[FRIDAY FREEBIES – NIGHT 7] Free Mystery/Thriller/Suspense Books

Friday Freebies is a Friday Night feature I host here on Reckless Indulgence, where I showcase anywhere between 5 to 10 FREE E-BOOKS that I’ve recently come across online. I try to group them into categories, genre, or type – but sometimes it’s a mixed bag.

And just to be clear:

I haven’t read them (yet). I don’t know if they’re good or bad.
I’m only providing a reference for any free books I find in genres I like.


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POLAR BEAR DAWN: A DETECTIVE BERNADETTE CALLAHAN MYSTERY (Detective Bernadette Callahan of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Book 1)

by Lyle Nicholson

Red Cuillin Publishing
Pub Date  October 25, 2013
Genres     Mystery, Fiction

Google Play
Amazon / Kindle


Murders happen. But not with employees of the same company in Oil Camps in the high Arctic and Northern Canada. Two detectives, one from Alaska and one from Canada are given the case. They find the murders are connected. Now, they have to work together to find out why the victims were silenced. What secrets did their deaths conceal?

Frank Mueller, the Alaskan Detective is close to retirement. He’s been through three marriages and two stints in rehab. He is on probation with the force. He knows the Anchorage Police department has given him this case because they don’t want it investigated fully and there’s no booze in the Arctic oil camps.

Bernadette Callahan, the Canadian Detective, is in her mid thirties with a lot to prove on the force. She is Cree Indian and Irish, raised on a native reservation in Northern Canada. She’s been ingrained with the ways of the ‘people,’ by her grandmother that have given her instincts.  Her instincts tell her there is something more than four dead people—someone is settling a score. The real crime will happen soon.

The oil companies think the deaths are bad for publicity they want them solved quickly. The detectives are under pressure to come up with a verdict they know is wrong.

Callahan begins to unravel a series of unlikely suspects. A Chemistry Professor with a grudge against big oil, a Mexican low life gangster and Wall Street Executives. How are they connected?

Something is about to happen to oil supplies in the Arctic. The two Detectives can sense it. They know it’s real—can they convince others to act?

This novel is the first in Bernadette Callahan Detective Mystery/Thriller series. A female detective in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, where being a hardheaded woman who uses her instincts is not always welcome.


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ONCE GONE (a Riley Paige Mystery Book 1)

by Blake Pierce

Amazon Digital Services LLC
Pub Date  December 10, 2015
Genres     Mystery, Serial Killers, Murder, Psychological Thrillers

Google Play
Amazon / Kindle


Women are turning up dead in the rural outskirts of Virginia, killed in grotesque ways, and when the FBI is called in, they are stumped. A serial killer is out there, his frequency increasing, and they know there is only one agent good enough to crack this case: Special Agent Riley Paige.

Riley is on paid leave herself, recovering from her encounter with her last serial killer, and, fragile as she is, the FBI is reluctant to tap her brilliant mind. Yet Riley, needing to battle her own demons, comes on board, and her hunt leads her through the disturbing subculture of doll collectors, into the homes of broken families, and into the darkest canals of the killer’s mind. As Riley peels back the layers, she realizes she is up against a killer more twisted than she could have imagined. In a frantic race against time, she finds herself pushed to her limit, her job on the line, her own family in danger, and her fragile psyche collapsing.

Yet once Riley Paige takes on a case, she will not quit. It obsesses her, leading her to the darkest corners of her own mind, blurring the lines between hunter and hunted. After a series of unexpected twists, her instincts lead her to a shocking climax that even Riley could not have imagined.

A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, ONCE GONE marks the debut of a riveting new series—and a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.



RETRIBUTION: A PARANORMAL THRILLER (Psychic Detective Kate Pierce Crime Thriller Series Book 1)

by C.M. Sutter

Amazon Digital Services LLC
Pub Date  October 25, 2018
Genres     Psychic, Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Mystery, Crime

Amazon / Kindle


The violent drug-related murders of two prominent attorneys have the homicide division of the Chicago Police Department scrambling for answers, but without clues, a motive, or a suspect, not even the FBI can track down the killer.
With the media demanding an arrest and at their wits’ end, the Chicago Police Department makes an urgent call to the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office in hopes of bringing in Kate Pierce, a psychic detective, on the case. A reluctant Kate agrees only when word comes that Jesse McCord, a new friend and top-notch Chicago homicide detective, has gone missing.
Partnered with Detective Henry Johnson of Chicago’s homicide division, Kate goes on the hunt for the killer, armed with clues from her revealing dreams—and her dogged determination. As they inch closer to locating Jesse and learning the identity of the suspect, they realize the killer may be much closer than they think.

* All books are standalone stories but since characters carry over, they are best read in chronological order.

Start at the beginning of the Monroe Sisters’ world with Maniacal. Find all of the books leading up to the Kate Pierce Crime Thriller Series listed in order below.

The Detective Jade Monroe Crime Thriller Series
#1 Maniacal
#2 Captive
#3 Fallacy
#4 Premonition
#5 Exposed

Note: The Jade Monroe FBI Thriller books follow on the heels of the conclusion of Exposed, Book 5, in the Detective Jade Monroe Crime Thriller Series.

The Agent Jade Monroe FBI Thriller Series
#1 Snapped
#2 Justified
#3 Donors
#4 Leverage
#5 Malice

Note: The Amber Monroe Crime Thriller books follow on the heels of the conclusion of Malice, Book 5, in the Agent Jade Monroe FBI Thriller Series.

The Amber Monroe Crime Thriller Series
#1 Greed
#2 Avenged
#3 Vendetta
#4 Atrocity
#5 Travesty

Note: The Psychic Detective Kate Pierce Crime Thriller Series follows on the heels of the conclusion of Travesty, Book 5, in the Amber Monroe Crime Thriller Series.

The Psychic Detective Kate Pierce Crime Thriller Series
#1 Retribution
#2 Imperious
#3 Deranged
#4 Beguiled
#5 Diabolical


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FREE TO KILL (Katie Freeman Mysteries Book 1)

by Julie Mellon

Amazon Digital Services LLC
Pub Date  December 9, 2014
Genres     Serial Killers, Murder, Women Sleuths,

Amazon / Kindle


FBI Agent Katie Freeman’s life has been upended. After being reassigned from Louisiana to middle Tennessee, her new bosses suspect that her reassignment is due to an indiscretion with her previous partner. Now, she and her new partner, Michael Powell, are asked to assist on the bewildering case of a woman who was kidnapped, tortured and left for dead on her own front porch. Before they can make any headway, a second woman disappears. As the number of missing women rises, Katie and Michael must work to figure out how the women are being abducted and where they are being held. Will they be too late to save the latest woman?

