It's Fantasy Friday, and here for your reading enjoyment are 8 compelling fantasies. Enjoy!
On the Edge of Humanity (A Vampire SEAL Novel), by S.B. Alexander. (Still free?)
How can you go wrong bringing vampires and Navy SEALs together? This paranormal fantasy is highly rated, and free today!
"I absolutely loved this book. I am a huge fan of both YA and Supernatural reads. Alexander is able to build up this new world, where vampires work amongst our military and are naturally born. The characters are built up in a way that you feel like you know them, and they are easy to relate to, making it so that you are rooting for them the whole way through the story. I would highly recommend the book to anyone who enjoys YA/Supernatural reads." -- Amazon reviewer
317 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 10 reviews.
The Five Elements (The Alchemancer: Book 1), by Scott Marlowe. (Still $0.99?)
This YA epic fantasy is full of magic and adventure. Read the warm reviews on Amazon to see why readers are calling this "fantastic," "refreshing," and "fascinating." 99 cents today!
"Vibrant and entertaining... far surpassed my expectations... The characters were multidimensional and created in a way that makes the reader identify with them and keep reading every page with expectation." - Ionia Martin, Top Amazon Reviewer
"I loved the story. It was the perfect combination of elemental magic and adventure." - Ritesh Kala's Book Reviews
"The elemental magic system was uniquely done. A fine read for people looking for fantasy that is a quick high quality read." - IndieBookBlogger
341 pages, with a 4.1-star rating from 16 reviews.
Sleepers (The Swarm Trilogy, #1), by Megg Jensen. (Still $0.99?)
This novel is a "beautifully crafted YA fantasy" available for 99 cents today.
""Exactly how does one write a review for a book that has them in the corner of their room, rocking back and forth, sucking their thumb . . uncertain of everything they have ever known?" - Stephanie Reviews
"I loved "Anathema", I really did, but "Sleepers"? It is quite possibly one of my favorite books so far in 2011. Megg Jensen has done it again. She's crafted a world that will pull you in from start to finish." - YA Book Haven Reviews
"Extremely original and exciting from beginning to end. Megg Jensen created memorable characters with so many twist and turns I was surprised with every turn of the page." - Seeing Night Reviews
227 pages, with a 4.1-star rating from 49 reviews.
The Earth Painter (The Painter Series), by Melissa Turner Lee. (Still $0.99?)
A YA fantasy romance set in the American south and featuring a memorable female lead in Holly Scruggs. Over 50 five-star reviews, and available for 99 cents today!
"This is the first book in The Painter Series. It is a YA Supernatural Romance, but it's different than any I have read. The author puts a wonderful spin on how the Earth became what it is. The book is different from all other books I have read in its genre. Even the ending surprised me." -- Mystical World of Book Reviews
197 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 66 reviews.
Spirits Rising (Spirit Caller Series), by Krista D. Ball. (Still $0.99?)
This novella is the first book in the Spirit Caller fantasy series from noted author Krista D. Ball. 99 cents today!
"It's a refreshing change to read Krista D. Ball's Spirits Rising. One of the novel's big strengths: the snarky, funny voice. Fresh and honest, Rachel's voice carries the story and breathes life into it.
I highly recommend it to all readers who love the paranormal, but also those who like stories grounded in real life, with strong heroines who don't wait for a prince charming to come and save the day. Warning: This is not a romance, and it contains no sparkly vampires." -- Good Book Alert
77 pages, with a 3.9-star rating from 20 reviews.
Harvest Moon, by Krista D. Ball. (Still $0.99?)
This short fantasy riffs off of native culture with elements of magic and the engaging character of Dancing Cat. An enjoyable read that you can finish off in a sitting or two. 99 cents today.
"I liked the plot, it was so original...Every page will surely surprise the readers." --Bookingly Yours Reviews
"I find that very few books accurately portray native culture and that is one of the things I appreciated most about this book." --Dianna's Writing Den
"Harvest Moon is a delightful blend of history, romance, and fantasy. I didn't put it down until it was done, and I really want to see more of Dancing Cat and Bearclaw." --Book Lovers Inc
32 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 10 reviews.
Everwinter (The Wrath of the Northmen series #1 An epic fantasy novel), by Elizabeth Baxter. (Still $2.99?)
A full-length epic fantasy novel from the Wrath of the Northmen series. Highly-rated and praised for its intriguing characters and vivid landscapes. $2.99.
"Everwinter is the quite appropriately titled tale of a land suffering from a never-ending season of snow and ice. It hasn't always been this way, and the greatest minds in the land are working to find an end to the Everwinter. When things get rough, the Ral Torans trust in science and diligently work to find a concrete answer to their problems. Chellin is a city steeped deep in faith. They look to the goddess for help and are a generally superstitious folk. When the two meet and agree to work together to find and end to the Everwinter, intrigue and action ensue. The strength of Everwinter is in the plot. It moves at a quick but steady pace that keeps the reader engaged and excited.You go to have fun and be entertained and maybe see a fight or two. That is the nature of Everwinter and author Elizabeth Baxter has done it well." -- Amazon reviewer
292 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 9 reviews.
Infernal Games (A Templar Chronicles Urban Fantasy Adventure), by Joseph Nassise. (Still $4.99?)
The Templar Chronicles fantasy series has returned with this latest rendering from the prolific Joseph Nassise.
"The Templar Chronicles were supposed to be a Trilogy, but popular demand convinced Mr. Nassise to write a fourth book. It is an awesome book. I highly recommend this book series to any Urban Fantasy reader. Start at the beginning and savor each and every moment with Cade and the Templars in Mr. Nassise's world." -- Amazon reviewer
179 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 7 reviews.
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