Free fantasy Kindle books for 14 Dec 13

Forever His: A Time-Travel Romance (Stolen Brides Series)

by Shelly Thacker

***WARNING: Explicit sexual content. Recommended for ages 17+***

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On New Year’s Eve, she tumbles 700 years back in time–and into the bed of a darkly dangerous knight.

Sir Gaston de Varennes wanted a docile bride who would fit into his plans for vengeance and justice, but a trick of time finds him married to a thoroughly modern American lady who turns his castle, his life, and his heart upside down. Will her desperate secret tear them apart after only a few bittersweet weeks of stolen passion–or will they conquer mistrust, treachery, and time itself to discover a love that spans the centuries?

Winner of the National Readers Choice Award: Best Historical Romance of the Year

“Irresistible, right down to the surprise at the end… One of the best romances of the year.” –The Detroit Free Press

“A Desert Isle Keeper. Touching, ingenious… I love this book. I’ve read it time after time, and even if I haven’t waited quite long enough between readings to forget all the details, I always get drawn back into the story so intensely that I can’t put it down. Grade: A (highest rating).” -AllAboutRomance.com

“Moving, riveting, magical. Forever His is destined to become an all-time favorite in medieval and time-travel romances.” -The Medieval Chronicle

A full-length novel of 125,000 words
Originally published by Avon Books
This Author’s Preferred Edition ebook includes bonus content: “The Making of Forever His: The Story Behind the Story.”

The Stolen Brides Series: One falls through time and finds herself married to a dark stranger… one may never reach her royal wedding if she can’t resist her rugged protector… one is abducted by a mysterious swordsman and swept away to a secret island paradise. Three regal brides are about to discover that falling in love with a warrior is the most dangerous adventure of all.



A Clockwork Fairytale (Fantasy Romance)

by Helen Scott Taylor

A cross between The Princess Bride and Pygmalion!

Paranormal Romance Guild Reviewer’s Choice Award Winner! “I would most definitely recommend this to anyone, young or old, who enjoys a good clean love story…” Penelope Adams, The Paranormal Romance Guild

Praise for A Clockwork Fairytale

“Her lyrical writing and amazing imagination give you characters you’ll remember for a long time, along with stories that take you away into a land of magic that dazzles with danger and romance.” Sandy M–The Good, The Bad and The Unread A+

“Ms. Taylor is a master storyteller,capturing the smallest details of world building and character development.Turk is a character I will not soon forget, and was balanced skillfully with the unrepentant and willful Melba. A fantastic book that will leave me searching the shelves for more from this gifted author.” Virginia–Coffee Time Romance and More

Overview

Melba was raised as a boy to pick pockets and run messages in the poor outer circles of Royal Malverne Isle. When Master Turk, a young spymaster, accepts her pledge to join his gang, she can’t wait to become a spy. With his exotic southern looks and wealthy lifestyle, Turk fascinates her. Not only is he a famous spy, he also wields earth magic. But Turk is not who he seems. He follows the orders of a higher power and his master has secret plans for Melba, plans that make her the target of foul magic, plans that challenge Melba and Turk’s beliefs about life and duty, plans that tear them apart, just as they discover what it means to fall in love.

More Praise for A Clockwork Fairytale

“The story is fast-paced and a very good read.” Jo Ann Hakola, The Book Faerie

“A Clockwork Fairytale is a refreshing romance with a twist of supernatural. Melba is a delightful character, Turk is dark and handsome and will make the girls swoon and Vittorio is dastardly.” Wendy’s Minding Spot

“…you won’t be disappointed by this amazing fantastical tale.” Eye on Romance

Other Books By Helen Scott Taylor

Dreamy Kisses. A Box Set of four Paranormal Romances.

Oceans Between Us. A Cinderella love story – A wealthy celebrity falls for a penniless cook. Contemporary Romance.

Unbreak My Heart. Childhood sweethearts torn apart have a second chance at love. Contemporary Romance.

The Army Doctor’s Baby. He falls in love with his brother’s girlfriend.

The Army Doctor’s Wedding. A marriage of convenience to adopt an orphan baby.

The Army Doctor’s Christmas Baby. Heartwarming Christmas romance.

Finally Home. She can finally stop running from the past .

Moments of Gold. Anthology of short love stories – Love always finds a way….

A Family for Christmas. The magic of a little girl’s love brings them together.

A Family Forever. A lonely man and his little boy long for a proper family.

Flowers on the Water. A tragedy so devastating she thought their love had died.

The Magic Knot. Danger and romance in a dark fairytale world.

