| Ferdie and the Seven: Book One: When the Angels are Gone |
by Larry Buenafe
$0.00, 289 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #6 in > Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction > Visionary & Metaphysical
This is the first book in a new teen/young adult urban fantasy series!
Ferdie Shamley is struggling to recover from the brutal deaths of those most precious to him when he discovers he is one of The Seven, a group of humans gifted with supernatural abilities.
But he is not just one of The Seven, he is the ONE. His tragic life has formed him, sharpened him, while still in middle school in Bakersfield, California. His power has plunged him into a supernatural shadow world, where an enemy of earth-shattering power awaits...
To have any hope of surviving, he will need help, and it's a good thing he has it, in the form of dubious angels, sketchy demons, and best friend Marshall "Marsh-Dog" Nolan, a pint-sized computer genius with a giant 'fro.
Join Ferdie and friends on their harrowing journey as they try to stay alive long enough to defeat a supernatural enemy intent on death and destruction. If they fail, the world will fall, and the clock is ticking...
Fans of Harry Potter, The Vampire's Apprentice, and the Demonata series will love Ferdie and the Seven!
Dark, funny, sad, and exciting, When the Angels are Gone, is the first book in the Ferdie and the Seven teen/young adult urban fantasy series by Larry Buenafe.
| The Demon's Hunger (The Fay Morgan Chronicles Book 2) |
by Katherine Sparrow
$0.00, 157 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #12 in > Romance > Paranormal > Demons & Devils
In the second book of The Fay Morgan Chronicles, Morgan le Fay is on a well-deserved vacation with her long lost love, Merlin. It hastily ends when they learn that immortals are disappearing across the globe, including some of Morgan's friends.
Soon Morgan is hurled into a tangled intrigue of secrets and abductions as she and Merlin race across the world. They interrogate a clever A.I., exchange information with the Highlander, and test their wits against demons as they try to discover what is going on. All the while, Morgan must hide her own secret from Merlin regarding the terrible relic she possesses. As they hunt down the attacker, Morgan has the uncanny feeling that she will be the next target. Fans of the Dresden Files and the Twenty-sided Sorceress series should enjoy this second book of The Fay Morgan Chronicles.
| The Spirit Box (The Freelancers Book 1) |
by Lee Isserow
$0.00, 293 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #98 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Suspense > Paranormal
It's not a nightmare if you're awake...
Ana's grandmother has died in a horrific fashion.
Soon, she finds herself under assault by the same supernatural forces.
With nowhere else to turn to, Rafe, a low-level magical detective comes to her aid.
He's been tracking the creature, and the box that appears to draw it forth. Together, they set out to put an end to the malevolent fiend once and for all.
But all is not as it seems with the entity that's hunting Ana down.
Nor is all as it seems with Rafe, or Ana for that matter.
Everyone has secrets, and some secrets are powerful enough to kill.
The Spirit Box is a gripping, fast-paced urban fantasy thriller that will captivate fans of Neil Gaiman, Lev Grossman and Izzy Shows,
What readers are saying about The Circle series
"Lee has created characters that slide their way into your heart."
"Imaginative, creative and fast-paced"
"Calls out for a Hollywood treatment"
Titles in The Circle series
Shadowmancer (The Circle #1) - out now
The Spirit Box (The Freelancers #1) - May 2017
The Roving Death (The Freelancers #2) - May 2017
Spirited Words (The Freelancers #3) - June 2017
The Prince Of Darkness (The Freelancers #4) - July 2017
Snakeskin (The Freelancers #5) - August 2017
The Knowledge (The Circle #2)- September 2017
Red Rain (The Circle #3) - October 2017
Family Ties (The Circle #4) - November 2017
| The Mansion of Our Undressing (Heretics In Occupied Eden Book 4) |
by Kenneth Alan Moe
$0.00, 326 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #42 in > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Metaphysical
Since childhood, Henry had wanted to be a nudist but never dared doing it.
During a mid-life crisis, the shy high school English teacher sought to fulfill
his dream of living without clothes by impulsively buying a reputedly haunted
house in a remote part of Arizona’s Verde Valley. But how is he going to
explain this to his family?
