25 Free Kindle Books and 26 Kindle Book Deals for Saturday Afternoon, May 4, 2013

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Disclaimer: Prices Change. It’s 3:20 pm EST and all books were free FOR EVERYONE in the US (you didn’t have to have Prime). Please check the Price BEFORE buying – especially if you are reading this post on Sunday, May 5.

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Free Kindle Books – Full List at Amazon

Free Kindle Books – Romance

  1. Anything for Abby by Gary Heyd. Price: Free. Genre: Romance, Historical, Suspense. Rated 5 stars on 5 reviews. 238 pages.
  2. Waiting on the Sidelines by Ginger Scott. Price: Free. Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Coming of Age. Rated 4.6 stars on 9 reviews. 252 pages.
  3. The Long Engagement by W.S. Haggard. Price: Free. Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Travel. Rated 4.8 stars on 13 reviews. 555 KB.
  4. Thunderstorm (Daughters of Eden) by J.M. Schroder. Price: Free. Genre: Romance, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal. Rated 4.4 stars on 25 reviews. 312 pages.
  5. [Novella] Risking Eternity by Gwenan Haines. Price: Free. Genre: Romance, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal. Rated 4 stars on 6 reviews. 94 pages.
  6. Behind the Tears (Behind the Lives) by Marita A. Hansen. Price: Free. Genre: Romance, Suspense. Rated 3.9 stars on 7 reviews. 525 pages.

Free Kindle Books – Thrillers & Mysteries

  1. * [Repeat from November, 2012] In Good Faith (Joe Dillard Series No. 2) by Scott Pratt. Price: Free. Genre: Thriller, Suspense. Rated 4.6 stars on 40 reviews. 313 pages.
  2. * [Repeat from September, 2012] The Dead Hand of Sweeney County by David L. Bradley.  Price: Free. Genre: Mystery, Historical. Rated 4.6 stars on 41 reviews. 64 pages.
  3. * [Was $0.99 in August — Now Free] [Novella]  Accomplished in Murder: A Victorian Mystery by Dara England. Price: Free. Genre: Mystery, Historical, British Detectives. Rated 3.9 stars on 41 reviews. 64 pages.

Free Kindle Books – Christian

  1. The Maiden of Mayfair (Tales of London Book #1) by Lawana Blackwell. Price: Free. Genre: Christian, Religious Fiction, Romance, Historical. Rated 4.6 stars on 36 reviews. 420 pages.
  2. Tomorrow’s Sun (Lost Sanctuary) by Becky Melby. Price: Free. Genre: Christian, Religious Fiction, Romance, Historical. Rated 4 stars on 13 reviews. 322 pages.

Free Kindle Books – Children & Young Adult

  1. Ravenspell Book 1: Of Mice and Magic by David Farland. Price: Free. Genre: Children and Preteen, Fantasy. Rated 5 stars on 2 reviews. 180 pages.
  2. Leaf & the Long Ice (Twig Stories) by Jo Marshall and D.W. Murray. Price: Free. Genre: Children and Preteen, Fantasy, Environmental. Rated 5 stars on 2 reviews. 266 pages.
  3. The Pandora Project by Heather A. Cowan. Price: Free. Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance. Rated 4.8 stars on 11 reviews. 219 pages.
  4. Leaf & the Rushing Waters (Twig Stories) by Jo Marshall and D.W. Murray. Price: Free. Genre: Children and Preteen, Fantasy, Environmental. Rated 4.7 stars on 9 reviews. 372 pages.
  5. Leaf & the Sky of Fire (Twig Stories) by Jo Marshall and D.W. Murray. Price: Free. Genre: Children and Preteen, Fantasy, Environmental. Rated 4.4 stars on 5 reviews. 320 pages.
  6. Pequena the Burro by Jami Parkison and Itoko Maeno. Price: Free. Genre: Children, Hispanic Heritage. Rated 4.3 stars on 3 reviews. 30 pages.

