Sunday, 15 March 2020

Stuck inside? Here are some free books to read


With the outbreak of the coronavirus, many people find themselves at home through either self-isolation or quarantine. Over at Inklings Press, there's very little we can do about the bigger situation, obviously. Indeed, many of our authors are caught up in the middle of it just the same as everyone else. So we're doing what little we can - hopefully offering a little distraction from it all.

All of our books will be free as electronic downloads from March 20-24. Grab 'em, download 'em, enjoy 'em whenever they might keep your mind off things.

Also, to other authors, if you have free books available that you want to let people know about, pass the word here and we'll happily add the links so people can find them.

Be safe, be well, and we'll be around on @InklingsPress and @AlteredInstinct to chat if needed.

Oh, and from now until the Inklings Press offer kicks in on Friday, Leo McBride's short story collection Quartet is also available as a free download. Enjoy.

Links below to each of the downloads. Remember, it's not until Friday that the Inklings Press free offer kicks in, so don't buy by accident.



Inklings Press Books


Tales From The Tower collects the first two Inklings anthologies - Tales From The Mists and Tales From The Tavern. Tavern was the first book we produced, with five fantasy stories. Mists lets horror creep in, with another five horror stories. Available at: mybook.to/Tower


Tales From The Universe sets its sights on the stars. Universe collects ten science fiction stories, stretching from visions of Earth's future to the most distant of stars. Available at: mybook.to/TalesUniverse


 Tales From Alternate Earths was our first voyage into alternate history - and turned out to be an award-winner for Daniel M Bensen, whose story Treasure Fleet won the coveted Sidewise Award. Brent A Harris and Ricardo Victoria also scored a nomination for their tale of dinosaurs and time travel. Check it out at: mybook.to/Alternate


Tales of Wonder takes science in one hand and fantasy in the other and smashes them together to create worlds where both exist. As Arthur C Clarke said, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." Join us and see if you can spot where one ends and the other begins. Available at: mybook.to/Wonder


Tales From The Underground came about by popular demand from our authors and would-be contributors. They wanted an anthology where the focus was underground, the stories beneath our feet, or sometimes beneath the surface of society. Bursting with 12 tales delving deep into possible worlds, we hope you enjoy: mybook.to/Uground


After the success of Tales From Alternate Earths, a return to alternate history was inevitable - and it produced some fabulous stories. Packed with 11 tales, Tales From Alternate Earths 2 is available at: mybook.to/alternateearths2


 Our most recent anthology plunged into realms of fantasy - back where it all began for Inklings Press. With 12 stories, it delves into dungeons, crosses battlefields, challenges prophecies and conjures up characters ready to face the gods themselves. Available at: mybook.to/MagicDestiny

The Sparkly Badgers of Facebook



The Sparkly Badgers of Facebook is a splendid group of supportive authors - and for Halloween last year they produced a horror anthology. It's permanently free on Amazon, and you can pick it up here: mybook.to/HauntedSparkly

Nils Odlund

Nils Odlund is a fellow member of the SciFi Roundtable Facebook group - he has the first four books of his Lost Dogs series available free from March 20-22. Check them out below.




https://mybook.to/LostDogs2




https://getbook.at/LostDogs4

Jane Jago and E.M.Swift-Hook

I don't think I would have gotten quite so far along with my writing if it wasn't for the inestimable encouragement of the marvelous Jane Jago and E.M.Swift-Hook. They have two books that will be free from Saturday until Wednesday, the Dai and Julia omnibus, a collection of their first stories in their alternate history world of detectives in a modern-day Roman Empire, and Aaspa's Eyes, a novel from Jane. Links below.




http://myBook.to/dnjone

Diane Morrison

Diane Morrison is someone you really ought to follow on Twitter. She gave a shoutout for some of her works. There's a few links, so let me add her tweet here then you can follow her and follow the links all in one :)




Danielle DeSote

Also from the SciFi Roundtable, Danielle DeSote offered this list of her books available for free:

Cursed Hearts Box Set (entire series plus bonus novella) https://books2read.com/u/mKxGlB?store=amazon
The Dreamer (Keepers Prequel Novella) https://books2read.com/u/3Ra8nD?store=amazon
Mother of Shadows (The Chosen Book 1) https://books2read.com/u/b5MDEl?store=amazon

Other books

Danielle was kind enough to also supply a list of other books presently available for free. It's quite lengthy, so hopefully you'll find something in this list to suit you. Do double check the free offer is still running, of course, just in case some have expired or not kicked in yet.

