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Friday, June 10, 2011

Friday's Free Books for Kindle, Nook, Sony, Kobo and More

Hi everyone, it's that time again. And I'm so glad you stopped by for Friday's Free Books. I've had the most terrible crud of a cold. So I will be resting this weekend with one of the many free books available today, along with some hot tea and cold medicine. Hope you enjoy the books this week. And please share the link to this post with others so they can partake in free books as well. Thanks.

I am now including free ebooks from Nook, Sony, Kobo and Harlequin as well as free books for Kindle. So now that's more books for you to enjoy. Do you want a free Kindle e-reader too? Well, listen closely, click HERE and download the free Kindle app for your phone, pc or laptop and voila! You have your very own Kindle e-reader...FREE! If you want a free Nook e-reader, then click HERE. Simple. Easy.

Enjoy the books and have a happy safe weekend.

Also, I try to add a mix of genre of free books, are there any genres that you would like to see more of on the list?

Disclaimer: Please check and make sure the free offer is still available before downloading any books. The books listed are free at the time of this posting. I have not read most if any of the books on this list. Please use your own discretion when acquiring books.

Life's A Beach by Claire Cook

Available Free at Amazon, click HERE for the Limited Edition, Kindle version. Available for Free at Barnes and Noble, click HERE for the Nook version. Available at Sony, click HERE. Also Free at Kobo, click HERE. Hardcover price is $23.95, what a savings!

Product Details: Sony

When Must Love Dogs was published, the Chicago Tribune called it "pitch-perfect" and the Washington Post declared, "Readers will hope that Claire Cook will be telling breezy summer stories from the South Shore of Massachusetts for seasons to come."

Life's a bit of a beach these days for Ginger Walsh, who's single at forty-one and living back home in the family FROG (Finished Room Over Garage). She's hoping for a more fulfilling life as a sea glass artist, but instead is babysitting her sister's kids and sharing overnights with Noah, her sexy artist boyfriend with commitment issues and a dog Ginger's cat isn't too crazy about. Geri, her BlackBerry-obsessed sister, is also nearly over the deep end about her pending fiftieth birthday (and might just drag Ginger with her). Toss in a dumpster-picking father, a Kama Sutra T-shirt-wearing mother, a movie crew come to town with a very cute gaffer, an on-again-off-again glassblower boyfriend, plus a couple of Red Hat realtors, and hilarity ensues. The perfect summer read, Life's a Beach is a warm, witty, and wise look at what it takes to move forward at any stage in life.

Dating Mr. December by Phillipa Ashley

Available Free at Amazon. Click HERE for Kindle version. Free at Barnes and Noble, click HERE for Nook version. Click HERE for the Sony version. For the Kobo version, click HERE.

Product Description: Publishers Weekly

British author Ashley infuses her debut (first published in the U.K. in 2006, and the inspiration for Lifetime TV's 2009 movie 12 Men of Christmas) with humor that somewhat offsets the formulaic tale of a woman retreating from urban life after being betrayed by her boyfriend and her boss. In England's Lake District, PR executive Emma Tremayne tries to help a local mountain rescue group stay solvent by creating a nude calendar featuring the rescuers. Will Tennant is the most reluctant model, and the most attractive. Emma needs him to agree to pose as Mr. December for the sake of the fund-raiser--and to show she can handle her new job. Emma and Will are clearly destined for each other, so their relationship and inevitable obstacles lack suspense, but readers will enjoy the breezy style and repartee.

They Almost Always Come Home by Cynthia Ruchti

Available for FREE at Barnes and Noble. Click HERE to download this for Nook Book. Also available for FREE for Kindle at Amazon, click HERE. 

Product Description: Publishers Weekly

In Ruchti's debut faith-based novel, Libby and Greg's marriage is sputtering in the wake of their daughter's death. Libby's thinking about leaving—until she's faced with the prospect of becoming a widow when Greg fails to return from a solo trip to the Canadian wilderness. As Libby, her best friend Jen, and father-in-law Frank go after Greg to bring him back or learn his fate, Libby also learns about herself, family, and faith. It's a great premise, and Ruchti has enough energy to make the suspense last for just about the whole book, even as she unpacks the marriage troubles in the background and the character interplay among the searchers in the foreground. A lot of readers will like Libby, who is flawed enough to be humble and teachable; a few might find her brittle and defensive wit (rocks with bad toupees of lichen) a little much. Libby's friend Jen, however, is improbably saintly. Crisp dialogue propels the story forward unobtrusively. Ruchti shows imagination and promise.


The First Kill by Darcia Helle

Available for Free at Amazon. Click HERE for U.S. Kindle version. Also available for Free at Barnes and Noble. Click HERE for Nook version. Available on Sony as well. Click HERE. Click HERE for Kobo version.

