Free fiction Kindle books for 26 Apr 13

The Way God Made You

by Inge Moore

In this short story, the middle-aged narrator is shocked when her daughter asks for a drive to Ottawa. Her daughter says she needs surgery — surgery in the form of breast implants. The narrator tries to convince the daughter not to take this dangerous and drastic step, with amusing results and a surprise ending.

For more stories by Inge Moore, check out REFLECTIONS AND ACCIDENTS, A Collection of Short Stories, and AS CRAZY AS YOU, A Collection of Short Stories, both available on Kindle.


by Jodi Lamm

You don’t want to read this book. I’m warning you. This isn’t a heartwarming, boy-meets-girl, high school romance. I wish it wereâ??God, do I ever. No, if you read this, you’re going to be angryâ?¦ with me, mostly. You’ll probably yell at me, if you’re the type of person who yells at books. You’ll tell me not to be so stupid, but I won’t listen. I’ll be exactly as stupid as I need to be to destroy everything I love because that’s who I am: a walking, talking tragedy. That’s who I’ve always been. But if you’re determined to read on despite my warning, I may as well introduce myself. My name is Claude Frollo, I’m nineteen going on ninety, and this is my story. It isn’t pretty, but it’s honest. And it’s the only story I have left to tell.

A Simple Truth (Rennillia)

by M. Sembera

In A Simple Truth, Ren struggles with doubt. When a life changing secret is revealed, she finds herself questioning the decisions she has made.

The Rennillia Series: The story begins with Rennillia escaping an abusive relationship. Finding refuge with old friends, she tries to put her past behind her, only to find it impossible. Once her reason for leaving is revealed they are thrust into a chain of events where secrets are kept, revealed, and unknown.

Hide and Seek (Hide and Seek Mystery Series)

by Jennifer Hayden

High school history teacher, Baylie Sutter, finally seems to have it all;a great job, a great home, and for the first time in her life, real friends. But when several women close to her end up murdered and her former lover is wanted for the crimes, her seemingly perfect world shatters. Her ex disappears, and under a cloud of suspicion Baylie is forced to leave her job behind and attempt to start over in the big city of Seattle. But just as she settles in scandal finds her again. Her co-worker disappears and the cryptic phone calls begin. The cycle of murder is repeating itself and Baylie finds herself under fire a second time, with nowhere to run and no place to hide. With no one else to turn to, she joins forces with Detective Dylan Stone. Though Stone mistrusts her immediately, he realizes there is more to this compelling woman than meets the eye. A long and painful trip through Baylie’s past slowly begins to unleash memories locked away so deeply inside the mind of a once traumatized child, that they are basically non-existent. Dylan soon discovers that Baylie is the key to a murderer’s rage and his protective instincts are aroused. Before long, he finds himself risking not only his job and his sanity, but also his life, to keep her safe.

The second book in this series – UNBROKEN – is now available in paperback and Kindle Ebook! For more information check out

Bride By Design: Flights of Fancy (Taken By The Billionaire)

by Alicia Roberts

Lisa has just lost her job. Her career as an aspiring designer seems to be going nowhere and she doesn’t need any more complications in her life right now.

She especially doesn’t need a passionate encounter with her crush on a midnight flight from LA to New York. She doesn’t need him to pursue her, she doesn’t want to be confused about his motives, and she doesn’t want to get entangled in a world she knows nothing about.

But life has a strange sense of humor, and when her crush turns out to be billionaire real estate investor Colin Anderson, she finds herself manipulated into a strange web of deceitâ?¦


He moved closer to me and began to run his lips slowly up the side of my neck.

I whimpered softly in anticipation and fear. “We shouldn’t be blocking this bathroom for so long.”

He nibbled my ear gently. “Everyone else in First Class is asleep.”

I didn’t believe him, though I desperately wanted to. A warning bell sounded in a distant part of my brain, but he was so close to me, his lips burning up my skin, and I wanted more of him. I wrapped my arms around him, pressing my fingertips down and running them along his strong back.

Warning: The material in this book is for mature audiences only and contains graphic sexual content. It is intended only for those aged 18 and above.

This is a short story of approximately 10,000 words.

Lancelot’s Lady

by Cherish D’Angelo

A Bahamas holiday from dying billionaire JT Lance, a man with a dark secret, leads palliative nurse Rhianna McLeod to Jonathan, a man with his own troubled past, and Rhianna finds herself drawn to the handsome recluse, while unbeknownst to her, someone with a horrific plan is hunting her down.

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When palliative care nurse Rhianna McLeod is given a gift of a dream holiday to the Bahamas from her dying patient, billionaire JT Lance, she has no idea that her ‘holiday’ will include being stranded on a private island with Jonathan, an irritating but irresistibly handsome recluse. Or that she’ll fall head over heels for the man.

