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Friday, March 1, 2013

Free Books Available Mar 1, 2013

Thank you SO much to all those who, out of the goodness of their heart and appreciation for the books, used my affiliate links over the past few days to help me get a small commission.  I appreciate it SO MUCH!  Thank you, thank you!

(The changes don't mean no one can ever use an affiliate link again.  It just means that in order for me to continue listing free books every day, I will need people to both use the affiliate links in the sidebar to make their Amazon purchases AND if those sidebar links were clicked on and no purchase was completed, to then wait at least 24 hours to download free books from the list.)***explanation at bottom.

Today's the first day of semi-chaos!  No easy way to search for the free books or to list them.  Trying new ways of searching and new ways of listing.  I hope it smooths out a bit and doesn't take this long every day!

If you could PLEASE PLEASE wait to download until it's been at least 24 hours since you last clicked on one of my Amazon affiliate links..UNLESS you made a paid purchase after clicking it--an affiliate link would include the free books from yesterday AND/OR the Amazon links on the sidebar...this would help to ensure I don't run up the total too quickly and have to stop listing mid-month.***(see explanation at bottom)

For the health and a few other non-fiction, I've tried using the link program.  For the other ones, note that the pictures themselves are no longer links, only the titles of the books are links.

Please see above for how to read these books without a Kindle, and the sidebar at left for a quick explanation of this blog. Have fun getting new books! :) May I suggest that you check daily so you don't miss all those available for only 24 hrs.
For the fastest notification of daily posts, please "Like" Prep Utility Vehicle on Facebook. I will post the link to the latest blog post there immediately after publishing it each day. This should help those who have trouble with different readers and email notification being fast enough.

Except for the Inlinkz list, the pictures are not links, just the titles are.
For Fiction, scroll down…
General Self-Sufficiency and Survival

Disaster Preparedness: Emergency SurvivalDisaster Preparedness: Emergency Survival
newly released

The Essential Preppers Handbook (Preppers will Survive)The Essential Preppers Handbook (Preppers will Survive)
listed yesterday--but please use this link instead if you didn't get it yesterday.

How to Camp Out: Practical Advice for the Outdoor Adventurer Based on the Experience of a Civil War Soldier
Not free in Canada; possibly USA only; check price.

Individual Preparedness and Response to Chemical, Radiological, Nuclear, and Biological Terrorist Attacks: The Reference GuideIndividual Preparedness and Response to Chemical, Radiological, Nuclear, and Biological Terrorist Attacks: The Reference Guide
This is a long-term free book.

Food, Home, and Farming/Gardening

Superfood Genius! 99 Mouthwatering Vegetarian Slow Cooker Recipes, Green Smoothie & Raw Food Recipes For Every Meal of The Day (Including Dessert!)

Scratch Breads: Easy Homemade Breads & Sweets

How to Build your own Rustic Front Door (21st Century Self Reliance: A Survival Preparation)How to Build your own Rustic Front Door (21st Century Self Reliance: A Survival Preparation)


Blood Pressure Medications: Things You Should Know, Questions You Should Ask (Why Am I On This Medication?)

True Accounts

Between the Two Rivers: A Story of the Armenian Genocide
"Orphaned by the Armenian Genocide in 1915, Mannig and her sister Adrine struggle to stay alive in what is now eastern Iraq. Mannig lives on the streets and trades camel dung for bread; her sister works as a servant for an Arab family. With the help of Barone Madiros, a wealthy philanthropist, Mannig and Adrine eventually find their way to an orphanage for surviving Armenian children. In this refuge, after years of hardship, the two sisters find compassion, joy, safety ... and love. Told by Mannig’s daughter, Between the Two Rivers is a candid and moving account of a mother’s triumph over adversity. This revised 2nd edition includes a map and photographs."

Scrap Drives and Milkweed, Growing up Poor in the FortiesScrap Drives and Milkweed, Growing up Poor in the Forties

Sweetly Undauntable, Our Mother's LegacySweetly Undauntable, Our Mother's Legacy
"To be undauntable means that no matter how hard the knocks, you won't stay down. That's our mother. ...: her unconditional love for all of her eight children. ...As a child I had no idea there were bad money, no food, rejection, humiliation, abandonment, suicides...that's because she was the kind of person who kept adult issues out of sight, out of earshot, from children. It was not until I was an adult that she reluctantly told me what happened between her and my father."


