Here’s a list of 10 free highly-rated Kindle ebooks to help get the week off to a good start.
Amazon has a promotion this month (for some accounts) where you can get a $5 ebook credit simply by reading for 6 days in August. The offer has to be activated first (see link below for details).
Please note the free Kindle books listed below are free as of August 3rd, 2020. Most of these titles are free for a limited time only and will expire in the next few days or hours 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 free Kindle reading apps for iPad, iPhone, and Android devices, or use a computer or web browser.
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10 Free Kindle eBooks
Dead Before Wed: A Press Pass Cozy Mystery by April Anderton
Mystery, 4.4 stars, 47 reviews
Reporter Ali Loukas has her sights set on advancing from radio newscaster to TV correspondent, so when Senator Maxwell’s supermodel fiancee turns up dead, she seizes the opportunity to solve the murder, scoop her competitors, and move up the broadcasting ladder. But gaining access to evidence and witnesses without stepping on the toes of family friend Detective Ryan McGuire could be tricky. Despite a knife wedged in her front door and opposition from the police, Ali is determined to prove that she can find the answers, solve the crime and earn the dream job…if she can stay alive to make it all happen.
A Heart Not Easily Broken by M.J. Kane
Romance, 4.4 stars, 144 reviews
Ebony Campbell is a smart, sexy career-oriented black woman who wants nothing more than a summer fling with a man who challenges her mind and body. What she doesn’t expect is Brian Young, a blond-haired, blue-eyed bass player, to step up to the challenge. Despite negative reactions, their fling develops into a deep relationship, and Ebony discovers juggling love, family, and career are nothing compared to the ultimate betrayal she endures. Now her dreams spiral into lies and secrets that threaten her future and the trust of those she loves.
The Art of Dying by Derik Cavignano
Thriller, 4.5 stars, 131 reviews
When the bizarre death of a mob foot soldier sparks an escalating war between Boston’s Irish and Italian mafia, Detective Ray Hanley’s relentless search for the truth uncovers evidence of a serial killer obsessed with the art of human suffering. As the body count rises, Detective Hanley must navigate a minefield of crime families, dirty politicians, and crooked cops, while matching wits with a deranged serial killer. But temptation, betrayal, and death threaten to derail the investigation… and justice doesn’t come without a price.
Firstborn Academy: Shadow Trials by Isla Frost
Fantasy, 4.4 stars, 141 reviews
I am the firstborn in my family. The first of three. And today I will pay the price for my siblings’ lives by surrendering control of my own. I will step through the runegate, and I will never see my family again. What the others do with the firstborn is shrouded in mystery. All anyone knows is they are never heard from again. I will step through the runegate willingly. But I can keep secrets too. And I’ll do whatever it takes to bring the others to their knees…
The Darkest Winter by Lindsey Pogue
Science Fiction, 4.9 stars, 56 reviews
The Virus spread. Billions died. The Ending began. A group of orphaned misfits. The wildlands of the last frontier. Superhuman abilities, harrowing adventures, and heartbreaking secrets. Elle – Haunting shadows are nothing new to Elle St. James, she’s been running from them all her life. But since the outbreak spread from the lower forty-eight, new monsters lurk in the darkness. After Elle wakes from the fever, capable of horrific deeds, she fears she’s one of them. When she stumbles upon four orphans, Elle’s forced to discover what happens when her greatest fear becomes her darkest secret and her only hope of surviving…
Nite Fire: Flash Point by C. L. Schneider
Paranormal Suspense, 4.6 stars, 128 reviews
Slated for execution, shapeshifting assassin, Dahlia Nite, flees her world to hide in the human realm. As payment for the shelter they unknowingly provide, Dahlia dedicates herself to protecting humans from what truly lives in the shadows. Moving from town to town, she hunts the creatures that threaten an unsuspecting human race; burying the truth that could destroy them all. But the shadows are shifting. The lies are adding up. And when Sentinel City is threatened by a series of bizarre brutal murders, light is shed on what should never be seen. The secrets that have kept humanity in the dark for centuries are in danger of being exposed…
Rose City Free Fall by DL Barbur
Action & Adventure, 4.4 stars, 169 reviews
Miller believes he’s trying to solve yet another murder case, but he soon stumbles on a shocking secret. Framed for trying to kill his partner, Dent Miller is a man in free fall. He may have to tear the whole city down to find the truth. Can an honest man win against rich, powerful enemies that will do anything to hide the truth? Do you like action that is “non-stop, gritty, and believable?” Do you like thrillers that are “realistic and intense?”
Kitty Confidential by Molly Fitz, Blueberry Bay
Mystery, 4.5 stars, 627 reviews
I was just your normal twenty-something with seven associate degrees and no idea what I wanted to do with my life. That is, until I died… Well, almost. As if a near-death experience at the hands of an old coffeemaker wasn’t embarrassing enough, I woke up to find I could talk to animals. Or rather one animal in particular. His full name is Octavius Maxwell Ricardo Edmund Frederick Fulton, but since that’s way too long for anyone to remember, I’ve taken to calling him Octo-Cat. He talks so fast he can be difficult to understand, but seems to be telling me that his late owner didn’t die of natural causes like everyone believes…
Dawn’s Promise (Silent Wings Book 1) by A.W. Exley
Fantasy, 4.6 stars, 50 reviews
Born with fragile health, Dawn Uxbridge has lived a sheltered existence. Her lonely days are filled by drawing fanciful landscapes and nurturing plants. When tragedy strikes, she finds herself alone and penniless with only one talent – a green thumb.
Jasper, the Earl of Seton, is in need of a gardener to reclaim his derelict estate in the remote west of England. He expected a robust commoner, not a fragile young woman. With the next train a week away, Dawn has one chance to change the earl’s mind and earn her place…
Every Reasonable Doubt by Pamela Samuels Young
Suspense, 4.3 stars, 466 reviews
When attorneys Vernetta Henderson and Neddy McClain are tapped to take on the biggest case of their careers, they are less than thrilled about working together. Their strained relationship, however, is the least of their problems. Their socialite client—charged with the brutal murder of her husband—is demanding an immediate dismissal of the case. But a ruthless prosecutor is determined to make sure that doesn’t happen. Forced to fight a common enemy, the two women close ranks and, in the process, develop a bond that sees them through the uncertainties of trial, the pain of betrayal and pressures neither could have imagined.
Amazon doesn’t like me. Ineligible for the $5 ebook credit, and unable to sign up for 2 free months of KU. Oh, well, still got plenty to read.
Same here. I thought it might be because I don’t own a Kindle but use the Kindle app on my tablet.
Robert Hartley says
I’m also ineligible. Oh, well, I’ll read anyway. 🙂
Thanks for wasting my time. Following the link for the $5 credit for reading in August leads to a page that clearly states the program is by invite only. This should either have been clearly stated in the blog post or better yet, the scheme should not have been mentioned at all since anyone who could participate would have received an invitation from Amazon directly.
What did i do? I’m not elegible neither. No explanation given. At least i’m not alone and also got disapproved from Kindle Unlimited offer. Seems it will not be a good day.