Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Baritone Wore Chiffon

The Baritone Wore Chiffon by Mark Schweizer is 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 17 customer reviews.  You can pick up your copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/tHVGFB into your computer’s web browser.

Category: Mystery

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

St. Germaine’s police chief, Hayden Konig, returns in this hilarious sequel to “THE ALTO WORE TWEED.” He’s beginning to write his second Chandler-style who-dun-it (an effort that is not going as well as he might wish), when he’s called to England to help solve a murder at Yorkminster. As the season of Lent begins, there’s an interim priest at St. Barnabas – a priest with a wife, and she has an agenda. If the “Edible Last Supper” (featuring the Mary Magdalene Coffee Bar), wasn’t enough, Hayden also has to deal with a Clown Eucharist, snakes loose in the church, the Fung Shui Altar Guild, and a dwarf verger named Wenceslas. As Easter approaches, it becomes clear that the murder in York has repercussions far exceeding the borders of England. Two dead bodies and counting. Now Hayden has some real problems.

Published Monday – Friday (with an occasional weekend post) this blog, Kindle Books for a Buck or Less, primary focus is on the independent author as there are jewels beyond the “name brand” authors. If you would like to try out the free two-week trial subscription on your Kindle, click here or type in http://amzn.to/kb4abuck into your computer’s web browser. Who knows, you might find a new favorite author!

 

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Kindle Reset Instructions

I am going to set this message up to go out monthly for each of my blogs: if you’ve seen it before and know what I’m talking about, or if you’re just plain ‘ole tired of seeing it don’t worry – I’ll be back with a new post soon.

Don’t have a Kindle? Well, you should get one! They range in price from $79 – $379 depending upon the number of bells and whistles you get. You can click here to give the kind of Kindle I use a look.

There seems to be a Kindle problem for a lot of folks – that is, what do you need to do if (a) this or any other blog or newspaper all of a sudden stops updating each day on the Kindle, and (b) you can see the blog or newspaper post in the to be downloaded list of the “Manage Your Kindle” section of the Amazon website and for some unexplained reason it doesn’t show up on your Kindle..

You will need to write this down, or try to memorize it, because if it happens to you I’m willing to bet you won’t remember unless you’ve reset your Kindle a few times!

If you would like to print this out, click here to read my post on the Free Kindle Books Plus a Few Other Tips blog to how to capture screen shots on your Kindle.

If this happens to you, you will need to reboot your Kindle. Here is how you do it:

  1. Click the “Home” button to get back to your home screen.
  2. Click the “Menu” button, and select “Settings.”
  3. You will see several options, but “reboot” is not one of those options. Press the “Menu” button again.
  4. You will have several options, but choose and click the “Restart” button.

Once you do that, it will take about 1-2 minutes to reboot. Make sure your wireless is on, and the Kindle will go look in the Amazon store to see what is pending to be downloaded and viola! You should be back in business. If you ever need to restart your Kindle, I hope this helps!

 

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Too Dead to Dance

Too Dead to Dance by Diane Morlan is 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 12 customer reviews.  You can pick up your copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/tQGt3x into your computer’s web browser.

Category: Mystery

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Lederhosen, Accordions…..and a dead body!

And a dead body is what coffee roaster Jennifer Penny found when she walked into her coffee booth the second day of Hermann, Minnesota’s Polka Daze Festival.

Jennifer, Megan Murphy and Sister Bernadine, the only working nun in town, have been friends since second grade. When Sister Bernadine becomes the chief suspect, Jennifer gets on the bandwagon to find the real murderer and prove the innocence of her unjustly suspected friend.

While unearthing clues, Jennifer dodges the demands of her soon to be ex-husband and the advances of a sexy cop and a flirtatious butcher. She’ll need more than a double espresso to stay on her toes and solve this mystery.

TOO DEAD TO DANCE is filled with excitement, fun, and suspense, along with charming details drawn from the world of county fairs and craft exhibits.

Published Monday – Friday (with an occasional weekend post) this blog, Kindle Books for a Buck or Less, primary focus is on the independent author as there are jewels beyond the “name brand” authors. If you would like to try out the free two-week trial subscription on your Kindle, click here or type in http://amzn.to/kb4abuck into your computer’s web browser. Who knows, you might find a new favorite author!

 

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Ladies and Gentlemen…The Redeemers

Ladies and Gentlemen…The Redeemers by Michael Scott Miller is 99 cents today in the Amazon indle store, and has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 15 customer reviews.  You can pick up your copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/sbucP6 into your computer’s web browser.

