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Linda Carroll-Bradd (linda_carroll-bradd) | 27 comments A Legend of Ireland By Linda Carroll-Bradd

A Legend of Ireland by Linda Carroll-Bradd
$.99
http://amzn.com/B00545LF3M

Newly arrived from Texas, illustrator Tara Henning is enthralled with the beautiful Irish countryside. Before she can put a pencil to her sketchpad, she must represent the American side of the family at a funeral and then fulfill an embarrassing family obligation. Horse breeder Keefe McMurray is intrigued by the American stranger, a blond beauty who stirs something inside him. He stays close by her side, guiding her through the country funeral and wake.

When Tara’s dreamings appear during the day and reveal confusing images, she suspects she’s affected by the mystical Emerald Isle. By carrying out her great-aunt’s wishes, Tara unknowingly replicates a long-standing family tradition. Will she acknowledge the McMurray legend and make a choice that links her future with Keefe’s?


message 2: by Karilyn (last edited Nov 07, 2014 12:15PM) (new)

Karilyn | 4 comments Magical Lover, the first book in the Draconia Tales trilogy, is on Amazon for $3.99.

Magical Lover (Draconia Tales, #1) by Karilyn Bentley
http://amzn.com/B005I63WW4

In a world where men can become dragons, Thoren is one of the most powerful. As a shape-shifting Draconi, Thoren wants nothing more than to continue searching for Halfling children and returning them to Draconia. The last thing he wants or needs is a mate—until he meets Keara, an outcast unaware of the power that lies within her.

Keara doesn't know what to make of Thoren or of the magic he practices. She learned early to keep her magic hidden—her witchy red hair and green eyes are burden enough. When Thoren offers his hand in place of a forced marriage with Lord Simon, Keara jumps at the chance to leave her town behind. But she fears Thoren will shun her when he discovers the truth about her abilities.
Can Thoren convince Keara she is his lifemate, or will her secret talent be the wedge that drives them apart?


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Karilyn | 4 comments Warrior Lover, the second book in the Draconia Tales trilogy, is currently on sale at Amazon for $4.61 (normally $5.99).

Warrior Lover (Draconia Tales, #2) by Karilyn Bentley
http://amzn.com/B00AU6VKGW

As a Watcher, a guardian warrior of the Draconi, Enar has never fit in with his kind. When he sees Lily--the ideal Watcher's woman--he instantly claims her, believing she will bring him the acceptance he craves. Falling in love with her was not part of his plan.

As her town's outcast, Lily wants nothing more than to escape. When Enar locks a necklace around her throat and declares she belongs to him, she jumps at the chance to leave. Her excitement soon becomes trepidation when Enar won't tell her what to expect in his world. But even her worry can't overcome her growing attraction to him.

Soon Lily learns what life as a Watcher's claim entails, and refuses to submit. To keep Lily, Enar must turn his back on everything he thought he wanted. Will he choose his people? Or the other half of his soul?


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Karilyn | 4 comments Dragon Lover, the third and last book of the Draconia Tales trilogy, is on sale at Amazon for $3.82 (normally $4.99).

Dragon Lover (Draconia Tales #3) by Karilyn Bentley
http://amzn.com/B00I26V1GQ

Predicted from birth to be mates, Aryana and Fafnir spent their youth running from each other and pursuing their own dreams. Aryana sought power and magic, while Fafnir escaped to explore other lands and to find a love not dictated by cryptic prophecy.

But after Fafnir is captured and magically locked in his dragon form, he returns to Draconia. Ashamed and broken, he hides his true identity from everyone, hoping Aryana will find a spell that will return him to his human self.

The last thing Aryana needs or wants is to find out her mate still lives--for a mated female cannot be a priestess, let alone the High Priestess. Yet his dragon's presence brings out her true abilities. When opposing dreams collide, will love be the victor?


