Foxy's Friday Freebies!

Foxy has been nosing around the net
When she finds great FREE STUFF, she'll feature it on Fridays Freebies posts -
  • Free short stories, novellas, and novels
  • Giveaways for books and swag
  • Free services for authors

Here are Foxy's Freebies that are still available:

Free Online Serial Novella – Read Libby Heily’s free serialized novella Our Beloved Dictator, which will be posted in short chapters every Monday over a 25-week period. “George is pulled over for speeding on I-95 in Virginia. Instead of a ticket, he is sentenced to 6 months of mandatory citizenship in Greenville-a small town run by a dictator. The government isn’t the only surprise George finds. Greenville is the place where reality meets abnormality.” The first chapter is up and will be followed by more HERE.

Free Online Short Story – Celebrate’s own D.A. Cairns of Square Pegs blog has posted a short story, called “The Darkness of Light,” part of the new Square Pegs Ezine he runs and edits and has opened to submissions. Read D.A.Cairns’s new short story “The Darkness of Light.”  Check out the Submission Policy for his ezine HERE.

Free Download of Comedy Short Story – Celebrate’s own Julia Thorley has a free short story out called “Briefs Encounter.” I read it, adored it, and gave it 5-stars! I guarantee lots of chuckles as you read this short tale about a woman being thrust into an embarrassing close encounter with an aggressive escalator!
Download for FREE all formats of Briefs Encounter from Smashwords.

Get free books in these categories: 
Contemporary Romance
Historical Romance
New Adult
Paranormal Romance
Science Fiction
Teen and Young Adult
Western Romance

Instafreebie is a great site for ebook giveaways. Authors provide their books in epub, mobi, or PDF format and allow people to download them while automatically signing them up to the author’s newsletter.  

All you have to do to get the free book is click the book’s cover which will take you to the “Claim” page. Fill in your name, your email address, and check the box for the book format you want. Then hit “Claim Your Book.” 

An email will immediately be sent to you with the ebook attached. Just download it or forward it to Kindle.

Every few days you’ll get an email from Instafreebie with new offers of free books.

You’ll also get the newsletter of the author whose book you downloaded. You can unsubscribe at any time.

I’m a dedicated freebie hunter and I’ve never seen such an easy-to-use site. I’ve gotten about 12 novels, novellas, and short stories from them. I have lots to read now!

12 Free Sci-Fi & Fantasy Novels - Get a set of 12 Sci-Fi & Fantasy novels by 12 great authors! Completely FREE! For download links go to Catherine Stine Idea City blog.

Free Horror Short Story eBook - Get the thrilling & creepy short story Into The Hole by Ian Thompson completely FREE on Smashwords. I read it and it's great!

Free Fantasy Novella eBook - Get Flesh Golem by Kev Heritage, the first in a fantasy series completely FREE! Download links at Kev Heritage blog. I read it and it's great!

Free eBook – Celebrate’s own Shah Wharton is giving away one of her ebooks—a psychological horror story called “Rosa and Bella’s Journal of Decline”—as a free gift when you subscribe to her newsletter. To get your FREE copy, go to this Shah Wharton Newsletter link & subscribe!

Free Crime/Mystery eBook – Get Girl of Great Price by Milo James Fowler FREE on all vendors. For links to vendors, go to Milo James Fowler blog.

Free Horror Short Story – “Troll” by Wodke Hawkinson is now FREE! I downloaded the story and loved it so much I rated it 5-stars! Get it on Smashwords.

Free First Page Critiques -- Three fabulous and talented published authors are willing to critique YOUR FIRST PAGE FOR FREE!  Dianne Salerni (author ofThe Eighth Day series, HarperCollins 2014) and Marcy Hatch (author of West of Paradise, WiDo 2014) and Krystalyn Drown (Legasea, Curiosity Quills 2013) will post your WIP's first page (350-400 words) and offer their impressions as will their readers/commenters.  That's AWESOME feedback and super-helpful for any aspiring author!  For rules and mailing address go read the side bar on any of their blogs. 

Free SF/Action Adventure eBook – Milo James Fowler has a collection of 15 hilarious starfaring adventures featuring  Captain Bartholomew Quasar and the crew of the Effervescent Magnitude for FREE on Milo James Fowler blog. Get it now!

Free Short Story – Celebrate’s own Kimberly Robello (of Planet Kimberly) has put up a FREE story --- “La Claire Fontaine” on WattpadGo read it!

