Kindle Freebies – June 11, 2012

Today I Loaded My Kindle With…

After watching “Prometheus” this weekend, what I really wanted to find was a book with a robot protagonist who deeply admired Peter O’Toole. Alas, my search was fruitless. If this was Twitter, I’d add #fangirlDavidtheRobot. Good movie. Great robot.

Still, I found some promising genre fiction involving fairy tales, vampire mom and zombies on Earth and Mars. Add to these a frugal kitchen/recipe book, a 2011 guidebook to family-friendly and inexpensive Washington D.C., and still  more city guides.

I’m rich in books and I haven’t spent a dime. Woo-hoo!


Moon Dance (Vampire for Hire #1) by J.R. Rain
Mother, wife, private investigator…vampire. Six years ago federal agent Samantha Moon was the perfect wife and mother, your typical soccer mom with the minivan and suburban home. Then the unthinkable happens, an attack that changes her life forever. And forever is a very long time for a vampire. Now the world at large thinks Samantha has developed a rare skin disease, a disease which forces her to quit her day job and stay out of the light of the sun. Now working the night shift as a private investigator, Samantha is hired by Kingsley Fulcrum to investigate the murder attempt on his life, a horrific scene captured on TV and seen around the country. But as the case unfolds, Samantha discovers Kingsley isn’t exactly what he appears to be; after all, there is a reason why he survived five shots to the head.

Snow, Blood, and Envy by Jean Haus
With aspirations of being an animator, sixteen-year-old Nivi Nash thought she knew all about fairy tales. Take one beautiful damsel in distress, add a charming hero, and don’t forget a cackling villain. Throw in some pretty colors, a few songs, and mix well. But caught in a real one, she learns the hero—though still hot—isn’t always charming, the story far from pretty, and the villain absolute evil. On the run for her life in a stolen SUV, she isn’t worried about her beauty, but happily ever after? Yes, she wants that the most. It means she’ll live.

UnEnchanted (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale) by Chanda Hahn
Mina Grime is unlucky, unpopular and uncoordinated, that is until she saves her crushes life on a field trip, changing her High School status from loser to hero overnight. But with her new found fame brings misfortune in the form of an old family curse come to light. For Mina is descended from the Brothers Grimm and has inherited all of their unfinished fairy tale business. Which includes trying to outwit a powerful Story from making her it’s next fairytale victim. To break the fairy tale curse on her family and make these deadly occurrences stop, Mina must finish the tales until the very Grimm end.

The Zombies of Hobbiton: A Martian Love Story by Edward W. Robertson
For the settlers of Mars, the underground tunnels of Hobbiton protect them from the airless cold. But when a zombie outbreak hits the city, the survivors have nowhere to run. Doane and his friends take refuge in a domed park. Behind its sealed airlock, they’re safe–but when Doane gets a call from his little brother telling him their parents haven’t gotten home yet, he’ll have to head back into the tunnels armed with nothing more than a flower stand and his kung fu.

Living With the Dead Series by Joshua Guess
Living With the Dead is a serialized story of everyday life at the beginning of and during the zombie apocalypse. Its original format was and is an almost daily blog. Told in the author’s own voice, LWtD is the story of a group of survivors in central Kentucky, working to stay alive amid the violence and chaos of a crumbling civilization. Faced with threats and challenges that tax their endurance and force them to make terrible choices, the story follows the survivors day to day.

Recipe Books

The Frugal Gourmet: Secrets to Saving Thousands in the Kitchen by Charmaine Gerber
Author and official coupon fashionista, Charmaine Gerber has had nearly a two decades of experience in the fine art of frugalness in the kitchen and she estimates she saves her family around 5 thousand dollars a year with a simple system that anyone can implement. Despite her frugalness in the kitchen her family is well fed and they enjoy healthy, delicious meals every time. The secret according to Charmaine is simple “It is a combination of smart planning, shopping and cooking. It isn’t rocket science, but if you follow my guide, I will show you hundreds of tips that will save you thousands of dollars in the kitchen every year and also leave your family healthier as a result. The choice is yours, you can harness all of my tips and save even more money or select which tips are right for you and still enjoy significant savings.”


The 2011 D.C.-Area Guide to Surviving Summer with Kids: Over 100 Inexpensive, Family-Friendly Day Trips, Attractions, and Festivals by Skylar Burris
Want to know where you can play unlimited miniature golf for just $2? Feel like going to a water park, but don’t want to pay more than $35 for your entire family? Looking for places to spend a fun hour or two (or even a day) with the kids, but without spending any money? Discover all that and more in this guide to free and low-cost attractions, destinations, and festivals. This handy guide to surviving summer with children (without breaking the bank) contains well over 100 family-friendly, inexpensive day trip destinations and attractions in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., from beach parks and botanic gardens to museums and water parks. It’s also a great day trip guide for out-of-towners planning to vacation in the D.C. metro area.

Top Sights Travel Guides

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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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