Discover Indies on Free Book Friday

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Starting off my first A-to-Z Challenge Free Book Friday, D is for discovery, and while I can’t tell you yet all the forms that will take (mainly because at this precise moment, I don’t know), this morning it has a dual meaning. It’s part of the title, sure, but you also might discover an indie author you’re glad you found. Now wish me luck for F on Monday, because “Free Book Friday” would have covered it.

Want more free books? Just hit the “Free Book Friday” category on the sidebar. And you can also sign up for my newsletter if you so desire (I feel like I’m really delinquent on the Ds).

Seeds of Discovery: Dusk Gate Chronicles by Breeana Puttroff. FREE from Smashwords.com
When Quinn Robbins becomes intrigued with the odd behavior of a classmate, she stumbles upon an old mystery that takes her to a world she never knew existed, but that she might have hidden connections to.

Watch for the Stone and Silt

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A young girl tries to solve a murder to save her father in this coming-of-age mystery. Maybe, if there’s a sequel in the works, she can solve the mystery of what happened to spring.


Stone and Silt by Harvey Chute. Amazon for $4.99. A ruthless murder and a stolen shipment of gold.

At school, sixteen-year-old Nikaia Wales endures the taunts of bullies who call her a “half-breed.” At home, she worries about how her family will react if she reveals her growing feelings for the quiet boy next door.

Those are soon the least of her troubles. Nikaia discovers a hidden cache of gold, and when police find a corpse nearby, her father becomes a suspect. Worse, Elias Doyle is circling, hungry to avenge his brother’s death.

Nikaia desperately searches for clues to save her father. In her quest to find the killer, she learns about the power of family, friendship, and young love.

At Amazon, the Book Buys You

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OK, that’s not entirely accurate. Or remotely accurate, but I couldn’t resist the joke.

Normally, about now I’d be telling you about a book you can buy from Amazon, but today I figured I’d flip that. I don’t know if you know, but Amazon will buy your books as well. It’s like a big, natural circle of reading. Amazon pays for shipping, so it won’t cost you anything. Current best-sellers are probably your best bet, but at least that takes some of the guilt out of buying a full-priced new book.

And it’s not just for books, either. You can trade in movies, video games and other things, and get an Amazon gift card in exchange. When I logged in, it even told me what some things I’d bought from Amazon were worth, which is nice to know, not that I’m parting with my Zumba World Party, which is the most fun game ever, but I digress.

So you can use books to feed your reading habit. It’s beautiful, in a way.

Anyway, thus concludes this public service announcement.

 

 

 

Put Down Some Witchy Roots

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I’m having one of those days when I wish I had a little bit of real-world magic. Well, at least we know there is one place we can always find it, even if, for now, it’s only electronic words on an electronic page.

Someday.

Well, probably not. But you might as well read this in the meanwhile.


Roots (Witchbound Book One) by Kelbian Noel. Amazon for $0.99. Roots (formerly Elemental) is the 2nd Edition of Book One of the Witchbound Series.

If you’ve purchased a copy of the 1st Edition and would like an updated copy, please contact me on my website or Goodreads.

Seventeen-year-old Baltimore Land just wants to be normal, but magic has other plans.

I don’t consider myself a witch, that’s my parents’ thing. I’ve never really believed in magic either. Sure, I tried it a few times. Fell for the whole “magic happens” thing. But it didn’t happen to me. No amount of rhyming stopped my parents from moving me halfway across the country. Not one spell stopped me from being labeled the town freak.

And worst of all, no matter how many times I begged the Universe to bring my twin back, I was ignored. Until now.

He’s back all right. And in a magical bind of his own. Not the magic-won’t-work-for-me kind either. In fact, it’s working a little too well. Too dark. Too deep.

It turns out our entire family’s magical roots run just as deep and my brother didn’t end up where he is by accident. So I’m going to help him. But magic isn’t really on my side. Nope. Once I finally get the craft under control, I’m expected to abandon the one person in the world who’s closest to me, just to save myself.

*******Check out the book trailer on the author’s Amazon page!*******

Saving Yesterday Today

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Time is a funny thing. It’s so intangible and yet creates a completely impenetrable barrier. Except when it comes to fiction, of course. Then all hands are off the clock.


