Here are five of the best selling books for the Kindle in December 2013. All of the books are free but some require a Kindle Library subscription. These are adult themed books, not good for the kiddies. Older teens (17-18) might enjoy them. If you have any doubts as to the suitability of the book, all of them have free previews. It is important to take advantage of this feature. You can prevent downloading books that do not suit you by reading the preview first.
The Kindle Lending Library is part of the Amazon Prime subscription. This is a paid service that gives you free shipping and free access to Amazon’s digital content for free. If you purchase from Amazon frequently—more than 10 times a year—the service pays for itself. A free 30-day trial is available.
Two Guys Detective Agency, by Stephanie Bond.
Two estranged sisters find themselves husbandless and broke, and decide to take on a faltering P.I. agency in a strip mall. The women get off to a shaky start--their work styles and lifestyles are like oil and water, and every case seems to resurrect old family quarrels and distrust. Readers give this book 4.2 stars out of five. A total of 454 people reviewed the book. It is free to borrow through the Kindle Lending Library. The book is speech enabled for devices that support this feature.
Plain Jane, by Carolyn McCray.
Book one in the Harbinger Mystery Series. It is available for free through the Kindle Lending Library. Readers give it 3.8 stars, with a total of 963 people reviewing the book. A city paralyzed by a serial killer stalking the night, taking a most gruesome trophy. The only standing in the murderer's way is an FBI profiler...recently released from a mental institution.
Stone Cold, by Joel Goldman.
Public Defender Alex Stone wins an acquittal for her client, accused murderer Dwayne Reed who goes on a blood-soaked revenge spree forcing Alex to decide how far she'll go to save the innocent and her life. This one is free to borrow through the Kindle Lending Library. It received 4.0 stars, with 298 reviews.
30 Pieces of Silver: An extremely controversial historical thriller, by Carolyn McCray.
Another book by McCray. This is book one in the Betrayed Series. Readers give it 3.6 stars. A total of 1,328 people read and reviewed this book. Available for free through the Kindle Lending Library. A Christian suicide bomber. John the Baptist's bones inscribed in ancient Greek. A dark secret carried from the foot of the crucifixion. Can science solve the world's greatest mystery?
It comes with a warning, “Before you purchase this book please be aware that 30 Pieces of Silver is an extremely controversial religious/historical thriller. Too controversial to be published in hardback. Please do NOT purchase this book if you were at all disturbed by the DaVinci Code or The Passion of Christ's revelations.” The warning alone intrigued me enough to download this one—I loved the DaVinci Code.
She Belongs to Me, by Carmen DeSousa
Charlotte police officer Jordan Monroe is used to being in control. Ever since his father died, he has provided for his mother and sisters and even hired his two brothers-in-law to help run his successful construction company. On a chance business trip, however, he meets the one person who throws his life into a whirlwind--Jaynee.
This books gets 4.0 stars, with 163 reviews. It is free to anyone with a Kindle reader app or device. The book is part of the Southern Suspense Series.
Lynda Altman loves her Kindle Fire. She uses her Kindle on a daily basis for business and pleasure. Lynda has integrated her Kindle into her homeschooling curriculum. She feels that you can get almost any book for free on the Kindle. Get notices when this page is updated by clicking on the subscribe link, by email, or contact Lynda @fusgeyer on Twitter.