Free Books 26/06/2013 Fiction & Literature

“A fascinating premise and a lovely book. Highly recommended.” –Chicklittings “A compelling, thoughtful read.” –Choice Magazine By the bestselling author of DON’T LET ME GO and PAY IT FORWARD, SECOND HAND HEART is a devastating and unexpected story of love and loss—of learning to live for the first time, and learning to live all over again. Vida is only 19, but she knows a lot about dying. Her weak heart has kept her on the edge of death her whole life. It hasn’t been much of a life. Thanks to her overprotective mother, Vida’s only friend is Esther, an elderly Holocaust survivor who lives upstairs. Vida’s heart is finally about to give out, unless she can get a donor heart in time. Richard is 36 and blissfully married, until he gets the call that his beloved wife has died in a car accident. His world falls to pieces. When Richard is invited to the hospital to meet the young woman who received his wife’s donor heart, he goes, even though he’s entirely not ready for it. Vida takes one look at Richard and feels she’s known and loved him all her life. Richard is horrified by her reaction and thinks Vida is just a sheltered and confused young woman. As Vida and Richard struggle to define themselves in circumstances neither ever thought they’d face, both begin to wonder if it’s possible that cellular memory, the idea that memories can be stored in individual cells, might actually be real. Could Vida’s heart retain some of the love Richard’s wife felt? Can a heart remember, at least for a time, on its own? “A first-rate read! … Second Hand Heart is a great book about surviving despite the odds” –Leah Graham, Chick Lit Reviews and NewsFiction & Literature

 

 

Maya’s shocked to discover it’s not the heaven she imagined; in fact, a life of adventure begins the moment you die. Zachariah, her faithful spirit guide, explains the rules of the dead: in order to regain complete awareness and reunite with loved ones all souls must review their previous lives. Maya plunges warily into her turbulent pasts as a sociopathic High Priest in ancient Egypt; an independent mother protecting a dangerous secret in glorious Sparta; an Irish boy kidnapped and enslaved by Vikings; and a doctor’s wife forced to make an ethical stand in plague-ridden England. All the while, Maya yearns to be with those she cares about most and worries that she hasn’t learned all of heaven’s most vital lessons. Will she be forced to leave the tranquility of heaven to survive yet another painful and tumultuous life? Or worse, accept the bitter reality of having to go back alone?Fiction & Literature

 

 

“…Mudflat series is a supernatural comic romp full of non-stop action, fantastic characters and a hero you’ll love…” – RT Book Reviews In the first novel of the Mudflat Magic series Claire flees from a Seattle crook to an Otherworld barbarian tyrant. Not a whole lot of improvement there. One threatens with a gun, the other swings a broadsword. This novel won the EPPIE for Best Fantasy of the Year. Category: urban fantasyFiction & Literature

 

 

Book 1. Justin Kairo is a young man in search of his own identity. He cannot find his place in the world until he accepts his own magical powers and embraces his destiny as a warlock. Juliet Paisley, his soul mate and most intimate partner, helps him discover his mission in life. Their deep love for each other leads them to perfect fulfillment. But will unforeseen obstacles threaten their paradise? (Books 2 & 3 available separately.) The Complete Cycle, Books 1-3: THEY HATED HIM AND CALLED HIM TERRIBLE NAMES WHEN HE WAS YOUNG His magical powers, commanding persona and sexual skills bring warlock Justin Kairo to the peak of his craft. He becomes High Priest of his own powerful coven, but his path to these heights is filled with anguish and despair. Heir to a large fortune, shunted aside by his parents and bullied at school, Justin knows he is different but doesn’t understand how or why. He is lonely and isolated until the legendary Merlin, advisor to King Arthur, sends Justin a messenger who helps him accept his true identity as a male witch with unusual skills. To others, Justin is a handsome, successful young man and yet he remains unsure of his own destiny. Driven by forces he can’t entirely comprehend, he is initiated into a coven and devotes himself to studying the secrets of the occult. As Justin’s knowledge deepens, he learns to glimpse the future in the crystal ball given to him by Merlin himself and to interpret the meaning of life through the Tarot. Continuing his studies, his confidence grows. He saves lives with the intense application of his thoughts and rescues the imperiled with the force of his will. Justin and Juliet, lovers and soul mates over hundreds of years, meet again in the 21st Century and have everything they want—each other. But will their paradise be lost when sinister, evil forces threaten their love? Justin fights back with potent spells only he knows. Can his mystical powers save him? Will he live? Or will he die?Fiction & Literature