Free literary fiction Kindle books for 06 Aug 16

Natalia and Christina

by Maria Lampadaridou Pothou

The temperature’s rising in the Mediterraneanâ?¦

Greece, the 1990s

Natalia

Natalia and Eugenios were once very much in love.

But now their marriage is more like a nightmare than the fairy tale it once was.

Her childhood friend Anna thinks she’s crazy.

Eugenios is a wonderful man, but Natalia has grown to detest his long nocturnal walks, his love of poetryâ?¦

She wants a man who’s successful and ambitious.

But when she suggests a divorce, she is appalled to find Eugenios, who has fallen in love with another woman, is more than happy to agree.

And suddenly the very things that drove her crazy about him are the things she misses most.

As Eugenios divides his time between Natalia and his new love – a talented musician named Sybil – Natalia starts planning how to get her husband back.

And she knows only one thing will workâ?¦

Christina

Christina and Alexandros are madly in love.

For Christina, it is a love that consumes her entire life.

She is nothing without Alexandros, a man from a once noble but now impoverished family.

With Christina by his side, the liquidation of assets stops and new wealth is starts to build.

Everything is working out, or so she thinksâ?¦

When Alexandros takes up with another woman, Nausica, Christina is left heartbroken and angry.

But pride keeps her going and soon Alexandros is wondering if he’s made the right decision after all.

Is it too late to rescue what they once had?

Or is their perfect union lost foreverâ?¦?

In Natalia and Christina enter a world of lost love and longing, as seen through the eyes of two women forced to rebuild their lives after losing the man they loved.

Maria Lampadaridou Pothou is a bestselling author in Greece and has published both historical and contemporary fiction as well as poetry and plays. She was educated at the Panteion University of Athens and the Sorbonne, Paris. Her work has been highly acclaimed by the Academy of Athens as well as other literary societies, and has been translated into English, French and Swedish. She has won numerous awards for her work, including the 2001 Greek State Theatre Prize and two Academy of Athens prizes for her novels With the Storm Lamp and Maroula of Lemnos. Her poetry collection The Mystic Passage was nominated by the Greek Ministry of Culture for the Prize of Europe. Maria currently lives in Athens.



In the Dry

by Sid Gustafson

In America it is hard to vanish. America is hard to change.
In America it is hard to disappear. In America you cannot disappear.
In America you can’t vanish. In Americaâ?¦



Horror Fiction: Valley of the Dolls (Horror Fiction)

by Gerard Harrison

Jacqueline Thorn is a young, beautiful African American woman that takes a spur of the moment road trip to escape the pain of coping with a recent break-up. She meets an attractive, middle-aged white man named Clayton Powell at a diner during a rest stop and decides to make him a lucky man. However what begins as an innocent potential one night stand turns into something much more nefarious. In the space of minutes Jacqueline is plunged into a nightmare of mass murder, lunacy, and unspeakable horror.



Arm The Children

by Ronald Raubaugh

My dad is going to hurt my little sister Sarah.

Soon.

And I don’t mean punch in the face or cut with a knife hurt either. I mean the kind of hurt that never ends. Right now she is a happy five-year-old little girl. The kind of little girl who can cheer you up just by looking at her. But one night my dad is going to get drunk and go to her room and Sarah will scream at him to stop but he won’t listen and when he is done the bright light will be gone from her eyes and it will never come back and Sarah will never be the same and it will be my fault because I promised that I wouldn’t let him hurt her.

I pinkie swore.

And you can’t break a pinkie swear.

I don’t know how to stop him from hurting her. But I know I’m going to try. And if I don’t stop him, I want Sarah to know I tried my best and I love her very, very much and I’m very, very sorry.

Not that it will matter much.

(* A previous version of this novel received a contract offer from HarperCollins in May 2009 which the author eventually refused to sign. *)



Dark Shadows: A Psychological Horror

by Toni Vallan

My name’s Ella Raimi.
Until last week, my life was pretty normal for a sixteen-year-old. Until I spent that awful night trapped in the janitor’s closet in utter darkness. Until the dreams began â?? suffocating, panic-filled dreams. My best friend Kyla stays with me, but the dreams still continue. And I wake each morning with cuts & burns on my skin. I don’t recall inflicting them.
And then there is the blood on my hands and my sheets when I wake up.
I’m afraid of myself.
I’m afraid I am a killer.
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This is a standalone title.



Clémentine’s Uncommon Scents

by Jocelyne Lebon

Have you ever been hijacked? By your nose, that is? Have you ever been, at a mere whiff, snatched and catapulted into a time of remembered bliss? Or remembered grief? What if your nose was a veritable time machine transporting and immersing you, mind, body and soul into a past long gone yet as exquisitely vivid as the present?

On the surface, there is nothing remarkable about Clémentine’s nose: it has only two nostrils and sits roughly in the middle of her face. Yet when it is discovered that the six-year old has in fact the nose of a bloodhound, it soon converts her into a force to be reckoned with in the small hamlet where she is growing up. Is she angel or beast? Her bizarre attribute garners her praise but also subjects her to taunts and insults, until a searing humiliation brings her ambivalence to a tipping point, and upon reaching puberty she makes a decision which will change the course of her life by a few latitudes. How she handles and resolves her strong ambivalence is developed in this olfactory odyssey, a sensuous tale with comedy, drama, and romance, drenched in fragrant magic realism.



Angry Birds: a short story

by Calumet

A man seeks refuge in the mountains after an accident.



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