| Resting Witch Face (Paranormal Cozy Mystery) (The Witches of Madison County Book 1) |
by Hazel Hendrix
$0.00, 270 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (65 reviews), #7 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Cozy > Crafts & Hobbies
A town full of witches that can’t keep a secret. A mysterious murder that threatens to expose their way of life to the world.
Flower farmer and average witch Gemma Iren has a big problem: a dead body. At first she thought it was a ghost, of course. Those are commonplace in Dewdrop, her magical hometown. Good luck explaining that to the police when they ask her why she didn’t call to report the suspicious death.
The witches of Madison County don’t bat an eye when a dead boy turns up near the town square. Why would they? Not a single male family member has made it out of his twenties in countless generations. Her cousins briefly speculate about evil fairies and werewolves that may have killed him before their attention moves on to an upcoming annual celebration. Gemma doesn’t have that luxury. She’s a murder suspect now, with a mandate from beyond the grave to solve the crime.
To make things worse, Dewdrop is overrun by tourists eager to rediscover their magical roots. Gemma already has enough cousins as it is! She’s related to everyone in town. And these witches are in hysterics about the clueless strangers who found their names on some annoying genealogy website listing the descendants of the family matriarch. Her ghost is scheduled to visit and bless the town, but this year Grandma is not very happy.
Now it’s up to Gemma to solve a murder, appease an angry spirit, and convince these crazy witches to keep quiet about magic as two hunky police officers investigate their community. All this on top of her hexed, apathetic brother moving back home, a close cousin with a potion addiction and an anxiety disorder, and two bickering great aunts. Oh, and a magical flower business to run.
Gemma is usually an optimistic girl, but it’s no wonder she’s got a bad case of Resting Witch Face.
A full length paranormal cozy mystery novel, approximately 68,000 words.
| The River Maiden (Once & Future Book 1) |
by Meredith Stoddard
$0.00, 470 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (43 reviews), #21 in > Romance > Fantasy
Sarah MacAlpin has always felt like an outsider. Raised by her Scottish grandmother deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Sarah grew up with one foot in the old world and one foot in the new world. Her childhood friends were the stuff of ancient Celtic legends.
But Sarah’s seemingly idyllic past hides a horrifying secret. As a little girl she watched her mother’s inexorable slide into madness. But she hasn’t let her past stop her from reaching for her dreams. She has managed to put together a pretty good life for herself. She has great friends, a boyfriend, and her career as a folklorist is all planned out.
That is until she meets Dermot Sinclair. The handsome Scot seems to be dogging her every step. At best he’s a fellow folklorist who can help her research. At worst, he could be there to steal her work. All she has to do is find one song that proves her thesis and her dissertation will be done. Unfortunately, unlocking that song may also mean unlocking some buried memories and a dangerous destiny set in motion generations ago.
| Refuge: The Arrival: Book 2 |
by Doug Dandridge
$0.00, 420 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (37 reviews), #12 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Military
The adventure continues. Millions of Earth humans are transported to a world of magic and are in the fight for their lives against an evil Ellala Elf Emperor who sees them as soul energy to extend his life as a lich. But the forces of NATO have brought their weapons along, and it's tanks against wizards, attack helicopters against dragons, nuclear weapons against elder Gods. The technology of Earth will only work for a short period of time on the new world, due to the laws of Refuge finally overwhelming the beliefs of the newcomers. So it's use it or lose it, and the humans, under the command of United States Major General Zachary Taylor, use it with a vengeance. And the humans have brought along allies unlike an seen on Refuge in recent memory. Immortals of great physical power and an immunity to magic. Centenarian Kurt von Mannerheim, a veteran of the slaughter on the Eastern Front of World War Two. Ismael Levine, the Wandering Jew of legend, born prior to Christ. And newcomers, the American Jackie Smith, and the giant Brit Paul Mason-Smythe. Will they be enough to tilt the balance? Or will the humans have traded the nightmare of a nuclear ravaged world for one in which dark Gods prey on their souls? Allies will be gathered, and new enemies made, as technology fights magic in an effort to gain time and space for the forging of a new kingdom.
| Wilder (Birds of a Feather Book 1) |
by Lena North
$0.00, 294 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (12 reviews), #49 in > Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
What do you do when you're wilder than everyone?
