Kindle Freebies – May 11, 2012

Today I Loaded My Kindle With…

Puzzles! I found free puzzle books on Amazon. I listed two below, but I was only able to download one. “Pixel Perfect Puzzles” is not available for the Kindle Touch. It is available for other kinds of Kindles, so it may work for you. I was able to download “Grid Detective,” and found that it does work with the Kindle Touch.

I also downloaded a couple of recipe books, a couple of novels, a book of horror short stories, a memoir, and a guide to Disney World.

Recipe Books

Czech Cooking Soups and Goulash
Czech Cooking is a collection of recipes collected, preserved and authored by Jana Mladek, a USDA employee in food safety and vaccine development for more than decade. The recipe collection ranges from the traditional Czech recipes passed down through Bohemian ancestry or translated from antique 1800’s cookbooks and adapted for American kitchens to our own original recipes with more diversity reflecting our lifestyle and new trends in Czech Cooking. This is the fourth Kindle ebook in this series. Czech Cooking volume IV contains 40 soup and goulash recipes including soup dumplings and a bohemian rye bread bowl along with conversions and substitutions used in cooking today.

JeBouffe Home Canning Step by Step Guide
This guide is intended to provide you with the essential information to make your first small jars in a safe and enjoyable way. It will guide you through all stages from preparation to storage of your products. You will discover the principles of conservation for different types of food, the benefits of home canning, the recommended methods as well as the ones to avoid. Then you will learn the two proper methods of treatment: the boiling water bath and the pressure canning methods. You will find a list of essential equipment and the detailed steps for a successful canning experience. Finally you will gain some hands on experience with our easy and delicious recipes.

Fiction

The Black Stiletto
Could Martin Talbot’s elderly, Alzheimer-stricken mother, Judy, really have been the Black Stiletto? When Martin discovers several volumes of her diaries hidden by his mother, he is stunned beyond all imagination. His mother, the underground heroine of yesteryear? The famed ,still unidentified woman who battled Communist spies, took on the Mafia, and preyed on common crooks? The woman who exacted punishment on evildoers without mercy? But it is all described, in great detail, in the diaries. What caused her to begin her quest for justice. Her decision to act outside the law. Her feats as the famed and feared vigilante. How her reputation exploded. In short, how it all played out. Could it be true? Talbot is filled with doubt and disbelief. But the reappearance of one of the Stiletto’s old enemies with a thirst for merciless revenge makes the story more than real and could imperil the life of not only the Stiletto, but her son and granddaughter as well.

Drink for the Thirst to Come
Here There Be Monsters: The fifteen stories of Drink for the Thirst to Come lead the reader into the darkest corners of the imagination. The people who inhabit these places are demons or angels; here, life ends horribly or stretches to the darkest eternity. Here, the world dies whimpering, ends with a bang, or goes down with the clack of a billion tiny teeth. Here, you’ll find all the standard tropes, vampires, zombies, ghosts, ghouls. You may not recognize them, not right away. They might be standing in a quiet corner or walking in a sunny field or seated next to you on a bus, they might be pulling up to the gas pump or, hell, they might be you, sitting there, reading the book.

Wildflowers of Terezin
(From Publishers Weekly) With combined sales exceeding a half a million books, inspirational author Elmer has transitioned nicely from his previous vocations as a pastor, reporter, and an ad copywriter. Elmer’s (The Duet) newest subject focuses on the Danish perspective of the Nazi takeover and extradition of the Jews. Written in quick-step style, Elmer does a fine job mixing a bit of joviality to help balance out the weighty and disturbing subject matter of this particular period of Danish history. The text centers on a burgeoning romantic relationship between Jewish nurse Hanne Abrahamsen and Danish Lutheran pastor Steffen Peterson. With a casual, impersonal faith, Pastor Steffen is challenged by his younger brother Henning’s commitment to the Resistance. Similarly, Steffen finds himself drawn to nurse Hanne and her courageous zeal to help the afflicted. Circumstances throw the two together and each begins a deeper, more introspective search for truth amidst life, death, and rampant suffering.

Nonfiction

Pixel Perfect Puzzles
Pixel Perfect Puzzles is a logic puzzle game that challenges you to make a picture from numerical clues. Each picture starts out completely blank. Use the number clues in each row and column to discover the hidden image. Each clue tells you where to draw a run of consecutive black squares. The clues in a row or column appear in the same order as the runs in the puzzle grid, with at least one empty square between each run. Start with the largest clues first, and then cross out squares that you know should be empty. This will allow you to narrow down the possibilities and logically determine the remaining squares.

Grid Detective
Do you have what it takes to crack the case? Grid Detective brings classic logic puzzles to your Kindle. Test your deduction skills as you try to solve 30 puzzles of varying difficulty. Each Grid Detective Case File starts with a brief story that describes your objective. Based on the information in the story and 6 clues, your job is to figure out which of the dozens of possible outcomes is the correct one. Using the process of elimination and deductive reasoning, you’ll deduce the correct relationship between items. For example: if A=B and A<>C, then B<>C. If you can find the unique solution that matches the facts, you’ve solved the mystery!

Overlay – A Tale of One Girl’s Life in 1970s Las Vegas
The desert perimeter serves as a hot, dry and dangerous barrier that shuts out the rest of the vibrant world and bleaches away any sense of the joy that colors childhoods. Born into an ongoing cycle of alcoholism, addiction and abandonment amidst fallen adults, Marlayna develops a powerful sense of self-preservation in contrast to the people entrusted with her care. Her story explores the personalities of the bizarre characters who populate her life as she moves from home to home, parent to parent, family to family and ultimately to homelessness at the age of fourteen. Out of the resources of her remarkable childhood emerges an inner strength that will charm and captivate readers and remain in their consciousness long after the last page of her story has been turned.

How to Get the Most From Your Trip to Disneyworld
A short and concise (no fluff) guide to the huge theme park complex known as Disney World, from a person who’s visited over 25 times! Lots, of photos, too, plus useful links. Many insider tips to save you money and time!. This little book is easy to read as well

Descriptions provided by Amazon

I found these books via Amazon’s Kindle eBooks store. Other resources for free Kindle and other format eBooks are listed in the sidebar.

These freebies are limited time offers, so there is no guarantee any of these books will still be free when you click on the links. Grab them sooner rather than later.

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