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Price Cut! Powerless: the Synthesis Now Just $2.39!

Just a quick note here to let you know that several hours ago, sometime after we posted today’s free book alert showing a price of $2.99 for the first book noted as your Kindle Nation Daily sponsor, Amazon sweetened the deal by imposing a nice 20% discount on the published price.

So, if you haven’t bought it yet and want to save a little off that initial price, here’s a link:

Powerless: The Synthesis 

Jason Letts

4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)


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Start reading the books you love right on your browser with Kindle for Web: Jason Letts’ Powerless novels

If you noticed Jason Letts’ Powerless novels (Y/A, Fantasy) earlier today but have yet to check them out, Amazon’s new “Kindle for Web” feature makes it easy to begin reading a free sample right here in your browser! Click on the font button to set the font size you like, or make other formatting adjustments right on your screen.

Should they really be making it this easy for us to buy the books we love?

Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert, Thursday, September 30: The New World, a Kindle Exclusive story-length prequel to the award-winning Chaos Walking trilogy, plus two offerings in Jason Letts’ magical Powerless series (Today’s Sponsors), and Links to Over a Million Free Kindle Titles

Today’s special addition to our Free Book Alert listings is the perfect introduction, a story-length prequel, to Patrick Ness’ award-winning Chaos Walking trilogy. And it’s available exclusively on Kindle

  
But first … a word from Today’s Sponsor

(Editor’s Note: Every once in a while the planets align perfectly and we have a perfect match between the latest free book and a great sponsoring title, and today’s match couldn’t possibly be better. If you’re attracted by The New World and the Chaos Walking trilogy, I humbly submit that you are going to be enchanted by Jason Letts’ Powerless series, and I am happy to present the first two titles for your consideration today. –S.W.)

The first title in the series, Powerless: The Synthesis, won the Webb Weaver 2010 Writer’s Competition, where the judges were “entranced by the writer’s ability to bring together this unlikely group of kids.” The story is a roller-coaster ride filled with lots to discover in an ever-expanding world, a set of diverse characters, and their deepest hopes and aspirations. If you like stories with plenty of dramatic twists and spirited intensity, it’ll have you falling in love with a brand new series and begging for more!

As one of the book’s many 5-star reviewers wrote, “a truly great Young Adult novel holds an appeal to all ages, not just the young adult audience that it caters to.” She concluded that Powerless: The Synthesis achieved that goal beautifully, and apparently some early reviewers of the series’ just-published second book, Powerless: The Shadowing feel that the series just got even better. Between the two books, 23 of 26 reviewers have awarded 4 or 5 stars.

Each book is nicely priced at $2.99 in the Kindle Store, and each comes with text-to-speech enabled. Here’s the set-up for each:

Powerless: The Synthesis by Jason Letts

Mira Ipswich couldn’t have ever known the startling difference that  separates her from the rest of humanity. But when she discovers a strange anomaly in the midst of her seclusion, her parents are forced to reveal she exists in a world where everyone is imbued with a wondrous natural gift. Everyone except herself that is. Accompany  Mira as her attempts to fit in among peers and understand her inconceivable condition embroil her with the dangerous forces threatening her homeland. Protected by nothing more than her imagination and ingenuity, you’ll never find a superhero more like you. Powerless: The Synthesis is approximately 89,000 words long.

Powerless: The Shadowing by Jason Letts

In book two of the Powerless series, Mira and her friends must endure a period of apprenticeship, known as The Shadowing. This is their last chance to prepare themselves before they are thrust into the mysterious war, which no one seems to know anything about. While Vern, Aoi, Will, and Roselyn seek out pre-arranged mentors to help them develop their unique magical abilities, Mira—the only one without a power—sets off in search of the brilliant author of her science manuals, Flip Widget, who she learns was the doctor at her birth. For all they have to fear that waits for them in the future, they will find that the troubles they prepare for are much closer at hand than they think. Powerless: The Shadowing is approximately 84,000 words long.


