Free literary fiction Kindle books for 20 Aug 14

Something Safe, Something Free

by Janice Daugharty

In time, Willie will drop from his high on alcohol and self-pity. In time, he will adapt to working for the black man who used to work for him. Bear now owns Willie’s hard-earned heavy-construction business because of a glitch in government regulations. But what Wille will never adapt to is his x-wife’s conning him out of his twin girls.

Hawks Mountain (The Hawks Mountain Series)

by Elizabeth Sinclair

Rebecca Hawks has come home to remember who she was before the lure of life as a social worker in a big city nearly destroyed her-and might, still. She’s moved back to her family’s namesake mountain in West Virginia, where Granny Jo Hawks can help her forget the horrors she’d seen and been unable to prevent. Ex-Navy Corpsman, Nicholas Hart, has moved to Hawks Mountain in hope that its timeless Appalachian serenity will help him overcome his painful war memories. Now Rebecca and Nicholas must find each other-and their chances of a life together after putting the past to rest-on Hawks Mountain. Elizabeth Sinclair is the award-winning, bestselling author of numerous romance novels and two acclaimed instructional books for writers. Her novels have been translated into seven languages and are sold in seventeen countries. She lives in St. Augustine, Florida, with her husband and two dogs.

Forged in Death (The Death Wizard Chronicles Book 1)

by Jim Melvin

Enter the realm . . .

Book One, The Death Wizard Chronicles.

Only a Death-Knower can die. And live again.

Only a Death-Knower can return from death. And remember.

Only a Death-Knower can tell the world what he’s seen. Not all care to listen.

For a thousand years, none have rivaled the power of Torg, the Death-Knower wizard, as he ruled his people and kept peace on Triken.

Now a new threat has suddenly arisen. The evil sorcerer Invictus is greater even than Torg, and his greed and ambition threaten to engulf the land in eternal darkness. When Invictus imprisons Torg in a horrifying pit bored into the solid rock of a frozen mountain, the fate of Triken hangs in the balance.

Torg becomes freedom’s final hope, but first he must die to earn the victory.

Jim Melvin is the author of The Death Wizard Chronicles, a six-book epic fantasy. He was an award-winning journalist at the St. Petersburg Times for twenty-five years. As a reporter, he specialized in science, nature, health and fitness, and he wrote about everything from childhood drowning to erupting volcanoes. Jim is a student of Eastern philosophy and mindfulness meditation, both of which he weaves extensively into his work. Jim lives in Upstate South Carolina in the foothills of the mountains. He’s married and has five daughters. Visit him at and

Egret Cove (The Angela Dunn Series)

by Margaret Nava

At sixty-something years old Angela Dunn has given up on finding much excitement in her life. She’s got her half-blind dog, Gizmo, a crummy retail job, a tiny house, and no close friends or family to call on in her Kokomo, Indiana hometown. But when her brother, Tony, calls from Florida with a house-sitting offer, Angela has to gear up all her courage to accept. What about the bugs? The alligators? Her fear of hurricanes? Not knowing what else to do, she sells her few belongings, loads the dog into her SUV, and soon, there she is: living in a cute-as-a-bug house trailer, being romanced by a handsome, gray-haired Italian, making friends with wild women, and trying very hard to let go of the past and find the joy in life once more.

A Japanese Man in Yangshuo: Short Story

by E. B. Purtill

This captivating new short story by author E. B. Purtill is an unforgettable tale of survival and love.

Takeo, a photographer based in New York City, returns home to his native Japan, and while there is caught in the middle of a national disaster. What should have been a short vacation home abruptly turns into a struggle for survival and a desperate search for his missing family. A Japanese Man in Yangshuo is a mesmerizing and compelling portrait of life, death, and family love.

Anna Serena: A Modern Romance

by J G. Rothberg

(Suggested For Mature Readers) Anna Serena, the erotically charged story of Anna and her two lovers, Nick and Ethan, is set against a backdrop of Pop artist Andy Warhol and his entourage. Anna is a lustful romantic who, as she tells it, grew up with Warhol in Pittsburgh Pa, went to elementary and high school with the artist and lived two doors away.

Anna and Andy didn’t see each other once she became pregnant at sixteen. When she gave birth, the baby was sold for adoption by Anna’s parents. With this life event gnawing at her every turn as an adult, she nevertheless brims with excited anticipation as the book opens with a Warhol art exhibit of his famous Campbell Soup Can paintings.

But blissful anticipation morphs into betrayal, drugs and gratuitous sex. Andy Warhol shuns her, never publicly recognizes her.

Lustful Anna adopts the look and personae of the deceased Marilyn Monroe and she pushes her romantic desires for both Nick and Ethan and an agenda of Free Love. Anna the enigmatic young woman as Marilyn descends slowly into an abyss of ingenuousness, as tragedy waits.

The story of Anna Serena begins during the Camelot years of the JFK presidency, and ends with his assassination. Anna Serena is about passion, and desire and the unpredictability of life forces.

About me: J.G. (Gerald, Gerry, Jerry} Rothberg founded Circus Magazine, the famed rock and roll publication and had been its editor and publisher for thirty-five years. Rothberg has also published and edited MGF. Men’s Guide to Fashion and Sports Mirror magazines during this time. Visit his website for more information. He is the author of “The Esau Swindle”, “Love Song for Montana Greene” and the forthcoming, “Anna Serena!”, a Romance Novel of Free-Love, Betrayal, Drugs, Art and Andy Warhol.

Rude Scrawls: Seven Short Stories by Malachi Stone

by Malachi Stone

Rude Scrawls by Malachi Stone is a compendium of short stories featuring adults misbehaving in various and sundry ways. None of the characters in this anthology are any better than they have to be, and some are quite a bit worse than they ought to be.

The Territory: Prologue

by Jordan Mulder

** Please note that this is a prologue only. Subsequent chapters are forthcoming. **

Alaska, 1896. Three lone figures–one father, two sons–the McQuestens beat their way through a swiftly freezing wilderness as cold overtakes them. Miles ahead, they know, is an abandoned trading outpost, the collapsing structure of which may offer a season’s respite–should it still stand. Behind them lies Circle City, a crippled settlement on the Yukon presided over by a warped Justice, and on their trail is LeRoy de Mantis, a malevolent bloodhound tasked with their retrieval. With a cast of characters more symbols than men and a narrator even more reluctant than he is unreliable, The Territory plays fast and loose with history, faster with the gunplay, and yet faster with its vocabulary.

But no fear. Accompanying you all the while is the voice of your narrator, Jack McQuesten: irrepressible but introspective, defiant but defensive, a raconteur one moment and a recluse the next. Ambitious, big-hearted, and lawlessly comic, minutely observed yet massive in scope, The Territory dives into an exemplary episode in North American history and emerges with the stuff of myth.

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