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    Smashwords freebies worth considering


      There are so many freebies from Smashwords (almost 2000 here on B&N) that I don't bother listing them in my freebie lists. But some of them deserve a look. If you've read one that you really liked, tell us about it!


      Here are mine, along with my thoughts:



      Odd Whitefeather (short story) (Supernatural Thriller)


      Native American folklore provides the backdrop for this short thriller.


      5 stars despite some strange paragraph formatting in the version that I read.





      Soul Identity (Suspense Thriller)


      One of the most popular Smashwords freebies. Despite what you might think from the description, there really isn't any metaphysical stuff going on here. It's a security investigation with a lot of action. It'd make a great movie.


      4 stars because it took 70 pages to get its motor started. But once it got going, it got going. There's a sequel.






      Honest, the Martian Ate Your Dog (Humorous Sci-Fi/Fantasy)


      About as wacky as the title suggests, which is pretty darned wacky for a post-apocalyptic setting.


      4 stars because the version that I read had some editing problems toward the end, especially with apostrophe abuse, and I thought that the denouement was too long.





      Tamar Black - Djinnx'd (Humorous Fantasy)


      A really fun story.


      4 stars was probably being generous because of the terrible editing in the version I read. But the story was good enough to compensate. There are sequels.





      Ledman Pickup (novella) (Sci-Fi)


      An interesting and somewhat humorous Sci-Fi novella about a package that got "lost" during shipping. Some packages are more important than others.


      4 stars because the version I read desperately needed editing.




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          Interesting story, with fairies and shapeshifters, oh my!  4 Stars.




          The Blood That Bonds






          Ignore the cover, it is horrible!  Great vampire story.  I can't wait for the sequel.  4, maybe 5






          The Guardians  






          Fallen angels both good and bad fighting over humanity.  Interesting read, not great, but good.  3 stars.




          What We Learned Along the Way 








          LOVED this book, 5 stars.  If you are a woman, it is a must read!

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            The Demon Girl  I rated these a 5.  Enjoy!

            The Unsuspecting Mage (Morcyth Saga Series #1)  

            The First Dragoneer   











            These I rated a 4

            Earth-Born Lord  Earth-Born Lord


            Black Silk  Black Silk

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              I want to resurrect this thread now (6/14/2011), as an additional site for the free nookbooks thread.  Many times they are not listed as there are so many smashword titles, some great (like Queen's Blade) and some extremely bad.  So maybe we can use this thread to share ideas on smashword freebies that are worth considreing...

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                  Snake Skin  


                  When it comes to “breathtakingly fast-paced thrillers” (Publishers Weekly), CJ Lyons is a “master of the genre.” (Pittsburgh Magazine)

                  Just your average Pittsburgh soccer mom, baking brownies and carrying a loaded forty-caliber Glock…

                  Lucille Teresa Guardino. A woman of many identities. Lucille to her doting mother, Lulu to her devoted husband, Mom to her pre-teen daughter, Lucy to her friends, LT to her co-workers, and Supervisory Special Agent Guardino to the criminals she captures for the FBI’s Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement squad.

                  A loving mom and wife, dutiful daughter, consummate professional, and kick-ass federal agent, Lucy is living the perfect life.

                  Until the day she comes up against a predator more vicious and cunning than any she’s ever tackled before, one who forces Lucy to choose between the life of the young victim she is fighting to save and her own daughter’s….and Lucy’s dream life is shattered.


                  This was posted on another thread and someone suggested it be posted here to bump the thread!  So, here we are!

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                      I haven't read it yet but I just downloaded it. Reviews are very positive and it sounds good.

                      Desperate Times  


                      Jimmy Logan wakes up in the morning to find that the stock market is crashing and the dollar has collapsed. He makes a trip to town and finds the banks closed and hyperinflation has hit the streets. Many believe its the End of Times. Jimmy joins up with some friends and they head north to ride out the storm. That's when they find that everyone wants what they have, and will kill to get it.

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                          Another Smashwords title with great reviews

                          Face the Winter Naked  


                          Daniel Tomelin, a shell-shocked veteran haunted by the carnage of the First World War, abandons his family in the Great Depression and goes on the road in search of relief from his nightmares. The life of a freight-hopping, banjo-strumming hobo appeals to him more than he wants to admit. But he insists he's not a bum - he's a family man looking for work; a down-and-out victim of the Depression, whose war flashbacks and guilt for leaving his family accompany him through the hills of Missouri. Compassionate, humorous, and warm, despite the economic hardships of the era, Face the Winter Naked will appeal to readers who enjoy tales of survival in the Great Depression. Stories of desperate men who couldn't handle the realities of war or financial ruin. Men who dearly loved their families but hadn't the courage to stay and accept responsibility. The story pulls the reader back to a tragic period in history, where people either learned to cope with poverty - or perished. What they're saying about the book: "Face the Winter Naked is a gorgeously written and evocative novel of an earlier economic crisis: the Great Depression. Readers looking for a stunning read, intelligent and emotional on every level, will not be disappointed." ~~ Lauren Baratz-Logsted, author of Crazy Beautiful and the The Education of Bet *** Face The Winter Naked is a poignant tale of a family's plight during the Great Depression. Plagued by traumatic memories of the...

