Sunday, November 17, 2013

Free Kindle Books 11-17-13

Somehow I forgot to make a post yesterday. Most free books are up for at least two days so probably I did not miss all that much that was not there Friday or today.

General notes to free Kindle book posts

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.

Deer Season
It s late November along the shores of northern Lake Michigan. Deer season has been open for a few days and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. A local TV anchorwomen is returning home from an early morning yoga class with her young twin daughters. She stops at the end of her drive and climbs out of her car to collect the mail from the box. As she turns back toward her vehicle, the bullet from a high caliber weapon tears through her chest. In this third book in this series, Sheriff Ray Elkins confronts both the dark history of his own department and powerful and wealthy adversaries who try to control the direction and reach of his investigation.

5 star:(15)
4 star:(14)
3 star:(4)
2 star:(2)
1 star:(0)


In A Small Town (A Small Town Series: Book One)
The shotgun blast catches Detective Matt Longo by surprise. His world unravels into a nightmare that seemingly won't end. Murder, rapes, pedophiles, the small town of Hutchville, N.Y. is changing. It is up to him to make a difference.
While partner Donny Mello is in Italy attending a family funeral for someone "connected," a beautiful F.B.I. agent waits to question Donny about his family business. What will Matt learn from the Agent? Will Donny Mello return in time to help Matt Longo catch his shooter? More importantly, can Matt hide a potentially career-ending secret from his community, his brother, and most especially Agent Cynthia Shyler?

5 star:(34)
4 star:(9)
3 star:(1)
2 star:(0)
1 star:(0)

This Shattered Land (Surviving the Dead)
Eric Riordan doesn't look for trouble, but trouble has a way of finding him.

Two years have passed since the Outbreak. Eric has survived by fleeing to the Appalachian Mountains and joining forces with Gabriel, a scarred war veteran and his oldest friend. But with supplies running low and enemies gathering, the two survivors are forced to leave their home and journey west to Colorado.

Along the way they will find unexpected allies, reunite with old friends, and make deadly new enemies. As difficult as life has been, the most dangerous times lie ahead.

Nothing is easy at the end of the world.

Surviving the Dead I: No Easy Hope
Surviving the Dead II: This Shattered Land
Surviving the Dead III: Warrior Within
The Passenger: A Surviving the Dead Novel

5 star:(198)
4 star:(83)
3 star:(13)
2 star:(6)
1 star:(2)

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

A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens’ masterfully crafted Christmas fable tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a man with wealth to match the coldness of his heart. On a mystical Christmas Eve, a visitation with spirits forces Scrooge to make a choice: change, or perish.

5 star:(316)
4 star:(62)
3 star:(15)
2 star:(5)
1 star:(4)

[#18 - this Christmas classic somehow worked its way to #18 on the top 100 free list. The language is a little archaic but the message is timeless.]

Practical Duct Tape Projects
Practical Duct Tape Projects gives you full step-by-step instructions for 21 amazing uses for duct tape. Learn how to use duct tape to make snowshoes, a wallet, an apron, scratch pads, a hammock, an insulated winter coat, and even a D20 computer server! All projects are written by duct tape experts, and contain pictures for each step so you can learn how to do it yourself. Make it stick!

5 star:(33)
4 star:(26)
3 star:(23)
2 star:(12)
1 star:(16)

[#24 - the wide range of reviews suggests something that I have noted about Instructables in general. Many of the project there are not presented very well.]
 The Old Man and the Wasteland: Updated Edition (Revised)
 Part Hemingway, part Cormac McCarthy's The Road, a suspenseful odyssey into the dark heart of the post-apocalyptic American Southwest.

Forty years after the destruction of civilization, human beings are reduced to salvaging the ruins of a broken world. One survivor's most prized possession is Hemingway's classic The Old Man and the Sea. With the words of the novel echoing across the wasteland, a living victim of the Nuclear Holocaust journeys into the unknown to break a curse.

What follows is an incredible tale of grit and endurance. A lone traveler must survive the desert wilderness and mankind gone savage to discover the truth of Hemingway's classic tale of man versus nature.

Now with a new introduction by author Nick Cole.

5 star:(527)
4 star:(223)
3 star:(50)
2 star:(22)
1 star:(18)


Safe and Easy Food Preservation
This book is about safe and easy home preservation techniques. With the easy to follow preservation guides outlined in this book, you are well on your way to stocking up your pantry with delicious home preserves. Learn how to can, pickle, make jams and jellies and freeze or dry various produce the safe way.

[#45 - no reviews yet.]

