Sunday, February 23, 2014

Free Kindle Books 2-23-14

I overslept yesterday and then had to work all day so never got to a free book post.

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.

Forbidden The Stars (The Interstellar Age Book 1)
At the end of the 21st century, a catastrophic accident in the asteroid belt has left two surveyors dead. There is no trace of their young son, Alex Manez, or of the asteroid itself.

On the outer edge of the solar system, the first manned mission to Pluto, led by the youngest female astronaut in NASA history, has made an historic discovery: there is a marker left there by an alien race for humankind to find. We are not alone!

While studying the alien marker, it begins to react and, four hours later, the missing asteroid appears in a Plutonian orbit, along with young Alex Manez, who has developed some alarming side-effects from his exposure to the kinetic element they call Kinemet.

From the depths of a criminal empire based on Luna, an expatriate seizes the opportunity to wrest control of outer space, and takes swift action.

5 star:(31)
4 star:(41)
3 star:(13)
2 star:(15)
1 star:(13)

[#13-the book has a lot of reviews, many of them not very flattering. But the very fact that it has a lot of reviews suggests at least some people found it worth reading. It's been free before, but I have not read it.]
Bloody Mary - A Thriller (Jack Daniels Mysteries)
Start with a tough but vulnerable Chicago cop. Add a hyperactive cat, an ailing mother, a jealous boyfriend, a high-maintenance ex-husband, and a partner in the throes of a mid-life crisis.

Stir in a psychopath littering the city with body parts. Mix with equal parts humor and suspense, and enjoy Bloody Mary--the second novel in the funny, frightening world of Lieutenant Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels.

Join Jack as she struggles to repair her train wreck of a personal life while tracking down and convicting one of the scariest serial killers in recent memory--a killer for whom getting caught is only the beginning.

5 star:(355)
4 star:(230)
3 star:(60)
2 star:(15)
1 star:(8)

[#48 - been free before. I have not read it. I did read something else the author wrote that was pretty good. This author regularly has books on the top 100 free list.]

How To Make Gardening Easier
Gardening has a lot of good benefits - it enables you to eat healthy foods, it relaxes you, brings you closer to nature, even improves your quality of life. But for some, it could be a backbreaking activity. Well, it doesn't have to be. This guide outlines practical ways to make your life in the garden a lot easier and more fun.

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

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