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Initial post: Jun 2, 2012 1:04:17 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 2, 2012 7:28:37 AM PDT
TerryInTexas says:
*** SPECIAL MESSAGE TO AUTHORS: You are welcome to join us for conversation, but please DO NOT SELF-PROMOTE or POST LINKS to your book. THANK YOU. ***

Good morning, all! This thread is inspired by "Princess" Joyce, presently on hiatus.

Our goal is to be compassionate, respectful and supportive of posters on this thread, while finding as many free books as can fit on a Kindle. Friendly chat about topics of the day is welcome.

We want you to feel comfortable here on the Free Books and Chat thread, so we have put together a page listing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding abbreviations, the Cloud Reader, and posting your selections as a hotlink. We hope you enjoy your time with us.


Kinlib: (1 book - 11:46 PM PDT Friday) (318 books at 1:31 am PDT) (2 books at 3:14 PDT)

EreaderIQ: (643 books - updated at 3:40 am PDT) (Only books added since midnight of current day)

Posted on Jun 2, 2012 1:04:29 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 2, 2012 1:56:29 AM PDT
RandOR says:
Hi Terry. Happy Saturday.


Link to yesterday's thread...
FREE Books and Chat - Friday, June 1, 2012
At least we have action this time.
No long hours of wondering when things will happen.

eReader is now at 644 as of 1:40 am PDT

Posted on Jun 2, 2012 1:05:50 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 2, 2012 3:00:56 AM PDT
TerryInTexas says:
alarm worked. :)
good morning, Cinder :)

cleaned up first post, waiting on another kinlib, which has to be coming.
eta: signing out at 5 CST, appreciate others posting the kinlib update when it comes in, and I will be back in a couple of hours to update main post....

Posted on Jun 2, 2012 1:35:13 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 2, 2012 2:19:44 AM PDT
TerryInTexas says:
~How to add a link for a free book~

Go to the book page. Under product description, copy the ASIN number. On your post, (in the post box), click the spot where you want the link. Click "insert a product link" button. On the pop-up window, paste the number into the right box. Click go button. Select kindle book. Edit in additional information, if you would like. -eta- There is a maximum of 10 links per post.

You are welcome to re-list any links that are already listed, sometimes it takes the third time seeing one, before deciding to 1-click a book!

Posted on Jun 2, 2012 1:36:29 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 2, 2012 2:22:29 AM PDT
Cinder says:
Update (318 books at 1:31 am PDT)

Posted on Jun 2, 2012 1:44:09 AM PDT
TerryInTexas says:
And some picks from erreaderiq already in my library:
No Such Thing as a Secret: A Brandy Alexander Mystery (No Such Thing As...A Brandy Alexander Mystery) Meet Brandy Alexander, a young woman from South Philadelphia with a big mouth, an even bigger heart and a little problem with impulse control. It's not her fault trouble seems to follow her around. Okay, it is her fault, but why quibble over details?

When Brandy (a puff piece reporter for a local Los Angeles TV news station) returns to her hometown after a four year absence, she is thrilled to be reunited with friends and family. But her joy is short-lived when her best friend, John, becomes the victim of a tragic accident. Brandy is alone in thinking that the death is "no accident" and as she sets out to prove her theory, she stumbles upon a political scandal of major proportions. With humor, guts and determination, Brandy tackles each challenge - be it dodging a bullet or resisting that box of Tastykakes in the cupboard. Murder, mayhem and romance abound in Shelly Fredman's novel, proving there really is No Such Thing as a Secret.

Brother Can You Spare A Dime ? (A Lee Gavin Novel) The exploits of an inept and hard luck band of New York City criminals. Led by master thief Lee Gavin and his trusty sidekick Ian Nelson, the group sets out to steal the set of nine 1894S dimes, the most valuable dimes in the world worth fifteen million dollars. With Murphy's Law in full effect, one catastrophe after another befalls the group as the dimes always seem just inches from their grasp, providing close encounters and side splitting laughs along the way.

Time Slice Newly retired workaholic Roy Washburn is not ready for a life of leisure. On a trip to the mall with his wife, he finds a small metal cylinder with odd markings. One nudge of the cylinder's triangle-shaped pointer and Roy finds himself embarking on an exciting new adventure in the Time Stream.

Posted on Jun 2, 2012 1:47:10 AM PDT
TerryInTexas says:
For folks in a hurry, please visit the continuing 2012 Links-Only thread:

Feel free to cross-post your picks to the Links Only thread. It's very simple to do; just follow these easy-peasy instructions.

To keep your product links:
* Go to your post in this thread.
* Click on 'Edit this post' (on the right side, bottom).
* Copy+all the contents in the blue 'edit post' box.
* Click the 'cancel' button at the bottom (to cancel the edit).
* Go to the Links thread and paste into a new 'Add your message' blue box.

(Your new post will include the product links from your original post.)

Posted on Jun 2, 2012 1:49:15 AM PDT
Do not want to offend any non-believers here, but I just read Fridays thread with so many people going through tough times....for those that are Christian, these scriptures might give some encouragement:

Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious over anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving let your petitions be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God that excels all thought will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.

