Friday, August 31, 2012

Free Contemporary Fantasy Kindle Books 8-31-2012

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. 

She Who Hunts (Hunters)
by C.L. Parks
4.9 out of 5 stars on Amazon
Urban Fantasy

Tenna Massey’s husband is possessed, and may be the one responsible for the string of murders in her community. Only a demon Hunter can stop him, and unfortunately for Tenna, she comes from a long line of them, a legacy she ran away from years ago.

If Tenna chooses to become the Hunter she was destined to be, it will mean stepping back into the world she thought she'd left behind for good. Worse, it will mean killing the man she's loved for so long. But if she doesn't, the murders won't stop.

The longer she puts off her decision, the more innocent lives are in danger, and the more Tenna realizes she can't run forever.

Blind School 
by John Matthews
4.2 out of 5 stars on Amazon
YA Urban Fantasy

None can see like the Blind…

Ryan Lorimar and Jessica Werner have a special gift: they can see ‘fallen angel’ apparitions within other people. But as the fallen angels in turn know that they’ve been ‘viewed’, it’s a gift that will get him killed. They need protection. They need to enter ‘Blind School’.

Their only hope is Ellis Kendell and his team of agents. Day in, day out, Kendell’s team trawl through street-cam images from across the nation to pick up that tell-tale eye light-refraction of ‘viewers’. Can Kendell’s team get to the viewers before the fallen angels and get them to safety in ‘Blind School’? But there’s also an added agenda: Kendell’s department want the ‘viewers’ help in tracking down more ‘fallen angels’.

Yet is Kendell deluding himself? Setting this small group of teens against a legion fifty-times their number of the most cunning and vicious murderers and criminal masterminds the nation has to offer – is he simply throwing them to the wolves? Fated to watch them one-by-one die. The odds are against them.

Broken Shell Island, The Witches of West Shore
by Dalya Moon
4.8 out of 5 stars on Amazon
YA Contemporary Fantasy

Opal gets a dirty old suitcase for her birthday. She's not impressed. Her grandfather tells her she'll need it, because she's going to live with her great aunt on Broken Shell Island. Opal wonders if her grandfather hasn't gone senile, because Broken Shell Island is a made-up magical place that their family friend Flora Fritz writes picture books about.

Oh, but the island is real. And magic.

Opal encounters magical plants, animals, and danger, too. The evening she arrives, a body is discovered in the woods, not far from where she passed through. Worse, a terrifying creature has emerged from the ground, and it hungers for the innocent, whether the people of the island believe in it or not.

While young Opal is eager to fit into her new life, perhaps becoming a witch, she's mainly concerned about surviving her first week. Riding a unicorn is not quite the experience she expected, nor is her first encounter with hair-styling pixies.

Life is beautiful, magical, and perilous, on Broken Shell Island.

Sin and Sacrifice (The Daughters of Eve #1)
by Danielle Bourdon
3.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon
Urban Fantasy

Five sisters.

One secret.

An ancient order of Knights determined to acquire them at any cost.

And one man hell bent on saving both.

* * * *

Evelyn Grant, along with her four sisters, have a secret. A secret the Knights Templar want for themselves. It all went back to the Garden of Eden and the Tree of Knowledge and Life. The Knights will do anything to exploit the girls and their access to that sacred place, but one man, government agent Rhett Nichols, is set to the task of saving the women from torture and even death.

He succeeds—and he fails.

After centuries of being hunted, would Evelyn ever be able to trust the one person who might be able to help her? On the run, Evelyn and Rhett face off against their adversary and she's left with no choice but to put her life in his hands.

Sunrise Sunset
by Christine L. Barr
5.0 out of 5 stars on Amazon
Paranormal Romance

At sunrise, Roxanne Harris is a vibrant high school student with loving parents and a devoted boyfriend, Adam. At sunset, Lyla emerges with a taste for blood and the lips of Roxanne's delectable beloved. When Adam is tricked into releasing Lyla from confinement, the three of them set off on a journey/kidnaping that brings them head on in a battle of inexplicable good vs wickedly evil. Roxanne fights to bring out the goodness in humanity, Lyla fights to free humanity from their inhibitions, while Adam is in a constant battle to keep his soul intact and his mysterious past hidden. But they will all have to answer one very important question: is paradise worth the price of your own soul?

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Free Contemporary Fantasy Kindle Books 8-30-2012

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.   