Land of My Heart (Heirs of Montana Book #1)Land of My Heart (Heirs of Montana Book #1)
"an unforgettable portrait of this rich, rugged landscape, populated by strong and spirited characters. When Dianne Chadwick urges her family to move west to her uncle's ranch in the Montana Territory, she has no idea that her new life in the rugged frontier--and even within her uncle's home--will not be the idyllic adventure she expects. But first she has to survive the arduous wagon journey with the help of guide Cole Selby, whose heart seems to be as hard as the mountains he loves."

Politics, Terrorism, and Intrigue/Conspiracy

Black Harvest (The PROJECT: Book Four)
"...a conspiracy bent on world domination...They uncover a deadly plan of corporate greed  that will cause millions to die if it succeeds. Director Elizabeth Harker must forge a dangerous alliance to try and stop the plot and avoid certain war with Russia. All the while, a high-placed American traitor does his best to sabotage the Project at every turn...and time
is running out.

The Chosen One - The Mossad in IranThe Chosen One - The Mossad in Iran
"March, 2015. Whisked off in the middle of the night by a chopper taking him to a secure underground command center in Tel Aviv, Israeli Prime Minister Dov Dvir is brought up to speed on the greatest crisis ever faced by Israel. An email message sent by a Mossad agent, who has access to the highest echelons of the Iranian regime, warns that an Iranian nuclear strike against Israel will take place within forty eight hours, as a direct result of a coup by elite Iranian military units. When the Ayatollahs –fortified in a bunker in the holy city of Qom – realize that all is lost, they will launch their nuclear warheads at Israel. "

Forty Days to Armageddon
not free in Canada; check price.

Collapse, Post-Apocalypse, Speculative Futures

Survivalist by Circumstance - Volume One

The start of a series about a family who move to a rural area and eventually become survivalists. It’s by the author of Target: Earth which has been listed here before, and its sequels. The others in the Survivalist by Circumstance series are HERE.

Damnation Day 1 - Hell's AngelDamnation Day 1 - Hell's Angel
"The Damnation Day quartet, of which Hell’s Angel is the first book, is set in a post-apocalyptic world, and follows the lives and loves of some of the ‘survivors’. The central character, Angelus, is known to some as ‘the black crow’ or ‘the dark angel’ because on his travels, he is often the bearer of bad news – but Angelus has his secrets..... The stories follow the lives of Angelus and those who travel with him as they travel through their world and try to ‘put things right’"

Damnation Day 2 - Games People PlayDamnation Day 2 - Games People Play
"Games people play takes up where Hell’s Angel leaves off, and finds Angelus trying to get his life in order following Dante’s ‘revelation’. However, his attempts at domesticity don’t last for long and he’s soon back on the road along with his reluctantly acquired companions. Not unsurprisingly, Angelus is soon in trouble, both political and domestic.... "

The Underground
"The story is set in the backdrop of the futuristic dystopian America run by an iron-fisted Queen. Under the guise of ending sexual assaults against women, she requires unmarried twenty-six-year old men to be castrated. To further diminish men’s rights, women are the only ones who can legally propose marriage.

When the Queen’s rebellious daughter, Shayla, falls for a commoner, the Queen refuses to condone the marriage. Shayla’s lover, Nathaniel, is left with unsavory options. Everything changes once he is kidnapped into The Underground, a secret renegade organization on a mission to overthrow the extremist regime. They train Nathaniel to infiltrate high society. Once released, he is commanded to commit a violent act that could restore equality for men; an act that would kill any chances for a life with Shayla. Will he save his gender from another generation of abuse or follow his heart?"
The PlannerThe Planner
"Kris Mitchell has seen her entire life ripped away from her by the economic downturn. ...When Kris gets an opportunity to become a Level I Planner for a new federal agency that has been created to implement the Retire America Act of 2013, she is grateful that for the first time in years, she will actually have a steady paycheck and a future...But as Kris works to implement the Retire America Act, she learns that the government’s new plan to confiscate all of the wealth and property of America’s retirees in order to ensure them lifelong care in the Smart Seniors Housing Program has some serious downsides. As she tries to help two thousand seniors, including her own parents, adjust to their new lives in Section W, Kris discovers what it really means to trade liberty for security."

