Enjoy These 12 Brand New Kindle Freebies! Download Now While Still Free: Cheryl Kaye Tardif’s Whale Song, Gennita Low’s Hunter, Jill Carroll’s Quail Fried Rice, Jennifer Minar-Jaynes’ Never Smile at Strangers, J.D. Currie’s Judgment Tramp, David Brown’s The Bet, Chris Lang’s Plenzes, Terry Murphy’s Weekend in Weighton, D. Byron Patterson’s Little Tiger and the Year of the Dragon, Anita Felicelli’s Sparks Off You, Ernest Hartmann’s Boundaries: A New Way to Look at the World and Kate Campbell’s Adrift in the Sound

With hundreds of new books turning up free each day now in the Kindle Store, it can be tough to hone in on books that you will actually want to read. And almost of the new free books will be free for just a day or two at a time, so we are working hard to make sure that you do not miss the ones you want!

Here are a few books that have just gone free by authors who have already proven to be  favorites with Kindle Nation readers. Please grab them now if they looks interesting to you, because they probably won’t stay free for long!

Important Note: This post is dated Thursday, August 30, 2012, and the titles mentioned here may remain free only until midnight PST tonight.

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Whale Song: School Edition

by Cheryl Kaye Tardif

4.7 stars – 102 Reviews
Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled
Here’s the set-up:
Originally published in Canada in 2003 (but never distributed in the U.S.), this moving story features Sarah Richardson, whose family moves from the Montana countryside to Vancouver Island just as she’s about to enter sixth grade. Sarah soon finds that island life suits her perfectly–thanks, especially, to her new best friend, Goldie, whose Native American heritage Sarah finds fascinating, especially the wisdom passed to the girls from Goldie’s grandmother, Nana. Sarah is also intrigued to learn that her marine-biologist father shares a passion with her new Indian friends: killer whales, which the natives revere and her father studies. Life isn’t all native spirituality, however, as Sarah must confront a family tragedy that will change her life forever. Though overly melodramatic in places, Tardif’s story has that perennially crowd-pleasing combination of sweet and sad that so often propels popular commercial fiction, especially coming-of-age stories. Tardif, already a big hit in Canada, may soon be a name to reckon with south of the border. Mary Frances Wilkens

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Hunter (Crossfire series)

by Gennita Low

4.6 stars – 21 Reviews
Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled
Here’s the set-up:

From the talented pen of Gennita Low comes the second installment in her exciting Navy SEALS trilogy.

Hawk McMillan, SEAL commander, is on a lone mission. To get close to Dragan Dilaver, a Kosovo kingpin involved in drugs and arms–trafficking, Hawk helped him escape from Asia and return to his former country of Yugoslavia. Now Hawk has to discover where certain weapons have been dropped for Dilaver over the diverse regions of Montenegro, Macedonia and Albania –– not an easy task for someone unfamiliar with the territory. In order for the operation to succeed, he needs a tracker and the only available person is CIA contact agent Amber Hutchens.

Beautiful and smart, Amber has made a life for herself in Velesta, Macedonia and she is more than capable of assisting Hawk in finding the cache of hidden weapons. Despite the danger of exposure and torture, they risk everything in their mission to strike down Dilaver and his ruthless gang –– even their love.

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Quail Fried Rice

by Jill Carroll

4.5 stars – 19 Reviews
Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled
Here’s the set-up:
Quail Fried Rice is a romance novel written in a somewhat literary style outside the usual “romance” formula. The story follows Tori Reed and Elena Rios–talented, smart and beautiful women–as they transition their lives away from big cities to the pace and culture of a small town in West Texas. Readers join their journey as they create new lives for themselves in the midst of grief, loss, significant change, and the pressures of societal expectation. The result is an artful narrative of discovery set within the sparse beauty of the desert landscape.

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Never Smile at Strangers

by Jennifer Minar-Jaynes

4.6 stars – 192 Reviews
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– Mystery, Thriller and Suspense
– Mystery and Thrillers
– Suspense Thrillers and Mysteries
– Thrillers
– Suspense

WHEN TEENAGE GIRLS VANISH in what was once considered a safe, Louisiana bayou town, the lives of four desperate young locals take unexpected turns, begging the question: Do you every truly know those closest to you?

When nineteen-year-old Tiffany Perron vanishes from rural Grand Trespass, Louisiana, best friend HALEY LANDRY’s relationship with her boyfriend becomes increasingly strained. To make matters worse, her impressionable younger sister BECKY has begun idolizing an impetuous, seductive 15 year old who’s encouraging her to do dangerous things.

