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A Kiss of Shadows by Laurell K. Hamilton [Erotica Fantasy]
A Very Special Delivery by Linda Goodnight [Romance]
Adoption Is a Family Affair!: What Relatives and Friends Must Know by Patricia Irwin Johnston [Lifestyle & Home]
The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, Book 1) by James Patterson [Adventure]
Apprentice by Steve Chalke [Christian Commentary]
Autobiography of a Yogi (Reprint of Original 1946 Edition) by Paramhansa Yogananda [Hinduism]
Baby Bonanza by Maureen Child [Romance]
The Best of Robert E. Howard Volume 1: The Shadow Kingdom by Robert E. Howard [Anthology]
Black Sea Affair by Don Brown [Thriller]
The Bride's Baby by Liz Fielding [Romance]
By Reason of Insanity by Randy Singer [Thriller]
The Christmas Lamp by Lori Copeland [Religion Fiction]
Crime Scene at Cardwell Ranch by B.J. Daniels [Romantic Suspense]
Dancing in the Moonlight by RaeAnne Thayne [Romance]
Defiance (Navy Justice, Book 3) by Don Brown [Thriller]
The Demon Awakens by R.A. Salvatore [Epic]
The Dude Abides by Cathleen Falsani [The Big Lebowski]
Fireflies in December by Jennifer Erin Valent [Christian Fiction]
Halley's Bible Handbook with the New International Version by Henry H. Halley [Bible Study]
Hide in Plain Sight by Marta Perry [Romantic Suspense]
His Lady Mistress by Elizabeth Rolls [Romance]
Homespun Bride by Jillian Hart [Romance]
Hostage (Navy Justice, Book 2) by Don Brown [Thriller]
The Hunters by Jason Pinter [Short Story]
Informing Communities: Sustaining Democracy in the Digital Age by The Knight Commission on the Information Needs of [Political]
Irresistible Forces by Brenda Jackson [Romance]
Kiss Me Deadly by Michele Hauf [Romance]
My Soul to Lose by Rachel Vincent [Paranormal]
Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Recipes for Entertaining by Julie Kaufmann [Cookbook] JUST ADDED! 11/27/09
Once a Cowboy by Linda Warren [Romance]
The Pawn (The Patrick Bowers Files, Book 1) by Steven James [Thriller]
Price of Passion by Susan Napier [Romance]
The Renovation: Carter Mansion (Project Restoration Series, Book 1) by Terri Kraus [Christian Romance] JUST ADDED! 11/27/09
Serial by Jack Kilborn [Horror]
Sin Boldly by Cathleen Falsani [Christian Advice]
Snowbound by Janice Kay Johnson [Romance]
Slow Hands by Leslie Kelly [Romance]
Speed Dating by Nancy Warren [NASCAR Romance]
Starfist: First to Fight by David Sherman & Dan Cragg [Military Sci-Fi]
Stranded with a Spy by Merline Lovelace [Romance]
The Templar Legacy: A Novel by Steve Berry [Suspense]
Trading in Danger by Elizabeth Moon [Space Opera]
Treason (Navy Justice, Book 1) by Don Brown [Thriller]
Tumor Chapter 1 by Joshua Hale Fialkov & Noel Tuazon [Graphic Novel] [Chapter 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 are available for $0.99]
Unleashing the Power of Rubber Bands by Nancy Ortberg [Business]
When Night Falls by Margaret Daley [Short Story Suspense]
The Wild's Call by Jeri Smith-Ready [Romance]


Free Short Stories/Novellas


Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith #1: Precipice by Jack Johnson Miller [Sci-Fi]
Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith #2: Skyborn by Jack Johnson Miller [Sci-Fi]
The Twelve Lies of Christmas (Sophie Green Prequel) by Kate Johnson [Romantic Suspense] JUST ADDED! 11/27/09


Very Cheap ($1 and under)


