Kindle Freebies – June 18, 2012

Today I Loaded My Kindle With…

A handful of novels, a novella, a couple of fabulous looking cookbooks (Irish recipes! pie!), a nutrition guide, a word game, city guides you won’t want to miss (Tokyo! Toledo!), and a superhero reference guide.

Speaking of superheroes, yes, I had a fantastic time on Saturday at Denver Comic Con. It was nothing like the glorious monstrosities that are the New York and San Diego cons. No huge corporate booths, A-list stars or previews of upcoming movies and TV shows. The relatively small venue (just a portion of the convention center) was packed with a friendly,  enthusiastic and costumed crowd.

In case you need further proof of what a geek I really am…

Me at Denver Comic Con

No, the Doctor wasn’t home.

Lots of families showed up and there were plenty of activities for kids. I got a real kick out of seeing kids and their hero or villain swagger.

   

There was lots to see and a decent amount of panels to attend. Kudos to the organizers for getting a first year event off the ground so smoothly.

Onto to the freebies!

Fiction

What Zombies Fear by Kirk Allmond
When Victor Tookes went to work that beautiful spring day, he never expected to see a man eaten alive in the street in front of his office. After convincing himself that they really were zombies, he makes a trip from his house in Pennsylvania to his family home in Virginia, battling zombies all the way. His three and a half year old son was bitten on the leg, but doesn’t turn into a zombie. Instead, he turns into something more than human. Victor quickly discovers that everything he knew about zombies was wrong. Not all of them were mindless, uncoordinated, rotting ghouls; some of them were bigger, faster, stronger or smarter than when they were human.

Sacred Bloodlines by Wendy Owens
Tragedy has defined Gabe’s short existence in this world. An ominous darkness lurked on the edge of his existence until one day in a subway, strange things start happening. A series of events lead Gabe into a new and fascinating life filled with angels and demons, but he isn’t sure if he wants to be a part of it. Gabe is thrust into the middle of this exciting world that is full of things he has longed for in his life but it comes with a price. This new life also promises constant terrifying dangers that Gabe fears he may not be able to survive.

Homes for Gnomes by Stewart Thompson
‘Homes for Gnomes’ is a humorous novel that looks at how people and organisations try to cope with the discovery of real gnomes. Initially the gnomes are seen as a curiosity, a tourist attraction and an endangered species. This changes rapidly as the gnomes go thorough a population explosion and their underlying nature becomes apparent. Increasing conflict between Gnomes and Humans builds steadily until the Ratley family decides to eradicate the gnomes from their back garden. Meanwhile the Local Council decides to forcibly re-house them onto a purpose built “Homes for Gnomes” estate. They do this under the misguided belief that gnomes are really just like little humans. This turns out to be as sensible as moving badgers into bungalows.

The Prisoner (The Dark Elf of Syron, #1) by Laura Lond
Captain Torren, the warden of the Dormigan Prison, knows that the mysterious Prisoner 34 is much more dangerous than the authorities think. Torren does his best to guard him, going so far as to break some of his orders, but the new governor’s sudden wish to personally inspect the prison threatens to destroy the shaky balance the warden has achieved. Will the Prisoner comply and help Torren through the inspection? What will he ask in return? And will he keep his word?

Susanna and the Spy by Anna Elliott
Jobless and nearly destitute, Susanna Ward intends only to find work as a governess. She certainly has no intention of contacting her family, who cast off her father and scorned her mother years ago. But a chance encounter with a figure from her past suggests that her estranged grandfather was murdered, and that his death was connected to a local ring of smugglers, led by a mysterious figure who calls himself Captain Clark.

Nonfiction

Superheroes: The Best of Philosophy and Pop Culture by William Irwin
Behind the cool costumes, special powers, and unflagging determination to fight evil you’ll find fascinating philosophical questions and concerns deep in the hearts and minds of your favorite comic book heroes. Why doesn’t Batman just kill the Joker and end everyone’s misery? Does Peter Parker have a good life? What can Iron Man teach us about the role of technology in society?

101 High Protein Foods by Cynthia K. Johnson
In this eBook you will discover what are the top high protein foods and be given important facts about each one of them.

Recipe Books

Irish Food, Irish Desserts, Irish Recipes and St Patrick’s Day Recipes by Jamie Mathis
With these Irish recipes you are sure to get not only the traditional Irish food that you crave like Irish soda bread, Lamb Stew and traditional Irish desserts; but you will also get some St Patrick’s day recipes and American Irish recipes just for fun. Traditional Irish food mixed with American Irish recipes to make for a great time at your next party.

My Pie Heaven – Easy, Fabulous Pie, Cobbler and Tart Recipes by Barbara Mack
Pie. Delicious pie. Is there anything more wonderful than homemade pie? I don’t think so. I love pie, and I love making them. I don’t, however, like to work so hard that I can’t enjoy the pie later. These recipes are all easy, don’t require a lot of skill in the kitchen, and they don’t take a great deal of time. They’re hardly any work at all, in fact, but they taste like you slaved over a hot stove all day long.

Travel

Top Sights Travel Guides

Games

Puzzlebook: 100 Puzzle Quizzes by The Grabarchuk Family
This is Volume 1 of the Top Rated Puzzlebook: Puzzle Quizzes series. In this brand-new puzzle collection you will find 100 pictorial, hand-crafted puzzle quizzes in different themes: visual, spatial, counting, geometry, matchstick, coins, searching, and much more.

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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