Thursday, May 31, 2012

Spotlight Novel - Paranormal Fantasy

Secondhand God
by Colin Martin
4.8 out of 5 Stars on Amazon

“On this day, I am taking control of our collective destiny. The future of our world will be mine to decide, as I wish it to be. From this point forward, you will worship me as your God. You will abolish all churches, all synagogues, all mosques. From now on, I will be answering the prayers. I will be performing the miracles. There will be no more war, no more sickness, no more disease – I will control everything.”

One cold day in 2012, Regan Roberts, a loving wife and mother of two beautiful daughters, wakes to find she has a special gift. What start out as parlor tricks and small illusions, quickly blossom into full blown miracles. As the world discovers more about Regan's powers, her ego grows - and so does the fear of the people.

What if you knew that one of our citizens possessed the powers of God?
Someone that was once an ordinary citizen, just like you or I?
If she had the power to change reality, move mountains and even the stars, would you fear her or worship her?

If you have the power of God, but the ego of man, that's a recipe for disaster. As religious sects and the military step in to stop her, the world quickly finds that she is the most powerful being that has ever existed. And there is no safe place to hide.

Secondhand God explores what happens when the inevitable height of human potential is reached. A little bit urban fiction, a little bit fantasy with a twist of the paranormal, Colin Martin takes us on a rollercoaster ride of action, murder, adventure, religion and the true power of love.

An entertaining look at the immensity of the human spirit, the characters inside Secondhand God discover for themselves the meaning of the phrase: "Greatness Cannot Be Stopped."

Free Contemporary Fantasy Kindle Books 5-31-2012

These ebooks were listed as free downloads at the time of the post. These are usually only free for a few days at most. Always double check the prices before downloading. 

Enchanted (Touched) 
by S.A. Archer and S. Ravynheart
5 out of 5 stars on Amazon
Urban Fantasy

All London wants is her life back, not something easy to accomplish with her addiction to the Sidhe Touch constantly gnawing at her. This time she's found an earthborn Sidhe who just might take the edge off her craving. If she can keep the other predators like vampires and werewolves from claiming her prey, that is.

by P.R. Mason
4.7 out of 5 stars on Amazon
Paranormal Romance

She was driven by love.
He was bound by duty.
Together they were swept through a vortex to a world of danger.

October Girls
by Scott Nicholson
4.3 out of 5 stars on Amazon
YA Paranormal Romance

For fans of magic, romance, and fantasy.


Five days until Halloween and all hell is about to break loose.

And it’s all Crystal’s fault.

Momma warned her not to consort with the dead and tried to teach her the magic spells that would close the portal to the afterlife. But Crystal doesn’t want to be a trailer-trash witch like Momma. She has dreams of going to community college and escaping the Appalachian town of Parson’s Ford.

Her best friend Bone is only too happy to escape the afterlife and help Crystal break the rules. Bone died too young, and she’ll do whatever it takes to remain among the living.

Then a teen movie maker comes to Parson’s Ford, and he has a very special project in mind: a horror movie starring a real ghost. The kids who watch his movies turn into brainwashed zombies. And to totally complicate matters, Crystal thinks he’s kind of a hunk, and she’s afraid her boyfriend Pettigrew only loves her because of Momma’s magic spells.

Now it’s Halloween, the night when the portal to the afterlife is widest, and somebody’s been messing with Momma’s potions. The fate of the world is in Crystal’s hands, but she hasn’t been paying attention to her lessons. And a mysterious figure in the afterlife is urging Bone to stay loyal to her own kind instead of to Crystal.

The movie is rolling, the creatures are stirring, and the brainwashed teenagers are ready to welcome a new star from the other side of the grave.

