Free fiction Kindle books for 11 Dec 13

Foxwise (The Legend of Vanx Malic)

by M. R. Mathias

Deep in the Lurr Forest, there is a valley called Saint Elm’s Deep. This secret valley remains in a perpetual state of spring and hosts the thousands of fae who live there. The Heart Tree’s magic sustains the boundaries that protect them all and their lush forest, but the Hoar Witch has poisoned its roots.

Queen Corydalis needs a certain shard to cast a beckoning so that the Emerald-eyed Champion of lore might come and save them all, for he is the only one who can end the Hoar Witch. If they hope to save the Heart Tree, that deed must be done.

Join Thorn, Bristle and Barb, the Pixie Queen’s fiercest, smartest and most loyal elves as they take a thrilling journey out of their protected world into true Overland, where danger hides around every corner and everything they have ever loved is at stake.

A note from the author about the timeline of this story:

This tale starts at about the same time The Legend of Vanx Malic Book Two – Dragon Isle, does. It can be read at any time during the series, but will serve readers best if they read it before they read book four, That Frigid Fargin Witch, which is due for release Jan. 9th 2014.

This story is not part of the main Vanx Malic tale, but the character Foxwise Posy-Thorn is destined to become relevant, if he can survive this ordeal.

Thank you and enjoy, M. R. Mathias



Sister Carrie

by Theodore Dreiser

Sister Carrie, published in 1900, is considered one of the great American novels of the 20th century. Heraklion Press has included a linked table of contents for easy navigation.



Nobody, Nowhere, My Life Running with Scissors: A Person Centered Fiction

by Anna Mouse

The year is 1995, and Gina leaves a failed relationship for a California Dream, only to find she can’t afford rent in the promised land. That’s OK, she’s not alone; the nonprofit social service agency that hires her into an entry level mental health job is dominated by a gang of sophomoric slackers, who literally spend 24/7 on the job; since they don’t get paid enough to pay rent, they simply don’t. It’s a makeshift commune of sorts, evolved of necessity. This fictional biography is a darkly comic, social services satire; the action has moved off the grounds of the State Hospital into the four bedroom, two bath homes of suburbia, and the developmentally disabled have been delivered into the hands of underpaid nonconformists, who cheerfully orchestrate the insanity around them into a performance piece they call their lives. It is a story of familiar people and familiar passions, played out in the unfamiliar territory of institutionalized suburbia.



Miss Apple Pants

by Charlotte Roth

When Ella’s dad announces they are moving to Seattle, of all places, seventeen-year-old Ella is far from happy, and even before she gets there, she already hates the worst summer of her life. In the rain! It only gets worse when the family finally arrivesâ??with the wrong U-Haul truck. All of Ella’s precious belongingsâ??gone! No Post-it Notes. No photos. No shoes. No clothes!

Now Ella really hates the worst summer of her lifeâ?¦ but then she finds a box of thirty-year-old love letters between Martha and Frederick; she becomes best friends with her new tiny neighbor, Miss T, who loves old movie quotes; she falls in love with Hans, a very symmetric German exchange student; and the sun actually shines!

But summer ends abruptly when Ella is forced to make a decision that will change her life. Forever.

Miss Apple Pantsâ??set in 2012 and the eighties in the sweet Seattle rainâ??is a celebration of life, love, friendship, motherhood, and that special bond of girls, daughters, women, and mothers across generations.

“Charlotte Roth caught my attention with the snappy chapter titles. She kept it with snappy dialogue, which I adore, unique characters, which I fell in love with, and a story filled with heartbreaking, humorous, and heartwarming moments.

It hasn’t been easy for Eleanor, living with her tree hugging, ‘hippie-like’ parents. She’s not happy when they move her from the east coast all the way to Washington state. After an exhausting cross-country drive with her parents in a U-Haul truck, they finally reach their destination, only to find the truck is filled with another family’s belongings. After five days of being stranded with nothing of their own and limited funds, they finally decide to get some use out of the unclaimed contents of the truck. When they find an iron mailbox full of letters from 30 years ago, the two women in the family decide to read them. The tales of a young couple’s struggles three decades earlier weave a complex and interesting pattern into this already interesting web of entertaining story line.

This first story of Ms. Roth reads like it’s her tenth, with crisp, clean writing. I’m looking forward to reading more from her.

I give it 5 stars and high recommendations!”

Lori Leger, Author of Fictional Romance with a Cajun flair. Owner/Editor at Cajunflair Publishing



The Diary of a Nobody

by George Grossmith

The Diary of a Nobody is a novel written by brothers George and Weedon Grossmith. This edition by Heraklion Press has a linked table of contents.



Contagion Of The Soul

by Win Lwin

A new Burma is emerging from decades of military oppression. A veneer of freedom now prevails in the country, as both foreign investors and local entrepreneurs strive to capitalise on the scores of opportunities now presenting themselves in this previously closed and secretive society. The smell of new money in the air is tangible, and everyone is out to grab what they can whilst the window of free enterprise remains precariously open.