Amidst his nude idyll, Henry picks up extrasensory signals in certain parts of
the house, signals of great joy mingled with deep sadness. Captivated by male
and female auras radiating in various rooms, he seeks to discover their identities.
Unknown to Henry, two bloody deaths occurred at the mansion a century
earlier. Will his intuitive powers be enough for him to unravel this tragic
mystery? And what should he make of the abandoned Indian sweat lodge in
the woods to the east? Members of the nearby Yavapai Tribe, amused by
Henry’s naturism, provide him information about the sweat lodge and the
eccentric millionaire who built the mansion.
This companion novel to the Heretics in Occupied Eden series has new
characters plus a few familiar old ones in supporting roles. It can be enjoyed
independently of the earlier books but offers more riches to those who have
| The Second Son (Legend of the White Werewolf Book 2) |
by Crystal Dawn, Eagle Eye Covers, Eagle Editing
$0.00, 238 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #47 in > Romance > Fantasy
Matt was Ariel's second son. He was the responsible one that was always ready to help. Now he had choices to make about his future. Would he pursue the she-wolf he was drawn to or would he let her go? If he didn;t decide soon, the choice would be out of his hands.
| The Unleashed Creation: The Clan-Vampire Clash: A Prequel |
by Betsy Flak
$0.00, 75 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #1 in > Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Wizards & Witches
Fire brings death. Fire breathes life.
Duncan lives in a world where it's kill or be killed, whether that's by his vampire allies or by the Clan's vampire hunters. But he wants something more. He wants freedom. When he stumbles across a rogue fire witch that the Clan has left to die, he knows it's his chance. If he can persuade her to switch sides, together they can unite the vampires and destroy the Clan itself. There's just one catch:
Can Duncan convince the witch before she kills him?
The Unleashed Creation is a stand-alone prequel novelette to the upcoming The Clan-Vampire Clash, a series of YA paranormal fantasy novels. If you like sinister villains, complicated superheroes, and supernatural suspense, then you'll love Betsy Flak's magical new series.
Check out The Unleashed Creation today!
| The Fourth Door (The Obedience Series Book 1) |
by J.D. Morganne
$0.00, 296 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #154 in > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Fantasy
Jaxon has survived the only way he has known, by being obedient. His world is littered with soldiers who keep the citizens of Obedience & Fire in order. Obedience is Peace. They praise the same God, eat the same food and wear the same clothes. Obedience is Peace. This is all he knows. This is all he is. Obedience is Peace.
In Obedience four doors tower over the city. Three of them are closed and locked. The fourth door is always open. No one is allowed in and it has to be guarded twenty-four-seven to make sure nothing gets out. There are rumors of wars that killed everything inside, rumors of famine and disease. Jaxon knows that rumors are just rumors. Something lives in the land of door four.
He is nearly killed when he is accused of a terrible crime and thrown inside the fourth door to die. What he finds inside isn't frightening or evil, but could actually help him get back home.
| Odd Behaviors: A Rephaim: Bloodlines Short Story |
by J.S. Menefee, Dennis Doty
$0.00, 36 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #46 in > Short Reads > One hour (33-43 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
Alan thought Iraq was bad... At least in Iraq, he knew who was shooting.
Working private security in Philly was supposed to be a cake walk compared to the Sandbox, but Alan quickly learns it isn't all noise complaints and parking violations. Something is going on, something odd--and possibly fatal. Now he has to flee for his life and his freedom--but can he find out who is behind it all, before it's too late?
You should read this short story because you love Paranormal Urban Fantasy, strange happenings, mysteries, action, and thrilling skullduggery!
| Cowboy Dragon (Dragon Isle Book 7) |
by Sophie Stern
$0.00, 114 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #34 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
Colton knows a lot about ranching, but not a lot about love.
He doesn't want to go to Dragon Isle, but when his childhood friend calls in a favor, he doesn't have a choice.
So he goes.