Cursed Kiss. Love in his eyes and death in his kiss.

Ice Gods. He’s loved and protected her from afar, now he can finally make her his.

Warriors of Ra Once bathed in his fire, she’s his forever.

The Feast of Beauty Ancient Celtic magic binds her destiny to a mysterious Irishman.

Wildwood The blood of a Celtic god runs through his veins.



The Seal Queen

by Sandra Saidak

Drawing on Irish folklore, The Seal Queen tells the story of Briah, an escaped slave, who finds sanctuary for herself and her unborn child on an enchanted beach. There her life is filled with contented solitude, the joys of motherhood, and even the possibility of love with a merman whose song haunts her dreams.

But Briah’s magical world is shaken when she discovers that her son is the long-awaited savior and future king of the roane (the gentler cousins of the selkies). Briah wants to help these magical creatures but is unwilling to see her son become a pawn in their deadly schemes. Faced with the choice between sending her child to battle his diabolical father or allowing the roane to be exterminated, Briah insists on finding a third option.



The Dragon Gem (Korin’s Journal)

by Brian Beam

With nothing to go on but a vague dream which may or may not be memory, Korinalis Karell has spent the last three years searching Amirand for his birth parents. With a Contract to fund his journey and a magic talking wizard cat named Max to keep him company, Korin has tenaciously traveled from one kingdom to the next with no success to speak of.

However, after being hired by Count Galius Firmon to retrieve a stolen gem, Korin finds himself faced with revelations about his past that not only flip his world upside down, but throw him into a fight for his very survival.

With the aid of a mediocre wizard on a dragon hunt, a chatterbox Kolarin thief, and Max, Korin sets out to discover the truth of his past so that he may live to see his future.

Join Korin in this fantasy adventure as he faces a ruthless count, evil wizards, a furious dragon, godsforsaken creatures of death, and even worse, a sarcastic cat.



A WICCAN’S TALE (The Chronicles of Brawrloxoss)

by J. R. Knoll

Ellianta lives a simple life and prefers it that way. At only twenty-six seasons old, the young Wiccan practitioner is the only healer in her village and stays too busy for much more than her work. Her only complications are those due to her work as a healer, but all of that is about to change.

Her dreams and nightmares collide and for the first time she finds herself in need of rescue as she is suddenly under the attention of dragons, sought by a wizard, pursued by a witch, and hunted by soldiers and creatures that would have her for a meal. And at long last, she sees unicorns.

Forced to flee the life she loves, she must keep the Wiccan she is a closely guarded secret or face the persecution of those who fear her kind.

But her greatest trial would not come from those who seek to kill or possess her; it would come from another healer who harbors secrets of his ownâ?¦



Illumine (The Illumine Series)

by Alivia Anders

THE ELECTRIFYING BEGINNING TO THE AMAZON BESTSELLING ILLUMINE SERIES!Winner for Paranormal Book of the Year by Turning Pages!

Every action comes with a price.Let the flames begin.
For the past five months Essallie Hanley has been trying to forget about the frightening murder of her boyfriend. Haunted by vivid nightmares and hallucinations of the event she does anything she can to pretend she’s like every other normal girl in High School. 
Only Essallie is far from normal. Able to conjure blue fire and a shimmering silhouette of wings from her body, she seeks the only known solace left to her name; her first home in Belfast, Maine. 
But she soon realizes that her return home is only the beginning of a long and twisted road taking her as far from her humanity as possible, with Kayden, the demon originally summoned to slaughter her, leading the way. Unable to touch her but oddly curious, he joins Essallie in her search to find out just what she is. But neither of them were prepared for the secrets they’ve begun to unravel, secrets that will change Essallie and everyone around her forever.

Fans of Nevermore and Sweet Evil will love the twisting mysteries and dark ties of love in The Illumine Series! 

