New free Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Kindle books for 2017-12-17:

Witch at Heart (A Jinx Hamilton Mystery Book 1)
by Juliette Harper
$0.00, 236 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (372 reviews), #2 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > New Adult & College

Jinx just inherited a small-town shop, magical powers, and an unsolved murder case…

Jinx Hamilton is ready to trade in waitressing for becoming her own boss. The shop she inherits from her eccentric aunt in Briar Hollow, North Carolina seems like the perfect fit. As Jinx handles the enchanted inventory and the unruly clientele, she discovers her aunt also willed her magical powers without an instruction manual!

As if that weren’t enough, she’s forced to deal with four cats, several homeless ghosts, and a potential serial killer. With a little help from her best friend and a dreamy new neighbor, Jinx must keep the business afloat and the murderer at bay. And it’ll take more than clever bookkeeping and spellcasting to keep the store… and herself… from going under.

Witch at Heart is the first book in an enchanting series of cozy paranormal urban fantasy novels. If you like twisty mysteries, hilarious hijinks, and a dash of sweet romance, then you’ll love Juliette Harper’s cozy fantasy world.

Buy Witch at Heart for a spellbinding mix of mystery and magic today!

Trials of Magic (The Hundred Halls Book 1)
by Thomas K. Carpenter
$0.00, 316 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (36 reviews), #17 in > Children's eBooks > Science Fiction, Fantasy & Scary Stories > Fantasy & Magic > Coming of Age
There are exactly one hundred halls of magic to choose from. Ever since our parents were killed I knew exactly which hall was for me.

Aurelia "Aurie" Silverthorne is one of the best and brightest to ever apply to the Hundred Halls, the only magical university in the world. To be accepted, she must pass grueling trials that claim the lives of aspirants every year.

But more than her desire to practice magic is at stake.

Aurie's little sister has been courting powerful forces in hopes of protecting herself from the beings that killed their parents, but alliances come with complications. As things spiral out of control, and dangerous foes arise at every turn, Aurie knows the only way to protect her sister is to pass the trials—even if it means making a terrible sacrifice.

Fallen Ashes: Fated & Forbidden (The Guardians Series Book 1)
by T.F. Walsh
$0.00, 261 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (41 reviews), #1 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Myths & Legends > Greek & Roman
The last dragon shifter. A shadow assassin. Fated mates.

As the last dragon shifter, a target had been painted on Fallen long ago. But after being captured and magically tethered to an assassin who can kill her in an instant, time is running out. With the fate of an entire world at stake if she doesn't find her fated mate, Fallen must find a way to get out alive, with or without her unwanted companion...her incredibly sexy unwanted companion.

Exiled from the Kingdom and on a mission to save his stepfather from the queen's enemy, Saber's life is already a mess. As the queen's guardian, he never imagined that he'd be hexed into a mindless shadow assassin or worse, being kidnapped and mystically-bound to a hot blonde vixen who has a crazy obsession with fire. He has to find a way to get away, but Fallen isn't in the least being helpful with their escape plan. Can things get any worse?

Magically-bound, determined, and both fighting an undeniable attraction, can Saber and Fallen work together to free themselves and save their world? Can he convince Fallen that he's her soul mate? Or will time slip out of their grasp and all will be lost?

Part of the Fated & Forbidden Collection. Each book stands alone. Read about Allendra and the story that starts it all in The Challenge by Kallysten via instafreebie.

More by Fated and Forbidden authors:

The Challenge by Kallysten (prologue to the series)
Surrendering Saul by Holly Trent
Serena's Salvation by Crystal Dawn
Dragon's Cowboy by Rinelle Grey
Courting Fate by Cynthia Fox
Fire Brand by Kristen Strassel
Dark Burn by Decadent Kane
Lone Wolf by K.De Long
Untamed Heart by Kim Faulks
Blood Moon (conclusion) by Kallysten

The Chief: An Ian Dex Supernatural Short Story (Las Vegas Paranormal Police Department)
by John P. Logsdon, Christopher P. Young
$0.00, 51 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (17 reviews), #3 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Comedy

It's all fun and games until the day you get promoted.

