Free Kindle Books for Monday Morning, February 20

Disclaimer: Prices Change. It’s 8:37 am EST and all books were free FOR EVERYONE in the US (you didn’t have to have Prime). Please check the Price BEFORE buying – especially if you are reading this post on Monday evening or night.

Free Kindle Books – Full List at Amazon

Free Kindle Books – Romance

  1. *The Boyfriend Bylaws (Totally Fit) by Susan Hatler. Price: Free. Genre: Contemporary Romance, Dating, Uexpected Lovers. Rated 4.5 stars on 17 reviews. 145 kb in size, or about 70 pages.
  2. [Sleeper Pick] Certain Sure by Reina M. Williams. Price: $0. Genre: Who Doesn’t Like Cinderella Stories, Modern Cinderella, Irish Twist. Rated 5 stars on 2 reviews. 215 pages. The Cinderella on the cover looks like she hasn’t worked a day in her life (unless shopping and getting your hair done counts as work).

Free Kindle Books – Thrillers & Mysteries

  1. The Last American Martyr by Tom Winton. Price: $0. Genre: Suspense Thriller. Rated 4 stars on 13 reviews. 195 pages.
  2. Off the Grid (A Gerrit O’Rourke Novel) by Mark Young. Price: Free. Genre: Thrillers, Suspense, Off the Grid, Murder. Rated 5 stars on 6 reviews. 603 kb in size, or about 300 pages.
  3. *Pandora’s Succession by Russell Brooks. Price: Free. Genre: Thriller, Spy Stories & Tales of Intrigue, Action. Rated 4 stars on 43 reviews. 283 pages.
  4. Illusion of Luck (Greg Tenorly Suspense Series – #3) by Robert Burton Robinson. Price: Free. Genre: Thriller, Suspense, Action & Adventure. Rated 4 stars on 6 reviews. 260 pages.

Free Kindle Books – Religious

Free Kindle Books – Fantasy, Science Fiction & Horror

  1. [Sleeper Pick] Embody by Jan Tilley. Price: $0. Genre: Science Fiction, Goosebumps as a Warning. 307 pages. This sounds interesting – might end up being big. Rated 5 stars on 4 reviews.
  2. *Brother’s Keeper, a novella by Glen Krisch. Price: Free. Genre: Horror, Brothers, Secret Society. Rated 5 stars on 7 reviews. 171 kb in size, or about 85 pages.
  3. *Loss, a novella of psychological horror by Glen Kirsch. Price: $0. Genre: Horror, Psychological Horror, Novella. 110 pages.
  4. [Repeat, Good] Awakening (The Watchers Trilogy) by Karice Bolton. Price: Free. Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Lore, Trilogy. Rated 4.5 stars on 17 reviews. 322 pages.
  5. As Life Goes On by Larry Webb. Price: Free. Genre: Contemporary Horror, Ghosts, Clairvoyance. Rated 5 stars on 5 reviews. 298 pages.
  6. **[Repeat, Very Good] The Emperor’s Edge by Lindsay Buroker. Price: Free. Genre: Historical Fantasy, Epic. Rated 4.5 stars on 107 reviews. 319 pages.

Free Kindle Books – Various Genres (Fiction) including Adventure

  1. **A Song for the Asking (A Kane Novel) by Steve Gannon. Price: Free. Genre: Literary Fiction, Alcoholism, Family. Rated 4.5 stars on 24 reviews. 670 kb in size, or about 335 pages.
  2. Where the Heart Is by Jenny Gardiner. Price: $0. Genre: Possibly Romance, Home is Where the Heart Is, Fiction. Rated 4 stars on 4 reviews. 196 pages.
  3. *Coming About by Jan Tilley. Price: $0. Genre: Drama, No Place to Go, The Path We’re On. Rated 5 stars on 4 reviews. 277 pages.

Free Kindle Books – Children

  1. **[Pick of the Day]Bridger by Megan Curd. Price: $0. Genre: Children’s Books, Mythology, Fairy Tales (Faerie Tales). Rated 4.5 stars on 35 reviews. 1160 KB so perhaps 300 to 500 pages.
  2. *The Complete First Year Adventures of Buster Bee (The Complete First Year Omnibus) by Robert Stanek. Price: $0. Genre: The Cmmplete First Year (In case you missed that little detail), 7 stories with 200 full-page pictures, Family Life. Rated 5 stars on 2 reviews. 22 MB in size.

Free Kindle Books – Non-Fiction

  1. How to Make Beef Stew with Dumplings (Authentic English Recipes) by Geoff Wells. Price: $0. Genre: Stewie, Geoffie, Cooking, A Cover only a Cook could love. Rated 5 stars on 2 reviews.
  2. **Laugh You Live, Cry You Die (A Burn Survivor’s Triumph Over Tragedy) by George Burk. Price: $0. Genre: Biography. Rated 5 stars on 7 reviews. 172 pages.

Free Kindle Books – Erotica

  1. A Little Harmless Submission by Melissa Schroeder. Price: $0. Genre: Explicit Erotic Romance, Submission. Rated 4.5 stars on 29 reviews. 193 pages.

Today’s Deal (Not Free, just Cheap)

  1. **[Kindle Daily Deal] Washington’s Crossing by historian David Hackett Fischer. Described as ‘thoroughly researched and superbly written’. It’s Historical Fiction/Military History. Rated a perfect 5 stars on 124 reviews. 576 pages in length. $1.99.

A Barn in the Middle of Nowhere

The man sat in a barn. It was 12 miles away from the nearest house and in the middle of a completely unremarkable landscape – well, unremarkable apart from the 7 tanks, 3 helicopters, and 11 army trucks circling it.

The Mind Project tracked brain waves and scrutinized the population for signs of gifted individuals. 5 hours ago it had caught a signal from this exact barn that couldn’t possibly have been human – except it was. It was coming from the man sitting inside the barn.

The perfect test subject.

He could replace all 237 subjects they had locked up in their special research facility in the Mojave desert. A research facility that was, for the first time in its 17 years of existence, being breached. A young girl was walking through it. Walking past each cell and each test room. As she walked by, the test subjects disappeared. One by one they vanished and slowly, as if in a haze, the researchers and guards began to realize their life’s work was disappearing right before their eyes. Yet they felt a languid comfort and remained as they were. 537 people, who were working on perhaps the greatest project of their times, and not one seemed eager to raise an alert.

“What do you mean you can’t go any closer?”

The General shouted above the noise of the Helicopters. He didn’t wait for an answer. He turned and walked back to his Jeep and called up the President he hadn’t voted for. The President was clear about what had to be done. The General was fuming as he gave the orders.

The tanks all fired at the same time. The man in the barn smiled and guided each shell in a playful arc. He then brought them to a stop in mid-air and let them hover.

As the girl reached the last remaining test room, the most valuable current test subject of The Mind Project fought whatever it was that had whisked away all his fellow test subjects. She pouted and tried harder – but failed to affect the man. She knew she was out of time. She threw a bunch of angry thoughts at the man and then just vanished.

The man in the barn stood up slowly.

“You were always a stubborn one Vitali.”

The man closed his eyes and wished himself away. The tank shells fell to the ground in a rough circle.

A House in the Middle of Somewhere

She rushed to the door. It was her husband. He had that wry amused look on his face. As if he knew just how much she’d missed him. After a kiss and a hug she walked him to the living room and pointed out their daughter.

“She’s been staring out that window all day”.

Their daughter turned and smiled a half-smile. She looked at her father and he read the question. He didn’t have an answer.

He had thought he’d get to see his brother after 17 years. He’d thought wrong.

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