Free fantasy Kindle books for 06 May 17

Lyric’s Curse (Dragonblood Sagas Book 1)

by Robyn Wideman

When a young crippled orphan finds himself caught on the wrong side of town by a group of highborn youths, his life is forever changed. Left for dead after a vicious attack, Lyric finds himself in the care of a witch. One who knows more about him than he does.

With the old witch’s help, Lyric will learn his true place in life, one far more interesting and dangerous than his old life as a street rat. Lyric will meet two young women who play intricate roles in deciding his future, will it be love or destiny? All the while a dark shadow is crossing the land …

Dragons have returned.



Finding Pandora: Book One: World

by E. Rachael Hardcastle

Welcome to Haeylo, where Supes rule the city, humans are an endangered species and Pandora is as curious as ever.

Arriette Monroe never expected to be thrust into the heart of supernatural chaos, nor did she deem herself worthy of four very special gifts. But now she’s got friends to rescue, Vampyrs to fight and impossible expectations to meet.

Although Arriette thinks she’s walking pandemonium, The Recruit think she’s their saviour. And they’re willing to prove it…



Bard’s Exile

by Carolyn Gross

Marek is a street urchin cheating and gambling his way through the streets of King Bel’s city. He has also gained exceptional notoriety for his fighting skillsâ??despite being born blind.

One night while out with his jet-black mongrel, Bright, he cheats a large brute named Sellard, a member of a corrupt aristocratic family. The captain of the king’s guard advises Marek to leave town before things escalate. But as he is saying good-bye to his surrogate mother, he is promptly captured. Marek now faces certain death, as he stands accused of magic before the Taken, silent warriors who see into a person’s soul.

Meanwhile, Princess Selena, reluctantly betrothed to Sellard, schemes to flee from the city with the unexpected help of Bright. As Marek heads for the gallows, Selena unwittingly helps him escape, and together they race toward the wilds until Selena is forced to give herself up to save innocent lives.

To rescue Selena, Marek must come to terms with shocking revelations about his past, present, and future.

For fans of David Eddings, Mongrel Sight is a compelling fantasy adventure about the nature of destiny.



Folklore, Fairy Tales, Myths, Legends and Other Children’s Stories from Around the World: A Free Ebook

by Various

The stories contained in this free eBook have been selected from the books that make up the series “Fairy Tales, Folklore, Myths and Legends from Around the World

Fifteen stories have been selected from the books in the series. So you will find stories from ancient Celtic England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland. As well as Roma and Gypsy stories which have travelled across Europe from the Black Sea region. There are also stories from the Zulus and Bushmen of South Africa, to the Orient, the Silk Route, the Vikings, the Red Indians of North America and beyond.
The books in the series are rare and out of print books and have been republished as part of a Social Enterprise project where the main aim is to give a large portion of the profits to charity. In fact 33% of the profit from each book sold is donated to charities that specialise in educational scholarships for the underprivileged; and the beneficiaries of these scholarships are spread around the globe.

This is eBook is but a sampler of the rich and diverse tapestry of tales and folk-lore contained in the volumes published to date. We encourage you to visit our webpage at http://www.AbelaPublishing.com

We also encourage you to pass this free eBook on to anyone and everyone you know, especially teachers and those with young children.



Vampire Soul: Emma’s Saga (Free Excerpt)

by Shay Roberts

THIS FREE EXCERPT CONTAINS THE FIRST 13 CHAPTERS OF
HEARTBLAZE 1: VAMPIRE SOUL

“The heart of Twilight and the soul of Outlander

“The world is amazing and easy to get lost in.” – Bloggin’ & Writing â??â??â??â??â??

“These characters and storyline keep getting better and better!” – Seraphia â??â??â??â??â??

“The ways in which Shay brought past and present together are truly inspirational.” – Damian â??â??â??â??â??

Heartblaze is the groundbreaking new paranormal series that leaves you breathless and eager for more. Book two of this electrifying saga begins exactly where book one ended. Grab this page-turner now and continue your thrilling journey through this beautifully elaborate paranormal world, perfect for fans of Twilight, A Shade of Vampire, and Outlander.


My name is Emma. I’ve found my vampire soulmate, and he has a surprise for me that will change my life forever.

