Kindle Freebies – July 11, 2012

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.

The Stanley Hotel

Going to get my Shining on at the Stanley Hotel.

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.

Fiction

 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)

Nonfiction

 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.

Recipe Books

 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.

Travel

Destination Frightville: 13 U.S. Haunts to Visit If You Dare 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!

Product Details101 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.

Kindle Freebies – July 6, 2012

Today I Loaded My Kindle With…

Historical fiction. I found a couple of books that looked mighty interesting, one about the U.S. south during slavery and the other about Augustus Caesar. I’m a big fan of the TV series, Rome, and Octavius was portrayed as such a little creep on the show, I’ll be interested in seeing a different portrayal of him.

I also picked up a fantasy novel, an MMA (mixed martial arts) fighter’s memoir, a book about England’s first hospital for the criminally insane (I know! It looks crazy interesting), a Montana tour book, and some yummy cookbooks.

Enjoy the freebies and your weekend!

Fiction

Product Details Toby Streams the Universe by Maya Lassiter
Toby Hay is a psychic living in New York City, supporting his screwed-up family using his visions to play the stock market. He also helps his private investigator best-friend with the occasional case–all while trying not to read the future of every person he meets. Such as Toby’s new neighbor, a beautiful painter hiding from her violent Ex. Or Toby’s psychic, sex-pot, sister, scared of her own future. Or his quirky virtual-assistant, struggling to care for her sick child. Toby wants to help them all, but his super-psychic father trained him not to interfere, lest he lose his own sanity in the process. Toby’s father knew everything–he must have had good reasons for his rules. Of course, he vanished nearly a year ago…

Product Details Augustus: Son of Rome by Richard Foreman
Augustus: Son of Rome tells the story of the assassination of Julius Caesar and the rise of his heir, Gaius Octavius, as he journeys to Rome from Apollonia. We see a boy grow into a man as Octavius develops the moral courage, intelligence and ruthlessness that will finally see him become Augustus, Emperor of Rome. The pen and sword will be employed to defeat his enemies and Octavius will earn the name of “Caesar”. Yet Rome will exact its price – and triumph will be accompanied by tragedy.

Product Details The Loom by Shella Gillus
A slave owner’s wife harbors a secret that threatens to unravel her marriage and the lives of those around her. Caroline Whitfield lives in the world she dreamt of as a child. Married to Jackson, a plantation owner, in the quiet hills of 1835 Montgomery County, Maryland, she enjoys a simple life, until new slaves, seven-year-old Sadie and her father, arrive. When Sadie’s daddy is taken from her, the young girl is forced to serve the master and mistress she holds responsible for her loss. With her grandmother, fellow slaves in the “Loom Room,” and a young man bent on obtaining his freedom, Sadie struggles to make sense of God’s will in the midst of pain. But Caroline harbors a secret that could bring her world crashing down, and her love for Sadie, the daughter no one knows she had, threatens to tear it all apart.

Nonfiction

Product Details Broadmoor Revealed: Victorian Crime and the Lunatic Asylum by Mark Stevens
Broadmoor Revealed gives the reader a glimpse behind the walls of England’s first Criminal Lunatic Asylum. Focused on the Victorian period, the book tells the stories of some of the hospital’s best-known patients. There is Edward Oxford, who shot at Queen Victoria, and Richard Dadd, the brilliant artist and murderer of his father. There is also William Chester Minor, the surgeon from America who killed a stranger in London, and then played a key part in creating the world’s finest dictionary. Finally, there is Christiana Edmunds, ‘The Chocolate Cream Poisoner’ and frustrated lover.

Product Details Caged: Memoirs of a Cage-Fighting Poet by Cameron Conaway
Accomplished MMA fighter and award-winning writer Cameron Conaway presents in Caged the true story of a young man who overcomes a family background and his own inner torment by learning to channel his frustrations into the physical world of mixed martial arts fighting and the cerebral world of poetry and writing. It teaches the value of personal reflection, how life’s most painful moments can lead to a deeper understanding and appreciation of human nature, and just what is possible when optimism and determination combine to overcome tough odds. Caged shows how the pursuit of two seemingly disparate passions helped a struggling boy blossom into a simple man. The result is a literary and lyrical philosophical journey into the heart and mind of a modern-day warrior.

