New free Fantasy Kindle books for 2017-12-17:

The Mad King (The Dark Kings Book 1)
by Jovee Winters
$0.00, 318 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (66 reviews), #2 in > Literature & Fiction > Mythology & Folk Tales > Fairy Tales
A new world in chaos, and a legendary love that never was…

Hatter and Alice. Alice and Hatter. Two parts making up one whole. Their love was legend, until a curse came and ripped them apart forever. Rewriting their past, present, and future. But a couple of powerful fairy godmothers and one taciturn god are determined that curse or no, the lives of two of Kingdom’s most famous inhabitants will be set to rights. Only problem is, one of them has just died and time is now running out for the other. Can Kingdom ever be restored again?

Only time will tell…


A Shot at the Big Time (Maxima City Talent Book 1)
by Christina McMullen
$0.00, 187 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (14 reviews), #7 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Humorous
Lisa Raskin is a woman with big aspirations. Sure, there are worse things than being the second in command to Maxima City’s one and only female supervillain and Lisa knows she has a pretty sweet gig. But no one ever dreams of being second banana, so when she’s given the opportunity to join the Coalition of Evil, Maxima City’s who’s-who of A-lister Malevolents, Lisa jumps at the chance. Especially since this means she can finally have her revenge against Magnificent Man, the hero responsible for the tragedy that turned her to the dark side.

But becoming a household name isn’t all evil plans and underground lairs. There are hoops to jump through, brand consultation meetings, damages to pay for, and diva costume designers to deal with. Worst of all, Magnificent Man has made himself scarcer than pockets on women’s clothing. Add in an antagonistic ex, a clueless rival, and a taxing day job, and it’s no wonder this ice talent is about to lose her cool.


The North Pole Challenge (Flea's Five Christmases Book 1)
by Kevin George
$0.00, 266 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (95 reviews), #16 in > Children's eBooks > Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths > Collections
**A WINNER IN THE NEW YORK BOOK FESTIVAL**

Flea has always been different from other students in school. He’s not smart or athletic, he’s shorter than kids five years younger than him and his facial features are so pointy that everyone avoids him. His foster mother constantly warns him to avoid attention, though Flea has no idea who’s after them. But Flea has recently discovered several abilities that change his life forever: snowy weather follows him wherever he goes, he can stop snowballs in mid-flight and he builds anything in shop class in a matter of minutes, despite his lack of training. An appearance on The Great Build-Off – a popular construction game show – leads him to a magical place he only thought existed in Christmas stories.

At the North Pole, Flea feels even more like an outsider. In fact, this storybook village reminds him of every school he’d ever attended, complete with overachievers and underachievers, popular elves and outcasts, even elves who aren’t afraid to march to their own beat. But during his training to become a proper builder elf, he discovers the North Pole has an arch-nemesis bent on invading elfish lands and ending Christmas forever. With a war looming against the South Pole, Flea’s sudden appearance at the North Pole is no coincidence, as he questions his role in the fate of the world’s greatest holiday.

“The North Pole Challenge” is not your typical Christmas story. Everyone knows about Santa Claus, his elves and the North Pole, but this book provides a fresh outlook on old familiar tales. Imagine Santa Claus as a reclusive loner, Rudolph as a narcissistic whiner, the elves as cruel party animals. And no great story would be complete without an enemy of epic proportions, another familiar Christmas name with a wicked past never before told…

Until now...

READER REVIEWS

From IndieReader.com: "Part fantasy, part coming-of-age tale, part humorous romp, THE NORTH POLE CHALLENGE is both entertaining and imaginative. As the first book of five, the narrator skillfully positions his central character to have numerous other adventures."

From reviewer Oh My Bookness: "This is a perfect children's tale, even good for interested adults to read who like the holiday season and a twist on characters such as Jack Frost, Old Man Winter, and the creation of Christmas. If you are interested in taking a magical ride through the holiday season this the story for you or any child."

