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Free and 99¢ eBooks

Stuck at Home? Grab some free and 99¢ eBooks!

A reader reading on an eReader with text: Free, Kindle Unlimited, and 99¢ eBooks

I had a teacher ask about where to find free eBooks for kids and teens during this tumultuous time. So, I asked authors to post their links on a separate blog post linked above. You can also find more books on this Facebook post, although there may be some duplications.

Then I thought about all the parents and other readers who might need inexpensive entertainment right now. I know I love to escape into another world when this one gets a little topsy turvy (or really anytime. 🙂 ). I know we’ll rebound but in the meantime…

I’m inviting all authors to list their FREE, Kindle Unlimited, or 99¢ eBooks in the comment section. (Please follow the guidelines below.)

READERS: I will be encouraging authors to continue adding links to this post. You may want to bookmark it so you can easily find new reads.

Amazon is currently offering TWO FREE MONTHS of Kindle Unlimited.

Wil Wheaton has recorded some short stories that are in the public domain and you can listen to those free here.

In case you didn’t know, most local libraries offer books, audiobooks, movies, and more online. Check out your local library website to see what types of digital offerings they have.

Please share this post using the share buttons below. That will help others find books they may enjoy 🙂

Please consider leaving reviews for the books authors have provided at free and reduced prices. It’s not required, but authors really REALLY appreciate reviews.

When I run across fun activities, videos, etc. for kids/teens, I’m adding them to my Facebook page for young adult and middle-grade readers. Normally, I try to keep it age relevant but for now, I’m adding things for kids of all ages.

Teen girl holding large book of spells sitting in front of book case, with a swirl of magic to her right in front of a window box. Text reads Magic. Mischief. Mayhem. Rhonda Hopkins

All my fiction is either free with Kindle Unlimited or 99¢.

Four eBook covers on blue background including titles The Consuming, Jeny's Story Survival Beginnings, Survival, and The Gift and text rhondahopkins.com
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I also have a nonfiction book, Navigating Family Court: In the Best Interest of Your Children, that I just put into Kindle Unlimited for a limited time. It’s normally $9.99, but you can read it for free with a KU subscription.

eBook cover of Navigating Family Court in the Best Interest of Your Children with text Kindle Unlimited, a gavel on a blue backgroundNavigating Family Court:
In the Best Interest of Your Children

Going to court can be scary. Going to court to decide custody of your child can be truly terrifying — there is so much at stake!

The better prepared you are, the less stress there will be for you and your child.

Amazon

AUTHORS: To help make it as easy as possible for readers to find books – please provide the following in your comment:

(Note: If you have books for kids and/or teens, please list those in the comment section on this other page to help parents easily find books for their children.)

  • NO EROTICA PLEASE. Sorry, but I have books for a younger audience as well.) I’m trying to keep my website G/PG. Thank you!
  • Links(s) to your book or the first book in a series, your website, or your book retailer page. (If you post more than three links, it will be held until I can approve it to help me prevent spam.)
  • Blurb
  • Genre
  • Please list any appropriate warnings in regard to language or subject matter.
  • *If you list a temporarily free book, please list the exact date(s) it is free.
  • *Please do not require an email sign-up or other strings for someone to get the free book. There are other places like StoryOrigin and BookFunnel where you can do this.
  • And, finally, please share this with your readers.

Thank you to all authors who provide information about your free and 99¢ eBooks! I appreciate each of you!
Rhonda

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28 Comments

  • Rick Boling

    Title: Ariel

    Fantasy – Love Lost
    Adult Themes
    Free 3/26/2020 through 3/30/2020
    Normally $ 0.99 (always free with KIndle Unlimited)

    All’s fair in love and war, they say. But what if the battle for her heart is with an invisible and untouchable rival? “Ariel” is a passionate story of psychological obsession, emotional breakdown, and love lost to an unseen rival. By the author of the blockbuster Science Fiction novel, “Then Again.”

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GOTDXAE/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1

  • Stacy Juba

    Thank you! I have a few 99 cent sales going on through April.

