Kindle Freebie – Iced Coffee

Need to cool off?

If you’re like me and you love coffee, and you live where the temperature is going to pass 90°F (32°C) today, you might want to grab this free book of iced coffee recipes. Yum.


Quick And Easy Iced Coffee Recipes

Are you in a mood for a cup of perfect tasting and refreshing iced coffee? Need to treat yourself to something that will tantalize your taste buds? Need a beverage to chill out with your loved ones and friends? Treat yourself to a great tasting cup of coffee! It satisfies you, helps you to relax and destress and makes your company of friends and loved ones happy! Within this book, you will discover how to make the best tasting and refreshing iced coffee from different coffee beans and even chocolate! Discover more than 20 simple to follow iced coffee recipes.

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

This freebie is a limited time offer, so there is no guarantee this book will still be free when you click on the link. Grab it sooner rather than later.

Kindle Freebies – June 29, 2012

Today I Loaded My Kindle With…

Yoga. I stumbled across two yoga freebies, one in particular for us desk jockeys. Office workers, writers, students and anyone stuck in front of a screen all day could really do with some good yoga stretches. People with portable offices, especially those who live in New York, may find today’s travel guide useful, a listing of the best cafes for writers, students and bloggers.

Speaking of writers, some of you may be familiar with the awesome Simon Haynes, creator of the free word processing software, yWriter. He is also a scifi author and the first book in his Hal Spacejock series is currently on the freebie list.

The writers among you may also be interested in “15 Things Every Writer Needs to Know.” It’s a section taken from a larger book, “Writing Online.” A good freebie makes for an incentive to buy. We’ll see how this one stacks up.

For fiction, I picked up the granddaddy of all them bloodsucking novels, “Dracula,” along with Bram Stoker’s short story compilation, “Dracula’s Guest.” I also grabbed a couple of YA fantasies.

A previously listed four-in-one cookbook has become available for free again and is listed below.

Enjoy the weekend!

Fiction

Hal Spacejock by Simon Haynes
Deep in debt and with his life on the line, Hal takes on a dodgy cargo job … and an equally dodgy co-pilot. This 80,000-word novel is the first book in the Hal Spacejock series.

Dracula by Bram Stoker
A naive young Englishman travels to Transylvania to do business with a client, Count Dracula. After showing his true and terrifying colors, Dracula boards a ship for England in search of new, fresh blood. Unexplained disasters begin to occur in the streets of London before the mystery and the evil doer are finally put to rest.

Dracula’s Guest by Bram Stoker
(No description was provided. This is from Amazon reviewer Paul S. Mcalduff) I consider this to be one of Stoker’s best books. I would rate it right up there with “Dracula” and “The Jewel of the Seven Stars”. The short stories in this collection are great. I especially liked the stories `Dracula’s Guest’ (which is supposed to be an exercised chapter from Dracula) and `The Judge’s House’.

Gateway (The Gateway Trilogy, Book 1) by Christina Garner
Ember has always known she doesn’t belong in this world, but when she takes matters into her own hands, she winds up in a mental institution. There she draws the attention of Taren, a mysterious boy with a dangerous secret. When chaos erupts, they are forced to flee together and Ember learns her secret might be the deadliest of all. With lives on the line, Ember must face old demons and new at… The Gateway.

The Fallen Star (Fallen Star Series Book 1) by Jessica Sorensen
For eighteen year-old Gemma, life has never been normal. Up until recently, she has been incapable of feeling emotion. And when she’s around Alex, the gorgeous new guy at school, she can feel electricity that makes her skin buzz. Not to mention the monsters that haunt her nightmares have crossed over into real-life. But with Alex seeming to hate her and secrets popping up everywhere, Gemma’s life is turning into a chaotic mess. Things that shouldn’t be real suddenly seem to exist. And as her world falls apart, figuring out the secrets of her past becomes a matter of life and death.

Nonfiction

15 Things Every Writer Needs to Know by The Digital Writer
Avoid enough mistakes and you will never prosper. Make the right series of slip-ups and you can accelerate your success. This short book will help you avoid the truly painful blunders, so you’ll be free to stumble without entirely falling. Fear of failure can stand as an unfortunate impediment to prosperity. At a subconscious level, people link failure to humiliation, and no one wants to be humiliated. There is a way, however, to leap over your fears so you can make the mistakes and learn the lessons that will make you great.

