This week I have something a bit different. So many are doing Halloween specials, so I decided to have my FreebieFriday Potpourri blog! This is a blog post with a bunch of different genre’s, except erotica. So take a look, you might find something you like. All of these books are free to you, the readers. It is a chance to read a new author who just might become your next favorite, can’t put down, author! Enjoy!
First up – Young Adult FreebieFriday Potpourri:
CRYSTAL FROST recently discovered she can see ghosts and predict the future, yet the mystery of Hope Ross’s abduction still haunts her dreams. While traveling to Florida for Thanksgiving, Crystal’s visions of Hope only grow stronger. She enlists the help of her soon-to-be step-cousin, Robin, a decision that complicates the entire picture–and her feelings. Can she figure out what happened to Hope and learn why Robin is so guarded, or will her newfound abilities fail her?
Young adult romance. Book 1. This is a mini-series, please read books in order.
Aria Grace has always been a rebel.
Well… maybe more like a silent rebel. Okay, maybe that’s not really a thing. Still, she’s totally a rebel in her head. Until she meets gorgeous Wisdom and lets the rebel in her out to play.
Then her world shatters, leaving Aria’s mind spinning and her heart aching. Maybe it was only a dream. A beautiful, fleeting dream. So fleeting, that if she blinked, she could fool herself into thinking it never happened. That he never happened.
But Aria knows better. Wisdom was real. He had to be… right? Soon, Aria finds herself on the run, her life in danger, with no idea who she can trust. Wishing with all her heart she could just go back to dreaming.
Enrollment at Ghost Academy is now open; where death is just the beginning of life. Behind the doors of Ghost Academy, four recently deceased teenagers discover there’s more learning to do, lives to save and life (or death) decisions to be made.Chosen features ghosts, action, mystery and just a hint of romance.
When sibling rivalry spills over into the land of mortals, the mortals lose. Great evil, spawn of the underworld, is poised to sweep all life from the planet, and only the twins can stop it. Jealousy, love, hatred and magic battle for the ultimate control of the souls of the world. Only one will be left standing, and if it is the wrong one, how will the world survive?
Soul Survivor is the prequel to SEER OF SOULS, a 2016 Finalist for the DANTE ROSSETTI Awards for Young Adult Fiction!
Having led a sheltered life and now turning sixteen, home-schooled twin Luke Addison finds himself engaged in heated sibling battles as his parents leave the twins home alone for the final week of summer vacation. Their sharp differences intensify when a city-wide disaster lands orphaned brothers, Pedro and Jose on their doorstep, in need of shelter, medical care and a place to hide.
The wonder years come to a screeching halt as they battle and pray their way through a confusing maze of fresh responsibility, romance, temptation, bodily harm, a house fire, a night in jail and more.
“Reasonable things will never bring you joy as much as unreasonable ones do.”
Summer Wallace is a wild, crazy girl who simply couldn’t care less about her appearance. She strongly believes in the saying, “You Only Live Once”, in teenage subculture also known as YOLO. She plays basketball like her life depends on it. Well, it sort of does, she loses one game and there’s a dent in her ego, not a small one either.
Meet Blake Walker, her best friend and her partner-in-crime. Saner of the two, however, together they can turn a rather normal, boring day to a momentously crazy one. But one day changes the course of their lives which leads Summer to make a ‘bucket list’ and complete it before her whole life takes a 180 degree. Whereas, Blake is determined to keep her as long as he can. And he is perfect for the job. After all, he does know her more than anyone else. And they have no room for regrets. As Summer Wallace says, “There shouldn’t be any space for regrets in our beautiful lives.”
Eighteen-year-old James never failed in protecting his younger sister, Farrah. Admittedly, that was before there were creatures infecting humans and turning them into monsters. Now, the monsters have their sight on Farrah. Will James be able to save her?
Companion novella to IGNITE THE SHADOWS (Harper Voyager)
What if everything you knew about the world around you was a lie, and the very people you were taught to fear were your salvation, your escape?
Meet Amelia, raised in the safety of a Replenisher compound, a protectorate for the few Alliance females who can bear children. In two months, she will have to choose a mate and begin her duties, except it doesn’t happen like that.
