Free historical fiction Kindle books for 08 Aug 18

Love, Forever

by Joan Reeves

This sampler collection of romance first chapters by established, award-winning, and bestselling romance authors is guaranteed to whet your happily-ever-after appetite and send you running back to Amazon to download the full novels to your hearts’ content! This eclectic mix of sweet to steamy reads has you traveling from the past to the future, with historical, time travel, paranormal, contemporary, western, and futuristic romance beginnings. And we hope you will not stop at the beginning–and that you download and enjoy every one!

Here is a sneak peek at the stories in Love, Forever:

HEAT LIGHTNING (Book 1, Outlaw Ridge, Texas) by Joan Reeves
Contemporary Romance. Amnesia stole her memory–her life! What Tessa doesn’t remember may be the death of her.

BREDE, (Rodeo Romance, Book 2) by Connie Vines
Romantic Suspense. Trouble is something hard-edged rancher, Brede Kristensen, knows all about. A widower with a rambunctious young daughter, a ranch to run and an ornery cook who has just runoff, Brede doesn’t need another problem. Yet in the midst of a violent storm, he finds an injured woman with no memory of her past–or the man who tried to kill her!

FINDING MERCY (Return to Welcome #1) by Bonnie Edwards
Contemporary Romance. Mercy Talbot left Welcome on a high, but she’s returned a broke failure. She’s messed up her career, love, and family ties. Now, she’s found love and a new family. When her career is reborn, will she leave the man and child who’ve opened their hearts to her?

TIME AND AGAIN by Nancy Fraser
Time Travel/Romantic Suspense. Will Kate and Matt’s accidental trip to the future bring them back together? Or, tear them even farther apart?

Sweet Romance. Widowed Cass Logan has done her time as a caregiver. But when her boss, mystery-writer Eli Welcome, needs surgery, Cass is faced with following her heart…or walking away.

ALL OF MY HEART by Sophie Jacobs, Book 1, A Harbor Falls Romance
Contemporary Romance. Happy-go-lucky Suzie Hart has a perfect life and a secret. All goes well in her small town world until that secret rides up to her doorstep on a badass Harley and tosses her not-so-perfect world into some kind of big, bad tumble.

Contemporary Romance. It’s up to Reggie to save what’s left of her family homestead and her proud Kentucky heritage. But when Parker shows up to collect his horses, all bets are off. Reggie’s never been a gambler and Parker despises losing. But when Kentucky blue blood tangles with British blue blood, are they willing to take a gamble on love?

ANORA’S PRIDE by Kathleen Lawless
Western Historical romance. Anora King didn’t plan to pretend she was married, but her new neighbors in Boulder Springs jumped to that conclusion. Jesse Quantrill is shocked to find himself lusting after a married woman. And wouldn’t a romance between them be the town’s biggest scandal ever?

Paranormal romance. A bird-shifter. A reclusive billionaire. A project that brings them together. A deadly curse that threatens to separate them forever.

Romantic Comedy. Mala didn’t plan to crash land on Earth. She only wanted to sneak in for a few days and maybe find a man–a real one, but she encounters more than she bargained for with the town sheriff. 

NIGHT KISS by Maddie James
Time Travel/Paranormal Romance. Claire Winslow vacations on an East Coast barrier island, content with her life and her potential future–until the illusion of a man walking the misty shore haunts her. Then one kiss–a beautiful, soulful, stolen kiss in the night–and her life changes forever.

Beyond the Trail (Trails Book 2)

by Sally Hull

After reaching the end of the Oregon Trail Patrick and Rachel O’Riley have to make some hard choices…
“But Patrick,” Rachel protested, “we can’t settle here. You can’t farm this land.”
Patrick looked down at her. “Rachel, it ‘as been nearly three weeks now, and ye are still so weak. I should not ‘hiv brought ye ‘ere in the first place. Bit, I’ll not make the same mistake twice. Ye are not able to travel.”
Rachel studied his face for some time. She knew that he was disappointed about not being able to settle near the coastline. “Now Mrs. O’Riley,” he began, “don’t ye start to thinking thit all ‘as gone wrong. Semtimes our plans do not fit into God’s plans. Now, ’tis mich better to follow our Lord’s design than to disobey by stubbornly continuing down our own path when ‘E ‘as blocked our way.”
How she loved that tall, gentle man. Yes, everything would work out fine. Then a new thought struck her. “But who will you preach to? Surely there are no other families here. And logging men are not known for being church goers.” Patrick laughed and lightly squeezed her hand. His eyes twinkled with delight. Rachel sighed and smiled up at him. As long as Patrick could still laugh, everything would be all right.

The Chamber of Curiosities

by Anastasia Blackwell

It is a fateful night. A blue moon commands the sky, and the townspeople of Tressaria throng to Mr. Beedro’s Carnival, staged in a fortress overlooking a vibrant seaport. But, not everyone is free to join the revelry. Darné Veskka, displayed as ‘The Human Beast’ in freak show, ‘The Chamber of Curiosities’, stands at the bars of his cage consumed by loneliness.
In the darkest hours, carnival aerialist, Clare Dupree, breaks into his cage – armed with a razor and an obsession. Her quest is to shave off his beard so that she can see his face, and her desire is fueled by a dark secret. The giant, who has never felt a woman’s touch, threatens her life – but ultimately succumbs to the beauty’s seduction.

The young man’s dramatic transformation enflames the populace, and sets the course of the couple’s destiny. Against the backdrop of a carnival populated with sublime and grotesque characters, the star-crossed lovers scheme to undermine a centuries-old patriarchy, where “coin is king”, and citizens mere pawns to enrich debauched governors. Darné and Clare’s quest for sovereignty will draw them into the throes of a fiery revolution.

     “The Chamber of Curiosities” is filled with magic, adventure, noblemen, bold women, sadistic rulers, and betrayed lovers, and offers an epic journey for those who question whether a single act of faith can change the course of human destiny.

     Author, Anastasia Blackwell was distinguished in Edinburgh Critical Guides, Gothic Literature, Second Addition, 2016, in a list of prominent and influential authors of early twenty-first century gothic fiction. She is an award-winning writer, producer, actress, and trapeze artist, raised in the Pacific Northwest, with roots in San Francisco, who currently resides in Santa Monica, California.

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“The Chamber of Curiosities” was born of a pledge to the First Amendment Project. A fundraiser gave the readers opportunity to have their name used to create a character in a novel. The winner bidder comes to life to aid Darne at a crucial time in his struggle for freedom. A portion of all proceeds from sales of the book will go to The First Amendment Project, to help ensure our rights to freedom of speech and the press.

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