Free and Discounted Fiction for Wednesday, 10.26.16

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A magical partnership between a cat and a boy. A mysterious plot years in the making. Will they uncover the truth before it’s too late?

Toby is a young tom with big dreams. He wants to be just like his father, who had a distinguished career serving the High Council until his disappearance. First things first, Toby must become an apprentice cat and study magic with other magical cats and mages.

Accepted into the King’s Master School of Mages, he’s partnered with Lorn Ribaldy, the human nephew of a notorious traitor. Before long, Toby and Lorn learn that they may soon lose their places in the school and society because of their association with Lorn’s uncle. Their only hope is to find the secret to Toby’s father’s disappearance.

When the puzzle pieces start to fit together, they learn that a much greater danger is looming. Can they catch the evil mastermind at work — and keep up with their homework — before all of humanity is destroyed?

Apprentice Cat is a magical animal adventure story appropriate for ages nine and up about overcoming obstacles. If you love edge-of-your-seat action, intriguing espionage, and a bit of magic, then you’ll love Virginia Ripple’s first installment of the Master Cat series.

Buy Apprentice Cat to start the magical adventure today!

Interview with the Author

Q – So, what makes the Master Cat series special?

A – As one reviewer said, it’s Harry Potter with Cats. I’ve brought three of my favorite things into this series: fantastic magic, head-strong felines and a Christian worldview.

In the world of the Malkins (an archaic word meaning cat) cats and humans partner up to do magic. The magic, in and of itself, is nothing more than a tool, but like any tool, it can be used for good or evil. The heroes in these tales fight to bring the bad guys to justice while not losing themselves in a world where the ends justify the means.

Q – What order should I read the books in?

A – While you can read them in any order without getting completely lost, I suggest the following order for the best story-telling experience:

– Apprentice Cat
– Secrets of the Malkin
– Journeyman Cat
– Huntress of the Malkin
– Master Cat
– Clash of the Malkin (coming soon)

Q – So, why should readers give these books a try?

A – If you enjoy books with talking animals, especially cats, like in Erin Hunter’s Warrior series or Shirley Murphy-Rousseau’s Joe Grey Mysteries, you’ll feel right at home in the Malkin world. If you enjoyed the magic and mystery in Harry Potter, you’ll find a similar experience with this series.

These books are also a good, clean stories. You can allow your young reader to explore the Malkin world without fear of foul language or suggestible situations and, while the themes and messages are Christian, I’ve chosen to allow readers to find their own meaning within the stories.

Q – Can readers get the whole series in one go?

A – Not yet, but I have plans to put together boxed sets within the next few months.

Enjoy and thanks for reading!

Master Cat Series eBook Categories:

– Children’s ebooks, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Scary Stories
– Children’s ebooks, Fantasy & Magic, Sword & Sorcery, Ages 9-12
– Children’s ebooks, Action & Adventure, Animals, Cats
– Children’s ebooks, Literature & Fiction, Religious Fiction, Christian
– Children’s Coming of Age Fantasy Books
– Teen & YA, Science Fiction & Fantasy

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Facing eviction, Rhea Morrison, a young grieving widow, must save her failing bakery. An unexpected turn of events lands her at a singles retreat where she meets Martin Lane.

Pastor Martin laments over his secret, traumatic past mistakes. He’s destined to lead his father’s church, despite blatant rejection. He can’t love Rhea – he’s yet to forgive himself for his past. If Rhea knew how he used to be, she would have no interest in pursuing a relationship with him.

Rhea feels torn about her attraction to Martin – he’s a pastor, and after her husband’s death, she vowed to never get involved with another pastor. Both Martin and Rhea struggle with their faith in God. Can Martin and Rhea overcome their past so that they’re free to love again?

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A Children of Angels Novel

When Alexandria Grace Groaban was a child, she learned she was very different from other children and adults she encountered. She saw and heard things that no child should ever bear witness to. She knew details of things and people long since passed, and she could hear voices and repeat them in whatever language she heard during the scenes which played out before her young and impressionable eyes.

Through an encounter with someone she thought to be her guardian angel, Alexandria was given a reprieve so that she might know some normalcy in her childhood. But at the age of twenty-one, Alexandria returned home to her family’s small estate outside Oxford, England for Christmas, and learned the hard way that her grace period was about to come to an abrupt and vicious end.

Now, whether for better or worse, she will find herself on the edge of a great precipice. One that will call her into action and into a world that she could never have fathomed existed. For Alexandria to know who and what she truly is, she will have to rise to the challenge of a battle that has been waged for millennia by beings first spoken of in Genesis, and embrace that which has lay dormant within her since she was a child.

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A secretive company keeps itself off the radar and out of the news for over fifty years. What kind of power does it take to command that kind of privacy? What secrets is it trying to hide? Billy Roth doesn’t know and doesn’t really care. His blue collar job collecting garbage for the company pays very well. The last thing he wants to do is risk his position by asking questions, but his coworkers start disappearing and things get really strange, really fast.

“Invited” into the company by a couple of thuggish looking bodyguards, Billy is awed by the high level of security and rather impressed to learn the company’s motto: Make every person the best they can be. That sounds like a pretty noble objective, but Billy soon realizes that motto might not be one hundred percent correct. Eliminate every person who’s not the best they can be is starting to sound much more accurate.

With demons behind the conspiracy Billy’s first step in faith will be an exorcism. Is he ready?

Christian suspense supernatural
The Scinegue Series
The Secret
The Pledge
The Forest
and Bradley and Nicole, a novella that dives into the budding romance between Bradley and Nicole, best read after The Pledge and before The Forest.

