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Initial post: May 31, 2012 3:42:44 PM PDT
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Posted on May 31, 2012 4:16:52 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 31, 2012 4:17:03 PM PDT
Miss M says:
Freezing Point - Karen Dionne

From Publishers Weekly
The battle for control of Antarctica's ice quickly turns into a fight for survival in this uneven debut thriller. Idealistic and controversial (but corporate) environmentalist Ben Maki wants to bring fresh water to millions by melting the Antarctic icebergs. As Maki's trial run progresses, a group of scientists studying the icebergs begin falling prey to a deadly illness and to packs of vicious Antarctic rats. Maki and his colleagues must abandon their efforts, hoping only to get out of Antarctica alive. While the scientific and ethical themes are fascinating and timely and the remoteness of the Antarctic makes an ideal thriller setting, readers will find it difficult to suspend their disbelief long enough to find the rats scary rather than silly. Dionne would have done better to stick to the human capacity for monstrosity-something she touches on, but never fully explores-and the surprisingly complex and overlapping motivations of the characters.

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 6:54:09 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2012 7:12:21 PM PDT
Miss M says:
I'm glad you got it going! I cruise through the freebie lists pretty frequently, and a lot of times I see things that might appeal to other posters but I'm not sure where to post, aside from the Kindle Forum.

Actually, I was almost feeling guilty for publicizing the Baby Shark giveaway, since he got so many more downloads than he expected...OTOH, I'm pretty sure that once people see how good it is they'll pick up more in the series, so it should work out.
[Hey, I just checked to see if it's lending-enabled (it is), and your and Robin's reviews have the featured quotes!]

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 1, 2012 7:13:46 AM PDT
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Posted on Jun 1, 2012 8:35:01 AM PDT
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Miss M says:
The Doll Collection - Joanna Stephen Ward
A psychological thriller. A couple and their young son burn to death in a house fire. A girl dies from a nut allergy. A woman falls under a train during the rush hour. An accountant falls down the steps to his basement. Their deaths appear to be accidents. Only Gloria knows they were murders, because she murdered them. Each time she kills someone she buys a doll.

Force of Habit (A Falcone & Driscoll Investigation)
Booklist: Former nun Giulia Falcone is getting used to life outside the convent with her job as Frank Driscoll's assistant at Driscoll Investigations. Frank's latest case calls on the firm to determine which one of Blake Parker's former girlfriends is harassing Blake and his fiancée. Giulia's field training begins when Frank sends her to interview the girlfriends on the theory that they would be more likely to talk to a woman. Meanwhile, the harassment intensifies and even Giulia becomes a target.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 1, 2012 8:37:07 AM PDT
Miss M says:
Hi Norman,
Amazon has set aside the Meet our Authors Forum for self-promotion, so that would be the place to list your book during your free promo. These forums are meant for readers to share their finds.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 1, 2012 4:34:48 PM PDT
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Posted on Jun 1, 2012 6:10:40 PM PDT
Margaret says:
I reviewed this one a while ago. It's free today.
Franklin Asylum

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 1, 2012 6:18:19 PM PDT
Miss M says:
Margaret - Thanks, I picked it up.

Posted on Jun 2, 2012 9:28:31 AM PDT
Miss M says:
Deadfall in Berlin - Robert Alexander
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.

Posted on Jun 2, 2012 1:07:25 PM PDT
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Posted on Jun 3, 2012 6:21:09 PM PDT
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If you have Kindle Prime, you can borrow all sorts of books for free. It's a really good deal if you read more than occasionally.

