Free literary fiction Kindle books for 03 Aug 16

ROMANTIC COMEDY: Ridiculous Love (Single Mother and Baby) (Funny Maternity Pregnancy Romance)

by Janet Graves

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This is a 8,000 words (around 45 kindle pages ) CLEAN stand-alone story with an HEA, so no cliff-hangers!

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Charlotte won’t speak to her stomach. She feels ridiculous talking to her baby that hasn’t been born yet. But why? Her husband has just died, leaving her pregnant and alone. She becomes good friends with her next door neighbor, an aging hippie named Roz, and Roz tells her that she needs to focus on building meaningful relationships, starting with her baby. Through their friendship, and with a nudge from an extremely odd psychiatrist, Charlotte is finally able to feel okay being ridiculous, and is finally able to reconcile her grieving process with the process of bringing a new baby into the world. She finally lets herself feel ridiculous in her love for her baby.

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And so they became fast friends. They learned everything there was to know about each other over the course of no more than two weeks. Grief has a way of making people more talkative than they normally might be, and Charlotte found herself pouring her heart out to this woman whom she had despised only a few short weeks before. Roz knew something that seems obvious, but only becomes clear to most people after far too many years. She knew that the best thing she could be was a willing ear. When a person who is not only grieving, but going through a pregnancy, there is much to talk about. She understood that Charlotte was going through two of the most difficult processes a person can be asked to go through, and hadn’t had anyone to talk to about it since her husband had passed.

She had seen the girl’s parents hanging about the day of the funeral. They hadn’t even taken the sanctity of the moment as a sign that perhaps their petty, years-old marital arguments might be best left at the door. She had shook her head at the old fools, but had sympathized with them. She had been there too. A few days after the funeral, she noticed that Charlotte was entirely alone. She watched as Charlotte got in her SUV and drove to her doctor’s appointment all by herself, and she watched Charlotte sit on her back porch and eat fruit while reading her pregnancy books. At least the girl was still taking care of herself. She still understood the responsibility of being pregnant, however unfair her situation was. And Charlotte knew how unfair her situation was. She told Roz so. They sat on the back porch where Charlotte had once enjoyed having weekend morning coffee with her husband and talked for hours.

“It’s just,” she sighed. “It’s bull you know? I’m calling bull. It’s the worst joke possible. I should have known right? Everything was so perfect. We were Leave it to Beaver in the flesh. We met. We fell in love. We got married. We got a house. We got pregnant. We did everything right! That’s the exact order they tell you to do it in, and we did it!”

“Who told you to do it that way?” Roz asked.

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is a 8,000 word stand-alone story with an HEA, so no cliff-hangers! Story contains mature themes and language, and is intended for 18+ readers only.



pride and prejudice

by Jane Austen

“Among the writers who have approached nearest to the manner of the great master, we have no hesitation in placing Jane Austen.” â??Thomas Macaulay
“â??Pride and Prejudice’ is the best novel in the language.” â??Anthony Trollope
“I used to think that men did everything better than women, but that was before I read Jane Austen. I don’t think any man ever wrote better than Jane Austen.” â??Rex Stout
“Elizabeth Bennet has but to speak, and I am at her knees.” â??Robert Louis Stevenson
“Read again, and for the third time at least, Miss Austen’s very finely written novel of â??Pride and Prejudice.’ That young lady has a talent for describing the involvements and feelings and characters of ordinary life which is to me the most wonderful I ever met with.” â??Sir Walter Scott

Since its immediate success in 1813, Pride and Prejudice has remained one of the most popular novels in the English language. Jane Austen called this brilliant work “her own darling child” and its vivacious heroine, Elizabeth Bennet, “as delightful a creature as ever appeared in print.” The romantic clash between the opinionated Elizabeth and her proud beau, Mr. Darcy, is a splendid performance of civilized sparring. And Jane Austen’s radiant wit sparkles as her characters dance a delicate quadrille of flirtation and intrigue, making this book the most superb comedy of manners of Regency England.



Short Stories With A Twist

by Destination Infinity

‘Short Stories with a Twist’ is a short story collection that contains eleven of the author’s favorite short stories, written by himself. These were selected from more than 60 short stories written and published on the author’s blog over the last few years. A couple of stories were written exclusively for this book.

The author likes to give one or more twists in each tale, and hopes the reader will be surprised by it.

This is a book of short fiction and can be read in installments or at one go. You can finish the book within a couple of hours – it is perfect for a quick coffee break, evening, or weekend read.

Some stories are serious, some are humorous, some are serious and humorous! This selection is mostly set in India and has been written in simple English that anyone across the world can follow easily. This book is not for kids – it is meant to be read by young adults, new adults, and adults.

The author has also published a novella – ‘The Archers Revenge’, and a non fiction book – ‘India: 55 Must See Places & 50 Must Do Things’, earlier.



