Here are some Free Kindle reads for Sat. 4/22/17
A few Classics at the top.
Aesop's Fables (Xist Classics) Kindle Edition
The Scarlet Plague Kindle Edition
by Aesop (Author)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UCI9MP4? - no longer free
150p 4.5/5 887 rev
Aesop's Fables have been touchstone tales for thousands of years. Stories like "The Tortoise and the Hare," "The Boy who Cried Wolf" and "The Fox and the Grapes" are just as relevant for today's audiences as they ever were.
This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This ebook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you'll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can't wait to hear what you have to say about it.
by Jack London
Jack London was one of the first writers to earn a living in part from his writings in commercial fiction magazines. London became a socialist and his writings reflect this change in his political views. In 2013 a plague has come to Earth. The story is set in 2072 when the earth is depopulated. People die within one hour of getting sick so the laboratories have little chance of discovering a cure. Looting and crime are rampant. Planes fall from the sky when the pilots die. Forty people are left in the San Francisco area. This post-holocaust novel is one of the best ever written. It's prophetic nature along with vivid imagery make it a classic not to be missed.
David Copperfield (Centaur Classics) [The 100 greatest novels of all time - #64] Kindle Edition
by Charles Dickens (Author)
740p 4.4/5 1,105 rev
"David Copperfield" is the story of a young man's adventures on his journey from an unhappy & impoverished childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a successful novelist. Among the gloriously vivid cast of characters he encounters are his tyrannical stepfather, Mr Murdstone; his formidable aunt, Betsey Trotwood; the eternally humble yet treacherous Uriah Heep; frivolous, enchanting Dora; & the magnificently impecunious Micawber, one of literature's great comic creations.
In "David Copperfield"—the novel he described as his "favorite child"—Dickens drew revealingly on his own experiences to create one of his most exuberant & enduringly popular works, filled with tragedy & comedy in equal measure.
The Science of Getting Rich Kindle Edition
by Wallace D. Wattles (Author)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MRH3EZQ? - no longer free
70p 4.5/5 954 rev
"A man's way of doing things is the direct result of the way he thinks about things."
- Wallace D. Wattles.
First published in 1910, The Science of Getting Rich has never been out of print. In his classic study, American New Thought pioneer Wallace Wattles outlines a simple formula for self-actualization, following his profound belief that Whatever may be said in praise of poverty, the fact remains that it is not possible to live a really complete or successful life unless one is rich.
This new digital edition of The Science of Getting Rich includes a table of contents and an image gallery.
Imhotep Kindle Edition
by Jerry Dubs (Author)
- no longer free
446p 4.3/5 1,021 rev
"Imhotep" is the first book in a four-novel series about the ancient Egyptian architect.
Stumbling in the dark of an unfinished tomb beneath the sands of Saqqara, American tourist Tim Hope unknowingly passes through a time portal that leads to ancient Egypt — a time before the Sphinx, before the great pyramids of Giza, and long before the loss of his beloved Addy.
When he discovers that two other Americans preceded him through the time portal, Tim immerses himself in the ancient world to search for them. As he becomes more comfortable with the simpler, more immediate land, he finds himself irresistibly attracted to the delicate Meryt, a wbt-priestess for the god Re.
Shelter Kindle Edition
by Robin Merrill (Author)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B011Q6LJQK? - no longer free
194p 4.3/5 394 rev
She begged God to rescue her. He said, "Go." So she headed out into the blizzard. In a car that wasn't exactly hers, with a dog who wasn't exactly a rat terrier, she drove. Until she ran out of gas in the small Maine town of Mattawooptock. Mattawoopwhat? What on earth is God thinking? But it is there, in a weird little bathroom in a weird little church in a weird little town that Maggie Hansen finds herself. And as God would have it, she finds a lot more than that.
No Good Deed: A Psychological Thriller (The Mark Taylor Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
by M.P. McDonald (Author)
327p 4.4/5 1,268 rev
Seeing the future comes at a price. What price would you be willing to pay to save thousands of lives?
