Saturday, December 7, 2013

Free Kindle Books 12-07-13

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.

Playing The Game
Detective Michael Patton of the LAPD has been targeted by a serial killer named 'The Chemist' - He does not know why. Two girls are already dead and a third has only 24 hours to live. For Detective Patton, this is a game he has to win.

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

[#2 - take a look at the less stellar reviews.]

Birth of the Wolf (Wahaya)
Newly updated January 2013!

A wealthy Atlanta Socialite kidnapped in her own front yard...

The teenage daughter of a US representative taken while on vacation...

What do these women have in common?

There is only one group in the world to turn to at times like these. They go by the name "Wahaya," (Wolf in Cherokee.)

Enter Nicholas T. Harris, formerly Lt. Colonel Harris US Special Forces. Forced to retire after 22 years in the Special Forces, Nick forms a kidnap rescue group. Recruiting other Special Forces types, he sets off to "Do what he does best."

His maverick group has yet to even choose a name before he is called into action to rescue these women. The chase will take him from North Carolina to Atlanta, Georgia before sending him into the dark rain forest of Peru.

There he must defeat a blood thirsty and dangerous man and bring the women back home safely. This is what he does best...Get the bad guys.

This time is different. There will be no Calvary riding to the rescue if he gets in too deep. He is on his own.

Will he rescue the women? Can he escape from the jungle? Or will a blood thirsty lunatic end it all before it even begins?

Read the first book in the adventures of Nick Harris.

Author's note: This book is a Novella. It is about 70 pages or 22,000 words. I hope that each of you who reads this enjoys it. I would love to hear from you. Come back and leave a comment for me telling me what you think.

Thanks and happy reading.

Before the organization even has a name, Nick is conducting his first mission against a ruthless kidnapper in north central Peru.

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

[#8 - does not seem especially plausible if that matters to one.]

IMPOSTER: The Protectors Series - Book One
THE PROTECTORS: Though they work independently and at times are oceans apart, their ties to each other remain strong. They’re related by blood or bond – this group of men and women in law enforcement, government intelligence, and the military who do what others cannot to serve, defend, and protect.

IMPOSTER: The Protectors Series - Book One

Chemist Dr. Eve Collins, wrongly accused by the CIA of developing and marketing a chemical weapon, learns she has been set up as a scapegoat by someone seeking to hide his own guilt. That “someone” wants her dead. Her life depends on making no mistakes – like trusting the Central Intelligence agent assigned to her case, a man she’s falling in love with.

CIA Operative John Burke doesn't believe her claim of innocence. When an attempt is made on her life, he believes her accomplice has turned on her. But something doesn't add up about Eve and her role in this crime she's accused of. Burke has too many questions, including - has his judgment been compromised by his fierce attraction to her?

It’s a question Burke asks himself again and again but when he learns Eve’s would-be assassin is close, he goes on the run with her. It's a temporary solution - running will not keep her safe. Burke must find the assassin - or die trying.

5 star:(54)
4 star:(37)
3 star:(30)
2 star:(5)
1 star:(5)

[#11 - its been free before. Has enough reviews that what the reviewers are saying about it is probably meaningful, especially the 1,2, and 3-star reviews. It is difficult to make a book with a far fetched premise plausible enough to make it a good read for me. It takes some very good writing.]

Peace Warrior
It’s the mid-21st century when Sergeant First Class Grant Justice is killed during an ambush on an enemy tank column.

Six hundred years later, his body is retrieved from the frozen, arctic lake where he perished. Re-animated by a team of scientists, Grant awakens to a civilization that has abolished war. A civilization that has outlawed violence and cherishes Peace above all else. A civilization that has been enslaved by an alien race called the Minith.

Grant is humankind’s final hope against the alien menace. He must be the... Peace Warrior.

5 star:(106)
4 star:(86)
3 star:(27)
2 star:(8)
1 star:(8)

[#13 - been free before - I have not read it. Not exactly a unique premise for a story.]

