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Posted on 29 Apr 2013 19:26:10 BDT
Little Egret says:
Free from a Baen author
Ill Met By Moonlight (Magical Shakespeare) by Sarah A. Hoyt
Ill Met By Moonlight (Magical Shakespeare Book 1) by Sarah A. Hoyt

Three in series, the rest can be bought in the 3-in-1

Magical Shakespeare Omnibus by Sarah Hoyt

Or individually

Any Man So Daring (Magical Shakespeare Book 3)
All Night Awake (Magical Shakespeare Book 2)

Still free
Draw One in the Dark (Shifter) by Sarah Hoyt (1 Nov 2006)

Every one of us has the beast inside. But for Kyrie Smith, the beast is no metaphor.

Posted on 7 Apr 2013 13:54:01 BDT
Little Egret says:
Just a Baen author

Two free SF/fantasy short stories by award winning author Sarah A. Hoyt.

An Answer From The North by Sarah A. Hoyt

There is an intruder in the kingdoms of the Fey. He came to the realm of king Albric, finding the invisible palace without difficulty and marring its magic with his iron spurs.

Albric has three days to surrender or die. He's sent for help from the queen of the Northern Lights, of dark elves and evil magic. Will she answer in time and bury their quarrel to defend the land from a worse threat?

Super Lamb Banana by Sarah A. Hoyt
John Lennon, living in a state subsidized flat in London meets a stranger who offers him a chance to go back in time and do everything over...

In a tangle of possible destinies it is sometimes surprising what the best one can be.
--
And a novel, still free

Draw One in the Dark (Shifter) by Sarah Hoyt (1 Nov 2006)

Every one of us has the beast inside. But for Kyrie Smith, the beast is no metaphor. Since she was 15, when she first shape-shifted into a savage, black panther, Kyrie has questioned her humanity and moved from town to town, searching for a way to feel human again.

Kyrie's lonely life changes forever while waitressing at a cheap diner. Investigating screams from the parking lot, Kyrie stumbles upon a blood-spattered dragon crouching over a mangled human corpse. The dragon changes back into her co-worker, Tom, naked, dazed and unable to remember how he got there.

Next in series, not free

Gentleman Takes a Chance (Shifter) by Sarah Hoyt (1 Oct 2008)

Posted on 16 Mar 2013 01:11:46 GMT
Little Egret says:
Yes, David Drake is a pretty good story teller.

He has a site and a newsletter.

http://david-drake.com/

If you want more his fantasy series are mosly published by Tor and not available for Kindle in the UK.

But you might like

In the Heart of Darkness (Belisarius Saga 1) by Eric Flint and David Drake

Mil SF
The Tank Lords by David Drake

Space Navy SF
With the Lightnings (Lt. Leary) by David Drake (1 Jul 2000)

Lt. Leary. a space navy officer attached to a diplomatic mission meets Munday, librarian and duelist.

This is the first in the long running RCN Lt. Leary/Munday space opera series by David Drake It's similar to Patrick O'Brian's Captain Aubrey/Maturin books

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Mar 2013 20:59:10 GMT
Ok just finished Old Nathan. Wasn't sure about it at the beginning as folksy /vernacular style writing can grate on me but I must admit to being sucked in- the man can tell a tale.

Posted on 25 Feb 2013 21:31:52 GMT
Little Egret says:
I too live in the UK and have been downloading ebooks from Baen since 1999 - they don't have geographical restrictions or DRM so no problems.

Dollar pricing we are stuck with but provided you have a credit card Visa or MC international will look after that.
(Visa or MC debit cards should work too).

There are at least three ways of getting a book to your Kindle Fire.

I suggest you try (a) or (b) and perhaps (c) with one of the free books above such as Draw One in the Dark (Shifter) by Sarah Hoyt (click on Free Library or Sarah Hoyt or search). There will then be no risk except wasted time.

(a) Use a PC browser to navigate to the site, find a book and click download Kindle format (not the Zip) then plug in your Fire via USB and drag and drop the ebook from the PC's folder to the Fire's 'documents' folder.

(b) same but use the Silk browser in the KIndle Fire to download

(c) set up Baen as an allowed email sender in Manage Your Kindle under Personal Documents. "Kindle users who authorized Baen to email Ebooks directly to their Kindle will need to update their Amazon account with our email address: Ebooks@BaenEbooks.com."

And register yout Kindle's email addie something@Kindle.com when you register with Baen.

You can then (when logged on) click send by email and Baenebooks will send it via Amazon who will also back it up with other personal documents in the cloud.

If you can't figure out anything post here or use the support email addie right at the end of the FAQ.

Thanks for the above BTW since the site suffers from "we all knew that but we forgot to say it". Sharon Lee (Baen Author) was the first to point out that the "download available for Kindle" didn't appear except for free books and books you had bought. This was rapidly fixed.

Posted on 25 Feb 2013 16:08:43 GMT
You've got me interested, having recently bought a Kindle Fire. Trouble is, I live in the UK and a look at the site's FAQs does not mention overseas customers and everything is priced in dollars. I know I cannot download books from the Amazon.com site (more's the pity, especially all the great free downloads they have) so how can I get hold of the Baen ebooks please?