Aaron's Storybook #1: The Legend of Lightning Larry by Aaron Shepard - $0.01 [Children's Fiction]
Aaron's Storybook #2: The Legend of Slappy Hooper by Aaron Shepard - $0.01 [Children's Fiction]
Aaron's Storybook #3: The Baker's Dozen by Aaron Shepard - $0.01 [Children's Fiction]
Aaron's Storybook #4: The Gifts of Wali Dad by Aaron Shepard - $0.01 [Children's Fiction]
God is Closer Than You Think by Mike Darretta - $0.01 [Christian]
The Magic Flyswatter: A Superhero Tale of Africa, Retold from the Mwindo Epic by Aaron Shepard - $0.01 [Children's Fiction]
The Monkey King: A Superhero Tale of China, Retold from The Journey to the West by Aaron Shepard - $0.01 [Children's Fiction]
The Mountain of Marvels: A Celtic Tale of Magic, Retold from The Mabinogion by Aaron Shepard - $0.01 [Children's Fiction]
Pacific Avenue by Anne L. Watson - $0.01 [Literary Fiction]
Skeeter: A Cat Tale by Anne L. Watson - $0.01 [Humor]
The Songs of Power: A Finnish Tale of Magic, Retold from the Kalevala by Aaron Shepard - $0.01 [Children's Fiction]
Soul Identity by Dennis Batchelder - $0.01 [Technothriller] Sequel now available for $0.99
Sudoku Volume 1: Interactive Sudoku Puzzles for Kindle 2 and Kindle DX - $0.01 [Game]
Timothy Tolliver and the Bully Basher by Aaron Shepard - $0.01 [Children's Fiction]
Down Home Dixie by Pamela Browning - $0.48 [Romance]
The Italian's Chosen Wife by Kate Hewitt - $0.60 [Romance]
Mistress in Private by Julie Cohen -$0.67 [Romance]
Bought: One Island, One Bride by Susan Stephens - $0.71 [Romance]
Wedding Bell Blues by Heather Graham - $0.76 [Romance]
Nurse Jackie by Liz Brixius & Linda Wallem & Evan Dunsky - $0.80 [TV pilot script]
Advantage Disadvantage by Yale R. Jaffe - $0.99 [Sports]
Barracuda by Mike Monahan - $0.99 [Police Thriller]
Bones by Mark Wheaton - $0.99 [Horror Novella]
Deadly Gamble: The First Charlie Parker Mystery by Connie Shelton - $0.99 [Mystery]
Death Notice by John Luciew - $0.99 [Crime Drama]
The Healthy House Answer Book: Answers to the 133 Most Commonly Asked Questions by John Bower - $0.99 [Home Design]
Last Tuesday by Mark Wheaton - $0.99 [Horror Novella]
Luthiel's Song: Dreams of the Ringed Vale by Robert Marston Fannéy - $0.99 [Fantasy]
Mighty Hammer Down (Legend of Reason Series) by David J. Guyton - $0.99 [Fantasy]
Numenon (Bloodsong Series) by Sandy Nathan - $0.99 [Adventure]
The Second Ship (The Rho Agenda: Book One) by Richard Phillips - $0.99 [Technothriller]
Shipwrecked and Seduced by Amanda McCabe - $0.99 [Historical Romance]
Soul Intent by Dennis Batchelder - $0.99 [Technothriller]
Tumor Chapter 2 by Joshua Hale Fialkov & Noel Tuazon - $0.99 [Graphic Novel]
Tumor Chapter 3 by Joshua Hale Fialkov & Noel Tuazon - $0.99 [Graphic Novel]
Tumor Chapter 4 by Joshua Hale Fialkov & Noel Tuazon - $0.99 [Graphic Novel]
Tumor Chapter 5 by Joshua Hale Fialkov & Noel Tuazon - $0.99 [Graphic Novel]
Tumor Chapter 6 by Joshua Hale Fialkov & Noel Tuazon - $0.99 [Graphic Novel]
Tumor Chapter 7 by Joshua Hale Fialkov & Noel Tuazon - $0.99 [Graphic Novel]
Tumor Chapter 8 by Joshua Hale Fialkov & Noel Tuazon - $0.99 [Graphic Novel]
The Variant by John August - $0.99 [Short Story Spy-Fi]
Blood Ties by Pamela Freeman - $1 [Epic]