Complicating matters even further is a cold case left behind by Michael’s former partner. Who murdered Henry Stephens twenty-six years ago? What happened to Henry’s wife? And why does one of the suspects act like he knows Katie?


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GONE THE NEXT (Roy Ballard Mysteries Book 1)

by Ben Rehder

Amazon Digital Services LLC
Pub Date   September 15, 2012
Genres     Fiction, Mystery, Thriller

Amazon / Kindle


Meet Roy Ballard, freelance videographer with a knack for catching insurance cheats. He’s working a routine case, complete with hours of tedious surveillance, when he sees something that shakes him to the core. There, with the subject, is a little blond girl wearing a pink top and denim shorts—the same outfit worn by Tracy Turner, a six-year-old abducted the day before. When the police are skeptical of Ballard’s report—and with his history, who can blame them?—it’s the beginning of the most important case of his life.


It’s National Comic Book Day!

National Comic Book Day is an annual holiday described by National Today as:

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s…National Comic Book Day soaring into a community near you this September 25. The holiday celebrates one of America’s most famous literary exports —the comic book. These publications —as we know them today —first originated in the United States in the 1930s. While they were first typically humorous in nature, it didn’t take long for authors to apply the comic style to all genres of storytelling. Today, comic books are celebrated by trading, collecting, attending conventions, online discussions and more. The genre has grown to include full-length novels, or graphic novels, and inspired countless movie adaptations. How will you celebrate?

It’s Banned Books Week! (Sept 22-28)

Banned Books Week is an annual awareness campaign promoted by the American Library Association and Amnesty International, that celebrates the freedom to read, draws attention to banned and challenged books, and highlights persecuted individuals.

According to ALA, these are last year’s most challenged/banned books:

“George,” by Alex Gino

This children’s novel made the list because it features a transgender character, according to the ALA.

“A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo,” by Jill Twiss, illustrated by E. G. Keller

The American Library Association reports LGBTQIA+ content, political and religious viewpoints are among the reasons why this book was challenged.

“Captain Underpants” series, written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey

This book made the list because it includes a same-sex couple, which those calling for the ban perceived as encouraging disruptive behavior, the ALA said.

“The Hate U Give,” by Angie Thomas

Thomas’ debut novel, written as a reaction to the police shooting of Oscar Grant, includes drug use, profanity and sexual references, which are reasons it was challenged. It was also deemed “anti-cop,” according to the ALA.

“Drama,” written and illustrated by Raina Telgemeier

This graphic novel is on the list because it features LGBTQIA+ characters and themes.

“Thirteen Reasons Why,” by Jay Asher

A novel turned Netflix series centers around teen suicide, which is the reason the ALA said it made the list.

“This One Summer,” by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki

A coming-of-age story is illustrated in this graphic novel and was banned or challenged because of certain illustrations and because it includes profanity and sexual references.

“Skippyjon Jones” series, written and illustrated by Judy Schachner

A Siamese cat takes center stage in this children’s picture book. It made the list due to its depiction of cultural stereotypes, the ALA said.

“The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,” by Sherman Alexie

This novel was challenged or banned due to its inclusion of profanity, sexual references and its religious viewpoint.

“This Day in June,” by Gayle E. Pitman, illustrated by Kristyna Litten

This picture book illustrates a Pride parade, and its inclusion of LGBTQIA+ content is the reason it was challenged or banned.

“Two Boys Kissing,” by David Levithan

If the title isn’t obvious, the young adult novel explores gay teens journey to love and acceptance. It was challenged due to its LGBTQIA+ content.


I can’t even begin to express how crazy I think this list is. Naturally because of the main reason against banning the majority of them in the first place: inclusion or prominent feature of LGBTQUIA+/QUILTBAG+ content. Why this is still an issue in this day and age astounds me. Truly.

I could understand if a book was made for very young children and features highly sexual situations or something like that– REGARDLESS of sexual or romantic preference. I still don’t think it should be BANNED, merely supervised or perhaps held off until a child is older to be introduced to. (And NO, featuring a gay couple isn’t a “sexual topic” or “sexual situation” folks. If that were true, then every single book about straight people would have to be labeled a “sexual book” too, since the fact that it has straight people in it MUST MEAN THERE’S STRAIGHT SEX INVOLVED. At least, that’s the logic these people are basing their judgment off of. =A= People see QUILTBAG+ individuals as nothing other than their sexual preference and it’s appalling, really. They’re PEOPLE, just like anyone else. Having one, two, or a group of them featured in a book should NOT be reason enough to ban or challenge it. That’s my very firm take on it.)


Have you read any of these books within the last year (or ever)? What did you think of them? Do you agree that they should be banned or find the accusations thrown at them preposterous? Comment below! I’d love to hear your take on it (even if it differs from mine).

[FRIDAY FREEBIES – NIGHT 6] Free Children’s eBooks

Friday Freebies is a Friday Night feature I host here on Reckless Indulgence, where I showcase anywhere between 5 to 10 FREE E-BOOKS that I’ve recently come across online. I try to group them into categories, genre, or type – but sometimes it’s a mixed bag.

And just to be clear:

I haven’t read them (yet). I don’t know if they’re good or bad.
I’m only providing a reference for any free books I find in genres I like.


.A Month of Bedtime Stories - the First Five Stories (and off you went to the woods)


by Neil McFarlane

Goodreads Link-up
Amazon Digital Services LLC
Pub Date  December 9, 2017
Genres     Children’s Stories, Humor, Bedtime, Ages 4-6, Grade K-6

Amazon / Kindle


The first five stories of the highly praised collection, “A Month of Bedtime Stories”.

Children will love being the main character and hearing about the adventures they had earlier in the day. (“You don’t remember? It must have been that bonk on the head that made you forget!”) Parents too will enjoy the humor and imagination of this book of immersive, read-aloud bedtime tales.


.A Diary of a Private School Kid


by Penn Brooks

Goodreads Link-up
Amazon Digital Services LLC
Pub Date  October 6, 2016
Genres     Children’s Books, Slice of Life, Bullying, Children’s Chapter Books, Age 8-12, Grade 3-7

Google Play
Amazon / Kindle


Private school is tough: bullies, peer pressure, uniforms, and social issues. You think it’s bad being a wimpy kid in public school? Try walking in my shoes for one day! I’m Ben Montgomery and these are my unintentionally hilarious stories of misfortune.

A Diary of a Private School Kid is a funny illustrated chapter book that’s entertaining for children, middle school students, and adults.




by Nan Sweet

Goodreads Link-up
Amazon Digital Services LLC
Pub Date  May 21, 2014
Genres     Children’s Books, Sword & Sorcery, Fantasy, Scary Stories, Folk Tales & Myths, Age 8-14, Grade 3-8

Amazon / Kindle



Ivy and Carrie love their new classroom even if the new teacher is a little strange. When Mrs. Huffity asks for volunteers to care for an egg, Ivy doesn’t budge. She’s had a few scary dreams about that egg and wants nothing to do with it.

