23 Free Kindle Books and 25 Kindle Book Deals for Thursday Afternoon, May 2, 2013

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Free Kindle Books – Full List at Amazon

Free Kindle Books – Romance

  1. At First Touch by Mattie Dunman. Price: Free. Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal. Rated 4.4 stars on 18 reviews. 267 pages.

Free Kindle Books – Thrillers & Mysteries

  1. ** The Hangman’s Companion (The Second Jim McGill Novel) by Joseph Flynn. Price: Free. Genre: Mystery, Private Eyes. Rated 4.9 stars on 30 reviews. 528 pages.
  2. A Sealed Fate by Lisa Gordon. Price: Free. Genre: Thriller, Suspense. Rated 4.8 stars on 9 reviews. 226 pages.
  3. Cast the First Stone: a Rebecca Stone Mystery by Phyllis Zimbler Miller. Price: Free. Genre: Mystery, Women Sleuths. Rated 4.8 stars on 4 reviews. 174 pages.
  4. 7th Sin (Book 2 of the Darc Murders Series) by Carolyn McCray and Ben Hopkin. Price: Free. Genre: Mystery, Hard-Boiled. Rated 4.7 stars on 25 reviews. 750 KB.
  5. Sportsman’s Bet (Ian Dodge Mysteries) by Judy Nichols. Price: Free. Genre: Mystery, Hard-Boiled. Rated 4.3 stars on 7 reviews. 229 pages.
  6. Enemy in Blue: The Trial (Book #2 The Cruz Marquez Thrillers) by Derek Blass. Price: Free. Genre: Thriller, Legal, Men’s Adventure. Rated 4.1 stars on 7 reviews. 226 pages.

Free Kindle Books – Christian

  1. Everyday Faith: 48 Messages to Inspire Insight, Action & Joy in Everyday Life by Shari Guilfoile. Price: Free. Genre: Christian, Religion & Spirituality, Christian Living. Rated 5 stars on 16 reviews. 53 pages.
  2. Poison (Bloodline Trilogy) by Jordyn Redwood. Price: Free. Genre: Christian, Religious Fiction, Suspense. Rated 4.8 stars on 37 reviews. 312 pages.
  3. Things We Once Held Dear (Legacy Series) by Ann Tatlock. Price: Free. Genre: Christian, Religious Fiction, Romance. Rated 4.3 stars on 11 reviews. 402 pages.
  4. *** [Free Book of the Afternoon] [Was $0.99 in September — Now Free] The Catherine Kimbridge Chronicles #1, Inception by Andrew Beery. Price: Free. Genre: Christian, Religious Fiction, Science Fiction, Space Opera. Rated 4.1 stars on 109 reviews. 265 pages.

Free Kindle Books – Fantasy, Science Fiction & Horror

  1. * [Novella] The Wardog’s Coin by Vox Day.  Price: Free. Genre: Fantasy, Epic. Rated 4.6 stars on 25 reviews. 85 pages.
  2. The Search for Artemis (The Chronicles of Landon Wicker) by P.D. Griffith.  Price: Free. Genre: Science Fiction, Action & Adventure. Rated 4.4 stars on 19 reviews. 376 pages.

Free Kindle Books – Historical Fiction

  1. ** A Pledge of Silence by Flora J. Solomon. Price: Free. Genre: Historical Fiction, Set in the Philippines during WWII. Rated 4.8 stars on 36 reviews. 347 pages.

Free Kindle Books – Children & Young Adult

  1. * [Repeat from August, 2012] Semper (New Eden) by Peter J. Dudley.  Price: Free. Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic. Rated 4.5 stars on 43 reviews. 196 pages.