    FOOLING AROUND WITH CINDERELLA (STORYBOOK VALLEY #1) – Chick Lit/Sweet Romance – Ever wondered what those cheerful theme park princesses are really thinking?
    When twenty-five-year-old Jaine proposes a new marketing role to the local amusement park, the general manager Dylan charms her into filling Cinderella’s glass slippers for the summer. Her reign transforms Jaine’s ordinary life into chaos that would bewilder a fairy godmother. Secretly dating her bad boy boss, running wedding errands for her ungrateful sisters, and defending herself from the park’s resident villain means Jaine needs lots more than a comfy pair of shoes to restore order in her kingdom…
    https://storyoriginapp.com/universalbooklinks/f1a51bda-6a21-11ea-9e50-e7a36acad465

    TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO TODAY – Mystery/Romantic Suspense – Obit writer and editorial assistant Kris feels like the newsroom slave—that is, until she stumbles across an unsolved murder while compiling items for the 25 Years Ago Today column. Determined to launch her reporting career, Kris investigates the cold case of an artistic young barmaid who was obsessed with Greek mythology. . .an endeavor that unearths unhappy secrets in Kris’s own past. Not only does Kris face resistance from her family and her managing editor, she also clashes with the victim’s suspicious nephew, Eric—until neither can deny the chemistry flaring between them. Kris soon learns that yesterday’s headline can pose today’s danger. The Pandora’s Box of secrets she opens in her attempts to learn the truth about the decades-old murder threaten to shatter her present and cost Kris her love, her career, and very possibly, her life.
    https://storyoriginapp.com/universalbooklinks/8cfd2ea6-6a22-11ea-b039-97ec44f0c7c4

    SINK OR SWIM – Mystery/Romantic Suspense – How do you call for SOS when only the killer can hear you? Personal trainer Cassidy sails into the public eye while competing on a TV game show set aboard a Tall Ship. After she returns home and catches the attention of a stalker, her well-ordered life turns topsy-turvy. As Cassidy’s competitors disappear one by one, she teams up with Zach, the charming photographer tasked to record her personal moments for the newspaper. Is Zach trustworthy? He shadows her as easily as the stalker. Despite the chemistry simmering between them, Cassidy fears he has a secret to hide. She hates the bizarre rules in this guessing game, but when her stalker forces a showdown, Cassidy plays to win. . .this time for her life.
    https://storyoriginapp.com/universalbooklinks/1e6441a4-6a23-11ea-bb24-3f37d7474a23

  • Kim McDougall

    Inborn Magic, Book 1 of the Hidden Coven Series (paranormal suspense) is now free at your favorite ebook retailer.

    It should have been a simple spell…
    Light into heat, heat into flame.
    How did it all go so wrong?
    Paralyzed … magic drained … Bobbi lies wondering …
    Only the Mistress of the Hidden Coven can save her, but Quinn doesn’t want to let a stranger past the coven wards. It’s his job to keep strangers out. Especially when a demon is hell-bent on stealing their most precious resource—magic.
    Can Quinn lower his shields enough to let Bobbi in?
    Can Bobbi trust these witches to help her tame the wild magic inside her?
    No one can stand alone against the coming darkness.
    No witch can hide any longer.
    You’ll love this sizzling paranormal suspense because of its quirky characters and action-packed story.

    https://books2read.com/inbornmagic
    http://wrongtreepress.com

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Lizzie Starr

    By Keltic Design (Double Keltic Triad Book 1)
    Fantasy romance
    Free series starter!

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0057XJX8U

    It ain’t easy being fey–when you don’t believe in Faerie tales.

    In the fey Otherworld, a half-faerie child is born. To protect him from evil’s crusade to scour impurities from the faerie race, he is abandoned in the human world, never to know of his magical heritage. Now the boy is a man rooted in reality, and fantasy is merely foolishness from an undisciplined imagination.