Jonathan isn’t happy to discover a drop-dead gorgeous redhead has invaded his island. But his anger soon turns to attraction. After one failed marriage, he has guarded his heart, but Rhianna’s sudden appearance makes him yearn to throw caution to the wind.

To live fully in the present, Rhianna must resolve her own murky past, unravel the secret that haunts JT, foil the plans of a sleazy, blackmailing private investigator and help Jonathan find his muse. Only then can Rhianna find the love she’s been searching for, and finally become…Lancelot’s Lady.

By bestselling author Cheryl Kaye Tardif, writing as Cherish D’Angelo

*Winner of the 2010 Textnovel Editor’s Choice Award. 2009 Semi-finalist in the Dorchester Publishing “Next Best Celler” contest, hosted by Textnovel. Voted #1 Most Popular for first 3 months of contest; #3 Most Popular for last 2 months.

“From the cold rocky shores of Maine to the extravagant mansions of Miami to a lush tropical island in the Bahamas, Cherish D’Angelo takes her heroine through a series of breathtaking romantic adventures that mirror the settings, often in surprisingly ironic ways. A page turner in the best possible sense.” â??Gail Bowen, author of the award-winning Joanne Kilbourn series

“Romance, mystery, danger, black-mail, and twists and surprises, this tale contains them allâ?¦ Despicable intentions threaten every character in this finely crafted tale of sweet tensionâ?¦Lancelot’s Lady is a non-stop adventure combined with the agonizing struggle to not give in to the magnetism between them. Enticing. Fun.” â??Midwest Book Review

“Cherish D’Angelo has got that mythical “voice” down to a fine art.” â??Jennifer L. Hart, author of River Rats

“Lancelot’s Lady is riveting. It holds on and won’t let you go! Cherish D’Angelo’s descriptive powers are amazing. She summons up scenes like genies from bottles!” â??Susan J. McLeod, author of Soul and Shadow

“Tardif, already a big hit in Canada…a name to reckon with south of the border.” â??BOOKLIST

Highland Knight (Medieval Erotic Romance) (The One Knight Collection)

by Samatha Holt

Highland Knight is a historical short story with sensually erotic themes. Also available as part of the The One Knight Collection.

Story length: Approximately 7,500 words.

The Mackenzie and Sinclair clans have been warring for years so Anna is not impressed when she is told she’ll have to marry the arrogant, if handsome, Niall Sinclair She vows never to let go of her hatred of the Sinclair’s but she quickly finds herself questioning her dislike of Niall. Can one night together erase centuries of hatred between the two clans?

Memory’s Wake

by Selina Fenech

Lost in a world of magic and monstrous fairies, a troubled sixteen-year-old with no memories must discover who she is, before she is discovered by those who want her dead.
Memory’s Wake contains 44 black and white illustrations by the author and artist. Approx. 80,000 words or 320 pages in paperback.

Chrissy’s No, Don’t! Trilogy (virgin, reluctant breeding, double penetration, impregnation)

by Cassandra Zara

Poor Chrissy. All she wants to do is explore her sexuality while righting the injustices of the world. Unfortunately, every time she tries to do the right thing, she gets fucked. In these three stories, join her as she is covered in cum for the first, second, and third times!

No, Teacher, Don’t Deflower Me!

When Chrissy discovers something odd about her biggest academic rival’s grades, she goes to the school to investigate. While there, she discovers signs of Cathy using her body to get a grade she doesn’t deserve. Before she can gather the evidence, however, she’s caught! Will Mr. Heskey give her the same treatment he gave Cathy, even though Chrissy is still a virgin?

This 4600 word story contains a naive young schoolgirl getting what every girl deserves during their first time: torn panties, a torn hymen, and a pussy full of impregnating cum!

No, Principal, Don’t Fuck My Ass!

Chrissy can finally give her evidence of Cathy’s misdeeds to Principal Johnson, only he doesn’t act the way she thinks he should. When she shares a secret with him, he shows her just how much discipline one principal can hand out!

This 4700 word story includes a bad principal, a reluctant student, torn panties, and some first time anal sex!

No, Professor, Don’t Gangbang Us!

Chrissy has forgotten all about Cathy’s cheating and is ready to start all over again on her friendship with her. After all, college is the place to make lifetime friendships and experiment with new things. Before they go on a date with Cathy’s new boyfriend, however, Cathy reveals that she has proof that could get Professor Jankowski fired for blackmailing them into sex. Unfortunately for the two girls, when they arrive at a meeting with the dean and senior professors, the men have other plans…

This 4500 word story includes two teenage girls stripping and putting on a show, double penetration, snowballing, and four dripping, impregnating creampies!