Saving Yesterday (TimeShifters) by Jessica Keller. Amazon for $3.99. Her blood holds secrets she never knew existed.

Despite the fact that she acts as a parent to her alcoholic father, Gabby Creed feels pretty normal. But her life is turned upside-down on her seventeenth birthday when a bracelet appears on her wrist and sucks her back through time.

Turns out she’s not even a little bit normal. She’s a Shifter—a protector of humans and of history itself. And she’s not alone. The other Shifters believe Gabby is special, even more special than the mysterious Michael Pace. Oh, and the Shades—seriously creepy creatures who feed off of human despair—are determined to capture her.

It’s all a lot to absorb. So Gabby’s grateful to have Michael as her Trainer—or she would be if she could get her rebellious heart under control. Then again, if the rumors about her blood are true, saving yesterday will be the least of her worries.

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Today will be a day of doing something different, at least as far as the books are concerned. We might as well mix it up, right?

This morning’s book isn’t a book, but a compilation of books, each the first in its own young adult fantasy series. And the whole thing is only $0.99. Now that’s an offer that’s out of this world (sorry. I really couldn’t help myself. I think it’s the lack of caffeine).


Faery Worlds – Six Bestselling Fantasy Novels
by Elle Casey, J.L. Bryan, Tara Maya, Anthea Sharp, Jenna Elizabeth Johnson, and Alexia Purdy. Amazon for $0.99.

*ON SALE for a limited time only!*

A stunning sampler collection featuring the first books in six fan-favorite series by six bestselling, award-winning fantasy authors! Discover the many worlds of Faerie in these novels filled with adventure, love, and – of course – Fae Magic. NOTE: Together, these books have over 570 5-star reviews on Amazon!
(Best for readers 14 and up)

THE UNFINISHED SONG (Book One): INITIATE – TARA MAYA
Dindi longs to become a Tavaedi, one of the powerful warrior-dancers who secret magics are revealed only to those who pass a mysterious Initiation. The problem? No-one in Dindi’s clan has ever passed the Test. But Dindi has a plan.

WAR OF THE FAE: BOOK 1 (THE CHANGELINGS) – ELLE CASEY
Jayne Sparks, a potty-mouthed, rebellious seventeen-year-old, and her best friend, shy and bookish Tony Green, have a typical high school existence – until, along with a group of runaway teens, they are hijacked and sent into a forest where nothing is as it seems. Who will emerge triumphant? And what will they be when they do?

FAIRY METAL THUNDER – JL BRYAN
A teenage garage band steals instruments from the fairy world and begins enchanting crowds, but their shortcut to success soon turns them into enemies of the treacherous Queen Mab.

FEYLAND: THE DARK REALM – ANTHEA SHARP
Faeries. Computer games. When realms collide, a hero from the wrong side of the tracks and the rich girl he’s afraid to love must risk everything to defeat the dangerous fey.
What if a high-tech computer game was a gateway to the perilous Realm of Faerie…

FAELOREHN – JENNA ELIZABETH JOHNSON
Meghan has been strange her entire life: her eyes change color and she sees and hears things no one else can. When the visions get worse, she is convinced she has finally gone crazy. That is, until the mysterious Cade shows up with an explanation of his own.

EVER SHADE (A DARK FAERIE TALE #1) – ALEXIA PURDY
A dark twist on faeries. For Shade, a chance meeting with a powerful Teleen Faery warrior who wields electrical currents and blue fires along his skin, has her joining him on a treacherous mission for the good Seelie Faerie Court across the land of Faerie. Magic and malice abound and nothing is what it appears to be.

Have a Goblin Brothers Adventure

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Probably better categorized as Middle Grade/Readers of All Ages than Young Adult, Lindsay Buroker’s charming tale of two goblins out to seek glory is completely steeped in humor. Goblins don’t always have to be scary. Apparently, they can also be brave.

And hilarious.

The Goblin Brothers Adventures Vol. 1 by Lindsay Buroker. $0.99 from Smashwords.com
They’re short, they’re scrawny, and they’re green, but they want to be heroes. The problem? Goblins are supposed to fish and forage, not hunt down and challenge villains. This doesn’t daunt Malagach and Gortok. Armed with their wits, their stolen (er, borrowed) books, and their scavenged tools, they mean to rid their mountain home of evil. Or get in lots of trouble trying…