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Maureen Bonatch | 2 comments That Magic Moment
That Magic Moment by Maureen L. Bonatch
Maureen L. Bonatch
$2.00 at Amazon: http://ow.ly/EdZDh
.99cents at The Wild Rose Press: http://ow.ly/Ee15Q

A novella

Can love cross the boundaries mortals have erected to reject all that cannot be explained?

As the last witch in the Turner line, Celeste doesn’t know if she’s finally found true love or if her grandma cast a love spell to continue the Turner line. Dane Johns is a man not easily forgotten, but that’s exactly what Celeste plans to do. Because he has one big flaw. He’s a mortal.

Dane Johns doesn’t know it but he’s under a spell, and Celeste Turner is the cure. Mysteriously healing his injury while captivating his heart, Dane is enchanted. Although once he discovers Celeste’s secret he must decide if he’s charmed enough to not only accept love into his life, but the world of magic.


message 6: by L.A. (last edited Mar 28, 2015 06:22AM) (new)

L.A. Kelley | 6 comments The Naughty List by L.A. Kelley

On sale for 99 cents on Amazon.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Naughty-List-L-...

This is not your typical yuletide tale.

Murder, mystical artifacts, an invisible demon with anger management issues, and an overbearing cupid—not what Rosalie Thatcher wished for on her Christmas list.

The holidays had always been a magical time for Rosalie, but not this year. Stephanie, her new manager at Penrose’s Department Store, is determined to make this season the most profitable in the store’s history, even if it sucks the life out of every employee. Introducing arbitrary rules and stealing the affections of Anthony, the cute temp Santa, were bad enough, but forcing Rosalie into the stupid elf hat was the worst. The worst, that is, until she meets a real E.L.F. (Elemental Life Form) named David and gets lassoed into a desperate hunt for the stolen Naughty and Nice List. Now all Rosalie and David must do is dodge a murderous invisible demon and recover the missing artifact before hellhounds track them down. The couple race against time for without the magical guidance of the Naughty and Nice List, the world will tumble toward eternal chaos.


message 7: by Lucian (last edited Feb 13, 2015 04:32AM) (new)

Lucian Bane | 12 comments The Scribbler Guardian

Octava Cover

Arks of Octava: The Scribbler Guardian, by bestselling author Lucian Bane
$3.99

This is a Fantasy Romance, the first in the Trilogy.

Synopsis:
Jeramiah Poe isn’t just any character in the Realm of Fiction; he is Muse Master—Destiny Diviner—Mysterious Miskriat. Being of neither the Traditional Genre Provinces nor Independent, Poe enjoys an eternal lease on life, so long as his Scribbler keeps him out of publication.

Poe meets Kane, a seven-year-old boy from the Independent Horror Province, where he learns ancient codes are being broken and the horror that should be an act, is real.

But the evil clutching Octava is not new and Seven Arks have been sent to Earth to stop it.

Only something has gone wrong and Poe is commissioned as the 8th Ark of Octava to discover what has become of the Seven.

But his passage to Earth comes with revelations he's not prepared for. Not only does his Scribbler not know of his existence, he's a she that his human form seems allergic to.

Poe soon realizes that with each Ark he locates, his powers grow along with his feelings for the Scribbler. And the enemy will try and use both to gain control of the two realms.

Excerpt:
“Mr. Poe?” Poe turned abruptly at the worried sound of Kane’s voice, and panicked at seeing his body had gone translucent. “I have to go now, Mr. Poe.”

“What’s wrong?” Poe reached for him and his hands passed through the boy. “Kane! Are you dying in your story?”

“I have to get back Mr. Poe. They’re coming now.”

“Why are you crying? You’ll come back first chance. I’ll be here. Do you know the name of your story, Kane?”

“I’m scared, Mr. Poe.”

The real fear in the boy’s voice alarmed him and before he could ask anything else, he was gone. A flash of panic sent Poe shooting into the air and out of the bog, aiming for Octava’s Athenaeum. He landed too quickly and went sprawling for several feet before bounding up and running up the hundred flight stairs of the realm’s library. Poe flashed his credentials as he walked in and the head Athenaeum Officer nodded. He didn’t have time to fiddle with the intricate Library’s search program and found instead the Librarian. “I need help locating a story, it’s direly important.”

