Everybody loves getting free stuff. Well, I know I do. And I'm guessing, since you're on my website, that you also like reading. (Yep, I'm a rocket scientist!)
Well I got to thinking about what avid readers would like best, and I came up with FREE BOOKS. I mean what better way to discover a new author than to try out their work for free?
So I went to a few of my author buddies and asked them if they would be willing to give away some of their books and they said YES. (They're a crazy, kooky, generous bunch who get great joy out of others reading their work.)
To check out the books below, just click on the covers of anything that you like. And most importantly, enjoy.
(For those of you whom, like me, are a little technologically challenged, HERE'S A LINK to instructions to help you move these free books onto your eReader.)
COCOA AND CHANEL
Winner of the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards – Ebook Fiction Category
Winner of the 2014 National Indie Excellence Awards – Humor Category
More interested in fashion than felony, Chanel staggers through training and finds herself posted to the forces most notorious crime hot spot – King’s Cross, where she becomes entangled in a case of the worst kind. A serial killer targeting young women in The Cross.
As she is drawn further into the seedy underworld in her attempt to unravel the truth, Chanel makes new friends, new enemies and draws the attention of the killer. Can she solve the case in time, or will she become the killer’s next victim?
Winner of the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards – E-Book Fiction
Winner of the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards – Science Fiction/Fantasy Category
It’s been thirteen years since the Dark Years ended. Thirteen years since the mad War Faery responsible was imprisoned in stone. Now, with goblin attacks on the rise it seems Galanta, the Goblin Queen, is intent on returning the land to chaos and terror.
Isadora Scrumpleton is trying not to think about the Dark Years. She’s just been chosen by her ‘familiar’, found out she’s half faery, and discovered she’s dating the second-in-line to the Faery Throne. That’s enough for one teenage witch to handle. But when goblins attack her village, Izzy is forced into action, ultimately joining the elite Border Guard and attracting the attention of Galanta, the Goblin Queen.
As Galanta weaves a web of deceit, Izzy struggles to control her powers. Will she be able to stop the Goblin Queen in time, or will the world be plunged into a dark new reality?
by Jade Kerrion
Recipient of Six Literary Awards, including Gold Medal (Science Fiction), Readers Favorites 2013.
When the perfect human being, Galahad, escapes from Pioneer Laboratories, the illusory peace between humans and their derivatives--the in vitros, clones, and mutants--collapses into social upheaval. The first era of the Genetic Revolution was peaceful. The second is headed for open war.
The alpha empath, Danyael Sabre, does not feel compelled to risk his cover of anonymity and get involved, until he finds out that the perfect human being looks just like him.
Two men, one face. One man seeks to embrace destiny, the other to escape it. But destiny has a name--Zara. Assassin.
THE GARDEN ON SUNSET
A Novel of Golden-Era Hollywood (Hollywood's Garden of Allah Novels Book 1) by Martin Turnbull
Have you ever wanted to climb into a time machine and visit Hollywood during its heyday?
Right before talking pictures slug Tinsel Town in the jaw, a luminous silent screen star converts her private estate into the Garden of Allah Hotel. The lush grounds soon become a haven for Hollywood hopefuls to meet, drink, and revel through the night. George Cukor is in the pool, Tallulah Bankhead is at the bar, and Scott Fitzgerald is sneaking off to a bungalow with Sheilah Graham while Madame Alla Nazimova keeps watch behind her lace curtains.
But the real story of the Garden of Allah begins with its first few residents, three kids on the brink of something big.
Marcus Adler has a lot to prove after his father catches him and the police chief's son with their pants down. He flees Pennsylvania for Hollywood with his mouth shut and his eyes open, and begins to write the lines all those starlets will say out loud. Can a smart, sensitive guy find his own voice in a town that's just learning to talk?
Kathryn Massey's childhood was a grinding routine of auditions, but she couldn't care less about being a movie star. When she takes off with her typewriter, determined to become a newspaper reporter, she finds that breaking into the boys' club is tougher than breaking free of her bossy mother. To make it in this town, she'll need some serious moxie.
Gwendolyn Brick is a sweet Southern beauty who's come a long way to try her luck on the big screen. She's hoping the same succulent lips the guys want to kiss will land her more than a bit part on a casting couch. She's going to need some help keeping everyone in line.
Nobody gets a free pass in Hollywood, but a room at the Garden on Sunset can get your foot in the door.
by Di Jones
Tessa Taylor is a regular girl; a college student with small problems and big dreams. Her dream, like so many others of her age, is to make it big as an actress in Los Angeles. But even though she's studying acting, she can't get any traction in her bid to get a job in LA, where all the auditions are. Until the week when things unexpectedly begin to change. Some news in her acting class leads to an exciting opportunity, but chance meetings might compromise her luck.
