Girl in the Red Hood: A Retelling of Little Red Riding Hood (The Classical Kingdoms Collection Book 4) by Brittany Fichter

Not all the shadows that shift in the forest choose a life of darkness. Sometimes it is chosen for them.After her father moves the family to a village deep in a sunless forest, Liesel is bitten by a wolf, and unbeknownst to her, marked for a terrifying destiny. Befriended by a mysterious boy in the woods soon after, however, Liesel finds herself falling in love with the one person in the world who can save her from that awful end or doom her to it. In this retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, Liesel must decide whether to accept her fate for the sake of those she loves, or fight for the freedom to choose her own way.Buy “Girl in the Red Hood” to escape into the world of the Classical Kingdoms Collection, a set of fairy tale retellings for grownups who still believe in sacrifice, true love, and the magic of happily-ever-afters. This book comes after The Becoming Beauty Trilogy, but can be read as a stand-alone.

Author: Brittany Fichter

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
63 reviews

Stone Cold Magic (Ella Grey Series Book 1) by Jayne Faith and Christine Castle

Demon patrol officer Ella Grey was pronounced dead after an accident on the job, but eighteen minutes later she woke up on a gurney bound for the morgue. With no explanation for her mysterious resurrection, she just wants to get back to life as usual. But she didn’t return to the living alone. The soul of a reaper followed her back from the grave, and it’s not just along for the ride. It’s taking over her body and mind, trying to use her to continue its morbid work. But it also gives her visions of her troubled brother, Evan, who disappeared years ago.The reaper might be her biggest ally in her search for Evan—if it doesn’t eat her soul first.Torn between the instinct to survive and the realization that only death’s eyes can lead her to her brother, Ella throws herself into a race against time to somehow outmaneuver the reaper.Stone Cold Magic is the first in a brand new urban fantasy series that will keep you turning pages late into the night. If you like Kim Harrison, Ilona Andrews, or Patricia Briggs then you won’t want to miss this thrilling first installment of the Ella Grey Series by Jayne Faith!From reviewers:”Jam packed with amazing supernaturals!””I was hooked from the first few pages. Finished it in one day!””Great storyline and the characters are realistic, creative, and fascinating. Readers will love the unique flavours of this book. I can’t wait to see more.””This book is kickass and had me second guessing through the whole thing. I cannot wait for the next one!”Ella Grey Urban Fantasy SeriesStone Cold MagicDark Harvest MagicDemon Born MagicWant to know when new releases hit? Text CCJFBOOKS to 24587, and Jayne will send new release updates straight to your phone. (You’ll get a text no more than twice a month — only when there’s a flash sale or a new book.)

Author: Jayne Faith and Christine Castle

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
237 reviews

Enchant: Beauty and the Beast Retold (Romance a Medieval Fairytale Book 1) by Demelza Carlton

A beastly prince. An enchanting beauty. Only love can break the spell.Once upon a time…The wicked King Thorn forced the enchantress Zuleika to cast a terrible curse. She fled his court to travel the world, helping those who need her magic most. Until a search for her merchant father’s lost ships leads her to an enchanted island, where Prince Vardan, the island’s ruler, is afflicted by the most powerful curse Zuleika has ever encountered. She’s not sure she can reverse the spell, but she’s determined to try. After all, a prince who fights pirates can’t be all bad…no matter how beastly his appearance.Together, can the enchanting beauty and the beastly prince break the spell?

Author: Demelza Carlton

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
528 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
231 reviews

Lake of Destiny: A Scottish Legends Romance (Celtic Legends Collection) by Martina Boone

