Five free books
These five books are great, first of a series/trilogy, that you can read for free.
Rising Tide: Dark Innocence (The Maura DeLuca Trilogy Book 1)
by Claudette Melanson
Rising Tide will sink its fangs into you, keeping you awake into the wee hours of the night
Could Maura’s life get any worse? …turns out it most certainly can.
Isolated and sheltered by her lonely mother, Maura’s never been able to make friends. She seems to drive her classmates away—except for the odd times they pay enough attention to torture her—but she doesn’t understand why. Maura considers herself to be a freak of nature, with her unusually pale skin and an aversion to the sun that renders her violently nauseous. Her belief is only worsened by the fact that almost everyone around her keeps their distance.
Even her own father deserted her before she was born, leaving Maura alone with her emotionally distant mother, Caelyn. Even though Maura is desperate for answers about her unknown parent, Caelyn remains heartbroken and her daughter can’t bring herself to reopen her mother’s wounds. Or is there a more sinister reason Caelyn refuses to utter a word about her long-lost love?
When a cruel prank nearly claims Maura’s life, one of her classmates, Ron, rushes to her rescue. Darkly handsome & mysteriously accepting, Ron doesn’t seem to want to stay away, but Maura is reluctant to get too close, since her mother has announced she’s moving the two of them to Vancouver…nearly 3,000 miles away from their hometown of Indiana, Pennsylvania.
If life wasn’t already challenging enough, Maura begins to experience bizarre, physical changes her mother seems hell bent on ignoring, compelling Maura to fear for her own life. Vicious nightmares, blood cravings, failing health and the heart-shattering loss of Ron—as well as the discovery of a tangled web of her own mother’s lies—become obstacles in Maura’s desperate quest for the unfathomable truth she was never prepared to uncover.
The Shadow Rises (Witch-Hunter Book 1)
by K.S. Marsden
When a new witch threat rises, only Hunter Astley can stop them…
In the face of dark magic and evil witches, a secret witch-hunting society works tirelessly to keep them at bay. The Malleus Maleficarum Council have strict rules and practises for eradicating magic.
Due to their work, witches have been almost forgotten, relegated to myth; but rumours are starting to emerge of a new power that will throw the world into chaos.
As the only 7th generation witch-hunter, Hunter Astley is the best the MMC has to offer. With the help of his colleagues, it’s a race to track down this new threat and stop them… in any way he can.
. . . Before You Leap (Time Will Tell Book 1)
by Les Lynam
Two teens in a time machine… what could possibly go wrong?
Sean knows there’s something different about the new girl in school — Alexis Townsend — but before he can figure out what, his world is turned upside down by the arrival of a distant relative. Distant, as in, his great-great-great-great-great-grandson.
Life in 1995 seems pretty primitive to the time-traveler from the 23rd Century, but he tries hard to fit in with some help from his ancestor. Einstein’s Theory didn’t cover this relativity.
…Before You Leap is a humorous, nostalgic romp that takes place in the final decade of the 20th Century
Lantern (Lantern #1)
by Chess Desalls
People don’t live inside lanterns; they don’t light them up.
Five days before Halloween, all sixteen-year-old Tori has on her mind is vacationing with her family and scoring lots of candy. Her grandmother’s estate, with its Gothic spires and trails that lead out to the woods, holds an unexpected secret: a lantern that lights up for Tori and nobody else. Certain it’s a ghost or a prank, she investigates further and discovers a mysterious life that shines in the darkness.
Monte Vista Village: A Post-Apocalyptic, Dystopian Series (The Survivor Diaries Book 1)
by Lynn Lamb
THE APOCALYPSE— WOULD YOU SURVIVE?
I’m Laura, and I survived global nuclear war. When I walked out into the devastated landscape, I didn’t find zombies, witches or vampires— what I found was infinitely worse; it was real.
IS THIS OUR RECKONING?
Our tormentor is no longer the enemy; it is what’s left of the desperate earth. My neighbors are starving and sick from the biochemicals in the air. Our food, water and meds are running low. Our only hope is to come together to stay alive.
WHO WILL LEAD US TO SALVATION?
Certainly not me. Why would it be me? The Army Colonel should be the leader of the Village, not me
CAN MY STORY HAVE A HAPPILY EVER AFTER? CAN IT HAVE ANY EVER AFTER?