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Oct 30 2013
4 years ago
3:05 PM MST

Amazon: 10 Highly Rated Discounted & Free eBooks

Oct 30, 2013 @ 3:05 PM MST
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Here are a few discounted (under $5 each!) or FREE Kindle downloads you can snag on Amazon! Just click on the links below to download the following highly rated eBooks for your Kindle. Also, be sure to check out the Amazon Kindle Daily Deals for even more discounted and free eBooks or the Monthly Kindle Book Deals priced at just $3.99 or less.

Also, if you haven’t already, be sure to head on over here and enter your email address to check out BookBub, a free daily email that notifies you about deep discounts on popular eBooks. Just select the types of eBooks that you prefer (romance, mystery, best sellers etc.) and note where you prefer to get your eBooks (Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Google etc.). You’ll get one daily email from BookBub featuring all of the free and bargain books that match your interests. Awesome!

Discounted eBooks (Under $5):

White Doves at Morning $1.99 (regularly $27.99!) – Today Only!

With battle scenes at Shiloh and in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia that no reader will ever forget, and set in a time of upheaval that affected all men and all women at all levels of society, White Doves at Morning is an epic worthy of America’s most tragic conflict, as well as a book of substance, importance, and genuine originality, one that will undoubtedly come to be regarded as a masterpiece of historical fiction.

It Happened in Wisconsin $3.99 (regularly $9.99!)

In an America ravaged by the Great Depression, a talented but ragtag baseball team sets out to change the world. Barnstorming the back roads and dusty ballparks of the Midwest, the Racine Robins rally fans to the populist cause, raising money for soup kitchens and strike funds even as they thrill small-town crowds and dazzle opponents on the field. Yet winning the hearts and minds of the people turns out to be easier for the players than facing the twin seductions of love and money, conflicting desires that threaten to derail everything they are fighting to achieve.

After a sudden April snowstorm forces the Robins to find shelter in the Rockefeller hotel, the team begins to pull apart. Tensions mount—one player falls in love for the first time—and old friendships threaten to unravel as the men face temptations and ambition. Can this tough, tight-knit group stay true to its great cause when dreams and longing come knocking?

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The Boxcar Children: The Pumpkin Head Mystery $1.99 (regularly $4.99) – Through 10/31 Only

Every fall at the Beckett farm, visitors come to buy pumpkins and go on hayrides. Best of all, Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny get to dress up in costumes and help with the fun. But something is haunting the farm … a mysterious ghost with a glowing pumpkin head!

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: A Flavia de Luce Novel $1.99 (regularly $15!)

It is the summer of 1950–and at the once-grand mansion of Buckshaw, young Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is intrigued by a series of inexplicable events: A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Then, hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath. For Flavia, who is both appalled and delighted, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw. “I wish I could say I was afraid, but I wasn’t. Quite the contrary. This was by far the most interesting thing that had ever happened to me in my entire life.”

Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America $2.99 (regularly $15.99)

Drawing on a wealth of never-before-published material, including the FBI’s unredacted Groveland case files, as well as unprecedented access to the NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund files, King shines new light on this remarkable civil rights crusader, setting his rich and driving narrative against the heroic backdrop of a case that U.S. Supreme Court justice Robert Jackson decried as “one of the best examples of one of the worst menaces to American justice.”

Free eBooks (Regularly $0.99-$2.99!):

The Dragon King (regularly $2.99) – Only FREE Through 10/31

The story of The Dragon King began in 2006 on a pediatric burn unit in Nashville, Tennessee, where I met a boy named Ethan.  Ethan and his mother, Sarah, were visiting from California over the Thanksgiving holiday when Ethan fell into a bonfire. I heard via a chain of emails that Sarah would not leave her son’s side even for food and a request was sent out for people to bring meals directly to the room. I arrived with a lunch, a wooden sword and a felt crown only to feel completely inept and helpless at the sight of a bed ridden six year old hooked to oxygen, covered in bandages and in a morphine induced sleep.  Would he ever play with the toys I had brought him?  Would he survive his new grafts or the ones that were still to come in the following days?  Would he decide that the pain was  too great and simply give up?  “What can I do, what can I do?!” I thought over and over.

A story. He needs a story–one that tells of his bravery and strength, a story which inspires his imagination; that wonderfully creative space where anything is possible! So, I wrote a story for Ethan.  But, because I am a musician and not a children’s author, I didn’t quite know what to do with it and so it sat in my computer.  And it sat some more, and I lost track of the boy I met at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. Then, in 2010, as my family and I were moving and I was clearing files from a worn out computer, I stumbled across it.  And there again came that feeling of a lack of completion.  Why had I abandoned this story that I had felt so utterly compelled to write- this story that Ethan and this mother had never even heard? And then I realized–it needed music; the one thing that transcends all time and space, that speaks to us regardless of who we are or where we come from.  Because for me, music is the balm that heals the body, comforts the soul and knits us together in humanity. I am still looking for Ethan so that I can finally show him the story I wrote for him. Perhaps you know him?

Animate Me (regularly $2.99!)

She seemed far beyond his reach…could love draw them together? For years shy animator Nathan has carried a torch for Brooke, the beautiful and dynamic Director of Development at their animation studio, even creating B-Girl, a comic-book heroine in her likeness. When a new project throws the two of them together, lovestruck Nathan finally seizes his moment – only to find Arnauld, head of the animation studio, claiming exclusive rights to Brooke’s affections.

But Nathan, it turns out, is not giving up on his dreams so easily. With inspired determination, he sets out to be the super hero of wooing his girl. Threatened by his persistence, Arnauld plays dirty – only to spark an uprising at the studio that unleashes the sort of havoc only a building full of frustrated animators can create. While Nathan pulls out all the stops to win his B-girl, Brooke has to choose. Should she pursue the sparkling career that has taken her years to build…or follow her heart?

daynight (regularly $2.99!) – Only FREE Through 10/31

Full of competing agendas, romantic entanglements, humor, twists and turns, daynight is an award-winning, bestselling novel and first in the daynight series.

The Farm Town of Loosely (regularly $2.99)

It is a peaceful day for the farm town of Loosely. The weather is so hot that nothing moves under the sun. Nothing, except Wally Thomson and his friends who are having a refreshing mud bath. This is so much fun and the pigs are really enjoying it! After all, it`s summer, isn’t it? And what better option does a pig have than the mud? It suits them perfectly!

Sir Alex and the Missing Toys (regularly $0.99!)

Alex is bored! He doesn’t want to clean up the house, he just wants to play. Then, Alex gets an idea. He will be Sir Alex! He’ll ride on his horse and travel to the village, where a Toy-Stealing Terrible Troll has been seen. Why is the Troll stealing toys? What will Alex do to get the toys back? Find out in this light and fun bedtime story.

* If you don’t have a Kindle, keep in mind that you can still read books on your computer or other mobile devices with the FREE Kindle Reading Apps found here.

(Thanks, Kaitlin & Free Stuff Times!)

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