Free Books 05/08/2013 Kids & Teens

In Bilbrook Wood, the badger Beatha senses danger from nearby Burridge Farm, where dairy farmer Jake Barker is plotting to destroy her family and all she holds dear. Does she stay and risk it all? Or leave her ancestral home as winter fast approaches? This is Beatha’s story, where the peaceful natural world meets the world of power and greed, and where lives hang in the balance. These are dark and desperate times for Britain’s badgers, accused by the farming community of spreading tuberculosis in cattle. The government have rejected the science and public opposition, and are planning a cull of badger’s this summer. More than ever they need our help. By buying this book, you are supporting them and raising funds for the Badger Trust who work tirelessly to defend and protect these beautiful and innocent creatures.Kids & Teens

 

 

Watch and listen to the free author’s read-along video of the entire story, on YouTube and at the website: johndavidauthor.com “Charming, engaging, and fun. The “Purrennium Trilogy” will have your children giggling with delight at the ‘turn’ of each page.” “. . . it is just the right length for a bedtime story.” Fluffington the cat is very different from every other kitty you have ever heard of, and Book One begins to tell his special story with funny words, pictures, and sounds. It is an easy five-minute bedtime read for your children, and when they are ready, the real fun is having them read it to you. Fluffington’s story continues in Book Two, “The Cat That Was Learning How To Purr.” Book Three, “The Cat That Finally Learned How To Purr?” is available now! “The Cat That Didn’t Know How To Purr” is Book One of The Purrennium Trilogy. (Best viewed in font size 3, contains 17 images, one per page turn. This picture book is 17 ebook pages long, not 3 “printed” ones).)Kids & Teens

 

 

NEO – Network of Extraordinaires and Otherworldlies: Those who answer the call from NEO play their part in maintaining balance in our ever-changing times. With power-hungry malcontents, jealous gods, and even those with misguided good intentions, the fate of our world has oft been held in the hands of unsung heroes such as those that are members of NEO. But before NEO, these heroes and heroines had lives, loves, issues and interests that didn’t involve saving mankind. In Frailties of the Bond, it only takes one bite to change a life… After a hiking trip gone wrong, sixteen-year-old Luca should have been dead. Since then, he’s drifted from one school day to the next, annoyed by the looks of suspicion. When a vampire attack claimed his mother and forced his first shift into animal form, Luca set out for Texas, vengeance bound, only to discover so much more when Aimee crossed his path. Flesh-born of vampire parents sixteen years ago, Aimee shouldn’t exist. Magic, though, made dreams come true for an undead couple desperate for a child all their own. But this magic came with a price, a cost Aimee discovered after one forbidden bite.Kids & Teens

 

 

It was meant to be the perfect crime. When the workers building Lord Khafre’s pyramid plot to steal the treasure buried inside the neighbouring Great Pyramid, the only thing they are afraid of is the curse that protects the tomb. They persuade Senu, whose bond with his otherworldly ka gives him magical powers, to help them. But Red is afraid to talk to the dead, and Senu is fast approaching the age when children cut off their ka-tails… can Senu and his friends outwit the robbers and save their families from the dead lord’s vengeance? “A terrific tale of plots, curses and evil forces set in ancient Egypt.” Sunday Express “This book is fun… an Egyptian fantasy that goes out of its way to be historically correct, without getting bogged down with the pageantry of pharaohs.” British Fantasy Society. “I thought it was WONDERFUL… I couldn’t put it down.” Diana Wynne Jones. “The Great Pyramid Robbery” is one of the Seven Fabulous Wonders series, originally published by HarperCollins and translated into 11 languages worldwide. A mixture of magic, mystery and adventure set against carefully researched historical backgrounds, these books can be enjoyed in any order by confident readers aged 10+. The complete seven book collection is also available as the Seven Fabulous Wonders Omnibus (ebook edition).Kids & Teens

 

 

“It is a realm of silence and darkness where the evil witch Baba Jaga lives and rules in her gingerbread cottage deep in the larch trees. The whole place has been suffocated by the icy breath of winter. They say icicles hang like long bony fingers from the branches of the topmost boughs, poisoning all who dare to walk beneath them.” When three plucky krasnals discover their sister has been captured by an evil witch, they set out on a hazardous journey to the White Forest to rescue her. But if their mission is to succeed they must take a strange salt globe to the queen in Krakow, for without it their quest will fail and the malignant crone will capture them all… From the author of the Dragon of Krakow and the Mermaid of Warsaw, comes an exciting new story inspired by the myths and legends of central Europe and set in the forests and mines of southern Poland. Praise for Richard Monte’s collections of Polish folk tales: The Mermaid of Warsaw “Full of wonder, this is a stunning collection of enchanting folk stories with a timeless and universal appeal. Richard Monte captures the optimistic spirit of Poland in stories which delight on account of their magic and surprise.” Lovereading The Dragon of Krakow “Interesting, well-written, imaginatively illustrated and designed book… there are rich rewards for those who enter the fascinating stories inside.” Ibby LinkKids & Teens