17 Yoga Stretches For The Office Workers by Ervin Ruhe Jr
Is your Office Job slowly killing your Body?! In the 21st century, a whole lot of people are working at desk jobs where they scarcely get enough movement and exercise into their daily lives. The sad thing about this fact is that many office workers either do not know or just do not care that they are destroying their bodies with long hours in bad postures on the job! If you work in an office and your back is killing you, you need to read my new yoga for the Office Worker ebook about how Yoga can improve the quality of your working life at the office.

Super Simple Yoga – 20 Simple Yoga Poses to Start Looking Great! by Sharon Whisler
Do you want to lose weight but don’t want to go the gym? Have you ever wanted to try Yoga? Well… Super Simple Yoga is the perfect guide for anyone who like to be able to stay home and perform these simple yoga poses and start shedding those pounds!

Recipe Books

Delicious and Nutritious “American Mom” Recipes Boxed Set by Martha McBride
The USA has a fine tradition of producing great-home recipes that are not only tasty, but wholesome, too. This book brings you the most delicious recipes from across America. Make a real “American Mom” meal today! After all, we all know there’s more to life than fast food, and a home-cooked meal provides a satisfaction not found anywhere else.

Travel

Writer’s Retreat New York-Best Cafes for Writers,Bloggers & Students by Juliet C. Obodo
When living in a busy city or traveling to one it’s often difficult to find a place where you’re able to tap into your right brain’s creativity. The Writer’s Retreat Inspirational Travel Guide series lists the best independent eateries in your area or vacation destination. It has a selection of the best cafes, restaurants and coffee shops for writers, bloggers and students. The locations are loiterer friendly with great food, coffee and staff. The New York City edition has over 100 cafes listed according to the neighborhoods in Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens and Staten Island. A collection of Inspirational Itineraries that take you to landmarks not often found in other guide books are also included to aid in ridding you of that pesky writer’s block.

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Disclaimers and Disclosures

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.

Books that I have previously listed will occasionally come up free again. I add those to my current list for people who didn’t see them the first time.

Kindle Freebies – June 28, 2012

I thought it’d be worth mentioning that Kindle freebies go in cycles. Authors can choose to offer their books for free for a period of one to five days. So, if you don’t see anything in my current list, it could be worth your while to scroll down and check out my previous lists. As I’ve noted before, whether you click on links in my current or previous lists, always check the price on Amazon before you hit the Buy Now with 1 Click button.

Today I Loaded My Kindle With…

Series. A fantasy author and a suspense author are offering the first three books of their series, plus additional stories, for free. The fantasy author, SM Reine, is only offering her books today, so grab ’em now.

Few things are more wonderful or evil than spell checkers. They can clean up your mistakes, but they can also turn a misspelled word into something more ridiculous and embarrassing. They can also cause you to miss some glaring errors. One of my prime examples, which was caught by my writing group: “He shifted from foot-to-food.” Blush. Thank goodness they caught that! A guide to curing spelling amnesia is offered free today and I immediately grabbed it.

I also picked up a yummy combination of cocktail, dessert and Asian cuisine recipe books and a few more Top Sights city guides.

Fiction

Darby Stansfield Thriller Series (Books 1-3 & Bonus Novella) by Ty Hutchinson
The first three books in the wildly popular Darby Stansfield Thriller series are now available as a bundled set. Readers have described the series as Tarantino meets The Office with a splash of romance. Also includes bonus content – The St. Petersburg Confessions. The bundle includes the following novels: CHOP SUEY, STROGANOV and LOCO MOCO.

Seasons of the Moon by SM Reine
Six Moon Summer (Book 1)
Rylie’s been bitten. She’s changing. And now she has three months to find a cure before becoming a werewolf… forever.

All Hallows’ Moon (Book 2)
Rylie survived a werewolf bite. She’s moved to her aunt’s ranch to enroll in a new school and continue her life–except now she transforms into a monster every moon and struggles to control her murderous urges.

