A lot of the kindle editions of the Wildcards series are discounted to 2.99 on Amazon, including Wildcards I.
Woot, been wanting to re-read.
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell is also $2.99 (again)
Den of Thieves: The Ancient Blades Trilogy: Book One By David Chandler
Published by Harper Voyager is just 99 cents right now on Kindle.
The Hedgewitch Queen by Lilith Saintcrow on sale for $2.99 for this month only.
I just picked this up yesterday on Kindle for $2.99. It's almost 400 paged long, but it's a quick read. I blew through it in about 6 hours. I think it's his first novel. Im a sucker for new writers. Check it out. His facebook pages says Nook should be out any day.
No I'm a friend of a friend through facebook. He just put an excerpt on his facebook page. You can find it if you search Martin V. Parece II.
The sub-lists like historical fantasy, epic fantasy, those are easier to be on - but again not easy. In general if you make any of those lists you are selling a good number of books and therefore have a following. Most of the indies get on there with low priced books $0.99 and $2.99 but there are more than a few (I was one of them) that get on there price just shy of $5 ($4.95) generally I would rather make the list with a higher priced book than the bargain basement because it says that people find there is enough quality to pay for a good book.
As for searching for recently released books - Try using the "last 30", "last 60"and "last 90" features of the site from a computer than once you have a title you can type it in and download on your kindle.
Kindle Store › Kindle eBooks › Fantasy › Last 30 days (by popularity)
Kindle Store › Kindle eBooks › Fantasy › Last 30 days (by pub-date)
When Women Were Warriors by Catherine M. Wilson is free at Amazon.