Posted on 25 Feb 2013 14:19:26 GMT
Last edited by the author on 26 Feb 2013 16:02:34 GMT
Little Egret says:
Glad you liked it,

The 3rd in the series will be Noah's Boy by Sarah Hoyt to be published in July and available as a full ebook from 15th June.

FYI Baen run pre-publication special offers of a bundle of all the books printed or reprinted in a month.

In July that's 6 ebooks for $18 (£13) if you buy the bundle from http://www.baenebooks.com before 15th June.

Such a Deal (TM Jim Baen).

You download from the above site to your devices
the reprints now or soon and the new books on the 15th June.

Beginnings Worlds of Honor VI David Weber
Noah's Boy Sarah Hoyt
Wolf in Shadow John Lambshead
Liaden Universe Constellation Volume I Sharon Lee & Steve Miller
Monster Hunter Legion Larry Correia 2012-09
When Diplomacy Fails Michael Z Williamson 2012-08

Hope this is useful (April, May and June are also available for purchase).

*** Oops edit for correction, the July bundle isn't yet available for purchase. In 3 weeks it will be.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Feb 2013 18:01:45 GMT
Thanks for the heads up. Just finished Draw one in the dark which was an entertaining read. Off ro buy the sequel

Posted on 22 Feb 2013 03:03:13 GMT
Little Egret says:
Free for now.

Originally from Baen, now republished by the author

A Feral Darkness by Doranna Durgin

Still Free

Touched By Magic: King's Wolf Saga, Book 1 (The King's Wolf Saga) by Doranna Durgin

Posted on 15 Feb 2013 15:33:19 GMT
Little Egret says:
Free !
A shapeshifter novel that's in the Baen Free Library for the first time.

Draw One in the Dark (Shifter) by Sarah Hoyt (1 Nov 2006)

Every one of us has the beast inside. But for Kyrie Smith, the beast is no metaphor. Since she was 15, when she first shape-shifted into a savage, black panther, Kyrie has questioned her humanity and moved from town to town, searching for a way to feel human again.

Kyrie's lonely life changes forever while waitressing at a cheap diner. Investigating screams from the parking lot, Kyrie stumbles upon a blood-spattered dragon crouching over a mangled human corpse. The dragon changes back into her co-worker, Tom, naked, dazed and unable to remember how he got there.

(not free) the next in the series

Gentleman Takes a Chance (Shifter) by Sarah Hoyt (1 Oct 2008)

And two (not free) excellent SF by the same author who also has dozens of short items in the Kindle Store. (Sarah A Hoyt)
Darkship Thieves by Sarah Hoyt (1 Jan 2010)

Darkship Renegades by Sarah Hoyt (15 Dec 2012)

And if you want to pay the author this adds an afterword.

Draw One in the Dark, Second Edition (Shifter) by Sarah Hoyt

Posted on 30 Jan 2013 15:39:56 GMT
Little Egret says:
Another Baen Free Library freebie

Old Nathan by David Drake (1 Oct 1991)

FIFTH YEARS AFTER
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION,
MAGIC IS LOOSE IN THE BACKWOODS

The forces of evil are poised to prey on the folk of the hamlets and hollows: witches, demons, and red-handed men-but first they'll have to overcome Old Nathan the Wizard.

He doesn't claim much for his magical powers, but they're real enough for what they are -- and besides, he hasn't forgotten how to use his long flintlock rifle ....

Enter the gritty, realistic world of Old Nathan, a backwoodsman who talks to animals and says he'll face The Devil himself-and who in the end will have to face The Devil in very fact.

Or if you want to pay the author then you get an additional afterword

Old Nathan, Second Edition by David Drake

Posted on 19 Jan 2013 22:32:32 GMT
Little Egret says:
Wolverine's Daughter (The Wolverine's Daughter) by Doranna Durgin

Was published by Baen Books, rights reverted and republished by the author.

Still Free

Touched By Magic: King's Wolf Saga, Book 1 (The King's Wolf Saga) by Doranna Durgin

Posted on 19 Jan 2013 17:07:23 GMT
I've been snarfing down free Baen e-books for a while, ever since car trouble and dog trouble ate my book budget for the year. They're also available directly from the publisher's site in various formats. Thanks Baen!

Initial post: 15 Jan 2013 17:17:05 GMT
Little Egret says:
Free from the Baen Free Library 1000+ pages Free.

Northworld Trilogy by David Drake (1 Jul 2007)

it's got spaceships and rulers of the galaxy, so SF but if you like Norse legends Thor and Loki or near approximations get involved in the happenings on-planet.

With additional afterword or should you wish to pay the author.

Northworld Trilogy, Second Edition by David Drake

The Warslayer by Rosemary Edghill (1 May 2002)

Oath of Swords (War God) by David Weber
(First of a series, you have been warned)

The Sea Hag by David Drake

The Philosophical Strangler (Joe's World) by Eric Flint (1 May 2001)

Bedlam Boyz (Urban Elves) by Ellen Guon

(publisher Baen Books, price order if you want to see them all)
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