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                            I can vouch for "Desperate Times"....I downloaded it and I was hooked on first page. Very believable scenario with our economy being what it is right now. It's also around 834 pages. I highly recommend!!

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                          I don't think I added the link to Queen's Blade last time...it's still free (as it is part of a series)...a good read IMHO, if you are into fantasy(ie Robert Jordan, Carol Nelso Douglas early works, David Eddings), you might enjoy this...I was impressed by the plot, the description of the setting (considering she had to make the world up on her own, making it sound realistic), the depth of the characters and their motivations...

                          The Queen's Blade  

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                              Lost Cargo  


                              This book is 2.99 at BN and Amazon (4 stars at Amazon too) but it is FREE at Smashwords.


                              When Travis Maguire chases his dog into Washington, D.C.’s Rock Creek Park wilderness, he finds more than the dog -- he discovers a camera with photos of a mysterious black triangle that crashed in the woods. Obsessed with the photos, Travis searches for the wreck with two friends: beautiful Lexie Collins, who’s convinced a UFO came down outside the city, and her skeptical brother Burke.


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                                  Kingdom of Fire (The Sword of Fire Saga)  


                                  Smashwords on BN


                                  Kingdom of Fire is the first book in the epic new high fantasy series which chronicles the final war between the crumbling human empire of Werstria and the savage and unrelenting horde of the orcs at their border.

                                  In the first book of the Sword of Fire saga, the epic struggle for survival is told through the eyes of a newly enlisted soldier named Markus, who experiences the crushing defeat of the western empire as the horde of Karsian orcs led by the dreaded Prince Ozturk, smash through the Werstrian defences. Only the bitter onset of winter slows their invasion. Markus, the only survivor of his regiment, battles desperately to stay alive. Driven deep into the infamous Salbein Mountains, he befriends the most unlikely of allies. With only a few months until the counter-offensive of the spring, he must seek the help of a mysterious wizard and lord who has lived in solitude for hundreds of years.

                                  With the aid of the most unlikely of friends, Markus must venture into hostile lands to save the empire from destruction, faced with the terrifying knowledge that the orcs of Karsia have unearthed and harnessed the power of the Dragons of bygone ages. Markus fights the class struggle of his people, the bitter hatred of the orcs and the dreadful wrath of Dragons in his personal quest for revenge.

                                  Kingdom of Fire is a classic work of high fantasy set in the midst of a brutal war of epic proportions.

                            • Cloudburst: previously published, now on Smashwords

                              I haven't read this one, but it was previously published by a 'Big 6' publisher.




                              To get this one for free, you have to get it directly from Smashwords. Smashwords is an Agency Model publisher, so this title should become free here on B&N when they get the next Smashwords update.


                              Books on the Knob says this one was originally published by HarperCollins under the title Thunder One.


                              Description from Books on the Knob: (I don't know where Karen got this text)


                              In Los Angeles, the president is killed in a brazen terrorist suicide attack. Halfway across the globe, an American airliner is hijacked by another group of Middle Eastern extremists and forced to make a brief stop in Libya. Events that are first seen as unconnected soon are proven to be part of an interconnected plan to strike at the heart of the United States.


                              On opposite coasts, FBI Agent Art Jefferson and National Security Adviser Bud DiContino race to manage situations as they spiral toward disaster. With the hijacked airliner racing toward the United States, its cargo hold filled with what intelligence analysts believe is a nuclear weapon, the only hope for the passengers' lives comes in the form of an audacious rescue plan to be executed by the highly secretive Delta Force.


                              From its pulse-pounding opening to its action-packed climax, Cloudburst grabs you and will not let go. Ranging from the violent assassination of the President on the streets of Los Angeles to covert action against terrorist havens in North Africa, from the halls of power in Washington to a highjacked airliner racing toward the heart of the United States, Cloudburst takes the reader on a riveting journey as FBI agents and elite counterterrorist units fight a desperate battle to save millions of innocents, and bring those responsible to justice.


                              • One O'Clock Jump: previously published, now on Smashwords

                                I haven't read this one, but it was previously published by a 'Big 6' publisher.


                                One O'clock Jump (Dorie Lennox Series #1)


                                To get this one for free, you have to get it directly from Smashwords. Smashwords is an Agency Model publisher, so this title should become free here on B&N when they get the next Smashwords update.


                                Books on the Knob says this one was originally published by Minotaur (now a Macmillan publisher).


                                Description from Books on the Knob: (I don't know where Karen got this text)


                                Halfway around the world, war has begun, but for Dorie Lennox, a newly-minted private eye on her first tail, danger is more immediate. The dark streets of Kansas City of 1939 offer swing music, fast cars, gangsters, and the chance to forget about the Depression and her own murky past. But first she must conquer her fears and save a woman on a bridge high above the muddy Missouri. Dorie is thrown into a quickly unraveling scam that offers salvation to few — and misery to plenty — in the high stakes world of machine politics and desperation deals.


                                The landscape of America and the homefront of World War II are evoked in a thoughtful mystery that lingers for the force of characters and keen sharpness of a slice of history seen through the perceptive, compassionate eyes of Dorie Lennox.


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                                  Memories for Sale  












                                  When Eleanor learns that her time is running out, she reaches out to her estranged daughter and the grandchild she's never met, hoping to make amends. With the help of an elaborate plan, she intends to make memories that will last them a life time, and a legacy that will continue to provide for them long after she has gone. But the one thing that Eleanor has forgotten is that her daughter can be just as stubborn as she is. Will she be able to reunite with her daughter, while still keeping her biggest secret?