From reviewer Ionia Martin: "I will say, that I wish there were more books like this in the world. This book is appropriate for all age groups and would make an excellent gift for anyone. My kids adored this book and so did I. I can't recommend this title enough."

From reviewer Mandy2000 "I started to read this to my eight year old son before bed each night and couldn't stop reading when I knew he was asleep!!"

CHECK OUT OTHER BOOKS BY THE AUTHOR

FLEA'S FIVE CHRISTMASES
BOOK ONE - THE NORTH POLE CHALLENGE
BOOK TWO - THE RUDOLPH CHALLENGE
BOOK THREE - THE JACK FROST CHALLENGE
BOOK FOUR - THE FROSTIE CHALLENGE
BOOK FIVE (THE FINAL BOOK) - THE SOUTH POLE CHALLENGE

COMET CLEMENT SERIES

LIFE, INC. - If you could learn the exact moment of your death, would you? If you could see a deceased loved one for one more day - at the cost of one year of your life - would you? These are the answers Life, Inc. wants to know...

CRYO-MAN
BOOK ONE - CRYO-MAN
BOOK TWO - ROBOTROPOLIS
BOOK THREE - DEARBORN
BOOK FOUR - BEYOND RIVER CITY

KEEPER OF THE WATER SERIES
BOOK ONE - DRINKING LIFE
BOOK TWO - RECRUITS
BOOK THREE - THE WATER QUEENS


The Mists of Many Voices: The Complete Epic
by Jonathan Vick
$0.00, 578 pages, 4.9 out of 5.0 (15 reviews), #18 in > Literature & Fiction > Mythology & Folk Tales > Mythology
When Science and Religion battle to the death ... which side will you fight for?
 
In a time of mythic crisis, the Greenman has summoned The Treacherous Triad: three fools who discover a mythological world on the brink of destruction. The once noble and worshiped religions and myths, along with their gods and monsters, are being eradicated and forgotten in a digital age by a cybernetic threat wiping out their memory and replacing them with a virtual reality. Together, the three fools must fulfill the prophecy carved into the limbs of the dying Greenman and rally the remaining myths to battle a powerful cybernetic army. Along the way, they must reteach humanity what it means to be human, to be passionate, and to be truly alive.
 
If Joseph Campbell, Neil Gaiman, Christopher Moore and Douglas Adams had a love-child, this book would be that child!

 
This comedic fantasy builds on Joseph Campbell's extensive study of mythology and archtypes to tell an epic story of everyday losers finding the heroes inside them. Using comedy, adventure and cinematic storytelling, it is a perfect introduction to mythological characters and creatures from over 280 cultures, spanning more than 35,000 years of recorded mythology.
 
See more at: youtube.com/watch?v=GivsC8U9Pdg


The Chronicles of Dragon: Special Edition (Series #1, Books 6 thru 10)
by Craig Halloran
$0.00, 662 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (21 reviews), #12 in > Literature & Fiction > Religious & Inspirational Fiction > Christian > Fantasy
Welcome to the world of NALZAMBOR ...

Nath is a special warrior. He is a man destined to be a dragon…

Ravaged by war, Nalzambor needs it’s hero. The once vibrant world filled with peace and beauty is collapsing underneath the crushing boots of the Armies of Barnabus. Fear and disorder rule.

High Priestess Selene sends out her forces to shut the menace, Nath Dragon, down. Her dragons, draykis, soldiers, and satyrs comb the lands with murderous intent and they will not stop until she captures Nath Dragon, kills his friends, and takes control of the world.

Putting themselves in the hands of Nath’s lead, Brenwar’s, Bayzog’s and Ben’s friendships with Nath are tested. Gorlee finds himself in an unusual role with his shape-shifting powers as well.

What about Pilpin and the dwarves? Can they survive more of the treachery that unfolds?

Can Nath Dragon keep his growing powers under control, or will he fall into the clutches of a darker fate?

*****
This special edition includes the last 5 books in the 10 book series: Siege at the Settlements, Strife in the Sky, Fight and the Fury, War in the Winds, and Finale.

