Happy Friday folks. Welcome to another Fiction Friday. Today I have a freebie for you: a romance from Rachael Perez.
Do you wanna know a secret?
I’m a terrible, rotten human being. The thing is, my great grandfather and his best friend had a dream. Then their sons had the same dream. And then their sons….you get the drift.
What was this dream? To strengthen and solidify the bonds of their long lasting friendship with the sanctity of marriage. This wasn’t possible for several generations because neither the Crane family nor the Black family had a female child. Until me. And Alicia. My planned marriage to James Crane was the talk of the Town. Every single female was envious of me. Many would have killed to be in my position. My husband to be was rich, easy on the eyes and a complete gentleman. The best part of this arranged marriage was, James and I were already madly in love.
Whatever could go wrong with such a fairytale love story? Everything.
It turned out that I was also the dumbest person in the world. I was provoked. That’s my only excuse for doing what I did. Now I’m caught in a web of my own making. Instead of uniting our two families just like my great-grandfather wanted, I was on track to turn our families into bitter, feuding enemies.
Hi folks, I’m excited to announce that I’m participating in the Book Owl Word Search (BOWS) and I’m part of the PURPLE team. To find out more about the Word Search and how to play visit https://www.snowywingspublishing.com/book-owl-word-search/bows-how-to-play/. See if you can find my secret word in this post. Hint it’s something I love. Then continue the search to the other authors on my team and find their words as well.
So, for those of you who are visiting you’re probably wondering what P.A.W.S. stands for. Well, P.A.W.S. is the Partnership of Animagi, Werewolves and Shapeshifters. The organization has a network of supernatural academies around the globe were would-be shifters train in their own particular magic.
So would you like to go to P.A.W.S.? The first thing you’d need to do is decide what animal form would fit your personality best. To find out take my handy dandy quiz here and post your answers in the comments on this post. One commenter will pick up a special prize from me, a signed P.A.W.S. bookmark.
I wonder how many CATS there will be?! Because of course CATS is my secret word!
Jump into the P.A.W.S. Saga here for a special introductory price of $4.99 for the first three books in the saga.
Hey folks, it’s Friday and so time for another dose of Friday Fiction from some awesome indie authors. First up who here has Kindle Unlimited and loves fantasy? If that describes you then check out MAGIC MAY for oodles of fantasy titles all FREE to KU subscribers.
Next up check out some kickass sci-fi from Dayne Edmonson – GHOST RANGER is book 1 of the Seven Stars Universe series and is available everywhere! So what’s it about? I’ll let its lead character, Rachel tell you.
My name is Rachel. I died and rose again.
I was an ordinary high school girl when a viral plague spread across my planet. Those that died rose again as mindless zombies. Fortunately, science came to the rescue and gave me back my mind. As a conscious zombie, I gained exceptional powers – speed, strength and more. That, plus a secret heritage, changed my life forever.
The outside world didn’t accept my kind, however, and soon I decided to join the military. I trained to become an Army Ranger.
Now, as an elite undead killing machine, I must make a choice. Allegiance to my kind or to the Federation. Choose wrong and I could die…for good.
Another installment in the Seven Stars Universe by Dayne Edmondson, this is a young adult space opera adventure novel set a few years before his space opera novel “Emergence” and featuring a major character from the third book, “Ruin.”
The age of magic has died off in Narishma leaving many forced to toil at the land or face death from starvation. Even the Shadows, a once proud guild of assassins, are feeling the toll as people in power hide within their homes and choose money over politics. Missions are scarce, so why not take on a mission to help a bard create the best song in Narishma? The problem? Keeping the bard safe while traversing the most difficult test a Shadow must face.
Happy Friday, Folks. I have a mixed bag of reads for you this fair Friday.
First up, do you like dragons? Of course you do!
Check out this first of an awesome new series by J.A. Cullican, HEIR OF DRAGONS, just 99 cents on Kindle for a limited time or FREE on KIndle Unlimited.
Her bloodline says they should be mortal enemies. Her heart swears otherwise. Will her torn loyalties leave her vulnerable to a rising evil?
Minx’s hunting and fighting skills are legendary. But when adversaries trespass on the royal Fae lands, she’s nervous about her mission to restore the defense wards by slaying a dragon and returning with its powerful hide. And the ferocious warrior grows desperate when neighboring clans demand that she defeat not one, but two of the fearsome beasts in fights to the death.
Angered by the coercive demand, Minx tracks down her first red-scaled monster—only to be stunned when it shifts into a stunning young man. And when her handsome foe claims they share a common adversary, her attraction tempts her toward an unheard-of alliance against a dark new threat.
Will Minx’s quest to save her species drag them into a bloody war?
How to Kill a Dragon is the breathtaking first book in the Heir of Dragons epic fantasy series. If you like fierce heroines, forbidden romance, and magic gone awry, then you’ll love J. A. Culican’s fiery tale.
Next up, a treat for those with KU who love to binge on fantasy box sets!
Chaos. Magic. Adventure. – Three things this princess isn’t ready for.
