27 Free Kindle Books and 25 Kindle Book Deals for Tuesday Afternoon, April 30, 2013

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Free Kindle Books – Full List at Amazon

Free Kindle Books – Romance

  1. * [Short Story] It’s in His Kiss by Caitie Quinn. Price: Free. Genre: Romance, Contemporary. Rated 4.5 stars on 27 reviews. 42 pages.
  2. To Dance in Liradon by Adrienne Clarke. Price: Free. Genre: Romance, Fantasy. Rated 4.5 stars on 19 reviews. 220 pages.
  3. ** [Repeat from October, 2012] Close Liaisons (The Krinar Chronicles, Volume 1) by Anna Zaires.  Price: Free. Genre: Romance, Paranormal, Fantasy. Rated 4.2 stars on 93 reviews. 319 pages.
  4. ** [Repeat from April, 2012] Amaranth (The Resistance Trilogy, #1) by Rachael Wade. Price: Free. Genre: Romance, Paranormal, Fantasy. Rated 4.2 stars on 81 reviews. 245 pages.
  5. * [Repeat from October, 2012] His Majesty, the Prince of Toads by Delle Jacobs. Price: Free. Genre: Romance, Historical Fantasy. Rated 3.9 stars on 54 reviews. 220 pages.
  6. [Novella] Vampiric by J.A. Fielding. Price: Free. Genre: Romance, Paranormal, Fantasy. Rated 3.8 stars on 9 reviews. 92 pages.

Free Kindle Books – Thrillers & Mysteries

  1. Unprotected Sax by Tony McFadden and Charles McFadden. Price: Free. Genre: Mystery, Crime. Rated 5 stars on 4 reviews. 373 pages.
  2. ** [Repeat from September, 2012] Maui Widow Waltz (Islands of Aloha Mystery Series) by JoAnn Bassett. Price: Free. Genre: Mystery, Women Sleuths. Rated 4.2 stars on 80 reviews. 338 pages.
  3. Sedition: A Political Thriller by Tom Abrahams. Price: Free. Genre: Thriller, Political. Rated 4 stars on 25 reviews. 390 pages.

Free Kindle Books – Christian

  1. From a Heavenly Land by Cathy Slusser. Price: Free. Genre: Christian, Religious Fiction, Historical. Rated 5 stars  on 5 reviews. 383 pages.
  2. A Texas Legacy Christmas by DiAnn Mills. Price: Free. Genre: Christian, Religious Fiction, Historical Romance. Rated 4.7 stars  on 9 reviews. 288 pages.

Free Kindle Books – Fantasy, Science Fiction & Horror

  1. Perpetual Motion by Bruce Hesselbach. Price: Free. Genre: Fantasy, Alternative History, Steampunk. Rated 5 stars on 2 reviews. 392 KB.
  2. Delphine Dodd by S.P. Miskowski. Price: Free. Genre: Horror, Ghosts. Rated 4.7 stars on 7 reviews. 107 pages.
  3. ** [Repeat from November, 2012] Secrets: The Hero Chronicles by Tim Mettey. Price: Free. Genre: Science Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic. Rated 4.2 stars on 84 reviews. 328 pages.
  4. * [Short Story] The Graveyard Speaks by Hunter Shea. Price: Free. Genre: Horror, Ghosts. Rated 4 stars on 37 reviews. 51 pages.

Free Kindle Books – Children & Young Adult

  1. Princess Sassy Pants Learns to Dance by Michael-John Wolfe and SugarSnail. Price: Free. Genre: Children. Rated 4.7 stars on 6 reviews. 677 KB.
  2. *** [Was $1.99 in July — Now Free] Everblue (Mer Tales, Book 1) by Brenda Pandos.  Price: Free. Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance set in Lake Tahoe. Rated 4.4 stars on 94 reviews. 305 pages.
  3. Towering Tiger — Indoor Explorer Picture Book by Michael Wills. Price: Free. Genre: Children. Rated 4.4 stars on 24 reviews. 23 pages.
  4. *** [Free Book of the Afternoon] [Repeat from October, 2012] Darkness Falls (Darkness Falls Series, Book 1) by Jessica Sorensen.  Price: Free. Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Paranormal, Fantasy. Rated 4.3 stars on 272 reviews. 289 pages.
  5. ** [Repeat from November, 2012] Indelible Love — Emily’s Story by D.W. Cee. Price: Free. Genre: Young Adult, Romance. Rated 4.3 stars on 85 reviews. 363 pages.
  6. Squeaky the Helpful Little Squirrel by ChiChi Martin. Price: Free. Genre: Children. Rated 4.3 stars on 6 reviews. 14 pages.
  7. Six Birds Book by Michael Wills. Price: Free. Genre: Children. Rated 4.2 stars on 16 reviews. 4695 KB.
  8. Cougar Cub Tales: The Sneezy Wheezy Day by Sharon Cramer. Price: Free. Genre: Children. Rated 4 stars on 24 reviews. 37 pages.