Let’s Pretend (Romantic Comedy, Contemporary, Second Chance, Sensual)

by Monique DeVere

“WARNING: Some scenes will leave you breathless!” â??Teresa Blue, author of Man of Her Dreams.

True love needs no pretence

When A&E trauma surgeon, Dr. Isobel Murphy, married sexy Irish firefighter, Lucas Delaney, she knew it was going to be forever. Unfortunately, she didn’t realise forever would only last five short years.

Keeping her failed marriage from her family seems like a piece of cake, until her grandmother calls a family gathering and Belle suspects she’s about to announce a critical illness. Making excuses for Luc’s absence, she flies home to Connecticut. Then delicious Lucas arrives for the three-day get-together and Belle knows things are going to get dicey. Especially since he still has the power to make her heart miss a beat, and her stomach bottom out.

When Belle asks him to pretend they’re still deeply in love, Luc doesn’t have a problem. He sees an opportunity to reclaim the love of his life. And he goes all out to remind Belle how it used to be between them, before long work hours and clashing schedules invaded their marriage. What he needs to know though, is, once the pretence is over, will Belle be applying for her decree absolute? Or will they be renewing wedding vows?

South River Incident (A Jesse Watson Mystery)

by Ann Mullen

Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Jesse’s life takes a sharp turn when Athena and Thor, her beloved canines, drag up a severed hand and deposit it on her mother’s front porch. With their help, the Greene County Sheriff’s department shifts into high gear and conducts a thorough search of the surrounding woods. Their grisly discoveryâ??the frozen, battered body of Mary Keenâ??prompts an intense man hunt for the killer. There’s only one problem: evidence leads the police right back to where they started. The dead woman was wearing Jesse’s watch! Battling freezing temperatures and the beginning of a full-blown mountain blizzard, Jesse and Billy Blackhawk, P.I., set out to prove her innocence and find the real killer. Investigating the death of Mary Keen leads to a trail of greed and police corruptionâ??with extreme consequences. An incendiary situation gets even hotter when Jesse has no choice but to killâ?¦or be killed. All is not what it appears to be when she stares into the face of a killer and the heart of true evil. She must confront her worst nightmareâ??a psychopath from her past who has enlisted the help of an unlikely accomplice. When the killer’s search for revenge finally ends, bullets fly, and Jesse realizes that her nightmare is not over.

Excerpt from book: After Billy left, I threw a couple of logs on the fire, switched on the television to keep the dogs company, and then headed to the bathroom for a well-deserved soak. I grabbed a couple of candles off the dresser and was ready to relax. I’d just about dozed off in a sea of warm bubbles when Athena came up to me and barked. “What?” I snapped to attention. “What is it, girl?”
She yelped and pranced around in circles, her nose high in the air. Suddenly she stopped, twisted her head to one side, and then jumped on the tub with her front paws. She was silent until I went to pat her head. A chilling howl came out of her mouth that could have awakened the dead. I knew she was trying to tell me something. “Back up and give me a minute,” I said to her as I reached for the towel on the toilet seat. I jumped out of the tub, dried off quickly and wrapped the towel around me. Athena turned and ran. By the time I reached the living room my heart was racing. My hair was wet and the water dripped down my back. I stood frozen in shock, staring at what she was trying to show me. A picture of a skull and crossbones flashed on the computer screen. At the bottom, a message appeared: STAY OUT OF MY BUSINESS OR DIE!


by Poppet

Cindy’s life changes the minute she receives the book Djinn from Sasha. Within hours the forces of darkness infiltrate her life, forcing them to run for their lives.

Sasha doesn’t know it’s her he has to save, because evil hides in the strangest places.

This is an insider’s view of possession, and the tension of two lovers battling it.

Endangered: A Delecoeur Mystery #1

by Jenna Harte

On their wedding day, Max and Madeleine Delecoeur promised each other a life full of passion and adventure. But someone trying to kill Madeleine is not the type of adventure they’d planned on. Now Max and Madeleine are on a race to hunt down a murderer. Is it the money-manager suspected of embezzling money from Madeleine’s wildlife foundation or the young man who threatened her after her speech on conservation? Or is it Max’s former flame who is carrying a secret that could change Max and Madeleine’s happily ever-after? And will they figure out who wants Madeleine dead before he…or she makes her extinct?

Endangered is novella of 21,000 words, approximately 50 pages. It’s perfect for someone wanting fast, sexy, suspenseful entertainment. Max and Madeleine are happily married and do what happily married couples sometimes do, which means the story contains strong romantic elements including mild sex scenes.

