Free historical fiction Kindle books for 14 Aug 16

Clean Romance: Historical Western Romance: The Runaway (Inspirational Historical Second Chance Rancher Romance) (Westerns Happy Sweet Holiday Urban Short Stories)

by Johanna Jenkins

This is a standalone short story with no cliffhanger and comes with various bonus stories at the end.

Ruth Watson of Connecticut has run away from home. After stealing away from her drunk and abusive father’s home with the aid of her kindly town pastor, she finds herself traveling to Texas in order to marry Abel O’Connor. Abel, a farmer in Texas, has been courting Ruth by letter for several months. He has proved himself to be a kind, eloquent young man with a large and happy family of three brothers. Ruth is eager to become his wife, however, there is one problem. She has not told him about her father’s problems with drink, nor his abusive tendencies. And, when Ruth’s father angrily follows her to Texas, intending to drag her back to Connecticut with him, Ruth is forced to tell Abel the truth about her past. Will Abel be Abel to accept Ruth as she is? Or, will the ghosts of the past prove to be too difficult to overcome?

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The Blood Red Nails of War: A Novella

by Hannah Warren

France 1908. As every year Count Horace de Dragoncourt and his wife and children leave Paris to spend the summer months at Château Drakòn in the Departement of Roye. The four siblings, Miss Elle in particular, run wild and give free rein to their boredom in the countryside. Until the socially-awkward but beautiful Swedish orphan Agnes Gunarsson, step-daughter of Baron Maxilimian Dupuis de Melancourt, pays them a visit and both Elle and her twin-brother Jacques fall head over heels for the ethereal, bookish nymph, with desastrous consequences.

France 1917. The First World War is raging over the north of France and Château Drakòn has been turned into a provisional hospital. Agnes is now a qualified doctor and despite her vow never to return to Drakòn and its freethinking inhabitants, finds herself operating non-stop on wounded soldiers in the castle’s former dining room.

A tender coming-of-age tale of darkness and light, love and misunderstanding. The war, both personal and universal, knows how to unite the opposing forces.



ROMANCE: Beautiful Release: (New Adult Dark Romance) (Contemporary Alpha Male Standalone)

by Viva Fox

Alexis made a huge mistake. A lot of huge mistakes, actually. On the top of that list was dating a man who used her and lied to her. Also on the top of that list was stealing his dirty money and trying to get away with it.

She considered it payback for the years of lies and humiliation, but she was pretty sure he wasn’t about to see it that way. The only thing left for her to do was get out of town. Fast.

The only problem standing in her way was AJ, who seemed to show up at the least convenient times. Add to the mix that he is her ex’s brother and Alexis isn’t at all sure he can be trusted. But his words say he wants to help, and her body is inclined to believe him.

But a few rounds in bed aren’t enough to tell her for sure whose side AJ’s on. When it all hits the fan, where will AJ end up? In her bed or in bed with the enemy?

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WARNING: Mature content. 18+ readers recommended.



Menage: FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING (Alpha Male Threesome Romance) (New Adult Threesome Short Stories)

Looking to heat up your cold nights? This is a steamy collection of hot, first time swinging and ménage a trois stories that are sure to please�

FIRST TIME TRADE

FIRST TIME FOURSOME

GIVEN TO CURIOSITY

PARTYING WITH BILLIONAIRES

This eBook contains a collection of short stories with bonus stories added for your enjoyment.

WARNING: These stories are super hot with explicit scenes that do not leave much to the imagination. This eBook is intended for adult eyes only!!



ROMANCE: A SECRET BABY COWBOY BILLIONAIRE BBW ROMANCE: Say You’ll Stay (BBW African American Interracial Romance Clean Family Saga Contemporary Series Romance) (The Mitch Clifton Series Book 3)

by Tully Hawkes

Some Background On The Series

Mitch Clifton has never played by the rules.

He’s bucked every rule and denied every expectation placed on him. He’s spent a lifetime creating the life he wanted and refusing to settle for the life others thought he should lead.