Wilder’s wonderful grandfather is dead, and so is her mother, but Grandpa Willy gives her one final gift in his will – the knowledge that her father is only her step-father.
Once she meets Hawker, the scary man who turns out to be her real dad, her life takes an unexpected turn. She finds out about a heritage she never knew she had, and secrets from the past are uncovered as she fights to save her part of the world from destruction.
And then there’s Mac, with his green eyes and a soft voice that flows through her like sweet honey. He’s there to help Wilder when she needs it the most, and as she struggles with how to fit into the group of people around her dad - having Mac in her life becomes more important with every bad thing that happens.
“Wilder” is the first in the Birds of a Feather series and a spin-off from the Dreughan trilogy. It’s set in modern time and can be read stand-alone.
| Magic Awakens (The Witching World Book 1) |
by Lucia Ashta
$0.00, 270 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (33 reviews), #52 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Metaphysical & Visionary
A girl with dormant powers. A sorcerer with a mysterious past. A forbidden path in magic.
Clara’s parents have her life all planned out for her. It’s the 1800s and she’s a daughter of the aristocracy. Her duty is to marry the man her parents choose for her, hold her tongue, and practice needlepoint.
Clara has no intention to marry into a life of misery. But she isn’t looking for a life of magic either. Magic is dangerous. Her parents have worked hard to keep her from it.
But magic is coming for Clara, whether she likes it or not. When her powers awaken, she can choose the safe path and pretend it isn’t happening. Or she can claim her power and face all the dangers it comes with, including the dark stranger with a secret past.
If you like stories with non-stop adventure, a new kind of magic, heroines who own their power, and intriguing sorcerers, you'll love Magic Awakens, the exciting start to The Witching World series.
| The Binding Witch and the Fortune Taker: The Kate Roark Magic Series #1 |
by Laura Rich
$0.00, 80 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #4 in > Short Reads > Two hours or more (65-100 pages) > Teen & Young Adult
The Binding Witch and the Fortune Taker
Growing up homeschooled on the Renaissance Festival circuit is weird enough, but when you’re the daughter of a powerful binding witch who makes a living as a fortune teller, and your best friend is a middle-aged sari vendor, weird is relative.
Fifteen-year-old Kate Roark desperately wants to be a witch but isn't - yet. It’s not likely at her age until she meets the Fortune Taker and gets a taste of unimaginable power - but at what cost?
Forced to choose between keeping stolen power or making her magic dreams come true, her ultimate decision throws her entire world into question.
Described as "book candy", and "compulsively readable," The Binding with and the Fortune Taker is the first in the Kate Roark Magic Series from emerging YA fantasy writer, Laura Rich.
| Stepping Through the Doorways of the Soul (The Lauren Roberts Series Book 1) |
by Laurie Regan
$0.00, 120 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (11 reviews), #404 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
Lauren’s casual interest in reincarnation and past live regression quickly becomes a consuming quest to answer her question regarding the purpose of life. Following the thread tying each emotionally infused lifetime together she soon discovers there is a greater calling for her and begins a journey to realize that greater purpose.
| Unveiled: A Paranormal Urban Fantasy Novel (The Dark Skies Trilogy Book One) |
by Lysa Daley
$0.00, 230 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (24 reviews), #1 in > Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Aliens
An ancient prophecy. A terrifying threat. A regular girl who's destined to become a hero - whether she wants to be one or not.
Yesterday, Astrid was a normal sophomore at an elite college in a sleepy California town whose biggest problem was trying to figure out how to get hottie Chad Olson to notice her. But today, after an otherworldly meteorite nearly destroys her house, she discovers a shape-shifting bounty hunter is hot on her trail.
