Sunday Morning Round-Up: 6 Free Kindle Books

April 22, 2012 · 64 comments

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Hippie Boy: A Girl's Story
Hippie Boy: A Girl’s Story

by Ingrid Ricks
FREE on Kindle

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What would you do if your Mormon stepfather pinned you down and tried to cast Satan out of you? For thirteen-year-old Ingrid, the answer is simple: RUN.

For years Ingrid has begged her free-wheeling dad to let her join him on the road as a tool-selling vagabond to escape the suffocating poverty and religion at home. When her devout Mormon mother marries Earl―a homeless Vietnam vet who exploits the religion’s male-dominated culture to oppress and abuse her family―she finally gets her wish. Ingrid spends the next few summers living on the margins while hustling tools with her dad and his slimy, revolving sales crew. He becomes her lifeline and escape from Earl. But when her dad is arrested, she learns the lesson that will change her life: she can’t look to others to save her; she has to save herself.

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The Gauntlet Assassin
The Gauntlet Assassin

by L.J. Sellers
FREE on Kindle

The year is 2023 and ex-detective Lara Evans is working as a freelance paramedic in a bleak new world. She responds to an emergency call and is nearly killed when a shooter flees the home. Inside she finds the federal employment commissioner wounded, but she’s able to save his life. The next day Lara leaves for the Gauntlet—a national competition of intense physical and mental challenges with high stakes for her home state. She spots the assailant lurking at the arena and soon after, she lands in deep trouble. Who is the mysterious killer and what is motivating him? Can Lara stop him, stay alive, and win the Gauntlet?

Breaking TWIG
Breaking TWIG

by Deborah Epperson
FREE on Kindle

Set in rural Georgia in the 1960s, Breaking Twig is a coming-of-age novel about Becky (Twig) Cooper, a young woman trying to survive the physical and emotional abuse of her mother, Helen, a beautiful, calculating woman who can, with a mere look, send the meanest cur in Sugardale, Georgia running for its life.

Not even Twig’s vivid imagination, keen wit, and dark sense of humor is enough to help her survive the escalating assaults of Helen and a new stepbrother, but help comes from an unexpected source–Frank, her stepfather. Sometimes, having one person who loves and believes in you is all a girl needs to keep hope alive.

Often raw and irreverent and sprinkled with all the Southern flavoring found in a good bowl of chicken and dumplings, Breaking Twig, is about finding love where we least expect it, destroying lives with easy lies, and realizing each of us determine our own truth.

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Dead Spell
Dead Spell

by Belinda Frisch
FREE on Kindle

Harmony Wolcott’s darkest secret has clawed its way back from the grave and only her best friend, Brea believes her.

Adam, Harmony’s boyfriend, fears for her safety. Her mentally ill mother is too busy tending her own demons to care. Brea’s family, who has denounced Harmony’s for years, buried the truth along with their former friendship.

Harmony looks for answers in the wreckage of her forgotten childhood home but when her search leads her down a dark path, Brea and Adam must pick up the crumbs to get much needed closure.

Some secrets you keep, even from yourself. Dead Spell is about a ghost with a past and a girl who would die to forget it.


by Bernard Schaffer
FREE on Kindle

A deadly shooting leaves police officer Frank O’Ryan with a shattered knee and a growing addiction to Percocet. Upon his return to duty, he is assigned to assist the most despised person in his police department, Detective Vic Ajax. Together, the two officers will encounter everything from drug stashes hidden inside dirty baby diapers to geriatric child molesters to a six-foot legendary figure called “The Truth Rabbit.”

Their journey will take them into a world of maddening bureaucracy, crushing isolation, and unsung heroism from which so few return. Superbia is the funniest, scariest, most brutal account of what police officers truly experience, written by the only author in the world who could take on such a task.

The Nexus
The Nexus

by J. Kraft Mitchell
FREE on Kindle

In this city, criminals may just make the best crime fighters.

The United Space Programs built the floating city to be a better place for humanity, free of the crime and corruption that riddled the cities of Earth. They failed. Less than a century old, the satellite metropolis of Anterra now harbors a massive criminal underground.

