The Prolific Reader — An instaFreebie Repository

The Prolific Reader

The Prolific Reader is now live!

instaFreebie books via The Prolific Reader

What’s The Prolific Reader all about?

As the title of this post suggests, The Prolific Reader is a repository of free books that are available to download via instaFreebie.

The difference between The Prolific Reader and other instaFreebie promotions is that all books listed here are permanent or semi-permanent (minimum three months) and are available to download from instaFreebie for as long as they are listed on the page. If a book has a ‘download expiry date’ on instaFreebie, it will be displayed in the listing. (Most instaFreebie promotions are for books that only have a short window of opportunity to download them. Blink and you’ve missed your chance!)

Over the past month I have been working with over 72 authors to bring together 88 books in the following genres:

  • Fantasy (urban / dark / paranormal)
  • Paranormal Romance
  • Science Fiction
  • Horror
  • Children’s Fiction
  • UPDATE December 17, 2016
    The Prolific Reader now includes all genres except erotica. Check back often to see what new genres have been added, and of course the new books!

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    An Interview with Author Ulff Lehmann

    Shattered Dreams by Ulff Lehmann

    Shattered Dreams by Ulff Lehmann
    Joining me today is author, Ulff Lehmann, who has a lot to say about writing, and his epic fantasy ‘Shattered’ books in general. Thank you, Ulff, for taking the time to chat to me. Please sit down, get comfortable and let’s begin.
    About Ulff Lehmann
    German born but English writing author, Ulff Lehmann, was raised reading almost any and everything, from the classic Greek to Roman to Germanic myths to more appropriate fiction for children his age. Initially devouring books in his native language, he switched to reading English books during a year long stay in the USA as a foreign exchange student.

    In the years since, he has lost count of the books he has read, unwilling to dig into the depths of his collection. An avid fantasy reader, he grew dissatisfied with the constant lack of technological evolution in many a fantasy world, and finally, when push came to shove, he began to realize not only his potential as a story teller but also his vision of a mythical yet realistic world in which to settle the tale in he had been developing for 20 years.

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    An Interview with Author Alasdair Shaw

    Liberty by author Alisdair Shaw

    Liberty by author Alisdair Shaw
    Joining me today is author Alasdair Shaw, who would be just as comfortable talking to Stephen Hawking or Sheldon Cooper about Theoretical Physics as he is about talking to me as an author. Thank you, Alasdair, for taking the time to chat to me. Please sit down, get comfortable and let’s begin.
    About Alasdair Shaw
    Alasdair Shaw grew up in Lancashire, within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales, Pennines, Lake District and Snowdonia. After stints living in Cambridge, North Wales, and the Cotswolds, he has lived in Somerset since 2002.

    He has been rock climbing, mountaineering, caving, kayaking and skiing as long as he can remember. Growing up he spent most of his spare time in the hills. Recently he has been doing more sea kayaking and swimming.

    Alasdair studied at the University of Cambridge, leaving in 2000 with an MA in Natural Sciences and an MSci in Experimental and Theoretical Physics. He went on to earn a PGCE, specialising in Science and Physics, from the University of Bangor. A secondary teacher for over fifteen years, he has plenty of experience communicating scientific ideas.

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    An Interview with Author E. V. Darcy

    An Unconventional Meeting by E. V. Darcy

    An Unconventional Meeting by E. V. Darcy
    Joining me today is author E. V. Darcy, with a cross stitch in one hand and a book in the other. Thank you, Evie, for taking the time to chat to me. Please sit down, get comfortable and let’s begin.
    About E. V. Darcy
    E. V. Darcy is a high school teacher with a Bachelor of Arts in Imaginative Writing from Liverpool John Moores University.

    She lives in the north of England with her husband and rather large — and very spoilt — dog, Jabba, who she rescued in 2015.

    When Evie isn’t writing you can find her binge watching her favourite T.V. shows, playing computer games, or walking her much loved dog.

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    Santa Carla: A New Breed of Store Supporting Independent Artists

    Santa Carla 7

    Santa Carla 7
    If you’re an independent artist, getting your wares into physical stores can be a challenge. Now, before I go any further, let me clarify that by ‘artist’, I’m referring to any person skilled in a creative activity to produce an end product. For example, my sister is a glass artist and I am an artist of the written word.