Does Tessa have what it takes to shine in the audition? Download this novelette now and find out.
THE EYE OF HASTUR
(A Make Your Fate Choosable Adventure) by Scott King
MAKE YOUR FATE CHOOSABLE ADVENTURE books are interactive fiction, meaning the choices you make affect the story.
In The Eye of Hastur, a mysterious cult is summoning The Yellow King. Should the dark entity walk upon the earth he will use The Eye of Hastur to plunge all of mankind into a horrible madness.
Only you have the power to find the cult and stop The Yellow King. Will you go on this adventure and be a hero, will you hold onto your sanity, or will you let the world burn? The choice is yours because you make your fate.
ENTANGLEMENT OF FATE
Book One of the Mystery Series by Chris Brookes
When a mute criminal known as 'the Street Arab' is taken into custody, police call on court missionary, Robert Elliott, to try and unravel the enigma. With the help of Mary O' Driscoll, a sharply perceptive nurse, Elliott reveals the prisoner to be Walter Stanford, a man with a blemished past and who is about to change their lives forever.
As Elliott tries to understand the significance of a mysterious note found in a locket on the cell floor, Mary becomes haunted by a series of lucid dreams about Walter's life and a dark harrowing crime. But why have they all been brought together? Is it simply fate? Or could it be strange intervention to bring closure to a chilling past?
One thing is certain…the answers have consequences!
Season One by Ken Preston
Get ready. Joe Coffin is on his way. And he's mad as hell.
On the day that Joe Coffin, hitman for Birmingham gang The Slaughterhouse Mob, is released from jail he has nothing but murder on his mind. While inside, his wife and young son were killed, and now he is out for bloody revenge. The problem is, Coffin’s enemies are circling, and his wife might not be quite as dead as she should be.
Joe Coffin is a vampire horror story and a gritty gangster thriller, written TV style in episodes and seasons. If you liked Breaking Bad and Dexter, and if you prefer your vampires bloody and brutal, then you will love Joe Coffin. With a fast paced, multi character storyline, smart dialogue and great characters, the Joe Coffin books are written to be binge consumed, just like those TV shows you love.
ESCAPE TO PARADISE
by Robyn Rychards
He never expected her to rock his world.
Andree Bancroft lives a sheltered life on St. Barthelemy and there’s no place she’d rather be. When a famous singing artist shows up at the villa her father manages, she has no clue who he is. It’s the compelling man that attracts her.
Maximillian Chanteur is desperate. His fiancée dumped him, his muse has vanished and he’s sick of living in a fishbowl. Escape to an island villa is exactly what he needs. Artist Andree Bancroft is not!
Their time on the island and in the whirlwind life of a celebrity in the States, teaches them what’s really important. Being together.
Banished Saga Book One by Ramona Flightner
I want more from life than she can imagine.
If she knew of my interest in Gabriel, she'd have a fit of the vapors. She'd bemoan his humble beginnings and lack of wealth rather than recognize his integrity or his loyalty to his brothers. If she saw how he stares at me, as though I'm a puzzle he's trying to solve, she'd lock me in my room. He fascinates me, as no one has since that awful day.
How can we surmount society's prejudices and allow our love to grow?
GHOSTS OF TSAVO
by Vered Ehsani
Armed with Victorian etiquette, a fully loaded walking stick and a dead husband, Beatrice Knight arrives in colonial Kenya desperate for a pot of tea and a pinch of cinnamon. But she’ll need more than that if she’s to unravel the mystery of the Ghosts of Tsavo without being eaten in the process. All this while surviving the machinations of her best friend’s dashing godfather and the efforts of her safari guide to feed her to any lion willing to drag her away. What is a ghost-chasing widow to do?
This is Case 1 in “Society for Paranormals”: A series concerning dead husbands, African legends and the search for a perfect spot of tea. It's for those readers who adore “Pride & Prejudice” and would love to experience a supernatural safari in colonial Kenya.
Michelle Angelique, Avenging Angel Assassin
by Lori Jean Grace
Michelle was just another kid growing up in the hood. Then life got hard. After her parents died, her older brother—a gangster himself—took good care of her. But the street life killed him. She was twenty, scared, no skills, and had a score to settle.
Charlie’s Angels meets the hood – three friends struggle building a better world. You’ll be thrilled by the un-put-down-able action! You’ll root for Michelle and her friends! You’ll be deeply satisfied with the results!
Adult Audience – Strong Language – Sexual Situations – Violence – Reader discretion advised.
Michelle is certain of three truths:
- She will get her revenge.
- She won’t let friends be hurt.
- Good sex is not everything, but a girl’s gotta get her swerve on.
Is that a friend you want to have your back? Yes? Then Sister's Revenge is for you!
