Free fiction Kindle books for 31 Oct 13

New Friend (Sin, Pleasure & Pain)

by Kerra Pridgen

Kelly Harris is a married woman who feels she is missing that excitement in her marriage, which makes her end up flirting but also wanting to work things out in her marriage; which seems to make a turn for the good at least thats what she thinks until she finds out that her husband has been up to a lot more than working. After finding out she has FMS, all the the stressful things in her life has her on edge and ready to give up. Kelly soon realizes that your true best friend has been right by her side along; closer than she thought.



The Shop at the End of the Road

by M.E. Austin

A story about life, death and customer service.

*This story is also included in the collection, Oddities, by M.E. Austin*



The Draglen Brothers – DRAKEN (BK 1)

by Solease M Barner

Cess Lamil is determined to get her college degree with honors and start her career. Her plans change quickly, when the new neighbors moves in down the street. Draken, the controlling and obnoxious neighbor, is all she can think about.
Despite her initial dislike, Cess feels strangely drawn to the mysterious, handsome Draken, but she soon learns that Draken has dark secrets.
Draken Draglen is in town to get the family business in order. He lives by one rule: only sleep with women of his own kind. When Cess walks down the street to introduce herself, Draken fears he is going to break his rule. He is determined to stay away from her, fearing his dark secret may be revealed, but his need for Cess is too strong. Draken makes a decision that could change not only his life, but that of his family as well.



Progeny

by Patrick C. Greene

Owen Sterling is a reclusive author living in a secluded house deep in the woods. When he welcomes his son Chuck for a summer visit, the eleven-year-old suspects something is not right at his father’s home. His worries mount when he witnesses a confrontation between his father and some local hunters.

Zane Carver is the local gun-shop owner who confronts the author over Owen’s refusal to let anyone on his land for hunting or camping. He defies the recluse, taking a hunting party onto Owen’s property.

Soon, Zane and his buddies discover the writer’s secret . . . a deadly secret; a creature whose infinite rage they have unwittingly ignited . . . that is now hunting them.



Dice

by Nisha Lanae

*Perviously Released as a Short Story titled Penthouse, has been renamed, re-edited and rereleased*

Paradice “Dice” Kane is far from your everyday Businesswomen; She breaks all the rules and moves according to her own standards. Dice has traded her old life of crazy long murderous nights, for a simpler life as a Club owner. But, what happens when enemies slip through the cracks. A deadly mission seeking revenge is planned.

Lies, secrets, Betrayal, revenge and untold family secrets are revealed all hell can be unleashed and tons of blood will be shed.

When the dust settles can Dice withstand the turmoil that has become her life; or will she go out with a blaze like only Bosses do.

Step inside and let Dice take you on an impulsive deadly ride, into the dwellings of The Paradice Lounge. Where sex isn’t the only thing being served on a sliver platter; so is Murder and Mayhem.



Kirkland

by Chris Damon

A short, chilling and darkly humorous suburban ghost story. The tale begins when a crime scene cleaner tips off his friend Jack to a home that’s recently become available in the sought-after suburb of Kirkland. Feeling the American Dream within his reach, Jack jumps at the opportunity to buy the house at a bargain price. But the dream slowly begins to unravel after he and his wife Violet move in. Jack struggles to manage the demands of an emotional wife, a colicky baby and a nosey coworker while being haunted by visions of the previous homeowner’s slain family.



Gone

by Adam Light

Greg is having a bad morning. He overslept and now he is going to be late for work. He can’t even seem to get himself dressed, and all he really wants is a good strong cup of joe. He’s not going to get it. And things are going to go from bad to worse before the day is over.



BEFORE SUNDOWN (Final Book of the frontier trilogy LEGEND of the DAWN)

by J. R. WRIGHT

“If you like frontier love stories you’ll want to read this one.”
This is the final book in the continueing story of Luke McKinney and Breanne Bruyere and their never ending love for one another.

TO BEGIN THIS TRILOGY START WITH BOOK ONE “LEGEND OF THE DAWN”



The Trail to Cimarron A Will Cannon, Bounty Hunter, Western Adventure Novel

by Larry Hill

Will Cannon hears about a gang of outlaws that have taken over the small northern New Mexico town of Cimarron. Will hopes he has found the Blackman Gang. Blackman and his gang of cutthroats killed Will’s family many years ago in Virginia and Will swore to avenge the deaths of his family by killing Blackman and every member of his gang. Because Cimarron is relatively close to his Mora River Ranch, Will assumes the identity of Tex Avery, a Texas rancher on a stock buying trip. Will finds the people in Red River are in serious trouble from the Gould Gang. So Will rides the Trail to Cimarron to bring the outlaws to justice.