Free Books 29/07/2013 Romance

Lysette could not ignore the intense attraction she felt for Katar, the mountain Prince of Treborel. The very moment their eyes met a sharp grip of excitement and anticipation ran through Lysette’s entire being. Katar felt the same sting of emotion despite the knee Lysette shoved into his groin in an attempt to be free of his iron grasp. Attracted by her beauty and stubborn intellect Katar couldn’t help but pursue her. Yet he knew there was no chance for a future with Lysette. She was a surgeon from the modern world. Katar’s people relied strictly on the ancient art of the Empathic Healing. They had no need for modern medicine. Yet he could not deny his desire for Lysette. His only hope was to find some common ground the two could share. As their romance blooms an assassination attempt on Bantors pregnant Queen Elsebeth sparks a chain of events that lead to continental war. The war escalates as Lysette befriends several of Treborels Empaths, determined to learn more about their mysterious healing techniques. Lysette accompanies the Empaths to a medical unit near the front lines where they are captured by Bantor’s Elite Guard. Lysette’s worse fears are realized as the psychotic Commander Connor, bent on vengeance against Katar tortures and kills Lysette’s transport crew right before her eyes. While in captivity, Lysette struggles to save Queen Elsebeths newborn twins. As Katar races against time to rescue Lysette. She is told he has married another and begins to lose hope. Lysette allows herself to grow closer to the last remaining prisioner, an Empath named Andru. Will Katar reach her before her usefulness as a doctor is no longer needed and her torturous death begins? If Katar is able to save her, will he find she has given her heart to another before she discovers the truth about him?Romance

 

 

Kane is healing on his little slice of heaven in Puffin Cove, Newfoundland. But one look at a beautiful redhead in a quiet pub, and the life he has so carefully rebuilt tilts on its axis. Laura knows there must be something better out there. When she runs away from home she certainly doesn’t expect to fall instantly in love with a small east coast town, and a crusty, sexy Irishman.Romance

 

 

If you love Regencies with humor, wit, and fun, Downton Abbey and Jane Austen you’ll love The Five Kisses! This is the first book in the Sweet Deception Regency series and there’s lots more to come. The question in The Five Kisses is: can the daughter of a professor with a very small estate interest the heir to an Earl in not just love but marriage? When 13 year old Chad stands up to a bully and rescues a kitten, Gillian saves him from a beating. A thank you kiss surprises them both. If she was older than 9, she might have fallen in love with him right there. But then…” The journey from friendship to love in this traditional Regency will warm the heart of any reader.Romance

 

 

Jessica’s Seduction is an erotic romance novella and the first in a hot new series. Jessica’s mundane life as a receptionist takes a dramatic turn when Preston Frost comes to town. A successful travel and fashion photographer, self-assured Preston fills in as company head for his dad’s refrigeration business when his father takes a holiday. With his good looks and excessive charm, Preston immediately makes a play for Jessica. After resisting him adamantly at first, Jessica soon succumbs to his advances, and the desires of her body and her heart. But can she risk falling for this enigmatic playboy?Romance

 

 

Four years after burying his young wife, New York sales executive Christian Crews still can’t move forward with his life. Day after day, treasured memories of his beloved Elyse continue to drift through his spirit like an endless procession of mournful ghosts. Chris wants to leave Manhattan—walk away from his job and the apartment he and Elyse once shared. He dreams of moving to New Hampshire, where he feels he just might have a chance of finding peace. But in his grieving mind, breaking away from those memories would be the same as abandoning Elyse—an unforgivable act of betrayal he could never live with. Then, on the fourth anniversary of Elyse’s death, Chris makes two shocking discoveries, and a part of him begins to believe that she would want him to go on with his life. Two weeks later he makes the move to New Hampshire, and minutes after arriving in the small rural village of Mountain Step, he meets a beautiful local woman with mesmerizing gray eyes and a heart as big as the surrounding mountains. Beginning another emotional relationship may be the last thing on Chris’s mind, but he soon finds himself falling for Gina Elkin, every bit as hard as she’s fallen for him. Could there be a future for them? Will Elyse allow it? After all, she’s still deep within Chris’s heart—a place no one else has ever been.Romance

 

 

