Monday, November 25, 2013

Free Kindle Books 11-25-13

General notes to free Kindle book posts

From the top 100 free list
As is typical, there are also several religious and recipe books on the list today, along with the usual assortment of romance, porn and near porn. I don't call them out because they don't interest me. Click on the link above and search through the Free List Tab if you are interested in such books.

Chasing The Storm: A Thriller Novel (Rygg & Marin Thrillers)
A gripping, high-octane, thriller from debut author Martin Molsted!

What do you get when you take one dose of high-level gangsters, one dose of corrupted politicians, add to the cocktail a missing ship and then blend it with an unstoppable Russian journalist, an awesome hacker and a former elite soldier who’s become an alcoholic, fed-up, office rat?

You get Chasing the Storm!

While in Hamburg, lawyer and former elite soldier, Torgrim Rygg, witnesses the assassination attempt on Marko Marin, a Russian journalist investigating the disappearance of a ship ostensibly carrying timber bound for Algiers. He gets drawn into a world of conspiracies, cover-ups and the relentless search for a missing ship. Disenchanted with his mundane office-life he agrees to help Mr. Marin, and together with Marin’s girlfriend, Lena, and their hacker, Sasha, he sets out on a journey to discover the truth about the missing ship.

Their truth seeking kicks off a series of life-threatening events and a relentless race against time to foil whoever is behind the disappearance of the ship, The Alpensturm. Their revelation puts not only their own lives at risk but the safety of the whole world …

…Great characters, Exotic locations, a dash of Mystery, a tad of Romance and a lot of Thrilling high-octane action!

5 star:(6)
4 star:(2)
3 star:(1)
2 star:(0)
1 star:(0)


Resistance (New America-Book Two)
BOOK TWO in the New America Series. Eighteen months after the Collapse of 2027, the former United States is divided. On one side is the evil and tyrannical Unified American Empire, controlled by President Simon Sterling, the man responsible for the death of the last legitimate president, Malcolm Powers. On the other side, President Howard Beck controls the Pacific States of America, the last hope for democracy and freedom. The two adversaries become embroiled in a bitter game of deception, betrayal, and espionage while battling an even more imposing menace that could easily destroy the very nation they are both desperately fighting to control.

5 star:(61)
4 star:(18)
3 star:(8)
2 star:(3)
1 star:(1)

[#36 - the first book in this series has been free previously but I have yet to read either.]

Paleo Crockpot Cookbook: Illustrated Paleo Crock Pot Recipes with Delicious Slow Cooker Soups, Stews, Dinners, Sides and Desserts (Paleo Recipes: Paleo ... Lunch, Dinner & Desserts Recipe Book)
This illustrated Paleo crockpot cookbook is in imperial and metric measurements for quick and easy cooking. These are many of my favorite everyday crock pot recipes suitable for you and your family. For added convenience, all recipe quantities are in cups, Tbsp, tsp, the meats are in pounds and also metric. There is also a conversion chart if you get stuck. I have only used natural ingredients suitable for the Paleo diet and foods that are easy to source at your local supermarket or store. The mouth watering pictures will help you decide what you want to make for dinner tonight…I love having pictures in a cookbook! Discover a variety of delicious slow cooker beef recipes, slow cooker chicken recipes, pork and lamb, all accompanied by pictures of the finished recipe. Soups and stews are always a favorite, but there are some desserts and Paleo side dishes thrown in too.

If you're a fan of one pot cooking, then this book will give you a variety of meals that you can cook easily for brunch, sides, lunch, dinner and desserts. Commonly some traditional ingredients will be substituted for more Paleo friendly things. A few examples are Paleo vegetables, coconut milk, coconut and almond flour, olive and coconut oil and of course apple cider. You'll discover new delicious slow cooker meals that will stimulate your appetite while still making it easy to stay on your Paleo diet.

You will also be guided through tips and the basics of getting started with crock pot cooking, even if you have never done it before. Slow cookers have stayed in style because of their convenience and ability to produce healthy nutritious meals quickly and easily with minimal cleanup. Most of us are very short on time and don't have hours to spend in the kitchen every day, especially when we get home from work or having a busy day. All you need to do is prepare the food, set it and then forget it until you return home for dinner. And remember if you're looking for something fast, then the HIGH level setting allows you to cook foods more quickly.
You will find some traditional Paleo crock pot classics as well as some dishes with a distinctly modern Paleo twist. I hope you enjoy the recipes as much as I do!

