It’s time for another roundup of 10 free highly-rated Kindle ebooks to start off the week.
Amazon also has some Kindle and Fire tablet deals ongoing. Plus they have some memory cards discounted, like this 128GB Samsung microSD card for $34.99.
Please note that the free Kindle books listed below are free as of December 12th, 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.
Subscribe to The eBook Reader Blog to keep updated on future free ebooks posts, along with ebook reader news, reviews and how to guides.
When the free deals on the ebooks below expire, check the free Kindle ebooks section of this blog for newer posts.
Kindle Paperwhite – $99 ($20 off)
Kindle Paperwhite Essentials Bundle – $119 ($60 off)
Fire Tablet – $39 ($10 off)
Fire HD 10 – $199 ($30 off)
Fire Kids Edition – $89 ($10 off)
Fire Tablet Variety Pack – $179 ($30 off)
Echo Dot – $39 ($10 off)
Amazon Tap – $89 ($40 off)
Kindle Unlimited – 25% off sale
10 Free Kindle eBooks
Blood Money: A Lucky Dey Thriller by Doug Richardson
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, 4.6 stars, 38 reviews
When Sheriff’s Deputy Lucky Dey discovers his little brother has been murdered, he’ll stop at nothing until he takes down the cop-killer. Lucky finds himself in L.A., trapped in a storm of media and political interference. The entire city is whirling in the wake of a major star’s fatal accident and people want a story—a story that might be more tangled than anyone ever imagined. With peril and mayhem around every corner, the risk-addicted cop might not be so lucky this time around.
Fixed on You by Laurelin Paige
Romance, 4.6 stars, 1205 reviews
Stalking and restraining orders are a thing of Alayna Wither’s past. With her MBA newly in hand, she has her future figured out–move up at the nightclub she works at and stay away from any guy who might trigger her obsessive love disorder. A perfect plan. But what Alayna didn’t figure on is Hudson Pierce, the new owner of the nightclub. He’s smart, rich, and gorgeous–the kind of guy Alayna knows to stay away from if she wants to keep her past tendencies in check. Except, Hudson’s fixed his sights on her….
A Gambler’s Heart (Love’s A Gamble Book 1) by Kay P. Dawson
Westerns/Romance, 4.5 stars, 31 reviews
Is Love Worth the Gamble? Fiona is tired of the London society, where status and looks are the most important traits a man is looking for in a woman. Wanting a chance at a new life, away from the pitying stares and loneliness of her life in England, she answers an ad as a mail order bride in America. Brooks is a gambling man, who wants revenge against his father’s killer. His plans are complicated when Fiona lands in his lap after a winning hand. He doesn’t have time to be looking after a woman, especially one who should have known better than to come to a strange country on her own. But, somehow, she has become his problem. Will the final wager cost him his heart?
Frost Burn (The Fire and Ice Series, Book 1) by Erica Stevens
Paranormal Romance, 4.5 stars, 180 reviews
After years of running, Quinn has finally found a town to settle down in while she searches for the man who tore her life apart. Despite her every intention not to, she’s started to put down some roots and make friends. However, the small bit of solace she’s found is quickly shattered when a group of vampires walk into the bar where she works and turn her life upside down. Looking only to stop for a few nights and have a good time, Julian never expected to stumble across someone like Quinn. Determined to keep her free from the vampires looking to use her as a weapon, Julian is stunned to discover himself starting to care for the mysterious woman with a dark past she’s unwilling to reveal. It doesn’t take him long to realize that the vampires after her are only a part of the problem. This quiet little town is hiding a violent secret of its own; a secret that not only threatens the town, but Quinn in particular.
Cesspool by Phil M. Williams
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, 4.7 stars, 23 reviews
A disgraced teacher stands between a crooked police department and a runaway girl. James Fisher was the devoted teacher who taught his students to question authority. He was the devoted husband that didn’t know what his wife was up to. His life was a tragedy waiting to happen. After the accident, he moved to a backwoods town, content to waste away while the world burned. He was awakened from his apathy by a small girl with a big problem. It was safer to look the other way. Getting involved would place James squarely in the crosshairs of the local police.
