Free literary fiction Kindle books for 23 Dec 17

Tempted by the Duke’s Son

by Elaine Young

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Tempted by the Duke’s Son

Following a scandalous affair, which results in a child out of wedlock, the beautiful and penniless Lady Violet becomes the talk of London society. Fending off unwanted advances from lecherous men and yearning for the baby who was taken away from her at birth, Violet decides to accept the Duke of Cheshire’s offer of marriage. It’s the perfect solution to all her problems. As a Duchess she’ll regain her place in society and be able to get her daughter back and give her the home she deserves.

But all is not so simple. When Lady Violet arrives at the Duke’s home weeks before the wedding, she meets Devon. The Duke’s handsome and rakish son. From the moment they lay eyes on each other, sparks fly. As the wedding approaches and the Duke’s true colours are revealed, Violet is torn between giving in to her desires and maybe finding love or staying true to the Duke.

WARNING: This ebook contains mature themes and language, intended for 18+ readers only.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is a stand alone romance with an HEA. This ebook contains mature themes and language, intended for 18+ readers only.



In Love With the Duke’s Son

by Elaine Young

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In Love with the Duke’s Son

Helen only has one choice and that is to marry a man that she hates. An old man, a disgusting man. But if it saves her daughter she will do that and she will live with it. She truly believes she can, until she meets Owen- her husband-to-be’s son.

Owen is used to girls that he can have a little fun with and tease, but there is something about Helen that peaks his interest. There is also something damaged about her, something that he can’t quite put his finger on. There is a reason a girl his age is marrying his father- is it just money? Or is there something else that is being held against her?

WARNING: This ebook contains mature themes and language, intended for 18+ readers only.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is a stand alone romance with an HEA. This ebook contains mature themes and language, intended for 18+ readers only.



Dracula’s Guest

by Bram Stoker

Dracula’s Guest and Other Weird Stories is a collection of short stories by Bram Stoker, first published in 1914, two years after Stoker’s death.

The same collection has been issued under short titles including simply Dracula’s Guest. Meanwhile collections published under Dracula’s Guest and longer titles contain different selections of stories.

Dracula’s Guest follows an Englishman (whose name is never mentioned but is presumed to be Jonathan Harker) on a visit to Munich before leaving for Transylvania. It is Walpurgis Night, and in spite of the hotelier’s warning to not be late back, the young man later leaves his carriage and wanders toward the direction of an abandoned “unholy” village. As the carriage departs with the frightened and superstitious driver, a tall and thin stranger scares the horses at the crest of a hill.

After a few hours, as he reaches a desolate valley, it begins to snow; as a dark storm gathers intensity, the Englishman takes shelter in a grove of cypress and yew trees. The Englishman’s location is soon illuminated by moonlight to be a cemetery, and he finds himself before a marble tomb with a large iron stake driven through the roof, the inscription reads: Countess Dolingen of Gratz / in Styria / sought and found death / 1801. Inscribed on the back of the tomb “graven in great Russian letters” is: ‘The dead travel fast.’ which was an ode to the fable Lenore.



Decameron

by Giovanni Boccaccio

Decameron is a collection of novellas by the 14th-century Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375). The book is structured as a frame story containing 100 tales told by a group of seven young women and three young men sheltering in a secluded villa just outside Florence to escape the Black Death, which was afflicting the city. Boccaccio probably conceived the Decameron after the epidemic of 1348, and completed it by 1353. The various tales of love in The Decameron range from the erotic to the tragic. Tales of wit, practical jokes, and life lessons contribute to the mosaic. In addition to its literary value and widespread influence (for example on Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales), it provides a document of life at the time. Written in the vernacular of the Florentine language, it is considered a masterpiece of classical early Italian prose.

In Italy during the time of the Black Death, a group of seven young women and three young men flee from plague-ridden Florence to a deserted villa in the countryside of Fiesole for two weeks. To pass the evenings, every member of the party tells a story each night, except for one day per week for chores, and the holy days in which they do no work at all, resulting in ten nights of storytelling over the course of two weeks. Thus, by the end of the fortnight they have told 100 stories.

