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Free ebooks to help you get through the pandemic

Times are tough, shit even. One of the best things we can do to get through this is to read incredible stories, ideally as free ebooks that are great for the planet and great for your mind. We can also be kinder to each other, do some good, imagine what the world could be like if we didn’t mindlessly participate in an economic system that chews up the planet, spits out crap we don’t actually need, and imprisons us all in debt slavery. So here’s a small step towards something better.

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Free to download and keep forever, limited time offer! All these books are by Gary J Byrnes, founder and chief storyteller at Readathriller and Hempoffset. Many of these books have been bestsellers on Amazon and Apple charts around the world. Just go ahead and subscribe to our newsletter and away you go! You have literally nothing to lose, and so much entertainment to gain. If you’re already subscriber – go you! – just email us at and we’ll send you the coupon code tout suite!

Here’s what you can get right now, for free…

Lockdown Dreams (Pandemic flash fiction)

Pet (Dystopian short)

Future Shocks (Quantum fiction, three shorts)

Fake Times (Non-fiction 2014 – 2018)

United Hates (Nazi conspiracy thriller)

Ireland Trilogy (Three edgy shorts)

History Trilogy (Three shorts)

Pure Mad – The Author’s Cut (Dagger Award nominated, Irish crime thriller)

The God Virus (International conspiracy thriller)

The Death of Osama bin Laden – An Alternative History (War thriller)

The Writer (Historical short)

The Writer and Other Stories (Short story collection)

9/11 Trilogy (Global number one bestseller, three shorts)

Thriller Box Set (Three full-length thrillers in one handy download)

Blitzkrieg Ireland 2016 (Conspiracy short)

Golem (WW2 short)

The X-Games (Sci-fi short)

Tuesday (War short)

Vampire Story (Horror short)

For children…

Witch Grannies (Supernatural thriller)

Witch Grannies 2 (Supernatural thriller)

Mylie’s Alphabet Adventure – At the Zoo (First reader)

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Update: 05 January 2021: Awesome new title out now!

Gary’s all-new flash fiction collection for 2021, Lockdown Dreams, is now available. Sign up for our newsletter, and you’ll be among the first to know about future releases!

Watch out for Fear of Flying, Gary’s mindblowing, new aviation thriller, coming in 2021.

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Gary J Byrnes

By Gary J Byrnes

Gary J Byrnes is a bestselling thriller writer by night and a tech marketing guy by day. Extensive international experience in software startups, SMEs and multinationals. Find on LinkedIn. Has researched hemp, climate change for over twenty years. Writer, blogger, parent, animal lover. 2022 is about building a new business model to enable mass planting of hemp through easy carbon offsetting at