Jill Branch is just one of countless teenagers who have been sucked into the illegal activities of the city. She’s an errander–a pawn for crime lords to hire for their grunt work. But her latest task turned out to be more than she bargained for. Now she’s on the run from an undercover government agent. But she’s about to find out he doesn’t want to arrest her; he wants to recruit her. And if Jill agrees, she may be part of one of the most unique crime fighting projects in history.

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Billie Jo Hellen April 22, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Breaking Twig and Hippie Boy were both good reads.

Jane Pellegrino April 22, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Love these freebies.

Pam Bedford Bouchard April 22, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Loved Breaking Twig!

Karen Woolwine April 22, 2012 at 2:53 pm

love this site. I can always find something that interests me.

Sharon Petit Costello April 22, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Enjoyed both books very much! Breaking Twig and Hippie Boy.

Gayle Latham Burtner April 22, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Thank you Pixel! Love all the free books.

Alicia Keenon April 22, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Free Kindle books for Sunday Morning – check it out. I got a few.

Mary LeMieux McDonald April 22, 2012 at 2:56 pm

I picked Breaking Twig.

Connie Biscari Amaral April 22, 2012 at 2:57 pm

thank you pixel, you're great.

Carolee A Herechski April 22, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Looking forward to reading Breaking Twig, thanks.

Linda Becker April 22, 2012 at 2:58 pm

I was just wondering if the books are free because there are so many typos in them? What happened to pride in accomplishment for the proofreaders & typesetters?

Christine Kolbe April 22, 2012 at 5:19 pm

A lot of free novels seem to be self-published. I've noticed that, and for that reason, I can excuse the typos to a point. From this list, I finally just finished reading Breaking Twig, and it has very few typos compared to what I'm used to. I also have Superbia but haven't read it yet, and just downloaded Dead Spell. Breaking Twig was great. I'm so glad I finally got around to reading it.

Larry Cutler April 22, 2012 at 5:47 pm

I used to be a typesetter/proofreader, and i hate typos! I can spot them all of the time

Erin Gordon April 22, 2012 at 5:58 pm

I know that when print books are converted to e-versions, Amazon's software can create a lot of certain types of typos. If the author isn't aware of this, the typos can go un-fixed. Happened to my sister until reviews prompted her to look at her kindle version again, and she found a ton of typos that weren't in her print version. She contacted Amazon and got it all fixed, but it took awhile. Sucks for her that the bad reviews are still there. May be the case in some of the books.

Carrie Michaels April 22, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Loved Hippie Boy and Breaking Twig!

Sarah Scott Blankenship April 22, 2012 at 3:00 pm

I downloaded Breaking Twig last time it popped up on here. Great read! Don't miss it.

Sandy Talasz LaBadie April 22, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Breaking twig was a good read. Really enjoyed it.

Sheri Dawn April 22, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Thank you! :)

Shelly Bobrowski April 22, 2012 at 3:26 pm

thank you!!!

Stephen Livingston April 22, 2012 at 3:06 pm

One of my short stories "Recycling" is available to download for FREE today:
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Best wishes, Stephen Livingston.

Kerrie Higgins Burggren April 22, 2012 at 3:07 pm

I had already downloaded Breaking Twig and just downloaded Hippie Boy….from the comments I'll have to move these two to the top of my next read list!

Nikki Stemen April 22, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Looking to read these great books! Thanks to POI I now have 20 books to read! All FREE! thank you for your hard work :)

Leanne Herda April 23, 2012 at 4:27 am

I have at least 15 that ive downloaded. I was reading one a day and those were downloaded in the three days prior to me drowning my Kindle. Guess what…..KINDLES ARE NOT WATERPROOF! And reading on my Android just isnt cutting it. So far my 6 yr okd is able to save $$ faster than I am. Hell have a new something before I get a new Kindle!

Sue E. Saunders April 22, 2012 at 3:09 pm

thank you picked up 2 new books today.

Jim Platt April 22, 2012 at 3:09 pm

This site is my equivalent to the city library without leaving home, or remembering my card…

Maryjo Marshall April 22, 2012 at 3:11 pm

THANK YOU for the free books!
also, thank you for recommending breaking twig and hippie boy…looking forward to reading these.