A Qualified Predator, A Real-Life Kick-Ass Hero
Michelle is a woman who will stand up and get even whatever the cost. You can count on her to deal with strong men – in and out of the sack – on equal footing. She’ a hero who doesn’t take any crap and sees through the games others try to pull. In the end, she knows what battles to win and when to come back for another day.
Work, Excellent Sex, and Revenge are Good Bedfellows
Like great sex, good men come and go, but don’t mess with a woman’s family or friends. Hell hath no fury like a woman wronged. Best friends Michelle, Deja and Nikky get revenge on the thugs and no-count boyfriends while proving good friends are the life support they all need.
HEART OF THE DEAD
Perpetual Creatures Book One
Jerusa Phoenix has always been close to death — and not just because of the congenital heart defect she’s bore since birth. Jerusa can see the lingering spirits of the dead. She is bright and beautiful, but her sickness, along with her otherworldly gift, has made her an outcast.
When she ventures out one night, despite the warnings of her best friend, Alicia (who happens to be a ghost), and stumbles upon a group of vampires, a battle rages between immortals over Jerusa. She is transformed into a vampire, and is surprised to find that she enjoys it. For the first time in her life she doesn’t feel sick. But every light casts a shadow, and from the ashes of the battle arises a creature of incredible destructive potential—a savage flesh-eater whose very existence violates the most ancient of vampire laws.
Now Jerusa must join with the other vampires and use her ghostly power to hunt down the savage beast before he can wreak havoc on the town and make others like himself.
Jerusa has never been so powerful, but will she be able to find the savage before he attracts the attention of the rulers of the vampire race and bring their wrath down upon them all?
BEAUTY AND POWER
Perpetual Creatures Book Two
Since becoming a vampire, Jerusa Phoenix has been dreading the day that she must go before the Stewards of Life to be judged. Then comes the night she returns home to find a pair of Hunters waiting for her.
Jerusa and her coven are whisked away to meet with the Stewards, and she cannot rely on her maker, Silvanus, to save her this time. Silvanus has been gone for months, searching for the truth of who he really is. Jerusa is unsure what’s worse, her pending judgment or that she may never see Silvanus again.
The Stewards hold only two attributes worthy of immortality: beauty and power. Jerusa is strong and fast, far more than any fledgling, but the scar that remains on her chest from her heart transplant as a human will almost surely condemn her to death. Jerusa has one hope. She is the only vampire who can see the spirits of the dead. She has been warned to keep this gift secret from the Stewards, but what choice does she have?
Something is amiss. A new enemy has risen from the ashes of the mountain prison where Silvanus was kept. Rumors abound of a growing army of savages. Jerusa can’t bother with any of that right now, though. If she hopes to win her right to remain a perpetual creature, she must find a way to survive the Stewards’ cruel and twisted tests.
Book One in the True Calling Series by Siobhan Davis
Welcome to Novo: Your new home in Space
For Ariana Skyee, Planet Novo was everything it promised to be until the authorities introduced "The Calling" as their response to repopulation. Now, all seventeen year olds are to participate in this Bachelor-style pageant to find their perfect match, marry, and have children.
But that’s not Ariana’s only concern. Thanks to the government-sanctioned memory erase, she has no recollection of Zane, the mystery boy who haunts her dreams. Things are further complicated when the pageant commences and her feelings for fellow Cadet Cal Remus intensify. Together, they start to realize not everything about their new home is as it seems.
Entangled in a dangerous web of deceit, Ariana sets out to identify the truth. Conflicted over warnings that Cal isn’t trustworthy and alarmed at the government's increasing interest in her, she doesn’t know where to turn. But her search for the truth comes at a high personal price. When her world implodes, discovering the past shapes her future with devastating consequences.
Short Story #1.5 in the True Calling Series By Siobhan Davis
Everything changed the moment he found her...
Cal Remus is in love. But the object of his affection barely acknowledges his existence. Worse: She acts like he's the dirt sticking to the bottom of her shoe. Weaker men might give up. But not Cal. Hell no, he loves a good challenge and Ariana Skyee has made this the most intriguing challenge of all.
Having read his father's confidential military files, Cal should be concerned about the seemingly fragile new world order on Planet Novo and the events back on Earth. But he's distracted
Securing Ariana's love is his number one priority.
He's going to win her heart, or die trying.
LIGHT OF A THOUSAND STARS
Novella #2.5 in the True Calling Series by Siobhan Davies
Haunted by a shared secret that threatens to destroy their relationship and claim their sanity, Zane is on a one-man mission to prevent Ari from falling apart.
Then Commander Skyee drops the biggest bombshell of all and everything Zane has taken for granted about the future is shattered overnight.
Always and Forever: That's what Zane has promised Ari.