Praise for Illumine, book one in The Illumine Series:
“A fabulous YA read, full of many different surprises at every turn! You don’t know what, or who you’ll run into next!” – Uniquely Moi Books
“… Illumine is a fast paced, action packed paranormal which will keep sinking its teeth into you until you’ve reached the last page!” – Bellebooks
“I will definitely be reading the next book in the series to find out more!” – BookStacksOnDeck
“If you like YA books about a little bit of magic, angels, and demons, I think you should give this book a try!” – Synchronized Reading
“… If you’re looking for a fast supernatural read, this one is perfect!” – I Read Indie Book Blog
“Can’t wait for the second book in this series to come out this summer. Hurry up summer! I’ve got some reading to do!” – Nat’s Book Nook
“… [ESSALLIE & KAYDEN’S] witty banter, their smoldering hidden feelings, all of it meshed beautifully and I was smitten.” – Hopelessly Devoted Bilbliophile
“… The overriding story arc of a girl who had been kept in the dark as to who she is or what she can do and has to seek advice from a creature that has tormented her nightmares is compelling.” – Reading The Paranormal
“This is surely to have a sequel that I myself will be looking forward to reading.” – Jacquie Talento
“Alivia Anders’ books must be read; they capture the reader from the start.” – Leigh Kern
“I really felt like Essallie was telling her story, the emotions and characters that were concentrated on only made me want to know more as I began to connect with them. The reality spliced with fantasy was the perfect mix for laying out in the beach sun and forgetting about reality.” – Katie Quinn
“If you enjoy Angels/Demons with various supernatural creatures thrown in the mix, you should enjoy this story!” – Willow Cross, author of Birthright
“PERFECT YA FICTION.” – Alex Rimany
“Essie… Was great as a protagonist, and dutifully stubborn. Her personality made for an interesting story, as well as the personalities of the people closest to her… Illumine was a fun, quick read that besides leaving me anxiously awaiting the second in the story, left me smiling.” – Mera’s YA Book Blog
“I absolutely loved this because even though it was a fast read, I never wanted it to end ever. The future can only tell what is in store with Essallie and where her journey will lead.” – Silent T’s Book Blog
 



RED RIDING – RISE OF THE WEREWOLF HUNTRESS (FIRST HALF) (The Alpha Huntress Series)

by Neo Edmund

Action… Adventure… Magic… Mystery… A hint of Romanceâ?¦ The power to rule the night… What more could a girl ask for! Red Riding is an action-packed paranormal novel with an exciting twist on the classic fairytale. Red Riding Hood will not only have to face dangerous wolves; she will have to face the wolf within herself. Gifted and cursed with the ability to transform into a powerful werewolf, she will rise to become a legendary warrior known as The Alpha Hunterâ?¦ She will join forces with bad-boy, Wolfgang Helheim, and a circle of her best friends who have mystical powers of their own. Together they will wage a supernatural war to protect Wayward from malevolent werewolves, witches and many other dangerous creatures, all the while resisting the temptation of stumbling down a path of darkness. Only through this can Red hope to save Wayward and the world from falling under the control of those who seek to bring chaos, thrust the world into eternal night, and allow malevolent werewolves to overrun the Earth.



Where the Horses Run, Book I, Mass Extinction

by Judith Victoria Douglas

A literary work with contemporary, social science fiction/fantasy overtones.  Amass vanishing of a world species begins this epic tale of an apocalyptic possibility.  Its told through the experiences of a young woman and those in her immediate circle. They face a worldwide crisis that should have never occurred. It thrusts Elle back to the stress-filled mental state of a previous like-experience. She’s barely healed and so grateful her giant black gelding isn’t counted among the missing. She’s determined to understand how and why the world’s equine species could vanish en masse in the blink of an eye. Knowing is the only thing she believes will save her from repeating her previous breakdown, to be subject to more of the horrific treatment which closed the inner doors of her memory. Many events and people are now forgotten to her. One is the love she was discovering with Tommy. By chance they cross paths stirring her memories of a recent past as he realizes Elle’s commitment didn’t lose her permanently for him after all. Together they re-discover their path to explore new territories where the horses run. They must find the way to safety from the upheavals the horse vanishing suggests is coming. Elle’s journey begins as her past soon catches up in many unexpected ways. Dream-visions reveal a forgotten Native American connection as more people begin hearing the thunder of running horses and the lone whinny calling their name. Many Lakhóta visionaries from a past age guide Elle and Tommy along with others drawn to their quest as events unfold. They discover clues to a scientific phenomenon hidden on the Earth as they search for meaning in this big mystery. It’s difficult to accept the horses may never return unless they realize their horses knew what they do not–a change will effect Mother Earth and all living upon her. Will it be an awakening or a catastrophe, or both?
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The Call From Within (Dearhart Clan Series Volume 1)

by Eri Nelson

From the unorthodox author Eri Nelson comes an introduction into the dark primal world of the DHC (Dearhart Clan Series). Where an adult tale creates the foundation for untamed passions no longer bound by humanity but unleashed under the push of extinction.

An unknowing waitress by the name of Kristen Still slips off to sleep with her illusions of normality. Only to be awoken by heated dreams for an unknown traveler’s face who had visited the diner in which she works. Although as the dream subsides her reality is disrupted by a wolfly protector unmasking a deadly mistake in which held Kristen against her will.