Delphinus Contract (Delphinus Trilogy)

by G.V. Nett

Talana Xian meets her soul mate at the exact moment she needs her the most and wants her the least. After daring to step outside the shadow of expectation to captain the space faring ship the Equuleus, the captain is determined to prove her all female crew can fight the inequity of her universe. She thinks she has everything she’s ever wanted until her carefully constructed world is shattered by betrayal. Her only source of strength comes from a Delphinus stranger named Mia. Strikingly beautiful but tormented, this stranger claims they share a unique telepathic link. Talana is haunted by the intangible bond that threatens to expose her well guarded fears and vulnerabilities. As she struggles to pay the price of revenge Talana learns there is nowhere to hide from Mia.

The Promise (The Coven Series)

by Apryl Baker

Armed with kick-ass shoes, can CJ stop a maniacal coven leader, save the town, and still get Mr. Melt In Your Mouth Gorgeous while surviving the darkness coming for her?

Cassie Jayne Bishop grew up the only non-believer in the town Coven. When a stranger comes to the sleepy town of New Salem, NC, everything she thought was true unraveled around her. Ethan made her question everything, even her sister’s death. Clues start to pile up and Cassie is determined to find out if the Coven was the real reason her sister died. What she uncovers terrifies her. Her fate lies in the very heart of the secret the Coven protects. It’s the reason she was born. Now, betrayed on every side, can she find a way to survive or will she be the catalyst that starts it all?


by Trista Jaszczak

Charlotte Murphy is just your average young woman. But, she’s lucky. Very lucky. She managed to escape with her life from one of New York’s serial rapists and killers, Loverboy. Now under police protection Charlotte now is in the fight of her life to not only stay alive but to regain the life she feels she lost. Nick Andrews is the young officer enlisted to protect her. Keeping her under his guard 24 hours a day, he finds that Charlotte is not just some girl thrown into police protection. He finds her irresistible. How can he manage to protect her life when he’s trying to steal her heart?

Pure Passion (Erotica Romance #1)

by Nicole Joly

She could hardly believe that was here at the airport, his airport, about to see him again for the first time in over a month. Was she really going to spend the weekend with someone she had only met one month before, someone with whom all she had done was enjoy mind-numbing sex?

Yes, she was doing it–she had decided you are only young once, so why not go for it while you still could. What she had done before with him was absolutely completely out of character for her, so why was she playing with fire by agreeing to visit him for the weekend?

Would their time together be awkward as they really hadn’t expressed much in terms of words on their previous encounter, or would no words be necessary–again?

The anticipation of what was to come drove her towards the baggage claim, ready to claim whatever the weekend held for her.

Adults only 18+
erotika short stories 6700++ words
erotika romance genre

Fae Boundaries (The Dark Fae Series)

by S Seay

When you think of fairies what comes to your mind? Beauty, joy, never aging, never knowing disease. Masters at sorcery and magic? Yes all of that is right but you never think of the dark side of the fae. Things are not always sunshine and rainbows where I come from. In the night where all that live in the darkness run free. And those so called “fairy” tales where the boy and girl fall in love and everyone lives happily ever after. Well this is by far is not one of them. This story is only one chapter in my crazy fae life. It is full of lies, sex, pain and love. But really, who can tell the difference in those.
Nissa is not just the fae princess to the Unseelie Court but she is also an empath. After she finds out about her empath power she embarks on a journey of self discovery. But she finds more than just herself and maybe realizes things do happen for a reason. Nissa will have to make tough choices of love, growing up; trying to stay alive and just maybe she will be a great queen.


by Joni Hilton

In this riveting adventure-romance that will appeal to Twilight fans, as well as to all readers, we meet Nina, a young college student who dreams of following in the footsteps of her uncle, a renowned anthropologist. She is beyond excited when her uncle tells her of an amazing opportunity to explore an uncharted island in the Indian Ocean. She never imagines she will meet a literal Tarzan, the son of English explorers who died there when he was an infant, leaving him to be raised by the local tribe. This mesmerizing culture brings us enchanting customs, glistening headdresses that unwrap into deady whips, spine chilling danger, and a thrilling romance.
When Nina accidentally ventures into the deepest part of jungle, a bronzed hero magically leaps from the treetops to rescue her from a wild animal attack. And when she stares into his brilliant green eyes, she knows without a doubt that this is no ordinary tribesman. She is smitten at first touch. Breathless.
Perils lurk everywhere in the shape of poisonous plants, strange species of animals that prowl the night, and even murderous cannibals from a nearby atoll. Storms, fires, and incessant insect attacks are just part of living life on the edge, and the natives take it in stride. Nina comes to accept their ways and loves the island with the same fervor as she loves her man. When the expedition nears its close, Nina must choose: Should she return home to become an anthropologist, or stay in the jungle with the man she loves?