Leonardo Noto

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2012 6:27:11 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 3, 2012 6:31:15 PM PDT
Miss M says:
Actually, the Prime membership benefit is no more than one book per calendar month (you can keep it longer) - so not a bad deal, but not a huge amount either for frequent readers. [I'm not saying it should be more, just that's what it is. ;)]

Anybody interested in going directly to the source - both of these websites show all of the free books offered daily through Amazon's KDP select program, plus any trad-pubbed free specials:

www.dailyfreebooks.com
www.ereaderiq.com

ETA: you can sort/search by genre (assuming you and the author agree on categories... :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2012 8:50:33 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 3, 2012 8:51:42 PM PDT
Cphe says:
Hi Leonardo - my understanding is that Kindle prime is about $70 for the year? and I'm not sure that it is available to Australian customers as we are unable to purchase some titles due to certain restrictions

I purchase books to keep them - not to be lent them - I've also had a look at some on offer, but there doesn't seem to be many and certainly nothing that I would be interested in at the moment. there doesn't seem to be much of a selection available.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2012 7:20:59 AM PDT
PJ Adams says:
Hi Cphe, most of our "free" book promotions only run for a day or two at a time (as set by Amazon), so that may be why you are finding it hard to locate the thriller or suspense freebies. If you click on Kindle books on any day, however, then go to the top 100 thrillers or suspense novels, you will see our "free" books scrolling along to the right of the paid top sellers. Hope this helps.
--PJ Adams, Freud's Revenge

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2012 9:43:39 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 24, 2012 4:24:47 AM PDT
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Posted on Jun 5, 2012 1:36:43 PM PDT
Hey I did a Psychological Thriller titled Time Out of Mind (Time Series) its a short story about a Musician named Blu Grey. Blu is in the process of putting out his sophomore album, but has completely lost himself. He has given his mind and body to drugs & alcohol, now I know what your thinking drugged up musician how platonic and cliche right? Here's the difference although Blu fits that profile, his story takes a more dark & psychotic approach. I don't want to give to much of the story away but what I will say is that in this twisted narrative you follow Blu Grey through his eyes in 5 episodes that lead to a dramatic Black Swan esque ending. The book is free if you have KDP Select, please get it and leave a review I plan on shooting a short film to this story. It's free for now until Thursday I believe so feel free to download and leave a review thanks!!!

GOD Bless

Posted on Jun 7, 2012 8:30:55 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 7, 2012 8:43:38 AM PDT
Miss M says:
Good news for those keeping up with Baby Shark - Robert Fate's second in the series is free Jun 7-10:

Baby Shark's Beaumont Blues (Baby Shark Series)

ETA: also, anybody who hasn't tried the first book, Baby Shark, yet it's now down to $1.99.
I'd highly recommend it - excellent, noir story.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2012 9:25:43 AM PDT
One author I took advantage of the 'freebie' was J.D. Rhoades. I have since purchased two more of his Kindle edition books. I found his writing to be sharp and the story moves right along. In the three books I have read, the protagonist is flawed but usually on top of his game.

The three I have read are:

Gallows Pole: A story about a disbanded covert military organization that has a former member gone rougue and killing families. The former leader of the team has placed himself in 'prison' for war crimes he thinks he committed while the unit was active.

Breaking Cover: About a former undercover FBI agent who walked away and was considered dead by the FBI until he turns up after tracking down and eliminating a pedophile, freeing the two captive brothers.

The Devil's Right Hand: The first of a series about Keller, a Bail Retrieval Agent (Bounty Hunter) who has his own demons.

I really enjoy and make use of the 'freebies' for Kindle. It has given me an opportunity to try several authors that I would never have tried if I had to pay for the work. I have rewarded some of those authors by purchasing other novels or short story collections. It has worked out well for both sides.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012 12:31:11 AM PDT
Cphe says:
Thanks JD - they sound really interesting.

Posted on Jun 25, 2012 8:26:59 AM PDT
Miss M says:
Two that are free today:

The Colour Man - Ian Moffitt [Australia]

The Killer - Jack Elgos [IRA/Ireland]

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2012 8:23:38 AM PDT
mad maggie says:
any thing by"" Karen Slaughter. or Erica Spindler"
VERY good authors

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2012 10:28:17 AM PDT
Miss M says:
Thanks for the recommendation, mad maggie. I picked up one of Slaughter's books a while back, will move it up the TBR stacks, and I'll check out Erica Spindler.
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