Ian Dex was living the dream. He was a supernatural cop who worked from sundown to sunup, took down the bad guys, and got to play around with the ladies on his squad.

Too bad the good times don't last forever.

A fae by the name of Fay showed up and the wheels fell off. She'd gotten her hands on a mind-control device that promised to help her take over the city. Despite what you may have heard, it turns out that being subjected to the influence of a mind-control device isn't all that fun. Fortunately for Ian, there was something about his genetic makeup that gave him an edge.

Join the ride and learn how Ian Dex, officer extraordinaire, became the chief of the Las Vegas Paranormal Police Department. It not only changed his place in the department, it also put one hell of a damper on his sex life.

Ian Dex Supernatural Thriller eBook categories:
  • Dark Fantasy
  • Supernatural Thriller
  • Witches & Wizards
  • Urban Fantasy Thriller
  • Supernatural Shifter
  • Angels & Demons
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Paranormal and Urban Romance
  • Supernatural Mystery and Suspense
  • Vampires and Werewolves

Scattered Ashes (Ashes to Ashes Book 1)
by Annie Anderson
$0.00, 280 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (83 reviews), #28 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Metaphysical & Visionary
Aurelia Constantine is having a rough century.
On the run and plagued by visions of death she can never change, Aurelia has resigned herself to the reclusive nightmare her life has become. When the man who ruined her life just so happens to come to her rescue, she is forced to rely on him to survive.

Rhys Stevens is guilty. 
Murder. Betrayal. Treason. Take your pick; he's committed them all. On the path of redemption, he must beg for forgiveness from the one person he fought to save - the woman he has always loved.

Thrown together in the trenches of the coming war, they must work as a team to stop a monstrous puppet master from pulling their strings.

Ashes, ashes. We all fall down.
Get ready to burn.

Valkyrie's Vengeance: Loki's Wolves (Ragnarök: Doom of the Gods Book 1)
by Melissa Snark, M.S. MacKnight
$0.00, 138 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (95 reviews), #10 in > Literature & Fiction > Mythology & Folk Tales > Mythology
In an alternate earth where the ancient Norse gods rule, one woman's destiny will determine the fate of the world...

A thirty-year alliance that aligned wolves and hunters has shattered.
Victoria Storm leads a few surviving members of her pack in a desperate flight. As the only surviving child of their leaders, the she-wolf inherited the role of Alpha. The violent deaths of her parents and the man she loved left her devastated, and the lives of her followers depend on her decisions. Simple survival often conflicts with the demands of preserving her Norse heritage, so she must struggle to balance her duties as Freya's priestess and Odin's Valkyrie. When innocent children are abducted, she must set aside her differences and work with her worst enemy to rescue them.

136 pages. 1st Edition. Standalone novel.
Valkyrie's Vengeance was adapted from the short story "The Child Thief".

Discover this exciting Norse mythology urban fantasy series where the modern crosses over with mysticism in a setting similar to Neil Gaiman's American Gods or Jim Butcher's Dresden Files. Science & technology clash with sword & sorcery in action-filled plots replete with magical creatures: gods & goddesses, shapeshifters, ghosts, elves, vampires, and werewolves.

Important note for readers: This book is an adult urban fantasy set on an alternative modern earth ruled by the Norse gods and goddesses. It contains violence, swearing, and sexual themes. The romance in this series is "slow burn", and there is no sex in this particular novel. There is no cliffhanger ending. The story depicts events that take place approximately two months before the the next book in the series, Hunger Moon.

Suggested reading order:
#1. Valkyrie's Vengeance
#2. Hunger Moon
#3. Battle Cry
#4. Wolf's Cross
#5. Hunter's Mark (prequel)
#6. Fragile Gods (To be released)
#7. Blood Brothers (To be released)

DEAD AGAIN: Paranormal and Urban Fantasy (The Whistler Series Book 1)
by T.J. Garrett, Matt Taylor
$0.00, 402 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #130 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
Forced to come to terms with his wife's death, Daniel discovers he has an affinity with other-worldly creatures. With the help of a mysterious clairvoyant, Daniel attempts to use his new-found abilities to find his wife's killer.
However, all is not as it seems, and instead of finding answers, every twist and turn will lead Daniel to yet more questions.
Frustrated, Daniel asks his new friend for help.
Can he hold onto his sanity long enough to find the killer?

