Thursday, August 5, 2010

PLANET IPAD Free Book Alert for Thursday, August 5, 2010: James Patterson's "The Postcard Killers: Book One," plus "Vampires menace Jesus in 33 A.D." from Today's Sponsor!

Today's latest addition to our list of over a hundred free iPad-compatible titles in the Kindle Store is a substantial preview -- equal to 87 print pages -- from the next new release from James Patterson and one of his several co-authors ....
But first, a word from ... Today's Sponsor

33 A.D.
by David McAfee
Published by Coelacanth Press
Kindle Edition

List Price: $2.99
Our Price: $2.84 (Save 5%)
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(Editor's Note: If you've been reading Kindle Nation for any length of time, you may be aware that I'm not a zombie novel guy. But I've been reading 33 A.D. and I can tell you that David McAfee is a gifted writer with an amazing command of history, plot, character, and pace. And perhaps most surprising to me -- this is, in its own way, a reverent book. I think it may be one of those books that teaches its readers never to allow genre alone to guide them away from any work of fiction. --S.W.)
Jerusalem, 33 A.D. The vampires of the era have long sought to gain a foothold into Israel, but the faith of the local Jewish population has held them in check for centuries.

When one of their own betrays them to follow a strange young rabbi from Galilee, the elders of the vampire race dispatch Theron, a nine hundred year old assassin, to kill them both.

The rabbi's name is Jesus. Killing him should be easy.

"33 A.D. by David McAfee is a wildly original, non-stop pulse pounder that tells the story of a vampire assassin whose mission is to kill Jesus of Nazareth. In a genre mired by cliché stories, this stands out as something bold and new."
Jeremy Robinson, author of Pulse and Instinct

"David McAfee's 33 A.D. is a truly compelling and unique perspective on the events surrounding the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. With all the skill of a seasoned novelist, McAfee's thriller brings a melange of riveting characters, otherworld mythology, and political intrigue together in one fascinating read - a tautly paced winner on all levels."
Jon F. Merz, author of the Lawson Vampire novels & Parallax

"This story is an action-packed thriller, filled with mystery, intrigue, betrayal and murder. The attention to detail and careful plotting are masterfully done. You'd never guess this was David McAfee's first novel."
Jess Haines, author of Hunted by the Others
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Free Listings!

Here are our updated free iPad-compatible promotional listings in the Kindle Store as of Aug. 5:

The Postcard Killers (Special Free Preview: Book One) by James Patterson and Liza Marklund

(That's the good news. The bad news is that Patterson and his agency model publisher, Hachette, have priced pre-orders for the ebook's August 16 release at the exorbitant and unsustainable price of $14.99.)

Paris is stunning in the summerNYPD detective Jacob Kanon is on a tour of Europe's most gorgeous cities. But the sights aren't what draw him--he sees each museum, each cathedral, and each cafe through the eyes of his daughter's killer.

The killing is simply marvelous
Kanon's daughter, Kimmy, and her boyfriend were murdered while on vacation in Rome. Since then, young couples in Paris, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, and Stockholm have been found dead. Little connects the murders, other than a postcard to the local newspaper that precedes each new victim.

Wish you were here
Now Kanon teams up with the Swedish reporter, Dessie Larsson, who has just received a postcard in Stockholm--and they think they know where the next victims will be. With relentless logic and unstoppable action, The Postcard Killers may be James Patterson's most vivid and compelling thriller yet.

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Here's a list of the categories in today's Free Book Alert:

Crime and Suspense
Writing and Publishing
Children/Young Adult/Teen
Contemporary Fiction
Christian Spirituality and Christian Fiction
Science Fiction and Fantasy
Historical Fiction and Romance 
Gay and Lesbian 
Memoir, Biography, Personal Story

Harper Collins Pre-Order for July 30, 2010 - Suspense
Harper Collins Pre-Order for August 24, 2010 - Suspense

Writing and Publishing
Publish on Amazon Kindle with the Digital Text Platform
Publish on Amazon Kindle with the Digital Text Platform

by Rick Riordan
Contemporary Fiction
The Hunters
The Hunters

Spirituality and Christian Fiction
by Cathy Marie Hake

Science Fiction and Fantasy
 Bright of the Sky (Entire and the Rose, Book 1)
 First Flight: A Tor.Com Original
Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith #3: Paragon
Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith #3: Paragon
Swashbuckling Fantasy: 10 Thrilling Tales of Magical Adventure
Swashbuckling Fantasy: 10 Thrilling Tales of Magical Adventure

Historical Fiction and Romance
The Wicked House of Rohan
The Wicked House of Rohan - Historical Fiction by Anne Stuart
 Hide in Plain Sight

Memoir, Biography, Personal Story
More Blood, More Sweat and Another Cup of Tea

Samples and Sneak Previews
Shaken (Teaser Chapters) (Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels Mysteries)
 The Lost Hero Chapter Sneak Peek
by Rick Riordan

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