A Devil’s Bargain… Anna Whitman has yearned for freedom and independence her whole life but she’s forced to accept a marriage of convenience so she can live with her son. Sheikh Zahir Al-Zaman is a ruthless desert warrior who believes the only way he can control his obsession with Anna is to possess her. And he’ll do almost anything—even kidnap her son—to have her. But Zahir will not force her into his bed. He has his strategies for seduction—strategies Anna finds increasingly hard to resist. But she won’t have a relationship based on lies. And how can she reveal her secrets when they will shatter the beliefs he holds most dear?Romance

 

 

Free Books 21/07/2013 Romance


After being hounded by her estranged father just as her boutique shoe business is taking off, Atlanta’s Angelita Barros heads for the mountains of North Carolina where she couldn’t be a bigger fish out of water. The cabin she rents is perfect, but one look at the owner’s son and Angelita’s in lust big time. She finds resisting the charming Jesse Bloodworth as difficult as maneuvering small town life in her custom made stilettos. Jesse has spent years rebuilding his relationship with his teenaged son and ex-wife after running out on them eleven years ago. But his dad’s not so quick to forgive and forget. The water under the bridge becomes mighty choppy when beautiful Angelita walks into their lives. Jesse’s ex, Kerri Ann, is a far cry from where she thought she’d be in life. Even before she got pregnant with Ty, things between her and Jesse had faltered, and there was only one person to blame: Bryce Jenson. Kerri Ann never expected her long-ago crush to settle back into Sequoyah Falls to practice law. Hell, no one did. Bryce had his reasons for returning home and Kerri Ann was at the very top. They seem destined to remain just friends, until Angelita comes to town and stirs everything up. As Angelita and Jesse embark on a relationship, her father’s demands become threats and she’s forced back to Atlanta. Jesse’s attempt to save her uncovers more of her past than he bargained for. Will Angelita’s prince charming come to her rescue or does Jesse’s love come with Shoe Strings attached?Romance

 

 

Everyone should have at least one wild fling on their resumé. Mia volunteers to dogsit for two weeks, giving her a chance to figure out the next step in her life, and career. She discovers it’s not easy chasing after a puppy with a shoe fetish, but there’s a reward for all her troubles: the hunky guy next door. Luke is a workaholic forced to take two weeks’ vacation, and at first he’s sure the downtime might kill him. But then he gets to know his temporary neighbor. She’s sexy and fun, and all of a sudden, two weeks isn’t nearly enough time.Romance

 

 

Two men. One woman. Half-a-million dollars. Keegan and Erik want one night with the beautiful Julianne, but both men have scars, physical and emotionally. Neither can believe Julianne will agree to take their money to spend one night with them. But they can hope… Julianne has a mountain of debt and five-hundred-thousand dollars would go a long way toward clearing it and setting her up in a new life. All she has to do is sleep with a stranger. Make that two…Romance

 

 

Fans of Sophie Kinsella’s I’VE GOT YOUR NUMBER and Emily Giffin’s SOMETHING BORROWED will enjoy this contemporary romantic comedy (book 1 in the Talisman Turner series): Talisman Turner has just been dumped. It’s not her. It’s not the guy. It’s the Red Sox. Tali’s ex-boyfriend believes that sacrificing their relationship will reverse the curse plaguing his beloved baseball team. Tali’s determined to reverse a curse too–the one haunting her sorry love life. And she’s betting on the psychological theories on love and attraction, which she studied in college, to do it. But falling in love is not a science. Has Tali taken on more than she can handle? Or will she triumph? Book 1: THE TRIUMPHS AND TRAVAILS OF TALISMAN TURNER (approx. 90,000 words) Book 2: TALISMAN TURNER MINDS THE GAP (approx. 95,000 words)Romance

 

 

Seventeen-year-old Taylor Gressman sneaks away on Christmas Eve, hoping to find the angel who saved her life a few weeks earlier. Instead, she takes an unexpected trip back in time, and finds herself in the midst of a murderous street gang. Now it’s up to Taylor to ensure that she and a newfound friend don’t become the gang’s next victims, and in the process, learn that giving is the best gift of all.Romance

 

 

If you love Regencies with humor, wit, and fun, Downton Abbey and Jane Austen you’ll love The Five Kisses! This is the first book in the Sweet Deception Regency series and there’s lots more to come. The question in The Five Kisses is: can the daughter of a professor with a very small estate interest the heir to an Earl in not just love but marriage? When 13 year old Chad stands up to a bully and rescues a kitten, Gillian saves him from a beating. A thank you kiss surprises them both. If she was older than 9, she might have fallen in love with him right there. But then…” The journey from friendship to love in this traditional Regency will warm the heart of any reader.Romance