Her only hope of survival is to team up Jax, the arrogant handyman who works for her uncle. Lucky for Astrid, Jax turns out to be more than she could have ever predicted. In her quest for survival, Astrid learns the dark truth about her past and how she fits into an ancient intergalactic prophecy that predicts the fate of the entire planet.
Perfect for fans of I Am Number Four, Divergent and Under Different Stars.
| The Hunting of Malin: A Supernatural Thriller |
by Sean Thomas Fisher
$0.00, 290 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (11 reviews), #416 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
From the bestselling author of A Little More Dead, comes a brand new terror no one saw coming...
A horrifying vision of a missing girl lying broken in the haunted reaches of Mortimer Woods, leads Malin Waterhouse to the worst discovery of her life. Not so much the mangled body hidden in the trees, but what she calls the family curse. Insight runs strong through her ancestry, a power the police will never believe. Tormented, she's forced to enlist the help of Holden, an ex-cop with a bad severance package and even worse attitude. But how can they stop the darkness from striking again if they’re always too late? The horror we see in the news, day in and day out, have come to Cottage Grove to collect and it doesn’t take Malin and Holden long to realize they're asking the wrong question. The right question is: what is IT?
In a spine-tingling climax no reader can predict – IT will reveal itself in the most disturbing of ways. One that, in the end, will leave you suspicious of a stranger in the crowd…or even someone you love.
No one is safe from the thing in the night.
The Hunting of Malin is a full-length, standalone novel and will soon be available on audiobook.
Also from Sean Thomas Fisher:
A Little More Dead (Book 1)
A Little More Dead: Gunfire & Sunshine (Book 2)
A Little More Alive: The Final Chapter (Book 3)
Floodwater - A zombie tale unlike any ever told before it. They only come out when it rains...
Scary House - One House. Four boys. One House. Three Boys.
Don't read alone...
| Bad Radio (The Emergent Earth Book 1) |
by Michael Langlois
$0.00, 408 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (132 reviews), #58 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Suspense > Paranormal
Sixty years ago Abe Griffin saved the world and gained eternal youth.
Or so he thought.
Now, a man that Abe believed to be long dead is killing the surviving members of Abe's old squad in order to reclaim the relics that they have kept hidden for decades.
The relics form an ancient beacon that must never be used, in a ritual that must never be completed. But the end of the world requires more than just activating the beacon.
It requires Abe.
With help from the granddaughter of his oldest friend, Abe must learn the truth about his immortal body, while at the same time trying to stop a horrifying series of supernatural opponents from sweeping away everything that he cares about.
| ELVEN GODSTONES: The GodStone Trilogy I (Limited Special Pricing) |
by Kenneth Van Lawrence
$0.00, 218 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #8 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Dark Fantasy
Against Elven law, a few dozen families escaped their cloaked Elven lands and amassed great fortunes by establishing Elven-themed nightclubs and magical GodStone protection rings. Sebastian, CEO of the largest GodStone Company, sired twins widely believed to be marked for death in order to end his new hybrid bloodline. Using matched GodStone rings, Hannah and the twins take on powerful Elven Blood Mages bent on taking them out….
| Mixed Feelings (Empathy in the Preternatural PNW Book 1) |
by Olivia R. Burton
$0.00, 201 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (7 reviews), #212 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
Why are there two monsters in Gwen Arthur's office?
She's just a therapist who likes reality TV, junk food, and not getting hit on by Mel, the werewolf PI who works in her building. By all accounts, these two creeps should want as little to do with her as she does with them. And yet somehow she finds herself standing next to her best friend Chloe, being asked to help rescue some missing kids, by two creatures she thought existed only in her nightmares.
She's gotta do it, right? What sort of jerk would just ignore a bunch of kidnapped children? Not this kind of jerk. Gwen may be a gluttonous coward whose only skill is reading the emotions of those around her, but she can shape up long enough to help save the lives of innocent kids. Even if it does force her to face her own fears, treat Mel like a decent person, and stop cramming cake in her mouth long enough to get it done.
