Free and Discounted Fiction for Saturday, 06.11.16

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Falling in love is easy. Fighting for it will take everything she has.

It’s real. It has to be. Twenty-two-year-old college student Emma Matthews gained too much ground last year to let three single words shake her faith. She has an engagement ring on her finger to prove it. Not to mention the perfect internship.

Strong. That’s what Riley needs her to be while he relocates to Nashville to record an album. With the kids in downtown Portland counting on her to keep the center’s doors open, the added strain of a broken relationship with A. J., and an unexpected friendship reminding her what’s at stake, how can she be anything less?

But when mounting threats compromise Emma’s safety, danger and secrets escalate until she’s faced with the news she fears the most. Caught in a moment when all light in her life goes out, Emma has no choice but to find the courage to lead her heart no matter what it costs her.

Download Light Unshaken and continue Emma’s journey in this sweet coming of age novel full of raw, honest characters and a captivating story of faith, friendship, and love.

Coming of Age Romance
Clean College Romance
Clean New Adult Romance

This series follows the same characters and needs to be read in order:
Eyes Unveiled: Book One
Light Unshaken: Book Two
Hope Unbroken: Book Three

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Willow likes her quiet routine. She edits books from her small apartment. She occasionally goes out to the local diner for a tuna melt. She enjoys living in Worcester. It’s where the Worcester Lunch Car Company made diners from 1906 to 1957. And now she gets to enjoy one in all its vintage glory.

But her quiet, predictable evening at the diner is disturbed when four restaurant workers come in complaining about a theft. And her inquisitive mind soon notices something …

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Diner Deeds Done Dirt Cheap is the first book in the Diner Short Story Mysteries series. These short stories are about 15-20 pages each and feature authentic diners around Massachusetts. Author Lisa Shea goes to each diner personally to write up its sights, sounds, and aromas. That way you, the reader, can take a virtual vacation to these historic locations! Visit Lisa’s webpages to see photos and write-ups of the diners. All of the Diner Mystery series contain no violence, no swearing, and no intimacy, so they are suitable for teens and up.

You can read the books one-by-one as they are released, or you can wait for the boxed sets to be published once the series gets enough books in it. It’s your choice! I try to write them right after I visit, so that’s why there are sometimes gaps in the release schedule. It’s not always easy to get to a diner when they’re open!

A portion of all proceeds benefits battered women’s shelters.

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The world of 2095 is a world of upgrades and obsolescence. The human race is no exception. Surples, a new perfect race, is rapidly populating the planet. Their brilliant and egomaniacal inventor hopes to soon replace all humans with his ideal creation.Kate Blake is the most human of humans. Since the tragedy that killed the love of her life, she has only been living half a life, simply struggling to get through each day. But then she meets Marcus. Marcus seems the perfect person to heal Kate’s broken heart. Only Marcus isn’t a human at all. He’s a surple. As Kate struggles to come to terms with her discovery about Marcus, she finds that she is also more than she appears. The mad genius behind the surples has also implanted the perfect gene inside of Kate. This perfect gene will allow him to control all of the inhabitants on the Earth with carefully triggered electrical impulses in Kate’s brain. Kate’s entire life is engineered around her secret destructive supernatural potential. She is the most dangerous person on the planet. Once Kate knows the truth, she is even a danger to herself. Can a human and a surple find love? Will love even matter?Find Out If Kate and Marcus Can Prevent the Destruction of the World or If the World Will Destroy Them First.
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[“Clean read” edition – full details below] Anissa is traumatized by the most brutal conflict of the 21st Century: the Syrian Civil War. In 2012, Islamists in Homs terrorize a Syrian-Christian community and destroy everything that a young woman holds dear. Narrowly escaping death, Anissa restarts her devastated life as a college student in New York City. She is bewildered and lost, but hopeful for a better life in a new land.

Anissa is soon drawn to two powerful individuals: Michael Kassab, the Syrian-American leader working to found the first Mideast Christian state, and Julien Morales, her Columbia University professor who runs a $20 billion hedge fund.

Complicating matters, Michael is still attached to his ex-girlfriend and Julien is the most sought after bachelor in Manhattan (and has hidden demons that even his therapist can’t extract). Anissa’s heart and her communal ties pull her in different directions, as she seeks hope and renewal in a dark world.

Anissa of Syria might be compared to The Kite Runner, Exodus, and The Diary of Anne Frank.