Recipe Books

Product Details Easy Coffee Cake Recipes by Jeen van der Meer
Coffee cakes are no nonsense and so easy to make. It is not like baking a loaf of bread, nor is it as complicated as making a regular cake. Coffee cakes combine effortlessly and bake up into a nice hot sweet treat in a matter very little time. You can go from scratch to eating a slice in less than an hour, and coffee cakes are best piping hot right out of the oven.

Product Details Healthy Muffin Recipes by Jeen van der Meer
Healthy Muffin Recipes is intended as a healthy alternative with healthy ingredients like whole grain flour, oats and less sugar. Included are both the savory muffins with cheese, carrots, poppy seeds and zucchini. But also muffins made with strawberries, raisins or blueberries. All with a reduced amount of sugar.

Product Details 38 Easy Pasta Recipes by Cooking Penguin
Pasta is satisfying, kids and beginners-friendly and easy to make. It’s fast and easy and surely everyone loves it. On your busy night, you should try these easy pasta recipes. They cook up in a flash with the ingredients that you are likely to have on hand. You can find a recipe to love from this book.

Product Details Chinese Seafood Recipes by Ming Liu
Enjoy easy & delicious seafood dishes right at your finger tips. All the ingredients are easy to find, the dishes are easy to make.

Travel

Product Details Montana Travel & Recreation 2012 by Rite-Way Publishing Inc.
Our Montana Travel & Recreation Directory is packed with relevant area travel information, places to see, things to do, outdoor recreation, fun for the kids, hotels, interesting area facts and much more! Get the most out of your valuable vacation time and Let Us Be Your Guide! Download this condensed Kindle edition of the directory . We print travel directories for many other states across the US.

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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.

Kindle Freebies – July 5, 2012

Today I Loaded My Kindle With…

A couple of dystopian fantasies, a steampunk magazine, two writing guides and an autobiography/recipe book of an Irish chef. I also found two Top Sights city guides I hadn’t listed before, Moscow and Malmö.

While I lived in Denmark, I only visited two cities in Sweden, Göteborg and Malmö. I still kick myself for missing out on Stockholm. Which is not to say that Göteborg and Malmö weren’t worth visiting! I had an awesome time in both cities. Göteborg has lovely canals and interesting, historic buildings, but what’s not to be missed is the scenic archipelago, which can be reached by ferry. Malmö is an easy train ride from Copenhagen and has a very nice pedestrian street with lots of shops and restaurants.

It was in these cities that I came to know of and appreciate a Swedish institution, fika. Fika is a generic term for an afternoon coffee break. Coffee is usually accompanied by something sweet and absolutely delicious. This is one of my favorite things in the whole world, so I was delighted to discover that the Swedes had a word for it.

Fika

Coffee and a kakaoboll in Göteborg.

Just found out they sell kakaobolls at Ikea. You gotta try them. They are awesome!

On to today’s freebies!

Fiction

Product DetailsThe Pearl Savage by Tamara Rose Blodgett
Seventeen-year old princess, Clara Williamson, lives an old-fashioned existence in a biosphere of the future. When her sadistic mother, Queen Ada, betroths her to an abusive prince of a neighboring sphere, Clara determines to escape Outside where savages roam free. Clara escapes tyranny only to discover the savages are not the only people who survived the cataclysmic events of one hundred forty years prior. Once Outside, Clara finds herself trapped, unable to return to the abusive life of the sphere while facing certain danger Outside.

Product DetailsA Mischief in the Woodwork by Harper Alexander
A generation ago, something began to fail in the foundations of our country. Devoid of a culprit, our cities began to crumble, becoming a derangement of ruin and decay. No one could put a name to what began to happen in the nation, that day, and thus was born the term ‘mischief’ for the dark things that began to creep through the woodwork. I, Avante, am a slave of this dark time. But for all its terrors, it’s a good time to be a slave. The Masters, fragile and loathe to be surrounded by anything crude or horrific, have retreated upstairs, and locked themselves away. They don’t come out. As such, we’re as good as free, now. Free to take the ruined land for ourselves. The only pitfall, really, is the challenge of surviving in such a forsaken place.

