The Glass Mermaid: A Modern Fairy Tale Romance (The Chancellor Fairy Tales Book 1) by Melanie Karsak

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.

All life is as fragile as glass.

What would you sacrifice to save the one you love?

Author: Melanie Karsak

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
122 reviews

THRONE OF NOVOXOS: VAN LAVEN CHRONICLES (Book 1) by Tyler Chase

An action-packed, psychological thriller that explores the depths of obsession and betrayal, and the shocking lengths a man will go to hold on to what he desires most…

Sometimes the enemy within is worse than the enemy without…

Lord Comron Van Laven is the brave but deeply troubled heir to throne. Lady Vaush Bastionli, is the spirited daughter of his mortal enemy, the one woman he should never love. But when a cruel twist of fate forces them to rely upon each other for their very survival, old hatreds are supplanted by something far too powerful for them to resist.

But a startling revelation about Vaush’s true origins threatens to destroy Comron’s kingdom. Meanwhile, his own deeply disturbing family history may prove to be his undoing. Possessed by his fiery passion for Vaush, yet compelled to protect his realm, Comron embarks on a thrilling, inter-planetary odyssey that plunges the couple into the midst of epic battles and raging political power struggles.

Those seeking to kill or control Vaush relentlessly hunt the two as they race to Novoxos where Comron can help Vaush fulfill her destiny and save the Empire from a horrible, apocalyptic fate. If only Comron’s internal chaos doesn’t destroy them first…

Author: Tyler Chase

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
121 reviews

Dreamthief: An Urban Fantasy Fairy Tale (Fairy World MD Book 1) by Tamara Grantham

Visiting Faythander is a nasty business. Forget the fairies and unicorns, most people come back with lost memories and mental problems. Olive Kennedy knows. She’s the therapist who treats patients suffering from Faythander’s side effects. Despite her empty bank account, she takes pride in her job as Houston’s only Fairy World medical doctor. She’s never failed to cure a client–until now.Traveling back to Faythander wasn’t on Olive’s to-do list. But she has no choice. The fate of both Earth and Fairy depends on her ability to stop an ancient being called the Dreamthief. To complicate matters, she may be losing her heart to someone who can’t love her in return. Saving the world, she can handle. Falling in love–not so much.As if battling the forces of evil wasn’t difficult enough… This book has been rated using the Crimson Tree Publishing Disclosure System. All scores are out of 5. For more details please visit the their website.Violence – 5Language – 3Romance / Sensuality – 2Drugs / Alcohol – 3This Book Is Part Of A Series

Author: Tamara Grantham

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
229 reviews

Death Becomes Her (The Kurtherian Gambit Book 1) by Michael Anderle

What you thought you knew about Vampires and Werewolves is wrong…so very, very, wrong.A thousand years of effort to keep the UnknownWorld hidden is unraveling and the Patriarch is tired.  He needs to find someone to take over.He finds Bethany Anne.Unknown, untested and untried she sets out to accomplish the impossible while forging a new future.  One that no one knew was in danger.And she does it with an attitude that will make you stand up and cheer!They say a dress can make a women, but in this case, the dress is Death, and Death Becomes Her very well indeed.Read the series one Amazon Reviewer MistyDawn says: “I’m surprised. I thought when I read the first book in this series, that it couldn’t get better…. I was wrong. I read almost continuously, and for the past year and a half, I haven’t read a series (or even one) book that I’ve loved as much. With such loyal characters, friendship, and badassery… just don’t wait to start reading these. So just, just wow.”**Please note, as mentioned in a review, there is flagrantly foul language in these novels. The main character does not have a problem with cussing, just uninspired cussing.Series includes: Death Becomes Her – The Kurtherian Gambit 01 Queen Bitch – The Kurtherian Gambit 02 Love Lost – The Kurtherian Gambit 03 Bite This – The Kurtherian Gambit 04 Never Forsaken – The Kurtherian Gambit 05Under My Heel – The Kurtherian Gambit 06Kneel or Die – The Kurtherian Gambit 07We Will Build – The Kurtherian Gambit 08It’s Hell To Choose – The Kurtherian Gambit 09Release The Dogs of War – The Kurtherian Gambit 10Sued For Peace – The Kurtherian Gambit 11Short Stories Tied in to the Main Series include:You Don’t Mess with John’s Cousin – Frank Kurns Stories of the UnknownWorld 01Bitch’s Night Out – Frank Kurns Stories of the UnknownWorld 02

Author: Michael Anderle

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
1306 reviews

My Fair Assassin (Paranormal Misfits Book 1) by C.J. Anaya

It’s not everyday a teenage girl is singled out for assassination.

