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Initial post: Mar 1, 2009, 7:46:21 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 1, 2009, 8:05:08 AM PST
Take a look at Global Watch on sale for $3.19. It is a political thriller intertwining themes of global business and high tech espionage with a little bit of romance. I started writing it as a series and the sequel is already on the way.
Global Watch

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 2, 2009, 5:09:31 PM PST
Hello, please also consider "Overrun" on Kindle.

OVERRUN is a two-part futuristic thriller taking place on an Earth no longer protected by an ozone layer. In this dying world, technology only exists to shelter small amounts of land.

A new Cold War has arisen between the United States and new superpower, Japan's Great Union. Both race to develop protective technology for their citizens. Advancements are kept secret with each country hoping the other will fail and perish from the Earth. With an inevitable war on the horizon, a secret U. S. defense strategy is constructed calling for the launch of demolition forces against unsheltered American cities in ambush of invading troops.

Primary objectives are elimination of the invasion force while clearing land for the construction of new lifesaving technology. Secondary hopes include the rejuvenation of a radiation-poisoned U.S. population through the genocide of those living on the outside, collateral damage of these ambush attacks.

Unbeknownst to the U.S. President, an underground government faction has been secretly stoking global political fires in provocation of a J.G.U. invasion. On the verge of attack, the President is maneuvered into putting the secret defense strategy into use.

Visiting his stepchildren living outside the technologically protected societies, an embittered retired military commander finds himself caught within this newly declared war. Promised rescue for himself and his family, Kirken is coerced into helping implement the plan. He must set out to destroy his family's hometown with only the purpose of getting his stepchildren out.

"Overrun" and its sequel "Overrun: Project Hideaway" are now available on Kindle and both fall under the $5 price range.


Overrun: Project Hideaway
Overrun: Project Hideaway

Best wishes,

Michael Rusch

Posted on Mar 2, 2009, 5:39:08 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 2, 2009, 5:40:05 PM PST
Haven't finished it yet but: "Playing for Keeps" is great so far.

Playing For Keeps

Really good for 3.99

Posted on Mar 2, 2009, 6:04:26 PM PST
John says:
This is a nice little book about Arizona for $3.96.

Arizona Myths, Fallacies, and Misconceptions

full disclosure - I'm the author.


Posted on Mar 3, 2009, 12:06:02 AM PST
C. Putman says:
Star Wars A Forest Apart; is a great read if you like star wars books

Posted on Mar 3, 2009, 12:33:32 AM PST
brentbent says:
Iain M. Banks "Use of Weapons" is a sci-fi story about the costs of war in his post-scarcity Culture setting. It is only $1. Out of the current 74 reviews it's at 4.5 stars.

Use of Weapons (A Culture Novel Book 3)

Then there is a Star Trek omnibus book, Millennium, that is three books in one and is the absolute best Trek story ever. It is $10 but since it's actually three books that works out to $3.33 a book. Out of its current 11 reviews it is at 5 stars! If you are a fan of Trek this a must read trilogy.

Millennium: Fall of Terok Nor/War of the Prophets/Inferno (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)

Posted on Mar 3, 2009, 3:51:25 AM PST
Ryan A. Span says:
You might be interested in my well-received cyberpunk thriller STREET: Empathy, first in a three-part series. My publisher recently dropped the Kindle price and it's currently on offer for only $2.39. It's been proving popular with the Kindle crowd, partly since I wrote it to be easy to read on a screen.

Empathy (Street Book 1)

At that price it's more than worth the money.


Posted on Mar 3, 2009, 4:26:50 AM PST
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Posted on Mar 3, 2009, 2:28:44 PM PST
Hi all,

Hopefully no one here will quibble here over cents, but I would like to draw your attention to a new multi-faceted trilogy that is priced at $5.11 per book. This brand-new series has just been released for the Kindle (currently the only place you can get it), all three books at the same time. Though fiction, it is very wide in both scope and depth. Loaded with real-life experiences, you can actually learn a great deal about the world we all live in as you're being entertained.

The books deal with some very intense social issues, such as rape and incest. Because of this, many will consider the books to be "adult". However, the books in no way glorify such behaviors, but instead focus on the disastrous psychological repercussions dealt to the innocent parties. It is our opinion that such books should be required reading by every high school student in the world, male and female. My co-writers (both of whom are women) and I show how the taboo nature of sexual abuses in our society actually gives the perpetrators power over their victims.

Investigations into other facets of the human experience, such as politics, religion, metaphysics, history, philosophy, science, mathematics and cosmology are similarly explored in-depth. Much like a modern "Alice in Wonderland", the authors never lose sight of the underlying story that ties it all together, making the reading palatable. Please consider this series for your next reading adventure.

