10 Free Kindle Books and Kindle Sales – May 1st

It’s time for another weekly roundup of 10 free highly-rated Kindle ebooks. I’ve sifted through the gazillion free romance titles to find a few non-romance titles for a change (about half of all free Kindle books have a guy on the cover with his shirt off or a couple making out).

Amazon is also continuing to run a sale on Kindles this week for Mother’s Day, taking $20 off the price of Kindles and $50 off the Fire HD 10. They also added the entry-level Fire tablet to the sale lineup today. It’s marked down to $39 for the 8GB model and $59 for 16GB.

Please note that the free Kindle ebooks listed below are free as of May 1st, 2016. Most of these titles are free for a limited time only and will expire in a few days before going back to the regular list price.

A good place to find more free Kindle books is on the free bestsellers list at Amazon.

You don’t need to own a Kindle ebook reader or a Fire tablet to read these free ebooks; you can use a free Kindle reading app for iPad, iPhone, Blackberry, and Android devices, or use a computer or web browser.

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Kindle Deals Links

Fire Tablet – $39 ($10 off)

Kindle Paperwhite 3 – $99 ($20 off)

Kindle Touch – $59 ($20 off)

Kids Kindle Bundle – $79 ($20 off)

Kindle Voyage Refurbs – $152

Fire HD 6 – $69 ($30 off)

Fire HD 10 – $179 ($50 off)

Kids Fire Bundle – $79 ($20 off)

Samsung Galaxy Tab A – $129 ($20 off)

Kindle Daily Deals

50 Kindle Books for $2 Each

99 Romances for $.99

10 Free Kindle eBooks

Chained Guilt (Hidden Guilt Book 1) by Terry Keys

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, 4.7 stars, 27 reviews

Detective David Porter was living the good life. A fifteen-year veteran of the Houston Police Department, Porter was one of the best serial killer detectives in the country, his talents known worldwide. The recently promoted officer couldn’t ask for much more. He was husband to one of the hottest women on the planet, former-model-turned-news-anchor Miranda Porter. He also had two beautiful daughters. Yes, life was good . . . or so it seemed. A cunning serial killer was on the prowl, brutally killing every child he could get his hands on. Porter was hot on his trail, but the killer was an expert – no mistakes. A late night of work, a storm and a car accident would lead David head first into another case – a kidnapping – and this time it was personal…

Embers of Love (Striking a Match Book #1) by Tracie Peterson

Christian, Historical, 4.4 stars, 94 reviews

The logging industry in eastern Texas is booming, and Deborah Vandermark plans to assist her family’s business now that she’s completed college. Unexpectedly, her best friend, Lizzie Decker, accompanies her back home–fleeing a wedding and groom she has no interest in. Deborah, the determined matchmaker, puts her sights on uniting her brother and dear friend in a true love match. Deborah soon meets Dr. Christopher Clayton, a much-needed addition to the town. As their lives intersect, Deborah realizes that she has a much greater interest in medicine and science than the bookkeeping she was trained in. But when typhoid begins to spread and Lizzie’s jilted fiance returns, Deborah wonders if true love can overcome such obstacles…for those dearest to her, and for herself.

The Taste of Fear by Jeremy Bates

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, 4.3 stars, 629 reviews

American movie star Scarlett Cox and her husband, hotel tycoon Salvador Brazza, head to Africa to get away and resuscitate their ailing marriage. When robbed of their money and passports, they seek help from the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam on the very day Al Qaeda chooses to bomb it. In an eyeblink they are taken hostage and whisked across the border deep into the Congo, one of the last truly wild places left on earth. Battling terrorists, deadly wildlife, and cannibalistic rebels, Scarlett and Sal must find a way to survive in a violent, primeval world. And the only person who may be able to save them is the assassin sent to kill them….

Beyond Repair by Susie Tate

Literature & Fiction, 4.5 stars, 23 reviews

Everybody loves Katie; with her bubbly personality, her beauty, her never-ending supply of care and support for her patients and friends, and her huge sense of fun, there’s very little to dislike. Yes, she’s a bit scatty, she tends not to sweat the small stuff (like an engine light on her dashboard – that is until her Mini won’t actually start any more), and she can talk the hind legs off a donkey, but none of that stops most people from thinking she’s pretty damn adorable. Well, most people, other than Sam, that is…

The Journey in Between: Thru-Hiking Solo on the Camino to Santiago by Keith Foskett

Adventure, 4.7 stars, 44 reviews

El Camino de Santiago, also known as The Way, is the fabled path that weaves through French and Spanish countryside for 1,000 miles to its hallowed destination at Santiago de Compostella. Thousands attempt to walk its entirety each year: some succeed, many fail. Keith Foskett thru-hiked the Camino to indulge his love for the outdoors and hiking but also, unintentionally, filled a void in his life which took him in a completely different direction. Along the way he made friends with fellow pilgrims from all over the world, all travelling for their own different reasons. He was assailed by new experiences and unexpected discoveries – from the pain of blisters and extremes of temperature to encountering kleptomaniacs, fake faith healers and being threatened with arrest in Spain for ‘not sleeping’.