Under uncontrollable duress the wolf unfurls to, Owen, the man from her dreams. With fear and doubt discarded under their hastily following pursuers, Kristen flees with Owen’s guidance only to learn more than she had ever bargained for let alone the desires she and Owen create.



Night Before Doomsday

by Linda Nightingale

In Genesis, “The sons of God saw that the daughters of men were fair; and they took wives for themselves from those who were pleasing to them.”

Azazel was a leader of the Grigori, the angels sent to Earth to teach Mankind after the oust from Eden, how to survive in a less hospitable environment. Nine-tenths of the Grigori fell from Grace, but was it love or lust?

This novella presents the Grigori’s tale in first person from Azazel’s point of view–the temptations, his struggles and the final realization that Heaven doesn’t speak to him anymore.



Enchantment’s Reach Volumes 1 & 2

by Martin Ash


ENCHANTMENT’S REACH – the series:

‘… a tale of magnificent fantasy which will stay with its readers for a long time. This is possibly one of the best fantasy books of its kind ever written. It’s just that deep, that soul-searching — that good.’ Micki Peluso: journalist, author.

‘It just doesn’t get any better than this. Simply great writing! If you are searching for a great read with a deeper meaning that will leave you in contemplative thought, then this is the book for you.’ Dennis Waller: author, spiritual researcher

Volumes One and Two of the ENCHANTMENT’S REACH series in a single edition.
……..An extraordinary work of tense, outsider fantasy… Enchantment’s Reach is a fast-paced, intricately-woven saga of conflict, mystery, intrigue, magic and betrayal, set in a world where the fabulous and the unexpected have become the norm.
In this world, anything is possible…

The small kingdom of Enchantment’s Reach lies close on the border of the mysterious land of Enchantment from where strange energies seep, borne invisibly on unnatural breezes. Untamed ‘magic’ resides in the air, in the land itself, and sometimes also deep within the minds of its inhabitants.

It is a time of immense tension. Enchantment’s Reach is being torn apart from both inside and out. From the southwest have come the Karai, a brutal warrior race not wholly human, one of whose armies now musters just a few leagues from the border. The Karai are in league, it appears, with mysterious entities who dwell within Enchantment itself, commanding awesomely powerful technologies and commonly held to have the powers of gods. Yet neither the Karai nor these godlike creatures of Enchantment have been known before to interfere directly in the affairs of lesser creatures.

What do they seek from Enchantment’s Reach?

Further dangers beset the small kingdom. Perilous internal as well as external conflicts threaten its King, Leth, his beautiful young queen, Issul, and the people of the Reach. Ancient religious factions are resurgent, fanatical cults revive old feuds and rise to threaten the throne, and somewhere deep within Enchantment’s Reach itself a mysterious creature appears, an inhabitant of some other dimension, seeming secretly to wield unusual influence over King Leth.

The world is on a knife’s edge…

Ahead lie treacherous intrigues both human and otherworldly, and a desperate quest into lands of warring ‘gods’, into dimensions previously uncontacted, and into the depths of profound technologies and unconscious creation in search of keys to mysteries dark, enigmatic and profound.

Here is a true epic brimming with secrets and revelations, an enquiry deep into mysteries of existence, the nature of experience and knowledge, of belief , desire and treachery, and of jealous ‘gods’ and scheming humans, all with a narrative power that will hold the reader enthralled from beginning to end.



A Dark Light (An Arthurian Action-Adventure Story)

by Roger Hurn

Rome has fallen.

Britain is left defenceless against the Saxon invaders and the forces of chaos and darkness.

One man stands ready to defend the realm.

The legendary King Arthur.

A young man – Owen – joins the King’s Army of New Romans – hardened, blood-thirsty warriors who will lay down their lives for their Kingdom.

He is ready to fight for the cause – and die if necessary.

But he is thrown straight in the terrifying battle of Netley Marsh where Arthur’s hastily assembled Army suffers a catastrophic defeat at the hands of the Saxons.

And he must quickly learn the brutal realities of a soldiers’ trade.

After narrowly escaping death, Owen escapes back to Cadbury, the site of the legendary Camelot, where Arthur and the remnants of his war band are licking their wounds.

But can Arthur come up with a plan that will reverse their fortunes?

Or will the war be lost before it has even begun – and Arthur’s dream of a strong and united Britain lost with it?

‘A Dark Light’ is the first in a powerful trilogy of books chronicling the epic struggle of Arthur, warlord and the last best hope of Romano-Britain.