When Colton is greeted at the Nellenston harbor by a little human who begs him to take her along, he knows he's in for an adventure he hadn't planned on. Still, the woman is soft, sweet, and entirely too good for him.
Will he find out her reason for coming to Dragon Isle before it's too late?
Will he be able to save her before he loses himself?
| Dreamer's Syndrome: Into the New World |
by Mark Bousquet
$0.00, 384 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #218 in > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Fantasy
What did you want to be when you grew up?
For Austin McNamara and Kelly Reed, childhood dreams of piracy and royalty had been left behind with action figures and coloring books. They were adults now, young professionals growing comfortable together.
And then one day they wake up and the entire world is changed. Austin is a pirate. Kelly is a princess. Angels are managing the world. And God ... God is lost and His children are left to fend for themselves.
What happens to a world when everyone has suddenly become their childhood dream? What does it mean for contemporary man to be given the freedom to act like a pirate? Morals are put to the test as human and angel alike adjust to the New World, which looks cobbled together from the myths and legends of the Old.
Through it all, there is one question that dominates the world: Where has God gone and why doesn't He want to be found?
Journey with Austin and Kelly into the New World. Explore an America where childhood fantasies have been given form, and discover why dreams are far more dangerous when they happen in the light of day.
| Weird Kingdom |
by Gigi Rooks, Ollie Pickering
$0.00, 241 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #233 in > Children's eBooks > Science Fiction, Fantasy & Scary Stories > Fantasy & Magic
When Myka’s parents get divorced, life almost makes her follow the usual route of passive acceptance and depression. The Multiverse, however, gets in the way when it intervenes in a spot of bother in the universe next door.
Myka is introduced to a troubled desert-kingdom, and a host of animals with an unusual talent.
Events live Myka’s life, until circumstances demand that she act – and so take control.
A story of acceptance, discovery and a very naughty cat. . .
Gigi Rooks is a writer who lives in many different countries, some of them quite dangerous, and she hopes she is not dead by the time you read this. This is her first novel.
| Running Bear (Wounded Warriors Book 1) |
by Kit Tunstall
$0.00, 194 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (56 reviews), #3 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
When Wyatt turns his back on the world—and her—Gillian knows he’s hurting and needs time to recover from whatever wounds were inflicted on his bear by the military. He reluctantly accepts her help as they flee from a secret group sent to eliminate the shifter-soldiers involved in a black-ops experiment, though he’s determined to maintain an emotional distance from her. But bears mate for life, and his human mate is just as stubborn as he is. Nothing could hurt her more than losing him, and she's just the one to help her wounded warrior move from the past and into the future—if they have a future…
| Never Pick On a Jaguar Princess: (Book 1) (The Jaguar Princess Rules) |
by T. Lynn Odom
$0.00, 115 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #118 in > Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
Fifteen year-old Juli Perry is new at Onca Lake High School. That’s tough enough without being unexpectedly orphaned, moving to the old family farm…and growing new freckles that aren’t really freckles. Juli has to adjust to more than she expected. You see, Juli is a shapeshifter—and not just any old shape-shifter. She’s a jaguar princess.
She can run like the wind, see farther than anyone she knows, and hear even the softest whisper. Oh, and she might be clairvoyant, too. All that is cool enough but there are features of shifting that aren’t so cool. Those freckles are really furry spots that itch like crazy, her toenails grow so fast they tear up her socks, and her hair…well, that golden-brown shade would be nice if it would stay instead of coming and going with her mood.
The freshman just wants to make a friend or two so she goes out for the track team. But the Track Pack has other ideas. A clique of four other teens who try to rule the school, they mercilessly pick on Juli until someone—or something—decides to protect the jaguar princess. Such protection, the Track Pack quickly discovers, can be dangerous.
| Summoned (The Brazil Werewolf Series Book 2) |
by Amanda K. Dudley-Penn
$0.00, 156 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #124 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
Unloved by her mother and persued to the point of lunacy by the evil father she has never met, eighteen year old Lilly Hawker is relieved to be traveling to Timbly Mountain, Colorado where she may be loved and protected by her new family. Sadly, her dreams are shattered when secrets are revealed and her father’s insistant persual of her take a dangerous turn. She is forced to put her trust in Marco Brazil, a man she barely knows but is expected to marry but with her transition into a werewolf looming and her father threatening the lives of everyone around her, how can she put her trust in anyone when so many have let her down?
