Free fantasy Kindle books for 05 Dec 13

Assassin’s Curse (The Witch Stone Prophecy)

by Debra L Martin

“There were a few twists in the book that I didn’t see coming–which is always a plus. If you’re a fan of fantasy, or just plain ol’ good storytelling…grab this one. It’s a keeper!” WestCoastBookLover
“Fans of epic fantasy or good, old-fashioned, high-quality storytelling will all love this book – highly recommended!!” K. Sozaeva
This is an amazing book. I could hardly put it down once I started. The story is well-written and engaging, really pulling you into this world that David and Debra have created…I would highly recommend this read to anyone who loves an exciting read. Geat job!” Skypointe
Disclaimer: This book is about assassins and contains violent scenes appropriate for the story.

When elite assassin Jeda received his assignment to kill a witch and deliver her twin daughters to the Countess of Berkshire, he had no idea it would be his last. The witch stuns him with an elemental blast, but not before he’s able to throw his knife. When Jeda regains consciousness, the dying witch is performing a compelling spell between him and her twin daughters.  Now bonded to the girls, Jeda’s old life is forfeit. His only thought is to take the girls and run as far away as he can. He has no idea that the twins are the ones spoken of in the long-lost prophecy of The Witch Stone. Forces are gathering: the white witches want to teach them; the Countess wants her grandchildren back, and the guild has sent their best assassin to bring Jeda back, dead or alive.
Jeda must use all of his assassin skills to stay one step ahead of them all, but will it be enough to save himself and keep the children of prophecy alive?

Assassin’s Curse is ~98,000 words (392 pages in print) 



Bad Mojo Blues

by Scott McCoskey

Marcus Roath believes he’s done with his family. Disowned for practicing magic, he settled in Vegas where unsuspecting tourists witness real magic nightly. He’s built a life there, becoming a member of the local Mage community. It’s almost as good as having a family again.

 

When his sister calls with bad news, he’s on that plane home faster than you can say reconciliation.

 

Arriving in New Mexico, he runs afoul of some old friends who aren’t so friendly. There’s the high school buddy who now deals drugs to humans, the cousin who’s dealing blood to vampires, not to mention the skinwalker determined to settle an old score. They’re all out to further their own means with Marcus as an ace in the hole.

 

Can he manage to stay alive long enough to solve the family crisis?



The Final Warden (Gifts of Vorallon)

by Thomas Cardin

The Final Warden is the first book of the Gifts of Vorallon trilogy.

The world of Vorallon is failing. Hordes of demons destroy cities and everyone who lives in them. The raiders of Zuxra, foul men who answer only to their mad queen, conquer and enslave all that remains. As all descends into darkness, the Old Gods sleep, but they have entrusted the survival of Vorallon to the gifted.

The gifted are people blessed with unique abilities fueled by the strength of their spirits.

Lorace is one of the gifted, a hollow shell of a man, scarred by demons and bereft of all memory. Lost on a desolate shore, the only clue to his destiny, and his past, is a sphere of dull silvery metal he holds. A mysterious call draws him north, toward the last bastion of light that exists upon Vorallon, the fortress city of Halversomeâ??the next target of the Queen of Zuxra and the gifted people who do her bidding.



Coming of Age (Burning Arrows)

by Christine Brooks

As the battle to rid the lands of the undead Famar continue, Swiftblade asks questions about her heritage that may split her family apart whilst Sarian seeks help from King Biele to fulfill the foretelling. The Private threatens to lay waste to the City of Light and a Time Lord is forced to capitulate to his demands. Will the Defiler overcome the odds that are stacking against him? Or will Good prevail?



Thanmir War (Niniers)

by Loni Townsend

The Earth Clan has declared war and a landscaper is at the dead center of it.

Derek thinks his chronic headaches are the worst of his problems.

He’s wrong.

He wakes up in the middle of an unknown forest, surrounded by a couple dozen dead men he has no memory of killing. His only way back to society as he knows it is MaTisha, an amnesic woman with the power to transcend world boundaries.

But going home isn’t as easy as he had hoped, not when MaTisha is sought by two opposing armies prepared to do anything to keep her from the other side.

Derek finds himself caught in the center, mixed up with mercenaries and guardians. And now, he’s been possessed by a murderous alter ego with a personal mission to keep MaTisha safe. He wants nothing more to return to the life and family he loves.

But his alter ego has other plans.



THE DESI VAMPIRE

by Nitin Arya

WANNA BE A VAMPIRE?

Who are gods, demons and vampires?

Who created modern man? Did he evolve from apes or was there some divine intervention?

What role has India played in vampire history?