Product DetailsFlagShip Steampunk Special Issue
FlagShip invites you to Launch into Imagination with this special Steampunk issue. Our stories this month include:
Firebrand, by Doug Souza
Pressed into service on one of Britain’s airships, two boys seek their freedom.
Rats to Ruins, by Michell Plested
The town had plenty of rats, that was true. And the troupe knew how to get rid of those. Well, the non-human ones, at least…
Boys will be Boys, by Philip Carroll
Turning lead int gold should have been a simple alchemical task, the boys thought. Dad just wasn’t using enough phlogiston. Never mind the explosive side-effects…

Nonfiction

Product DetailsInspire Me To Get Writing by Carla Acheson
An essential writing guide packed with inspiration, motivation, tips, ideas, techniques, creative writing examples, exercises and original short story prompts. It is everything you need to become inspired and begin your journey into writing for profit or pleasure.

Product Details365 Things I Learned the Hard Way (So You Don’t Have To) by The Digital Writer
This book is for writers: authors, freelancers, and content marketers. This book is for YOU. Anyone who wants to make their living with words online, from freelancing to self-publishing, to running a blog built around quality content that will facilitate the sale of information products or services, this book will get you where you’re going far faster, and without all the heartache.

Recipe Books

Product DetailsCheffin’ by Brendan Cronin
Master Chef Brendan Cronin – the only Irish chef to attain the prestigious Swiss culinary title of ‘Chef de Cuisine Diplomé’, Swiss Master Chef – takes us on a global journey of gastronomic delight from his childhood on a small dairy farm in the West of Ireland, to cooking in great hotels in Limerick, Dublin and onward to the beckoning and beautiful Swiss Alps, Africa, and The Far East. We follow Brendan as he pursues his dream of becoming a skilled and accomplished chef while working for some of the best hotels in the world. Along the way, Cronin describes the hospitality industry like the true professional he is, telling his story with passion, humor, and Irish wit – making us so hungry you will want to stop mid-chapter to try the many recipes included in this book.

Travel

Top Sights Travel Guides

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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.

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.

Kindle Freebies – June 29, 2012

Today I Loaded My Kindle With…

Yoga. I stumbled across two yoga freebies, one in particular for us desk jockeys. Office workers, writers, students and anyone stuck in front of a screen all day could really do with some good yoga stretches. People with portable offices, especially those who live in New York, may find today’s travel guide useful, a listing of the best cafes for writers, students and bloggers.

Speaking of writers, some of you may be familiar with the awesome Simon Haynes, creator of the free word processing software, yWriter. He is also a scifi author and the first book in his Hal Spacejock series is currently on the freebie list.

The writers among you may also be interested in “15 Things Every Writer Needs to Know.” It’s a section taken from a larger book, “Writing Online.” A good freebie makes for an incentive to buy. We’ll see how this one stacks up.

For fiction, I picked up the granddaddy of all them bloodsucking novels, “Dracula,” along with Bram Stoker’s short story compilation, “Dracula’s Guest.” I also grabbed a couple of YA fantasies.

A previously listed four-in-one cookbook has become available for free again and is listed below.

Enjoy the weekend!

Fiction

Hal Spacejock by Simon Haynes
Deep in debt and with his life on the line, Hal takes on a dodgy cargo job … and an equally dodgy co-pilot. This 80,000-word novel is the first book in the Hal Spacejock series.

Dracula by Bram Stoker
A naive young Englishman travels to Transylvania to do business with a client, Count Dracula. After showing his true and terrifying colors, Dracula boards a ship for England in search of new, fresh blood. Unexplained disasters begin to occur in the streets of London before the mystery and the evil doer are finally put to rest.

Dracula’s Guest by Bram Stoker
(No description was provided. This is from Amazon reviewer Paul S. Mcalduff) I consider this to be one of Stoker’s best books. I would rate it right up there with “Dracula” and “The Jewel of the Seven Stars”. The short stories in this collection are great. I especially liked the stories `Dracula’s Guest’ (which is supposed to be an exercised chapter from Dracula) and `The Judge’s House’.

Gateway (The Gateway Trilogy, Book 1) by Christina Garner
Ember has always known she doesn’t belong in this world, but when she takes matters into her own hands, she winds up in a mental institution. There she draws the attention of Taren, a mysterious boy with a dangerous secret. When chaos erupts, they are forced to flee together and Ember learns her secret might be the deadliest of all. With lives on the line, Ember must face old demons and new at… The Gateway.

