Kindle Freebies – June 27, 2012

Today I Loaded My Kindle With…

A new brand of city guides has appeared on the horizon, “48 Hours In…” The three cities listed in freebies are London, Paris and Barcelona. I’ve been to all three cities, but it’s been awhile and I would love to visit them again. I spent more like 24 hours in Paris. London, of course, is the hot destination this summer because of the Olympics.

I’m seriously thinking about returning to London this fall. I was last there in 2009 and much of the city was covered with scaffolding as its facelift for the Olympics was underway. Had a great time, even when a deluge soaked us to the bone during a Jack the Ripper tour.

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Me and my friend, Andy, goofing off right before the skies opened up.

Other freebies include the usual mix of genre fiction and an unusual mix of recipe books – breakfast tacos, British cookery and fresh ingredient microwave meals. I also picked up a formatting book for the Kindle. Nowadays, there are a number of get-rich-quick-on-the-Kindle! books out there, along with sell-a-gazillion-books-using-Twitter!, and on and on. It boggles the poor author’s mind. One wants to be informed, but not misled. I steer clear of the more extravagant claims, even if they are free. This book looks like it’s simply about formatting, which could be very useful. I’ve picked up a number of books that could have done with better formatting.

Fiction

A Pemberley Medley (A Pride & Prejudice Variation) by Abigail Reynolds
Five short Pride & Prejudice variations by bestselling writer Abigail Reynolds gathered in one volume. Can Mr. Darcy win Elizabeth Bennet’s heart… or will they misunderstand each other forever? Can he stand by and watch Elizabeth lose everything she holds precious… including him?

Cerulean Isle by G.M. Browning
Kidnapped as a boy and kept as a slave on a pirate ship, young Jacob dreams of freedom, and of discovering the fabled island of the Mer people. With fellow shipmate Grant, Jacob escapes and finds refuge in Granada. But stories of Cerulean Isle, land of the Merfolk, continue to haunt him. One day a stranger appears, forcing Jacob and Grant to confront their past. They must embark on a dangerous voyage to flee from the pirates that seek their lives. In the process, Jacob at last discovers the truth behind legendary Cerulean Isle.

The Butterfly Forest by Tom Lowe
After 40 years in San Quentin, Luke Palmer leaves with a state-issued suit, $100 dollars to buy a bus ticket, and a map that will lead to a promise and into the heart of a dark forest. College graduate student Molly Monroe is about to release rare butterflies not far from where the FBI used 4,000 bullets in a shootout to kill Ma Barker and one of her gangster sons in 1935. Molly snaps a picture that will frame something she never sees coming.

The Micro-Age by Cixin Liu
The Forerunner now knew that he was the only person left in the universe. It had already happened. HNS Ark truly had become a true ark; An Ark with a lone Noah. Of the other seven Forerunners four had been killed by radiation when a star exploded in a nova four light years from the Ark, two had succumbed to illness, one man had, in the silence of that fateful slow-down, shot himself. The Ark returned to the Solar System, 25,000 years after its departure from Earth; 9,000 years later than first planned.

Nonfiction

Kindle Formatting: The Essential Visual Guide
Kindle Formatting: The Essential Visual Guide contains absolutely everything you need to know to format your own ebook using HTML, and nothing more. Forget chapters set aside for tables and borders and margins and lists – the average author is never going to need any of those things, so why should you pay more for them? Within this book you’ll learn how to: set up your file from scratch; lay out all of the text, applying styles like bold, italics or underline, along with processes like justification; apply any specific alignment required; create stand-out chapter headings; create page breaks to aid flow; and build a fully functional table of contents.

Recipe Books

Cookery of the British Isles, with Recipes by Lee Chefsref
British food has had a poor reputation for generations, it’s heavy, tasteless and uninspired, or at least so we are led to believe. Over the past thirty years or so British chefs have come into their own and now food in England’s best hotels and restaurants rivals that of any place in the world.

The Breakfast Taco Book by Hilah Johnson
The Breakfast Taco Book is packed with everything you need to know about breakfast tacos – including how to make them at home. Recipes cover everything from how to make your own tortillas and salsa to a wide variety of “taco-guts.” Bacon, Eggs, Home Fries, Chorizo, Nopalitos – we’ve got you covered!

Cooking Outside the Box: Fast & Fresh Recipes for the Microwave by Cooking Penguin
Microwaves are useful for so much more than just heating up frozen foods and leftovers. They can be used as dynamic tools for creating fresh, wholesome meals from scratch in half the time—or less!

Travel

48 Hours in London by John Jones
John Jones’ London Travel Guide will give you an insight into the history and culture of the city and present you with an action-packed 48 hour itinerary featuring lots of great ideas for travel experiences. Whether you’re looking for a tour of the greatest hits of London or looking to eat a basket of fish ‘n’ chips at your favorite musician’s local haunt, Jones deftly puts together an itinerary that covers both the historical and modern wonders of the city.

48 Hours in Paris by John Jones
Inside John Jones’ Paris Travel Guide check out his personal favorite hand-picked cafes and wine bars in a Paris travel guide like none you’ve ever read before. With unparalleled enthusiasm and a wink to fellow music aficionados, Jones helps you find the crème de la crème in this star-studded city.

48 Hours in Barcelona by John Jones
John Jones’ Barcelona Travel Guide will show you how to get the most out of your short stay and give you plenty of great ideas for enjoying a 48 hour visit to the city. Follow Jones as he leads you through a city that he knows like the back of his hand. This guidebook to Barcelona is chock full of secret gems, famous watering-holes, and star-studded anecdotes of Jones’ personal run-ins with celebrities and quirky locals alike.

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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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