Thursday, May 31, 2012

Snow White and the Huntsman - KBOD

Snow White and the Huntsman by Evan Daugherty, John Lee Hancock, and Hossein Amini
$8.99 (5/31/2012)

A breathtaking new vision of a legendary tale. Snow White is the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman who was dispatched to kill her.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Interview with Christie Silvers: Indie Author of the Liz Baker Series

Author of urban fantasy with a touch of naughtiness!

When did you begin writing?
I've always loved to write, but became more serious about it back in early 2006.  Back then I wrote web content, but toward the end of the year I started my first paranormal romance novel.  And I haven't looked back.

What genres do you write?
What I write seems to fall into several categories.  Some call it paranormal romance; some call it paranormal fiction; and some call it urban fantasy.  I just go with urban fantasy and leave it at that.  It seems to encompass my writings most correctly.

Who do you imagine you're telling a story to as you write?
I don't really imagine anyone when I'm writing a story.  Except for the characters, of course.  It's not until after the first draft, when I'm in the editing and cleaning up phase, that I think about the readers and what they like.  I have a few regular beta readers and I like to hear their thoughts on the stories before anyone else reads them.

What's your latest book about?
My latest book, Killer Intentions (Liz Baker, book 3), is a continuation of my Liz Baker series.  In this book Liz is dealing with the nonstop battle with her half-vampire self, as well as the regular human life she lives.  She's troubled by her vampire father, and meets a few half-vampire siblings.  None of which are on her side.  In Liz's world there are vampires, demons, ghosts, and even werewolves, but that doesn't stop her from doing what she has to do.

Which authors inspire you?

Anne Rice, Charlaine Harris, MaryJanice Davidson, Gerry Bartlett, Jennifer Armintrout...just to name a few.  However, I must give a shout-out to my author friend Robin Renee Ray.  That woman can put out the work faster than anyone I know.  I swear it seems like I blink and she has a new story in the world.  I don't know how she does it, but would love to find out!

What's your favorite book?
Hmm...  I have a lot of favorite authors whose books I would count as favorites, but there are just too many to list.  If I have to pick just one...  Gosh, I don't know.  Let's go with Anne Rice's Interview With a Vampire.  That one really kick started my love of vampire stories.

Why did you choose independent publishing?
After approximately a year of research into the publishing world, I decided that I'd like to try my hand at being an Independent.  At that time it was still frowned upon quite regularly.  I always say I was self-publishing before it was popular.  :)  I like the idea of controlling every detail of my books.  I choose my editor(s); I choose my cover designer; I choose my cover art.  Maybe it's the Capricorn in me, but I love being in complete control.  That's not to say I would never go the traditional route if the right offer came around, but I'd really have to think hard about it.

What one piece of advice would you offer other indie authors?

I give the same advice to all authors, traditional or independent:  Be persistent!  Persistence is key in this business.  Keep writing, reading, promoting, meeting new people.  I know it's hard, but you have to put yourself out there.  You have to let go of your book babies and watch the world devour them, good or bad.  You'll never learn if you don't.

A Midnight Infatuation by Christie Silvers - KBOD

A Midnight Infatuation by Christie Silvers
$0.99 (5/30/2012)

Alexander is a vampire with a lust for blood. But, the blood isn't all that he enjoys. He thoroughly delights in the act of taking blood from an unwilling victim. The ear-piercing screams are like music to his undead ears. That is, until he met HER!

Fiona is a werewolf. She's just like any other modern-day woman that you would meet at your local bank. She has to deal with her annoying family, numerous failed relationships--including one where she found her boyfriend in bed with HIS boyfriend--and pressure to marry from everyone around her.

Alex becomes instantly infatuated with the lovely Fiona and is very intrigued by the unusual scent that emanates from her. His infatuation becomes very useful when Fiona's pack decides to instigate their "Fight or Wed" law; which leaves Fiona lying on a forest floor bleeding profusely. Alex is forced to do what vampires do... turn her!

With Fiona's pack hot on their trail, what will become of this unusual pair?

3 Free Kindle Books About Vampires

Blood & Love and Other Vampire Tales by Rhiannon Frater

Award-winning author Rhiannon Frater delves deep into the vampire mythos in her new short story collection featuring the beautiful, but deadly undead.

Spanning a hundred years and a diverse cast of characters, Rhiannon explores the themes of loneliness, revenge, blood and love in seven tales.

How far will the bloodthirsty vampires go to find love, revenge, and family? Discover the truth in Love & Blood and Other Vampire Tales.

Samson's Lovely Mortal by Tina Folsom

Vampire bachelor Samson can't get it up anymore. Not even his shrink can help him. That changes when the lovely mortal auditor Delilah tumbles into his arms after a seemingly random attack. Suddenly there's nothing wrong with his hydraulics - that is, as long as Delilah is the woman in his arms.

The Mischievous Vampire Princess by Scott Williams

Some vampires take precautions to avoid leaving scores of dead bodies in their wake. Tori, a beautiful vampire princess, is not among them. Her reckless behavior and disregard for consequences require her to constantly relocate to new cities in an effort to stay ahead of the authorities. After arriving in Milwaukee with her friend Becky, also a vampire, the two of them rent a house together and initiate a new succession of brutal slayings that soon attract national media attention. When one of their captives accidentally becomes converted into a vampire and escapes their basement, a bloodthirsty hunt unsues, leaving the entire city at their mercy. And leaving them at the mercy of the city.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity - KBOD

Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity by Joel Stein
$12.99 (5/29/2012)

The smudge looked suspiciously penis- like. The doctor confirmed: "That's the baby's penis!" which caused not celebration, but panic. Joel pictured having to go camping and fix a car and use a hammer and throw a football and watch professionals throw footballs and figure out whether to be sad or happy about the results of said football throwing.

So begins his quest to confront his effete nature whether he likes it or not (he doesn't), by doing a twenty-four-hour shift with L.A. firefighters, going hunting, rebuilding a house, driving a Lamborghini, enduring three days of boot camp with the U.S. Army, day-trading with $100,000, and going into the ring with UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture. Seeking help from a panel of experts, including his manly father-in-law, Boy Scouts, former NFL star Warren Sapp, former MLB All-Star Shawn Green, Adam Carolla, and a pit bull named Hercules, he expects to learn that masculinity is defined not by the size of his muscles, but by the size of his heart (also, technically, a muscle). This is not at all what he learns.

