| The Wheel Mages (Changing Tides Book 1) |
by Aimee Davis
$0.00, 334 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (14 reviews), #74 in > Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Coming of Age
Alena Kozlov is one of the last of a dying kind. As the first water mage to be inducted into the Sanctum in over fifty years, she has the opportunity to help the old order destroy a band of rebel mages who threaten the principles the Sanctum is founded upon.
Blinded by loyalty to the Sanctum and love for her master, Alena and three other mages set out to investigate the rebels, but the more she discovers, the less she understands.
Confronted with hard truths about the Sanctum she once believed in and the corruption she sees within it, Alena must make one of the most difficult decisions of her life: follow the path she’s trained for or leave the Sanctum behind.
Whatever the answer, she knows one thing for sure—the old Sanctum saying is true: It is a rocky road she must travel.
"Fans of the rich cultures and worlds of Leigh Bardugo, the intriguing magic systems of Kristin Cashore and Charlie Holmberg, and the engaging and maturing first person narration of Rosamund Hodge will enjoy Ms. Davis’ debut novel."
| The Kingdom of Oar (Three Ring Saga Book 1) |
by Patrick I. Carlson
$0.00, 530 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (12 reviews), #44 in > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Fantasy
A son of sorrow. A prisoner. A warrior. Tauro is a man weathered by the hardships life has placed in his way. A desire for strength propels him into a life he never expected and challenges with little reward. His cruelty focuses and guards him. He believes the world is meant for the conquering and intends to place his mark on it.
A student of swords. A prince. A youth. James is still learning what it is to be a man. Life appears easy but his mom’s illness coupled with the new responsibilities of royalty force him to encounter the travails of adulthood. Journeys and new paths stand open to him but naiveté along with arrogance thrust him into an unfamiliar world. He too hopes to place his name among other legendaries in the pantheon of history and myth.
Oar. A place unknown to some. A place common to others. It is a city with a great history and an empire with rising power and influence. For this reason there are those who desire to control it and others willing do whatever to protect it. Unbeknownst to those who occupy Oar change is on the horizon.
| The Jestivan (Erafeen Book 1) |
by David Farris
$0.00, 296 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #50 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Epic
When birthed into the world as the son of the great Mendac LeAnce, miraculous feats are expected from you. Mendac was the Fifth of Five, making him the final hero in the Of Five--a five-part series of fairy tales that stretches over 1,500 years.
Bryson, unfortunately, was given the impossible task of following in his dead father's footsteps. And after sixteen years of mediocrity, the only time people notice him is to ridicule his existence. The world has given up on Mendac's son.
But there are two people on Bryson's side: a stone-faced, lifelong best friend who's never expressed an emotion in her life, and a secret-riddled man who has taken care of Bryson since his father's death. They're his rocks. He has learned to appreciate and lean on their friendship, regardless of their more mysterious sides... even if those mysteries put Bryson's life in jeopardy.
Things are looking up for the young LeAnce as the new school year at Phesaw begins. He receives a letter informing him of his induction into the recreation of the Jestivan, an elite group of students that had only existed once in the school's history--a group his father was once a member of thirty years prior. Its formation presents the opportunity of new friends for Bryson. But when ten highly talented students come together, there is bound to be conflict.
Warring personalities and competitive attitudes are minor hurdles, however; considering the fact that warring kingdoms are more pressing. A 1,500-year war boils over as a traitor turns his back on his realm, threats of a dangerous king rising from the ashes begin to surface, one of the Jestivan goes missing, and someone close to Bryson is hiding something with more regard for the thing being protected than Bryson's life.
The Jestivan must develop camaraderie, and do it fast. Otherwise, they're going to have to force it. And that can end in devastation.
| House of the Dead |
by Elizabeth Wilson
$0.00, 144 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #9 in > Literature & Fiction > Mythology & Folk Tales > Folklore
"You know what souls are, don't you, my dear? In their purest form? They're stories."
Would your life be a story that death would like to tell? Hopelessly curious, eleven-year-old Blake Callahan is unable to resist the allure of the abandoned monolith of a house at the end of her street. Climbing the mossy stone wall, she finds herself in an impossible garden, where she is greeted by a kind and knowing old man who teaches her about the realm of fairies: a misunderstood world that offers new insights into death, life, and the power of story. These quiet evenings spent with Mr. Donn and his tales about the Otherworld inspire a new perspective on life that will follow Blake – and the reader – for the rest of her days.