    Successful businessman, Jaye Zeroun prides himself on his realistic, but lonely, view of life. Until Allyn Keely, Celtic artist and friend of Faerie knots her way around his heart, filling his life with fantastic tales he refuses to believe.

    Allyn finally finds a man to love but first she must help him discover his heritage and destiny in the Otherworld. She’s fully human, older than Jaye, and once he returns to his fey family, he could never love her.

    When danger threatens Allyn, Jaye is forced to either accept the reality of a deadly, magical battle or lose the very things he never planned for in his life–family and a love beyond his wildest imaginings.

  • lizzie starr

    Now on KU!
    Contemporary Romance
    Birds Do It!

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008B2XTZW/

    A search for truth, switched babies, and a threat from the past all conspire to destroy the love Birdie found with Garr and his daughter, Rachelle.

    Macaws as lovebirds?

    An avian expert, Birdie Simons is called to help control a cantankerous hyacinth macaw during a young girl’s birthday party. Inexorably drawn to each other, she and single father Garr Logan share an afternoon of joy and bittersweet memories, for Garr’s wife died the same day as Birdie’s newborn child.

    Something about Rachelle makes Birdie wonder if the golden-haired girl is her daughter, switched at birth. Then her child’s father returns, dogging her search for understanding and throwing her deeper into fear and confusion.
    Ready to move on after his wife’s death, Garr wants the intriguing woman, but Birdie keeps the search, threats and hidden relationships to herself, driving a wedge between them.

    Will discovering the truth from nine years ago bring them closer, or forever tear them apart?

  • SK Holmesley

    Taggert House: Jareth (Book 1 ed. 2 in Taggert House Series)

    Contents: Contemporary Family Drama with mild paranormal / fantasy elements. Rating G with some sad scenes in later books – content suitable for 13 and up.

    Link on web, or view in Apple Books via author search for Sarah Katherine Holmesley: https://books.apple.com/us/book/taggert-house-jareth-2nd-edition/id486932917?mt=11%22

    Jareth Rondell has been in foster care since shortly after his birth. Now fifteen, aided and abetted by his mentor and best friend, Jean Martin Bouchard, he is studying to become a master thief. Noticed favorably by Ford Langston, Jareth is courted by Ford’s company as a potential employee.
    Meanwhile, from a villa in Tuscany, Jareth is sought by his great-great-grandfather, who continues to be stymied by Jareth’s mother in his efforts to find the boy.
    Fates throw Jareth, the Langstons, and another, Rand Mason, into closer contact.
    Then, just when things seem to be going well for Jareth, he robs the wrong house…
    Will Jareth ever learn who he is? Will this latest misstep ruin his chances to find a home?

    Each of the four books in the Taggert House Series and a prequel are stand alone, but better read in order with the prequel read last. The first book in the series (the one listed here) is permanent $0.99.

  • Rissa Blakeley

    Thanks!

    Post-Apocalyptic series: Broken Dreams (Shattered Lives #1) is only $0.99.

    https://www.amazon.com/Broken-Dreams-Shattered-Lives-Book-ebook/dp/B00K02JWBG

    Blurb: A secret government program. A contagion that will spread like wildfire. With all the death surrounding them, will Henry and Elaina survive?

    Paranormal Fantasy series; The King’s Fate (Corvidae Guard #1) is only $0.99.

    https://www.amazon.com/Kings-Fate-Corvidae-Guard-ebook/dp/B01GOLONEM

    In a world where Fae and Vampires will forever be at odds, a plot against the Vampire King goes terribly wrong. Avenging the murder, an Incubus dream walks sealing the King’s fate. Will the King survive or will he be nothing more than a dead male walking?

  • dernhelm6

    .99/ FREE on Smashwords until April 20, 2020

    Storm Lake: Horror/thriller

    Link: https://books2read.com/stormlake

    Blurb:
    Thirteen-year-old Rachel and her little brother, Jeff, are looking forward to a weekend of canoeing and spending time with their friends up at the family cottage on Storm Lake. But something terrifying has birthed itself from the trees, and the kids find themselves trapped in an isolated marina fighting for their lives.