Very Cheap Self-Published ($1 and under)
A Different Tune by L.K. Campbell - $0.99 [Historical Romance]
A Lifetime of Vengeance by P. J. Grondin - $0.99 [Suspense Thriller]
A Sleep Of Years by Maria Rachel Hooley - $0.99 [Romance]
The Academician - Southern Swallow Book I by Edward C. Patterson - $0.99 [Historical Fiction]
After Life by Jaron Lee Knuth - $0.99 [Zombie Horror]
Along Came A Demon by Linda Welch - $0.99 [Paranormal Mystery]
Anathema (Sojourner Trilogy #3) by Maria Rachel Hooley- $0.99 [Young Adult Fantasy]
Are You Still Submitting Your Work to a Traditional Publisher? by Edward C. Patterson - $0.99 [Writing Advice]
The Beard by Andersen Prunty - $0.99 [Absurdist Fiction] JUST ADDED! 11/27/09
Bobby's Trace by Edward C. Patterson -$0.99 [Horror]
Broken Bulbs by Eddie Wright - $0.99 [Sci-Fi]
The Caliphate by Jack Stewart - $0.99 [Adventure]
Cutting the Cheese by Edward C. Patterson - $0.99 [Humor]
Dear Jane Letters by Amanda Hamm - $0.99 [Romance]
Dragon Ring by Lettie Prell - $0.99 [Fantasy Sci-Fi]
Elfhunter (A Tale of Alterra, The World That Is) by C S Marks - $0.99 [Fantasy] Sequel now available for $0.99
Faking It by Elisa Lorello -$0.99 [Romance Erotica]
The Feathery by Bill Flynn - $0.99 [Golf Murder Mystery] JUST ADDED! 11/20/09
Finding Juliet by Frank Sennett - $0.99 [Romance]
Forty Days by tommy jonq - $0.99 [Short Story Collection]
THE GATEWAY (Harbinger of Doom) by Glenn G. Thater - $0.99 [Epic]
Gemini Tiger: A Novel for the Unhooked by tommy jonq - $0.99 [Contemporary Romance]
Gold Star Wife by L.K. Campbell - $0.99 [Historical Romance]
Halloween Candy: Three Tales of Horror by Douglas Clegg - $0.99 [Horror]
Jane of Chelsea: Lady Amaranth and the Ring of Shallot by J. J. Edwards - $0.99 [Adventure]
Killer Drug by Peter Rost - $0.99 [Thriller]
Killing Mum by Allan Guthrie - $0.99 [Crime Fiction Novella]
Look Away Silence by Edward C. Patterson - $0.99 [Romance]
The Mach Band Region by Maria Rachel Hooley - $0.99 [Horror]
Mankind's Worst Fear by David L Erickson - $0.99 [Science Fiction]
Moonlight by Keith Knapp - $0.99 [Horror]
Mr. Penumbra's Twenty-Four-Hour Book Store by Robin Sloan - $0.99 [Short Story Technothriller]
No Irish Need Apply by Edward C. Patterson -$0.99 [Romance]
October Breezes by Maria Rachel Hooley - $0.99 [Coming Of Age]
Phoenix Tales: Stories of Death & Life by Gregory Bernard Banks - $0.99 [Short Story Collection]
Ravenshade (A Tale of Alterra, The World That Is) by C S Marks - $0.99 [Fantasy]
Recollections: A Baby Boomer's Memories of the Fabulous Fifties by Jim Chambers - $0.99 [Memoir]
Relocating Mia by Rebecca Lerwill - $0.99 [Romantic Thriller]
Rising Tides by Maria Rachel Hooley - $0.99 [Romance]
Rowan of the Wood by Christine & Ethan Rose - $0.99 [Young Adult Fantasy] JUST ADDED! 11/27/09
Second Sight (Sojourner Trilogy #2) by Maria Rachel Hooley- $0.99 [Young Adult Fantasy]
Shameless Shorts Anthology by Various Authors - $0.99 [Short Story Collection]
Sojourner (Sojourner Trilogy #1) by Maria Rachel Hooley & Justine Oglehed - $0.99 [Young Adult Fantasy]
Starstrikers (The Galaxy Collision Series) by Ken McConnell - $0.99 [Science Fiction]
Sudden Death by Michael Balkind - $0.99 [Murder Mystery]
Surviving an American Gulag by Edward C. Patterson - $0.99 [Memoir]
The Takers: Book One of the Oz Chronicles by R.W. Ridley - $0.99 [Horror]
Tightening the Knot by Amanda Hamm - $0.99 [Romance]
Time Storm 2012: Atlantis and the Mayan Prophecy by Juliann Farnsworth - $0.99 [Science Fiction]
Toe Popper by Jonny Tangerine - $0.99 [Suspense]
Turning Idolater by Edward C. Patterson - $0.99 [Mystery]
Twilight in the Spaces Between by David R Williams - $0.99 [Horror]
Unbroken Hearts by Anna Murray - $0.99 [Western]
Wet Desert by Gary Hansen - $0.99 [Technothriller]
Wrapped by Meryl McQueen - $0.99 [Romance]
Zero Station: A Science Fiction Novella by Amanda Hamm - $0.99 [Novella Science Fiction]
A WORLD WITHIN by James Somers - $1 [Fantasy]
American Enigma: The End of the Presidency (The Rise of the One World Ruler) by Sean Michael Hummle - $1 [Political Thriller]
Admiral's Ghost: Book One in the Onyalum Series by NB VanYoos - $1 [Science Fiction]
Baling by Carol Hanrahan - $1 [Young Adult]
The Chronicles of Soone - Rise of Lucin by James Somers - $1 [Fantasy]
CLAWS by Stacey Cochran - $1 [Horror/Suspense]
The Colorado Sequence by Stacey Cochran - $1 [Suspense/Thriller]
Dragon's Awakening (High Council) by Dawn Ibanez - $1 [Fantasy]
Eleganta: A novel of Fairykind by Denny Swartzlander - $1 [Fantasy]
HALLOWED BE THY NAME by James Somers - $1 [Suspense Thriller]
HALLOWED GROUND by James Somers - $1 [Suspense Thriller]
The Horns of September by Wendy Potocki - $1 [Horror Mystery]
Love in a Time of Zombies by Paul Gude - $1 [Zombie Horror]
New Life Incorporated by Maria Rachel Hooley & Cameron Blackwell - $1 [Science Fiction]
The Nine Lives of Clemenza by Holly Christine -$1 [Fiction Philosophy]
Not Fit For Human Consumption: A Comedic Farce by Elmore Hammes - $1 [Comedic Farce]
The ORDER of SHADDAI (The Realm Shift Trilogy) by James Somers - $1 [Fantasy]
The Ostrich, A Tale of Flightless Adventure: Book 1 of the Qistone Trilogy by Stephen W. McNamee - $1 [Fantasy Adventure]
PERDITION'S GATE by James Somers - $1 [Action]
THE REALM SHIFT by JAMES SOMERS - $1 [Fantasy]
Sage: Tales from a Magical Kingdom by Maria E. Schneider - $1 [Fantasy]
SILENT SCREAM by James Somers - $1 [Short Story Action]
Surviving the Fog by Stan Morris - $1 [Horror]
Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck - $1 [Paranormal Romance] JUST ADDED! 11/27/09
Uncovered Passion by Christopher & Melissa Golliday - $1 [Paranormal Romance Novella]
What's So Great About Salvation? by James Somers - $1 [Christian Study]
When Angels Cry by Maria Rachel Hooley - $1 [Romance]
The White Lady Murders by Wendy Potocki - $1 [Supernatural Murder Mystery]

