New free Fantasy Kindle books for 2018-02-21:

The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls
by Emilie Autumn
$0.00, 394 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (376 reviews), #1 in > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > Fantasy
In this gothic bestseller, two young women, living centuries apart, both accused of madness, communicate across time to fight a common enemy...their doctors.

Emilie Autumn's underground gothic phenomenon is born again in this completely re-imagined immersive eBook version that includes the as-yet-unsolved "armchair treasure hunt," The Quest for the Spoon of the Royals. With new characters, new chapters, new secrets, and new songs, the Asylum is back, and is admitting readers all over the world.

This beautifully designed eBook contains dozens of immersive elements including puzzle-filled illustrations, hidden links to new music, additional writings and character backgrounds, atmospheric audio tracks to read along with, secret ways to get in contact with the Asylum's characters yourself, and, if you're clever enough to find the key, exclusive access to never-before-heard songs from the upcoming The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls: The Musical.


Far from being second best to a print version, Emilie has packed this eBook with mysteries a printed book could never contain.

ABOUT THE STORY:

"It was the dog who found me."

Such is the stark confession launching the harrowing scene that begins The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls as Emilie, a young musician on the verge of a bright career, attempts suicide by overdosing on the antipsychotics prescribed to treat her bipolar disorder. Upon being discovered, Emilie is revived and immediately incarcerated in a maximum-security psych ward, despite her protestations that she is not crazy, and can provide valid reasons for her actions if someone would only listen.

Treated as a criminal, heavily medicated, and stripped of all freedoms, Emilie is denied communication with the outside world, and falls prey to the unwelcome attentions of Dr. Sharp, head of the hospital's psychiatry department. As Dr. Sharp grows more predatory by the day, Emilie begins a secret diary to document her terrifying experience, and to maintain her sanity in this environment that could surely drive anyone mad. But when Emilie opens her notebook to find a desperate letter from a young woman imprisoned within an insane asylum in Victorian England, and, stranger still, bearing her own name and description, a portal to another world is blasted wide open.

As these letters from the past continue to appear, Emilie escapes further into this mysterious alternate reality where sisterhoods are formed, romance between female inmates blossoms, striped wallpaper writhes with ghosts, and highly intellectual rats speak the Queen's English.

But is it real? Or is Emilie truly as mad as she is constantly told she is?

The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls blurs harsh reality and magical historical fantasy whilst issuing a scathing critique of society's treatment of women and the mental health care industry's treatment of its patients, showing in the process that little has changed throughout the ages.

Welcome to the Asylum. Are you committed?


Please visit the Emilie Autumn author page to find blank journals, coloring books, yearly planners, music manuscript composition books, short stories, novels, and more!


Key to the Journey: A Magical Adventure (The Chronicles of Hawthorn Book 2)
by Rue
$0.00, 208 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (12 reviews), #1 in > Teen & Young Adult > Social Issues > Self Esteem

Maybe the gift Flynn hoped for is a curse after all . . .

Young Flynn Hawthorn anxiously awaits the return of the initiates to Moa Bend. Normally she doesn’t look forward to her training sessions, but she’ll do anything to end her endless afternoons trapped in Mistress Tamsin’s Herb Hut.

Without warning, Flynn's world turns upside down. Her best friend disappears in Dreamwood Forest. Her mother, the High Priestess, finally tells Flynn the truth about her father--a truth that comes with more questions than answers. And somehow, the falcon she chose to train is triggering strange episodes of time-warped astral travel!

Flynn embarks on a journey to uncover long-awaited answers. Will she find a way to save her people from the growing threat in Southeil, or will she unwittingly put herself directly into the hands of the Shadow Witch?

Buy “Key to the Journey” to join the adventure today!




Interview with the Author



Q - So, what makes The Chronicles of Hawthorn series special?

A - It's actually a mix of things. When I chose to write these books, I wanted to create a diverse story that reminded me of the kind of fantasy, magic, and advenure books I like to read. My top picks are usually epic fantasy novels, any of the witch and wizard best sellers, and, of course, books featuring magic, spells, and potions with a dash of humor. Basically, anything with a fantasy genre flavor and a fast-paced style gets my click.

