May 25, 2015
Towel Day Event 2015 — Free E-book Downloads
These are free download e-book offers for readers that would like to try out new authors. The e-books are available on different sites and in different formats. An e-book reader is not required.
If you have a computer, tablet, i-Pad, i-Phone or android—Amazon and Kobo provide readers an app that you can download for free. In addition, the iTunes app store and Google play offer a wide range of reading apps for every format.
Please keep in mind—free download time may vary depending on location. If the book you want to download is not free at the moment, please check again later. Some of the books are available for a longer free download period and some are permanent free.
Last but not least—as a service to future readers and the author, please take the time to leave a review.
The Dark Citadel by Jane Dougherty
science fiction, dystopia
This book was a runner-up for The Ephraim Prize, MARSocial’s 2013 Author of the Year competition and reviewed on this blog. It is the first volume of a fantasy series that balances darkness with hope, horror with beauty, dystopia with utopia.
You can download The Dark Citadel for free on:
Decades by Ruth Harris
contemporary, series, stand-alone
The first book in the Park Avenue Series by the New York Times best-selling author Ruth Harris spanning the years from the optimistic post-War 1940s to the Mad Men 1950s and rule-breaking “Make Love, Not War” 1960s, “Decades” is about three generations of women who must confront the radical changes and upended expectations of the turbulent decades in which they lived.
You can download Decades for free (permanent free) on:
“Nuked: I was a guinea pig for the U.S. Army” is a companion to Harris’s memoir, The Atomic Times: My H-Bomb Year at the Pacific Proving Ground, nominated by Random House for a Pulitzer Prize. “The Atomic Times” is a gripping memoir of the first H-bomb tests by one of the small groups of servicemen stationed at Ground Zero on Eniwetok Atoll.
You can download Nuked for free (permanent free) on:
American Goddesses by Gary Henry
science fiction series, book one, stand-alone
When two small-town women find themselves with nearly unlimited powers of mind and body, their lives get complicated. Things turn nasty as a shadowy organization attempts to use Megan and Trish for their own evil ends, and destroy them, their town and the USA in the process. This book and the second book in the series, Rogue Goddesses, have been reviewed on this blog.
You can download American Goddesses for free with code: XS68V (valid until June 26, 2015): Smashwords
Timer, Season 1, Episode 1 Novella by Marc Horn
science fiction series, episode one, adventure, thriller
The three blood-red numbers suddenly branded on our chests has given us incredible insight. We now know how long each of us will live. Before this phenomenon, we had no way of knowing if most actions and decisions might affect our life-expectancy. Now we have instant feedback. Starting a relationship? Better check your timer—you might pay the ultimate price. Welcome to a world of paranoia, mistrust and uncertainty, to the darker side of humanity. This book was reviewed here.
Warning: This series is intended for mature audiences. It has dark content, with disturbing scenes and bad language.
You can download Timer, Season 1, Episode 1 for free (permanent free) on:
science fiction, counter fantasy, humor, series, stand-alone
The Brane Skip device may provide a way for humanity to overcome the light-speed barrier and finally head for the stars. It seems like magic to Lisa Chang, the young engineer in command the first crewed test flight, and Lisa doesn’t believe in magic. But she does believe in the mission. Humanity must explore space in order to survive and prosper, and she feels honored to be among the first to go where no one has gone before. She does not know what will happen when the Brane Skip engages. She thinks it will do nothing. She fears it will explode. She does not expect it will cast them adrift in space and on a collision course with a fantasy version of Earth, complete with dragons, orcs, and wizards. Unfortunately, this is exactly what happens.
Brane Child was reviewed on this blog. You can pre-order the second book in the series on Amazon.
You can download Brane Child for free with code: ur99u (valid until September 2015): Smashwords
science fiction, adventure, series
On Earth, a powerful politician has been murdered. When he’s assigned to the case, Agent Frank Allen soon discovers that the man responsible, Rick Sullivan, is not yet finished killing. But Allen will also discover that Rick Sullivan is not the man he appears to be, and the war he’s fighting, a war to rid his home planet of its oppressive government, is not his only battle. As Allen pursues Sullivan across the known galaxy, he begins to question his own beliefs and loyalties. Will Allen be able to stop Rick Sullivan before he kills again? Does he really want to? As their lives become increasingly intertwined, both men realize they must face truths about themselves that neither of them are prepared for. And some of those truths will have consequences that neither of them could have ever imagined.
You can download Sullivan’s War for free on:
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