When she witnesses a Zoriner boy fall over the wall of the compound, the very wall designed to keep those like her safe from those like him, the injured boy becomes her burden and maybe, if she lets him, her escape from the life she is meant to have, and the key to unraveling of the many secrets and lies on both sides of this conflict and each other. This is the very beginning of her journey.
Caught between the forces that be, It’s no place for a human…
Vampires? Fae warriors? Who knew they were real. Somebody must have and they should have let the rest of us know.
While coming out of a movie, I followed a group of super-hot guys and ended up regretting it. I was pulled into the fight and I don’t know how I did it, but I killed a vampire! Now I’m running for my life.
I’m not supposed to know about their world, being a lowly human and all, but I also shouldn’t have been able to kill a vampire; a ripper is what they call themselves.
Now I have a choice. Well not really. A choice means options and mine are bad or worse. I can die or I can become a hybrid fae. Like I said, not much of a choice, one that sucks actually.
If I choose to become a fae, I have to help them fight the rippers who are kidnapping humans to take back to their planet. Oh, did I mention that they’re all from another dimension? They change humans into hybrid rippers and use them on the front lines of the battle between their two races.
The fae describe them as suicide bombers. Yep. Those are my choices…
Evil doesn’t just happen. Sometimes, the reasons are upbringing or environmental or genetic. When we encounter it, we ask, “Why? How?”
Cruelty, murder and torture are the hallmarks of Chin, a ruthless Asian criminal kingpin. How did Chin become like this? More importantly, will anyone be able to stop him?
With cold, unblinking precision, EVIL RISES takes you all the way inside the beginnings of this icy criminal empire. This prequel novella sets the stage for the Noah Reid series, packed with breath-taking thrills and international adventures from secret monasteries in China to the vibrancy of New York.
When a former NSA analyst is targeted for assassination by rogue elements of the Chinese and U.S. governments, she’s forced to team with a renegade CIA spook and fight back using what she knows best—computers—to stay one step ahead of her pursuers and to extract the ultimate form of justice.
$400,000,000 is in the wind, the result of a bungled CIA operation to grab the Bank of Vietnam’s currency reserves when the Americans fled Saigon in 1975. A few decades later the word on the street is that all that money somehow ended up in Bangkok and a downwardly mobile lawyer from California named Eddie Dare is the only guy left alive who’s got a chance of finding it.
From the Big Apple, to the Big Orange, to the Big Mango. It had a kind of nutty logic to it. Bangkok was about as far from California as Eddie Dare can go without falling off the edge of the world, although after he got there he wondered if that wasn’t exactly what he had done.
Sara Caine investigates a six year old boys claim that he was murdered six years ago.
A humorous female sleuth and private investigator murder mystery novel.
Abel wielded the shepherd’s crook, his brother the reaper’s scythe. When Cain’s wrath and jealousy boil over, he ends his brother’s life. When blood cries out from fallow ground, Abel rises again, perplexed. He receives commands from God on high, but what will happen next?
Fantasy – all sub genre’s
Young Hannah receives an interesting letter. Is her pen pal a fairy prince or a prankster? How long will he write to her, and what will change as a result of his letters?
He offers her a wish. Can he really grant a wish? What will she wish, and what will she offer him in return?
Gordan of Riss is a troublemaker and thief who only wants to know where he came from, but he is drawn into the evil schemes of a sorcerer who wants the world to bow down at his feet.
Mix all this up with a drunken pixie, an army of Orcs, a Seer who wants Gordan dead and a diminutive, stuttering assassin and you have all the ingredients for a madcap comedic adventure guaranteed to entertain.
An empire ruled by evil and fear; a king obsessed with greed for greater power and desire to conquer other realms.
Alaira has just stood up against the tyranny and committed the most serious crime in the kingdom. If captured, she will face brutal punishment. With the King’s men on her back and his dark magic against her fate, she is on the run in a race against time.
With no place left to hide, her only hope is to escape through the Gates of Heaven, a mythical portal to other realms. But there is a problem. To reach the Gates of Heaven one must cross the enchanted forest and no one has ever survived it before.
Will Alaira find the Gates of Heaven? Will she be able to escape Creed or will she meet the dreaded fate of every criminal in Myrth?
The plotting continues in a real life game of life or death.