4 Free Kindle Books in Comedy

Funny Stuff by Simon Townsend

The doner kebab married the chipolata.
I can't wait to hear the pitta platter of tiny meat.

Ex-journalist Simon Townsend introduces you to his off-beat look at life through his eyes. This razor-sharp collection of more than 50 poems is like nothing you will have read before, and his wry, quirky humour delivers pages of smiles and laughter. From the sublime to the ridiculous, from the poignant to the silly, Simon's original little ditties mark him out as a cross between Spike Milligan and John Hegley - a cross-breed for a new generation!

Remember: life can be too serious. There's always time for some funny stuff!

Zombies: Hard Workers or Hardly Worth It? by Dr. Doctor Doctur

Dr. Doctur’s Scientific Science Logs are a series of scientific logs written by the recently un-retired Dr. Doctor Doctur (It’s French). The good Doctor has taken it upon himself to discover the really important things; teleportation, the truth about vampires, time travel, and all the things that so called ‘modern science’ has forgot. Volume I in his series covers his desire to attain inexpensive lab assistants and comes to the natural conclusion of (wait for it…dramatic pause…) zombies.

Cake Icing, Butt Budder and Tea Bags by Renee Andrews

Cake Icing, Butt Budder and Tea Lids has been described as Sweet Home Alabama, the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Practical Magic and Steel Magnolias all rolled into one. “In the South, if a woman isn’t married by age twenty-five, it’s time for an intervention.” This is the basis behind Delilah and Edna Thibodeaux’s dogged determination to make sure their beloved Jezze doesn’t end up an old spinster, like her mother and aunt.

But what happens when the eccentric antics of the young girl’s crazy Cajun aunt and mother put her search for Mr. Right on a 25-year deadline to potential disaster? And why should she have to prove that they are the experts in marriage intervention, anyway? Because she loves them? Yeah, probably. Because they really don’t mean any harm? That too. But when they decide her Mr. Right is T-Roy Bertrand, the butt budder salesman, does she really have to agree? And if she's made up her mind, why does her heart refuse to listen?

Too Much Trouble in Paradise by Michelle Batham

Molly Parker is a DWAG – a darts wife and girlfriend. Or rather, she’s an ex-DWAG after divorcing Paul “Bad Lad” Parker, a professional darts player and the self-pronounced Geordie pantomime villain of the sport, after catching him aiming more than his arrows in the direction of more than a few very willing glamour models.

So, leaving her life – and her ex-husband - behind in their native North East of England, she moves to the Canarian island of Tenerife with her best friend Fran, putting the past behind her, determined to start a whole new life abroad.

Within months of arriving on the island she finds herself engaged to her Spanish boyfriend Antonio – a handsome Canarian bar owner - and with their whirlwind wedding just weeks away she’s the happiest she’s been in a long time with a great job at a Timeshare complex, fantastic friends, and a lovely little home in a country she’s fallen completely in love with.

But what Molly didn’t bank on was her ex-husband turning up out of the blue declaring his undying love for her and begging her to come back to him - and not just because his darts were suffering! His unannounced arrival turns Molly’s new and seemingly perfect life upside down as she suddenly has to face up to feelings she’d thought were long gone, and make decisions she never thought she’d have to make as her whole world is thrown into total confusion. Does she stay in Tenerife and marry her wonderful, romantic, drop-dead-gorgeous Spanish fiancé? Or does she give the man she’d once loved but who’d treated her so badly another chance? Days in the sun or darts – it’s the choice she has to make. Throw in a Bolton-born lounge singer and a Take That tribute act, a famous TV actor with a reputation as a shameless flirt, and a major darts tournament that throws up more than it’s fair share of surprises, and all of a sudden Molly Parker’s life really is ‘Too Much Trouble in Paradise’ – a romantic comedy; a story of new beginnings, second chances, sun, sea - and darts!

Monday, May 28, 2012

The Woman in Black: A Ghost Story by Susan Hill - KBOD

The Woman in Black: A Ghost Story by Susan Hill
$9.99 (5/28/2012)

The classic ghost story by Susan Hill: a chilling tale about a menacing spectre haunting a small English town.

Arthur Kipps is an up-and-coming London solicitor who is sent to Crythin Gifford—a faraway town in the windswept salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway—to attend the funeral and settle the affairs of a client, Mrs. Alice Drablow of Eel Marsh House. Mrs. Drablow’s house stands at the end of the causeway, wreathed in fog and mystery, but Kipps is unaware of the tragic secrets that lie hidden behind its sheltered windows. The routine business trip he anticipated quickly takes a horrifying turn when he finds himself haunted by a series of mysterious sounds and images—a rocking chair in a deserted nursery, the eerie sound of a pony and trap, a child’s scream in the fog, and, most terrifying of all, a ghostly woman dressed all in black. Psychologically terrifying and deliciously eerie, The Woman in Black is a remarkable thriller of the first rate.

3 Free Kindle Books About Hauntings

A Texas Ghost Story by Arley Owens Jr

Jasper Miller, foreman of The Double Cross Ranch owned by billionaire T. Wayford Cross, enjoys the simple life of a cowboy and daydreams about selling his unique breakfast sausage in grocery stores. While mending a fence he hears a woman cry for help but can’t locate her anywhere. At sundown he heads for the ranch house only to be further confused when something white manifests in the near distance and soon vanishes, leaving him worried he might be losing his mind—first hearing things, then hallucinating.

Bafflement replaces those concerns when one of his hands tells him about seeing “a flash of white last night at suppertime” and that Drake Jensen—whose fence repair Jasper completed—had complained about hearing things before leaving for his father’s funeral. The feminine cry rings out again, followed by a flash of white identical to what he’d witnessed before. Once more searching for her in vain, Jasper decides someone must be pulling a prank. But the woman finally does appear—dressed all in white—and dematerializes, leaving no doubt she’s a ghost.

T. Wayford gets a taste of Jasper’s sausage and deciding to market it, sits him up in an apartment in Arlington. There he meets voluptuous Selma Russell who he learns is connected to the waif on The Double Cross and is almost as ethereal. Caught in a love triangle between Selma, T. Wayford’s daughter, and the woman in charge of producing his sausage, Jasper discovers it’s him rather than the ranch that’s being haunted. He surmises the two specters are motivated by revenge, but for what, he has no idea. Knowing he’ll never have peace until he finds out, Jasper leaves no stone unturned until he uncovers the mind-boggling truth.