The Masseuse (The Soiled Dove Series)

by Claudia Easton

The first book in The Soiled Dove Series

When, out of desperation, Abby answers a cryptic ad in the classifieds, she ends up working at an underground massage parlor that gives new meaning to the words “deep tissue.” Though the Chinatown parlor is dark and sleazy, the money is seductive, and the more money that pours in, the deeper Abby falls into the paid sex industry of Manhattan.

Or is she moving up in the world?

Living somewhere between pain and pleasure, glamour and depravity, it’s hard for Abby to know which way is up, which way is down, who her friends are, and how much of herself is too much to give away.


The Soiled Dove Series is a group of thematically-tied novels that focus on five very different women who, in some form or another, begin making money through sex. Brimming with life, drama, laughter and passion, you won’t believe the stories of Abby, Cassandra, Skye, Laurel and Elle.

The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New Orleans (The Big Apple Posse Trilogy)

by Wendy R. Williams

“The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New Orleans” is the sequel to “The Big Apple Posse” and the second book of “The Big Apple Posse Trilogy.” Last October, Amanda and her brother Peter of Greenwich, Connecticut were trapped in New York City after some “terrorists” blew up several buildings in the city, including the theater where they were waiting to be picked up after a show. They escaped with the help of some new friends who formed The Big Apple Posse to figure out how to leave a city where there are no longer any busses, subways, taxis, working phones or internet service. With the help of one of their new friends and posse members, Thibodeaux Botrain (a teenage boy who lives in Harlem with his Auntie Tina), they found proof that the so-called terrorists were actually a gang of South African diamond thieves.

It is now the end of February and Amanda and Peter are living in New Jersey with a former FBI agent, hiding until they can testify in the “terrorist trial of the century” in June. One afternoon, Amanda sees one of the “terrorists” hiding in the trees, watching her play soccer. She grabs Peter and travels into the City to seek help from Mr. Benedicte Trudeau, a Harlem lawyer who represents Thibodeaux’s Auntie Tina.

Mr. Botrain arranges for Amanda, Peter and Thibodeaux to travel to New Orleans to hide with members of Thibodeaux’s family. They arrive in New Orleans and soon find out that Amanda, Peter and Thibodeaux are supposed to live in an apartment on New Orleans’ funky Magazine Street, watched over only by Thibodeaux’s beautiful seventeen-year-old cousin, Solange (an aspiring ballet dancer and singer), and one of Mr. Trudeau’s sons, Michael, a twenty-three-old intern at his brother’s hip-hop label. The posse has arrived in New Orleans just in time for Mardi Gras and they are quickly immersed in a world of music, dance, parades, voodoo and romance. New Orleans is a cultural stew where no one “stands out,” but are they safe? Can anyone successfully hide in a world of Facebook, Google, Youtube and facial recognition software? And can The Posse actually escape a gang of terroristic thieves who will do anything to prevent them from testifying?

“The Big Apple Posse: Escape From New Orleans” is the second installment of “The Big Apple Trilogy.” The first book, “The Big Apple Posse,” is presently for sale at The third and final book of the trilogy, “The Big Apple Posse: Escape from Los Angeles,” will be published in August of 2012.

INTO THE LIGHT (Forbidden Love)


Jessica Moxly needed a distraction. Plagued by horrific nightmares, actually visions, and an upcoming job interview, she was desperate for something else to think about.
In a last ditch effort to dream about something, anything that didn’t involve blood or fear, she asks her witch friend’s Goddess for help.
Then the dreams about him started. A beautiful man with no face but icy pale blue eyes began to haunt her dreams with the promise of passion.
Sebastian was happy as producer and head of security for Angel Knight, the rock star and California Clan Leader. His plate was full and he was content.
Until he saw her.
She was the image of a woman from his past, a past he had desperately tried to put behind him. A chance meeting a local club ended in a night of passion. No matter what he did, he could not erase her from his mind.
When she shows up on the doorstep of the Knight Estate to interview for the open accountant position, he knows his life is about to get much more complicated.
Torn by his past, and leery of his future, Sebastian must decide whether or not to let this woman into his life.
When local mated vampires start turning up dead, Jessica decides to help seek out information at a local church that preaches vampire hate. She finds herself in more trouble than she ever thought.
It is then that Sebastian realizes that she is his true mate, and he will do anything to protect her from the rising danger.
But will love be enough to stop the hate?