 Click on the titlesto download Powerless: The Synthesis and  Powerless: The Shadowing (or the free samples) to your Kindle, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, BlackBerry, Android-compatible, PC or Mac and start reading within 60 seconds!

UK Customers: Click on the titles to download Powerless: The Synthesis and Powerless: The Shadowing from the UK Kindle Store

Each day’s list is sponsored by one paid title. We encourage you to support our sponsors and thank you for considering them. 

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The New World is a story-length Kindle Exclusive prequel that sets the stage for the world you will discover in The Knife of Never Letting Go, The Ask and the Answer, and Monsters of Men, each of which is now available for pre-order at Kindle-appropriate prices in the Kindle Store. (Order them now and they will be delivered automatically to your Kindle or Kindle App on October 18, but between now and then you’ll have plenty of time to read this free copy of the prequel, which runs 589 locations).

The New World 
by Patrick Ness – Kindle Price:    $0.00 – Text-to-Speech: Enabled 

Kudos to indie publisher Candlewick Press in my neighboring town of Somerville for working with Amazon to nail the perfect Kindle-appropriate process of bringing out a new sci-fi/fantasy/YA series for Kindle readers!

Elvis and The Dearly Departed
Elvis and The Dearly Departed
by Peggy Webb
4.2 out of 5 stars  (9 customer reviews) – Kindle Price: $0.00 Text-to-Speech: Enabled

They say you can’t get to Heaven without passing through the Eternal Rest Funeral Home. And no one gets into Eternal Rest without passing muster with Elvis-the basset hound who’s convinced he’s the reincarnation of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Brewing up a big ol’ pitcher of Mississippi mystery, Peggy Webb’s delightful new series is as intoxicating as the Delta breeze.

Raising Jake

by Charlie Carillo
4.5 out of 5 stars (79 customer reviews) – Kindle Price:    $0.00 – Text-to-Speech: Enabled

The best kind of journey, one you don’t want to end…funny, moving.-Mike Lupica, New York Times bestselling author of Heat  In Charlie Carillo’s funny, insightful novel, a divorced man gets to know his seventeen-year-old son in a tale that rewrites the book on quality time together. . .  Sammy Sullivan is working his way down the ladder of success. Divorced and pushing fifty, his relationships have the longevity of a fruit fly. But how many men can get themselves fired and have their only son expelled from prep school all in one day? Now, after almost eighteen years, he and Jake may finally get to know each other. (That’s if his ex-wife–the super-achiever Sammy can only dream of being–doesn’t find out.) Jake knows virtually nothing about his roots. So, Sammy shows him the old neighborhood in the far reaches of Queens. But it’s been thirty years. The older woman Sammy lost his virginity to now uses a walker to get around. Most of his hangouts are long gone. It’s dreary, born-to-lose stuff. But Jake is on a mission. Wise beyond his (and his dad’s) years, he doesn’t want his father to miss out the second time around on the good things he blew the first time. And they’ve got a whole weekend together–a journey where Sammy will confront his, dysfunctional childhood and Jake will face a past he never knew he had.  This isn’t your typical father-son story–one is still growing up. The other is his son.  “In the tradition of Tom Perotta, Carillo explores the strength of the family bond, the power of forgiveness, and the hope that comes from embracing second chances. . .truthful, and hilarious.”–Alison Grambs, author of The Smart Girls Guide to Getting Even  “I don’t like funny, touching novels because they make me wish I’d written them myself. I enjoyed Charlie Carillo’s book from beginning to end and now I’m miserable.”–Sherwood Kiraly, author of Diminished Capacity  “A literary romp through the minefields of a totally normal, and totally abnormal, family. . . I actually laughed out loud and kept turning the pages to make absolutely sure that all worked out at the end.”–Cathy Lamb, author of Henry’s Sisters  “Scathingly hilarious and truthful.”–Sally Jenkins

The 7th Victim
The 7th Victim
by Alan Jacobson – Kindle Price: $0.00 – Text-to-Speech: Enabled