Mark Taylor knows his actions scream guilty--but he was only trying to stop the horrible terrorist attack. Instead of a thank you, the government labels him an enemy combatant and throws him in the brig with no rights, no trial, and no way to prove his innocence. He learns first hand that the CIA can do anything they want to him--anything at all.
Mark's just a regular guy--a photographer--who finds himself in an extraordinary situation when an antique camera he buys at a dusty Afghanistan bazaar produces photographs of future tragedies. Tragedies he's driven to prevent.
His frantic warnings about September 11th are ignored but put him in the government cross-hairs where he learns what being labeled an 'enemy combatant' really means...
The Dirty Parts of the Bible -- A Novel Kindle Edition
by Sam Torode (Author)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003K15MO0? - no longer free
280p 4.3/5 1,863 rev
Semifinalist for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award
The Dirty Parts of the Bible is a humorous adventure across America during the Great Depression--a rollicking tale of love and liquor, preachers and prostitutes, trains and treasure, sure to appeal to fans of O Brother Where Art Thou?, Mark Twain, Willie Nelson, and Johnny Cash.
Publishers Weekly says:
"While the title suggests a raunchy read, this rich and soulful novel is actually a rather well-done bildungsroman [coming-of-age story] steeped in wanderlust and whimsy that at times recalls The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and at others a tamer On the Road. The story begins in 1936 as 19-year-old Tobias is thumbing his way from Remus, Mich., to his uncle's farm in Glen Rose, Tex., to find a hidden bag of money, after his father, a Baptist pastor, drunkenly slams his car into the church and is removed from the parsonage. The author does an excellent job in making well-charted territory (riding the rails; scavenged campfire meals under the stars) seem vibrant and new. Snippets of scripture, Southern spirituals, and folk ballads lend context and flavor to the text. Most impressive are the jangly dialogue and the characters' distinctive voices, which are authentic and earthy but not remotely hoary. When Tobias finally arrives at his uncle's, the surprises that await him are more than enough to keep his--and readers'--interests piqued." (Review from the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award)
Rise Of The Six (The Preston Six Book 1) Kindle Edition
by Matt Ryan (Author)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00T0HCQVU? - no longer free
370p 4.3/5 359 rev
Joey Foust has no idea he's a wanted man and his parents aim to keep it that way. They raised him as a normal boy in a small American town, hoping he and his friends don't discover what lies beyond. And for eighteen years, they succeed.
Joey and his friends, the Preston Six, were all born on the same day, but soon come to find they have much more in common than a simple birthdate. Details of their past are suspicious, and they are determined to figure out what their parents are hiding.
What they find pushes the boundaries of their beliefs. Now, they're forced to leave behind everything to face an unknown adversary who's been hunting for them since the day they were born.
They must rise as one, or fall to enemy hands
Meta (The Meta Superhero Novel Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
by Tom Reynolds (Author)
- no longer free
222p 4.2/5 534 rev
It's been ten years since Connor Connolly lost his parents in 'The Battle'; a fight between The Governor and Jones, two of the world's strongest metas. Before 'The Battle' the world had been full of metas, super-powered humans whose amazing abilities came from mysterious wristbands. Since that day one has never been seen again.
Now 16 years old, Connor lives in Bay View City with his older brother Derrick, a meta-obsessed blogger, where he's just trying to keep his head down long enough to survive high school. All of that changes the night he attempts to save a girl's life and wakes up to find the first new pair of metabands anyone has seen wrapped around his wrists.
Connor soon finds an unlikely ally in Midnight, a masked vigilante who helps him learn how to harness his new abilities, while also trying to balance his summer job at the lake. As a meta, Connor becomes known as Omni, potentially the most powerful meta the world has ever seen, but it isn't long before he finds out he's no longer alone...
Origin (The Konrath/Kilborn Collective) Kindle Edition
by J.A. Konrath (Author), Jack Kilborn (Author)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00264FT0Y? - no longer free
334p 4.2/5 1,020 rev
Thriller writer J.A. Konrath, author of the Lt. Jack Daniels series, digs into the vaults and unearths a technohorror tale from the depths of hell...
