15 Freebies for #FridayReads!
Check out this week’s Amazon Kindle freebies!
Science fiction, fantasy, horror, even a free comic book.
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Note that some books may only be free on the date of this post, though others may be still be free on Saturday, Dec. 23 and onwards.
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|SAFE by Dawn Husted|
Compelling, fast-paced, and skillfully written, SAFE is a captivating dystopian novel with a "hold-on-to-your-seat climax.
|Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction|
|Poison and Mercy: A Girls' Adventure by E.C. Elvedeane|
Poison and Mercy d’Avalon, a pair of notorious adventuresses with a talent for the amoral and profitable sidelines in extortion, assassination, and every other vice imaginable (as well as quite a few others for good measure), are hired to eliminate a blackmail threat to a Very Important Person. It is task that seems simple enough, but it is one that is soon complicated by murder and the machinations of an implacable and remorseless enemy.
Poison and Mercy must endure one scandalous episode after another as their travels take them from London to Berlin to Cairo, and finally to a hidden pit of corruption buried beneath the blazing heart of the Empire’s capital.
|Genre: Steampunk Erotica|
|Waking Chaos by T.L. Callahan|
Wealth. Desire. Power. All could be yours in the Paldimori Games.
Lia Davies has buried the terror and guilt of her past under a life of quiet routine. When she becomes the target of vicious rumors her fragile peace is shattered and she makes a desperate decision to enter a mysterious game.
What should have been the solution to all of her problems turns into a deadly fight for her life.
Someone doesn’t want Lia to win the games. The only problem is trusting the one man who sparks her fury—and her passion—may be the only way to survive.
|Genre: Paranormal Fantasy|
|Ink Stains, Volume 6|
In life, we draw many lines — between good and evil, guilt and innocence, real and unreal, life and death.
And having drawn these lines, we cross them because humanity is curious, careless, devious, and, sometimes, downright wicked.
So what happens if you cross the line? Does it change you and what is waiting on the other side?
|Genre: Horror & Dark Fantasy|
|The Defender of Rebel Falls by Erik Christiansen|
The pen may be mightier than the sword, but William Whitehall knows which one feels better in his hand. As a librarian—a reluctant one—his reports catch the eyes of a powerful nobleman, who selects William for an important mission. As he faces danger after danger, he soon realizes that having the right weapon is one thing, but having the wits to use it is quite another. Because when he faces his ultimate challenge, it's more than just his own life at stake.
|Genre: Science Fantasy|
|In the Storm by Karen Metcalf|
Abandoned by the world around her, Carly believes she is fated to a life of torment at the hands of her stepfather and is desperate for an escape. When she can bear the abuse no longer and gives in to a thunderous rage, she suddenly finds herself in an unfamiliar, yet beautiful, storm world. This limbo between dimensions appears to be her private sanctuary, but it may just be her purgatory.
No one escapes fate without sacrifice, but is the price more than Carly is willing to pay?
|Genre: Young Adult Science Fantasy|
|The Amazing Adventures of Dave the Depressed Alcoholic Superhero by E.D. Wallace|
My name's Dave, and I'm special...
I don't mean special like I needed extra attention at school, I'm not retarded. I mean like special powers. I can do stuff like fly, throw fat people really far or knock a giraffe out.
You're probably thinking my life must be awesome, full of crazy adventures, fame, fortune and glamour. You'd be wrong. I have a desk job and live at home with my wife and parents. That's my entire loathsome life. The only thing that gets me through the day is knowing that I can have a drink or two.
|Genre: Science Fantasy|
|Undiscovered Country by J.M. Beal|
Rye Bartleby is a man who has made a career out of avoiding responsibility on two different colonial planets. When he runs into Addy Hallis on the street, he just can’t make himself walk away, even after he’s mistaken her for a saloon girl.
His life is getting ridiculously complicated, and everything is sideways, but he can’t seem to make himself regret it.
|Genre: Science Fiction Western|
|Doctor Who: Free Comic Book Day 2017|
The Doctor has only just started travelling with a new companion, Bill, a young human woman from present-day Earth – and we join them now at the start of an all-new adventure!
|Genre: Science Fiction Comic Book|
|Knight Prisoner by Mark J. Mitchell|
In 1470, in the great City of London, the great French poet, François Villon, was in trouble. He had a talent for it. Carted off to Newgate prison, he is thrown into the company of that master of English crime and prose, Sir Thomas Malory.
A hilarious romp through an alternative 15th century, where two great literary minds meet and pull off a jailbreak of legend.
|Genre: Alternative History / Fantasy|
|Hunger by Perrin Briar|
Lies aren’t just dangerous. They’re deadly.
John is a loving husband and father. He takes his daughter swimming every weekend. He tells her stories to coax her to sleep every night. He often buys his wife wine and bouquets of flowers… All to disguise the guilt.
John is secretly living two lives. And this time, it’s going to bite him on the ass. Literally.
|Genre: Sci-Fi Horror|
|Werecat: The Rearing by Andrew J. Peters|
For Jacks Dowd, a college senior who feels ungrounded from his family and life in general, an alcohol and sex-infused weekend in Montréal sounds like a pretty good escape. His Spring Break binge takes a detour when he meets Benoit, an admiring drifter with startling green eyes. A hook-up turns into a day, two days, and then a full week in Benoit's hostel, making love and scarfing down take-out food. But at the end of the week, Benoit demands that Jacks make an impossible choice: stay with him forever, or go back to college and never see him again.
Benoit springs on Jacks an unfathomable secret: he's a mythical creature, half man and half jungle panther. He traps Jacks in an abandoned cabin and performs an occult rite so they will be mated forever.
|Genre: LGBT Paranormal|
|Birthright by A.P. Jensen|
Jordan Parker becomes an obsession for William, a man who believes she is the only being on the planet that can save him.
When Jordan goes on the run, it culminates in a bloody massacre where Jordan is the sole survivor. This forces Mr. Parker, the father who abandoned her before she was born, to appear and bring her into his world— a world filled with magic, wonder and danger. Through him, Jordan will learn the secrets of her birthright, what makes her power special and why she has suddenly become a pawn in a deadly war for power.
|Genre: Paranormal Fantasy|
|Sun Dogs by Anthony Labriola|
These poems fly from Earth to Jupiter and back, but one can feel the sweat on the skin for the whole trip. Lenses, including those of our eyes, let the sky-watcher chart the trip of the time-traveler from beginning to end. We are all star-children, born into the universe, where we must wander from place to place and time to time in search of our own bliss.
|Genre: Sci-Fi Poetry|
|The Quest Begins by Skarlet Lu Realta|
When Louise uncovers a dark secret in an age-old Scottish castle, one that tore her from her mighty alchemist lover ‘Magus’ of an age long-past, her world shatters. Leaving the castle with a mysterious coded ring on her finger, she is catapulted headlong onto a thrilling deadly quest through a world of synchronistic supernatural magic to attempt to reunite with the Magus once more and complete what they once began.
As she begins to recall and write the alchemy of their epic story, the ceremonial temple blood magic that binds them is unleashed as are the story’s characters and events which uncannily come to life, leading her on an incredible trail through quantum time to come face to face with the terror that once tore them apart.
|Genre: Arthurian Fantasy|
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