Amazon always offers lots of deals on ebooks and other digital content this time of year to fill up new Kindle ereaders and Fire tablets with a bunch of good reading material and content to better enjoy your new devices.
In fact Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day offers up to 50% off Kindle ebooks, digital music, movies, games, and apps. Amazon is also running a number of other ebook deals, and don’t forget the $220 worth of Android apps they are giving away free through tomorrow.
From today through the New Year, popular Kindle books from best-selling authors will be up to 85% off, including titles from James Patterson, David Baldacci, Rick Riordan, Sandra Brown, Kristin Hannah, Jeff Kinney and Barbara Freethy.
The deal links are below, followed by a list of 10 free highly-rated Kindle ebooks.
Kindle eBook Deals
Gold Box Deal of the Day – Up to 50% Off Digital Music, Books, Movies, Games, and Apps
Kindle Book Deals – The main deals page.
Kindle Daily Deals – The daily deals page with new deals listed each day.
Monthly Deals, $3.99 or Less – Updated every month with new deals.
December eBooks Sale – Through December 31, save 50% on over 900 ebooks on arts and photography, business and money, computers and technology, health, fitness and dieting, professional and technical, science and math, self-help, and sports and outdoors.
25 Kids’ Books, $1 Each – A selection of titles for kids from ages 3-12.
50 Kindle Book Deals for $2 Each – Browse select Kindle books for $2 each from romances, to mystery & thrillers, and more. Deals are valid through the last day of each month.
Kindle Books, Up to 65% Off – Save on select Kindle books up to 65% off starting December 25, 2014 and through January 25, 2015.
10 Free Kindle eBooks
Please note that these ebooks are free for a limited time only and could expire at anytime.
The Night Before Christmas: The Classic Account of the Visit from St. Nicholas by Clement C. Moore
Fairy Tales, 4.7 stars, 21 reviews
First published anonymously in 1823—and later attributed to Clemente C. Moore—The Night Before Christmas is arguably one of the most famous and cherished Christmas poems of all time. Moore’s depiction of St. Nicholas played a significant role in our modern conception of Santa Claus. It is, and always has been, the quintessential holiday tale.
From Chaos Born (The First Empress, Book 1) by Michael R. Hicks
Science Fiction & Fantasy, 4.7 stars, 231 reviews
For long millennia, the Kreelan race has been ruled by war. Countless civilizations have risen amidst bloody conflict before falling back into savagery, with total annihilation averted only by the unnatural powers of the warrior priests and priestesses of the ancient orders. And then one day a mysterious warrior from a brooding fortress deep in the Great Wastelands began her bloody rise to power. Syr-Nagath, known as the Dark Queen, began a new war of conquest, secretly planning to destroy the ancient orders and resurrect the dark ways of the apocalyptic past.
Deadly Crossing (A Tom Dugan Novel) by R.E. McDermott
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, 4.8 stars, 98 reviews
A phone call. A common enough event, sometimes welcome, sometimes annoying, but seldom life changing. Or so we assume. But assumptions are dangerous things, and the reality is we all live one phone call away from disaster. One cheerful ring away from news of a tragic accident. One muted buzz from learning a lifetime of memories have disappeared in a raging house fire. And so it is for Tom Dugan, rolling though the London night, the woman he loves in the taxi beside him. Life is good by any measure — until his phone rings, alerting him to the arrival of two old Russian friends with a very big problem.
Tahoe Ghost Boat by Todd Borg
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, 4.8 stars, 177 reviews
Gertie O’Leary is a 15-year-old girl with a messy bird’s nest of red hair, a serious softball pitch, and a dream to be a movie director. She also has a $2 million price on her head. When a gang led by a killer the FBI calls Mikhailo the Monster takes Gertie as the centerpiece of an extortion plot, Tahoe Detective Owen McKenna gets involved in the case. McKenna finds out that Gertie’s stepfather has just died in what looks like a boating accident and that Gertie’s mother cares more about not losing money to blackmail than saving her daughter.