                                  Very sweet and uplifting read.

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                                    Not a Lot of People Know That

                                    by David Hailwood


                                    This is a book of trivia facts the author made up. It's a funny short read. But the really funny thing is to read the reviews of people who can't decide if it's real or not.

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                                        Running of the Bulls 


                                        This is the sequel to Fifth Avenue:



                                        TWELVE PEOPLE TARGETED FOR DEATH...
                                        Five years ago, each person sold out to the SEC and took the stand against Maxmilian Wolfhagen, the infamous arbitrageur who robbed the world of billions and brought about the collapse of the stock market. Now, with Wolfhagen out of prison, one by one, each is dying a grisly death.

                                        With the time restrains so tight, the challenges are massive--but so are their ruthless skills.

                                        MARTY SPELLMAN IS ON THE CASE...
                                        Hired by the writer Maggie Cain to investigate Wolfhagen for a biography she's writing about him, private investigator Marty Spellman soon learns that all isn't what it seems as the twists pile up along with sheer number of the dead. His life is put on the line. His family is threatened. No one is who they appear to be. Who can he trust as the bulls of Wall Street start to run as the two assassins fully ignite their killing spree?

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                                        I HAVE read this one and then purchased the next one in the series. I see there's another one now.












                                        Product Details

                                        • BN ID: 2940011231957
                                        • Publisher: You Come Too Publishing
                                        • Publication date: 3/11/2011
                                        • Sold by: SMASHWORDS - EBKS
                                        • Format: eBook
                                        • Sales rank: 1,583
                                        • File size: 505 KB

                                        Last year after falling through the ice, seventeen-year-old Abby Craig woke up from death.

                                        But she woke into a world she barely recognizes. She can’t see colors, memories have been erased, and her friends all hate her. And then there’s Jesse, who she loves, but who refuses to forgive her the one mistake she made long ago.

                                        Just when she thinks it can’t get any worse, the visions begin. In them, she sees a faceless serial killer roaming the streets. While the police believe that there have been a lot of accidents in town lately, Abby knows differently. And she soon realizes that it’s up to her to find him.

                                        But to stop him, she’ll have to confront more than just the killer. She’ll have to face something else that was lost in those dark waters. The truth.

                                        In the tradition of Amanda Hocking, 44 is a thrilling paranormal romance mystery novel that keeps readers at the edge of their seats and glued to the very end. The ending will haunt you forever.

                                        "Five Star Review. Heart pounding mystery that expertly weaves all the elements of a great paranormal suspense novel. The known and the unknown interact magnificently. You’ll love this book."

                                        -- Allison Karras, author of "Drowning in the Dark"

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                                          “A vagabond musician decides to settle down in a small town and promptly falls in love with her next door neighbor. To her dismay, he turns out to be the local minister. Ms. Webb has done a really lovely job of weaving in the more serious problems relating to the hero’s vocation while maintaining a marvelous sense of humor and romance.” Romantic Times

                                          “Webb has a fresh and humorous voice that makes reading just plain fun.” Affaire de Coeur

                                          “Peggy Webb’s humor keeps fans coming back.” Times/Daily, Jackson, TN

                                          “The Donovans of the Delta classics are a heartwarming portrayal of family. Peggy Webb’s unique voice and comedic touch make this charming Southern series a true masterpiece. The stories made me laugh out loud and cry. Just amazing!” Debra Webb, national bestselling author of the Colby Agency series

                                          Donovans of the Delta Series, Book One (Special Holiday Price)

                                          When Martie Fleming breezed into small town Pontotoc, Mississippi, determined to settle down and teach jazzercise in her home studio, she never expected to land next door to the minister. She never expected her playful golden retriever to steal his shorts right off the clothes line. And she certainly never expected to fall in love.

                                          Everybody in town would agree they are so wrong for each other – everybody but Paul Donovan. With her gypsy outfits, her lively music and her irrepressible spirit, Martie is exactly the angel the preacher needs. But can he convince her? Can their love and his career survive the small town gossip and the fireworks Martie creates wherever she goes?

                                          This is the first of a five-book romantic comedy series originally published by Loveswept and considered to be their definitive family series. The sequel to Donovan’s Angel is Sleepless Nights.



                                          can't personally vouch for this as I haven't read it yet...but it has an average 4 star rating with 149 ratings and that's better than many of the non-smashword titles, including the big 6. 

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                                            Maid for the Billionaire  


                                            The Legacy Collection

                                            Book 1: Maid for the Billionaire

                                            Dominic Corisi knew instantly that Abigail Dartley was just the distraction he was looking for, especially since having her took a bit more persuading than he was used to. So when business forces him to fly to China, he decides to take her with him, but on his terms. No promises. No complications. Just sex.

                                            Abby has always been the responsible one. She doesn’t believe in taking risks; especially when it comes to men - until she meets Dominic. He’s both infuriating and intoxicating, a heady combination. Their trip to China revives a long forgotten side of Abby, but also reveals a threat to bring down Dominic’s company. With no time to explain her actions, Abby must either influence the outcome of his latest venture and save his company or accept her role as his mistress and leave his fate to chance. Does she love him enough to risk losing him for good?