Isaiah 41:13 For I, Jehovah your God, am grasping your right hand, the One saying to you, `Do not be afraid. I myself will help you'.

Posted on Jun 2, 2012 2:07:51 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 2, 2012 2:16:14 AM PDT
TerryInTexas says:
And some new choices....

In The Shadow of Babylon thriller; Kirkus Review is very positive...Could an ancient scroll discovered in a vault beneath Baghdad's Azzohour Palace provide the answer to Iraq's current crisis? The scroll-pre-dating Hammurabi's Code by more than 7000 years-details the life of a shepherd who became the founder of a country that existed and thrived in pre-history. It may be the most profound archeological find ever.

Pasted (The Broom Closet Mysteries) paranormal mystery, After years of an on and off again relationship, New Age shop clerk Peyton Reynolds thinks she's finally got Rob Morris out of her system. That is, until he dies and starts following her around like an undead puppy. Peyton figures that if she can help Rob solve his murder, maybe he can move on.

Dear Alix: Jackson Hole Short Stories (Alix Thorssen Mysteries) art dealer cozy mystery series I collected in DTB originally; 4 of this series have been offered over the past year, starting in July 2011, check your MYK for Painted Truth (Alix Thorssen Mysteries) Feb 8.

Rags, Bones and Donkey Stones 2nd in the series, historical fiction. Britain, 1919 - In this sequel to `Made in Myrtle Street,' Liam finds himself frustrated and despairing, his family hungry. He acquires a rag-and-bone round and is astonished when he feels in the inside pocket of a suit given to him by the recently widowed Nellie Grimshaw. He discovers a small painting of a young couple, and the man at her side is - him. Liam, with no recall of either the woman or the painting, struggles for an explanation and is haunted by its implication of his infidelity.
Pip, the daughter of his long-time pal, and her best friend, Amy, take up the challenge of finding an explanation and slowly unpick the surprising, and sometimes uncomfortable, revelations about the intriguing woman and her connection with Liam.

some things that look interesting:
The Secret Christmas Ciphers Regency novella to store til tis the season

Deep Whisper US submarine commander risks career to rescue Russian sub sailors trapped at the bottom of the sea

The Impossible Rescue (The Castle Sisters #1) Faith and Summer Castle are the ultimate crime fighting duo. And they're not even old enough to drive. Faith has the super smarts and Summer brings the super brawn. When their Uncle gets kidnapped by the evil Agent Dark the Castle Sisters find themselves facing their greatest challenge yet.

Posted on Jun 2, 2012 2:09:30 AM PDT
TerryInTexas says:
We all express comfort to others in the best way we know how. Those particular scriptures may be exactly what someone needs right now, thanks for sharing.

Posted on Jun 2, 2012 2:20:06 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 2, 2012 2:21:50 AM PDT
B.B. says:
Goodnight Primella, Goodbye Luna (Classic Tales for Children's Picture Books) - For Preschool and Kindergarten age 4-8 with the Motto Cats (preschool, 4-8)

The Egyptian Mau's children - story of the breed cat cats

The Ghost of You and Me (Behind Blue Eyes) contemporary fiction

Bill Bernico's "You Ought To Be In Pictures" humor

Funny Things Happen On the Way to the Seminar humor

The Secret Place romance

The Secret Christmas Ciphers romance

Bill Bernico's "The Fish Tie Strangler" short stories

that's all she wrote for me from kinlib 318.

Posted on Jun 2, 2012 2:30:13 AM PDT
Grandma says:
Good Morning everyone! Looking like it might be one of those days here - pouring rain suddenly. The silver lining is that there is a HUGE old rose bush in full bloom down in the back garden and I can smell the glorious thing all the way up here!

Posted on Jun 2, 2012 2:30:32 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 2, 2012 2:31:06 AM PDT
Morning, all - books are still showing full price to me (in Norway) so I will be checking in later. Have a lovely day:)

ETA and thank you to Grandma for the image of those roses!

Posted on Jun 2, 2012 2:35:49 AM PDT
TerryInTexas says:
Still looking at ereaderiq
Rewind urban fantasy; ignoring spelling error in description

I don't usually take short stories, but this one, well...
Cats Playing Poker Since "Dogs Playing Poker" is a time honored classic, a professional photographer thinks he can make a fortune if he can get a shot of his four cats at the poker table. The cats have other ideas.

Deadfall in Berlinhistorical fiction/mystery Thirty years after his mother's murder in war-torn Berlin, Will, a Chicago actor, explores via hypnosis what he may have witnessed as a young boy. Reliving those last days of World War II, he finds not only long-buried truths, but a killer still very much on the hunt. Told with haunting detail of the last days of the war, DEADFALL IN BERLIN was an Edgar Nominee for Best Novel.
Cat Whiskers and Talking Furniture: A Memoir of Radio and Television Broadcasting John Rayburn covered major news and sporting events for more
than 60 years on radio and television. He offers here a witty and warm-hearted account of historic developments in seven decades of broadcasting

and that is all she wrote from ereaderiq

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2012 2:41:46 AM PDT
TerryInTexas says:
Good morning, Grandma
Your roses sound lovely. I gave up after our dry summers the last few years and planted shrub roses - Belinda's Dream is a favorite - big blooms, but don't have that wonderful smell. But my Confederate jasmine along the side of the house just stopped blooming, throughout May, I could walk out on the front porch and inhale the jasmine scent, so can relate...