| Cursed by the Gods (The Sphinx Book 1) |
by Raye Wagner
$0.00, 412 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (328 reviews), #1 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
Hope has a deadly secret…
Hope has spent her entire life on the run, but no one is chasing her. In fact, no one even knows she exists. And she’ll have to keep it that way. It’s safer.
Even though mortals think the gods have disappeared, Olympus still rules. Demigods are elite hunters, who track and kill monsters. And shadow-demons from the Underworld prey on immortals, stealing their souls for Hades.
When tragedy destroys the only security she’s ever known, Hope’s life shatters. Is it the fulfillment of Apollo’s curse, or is she being hunted?
Forced to hide, alone this time, Hope pretends to be mortal. She’ll do whatever it takes to keep her secret safe— and her heart protected. But when Athan arrives, her world is turned upside down.
With gods, demigods, and demons closing in, how long can a monster stay hidden in plain sight?
Join Hope on her unforgettable journey to discover what it means to live and her daring fight to break Apollo’s curse. *Previously released as Curse of the Sphinx. New covers pending for the rest of the series*
Perfect for readers who love the adventure and romance of Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments and the mythology of Rick Riordan's Trials of Apollo. The Sphinx series is filled with Greek gods, monsters, demigods, action and romance. It challenges teenage concepts of fate, true love, and what defines courage and heroes. This series is perfect for teens or young adults at heart.
"This book is AMAZING! I read it everywhere. It is the perfect mixture of young love, survival, and mythology."
- DELUXE, Amazon reviewer ★★★★★
"The story is addicting and emotionally engaging. I found that I was invested in the extremely well developed characters and and the complex plot. I could not put the book down."
- Hannah, The Not So Public Library ★★★★★
"I can't explain how much I loved this book! I've been really wanting more Greek mythology ever since my obsession with the Percy Jackson series and this did not disappoint!"
-Britt, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★
| Rival Love (The Blue Falls Series Book 1) |
by Amelia Wilson
$0.00, 973 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (40 reviews), #22 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Dark Fantasy
What’s a girl to do when her werebear husband is slain and a war is brewing between two clans? Run away with the man who killed him, of course.
This is a standalone of about 180 pages with a Happily Ever After ending and No cliffhanger. This book also contains several additional bonus stories to enjoy!
Lily didn’t love Harold Spencer, leader of the werebear clan. He was a consequence of her thief father making the clan mad. She married him to keep the peace that had existed between humans and werebears in their small town for years. Now he’s been killed by a rival clan and as his human wife she’s in danger.
When his very handsome killer Jeremy offers her protection because he doesn’t want to leave her in the cold, she accepts. Now she’s caught in the middle of another battle with her late husband’s brother, the man who killed him, and two sets of werebears ready to go into an epic war where no one is safe.
Things are not what they seem and it’s up to Lily to figure out who killed Harold before war breaks out. Who will she choose to spend her life with if she’s successful when she has to choose between the dashing rival rouge and the loyal brother of her fallen husband?
WARNING: THIS BOOK CONTAINS GRAPHIC SCENES OF A SEXUAL NATURE AND IS NOT INTENDED FOR READERS UNDER 18.
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| Shadow Hunters (Shadow Hunters Trilogy Book 1) |
by E.J. King
$0.00, 252 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #195 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
Alex Garretty is forced to start over– new town, new school, and new name. This much she knows. It's what she doesn't know that could destroy her.
Alex is yanked from her home in the middle of the night. Her entire family is moved across country and given new identities. Just when she thinks it can't get any worse, she meets Daniel– her mysterious, charming classmate. It isn't long before she learns that she isn't the only one keeping a big secret, but Daniel's secret could cost Alex her life.
