What do I love more than a good read? A good FREE read! That’s why I love reading and following blogs.
When I purchased my Android phone a few months back I noticed that I have an application on it called Amazon Kindle reader…wow, you don’t even have to buy a Kindle anymore. I also have the Android tablet and have the Kindle reader on that as well. I know what you’re thinking but…well, I’m a writer so I need these things.
Amazon also has a free Kindle cloud reader. It’s all right there and easy to set up so that you can use the one click button to have these books sent straight to your reader.
It took me a few months to stumble across the free eBooks that Amazon.com has to offer. I’m always looking for a good deal and this one is “the real” good deal. So I thought I would share some of my recent eBook findings.
Some of these books are of no interest to me but may be of interest to someone else so I will list a few here that I’ve found today.
This post will age like all the others so keep in mind that if you find this post 2 months from now the eBooks may not be free any longer.
Live Organic (52 Brilliant ideas), by Lynn Huggins-Cooper
Going organic is the latest trend when it comes to food, and plenty of us have jumped at the chance to have more healthy eating options. Clothing has jumped on the organic bandwagon in recent months too, but aside from these two areas it’s hard to see where else you can go from chemical to natural without having to spend hours researching organic products and then a fortune buying them. But it is possible to make your whole life organic without breaking the bank or giving up the little luxuries you love, and with the help of Live organic it’s easier then ever to go natural. From organic cleaning solutions to chemical-free clothing, and from natural foods to fantastic organic flowers, Live organic has every aspect of organic living covered. Whether you’re searching for the perfect organic food supplier, or looking to swap your chemical-packed cleanser with something all-natural, expert author Lynn Huggins Cooper can help you turn your lifestyle from chemical nightmare to organic dream. Simply brilliant.
Growing vegetables is a rewarding—and cost-effective—way to eat better for less. Yet many don’t know where to start.
Author and farmer Catherine Abbott answers questions like:
- What is the best way to maximize my garden space?
- How do I get started growing food to sustain my family?
- Can I grow vegetables inside my house?
- How can I tell if my vegetables are primed for eating?
- Will I really save money by growing my own?
You will find affordable tips on how to plant and harvest more than thirty common vegetables, from spinach and eggplant to corn and beans. Abbott’s expertise shines on planting, fertilizing, watering, weeding, and troubleshooting. This book has everything you need to grow fresh, delicious veggies in any climate, any time of year!
Simple steps for sustainable living
Creating a green and healthy home might seem like an overwhelming task at times. Practically Green takes the practical approach to mindful living: Start small and go from there. Author Micaela Preston takes the guesswork out of green living by helping you make smart, healthy choices for your family without spending tedious hours researching the pros and cons of all the products available on the market today.
In Practically Green you’ll find:
- Simple copy-and-clip guides that make it easy to buy smart
- At-a-glance charts and lists that break down complicated information in an easy-to-understand manner
- 30+ DIY projects and ideas for making-it-green yourself, including instructions for making all-natural body care products, simple sewing projects and much more
- Healthy, tasty recipes to please kids and adults alike, ideas for packing greener lunches plus tips and tricks for replacing packaged convenience snacks with home-made versions
Let Practically Green guide you to a greener life!
Kelly Minter explores what it means—in real life—to “clothe” ourselves (Col. 3:12) in Christian virtues like forgiveness, joy, patience, compassion, and more.
Colossians 3:12 tells us to “clothe” ourselves in Christian virtues like forgiveness, joy, patience, compassion. But how does that work in real life? Can we really “dress up” in the character of Christ? Kelly Minter says the answer is yes—if we let the Master Designer do the fitting. This relatable book offers insightful Scripture study with real-life stories and simple, down-to-earth explanations of tricky concepts as justification and sanctification—stitching it all together with dry humor and down-to-earth honesty. There are no gimmicks, no guilt trips, just an irresistible invitation for women to enjoy a spiritual makeover—to put on a life that’s personally tailored by the One who knows and loves them best.
The Ugly Duckling (Illustrated), by Hans Christian Anderson
A classic story by Hans Christian Andersen presented with modern illustrations. The story of how a little bird endures the abuses and miseries as he was growing up not realizing he would mature into a beautiful swan. It’s a great tale about personal transformation for the better.
“It is only with the heart that one can see clearly, for the most essential things are invisible to the eye.” – Antonie De Sainte Exupery
Main Attraction (Perfectly Wicked, Book One), by Anna J. Evans
Book One in the Perfectly Wicked series.Edna Emily Argent Rella runs the Wicked Stepmother and her Stepsisters S&M parlor in Kingdom City, but she has a secret… She’s not so terribly wicked. A dominatrix by necessity, rather than calling, she does her best to capitalize on her naughty reputation. After the smear campaign waged by her stepdaughter Cynthia, there aren’t many other employment options.Frank, the Captain of the Queen’s Guard, has been sent to protect Edna from the stalker threatening her life. Posing as a client, this dominant male soon realizes he’s in for more trouble than he bargained for.Because Edna is a born submissive. And Frank can’t resist the urge to show her what she’s been missing while on the Mistress side of the fence.
