Archive | March 2008

Free Books for Kindle

Here is a short list of currently available books from amazon which we have downloaded for free:

1. Starfirst: First to Fight

2. The Demon Awakens

3. When Night Falls

4. Fireflies in December

5. A Kiss of Shadows

6. The Hunters

7. Bound for the Holidays

8. By Reason of Insanity

9. Unbreakable

10. Witch and Wizard (preview of the first 20 chapters)

11. On the Heels of Evil

12. Giving Chase

13. The Templar Legacy

14. The Christmas Bus

15. 72 Hours

16. The Music of Razors

17. Skeeter: A Cat Tale

18. Urge To Kill

19. The Foreign Correspondent

20. Shopping for Time

21. Meta Game

22. I Heart Bloomberg

23. Changelings

24. Perdido Street Station

25. Paradox I

26. The Keeper

27. According to Jane

28. Full Moon Rising

29. The Whiskey Rebels

30. Queen of the Orcs

31. The Sari Shop Window

32. Raising Jake

33. The Briar King

34. The Brass Bed

35. The New Oxford American Dictionary

36. President Barack Obama’s

37. Killing Joe

38. Worst Enemies/Best Friends

39. Haley’s Cabin

40. Manifold: Time

41. The Angel Experiment

42. My Soul to Lose

43. Darkfever

44. Paranoia

45. My Sisters Keeper

46. Free Weights and Measures

47. Free Acupressure Guide

48. Pacific Avenue

49. Soul Identity

50. Nurse Jackie on Showtime

51. The Hope of Glory

52. For Love of Mother Not

53. Seducing Jane Porter

54. Magic Kingdom for Sale

55. Star Wars: Lost Tribe

56. Deception

57. Dead Man’s Rain

58. Serial

59. Dracula’s Guest

60. 1901-2100 Monthly Calendar

61. The Haunted House

62. Weapons of Choice

63. Elric: The Stealer of Souls

64. The Merchant of Death

65. Kiss of Midnight

66. Kindle 2 User’s Guide

67. The Cook’s Illustrated Handbook

68. The Idiot Girl and the Flaming

69. Blood Engines

70. Persuader

71. Assassin’s Apprentice

72. His Majesty’s Dragon

73. Red Mars

74. The Babysitter’s Code

75. The Wild’s Call

76. The Keeper of Eternity

77. Still Waters

78. Baby Bonanza

79. The Bride’s Baby

80. Hide in Plain Sight

81. Irresistible Forces

82. Slow Hands

83. Speed Dating

84. Price of Passion

85. Kiss Me Deadly

86. Snowbound

87. A Very Special Delivery

88. Dancing in the Moonlight

89. Once a Cowboy

90. Stranded with a Spy

91. His Lady Mistress

92. Crime Scene at Cardwell Ranch

93. Summer’s Path

94. Homspun Bride

95. Free-Range Chickens

96. Caught Stealing

97. Six Bad Things: A Novel

98. A Dangerous Man: A Novel

99. Murder List

100. Prague: A Novel

(this is only 100 of what we have downloaded, there are so many free books offered from Amazon and they constantly change the free books, check amazon often, as some of the above listed books are no longer free and must be purchased).

Free books are available on the web for the new amazon Kindle.

Here are a few sites and we will be adding others as they are discovered.

Children’s books:

Keep checking back as we will add more sites as they become available.

Enjoy your new Kindle!

New Tier Review Program

We have had several authors and their publishers contact us and inquire how much we charge to perform a stat review, a review that would be completed within 5 days after receipt of the book. We are considering doing this at $100 per book and the review will be listed on all our sites and also sent to amazon, Midwest Book Review and a few others within 5 days of receipt. There will be a charge of $50 per book that will be guaranteed to be reviewed and listed on all the sites as listed above within 10 days of receipt. These will take precedence over all no-fee reviews which will be completed and posted within a month or so of receipt.

Please feel free to provide us with any feedback, thoughts you may have on the new tier review program.