Keeping that promise is about to become the hardest thing he will ever do.
by Michael Parker
Manfred Schiller is the world's most powerful and richest citizen He controls an enormous industry that covers most aspects of everyday life. The key to controlling his organization is a week-old baby boy, and Franz Molke—leader of the People's Party in Germany—aims to control the Schiller empire by kidnapping the infant. The kidnap fails, but the baby disappears in the process. Ex IRA terrorist and SAS soldier, Conor Lenihan fights double cross and cyber warfare in an attempt to find the infant.
Every ten years the Imperium Provosts travel the provinces of the Great Suene Empire and take every second born child as the property of the Emperor. His Due for their continued protection.
Kalena, taken from her family and friends finds herself alone and scared in the imperial Stronghold of Darkon. And when she cries out to the darkness for help, Kalena is shocked when it answers her back.
If you found out that you were different from everyone else, what would you do?
DEAD MAN'S HAND
by Icy Sedgwick
WHILE PRINCESSES SLEEP
Book 1 Princesses of Chadwick Castle by Emma Right
This princess adventure story book features over fifty full color illustrations from master artists carefully selected for children. Children will enjoy this castle adventure in this first book of the princess books series. Great for readers who love Cinderella type fairy tales and English princess stories.
Details: This adventure storybook diaries their adventures and culminates in Book 8. While Princesses Sleep opens with the Princess Elle discovering a strange sound in the night. Curious, she determines the reason for these mysterious noises and starts the adventure with her sister, Belle. Something is afoot at the castle and they must find out what this is. However, finding the truth behind the secrets they stumble upon leads them to strange answers? What sort of trouble will the princesses get themselves into?
FIRE ON THE PLAINS OF INDIA
by Roger Kenworthy
Fire on The Plains of India is Volume 3 in the Nathanial Kenworthy adventure series. In this page turning tale, Nathanial ends up in ancient India and witnesses first hand an atomic war between two brothers, Bhuvanesh and Mahajan. While this duel is reminiscent of the deadly conflict in Rome between Romulus and Remus or the biblical rivalry between Cain and Abel, nevertheless, the outcome can wipe-out the lives of millions of people and not just a single soul.
Caught up in the passion for the journey, our time traveler is tittering between joining his past and leaving his present when he is unexpectedly abducted by the cruel Mahajan. As a psychological battle takes place between the two, the bodies begin to pile up as the plains of India turn red from the blood of the countless warriors killed in battle.
As the war rages on, Nathanial is no longer an asset to his captors and he is prepared to meet the benevolent gods. As he is about to meet his end, good fortune smiles down upon him from an unexpected source. While his future is alive, death from the skies shakes the countryside, the towns, and the villages… and the blood of innocent men, women and children baptizes the streets, rivers and valleys of this mystical land.
Em and Yves Book One by Darlene Jones
by Jessica Eissfeldt
San Francisco, 1946. Telephone operator Belinda Thompson longs for her chance to sing in the spotlight. But when Nick Hart, a broken-hearted jazz crooner, makes a fateful midnight call that changes both of their lives, will fear or love prevail in the City by the Bay?
Few Are Chosen, K'Barthan Series, Part 1
by MT McGuire
Meet The Pan of Hamgee: coward, unwilling adventurer and, by some miracle, K’Barth’s longest surviving outlaw. He just wants a quiet life so working as getaway driver is probably a bad career move. Then he falls in love at first sight with a woman he hasn't even met who comes from an alternative reality. That’s when things really begin to get complicated.
Meet Ruth Cochrane: she’s the Chosen One, destined to play a pivotal role in saving K’Barth from a cruel dictator. She’s never heard of K’Barth, though. She’s a public relations executive from London and she’s totally unaware of the chaos about to hit her life.
Meet Lord Vernon: power hungry psychopath on the brink of world domination. He wants to cement his hold on K'Barth by kidnapping the Chosen One and forcing her to marry him. Only one person is standing in his way: someone who doesn’t even realise it, The Pan of Hamgee. For The Pan, and Ruth, that’s a deadly problem.
Lost Souls Series - Book One
Darkness rules her life. A pitiless man wants her body. A Daemon craves her heart.
Raised within a regimented society of mages on the obsidian island of Malvaar, Cytriah, a young soul-catcher, is determined to attain the elite female rank of Exalted, hoping her soul-bewitching voice and strict upbringing will be enough.
It cannot be.
One chilling event from her past unravels her life, thread by thread. After her first grave mistake, Cytriah knows it won't be long before she’s forced to serve Malvaar with her body, given over to men she won’t be able to choose and bear children she will never see.
Death would be kinder—if kindness were in fashion on Malvaar.
As she makes a risky move to save herself, she unearths a dangerous contradiction to everything she has been taught. A secret she cannot ignore or forget. A truth that will drag her down the deadly path of blasphemy, forbidden affection and spilled blood…