The Debt Collector (Book 1 of a Jack Winchester Organized Crime Action Thriller) by Jon Mills

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, 4.6 stars, 14 reviews

Jack Winchester was a notorious hitman for a ruthless New Jersey crime family until a job went wrong, and he wound up serving time. Four years later, Jack is free and he wants out of the game, but his boss won’t let him go. Forced to take on one last job to make amends for what landed him in prison, he travels to the small town of Rockland Cove, Maine. There, he not only discovers that the target and money have disappeared; he finds himself falling for a damaged woman, and befriending an unruly son left behind. Under mounting pressure from his boss and local police—as well as the ghosts of his past—he must unravel the mystery and decide where his loyalties lie…before it’s too late.

Fledgling: Book 1 (Afterlife) by Katrina Cope

Action & Adventure, Romance, 4.6 stars, 28 reviews

The earth as we know it is changing. Each day, unknown forces are taking over the human race. Evil is growing stronger, and innocence is the victim. If not stopped, the future of humankind is bleak. With current protection angels being stretched past their limits, a new wave of protection is being developed. A new breed of angel is being trained to fight. Fledgling is one of them. She did not ask for this life. After living three short lives as a human, she was chosen. With a mind of an eighteen-year-old, she struggles to adapt to her new life surrounded by angelic rules…

Reckless (Shattered Sisters Book 1) by Maggie Shayne

Suspense, 4.6 stars, 44 reviews

True Crime Writer Toni Rio follows a wise guy straight from his brief stint behind bars to his execution in a dirty alley. When his two killers see her witnessing their gruesome work, she runs, but she doesn’t get far. FBI agent Nick Manelli has to keep his cover intact and keep the sexy witness alive, and there’s only one way he can think of to do both. He has to kidnap her.

First Strike (The Kurgan War Book 1) by Richard Turner

Science Fiction, 4.4 stars, 77 reviews

When war comes after a century of peace, it is sudden and brutal. Taken by surprise Earth’s far-flung colonies are in danger. The only son of an admiral, Second Lieutenant Michael Sheridan finds himself thrust into a desperate conflict that he and the untried soldiers under his command are ready for. Focusing on the people struggling to survive the onslaught, First Strike is a novel that propels the reader to the furthest limits of space. Fighting a ruthless and determined enemy, Sheridan soon learns the brutal lessons of war and that his enemy may not be what it appears to be.

Never by J. Grace Pennington

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, 4.7 stars, 27 reviews

Travis Hamilton never expected to be a killer. One day he was studying to become a schoolteacher in the little western town of Spencervale, and the next he was sentenced to ten years hard labor in the Dead Mines outside town — from which few return alive. Ross Hamilton is no detective. But when his brother is convicted of murder, he has no choice but to abandon his ranch and do all in his power to find out just what happened the night of the killing, and who is really responsible. Neither brother is prepared to be stretched and tested to his limits and beyond by an adventure that is much bigger than either of them ever imagined. But in the next few days, they will be. The only way to survive is to never compromise.

4 Responses to “10 Free Kindle Books and Kindle Sales – May 1st”

  1. I wonder what could be wrong with a refurbished Voyage.

    • There’s nothing wrong them. I buy refurbished gear all the time, like the new camera I got for half price to do video reviews. They are usually open box units or customer returns, and they come with the same warranty as a new Kindle.

    • Also Best Buy has new ones on sale for $179. I checked yesterday when putting together this list and it was at regular price but now they’ve got it discounted like the other Kindles again.

  2. I got a Fire HDX 8.9 Refurb and it is quite obvious why it was half the price. I don’t mind imperfections I found in it (like clearly visible sensor dashes on the screen) since I don’t read on that device (because it is impossible due to blue hue of the screen which no filter can altogether eradicate). So I’m under the impression that there has to be something up with a refurb Voyage too.

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