The Dress (Everyday Magic Trilogy: Book 1)
by Sophie Nicholls
4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon
Paranormal Romance

The Amazon Kindle UK Top 5 Bestseller: Sumptuous vintage fashions, a very modern love story and a sprinkling of 'everyday magic.' The owner of York's new vintage dress shop is not quite what she seems...

Meet Ella and her mother Fabbia Moreno who arrive in York one cold January day, to set up their vintage dress shop.

The flamboyant Fabbia wants to sell beautiful dresses to nice people and move on from her difficult past. Ella just wants to fit in. But not everyone is on their side.

Will Fabbia overcome the prejudices she encounters? What's the dark secret she's hiding? And do the silk linings and concealed seams of her dresses contain real spells or is this all just 'everyday magic'?

Among the leopard-print shoes, tea-gowns and costume jewellery in Fabbia's shop are many different stories - and the story of one particular dress.

This is a full-length novel for lovers of vintage and readers of contemporary romance/fantasy.

Island of Fog (Book 1)
by Kieth Robinson
4.9 out of 5 stars on Amazon
YA Contemporary Fantasy

A lonely, foggy island is home to eight families. Twelve-year-old Hal and his friends have always wondered what happened all those years ago on the mainland, that unseen place Out There beyond the fog, and after an astonishing discovery in the woods the children are more determined than ever to find out what their parents are hiding. But their lives are turned upside down when Abigail reveals her closely guarded secret. According to her, the children are slowly changing into monsters! Are they freaks of nature, or subjects of a sinister experiment?

Each child reacts differently to his or her unique monstrous transformation; after all, one may feel proud to be a dragon, faerie, or centaur, but who in their right mind wants to be a sadistic manticore or cowardly harpy?

ISLAND OF FOG is a story of intrigue and conspiracy. The reader follows Hal Franklin as he struggles to accept that he and his friends are something more than ordinary children, and that their parents have been covering up the truth the whole time. With their trust shaken and the unexpected arrival of a strange woman from Out There, the children hide their frightening shapeshifting abilities and pretend nothing is wrong.

Azuri Fae (Caledonia Fae, Book 2)
by India Drummond
4.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon
Urban Fantasy

A faerie prince disappears in the borderlands, and his father enlists the help of outcast Eilidh and her bonded druid, Quinton Munro. Tantalised with hints of a lost and ancient magic, they learn that time is working against them every step of the way. Is the prince’s disappearance related to the vanishing of an entire Scottish village?

Faced with deception, assassination attempts, and a mad queen who would sacrifice her own child to keep a dreaded secret, Eilidh struggles with an impossible situation. Her people demand she commit treason and betray the man she loves. Will she do what duty requires, or throw away the chance to reunite the kingdom in exchange for the life she hadn't dared hope for?

Primal (Vengeance)
by Raven & Lain Bower
4.9 out of 5 stars on Amazon
Werewolf Urban Fantasy

Pursued by a ruthless crime lord after witnessing the murder of an FBI agent, Wrey must rebuild the life they stole from her. When she meets mysterious Arvon Night, her precious new life unravels as she’s thrust into a web of betrayal, lust and violence.

Arvon knows he must slay Wrey to keep his secret safe from those who hunt him. Each hour his enemies stalk closer, ready to kill.

Can Wrey’s powers of nature and spirit help her survive the yearning and dangerous Arvon and the tide of peril he brings with him? Or will an opportunistic hitman take advantage of them both?

Alone: The Girl in the Box, Book 1
by Robert J. Crane
4.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon
Contemporary Fantasy

Sienna Nealon was a 17 year-old girl who had been held prisoner in her own house by her mother for twelve years. Then one day her mother vanished, and Sienna woke up to find two strange men in her home. On the run, unsure of who to turn to and discovering she possesses mysterious powers, Sienna finds herself pursued by a shadowy agency known as the Directorate and hunted by a vicious, bloodthirsty psychopath named Wolfe, each of which is determined to capture her for their own purposes...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Free Contemporary Fantasy Kindle Books 8-29-2012

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.     

Her Dark Angel (Her Angel Romance Series Book 1)
by Felicity Heaton
3.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon
HOT Paranormal Romance

An angel without a mission, Apollyon lives trapped in Hell guarding the bottomless pit. Surrounded by endless darkness, he longs to fly free on Earth once more but his master hasn't called him in centuries. When the call finally comes, it's to serve a new master, a beautiful woman he has often watched over, a woman who has always captivated him.