When a visitor from her past arrives in town, Alex must quickly learn who she can trust. As she discovers the truth about her destiny, Alex must find a way to accept it and even more importantly, a way to survive.
***Shadow Hunters was previously released as The Shadows under the pen-name H.J. Keane
| Wolf Land Book One: Bluebells |
by Fiona McShane
$0.00, 182 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (14 reviews), #2 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Myths & Legends
***Book Two is 99c for a short time only***
Ireland 1652During the spring festival of Bealtaine, Sorcha Moore shares a kiss with Rory Farrell, a kiss that makes bluebells spring up beneath their feet ...
The very next day, Rory leaves Wolf Wood. Has he really gone to Dublin, or is he closer than Sorcha thinks?
The year is 1652. Ireland is known as Wolf Land. Oliver Cromwell's army has arrived. Properties will be seized. Land will be cleared. Wolves will be destroyed.
But in the small village of Wolf Wood, Cromwell's men face far worse enemies than in the rest of the country. The wolves here are bigger, stronger, more intelligent. Could these wolves be forming an army of their own?
| Urban Fairytales - 1, 2 & 3 Starter Bundle |
by Erik Schubach
$0.00, 419 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #7 in > Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy
This book bundle features books one, two, and three in the Urban Fairytales series. Red Hood: The Hunt, Snow: The White Crow, and Ella: Cinders and Ash.
Red Hood: The Hunt
A third of the world's population are cursed to become werewolves on the full moon, and walled cities like Seattle protect the Clean Bloods. People like Detective Daria McQueen protect the gates of the city to stand against the packs of wolves, three nights a month.
When Daria discovers a breach in the wall while on her patrol, and saves a family from infection by three hungry wolves. Daria herself is saved by a Wolf Hunter she had believed to be nothing but an urban legend, the Red Hood, Maireni Damaschin. The mysterious woman in a red cloak seems to possess inhuman abilities.
Daria and Maireni find themselves caught in a tangled web of deception that goes back centuries, which could spell the end to Clean Bloods and throw the world into servitude.
Snow: The White Crow
When people are in need of locating or rescue outside of the walled cities in a werewolf infested world. Gretta Snow, Recovery Specialist and Wolf Hunter, is the woman to call.
Her ability with weapons and combat are just as formidable as Her magics and supernatural connection to nature.
After saving a boy from a kidnapping outside of Seattle, she finds herself caught up in a plot by the Alpha wolves to protect their own power.
With Rachel, the woman she loves, she stands with the Red Hood and her hellhound against some of the darkest gypsy witches the world has seen in centuries.
Ella: Cinders and Ash
Drawn to Seattle by the pull of black magics, Ella brings her wrath. A trail of blood and violence left in her wake.
By chance, Parker Devareau, meets Ella while rushing home to get behind the safety of her Full Moon Bars on a full moon night. Parker can see, hear and feel things that no ordinary person can.
When Ella saves Parker from a breach of the protective city walls caused by the druids, Parker sees something beyond the impression of a schizophrenic with multiple personalities who is constantly talking to someone who is not there. And the truth breaks her heart.
The women stand together with the Red Hood and Gretta Snow to save the people of the city who perceive them all as monsters.
| Tressa's Treasures (The King's Jewel Book 1) |
by Belinda M Gordon
$0.00, 409 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (46 reviews), #13 in > Romance > Fantasy
Her identity is secret. Her destiny is incredible.
Tressa is a fae in hiding. Unable to fulfill her transcendent role in an ancient prophecy, she hides on her grandmother's estate in the Pocono Mountains. Tressa is content to work in her small shop and fake her humanity, but she knew she couldn't stay hidden forever.
When she uses her powers to protect a friend, strange things begin to happen all around her. The Unseelie are nearby, the enemy of Tressa's people, and they're coming for her. As the dark fae come closer, Tressa must use the powers she's hidden for so long to keep the people she loves alive.
Tressa's Treasures is the first book in a fantasy series based on Celtic mythology with a twist. If you like engaging plots, grownup love stories, and twists and turns, then you'll love Belinda Gordon's unique twist on faerykind. Although a first in series this book is a complete story and enjoyable on its own.