But when trouble comes, Ivy defends the egg. In her desire to save the baby that hatches, Ivy is tossed into the middle of an adventure. She discovers more than she ever wanted to know about fierce winds and fiery dragons.

-Over 50 five-star Amazon reviews. Fans of The Chronicles of Narnia will love Nan Sweet.

~In the Dusky Hollows Series~
Book 1: Fierce Winds & Fiery Dragons
Book 2: The Curse of the Invisibles
Book 3: Too Much School
Book 4: Adrift
Book 5: An Unexpected Adventure
Book 6: The Haunted House
Book 7: The Unicorn’s Quest
Book 8: Cry of the Banshee
Book 9: Tara and the Ice Giant
Book 10: Furry Mess


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by John Ulutunu

Goodreads Link-up
Amazon Digital Services LLC
Pub Date  December 25, 2015
Genres     Children’s Books, Picture Books, Pirate, Time Travel, Action & Adventure, Age 5-18, Grade P-12

Amazon / Kindle


David is an ordinary boy, with an an EXTRA-ordinary hat! A hat that can take him to places, well beyond his wildest dreams!

Sail on a pirate ship, dance with wild animals, go on adventurous, heart throbbing expeditions… it’s all possible with the magic hat!

Hold on tight, because you are about to go on an EPIC adventure!

Are you ready… let’s begin!


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MY SNOWMAN, PAUL (Snowman Paul Book 1)

by Yossi Lapid (Author), Joanna Pasek (Illustrator)

Goodreads Link-up
Amazon Digital Services LLC
Pub Date  November 1, 2016
Genres     Bedtime story, Children’s Picture Book, preschool, kids, kindergarten, ages 2-5

Amazon / Kindle


Friendship and Fun in a Winter Wonderland!

My three-year-old’s review, “Buy this book! Cuz. People love to buy a snowman book. It is about snowmen and people and kids and doggies and snowman and house and beds. I have read this book lots of times.” – D. Lieberman (Amazon Customer, five-star review)

* Mom’s choice gold award winner.
* Moonbeam, Best Picture Book Series Award winner.

Paul is a fun-seeking snowman who loves going on adventures with friends. In this book, Snowman Paul meets Dan for the first time, and they become best friends in an adventure-filled winter wonderland. This book teaches your little ones the valuable lessons of true friendship, courage and being comfortable with who you are.

Written in rhyme and stunningly illustrated with full-page watercolors, this is the introductory volume to the multiple award-winning Snowman Paul series. This adorable story will delight children, parents and grandparents alike. It is a perfect bedtime story, and it is ideal for beginner readers. It makes a great Christmas gift, and it will show you how much fun winter can be if you embrace your imagination.

Ready to experience some fantastic fun in a magical winter wonderland? Join Dan and Snowman Paul in this imaginative and whimsical adventure!


[FRIDAY FREEBIES – NIGHT 5] 13 Free Horror, Spooky Themed books for Our Friday The 13th!

Friday Freebies is a Friday Night feature I host here on Reckless Indulgence, where I showcase anywhere between 5 to 10 FREE E-BOOKS that I’ve recently come across online. I try to group them into categories, genre, or type – but sometimes it’s a mixed bag.

And just to be clear:

I haven’t read them (yet). I don’t know if they’re good or bad.
I’m only providing a reference for any free books I find in genres I like.




by Anya Allyn

Goodreads Link-up
Amazon Digital Services LLC
Pub Date  January 10, 2017
Genres     Supernatural, Horror, YA, Children’s Scary Stories, Occult

Google Play
Amazon / Kindle


The DARK CAROUSEL series is a heart-stopping saga, a mix of the chill of American Horror Story and the fantastical elements of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

A dark presence is collecting girls, deep in the forest. Two girls have vanished, and now a third. Cassie and her friends desperately search the forest for their friend, who went missing on a hike. When they find vintage dolls hanging from strings on branches, they should have turned back.
But they didn’t.

The dolls lead to a crumbling mansion. Beneath the mansion lies a macabre, life-sized dollhouse that is controlled by a terrifying being. In the dollhouse, you must dance until your feet bleed, sit on the toy shelf if you’re bad, and if you’ve been very bad, you are sent to the toy box – a pitch-dark cavern that contains beings beyond nightmares.
And now there is no escape.
A Dark, Ghostly Gothic Horror for Ages 14 to Adult.

MUSIC BOX – Book 4 (Final)

BOX SET 1 – Books 2,3&4 (amazon.com/dp/B079SY4FNF/)
BOX SET 2 – Book 1,2,3&4 (amazon.com/dp/B079SG8KLX/)


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by A. Lopez Jr.

Goodreads Link-up
Pub Date  January 1, 2014
Genres     Horror, Occult, Fiction

Google Play
Amazon / Kindle


An old abandoned hospital haunted by the ghost of a serial killer. A group of friends too curious for their own good. An old man hiding a secret.

The old and vacant Saint Vincent Hospital is said to be haunted by the ghost of David Henry Coleman, the notorious serial killer known as The Mangler. Coleman died on the fourth floor after being shot by police. For Brandon and his friends, their curiosity gets the best of them as they explore the dark halls despite ‘Old Man’ Jake’s warnings. No one knows of Jake’s past connection to the serial killer and the hospital.

Now, on the anniversary of The Mangler’s death, a group of high school kids are planning a private party on the haunted fourth floor. Jake must keep everyone out and protect them from the true evil that lurks on Floor Four, while Brandon falls deeper into the Mangler’s supernatural world.

If you like your scares with a twist of the twilight zone, then you’ll love Floor Four’s take on the supernatural.

Grab your free copy and walk the haunted halls today!

‘A loud bang was heard from above, scaring the boys. They shined their lights up the stairwell. The sounds of chains rattling on the floor stirred the dust above. Something or someone was up there. Doug, hiding his fear, took two more steps up. Brandon and Kyle looked at him, their feet locked in place. They had no intention of going any further.’




by J. D. Brink

Goodreads Link-up
Fugitive Fiction
Pub Date  September 4, 2016
Genres     Crime, Horror, Ghost, Noir, VERY Short Story, Thriller

Amazon / Kindle


Crime-noir meets ghost-horror in this short thriller.

Mobster thugs Pauli and Mouse come across a street clown late at night who seems to know more than he’s telling. Maybe too much.

But you know the best thing about killing a mime? No one hears him scream.

Then again, by the time this story is over, it won’t be him screaming.

