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Romance - from historical to contemporary

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1Books007
Edited: Dec 26, 2010, 4:37pm Top

Just got a Kindle (yeah me!) and, of course, I can't wait to fill it with books to read. What awesome free romance books have you downloaded on your Kindle?

2DianeYu
Dec 26, 2010, 5:07pm Top

Congrats on your new Kindle. I love mine.

I've downloaded about a dozen free romance titles, some great, some OK, some terrible or with a hidden agenda to preach religion.

The problem is that the good authors tend to make the first book in a series available for a limited time only (several weeks usually) to get new readers for the whole series. This means that the titles I got free are now back to full price. Recently I snagged Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon, Slow Ride, by Lorelei James, and About a Dragon, by G. A. Aiken. Of these only Slow Ride is still available free, so grab it quick if you like Western themed romance - great series.

What we need is for this thread to be an ongoing one, alerting romance readers when a title goes up free. Have fun with your Kindle!

3Books007
Dec 27, 2010, 8:11am Top

I agree.

I just got done reading Romeo, Romeo by Robin Kaye and it was awesome! As of now, it's still free.

4blue_windchime
Dec 29, 2010, 2:27pm Top

Phenomenal Girl 5 by A.J. Menden is a free Kindle download right now - it's a paranormal romance about superheroes. I've been meaning to try a book by this author, so I was pretty excited to see it as a free download this week.

5DianeYu
Dec 29, 2010, 3:38pm Top

Got it! Thanks for posting. Looks very interesting and will get me out of the historical romance rut.

6anamuhandis
Dec 29, 2010, 8:25pm Top

There's a great blog called Books on the Knob that lists free (and discounted) Kindle and other ebooks. It has a wide variety, but includes a lot of romance.

7ILMBC
Dec 31, 2010, 1:25pm Top

Mistress by Mistake by Maggie Robinson is free right now! I loved this book. This is the first book by this author and I have been anxiously awaiting the second in this series!

8DianeYu
Jan 4, 2011, 2:02pm Top

Millie's Fling, is a Kindle Freebie right now. Chick lit set in England and has a 4 1/2 star rating after 27 reviews - not bad.

I found the best way to search Amazon for freebies is to enter "Kindle freebies" in search, then sort the list by "lowest to highest price" and all the free ones are listed first.

9kristinmm
Jan 5, 2011, 9:43pm Top

>8 DianeYu: Okay, I downloaded Millie's Fling and couldn't stop reading it. Very funny author!! Good idea on her part to offer it for free because now I'll probably pay for some of her other books.

10DianeYu
Jan 5, 2011, 11:40pm Top

kristinmm, don't you love it when a free book is a good read! I've discovered several new-to-me authors this way and I really don't mind paying for a good book, though I might buy it used for a better price.

I wanted to clarify my search suggestion in #8. When you search for "Kindle Freebies" a lot of books that are not free come up too. So sorting by lowest to highest price makes it easier to weed through the list for the romance titles. You will also find a lot of books with very low ratings. If a book is only 2 1/2 to 3 stars, I don't care if it's free, I'd rather pay for a higher rated title. So many books, so little time.

11DianeYu
Jan 6, 2011, 11:06am Top

NOT FREE, but only $1.99 - Pleasures of the Night by Sylvia Day. This author is on Library Thing and has been on my want list for a while to try, but her books are expensive. This first title in a series of two so far is now at a reduced price, normally $9.99 for Kindle. Both books in the series are rated 4 1/2 stars.

12marietherese
Jan 6, 2011, 5:51pm Top

With the standard caveat that taste is a very personal thing and one person's trash is another's treasure, I still feel that I should let you know, Diane, that I read Pleasures of the Night a couple of years ago and found it just awful. Really, really, really irredeemably bad. Which was kind of surprising because I had found a couple of Sylvia Day's historicals silly but fun. If you want to read a book by Day, I'd suggest The Stranger I Married as the best book by her that I've read.