Each of the ten characters is charged as King or Queen of the company for one of the ten days in turn. This charge extends to choosing the theme of the stories for that day, and all but two days have topics assigned: examples of the power of fortune; examples of the power of human will; love tales that end tragically; love tales that end happily; clever replies that save the speaker; tricks that women play on men; tricks that people play on each other in general; examples of virtue. Only Dioneo, who usually tells the tenth tale each day, has the right to tell a tale on any topic he wishes, due to his wit. Many authors have argued that Dioneo expresses the views of Boccaccio himself. Each day also includes a short introduction and conclusion to continue the frame of the tales by describing other daily activities besides story-telling. These frame tale interludes frequently include transcriptions of Italian folk songs. The interactions among tales in a day, or across days, as Boccaccio spins variations and reversals of previous material, forms a whole and not just a collection of stories. The basic plots of the stories including mocking the lust and greed of the clergy; tensions in Italian society between the new wealthy commercial class and noble families; the perils and adventures of traveling merchants.



The Hostage of Glenorchy (The Highland Ballad Series Book 1)

by Kristin Gleeson

Scotland 1556
After overhearing a plot to kill Mary Queen of Scots, Abby Gordon is sent from Paris to the Laird of Glenorchy’s home at Kilchurn Castle for safety. Disguised as a boy, she becomes a lute player among the household musicians where she encounters the laird’s hostage, the attractive Iain MacGregor, a pawn in the laird’s struggle for power in Scotland’s turbulent politics. But is Iain really a hostage to fortune or is he playing his own dangerous game? As Abby’s feelings intensify for this Glenorchy hostage she is caught in the web of intrigue that permeates the household and is drawn deeper and deeper into danger.
With spice, wit and action packed plotting, Kristin Gleeson’s Highland Ballad Series is as compelling as Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander novels.

‘A highland ballad brought to life – plays sweetly on the heart-strings.’ Jean Gill, ‘The Troubadours Quartet’



Confession of an Abandoned Wife

by Michal Hartstein

What would you do if your husband was married to his job?

Sharon Moskovitz is living the dream. She is a lawyer, mother of two beautiful daughters and happily married to a high-ranking electronics engineer. Yet, something is missing from her life. Her happiness does not feel real, and her peaceful life in an affluent Tel Aviv suburb feels like an illusion. Her search for new thrills leads her to an unbridled online addiction she cannot control.

She goes on a crazy emotional journey of self-discovery, during which she is torn between her love for her husband and her desperation to fulfill her secret desires.

And then something new comes up, and totally changes her life: true love.



LINTHER’S RESCUE (Guardians of Lunar Wasteland Book 5)

by Dalia Wright

CAN BE READ AS A STANDALONE WITH A HEA

Linther’s Rescue

She keeps a secret in her cellar. A deadly one. But it may hold the answers to what the werewolves seekâ?¦

Raine is a witch, who runs an inn on the borders of the Lunar Wastes. She likes her life and what she’s established here. However, the Lunehill werewolves need witches. One is sent to try and recruit Raine, by any means necessary. Linther is handsome, if a little growly.

Even if she was tempted by his request, she can’t go. There’s a secret she’s been holding onto. A deadly one.
One that might require the services of a werewolf to escapeâ?¦



Bella’s Return

by Elaine Young

Warning!: This book contains FREE BONUS BOOKS as a thank you for ordering. Some of the free books are clean and some are intended for mature readers.

Bella’s Return

Growing up in Cantana Springs, a small picturesque Amish community on the outskirts of New York City, Isabelle Clarkson couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. But during Rumspringa all that changes.

As Isabelle heads to New York with her friends and her crush to experience the English life, she never dreams that she’ll fall in love with it or how dramatically her life will change.
While acting as a chaperone for Rumspringa, David Lisle starts to fall for the beautiful Isabelle. As their love enfolds in the Big Apple, conflicts arise and they realize they want different things out of life, but a shocking development makes Isabelle re-evaluate everything. Will their love survive the rising problems or will they ultimately decide to part ways?

Warning: This book is a clean romance but the other free books attached may contain scenes not suitable for children under 18.



Gifted a Baby

by Elaine Young

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Gifted a Baby

Young and inexperienced, Sarah is suddenly thrust into motherhood without ever having had a boyfriend. When a baby is unexpectedly left in her care, she can’t deny that it may be an act of God. But when she meets Nathan, she suspects something other than divine intervention may be at work.