House of the Dead is a collection of stories that delves deeply into the rich and haunting domain of Irish mythology, where the mist never settles, things that should be right-side up are upside down, and life is a rare commodity. You, the reader, are invited to join Blake on a journey into a folklore that spans centuries and steps on eternity itself. In this book you will encounter the Dullahan, the headless horseman who heralds death; the cat sidhe, whose fascination with mortal life can have disastrous consequences; and a changeling who dares to defy legend. Filled with childlike wonder in the face of the unknown, these tales encompass a world of fantastic creatures and wild places brimming with magic and mystery, and readers will find themselves dancing with the dead alongside Blake in this heartfelt examination of death and myth.
| The Spectre and the Governess |
by Caitlin E. Jones
$0.00, 44 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #90 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Historical
Stanley Brigham and his family have moved to London, and his parents have decided to finally hire a governess for their unusual son. But as they settle into their new life, Stanley realizes the house may already be occupied.
The first novella prequel to "Chimehour" and first short story in The Faire Curiosities series!
| The Beast of Bloomfield Hills |
by Johanna Lemon
$0.00, 386 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #165 in > Teen & Young Adult
All gardeners talk to their plants, but how often do the plants talk back?
Sunny Winfield has always shared a special connection with the earth, the same type of connection her beloved grandmother had before she died and things got… bad. Some secrets, though, are better left buried. That’s why Sunny’s plans for the summer are unremarkable—she’ll tend her plants, play with her dog, and do her best to disregard the voices she hears in the vegetation. Unfortunately, her carefully crafted plans are uprooted the moment her brother crashes his dirt bike into Heath Sloan’s front yard, ruining his haphazard garden. Panicked, Harlan makes Heath a bargain: his sister’s gardening service, in exchange for his life.
But Heath is harboring a secret too. Trapped by a power more malicious than Sunny could ever imagine, that secret is the reason he vanished from her life five summers ago. It’s also the reason why he wants nothing to do with Sunny—the sweet girl who means too much.
Even though she can’t understand Heath’s volatile nature and bestial anger, some bonds are just too strong to sever. Sunny isn’t willing to let Heath slip away again, and promises to do whatever she can to help him. As the summer days dwindle, the mystery behind Heath’s instability shatters Sunny’s world. Heath is running out of time and the only person who can save him is Sunny—but only if she first learns to accept her destiny and succumb to the whispers in the woods.
| Walls and Ashes - Heir of Scars I, Part Two |
by Jacob Falling, Vanessa Bettencourt
$0.00, 93 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #42 in > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Women's Adventure
Three years of her life have passed among the Aesidhe of the southern wilds of Heiland, but now Adria Idonea begins her journey home, memories of joy and fear returning as she makes her way among the people who have been her enemy.
Not all those who might have been may now prove enemies. And still, Adria feels haunted somehow, distracted by what was, what is, what will be.
Adria, Princess of Idonea, must return to fulfill an oath, but will she return as Royal... or as traitor?
| Mobility of Pawns - Heir of Scars I, Part Three |
by Jacob Falling, Vanessa Bettencourt
$0.00, 90 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #47 in > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Women's Adventure
In three years Adria has come full circle, and now she must face the changes that have occurred during her exile. She returns for the sake of her brother, Prince Hafgrim, but it is for her father, the king, she is now most concerned. Are the rumors of his illness--or worse, his death--true?
Hawks and doves still war among the battlements of Windberth, Knights still drill within the citadel courtyard, but behind the walls of the keep itself, something dark awaits.
Memories of Adria's life at Windberth stir, and the reason she left three years before is revealed. But did she truly understand the reason herself?
Is Adria's life her own to live, or has it already been decided for her?
| The Rise of Atlantis |
by Katrina Ryan
$0.00, 31 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #64 in > Children's eBooks > Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths > Collections
The gods have left Atlantis, entrusting a mortal man, King Atlas, to rule the empire.
