(14)
4 star:(3)
3 star:(0)
2 star:(0)
1 star:(0)

A link contributed by the free book thread on
Boatload of paleo

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