FRIDAY FREEBIES: 15+ Awesome Indies Free Ebooks

To kick off February, check out seventeen Awesome Indies-selected titles offered FREE on Amazon. As always, price is good for a limited time; be sure to double-check before clicking ‘purchase.’  If you enjoy the book, please consider leaving an Amazon review to show your appreciation, and we at Awesome Indies would love it if you would share this post, and ‘like’ our Facebook page if you have a spare second. Have a great weekend!

Children’s

awaywithfairiesTitle: Away With the Fairies
Author: Jenny Twist
FREE Friday, February 1
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Synopsis:
Lucy likes to stare at the wall. Her mother thinks she is suffering from petit mal but Granny McCurdle says, “Och, she’s away wi’ the fairies again.”
Nobody takes this literally until Lucy disappears. Her sister knows where she’s gone, but who would believe her? Can she really be away with the fairies?

Contemporary Fiction

tollesburyTitle: Tollesbury Time Forever
Author: Stuart Ayris
FREE Friday, February 1
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Synopsis:

Tollesbury Time
Nothing is real
And there’s nothing
To get hung about

In September 2008 I accompanied the police as they entered a house in Tollesbury. I was a psychiatric nurse at the time. The owner of the house was one of my patients. He had not been seen for two weeks – neither had his wife or his son.

Paranormal Fantasy

anathemaTitle: Anathema
Author: K.A. Tucker
FREE on Kindle Friday, February 1
Amazon U.S.
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Synopsis:
Evangeline has spent her teenage years in obscurity. Her foster parents have the emotional aptitude of robots and her classmates barely acknowledge her existence. About to turn eighteen and feeling like a social pariah, she is desperate to connect with someone. Anyone.

When Evangeline meets Sophie after literally stumbling upon her café, she believes she’s found that connection. Willing to do anything to keep it, she accepts a job as Sofie’s assistant and drops everything to fly to Manhattan, where she is thrust into a luxurious world of Prada, diamonds, and limitless cash.

With such generosity and kindness, it’s easy for Evangeline to dismiss certain oddities . . . like Sofie’s erratic and sometimes violent behavior, and the monstrous guard dogs. She’s even willing to dismiss her vivid dreams of mob-style murders, beautiful homeless people living in caves, and white-eyed demons that haunt her each night as figments of her imagination—especially when one of those figments is the gorgeous Caden. When she wakes up with bite marks on her neck, the fairy tale quickly turns into a nightmare. She slowly unravels the mystery surrounding Sofie and friends, and the reality of the bites and the “dreams.” What she discovers is far more mysterious and terrible than anything she could have imagined.

shadow of the sunTitle: Shadow of the Sun
Author: Laura Kreitzer
FREE on Kindle, Friday February 1
Amazon U.S.
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Synopsis:
Gabriella’s past is a mystery, but that never stopped her from achieving her goals. As a Supernatural Specialist, and far more intelligent than anyone her age, she was always ignored by her peers. Because of the isolation she always felt, she put her life and soul into her job. Being a Supernatural Specialist hasn’t given her the divine intervention she always longed for, until one day a shipment arrives from Italy containing three dead bodies with an uncanny ability to regenerate. Gabriella is frightened and intrigued, but not as scared as she becomes when a dark creature attacks her.

promiseTitle: Promise
Author: Kristie Cook
FREE on Kindle Friday, February 1
Amazon U.S.
Amazon UK
Synopsis:
When Alexis Ames is attacked by creatures that can’t be real, she decides it’s time she learns who she really is, with or without the help of her mother, who guards their family’s secrets closely. After meeting the inhumanly attractive, multi-talented Tristan Knight, however, Alexis retreats behind her façade of normalcy…until she discovers he’s not exactly normal either. Then their secrets begin to unravel.

Their union brings hope and promise to her family’s secret society, the Angels’ army, and to the future of mankind. But it also incites a dangerous pursuit by the enemy – Satan’s minions and Tristan’s creators. After all, Alexis and Tristan are a match made in Heaven and in Hell.

soulmate-thumbTitle: Soul Mate
Author: Richard Crawford
FREE on Kindle Friday, February 1
Amazon U.S.
Amazon UK
Synopsis:
Everyone believes Tommy’s best friend died in a terrible accident. Only Tommy knows that it wasn’t an accident at all. He made a drunken mistake he can never take back. And now he’s haunted, literally. It sounds nuts, and sometimes Tommy is not sure if he is nuts. It doesn’t seem to matter too much until he meets Suki.