Romance : Sweet Revenge Diet : Personal Story of Diet and Weight Loss (Short Stories books collection)A Women’s Fiction Novel series (Romance novel) (Based on true stories Book 2)

by Rose Fox

What happens when love doesn’t go exactly to plan? Is there a way to change it and get back on track?

Right from the start, even in Kindergarten, Annabelle was made fun of because of her weight. Nobody wanted to play with the fat kid.

In High School she found that it was much the same. Nobody, much less the school heart-throb Damon, would have dated her.

So, increasingly in desperation, Annabelle decided to embark on a risky and dangerous diet, in a bid to lose as much weight as she could. As the years went on she became a star player on the school basketball team and slowly but surely Damon began to take her seriously.

And as their relationship blossoms, and Annabelle’s career as an artist takes off, Damon asks her to marry him.

But what happens when Annabelle lets herself go and begins to gain weight again? And what happens when a fashion house comes calling? Will Damon see the error of his ways? Will Annabelle prove herself one more time?

Also included in this intense tale of romance an excellent recipe, perfect for dieters and sure to have you looking for more.



In Search of Lost Time [volumes 1 to 7] (Centaurus Classics) [The 50 greatest novels of all time – #08]

by Marcel Proust

On the surface a traditional “Bildungsroman” describing the narrator’s journey of self-discovery, this huge and complex book is also a panoramic and richly comic portrait of France in the author’s lifetime, and a profound meditation on the nature of art, love, time, memory and death. But for most readers it is the characters of the novel who loom the largest: Swann and Odette, Monsieur de Charlus, Morel, the Duchesse de Guermantes, Françoise, Saint-Loup and so many others â?? Giants, as the author calls them, immersed in Time.
“In Search of Lost Time” is a novel in seven volumes. The novel began to take shape in 1909. Proust continued to work on it until his final illness in the autumn of 1922 forced him to break off. Proust established the structure early on, but even after volumes were initially finished he kept adding new material, and edited one volume after another for publication. The last three of the seven volumes contain oversights and fragmentary or unpolished passages as they existed in draft form at the death of the author; the publication of these parts was overseen by his brother Robert.



Back Trouble (Whitbury Tales Book 1)

by M.W. Kinnaird

How do you get away with murder? Simon Cheese thinks he’s worked it out, as long as he sticks to the rules:

1. Don’t have a criminal record.

2. Don’t have a motive.

3. Under no circumstances kill someone you know.

(And don’t, whatever you do, let your wife know what you’re up to.)

With a little planning, it should be easy. Why, then, do things keep going wrong? Is it because of Simon’s vicious nemesis, the Weasel? Is it because of his foolish pursuit of the beautiful Lady Milston? Or is it simply because Simon’s not as clever as he thinks he is?

Or maybe you just shouldn’t try to kill someone when you’ve got a bad back.



Clifford and Claudia: A Novel

by James Halat

“It takes my keen eye no time at all to discern that Clifford is prettier than Claudia.”

Clifford and Claudia is powered by two remarkable characters: a twenty year old, Charles, who arrives at the door of the cozy pizza shop owned by Clifford and Claudia on a snowy Thursday night, fully unprepared for what is beyond the threshold; and Clara, a cranky old woman who is out to save mankind with a pack of Camels, a glass of scotch, and a mouth that could take the paint off a passing automobile.

As their paths converge, and reality becomes a slippery demon, James Halat enfolds the reader in a world of improbable snowfalls, extraordinary childhoods, an incredibly shrinking adversary, and one unforgettable trip on the uptown local.  

A story of elusive dreams, unexpected love, and unwavering persistence, Clifford and Claudia rips away the veneer of social niceties to expose the vulnerabilities that fuel the over-the-top characters in this remarkable story of one young man’s savagely funny and sometimes cruel coming of age during his desperate days of life with Clifford and Claudia.



The Transformation (Part One of Ashes) (The Tales of Tartarus)

by A.L. Mengel

You’ve seen Antoine before.

You’ve seen him walking in his high black boots, his long, flowing coat catching the wind and charismatic demeanor as he would stop and smile. Everyone wants to know him. He is captivating. Alluring. Exotic. Mysterious.

But you haven’t really seen him.

He is haunted and hunted by the same demons that follow him around every corner. Despite his transgressions, he is still regarded highly in society. A paranormal researcher wants to write a book about him. And several others become enamored with Antoine’s keen sensitivity, creating a growing, infecting obsession with this mysterious creature.

But with the obsession comes a price. No matter how much one can try to transform, can the wretched be forgiven? Ashes will take you on a journey – the struggle to understand one’s inner self in the midst of chaos and madness. As the glimpse of light seems so far through darkness, the journey towards redemption is where the soul lies.



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