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New source of free books: Smashbooks is the world's largest distributor of indie [independent authors] ebooks, with over 100,000 e-books to choose from!

You can read these books on your PC/MAC computer or tablet.

Or on your iPhone/iPod Touch, B+N Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo Reader, Kindle or Kindle Fire!

Smashwords provides you with the opportunity to discover new voices in all categories and genres of the written word.


Sentence of Marriage (Promises to Keep: Book 1), by Shayne ParkinsonSentence of Marriage, by Shayne Parkinson
Price: Free!
GENRE: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
-- In 19th Century New Zealand, there are few choices for a farm girl like Amy. Her life seems mapped out for her by the time she is twelve. Amy dreams of an exciting life in the world beyond her narrow boundaries. But it is the two people who come to the farm from outside the valley who change her life forever, and Amy learns the high cost of making the wrong choice. (Book 1 of Promises to Keep)

We Don’t Plummet Out of the Sky Anymore, by M. David BlakeWe Don’t Plummet Out of the Sky Anymore, by M. David Blake
Price: Free!
GENRE: Fiction » Science fiction » General
-- Stan wanted a flying car. No, that wasn't quite accurate... Stan wanted a nice flying car, and the quantities of bliss that purchase would bring. Stan desired bliss. Fortunately, Bliss also desired Stan.

The Unsuspecting Mage: The Morcyth Saga Book One, by Brian S. PrattThe Unsuspecting Mage: The Morcyth Saga Book One, by Brian S. Pratt
Price: Free!
GENRE: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
-- James, a high school senior, went looking for a job. But instead, embarks upon an adventure of a lifetime. Whisked unexpectedly to a world where magic works, he must learn to master its power, all the while searching for the meaning behind why he was brought there and what he must do.


Grandpa's Portal, by Steve MessmanGrandpa's Portal, by Steve Messman
Price: Free!
GENRE: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
-- Grandpa’s Portal is an exciting mix of adult magic and youthful fantasy. Grandpa disappears while walking with his grandkids. Their great detective work and adventurous spirit find him in a magical world. They try to free him from his captors. The kids are attacked by ants, captured by spiders, and nearly eaten by a mouse. They are forced to make hard decisions. They do, and they survive--sort of!

Zombie Nights, by Tom LichtenbergZombie Nights, by Tom Lichtenberg
Price: Free!
GENRE: Fiction » Science fiction » General
-- Being a zombie, not so easy. That could have been Dave Connor's six word memoir. "At first he couldn't remember how he'd ended up in that shallow grave; he just knew it was hell to claw his way out, and that the taste of its dirt would remain in his mouth for the rest of his time on this earth" ... Expect the unexpected in this existential resurrection thriller.

A Bride for Tom, by Ruth Ann NordinA Bride for Tom, by Ruth Ann Nordin
Price: Free!
GENRE: Fiction » Romance » General
-- Tom Larson is having trouble finding a wife, and Jessica Reynolds decides to help him overcome his awkward and clumsy manners so he can attract women. This historical romantic comedy is rated G.

Change of Heart, by Fran ShaffChange of Heart, by Fran Shaff
Price: Free!
GENRE: Fiction » Romance » Historical
-- 1850s Nebraska: Marietta Randolf travels from Chicago to Nebraska to collect her orphaned nephew Zack. When a snow storm delays her return trip, she finds herself stranded in an unappealing land with a very appealing rancher, Jase Kent--A favorite sweet romance among adults and teens.

Someone To Believe In, by Kathryn ShaySomeone To Believe In, by Kathryn Shay
Price: Free!
GENRE: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
-- Follow New York Senator Clay Wainwright and anti-gang specialist, the Street Angel, Bailey O’Neil as they battle over how to control street gangs and unexpectedly fall in love. Originally published by Berkley Press. “Shay’s writing trademark is taking seemingly impossible relationships and developing them into classic tales of true love, which is what she does here.”

Be the Monkey - Ebooks and Self-Publishing: A Dialog Between Authors Barry Eisler and Joe Konrath, by JA KonrathBe the Monkey - Ebooks and Self-Publishing: A Dialog Between Authors Barry Eisler and Joe Konrath, by JA Konrath
Price: Free!
GENRE: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » ebook readers
-- Bestselling authors J.A. Konrath and Barry Eisler discuss ebooks, self-publishing, and the future of the industry, in this 25,000 word dialog.