Particle Horizon

by Selso Xisto

From the blood and dust of New Jerusalem, the Legion of the LightBringer wages a galactic war against those who would replace their god. Now, the time has come for the Union of Free Worlds to make a stand. The front line is the idyllic asteroid world of Angelhaven, where the greatest mind in human history has discovered an elemental power with far-reaching implications. A power that both sides will do anything to harness.

Marine commander Gomes leads the crack Union task force. An unrelenting warrior driven by revenge and a need for answers, he hides a strange ability neither science nor religion can explain.

On the other side of the war, Aja is forced to fight for a cause she doesn’t believe in to protect her own secret.

Caught between them is Una, a living machine who battles for her humanity as her world falls apart.

Outnumbered ten to one and stalked by a mysterious nemesis, all three will play a role in unraveling Angelhaven’s enigma.

As the Legion invasion begins, unknown eyes watch with interest…



Passengers to Sentience (Peter Salisbury’s Passengers Series)

by Peter Salisbury

The first of Peter Salisbury’s Passengers novels.

Data detective Ben thinks he’s succeeded in his latest drugs bust. Now he needs to find some different answers: how did humans use cloning to populate other planets across the Milky Way; how can we communicate almost instantaneously between one star system and the next?

After much research and watching old movies, he also discovers that FTL drives never quite worked, suspended animation was too much like being dead, hyperspace was never found, and matter transporters still make a mess.

Ben takes a holiday, exchanging mind and body with Lori, the partner of his dreams and is guaranteed that it’s a return ticket. Instead he finds himself being used as slave labour on a hostile desert planet where life is cheap and he’s expendable. To make matters worse, he’s lost all memory of how he got there and of who he really is.

The only person who can change him from victim to victor is Ben himself. Unfortunately, he does not know this, until an accident gives him his mind back. Follow the exploits of Ben and Lori as they fight to keep their knowledge secret. Can they succeed in their battle to escape without alerting their dangerous fellow crew members? And even if they do get away, can they reach home without finding even more trouble? Doubtful!

(New minor update to include changed first chapter, active Table of Contents and Cover inside)



Satan’s Rapper

by Derek Washington

A captivating page-turner that’s equal parts thriller and horror story, Derek Washington’s novel Satan’s Rappers takes readers to the dark side of the hip hop industry.
Upcoming rapper Sykik is the hot new MC on the rap game’s most feared and respected record label: ENO Live Records (that’s “evil one” spelled backwards, for all the bad boys in the hip hop business). 
Riding high on the success of a self-produced mixtape, Sykik is on the fast track to riches and finer things – and not just because of his lyrical skills. Behind the scenes, his rise to fame is aided by violent rituals, black magic and an evil conspiracy that has held a tight, cold grip on the hip hop industry for decades.
With help from the dark side, Sykik and his cohorts cook up a devilish debut album that has listeners hypnotized – and soon the money starts piling up. Sykik started on the bottom – now he’s here. Until disaster strikes and Satan’s Rapper finds himself fighting for his very soul…
SATAN’S RAPPER is thrilling, humorous, and filled with hair-raising action. Plus, hip hop insider Derek Washington has sprinkled in enough detail and behind-the-scenes revelations to have readers asking: Is this truth or fiction?

DISCLAIMER: Satan’s Rapper contains violence, mild drug use and strong language.



The Traveller

by Garrett Addison

Sometimes to get the measure of your life you just need a break from being yourself.

A family man struggling in his pursuit of a work/life balance embarks on yet another trip at the whims of his tyrannical bitch of a boss.  But on this trip he is a world apart from his usual self.  Suddenly confident, capable and unafraid of his manager, reclaiming his life becomes less about corporate advancement and satisfying his ego than outright revenge on his boss.  With nothing but success in his wake and seemingly limitless potential at his disposal, being coerced to work with his nemesis in a remote corner of the world provides the opportunity for not just a confrontation, but a final solution to what he sees as the bane of his life.  Succeed or fail, either way this trip will be the making of him or the end of him.   

Sometimes to get the measure of your life you just need a break from being yourself… because nothing lasts forever.

About the Author

Garrett is forty something, Australian, and also a geek, husband, father and novelist. He grew up in Perth, Western Australia, and has been lucky enough to live in or visit most of Australia and much of the world. He now lives in Melbourne with his family. Not averse to change, thus far, he has been an Army officer, software consultant and author. But this is just the beginning.  The Traveller is his second novel.