It’s all in hereâ?¦.

The city of Mumbai, India, was under attack by cannibalistic serial killers. Half eaten corpses were found, in various parts of the city, on a regular basis. The city which had survived many terrorist attacks in the past was now facing an invisible enemy. No clues. No reliable eyewitnesses.

Vicky Gupta, a 19 year old college student, lived in this terrified city. He had recently suffered a heart-break because his girl friend, Priya, was scared of his â??size’.

Things change soon after. A mysterious, beautiful woman, Maya, becomes his next door neighbor. Wasting no time, she seduces him and makes all his wildest sexual fantasies come true.

But there’s a heavy price to pay for all this. She tells him an incredible story and makes him an offer. Is he willing?

An unusual, erotic, sci-fi, romantic vampire story!

Read onâ?¦..



Storytale

by Kevin Jackson

Chronicling the path of a young man, Makail, with supernatural powers inherited from his parents, this story takes you on an incredible journey. In the fantasy realm Jackson created for this book, Makail must travel to another land, Pithlyn, to find safety under the queen. As his former land attacks Pithlyn upon his escape, finding safety turns into protecting Pithlyn while falling in love with the queen.

Jackson also incorporates poetry in a way never before done. Without interrupting the flow of action in his story, two of his characters speak in iambic pentameter, which is displayed in poetic format in the appendix.



SWORDSLINGER (For The Glory Of Love)

by Stefan Duncan

Adventure. Edge of your seat suspense. An undying love.
 Join Samuel Donachee as he journeys into the future to regain what he’s lost in the past. “For The Glory Of Love” Samuel hunts a killer through a portal to present day Charlotte, North Carolina. His world of the 1300’s in the highlands is disrupted when a mysterious stone falls from the sky. Its metallic properties when forged in blades creates a spirited weapon with a lust for blood, rewarding its owner with magical abilities each time its desire is quenched. To achieve Samuel’s greatest hope he fears his sword may lead him to become the monster he pursues



The Chained Immortal (The Doomsayer Journeys)

by Steven Wetherell

A young volunteer, an immortal adventurer, a professional kleptomaniac. These are all that stand between the planet Bersch and its seemingly inevitable destruction. Fugitives from a despotic government, the trio will have to brave raging giants, savage birdmen and half-naked warrior princesses if they want to save the world…

The Chained Immortal is the second book in The Doomsayer Journeys.



Challerton

by Mark Fleming

Anne must stop her friend sailing on the ship that is the talk of the age� the Titanic. She knows it will sink. She knows when and she knows how.  

She’s knows, because she’s seen the film…

A delicious tale of friendship and time travel.

Hers is a beautiful journey across 100 years, and a race to find her way back home.

The mysterious discovery of an old nightdress, entombed within the wall of a dilapidated country house in Hampshire, opens up a fascinating new world for Anne Kindersley.  Through a doorway from her bedroom, she discovers the house in a more glorious age: 100 hundred years earlier, to the day.  There, she befriends Lydia, the daughter of the house, and discovers the old ways of life, whilst introducing the beautiful and innocent Edwardian girl to the language, attitudes and confectionary of Anne’s modern world. 

Their unusual and secret friendship may prove short-lived however, for Lydia and her family are soon to journey to New York. They are to travel on the ship that is the talk of the age. They have their berth booked on the Titanic.

Anne realises she must stop the family from travelling. In doing so, she changes forever the destiny of the house and so too her own history, with profound and terrible consequences for her family.

“Compelling, ghostly, touching and warm…” “a sheer joy from start to finish…”

– I want to hear something, please, she asked the god of haunted houses. Please let me hear something tonight.
The house answered her simple request with the sound of many people laughing –

Ready to follow Anne’s journey?

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City of Thunder (Gifts of Vorallon)

by Thomas Cardin

Gifts of Vorallon book 2

Lorace’s godstone has been forged into a weapon of destiny, the mysterious Chain of Vengeance, and the elves and dwarves have been roused to honor the Guardian’s Pact.

He has unlocked his past, but in doing so he has raised more questions about his future. The Old Gods orchestrated the darkest tragedy of his childhood, but to what ends? His brothers are still alive and guiding him with the aid of Lord Aran, but toward what destiny?

The Devourer has dispatched the gifted sorceress Scythe to destroy the Final Warden and the Lord of Nefryt has brought his entire demon host to Vorallon to defend his crown. All are on course to collide before the walls of Halversome, the City of Thunder.



Lord of Vengeance (Gifts of Vorallon)

by Thomas Cardin

Gifts of Vorallon book 3

Lorace and the last defenders of the light embark on a voyage to slay the Devourer in his lair. It is a journey of discovery and desperation that takes them from the safety of Halversome to Ousenar, across the Vestral Sea.