For more short horror stories for adults, check out the bewitching collection of dark tales A Long Walk Down a Dark Alley, Book One of the Grit & Shadows Collection. If you dare…

The Grit & Shadows Collection: J. D. Brink’s series of urban fantasy, crime noir, vampire horror, and more. They feature wise guys and private eyes, black magic and bleak futures, your deepest desires and the road to damnation.
A Long Walk Down a Dark Alley – Four tales of temptation and terror.
Kiss of the Maiden – Five stories of gritty heroes and blood resolve.
One-Eyed Jacks – A novel of urban fantasy, crime noir, and Asian myth.


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by Matt Dymerski

Goodreads Link-up
Proximate Publishing, LLC
Pub Date  January 8, 2015
Genres     Post Apocalyptic Science Fiction, Horror

Amazon / Kindle


This neighborhood has a secret – while the adults work multiple jobs to make ends meet, the children trade around strange trinkets and famous books with odd misprints. It seems that, without supervision, they’ve gotten into something extremely dangerous: another universe.

One adult is not working. One adult notices. One adult discovers their secret – a portal a few miles deep in Virginia woodlands; a portal that goes to a new universe each day. It’s a fantastic opportunity to explore, certainly, but there are two problems: the destinations are all dead worlds that have suffered unique and terrible apocalypses… and the portal is getting bigger.


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THE GLOOMING (Wrath of the Old Gods Book 1)

by John Triptych

Goodreads Link-up
J Triptych Publishing
Pub Date  December 18, 2015
Genres     Apocalyptic Science Fiction, Fairy Tale Fantasy, Mythology, YA

Google Play
Amazon / Kindle




The end of the world is finally here. And it will be nothing like what you’d expect.

All over the earth, strange and horrific events begin to unfold. A US combat team in Iraq comes under attack from mystical forces, an anthropology professor has an eerie encounter at Stonehenge, a runaway teen finds a very strange pet in Arizona, a young orphan in Siberia meets a terrifying old woman, and a pair of NYPD detectives discovers the ghastly doings of a supernatural cult.

A large and diverse group of characters struggle to survive as civilization begins to collapse all around them. As each one realizes their true potential, every one of them must go through a personal, danger-filled journey in order to turn back the sweeping tide of chaos and destruction that threatens the entire world as we know it. Many will die, others will be corrupted, and the remaining few will be the humanity’s only hope.

For the old gods have returned to cleanse the earth, and their revenge will be swift and merciless.

Wrath of the Old Gods Series:

Book 1 The Glooming
Book 1.5 Pagan Apocalypse (YA series)
Book 2 Canticum Tenebris
Book 2.5 The Fomorians (YA series)
Book 3 A World Darkly
Book 3.5 Eye of Balor (YA series)
… and more to come!


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by Cherita Smith

Goodreads Link-up
Amazon Digital Services LLC
Pub Date  August 3, 2016
Genres     Macabre, Dark Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, YA

Amazon / Kindle


A dangerous new power. A carnival of nightmares and dreams. And a creepy tall man who lurks in the shadows, watching and waiting… Five girls must confront the darkness within and around them in this haunting collection of paranormal tales.

LUX AETERNA: Hell has its demons. Lux has Foster Dad George in this coming-of-age superpower origin story — of a darker sort.

MAUDLIN CARNIVAL: A mysterious investigator hunts through the memories of Evelyn Jones in search of the clues he needs to prevent her tragic death. But time is almost out. What will happen to Evelyn if he should fail?

ROZA MIRA: Svetlana, Catalina and Soojin have it all: beauty, youth, successful modeling careers… and a creepy man in black who watches them from afar. They call him El Flaco, Geulimja, a Rasputin in a suit. Who is he and what does he want? The three girls will soon find out — whether they like it or not.

If you love the macabre, dark paranormal & urban fantasy, give Deadly Beauties a try!


.A Little Girl In My Room & Other Stories


by Claire Farrell

Goodreads Link-up
Amazon Digital Services LLC
Pub Date  March 4, 2010
Genres     Dark Flash Fiction, Horror, Ghost, Dark Themed, Adult ONLY

Amazon / Kindle


A Little Girl in my Room & Other Stories is a collection of dark flash fiction by Claire Farrell. This book is Rated R: Adults Only. Some may find the themes addressed disturbing. Content includes child abuse, rape, suicide, murder and violence.

This dark fiction collection contains 12 short stories:

Skeleton in the Closet and Childlike Bride – What happens to the vulnerable when they are taken advantage of then abandoned?

A Friend – A lonely ghost bears witness to a Halloween prank that ends in tragedy.

Frozen and Frozen in Reverse – Parallel stories detailing an attack in the words of the victim and then the rapist.

Ready or Not – What’s your idea of hell?

Justice – The lengths the heartbroken will go to for justice . . . or revenge.

Forever Young – Sometimes regrets come too late.

Peace, Deals, A Great Day, A Little Girl in my Room – Four offerings of the supernatural kind.


.And They Were Never Heard From Again


by Benedict Patrick

Goodreads Link-up
Amazon Digital Services LLC
Pub Date  February 21, 2019
Genres     Short Reads, Dark Fantasy, Horror

Amazon / Kindle


The woods are not safe.

Especially at night.

Felton takes his younger brother for a walk through the Magpie King’s forest, hoping to change his life for the better.
Things do not go as planned.

And They Were Never Heard From Again is set in Benedict Patrick’s Yarnsworld, and is the perfect introduction to the world readers are calling a ‘delightfully weird, dark fairytale’.


.Typhoid Mary


by Charlie Dalton

Goodreads Link-up
Amazon Digital Services LLC
Pub Date  May 29, 2019
Genres     Children’s Scary Stories, British Short Stories, Contemporary Literature, Horror

Google Play
Amazon / Kindle


John 5:19
We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.

Recently bereaved detective Nadine Meyers is assigned to investigate a brutal massacre, with eight-year-old Mary the sole survivor.

Nadine suspects the parents were responsible for murdering all six of their adopted children in a single horrendous act. As she befriends Mary, she discovers a secret that takes the case in a whole new direction, one she could never have imagined.


.Rise of the River-Man


by L. S. O’Dea (Author) & Fiona Jayde (Illustrator)

Goodreads Link-up
Amazon Digital Services LLC
Pub Date  October 30, 2015
Genres     Genetic Engineering, Science Fiction, Horror, Short Stories

Google Play
Amazon / Kindle


If you like short, disturbing stories similar to the Twilight Zone and Tales from the Crypt, then you’ll love this series.

Welcome to the Conguise’s Laboratory Level Five….

In a world filled with human-animal hybrids, Guards are bred to serve the Almightys until they’re no longer wanted.