Can Atlas lead Atlantis to prosperity without the gods, or will his newfound power destroy everything?
| Charon Gone Fishing: An Undivine Comedy |
by Vardan Partamyan, David Partamyan
$0.00, 269 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #39 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Hard-Boiled
Please abandon all hope, ye who enter here. You did? Excellent! Come closer. Do not be afraid. This is it. You actually did it. You rambled, gambled, back-stabbed, cheated, evaded taxes, devoured fast food and listened to bad pop music all the way to Hell. Now that you are here, please allow me to show you around your unhappily ever after. You will find it not all that different from the world you left behind. You may even learn to like it. We have it all – treason, corruption, bad sanitation, rampant consumerism and malfunctioning home appliances. You can spend your endless nights by engaging in the sins of your choice or visit one of our torture chambers where you will be subjected to an exciting variety of excruciatingly painful torments – brought to you by our dedicated and unfriendly staff. You will spend your eternity in one of the Seven Circles of Hell… for your inconvenience, they are named after the days of the week… so you just might end up living in a perpetual Monday. You will get to meet many awesome and terrifying creatures like medusas, centaurs, mermaids, imps, Cyclops, Cerberus and, if you are unlucky enough, your ex-wife. Who is that odd-looking demon in a tweed jacket? That’s Charon – our Infernal Clint Eastwood lookalike and your boatman should you have the displeasure of crossing the river Styx. You don’t need to worry about him… as long as you behave. This brings us to the final point of the introduction to your afterlife. You may hear about some sort of insurgency brewing in the Circle Monday. You may see graffiti sprayed here and there proclaiming the arrival of a sinner messiah. Trust none of it. Just relax and enjoy your eternal pain and suffering… or I’ll lay your soul to waste. Who am I? Well, suffice it to say that I am a man of wealth and taste. I have been around for a long, long year and stole many a man’s soul and faith. I do hope you guessed my name!
| Gilded Cage (Royal Outlaw Book 2) |
by Kayla Hudson
$0.00, 400 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #65 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Epic
Mariel has reluctantly resigned herself to being crown princess of Natric—for the time being. Now living in the royal court, she wars with her desire to rebel and hatred of her new existence with the growing awareness of the positive changes she may be able to make in the kingdom.
Shortly after her arrival at court, Mariel receives a divine warning of a coming calamity that supposedly only she can stop. Believing that the task is left to her alone, Mariel tries to prevent the coming storm, but discovering what the danger is, let alone how to stop it, proves more difficult than she anticipates. As the mysterious calamity threatens and the war with Drema escalates, Mariel begins to learn that she can’t do everything alone, but by the time she learns the lesson, will it be too late?
| Agnes Allen and the Gatekeeper's Children: The story I am about to tell you is true. (The Summerland Chronicles... |
by A J McKenzie
$0.00, 400 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #129 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Fairy Tales
Weston-super-Mare, a dull, forgotten seaside town, trapped within a lie, the past too shameful, its secrets too cruel.
A haunting ghost story, a thousand years old, chronicles one family - lost within the tragic memories of a hidden murder, caught within the horrors of war, and trapped within their own private hell.
Steven - unsteady on the barren cliff edge - grasped at the small silver cross hanging at his neck and threw it out towards the heaving seas below.
Reaching for the small leather book in the hidden pocket of his cassock, he turned towards the other man standing just behind.
“There is good and evil in all of us - whether you want to admit it or not. But sometimes the evil is not of our making - the choice, already made!"
Smiling, the other man reached out for the elderly cleric. With the palm of his hand in the flat of Steven’s back, he pushed gently and watched as he fell towards the churning sea and hostile, jagged rocks below.
Two brothers leave the horrors of the London Blitz. Evacuated to a small seaside town with a strange past, they are sent to stay with the Hastie’s, a family with their own agenda. Whilst there, the boys make a discovery that will never leave them - it will haunt them forever!
Agnes Allen, a lonely teenager, is sent to stay her aunt and uncle whilst her mother travels to New York on business. She meets Erik, an absent-minded boy, on the beach. As the two begin to explore the strange cliffs and woods surrounding the town, Agnes realises that nothing is what it seems.
And when Agnes begins to have strange, upsetting dreams, she starts to worry. The minute she wakes, the dreams begin to fade, only fragments, partial memories remain. Each night the same voice whispers, “Remember Agnes, you will only find unanswered questions. The more you ask, the less you will know. Agnes - remember...”
