Free and Discounted Fiction for Thursday, 12.01.16

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This short story takes place after Call of Sunteri (Book 2 of Keepers of the Wellsprings) but is meant as a lighthearted introduction to the series and the characters therein.

Follow the knight Azaeli and her best friend Rian the Mage on a quick adventure to seek the Snowberry Blossom, a bloom that holds magic only if picked at midnight on Midwinter's Eve.

Grab a cup of cider and sit back to read this tale of romance, adventure, and fantasy told Mya, Bard of His Majesty's Elite of Cerion.

This short story takes place in between Call of Sunteri, book 2 and Call of Brindelier, book 3 of the Keepers of the Wellsprings series, but there are no spoilers and it reads as a stand-alone tale.
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The Reflections of Faith authors have teamed up again to bring you another assortment of characters living out their faith, this time exploring what it means to hope in Christ, and what it means to find peace.
From the ancient Roman empire to unknown futures with shadowy governments, hope carries these ordinary heroes forward even when the whole world pushes them back. Even when life and every happiness is threatened, through Christ they find peace.

The Teacher and the Astronaut by Bokerah Brumley
When Penelope's car overheats, she fears it's the harbinger of worse things to come...until an attractive astronaut pulls up behind her on Houston's I-45.

Whispering Hope by Faith Blum
A man tortured by his present slowly confronts a past that was brainwashed out of him...until now.

When Paths Cross by C.L. Wells
A woman who can’t let go of the past steps out of her comfort zone only to find she’s the last hope of a homeless woman with a small child.

Once Only by Jane Lebak
When an infant is abandoned to die on a road, five angels team up to save his life.

Innova by Julie C. Gilbert
A former movie star needs all of her old skills to save herself and her husband from the government goons who kidnapped them.

When all is lost, what is your hope? Where is your peace?

Immerse yourself in five clean, sweet, Christian novelettes in this awesome multi-genre box set...and maybe encounter your next favorite author!
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Shirlyn travels back in time to ancient Persia where she meets the three magi who follow the Star of Bethlehem. After a mishap threatens to send her ride home without her, the youngest mage exhibits a hidden talent that leaves an impression on his elders and on Shirlyn's heart. But his silhouette will forget they ever met, unless she leaves a reminder that comes with a heavy price.
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A collection of science fiction, fantasy, horror and strange stories


Ranked #1 Best Seller in two categories (UK rankings Sept. 2016)



"I bought the book immediately!" - Home Studio (Vine Voice reviewer).
"I'm glad to have discovered another writer to follow!" - Dean. M. Watts.

A collection of nine short stories from the imagination of best selling British author, Norman Turrell, ranging from science fiction, fantasy, horror and purely strange tales.

Science Fiction: Change of Mind - A villainous corporate tycoon undergoes a new nanobot surgery to enhance himself.

Steampunk: Steam Pressure - A steampunk tale of political activists in old London town.

Science Fiction: It Came From Pluto - An unmanned mission to Pluto has strange effects on the research team leader.

Fantasy: Court - Intrigue in a dysfunctional fantasy castle.

Science Fiction: Restart - An online fantasy world brings two gamers together.

Strange: From the Grave to the Grave - The strange tale of a man who spends his life in graveyards.

Strange: Paranoia - Rich has difficulty coping with his world.

Horror: Little Angel - A father believes he is looking after his new born child.

Horror: The Muse - An American writer visits Scotland for inspiration but finds something else.

Bonus material:

Excerpt from 'Alice in Virtuality'
Stories from Andrew Lennon, Leo McBride, and Val Tobin.



Categories for this book:

Literature & Fiction Genre Fiction Anthologies
Literature & Fiction Genre Fiction Anthologies & Literature Collections
Fiction Anthologies
Literature & Fiction Contemporary Fiction Short Stories
Literature & Fiction Short Stories Single Authors
Science Fiction & Fantasy Science Fiction
Science Fiction & Fantasy Fantasy
Literature & Fiction Horror British


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All life is as fragile as glass. What would you sacrifice to save the one you love?

Kate
I'm the last mermaid.

I'm back on shores of Lake Erie, but the cold waters are silent. There is nothing here for me but ghosts and the beach glass that litters the rocky shore. Long ago, I lived below the waves. Now, I am the sole survivor, and at long last, my mermaid glamour is leaving me.

Every day, I walk the beach. Every day, I wonder what happened to my people. The little pieces of colored glass that wash ashore give me simple pleasure. They are gifts from the lake, reminders of home. I fashion them into trinkets: necklaces, earrings, bracelets. They are beautiful things. The humans seem love them.

Every day, I walk the beach. Nothing ever changes, until the day he says hello.

Cooper

I'm dying.

It's not a question, it's a fact. The cancer is eating me alive. They told me I have six months to live, maybe less. I came home, back to Chancellor on Lake Erie, to die. The sunsets are vivid there, and I will relish every one.

I've never seen anything more beautiful than a Lake Erie sunset until I see her.

Who says fairy tales are for kids? Check out the Glass Mermaid, Book 1 in The Chancellor Fairy Tales, a stand-alone sweet romance with a fairy tale twist!
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Doctoral student Hannah Wagganer entertains dreams of teaching at a large university and leaving her hometown of Glen Arbor behind. That is until Jasper Morgan, the new mail carrier, arrives in town. Not only does he set Hannah’s heart a flutter, but he has an instant bond with her cat, Jingles.

Preparing for the church candlelight Christmas Eve service and running the family store, Hannah continues to bump into Jasper—and the prying eyes of the locals who suspect there’s more going on than business as usual.

Blessings and suspicions abound when an anonymous donor pays to have the church furnace repaired, and other locals suddenly find solutions to their problems. Is it coincidental, or the work of a secret angel?
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Reformed cat burglar and orphan Nyssa Glass doesn't have many fond memories of Christmas. Her boyfriend, Ellis, however, is determined to make their first holiday together a celebration of a lifetime. Nyssa can't let him down.
Overwhelmed by decorations and shopping, Nyssa sets out to find the perfect present for Ellis. However, when a charming dance instructor decides Nyssa is what he wants for Christmas, Ellis's only gift might be a dose of holiday heartbreak.
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You know those stories where a pet accidentally sets up the romance?
It wasn't an accident.
Canine matchmaker Holly has been given her first assignment and it's a doozy. She must help her human find the perfect mate. The only problem is he is absolutely not interested in the woman Holly and her assistant, Kip, find for him. In fact, Tremayne Ivy and Victoria Claremont can't stand each other. It will take all Holly's training and a little Christmas magic to take these rivals from completely at odds to walking down the aisle.
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Mina stands up for animals. But can she stand up to her parents’ murderer?


"Uncannily believable" —Historical Novel Society

Brave orphan Mina dreams of becoming a great scientist, even though she's just a beginner.

But when her parents’ killer escapes from prison and threatens to kill again, she must make the terrifying leap from apprentice to master sooner than planned—if she wants to survive.

Book 1 of The Naturalist combines historical fantasy with thrilling adventure and a touch of Renaissance romance.
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"Christmas at Martha’s House" is a short story in which many readers will see themselves. Martha is definitely overworked during the Christmas holidays. She allows the cares of the world to take over her life so much so that she forgets to celebrate the one true reason for Christmas.
The tongue in cheek humor will have readers smiling and probably reminiscing about their own lives.
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