The Power in the Darkness series shows how Arthur established himself as the only British leader capable of defeating the invaders and describes the real story behind the legends we associate with Arthur and his “knights”.

It is perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell, Robyn Young and Simon Scarrow.

“The Dark Light bridges both the Roman and Saxon worlds, blending action and adventure with historical accuracy.” – Richard Foreman, best-selling author of the Sword of Rome series.

Roger Hurn has had over 70 books published, including the Kindle bestsellers ‘Business is Murder’ and ‘Hand of Darkness’. In his spare time Roger plays seven-a-side football and, to the horror of music lovers everywhere, guitar in a rock band.

Endeavour Press is the UK’s leading independent digital publisher.



Morozoko

by A. R. Jarvis

Morozoko is a simple retelling of an old Russian folk tale, with an erotic gay twist.



She Only Blooms at Night (The Stories of Bewreon)

by Anne Patterson

I’ve had many request for more stories about Jasmine’s world.
“Adrift in a Tear” the 2nd story from “The Stories of Bewreon” is now available.

She Only Blooms at Night is a short story.

It is forbidden to ask for freedom. But Jasmine wants it and is paying the price for seeking it. Time will only bring more of a desire for escape. Although, one can’t always escape their destiny.

The poem A Vampire’s Wail is included.



Little R-E-D Dress

by Douglas Glenn Clark

Little R-E-D Dress is a suspenseful Kindle short story that is also featured in The Cancer Assassin, a collection of 3 Twisted Tales.

Imagine a grownup Little Red Riding Hood who long ago was not so lucky. She knows her wolf still roams free and does great harm.

She decides to avenge her loss of innocence (and the innocence of so many others) by luring her wolf to a hotel.

But when the moment comes to confront her abuser, the fear is so great that she must call upon a greater power — the natural world, and all the little girls lost in the woods.

Revenge is an act of nature.



Night Eternal

by joseph mazzenga

Good Evening.

Welcome to the dark, shadowy places of the night. Places where it’s not safe to wander under the full moon’s light. Places that hold secrets no human should know. Places that are stained with blood.

Can love exist in this blackness? Can it last for an eternity? Will this night eternal bring pleasure or pain?

Quite possibly, it will bring both.



Embers of the Raven: a Christmas Story from Greenland

by Chris Paton

Beneath the dark polar night sky the troll lopes across the Arctic landscape collecting children for a feast. Nissimaaq, the hunter, enlists the help of a northern dwarf and his raven to return the children to their family before the turn of winter.

Inspired by Greenlandic mythical beings, this short Christmas story captures the dramatic winter landscape of Greenland with a festive twist for the holidays.



Ravenmind: a Christmas Story from Greenland

by Chris Paton

The Greenlanders cannot rest, for after the troll comes the wolf. Discover more of the drama under dark winter skies when Tulugaq the shaman and Nissimaaq the great hunter must defeat the shapeshifting Aarluuk.

Inspired by Greenlandic mythical beings, this short Christmas story continues the journey begun in Embers of the Raven. Return once more to the dramatic winter landscape of Greenland with a festive twist for the holidays.



The Star Child and Other Tales

by Faiz Kermani

Five short tales reveal a world of mystery, wisdom and magic but also of greed and destructionâ?¦from the tale of a mysterious child who appears from the starsâ?¦to the dispute between powerful gods that gives humans a precious giftâ?¦ The Star Child and Other Tales will embark the reader on a unique and wonderfully imaginative journey.



Adrift in a Tear (The Stories of Bewreon)

by Anne Patterson

Andre reaches Jasmine. But will they survive? The Enchanter,Eira,decides the fate of Prince Arthmael.
Can anyone trust Eira or do they fear her because she has the Sword of Abri?

Follow the Stories of Bewreon.
They began with “She Only Blooms at night”
“Adrift in a Tear” is the second story of Bewreon
Bewreon a world of strange lands and characters.
A world made of mist and imagination.



Double Call From Desire (Dearhart Clan Series Volume 2)

by Eri Nelson

From the unorthodox author Eri Nelson comes the second look into the dark primal world of the DHC (Dearhart Clan Series). An adult tale that continues with the moon’s induced passions that surpass humanity’s logic in favor of not meeting a beckoning demise.

As Kristen and Owen come to grips with a chosen destiny gifted by the moon, a scout is ushered off in search of a rogue wolf. Thomas chosen by Owen to survey for a troublesome wolf discovers a howly formed desirable temptation that he had never wish to unearth.