The blight of undeath spreads over the continent, warping and twisting all life into mindless horrors, but to what purpose?

They must wage a pitched battle with the blight itself to reach their goal, and time is running out. Tendrils of undeath have almost reached Vorallon’s core. When the living spirit of the world is destroyed, the God of Undeath will claim the universe as his own.

Lorace must push himself beyond all limits if he is to save what precious life remains.



Insignia: Japanese Fantasy Stories

by Kelly Matsuura

‘Insignia Vol.1’ includes 9 Japanese fantasy stories with a mix of urban, literary, contemporary, myth-based, and historical fantasy pieces.

PART I: Young Adult/Adventure Tales

‘Kitsune’ by Heather Jensen

‘Megumi’s Quest’ by Joyce Chng

‘The Bakeneko’ by Holly Kench

‘Moon Shadow’ by Kelly Matsuura

PART II: Adult/Literary Tales

‘Towards the Light’ by Aislinn Batstone

‘Restoration’ by Chris Ward

‘Sanctuary’ by Chris White

‘Becoming Hashihime’ by Holly Kench

‘The Waiting World’ by Kelly Matsuura

Rated 13+



Love, Revenge and Retribution Vol. 1 (Haunting Stories)

by Dennis Lowery

Three powerful short stories (rated M17+) that touch on love and how it can sustain you, yet also may drive you to revenge and retribution. Love gives you courage to live, to stand up and fight back and to redeem yourself. When you have it, love may be the one thing you can count on.

The Candle:
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What if you could give someone you love one more hour of life…? The passion of love bursting into flame is more powerful than death, stronger than the grave.

Night Noises: 
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The house creaked and then settled with a sigh. Night noises her grandma called them. “This old house is full of them so pay them no mind,” she’d say. One piece of advice her grandma gave her she shouldn’t have listened to.

The Ladies of the Pain:
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A land of ancient city-states, Città morte… dead cities sprinkle the countryside. Once thriving and vital, now no one lives in them and the keening of the winds through the ruins are their only sounds. Even for towns and cities that live, in almost every one, there is a legend, sometimes distorted far from its origin, of a casa stregata… a haunted house. Some are deathly still, lonely cenotaphs, mere empty markers of some immoral past. Others contain souls that sleep a while and awake… hungry.



Midnight On Frostveil Mountain (Tales Of Correndrum Short Story)

by Ross Dupree

A Tales Of Correndrum Short Story (6800 words)

Amund, Sheriff of the frontier mountain town Barrindal, finds himself left to his own resources when the town’s garrison is called away. After a new band of vicious bandits takes advantage of the moment to wipe out nearby farming families, Amund has no choice but to round up the few reliable men in town and hunt the killers down. Armed with their swords and their courage, Amund and his men pursue the deadly gang into the forest, heading to a terrible confrontation at Frostveil Mountain.



KENSINGTON GORE’S TWISTED TALES #6 SEASONING OF THE WITCH

by Kensington Gore

KENSINGTON GORE’S TWISTED TALES #6 SEASONING OF THE WITCH

There is only room for one witch in this town, and a Halloween cookery competition might just be the perfect arena for these two lifelong adversaries to have their showdown.

Cauldron Cove is a small town in America. Where Selena, and Morrigan, bitter rivals since their college days at C.O.W, â??College of Witches,’ enter a television Halloween baking competition, each determined to get one up on the other.

They discover they both have a crush on the show’s swarve narcissistic presenter, Daniel Glover. Trying to impress him with their culinary ability, they set about sabotaging each other’s recipes and chances of winning the baking competition. But, things don’t go as they had planned. Selena discovers that Morrigan has been harbouring a secret involving an old flame, and things in this bewitching twisted tale, from horror legend Kensington Gore and great young writer K.A. Hambly, turns spellbinding live on air.



Christmas Present

by Meira Eliot

Four Christmas stories, two for adults, two for children of all ages!



Crucible

by J.A. Reynolds

Perpetually eighteen-year-old Nicodemus thinks he knows the purpose of Hell. After all, he was born there. As a Hell demi-god, Nick brings immeasurable pain to humans. After two thousand years, he’s over it.

When Nic is forced to bring a fifteen-year-old human to join the permanent ranks of Hell, the fight to keep the last shred of his humanity begins. Nic’s own twin, slave to the ruler of the

Underworld, is hell-bent on getting the powerful human first. And if the twin can’t get the human, the Underworld will settle for the human’s sister. The twin will stop at nothing to get them. Killing Nic included.