The Unlikely Savior (The Unlikely Savior Trilogy)
Air Force Sergeant Johnnie Carter awakes bloody and disoriented in the middle of the Nevada desert. The last thing she remembers is being in route to a remote training location when her sedan crashes into a farmer's truck. But now a total stranger swears Johnnie miraculously appeared and saved her ailing baby's life. All Johnnie wants is to escape this personal version of the Twilight Zone, but instead, she is propelled into an unstoppable chain of events teeming with apparent miracles, all of which seem to center around her, although she is not a willing or even conscious participant.

Byron Hoffstedder believes in miracles and he also believes in Johnnie’s gift. He remembers her as a child who drifted through his hometown years before, he also knows what she did. Retired from teaching, he becomes the “Angel Tracker” for a national tabloid and he has an ulterior motive. Finally, he gets the call: a “soldier angel” named Johnnie reportedly saved a baby’s life. The story delivers far more than the teacher-turned-reporter dares to imagine. Byron’s findings validate his hopes; he resigns from the tabloid and narrows his search, stunned by the magnitude of what he finds.

Thousands of miles away and worlds apart from Johnnie or Byron, U.S. President Wing Liang is in the midst of a global political implosion. Hesitant to further the conflict with military action or sanctions, he seeks a way to save the world from itself. In short, he needs a miracle.

As she encounters an eclectic cast of characters ranging from circus workers and unspeakable criminals to space shuttle astronauts, the unlikely savior is catapulted toward her destiny. Bizarre events unveil a force of unbelievable capacity and Johnnie Carter appears to be on a rapid course to save the country, if not mankind. And in the process...she just might save herself.

5 star:(25)
4 star:(1)
3 star:(0)
2 star:(0)
1 star:(0)

[#85 - the premise and the author's summary did not really grab me. Normally that would be enough to make me just move on but the number of good reviews encouraged me to take a closer look. The reviews are all good and appear to be at least largely legit. Maybe it is a book worth taking a chance on.]

Hard Duty: Merkiaari Wars 1
Humanity's last encounter with aliens saw sixteen point two billion people killed in a war with the Merkiaari that had spanned decades.

Two hundred years later, the Alliance is cautiously exploring beyond its borders again, but the survey corp. is considered a mere gesture by some. General Burgton of the 501st Infantry Regiment believes a lack of expansion is leading the Alliance into stagnation. So when one small ship discovers a new alien race, it should be an easy decision to make contact, but what if the aliens are like the Merkiaari?

Captain Jeff Colgan of the survey ship ASN Canada is at the tip of the spear. His ship made the discovery, his crew's lives are on the line, and his decisions will decide the outcome. Will the Alliance make new friends or will he be responsible for another sixteen billion deaths? When the aliens discover his ship and begin hunting him through their system, his mission changes from one of study to one of survival.

5 star:(69)
4 star:(33)
3 star:(12)
2 star:(8)
1 star:(8)

[#87 - Been free before. I read it and gave it 3 stars.]

A Touch of Magic
A dazzling sleight-of-hand artist is recruited by the State Department to pit her skills – and wits – against a master terrorist. He’s about to receive a piece of stolen film used to make US passports, film that could open the door to terrorists around the world.
Although Channing Stuart is the fourth generation in a family of acclaimed magicians, she’s the first of them not to turn pro. Eye-to-eye with a killer, will she have the nerve and nimbleness to pull off a switch that finally proves her worthy of her bloodline?
Special agent Bill Ellery is irritated to find himself suddenly teamed with this amateur whose passion to succeed is as great as his own, and whose penchant for the unpredictable unsettles him as much as the woman herself.
In an upscale resort where every enticement hides a trap, they play cat and mouse with enemies known and unknown as a time bomb ticks. Hundreds of lives depend on the deftness of one woman’s fingers and ... A TOUCH OF MAGIC.

First ebook edition of a thriller by an author known for strong women and swiftly-moving plots.

5 star:(30)
4 star:(25)
3 star:(6)
2 star:(1)
1 star:(1)

[#92 - most of the reviews seem to be from female readers so it is likely a book oriented to appeal to the female gender.]

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