Jessica Wayne (Contemp & Fantasy Romance)
The Lumberjack Effect readerlinks.com/l/954658
Olive You readerlinks.com/l/954818
Rescuing Norah readerlinks.com/l/1039368
Shielding Jemma readerlinks.com/l/1045344
The Prophecy Series Box Set readerlinks.com/l/954722
Tethered Duet readerlinks.com/l/954674
Collateral Damage readerlinks.com/l/954770
The Last Ward: readerlinks.com/l/954642
Randi Cooley Wilson (PNR)
Revelation: https://amzn.to/2UaIM50
Vernal: https://amzn.to/39TuSLl
Stolas: https://amzn.to/2Qal0VN
Laura Thalassa
Dark Bargainer Series: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07XM3VC9P
May Sage (PNR)
After Darkness Falls: https://amzn.to/2QdN1Mh
Colleen Hoover (Contemp Romance):
Verity: https://amzn.to/2TOOkU1
Hopeless: https://amzn.to/33oT3Pu
Too Late: https://amzn.to/2TOe82n
Never Never: https://amzn.to/2U7C3bY
C.M. Stunich (Romance - Various)
Becoming Us Again (standalone) - books2read.com/becomingusagain
Baby Girl (standalone) - books2read.com/babygirl
Pack Ebon Red (book #1) - books2read.com/PackEbonRed
Gray and Graves (book #1) - books2read.com/grayandgraves
Indigo & Iris (book #1) - books2read.com/indigoandiris
A M Johnson
POSSESSION: http://amzn.to/2kSwnT0
KINGDOM: http://amzn.to/2qWHRIK
POET: http://amzn.to/2xFnswc
Laurelin Paige (Contemp Romance)
Chandler https://amzn.to/3d1vSyT
Fiona Davenport (Contemp Romance)
Starlet https://amzn.to/38QjkHB
Adriane Leigh (Contemp Romance)
Whiskey Girl https://amzn.to/2wZCSM4
J.M. Walker (Erotic Romance)
Beautiful Pain - https://www.aboutjmwalker.com/beautiful-pain
From Within - https://www.aboutjmwalker.com/from-within
Broken Scars - https://www.aboutjmwalker.com/broken-scars
Unexpected Surrender - https://www.aboutjmwalker.com/unexpected-surrender
On A Whim (Novella) - https://www.aboutjmwalker.com/on-a-whim
One (An Erotic Novella) - https://www.aboutjmwalker.com/one
Heat (Parker Reed, #1) - https://www.aboutjmwalker.com/heat
Edge (Parker Reed, #2) - https://www.aboutjmwalker.com/edge
Break Me (Shattered, #1) - https://www.aboutjmwalker.com/break-me
Always Me (Shattered, #2) - https://www.aboutjmwalker.com/always-me
Remember Me (Shattered, #3) - https://www.aboutjmwalker.com/remember-me
Torn Series Boxed Set (Books 1-4) - https://www.aboutjmwalker.com/torn-series
Red (A Brett MacLean Duet) - https://www.aboutjmwalker.com/brett-maclean-duet
Grit (King's Harlots, #1) - https://www.aboutjmwalker.com/grit
Greyson (Hell's Harlem, #1) - https://www.aboutjmwalker.com/greyson
Crystal Perkins (Romance Various)
https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/wondermomlv (authors entire catalog of about 40)


Jane Last



Jane Last also got in touch from the Sci-Fi Roundtable to let us know that her distant future novel Hyos: The Sleep Machine is available for free at various stores. Here's the Kobo link: https://www.kobo.com/ww/en/ebook/hyos-the-sleep-machine

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