Free literary fiction Kindle books for 24 Dec 13

Memoirs Aren’t Fairytales: A Story of Addiction (The Memoir Series)

by Marni Mann

“I could feel my chin falling towards my chest, my back hunching forward. My body was acting on its own, and my mind was empty, like all my memories had been erased. There was scenery behind my lids. Aqua colored water and powdery sand that extended for miles. I was never going back to coke. I wanted more heroin. And I wanted it now.”

Leaving behind a nightmarish college experience, nineteen-year-old Nicole and her best friend Eric escape their home of Bangor, Maine to start a new life in Boston. Fragile and scared, Nicole desperately seeks a new beginning to help erase her past. But there is something besides freedom waiting for her in the shadows–a drug that will make every day a nightmare.

Heroin.

With one taste, the love that once flowed through Nicole’s veins turns into cravings. Tracks mark the passing of time, and heroin’s grip gets tighter. It holds her hand through deaths and prostitution, but her addiction keeps her in the darkness. When her family tries to strike a match to help light her way, Nicole must choose between a life she can hardly remember, or a love for heroin she’ll never forget.



To the Pines

by Tom Abbott

In prohibition-era East Tennessee, the Hale family live an extremely limited existence. Pa works down the mine, dragging his exhausted body through life and bitterly mulling over the death of his wife; oldest son Billy indulges in blood sports with a brooding enthusiasm, bullying his two younger siblings as they try vainly to get the best from their days; Jesca edges excitedly into womanhood and dreams of escape; and the youngest child, Onie, mutely watches on as his family heads towards self-destruction.

Claustrophobic, menacing and intensely-told, TO THE PINES builds towards a heartbreaking climax, before leading the reader through the chaotic fallout of the family’s ruin. TO THE PINES is a startling and accomplished debut novel, and one that underlines the importance of hope.

รข??A deeply compelling story of darkness and light, life and death, violence and redemption. Hauntingly lyrical and heart-wrenching, it is one of the most distinctive and original novels I’ve read for a very long time.’ Tricia Wastvedt, Author of The River and The German Boy



The Dark Side of the Tracks

by Whisper Lowe

The Dark Side of the Tracks is a heart rendering mystery/drama set in the tumultuous times of the late 1960’s. For nineteen year old Sherylyn Saunders, it is a time of personal tragedy and unrest. After facing tremendous loss, and with a newly acquired nursing license, Sherylyn boards a train headed for San Jose, California. Little does she realize that stepping onto that train will change her life in ways never imagined.

Sherylyn’s journey takes the reader across America in a harrowing tale of love, friendship, mystery and suspense.Throughout it all Sherylyn experiences an America struggling to escape its dark side as both seek to reinvent themselves.



Polka Dots-A Year in the Life of Sydney (A Year in the Life…)

by DOMINO

Sydney Kalani is 24 and 250 pounds overweight. She’s in love with one of the hottest men she’s ever met, Joel Ashford, office heartthrob and worldwide womanizer. When he can’t see past her weight she decides to lose it, all for the sake of love. She discovers that life not only throws cake, but it also throws curve balls. She learns love is an inner beauty, appearance is highly over rated and true love is priceless.
***Adult Content*Adult Language***



Christmas Spirit

by JK Forster-Walmsley

It is Christmas, and its spirit inhabits Cullen: a convent on an island in the far north. Unhappily other shades are also in residence: some are benevolent, but some are malign. Mother Margaret Hilda, the Prioress, who is in temporary charge, is burdened: by a bedridden Abbess, a leaking roof and finances in free-fall. The addition to the house of a trio of disruptive young people, one of whom totes calamity, does nothing to ease this stressful load. A chapel has stood on Cullen for eight centuries, and a religious foundation has occupied it for over one and a half; all these visitors threaten both.



Between Eden and the Open Road

by Philip Gaber

Teasingly mysterious, preposterously sparse, this collection of imperfect art populaire is brought to you in surrealist Technicolor. Read these small tales from the unconscious with unafraid eyes, when you’re barely tired or leading a life of sloth or on the threshold of maturity struggling to find a place outside yourself or if you’ve just woken up and can’t believe what’s become of your life.



Tumblers

by Sean Black

In settings where alcoholism, violence, drug use, and sex are routine, Black’s characters navigate desires and loss. This collection of short stories highlight the lessons learned as each person descends in a spiral – do they hit bottom or ultimately heal and rise from their setting?



Blackstairs

by Angela Gait

The ruined mansion of Blackstairs, home to a reclusive old man and his rusty wrecking yard, is a famous disgrace. Everyone says it’s a shame the way he gutted the ballroom to make way for a car pit, and there are rumours he pulled down the magnificent cantilevered staircase on purpose to protect a collection of vintage MGs. But there are worse tragedies in the making here; for those who don’t know their history are surely doomed to repeat it … and Tom Hobson has no idea of his.

Both a mystery and a romance, Blackstairs is about hunting for treasure: what it is and where you find it.



His Daughter and other stories

by Martin Brocklebank

This collection of loosely linked short stories deals with small moments of crisis in the lives of the main characters. Written between 1997 and 2001, the style is relentlessly realist yet textually experimental, and draws inspiration from the work of writers such as James Kelman and Raymond Carver.

Now a television scriptwriter, Martin Brocklebank began writing while studying English at Derby University in the mid-nineties and continued when he returned to Barrow-in-Furness, where he was born. These stories were written while he was living in Barrow, signing-on and studying for an MA in Creative Writing at Lancaster University.



Party to the dream

by Robert Ravensbergen

A delightful collection of stories, narratives, poems and aesthetic experiences.



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