Don't miss out on this International Bestselling fantasy series that is loaded with dragons and magic.


The Whispers of the Fallen
by J.D. Netto
$0.00, 257 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (76 reviews), #57 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Dark Fantasy
THOUSANDS OF COPIES SOLD.

THE WHISPERS OF THE FALLEN IS ADDICTIVE, FAST-PACED, AND WILL KEEP YOU ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT.

Ever since the dawn of days, rumors about the Diary of Lucifer echoed throughout Elysium. Hidden from all human knowledge, the Diary was kept a secret, locked away in the small village of Agalmath.

Isaac and Demetre find themselves in a dangerous journey as they uncover the truth about the Diary and those who guarded it for all these years. However, for Isaac and Demetre, danger lies at every step, hidden in the most unexpected places.

Hunted by the Nephilins and the Fallen Stars, they must find others who will join them in the battle against the coming darkness.

"I am not normally a fan of this type of book, but I was intrigued and decided to give it a try. I absolutely loved it!"
Shannon W. Goodreads Reviewer ★★★★★

"This book surprised me in a good way. I didn't expect it to have as much scary moments, but man does Netto know how to write a scene!"
Spenser B. Goodreads Reviewer ★★★★★

"This. Book. Is. Awesome ! Since last year I haven't found many books which made me say that!"
Clemence - Goodreads Reviewer ★★★★★


Pandora's Card Game
by E. E. King
$0.00, 213 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (7 reviews), #29 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Dark Fantasy
Pandora's Card Game Synopsis:
Fate, Destiny Chance and Luck play cards beneath a new October moon. A wind destroys their game and the cards begin to move.
Each card tells a tale. As the stories progress, they become darker and more hopeless.
Their brother, Despair, arrives with an army of Hate, Fear, Mistrust, and Envy.
The sisters and the stories face off against their brother his legions in the ultimate battle between Despair and imagination.


Aurelia and the Library of the Soul
by Gelia Dolcimascolo, Rob Rice
$0.00, 131 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (7 reviews), #10 in > Children's eBooks > Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths > Collections
Curl up with this tale of mystery and magic as Aurelia Panade attempts to overcome horrific losses and the curse of Candleborough. Follow her across The Land between Sleep and Awake, where, aided by a mystical guide, she discovers her true legacy. Songs, dances, brews, and recipes – both charmed and wicked – interlace Aurelia’s passage through enchanted realms. Will Aurelia triumph over her inner struggles and the dangers of her worst enemy? How will she reach her destiny? Reviewed on Amazon:
"This is a fabulous book. It is well written and magical. The author is an accomplished poet and story-teller and you will be caught up in the beauty of the book, the story, the characters, and especially the visual aspect of the amazing [full color] illustrations. The names of the characters alone will charm you. You will want to know what will happen next with these characters. Read to find out what "Chocolate Muse" is -- you will want a gallon. You need to save time to read the book in one sitting."

Appropriate for all ages, Aurelia and the Library of the Soul offers the reader an entertaining and insightful view into how a young and much-loved girl deals with with unspeakable loss by discovering her own power to overcome evil.




Far Into The Dark
by Steven Wetherell
$0.00, 205 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (11 reviews), #15 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Dark Fantasy
“The thing I really like about editing Steve is I don’t have to. He’s naturally funny, concise, and maniacal. The thing I don’t like about editing Steve is that I go home, and visions of his twisted imagination haunt my fevered dreams all through the night. So, you know, life is all about trade-offs.” - Brendan McGinley, Man Cave Daily

Fitch is an orphan, a servant to dogs, and the lowest of the low in Castle Blacking, but he is a boy in love and he'll face untold terrors to prove himself.

Karyzu is a blaggart, a brawler and a drunk, but he's also a legendary sword fighter and the only man around who has journeyed through Hell and lived to tell about it.

Pursuing them both is Clayton Dower, the mysterious grave digger who won't rest until he sees what belongs buried stay buried.