The Fallen Star (Fallen Star Series Book 1) by Jessica Sorensen
For eighteen year-old Gemma, life has never been normal. Up until recently, she has been incapable of feeling emotion. And when she’s around Alex, the gorgeous new guy at school, she can feel electricity that makes her skin buzz. Not to mention the monsters that haunt her nightmares have crossed over into real-life. But with Alex seeming to hate her and secrets popping up everywhere, Gemma’s life is turning into a chaotic mess. Things that shouldn’t be real suddenly seem to exist. And as her world falls apart, figuring out the secrets of her past becomes a matter of life and death.

Nonfiction

15 Things Every Writer Needs to Know by The Digital Writer
Avoid enough mistakes and you will never prosper. Make the right series of slip-ups and you can accelerate your success. This short book will help you avoid the truly painful blunders, so you’ll be free to stumble without entirely falling. Fear of failure can stand as an unfortunate impediment to prosperity. At a subconscious level, people link failure to humiliation, and no one wants to be humiliated. There is a way, however, to leap over your fears so you can make the mistakes and learn the lessons that will make you great.

17 Yoga Stretches For The Office Workers by Ervin Ruhe Jr
Is your Office Job slowly killing your Body?! In the 21st century, a whole lot of people are working at desk jobs where they scarcely get enough movement and exercise into their daily lives. The sad thing about this fact is that many office workers either do not know or just do not care that they are destroying their bodies with long hours in bad postures on the job! If you work in an office and your back is killing you, you need to read my new yoga for the Office Worker ebook about how Yoga can improve the quality of your working life at the office.

Super Simple Yoga – 20 Simple Yoga Poses to Start Looking Great! by Sharon Whisler
Do you want to lose weight but don’t want to go the gym? Have you ever wanted to try Yoga? Well… Super Simple Yoga is the perfect guide for anyone who like to be able to stay home and perform these simple yoga poses and start shedding those pounds!

Recipe Books

Delicious and Nutritious “American Mom” Recipes Boxed Set by Martha McBride
The USA has a fine tradition of producing great-home recipes that are not only tasty, but wholesome, too. This book brings you the most delicious recipes from across America. Make a real “American Mom” meal today! After all, we all know there’s more to life than fast food, and a home-cooked meal provides a satisfaction not found anywhere else.

Travel

Writer’s Retreat New York-Best Cafes for Writers,Bloggers & Students by Juliet C. Obodo
When living in a busy city or traveling to one it’s often difficult to find a place where you’re able to tap into your right brain’s creativity. The Writer’s Retreat Inspirational Travel Guide series lists the best independent eateries in your area or vacation destination. It has a selection of the best cafes, restaurants and coffee shops for writers, bloggers and students. The locations are loiterer friendly with great food, coffee and staff. The New York City edition has over 100 cafes listed according to the neighborhoods in Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens and Staten Island. A collection of Inspirational Itineraries that take you to landmarks not often found in other guide books are also included to aid in ridding you of that pesky writer’s block.

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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.

Kindle Freebies – June 28, 2012

I thought it’d be worth mentioning that Kindle freebies go in cycles. Authors can choose to offer their books for free for a period of one to five days. So, if you don’t see anything in my current list, it could be worth your while to scroll down and check out my previous lists. As I’ve noted before, whether you click on links in my current or previous lists, always check the price on Amazon before you hit the Buy Now with 1 Click button.

Today I Loaded My Kindle With…

Series. A fantasy author and a suspense author are offering the first three books of their series, plus additional stories, for free. The fantasy author, SM Reine, is only offering her books today, so grab ’em now.

Few things are more wonderful or evil than spell checkers. They can clean up your mistakes, but they can also turn a misspelled word into something more ridiculous and embarrassing. They can also cause you to miss some glaring errors. One of my prime examples, which was caught by my writing group: “He shifted from foot-to-food.” Blush. Thank goodness they caught that! A guide to curing spelling amnesia is offered free today and I immediately grabbed it.

I also picked up a yummy combination of cocktail, dessert and Asian cuisine recipe books and a few more Top Sights city guides.

Fiction

Darby Stansfield Thriller Series (Books 1-3 & Bonus Novella) by Ty Hutchinson
The first three books in the wildly popular Darby Stansfield Thriller series are now available as a bundled set. Readers have described the series as Tarantino meets The Office with a splash of romance. Also includes bonus content – The St. Petersburg Confessions. The bundle includes the following novels: CHOP SUEY, STROGANOV and LOCO MOCO.

Seasons of the Moon by SM Reine
Six Moon Summer (Book 1)
Rylie’s been bitten. She’s changing. And now she has three months to find a cure before becoming a werewolf… forever.