My name is Stefan. I’ve lost my werewolf powers just as the world’s most ruthless organization is hunting me. But something has taken the place of my lost wolf, something dark and strange that I may not be able to control.


“If you want to escape and see what being a vampire is like then you have to read Vampire Rising!” – Cbowman â??â??â??â??â??

“The book is nonstop action!!!” – Emma â??â??â??â??â??

“So much is happening that you hate to put the book down.” – Kathy â??â??â??â??â??

“You really don’t know what is going to happen next.” – Nicole â??â??â??â??â??

“The entire cast of characters are compelling and distinctive.” – Kim Reads â??â??â??â??â??

“When I started reading I couldn’t put it down.” – Ana94 â??â??â??â??â??

“Great story line and the characters are awesome!” – Kimberly â??â??â??â??â??

“Narrating from several different points of view works exceedingly well to provide the reader with clarity through the many characters and time periods.” – Dreamer J â??â??â??â??â??


AUTHOR Q&A

How would you describe this series?

The books are fast-paced paranormal thrillers with both action and romance. When I began writing this series, I set out to create something that would challenge readers. I believe most readers are smart people who enjoy a thought-provoking book. Heartblaze is told from the point of view of multiple characters and takes place in the present-day as well as the past (much like Outlander.) These books are not for people looking for light and fluffy reading, nor for readers completely unfamiliar with the paranormal genre.

Is this series appropriate for all ages?

No. It is not appropriate for children. The series is written for adults, young adults, and mature teens.

What types of creatures are in the novel?

Quite a number: vampires, werewolves, werebears, ghosts, witches, and fae. All of them are portrayed in new ways. For example, the werewolves are shifters who channel animal spirits from the distant past. The fae have their own unique language that plays a role in some of the books. It’s a functional language that I spent a year developing!



A Touch of Magic

by Angelina Donahue

The Emperor God Shaddai rules all. The crowning jewel of the Empire are the Kinetics: warriors blessed with ability to manipulate energy to perform superhuman feats. The Kinetics guard the Empire from dangers both without and within.

And one day, they all vanish.

Erin Black, sister to one of the missing Kinetics, discovers she is the last known individual in the Empire with Kinetic powers. Her mission: to find her brother. But in the court of the Emperor God, not everything is as it seems …



Ashes

by Scott Nicholson

“Keep both hands on your pants, because Nicholson is about to scare them off.”–JA Konrath/Jack Kilborn, author of Origin and Endurance

ASHES

A collection of six supernatural stories by bestselling Kindle author Scott Nicholson, including “Homecoming,” “The Three-Dollar Corpse” and “She Climbs a Winding Stair.”

From the author of THE RED CHURCH, SPEED DATING WITH THE DEAD, LIQUID FEAR, DISINTEGRATION, DRUMMER BOY, and the collections FLOWERS, CURTAINS, and THE FIRST, these stories visit haunted islands, disturbed families, and forgotten pasts as Nicholson serves up chills, thrills, ghosts stories, and paranormal fantasy. Collected from the pages of Cemetery Dance Magazine, The Book of Dark Wisdom, Black Static, and more.

Exclusive introduction by Jonathan Maberry, author of THE DRAGON FACTORY and GHOST ROAD BLUES. The afterword explores the origins of the stories. Visit Scott Nicholson at Author Central.

———–
“Always surprises and always entertains.”–Jonathon Maberry, The Dragon Factory

“Nicholson’s Southern Gothic stories are beautiful, at times lyrical, and all the more eerie for it.”–Steven Savile, Silver

“Lovecraft may have invented cosmic horror, but Nicholson brings it up close and personal.”–Deborah Leblanc, Water Witch

“Scott Nicholson is a terrific writer. Like Stephen King, he has an eye and ear for the rhythms of rural America, and like King, he knows how to summon serious scares.”–Bentley Little, His Father’s Son

“He has moved into that literary shadowland between Neil Gaiman and Ray Bradbury.”–Sharyn McCrumb, the Ballad novels

“Scott Nicholson writes with a mixture of H.P. Lovecraft, Manly Wade Wellman, and Clive Barker.”–Kevin J. Anderson, Saga of the Seven Suns



Got a new Kindle or know someone who has? Check out the ultimate guide to finding free books for your Kindle. Also available in the UK.