OK, we all have our vices. For me, it’s books. I just can’t have enough books. Bookstores are a great place to spend a few hours browsing and wishing I had more money in my wallet. Libraries – great places to find interesting reads. Used book sales - I’m there hunting down that elusive book. My house has hundreds of books. While we are not yet at Defcon 1 (buried in books), we do have a lot of books. Then I got an ereader and a whole new world opened up to me. Ebooks! Now I can carry a library in my purse.
My first Kobo came with 100 free books. I got all sorts of classic literature for free. Did I read any? Nope. I then discovered that many online booksellers have free reads to download. I picked up a few good reads that way. Then I discovered Gooreads, a whole community of readers that share their love of books as well as book bargains and freebies.
I’m sure that there are more, but these sites keep me busy. Each time I find a freebie, I make sure that I catalog it in Goodreads as a Kindle or Kobo freebie, so people who follow me can also take advantage of the free reads. A few groups on Goodreads also have threads where they share links to the freebies they’ve found.
And you are not limited to Kindle, Nook, or Kobo freebies. You can download each readers’ app to your PC or mobile device and download more books. A lot of online bookstores also have free ebooks available. Some even have promotions such as All Romance Ebooks’s 12 days of Christmas where they offer 1 free book per day.
Here are some examples of some great free reads I have found: (note – these may not be free any more)
The Abandoned – Amanda Stevens – prequel to The Graveyard Queen series
Deadworld – JN Duncan
Ecstasy – Bella Andre
Half Past Dead – Zoe Archer
How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire – Kerrelyn Sparks
The New World– Patrick Ness – Prequel to Walking Chaos series
Noble Intentions – Katie MacAlister
Once Bitten – Kalayna Price
Sandman Slim – Richard Kadry
Sometimes, the freebies are prequels to series, other times a publisher will release a free first book in a series when a later book is to be released. The key is to watch out for these deals as sometimes the freebie appears and disappears rapidly.
Meanwhile, I’ve amassed a rather substantial free ebook download library. I’m going to be making an effort to read more of my free ebooks for the rest of the year. From now on, you’ll see this little button next to my reviews when I’ve read the free ebook:
1. Do you download free ebooks?
2. Where do you find them?
3. Do you have any recommendations?
4. Do you ever buy a book after reading the free copy?
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