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    An Interview with Author Steven McKinnon

    Boldly Going Nowhere by Steven McKinnon

    Boldly Going Nowhere by Steven McKinnon
    Joining me today, and hoping that his knowledge of pop culture might come in useful, or that I’m happy to have Iron Maiden playing in the background, is author Steven McKinnon. Thank you, Steven, for taking the time to chat to me. Please sit down, get comfortable and let’s begin.
    About Steven McKinnon
    Steven McKinnon is an independent writer living, eating and just about breathing in Glasgow.

    He is the author of ‘Boldly Going Nowhere’, in which he tells the story of how he broke free from the suffocating rut he was in, which involved many instances of embarrassing himself when talking to girls.

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    An Interview with Author Dominique Mondesir

    Origins by author Dominique Mondesir

    Origins (Fallen Angels, Book 1) by Dominique Mondesir
    Joining me today is another author who writes about angels, Dominique Mondesir. Thank you, Dominique, for taking the time to chat to me. Please sit down, get comfortable and let’s begin.
    About Dominique Mondesir
    Dominique Mondesir has wanted to be a writer since the age of sixteen. He could remember reading The Hobbit and Harry Potter late at night and thinking, I could do that. More than ten years later and he has.

    His first book Origins (Fallen Angels) was published in September 2015, with three more released so far.

    He lives in England with his girlfriend and cat and hopes to travel the world before he gets too old.

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    An Interview with Author J.A. Pipes

    All Lesser Means by JA Pipes

    All Lesser Means by J.A. Pipes
    As the saying goes, there’s no rest for the wicked, so while everyone else is still feasting or enjoying the post-Christmas sales, I’ve invited author J.A. Pipes to join me on the couch to talk about his book, All Lesser Means. Thank you, J.A., for taking the time to chat to me. Please sit down, get comfortable and let’s begin.
    About J.A. Pipes
    J.A. Pipes is a self-proclaimed politics junkie, anarchist podcaster and blogger. He has traveled the world from Uluru to Istanbul. He has dug up dinosaurs in the badlands of Montana and has served in the United States Marine Corps during Desert Storm. J.A. holds degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Missouri, and is currently an engineer for the world’s largest aerospace company. He resides in St. Louis with his wife and two children.

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    An Interview with Author CeeCee James

    The Sour Taste of Suspicion by CeeCee James

    The Sour Taste of Suspicion by CeeCee James
    Joining me today on the couch is author CeeCee James, who likes her mysteries cozy! Thank you, CeeCee for taking the time to chat to me. Please sit down, get comfortable and let’s begin.
    About CeeCee James
    CeeCee James is a wife, mom of four rambunctious kids and pet mom to two mini-dashchunds. She’s always loved to read and always had her nose in a book– getting her into trouble at school when she’d sneak it in her text books.

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    Angel’s Demon Character Name Winners!

    character name winners

    character name winners
    Have a Character Named After You in Angel’s Demon — Competition Winners
    As with my previous competitions, the email addresses for all potential winners were entered into a random list picker, courtesy of Random-ize. After each winner was randomly chosen, they were removed from the list to ensure they couldn’t be randomly selected again. It can be a long and tedious process, but it’s a fair one.

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    An Interview with Author Melanie Tomlin

    Angel's Body Book Cover

    Angel's Body by Melanie Tomlin
    Today I’m interviewing author Melanie Tomlin … that would be me! I’m not sure whether to sit a mirror on the couch next to me, or to hot-swap seats, from the interviewer position to the interviewee position. Confused? I know I am, and the interview hasn’t even started yet! So, I shall start by thanking myself for taking the time to chat with myself, and sitting down to get comfortable before I begin.
    About Melanie Tomlin
    Melanie Tomlin was born in Beeston, England. At the age of three her family moved to suburban Melbourne, Australia, where she has lived ever since. When she was twelve her parents bought her a typewriter, and she wrote her first novel that very same year. She still has the typewriter, which is somewhat worse for wear, but that first manuscript is now nothing but a distant memory.

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