Welcome to the Preternatural Pacific Northwest, where fairies, werewolves, and all sorts of strange creatures live in secret, right alongside humanity. Mixed Feelings is Urban Fantasy with a chick-lit feel. If you can relate to sarcasm in the face of hardship, loving cupcakes, and having a best friend you’d do anything for, you’ll love the first book in the Empathy in the PPNW series.
| Cassie's Coven 2: The Bad Apples Mystery |
by Helen Allan
$0.00, 77 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #4 in > Children's eBooks > Mysteries & Detectives > Fantasy & Supernatural
Magic, Mystery and Girl Power!
If you were a fan of Trixie Belden, Nancy Drew, the famous five or secret seven – this is the book for your children.
When fruit begins to disappear from Witchborough’s orchards Cassie and her friends must find out what is going on before local growers lose their livelihoods. With a little magic help, and a lot of girl power, the four set about to solve the mystery. But along the way they will find out that misusing magic can have dire consequences.
The Cassie’s Coven series is based around four young Australian girls who discover that they have been left a magical heritage from their great-great grandmothers to become witches.
They find out over the series that they are each a special kind of witch; black, white, green and yellow – each with their own powers and all aimed at protecting the natural world.
Each mystery they solve revolves around some kind of environmental issue which has the potential to wreak havoc on their small town.
The first book introduces the characters, has them find a magical book, meet their familiars and solve their first mystery.
As the series goes on they become more proficient in their powers, find out the background of their town and their ancestors and solve mystery after mystery.
| Nika (Seychatka Series Book 1) |
by D.H. Gibbs, A Kipps
$0.00, 94 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (16 reviews), #14 in > Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Fairy Tales & Folklore > Royalty
Held captive by an unknown assailant, Nika is thrust into a dark and mysterious world. Desperate to regain her freedom, the young orphan fights for a morsel of the life she once led, but soon her plight reveals startling information about who she is and what she’s destined to become.
Demyan’s centuries old search finally comes to an end when he finds the rightful ruler of his race. Unfortunately, she knows nothing of her true identity and the great powers she possesses. The clock is ticking. If he can’t convince her to take her seat on the throne, her brother’s plan to extinguish the Immortal race will come to fruition.
Will Nika accept her destiny before it’s too late?
Fans of the Darkness, A Shade of Vampire and the Red Queen series will surely enjoy
this introductory novella.
“This book kept me captivated throughout and I enjoyed the unique concept.”
“Great Start to a New Series”
| V’Kali’s Warrior |
by CA Morgan
$0.00, 323 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #272 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
On a night of unexpected terror and treachery, Sajen of Rappa defeats a small band of blood warriors, thought only to exist in the myth and legend of his people. Despite his heroism, Sajen is exiled from his homeland and soon falls prey to the mysterious Prince of Ranaheed, who desires Sajen’s blood, rumored to be from the blood goddess, V’Kali, herself. To survive the swirling storm of demonic prophesies, goddesses, and hidden allegiances, Sajen must become what he fears most, a warrior of blood, the vengeance of his goddess, V’Kali’s Warrior. But can he? Who can he trust?
| Harem of Seas (The Greek Harem Saga Book 2) |
by Mia Church
$0.00, 211 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (9 reviews), #5 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Myths & Legends > Greek & Roman
I am a slave of Poseidon. Nothing more than a pet, like the three headed dog of Hades. But, as Poseidon’s most talented siren, I’m better than that. I deserve more.
When five gorgeous demigods insert themselves into my life, I find them more delightful than I’d care to admit out loud. But their betrayal is nothing compared to the wrath of Poseidon when he finds out what they planned for me.
Now I must choose between forgiving them, and getting my freedom, or remaining a slave, and getting revenge. Can I collect the pieces of my broken heart and save the men I’ve come to love, so they can save me?