In a journey that will test the limits of their courage, boy and man will travel to the underworld and face scenes of obscene torture, abject hopelessness and monsters both vile and ridiculous, while above them the world of mortals stumbles inexorably into civil war.


Unmasked (Rise of the Masks Book 1)
by EM Kaplan
$0.00, 377 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (31 reviews), #10 in > Romance > Fantasy
Mel can sense the blood beating through your veins. She can count the moments between heartbeats to tell when you are lying. She can make herself stronger, heal small wounds, and manipulate light to change her appearance. She is a Mask—a cloaked and imposing arbitrator, revered and feared by all.

Ott is a hunter from the frozen north who's tracking the horrifying monsters that have come up through the ground. Blessed by easy charm and good looks, Ott is used to the attention of females, but, gods above, he is knocked flat by the kiss of the ethereal woman he rescues. How could she possibly be a Mask?

Magical beasties? Nightmares come to life? The world as they know it is about to change forever.


Dregs of the Culver Waste Book 1 - Sand and Scrap: (A Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy Novel)
by Christopher R. Sendrowski, Elart Estole
$0.00, 307 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (31 reviews), #2 in > Teen & Young Adult > Mysteries & Thrillers > Science Fiction
Michael stared at the sand as nervous sweat slid down his brow. The nagra were everywhere, nesting beneath the polluted ground, waiting to drag down the unwary. "And it only takes one false step," he whispered.

A tough break, but that was the life of a Culver cleanser. Dig, scrap, disarm and hope to return from a work detail with enough fingers to still count your pay.

But as with any risk there are great rewards. Even in the Culver Waste, a land fouled by a decade long war and plagued with poisonous elemental traps and vicious predators, treasures untold remain hidden beneath the toxic sands. Relics, scrap, weapons, even entire cities... all abandoned and forgotten after the last great magic war swallowed the land whole.

But not everything can remain lost forever. And when Michael Carter and his work crew unearth a mysterious bunker while on a cleansing run, they soon learn some things are best never found again.



Three Tales of Vampires
by John Hennessy
$0.00, 203 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #34 in > Children's eBooks > Science Fiction, Fantasy & Scary Stories > Scary Stories
By a British author of Irish descent, and for fans teen and young adult sibling fiction, Three Tales of Vampires is a literary anthology and collection of stories - a book comprising a unique paranormal vampire trilogy.

1: Murderous Little Darlings

Young vampire siblings Marcus, Rocco and Juliana go on a murderous and bloody rampage of self-discovery. Are they vampires or not? And is anyone safe from their ghoulish games?

2: The Blood and the Raven

A sinister watering hole is not all it is supposed to be, but any attempts to leave prove too dangerous as the vampire's web closes in. Is the story real, or just a legend? What will happen to those who don't believe?

3: Innocent While She Sleeps.

A vampire wrestles with her conscience, whilst another seeks to kill the one who made her into a creature of the undead.

A Tale of Vampires is a seven book chronicle about a group of vampires. This edition comprises the first three vampires books of the series in one concise collection.

Praise for the series:-

"This trilogy is a must read for all the vampire fans, especially the ones who loves to devour themselves in a sinister and ugly story of a vampire family that causes mayhem through their journey. John's exquisite writing style and with his sense of humor, this trilogy will keep you glued till the very end as well as will give you goosebumps. And with that evil yet beautiful cover, it surely gives an alluring feel to the whole book.
So what are you waiting for, grab a copy of this book and lose yourself in the world of some blood-lusty vampires who will not stop until they ease their hunger."

Aditi Saha - http://bookstopcorner.blogspot.co.uk/

"There is not enough power in the word Thank you to actually express my gratitude towards the author for introducing me to such a wonderful series.

While today when our vampires are busy playing with their hair and sharpening their fangs, making it extra crispy and white, somewhere in the grave Bram stoker is wishing that he could return as a vampire so that people can understand what an actual vampire stands for. Don't worry Mr. Stoker we have taken care of things for you.