Long Night Moon (Book 3)
Something is killing innocent people around Rylie Gresham’s town. The police think it’s a wild animal, but she has other suspicions. There are new kids at school, and they have a lot in common with her: gold eyes, super strength, and a habit of turning furry. It seems Rylie’s not the only werewolf around anymore.

Death’s Avatar (The Descent Series) by SM Reine
For five years, Elise Kavanagh and James Faulkner have policed relations between Heaven, Hell, and Earth with blood and blade. They’re notorious as heroes and killers–the greatest demon hunting team in history. But they’re getting tired of fighting. Now a Goddess of Death is driving the world toward destruction. When her doomsday clock reaches twelve, the barriers between Hell and Earth will be ripped away and bring humanity to extinction. The clock just struck nine. The world is running out of time.

Nonfiction

Tutorial Lady’s Guide to Curing Spelling Amnesia by Barbara Casey
We all learned spelling and grammar rules way back when, but with the casualness, speed and frequency of writing on websites, blogs and for ezines, more and more of us are missing more and more spelling and grammar mistakes. Mistakes we could never allow ourselves to make in print media, which seem so much more permanent. And the thing is, there are still enough folks around who do know the right spellings and it can make us look less credible if we don’t appear to be familiar with the language in which we’re writing. So… if proofreading isn’t your thing, here’s a quick reference guide you can keep handy for those times when a word doesn’t look right, or you’re not sure you remember the rule.

Recipe Books

Asian Recipes – 50 Tasty & Easy Unique Exotic Recipes by Charles Ho
In this appetizing book, you will find an inspiration not only for your daily dishes, but for almost every occasion which calls for something savory – Asian style/dish/cuisine. All the recipes included in this book are considered classics, and have proven so popular over the past years. Every single recipe has been tested time and again, both by me and by hundreds of my cooking students. The recipes have been divided by Asian regions. Each chapter contains top recipes which will help you find exactly what you are looking for.

Delectable Desserts – 24 Yummy Cookie & Brownie Recipes by Emily Daniels
Delectable Desserts – 24 Yummy Cookie and Brownie Recipes is a collection of Emily Daniels’ favorite family recipes. You’ll find easy, step-by-step instructions for rich fudgy brownies, scrumptious chocolate chip butterscotch brownies, mouth-watering caramel cookies and many more.

Drink Well by Vesta Vayne
Drink Well contains 20 of the best cocktail recipes, including photographs, and steps to ensure you make the perfect cocktail. A number of holiday beverages are included, as well as classics. Drink Well also contains practical advice and recommendations on setting up a home bar.

Travel

Top Sights Travel Guides

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Disclaimers and Disclosures

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.

Books that I have previously listed will occasionally come up free again. I add those to my current list for people who didn’t see them the first time.

Kindle Freebies – June 27, 2012

Today I Loaded My Kindle With…

A new brand of city guides has appeared on the horizon, “48 Hours In…” The three cities listed in freebies are London, Paris and Barcelona. I’ve been to all three cities, but it’s been awhile and I would love to visit them again. I spent more like 24 hours in Paris. London, of course, is the hot destination this summer because of the Olympics.

I’m seriously thinking about returning to London this fall. I was last there in 2009 and much of the city was covered with scaffolding as its facelift for the Olympics was underway. Had a great time, even when a deluge soaked us to the bone during a Jack the Ripper tour.

AndyLoriLondon

Me and my friend, Andy, goofing off right before the skies opened up.

Other freebies include the usual mix of genre fiction and an unusual mix of recipe books – breakfast tacos, British cookery and fresh ingredient microwave meals. I also picked up a formatting book for the Kindle. Nowadays, there are a number of get-rich-quick-on-the-Kindle! books out there, along with sell-a-gazillion-books-using-Twitter!, and on and on. It boggles the poor author’s mind. One wants to be informed, but not misled. I steer clear of the more extravagant claims, even if they are free. This book looks like it’s simply about formatting, which could be very useful. I’ve picked up a number of books that could have done with better formatting.

