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Initial post: May 13, 2012 1:00:01 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 13, 2012 7:03:00 PM PDT
AuntOh 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.


US (81 books at 12:33 am PDT) (160 books at 2:00 am PDT) (21 books at 5:35 pm PDT) (2 books at 7:00 pm PDT)

UK (82 books at 12:32 am PDT)

eReaderIQ: (458 books - updated at 2:40 am PDT) (Only books added since midnight of current day)

Posted on May 13, 2012 1:00:11 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 13, 2012 1:47:43 AM PDT
RandOR says:
Hi AuntOh


Link to yesterday's thread...
FREE Books and Chat - Saturday, May 12, 2012


Tail links are done.

Nice timestamp.
Looking good.

I'm conflicted about the UK kinlib. How big is the audience? Do we all sign up for both? I was wondering earlier what would happen if I clicked on a book that was £0.00 I think it is a tad shady to just copy the links from the Freebies thread.

Re: UK kinlib. Up to you. Does no harm tonight. We'll see if the group finds it of enough value to be worth the extra work.

I already get enough email. I'm not enthusiastic about subscribing to the UK mailings.

eReader updated at 1:40 (429 books - updated at 1:40 am PDT)

Definitely a different day than yesterday. Was sort of funny as we all looked at the meager pile of freebies. Every book came into focus, and we could concentrate on each in turn. Was a bit refreshing, actually.

In reply to an earlier post on May 13, 2012 1:01:43 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 13, 2012 2:01:15 AM PDT
AuntOh says:
Good Morning, Randy!

~Look at that time stamp - Nice!
~ should I sign up for UK posts?
@R, that looks good to me. Let's see.
~Take it down? If we want it up today, I thinks it's the only way. We can all sign up for UK posts and start getting them as we go forward.
~I'll bet it was. It can be overwhelming some days.

Posted on May 13, 2012 1:11:50 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 13, 2012 2:09:10 AM PDT
RandOR says:
Question for the group.

Should we include the UK kinlib links or not? If so, it means that the launchers will need to subscribe to both US and UK and keep them straight. Some extra work involved. How many of the US members currently subscribe to UK (and can help watch for updates)?

How big is the audience? Do any non-UK posters use the UK listings, or do the non-US members just use the US listings? How many UK posters do we have?


ETA: I like Northern Lights' suggestion...
"I think the first post could have a link to the UK site, without necessarily including the latest update? "

Posted on May 13, 2012 1:15:23 AM PDT
C. Hupfeld says:
Good morning Randy and AuntOh. I figured I would shorten the midnight link a bit. Try:

The other way will also work, but this is a bit shorter.

In reply to an earlier post on May 13, 2012 1:18:14 AM PDT
AuntOh says:
Good Morning! Thank you for the new link!

Posted on May 13, 2012 1:18:17 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 13, 2012 1:25:30 AM PDT
RandOR says:
Hi Christian.

Your link is a real hit. I've used it exclusively since you provided it, and it makes it very easy to find the numbers and books I'm looking for.

We'll change the link in our P1 post to reflect the shorter version.

Thanks again.


Posted on May 13, 2012 1:41:37 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 13, 2012 2:13:22 AM PDT
RandOR says:
A couple of Lee Goldberg offerings...

01 Double Header (Two Complete Novels) (Lee Goldberg, Mystery/Thriller, 1097 KB, 477 pages, Previously offered Feb 1)
Lee Goldberg's widely acclaimed "Charlie Willis" crime novels -- MY GUN HAS BULLETS and DEAD SPACE -- are combined together

MY GUN HAS BULLETS...When Beverly Hills Police Officer Charlie Willis pulls over a speeding Rolls Royce hell-bent for Neiman Marcus, he's surprised to see Esther Radcliffe, the geriatric star of the TV series "Miss Agatha," behind the wheel. He's even more surprised when she guns him down and keeps on driving.

DEAD SPACE...Ex-cop Charlie Willis handles "special security" at Pinnacle Pictures. His job: to protect the studio and its stars, to stop scandals before they explode, to keep the peace in the land of make-believe. When Pinnacle revives the cult, 1960s TV series "Beyond the Beyond" as the cornerstone of a fourth network, two powerful forces fight for control of the show--a talent agency that uses blackmail, torture, and murder to keep its clients on the A-list, and a homicidal legion of rabid fans led by an insane actor who thinks he's in outer space.
02 Double Impact (Watch Me Die & McGrave) (Lee Goldberg, Mystery/Thriller, 369 KB, 245 pages)
Two of Lee Goldberg's most exciting, funny, and acclaimed adventures -- WATCH ME DIE and McGRAVE.

