Today I Loaded My Kindle With…
Some fun travel books, including one for the 13 most haunted places in the U.S. It just so happens I’ll be staying in one of those places next month. The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, was the inspiration for the Overlook Hotel in Stephen King’s “The Shining.” It has been featured on the paranormal reality show, “Ghosthunters.” My friend and I will be going on a couple of the ghost tours. I’ll report back later.
Other freebies include fantasy novels of varying genres, including steampunk, suspense and Arthurian, and four cookbooks by two authors. Last, but not least, a book of true stories by troubled teens who attend Scriber Lake High School in Seattle, Washington. This looks like a must-read for writers like me who have teen protagonists.
Tiger Lily by K. Bird Lincoln
Lily isn’t supposed to hunt game in the Daimyo’s woods. She’s just the cook’s daughter. It isn’t her place to talk to nobility. And she definitely isn’t supposed to sing the forbidden old, Jindo religion songs. But Lily was born in the year of the Tiger, and can’t ever be like other village girls. In the woods snaring rabbits one day, she finds instead the Daimyo’s son, Ashikaga, wounded, in the gooseberry brush. When the Pretender Emperor’s men arrive to kill Ashikaga, Lily, desperate, sings a forbidden Jindo song.
Eve of Destruction by C.E. Stalbaum
The reign of magic is broken. A technological revolution sweeps across the land, and the once invincible Magi caste has been usurped by factory owners and railroad tycoons. Industry spreads like wildfire across the country, and the source of magic recedes in its wake. Now, on the eve of a devastating war between the Magi and the Industrialists, the only hope for the future rests in a gifted but impetuous young sorceress and her motley band of unlikely allies. Together they must survive the battle raging around them long enough to unravel a twisted political conspiracy before all magic is extinguished forever.
The Last Son of Camelot by M.J. Bryant
Jordan Shade was an ordinary teenager until the night of his 18th birthday — the night he found out he was the heir to an ancient power. Now with the fate of seven realms hanging in the balance, he must discover the truth about his destiny all the while fighting off an evil unlike anything he’s ever seen before; an evil that will stop at nothing to obtain that power.
Waking Lazarus by T. L. Hines
After he fell under the ice and died, eight-year-old Jude Allman came to life again. Worse, from his point of view, he died and was resurrected twice more in his life. It turned him into a celebrity but also a freak, and he leads a reclusive life, barely holding on to a janitor’s job. He is stalked by demons, but then a kind of clairvoyance stalks him, and he learns to divine evil before it has had its way, which leads to a sort of healing. Hines makes the most of his unusual tale, characterizing his hero realistically but with humor and holding on to his secrets to the end. (Review by John Mort. Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved)
We Are Absolutely Not Okay by Students Scriber Lake High School
Imagine being asked to pull a gun on a stranger. Or having a gun shoved in your face by the man you call stepdad. Envision feeling so depressed you cut yourself repeatedly or down a bottle of pills to make the pain go away. Consider what it takes to tell your parents that you are transgender, or what it feels like to have the dad you love addicted to meth. We Are Absolutely Not Okay is a collection of true stories written by fourteen teenagers who have experienced life at its darkest but have made it through and are now picking up the pieces. By writing and sharing their stories, they are coping with their past and seizing their future. They are also reaching out to other teenagers—to let them know that they are not alone and that even if their life now is Absolutely Not Okay, they have the power within themselves to make it better.
How To Make Iced Coffee by Jeen van der Meer
Iced Coffee recipes aren’t just delicious, they’re REALLY EASY to make, as well. How To Make Iced Coffee will tell you how to make the best iced coffee you have ever had. And they are all so easy to make, these mouth-watering cold drinks. We have collected 20 of the most popular and best recipes. There is something for every taste and preference. Impress your guests and family with a delicious iced coffee drink.
Cool Coffee Creamer Secrets by Jeen van der Meer
If you love coffee and have an appreciation for exquisite tastes and luxuries, you are going to love the recipes contained in Cool Coffee Creamer Recipes. If you appreciate the zest and flavor of coffee – whether it is cold or hot – have an appreciation for unique blends and flavors and want to wake up to something different each morning, Cool Coffee Creamer Recipes is for you!
Grandma’s Best Casseroles by Marg Ruttan
One of the easiest meals to make is a one-dish casserole that you can serve with garlic toast, a quick salad or some other accompaniment that is quick and easy to make. This cookbook is full of those types of recipes. You’ll find recipes that use up your leftover turkey and ones for ground beef, chicken, pork and seafood. All have easy to find ingredients and can be made and left to cook while you’re doing other things.
Grandma’s Best Chocolate Recipes by Marg Ruttan
These recipes come from three generations of cooks and have been chosen for their flavor and the fact that they are easy and quick to make. You’ll love the recipe for Mom’s Fabulous Fudge and the decadent Death By Chocolate Dessert. It will be hard to pick which recipe you want to make first, but you can and will come back to this cookbook time and again for all your favorite chocolate recipes.
Destination Frightville by Harrison Clancy
Looking for interesting places to go on your next vacation? Destination Frightville: 13 U.S. Haunts to Visit If You Dare, explores thirteen of the most haunted places in the United States that you can visit and tour. Seven of the thirteen you can even spend the night! This book describes the location and background stories as well as what type of haunting is occurring currently. Included is tour information and video links that will help you decide which destination to visit first!
101 Free Things To Do In Disney & Orlando by Daniel Davidson
On my last trip to Disney, I was determined to find some free ways the whole family could have some fun without me hearing that giant sucking sound in my wallet. Not only was I able to find free activities, attractions, souvenirs, and entertainment, but we actually stayed under budget. At Disney! Can you believe it? I even figured out ways to get free entrance to the parks and upgrade tickets.
The Philippines: 100 Travel Tips by Jessie Voigts and Rissa Gatdula-Lumontad
This insider’s guide covers when to visit, what you need to enter, how to get there, what you can and should bring, cultural reminders, language, what to wear, getting around, accommodations, dining, health and safety, family travel, shopping, must-see attractions, top sports activities, locals favorites and recommendations, and more. The book is filled with beautiful photos by Filipino photographers – showcasing the magic and wonder of these islands in Paradise.
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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.