Just a quick warning about the free borrowing of ebooks for Prime members that we were discussing earlier on this thread. You can only borrow them directly from a kindle device. If you try and borrow them from the kindle for PC app you will get charged! Also apparently there seems to be a 1 a month limit. Anyway it doesn't look like that great a deal considering there are so many free ones available to non-prime members, so not really worth joining Prime for that reason alone.
I found out cos I have a prime trial membership at the moment. Mainly got it to get some xmas pressies delivered on time but thought it may be useful to borrow some free e-books. I don't really think its worth it so I'll be cancelling it when its up.
Author Jane Ayres has kindly emailed to let us know that she is offering a FREE download of her new novella Beware of the Horse. She is not actively promoting the free download anywhere so we are the priviliged few who know about it. Link below:
That's a shame trixiepony. Is Amazon not available in Australia? You could try using a proxy server (if you know anything about them) as most of the web addresses on the proxies are from the USA. Even if the UK ones don't work you could go in thru Amazon.com and do a manual search for free kindle books.
Just a heads up on Amazon links out of country, sometimes ebooks that are free in the UK ARE actually available abroad, but the link to Amazon.uk doesn't work outside of the UK....you have to look the book up on your local Amazon site (Amazon.com or Amazon.ca or Amazon.au, whatever) to check it.
They're not always free at the same time, but I have got lucky once or twice, so it's definitely worth checking!
Thanks susan. Its probably worth doing your own searches anyhow as we don't always have time to keep this updated.
To search for the free kindle books on Amazon:
1. Choose kindle store from the drop down menu next to the search box 2. Type horse (or pony) in the search box 3. When the list of titles appears choose 'sort by' price low to high, the free ones will then all come up first
A lot of the books are only free for 2-3 days so its worth doing a search a couple of times a week if you have time.
Totally off-topic for a pony book thread, but had to point out this mystery by Julie Smith, Jazz Funeral. Part of her Skip Langdon series (a woman homicide detective in New Orleans), her work is really excellent.
LOL.....great minds think alike! I hadn't spotted Haffy's earlier post (going back now to check the thread more carefully in case there are other goodies I missed!).
Re Dick Francis....you can't go wrong there, I don't think I've ready anything by him I didn't at least like, and I absolutely loved many of them.
For future reading ideas, if you like Francis, you might also like Lyndon Stacey....I thought Cut Throat, which is centered in the showjumping world, to be among the best non-Francis equestrian mysteries.
fizz: Is it too late to read the Francis book and watch the film?
Aug 17, 2017 22:08:46 GMT 1
fizz: My show went well, good to have being painting again
Aug 17, 2017 22:09:07 GMT 1
Claire: Glad the show went well, wish I could paint! Yes, join in with the film and book any time you want.
Aug 20, 2017 0:08:05 GMT 1
cally: I need to make $ to emigrate. I can write non fiction, but fiction has me stumped.
Oct 14, 2017 11:52:49 GMT 1
cally: I need to make $ to emigrate, buy a rural property in the Yorkshire Dales area, start an animal rescue sanctuary and a service to take animals in to see the elderly, sick, disabled etc.
Oct 14, 2017 11:54:33 GMT 1
cally: Oh I see how this works now- don't press the return button, eejit. How do I start to write a pony book having read hundreds, and not accidentally or intentionally accidentally 'borrow' ideas?
Oct 14, 2017 11:56:41 GMT 1
Claire: Hi Cally! What great ambitions!!
Oct 14, 2017 20:59:09 GMT 1
cally: My lap top stuffed so am trying to get all my stuff over to slow crap I pad so had to go through log in thing and change password so I hope I come up as me. So this is a test!
Oct 24, 2017 5:27:39 GMT 1
Claire: Yep Cally it's you alright!!
Oct 26, 2017 22:30:22 GMT 1
Claire: Hi all, just to say have put my 2 Christmas 'Pumble' stories in the Christmas 2017 in case anyone fancies a re-read.
Dec 24, 2017 13:48:15 GMT 1
Claire: Hi all apologies for not being around the last few days. Have been away travelling with no intyernet
Mar 8, 2018 13:53:52 GMT 1
Claire: Or even internet lol
Mar 8, 2018 13:54:08 GMT 1
brumby: Hi Claire, what has happened to the Pony Mad book Lovers Website??
Mar 18, 2018 8:23:22 GMT 1
Claire: Hi all sorry the website has been down due to technical problems with web host. All back up and running now!
Mar 22, 2018 19:19:12 GMT 1
Claire: Hi all the offical Reading Challenge thread is now up and running!
Jun 12, 2018 18:08:13 GMT 1
Claire: Hi all just to say have added a few Autumn/Halloween themed quizzes for you
Oct 9, 2018 15:02:48 GMT 1
Claire: Yet more Pooboards problems - sorry it is not letting anyone post as a guest at the moment - will contact them and try and sort it out.
Nov 4, 2018 12:50:07 GMT 1
aud: Can anyone tell me if they know of a Pony book that has a story line with A nesting Pair of Osprey Birds(thats as well as Ponies)i have been told it is either Alisons Island Adventure by Sheila Stewart or one of the Jinney books by patricha Leitch.
Dec 10, 2018 19:03:28 GMT 1
tali: One of the Jinny books has a sub story line of egg stealing so may be the one you are thinking of. It is one of the books that features the character Claire Burnley.
Dec 24, 2018 12:54:11 GMT 1
ginslinger: It is one of the early Jinny books. I only read the first few and I found the storyline upsetting.
Jan 4, 2019 19:17:50 GMT 1