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Initial post: May 26, 2012 1:00:01 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 26, 2012 12:02:34 PM PDT
babel 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: (372 books at 1:30 am PDT) (1 book at 5:50 am PDT) (1 book at 10:12 am PDT)

eReaderIQ: (718 books at 2:40 am PDT) (Only books added since midnight of current day)

Posted on May 26, 2012 1:00:17 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 26, 2012 6:05:46 AM PDT
Cinder says:
Good morning babel!

Link to yesterday's thread...
FREE Books and Chat - Friday, May 25, 2012


that time is a perfect... whatchamacallit.
@b, you were just hopin' we wouldn't notice. ha.
@R, imagination is the likely culprit...
yay. My mouse has shipped. I should get it next month.

@R, you want to do tail links? thanks!
Lyle Lovett = pony
@b 723 books at 1:40 am
@b, done.
@R, 56 books atm, on the author page.
@b, thanks! hope you have a good nap.

update #2 (1 book) at 5:50 am - para-romance

Posted on May 26, 2012 1:00:31 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 26, 2012 12:15:08 PM PDT
babel says:
Good morning, Cinder! Good morning, Randy!
what is?
Woohoo Beer Boy too!
Ah. Cinder's whatchamacallit. lol
@R - So. what topic are you going to engross us with today? (Note: engross, not gross)
@C - well, palindromes do beat spitbugs. (Yeah, thanks for the snip snip, R)
@R - Are you being metaphorical? Spitbugs and snip snip in one breath and sucky endings in the next.
@R - Happy endings = good. A rousing song at the end = better
@C - New mouse, yay. Next month?
@R - James Taylor, I recognize. Not the pony one.
@C - Thanks for the kinlib.
@R - You were clicking for 9 hours? egads!
@R/C - eReaderIQ update - is this right? 723 books at 1:40? 723? 723!
@C - Shall we do hotlinks, cross-post now? (before I start browsing) - thanks!
@R - Nigerian?
@R - Ah. Reminds me of when we had that spate of books about Russian brides early on.
ereaderiq updated at 2:40 am, still 723, +/- must be the same.
BBL to check for updates. Sleep time. AFK

Two kinlib updates added to OP. No additions to eReaderIQ, although number has dropped by 5. BBL. AFK.

Posted on May 26, 2012 1:02:46 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 26, 2012 2:02:33 AM PDT
RandOR says:
Hi babel.
Hi Cinder.


Spitbugs just trying to make a living. Not so with whatever is eating my hostas. Time for the flashlight. Snip, snip.

Every time, Romeo and Juliette has the same sucky ending. Was watching a show about the Space Shuttles. Same sucky ending there too. Does no one have any imagination?

I like happy endings, not "Flying machines in pieces on the ground."

What is it about that song? I end up all choked up and nearly crying every time I hear it. "Just yesterday morning, they let me know you were gone."

@Cinder. Next month? Mule train?

If I had a boat
I'd go out on the ocean
And if I had a pony
I'd ride him on my boat
And we could all together
Go out on the ocean
I said me upon my pony on my boat

So, I know this is an addiction, now. Yesterday, I finished eReader early. Followed all the links in this thread. Clicked on my wishlist. Clicked on eReader. Same number, drat. Clicked on the thread. Clicked on eReader. Clicked on wishlist. Clicked on thread. Looked at clock. Only 9 hours till 12:40 am. Clicked on eReader...

Lyle Lovett among others. Was at a local hayloft concert and this is the favorite song of the hostess who has a framed poster of a boy and a pony and a boat. The group played the song and we all sang along while the hostess pointed to the characters. Good times.

Off to do tail links. BRB. Done.

Yup. 723. It's gonna be a good day. I hope the Nigerian is absent tonight.

Yesterday, half of the books on eReader were by an author named Biodun Adesina. 1/4 Make a Million on the Internet. 1/4 Nigerian Recipes. 1/4 Blatant religious. 1/4 Medical help for whatever ails you. Busy boy. There had to have been 30 of them.

Posted on May 26, 2012 1:25:36 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 26, 2012 1:31:57 AM PDT
Dee Reader says:
Good Morning babel, Cinder and RandOR!

Fool Me Twice (The Sampson and Delilah Chronicles) Alicia Ryan, Horror

VOODOO DUES (Lian and Figg) by Stephany Simmons, Fantasy (book 1 of series)

Forbidden Blood (Vampire Venators Romance Series #1) by Felicity Heaton

That's it for now, time to get some sleep ...

eta- waving nite :-)

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2012 1:28:22 AM PDT
babel says:
Good morning, Dee. Have a sweet sleep.

