First Friday Free Fiction

Welcome! I’m J. Philip Horne, your host. I write fantasy novels for MG & YA readers, and you’ll find a variety of books below that are generally fantasy and aimed at YA or younger. Every author in the promotion has contributed a completely free book on InstraFreebie. At the bottom of the page is a bonus section with books by the same authors that are part of Kindle Unlimited for those of you who participate in that Amazon program.

Look for something that catches your interest and enjoy a free read!

My novel THE LODESTONE is on sale for $0.99! It’s the story of 12-year-old Jack Paris, who is hunted by an evil wizard from another world. When Jack finally realizes why the wizard needs him, he learns that to live and love, you sometimes have to be willing to die. Check it out!

QUEST CHASERS - THE DEADLY CAVERN by Grace & Thomas Lockhaven / InstaFreebie / Tommy and Eevie are trapped underground with deadly traps they must overcome to survive. However, the traps lead them closer to their demise. / Genre: YA Fiction, Fantasy / Partial novella
THE SONGWEAVER'S VOW by Laura VanArendonk Baugh / InstaFreebie / Euthalia is rejected as a bride, traded to Viking raiders, and sacrificed to a strange god. After that, things get interesting. / Genre: Epic Fantasy, Hist. Fantasy, Mythology / Partial novel
MADEMOISELLE by Suzanne Jenkins / InstaFreebie / Young Pipi Wiener's goals don't include love, until the Persian Gulf War intervenes. / Genre: Coming of age / Full novella

THIEVES & WIZARDS by Jaxon Reed / InstaFreebie / A magic absorbing dagger has been stolen. A battlemaiden strives to win it back. / Genre: Fantasy Legends, swords & sorcery / Partial novel
BEARLY AWAKE by D.R. Perry / InstaFreebie / Does a bear sleep in the snow? Not if he wants to pass his exams. A girl genius is his only hope, but can he abide her snarky attitude? / Genre: YA Paranormal, Fantasy Humor / Full novella
JOSS THE SEVEN by J. Philip Horne / InstaFreebie / Joss just discovered he has superpowers, and that's a problem! The Mockers want to force him into a life of crime, and Joss is out of options. / Genre: Contemporary Fantasy Adventure, Coming of Age, MG / Partial novel

THE FIRST CROWN: A CALEDAN NOVELETTE by Meg Cowley / InstaFreebie / Is it impossible to kill a god? Bahr, god of Fire, terrorises the land. Can Beren ally with his bitterest enemies before Bahr destroys them all? / Genre: Epic Fantasy,Sword&Sorcery,Coming of Age / Full novella
ALORA: THE WANDER-JEWEL by Tamie Dearen / InstaFreebie / Alora’s life changes when the boy of her visions appears, leading her to a magic realm, where her soulmate awaits and evil seeks to claim her. / Genre: YA Fantasy, Coming of Age / Full novel
ON THE WAY THROUGH THE WOODS by Emily Martha Sorensen / InstaFreebie / A kleptomaniac princess and a good witch meet a monster in the forest who does NOT like it when people steal his roses. / Genre: Young adult fantasy / Short story

A RAUCOUS TIME by Julia Hughes / InstaFreebie / Non stop action adventure as two teens outwit ruthless gangs, and keep one step ahead of the law in their quest to find a legendary treasure. / Genre: Action Adventure / Full novel
DEMOLITION LOVE by Layla / InstaFreebie / When two street kids from enemy gangs fall in love, will their connection destroy the only safe place they know? / Genre: YA Post-apocalyptic Dystopian / Full novel
GRAFFITI HACK by Elen Ghulam / InstaFreebie / The story of a young woman on a mission to make the internet beautiful. / Genre: women's fiction / Partial novel

SILENT QUEEN by Carrie Summers / InstaFreebie / A mute, Leesa lived in isolated silence for sixteen years. Now she will free her imprisoned beloved and overthrow tyrants who’ve ruled for centuries. / Genre: YA Fantasy / Full novella
EUN NA AND THE PHANTOM by Erica Laurie / InstaFreebie / Four fates intertwine in love and friendship. And a spunky dragon to tie them together. / Genre: YA fantasy / Full novel
SHADOW STALKER PART 1 (EPISODES 1 - 6) by Renee Scattergood / InstaFreebie / Auren is destined to enslave the people of her world, but can she save them from tyranny without succumbing to the prophecy? / Genre: Dark Fantasy / Full novel

