Free literary fiction Kindle books for 26 Feb 19

Melting Into You: A Small Town Romance (Stewart Island Series Book 2)

by Tracey Alvarez

Big, sexy men who don’t relate well to kids need not applyâ?¦

Ben Harland is, by his own admission, a bit of a grouch. He doesn’t do soppy chick-flicks or cosy home and family. He sure doesn’t need any more drama in his world. But life has a way of biting him in the ass. Cue insta-daddyhood to an eight-year-old girl who lands on his doorstep, and an out-of-control attraction to Stewart Island’s hot school teacher.

Kezia Murphy plays her widow card well. When you don’t trust people not to let you down, you don’t get involved. Though Ben makes her skin sizzle just by looking at him, he’s counting the days until he’s once again a single man. But no matter how much Kezia yearns for his touch, and her daughter Zoe longs for a daddy, can Ben ever be the right man for the job?

MELTING INTO YOU is the second story in Tracey Alvarez’s best-selling Stewart Island books set against the stunning backdrop of Aotearoa, New Zealand. If you like heartwarming, sexy and sweet small town romances with a touch of comedy, you’ll love sharing the journey with these authentic men and women struggling to find their special someone.

Download your copy of Melting Into You and dive into these sensual romance novels!
Intended for mature 18+ aged readers who enjoy their feel good romance on the steamier side.

Praise for the Stewart Island series!

“It’s officialâ?¦I’m hooked on this series! I want to jump on a plane and fly to this island, because apparently they grow them big and HOT in New Zealandâ?¦men that is!!!” ~ Swept Away By Romance

“Perfection comes in many shapes and forms, and Ms Alvarez delivers in her contemporary voice and quirky character traits that make a distinctive difference between average and stellar storytelling.” ~ InD’Tale Magazine

“Just as the must-read series of Donna Kauffman (The Bachelors of Blueberry Cove), Jill Shalvis (Lucky Harbor), Terri Osburn (Anchor Island), Marie Force (The McCarthys of Gansett Island), Sherryl Woods (Chesapeake Shores) have entranced me with their seaside settings and caring communities – so has Tracey Alvarez – and I’m adding her series to my must-read shelf too.”~ Fab Fantasy Fiction

Don’t miss any of the Stewart Island books!
Book 1:
In Too Deep. Featuring Piper and West.
Book 2: Melting Into You. Featuring Kezia and Ben.
Book 3: Ready To Burn. Featuring Shaye and Del.
Book 4: Christmas With You. Featuring Carly and Kip.
Book 5: My Forever Valentine. Due South Short Stories.
Book 6: Playing For Fun. Featuring Holly and Ford.
Book 7: Drawing Me In. Featuring Bree and Harley.
Book 7.5: Kissing The Bride. A Due South Short Story.
Book 8: Saying I Do. Featuring MacKenna and Joe.
Book 9: Home For Christmas. Stewart Island novella.

The Boy who was Strange and Different (Tales from Anywhere)

by R A Hennerley

Once upon a timeâ?¦ many, many years ago in a world long since forgotten, there was a country called Anywhere. And in the land of Anywhere there was a fine and prosperous city called Anyplace and in this fine city lived a cruel and extraordinarily selfish woman who had three children, two girls and a boy….

In this tale from Anywhere, a selfish and cruel woman is embarrassed by her gay son and has him committed to The Asylum for The Strange and The Different. The Asylum is a bleak, desperate dumping ground for those society considers to have lost their minds after reading The Devil’s Book of the Dead, or who are seen as different, difficult or just plain odd. No-one ever leaves the Asylum alive. But one special young boy has a plan- will it succeed?

A curiously magical tale to help you stay human in a world that has gone mad….

Welcome to Anywhere – a world very different from, yet painfully similar to, your own.

“Brilliant comic technique, and a glorious sense of moral outrage at the current mess in which our country seems mired, combine here to make a unique reading experience. Often laugh-out-loud funny, the real-life characters behind these innocuous fairy tales and fables hit you by surprise, a series of sharp rocks hidden in those snowballs. Amazingly, with all the faux-naievete and children’s book elements gleefully displayed here, the writing never becomes twee or condescending.”