Still not convinced? Below are two links for more information. The first is to a sampler webpage we've set up with the first twelve chapters of "The Safety Factor Book I - The Use of Power" (representing about 1/8 of the total story). The second is a link directly to where the first book is sold on (To see the other two books, just click on the "Author" link from there.)

The Safety Factor 1: The Use of Power

Thanks for your time,


Posted on Mar 3, 2009, 3:55:22 PM PST
Ayn Rand's "Anthem" - $0.99 !! Unfortunately,neither The Fouontainhead or Atlas Shrugged are available yet...

Posted on Mar 3, 2009, 3:55:23 PM PST
Ayn Rand's "Anthem" - $0.99 !! Unfortunately,neither The Fouontainhead or Atlas Shrugged are available yet...

Posted on Mar 3, 2009, 4:04:17 PM PST
Pat Kight says:
Tip for finding free/low-priced Kindle books (this works on the computer, but probably not on the Kindle itself):
1. Go to the Kindle Books department
2. Choose the type of book you're looking for from the left-hand menu (fiction, nonfiction, or genres)
3. When the list comes up, go to the "Sort By" pulldown menu on the right-hand side above the list
4. Choose "Price: Low to High"

Tons of great stuff priced from "free" on up.

Posted on Mar 3, 2009, 4:16:07 PM PST
PM says:
Lots of free classics easily downloaded using the wireless Whispernet on

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 3, 2009, 4:43:54 PM PST
Yale R. Jaffe,
thank you for pisting this discussion topic.
I currently have three novels available on Kindle, but only two are under the $5.00 limit you quoted.
1.) The Haunted Hillerman House - $3.96 - Contemp/historical romance set in Dixon, Il.
2.) Her Knight With a Shining Star - $3.96 - Historical western romance set in Colorado.
The third is a contemporary vampire romance set in both Chicago and Dixon, IL, but is priced at $6.36.
For more information, please visit the website listed under my profile photo.
Thanks again for posting this discussion.
Best of luck with Advantage Disadvantage!

Posted on Mar 3, 2009, 5:29:40 PM PST
When I read, "If you like Evanovich and Patterson, give Justify the Means a try," I just had to hop over to the Kindle store and buy it. I'm looking forward to reading it.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 3, 2009, 5:55:01 PM PST
Shannon, you are welcome. My novel also takes place around Chicago and the suburbs. If you know Chicago, you will recognize a few of the locations past and present. One of the places in the book was just featured on Anthony Bourdain's No Reservation show on the travel channel: Calumet Fisheries is an out of the way little shrimp shack along the 95th street bridge - it is the bridge that they jumped in one of the early scenes in the Blues Brothers movie.

Yale R. Jaffe
Advantage Disadvantage

Posted on Jun 29, 2012, 2:54:19 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 29, 2012, 2:58:45 PM PDT
You've dug up an old thread from back in the day when self-promotion was allowed.

In May 2011 Amazon created the Meet our Authors Forum for authors to promote & discuss their work, and since then author self-promotion is not permitted elsewhere. Customers get a little tetchy when they see it...

You can post your book here:

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 29, 2012, 3:07:34 PM PDT
Thanks Miss Mitford. I will delete it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 29, 2012, 3:20:39 PM PDT
Searching is a great thing to do. You should also look at the dates of posts before you actually reply to anything though, as the one you chose died back in 2009.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2012, 6:27:37 AM PDT
Oops I missed that. Will old threads ever be removed? This was my first time on the discussions. Thanks for the help.

Posted on Jun 30, 2012, 9:56:11 AM PDT
I'm an older man, and I find that its not too easy for me to really get into a book!.. when I borrow, lets say 8 books from my local
library, I'm lucky if I find ONE that I like. The best book EVER for me was "LONESOME DOVE", by Larrry McMurtry. I would never ever think that I would just love a book about "cowboys (Rangers) and freakin' INDIANS.....but I did love it. And, I love books about poor folks who come to America and become Millionaires!... I hope I'm explaining myself right. Can anyone suggest how I can "categorize"
this type of book!..AND, I totally dislike any books about MURDER, which seems to be what many, many books are about. Go figure!..
So, please help......thanks.....

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2012, 10:00:29 AM PDT
Sarida says:
"Freakin' INDIANS?"

Excuse me?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2012, 10:34:30 AM PDT
PeepDittie says:
Amazon has lots of free westerns by Max Brand, Zane Grey and others. Search Lonesome Dove in the Kindle e-bookstore and you'll see lots of recommendations of other e-books you might like. Also, search or browse your library's e-book collection.
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