1906 - Something is discovered by workers digging the Panama Canal. Something dormant. Sinister. Very much alive.
2009 - Project Samhain. A secret underground government installation begun 103 years ago in New Mexico. The best minds in the world have been recruited to study the most amazing discovery in the history of mankind. But the century of peaceful research is about to end.
BECAUSE IT JUST WOKE UP.
When linguist Andrew Dennison is yanked from his bed by the Secret Service and taken to a top secret facility in the desert , he has no idea he's been brought there to translate the words of an ancient demon.
He joins pretty but cold veterinarian Sun Jones, eccentric molecular biologist Dr. Frank Belgium, and a hodge-podge of religious, military, and science personnel to try and figure out if the creature is, indeed, Satan.
But things quickly go bad, and very soon Andy isn't just fighting for his life, but the lives of everyone on earth...
The Enigma Strain (Harvey Bennett Thrillers Book 1) Kindle Edition
by Nick Thacker (Author)
- no longer free
368p 4.4/5 1,092 rev
A Fatal Disaster…
A Ticking Clock…
You Can't Do It Alone…
The poster child of quaint beauty and solitude, Yellowstone National Park was the last place Park Ranger Harvey Bennett would leave. Scarred from a past he can't seem to shake, Ben is more than content to spend his days in the forests of the beautiful national monument away from a busy life, away from people.
But when a noxious chemical agent, a virus, is blasted into the air of Yellowstone Park with enough impact to kill, Ben is forced to face the realization that his reclusive existence is about to come to a screeching halt. With the shocking revelation that the single event may only be the beginning and time ticking away before the danger becomes even more real for thousands of people, Ben has no choice but to set aside his personal discomfort and team up with CDC official, Juliette Richardson to contain the disturbance before disaster strikes again. The real question though is simple… Is the virus an isolated event? Or is it part of something much more sinister?
Can Harvey Bennett overcome his inner demons and discover the truth of what lies under the world's largest active volcano? Or will America fall to the hands of a terrorist organization?
The Enigma Strain is a fast-paced Sci-Fi-Thriller that will have you clinging to the edge of your seat. If you like James Rollins, Dan Brown, Clive Cussler then you will love the whole Harvey Bennett Series.
Storm Clouds Rolling In (#1 in the Bregdan Chronicles Historical Fiction Romance Series) Kindle Edition
Strangeville Kindle Edition
by Ginny Dye (Author)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XNPZGY1? - no longer free
415p 4.4/5 3,068 rev
Storm Clouds Rolling In is the first book in the Bregdan Chronicles historical fiction series. As of today, there are 10 books in the series. It's readers like you who have turned the series into a world-wide best-seller. Thank you!
Book Description: Carrie Cromwell comes of age as the dark clouds of the Civil War swallow the country. Born with a fiery spirit and a strong mind, she finds herself struggling between the common wisdom of the South and the truth she has discovered.
The activities of the Underground Railroad and her close friendships with the Cromwell Plantation slaves create difficult choices. But when her decisions put her at odds with her heritage, and challenge her dreams, will she be able to give up all that is precious to her?
by Kenneth Tingle (Author), Candace Sinclair (Editor)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B45520S? - no longer free
258p 3.9 533 rev
Includes all 3 parts of Strangeville in one e-book!
Need a good laugh? Strangeville is a different kind of story that draws the reader in and keeps them wondering what will happen next. The story is a dark comedy about a suicidal young man named John Campbell who, after a failed suicide attempt, heads to Virginia to visit an aunt he hasn't seen in ten years. But his rental car runs out of gas deep in the mountains. When he decides to walk in the middle of the night, he winds up in a town that is isolated from the rest of the world—Strangeville. Unable to leave, he meets an assortment of loveable oddball characters—the beautiful Delilah, Klemm Johnson, Clarissa Puddworthy, Biff Flannigan, Jeboriah Varmint, Cleetus McChoparooski, and others.
So if you want a different kind of reading experience, and you're tired of the same old cookie-cutter writing, check out Strangeville . Readers love it!
