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Spin the Wheels for Ill: Violence Redeeming: Collected Short Stories 2009 - 2011

by Stephen Donald Huff

At his post in the bowels of a Japanese submarine, this frightened boy endures the unspeakable slaughter of an illicit war until he reaches the point of breaking. Then he begins opening valves that should be closed and closing valves that should be open.

Drafted as a teenager into one of the bloodiest and most fanatical navies in the history of the world, he will spin the wheels for ill. An insightful short story....

Genre: Fiction, Action & Adventure, War, Teen & Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction
Size: 15 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 28 March 2017 onward  

Rating: 3.80 / 5
4 reviews

The Crown & the Arrow: A Wrath & the Dawn Short Story (The Wrath and the Dawn)

by Renée Ahdieh

Seventy-one days and seventy-one nights had come and gone since Khalid began killing his brides. This dawn, Khalid would mark the loss of the seventy-second girl, Shahrzad al-Khayzuran. Khalid didn’t know how many more of these dawns he could take. And there was something about this latest girl that piqued his interest. Not only had she volunteered to marry him, but at their wedding ceremony, she had seemed not the least bit afraid. In fact, what he had seen in her eyes was nothing short of pure hatred. She was about to lose her life. Why wasn’t she afraid? Why did she hate him so? He had never before gone to his wife’s chambers before her death at dawn. Tonight would be different....

Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Romance
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 March 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

The Forgotten: Young Adult Sci-Fi (The Lux Guardians Book 1)

by Saruuh Kelsey

Good and goodness will prevail.

Honour and Horatia Frie are twins living in a world of wreck and ruin.

Forgotten London is a dismal place of containment, rationing, and a four-family-per-house regulation. Twenty five years ago the world was set ablaze when solar flares obliterated three quarters of the Earths population and wiped out whole continents in one blow. The flares brought with them The Sixteen Strains: agonizing and fatal diseases that plague each of the forty one zones of Forgotten London and the rest of the world. The only places that escaped fatal damage were two countries now known as The Cities  States and Bharat. The rest of the world  The Forgotten Lands  is contained within borders for the peoples protection against even deadlier Strains ou...

Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction, Dystopian, Teen & Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure
Size: 387 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 March 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.60 / 5
9 reviews

The Silent Deal: The Card Game, Book 1

by Levi Stack

When Viktor and Romulus, two peasant boys, dig too deep into their town’s strange past, they awaken the wrath of a mysterious overlord. As the blood brothers struggle to survive, their search for answers takes them through gambling parlors, bare-knuckle boxing matches, and dark forests full of wild animals and men alike. But even with the help of their friends, can they escape the deathly experiments their foe is creating in Staryi Castle?Enter the bold lands of the Russian Empire where the colorful characters of The Card Game dwell, from the fortune-tellers and fire-jugglers of the Romani Gypsies, to the dangerous criminals that make up the Thieves World, the predecessor of the Russian Mafia.An explosive mixture of mystery and adventure, The Silent Deal is a novel that will rip readers ...

Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Mysteries & Thrillers
Size: 359 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 March 2017 onward  

Rating: 3.50 / 5
2 reviews

Salem's Vengeance (Vengeance Trilogy Book 1)

by Aaron Galvin

Sixteen-year-old Sarah Kelly never expected to meet the Devil’s daughter. She only sought innocent dancing in the moonlight, not a coven entranced by their dark priestess.
When her friends partake of a powder meant to conjure spirits - and the results go horribly awry - Sarah is forced to make a choice. To keep their secret risks her own damnation, but to condemn them may invoke the accusing remnants of Salem to rise again....

Genre: Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Thrillers, Teen & Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction
Size: 270 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 March 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.40 / 5
271 reviews

Longbow (The Saga of Roland Inness Book 1)

by Wayne Grant

Roland Inness is a peasant boy with an unusual talent—and a secret. He has learned the art of making a longbow and the skill to use it with deadly accuracy. Why must this be kept secret? The Normans rule England with their armored knights and a well-aimed longbow can pierce that armor. Possession of the weapon is a hanging offense and when Roland takes the wrong deer on the wrong Lord’s land he has to flee for his life.

