Let’s start the week off with another roundup of 10 free highly-rated Kindle ebooks.
Also, in case you missed the post yesterday, Amazon is running two separate sales on Fire tablets this week, and it’s possible to combine the deals to get a super low price—the Fire HD 6 for $59, the Fire HD 8 for $98, and Fire HD 10 for $135 (I still get an error message about the code but the discount is applied regardless).
Plus Kindles are 25% off as well for Amazon Rewards Card holders with code KDL25ARC.
Please note that the free Kindle ebooks listed below are free as of December 7th, 2015. 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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Amazon Rewards Visa Card holders can get 25% off the price of the Fire HD 6, the Fire HD 6 Kids Edition, Fire HD 8, Fire HD 10, Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite. Use code KDL25ARC during checkout to get 25% off. Here’s the page with more details about the offer. The deal expires on December 11th.
Refurbished Fire HD 6 – $59 ($26 off), Daily Deal, expires today
Fire HD 6 – $79 ($20 off)
Fire HD 8 – $129 ($20 off)
Fire HD 10 – $179 ($50 off)
Fire HD 7 (last year’s model) – $99 ($55 off)
Fire HD 6 Kids Edition – $119 ($30 off)
Fire HDX 8.9 – $429 ($50 off)
10 Free Kindle eBooks
Played to Death: A Scott Drayco Mystery (Book 1) by BV Lawson
Mystery, 4.5 stars, 47 reviews
Still suffering nightmares from a case that ended tragically, brilliant freelance crime consultant Scott Drayco considers retiring from crime solving altogether. When a former client bequeaths Drayco a rundown Opera House in a Virginia seaside town, he figures he’ll arrange for a quick sale of the place while nursing his battered soul in a peaceful setting near the shore. What he doesn’t count on is finding a dead body on the Opera House stage with a mysterious “G” carved into the man’s chest. With hopes for a quick sale dashed and himself a suspect in the murder, Drayco digs into very old and very dangerous secrets to solve the crime and clear his name. Along the way, Drayco must dodge a wary sheriff, hostility over coastal development, and the seductive wife of a town councilman – before the tensions explode into more violence and he becomes the next victim.
I’m Still Here by Kathryn R. Biel
Literature & Fiction, 4.5 stars, 243 reviews
It started out as an ordinary day for Esther Comely-Cox, if you consider simultaneously totaling your car, smashing a Ho Ho in your face and meeting a handsome doctor ordinary.
Estranged from her family over her sister’s mental illness and death, Esther can’t help but feel alone. And when Esther hears the voice of her twin sister who committed suicide seven years ago, she begins to question her own sanity, leading her to wonder if anything is what it seems. Searching for answers, Esther must confront her past while looking towards a new future—one in which she is finally accepted. Through humor and heartbreak, Esther learns that blood does not mean family, that absence does not make the heart grow fonder and that silence can speak volumes.
The Goodbye Storm (Rough Waters Series Book 1) by Danielle Stewart
Suspense , 4.4 stars, 111 reviews
Autumn Chase is painfully aware grief is a beast that won’t be chased off before it’s ready to leave. When an icy road and a dark night leave her a young widow, she’s forced to trade in her perfectly planned future for the unknown. Like a child hiding from a monster, she pulls her covers up over her head with the intention of sheltering herself forever. But once an unexpected stranger shows up on her doorstep, Autumn has to choose between being alone or connecting with someone who is hurting as badly as she is. Noah Key, an emergency room doctor, has solemnly informed countless families that their loved one could not be saved. However, when his own wife dies suddenly there are no words to bring him comfort. His in-laws want him to fall to pieces to confirm his love for his late wife. His colleagues want him to take time off to grieve. The only thing Noah wants is to work enough hours in the day to forget his wife is gone. He’s written himself a prescription for a cocktail of distraction and exhaustion in order to trick his brain into thinking his life isn’t in shambles…
Driven (The Driven Series Book 1) by K. Bromberg
Romance, 4.7 stars, 3533 reviews
Our paths should never have crossed. Colton Donavan was arrogant, exuded that bad boy vibe, and embodied everything I never wanted. And yet all it took was one night, one hallway, and one stolen kiss for me to know I hated him and desired him instantly. My heart was healing. His soul was damaged. But with one bid, one little boy, and one carnival date, I couldn’t walk away and he wouldn’t let me in. This is our story. Our fight. Our perfectly imperfect love.
