Friday, January 10, 2014

Freebie Friday, on Nook too (72)

Barnes & Nobles Freebie Friday Thread.

I...didn't find any deals yet. Sorry.

Soulless by Skyla Dawn Cameron
This is free with 2 chapters a week going live. Tuesday & Thursday.
Anais Peake was created to devour the souls of otherwise unkillable monsters, but with every soul she eats, she loses a little of her own. She’s been in retirement for eighteen months when her monster hunting best friend shows up one winter night needing help, and so Ani temporarily returns to a life she tried hard to escape.
Their plans go awry on a deserted highway when a harpy attacks and Ani’s friend is killed. Ani is pulled out of the role of sidekick and thrust into the uncomfortable shoes of heroine in a mystery involving both human and otherworldly monsters, with only her neighbour/cat babysitter, an old friend still suffering grief and anger, and an empath funeral director for help to solve her friend’s murder.
But fate has patiently been waiting: Ani was created with a purpose in mind and retirement or not, she has to face what she is and what she’s capable of.
Even if her soul doesn’t survive it.
The Stroke of Midnight: A Supernatural New Year's Anthology
Smashwords Description:
It's New Year's Eve and the supernatural community is ringing in the New Year with style! 

Fourteen of your favorite authors have come together to bring you The Stroke of Midnight: A Supernatural New Year's Anthology! 

The Stroke of Midnight features fourteen urban fantasy/paranormal short stories. Celebrate the turn of the year with all the creatures that go bump in the night!

Featured Authors:
Amy Miles
Bella Roccaforte
Beth Dolgner
Brandy Dorsch
Connie Suttle
Danielle Bannister
F.F. McCulligan
Faith McKay
J.M. Gregoire
K.L. Brown
Kyra Dunst
Lola Rayne
Michael Siemsen
Susan Illene

The Demon Of Synar by Donna McDonald
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Being captain of his own rescue ship is the life Liam Synar has always dreamed of living. Being master of a hereditary demon is not. Coveting Malachi's power, his exiled evil brother hunts him, wanting to capture the demon that Liam's life mate now unknowingly hosts. Putting Malachi inside Ania two years ago had been an act to save her when she almost died saving his. If only the demon hadn't killed again.

Viridis by Calista Taylor
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In steampunk Victorian London, where airships dot the sky and tinkerings abound, Lady Phoebe Hughes develops an herbal elixir, Viridis, unlike any other. London's elite flock to her club to experience the euphoria and heightened senses the drink brings, an orgasm brought on by a single kiss. But when Lord Hawthorne is murdered after leaving her club, Phoebe is shocked to find that not only was he working for the Special Services to infiltrate the Cause, a movement fighting for the city's poor, he was also in possession of her secret formulation for Viridis.

Adding to her difficulties is the unexpected return of Mr. Seth Elliott, a brilliant tinkerer who stole her heart and imagination, only to abandon her when she needed him most. Unable to ignore all that is between them, Phoebe finds herself falling for Seth once again, only to have a powerful rival for her affections wrongly accuse Seth of attempted murder. As Phoebe struggles with a way to free her love, revolution, conspiracy and murder threaten to ruin it all.

*** Author's note: Some scenes are not suitable for those under 18 years of age. ***

Close Liaisons by Anna Zaires
Amazon  /  Barnes & Nobles
A dark and edgy romance that will appeal to fans of erotic and turbulent relationships . . .

In the near future, the Krinar rule the Earth. An advanced race from another galaxy, they are still a mystery to us - and we are completely at their mercy.

Shy and innocent, Mia Stalis is a college student in New York City who has led a very normal life. Like most people, she's never had any interactions with the invaders - until one fateful day in the park changes everything. Having caught Korum's eye, she must now contend with a powerful, dangerously seductive Krinar who wants to possess her and will stop at nothing to make her his own. 

How far would you go to regain your freedom? How much would you sacrifice to help your people? What choice will you make when you begin to fall for your enemy?

Star Wanderers Part 1: Outwolder by Joe Vasicek
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When Jeremiah arrived at Megiddo Station, all he wanted was to make some trades and resupply his starship. He never thought he'd come away with a wife. 