Product Description:

At what point does a man choose to become a hired killer? Sean Riley is a hit man. His first kill defined the man he became. Short story based on characters from the two Michael Sykora novels - No Justice and Beyond Salvation.


Text Order Bride by Kirsten Osbourne

Available for Free on Amazon. Click HERE for Kindle Version. Also Free at Barnes and Noble Click HERE for Nook version.

Product Description: Amazon

In this short story, Amanda, a home making teacher from Texas, believes that love has passed her by. She agrees to start communicating with someone her friend knows in Wisconsin, because she wants children, not because she believes that there is love out there waiting for her.

When, after two months of communicating, Jason proposes, she agrees, thinking it is her last chance for a husband and children. Love doesn't enter into it. After she meets Jason, she isn't so sure about that part of things.

Inherited Danger by Brian Rathbone

Available Free on Amazon. Click HERE for Kindle version. Free at Barnes and Noble, click HERE for Nook version.

Product Details: Amazon Review (Linda)

Legend says that a Herald will be born who will save the land of Godfist from invaders. This Herald will fight for their freedom. To some it is only a legend but to others it is a prophecy, waiting to be fulfilled. The Zjhon are ancient enemies and are planning an attack but no one takes heed of these warnings until it is too late. Now it is up to the Herald to save them. The question is... will the Herald realize her destiny in time to save Godfist?

But that's not all...the Zjhon believe in the prophecy and have given the order to search for the Herald and do away with her. This is an intriguing fantasy and is hard to put down. The description of scenery is so well written that I could imagine it in my mind. The characters are believable and well developed. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The Dawning of Power is a trilogy, which includes Call of the Herald, Inherited Danger, and Dragon Ore. I would recommend this book for all ages.
The Part-Time People by Tom Lichtenberg

Available for Free at Amazon. Click HERE Kindle Version. Available for Free at Barnes and Noble, click HERE for Nook version. Free Sony version click HERE. For the Kobo version click HERE.

Product Details: Barnes and Noble

DeBarrie's Stationery Store needed help again. Somehow, the part-time people never worked out. It was a problem. One after another, the part-time people came and went, and sometimes, nobody ever found out what happened to them. The newest one seemed even more hopeless than usual. His job application announced "there's a man who follows me around and ruins everything I try to do".

Blindsight by Kait Nolan

Available for Free at Amazon, click HERE for Kindle version. Free at Barnes and Noble, click HERE for Nook version. For the Sony version, click HERE.

Product Details: Barnes and Noble

Isla's ability as a Seer has made her a life-long captive of a paranormal crime lord. Fae assassin, Ransom, offers her a chance at escape, but when she touches his hand she sees only blood, horror, apocalypse. What reason can Ransom have for wanting to rescue her, and can she possibly trust a man who deals in death?



Hidden by Blood by Laurie London

Available for Free at Amazon, click HERE for Kindle version. Available for Free at Barnes and Noble, click HERE for the Nook version.

Product Details: Amazon

Deep within the forests of the Pacific Northwest, two vampire coalitions battle for supremacy--Guardians who safeguard humanity and Darkbloods, rogues who will stop at nothing to satisfy their craving for the sweetest of human blood.

Now, former Army Ranger Finn McKentry finds himself imprisoned as a blood slave, forced to submit to an enemy more powerful than any he's encountered before. Only Brenna Stewart, the woman he'd loved and lost, can set him free--but the secret she harbors might lead them down the most dangerous path of all...


Cotillion by Georgette Heyer

Available for Free at Amazon, click HERE for Kindle version. Available for Free at Barnes and Noble, click HERE for the Nook version. Click HERE for Sony version. Click HERE for Kobo version.

Product Details: Library Journal

Miss Catherine Charing is in a difficult situation. Her irascible and eccentric guardian, Mr. Matthew Penicuik, will bestow his entire fortune on her only if she will marry one of his great-nephews, not a choice lot. The Rev. Hugh Rattney is a self-righteous prig; Capt. Claud Rattney is a well-known rake; Lord Dolphinton is none too bright and frightened to death of his Mama; the Honorable Frederick Standon is a useless fribble; and Kitty's hero, Capt. Jack Westruther, resisting Uncle Matthew's tyrannical ways, has refused to even show up. If Kitty does not accept one of them, she will be penniless and homeless. Driven to folly by these circumstances, she attempts to flee to London to find a position as a governess. Heyer's characterizations are at their sharpest as her people change and grow in unexpected directions. The book is a joy to listen to, as Phyllida Nash manages to keep the complicated cast of characters both separate and equal. Highly recommended for all public library collections where romance or the author's works are popular

L.A. Noire: The Collected Stories by Rockstar Games

Available for Free at Amazon, click HERE for the Kindle version. Also Free at Barnes and Noble, click HERE for the Nook version. Click HERE for the Sony version.  Click HERE for the Kobo version.