  • dernhelm6

    Free:
    Injury: Romantic Suspense

    Link: https://books2read.com/injury

    Blurb:
    Actress Daniella Grayson puts herself in the spotlight, hoping to attract the attention of the father she believes abandoned her when she was five. Dani’s world falls apart when her father’s remains are discovered, and her mother is arrested for the murder.

    In a moment of vulnerability, she turns to the handsome and caring Robert “Cope” Copeland, her limo driver, for comfort and support.

    Can the budding relationship survive betrayal, Dani’s shameful past, and her obsessive ex-boyfriend?

    Winner of Connections eMagazine’s 2017 Reader’s Choice awards for Romance (Gold) and Overall (Silver).

    “Val Tobin’s Injury is alive and vicious. It writhes with sex, the glamour of the movies, and the brutality of Dani’s past.” — Read Free.ly

  • dernhelm6

    Thank you, Rhonda, I have two free books and one at .99:
    Free:
    Earthbound: Thriller.

    Link: https://books2read.com/earthbound

    Blurb:
    Voted #23 in ReadFreely’s 50 Best Indie Books of 2017 Awards.

    Nothing says bad day like waking up dead.

    Software developer Jayden McQueen is dead, but it’s not in her stubborn and controlling nature to say die. When she’s offered a chance to return to the physical plane to bid a final farewell to her loved ones, she seizes it.

    Who wouldn’t want to attend their own funeral?

    Warned that her time on this side of the veil is limited, she promises to return before the deadline. Then she discovers her death was murder and not the heart attack her family believes.

    Refusing to leave until she uncovers the truth behind her death, Jayden enlists the help of a mysterious spirit who seems to know a lot about her and her family. Together they peel away the layers of this mystery, but when they get to the bottom, a dark horror awaits them. Now, not only is Jayden earthbound, she’s caught in a trap from which there may be no escape.

    Hell hath no fury …

    Alone and in despair, Jayden must learn to let go or endure a lifetime of hell at the hands of a sociopath who would use her for his personal gain.

  • Liz Martinson

    Counterpoint is available in KU.
    Ullandale ebook will be free all next week from Monday 23rd March until Friday 27th March.
    Author blurb and “Look inside” available if you search Liz Martinson on Amazon.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=Liz+Martinson&ref=nb_sb_noss_2

    Contemporary romance with life events.

    Counterpoint
    A retro romance set in 1979 – The story of a disillusioned rock star looking for what seems to be the impossible – a woman who doesn’t know who he is – and a shy classical pianist who has little idea of what the rock world is about except it’s all bad.
    A chance meeting and their worlds collide.
    He doesn’t intend to fall in love, but she’s a lovable person and he feels protective.
    She distrusts his secretiveness, seeing it as a cover for possibly criminal activities.
    There comes a time when he desperately needs her comfort and help and their tentative love becomes stronger.
    Each realises their own worlds aren’t that far apart and the most important aspect is their love for each other.

    Ullandale
    Returning from abroad, Kate finds her dream job at an upmarket Scottish castle hotel. She silences her inner voice of doubt regarding the owner of the hotel, the Earl of Ullandale. Kate has learned, through bitter experience and a terrifying event in her teens, not to like or trust those who live lives of privilege and entitlement.
    Prepared to concentrate solely on her work, Kate’s plans are almost immediately thrown into turmoil when she meets Euan, the good-looking factor of the estate, and finds herself deeply attracted to him, almost against her will.
    The charismatic Euan, tall and lean, jean-clad with wind-swept and tousled hair, seems to be everywhere, offering help and advice, and working all hours at any job which need doing. He sees Kate and instantly knows without doubt that she is his future, despite his bewilderment at the sudden turn events have taken.
    But mystery surrounds his relationship with Liz, the daughter of the late Earl of Ullandale. And mystery surrounds the whereabouts of the new Earl, too. Kate finds herself apprehensive when she learns that Himself is somewhere on the estate and not, as she thought, living it up in London.
    As their relationship progresses, several further events cause emotions to rise and tensions to build. As the year draws to an end, the tensions come to a head, which lead to near tragic results, and which require all Kate’s skills to bring things to a successful conclusion.
    Will Kate finally accept Euan’s love, despite the constant presence of Liz in his life, and will she change her opinion about the mysterious Earl, in this entrancing, exciting and romantic novel, which takes us through her first year at Ullandale? Start reading now to find the answers!

