Free eBooks

UPDATED 9/26/2016

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I’m being lazy right now (well, not really; I’m working right now, so no time for long blog posts!), so I thought I’d do a quick one about free books. Because who doesn’t like free books?

First, places to look for free ebooks (I’m sure there are others, so feel free to list them in the comments below!):

  • Amazon (obviously not all are free, but you can find lots free ones if you look around and there is even a site/app that will look for the free ones for you. If I can find it again, I’ll post it.)
  • Instafreebie (I receive emails for free books from here, so you will have to give them your email and I do get quite a few from them, but it is always for ebook suggestions and they’re all free books.)
  • Google Play Books (like Amazon, you can find good deals, cheap ebooks, or free books. You just have to look around.)
  • ReadForReview (not guaranteed to give you free books, but you can ask for them and you have 2 weeks to post your reviews on Amazon. You do have to give them your email. You can earn points towards an Amazon gift card – but these are HONEST reviews. You do not have to leave a positive review to earn points towards the gift card.)
  • Freebooksy (I signed up via email, however, you don’t need to. You can just peruse their website, too. It lists ebooks that are either free or have gone on sale for free for a limited time. They’re *mostly* through Amazon for Kindle, however, a few are for other platforms also like Nook, Kobo, and Apple.)

Next, a quick list of books I got for free on Amazon (and a quick note as to whether you should get them, too):

  1. A Reluctant Assassin by JC Morrows (Haven’t read it yet. Fantasy. Reviews suggeest it is heavy in romance despite the cover and the summary, but no one has straight up put down the writing. Reviewers have mentioned some lack of character development and that this is a shorter story. Had one reviewer say the formatting was weird, but I haven’t noticed it.)
  2. True Calling by Siobhan Davis (Haven’t read. Dystopian. Several bad reviews claiming poor writing/too much teenage drama. One suggested it was a lame version of the Hunger Games. That being said, the reviews are primarily high and it seems like those who liked Matched would enjoy this one.)
  3. Inborn by Amy Saunders (Haven’t read. About an alien girl hiding on earth with the ability to create portals. Only 9 reviews, most high. Suggest it is slightly confusing, but interesting. Ends on a cliffhanger. Writing is suggested as being pretty good, but with a few errors.)
  4. Shades of Valhalla by Ellis Logan (Haven’t read. Fantasy about Fae and Celtic and Norse mythology. I will definitely be checking this one out. There are only 15 reviews, but the lowest is 3 stars and that’s a mistake with the site. Listed as compelling and fast paced. I hope it lives up to these reviews.)
  5. Entangled by Nikki Jefford (Haven’t read, paranormal romance. Has quite a few reviews, mostly high. The few low ones suggest that they didn’t like the “teen antics” or the language of the novel/how it was written. Suggest that this is less about paranormal stuff and more about teen romance.)
  6. The Breeders by Katie French (Haven’t read yet. Dystopian, focusing on population problems and the need for women to reproduce as there are so few of them. Reviews are high, but several of the lower reviews suggest that the story lacks depth and “consequences” despite the potential darkness for a story like this. I’m on the fence about this one, because it sounds like it could be really good – or really bad.)
  7. Nightfall by E.L. Middleton (I haven’t read it, but wouldn’t recommend it based on reviews mainly because God plays a very strong role and I don’t necessarily care for that in my novels. If this doesn’t bother you, you might like it anyway. It’s a zombie novel.)
  8. All the Dead Arising by Jamie Campbell (This is a novella. Haven’t read it yet. YA Horror. There aren’t any reviews, so it’s difficult to say one way or the other. All the adults are wiped out, the children are left to fend for themselves. Interesting premise, so I’ll check it out. Let me know if anyone else has read this yet.)
  9. Ghost Park by Heather Beck (Novella, horror, haven’t read. Two high reviews saying that it’s really well written and has all kinds of creepy twists and turns. There is one single star review and I’m inclined to trust it more. It claims the book is short and not in the least scary. The reason I think this may be the most indicative review is because the book is only 23 pages. It might still be scary, but it’s doubtful.)
  10. Chosen: Ghost Academy by K. E. O’Connor (Horror, haven’t read, but interesting premise. Ghosts who don’t move on have to struggle through their deaths and deal with leftover problems. It sounds really interesting and the 8 reviews are high to middling – nothing below 3 stars. Will definitely check out.)

I don’t know if you guys have noticed, but this post turned into a not so quick post… Anyway, hope you guys enjoy some of these and let me know if any of these are no longer free so that I can make a note of that! I’ve found a lot more than ten, but the post got super long, so I think I’ll just do posts like these every so often to go over the free ones I’ve found.

If any of the links are incorrect or broken, please let me know. Also, if you’ve found free ones yourself, let me know in the comments below!

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E.C. Orr

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6 thoughts on “Free eBooks

  1. Yeah…I wasn’t a huge fan of Inborn. I’ve got Tru Calling, and I’ve also gotten an email from the author of Saven Deception who wants me to read her book. I love freebies from InstaFreebie, too! I save all my freebies in a folder in case I ever need to mail them to my Kindle again.
    Great post…and great idea!

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    1. Darn, I was kind of hoping that one would be decent. I got Saven Deception, too! I actually got a new website/email thingy for free books that you should check out. It sends me whenever a book is on sale for free! (I’m going to update this post with that link, too.) it’s http://www.freebooksy.com and I’ve gotten a bunch from this one!

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      1. Ooh, thank you!
        Yeah, I got an email from someone offering me Saven. I already have that one from a free download, but I told her I would review it. She offered me future books in the series for free, so that was cool!
        I’ll def check it out! I like InstaFreebie too!
        I got Inborn from NetGalley. I also got the sequel. I don’t think you’ll like it…it’s just weird. I thought if I kept reading it would make more sense, but it’s REALLY bizarre. Like, they’re aliens but it’s not really addressed too much, and it’s more of a murder mystery with science fiction thrown in…I gave it 3 stars…and you remember what I said about me never being able to go much lower than that. (Lol, my range is pretty much 3-5, not 1-5). I’m too chicken shit to rate lower! Remember I told you I envy you for being able to do that with RaRs? I just don’t have the cajones.

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      2. Haha, yeah you probably make more friends that way though! People like it better when you don’t slam their book… I actually heard back from the author of Defective. She tried to explain some things to me, but it didn’t change my mind in any way. Just made me angry that tried to explain it away.
        I’m sorry to hear about Inborn! I was hoping it would be better though I’m not really surprised.
        That’s awesome about Saven! I got it from her mailing list, I think. I’m on so many now it’s hard to keep track. But yay for more free books!

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      3. Gotta love free books, and gotta love indie authors!
        I felt bad about Craving Beauty…she has friended me through Twitter when I thought my review was pretty negative!

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      4. Haha, well, you never know. I’ve been nicer than was warranted (which is odd for me) and I’ve been super mean in my reviews, too, and as a result of the latter I’ve actually had authors approach me and asked to read their stuff. O.o It has been an odd experience, because she even said she was really nervous about a negative review but felt as though getting a passing grade from me meant she was doing well. x) It makes me really hope I like her book. (I’ve just started it.)

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