All Hallows’ Moon (Book 2)
Rylie survived a werewolf bite. She’s moved to her aunt’s ranch to enroll in a new school and continue her life–except now she transforms into a monster every moon and struggles to control her murderous urges.

Long Night Moon (Book 3)
Something is killing innocent people around Rylie Gresham’s town. The police think it’s a wild animal, but she has other suspicions. There are new kids at school, and they have a lot in common with her: gold eyes, super strength, and a habit of turning furry. It seems Rylie’s not the only werewolf around anymore.

Death’s Avatar (The Descent Series) by SM Reine
For five years, Elise Kavanagh and James Faulkner have policed relations between Heaven, Hell, and Earth with blood and blade. They’re notorious as heroes and killers–the greatest demon hunting team in history. But they’re getting tired of fighting. Now a Goddess of Death is driving the world toward destruction. When her doomsday clock reaches twelve, the barriers between Hell and Earth will be ripped away and bring humanity to extinction. The clock just struck nine. The world is running out of time.

Nonfiction

Tutorial Lady’s Guide to Curing Spelling Amnesia by Barbara Casey
We all learned spelling and grammar rules way back when, but with the casualness, speed and frequency of writing on websites, blogs and for ezines, more and more of us are missing more and more spelling and grammar mistakes. Mistakes we could never allow ourselves to make in print media, which seem so much more permanent. And the thing is, there are still enough folks around who do know the right spellings and it can make us look less credible if we don’t appear to be familiar with the language in which we’re writing. So… if proofreading isn’t your thing, here’s a quick reference guide you can keep handy for those times when a word doesn’t look right, or you’re not sure you remember the rule.

Recipe Books

Asian Recipes – 50 Tasty & Easy Unique Exotic Recipes by Charles Ho
In this appetizing book, you will find an inspiration not only for your daily dishes, but for almost every occasion which calls for something savory – Asian style/dish/cuisine. All the recipes included in this book are considered classics, and have proven so popular over the past years. Every single recipe has been tested time and again, both by me and by hundreds of my cooking students. The recipes have been divided by Asian regions. Each chapter contains top recipes which will help you find exactly what you are looking for.

Delectable Desserts – 24 Yummy Cookie & Brownie Recipes by Emily Daniels
Delectable Desserts – 24 Yummy Cookie and Brownie Recipes is a collection of Emily Daniels’ favorite family recipes. You’ll find easy, step-by-step instructions for rich fudgy brownies, scrumptious chocolate chip butterscotch brownies, mouth-watering caramel cookies and many more.

Drink Well by Vesta Vayne
Drink Well contains 20 of the best cocktail recipes, including photographs, and steps to ensure you make the perfect cocktail. A number of holiday beverages are included, as well as classics. Drink Well also contains practical advice and recommendations on setting up a home bar.

Travel

Top Sights Travel Guides

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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.

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.

AndyLoriLondon

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.

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.

Kindle Freebies – June 25, 2012

Today I Loaded My Kindle With…

A book I’ve had my eye on for awhile. I’d just made my mind up to buy “You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One)” and it showed up in the freebies on Sunday. Woot! I’ve already read half of it. Great motivational stuff. The link is below.

I must be in a eclectic mood today. I picked up a sort-of travel book about the expat life in France and a sort-of cookbook about how to buy and brew kopi luwak coffee. What is kopi luwak coffee? It’s the most expensive coffee in the world and it comes out the nether end of a weasel. Not kidding. People pay top dollar (or euro, yen, whatever currency) for this stuff. I once happened to go to a cafe that offered this coffee for $25 a cup. Err, no. But it is fascinating and I would love to read more about it.

Fiction is mostly fantasy with the exception of a short story by a well-known scifi author, Peter F. Hamilton. I’ve listed two books titled “Bound.” Both are YA fantasy, so don’t be thinking “Fifty Shades of Grey!”

Fiction

If at First . . . by Peter F. Hamilton
It starts in 2007 with a break-in. The victim: Marcus Orthew, the financial and technological genius behind Orthanics, the computer company whose radical products have delivered a one-two punch to the industry, all but knocking PCs and Macs out of the ring. The perpetrator: a man obsessed with Orthew. Just another simple case of celebrity stalking—or so everyone assumes at first, including Metropolitan Police Chief Detective David Lanson. But when Lanson interviews the suspect, he makes a startling claim: Orthew is from the future. Or, rather, a future—a parallel timeline. Thus begins the ride of a lifetime for Lanson, as his pursuit of the facts tumbles him headlong down a rabbit hole—and the hunter finds himself hunted.