One Degree

by Matthew Alan

Karl Thomas lives a simple, almost idealistic life. Despite that fact, he is determined to complicate it.
Even if he doesn’t think like the typical nine year old, he encounters normal boyhood issues while growing up with his older brother Mark, in their hometown of Canton, Ohio.

At the end of his summer vacation before fourth grade, Karl faces a challenge to impress Sonya Thurston, his lifelong neighbor and best friend. Like many childhood experiences, this plan is silly and seemingly harmless, but it also has the potential for unintended consequences.

In a story of what if’s, “One Degree” follows the lives of Karl, his friends, and family as they react to life challenges at pivotal moments in two possible story lines.



Ronnie

by Chuck Alderman

Ronnie is beautiful, strong willed, and a ruthless young woman. She comes off as a demure, sweet little thing. Ronnie and her clan are a low level troop of Romany Gypsy Grifters. Fraud is the family business.
She and Logan have the classic love, hate relationship. Ronnie plays him, but for Logan it is love at first sight, and for that reason he cannot escape her many charms.
This story is fast paced with more larceny than love, and a plot twists that will keep you guessing.



Still Rumbling Sneak Peek (The Rumble Series)

by Rayven Skyy

Check out the first 4 chapters of the next installment of The Rumble Series, Still Rumbling, now available for download!

Rayven Skyy takes you back three years later to the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, into the lives of Milton “Milk” Woodhouse, the mother of his child, Sabrina Wright, and introduces you to Milk’s younger brother, Terrell, who subsequently has a problem with keeping his hands off of other people’s belongings, which in turn causes conflict between the two siblings. Milk balances being a single father to his special needs son as well as maintaining a relationship now that he has backed away from the streets with a vow never to return. Due to circumstances beyond his control, no matter how hard he tries to walk the straight and narrow path, Milk once again finds himself in the streets of the seven cities, STILL RUMBLING!



Zombie Cruise (A Short Story) (Zombie Vacations)

by Janiera Eldridge

Brenda Lawson signed up for a relaxing cruise but never thought she would be sharing the sea with the undead! As Brenda’s paradise turns into a nightmare, she must care for a little girl who lost her mother to the darkness.

Will Brenda be able to save her life and the life of a precious child or will the new monsters of the sea have two new members?

Zombie Cruise is the first short story in the Zombie Vacations serial series, which features relaxing vacations that quickly turn into zombie hells!

****Other books by Janiera Eldridge***
Soul Sisters (Soul Sisters series book 1)
Dark Expectations (Soul Sisters series book 2)
Good Ghost Gone Bad (Vigilante Ghosts series book 1)



Trouble and Treasure

by Odette C. Bell


An action adventure packed with danger, mystery, and just enough romance, the Trouble and Treasure series follows the adventures of Amanda and Sebastian as they try to track down one of the most valuable treasure maps in the world.

Amanda is just an ordinary girl, but when she wakes up one night to find everything from common criminals to highly-trained mercenaries traipsing around her house looking for the ‘goods’, her life takes a turn towards the adventurous and far too dangerous.

Sebastian is a lawyer who just happens to have an unusual hobby: he’s an esteemed and accomplished treasure hunter. But when he meets Amanda, that all changes. On the run for their lives with every criminal unit he has ever heard of on their tails, Sebastian has to somehow keep Amanda safe while getting his hands on the Stargazer Globes, the greatest treasure map in the world. Only problem is Amanda screams too much. But then again, Sebastian has a problem too, he lies.



My Word is Bond: ( A Short Story)

by Naporcha Dion

Meet Sasha Daniels; for as long as she could remember, her twin brother Neo and her had a bond. Put up for adoption at birth, they were connected at the hip. But while Sasha went on to college, graduated with a degree in Business Management, and opened up her own hair salon Sasha’s Shop, Neo chose a different route. He chose the fast life, addicted to money and materialistic things. He never seems to amaze Sasha, whenever he gets involved in illegal activities and run to her for a helping hand. But what happens when Neo gets involve with the infamous Benny? Will Sasha be able to save him or will he suffer the consequences for craving the street life?



The Listening Post

by L K Jay

This is the second edition of The Listening Post.

A woman finds the diary of her recently deceased grandfather and reads the chilling story of his time spent in a lighthouse during World War Two.

Sergeant Walter Brooke is an expert radio operator in the Second World War and he is sent to the Norfolk coast to a disused lighthouse in order to pick up covert communications from agents in occupied Europe. He thinks he is alone but there is something else there with him and when he turns on his radio, he hears more than just Morse code.

The Listening Post is a 26,000 word short ghost story by the author of Two Penny Blue.

Also the author of full length novel ‘The Ghost Hunters Club’, where three women chase men, ghosts and spirits and the crime novel ‘The Policeman Who Was Afraid of the Dark’.