The Chronicles of Hawthorn books are a great mix of these genres. You'll find the series focuses on the magic and adventure / young adult fantasy genre overall, with a pinch of historical fiction thrown in for good measure, and an adventurous take on magic and friendships to keep things interesting!

Overall, The Chronicles of Hawthorn series is designed with short, punchy chapters to keep you turning the pages - and I've made sure you’ll want to know what happens next.

Q - What order should I read the books in?

A - If you want to read them in order and follow the Flynn’s story as it builds, I'd suggest the following sequence:

- The Courage of Kahu (Series Prequel, novella)


- An Average Curse (Book 1)


- Key to the Journey (Book 2)


- The Shadow Calls (Book 3)


- Taken by the Shadow (Book 4)


- The Prisoner of Light (Book 5)


- Secrets of Kabara (Book 6, February 2018)


- Daughter of Shadow (Book 7, May 2018)



Q - So, why should readers give these books a try?

A - Because The Chronicles of Hawthorn series is a historical fantasy series that features adventure, female characters and nature based magic! Book one hit the top 100 bestsellers list on Kindle for Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Wizards & Witches, and Taken by the Shadow was nominated for Cover of the Month on All Authors.


At the end of the day, readers who enjoy historical fantasy with a plot that features two best friends and a rich cast of supporting characters will get a fantastic adventure out of this series.

Q - Can readers get the whole series in one bundle?

A - Of course. I put together a bundle for readers who would like to read the entire series and save a little cash, too. Check out my author page here at Amazon for more details, and a full list of my available titles.

And thank you for reading!

The Chronicles of Hawthorn Series eBook Categories:


- Witches and Wizards


- Teen and Young Adult


- Science Fiction and Fantasy Series


- Teen and Young Adult Novels


- Historical Fantasy Series


- YA Fantasy Books


- YA Witches Series



The Dark Messenger (Vampire Uprise Book 1)
by Milo Spires
$0.00, 440 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (11 reviews), #3 in > Children's eBooks > Science Fiction, Fantasy & Scary Stories > Science Fiction > Time Travel
Synopsis ----- The Dark Messenger (Re-write including over 200 pages to Vampire Uprising)

A vindictive time traveler is torn up by Adina’s untimely passing and is hell bent on making those responsible, pay for her death.

He adapts his mind, allowing evil thoughts to swarm their way through with devastating results.

Now with anger deeply metastasizing into a furious rage, he sets werewolves against the perpetrators, only the results fail to placate his bitter feelings as still the slimy vampire leader Rex, manages to escape a vicious death.

Unaware ignominious punishments are searching out his existence, Rex guided by greed alone, busies himself with his own agendas involving a silver sword myth and retribution against a vampire enemy in Scotland.

Meanwhile Jenny from a place called Devil’s Dyke in the UK , and the illegitimate daughter of a priest, finds herself dragged unwillingly into this evil story. Only by divinity, an ether of holiness, her almost doomed path of pain finds sanctity with the unexpected.

All the while bitter harbored feelings in house, like a disease of great magnitude, threaten The White Coven and its existence.

With rivalry climbing up through the ranks, and Satan’s wrath looming, Longinus finds himself almost sucked into the misty swamp by a plethora of undead hands.

Desperately seeking peace, but dragged along in The Dark Messengers shadow, Longinus who is looking for a brighter future free from the bureaucracy of evil, hopes his unlikely escape will narrowly miss the deathly rays of the murderously oppressive sun.

This book is rammed full of deep twists, torturous gore, love, and deceit.

Dare you immerse yourself?

‘The Dark Messenger'


Marked by Dragon's Blood (Return of the Dragonborn Book 1)
by N.M. Howell
$0.00, 288 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (197 reviews), #1 in > Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction > School & Education
Descended from dragons. Condemned to death. Driven underground.
Andie Rogers is no stranger to secrecy. After watching her dragonborn mother get taken away at a young age, she has had to learn to use her sorcery inherited from her father to disguise all trace of her own dragon’s blood magic. Now, no longer a child, Andie must attend the University, center of all magic and government in Arvall City, to learn to wield her magic and become a fully-fledged sorcerer.

But Andie has another goal in mind.