Being God

by B. A. Binns

Seventeen-year-old Malik Kaplan is the bully of Chicago’s Farrington High School. Malik has a cross to bear, or maybe it’s a Star of David; being the black teenaged son of a Catholic mother and Jewish father frequently makes life confusing. His grandfather, uncle, and older brother all ruled as the BAMFs at Farrington. Only his father is a “forgotten Kaplan,” and seems disinterested in his only surviving son.

Malik is determined to be the worst of the worst and not repeat his father’s mistakes; even if that costs him the people he cares about. At least he can drink. Alcohol keeps him going; alcohol is destroying his life. But he doesn’t see any problem, not even after he finds himself in court, shouldering the blame for someone else’s crime. Suddenly he’s faced with court-ordered community service shepherding an angry ten-year-old who hates the world, an “offer he can’t refuse” from the boy’s gang leader brother, and an opponent he can’t crush: Barney, a fourteen-year-old girl who watched her alcoholic father abuse and murder her mother. She wants nothing to do with any bad boy, especially not one who thinks drinking is the way to forget his sins.

Malik and Barney are forced to work together to help the kid and themselves escape the pull of the gang, and to rediscover the real meaning of family and friendship.

Lazuline (Short, Provocative Erotica)

by Elizabeth Woodham

In recognition of timeless need, a connection which spans lifetimes and speaks to the heart.

Warning: 2,200 words unsuitable for readers under the age of 18.
Provocative erotica designed to turn you on.

Adult Fun At The Mall – Erotic Erotika (The Erotic Erotika Outdoors Collection)

by Valerie J Aurora

Kim was at the mall on a rainy Saturday, looking for someone to have sex with. She loved to pick up men at the mall, and that Saturday she found all kinds of new opportunities for sex there. She picks up a man and together they find their way through the mall, doing sexual deeds the whole way. Joe decides that this is the best time he has ever had at the mall.

Warning: This romance story is for ADULTS ONLY! highly detailed sexual content with oral sex, intercourse and voyeurism. May be too hot to handle!

Erotika stories like this are designed for men and women. This Erotika short story is also perfect for those couples looking to re-spark the romance.

Tales of Loss and Guilt – 16 Short Stories

by Ray Kingfisher

A diverse collection of 16 quality short reads based on the themes of loss and guilt, ranging from tense thriller to emotional drama to comic farce.

Praise for just some of the short stories included here:

One of those stories that gives me food for thought (Guilt’s Beady Eye).
I can hear the narrator’s every word and the scene setting is adroit (Choice but No Choice).
The emotion is involving and Ray uses it skilfully (Scents of Loss).
— Sue Moorcroft, Author and Writers’ Forum Fiction Competition Head Judge.

Wonderful dialogue (A Bridge too Near).
Excellent characterisation, all the characters are well-drawn (Doorstep Challenge).
Effortless Dialogue (Sweet Celestial Caress).
— Lorraine Mace, Author and Writers’ Forum Fiction Competition Judge.

Most of these stories have been shortlisted for prizes, five are winners. All have been revised and reworked for Kindle publication.

Praise for Ray Kingfisher:

Surely a born storyteller, he seems to be able to assume a voice at will.
— Sue Moorcroft, Author and Writers’ Forum Fiction Competition Head Judge.

Has a lovely, easy to read style.
— Lorraine Mace, Author and Writers’ Forum Fiction Competition Judge.

Story titles:

Guilt’s Beady Eye – a gritty urban thriller.

Fourth Impressions – a twisting comic drama.

Scents of Loss – a heartbreaking drama unfolds from the innocence of a woman taking her dog for a walk.

Choice but No Choice – a tense thriller set in America’s midwest.

Doorstep Challenge – a humorous modern parable.

The Turning Point – an eerie supernatural set near Sonehenge at Winter Solstice.

A Bridge too Near – an urban comic farce of one too many encounters.

Knife-Edge Decision – a young girl is pushed too far and seeks revenge.

It’s Good to Talk, So Make Someone Happy with a Phone Call – a poignant suburban comedy.

Snowed In – a creepy drama set in icebound Canada.

Last Gasp – a whimsical reflection on attitudes to the elderly.

Hot Smoke in a Cold Climate – a portrait of a relationship on the edge.

Part of a Plan – an unsettling mystery story set on a beach somewhere near you.

Christmas Without Captain Coral – a crime mystery with a heavy dose of gallows humour.

The Lucky One – an elderly woman tries to come to terms with her memories of the holocaust.

Sweet Celestial Caress – a warm mystery story gradually reveals itself.

Bonus Read 1: The first three chapters (about 8,000 words) of the novel ‘Matchbox Memories’, also by Ray Kingfisher and now available for Kindle.

