Free fiction Kindle books for 10 Dec 13

Chasing China; A Daughter’s Quest for Truth

by Kay Bratt

Mia is a confused soul. After being adopted as a toddler, she’s led a life of comfort surrounded by loving parents and a pack of protective brothers. Now she’s in college with only a few years until obtaining a degree that will allow her to use her past to help others. Then why all of a sudden does she feel so unsettled? It all boils down to the reality that she was found wandering alone in a Chinese train station so long ago. Deciding she must face her past to embrace her future, Mia takes a journey to the mysterious land of her birth on a mission to find answers. As she follows the invisible red thread back through her motherland, she finds herself enamored by the history and culture of her heritage–strengthening her resolve to get to the truth, even as Chinese officials struggle to keep it buried. With her unwavering spirit of determination, Mia will battle the forces stacked against her and face mystery, danger, a dash of romance, and finally a conclusion that will change her life.  91,000 words, 344 pages.



The Summer I Learned to Dive

by Shannon McCrimmon

Since the time she was a little girl, eighteen-year-old Finley “Finn” Hemmings has always lived her life according to a plan, focused and driven with no time for the average young adult’s carefree experiences. On the night of her high school graduation, things take a dramatic turn when she discovers that her mother has been keeping a secret from herâ??a secret that causes Finn to do something she had never done beforeâ??veer off her plan. In the middle of the night, Finn packs her bags and travels by bus to Graceville, SC seeking the truth. In Graceville, Finn has experiences that change her life forever; a summer of love, forgiveness and revelations. She learns to take chances, to take the plunge and to dive right in to what life has to offer.



Welcome to Prison–Enjoy Your Stay

by Hugh Yonn

Prison is not all about beatings, rapes, homemade knives, and tattoos. There are some pretty funny characters locked up behind those walls. And the only way to get to know them, is to become one of them.

I know, there has to be a better way.

Tales of high adventure and broken dreams. Some lies included.

Welcome to
Prison–Enjoy Your Stay
is number two of a three book adventure story.  Book number four is currently in the
typewriter (do they still make those?). The first was Shoulda Robbed a Bank.  Tales of a fourteen year party that
landed the author in Federal Prison for five years.  He’ll be the first to
admit that he had a great time along the way.  From the first toke to a
dealer of ounces.  Then, the first pound, traveling from Florida to
Massachusetts with a tourist from Boston.  Up the ladder to
multi-ton transactions–and bringing the ‘evil weed’ from the Bahama Islands,
Mexico, and Colombia, South America.  One big bash that led to prison.
This is not a ‘whiny, poor me’ story.  This is a tale of fun-filled
adventures–complete with lost boats, lost aircraft, and the successful
multi-ton offloads.  These guys used everything available for
transport.  From helicopters to burros.  The true story of everything
that can go wrong and the elation when everything goes right.  A good time
was had by all.  Except prison.  That was not much fun.

 

The books in order:

      Shoulda Robbed a Bank

      Welcome to Prison–Enjoy Your Stay

      The Reluctant Counselor



worthless people

by Skeeter Wilson

Dave was born in Africa. He is an inconvenience to his American parents, who are foreign aid workers. While Dave’s parents labor to rescue Africa from itself, Africans rescue Dave from his parents. Like most children of expatriates, in Africa, Dave grows up knowing that one day he will have to leave the only home he knows and go to the America that his birth-parents call home.



The Last Soldier: Nature of the Beast

by James Weatherford

A MEDICAL MIRICLE HAS CURED ALL DISEASES

Jason Randal finds himself in the middle of civilization’s collapse, wanting only to get out of the way with his wife Catherine, and survive if they can.Betrayed and imprisoned, he has little hope of reaching her or safety, until the beginning of a revolution offers a chance for escape. His perilous race to reach his wife, brings him in contact with a group of young people, considered fugitives by the military government. With their help, he rescues Catherine from the brutal leader of the rebels, liberates hundreds and escapes with enough supplies for them all to start over somewhere safe. Carley Ross and her lover Boone, accompany them into the mountains in search of a safe place to weather the coming storm. The young couple’s skill in the wilderness proves invaluable, but Carley’s headstrong attempt to return home, brings Jason and Catherine back to the front lines. There they discover the government’s horrifying plan to bring the population to a sustainable level.



Jake’s Day

by SME

A short story that I wrote a while ago that revolves around a cup of coffee. I originally wrote this to represent the butterfly effect. We never know what our actions truly cause.

This also has a part in the Helena Chronicles, probably in the mid section of the series and takes place in Tech City. If you like Jake’s Day check out the “Helena Chronicles Exposure”

Also, if you’ve enjoyed it or have thoughts, I’d appreciate you taking the time to review. I’d love to know your views on what I’ve written and what I might be able to do to improve it.

Thank you for reading! 🙂



Justified Motives (Prequel)

by Ijanei

(Prequel full story)

Gone from having everything to having nothing in the blink of an eye is the world that Robin Winters was thrown into. Born into a wealthy family without a care in the world, Robin, a once rich-girl from Florida, has lost everything when her father, Kyle Winters, is arrested for embezzlement. Quickly adjusting to life in the new city she is forced into, she befriends her neighbor and a local thug who ends up getting her involved with the hustle of city life. That is, until Robin hooks up with kingpin, Adelphi himself.

Joni is Robin’s neighbor in D.C. Not your typical “hood” girl, but the typical scammer that dabbles in everything from boosting to hustling. Joni takes a liking to Robin and plans to get her away from her “bougie” persona into something more “hood” certified. The lifestyle that Joni is leading will land her in more trouble than jail especially when Cola, a stripper, introduces Joni into blackmailing businessmen and robbing hustlers for money. Now with money on her mind, Joni feels invincible and now wants to bring Robin on board.

