Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Free ebooks: Eyewall, All Kinds of Free, Throwaway

   I haven't pointed you to any free ebooks lately, so if you've missed that, today if for you! I've got three and all look like books I want to download and read! The first book is 'Throwaway' by Heather Huffman. In addition to being a freebie, I was initially drawn to this by the cover. Then I read the synopsis, and it is a done deal that I will read this. The setting starts out in St. Louis on Cherokee Street, which is just a few blocks south of the neighborhood that was mine 25 years ago. It continues into the Ozark Mountains, another location with which I am familiar. This is rated 3.59 stars by Goodreads readers. You can read their reviews here. Here is the synopsis from Barnes and Noble.

When society deemed Jessie a throwaway, she didn't let it stop her from finding the sunshine in her world...
But that world is threatened when she finds herself undeniably drawn to the mischievous glint in the eyes of a man unlike any she's ever met before.
What starts as a simple crush will lead them both on a journey they could never have anticipated. From a vibrant St. Louis neighborhood known as Cherokee Street to a cave in the Ozark Mountains with a 120-year-old mystery to hide, Jessie fights organized crime, corruption and her own fears to reclaim her life and leave her mark on this world.

   Pick up the Nook edition here, the Sony Reader edition here, or the Kobo version here.

   The next two books are available as freebies only at Amazon currently. The first is 'All Different Kinds of Free' by Jessica McCann. This is historical fiction, but I believe it is based on a real person, Margaret Morgan. Margaret was a free woman of color living in Pennsylvania, who was kidnapped and sold into slavery. I think I will really enjoy this book, but I will probably really become angry as I read it. It gets 4.35 stars from Goodreads readers. You can read their comments here. Here is the synopsis from Amazon.

A free woman of color in the 1830s, Margaret Morgan lived a life full of promise. One frigid night in Pennsylvania, that changed forever. They tore her family apart. They put her in chains. They never expected her to fight back.In 1837, Margaret Morgan was kidnapped from her home in Pennsylvania and sold into slavery. The state of Pennsylvania charged her kidnapper with the crime, but the conviction was later overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. It was the first time a major branch of the federal government had made a pro-slavery stand, and the ruling in Prigg v. Pennsylvania sewed the bitter seeds of the states' rights battle that eventually would lead to the Civil War.Yet, the heart of this story is not a historic Supreme Court ruling. It is the remarkable, unforgettable Margaret Morgan. Her life would never be the same. Her family had been torn apart. Uncaring forces abused her body and her heart. But she refused to give up, refused to stop fighting, refused to allow her soul to be enslaved.Jessica McCann's work as an award-winning journalist has been published in Business Week, The Writer, and many other publications. ALL DIFFERENT KINDS OF FREE is her first novel. Learn more about McCann online at www.jessicamccann.com.

   You can pick up the Kindle version here.

   The last book, 'Eyewall' by H.W. 'Buzz' Bernard, is a thriller that promises to be a page turner. The setting is contemporary St. Simons Island in Georgia, about to be hit by a Category 5 hurricane. The book is given 4.37 stars by Goodreads readers. You can read their comments here. Here is the synopsis from Amazon.

St. Simons Island, Georgia, has never been hit by a Category 5 hurricane. Until now. No one predicted the storm's sudden force. A crippled Air Force recon plane, trapped in the eye of a violent hurricane. An outspoken tropical weather forecaster, fired from his network TV job before he can issue a warning: the storm is changing course and intensifying. A desperate family searching for a runaway daughter on Georgia's posh St. Simons Island, cut off from escape as the hurricane roars toward them. A marriage on the rocks; an unrequited sexual attraction; a May-December romance. All will be swept up by the monster storm. Get ready for a white-knuckle adventure.H.W. "Buzz" Bernard is a retired meteorologist who worked for thirteen years at the Atlanta-based Weather Channel. He considers St. Simons Island his second home. Visit him at www.buzzbernard.com

   You can pick up the Kindle version here.

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