Living Legend
by J.W. Martin
$0.00, 357 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #322 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
Rory Stewart and Harvey Chase are the first two men to go to war over the Loch Ness Monster.

Rory has lived the last 30 years along the shore of Loch Ness. He stands vigilant as the self-appointed protector of a creature he can’t even be sure he’s ever seen.

Harvey is a man of considerable wealth and resources, whose favourite hobby is hunting down creatures of legend.

Having dealt with tourists, scientists and would-be hunters for three decades, Rory will have to use every trick he’s learned to protect the legend he loves when the fame-seeking Harvey Chase turns his attention on the fabled “Nessie”. If Rory loses it could mean the capture of a monster, or worse yet, proof that she never existed at all.

The Wolf in Her (Shifters of the Midnight Sun Book 1)
by Sadie Snow
$0.00, 164 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (17 reviews), #13 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
Rachel Radcliffe discovers more about herself than she'd ever known one night when a pair of huge wolves fight to the death in her front yard. She's spent her life not really knowing her own past but that's all about to change.

Nick Cloud is the alpha of the Denali pack, a group of shifters from the state of Alaska, and one of the wolves battling in her front yard. Rachel is his fated mate and she's marked for death by a crazed lone wolf who wants Denali for himself.

High stakes passionate shifter romance set against the wild backdrop of Alaska with hot alphas, sizzling passion between the sheets, and the fight between good versus evil.

For Mature readers!

Covenant of the Ark
by Daniel Syverson
$0.00, 633 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #33 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > International Mystery & Crime
Top 20 Kindle UK Int'l Crime! Mark McCulloch’s parents are found murdered in Phoenix, and for no apparent reason. A similar murder outside London leads that victim's granddaughter, Zara, to Mark, and with the help of a friend, a Vatican researcher and Phoenix detective, a series of clues begins to point to an object tied originally to the Ark of the Covenant and the involvement of the Knights Templar. The object is tied to the collapse of the walls in Jericho and to Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem, and eventually to the Nazi’s search for the occult. Eventually they discover a promise - a Covenant - to protect this object. The only thing certain is that there will be more deaths before the answer is found. But will trying to find this object solve their problems - or make them worse?

Harlow Whittaker & The Soothsayers
by Valerie Day-Sanchez
$0.00, 453 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (9 reviews), #33 in > Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
Nineteen year old Harlow Whittaker has always sensed that she was different. Being able to travel to different worlds while she slept was something that she didn’t share with anyone, not after the weird looks that her family gave her when they learned of her midnight excursions. After meeting her three appointed protectors however, she learns just how unique she actually is. According to the Archers her birth was foretold, her birthday marking the day that first Human Soothsayer was born. Her powers would supersede any other future seer and she would possess the ability to save the worlds. If she hopes to live long enough to actually help anyone she must abandon her world. Unable to say goodbye to her family or even tell them where she’s going, Harlow begins her voyage to Carnelian Comba where she will be united with fellow soothsayers and learn her true identity.

The Fear Place
by Joseph Parker
$0.00, 68 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #153 in > Short Reads > Two hours or more (65-100 pages) > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
“The Curtain. That’s what we call it. It’s the Curtain and when it falls, it doesn't move till dawn. When the first light hits the horizon everything opens up again. People can leave. People can come in. It ends. It only lasts the night. During the night, the people in this town either hunker down in their homes…or they change.” - Officer Mike Handlen

I want to be the first to welcome you to Morrisville, IN. It’s a lovely town, what some would call idyllic. Tonight, something happened in Morrisville. A trauma of some kind. Something to cause the Curtain. Officer Handlen and his ride-along must now try to find the cause and defuse it before the town tears itself apart.