Buy Tressa's Treasures to see a faery find her destiny today!
| Werewolf in hiding: A Dana Carlton Novella |
by Raven Black
$0.00, 56 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #418 in > Short Reads > 90 minutes (44-64 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
Dana Carlton lives a quiet life in the middle of nowhere and spends her time reading by the fire, hiking in the woods and killing people with her magic for money. But when her father calls her one night to ask for a favor, her whole world is turned upside down, and suddenly her private sanctuary is invaded by the handsome and secretive Erik. When a common enemy is at the front door, Dana and Erik has to fight for their lives, but surviving comes with a steep price tag.
Fast paced, and filled with darkness, Werewolf in hiding shows the gray area between good and evil, between black and white. A story where there is no real heroes, only survivors and those who die.
| Private Eye: Cameron Caldwell Mystery |
by Jason Deas, Mary Metcalfe
$0.00, 256 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (40 reviews), #7 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Suspense > Paranormal > Psychics
Ex-cop Cameron Caldwell swears he’ll never work for a police department again. But, after getting a DUI in his police cruiser it isn’t really an issue. The real issue now is staying alive. Cameron knows secrets that could cost him his life and flees to what he hopes is a quiet mountain retreat. Launching a detective agency in the town of Miner’s Bluff, he unknowingly stumbles into a world of murder, moonshine, shifty characters, and even deeper secrets.
But the biggest secret belongs to him. It’s the cornerstone of all his troubles. Cam can look into another’s eyes and see their darkest sin—their most evil act. And it’s beginning to take a toll on his sanity.
The murder investigations of his past and present collide as Cam tries to keep his life from unraveling and his eyes from tearing him apart.
| Scintillate (Scintillate Series Book 1) |
by Karen Tjebben
$0.00, 291 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (21 reviews), #250 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
Kate Archer is instantly drawn to Nick, the new boy at school. He's handsome, smart, and interested in her - perhaps a little too interested according to Kate's brother. And it's a good thing Nick is interested, or Kate would have died the night of the football game. Sure, Nick rescued Kate, but he can't stop the inevitable. Kate is changing; she just doesn't know it. She can't explain the visions and sensations affecting her body, but she can enjoy the pleasure of Nick's kiss - that is, until she learns the real reason he is with her. Betrayed by her genetics, Kate begins a metamorphosis that forces her to confront an unseen reality and claim her true destiny.
| Strange Air (a bone-chilling Victorian railway adventure) |
by Tom Brown
$0.00, 352 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #57 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Historical
About the book
'What a peculiar and wonderful novel Strange Air is . . . ingenious and gripping.’ (Matt Brown, Londonist)
It is the mid-19th century, and London is crying out for a cure to the congestion on its streets. Knowing that some kind of underground railway will provide the solution, civil engineer Thomas Webster Rammell fights against the odds to realise his dream of an air-powered ‘pneumatic railway’ - saving his fellow citizens from the unthinkable horrors of subterranean steam trains. Meanwhile, in present-day London, ex-tube driver Eric walks amid the ruins of the old Crystal Palace. It's a strange, ghostly place, and gets stranger still when he is attacked by a vengeful skeleton, lurking in a buried Victorian railway carriage.
Based on several years of meticulous research, Strange Air interweaves the true tale of one of the Victorians' most fantastic inventions with the fate of the Crystal Palace in South London. An exhilarating blend of railway history, science fiction and urban fantasy, the novel reveals how close one man came to changing the history of London's public transport - and exposes the truth behind the fiery demise of Joseph Paxton’s once-mighty 'people's Palace'. It is essential reading for anyone fascinated by the history of the Crystal Palace - and for fans of mind-boggling Victorian railway history . . .
‘A true page-turner, whose ultimate outcome is as unpredictable as a blindfolded interchange at Earl's Court.’ (Londonist)
The world's first Airpunk novel
Strange Air dates back to 2008, when Tom Brown went for a walk with his girlfriend in Crystal Palace Park. 'I take it you know about the skeletons,' she said. 'Buried in a tunnel. Trapped in a Victorian railway carriage.' 'What?' he exclaimed. 'Oh yes,' she said casually. 'People have seen them, apparently.'