I Know There Is Evil Out There by Kathy Mann

By fate, Adam and Darcy meet and fall in love. When Adam accidentally dies, Darcy cannot let go of him. She keeps talking and asking for him to come to her. Without understanding the consequences of her actions she is thrown into a demonic world of trickery, manipulation and deceit. Journey into Darcy's life to see what lies ahead for her. Because of the morality of the main character, this ebook is not recommended for young adults. This ebook contains 20,165 words and there are no curse words.

The Haunting at Red Feathers by Peter Meredith

There is nothing more frightening in the world of horror, than a ghost story that is actually true. When Peter takes his new wife Stacy, up to the mountains for a weekend of fishing, hiking and hopefully some intense cuddling, their day starts off great, when they think they find the perfect spot. The seclusion of the little lake seems at first to be a plus, but they soon realize, that there is a reason the area around the black waters and the looming hills is empty. "Don't let the night catch me here!" These are the words that run through their minds as the day folds in on itself with terrifying speed, releasing something blacker than the night.

This book contains three stories, all of which are paranormal in nature. The first two are works of non-fiction, true to life ghost stories, if you can believe it, but the third is completely fictional.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

An Inextricable Tale by Paul Allgood - KBOD

An Inextricable Tale by Paul Allgood

About a ne'er do well character named Saul Shields who struggles with the challenges of everyday living including fatherhood. At each and every turn, Saul makes the worst possible choice.....

To download this book, simply follow the link above and choose the Kindle link on the left hand side of the page. If you would like to purchase a copy, you can do so through Amazon's Marketplace.

2 Free Kindle Books in Christian Literature

Where Love Once Lived by Sidney W. Frost

She'd once loved a bookmobile driver. Memories of that time with him poured in so rapidly she caught her breath. It'd been long ago, but her heart remembered. At first she remembered the love she'd felt back then, but the good memories didn't last long. She'd gone to the bookmobile as usual that last day, but nothing was to be the same again. She went to Brian with love and exciting news. She left alone. Not just without him, but alone in the world and apart from God.

Is it ever too late to find happiness? No, says Sidney W. Frost in his inspirational Christian novel, Where Love Once Lived. Brian Donelson returns to his hometown after a thirty-year absence to win back his beloved Karen. But Karen, who has grown closer to God than he has, harbors a secret that keeps her away from Brian at all costs. While driving the local bookmobile, Brian struggles to earn her trust, even as he grapples with secrets of his own. With God’s help, can these two find happiness? Beautifully written and told with wit and grace, Where Love Once Lived is a moving love story filled with the glory of God.

Dancing Through Fire by JoAnn Hague

In 1775, Sarah Himmel, reared parentless in the Moravian Christian community of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, marries a stranger to accompany him as a missionary to the Indians of the Ohio wilderness. On the banks of the Elk's Eye, Wind Maiden dreams of a man but marries a boy. Despite the two women's differences, friendship grows. Against the backdrop of the Revolutionary War, through joy and misery, birth and death, they sustain one another until strength triumphs over weakness and life reigns over death.

DANCING THROUGH FIRE is a carefully researched account of the events from 1775 to 1782 which culminated in the massacre of more than 90 Christian Indians at Gnadenhutten in eastern Ohio. All historic events are actual, and all secondary characters are real.

Although fictional, the novel's main characters are accurate depictions of Indians and Moravian missionaries of the Revolutionary War period.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Tales From My Hard Drive by Megan Karasch - KBOD

Tales From My Hard Drive by Megan Karasch

"Tales from My Hard Drive" is a romantic comedy that follows Melissa, a forty-year-old writer who moves from the suburbs of Los Angeles to New York City after finding her husband doing naked yoga-type maneuvers with another woman. Trying to find her place in a city run by the young and hip, she takes the best job offered her: that of a paid cyber-dater for The New York Beacon, anonymously dating and callously reviewing the myriad Mr. Wrongs who inhabit the Big Apple. Still brooding over her painful divorce, Melissa makes an art of exploiting her dates with New York’s not-so-finest for her increasingly popular Beacon articles. And then she meets the last man she wanted: the extraordinary and charismatic Ted, who just might be everything she’s looking for in a companion. But can Melissa’s recently broken heart accept him? She starts dating Ted, hiding from him her undercover dating gig, leading to a covert double life—dating in the 2D world for money and in the 3D world for love. Both lives get knocked senseless, however, when she unexpectedly falls for an online date who appears to be Mr. Right. Juggling two men and a secret job that requires her to date even more, Melissa finds herself in a poignant and comedic whirlwind that even she may not be able to write her way out of.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Interview with Rachel Hunter: Author of Empyreal Fate

When did you begin writing?

I've written stories ever since I can remember. *chuckles* I used to write everything down by hand onto tiny strips of paper, which I would then fold and staple together into little booklets. You could say I established my own library at a young age - a library of miniature paper books. But it was my collection; it was my starting fancy. Reading has played a tremendous part in my early inspiration for writing as well. One could always find me with my nose in a book. I read to everyone: myself, my brother, my parents, and even my cats. Oh, yes - the magic of words has always ensnared me. So my best answer is: I've always been writing. The Muse claimed me when I was young.

What genres do you write?

I greatly enjoy writing poetry, but my main focus (and the genre of my newest novel release, Empyreal Fate) deals in speculative fiction, including fantasy, science fiction, and steampunk. I appreciate various genres, from mystery, historical fiction, to horror (which is actually another facet to speculative fiction). Yet the pull of the fantastical has always been strong, and I find myself ever-drawn to different realms teeming with creatures of all imagination. What could be better than being transported to another world or a foreign dawn?

Who do you imagine you're telling a story to as you write?

Honestly, it's like I'm watching the story take place in front of me, so it's more that the story comes to me through the characters, and I am simply the scribe recording their tale. Sometimes they move so fast, their words and actions are all a blur; but other times, their movements make all the sense in the world. I must only open my eyes to see it, to understand.

What's your latest book about?

Ah - Empyreal Fate - Part One of my Llathalan Annal fantasy series. What is it about, you ask? To be brief, it is an account of elves and men - their land at the brink of war. Betrayal, true love, an ancient decree... Llathala is not well. Yet a man and elf become tied in ways that are unacceptable to either race. Is it love? Is it curiosity? Is it Fate..?

Aye - that is for you to find out. Though I will share the blurb with you below:

Filled to the brim with forbidden love, an ancient evil, and a nation in disrepair, Empyreal Fate is a tale of riveting bravery and mortal corruption.