VECTOR (The Weaver Series Book 3)
by Vaun Murphrey, Todd Barselow, Susan J Nix
$0.00, 498 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (14 reviews), #15 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Metaphysical & Visionary
Homecomings usually involve burgers, fries and apple pies but that's not on the menu for Cassandra and Silver. They're launched into assassination attempts, bar brawls, and relationship drama just in the first 24 hours. Can they protect everyone they love from all comers before it explodes in their face? Find out in VECTOR, Book Three of the Weaver Series.

The Equilibrist
by Andrew Salomon
$0.00, 305 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #80 in > Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Coming of Age
On the first night the Circus Basilisk spends outside the Northern England town of Kirkholme, aspiring tightwire performer Flynn Oakley finds out just how easily his hard-earned and well-balanced world can fall apart. Falsely accused of a monstrous crime and forced to flee from his adoptive home, Flynn becomes the first person to run away from the circus.
Finding himself hunted by a devious cabal formed by the candy butcher, a family of aerialists called The Flying Gremaldis and the sinister, crow-like Raffen, Flynn has to trust in unlikely alliances to try and save the only place he has ever called home.
And even though he has found shelter inside a subterranean network of tunnels and caverns under the nearby Bleaks – a desolate high moor on the other side of the fell that looms over the circus camp – something else also inhabits this netherworld, and Flynn is yet to discover if it is friend or foe.

The Intern (The Forbidden World Book 1)
by Garry Ocean
$0.00, 274 pages, 3.8 out of 5.0 (63 reviews), #2 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > First Contact
Distant future, inhabited space. Due to an accident and his own blunder, Nick Sobolev, an intern of the Space Courier Service, ends up on a mysterious planet tucked away in deep space. The planet is named Terrius and resembles Earth. At the site of his starship wreck, Nick meets local hunters. He follows them to the Forest and the City, hoping to find a way to communicate with Earth and to find out why the planet at the level of development of a feudal society is equipped with structures and devices capable of shooting down interstellar vehicles. The events unfold quickly and are full of unexpected turns. Nick finds himself deeply immersed in solving ancient secrets of the local civilization. To save his new friends, he has to participate in the brutal Ritual reminiscent of Earth’s ancient gladiator fights. This does not go unnoticed. Nick’s participation attracts attention of many powerful locals, all of whom have their own plans for the stranger they believe to have come from the wild steppe. Some want to kill him; others see in him the messiah from an ancient prophecy.

The Forbidden World book series is written in sci-fi/fantasy fusion, a genre gaining more and more popularity. In the books of this series, the readers will find a whole new world – planet Terrius with its wondrous flora and surprising wild fauna. Its rich social life is full of legends, myths, its own games of thrones, and stories of individuals who are either endowed with a mysterious Gift or cast a powerful wicked Spell by someone unknown.

Swan Cloud - Southern Swallow Book III (The Southern Swallow 3)
by Edward C. Patterson
$0.00, 492 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #2 in > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > Chinese
"We were like Swan Clouds, or so my master Li K’ai-men said, because for ten years we drifted from place to place - city to city - one temporary capital after another." Ten years has passed since The Nan Tu, Book II of the Southern Swallow series. The Sung court and government has settled at the great city of Lin-an and peace is sought with the invading Jurchen. The stage is set for one of the most infamous incidents in Chinese history, known as The Yueh Fei Affair - an intrigue, which casts our adventurers into the perils of the times.

Book III of the Southern Swallow series - Swan Cloud, like its predecessors (The Academician and The Nan Tu) is told by K'u Ko-ling, servant to the Grand Tutor, Li K'ai-men, who must forgo his obligated mourning period and set out on a diplomatic mission for the Emperor Kao - a mission fraught with political intrigue and treachery. Set on the broad canvas of Sung Dynasty China (12th Century), Swan Cloud is a tale of separation and sacrifice - injustice and intrigue. It represents a turning point in this saga for our hero and his band of spiritual warriors.