  • Erica

    You can find my books on Kindle Unlimited.
    Go straight to Amazon or read first chapters here: https://www.authorericaalexander.com/

    Genre: Romance

    🚔 Because of Logan is the story of Skye, an awkward college girl, and Logan, a sexy cop. They meet during the most embarrassing moment of her life, and it forever changes who they are. (Book 1 in the Riggins U series of related standalones) 🚓 http://bit.ly/GetLogan

    🇺🇲 Because of Liam, is the story of River, a mouthy, no-filter college senior and Liam, an angry and sexy Marine. When they meet, it’s hate at first sight. Who could ever guess that hate is exactly what they needed? (Book 2 in the Riggins U series of related standalones) 🇺🇸️ http://bit.ly/GetLiam

    ♥️ Seventeen Wishes is a the story of Zac and Lilly. Best friends from birth, but unknown to Lilly, she’s the love of Zac’s life, and he’s keeping a secret that could kill him. (Standalone)❣️ http://bit.ly/seventeenwishes

  • Philip A. McClimon

    Genre: Post Apocalyptic/Zombie

    Contains Scenes of Gore and infrequent adult language

    Free (Two Novellas in one volume

    https://buy.bookfunnel.com/xmwyzbcwqe

    Substation

    When the Zombie Apocalypse hits, the power will fail, within two days the grid will go down. Everyone knows that. Gary Sykes knew it too. From his mundane job at Tres Hombres substation, Gary saw the outbreak coming, knew that the horrific zombie attacks being reported on the news were only going to get worse. The plague was here and the days ahead were going to be dark, except Gary Sykes had a plan, a plan that just might keep the lights burning a little longer.

    When Nicole Bennett and her band of survivors had to fight for their lives, they could do it with the lights on thanks to the efforts and sacrifice of one man. This is his story.

    The Last Stand of Gary Sykes

    Liberation

    It has been eight months since the the zombie virus swept through Tres Hombres Substation and changed Beverly Sanders’ life forever. She, her husband Mark, and their young son Tommy have tried to hang on while all around them the world fell victim to one zombie horde after another. A simple message, broadcast twice a day on every channel has drawn them out.

    “This is Nicole Bennett. We are survivors. To anybody that can hear us, and can get here, we offer you refuge…”

    On the road, they meet Sheriff Jacob Miller and learn that not all who heard the message believed it was real. Jacob roams the Deadlands, chasing demons of his own and following the horde that took his town. Will he help Beverly and her family reach Colorado, or will they fall victim to his guilt and sadness?

    After the zombie apocalypse, Gary Sykes gave survivors a chance. Nicole Bennett and her Colorado safe haven will give them a hope.

    All they have to do is get there.

  • Sarah Stuart

    viewbook.at/TwoFaceTheWorld

    $99 or equivalent until the coronaviruspandemic is declared over worldwide.

    Multi-Award-Winning Romance that will appeal to fans of Francine Rivers, Laura Marshall, and Nichola May.

    Richard loses his job and is ditched by his gold-digging fiancée. Has his life become a disaster, or is fate offering him an escape from the boring lifestyle forced on him by his father – a chance to realise a teenage dream?

    Before he can do more than dream, his ex-wife dumps a daughter he didn’t know existed on his doorstep, and helping her must be done in secret or interest the Social Services and risk her being removed to a children’s home.

    Fourteen-year-old Maria knows her mother doesn’t want her, but can she believe her father does, or is she a burden he’d happier without? When ex-fiancée, Bridget, offers her a home with her aunt, Maria accepts.