Three tales of Vampires is the collection of the original novella that brings you these set of vampires that will make you fear the very word vampire rather than see diamonds and bushes and red contact lenses.

These novella are so intricately weaved and connected to each other that you cannot afford to lose the track. What starts with the first returns back in the third book in a complete firework. Each characters in these short stories are much stronger and impressive than many voluminous books out there. Each story ends with shocking revelations that you cant stop from jumping into the next book.

The language and the narration is simply gripping and for me its the plot and the characters that add color to this whole series. This is one series that you have to follow if you are a huge vampire fan. i would like to say it is the revival of the classic vampires. As gory and vicious and hungry as they were created yet every bit emotionally attachable."

Merril Anil - https://merrilanil.wordpress.com/

"This trilogy is surely Vampire gold from John Hennessy. It will please all who enjoy ghoulish bloodsuckers with a real flair. It will scare you, make you smile and even brings on compassion and understanding for some of the little darlings.
I had a grand time reading this creative offering, I highly recommend it! Share the fun and enjoy
Murderous Little Darlings, The Blood and the Raven, Innocent While She Sleeps!!!"

Adriana Girolami - Author of Revenge of the Knights Templar



The Chronicles of Dragon: Special Edition (Series #1, Books 1 thru 5)
by Craig Halloran
$0.00, 596 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (38 reviews), #14 in > Literature & Fiction > Religious & Inspirational Fiction > Christian > Fantasy
#1 International Bestselling Series

Welcome to the world of NALZAMBOR ...

Nath is a special warrior. He is a man destined to be a dragon. In order to become a dragon, he must save the dragons.

For countless years Nath has been on a quest to become a dragon, but his meddling with the other races tends to get in the way. The way of men is not the way of Nath Dragon his father has warned him. Yet, Nath, unable to control his fascination of the world men, elves, dwarves and even the despised orcs, tends to get caught up in their affairs. To earn his scales, there is a high road he must follow.

With his close friend and ally, Brenwar the Dwarf, Nath, armed with a magic sword he calls Fang, he travels to the Mountain of Doom, the Free City of Narnum and to Orcen Hold where nothing but trouble awaits.

Will Nath Dragon, hero of the realm and protector of dragonkind choose the right path or wind up on a dark one?

*****
This special edition includes the first 5 books in the 10 book series: The Hero, The Sword and the Dragons, Dragon Bones and Tombstones, Terror at the Temple, Clutch of the Cleric, and Hunt for the Hero.

Don't miss out on this international Bestselling fantasy series that is loaded with dragons and magic.


Love-Lies-Bleeding: Legends of Elysium (Thieves of Elysium)
by Michael Alexander
$0.00, 171 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (7 reviews), #51 in > Literature & Fiction > Mythology & Folk Tales > Mythology
Love-Lies-Bleeding launches the Legends of Elysium series, one that explores the lives of the supporting characters who drive events in Michael Alexander’s Thieves of Elysium saga. Here readers meet Conradin, the tragic leader of an Elysium Shadow Team.

Rebecca, the daughter of a prominent Guild Council Member, disappears through the Gate of Charon into the land of Mythos on her search for the ancient and symbolic Amaranth flower known as "Love-Lies-Bleeding." She plans to offer the flower to her future husband but has instead fallen into the hands of Therion, an ambitious and ruthless Satyr chieftain.

Conradin defies his superiors to mount a rescue mission. Accompanied by his loyal Shadow Team, Conradin infiltrates the Satyr ranks—only to discover that Therion plans to ally with the mysterious Veradunii Warlocks to overthrow Elysium itself. And Rebecca plays a vital role in that alliance…as a blood sacrifice to consummate the unholy union.

Killing Therion will end a war before it begins but requires the sacrifice of the one person Conradin values the most. Duty has driven the Shadow Team member all his life. Can he honor that duty at the loss of his own love?