Fiction

A Pemberley Medley (A Pride & Prejudice Variation) by Abigail Reynolds
Five short Pride & Prejudice variations by bestselling writer Abigail Reynolds gathered in one volume. Can Mr. Darcy win Elizabeth Bennet’s heart… or will they misunderstand each other forever? Can he stand by and watch Elizabeth lose everything she holds precious… including him?

Cerulean Isle by G.M. Browning
Kidnapped as a boy and kept as a slave on a pirate ship, young Jacob dreams of freedom, and of discovering the fabled island of the Mer people. With fellow shipmate Grant, Jacob escapes and finds refuge in Granada. But stories of Cerulean Isle, land of the Merfolk, continue to haunt him. One day a stranger appears, forcing Jacob and Grant to confront their past. They must embark on a dangerous voyage to flee from the pirates that seek their lives. In the process, Jacob at last discovers the truth behind legendary Cerulean Isle.

The Butterfly Forest by Tom Lowe
After 40 years in San Quentin, Luke Palmer leaves with a state-issued suit, $100 dollars to buy a bus ticket, and a map that will lead to a promise and into the heart of a dark forest. College graduate student Molly Monroe is about to release rare butterflies not far from where the FBI used 4,000 bullets in a shootout to kill Ma Barker and one of her gangster sons in 1935. Molly snaps a picture that will frame something she never sees coming.

The Micro-Age by Cixin Liu
The Forerunner now knew that he was the only person left in the universe. It had already happened. HNS Ark truly had become a true ark; An Ark with a lone Noah. Of the other seven Forerunners four had been killed by radiation when a star exploded in a nova four light years from the Ark, two had succumbed to illness, one man had, in the silence of that fateful slow-down, shot himself. The Ark returned to the Solar System, 25,000 years after its departure from Earth; 9,000 years later than first planned.

Nonfiction

Kindle Formatting: The Essential Visual Guide
Kindle Formatting: The Essential Visual Guide contains absolutely everything you need to know to format your own ebook using HTML, and nothing more. Forget chapters set aside for tables and borders and margins and lists – the average author is never going to need any of those things, so why should you pay more for them? Within this book you’ll learn how to: set up your file from scratch; lay out all of the text, applying styles like bold, italics or underline, along with processes like justification; apply any specific alignment required; create stand-out chapter headings; create page breaks to aid flow; and build a fully functional table of contents.

Recipe Books

Cookery of the British Isles, with Recipes by Lee Chefsref
British food has had a poor reputation for generations, it’s heavy, tasteless and uninspired, or at least so we are led to believe. Over the past thirty years or so British chefs have come into their own and now food in England’s best hotels and restaurants rivals that of any place in the world.

The Breakfast Taco Book by Hilah Johnson
The Breakfast Taco Book is packed with everything you need to know about breakfast tacos – including how to make them at home. Recipes cover everything from how to make your own tortillas and salsa to a wide variety of “taco-guts.” Bacon, Eggs, Home Fries, Chorizo, Nopalitos – we’ve got you covered!

Cooking Outside the Box: Fast & Fresh Recipes for the Microwave by Cooking Penguin
Microwaves are useful for so much more than just heating up frozen foods and leftovers. They can be used as dynamic tools for creating fresh, wholesome meals from scratch in half the time—or less!

Travel

48 Hours in London by John Jones
John Jones’ London Travel Guide will give you an insight into the history and culture of the city and present you with an action-packed 48 hour itinerary featuring lots of great ideas for travel experiences. Whether you’re looking for a tour of the greatest hits of London or looking to eat a basket of fish ‘n’ chips at your favorite musician’s local haunt, Jones deftly puts together an itinerary that covers both the historical and modern wonders of the city.

48 Hours in Paris by John Jones
Inside John Jones’ Paris Travel Guide check out his personal favorite hand-picked cafes and wine bars in a Paris travel guide like none you’ve ever read before. With unparalleled enthusiasm and a wink to fellow music aficionados, Jones helps you find the crème de la crème in this star-studded city.