LUKE'S WIPEOUT by Megy Davis / InstaFreebie / Luke loves to take a walk on the wild side! Fun comes to a halt as he battles his way through a maze of fresh responsibility, romance, temptation, a house fire, a night in jail and more. / Genre: YA, Action & Adventure / Full novel
PSIONICA #1 INCEPTION by Zach Miller / InstaFreebie / After a brave escape from PsiGen Robotics, Gabe and his friends, imbued with new powers, must battle to save Humanity against an all-powerful Android. / Genre: YA, Scifi, Action, Middle school, / Full novella
LIFE'S SECOND CHANCES by Anne Stone / InstaFreebie / Alejandro’s carrying a secret that has changed his life.Angelina must overcome her own loss.Can they overcome their pasts for a second chance at love? / Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance / Full novel

SHADOWISLANDS - CITY OF SKIES by Farah Cook / InstaFreebie / Nora Hunt embarks on a quest to discover the Viking mystery of the hidden Shadowislands. Will she succeed where others have failed? / Genre: Fantasy, SciFi, Dystopia, YA Fiction / Partial novel
DISCERNING SPIRITS by Kellie McAllen / InstaFreebie / Zeph is half angel, half human, but Eve is the mystery that Zeph can’t resist trying to unravel.Together, can they discover their incredible destiny? / Genre: YA paranormal romance / Full novel
OPERATORS: PIRATES VS DRONES by J.L. Hendricks / InstaFreebie / litRPG meets military scifi! Imagine if real life was a video game! Operators accept assignments and subscribers to the UMBRA network watch every move / Genre: Scifi - litRPG and military scifi / Partial novella

THE FALLEN VAMPIRE : PREQUEL TO FLUX & FIRMAMENT - THE CLOUD LORDS by Beata Blitz / InstaFreebie / When dimensions collide, the Cloud Lords rule above... / Genre: Young Adult / Full novel
KITTYSAURUS REX by Judge Kludge / InstaFreebie / On the trail of Kittysaurus, Clara and Zeke travel 145 million years into the past... / Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Comedy / Full novel
THE GALLOPING PONY by Angharad Thompson Rees / InstaFreebie / A gypsy cob strives to become a racehorse despite his unconventional looks. But will his best be good enough to save his crumbling farm? / Genre: personified animals, fable, allegory, / Short story

LIES I NEVER TOLD by Martin Crosbie / InstaFreebie / Martin Crosbie, bestselling author of “My Temporary Life”, writes about relationships, infidelities, guilt, and sometimes, the absence of guilt. / Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction / Full novel
FIRST COMMAND by Alex Lidell / InstaFreebie / Born to privilege. Trained for Command. Destined for Danger. / Genre: YA Fantasy / Full novella
WHISPER BOUND by Bonnie Elizabeth / InstaFreebie / Harnessing the power of nature takes on a whole new meaning when you live in Whisper. / Genre: Contemporary Fantasy / Full novel

RETURN OF THE DRAGONBORN PREQUEL by N.M. Howell / InstaFreebie / Andie Rogers, born with the blood of the dragon - a fact punishable by death - must discover the truth of her massacred race, or else die trying. / Genre: YA Urban Fantasy / Short story
DEAD RADIANCE - A VALKYRIE NOVEL 1 by T. G. Ayer / InstaFreebie / She's your average girl next door. Only she's got wings, and the fate of the world is in her hands / Genre: YA Fantasy / Full novel
CURSE BREAKER: ENCHANTED by Melinda Kucsera / InstaFreebie / When Sarn’s kidnapped by an enchanted tree, he’s thrown into a magical conundrum. What or who provoked the enchanted forest to murder? / Genre: epic fantasy / Partial novel

THE MYSTERY OF HOLLOW INN by Tara Ellis / InstaFreebie / Sam and Ally are excited to spend part of their summer break in the mountains of Montana, in the haunted halls of Hollow Inn. / Genre: Middle Grade, Mystery / Partial novel
LEFT IN YOUR SHADOWS by Felisha Antonette / InstaFreebie / Can Ronnie say goodbye to her past long enough to accept her future? Or is she trapped in the realms of her fantasy. / Genre: YA Fantasy / Full novella
ELLA DETHRONED by Brandon Barr / InstaFreebie / A fast-paced fantasy adventure! / Genre: Science-Fantasy / Full novella