Jacobson’s third novel (after False Accusations and The Hunted) has all the ingredients for a best-selling psychological thriller: strong female lead, multifaceted serial killer, compelling plot, and just enough secrets and surprises to keep the adrenaline racing. The hunt is on for the notorious Dead Eyes killer who is preying on young women. Karen Vail is a gritty yet vulnerable FBI profiler with a precarious personal life. As Vail and the task force pursue the serial killer, readers are drawn into the inner sanctum of a profiler while simultaneously privy to the killer’s crazed thoughts. The murders rapidly escalate, and Vail’s personal life is careening out of control, threatening to derail her investigation. When the killer strikes a seventh time, surprising revelations provide a shocking finale. The author’s seven years of study with the FBI’s profiling unit have helped him craft a riveting, authentically detailed thriller that will ensnare readers. Strongly recommended for all popular fiction collections.—Mary Todd Chesnut, Northern Kentucky Univ. Lib., Highland Heights 

Velocity

 by Alan Jacobson – Kindle Price:    $0.00 – Text-to-Speech: Enabled  
Pre-order FREE now and this title will be auto-delivered to your Kindle on October 5, 2010.

Michael Connelly, New York Times bestselling author: “From the first page Velocity is as relentless as a bullet. Karen Vail is my kind of hero and Alan Jacobson is my kind of writer!”  

Supervisory Special Agent Michael Upchurch, Drug Enforcement Administration (ret): “Jacobson captures the complexity of the mission faced by DEA, the threat posed to our country, and the constant danger our agents face battling members of international drug trafficking organizations. As someone who devoted his career to carrying out that mission, I can say first-hand that Velocity hits the target. Jacobson’s acquired a new fan.” 

Ridley Pearson, New York Times bestselling author: “Alan Jacobson writes with a firm hand, a strong voice, and fine eye for detail.”

by Mike Shevdon – 5 out of 5 stars (2 customer reviews) – Kindle Price: $0.00 Text-to-Speech: Enabled 
THERE IS A SECRET WAR GROWING BENEATH THE STREETS OF LONDON.   A dark magic will be unleashed by the Untainted…Unless a new hero can be found. The smarter, faster brother to Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere has arrived. 


Twelve Kindle-Compatible Math and Science Textbooks

Can you imagine a future when high school students can work on their tans, shoot baskets in the driveway, or chill on the sofa while their Kindles read their homework assignments to them?
That future is here, and here are 12 very useful and very free high school math and science textbooks to prove it. With innovative public high school administrators like Clearwater High School’s Keith Mastorides buying Kindles by the thousands for their students, it is just a matter of time before we’ll see textbook publishers jumping through hoops to provide Kindle editions of their texts. But these 12 free math and science ebooks with text-to-speech enabled are a great start, and they are well worth downloading and keeping in your Kindle archives for whenever you or someone younger in your family might need them. They’re pretty good on the Kindle 2 or 3, fine on a Kindle DX, and especially user-friendly on an iPad, Mac, or PC. 
(Once you buy just about any Kindle ebook, it’s a snap to go to your Manage Your Kindle page and send the ebook to other registered devices to which you have downloaded free Kindle apps. See the screenshot above at the right.)

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UK Edition, Kindle Nation Free Book Alert: Ransom X a new page-turner set against the backdrop of today’s headlines, Plus 5 Stars for The Legend of Sasquatch (Today’s Sponsor)


Join former special ops standout Martin Legace as he shakes up the FBI’s approach to criminal investigation in today’s latest addition to the UK Kindle Store’s free book listings….
 