With Hell on the brink of war with the Underworldâ??winner take over Earth, Nic must choose which side to fight forâ??and which person to save. Save the human, save and get the girl, or save himself?



Divide and Rule – Epi 1

by Qwuicks

After years of wars between the four kingdoms of Moros and the rogue outskirts; peaceful years have reigned. However, the kingdoms of Moros know all too well that there is a season for all things. There is a season to grieve. A season for joy. A season for love. A season for hate. A season of summer. A season of winter. And a season for war.



Dreamland Superhero

by Rick Sand

John Smith is an ordinary man with an ordinary name consumed by a desire to be extraordinary. Every night, John transforms into radio talk show sensation, J.M. Courage, the most beloved celebrity in town. Women, men, children, and pets of all ages swoon everywhere he goes. Being J.M. Courage is the good life. Being superhero savior, Captain Courageous, is even better. When the villainous Dark Heart strikes each night, threatening to turn each dream into nightmare, J.M. Courage swaps his trendsetting attire for a mask and tights to save Courage County from certain doom.

When the dream ends, John Smith awakens to a lackluster, rather miserable existence, wishing nothing more than to stay in the dream forever. When John finds a way to make his wish come true, will it be his greatest dream or most horrifying nightmare?



Fluent Thoughts (The Journey Of A Bird)

by Hussein Farah

For those who yearn to be free in spirit, those who seek wisdom and those who aim to pursue their dreams; take on a poetic journey with a bird that frees its self from the shackles of internal struggle, social pressure, success and its relations with the world. Self empowerment is the driving engine that mobilises us to achieve and acquire what we desire against all odds, whether it’s success, healthy relations, knowledge and all else. The journey of a bird will stimulate you spiritually, mentally, and it will inspire those who seek change and self growth.

“When you believe in you

Surround yourself with a close few

If you want your dreams to come true

Make sure those around you have a clue

Some don’t see it in them

So how could they see you as a gem?

You need those who hear you out

Not those who give you doubt

Today you may be on a low

Still push forward and watch your seeds grow

The sky is the limit so jump high

Then spread your wings and fly

Impossible as it may seem

Reality is made out of dreams.”

– Hussein Farah

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Hidden Gems (J.A. Joshi’s Mahabharat)

by J.A. Joshi

These are five short stories from the heart of the Mahabharat, revealing ancient wisdom that can illuminate our world today. What is true enlightenment? What is true beauty? What is the purpose of our struggles? What are the mysteries of time? What are the answers to these questions? These Hidden Gems reveal all…



The Sybarite

by Elliot Loxley

What exactly is wrong at ‘The Sybarite’? It’s the club where the party never stops and where every illicit delight seems to be tantalizingly on offer. Who wouldn’t want to work there?

Who indeed? Maybe it’s the late nights that have done it or perhaps just the whirlwind of cheap narcotics and even cheaper sexual liaisons but something is eating away at you.

A desire for something more wholesome, more meaningful!

So why is it so hard to get away? Is there something about your predicament that you’re missing? Something far more sinister than you would ever care to admit!

In a world where indulgence is rewarded and every desire is pandered to no matter how self destructive, one mans quest for redemption is going to take him to the very edge of his sanity and beyond. He is about to embark on a journey that ultimately will take him to the core of his very existence and what he finds there is about to challenge every belief he holds about himself and the people around him!

The Sybarite is a metaphysical black comedy about sin, lust, friendship, single malt whisky and salvation in the unlikeliest of places!



The True Heart

by N.M. Lombardi

Please note: This is a short story, readable in one or two sittings, not a full-length novel.

A kitchen maid comes face to face with the kingdom’s greatest enemy, a seemingly soulless killer under the control of the king, and must decide between sparing his life, or ending it to spare the lives of countless others.

AUTHORS NOTE: As of this writing, both Amazon reviews provided below reveal how the story ends, one of them explicitly. Please be aware of this if you choose to read them before purchasing The True Heart. As a writer, and as a fellow reader, I am begging each and every one of you: feel free to write honest reviews, but please don’t purposely ruin the experience for other people.



Duet for Ravens

by Shawna Reppert

Two short stories in the Ravensblood universe. Preservation in Time of War– at the end of the Mage Wars, a disillusioned Guardian saves one precious thing from the destruction of a dark mage’s home. Unkindness of Ravens– a tale of apprenticeship, love and betrayal. Plus a special bonus– the first three chapters of the novel Ravensblood! The author’s debut novel, The Stolen Luck, won a silver medal in the Global E Book Awards and is currently a finalist for an Eppie.



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