 

 

The stress of opening her own specialty bakery has kept Brooke tied up in knots, just not the kind she would prefer. When she spies the hunk of a Dom across the crowded bar, she’s intrigued, but his wristband indicates he’s off limits. That doesn’t stop her from doing the most daring thing she’s ever done to snag a man’s attention, but when things escalate beyond even her wildest imaginings, she can’t get out of there fast enough. His contract with the Mustangs is set to expire at the end of the season, and third baseman, Todd Stevens is holding out for a longer, more lucrative deal as a free agent. Convinced more money and a new city will cure what ails him, he isn’t looking for a long-term relationship, much less a one-time hookup with a sub who doesn’t know her place. Unfortunately, the little minx eyeing him from across the room might just be the one to make him change his mind.Romance

 

 

Christmas recipe for love—combine a matchmaking Santa, lots of mistletoe, one iron-clad rule, fated hearts; mix and stir. The Riley siblings don’t stand a chance. Mistletoe Mischief Christmas in July at the zoo is the last place single parents Eric Riley and Marissa Wilder expect to find love. Thanks to some mistletoe mischief in the form of their two young daughters and Santa, they discover mistletoe rules were not made to be broken.Romance

 

 

Kane is healing on his little slice of heaven in Puffin Cove, Newfoundland. But one look at a beautiful redhead in a quiet pub, and the life he has so carefully rebuilt tilts on its axis. Laura knows there must be something better out there. When she runs away from home she certainly doesn’t expect to fall instantly in love with a small east coast town, and a crusty, sexy Irishman.Romance

 

 

I noticed him through a window during the job interview. The way my mind raced and my heart fluttered, it was obvious how much I wanted him. It was by sheer luck that I managed to land the job, because I certainly wasn’t in any condition to respond sensibly to the questions that came my way. But it’s not easy talking to someone, who seemingly wants to be nowhere near where they are. To someone who would rather disappear every lunch hour than spend it getting to know their new trainee. John was exactly my type, even if that’s hard to believe. I don’t go for the stereotypical Calvin Klein underwear model type, you see. I may be petite, but I like my men with a bit – OK, a lot – of meat on them. It may have been just another day at the office for the rest of our colleagues, but for me, it was the start of hopefully something amazing. A love story that could leave me broken, but preferably one that might make John and me into one of those smug, in love couples which everyone just hates to be around.Romance

Free Books 17/07/2013 Fiction & Literature

Sugar Crash By: Elena Aitken Sugar Crash By: Elena Aitken 1 2 3 4 5 Rate this book! ( 102 customer ratings) Average rating includes Ink Blot Communications, April 2012 #3861 in Fiction – Young Adult #12 in Health & Well Being > Medical > Ailments & Diseases > Diseases #76 in Family & Relationships > Family RelationshipsFamily Relationships Synopsis Darci Thompson has spent the last six years since her husband’s death trying to hold everything together. A busy single mom, she’s managed to raise 12-year-old Taylor while holding down a good job all on her own. She doesn’t need or want any help because that would mean letting someone close enough that she could get hurt again. No, it’s safer to be alone. But when Taylor ends up in the hospital, her diagnosis of Type I Diabetes sends their carefully constructed life into a tailspin. For the sake of her daughter, Darci must face a whole new set of circumstances and push past her self imposed walls to prove that Diabetes won’t define them. With the help of new friends and Cam, a man who believes in her, Darci finds the strength to challenge the stereotypes and make a difference for her daughter. But letting Cam get close also means being vulnerable. Is Darci willing to face her own demons and take that risk once again? A story about the strength of one woman and the power of her relationship with her daughter as they overcome life’s obstacles.Fiction & Literature

 

 

You read Orwell’s 1984. Now read The United States of Air. The National Sewer Agency is spying on people’s toilets, looking for food terrorists… Food Enforcement Agent Jason Frolick believes in America. He believes in eating air. He struggles to get the food monkey off his back. As part of the Global War on Fat, his job is to put food terrorists in Fat Camp. When a pizza dealer gets whacked in the park across the street from the Thin House, the Prophet Jones himself asks Frolick to investigate. For the first time ever, Frolick solves a murder—but what he finds out shakes his faith. Will he ever be able to eat air again?Fiction & Literature

 

 

