Free fiction Kindle books for 12 Dec 13

Gratis : Midwinter Tales

by Chloe Thurlow

Due to the explicit nature of some of the scenes within this book, it’s strictly 18+.

Christmas has come early: Nine writers work together to create the must-read Free Holiday release of 2013. Every one of the twelve stories contained within Gratis : Midwinter Tales serves as a satisfying bite out of each author’s repertoire, to tempt and seduce and sweep you off your feet. Our stories comfortably straddle both erotica and romance genres and cover a variety of themes. Some are innocent, others seek to force you to your knees, but all have something in common: they’ll make you feel.

Gratis : Midwinter Tales comprises works by Chloe Thurlow, E.A. Chapterhouse, Elizabeth Woodham, Hedonist Six, Jason Jaxx, Kay Jaybee, KM Dylan, Livilla Sanders and M.J. Carey. We hope you’ll find a new favourite author, or nine, within these pages.



WANTED (A Jess Williams Novel)

by Robert J. Thomas

Wanted is the twelfth in the series of Jess Williams western books. In Wanted, Jess is hunting down more bad men for the bounty on their heads. He runs into a young boy hell bent on killing the man who killed his father. After Jess helps the young boy, he continues his work as a bounty hunter, but suddenly he finds out that three United States Marshals have a warrant out on Jess and are looking for him.

Jess is now a wanted man because a Judge by the name of Winston Bottoms wants to question Jess about the deaths of Henry and Thomas Stidham in New York City.

Jess finally agrees to meet Judge Winston Bottoms, but only on Jess’ terms. The meeting is about to go badly when suddenly, Judge Bottoms finds out that his sister, Callie, has been kidnapped by the Holden brothers, and they want to exchange her for their brother Bob Holden, who is in the Dodge City jail waiting to swing from a rope.

Judge Bottoms agrees to cancel the warrant on Jess as long as Jess goes and rescues the Judge’s sister, Callie, who is being held in a canyon by eleven men. Jess has to find a way to get her out alive or the Judge will swear a new warrant out on Jess’ arrest, dead or alive.



Jingle This!

by Stephanie Rowe

Love. Diamonds. Mistletoe. And a one-on-one holiday assignment with a very sexy boss. Put it all together, and it’s enough to ruin a girl’s day.

Angie Miller has to write sizzling, evocative, heart-melting holiday stories about love, romance and diamonds for her company’s newest clientâ?¦an assignment that isn’t so easy when she’s just had her heart broken. When her first not-so-cheery story nearly gets her company fired, her boss Kyle Black makes it his personal mission to get Angie in the right mood to wax poetic about love and romance. The fact that there’s three years’ worth of unrequited sexual tension simmering between them? It just makes it all the more interesting when Kyle shows up in her office with his oh-so-broad shoulders, smoldering smile andâ?¦oh, yeahâ?¦ his slightly autocratic waysâ?¦ How is Angie supposed to find her muse again when Kyle keeps trying to have his way with her?

*Author’s Note: Jingle This! is a short novel that was originally published 2004 in mass market paperback by Dorchester Publishing as part of the holiday anthology Shop ’til Yule Drop. It has been substantially revised and expanded. It is approximately 180 pages in length.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Four-time RITA® Award nominee and Golden Heart® Award winner Stephanie Rowe is the nationally bestselling author of more than twenty published novels with major New York publishers. Stephanie has received starred reviews from Booklist and high praise from Publisher’s Weekly. Stephanie writes romance (paranormal, contemporary and suspense), teen fiction, middle grade fiction and motivational nonfiction.



Life is Ruff

by Sandy Rideout

Dorset Hills is known for two things: its passion for dogs, and its passion for Christmas. So when Mim Gardiner’s beloved pooch, George, goes missing on December 20th, it’s a major event. That a dog could be stolen and held for ransom in “Dog Town” is an insult to everything that makes this community special.

As a workaholic nurse and single mom to a sullen teenage son, Mim seems an unlikely target for crime. But there’s a side to her sweet George she didn’t know, and at least one neighbor who isn’t sorry to see him gone. Gorgeous and abrasive Carver Black makes no bones about his distaste for George.

Digging deeper in the mystery of George’s disappearance, Mim’s list of suspects grows. It turns out she’s missed a lot while keeping her head down in Dog Town. In the face of escalating threats from the dog-napper, can Mim embrace the community she’s never liked in time to bring George home for Christmas?

Life is Ruff is a novella of approximately 100 pages 32,000 words.

Other books by Sandy Rideout

Shatterproof – contemporary romance novella

Torch – a paranormal romance

With Yvonne Collins

The Counterfeit Wedding – a romantic comedy

Speechless – a romantic comedy

Teen romantic comedies

Love, Inc.

Trade Secrets

Girl v. Boy

The Black Sheep

TruLeigh

MadLeigh

LuvLeigh



The Handler

by David Cady

This story, which is set along the Tennessee River, reflects the eccentric problems of love, faith, and duty as experienced by a young mother trapped in a snake-handling cult, and the man, Matt Fagan, who is hired to find and rescue her from the clutches of a fanatical holy-man claiming to be a living god. In his effort to snatch the young mother, and her baby son from the cult and return them to the arms of a worried family, Matt, a wounded Viet Nam veteran uncovers a dark and frightening secret from his past.
Even though this story is fictional, it is based on actual events of spiritual cults that use brutality and sexual molestation in the name of God. This is not a story for the timid or fainthearted.



Ro & Peas

by Terri Douglas

After her mum dies Margaret has the sad but inevitable task of sorting through her mum’s belongings. In amongst a lifetime’s memorabilia she comes across an old postcard of the clock tower in Skegness bearing a cryptic message and begins a journey of discovery as she uncovers a side to her mother she never knew.
The bitter-sweet story of a childhood friendship that would shape the destiny and lives of two little girls forever. Ro and Peas live next door to each other and from their very first meeting at the age of two are best friends. Through good times and bad and into their teens their friendship persists until life intervenes and they decide not to see each other again.
It becomes almost an obsession for Margaret to find out as much as she can about this enigmatic puzzle, and after hearing about some of their â??mad’ escapades as Ro and Peas were growing up and all they’d been through together, exactly what it was that happened to make everything change.



Brian’s Magic Air Guitar

by Richard Capwell

Because he is dyslexic, Brian Christopher Engebretson is terrified when his teacher asks him to keep a journal. He decides to keep an audio journal instead, but he’s skeptical, because life isn’t all that interesting for a twelve year old living in the suburbs north of San Francisco. With his best friend, Jamie, Brian soon learns that his whole life is going to change.
Please note: This book is intended for young adults.



Maureen Gets Crafty

by Jonathan Hill

A stand-alone Christmas short story from the hit comedy Maureen series.

Last Christmas, Maureen’s friend made a disparaging comment on the fact that her Christmas cards were always shop-bought. This year, Maureen vows to make a handcrafted card for her friend. Can she turn her hand to crafting without disaster? How many times can she listen to ‘Walking in the Air’ without going insane? And will her Cliff Richard calendar arrive before the year’s out? 

This Kindle edition also includes the prize-winning short story, ‘Maureen goes to Oz’, plus two new and exclusive Maureen drabbles. 

Approximately 4,500 words in total.



Grandpa’s Gift

by Brooke Reninger

Timothy begrudgingly decides to visit his grandfather for Christmas. It’s so hard to be at the house without his grandmother there. While there, his grandfather amazes Timothy with his lessons of faith, forgiveness, and the true meaning of Christmas.



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