And for Police Lieutenant Nay Tun, things are little different. A combination of nepotism and an innate astuteness has led to his unprecedented rise up through the ranks. But raging inflation has ravaged his modest salary at a time when competition from his peers for professional advancement and personal gain have never been greater. It is only inevitable that in this new, divided and uncertain Burma, a man is obliged to cut certain corners in his relentless struggle to survive.

Success follows success at a spectacular rate. But soon Nay Tun is made to realise that he has stepped on one influential toe too many…

‘Contagion Of The Soul’ is a startling allegory of the current Burmese economic and political climate, and vividly portrays the sweeping and often painful changes that society is now undergoing. Above all, however, the book relates a deeply disturbing tale of personal self doubt, loss of faith and creeping immorality deeply relevant to us all.



Three Men in a Boat

by Jerome K. Jerome

Jerome K Jerome (1859-1927) was an English humorist who wrote the classic travelogue Three Men in a Boat. This version includes a table of contents.



Young Gunz

by Al-Saadiq Banks

The teen years of a person’s life are the most impressionable years of their life. Most of the time what they see and or surround themselves with is what they become and Wustafa knows this which is why he chose all teen-agers to serve in his army. 40 year old Wustafa, a career criminal has been in and out of jail since the age of 11. Wustafa accepts prison as the repercussions of his mistakes. He views it as a part of the game. Quite different from most inmates who sit back wishing they were on the outside, Wustafa uses his time to his advantage. He passes his time by studying, strategizing and planning his next attacks. All of his life he’s been a solo act, a one man army who has singlehandedly robbed and extorted some of the wealthiest drug dealers in the city. After sitting on ice for 15 years straight, Wustafa had more than enough time to come up with a master plan. He’s decided to give up his solo identity and sign on to a group; not just any group though. In this group he will be the leader. Not only does he lead, he also molds this crew of innocent teen-agers into stone cold killers. Catching these teens at such a young and naive time in their lives makes his job that much easier. He’s able to take control of their minds and have them obey his every command. Wustafa understands, the stronger his leadership skills are, the stronger his army will be and the more money they will be able to obtain. The streets of Newark, New Jersey will never be the same as long as Wustafa and his Young Gunz are running wild.



The Alexandre Dumas Collection: 26 Classic Works

by Alexandre Dumas

Waxkeep Publishing Collections provide history’s greatest authors’ collected works in a convenient collection complete with a linked table of contents. Waxkeep Publishing’s goal is to provide the most complete, and most easy to read collections in the marketplace.

Alexandre Dumas was the legendary author who wrote classics such as The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, and The Man in the Iron Mask. The Alexandre Dumas Collection includes the following:

  1. The Count of Monte Cristo
  2. The Three Musketeers
  3. Twenty Years After
  4. The Vicomte de Bragelonne
  5. Ten Years Later
  6. Louise de la Valliere
  7. The Man in the Iron Mask
  8. The Black Tulip
  9. The Borgias and 17 Other Works from the Celebrated Crimes Collection



Nicholas Nickleby

by Charles Dickens

Nicholas Nickleby is one of Charles Dickens’ classics, and has been adapted for film, TV, and theatre numbers times. Heraklion Press has included a linked table of contents for easy navigation.



The Things We Can’t Change Part One: The Prologue

by Kassandra Kush

Ezekiel Quain has learned over the years that love and family are nothing to be depended on. After standing strong next to his mom through her cancer, she ran off, leaving Zeke, his dad and little sister to struggle with the leftover medical bills, and a bad taste in Zeke’s mouth about counting on anybody. His relationship with his father is strained, and the only person he cares for is his little sister, Cindy. With looks, attitude, and words, Zeke keeps everyone at arm’s length.

Evangeline Parker has it all: money, beauty, brains, and the perfect boyfriend, Tony. What everyone doesn’t see is that she’s trapped, and has been for two years. She lives every day in fear, hiding the fact that Tony isn’t the perfect man everyone thinks that he is. She walks a tightrope, trying to reconcile the Tony of the past with the Tony of the present, and to never, ever upset him. Terrified of anyone finding out the truth, she doesn’t get too close to anyone and has been struggling through the past two years alone.

When Zeke stumbles upon Tony and Evie one night and learns of her secret, their worlds begin to collide in a way neither of them expected. Before he can stop himself, Zeke finds himself stepping uninvited into Evie’s life, and urges her to tell someone. Evie refuses, terrified of the repercussions from Tony. Not even sure why he cares, Zeke can only watch from a distance, until disaster strikes and Evie’s secret comes to light, and they are both forced to take action.

