[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’M NOT ENDORSING THESE BOOKS.
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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DOLLHOUSE: A SUPERNATURAL HORROR (Dark Carousel Book 1)

by Anya Allyn

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


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Google Play
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Description

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.
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A Dark, Ghostly Gothic Horror for Ages 14 to Adult.

DOLLHOUSE – Book 1
PAPER DOLLS – Book 2
MARIONETTE – Book 3
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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FLOOR FOUR

by A. Lopez Jr.

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


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Google Play
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Description

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.’


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MIME: A GRIT & SHADOWS STORY

by J. D. Brink

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


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Amazon / Kindle


Description

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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THE PORTAL IN THE FOREST 

by Matt Dymerski

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


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Amazon / Kindle


Description

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


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Google Play
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Description

BOOK 1 OF AN EPIC POST-APOCALYPTIC SERIES!

MYTHS ARE NO LONGER JUST LEGENDS, THEY ARE REAL.

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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DEADLY BEAUTIES: DARK YA PARANORMAL TALES OF TROUBLED GIRLS

by Cherita Smith

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


FIND IT FOR FREE HERE:
Amazon / Kindle


Description

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!


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.A Little Girl In My Room & Other Stories

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


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Amazon / Kindle


Description

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.


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.And They Were Never Heard From Again

AND THEY WERE NEVER HEARD FROM AGAIN: A YARNSWORLD TALE

by Benedict Patrick

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


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Amazon / Kindle


Description

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’.


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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


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Google Play
Amazon / Kindle


Description

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.


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THE RISE OF THE RIVER-MAN: AN EXCITING HORROR ACTION ADVENTURE (Conguise Chronicles, Book 1)

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


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Google Play
Amazon / Kindle


Description

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.


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.Scare Street Horror Short Stories

HORROR STORIES: SCARY GHOSTS, PARANORMAL & SUPERNATURAL HORROR SHORT STORIES ANTHOLOGY (Scare Street Horror Short Stories Book 4)

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
ScareStreet.com
Pub Date  October 17, 2016
Genres     Horror, Occult, Ghosts, Haunted Houses, Classic Horror Fiction, Anthologies


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Description

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!


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.Just A Little Terrible

JUST A LITTLE TERRIBLE

by Vincent V. Cava

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


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Description

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


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.Die, My Love

DIE, MY LOVE: A DARK HORROR ANTHOLOGY

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


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Amazon / Kindle


Description

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.

CONTENTS:

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


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[Review] My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

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My Sister, The Serial Killer

Oyinkan Braithwaite

What rating would you give it?
5 of 5 Stars

Give us a summary.

(Goodreads Description)

My Sister, the Serial Killer is a blackly comic novel about how blood is thicker – and more difficult to get out of the carpet – than water…

When Korede’s dinner is interrupted one night by a distress call from her sister, Ayoola, she knows what’s expected of her: bleach, rubber gloves, nerves of steel and a strong stomach. This’ll be the third boyfriend Ayoola’s dispatched in, quote, self-defense and the third mess that her lethal little sibling has left Korede to clear away. She should probably go to the police for the good of the menfolk of Nigeria, but she loves her sister and, as they say, family always comes first. Until, that is, Ayoola starts dating the doctor where Korede works as a nurse. Korede’s long been in love with him, and isn’t prepared to see him wind up with a knife in his back: but to save one would mean sacrificing the other…

What did you think of the book?

LET ME START BY SAYING: THIS IS NOT A THRILLER, NOR A MYSTERY, NOR A COMEDY, NOR A HORROR, NOR EVEN ALL THAT “DISTURBING” (at least not in the context of the bloody title reading “My sister, the SERIAL KILLER“). At most, I’d call this simple contemporary fiction showcasing mildly disturbing content.