Science Fiction: GU: Justice Net by David Archer, Abraham Falls
Science Fiction, 4.5 stars, 82 reviews
In the near future, many of the problems that plague society today are considered things of the past. Gun violence is almost nonexistent, quality health care is available to everyone, food is abundant and accessible, and crime is all but unheard of. These problems were solved by the creation of the Global Union, a worldwide government that treats everyone as equals. Crime was lessened by one of the GU’s most innovative new programs, known as Justice Net. Rather than languishing in prison cells, convicted criminals are sentenced to fight to the death on live TV. The more serious the crime, the more fights they must survive in order to be released. It’s an incredibly successful program, since the vast majority of those convicted are unlikely to survive even their very first fight, while the public and the government make fortunes by betting on the outcomes…
When You Make It Home by Claire Ashby
Romance, 4.6 stars, 378 reviews
Meg Michaels, a bookstore owner, has already walked away from two cheating exes. She’s learned her lesson and has her mind set on success—until she gets knocked up. Embarrassed and unwilling to discuss her situation with friends and family, she wears layers to hide the pregnancy. When Meg gets sick at a party, she’s mortified. Even worse, Theo Taylor, the guest of honor, discovers her secret. Theo, an Army medic wounded in the war, agrees not to reveal her condition, and the two forge a bond of friendship that blossoms into love. Theo is soon filling all of Meg’s late-night cravings—and not just the pregnancy-induced ones. But can their love overcome all the obstacles that stand between them and creating a happy family?
Healing Ruby by Jennifer H. Westall
Historical Fiction, 4.8 stars, 335 reviews
Ruby Graves, a young girl in Depression-era Alabama, faces the hardships of poverty and loss with as much faith as she can muster. At only thirteen she’s already lost a younger brother, and now faces losing both her father and the boy who’s stealing her heart as well. Armed with her beloved Scriptures, she prays daily for their healing, only to have her tender faith shattered. Through her pain, she’s able to connect with her long-lost Uncle Asa, whose mere presence at his brother’s funeral brings murmurs of a scandalous past involving her parents and a prominent local pastor. When Ruby discovers that one of Asa’s many secrets is an ability to heal, and that she may be next in line for the “gift,” she vows to find the faith that has eluded her so far–a faith that could mean never losing loved ones again…
Mistletoe at Moonglow by Deborah Garner
Holidays, 4.5 stars, 67 reviews
A Christmas novella with cookie recipes included! The Timberton Hotel has always provided a perfect Christmas retreat for regular guests, as well as newcomers. But the small town of Timberton, Montana, hasn’t been the same since resident chef and artist, Mist, arrived, bringing a unique new age flavor to the old western town. When guests check in for the holidays, they bring along worries, fears and broken hearts, unaware that Mist has a way of working magic in people’s lives. Old-fashioned time spent together, exquisite food, conversation and a snowball or two offer guests a chance to trade sadness for hope. One thing is certain: no matter how cold winter’s grip is on each guest, no one leaves Timberton without a warmer heart.
Faery Swap – Middle Grade Fantasy by Susan Kaye Quinn
Fantasy, 4.5 stars, 34 reviews
Warrior faery princes can be very stubborn. Especially when they possess your body. Fourteen-year-old Finn just wants to keep his little sister out of Child Protective Services—an epic challenge with their parentally-missing-in-action dad moving them to England, near the famous Stonehenge rocks. Warrior faery Prince Zaneyr just wants to escape his father’s reckless plan to repair the Rift—a catastrophe that ripped the faery realm from Earth 4,000 years ago and set it adrift in an alternate, timeless dimension. When Zaneyr tricks Finn into swapping places, Finn becomes bodiless soul stuck in the Otherworld, fighting spriggans with sharp teeth and rival faery Houses. Back on Earth, Zaneyr uses Finn’s body to fight off his father’s seekers and keep the king’s greatest weapon—himself—out of his hands. Between them, they have two souls and only one body… and both worlds to save before the dimensional window between them slams shut.