Posted on May 26, 2012 1:37:27 AM PDT
Cinder says:
Update #1 (372 books) at 1:30 am PDT

Posted on May 26, 2012 1:58:20 AM PDT
Cinder 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 May 26, 2012 1:59:45 AM PDT
babel 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 May 26, 2012 2:03:29 AM PDT
mebe says:
Thank You

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2012 2:07:24 AM PDT
babel says:
Good morning, mebe. Nice seeing you. How are you today?

Posted on May 26, 2012 2:21:13 AM PDT
Tyger0902 says:
Good Morning Everybody,

2 from my wishlists. Both are episodes of a series and shorts.

The Dawn of the Raven episode 2- I have episode 1 already

Girl of My Dreams (Burn this Book before Reading) - I have the others in this series/episodic series
Jak's time in Human is coming to a close, and within months he must find a girl with whom he shares the same dreams, not figuratively, but literally. He also has to fight off giant serpents that tried to crush him to death, battle his college roommate with rapist tendencies, and control his own lust with it comes to the easily seducible Human girls. Of course, his fiancee in Faerie hates his guts, and most of his best friends are drunks, bums, and womanizers, but Jak worst problem is that he hopelessly falls for a Human girl who has also learned to despise him...and she is definitely not the one he seeks. Filled with action, humor, and fantasy, this story will touch your Faerie soul.

Now I'm off to the lists.

Posted on May 26, 2012 2:29:28 AM PDT
Ketta says:
Hey all, thanks babel, Randy & Cinder for our wonderful start.

What mouse did you decide on?

You do know you can now check a 3rd source at (blame Nospin, not me!), right? :D

I know Lyle Lovett is (was?) a singer, but I don't know that I could name any of his songs. I only remember him for the unlikely romance with Julia Roberts.

And, from my wish-list
Hidden in the Shadows
Even the good guys sometimes have secrets they don't want revealed to the rest of the world....
For thirty years, Wyatt Dixon had worn a badge. Sworn to protect and serve, he'd done just that for the people of Olman County, Indiana. He'd even sacrificed his first marriage on the altar of the office of Sheriff. But then the blackmail letter came... And everything he'd worked so hard to build threatened to crumble around him.
Wyatt wasn't the only one to receive a letter, either...
Fighting a deep attraction to a woman he should know better than to become involved with, Wyatt's professional frustration also grows as the investigation is thwarted at every turn by a master extortionist who has the citizens of Olman County, Indiana, in an uproar. With decisions to make that will affect his life and the sheriff's department for a long time to come, Wyatt has to choose - to reach for personal happiness and risk it all, or to walk away from what could be his soul mate.
Come to Leroy, and see just how dangerous small-town living can be. "Hidden in the Shadows" is the fourth book in the Shadows collection, standalone but linked Romantic Suspense novels by T. L. Haddix.
Other titles - NOT FREE NOW
Secrets In The Shadows
Under The Moon's Shadow
Shadows from the Grave

Posted on May 26, 2012 2:44:16 AM PDT
babel says:
From Kinlib 372:

FlagShip Science Fiction and Fantasy - September 2010 - FlagShip is an online-only SF/Fantasy short story magazine. There are seven stories in this issue.

Alt Hist Issue 4: The Magazine of Historical Fiction and Alternate History - Six stories from a variety of genres: horror, alternate history and fantasy, as well as straight historical fiction.

The Axeman's Jazz (The Skip Langdon Series) - mystery - by Julie Smith - It's a steamy August in New Orleans and a murderer has borrowed the name of the Axeman, a serial killer who roamed the city in 1919. The modern-day Axeman has strangled a young woman and stabbed an elderly man; both victims were members of 12-point recovery programs modeled on Alcoholics Anonymous. (2nd book in the series. The 1st, New Orleans Mourning (The Skip Langdon Series) [NOT FREE], was free May 6.)

Posted on May 26, 2012 2:45:58 AM PDT
babel says:
Good morning, Tyger0902 and Ketta. Happy Saturday.

Posted on May 26, 2012 2:51:10 AM PDT
Ritz says:
I'm a long time lurker, don't post much. Thought I should quit free-loading, so to speak.
I one clicked the following:
After 2012 After 2012--got okay reviews, what I like is the lead characters are female, and one is a mother.
Not sure if/when I can read this one Pets In Paradise--fiction about animals in heaven/Up There. I just cannot go there, thinking about Ritz dying.
Read a couple of books that have part 2 out (Target Earth Part 2)--NOT FREE darn it. Tracking price drops on ereader, but none of the books I want cheap seem to sell cheaply, well, my definition of cheap (less than $1). Off to walk in the park, maybe I'll see a deer!
Off t

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2012 2:56:27 AM PDT
babel says:
Good morning, Ritz. Happy that you've de-lurked. Thanks for the links. I looked at Target Earth Part 2 as well. I need another series like a hole in the head. Enjoy your walk in the park.

