Free literary fiction Kindle books for 10 May 17

Just Beginning: A Prequel to Just Destiny (Destiny, #1)

by Theresa Rizzo

From award-winning author, Theresa Rizzo, comes this prequel to bestselling Just Destiny.

Age is just a number, until you fall in love with an older man. If he’s rich, you’re labeled a gold digger. If his kids are nearly your age, it’s complicated. And if you’re recovering from an unfortunate past, you don’t dare marry your one true love… Or do you?

Twenty-something Jenny Campbell’s life has been a series of screw-ups, and the latest one endangered her little brother’s life. But when she falls for sophisticated Gabe Harrison, she has a chance to turn her life around…if she can keep her past a secret.

Gabe’s career as a successful doctor has left just enough time for his teenage children and little else. But when beautiful, vivacious Jenny comes along, she breathes love and happiness into his lonely life. There’s only one problem: their families are opposed to their relationship. Money and age differences mean nothing to Gabe as long as they have trust, love, and respect.

But can two out of three be good enough?

The Whitening

by Robert O’Reilly

This is a tale of what might come when the pendulum that now swings in favor of technological progress slows, stops and begins to swing the other way after a few, very serious eco-disasters. It is one man’s struggle, against a tide, to preserve what he can of the past in a world ravaged, diseased and descended into a new world order bent on eradicating the past. It is both his personal story and the history of his times as he survives and slowly recovers, over decades, the wits and the means to undo a destructive, totalitarian order and restore a little bit of what we call civilization.

Un Authored Letters (John Sanders Book 2)

by Tara C. Allred

“Allred shows excellent insight into the psychological interactions of her characters in this gripping mystery of greed and redemption.” – ForeWord Clarion Reviews

Winner of the Howeys 2014 Best Adult Book & 2014 Best Adult Author
Winner of The Blot Writing Contest

Dr. John Sanders has given Rebecca Brownell a new chance at life. After an isolated childhood, an abused adolescence, and an institutionalized existence, Rebecca is finally free to conquer her demons and build a promising life.

However, just as it appears Rebecca has achieved her dreams, eerily personal letters begin arriving in the mail. Letters sent from an unidentified source who knows far more about her past than anyone should. Letters which question and threaten Rebecca’s sanity.

Un Authored Letters is the inspiring tale of a woman’s troubled past, a man’s quest to protect her, and their fight against a mysterious foe. It’s a story of trust strained by illness, love tried by lies, and promises terrorized by illusive danger.

Editorial Review

Incidents connected to a woman’s traumatic youth threaten to destroy her marriage in Tara C. Allred’s suspenseful psychological novel, Un Authored Letters.

This second novel by Allred takes place from 1984 to 2002 and realistically depicts her characters’ growth through a variety of emotions, motivations, and behavior. Allred shows excellent insight into the psychological interactions of her characters and . . .[her] use of symbolism adds depth of interest to this well-constructed story. Skillful placement of descriptive detail enlivens scenes and shows nuances of personality without slowing the story’s forward movement.

Un Authored Letters offers an informed and empathetic look at mental illness through a gripping mystery of greed and redemption. â??ForeWord Clarion Reviews

UN AUTHORED LETTERS is, above all, a love story . . .Even though John Sanders is the protagonist of UN AUTHORED LETTERS and serves as the lens through which much of the story is seen, the tale that unfolds is just as much Rebecca’s; her descent into mental illness, her return to sanity, and her struggle to stay there when confronted with the unthinkable are just as much in the forefront. It is Rebecca who serves as the rallying point for all the other characters, regardless of whether they’re friend or foe. It is well-written and author Tara C. Allred does a fantastic job of maintaining a balanced viewpoint, never turning the story into a politicized soapbox agenda. She simply lets the story unfold and leaves it to the reader to decide what they think about what happens. The mystery is simple . . . but finding out the hows and whys are enough to maintain an interest in discovering how it all ends.

UN AUTHORED LETTERS is a captivating and thoughtful read without being pretentious.
â??Indie Reader

As a bookstore owner, this book caught me by surprise!

Reading it almost felt like a movie to me; there is a ton of dialogue, descriptive scenes, real (flawed) characters and a definite time line, where the characters move from stage to stage in their relationships. Then, boom! Once the letters start to arrive, the plot transforms, the mystery deepens and the story crescendos into a romantic suspense thriller. The author’s style is not to withhold information to prohibit decoding the outcome,but rather writes the characters to explore all possible scenarios, which therefore, rules out conceivable possibilities. A chilling unforeseen conclusion for the reader! It’s just a fun fresh book!

â??Laura Lewon, owner of The Dog-Eared PageThe

The Invisible Man (Phoenix Classics)

by H. G. Wells

The Invisible Man is an 1897 science fiction novella by H.G. Wells. Wells’ novel was originally serialised in Pearson’s Magazine in 1897, and published as a novel the same year. The Invisible Man of the title is Griffin, a scientist who theorises that if a person’s refractive index is changed to exactly that of air and his body does not absorb or reflect light, then he will be invisible. He successfully carries out this procedure on himself, but cannot become visible again, becoming mentally unstable as a result.

The Wolf

by Summer Gleeson

In this sex comedy, Little Red Riding Hood meets the Big Bad Wolf, an ex-boyfriend she has never really gotten over, on her way to her grandmother’s house. Seeing him again forces her to think about her previous relationship with the notorious bad boy and what she wants out of life and her men. As people are telling her she needs to get married and have children to be a successful woman, she is busy trying to live life on her own terms and by the motto, “It’s not the men in your life that matters. It’s the life in your men that really counts.”

That Little Devil

by Scott Semegran

Rogelio enjoyed playing with his friend George in the ditch behind his house. And Rogelio’s mother was glad he had a friend to play with until she found out George’s true identity. Short story by Scott Semegran. This short story was first published in The Next One Literary Journal, Texas Tech University Honors College – Winter 2003-2004.

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