Free Kindle Books – Various Genres (Fiction) including Adventure

  1. ** [Repeat from July, 2012] The Lighter Side of Large by Becky Siame. Price: Free. Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Humor. Rated 4.5 stars on 80 reviews. 392 pages.
  2. * [Repeat from July, 2012] Ladies and Gentlemen…The Redeemers by Michael Scott Miller.  Price: Free. Genre: Contemporary Fiction. Rated 4.4 stars on 35 reviews. 288 pages.
  3. * [Repeat from August, 2012] Dark Places (Dark Places of the Earth) by Jon Evans. Price: Free. Genre: Action & Adventure, Thriller, Well-Reviewed. Rated 4.1 stars on 21 reviews. 336 pages.

Free Kindle Books – Non Fiction

  1. 3500: An Autistic Boy’s Ten-Year Romance with Snow White by Ron Miles. Price: Free. Genre: Non Fiction, Memoirs, Parenting, Autism. Rated 4.8 stars on 25 reviews. 248 pages.
  2. Smoothie Recipes for Beginners by Susan Ellerbeck. Price: Free. Genre: Non Fiction, Cooking & Food, Special Diet. Rated 4.6 stars on 26 reviews. 48 pages.
  3. The Ketogenic Diet: A Blood Sugar Solution by Dr. Robert Short. Price: Free. Genre: Non Fiction, Cooking & Food, Special Diet. Rated 4.4 stars on 32 reviews. 38 pages.
  4. * [Repeat from November, 2012] Mind Maps: Improve Memory, Concentration, Communication… by Ken Arthur. Price: Free. Genre: Non Fiction, Education & Reference, Memory. Rated 4.4 stars on 24 reviews. 224 pages.
  5. ** American Chick in Saudi Arabia by Jean Sasson. Price: Free. Genre: Non Fiction, Memoir. Rated 4 stars on 47 reviews. 102 pages.
  6. Your Novel, Day by Day: A Fiction Writer’s Companion by Mary Anna Evans. Price: Free. Genre: Non Fiction, Education & Reference, Writing Skills. Rated 4 stars on 4 reviews. 295 pages.

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

PLEASE check prices BEFORE buying. These were all deals at 5:20 pm EST – However, prices change.

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

Kindle Book Deals – Romance

  1. The Kiss of a Stranger: A Regency Romance by Sarah M. Eden. Price: $3.99. Genre: Romance, Historical. Rated 4.6 stars on 34 reviews. 252 pages.
  2. *** Long Gone by Alafair Burke. Price: $1.99. Genre: Romance, Suspense. Rated 3.9 stars on 103 reviews. 547 pages.

Kindle Book Deals – Thrillers & Mysteries

  1. Strike Three You’re Dead (The Harvey Blissberg Mysteries) by R.D. Rosen. Price: $2.99. Genre: Mystery, Baseball, Edgar Award Winner for Best First Novel, Penzler Pick. Rated 5 stars on 5 reviews. 234 pages.
  2. Complication by Isaac Adamson. Price: $4.99. Genre: Thriller, Suspense, Action & Adventure, Edgar Award Nominee for 2013, Well-Reviewed. Rated 4.8 stars on 11 reviews. 290 pages.
  3. *** City of Veils (A Katya Hijazi and Nayir Sharqi Novel) by Zoe Ferraris. Price: $3.99. Genre: Mystery, Women Sleuths, Publishers Weekly and Booklist Starred Review. Rated 4.4 stars on 94 reviews. 411 pages.
  4. Hopscotch (Otto Penzler Presents) by Brian Garfield. Price: $1.99. Genre: Thriller, Espionage. Rated 4.4 stars on 9 reviews. 272 pages.
  5. Compromising Positions (Judith Singer Novels) by Susan Isaacs. Price: $3.99. Genre: Mystery, Women Sleuths, Well-Reviewed. Rated 4.1 stars on 22 reviews. 352 pages.
  6. Milk and Honey (Decker/Lazarus) by Faye Kellerman. Price: $1.99. Genre: Mystery, Police Procedural. Rated 3.9 stars on 28 reviews. 436 pages.