Posted on May 26, 2012 3:20:30 AM PDT
babel says:
Have to go and try to grab a couple hours' sleep. I'm going in to work again. Will update OP when I wake up. ATM, everything's up to date. AFK.

Posted on May 26, 2012 4:03:56 AM PDT
Pa says:
Soldier of Rome: The Legionary (The Artorian Chronicles - Part One)
Historical Fiction
In the year A.D. 9, three Roman Legions under Quintilius Varus were betrayed by the Germanic war chief, Arminius, and destroyed in the forest known as Teutoburger Wald. Six years later Rome is finally ready to unleash Her vengeance on the barbarians. The Emperor Tiberius has sent his adopted son, Germanicus Caesar, into Germania with an army of forty-thousand legionaries. The come not on a mission of conquest, but one of annihilation.........
Science Fiction
At sixteen, Ian Connors has only one real friend and no hope for the future. He also happens to be the secret weapon of a powerful military faction bent on conquering all humans who have colonized Mars.
The Uprights
Genre Fiction
They must leave their settlement. Cross the scrub and dried-up river beds - now empty of the prey animals that used to sustain them. Climb the mountains, blue and hazy in the distance and journey into the unknown. Go where they have never been. Witness things they have never seen. Encounter terrible dangers - no doubt more lions and Neanderthals - but also many others with no name. They have to do all that or the clan will be no more.
This is Europe, 50,000 years ago and the effects of the Ice Age are being felt even this far south.
Sister of Silence
True Accounts
An amazing true-crime story that unfolds faster than you can keep up, and leaves you longing for more, when you turn the final page. Raped at thirteen, she was forced into a shotgun wedding after her high school was featured on national television for having the highest number of pregnant teens in the U.S. But then Daleen Berry found herself married to a coal miner who kept her barefoot and pregnant. By age twenty-one she had four children. Sister of Silence is the amazing story of her personal journey: how she went from being a teen mom to an award-winning journalist determined to break the silence that shatters women and children's lives.

Posted on May 26, 2012 4:15:02 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 26, 2012 4:15:57 AM PDT
Cindy V says:
Good morning. I did not find much today, although I did find a few yellow banners.

Suburban Task Force- A Best Selling Action Adventure and Chick Lit Series (A Jade Lydell Novel Book 1) (mystery)
Suburban Task Force is a light, humor filled, high octane, action-comedy. It follows Jade Lydell, who at thirty one finds herself living the surreal life of a married suburbanite. Her simple, and now materialistic days are busy with shopping, drinking and playing with couples that live the same high-end lifestyle.

It takes a home invasion scare and a co-workers brutal mugging to wake Jade from her suburban slumber. The adventure begins when she and her two best friends forgo an uplifting spa retreat for an intense tactical, gun and self defense weekend, all without their husbands' knowledge.

Upon their return, feeling rejuvenated and proud, the women try to re-adapt to their suburban lifestyles. Not so easy when you have to attend a VIP party on Catalina Island with the who's who of Hollywood and Politics. Without warning, the island is taken hostage by a rogue terrorist group. With the men and women separated, and all outside communication cut off, Jade and her friends feel their only hope is to use their combined talents and outlandish movie knowledge to outsmart their captors.

Comedy and daring action ensue as the three women, with one weekend of self defense training, try to lead an all out attack against those holding their loved ones hostage.

A Bid For Love: (Deal for Love, Book 1) (Love Series) (romance, possibly inspirational fiction))
Cassi is the head buyer for a prestigious art gallery in California. Jared is a buyer for an exclusive New York gallery. Sparks fly as the two come head to head in a bidding war for a hideous but very expensive Indian Buddha from the Kushan period. Each is determined to win the statue, but others also want the Buddha-at any cost. Thugs, art forgers, the FBI, or Jared's beautiful and alluring boss . . . who will end up with the statue? During a string of hair-raising exploits, Cassi and Jared are forced to develop a tentative friendship that deepens into romance. Will they survive long enough to see it through?

Best-selling author Rachel Ann Nunes has crafted a wonderfully intriguing and romantic drama in this fast-moving novel, bringing two idealistic young people together from opposite edges of the continent and allowing them, in their own way, to find an unexpected connection. In the end, their very lives depend on the trust they've developed. If you love romance and excitement that you're not embarassed to share with your daughter or your mother, you'll be captivated by A Bid for Love.