Product Details: Sony

Rockstar Games has partnered with Mulholland Books to publish a collection of short fiction expanding the world of the newest groundbreaking achievement in storytelling: the interactive crime thriller L.A. Noire.

1940s Hollywood, murder, deception and mystery take center stage as readers reintroduce themselves to characters seen in L.A. Noire. Explore the lives of actresses desperate for the Hollywood spotlight; heroes turned defeated men; and classic Noir villains. Readers will come across not only familiar faces, but familiar cases from the game that take on a new spin to tell the tales of emotionally torn protagonists, depraved schemers and their ill-fated victims.

With original short fiction by Megan Abbott, Lawrence Block, Joe Lansdale, Joyce Carol Oates, Francine Prose, Jonathan Santlofer, Duane Swierczynski and Andrew Vachss, L.A. Noire: The Collected Stories breathes new life into a time-honored American tradition, in an exciting anthology that will appeal to fans of suspense and gamers everywhere.
The Strange Case of Finley Jayne: The Steampunk Chronicles by Cady Cross

Available for Free at Amazon, click HERE for the Kindle version. Also available at Barnes and Noble, click HERE for the Nook version. Click HERE for the Sony version. Click HERE for the Kobo version. Click HERE for Free Harlequin Teen download.

Product Details: Harlequin Teen

Finley Jayne knows she's not 'normal'. Normal girls don't lose time, or have something inside them that makes them capable of remarkably violent things. Her behavior has already cost her one job, so when she's offered the lofty position of companion to Phoebe, a debutante recently engaged to Lord Vincent, she accepts, despite having no experience. Lord Vincent is a man of science with his automatons and inventions, but Finley is suspicious of his motives where Phoebe is concerned. She will do anything to protect her new friend, but what she discovers is even more monstrous than anything she could have imagined...


  1. Thanks, Lena! I downloaded the first one, Life's a Beach, which sounds like ideal summer read.

    As I don't have an ebook and I will have to read this on my laptop (kindle for PC), I didn't download any others. But I was tempted.

    Or maybe I should download it so I've got these books already when I DO get an ebook? Hmm!

    Thanks anyway!

  2. Thanks for your effort - I did manage to download the Strange Case of Finley Jayne!

  3. Leeswammes, you should download the ones you really like or think you might enjoy because they may not be available for free in the future, some of the time they are only free a limited time only as promos. I don't download them all myself, just the ones I really think I might enjoy or read in the future.

    Thank you Laura, :-D I'm glad you like them. Please do share with others.

  4. Thanks Anachronist. Hope you enjoy it.

  5. Oh, thanks for bringing them up! I've already spotted some I find interesting. Definitely going to take a closer look. :)

    Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

    Rebecca @ kindle fever

  6. Lena, I just downloaded everyone of them! Its gonna be a fun week!!!! Thanks!

  7. Thanks for the heads up! I just spent a good amount of time over at the Sony store picking up some of these and a few others. =O)

  8. Sorry you are a bit under the weather. i hear Ginger tea is good for colds. Take care, plenty of rest and do get some extra sleep. thanks for the list of freebies. I need to learn to download using my Sony ereader, just have not even taken out of its package, NOW YOU KNOW!!lol

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  10. Thanks, Lena, for this selection!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and feel better.

  11. Thank you for stopping by Bex, Ms. Pettaway, Michelle, Lineofserenity, Sidne and Michelle. I really hope you enjoy the books and have plenty to read for the summer. Have a fabulous weekend.

  12. What a great feature, Lena! I really appreciate how you share a synopsis for each one. Sometimes I get the emails from Amazon for books that free or a low price, but I get overwhelmed by all the titles and no synopses.

    I just downloaded a few of these on to my Kindle. I look forward to checking them out. :)


  13. You are such a sweetheart for taking the time to make this list for us!
    Thank you very much!

  14. Thank you for sharing all this great info!!! I know it is probably a lot of work. And I've found myself using the Kindle app quite a bit ... it is fantastic!

  15. That first book looks like it would be a great summer read. Thanks!

  16. I have to get one of those reading gadgets since it's time to catch up to the world..Thanks for the info! Priceless..

  17. Is 'The Strange Case of Finley Jayne' a prequel to The Steampunk Chronicles? If so, does it mean i have to read it first before reading The Girl In The Steel Corset? Or not really?

    Anyway, thanks for another batch of free books!

  18. Thank you for sharing this list with us Lena.


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