Marking Time (The Immortal Descendants, Book 1) by April White
Science Fiction & Fantasy/Romance, 4.7 stars, 481 reviews
Seventeen-year-old tagger Saira Elian can handle anything… a mother who mysteriously disappears, a stranger who stalks her around London, and even the noble English Grandmother who kicked Saira and her mother out of the family. But when an old graffiti tag in a tube station transports Saira to the 19th Century and she comes face-to-face with Jack the Ripper, she realizes she needs help after all. Saira meets Archer, a charming student who helps her blend in as much as a tall, modern American teen can in Victorian England. He reveals the existence of the Immortals: Time, Nature, Fate, War and Death, and explains to Saira that it is possible to move between centuries – if you are a Descendant of Time.
The Measure of Katie Calloway,: A Novel by Serena B. Miller
Historical Fiction, 4.7 stars, 1301 reviews
The Civil War has ended, but in Katie Calloway’s Georgia home, conflict still rages. To protect herself and her young brother from her violent and unstable husband, she flees north, finding anonymity and sanctuary as the cook in a north woods lumber camp. The camp owner, Robert Foster, wonders if the lovely woman he’s hired has the grit to survive the never-ending work and harsh conditions of a remote pine forest in winter. Katie wonders if she can keep her past a secret from a man she is slowly growing to love. With grace and skill, Serena Miller brings to life a bygone era. From the ethereal, snowy forest and the rowdy shanty boys to the warm cookstove and mouth-watering apple pie, every detail is perfectly rendered, transporting you to a time of danger and romance.
Paradise Valley (The Daughters of Caleb Bender Book #1) by Dale Cramer
Romance, 4.7 stars, 1515 reviews
An Amish settlement in Ohio has run afoul of a law requiring their children to attend public school. Caleb Bender and his neighbors are arrested for neglect, with the state ordering the children be placed in an institution. Among them are Caleb’s teenage daughter, Rachel, and the boy she has her eye on, Jake Weaver. Romance blooms between the two when Rachel helps Jake escape the children’s home. Searching for a place to relocate his family where no such laws apply, Caleb learns there’s inexpensive land for sale in Mexico, a place called Paradise Valley. Despite rumors of instability in the wake of the Mexican revolution, the Amish community decides this is their answer. And since it was Caleb’s idea, he and his family will be the pioneers. They will send for the others once he’s established a foothold and assessed the situation.
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, 4.1 stars, 183 reviews
A terrifying cross between Shutter Island and The Exorcist, SEVEN-X is a bone-chilling exploration into the root of evil within us.Los Angeles Times Investigative Reporter Eddie Hansen gets a tip on a missing death row prisoner, Annette Dobson, known as “The SIDS Killer.” Pregnant at the time of her execution, Eddie adamantly believes it was staged and Dobson was secretly shipped to a Behavioral Health Center in a remote location outside the small town of Dell City, Texas. With the opportunity to break the story, Eddie voluntarily commits himself into the asylum. His journals, video diary and recordings leave a trail of breadcrumbs into a series of radical experimental procedures conducted on patients without their consent.
The Forgotten Girls (Book #1 in The Suburban Murder Series) by Alexa Steele
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, 4.4 stars, 15 reviews
In an elite suburb of New York City, girls are dying. That doesn’t happen in Greenvale, with its immaculate lawns, exclusive yacht clubs and multi-million dollar mansions. But behind its perfect façade, its trimmed hedges and luxury cars, a darkness lies. Girls, dependent on Adderall, outmaneuver each other to get into top colleges, while the mothers’ need to live vicariously only makes it worse.
J.R.R. Tolkien: A Life Inspired by Wyatt North
Biography, 4.7 stars, 20 reviews
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was Professor of Anglo-Saxon (Old English) at the University of Oxford. His research on Beowulf is still considered a standard in the field. Tolkien, however, unlike most Oxford dons, stepped out of his role as professor to create popular literature. Tolkien’s best-known writings were The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, in which he created a fully realized world known as Middle-earth, vaguely identifiable as Northern Europe in a pre-history that never was. To bring his world to life, he produced detailed geography and cartography as well as a legendary background. He peopled the world with diverse types of inhabitants and created spoken and written languages for them. By doing this, he essentially created modern fantasy literature and a standard for subsequent writers to chase and miss. A British poll at the end of the twentieth century named The Lord of the Rings the most important English-language work of that century.