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Grab some free Fantasy and Horror reads for the weekend ahead!
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Fantasy Friday Freebies
|Battle for Elt: The Taking of the Wizard Bearer by A.C. Hutchinson|
When Cassandra Delamare, a young woman capable of giving birth to a wizard, is taken during the night by those working for an evil tyrant, a rescue attempt begins. But as Cassandra, the so-called wizard bearer, is taken further from home, a deeper plot unfolds, connecting people from across the land of Elt. From magical wizards to a long-forgotten witch, warring kings to a common whore, a despairing queen to a lowly servant girl, the ripples of the wizard bearer's taking are felt far and wide.
|Genre: Dark Fantasy|
|In the Service of the Boyar by Jason Graff|
In the land of the Boyar, a boy will fall in love and become much more than a man.
In this fantasy romance for all ages, a boy catches a glimpse of Fifika, as he flees with his family from danger, traveling with his clan with haste to the lands of the boyar, a mysterious benefactor. Smitten, the boy becomes her playmate there in the Carpathians where the boyar resides and whose hillsides are filled with enchanted beasts. The boyar assures the clan that the beasts are harmless unless provoked, but some of the members are not so sure.
When tragedy visits Fifika’s family, the boyar invites her and the boy into his castle to learn from his English tutor, a lazy and fearful man. The boy, now almost a man, falls deeply in love under Fifika’s tutelage.
When he finally learns Fifika’s secret, he must choose between his family and the only life he knows and the uncertain dangers of life with her in the mountainous lands of the boyar with a very different kind of family.
|Genre: Young Adult Fantasy|
|Curse Breaker: Enchanted by Melinda Kucsera|
Evil rises in the enchanted forest. One untrained mage and his son must stop it if they can.
Start No Fires. Carry No Weapons. Do No Harm.
Those three rules safeguarded countless travelers through the enchanted forest—until they didn’t. One boy’s murder ripped open a gateway allowing evil to enter. Now no one is safe from corruption.
Enchanted trees take Sarn to where the forest failed to uphold its rules. He vows to find out the truth no matter what the cost. But his gift is untrained and finding answers won’t be easy.
When Sarn’s masters demand he abandon the quest, he faces an impossible choice—doom the ghost whose murder endangers his son or die from the backlash of breaking his word. With the odds stacked against him, can Sarn fix anything or will all be lost?
|Genre: Epic Fantasy|
|City of Blaze by .O. Charles|
The city is failing and no one else can see it. Its soldiers exploit the castle's servants, confident that deadly wielders have been exterminated; wars are fought to encourage otherwise absent mortality; countless people suffer from the terrible pangs of nalka, the hunger for intimacy; and all the while its king concerns himself with choosing which of his disappointing concubines to execute next.
The duty falls upon the king's son, Kahr Morghiad of House Sete'an, to restore the city's strength and the army's purpose. In his attempts to right these wrongs, he uncovers darker horrors and encounters a woman with forbidden powers - a woman who could be his greatest ally or his greatest threat.
|Genre: Epic Fantasy|
|A Dance of Dragons by Kaitlyn Davis|
In the land of Ourthuro, cruelty is a way of life. The king rules with an iron fist and no one dare defy him--no one except his daughter. Princess Leena is keeping a dangerous secret, she has fallen in love with a soldier and it would mean both of their lives if her father ever discovered their affair.
But Leena will risk it all to be with the man she loves--her heart, her life, her freedom. And when her brother's birthday celebration takes a dangerous turn, Leena is forced to make a decision that will change the fate of her nation and eventually the world.
|Genre: Epic Fantasy|
|Witchmark by Meredith Medina|
Everyone has to start somewhere, unfortunately for me, my story starts in England, and a witchfinder has come to town. Usually when accusations of witchcraft fly around, the accused are just regular women, but sometimes they get it right... and this time we can't run away.
They've taken everything away from me, and now I'm all alone with nothing but my memories to keep me company, and my thirst for revenge to keep me warm.
|Genre: Urban Fantasy Short|
Fright Night Friday Freebies
|Ink Stains, Volume 3|
The past has a horrible habit of haunting us all.
Sometimes it surfaces in regret and a lifetime of what ifs. Sometimes, it is horrors made real in other-worldly beings hell-bent on revenge for wrong-doings.
Join authors Diane Arrelle, Marc E. Fitch, Andrea Hansell, Ann Liska, Derek Muk, Olga Munroe, Clint Orr, Terry Sanville, Kristi Petersen Schoonover, and K.W. Taylor as they explore the darkest deeds that keep us up at night, the past that cannot be undone, and the heavy chains these ghosts trap us in. This collection of literary tales gives life to ghosts, both real and imaginary, and all the sins of the past that haunt us in the present.
From grieving, betrayed lovers to guilt-born demons, those that haunt the characters in these stories crafted by our authors bring pain, heartache, stunning revelations, and a stark reminder that the past will never die.
|Genre: Horror Anthology|
|The Tale of Storm Raven by Steph Minns|
Nick, a London musician and bookstore manager, falls for a goth beauty he meets online. However, Suzy has a problem. No one believes a ghost is gradually taking over Suzy’s life, until Nick and his friend Zac start to investigate. But is it too late though for Suzy, who is gradually spiraling into a sordid decline?
|Genre: Horror Short|
|Madeline by Craig McGray|
A shed full of macabre secrets... A wife gone crazy...A nine-year-old girl that must die.
Jonah fights for his life while trying to stop his deranged wife from killing their daughter in the name of the Lord.
Sometimes, the Devil truly is in the details.
|Genre: Horror Short|
|Greatest Ghost and Horror Stories Ever Written|
If you were looking for the Holy Bible of the horror anthologies, consider yourself lucky, because you just found it!
Cosmic horror, supernatural events, ghost stories, weird fiction, mystical fantasies, occult narratives, this book plunges you into dark domains and brings you face to face with surreal monstrosities.
This third volume of “The Greatest Ghost and Horror Stories Ever Written” features 30 stories by an all-star cast, including Ambrose Bierce, Algernon Blackwood, Robert W. Chambers, M. R. James, H. P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, W. F. Harvey, Sheridan Le Fanu, E. T. A. Hoffmann, O. Henry, Edith Nesbit, Charles Dickens, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and A. M. Burrage, among many others!
|Genre: Classic Horror Anthology|
|Z-MINUS I by Perrin Briar|
Once infected, the virus shuts down organs, kills nerve impulses and even reprograms the way we think. The virus becomes us.
But the process takes eight hours.
If you only had eight hours left to live, what would you do?
For Chris Smith, that decision has been made for him. He’s infected, and returns home to find the rest of his family undead or missing, save his youngest daughter Maisie. He’s never been much of a father, but can he make up for it now in the final few hours of his life and find somewhere safe for her to survive?
|Genre: Zombie Horror|
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