Will he secure his future by ruining hers, or will she ruin his plans by securing him? A new twist on the old fortune hunter plot puts an impoverished earl in a position to gain his fortune only by ruining an innocent’s reputation without offering marriage. The innocent he’s selected, however, has no plans to settle for anything less than marriage and will go to almost any length to secure him.
With no other means for an income, the impoverished Andrew Black, Earl of Townson, makes an agreement that will put a definite end to his eight year poverty streak. But, in order to gain his fortune he must do only one simple thing: ruin an innocent young lady’s reputation enough to make her flee to America.
Brooke Banks isn’t interested in marriage, or so she thinks. She came to London to have a good time, and that’s exactly what she’s doing. Widely known for her tendency to flout the rules, she suspects nothing when a handsome stranger appears on her doorstep.
Thirteen days, a handful of kisses and one scandalous situation later, Andrew and Brooke will have to choose to stick to their original plans, or decide if a life together is worth the risk.
***This is a full-length novel, approx. 100,000 words.
Bloody Little Secrets (a YA vampire novel), by Karly Kirkpatrick
Some secrets don’t stay buried. Neither did Vicky.
17-year-old Vicky Hernandez has a big problem. She’s dead. Or not quite. After discovering she’s been turned into a vampire, she tries to settle into a quiet suburb of Chicago and return to a normal life. If only she could stop wanting to bite her boyfriend. Not to mention she is dying to find out who turned her, and why. She doesn’t have to wait long before they come to her.
Bloody Little Secrets is a full novel at 55,000 words.
Karly Kirkpatrick loves to read and write YA. She published her first YA novel, Into the Shadows in 2010 and lives in Elgin, Illinois. For more information about Karly, visit http://www.karlykirkpatrick.com.
Branded (Fall of Angels), by Keary Taylor
Jessica’s had the nightmares for as long as she can remember. Nightmares of being judged for people who have died, of being branded by the angels. Her friends and family think she’s a crazy because of it all. Yet she carries the mark of the condemned, seared into the back of her neck, and hides it and herself away from the world.
But when two men she can’t ignore enter her life everything changes, including the nightmares. The two of them couldn’t be more different. She will do anything to be with one of them. Even tell him the truth about angels, why she never sleeps, and the scar on the back of her neck. But one of the two has set events into motion what will pull her toward her own judgment and turn her into the object of her greatest fear.
Featured in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL as a “Self-Published Big Seller.”
Beautiful Demons (Peachville High Demons #1), Sarra Cannon
Harper Madison isn’t like other girls. She has extraordinary powers, but her inability to control them has gotten her kicked from so many foster homes she’s lost count. Shadowford Home for Girls is her last chance, and she hopes Peachville High will be the fresh start she needs.
But when evidence ties her to the gruesome murder of a Demons cheerleader, Harper discovers this small town has a big secret.
Beautiful Demons is a fast-paced YA novel with magic, mystery, and a touch of romance. This series will appeal to fans of Pretty Little Liars, Hex Hall, and The Vampire Diaries.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sarra Cannon grew up in a small town in Georgia where she learned that being popular always comes at a price. Now, she lives in North Carolina with her amazing husband and her teeny tiny Pomeranian, Snickerdoodle. Books and music are her greatest passions. She has never been a cheerleader, but it’s possible she knows a few things about casting spells.
Indie Chicks: 25 Women 25 Personal Stories, by Lizzy Ford, Donna Fasano, Mel Comley, Suzanne Tyrpak, Linda Welch, Sarah Woodbury, Melissa Foster, Sibel Hodge, Carol Davis Luce, Cheryl, Shireman
This exciting anthology contains stories from twenty-five women from different parts of the world. Their ages differ, as do their backgrounds and locations, but one thing they all have in common is a spirit of independence and a determination to not only succeed, but prevail. Whether their struggles are to maintain balance between motherhood and career, escape from an abusive relationship, or to step out in faith and pursue a dream, all of these women have forged their own path.
As women, one of our most powerful “gifts” is the ability to encourage one another. This book is an effort to encourage women across the world. These twenty-five women share stories that will make you laugh, inspire you, and maybe even make you cry. Their hope is that these stories will inspire YOUR independent spirit and allow you to live the life you were meant to live.
In addition, each woman has included a “sneak peek” into one of her own novels.
All proceeds from this book will go a charitable organization that fights breast cancer – a disease all too close to home for many of us. Our prayers and best wishes are with those who are struggling with this terrible and devastating disease. Buy a book for yourself and “gift” one to the important women in your life. Together, we can make a difference. Thank you for your support.