When dark magic brings destruction and chaos down on her kingdom, fae princess Dana’s life takes an unexpected turn. To save her, the king begs her to leave him to his fate, and she must now step away from every comfort she’s ever known.
Dana is left to unravel the mysteries of her powers while dealing with an annoying wolf shifter whose secrets set her blood on fire. He’s either the ally she desperately needs or the most dangerous man she’s ever met.
Moonstones, a witch, dark elves, and a wolf shifter all stand in her way as she tries to absolve her father of the atrocities the fae folk accuse him of.
But wait, there’s more! I’ve got together with a bunch of awesome fantasy authors ALL free on Kindle Unlimited. Check them out by clicking the banners below and find your next fantasy binge.
And now something for the little ones …
Jake is off to daycare, but he’s worried about what’s in store. Going somewhere new can be scary–trying something different, even more. How will he get ready, and what will help him through? What will bring him comfort and help prepare him for something new?
And last but by no means least a freebie for Earth Day this week.
Adana is a small, brown, earth dragon. She longs to play with the other dragons, but none of them will accept her as a friend. One day a giant wanders into the land of the dragons and scares all the other dragons. Can Adana save the day and prove that even a small brown earth dragon can do big things? An elemental tale from the author of P.A.W.S. and Esmeralda Grunch and the Red Tulip. Illustrated by Tina Wijesiri.
“This is a wonderful story that kids will fall in love with. Beautifully written and illustrated. ” Cindy Shirley, The Fabulous Life of Minnie the Sassy Chick
Next up TALES OF FERRES by the wonderful K.M. Jenkins who had the privilege of meeting a couple of years back at Penned.
Since the beginning of time, one kingdom in the world of Tarzinëa has remained a mystery. Very few have entered its depths and survived. Walk alongside our heroes and watch their tales unfold as they enter the Forest of Ferrês. Discover everything from wolves so large they look like full grown ponies, to devil creatures that lurk in the night. Expect the unexpected as you venture into the magical land of Ferrês where not everything is as it seems.
The Witchlight Quest guides Lucy and her quirky friends to Dracoterra, dragon territory.
This strange kingdom, once a land of magic, is plagued by the same dark force that kidnapped the elemental deity of Light. Perils, monsters, phoenixes, and wishing trees abound, and the Witchhunters are trailing close behind.
Her only path to becoming a Lightbringer is also a journey in which she must face her own inner darkness.
While her powers are growing, so too is the danger that threatens not only to sweep this magical land into despair, but also engulf her own nature with it.
Will Lucy find the clues that guide her towards her destiny or will these evil forces spell the end of the Lumenary Prophetiae?
Dragonlight and the entire Lightkey series is a fun YA fantasy adventure with a positive message suitable for all ages.
A monster-hunting assassin teams up with a reluctant werewolf to take down the organization that employed her—assuming they don’t kill her first.
Midnight is the poster child of The Organization.
Or she would be if anyone outside The Organization knew about it.
Ten years ago, The Organization plucked Ilsa Deverell out of the latest in a series of terrible foster homes, trained her up to become the perfect monster assassin, and gave her a code name. Ever since then, they’ve had Midnight’s complete loyalty.
I’m currently writing book 8 of the P.A.W.S. Saga, AKASH, which is due to be released at the end of 2021.
Latisha and Sandy are making a special potion in Latisha’s townhouse in New Orleans and as is common with most magical potions there are certain challenges that come up. Here’s a little sample that made me smile.
“So what do we need for the recipe?” asked Sandy.
Latisha perused the list. “I think I’ve got most of this stuff here. Just need to gather some bogweed. You can help me with that if you wish.”
“Okay,” said Sandy.
“They left the house and walked to the edge of a muddy pond about two blocks away. The bogweed was purple with green dots and didn’t want to leave its soggy home. Sandy had to pull hard while Latisha reasoned with the weed until it reluctantly allowed them a few dripping leaves. They carried them back to the townhouse and Latisha set to work making the potion.
Sandy was tasked with watching the bogweed to make sure it didn’t get away. She had laughed when Latisha had first said this but quickly learned that Latisha had not been joking. The bogweed was intent on returning to its mother-bush and would start sneaking towards the door whenever Sandy turned her head. One time when she wasn’t fully paying attention, Whiskey caught the weed in her paws and brought it back to the table.
Sandy would have just held the bogweed, but Latisha said that wasn’t a good idea as bogweed that got too dry could fade away completely and then they’d have to go back and get some more. Sandy shook her head. The magical world was strange. She had a vague memory of a special tumbleweed potion that her mother used to make. And that one too she remembered was rather fickle.
“Not really that much different than regular cooking,” said Latisha appearing to read Sandy’s mind. “It’s all chemistry. Every recipe is an experiment. Same with potions like this.”
So what have you been cooking recently? I made a lovely veggie stir-fry the other night. Oodles of veggies, brown and wild rice, chickpeas, almonds and spices. Do you have a favorite recipe (magical or non-magical)?
Hi everyone, Happy April! I hope you’re enjoying your spring.
I’ve got a bunch of cool books to talk about today from some awesome indie authors. Be sure to check them out.
