Free Kindle Books – 5 Free Books For 7-16-12

by Greg on July 16, 2012

Here’s another collection of 5 highly rated, free Kindle books for you to check out. Please let everyone know about the free books by clicking “LIKE” and sharing the freebies.

Check out today’s Book Of The Day: The Gaia Wars has an excellent 4.4 star rating and is only $3.99!

Please make sure the price says “Kindle Price $0.00″ before clicking “Buy”. If it says “Prime Members $0.00″ “read for free”, it is NO LONGER FREE. All books are free at the time they are posted but are subject to change back to full price at any time. If you are outside of the United States, these books may not be free.



The Crown in the Heather
by N. Gemini Sasson
Rating: 4.2 Stars
Genre: Historical Fiction
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In 1290, Scotland is without a king. Two families – the Bruces and the Balliols – vie for the throne.

Robert the Bruce is in love with Elizabeth de Burgh, the daughter of an adherent of the ruthless Longshanks, King of England. In order to marry her and not give up his chances of someday becoming King of Scots, Robert must abandon his rebel ways and bide his time as Longshanks’ vassal.

But Edward, Longshanks’ heir, doesn’t trust the opportunistic Scotsman and vows to one day destroy him. While quietly plotting his rebellion, Robert is betrayed by one of his own and must flee Longshanks’ vengeance.

Aided by the unlikely brilliance of the soft-spoken young nobleman, James Douglas, Robert battles for his throne. Victory, though, is never certain and Robert soon learns that keeping his crown may mean giving up that which he loves most-his beloved Elizabeth.

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City of the Falling Sky
by Joseph Evans
Rating: 4.8 Stars
Genre: Young Adult Thriller
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When Seckry Sevenstars is forced out of his village by the greedy Endrin Corporation and relocated to the daunting metropolis of Skyfall City, he harbours resentment for the company and vows to get them back one day for taking away his home, his school and his friends.

Fortunately, the marvels of the city do a good job in distracting Seckry from his anger and homesickness, and it isn’t long before he’s competing at Friction (the city’s most popular multiplayer video game), slurping awe-inspiring multicoloured milkshakes, and getting butterflies on his first date.

Then, when a mysterious email asks Seckry to break into the headquarters of the Endrin Corporation and steal a container full of worms for a hefty sum of money, his anger resurfaces, and he can’t resist the revenge he promised himself.

Alone at night, Seckry creeps through the sewers whilst wondering what experiments Endrin might be doing on the worms, and emerges into the silent complex. But the worms aren’t the only thing that he finds. Staring at him through the darkness, with wide, innocent eyes, is something that makes Seckry’s heart almost stop.

A girl.

She’s shaking, petrified, and has no recollection of who she is or what she’s doing there.

Floodlights bleach the area and Seckry has no choice but to grab a hold of the girl and escape with her.

Suddenly the question of what Endrin were doing with a few worms becomes the last thing on Seckry’s mind. What were Endrin doing with a human?

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Farming As A Spiritual Discipline
by Ragan Sutterfield
Rating: 4.9 Stars
Genre: Christian/Non-Fiction
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The problem with our role in creation is that we don’t remember it. In our fallen state we have forgotten our place, both within God’s will and love and also in our love and care for creation. We need to be reminded of who we are and what we are about. Practices and disciplines are our primary way of learning to remember, of being recollected to our place and call as creatures. I would like to offer farming, done well, as one of those disciplines. Of course we cannot take on farming and expect to learn about our role within creation any more than we can fast and expect to learn about the nature and control of our desires. If we are to practice farming and learn from it we must take it on as an intentional discipline – ready to see and hear its lessons.

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The Goose That Laid The Golden Egg
by Doug Bremner
Rating: 4.8 Stars
Genre: Medical Ethics
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Accutane – the truth that had to be told

In 2001 Hoffman-La Roche’s drug Accutane was selling in its billions worldwide as a treatment for acne. For those who suffered from extreme scarring acne, it was something of a miraculous treatment, however evidence started to mount that for others it was a death sentence. Over the next few years it was estimated that between 300 and 3,000 young people being prescribed Accutane since its launch had committed suicide or killed others.

In 2001 the father of young man in Ireland who had committed suicide approached Dr. Doug Bremner as Professor of Psychiatry & Radiology at Emory University to see if he could find a causal link between the drug and depression. His findings were that the drug did have an effect on the brain likely to cause acute depression in some patients, which was not surprising as it is a molecular cousin of Vitamin A which is known to cause depression in excessive quantities.

One might think that Hoffman-La Roche would have welcomed these findings. After all, no-one was doubting that Accutane was an extremely effective remedy in many cases, it was just that it appeared to have lethal side-effects in others.

You might like to think again on that one.

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When Farts Had Colors
by Mark Thomas
Rating: 4.6 Stars
Genre: Middle Grade Fiction
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Don’t let the title throw you off – this is a hilarious book with an anti-bully theme.

When Farts Had Colors is the story of 4th grader Lance Chance who hates Mondays. This particular Monday Lance’s mom coaxes Lance to school with his favorite sandwiches and a ‘wish-kiss’. On his way to school Lance is tormented by “the biggest, meanest 4th grader ever to stalk the halls of Alfonso Orr Elementary School. Merry Maddox. Bully Extraordinaire…”A legend” and her posse of mayhem, the Crazy M&Ms. If having to hand over his sandwiches and perform a certain humiliating act wasn’t enough, Lance gets blamed by Merry Maddox for letting out a fart so horrible it forces the entire school to evacuate. Lance runs away from school and wishes that farts had colors. “Then everyone would have known it was Merry Maddox who sent out those heat seeking missiles of doom and destruction,” thinks Lance. And just like that, Lance’s wish comes true. Will Lance come up with a plan to expose Merry Maddox and reveal her true colors?

 

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