Serenity is shocked when a gorgeous black-winged angel shows up in her city of Paris claiming that she called him when she was only casting a simple vengeance spell. He's no other than the angel of death! When Apollyon offers to obey her and help her have revenge on her cheating ex-boyfriend, she can't resist the temptation, but can she resist him? Can an angel as dark as Apollyon ever fall for a mortal woman like her?

Dark, passionate and erotic, Her Dark Angel is a tale of intense desire and deepest forbidden love guaranteed to get your heart racing.

No Good Deed: Book One of the Mark Taylor Series (A Psychological Thriller)
by M.P. McDonald
4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon
Paranormal Thriller

Mark Taylor discovers first hand that no good deed goes unpunished when the old camera he found during a freelance job in an Afghanistan bazaar gives him more than great photos. It triggers dreams of disasters. Tragedies that happen exactly as he envisions them. He learns that not only can he see the future, he can change it. Then the unthinkable happened and everyone ignored his frantic warnings. Thousands die. Suddenly, the Feds are pounding on his door and the name they have for Taylor isn't urban hero. It's enemy combatant. And, it means they can do anything they want to him. Anything at all.

Family Ties (Corporeal Daughters, Vampire Ancestry)
by Jazmyn Douillard
4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon
Paranormal Romance

Kat Andrews is your typical college student who thinks the world is out to get her. Unfortunately for her, she’s right. To make matters worse, so is the supernatural underworld.

A terrifying ancient being is determined to chase her down and learn her secrets, all thanks to Kat’s connection with a woman who’s been dead for over three hundred years and haunts her to this day.

She’s going to need help to get through this, but instead gets an unstable man that may not be human and a trio of flamboyant goddesses who seem to be hazardous for her health.

It looks like Kat may not survive the week, let alone exams.

And if she doesn’t survive, will she stay dead?

by James Gough
4.8 out of 5 stars on Amazon
YA Contemporary Fantasy

Thirteen-year-old bubble boy Will Tuttle lives a boring, friendless life trapped in a sterile Bronxville mansion, suffering from mysterious allergies no doctor can explain. Fed up with his pointless existence he breaks free of his bubble to explore New York City, not expecting to return alive. Along the way, Will discovers that his myriad allergies have a single, bizarre source.

Suddenly Will is a target. When he's chased through Central Park by a cloaked assailant, a misfit team of bodyguards shows up to keep Will Tuttle alive. . . . And teach him how to blend into a society that isn’t supposed to exist.

Five (Elemental Enmity)
by Christie L. Rich
4.2 out of 5 stars on Amazon
YA Paranormal Romance

Rayla Tate’s life is about to turn vertical…again. As if it wasn’t bad enough her mother disappeared under questionable circumstances leaving Rayla to be raised by her aunt in a horrendously small town. Her overprotective guardian is determined to ruin Rayla’s life. She refuses to let Rayla out of her sight or out of the state. Provincial living might be what her aunt demands of her purposely sheltered niece; but, Rayla has other ideas. In a desperate attempt to follow her dreams she flees the safety of her home and runs away to college with her best friend toward a bright future in the art world.

However, excitement over her newfound freedom turns into terror when she is chased by a mysterious stranger on her way to school. When his motorcycle suddenly morphs into a fire-breathing pegasus, Rayla questions her sanity. Worse, the man riding next to her stirs a burning desire in her soul she has never known or could have ever imagined. Using all the will she owns, she manages to resist the compulsion she feels; yet, as he disappears into the night, she is certain he hasn't gone far.

Rayla quickly dismisses the encounter to her overactive imagination. She is determined to settle into her new life, yet the images and feelings of that night still haunt her. To make matters worse, her aunt seems to be in on the act, insisting that Rayla will soon be hunted by a pack of fae lords for a power over the elements she never knew she possessed—a power that could change the world. Quicker than she ever thought possible, she finds herself surrounded by stunning men that all seem determined to win her heart. Why does she feel drawn to each one of them? More importantly, what dark power do they hold over her? Rayla must quickly learn to fend off these beautiful and seductive pursuers using whatever means necessary or find herself lost to the fae world forever.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Free Contemporary Fantasy Kindle Books 8-28-2012

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.    

