I apologize for not hosting a Freebie Friday in awhile… I promise to make it up to all of you by showcasing several free books from popular genres that you may be interested in!
So, let’s get started!
1.) Amethyst, by Heather Bowhay (Young Adult, Urban Fantasy)
College-bound Lexi Adams leads no ordinary life. Premonitions dictate her every move, compelling her to rescue strangers day and night. After years of self-sacrifice, she decides to ignore one, but innocent people die. So, when the next premonition depicts her own death, Lexi is faced with the decision of a lifetime. As if an ill-fated future isn’t enough to deal with, a series of strange illnesses and murders devastate her small town, and co-worker Jessica Nelson insists Lexi can help.
According to Jessica, everyone is born with an inner energy called Essence. Only a select few, Amethysts, can control Essence and heal people. Jessica claims to be an Amethyst and asks Lexi to join her and a group of her friends as they track the murderers. Despite her personal plight, Lexi considers joining them.
Then again, Lexi discovers secrets run deep among Jessica’s friends. Not only do they have a hidden agenda, but they also harbor extraordinary abilities. And they have connections with the Ray-pacs – the sadistic killers who are preying on human Essence. Ultimately, Lexi must decide if life, not death, equals salvation. And if so, is she willing to make certain sacrifices and join her friends in eradicating the Ray-pacs?
Amethyst is the first novel in the Guardian series, a spellbinding, young adult, urban fantasy series. Book two, Linked, and book three, Dentelle, are also available.
2.) Flirts! Volume I: 4 Romantic Short Stories, by Lisa Scott (Contemporary Romance, Short Stories)
The first Flirts! volume is now free! See why readers say these are sexy, sweet, fun, must-reads. It’s one of many books from 2013 Holt Medallion Award of Merit winner, Lisa Scott, author of the Flirts! collections and Willowdale Romance series.
Flirts! 5 Romantic Short Stories features five contemporary romance shorts that stand alone, but also connect. It all ties up in a fab happy ending. (This is volume one of eight Flirts! volumes.)
Each story is 8,000 to 11,000 words in length or 53,000 words total. Perfect for your lunch break, workout, or kids’ sports practice.
The stories in this volume include:
“The Hot Girl’s Friend”
How can a plain Jane find love when her best friend is a curvy blond man magnet?
Jane usually busies herself during a night on the town, fending off the men lusting after her gorgeous friend Miranda. When Brady the bartender overhears her inspired, ludicrous excuses, he resolves to hook up Jane with his friends. But Jane would be quite happy with him. Pine along as Jane tries to find her own happily ever after.
“Wrong Place, Right Guy”
She’s in the wrong place at the wrong time. Can the guy who saves her be Mr. Right? Or will his past keep them apart?
When Kristen is jumped in a parking lot, Tony jumps in to save the day. While she thinks her hero could also be her heartthrob, Tony’s worried his past is reason to stay apart. Will the good guy get the girl in the end?
One night with a stranger…gets even stranger the next day.
Single, lonely Carly thinks the best way to handle her mother’s third wedding is by throwing her own bachelorette-party-for-one the night before. What’s the harm in her first one-night stand ever? She’ll find out the next day.
“Desperately Seeking Cupid”
Does she finally have the key for finding love?
Brianna has tried everything to find love—with no luck. So she’s turning to feng shui to bring romance to her world. Too bad the guy she’s after thinks its bunk. Will her formula for love work—or blow up in her face?
“Never Been Dumped”
It’s a relationship with an expiration date and it’s going to go bad.
Rachel hates breaking hearts. She’s never been dumped, and she’s tired of being the one to walk away. But a handsome stranger in town for the summer promises he’ll dump her after their summer fling. Will they be able to say goodbye?
Look for Lisa’s other collections: Beach Flirts!, Holiday Flirts!, Fairy Tale Flirts!, Wedding Flirts!, More Flirts!, Reunion Flirts!, Fairy Tale Flirts 2!, and Office Flirts! Look for Magic Flirts! in early 2014. Check out Lisa’s Willowdale Romance series including No Foolin’ and Man of the Month.
3.) The Proposal, A Perfect Match Series Book I, by Lily Zante (Romance, Novella)
Nadine Stefano is a high flying career woman. She has no time for relationships and having been recently promoted at work, she wants to make a good impression with her boss. At her sister’s bachelorette party Nadine meets Ethan who is one of the performers. She finds herself strangely drawn to him, despite her initial reservations.
