Kindle Freebies – May 22, 2012

Today I Loaded My Kindle With…

Intriguing looking fantasy, including a noir novel with a skeleton detective, a YA novel that uses Samoan mythology and a book of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short stories, which includes Benjamin Button.  Also found a lovely cookbook for spring and summer soups, plus a handbook for making perfect espresso. Oh, espresso. What would I do without your tasty goodness? For travel, Top Sights Travel Guides is yet again offering more of their guides for free, including one for Stockholm, where I am hoping to go either this year or next.

Actually, if Loreen wins the Eurovision competition, you might very well see me in Stockholm this time next year. 12 points to Sweden!

Fiction

Telesa – The Covenant Keeper by Lani Wendt Young
Leila returns to the land of her birth in search of family and instead discovers she is heir to a fiery elemental birthright…all while navigating through the drama of a new high school with the help of her new best friend “Simone daahling” – a boy with flawless makeup and the catwalk style of Kate Moss. She is introduced to the national sport of rugby and meets an irritating boy that would be much easier to hate if he didn’t have chipped emerald eyes that were always laughing at her and a glorious golden smile. (The glistening, bronzed abs and Pacific warrior tattoos didn’t help either.) There’s hate, love, jealousy, volcanoes and lots of delicious Samoan food in Leila’s coming-of-age journey as she realizes that ancient Pacific myths of elemental spirit women Telesa, contain more truth than fiction. Secrets are revealed and things get blown up as Leila must choose between sisterhood and the boy she loves. Can their love stand against the Covenant Keeper?

Graves’ End: A Magical Thriller by Sean Patrick Traver
Los Angeles PI Dexter Graves was pretty sure his life ended back in 1950, after a mysterious femme fatale shot him through the head. When Graves involuntarily rises from his grave sixty years later, he finds himself drawn to freelance sorceress Lia Flores, who introduces him to an underworld he never could’ve imagined. Lia sets out to discover the meaning behind Graves’ unexpected intrusion into her enchanted life, but neither the witchgirl nor the skeletal detective has any idea they’re being set up by an old-school player on the LA scene: mobster/monster Mickey Hardface, also known as Mictlantecuhtli, the ambitious king of the Aztec realm of the dead. Funny and fast-paced, this genre-bending love letter to the City of Angels blends surreal magical fantasy with the narrative drive of a taut crime story.

Nolander (Emanations) by Becca Mills
Amateur photographer Beth Ryder sees plenty wrong with her life. At twenty-three, she feels trapped in her small Wisconsin town. The guy she’s been seeing lately wants nothing more to do with her, and her sister-in-law is doing her best to push Beth out of the family. Then one day, Beth takes a picture no one can explain. Her quest for answers leads her far from her small-town roots and opens her eyes to the unseen world around her. Sucked into a dangerous organization responsible for policing visitors from Earth’s shadow world, Beth discovers that humanity is far from alone, and that its fellow creatures, many endowed with disturbing abilities, do not wish it well. As events spin out of her control, Beth must leave her restrictive but safe life behind. Thrown into a frightening new world, she struggles not to surrender more than she can bear to lose, and not to become something she can’t bear to be.

The Charm (Olivia Hart and the Gifted Program) by Alana Siegel
Imagine what high school would be like if your ex-boyfriend fired lightning when he was angry, the sporty girl in your class had enough strength to lift a flatbed truck, and you could charm your way out of trouble. When shy, sixteen year old, Olivia Hart, witnesses the actual rainstorm her ex-boyfriend, Max Smarr, creates in Pandora high school’s cafeteria, she’s convinced she’s lost her mind. Nothing will prepare her, however, for the discovery of her own special Gift.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Tales of the Jazz Age is a collection of essential short stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Recipe Books

SPOON: Soup, Stew & Chowder Recipes (Spring/Summer) by Maria Herb and Dana Hay
Spoon: Soup, Chowder, & Stew Recipes (Spring/Summer) offers 25 delicious recipes that are easy-to-prepare, healthy meals that are also full-flavoured and delicious. With their seasonal approach, Maria Herb and Dana Hay provide you with recipes featuring fresh, local ingredients. Maria’s and Dana’s company SPOON sold soups at the local farmers’ markets, using ingredients from the farmers there. Customers returned weekly to stock up on fresh soups, chowders, and stews. This SPOON cookbook collection contains favourites from the market, as well as many new recipes. Cooking with foods that are in season helps to keep your grocery bill down, and you can take advantage of the selection at your local farmers’ market! Most of the recipes in this book can be prepared in less than 30 minutes, and will leave you enough to freeze the extra for another time.

Espresso Making Perfection by Antonio Verona
Learn how to make the perfect espresso at home every single time! Also, my espresso drink recipes! Espresso making perfection is very simple to learn, there is no fluff or filler, just to the point! You don’t need an expensive espresso machine to make incredible espresso. But you do need good technique. Learn how here!

Travel

Top Sights Travel Guide: Stockholm

Top Sights Travel Guide: Ghent

Top Sights Travel Guide: Arezzo

Top Sights Travel Guide: Cyprus

Top Sights Travel Guide: Sardinia

Descriptions provided by Amazon

I found these books via Amazon’s Kindle eBooks store. Resources for free Kindle and other format eBooks are listed in my 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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