13DianeYu
Jan 6, 2011, 6:08pm Top

marietherese, that bad huh? - DARN! Ratings can't always be trusted. I'll probably give her a chapter and see what I think. I really should use that feature on Amazon more often to read a first chapter free before buying.

Thanks for the recommendation.

14jmyers24
Jan 7, 2011, 5:42pm Top

I'm not a romance reader. However, I did get the free Kindle romance offered today Always the Baker, Never the Bride. It may still be up at amazon for free. If not, it is loanable.

15blue_windchime
Jan 17, 2011, 1:14pm Top

I find my Kindle freebies using the blog ireaderreview.com - I usually just wade through the extra ebook economy and device reviews to get to the free book links. Right now, there are a few free Kindle books in the romance genre:

* Big Girls Don't Die: In The Heat Of The Night, Book 2 by Crystal Jordan (paranormal romance/erotic romance)
* Summer At Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs (contemporary romance)
* Hollywood Nobody by Lisa Samson (young adult book that looks like it might have a little romance)

16DianeYu
Jan 17, 2011, 1:35pm Top

This title popped up when I checked the freebies in #15. Fools Rush In. It's contemporary, christian fiction and written in first person. Four and half stars rating after 58 reviews. Thought it might be interesting to some readers.

I have this thing about first person books though..., most anyway.

17icedtea
Edited: Feb 2, 2011, 5:47pm Top

Not Kindle-specific, but I didn't feel like starting a new thread.

Carina Press is giving away a free ebook (pdf and epub) every Wednesday this month. First one is Coin Operated by Ginny Glass.

http://ebooks.carinapress.com/0F031D76-DF95-48D8-B618-F0D319FEED0B/10/134/en/Fre...

Make sure you enter the coupon code COINFREE

Good till tonight, 11.59 ET.

18HarlequinBooks
Feb 3, 2011, 9:31am Top

icedtea,

Thank you so much for telling everyone about the free book from Carina Press. I should have come here and told everyone. I do have a conundrum in that when we set up our HarlequinBooks account, I was told that promos and contests had to be done in the Author section b/c promoting within the threads - even the thread in the Romance Group that is for promos / contests /freebies - was against policy here. So even if I HAD remembered to come tell everyone, it wouldn't have been where you all would have seen it easily. :( So next week I'll remember, but again the info will be over in the Hobnob with Authors threads . . .

Penn

19DianeYu
Feb 14, 2011, 12:17pm Top

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20DianeYu
Mar 12, 2011, 12:38am Top

Free Historical Romance for Kindle Swept Away by Marsha Canham on Amazon.

22DianeYu
Edited: Apr 13, 2011, 2:10pm Top

Today only, free romance on All Romance Books, Landing in Love.

http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-borntoflylandinginlove-443035-144.html

You may need to register to get it, not sure. There is a free book here each day for the next week or so, in many different genres. Watch the banner scroll across the top of the page to see what is coming up by date.

24DianeYu
May 1, 2011, 10:02am Top

25reesa00
Jun 11, 2011, 2:55pm Top

I just got Cotillion by Georgette Heyer free on amazon today (6/11/2011) for my kindle.

26xorscape
Jun 28, 2011, 6:32pm Top

I asked this elsewhere too, but I'm wondering how intrusive the ads are on the cheaper kindles. Both versions offer the discount. Is it worth the savings?

27reesa00
Jul 7, 2011, 1:52am Top

Paula Quinn's Laird of the Mist was on amazon for kindle for $0.99 (paperback is $7.99)

28oxtina143
Aug 6, 2011, 12:15pm Top

i just got Strange Neighbors by Ashlyn Chase for free. I haven't read it yet so i don't know if its good or not.

Also Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase is on sale for .99 cents. If you haven't read it its a MUST READ for all Historical Romance lovers!!!! Funny!!! I loved the heroine is this book!