When high-powered attorney Helen Thompson discovers that her fifteen-year old daughter has been sexually assaulted, she takes drastic measures. Finding herself in trouble, Helen must relinquish control and put her faith in a process she knows to be flawed. As a team of lawyers, therapists and women from a safe house help Helen and Phoebe find hope and healing, a sociopath lurks, waiting for his moment to strike. A lyrical, dark fairytale that will resonate with fans of women’s literature and psychological thrillers, RIPPLE delves into the nature of evil, without seeking to provide final answers to the issue of what makes a human commit evil acts. And while the author takes readers to scary places, she ultimately shines a light on the human condition and celebrates the triumph of the human spirit in the face of great tribulation.Fiction & Literature

 

 

Emily Keane has her life all planned out. She’s played by the rules and never stepped outside her box, and now she will finally be rewarded with everything she always dreamed of: a job promotion, a fiance, and a future she can count on. But when her perfectly planned world falls apart, Emily is plunged into the wildest year of her life. From the beaches of California to Jamaica, New York, and Europe, Emily finds herself on a madcap race against time, running from an unscrupulous organ broker who wants her dead, all the while checking items off her unusual bucket list. On top of it all, she’s falling in love with the most unlikely person, a man who can never return her feelings . . . but will his friendship be enough? Confronting one hilarious misadventure after another, Emily finally learns who she really is and how to seize the day . . . Note: Carpe DiEmily is a raunchy, fearless comedy in the same vein as the movie Bridesmaids, to which it has been favorably compared. Both female and male readers will enjoy this zany comedic adventure.Fiction & Literature

Free Books 15/07/2013 Sci Fi & Fantasy


Seven blue wards have imprisoned the Black Lord in the Underworld for aeons. Now he has stolen a human child and made him a mortal god. After eighteen years of torturous training, Bane sets forth to break the wards with aid of a dark army. The Demon Lord will release Arkonen and destroy the Overworld unless an innocent young girl can turn him from his savage path…Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

When Queen Tassin is forced to flee her kingdom on the backwater planet of Omega V, she has no idea that the strange warrior who helps her is a cyborg; the deadliest hi-tech killing machine ever created. Her world has forgotten the technology that almost destroyed it, but then a freak accident damages the micro-supercomputer that controls Sabre, and he is free to take charge of his destiny…Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

Alien hunters invade a dying Earth in search of a saviour, and an ancient prophecy predicts a golden child who will save a galactic empire. A mysterious black ship is Rayne’s guide and a masked outlaw known as the Shrike her guardian. Others want to slay her and prevent the prophecy from coming true. In the midst of two great empires’ strife, the Shrike holds the power to save or destroy her.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

Mujar do not use their powers for good or evil, they simply exist, immortal and apparently purposeless. The mounted warriors are known as the Black Riders, but no one knows where they come from or why they seem bent on exterminating every man, woman and child. Talsy uses her father’s knowledge to trap the Mujar with gold, which has an odd effect on them. Her father intends to throw him in a Pit, from which he will be unable to escape. Talsy does not believe the Mujar deserves such a fate, so she frees him and begs him to take her with him on his journey. He agrees, and they set off across Shamarese, continuing his quest to find an old hermit’s lost son. There is far more at stake than Talsy realises, however, and she has innocently stumbled upon the last free Mujar, who has the power to decide the fate of her race…Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

A doomed kingdom, a young queen’s sacrifice and a killer who will bring an empire to its knees… In a world where men share kindred with beasts, an ageless seer predicts a child who will end the Endless War. One man is the instrument who will change fate. He will usher in a time of strife and pain that will live in legend, and forever bear his name… the time of the Queen’s Blade.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

Sora Fallcrest was born into nobility. She has it all: money, maids, a fancy estate. But she never expected to be kidnapped. Dumped into a world of magical races, arcane jewelry and forgotten lore, she finds herself at the mercy of a dangerous assassin, haunted by an even darker past. She yearns for freedom, but he won’t let her go — not when her Cat’s Eye necklace is the only thing that can save his life. But the necklace itself presents a problem. It is an ancient device from the long forgotten War of the Races, and its magic has the ability to steal souls. Can Sora learn to wield its power — or will the power wield her? (Winner of the SKOW 2006 Best Fantasy Award)Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

Satina is a goodmother who uses her magic to grant wishes. Marten is a Skinner, a magical trickster who challenges everything she thinks she knows about their kind.When a magic-hungry gang moves into town, Satina and Marten must become unlikely allies. It will take all the power they can summon to keep Westwood’s secrets from falling into the wrong hands, to keep one wide-eyed girl from following the wrong man, and to keep Satina herself from falling in love with the only person in the world who knows how much of a fraud she really is.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