Mutter waits for his execution. It’s inevitable. He was a fighter and he lost. No one wants an ex-fighter. He’s too big, mean and ugly. Death will be the only way he gets out of this cell, but then the unthinkable happens. An Almighty visits in the dead of night and offers him a chance to leave. A chance to live.

All he has to do is obey and Guards were bred to obey.

When Mutter is taken to his new home, something isn’t right. There’s food and a bed but there are sounds and smells from the other cages. Things that move like nothing he’s ever encountered.

For the first time in his life, he’s afraid. Afraid of the creatures that lurk nearby. Afraid of the shots his new master is giving him.

He knows he’s supposed to obey, to always follow their rules but if he doesn’t escape, he’ll become food for one of those things in the other cages. Or worse… turn into one of them.

“A fascinating glimpse into the world of the Lake of Sins.” J. Urbanczyk

Interview with the Author

Q. – So, why should someone read the Conguise Chronicles series?

Well, because it’s great (smiles). No, seriously. If you’re looking for your typical horror novel with classic vampires, witches, demons or werewolves then you should look somewhere else. This story turns your standard supernatural thrillers upside down. You’ll root for the monster, not the humans.

The characters in the series are human-animal hybrids. They’ve been captured and are being genetically modified by a genius who hasn’t quite figured out how to control his experiments or his monsters.

Conguise Chronicles takes place in the world of the Lake of Sins—a world which is segregated by class and the descendants of humans rule supreme. Each story in this series explores the life of one genetic mutation who you meet in the Lake of Sins series.

The books are fast paced with adventure, danger and madness around every corner. I guarantee by the end, you’ll be rooting for the monster and you’ll never read another horror story without thinking about things from the creature’s perspective.

All-in-all, it’s a unique and exciting read and you should give it a try. I think you’ll love it.

Q. – Who should read the Conguise Chronicles series?

The audience for this series is broad. I have fans (male and female) aged ten through eighty. Anyone who likes gory thrillers that are dark, a little disturbing and packed with action will enjoy these books. If you like Relic, Frankenstein and The Island of Dr. Moreau, then you’ll enjoy these tales.

However, a word of caution is in order. These books are not for the squeamish. Some scenes are bloody and violent, but the interactions between the characters are funny, poignant and loving. Still, I wouldn’t recommend these books to anyone under thirteen without the parents reading the books first.

If you enjoy this book, you should check out the parent series (Lake of Sins). The first book is free.

The Lake of Sins Series should be read in the following order:
Lake of Sins: Escape (book 1) (free for a limited time)
Lake of Sins: Secrets In Blood (book 2)
Lake of Sins: Hangman’s Army (book 3)
Lake of Sins: Betrayed (book 4)
Lake of Sins: Whispers from the Past

I don’t have the titles for the others in the series yet.


.Scare Street Horror Short Stories


by Ron Ripley (Author), Eric Whittle (Author), Sara Clancy (Author), David Longhorn (Author), A.I. Nasser (Author), Scare Street (Author), Emma Salam (Editor)

Goodreads Link-up
Pub Date  October 17, 2016
Genres     Horror, Occult, Ghosts, Haunted Houses, Classic Horror Fiction, Anthologies

Amazon / Kindle


A young woman’s night-time escapade goes eerily wrong. A man is forced to relive the horrible accident that tore his family apart over and over again. An underground thrill through ancient catacombs proves disastrously horrific. A young boy is haunted by the scarecrow in the fields behind his home. And a woman is revisited by the ghost of a psychotic killer in the most dreadful of ways.

Scare Street brings you some of the best short horror stories by authors Ron Ripley, David Longhorn, Eric Whittle, Sara Clancy and A. I. Nasser, all in one book. Together, these stories promise more than just a shiver down the spine and a fear of the dark, but the soft caress of terror that comes with the unknown and the unexpected.

Join us through the pages of the best of what Scare Street has to offer, and be sure to bring a night light along with you. You definitely don’t want to be left alone in the dark!


.Just A Little Terrible


by Vincent V. Cava

Goodreads Link-up
Amazon Digital Services LLC
Pub Date  March 27, 2015
Genres     Horror, Short Stories

Amazon / Kindle


Just a little…

Haunting – These tomes of terror will stay with you long after you put your book down and go to bed for the evening. They’ve been known to burrow themselves into a reader’s imagination and are capable of warping dreams into twisted, unspeakable nightmares.

Just a little…

Unique – These aren’t your standard horror stories. Don’t think this collection will include tales of haunted mansions, or blood sucking vampires. Expect one-of-a-kind takes on every gothic ghoul and hideous monster you read about in this book.

Just a little…

Frightening – Prepare yourself for some of the most chilling flash fiction ever penned. The mad genius, Vincent V. Cava, has done it again with the latest entry in his creepy catalogue. Do yourself a favor and leave the lights on when you read it.

Just A Little…Terrible


.Die, My Love


by by Zoe Blake (Author), Addison Cain (Author), Julia Sykes (Author), Celia Aaron (Author), Jane Henry (Author), Ashleigh Giannoccaro (Author), SJ Cole (Author)

Goodreads Link-up
Amazon Digital Services LLC
Pub Date  February 4, 2019
Genres     Dark Romance, Horror, Anthology, Macabre, Noir Crime, Occult, Suspence, Short Stories

Amazon / Kindle


Soon you will learn your only salvation is with me.
I am the only one who will protect and cherish you.
I am the only one who knows everything about you…. every movement, every breath, every thought…I own.

You are mine.

Be careful to obey me, my love.
For my protection will become possession.
My fascination an obsession.
Love will bleed into hate at the slightest hint of betrayal.
You are mine.
You will learn your only salvation is with me…or pay the ultimate price.

Step into our web of lies, betrayal and murder. One tale twists into another in this macabre collection of horror. This is not a love story.
This is what happens when love decays into mania.


The Perfect Wife by Zoe Blake
The Connoisseur by Addison Cain
Becoming by Celia Aaron
My Bloody Valentine by SJ Cole
Fool for Love by Julia Sykes
Chilling Seduction by Jane Henry
All Wrapped Up in a Bow by Ashleigh Giannoccaro


Today is International Literacy Day 2019

International Literacy Day is an annual holiday described by National Today as:

Over fifty years ago, UNESCO declared September 8 International Literacy Day to promote literacy across the globe and rally the international community. Today, we continue to observe this day by involving ourselves in this important cause. Around the world, nearly 800 million people are illiterate in their own languages. Two-thirds of these people are women. Literacy is incredibly vital in so many ways and it is for these reasons International Literacy Day came to be. We know you want to do something to both celebrate literacy where it thrives and advocate for an increase in literacy and education opportunities where it does not, so we have the ideas and information you need to get to it and make the most of this important day!

