Here’s a roundup of 10 free highly-rated Kindle ebooks for Christmas weekend.
Amazon also still has some Kindle devices on sale, and Kindle Unlimited subscriptions are 30% off for 1 year.
Please note that the free Kindle books listed below are free as of December 24th, 2017. 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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10 Free Kindle eBooks
Mourning Gloria: A Leah Hudson Thriller by Andrew Downs
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, 4.5 stars, 277 reviews
When a murder suspect escapes indictment on a technicality, Agent Leah Hudson is forced to shift her focus to a new task, a cold case. Five years after Gloria Stone disappears, Hudson must piece together the final days of her life, but Gloria was no ordinary girl. Shortly after surviving a brutal gang rape on her twenty-first birthday, the affluent wine heiress vanished, her car abandoned in a supermarket parking lot. With the help of her onetime mentor, Hudson retraces the steps of an old investigation, determined to succeed where all others have failed….
Before That Night: Caine & Addison by Violet Duke
Romance, 4.6 stars, 233 reviews
Before that night, Addison Milan had been just a college dropout secretly raising her two young siblings in a beat-up minivan she’d bought with her first semester’s tuition refund–the only money her addict mother hadn’t taken off with when she’d abandoned them nearly two years ago. Before that night, Caine Spencer had been just a rough, gruff cop sent to check out the phoned-in claims of suspected child neglect involving the same woman he’d met just months prior when she’d first served him the city’s worst diner coffee…which he’d been drinking daily ever since. Before that night, Addison would never have thought the man she’d been fighting hard not to fall for–her only friend in her new shadow of a life–would be in a position to rip her family apart…
Jake & The Gingerbread Wars by E.G. Foley
Children’s eBooks, 4.4 stars, 67 reviews
After his harsh beginnings as a rough-and-tumble orphan on the streets of London, Jake Everton takes his rightful place as the long-lost heir of an aristocratic family with magical powers—his personal quest, to follow in his slain parents’ footsteps as a Lightrider in the age-old battle of good versus evil. In the fantastical nooks and crannies of the Victorian Age, Jake and his friends (including his pet Gryphon) find no shortage of adventure—righting magic-related wrongs, solving supernatural mysteries, and exploring wondrous new worlds. Now it’s Jake’s first Christmas with his eccentric magical relatives, but trouble never takes a holiday…
Apache Dawn: Book I of the Wildfire Saga by Marcus Richardson
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, 4.5 stars, 69 reviews
He’d done his part during the Great Pandemic to help defeat the deadliest threat to face mankind in modern history. At last he can live his life, alone and on his terms. He finally has a chance at peace. But just when things return to normal after a decade of chaos, the devastating virus returns–this time as a weapon. The unique properties of Chad’s blood provide the tools needed to craft a cure but not everyone wants the plague stopped. A team of Army Rangers is sent to retrieve and defend The Source at all costs and Chad finds himself in the crossfire. He may be the last best hope for mankind, but only as long as he can stay alive…
Seer of Souls: Book One of The Spirit Shield Saga by Susan Faw
Fantasy, 4.5 stars, 109 reviews
The time for hiding is finished. The dead are restless. Fate and destiny collide. Twins Cayden and Avery Tiernan have grown up in isolation on the fringe of the realm. Gifted with forbidden skills, they hide their growing magical powers. Ancient prophecies speak of the ones with the power to depose the queen. To protect her throne, Queen Alcina scours the land for evidence of magic, while the darker force she serves threatens the land with chaos. She is not the only huntress however. Primordial seekers discover the twins first but before they can escape, the death of a queen’s guard puts the entire village in jeopardy. To save their town, the twins flee, only to be dragged toward an unknown destiny…
Unquiet Souls (a DI Gus McGuire case Book 1) by Liz Mistry
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, 4.7 stars, 26 reviews
When the body of a prostitute is found, followed by the discovery of children locked in an attic, DI Gus McGuire is handed the case. But what at first appears to be a simple murder soon turns into an international manhunt for the members of a twisted child trafficking ring. McGuire who is suffering with his own emotional problems, must pick his way through the web of deceit and uncover the truth in time before the body count rises. Can McGuire identify The Matchmaker before it’s too late? And can he trust those he is working with?
The Scarlet Thread (Fated Destruction Book 1) by D.S. Murphy
Paranormal, 4.5 stars, 301 reviews
My name is Kaidance Monroe, and sometimes when I touch people, I see how they die. After I saw my little brother’s death but failed to stop it, my parents abandoned me to a juvenile detention facility. I don’t let people touch me anymore. Not my fingertips, not my skin, not my heart. Just before I turned 18, I got a visit from a cute guy, who tricked me into giving up my secrets. He said I was special, but he wasn’t the only one searching for me. I barely escaped with my life. Now I’m in a mansion, learning how to control my abilities – abilities so powerful, even the gods are jealous. I didn’t mean to make anyone fall for me. Certainly not my would-be killer. And I never imagined how far he would fall.
Wrath (The Lieutenant Harrington Series Book 1) by E.H. Reinhard
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, 4.8 stars, 40 reviews
Miami homicide lieutenant Nash Harrington has seen countless murders. Blood and bodies are nothing to lose sleep over. Yet what seems to be a run-of-the-mill murder stemming from infidelity turns into a full-blown killing spree. For this killer, taking the lives of his wife and her lover is merely the beginning. He’ll take the deceit no more. His decision has been made. All the women who’ve wronged him in the past will die. Harrington quickly finds the case turning personal when the killer’s focus inches closer and closer to home. Unknown to the lieutenant, one of his loved ones has a history with the killer. And that history is etched in the killer’s mind.
Truth or Beard (Winston Brothers Book 1) by Penny Reid
Humor & Satire, 4.5 stars, 864 reviews
Identical twins Beau and Duane Winston might share the same devastatingly handsome face, but where Beau is outgoing and sociable, Duane is broody and reserved. This is why perpetually level-headed Jessica James has been in naïve and unhealthy infatuation with Beau Winston for most of her life. Whereas Duane and Jessica have always been adversaries. She can’t stand him, and she’s pretty sure he can’t stand the sight of her… But after a case of mistaken identity, Jessica finds herself in a massive confusion kerfuffle. Jessica James has spent her whole life paralyzed by the fantasy of Beau and her assumptions of Duane’s disdain; therefore she’s unprepared for the reality that is Duane’s insatiable interest, as well as his hot hands and hot mouth and hotter looks.
Vampire Addiction: The Vampires of Athens by Eva Pohler
Fantasy, 4.5 stars, 129 reviews
Seventeen-year-old Gertrude Morgan, the only child of one of the wealthiest couples in America, is shipped away from her home in New York City to the American school in Athens against her will. Her parents just want to get rid of her, and she knows it. Although she has no friends (her private schoolmates all seem fake), she sees no point in making any new ones on her trip, since she’ll only be visiting for one school year. Despite her efforts to remain aloof and in the world of her books, she falls in love with her boisterous and affectionate host family, as they do her….