Sunday, 6 November 2011

Great Kindle Deals Newsletter - 6 November 2011

Hi everyone, a lot has happened since the new Kindle was released last month, there's lots of free and cheap books out at the moment and I have a few clarifications to make in this issue about what we reported last time. The focus this week for the cheap books section is Halloween.

Last issue I wrongly stated that the UK was getting an unfair deal when I compared the price of the Kindles - it actually turns out that these are two slightly different models, the UK version comes without adverts (or special offers as Amazon calls them) and the US version comes with them.

1. Amazon Prime subscribers in US get free books - Subscribers to Amazon Prime in the US are getting  another free service, as well as getting 2-day shipping for $79 a week they are also getting 1 free book rental from a limited Kindle library - this rental can last for an indefinite period. They also get unlimited movie streaming of selected movies for subscribing to the service.

2. New Kindle Personal features:
Your documents are now automatically archived in your Kindle library (you can control this from the Manage Your Kindle page at

•       Archived documents can be re-downloaded from your archive to the all-new Kindle, as well as Kindle Keyboard (Kindle 3rd Generation--requires the latest software update v3.3 from – you will be able to find and download your documents from any of these devices that are registered to your account.

•       Now (just as with Kindle books) Whispersync automatically synchronises your last page read, bookmarks and annotations for your documents (with the exception of PDFs) across devices.


Cheap books:
1. Speed dating with the dead by Scott Nicholson - £2.14
Rated 3.5 stars average from 3 customer reviews
Synopsis: "When Digger Wilson brings his paranormal team Spirit Seekers International to the White Horse Inn, he is skeptical that his dead wife will keep her half of the bargain. He doesn’t believe in ghosts, and just before she died, she promised to meet him there.

But when one of the conference guests channels a mysterious presence and an Ouija board spells out a pet phrase known only to Digger and his wife, his convictions are challenged.

And when guests start to disappear, Digger and his daughter Kendra must face the circle of demons that view the hotel as their personal playground. Because soon the inn will be closing for good, angels can’t be trusted, and demons don’t like to play alone . . ."

2. Zombie Bits - £1.55
Rated 4 stars average from 2 customer reviews
Synopsis: "A collection of eight zombie short stories from best-selling author Scott Nicholson. Includes two stories from "The Best of All Flesh" series, as well as the original post-apocalyptic story "A Farewell to Arms" written especially for this volume. Also includes a short story from Jack Kilborn (ENDURANCE) and a "Zombie Apocalypse Survival Scorecard" from Jonathan Maberry (PATIENT ZERO, ROT AND RUIN), as well as a post-apocalyptic survival tale from Joe McKinney (DEAD WORLD series). From bone-chilling terror to horror humor, this collection is for zombie fans with good taste. Or who taste good."

3. Locked In (Jessica Daniel Book 1) - £0.98
Rated 4 stars average from 47 reviews
Synopsis: "Most people who get promoted at work are pleased but for Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel it comes with the knowledge she is replacing her mentor who was stabbed in a bar fight.

She barely has time to start doubting her abilities before a body is found in a locked house with seemingly no way in or out.DS Daniel not only has to prepare for a court date against the scourge of the force, barrister Peter Hunt, she also has to hold off a journalist who seems to know more than she does about her case.

With a car that even junior officers joke about, an investigation with no leads and a best mate whose love life is finally settling down, the detective thinks she has enough on her plate and that's before a second body turns up in identical circumstances to the first. How can a murderer get to victims in seemingly impossible situations and what, if anything, links the bodies?"


Free books:
1. Throwaway
Rated 3 stars average from 31 customer reviews
Synopsis: "Jessie Jones is living the life--except for the fact that she earns it by working the streets. She's been under pimp Spence's thumb for fourteen years, and she isn't looking to change it. That is, until undercover cop Gabe walks into her life and offers her something she's never had before: a love, a future, a home. But even if Jessie could walk away from Spence, there are darker forces of evil who want her to stay put, or worse, dead. In this romantic suspense, author Heather Huffman delivers an adventure from the vibrant streets of St. Louis to the caves of the Ozarks as Jessie discovers whether she can love another, whether she can love herself, and whether any of it is enough."

2. I'll be there
Rated 5 stars from 1 review
Synopsis: "In Angel Ridge, Tennessee, not much goes on around town in the winter. After Christmas, folks usually hunker down and wait for spring to come to the Smokey Mountains. But given recent events, which included a bombing and newspaper publisher Jenny Thompson’s disappearance, people in town are understandably on edge. Now Jenny’s in hiding on a nearby mountain, waiting for trouble to catch up with her and none too sure it hasn’t, when reclusive mountain man Cord Goins comes to her rescue. Stuck between a beginning and an ending, both she and Cord feel powerless to control the dangerous situation they’ve found themselves in, along with the unexpected consequences of falling in love."

3. Freaks 
Rated 3.5 stars average from 32 reviews
Synopsis:"Homicide cop Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles have seen their fair share of mortal crimes, but the death of Kimberly Rayner may qualify as inhuman in more ways than one. When the corpse of the emaciated seventeen-year-old girl is discovered next to an empty coffin in an abandoned church, mysterious bruises around the throat suggest foul play. Caught fleeing the scene is the victim's closest friend, Lucas Henry, an equally skeletal, pale teenager who claims he's guilty only of having a taste for blood-a craving he shared with Kimberly. But the victim's distraught father doesn't believe in vampires, only vengeance. And now, another life may be at risk unless Rizzoli and Isles can uncover the astonishing truth."


I also have to announce that this will be the last edition of Great Kindle Deals. It has been a pleasure serving you but the posts have become less frequent as time has gone on and as I feel I am no longer able to give you, the readers, the regular updates you deserve, the blog will cease to function as of this week. This is due to other commitments now taking place in "real life."All the past issues will be on for you to take a look at. Your subscriptions will be automatically cancelled but please do go into the Amazon blog options to confirm this. I hope you have enjoyed the blog and hope to meet you one day in another venture. For now, adios amigos!

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