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Initial post: Aug 5, 2013, 2:19:53 AM PDT
Leo Little says:
Welcome to Free books and Chat. come on in and browse through the links there are always lots of free books. Have a seat in our overstuffed chairs and put your feet up on the hassocks as you settle yourself in to read the latest treasure you've dredged up out of thousands of free indie publishers or perhaps you were lucky enough to catch one of your favorite well know author's book while it was free.

There's coffee, tea and hot chocolate in the decanters on the counter. Also on the counter there's a variety of freshly baked jelly and cream filled doughnuts apple fritters and I tripled the order of maple bars because they were so popular. Ice cold milk...whole lowfat skim, soy....and newly added delicious Almond in the fridge beneath.





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Posted on Aug 5, 2013, 2:21:39 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 5, 2013, 12:18:52 PM PDT
Leo Little says:
Here is a little story I wrote an hour ago...

Unhealed Wounds.

Energy drink in hand, Sharon Weller pulled in beside the three squad cars, lights flashing blue and red, warning people away from the crime scene. She yawned as she wove her way through the crowd and flashed her badge at the uniform who lifted the yellow tape and let her through. Two all nighters and a lazy ex-husband who kept her waiting four hours before he picked up her five year old daughter, she was too tired to go on without a little help. This case was too important to her to let someone else screw it up so she'd hauled herself out of bed and downed three turbo boosters on the way here. Needless to say she threatened to pistol whip anyone who disturbed her crime scene. She wouldn't even let the CSI guys in until she'd gotten the first look. She wanted to catch this bastaard.
This was the third stabbing victim this month. Cases like this were personal to her. She was a victim once upon a time. Now she dared the pathetic low life's she busted to take her on.
She climbed the stairs, noting the bloody hand print on the railing. Another uniformed cop stepped out of the doorway, letting her inside the two bedroom condo that wasn't too different from the one Sharon owned.
She followed the trail of blood, thinking, her perp had escalated to more violence, but what she found sent her running back outside, coughing and spewing down the stairs.
It took her a good half hour and a couple of smears of vapor rub under her nose, before she climbed those stairs again.
The victim was definitely male. Of that Sharon was absolutely sure, because whoever killed dismembered and disemboweled the man had tried to shove the man's private parts down his throat.
Bowels protruded from a slit in his belly from navel to groin. It looked as if someone had caught their foot in part of the small intestine and strung it across the room.
Sharon studied the scene focusing on the trails and shapes of the blood drops. The size of the drops suggested low velocity splatter which was consistent with the cuts and stab wounds on the body. The tissue around the vacated groin had bled profusely indicating the man was still alive when his balls were removed. Petechial hemorrhaging in the irises suggested that he choked on his...well guys are always complaining about girls not swallowing... Uugh
Sharon didn't want to follow that line of thinking. She pushed the image from her mind and continued her examination of the scene.
The MO didn't fit the other murders. The victims were all women who were raiped, beaten, and then strangled with bare hands from the front with a choke hold, thumbs crushing the larynx and hyoid bones. Finally they were stabbed post mortem.
Finishing with the body, she only found one more wound. It was a single cut on the back of the neck, but it looked deep. A wound there could have paralyzed the victim.
Sharon studied the trails leading away from the scene. A particular set of long bloody lines told her that someone had crawled on hands and knees, but the funny thing about them was that the directionality of the trails suggested that they crawled to the body not away from it.
Sharon measured the width, finding them to narrow to be the victim's.
Sharon stopped as a new idea soaked into her caffeine saturated brain. She studied the pictures on the wall. The stiff's face was nowhere to be seen. This wasn't his place. She retraced the bloody footprints out to the stairs, but they only went half-way down. She found lighter stains superimposed over the darker prints suggesting the person saw the bloody prints and try to retrace their steps back up the stairs only the faint footprints diverged at the top landing.
At about eye level, Sharon found three knuckle prints on a slightly ajar door. Gun drawn she pushed the door open to a dark entry way, but two steps in Sharon found a second victim.
The woman was beaten badly like the victims of the other stabbings. A wheezing sound told Sharon the woman was still alive so she radioed for a ambulance then ran her flashlight over the naaked woman's body. Her shins were bloody from slashes cut just below her knees. Bruises on her neck showed signs of choking and there was a stab wound over her left breast.
The clues all fell into place.
Here was the real victim.
Sharon laughed a little under her breath. As a cop you rarely see the tables turned on a raipest. He must have thought she was dead.
She crawled from the bedroom to the living room where the creep sat watching her TV. Pulled the knife from her chest and stabbed him in the back of the neck. The rest was every thing Sharon had envisioned doing to the monster that violated her.
After the ambulance carried Margaret Summers away, Sharon went back to the other apartment. She flashed several photos to show the next perp she faced what happens when the tables are turned. Then she kicked the worthless carcass again and again. It felt good even though she knew the eSS Oh Bee would never feel it.