Traditional Fantasy

DrasmyrTitle: Drasymr
Author: Matthew D. Ryan
FREE on Kindle, Friday February 1
Amazon U.S.
Amazon UK
Synopsis:
We vampires do not make easy prey. Our weaknesses are few, our strengths many. Fear is something we do not know, and death but a distant memory. So tread softly, pray to your god, and gird yourself with silver when the moons arise and night’s dark prince awakens. We fear not the wizard, nor the warrior, neither rogue, nor priest; our strength is timeless, drawn from darkness and we know no master save the hot lust of our unending hunger. We long for blood, your blood and no blade, nor spell, nor clever artifice, can keep us long from our prize. Feel our teeth at your throat, your life ebb from you, and know as darkness comes to claim you that the price of your folly is your everlasting soul.

The GrimoireTitle: Lichgates (Grimoire Saga #1)
Author: S.M. Boyce
FREE on Kindle, Friday February 1
Amazon U.S.
Amazon UK
Synopsis:
Kara, a college student still reeling from her mother’s recent death, has no idea the hidden world of Ourea even exists until a freak storm traps her in a sunken library. With no way out, she opens an ancient book of magic called the Grimoire and unwittingly becomes its master, which means Kara now wields the cursed book’s untamed power. Discovered by Ourea’s royalty, she becomes an unwilling pawn in a generations-old conflict–a war intensified by her arrival. In this world of chilling creatures and betrayal, Kara shouldn’t trust anyone… but she’s being hunted and can’t survive on her own. She drops her guard when Braeden, a native soldier with a dark secret, vows to keep her safe. And though she doesn’t know it, her growing attraction to him may just be her undoing.

thegatewayTitle: The Gateway (Harbinger of Doom, #1)
Author: Glenn G. Thater
FREE on Kindle, Friday February 1
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Synopsis:
The Harbinger of Doom saga centers around one Lord Angle Theta, an enigmatic warrior of unknown origins and mystical power. No mortal man is his match in battle. No sorcery can contain or confound him. No scholar or sage can outwit him. But for all his skills, he is but one of us; a man, a human, who shares our faults, our dreams, and our ambitions. He boldly strides across the land, fearless, peerless, and cloaked in mystery; all his will bent on righting such wrongs as he deems fit.

Until the day the Gateway opened and turned the world on its head. On that fateful day, Korrgonn came and washed away our dreams. And his outre’ realm of Nifleheim set its unholy mark upon our world and claimed it for their own. Only Theta and his companions see the enemies aligning against us. Only they foresee our end coming- the end of civilization, the end of the world of man.

sablecityTitle: The Sable City
Author: M. Edward McNally
FREE on Kindle, Friday February 1
Amazon U.S.
Amazon UK
Synopsis:
For the first time in a hundred years, Vod’Adia – the fabled Sable City – is Opening. All across the known world, adventurers hungry for gold and relics from the Witch King’s era are making their way to the legendary ruins. For many of them, the Sable City will claim their lives and perhaps even their very souls. But for one heroic fellowship, bent only on rescue, entering this deadly place may do worse than destroy them. It may destroy the entire world.

Historical Fiction

feudTitle: Feud
Author: Derek Birks
FREE on Kindle, Friday February 1
Amazon U.S.
Amazon UK
Synopsis:
September 1459. England stands on the brink of chaos as the forces of York and Lancaster prepare to settle their differences on the battlefield. As the rule of law breaks down all over England old scores are being settled.

In Yorkshire, the Radcliffe family revive an old feud with their neighbours, the Elders. There is no warning: a father is executed, a brother is killed and a household is ransacked. Emma Elder is dragged from her home and forced to marry the Radcliffe heir. Her younger sister, the beautiful and tigerish Eleanor, is violently abducted and imprisoned in a nunnery.  In a day the Elder family’s world has been destroyed … but one member of the family remains at large. A young knight, Ned Elder, flees with a handful of loyal companions.

To regain what has been lost he must seek powerful friends and rely on his skill with the sword. But as the brutal Wars of the Roses unfold it seems that Ned cannot succeed on his own. His sisters, his companions in arms and the girl he loves must all play their part if the Radcliffes are to be overcome.

Metaphysical Fiction

ballmachineTitle: Ball Machine
Author: Simon J. Townley
FREE on Kindle, Friday February 1
Amazon U.S.
Amazon UK
Synopsis:
Can an android win Wimbledon? Or the soccer World Cup? What about the heart of a beautiful woman? Built as a glorified ball machine, Vitas Rodriguez is the world’s most advanced android – strong, fast, tireless and smart. Equipped with the revolutionary quantum entanglement processor, he’s sentient, athletic, handsome, and unstoppable. He knows how to learn. And he loves to win. But when pushed to the limit, will Vitas finally shatter his programming and quantify – to the final decimal point – the ultimate, non-binary meaning of life?