When twelve year old Jack Paris feels the small jaws of a creature that shouldn’t exist clamp down on his leg, life as he knows it in Texas comes to a sudden end. Jack discovers that an evil wizard from another world hunts him for unknown purposes and will stop at nothing to capture him. When Jack finally realizes why the wizard needs him, he learns that to live and love, you sometimes have to be willing to die.
A naive diplomat and his radical servant set out to track down a killer and foil an assassination in a city where appearance is reality.
Life’s a bitch and then you die. And die. And die. And…
My name is Mackenzie Adams and I’m good at killing zombies and other nasty creatures. Oh, wait. That’s when I’m playing the latest video game, not real life. My actual life is much more normal. *Bor-ing*. At least it was until I died. That’s right. I went adios, caput. I exited life as we know it. Except… I didn’t. I’m alive and well.
When childhood nightmares that have been locked away begin to resurface, I learn that I have a unique ability to cheat death but only if I willingly sacrifice myself to save someone else’s life.
As enemies from my past reveal their true nature, my secret is threatened. If word got out, it would make me mucho unpopular.
Science Fiction – all sub genre’s
In a world where there are no more human births, a group of freedom-fighters works to topple the demonic Regime.
On a planet where women are born to rule, Empress Nadira’s secret affair with her slave threatens to rip her family apart. When she joins the highest council in the land, her secret is revealed. Will Nadira go against everything she believes in to protect her family, or will she choose her heart and doom everyone she loves to death?
Slavery, or mate to an Alien Commander? Which would you choose?
Paris had lost her parents at a young age and instead of going into the foster system, she ended up on the streets. Sure, life was tough for a 17-year-old girl with no one to turn to, but she made her way on the streets of Los Angeles for years. That is, until one day when she was no longer on the streets.
Commander Venay of the V’Zenian Empire was a man on a mission. It was his responsibility to ensure a good lot of human slaves made it back to his planet each year. But this time it was different, he saw her across a field and knew he had to have her, at all costs.
The choice was simple, Paris could be a slave on the V’Zenian home world, or she could become Venay’s mate and provide him with the offspring his people so desperately needed! Until the V’Zenian’s most venomous rival, the Zateelians, attacked Venay’s ship and forced them to crash land on a distant planet. Paris had a new choice to make: save herself or help Venay exterminate aliens who have a sinister plan for the humans.
Come and join J.L. Hendricks on her next voyage! Worlds Away is the first in a Sci-Fi Romantic/Adventure trilogy where aliens abduct women for more than just slavery, they abduct them to continue their own race! If you like Ruby Lionsdrake, then you will enjoy Worlds Away! This is a mostly clean romance with an HEA in each book. If it were a movie, it would be PG-13.
It’s Christmas! The alien invasion has begun.
Carrie Hatchett’s Christmas is a standalone novelette in the Carrie Hatchett, Space Adventurer series. For lovers of Dr Who and other slightly silly scifi.
Christmas Eve 1968. The space race sends three brave Americans hurtling into the wild black yonder in a tiny capsule traveling faster than a speeding bullet. The best minds at NASA give the Apollo 8 astronauts an even money chance of dying in their attempt to enter lunar orbit. These steely-eyed missile men pull it off — and then something incredible happens. Something they must never reveal to the outside world.
One human, one alien warrior, and a not-so-abandoned asteroid base full of alien monsters. What could possibly go wrong?
Unlocking the Potential of the Human Mind
Scientific Breakthrough… Or a Really Bad Idea?
Research geneticist and genetic engineer, Lionel Adams is on the verge of unlocking the vast reserves of the human mind. The head of the genetics research lab where Lionel works is excited about the possibilities and the potential mega-profits. But not nearly as excited as their foreign competitors who are counting on their inside man at Bio Vita to deliver Adam’s secret into their hands.
Action-Packed fantasy Adventure
Matsura brought a new technology to Eridani Prime to help turn the tide in the war against the alien Hive. He didn’t expect to find love. But can love survive in the face of not only war but death itself?
Sanaa finds out her life is far from ordinary when she’s pulled from her job to spy on the main Japanese clans of her city. She’s plunged into a world of secrets and lies, she falls in love, she learns to sword fight, and she’s confronted with the biggest secret of all, her family legacy.
Science fiction romance series starter- An assassin decides to change his ways
Seventeen-year-old Vita is the daughter of two prominent scientists. When her unique ability to project her consciousness onto different planes without aid is discovered, the ambitious Director takes over her development, and he wants to see just how far she can go.