Posted on Aug 5, 2013, 2:31:12 AM PDT
Leo Little says:
I'm a couple of hours late. We had some family drama here. My daughter's ex boyfriend showed up drunk, loud and full of himself. He's my grandson's father, and he treats his son fine, but he won't leave my daughter alone. He berates her constantly. she tried to get a TRO but it was denied. She has to go to court to see she can put a stop to his antics. He's showed up at her job twice trying to get her fired. I wonder if it had any bearing on my
It's a real mess.
anyway I hope everyone else's nights are more peaceful than mine.


Posted on Aug 5, 2013, 3:49:24 AM PDT
Susan🌎 says:
Good Morning Leo, great start

Posted on Aug 5, 2013, 3:51:26 AM PDT
Susan🌎 says:
The Adventures of Bindi Girl: Diving Deep Into the Heart of India
Erin Reese is a one-of-a-kind travel writer-a spiritual seeker and solo backpacker who dropped out of a successful career in corporate America, hit the road, and never looked back.


Packed with plenty of spicy curry, cows, and comedy, Bindi Girl takes us on one heck of a wild ride across India. From Dharamsala and the Dalai Lama to ashrams, yoga schools, and meditation melodramas, Bindi educates and entertains as she goes. We discover the Hindu deities, the tourist trap mafia, and the beach havens of the hippie trail. From "Guru Disney" to the holy hell of Varanasi, Bindi's got us clamoring for more masala chai all the way.

When Bindi meets an attractive young stranger who is more than her mental and physical match, her fiery spirit is put to the test. He whisks her off to the furthest reaches of India-the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal. There, in an isolated jungle, they attempt to live out a Robinson Crusoe fantasy. Will it be the Garden of Eden or end up a natural disaster? Among the wild beauty and danger of the islands and the kooky madness of "typical India," Reese takes us deep into the heart of a country and her very self.

Bindi Girl is a gift to the traveler, the spiritual seeker, and the armchair tourist-anyone yearning for honest inspiration and a real kick to get out and truly live!

Posted on Aug 5, 2013, 3:52:24 AM PDT
Susan🌎 says:
The last time she checked, Mia Carrington was pretty sure that she was a normal girl with a completely ordinary life.

She goes to high school, has a crush on the gorgeous and mysterious new boy in town, and has strange dreams that she can't help but feel are real somehow.

Okay, so maybe she's not all that normal after all.

A freak accident changes Mia's life forever when she is thrown into another world and left to deal with the revelation that she is the daughter of the King of the Light Elves. Throw in an ominous prophecy predicting that Mia will break a curse unleashing the Dark Elves on the world and well, things don't look too good.

There is danger lurking at every corner in this strange world and Mia isn't sure who she can trust...
The only thing she is certain of is that the Dark Elves know about her, and they will stop at nothing until they have her.

Posted on Aug 5, 2013, 4:17:12 AM PDT
Good morning Leo, I really like your story. It reminds me a little bit of Konrath/Kilborn (I have just recently finished reading the Jack Daniels series). I also like the humour you have put in it.

I am sure writing is good therapy for you. I know reading is for me, or else how would I be able to justify my enjoyment of all the horror and murder mysteries I read :-).

I have really enjoyed the karting experience yesterday, it was a lot of fun! It was confirmed I am not a competitive person and that staying on the road is more important than doing a great chrono! The second time we got on the track, it was after a short heavy rain and some drifted off the track in the tight turns (but for some reason, those were mostly males...). We had a good laugh.

Posted on Aug 5, 2013, 5:46:47 AM PDT
Good morning, Leo. Great start as usual :)

Hello everyone.

Posted on Aug 5, 2013, 5:48:17 AM PDT
☀ Suze says:
Good Monday Morning!!

It's a beautiful, sunny day here....48 F when I walked this am!

Thanks to Leo and thanks to Red for your opening yesterday. We had out-of-town sisters visiting from both sides of the family, so a lot of get togethers this past weekend.