The Kinshield Legacy (book 1) A mysterious stone tablet with five magical gems has sat abandoned in a cave for two hundred years. The kingdom is in ruins, with only warrant knights to keep the peace. But then, the gems in the tablet, one by one, disappear. Warrant knight Gavin Kinshield is a man of many secrets. He’s the one deciphering the runes in the tablet. Unless he can find a suitable replacement, he’ll be Thendylath’s next king. All he really wants is the letter written by his ancestor Ronor Kinshield, champion to King Arek, confessing the truth of how the king perished… a letter he must earn by tracking down a common thief. But when Gavin saves a woman’s life, what should have been a simple task draws him face-to-face with his nightmarish past… and the truth of King Arek’s demise.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

St. Matthews, Arizona The infection starts with Frank, one of the locals at the town bar. In just a few hours, it has consumed the entire town. Dan Lowery, one of only four police officers in St. Matthews, soon realizes he is no match for the impending destruction. Violence and bloodshed litter the streets, and the infected roam freely. No one is safe here–not even his family. Somewhere, someone knows what is happening, and about the horrors to come…but is it too late? SERIES PREQUEL. 92 PAGES. FULL SERIES BOOKS 1, 2, & 3 AVAILABLE NOW!Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

Heavens Gate a story about a woman on a deserted road where she encounters a man who sends her to hell. Is it real or all in her mind? Is he the devil and she an angel, or are they just people? Writer’s Magic is a story about two writing witches. Sisters seeking the man they want, but the men might not be who they took them for. Will they get what they are after, or will they fall prey to forces bigger than the writing magic they possess?Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

The old gods are returning, or have they always been here? Odin wakes to the call of a dying warrior, crying out to be taken to Valhalla. Roused from his centuries of slumber, he wanders the Earth until he finds gods old and new. Do they have the answers he seeks? How does an ancient god of war find his place in the modern world? A musing on the nature of religion and spirituality. We may no longer need a patriarch, but do we need to rediscover our divinities? James L. Wilber is a writer, game designer, and ceremonial magician. Find out about more of his works at jameslwilber.com. My Babylon, his serial novel about the occult and dark desire is coming to Kobo July 30th.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

The fortunes of William Kidd, former secret servant to King Henry VIII, continue to worsen. His latest mission goes gravely wrong and he is left with badly crippled hands. Furthermore, he is blamed for destroying property of the Pope. The Church demands he make amends or be marked for death. The price of absolution is the recovery of a mythical artefact – The Tears of Christ. However, every country has agents seeking this ancient prize, as The Tears hold a secret that will change the balance of power in Europe forever. Unlocking the mystery of The Tears becomes a perilous race against time where there can be only one victor.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

 

The Phelestra Contract – a novelette. Frankie is a shady but likeable “Fixer” who accepts highly dangerous contracts. In the Phelestra Contract he is hired undercover by the Phelestran government to prevent a dangerous criminal from destroying the planet’s dubious economy. When Frankie arrives on Phelestra he gets a few surprises, but he has a few up his sleeve himself!Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

Hearts will ache and heads will roll… Stealing damning evidence from a certain covert ops section of Space Corps makes Jasmine a target. So what does she do? What any good undercover investigative journalist would do, she runs. Hops the first civilian transport ship out of there, of course the bad guys still find her. Luckily for her the dark and brooding half-human man she shares a bunk with, is a deft hand with a sword. Unluckily for him, helping her could be hazardous to his life!Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

“And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat.” – Leviticus 26:29 When two cannibalistic, gravely wounded men stagger into the town of Gehenna, all Hell breaks loose. Infamous outlaw Mad Dog McCall, stuck in the city jail, must fight for his life to escape. The lonly, intelligent, and snarky Karen must make horrific sacrifices to survive the night against the growing army of the dead. Together they set upon a journey of biblical proportions, fighting against the living and the infected, hoping against hope to find a safe haven in the middle of Hell. The Old West can’t fathom the zombie hoard that is about to consume it.Sci Fi & Fantasy

Free Books 15/07/2013 Mystery & Suspense

Vivian Bowles has never been the same since losing her daughter to a hit-and-run accident. Her marriage died, her business crumbled, and she tumbled into a deep well of sorrow and despair. She sustained herself by channeling her grief into a singular mission: finding and punishing the person responsible for her daughter’s death. Her quest for answers has taken her from Cape Coral to Denver, where she plans to teach Sheldon and Terri James a hard lesson in personal loss. Things are about to get very cold in Colorado… Frozen, a 20,000-word novella, is a gripping examination of endurance and obsession in the face of harrowing personal tragedy.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

…exciting, highly paid position for person with specialized training… Recently unemployed after quitting a boring office job, Alexis Stanton finds a mysterious ad in the help wanted section that might prove to be the answer to her desire for excitement and adventure. After an intense application process, including actually fighting with her competition, she gets the job of her dreams. But is it going to kill her?Mystery & Suspense