The land of Llathala lingers on the brink of war between men and elves, a dark history surrounding each race. Stirred by tensions of the land, a shadow of the past reemerges, taking precedence in reality and consuming the very soul of mans’ mortal weakness. Darrion, the son of a poor laborer, is ensnared in a hostile world, forced to choose between loyalty to his king or the counsel of the elves. Yet Fate has other plans in store, tying his course to Amarya, an elven royalblood of mysterious quality and unsurpassable beauty. But this forbidden connection incites betrayal from members of their own kin, marking them as traitors to the crown. In a land torn asunder, only Fate’s decree can allow such love to coexist with an ancient enmity.
Behold: A Llathalan Annal: Empyreal Fate – Part One.

Which authors inspire you?

Many authors have inspired me throughout the years, so it is difficult to select only a few. For that matter, individuals of various professions have inspired me some way or another - even when it comes to writing. However, to list a few, I will mention David Eddings, Tad Williams, Terry Brooks, Kurt Vonnegut, and Edgar Allen Poe.

What's your favorite book?

Now this is one I truly cannot answer plainly, for I have read so many wonderful (and not so wonderful) works, and they have all been unique in their own way. The thought of even comparing some of them seems unfair, as they have each inspired me in one form or another at different points in my life. So, I must simply say that it would depend on my mood for reading, writing style, and genre.

Why did you choose independent publishing?

I enjoy the close-knit feel to Hydra Publications, for, as a small press, an author doesn't get lost in a list of names or titles. Everyone is extraordinarily supportive of one another, and we each help out with promotions, interviews, and the like. Also, Hydra is wonderful about working with every author to meet his or her needs, from edits, cover art, to marketing in general. In fact, I was given the freedom to choose my own cover artist: Peter Bradley - who was also great about tailoring his work to fit my ideas for what I pictured on the cover. Overall, Hydra, as an independent press, has given me more freedom as an author - more so than I had even imagined from the beginning.

What one piece of advice would you offer other indie authors?
Read, challenge, explore, think, dream. Experience. Live. Be. We are all individuals with our own stories to tell. Be the voice that stands out from the crowd. Don't write what you think others want to read; write what inspires you. Feel the passion of your own words, for if you do not feel that passion first, how can you expect a reader to feel it as well?

Thanks for having me here today.

Author Page
Empyreal Fate

Empyreal Fate by Rachel Hunter - KBOD

Empyreal Fate by Rachel Hunter
$2.99 or FREE for Prime Members (5/25/2012)

Filled to the brim with forbidden love, an ancient evil, and a nation in disrepair, Empyreal Fate is a tale of riveting bravery and mortal corruption.

The land of Llathala lingers on the brink of war between men and elves, a dark history surrounding each race. Stirred by tensions of the land, a shadow of the past reemerges, taking precedence in reality and consuming the very soul of mans’ mortal weakness. Darrion, the son of a poor laborer, is ensnared in a hostile world, forced to choose between loyalty to his king or the counsel of the elves. Yet Fate has other plans in store, tying his course to Amarya, an elven royalblood of mysterious quality and unsurpassable beauty. But this forbidden connection incites betrayal from members of their own kin, marking them as traitors to the crown. In a land torn asunder, only Fate’s decree can allow such love to coexist with an ancient enmity.

Behold: A Llathalan Annal: Empyreal Fate – Part One.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Interview with Jody Morse: Co-Author of the Series Howl and The Briar Creek Vampires

When did you begin writing?

As soon as I knew how! When I was in elementary school, I loved the Babysitters Club and would write my own fan fiction. Once I was in middle school and high school, I began writing my own short stories and poetry. In college, I concentrated in writing. For a few years, I wrote web content full-time, but fiction was always where my heart was.

What genres do you write?

Mostly young adult paranormal romance/suspense, but I am plannng to cross genres. My sister, Jayme Morse (who I co-author with), and I are currently working on a romantic suspense for adults and have several other projects lined up for the near future. Those range from fantasy and dystopian to literary fiction.

Who do you imagine you’re telling a story to as you write?

There’s this quote by Toni Morrison that best explains it: “If there’s a book you really want to read but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” I imagine myself as the reader and try to write what I would want to read.

What’s your latest book about?

Right now, Jayme and I are putting the finishing touches on a book called Surface, which will be the first in our new young adult paranormal romance series. I don’t want to give away too many details yet, but it takes place in a beach town and involves sirens. It comes out in June.

Which authors inspire you?

Lois Duncan has probably been my biggest inspiration and influence, especially when it comes to the young adult paranormal genre. Her books (Stranger With My Face, Locked in Time, and Down a Dark Hall) were some of the first that I ever read that had paranormal elements.

What’s your favorite book?

It’s so hard to choose just one – I love so many! The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks, 19 Minutes by Jodi Picoult, Cereus Blooms at Night by Shani Mootoo, and the Mill River Recluse by indie author Darcie Chan are some of my favorites. I also love getting involved a good series. I’m kind of addicted to the Pretty Little Liars series, the House of Night, and the Hunger Games.

Why did you choose independent publishing?

I stumbled on JA Konrath’s blog, A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing, (A Newbie's Guide to Publishing) and learned that self-publishing had evolved from what it used to be. A lot of indies were having success because of the Kindle and Nook. So, Jayme and I decided to give it a go, and I’m glad we did. It’s a great way to get your stuff out there and retain your creative control. We get to choose our covers, set our deadlines and prices, and make other decisions that would normally be left up to a publishing company.

What one piece of advice would you offer other indie authors?

Write every day. If you don’t know how to start your book, then start in the middle or at the end, but start somewhere. Also grow a thick skin because no matter how good your book is, you’re bound to get some negative feedback, and some of it might hurt if you’re not prepared for it. Just remember that you can’t please everyone. Focus on the positive instead of the negative.

What to know more? Check out the links below.

Author Page
Howl (Howl Series #1) and Kiss of Death (The Briar Creek Vampires #1)

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - KBOD

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
$7.99 (5/24/2012)

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And a strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children who once lived here—one of whom was his own grandfather—were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

3 Free Kindle Books for Teens

Wilted (A Witching Pen Novellas Prequel) by Dianna Hardy

A short story prequel to The Witching Pen Novellas.

(This story takes place ten years before the events of The Witching Pen Novellas.)

