First, for your Kindle, the 4 free books –
- A Horse to Love by Marsha Hubler. Price: $0. Genre: Horses, Childrens’ Books.
Thirteen-year-old foster kid Skye Nicholson has become an expert at being an angry, cold, and defensive teenager. After breaking more foster home placements than she cares to count, and committing numerous offenses, she’s headed to her final resort — juvenile detention.
But after a court compromise, hope finds her through a beautiful sorrel quarter horse named Champ and the tough love of Tom and Eileen Chamber, who offer her another chance at their home at Keystone Stables. There she’s introduced to a God who has the power to truly save her, no matter how much she thinks she’s not worth saving.
- Silent Screams by C. E. Lawrence. Price: $0. Genre: Crime, Serial Killers. Rated 4 stars on 16 reviews.
A Deranged Killer’s Twisted Urges
In the streets of New York City, the Slasher chooses his victim–and makes his move. As he wraps his fingers around the girl’s pretty throat, his power increases. As he carves into her skin, his words become flesh. As he arranges her lifeless body in a loving tableau, his fantasies demand new, more violent sacrifices. . .
A Profiler’s Cunning Plan
At first, NYPD detectives suspect a jealous boyfriend. But criminal profiler Lee Campbell senses something darker, even ritualistic, about the murder.
- 25 Days, 26 Ways to Make This Your Best Christmas Ever by Ace Collins. Price: $0. Genre: Christmas, Self-Help, Christian. Rated 4 stars on 12 reviews.
Christmas should be the most anticipated day of the year. But many people dread the shopping, financial strain, and extra activities they have to sandwich between the layers of their already too-busy lives.Bestselling author Ace Collins is the perfect guide to help them navigate the stress of the holidays. As he shares twenty-six easy ways to revamp Christmas expectations, readers will relax, refuel, and readjust their attitude toward the season. Each upbeat chapter contains easy to apply ideas for taking a fresh look at a holiday tradition or task and making it positive and meaningful.
- Huckleberry Finished by Livia J. Washington. Price: $0. Genre: Mystery, Woman Sleuths, Genre Fiction. Rated 4 stars on 8 reviews.
Set aboard a Mark Twain–themed cruise on the not-so-peaceful Mississippi, Washburn’s snappy second mystery to feature literary travel agent Delilah Dickinson (after 2008’s Frankly My Dear, I’m Dead) shows how much mischief a tour group can get into while confined to a moving paddle wheeler.
When one of Delilah’s charges, Ben Webster, causes a scene in the casino, the captain calls Delilah on the carpet. Ben later vanishes only to reappear as a corpse. Meanwhile, a charming onboard Mark Twain impersonator, Mark Lansing, takes a shine to Delilah, but turns out to have more than one identity to hide.
There were 12 books for this post and 8 disappeared somewhere between 11:30 and 12:30. So only 4 are included.
The Case of the Disappearing Free Kindle Books
At 10:45 am EST there were 26 free kindle books. Went through and listed 14 and then realized that the offers might go away so sent out the post with 14 free books by 11:30 am or so. At that time one of the books had gone missing. The rest were still there.
Began writing the post with the other 12 free books and comments started coming in that some of the books were missing.
It seems that there was some limit for the preorders or a mistake. Perhaps there was a limit at 1,000 free books or 10,000 free books. Perhaps it was a mistake. Perhaps it was a way to increase sales rank for these preorders. Whatever the cause, the book offers started getting pulled and by 12:30 pm we were down from 26 free offers to 8.
- On Monday and Tuesday it’s a good idea to check the blog (or if you have an email subscription – your email) as early as you can. If there’s a free book post it’s best to get all the books instantly.
- If there isn’t a post by 9 am EST it’s a good idea to head over to Amazon and search for ‘-public -breakthrough’ and then arrange books by Price: Low to High. Then the new free books will be listed amongst all the others. Alternatively, you can go to the official kindle forum and someone will usually have listed what free books are available.
- On Mondays and Tuesdays this would really help. On other days there usually aren’t a bunch of offers in the morning.
The blog and the official kindle forum are the best options. Have a search tool at one of my other sites but the forum works better and this blog gets updated almost as quickly as the forum.
This is the first time that the free book offers disappeared so quickly – Usually they’re around for at least a half a day. Didn’t get all 26 books myself (missed at least 10, perhaps more) – Just so you realize that the offers don’t usually disappear like this. From now on, will send out free book posts instantly and then add genre information and snippets later. That cost 30 minutes and ended up causing problems this time.