The Southern Swallow Series:

The Academician
The Nan Yu
Swan Cloud
The House of Green Waters
Vagrants Hallow

Related series - The Jade Owl:

The Jade Owl
The Third Peregrination
The Dragon's Pool
The People's Treasure
In the Shadow of Her Hem

The Faerie Legacy (Erahsil, Book 1)
by Mark A. Jones
$0.00, 362 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #53 in > Literature & Fiction > Contemporary Fiction > Fantasy
Phaedra Mallory's life was simple; a neurotic cat, good parents, and great friends. Then Tommy asks her to the prom and her entire world shifts. Literally. Without her permission, she's yanked to another world and branded the new Faerie Queen—just like her mother; except her mom wasn't any sort of queen, not now or ever.

Despite her protests, Phaedra undergoes testing to prove she really is the new queen. Most faeries are overjoyed with the discovery, but passing the tests could start a war. Loegaire, a faerie council member, hates humans ruling his world and swears to end her reign before it begins.

With the help of new friends, Phaedra plows ahead and hopes for the best. Gradually, she warms to the idea of being queen. But questions of going home, how her grandmother wasn't crazy, why her mother never said anything about it, and especially the prom, never leave her mind.

Her successes mounting, Loegaire moves against Phaedra with greater fury, desperate to rid his precious world of humans forever.

Take Me to Church
by Amy Cross
$0.00, 123 pages, 3.8 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #57 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror
On a desolate patch of land, far from any town and linked to the shore only by a rocky causeway, there stands an old wooden church that has been left empty for more than a century. No-one goes there anymore, but the church still has one forgotten purpose, and now it's about to get pressed back into service.

Rachel has just survived something horrific, something that left her with terrible injuries that will most likely kill her soon. She stood up against the darkest evil, and she averted a tragedy. Now, as death threatens its slow embrace, Rachel has been taken by her remaining disciples to the church, where she will either recover or die.

At least, that's what she hopes will happen.

For Rachel, the danger is still very real. Rachel is certain that she banished the evil during her final battle, but worries that other dark forces might yet be out for revenge. Hideously injured and on the verge of death, she's preparing to face the truth. And then, against her strictest orders, her helpers make one final mistake.

They bring a child to the church.

Take Me to Church is a horror novel about a woman who thought she'd defeated evil, but who now feels a dark force closing in, and about a child who ends up drawn into the heart of battle.

Tough Luck: An Irish Tough Guy Urban Fantasy (Saga of the Shamrock Samurai Book 1)
by Dean Floyd
$0.00, 48 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #7 in > Literature & Fiction > British > Short Stories

Portal Fantasy meets Urban Fantasy

The name’s Sean O’Farrel, and I’m supposed to be lucky. If you couldn’t tell by the name I’m Irish. Irish American that is. I’ve only had the bad kind of luck lately.

I’m just a normal high school graduate trying to figure out how to be an adult. In the meantime I’m juggling homework, a possible girlfriend, a screaming demon-lady, and a black wizard.

If I don’t figure out what this demon lady is and how to stop her she might not only kill me but my mom and little brother too. Luckily I’ve got a samurai sword, my dad’s old gun, and possibly a little magic…

For fans of...

  • The Junkyard Druid

  • The Sorcerer’s Scourge

  • The Rune Sight Chronicles

  • The Black Magic Outlaw

  • The Thrice Cursed Mage

  • Montague & Strong Case Files

  • Hellboy

  • Supernatural

  • The Iron Druid

  • The Dresden Files

Tough Luck is New Adult vigilante justice style story, flavored with Irish mythology, and wrapped in Urban Fantasy!

*This book is clean but contains scenes of tense action. The tone is humorous, feel-good fun, while dealing with serious matters.

Buy this supernatural thriller today!

Atlantis: The Visionary Continent: Volume 1 -- The Visionary Continent
by Melissa Wong
$0.00, 285 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #199 in > Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Coming of Age
A young woman is abducted under the cover of night, and wakes to
find herself in an unfamiliar room. She quickly learns that her existence
has been erased, and the only things she has left of her past are the clothes
on her back, and her uncle’s ring.

She is then told that she is on the mythical continent of Atlantis, and that
she was brought here for one singular purpose—to become its new Queen!