Fifteen-year-old Elena hides her magical abilities from everyone, except her best friend, Karl. Inseparable since they were very young, they've always shared everything together, including the darkest parts of their lives.

Elena's beginning to realise that her feelings for Karl are growing into something more. But her mother's about to drop a bombshell on her – one that will change the course of her life, and heart, forever.


This UK-based story is suitable for YA readers, but it should be noted that The Witching Pen Novellas series is aimed at adult readers.

For fans of the series, this story includes two parts of Elena's past that were made reference to in The Witching Pen: 1) The moment that Karl turns up on Elena's doorstep having been beaten and 'jumped on' by his father and 2) "The Sex Talk" between Elena and her mother.

Nordic Fairies by Saga Berg

Nordic Fairies is a novella series about Liosálfar Svala and Viggo have been in love for a thousand years. After two years apart Svala turns on her TV to find Viggo in the public light, posing as a movie star. She tries to seek him out and the events that follow forces some deep buried secrets to surface...

Svala and Viggo have spent a hundred lives together over the last thousand years. As Liosálfar, Nordic light fairies, their job is to do good and to uphold a balance in the mortal world. A balance, often compromised by the Döckálfar, Nordic dark fairies.

But even good fairies need incentive.

Svala and Viggo are kept apart each life until they fulfill their assignments. Only when, and if, they succeed are they allowed to be together for whatever period of time the powers that be decides. Sometimes they are together for decades, other times years and during the last union once only three weeks.

In this life, Svala turns on her TV and learns that Viggo has become a popular movie star. This is not only highly unexpected, it indicates something is wrong and that Viggo is attempting to contact Svala before their assignments are carried out, an action which is strictly forbidden.

Svala seeks him out, but not without breaking a few rules of her own, and learning that things are not always as they seem. 

Bound, An Arelia LaRue Novel, Book 1 by Kira Saito

Sixteen year old Arelia LaRue lives in New Orleans where the music is loud, voodoo queens inhabit every street corner, and the ghosts are alive and well. Despite her surroundings, all she wants is to help her Grand-mere Bea pay the rent and save up for college.

When her best friend Sabrina convinces her to take a well-paying summer job at the infamous Darkwood plantation, owned by the wealthy LaPlante family, Arelia agrees.

However, at Darkwood strange things start to happen, and gorgeous Lucus LaPlante insists that he needs her help. Soon, the powers that Arelia has been denying all her life, come out to play and she discovers mysteries about herself that she could have never imagined.

Bound is roughly 55,000 words or 220 print pages.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Interview with Desiree Finkbeiner: Author of the Ethos Series

When did you begin writing?

I’ve been writing and illustrating since grade school. My mother had kept dozens of my little books in her keepsake chest, and we got them out a few years ago to share a laugh. Though, in the beginning I was more interested in art and poetry, entering my work in shows and contests. I won certificates and awards all through grade school, middle school and high school but most of them were for my art. I wrote my first middle-grade, fantasy chapter book of approx 30,000 words at age 12. So that's when I really became interested in writing.

What genres do you write?

Fantasy mostly. Especially urban fantasy/paranormal romance/action
adventure... but I've also been working on some sci-fi steampunk.

Who do you imagine you're telling a story to as you write?

I actually imagine myself in the story, interacting with the other
characters. It helps make it more realistic for me and provides a
great escape. I hope that others also enjoy the escape my worlds

What's your latest book about?

In short, it’s written in first person, from the heroine’s
perspective. She’s a normal college girl until she has an accident
that warrants a trip to the hospital. Her injuries heal quickly and
her lab results are off the charts. It’s a mystery as to why bizarre
happenings are overshadowing her, until Kalen, the hero, enters the

He reveals to her an ancient prophecy that transcends time and the
planes of existence, challenging her take on reality, and Brianna is
thrust into a race for her life. With the balance of their worlds at
stake, Kalen takes Brianna to his world, where he can better protect
her… unanswered questions would be addressed by the council that
resides in the mountain cities of Ethos, so they take up their

During their trek to the mountains, they undergo a series of trials,
and find themselves facing the ultimate choice. Throughout their
perilous adventure, they are tempted by forbidden love, knowing they
can never be together, but it’s that same temptation that leads them
to find their greatest strengths.

It’s a story about integrity, duty, agency and self mastery. I wanted
to write something that would teach a moral, inspired by an apparent
lack in action by the people of today. People everywhere seem
complacent, and the liberty of those same people is on the brink of
destruction. My series is a call to action; to act or be acted upon.
It’s about choice, the very thing that makes us superior beings… and
the same element that can ultimately lead to destruction, if not
exercised wisely.

Which authors inspire you?

My favorite authors have changed over the years and continue to
change as new books come out and my perspectives change. Some select
favorites: Frank Herbert, Anne Rice, J.R.R. Tolkien… But scripture
has influenced my writing more than anything.

What's your favorite book?

Scriptures are my favorite, I read them every day.

Why did you choose independent publishing?

Hydra Publications is a small press out of Indiana. When I sent Ethos
out, I got three offers with a couple weeks. But the family-like
atmosphere at Hydra sold me. I enjoy the friendships I've made there
with the other authors and the owners were super cool people.

What one piece of advice would you offer other indie authors?

Whether you go the route of self-publishing or going with a small indie
press, relationships are king. Establishing lasting friendships with
other authors, bloggers and readers is vital to your success. Keep an
open mind and always strive for professionalism. I've already met
some authors out there who wear such big heads that they come across
as crass and snooty. Nobody likes to work with stuck-up high hats. Be
yourself, be humble and always appreciate small victories. They add
up, and your network will grow faster by being kind and giving than
by only plugging your own work every where you go.

Most people view self-promotion as spammy and annoying. There's a
time and place for everything, so avoid overdoing it. Start by
praising other people for their efforts and it will come around full
circle. ...and most of all, keep creating!

Want to know? Check out the links below!
Author Page
Author's Website
The Morning Star (Ethos Book 1)
Facebook Page

Scott Nicholson Autographed Book Up for Sale

I know many of you love the horror indie author, Scott Nicholson. I'm currently downsizing my book collection and have an autographed copy of Scott Nicholson's book Thank You for the Flowers up for sale on Yardsellr. It's a steal at $20.

Scott Nicholson Autographed Thank You for the Flowers Paperback $20

Morning Star (Ethos Book 1) by Desiree Finkbeiner - KBOD

Morning Star (Ethos Book 1) by Desiree Finkbeiner
$2.99 or FREE for Prime Members (5/23/2012)

When a mysterious stranger interrupts Brianna's mundane routine, her eyes are opened to the dark underbelly of reality... immortal rogues, ancient conspiracies, prophetic revelations, savage tribes, mammoth dragonflies... 