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But.........many times the free book is also offered for Sony formats somewhere else.

Hence the "Deals, freebies and resources" thread.
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But.........many times the free book is also offered for Sony formats somewhere else.

Hence the "Deals, freebies and resources" thread.
I understand that.

This isn't meant to replace Deals, Freebies, and Resources forum but to help out Kindle owners, either new or not, find free books without having to dig through multiple threads in that forum or dig through the bestsellers list on Amazon.

That's why I posted it here in the Kindle forum
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I understand that.

This isn't meant to replace Deals, Freebies, and Resources forum but to help out Kindle owners, either new or not, find free books without having to dig through multiple threads in that forum or dig through the bestsellers list on Amazon.

That's why I posted it here in the Kindle forum
MobileRead is an inclusive forum board, and to me, separating free Kindle books to their own thread is exclusive.

You can post what you would like, of course.

However, it would be a shame if someone with another brand device didn't see a book available to them because it was listed here, and not on "freebies" board.
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MobileRead is an inclusive forum board, and to me, separating free Kindle books to their own thread is exclusive.

You can post what you would like, of course.

However, it would be a shame if someone with another brand device didn't see a book available to them because it was listed here, and not on "freebies" board.
Well, like I said, this isn't meant to replace the Deals, Freebies, and Resources forum; this thread is just a place to compliment it. A master list for new or not new Kindle users.

