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Updated August 2016.
¶ What should I know about your free fiction?
¶ Which subscription services and bookstores are your e-books available at?
¶ Do your e-books have Digital Rights Management (DRM)?
¶ How do I unzip an html e-book?
¶ Do I have to read the rest of the series to understand a story that occurs in the middle of it?
¶ May I make fan works? May I make derivative works? May I share your e-books with other people?
¶ What is an Amazon Associate?
¶ Which accessible books are available for the disabled?
¶ I'm visually impaired. What else should I know
about this website?
If you have not already done so, please read the cautions for readers of my free fiction. Stories include both speculative fiction and contemporary fiction; their literary equivalent to U.S. movie ratings range from G to NC-17, depending on the story. Any story that is the equivalent to PG-13 or R will have a "mature" warning page that you'll need to click past (if you wish). NC-17 stories will have an "adult" warning page.
You can read each story online or you can download each story as a free e-book (in html, epub, mobi, or pdf formats) by clicking on the "Download" button toward the top of the story's page.
Periodically, I bundle my free fiction by series volume or theme and
offer such e-books for sale at online bookstores.
Sections below: Subscription services
| Independent stores (multiformat e-books)
| Other stores (Kindle and epub e-books)
| Free online e-books (multiformat e-books).
INDEPENDENT STORES (multiformat e-books)
Dusk Peterson's store at Gumroad (US). DRM-free multiformat e-books: epub, html, mobi/Kindle, pdf, doc.
All Romance eBooks (US) and its sister store OmniLit (US). DRM-free multiformat e-books: epub, html, mobi/Kindle, pdf.
Smashwords (US). DRM-free multiformat e-books.
These independent bookstores
sell my epub e-books via Kobo. (Not linked directly to my e-books.)
OTHER STORES (Kindle and epub e-books)
My e-books are available at more online bookstores than I can track now, so if you have a favorite e-bookstore, just do a search at the store to see if I'm there.
Amazon Kindle. DRM-free Kindle e-books.
Barnes & Noble.
Angus & Roberson.
FREE E-BOOKS (multiformat e-books)
My online fiction can also be downloaded as free
Free: 7-Zip (Windows) or Unarchiver (Mac).
Popular: WinZip (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac).
How to open a zipped file in Windows without an unzipping program.
When you double-click on the zipped file, the unzipping program may automatically extract all of the files into a folder. If the unzipping program instead shows you a list of files, then select all of the files that the unzipping program shows. (You can select all the files by typing Control-A in Windows.) Extract the files into an empty folder.
In order to start reading the e-book, click on the html file. Except
for the e-book cover, the image files will automatically show up as part
of the html file.
Most of the stories in series are designed so that you don't need to have knowledge of what came before; any information you need is included within the story itself.
In a very few cases, a summary of previous events will be included at the beginning of the story. This is written in as entertaining a manner as possible, to prevent you from falling asleep during the summary.
A lot of these stories were written out of order, so there's no harm
in you reading them out of order. However, you should be aware that later
stories in a series often contain major spoilers for earlier stories.
Dusk Peterson is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.
If you click on an Amazon link at this website, I get a small percentage
of the price of whatever you buy while you're visiting Amazon via the link,
whether it's my e-books or any other product at Amazon. I'm not an employee
of Amazon; I simply earn advertising fees by linking at this website to
my e-books at Amazon (which I would do in any case, for the sake of my
My e-books sold at bookstores are nearly always DRM-free (read more about my DRM-free e-books here), so they can be read by screenreaders. My free fiction can be read online or downloaded as free multiformat e-books.
If you have any questions, please e-mail
Resources for blind and partially sighted readers are available at this domain (though they're more than a little out of date). Those resources may also be of interest to visitors with mobility impairments that affect their ability to read.
This domain conforms as closely as I can get to the World Wide Web Consortium's Checkpoints for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, taking into account that I have limited knowledge of HTML and work with an older What You See Is What You Get editor. The domain conforms to the standards of Section 508. It has been tested in 16 bit, 24 bit, and 256 colors. It has been checked using the Window-Eyes screen reader and a 28-point bold-faced font. The site has passed the Vischeck, the Web Page Backward Compatibility Viewer, the Lynx Inspection, and AnyBrowser.com's Screen Size Tester and Web Site Viewer.
It also makes a mean cup of coffee. If you still have any problems viewing
this site, please e-mail me.
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