Free Kindle Books – Various Genres (Fiction) including Adventure

  1. Uilleann by A.C. Lambert. Price: Free. Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Family. Rated 4.9 stars on 7 reviews. 474 pages.
  2. ** Rebecca by Adam J. Nicolai. Price: Free. Genre: Literary Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Gay & Lesbian. Rated 4.8 stars on 40 reviews. 300 pages.
  3. I Prefer the Sunrise by Anna Rae Aberle. Price: Free. Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Women’s Fiction. Rated 4.8 stars on 17 reviews. 259 pages.
  4. Happy Birthday Mr. Sidney by Paul Maddams. Price: Free. Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Action & Adventure. Rated 4.7 stars on 11 reviews. 328 pages.
  5. HDU by India Lee. Price: Free. Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Women’s Fiction. Rated 4.4 stars on 24 reviews. 309 pages.
  6. Book Group by Hartley Burns. Price: Free. Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Humor. Rated 4.3 stars on 9 reviews. 174 pages.

Free Kindle Books – Non Fiction

  1. Crossing the Moon by Paulette Alden. Price: Free. Genre: Non Fiction, Memoir. Rated 5 stars on 5 reviews. 295 pages.
  2. The Gratitude Book Project: Celebrating 365 Days of Gratitude 2013 Edition by Donna Kozik. Price: Free. Genre: Non Fiction, Self-Help, Motivational, Spiritual. Rated 4.6 stars on 32 reviews. 342 pages.
  3. The Last Englishman by Keith Foskett. Price: Free. Genre: Non Fiction, Travelogue, Hiking & the Outdoors. Rated 4.5 stars on 20 reviews. 352 pages.

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

PLEASE check prices BEFORE buying. These were all deals at 3:20 pm EST – However, prices change.

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

Kindle Book Deals – Romance

  1. *** The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgerton Family) by Julia Quinn. Price: $2.99. Genre: Romance, Historical, Regency. Rated 4.5 stars on 203 reviews. 384 pages.
  2. The Heart Breaker (Rocky Mountain Brides) by Nicole Jordan. Price: $0.99. Genre: Romance, Western. Rated 4.1 stars on 27 reviews. 367 pages.
  3. *** [Free for Prime] [Was $2.99 in October — Now $2.00]  A Small Fortune (Fortune Series) byAudrey Braun. Price: $2.00. Genre: Romance, Thriller, Suspense. Rated 4 stars on 165 reviews. 290 pages.

Kindle Book Deals – Thrillers & Mysteries

  1. A Dram of Poison by Charlotte Armstrong. Price: $1.99. Genre: Thriller, Suspense, Well-Reviewed. Rated 4.5 stars on 8 reviews. 392 KB.
  2. The Hog Murders (The Niccolo Benedetti Mysteries) by William L. DeAndrea. Price: $1.99. Genre: Mystery, Police Procedural, Edgar Award Winner, Inspired by Stout’s Nero Wolfe and one of Jake’s Personal Favorites. Rated 4.5 stars on 2 reviews. 220 pages.
  3. *** Echo Park (A Harry Bosch Novel) by Michael Connelly. Price: $5.24. Genre: Mystery, Police Procedural. Rated 4.4 stars on 325 reviews. 417 pages.
  4. A Dark-Adapted Eye by Ruth Rendell (Writing as Barbara Vine). Price: $1.99. Genre: Mystery, Women Sleuths. Rated 4.3 stars on 40 reviews. 290 pages.
  5. Book of Souls (Will Piper) by Glenn Cooper. Price: $1.99. Genre: Thriller, Suspense, Supernatural. Rated 4.3 stars on 28 reviews. 388 pages.
  6. ** [Free for Prime] London Twist: A Delilah Novella) by Barry Eisler. Price: $2.99. Genre: Thriller, Suspense, Espionage. Rated 4.2 stars on 75 reviews. 114 pages.
  7. Secret of the Seventh Son (Will Piper) by Glenn Cooper. Price: $2.99. Genre: Thriller, Suspense, Supernatural. Rated 4.2 stars on 40 reviews. 416 pages.
  8. * [Free for Prime] Moonlight Rises (Dick Moonlight) by Vincent Zandri. Price: $2.99. Genre: Mystery, Hard-Boiled. Rated 4 stars on 47 reviews. 233 pages.