On the Edge of the Loch: A Psychological Novel set in Ireland

by Joseph Ã?amon Cummins

A Story Not For the Anxious Reader

How do you claim back a life that might have been? Or two lives? His, â??lost’ on a dinghy street in Newark, at seventeen, when he was wild and driven by heart. Hers, â??lost’ in motherless privilege, with something always gnawing, even after she abandoned it at twenty-one.

A decade later Tony MacNeill’s chance encounter with a graceful woman feels like a drug in his veins, a glimpse of the life that might have been his. In a tiny seafaring village in Ireland, Lenny Quin is a woman out of fantasy, almost undreamable. The lure of resurrection bonds them.

But after ten years of incarceration, the world inside his head is not the same. Aranroe village is an unfamiliar universe. And Lenny carries a darkness of her own â?? and danger, say locals. Can he deal with it, with her, or she with him â?? can they deal with love, if that’s what it is?

Or is this all in the mind, a distortion of the astonishing events of their lost decade, ever since hope and home fled from their youth?

Delusion or not, the soul she re-ignites in him carries an oath no power will defeat. He seeks no more trouble. But in this strange refuge, in search of nothing but spirit, warnings abound in their first meeting. And even as their fires fuse intimately, spine-chilling events force them apart, and secrets and silence fog what’s true.

Is the past too powerful a foe — the present a path to doom? As old wounds re-open and new dreams collide, a series of nail-biting climaxes expose their secret stories, leading to an ending that cannot be imagined.

For all they might be together, and against all that divides them, Tony MacNeill must become unstoppable â?? one more time.

From Ireland to America to the underbelly of Baghdad, this psychological tale spins with surprises as it unveils the extremes driven people will go to, and the frailty and resilience of the human heart.

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If you feel tempted, please don’t reveal the ending, especially online
There is a â??something’ in the final chapter that should be discovered through reading. Read slowly, the secret can be missed.

*** Contains a comprehensive author interview and 10-page Guide for Book Clubs, Teachers and Writing Students.

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Refuge on Leebrick (The Hills of Burlington Book 4)

by Jacie Middlemann

Refuge on Leebrick is the fourth book in The Hills of Burlington series. It is a story of family, both the one we were born with and those we meet along the way.

Tom Holland arrived in Burlington after making a couple of life-changing decisions. One of them he would never regretâ?¦the other he was still wrestling with. He’d been considering that he needed a change in his lifeâ?¦his career but hadn’t been able to push himself into action. After the last couple of weeks he realized it was no longer a consideration, it was a necessity.

When he chose Burlington as his destination it wasn’t with a dart tossed at a map. In large part it was because the city was the new home of an old friendâ?¦his college roommate. A man who wasn’t just a good friend but a trusted one as well. Yet it was something more than friendship, more than needing a new jobâ?¦there was something more that drew him to Burlington.

When he showed up at his old friend’s office things began to happen faster than he could have ever anticipated. By the time he’d walked out of Jake Kyle’s office he had a job, an invite for a hot home-cooked meal that night, and within days he had a place to stayâ?¦a house rich in Jake’s family history. A place his family called the Summer Street house.

It wasn’t long before Tom was drawn into the growing circle of Jake’s family and friends who had also come to Burlington in search of something different than what they’d left behind. He became part of the seemingly regular gatherings at his cousin Mary’s kitchen table where the coffee pot was always full and the conversation rarely stopped. It was there he learned the answer to one of the many secrets of the Summer Street house. One that answered many of his own.

Yet despite what it was that had drawn him to Burlington and the many questions still to be answered, and that while the house on Summer Street may still hold many secretsâ?¦he knew it ultimately came back to one thing. Family.

Refuge on Leebrick is a story of family. Both the family we’re born to and grow up with and the family we find along the way. It is the story of where we go when we need support in our best and worst moments. Where and who we turn to when life throws all it can at us. And then more. And it is when we find that the where we go to is really the who we go to. Family. Tom finds that Burlington holds all of this and more as he learns that some secrets are meant to be shared.

Refuge on Leebrick, the fourth in the Hills of Burlington series, is the continuing family saga of six contemporary women, their family and friends, of different generations but drawn together at a time when all are at a crossroad in their livesâ?¦and searching for something they’ve not yet found. Other books in the series include Return to Cedar Hill, Retreat to Woodhaven, and Summer Street Secrets.

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