Seventy

by Liana Brooks

After alien ships have invaded the human territories, destroying planets and sending the survivors fleeing to Earth, the Terran government orders the refugees to settle a new planet. One that has just been terraformed.

Jeff Koenig, one of the few survivors from the Delious system, leads a team of scientists to the planet Dauphin to rebuild his life. They have 70 days until the ship returns with the first wave of colonists, but from Day 1 everything goes wrong.

As the days count down, the colonists watch the skies and pray that the Hurluk won’t find them, or Earth, before they are rescued.

Published in M-BRANE #5 May of 2009



Stick A Needle In My Eye

by Julia Madeleine

Stick A Needle In My Eye is a collection of 17 short stories of mayhem that are not for the faint of heart. These stories, one of which was nominated for a Derringer Award in 2011, have been featured in a number of crime fiction magazines.

Buckets of blood are spilt between these pages, and some nice (and some not so nice) people die horrible deaths. Here you will meet a pedophile who picks the wrong little girl to try and molest; a clown who gets bullied by his wife one time too many, a serial killer who likes to take postmortem photographs of his victims, more than one angry wife/girlfriend seeking revenge on the other woman, and more than one escaped mental patient with murder in her heart.



Full Circle

by Chuck Alderman

This (Novella) is a two pronged story line. On one hand it features the rise of a mob hit man. The second connected story is about a fence, a low level outsider of the mob. It tells the two stories alternating in the book as they relate, and the Gypsy hag who’s control drives the way it goes. Her hold on our characters is subtle, yet devious.



Buccaneer Dan the Most Fierce and Good-Looking Buccaneer of All Time in a Quest for Treasure: Part I (Buccaneer Dan in a Quest for Treasure)

by Leland Faux

Buccaneer Dan the Most Fierce and Good-Looking Buccaneer of All Time in a Quest for Treasure: Part I is a story loosely inspired by partially true events, written by Leland K. Faux. If you’re interested in entertaining, lighthearted pirate adventure books, this book is a good choice for you.

Buccaneer Dan and his not-quite-as fiercesome crew of buccaneers are on a whimsical quest for treasure. But technically only the first part of that quest-that’s why I call this book “Part I.”

Now if you’re thinking that using “Part I” in this way was pretty clever of me, read the book and you will be even more amazed.

But don’t just take my word for it:

“Really funny and clever.”

– Natascha

“It’s too violent.”

-My mom

“A swashbuckling adventure, but one part actually made me queasy.”

– Hannah

“This is probably the best book ever written about Buccaneer Dan the Most Fierce and Good-Looking Buccaneer of All Time.”

– Leland K. Faux

“I’ve never heard of that book.”

– People who have never heard of the book.

Still not convinced? It gets better. One of the most amazing things about this pirate adventure story is that it was designed to be read in only 2-3 visits to the porcelain throne-one of the first books of its kind! But that’s not all. If you are unable to read this book in those 2-3 visits, you can read it in a different amount of time or in a different manner. This book provides you with all the flexibility you need!



Izzy and the Crystal of Power: Galactic Guerillas Saga, Book 1

by Kim McLendon

What happens when a spirited South Carolina woman unwittingly plays host to a powerful being from another dimension?

That’s the question that Kim McLendon explores in her debut novel, Izzy and the Crystal of Power. In her forties, single-again Charleston accountant Izzy Schotzky has found contentment at last. Her leadership of the Galactic Guerillasâ??a group of energy workers devoted to creating harmony in the Carolina Lowcountryâ??gives her a sense of community and purpose. Copious amounts of sweet tea carry her through the workday, and the breathtaking goodnight hugs from her tattooed, gourmet-cooking, stubbornly celibate artist friend, Kye, fill her withâ?¦hope.

But Izzy’s world is rocked after she uses her mysteriously surging paranormal abilities to bombard a local “scumbag” to within an inch of his life. Removed from command and banned from energy-working, Izzy must use her wits and intuition to regain what she’s lostâ??and discover the true origin and purpose of her extraordinary new powers.



Esmeralda

by James M. Weil

Robert Price is a burnt-out man in his early fifties who works in a dead-end job as a programmer with a dying programming language at a medical collections agency. He knows in just a few years he will be completely obsolete. To make matters worse, he is so underpaid that he is about to lose his house. His wife is a relentless shrew that he can’t stand living with anymore, and who refuses to work. So, to escape his miserable reality, he daydreams about being young and virile again with a phenomenally successful writing career and is in love with a beautiful Colombian rock star who very closely resembles Shakira. Basically, he is living two lives–his fantasy world and the one where he is about to be crushed by his obsolescence. In his fantasy world he is the perfect image of what he thinks he should be and is a gentleman to the core. There is nothing erotic in his fantasies; it’s all about blissfulness and being in love with the woman of his dreams.

