Hello and hi! It’s been a while. 🙂 Here are some currently free ebooks—free at the time of this posting, so hurry.
Sometimes I read really good books but don’t have a lot to say about them. Here are some books I’ve read lately (or this year).
I cannot express how much I love this book. And for K.M. Shea to give me vampires? I’m over the moon, rocketed by joy. Thank you.
When hunger strikes her village, Tala, a war orphan, thought marriage was her ticket out of slavery. But her strategic move only leads to desperation. She’s forced to run from her fiancé to escape the same fate as his three previous wives, who died at his hands.
The Priestess Trials may provide the cover she needs to prevent her disastrous marriage, but it’s even harder than she thought it would be. Her competitors are years ahead of her in skill and social class. Her dark skin and short hair mark her as a slave, and that makes her the target of their ire.
Will she endure their cruelty to save her life and become a priestess, or will she abandon her plans altogether and spend the rest of her life in dire straits?
The Priestess Trials is an exciting, wholly imaginative Asian-based YA novel that is sure to surprise readers until the very end. A.A Lee knows what she is doing (clearly, she is a priestess of words).
The world–or in this case the villages–Lee creates is one of stark realism. It’s a grim time for women. There’s no sugar coating the treatment of people like Tala and the attitudes of those around her. Just when you think things get better, they don’t.
The ending was unexpected but I liked it. Lee is definitely an author I will read more from in the future.
Life was normal for Nikki until otherworldly wolves chased her through the woods near her high school. Now she’s a target for a myriad of supernatural beings.
Three half-human, half-angels are sworn to protect her. Complicating life further, Mace, Raven, and Vine–the Halflings–are the swoon-worthy new guys at her school.
For the Halflings, safeguarding Nikki isn’t just an assignment. All of humanity hangs in the balance.
Together, they outsmart the demons hunting her, but when Nikki’s name is connected to a research laboratory bent on world domination, the stakes rise.
I own the original books of this series. I think book one was originally called Halflings but I never actually got around to reading them. So I don’t know if there are any content differences between the old books and this new release.
Angel Born is a fun, fast-paced story about a not-so-regular girl and her halfling guardians (half-humans/half-angels). Nikki’s in danger but it’s not yet revealed exactly why she’s being targeted by the agents of Hell. There’s a dash of love, despair, and plenty of angst.
There’s sort of a love triangle. I usually do not like love triangles but I don’t dislike it here. Readers will have a favorite of the two, that’s for sure.
Emily desperately wants a name for what she is. For what is changing her. So does the guy who hunts her.
Emily learned early to keep her head down. After her mother was committed to a mental institution and Emily went to live with her aunt, there was no more talk of monsters and creatures from other worlds—or that Emily is one of them.
Living a life of quiet solitude as a barista and waitress in New York City, Emily’s only complication is her unabashed best friend, and that’s the way she likes it.
Until the day something shifts in her blood.
It might have something to do with the alluring man who strolled into her coffee shop in the dead of night, the one who sent shivers under her skin unrelated to supernatural stirrings.
Or, more likely it’s the shape-shifting eyes and growing fangs she keeps thinking she sees in people she knows.
As Emily learns that her world has been infected by fae that consume human souls and fit seamlessly into the bodies they empty, she must also accept that she could be one of them.
Yet, she is different from the rest, because her fae didn’t inhabit her, it was awakened. And it wants her to succumb … to her destiny. Too bad that cute guy from the coffee shop has been sent to kill her before she reaches it.
Darkly intense with more fangs, claws, and grim reality than your typical fae-centered books. These fae are invasive and decidedly deadly.
Emily, our level-headed mc, learns her world is a lot more heinous in terms of the supernatural than she previously believed. First, she’s not completely human and, secondly, she’s in danger and perhaps a danger to those around her.
I like her character. She is strong in a not-so-cookie-cutter way. The one thing I don’t like is her mysterious connection (if it’s a connection–not so sure what it is) with Asher. I don’t particularly like Asher or his sister (I want a fae to eat her and be done with it). I don’t ship/want Emily to get with him later on.
The only other character I liked was Derek–which is likely to be a tragic mistake on my part.
I’m not sure if I’ll read the next book. I like the story but I don’t like the idea of Emily/Asher, so I’m conflicted.
Overall, Cursed Fae is well-written and has an intriguing plot. A lot of readers will love this book.
Title: Something Unusual
Authors: Kit Winters
Pub Date: Gossamer Wings & Ink Press, February 5, 2020
Cilla D’Ponte attracts trouble.
Mathias Smith defines it.
Considered the black sheep of her family, Cilla left her coven behind in favor of an entirely different world: college. However, there’s more in the mortal realm than she suspected, and when a stranger uses dark magic to steal her friends, she’ll face anything to get them back.
Being a blood-sucking parasite himself, Mathias knows those “friends” aren’t good for her; what he doesn’t know is why he cares. From the second he witnessed her exploding cinnamon buns, Cilla’s mystery had wrapped itself around his mind. No matter how he tries, he can’t seem to untangle her from his thoughts.
Whether their meeting is destiny or fate has yet to be determined. All we know is the start of something big often comes in little packages…
About the Authors
We are a dastardly duo of friends (Kit and Winter, respectively) who had a dream to take the world by storm using the universe our imaginations created. Both of us are lovers of writing in our own respects, but what is strong alone is often unbreakable together. We’ve toyed with the idea of starting a joint empire for several years now, and it has finally begun… (Indeed, the dreary nine to five at last got to us, pushing the last bit of our sanity over the edge.)
We invite you into our world, our stories, and the chaos sure to sprout from them. We hope you’ll sit down, relax, sip some tea, and have a cookie with our little witch Cilla and our dear vampire Mathias as we explore their adventures together.
Free as of this posting.