Some of our reviewers post directly to the site while others may send us a copy of the review prior to placing on our site.  WE NORMALLY DO NOT POST NEGATIVE REVIEWS, the reason for this is that one reviewer may love the book and another may hate the book.  As we all know everyone has their own choices and taste in the different genre’s, however, we feel there is no need to post a review which is really bad when other’s may enjoy a book.  If the review is not really negative and more neutral we will post the review.

If you would like the negative reviews placed please let us know and we will be happy to list, however, keep in mind that we have several different reviewers and are not responsible or liable for the negative reviews.

Thank you,

Quality Book Reviews

The New Amazon Kindle – Wireless Reading Device

This is directed to the authors as well as our readers and reviewers.

Authors how do you feel about this new device (Amazon Kindle)? Are you for it or against its use?
I understand that the Kindle is growing in demand and that they are out of stock but are working on these devices as quickly as possible.

I have heard mixed reviews from many who have already bought these devices and other than a few glitches with holding the device in place in its softcover, I have heard no complaints. Actually it is all a buzz of how easy it is to take your device with you where you go and that the downloads are quick, wireless and automatic to the Kindle device.

I have placed an order for mine but I still have not heard when they project a shipment date as of yet. I have always turned down reading ebooks for the simple fact of sitting behind a computer all day, now they have developed this mobile device that is so simple to change the font size making it adaptable to the readers needs.

They have newspapers, magazines that can automatically be downloaded onto the Kindle for a fraction of the monthly cost. You can even subscribed to certain blogs which will automatically download onto the device – all of this is being done wirelessly.

I am actually in a hurry to get my new Kindle device in my hot little hands to see how much better it is that picking up books and carrying with me.

I would like to have others thoughts and feelings on the Amazon Kindle:
Just come on in and give us your thoughts and opinions (whether good or bad)

Authors are you requesting that your novels be available in the Kindle format?

Product Overview from Amazon:

  • Revolutionary electronic-paper display provides a sharp, high-resolution screen that looks and reads like real paper.
  • Simple to use: no computer, no cables, no syncing.
  • Wireless connectivity enables you to shop the Kindle Store directly from your Kindle—whether you’re in the back of a taxi, at the airport, or in bed.
  • Buy a book and it is auto-delivered wirelessly in less than one minute.
  • More than 100,000 books available, including more than 90 of 112 current New York Times® Best Sellers.
  • New York Times® Best Sellers and New Releases $9.99, unless marked otherwise.
  • Free book samples. Download and read first chapters for free before you decide to buy.
  • Top U.S. newspapers including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post; top magazines including TIME, Atlantic Monthly, and Forbes—all auto-delivered wirelessly.
  • Top international newspapers from France, Germany, and Ireland; Le Monde, Frankfurter Allgemeine, and The Irish Times—all auto-delivered wirelessly.
  • More than 250 top blogs from the worlds of business, technology, sports, entertainment, and politics, including BoingBoing, Slashdot, TechCrunch, ESPN’s Bill Simmons, The Onion, Michelle Malkin, and The Huffington Post—all updated wirelessly throughout the day.
  • Lighter and thinner than a typical paperback; weighs only 10.3 ounces.
  • Holds over 200 titles.
  • Long battery life. Leave wireless on and recharge approximately every other day. Turn wireless off and read for a week or more before recharging. Fully recharges in 2 hours.
  • Unlike WiFi, Kindle utilizes the same high-speed data network (EVDO) as advanced cell phones—so you never have to locate a hotspot.
  • No monthly wireless bills, service plans, or commitments—we take care of the wireless delivery so you can simply click, buy, and read.
  • Includes free wireless access to the planet’s most exhaustive and up-to-date encyclopedia—
  • Email your Word documents and pictures (.JPG, .GIF, .BMP, .PNG) to Kindle for easy on-the-go viewing.
  • Included in the box: Kindle wireless reader, Book cover, Power adapter, USB 2.0 cable

Thank you,

Quality Book Reviews

The Dark Tide

The Dark Tide
by Andrew Gross
ISBN: 9780061143427
William Morrow
An Imprint of Harper Collins Publishers
Reviewed by Terry South, Quality Book Reviews

The Dark Tide is Andrew Gross’ second solo novel which is due to go on sale on 3/18/08.