But, reeling from his father’s death, Mitch is starting to realize there are some things in life you can’t avoid – no matter how much time you spend crafting the ideal life.

Mandy has always prided herself on her work ethic and sensibility. She doesn’t let people down. She never makes a wrong step. She always has a smile on her face.

And when she finds herself on the losing end of a romance, she ends up right where she shouldn’t be.

~ The Mitch Clifton Series: Book Three ~

Mitch knew he needed to have Mandy – and their baby – in his life.

But when family drama leaves the truth exposed, Mandy is sure she’ll never be able to look past it and have everything she’d thought was just within reach with Mitch.

Will Mitch be able to prove his love to her and will they be able to overcome the hurdles before them – or will the fairytale ending they both deserve never come?

AUTHOR NOTE: This is book 3 of 3. Full of intrigue, perfect for the coffee break readers delivered in deliciously bite-sized reads. Over 11,500 words to help you escape the everyday. Has mature themes and is intended for readers 18+. Enjoy!



A Miracle in Shreveport

by Michael Jasper

“We were lucky to make it out of Shreveport alive on that early spring day in 1917.”

A story of the first truly integrated baseball team, decades before Jackie Robinson, set during the early years of World War I. Magic, miracles, and more…

“A Miracle in Shreveport” was first published in Electric Velocipede, May 2007, and it also garnered an Honorable Mention in the Year’s Best Science Fiction vol. 25.

This story is part of the novel The All Nations Team.



The Devil on God’s Mountain

by Sandra Gallimore

An old monk continues his ten-year trek searching for someone in a world filled with danger. It is the 13th century, and the Inquisition shows no signs of slowing. In this sequel to the epic saga, Chronicles of Jongleur, the Storyteller, Father Simon, a former priest and teacher has set fire to the letter he has just received and burned down his monastery cabin. He has left his life in Britain to walk the mountains and valleys of France.

Father Simon knows he is searching for someone he may never find. He has no idea who they are or where to find them, but he will not cease searching until he is dead.

And neither will the Devil on God’s Mountain.



In Her Heart

by Lesli Neubauer

A very young girl of thirteen is pulled towards the ship that will take her to America, to a new and better life. She stows away and almost falls prey to a very harsh crewman when he catches her, but a kind young stranger saves her by telling the crewman she is his little sister. This young stranger and his friend alternate giving up their food rations to keep her from starving. But they lose track of her after they land in Galveston, Texas. Freida is separated and quarantined. Just when her “brothers” think they are going to get her out, they are told she is already gone. Have they lost her forever? What will become of Freida now? How will she survive?
Three years later she is caught red handed stealing eggs from Joshua’s mother’s chicken house. She is the most beautiful thing he has ever seen and must figure out a way to help her, but what will his mother say?



Sweet Surrender (Mercers of Montana Book 1)

by Evelyn MacQuaid

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The exquisite Lady Olivia Tarrington of London’s upper class arrives in corrupt and decrepit Virginia City, Montana, coerced to marry Jackson Mercer, the black sheep of an established Montanan family, who has a dark and cruel past.

As the eldest daughter of Lord Tarrington, Olivia must honour her father’s arrangement with the powerful Mercers, which will erase his burgeoning debt and ensure her sisters marry according to their choosing.

Torn between her growing desire for a dangerous man and another who’d give her the life she’s accustomed to, she has to make a choice. But to find the freedom she desperately yearns for, she must first unlock her heart.

“Sweet Surrender” is a standalone Victorian Western Historical Romance. It’s the first book in the “Mercers of Montana Series” and is available as a free read with a Kindle Unlimited subscription.



In the Black: 1966

by M.T. Bass

The Sixties — The decade you love to hate or hate to love. Hippies & War; Sex, Drugs, & Rock ‘n Roll; Free love and a man on the moon. Yada-yada-yada.

