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Free & Cheap Reads, 12/27/14: Fantasy, Fairies, Paranormal Romance & More

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The only thing we love more than a good book is a free or marked down good book. So, grab your mug and your blankie, and help yourself to some of these fine reads.

Tongues Of Angels Julia Park TraceyThis first one combines steamy romance, a conflicted priest, and intrigue. In other words – it’s perfect couch reading. Tongues Of Angels by Julia Park Tracey – $0.99 now through the end of January

“A Catholic priest with questions. A penitent woman with a secret past. A jealous friend. The fourth in this lover’s knot? God.

Father Rob Souza faces the forbidden desire of his own heart when Jessica, victim of a brutal assault, comes for counseling. Rob’s best friend, Lawrence, is a priest with an artistic temperament and trials of his own. A Greek chorus of gossiping priests, and church politics riddled with suspicion and battling for souls, force Lawrence, Rob and Jessica to make choices they didn’t intend.

Tongues of Angels offers a peek behind the curtain of the priesthood, offering a funny, poignant look at Catholic angst and ambiguity. Based on a true story, Tongues of Angels is a canny, warm and surprisingly spiritual novel for our time. Now back in print for the 10th Anniversary Edition, through Indie-Visible Ink.”

Arrow Of The Mist Christina MercerIf you like Celtic-inspired fantasy and love herbal lore, check out Arrow Of The Mist by Christina Mercer, currently $0.99.

“Terror strikes the kingdom of Nemetona when barbed roots breach the veil of a forbidden land and poison woodsmen, including 15-year-old Lia’s beloved father. Lia and three others embark on a quest to the forbidden land of Brume to gather ingredients for the cure. But after her elder kinsman is attacked and poisoned, she and her cousin, Wynn, are forced to finish the quest on their own.

Lia relies on her powerful herbal wisdom and the memorized pages of her late grandmother’s Grimoire for guidance through a land of soul-hungry shades, trickster creatures, and uncovered truths about the origin of Brume and her family’s unexpected ties to it. The deeper they trek into the land, the stronger Lia’s untapped gift as a tree mage unfolds. When she discovers the enchanted root’s maker, it forces her to question everything about who she is and what is her destiny. Ultimately, she must make a terrible choice: keep fighting to save her father and the people of the lands or join with the power behind the deadly roots to help nature start anew.”

Quickbane Chelsea StarlingIf you enjoy fairy-like tales and epic adventure, try Quickbane by Chelsea Starling – it’s the first in the Vale Chronicles series. FREE right now through Sunday.

“Jesobel Vine wants nothing more than to be a typical Pyxian teenager. She wants to ride her horse, Firefly, shoot her bow, and fall in love with her dreamy best friend, Glyn. But Jesobel is marked not only as the future Royal Starkeeper of Pyxis, but as the Heart of Azimuth—the one to lead her people back to their lost realm—a burden too dangerous for daydreams. As Jesobel struggles to accept her destiny, reluctantly studying mystic magic, she becomes doubtful she will ever be worthy to rule. And when her fiery temper enrages the daemon-possessed Starkeeper of Equuleus with a hex-gone-wrong —igniting an orphic war—Jesobel must find a way to alter the global disaster foretold by a celestial legend.”

Michael Richan Bank Of The RiverOr how about a supernatural thriller about a father and son who battle evil? The Bank Of The River by Michael Richan is $0.99 now through the holidays.

Steven is anticipating a quiet sabbatical at a new home. Recently divorced and with a son in college, he should have plenty of time to himself. Instead, he’s kept up at night by strange knockings – a series of four raps, a pause, and then another four. They arrive every night at the same time.

Steven is determined to find a rational explanation. When the knockings progress to strange apparitions, Steven believes he must have a brain tumor.

His father, Roy, recognizes the problems in Steven’s home because he’s seen them before. Roy has “the gift,” and can enter a place called The River, where he can see things others cannot. In The River, Roy discovers there are far more sinister forces at work in Steven’s home than just ghosts.

Steven shares Roy’s ability, but is skeptical of it. When the apparitions intensify and attack, Steven is forced to learn how to fight back if he wants to save himself and his father.

Night Oracle JP RoseLast but not least, if you enjoy a good paranormal romance, here’s Night Oracle by J. P. Rose (Jordan Rosenfeld). FREE December 28 – 30th.

“Nan Troy’s dreams come true, but she sure as hell wishes they wouldn’t; they’re destroying her chances at love and the lives of those around her.

Cal Banks hates to close his eyes; that’s when the night terrors come, leaving him breathless and hollow as his past tries to catch up. He’s hounded by his crazy ex, his domineering sister, and the desperate patrons of his nightclub, The Nocturne. Fleeing day for the safe veil of night, Nan, a frustrated artist, is drawn to the moody ambience of Cal’s nightclub, and then by his magnetic allure.

Falling for each other is not in either of their plans. But neither is the sudden death of Cal’s former fling, which casts suspicion on Nan, nor the orphaned child with a claim to Nan’s past. As they spiral toward love, their attempts to untangle Nan’s dreams unleash a chain of events that imperils the child and Nan’s freedom. Nan will have to rely on a man she’s drawn to but barely knows, and the unpredictable oracle of her dreams, to save them all in this sexy novel of romantic suspense.”

There also happens to be a delicious cocktail to go with it:

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Happy reading!

 

 

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