Not long after Thomas leaves on his scouting mission, Owen himself is persuaded by his highest of confidants to go in search of Kristen’s past. Since she is their hopeful future, Owen is forced to depart only to find that soon after he is gone a misstep by Kristen finds her griped by a revenging hand’s fury.



Katranas Part One

by Leonard Treman

Adrian, a knight in training to become a part of the royal guard. Upon his knighthood he’s flung into a dangerous adventure as he finds out that life isn’t quite as simple as he’d once thought.



The Relics

by Piotr Puchalski

1924. A young Polish lieutenant wants to prevent a rapprochement between the Soviets and left-wing forces in Mexico. Yet the story of “The Relics” does not only revolve around the conflict between Capitalism and Bolshevism, but the purpose to which a regime can put a seemingly impossible skill (telepathy). The novel explores the ways in which humans react to dilemmas that pit personal interest against that of the nation. Puchalski takes the reader to such diverse places as Mexico, Poland, Brittany and the United States. The real playground in “The Relics,” however, is a mysterious realm called Sarmatia, where the notion of love complicates the triumvirate of God, Honor and the Fatherland.



21st Century Tales of High Fantasy Volume One

by Arbee Cole

Magic, Dragons, Smartphones, and The Internet – this nine story anthology takes readers on an amazing journey into a 21st Century they may already be familiar with, but pulls back the curtain to reveal the mystical world so many miss. Fanciful tales like “Destiny Insurers” and “Mahlok Takes a Call” speak to the imaginations of all, while “The Poem of Peter” and “Spirit of Anonymous” relate aspects of the modern age. Adventures like “Chance and the One-Armed Bandit” and “Novum Camelot” are also included, providing fans of any style of High Fantasy something to enjoy!

Stories written by Arbee Cole

Cover artwork by Kevin B. O’Neil



Beads of blood Chloé (volume 1)

by Lorraine Dey

Ana I am. I go through the time, bodies, ages and nations. I like woman company but the male company not indifferent me. My victims sometimes Holy, sometimes cursed, persist and become legions.

Invisible I am, but the body gaunt from my host, symbolizes our union. His fate is not controllable, but his body becomes. Our cursed Pact will in the blood and the most dedicated to offer me up to their fertility. Their beads of blood flow over this mine became body, my servant, my offering.

Some worship me and me have a cult following. Others try to escape me and themselves as Bewitched. The demonic possession will be here in the heart of the action.

Ana, I am one who knew.



Beyond the Wildlands

by Lana Axe

An elf of the Wildlands recounts his adventures in this fantasy short story.

Jhinn, an elf from the wooded area known as the Wildlands, has lived an adventurous life. A master with a bow, he has joined forces with a human army to rid the forest of savage trolls. During training, he falls in love with a female warrior named Aurelle who has taken up her axe in defense of their homeland. After the battle, the pair journey together to begin new lives, though Jhinn prefers a life of crime.

Follow along as they embark on an adventure full of excitement, greed, and tragedy.



The Christmas Raven

by Chris Paton

This small collection comprises the two short stories Embers of the Raven and Ravenmind.

Embers of the Raven:
Beneath the dark polar night sky the troll lopes across the Arctic landscape collecting children for a feast. Nissimaaq, the hunter, enlists the help of a northern dwarf and his raven to return the children to their family before the turn of winter.

Ravenmind:
The Greenlanders cannot rest, for after the troll comes the wolf. Discover more of the drama under dark winter skies when Tulugaq the shaman and Nissimaaq the great hunter must defeat the shapeshifting Aarluuk.

Inspired by Greenlandic mythical beings, these short Christmas stories capture the dramatic winter landscape of Greenland with a festive twist for the holidays.



Dark Fantasy

by Rhye J. Loom

Imagine a world of illusion filled with the dangers of a fantasy spoken of only in dreams. Imagin a combination of illusion with the possible and the nearly possible. Science fiction and dark fantasy at its best, the grand show, the ultimate in surreal illusion, you will get all of this and more with Rhye J. Looms latest “Dark Fantasy”



Double Negative, Book One in the Serendipity Trilogy

by Robin Gilbert

When Bhark Lhoudly and Whindy the Brave finally reach Hops Castle, exhausted, starving, naked and with some really nasty blisters, they find evil afoot – bloody murder – and everyone is intent on blaming them!

Perhaps one of the castle guards; Cedric Beansprout can help, if he can stay off the barley beer for more than five minutes. Or maybe the dazzling young Poplar holds the answer, or is she just hiding a lovely pair of ulterior motives?