Bonus Read 2 : The first six chapters (about 8,000 words) of the novel ‘Slow Burning Lies’, also by Ray Kingfisher and now available for Kindle.

Bonus Read 3 : The first three chapters (about 6,0000 words) of the novel ‘Easy Money’, also by Ray Kiingfisher and soon to be available for Kindle.

The total wordcount is about 80,000 words. The short stories total about 58,000 words or approximately 200 pages.

Nature Vs. Nurture

by Robin Soma-Dudley

In the tradition of Jodi Picoult and Anita Shreve, Nature vs.Nurture explores the life of Elinor (Elle) York, a woman that seems to have it all. An influential family, a great job, as a personal shopper, a successful lawyer boyfriend who is politically ambitious, and she lives in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, San Francisco. For Elle, life isn’t as simple as it appears. She is a woman who has spent her entire life pleasing and taking care of others. It was just part of her nature. From her politically connected Mother, to her vineyard owning Father, her reality TV show star of a sister and her demanding boyfriend, the needs of others took precedence over her own.

Everything in her life changes from the moment, Steven Michaels walks into her place of employment as her new client. She feels an instant connection to him and suddenly Elle begins to question the life choices that she has made and wonders if things could be different. As Elle and Steven form a stronger bond, he wonders what part of Elle’s loyalties is nature and part is nurture. Can Elle find away to overcome what has been part of her life for so long?

The Hidden Sun (Bariwon Chronicles)

by J. Lloyd Morgan

A faraway kingdom. A beautiful princess. A courageous hero. A ruthless villain. An impossible choice.

The kingdom of Bariwon is at a crossroads. A new leader threatens to take control of the throne which could throw the land into chaos. “The Hidden Sun” is an epic tale of courage, heartbreak, battles and redemption.

Shadow Bankster

by R. Woodville

Last year the world had about 1,200 billionaires, with roughly 30 percent of them claiming the U.S. as their home. If you don’t own a television and shy away from newspapers and magazines, there is a real possibility you may not know such people exist, but most have heard and read about them. Based on statistics, their number appears to be increasing at a surprising rate. Some of these persons possess more money than countries, some decide which diseases to cure; others tell us the kinds of equipment our schools and libraries should possess, even how our schools should be organized, financed. This behavior is known as â??good works’.

To the best of our knowledge we have yet to detect a trillionaire. Many countries are trillionaires, in the sense that their domestic product reflects such levels of exchange. (U.S. Domestic Product, approx.15 Trillion). America’s budget, for example, is about 2.9 trillion, with expected expenditures approximating 3.8 trillion. And so on.

In years not long past it was harder to achieve such wealth; taxes were too high, distribution rates too broad.

One wonders at the power of such numbers in the hands of this as yet undetected magnate. Would he/she tend to goodness or mischief? Could he even tell the difference?

Miss Jane’s Undoing

by Sophia Jiwani

Jane Fielding is caught unawares by her reaction to the reappearance of a childhood friend, Thomas Bailey, someone she had never considered in a romantic manner before. Although the two have feelings for each other and the sexual attraction between them is undeniable, they are often working at cross purposes, which creates a misunderstanding. In this risqué comedy of errors which takes place in a small English village, everyone’s nose is in everyone else’s business So Jane must tread carefully lest she ruin her marital prospects,
which is hard to do when the temptation to fly in the face of convention is so very great!

The Night Kitten Strikes

by Dahlia Morgan

Sexy costumed art thief The Night Kitten has a little problem, in the form of the armored and costumed vigilante crime-fighter known as Dark Spider.

Dark Spider has been following her for some time, and now watches her through her bedroom window from the roof across the street.

The problem: she can’t stop thinking about him.

The solution: a trap that he won’t be able to escape, because he won’t want to escape it.

A trap that will allow both of them to work through the sexual tension that neither of them can ignore any longer.

WARNING! This story contains graphic descriptions of sex acts, including oral, dubious consent, and bondage. There is also a bit of realistic hand-to-hand combat violence.

She disappeared into the attached closet, and when she emerged, Dark Spider gasped audibly. She was an incredibly attractive woman at the best of times, in her tight leather jumpsuit and high-heeled boots, but now . . .

She wore a tight leather bustier, her large breasts and deep cleavage jaw-droppingly displayed. She also wore a black leather thong. On her long muscular legs were a pair of black thigh-high stockings connected by a gater belt to her waist, and on her feet were a pair of six-inch stilettos.

She wore a pair of black lace gloves, and the same domino mask; her long curly blond hair was casually drawn back in a pony-tail.