Agnes Allen and the Gatekeeper's Children
“The story I am about to tell you is true, it is relentless and never-ending, and as I continue to write - the fear still lingers, still refuses to die, a constant reminder of what remains.
So please - be warned. If you choose to read this - it will disturb your every waking hour, and haunt your deepest dreams. It will never leave you and it will never let you leave!”
Katharine A. Allen age 14
| Advent of Ruin (The Qaehl Cycle Book 1) |
by Allene R. Lowrey
$0.00, 360 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #20 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Myths & Legends > Asian
An Age ends in blood and darkness...
For untold generations, the peoples of the Qaehl have prospered—trading and warring as they expanded across the great desert. Mighty city-states rise unassailable above the sands, centers of commerce in a great web of humanity. Messengers and nomads, tradesmen and bandits, cross the burning wastes with each rising of the sun.
A change is coming. Strange creatures have been sighted in the deep desert. Rumors whisper of horrors begotten out of legend. But there is yet hope: a brave courier, an innocent young dancer, a compassionate warrior – each holding a fragment of the truth, each seeking the future. Each adrift in the desert, trying to survive the advent of ruin.
| Golden Crown: (Royal Outlaw Series, Book 3) |
by Kayla Hudson
$0.00, 451 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #125 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Epic
In the stunning conclusion to the Royal Outlaw Trilogy, the Assassin strikes again and death follows in his wake. Mariel barely escapes with her life, but is left to rule a kingdom on the brink of destruction. As war breaks out in the divine realm, Mariel struggles to hold together her kingdom in the mortal world.
Natric is reeling from the after effects of illness and famine. The neighboring kingdoms, tired of fearing they will be the next victim of Natric’s insatiable hunger for war and land, take advantage of the once powerful kingdom’s weakened state. While war threatens on all sides, internal rebellions begin to manifest, and pressure mounts for Mariel to choose a husband and produce an heir in order to help stabilize Natric. Yet while Mariel has finally surrendered to love, he is an unsuitable match for a queen.
How much is Mariel willing to sacrifice to save the people of her kingdom?
| Red Illusions |
by Jasmine Blair
$0.00, 444 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #1753 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy
Sixteen year old Clorianna Yorking lives far from a perfect life. Living in an insane asylum for three years only heightened her suspicions that she had of her life. What made it worse was how a guy who she doesn't know shows up and rescues her from death. But this guy doesn't seem right...not to Cori. Something about him made her insides twist, something about him wasn't normal at all. She finds out that everything's not what it seems and the battle of fate begins...
Her life as she knew it was about to change entirely.
| Wombrovers: • an A.R.C. Short Story |
by Lancelot Schaubert
$0.00, 22 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #2 in > Short Reads > 45 minutes (22-32 pages) > Teen & Young Adult
At ten feet, four inches tall, Gowanus was the runt of the litter. Working the mines of No’ad took strength and height, unless you had the smarts to be able to help the dwarves invent and build new mining tools. He didn’t have smarts and didn’t have height, and yet his curiosity got the better of him: where had Sakima gone?
In an attempt to find the rogue giant Sakima, Gowanus learns the secret to how the giants have spread so far, so fast and comes face-to-face with the worst betrayal of giant-kind.