Meanwhile, ERICA DUVALL, a reclusive 19-year-old aspiring writer, befriends Haley. Ten years earlier, Erica’s mother abandoned her, leaving her with the womanizing used car salesman father she loathes. She’s decided to write a novel based on Tiffany’s disappearance; a novel that she hopes will lead to a reunion with her estranged novelist mother.

RACHEL ANDERSON, a 36-year-old mother of two, is having trouble coming to terms with her husband, TOM’s, affair with the missing girl—a relationship that supposedly ended shortly before Tiffany’s disappearance. What’s more, she comes to the blood curdling realization that someone is watching her through the large back windows of her house.

A DISTURBED MAN also lives in the area. Ever since his mother’s murder four years earlier, he’s been raising his insolent teenage sister, ALLIE, who sleeps with truck drivers for money. He considers women to be dangerous—and his world revolves around his fear and hatred for them. He’s terrified of his sister, knowing she’s intent on pushing him over the edge.

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4.6 stars – 14 Reviews
Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled
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Ex-Army helicopter pilot Eb McLean is struggling to deal with his emotional scars and return to civilian life, but a sudden explosion and vicious murder throw him back into another kind of war. Now his sister Maggie’s car is burning in front of their restaurant and hardened FBI agent Nick Kavadas wants to nail Eb for the crime. Eb finds himself in a race against time to find the real killer and peel back the layers of deceit and lies which threaten to destroy everything he holds dear. But whom can he trust? ATF Special Agent Danielle Ricci, who may be harboring a secret of her own? The sexy, but deadly, Imme Amoud? Or could his involvement with her be a fatal attraction? In the frantic hunt for the killer Eb is forced to confront his own tortured past.

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The Bet

by David Brown

5.0 stars – 9 Reviews
Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled
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Richard Kepperman was on top of his game until blowing the whistle on his high powered Atlanta accounting firm. Black balled from the financial arena, on the verge of bankruptcy, he returns to his roots in coastal Georgia to be near his aging grandfather, Clayton. Frustrated and underemployed, he is an easy mark when approached by a stranger who offers to bet ten million dollars that he can capture Richard within a span of thirty days. In return, Richard will be required to risk all that he holds dear.
Given a twenty four hour head start, Richard embarks on an odyssey that will forever change the way he views love, life, friendship and the power of money. On the run, he encounters forces that threaten to do irreparable damage to his sanity and rip his family to shreds. Fighting to stay alive, Richard uncovers the startling truth about the deaths of his parents and learns that the real power behind the stranger is a man who harbors a sixty year old grudge against Clayton and is willing to commit unspeakable atrocities to satisfy his desire for revenge.

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by Chris Lang

4.9 stars – 11 Reviews
Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled
Here’s the set-up:

In a race to be the first to deliver augmented reality eye wear, a software programmer with the ultimate solution begins to fold under the pressure.

Augmented reality contact lenses, dubbed Plenzes, slowly begin to take shape over years of development. The inventor Stuart Pauls, slowly begins to succumb to the paranoia of the race, to be the first to market.

Three years go by and Stuart and his wife Kimi become less and less a part of this world and more and more a part of the augmented world of the Plenzes. This is their story…

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Weekend in Weighton

by Terry Murphy

4.9 stars – 7 Reviews
Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled
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First-time private investigator Eddie Greene is having a bad weekend. It’s about to get worse …

When he finds the slab-cold body of his first client, he knows something’s up – he only spoke to her fifteen minutes earlier.

Free-wheeling, swash-buckling, trash-talking Eddie is not just out of place in a humdrum northern town. He’s out of his depth on his first case, out of funds from a now deceased client and out of favour with Weighton’s big society.

As Friday night slides into Saturday morning, each twist in the case turns a bad situation worse; the police want him for murder, the local crime boss wants him dead, the mayor wants him out of town and his girlfriend wants him out of her life.

Increasingly desperate, Eddie takes on all-comers in a barnstorming bid to crack the case and clear his name. And somewhere between all the froth and fury, his affections are reclaimed by the girl who got away – but will she abide ‘til Monday?

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5.0 stars – 5 Reviews
Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled
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An Ancient Prophecy. A Secret Destiny. An Incredible Epic Fantasy Adventure.

On the first day of the Year of the Dragon, Master Ming Wu, a Chinese dragon disguised as a mysterious elderly gardener, makes orphan Little Tiger his son and only heir, secretly putting the fate of the world into the boy’s hands. Suddenly finding his life in terrible danger, Little Tiger must flee China for the safety of Tarpon Springs, Florida, where his magical destiny is waiting for him.