The Written (Emaneska Series) by Ben Galley
Something has gone missing from the libraries of Arfell. Something very old, and something very powerful. Five scholars are now dead, a country is once again on the brink of war, and the magick council is running out of time and options. Entangled in a web of lies and politics and dragged halfway across icy Emaneska and back, Farden must unearth a secret even he doesn’t want to know, a secret that will shake the foundations of his world. Dragons, drugs, magick, death, and the deepest of betrayals await.

Bound (#1 in The Crystor Series) by C.K. Bryant
When a photo shoot ends in tragedy, Kira discovers her best friend, Lydia, has been keeping a secret. Knowing the truth, and accepting it, will change Kira’s life forever and thrust her into a world of ancient curses, magical objects, and savage enemies. What happens next will challenge everything Kira knows about her world, herself and the shape-shifting warrior she’s falling in love with. No longer the timid mouse her mother accused her of being, but a woman who finds the mental and physical strength to endure and survive.

Bound, An Arelia LaRue Novel by Kira Saito
Sixteen year old Arelia LaRue lives in New Orleans where the music is loud, voodoo queens inhabit every street corner, and the ghosts are alive and well. Despite her surroundings, all she wants is to help her Grand-mere Bea pay the rent and save up for college. When her best friend Sabrina convinces her to take a well-paying summer job at the infamous Darkwood plantation, owned by the wealthy LaPlante family, Arelia agrees. However, at Darkwood strange things start to happen, and gorgeous Lucus LaPlante insists that he needs her help. Soon, the powers that Arelia has been denying all her life, come out to play and she discovers mysteries about herself that she could have never imagined.

The Soulkeepers by G. P. Ching
When fifteen-year-old Jacob Lau is pulled from the crumpled remains of his mother’s car, no one can explain why he was driving or why the police can’t find his mother’s body. A beautiful and mysterious neighbor offers to use her unique abilities to help him find his mom. But in exchange she requires Jacob to train as a Soulkeeper, a protector of human souls. He agrees to her demands, desperate for any clue to the mystery of his mother’s disappearance. But soon Jacob finds himself trapped in a web of half-truths, and questions her motives for helping him.

Nonfiction

You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One) by Jeff Goins
Author Jeff Goins shares his own story of self-doubt and what it took for him to become a professional. He gives you practical tips for freelancing, how to get published in magazines, and what it takes to build a platform that brings the gatekeepers to you. This journey of becoming a writer begins with a simple but important belief: You are a writer; you just need to write. Readers will learn the importance of passion and discipline and how to show up every day to do the work.

Best of Blog in France by Stephanie Dagg
Five years ago we left our large, brand new house in Co. Cork, which we’d built ourselves, for a two-hundred-year-old hovel in Creuse, France (actually, two, plus a crumbling barn, and not forgetting 75 acres of land and lakes). Why, oh why? Why did we aspire to go down in the world, to leave the country where we could communicate successfully and actually use our painstakingly acquired professional qualifications to make a living? Why did we abandon all that and go abroad where, at least at first, we would be scratching a living so far below the poverty line as to be complete out of sight of it? Insanity? Bloody-mindedness? Misguided romanticism? The spirit of adventure? None of the above. Quite simply – necessity. It was the only thing to do.

Don’t Buy Kopi Luwak Coffee Before You Read This Book by Rudi S. and Kang Manul
This book consists of around 9500 words and 48 pictures; to review everything about kopi luwak or civet coffee, starting from the very basic. We give detail explanations starting from types of luwak or civets, various types of coffee beans as well as how to harvest, how to process, how to cook (roast) and how to serve kopi luwak. We also cover the standard price of kopi luwak, certificates and inspections to ensure its safety, and tips regarding how to get the real kopi luwak.

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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.

Kindle Freebies – June 19, 2012

Today I Loaded My Kindle With…

Top Sights Travel Guides is offering up some exciting Asian locations, including one high on my bucket list, Ha Long Bay, Vietnam.

