Kindle Freebies – June 12, 2012

Today I Loaded My Kindle With…

Short fiction caught my eye today. I was particularly enchanted by a tale about cats guarding our dreams. That must be why they sleep all day. They’re busy at night, keeping us safe from our nightmares. I also grabbed a Celtic fairytale, a scifi romance novella, a novel comprised of three novellas, and a copy of eFiction magazine.

Yesterday, I made Russian Tea Cakes from a recipe in an old Betty Crocker cookbook. Today, I was happy to find a book of vintage cookie recipes. Tasty.

The big news in travel is that Top Sights has started offering up Asian city guides for free. Gives me hope that they will cover all the continents, though I don’t think Antarctica has any city to speak of. I also picked up a travelogue written by two Viennese brothers who traveled across the U.S. by bicycle. I had a LOL moment when I read the introductory pages. They wrote of being terribly bored at a baseball game. I had a similar experience when I took an English friend to see the San Francisco Giants. He looked so relieved at the 7th Inning Stretch, thinking the game was over, that I took pity on him and we left.

Fiction

The Society of Secret Cats De Kenyon
What if cats were really there to guard your dreams? When his human girl becomes lost in a nightmare, Ferntail must lead her home again…but he doesn’t know the way, either. Will a mysterious and beautiful cat from the Society of Secret Cats lead them home…or further astray?

Bean Sidhe by Reagen Dandridge Desilets
While hiking with friends in the Appalachian Mountains, Niya stumbles on the tragic tale of a family about to lose their young father. Can she confront the bean sidhe and save him from death?

Tiger of Talmare by Nina Croft
Melissa Stark will take on just about any job as long as the price is right. But this particular job she would gladly take on for free because Captain Zachary Knight has been a thorn in her side ever since she stole his starship ten years ago. Back then he was a genuine hero and poster boy for the army’s hybrid breeding program. Now things have changed. Zach has been accused of a massacre on the planet of Talmare and is being shipped home to stand trial. But certain influential people want to make sure Zach never reaches Earth and Mel and her crew on The Revenge have been hired to intercept him and return him to Talmare. It should have been easy money. The problem is, Zach is impossible to resist and once Mel gets her hands on him she’s doesn’t want to let him go. Now those same people are also after Mel.

The Mystic Wolves by Belinda Boring
Someone is trying to send a deadly message to Mason, arranging the deaths of those he loves and it puts the entire pack and Alpha on high alert. Darcy understands the primal instincts driving her beloved Mason’s commands. With the help of those he sets as protectors, she learns about herself and the things she’ll need to help support her Alpha and pack. When events turn dire however, one truth offers her strength – once given, oaths are unbreakable … even if it means risking it all.

eFiction Magazine October 2011
(No description was provided, but it looks pretty good.)

Recipe Books

Vintage Cookie Recipes by Amy Renee
Learn how to make amazing vintage cookies! Over 25 recipes have been added to this cookbook to help you bring a tasty touch of years past back to your kitchen.

Travel

Bikers Barbecue by Tobias Micke and Stefan Micke
A book about a 4000 mile cross country bicycle tour through America – well, what’s so new and thrilling about that? You should think. But: The personal diaries of two young European (Viennese) lads have been blended into an astounding alloy of reading pleasure. Their funny, sometimes critical accounts have not much in common with normal travel logs. Admittedly, if you like travel books, you’ll like this one anyway. Also, if you are a bike freak or a general fan of atmospheric literature about back-country America. Still this book is also well fitted for a broader audience, as the two authors seem to have managed traveling on the edge of the genuine American soul as it presents itself on the turn of the Millennium. The authors didn’t spend their nights at isolating motels or somewhere out there in tents. The people they met all the way from the East to the West coast let them savor their hospitality and thereby offered them insights into their lives and doings. The well blended mixture of quite ordinary ingredients transforms the manuscript into a reading experience that makes every cold infectious, every flat tire painful and the finely tuned slapstick humor thoroughly funny for the reader.

Top Sights Travel Guides

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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