The woman turned ever so slowly, her curt expression matching her pristine white dress-suit—the Athenaeum’s dress code. “Genre?”

“Horror,” he shot out.

She raised a brow for more information and Poe shook his head. “I don’t know, search them all.”
Her painful pace indicated the necessity of speed one never needed in Octava. “Do you happen to have a title?”

“No.”

She shook her head with raised brows at the screen. “There are thousands here. We could be here all day and evening.” But her tone indicated that was quite fine, she had nothing better to do.

“Kane!” Poe forgot he could search by name in the cast.

“There’s a character named Kane in it.”

“Last name?”

“Not sure, I don’t think so, I think it’s his first.”

“I mean do you have a last name.”

“No, I don’t.” Poe wanted to strangle himself for not getting something so simple all this time.

“Traditional or non?”

“I don’t know,” Poe gasped.

The woman eyed Poe with confused concern before fluttering her fingers over the glass surface of the screen. “I find four possible matches.”

“The boy is seven. Look for a seven-year-old.”

“Ah. Sons of Insurrection. Has to be that one. It’s Independent and an SG. Paranormal Horror.”

“Coordinates,” Poe begged, trying not to yell.

He ran out the second she gave the information and took to the air upon exiting the building, barely missing several security officials in winged flight. Within five minutes, he landed at the story set. A dingy, rundown hospital with a dilapidation befitting the best of any horror story. The energy in the air sent a sensation through Poe that drew tiny bumps to the surface of his skin and a tingling along his spine.
Octava’s laws forbid anybody to barge right into a Story and so Poe had to carefully study the set around him. Spotting a lower window at the very bottom of the building, he hurried to it, remembering Kane’s comment about his playhouse under the stairs. Lowering to the ground he peered through the darkness. Nothing. Poe listened, closing his eyes, fighting to connect with the energy inside the insidious place.


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Rainer Süss | 2 comments Hi, I'm Rainer. I used to be a research metallurgist in South Africa, but now I live in New Zealand and at the moment I'm just doing what I love more - reading and writing! I'm mostly into sci-fi, fantasy and horror. I've just published PAWNS OF HEAVEN, a 1,000-page speculative fiction page-turner, and for this week only (till 3/7/2015) you can get it for 99c.
http://www.amazon.com/Rainer-S%C3%BCs...
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/pawns...
https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebo...
Visit my website for more about me and my books.
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Joe Canzano (joecanzano) | 2 comments Magno Girl
Can superhero Magno Girl stop an evil pizza overlord from ruling the earth? Maybe. Can she get her mom to stop giving her advice about finding a “respectable guy,” having kids, and moving to the suburbs? No chance.

“A deftly crafted and unique story populated with memorable characters and a wealth of unexpected twists and turns, "Magno Girl" by Joe Canzano is a fun read from beginning to end.” – Midwest Book Review

**THIS BOOK CONTAINS ABSURD HUMOR, PROFANITY, AND ADULT SITUATIONS***

The e-book is currently 99 cents on Kindle:
http://www.amazon.com/Magno-Girl-Joe-...

Here is a complete list of retailers where you can also find it for 99 cents:
http://www.happyjoe.net/promo.html


message 10: by Chrys (last edited Aug 20, 2015 01:00PM) (new)

Chrys Fey (chrysfey) Witch of Death

Witch of Death by Chrys Fey


Title: Witch of Death
Genre: Fantasy-Romance
Page Count: 37
Price: $0.99


Blurb:

Detective Reid Sanders doesn’t believe in the supernatural, but when he’s faced with a crime scene that defies the laws of nature, he has no other choice but to start believing. And solving a magical murder involves working with a witch.