                                            200 ratings with average of 4 stars.

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                                              Here are some highly rated nookbooks you might be interested in:


                                              The Last King's Amulet 


                                              Cursed, Book One of The Devils Roses    

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                                                Product Details

                                                • BN ID: 2940011138935
                                                • Publisher: Air Castle Books
                                                • Publication date: 9/21/2010
                                                • Sold by: SMASHWORDS - EBKS
                                                • Format: eBook
                                                • Sales rank: 1,559
                                                • File size: 307 KB

                                                Sensual Regency Romance

                                                331 ratings averaging 4 stars.

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                                                  Jim Stinson made available four books in the series free to download from iTunes, Kobo, and Smashwords. B&N lists free versions and  $4.99 versions. Make sure the books are really free if purchasing from B&N. The titles are as follows: ------1. Double Exposure-----------2.  Low Angles-------3. Truck Shot-----------4. TV Safe-----------------------------First published in 1986 in hardcover by Scribner.
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                                                      Ambrose, Prince of Wessex; Trader of Kiev.  


                                                      Ambrose, Prince of Wessex; Trader of Kiev, is a story set during the time of the Viking invasions of Europe and Russia. The story chronicles the life of Ambrose, a bastard Saxon Prince of England, and elder brother to Alfred the Great.
                                                      Ambrose and his companion, Phillip, are caught and enslaved during a Viking raid on his homeland. They are taken to Frisia and then to Denmark, where they meet a Byzantine slave, Polonius. Ambrose and Polonius are fortunate enough to have kind masters, but Phillip is first abused and then condemned to a terrible death. In order to save the life of his faithful companion, Ambrose must flee both his master and his first love.
                                                      The three escaped slaves flee north by boat to Norway, where they land and recover from their arduous journey. Before the snow closes the high passes, however, they trek overland to Sweden and the land of the Rus.
                                                      A letter from Ambrose's former master assures a surprising welcome there, but they must once again flee when pursuing Danish ships make port. Sneaking away in the night, they manage to join an expedition of Rus tribesmen who are on their way to take over the Slav city of Novgorod.
                                                      The three comrades build a trading post there, appoint a factor, and then take the opportunity to move south with another expedition sailing down the Dnieper River with the intention of colonizing the Slav town of Kiev. On the main trade route to the Byzantine empire, the Viking conquerors of Kiev start to organize both Vikings and Slavs into a federation of tribesmen. The area, just north of the open steppes, is terribly vulnerable to attacks from powerful nomad tribes that roam the steppes to the east and the south.
                                                      After settling in Kiev, Polonius marries Kuralla, the Slav chief's daughter whom Ambrose saved from a terrible death. Kiev is perfectly suited to control the trade from the north to the fabled city of Constantinople, and the friends work hard to establish a secure base for their Swedish sponsor, Gunnar of the Rus.
                                                      Within a year of arriving, the new settlers find themselves fighting the Pechenegs, a fierce Steppe nation that is, itself, being forced from its traditional territory. Thanks to the mobility offered by the Viking ships, the Slav and Viking allies are able to hold back the savage raiders. Polonius acts as a military advisor, and his ideas allow the Vikings to attack the Pechenegs at their most vulnerable point. With their cavalry decimated by the stubborn river people and their own enemies catching up to them, the Pechenegs flee across the Dnieper and move west.
                                                      With the Rus leaders now firmly in control of Kiev and much of the Dnieper River Valley, the dead are buried and reconstruction begins. The Rus have come to stay, and, after long and exciting travels, Ambrose, Phillip and Polonius have found an adopted home.



                                                      I am looking forward to getting book 2 of thie 6 or 7 book series. I like a well written historical fiction and this made me very happy for the price.

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                                                      "The Mephisto Mysteries" by Terence O'Grady, is free at B&N.---------------------------------------http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-mephisto-mysteries-terence-ogrady/1109155852?ean=2940033042777------------------------------------Overview----- Elizabeth McDermitt is thrilled to be a finalist for the famous Radovsky Prize, a Viennese competition featuring the best young pianists in the world. But the situation quickly becomes sinister when two young pianists are injured and unable to continue. And there are reports of strange, perhaps even supernatural events that keep everyone on edge. Finally, there is the suicide of one of the pianist’s teachers, a suicide that turns out to be a murder. 
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                                                        Currently free

                                                        Dolled Up For Murder  


                                                        No cover picture available


                                                        Author: Deb Baker

                                                        Publisher: Deb Baker, Smashwords


                                                        "Caroline Birch. Put her away." The message was clutched in the fist of a destitute former doll collector found dead at the bottom of a cliff with a valuable French doll's parasol in her pocket. And the person seen fleeing the crime scene fits Caroline's description. But Gretchen Birch knows her mother is innocent. The problem is, Caroline has disappeared - and she's left an urgent warning that Gretchen is in danger, too.

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                                                          Currently free


                                                          A Luring Murder  


                                                          Author:  Stacy verdict Case

                                                          Publisher: Smashwords

                                                          The irreverent detective is back, and this time she’s on vacation. God help us all. St. Paul, Minnesota Homicide Detective Catherine O’Brien and her loving husband Gavin are vacationing on one of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes. When a local is murdered Catherine is tapped to help the small town Sheriff until the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension arrives to take over the investigation. Catherine is surprised when her partner Louise and Diggs the forensic pathologist, whose crush on Louise is only dwarfed by his own genius, shows up to assist instead of the BCA. Before long Catherine and Louise discover this sleepy little town has a dark side hidden beneath its placid lake charms. Somewhere in the tangle of cheating and deception is a motive for murder.


