Free literary fiction Kindle books for 22 Aug 16

Romance: The Greatest Secret : (Contemporary Romance) series book (Short Story books collection) A Novel eBook (Based on true stories 3)

by Rose Fox

What happens when two devoted friends face a devastating truth?

Two inseparable friends, one Hispanic and the other the daughter of a rich American family, grow up together and are closer to one another than they could have been, had they been sisters.

When Chloe gets married, she immediately starts a family, having three daughters with her husband. Unfortunately for Emma, she and her husband are unable to conceive and their relationship begins to sour, with Sam resorting to cheating on her and treating her badly.

As the relationship crumbles, Sam spends more and more time away from home and eventually they divorce.

Emma marries Ray, finally becoming overjoyed as she falls pregnant.

With Chloe also pregnant again, now with her fourth child, it should have been that the two friends would enjoy happy lives. But there is treachery and betrayal just around the corner. And when tragedy strikes, Emma’s doctor takes it upon himself to make a decision which will change both family’s lives forever.

What will become of Emma and Chloe’s friendship? And of their marriages?



Regency Romance: A Rake’s Revenge (Historical Billionaire Military Romance) (19th Century Victorian Romance)

by Sarah Thorn

Emily’s heart is broken and she swears never to fall in love again. Edward’s pride is hurt and he swears never to give his heart to a woman again. Can they ever forgive each other? Or will they seek revengeâ?¦

Emily Lucas turns heads at every ball she goes to. With her father in prison and her mother dead, she is looking for a suitable husband. When she meets Edward, she falls madly in love and believes her future happiness is assured. But, at a ball, she overhears him say something terrible about her, and it throws her life into turmoil. No longer able to trust him, she abandons Edward without a word, and promises herself in marriage to another. Will Edward take his revenge? Or will he prove his love and fight to win Emily back?

WARNING: This book contains mature themes and language. Intended for 18+ readers only. It is a short-story romance with NO cliffhanger and includes 4 steamy bonus books. Enjoy!

Tags: Romance, Regency Romance, Historical Romance, Rake Romance, Duke Romance, Arranges Marriage, Short Stories, Victorian Romance, Aristocracy Romance



God’s Glass

by Sameer Ketkar

“God’s Glass” is the life story of Joanie Callahan, a woman born with algophilia  the scientific term for masochism. But Joanie’s masochism isn’t just sexual:  it’s all of her happiness that’s tied to pain. She can only feel the highest emotional joys  from art to music to curiosity to love – through some measure of pain.
Joanie’s family ostracizes her for this, going so far as to get her an exorcism and have her committed to a psych ward for electro-shock therapy.

This leaves Joanie all alone in the world, until she meets a boxer named Michael who might possibly be just like her…



Girl Wife Prisoner: A Love Story

by Hanna Peach

“It’s dark, haunting and I just can’t get my mind off it!”

Drake Blackwell is intelligent, successful, controlling, and hiding a violent family past. He just made his latest investment: Noriko.

Imported from Japan and wed to a stranger, 17 year old Noriko struggles to stick to the rules of a Good Wife. Drake can’t seem to love her, not the way she wants to be loved. She meets Keir, a passionate young gardener who gets under her skin and ignites a fire in her she can’t ignore. In the midst of her quiet desperation she thinks she has found happiness. And a glimpse of hope.

But it can’t last…can it?

Be warned, dear reader: This is a tragic love story of cheating gone wrong. Not everybody gets a Happily Ever After.

“This book made me smile, it made me cry and it tore my heart into pieces more times than I can count. A sunset will never be just another sunset ever again. And the precious moments throughout this book will live in my heart forever. It was a spectacular read that I fell in love with. Utterly. Irreversibly.” ~ Author, Roxanne Kade

“I certainly cried, swooned and cried again until my heart couldn’t take it anymore. This story will stay with me forever.” ~ Hajar Booklover

“I give this book a 5 out of 5, can I give it a 6 out of 5? This has been by far my favorite romance novel and I can’t wait to read on.” ~ GenuineJenn



LA TRAICIÃ?N DE LAS SIRENAS (Spanish Edition)

by Fernando Benzo Sainz

Cuando Emilio, un abogado en la treintena sumido en una crisis de identidad, recibe la noticia de la muerte de Paula, su amor de juventud, decide regresar al reencuentro del lugar donde pasó su adolescencia y de su grupo de amigos de entonces.

Bajo la aparente felicidad de un mundo fácil y superficial marcado por fiestas, días de playa y noches sin fin, Emilio descubrirá en sus amigos y en sí mismo historias inconclusas, deseos incumplidos y un miedo inconfesable al inevitable paso del tiempo.

‘La traición de las sirenas’ es una novela generacional que enlaza con aquella frase del final de ‘El Gran Gatsby’: ‘…y así seguimos, botes contra la corriente, impulsados incensantemente hacia el pasado’.

Publicada en papel hace unos años con una gran acogida crítica, la obra está ahora disponible en ebook.

EL AUTOR

Fernando Benzo Sáinz ha ganado los Premios de Novela â??Castilla-La Mancha’, â??Ciudad de Majadahonda’ y â??Kutxa’, así como los Premios de relatos breves â??Max Aub’ y â??Gabriel Aresti’, además de haber sido finalista en numerosos certámenes tanto de novela como de cuento.

Ha publicado en papel las novelas â??Los Años Felices’, â??Mary Lou Y La Vida Cómoda’, â??La Traición De Las Sirenas’, â??Después De La Lluvia’ y â??Nunca Repetiré Tu Nombre’. También pueden encontrarse en papel la colección de relatos â??Diez Cuentos Tristes’ y el libro de no-ficción â??Héroes Inesperados’.

