Free literary fiction Kindle books for 25 Apr 17

All for One: A Novel (The Four Lindas Book 3)

by Melody Carlson

Brimming with heart, humor, and a bit of mystery, this third book in Melody Carlson’s lively new Boomer series packs a poignant punch! Life is heating up for the four Lindasâ??and it’s not just hot flashes! Abby’s losing sleep over her husband’s health and neglecting her bed-and-breakfast dreams. Caroline may have waited too long to put her Alzheimer’s-afflicted mom in a care facility. Marley’s hard-won independence is threatened by her grown son’s neediness. And Janie’s having a hard time being everyone’s rock as the relationship she counted on falters. Add to that a house fire, a missing set of dishes, a bully brother, plus a half-crazy blonde named Donna, and things get really complicated. But with each new twist their lives take, the Lindas are learning that good friends are the best family a girl can have.



Exploding: A Mafia Romance (The O’Keefe Family Collection Book 1)

by Tuesday Embers

To break away from her overbearing brothers, Fallyn O’Keefe opens a bakery to show them she can do it on her own. She thinks her biggest problem will be defending her storefront from the violence of the rival family, who would much rather see her chased back into the east end of the city with the rest of the brawling O’Keefes. When Vince, the older, terrifying head from the enemy family shows up with flowers instead of his gun, Fallyn worries the fighting between her family and his will escalate from fists to firearms.

Caught between her family and the possibility of more, Fallyn must decide just how much she’s willing to sacrifice to keep her business, her secret love, and her life.

This is book one in The O’Keefe Family Collection Trilogy.



A Blue Monkey

by MJ Walker

As a young boy visiting the Bronx Zoo, Robert Alexander glimpses a very special monkey; a blue monkey sitting in the shadows of a cage, a blue monkey that appears to cry a tear. So begins a lifetime quest to rediscover this most enigmatic creature, a primate of such unusual disposition, an animal whose very existence is unproven. As a mystery turns into an adventure, then evolves into an odyssey, Robert is drawn ever deeper into the exotic hearts of Africa and South America. A fertile, luscious novel of elegant, captivating prose, A Blue Monkey challenges the nature of faith and belief. It is a story full of life’s riches, a novel that builds into a beautiful exploration of the natural world and human psyche.



Brave of the Dark

by Mark David Louden

A tale of love, heartbreak, heroism and hope … and a reminder that, sometimes, it takes destruction for life to correct itself.

David Fuller believes he owes his life to a wounded man who got away with murder. The murder of David’s dangerous mother. Now a writer gaining national attention, David looks back on the critical events that moved his path from dark to light and in doing so, he creates not just a new version of history, but a story so much closer to the truth.

David’s troubled and callous mother, Renae, dragged him and his brother Matthew back to Avry, Colorado, when they were young boys. She had designs on the family home that her parents were leaving behind. A free place was just the kind of thing Renae kept her radar scanning for. She was angered – though she couldn’t have been surprised – when she learned that her steady younger sister, Lauren, would be taking over the house instead. Renae and her sons subsequently ended up in the worn ranch house of a notorious local man.

University cosmologist Harding Campbell stumbled into Avry not long after Renae. He was seeking solace following the death of his beloved wife, Annalee. Harding hoped the small mountain town and its hot springs might help him find it. His wandering led him to a chance entanglement with Renae â?¦ and from there to her sons and her beautiful sister.

David and Matthew unexpectedly remind wounded Harding of the possibility of life, of possibility incarnate, even as he continues to ache for his cherished Annalee. His growing affection for Lauren only intensifies the experience. He’s been blindsided by tragedy twice now, first in his own childhood and then again by the loss of Annalee. In Avry, he has to decide what he’s willing to do when he actually sees lethal danger coming. Whether he’s willing to stand in the breach â?¦ no matter what.



The Inner Shrine

by Basil King

Basil King was a late 19th and early 20th century author best known for his spiritually and religiously themed works, such as The Discovery of God.



The Young Adventurer: Tomâ??s Trip Across the Plains

by Jr. Horatio Alger

If you’ve ever used the phrase “rags to riches,” you owe that to Horatio Alger, Jr. (1832-1899), who popularized the idea through his fictional writings that also served as a theme for the way America viewed itself as a country. Alger’s works about poor boys rising to better living conditions through hard work, determination, courage, honesty, and morals was popular with both adults and younger readers.

Alger’s writings happened to correspond with America’s Gilded Age, a time of increasing prosperity in a nation rebuilding from the Civil War. His lifelong theme of rags to riches continued to gain popularity but has gradually lessened since the 1920s. Still, readers today often come across Ragged Dick and stories like it in school.



UNDER THE COLD STONES: a gripping thriller, dark and full of suspense

by Dan McNay

When a homecoming turns into a perilous search for the truth

Estranged from her family for over twenty years and having blanked out many of the reasons that made her leave, after the death of her mother, Daydee returns to her hometown in Illinois.

