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    Not sure if somebody already mentioned but The Winds of Khalakovo by Bradley P. Beaulieu is currently free for Kindle

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...w_myk_ro_title

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    thanks, I've been meaning to give this a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonReader View Post
    Not sure if somebody already mentioned but The Winds of Khalakovo by Bradley P. Beaulieu is currently free for Kindle

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...w_myk_ro_title
    Thanks! This is one I've been interested in for awhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonReader View Post
    Not sure if somebody already mentioned but The Winds of Khalakovo by Bradley P. Beaulieu is currently free for Kindle

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...w_myk_ro_title
    I've had this one on my Kindle Wish List for awhile, but now that it's free... downloaded! Thanks for the tip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Contrarius View Post
    I don't remember whether this has been mentioned in this thread already --

    I just finished Hard Day's Knight, by John Hartness. It was silly and fun, about two vampires doing PI work. First of a series. Currently priced at $0.99 at Amazon.

    http://www.amazon.com/Hard-Knight-Bl...1933796&sr=8-2
    I've not med John, but like David Dalgish he is another one of those Indie authors that have been making a name for themselves. I believe he recently was signed by a small press that has had some great successs with ebooks so I hope his do well.

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    The Winds of Khalakovo

    So many interested in The Winds of Khalakovo! I just finished it, and left a 3 star review on Amazon with a review under the name ArtNJ. Sorry! Just doesnt feel polished enough. Among other things, POV sometimes shifts from paragraph to paragraph without any demarcation. Normally I ignore reviewers who mention jarring perspective shifts, but here it actually bothered me.

  7. #112
    The Emperor's Edge by Lyndsay Buroker is currently free for Kindle on Amazon --

    http://www.amazon.com/The-Emperors-E...2861383&sr=8-1

    I'm not familiar with it, but it's selling very well right now and has lots of good reviews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Contrarius View Post
    The Emperor's Edge by Lyndsay Buroker is currently free for Kindle on Amazon --

    http://www.amazon.com/The-Emperors-E...2861383&sr=8-1

    I'm not familiar with it, but it's selling very well right now and has lots of good reviews.
    I started it, but it seemed really YAish and I stopped. Girl cop bumps into Emperor and he gets all giddy because, you know, he has trouble meeting real girls. Amazon reviews are worth something . . . just not all that much in my experience. I've read way too many highly rated free books, and most are, to me, actually 3 star books. Emperor's Edge has way too many favorable reviews to actually be terrible (lots of favorable Amazon reviews seem to ensure at least that much), but, trust me, it could easily be a 3 star YA adult book. I'm not saying that is what it actually is, just that you have to be really cautious about investing your time based on Amazon reviews. I have read the occassional gem free indie author, but its hit or miss.
    Last edited by ArtNJ; March 27th, 2012 at 02:10 PM.

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    Yeah, Amazon reviews have gotten more and more meaningless as time has gone by.

    OTOH, I'll download any book that's free. I've got lots of disk space, and I never know what I might want to read some day.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Contrarius View Post
    The Emperor's Edge by Lyndsay Buroker is currently free for Kindle on Amazon --

    http://www.amazon.com/The-Emperors-E...2861383&sr=8-1

    I'm not familiar with it, but it's selling very well right now and has lots of good reviews.
    I read the first in her series of steampunk novellas and found it good solid entertainment: a spunky but vulnerable heroine, action, and romance. Can't vouch for Emperor's Edge though, she is selling the second two in the series for $5 each, and according to her blog is making four figures a month from all her stuff combined and Amazon approached her about signing with them. So a subtantial number of people must like her stuff enough to pay for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlyle Clark View Post
    I read the first in her series of steampunk novellas and found it good solid entertainment: a spunky but vulnerable heroine, action, and romance. Can't vouch for Emperor's Edge though, she is selling the second two in the series for $5 each, and according to her blog is making four figures a month from all her stuff combined and Amazon approached her about signing with them. So a subtantial number of people must like her stuff enough to pay for it.
    I kind of liked the steampunk novella (Flashgold I think its called) too -- read the first one just as you did. Definitely had a certain charm/atmosphere to it, appreciated it as a freebie. Just saying Emperor's Edge *seems* more YA from the few chapters I tried.

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    Anathem is currently $1.99 for Kindle --

    http://www.amazon.com/Anathem-ebook/...igital-text_58

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    "This weekend only, Hadley Rille Books is having a $0.99 sale on the electronic editions of all its titles in science fiction and fantasy. Kindle and Nook versions are available; choose from novels and anthologies. You can browse their offerings at this link:

    http://hadleyrillebooks.com/ebooksale.html

    Sale lasts until Monday, so take advantage of it now. Happy reading!

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    Vivisepulture is currently free on Amazon. It's a collection of 22 short stories in the "New Weird" mold, with some good authors scattered throughout.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...SIN=B006O4V03W

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    Wrath of the Wite Tigress is currently free. I've not read this book yet, but I shared a meal with the author at Dragoncon and he really seemed to have the right ideas about writing and I think he'll be someone to watch.

    He did a fantastic job on the cover which he got really inexpensively from an obviously talented artist.


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