A few weeks later, the company Nadine works for are holding their annual convention at a luxury hotel away from home. Not having a date to take with her, and wanting to present the image of a settled and happy woman in a relationship, Nadine resorts to calling Ethan at the escort agency and asking him along.
Theirs is a strong attraction, although there are various company politics and characters that stand in their way.
Will their meeting lead to love, despite seemingly different career
choices, or will Nadine dump Ethan in order to pursue her career goals?
4.) Cornerstone, Souls of the Stones: Book I, by Kelly Walker (Epic Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance)
When Emariya Warren learns enemy forces have captured her father, she’ll do anything to save him. Anything. Even marry a mysterious prince she knows nothing about in order to rally the strength to arrange a rescue. During her journey to Torian’s foreign castle, Emariya comes face to face with her mother’s killers–and a deadly secret.
Not only does Emariya possess a powerful but unexpected magical gift passed down through each of her families, the prince she’s promised to marry possesses a third, and an ominous prophecy has warned the three gifts must never be combined.
If she breaks her promise to marry Torian, she won’t be able to save her father and if she keeps it, she may bring a curse upon everything she holds dear. Determining which choice is best won’t be easy, but when she meets the gorgeous prince who may desire more than just her heart, she realizes she will have to fight just to have a choice at all.
Her heart wants him desperately. Her head begs her to run. If she doesn’t want to share her mother’s fate, she’ll have to find a way to untangle the truth from the lies in time to save herself.
Discover the heartbreaking betrayals, fascinating magic and fated love of Cornerstone.
5.) Bewitching the Werewolf, by Caroline Hanson (Paranormal, Fantasy, Short Story, Erotica)
When witch for hire, Megan Stephens, is assigned to help the local werewolf pack leader find a mate, she thinks the job will be easy. Get in, get him up and get gone. But when she meets Zack Connor, she realizes her future might have a lot more dog jokes in it than she ever imagined.
This is a short story– approximately 40 pages in length– and includes an excerpt from Love is Darkness, the first book in the Valerie Dearborn series.
**Please be aware that this book contains sex. And not in a fade-to-black-sort-of-way but an-OMG-that’s-in-public-sort-of-way**
6.) Alone, The Girl in the Box: Book I, by Robert J. Crane (Science Fiction, Supernatural, Young Adult)
Sienna Nealon was a 17 year-old girl who had been held prisoner in her own house by her mother for twelve years. Then one day her mother vanished, and Sienna woke up to find two strange men in her home. On the run, unsure of who to turn to and discovering she possesses mysterious powers, Sienna finds herself pursued by a shadowy agency known as the Directorate and hunted by a vicious, bloodthirsty psychopath named Wolfe, each of which is determined to capture her for their own purposes…
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Written by Herself, by Harriet Ann Jacobs (Non-Fiction, Autobiographical Narrative, Historical)
Harriet Ann Jacobs (1813-1897) was an American writer, who escaped from slavery and became an abolitionist speaker and reformer. Jacobs’ single work, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, published in 1861 under the pseudonym “Linda Brent”, was one of the first autobiographical narratives about the struggle for freedom by female slaves and an account of the sexual harassment and abuse they endured. The narrative was designed to appeal to middle class white Christian women in the North, focusing on the impact of slavery on women’s chastity and sexual virtues. Christian women could perceive how slavery was a temptation to masculine lusts and vice as well as to womanly virtues. Jacobs criticized the religion of the Southern United States as being un-Christian and as emphasizing the value of money (“If I am going to hell, bury my money with me,” says a particularly brutal and uneducated slaveholder). She described another slaveholder with, “He boasted the name and standing of a Christian, though Satan never had a truer follower.” Jacobs argued that these men were not exceptions to the general rule. Much of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl was devoted to the Jacobs’s struggle to free her two children after she escaped. Before that, Harriet spent seven years hiding in a tiny space built into her grandmother’s barn to see and hear the voices of her children. Jacobs changed the names of all characters in the novel, including her own, to conceal their true identities. The villainous slave owner “Dr. Flint” was based on Jacobs’s former master, Dr. James Norcom. Despite the publisher’s documents of authenticity, some critics attacked the narrative as based on false accounts. There was a reaction against the more horrific details of slave narratives, and some readers believed they could not be true.
Do any of these books interest you? Which ones did you download? 🙂