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                                                            A Dream Unfolding  


                                                            Author: Karen Baney

                                                            Publisher: Smashwords


                                                            Drew and Hannah Anderson are forced to move to the Arizona Territory in 1863. During their journey they meet the governor and witness several historic events. Will Colter is forced to leave his home, so he heads west to the Arizona Territory. Danger and trials await them in their new home. Will they find their dream of a new life? Or will a new dream unfold before their eyes?




                                                              • Come Fly With Me

                                                                Come Fly With Me  


                                                                • BN ID: 2940033146109
                                                                • Publisher: Sandi Perry
                                                                • Publication date: 4/4/2012
                                                                • Sold by: SMASHWORDS - EBKS
                                                                • Format: eBook
                                                                • Sales rank: 2,482
                                                                • File size: 793 KB

                                                                Come Fly With Me is a contemporary novel with a hint of mystery, romance and humor. Allison Ross is a prickly young art gallery owner in New York who has perfected the art of keeping everyone at arm's length. When her father dies tragically, she realizes her own vulnerability. For the first time, she must lean on others for support and discovers her inner strength as she opens her heart to love.

                                                              • Re: Smashwords freebies worth considering

                                                                I have some freebies available through Smashwords. They include:


                                                                The Lesson of Jonah: There is a Price to Pay When You Disobey, a Bible study for 10 to 14 year olds



                                                                I Can See God's Word (Skit), an easy-to-perform skit for youth groups, Bible clubs and churches




                                                                What You Should Know Before You Hire a Book Desginer, a free ebook for authors who need help with self publishing


                                                                Please share the links with your friends. Thanks!

                                                                  • Officer Jones

                                                                    Officer Jones  


                                                                    • BN ID: 2940033285273
                                                                    • Publisher: Derek Ciccone
                                                                    • Publication date: 6/11/2012
                                                                    • Sold by: SMASHWORDS - EBKS
                                                                    • Format: eBook
                                                                    • Sales rank: 3,686
                                                                    • File size: 923 KB

                                                                    After an assignment goes horribly wrong, JP Warner, the fearless international correspondent of GNZ News decides to return to the idyllic town he grew up in, seeking the simple life. But when he looks into the eyes of local policeman, Officer Kyle Jones, he sees the same look he's seen in the many fanatics he's covered over the years, and realizes that he's covering the biggest story of his life.

                                                                      • The Devil's Metal (Devils #1)

                                                                        The Devil's Metal (Devils #1)  


                                                                        • BN ID: 2940044995239
                                                                        • Publisher: Karina Halle
                                                                        • Publication date: 9/16/2012
                                                                        • Sold by: SMASHWORDS - EBKS
                                                                        • Format: eBook
                                                                        • Sales rank: 2,093
                                                                        • File size: 866 KB

                                                                        Put on some Zeppelin, pour yourself a glass of Tang, and get ready for some hot sex, drugs and rock n' roll in this thrilling paranormal romance...


                                                                        Set in the 1970's, a young music journalist named Dawn Emerson gets the opportunity of a lifetime when she's invited to go on the road with her favorite band. But there are more dangerous complications than Dawn's feelings for the gorgeous guitarist.

                                                                    • "No Tears for the Fallen"
                                                                      "No Tears for the Fallen" -----------------Author and Publisher: Steve Bailey------------- http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/no-tears-for-the-fallen-steve-bailey/1113743693?ean=2940045023214 -------------------------------------------------------------------- One sunny afternoon, Nick Price took a stroll through Lumpini Park in Bangkok with his family and friends. At some stage, a joke was cracked, he laughed and placed a hand, intimately, on a young man's shoulder. The event was unremarkable, except that twenty years later a witness testifies that the young man had been Khun Sa, the legendary drug lord from the Golden Triangle. Set against the backdrop of civil unrest in Bangkok in May 1992, DCI Jack Magee visits Thailand to explore Nick Price's murky past in the hope of identifying Khun Sa, unaware that he has been set up by the intelligence services like a goat to catch a tiger.
                                                                      • Free  "Alaska Virgin Air"
                                                                        Free------- "Alaska Virgin Air"---------------Author and Publisher: Izzy Ballard--------- http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/alaska-virgin-air-izzy-ballard/1103331803?ean=2940000786222 ------------------------------------------------- Library Journal:---------- When Abigail Vertuccio, a clairvoyant with poor self-esteem, returns to Alaska to help run her grandmother's airline, she soon finds that she is marked for murder. VERDICT Pretty standard fare but the Alaskan setting and the snappy dialog will appeal to readers of cozies.
                                                                        • "Susanna and the Spy"
                                                                          "Susanna and the Spy" --------------------Author and Publisher: Anna Elliott ---------------------------------- http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/susanna-and-the-spy-anna-elliott/1108052409?ean=2940044754713
                                                                          • "Miscue"
                                                                            "Miscue" -------------Author: Glen C. Allison ------------------- http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/miscue-glen-allison/1005184531?ean=2940045004824
                                                                            • Free "Dying for You"
                                                                              "Dying for You" ----------------Author: Geraldine Evans ------------------ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dying-for-you-geraldine-evans/1006547910?ean=2940032914617
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                                                                                Here are my four free short ghost stories published through Smashwords:


                                                                                Slow Down  


                                                                                A short story about a careless driver, named Scott, who caused a tragedy. Scott was haunted by his actions. Would it cause him to change his ways?