That being said, I still ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS BOOK, but I DO believe it has been mislabeled and falsely advertised, which is why it’s getting some low star or “bad” reviews. People are going into this book looking for a thriller or murder mystery and getting… a confession? A “this is what happened – take it or leave it” sort of book, and it’s not what they expected??? If they could separate themselves from their initial disappointment (maybe even put the book down, walk away, and come back when they’re in the mood to read a different kind of book and not a nail-biting thriller-mystery) they’d realize the the book itself is GREAT. The hints of humor amidst a darkly cast scenario of two sisters struggling to keep it together and take control of their lives in world where women can be bought and sold into marriage no different than selling cattle to the highest bidder, is wonderful.

But is it thriller or nail-biting or have-you-at-the-edge-of-your-seat? Absolutely not.

This book reads almost like a “fictional” memoir than anything else. (Which is, I think, what it should have ACTUALLY been marketed as, jus’ sayin’…)

It’s a quick-paced, easy read that I finished in a single midday sitting. My three favourite aspects of this novel were (1) the message of strong family ties between the sisters, (2) Korode (the older sister)’s dry, almost sarcastic humor, and (3) the wholly entertaining interactions between the sisters: their bickering, their compromising, and their love. The characters are wonderfully developed, and the plot — though relatively predictable — was clear, well-thought, and still had a few surprises throughout, with insightful and illuminating flashbacks to the sisters’ childhood that 100% shaped them into the… *ehem*… killer women they are today.

I absolutely LOVE books that showcase strong bonds between siblings, and this book definitely fits the bill. It goes up there as a newly minted-five star favourite and I would definitely recommend it if you’re looking for a quick read novella or cozy thrillers/fictional memoirs/literary fiction with strong themes in: family, women supporting women, and African culture.

Any warnings you wish to make for your readers?

Nothing particularly out of the ordinary.

There’s blood, killing, some mildly sociopathic behavior, and more killing (and cleaning up the murder scene), but I mean… with a title like that, what else did you expect?? xD

Does it count towards any reading challenges?

Three, this time!

Thaaat’s right, folks! This was the book I decided to read in honor of Hannigram Day 2019 xD It actually came across much milder than I thought, but it was still a good choice.

Would you recommend this book?

Definitely, definitely, definitely!

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Just heed my warning and don’t be misled by all the crap advertising.

I REPEAT:

THIS IS NOT A THRILLER, NOR A MYSTERY, NOR A COMEDY, NOR A HORROR, NOR EVEN ALL THAT “DISTURBING”. At most, I’d call this simple literary fiction showcasing mildly disturbing content.

Reviewed by AMS (amomentsilence)

Publisher: Doubleday Books
Publication Date: Nov 2018
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 226
Genre & Themes: Fiction, Contemporary, Cultural > Africa, Mystery > Crime, Thriller
Age: Adult (??) I mean, as a teen I’d definitely read it no problem…
Reviewer: AMS (amomentsilence)
Source: Borrowed from local library
Challenge: Goodreads 2019 Reading Challenge, 2019 N.E.W.T.S., Hannigram Day 2019

[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’M NOT ENDORSING THESE BOOKS.
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


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.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


FIND IT FOR FREE HERE:
Amazon / Kindle


Description

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


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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


FIND IT FOR FREE HERE:
Google Play
Amazon / Kindle


Description

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.


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KISSED BY FIRE (Dragonkeepers Book 1)

by Kimber White

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


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Google Play
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Description

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.


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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


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Google Play
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Description

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.


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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


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Description

**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.


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HAPPY HANNIGRAM DAY! (Aug 22)

I swear, this ship will be THE DEATH OF ME (hur hur…)

In case you didn’t know… We, fannibals, have declared August 22 to be Hannigram Day!

And in honor of Hannigram Day, we’re gonna read about some killers!

SERIAL killers, to be exact. 😀

Not sure which book I’m gonna go with today… A modern read like Killing Stalking or My Sister, The Serial Killer, or maybe more of a classic vibe like an original Hannibal Lecter tome or The Bone Collector?

What do you guys think I should go with?

Have any suggestions, favourite books with serial killers in them, etc.? LEAVE A COMMENT WITH YOUR SUGGESTIONS!

(I’d love to add them to my never-ending TBR. 🙂 )

[SIWTGI] Happily Ever Asher Series by Nash Summers

SIWTGI is short for Series I Want To Get Into, a book spotlight feature I host here on Reckless Indulgence, where I showcase a book series that I think might have potential or a single book from that series which has captured my interest recently.

