Editor’s Picks: Another big batch of fresh Kindle freebies

At the top of today’s buffet is a highly regarded children’s sci-fi/fantasy novel, Angelfall by Susan Ee. It’s the first home run I’ve seen from Amazon’s publishing house it launched last year in New York–the imprint here is “Amazon Children’s Publishing.” I suppose this is one of the books Barnes & Noble doesn’t carry simply because Amazon published it. I see it’s unavailable on the Nook, too ūüėČ

Each book listed here has gone FREE within the past 24 hours (except for the “Kindle Daily Deal” on page 3).¬†Warning: Kindle book promotions can end without notice, so before downloading click the link “See Kindle price at Amazon” to verify that the book is still free. (Prices and availability may differ outside USA.)

Angelfall (Penryn and the End of Days)

Children’s Fiction

Author: Susan Ee

Angelfall (Penryn and the End of Days)

It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back. Anything, including making a deal with Raffe, an injured enemy angel. Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they journey toward the angels’ stronghold in San Francisco, where Penryn will risk everything to rescue her sister and Raffe will put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.

Stolen (The Madame X School, prequel)

Romance

Author: Jinx Jamison, Minx Malone

Stolen (The Madame X School, prequel)

The first time I stole something was on a dare.¬†I was fifteen and reckless, determined to prove I could be a bad ass. My best friend Jody dared me to take a pack of gum from the Handy-Mart. In retrospect, I’m surprised my bumbling effort didn’t land me in jail. It was hardly a covert mission but I did it.

I did it, I loved it and I’ve been stealing ever since.¬†This is the story of the day I stole from the wrong man.

Learn Me Good

Humour

Author: John Pearson

Learn Me Good

Jack Woodson was a thermal design engineer for four years until he was laid off from his job. Now, as a teacher, he faces new challenges. Conference calls have been replaced with parent conferences. Product testing has given way to standardized testing. Instead of business cards, Jack now passes out report cards. The only thing that hasn’t changed noticeably is the maturity level of the people surrounding him all day.

Through a series of emails to Fred Bommerson, his buddy who still works at Heat Pumps Unlimited, Jack chronicles a year-in-the-life of a brand new teacher. With subject lines such as “Irritable Vowel Syndrome,” “In math class, no one can hear you scream,” and “I love the smell of Lysol in the morning,” Jack writes each email with a dash of sarcasm and plenty of irreverent wit.

The Mistress of Trevelyan (Trevelyan Series)

Romance

Author: Jennifer St. Giles

The Mistress of Trevelyan (Trevelyan Series)

 

In her search for the truth, a woman finds a consuming passion in a tormented man’s arms, but secrets from his past could destroy them all unless she discovers the killer hidden in the shadows.

A Time for Peace: Quilts of Lancaster County #3

Romance

Author: Barbara Cameron

A Time for Peace: Quilts of Lancaster County #3

Jenny Bontrager is finally at a place of love and belonging with her husband, Matthew, and his children. Life seems golden with both her family and career as a writer.

But everything Jenny now believes in is thrown into question with the discovery of a long-lost letter from her father.¬†Her sense of peace and contentment destroyed by betrayal,¬†Jenny struggles with her renewed faith–and the love of everyone around her.

Zombie Candy (Annie Ogden Mystery 2) (Annie Ogden Mysteries)

Erotica

Author: Frederick Lee Brooke

Zombie Candy (Annie Ogden Mystery 2) (Annie Ogden Mysteries)

From her gorgeous husband to her acclaimed cooking classes, Candace Roach’s life looks nearly perfect from the outside. Well, appearances can be deceiving. Her husband, Larry, has three unruly addictions that drive her to the brink–zombie movies, cilantro, and having sex with other women. Luckily, her best friend Annie Ogden is back from Iraq and armed with a¬†private investigator’s license and a fierce determination to see Candace happy again.

Together, the women uncover the ridiculous extent of Larry’s infidelity. He needs to be punished,that much is clear. But how can they hit him where it counts?

Indian Moon: Love Isn’t As Far Away As You Think (Real Romance…For the Rest of Us)

Romance

Author: Carolyn McCray

Indian Moon: Love Isn't As Far Away As You Think (Real Romance...For the Rest of Us)

Despite tragedy and heartbreak, under an Indian Moon, anything seems possible… even love.