But first, a word from … Today’s Sponsor

The Legend of Sasquatch – $2.99
by William T. Prince

Man or beast?  The same question asked about the mythical Sasquatch might be asked regarding its namesake, young Texan Clint Buchanan (“Buck Hannon”), who prowls the streets of the DFW Metroplex in the late 1970s.
Clint seems to have it all—size, strength, intellect, personality, good looks, and any woman he wants. Unfortunately a combination of bad choices and bad luck leads to tragic results. Join this behemoth as he faces the life-changing and character-defining events of his late adolescence with a colorful supporting cast that includes devoted buddies Milton, Tom, and Hulk.
With 15 straight 5-star reviews, this gritty, action-packed character study may be the highest-rated indie novel in the Kindle Store at the popular $2.99 price point. Here’s what a couple of those Kindle reviewers have had to say:
  • “This is one of those edge-of-your-seat, can’t-put-it-down kind of stories. As billed, it’s a great character study, but it’s also chockablock with exciting and realistic action and even a good romance to boot.”
  • “I really enjoyed the book, especially getting to know Clint. His relationship with his parents, his co-workers, friends and his girlfriend all meld together to make a really interesting character. Reliving visits to some old haunts in my hometown and the surrounding area was fun, too, but it all comes down to the story. The Legend of Sasquatch is a great study of the human psyche and all its complexities – morality, justice, passion, friendship, violence and love.”
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    Ransom X (Legacy Series) 
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ransom-X-Legacy-Series/dp/B002Q0Y0OY/kinnatdai-21
by I. B. Holder – Kindle Price:    £0.00 – Text-to-Speech: Enabled   

Martin Legace is a former special ops standout, once recognized as the top field interrogator in the American military complex. His study of the human mind was carried out in make-shift tents on the edge of the battlefield; he didn’t write or read the book on how to break a prisoner, he simply followed his instincts, dissecting human behavior in a way that verges on autism. He had a reputation for getting anything out of anyone – “had” being the operative word. Five years ago, a random crime shattered Legace’s world. Withdrawing inside himself, he built his life around the only family he had left, his teenage daughter. He withdrew from operations, and took the most isolated post he could, in the basement of the Alexandria FBI, working the archives. Legace brought consequence to the job. His tactics of getting inside the minds of criminals led to a controversial new form of investigation that came to be known as- shadow projection. It was a term coined by his insufferable regional director, Bailey, and Legace couldn’t begin to count the ways he hated the simplification of his process. Legace threw the deductive model out the window. He didn’t follow the trail of the criminal; he took on criminals who were smart enough to leave no trail. They were fixed objects like sundials casting a unique shadow for every incremental step in their journey. His methods involved knowing the inner workings of the criminal, and projecting forward to the next activity that such a person would engage in.  His life was verging on stable when a young female agent from Washington walked into his office with an opportunity, an obligation and a threat. Now, normally Legace would have ignored all three, but there was something about the case and the victim that struck a very personal chord in him.  All of his powers were going to be needed for a case that landed on his desk along the agent who now called herself his new partner. There was an abduction ring that was preying upon young women of marginal fame, using them in adult films and ransoming them for the price of pornography. The profit engine became a fad among perverts (the largest single unified economic bloc) and the income was staggering. This great influx of capital precipitated a bold move by the abductors. Their newest acquisition was the daughter of an old friend, the Director of the FBI. All hell was breaking loose over the Web and the world, and with a two-week window to find his quarry, Legace knew that his performance on this case would either cement his reputation as borderline charlatan with blood on his hands, or announce his reinstatement as borderline hero with all of the official responsibilities that entails, and he couldn’t actually say which outcome he feared more.

 4.3 out of 5 stars  (22 customer reviews) Kindle Price: £0.00 
‘The writing is elegant and surprisingly humorous — if you haven’t come across Beck before, you’re in for a treat.’ Guardian 
‘I have never read a finer police story.’ Los Angeles Times 
‘The decalogue about the Swedish Chief Inspector Martin Beck created by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo during the 1960s and 1970s are indeed classic police fiction. They changed the genre. Whoever is writing crime fiction after these novels inspired by them in one way or another.’ Henning Mankell 
‘If you haven’t read Sjowall/Wahloo, start now.’ Sunday Telegraph 
‘Their mysteries don’t just read well; they reread even better. Witness, wife, petty cop or crook — they’re all real characters even if they get just a few sentences. The plots hold, because they’re ingenious but never inhuman.’ New York Times London Review of Books 
Publisher: Harper Perennial (10 April 2009)

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Murder at the Savoy by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo
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Plus “Buckle Up” for this week’s sponsor … Award-winning romance novelist Christina Crooks’ Thrill of the Chase



By Stephen Windwalker
September 28, 2010


 

Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alert, Wednesday, September 29: Kensington Books brings us two great new reads that won’t set you back a single penny, plus Zach Hamric’s Crescent Rising (Today’s Sponsor), “a mix of Cussler, Clancy and Flynn, but with a style and feel all its own,” and Links to Over a Million Free Kindle Titles

Kensington Books brings us “a big ol’ pitcher of Mississippi mystery” from Peggy Webb and a Charlie Carillo offering that sports-writing novelist Mike Lupica calls “The best kind of journey, one you don’t want to end” to head up today’s Free Book Alert….