Crysta has come to accept the fact that she is freakishly different. Her shocking white hair, creepy powers, and weird eating habits have prevented her from fitting in with her various foster families. Now that she is fully emancipated and providing for herself, she hopes that life will settle down and become something halfway normal.

Her hopes are shattered when a dangerous man with lethal intent breaks into her apartment, but this enticing stranger isn’t what he seems. Is he here to kill her or protect her from others who will?

My Fair Assassin is a romantic short story with elements of paranormal and urban fantasy woven in for an entertaining read. It also touches on social issues involving personal self-esteem and acceptance. Adults and teens alike will enjoy getting lost in the pages of Crysta’s story as she finally comes to accept who she is…or rather what she is.

Excerpt:

His movements as he studied me and my dingy apartment were stiff and watchful. His expression was that of guarded
curiosity, and when my cat, Nala, made a small whining noise from my bedroom down the hall, his stance came to attention and his arm muscles went taut as he withdrew a small dagger from a sheath at his waist.

Honestly, where had this guy come from, and why weren’t we dating?

Oh, yeah. He was here to kill me.

“It’s just my cat,” I said, raising my hands in a placating gesture. “My roommate, Jami, is out of town for the weekend.”

“What?” He lowered his dagger and stared me down.

I didn’t feel threatened by his gaze. I almost felt drawn to it and wondered if he was as curious about me as I was about him.

Stupid! I am so stupid.

Any other recently emancipated seventeen-year-old would have run screaming around her apartment in an attempt to get her
worthless, noisy neighbors to call the cops, or at the very least, come to her aid.

Not me, apparently. Nope. I was content to stare at the gorgeous criminal before me with all thoughts of fight or flight escaping my slow-witted mental processes.

Kindle Categories

Kindle Short Reads 30 min(12-21 pages)Science Fiction and Fantasy
Fae Romance
Science Fiction and Fantasy, Anthologies and Short Stories
Teen and Young Adult
Kindle Short Reads 30 minutes(12-21 pages) romance
Paranormal and Urban Fantasy

Author: C.J. Anaya

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
205 reviews

Champions of the Dragon (Epic Fallacy Book 1) by Michael James Ploof and Holly M. Kothe

Champions of the Dragon is now a USA Today Bestseller.Murland Kadabra has always dreamed of becoming a great wizard. However, at age 19, the young apprentice has yet to successfully cast a single spell. He has been reduced to grounds keeper of Abra Tower, and has become the laughing stock of the wizarding school. But when the Most High Wizard Kazimir chooses him to be one of the five Champions of the Dragon, Murland’s life changes forever.He soon finds himself traveling through the wilds with four unlikely companions, including an alcoholic knight, a gay elf prince, a dwarf with humanism, and an obese ogre. Prophecy dictates that these champions must march west to the shadowy peak of Bad Mountain, where they are destined to do battle with the dreaded dragon of legend, Drak’Noir.But what few people know, is that the prophecy is not altogether true. For it is not five champions who Kazimir chooses, but five fools. They are not meant to defeat the dragon, but to feed her.To change their fate, the Champions of the Dragon must not only overcome their enemies, but also themselves.Champions of the Dragon, Book 1 of Epic Fallacy, is a satirical high-adventure romp through the Fantasy genre in the tradition of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series. From USA Today Bestselling Author Michael James Ploof.

Author: Michael James Ploof and Holly M. Kothe

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
308 reviews

My Fair Assassin (Paranormal Misfits Book 1) by C.J. Anaya

It’s not everyday a teenage girl is singled out for assassination.

Crysta has come to accept the fact that she is freakishly different. Her shocking white hair, creepy powers, and weird eating habits have prevented her from fitting in with her various foster families. Now that she is fully emancipated and providing for herself, she hopes that life will settle down and become something halfway normal.

Her hopes are shattered when a dangerous man with lethal intent breaks into her apartment, but this enticing stranger isn’t what he seems. Is he here to kill her or protect her from others who will?

My Fair Assassin is a romantic short story with elements of paranormal and urban fantasy woven in for an entertaining read. It also touches on social issues involving personal self-esteem and acceptance. Adults and teens alike will enjoy getting lost in the pages of Crysta’s story as she finally comes to accept who she is…or rather what she is.