While set in the lush and misty Pacific Northwest, Indian Moon doesn’t contain any vampires or teeny boppers.¬†Just real romance… for the rest of us.


Angel On Board – Guardian Angels 101

Horror

Author: EJ Thornton

Angel On Board - Guardian Angels 101

An original and fresh novel about the afterlife, as told by guardian angels in training. Starting with the idea about how someone who has passed on interacts with his/her family to bring their family more peace. Even though life and death issues are played out, laughter prevails when we see our lives through our guardian angels’ eyes. It is a fun fiction romp through Heaven and a great way to look at life!

Teasing Trent – The Alexanders, prequel

Romance

Author: Minx Malone

Teasing Trent - The Alexanders, prequel

The only thing Trent’s best friend has ever asked of him is to keep an eye on his twin sister while he’s deployed. Keeping her company on her birthday shouldn’t be too hard. He just has to remember the promise he made to himself in college to keep his hands off her.

Which is getting harder and harder by the day.

Ever since Mara walked into her brother’s dorm room freshman year and came face to face with a shirtless Trent, she’s known he was The One.

MoonRush: An Action-Packed Adventure (For fans of Armageddon & Indiana Jones)

Mystery & Thrillers

Author: Ben Hopkin, Carolyn McCray

MoonRush: An Action-Packed Adventure (For fans of Armageddon & Indiana Jones)

It’s 2049 and it’s not gold the prospectors are looking for, it’s “Star Diamonds.” And these precious gems aren’t in California but up on the moon!

Join Jarod and his team of treasure hunters, Rogues Incorporated, as they dodge a nefarious competitor, crazed moon-panning prospectors, and even their own government for the ultimate “motherlode.”

Lonely Souls (Witch Avenue Series #1)

Fantasy

Author: Karice Bolton

Lonely Souls (Witch Avenue Series #1)

It’s two weeks before Triss turns 18, and her world is about to change into the most magical one imaginable as she readies to enter The Witch Avenue Order… that is until her mother’s disappearance.
Unsure of who she can trust, Triss is relieved when her childhood friend, Logan, moves back to town for college — except he’s changed — and she’s worried he’ll become more of a distraction than a help. As the line between friendship and love is blurred, Logan proves to be everything she needs during this time. Triss agrees to let Logan help her find the answers she so desperately seeks surrounding her mother’s disappearance.

Taking Out the Trailer Trash

Humour

Author: Janice Ivy

Taking Out the Trailer Trash

People are dropping like flies at the Happy Times RV Park and Charlene is afraid she might be next if she doesn’t figure out why. The gig as manager of the park in a small town on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi seemed perfect for a writer trying to find time to write her second book, until a resident is found with his brains splattered on his tacky old couch.

Will secrets from the past be the death of her or will Charlene along with Boo, Loretta, and Jinx, her trio of neurotic animals make it out alive?

Don’t be fooled, online dating can be murder.

When one of Emily’s BFFs meets a handsome and wealthy man online,¬†this sassy Private Investigator can’t help but be suspicious.¬†With the help of the hot new police detective and her close circle of friends,¬†can Emily stop the cyber-hunk from breaking her friend’s heart – or worse?

Blood Awakening (The Blood Burden Series)

Fantasy

Author: Wenona Hulsey

Blood Awakening (The Blood Burden Series)

Evil starts the clock ticking, leaving Nicole’s life changed forever….¬†Hidden powers,¬†ancient¬†grudges, romance and action that will leave you begging for more….

The Call of Zulina: Book One in Grace in Africa

Romance

Author: Kay Marshall Strom

The Call of Zulina: Book One in Grace in Africa

In 1787 in West Africa, the scorching harmattan winds blow. Desperate to avoid marriage to an odious suitor, Grace escapes the family compound only to be caught up in a slave revolt at the fortress of Zulina. Soon, she begins to grasp the brutality and ferocity of the family business. Held for ransom, viciously maimed by a runaway slave, and threatened with death, Grace is finally jerked into reality and comes to sympathize with the plight of the captives. She admires their strength and courage and is genuinely moved by the African Cabeto’s passion, determination, and willingness to sacrifice anything, including his own life, for his people’s freedom.