Cancer - I Can Beat This! (Causes, cures, and options), by Carol PurcellCancer - I Can Beat This! (Causes, cures, and options), by Carol Purcell
Price: Free!
GENRE: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing + medicine » Cancer
-- Need answers fast? Proteolytic enzymes eat the protective protein coating off cancer cells leaving them open to destruction by our own immune system. Vit. D3 causes cancer cells to die. Grape Seed Extract disrupts the DNA of cancer cells so they can't reproduce. Baking soda or trace minerals added to drinking water keeps the body alkaline & stops cancer. Did your doctor tell you these facts?

A Thousand Tears, by J.C. MartinA Thousand Tears, by J.C. Martin
Price: Free!
GENRE: Fiction » Fantasy » General
-- A tragic fantasy tale that will hopefully drive home the point: that communication is of foremost importance in all relationships.

Odd Whitefeather, by Nicholas AntinozziOdd Whitefeather, by Nicholas Antinozzi
Price: Free!
GENRE: Fiction » Drama » American
-- When Billy Proudfoot and Terry Blackbird return to the reservation for the funeral of a beloved friend, they are shocked to find themselves alone at the funeral home. When their friend rises from his casket, they make tracks to the only man they know who can help them, Odd Whitefeather. The old man explains that a Windigo is on the loose and that the two of them must defeat it, or die trying.

Lazy Sundays, by K-lee KleinLazy Sundays, by K-lee Klein
Price: Free!
GENRE: Fiction » Gay and lesbian fiction
-- Scott is a self-proclaimed, self-accepted, obsessive-compulsive geek—and he’s okay with that. At least until a one night stand with a gorgeous man who couldn’t be any further from geekness if he tried, somehow turns into a regular thing.

The Confederacy of Heaven, by Margaret TaylorThe Confederacy of Heaven, by Margaret Taylor
Price: Free!
GENRE: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
-- There has been no rain for two hundred years. Nasan Rattlingbones has been exiled from her clan and left to fend for herself in the waste. She discovers she may be at the heart of a heavenly conspiracy involving the curse on her world.

When Women Were Warriors Book I: The Warrior's Path, by Catherine WilsonWhen Women Were Warriors Book I: The Warrior's Path, by Catherine Wilson
Price: Free!
GENRE: Fiction » Gay and lesbian fiction » General
-- Winner EPIC 2010 Ebook Award in the Mainstream category! Tamras arrives in Merin’s house to begin her apprenticeship as a warrior, but her small stature causes many to doubt that she will ever become a competent swordswoman. Tamras will make a series of choices that seem insignificant, but they will flow from her character and from her good intentions, and they will determine her destiny.

Tomb, by B.A. SavageTomb by B.A. Savage
Price: Free!
GENRE: Fiction » Adventure » Action
-- Tomb is the first story in the 14 book McLaughlin City Series. A colorful cast of explorers with unique talents and abilities are sent to explore King Foymama's tomb, a tomb that was sealed in time. Once the tomb has been revealed, nothing is as it seems. Expect the unexpected as the tomb protects itself from intruders.

The Call at 3:18 am, by Paul TelegdiThe Call at 3:18 am by Paul Telegdi
Price: Free!
GENRE: Fiction » Mystery and detective » General
-- How would you like to receive a call in the middle of the night, claiming that your daughter is in deep trouble? Mr. Millford, the father, didn't like it at all. He couldn't understand how a pair of psychic in Colorado could know what was happening in Connecticut. But Colorado knew and fought a desperate race to save the missing girl.

The Island - Part 3, by Michael StarkThe Island - Part 3 by Michael Stark
Price: Free!
GENRE: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
-- Day by day The Fever grew stronger, surging across boundaries in its relentless assault on humanity. The news pouring out across the airwaves turned more shocking by the hour. Hospitals had started closing their doors. The dead and dying littered the landscape. The tiny group stranded on Portsmouth Island listened as the horror unfolded. They had no where to run, and no where to hide.

Haymarket: A Sharlie Adventure Short Story, by Peg LewisHaymarket: A Sharlie Adventure Short Story by Peg Lewis
Price: Free!
GENRE: Fiction » Children’s books » Family / General
-- A Sharlie Short Story (A Triple Divide Prequel) Sharlie has a new baby sister, and now her dad is her very best friend. They read together, sled together, and, one day, have an unforgettable adventure.

A Song for Daddy, by G.L. FontenotA Song for Daddy by G.L. Fontenot
Price: Free!
GENRE: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
-- How far would you go to save your child's life? After a devastating freak accident, Jason and Christine Landry are forced to face that very question when they hear the worst news any parent can get; "Your twenty-year-old daughter has two weeks to live!" Their options are zero. Still reeling, Jason refuses to accept that and plunges his family into a desperate campaign to save their little girl.