sunspotsTitle: Sunspots
Author: Karen S. Bell
FREE on Kindle, Friday February 1
Amazon U.S.
Amazon UK
Synopsis:
Sunspots follows the healing journey of a young woman thrown into the horror of losing a spouse. It is a love story of loss and redemption and the ghosts that haunt our lives and our houses. Skirting the genres of magical realism and romance, Sunspots, explores the existence of the afterlife and the paranormal. The story takes the reader on a path of high emotion as the narrator, Aurora, uncovers her husband Jake’s secret life and her own internal conflicts as she matures to self-awareness. The novel’s tone vacillates from irreverent humor to solemnity as Aurora relates her previous life with Jake and her present challenges. The title refers to the solar maximum which became the backdrop for Aurora’s conception when her hippy parents went to Canada to observe the Aurora Borealis. In name and in spirit, Aurora is connected to the observable and unobservable energy around us. With the help of friends, family, and the ghost of Viola Parker (her home’s original owner), Aurora accepts her fate and the secrets revealed about Jake’s true character. She realizes that in this life she will finally break the cycle of pain caused by her love for this man, Jake Stein, through the centuries.

Short Stories

impulse controlTitle: Impulse Control – A Talent Chronicles Short
Author: Susan Bischoff
FREE on Kindle, Friday February 1
Amazon U.S.
Amazon UK
Synopsis:
In the world of the Talent Chronicles, kids born with supernatural powers are taken from their families and forced into government research facilities called State Schools. At one such school, a dangerous experiment has killed two young inmates and threatens others. Ethan, a shape-shifter, is reluctantly recruited by his best friend Karen, a telepath, and Elle, the unique Talent he has a crush on, to thwart the faculty’s plans. If they’re caught they face Detention, and Detention at a State School has a whole different meaning.

intuitionTitle: Intuition
Author: J. Meyers
FREE on Kindle, Friday February 1
Amazon U.S.
Amazon UK
Synopsis:
Luke and his twin sister Sera have unusual abilities. Hers is a gift–she can heal with a touch of her hand. His is a curse–he can see the future but he can’t do anything about it. On a hike up the mountain, Luke has a vision unlike any other–one that leaves him terrified. Knowing that it will come true–and that he must do everything in his power to stop it–leaves his own future uncertain.

Mystery/Legal Thriller

fatal verdictTitle: A Fatal Verdict
Author: Tim Vicary
FREE on Kindle, Friday February 1
Amazon U.S.
Amazon UK
Synopsis:
What would you do if someone murdered your child, but the justice system let you down?

Kathryn Walters is faced with this dreadful decision when her daughter, Shelley, is found dead in a bath in her boyfriend’s flat. Despite the best efforts of the Crown Prosecution barrister, Sarah Newby, it seems likely that the boyfriend, David Kidd, will be acquitted. How can her family tolerate this? And how should the investigating detective, Terry Bateson, act when it seems that the murdered girl’s mother is seeking revenge on the man he is certain killed Shelley in the first place?

As the story unravels Sarah Newby is confronted with one of her toughest defence cases yet, with a client who is not only reluctant to give evidence on her own behalf, but also refuses to explain why she chose Sarah to defend her in the first place …

Romance/Paranormal Fantasy

riseofthefallenTitle: Rise of the Fallen
Author: Donya Lynne
FREE on Kindle, Friday February 1
Amazon U.S.
Amazon UK
Synopsis:
In the streets of Chicago exists an uneasy, centuries-old truce between vampires and their distant cousins, a race of shifters called drecks. Vampire enforcement agency, All the King’s Men (AKM), is charged with maintaining the truce, but when volatile enforcer Micah Black loses his mate and falls into the biological agony that results from the broken bond, he tests the boundaries of the truce by seeking out Apostle, a leader in the dreck community. Micah wants Apostle to kill him, a request Apostle is more than happy to fulfill.

When ex-Army medic Samantha Garrett inadvertently disrupts the plot and saves Micah’s life, a chain reaction sets Micah’s heart on a collision course with Sam’s, but he will have to protect her from Apostle and her obsessive ex-husband, Steve, if they will have a chance at forever. Can Micah hold his emotions together to keep Sam alive?

7 comments… add one

  • Lona W. Hall February 2, 2013, 3:54 am

    “Bought” several and I promise to review each one I read! Thank you so much for this great list.

    Reply
    • Jen Blood February 2, 2013, 5:02 am

      Excellent – Thanks, Lona! I’m glad we could help!

      Reply
  • Kristie Cook (@kristiecookauth) February 2, 2013, 4:06 am

    Awesome! Thank you for sharing!

    Reply
    • Jen Blood February 2, 2013, 5:03 am

      Absolutely, Kristie! And any time you’re having a promo, be sure to drop me a line — we’ll be doing these listings regularly, and definitely want to give our Awesome Indie authors as much exposure as possible!

      Reply
  • Tahlia Newland February 2, 2013, 7:12 am

    Thanks for doing this Jen, What a great service.

    Reply
    • Jen Blood February 2, 2013, 12:09 pm

      My pleasure, Tahlia! There’s no way readers should miss out on such great deals!

      Reply
  • chandralatha March 2, 2013, 8:43 pm

    Reblogged this on sueshan123.

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