Andrew Gross delivers an ingenious and intricately layered plot, while still creating convincing personal journeys for his characters. The Dark Tide delivers a tantalizing and intriguing story packed with shocking twists that will keep you guessing and begging for more. Gross is a master storyteller and demands attention.

The Dark Tide is a riveting, mind blowing story full of twist and turns. The author draws the reader in and I found myself trying to piece the puzzling story together through to the very end. A true page turner, I was unable to put this one down as it demands to be finished.

** Warning ** Do not continue reading as the following review contains spoilers.

The Dark Tide takes place in Greenwich, Conneticut among the wealthy. It begins with the Friedman family which consists of Charles, Karen and their two children Samantha and Alex. The Friedman’s lives are about to become explosive with the unfolding of the story. Literally there is an explosion at Grand Central Station where Charles Friedman is presumed dead, however, Karen holds out hope; thinking Charlie can come out of this like he does with everything else in life. Karen brings herself to finally watch the documentary one year after the explosion of Grand Central Station. What she finds is astounding, heart stopping and she finds herself watching the same frame over and over. Is her husband really alive? Did he survive, or is it her imagination playing tricks on her?

Karen finds herself searching for the truth and what she finds is $250 million worth of heartache; she is thrown into a whirlwind of international scams, losses of funds, lies, conspiracy and murder.

Karen’s life is turned upside down and she is drawn into the shock of her life, she seeks help from the Greenwich detective Ty Hauck. As the story futher unfolds I found myself hoping that Karen and Ty become involved in more than just the search for Charlie. Andrew Gross takes the characters across the Caribbean with beautiful detail, with the warmth of the sun, the beautiful waters, and the many islands through his vivid details.

The characters are finely tuned, compelling and memorable and you will find yourself caught up within the lives of the characters, I found myself in Karen’s shoes throughout the story. I could feel what she was feeling, Andrew Gross has developed such great characters that you feel as if you are in the shoes of the main character who I felt was the telling the story (Karen Friedman).

Karen through the help of Ty finds that her husband is indeed alive and feels cheated, and is consumed with the question of Why? Has the last eighteen years of her life with her husband Charles been a lie? What was he doing? Why did he lie, could he not trust her with the truth? Was there another woman? Why disappear and let her and and the children believe he was dead? She was determined to find him and find out for herself.

The Dark Tide is explosive action, intriguing, compelling and suspenseful thriller packed with enticing twists and turns to keep you on the edge. The author has created a powerful thriller that tantalizes with a sense of suspense and a steady flow of action. Gross has done a fantastic job in creating a story that is thought provoking and wraps everthing up effortlessly.

If you are in the market for an explosive read that will leave you thinking and talking for days after reading THIS IS IT!

It has been a great pleasure to be able to read and provide a review and I look forward to all of Andrew Gross’ future publications.

The ARC contained some typographical errors which should not be within the pages of the final published copy.

Strong language was used throughout for those that maybe offended. But please do not allow this to deter you, THIS IS AN EXPLOSIVE READ!!!

Andrew Gross web pages:

I wanted to thank Harper Collins for the ARC of “The Dark Tide” by Andrew Gross, it has been a great pleasure reading such an explosive read. I cannot convey how much I enjoyed reading this, I think Andrew Gross has out done himself with this one and has set such a high standard and I truly love his work.

I have already spread the word through family, friends and co-workers and they are ready to hit the stores on 3/18/08.

The cover is also an attention getter as everyone has asked is the jacket designed that way or did you tear the jacket, so a great idea of grabbing everyone’s attention.