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Smashwords Book Freebies (ALL)

By Catherine Mcdiarmid-Watt @frugalfreebies
Image: SmashWords.com has over 500,000 e-books to choose from!
FREE BOOKS FOR NOOK, KOBO, SONY and KINDLE!
New source of free books: Smashbooks is the world's largest distributor of indie [independent authors] ebooks, with over 500,000 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.
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Here is a small sampling...
Image: 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)
Image: 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.
Image: 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.
Image: 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!
Image: 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 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.
Image: 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.
Image: 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.
Image: 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.
Image: A Thousand Tears, by J.C. MartinA Thousand Tears
by J.C. Martin
Price: Free!
GENRE: Fiction » Fantasy » General
-- A tragic fantasy tale which will hopefully drive home the point: communication is of foremost importance in all relationships.
Image: 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 a Windigo is on the loose and the two of them must defeat it, or die trying.
Image: 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 she will ever become a competent swordswoman. Tamras will make a series of choices which seem insignificant, but they will flow from her character and from her good intentions, and they will determine her destiny.
Image: 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 sealed in time. Once the tomb has been revealed, nothing is as it seems. Expect the unexpected as the tomb protects itself from intruders.
Image: 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.
Image: 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 this 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 this and plunges his family into a desperate campaign to save their little girl.
Image: 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 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.
Image: 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 which 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.
Image: 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 she didn't know she had: magic. Finding out 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.
Image: 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 awaiting 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.
Image: 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 and 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...
Image: 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.
Image: 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 which should have stayed buried.
Image: The Truth about Faeries by Chris McKennaThe Truth about Faeries
by Chris McKenna
Price: Free!
GENRE: Fantasy » General
-- We are not your best friend! We are 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)
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 which 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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