In direct opposition to his deluded fantasies, his only true way to vent his frustrations is his overwhelming addiction to seeing a string of beautiful, Latin hookers in Queens. One of the hookers, a gorgeous Dominican named Kelly, falls in love with him, and they end up having an unlikely love affair.



A Pat on the Head: The hilarious vegetarian yokel gypsy murder fun book!

by Bob Perrett

A Pat on the Head is a hilarious work of comic fiction set in 1928. It tells the tale of a simple farm labourer who is cajoled by his radically socialist vegetarian girlfriend into freeing a particularly friendly calf from the clutches of a sociopathic farmer, thereby unleashing a fearsome torrent of scrumping, illicit sex, forbidden secrets and murder most foul on a sleepy Somerset village.

Max Merrybear, canine author of The Word of Dog, says: “Oh dear me. Parents can be soooo embarrassing. Still, this is a jolly good book: barking mad in places I’m afraid, but I love my ‘human daddy’ all the same, and it is rather funnier than my seminal book The Word of Dog …

What others are saying:

‘This is so good it’s almost like a real book.’ A tramp/hobo who was after a free meal and claimed his name was Jesus. We gave him two cheese omelettes with salad. He left the salad. If I’m honest, I’m not at all sure he actually read the book.

‘I have to admit that until I read this I was thinking of inflicting 1,000 years of pain on humanity, but now I’m feeling surprisingly mellow.’ The Elder God Cthulhu.

‘Blackberry stolen. Reward offered. See inside for details. If found, please return to 1928.’ Mr Ibbs.



The Building Blocks: An allegory of the gun control debate

by Paul Brodie

After a few incidents of aggressive behavior among students, two preschool teachers are faced with how to handle the situation. The debate comes down to increased authoritative control vs. improved instruction regarding appropriate behavior. The Building Blocks is an allegorical novelette, addressing the issue of gun control in the United States through a simple analogy to children’s toys.



The House of Thirteen Doors

by Daniel XIII

For young Joanna, an invitation from the enigmatic fashion designer 5 to visit his opulent studio seems like a dream come true, but all is not as it seems in the secluded Victorian mansion 5 calls home. Like an unholy combination of a fever dream and a traditional gothic thriller comes The House of Thirteen Doors.



Bud’s Christmas Wish

by Ashley Nemer

InDTale Magazine 2012 Finalist for Best Short Story / Novella for the Recognition of Novel Excellence (RONE) Awards

If a dream is a wish your heart makes, can it hear those things we want even if we don’t what they are? When sorrow brings young Lucy home to a land full of mystery, steeped in tradition and colored with unspoken magic, she finds herself re-evaluating her life and her own place in it. Things are never what they seem and people are seldom what you THINK them to be if all you base it on is what your eyes see and not what your soul knows. There’s a fine line between destiny and duty, but when both are blended with love, who knows what miracles can occur at Christmas.



The Boy upon the Bridge

by Tony Talbot

Short story about a ghostly Victorian encounter in Cornwall with a boy who wasn’t there…



The Inheritance

by Elaine Jeremiah

When Emma uses blackmail to force her father into giving her the inheritance owing to her early, it sets in motion a chain of events that will change the lives of her and her elder sister Kate forever. Although Emma and Kate have grown up on their father’s farm together, they each want two very different things. Emma is fed up with her boring, suffocating lifestyle and longs to break free. Kate by contrast is happy living and working for her father on the farm and can’t understand her sister’s urgency to leave.

With her inheritance, Emma is soon off to London with her wealthy friend Natalie. She begins to live a life of luxury whilst her sister Kate is left hard at work on the farm. But things are not all they seem. Before long Emma is finding that London life is not all roses, whilst Kate is forced to re-evaluate what it is she wants from life. And even though Kate and her father are living in the middle of nowhere, she discovers that a past relationship may pose a present danger to her.



Don’t Ask, Never Tell (Shorties by Cynn Chadwick)

by Cynn Chadwick

Not long after the Navy allowed women to serve on combat ships, the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy was implemented. For over a decade, gay and lesbian service-members were humiliated, harassed, threatened, raped, and discharged for their sexual orientation. This is just one small story.



Bobby’s Girl

by Bernie Morris

A teenage romance, set in the 50s-60s. A profile of the ‘baby boomers’ generation in UK. An insight into teenage angst from anywhere in the world. A reminder of how we all once felt in the days of our youthful ignorance and innocence.



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