Trapped in an unfamiliar place and desperate to return to her own land,
she decides to bide her time until she can make her way back to her family.
However, the gods have other plans, and with the help of some unlikely
companions she will soon discover that there is a reason she was chosen...
a revelation that will change her life—and the fate of Atlantis—forever.

The New World
by Lexi Black
$0.00, 214 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #379 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Dystopian
People thought World War III was as bad as it could get. They were wrong. As the nuclear war intensifies, an event is triggered that reshapes the earth as we know it. With only a plateau of land mass left in existence those who survived must start again.

As the remnant of humanity struggles to rebuild in a strange new land, rumours of a terrifying secret about who is really controlling The New World emerge.

One group known as ‘The Saints’ secretly battle against a different, darker breed intent on controlling the New World.

Amongst an unwitting population, the real war for humanity has only just begun…

The Awakening: Part Two (The Lycan War Saga)
by Michael Timmins
$0.00, 248 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #22 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Dark Fantasy
The world is awakening

The monsters of myths and fairytales walk among us.

While Clint, Shae, Kat and Blain awaken to their powers, the others have too. Realizing that they are not like everyone else, and that they aren’t alone.

Samuel, who was once known as Syndor, has managed to survive all these years preparing for Kestrel’s spell and her arrival.
Five of the original eight bloodlines have awoken, but what of the others? How will their awakening happen?

Sylvanis continues to grow at a rapid rate, much to the bafflement of her parents, but her body recognizes the need and responds. Now, she must make a desperate gamble to call out to her Lycans, knowing Kestrel will be able to find her if she does.

Blood has been spilled already, but the war has only just begun!

Virtual: Can you be sure what's real?
by Amy Caudill
$0.00, 162 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #289 in > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Science Fiction
When Amanda Connor agreed to join her husband as a beta tester for a new virtual reality game, she only wanted to add some excitement to her life. She never imagined how deeply she would be attracted to this new world. She never anticipated how liberating it would be to play a character that was her idealized version of herself. She certainly never expected to face an unscrupulous mogul using a horrifying shortcut to create the perfect artificial intelligence, where the game's players pay the price.
This author's debut novella weaves a modern tale of good and evil, and the importance of standing up for one's self.

River Rule
by Ameeta Davis
$0.00, 257 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #183 in > Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Coming of Age
The jungle is closing in.
First it sends a welcoming party of parakeets.
Next, a garland of disembodied chicken parts.
Finally the tribesmen and their spears arrive demanding human trades of Avi and Una, the property developer’s firstborn grandchildren.
Twice before, the jungle tried to take Una when she took risks.
Twice Avi foiled their attempts.
This time he’s not there — yet she can feel him somewhere near.

River Rule is a dark, urban fantasy, which pivots precariously on the friendship between a boy and girl from different cultural
backgrounds. It deals with deceit and treachery, but it shows that, even when familial unconditional love is withdrawn, strength and kindness can be found elsewhere – even in a jungle

Unturned Stones (A Jack Barrett Mystery Book 1)
by Jerry A Young
$0.00, 444 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #257 in > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Science Fiction
What secrets did the UFO investigator take with him when he died on the Silver Bridge collapse in December of 1967? Thirty years later, is it already too late for the world to discover?
Jack Barrett is living the good life. Finally making enough from his detective novels to retire from his job as a homicide detective at the Columbus Police Department, he now lives in a lakefront cabin at Indian Lake. His neighbor is a beautiful former FBI agent now running the Wolf Island Inn, and their relationship is progressing nicely. Then he is invited to meet the beautiful Cassie, a singer/songwriter he's been a fan of for years when she comes to Ohio for a concert. So life just keeps getting better! That is, until a widow in his writers group gives him an old, unfinished manuscript her husband left her when he was killed in the Silver Bridge Collapse 30 years earlier. And a box of interview tapes. The content of which will threaten Jack and all he cares about with their very lives.
It seems the newly elected young President and his wife have a secret, and Jack is warned to leave it alone. But they don't know Jack, as it turns out, is a stone cold killer himself...