Sleeping Lord Beattie (The Contrary Fairy Tales Book 1)
by Em Taylor
$0.00, 158 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #7 in > Literature & Fiction > Mythology & Folk Tales > Fairy Tales
EM TAYLOR brings you an amazing new series of Regency stories based on the fairy tales you loved as a child.

Young ladies of good breeding do not kiss gentlemen in their bed chambers even if they have been asleep for three weeks. One would think Lady Emily would know that. One would think Lady Emily would not have entered Lord Beattie’s bed chamber alone. One would have thought that kissing the handsome viscount would have been the last thing she would have done.
But kiss him she did. And that was when the apothecary walked in. All of which meant she had to marry Lord Beattie.

Why the silly little chit had kissed him when he’d been out cold for three weeks, the Lord alone knew. And now Gideon, Viscount Beattie had to marry the outspoken little minx. But there was something a little charming about her. The problem was, her uncle was after his hide, the peasants were revolting – in the rioting sense, not in the disgusting sense – and he really needed to procure some grain from up north. He may as well kill two birds with one stone and elope with the interesting, frustrating, irritating and thoroughly delightful Lady Emily – soon to be Viscountess Beattie. It would be an interesting journey.

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This book has no magic in it. While loosely based on a fairy tale, the story is gender swapped and there is no paranormal happenings.

This book has scenes of an adult nature and is intended for mature audiences aged 18+


Mermaid Slippers
by Haiduk C.J., Lea Orsini
$0.00, 18 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #283 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Fairy Tales
This is a charming, playful and humorous tale about mermaids and how they interact with children from all over the world. The mermaids come ashore every day, they put on their slippers and want to play. This colorful and magical tale takes the reader through a full day shared on the beach with mermaids and their silly ways. After reading the story, the reader is inspired to look for the slipper shell.


Silent Luna
by Sabrina Noury
$0.00, 205 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (47 reviews), #1 in > Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction > Social & Family Issues > Physical & Emotional Abuse
“You are mine. I am yours. And it's going to be like that for the rest of our lives.”

Taken at age eight, Grace Salva withstood torture and pain. Silent for nearly ten years, she is yet to find her voice again when a one night’s chaos allows her to escape only to end up in the strong arms of a dangerously beautiful Alpha.

From the moment James sees her, both the wolf and the man are keen to claim her. But James knows better, he needs to convince her that he is nothing like the savage rogues that exploited her, he has to gain Grace’s trust, and for him to do that, he needs to know more about her.

But how hard can it be to hear and understand her silence?

Scared and untrusting at first, Grace finally learns what it means to be the mate of her strapping yet gentle savior while battling with her own insecurities and fear of the new normal that is completely different from the horrifying life she once lived.

James gives Grace more than a sanctuary for her to heal her wounds and recover; he has given her a home, hope, and a chance to start anew.

But in his pursuit to uncover Grace’s mystery, will James push too far and bring back a painful past and lead her to the very monster who tormented his mate? Can Grace trust James with her life even after the betrayal of someone she considered as family?

Follow James and Grace’s journey to overcome the demons of the past and the danger of the future to get a second shot at life…and love. Grab a copy now!


Mirage
by Janice Abel
$0.00, 25 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #60 in > Short Reads > 45 minutes (22-32 pages) > Parenting & Relationships
When a young women with a troubled past picks up a boy who himself has a special issue, they have a journey neither expect. The boy, Jesse rouses Marcie’s guilt; Jesse hangs on to a deep passion but he is at odds with his father. An element of fantasy and a dusty ride on desert sands stirs up suspense, and new found caring and understanding.

A Bookrix Contest Winner 2011.

REVIEWS

About Mirage readers say (a few quotes) –“Extreme storytelling – loved it.” “I haven’t felt this euphoric after a read for ages.” “You have everything, great storyline, great characters and your descriptions are wonderful.”

About the author—“She (Janice Abel) has a true gift of imagination and the ability to bring it to earth for us in written form in a way so vital, touching, memorable and satisfying.”