WATCH ME DIE...Harvey Mapes is a 26-year-old security guard who spends his nights in a guard shack outside a gated community in Southern California, reading detective novels, watching reruns, and waiting for his life to finally start... which happens when Cyril Parkus, one of the wealthy residents, asks Harvey to follow his beautiful wife Lauren.

McGRAVE...Los Angeles cop John "Tidal Wave" McGrave is an unstoppable force of nature who always gets his man...even if it means laying waste to everything around him, including his own career...which is exactly what happens in his pursuit of Sebastian Richter, the ruthless leader of an international gang of violent thieves.


Posted on May 13, 2012 1:47:27 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 13, 2012 1:48:33 AM PDT
The Electra File (Book 5 of the Jay Leicester Mysteries Series) Book 5
In this newly re-released and moving novel, Jay Leicester, Simmons' celebrated Mississippi Aviation Consultant/Private Investigator, is hired by his friend, Guy Robbins, to help find his missing sailboat. It is found scuttled offshore with two bodies aboard. When identified, it is determined that the individuals were associated with the new gaming industry that has reshaped the Mississippi coastline and boosted the economy. However, the benefits to the area do not come without consequence.
When a candatate in the local mayoral election who openly opposed the gambling industry is killed, many suspect involvement by casino officials. Angered by the negative publicity and the millions it could cost them, casino officials, at least on the surface, work with Leicester to help solve the murders.

Previously offered for free April 29. Is anyone else noticing that they have a LOT more of these Leicester novels than they original realized? I knew I had at least two or three of them but I guess that I one-clicked this one on the 29th, and several of the other ones and other days, and completely forgot that I have. This probably is a side effect to having a couple thousand kindle books, only about six hundred of which are on my actual kindle and the rest of which get lost in purgatory until such a time I download it to kindle for PC or read it on the cloud...

Also, hello to all of you. I'll probably post some more links from ereader, especially since Christian has kindly provided a nice and short midnight link. I can see the end in sight instead of wading through sooo many free books my head starts to hurt and I wish there were less free books (GASP!).

Posted on May 13, 2012 1:51:50 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 13, 2012 1:53:09 AM PDT
RandOR says:
Hi the girl that waited.

I posted the complete list of links for the Jake Lassiter Series, and the Jay Leicester books, yesterday.

Here's the link to the Lassiter posting...
There are 8 of them, and all but the last one have been free.

Here's the link to the Leicester posting...
There are 10 of them, and all of them have been free.


Posted on May 13, 2012 1:57:58 AM PDT
Morning, all - beautiful timestamp, AuntOh!

There used to be UK links somewhere in the thread every day, mainly because our lovely Welshman, Bryden, provided them. He has been very busy the last couple of months so we haven't seen him around much:(
I think the first post could have a link to the UK site, without necessarily including the latest update?

Posted on May 13, 2012 1:58:14 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 13, 2012 2:23:23 AM PDT
AuntOh says:
Good morning and Happy Mother's Day!

In addition to picking up a couple of the KDD offerings, so far today's FREE picks are as follows. I'm sure to grab a few others along the way. ;-)
Must Love Dogs (lit/romance/cute movie!)
The Last Death of Tev Chrisini (fantasy)
This Week in the Civil War - May 11th - 17th, 1862 (history)

edit: typo

In reply to an earlier post on May 13, 2012 1:59:01 AM PDT
AuntOh says:
Good morning, NL!

Posted on May 13, 2012 2:02:39 AM PDT
AuntOh says:
Kinlib update #2 (160 books at 2:00 am PDT)

Posted on May 13, 2012 2:05:48 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 13, 2012 2:06:11 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
Morning all - and thanks to those who start the posts every day - don't know what we would do without them.
My email for 12/5/12 from eReaderIQ didn't come in until 23:15 Danish time (it usually comes in at about lunch time here) but the free links work for me and I have just picked up

Felice's Worlds : From the Holocaust to the Halls of Modern Art Biographies & Memoirs
From the author:

I had listened to my mother's tales all my life and wanted to share them. She was an escapee from a Polish shtetl wiped out by the Nazis, a high-school political activist in Lithuania, a university student in France who lost her first love tragically, a partisan for Arab-Jewish co-existence in Palestine who was caught in the first intifada in 1936, and a penniless arrival to America in 1937.