:: PRAISE for Lancelot Schaubert ::
“Schaubert’s words have an immediacy, a potency, an intimacy that grab the reader by the collar and say ‘Listen, this is important!’ Probing the bones and gristle of humanity, his subjects challenge, but also offer insights into redemption if only we will stop and pay attention.” — Erika Robuck, National Bestselling Author of Hemingway’s Girl
“Loved this story because Lance wrote about people who don't get written about enough and he did it with humor, compassion, and heart.”— Brian Slatterly, author of Lost Everything and editor of The New Haven Review
“I’m such a fan of Lance Schaubert's work. His unique view of things and his life-wisdom enriches all he does. We're lucky to count him among our contributors.”— Therese Walsh, author of The Moon Sisters and Editorial Director of Writer Unboxed
"Lancelot Schaubert exhibits his talents in many forms from poetic verse to lyrical prose to musical compositions, all the while infusing them with charisma, passion, and wit. A true creative, Schaubert is one to watch in the literary world." —Heather Webb, author of Rodin's Lover & Becoming Josephine
“Lance Schaubert writes with conviction but without the cliché and bluster of the propaganda that is so common in this age of blogs and tweets. Here is a real practitioner of the craft who has the patience to pay attention. May his tribe increase!”— Jonathan Wilson Hartgrove, author of Common Prayer and The Awakening of Hope
“Lancelot was the kind of student every writing teacher hopes to have in her class: attentive, thoughtful, a bit quirky, and innovative. Since his time in my classroom, he has continued to impress me. He ‘sees,’ and his essays, poetry, and fiction are full of details that enable his audience to see. Bravo, Lance.”— Jackina Stark, author of Things Worth Remembering and Tender Grace
“[He writes] characters with distinctive personalities, multi-layered, and unpredictable. [They have] natural voices, succinct and unique to each character.” — The Missouri Scriptwriting Fellowship
"Schaubert's narratives are emotionally stirring with both a vulnerable sensibility and rawness to them. They take you on a journey full of open wounds, intimate successes and personal delights. His words have a calmness, a natural ease but the meaning is always commanding and dynamic." — Natalie Gee, Brooklyn Film Festival
| FEARLESS WARRIOR: Book Two in the Isaacson Trilogy |
by B.C. Yancey
$0.00, 244 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #310 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Dark Fantasy
If only life had background music. Maybe then, Esmund Isaacson, berserker and US Marshal, would have known it would be wise to avoid Elsie Boynton. She appeared to be an ordinary and boring woman with a desperate request to rescue her friend. But, there hadn’t been any music and what was supposed to have been a simple rescue mission has become exactly the opposite. Now, a woman Esmund never would have spared a second glance at, has ensnared his heart while her secrets threaten to destroy everyone he loves.
| The Warthog And The Princess |
by Regina N. Sanford
$0.00, 70 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #324 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Dark Fantasy
Bless those who can dream, opening doors to worlds of splendor
or mayhem. Having the ability to travel back and fourth in time
zones that one can only reach in dreams. Having the keys to
sleepy town will take you places far and above the imaginations.
Some forget after they reach a certain age, that our dreams keep
our youth with us always. The Warthog And The Princess is a book
designed for those with imagination and to help those that have
forgotten that they have one. Dive in and forget where you are
for a moment, let us go back in time together. See how Kingdoms
divided cannot stand against unity and how good always prevails
as King Rahoe fights Lord Warthog to keep him from taking
his kingdom by force. Beauty and enchantment will fill your
mine with wonder as you read this book of medieval fantasies.
| Necromancer in Chief (Donald Trump: Necromancer Book 6) |
by Amanda Lash
$0.00, 249 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #4 in > Humor & Entertainment > Humor > Political
There is a major existential threat to the world as we know it, something the world has never seen before and will need a team of heroes to stop him. For he is not just a wielder of death magic and master of the undead, he's a Republican.
This is a work of humorous fantasy as well as political parody. Any persons who actually exist are public figures and depictions here are exaggerated and used for purposes of satire and political commentary as protected by law and the first amendment of the U.S. constitutio
This novel "Necromancer In Chief" collects the five installments of the "Donald Trump: Necromancer" series into one novel.
Donald Trump: Necromancer
I was a Teenage Were Panda
Ryan the Heartless
Of Mice and Mendacity
Dying, Waiting, Hoping
In this novel, Magnus from Dark Elves, Dragons and Dinosaurs as well as Beholder Baseball and Other Bad Ideas, the scientist who formerly 'dated' Lorelei the dark elf priestess is now in Manhattan and single. He is visited in the dead of night by a dead folksinger, Phil Ochs. Phil, who is now a vampire and needs his assistance on a mission to take down a dangerous necromancer. One who is on the verge of becoming president. With the help of a druid who communes with cities instead of nature, a son of a titan and a were panda they try to stop Donald Trump, the necromancer in chief and his ally Ryan the Heartless.
“Have you considered she doesn’t exist? That you might have hallucinations from taking LSD or maybe even a psychotic manifestation of your own latent psychic powers?”
“C’mon kid, you don’t teach your grandma how to suck eggs and you don’t tell an old folksinger how to take acid. I know my way around a hallucination believe me, this is the real thing. And you’ll know it too when she visits you.”