The Card Counter Kindle Edition
by James Kipling (Author)
- no longer free
151p 4.1/5 349 rev
Jake Walker has pressures coming at him from all sides. A long-time homicide detective for the city, he's also a divorced father of three kids. With the kind of work he does, family life often takes a back seat. This is certainly the case when the bodies of the most outstanding players on the State University football team start being discovered brutally murdered.
Why would anyone want to murder these guys? Detective Walker has to put family and everything else aside to solve these crimes before anybody else falls victim to this vicious killer who the press is now calling "The Card Counter".
My Grape Village: (The Grape Series #4) Kindle Edition
by Laura Bradbury (Author)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O6E7T82? - no longer free
352p 4.7/5 217 rev
Five years after "My Grape Escape," Laura and Franck are back in Burgundy to tackle their newest project, a derelict 16th century winemaker's cottage located behind Franck's family home. Not only is this a daunting rebuild from the ground up, Laura and Franck now have two preschoolers adjusting to the foreign customs of a French school.
Navigating the different rules for raising children and managing a family in a small French village prove every bit as challenging for Laura as learning to drive a stick shift through narrow streets, or arguing with the Architect of French Monuments over permissible paint colors (spoiler alert: any color as long as it's gray). Come along on this evocative and honest journey where love, coupled with good French food and local wine, pave the way to la belle vie.
Strong Convictions: An Emmett Strong Western (Emmett Strong Westerns Book 1) Kindle Edition
Debt of Fear (Logan Falcone Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
by GP Hutchinson (Author)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TPZMQM6? - no longer free
307p 4.5/5 226 rev
Crossing ethnic barriers cost Emmett Strong the life of his young wife, Gabriela. When she was shoved into the path of his bullet during a dispute over their love, it was enough to make him think twice before drawing his pistol ever again.
Now, he must overcome that hesitation when outlaw Charlie Blaylock shoots Strong's brother dead right in front of him. Strong, now a Texas Ranger, joins up with Gabriela's brother, Juanito, and the Englishman Granville Sikes to catch the killer and bring him to justice. It's a ride that gives them more than they bargained for when they learn that Blaylock is hiding out with wealthy and powerful kin.
But justice isn't the only thing Strong is after. He finds love again with Li Xu, a Chinese immigrant's daughter kidnapped by a band of desperados. That's double jeopardy for those who stand in Strong's path, but he must think fast if he plans to both save the girl and avenge his brother.
Enjoy the action in Strong Convictions, a fun and entertaining Western by author GP Hutchinson. It's a wild ride through the West with a multiethnic cast and a surprising twist ending.
by Michael Reid Jr (Author)
- no longer free
238p 4.3/5 124 rev
Logan Falcone had finally stopped reliving the events in Iraq when a phone call from Samantha forced him to leave his detached reality. A terrorist attack in Paris hinted at American involvement and she feared a cover-up. A second attack, this time in Chicago, starts to open a deceitful door into a terrorist cell. Logan uses his old connections, a group of recon marines, and as much assistance as Samantha can give without compromising her job with the FBI. Leads fall through their fingers and it appears there's a leak in the government. In the end, it comes down to Logan's intuitive training and ability to read people. Will Logan be able to tap into who he used to be? Or will his fears of another loss dictate his actions, causing even more attacks and American deaths?
Good Night Little Turtle Kindle Edition
by David Cunliffe (Author), Tiffany Cunliffe (Illustrator)
- no longer free
28p 4.6/5 178 rev
It's time for bed. But first, our little turtle needs to say goodnight to his animal friends. We follow him on a short adventure as he says goodnight, one-by-one, to his friend the sheep, bird, frog, dog, rabbit and lion. He brushes his teeth, gets a bedtime story of his own and drifts off to sleep.
This rhyming story, with lovable, brightly-colored animal friends, is sure to catch the attention of even the most wiggly children - and their parents.
If you enjoy this book, and would like to see more works by this author, please show your support by purchasing the physical print version from Amazon. Thank you!