• Introduction to Slow Cooking
• Slow Cooker Basics
• Food Preparation Tips
• Measurement Conversion Chart
• Tasty Lamb Shanks in Sauce
• Lamb in Moroccan Sauce
• Lamb and Eggplant Stew
• Marinated Indian Style Lamb
• Easy Leg of Lamb with Rosemary & Garlic
• Spicy Lamb Rogan Josh Curry
• Classic Beef Bourguignon
• Paleo Beef Strog
• Slow Cooker Chili Beef
• Classic Beef Stew with Spinach
• Heritage Beef in Red Wine Gravy
• Spiced Beef & Porcini Mushroom Stew
• Tomato & Mushroom Meatballs
• Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast
• Homemade Stock Recipe for Soups
• Curried Broccoli Soup
• Kale Vegetable Soup
• Creamy Pumpkin & Cauliflower Soup
• Chicken & Vegetable Soup
• Herbed Vegetables
• Sweet Orange Glazed Carrots
• Stuffed Zucchini Boats
• Mustard & Balsamic Beets
• Curried Pumpkin Cubes
• My Ginger & Tomato Chicken Curry
• Chicken with Creamy Mustard Sauce
• Chicken & Bacon Casserole
• Healthy Chicken & Kale Stew
• Gingered Hawaiian Chicken & Almonds
• Spicy Plummed Pork Tenderloin
• Rosemary Pork Roast
• Pork in Pear Sauce
• Classic Hearty Pork Stew
• Easy Sweet & Spicy Pork Ribs
• Hungarian Style Pork Roast
• Feisty Roast Ham
• Roast Pork in Spicy Tomato Soup
• Pork Chops with Ginger & Apple
• Baked Apples with Cinnamon & Nutmeg
• Brandied Dried Fruit Delight
• Poached Pears in Rum
• Spicy Apple Cider & Cinnamon Drink

5 star:(7)
4 star:(0)
3 star:(0)
2 star:(1)
1 star:(0)

[#51 - been free before. The 2 star review notes that the book uses metric measurements and ingredients not commonly found in the US.]

Natural Kitchen Cleaners :The Ultimate Guide - Over 30 Green & Eco Friendly Solutions
Mixing up a safe non-toxic natural cleaner for your kitchen is a rather simple process that requires only a few ingredients, probably already stocked in your pantry. With the addition of a few essential oils to the mixture, your natural kitchen cleaner will be fragrant and contain anti-fungal, antibiotic and antiseptic properties without all of the harmful fragrances and chemicals added to commercial cleaners. We have collected the most green and eco friendly cleaning solutions from around the world. Enjoy!

[#68 - four reviews - all 5-star.]

Arisen, Book One - Fortress Britain
When the Zombie Apocalypse came, one country had shut down its borders in response to a major terrorist attack. Now Fortress Britain is the last bastion of the living - with 50 million beleaguered survivors facing down a world of 7 billion animated corpses.

And when civilization fell, one international team of supremely elite special operators was being assembled for a nearly impossible mission, deployed out of the SAS barracks at Hereford. Supremely trained and armed, always the most skilled, resolved, and unstoppable amongst us, now the commandos of Alpha team are humanity's last best hope for survival. Searching through the detritus of fallen Europe, scavenging pharmaceutical labs for clues to a vaccine that might bring humanity back from the brink, now they are tasked with one last desperate operation.

They must cross the Atlantic aboard the world's only remaining supercarrier, insert by air into the very middle of a dead continent, and then fight their way on foot through a city of 3 million ravening dead guys. But these Zulus will not be like any zombies they have ever fought before...

5 star:(93)
4 star:(52)
3 star:(17)
2 star:(6)
1 star:(2)

[#70 - been free before. Seems like a typical self published zombie vehicle. My eyes always glaze over a bit when the story is basically about secret special ops units that do not and cannot exist and the fantastic exploits such units engage in. I prefer stuff that is if not plausible, at least less implausible.]

Sweet Potato Recipes :The Ultimate Guide - Over 30 Delicious & Best Selling Recipes
Sweet potatoes provide a nutritious alternative to a regular potatoes. Packed with vitamin A, baked sweet potatoes can be prepared largely in the same way as regular potatoes, but the natural sweetness of the orange tuber provides a variety of flavor options. Sweet potatoes were first introduced to the rest of the world when Columbus brought them over from the island of Saint Thomas. You can bake 'em, boil 'em, microwave 'em.... Just about anything you can do with a potato, you can do with a sweet potato. We have collected the most delicious and best selling recipes from around the world. Enjoy!

[#83 - Two reviews - both 5-star.]

Free From Stackpole.
Stackpole puts a book or two up for free periodically, lately every couple of days.  I have read several of their free books. Some interesting stuff. Most of what I have seen is WWII German military history, with varying quality of translation, some other military history from lesser known units, along with some fishing and other outdoors oriented books.

Natural Soap Making
How to make cold-process soap (soap from scratch) using only natural fragrances, colorants, and texture additives
Information on different kinds of oils and botanical additives and the special properties they give to the soap
How to make soap with layers, swirls, soap nuggets, and confetti
Includes 12 special soap recipes--oatmeal, milk, and honey soap; gardener's hand soap; all-natural shampoo bar; and more--along with tips for creating your own natural recipes

5 star:(1)
4 star:(1)
3 star:(0)
2 star:(0)
1 star:(0)

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