ANGLE CODES by Ami Blackwelder / InstaFreebie / Angels and Demons in Manhattan, and a human turned angel is the key to stopping the war. / Genre: YA Angel Romantic suspense / Full novel
BORN OF EARTH by A.L. Knorr / InstaFreebie / A vanished woman, a mummified body, strange cocoons in the greenhouse, Georjie becomes embroiled in a mystery involving the very power of nature. / Genre: YA & Teen / Full novella
RANGEELA TALES - BOOK 1 by Gita V. Reddy / InstaFreebie / Short, quick reads involving a boy, a talking parrot, goons, thugs, bullies and one determined cat... / Genre: Middle Grade / Adventure / Full novel

THE ENEMY OF AN ENEMY by Vincent Trigili / InstaFreebie / In an age of science an magic a new kind of hero must arise! / Genre: SciFi: Space Opera / Full novel
CYBERPUNK TALES by Ashley L. Hunt / InstaFreebie / Vivian Hsu has got telepathic powers. Her prior easy life now threatens to drive her insane. Will the darkest depths of the Sprawl claim another life? / Genre: Science Fiction / Short story
THE LAND: FOUNDING (VIDEO GAME COMIC) MOST FUN EVA! by Aleron Kong / InstaFreebie / Warcraft and Game of Thrones had a sexy baby... It's called this book :0) / Genre: LitRPG, Video Games, YA / Full novella

SPINDLE by W.R. Gingell / InstaFreebie / She's not a princess...but then, he's no prince. / Genre: Fairytale Fantasy / Full novel
NULLIFIED: AN EMPOWERED SERIES PREQUEL STORY by Dale Ivan Smith / InstaFreebie / Almost 18, Mat is in prison for using her superpower. A note says her grandma is dying. She is desperate to learn the truth, but at what price? / Genre: YA Dystopian, YA Superhero, / Short story
PHOENIX AWAKENS by Eliza Nolan / InstaFreebie / A high school senior finds herself in a fight with a secret society for control of ancient magic. / Genre: YA Paranormal, YA Urban Fantasy / Full novel

CAVES OF ICE - CAVERNS OF FIRE by Chogan Swan / InstaFreebie / Join Seth as he embarks on a desperate quest, attracting allies and enemies from all corners in a fight to savet the world from the Dark Hand's power. / Genre: Epic Fanatasy / Full novel
UNLOCKING THE TRUTH by Matt Aubert / InstaFreebie / Learn personal growth & stop doubting yourself, break away from bad habits once and for all, the difference between success and fulfillment and more / Genre: Self-Improvement, Self-esteem, success / Full novel
JOURNEY TO AVIAD by Allison D. Reid / InstaFreebie / Elowyn lifts a strange silvery object from a woodland stream. Her world—the whole world—is about to change forever… / Genre: Christian Fantasy, Fantasy, Medieval / Full novel

STORMSHADOW by Stephanie A. Cain / InstaFreebie / To end a war, Princess Azmei agrees to marry Prince Vistaren of Amethir. But Vistaren has secrets, and not everyone wants the marriage to go forward. / Genre: Epic Fantasy / Full novella
PAGAN APOCALYPSE by John Triptych / InstaFreebie / A young boy in London must save his family as the ancient gods return to the modern world. / Genre: YA Mythology, Post Apocalyptic, Sci-Fi / Full novella
BELIEVING AGAIN: A TALE OF TWO CHRISTMASES by Martin Crosbie / InstaFreebie / a heart-warming tale of love, commitment, family, and, of course, Christmas. / Genre: Romance / Full novel

ALF THE WORKSHOP DOG by Emma Calin / InstaFreebie / A chapterbook fairystory about a scruffy dog hunting for scraps in a downtown repair garage. / Genre: Middle Grade, Children's,fairystory, / Full novel
CHEEKY CHARLIE AT THE FESTIVAL by Mat Waugh / InstaFreebie / Small package, big trouble: Charlie is up to his usual antics. But will big sister Harriet be a hero? A warm and funny book for kids who love chaos. / Genre: Middle Grade, Chapter Book, Siblings / Full novella
HUNT (FREYA SNOW BOOK ONE) by L.C. Mawson / InstaFreebie / When a demon is sent to kill her, sarcastic, socially awkward orphan Freya Snow must learn to fight if she wants to survive. / Genre: YA Urban Fantasy / Full novel