Succeeding where others have failed has a price. A growing population of Shells – people whose minds have shattered from the stress of experimentation – shows just how ruthless the Director can be in pursuit of his goal.
It’s up to Vita’s Processor, young hotshot James, to catch her before she breaks.
But he’s keeping a dangerous secret.
With the Director’s tasks getting more and more impossible, James’s growing affection for her, and the sudden appearance of a mysterious stranger, Vita’s mind is reeling.
Someone is playing games with her.
A game where the loser ends up shattered.
Vita must make the choice:
Continue risking her life
or make an unprecedented escape?
A woman from Central Asia deals with life in America after divorce.
Romance – all sub-genre’s:
Irish immigrant Bridget O’Cuinn shows us what a Halloween party in nineteenth-century America would have been like. Based on real accounts from real women of the time, this book weaves historical practices with the narratives of Sweet Town.
Just Dreams is a romantic legal thriller
When your marriage is in trouble, you have to decide whether to give up, or fight!
The chance to start life all over with the help of a stranger.
Two paramedics rescue a young girl from a house fire and then escape to the mountains for a needed holiday break.
A woman rancher hitches the community’s dreams to her sleigh ride business and ropes in a heap of trouble for them and her heart.
Jayne Gardner turned her family’s ranch into the successful Snowed Inn Lodge and Restaurant. After she learns the community has one month to earn funds needed for a grant, she donates her company’s sleigh rides for a community fundraiser.
When Jayne’s new volunteer sleigh driver turns out to be Forrest Hunsaker, the man who left her three years ago, Jayne sets up three rules to maintain a professional distance and protect her heart.
When vandals strike Snowed Inn, Jayne must team up with Forrest to prevent a fundraiser fail. Now Jayne must decide if breaking all her rules will break her heart. Again.
Snowed Inn is the first book in the Western Hearts Series. All books in the series can be read as stand alone, clean and wholesome, romance novels.
When Robyn’s old flame Arrowe charms his way into her Sherwood Tournament, will their sparks once again ignite romance? Or will Robyn douse the fire before it starts?
Someone has their eye on her. Someone seems drawn to her like a moth to a flame. I will stop at nothing to keep her safe from them, from harm, but at what cost? When desire turns to fixation, then, obsession. Is it possible for the cause of her problems, to also be the solution?
When schoolteacher Natalie meets chess grandmaster Adrien at the Bistro La Bohème, the connection is immediate and real — until life makes a move to test how well they know their hearts…
LESSONS IN LOVE is the touching NEW ADULT ROMANCE story of two people who fall in love at the wrong time, in the wrong place, but make the ultimate sacrifice and do the right thing. “Lessons in Love has a feel-good and compelling plot that could easily be made into a movie. It’s most highly recommended!” — 5 Stars from Readers’ Favorite.
Angelica Mason is no joke. Her motto, ‘it’s my way or the highway’. You can take me or leave me she says but she’s more than sure you will take her.
No longer satisfied with her high power job in Washington DC, she returns home to Smoothville, Georgia looking for love. Specifically, the love of her life, the high school sweetheart she ditched when she went away to college.
Angelica is surprised when she discovers she loves her Smoothville Georgia City Manager position. She’s not a bit surprised, however, when she crosses paths with Shawn Mallory the man she plans to marry.
Is a Valentine’s Day wedding in the making?
Paranormal Romance and Mystery:
Cats and birds cannot mate everyone knows that. However, Ophelia and Caesar prove them wrong, and the only question that remains is which will come first the kitten or the egg?
He was her destination she just didn’t know it.
She’s a psychic with a bad attitude. He’s a vampire/hybrid who fights demons on the side. Put them together and all Hell breaks loose!
Abby’s major screw-up brings the wrath of Zeus upon her head. He offers her a choice—work for him or spend the rest of her days hanging out in Hades with her ex-husband. For Abby, this choice is a no-brainer, especially when Zeus says the only thing he wants her to do is make a love match. She’s the Goddess of Love. What could go wrong?
What did you think? Is that a great collection of fantastic books or what? I hope you enjoyed them and found several books you want to read, if not all.
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**I have not read most of the books in this list. The Authors have self-identified their books for the listed categories.**