Harlow Whittaker & The End of Days (Harlow Whittaker Trilogy Book 3)
by Valerie Day-Sanchez, Windy Hills Editing
$0.00, 181 pages, 3.7 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #101 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror
After the identity of her opponent is revealed Harlow also discovers that she has been the victim of a conspiracy that was orchestrated by the Soothsayers Council. Feelings of betrayal run rampant as Hendrix learns that she was the only one of Harlow’s three appointed protectors that was unaware of the council’s rouse. As this all comes to a head Harlow is transported back to her father. Leaving the last remaining Archers, where for the first time find themselves divided. The worlds are continuing to deteriorate and their only hope has now joined the very person that is determined to annihilate the worlds. The Soothsayer’s Council now destroyed leaves the Archers free to choose their own fate. What will that fate be?

Crystal Anima (Crystal Bella Book 2)
by Marty Christopher
$0.00, 261 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #267 in > Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Coming of Age
Ethan returns 35 years after his death.

Ethan has little knowledge of his previous life, but he has faint memories that haunt him and the further he goes down his path the more he remembers. His mother and friends from his previous life are all here again. Fate brings them together to finish off where they left. Familiar places, similar faces, and they don’t remember either; but their previous times together make them connect instantly, without really knowing why.

We may forget, but we are destined to remember...

**** Part of a series but it's also a stand-alone book.

21st Century Orc
by Gregory Loui, Whitney Tsai
$0.00, 324 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #573 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
Gore has enough trouble as an orc in a prestigious elven college. Prejudices against the race of “darkness” still run strong. However, her estranged brother has come back, bringing debt and a world of pain and criminal dealings boiling to the surface. Gore should kick him out but to orcs, family comes before everything. And Gore’s brother is the only family she has on this side of the Blight.

That, and his debt is hers in the eyes of the gangs.

Gore's older brother enlists her into the Underground Grand Prix, a ride from dusk till dawn across the harshest desert known to orckind, to repay their debt. With the Magnum Orcus, Gore’s prized racing car, the siblings might have a slim shot but they will have to use every scrap of wit, knowledge and clinically-insane courage to even survive.

If Gore succeeds, her family is freed and she will have more money that she could ever dream of. If she fails… well, there won't be enough of her left to worry.

by Peter Tremayne
$0.00, 192 pages, 3.2 out of 5.0 (13 reviews), #27 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Alien Invasion
Nicor the mythical water demon…

The monsters straddled the bay, giant black rowers, spurring flame far into the tropical night. From the belly of each a long, sharp proboscis stabbed down into the sea bed…

Oil rigs. Slashing, whirling teeth biting greedily into the ocean floor, sucking deeply of its secrets. Secrets that should have remained forever buried in those peaceful waters.

Oscar Blumen, a drilling superintendent is working aboard one such oil rig - ES 127. A semi-submersible anchored in the Caribbean Sea.

His job, and the job of his fellow employees aboard the oil rig, is to drill a new hole…

For in those Caribbean depths lurked something beyond the feeble powers of man, an abomination that the oilmen's relentless probing would provoke into a violent frenzy of retribution and surging…

Amid murders, disappearances, police investigations and mysterious attacks on the oil rig itself, the crew must fight for their lives against a seemingly unreal and unbelievable monster…

Praise for Peter Tremayne

“Mesmeric stuff.” - The Times

“Tremayne is bloody good!” - Penthouse

“Peter Tremayne is established as one of Britain’s leading horror fantasy writers." - Retail Newsagent

“He brings to the writing of fantasy detail and dedication…scrupulous skill…” - Space Voyager

“Tremayne weaves no less engrossing tales than Edgar Allan Poe.” - Ashbury Park Press

Peter Tremayne is the fiction writing pseudonym of the Celtic scholar and author Peter Berresford Ellis. Peter Berresford Ellis is a historian, literary biographer and novelist who has published over 90 books to date under his own name and that of his pseudonyms Peter Tremayne and Peter MacAlan. He has also published 95 short stories. His non-fiction books, articles and academic papers have made him acknowledged as one of the foremost authorities on Celtic history and culture. Under his Tremayne pseudonym he is the author of the international bestselling Sister Fidelma Mystery series. His work has appeared in 25 languages.

by Ayn Rand
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Anthem is a dystopian fiction novella by Ayn Rand.

