Kindle Freebies – June 20, 2012

Today I Loaded My Kindle With…

There were no new freebie Top Sights guides or other travel books that interested me, so I headed over to the Computers and Internet section. I was amused to find to two competing books closely ranked on the Top 100 list: Facebook Logout: Experiences and Reasons to Leave it and Dealing With (and Enjoying!) Your Facebook Addiction! I know some people either love or hate Facebook. I like it. I don’t love it. I’m occasionally annoyed by the marketing monkey business and I’m super vigilant about my privacy settings. I don’t have or want 500 friends. Since I moved away from my home base, I primarily use it to keep up with family and friends.

Facebook can be a great marketing tool. I don’t plan to use it as such, but I know people who have done so with mixed results. It could go the way of MySpace or become even bigger. Who knows? Who cares? If you do, you might want to grab those books. I didn’t. I did grab a WordPress manual that makes some grandiose claims, but could still be useful and a CSS primer which seemed more down-to-earth. I also picked up a Mac buying guide because I’m in the market for a new computer. I went from Mac to PC and now I’m thinking of going back.

Fiction is a dark melange of horror, dystopia and suspense. It’s an overcast morning so I’ll blame it on that. Recipe books are on the much lighter subjects of retro recipes and Polish donuts. Enjoy!

Fiction

Bleedover by Curtis Hox
Dr. Hattie Sterling has dedicated her career to the study of bleedover, a new phenomenon in which parts of fictional worlds cross over into the real one. So far, bleedover’s effects–vandalized billboards, extra scenes in movies, unpublished copy in texts–have been so small and so random many consider the whole thing a hoax. Everything changes when grad students Ernest Packer and Masumi Yoshida conjure an apple out of thin air. Bleedover is real–and it can be controlled. Sterling believes she can harness fantastical worlds to make ours a better place. But her college rival Corbin Lyell has other ideas. Obsessed with the pulp horrors of Lovecraft and Howard, he kidnaps Packer and quickly summons cosmic monsters into Riodola University. To fight back, Sterling must conjure up myths and heroes of her own before Corbin overruns the world with the worst horrors of the imagination.

Cinema of Shadows by Michael West
Welcome to the Woodfield Movie Palace. The night the Titanic sank, it opened for business…and its builder died in his chair. In the 1950s, there was a fire; a balcony full of people burned to death. And years later, when it became the scene of one of Harmony, Indiana’s most notorious murders, it closed for good. Abandoned, sealed, locked up tight…until now. Tonight, Professor Geoffrey Burke and his Parapsychology students have come to the Woodfield in search of evidence, hoping to find irrefutable proof of a haunting. Instead, they will discover that, in this theater, the terrors are not confined to the screen.

Hollywood Vampires: Unholy War by Matt R. Jones
A rock ‘n roll hellride of hilarity and humanity, Unholy War follows the cataclysmic clash between the high-spirited, hard-rocking vampires of Hollywood and a brutal, bloodthirsty cult of Old World zealots out to convert — or kill — any vampire who doesn’t see things their way. Inspired by 80’s rock ‘n roll like L.A. Guns, over-the-top action films such as Desperado, and the profane comedy of classics like Clerks, Unholy War tosses the usual angsty brooding and trembling romance out the window and instead treats you to a skull-smashing story of defiance, friendship, and standing up for what you believe in.

The Exodus Gate (The Rising Dawn Saga) by Stephen Zimmer
The Rising Dawn Saga begins with a prologue that calls to mind the imagery of Milton’s Paradise Lost, and then introduces Benedict Darwin, the host of a popular late night radio show dealing with the paranormal and the things of myth, legend, and conspiracy. Benedict comes into possession of a virtual reality simulator that turns out to be something far greater, and far more dangerous than he ever expected.

Dark Bayou by Nancy K. Duplechain
When Leigh Benoit returns home to Louisiana for the funeral of her brother and his wife, she becomes increasingly concerned about the welfare of her orphaned niece, Lyla. She is prompted by her grandmother, Clothilde, to move back to take care of her. Leigh has no desire to take on any responsibility, and being home again brings back painful memories. At the funeral, Leigh’s childhood friend, Detective Lucas Castille, tells her the mysterious details of the accident that killed her brother and his wife. Lucas’ young son has dreams of a Dark Man who wishes to harm Lyla. Leigh begins to have similar dreams. She struggles with her rational mind but vows to protect her niece. Soon, she finds out there is more to the story and more to her grandmother than she thought.

Nonfiction

WordPress Domination – Beginner to NINJA in 7 Days by Lambert Klein
In Just Seven Days, You Can Go From WordPress Zero To WordPress Hero… Discover How You Can Ninja Your Way To Complete WordPress Dominance In As Little As Seven Days. I’m not going to beat around the bush here. There’s no way to get rich quick on the internet… but if you want to build an empire of websites that will create residual income and massive profit potential, you need to be using WordPress.

Robin Nixon’s CSS & CSS3 Crash Course
From the author of the top-selling book “Learning PHP, MySQL & JavaScript”, and the popular “Robin Nixon’s HTML5 Crash Course”, this new CSS & CSS 3 course teaches you everything you need to know about the web layout language, all the way from the basics, up to advanced features such as animations, transformations, shadows, web font management and much, much more.

Which Mac Should I Buy?
Buying a new computer can be a stressful endeavor. There are too many models with a seemingly infinite number of configuration options. Product lines are constantly in flux, and usually when you finally start to process all the information, a new model is released and everything changes. Getting a new Mac doesn’t have to be a headache or takes months of research. The aim of this book is to simply help you pick the best Mac for your needs while showing you how to save a few hundred dollars on your purchase.

Recipe Books

Retro Family Recipes – Old Fashioned Recipes from the 1960’s – 1990’s by LeeAnne Jones
Remember back when you were a kid and your Mom had those favorite, dishes she would make? Remember all the new and interesting dishes that you could sample at every party, cookout and family gathering? You might have thought those old recipes were gone for good, but I’ve dug up a cache of old retro family recipe cards that span from the 1960’s – 1990’s which are bound to include some of those childhood favorites that you’ve been longing for!

Going Donuts For Paczki by Kathy Gary
Best Selling Author of Passionate About Pierogies, Kathy Gary has created the second in her Ethnic Dishes series. Going Donuts for Paczki: Easy and Delicious Family Recipes contains everything you need to skip the local bakery and create you own delicious Paczki (Polish donuts, pronounced poonchKEY). You will learn how to make Paczki: several ways to make the dough and a variety of filling flavors, as well as tips and techniques to help ensure your success! Along the way you will also learn about the history and traditions of Paczki, sparking your creativity to create your own traditions with your family.

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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