Hold onto your panties for a wild, sexy, wet ride through reverse harem, Greek mythology style.
Harem of Chaos: Book 1
Harem of Seas: Book 2
Harem of War: Coming soon!
| Belmundus (The Farn Trilogy Book 1) |
by Edward C. Patterson
$0.00, 702 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #359 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Epic
Harris Cartwright, a young A-list actor, is at the crossroads. His career’s on fire - in a good way, but a missed step on an evening romp with an alluring stalker brings him to the brink of a strange world. He finds he’s been drawn into a dystopian realm and is transformed into the new Gulliver.
Belmundus is the first book of The Farn Trilogy, an adventure into the realms of high society and tyranny — a place were the native cultures have been displaced by an elite force of magicians and a conqueror’s brutal hand. Harris Cartwright has been drawn into elite society, but soon discovers his sympathies for the underdog as he searches for an exit and his true-self. Along the way, he makes indelible friendships and encounters . . . love.
Belmundus, your passport into the Realms of Farn, introduces a tale of ancient history, lingering mystery, tantalizing promises and enduring prophecies. Harris Cartwright soon learns that this alternate reality is truer than any movie set he has ever graced. He’s up for the shoot, but is always on the lookout for "exit - stage right."
| A Tale of a Ring: A Historical Women's Fiction Novel |
by Ilan Sheinfeld
$0.00, 457 pages, 3.8 out of 5.0 (25 reviews), #1 in > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > Fantasy
The extraordinary story behind the international pimping network that deceitfully recruited Jewish women to prostitution.
Esperansa Gantz is a Jewish prostitute living in Buenos Aires. Like her mother and grandmother before her, she shares a dark secret involving a magical ring that passes in the family, from mother to daughter.
˃˃˃ History and fantasy blend with passion, magic and vice in a rich and compelling tale that will grab you attention from the very first page.
A Tale of A Ring is a fascinating page-turner based on the real historical events wich took place in Argentina and East-Europe between the years 1870-1930. An organization of Jewish pimps by the name of Tzvi Migdal persuaded Jewish families in Poland and Lithuania to entrust it with their daughters, promising to marry them to Jewish husbands or find them domestic work in Jewish homes in Buenos Aires. These girls fell victim to a sophisticated underground network that enslaved them for the rest of their lives, with the support and collaboration of the local police and the government.
The Jewish community fought with all their might against these pimp and their supporting partners, which were called “Las Impuros” - The Unclean. The same caused the affair to be silenced and repressed from the collective memory of the Jewish community. Now, for the first time, the historical truth is revealed, in a well-researched and fascinating novel that became an Israeli best seller, selling over 80,000 copies since its publication in 2007.
A Tale of A Ring is the third novel by the prolific poet, playwright and novelist Ilan Sheinfeld, twice the winner of the Israeli Prime Minister's Prize for Literature (1990, 2015) and a highly appreciated writer, activist and editor.
˃˃˃ Don’t miss this intelligent and grabbing story, which arches across the real and the occult, lending a surprising perspective on the sensitive tensions between personal and collective memory.
Scroll up to grab your copy of A Tale of A Ring now!
| Rowan Dreaming |
by Alan Loewen
$0.00, 50 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #356 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Dark Fantasy
It was just a ball-jointed doll and for pawnbroker, Auden Gray, it was just another item to sell. Until Auden found his business partner dead with the doll in his arms. Investigating, Auden discovers the doll serves as a gateway to a dreamworld so seductive, men die under its spell. And Auden's time is running out as his resolve to discover the origin of the doll crumbles under the allure of Rowan, the dreamworld's sole resident. Rowan Dreaming is the second installment of Alan Loewen's expanding Doll Wars saga.
As a bonus, this edition also contains the short story, Strange Streets, a short story of urban magic and lost love.
| Visions Awakened: The Journey Continues (The Lauren Roberts Series Book 2) |
by Laurie Regan
$0.00, 130 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #612 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
Lauren Roberts knew there was a deeper meaning to her life. She began seeking answers to the age-old question as to her true purpose. Lauren’s experiments with past life regression quickly began to unlock the door to something surprising, as well as much more fulfilling, than she anticipated.
