Free literary fiction Kindle books for 30 Sep 18

I, Destiny

by Alessandro Abate

“This is the story of a choice. Destiny gave me just two cards, and I will play them blindfoldedâ?¦Destiny will wait and see, giving me the illusion of a path that I can choose, or will act and show me the one it has determined already…”
The play goes on stage. The success is overwhelming, but it also marks the end of the relationship between the passionate Alex and the enigmatic Lisa. In love and desperately in need of a job, Alex has a life-changing encounter with an old man who lives like a tramp along the South Bank of the Thames.
Blinded by the light of a shining world, Lisa turns into an unscrupulous woman, living her life to excess and relying on her breathtaking beauty to fulfill her ambitions.
Time goes by, relentlessly, playing with the emotions of Alex and the expectations of Lisa, until undeniable truths, hidden in an old and crumpled book lying on a stall of a little bookshop market, will dramatically affect their life paths.

The Scent and Other Stories: The Dark Side of Love

by Phil Slattery

In this collection of short stories, Phil Slattery explores the dark, sometimes violent, sometimes twisted, sometimes touching side of love, the side kept not only from public view, but sometimes from our mates. Set in the modern era, these stories range from regretting losing a lover to forbidden interracial love in the hills of 1970’s Kentucky to a mother’s deathbed confession in present-day New Mexico to debating pursuing a hateful man’s wife to the callous manipulation of a lover in Texas.

Praise for Stories Contained in “The Scent and Other Stories”:

“The Scent”

“This story has a lovely dreamy quality whilst being unsettling too. It lingers on half processed emotional experiences and leaves the reader asking ‘what if’ and ‘if only’ – feelings that are familiar for so many people.”

“You wrote about something we can all relate to – how, out of the blue, the scent of something evokes a memory of something long past; and the emotions we felt at the time! A clever story â?¦”

“This descriptive piece about remembrance, the thought of what might have been, is a common sad thread that will resonate with those have experienced the pain of that one love lost. Slattery’s use of scent was exquisite as we feel Quinn’s pain and hope that he finds his peace, at last.”


“Fantastic writing – I held my breath for most of the story. The descriptions of the countryside and the people were beautiful and the tension compelling. This could possibly be the start of a novel or a suite of stories. Thank you very much and good luck with your writing in the future”

“Suspenseful and engaging. The dialogue and descriptions kept pace with the action. Well done.”

“A Good Man”

“Lots of detail examining an old question of how do you judge a person’s life. It left me wondering.”

“Great job capturing the social climate of the sixties. Good choice for how to present the story – deathbed “confession” by the mother. I enjoyed it.”

“The Slightest of Indiscretions”

“Excellent writing brings this poignant story to life and makes the reader work to understand more of what might be. Very many thanks for a satisfying, emotionally intelligent readâ?¦”

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