Tom dashed home and went straight on the internet. In 1978, a local resident said she had indeed seen the skeletons - the rumours were true! - and it was all tied up with a bizarre 'pneumatic railway' trial that took place in the grounds of the Crystal Palace in 1864.
A railway powered by air? In Crystal Palace? It sounded like the stuff of fiction, so Tom went looking for a book about it. A Steampunk kind of thing. Something rich in detail, atmosphere and imagination, but with a solid base of historical accuracy. Alas, he couldn't find the book he wanted - so he had to write it himself.
The result is the world's first Airpunk novel: a macabre horror-comedy which chronicles a century-and-a-half of Crystal Palace Park history, while simultaneously hurtling down a little-explored siding of Victorian railway history. Effortlessly fusing meticulous research with gold-standard urban myth, Strange Air is a tale of grand ideas in the grandest of cities.
From the book
'I heaved in a gasp of horror and astonishment. For what I was looking at was no animal; it was no living thing at all. The whiteness was the white of bone, and the bone belonged to a human hand: a skeleton's hand, glowing in the mist above a slender wrist, all of a piece, functioning together, yet with nothing between each bone. No ligaments, no tendons, no muscle: just air.'
| Call of the Conjurer |
by Ryan Grimbly
$0.00, 410 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #474 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror
In the shadows,
Just out of sight,
A hidden army fights a secret war.
In the autumn of 2003, a few remarkable young soldiers from across the world are brought together. Each has a special gift, and they are to be initiated into a world of magical combat. Among them are physics, witches, and elemental manipulators.
And Ace Mcdagger; a British Soldier with no idea what he can do, but a clear penchant for battle and surviving improbable situations.
Captain Calbert Mason is a Conjurer; one who can summon and control monsters from the realms beyond. His task is to train these soldiers; to prepare them to face the constant threat of the other worlds, and ensure their safety throughout the training programme.
As Mason confronts a literal, vengeful ghost from his past, the recruits must tackle their own challenges; their new powers and place in the world, and question the reality of the situation. What is the threat they face? And who or what is the secret organisation which now employs them?
Call of the Conjurer is a modern day fantasy fusing magic, science and the military, exploring the lives of young and veteran soldiers, the new experiences they share; the enjoyment and darkness, the meetings, partings, romance, horror, mystery of life and the severity of war.
| A Lying Witch Book One |
by Odette C. Bell
$0.00, 223 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #393 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
Chi McLane likes to lie. It's part of her job. She's a fortuneteller and will happily lie about your future for a fee.
Then she encounters a problem. She's just inherited her grandmother's house. That's not so bad, right? Wrong. Because the house comes with a book, and the book comes with a curse.
Suddenly Chi finds herself thrust into the gritty world of a seer. Yeah, because magic exists, and it ain't pretty.
Oh, and there's another problem. One with broad shoulders, a deep Scottish accent, and a killer smile. Turns out he's her magical bodyguard, and he's here to stay.
Chi is pushed into a realm of violent magic, petty lies, and a curse that will haunt her until the day she dies.
A Lying Witch is a four-book series sure to please fans of Odette C. Bell's The Enchanted Writes. All four books and a Complete Series Box set are currently available.
| Blood Magic (The Mage's Daughter Book 1) |
by S.A. Beck
$0.00, 310 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #79 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Superhero
Demons, rogue angels, and corrupt agents from the Ministry of Occult Affairs... Can a teenage girl save the world?
When Ines Salgado woke up for school, she never dreamed she’d have to kill a demon in her own kitchen. Her family is gone, and a handsome angel named Rumiel has fallen down to earth outside her door.
Her parents and little brother are mages, humans with magical powers, while Ines is not. She learns from Rumiel that The Barrier of Mercy, the protective shield between Heaven and Hell, has been broken. Chaos erupts all over London. She only has the gorgeous blond angel and her best friend, Damon, who has secrets of his own, to figure out what’s going on and to find her family.