Growing Roses - Everything You Need to Know and More. . . (maybe it will help!)

Axeman's Jazz: A Female Sleuth, a Serial Killer, an Offbeat New Orleans Setting (The Skip Langdon Series Book 2) (mystery)

Previously picked up:
Willowtree (Bruce DelReno Mysteries Book 1) (cozy mystery)
In this cozy mystery Bruce DelReno, retired mailman and avid golfer finds a body near the golf course. He attempts to link this to other murders, which he sees connected to the entanglements and secrets of a group of locoweed smoking locals. His friend, an Apache Indian, becomes involved and supplies much of the dry humor. Much of the story takes place at the golf course, a favorite restaurant, and a nearby ranch, in the fictitious town of Willowtree, AZ.

A Good Time To Die (mystery)
The time is the present. At Cambridge University Hospital a battle is being fought. A battle that is fought daily at hospitals throughout the country. The battle lines are drawn over the question of cost.

In these days of ever tightening budgets and HMO encroachment, hospitals need to act more and more like every other business. If they plan to survive in the long run, they need to control expenses. Unfortunately, providing health care can be quite expensive, and if a patient does not have insurance or is unable to pay, the hospital has no choice but to sustain a loss. No legal choice, that is.

At Cambridge University Hospital Dr. Randy Hill (a physician administrator) has devised an economic plan that includes the elimination of certain costly patients. These are usually elderly, chronically ill patients for whom a slightly premature demise would not be suspicious. But when Michael Santucci unexpectedly passes away, the sparks begin to fly.

Michael Santucci was no ordinary patient. He was a clandestine informer in a major drug smuggling case. Unbeknownst to Dr. Hill, he was also not ill. The DEA, with the grudging help of Dr. Rick Embry, was hiding their star witness in plain view. A plan that was supposed to confound a vengeful Mafia.

Mr. Santucci's mysterious death leads to a desperate search for his killer (or was it a natural death?) as well as for the massive cocaine shipment, details of which Santucci had not yet disclosed.

The search leads to peril for Dr. Hill, as well as unexpected romance. Both build to a crescendo as plot twists converge towards a gripping final battle fought within the hospital.

Death on Route 37: Book 1 of the Detective Inspector Harty mysteries (mystery)
A murder during a robbery on a double-deck bus on the outskirts of an English rural town leaves the local police baffled as to motive. Further related deaths makes the apprehension of the killer a top prority for Detective Inspector Harty but the lack of clues makes this a difficult case to solve.

Posted on May 26, 2012 4:43:29 AM PDT
Moggy K says:
Good morning all.

Hi Ritz, glad you de-lurked. :)

Anyone hear anything more about Reader? I hope she's okay.

Nothing from my wishlist today. :(

Posted on May 26, 2012 4:47:37 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 26, 2012 4:49:06 AM PDT
Moggy K says:
@BMW ~ I just checked my emails and found this! Thank you sooo much for the gift of Pride and Nakedness, Book One ~ what a nice surprise this morning. I read book 1 a while back, this should be a good one. :) Happy Saturday!

Posted on May 26, 2012 4:53:34 AM PDT
Thank you babel and Cinder.
Good morning to those who are up and about already.

Most of the kids books are 12 and up this time:

The Endless Circle (fantasy thriller)
When Tommy Adams Burned The World: Part 1 Into The Province (fantasy adventure, part 1)
ALTOR: The Shadow Rebellion US (The Chronicles of Ageron) (paranormal, fantasy, adventure)
Demon Revelation (The Samantha Carver Saga, Book Two) (YA paranormal, demons, book 2)

Soldiers of the Castlereagh (historical fiction, 1944 NSW (New South Wales?) )
Word Blind: A Tale of Two Readers (historical fiction, 19th centurey England)

No one is staying in their own century it seems:
S3: A Smack in Time (The Misadventures of S3) (adventure, time travel, suspense)
Arthur Archer and the Time Traveller's Chronicles (historical fiction, adventure, time travel)
Shadows (Alida ~ Book One) (mystery, time travel)
Otherworld Tales: Irish the Demon Slayer (Fantasy, suspense, Celtic mythology, time travel)

Posted on May 26, 2012 4:56:30 AM PDT

I don't know where you live--I'm in the far north and a friend of mine swears that covering her roses in the winter with a "pile" of peat moss is the way to go. She cuts her roses back, covers them, then in the spring they're growing like crazy. Just a thought.

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2012 5:03:32 AM PDT
Thanks so much for the lovely start, babel and crew.
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