 

 

Serena Wilcox and her family have destroyed their old home and faked their deaths to go off the grid under new identities, after obtaining insider information about a threat to the United States. The threat results in a geographically divided America, with two governing presidents: John Williams and Japanese-American Ann Kinji. Conspiracy, greed and a lust for power are at the root of this plot-twisting thriller about corrupt American government; when the future of the nation depends on former private detective Serena Wilcox and her unlikely crew. Revolting and oddball characters, quirky humor, shocking dialog and events: “Spellbinding!” Book #1 in the Dystopian Thriller Trilogy [The Serena Wilcox Mysteries] is inspirational, humorous, and clean (no graphic violence or language). The series is cross-genre: hard-boiled mystery, suspense, futuristic, speculative fiction, political and religious thriller genre.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

Finalist for the 2012 Creative Loafing Short Fiction Contest, “Editor’s Choice” and “Reader’s Choice” awards. “As I read this story the voices in my head were interchanging between Humphrey Bogart (Casablanca), Clint Eastwood (Dirty Harry), Elliot Ness (The Untouchables) & Dick Tracy (As Himself). This is a great little read, PI Frank Geddy has a new fan.” Detective Frank “Giddy” Geddy usually gets his man, and sometimes the girl, too. This isn’t one of those times. Ybor City is where the cool people of Tampa go to cut loose and have fun. Getting in to the party is never the problem. Getting out of it sometimes is. In Ybor, you never know what or who you will run into. Between the seedy clubs and bars, in shady back alleys, and at the cigar and tattoo shops–something is for sale on every corner, and there is always trouble within stumbling distance. Where you end up is never where you started . . . “Ybor Noir” is John David’s first release from his new line of short detective fiction, brought to you by “Noir De Jure.” Find out more about the Noir series at the author’s website, johndavidauthor.com. Be sure to read the next Frank Geddy story, “Bayshore Noir.” “Ybor Noir” is about 3000 words, approximately 14 ebook pages at font size 2. It is the perfect break or lunchtime read.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

Jack Barnett has had it with the private eye business. They took his license away in LA, and fearing criminal prosecution, he split town in the middle of the night for Las Vegas, where anyone can become anonymous. He swears off the business, but his money runs low and when a man offers him $5000 to find his missing daughter, he agrees. He soon wishes he hadn’t when the haunting memory of a woman from his past gets in the way. TEMPTATION TOWN is a hardboiled novelette, the first of the Jack Barnett / Las Vegas Series from Mike Dennis. Set in the steaming underbelly of Las Vegas, these tales of a reluctant ex-private investigator drag the reader down the darkest streets of Sin City, USA. The book also comes with an exclusive preview of the second Jack Barnett installment, a novelette called HARD CASH. The third entry in the series, a full novel called THE DOWNTOWN DEAL, is currently available.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

Key West, 1991. Don Roy Doyle is back in town. Tough and quick-witted, he’s fresh out of prison, where he served three years for a diamond swindle. Now he’s back to collect his share of the proceeds, but the money has vanished. A local family dynasty which has controlled the island’s politics for generations, a cop with a grudge, the FBI, and the Russian mob all have a stake in the action. They’re convinced Cuba is on the verge of “opening up”, and they all want Doyle gone. In this tightly-knit town, who can be trusted? And how long can Doyle stay alive? SETUP ON FRONT STREET is the first in Mike Dennis’ Key West Nocturnes series, novels which take you inside the world of Key West noir, a world tucked way back in the shadows, where the tourists never go. The book comes with a preview of the second book in the series, THE GHOSTS OF HAVANA, also available on Kobo.Mystery & Suspense

Free Books 08/07/2013 Sci Fi & Fantasy

This is a story about the early years of the post apocalyptic hero Wanderer and tells of his search for his missing wife. He has not yet found his battlesuit and his foes in this tale are his fellow humans, the ones, like him, who have survived the end of days.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

The year is 2001; exactly fifty years after the first space rocket was launched to explore Mars. It was a time of wonder and advancement for Earth. Intelligent life was discovered among the majestic ancient cities of Mars and Venus. Earth, Venus and Mars later formed the Solar Federation; a planetary alliance functioning as a union for open-trade, justice and immigration. In this union the Solar Defense Force was born. A team of five elite Solar Defense Force Rangers search Mars for the mysterious time traveling orbs. The team of outsiders race against time to find the orbs before a shadowy group of outlaws obtains them and uses them to their own evil ends. The Ranger’s mysterious past is revealed and they must ultimately confront their own true selves or risk jeopardizing the mission and their own lives.Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