Legon Awakening: Book One in the Legon Series, by Nicholas TaylorLegon Awakening: Book One in the Legon Series by Nicholas Taylor
Price: Free!
GENRE: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi and fantasy
-- Legon is a simple young man in the small town of Salmont, a town in the center of the Empire that few know about and even fewer care about. All he wishes to do is to start his own butcher shop and take care of his adopted sister and family. Legon is not from Salmont and echoes from his parents past are coming up to haunt him.

Love Has Its Ups and Downs, by Bonnie RiceLove Has Its Ups and Downs by Bonnie Rice
Price: Free!
GENRE: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dysfunctional relationships
-- Love Has Its Ups and Downs: With a Bipolar Spouse is a manual for living with a husband or wife who has bipolar disorder. While there are many books about how to support a person with a mentai illness, Love Has Its Ups and Downs tells you how to do that without losing yourself in the chaos.

Long Days in Paradise - The First Book of the Shards of Heaven, by Amos T. FairchildLong Days in Paradise - The First Book of the Shards of Heaven by Amos T. Fairchild
Price: Free!
GENRE: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi and fantasy
-- Jorden has stumbled into a strange land of not-quite human inhabitants, his friend Taf at least human enough in all the ways that matter. Getting home means facing the witch-god Hura, if she exists at all, on the other side of Nowhere. But this is a world of many races run by the spiritual kaedith and financial sarisan, while he is friend to the lowest class species who struggle simply to survive.

BlackMoon Beginnings, by Kaitlyn HoytBlackMoon Beginnings by Kaitlyn Hoyt
Price: Free!
GENRE: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
-- Large gorgeous men, a hidden race, and a magical secret. When Eighteen year old Ryanne Arden meets Colton Wagner, her life is forever changed. Colton awakes something in Ryanne that she didn't know she had: magic. Finding out that she's an intricate part to ending a supernatural war, Ryanne has the weight of all mages on her shoulders. BlackMoon Beginnings is book one in a four part series.

Under The Blue, The Blue Series Volume 1, by Josephine DillonUnder The Blue, The Blue Series by Josephine Dillon
Price: Free!
GENRE: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
-- David Smith is on the verge of self destruction. Drawn into his dream world by a darkness he cannot detect, he unknowingly opens the door to the other side. As the darkness begins to consume him, he becomes less and less human. Caught in the middle of a timeless war between good and evil, David will soon learn what it is like to be only human.

80AD - The Yu Dragon (Book 5 -The Final Adventure), by Aiki Flinthart80AD - The Yu Dragon by Aiki Flinthart
Price: Free!
GENRE: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
-- This is it. The final Level of the Game. China in 80AD is the stage for the final showdown between Phoenix and Jade and their arch-enemy, Feng Zhudai. But Jade is a prisoner thousands of miles away and time is running out. Low on spare lives, low on ideas and low on patience, Phoenix needs to find her and come up with a plan to defeat Zhudai before the unimaginable happens and the badguy wins.

Amanda Ackers and The Realm Of The Witches, by GlennAndSasha GabrielAmanda Ackers and The Realm Of The Witches by GlennAndSasha Gabriel
Price: Free!
GENRE: Fiction » Fantasy » General
-- Book Two of the Series. Fleeing for their lives after Amanda turns the wizard Blaine into stone, then fighting for her life in other battles, Amanda and her friends transport to The Realm of The Witches, in search of the mighty witch Bellinora - the only one who may be able to save Amanda. Will they survive the fierce battles against witches, wizards and hideous creatures that await them?

Merrie Axemas: A Killer Holiday Tale by M. R. SellarsMerrie Axemas: A Killer Holiday Tale by M. R. Sellars
Price: Free!
GENRE: Fiction » Mystery and detective » Police Procedural
-- Little Merrie Callahan is all grown up now. She doesn't believe in Santa anymore. But she still has an axe to grind with the man in the red suit... MERRIE AXEMAS is an intense sampling of the novel IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER. It brings you to the edge, taunts you with unanswered questions, and hangs you with an alternate ending.

Edward - Interactive by Mike VoyceEdward - Interactive by Mike Voyce
Price: Free!
GENRE: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
-- A novel need not be fiction, but it must compel and it must tell a cracking yarn. Here is the truth of a noble prince in Tudor times, made accessible by modern investigation. It is a love story, and an adventure story; it is also about the fate of England. The writer knows of few tales so harrowing to unfold, and that is a story in itself.

The Last Roman (Praetorian Series - Book One) by Edward CrichtonThe Last Roman (Praetorian Series - Book One) by Edward Crichton
Price: Free!
GENRE: Fiction » Adventure » War and military
-- When Navy SEAL Jacob Hunter is sent to Syria on a mission to eliminate a terrorist cell, his team discovers a mysterious artifact instead. Later, in the furor of battle, its ancient power is activated and the team is hurled through time & space to the age of Ancient Rome, where their first priority is to find a way home. But Rome's duplicitous elite have other plans for these powerful newcomers...