“Great, just what I need. More mysterious, incredibly powerful beautiful women. I’ve been trying to get away from that kind of thing.”
“Yeah good luck with that. In the meantime consider yourself temporarily conscripted in a good cause.”
“I already volunteered” Magnus protested.
“Yeah but volunteers can unvolunteer… you can’t.”
“I thought you were against the draft” Magnus mumbled under his breath.
“This is too important” Phil said, vampires have excellent hearing. “We have to stop him or he’ll crush the very idea of democracy and freedom in America.”
“Because he’s a necromancer?”
Phil shook his head. “Because he’s a Republican.”
Phil and Magnus regarded an unassuming bar with an antiquated style picture of a stallion and an onager as it’s only designation.
“It may not look like much” Phil was saying “but it’s the most popular gathering place for the supernatural community in Washington D.C.”
“I get that, it’s fine. I just feel weird. Last time I was in D.C. was for a convention for paleontologists at the Smithsonian. Now I’m gathering to lead a revolution in a bar called the horse’s ass.”
“This isn’t the revolution. This is just the recruiting drive man. Anyone ever tell you you’re kind of a drama queen?”
“All the time” Magnus said with a slight smile thinking of his former Dark Elf mistress. She had flayed him often, occasionally with words and drama queen had featured prominently in her critiques, once she’d learned the term. The beautiful sorceress and former death priestess had little tolerance for sentimentality.
| Firewood Tales: The Monster & The Eklavyas |
by Sheehan Shukla
$0.00, 309 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #73 in > Literature & Fiction > Mythology & Folk Tales > Mythology
On a scorching May afternoon, Suraj, Lakhan and Siya, three children from a nearby village, arrive at the gates of a Hindi language professor, asking for water.
What follows, a few days after, was something for which the Professor wasn’t prepared for and could have never imagined even in his dreams.
Professor Varan Shivarav—a grieving husband and father—notorious for being the most selfish man in the entire neighbourhood soon finds himself in an unwanted situation that challenges the very core of his belief: belief he has been clinging on to after his family left him.
As he was getting accustomed to the abrupt turn his life has taken, he was thrown face-to-face with yet another crisis. Someone in his acquaintance dies.
Varan knew that this new upheaval is going to cost him the most precious chunk of his life. The aftermath of the painful death is going to wreak havoc on his life. However, he is left with no other option than to accept if he wants to retain his moral self.
More than a decade later, three strangers come knocking at his gates seeking a lost portion of their lives.
What happens next completely throws him off balance.
The uncomplicated story takes a sudden, startling twist.
A mysterious connection to a gifted painting comes to life. It sets a precedent to a series of revelations so bizarre that the purpose of his very existence comes under suspicion.
A question left unanswered, years ago, finds its answer in the most unimaginable way.
It doesn’t just stop there. The three make an offer to him. They want him to return to the life he gave up years ago and resume command, once again.
A strange tale that finds its connection to a yester-yug, a bygone era, when an iconic representative of dark force had walked the planet, before reaching its culmination in the most unusual manner.
| Darkley Harries and the Killing Jar: It's the secrets we keep from ourselves - they are the most damaging... (... |
by A J McKenzie
$0.00, 185 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #177 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Fairy Tales
When three children vanished in the woods, people blamed Darkley Harries, the old poacher. The children never returned and Darkley was no-where to be found - he had simply disappeared.
Years later another child vanished; Darkley Harries was blamed once more.
“Stay on the path,” warned Minnie’s father, “don’t stray into the woods and stay away from the copse near the loch - it’s not safe.”
But children never listen, do they…
| Angels in Our Lives (The Pearl Makers Book 1) |
by Melissa Storm
$0.00, 41 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (134 reviews), #2 in > Short Reads > One hour (33-43 pages) > Literature & Fiction
The animals in our lives are often just angels in disguise.
Six-year-old Emily needs a miracle if she’s ever to walk again. Luckily, her protector angel refuses to leave her side. In fact, she comes to Emily as a golden retriever puppy named Lulu, so that she may stay close by as the little girl struggles through recovery.