Crystal and Bone must overcome drama queens, coffin cuties, and mangled magic if they want to remain best friends forever—but at this rate, forever may not last much longer.

by Jacqueline Gardner
3.9 out of 5 stars on Amazon
YA Urban Fantasy Action Adventure

When Bridget finds a dead cheerleader in the janitor’s closet, she becomes the killer’s next target. High school just got worse. It’s bad enough that she can hear the shocking truths that pass through her classmate’s heads. Now she has to worry about staying alive, and all clues point to the one person whose thoughts she can’t read - her boyfriend Terrence. Someone is taunting her, threatening to expose her secret. And when Bridget tries to single out her blackmailer, she’s nearly beaten to death by a mind controlled minion with fiery eyes.

But when Bridget finally comes face-to-face with the killer, suddenly a horde of brainwashed students programmed to destroy her life doesn’t seem so bad.

The Ghost Hunter (The Hunter Series)
by Lori Brighton
3.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon
Paranormal Romance

When Ashley Hunter inherits the Inn where her father mysteriously vanished years ago, she jumps at the chance to finally uncover the truth about his disappearance. But soon after taking ownership of the decrepit building, Ashley realizes she’s in for far more than she bargained. Not only has she inherited answers to many sought-after questions, she’s also inherited spirits, demons and even fallen angels! Then Cristian arrives, a gorgeous man who insists he merely needs a room to rent. She believes him, until one by one her ghosts start disappearing...

As a fallen angel destined for a life of servitude, Cristian Lucius is relegated to protecting earth from unwanted spirits. But he can’t accomplish this daunting task alone. He requires assistance from the very woman who frustrates him as much as she intrigues him. Cristian is determined to ignore his intense attraction for Ashley, and focus on his mission. If they don’t work together, they won’t have a chance in hell of defeating the demon threatening their lives. The problem is getting Ashley to trust him. No easy task, considering Cristian is the very man responsible for her father’s disappearance.

The Sweetest Fling (A Stupid Cupid Book)
by Amber Scott
5 out of 5 stars on Amazon
Humorous Paranormal Romance

Millie Match has left a trail of unmatched hearts behind along her bumbling way.

So when fate throws one of her past failures into her path, what else can she do but everything within her power to put right was a botched love potion once put wrong?

Okay, okay. So maybe it was far more than the potion that brought these two together. And it will take even more to convince them to never be apart again.

Truth time!

A Love Soul Deep (A Mystique Antiques Novella)
by Amber Scott
3.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon
Paranormal Romance

A gold locket catches her eye and her heart. Inside the tiny gold frame is a picture of the one man she compares all others to. The one that got away...

Can this locket, one wish, bring back the love she lost?

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Spotlight Novelette - Paranormal Romance

Eternity Embraced (Demonica)
by Larrisa Ione
4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon


Demon slayer Andrea Cole has always taken down the demons and vampires she hunts without mercy. But when a fellow slayer is captured and turned into a vampire by a sadistic monster, she must choose between loyalty to her family and the man she loves.

Versus Instinct...

Kaden Quinn has dedicated his life to slaying vampires, so when he is turned into one, his greatest nightmare comes to life. And when the woman he loves is thrown into a dungeon with him -- as food -- he must battle new instincts and old desires, and choose between his life, and hers.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a short novella that originally appeared in The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2 and the anthology Vampires in Love. It has been expanded for its stand-alone digital release. In the Demonica timeline, it falls between book 3, Passion Unleashed, and book 4, Ecstasy Unveiled, though it can easily be read without having read the Demonica novels.


"...dark, dynamic, and dangerously seductive!" -- New York Times bestselling author Jaci Burton 

Free Contemporary Fantasy Kindle Books 5-30-2012

These ebooks were listed as free downloads at the time of the post. These are usually only free for a few days at most. Always double check the prices before downloading. 

Six Moon Summer (Seasons of the Moon, Book 1)
by S.M. Reine
4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon
YA Werewolf Urban Fantasy

Rylie's been bitten. She's changing. And now she has three months to find a cure before becoming a werewolf... forever.