Kindle Book Deals – Christian

  1. ** Love Finds You in Glacier Bay, Alaska by Tricia Goyer and Ocieanna Fleiss. Price: $0.99. Genre: Christian, Religious Fiction, Romance. Rated 4.7 stars on 89 reviews. 320 pages.

Kindle Book Deals – Fantasy, Science Fiction & Horror

  1. Selected Stories by Theodore Sturgeon. Price: $3.99. Genre: Science Fiction, Anthology, Well-Reviewed. Rated 4.8 stars on 5 reviews. 448 pages.
  2. ** The Raven Ring (The Lyra Novels) by Patricia C. Wrede. Price: $1.99. Genre: Fantasy, Epic. Rated 4.6 stars on 52 reviews. 352 pages.
  3. Bloodchild by Octavia Butler. Price: $3.99. Genre: Science Fiction, Anthology, Winner of Nebula and Hugo Awards. Rated 4.5 stars on 22 reviews. 228 pages.
  4. *** The Dreaming Void by Peter F. Hamilton. Price: $1.99. Genre: Science Fiction, Space Opera, Action & Adventure, Well-Reviewed. Rated 4 stars on 96 reviews. 641 pages.

Kindle Book Deals – Historical Fiction

  1. *** Mila 18 by Leon Uris. Price: $3.79. Genre: Historical Fiction, Set in Warsaw during WWII. Rated 4.7 stars on 121 reviews. 576 pages.

Kindle Book Deals – Children & Young Adult

  1. ** The Memory of After (The Memory Chronicles) by Lenore Appelhans. Price: $3.79. Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Futuristic. Rated 4.2 stars on 55 reviews. 290 pages.

Kindle Book Deals – Various Genres (Fiction) including Adventure

  1. *** A Soldier of the Great War by Mark Helprin. Price: $2.99. Genre: Literary Fiction, Historical. Rated 4.5 stars on 208 reviews. 880 pages.
  2. The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove by Susan Gregg Gilmore. Price: $3.99. Genre: Family Life, Coming of Age. Rated 4.4 stars on 39 reviews. 274 pages.
  3. *** Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon. Price: $3.99. Genre: Literary Fiction, Satire. Rated 4.1 stars on 187 reviews. 388 pages.
  4. *** [Book Deal of the Day] The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. Price: $2.99. Genre: Literary Fiction. Rated 4 stars on 593 reviews. 305 pages.
  5. A Model World: And Other Stories by Michael Chabon. Price: $3.99. Genre: Literary Fiction. Rated 4 stars on 17 reviews. 208 pages.

Kindle Book Deals – Non Fiction

  1. The Death of Innocents: A True Story of Murder, Medicine, and High-Stake Science by Richard Fastman and Jamie Talan. Price: $4.99. Genre: Non Fiction, True Accounts, Murder & Mayhem, Well-Reviewed. Rated 4.7 stars on 31 reviews. 640 pages.
  2. *** Adrift: Seventy-Six Days Lost at Sea by Steven Callahan. Price: $2.99. Genre: Non Fiction, Travel, Memoir, Sea Adventure, Well-Reviewed. Rated 4.5 stars on 161 reviews. 256 pages.
  3. Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America by Garry Wills. Price: $2.99. Genre: Non Fiction, History, American. Rated 4.5 stars on 20 reviews. 320 pages.
  4. Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem by Gloria Steinem. Price: $3.99. Genre: Non Fiction, Self-Help, Well-Reviewed. Rated 4.3 stars on 26 reviews. 434 pages.
  5. Shooting Victoria: Madness, Mayhem, and the Rebirth of the British Monarchy by Paul Thomas Murphy. Price: $2.99. Genre: Non Fiction, History, British, Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Starred Reviews. Rated 4.2 stars on 18 reviews. 512 pages.
  6. The Jews: Story of a People by Howard Fast. Price: $3.99. Genre: Non Fiction, History, Judaism. Rated 4.1 stars on 12 reviews. 424 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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