“Kitten â?¦” began Dark Spider. “What the hell are you doing â?¦ ”

She smiled down at him. “Oh this? I can’t wear this on the street, too often, you know, it’s not very practical. Not much leg protection. But I like to wear it during an interrogation.”

Moaning at Each Thrust – Book 1

by Jane L. Ainsley

A collection of Seven Erotica Stories

I’ve always been fascinated by sensory deprivation, the exploration of how your other senses are heightened when one is taken away, for example by being blindfolded. I remember the first time I was tied up and my man took away my sight.

“I want to blindfold you,” he whispered, his breath warm against my ear. Hearing these words made me shudder, the thought of being in this position excited me greatly. The thought of him taking away my sight and not being able to see what he was going to do to me…


by Ylond Miles-Davis Lady YMD

A kill was inevitable!
Abraham Lincoln once said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”

Lloyd Robinson’s great-grandfather built Stands Bridge. The bleed of horizontal beams was never designed to lapse into the hands of armed thugs. Sacrifices of old were built on plenty of rock-solid authority.

This tale is a thought provoking allegory about the world’s economy, emphasizing work ethic and its seeds of promise.

The Robinson’s message prepares readers to feed on more than water and fish soup.

Stands Bridge will take you on a waltz through the dimensions of time, and every step adds to the storehouse.

Death – A Micro Story (Micro Stories)

by Adam McAllister

Adam McAllister’s third micro story. Clara is walking through the park when she is brutally stabbed.

A slight nudge, a sudden stab. Waves of pain shudder throughout Clara’s body. She screams and turns to see her attacker running toward the entrance of the park. Clara peers down to see the stains of imminent death spread across her blouse.

Oh ostrich won’t you help me please?

by Gabriella Richard

“Oh me, Oh my,” he heard Frog yelp,
as he tried and tried to free his leg.
“It’s very stuck, I need some help,”
his little voice started to beg.

He tugged and tugged with all his might
It didn’t work, he was stuck quite tight.
He bent his knees, he tried to hop,
then tried again with a belly-flop.

Take a stroll past the jungle and into
the savannah. Discover what happens when
a helpful ostrich stumbles upon a turtle,
a giraffe, a hippopotamus and a hungry hyena in
this fun rhyming children’s picture book. If you like Julia Donaldson books, you and your child will enjoy this.

The Infection Journal

by C.A. Wodensen

Four survivors venture out into a world that is in the grips of a viral pandemic. Rumors abound on the origins and nature of the affliction that is spreading across the population. The survivors soon discover that this is not a typical seasonal infection. This time it’s different. Their journey leads them along a path of survival that forces them to make decisions that could cost them their lives or the lives of those they encounter. The journal is a record of a survivor that documents the developments of the outbreak and the experiences that lead him to question the value of life in a world where society is descending into the darkness of a dead civilization.

The Quest of Tyron

by Mike Sirota

Tyron embarks on a desperate quest to seek the help of Cuhthic, a sorcerer who rules the shadowy, distant land of Lamnagha. Accompanied by his loyal friend Dehril and the stunning Lanira, Tyron must battle unspeakable horrors across his deadly world. And the price for Cuhthic’s aid? The severed heads of the Three, the dreaded dark magicians of Vorhashekkh.

The Periwinkle Turban

by Matthew Mainster

The Swope family has everything they could possibly want to make 1920 a good year — a Model T motorcar, a telephone, indoor plumbing, electricity, and a successful grocery store — but when the Ku Klux Klan burns down Mr. Swope’s store in a fiery reaction to his paid black employee, Watson, the Swopes are suddenly thrown upon hard times. Everett and Charles Swope, ages eight and seven respectively, are emboldened to help their family through this crisis, and with the aid of their cousin Clara and trusty dog Poncho, they discover the magical capabilities of a family heirloom — a periwinkle turban. Granting them any talent they wish for (and sometimes ones they don’t wish for), the turban is right atop their heads for each adventure they embark upon in their quest to solve the family’s money troubles. What they’ll soon learn, however, is that some talents may be more trouble than they’re worth … Roar into the 1920’s with the Swope children — an age where adventure, resourcefulness, and imagination ruled the day!

Bad Day in Serenity

by William Drake

When you’re the lawman in a town named “Shoot’em-Up,” you’re going to need a vacation now and then. Marshal Daniel Craddock just wants a little peace and quiet. A town named “Serenity” sounds like just the ticket. A quiet, sleepy little place — until the bank robbers, cattle rustlers, and an undercover spy show up. Oh, and don’t forget the ex-girlfriend being held hostage….

Raunchy Roach

by Butch Berry

A collection of cartoons from the online comic strip “The Raunchy Roach Show” which ran on the Art Comics website from 1996 through 2001.

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