Never get between a man’s wheelchair and his sons. “Holy s#!% I hope I just sat in chocolate pudding.” “In the dust zone every man lives with a shotgun under his mattress and a bullet in his brain.” WARNING: Reading this digital short has been known to cause ridiculous bouts of heroism much to the frustration of significant others. And it should also be noted that 7 out of 10 leading sciencticions think it only a matter of time before society is overrun by zombies. Product Description Life in the post-apocalyptic dust zone of the Texas Panhandle can be brittle at best. Georgy Founder has already lost his wife, his daughter and his legs. But he still has three sons. With ingenuity and cunning the Founders have learned the secrets to surviving their threatening environs. But fear has governed them for too long. Survival is no longer enough. As neurotoxin-ravaged twitchers rally for control over the region, Georgy is forced to reconcile his past in order to provide his sons a future worth living. “If all my life’s worth of reading was just to find this story, it would so totally be worth it.” Note from the Editor The Truth in History Society (THS), commonly known as lost file conspiracists, have beat their drum for nearly a dozen years. I, like most, ignored them. Unlike most, I was kidnapped. While initially ticked off by this, not getting exploded (another story altogether) ultimately balanced the scales. Since then I have rigorously set about curating and editing all known Lost DMB Files while maintaining as scientific of an approach to these pulpy stories as possible. Now I count myself among the zealous believers in their authenticity, not simply as pulp fiction, but as journalistic tales preserving historic fact. My promise to the reader is to seek out these Lost DMB files and present them to you unabridged and unaltered from their original intent for as long as I am able. I also vow to do my best to allow you to draw your own conclusions as to their historical value and contemporary commentary. (I’ll refrain from my preachy tendencies as best I can!) Finally, be forewarned. Becoming lost in these “lost files” and the world they reconstruct is difficult to resist. May what once was lost be found. Professor Jim “Buck” Buckner All Currently Known Lost DMB Files (including assumed gaps) Reefer Ranger (#9) Del Rio Con Amor (#14) Fistful of Reefer (#17) The Austin Job (#18) Hell’s Womb (#22) Get Doc Quick (#24) McCutchen’s Bones (#25) Twitch and Die! (#26) Paraplegic Zombie Slayer (#35) Fourth Horseman (#43)Sci Fi & Fantasy

 

 

This is the story of the end of the world – as told by a teenager. “So as near as I could tell the end of the world began roughly about the time that Billy Carver’s butt rang – about halfway through the War of 1812.” Sixteen year old Briar Gamble is having a bad day. It started with the cell phones singing for Santa Claus. Then came the tanks and the storm troopers. The Black Masks, in their black fish bowl sunglasses. And then along came Captain Albino. The shooting started shortly after that. Like I said – Briar Gamble is having a REALLY bad day. And it’s about to get a whole lot worse.Sci Fi & Fantasy

Free Books 01/07/2013 Romance

Sara Adams only wants a Spring Break with surf, sun, friends and fun, but she finds more than she expects. After falling overboard from her tour boat during a squall, she wakes up on a deserted island in the Bermuda Triangle. However, the island isn’t as deserted as she first thinks. A handsome stranger brings her food that couldn’t possibly grow there; but he always disappears at night and when it rains. Something tells her he isn’t what he appears, but ancient forces and her fear of the ocean stand in the way of satisfying her heart.Romance

 

 

Though the name of her celebration and wedding cake business is up in lights, Bronte Ludlow doesn’t care for the trappings of success. All that matters to her is her company, her independence and her heritage,The Dower House. Home to her ancestors since the seventeenth century, no way will she part with it to ‘a man with too much money and no soul’. Nico Ferranti’s only passions are money and power… He’s a man who stopped believing in romance long ago and Bronte’s a romantic, yet the attraction sparking between them like fireworks over the Piazza del Popolo stuns Nico. When Bronte’s brother is badly hurt in a car accident in Rome, Nico whisks Bronte to the Eternal City. He wants her and he wants The Dower House and Nico Ferranti always gets what he wants. But Bronte’s heart has already been broken by one ruthless charmer and although tempted she isn’t about to give up either her heart or her home to the charismatic Italian without a fight!Romance

Free Books 01/07/2013 Fiction & 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

 

 

Our hero had it all: A great job, a beautiful wife, and even a nice car. As he approached middle age, all the comforts of a fantastic life were within reach. Then the zombies came, destroyed the world, and it all disappeared in a flash. Now he walks in a shattered world filled with hungry undead, dead towns, and desperate survivors. He is low on supplies, running out of time, and with slim hope of long term survival. One day, he meets a starving former college co-ed going the other way. This is their story.Fiction & Literature

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