Kindle Freebies – June 26, 2012

Today I Loaded My Kindle With…

A travel guide for roaming in Wyoming. Three years ago this month, my husband and I drove from California to Colorado to begin our new life in Boulder. We drove across Wyoming on Interstate 80, from Evanston to Cheyenne. Having lived at sea level and in valleys most of my life, I was fascinated by Wyoming’s big sky.

Big sky Wyoming

The clouds formations were amazing.

We haven’t returned since, which seems ridiculous, since Yellowstone is much closer to Colorado than California. Perhaps this year.

Sadly, “You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One)” is no longer free, though it is certainly worth the $3.99. However, I did find another free-for-now motivational writing guide that looks promising. I also picked a 1,001 recipe slower cooker cookbook. 1,001! Dinners for almost the next three years! Though I doubt I’ll find them all appealing. Slow cookers are awesome, but not for every meal. Fantasy, horror and scifi are the fiction freebies of the day. As a fan of CJ Cherryh’s Chanur series (Cats in Space!), I was particularly tickled by the first book listed in fiction, though it’s more like Cats in China. Enjoy!

Fiction

To Journey in the Year of the Tiger by Leighton Dickson
Kirin Wynegarde-Grey is a young man with a big job – Captain of the Personal Guard of Empress Thothloryn Parillaud Markova Wu, in a Kingdom that spans from the mountains of western China to the deserts of the Middle East. He adheres strictly to the Bushido, the Way of the Warrior and he prides himself on his position, running the guard in a precise, orderly fashion. For Kirin Wynegarde-Grey is a lion, in a world where humans are legend and animals walk like men. His is a Dynasty of cats, of lions and tigers, leopards and cheetahs, embracing and blending the cultures of Dynastic China, Ancient India and Feudal Japan. Half feline, half human, this is a world that has evolved on the heels of the fall of human civilization in a blend of science, fantasy and zoological speculation.

Thorn by Intisar Khanani
Princess Alyrra’s strength lies in silence. Scorned by her family, she avoids the court, spending her time with servants. When her marriage is unexpectedly arranged with the prince of a powerful neighboring kingdom, Alyrra feels trapped. As the court celebrates her match, dark rumors spread about the unexplained deaths of the women of her new family. Alyrra begins her journey with mounting trepidation. Betrayed while traveling, she seizes an opportunity to start a life away from court. Walking away from a prince whom she doesn’t know should have been easy. But from the moment she sets eyes on him, Alyrra realizes that her freedom could cost him his life.

Triorion: Awakening by L. J. Hachmeister
My name is Jetta. I am only five years old, but I’m no ordinary kid. I’ve been stealing other people’s knowledge so I can survive this rotten world. I’m not just a thief. I’m more than that. I can make nightmares real. And I’m only beginning to discover just how far my talents can take me. Nobody can know about this talent my siblings and I share, or else we’ll be killed. But things will change soon. I know it. I can feel something changing inside me.

Teddy Bears and Tea Parties: A Horror Story by S. Boyd Taylor
Enter a fairy tale gone terrifyingly wrong: magic has come back, and now the world is alive — teddy bears, houses, swing sets — everything. And everything that lives must eat. A creepy little girl with a knife struggles to rescue her sister, Angie, from the teddy bears they both used to love. Can she find her sister? And can she defeat Hymn, the strange creature that the teddy bears serve?

Nonfiction

Writers Write by William Meikle
A guide for the new fiction writer, covering topics such as getting started, getting a killer opening line, avoiding cliche, how to improve, and how to add complexity to your writing style.

Recipe Books

1,001 Best Slow-Cooker Recipes by Linda R. Yoakam and Sue Spitler
Slow-cookers are a great complement to today’s busy lifestyles. Once the ingredients are added, the virtually meal cooks itself. This collection brings together a huge number and variety of recipes that show off the value, ease, and versatility — not to mention delicious taste — of this cooking method. Seasoned cookbook author Sue Spitler covers every aspect of using slow-cookers. The book explains the various kinds and sizes of cookers, from 1-1/2 quarts to seven quarts, and shows what recipes work best in each type.

Travel

Cody Wyoming Visitor Guide by Terri Lynn
When a Wyoming vacation with Cody and Yellowstone National Park is on your agenda, plan ahead with “Cody Wyoming Visitor Guide”. Inside this guide you will find many attractions and historic sites you will not want to miss on your trip. Located just 52 miles from Yellowstone’s east gate, Cody Wyoming has served as ‘home base’ to travelers from all over the world for more than 100 years. There is so much to do and see in Cody that many people wish they could stay longer.

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Disclaimers and Disclosures

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.

Books that I have previously listed will occasionally come up free again. I add those to my current list for people who didn’t see them the first time.

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