Soon they are dodging the wrath of demons, rebel angels, and deadly agents from the Ministry of Occult Affairs…
Book 1 in the The Mage’s Daughter Trilogy.
Book 1: Blood Magic
Book 2: Angel Magic
Book 3: Demon Magic
| Christmas Visitor |
by Edward Drobinski
$0.00, 57 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #298 in > Short Reads > 90 minutes (44-64 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
An elderly drunkard is visited by an angel or messenger. She teaches him how to perform magic and he imparts this to the children.
| Guiding Light (Awakening: Fractured Memories Book 1) |
by A. Dalcourt
$0.00, 27 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #191 in > Short Reads > 45 minutes (22-32 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
Guiding Light is an 8,000 word short story.
Demon attacks have long since been the scapegoat for murders, disappearances, and other dark plans. When the village of Mountain Crest starts to show disturbing trends, similar to the events that lead to the annihilation of a small border town and the death of exiled Hunter Alexander Daamon, his daughter, currently an apprentice demon hunter, is sent in to investigate.
As Astral delves deeper into monastery's secret catacombs, she uncovers a breach in the veil separating the living from the dead where foul magic uses the spirits as fuel to open a rift into the pits of Hell. Are these signs just a coincidence? Or is the Red Order responsible for unleashing the demon legions threatening humanity's survival?
| Night for the Gargoyles |
by M. K. Theodoratus
$0.00, 12 pages, 3.9 out of 5.0 (10 reviews), #63 in > Children's eBooks > Science Fiction, Fantasy & Scary Stories > Scary Stories
Night for the Gargoyles -- A Story Combining Magic with Reality!
Gillen's dilemma. Who to fight? The Demons overrunning the city or Orvil, the rival lusting for his position.
The four gargoyles guarding Trebridge are outnumbered by a growing number of demons. Gillen, their leader, is caught between fighting Demons and the schemes of Orvil to replace him. He tries patience with the plotting Orvil and asks the Angeli for reinforcements. Will help come in time?
A free short story set in a world where reality plays with magic. Read the short story that inspired There Be Demons, coming out in September 17.
| Crystal and the Damned: Possession |
by Audrey Burggraf
$0.00, 188 pages, 3.9 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #598 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
Romantic, supernatural, and erotic, Crystal and the Damned will have readers holding their breath until the very last page.
Volume 1, Possession: Crystal, a nineteen-year-old college student, is kidnapped. She then discovers that she is part of the mysterious cult of the Damned, made up of creatures that look human but have magical powers.
Forcibly Damned, Crystal tries to somehow adapt to her new life and to learn how to fight and use magic. Aided by her protectors and friends, the five Paladines, the young woman must confront the evil members of the Damned, rebels who want to kill her and take her powers for themselves.
In spite of her destiny and the threats against her, Crystal tries above all to seduce handsome Falada, the Paladin with whom she is desperately in love but who continues to resist her. Before long, however, fear catches up with her when she is stalked by Prince Dimitri, the most terrifying of the all the evil members of the Damned.
Thus begins a confusing, dangerous and sensual game between Crystal and Dimitri…
| Insatiable (A Mermaid's Curse Book 1) |
by Daniele Lanzarotta
$0.00, 195 pages, 3.8 out of 5.0 (58 reviews), #491 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
Arianna always felt like she didn’t belong in the world where she was born. Ever since she was little, she used to hide behind the rocks in the sea, and watch the human family who spent their summers on that island. Over the years, there was nothing she wished more than to be like them, especially so she could get close to Blake, the human boy who she saw turn into a troubled teenager and then, an unhappy man.
Once her dad grew tired of her dreams and hopes for a reality that is not her own, Arianna is thrown into an arranged marriage, and her only way out of it is to make a deal with the power-hungry man who will give her everything that she has ever dreamed of. Dreams that turn into nightmares as she watches Blake’s world fall apart, because of her and Blake’s inability to control their desires for one another.
Due to sexual content and language, this book is recommended for 17+