Dreams of her tormented ancestors calling out to her have haunted her since she was a child, and Andie knows she must answer their call and discover the truth. But she must do so in the magical capital in the world, surrounded by powerful sorcerers determined to uphold the lie at all cost. If they discover that she carries the blood of the dragonborn, death with be swift and her people will never get a chance at redemption.

Will Andie risk everything to shatter the lies that the world has been fed for so many years? Will she set her people free?


Don't miss the exciting new young adult epic fantasy series readers are calling a "fun mix of Harry Potter and Eragon."


Return of the Dragonborn Trilogy:
Marked by Dragon's Blood
Fueled by Dragon's Fire
Called by Dragon's Song


The Guardians
by Sue Harmeling
$0.00, 122 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (16 reviews), #83 in > Children's eBooks > Science Fiction, Fantasy & Scary Stories > Fantasy & Magic > Sword & Sorcery
"So it is written, the Fallen shall come down from heaven and linger over the earth and the depths of hell. They live lives of grandeur, and choose to bed with many. Their offspring that they bear will call themselves the Guardians. 

They will be known as having ultimate power from every land, their presence passed on from generation to generation, until it is like they are a phantom. They will begin to fall under the fallen. One by one they will fall and there will not be a next in kin to replace them...for their graves will be dug deep. There will be no hope, the world will tremble and crumble under the feet of the Fallen..." 

Andrina Chalfon has been running from her fate ever since she was born. Being a Guardian is hard work, especially with what the prophecy has revealed about their kind. With the world beginning to fall underneath the Fallen, their job has become increasingly more difficult. Follow Andrina as she battles through the supernatural world, battling her way to save those she loves, and most importantly to save the world from utter destruction.


A Shift Toward Prey (Chronicles of the Fringe Book 1)
by Natalie Allison, Meagan Nicole
$0.00, 426 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #63 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Epic
There’s a war brewing in the shadowed lands of the Fringe, a conflict that will match Shifter claws against Vampire fangs for the first time in two centuries. And it seems as if those with the power to stop it are only making things worse.

For too long, Chiari Jhahn has been forced to watch her elder sister’s savage regime destroy the very heart of the Shifter Realm. And now it seems as if her sister, Huntress Reyhani, is hell-bent on starting a war with their long-time enemies, the Vampires of the Everdark. After a disastrous confrontation leaves a prominent leader dead and the peace negotiations stalled, Chiari feels she has no choice but to start a revolution—it’s either that, or watch her people become nothing more than prey for a much stronger predator. Chiari must use every ounce of her intellect and cunning to build a rebellion that will topple her sister from power. But when her friends prove to be worse than her enemies, Chiari finds herself drawn into an intricate web of political intrigue and personal betrayal that could end up igniting the war she'd hoped to stop.

For Chiari to succeed, she must uncover a conspiracy of continental proportions and root out the war-mongers who are threatening to destroy the fragile peace between the realms. But Vampires aren’t the only monsters in the dark---and they’re not the only predators out for blood. Her dream of peace may be nothing more than a naïve fantasy. When political ambition is matched against predatory instinct, the phrase “coming back to bite you” takes on a whole new meaning.

GOLD WINNER - 2017 Literary Classics Book Awards, Fantasy Fiction


Orville Mouse and the Puzzle of the Shattered Abacus (Orville Wellington Mouse Book 2)
by Tom Hoffman
$0.00, 314 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (14 reviews), #3 in > Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure
Award Winning Finalist Young Adult Adventure • 2017 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards
Book 2 in the award winning Orville Wellington Mouse series, from the creator of Bartholomew the Adventurer!
A romping tale of adventure, science and magic for all ages!


Orville Wellington Mouse unwittingly sets off a galaxy shaking chain of events when he buys his mum a lovely birthday necklace from Miraculum’s Fine Antiques. When Orville and his best friend Sophia Mouse observe a small glass marble breaking the laws of physics they set out to discover the cause of its extraordinary behavior, unexpectedly revealing the marble’s astonishing connection to his mum’s new necklace.

The pair of young Metaphysical Adventurers soon find themselves in a desperate race to prevent time from stopping in their galaxy. With help from their good friend Proto the Rabbiton, Master Marloh of the Metaphysical Adventurers, the Mad Mouse of Muridaan, Ollo the Rock Mouse, Myrmac the Brave, the King of Ants, the Shrieking Terror of Tatuid, and Captain Patcher of the Dragonfly Squadron, Orville and Sophia must travel to the terrifying apocalyptic planet of Varmoran to discover the incredible truth that lies within the mysterious blue marble.