48 Hours in Barcelona by John Jones
John Jones’ Barcelona Travel Guide will show you how to get the most out of your short stay and give you plenty of great ideas for enjoying a 48 hour visit to the city. Follow Jones as he leads you through a city that he knows like the back of his hand. This guidebook to Barcelona is chock full of secret gems, famous watering-holes, and star-studded anecdotes of Jones’ personal run-ins with celebrities and quirky locals alike.

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Disclaimers and Disclosures

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.

Books that I have previously listed will occasionally come up free again. I add those to my current list for people who didn’t see them the first time.

Kindle Freebies – June 26, 2012

Today I Loaded My Kindle With…

A travel guide for roaming in Wyoming. Three years ago this month, my husband and I drove from California to Colorado to begin our new life in Boulder. We drove across Wyoming on Interstate 80, from Evanston to Cheyenne. Having lived at sea level and in valleys most of my life, I was fascinated by Wyoming’s big sky.

Big sky Wyoming

The clouds formations were amazing.

We haven’t returned since, which seems ridiculous, since Yellowstone is much closer to Colorado than California. Perhaps this year.

Sadly, “You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One)” is no longer free, though it is certainly worth the $3.99. However, I did find another free-for-now motivational writing guide that looks promising. I also picked a 1,001 recipe slower cooker cookbook. 1,001! Dinners for almost the next three years! Though I doubt I’ll find them all appealing. Slow cookers are awesome, but not for every meal. Fantasy, horror and scifi are the fiction freebies of the day. As a fan of CJ Cherryh’s Chanur series (Cats in Space!), I was particularly tickled by the first book listed in fiction, though it’s more like Cats in China. Enjoy!

Fiction

To Journey in the Year of the Tiger by Leighton Dickson
Kirin Wynegarde-Grey is a young man with a big job – Captain of the Personal Guard of Empress Thothloryn Parillaud Markova Wu, in a Kingdom that spans from the mountains of western China to the deserts of the Middle East. He adheres strictly to the Bushido, the Way of the Warrior and he prides himself on his position, running the guard in a precise, orderly fashion. For Kirin Wynegarde-Grey is a lion, in a world where humans are legend and animals walk like men. His is a Dynasty of cats, of lions and tigers, leopards and cheetahs, embracing and blending the cultures of Dynastic China, Ancient India and Feudal Japan. Half feline, half human, this is a world that has evolved on the heels of the fall of human civilization in a blend of science, fantasy and zoological speculation.

Thorn by Intisar Khanani
Princess Alyrra’s strength lies in silence. Scorned by her family, she avoids the court, spending her time with servants. When her marriage is unexpectedly arranged with the prince of a powerful neighboring kingdom, Alyrra feels trapped. As the court celebrates her match, dark rumors spread about the unexplained deaths of the women of her new family. Alyrra begins her journey with mounting trepidation. Betrayed while traveling, she seizes an opportunity to start a life away from court. Walking away from a prince whom she doesn’t know should have been easy. But from the moment she sets eyes on him, Alyrra realizes that her freedom could cost him his life.

Triorion: Awakening by L. J. Hachmeister
My name is Jetta. I am only five years old, but I’m no ordinary kid. I’ve been stealing other people’s knowledge so I can survive this rotten world. I’m not just a thief. I’m more than that. I can make nightmares real. And I’m only beginning to discover just how far my talents can take me. Nobody can know about this talent my siblings and I share, or else we’ll be killed. But things will change soon. I know it. I can feel something changing inside me.

Teddy Bears and Tea Parties: A Horror Story by S. Boyd Taylor
Enter a fairy tale gone terrifyingly wrong: magic has come back, and now the world is alive — teddy bears, houses, swing sets — everything. And everything that lives must eat. A creepy little girl with a knife struggles to rescue her sister, Angie, from the teddy bears they both used to love. Can she find her sister? And can she defeat Hymn, the strange creature that the teddy bears serve?

Nonfiction

Writers Write by William Meikle
A guide for the new fiction writer, covering topics such as getting started, getting a killer opening line, avoiding cliche, how to improve, and how to add complexity to your writing style.