I like this quote in my newspaper today:

" What worries you, masters you." -John Locke-

Posted on Aug 5, 2013, 6:11:26 AM PDT
Good Morning everyone! I hope it's a good day for all. Leo, I feel for you, because one of my daughters was in a similar situation. I hope it works out for you all.

Posted on Aug 5, 2013, 6:21:07 AM PDT
Biscay says:
First, thank you, Leo, for your clever and compelling story - whipped up in such a short space of time, too. You are so very talented (but we all know that already).

I was sorry to hear about your drama. That must be very tough on all of you. I hope it somehow resolves itself for all involved in whatever the best way will be (I don't know what that is, though!) and things can settle down. Especially with your grandson to think of as well. At least, as you say, he treats the lad ok... that is a relief. Hope you can all get some sleep after all that.

Greetings, good health and happy hunting to everyone. I hope it's a bumper day. Sorry to miss everyone, I'm heading to bed now.

Found a few books free that may be of interest. Has anyone read any of the Lawrence W Gold books? They do sound quite interesting but of course I usually rely on recommendations from all the experts here before I'm willing to plunge into an unknown series.

Take care, everyone. Sending some special thoughts to LOB - sorry to hear you had a bad headache yesterday, and I hope the treatment is helping and that those headaches and other woes are going to fade soon and let you get back here to entertain everyone with your usual caring chatter; and to JoJo - hoping to hear after your recent success that the mask is continuing to behave at last for you as well.

A Mind Abducted by Corinne Leigh Donovan
Publication Date: May 28, 2013
Starting August 5, 2013 -- FREE for a Limited Time

Josie, responsible beyond her age, is helpful around the house, takes good care of her younger sister, and always follows the rules.

This is not enough to prevent her from being abducted by a madman. Making it her mission to fight back, she gives everything she has to outsmart her abductor.

With the help of an unexpected ally, she learns how to keep herself alive long enough to come up with a plan. But, will the plan work?

Will she die at the hands of her captor? And if she survives, will she make it back to her family?

Recommended for 13+

The Sixth Sense (Brier Hospital Series) by Lawrence W Gold, MD

Publication Date: July 26, 2012
Arnie Roth, a family practitioner, develops viral encephalitis. He awakens from the near-death experience with a new appreciation for life and an unexpected talent, his sensitivity to smell has increased a thousandfold.
At first Arnie is enthralled with his talented nose as he savors the aromatic delights of his world. Soon, however, Arnie discovers that all smells are not sweet and many come with unsolicited messages that profoundly affect his psyche.
Arnie can detect danger, disease, drugs, contaminated food and medications, and he senses when his wife is horny. He smells when people are lying to him.
Arnie's nose captures molecules beyond smell, the invisible chemicals that effect human behavior known as pheromones, his sixth sense.
Soon the surge of aromas inundates Arnie and puts his sanity in jeopardy.
The Sixth Sense is highly entertaining, thought provoking, and touching journey through a world that influences us every day, but one that we know too little about.

For the Love of God by Lawrence W Gold, MD

Publication Date: December 28, 2011
If you enjoy medical drama, you'll love For the Love of God, a novel that accurately depicts what happens when a cult denies sick children lifesaving medical care.
While this is fiction, the novel shows practices that continue to this day.

An incidental and shocking discovery of a cave with tiny unmarked graves shatters the peace of Exton, a small town in upstate N.Y.

More horrifying is the forensic analysis that reveals that these young children died needlessly as the result of neglect and abuse at the hands of a religious fundamentalist cult that disavows medical care.

Fundamentalists and their political action groups come to the defense of the cult and the parents of the dead children setting the stage for the final courtroom clash to come.

The sheriff, an investigative reporter, the local coroner and two forensic experts from Albany develop the case. When the county DA, a fundamentalist, resists vigorous prosecution, the Governor of New York intervenes and appoints Rosemary and Calvin Brandt to represent the State and speak for the dead children. These controversial attorneys and former fundamentalists have devoted their lives to the protection of children.

The final courtroom clash sets freedom of religion against the State's responsibility to protect innocent children.

Posted on Aug 5, 2013, 6:53:16 AM PDT
☀ Suze says:

Just wondering what the x boyfriend's motivation is? What does he want to achieve? Aside from these episodes, does he have a responsible job? ( If you don't feel comfortable talking about it, I understand.). You might get good suggestions from your friends here if you're wanting help.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 5, 2013, 7:48:05 AM PDT
Lyn says:
It is a control issue. How dare you leave me?

Posted on Aug 5, 2013, 8:00:34 AM PDT
Good morning all :) Thank you for the start, Leo - I hope your drama settles down...