One thing’s for sureâ?¦ Ned the sheepdog never misses a trick, and his loyal mistress, the enigmatic old fighting cook known only as Meander has a few surprises up her sleeve, one of them being a terribly impressive left hookâ?¦



THE LITTLE YELLOW MONSTER and Its Leprechauns

by Marlena Sheller

After careful consideration of where to escape to, scientist, Jade Murray decided to hide out at her ancestral home in Ireland. As she had much love for Ireland, Jade could hardly wait to feast her eyes upon the quaint little country cottage in Dublin. Jade, however, would feast her eyes on much more than the country cottage once she begun her research.



Novel Roadkill 2 – Right to Write – The Furai Compilation; Packet 7.

by Richard Skeet

TRANSFORM INTO SOMETHING: NEW; POWERFUL; DANGEROUS.

In the near future the survivors of DAY ONE send a message to the past to raise an ARMY.

MORE THAN ENTERTAINMENT -A TRAINING MANUAL for the FIERCEST WARRIORS in the GALAXY.

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THE BELT

Interviewer: “Tell me how you became Furai.”

Eric: “When Portland, Oregon was VAPORIZED: I lived in a suburb; I survived the first day, or, DAY ONE, as the Alien Grays call it.

After the round up, worldwide, all survivors of the Gray massacre, are placed in labor camps.

We, the survivors, feed THE CONVEYOR BELT.

You can place anything on THE BELT, trees, bodies, dirt, rocks, grassâ?¦

THE BELT leads to a giant furnace miles away, taking the material on THE BELT; converting it into what the Grays need:

INPUT:

Water

Organic matter

Minerals

Trash

etc.

OUTPUT:

Energy

Food

Plastic

Steel

Ammunition

Rail guns

Shields

Propaganda

etc.

I’ve been BRANDED on my forehead. I’m forbidden from speaking during working hours; surrounded by men, women, children.

My orders: feed THE BELT!

We: dig, chop, chainsaw, bulldoze, hoist, heave, haul, push, pull. Tons of raw material are placed on THE BELT every second. Ten hours a day we labor; 7 days a week.

When I have a question, I look up; the SCREEN tells me what to do.

When one of us passes out from exhaustion, or dies, they’re thrown on THE BELT, with the rest of the material.

In front of me LIFE: trees, grass, birds.

Behind me: THE BELT leading to the furnace; our mobile living quarters; DESOLATION.

Upon awakening, we look forward to the living horizon, ignoring the dead trenches behind us.

EARTH is being STRIP-MINED; converted into Gray raw material. Every: useful; living; or green thing, EVERYTHING that can be chopped, shoveled or ground is placed on THE BELT.

After 10 hours of labor, the doors to our living quarters open; we go inside, eat, socialize, fall asleep.

We live a SPARTAN existence.

We’re never cold or hungry.

It: never rains; is always 75 degrees and sunny. Rain and clouds are burned away, by an energy shield following our camp, along with our living quarters.

The Grays encourage BREEDING; all of the women, of child bearing age, are pregnant. Women who refuse to breed are thrown on THE BELT.

The SCREENS tell us: work! be happy; don’t ask questions; breed; we comply.

ROCK MUSIC is playing from the loudspeakers.

The Grays don’t talk to us; they communicate with one another telepathically. Our only communication with the Grays: the messages appearing on the SCREENS.

This is what has become of man: FEED THE BELT! BE HAPPY! DON’T ASK QUESTIONS! BREED! So we do.

I’m fast asleep on day 45; a man wakes me up, â??follow me if you want to LIVE.’ He jumps back through the hole in my floor; I follow. I crawl, in an underground tunnel, for 1 hour.

I march, with thousands of other branded men, women, children, briskly for 24 hours straight.

A large group gather in a huge cave, in the rain forests of Oregon, behind a waterfall; somewhere in the Columbia River Gorge.

Joe is a small man with a deep voice, a large scar across his face.

Joe: â??You are here because YOU HAVE BEEN SUMMONED. Right now you have a choice: you can go back to THE BELT, or, join the Furai.

YOU HAVE BEEN FREED FROM THE BELT, RIGHT NOW; THIS MOMENT.

JOIN US:

We’ll teach you how to: FIGHT; acquire wealth; build an ARMY; organize; communicate in secret, gather intelligence; lead an army; send these evil fucking bastards back to hell!

We are NOT an army of FOLLOWERS, a hive mind of automatons.

We are a HYDRA, a multi-headed monster from greek mythology; if an attacker strikes one head, 4 heads attack the attacker.

If a head is cut off; two more grow in its place.