                                                                                Denning Swamp - A Ghost Story  


                                                                                Strange sounds emanating from the swamp startled Jack during the night. Alone in the house, he wondered what was outside. Would he determine what was tormenting him before it was too late?


                                                                                The Ghost of Birch River Cabin  


                                                                                Staying at a dark secluded cabin along the Birch River that his uncle owned seemed like the perfect fly fishing weekend getaway for Paul. Strange occurrences began happening. Would it be enough to prevent the history of the cabin from being repeated?


                                                                                Winter Visitor 


                                                                                 Darren was awakened by a strange sound within his bedroom with a blizzard and subzero temperatures outside. He realized he was no longer alone in his room. Was someone or something after him? Will he be able to evade the visitor?


                                                                                Thank you,


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                                                                                  Evangeline (A Dark Faerie Tale #0.5)

                                                                                  Prequel - short story



                                                                                  Author and Publisher: Alexia Purdy

                                                                                  Publication date: 10/29/2012

                                                                                  Ever Shade (A Dark Faerie Tale #1)
                                                                                  Author and Publisher: Alexia Purdy

                                                                                  Publication date: 10/29/2012

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                                                                                    Island Shifters - An Oath of the Blood (Book One)


                                                                                    Author and Publisher: Valerie Zambito

                                                                                    Pages: 396  

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                                                                                      First Impressions

                                                                                      Author: David DeLee


                                                                                      Publisher: Dark Road Publishing




                                                                                      Short Story




                                                                                      This is the first book in a short series featuring a Bounty Hunter- this time, she's chasing a bail-jumper!




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                                                                                        Wired, A Jade Weekes Art Mystery


                                                                                        Author: Judith Gaines
                                                                                        Pages: 239
                                                                                        Jade Weekes emerged from the oily wash of the Seine five years ago with no memory of her life, but an uncanny knowledge of fine art, museum security, and a knack for walking away with priceless treasures. Now she's tracking an elusive Van Gogh with ties to an underworld struggle that will reveal her forgotten past.
                                                                                        Jade Weekes leaves Paris to track a priceless Van Gogh from St. Pete to Chicago. Her contacts are shady and she is beginning to think there is more to this job than a buyer wanting a gift for his wife. Otherwise, why would Simon Morrell, a rival thief, cross her path just as the FBI begins asking questions?
                                                                                        Caught up in the six billion dollar international art theft industry, she enlists help from unlikely sources: film actor Alex Ford, and veteran FBI specialists Stewart Connor and John Young.
                                                                                        No one is who they seem, most of all Jade Weekes.
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                                                                                          By Lola St.Vil




                                                                                          The prophecy says I will fall in love with team leader and Angel, Marcus Cane. The prophecy also says that our love will cause his mission to fail and end the world.




                                                                                          This human is not worried. Why?


                                                                                          Because I do not intend to fall in love with Marcus.


                                                                                           The truth is I hate him. I hate his warm brown eyes with flecks of gold, his chiseled face and broad shoulders.


                                                                                          I hate how over protective he is just because a few thousand demons are after me.


                                                                                           In fact, I couldn't care less about Marcus or his perfect telekinetic girlfriend.


                                                                                          And when I see him holding her, I don’t die a little inside…




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                                                                                              13 Years in America

                                                                                              By Melanie Steele
                                                                                              This link goes to the paid version. Scroll down and click on the free one.




                                                                                              A finely crafted memoir about one woman’s search for happiness and fulfillment in modern-day America. After moving to the United States from Canada as a young newly-wed in 1998, Melanie rejects the status quo and embarks on a journey to discover what it means to be truly happy and fulfilled in the Land of Opportunity. Her search spans half a dozen states, a bunch of fearless adventures, and ever-increasing crises, divisions, turmoil, and discontent. Through it all, Melanie holds on to her fearless pursuit of happiness and fulfillment against ever-decreasing odds. Bold and inspiring, 13 Years in America is at once a moving personal story, a deep social commentary, and a sharp, hard look at the American Dream.




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                                                                                              Guess What She Did


                                                                                              By Ann Reardon




                                                                                              Georgina Graham doesn't relish lying to Dr. Nate Carmichael. But if the ruse works, she'll make a quick score. The deception plunges Georgina deep inside the swirling vortex of a wealthy California enclave's colorfully scheming inhabitants — Alejandro, the shady vulture capitalist — Lauren, the social-climbing diva — Jake, the wily racehorse trainer out of Kentucky — and scary smart Detective Sam Mori, a strangely beautiful woman in the grips of a bizarre obsession. And now the ever-so-engaging Dr. Carmichael has just laid a tender kiss smack on Georgina's mouth. Can her already chaotic life get any more complicated?
                                                                                              Of course! Throw in a dead body and an unexpected autopsy finding, and watch Georgina's high-octane world come crashing down around her.