  
But first … a word from Today’s Sponsor

by Zachary Hamric

Ryan Black is living a life most men will never know- filled with high-risk adventure in exotic locales, an authentic hero who willingly confronts head-on the life and death challenges found in emerging trouble spots around the globe.

This high impact thriller takes you on a desperate mission to prevent a radiological attack on the United States by Jusef al Sudairy. From mysterious crashes of Soviet-era fighters in California to high-tech naval battles in the Atlantic, the action is nonstop in this first volume in the Ryan Black Series.

Click here to find out why the first volume in the Ryan Black Series has received 7 straight 5-Star Reviews on Amazon….

Couldn’t Put It Down!, June 29, 2010 By Greta S. Carlo 
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“This book had it all- Nonstop action and a great story line with a couple of unexpected twists. I read a lot of thrillers and this had the right blend of characters and plot. I especially liked the scenes in Miami at the Delano Hotel- I need to meet a guy like Ryan Black!” 

Click here to download Crescent Rising (Ryan Black Thriller) (or a free sample) to your Kindle, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, BlackBerry, Android-compatible, PC or Mac and start reading within     60 seconds!
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Authors, Publishers, Kindle Accessory Manufacturers:
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Free Today in the Kindle Store!

Click here for a complete listing of over 100 free promotional titles and links to millions of other free books for your Kindle.


Click here for a separate listing of free and bargain erotica titles for your Kindle.

Elvis and The Dearly Departed
Elvis and The Dearly Departed
by Peggy Webb
4.2 out of 5 stars  (9 customer reviews) – Kindle Price: $0.00 Text-to-Speech: Enabled

They say you can’t get to Heaven without passing through the Eternal Rest Funeral Home. And no one gets into Eternal Rest without passing muster with Elvis-the basset hound who’s convinced he’s the reincarnation of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Brewing up a big ol’ pitcher of Mississippi mystery, Peggy Webb’s delightful new series is as intoxicating as the Delta breeze.

…  Pure southern lunacy of the best possible kind.” -Laurien Berenson

Raising Jake

by Charlie Carillo
4.5 out of 5 stars (79 customer reviews) – Kindle Price:    $0.00 – Text-to-Speech: Enabled

The best kind of journey, one you don’t want to end…funny, moving.-Mike Lupica, New York Times bestselling author of Heat  In Charlie Carillo’s funny, insightful novel, a divorced man gets to know his seventeen-year-old son in a tale that rewrites the book on quality time together. . .  Sammy Sullivan is working his way down the ladder of success. Divorced and pushing fifty, his relationships have the longevity of a fruit fly. But how many men can get themselves fired and have their only son expelled from prep school all in one day? Now, after almost eighteen years, he and Jake may finally get to know each other. (That’s if his ex-wife–the super-achiever Sammy can only dream of being–doesn’t find out.) Jake knows virtually nothing about his roots. So, Sammy shows him the old neighborhood in the far reaches of Queens. But it’s been thirty years. The older woman Sammy lost his virginity to now uses a walker to get around. Most of his hangouts are long gone. It’s dreary, born-to-lose stuff. But Jake is on a mission. Wise beyond his (and his dad’s) years, he doesn’t want his father to miss out the second time around on the good things he blew the first time. And they’ve got a whole weekend together–a journey where Sammy will confront his, dysfunctional childhood and Jake will face a past he never knew he had.  This isn’t your typical father-son story–one is still growing up. The other is his son.  “In the tradition of Tom Perotta, Carillo explores the strength of the family bond, the power of forgiveness, and the hope that comes from embracing second chances. . .truthful, and hilarious.”–Alison Grambs, author of The Smart Girls Guide to Getting Even  “I don’t like funny, touching novels because they make me wish I’d written them myself. I enjoyed Charlie Carillo’s book from beginning to end and now I’m miserable.”–Sherwood Kiraly, author of Diminished Capacity  “A literary romp through the minefields of a totally normal, and totally abnormal, family. . . I actually laughed out loud and kept turning the pages to make absolutely sure that all worked out at the end.”–Cathy Lamb, author of Henry’s Sisters  “Scathingly hilarious and truthful.”–Sally Jenkins