Note: The Kindle version of this book has been slightly cropped to accommodate the Kindle format. The print version contains the original artwork as it was intended to be viewed.
Got Thrills? A genre-spanning anthology including 4 full-length novels + 14 short stories + Bonus Material (A McCray Collection) Kindle Edition
Bringing the Thunder: The Missions of a World War II B-29 Pilot in the Pacific Kindle Edition
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0093DFLN6? - no longer free
594p 3.9 103 rev
Feeling thrill-deficient? Then get your RDA allowance of excitement with Got Thrills? Theperfect boxed set for anyone who enjoys mystery, action adventure and, of course, thrillers.
The boxed set is comprised of over 120,000 words of some of Carolyn's bestselling works:
All Hallow's Eve: A serial killers favorite night
Rook: Let's stop the apocalypse, people!
And two short stories:
Dark Lullaby: A Harbinger Mystery Short Story
The Rush: A MoonRush prequel featuring Mia
Along with a bonus short story...
Supper - we strongly recommend you don't eat before reading this one!
by Gordon Robertson (Author)
- no longer free
234p 4.5/5 201 rev
By March 1945, when Ben Robertson took to the skies above Japan in his B-29 Superfortress, the end of World War II in the Pacific seemed imminent.
But although American forces were closing in on its home islands, Japan refused to surrender, and American B-29s were tasked with hammering Japan to its knees with devastating bomb runs.
That meant flying low-altitude, night-time incendiary raids under threat of flak, enemy fighters, mechanical malfunction, and fatigue.
It may have been the beginning of the end, but just how soon the end would come – and whether Robertson and his crew would make it home – was far from certain.
Bad Games - A Dark Psychological Thriller (Bad Games Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
by Jeff Menapace (Author)
- no longer free
339p 4.2/5 969 rev
The Lambert Family is heading to Crescent Lake, a rural cabin community in western Pennsylvania, for an idyllic weekend getaway. Some fishing, some barbecue, some games...
The Fannelli brothers are heading to Crescent Lake too. Some stalking, some kidnapping, some murder, definitely some games...though not necessarily the type of games the Lamberts had in mind.
But it doesn't matter. The Lamberts are going to play whether they like it or not.
A terrifying psychological thriller, Bad Games will keep you up all night as it delves into the mystery of nature versus nurture when comprehending the evil in man, along with the will and determination an innocent family must summon in order to fight back against horrific odds.
RIFT (The Rift Saga Book 1) Kindle Edition
by Andreas Christensen (Author)
259p 4.3/5 380 rev
The RIFT Saga begins here.
In the ruins of what was once North America lays the Covenant, a nation forged by the iron will of the Moon people, who descended from their dusty refuge on the Moon after the Fall. The Moon people are wealthy, ruled by a strong government who protects its citizens from the dangers from outside their borders. Their greatest achievement is having learned the secret of immortality, and every citizen has the opportunity to live nearly forever if they choose to, a life of riches and abundance.
The English are the descendants of the original inhabitants of this place, and they live very different lives from that of the Moon people. They only live to serve the greater good, and citizenship is something few have the opportunity to earn. At the age of fifty all non-citizens are subjected to mandatory euthanasia. In order to maintain a sustainable society, they are told.
Firebolt (The Dragonian Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
by Adrienne Woods (Author)
394p 4.2/5 267 rev
Dragons. Right. Teenage girls don't believe in fairy tales, and sixteen-year old Elena Watkins was no different.
Until the night a fairy tale killed her father.
Now Elena's in a new world, and a new school. The cutest guy around may be an evil dragon, a Prince wants Elena's heart, and a long dead sorcerer may be waking up to kill her. Oh. And the only way Elena's going to graduate is on the back of a dragon of her own.
Teenage girls don't believe in fairy tales. Now it's time for Elena to believe – in herself.
Out of Time Series Box Set (Books 1-3) (Out Of Time Box Set) Kindle Edition
by Monique Martin (Author)
701p 4.4/5 134 rev
Out of Time: A Time Travel Mystery (Book #1)
Mystery, romance and adventure...
