The Amazon Kindle store and the publishing platform Wattpad offer free urban fiction novels and short stories. In addition to completely free books, Amazon also offers urban fiction that's only free to read after purchasing the Kindle Unlimited service. Urban fiction, or street lit, is a genre of literature that explores city life, difficult socio-economic circumstances and the darker side of city living. It often features explicit sex, profanity and violence.
Amazon offers high-ranking urban fiction like "The Side Chick Who Turned Into a Wife" by Marques Lewis and "Expect the Unexpected" by Tiffany Stevens. These books all have at least a four-star rating and over 100 positive reviews. Many of Amazon's urban fiction books are also available for purchase as paperback or hardcover. Another option is purchasing a Kindle Unlimited membership, which costs $9.99 per month as of 2015. This allows access to even more urban fiction, including "Urban Fiction: Interracial Romance And Urban Fiction Box Set."
Wattpad stories are always free, and Wattpad takes pride in its ability to help connect new readers with amateur and upcoming writers. Popular urban fiction on Wattpad includes "A Dying Breed" by user RoialWriting, a story about twin murderers for hire, and "A Hood Romance" by user loverbay12, the story of the daughter of a drug kingpin and the young man she falls in love with. Wattpad users have ranked each of these stories as a personal favorite over 1,000 times.