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                                                                                                A Body in the Backyard

                                                                                                A Myrtle Clover Mystery


                                                                                                by Elizabeth Spann Craig  

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                                                                                                  Teen Fury: Unleashed


                                                                                                  by Amanda Torrey

                                                                                                  Young Adult  

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                                                                                                    Max and the Gatekeeper


                                                                                                    by James Todd Cochrane


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                                                                                                      by William Wayne Dicksion  

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                                                                                                        by A.R. Wise


                                                                                                         Alma Harper has been trying to forget what happened in Widowsfield 16 years ago. She has a good life as a music teacher now, and might rekindle her relationship with her one true love. However, the number 314 haunts her, and threatens to bring her back to the day that her brother disappeared. When a reporter shows up, just days before March 14th, Alma realizes that her past is coming back to haunt her.




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                                                                                                          Gingerbread Man


                                                                                                          by Maggie Shayne

                                                                                                          Contemporary Romantic Suspense  

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                                                                                                            Whiskey Rebellion


                                                                                                            By  Liliana Hart

                                                                                                            Pages: ca 260   

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                                                                                                              The Art of Murder


                                                                                                              by Louis Bertrand Shalako  

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                                                                                                                by Wolf Black


                                                                                                                Dick Love is a 42-year-old detective from New York now living and working in London. When a serial killer starts preying on young mothers, it's up to Love, and his sophisticated partner Stuart Le Fanu, to employ their MI6 state-of-the-art equipment along with good old-fashioned detective skills to discover the identity of the killer before he can strike again.
                                                                                                                Love hates technology but appreciates two things: the company of a good woman and retaining his single status. And if given the choice he'd just as soon stay alive.


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                                                                                                                  A Lesson in Revenge  


                                                                                                                  by Daniel Side

                                                                                                                  Romantic Suspense

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                                                                                                                    by Keith Dixon
                                                                                                                    Making a killing in business is one thing - doing it for real is another.
                                                                                                                    Private Investigator Sam Dyke turns down a job that would require skills that he doesn't have - patience, computer-literacy, tact. Then he finds that the skills he does have - tenacity, aggression, street-smarts - are exactly the ones he needs for his next case - hunting down a cold-blooded murderer who seems to know what his every step will be. 
                                                                                                                    To solve the case Sam must negotiate with his ex-wife, cement a relationship with a new love, unravel an office-based financial fraud and fight off an arrogant murderer armed only with a pen-knife.
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                                                                                                                      by J.R. Rain
                                                                                                                      Three bestselling novels together in one omnibus, including:
                                                                                                                      MOON DANCE
                                                                                                                      Mother, wife, private investigator...vampire. Six years ago federal agent Samantha Moon was the perfect wife and mother, your typical soccer mom with the minivan and suburban home. Then the unthinkable happens, an attack that changes her life forever. And forever is a very long time for a vampire. Now the world at large thinks Samantha has developed a rare skin disease, a disease which forces her to quit her day job and stay out of the light of the sun. Now working the night shift as a private investigator, Samantha is hired by Kingsley Fulcrum to investigate the murder attempt on his life, a horrific scene captured on TV and seen around the country. But as the case unfolds, Samantha discovers Kingsley isn't exactly what he appears to be; after all, there is a reason why he survived five shots to the head.
                                                                                                                      DARK HORSE
                                                                                                                      Dark Horse takes place in Huntington Beach, California. Surf City, USA. Written in the tradition of Robert B. Parker's Spenser and Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe, Dark Horse introduces a new hard-hitting, wise-cracking hero with a modern twist. When high school student Derrick Booker, the only black student at a posh Orange County high school, is accused of killing his white girlfriend, ex-college football hero and detective Jim Knighthorse is hired to dig a little deeper into the murder. It doesn't take long for Knighthorse to realize that not all is as it seems at tranquil Huntington High, from a band director who preys on the innocent to a vice-principal with a secret agenda of her own. Not to mention someone's hired a professional killer to keep Knighthorse permanently off the case.
                                                                                                                      THE VAMPIRE WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
                                                                                                                      Three years ago, high school student Veronica Fortune witnessed the brutal murder of her parents. Now armed and dangerous, she sets out to hunt down the very thing that destroyed her life. That is, until she disappears. Spinoza is a private investigator who specializes in finding the missing. He's good at what he does. Damn good. But he's also a recovering alcoholic and a royal mess. Hired to find Veronica, Spinoza won't let his personal demons—or demons of any kind—get in the way of finding the truth about the missing girl. Now following a bizarre set of clues that leads him into stranger and stranger territory, Spinoza is about to come face-to-face with something legendary...and something hungry for blood
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                                                                                                                        Port of Sorrow


                                                                                                                        by Grant McKenzie  



                                                                                                                        Traveling the stripper circuit of small town America, Finn is a female impersonator with a golden voice who never made the big time. His latest stop is Port Sorrow, a rough-and-tumble coastal town on the northern edge of the Olympic Peninsula.
                                                                                                                        In the audience tonight, rookie deputy sheriff Julia Rusk has drawn the short straw and is scanning the rowdy audience for signs of a suspected serial rapist.
                                                                                                                        A shotgun blast brings these two strangers together as a young stripper bleeds out on stage.
                                                                                                                        While Julia tries to find the gunman and prove she's worthy to wear the badge, Finn takes the law into his own hands. Tracking through seedy dockside bars and the hidden world of the homeless, Finn comes to realize just how many lives this killer has touched.