Ron has struggled his whole life. Being on his own since 15, he’s always wanted a life in which he would never have to want for anything. He has his eyes set on two things, getting money and the new girl Robin. He plans on telling Joni, Robin, and Adelphi that he plans on leaving the game plus take Robin with him. When two events occur in his life, everything changes and he begins to reevaluate the route his life is taking.

The lives of these three will take you on an adventure between true friendships, scandals, the hustle, and even deaths. There is always a Justified Motive for every action.



The Killer Inside

by Will Carver

A FREE digital-only short story from the acclaimed author of Girl 4. Included is an exclusive extract of Will Carver’s new book Dead Set (out 21st November 2013).

I am about to be put into prison for a very a long time.

I have killed. Again and again.

And I won’t be stopped.

Not even when I am locked up.

That’s not me.

I am Eames. And I haven’t finished.

She knows I haven’t finished.

Not yet.



French Pond Road

by Anthony Catlin

An uplifting story of a father and son reunited after 16 years of separation, their common struggle to survive and the women who love them, French Pond Road takes the reader from the rainforests of coastal Venezuela to the backwoods of northern New England on a magical journey of ordinary people in extraordinary times.

A story of redemption and spiritual survival against the odds, French Pond Road features young and old living on hope and under the radar.



Checkout Girl (A Short Story)

by Denise Deegan

A heart-warming Christmas short story by bestselling author Denise Deegan.

When an eighty-three year old woman dies, she is not transported (as expected) straight to heaven. She is taken on a detour back to her life shortly before she died. Only this time she is seeing the world very differently. It becomes the first time she has ever experienced a detour being the best part of a journey.

CHECKOUT GIRL was published as part of a bestselling short story compilation in aid of the tsunami, MOMENTS. It was also part of a short story collection published in Germany.

Find out more on denisedeegan.com or follow the author on Twitter @denisedeegan

CHECKOUT GIRL includes the first chapter of And By The Way. Book 1 of Denise Deegan’s bestselling Young Adult series The Butterfly Novels.



Wallpaper with Roses

by Jenny Andersen

On the verge of achieving her long-held dream of starting her own business, Sarah Gault sees her independent life stripped away when she must move back to her childhood home to care for her elderly mother.

Hilda Gault never wanted to be a burden, but after a serious operation, life on her own becomes impossible. Determined to keep Sarah from worrying about her deteriorating condition, she tries to meet each new challenge with dignity and grace.

Stressed by mounting bills and her mother’s fragile health, Sarah has all she can handle. But when a neighbor loses her home and a pregnant woman in desperate need lands on their doorstep, Sarah opens her home to them both.

Embracing her new life, Sarah learns that sometimes family is a matter of the heart. And amidst the cycle of birth and death she finds the last thing she expected–the promise of romance.



Elder Stew

by Carl Guyton

“Elder Stew” is a dark short story about a Victorian gentleman called Lord Henry, who’s main objective is to be “the talk of the town” after his lavish dinner party. After a couple of hiccups along the way it’s up to Grayson, Lord Henry’s loyal butler, to make sure his employer is still “the talk of the town”.



Lunacy Grounded

by Dale Andrew White

“Lunacy Grounded”
a short story by Dale Andrew White
excerpted from the collection
“Moe Howard Died For Our Sins”

Jack Ayers knew he wasn’t normal. He realized society considered his tendencies and desires to be deviant and repulsive. Whenever he indulged in his aberrant behavior, he felt ashamed. Later, however, he’d feel that inexplicable urge again – and would just let himself go.

Midwest Book Review: “Dale Andrew White is a natural born storyteller with an especial flair for blending fantasy, whimsy, satire and a fevered imagination into original stories that are replete with ribald humor and reader-engaging novelty.”

BookReview.com: “Dale Andrew White is a devious writer and his new collection, ‘Moe Howard Died For Our Sins,’ provides incriminating evidence of this … Excellent!”

PLUS A BONUS SHORT STORY:
“Seriously” by Dale Andrew White
excerpted from the collection
“Return of the Dittos”

A young man’s ambition and his determination to escape his family history take a turn for the hilarious when his past catches up with him…



Alive and Fighting: Addictions (Ailve and Fighting)

by Cole Connelly

Waking from a drug fueled gambling spree, Jameson LaRue finds himself short on cases and in need of a fix. When presented an option that could set him up for life Jameson wonders if it is too good to be true as he and Cass, a Vulture “Specialist,” head into the dangerous Campus District.

Also
available in the Alive and Fighting Series
Alive and Fighting: New in Town

Alive and Fighting: Every Sin a Saint

Alive and Fighting: Lost and Found

Alive and Fighting: Revelations

Alive and Fighting: Heroes in Blood Oak

Alive and Fighting: Addictions
Alive and Fighting: Carrion
Alive and Fighting: Broken, Part 1

Alive and Fighting: Roads Walked

Alive and Fighting: Parting Gifts (Coming
November 2013)



Cooper Collection 112 (Gone With The Window)

by Bill Bernico

Elliott Cooper and his partner, Bud Burke are scouring the salvage yard for a replacement window for Bud’s Toyota when they spot a dead body in the back seat of one of the junk cars. They go to the salvage yard office to call the police, but by the time they get back, the car has been dumped into the car crushing machine with the body still in it. Now how is the coroner supposed to I.D. the body. That’s his problem, right?

The Cooper Collection consists of 131 stories (so far)



A Little Problem with the Dilithium Stone

by Travis Perry

This magical space opera short story features a setting familiar to fans of American science fiction television–but with characters taken from epic fantasy.



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