Anna Rose Lingen April 22, 2012 at 3:16 pm

half of these books I already got for free here. Aren't there any new titles? I'm grateful, but I've seen some of these posted nearly once a week.

Kristin Huse-harris April 22, 2012 at 3:16 pm

got Breaking Twig and Hippie Boy..thank you.

Donald Seaman April 22, 2012 at 3:31 pm

I am looking forward to both Hippie Girl and Breaking Twig. Sidebar: WOW 17 comments and I am the only Male? do men not read anymore? or are most men to embarrassed or think they are too good to comment on books. I read 4-5 books a week sometimes 2-3 at a time? Could not live without books and e-readers (nook, kindle, IPADS, all are the best invention ever. Been loyal "kindler" since it was introduced. Hand down my old models to senior homes or shelters. About breaking twig: when I first saw just the title, thought it was a parody of Breaking Dawn (just read the whole collection again for who knows why..) Have a great Sunday everyone..

Christine Frey April 22, 2012 at 3:33 pm

A great batch of books this morning. God, why can't I read faster? But thank you for the books, I really am grateful for the bounty.

Margaret Jacoby April 22, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Thanks for the free books – opens my eyes to new authors and genres.

Sue Sanders Wright April 22, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Great books today! Thanks so very much.

June Holland April 22, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Always something worth reading and most always free!

Cathy Joy Reed April 22, 2012 at 3:45 pm

I Chose hippie boy, breaking twig and the nexus

Victoria Buchanan April 22, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Thank you! Picked up 2 today!

Tessy Beahan Kalist April 22, 2012 at 4:03 pm

thank you! great books!

Donna Clark April 22, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Thanks! I chose the first 3. They look good.

Susan Kissman April 22, 2012 at 4:32 pm

I enjoyed both Breaking Twig and Hippie Boy.

Suzan Colvin Elliott April 22, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Hippie Boy was a really great read!

Toni D. Abbott April 22, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Thx again for all the free books! :)

Teresa Teani April 22, 2012 at 4:40 pm

just got breaking twig and hippie boy…cant wait to read them! thanks Pixel

Tarantula Den April 22, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Thank you! Take care namaste ~Tarantula lady.

Dee Fox April 22, 2012 at 4:52 pm

I've yet to download a book that wasn't a great read. Thanks for all the free books.

Nina Laden April 22, 2012 at 5:03 pm

I love Hippie Boy! Great read. It's a must-download.

Christal Albrecht Anderson April 22, 2012 at 5:07 pm

I haven't read Hippie Boy, but from the description, I won't be! The author might want to look into the Mormon religion a little bit more before they decide to write about it. Just from the description, they are totally off base… I really hope that all of those who have read the book or plan to read the book, will realize that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints or the Mormon's, are not like that. Please research the church if you want to know what it is really about. There is plenty of information at

Melanie Olsen Abshire April 23, 2012 at 9:51 am

I read that description as well, and I was stunned. I will not read this book either because it sounds like there is nothing in there that resembles The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Tami Mordecki April 22, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Thank you so much for the books!

Christine Macdonald April 22, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Hippie Boy is the BEST!

Dani Schmitt Williams April 22, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Loved Breaking Twig!

Pam Lobin Haworth April 22, 2012 at 6:09 pm

I can overlook a few typos for free books, you still get the idea…Breaking Twig was good, I will read Hippie Boy next!

Jennifer D. Stubbs April 22, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Downloaded Breaking Twig. Got Superbia, but haven't read it yet. Thanks for the books!

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Doris Dolton April 22, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Thanks for the books. Looks like a lot of good reading for me.

Lorelei Frank April 22, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Great source for free kindle books.

Jayme Bratschi Langhorst April 22, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Just FYI- Breaking Twig is a wonderfully written book, but it is a DARK read, IMO.

Cedar Burnett April 22, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Love Hippie Boy!

Brenda Burnett April 22, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Me too!

Gene Covello April 22, 2012 at 10:25 pm

Thanks for the free books.

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