15 Freebies for #FridayReads!
Check out this week’s Amazon Kindle freebies!
You’re going to want to stock up on some great reads this weekend and batten down for the cold weather ahead. We’ve fantasy, science fiction, horror, and comic books this week, plus some great humorous reads for fans of dark fiction and satire.
Click on the covers to download from Amazon’s Kindle Store, and enjoy your free read!
Note that some books may only be free on the date of this post, though others may be still be free on Saturday, Jan. 6th and onwards.
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|Poison & Mercy: A Girls' Adventure by E.C. Elvedeane|
A bawdy and fun Steampunk adventure, Poison and Mercy is an alternative history Steampunk spoof that evokes the underground erotica of the Victorian era.
Mature audiences only!
|Genre: Steampunk Erotica|
|The Dark Huntsman by Jessica Aspen |
An evil queen, a dangerous man, and a witch, tangled together in a tale of Snow White... Desperate to save the last of her family from the murderous Faery Queen, Trina Mac Elvy weaves a spell of entrapment. But instead of a common soldier, the queen has released the Dark Huntsman, a full blooded fae with lethal powers.
|Genre: Romantic Fantasy|
|Witchlight by J.S. Watts |
Holly has been mortal all her life. Now at thirty-eight, her fairy godfather arrives to tell her she’s a witch, and suddenly she's having to come to terms with the uncertainties of an alarmingly magic-fuelled world. Magic is not like it is in the books and films.
As a new romance blooms, appearances become magically deceptive, and Holly can’t afford to trust those closest to her, including herself. Old Magic is on the hunt.
|The Ghost Files by Apryl Baker |
Cherry blossom lipstick: check
Smokey eyes: check
Skinny jeans: check
Dead kid in the mirror: check
|Genre: Occult Horror|
|Ordinary Boy by Stacey Longo |
My name is Curtis Price. Until my extraordinary death, I live an ordinary life in the poor side of town in Osprey Falls, Maine, with my mother and older sister. I am the boy that nobody sees, ignored in the shadows of the hallway.
It is not until my stepfather shoots me that I am finally—finally—noticed.
Before I meet my untimely end, let me start at the beginning.
|Genre: Young Adult|
|Assassin's Creed, Free Comic Book Day 2016 |
Enter the shadowy world of the Assassins and Templars, two feuding factions who have battled over the centuries to decide the course of humanity! TWO all-new short stories, written and illustrated by the creative teams of the regular comics, highlight a shocking event in the life of new Assassin Charlotte de la Cruz, and reveal the true extent of the mysterious Templar Black Cross's terrifying skills!
|Genre: Comic Book|
|Ink Stains 2, A Dark Fiction Literary Anthology |
Trust. Sometimes it is freely given. Other times it is hard-earned. Either way, it’s is a fragile thing. Give it to the wrong person, and it just might cost your life.
From random encounters with strangers in the night to lovers turned enemies, no matter what the relationship, sometimes actions have fatal consequences.
|Genre: Horror Anthology|
|The Last Praetorian by Mike Smith |
Commander Jonathan Radec is a man desperately trying to escape from the mistakes of his past.
Now the owner of Vanguard Shipping, his primary concerns are trying to keep his ships flying and his crew alive. However, the shadowy Syndicate organisation has set their sights on the Commander and his business, having sent a beautiful assassin to kill him. To make matters worse, she’s become the target of his infatuation, much to the dismay of his ex-girlfriend.
|Genre: Science Fiction|
|Wormfood Island by Ken La Salle |
You thought zombies could just eat you…
Wormfood Island is the story of a family on the verge of collapse. When they win a trip to a hedonism resort out of the country, Kevin Miller hopes this is the chance they need to save their marriage. But instead, they find themselves quickly facing a quest for survival against an infestation of parasitic worms that cause the infected to gain monstrous sexual appetites…which quickly turns to an appetite for living flesh.
|Genre: Humorous Horror|
|Doctor Who: Three Doctors Comic Book |
Take a blistering trip through time and space with three stunning short stories featuring Tenth Doctor, Eleventh Doctor and the Twelfth Doctor by the ongoing Doctor Who creative teams. It's an unmissable read for fans, and the perfect primer for anyone looking to jump on board the TARDIS!
|Genre: Comic Book|
|A Darker Moon by J.S. Watts |
What if your death would save humanity? What decision would you make?
In this dark mythological fantasy, Abe Finchley is a damaged man, an orphan with no roots and no family ties. When he finally meets the woman he has been looking for all his life, he finds not just love and passion, but a dark and violent family history that spans generations into humanity’s deepest past.
|Genre: Dark Fantasy|
|Among Wolves by R.A. Hakok |
There's only one place left that’s safe.
It’s the last place you should be.
Gabriel remembers the Last Day. He and Mags had been on a tour of the White House with the rest of Miss Kimble’s first-graders when it happened. They fled with the President to a long-abandoned bunker, even as the first of the bombs began to fall.
Ten years have passed, and now Gabriel is almost grown. He still lives deep inside the mountain, waiting for the world to thaw. But outside the storms continue to rage, and supplies are running low. The President says it will be okay, because they are the Chosen Ones. But Gabriel isn’t so sure. Gabriel’s their scavenger, and he’s seen what it’s like out there.
|Genre: Young Adult Dystopian|
|Shadow of the Sun by Laura Kreitzer |
Gabriella’s past is a mystery, but that never stopped her from achieving her goals. As a Supernatural Specialist, and far more intelligent than anyone her age, she was always ignored by her peers. Because of the isolation she always felt, she put her life and soul into her job. Being a Supernatural Specialist hasn’t given her the divine intervention she always longed for, until one day a shipment arrives from Italy containing three dead bodies with an uncanny ability to regenerate. Gabriella is frightened and intrigued, but not as scared as she becomes when a dark creature attacks her.
|Genre: Young Adult Fantasy|
|Trouble Brewing by Paul Abercrombie |
With the help of his buddy, John, Preston scores a gig at the same struggling Tampa microbrewery where John and wunderkind brewer Waldie work. Preston soon replaces Waldie as brewmaster and devises a secret scheme to use the job to pry loose $5 million of his father’s inheritance.
His plan appears to hit a snag when, early one morning, Preston discovers a brewery security guard accidentally ground into hamburger by the milling machine. However, Preston’s not going to let this mishap derail things. He calls the one person he knows will help...
|Genre: Dark Comedy Crime Thriller|
|Beware the Hawk by A.J. O'Connell |
Sure, being a courier for a secret, possibly terrorist society has its risks, but the pay was worth it.
At least I thought it was until I was ordered to make a late-night run to Boston to meet an opium-addicted, vodka-addled contact, who blows the deal. Now I am being hunted as I hobble, injured through the streets of Beantown.
When I discover a planted gun and my new assignment, I wonder if perhaps I made a bad career choice.
|Genre: Noir Satire|
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