Friday Morning: 5 Free Books on Kindle

June 1, 2012 · 43 comments

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Through a Glass DarklyThrough a Glass Darkly
by Karleen Koen
FREE on Kindle

As opulent and passionate as the 18th century it celebrates. Through a Glass Darkly will sweep you away to the splendors of a lost era. Like gone with the wind, it is rich with characters so vivid — from aristocrats to scoundrels– they create their own immortality. Here is the story of a great family ruled by a dowager of extraordinary power: of a young woman seeking love in a world of English luxury and French intrigue and of a man haunted by a secret that could turn all their dreams to ashes…

Wild Goose Chase (A Quilting Mystery)Wild Goose Chase (A Quilting Mystery)
by Terri Thayer
FREE on Kindle

A computer techie by trade, Dewey Pellicano would rather swallow needles than be pinned down to a life of quilting. But when her mother passes away, Dewey must exchange code for calico as the new proprietress of Quilter Paradiso.

Between learning the business and dealing with a conniving employee who is also her sister-in-law, Dewey is ready to snap. During a national quilt show, quilting celebrity Claire Armstrong offers to buy the shop. But before Dewey can accept, she finds the famous quilter lying dead on the floor—a bloody rotary cutter at her side.

When hunky homicide detective Buster Healy enters the scene, romance flourishes… until another murder takes place. Can Dewey thread together the pieces to this murderous pattern before the killer strikes again?

The Fisherman's SonThe Fisherman’s Son
by Marilyn Peake
FREE on Kindle

The Fisherman’s Son is a middle grade fantasy novel about the adventures of Wiley O’Mara. On the back of a magical dolphin, the twelve-year-old rescues six boys trapped in an ancient city under the sea. Along the way, he fights both The Beast in the Forest and a Fire Beast guarding the city of old.

A Blade AwayA Blade Away
by Jack Wallen
FREE on Kindle

Prepare to meet the most twisted serial killer since Hannibal Lecter.

On the surface Lakme appears human, but deep below the the skin and meat beats a heart so damaged he has no choice but to unleash a special blend of horror upon the transgendered men of Louisville, Kentucky.

The “God of Gender” will not stop until he has brought each of his victims closer to their truest selves with the gift of transformation.

A struggling young police officer, Jamie Davenport, finds herself fighting the suspicions of a victimized population reluctant to cooperate, a police force unwilling to take the crimes seriously, and a killer that is always one step ahead.

Stirring Up TroubleStirring Up Trouble
by Juli Alexander
FREE on Kindle

Zoe Miller is a 15-year-old witch with a talent for potions. She’s working hard to find a substitute for toad slime. Since fat-free margarine has been found to be a substitute for dead man’s toe, she’s hopeful that she’ll find one.

Then there’s all the so-called normal stuff. Like high school, her annoyingly selfish “friend” Anya, and her crush on Anya’s ex-boyfriend Jake.

Now, Zoe’s dad is dating Jake’s mom, and things are getting more and more complicated. If only Zoe could brew a potion or two and set everything straight. Zoe can’t. If she brews a self-serving potion, bad things will happen to her appearance. Like a crooked nose, giant wart, green skin, rotting teeth–the whole ugly witch stereotype.

Zoe’s tired of fate interfering so cruelly in her life. Can you really blame her for putting her potions to not-so-good use and stirring up trouble?

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Della Moore McCullough June 1, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Thank you!

Emma Southee June 1, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Some Free Kindle books for today if you'd like to try something out of your comfort zone.

Charlene Emerson June 1, 2012 at 3:12 pm

If the proofreading in the ad for "Through a Glass Darkly" is representative of the book, I think I'll pass. Honestly – "of a young woman seeking low in a world of English luxury and French intrigue” – I'm sure they mean "seeking LOVE" but that sort of thing really ruins the pleasure of reading for me.

Christy Smith Hedden June 1, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Through a Glass Darkly is one of my favorite books. I have the hardcover and have read it numerous times. If you love historical fiction, you will love this book!

Jafet Martinez June 1, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Thanks for the review just dld it!

Barbara Schroeder Peranich June 1, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Now I can't wait to begin reading it! :)

Rebecka Purtell King June 1, 2012 at 7:35 pm

I love when people leave these types of reviews!!

