Friday, September 7, 2012

Free Contemporary Fantasy Kindle Books 9-7-2012

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.   

Shelly's Second Chance (The Wish Granters, Book One)
by L.B. Gschwandtner and Hope Chandler
5.0 out of 5 stars on Amazon
Paranormal Romance

Shelly Wagner is in trouble but her fiancĂ©, Ben, doesn’t know it. Broke and ready to gamble her last dollar on a Super Lotto ticket, she really needs some help.

It arrives in the form of Joe and Alanna—Wish Granters from another world. One problem: it’s their very first assignment and they’re fairly clueless about their new wish granting powers and how to best use them. Plus they have a few things to work out in their own lives—if only they were still among the living. They want to return to earth, but can only get back by helping Shelly first.

After Joe and Alanna show up, Shelly’s life takes a drastic turn. So drastic that Shelly sees she may have been wishing for the wrong thing all along.

Is Shelly doomed or will Joe and Alanna help her squeak through? And, once they grant her wish, will she truly be able to turn her life around?

The Wish Granters: They’ll grant your wish, but the rest is up to you.

From a Blogger's Review:
Chandler and Swan weave a beautiful story about tough choices within this novel. As the reader, you are quickly drawn into the bright lights, big city feel of what Shelly wants, but you also know this won't be the way she solves her problems. Even while reading, the subconscious constantly nags at you for Shelly - you know this can't be the way her life will be. This is the result of great writing, to make the reader feel what the characters feel - want for them, hurt for them, laugh at them, love them. Shelly's journey is one we all know too well - the desire for a quick fix. Chandler and Swan help us all see that a "quick fix" will not change our destiny - we must change ourselves.

Emerald City Dreamer (Dreams by Streetlight)
by Luna Lindsey
3.9 out of 5 stars on Amazon
Paranormal Romance

Jina and Sandy survived the unthinkable. Now they've set up a secret Order in Seattle to fight the impossible - fairytale creatures born of human nightmares and nourished on dreams. Their tools: iron, lore, science, glamour, and support groups. As beginners, without access to the ancient societies of faerie hunters, they must rediscover how to protect themselves. And in order to fight the fiends of the world, Sandy must take control her inner ghosts.

As a dreamer in a rock band, Jina unknowingly feeds the fae and attracts unseen enemies at every turn. Now, they're finally on the tail of at least one dark monster bent on evil. She is a dreamer, so she must follow her heart - but which way does it lead?

Jett is an elf who only wants to protect her hodge-podge clan of faeries from the encroaching world of science and religion - which have systematically slaughtered her kind and the beliefs that gave birth to her people. True dreamers are rare beings, and when she finds them, she does everything she can to protect them and claim them as her own.

Ezra is a teenager who never feels comfortable in his own skin. Most people like him well enough, but when he looks in the mirror, he sees a demon. He has been taken in by the Garbage Eaters, who expect obedience and purity. Before long, he suffers a crisis of faith that may lead him into real danger.

Delve into this deeply developed, internally consistent world of the fae, and meet beings who are simultaneously alien, elegant, and terrifying, fueled by dreams and the creative energy of artists.  Glimpse the secret world of Tir Nan Og through the eyes of fully fledged four-dimensional characters living in a Seattle that is just a bit weirder than you think.

This is a  story with psychological depth, a page-turner with unexpected twists and turns.

When prey hunts, who will lead the chase, and who will run?

Going Underground
by Chris Ward
3.8 out of 5 stars on Amazon
Contemporary Fantasy

Rob knows the trains still run. He can hear them, down there in the dark beneath the fading grandeur of London. But the London Underground is just a memory now, replaced by the Monorail that caters only to the very rich while the poor cower in its shadow. So where do the trains go? Who is riding on them? Rob wants to find out, but some mysteries aren't meant to be uncovered...

Going Underground, a 3000-word dystopian short story. Comes with the first part of the novel, The Tube Riders, as an exclusive sample.

Chris Ward is the author of 33 published short stories and the novels The Tube Riders and The Man Who Built the World.

Dark Matter Heart (Dark Matter Heart Vampire Trilogy Book 1)
by Nathan Wrann
4.2 out of 5 stars on Amazon
YA Vampire Horror

A new town. A new school. A new beginning. Seventeen year-old Cordell Griffin and his mother move from Los Angeles to the Pacific Northwest to deal with his "allergies," and start a healthier new life. Cor has one goal: To blend in and be invisible. Unfortunately for him, no matter how far he goes, he can't run away from his secrets. Secrets about who he is. Secrets about why he's sick. And secrets about why so many people he meets end up dead, drained of blood.

13 on Halloween (The Shadow Series)
by Laura A. H. Elliot
4.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon
YA Paranormal Romance

Roxie has the best night of her life until the popular kids decide they want to celebrate her birthday in a way Roxie never expects––in her attic, with a gift that’s out of this world, and a pact to never tell a living soul what happens next.

Twelve-year-old Roxie wants to be like Adrianne, the popular girl who gets everything she wants––a trampoline, a flock to prowl around the mall with, and most especially invitations to parties. When Roxie invites all the popular kids in the eighth grade, she calls the peacocks, to her first ever thirteenth birthday party on Halloween they all come and give her a gift that’s literally out of this world. Roxie astral projects to Planet Popular where she becomes seventeen instantly and gets everything she’s always wanted, but nothing is as it seems. Being a high school peacock is complicated. Roxie will risk everything on Planet Popular to be who she thinks she wants to be. Oh yeah, there’s Prom, doppelgangers, and lots of bad peacocks too. BONUS EXCERPT! Two Chapters of Shadow Slayer, Book 2 in The Shadow Series

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