International Literacy Day Activities

  1. Donate Make a contribution to the future of literacy by donating to the International Literacy Association. Your donation will help to increase literacy worldwide as well as support educators and advocates for education. No matter how little or how much you give, you will be helping people across the globe!
  2. Show teachers your appreciation Teachers play a major role in ensuring the literacy of our citizens. They dedicate so much time and energy to teach our children to read and write and deserve our thanks. This International Literacy Day, let a teacher know you appreciate them. Give them a small gift, send them a card, or simply say thank you. It can mean the world to a hard working teacher!
  3. Help students with their reading Whether you have a child in your life that is learning to read or are interested in tutoring, you can help children better their reading skills. Help your child with their English homework. Assist a young niece or nephew in learning to read. Volunteer to help tutor students who are struggling with grammar, language, or other relevant subjects. It’s rewarding for you and ultimately beneficial for the entire community.

Happy Literacy Day everyone! I hope you have a fantastic day!

[FRIDAY FREEBIES – NIGHT 4] Free Steamy Romance/Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Books

Friday Freebies is a Friday Night feature I host here on Reckless Indulgence, where I showcase anywhere between 5 to 10 FREE E-BOOKS that I’ve recently come across online. I try to group them into categories, genre, or type – but sometimes it’s a mixed bag.

And just to be clear:

I haven’t read them (yet). I don’t know if they’re good or bad.
I’m only providing a reference for any free books I find in genres I like.

Welcome back to another installment of Friday Freebies! The N.E.W.T.S. are done, so I can get back to my usual blogging schedule again. oTL

Also, be sure to remember…

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Why don’t you pick up a steamy read for your night in~ >3


.Fighting Destiny

FIGHTING DESTINY (The Fae Chronicles Book 1)

by Amelia Hutchins

Goodreads Link
Amazon Digital Services LLC
Pub Date  June 1, 2013
Genres     ADULT, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Fae/Fairies, Magic

Amazon / Kindle


Have you ever heard of the old Celtic legends of the Fae – beautiful, magical, deadly and a love of messing with humans just for kicks and giggles?

Welcome to my world.

What started out as a strange assignment, leads to one of the most gruesome murder mysteries of our times and my friends and I are set and determined to find out who is killing off Fae and Witches alike.

Couple of problems in the way – I hate the Fae and the Prince of the Dark Fae is bound and determined that I work for him. He’s a rude, overbearing egotistical ass with a compulsive need to possess, dominate and control me. Oh – did I mention that he is absolutely sex-on-a-stick gorgeous and he makes me feel things that I never ever wanted to feel for a Fae…every time he touches me or looks at me with those golden eyes seems to pull me further in under his spell, despite my better judgment.

My friends and I can’t trust anyone and nothing is as it seems on the surface – not even me.

Warning: Mature content and language not intended for anyone under the age of eighteen.

This book is not intended for anyone under the age of 18, or anyone who doesn’t like lip biting, throw your ass on the bed, tear your clothes off and leave you panting dominant alpha male characters. This is a dark, dangerous, intense, gritty and raw read. Scenes are dark, disturbing, and scorching HOT. This book is a soul crushing, tear jerking, and leave you hanging on the edge of your seat fast paced book.

Side Effects may include, but are not limited to: Drooling, lip biting, wet panties, crying, and screaming at the author. If any of these things happen, do not seek medical attention—get the next book in the series and enjoy the ride!

Revised copy February, 23, 2015


.born to be bound

BORN TO BE BOUND (Alpha’s Claim Book 1)

by Addison Cain

Goodreads Link
Amazon Digital Services LLC
Pub Date  June 30, 2019
Genres     Fantasy, Gothic Romance, Paranormal, Erotica

Google Play
Amazon / Kindle


Every bit as ruthless as his reputation suggests…

Shepherd ravages both Claire and her conquered city, refusing to let either slip through his fingers.
He steals Claire’s innocence and future by forcing a pair-bond on the rare, unwilling Omega female.

Violent, calculating, and incapable of remorse, he demands his new mate’s adoration. Her attention. Her body.

Publisher’s Note: The first book in Addison Cain’s exciting, raw, and suspense-filled Omegaverse series is a Dark Romance featuring complete power exchange. If such material offends you, please do not purchase.


.kissed by fire

KISSED BY FIRE (Dragonkeepers Book 1)

by Kimber White

Goodreads Link
Nokay Press LLC
Pub Date  June 7, 2018
Genres     Paranormal, Dragons, Romance

Google Play
Amazon / Kindle


A dragon shifter on the verge of death. A woman being hunted by wolves. The oath he swears to protect her may be his last.

Xander Brandhart is running out of time. He and his brothers are the only dragon shifters left alive, but if the billionaire Xander doesn’t find a mate soon, his last shift will be permanent. As he looks for a magic stone to prolong his three-hundred-year life, he can feel himself starting to lose control. When he meets a feisty, beautiful redhead, it’s love at first sight, but his heart sinks as he realizes no human has ever survived mating with a dragon…

Shae MacKenna lived alone on the streets of Chicago until the age of 13. It wasn’t until an eccentric old mage took her in that she could trust another living soul. But shortly after her 21st birthday when a pack of feral wolf shifters kills her guardian, she’d almost rather be the next victim than go it alone all over again. Thankfully, an actual living dragon bursts in to save her life. When Xander swears an oath to protect her, she reluctantly joins the billionaire in his penthouse suite.

As the pack of wolf shifters continues to stalk her, Shae feels herself falling for her protector. To fulfill his bond and his growing attraction toward her, Xander may need to sacrifice his life to save the woman he loves.

Kissed By Fire is a captivating standalone paranormal romance novel featuring billionaire dragon shifters. If you like sizzling chemistry, happily ever afters, and twists you won’t see coming, then you’ll love Kimber White’s passionate, action-packed story.


.sacrificed to the dragon

SACRIFICED TO THE DRAGON (Stonefire British Dragons Book 1)

by Jessie Donovan

Goodreads Link
Mythical Lake Press, LLC
Pub Date   September 22, 2014
Genres     Fantasy, Paranormal, Shifters, Romance

Google Play
Amazon / Kindle


In exchange for a vial of dragon’s blood to save her brother’s life, Melanie Hall offers herself up as a sacrifice to one of the British dragon-shifter clans. Being a sacrifice means signing a contract to live with the dragon-shifters for six months to try to conceive a child. Her assigned dragonman, however, is anything but easy. He’s tall, broody, and alpha to the core. There’s only one problem—he hates humans.

Due to human dragon hunters killing his mother, Tristan MacLeod despises humans. Unfortunately, his clan is in desperate need of offspring to repopulate their numbers and it’s his turn to service a human female. Despite his plans to sleep with her and walk away, his inner dragon has other ideas. The curvy human female tempts his inner beast like no other.

