Healthcare worker from Oxfordshire. Author of ten books including Drinking Poetry and Game of Mass Destruction. Travelled to over 20 countries.
25 ways to get free books
Reading books is one of the greatest hobbies one can have. You can be entertained by fiction, touched by poetry and learn about the world. Sadly, they’re not always cheap, but there are many ways to get free books via paperback, e-book and also audiobook. They may be different mediums, but the enjoyment can be equally fulfilling. This list will give you 25 ways where you can get free books. By free, I’m talking about books where money is not used, so I haven’t counted things like Audible credits, bargain deals like 3 for 2 or 5 for fiver. I also won’t mention piracy sites, but you are free to use them at your own risk.
Desperate Times by Hildred Billings
What’s this book about? Desperate Times is a lesbian romance novel featuring two butches: Tess and Sidney. River Rock is a small town and Tess and Sidney find it hard being the only lesbians in the area. They meet on a dating app, but it does not go well as they look nothing like they do on their profile pictures. It’s almost like a catfish episode without Dev and his team. Despite the bad first date they try to be friends with benefits and like many stories before, it blossoms into romance.
Caged and Framed: Part Two
James took the first bus to Aunt Heather's house. It was almost like walking into another world. Where people were once crammed in for a place to sit, cartridges stood and sat two meters apart from each other, and all of them wore facemasks. It was a different world he was used to. He knew everything would be different from the white walls and bars, but nothing like what he saw.
My Advice After 500 Vocal Stories
This has been four years in the making. When I first joined Vocal in 2017, I didn’t really have an idea how many posts I would make. I wasn’t even sure if I was going to stay on Vocal. I kept having my stories rejected for ‘low quality’ pictures that weren’t the right size, broken links, under 600 words, spelling and grammar and their personal favourite; vocal does not accept religious content. The only work I’ve not been able to publish was a poem was was an open letter to God. Just the mere fact that I’ve mentioned those words is enough to my work to be rejected. I’ve seen it happen to others and it happened to me lots of times. Other than that, I’ve had no problems uploading my writing on Vocal.
Tale of Two Flowerpots
There was once two little flower pots: The one on the right had valiant red pansies, The one on the left had noble purple pansies.
A Poem for Shiny Wooloo
The black sheep of the family But that is not a bad thing. You dream of blending in, When you are born to stand out. You can’t see it now as your lovely
I’m One Away From 500 Posts
So I just realised, once my 3 other stories have been approved that I am just 1 story away from reaching my big milestone with this website: my 500th story. Fingertips shaking, but not hitting the keyboards, I have a little black sheep plushie staring at me and smiling at me. I notice her little nose is shaped as a heart. It’s a plushie I ordered from Etsy, and I think it’s one of my favourite purchases ever. I have lots of plushies, but this one has a special place in my heart because I know it wasn’t made in a factory. It was handmade in somebody’s home and made with love, care and great attention to detail. She may be a black sheep, but this shiny wooloo plushie is really bringing life into the room already. Since not everyone is familiar with pokemon, I think I will refer to Wooloo as Muffy from now on as that is my nickname for her.
Fluffy pancakes are the best Love the texture Unsung heros of the morning in Fance make chocolately crepes For if you prefer savoury or sweet