Friday, May 16, 2014

Freebie Friday (5)

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Death of a Princess by T.C. Barnes

After barely surviving a vicious attack by Richard Allan Estes, the most sadistic and brilliant serial killer she’s ever come across, FBI Profiler Kayleen Archer goes back home again, retreating to the small, rural town in North Carolina that she abandoned long ago. With nothing and no one left to keep the darkness at bay, she lives in a gray world of fear; her dog, her gun, and a bottomless stash of liquor being the only things to keep her company. As such, she spends her days drinking, and praying that Estes, who remains at large, will not come back to finish the job.

Yet when a little girl goes missing from a local beauty pageant, only to turn up murdered the very next day, Kayleen is called upon to help by someone she had desperately hoped to never see again, the one man she simply cannot refuse - her first love and first loss, Sheriff Caleb Stone.

Although Kayleen wants nothing more than to drown herself and her past in an endless stream of vodka, she soon must face a harshly bitter truth: helping Caleb solve this case just might be the only chance she has to escape the black, gaping chasm into which she’s fallen.

But can she give up the solace of her alcohol-induced haze long enough to regain her razor-sharp, intuitive focus? And, if she delves deeply, yet again, into the mind of another monster, will it destroy her as she fears? Or, could it possibly help her break free from the chains of terror and regret once - and finally - for all?

Find out as the mystery deepens, the body count rises, and Kayleen and Caleb begin their dangerous journey together, to the edge of darkness and beyond...

"Death of a Princess" is the third book by author T.C. Barnes…and yet another riveting foray into the mind of madness, mayhem, and murder.

Arnco by Ben Muse

Jake Brigham, a wildly successful first time author is drowning in the undertow of his newfound success. After years of "winning," he realizes he has only lost--a beloved mother, a marriage, even his ability to create. Eventually, he leaves the demands of New York and returns to a place once close to his heart: Arnco, a dying Georgia mill village. He rebuilds his life, and his passion returns, for words, and for a childhood friend. Allie Tanner, a widowed, single mother, has been fighting demons since the day she was born. Her entire life has been a struggle-- with an alcoholic father, her own health problems, the death of her husband, and the constant worry that she may never be able to protect the one thing that means the most: her daughter Grace.

Jake ignites the spark of hope within her, and she within him. And each for very different reasons. When circumstances from their past collide with their present, will their hopes survive? Will tragedy cause a horrific breakdown or an inspirational destiny?

Amber's Faerie Tale by Devyn Dawson
Series: The Light Tamer #2.5

You asked for it, you've got it... Amber's story! If you haven't read Enlightened, it is recommended to read that book before reading this novella. As a matter of fact, if you haven't read it...don't read the synopsis of this book....or pay attention to the title. By continuing to read, you're taking it into your own hands that you're reading a spoiler. Don't write me and say you had no idea and now you're scarred for life. Nope, you can't say those things.

You're reading at your own risk. I'm warning you to turn your eyes and run and read the first two books before going any further.

Amber goes with Jessie to have dinner with Queen Teagan on the other side of the Shimmer. The Queen sent her son Prince Jack to escort the Light Tamers to her castle. Along the way, they end up fighting for their life against a faerie clan with a hidden agenda. The woods are filled with creatures who want to capture Jessie to earn a coin the Unseelie King offers his rogue fae.

WARNING - this story is known to make you laugh out loud. You may actually snort, so be careful about reading in waiting rooms or in front of cute boys.

Airel by Aaron Patterson & Chris White
Series: The Airel Saga #1
Genre: Young Adult / Paranormal / Romance

All Airel ever wanted was to be normal, to disappear into the crowd. But bloodlines can produce surprises, like an incredible ability to heal. Then there’s Michael Alexander, the new guy in school, who is impossibly gorgeous…and captivated by her. Somewhere in the back of her mind, she can hear the sound of pages turning, and another, older story being written. It is the story of an ancient family, of great warriors, of the Sword of Light, and the struggle against an evil so terrible, so far-reaching, that it threatens everything. Airel knew change would be an inevitable part of life. But can she hold on when murder and darkness begin to close in and take away everything she loves? Will she have what it takes when the truth is finally revealed?

Shattered Halos by Sunniva Dee
Series: Halos #1
Genre: New Adult / Paranormal / Romance

I traded my death for love. I wasn’t given a choice. His decision has caught up with us, so now I am a living, breathing catalyst to war between Heaven and Hell.

The violations he committed saved my life. Since the collision, he’s appeared everywhere. In my hospital room, my school, even my house. He shows up in my paintings, my drawings, in all of my art projects. I can’t stop thinking about him.

He says his name is Gabriel, and he doesn’t understand what’s happening to him. He doesn’t know how I can see him or why he wants me in ways that should be impossible for a Celestial.

My obsession grows. I need him to hold me, kiss me—give all of himself. For every day he protects me, the consequences loom darker and taller. Soon, they’ll crash down on us.

The war is about to begin.

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