She's thrust into a race for her life when Kalen, a warrior from Ethos, discovers that she is harboring a secret... a secret that he'd give his life to protect. 

There's just one little problem... they are tempted by a forbidden romance, which threatens to compromise a divinely appointed mission. They are faced with a choice... love eternal, or the end of the world...

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Belly Laughs by Jenny McCarthy - KBOD

Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth about Pregnancy and Childbirth by Jenny McCarthy
$6.18 (5/22/2012)

Oh, the joys of pregnancy! There's the gassiness, constipation, queasiness, and exhaustion, the forgetfulness, crankiness, and the constant worry. Of course, no woman is spared the discomforts and humiliations of pregnancy, but most are too polite to complain or too embarrassed to talk about them. Not Jenny McCarthy! In the New York Times best-selling Belly Laughs, actress and new mother Jenny McCarthy reveals the naked truth about the tremendous joys, the excruciating pains, and the unseemly disfigurement that go along with pregnancy. Never shy, frequently crude, and always laugh-out-loud funny, McCarthy covers it all in the grittiest of girlfriend detail. From morning sickness and hormonal rage, to hemorrhoids, pregnant sex, and the torture and sweet relief that is delivery, Belly Laughs is must-read comic relief for anyone who is pregnant, who has ever been pregnant, is trying to get pregnant, or, indeed, has ever been born!

3 Free Kindle Books in Comedy

Kids Say The Cutest Things When They're Drunk by Dan McQuinn

Kids Say the Cutest Things When They're Drunk, the first book from humor writer, Dan McQuinn, is a sharply written collection of comic letters, monologues and playlets that provides sure-fire laughs drunk or sober. The 50+ comic essays draw their humor from every phase of life as imagined by McQuinn from the moment his parents meet for the first time to his bizarre final wishes.

 Dating, Diapers & Denial by Rachna Singh

‘Dating, Diapers and Denial’ is a novel with a comical view of life from a woman’s perspective – of those years that race past from the age of twenty through to forty. It traverses milestones related to meeting, falling in love, marriage, babies, and growing old.

In her debut novel, Rachna Singh is on course to make you smile, chuckle and say, ‘That’s so true!’

‘Dating, Diapers, and Denial’ is a novel you’d want to read over and over again, to double up at the funny anecdotal passages and the witty observations. Tongue-in-cheek, with self-aimed pot shots, the innuendoes are clever, and witty. The book moves at a brisk pace, with story-telling that enthrals. As the humour tickles the readers, the sense of ‘relating’ to the instances keeps them riveted to the book. Grab your copy and have a good laugh!"

Pirate Therapy and Other Cures by Mark A. Rayner

Ever wondered what might happen if your therapist was replaced by a pirate? Or how disquieting it would be to receive postcards from your future self? If William Shatner was elected President of the United States, what would his inaugural address sound like? Mark A. Rayner tackles these and stranger questions in his collection of short stories, essays and flash fiction that thrum with the absurd and hum with alienation, all to a humorous beat. Jesus contends with dinosaurs. Marcel Duchamp describes what happens to a Dadaist who has a monkey's tail grafted to his butt. Whether he is explaining how Anne of Green Gables destroyed the world, or outlining Thor's new PR strategy, Rayner entertains with wit, humor and an imagination that is one step short of certifiable.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Diablo III: The Order - KBOD

Diablo III: The Order by Nate Kenyon
$12.99 - (5/21/2012)

Deckard Cain made his way across the floor, following the footprints to an alcove in the far wall. Rotted boards clung to supports, the last remains of an ancient library. This had been a ritual chamber, many centuries before, used to summon things from beyond the human world. A portal to the Burning Hells themselves, perhaps. The shelves were empty now. He saw a speck of yellow underneath a splinter of wood and bent to pick up a corner of parchment paper, curled and speckled with mildew.

Something moved in the shadows to his right.

He whirled, holding the light up. For a moment it appeared as if the shadows themselves were alive, bunching and swirling like ink in water. At the same time, a voice like the distant moan of wind drifted through the empty room and raised the hairs on the back of his neck.

Deckaaaaarrdddd Caiiinnnn . . .” 

Cain felt a strange doubling, a memory of a night many years before, when he was just a boy. A whispered voice calling to him, just like this. He backed away, fumbling in his rucksack with one hand, holding the lighted staff with the other against the darkness. Already he was doubting himself: had it just been the wind moving through the broken remains of the building above him, a trick his mind had played after so long in the sun?

The voice came again, a sound like bones scraping together in the grave.
“Your ghosts are many, old man, and they are active.” 

A grating of metal over rock seemed to come from everywhere at once. Once again a pool of black smoke thickened and then dissipated, only to reassemble somewhere else: a shape carrying a sword, the form of a man, but with eyes that glowed red with the fires of hell.

Cain knew what this was, yanked from the depths of his own mind and used against him: the image of the Dark Wanderer himself, conjured up to weaken his resolve. The smoke-shape swirled and shifted, reforming into two indistinct human shapes, one taller and clearly female, one small and delicate. Shock raced through Cain’s limbs as an older, familiar memory fought to surface. He closed his eyes against the darkness as the yawning pit of despair opened within him, threatening to pull him in. You must not listen.

Deckard Cain is the last of the Horadrim, the sole surviving member of a mysterious and legendary order. Assembled by the archangel Tyrael, the Horadrim were charged with the sacred duty of seeking out and vanquishing the three Prime Evils: Diablo (the Lord of Terror), Mephisto (the Lord of Hatred), and Baal (the Lord of Destruction). But that was many years ago. As the decades passed, the Horadrim’s strength diminished, and they fell into obscurity. Now all of their collected history, tactics, and wisdom lie within the aged hands of one man. A man who is growing concerned.

Dark whisperings have begun to fill the air, tales of ancient evil stirring, rumblings of a demonic invasion set to tear the land apart.

Amid the mounting dread, Deckard Cain uncovers startling new information that could bring about the salvation—or ruin—of the mortal world: other remnants of the Horadrim still exist. He must unravel where they have been and why they are hiding from one of their own.