Rylie Gresham hates everything about summer camp: the food, the fresh air, the dumb activities, and the other girls in her cabin. But the worst part is probably being bitten by a werewolf. Being a teenager is hard enough, but now she's craving raw flesh and struggles with uncontrollable anger. If she doesn't figure out a way to stop the transformation, then at the end of summer, her life is worse than over. She'll be a monster.

Dark Waters (Celtic Legacy Book 1)
by Shannon Mayer
4.6 out of 5 on Amazon
Dark Urban Fantasy

Two sisters, one of them kidnapped + Two gorgeous men. + A legendary prophecy = Monsters, magic, deception and sensuality.

Be prepared to dive into Dark Waters!

Sunrise at Sunset (Sunset Vampire Series, Book 1)
by Jaz Primo
3.7 out of 5 stars on Amazon
Vampire Romance

When is a bloodthirsty predator the best protection against a psychotic killer?
When the predator is both a vampire...and the woman you love.

“We vampires are focused and tend to shape our own realities.”

My name is Katrina Rawlings, and I am a vampire. I declare that with neither pride nor ego. I am simply nature’s most dangerous predator. On occasion, it’s a very valuable quality. It helped me protect Caleb Taylor one day when he was very young. But that single, traumatic day is behind him now; wiped from his memory, or so I hope.

Caleb has finally matured into a rather striking young man, and believe me, I like what I see. I’ll readily admit that there are issues for us to confront and overcome, though a sense of mutual commitment isn’t one of them. I’m feeling hopeful for our future together, in fact. But an adversary from my past has returned to haunt me, and she’s trying to get back at me through Caleb. That was her first...and last...mistake. I’ll protect my Caleb at all costs, and I’ll make her regret the day she was born.

So, I suppose that I’m not just a vampire. I’m about to become someone’s worst nightmare!

His Devious Angel - Angels Love Romance (Angels with Attitudes)
by Mimi Barbour
4.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon
Angel Paranormal Romance

Can the sick-at-heart soldier get his life back together? And can Sadie overcome her dislike of the male species long enough to give him a chance...even after he runs into her with his convertible? Between an Italian Mama and doggies galore, this romance is a lot of fun.

Miami Days and Truscan (K)nights
by Gail Roughton
5 out of 5 stars on Amazon
Paranormal Romance

Dedicated career girl Tess Ames is on her way to a working holiday in Jamaica. She thinks. But there’s a door that has other plans. A door to another world. A door that picks and chooses when it opens. And who's allowed to enter. Because those who come through that door are meant to come. Chosen. Selected. For a reason. So instead of eating salt-fish and dancing reggae, she ends up…somewhere else. In a world that runs on magic, portents, omens and the all-important Powerstones. She ain’t in Kansas anymore!

Has Tess been thrown to the wolves? Why was she chosen? Ah! That would be telling…

Love Lust (Vegas ParaRealm)
by Amber Scott
4.8 out of 5 stars on Amazon
Succubus Paranormal Romance

This succubus physically craves...and dreads love.

Her hunger demands she feed on human lust. Unlike others, love is the only thing that sustains the fix and thereby, her life.

But long-term feeding will enslave her lover, annihilating who they are, condemning her to a perpetual cycle of love and loss.

On the run from her maker, deeply drawn to a new love, she desperately hunts for a cure for this Love Lust.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Spotlight Novel - High Tech Dark Fantasy

Hedgeland (Hedgecraft Series Book 1)
by Ann Nyland
4.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon

Hedgeland, a dark fantasy /science fiction of time travel. Dr April Neuland, a Professor of Ancient Languages turned non-fiction writer, has been plagued by dreams all her life, dreams of her past life in the Otherworld as one of what people came to call "Fae." Meanwhile, in a parallel dimension of April's past and Caridwen's future, Worthing, a Future History Professor, has allied with the Military to access Future Internet communications and use new technology to influence April to write an ebook novel revealing where she, in her past life as Caridwen, hid the Kiste, a device to travel through time and space. Hedgeland weaves all three time/space frames: Caridwen, Worthing, and April. Hedgeland is the first in the Hedgecraft Series, but is a fully self contained novel with no cliff hangers.
Author Dr Ann Nyland was on Faculty at the University of New England, Australia. She is a grammar pedant, ancient languages translator, and best selling non-fiction author of such books as The Complete Books of Enoch; Angels, Archangels and Angel Categories: What the Ancients Said; The Book of Jubilees; A Devil of a Job to Find Satan in the Bible, among others.