Before he knows it, he's back on his ship, alone with his accidental bride. Since neither of them speak the same language, he has no way to tell her that there's been a terrible mistake. And because of the deadly famine ravaging her home, there's no going back. She's entirely at his mercy, and that terrifies him more than anything. 

Jeremiah isn't ready to take responsibility for anyone. He's a star wanderer, roaming the Outworld frontier in search of his fortune. Someday he'll settle down, but for now, he just wants to drop the girl off at the next port and move on. 

As he soon finds out, though, she has other plans. 

STAR WANDERERS: OUTWORLDER is a 15,000 word (40-60 page) novelette set in the Gaia Nova universe one thousand years before the events of BRINGING STELLA HOME. It is the first part in the STAR WANDERERS series, which includes: 


Anja's Star by Lyn Brittan
One does not lose a pirate's spaceship.

One could have it ripped away by the captain's idiot son, Retzi, who used it as collateral in a card game, but one does not lose it. At least, not Anja, not that it matters. If the captain finds out, she's the one who'll be held responsible.

She has exactly two weeks to get that ship back before the authorities, the Captain and the galaxy at large, calls in their debts. If she can manage to keep Retzi focused on helping her steal it back, rather than getting her in bed, they just might have a shot at making it out of this mess.

SciFi Love Bites: Quick and Steamy Futuristic Romances

How to Date an Alien by Magan Vernon
High school senior Alex Bianchi's estranged father gets her an internship at Circe Operations Center to pad her college applications. But Circe isn't your typical military base. It's an alien-run operation center and not all of the aliens are friendly, especially the one that tries to kill Alex on her first day. When Ace, a dark-eyed Caltian, enters and saves the day, she can't help but be drawn to him. Can these star-crossed lovers survive when they're on the brink of intergalactic war?

Rebel Heart by Lizzy Ford
Futuristic romance. After nuclear strikes cripple the East Coast in the year 2135, security expert Lana is alone with a secret she must protect at all costs, even if it means placing her life – and her heart – in the hands of Brady, the compelling, dangerous leader of the rebellion. As a member of the lower class, Brady serves two masters: the rebellion and the regular army. It will take all his connections and strength to protect Lana and keep from falling in love with her.

Space Junque by L.K. Rigel
When the old world dies, can a new one be far behind?

It's late in the 21st century, and the earth is a quagmire of environmental pollution and political corruption. At the airport fleeing a government quarantine, Char Meadowlark runs into cocky pilot Jake Ardri. 

When eco-terrorists attack, Char escapes with Jake in his shuttle the Space Junque. The battle spreads across the planet and up into orbit. It feels like the end of the world, but an ancient goddess returns to save humanity.

The DOGs want to destroy the world. 
The gods want to make a new one. 
The trick is to survive both.

Hull Damage by Timothy J. Meyer
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Earning a decent living as an interstellar pirate has never exactly been easy, but the crew of The Unconstant Lover has got it particularly raw. Contending daily with the mechanical failures of their haggard spaceship and the best efforts of bounty hunters to collect the growing price on their heads, this crew of cutthroats, buccaneers and scofflaws use wits, weapons and wisecracks to make off with as much booty as they can, with the forces of law and order never more than one step behind.

The only impediment between them and a quiet criminal career is their blowhard of a captain. Ace pilot, megalomaniac and complete moron, Captain Nemo leads his motley crew with bluster and bravado through planetary blockades, space station shootouts and rowdy barroom brawls, hell-bent on becoming the most fearsome dread pirate this galaxy’s ever seen. A bidding war between three of the galaxy’s least forgiving crime lords could very possibly be his worst idea to date, but when it comes to The Unconstant Lover and her captain, the line between brilliance and insanity might just have disappeared.



  1. Lots of sci-fi titles, huh? I have to say that I'm more for the Victorian Steampunk one! ;)

    1. Silvia, yes there was a lot of scifi romances for free. :) I did have to pick them up, and the Victorian Steampunk too! :D Hope you enjoy the one you found. :)

  2. Yay that the evil word ver is gone

    1. Blodeuedd, I hate using it, but I was getting spammed really bad there for a while. It's been good this first week. Knock on wood. So hope it stays that way. :)

  3. Oh sounds like a great list! I already have a couple of these, but need to look at the rest. :D

  4. Love the sound of The Stroke of Midnight, as I'm a sucker for anthologies!


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