***Due to language and mature situations, this book is recommended for readers 16+**



The Diamond Exchange

by Pinky Dior

Throughout four centuries, families have been murdered, and blood has been shed on the grounds of Africa. Diamond grew up in Liberia, Africa. Her father provided a good lifestyle for his wife and two daughters, Diamond and Princess. When masked men come to their house, searching for diamonds, and something goes wrong, Diamond finds herself on the run. Diamond doesn’t know what she has gotten herself into. Even as the years pass, Diamond still finds herself caught up in a brutal diamond exchange.

“Diamonds may be expensive, but to a precious life they are pricelessâ?¦”



Anne of Avonlea

by L.M. Montgomery

Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942) was a Canadian writer best known for the Anne of Green Gables series which details the life of Anne Shirley. In total Montgomery published 20 novels and over 500 short stories and poems. This version of Montgomery’s Anne of Avonlea includes a table of contents.



The Clouds

by Aristophanes

Aristophanes was one of the greatest comic playwrights of Greece. Of his 11 surviving works, The Clouds is one of his most famous. This edition is translated by William James Hickie.



The Blues Detective Saves Christmas

by Andrew Peters

Otis King, Memphis’ Number One Welsh Blues Detective is planning a traditional Christmas at home with cats, chilli and medically dangerous quantities of alcohol. His plans are shattered, when a damsel in distress walks into his office and asks for the one favor he can never provide.
Will Otis stick to his principles….or will chivalry make him forget every lesson he has learnt in his years as a musician?
A thought-provoking, touching and really quite ridiculous tale for the Festive Season.
A 5000 word short story at the cheapest price Amazon will allow….or wait for the Free offer



Prodigal

by J. D. Nichols

“You’re not the son I raised.”

Words no child should ever hear. But in 1969, William and Rebecca McCray of Huntsville, Alabama, used those very words to disown their firstborn son Benjamin. Why? For falling in love with Stephanie Lewis — a young black girl he met while attending Harvard.

Leaving his hometown for good, Ben returns to college, eventually marrying Stephanie and settling near her family in Philadelphia. There they raise three children and become successful in their respective fields: Stephanie as a pediatric surgeon in one of the nation’s top hospitals and Ben as an academic dean at the University of Pennsylvania.

For more than three decades, everything was perfect…until early one Saturday morning. Ben receives a phone call from his brother Cooper telling him their mother is dying and wishes to see him before she dies. Ben returns to his hometown, only to find a mother barely cognizant of the world around him, a father still bitter over his son’s interracial marriage, and a brother desperately trying to reconnect with him.

Despite the challenges ahead of him, Ben stays and as his mother’s final days approach, the family begins to piece itself together again, realizing they have more in common than they have differences.

Prodigal is a story of family, forgiveness, and the extraordinary lengths a mother will go to in order to put her family back together.



Babbitt

by Sinclair Lewis

Babbitt is one of Nobel Prize laureate Sinclair Lewis’ most famous works. Heraklion Press has included a linked table of contents.



Topaz the cat

by Emmeline Costa-Wagner

Illustrated children’s story about a black and white cat and her owner, Juliet.



Stayne in Control

by Marty Cobcroft

Brillman Stayne, a cynical, thirty-something man, is a successful young executive but he’s having a crisis. He is the youngest and most successful Vice President of Trache Inc., a long-established and highly regarded industrial and medical rubber fittings manufacturer.
Brillman’s boss, I. B. Trache, brings sudden product and marketing changes for the company in the form of manufacturing sex aids for mainstream, retail pharmaceutical stores and medical centres as health therapy implements. Well out of his comfort zone, these changes only bolster his fervent belief that he is, simply, fate’s chew toy. Brillman really isn’t such a bad fellow, it’s just he has never made a habit of allowing acceptance and a healthy dose of pleasantness to get the better of him. This is a man to whom things happen. This is a man who needs to grow up.
Brillman’s one ace in the game of life is that he is married to a reasonable, patient and insightful woman. However, after one barb too many, Prudence imagines that life without him may just be a real life after all. Developments at his company unexpectedly impact on her and very quickly, change and destiny ensure that roles and relationships strain, change and eventually evolve into surprising realities for Brillman and Prudence.
A riotous party with a tumultuous outcome, a sea adventure and an intelligent woman finally coming to believe in her own opinions and abilities, are just a few of the things that unfold for these people. From an office with million dollar Sydney Harbour views, to a fishing trawler with three ratbag south coast fishermen, from a respected position to a professional, emotional and domestic wilderness, Brillman and Prudence, with their friends and colleagues, learn about Stayne in Control.



Splosh

by Diane M Dickson

A broken relationship and a wish for a new start takes Ewan to London. All goes swimmingly until the disaster with his manbag. Everything has gone down the drain, literally. Bad gets worse as he struggles against jobsworths and bureaucracy. How will he ever get home? Follow Ewan and cringe as he wallows in the mire of the worst time of his life – up to now!



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