Full-length story of 65,000 words with a happy ending / A BBW and Dragon-Shifter Paranormal Romance

NOTE: This was previously titled, “Sacrificed to the Dragon: Boxed Set (Parts #1-4).” However, it is exactly the same story.


.tempted by the jaguar

TEMPTED BY THE JAGUAR (Riverford Shifters Book 1)

by Cristina Rayne

Goodreads Link
Fantastical Press
Pub Date   September 8, 2015
Genres     Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Fantasy

Google Play
Amazon / Kindle


**Previously published separately as #1 Transformation and #2 Revelation**

Kylie Moore has a secret, one she and her adoptive father have carefully guarded for over a decade since the night her parents disappeared. However, when she is randomly attacked one night in her apartment complex’s parking lot, that one violent act sets in motion events that reveal not only her long-dormant shifter heritage in the worst possible way, but could also railroad her efforts of finding out what really happened to her parents.

Suddenly finding herself the center of attention among Riverford’s shifter clans, Kylie’s only hope of navigating such a dangerous minefield of politics and perpetual battles over territory is Hunter, a too-sexy-for-her-peace-of-mind jaguar shifter that might be her key to gaining insider access to the hidden and secretive shifter society.

Now Kylie must decide whether to integrate more deeply into Hunter’s jaguar clan in order to take advantage of this rare opportunity or to run while her secret still remains uncovered. To stay would mean deliberately putting herself in more danger than Kylie may be prepared to handle, especially when Hunter, the person she must rely on, may be hiding something as well.

This book is part of a continuing story line woven throughout the series and is not meant to be read as a standalone.
It contains strong adult content and language.


Sept 6th is National Read A Book Day!

Did you know that tomorrow is National Read A Book Day, an annual readers’ holiday that falls on September 6th every year?!

National Today describes it as:

Break out your reading glasses and favorite mug of hot coffee, because it’s National Read a Book Day! Some people just can’t stop reading, but most of us tend to put reading on the back burner with other “maybe later” activities like hitting the gym or cleaning the oven. Life can definitely get in the way of our reading time, but National Read a Book Day is the perfect opportunity to make some time in your life to read. Whether you’re a sci-fi fanatic, a non-fiction buff, or a not-so-often reader, there is a book out there just for you. This holiday literately reminds us that entertainment isn’t limited to what you can watch on a screen or hear through your speakers. Books can bring whole new worlds to life, not to mention shed light on world events and share perspectives on the human experience in a way that other mediums just can’t. In a world of increasing technology and screen-based communication, National Read a Book Day encourages us to switch off and turn the pages for a while. 

In light of this illustrious holiday, I figured I’d share some of my favourite titles and series with you in preparation of tomorrow’s activities. 🙂

Good Omens

by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchet

The Left Hand of Darkness

by Ursual K. Le Guin

Let Dai series

by Sooyeon Won

Sandman series

by Neil Gaiman

Lost Souls

by Poppy Z. Brite

Under Grand Hotel (series + sequels)

by Mika Sadahiro

The Complete Stories & Poems

by Edgar Allen Poe

Fight Club

by Chuck Palahniuk

Bloodchild And Other Stories

by Octavia E. Butler

Animorphs series

by K. A. Applegate

But specifically the Animorphs Chronicles

Petshop of Horrors series

by Matsuri Akino

What books are you planning to read tomorrow?

I still haven’t decided yet, but I’m sure something will find its way into my hands. 🙂

[FRIDAY FREEBIES – NIGHT 3] Get Yourself Into A New Book Series With These Free E-Book Box Sets!

Friday Freebies is a Friday Night feature I host here on Reckless Indulgence, where I showcase anywhere between 5 to 10 FREE E-BOOKS that I’ve recently come across online. I try to group them into categories, genre, or type – but sometimes it’s a mixed bag.

And just to be clear:

I haven’t read them (yet). I don’t know if they’re good or bad.
I’m only providing a reference for any free books I find in genres I like.


.the immortal ops

IMMORTAL OPS (Books 1-4: 2016 Anniversary Editions)

by Mandy M. Roth

Goodreads Link
Raven Happy Hour
Pub Date  November 28, 2017
Genres     Paranormal, Shifter, Military/Special Ops, Romance

Amazon / Kindle


Books 1-4 in the Immortal Ops Series! Contains:

  1. Immortal Ops
  2. Critical Intelligence
  3. Radar Deception
  4. Strategic Vulnerability

Immortal Ops
Immortal Ops Team Captain Lukian Vlakhusha is having issues with his newest target, Peren Matthews. His higher ups want her eliminated. He simply wants her. The alpha side of him demands he claim her—that is, if she’ll have him. After all, he’s what she fears most—a wolf shifter. But there is more to Peren than even she’s aware of and the enemy is closer than anyone imagined.

Critical Intelligence
Roi Majors, wolf-shifter and second in command of the I-Ops, is having a hard time believing that Intel can only get half the information needed to bring down an underground ring of vampires with big-spending backers who are hell-bent on creating a race of supernaturals with multiple strands of DNA in them. When he finds himself paired with the one woman in the world who seems immune to his self-proclaimed charms, he can’t wait to see her to safety and then bid her good riddance. He never counted on falling in love with her. And he sure in the hell never counted on her claiming to be an agent with a branch of the government no human should know about.

Radar Deception
Dr. Thaddeus Green survived a werepanther attack long ago, leaving him immortal and a member of the I-Ops team. He’s dedicated his life to genetics and to serving his country. After his mutated DNA led to the death of his loved one, he vowed to never let anyone close to his heart again. Try as he might, Green is unable to stop the mystical pull to the tall, leggy blonde with a sharp tongue and an even worse bite. Thinking Melanie is suffering from mating withdrawal, Green is prepared to do what he must to assure her survival, even if it means claiming her for himself, regardless of his need to protect his heart. Little does Green know that fate has been preparing him for Melanie Daly all his unnaturally long life.

Strategic Vulnerability
Held prisoner in a remote testing facility in the middle of the Brazilian rain forest, subjected to torture and abuse, shape-shifter and alpha male Wilson Rousseau has long since given up hope of being rescued. Days blend together until he can’t help but long for death. Saved from his isolated hell by a female’s distress call, he feels an instant connection to her.

Kimberly thought she was taking a trip to South America to study indigenous plant life. She had no idea she was playing into the hands of a madman whose goal is to create a genetically altered army of super-soldiers. When she finds herself locked in a cell with Wilson, a man who would give his life to save hers, there is an instant attraction. But the dark secrets surrounding their imprisonment may change their lives forever. Can they find a way to beat the odds and be together, or will the madman win?


