Mark Your Calendar For Friday the 13th – Get 13 Kindle Books at No Cost!

If you don’t see this post right away, you may still catch a few books free over the weekend, or on sale for a limited time.

Mark your calendars for this Friday, April 13! I’ve organized the Friday the 13th Mystery Authors Free Kindle Campaign featuring 13 books from 13 established mystery authors. Books are expected to be free by around 9 a.m. EST on April 13. On that day, you can come back to this blog post, and click down the list of books to download. Readers will discover mystery, suspense, romance and paranormal in settings that range from small town U.S.A., to Singapore and Indochina, to a mysterious island, to the world of reality TV. Among the accomplishments of the listed authors are New York Times bestselling, Amazon bestselling, Edgar-nominated, Agatha-nominated, winner of the St. Martin’s Press/Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Novel, finalist in the Mary Higgins Clark Mystery Magazine National Short Story Contest, and recipients of the Premier Book Awards Mystery/Thriller of the Year Award, and a Writer’s Digest Writing Award, to name just a few. Don’t miss this one-day, Kindle exclusive opportunity to download these books for free, discover these 13 new authors and add some good luck to your Friday the 13th. This post has been having technical difficulties with buy links disappearing on some browsers, so please download the books here if the buy links don’t show up below.

Sink or Swim by Stacy Juba– After starring on a hit game show set aboard a Tall Ship, personal trainer Cassidy Novak discovers that she has attracted a stalker. Can she trust Zach Gallagher, the gorgeous newspaper photographer assigned to follow her for a local series? As things heat up with the stalker and with Zach, soon Cassidy will need to call SOS for real. “Easy read and extremely well written.” Stephenie LaGrossa, Survivor; “I could not put this book down.” Book Club Queen

Darker By Degree by Keri Knutson – A missing girl. A mysterious break-in. A brutal murder. Actress Maddie Pryce is looking for her big break, but finds herself at the center of a series of seemingly unrelated crimes. Soon she’s tangled up with a persistent detective, a driven director, a playboy producer, and an unstable ingenue. Can Maddie unravel the clues before her next role is as a serial killer’s victim?

Diary of Murder by Jean Henry Mead – Dana Logan’s wealthy sister, Georgi, dies and Georgi’s husband claims it was suicide. Dana knows her sister would never take her own life and sets out to prove it was murder, with her friend, Sarah Cafferty. During their investigation, they stumble over more bodies and place their own lives in jeopardy when they encounter a vicious drug ring.

Ghost Island by Bonnie Hearn Hill – Is Aaron a dream, or is he something much more deadly? Livia Hinson has just begun a Seminar at Sea when a storm hits their boat. Now, she is stranded with the other students on an island off the coast of California. Far away from her foster home and her heartbreak, Livia finds Aaron, the perfect love. But the only way they can be together is in her dreams.

One Small Victory by Maryann Miller -the story of one woman’s courage. Suspense novel by Maryann Miller, based on a true story of a woman who infiltrated a drug ring and helped bring down a major distributor in her small Texas town. Don’t discount what a mother can do to protect her children. First published in hardback, now available as an e-book and as a trade paperback.

Rock & Roll Homicide by RJ McDonnell – The 1st novel in the Rock & Roll Mystery Series finds PI Jason Duffy helping the widow of a slain rock star after she climbs to #1 in the police suspect charts. Duffy, an inexperienced former club musician, sorts through suspects ranging from band members to the Russian Mafia in this rocking whodunit. 4.67 Star Average.

Southeast Asian Quartet by William S. Shephard – Suspense and murder in Southeast Asia in the style of Somerset Maugham, these four tales evoke Singapore, Borneo, Malaya and Indochina. Perhaps you’ll solve the disappearance of Jim Thompson, the Thai Silk King, missing for 35 years. Draw up a chair at the Raffles Bar and join us!

Taken by Debra Lee – Welcome to the fictitious little town of Watery, Pennsylvania where the district attorney’s personal secretary, Mary Murray never planned to become a single mom or a suspect in her infant’s disappearance, but she plans to find Jena before she suffers the same fate Mary’s younger brother had when he was taken twelve years earlier.

The Four Last Things by Timothy Hallinan – Hired to follow a young woman, private eye Simeon Grist becomes mired in murder and a million-dollar religious scam in The Four Last Things, the first in a series of highly-praised LA private-eye novels written in the 1990s by 2011 Edgar nominee Timothy Hallinan. The Drood Review called it “One of the 10 best books of the year.” Publisher’s Weekly: “Very satisfying;” Booklist: “a sure winner.”

When a Man Loves a Woman: Enhanced Multimedia Edition by Alina Adams – Can a man and woman ever truly be just friends? What about if one of them is married? What if one of them suddenly isn’t anymore? Originally published as a paperback by Dell in 2000, the 2011 e-book re-release multimedia edition now features all the text of the original, plus a bonus musical soundtrack to compliment the story! A romance from mystery author Alina Adams.

Willowtree: A Bruce DelReno Mystery by Mike Bove – Bruce DelReno, retired postman, golf and food nut, finds a body near the golf course. He believes the murder is connected to others and involves his Apache friend. Together, they stay a step ahead of the police in trying to solve the cases. They uncover dark secrets of a close knit group of friends in the town of Willowtree, Arizona. This is a fun read with some interesting characters.