Vestige (Book #1)Vestige (Book #1)
"In the Midwestern suburb of LaGrange, something is amiss. Over a twenty-four-hour period, all the children under the age of thirteen along with many adults have disappeared without explanation. It doesn't take long for those left behind to learn that this tragedy is part of a global event. As people panic, civilization begins to crumble. Luckily, the Secretary of Homeland Security, Daniel Grimshaw, has a plan to restore order. But first, every remaining person must be accounted for and tagged with a mark on their right hand.

Unaware of his responsibilities, seventeen-year-old Micah has been preparing for this day. His mother trained him and provided him with the proper tools, but she neglected to tell Micah about the family legacy, his legacy. Now that his mother is among the missing, will Micah ever discover who he is, or what he needs to do to save what's left of humanity from the hellfire of perdition? 

Vestige is the first book in a two book series."
The Last Book. A ThrillerThe Last Book. A Thriller
"It’s 2015 and global anarchy threatens. In just twelve months, courtesy and tolerance have all but disappeared and tempers flare with fatal results. As irrational behaviour prevails, the streets, subways, and restaurants have become dangerous places. The White House wants to know what the hell is going on. Behind the scenes, Sarah, a respected ghost writer and single mother, is unwittingly lured by the mysterious Ethan Cross into writing the last book in a trilogy for a best-selling author. Cross’s boss, Mark Payne, a ruthless and ambitious corporate giant, has a secret deadly plan to change the world as we know it—and he must be stopped. From New York to Washington, and to Sydney, Australia, the chase is on.
.....Michael Collins is a book coach and best-selling ghost writer living in Brisbane, Australia. He is currently working on his Fletcher series, The Magic Stick, and Time To Pay The Ferryman, as well as the sequel to The Last Book."
"Fleeing their homes in the city, three teens find themselves on the run with little kids in tow. As people vanish and buildings crumble, they seek shelter in the nearby mountains. Survival depends on their ability to adapt with nothing more than the items pilfered from a crumbling store. Hovering in the background is the constant threat of being discovered by the aliens, adding to the pressure the teens feel having no shelter, a limited supply of food and the well-being of three children to ensure. They must come up with some creative solutions before the inevitable onset of winter, while attempting to remain “invisible” to avoid capture. Being mature and responsible is no longer optional as they deal with their individual personalities, traumas, and learn to raise a baby. Unaware of the extent of the alien destruction, they can’t help but wonder if all their efforts are in vain."

"From the ashes of the Third Civil War rose a new leader and a new nation, free from the tyranny and oppression of the East. The Exalted One promised the citizens freedom, independence, and the gift of Enlightenment, in return for total obedience to “The State.”

Seventeen-year-old James Schylus has always lived to serve the State, but as starvation devastates the population, he’s forced to confront the truth: that the world he knows and loves is nothing more than a fa├žade. He must choose to remain and die, or betray his country, his people, and his dear leader by journeying to that country in the east, to America."
Desperate TimesDesperate Times
"Imagine waking up to the horrific news of an economic cataclysm. Around the globe, investors have panicked and the markets are on the verge of collapse. The unthinkable has happened. There is a run on the banks and the dollar is in a free-fall. With time running out, you rush out the door and try to prepare for the worst-case scenario; only to learn that hyperinflation has arrived and prices have already begun to skyrocket. This is the sad beginning of Desperate Times."

Above with Sci-Fi or Fantasy Elements

"A hungry alien substance has traveled to Earth following a doomed Lunar mission, and it's consuming everything it touches, leaving behind drifts of gray death. No life form stands a chance, but Clyde Jackson is tougher than most. He's seen war and he's been in plenty of foxholes. Now he's living through the end of the world one day at a time in a panic room that has become his only refuge. It's only a matter of time before the ventilation fails, and it'll only take a single gray speck to end it all... "

The Settlers (The Movement Trilogy)The Settlers (The Movement Trilogy)
"Earth is on the brink of ruin. Great storms destroy cities. Rising seas reshape the continents. Afraid for its survival, mankind constructs a fleet of space stations in orbit, and steps off-world..."

