Free literary fiction Kindle books for 27 Apr 15

Thick as Thieves (Circle C Milestones)

by Susan K. Marlow

Fourteen-year-old Andrea Carter would rather ride her beloved palomino, Taffy, than do anything else. But life on the Circle C ranch in 1882 is busy. Between school and chores, Andi is left with little time to prepare for Taffy’s first foaling. Then when the event finally arrives, it nearly ends in disaster.

Returning to school keeps Andi hard-pressed to find time for foal training. And she now has a new problem on her hands–Macy Walker, who has been assigned as Andi’s seatmate. The new girl’s crude manners and cruel behavior bring storm clouds into Andi’s life, as does the news that cattle rustlers have moved into the valley.

When the cattle rustlers turn to stealing horses and strike the Carter ranch, Andi’s only hope for recovering her precious colts lies with Macy. Can Andi trust this wild girl? Does she have a choice?



Praise the Day at Night

by T. A. Borch

In a wretched life of welfare checks, sleeping pills and conversations with a dead father, Timo’s only source of joy is the occasional visit from his long-time friend and lover, Isabel. When tragedy befalls them and Isabel spirals into a deep depression, Timo makes it his sole purpose in life to carry her back to the surface, hoping that this time, she’ll stay, and possibly find a place by his side.

As his own health begins to falter, Timo fears that the secrets behind his wretched state will be exposed to piercing daylight once and for all, and quite possibly drive Isabel away.

“Praise the Day at Night” is a story of loss, grief and agony in a veil of solipsism, and of the warm caring that suddenly pierces through; a tale of taking upon yourself a much greater burden than any man should have to carry alone. All with the backdrop of an Arctic town, with the cold and perilous wilderness always a stone’s throw away.

T. A. Borch weaves a captivating tale, plunging into the murky depths of the human psyche, dealing with the burdens of grief, depression, abandonment, and contrasting it with the burning love that makes it all worthwile. A leisurely pace combines with Borch’s poetic language to paint vivid scenes in the reader’s mind, making this novella a must-read for lovers of literary fiction.



The Ballad of the White Horse (Xist Classics)

by G.K. Chesterton

One of the Last Great Epic Poems in the English Language

By the yawning tree in the twilight
The King unbound his sword,
Severed the harp of all his goods,
And there in the cool and soundless woods
Sounded a single chord.
â?? G.K. Chesterton, The Ballad of the White Horse

The The Ballad of the White Horse is an epic poem by G.K. Chesterton about the adventurs of the Saxon king, Alfred the Great. Good battles evil as the Christian English king seeks victory over pagan invaders. In both conception and detail, J.R.R. Tolkien is said to have been indebted to The Ballad of the White Horse in his writing of The Lord of the Rings.



BDSM: Toys – An Erotic Bondageromance Masochism Sadism Sadist BDSMErotica Submission Dominance Romantic Short Story

by Lady Aingealicia

BDSM: Toys – An Erotic Bondageromance Masochism Sadism Sadist BDSMErotica Submission Dominance Romantic Short Story



A Steaming Hot Erotic BDSM Short Story

Lessons to be Learned

Jasmyn had been with Max for over 6 months and had grown accustomed to the lifestyle that he opened up to her. Many would not understand that she did this of her own freewill and wanted what he gave to her. She wanted all he would give to her and more. He had guided her safely through a world where few understood or accepted. She had learned that her nature was more that of a slave rather than a submissive, yet Max always allowed her the safety words if things became too intense. She wanted to belong to Max and him to be hers, she wanted to earn that right.

This is an adult, graphic erotic romance short story containing explicit content only suitable for adults.

Tags: BDSM, BDSMerotica, bondageromance, Masochist, Sadism, Sadist, Bondage



The Island of Doctor Moreau (Xist Classics)

by H.G. Wells

When Edward Prendick is shipwrecked on a mysterious island, he discovers his host is creating monsters.

“An animal may be cunning and ferocious enough, but it takes a real man to tell a lie.” â?? H.G. Wells, The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896)

The Island of Doctor Moreau is a science ficition adventure story by H.G. Wells. Addressing strikingly modern themes of medical and scientific morality, the Island of Dr. Moreau is a relevant and exciting read.



The Jungle (Xist Classics)

by Upton Sinclair

A Novel that Changed America’s Future

“They use everything about the hog except the squeal.” â?? Upton Sinclair, The Jungle

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair was a novel based on Sinclair’s incognito research in a Chicago meatpacking plant.



The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Xist Classics)

by Washington Irving

A late night ride brings a horrifying sight

“There is nothing like the silence and loneliness of night to bring dark shadows over the brightest mind.” â?? Washington Irving, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” is a short story by American author Washington Irving that has become a Halloween and horror classic. Set in 1790 in Tarrytown, New York, Ichabod Crane encounters a mysterious figure who carries his head not on his shoulders, but in his saddle.



Pygmalion (Xist Classics)

by George Bernard Shaw

Read the play that became the film My Fair Lady

“I sold flowers. I didn’t sell myself. Now you’ve made a lady of me I’m not fit to sell anything else.” â?? George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion

In George Bernard Shaw’s classic drama, Pygmalion, Professor Henry Higgins transforms a low-class flower-seller into a lady, all through changing the way she speaks. This funny, romantic and thought-provoking play is a classic work that should be read by all fans of Eliza Doolittle.



Queen Lucia (Xist Classics)

by E.F. Benson

Meet Queen Lucia, the character that inspired the BBC show, Mapp and Lucia

“The hours of the morning between breakfast and lunch were the time which the inhabitants of Riseholme chiefly devoted to spying on each other.” â?? E.F. Benson, Queen Lucia

E.F. Benson’s Queen Lucia is a delightful and humorous novel about upper-middle-class British people in the 1920s and 1930s, set in the seaside town of Tilling.



Resurrection (Xist Classics)

by Leo Tolstoy

Tolstoy’s Final Novel

“It was clear that everything considered important and good was insignificant and repulsive, and that all this glamour and luxury hid the old well-known crimes, which not only remained unpunished but were adorned with all the splendor men can devise.” â?? Leo Tolstoy, Resurrection

A nobleman seeks to right a past sin and discovers he’s been living in a golden world of privilege. When he visits the prison where his former maid has been sentenced, he is awakened to a world of oppression, injustice and barbarity. Resurrection is not Tolstoy’s most famous novel, but it was his best-selling book.



THIN ICE BIG LAKE ONE TWO MANY DAMS

by Neel Popish

An Colombian engineer in South America sells his soul to the devil and builds a dam while those beneath him make a dollar an hour. He is not fully satisfied that the new life the dam will make possible will be satisfactory and follows the companies orders to stay on schedule even though he knows the dam will collapse if he does so.



Yellow Oleander

by Neeshant Srivastava

Robin is the pride of his father ‘R’ man. Living a life on the wild side, he has the most adventurous and beautiful childhood. Everything is on track until the arrival of Augustus Flavious. Augustus hones a personal vendetta against ‘R’ man and uses Robin as an scapegoat for revenge. What ensues is the most horrid tale of Robin trying to cope up with life. Acute mental depression leads to schizophrenia. ‘R’ man is harsh on the children and loses his temper quite often. The house constantly burns in tension and nervous energy.Yet it is ‘R’ man who saves Robin from the claws of death while Augustus is nowhere to be found. ‘Episodes’ of hallucinations are a major feature of Robin’s life and he constantly struggles to come out of them.



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