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                                                                                                                          Sisters in Love (Snow Sisters, Book One: Love in Bloom Series)


                                                                                                                          by Melissa Foster




                                                                                                                          Lovers At Heart (The Bradens, Book One: Love in Bloom Series #4)


                                                                                                                          by Melissa Foster


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                                                                                                                            The Ophelia Trap


                                                                                                                            by Kate Burns


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                                                                                                                              This is the thread where Smashwords freebies are typically posted.  This post is just in case there are new readers who are not aware it exits.  

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                                                                                                                                Have previously read a few books by this author and he did not disappoint. 4 stars or better.

                                                                                                                                The Trials of Max Q

                                                                                                                                The Trials of Max Q by Derek Ciccone | 2940032804697 | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble



                                                                                                                                When the law ends, the pursuit of justice begins!

                                                                                                                                Born into a legal dynasty, Jack Lawson was a natural who was making a name for himself as one of Manhattan’s top young lawyers. But when his world came crashing down, Jack left the big city and his family’s powerful firm, to seek solace in a small village of Cooperstown, New York. There, he re-discovered his love of the law.

                                                                                                                                But the peaceful village is shattered when a body is found on the estate of the county’s most famous resident, and American hero, Drew Anderson. A man considered to be so perfect that he is nicknamed Max Q after the benchmark for systems perfection during a space launch. And it isn’t just anybody who is found dead—the victim is widely considered to be one of the world’s most infamous women.

                                                                                                                                When Anderson is arrested for the murder, Jack ends up with the case that everyone wants to “go away,” and some are willing to go to the deadly lengths to make sure it does. Against all odds, Jack and his partner, Jessica Shepherdson, must risk their reputations, their careers, and eventually their lives, in an explosive race for the truth.

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                                                                                                                                  In case you missed it - Today's free Friday book is a Smashwords selection:


                                                                                                                                  Closure by Randall Wood


                                                                                                                                  When a prominent lawyer is shot while waiting at a suburban stop sign it sets off a nation-wide manhunt for an elusive killer. Special Agent Jack Randall of the FBI finds himself appointed to track down and stop the shooter. Not by his superiors, but by the killer himself.

                                                                                                                                  As more bodies fall the shooter takes his message to the press, earning the support of the public with his choice of targets and confounding the FBI at every turn. From the desert of Nevada to the urban jungle of New York City, Jack and his team follow the trail of bodies and haunting messages left behind by the killer. With the pressure to find him mounting on Jack, the assassin’s crimes grow bolder, and his message more sinister and closer to home.

                                                                                                                                  It becomes clear to Jack that in order to find the shooter, he may have to look inside his own past, and become the man he was years ago.

                                                                                                                                  Product Details

                                                                                                                                  • BN ID: 2940046229974
                                                                                                                                  • Publisher: Randall Wood
                                                                                                                                  • Publication date: 6/16/2013
                                                                                                                                  • Sold by: Smashwords
                                                                                                                                  • Format: eBook
                                                                                                                                  • Sales rank: 1,001
                                                                                                                                  • File size: 520 KB
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                                                                                                                                    Epic Unearthed by Thomas Turner


                                                                                                                                    After the Ice Age, the world as we know now looked quite different. While glaciers began to melt all over the planet, water levels started to rise 300 feet, swallowing any evidence of cultures living near the ancient coastlines. However, in the last five decades, archeologists have found new civilizations older than the Egyptians and Sumerians, dating back twelve-thousand years. As history has to be rewritten, we have to ponder who were the heroes and antagonists of a forgotten time of the Atlanteans

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                                                                                                                                      It's Smashwords' annual Read an EBook Week (March 1-7)


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                                                                                                                                        Bumping list.  Use this list to post Smashwords freebies.

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                                                                                                                                          agarcia - Any chance you can retitle the revived thread as follows?

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                                                                                                                                            Her Sister's Shoes

                                                                                                                                            Her Sister's Shoes by Ashley Farley | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble


                                                                                                                                            Currently $ .99   (Reg $3.99)   (I realize this is not free, but it is definitely a Smashwords worth considering.)


                                                                                                                                            Set in the South Carolina Lowcountry and packed with Southern charm and memorable characters, Her Sister’s Shoes is the story of three sisters—Samantha, Jackie, and Faith—who struggle to balance the demands of career and family while remaining true to themselves.


                                                                                                                                            Samantha Sweeney has always been the glue that holds her family together, their go-to girl for love and support. When an ATV accident leaves her teenage son in a wheelchair, she loses her carefully constructed self-control.

                                                                                                                                            In the after-gloom of her dreaded fiftieth birthday and the discovery of her husband’s infidelity, Jackie realizes she must reconnect with her former self to find the happiness she needs to move forward.

                                                                                                                                            Faith lacks the courage to stand up to her abusive husband. She turns to her sisters for help, placing all their lives at risk.


                                                                                                                                            In the midst of their individual challenges, the Sweeney sisters must cope with their mother’s mental decline. Is Lovie in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, or is her odd behavior normal for a woman her age? No one, including Lovie, understands her obsession with a rusty key she wears around her neck.

                                                                                                                                            For fans of Elin Hildebrand, Her Sister’s Shoes is a contemporary women’s novel that explores and proves the healing power of family.