First up two freebies from Story Origin. Pick up these two titles in exchange for signing up for the authors’ newsletters.
When Vivian, the Lady of the Lake, is asked by Merlin to help him obtain a powerful sword for the soon-to-be King Arthur, she leaves Avalon to find the Forger of Light. But he has a reputation and she fears the cost for such a sword will be high.
This is a short story prequel to the series Rise of the King (previously called Tom’s Arthurian Legacy), a series about Tom’s adventures with King Arthur in the Other. If you love myth and magic, you’ll love this retelling of the Arthurian legend.
When Alexander starts school in the fall his teacher notices that he can’t stop growing. Before long, he’s too big for the classroom and has to move away to a farm. Alexander is heartbroken and so is his class. When the teacher tells Alexander how wonderful she thinks he is, Alexander believes it’s just because he’s unusually tall. However, when the teacher moves the entire classroom to Alexander’s farm they are finally able show him just how special he really is.
And now back to something for the rest of us and to a subject near and dear to my heart. The world of shifters! But these are not your regular weres – these are aliens – check it out!
This alien warrior has finally met his match. But she’s not who he thinks she is…
Fired from my job. Kicked out of my apartment. And dumped at the altar. All in the same week. So of course, that’s when an alien swoops down in his spaceship and steals me away.
Worse, he’s an overbearing, possessive giant of an alien, complete with rippling muscles and a sexy smile that could melt even the most hardened heart.
Okay. Maybe being abducted by an alien isn’t so bad, after all.
But I still need to get home and straighten out my mess of a life. Right?
Commander Lutro Dax
I was supposed to go to Earth to pick up my matched mate. When I got to the rendezvous point, Nora was waiting—so of course I brought her aboard.
There’s only one problem.
Nora’s not the human woman I was supposed to meet. She’s not my mate at all. So why is it all I can do to keep from claiming her as my own?
If I were smart, I’d turn around and take her back to her home planet immediately.
But I won’t…
Star Mate Matched is the first standalone book in Interstellar Shifters, a steamy new sci-fi romance series featuring alien beast warriors, kick-ass human heroines, and a happily ever after in every book!
Turning Wolf When the hunter becomes the hunted, and his only ally is a newly turned wolf shifter, who will live, and who will die? Allyson is happy, with a new love, and a good job – until a random mugging leaves her feeling odd, strangely ill and hypersensitive, and unsure of everything. But she’ll get better – right? When a werewolf killed his wife, grief drove Garrett to join those who hunt all werewolves. But who is really the enemy? Faced with an order to kill an innocent woman, a woman he is rapidly coming to love, he discovers that his allegiance has changed. But that’s not a decision the hunters will easily accept. Can he save himself, and Allyson? Or will they both be hunted down, before their love has a chance?
Captive Wolf When hunters become torturers, any wolf shifter will do for their twisted experiments. Can a captive, once taken, have any hope of escape, and survival? Allyson, still adapting to life since she was turned, finds herself trapped by a madman – whose only interest is in discovering just how much damage it takes to kill a werewolf. When Allyson is taken, Garrett knows that he has to find her, fast – but how? With other newly turned wolves to help, and the suspicions of a nearby pack falling on him, will he manage to convince them to help, before it’s too late? Can Allyson, and the other captives, survive long enough to find a way out, or to be rescued?
Plague Wolf When one man’s desire for revenge threatens to turn an entire city, can he be stopped? Or will thousands of newly turned wolves tear everything apart? A series of deaths leave Allyson and Garrett suspicious of the motives, and the mystery deepens when they discover that wolf shifters are definitely the victims. Then the nerdy guy that Allyson went to school with shows up – oddly changed, and with a new purpose in his life. A purpose that could begin the downfall of civilization for an entire region, if not the whole country. Will the madmen achieve their aim, and infect everyone? Can Allyson and Garrett stop them, or will they be killed trying?
If you love fast paced urban fantasy and wolf shifters, you’ll love this set!
Today on Paws 4 Thought I’m hosting SEVEN CROWNS by E.V. Everest. Isn’t that a beautiful cover? So of course it has a beautiful story to go with it!
A crown is dangerous. A crown split seven ways is deadly.
One year after the death of her mom, sixteen-year-old Anabella Halt is living on her own and breaking all the rules. Life is tough but ordinary.
Until Ana learns her mom’s dangerous secret—she was the heir to a fallen dynasty on a world ruled by seven families. Her family was murdered one by one. Now, assassins are closing in, and Ana could be next.
With the help of a handsome hobo, Ana escapes to the place where it all began—a starflung world where magic and technology coexist. A place where Ana must navigate a tangled web of friends and foes to unmask her would-be assassin before it’s too late.
Travel to a glittering, dangerous world with political alliances and ballgowns, perfect for fans of Cinder and The Selection.
Hey Everyone – it’s my birthday! So to celebrate I’ve put ALL 6 of my P.A.W.S. Saga on sale for just 99 cents/99p. It’s been a long and crazy year and hopefully 2021 will be a whole lot better. So snuggle up and read and in the meantime I’m scribbling away in the next couple of books in the series!