CONCENTRIC CIRCLES (Concentric Circles; Twin Sparks of Love)
by Aithne Jarretta
4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon
Paranormal Romance

Shayla Brinawell comes from a fragmented family. She is about to have her world turned upside down and every other which way. Witch way that is. She must come to terms with her magical destiny in hyper drive.

Meekal Chilkwell has always known his life purpose. To protect the magical and healing waters of The Chalice Well located in the shadow of the great mystical Tor in Glastonbury, England. A new danger has arisen. One that threatens not only the Chilkwell family, but also the non-magical world.

Shayla & Meekal join together in order to conquer Syther the Quitch, an evil wizard bent on spreading darkness.

Metal Deep: Damsels in Distress
by GX Knight
5.0 out of 5 stars on Amazon
Urban Fantasy Adventure

Do you hate your boring life? Do you wish that that tedium and dullness of the daily humdrum could be replaced by those fantastical things you've always dared not believe in? Be careful what you ask for, because once you cross over to that side of the fence where story becomes reality, there's no going back to normal as you knew it.

This lesson is learned the hard way when a teenager's hated boyhood tales of fantasy become harsh reality after he is abducted and turned into the first magical, biological, and mechanical hybrid. He is a Cyborg unequaled in potential, and those who took him will try to use him to destroy the Elves, Spiritans, Aliens, Vampires, Humans, and any other sentient race who coexist to enjoy the fleeting days of peace among the species. Unless he can learn to fight back as he builds a new unlikely family to aid in his effort, the world will be forced into a new era of death, war, and slavery. The blood of all creation will stain his metal hands forever.

Iron & Wine (The Iron World Series)
by Candace Osmond
5.0 out of 5 stars on Amazon
Urban Fantasy

Iron & Wine is an Urban Fantasy set in world full of hidden magical places and secret societies cloaked by modern day. In the first instalment of the Iron World Series, young artist Avery Quinn reluctantly leaves behind her quiet and comfortable home in the country and moves to the city with her best friend Julie Ryan. With the expectation that college will be the most exciting part of her life, Avery hopes that her little world remains quiet and simple. But after a troublesome blue sprite looking for help appears in her bedroom one night, her boss turns out to be a three hundred year old vampire, and her best friend accidentally reveals herself as an orphaned pixie, school quickly becomes the least of her worries. Every aspect of Avery’s life explodes with mythical beings and legendary creatures who all play a very important role in her existence. Some are friends, some are guardians, while others quickly become life threatening and deadly enemies. Avery must learn to juggle living in both her world and theirs, but in this magical tale of strange love, strong bonds and scary beings; what once was nothing more than mere fairy tales told to her by her Aunt Tess are now a scary reality and Avery has somehow landed deep in the middle with little or no way out except death or worse…the loss of her humanity.

First Wish
by J. Wolf Scott
4.8 out of 5 stars on Amazon
Contemporary Fantasy

After years of playing imaginary second fiddle to Isabella Carson, alter-ego Desdemona decides she's had it! No longer satisfied with being the strong, creative side of Izzy's personality, Desdemona longs to live out Izzy's dream of becoming an artist. A chance encounter with a fallen star on a beach fulfills Desdemona's wish to physically become a woman all her own, and she flees Isabella's decision to wed her college beau in order to become a wildly successful artist in the Key West arts scene.

Over ten years' time, Desdemona and Isabella remain connected, each through the dreams of the other's life; Izzy revels in her dreams of an exciting, bohemian artist's life in the Keys while Desdemona's torturous nightmares of marital mediocrity drive her to paint late at night to avoid sleep. A personal crisis in each woman's life draws Isabella and Desdemona inexorably home to Collinsville, where chasing Izzy's childhood dream of joining the volunteer fire department become

Emergence (The Chosen, Short #1)
by Denise Grover Swank
4.7 out of 5 stars on Amazon
Urban Fantasy

Even before Jake’s birth, Emma Thompson focused all her energy on providing a safe and sheltered world for her two-year-old son. The life she’d always wanted as a child—a loving mother and financial security. But another “incident” had has led to Jake’s expulsion from his second daycare center in two weeks, and now her accounting job with a high profile commercial firm is on the line.

Soon Emma wishes losing her job was her only worry when it becomes evident that someone is not only watching her, but is determined to make contact with her son, forcing her to make the biggest decision of her life.