Helping her aunt organize a festival in the Scottish Highlands where Rob Roy MacGregor once lived seems like the perfect escape from Anna Cameron’s broken engagement. But to succeed in aiding the cash-starved community, she’ll have to wrangle kilt-wearing Highlanders, dangerous sheep, and the reclusive film star who refuses to open his property to the public for the ancient tradition of Sighting.     To locals, the glen has always been known as a thin place, one where the veil between worlds peels back on Beltane morning to reflect the face of a person’s true love in the loch. The tradition could draw tourists by the busload–but that’s exactly what Connal MacGregor doesn’t want when he’s desperate to keep himself and his daughter out of the public eye.     Struggling to mediate between Connal and the needs of the village, Anna finds herself falling in love with all of it: Connal and his disfigured daughter, the villagers, and the magical glen. But opening the Sighting to strangers reveals generations of secrets and exposes deep scars in both Anna and Connal. Confronting those wounds could finally set them free to love–or endanger their every chance of happiness.     Perfect for fans of Diana Gabaldon’s historical Scottish romances, Nora Roberts’ trilogies, Susanna Kearsley’s gothic romantic suspense, and the heartwarming women’s fiction of Susan Wiggs, Sarah Addison Allen, Susan Mallery, Lauren K. Denton, and Inglath Cooper.       ★★★★★  PRAISE FOR LAKE OF DESTINY ★★★★★Delightful, charming, and heartwarming! — New York Times bestselling author Wendy Higgins   I loved this! It reminds me of a Nora Roberts series, The Gallaghers of Ardmore . . . but a Scottish version with men in kilts! — Two Chicks on Books    Outlander-Lite Meets Gilmore Girls in Scotland. This is a story that sucked me in from the start and didn’t let go until I’d laughed, shed a few tears and worked up an appetite. Fast. Fun. Romantic. Read it! — Jenuine Cupcakes     Reminds me of a Maeve Binchy-type novel. The storytelling is fantastic, the characters are well-defined, and believable and she weaves such a tale of love and magic!  — Amazon Customer Erin E Wolf        “AMAZING” “WOW!” “I honestly can’t rave about this book enough” “An enchanted trip to the Scottish Highlands” “Found myself getting lost in the words and not wanting to return home” “Stole my heart” “Loved every page, every chapter” “Couldn’t put it down” “Didn’t want the story to end” “Makes me wish I could magic myself into this story” — Amazon Customers     ★★★★★ PRAISE FOR COMPULSION ★★★★★”Skillfully blends rich magic and folklore with adventure, sweeping romance, and hidden treasure . . . Impressive.” — Publisher’s Weekly “So swoon-worthy it’s ridiculous.” RT Book Reviews, RT Editors Best Books of the Year”Darkly romantic and steeped in Southern Gothic charm, you ll be compelled to get lost in the Heirs of Watson Island series.” — #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout “Charming and steamy on the surface, with cold-blooded secrets buried down deep.” — Kendare Blake, New York Times bestselling author         ★★★★★ MARTINA BOONE’S CELTIC LEGENDS COLLECTION ★★★★★     The novels of the Celtic Legends collection are heartwarming, uplifting, and suspenseful contemporary love stories set in enchanting locations full of history, legend, and magic along with heaping doses of heart and romance. They’ll whisk you away to the Scottish Highlands, to romantic Cornish castles, and remote Irish islands. While they offer plenty of swoon, they’re clean enough for readers of all age groups. Read them in any order, although side characters from previous books are sometimes mentioned.

Author: Martina Boone

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
112 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
208 reviews

Drayton (The Taker): Evolution of a Vampire by Tony Bertauski

The Drayton Chronicles contains all 5 novellas for 3.99. Check it out.

Drayton once believed he was a vampire. He doesnt know what he is. Or why he has lived for thousands of years. He takes not his victims blood but the silky essence of their soul during their last breath. Often mistaken for the Angel of Death, his victims sometimes ask for forgiveness. Sometimes he delivers. After all, he is not without sin.

Blake Barnes commits suicide by freezing on Mt. Hood. As his life fades, he assumes Death has come to him in the form of a young man. In his last moments, he asks Death to find his family, to tell them he’s sorry. Drayton honors this last request as he absorbs Blake Barnes’ waning essence. He travels to the Lowcountry of South Carolina to find his family. But saying sorry is not always as easy as the words imply. Drayton seeks to unravel the mess Blake Barnes has left behind and the predator he’s unleashed on his family.

Author: Tony Bertauski

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
98 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
1368 reviews