His flight will take him from the high hills of the English midlands to the wild frontier with Wales and on to the court of Richard the Lionheart. Along the way he is hunted by a paid killer, aided by a strange monk named Tuck, and taken in by a gruff Norman knight, who values his skill with the bow. That skill and his courage will be sorely tested ...

Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Teen & Young Adult, Literature & Fiction
Size: 243 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 March 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

First Command: A TIDES novella

by Alex Lidell

Master and Commander meets Tamora Pierce in a seafaring adventure of duty, love, magic, and a princess’s quest to protect her kingdom on her own terms. Born to privilege, called to service, trained for command, seventeen-year-old Lieutenant Nile Greysik finally gets the chance to prove herself a leader. As she takes charge of a captured enemy ship, her orders will take her through hostile waters and stormy seas with a hold full of prisoners, a skeptical crew, and a handsome first mate whose every move undermines her confidence.To navigate to safe harbor, Nile must earn the crew’s trust . . . but first she must dare to trust herself.FIRST COMMAND is a prequel novella in Alex Lidell’s TIDES series. Recommended for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Tamora Pierce, and Naomi Novik. ...

Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Size: 63 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 March 2017 onward  

Ella Wood (Ella Wood, 1)

by Michelle Isenhoff

Love. War. Both equally destructive to Emily's ambitions.

Though she left Charleston a spoiled daughter of the South, Emily returns from her stay in the North a changed young woman. Her assumptions about slavery have been shattered, and her secret dream of attending university has blossomed into fierce ambition. As the passions sweeping North and South toward war threaten to envelop the city she loves, Emily must battle her father's traditional expectations in her own bid for freedom. Meanwhile, the real fight may lie within her heart, which stubbornly refuses to accept that a choice for independence must be a choice against love....

Genre: Fiction, Religious Fiction, Romance, Historical Romance, Teen & Young Adult, Religious, Military, Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction
Size: 358 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 March 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

The Forsaken Crown (The Desolate Empire Book 0)

by Christina Ochs

A disgraced soldier. A young prince fighting for his inheritance. A kingdom at the mercy of a corrupt regent.Sonya, an ambitious mercenary intent on commanding her own army, vowed nothing would stand in her way. But then she ran afoul of the most powerful woman in the empire. Humiliated and condemned, she now must struggle to survive. Kendryk has a vast kingdom to rule, though he isn't old enough to do it on his own. But when he learns his regent, Duke Desmond, wants to seize the throne, the stakes turn deadly. With no one he can turn to, young Kendryk is forced to rely on an outsider. Now their destinies have intertwined and the fate of the kingdom is at stake. Can Sonya and Kendryk overcome their pasts and mistrust to find a path to victory? Or will the forces arrayed against them tr...

Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Teen & Young Adult, Literature & Fiction
Size: 241 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 March 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
6 reviews

The Piano Girl - Part One (Counterfeit Princess Series Book 1)

by Sherri Schoenborn Murray

She plays from memory. Her memories.
The day after her sixteenth birthday, Princess Alia finds out that she's been given away in marriage to a man she’s never met. The war has just ended, and for Alia’s protection, she must travel to her future kingdom disguised as a chicken farmer's daughter. This princess to pauper story is filled with problems, prayers and plenty of piano. This is Part One of a two-part series. In 2016, the Counterfeit Princess series will continue with Alia's sister, Wren.
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Genre: Children's eBooks, Historical Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Fiction, Children's Fiction, Fiction Classics, Literary Fiction, Religious Fiction, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths, Christian Fantasy, Teen & Young Adult, Religious
Size: 143 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 March 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
3 reviews

The Carlswick Affair (The Carlswick Mysteries Book 1)

by SL Beaumont

Awarded an Honorable Mention at the San Francisco Book Festival 2014

Who do you trust when everyone around you has secrets?

Stephanie Cooper's fateful meeting with James Knox, guitarist for indie band The Fury, in Carlswick village sets off an unforeseen chain of events.

A family feud dating back to World War II threatens to keep them apart, but however great the danger, Stephanie knows that she must uncover the secrets that lie beneath the ancient roof of Knox Manor....