Recipe Books

1,001 Best Slow-Cooker Recipes by Linda R. Yoakam and Sue Spitler
Slow-cookers are a great complement to today’s busy lifestyles. Once the ingredients are added, the virtually meal cooks itself. This collection brings together a huge number and variety of recipes that show off the value, ease, and versatility — not to mention delicious taste — of this cooking method. Seasoned cookbook author Sue Spitler covers every aspect of using slow-cookers. The book explains the various kinds and sizes of cookers, from 1-1/2 quarts to seven quarts, and shows what recipes work best in each type.

Travel

Cody Wyoming Visitor Guide by Terri Lynn
When a Wyoming vacation with Cody and Yellowstone National Park is on your agenda, plan ahead with “Cody Wyoming Visitor Guide”. Inside this guide you will find many attractions and historic sites you will not want to miss on your trip. Located just 52 miles from Yellowstone’s east gate, Cody Wyoming has served as ‘home base’ to travelers from all over the world for more than 100 years. There is so much to do and see in Cody that many people wish they could stay longer.

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Disclaimers and Disclosures

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.

Books that I have previously listed will occasionally come up free again. I add those to my current list for people who didn’t see them the first time.

Kindle Freebies – June 25, 2012

Today I Loaded My Kindle With…

A book I’ve had my eye on for awhile. I’d just made my mind up to buy “You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One)” and it showed up in the freebies on Sunday. Woot! I’ve already read half of it. Great motivational stuff. The link is below.

I must be in a eclectic mood today. I picked up a sort-of travel book about the expat life in France and a sort-of cookbook about how to buy and brew kopi luwak coffee. What is kopi luwak coffee? It’s the most expensive coffee in the world and it comes out the nether end of a weasel. Not kidding. People pay top dollar (or euro, yen, whatever currency) for this stuff. I once happened to go to a cafe that offered this coffee for $25 a cup. Err, no. But it is fascinating and I would love to read more about it.

Fiction is mostly fantasy with the exception of a short story by a well-known scifi author, Peter F. Hamilton. I’ve listed two books titled “Bound.” Both are YA fantasy, so don’t be thinking “Fifty Shades of Grey!”

Fiction

If at First . . . by Peter F. Hamilton
It starts in 2007 with a break-in. The victim: Marcus Orthew, the financial and technological genius behind Orthanics, the computer company whose radical products have delivered a one-two punch to the industry, all but knocking PCs and Macs out of the ring. The perpetrator: a man obsessed with Orthew. Just another simple case of celebrity stalking—or so everyone assumes at first, including Metropolitan Police Chief Detective David Lanson. But when Lanson interviews the suspect, he makes a startling claim: Orthew is from the future. Or, rather, a future—a parallel timeline. Thus begins the ride of a lifetime for Lanson, as his pursuit of the facts tumbles him headlong down a rabbit hole—and the hunter finds himself hunted.

The Written (Emaneska Series) by Ben Galley
Something has gone missing from the libraries of Arfell. Something very old, and something very powerful. Five scholars are now dead, a country is once again on the brink of war, and the magick council is running out of time and options. Entangled in a web of lies and politics and dragged halfway across icy Emaneska and back, Farden must unearth a secret even he doesn’t want to know, a secret that will shake the foundations of his world. Dragons, drugs, magick, death, and the deepest of betrayals await.

Bound (#1 in The Crystor Series) by C.K. Bryant
When a photo shoot ends in tragedy, Kira discovers her best friend, Lydia, has been keeping a secret. Knowing the truth, and accepting it, will change Kira’s life forever and thrust her into a world of ancient curses, magical objects, and savage enemies. What happens next will challenge everything Kira knows about her world, herself and the shape-shifting warrior she’s falling in love with. No longer the timid mouse her mother accused her of being, but a woman who finds the mental and physical strength to endure and survive.

Bound, An Arelia LaRue Novel by Kira Saito
Sixteen year old Arelia LaRue lives in New Orleans where the music is loud, voodoo queens inhabit every street corner, and the ghosts are alive and well. Despite her surroundings, all she wants is to help her Grand-mere Bea pay the rent and save up for college. When her best friend Sabrina convinces her to take a well-paying summer job at the infamous Darkwood plantation, owned by the wealthy LaPlante family, Arelia agrees. However, at Darkwood strange things start to happen, and gorgeous Lucus LaPlante insists that he needs her help. Soon, the powers that Arelia has been denying all her life, come out to play and she discovers mysteries about herself that she could have never imagined.