.The Tarot Witches I-IV

THE TAROT WITCHES (Complete Collection: Caged Wolf, Forbidden Witches, Winter Court, and Summer Court)

by SM Reine

Goodreads Link
Amazon Digital Services LLC
Pub Date  September 3, 2018
Genres     Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Romance, Witches

Google Play
Amazon / Kindle


This is the complete four-book collection of The Tarot Witches, a New York Times bestselling paranormal romance series.

There are seventy-eight cards in a tarot deck, and each card has been appearing in the mailbox of a different witch. Each one bears a message for the unlucky recipient, and it brooks a warning: fix your life and earn power beyond imagining, or lose everything you care about.

Werewolves are drawn to the scent of these tarot witches, driven to bond and protect them. The desire to mate cannot be conquered. And entire packs will rise and fall for the love of the tarot witches…

Book One: Caged Wolf
Book Two: Forbidden Witches
Book Three: Winter Court
Book Four: Summer Court


.the dragon blood collection


by Lindsay Buroker

Goodreads Link
Amazon Digital Services LLC
Pub Date  November 20, 2014
Genres     Epic Fantasy, Steampunk, Science Fiction, Dragons, Romance

Google Play
Amazon / Kindle


A thousand years have passed since a dragon has been seen in the world. Science and technology have replaced magic, which has dwindled until it has become little more than an element of myth and legend.

There are those who still have dragon blood flowing through their veins, distant descendants of the mighty creatures of old. These rare humans have the power to cast magic, the power to heal, and the power to craft alchemical weapons capable of starting wars… or ending them. But they are feared for those powers, and in recent centuries, they have been hunted nearly to extinction.

The few remaining survivors must find a way to change how humanity perceives them or be lost to the world forever.

The Dragon Blood Collection includes three full-length novels of action, magic, and romance:

  1. Balanced on the Blade’s Edge
  2. Deathmaker
  3. Blood Charged


Another Not-So-Quick Announcement! “Shhh!! N.E.W.T.S. Are In Session!” #NEWTSREADATHON2019

I won’t go into too, too much detail about this one, but as you can see something… magical… is afoot!

I recently came across a post by @yvo about these really cool Harry Potter themed readathons called O.W.L.S. and N.E.W.T.S. which takes place in April (for the O.W.L.S.) and August (for the N.E.W.T.S.). This is the second year it’s being run and apparently it’s got quite a following!

Now, typically you’d have to have completed your O.W.L.S. before you can take your N.E.W.T.S. and the same is true for this readathon, but since I LITERALLY ONLY FOUND OUT ABOUT THIS A WEEK AGO, there’s just NO WAY I could try doing my O.W.L.S. first before starting this month’s N.E.W.T.S.

There’s a lot of rules to this readathon, so for those interested, all the information is linked below, but honestly all you need to do is watch this delightful video by the very creator of this magical readathon, Book Roast herself!

And if you want to learn more about the O.W.L.S. in preperation for next year (I presume??), check out the 2019 O.W.L.S. announcement below:


MAGICAL READATHON EXPLAINED https://docs.google.com/document/d/1z…


Magical recommendations of best books from OWLs 2019 https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/…

Smaller file version
In white background:

N.E.W.T.s 2019 letter & prompts!
In white:

Forbidden section book BD link: https://www.bookdepository.com/Spells… * This is the book you can use to replace any other prompt with!

Book tracker for common page count to be used during the NEWTs 2019 https://forms.gle/Y5KV8CEM3i1seJhB9

Magical Readathon playlist:

Magical Twitter

Magical Discord



As for me — I’m super terrible at deciding on a single career, so I ended up just picking the ones I liked most or would most likely want to do, and ended up with this ridiculously massive reading schedule which I’m quite sure I’ll never finish in time for Aug 31st. (But here’s to overachieving and setting impossible goals!! 8DD)

The careers that SPEAK TO ME:

  • Writer
  • Librarian
  • Magizoologist
  • MOM – Dept. of Mysteries
  • Astronomer

What that translates to in terms of books are as follows:

For the Writer career, I need an E in History, A in Muggle Studies, and an A in 1 more subject of my picking = 4 books

For the Librarian career, I need an O in Ancient Runes, an E in DADA, and an E in History = 7 books

For the Magizoologist career, I need an O in Care of Magical Creatures, E in Charms, and E in Herbology = 7 books

For any Ministry Worker position, I would need an A in… Charms, DADA, Potions, and Transfiguration, but to be placed in the Dept. of Mysteries (which is ACTUALLY the only supposed “desk job” I’d be interested in), I need at least 4 O’s at the N.E.W.T. lvl in any class.

(So to make things easier on myself, I’m just striving for O’s in the four classes listed above, bringing the total for this one to a whooping 12!)

And finally, for the Astronomer career, I need O in Astronomy, and O in Arithmancy, and an A in History = 7 books

That all comes up to… lord37 books!!

However, since many of these N.E.W.T.S. overlap with one another (e.g. I need to complete the “History” N.E.W.T.S. for 3 different careers: Astronomer, Librarian, AND Writer), I’m not reading separate books for each career. That means, I’ll read to the highest “grade” needed in each N.E.W.T.S. for ALL careers and then apply those read books to whatever career it falls under.

For instance, I only need an A in History for the Astronomy career, but for Librarian and Writer I need an E.

So I’ll read 2 books for History to be qualified for an “E”, and apply the “A” grade book to Astronomy and the “A” & “E” grade books to both the Librarian and Writer careers.

Make sense?

Which means, in reality, I’ll only be reading 29 books instead of a beastly 37.

(It’s still an awful bloody lot, gods above and below…)


So far, I’m actually doing somewhat okay.

Just, y’know, gotta not think about the fact that I basically have to read 29 books in 31 days! 8DDDDD


(send help)

for this readathon goes as follows:








  • A: an audiobook or green cover [IDFK]
  • E: a book between 350-390 pages long [NO CLUE YET ahahahah 8D Maybe when I check my copy later I’ll see about either “The Dispossessed” or “The Left Hand of Darkness” by Ursula K. Le Guin or maybe “The Martian” by Andy Weir….. I’m pretty sure one of those are within range (hopefully)]






As you can well see, I’m going to have my hands full over the next month. So this is just a notice to all my lovely followers out there that there will less content posted on this blog during that time. I literally cannot be posting every day, or even every other day, if I also want to try getting through 29 books in a single month’s time.

That being said, I will still try to post whenever I can, but I just wanted to let y’all know that I haven’t disappeared again xD I’m just holed up somewhere reading like a true book dragon ought. ❤

Is anyone else doing this AMAZING challenge this month? Comment below and link back to your own posts/blogs/etc. where you’re keeping track of your progress! I’d love to follow you along this journey. :3