Yet when she died she had amassed one of the most important collections of Modern Art in the world and was a university lecturer on the subject.

In writing about her, I understood for the first time how her experience of losing loved ones to the Nazis had been passed on to her American son.

But as a psychiatrist, I was drawn to Felice's story because it shows so much resilience in the face of terrible emotional trauma. Her life dramatizes how just keeping on through days of having nothing but a belief that "someday I will have something," can be a powerful survival tool.
- Henry Massie

Posted on May 13, 2012 2:08:20 AM PDT
The Ruby Brooch (The Celtic Brooch Trilogy) Romance, Western, Time Travel
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~Anaïs Nin
Can a 21st century paramedic find her heart's desire on the other side of time?
From the white-plank fenced pastures of Lexington, Kentucky, to the beautiful Bay of San Francisco, The Ruby Brooch, a saga steeped in family tradition and mystery, follows a young woman's journey as she searches for the truth on the other side of the heather-scented mist.
As the lone survivor of a car crash that killed her parents, paramedic Kit MacKlenna makes a startling discovery that further alters her life. A faded letter and a well-worn journal reveal that she was abandoned as a baby and the only clues to her identity are a blood-splattered shawl, a locket that bears a portrait of a nineteenth-century man, and a Celtic brooch with mystical powers.
After studying the journal, she decides to continue her father's twenty-year search for her identity and solve her birth parents' murders. For safety reasons, she adopts the persona of the Widow MacKlenna. Although a perfect cover for her eccentric behavior, she will be forced to lie and MacKlennas don't lie, or so she thought. Finally, dressed and packed, she utters the incantation inscribed on the ancient stone and is swept back to Independence, Missouri, in the year 1852.

The Insiders Action and Adventure, Genre Fiction, Mystery and Adventure, Historical Fiction
Thrill, suspense, conspiracy, mystery, corporate corruption, and more clash in this new brand of thriller by New York Times bestselling author Craig Hickman. Untainted by political, journalistic, or legal manipulation and uncorrupted by fear or threat of retribution, The Insiders enthralls you with an alarming tale of how corrupt CEOs, secret societies, corporate deceit, domestic espionage, murder for hire, and cunning manipulation are destroying the American dream, influencing our daily lives, and reshaping global society.

Wilson's father, Charles Fielder, one of the richest men in the world, has just murdered two women and tried to kill himself. Or did he? Lying in a coma, Charles cannot help his only son understand the mysteries of his life nor his role in founding an exclusive club of the world's most powerful CEOs--the ultimate insiders club with unparalleled perks. Wilson must face this cutthroat world of concealed machinations, corporate espionage, international finance, and economic conspiracy on his own--in order to uncover his father's real agenda, expose the secret society of insiders, and fight to change the face of capitalism. That is, if he can stay alive.

Take a plunge into this dangerous and deceitful world of the rich, the famous, and the powerful. Witness the unholy alliances between business and government and the real forces behind our recent financial crisis. The Insiders is a heart-pounding tale full of twists and turns and eye-opening revelations that will make your adrenaline rush last until the very end.

Sometimes, the truth can only be told through fiction...

Shadow Keeper (Shadow Trilogy) Horror, Paranormal?, YA?
Brendon Alexander was a normal high school kid until his dead grandfather appeared in the flames of a fire and told him of the gift he inherited: He has the power to force a demon from an inflicted body and send the creature back to Hell.

Lisa Stratton, the new girl at school, has a secret of her own-her father is possessed by a demon. She recognizes the scar on Brendon's chest that brands him as a protected one, but she must discover if he has the ability to cleanse the evil from her father's body.

The closer Brendon gets to Lisa, the more he uncovers buried secrets from the past. Not hers, but his-his father's death and the creature that killed him, and the legacy handed down to him from beyond the grave. Burning curiosity and frightening nightmares thrust Brendon deeper into his past while Lisa urges him forward into danger-and into his destiny.