Liberty Sawyer embodies the look of your classic evil witch, so, it’s no surprise when she uncovers the murderer is a witch that she becomes Reid’s number one suspect. If she can’t convince him otherwise, more people could lose their lives to dark magic, including her.

Amazon US: http://amzn.com/B00WDI6BQE
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00WDI6BQE


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Ghost of Death

Ghost of Death by Chrys Fey


Title: Ghost of Death
Genre: Fantasy-mystery
Page Count: 35
Price: $0.99


Blurb:

Jolie Montgomery, a twenty-one-year-old woman, wakes up in an alley next to her corpse. She has no memories of her murder or the night she died. She didn’t even see the killer’s face before he or she took her life. Wanting justice, Jolie seeks answers in the only way a ghost can...by stalking the lead detective on the case.

Avrianna Heavenborn is determined to find the person responsible for a young woman’s death. She gets closer to the killer’s identity with every clue she uncovers, and Jolie is with her every step of the way.

But if they don’t solve her murder soon, Jolie will be an earth-bound spirit forever.

Amazon US: http://amzn.com/B00V5B46I0
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00V5B46I0


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Vivette (vivettehauser) | 2 comments Title: Celtic Forest
Genre: Fantasy
Page Count: 212
Price: $2.99

Celtic Forest

Blurb:
Between slavery and freedom...
...lies hope and the faith to cast off your shackles.

Cut adrift by his sister's death, the young warrior Lugus races to warn the Council of the Wise: the leaves in Celtic Forest are about to fall, exposing Lugus and his people to the threat of slavery under the Noxen rule. Thrown together with a maiden with no memory, he has to fight his own disillusionment to rally the Celts before they destroy themselves.

And as they fall to your feet...
...look at the world crumbling around you.

Change is upon more than just Celtic Forest. A slave boy breaks his bonds to stumble upon a pocket of resistance hidden in the mists of Farnir. As the Celts stir, the Noxen kingdom itself is crumbling from within. Winding through a finely spun net of intrigues the slave lords, military and senate are moving to seize the power of the complacent royal family for themselves.

The players are assuming their positions...
...where will they stand when Celtic Forest crumbles?

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KOAMKCM/
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00KOAMKCM/


message 12: by Megan (last edited Oct 06, 2015 11:49AM) (new)

Megan (mdentnagle) Title: Azurite
Genre: Fantasy
Page count: 448
Price: $1.99 (on promo for 99¢ until 10/16/15)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00U...

Azurite by Megan Dent Nagle

Blurb:
There is magic in the earth.
It is a volatile force, forged from the energy of our planet’s birth and instilled into the spirit of every living being. It is what binds the world together–constant and unchanging, simply existing, unable to be created or destroyed.
Our progenitors named it Ithillium.
In the beginning, there were those who could maneuver Ithillium–sorcerers who Bonded to it. Used it. But now their legacy only survives by the grace of their legends. There are those who believe sorcerers still exist, but fear of persecution subdues them into silence.
And there are those, the anomalies, who are ignorant to the truth, but by their very existence prove what should have been told from the beginning. The last heir to the Samarian throne, Zora Winnser, is one of these people.
Resented by her Queen mother and denied her right of ascension by an archaic law, Zora is exiled to Cara, the southern most country in the Realm. It is these trials, and the appearance of an unlikely companion, that forces Zora to face the truth about herself, her abilities, and the world as she knows it.
Back home, an ancient foe looms on Samaria’s horizon, threatening to exploit the very heart of their wealth–the mines. Embittered with secrets of her own, Queen Evangeline foolishly leads Samaria into certain demise, through a war they cannot win. Throughout the country mutiny is unleashed, loyalties are tested, and all faith in Evangeline is lost.
In order to combat the evil invading her country, Zora must embrace her new identity as a wielder of Ithillium. But in a world where history is rewritten to accommodate an ideal, where lies become truth and truth become lies, will her country accept her back for what she was? Or hate her for what she has become.

Enjoy!
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