This novel has been fermenting for way too many years and strangely enough the times seem ripe for a story about that infamous decade. After all, the radicals are the establishment now — just check the White House Visitor Log. For me the decade was a flesh wound. I made it out relatively in tact having spent most of my time with a Gibson SG Special and a series of tube amps of ever increasing size and wattage. History pretty much kept in my peripheral vision as I was focused on Clapton, Beck, Hendrix, et al.

Later in life, I became a splotch of grease (not even a cog, a nut or a screw) in the Military-Industrial Complex as I haunted the Special Project Offices at Wright Patterson Air Force Base and the Army’s Aviation Command in St. Louis, not to mention the Engineering Departments at Boeing, Beech Aircraft and McDonnell-Douglas on behalf of Litton Industries, then the fifth largest defense contractor in America, which no longer exists today having been swallowed up by Northrup-Grumman in 2001. I survived those experiences, too — though not without some (hopefully) cosmetic scarring of the soul.

That being said, In the Black is a work of fiction that attempts to compete with reality for entertainment value. Just remember what Tom Clancy had to say on the subject: “The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.”

In the great tradition of Dickens, James, Melville, Wolfe & episodic TV, In the Black is being serialized and released in six installments during 2013 beginning in January, with follow up parts to be published in March, May, July, September and November. Dickens liked hearing what readers thought about his characters and what they thought was going to happen while he was weaving his tale. Sometimes it changed what he wrote. If you are so moved, let me know what you think on Facebook. I can’t promise any re-writes. This thing has a life of its own.

In 1966 (Episode 3), As Erp Industries becomes involved in helping America land a man on the moon, a scandal involving the head of manufacturing threatens the company’s future, but is overshadowed when Y.T., Jr. “eats a peach” and the accident threatens the Cassidy Beef Packing dynasty’s future, causing Wilson Cassidy to take rash actions which ultimately backfire.

As you read, please be advised that the lawyers for Comedy Central and Owl Works neither condone nor encourage this behavior. Enjoy.



Red Lands Outlaw: the Ballad of Henry Starr

by Phil Truman

“Truman’s storytelling shines throughout…” — Kathleen Rice Adams, Western Fictioneers

“Red Lands Outlaw: The Ballad of Henry Starr is a well-conceived yarn about one of the last of Oklahoma’s horseback-riding outlaws. A good read.” — Dusty Richards, a Spur and Wrangler Award winning author

“Author Phil Truman captured a slice of Indian Territory history and has woven it into an interesting period novel. Anyone who loves the history of the West will enjoy Red Lands Outlaw: the Ballad of Henry Starr.” — Tammy Hinton, author and winner of the Will Rogers Medallion Award for Unbridled

In the last years of the tough and woolly land called Indian Territory, and the first of the new state of Oklahoma, the outlaw Henry Starr rides roughshod through the midst of it. A native son of “The Nations” he’s more Scotch-Irish than Cherokee, but is scorned by both. He never really wanted to journey west of the law, yet fate seems to insist. He’s falsely accused and arrested for horse-thieving at age sixteen, then sentenced to hang at nineteen by Judge Isaac Parker for the dubious killing of a deputy U.S. marshal, but he escapes the gallows on a technicality. Given that opportunity, the charming, handsome, mild-mannered Henry Starr spends the rest of his life becoming the most prolific bank robber the West has ever known.



Chadwick Yates and the Cannibal Shrine (The Adventures of Chadwick Yates Book 1)

by Bradley Verdell

“You know nothing. Nothing about Tanzia or its people. You would never have agreed to dog me if you didn’t want to see the Black Continent, and only I can show it to you. You have only one option anyhow: follow me, Commander Sharp.”

A Lost World. A Marvelous Expedition. A Dangerous Ambassador.

Across the waters from industrialized Cavendia lies the Forbidden Continent of Tanzia, where Servants, the majikal creations of an ancient sorcerer, still walk the earth. Once mankind was enslaved there, but after the sorcerer’s imprisonment, one nation sailed away. For centuries, none has dared return, until now.