"Through instantaneous analysis of an individual’s DNA, one’s skills, personality and appearance are broken down into categories, deciphered, then rated. Extensive experimentation on the remaining human population has given the government the ability to associate each person with their most suitable education, perfect career and most compatible mate..."

Dominion I: SeedDominion I: Seed
1st of “an apocalyptic epic in seven books;” “A great monument of the Islamic faith crumbles to the ground in a freak earthquake, setting the stage for mankind’s entry into the next age; an apocalyptic time where right and wrong, love and indifference, and black and white fade into alternating shades of gray. “

Lunar OneLunar One
"This novella is a cross between 1984 and Escape from Alcatraz. It is a story of what is happening today in our country. It is about the future and the most escape proof prison ever created which is located on the moon. It is controlled remotely by use of robotic equipment. It is the story of an invisible man who is not really invisible but might as well be. In it there is nano-botic drugs, space elevators, the one world order, corpracracy (government by corporation). It is about the resurgence of freedom, love and spirituality."

The following have come up on a search as free, but they aren't free in Canada.  Possibly USA only, I can't tell.  Please check price.
Season Of The Harvest (Harvest Trilogy, Book 1)Season Of The Harvest (Harvest Trilogy, Book 1)
Genetically modified crops conspiracy. “Framed for murder and confronted by the terrifying truth of what the genetically engineered seeds stolen by his friend are truly for, Jack joins Naomi in a desperate battle across half the globe to save humanity from extermination…” 

Wool - Part One
Extremely highly rated

Dreams Unleashed (Dreams Unleashed, Book 1 of The Prophecies Dystopian Trilogy)

END: An Apocalyptic Anthology

INVASION USA (Book 1) - The End of Modern Civilization

The Shelter (A Short Story)

Escape (Gone World)

"The year is 2209, and the hour has grown late for the human race.  Famine and disease have drastically compounded the misery of a warming planet.   With many billions scrambling after the Earth’s depleted resources, a multinational agency known as The Authority has instituted a population-control policy known simply as Labor."

No Shelter (#1) A Post-Apocalyptic Love Story (No Shelter Trilogy)


Affiliate link--please don't click before getting free books unless you do purchase this one first.
The Remaining: Aftermath
"Wounded and weaponless, he has stumbled upon a group of survivors that seems willing to help. But a tragedy in the group causes a deep rift to come to light and forces him into action. In the chaos of the world outside, Lee is pursued by a new threat: someone who will stop at nothing to get what he has."
List Price:$3.88
Current price: $.97

Just Reading

Lizzy's Big Adventure - A Beautifully Illustrated Children's Picture Book (Sweet Dreams Bedtime Stories, book 2)
By highly rated children`s author

***Amazon counts as a session 24 hours after an affiliate link is clicked OR until a PAID purchase is completed.  All free books downloaded during a session will count towards the 20,000 a month limit that I'm allowed before all payments are deleted from my affiliate account.


  1. If we use your affiliate link, do you get a commission for anything we buy from Amazon during that session (apps, MP3s, furniture, etc) or only if we purchase books? I purchase more "stuff" from Amazon than books and if I can help by using your affiliate link, I'd be glad to. After all, you've gone to a lot of effort to permit me, and others, to get a lot of useful books for free.

    Also, I was thinking of another way to help you keep your counts down. Instead of posting links to a bunch of free books, could you post some tips on how you discover the free books? That way we can all be researchers and post our discoveries in the comments here. Since those links wouldn't be using your affiliate link, they wouldn't count towards your limit, right? Since they'd be comments and not _your_ posts, would Amazon discriminate them as different from your blog entries?

    Whatever happens, I just wanted to thank you for all you've done for the community. I've benefited greatly from your hard work and really appreciate it.

    1. I'm sorry you had to repeat your question and it's taken so long to get the hour or two to formulate a reply. I'll reply in a special post. Thank you so much for your encouragement, and also your wish to help. :)


  2. Something I saw on another free kindle book blog that might work here as well. In addition to listing free books (only a few), they are also listing books for $0.01 (1 cent). This really helps bump up the purchase / free ratio and I don't think anyone can squawk about paying a cent for a book instead of free.

    I don't know if you can communicate with the authors or not, but if you can, maybe you can talk to them about listing their books for a penny instead of free?

    1. I'll also answer this in the special post. Thank you so much for all your thoughts! :)