Ha Long Bay

Public domain photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

I fell in love with Ha Long Bay while watching the movie, “Indochine.” The place looked so magical, I could barely believe it was real. My husband, who is Vietnamese, assured me it is real and told me the name, Ha Long, means descending dragon and the rock formations mark where a dragon literally descended into the bay. I knew I had to go. Here’s hoping sooner rather than later!

Before continuing on with the freebies I picked up, I did want to let everyone know that Amazon is having one of their Big Deals. Over 400 Kindle books are being offered for $3.99 or less. This offer lasts until June 24, 2012. I haven’t picked up anything yet, but I am tempted by more than a few items. Most of these books are being offered at a significant discount, so check ’em out while you can.

Today’s other freebies include the usual mishmash of fiction, a blogging idea book, a game and a somewhat controversial recipe book. “Dinner for One” has some low-starred reviews, but I like the concept because I’m at home for lunch and would like some recipes for wholesome single servings. After reading the reviews, it turns out that some people were put out by the use of the metric system and the Swiss author’s dislike of microwave ovens. When I lived in Denmark, I didn’t have a microwave oven, and after some mopey moments, I adapted quite nicely. Steam is your friend when it comes to heating up leftovers. Anyway, I took a look at the sample, liked what I saw and grabbed this book.

Fiction

A Ripple in Time by Julia Hughes
Wren’s dream changed the course of history. To regain his world he must travel back one hundred years. This time, the “Angel of the Titanic” must ensure the ship of dreams fulfils her destiny. And he’s willing to sacrifice everything. A young woman experiences nightmares of a terrifying collision; a collision with a mountain of ice that dwarves even the magnificent ship taking her across the Atlantic; the Titanic. These visions are so realistic, Carina demands that extra vigilance is taken especially on the night of April 14th. Captain Smith and his crew are convinced by the youngster’s vivid descriptions and steadfast belief that she has seen the future; consequently the disaster is averted and Titanic steams safely into New York harbour, with devastating consequences.

Half Blood by Lauren Dawes
A battle for werewolf territory and rights has Rhett fighting for his life and for the survival of the pack. The last half blood—a half human, half vampire hybrid—has been found and Rhett has been chosen as her unlikely Guardian. The pack’s survival hangs on her completing her transformation, but a Sicarii—a vampire assassin—is hunting her to ensure that never happens.

Timeline by David Wailing
It’s always risky, meeting a strange man for the first time. But not for Joanna O’Donnell. Not in the year 2022. Her auto – a digital assistant – has scoured his history, his entire timeline. Working for a detective agency, Joanna knows how to unearth secrets. Joanna’s auto calculates that her date is 85% compatible with her. At last, she’s found her match! And then, moments before they meet, Joanna’s auto reports there is a 24% chance this man will kill her.

Deathsinger by Mallory Kane
Devyn Charles is a brilliantly talented songwriter. She has another talent too, one that has nearly destroyed her. Police Commissioner Murdoch’s daughter is missing and Devyn is the only one who can help him find her. But helping him may kill her.

A Rip in Time-A Western Steampunk Tale by Billie Sue Mosiman
Angie worked for the Barbary Express until the day she fell from her horse outside the town of Hot Spring, South Dakota. Ashamed of leaving her with a crippled leg, the town doctor gave her a small clockworks box. The box could talk. The box was haunted by shape-shifters. Angie was soon to find out what else the box could do…

Nonfiction

100 Shareable Blog Post Ideas
Unfortunately, even great writers occasionally wither in inspiration, especially when writing feels like a job. And if you’re blogging for business, it is. This book solves that problem for you forever. Even if you published Monday-Friday, posting every idea in this book twice, you would have enough ideas to last you a year. Do them well, and each of the 100 ideas in this book is a home run waiting to happen.

Recipe Books

Dinner for One by Diane Lennon
Cooking a great dinner for one need not be a hassle. With tips and tricks on how to buy, store and prepare just enough food for a single serve. Dinner for One, can show you how you can enjoy the meals you love and throw away your frozen packaged dinner lifestyle for good. Each recipe has been perfectly proportioned for one serve.

Travel

Top Sights Travel Guides

Games

Dots and Boxes
In Dots and Boxes, you are presented with a set of dots in a 5×5 grid. One by one, each player must fill in a horizontal or vertical line between two dots. The player that completes a box by filling in the fourth side captures that box. Completing a box allows a player to immediately make another move. When all 16 boxes are claimed, the player with the most boxes wins.

Descriptions provided by Amazon

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.