Category: Contemporary Fiction

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Ladies and Gentlemen…The Redeemers tells the story of Bert Ingram, once a successful rep in the music industry, who has lost his way. Desperate for redemption, the perpetual dreamer decides to put together a band, recruiting musicians who have only one thing in common: the need to overcome a significant obstacle in their lives. The volatile mix of the musicians’ personalities and backgrounds threatens to derail the band at every opportunity, but in time, the Redeemers begin to realize they have more to gain from one another than they ever could have imagined.

Published Monday – Friday (with an occasional weekend post) this blog, Kindle Books for a Buck or Less, primary focus is on the independent author as there are jewels beyond the “name brand” authors. If you would like to try out the free two-week trial subscription on your Kindle, click here or type in http://amzn.to/kb4abuck into your computer’s web browser. Who knows, you might find a new favorite author!

 

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Thank You Plus a Kindle Deal

This is a post with a few random topics…

The Thanksgiving Kindle Challenge

I just wanted to say thank you for each of you who participated in this year’s second annual Thanksgiving Kindle Challenge (click here or type in http://bit.ly/vxDovS into your computer’s web browser to read the original post).  Thanks to your generosity, collectively we were able to donate $291.60 to the Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign which will help feed and clothe folks who need it, as well as provide toys to lots of children.

If you did not participate, that’s ok – but I hope you consider helping out a local charity of your choice!

Amazon’s Black Friday Deals

Many people, including my wife, think I know what Amazon’s Black Friday Deals are going to be in advance.  The truth is, I don’t – but looking at the Amazon website there are a lot of deals there that change every hour.  You have just as much information as I do if you look at the Amazon page: they tell you what the next deal is going to be, so please bookmark this link: http://amzn.to/amazonbfriday

Kindle DX On Sale

The Kindle DX is on sale for just $259 through November 28, which is a savings of $120.  You can check out the deal if you click here or type in http://amzn.to/e86Rrv into your computer’s web browser.

That’s all for now.  We’re about to get back on the road to head back to Houston – I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Michael

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Looking for more or a reliable source of free books for your Kindle?  Click here for my “Free Kindle Books and How to Find Them book (updated November 2011 for the release of the Kindle Fire!).

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King of Paine

King of Paine by Larry Kahn is 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 12 customer reviews. You can pick up your copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/vz3wgE into your computer’s web browser.

Category: Mystery / Thriller

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

A desperate patient. A rumored cure. How far would you go to find the fountain of youth?

Frank Paine is not your prototypical FBI agent. He’s an ex-Hollywood stud with a kinky past, an irreverent wise ass who craves forgiveness from the woman he loves. When a ruthless stalker uses Frank’s indiscretions to ensnare him in a sultry cat-and-mouse death match, his investigation points toward a missing biochemist. His hunt for her secret haven takes one tragic turn after another, until he finds himself facing an impossible dilemma. Someone will die as a result of his decisions, and it may be his soulmate. Or him.

This intricately-plotted whodunit will keep readers turning pages into the wee hours. More than just a mesmerizing story, King of Paine offers fully-rendered characters who grapple with a range of intriguing end-of-life issues while everything they care about is at stake.

Readers who liked The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo or the novels of Greg Iles will enjoy settling in with King of Paine for a sexy, thought-provoking ride.

Published Monday – Friday (with an occasional weekend post) this blog, Kindle Books for a Buck or Less, primary focus is on the independent author as there are jewels beyond the “name brand” authors. If you would like to try out the free two-week trial subscription on your Kindle, click here or type in http://amzn.to/kb4abuck into your computer’s web browser. Who knows, you might find a new favorite author!

 

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Anomaly

Anomaly by Peter Cawdron is 99 cents today in the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 24 customer reviews. You can pick up your copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/syOtW9 into your computer’s web browser.

Category: Science Fiction

Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:

Anomaly is a hard science fiction look at the prospect of an alien intelligence discovering life on Earth. The technological gulf between mankind and the alien species is measured in terms of millions of years. The only way to communicate is using science, but not everyone is so patient.

Mankind’s first contact with an alien intelligence is far more radical than anyone has ever dared imagine. With a technological gap of millions of years, mankind is barely able to recognise the arrival of an alien space craft outside the gates of the United Nations in New York.

Published Monday – Friday (with an occasional weekend post) this blog, Kindle Books for a Buck or Less, primary focus is on the independent author as there are jewels beyond the “name brand” authors. If you would like to try out the free two-week trial subscription on your Kindle, click here or type in http://amzn.to/kb4abuck into your computer’s web browser. Who knows, you might find a new favorite author!

 

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