En libro electrónico están disponibles â??Los Náufragos De La Plaza Mayor’ y â??La Traición De Las Sirenas’.



Los Náufragos De La Plaza Mayor (Spanish Edition)

by Fernando Benzo Sainz

Por algún motivo desconocido, la vida humana ha desaparecido del planeta. Sólo dos personas han quedado con vida: un hombre y una mujer, hasta entonces desconocidos, que deberán aprender juntos a afrontar la soledad y, a la vez, a comprenderse y convivir el uno con el otro.
Escrita con un estilo deliberadamente sencillo y directo y con un sutil sentido del humor, esta novela corta no es un relato de ciencia-ficción. Es el retrato intimista de dos personas enfrentadas a una situación extrema que les obligará a plantearse las cuestiones más esenciales de la existencia.
La extravagante peripecia de sus dos personajes acaba convirtiéndose en una reflexión sobre la soledad y en una metáfora sobre las diferentes formas que tenemos las personas de luchar contra ella.

EL AUTOR

Fernando Benzo Sáinz ha ganado los Premios de Novela â??Castilla-La Mancha’, â??Ciudad de Majadahonda’ y â??Kutxa’, así como los Premios de relatos breves â??Max Aub’ y â??Gabriel Aresti’, además de haber sido finalista en numerosos certámenes tanto de novela como de cuento.

Ha publicado en papel las novelas â??Los Años Felices’, â??Mary Lou Y La Vida Cómoda’, â??La Traición De Las Sirenas’, â??Después De La Lluvia’ y â??Nunca Repetiré Tu Nombre’. También pueden encontrarse en papel la colección de relatos â??Diez Cuentos Tristes’ y el libro de no-ficción â??Héroes Inesperados’.

En libro electrónico están disponibles â??Los Náufragos De La Plaza Mayor’ y â??La Traición De Las Sirenas’.



Kalorama Shakedown (A Harry Reese Mystery Book 3)

by Robert Bruce Stewart

Boodlers, and pikers, and Slybootsâ?¦ oh my!

It’s December 1901, when the paths of three of the era’s notable characters cross in the nation’s capital: the Wizard of Oz, the Countess von Schnurrenberger, and Harry Reese, insurance investigator. Harry has come to Washington to solve a string of jewelry thefts. But first he must match wits with a throng of thirsty newspapermen, a pack of rapacious lobbyists, and a young devotee of the Wizard’s. And as is usual, his dear wife Emmie has her own agenda.

For more information on the series, please visit: HarryReeseMysteries.com



Weaving the Unraveling

by Heidi Eckert

How could she know at age eighteen that he is the one love she will never forget?

Betrayed in marriage, confused and reluctant to face the future, Anna pauses before the mirror. As she runs her fingers over the fine laugh lines radiating from her eyes, memories fill her soul of a time when love was young and all consuming. Memories of years long passed; of summers spent on a magical, sunlit-beach, still shimmer in her mind, where love grew and promises were made. After thirty years, she still holds on.

Feeling the overwhelming need to escape, Anna embarks on a journey, returning to the place that still tugs at her heart and haunts her dreams. If just to touch her past, briefly walk the footsteps of her youth, as she contemplates her future.

Set on the beautiful beaches of the Alabama Gulf Coast, Weaving the Unraveling is a compelling novel about love lost, love found and new hope of a promising future.



The Jury Has Spoken (A Legal Thriller Short Story)

by R. Barri Flowers

In this legal thriller short story, a group of criminal justice practitioners gamble on the jury’s verdict. The dramatic ending will shock readers…

PRAISE FOR R. BARRI FLOWERS:

“A police procedure of the highest order, mixing equal parts Sue Grafton and Jeffrey Deaver with a sprinkling of Patricia Cornwall at her best MURDER IN MAUI is Hawaii 5-0 sharpened to a dark edge beneath the brilliant sunshine.” â?? Jon Land, internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of Strong Justice on MURDER IN MAUI

“Flowers delivers the goods. An exotic setting, winning characters, and realistic procedural details make MURDER IN MAUI a sure hit with crime-fiction readers.” â?? Bill Crider, Edgar Award winner and bestselling author of Murder in the Air on MURDER IN MAUI

“It gets no better than this! R. Barri Flowers has written another thriller guaranteed to hold onto its readers! It was so gripping that I forgot to breathe a couple of times!” â?? Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews on DARK STREETS OF WHITECHAPEL

“Flowers once again has written a page-turner legal thriller that begins with a bang and rapidly moves along to its final page. He has filled the novel with believable characters and situations.” â?? Midwest Book Review on STATE’S EVIDENCE

“Justice Served is a model of crime fiction…. Flowers may be a new voice in modern mystery writing, but he is already one of its best voices.” â?? Statesman Journal on JUSTICE SERVED



Come il sole a mezzanotte (Italian Edition)

by Jason Warner

Dall’autore del best seller “Norah – l’ombra della ragione”.

Sullo sfondo di una Lione degli anni sessanta, le vite di Jean ed Eloise vengono intrecciate da un filo invisibile e allo stesso tempo separate da un muro sottile, che divide i loro appartamenti un tempo uniti. Non si conoscono, eppure la vita dell’uno entra in quella dell’altra attraverso i suoni, i rumori e le parole che il muro lascia filtrare.
Sono anime logorate dalla solitudine, dall’attesa dei rispettivi amori e oscurate dalle loro esistenze, come il sole a mezzanotte.

“Quell’appartamento così armonioso venne trasformato in due abitazioni imperfette e incomplete, così come i due ospiti che in quel periodo ne occupavano le vuote stanze.”

“La parete era così sottile che se recitava nei pressi del letto sembrava fosse lì accanto a lui.”



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