Excerpt:

His movements as he studied me and my dingy apartment were stiff and watchful. His expression was that of guarded
curiosity, and when my cat, Nala, made a small whining noise from my bedroom down the hall, his stance came to attention and his arm muscles went taut as he withdrew a small dagger from a sheath at his waist.

Honestly, where had this guy come from, and why weren’t we dating?

Oh, yeah. He was here to kill me.

“It’s just my cat,” I said, raising my hands in a placating gesture. “My roommate, Jami, is out of town for the weekend.”

“What?” He lowered his dagger and stared me down.

I didn’t feel threatened by his gaze. I almost felt drawn to it and wondered if he was as curious about me as I was about him.

Stupid! I am so stupid.

Any other recently emancipated seventeen-year-old would have run screaming around her apartment in an attempt to get her
worthless, noisy neighbors to call the cops, or at the very least, come to her aid.

Not me, apparently. Nope. I was content to stare at the gorgeous criminal before me with all thoughts of fight or flight escaping my slow-witted mental processes.

Kindle Categories

Kindle Short Reads 30 min(12-21 pages)Science Fiction and Fantasy
Fae Romance
Science Fiction and Fantasy, Anthologies and Short Stories
Teen and Young Adult
Kindle Short Reads 30 minutes(12-21 pages) romance
Paranormal and Urban Fantasy

Author: C.J. Anaya

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
204 reviews

Dead Radiance (A Valkyrie Novel – Book 1) (The Valkyrie Series) by T.G. Ayer

What readers are saying:
“…a beautiful mixture of mythology, fantasy, and adventure”
“… a great adventure that kept me riveted from start to finish.”
“…book was brilliant! I couldn’t put it down…a real emotional rollercoaster that had mine all over the place and my heart beating in time to theirs…”
“…beautifully written with strong, vibrant prose, engaging characters and a wonderful story…”
***
Bryn Halbrook had always seen the glow on the people around her. And she knows all too well what psychiatrists do to people who claim impossible powers. She’s always stayed below the radar, but when she discovers the meaning of the beautiful auras, she’s not sure why she was cursed with the ability to see the soon-to-be-dead and be unable to do anything about it.
But Bryn is on the brink of the unbelievable truth – she is a creature from myth. Valkyrie- a warrior maiden of the God Odin. And a Collector of Souls.

Aidan Lee just can’t do what he’s told. Visiting Craven was not supposed to be a time to fall in love. He’s just helpless when faced with the beautiful Brynhildr, but there is more to the biker dude that either Bryn or Aidan himself knows.

Can their fledgling love survive the secrets and intrigue, the reality of Odin’s realm of Asgard, the pressures of being a warrior of the gods,

But Bryn lucks out when the Trickster god Loki sets his sights on her. Can Bryn hold her own against the charmingly manipulative god long enough to discover what Loki is really planning?
Dead Radiance is a fantasy filled with passion and intrigue, betrayal and broken hearts, that will keep you turning the page.

Originally released: February 22, 2012
Other Books in this series:
Dead Radiance (#1) The Valkyrie Series
Dead Embers (#2) The Valkyrie Series
Dead Chaos (#3) The Valkyrie Series
Dead Wrath (#4) The Valkyrie Series
Dead Silence (#5) The Valkyrie Series (2015)

Author: T.G. Ayer

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
287 reviews

THRONE OF NOVOXOS: VAN LAVEN CHRONICLES (Book 1) by Tyler Chase

An action-packed, psychological thriller that explores the depths of obsession and betrayal, and the shocking lengths a man will go to hold on to what he desires most…

Sometimes the enemy within is worse than the enemy without…

Lord Comron Van Laven is the brave but deeply troubled heir to throne. Lady Vaush Bastionli, is the spirited daughter of his mortal enemy, the one woman he should never love. But when a cruel twist of fate forces them to rely upon each other for their very survival, old hatreds are supplanted by something far too powerful for them to resist.

But a startling revelation about Vaush’s true origins threatens to destroy Comron’s kingdom. Meanwhile, his own deeply disturbing family history may prove to be his undoing. Possessed by his fiery passion for Vaush, yet compelled to protect his realm, Comron embarks on a thrilling, inter-planetary odyssey that plunges the couple into the midst of epic battles and raging political power struggles.

Those seeking to kill or control Vaush relentlessly hunt the two as they race to Novoxos where Comron can help Vaush fulfill her destiny and save the Empire from a horrible, apocalyptic fate. If only Comron’s internal chaos doesn’t destroy them first…

Author: Tyler Chase

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
158 reviews