Sunday, February 9, 2014

Free Kindle Books 2-9-14

I missed two days of posts. Friday there was nothing that I found that interested me enough. Saturday, I was just busy and never got to it.

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.

SEVEN-X (A Psychological Suspense-Thriller-Horror)
SEVEN-X is the first book in the SEVEN-X Trilogy, revolving around Los Angeles Times Investigative Reporter Eddie Hansen, who gets a tip on a missing death row prisoner being held at a Behavioral Health Center in a remote location outside the small town of Dell City, Texas. With an opportunity to break the story, Eddie voluntarily commits himself into the asylum in hopes of finding Annette Dobson, "The SIDS Killer." She is rumored to have had her execution faked so she could be shipped to the asylum, have an exorcism and give birth to the child the world thinks is dead.

Eddie's journals, video diary and recordings leave a trail of breadcrumbs into experimental procedures conducted on patients without their consent. As he dives deeper into his investigation, Eddie is forced to confront his own demons as an unwilling participant in the asylum's controversial rehabilitation procedures.
This is a revised Collector's limited edition copy of SEVEN-X

5 star:(68)
4 star:(53)
3 star:(19)
2 star:(10)
1 star:(6)

[#19 - has potential. The author is one who does not seem to like criticism, so expect flak from him if you post a less that stellar review.]

Dark Space
Ten years ago the Sythians invaded the galaxy with one goal: to wipe out the human race.

Now the survivors are hiding in the last human sector of the galaxy: Dark Space--once a place of exile for criminals, now the last refuge of mankind.

The once galaxy-spanning Imperium of Star Systems is left guarding the gate which is the only way in or out of Dark Space--but not everyone is satisfied with their governance.

Freelancer and ex-convict Ethan Ortane is on the run. He owes crime lord Alec Brondi 10,000 sols, and his ship is badly damaged. When Brondi catches up with him, he makes an offer Ethan can't refuse. Ethan must infiltrate and sabotage the Valiant, the Imperial Star Systems Fleet carrier which stands guarding the entrance of Dark Space, and then his debt will be cleared. While Ethan is still undecided about what he will do, he realizes that the Imperium has been lying and putting all of Dark Space at risk. Now Brondi's plan is starting to look like a necessary evil, but before Ethan can act on it, he discovers that the real plan was much more sinister than what he was told, and he will be lucky to escape the Valiant alive. . . .

5 star:(315)
4 star:(498)
3 star:(105)
2 star:(23)
1 star:(14)
 [#46 - any book with close to 1000 reviews likely means it was good enough for a lot of people to read it. I would expect pretty basic shoot-em-up space cowboys.]

How to Store Food for a Disaster | Disaster Preparedness Food Storage | Emergency Food Supply During Natural Disasters
As an Emergency measure no form of Food Conservation is more important
than the home storage of vegetables for winter use. Canning and drying are
essential to the survivors food supply, and should be practiced to the fullest possible extent, but they do not take the place of storage. To keep vegetables in their natural state is the simplest form of preparation for winter needs is an essential skill. By taking proper precautions against decay and freezing an abundant supply of certain kinds of fresh vegetables may be kept at minimum expenditure of money and effort.

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

[#61-one of the reviews says it is a "war guide from the 40s".]

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