As Cain searches for the lost members of his order, he is thrust into an alliance with an unlikely ally: Leah, an eight-year-old girl feared by many to carry a diabolical curse. What is her secret? How is it tied to the prophesied End of Days? And if there are other living Horadrim, will they be able to stand against oblivion? These are the questions Deckard Cain must answer . . .
. . . before it is too late.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

How to Find Totally FREE Graphics and Images Without Risking Your Business - KBOD

How to Find Totally FREE Graphics and Images Without Risking Your Business by Heidi White
$3.99 (5/20/2012)

The Secrets to Finding Graphics Without Risking Your Business is a handy guide that reveals the 'how to' of finding totally free graphics and images for online commercial use without risking your business by resorting to free - but not legal to use images - so commonly practiced by inexperienced or unaware marketers. The book explains why it's important not only to save money by finding free images, but also how to identify safe vs non-safe images, how easy it is for copyright holders to find you if you steal their images, and how you can use the same techniques to protect your own copyrighted images. This guide is a must have resource for small business and independent contractors, new and experienced webmasters and anyone planning to find images for their online and print campaigns not lucky enough to have a retainer with a large stock photo company.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Frog Prince - KBOD

The Frog Price by Elle Lothlorien
$3.99 or FREE for Prime Members

It was his pheromones that did it. With one sniff, sex researcher Leigh Fromm recognizes that any offspring she might have with the mysterious stranger would have a better-than-average chance of surviving any number of impending pandemics.

But when Leigh finds out that the handsome “someone” at her great aunt’s wake is Prince Roman Habsburg von Lorraine of Austria, she suddenly doubts her instincts—not that she was intending to sleep with the guy. The royal house of Habsburg was once completely inbred, insanity and impotency among the highlights of their genetic pedigree. (The extreme “bulldog underbite” that plagued them wasn’t called the Habsburg Jaw for nothing.)

It doesn’t matter that his family hasn’t sat on a throne (other than the ones in their Toilette) since 1918, or that Austria is now a parliamentary democracy. Their lives couldn’t be more different: Roman is routinely mobbed by paparazzi in Europe. Leigh is regularly mocked for having the social skills of a potted plant. Even if she suddenly developed grace, charm and a pedigree that would withstand the scrutiny of the press and his family, what exactly is she supposed to do with this would-have-been king of Austria who is in self-imposed exile in Denver, Colorado?

Friday, May 18, 2012

Interview with J. Naomi Ay: Indie Author of The Two Moons of Rehnor Series

When did you begin writing?

2nd Grade. My 1st grade teacher asked me to write a story for the 1st grade parent’s night. I guess she wanted to demonstrate how vastly more capable a 2nd grader would be. I remember I wrote a tremendous story about dogs and cats agreeing not to chase each other all in the name of world peace. I must have been a very perceptive 7 year old. My series The Two Moons of Rehnor began about 25 years ago and has been added on to, rewritten, modified and changed about a million times in the interim years.

What genres do you write?

The series itself is pure fantasy but other than the very strange main character who is definitely paranormal, it’s almost contemporary. It’s also set off on a different planet at an undefined time in the future so that makes it a bit of Scifi too. There’s a fair amount of romance going on and there’s politics and spiritualism. Too bad there isn’t a genre call “all of the above”. That’s where I would fit in.

Who do you imagine you're telling a story to as you write?

Nobody. I wrote the whole thing figuring nobody would ever read it except me.

What's your latest book about?

The series basically tells the story of Senya, a very strange man who was created to be king of the planet Rehnor. It’s all told in first person narratives by the very normal, ordinary people who surround him. It also weaves in the stories of all these other people which I think makes it very interesting because there are a lot of perspectives and it’s very face paced. I have a relatively short attention span so as I was writing it, if anyone started to bore me, I would switch characters.

Which authors inspire you?

The classics – C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and Jane Austen.

What's your favorite book?

Pride and Prejudice…sigh.

Why did you choose independent publishing?

Because it’s quick and easy to do and I have complete control of my stories for better or worse. I write things as I see them despite which way current political or social winds are blowing. Of course all my stories take place on distant planets so they are not at all related to what’s going on here. Not at all.

What one piece of advice would you offer other indie authors?

Patience and remember that you do this because you love it. If it turns into a quest for sales and only sales, then it will turn into work and your writing may start to reflect that. If you write what you love and you have fun with it, your readers will love and enjoy it too.

What to know more? Check out the links below.

The Boy Who Lit Up the Sky (Two Moons of Rehnor: Book 1)
Author Page 

The Hobbit - KBOD

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
$7.59 (5/18/2012)

J.R.R. Tolkien's classic prelude to his Lord of the Rings trilogy

Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum.

Written for J.R.R. Tolkien's own children, The Hobbit has sold many millions of copies worldwide and established itself as a modern classic.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Here There Be Dragons by James A Owen

Here There Be Dragons by James A Owen
$8.99 (5/17/2012)

An unusual murder brings together three strangers, John, Jack, and Charles, on a rainy night in London during the first World War. An eccentric little man called Bert tells them that they are now the caretakers of the Imaginarium Geographica -- an atlas of all the lands that have ever existed in myth and legend, fable and fairy tale. These lands, Bert claims, can be traveled to in his ship the Indigo Dragon, one of only seven vessels that is able to cross the Frontier between worlds into the Archipelago of Dreams.

Pursued by strange and terrifying creatures, the companions flee London aboard the Dragonship. Traveling to the very realm of the imagination itself, they must learn to overcome their fears and trust in one another if they are to defeat the dark forces that threaten the destiny of two worlds. And in the process, they will share a great adventure filled with clues that lead readers to the surprise revelation of the legendary storytellers these men will one day become.

An extraordinary journey of myth, magic, and mystery, Here, There Be Dragons introduces James A. Owen as a formidable new talent.

The White Oak by Kim White Review

The White Oak by Kim White

What happens when you wake up in the underworld - alive? That's exactly what happens to Cora Alexander after she falls into her father's grave that was swallowed up by a sink hole. Unfortunately, her brother wasn't as lucky. He, too, is in the underworld, but he's there the way he should be - dead. Can Cora make it out of the underworld alive with the aid of her brother who has knack for programming?

I was eagerly awaiting this book because I love all things fantasy. Unfortunately, I was a bit overwhelmed by all the sci-fi elements of the book. That's not to say that The White Oak by Kim White isn't a good book. Actually, it's a book that you have a hard time putting down once you start reading it.

I recommend The White Oak by Kim White to anyone who loves sci-fi and young adult books. If you're looking for more of a fantasy novel, you may not enjoy the book as much.