Keys of Life: Sword of Fire
by Carolyn Schield, Thomas Vorbeck, Alexandria Arnold
$0.00, 376 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (12 reviews), #5 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Historical
In the second installment of the Keys of Life trilogy.
The violent war between the Pure of Heart and the Children of the Nephilim continues and Cordy and Ash run from Europe to New Orleans. The pair, along with a new ally, search for hidden family treasures to help them defeat the Nephilim. Meanwhile, the Guardian, a spirit of Earth, warns them that their next battle could be the most catastrophic the planet has ever seen rivaling the Great Flood.
Jon Lafitte, are reformed pirate and consummate Frenchman, vies for Cordy's affections while steering the trio along the Louisiana bayou to their biggest showdown yet.
But Cordy finds it difficult to choose between the unpredictable Lafitte, and the one who's always been there for her, Ash.
Set sail with the Pure of Heart as they try to save not only their legacy, but also the earth as we know it.


Lightning in the Dark (Turning Creek Book 1)
by Michelle Boule
$0.00, 209 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (14 reviews), #5 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Myths & Legends > Greek & Roman
Descended from the mythical harpies, Petra Celaeno is content living a solitary life in the Colorado Territory until she meets dairy farmer, James Lloyd. As her relationship with James grows, Petra fights against her harpy instincts and questions the traditions of her ancestors. James Lloyd came to Colorado looking for a fresh start, but he can not shake his obsession with a favorite myth from childhood. Something sinister is lurking beneath the earth of the Rockies and it is calling to James. Life in the small town of Turning Creek is about to change. A terrible prophecy will be fulfilled and Petra will have to choose between protecting her home and saving the man she has come to love.

This is a second edition with bonus materials, including a deleted scene, a mythology codex, and a sneak peak of Storm in the Mountains: Turning Creek 2.


The Season of Lightning
by Kate Avery Ellison
$0.00, 321 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (41 reviews), #2 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Coming of Age
Think Gone With the Wind meets Zorro and Jane Austen's Emma in this fantasy coming-of-age story set in the middle of a civil war.

Who is the masked man known as the Hawk?

Verity Elysius is the only daughter of a famous retired general and rich plantation owner. She lives in an insulated world of wealth and privilege, where she spends her time riding her horse, sassing her lady's companion, and being tormented by the family's handsome but irritating nobleman friend, Lord Roth. But when a mysterious, masked vigilante called the Hawk begins stirring up trouble and freeing silvras, the oppressed lower class, Verity's world is turned upside down as she is challenged about everything she knows about her world and her place in it.


Rot: Origin of the Feces (The Rot Collection Book 1)
by Aidan J. Reid
$0.00, 22 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (20 reviews), #4 in > Short Reads > 45 minutes (22-32 pages) > Humor & Entertainment
Ray Jones isn't like other tooth fairies.

He curses too much. Enjoys snorting fairy dust. And recently, he's been tearing teeth out of kids' mouths for profit.

He'll tell you it's because of The Rot

Then again, he'll tell you anything to avoid walking the plank.

(6,500 words)

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THE ROT COLLECTION
Part 1: Origin of the Feces
Part 2: The Tooth Hurts
Part 3: Flossed and Found
Part 4: Plaque to the Future
Part 5: Gum but not Forgotten
Part 6: Filling Time


To the Sky Kingdom
by Tang Qi, Poppy Toland
$0.00, 460 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (143 reviews), #1 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Myths & Legends > Asian

When the immortal Bai Qian finally meets her intended husband, the heir to the Sky Throne, she considers herself in luck—until an old enemy returns to threaten everything she holds dear…

When a mortal woman enters the immortal world to be with her true love, she sparks a jealousy that ends in tragedy…

And when a war god depletes his spiritual energy, his devoted student sustains his body with her own heart’s blood until the god’s scattered soul reassembles…

Spanning a thousand years of tangled lives, To the Sky Kingdom is a story of epic battles, passion, evil, and magic. In its journey across worlds and time, it delves into the powerful forces that drive mortals and gods alike toward revenge, loyalty—and love.