Also by S.R. Booth:
Saving Will a contemporary supernatural story with a few characters from The Scinegue Series.
Mists of Destiny a young adult science fiction romance.
Claws, Christmas Kitty Matchmaker, a short, sweet Christmas romance.
There’s Got to be More, fun contemporary women’s.

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Cora’s a young girl with two dreams: to be a dragon jockey when she grows up and to own a pet dragon now. She constantly buys “egg packs” at the dragon emporium in hopes that one will hatch into a rare pet-sized dragon, but only gets short-lived mayflies. However, when an unexpected egg does develop into something new, Cora may be over her head.
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A faith inspired, “Jane Austen-ish” mail order bride story…
1875, England
Miss Chelsea Careen Stanton is the heiress of Cherrywood Manor and orphaned daughter of a Country Squire. Consequently, she is the ward of relations– relations who have behaved recklessly, placing her inheritance in great jeopardy.

In this tale of social injustice and persecution, Chelsea is faced with few alternatives. Option one–: She can save the only life she has ever known by marrying Lord Thornbridge. Rory, the Earl of Rosevale, offers her security and position, but hasn’t a loyal drop of blood in his body. He’s a rake; a philandering scoundrel; a rogue of the worst kind! Is it possible to reform a rake?

The other option involves just as much risk and even higher stakes. Chelsea, an avid Jane Austen fan, has been dreaming of a future which includes a loving marriage to someone heroic; like Darcy, of course, with or without a Pemberley. Like Austen, she still believes in true love; with a hopeful heart and a resilient tendency to view everything humorously, honestly, and perceptively. In spite of daunting obstacles, she refuses to do less than see her world, hopes, and dreams without faith; and well, sometimes… through the rose colored glasses of romantic novels. With regard to these traits, some might consider Miss Stanton a tad quirky… and quite the risk taker.

Nonetheless, desperate for a possible way out of what she believes will be a loveless match if she accepts Rory’s offer, she responds to an advertisement for a mail order bride to an appealing Irish American clergyman, widowed father, and farmer: a Reverend Braydon McLane. Never mind the fact she can only cook four things, has led a life entirely of privilege, and has no idea what she’s about to walk into…

She arrives in America, believing this new situation is an answer to her prayers, only to discover she is in for far more than she bargained. For starters, and among the least of her problems, Braydon McLane doesn’t recognize her name… or the letters; never placed an advertisement for a mail order bride; and failed to meet her at the train station. She just added being a homeless foreigner to her already lengthy prayer list. Rising to the challenges, Chelsea is convinced Elizabeth Bennet, in the same circumstance, would first have tea; followed by a brisk walk in the countryside; and then perhaps, sit down upon her trunks, amidst hat boxes and satchels, and write a heartfelt letter to someone she could trust with her sentiments. Oh wait… is that the sound of rain? Mrs. Bennet would consider rain and this undeniably unique situation, an opportunity for romance from the very gates of Providence! Chin up, Chelsea girl!

Lisa M. Prysock is a writer of Fiction Christian Historical Romance. She is the author of “To Find a Duchess,” “The Redemption of Lady Georgiana,” “Hannah’s Garden: a Turn of the Century Love Story,” “Abigail’s Melody,” and “Protecting Miss Jenna.” She enjoys sharing her faith in Christ with readers and gives a portion of the proceeds of her books to missions.

A fan of Jane Austen herself, she hopes like minded readers will enjoy this STAND ALONE from ‘The Lydia Collection’ about a hopelessly romantic Austen fan and woman of courageous faith. Married to her husband for 18 years, Lisa genuinely believes that in every good husband, there is a Darcy hero in there somewhere.

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“It’s funny, witty, exciting, bone-chilling, romantic, adventurous & MAGICAL!” ~Book Reviewer

Is having magical powers a gift? Or a curse?
Chase Tinker is about to find out…

Before Chase Tinker can recover from finding out he apparently has the astonishing, but out-of-control power to move things with his mind, his younger brother Andy suddenly has a magical ability, too!

Soon the boys are in the middle of a wild and crazy supernatural adventure when they’re whisked across the country to live in a 560 year old magical house with a powerful 4,000 year old Relic that’s in control of all their magic, and if anything happens to this Relic, their magic and their house will die. On top of that, the boys learn that dangerous and wicked villains are planning to steal the Relic and take control of all the magic, free will, and light in the world.

Now, with the help of Andy, their feisty cousin Janie, their fearless friend Persephone, and Maxwell the ferret, Chase must find his missing dad, fight through frightening family secrets and betrayals, and outwit, out-magic, and outmaneuver their dastardly enemy in order to save his family, and the world.

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Miss Elizabeth Dunseith, Beth to her friends, grew up in genteel poverty, happy despite her abusive father and weak mother. When her father sells her to the highest bidder in order to pay off his gambling debts, she fears what her future will hold but is relieved to get away from home with her new, handsome husband.

Lord Justin Fulton, Earl of Westfield, is confused by the contradictory behavior of his pur-chased bride. One moment she is haughty and cool, the next she is warm and endearing. When his sister refuses to help establish his new bride in Society, Justin turns to a friend’s wife to show Beth the best way to navigate the politics of the ton.

Their growing attraction just seems to confuse matters even further. Will these two be able to see past their differences to make it to happily ever after?

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Rylie Durham is used to dealing with all sorts of people and situations in her role as a Child Life Specialist at a local hospital. Why, then, does Zach York bring out the worst in her? After all, he’s there to donate toys to the children she loves.

Could it be that she sees a kindred spirit in him? Rylie knows a thing or two about hiding a bruised heart from the world… and the danger inherent in blaming God for the hurt.

With December’s approach, Rylie enlists Zach’s help for a special undertaking — a Christmas formal for one of the pediatric units. As they work together on the project, she hopes to show him that, even when it’s painful, love is worth the risk…

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