From my watchlist:
Daughter of the Devil (The Ben Douglas FB I Thriller) - Richard Schwein Sr. - Crime/Mystery/Thriller
The Ex Killer Series: The Complete Collection - B.B. Rowell

Other picks before work:
Flight To Charlotte - Jan Jansen - Drama
A Realm Divine - C.M. Kragel - Literary Fiction
The Evil That We Do (Robin Carruthers series) - Anne Barton - Crime/Mystery/Thriller
Evan Branko (Is Unlovable) - William Creedle - Romance
Encounter - Ronelle Smith - Action/Adventure
DEAD BUT STILL TICKING (Buckey Barrister Mysteries) - David M. Selcer - Crime/Mystery/Thriller
Narrow Escape - Isaac Jean-Pierre - Crime/Mystery/Thriller
Not Like the Movies - Catherine Jerome - Romance

Posted on Aug 5, 2013, 8:04:21 AM PDT
People sometimes can just be jerks....
When my ex and I split up he asked for cousty of my son, which was not his son while he was in jail.
Just to give me a hard time.. I had ways to deal with him, but I shouldn't have had to go to those lengths.

Leo, I hope he comes to his senses, he's not just hurting your daughter but your grandson also..
He's putting hi in a bad situation Loves both parents, can't stand to see mom hurting, ...
Prayers for the situation to level out..

Posted on Aug 5, 2013, 8:15:58 AM PDT
Cluny says:
I will include all those involved in your family drama in my daily rosary.

Posted on Aug 5, 2013, 8:29:53 AM PDT
Cluny, I don't remember seeing your name before,,, Welcome!.. I hope that you drop by and chat with us often..
We LOVE to make new friends.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 5, 2013, 8:33:42 AM PDT
Leo Little says:
he has no job...He is a very controlling person. I don't understand his motivations. I can only guess they are done for spite or a childish desire to lash out when he doesn't get his way.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 5, 2013, 8:38:32 AM PDT
Leo Little says:
Thank you all...My grandson is only 2 1/2 so he doesn't understand quite what is going on. He clings to both parents though so he does know something is not quite right.

Posted on Aug 5, 2013, 9:42:04 AM PDT
I think that Amazon is working on these new profiles in stages.. My e-mail is back..

Posted on Aug 5, 2013, 9:43:39 AM PDT
Novelistic says:
Thanks for the warm welcome everyone.
I was in the mood for humor and thought others might need a laugh or two also. I have not read these, so I am hoping for at least a chuckle or two.

The Ramblings and Rants of a Middle-Aged Mum
An Apple Core, a Toilet: Misadventures of a 1970s Childhood
The Shrew Untamed

@ redandwhite
I am soooo far behind on reviews. My profile is pathetic. In regards to "Letters to My Wife" (not free), it took 2 tries to read it because it hit too close to home. I finally grabbed a box of tissues and plunged forward. I am glad I did. Wonderful book.

Posted on Aug 5, 2013, 10:12:52 AM PDT
JoJoPNW says:
Leo, thanks for the start. I'm sure your story is wonderful, but too gruesome for this wimp!

It's a civic holiday here in British Columbia, so Happy B.C. Day! I'm not doing anything special to celebrate, but my brother is coming up to do a few chores and visit.

So my success with the bipap machine mask lasted only one night. Last night, it kept leaking and I took it off at 2:45 am.

LOB, sending soothing vibes for your headache.

Posted on Aug 5, 2013, 10:15:33 AM PDT
Susan🌎 says:
Gone (Parallel Trilogy, Book 1)
This is the first book in the Parallel Trilogy.

What if everything you knew was suddenly gone?

Sixteen-year-old Morgan Campbell runs away from home and when she returns the next day her world is turned upside-down. Not only is her family missing, but another family is living in her house and claims to have lived there for weeks.

As Morgan desperately works to figure out what has happened, she finds society has become obsessed with weight in a way she has never seen before. The more she searches for answers, the more she begins to wonder if she has somehow ended up in another world--a world where it is illegal to be overweight.

Can she survive in this world until she can get home?

Posted on Aug 5, 2013, 10:44:58 AM PDT
Lyn says:
I see Susan's profile has not changed. My old one is back for now. I do not like the new profile but assume they will force it on us anyway. A lot of people don't care or won't take the time to complain.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 5, 2013, 10:57:13 AM PDT
Susan🌎 says:
Why do I not see any differences when I look at profiles? they all look exactly as they used to look.....
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