Free fiction Kindle books for 16 Aug 14

BLACK RAVEN: Twenty-Seventh in the Series of Jess Williams Westerns (A Jess Williams Western Book 27)

by Robert J. Thomas

Jess is turning in some dead men for the bounty to the sheriff of Allentown when suddenly a stagecoach rides in. The stagecoach was robbed and one woman, Nancy Shuler, whose husband was killed during the robbery, was kidnapped by the three men responsible. Jess immediately drops everything and goes after the three men and rescues Nancy in the nick of time.

On the way back to Allentown, Nancy makes Jess an offer for him to escort her to Stratton, Texas, where she and her husband were headed to. He refuses the job offer and warns her that there has been a lot of Indian attacks taking place between Allentown and Stratton, but she is insistent on making the trip one way or another.

Basil Thorndike, the second best bounty hunter next to Jess, shows up and his intention is to kill Jess because Jess is collecting so much bounty money. This is causing a disturbance with the other bounty hunters as well because they, too, haven’t been able collect any bounties. Now the other bounty hunters are talking about teaming up to take Jess out of the business. Jess changes Thorndike’s mind by offering him one thousand dollars to escort Nancy to Stratton. Before they leave though, his feelings of guilt and his mistrust of Thorndike forces him to go along on the trip to Stratton with Thorndike and Nancy.

Things are bad enough, but it gets worse when they come across a half-dead half-breed Apache along the trail and Thorndike has a hatred for Indians since they murdered his family. Jess insists on taking the Apache, Black Raven, to Stratton. He finds out that three men had left Black Raven for dead and kidnapped his half-breed squaw, Little Feather.

Once Jess gets Nancy safely to Stratton and keeps Black Raven locked up secretly in the Stratton Hotel, he waits for Raven to recuperate enough for him to travel. When they leave Stratton, Thorndike agrees to join them as long as he gets to keep the bounty money from the three men who kidnapped Little Feather.

The hunt to find Little Feather and the three men who took her turns into a nightmare for Jess. He’s towing around Black Raven dressed up as a white man and after they find and rescue Little Feather, Raven insists that Little Feather join them on the hunt for the three men who kidnapped her. He finds himself with two half-breed Apache Indians, one dressed like a white man and one dressed like a white woman, along with a bounty hunter who hates Indians and might shoot Jess the first chance he gets.



The Picture Kills (The Quintana Adventures)

by Ian Bull

When you’re covered in mud, running from men with guns, and stuck in small spaces with very little clothing on, it’s amazing what you can learn about a person.

Steven Quintana was once a top Army Ranger reconnaissance photographer until he made a fatal mistake on a mission. A boy was killed, and Steven’s military career was cut shortâ??all because of a photo he took.

Now he works as a paparazzo in Hollywood where his photos can’t hurt anybody, the money is easy, and he can forget the past.

But when mega movie star Julia Travers is kidnapped, Steven discovers the kidnappers used photos he took to cover up the crime. Realizing that he’s still harming people with his camera, he swears to fix his mistake, Rambo-style.

Butâ??life or death situation or notâ??the last person Julia wants coming to her rescue is the paparazzo whose photos got her into trouble in the first place.

THE PICTURE KILLS is a fun, fresh, sexy, snappy, fast-paced thriller that starts in celebrity-obsessed Hollywood and climaxes in the exotic and remote cays of the Bahamas.

Excerpt:

“Run, Julia!” someone shouts.

Julia bolts across the patio with her white robe flapping, swim fins in one hand and a canvas bag in the other. She slows to pick up the French Smoker’s gun and then leaps over the first wall.

I feel a bullet whizz past my cheek and then hear the gun-shot. I jump over the wall as more shots ring out. People shout as I disappear into the trees.

I have to move fast, both to escape Caballero and his friends but to also catch Julia.

The shouting continues for a bit and then stops, but I hear enough branches cracking and electronic chirps to know that four men are behind me. I keep searching for Julia while evading them. I notice a flash of white and head for it, and find her robe stuck in a tree. Smart girl, I think. I toss it in the high grass so they can’t find it.

Her trail is easy to find now. I pause every hundred yards and wait until I hear a small thud or crack in front of me, and then I head there until I find her trail again.

Then I reach the fisherman’s hut and the bent grass blades tell me she went inside. Not such a smart girl after all.

Creeping around the side, I find the closed door. “Julia,” I whisper.

