There’s a smattering of free kindle books and even after weeding out the short stories it’s still a bit spotty on quality –
- Cookouts Veggie Style! by Jolinda Hackett. Price: $0. Genre: Barbecuing & Grilling, Outdoor Cooking. Rated 4 stars on 4 reviews.
- The Adventures of Kid Combat Volume I: A Secret Lost by Christopher A. Helwink. Price: $0. Genre: Action & Adventure, A Trap for Kid Combat. My thoughts on the cover will have to wait because the 2nd book in the series takes things to the next level.
- The Adventures of Kid Combat Volume II: The Heist of Spring Road Toys by Christopher A. Helwink. Price: $0. Genre: The Heist of Toys?, Kid Combat, A Secret Base. The cover compelled me to click on it and see it in full-screen – there is absolutely nothing as bone-chilling as a mysterious man in a shroud and Top Gun sunglasses making a grab for a bunch of toys (just before he heads out to the beach for a bit of beach volleyball). It’s 519 kb so might be a big book.
- Virtual Strangers by Ola Zaltin and Susanne O’Leary. Price: $0. Genre: Mystery, Crime, Detective Story with a Romantic Twist. Rated 4.5 stars on 9 reviews. The man on the cover looks like you’d hope you never make his acquaintance.
- Dead Man’s Eye by Shaun Jeffrey. Price: $0. Genre: A Corneal Transplant operation unlike any other, A Legion of Demons, Girl vs the Demon Hordes. Rated 4 stars on 13 reviews. Reviewers think it’s a dark and brilliant novella. It’s got a bunch of reviews so it sneaks into the full book list.
Here are the ones that are novellas:
- Soul Swap – Promises (Five Worlds) by Carrie Olquin. Price: $0. Genre: Fantasy Romance, It benefits the National Breast Cancer Foundation (not sure how, given it’s free), The Prize for an all-too-sexy Warrior. Impressed by the fact that the cover shows 5 planets and 2 moons. Was almost expecting it to be called 5 Worlds and show 10 on the cover – in keeping with the grand tradition of indie book cover-artistry.
- The Magic of Windlier Wood (The Adventures of Newert) by N. R. Williams. Price: $0. Genre: Fantasy, A World losing its Magic, A Big Red Truck that isn’t very Magical. Rated 5 stars on 2 reviews.
- Wings of Evil by J. R. Tomlin and C. R. Daems. Price: $0. Genre: Young Adult Fantasy, The First Ones aren’t the Enemy, Mysterious Allies, Danger lies where you least expect it, Children’s Books. Rated 3 stars on 7 reviews.
- The Essence of Buddhism by David Tuffley. Price: $0. Genre: Short Novella, Buddhism Introduction. So, this gets a 2-star review from a person who complains this is ‘only an introduction to Buddhism’ – Did the fact that it’s called ‘the essence of Buddhism’ not strike the person as a good reason for it being ‘only’ an ‘introduction’ to Buddhism.
There were also a bunch of short stories that really put the short in short story.