Free Contemporary Fantasy Kindle Books 5-29-2012

These ebooks were listed as free downloads at the time of the post. These are usually only free for a few days at most. Always double check the prices before downloading.

Lauren Kate's Fallen Series Ebook Sampler
by Lauran Kate
3.8 out of 5 stars
Supernatural Romance

The Lauren Kate Fallen Series Ebook Sampler is the ultimate FREE introduction to the #1 New York Times bestselling series Fallen, the worldwide phenomenon. Featuring excerpts from all five of Lauren Kate's bestsellers, Fallen, Torment, Passion, Rapture, and Fallen in Love, this free ebook preview is the perfect way to introduce the atmospheric and compelling Fallen world of supernatural romance and fallen angels to readers.

The Vampire's Warden, (Undead in Brown County #1)
by S.J Wright
3.8 out of 5 stars on Amazon
Vampire Paranormal Romance

It was a flash in the moonlight, a blur of motion like I’d never witnessed before. No human had the capacity to move like that. When I found myself face-to-face with him there in the meadow, I knew without a doubt that the journal was authentic. I knew that my grandfather hadn’t been crazy at all.

Because a foot away from me stood a vampire.

Sarah reads her grandfather's journal in stunned disbelief. What was once her grandfather's responsibility has passed to her father and now to her. She has become the Warden. Her life will never be the same.

by S.M. Hineline
4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon
Vampire Urban Fantasy

In the war between humans and vampires... a child will turn the tide.

Thousands of years ago a goddess cursed a family, every 500 years a child of their bloodline would be born a vampire. This child would mean the survival or destruction of the vampire race. And each would do anything to find the child first.

Jade knew nothing of the curse, but when a vampire princess calls, you answer. Now she must do her best to help find the child and save it from the humans who would see it dead. And if that weren't enough, the princess' cousin, in an effort to show her unworthy to lead their people, is doing everything in his power to stop them. Even if that means killing them all.

Family Magic (The Hayle Coven Novels)
by Patti Larsen
4.8 out of 5 stars
YA Paranormal Romance

Sixteen-year-old Sydlynn Hayle is the daughter of a powerful witch and a demon lord of the seventh plane. The trouble is, she just wants to be ordinary. Syd struggles to survive the minefield of her new high school while being torn between her attraction to football hero Brad Peters and the darkly mysterious Quaid Moromond. When her coven comes under attack, Syd is forced to face the fact she is a witch and only her power can save her family’s magic.

For One Last Kiss - A Grim Reaper Romance
by Calista Taylor
5 out of 5 stars on Amazon
Paranormal Romance

As a reaper, Lilly knows that relations with the living are strictly forbidden, and even more damning is to contact someone from her past. Yet when she gets the opportunity to see her betrothed once more, she cannot possibly resist the chance for one last kiss.

Forty-Four (44)
by Jools Sinclain
4.2 out of 5 stars on Amazon
Paranormal Romance Mystery

Last year after falling through the ice, seventeen-year-old Abby Craig woke up from death.

But she woke into a world she barely recognizes. She can’t see colors, memories have been erased, and her friends all hate her. And then there’s Jesse, who she loves, but who refuses to forgive her the one mistake she made long ago.

Just when she thinks it can’t get any worse, the visions begin. In them, she sees a faceless serial killer roaming the streets. While the police believe that there have been a lot of accidents in town lately, Abby knows differently. And she soon realizes that it’s up to her to find him.

But to stop him, she’ll have to confront more than just the killer. She’ll have to face something else that was lost in those dark waters. The truth.