Wednesday, November 13, 2013

11-13-13 Free Kindle Books

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.

Lethal Circuit: Spy Action Adventure for Mystery Thriller Fans #1: Volume 1 (Circuit Series) 
The Third Reich created many lethal weapons.
But none as lethal as this.

A lifetime ago, the Nazis nearly won the Second Word War.
They did it with the invention of a radical new technology.
Now, nearly 70 years later, the technology that would have won the war for Hitler is about to be revealed to the world. If it is, everything that we know will be transformed forever.

The Green Dragon Group will stop at nothing to keep this from happening. Watching events unfold from high above Tokyo, the Green Dragons are good at keeping secrets. Since their first meetings in the days of the Samurai they've hidden their radical beliefs while at the same time keeping a firm grip on global power. And the Dragons have hidden more than their beliefs. They've also hidden the secret Nazi technology from the prying eyes of the outside world.

But as everyone knows, nothing stays hidden forever.

Nobody understands this better than Michael Chase. Michael came to Hong Kong to find his missing father. Now, caught in the crossfire on the wrong side of the tracks, Michael finds himself staring down the first clue to his father's whereabouts.

Crouched in the shadows, Kate Shaw watches. Her job is to find the Nazi weapon and she intends to use Michael to help her, with or without his consent.

Together, they travel to mainland China in a race to unravel a global conspiracy and learn the truth about the hidden Nazi device. But they need to be careful and they need to work quickly. Because they aren't the only ones looking. And if they don't hurry, the Nazi technology that has remained secret for so long will rain down from the sky, killing millions of innocent men, women, and children in the process.

Michael and Kate can stop this from happening. But only if they can work together. And only if they can stay alive.

5 star:(65)
4 star:(76)
3 star:(27)
2 star:(20)
1 star:(11)

[#3 - been free before - I have yet to read it.]

Pentecost. An ARKANE Thriller (Book 1)
A power kept secret for 2000 years. A woman who stands to lose everything.

India. When a nun is burned alive on the sacred ghats of Varanasi, and the stone she carried is stolen, an international hunt is triggered for the relics of the early church.

Forged in the fire and blood of martyrs, the Pentecost stones have been handed down through generations of Keepers who kept their power and locations secret.

Until now.

The Keepers are being murdered, the stones stolen by those who would use them for evil in a world transformed by religious fundamentalism.

Oxford University psychologist Morgan Sierra is forced into the search when her sister and niece are held hostage. She is helped by Jake Timber from the mysterious ARKANE, a British government agency specializing in paranormal and religious experience. Morgan must risk her own life to save her family, but will she ultimately be betrayed?

From ancient Christian sites in Spain, Italy and Israel to the far reaches of Iran and Tunisia, Morgan and Jake must track down the stones through the myths of the early church in a race against time before a new Pentecost is summoned, this time powered by the fires of evil.

The first in the ARKANE series, PENTECOST is a fast-paced thriller that explores the edges of faith against a backdrop of early Christian history, archaeology and psychology.

5 star:(40)
4 star:(36)
3 star:(22)
2 star:(5)
1 star:(7)

[#31 - has potential]

Wading Home: A Novel of New Orleans
When Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans, chef and widower Simon Fortier knows how he plans to face the storm--riding it out inside his long-time home in the city's Treme neighborhood, just as he has through so many storms before. But when the levees break and the city is torn apart, Simon disappears. His son, Julian, a celebrated jazz trumpeter, rushes home to a New Orleans he left years before to search for his father. As Julian crisscrosses the city, fearing the worst, he reconnects with Sylvia, Simon’s companion of many years; Parmenter, his father's erstwhile business partner and one of the most successful restaurateurs in New Orleans; and Velmyra, the woman Julian left behind when he moved to New York. Julian’s search for Simon deepens as he finds himself drawn into the troubled history of Silver Creek, the extravagantly beautiful piece of land where his father grew up, and closer once again to Velmyra. As he tries to come to grips with his father's likely fate, Julian slowly gains a deeper, richer understanding of his father and the city he loved so much, while unraveling the mysteries of Silver Creek.

5 star:(87)
4 star:(35)
3 star:(6)
2 star:(6)
1 star:(2)

[#68 - this was free yesterday too, but for some reason it seems more interesting today.]

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