It takes place at some unspecified future date when mankind has entered another dark age. Technological advancement is now carefully planned and the concept of individuality has been eliminated.

Equality 7-2521, writing by candlelight in a tunnel under the earth, tells the story of his life up to that point. He exclusively uses plural pronoun(s) ("we", "our", "they") to refer to himself and others. He was raised like all children in his society, away from his parents in collective homes. Later, he realized that he was born with a "curse", that makes him learn quickly and ask many questions. He excelled at the Science of Things and dreamed of becoming a Scholar. However, a Council of Vocations assigns all people to their Life Mandate, and he was assigned to be a Street Sweeper.

Equality 7-2521 accepts his street sweeping assignment as penance for his "Transgression of Preference" in secretly desiring to be a Scholar. He works with Union 5-3992 and International 4-8818, who is Equality's only friend (which is another Transgression of Preference). He found an entrance to a tunnel in their assigned work area. Despite International's protests that any exploration unauthorized by a Council is forbidden, Equality entered the tunnel and found that it contains metal tracks. Equality realized that the tunnel is from the Unmentionable Times of the distant past. He began sneaking away from his community to use the tunnel as a laboratory for scientific experiments. He stole paper and is using it to write his journal. He is now 21 years old.

Around the World in 80 Days
by Jules Verne
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Around the World in 80 Days is a classic adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne.

In the story, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager (the approximate equivalent of £2 million in 2016) set by his friends at the Reform Club. It is one of Verne's most acclaimed works.

The story starts in London on Tuesday, 1 October, 1872.

Phileas Fogg is a rich British gentleman living in solitude. Despite his wealth, Fogg lives a modest life with habits carried out with mathematical precision. Very little can be said about his social life other than that he is a member of the Reform Club. Having dismissed his former valet, James Forster, for bringing him shaving water at 84 °F (29 °C) instead of 86 °F (30 °C), Fogg hires a Frenchman by the name of Jean Passepartout as a replacement.

At the Reform Club, Fogg gets involved in an argument over an article in The Daily Telegraph stating that with the opening of a new railway section in India, it is now possible to travel around the world in 80 days. He accepts a wager for £20,000 (equal to about £1.6 million in 2015) from his fellow club members to complete such a journey within this time period. With Monsieur Passepartout accompanying him, Fogg departs from London by train at 8:45 P.M. on 2 October; if he is to win the wager, then he will have to return to the club by this same time on 21 December, 80 days later.

Daddy Bear: Bear Protectors
by Ursula Maya
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The lone bear needs a mate. The wait is long and hard. He knows that he is the guardian of his line, the keeper of an ancient, proud heritage. For the line to go on, he needs a family to protect, a mate who can give him cubs. Without that, he has nothing but his duty.
He starts to think that fate will never find him ready, that for him it holds nothing better in store than fleeting and shallow connections with beautiful, vapid girls. Beautiful girls who spread themselves at his feet. Why fight them off? But afterward, every time he thinks, ‘Why bother?’
She had disappointments, she’s been around too many men who failed to value her curves or her care. Men too dumb to know how to worship her body and help unlock her potential.
The instant fate slings these two together, everything changes forever.
The moment he catches her scent on the air he knows her. Then, no matter what he does, he is there for her alone. And, however much they seem to be opposites, fate has decreed that she is his.
When these two finally connect, the strong, contained male who’s held in his rage and hurt, and the grounded, nurturing woman with so much to give, when fate knots the strands of their paths together, can they be ready to open up to the love that they’ve both missed for such a long, long time?

THESE THREE STORIES are emotionally explicit and vividly described. They may rip off your pants and they may pull your heart wide open. You have been warned. Three scorching, action-packed, standalone BBW shifter romances. Each one delivers a guaranteed HEA and no cliffhangers!

Love the book and story line that went with it and the end was good also!
A heartbreaking but sweet novella about second chances that ticked all my little boxes!
Nature has a way of bring out the beast/best of of us as you'll see in this story of Tawny and Dante.
Beautifully written and a page turner for sure.