KILLING PLATO (A Jack Shepherd crime thriller)

Mystery & Thrillers

Author: Jake Needham

KILLING PLATO (A Jack Shepherd crime thriller)

Plato Karsarkis was an international celebrity straight out of Vanity Fair until a New York grand jury indicted him for smuggling Iraqi oil and charged him with racketeering and espionage. There was also the matter of a woman he may or may not have murdered to cover it all up. When Karsarkis flees the United States just ahead of the FBI and promptly vanishes, the world’s media whips itself into a frenzy.

The Marshals aren’t really in Phuket to arrest Plato Karsarkis.¬†They’re there to kill him.

Dirty Little Lies (Sexy Suspense)

Romance

Author: Julie Leto

Dirty Little Lies (Sexy Suspense)

Staying alive isn’t easy when people with guns tell Dirty¬†Little Lies…

A disgraced bounty hunter faces down a deadly assassin.¬†A brush with death changes the rules for friends with benefits.¬†Should she stop the seasoned killer’s quest for¬†vengeance…or join her on the hunt?

From the Chrysalis: a novel

Contemporary Fiction

Author: Karen E. Black

From the Chrysalis: a novel

Drugs, bikers, prison breaks and incest provide surprising plot twists in this rough-and-tumble romance novel…set in ’60s and ’70s Ontario.

If she didn’t remember the exact date they’d first made love, at least she never forgot the occasion. It was soon after he’d been released. He couldn’t wait, she couldn’t wait, and oh my God, she was so relieved to have him home, home for good. She remembered the golden showers of maple florets as they fell and stuck in their hair, so maybe it had still been May. His Harley lay on its side against a fallen elm trunk. It’s all right, it’s all right, she kept thinking, feeling his pull in spite of her own misgivings. By now her only real concern was that his lovemaking might fail to meet her wildest expectations, the ones she had never even admitted to herself.

Black Woods (Black Woods Series)

Mystery & Thrillers

Author: Laura Wright LaRoche, Hercules Editing and Consulting, LLPix Photography

Black Woods (Black Woods Series)

Avid mushroom hunters and volunteers with the local Search and Rescue Department, Laura and Julie, who are in their sixties, remember that first encounter in the woods years ago.

Four young men, who are fun by nature, travel to the woods with high hopes of a hunt they won’t forget.¬†A call to the Search and Rescue Department will bring them shockingly together in the¬†Black Woods.

The Calling of Emily Evans (Women of the West #1)

Children’s Fiction

Author: Janette Oke

The Calling of Emily Evans (Women of the West #1)

She feels God nudging her toward ministry, but what options are there for a young single woman? Emily Evans has a hard time getting herself to class on time, much less figuring out God’s will for her life. Then, to her surprise, she feels that God is calling her into full-time Christian service. She expects the Lord will also provide her with a companion to share her life and ministry, but Emily does not want to marry any of the available young men. She squares her shoulders and decides she will accept the task of opening a new church in a pioneer community–alone.

A Fair to Remember (Welcome To Redemption)

Romance

Author: Stacey Joy Netzel

A Fair to Remember (Welcome To Redemption)

Reformed gang member Wes Carter feels Redemption, Wisconsin, is just the place to relocate his financial business for reasons more than just the name. He’s ready for a nice, quiet life in small town USA. Tara Russell has decided it’s time to add some excitement to her life and get a little wild–no matter how uncomfortable it makes her or her overprotective family. They meet at the local fair one warm summer night and discover opposites attract for all the right reasons. Add a dash of Sugar in the form of an incorrigible Great Dane, and it’s destined to be A Fair To Remember.

Forgotten Soul (The Soul Reader Series)

Romance

Author: Natasha Duncan-Drake

Forgotten Soul (The Soul Reader Series)

Book #1 of the Soul Reader Series.¬†John knows that at best he can be described as a male escort and at worst as a whore, but it’s what he does and he’s good at it. He sells his body and his clients come with fangs so it’s more about blood than sex. Hiding behind a false smile and his acting skills is the only way he survives, but when he meets one of his latest clients, Michael, his professional detachment is severely threatened, leading him into very dangerous territory.

BLOODSTAIN (Det. Jason Strong Novellas, #2)

Mystery & Thrillers

Author: John C. Dalglish

BLOODSTAIN (Det. Jason Strong Novellas, #2)

Detective Jason Strong must find a killer whose signature is a wine glass. That is about all the police know except that his victims all share certain similarities. The case gets personal when someone close to Jason is targeted and time is running out.

… See the rest of today’s Editor’s Picks and the Kindle Daily Deal¬†here on page 2