Posted on Jun 2, 2012 3:24:37 AM PDT
Joo says:
The Mountain and the Flood by Sheila Perry
Near future, Scottish Independance, storms coming. Great story

Posted on Jun 2, 2012 3:27:19 AM PDT
Shaun says:
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Posted on Jun 2, 2012 3:57:06 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 2, 2012 4:38:09 AM PDT
HappyCamper says:
Good Morning to all! I would like to thank everyone for the wonderful support that so many of you showed me in yesterdays thread. I can honestly say that I cried each and every time someone reached out. I hope I'm around when needed so that I can 'pay it forward'.

@Susie Q
@Elizabeth S H
Words can't explain how I felt when I opened my emails this morning. Thank you and big hugs for the gifts!!!!!

Not sure if this has been offered free before but it is a new one for me:
Creative Spirit by Scott Nicholson


In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2012 3:57:23 AM PDT
Grandma says:
@TerryinTexas - I could wish jasmine grew up here. This isn't my rose bush - I live in an apartment building that obviously at one time was a very upscale house, now divided up. there is a lovely big back yard with an old fashioned clothesline down along the brook, lilac bushes, a bush that my Grandma used to call mock orange I think and this HUGE rosebush.

Posted on Jun 2, 2012 4:01:48 AM PDT
Pa says:
Good morning all and thank you TerryinTexas for getting us started.
Always check that a book is free before you one click.
The Pict
Historical Fiction
In the ancient mists of time, a ragged band of refugees takes to the icy sea to escape the war-torn Scythian plains of Indo-Europe. Although the Cruithne, named for their chief, find a new home in a distant and unfamiliar land, fewer than two hundred survive the perilous journey. In the solitude of the northern Scottish highlands, they build an isolated civilization.............
Savage Nights
Genre Fiction
The call came in the middle of the night. Rich Brant was just sweating through another Vietnam nightmare when the phone rang. "It's Kit," his brother moaned. "They've taken her." Kidnapped from a busy mall, Brant's beloved 19-year old niece is in a world of trouble. They don't know what they've done..........
Stone Relics Science Fiction Thriller
Science Fiction
Ben Tobin, a genetically evolved super cop, half-human - half-cyborg, works undercover for MI8. They expect perfection, anything less could result in liquidation. Faced with a spate of gruesome killings, police find stone relics carved with mystifying symbols left with the bodies. Scientists make shocking discoveries. Experiencing inexplicable rages, Ben turns to American neuro-psychologist Dr Lucy Roberts for answers.
Between the Two Rivers: A Story of the Armenian Genocide
Biographies & Memoirs
Orphaned by the Armenian Genocide in 1915, Mannig and her sister Adrine struggle to stay alive in what is now eastern Iraq. Mannig lives on the streets and trades camel dung for bread; her sister works as a servant for an Arab family. With the help of Barone Madiros, a wealthy philanthropist, Mannig and Adrine eventually find their way to an orphanage for surviving Armenian children. In this refuge, after years of hardship, the two sisters find compassion, joy, safety ... and love.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2012 4:05:33 AM PDT
Grandma says:
@TerryinTexas - are you familiar with the Antique Rose Emporium? They are in Brenham, TX and have dozens (hundreds?) of stunning antique varieties that smell :) Just got an email from them - they're having a sale. What I wouldn't give for the Lafter they're featuring! URL is

Posted on Jun 2, 2012 4:08:46 AM PDT
Arieswoman says:
Sure sounds like a much nicer place than the one you just moved from. Those roses sound awesome.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2012 4:28:56 AM PDT
Grandma says:
@Arieswoman - well it is larger & closer to family. The other place had its good points - like a deck and a little garden space that I don't have here. And a store directly across the street that I could walk to if I needed something. I almost went out back to take a picture of that rose bush yesterday - it was just glorious - but figured I would do it this morning instead and wouldn't you know, the rain has blasted most of the blossoms. Sadness.

Posted on Jun 2, 2012 4:46:29 AM PDT
HappyCamper says:
A few mysteries/thrillers:

The Devil's Game

Big Leagues (A Cat McDaniel Mystery)

Posted on Jun 2, 2012 5:15:37 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 2, 2012 5:16:20 AM PDT
The timing of this one just seemed to be right, for the many here that could use some encouragement. ((((((( HUGS to all of you hurting and my prayers for you too))))))

Life Freshly Squeezed: Motivational and Inspirational Stories Squeezed Out from the Heart and Soul of Life, Love and Loss

Life Freshly Squeezed is filled with short stories of ordinary people overcoming very difficult life challenges. These authors show us how courage, inner strength, acceptance and counting their blessings carried them through tough times.

These motivational and inspirational stories, quotes and poems will bring encouragement to some, inner peace to others and enjoyment to all. If you are a fan of Chicken Soup for the Soul books, you will enjoy Life Freshly Squeezed.
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