Kindle Freebies – June 22, 2012

Today I Loaded My Kindle With…

Just a few anthologies. I think I overloaded on novels with yesterday’s Summer Solstice spree. By the way, I checked and many of the books are still free today. Here’s the link, in case you missed out yesterday:

Summer Solstice Free Fantasy (2012)

Some of you may wonder, “How does she read all those freebie books?”

I don’t. How could I? That’s a lot of books. Plus, I still buy books or check them out from the library. What I love about the freebies (aside from $0.00) is that I can get a good look at a book before deciding to invest my time in reading the whole thing. Of course, I can read the blurb and take a look at the sample chapter. That’s especially helpful for checking out a writer’s style. Often, though, I’ve found that the first chapter isn’t the best indication of how the story will progress. Sometimes, a book will get much better. And sometimes, well, not so much.

Through the freebies, I’ve found some great authors and have gone on to buy – yes, buy – more of their books. I’ve also found some authors whose stories and style didn’t resonate with me. I deleted them from my Kindle without a snick of regret because I wasn’t out any cash.

Nonfiction is a different story. I hoard travel guides and recipe books. Why not? You never know when you’ll be craving ice pops or find yourself in a city such as Reykjavik. Totally not kidding. I made ice pops last night. Icelandair just added non-stop flights between Denver and Reykjavik, and I am so tempted to go.

I also hoard short story collections because they’re great for travel or for when you want to read something, but don’t want to make a commitment to a novel. The anthologies I picked up today include a 2011 sampler of Tor/Forge authors. Looks like a real treat for genre fiction fans. Dig in and have a great weekend!

The Eclective: The Celtic Collection
Six stories from The Eclective, six accounts of Celtic things. There’s more than one way to go Green.

From the trenches of WWI to the abandoned rowhomes of Baltimore; From a rural charnel house to the Texas-Mexican border these six stories explore the dark heart of crime fiction today.

Tor/Forge Author Voices: Volume 1
Ever wanted to hunt a notorious ghost through the halls of a spooky old house? Be swept away at a Regency ball? Solve a murder mystery, Vegas style? Then Tor and Forge might have the perfect summer read for you. With this sampler, Tor and Forge Books proudly present a one-of-a-kind collection of articles written by our authors, excerpts of forthcoming books, and unique content. We’re highlighting a cross-section of our exciting new titles in urban fantasy, paranormal romance, young adult fiction, science fiction and fantasy, historical fiction, women’s fiction, and mysteries and thrillers.

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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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