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Sparks Off You

by Anita Felicelli

4.6 stars – 5 Reviews
Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled
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Motherless and estranged from her father and sister, Julie Randeria is effectively orphaned in a chaotic world of sex, drugs, and dissolving identities. She discovers that her assimilation into the world of Silicon Valley’s teenagers only works when she lets go of her personality. But where does personality end and madness begin? When the mythology that barely holds her family together unravels, Julie is driven to the edge of unreality.

“Sparks Off You” presents a beautiful, outsider voice rarely if ever heard in contemporary American fiction, giving readers a portal into the consciousness and experiences of ordinary people struggling with what it means to be perceived as “normal” today, the consequences of cultural alienation, and the limits of empathy. Is society too quick to convert the narrative of a person’s life to a diagnosis?

Lyrical and provocative, “Sparks Off You” is a coming of age novel that follows an Indian-American girl trying to find herself as an artist in the Bay Area at the dawn of the tech boom.

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5.0 stars – 1 Reviews
Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled
Here’s the set-up:
Twenty years ago, noted psychiatrist and dream researcher, Ernest
Hartmann, developed the concept of ‘boundaries’ as a dimension of
personality. With his new book, Boundaries: A New Way to Look at the World, Hartmann extends the boundaries concept beyond the individual and into the world at large.

  • How do boundaries affect our dreams, and is there a biological connection?
  • How do boundaries play out in relationships at work, at home or in love?
  • What happens to boundaries when countries or individuals are threatened?
  • Can boundaries help us understand terrorism, world peace or international relations?
  • What about art, science, philosophy and religion – can boundaries affect them as well?
addresses each topic in accessible language, one chapter at a time, in a
book that broadens our understanding of the outside world while
deepening our understanding of ourselves. 213 pages. Index, references.

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Adrift in the Sound

by Kate Campbell

Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled
Here’s the set-up:

Seattle street artist Lizette Karlson tries to pull herself together in 1973 and turns to the Franklin Street Dogs for help. This low-life softball team is a horrifying choice for a fragile spirit like Lizette, who’s only trying to stay warm and make through another rainy night. The Dogs don’t realize that while she’s beautiful, talented, and a bit off-kilter—she’s also cunning and very dangerous.Lizette wants to hook up with top-Dog Rocket. But, he’s fixed on next-door neighbor Sandy Shore, a snake dancer who strips for soldiers coming home at the end of the Vietnam War. Everybody sleeps with everybody—whatever gets you through the night. It’s a sexual free-for-all until Sandy turns up pregnant and the scene goes haywire.

After witnessing a murder and getting kicked out by the Dogs, Lizette is on the run again, crisscrossing Puget Sound. She hides on Orcas Island and paints in a secluded cabin owned by her childhood friend Marian, a gifted midwife, who recently inherited her family’s ranch. On the island, Lizette works with Lummi tribal leaders Poland and Abaya, who stick to their cultural values, guard their family secrets and offer her unconditional love. Along the way, Lizette sorts out crippling secrets in her own past, unwittingly makes a splash in the New York art world—and finds the only thing that really matters.

If you’ve lived through the free-love 60s, if you’ve ever wondered what happened the day after the music died, ADRIFT IN THE SOUND picks up the beat and offers unforgettable insights into a turbulent time in American history. It’s a story about fighting the tides, surviving the storm, and swimming for shore.

Top finalist for the 2011 Mercer Street Books Literary Prize, readers are calling ADRIFT IN THE SOUND an important exploration of the human spirit in a radically changing world. In both lyrical prose and gritty street language, Kate Campbell rocks our understanding of contemporary history and challenges our fiercely held beliefs. She reshapes old myths and creates new folktales to intrigue and delight.

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One Response to Enjoy These 12 Brand New Kindle Freebies! Download Now While Still Free: Cheryl Kaye Tardif’s Whale Song, Gennita Low’s Hunter, Jill Carroll’s Quail Fried Rice, Jennifer Minar-Jaynes’ Never Smile at Strangers, J.D. Currie’s Judgment Tramp, David Brown’s The Bet, Chris Lang’s Plenzes, Terry Murphy’s Weekend in Weighton, D. Byron Patterson’s Little Tiger and the Year of the Dragon, Anita Felicelli’s Sparks Off You, Ernest Hartmann’s Boundaries: A New Way to Look at the World and Kate Campbell’s Adrift in the Sound

  1. Cherie Simmers August 30, 2012 at 6:49 pm #

    Who wouldnt want free books?