Having inherited land and a cemetery business, Daydee begins to refamiliarize herself with the people in the town, many of whom regard her with suspicion. But as she finds our more about her mother and her affairs, she realises much has been hidden from her. Her properties had been used for illegal gains, clearly some of the town’s folk have been in on it, and her mother’s collaborators want everything kept under wraps.

Having worked as a call girl for much of her life, and wise to the ways of men, Daydee battles with her reputation and begins to make friends. But when she makes a chilling discovery in the cemetery and she unveils what looks like a grievous crime, she is in danger and will require all her hard-won courage and wits to win over.

If you enjoy fiction with a strong but flawed protagonist, with depth and great plot twists, look no further than UNDER THE COLD STONES.



Love Triangle

by Jenna Payne

FIRST TIME FFF MENAGE ROMANCE
A Standalone Short Story with No Cliffhanger!

Courtney, in a long-term committed relationship with Micelle, has been struggling with her attraction for her coworker Ava for a while now. Things have been going stale between Courtney and Michelle, and having Ava constantly in her thoughts is not helping.

But then a chance encounter sparks something that none of them expected. After a steamy night of passion between all three women, things start to get extremely complicated, and Courtney begins to see that her dream come true might not be quite as fun in reality after all.

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Boys

by Scott Semegran

These are the stories of three boys living in Texas: one growing up, one dreaming, and one fighting to stay alive in the face of destitution and adversity. There’s second-grader William, a shy yet imaginative boy who schemes about how to get back at his school-yard bully, Randy. Then there’s Sam, a 15-year-old boy who dreams of getting a 1980 Mazda RX-7 for his sixteenth birthday but has to work at a Greek restaurant to fund his dream. Finally, there’s Seff, a 21-year-old on the brink of manhood, trying to survive along with his roommate, working as waiters and barely making ends meet. These three stories are told with heart, humor, and an uncompromising look at what it meant to grow up in Texas during the 1980s and 1990s.

The writing of Scott Semegran has been praised by bestselling author / Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Davy Rothbart as “Hilarious, poignant, and twisted.” Award-winning cartoonist Emily Flake described the fiction of Scott Semegran as “Funny, sweet, dark, and sad, Scott Semegran’s stories create a wholly convincing world of love, loss, and fear. His light touch with heavy subjects is a gift, and his forays into silliness are a delight.”

Scott Semegran lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, four kids, two cats, and a dog. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in English. He is a cartoonist and a writer. He can also bend metal with his mind and run really fast, if chased by a pack of wolves. His comic strips have appeared in the following newspapers: The Austin Student, The Funny Times, The Austin American-Statesman, Rocky Mountain Bullhorn, Seven Days, The University of Texas at Dallas Mercury, and The North Austin Bee. His short story “That Little Devil (Que Un Diablito)” appeared in the The Next One Literary Journal from the Texas Tech University Honors College. He is a Kindle bestselling author. Other novels and books by Scott Semegran include The Meteoric Rise of Simon Burchwood, Modicum, The Spectacular Simon Burchwood, and Mr. Grieves the Book.



At Dusk All Cats are Grey

by Jerrard Tickell

It’s not only the cats slinking through the darkâ?¦

Twenty-two-year-old Joanna Shirley is the only daughter and child of Lady and Sir Robert Shirley and has a great affinity for languages and accents.

In fact, while skiing once in Austria, her German was so good that she was arrested by the Gestapo on suspicion of being a spy…

But what once seemed a funny story, is now made very much more alarming with rumours that Hitler is edging his way to the Polish border and, feeling that now she must earn her own keep, Joanna moves to London.

She soon gets a job at an advertisement firm, which, like London as a whole, is full of strange characters.

Joanna soon makes a particular impression on a certain Colonel Seymour – especially with her proficiency in French and German.

The colonel wants to know if she’s interested in something a little more profitable and discreet than a receptionist.

All she has to do is report back about a group of Austrian refugeesâ?¦

But a sinister darkness is creeping over Europe, and Joanna finds herself unable to recognise the world she once knew so wellâ?¦

A moving and thrilling tale,At Dusk, All Cats Are Grey offers a comic and pathos-filled glimpse into a world readying itself for the Second Great War.

Praise for Jerrard Tickell

â??Mr Tickell has a light touch and a delicate feeling for emotional relationships.’ – The Times Literary Supplement

â??Mr Tickell is a kind of light John Buchan, and there is more room for more authors of his quality.’ – Daily Telegraph

Jerrard Tickell was born in Dublin and wrote his first book at just 18. He was a member of the Royal Army Service Corps. His official duties took him all over the world including Egypt and practically every port in the Near East. His books, a number of which have been made into successful movies, include Moon Squadron, Island Rescue and Hussar Honeymoon.



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