Free Kindle Books – Non Fiction

  1. The IT Marketing Crash Course: How to Get Clients for Your Technology Business by Raj Khera.  Price: Free. Genre: Non Fiction, Sales & Marketing. Rated 4.9 stars on 9 reviews. 112 pages.
  2. Market-Fresh Mixology: Cocktails for Every Season by Bridget Albert. Price: Free. Genre: Non Fiction, Cooking, Food & Wine, Mixed Beverages. Rated 4.7 stars on 17 reviews. 120 pages.
  3. SMART Goals — The Secret of Achieving Anything You Want in Life by John Wade. Price: Free. Genre: Non Fiction, Management & Leadership. Rated 4.7 stars on 7 reviews. 44 pages.
  4. The Simple Art of Bodybuilding: A Practical Guide to Training and Nutrition by David DLM.  Price: Free. Genre: Non Fiction, Health, Mind & Body, Fitness & Nutrition. Rated 4.6 stars on 14 reviews. 70 pages.
  5. Power Verbs for Job Seekers: Hundreds of Verbs and Phrases to Bring Your Resumes, Cover Letters and Job Interviews to Life by Michael Lawrence Faulkner and Michelle Faulkner-Lunsford.  Price: Free. Genre: Non Fiction, Job Hunting & Careers. Rated 4.4 stars on 5 reviews. 288 pages.

Deals after this point.
####### Kindle Book Deals – NOT Free, Just CHEAP ########

PLEASE check prices BEFORE buying. These were all deals at 4:50 pm EST – However, prices change.

Kindle Daily Deal – Today’s 4 Amazon-recommended Kindle Daily Deals:

Kindle Book Deals – Romance

  1. [Free for Prime] My Biker Bodyguard by J.R. Turner. Price: $0.99. Genre: Romance, Suspense. Rated 4.5 stars on 4 reviews. 374 KB.

Kindle Book Deals – Thrillers & Mysteries

  1. *** A Fistful of Collars: A Chet and Bernie Mystery by Spencer Quinn. Price: $2.99. Genre: Mystery, Private Eyes, Canine Sleuths, Well-Reviewed. Rated 4.7 stars on 175 reviews. 322 pages.
  2. *** Breaking Silence (Kate Burkholder) by Linda Castillo. Price: $3.99. Genre: Mystery, Police Procedural, Set in Amish Country, Well-Reviewed. Rated 4.5 stars on 123 reviews. 320 pages.
  3. Bloodland by Alan Glynn. Price: $3.79. Genre: Thriller, Suspense, Booklist Starred Review. Rated 4.2 stars on 29 reviews. 384 pages.
  4. *** The Vanished Man: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel by Jeffery Deaver. Price: $2.99. Genre: Mystery, Police Procedural. Rated 4.1 stars on 181 reviews. 560 pages.
  5. ** Last Car to Elysian Fields (Dave Robicheaux Mysteries) by James Lee Burke. Price: $2.99. Genre: Mystery, Police Procedural, Booklist Starred Review. Rated 4 stars  on 77 reviews. 496 pages.
  6. *** Bones to Ashes (Temperance Brennan Novels) by Kathy Reichs. Price: $2.99. Genre: Mystery, Women Sleuths, Forensic Thriller, Well-Reviewed. Rated 3.9 stars on 138 reviews. 416 pages.
  7. ** Cover Her Face: An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery by P.D. James. Price: $1.99. Genre: Mystery, Police Procedural. Rated 3.7 stars on 43 reviews. 291 pages.
  8. *** Star Island (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard) by Carl Hiaasen. Price: $2.99. Genre: Thriller, Suspense, Humor. Rated 3.5 stars on 256 reviews. 478 pages.