The Shopkeeper (A Steve Dancy Tale Book 1) by James D. Best
Westerns, 4.3 stars, 234 reviews
Steve Dancy tales. Honest Westerns. Filled with dishonest characters. In 1879, Steve Dancy sells his New York shop and ventures west to explore and write a journal about his adventures. Though he’s not looking for trouble, Dancy’s infatuation with another man’s wife soon embroils him in a deadly feud with Sean Washburn, a Nevada silver baron. Infuriated by the outrages of two hired thugs, the shopkeeper kills both men in an impulsive street fight. Dancy believes this barbarian act has closed the episode. He is wrong. He has interfered with Washburn’s ambitions, and this is something the mining tycoon will not allow. Pinkertons, hired assassins, and aggrieved bystanders escalate the feud until it pulls in all the moneyed interests and power brokers in Nevada. Is a New York City shopkeeper tough enough to survive the Wild West?
The Haunting of a Duke (The Dark Regency Series Book 1) by Chasity Bowlin
Paranormal Romance, 4.4 stars, 161 reviews
Communing with spirits has been both gift and curse to Emme Walters. Now it’s made her a killer’s target. Emme knows why the Dowager Duchess of Briarleigh invited her to a house party–to investigate whether the duke, Rhys Brammel, murdered his wife years ago. But Emme never imagined she would fall in love with the brooding duke. Branded by society as a possible killer, Rhys is suspicious of Emme and her alleged “gift.” Then a late night encounter creates awareness of her other, more attractive, aspects. When Emme’s life is threatened, Rhys becomes her protector. Emme and Rhys find passion and peril as they join forces to solve the mysteries at Briarleigh. She made him believe in spirits, but can she make him believe in love?
CLOCKWISE: A young adult time travel romance. (The Clockwise Series Book 1) by Elle Strauss, Lee Strauss
Science Fiction, 4.5 stars, 429 reviews
Casey Donovan has issues: hair, height and uncontrollable trips to the 19th century! And now this-she’s accidentally taken Nate Mackenzie, the cutest boy in the school, back in time. Awkward. It’s the eve of the American Civil war and protocol pressures Casey to tell their hosts that Nate is her brother. No one more surprised than she is when they are forced to share a one room worker’s cabin. Super awkward. Nate’s slow to accept their new reality but when he does, he realizes he needs Casey to get back. His nearness is intoxicating to Casey, but she keeps her cool by hanging a privacy blanket and staying aloof. Knowing Nate has an evil girlfriend waiting for him at home helps…
The Long Way Home: A Contemporary Christian Romance Novel by Staci Stallings
Westerns, Romance, 4.6 stars, 140 reviews
Sent from Chicago to the Kansas Flint Hills on family business, Jaxton Anderson finds himself in conflict with Ami Martin from their very first meeting. Yet he cannot stop thinking about the stubborn young woman and her struggle to keep her own family farm by turning it into a bed and breakfast. Each time he tries to draw closer to her, he makes the situation worse until a series of crises throws Jaxton and Ami together in unexpected ways. The Long Way Home is an adventure of love and reconciliation. Touching on themes of faith, family, and fortunes, it asks the characters and the reader “Who are you, and where do you want to be when you’re eighty?”
Random Acts of Murder: A Holly Anna Paladin Mystery, Book 1 by Christy Barritt
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, 4.8 stars, 86 reviews
When Holly Anna Paladin is given a year to live, she embraces her final days doing what she loves most—random acts of kindness. But one of her extreme good deeds goes horribly wrong, implicating Holly in a string of murders. Holly is suddenly in a different kind of fight for her life. Only two other people know Holly was at the site of the murder, and one of them is the killer. Making matters stickier is the fact that the detective assigned to the case is her old high school crush and present day nemesis…
From Mangia to Murder (A Sophia Mancini ~ Little Italy Mystery Book 1) by Caroline Mickelson
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, 4.1 stars, 143 reviews
Little Italy, 1946 – Sophia Mancini would have enjoyed the grand opening celebration of her family’s private detective agency if the volatile chef at Vincenzo’s Ristorante had actually survived the meal. But before Sophia’s chilled spoon hit the spumoni, someone plunged a knife into Vincenzo’s back and the word on everyone’s lips went from mangia to murder. Sophia soon finds herself trailing crime boss Frankie Vidoni, chatting with his mouthy mistress Maria, and dodging henchman Mooch DiMuccio. She’s suspicious of Vincenzo’s widow, Stella, and his assistant chef, Eugene, because they don’t appear the least bit dismayed by Vincenzo’s passing. There is no conversation Sophia won’t eavesdrop on, no question she won’t ask, and no danger she won’t face to find the killer.