This second book in the Lauren Roberts series catapults her journey to the next step. Each time Lauren thinks she understands her life’s mission; another surprise awaits her around the next bend.
| Differently Abled (The Three Fates Book 1) |
by Ilya Kogan
$0.00, 366 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #733 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
When a caterpillar wakes up as a butterfly, does it come as a shock? Twenty-six-year-old Tasha can’t walk or talk and can only use one arm, but it hasn’t stopped her from having a successful career. When a distant plane crash turns her world upside down, she realizes that her life has been a set of lessons, preparing her to wield an enormous power. As she adjusts to her new reality and struggles to sort friend from foe, she finds the fate of two intelligent species now rests in her hands.
| Kelpie Snow: A Paranormal Romantic Adventure (Kelpie Tales Book 3) |
by Steve Vernon
$0.00, 31 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #11 in > Short Reads > 45 minutes (22-32 pages) > Teen & Young Adult
So how DOES a kelpie, an ex-assassin high school librarian, Santa Claus, the Flying Dutchman and the Krampus wind up going toe-to-toe with a Martian Expeditionary Force in a highly unidentifiable flying gravy bowl?
Why don't you grab a copy of this book and see for yourself?
This is Book #3 of the Kelpie Tales series.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT STEVE VERNON
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"Steve Vernon is something of an anomaly in the world of horror literature. He's one of the freshest new voices in the genre although his career has spanned twenty years. Writing with a rare swagger and confidence, Steve Vernon can lead his readers through an entire gamut of emotions from outright fear and repulsion to pity and laughter." - Cemetery Dance
"Armed with a bizarre sense of humor, a huge amount of originality, a flair for taking risks and a strong grasp of characterization - Steve's got the chops for sure." - Dark Discoveries
"Steve Vernon was born to write. He's the real deal and we're lucky to have him." - Richard Chizmar
My Mom thinks I'm pretty cool, too.
| Ill-Fated (The Cintamani Chronicles Book 1) |
by Shannon Reber
$0.00, 352 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #272 in > Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Coming of Age
"Your curse began the moment you wished."
Samara Stavros had been taught all her life never to wish. In a moment of weakness she ignored that lesson and made an innocent wish. It came true, but suddenly, things began to go wrong in her life. Now, Sam has to find out what's going on before it's too late.
That, along with being a seventeen year old girl did not make Sam's life easy. The betrayal of old friends, the joy of new friends, the mysterious boy with indigo eyes, along with the desire to wish again and again, she's not at all sure what's going on in her life.
Join Sam on her journey to find the Cintamani and find out why her family was cursed almost two hundred years ago.
| Love Is the Beast (Alternate Routes Book 1) |
by Chapel Byrne
$0.00, 106 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #159 in > Romance > Paranormal > Angels
Evangeline is on the run from her abusive boyfriend and the bruised grey thing she’s been calling “life” with him. But who will she be and what sort of life can she create if she escapes? It all depends on where she goes and what unlikely kind of “people” she meets. A possible city, a possible future, and the possibility of love when what everyone thinks is real and normal is only a part of the story.
In Los Angeles, she’s caught the eye of Aidan, an actor who’s as much man as her ex was beast. But the world holds more beasts than the one she left behind, and it seems one is shadowing Aidan, hoping to draw Evangeline in. Will it be love or the beast that devours them first?
| WORLDS ENTWINED |
by James C Telford
$0.00, 383 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #1049 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
He stood for several more minutes after the spirits left him, afraid to move. Eventually he swore. “The hell with it, here goes nothing,” pulled his hands from the fire and leapt from the step.