Professor Simon Cross has spent his life searching for evidence of vampires and avoiding emotional entanglements. When a mysterious accident transports Simon and his assistant, Elizabeth West, back in time, Simon finally finds both the proof that he's been looking for, and the romance that he hasn't.
Simon and Elizabeth's developing relationship is tested by demons real and imagined. In 1920s Manhattan, there are more than mobsters vying for power in the city's speakeasies. When the local kingpin with a dark secret sets his sights on Elizabeth, day to day struggles become a fight for their very lives.
When the Walls Fell (Book #2)
Professor Simon Cross and his assistant Elizabeth West have returned from their accidental journey into the past and are adjusting to their new life together as a couple. But an unwanted visit from the Council for Temporal Studies could change everything.
A murder in the past is changing the future, and if the killing isn't stopped, Simon Cross might never be born.
When they arrive in 1906 San Francisco, Elizabeth and Simon have no idea who wants Victor Graham dead or how it will happen. With the earthquake that leveled most of the city just days away, the race to save Graham thrusts them into a complex mystery of jealousy and revenge where murder might be the least of their worries.
Fragments (Book #3)
Simon & Elizabeth are back in book #3 of the Out of Time Series! Professor Simon Cross and his assistant, Elizabeth West, thought their time traveling days were over. That's before they stumble across a World War II photograph -- with missing time traveler, Evan Eldridge, injured and in desperate need of help.
They find Evan in 1942 London, ill and not quite sure what's happened. He remembers only one thing with crystal clarity -- the whereabouts of an artifact Hitler believes can win the war. That's information every Nazi spy in the country would kill to know.
As if saving Evan and surviving war-torn England weren't enough, the outcome of the war hinges on Simon and Elizabeth finding Evan's artifact before the Nazis do. But time is running out: for them, for London, for the world.
This book is pretty good
The Purge of Babylon: A Novel of Survival (Purge of Babylon, Book 1) Kindle Edition
by Sam Sisavath (Author)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product...s_rw_dp_sw - no longer free
496p 4.5/5 1,466 rev
ONE NIGHT. THAT WAS ALL IT TOOK.
Creatures that once lived in the shadows, hidden from humankind, have risen, spreading like a plague across the globe over the course of a single night. Their numbers growing exponentially through infection, these seemingly unkillable creatures have swallowed up whole cities and collapsed unprepared governments.
Survivors call it The Purge.
Against all odds, a disparate group of survivors has emerged from that blood-soaked night that devastated the planet and reduced humanity to an endangered species. Among the survivors are two ex-Army Rangers, a businesswoman, and a third-year medical student. But surviving The Purge was one thing - staying alive is another matter entirely.
Hope exists in the countryside, in the form of a self-sustaining underground facility designed to withstand any calamity. But in order to reach its safety, the survivors must travel hundreds of treacherous miles, with the night - and the creatures that dwell within it - always at their backs.
The rules are simple: stay out of the dark, load up on silver bullets, and whatever you do, STAY ALIVE.
The road to salvation has begun ...
The Patriot Paradox (The Reluctant Hero Book 1) Kindle Edition
by William Esmont (Author)
270p 4.1/5 138 rev
Ex-CIA analyst Kurt Vetter is no stranger to tragedy and loss. Swearing off any connections to a life he once lead, he retreats to South America--on a self-imposed exile. But when he receives a mysterious package of encrypted files from his dead brother, he's drawn back into a dangerous world of treason and espionage--a world he swore he'd left behind for good.
It's up to Kurt to uncover the message that his brother was desperate to convey--a message that could be the difference between life and death. When the files lead him across the world, he encounters Amanda Carter, an enigmatic woman linked directly to his brother, who just might have the information he needs to decipher what's hidden inside the files. Together, they uncover a plot far bigger than anything he ever anticipated--a rogue CIA mission to detonate a nuclear bomb.
But with time running out and his brother's assassins closing in, Amanda and Kurt must face this alone. With millions of innocent lives at stake, they race against the clock to stop the attack. If they fail, the results could be explosive.