Emily and Lulu quickly become inseparable, accomplishing together what everyone believed impossible. As the years pass, Emily grows into a strong young woman while Lulu simply grows old.
Will Emily lose her angel?
This special tale of friendship is sure to bring comfort and peace to anyone who has ever mourned the loss of a beloved pet.
| Aerenden: The Child Returns (Ærenden Book 1) |
by Kristen Taber
$0.00, 384 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (59 reviews), #20 in > Children's eBooks > Science Fiction, Fantasy & Scary Stories > Fantasy & Magic > Paranormal, Occult & Supernatural
Book 1 of the Ærenden Series
B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree
2014 Best Kindle Book Awards Finalist
Book 1 of the Ærenden series.
After witnessing her parents’ brutal murders at the hands of red-eyed creatures, seventeen-year-old Meaghan narrowly escapes the same fate. Her best friend, Nick, tells her the creatures are Mardróch. They come from another world and so does she. Now that the Mardróch have found her, she must return to her homeland of Ærenden or face death.
Left with little choice, she follows Nick into a strange world both similar to Earth and drastically different. Vines have the ability to attack. Monkeys freeze their victims with a glare. Men create bombs from thin air. Even Meaghan’s newly discovered empath power turns into a danger she can't control.
But control becomes the least of her worries once the Mardróch begin targeting her. When Nick confesses he knows the reason they want her, she learns the truth behind the kingdom’s fifteen-year civil war—a long-buried secret that could cost Meaghan her life.
| Bedtime Stories: A Wingless Angel (Baby Books, Pictures Book, Values, Children's Books, Book for kids, Preschool... |
by Alex Egorov
$0.00, 22 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (14 reviews), #9 in > Children's eBooks > Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths > Collections
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| The Royal Rogue |
by Elizabeth Carlton, Alicia Froelicher
$0.00, 366 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (17 reviews), #277 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy
A tale of forbidden romance, adventure, and unprecedented betrayal awaits you in The Royal Rogue. Let your heart pound to the rhythm of clashing swords and thundering hooves in this adrenaline fueled adventure.
Set within the fabled city of Nevaharday, the story begins with Jaycent Connor, a reluctant prince who refuses to assume his father's title after a mysterious illness took his parents lives. The lords of the land couldn't sway the prince to ascend the throne and assume his rightful place as ruler. The harder they tried, the farther the prince seemed to drift into a realm of apathy and solitude.
Then the nightmares began. Terrible, brutal dreams that crossed the threshold into reality as the prince found himself waking up to the wounds he had sustained in his sleep. Rest became impossible as the life of Nevaharday's only heir teetered in the balance. Healers were baffled, their remedies useless, so Prince Connor took matters into his own hands. He sought the help of an outlawed band of horse folk known as "the gypsies." Particularly, a green eyed beauty named Levee Tensley.
Together they unravel the truth. The prince was never ill. Neither were his parents. It all led back to the magic and lies of an illusionist bent on seizing his kingdom and extinguishing the Connor line. However, the more they uncover, the more they wonder: can they stop him? Or are their efforts too little, too late?
Whether you're a fantasy connoisseur, horse lover, or casual reader, Carlton's debut novel will have you enchanted from the first paragraph to the very last page. Her race of "horse folk" are original, charming, and so believable, they will pull you right into the story.
| Athens: Revisited |
by Corey Tomlinson
$0.00, 26 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (10 reviews), #38 in > Literature & Fiction > Mythology & Folk Tales > Mythology
Dr. Thomas O’Malley, a professor of ancient literature and cultures, has lived with the guilt of his wife’s death for years. Driven by his grief and belief that he is responsible for her passing, he turns to the antiquities that he holds so dear for the answer, and believes he’s found the key to traveling the streams of time. Will his journey to Athens reunite him with his long-lost love, or will the experience break his spirit and mind?
| Angels without Wings: Genesis of a Hero |
by Chris Smith
$0.00, 128 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (9 reviews), #22 in > Literature & Fiction > Religious & Inspirational Fiction > Christian > Fantasy
For God, we fight.
John Decker knows the words well. All of God’s angels do. The command began with the onset of the War for Sins, in days long past when Lucifer fell from God’s grace. For John, the words mean purging Earth from the filth of demons – all the while trying to lend a helping hand of faith to those in need.