His feet never hit the ground; instead, a force slammed him into the turf with such ferocity he thought all the bones in his body would turn to dust, and every last breath of air forced from his lungs. Struggling to rise, to breathe, he forced his torso from the ground, only to be slammed down again so hard that his face left an impression in the earth. Then came the pain; his whole body convulsed in agony as if acid was burning through his veins. His head felt like it would explode and he thought the force holding him to the ground would crush him as if he would crush an ant under his shoe. His muscles went into spasm, trying to tear themselves from his very bones, as he fought to draw air into his empty lungs. Again he tried to rise, and again was viscously slammed into the turf, only this time he had managed somehow to draw enough air for his body to give voice to the incredible torture it was enduring, and he screamed, and screamed and screamed. Blackness descended, and carried him off into oblivion.
Charles Myatt, whilst on an archaeological dig, begins to have strange and disturbing nightmares that draw him constantly to the ruins of the church on site, and the large granite altar within. At first, he puts these down to the recent bereavement of his father; however, the visions and images begin to invade his waking life. After a flood on the site, he and his girlfriend Patricia discover a large stone chalice buried beside the stream. Once free of the earth, Charlie’s visions and nightmares intensify, pleading with him to take the chalice to the altar and replace it on the stone. In the dead of night, he accedes to his sub-conscious, awakening long dormant powers within both the chalice and the altar. An enchanted blue-white fire erupts from the chalice, a fire that thwarts all attempts to extinguish.
The following night, Charlie sees one of the ghostly strangers that have haunted his dreams, and he follows her to the church, where he meets the spirits and guardians of the chalice. They tell him of the coming destruction of his world, as the evil that destroyed theirs has found the gate to his own. The only way to prevent this happening is for a mortal being to remove a similar chalice from an identical altar in the ruins of their world. Unless he takes the amulets of Gaea, and travels through the gate to the world beyond, his own, and all he knows, will perish. Hesitant and afraid, he is about to leave the church, when he is confronted with the ghost of his father, who convinces him the story is true. In a ceremony on the altar, the amulets are passed to him: The colour of the flames, they encase his arms from wrist to elbow, give him strength and supernatural powers, for him to command as he chooses, for good or ill.
However, when he saves the life of a young girl, using the power bestowed on him, his life changes forever. Edward Harrison knows of the gift he carries and, wanting the power for himself, has Charlie committed to his mental facility on unfounded charges where he tries to force him to give up the amulets, kidnapping Patricia in the process. Charlie and Patricia manage to escape. While fleeing, Charlie transfers part of the amulets to her, bestowing on her the same changes and powers he bears.
Pursued mercilessly by Edward Harrison and his band of mercenaries, they try to make their way home, hoping to clear their names. However, the spirits call them, and they have to make their way back to the church to begin the journey to the spirits’ home world, where they confront the evil awaiting there. In the final battle and aftermath, they realise that their task is just beginning, and the war between good and evil will never end.
| Mend the Flesh (The Phoenix Series Book 3) |
by Sarah Rockwood
$0.00, 204 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #65 in > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Women's Adventure
When you wake up in a strange place with the flesh literally stripped from your bones, what do you do?
When last we saw Phoenix she had just finished exploding. Seriously, she exploded in a blast so big it sent minions and evil warriors running. Now she’s a vulnerable collection of tendon and bone, living in the home of the only other member of her species, a reclusive curmudgeon named Royal.
When her old friend Sid turns up on the doorstep, Phoenix is catapulted into a minion showdown that only a meeting with the Guard can resolve. Gathering her allies from all corners of the Void, Phoenix attempts to heal her broken body and save as many minions as she can.
When a big tough Traveller has to rely on a pair of gargoyles to cut her out of her pants, you know things are bad.
In this darkest instalment of the Phoenix Series, we see another side of our heroine; the inside.
Mend the Flesh is the third novel in the urban fantasy, Phoenix Series.