Kindle deals and non-Kindle deals will continue to be posted in the Deals, Freebies, and Resources forum (and I will add the Kindle deals to the list )
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Old 03-21-2009, 07:49 PM   #7
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Old 03-21-2009, 07:55 PM   #8
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Quite a few of those novels are great, I encourage anyone who hasn't had the opportunity to read them, to give them a browse; especially considering the price.
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Old 03-21-2009, 08:23 PM   #9
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That was a lot of link work with quite a few new ones I hadn't seen before (phew!). Thanks!

Just so no one feels left out, maybe a post in the regular Freebies section linking back to your post here would inspire non-Kindle owners to look for the same books at other retailers.
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I picked up "His Majesty's Dragon" when that bunch was released. I am now on the 4th book! IT is a really good series IMHO. I hope this is one of the reasons Amazon does this, to hook a reader on an author so we keep reading their stuff.
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That was a lot of link work with quite a few new ones I hadn't seen before (phew!). Thanks!

Just so no one feels left out, maybe a post in the regular Freebies section linking back to your post here would inspire non-Kindle owners to look for the same books at other retailers.

Okay...........if these books were posted on the "freebies" section, the scenario might look like this.

Kindle owner: Great, look, "How to Put Lipstick on a Pig" is out for the K for free!

Sony Owner runs to his site to see, finds it and posts......

Hey, Sony readers, its available for free at (whatever) too!

Now, the other ebook reader device owners are checking to see if their formats are offering it too.

end result? Everyone wins. Because the books are on an inclusive site, representing all readers.

Okay.......here we have a "Kindle Only" thread. Why would the owner of any other brand care about Kindle free book?

So, the "Lipstick" book is a free download for the Kindle, and for the other readers as well, but they won't know it because................

Its on a Kindle thread.

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I picked up "His Majesty's Dragon" when that bunch was released. I am now on the 4th book! IT is a really good series IMHO. I hope this is one of the reasons Amazon does this, to hook a reader on an author so we keep reading their stuff.
That's why the publishers are doing it. It's a great way to generate interest in an author/series. It's worked great for Baen with their free library for years.


I really like Novik's series too. She's working on the 6th book right now, working title Tongues of Serpents, and is due to turn it in sometime in August.
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Old 03-21-2009, 08:54 PM   #13
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Okay...........if these books were posted on the "freebies" section, the scenario might look like this.

Kindle owner: Great, look, "How to Put Lipstick on a Pig" is out for the K for free!

Sony Owner runs to his site to see, finds it and posts......

Hey, Sony readers, its available for free at (whatever) too!

Now, the other ebook reader device owners are checking to see if their formats are offering it too.

end result? Everyone wins. Because the books are on an inclusive site, representing all readers.

Okay.......here we have a "Kindle Only" thread. Why would the owner of any other brand care about Kindle free book?

So, the "Lipstick" book is a free download for the Kindle, and for the other readers as well, but they won't know it because................

Its on a Kindle thread.
Again, this thread is meant to be a master list.

So the scenario that's probably going to happen 99.9% of the time is:

Kindle owner notices that _______ book is free, posts a thread about it in the Freebie section.

I see thread, add _______ to list.

or

I notice ________ is no longer free and remove it from the list.

Sony users and people with other readers continue life as normal.

Kindle users get a list of all the free stuff available without having to dig through multiple threads or troll Amazon's bestseller list.

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Old 03-21-2009, 09:05 PM   #14
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Again, this thread is meant to be a master list.

So the scenario that's probably going to happen 99.9% of the time is:

Kindle owner notices that _______ book is free, posts a thread about it in the Freebie section.

I see thread, add _______ to list.

or

I notice ________ is no longer free and remove it from the list.

Sony users and people with other readers continue life as normal.

Kindle users get a list of all the free stuff available without having to dig through multiple threads or troll Amazon's bestseller list.
The "Kindle owner" is going to decide, at some point or another, to just start posting free books here. After all, its a Kindle book, and its "easier." Will you take responsibility for making sure they are listed in the freebies section also?

And I just don't see the 'digging thru multiple threads' or 'trolling amazons best seller list' as being an issue.

But look. I've stated my objections. Apparently, no one else sees the problem, so I will just leave it at that.
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The "Kindle owner" is going to decide, at some point or another, to just start posting free books here. After all, its a Kindle book, and its "easier." Will you take responsibility for making sure they are listed in the freebies section also?
Yes, if somebody only post in here that a free book is available...I'll inform them to also make a thread in Freebie or I'll do it myself and give credit to the original poster.
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