The Seventh Season: The Word of God & The Will of Rome
In 67AD, the adventurous young scribe of one of the Apostles flees the siege of Caesarea on a ship sailing for Greece. He is bound by oath to protect the Word of his master, no matter what fate, pirates or the gods of Olympus have in store for him.

Onboard, Johanan meets two people who will change his life and the course of history. The first is a Roman General appointed to organize the Olympic Games at which the Emperor Nero will compete. The second is Dido, an enigmatic young woman from Alexandria who is carrying a cargo of secrets. To uncover the truth about her violent past, Johanan must first prove himself worthy of her trust.

The Seventh Season takes readers on a thrilling journey through the ancient world, and fans of Robert Graves and Mary Renault will get swept up in this truly epic tale. In his commentary, Kit Hudson calls The Seventh Season ‘…a remarkable adventure story in the classic tradition with heroes, emperors and the obligatory sibyl all playing their part. This story shares as much with Herodotus and Homer as it does with the New Testament…’

Click on the Look Inside button to read a sample.

The word of God...

Set against the backdrop of The Jewish War (66-70AD), The Seventh Season illuminates the beginnings of Christianity and explores the origins of some of the greatest teachings in biblical history.

The will of Rome...

Johanan’s epic sea voyage ends in Corinth where Nero is conducting his infamous tour of Greece. When the Emperor decrees that the dangerous new religion must be extinguised, Johanan faces the greatest challenge of his life.

The fight for love...

Dido and Johanan share a hatred of Rome and she becomes something of a fantasy to him. But while his thoughts are filled with idle romance, her heart is set on revenge against Nero and Johanan is forced to choose between destroying Rome... or defending the Word.

5 star:(5)
4 star:(0)
3 star:(0)
2 star:(0)
1 star:(0)
[#48 - I like historical fiction. Hard to tell much about this one from the author's summary or the reviews though]

Coconut Oil Recipes: Homemade Remedies for Health & Beauty plus Recipes for Paleo, Celiac and Gluten-Free Diets (Quick and Easy Series)
Magic oil and miracle oil are other names for coconut oil because it possesses unique qualities in terms of providing a number of health benefits, including skin and hair health, as well as wide culinary uses.  It has been consumed by people living in tropical climates for thousands of years but has received negative publicity in North America because of its high levels of saturated fats.  Only recently have people rediscovered the true benefits of this wonderful oil and started substituting it for other oils in their diet.  Our Coconut Oil recipe book from Dogwood Apps exposes the myths about Coconut Oil and allows you to make your own informed decision about it's usefulness in your own life.

What are some of the health benefits of using Coconut Oil?
boosts thyroid functioning to increase metabolism, energy, and endurance levels.
contains Lauric acid which increases good (HDL) cholesterol levels in the blood.
enables the body to absorb fat-soluble vitamins and increases digestion.
it acts as an antioxidant.
it can be used to for hair care, skin care, and even sunscreen.
it has been shown to help people lose or maintain weight when incorporated into a well balanced diet.
helps regulate blood sugar levels for diabetics.

[#58 - no reviews yet.]

Paleo Holiday Recipes: Delicious, Easy & Paleo-Friendly Thanksgiving and Christmas Recipes [Kindle Edition]
Paleo Holiday Recipes

Nobody can’t stop you from staying Paleo this holiday season!

Whether you are a new Paleo dieter or you have been following the healthy Paleo Diet for quite some time, the hardest part of Paleo journey is to stay on the right track of Paleo. There are many times during your Paleo journey when you just want to give up on the Paleo Diet and go back to unhealthy food choices, especially during holidays. With “Paleo Holiday Recipes” in hand, you won’t get those feelings again. This is because, you’ll have many great Paleo choices at your fingertips. So, Wait No More Dear Paleo Dieter! And Get Your Copy of “Paleo Holiday Recipes” Now!

What You Will Get!

✓ 35 Delicious & Easy Paleo-friendly recipes
✓Recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and more
✓Very easy 1..2..3.. step-by-step instructions that anyone can follow
✓Plenty of variety that entire family will love

Have a Paleolicious Thanksgiving & Christmas!

[#76 - just two reviews - both 5-star.]

Free From Stackpole.
Stackpole puts a book or two up for free periodically, lately every couple of days.  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.

Basic Freshwater Fishing: Step-By-Step Guide to Tackle and Know-How That Catch the Favorite Fish in Your Area
Hauptman provides step-by-step instructions on basic methods and equipment for beginner fishermen. Expert advice on all types of tackle for baitcasting, spinning, spincasting, flycasting-and the most popular species-panfish, gamefish, trout.

5 star:(13)
4 star:(7)
3 star:(2)
2 star:(1)
1 star:(1)

1 comment:

Kenny said...

Cheers from Alabama!
Thanks for posting all of these.