Nate has lost more than any man deserves to lose, and he has no interest in trying to replace what he once had. But that doesn’t stop him from taking a liking to Sarah, wanting to know more about her – and having feelings for her. But he can’t bring himself to tell her the painful truth about his past. Little does he know that the shocking truth about Sarah has the potential to change his life forever.

Is God trying to bring them together, or are they both victims of a cruel prank?

Warning: This book is a clean romance but the other free books attached may contain scenes not suitable for children under 18.



Dombey and Son

by Charles Dickens

Dombey and Son is a novel by Charles Dickens, published in monthly parts from 1 October 1846 to 1 April 1848 and in one volume in 1848. Its full title is Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son: Wholesale, Retail and for Exportation. Dickens started writing the book in Lausanne, Switzerland, before returning to England, via Paris, to complete it. Illustrations were provided by Hablot Knight Browne (‘Phiz’).

There is some concern with the railways and the novel’s conception, and writing, belong to the years of the railway boom, 1844-47. The sea, meanwhile, becomes the image of things of ‘an older fashion yet’, ‘the dark and unknown … that rolls round all the world.’

The story concerns Paul Dombey, the wealthy owner of the shipping company of the book’s title, whose dream is to have a son to continue his business. The book begins when his son is born, and Dombey’s wife dies shortly after giving birth. Following the advice of Mrs Louisa Chick, his sister, Dombey employs a wet nurse named Mrs Richards (Toodle). Dombey already has a six-year-old daughter Florence but, bitter at her not having been the desired boy, he neglects her continually. One day, Mrs Richards, Florence, and her maid, Susan Nipper, secretly pay a visit to Mrs Richard’s house in Staggs’s Gardens so that Mrs Richards can see her children. During this trip, Florence becomes separated from them and is kidnapped for a short time by Good Mrs Brown, before being returned to the streets. She makes her way to Dombey and Son’s offices in the City and there is found and brought home by Walter Gay, an employee of Mr Dombey, who first introduces her to his uncle, the navigation instrument maker Solomon Gills, at his shop the Wooden Midshipman.



The Superstar’s Lost Love

by Elaine Young

Warning!: This book contains FREE BONUS BOOKS as a thank you for ordering. It also contains steamy romance scenes sure to entice you!

The Superstar’s Lost Love

Danika has only been with one man, and now he’s a successful NFL football player who knows nothing about the secret she’s been keeping from him. Happy to never have to tell him, but stuck in the small town they grew up in, Danika is content with life. Until her high school best friend (and sister to the man she once loved) tells her that they are coming back home- for a wedding. Danika must face Ally and the successful, super rich, man that she’s fallen in love with as she has hardly enough money to take care of the bills and keep food on the table.

When Seth sees her he knows that whatever feelings he had for her aren’t gone. He’s sick of one night stands. He wants a woman who will love him, but when he finds out Danika’s secret he has so many emotions going through him that he isn’t sure what to do.

WARNING: This ebook contains mature themes and language, intended for 18+ readers only.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is a stand alone romance with an HEA. This ebook contains mature themes and language, intended for 18+ readers only.



Forced into Royalty

by Elaine Young

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Forced into Royalty

Margaret, the daughter of a wealthy Duke, is horrified to learn that she must marry Robert, a notorious rake, despite his family’s status. Margaret and Robert fight whenever they are together, but since they can’t see a way out of the arranged marriage, they agree to go through with it, but plan to separate as soon as they can.

However, Robert soon changes, going from a troublemaker to an introspective gentleman as he copes with the loss of his grandfather and assumes responsibility in his family. Margaret and Robert find out that they have much more in common than they ever thought, and begin to fall in love.

But just when things begin to look up, an old lover from Robert’s past resurfaces and threatens their relationship, planning to blackmail Robert unless he gives her what she wants. Will Margaret be able to trust Robert, or is their arranged marriage destined for separation?

WARNING: This ebook contains mature themes and language, intended for 18+ readers only.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is a stand alone romance with an HEA. This ebook contains mature themes and language, intended for 18+ readers only.



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