Kindle Freebies – June 19, 2012

Today I Loaded My Kindle With…

Top Sights Travel Guides is offering up some exciting Asian locations, including one high on my bucket list, Ha Long Bay, Vietnam.

Ha Long Bay

Public domain photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

I fell in love with Ha Long Bay while watching the movie, “Indochine.” The place looked so magical, I could barely believe it was real. My husband, who is Vietnamese, assured me it is real and told me the name, Ha Long, means descending dragon and the rock formations mark where a dragon literally descended into the bay. I knew I had to go. Here’s hoping sooner rather than later!

Before continuing on with the freebies I picked up, I did want to let everyone know that Amazon is having one of their Big Deals. Over 400 Kindle books are being offered for $3.99 or less. This offer lasts until June 24, 2012. I haven’t picked up anything yet, but I am tempted by more than a few items. Most of these books are being offered at a significant discount, so check ’em out while you can.

Today’s other freebies include the usual mishmash of fiction, a blogging idea book, a game and a somewhat controversial recipe book. “Dinner for One” has some low-starred reviews, but I like the concept because I’m at home for lunch and would like some recipes for wholesome single servings. After reading the reviews, it turns out that some people were put out by the use of the metric system and the Swiss author’s dislike of microwave ovens. When I lived in Denmark, I didn’t have a microwave oven, and after some mopey moments, I adapted quite nicely. Steam is your friend when it comes to heating up leftovers. Anyway, I took a look at the sample, liked what I saw and grabbed this book.

Fiction

A Ripple in Time by Julia Hughes
Wren’s dream changed the course of history. To regain his world he must travel back one hundred years. This time, the “Angel of the Titanic” must ensure the ship of dreams fulfils her destiny. And he’s willing to sacrifice everything. A young woman experiences nightmares of a terrifying collision; a collision with a mountain of ice that dwarves even the magnificent ship taking her across the Atlantic; the Titanic. These visions are so realistic, Carina demands that extra vigilance is taken especially on the night of April 14th. Captain Smith and his crew are convinced by the youngster’s vivid descriptions and steadfast belief that she has seen the future; consequently the disaster is averted and Titanic steams safely into New York harbour, with devastating consequences.

Half Blood by Lauren Dawes
A battle for werewolf territory and rights has Rhett fighting for his life and for the survival of the pack. The last half blood—a half human, half vampire hybrid—has been found and Rhett has been chosen as her unlikely Guardian. The pack’s survival hangs on her completing her transformation, but a Sicarii—a vampire assassin—is hunting her to ensure that never happens.

Timeline by David Wailing
It’s always risky, meeting a strange man for the first time. But not for Joanna O’Donnell. Not in the year 2022. Her auto – a digital assistant – has scoured his history, his entire timeline. Working for a detective agency, Joanna knows how to unearth secrets. Joanna’s auto calculates that her date is 85% compatible with her. At last, she’s found her match! And then, moments before they meet, Joanna’s auto reports there is a 24% chance this man will kill her.

Deathsinger by Mallory Kane
Devyn Charles is a brilliantly talented songwriter. She has another talent too, one that has nearly destroyed her. Police Commissioner Murdoch’s daughter is missing and Devyn is the only one who can help him find her. But helping him may kill her.

A Rip in Time-A Western Steampunk Tale by Billie Sue Mosiman
Angie worked for the Barbary Express until the day she fell from her horse outside the town of Hot Spring, South Dakota. Ashamed of leaving her with a crippled leg, the town doctor gave her a small clockworks box. The box could talk. The box was haunted by shape-shifters. Angie was soon to find out what else the box could do…

Nonfiction

100 Shareable Blog Post Ideas
Unfortunately, even great writers occasionally wither in inspiration, especially when writing feels like a job. And if you’re blogging for business, it is. This book solves that problem for you forever. Even if you published Monday-Friday, posting every idea in this book twice, you would have enough ideas to last you a year. Do them well, and each of the 100 ideas in this book is a home run waiting to happen.

Recipe Books

Dinner for One by Diane Lennon
Cooking a great dinner for one need not be a hassle. With tips and tricks on how to buy, store and prepare just enough food for a single serve. Dinner for One, can show you how you can enjoy the meals you love and throw away your frozen packaged dinner lifestyle for good. Each recipe has been perfectly proportioned for one serve.

Travel

Top Sights Travel Guides

Games

Dots and Boxes
In Dots and Boxes, you are presented with a set of dots in a 5×5 grid. One by one, each player must fill in a horizontal or vertical line between two dots. The player that completes a box by filling in the fourth side captures that box. Completing a box allows a player to immediately make another move. When all 16 boxes are claimed, the player with the most boxes wins.

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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