Fearless by Christine RainsFearless by Christine Rains
Price: Free!
GENRE: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
-- Abby White was seven years old when she killed the monster under her bed. Now she slays creatures spawned by the imaginations of children, and the number of these nightmares are on the rise. Neither she nor her guide - a stuffed hippo named Tawa - know why. With a gorgeous fae fighting at her side, she must avoid distraction and find a way to become truly fearless.

The Red Man by Anna ReithThe Red Man by Anna Reith
Price: Free!
GENRE: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
-- An archaeological dig unearths an ancient Celtic secret that should have stayed buried.

Plantgirl by M. PaxPlantgirl by M. Pax
Price: Free!
GENRE: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
-- Ba Rainy's life comes under new management. She's hopeful to gain some super powers or some sort of miracle from the Miracle Gro in her shoes.

Vaughn's Story by Spring HellamsVaughn's Story by Spring Hellams
Price: Free!
GENRE: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi and fantasy
-- This League of Ascenders short story features a young Vaughn who is small for his age, picked on by peers and teachers alike, until the day he befriends the large black stallion that has been wandering near the grounds of Brown’s Orphanage for boys where Vaughn lives. On that day, everything in Vaughn’s life changes in ways he could never have predicted.

Marvin Clark — In Search of Freedom by Stan I.S. LawMarvin Clark — In Search of Freedom by Stan I.S. Law
Price: Free!
GENRE: Fiction » Literature » Literary
-- Marvin Clark, a man as shy as he is retiring, assumes a cloak of invisibility to protect him from vicissitudes of everyday life. The only escapes he enjoys are into the inner worlds of his own making. Then, a beautiful woman enters his drab reality. Suddenly, the protective ramparts Marvin had so carefully erected begin to crumble. Will she set him free?

The Truth about Faeries by Chris McKennaThe Truth about Faeries by Chris McKenna
Price: Free!
GENRE: Fantasy » General
-- "We're not your best friend! We're not your little pets either!" "The Truth about Faeries" brings the inside story of the faerie realm. Through six dark faerie tales, tied together with explanations by a fae narrator, we get a glimpse of the sometimes funny, often dark, and always fantastical, world of the fae. (Narration in Scots with English translations)

Hold On by AmeliaMyskoHold On by Amelia Mysko
Price: Free!
GENRE: Young adult or teen » Social Issues
-- The moon is simply not bright enough for those who live with darkness. This is the story of a young girl who has lost herself. By opening this book, you are opening the gateway into her mind and all that lurks there. Be warned though, if you are looking for a story of a girl who finds herself, this is not for you.

The Wrecking Crew by Mark ChisnellThe Wrecking Crew by Mark Chisnell
Price: Free!
GENRE: Thriller and suspense » Action and suspense
-- ‘A real ripping yarn... begging to be made into an all-action film.’ Qantas in-flight magazine. Drug warlord Janac has turned to piracy to fund his battle for control of the Australian narcotics trade. Attacking the MV Shawould on an evil night in the South China Sea, it seems Janac has also found the perfect next victim for his psychotic games... sequel to The Defector.

Bella - Affection or Affliction by BellakentukyBella - Affection or Affliction by Bellakentuky
Price: Free!
GENRE: Humor and comedy » General
-- This very short story is a lighthearted look at one man's journey through cat ownership. Bella is a playful, domineering Siamese who puts her owner through the ringer on a daily basis. Can he take it? Is she worth it? If you love cats, you'll get a chuckle.

SmashWords FAQ

Reading, Sampling and Buying Books on Smashwords
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-- First, register for a free account. This creates a permanent online library where you can access your purchased books in any format. Smashwords offers two online readers that allow you to sample books, plus they allow you to download book samples in various ebook formats.

How can I read a Smashwords ebook on my desktop, laptop or tablet computer?
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-- The Smashwords HTML and Javascript readers allow you to sample or read online, via your Web browser. Several of the available formats at Smashwords are easily read on a personal computer or tablet - EPUB, MOBI (Kindle), PDF and RTF.

How do I download books to my Kindle or Kindle Fire?
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-- You'll find links to all your purchased books in your Smashwords Library. There are two options for loading Smashwords ebook content to your Kindle or Kindle Fire: USB Connection or Email the Ebook to Your Kindle Email Address.

Downloading to the iPhone/iPod Touch, B+N nook, Sony Reader, Kobo Reader?
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