There’s no answer, so I push the door open and step in-side. It’s pitch black. I pull a glow stick out of a pocket in my camo pants and crack it, letting the light leak through my knuckles.

Crouching in the corner next to the open window, she’s wearing a bikini, a man’s suit jacket and deck shoes that are too big, and her legs are scratched from running through the woods. She has her canvas bag in one hand and the French Smoker’s gun in the other.

She’s breathing hard, and then our eyes lock and she gasps. In five seconds a half dozen emotions flash across her face: fearâ?¦slight recognitionâ?¦then confusionâ?¦then she really remembers who I amâ?¦and her face fills with anger.

It’s the same anger I saw ten days ago when I last stared at her eye-to-eye, when she knocked out my tooth with her foot. She raises the gun and aims it right at my heart.

“I hate you, you asshole.”

“Wait!” I yell.

The door next to me bursts open just as she pulls the trigger.



Bittersweet Revenge (A Bittersweet Novella Book 1)

by J.L. Beck

This book is for mature audiences only 17+ due to adult themes, language, and alcohol use.

Bittersweet Revenge, a book that leaves you breathless, and begging for more. You will cry, you will cheer, and most of all you will feel. You will know what its like to be bullied, loved, and betrayed. Are you ready?

I’m a slut. Or at least that’s what everyone calls me. I guess that’s what you get when everyone think’s you’ve slept with the whole football team and then some. My junior year of high school I gave my heart to Corey Winchester. He was handsome, cocky, and a pure gentlemen.

Then everything changed in an instant. When I found out he was spreading malicious rumors about me, after I refused to sleep with him I was utterly surprised. To add to it, he broke up with me in front of the whole school. I essentially became the laughing stock of the town. People that I once called my friends became my enemies. They were finding a way to ruin my life one day at a time. Now the shitty part is I should have known a pretty boy like him was too good to be true. After ruining my reputation and life I did everything I could to stay under the radar, but it just wasn’t enough. I slowly learned that all the torment and hate was all for one thing. Revenge. That’s what Corey wanted, and why I didn’t know.

Then Rex Winchester came along. Corey’s cousin and someone I knew I shouldn’t be getting close with. A whole six feet of hotness, a smile that melted the panties off of every girl in a fifty mile radius, and a heart of gold. He could have anyone he wanted, so why he chose me Corey’s ex, the bullied, slutty girl was beyond me. All I knew was that I wanted him. I wanted him more than anything. The problem was, I couldn’t tell if Rex was just like Corey or if his intentions were as innocent as he was making them out to be.

My name is Jenna Haines and this is the story of how the one thing I wanted turns out to be the one thing that would hurt me the most.

What happens when the one thing you least expect to happen does?

What happens when all the lies and all the secrets come out?

Well, you’re about find out.



The Fallout From Finding Emily (Kelsey O’Brien Book 1)

by Ryleigh Berkenpas

The moment a teenage boy mistakes her for another girl, Arlene knows. She knows this could be her one and only chance. She knows that finding – and knowing – her kidnapped twin is within the realm of possibility. And that possibility, no matter how much she denies she wants it, is something she can’t pass up.

For over 13 years Arlene Kelsey O’Brien thought she was okay with not knowing her identical twin. After surviving countless false â??finding Emily’ alarms, she thinks she believes her kidnapped sister is better left unfound. She doesn’t want to know Emily, who ruined her childhood by getting kidnapped, and she doesn’t want to find her either – or so she thinks until she comes face to face with Laura Jacobsen. Shaken and confused, 15 year old Arlene tries to deny the reality before her but finds that she can’t – and when she finally faces the truth, is forced to make an impossible decision. Will finding Emily be worth the possible destruction of her family?

**This novel is approximately 90,000 words and is intended for Young Adults, or the young at heart**

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The Vada Diaries: Short Stories and Confessions of a Crazy Mother (The Unbalancing Act)

by Kristen Lynn

Vada Bower is one crazy mother. The life of a stay at home mom is never dull, and with these stories, she will take you along for a ride on her crazy life. From protecting her kids, to trying to ridiculously romance her husband, she shares some of her thoughts and experiences that will leave you not only feeling better about yourself, but wanting to be her best friend!

This is a shorter piece and meant to be a companion to the full length novel, The Unbalancing Act. All of this “crazy” happened before her stay in the mental institution.

This is a work of fiction.



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