What is a good mystery novel without a thrilling crime to solve and a dogged detective with a penchant for logical deduction? Whether it is kidnapping, theft or murder, a good detective novel draws readers in and keeps them hooked with new clues and startling revelations. It’s not always hardboiled sleuths that are called upon to crack the cases either. Sometimes ordinary people find themselves caught up in extraordinary circumstances where they are forced to pit their wits against some villains.
Before vampires were brooding teens who sparkle in sunlight and always rushes to the aid of damsels in distress, they were a little more sinister and horrifying.
There is a common misconception that the only free ebooks that are available online are older titles that are in the public domain. While it is true that there are thousands of free public domain ebooks, there are also plenty of contemporary titles available. Some are only available for free during a limited time period as a promotion, but others can be read at any time. Here are just five contemporary novels in the romance genre that freely available and worth a read. Many of them are the first title in a series of books, which enables you to get a feel for the story and characters to see if it is worth investing in the rest.
While virtually every celebrity has their own cooking book or show these days, there are still plenty of recipes from the past to explore. Whether you are interested in trying out popular dishes from different eras or simply want to satisfy your curiosity about the cooking habits of previous generations, you’ll find the answers you seek in cooking books. Although some of the ingredients might not be as readily available anymore and tastes have definitely changed over the years, you never know if you’ll discover some hidden gem that might become a family favorite.
Historical fiction offers a great way for authors to transport readers to settings that they might recognize from history, but can then also view in a brand new way. Using a historical setting for a fictional narrative or real historical figures as characters in a fictional tale is something that has been irresistible for both authors and readers for many years and it is a trend that shows no signs of slowing down. Here are just five free ebooks that features fictional tales that were inspired by real historical events or people.
There can be no doubt about the courage and bravery of women during times when they were not seen as the equals of men. Thankfully, there are now numerous books on the market that document the brave actions of these women. However, it is even more fascinating to read about the obstacles and adversity faced by women in their own words. These five free non-fiction ebooks were written by women who had to step up and face challenges that really tested their resolve.
The Walt Disney Company has built an empire out of animated films and have had a string of hits since they released Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937. However, as many fans know, many of the animated classics that were published by Disney are based on stories that are in the public domain. Those who enjoy Disney films, but would like a glimpse of the original stories used as a basis for them should definitely check out the following free ebooks.
Long before the red planet became a target for unmanned expeditions and remote exploration, Mars has fascinated humanity. Science fiction authors, in particular, have a fondness for our neighboring planet and it wasn’t so long ago that humanity thought that Mars had some form of water and life. Of course, thanks to Mariner in the 1960s, a lot of the mysteries about Mars were dispelled, but there are still a wealth of imaginative books about the planet for those disappointed with the reality.
Traditionally, romance novels tend to be set in contemporary times or, if authors prefer something a little more historic, Regency England. However, there is a whole world of free eBooks available that feature other time periods for love to bloom. War is a time of great tragedy and sacrifice, but amidst all the chaos and violence there are still opportunities for love. The six free romance novels below are all set during times of war, placing more obstacles than usual in the paths of the star-crossed lovers.
They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, but what about its title? A good title can instantly pique your interest, give you a clue about the story or set the tone for the book. However, there are also a few books with riveting stories lurking behind a rather unassuming title. While not outright misleading, these book titles don’t exactly capture the imagination or create any type of expectation for their stories. Unfortunately, this also means that often these books are overlooked, especially in the mystery/detective genre where readers are looking for suspense or excitement. To avoid missing out on some good stories simply due to their titles, have a look at the following free books that are much better than their rather mundane titles might suggest.
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