Free Book of Poetry - Celebrate's own Carole Anne Carr has her book Kaleidoscope FREE on Amazon until May 5. Pick up your free Kindle copy now on Amazon UK or Amazon US.

Free Online-Published Poem – Celebrate’s own Jamie Dement (Caring for My Veteran) offers her poem “Pieces” on the O-Dark-Thirty siteI've read it, and it's a heart-wrenching and beautiful poem!

Free SciFi/Fantasy Short Story – Celebrate's own Tyrean Martinson (of Everyday Writer, Tyrean Martinson) has a Permanent Free Read short story for anyone interested! "Seedling" is a flash fiction story -- Dunnie has a secret: a power inside him that's gone wrong in the past. When it's time to introduce himself to a new teacher, what will he say? And, will his classmates ever accept the truth? 
Available FREE on:     Amazon-Kindle       B&N/Nook      Smashwords

Free "Feel-good" Short Story – Celebrate’s own Julia Thorley (of Life, Yoga and Other Adventures) offers a Permanently FREE Read of her light-hearted short story “Briefs Encounter” at Ether Books.
"Briefs Encounter" blurb:  Jenna had only popped out to the shop. She had NOT expected the trip to end with her displaying her underwear to the passing public. (*Readable only on a mobile device -- smartphone, iPad, or tablet)

Free Online Reads - Celebrate's own Jamie Dement (of Caring For A Veteran) has kindly offered the links to her online publications HERE.

Free Sci-Fi Short Story – “Man Overboard” by Nigel G. Mitchell, about an interstellar fisherman whose son gets lost in another dimension, is FREE for download at AmazonKobo, and Smashwords.

Free Critique on Blurbs, Queries or Pitches – The amazing P.K. Hrezo (author of Butterman Time Travel, Inc. and Diary of a Teenage Time Traveler) is generously offering to help writers polish their back-cover blurbs, queries, and pitches.  Email her at pakazo77(at) She’s also launching an editorial service and offers to critique an author’s first five pages as a free sample.  See her new page for all the info, Story Scientist.

Free Audio Short Story – a horror story “Jack and the Bad Man” by award-winning poet Annie Neugebauer is on Pseudopod. (At the bottom of the post is the MP3 Audio file  - enjoy!)

Free Short Story - "Sixpence and Rye and a Snake in a Pie: A Fractured Nursery Rhyme" by Jeff Chapman (a friend and an excellent writer!). The short story is permanently FREE on Amazon

Free Novella "Edward, Con Extraordinaire" by Inge H. Borg about Edward, a roguish con-man, is FREE on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Smashwords.

Free Children’s Chapter eBook with Illustrations, “Stone Faces” by Ann & Ken Hicks. It’s a funny, touching, and adventurous story about a 10-year-old girl whose parents are divorcing. Suitable for children ages 8-11. Including the illustrations, it’s about 20MB (well worth it). Ken Hicks will be happy to tell you how to download it -- email him at: khicks(at)  

Free Anthology: Heroes of Phenomena, a Cross-industry Global Anthology of Short Stories. The anthology’s project director is Samantha Redstreake Geary with the collaboration of wonderful authors like Alex Cavanaugh and C.Lee McKenzie. You can download it FREE on Kobo and Smashwords 

Free Query Critiques from Matthew MacNish. He writes full, detailed and helpful crits that appear on his blog. Contact him at: mattmrush(at)

Free Fantasy Short Story -- “Shadow of the Scythe” by Christopher Mannino, a prequel to his School of Deaths series from MuseItUp Publishing is FREE. Download it HERE

Free Fantasy Novella -- “Heart of a Dragon,” by Mary-Jean Harris, from her Soul Wanderers series pubbed by MuseItUp is FREE. (Download in PDF or ePUB --> HERE)

Free Short Stories - LG Keltner’s 55-word story (the 2nd on the page) plus other 55-word stories at: New Times

Free Query Critiques by Kim Graff (editor, cover designer, & agent intern)

Free Book Badges, Banners, and Countdowns at Ben Ellis Graphics

Free Book Giveaways from Toni Lesatz at My Book Addiction. (Contemp, Fantasy, and Horror book giveaways every week. See the current giveaway list on her sidebar.)

Free Copyright-Expired Books at Black Mask Free eBooks. (They're dated, but they're a fun change of pace and great if you're researching historical modes of speech and style.)

If anyone has a FREE short story (for download or online at a free ezine), novella, novel, special giveaway, or author service, please let Foxy know so she can plug you here!  Write to: laura.6eg(at)

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