The 7th Victim
The 7th Victim
by Alan Jacobson – Kindle Price: $0.00 – Text-to-Speech: Enabled

Jacobson’s third novel (after False Accusations and The Hunted) has all the ingredients for a best-selling psychological thriller: strong female lead, multifaceted serial killer, compelling plot, and just enough secrets and surprises to keep the adrenaline racing. The hunt is on for the notorious Dead Eyes killer who is preying on young women. Karen Vail is a gritty yet vulnerable FBI profiler with a precarious personal life. As Vail and the task force pursue the serial killer, readers are drawn into the inner sanctum of a profiler while simultaneously privy to the killer’s crazed thoughts. The murders rapidly escalate, and Vail’s personal life is careening out of control, threatening to derail her investigation. When the killer strikes a seventh time, surprising revelations provide a shocking finale. The author’s seven years of study with the FBI’s profiling unit have helped him craft a riveting, authentically detailed thriller that will ensnare readers. Strongly recommended for all popular fiction collections.—Mary Todd Chesnut, Northern Kentucky Univ. Lib., Highland Heights 

Velocity

 by Alan Jacobson – Kindle Price:    $0.00 – Text-to-Speech: Enabled  
Pre-order FREE now and this title will be auto-delivered to your Kindle on October 5, 2010.

Michael Connelly, New York Times bestselling author: “From the first page Velocity is as relentless as a bullet. Karen Vail is my kind of hero and Alan Jacobson is my kind of writer!”  

Supervisory Special Agent Michael Upchurch, Drug Enforcement Administration (ret): “Jacobson captures the complexity of the mission faced by DEA, the threat posed to our country, and the constant danger our agents face battling members of international drug trafficking organizations. As someone who devoted his career to carrying out that mission, I can say first-hand that Velocity hits the target. Jacobson’s acquired a new fan.” 

Ridley Pearson, New York Times bestselling author: “Alan Jacobson writes with a firm hand, a strong voice, and fine eye for detail.”

by Mike Shevdon – 5 out of 5 stars (2 customer reviews) – Kindle Price: $0.00 Text-to-Speech: Enabled 
THERE IS A SECRET WAR GROWING BENEATH THE STREETS OF LONDON.   A dark magic will be unleashed by the Untainted…Unless a new hero can be found. The smarter, faster brother to Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere has arrived. 


Twelve Kindle-Compatible Math and Science Textbooks

Can you imagine a future when high school students can work on their tans, shoot baskets in the driveway, or chill on the sofa while their Kindles read their homework assignments to them?
That future is here, and here are 12 very useful and very free high school math and science textbooks to prove it. With innovative public high school administrators like Clearwater High School’s Keith Mastorides buying Kindles by the thousands for their students, it is just a matter of time before we’ll see textbook publishers jumping through hoops to provide Kindle editions of their texts. But these 12 free math and science ebooks with text-to-speech enabled are a great start, and they are well worth downloading and keeping in your Kindle archives for whenever you or someone younger in your family might need them. They’re pretty good on the Kindle 2 or 3, fine on a Kindle DX, and especially user-friendly on an iPad, Mac, or PC. 
(Once you buy just about any Kindle ebook, it’s a snap to go to your Manage Your Kindle page and send the ebook to other registered devices to which you have downloaded free Kindle apps. See the screenshot above at the right.)

CK-12 Trigonometry