As the world falls into the clutches of the War, John struggles to balance his passion for battle with the growing love he feels for Denise Gibson. Every frown and smile she sends his way draws him closer to the edge of uncertainty. Never letting his faith falter, he finds that Lucifer’s agent have slipped through the cracks of protection angels provide to God’s innocent people. With Denise’s help, he must fight to end the surge in the War for Sins.
| The Happy Prince and Other Tales (Xist Classics) |
by Oscar Wilde
$0.00, 66 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (121 reviews), #2 in > Literature & Fiction > Classics > Short Stories
Big Lessons to Be Learned for Both the Young and the Old
“Life is one fool thing after another whereas love is two fool things after each other.” - Oscar Wilde, The Happy Prince and Other Tales
The Happy Prince and Other Tales is a collection of fairy tales gathered by the great Oscar Wilde. At the end of each story, there is always a lesson to be learned on how to be compassionate and forgiving with your peers.
Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes
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| Sanctuary (Dominion Book 1) |
by Kris Kramer
$0.00, 290 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (22 reviews), #16 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Myths & Legends > Norse & Viking
Sanctuary is really a touching story of the human condition and what we are all capable of depending on the circumstances.
In 9th century Britain, chaos rules as kingdoms splinter, Vikings invade from all corners, and lives and fortunes are lost to those with the biggest sword and the smallest shreds of morality. When a young priest, Daniel, witnesses a lone warrior save his village from savage raiders, he believes he’s seen a miracle, and he follows the reclusive warrior on his mysterious trek across the island, hoping to find his own path in this brutal and unforgiving world.
Daniel’s journey takes him to places he’d long since left, forcing him to face his past, along with dour dwarves, canny druids, and an army of Viking warriors. When he meets a captive woman with strange abilities amongst the ruins of humanity's savage and unforgiving past, Daniel will face his true enemy, a powerful demon, who waits for his dominion over man to be complete.
The first book in the Dominion series.
Sanctuary, along with the rest of the Dominion series, pulls heavily from religion, legends, and the mythology of the time, shaping it to tell a new story of our own dark and tumultuous history. Christian fables, angels and demons, King Arthur and the stories of Camelot, norse gods, Viking and scandinavian legends, Celtic mythology, druidic rituals, elves, dwarves, the Otherworld - it all plays a part in this story of an unseen war between the gods. Get started now with part one of an epic historical fantasy adventure, and prepare yourself for a long and riveting tale!
| Hollenguard |
by S. Arthur Martin
$0.00, 305 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (16 reviews), #104 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Epic
The idyllic land of Valice has enjoyed a quiet existence for many centuries beneath the glow of the silver and gold rings that stretch across its sky. It is home to tall vistas and beautiful, green forests, and bordered by a great expanse of rolling mists called 'the veil.'
At the Inn at the Crossroads, Kamil helps to tend to the many varied patrons and wonders about the wide world that he has never seen. As autumn draws to a close, a boiling storm appears on the horizon and four strangers arrive with dark portents.
Kamil soon finds himself on a journey across the breadth of Valice and far beyond. But when he discovers that the world is being violently consumed behind him, his odyssey becomes a dangerous exodus to the ancient fortress where all of the roads in the land end:
The storied bastion of Hollenguard.
| Winters Storm |
by Tessa Ashworth
$0.00, 68 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #89 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > New Adult & College
The storms came early bringing more than snow and bitter cold. A young wife is faced with a choice to stay home as ordered or go out in search of her husband. No matter her decision no ending will be an acceptable one.
Her love and fear for her husband push her to make the only choice she can live, or die with. She saddles her horse and rides in to the nearby town in search of her love. The news she gets is none she ever wanted to receive. Her heart is heavy as she rushes home to pack for a journey that has the probability to change her happy life forever.
Traveling into the unknown she quickly learns it would have been better to obey her husband and stay home as he’d instructed. Now it is too late her fate is sealed when she is surrounded by the Shadow Men.
| The Temporary Wizard of Locklynn: An Yden Short Story (Yden Series) |
by Suzanne G. Rogers
$0.00, 64 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #10 in > Short Reads > 90 minutes (44-64 pages) > Teen & Young Adult
What does a newly-minted wizard have to do to get her first job?