If you like the Dresden Files, Anita Blake - before the erotica, and anything by Patricia Briggs, then pick up Mend the Flesh today!
| The Plan |
by Tina Carreiro
$0.00, 18 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #104 in > Short Reads > 30 minutes (12-21 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
The secret entrance Sharon discovers in her bedroom is nothing compared to what she finds on the other side of door. When the chance to bring back her dead husband uncovers a grim revelation, her decision is swayed, and the choice she makes leads her soul straight into the ring of fire.
(The Plan: 5000 words, approx. Originally appeared in the Ring of Fire short story sampler vol. 1, published 2011.)
| The Godshead |
by Holly Chism
$0.00, 240 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #481 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
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It's hard to be a god nobody believes in, sometimes. Especially when one spends their days trying to quietly go about his or her life in a world that barely remembers the myths surrounding the old Greek gods, but where some religions still follow the old Norse gods.
And some of the Norse gods are getting more dangerous: Loki, the trickster, has lost the last of what passed for his sanity, and needs to be helped, or stopped. One of the two. And no one seems to be up to it.
At least, not alone. Working together, they can avoid the worst of Loki's tricks, and maybe even solve their problems.
A tale told from several points of view.
| Refuge: The Riverton Preludes |
by Katherine Kim
$0.00, 29 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #393 in > Short Reads > 45 minutes (22-32 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
Gibil, alone and anxiously surviving the first steps of his self-imposed exile in the Human Realm learns that humans have far greater depth to them than his kin in the Demon Realm had led him to believe. Learning their language, watching them interact, and finally testing his own disguise by living among them on a farm between Riverton and the Gate, Gibil learns that there may be far more to himself as well.
| Ill-Omened (The Cintamani Chronicles Book 2) |
by Shannon Reber
$0.00, 263 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (2 reviews)
Gabe Sheenan’s life changed the moment he was assigned to protect Samara Stavros. It was easy for him to see that Sam was innocent, no one who deserved to be struck down by the curse on the Stavros family. But Gabe is a slave . . . and he’s been sold.
His life has been turned inside out and now, he’s required to protect people he can’t stand. The Cintamani’s plan to take out every Stavros has now extended to reach Gabe’s new owners, who just happen to include Lydia Berengar.
Gabe needs to find a way to break the curse, though everything is stacked against him. Why was the Stavros family even cursed? Why has the Berengar family been cursed? Can Gabe figure out the mystery before one of them is struck down?
This book entwines Gabe Sheenan and Sam Stavros’ story with that of Spencer Ezra from the Madison Meyer books. If you haven’t read those books, grab them fast so you can keep up with what’s going on around Gabe!
| The Messenger: The Beginning of the End (Revelations Series Book 1) |
by Corrie Fischer, Elizabeth Mackey
$0.00, 193 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #34 in > Literature & Fiction > Religious & Inspirational Fiction > Christian > Fantasy
The youthful Darius has spent his entire life in the small realm of Symeria. When a strange rider arrives, claiming to be a messenger for the king, he leaps at the chance for adventure.
Darius soon discovers the true nature of their quest: to steal the light of the realms, the very crystals that connect the people to their king.
He finds himself face to face with sorcerers, seathers, and a slew of monstrous creatures. As the blood spills around him, Darius is forced to face the most daunting monster of all: the one growing within him.
| The Witch (The Earth Trilogy Book 1) |
by K. Stevens
$0.00, 106 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #457 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
Contrary to popular belief, not all Terrans are humans. There are plenty of creatures – some bipedal and some not – born on Terra but born free of humanity. These ‘non-human’ Terrans have lived successfully among the humans for longer than the humans have known, hiding behind fairy tales, myths, and legends.
The non-human community is so well-hidden, in fact, that certain pockets of them have become gathering places for visitors from other planets. Jules is one such alien.
A half-elf from another world, her family came to Earth a long time ago and disseminated into human culture. But now a threat has risen from below, another race of creatures that followed from their home world with destructive intent.
Jules believes in hitting back first, and thus begins implementing plans in order to fight back. Using all her gifts, Jules makes her way around the world to rile up allies and enemies alike in an attempt to cultivate a single event.