    Ben, a rescue centre dog adopted by Richard, supposedly doesn’t like children, but he likes Maria. The Jack Russell defends the girl against a rapist, but will his life be forfeit and Richard jailed?

  • Sarah Stuart

    viewbook.at/ThreeAgainstTheWorld

    $99 or equivalent until the coronaviruspandemic is declared over worldwide.

    Multi-Award-Winning Romance that will appeal to fans of Francine Rivers, Laura Marshall, and Nichola May.

    Richard loses his job and is ditched by his gold-digging fiancée. Has his life become a disaster, or is fate offering him an escape from the boring lifestyle forced on him by his father – a chance to realise a teenage dream?

    Before he can do more than dream, his ex-wife dumps a daughter he didn’t know existed on his doorstep, and helping her must be done in secret or interest the Social Services and risk her being removed to a children’s home.

    Fourteen-year-old Maria knows her mother doesn’t want her, but can she believe her father does, or is she a burden he’d happier without? When ex-fiancée, Bridget, offers her a home with her aunt, Maria accepts.

    Ben, a rescue centre dog adopted by Richard, supposedly doesn’t like children, but he likes Maria. The Jack Russell defends the girl against a rapist, but will his life be forfeit and Richard jailed?

  • Sarah Stuart

    viewbook.at/RoyalCommandFamilySaga

    $99 or equivalent until the coronaviruspandemic is declared over worldwide.

    A saga to captivate fans of Claire Macintosh, Susan Lewis, and Lianne Moriarty. 18+ only.

    Michael, a poverty-stricken amateur actor/singer, makes it to superstar, abetted by Elspeth, his beloved wife. Michael faces an overwhelming celebrity lifestyle, whilst The Spy, a sensationalist journalist, spearheads media attacks.

    Elspeth, only daughter of a wealthy Scottish laird, persuades Clement, a multi-millionaire impresario, to cast Michael in a starring role. The musical is a spectacular success in London’s West End and on Broadway.

    But, unknown to Michael, Elspeth and their eldest daughter, Lisette, are influenced by a literary heirloom originally owned by Margaret Tudor and her potentially dangerous command, “find love where ye may”, which leads to risqué seductions and infidelities.

    Success and wealth beyond Michael’s wildest dreams, and his love for Elspeth, are marred by one mistake that haunts him. Blackmail, child-kidnap, a brutal murder, sex-trafficking – all ammunition The Spy uses in his attempts to bring down Michael, the Diamond Superstar.

  • Melanie P Smith

    Police Procedural Series – Entire 1st Season (9 Episodes)
    $0.99

    https://geni.us/PaigeCarterS1

    Was moving back home the worst mistake she ever made?
    Paige Carter has moved back to town, but not everyone is happy about her return. Her past is complicated and filled with tragedy. Her father was killed on a top-secret Ranger mission in Afghanistan. Her mother was murdered when she was a senior in high school. After seven years as a forensic science expert with the FBI, a failed relationship, and too many unanswered questions — Agent Carter needs a change. Follow Paige in her new career as a deputy sheriff in a rural Utah town where local crimes are solved, and secrets are revealed.
    This compilation is one complete season comprised of nine stories where Deputy Carter and her fellow officers investigate local crimes, arrest the criminals, and deal with personal struggles.

    https://melaniepsmith.com/

    • Azaaa Davis

      Nadira Holden, Demon Hunter book series

      A fresh urban fantasy book series about a resurrected demon hunter on a quest to rescue her kidnapped father while the new world influenced by beautiful demons crumbles around her.

      This Time (book one) by Azaaa Davis
      https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07F7X4HT1

      That Night (book two) by Azaaa Davis
      https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NDTQHQ7

      FREE in KU (Kindle Unlimited on Amazon).

      These new adult novels are appropriate for anyone 17 years old and up due to detailed fight scenes and romantic scenes.

      #urbanfantasy #paranormal #magic #slayer #action #romance #drama #demons #demonhunters

      Thank you for organizing this, Rhonda! ❤️

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