When GOD made man; He created a WEAPON.

This GALAXY belongs to MAN!

JOIN US.’

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LEARN THE ULTIMATE POWER IN THE UNIVERSE!

THE FURAI COMPILATION

A DANGEROUS TALE, THEY DON’T WANT YOU TO READ- from a â??DARK’ â??TWISTED MIND’.



Requiem for Reuel, Vol. 1

by Michael Norton

After his parents suffer a painful and humiliating death at the hands of Jutish warriors raiding the English countryside, a young boy named Reuel finds himself with no other choice but to join a traveling band of gypsies, a motley crew of loveable outlaws who teach Reuel a myriad of invaluable skills for survival.

Requiem for Reuel is a beautifully dark fantastical Arthurian legend. Follow a coming-of-age story of a boy who begins his life’s journey as a farmer, grows as a gypsy, becomes the leader of a rebellion, and transitions into something completely different.



Secret Samurai Book One Tangled Lives

by Jill Rutherford

This is the first book in a story of parallel lives set in one of the world’s most ancient and mysterious cultures. In the mid 1800’s feudal Japan was fighting for its survival as American ships entered Tokyo Bay and forced them to start to open their country for trade or face the consequences. This caused a fourteen year vicious civil war between traditionalists and modernist samurai. It’s on this stage that our samurai, Kai Matsuda is living, fighting and learning to love while he fights for the future of his country.

In 2012, a young Englishwoman, Isabella Bell, known as Bebe, is looking for adventure and moves to Japan to open her own English Conversation School. Soon, strange forces draw her back in time and into the civil war as her mind gets caught in a time warp and transports her in and out of Kai’s psyche.

As Bebe strives to control her own life and her love for a Japanese man, lives mix and get tangled up in the mystery of time, past and present.



The Taste of You

by Michelle Mitchelle

Viola is the average American girl just trying to get through life, or so it seems. One night she finds herself in a club where she meets Steve. The two engage in a deep romance that takes the life from theme.



Yesterdays Wish

by Michelle Mitchelle

Edgar Melith, the elf count of Silver Kingdom has had his eye on Sylvia. As Sylvia recounts her past and meets Edgar for dinner she is shocked to discover that Edgar is a blood elf.

“Closing her eyes, Sylvia braced herself for what came next. While still fighting with mixed feelings, she was caught off guard by the feeling of teeth on skin. It wasn’t a kiss he he intended to steal, but her neck. Like a moth caught by a spider, Sylvia didn’t have much time to react. Her body felt paralyzed; stuck to the spot. Her knees successfully glued to the ground, it felt like forever, as she felt her energy slowly slip away. The intimacy was unbearable, as she’d never allowed a man to get this close to her before, let alone bite her so hard that blood was drawn.”



My Secret Room

by Michelle Mitchelle

Liam had a secret that Christine was about to learn. Liam was a vampire with an obsession for beautiful woman. Innocent Christine was about to become the newest addition to his secret room.

**”Unable to wait any longer, he took her hand in his, curling his fingers around her wrist. “Come,” he ordered. He could not risk her rejecting his lure around all these people. She was too beautiful too precious to let getaway. ”

**”Leaning forward, he placed a tender kiss to her collarbone then open-mouthed kisses to her soft neck. His fangs jutted out and he reveled in the way she trembled as he brushed the points across her tender flesh. ”



Emily’s Magical Christmas

by Kevin Taggart

It’s Christmas Eve. Santa is preparing for his epic journey which will see him, his elves, and his trusty reindeer deliver Christmas presents to all the children in the world. Santa and his helpers have been very busy all year long sorting the presents for the children. One little girl called Emily from Lisburn in Northern Ireland will be exactly eighteen months old on Christmas Day 2013. She is just old enough to understand that Santa and his helpers will arrive at her house in the early hours of Christmas Day to deliver her toys. Knowing that Santa and his elves will be peckish by the time they arrive at her house, Emily has left mince pies and oranges for them to eat



Skratches

by Justin Robertson

Two astronomers discover what they think is a planet. Soon to find out, it’s actually a portal to a whole new universe! The universe of Olympus! A place where the Greek Gods reign supreme, and a couple of redneck aliens are at war. The astronomers get wrapped in the middle of the war.



Seekers of the Jelile Scrolls (Seekers series)

by Craig Chase

Fantasy/Adventure

An elf sets out to find adventure and treasure only to meet a mage whom she falls in love with who is on a secret quest to gather a scroll that holds the fate of the world at risk. War rages between two races with the help of a great dragon.



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