Cathi Falconwing June 1, 2012 at 9:06 pm

you know, it's a trilogy..a glass darkly is the middle of it. Dark angels is the prequel and face to face the sequel to Glass Darkly. Oh yeah, they rock just as hard. Enjoy. There is no better feeling in the world than to find out there is more to enjoy from an author than just one book….like two or three. Rumoe has it, there maybe another book next year in this….series?

Lisa Walker Ezzell Ijames June 1, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Do you need to read them in order?

Cathi Falconwing June 1, 2012 at 9:29 pm

No…I actually think reading glass first makes you appreciate the others better. You know why the grandmother does things a certain way..etc. I ended up rereading glass again knowing the background better and it made it even better. The characters become more REAL…..

Sheryl L. Johnson June 1, 2012 at 3:17 pm

hmmmm….so many good free books….so little time….LOL Thanks!

Barbara Schroeder Peranich June 1, 2012 at 4:19 pm

My thoughts, exactly! I have a B/W kindle for novels and biographies and such, and a Kindle Fire for all things color! ;)

Karen Primeau Kapano June 1, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Me too! :)

Cathi Falconwing June 1, 2012 at 9:30 pm

me too….wouldnt part with either one for the world!

Bonnie Sanders June 1, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Thanks for the free books! Love them! Now to just find the time to read them all!

Glenda Fox June 1, 2012 at 3:25 pm

have my Kindle fully loaded for vacation if it rains! or just hanging out under the umbrella! Thanks!

Brenda Rackeweg Bolin June 1, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Wild Goose Chase is NOT FREE! Beware.

David Rosen June 1, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Wild Goose chase is free in the U.S. right now. Just be sure to click the link in the post so you find the right version.

Brenda Rackeweg Bolin June 1, 2012 at 3:53 pm

When I follow the links on Pixel I only get the book choice, not the Kindle version.

Jafet Martinez June 1, 2012 at 4:21 pm

just checked it and it is indeed free heres the direct link to the free book see if it works now

Pam Field June 1, 2012 at 8:36 pm

I just clicked the link and it had the kindle version for free.

Tammy Curtis Laisure June 1, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Yay, I chose 2 :) I love getting free reads!

Janice Tucker June 1, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Thank you so much for the free books!

Gayle Grady June 1, 2012 at 3:32 pm

romance western cowboy love storys.

Lynda Fannin Pounds June 1, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Two other books in The Fisherman's Son series is free as well.

Brenda Kidd Pritchard June 1, 2012 at 3:47 pm

I love the free books. I would not be able to read as many if I had to purchase them all. Thanks!

Margaret Kelly June 1, 2012 at 3:50 pm

love the free books, having a hard time reading them all.

Jessica Renee Felder June 1, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Oh my goodness. Thank you soooooo much for the section.

Linda D Waters June 1, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Love the free books – a great variety of stories.

Jennifer Minar Jaynes June 1, 2012 at 4:38 pm

FANTASTIC resource.

Diane Pritchard Eder June 1, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Brenda, thanks so much. What a savings you have shared. Happy reading!

Laura Edmark June 1, 2012 at 6:37 pm

I love this stuff – so many good books to choose from!

Dorothy Durrenberger June 1, 2012 at 6:41 pm

This is so much fun. Thanks!

Nan Wiese June 1, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Through a Glass Darkly is one of the best books ever and there are two more that follow. Can't believe it's free!

Gene Covello June 1, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Thank you POI.

Bing Chua June 1, 2012 at 10:48 pm

love, love, love Through a Glass Darkly – first of three; read it twice but somehow lost my copy – thank you for this freebie!

Sandy Jenkins Jordan June 2, 2012 at 12:50 am

I have so many books! I could take vacations galore and still have plenty of books to read! Thanks for sharing your finds!

Diane Kaste June 2, 2012 at 12:54 am

Loved Through a Glass Darkly, there is a sequel to it as well.

Pamela Johnson Grimes June 2, 2012 at 4:13 am

Through a Glass Darkly is a great book. I read the hardcover and I would love to see the sequel on Pixel of Ink one of these days!

Thea Melton June 2, 2012 at 11:59 am

Thanks for the good review. I will read it next.

Juli Alexander June 2, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Thanks POI!

Deborah McMillan Brent June 2, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Juli Alexander's book is a fun read.

Juli Alexander June 2, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Thanks, Debbie!

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