Free literary fiction Kindle books for 19 May 17

How to lose 14lbs in a week

by Ian Probert

Learn a fool-proof method of losing 14lbs in only one week. This method requires absolutely NO exercise and NO dieting on your part. With this revolutionary weight loss technique you can simply lie in bed and the pounds will fall off of their own accord.

Weight loss has never been easier.

Euphoric Drift

by Ashley Parker Owens

“Euphoric Drift” instantly takes the reader on an intimate journey through the ins and outs of UFO encounter, and the resulting mystifying aftermath. Meticulously crafted by a UFO abductee, these poetic snippets of multiple-perspective experiences reveal an exploration of ambiguity–and through that exploration, an examination of the innermost self arises. Obscurity merges with the rigidity of real-life in this collection of compelling poems. By book’s end, your psyche will inevitably drift to the far reaches of the cosmos and beyond.This collection of poetry focuses on UFO sightings from different personas who integrate their encounter with a life already crisscrossed with issues from relationships, personal ambitions, and exploration of the self. Ashley Parker Owens is a writer, artist, and UFO abductee living in Richmond, Kentucky, USA.

The boy who would not weep. The true face of bullying

by José Antonio Jiménez-Barbero

To Santiago, everyday life has become an unbearable punishment and the idea of suicide, fascinating and terrible, comes up to his tortured mind frequently…

Everything changes when he meets Lucía, the new girl. Friendly, intelligent and gifted of great sensibility, she’s the only one capable of discovering the entreasured inner self of the strange and lonely boy. Something extraordinary starts to happen to Santiago. He hides, under his apparent shy surface, an unexpected strong, indomitable and sometimes dark personality.

But the cruel chasing continues, each time more obsessive and violent; but Santiago has decided to not let himself to be defeated, he endures it in silence, without complaining… without crying. Until that this nightmare also reaches his only friend and the fragile sanity of the boy ends up breaking in a devastating and terrible way.

The boy who would not weep: the true face of bullying constitutes one of the first novels that present the cruel and true face of bullying. With a straight forward and austere language, Jiménez-Barbero brings a shocking story, with no cracks, straight to the point, whose mission, being read and understood by all audiences, is perfectly fulfilled since the narrative rhythm allows a complete immersion, without flourishes, in a story that sometimes can be read as a documentary.

Ultimately, that’s what the novel is about, a cry of alarm issued by someone who has lived in the first line of fire. The author has worked as a police officer in a problematic that’s neglected by a culture obsessed by violence in all its forms.

That being said, The boy who would not weep: the true face of bullying is a must read to all parents whose children are teenagers, but also to those that think that this problem keeps them at borders and comprehend up to which point a boy’s darkness can reach up, making him even deny the tears.

Seasons of Love: A Short Story

by Carolyn R. Parsons

When the house next door is sold the effervescent Donna is delighted. She is a little tired of the isolation of her tiny point of land in the town of Rock Harbour, Newfoundland. Maybe now she’ll have friends nearby. But when the very-married William Gage arrives alone sparks fly as they try to figure out the boundaries of their properties and their friendship. Donna will not contribute to the break-up of a family no matter how weak her knees are for the neighbour. But the flame between them is so hot it threatens to melt the December snowdrifts before Christmas. Will she give in to temptation and sample some pre-Christmas treats before his wife arrives? Or will she leave that present unwrapped this holiday season?

The Paralegal

by Sophie Stern

One paralegal.

One lawyer.

Both virgins.

Lillian is completely in love with Owen. He’s smart, he’s funny, and he’s hot as hell. There’s just one problem: he’s her unattainable boss and she’s an inexperienced virgin.

Owen is crazy about Lillian. When he hired the sweet paralegal, he was instantly attracted to her charm, her body, and her intensely creative mind. He’s never made a move because, well, he knows he’s no good for her. She deserves better, and that doesn’t mean going out with her virgin boss.

But all of that is about to change…

When a freak snowstorm leaves them stranded at the office with no help coming, sparks begin to fly.

Will Lillian be brave enough to tell Owen how she really feels?

Will he?

Winter Is My Middle Name

by DW Rayner

Join Danny and his friends as they have many misadventures in a southwestern Pennsylvania steel town during the late 1950s and early 60s. The story has many memorable and odd characters. It was a much simpler time; there were no cell phones, computers, or video games. People still gathered around the radio to listen to ‘Superman’ and ‘Fiber Magee and Molly’. If they were lucky enough to have a TV, it was black and white and all kitchen appliances were white. There was no Internet. The closest thing to Amazon was the Sears Catalog, where you could order anything from a toy train to a Craftsman House.
Sputnik, Echo, and who knows what were circling the earth. The local dump provided everything kids needed to keep them occupied. There were areas in town that still had outhouses. They were poor but didn’t know it. Kids could roam the neighborhood without any worries. Their parents would tell them “Come home when the streetlights come on.”
If you are looking for a book like ‘War and Peace’ or ‘Moby Dick’, then look somewhere else. This book is more like Jean Shepherd’s ‘A Christmas Story’; if it were a movie it would be rated ‘G’ for general audiences. Whether you are 12 or 112, I am sure you are going to enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed writing it.

The May Queen

by Helen Irene Young

‘She lapped in spirals beneath the sheen, feeling the tug of water rush against all of her. When she next surfaced, she couldn’t remember what it was to be on land. Seeing her clothing on the bank as things belonging to anotherâ?¦’

It all began beside the mill pond. Honest, fair and eager to please, fifteen-year-old May has a secret, and not of her own making. She wears it like an invisible badge, sewn to her skin, as though Ma stitched it there herself. It rubs only when she thinks of Sophie, Pa or the other name that’s hidden there; that no one knows about.

Caught in an inevitable net of change, May joins the Wrens, leaving her Cotswolds home for war-torn London and the Blitz. As a dispatch rider, she navigates
the city by day and night, surviving love and loss throughout a blackout of remembered streets and wrong turns.

Night after night, the bombs drop and, like those around her, she takes cover in the shadows when they do. But May is waiting for a greater shadow to lift, one which will see the past explode into the present.

A tale of one girl’s search for love and belonging, The May Queen is a debut novel that goes to the heart of what family means and finding your place in it.

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