Also, no links, but why are there so many fifty shades of gray rip off novels for free lately? At least two tonight, one I noticed the other day. I don't generally enjoy parody, because I think there is a tendency for it to be REALLY poorly done and winds up being a complete and total rehash of the original where the only thing that's different is that the names of the characters and places are humorous in tone compared to the original... Weird Al is one of the only people I've found that does parody that I UNDERSTAND and like, because its clever. Most parody these days is just bad. imnsho. sorry if that was long and ranty. It is late and I get ranty when I can't sleep.

Posted on May 13, 2012 2:12:58 AM PDT
AuntOh says:
Feel free to cross-post your picks in the Links Only thread. It's very simple to do. Here are the 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.

Here is the link to the continuing 2012 Links-Only thread:

In reply to an earlier post on May 13, 2012 2:18:19 AM PDT
@Randor, thanks, that is really helpful and I've now discovered I somehow have seven of the Leicester books even though I don't remember one-clicking them... Hmm. Is that a sign that one has deep kindle hoarding problems? Downloading books and then forgetting them in the deep abyss of your kindle mountain. Lately I've been mostly in a lurk and leave mentality, because I've FINALLY been reading the kindle books I've managed to download, instead of perpetually downloading more kindle books...

Posted on May 13, 2012 2:22:58 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 13, 2012 2:26:02 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
Think I might just pick up this as well

The Crying Rose Contemporary Fiction
the following product description is taken from paperback page (which seems to be free for US though not for europe
Sami Carter has been surprised by the arrival of an expected but unwanted package. She is very traumatized by this and calls her therapist's office for help. Her doctor has retired and the clinic's Dr. Mark Stevens responds to this call. He is unable to re-establish contact by phone. Her patient's file is missing in the clinic and Mark feels her situation is desperate, finding it necessary to personalize his care with a house call. He finds Sami in an unconscious state.

The story unveils with his unique methods of discoveries to enable him to seek the cause of her present condition and the knowledge to revive her.

This is a story of mystery, love, warmth, humor and sorrow for all readers, especially women from adolescence to senior citizens, who can relate to the story and enjoy.

Posted on May 13, 2012 2:26:06 AM PDT
AuntOh 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 13, 2012 2:28:55 AM PDT
Reader says:
Thank you, AuntOh and RandOR for starting this morning.
Thank you, Christian for the new shortcut.
Good morning, All. I'll be back later.

In reply to an earlier post on May 13, 2012 2:31:29 AM PDT
AuntOh says:
Good morning, Reader!

Posted on May 13, 2012 2:55:25 AM PDT
Wishes says:
Good morning and happy Mothers Day to all

thankyou to our starters and those who post the links. I very much appreciate the enabling that happens

Marijuana for Parkinson's Disease this one amused me...and made me ask what else will it cure? lol

Posted on May 13, 2012 3:06:23 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 13, 2012 3:07:13 AM PDT
Wishes says:
now for my kinlib picks

Recollections: The Motown Sound By The People Who Made It

I Might be Turning into a Cat YA paranormal story

Picture Perfect

A Throne of Stars interesting in who wrote it...
A high-school writing club in Southern New Hampshire decided to write and publish a novel over a seven-day span during Spring Break. The group brainstormed the plot and came up with a chapter-by-chapter outline. Each member of the group received a chapter (picked at random) and went away to write. When the club convened at Barnes & Noble to put it all together, several chapters (and club members) were not accounted for. Undaunted, the club members present revised, shortened and changed. Here are the results.

Australian Flavour - Traditional Australian Cuisine huh? now is that traditional aboriginal australian or what? cause Australia is a real melting pot of a lot of different cultures

The Paragon Element (Aetheric Elements)

Sweet and Twenty

Karma Crossed

Midnight Wedding (The Wedding Planner) quirky, humourous romance

Must Love Dogs movie with the same name

Posted on May 13, 2012 3:17:20 AM PDT
Reader says:
Kill 4 Me - Mystery/Thriller
Casey Dwyer is haunted.
After a horrific car accident that claimed the life of her sister, she has struggled to return to a normal life. But on a cold winter day what seemed like a harmless text on her cell phone changed everything.
Now, Casey will try to do anything to protect her and her family and friends against a vengeful spirit. Even kill. Who is the spirit stalking Casey and how far will it push her into the darkness of madness?
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