Writer was given a copy of this book to review through NetGalley.

4 Free Kindle Books About Dragons

Today is Teenage Thursday and I thought I might share four free Kindle books that are perfect for young adults. Enjoy!

The First Dragoneer by M.R. Mathias

When two young men go on a hunt that they know will probably be the last hunt of their youth, they decide they want it to be an unforgettable outting.

When they cross a ridge and leave the unprotected, unpatrolled boundary of their kingdom, they find a cavern that looks like it needs to be explored.

Inside the cavern they find exactly what they were looking for. For residing in the darkened depths of this stoney hole is something that they will never forget......

That is, if they live long enough to remember it!

Legon Awakening by Nicholas Taylor

Set in a world that is not our own, Legon Awakening takes you through an epic journey into a land full of wonderment, illusion, and innovation.

Join Legon and his sister, Sasha, as they search to understand their true heritage and unravel the possibility of being part human and part elf. Surrounded by Elves, the newly introduced Iumenta race, Dragons and Humans, our heroes’ lives are filled with adventure and fantasy in their search for answers, as they begin a larger-than-life quest of discovery. Not to mention the incredible battle scenes, which are sure to capture your imagination! 

Dreamwalker by James Oswald

When Balwen's last sits on the stolen throne,
And kitling sleeps beside the babe ne'er born,
When darkness stills the forest birds at noon,
In blood and fire Gwlad shall rise anew.
The Prophecies of Mad Goronwy


The dragons of Glwad are dying. A sad, shrunken echo of the once-proud creatures they were, now they shuffle through their last days, hidden by their subtle arts from the men who have persecuted and killed them for over two millennia. Yet in amongst this quiet decline, there is new life. Benfro, son of Morgwm the Green, the first male kitling in a thousand years. His hatching at the confluence, when great Rasalene the moon covers Arhelion the sun, must surely mark him for great things. For long ago dragons wrought a terrible wrong to the land, and now is come the time to make amends.


Every young boy in the Twin Kingdoms dreams of being chosen for one of the great orders, and Errol Ramsbottom is no different. He longs to be a Warrior Priest of the High Ffrydd, riding to glorious victory in battle. But you should be careful what you wish for; it might just come to pass.


For almost a century there has been an uneasy truce between the Twin Kingdoms and the godless Llanwennogs to the north, but as King Diseverin descends ever further into drunken madness, his ruthless daughter Beulah takes up the reins of power. A time of war looks set to descend upon Gwlad, and it will surely draw everyone, man and dragon both, into its cruel game.

New Breed by Danielle Kazemic

Annabel Wells is a typical girl. She works at a job she hates and her boyfriend just dumped her. Things couldn't get worse.

While out, she is attacked by the Unseen - a creature made of pure darkness which kills mortals. When a mysterious hero saves her, she uncovers the world that operates behind the scenes of the normal world. Dragons live among us, disguised as humans.

With the aide of Crispin, Henry, Sera, and Jules, Annabel is protecting herself from another attack. The only problem: how to hide her?

200th Post Giveaway Winner!

And the winner is........Lyddz Maendel! Lyddz, will soon be receiving a $10 Amazon gift card and hopefully she'll share with us which book or books she picked up. Thanks for participating and be on the lookout for the next giveaway!!


Photo by dlnny

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Inescapable by Amy A Bartol - KBOD

Inescapable (The Premonition Series) by Amy A Bartol
$2.99 (5/16/2012)

My name is Evie Claremont and this was to be the making of me–my freshman year of college. I’d been hoping that once I’d arrived on Crestwood’s campus, the nightmare that I’ve been having would go away. It hasn’t.

I may be an inexperienced seventeen-year-old, but I’m grounded…sane. I look for rational explanations to even the strangest circumstances. Since meeting sophomore Reed Wellington, however, nothing makes any sense. Whenever he’s near, I feel an attraction to him–a magnetic kind of force pulling me towards him. I know what you’re thinking…that sounds fairly awesome. Yeah, it would be…if he liked me, but Reed acts as if I’m the worst thing that has ever happened to Crestwood…or him. But get this, for some reason every time I turn around he’s there, barging into my life.

What is the secret that he’s keeping from me? I’m hoping that it’s anything but what I suspect: that he’s not exactly normal…and neither am I. So, maybe Crestwood won’t be the making of me, but it could be the breaking of me. I’ve been left to wonder if the dark future my dream is foretelling is…inescapable.

3 Free Kindle Books About Witches

The Poppet and the Lune by Madeline Claire Franklin

The witch who made the patchwork girl died before she could give her creation a name. Stitched together from the remains of the villagers’ dead children—whose memories still live in her flesh—and held together by a ring made of moonbeams, the patchwork girl is a spell as yet unfinished. She can never be what her parents wanted her to be: a replacement for the children they’ve lost. So when the poppet grows up, and grows tired of being a disappointment, she decides to embark upon a journey through the Everwood Forest in search of her real name.

In the forest she meets Faolin, a newly made wereman (a man trapped as a wolf except during the full moon) running from the beasts who killed his father, and stole his throne as Wolf King. He joins the patchwork girl on her journey, and she promises to help him become human again and return to his fiancée. Together, they face the dangers of the forest as their paths wind together: Faolin running from his destiny, the patchwork girl in search of her own, and both of them bound by moonlight.

But Faolin, afraid of the beast he has become, has known all along what he must do in order to lift the curse and return to his fiancée. In fact, it is the very reason he sought out the patchwork girl to begin with—and now the only reason he is willing to leave her side: to save her from himself.

Summoning by Debi Faulkner

Summoning is based on a “true” Irish witch story in which an evil vicar sells not only his soul but also that of his young servant girl, Meredith, to the devil. After learning the dark craft herself, Meredith finds herself trapped in the demon's shadow when she is accused of witchcraft. It is up to her to find the light and save herself – and those she loves – from the deal. 


The Witch by Cheryl Potter

She was alone...

1664-1666: years of plague, fire and superstition. Katharine Gurney is the daughter of an executed witch, a shepherdess with latent powers.

And then he came...

Francois Borri is a cunning man, an apostatized priest turned sorcerer, who seeks to use her as he has used others before in his brutal quest for wealth and status.

The Witch is a tale of murder and manipulation; a story of cruel domination and ultimate vengeance. It is the account of one woman's struggle for survival in a world which executed nine million women as witches ... and of the man...

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