Kiki Lowenstein and the Purple Passion: A Kiki Lowenstein Short Story by Joanna Campbell Slan – When a customer’s daughter is falsely accused, Kiki Lowenstein foils a nasty plan to ruin the girl’s reputation. Mystery, crafts, recipes, humor, romance/short story.

Whispering by Gerrie Ferris Finger – Will Cleo Snow admit to making love with charming World War I fly-boy Graham Henry to
clear him in the disappearance of an island woman who claims he plans to marry her? Will Graham compromise Cleo to clear himself? With her spirit firmed by deceit, Cleo vows to uncover the truth and keep her secret.

Please mark your calendar for Give Your Child a Free Kindle Book Day on April 19 – in which numerous books for children, pre-teens, and young adults will be free plus bonus books if you come back to my blog and look in my blog post. The list includes picture books, middle grade novels, and young adult books spanning a range of topics from sports, to paranormal, to historical, to educational. Selected books include the Florida Historical Society’s Best Children’s book of its year, an Agatha winner, books that have been recommended in Best Books for Young Teen Readers Grades 7-10 and in an edition of Children’s Book of the Year compiled by the Child Study Children’s Book Committee in New York City, and a finalist in the Valley Forge Romance Writers Sheila contest and in the Florida Romance Writers Golden Palm contest. The authors in the promotion have been published by houses such as Scholastic, Dell, HarperCollins, Simon Pulse, Avon, E.P. Dutton, Millbrook, Lerner, and St. Martin’s Minotaur, and have written for Broadway, to name a few of their accomplishments.

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  1. This is awesome, Stacy! Thanks so much for putting this together!

    The only book that I had problems with was ‘Ghost Island,’ which is showing a price of $2.99

  2. Thanks for coming by, Darlene! I noticed that also and notified the author to check on it. Usually Amazon will set the books free by around 9 a.m. EST, though we were lucky and all but this one were free by about 5 a.m. so we were off to a good start. Once in awhile, you hear of a delay on Amazon’s end. Check back later in the day and hopefully the price will have resolved itself. I believe that one might be free Saturday also.

  3. Thanks, Stacy! I’ll keep checking.

  4. Leslie Jane Fahrney says

    Thanks so much. This is a great way to feed my reading addiction. Now, if there would only be ways to get free wine and chocolate to go with the free books.

    As of Noon, EST “Ghost Island” still not available. I will keep checking

    Thanks again.

  5. Thank you so much. This is a wide variety of subjects. I’ve been stuck on Paranormals. Now I have something else to dig into.

  6. Thanks for coming by, Leslie and Nikola. Ghost Island appears to still be having a problem. We’ve had a couple glitches today, but other than that price mystery, we seem to be back on an even keel. So glad you’re all happy with the books.


  8. thank you for the books i get them done soon
    and then get them on amzon

  9. Thanks for coming by, Desiree and Linda! Have fun reading them!

  10. FYI, Ghost Island had a mixup with the publisher, so I’m not sure whether that will go free or not. We’re sorry about that! Check back though, just in case.

  11. Thanks so much Stacy! Now to stop my life and the universe to read all these great stories!

    Stephanie Jarkins

  12. Thanks so much for sharing something good on Friday the 13!

    I’ll be making a note about April 19 also.

    Thanks again!

  13. thanks for putting this together. It is a painless way to discover new writers, and a good way to get new readers hooked. I don’t end up buying from every free offering, but I always end up buying from some of them.

  14. only one ive still had problems with is ghost island but hey 12 ut of 12 still isnt bad ty!

  15. Thanks so much for coming by, Lanae, Robert and SiNn – we’ve had a report that the Ghost Island glitch is being worked on, so maybe that one will still pan out! I know what you mean, Stephanie, my Kindle is quite full with no time to read all those books! Hopefully I’ll catch up soon.

  16. Thank you so much! I tweeted all the links for all readers out there as well!

    It was a great way to feed my new Kindle!

  17. Thanks for putting this list together. I look forward to reading them.

  18. Dalane Petronis says

    Thanks for all the free books. Hoping to get my Kindle fire for Mother’s day. so will read on the pc until than. Ghost Island still $2.99. but will check later.

  19. Deb Novack says

    Thanks so much my Kindle was very hungry today!

  20. Best of luck with your giveaway! I shared the news in my weekly Friday Freebies roundup on Facebook:

  21. Thanks so much to everyone for all the tweets and Facebook shares. We hope you all enjoy the books!

  22. By the way, I should be posting a blog post of links for April 19’s free Kindle books for children, teens and YA fans sometime this weekend, so visitors can save the link and come back to it on the 19th.

  23. Thank you for the books I now have some to read while picking up the kiddos. The only one that is still not free is Ghost Island.

  24. Thanks for coming by, Misty, hope you enjoy them!

  25. Thanks so much for all the free books! Many look so interesting! Ghost Island still isn’t free, but I got many of the others!

  26. Thanks for coming by, Robin! Hope you enjoy them!

Stacy Juba