A SENSITIVE TIME by Lee Isserow / InstaFreebie / A romantic suspense thriller that will take your breath away. / Genre: romantic suspense / Short story
SHINE: HOW TO WALK THE TALK by Nancy Segovia / InstaFreebie / Jesus said, "Let your light shine." This book shows you how. / Genre: Spiritual Development / Full novel
MY NAME IS HARDLY by Martin Crosbie / InstaFreebie / A beautiful girl is missing and may not want to be found, A soldier on his last and most important mission, A vow made to a dying friend. / Genre: Action/Adventure / Full novel

KAL'S FALL - THE TERISTAQUE CHRONICLES PART ONE by Aaron Frale / InstaFreebie / Kal has been considered too fragile to participate in the village activities. She meets a star species who knows the secret of her father. / Genre: Space Opera / Short story
A PIECE OF SKY by Ann Hunter / InstaFreebie / A retelling of the little red hen, as recounted by the acorn that struck her in the head. A reminder that no one is too small to change the world! / Genre: Middle Grade fantasy / Full novella
CHRISTMAS MIRACLE IN JULY by RM Gauthier / InstaFreebie / Arriving in Christmas Town, Jack refuses to fall under the magic of Christmas, using his dislike of the holiday season to shield him from its spell. / Genre: Holiday, Romance, Mystery, Love / Short story


The books in this bonus section are by the same authors that have books listed above. These books are free to read for those of you who are part of the Amazon Kindle Unlimited program. Kindle Unlimited is an Amazon program that has a ton of books available to read for $9.99 a month. You can start a free 30-day trial by clicking here if you’d like.

SLOW DANCING by Suzanne Jenkins / Kindle Unlimited / Ellen Fisher's life is turned upside down when a stranger appears at the edge of the wood outside of the house she shares with stepfather, Frank. / Genre: Young Adult Mystery / Full novel
THIEVES & WIZARDS (THE FORLORN DAGGER BOOK 1) by Jaxon Reed / Kindle Unlimited / A magic absorbing dagger has been stolen. A battlemaiden strives to get it back. / Genre: Fantasy Legends, sword & sorcery / Full novel
MOLTEN by Layla / Kindle Unlimited / A 16-year-old dancer falls in love with a guy with a burning touch / Genre: YA paranormal romance / Full novel

A RIPPLE IN TIME by Julia Hughes / Kindle Unlimited / The Great War still rages, Britain still has an Empire, and these days, the military are in charge. Welcome to the 21st Century. / Genre: Paranormal Time Travel Romance / Full novel
THE LODESTONE by J. Philip Horne / Kindle Unlimited / 12-year-old Jack Paris is hunted by an evil wizard from another world. When Jack finally realizes why the wizard needs him, he learns that to live and love, you sometimes have to be willing to die. / Genre: Contemporary Fantasy Adventure, Coming of Age, MG / Full novel
SPOONFUL CHRONICLES by Elen Ghulam / Kindle Unlimited / To discover the purpose of her life, one woman must recount everything she has ever eaten. / Genre: women's fiction / Full novel

NIGHTFORGED by Carrie Summers / Kindle Unlimited / Trapped on a volcano, hunted by savages, and locked in perpetual night, Lilik won’t survive unless she can master her ancient, innate magic. / Genre: YA Fantasy / Full novel
FOXTAILS: A PARANORMAL REGENCY ROMANCE by Erica Laurie / Kindle Unlimited / Elizabeth is about to discover that fairies do indeed exist. And not all magic is good. / Genre: YA Fantasy / Full novel
SHADOWISLANDS - CITY OF SKIES by Farah Cook / Kindle Unlimited / Nora Hunt embarks on a quest to discover the Viking mystery of the hidden Shadowislands. Will she succeed where others have failed? / Genre: Dystopia, YA Fiction, Fantasy, SciFi / Full novel