NOTE: This is a “clean read” edition of The Syrian Virgin (i.e., this version has no profanity and just a few, brief scenes of minimally described intimacy without reference to any explicit details or sexual anatomy). Due to war themes, this book is not recommended for readers under 16.

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He thought he’d be safe in a magical world. He was wrong.

With little to live for, 18-year-old Michael is only too eager to enter a world where magic is common and where wonders are created with little more than thoughts.

But it’s not home he finds there. Deadly beasts and hidden evils lurk around every corner, and they’re hunting him.

And it’s not just the monsters who want him.

Dragged from one people to another, Michael must discover the truth amongst lies if he is to escape a tyrannical leader who is after his very soul.

Alone, wounded, and lost, he finally must make the biggest decision of his life: to allow himself to die, or to live.

To prevent a genocide.

To save the woman he loves.

And most dangerously, to discover the truth of who he really is.

Dreams and Shadows is the first book in the fantasy series, The Aylosian Chronicles. If you enjoy plot twists and turns, wisdom literature to make you ponder, and stories both tragic and triumphant, this novel by Jeffrey Collyer will linger in your mind long after you have finished reading.

Get Dreams and Shadows and join Michael on his quest for answers today.

Praise for Dreams and Shadows

“Oh wow! This book was utterly fantastic. It’s a fantasy book, with just a touch of fantasy and a lot of intrigue. It sucked me in and compelled me to finish it in the same day!”–Cora B

“If Narnia and the Da Vinci code had a baby this is how I’d imagine it. Great writing that made you stop to think but not too often to disrupt your enjoyment”–Alice

“This story reads like a sailing on the sea–at times calm and at other times swelling large and dangerous. It is a fantasy solidly written and wonderfully told.”–D.J.A.

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Jonathan Ward’s brother, Arthur, has been murdered. The murderer has escaped out the back door, but the bloody murder weapon is in Jonathan’s hand. Con-man that he is, and given the argument he had had with Arthur an hour earlier, he knows he will be the prime suspect in his brother’s death. He cannot afford to come under the close scrutiny of the law. He just may have to perpetrate the greatest, and most challenging con of his life, but is he up to it?

To pull off the most daring stunt of his life, Jonathan will not only have to convince Arthur’s friends, the police, and the public, but- worst of all- the beautiful Angela Milford by his monumental deception. Having rejected his brother’s faith, however, and his godly life-style, the changes he will have to make, may just be more than he is willing to endure. With the murderer still lurking in the shadows, he may not just be risking his own life, but also that of the woman who has captured his heart.

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Note: Beth’s Courage is now released and is available at a temporary discount.

Leah is a school teacher in Albany, New York during the 1880s who was devoted to her mother until she passed away. Her father lost his business and Leah did not want to spend the rest of her life living with her protective brother. She begins to correspond with a man from Montana who ran an ad for a mail order bride. Could she have found someone who also loves literature and shares so many of her interests?

How does Leah handle her brother’s negative reactions to the correspondence that now was the focus and light of her life? Can she leave the desperate situation in New York and find that joy that her heart dreams? Or is she destined to live a life without fulfillment?

Will Leah find happiness in Montana? What secrets does her love keep to himself that makes him so hard to reach and read? Can Leah help Henry open up his heart or will she give up? Can his scars heal from the past?

This is a stand-alone story without a cliffhanger and a clean wholesome romance. Note that Mail Order Bride Tess which is Book 2 in the series is now available as well as Mail Order Bride Felicity which is Book 3 at Amazon. The fourth book is Mail Order Husband Frank and the fifth is Mail Order Bride Verity. The books can be read in any order and that all of these books are free to read if you belong to Kindle Unlimited or Amazon Prime. Each can be read by itself independently. The second series begins with Martha’s Story and is also available at Amazon.

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Does absence truly make the heart grow fonder? Silas doesn’t think so.

Courted by Silas for three years, Cassie feels it’s time to move their relationship to the next level: marriage. Silas is forced to reveal a secret past life that must be dealt with before he can commit to Cassie. This secret takes him back to Kansas City where he is forced to face the consequences for his actions years earlier. In order to return to Cassie and Hays, he needs to solve the mystery of the crime and vindicate himself. Meanwhile, after not hearing from Silas for months, Cassie decides to move on with her life. When Silas returns, he has a difficult time coping with Cassie having moved on. Will he ever forgive her, and if so, how? Cassie, while heartbroken, understands Silas’s feelings, but isn’t prepared to accept them.

All books in the series read as stand alone reads.

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