Kindle Freebies – July 2, 2012

Today I Loaded My Kindle With…

Writers’ guides. One is a how-to guide for writing children’s fiction, one contains writing prompts, and one provides motivational/inspirational quotes for writers.

Another confession. Along with hoarding travel guides and recipes books, I also hoard writers’ guides. I seldom read the whole book, preferring instead to skim through looking for the passages most helpful to me. However, two books I have read in entirety that I highly recommend buying are Self-Editing for Fiction Writers and Beginnings, Middles and Ends. I credit both these books for making me a better writer and I refer back to them often.

Other freebies include a couple of Moon travel guides to Charlotte and Tampa/St.Petersburg, a recipe book for salad, and a grab bag of genre fiction that would make for great beach reading, if you live near a beach or are heading for one while on vacation.

Fiction

Brood of Bones by A.E. Marling
Cursed with endless drowsiness, Enchantress Hiresha sleeps more than she lives. Since she never has had a chance to raise a family, she sometimes feels like every woman is pregnant except for her. This time, she is right. From virgin to grandmother, all the women in her city have conceived. One unexpected pregnancy is a drama; fifty thousand is citywide hysteria. A lurking sorcerer drains power from the unnatural pregnancies, and Hiresha must track him by his magic. Unfortunately, her cultured education in enchantment ill equips her to understand his spellcraft, which is decidedly less than proper. The only person uncivilized enough to help is the Lord of the Feast, a dangerous yet charming illusionist. Associating with him may imperil Hiresha’s city, yet refusing his help will allow the sorcerer to leech godlike power from the mass births.

Firefly Beach by Meira Pentermann
When Beth LaMonte rents a cottage on the coast of Maine, she wishes only to withdraw and paint. A mysterious ball of light disturbs her peace and leads her to a secret beach where she finds the diary of a girl who disappeared in 1975. Now Beth is on a mission, not only to bury her own past, but to put to rest the spirit of Firefly Beach.

Deacon Leeds and the Pyramid of Symbols by Grant Morris
Deacon Leeds is spending his summer vacation on a scientific expedition in frigid Antarctica. Unfortunately, the only other teen staying at the Terra Nova Station is a royal jerk named Broderick Norsworthy. But when a football-sized golden pyramid—covered in curious symbols—is discovered buried below the ice, Deacon quickly learns that Broderick is more than just a pimple-faced nuisance: He’s a thief on a dark mission.

The Gate: 13 Dark & Odd Tales
Three brothers traipse across a post-apocalyptic landscape, encountering unspeakable horrors. A young boy growing up in suburban hell thinks there might be more to his home town than meets the eye, what with all the children going missing. A woman dying of cancer is given a way out, if only she is willing to pay the price. The crew of a space station must battle their fears and a strange alien relic when they are isolated from humanity…if humanity exists any longer. These stories and more await inside the pages of The Gate: 13 Dark & Odd Tales

Nonfiction

Writing for Children And Teens: A Crash Course by Cynthea Liu
Nowhere will you find a more comprehensive, current, and detailed writing course designed specifically for writing children’s and teen books, written by an author who is in the field today. WRITING FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS: A CRASH COURSE is a ten-step course that relays all the nitty-gritty details of the business, beginning with how to evaluate your book idea all the way to pitching your book to editors and agents.

Verbal Reverie: Prompts To Get You Writing by Camille Yanair
Verbal Reverie is a collection of prompts and inspiring quotes to get you writing! Whether you’ve been writing for years, are just getting back into it, or have never written anything other than an occasional paper, this book is for you. The prompts are varied across all genres, easy, hard, inspiring, and everything in between.

Developing Wings : Quotes from Writers on the Art of Writing by Sawyer King
This compilation contains hundreds of quotes by writers on the art of writing. Profound, witty, silly and hilarious — you never know what’s coming next. For the writer this is the perfect little book for inspiration, consolation and amusement.

Recipe Books

Salads for Every Season: 25 Salads from Earthbound Farm by Myra Goodman
Myra Goodman knows salad. Founder with her husband, Drew, of Earthbound Farm—the largest grower of organic produce in North America—she is the author FOOD TO LIVE BY and THE EARTHBOUND COOK, sumptuous cookbooks built on the idea of fresh, seasonal cooking. From those books, she has culled a useful and inspiring ebook short filled with 25 recipes for salads that showcase the best produce of spring, summer, fall and winter.

Travel

Tampa and St. Petersburg by Laura Reiley
Writer and Tampa resident Laura Reiley offers her unique perspective on Tampa and St. Petersburg, from exploring the Salvador Dali Museum to enjoying the quirky Gasparilla Pirate Fest. Reiley includes trip strategies for a variety of travelers, such as the Nature Lovers Tour and Tampa Sports, covering the Yankees spring training. Including expert advice on the Museum of Science and Industry, Busch Gardens, and nightlife in historic Ybor City, Moon Tampa and St. Petersburg gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

Charlotte by Jodi Helmer
Freelance writer and green living advocate Jodi Helmer offers her firsthand experience as a Charlotte local, covering the best of the city—including artsy NoDa, the industrial South End, and the vibrant center of nightlife in Uptown. She also spotlights neighboring “NASCAR Country”—particularly Mooresville, Concord, and Kannapolis—the cities NASCAR fans flock to for race shop tours and a chance to glimpse their favorite drivers. Helmer provides a variety of unique travel strategies, including The Best of Charlotte, Fun and Free: Charlotte on a Budget, and Family-Friendly Charlotte. Complete with expert tips on the best bars, museums, and shopping areas, Moon Charlotte gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

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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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