Kindle Book Deals – Christian

  1. The Wiersbe Bible Study Series: Mark: Serving Others as You Walk with the Master Servant by Warren W. Wiersbe. Price: $4.50. Genre: Christian, Religion & Spirituality, Bible Study. Rated 4.8 stars on 16 reviews. 160 pages.

Kindle Book Deals – Fantasy, Science Fiction & Horror

  1. *** [Book Deal of the Day] [Was $6.53 in April — Now $4.90] The Hobbit: 75th Anniversary by J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien. Price: $4.90. Genre: Fantasy, Epic, Classic. Rated 4.7 stars on 4,873 reviews. 322 pages.

Kindle Book Deals – Historical Fiction

  1. ** The Tudor Secret (The Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles) by C.W. Gortner. Price: $3.79. Genre: Historical Fiction. Rated 3.9 stars on 69 reviews. 352 pages.

Kindle Book Deals – Children & Young Adult

  1. ** The Artemis Fowl Files by Eoin Colfer. Price: $3.49. Genre: Children, Fantasy, Fairy Tales. Rated 4.4 stars on 51 reviews. 208 pages.
  2. * [Novella] Fanged Princess by Elisabeth Wheatley. Price: $1.29. Genre: Young Adult and Preteen, Fantasy, Paranormal, Vampires. Rated 4.3 stars on 10 reviews. 79 pages.

Kindle Book Deals – Various Genres (Fiction) including Adventure

  1. The Faith Healer of Olive Avenue by Manuel Munoz. Price: $1.99. Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Mexican-American, Short Stories. Rated 5 stars on 8 reviews. 239 pages.
  2. ** Deep in the Valley (Grace Valley Trilogy) by Robyn Carr. Price: $4.88. Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Women’s Fiction. Rated 4.5 stars on 76 reviews. 400 pages.
  3. *** [Alternate Book Deal] Rule: A Marked Men Novel by Jay Crownover. Price: $1.99. Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Coming of Age. Rated 4.3 stars on 1,350 reviews. 530 KB.
  4. Facing the Music (Front Porch Paperbacks) by Larry Brown. Price: $1.99. Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Southern Fiction, Short Stories. Rated 4.2 stars on 8 reviews. 186 pages.
  5. The Half-Mammals of Dixie by George Singleton. Price: $1.99. Genre: Literary Fiction, Short Stories. Rated 4.1 stars on 11 reviews. 302 pages.

Kindle Book Deals – Non Fiction

  1. The Orchid Whisperer: Expert Secrets for Growing Beautiful Orchids by Bruce Rogers and Greg Allikas. Price: $2.51. Genre: Non Fiction, Gardening & Horticulture. Rated 4.9 stars on 14 reviews. 144 pages.
  2. Planting the Dry Shade Garden: The Best Plants for the Toughest Spot in Your Garden by Graham Rice. Price: $3.99. Genre: Non Fiction, Gardening & Horticulture. Rated 4.7 stars on 10 reviews. 193 pages.
  3. ** Joy the Baker Cookbook: 100 Simple and Comforting Recipes by Joy Wilson. Price: $1.99. Genre: Non Fiction, Cooking & Food, Baking. Rated 4.6 stars on 87 reviews. 208 pages.
  4. The Lost Bank: The Story of Washington Mutual — The Biggest Bank Failure in American History by Kirsten Grind. Price: $2.99. Genre: Non Fiction, Banks & Banking. Rated 4.3 stars on 36 reviews. 402 pages.
  5. 50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants: The Prettiest Annuals, Perennials, Bulbs and Shrubs That Deer Don’t Eat by Ruth Rogers Clausen and Alan L. Detrick. Price: $3.99. Genre: Non Fiction, Gardening & Horticulture. Rated 4.2 stars on 13 reviews. 224 pages.
  6. Bottlemania by Elizabeth Royte. Price: $2.51. Genre: Non Fiction, Conservation, Ecology, Well-Reviewed. Rated 3.9 stars on 32 reviews. 273 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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