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Free Kindle books: Four pre-release books available in July

Get free books for your Kindle device through Amazon Prime
Get free books for your Kindle device through Amazon Prime
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Kindle Prime members have access to free books through the Kindle Lending Library and thousands of free titles on Amazon. Another feature for Prime members is Kindle First. Every month, Amazon offers Prime members their choice of one out of four books that will be release the following month. Your first choice is free, if you want a second book from the selection, you must pay the pre-order price. This month includes selections from the historical fiction, mystery, thriller, and young-adult genres.

July 2014 Picks:

Inamorta by Megan Chance

Fifty readers give it 4.5 stars. Historical Fiction. Pre-order price is $4.99. The release date is August 1, 2014. The book is set in 19th century Venice. Joseph Hannigan and his twin sister Sophie, flee the U.S. to avoid scandal. They seek out the upper-echelon of Venice society to support Joseph’s artwork. Enter a well-known muse and courtesan and Joseph finds himself in danger.

Rain Girl, by Gabi Kreslehner

One hundred and one readers give this book a 4-star rating. Mystery. Pre-order price is $4.99 with a release date of August 1, 2014. Detective Franza Oberwieser is called on to investigate the murder of a young woman, whose body was found on the autobahn. As the detective and her partner start to reveal the layers of mystery surrounding the young girl, everyone becomes a suspect.

The Empty Quarter, by David L. Robbins

Forty-seven readers rate this book with 4.5 stars. Thriller. Pre-order price is $4.99 with a release date of August 1, 2014. While this book seems to have a typical modern-day “save the princess” theme; it quickly turns into a pulse-quickening tour de force, featuring tactics of modern combat combined with complex politics of today’s Arabian peninsula. It’s a moving tale of desperate love and sacrifice set in the wastes of the Rub’ al Khali, the world’s largest and harshest sand desert.

As Red as Blood, by Salla Samuka

Seventeen readers give this book a four-star rating. Young adult thriller. Pre-order price is 4.99 with a release date of August 1, 2014. This book is part of the Snow White Trilogy. Lumikki Andersson is seventeen years old, lives on her own and is highly focused on pursing a career in art. She avoids the cliques and gossip that runs rampant in her prestigious high school. Her life changes radically when she discovers a bundle of blood-stained Euros in a classroom.

Prime members can choose one of these books for free. Most can be shared with others through Amazon’s lending option. If you are not a Prime member, you can get a free trial at Amazon.

Lynda Altman loves her original Kindle Fire. She uses it daily and is surprised that the battery has lasted so long. A Kindle HDX is on her wish list when the Fire finally gives out. Get notices when this page is updated by clicking on the subscribe link or contact Lynda @fusgeyer on Twitter.