Genre: Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Mystery, Teen & Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Mysteries & Thrillers, Romance
Size: 321 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 March 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.90 / 5
27 reviews

Archer: A Swashbuckling Medieval Fantasy Romance (Hengist-People of the Horse Book 1)

by Jacky Gray

Mmm. Shoot an apple off his friend’s head or lose his food, horse and clothes? Some decisions require little thought.

Archer is the sort of boy things happen to. Orphaned as a baby, his gifts make him different to other kids. He doesn't understand why he's so much stronger and faster than other boys; why a sword feels so right in his hand; or how every arrow he looses at a target will hit the centre, even if his eyes are closed.
At the Beltane ritual, he must fight his friends to see who is most worthy. But his real battle is with an enemy whose callous disrespect for the natural order brings dangerous consequences....

Genre: Fiction, Romance, Fantasy, Teen & Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction
Size: 184 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 March 2017 onward  

Rating: 3.50 / 5
8 reviews

Beyond the Fortuneteller's Tent: a teen time-travel romance

by Kristy Tate

* A 2014 I Heart Indies Finalist
* #5 on Amazon's Teen Historical Bestseller List
* From a review, "I compared it to the [Outlander] series but PG because I would be disturbed to see my students reading [Galbadon] but would gladly recommend the [Beyond] books."
When Petra Baron goes into the fortuneteller’s tent at a Renaissance fair, she expects to leave with a date to prom. Instead, she walks out into Elizabethan England, where she meets gypsies, a demon dog and a kindred spirit in Emory Ravenswood.

Emory must thwart the plans of religious zealots. His mission is dangerous, his enemies are fanatical, and Petra Baron is a complication that Heaven only knows he does not need. Or does he? Although Emory is on Heaven’s errand, he learned long ago that Heave...

Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Size: 235 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 March 2017 onward  

The Poison in All of Us (Emmie McAllister Mysteries Book 1)

by Connie B. Dowell

Winter breaks are supposed to be exciting, but this one is murder.

A novella of suffragists and secrets.

In December 1918, the Great War is over and everyone in the small town of Cora, Georgia is ready to relax. Stepping off the train from school, sixteen-year-old Emmie McAllister looks forward to a pleasant Christmas, one in which she can fix up a motorcycle, wear trousers, and enjoy the look on her mother’s face.
Yet the holidays turn darker when Emmie and her least favorite classmate, prim and proper Dessa, stumble across the murdered body of the town’s most prominent suffrage activist. Emmie finds herself saddled with Dessa as both girls are determined to help find the killer.
But the more they poke around, the harder life gets for outspoken wo...

Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Mysteries & Thrillers
Size: 138 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 March 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.80 / 5
4 reviews

Dreamwalkers Part One: A Young Adult Fantasy Paranormal Romance

by D.M. Andrews

Callum Chase would rather study Greek myth than play sports or mingle at school. Bullied and friendless, Cal retreats every night into a world where he is the master, a world of dreams.But one day the girl from his dreams shows up at his school and turns his worlds — both waking and dreaming...

Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Historical, Fiction, Short Stories, Teen & Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction
Size: 41 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 March 2017 onward  

Noontide Sun

by Jessie Thomas

For seven long years, Sarah has heard nothing but her betrothed’s voice against a perpetual storm.

After incurring the wrath of a spiteful Redcoat officer capable of wielding magic, Sarah was separated across centuries from Gabriel, the young man she intended to marry. While Gabriel languishes in a prison where the years pass without aging him, Sarah is trapped in a present that isn’t her own with the key that can free him.

When the key starts to disintegrate, Sarah is forced into a race against time to rescue the young man she loves before they’re both lost to the depths of waning magic.


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Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Size: 42 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 March 2017 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

The Map: A Jackaby Story

by William Ritter

Perfect for fans of Jackaby who are desperately awaiting the release of its sequel, Beastly Bones, this novella-length story follows the rollicking events of Abigail Rook’s birthday celebration.   Abigail hopes that her birthday will slip by unnoticed and uncelebrated, but her employer, detective of the supernatural R. F. Jackaby, has other plans. Using magical party crackers that teleport the pair to unknown destinations in time and space and a cryptic map that may lead to a forgotten treasure, Jackaby intends to give Abigail what he considers to be the best gift of all--adventure.   Abigail and Jackaby must tame an enormous (and carnivorous) rabbit, defend a castle, and master a dirigible if they want to find the treasure and get back to New Fiddleham alive....

Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Mysteries & Thrillers, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Size: 57 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 March 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.20 / 5
13 reviews

The Smuggler's Gambit (Adam Fletcher Adventure Series Book 1)

by Sara Whitford

Port Beaufort, North Carolina - May 1765Seventeen-year-old Adam Fletcher is no stranger to fist fights, but when he bloodies the nose of the obnoxious son of Port Beaufort's customs agent, the local magistrate offers Adam two choices: jail or an apprenticeship. Choosing the latter, he soon finds himself bound apprentice to a reclusive old man with a secret, colorful past. Although Adam is less than thrilled about his new situation, when he is asked to spy on his master as a suspected smuggler, he has to decide where his loyalties lie. Will he perform his civic duty to the Crown, or will he do whatever is necessary to protect the old man, possibly putting even his own family in danger?Secrets will be revealed, loyalties will be questioned, betrayals will be uncovered, and a young man's char...

Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Teen & Young Adult, Literature & Fiction
Size: 326 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 March 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

Poison Dance: A Short Story (Midnight Thief Book 0)

by Livia Blackburne

James is skilled, efficient, and deadly, a hired blade navigating the shifting alliances of a deteriorating Assassin's Guild. Then he meets Thalia, an alluring but troubled dancing girl who offers him a way out--if he'll help her kill a powerful nobleman. With the Guild falling apart, it just might be worth the risk. But when you live, breathe, and love in a world that's forever flirting with death, the slightest misstep can be poison. Poison Dance is approximately 14,000 words long, or 54 printed pages.Excerpt:He handed her a stiletto the length of her hand and molded her fingers around the handle. Her hands were slender and her nails were delicately rounded, though her palms were calloused. The two of them stood in the cramped space between his bed and the window, holding the blade be...

Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Contemporary, Historical, Fiction, Sword & Sorcery, Teen & Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction
Size: 84 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 01 March 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.10 / 5
8 reviews

A Piece of Blue String: a young German girl's diary during WW2 (Playing with Matches Book 0)

by Lee Strauss

A companion short story to Playing with Matches. Katharina Ackermann's diary entries marking the turn of WW2, and of her heart for a boy heading for battle.Approximately 7000 words.
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Genre: Children's eBooks, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Children's Fiction, Short Stories, Romance, Collections & Anthologies, Teen & Young Adult, Military, Literature & Fiction
Size: 35 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 28 February 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

The Mirror & the Maze: A Wrath & the Dawn Short Story (The Wrath and the Dawn)

by Renée Ahdieh

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA....

Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Romance
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 February 2017 onward  

Rating: 3.00 / 5
9 reviews

Ambushed! (Last Plane out of Paris, Part 2)

by Paul Moxham

Part 2 of Last Plane out of Paris starts with the team travelling to Metz to meet Marcel. But, as they arrive,...

Genre: Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Fiction, Action & Adventure, Historical Fiction, Short Stories, War, Science Fiction, Alternative History, Teen & Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Mysteries & Thrillers, Crime Fiction
Size: 31 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 February 2017 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

Approaching Night: Book I of Seluna

by Ilana Waters

"Almost everyone is convinced I’m mad. But I’m not sure I believe them."

Seventeen-year-old Seluna doesn’t know why she was admitted to an all-female insane asylum called Silver Hill. She doesn’t know exactly how she makes inanimate objects come to life. And she can’t figure out the reason for the sadistic and brutal experiments on girls here—many of whom are never heard from again.

When Seluna sneaks out to the moonlit, forbidden garden behind Silver Hill, she meets a mysterious boy swimming in a pond. She senses there’s a connection between him and what’s happening at the asylum, but he’s not telling what. Then there are the screams from down long halls and the constant absence of light. No doubt they’re all part of the scheme concocted by t...

Genre: Fiction, Romance, Historical Romance, Teen & Young Adult, Gothic, Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction
Size: 189 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 February 2017 onward  

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