29marietherese
Aug 7, 2011, 4:24am Top

I couldn't resist the .99 cent price for Lord of Scoundrels, oxtina143. I also picked up Candice Hern's The Best Intentions for the same very low price.

30scrpo1027
Aug 9, 2011, 11:13am Top

I picked it up too lol - I havent read a Historical in a while but for 99 cents & "a must read/funny" It was a must buy. Thanks for the tip!

31marietherese
Edited: Aug 10, 2011, 3:46am Top

A recent Kindle freebie I really did not enjoy was Lauren Dane's Giving Chase. It may well be the worst book I've read all year. Dreadful prose, ridiculously cliched characters and settings and a plot so predictable and so dull that reading the phone book would have held more narrative interest for me. Even free, I can't recommend it.

32xorscape
Edited: Aug 10, 2011, 5:13am Top

I can recommend Carousel of Hearts by Mary Jo Putney. (Regency romance.) It is one of her older ones and was very entertaining. It isn't free, but I thought it worth it at $3.99.

I also bought the Lord of Scoundrels and The Best Intentions for 99 cents. Well worth it.

33xorscape
Edited: Aug 11, 2011, 8:52pm Top

I just finished Shattered Dreams by Laura Landon and really enjoyed it. It is a 99 cent Kindle book. It is this first book I've tried by this author and I went back for more. Based on Amazon ratings, I also picked up a Cynthia Wicklund, In the Garden of Disgrace I think. Not many ratings here at LT for her.

34LauraKCurtis
Aug 14, 2011, 8:13pm Top

Read a very cute short (novella?) contemporary rom-com -- no heat, quite sweet -- called It's In His Kiss by Caitie Quinn. It was 99 cents, which I think is about right for a novella.

35marietherese
Aug 14, 2011, 11:17pm Top

LauraKCurtis, I just looked at the Amazon preview and that Caitie Quinn story seems really charming! Love the excerpt and the narrator's voice. It's going on my wishlist and I plan to buy it when I get a couple of other Kindle orders together. Thanks for mentioning it here (I love sweet, funny, first-person romance and they seem like they're in too short supply lately, so all recommendations are very welcome!)

36LauraKCurtis
Aug 14, 2011, 11:43pm Top

marietherese - me, too! I don't generally like short stories, so I was reluctant to download it, and I do wish she'd written a full-length one, but maybe she will.

37Storeetllr
Aug 15, 2011, 2:14am Top

>28 oxtina143: Thanks for the tip on Lord of Scoundrels, oxtina143! I just finished it and agree that it is pretty darn wonderful, especially for the 99 cent price.

38marietherese
Sep 2, 2011, 12:29am Top

An update: Right now on Amazon and elsewhere (Kobo, Sony, etc.) Lisa Cach's light and funny time-travel romance George and the Virgin is free, as is Sherwood Smith's YA fantasy romance Once a Princess. Courtney Milan's Unlocked, which has received rave reviews from pretty much everyone, is just $0.99.

39blue_windchime
Apr 7, 2012, 7:16pm Top

Tsunami Blue by Gayle Ann Williams is a free Amazon Kindle download right now. I read this back when it came out in paperback and thought it was great! It's a paranormal dystopian romance that reminded me slightly of the (very few) good parts of Kevin Costner's Waterworld movie.

40Storeetllr
Apr 8, 2012, 12:58am Top

Thanks, windchime! I ordered Tsunami Blue and while looking around on Amazon found another one that also looks pretty good for 99 cents: A Good and Useful Hurt.

41BookSmith23
Jul 19, 2012, 1:35pm Top

There are around 500 free romance downloads here: http://www.heidoc.net/amazon/subscribe.php?department=ROMANC&sort=TITLE&...

42xorscape
Aug 12, 2012, 8:29pm Top

These aren't free, but this series is really good. Today, the first four are just $1.99. I think they are worth it.

A Modern Witch by Debora Geary

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