The Soulkeepers by G. P. Ching
When fifteen-year-old Jacob Lau is pulled from the crumpled remains of his mother’s car, no one can explain why he was driving or why the police can’t find his mother’s body. A beautiful and mysterious neighbor offers to use her unique abilities to help him find his mom. But in exchange she requires Jacob to train as a Soulkeeper, a protector of human souls. He agrees to her demands, desperate for any clue to the mystery of his mother’s disappearance. But soon Jacob finds himself trapped in a web of half-truths, and questions her motives for helping him.

Nonfiction

You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One) by Jeff Goins
Author Jeff Goins shares his own story of self-doubt and what it took for him to become a professional. He gives you practical tips for freelancing, how to get published in magazines, and what it takes to build a platform that brings the gatekeepers to you. This journey of becoming a writer begins with a simple but important belief: You are a writer; you just need to write. Readers will learn the importance of passion and discipline and how to show up every day to do the work.

Best of Blog in France by Stephanie Dagg
Five years ago we left our large, brand new house in Co. Cork, which we’d built ourselves, for a two-hundred-year-old hovel in Creuse, France (actually, two, plus a crumbling barn, and not forgetting 75 acres of land and lakes). Why, oh why? Why did we aspire to go down in the world, to leave the country where we could communicate successfully and actually use our painstakingly acquired professional qualifications to make a living? Why did we abandon all that and go abroad where, at least at first, we would be scratching a living so far below the poverty line as to be complete out of sight of it? Insanity? Bloody-mindedness? Misguided romanticism? The spirit of adventure? None of the above. Quite simply – necessity. It was the only thing to do.

Don’t Buy Kopi Luwak Coffee Before You Read This Book by Rudi S. and Kang Manul
This book consists of around 9500 words and 48 pictures; to review everything about kopi luwak or civet coffee, starting from the very basic. We give detail explanations starting from types of luwak or civets, various types of coffee beans as well as how to harvest, how to process, how to cook (roast) and how to serve kopi luwak. We also cover the standard price of kopi luwak, certificates and inspections to ensure its safety, and tips regarding how to get the real kopi luwak.

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Disclaimers and Disclosures

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.

Books that I have previously listed will occasionally come up free again. I add those to my current list for people who didn’t see them the first time.

Kindle Freebies – A Horror of a Cookbook

I saw this and had to grab it. Having a get-together before heading out to see “Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter?” Planning a howler of a Halloween party? Then you’ll probably want to pick up this three-in-one freebie, a recipe book of ghoulish goodies.

The Vampire Zombie Werewolf Cookoff Cookbook by J.O. Osbourne

Vampire
The recipes gathered here showcase the gorier side of cooking; making them perfect for vampire-themed parties, Halloween gatherings or any time you just need to add a little edible blood to the mix. Naturally red ingredients like tomatoes, beets, cabbage and cherries are transformed into bloody delights that come together to make satisfying dishes. The key to most of these dishes lies in presentation and all have received the vampire stamp of approval.

Zombie
Whether you’re looking to impress your dinner guests during Halloween or just have an urge to eat eyeballs, brains and severed fingers, a few simple techniques and recipes can easily fill up your plate with fright. Common ingredients, like olives, ketchup and marshmallows can be transformed into eyeballs, blood and sticky brain matter. While some of the following recipes do require some culinary know-how, most are simple to assemble and can be made in less than an hour. That’s good news for those looking to get freaked-out fast.

Werewolf
This collection of recipes focuses on the hairier side of the culinary world and explores eats that send a chill up your spine. Inspired by the eating habits of werewolves, you will find a variety of chewy meats and fun-to-decorate treats, along with worms, bones and furry fingers. Most of these recipes have simple ingredients and follow common cooking procedures but with a few creative tweaks in the spooky direction, are transformed into a frightful collection of dishes sure to unleash the beast in you.

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