Kindle Book Deals – Fantasy, Science Fiction & Horror

  1. ** Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang. Price: $4.97. Genre: Science Fiction, Short Stories, Well-Reviewed. Rated 4.6 on 73 reviews. 298 pages.
  2. *** [Repeat from 2010] His Majesty’s Dragon (Temeraire) by Naomi Novik. Price: $0.99. Genre: Fantasy, Alternative History, Well-Reviewed Debut Novel. Rated 4.4 on 407 reviews. 384 pages.
  3. *** Infected by Scott Sigler. Price: $3.99. Genre: Horror, Publishers Weekly Starred Review. Rated 4.3 on 421 reviews. 354 pages.
  4. *** The Good, the Bad and the Undead (The Hollows, Book 2) by Kim Harrison. Price: $2.99. Genre: Fantasy, Contemporary. Rated 4.3 on 228 reviews. 464 pages.
  5. The Hum and the Shiver (Tufa Novels) by Alex Bledsoe. Price: $2.99. Genre: Fantasy, Contemporary, Well-Reviewed. Rated 4.3 on 28 reviews. 350 pages.
  6. ** Lamentation (The Psalms of Isaak) by Ken Scholes. Price: $2.99. Genre: Fantasy, Contemporary, Well-Reviewed Debut Novel. Rated 4.2 on 86 reviews. 368 pages.
  7. *** Blood and Ice by Robert Masello. Price: $1.99. Genre: Fantasy, Historical, Thriller, Action & Adventure, Publishers Weekly and Booklist Starred Reviews. Rated 3.7 on 152 reviews. 515 pages.

Kindle Book Deals – Historical Fiction

  1. *** The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant. Price: $2.99. Genre: Historical Fiction, Set in 15th Century Florence, Well-Reviewed. Rated 3.9 stars on 352 reviews. 448 pages.

Kindle Book Deals – Various Genres (Fiction) including Adventure

  1. *** [Repeat from 2011] Ham On Rye by Charles Bukowski. Price: $1.99. Genre: Fiction Classic, Coming of Age. Rated 4.5 stars on 192 reviews. 298 pages.
  2. ** We Live in Water: Stories by Jess Walter. Price: $1.99. Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Short Stories, Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Starred Reviews. Rated 4.4 stars on 40 reviews. 195 pages.

Kindle Book Deals – Non Fiction

  1. Okonomiyaki: Japanese Comfort Food by Yoshio Saito. Price: $3.03. Genre: Non Fiction, Cooking & Food, Asian. Rated 4.8 stars on 4 reviews. 119 pages.
  2. Life Beyond Measure by Sidney Poitier. Price: $1.99. Genre: Non Fiction, Memoir, Publishers Weekly Starred Review. Rated 4.6 stars on 23 reviews. 304 pages.
  3. *** Lucky by Alice Seebold. Price: $2.99. Genre: Non Fiction, Memoir, Well-Reviewed. Rated 4.4 stars on 366 reviews. 256 pages.
  4. *** The Measure of a Man (Oprah’s Book Club) by Sidney Poitier. Price: $2.99. Genre: Non Fiction, Memoir, Well-Reviewed. Rated 4.2 stars on 295 reviews. 361 pages.
  5. *** The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home by Dan Ariely. Price: $1.99. Genre: Non Fiction, Behavioral Science, Cognitive Science and Psychology, Consumerism, Well-Reviewed. Rated 4 stars on 119 reviews. 368 pages.
  6. ** The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley and the Unlikely Asce by Alan Light. Price: $2.99. Genre: Non Fiction, Music, History & Criticism, Amazon Best Book for December, 2012, Kirkus and Booklist Starred Reviews. Rated 4 stars on 57 reviews. 288 pages.
  7. *** [Book Deal of the Day] ‘Tis: A Memoir by Frank McCourt. Price: $2.99. Genre: Non Fiction, Memoir, Well-Reviewed. Rated 3.8 stars on 656 reviews. 610 pages.


What do Stars next to Free Kindle Books mean?

* – Recommended.
*Books are Books that have one or more of – 4.5 stars rating on 10+ reviews, great description and cover, promising premise.

** – Strongly Recommended.
**Books are Books that have one or more of – 4.5 stars rating on 50+ reviews, 4 star rating on 100+ reviews, very promising description, very promising premise.

*** – Get it Now!
***Books are The Very Best. These are books that have 4.5 stars rating on 100+ reviews.

[Pick of the Day]/[Pick of the Week] – Book that stands out even amongst the *** ones and ** ones.

Wild Card Pick – Not enough reviews but we think it’s a winner. That over time it would be * or **.

Wild Card – Not enough reviews but sounds good.

True Wild Card – No reviews but interesting.

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