Freebie flash! A “don’t miss” slew from HarperCollins

 Freebie flash! A “don’t miss” slew from HarperCollins

As usual, I don’t vouch for these books, and they come from companies that are not (to my knowledge) blocking text-to-speech.   As promotional titles, they may not be free for long.  Note: these books are free in the USA: prices in other countries may vary.

UPDATE: THESE APPEAR TO HAVE ONLY BEEN FREE FOR ONE DAY.  They may not be free when you check. 

The White Body of Evening
By A. L. McCann
Published by HarperCollins (a general publisher)
Device licenses: 5

This sounds like it might be interesting.  While classified as a mystery at Amazon, it appears it may be more of a horror novel.   It won the Aurealis Award (an Australian fantasy/science fiction/horror) award in 2002.   It takes place in 1890s Melbourne.

The Power of Creative Intelligence
The Power of Verbal Intelligence
The Power of Social Intelligence
By Tony Buzan
Published by HarperCollins
Device licenses: 5

These three are intended to help you improve the way you think. 🙂

Shapes on the Wind
By David Lewis
Published by HarperCollins
Device licenses: 5

This is an autobiography by an “old sea salt”.  🙂

Weetzie Bat
By Francesca Lia Block
Published by HarperCollins
Device licenses: 5

First published in 1989, Weetzie Bat is sometimes considered a young adult novel, but is seen as too controversial for that by some.  In addition to drugs and other issues, it talks about LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgendered) concerns.

The Flirt Coach
By Peta Heskell
Published by HarperCollins
Device licenses: 5

Yep…a self-help book about flirting.

The Body in the Library

By Agatha Christie
Published by HarperCollins
Device licenses: 5

Not the best-known book by the great mystery writer, but most of her books are still under copyright and therefore not often free.  I’m grabbing this one.  🙂

Are You Afraid of the Dark?
By Sydney Sheldon
Published by HarperCollins
Device licenses: 5

Again, a not-as-popular book by a very popular writer. 

The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding
By Al Ries
Published by HarperCollins
Device licenses: 5

A legal guide for cattle rustlers, this…oh wait, no.  It has something to do with marketing.  My bad.  😉

The Luxe
By Anna Godbersen
Published by HarperCollins
Device licenses: 5

Historical fiction opening in 19th Century New York.  Features strong female characters, and may be aimed at the young adult market.

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
By Robin S. Sharma
Published by HarperCollins
Device licenses: 5

Described as a “fable” by some reviews, this one has blurbs from some well-known folks.  Sounds like a bit of philosophical fiction.

Mars and Venus on a Date
By John Gray
Published by HarperCollins
Device licenses: 5

Gray is the author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus.

The Matrix and Philosophy
Edited by William Irwin
Published by HarperCollins
Device licenses: 5

There are quite a series of these “X and philosophy” books, and they are real geek-outs.  They actually typically contain thoughtful essays about a pop culture property…in this case, The Matrix movies.

Football Genius
By Tim Green
Published by HarperCollins
Device licenses: 5

A young adult novel for the sports fan.

The Boyfriend League
By Rachel Hawthorne
Published by HarperCollins
Device licenses: 5

Another young adult novel…les about sports than dating athletes, it appears.

A Dangerous Path 
Warriors #5
By Erin Hunter
Published by HarperCollins
Device licenses: 5

One in a popular fantasy series with cats as main characters.

Well, that ought to keep you busy for a while!

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.

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6 Responses to “Freebie flash! A “don’t miss” slew from HarperCollins”

  1. bonzi Says:

    Interesting. I tried following about half of the links – the books are either not available in Europe, or cost from $7 to $12. The pricing differences between US and the rest of the world are becoming more complicated….

    • bufocalvin Says:

      Bonzi, good point!

      I should have mentioned that was for US customers…I’ll build that into the Freebie Flashes in the future.

      One strange thing is that I can’t see what it is for other countries. I asked Amazon if it was okay to change my country setting (which you do in http://www.amazon.com/manageyourkindle ) to check on things, but they didn’t respond to that question.

      • Dianne Says:

        Bufo, to see what’s offered in another country, you just have to log out of Amazon (clicking on ‘Not Bufo?’ at the top of the screen is the easiest way). Then, when you go back to Kindle Books, ‘Your country or region’ on the left is a drop-down list. You can just change to a different country and click ‘Go’. Don’t foget to log back in, though; it can be very confusing if you forget and go shopping 🙂

      • bufocalvin Says:

        Thanks, Dianne!

        I know how to do it technically, but when you do that, you are stating that you are in that country. I was asking Amazon if it was okay to do that for research purposes (even though I don’t live in that other country). My concern is that I’m basically misrepresenting myself in that circumstance.

        I don’t think anything would happen to anybody who did that, but I’m a rule-follower. 🙂 If Amazon told me it was okay, I would definitely be doing it.

      • Dianne Says:

        You sure are a rule follower, Bufo! Changing country in the drop-down doesn’t change the country in Manage Your Kindle (you’re not logged in, so it shouldn’t change MYK). As soon as you log back in, your country is back to its setting in MYK, so I have no qualms at all about, for example, seeing if an ebook not available in Australia is available in the US. I like to imagine it helps when I’m writing to the Australian publisher if I can point out that an ebook version is out there.

      • bufocalvin Says:

        🙂

        Yep, it makes perfect sense to me that it’s fine to do…but if I only followed rules that made sense, I’d be in a lot of trouble. 😉

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