Here’s a roundup of 10 free highly-rated Kindle ebooks to help get the weekend off to a good start.
Amazon also has a few ongoing Kindle deals, as noted earlier in the week. You can get a frontlit Kindle for $49 and Kindle Unlimited subscriptions are 50% off for 6 months. Amazon is also giving away 2 free ebooks this month for Prime members with their first read picks.
Additionally, Amazon has some children’s books (not ebooks) on sale for 50% off for one of the Deals of the Day for Saturday. They’ll probably have some ebooks on sale for Sunday, as they usually do.
Please note the free Kindle books listed below are free as of October 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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Amazon First Reads – 2 Free eBooks for Prime Members
10 Free Kindle eBooks
The Fever (Traces of Treasure Book 1) by Thomas Fenske
Mystery, 4.5 stars, 40 reviews
This sparks a ten-year obsession as his life becomes a solitary struggle of self and purpose. He works in secret, lying, trespassing, and doing whatever it takes to continue his quest. He sacrifices love, friendship, and family in his pursuit of the elusive goal. When a solution seemingly emerges … his gold fever takes over and nothing, not even a new love interest, can stop him from hastily planning another perilous trip, certain that he will either find something in the wilderness … or die trying.
Claron: Book One of the Siblings O’Rifcan Series by Katharine E. Hamilton
Romance, 4.6 stars, 106 reviews
Tossing her belongings into a suitcase and escaping heartbreak seemed like the best idea for Rhea Conners. She’d simply travel across the ocean to visit her grandfather in Ireland and heal. Then she’d come back. Simple. But what she doesn’t expect is to find solace and healing in the form of the O’Rifcan family. One member in particular: Claron. Claron enjoyed his life farming the land his grandparents gifted him. He lived his life quietly and contentedly, until Rhea arrived…
A Murder on Wall Street by Owen Parr
Mystery, 4.4 stars, 106 reviews
Owen Parr pulls off a crowd-pleasing coup in the first entry in his Joey Mancuso/Father Dominic O’Brian series—a perfect blending of the hard-boiled and intellectual schools of detecting. Joey, who got kicked out of the police department by means of a small frame, is the ex-cop. The women are a fiery FBI agent, (Joey’s elusive Cuban girl friend), a glamorous “researcher”, and perhaps most memorable of all, Joey’s mentor and ex-partner, Lucifer–officially Lucy, but the nickname says it all.
The Vacuum of Space by Julia Huni
Science Fiction, 4.7 stars, 63 reviews
It’s a dirty galaxy and someone has to clean it. Avoiding the wealthy inhabitants on the upper levels of Station Kelly Kornienko is bot-programmer Triana’s number one rule. Well, number two, right after “eat all the chocolate.” But when one of her cleaning bots finds a dead body, all the rules go out the airlock. A highly connected security agent interrupts her routine with stories of missing bodies, and Triana can’t ignore him; it’s cooperate or find a new job. A girl has to pay the rent, even on a crappy studio compartment…
The Dividing: The Adamic Trilogy Book 1 by Devin Downing
Fantasy, 4.7 stars, 92 reviews
Adamic is the language of the Gods. When spoken, it has the power to create worlds, to raise the dead, to make man as God. Fortunately, no one has spoken it in thousands of years. The only remnants are the written spells. The people of Cavernum depend on these spells. They’re etched into the city walls, fending off the feeders—deadly creatures with a thirst for human blood. They kill and consume any caught beyond the walls. Yet for the lower class, Cavernum isn’t much safer…
Yesterday’s Lost (Yesterday’s Mysteries) by Sam Cheever
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, 4.4 stars, 110 reviews
Pratt Davies is a police detective with the Saint Louis PD. He’s comfortable in his role…confident that he’s seen just about everything there is to see.
Until he and his partner answer a call to enter a home where blood curdling screams speak of horrific violence. Inside the disturbing house, he encounters a strange, icy mist and something malevolent waiting just beyond view. Pratt’s confidence is shaken, his worldview smashed into tiny pieces…like shards of glass from a broken mirror…
Mask of Duplicity (The Jacobite Chronicles Book 1) by Julia Brannan
Historical Romance, 4.4 stars, 836 reviews
Following the death of their father, Beth’s brother Richard returns from the army to claim his share of the family estate. However, Beth’s hopes of a quiet life are dashed when Richard, dissatisfied with his meagre inheritance and desperate for promotion, decides to force her into a marriage for his military gain. And he will stop at nothing to get his way.
Beth is coerced into a reconciliation with her noble cousins in order to marry well and escape her brutal brother. She is then thrown into the glittering social whirl of Georgian high society and struggles to conform…
Legacy of the Lost (Atlantis Legacy, #1) by Lindsey Fairleigh
Mythology, 4.6 stars, 84 reviews
Anxious and reclusive, Cora Blackthorn uses online gaming as her sole tether to the outside world. Due to a condition that makes human touch crippling, she lives her life confined to a small island in the Puget Sound, never accompanying her mother on her tomb-raiding adventures. But when her mom sends home a cryptic SOS in the form of a mysterious package, Cora discovers the shocking truth behind her extraordinary affliction. Her condition isn’t an illness; it’s a gift not of this world…
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
Self-Help, 4.6 stars, 7965 reviews
“Meditations” is a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from second century, recording his private notes to himself and ideas on Stoic philosophy. Marcus Aurelius wrote the Meditations as a source for his own guidance and self-improvement. The Meditations is divided into 12 books that chronicle different periods of Marcus’ life. A central theme to Meditations is the importance of analyzing one’s judgment of self and others and the development of a cosmic perspective. The style of writing that permeates the text is one that is simplified, straightforward, and perhaps reflecting Marcus’ Stoic perspective on the text.
Chasing Fireflies by Paige P. Horne
Fiction, 4.3 stars, 69 reviews
An angst-ridden tale filled with heartache, passion and unyielding love. Newly married and hell bent on making it on their own, Cash and Sara move to a small town away from their parent’s disapproval. There they find friends and a place to call home. The two fight to live a normal life as Sara struggles with mental illness. Proving to the world that marriage can be everlasting and love never gives up. Cash and Sara William’s love story is like no love story ever told.