Annnnd, for any single, stand-alone book features, see WTRO2.


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BookFish Books LLC
Pub Date   June 2019 – July 2019
Genres     Romance, Fairy Tale Elements, Contemporary, New Adult, M/M Romance
Amazon (Book 1) | Amazon (Book 2) | Amazon (Book 3)
Book 1 – GoodReads | Book 2 – GoodReads | Book 3 – GoodReads


Description for Book 1: When Red Cried Wolf

Asher Williams is obsessed with love.

It’s probably one of the reasons he makes such a fantastic matchmaker, love guru, and romance expert. And now that he’s in college, it’s finally his turn to shine.

Asher’s relationship advice column in the school newspaper is his strongest matchmaking instrument, especially when it comes to helping hopeless romantics find their soulmates.

But like every heroic quest, there are a few bumps in the road and dragons to slay.

There’s a damsel in distress Asher’s best friend thinks is a psychopath, a handsome prince Asher can’t stop drooling over, and a huge, mysterious roommate Asher can’t help but pester.

It doesn’t matter though. Nothing will stop Asher when it comes to helping people find their true love.

He’s absolutely positive everything will work out in the end.

Because love is always like a fairy tale…right?

* * *

The main romance arc spans across all three novellas. When Red Cried Wolf contains little romance but sets up for the rest of the series.

When Red Cried Wolf is a slow-burn romance with over-the-top characters, fairy tale references, ridiculous texts, and eventually, a happy ever after.

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Description for Book 2:  Golden Boy and the Two Bears

Asher Williams is obsessed with love.

His column is thriving, fellow students trust him with their relationship woes, and he’s on his A-game when it comes to matchmaking. At least, matchmaking other than his own.

After a heartfelt letter written to his column, Asher is set on aiding the two love-struck heroes who desperately need his help.

But like every heroic quest, there are a few bumps in the road and dragons to slay.

Randy and Red can’t stop passing looks whenever Asher voices his plans;, the handsome Christopher might not be quite what Asher expected, and his dark, mysterious roommate, Morgan, might have a surprise or two up his sleeve.

It doesn’t matter though. Nothing will stop Asher when it comes to helping people find their true love.

He’s absolutely positive everything will work out in the end.

Because love is always like a fairy tale…right?

* * *

Golden Boy and the Two Bears is a slow-burn romance with over-the-top characters, fairy tale references, ridiculous texts, and eventually, a happy ever after.

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Description for Book 3: A King in Wonderland

Asher Williams is obsessed with love.

Or at least he was, until it all came crashing down.

He made a mistake. And even Asher himself, arranger of marriages and aider of lovesick hearts, doesn’t know how to fix it.

And like every heroic quest, there are a few bumps in the road and dragons to slay.

His inability to focus on love has turned his column into a disaster, his best friends are acting weirder than usual,  Christopher turns out to be a man of many surprises, and Morgan, well…

Maybe this time it does matter. Because when Asher’s heart finally realizes what he’s been looking for all along, it may be too late.

And too broken.

But there might just be a shred of hope somewhere deep down in his heart. Maybe Asher can fix everything and have his prince charming.

Because love is always like a fairy tale…right?


INITIAL REACTION

I won’t lie… it’s the GORGE covers that initially drew me in. Definitely think whoever designed these KNEW WHAT THEY WERE DOING. Wow, wow, wow! Then I read the descriptions and I’m 100% down for WHATEVER they are doing.

DISCUSS

Anyone read this series yet? Thoughts? Reactions?

Archive of books I’ve read for #NEWTSREADATHON2019

Click on the covers for more info on each book title I read, including: DATE COMPLETED and the SUBJECT, PASSING GRADE, CAREER, & READING PROMPT each title applied towards.

I also (eventually) plan to add a little review to each title or simply link to any review I’ve already made of the title if it’s a re-read and I’ve already reviewed it here on Reckless Indulgence!

Also check out these posts for more on my N.E.W.T.S. journey: