Free historical fiction Kindle books for 26 Feb 15

Tender is the Knight

by Kathryn Le Veque

1228 A.D. – After a vicious battle with old adversaries that sees his father killed, Sir Dennis d’Vant finds himself the head of the House of d’Vant. A house descended from the kings of Cornwall, they are a proud but warring people. Their most hated enemy is their neighbor to the north, the rich and cunning Earl of Cornwall. Dennis, however, is not like his forefathers; a giant of a man and a skilled warrior, he is also quiet and gentle. He does not possess the same fiery instincts of his family and for that, he is often looked upon as weak.

But Dennis is anything but weak; he is brilliant and introspective. He knows what it takes to achieve real peace. When his father is killed, he sends an offer of marriage to the Cornwall to cement a peaceful alliance between the two warring neighbors. Dennis is trustworthy; the earl is not. Little does Dennis realize that his offer to marry a woman of the earl’s choosing will change his life more drastically than he could ever imagine, and put the House of d’Vant in danger of being wiped from the face of the earth.

The Lady Ryan de Bretagne is the daughter of the earl’s captain. Having no daughters himself, the earl chooses Ryan to marry into the hated House of d’Vant. Ryan is a feisty, head-strong woman and wants no part of the marriage, but is forced to wed the giant knight with the mysterious gray eyes. When he takes her back to St. Austell Castle, she is introduced to a shocking new world of women who dress and fight as knights, of filthy keeps and filthy men, and of a people who want to hate her simply because she is related to the Earl of Cornwall. As Ryan struggles to become acclimated to her strange and frightening new world, the Earl of Cornwall works in secret to destroy the treaty he has agreed to fulfill, thereby eliminating the House of d’Vant once and for all so he can confiscate their lands. At the heart of all of the earl’s animosity is a terrible secret that binds Cornwall to the House of d’Vant, something so awful that it cannot be spoken of. But those who know the secret know how very shameful it is to both sides.

Join Dennis and Ryan as they face one crisis after another, from pirates that lay siege to St. Austell Castle, of dark family secrets, and to wars in Wales when Dennis is forced to fight for the king in order to save his beloved castle. But no obstacles are too much for Dennis and Ryan to overcome because beneath the hatred and deceit, murder and lies, a love stronger than life itself binds them together even as their two worlds try to tear them apart.

Swan Song

by Tracey Ward

Surrounded by bullets and blood, gangsters and empty promises, singer Adrian Marcone navigates Chicago’s seedy underworld by keeping men at bay and her heart on ice.

But trouble is brewing and the city is on the brink of war, calling a new soldier into the ranks. One who is dark, deadly, and so much more. So many things Adrian can’t deny.

Now the city is heating up, Adrian is thawing, and she’ll learn that fate will not be denied.

That some melodies, once heard, can never be forgotten.

*Due to language and sexual content, this book is not recommended for readers under 18.

Blood Oath: The Janna Chronicles 1

by Felicity Pulman

Love, revenge, secrets – and murder – in a medieval kingdom at war.

A young woman, left alone and destitute after the mysterious death of her mother, plants a sprig of rosemary on her grave and vows, somehow, to bring the murderer to justice. But who can Janna trust with the truth? Even the villein Godric, who wants to marry her, and Hugh, the dashing nobleman, have secrets that threaten her heart and her safety.

In a country torn apart by the vicious civil war between King Stephen and the Empress Matilda, Janna needs all her wits and courage to stay alive as she comes closer to those who are determined to silence her forever.

Strange Association

by Amy K. Jones

Private Investigator, Mike Tine, finds himself empty-handed, beaten and unable to return to his home, a small apartment above his most trusted friend’s restaurant, Mitchy’s. As he searches for the girl a mysterious client has hired him to find, and then the client himself, he finds his friends turning into dangerous enemies he cannot avoid. Someone is watching his every move and that someone today is you.

Idyllic Mischief: Mauritius – Billionaire Island

by Gracie Eileen

“He’s got a demonic reputation all over the island….”

When a lonely marriage becomes a nightmare, Indie Malone leaves New York and to escape her husband’s empty promises and heal her sorrow. When her best friend Sasha doesn’t show to meet her in London but sends her a ticket to visit her on an idyllic tropical island in the Indian Ocean, Indie decides to make the journey to the far side of the world.

Sasha’s life and home are luxurious but her husband, like Indie’s, is controlling and unloving. Together again, the two friends return to their fun-seeking ways. But far away from real life, Mauritius harbors secrets and corruption. The hedonistic inhabitants live decadent lives of privilege hidden from the outside world.

Damien Lothaire Beauregard Le-Comte, is renowned as being the island playboy. He never stays with a woman for more than one night and the French aristocratic families keep their daughters locked away from his hunting expeditions. He’s on the prowl for a new seduction and Indie is the perfect lost girl. Until he finds himself getting involved- something he’s sworn will never happen.

A sexy romantic novel, Idyllic Mischief is Book One of “Mauritius-The Billionaire Island Series” 31,000 words. Book Two is “Idyllic Danger”

Book 3 “Idyllic Desire” Coming March 2015

Tartan Clash (Violent Affray Book 1)

by Sullivan Reid

Set in contemporary Britain,a pre ordained violent affray between two rival Scots Clans is set up to exorcise the ghost of an ancient grudge. The Campbell and MacDonald vendetta brought back from the past, concluded and observed in High definition as Live action roll-play.

The story accelerates northwards towards an elegantly orchestrated battle.

Streaked through with humour and simmering tension, this is a tale of violent vendetta and political tension set in our own modern times.


Under the Earl’s Discipline (Historical Victorian Erotic Romance)

by Seraphina Ward

When nineteen year old Georgiana finds that her family’s debts are mounting, her mother is delighted at the unexpected offer of marriage for her eldest daughter.

Though she is inexperienced, the Earl of Londesbury has been keeping a close eye on her from afar and has waited for the day when she will come of age so he can give her the hard discipline he knows she needs and he canclaim her as his own.

Reader’s Note: This short story quickie contains adult language and sexy scenes.

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