Fear has grown that technology may have emerged on Tanzia. Cavendia’s government decides to make first contact with the ancient land. Their chosen ambassador is Chadwick Yates, of origins unknown. An expert woodsman and firearms master, Yates is not a man to be crossed. His mission is to report on the technology and resources of the indigenous, but the government now suspects he is hiding the full truth. Thurston Sharp, a Royal Navy Commander from a long military pedigree, is selected to go along and find out what Yates is hiding.

When the pair are dropped on Tanzia, Sharp realizes nearly everything Yates has told the government is a lie. But in a land populated by dark hounds, cannibals, and gargoyles of living stone, Sharp has no choice but to fight to survive with Yates and to go where the ambassador leads, even to battle…

About the Series

“Yates shouldered his shotgun and poured cartridge after cartridge of triple-aught shot into the minotaur. The monster howled and turned to face him, ruby eyes alight like coals.”

Monsters and elephant guns face off as Ambassador Chadwick Yates and Navy Commander Thurston Sharp explore the Forbidden Continent of Tanzia. The pair must adapt to the curious cultures of Gremlins, Faeries, Anurans, and others to make allies, and fight off the evil creatures that serve an ancient sorcerer.

The Adventures of Chadwick Yates is for readers who love action in exotic locales. The series blends the Lost World literary genre of Indiana Jones and King Solomon’s Mines with the magic and monsters of epic fantasy.

Featuring real 19th century gadgets and a gorgeously-realized world, the series was inspired by such works as Allan Quatermain, Sherlock Holmes, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Heart of Darkness, The Most Dangerous Game, and The Lost World.



Claudia (Bible Women Book 4)

by Michele McGrath

Can Claudia save two innocent lives?

Claudia, wife of the Prefect of Judea, dreams that her husband will condemn an innocent man and pay a dreadful price for his weakness. Desperate to save him, she walks all the way to the village of Bethany. Unable to see the new prophet, she meets his mother instead who promises to tell him of Claudia’s fears. Claudia returns to Jerusalem and tries to persuade her husband to save the prophet’s life.

Ë?Ë?Ë? A 6,500 word short story

Ë?Ë?Ë? This story also appears in the anthology Bible Women.

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Love, Lust & Passion: The Real Story of the Pirate Anne Bonny

by Ronald Haines

Learn about the real life of Anne Bonny, a teenager who runs away from the confining life of colonial Carolina to Nassau in New Providence, Bahamas hoping to enjoy the lust filled, idealized life of freedom as a pirate, but ends up learning about the costs of that freedom.

While in the Bahamas Anne meets and becomes intimate with Mary Read, whom Anne considers to be the epitome of a woman pirate, and serves with her under the command of Calico Jack Rackham, the last of the golden age pirate captains. Jack Rackham is a man driven to have all of the adventure, love and lust he can. To Anne, Jack is the perfect man, and she happily becomes his mistress.

Numerous versions of the pirate life of Anne Bonny have been told over the past three centuries, but few of these stories have considered her from a historical perspective. Most of them simply re-visit the sensational and titillating tales of a woman serving aboard an eighteenth century pirate ship and take what is generally accepted about her at face value.

When one considers the historical chronology, however, many of the stories about Anne Bonny do not make sense. After researching, it is the opinion of this author that much of what has been accepted as fact about Anne Bonny was more likely to have been about another woman pirate, Mary Read. Anne’s actual story, however, not only makes for a great read, but also makes a lot more sense when one considers the fact that her entire time aboard a pirate ship was only two months.

Researched historical chronology was used as the basis in writing this novel, with license taken by the author to determine the motivations of the characters since they were inferred by him from the facts, and the story line was then created to both fit and explain those facts. While interesting from a historical perspective, this book also contains both heterosexual and bisexual situations and is therefore not suitable for minors.

The pages in this book tell the real story (truth being defined as the most logical interpretation of the facts) of the pirate life of Anne Bonny.



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