SOULMATE by Kellie McAllen / Kindle Unlimited / Most people search for years to find their soulmate; Rachel Masterson was born with hers. How could she ever live without him? / Genre: YA paranormal romance / Full novel
OPERATORS: PIRATES VS DRONES by J.L. Hendricks / Kindle Unlimited / litRPG meets military scifi! Imagine if real life was a video game! Operators accept assignments and subscribers to the UMBRA network watch every move / Genre: Scifi - litRPG and military scifi / Full novella
TRI-PIZZA-TOPS by Judge Kludge / Kindle Unlimited / In order to hatch their Kittysaurus Egg, Clara and Zeke risk their lives travelling back in time... / Genre: Middle Grade, Comedy, Fantasy / Full novel

DEAD EMBERS (A VALKYRIE NOVEL 2) by T. G. Ayer / Kindle Unlimited / The adventure continues as Bryn encounters dwarfs & dragons, new friends & old foes -- but the worst enemy of all may be the person she trusts most. / Genre: YA Fantasy / Full novel
SIMULATON by M. Black / Kindle Unlimited / Stuck inside a Citigog, a population control dome, Ilia is encouraged to leave by Jez, who shows her that nothing is as it seems. / Genre: YA SyFy Dystopia / Full novel
BORN OF WATER by A.L. Knorr / Kindle Unlimited / Targa doesn't know what to expect on a trip to Poland with her salvage diving mother: mermaid lore, romance, and mystery shipwrecks. Buckle up! / Genre: YA & Teen / Full novel

TARA AND THE GIANT QUEEN by Gita V. Reddy / Kindle Unlimited / A storm catapults Tara into strife torn Giant Land. While the queen promises to help her, others believe she has magic powers and want to capture her! / Genre: Middle Grade / Fantasy / Full novel
THE LAND: FORGING by Aleron Kong / Kindle Unlimited / Warcraft and Game of Thrones had a sexy baby... It's called this book! lol / Genre: LitRPG, YA, Epic Fantasy / Full novel
WOLFSKIN by W.R. Gingell / Kindle Unlimited / Sometimes the little girl in the red hood doesn't get eaten, and sometimes the wolf isn't the most frightening thing in the forest... / Genre: Fairytale fantasy / Full novel

RENEGADE by Dale Ivan Smith / Kindle Unlimited / How much would you sacrifice to keep your superpower? Empowered must either work for the government, or give up their power. Mat refuses both choices. / Genre: YA fantasy, YA superhero / Full novella
THE ART OF ACHIEVING HAPPINESS by Matt Aubert / Kindle Unlimited / This book is packed with practical ways that will help you to rethink your happiness and where it comes from. Happiness is first a study and then a practice. / Genre: Self-Improvement, Self-esteem, success / Full novel
TOUCH SENSITIVE by Lee Isserow / Kindle Unlimited / Noir and scifi meet in a thrilling story of a detective who absorbs memories via touch - and the killer he's hunting, who seems to share his gift. / Genre: scifi / romantic suspense / Full novel

WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR by Nancy Segovia / Kindle Unlimited / When Abbie Brookhart started life over in Estes Park, she had no way of knowing her ex-husband was stalking her, intent on only one thing—revenge! / Genre: sweet romance, suspense / Full novel
ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE by Aaron Frale / Kindle Unlimited / Olson's teacher commits suicide by going out into the toxic air. The city officials follow Olson. Something is right with the city. / Genre: Dystopian / Full novel
DARKNESS GATHERING by Chogan Swan / Kindle Unlimited / Trouble ahead, trouble behind—sometimes you just have to keep moving. Seth struggles with his past as he faces new challenges, more enemies. / Genre: YA Epic Fantasy / Full novel

CONTROL by RM Gauthier / Kindle Unlimited / One night of passion . A man of mystery . A life-altering secret. Who is in Control? / Genre: Mystery/Thriller / Full novel

One more for the road…
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56 thoughts on “First Friday Free Fiction”

  1. Thank you for the time and effort you give to bring readers and writers together. I have found many a fabulous author to follow and series to read from First Friday Free Fiction!!

  2. Love that you offer this chance for everyone to get to know of and dive into so many different authors and books. It is a wonderful opportunity and to many, those of us on tight budgets, it is like a huge gift. There is no way I could afford to pick up these books, to become acquainted with the new series. I thank you for the opportunity.

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