[Free eBook REPEAT] The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting [YA Paranormal Fantasy Mystery with Romance]

The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting is the 1st novel in her The Body Finder series of young adult paranormal urban fantasy with strong f/m romantic suspense elements, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher HarperCollins’ Harper Teen imprint.

This is a contemporary urban fantasy series starring a teenaged heroine has an unusual secret ability to sense the dead bodies of people and animals who have been killed. This installment is a suspenseful one which pushes her into trying to actively use her abilities to catch a serial killer, with the help of her best friend who has a crush on her, while trying not to become the killer’s next victim.

Offered in the US only, available at multiple retailers (previously only free @ B&N the last time around).

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[Free eBook] Dark Legion by John Glasby [Investigative Horror Mystery Thriller]

Dark Legion by the late British author John Glasby is his standalone mystery thriller with possible paranormal dark fantasy/horror elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 2009 by Ulverscroft as part of their Linford Mystery Library line.

The story is set in the British countryside, and stars a man who investigates the mysterious death of his brother at the local standing stones formation, who may or may not have been killed as part of a superstitious ritual by the locals who are acting rather suspiciously, possibly under the influence of an evil force, or perhaps simply from their own very human murderous intent.

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[Free eBook] Kiss of the Cobra by Peter Tremayne [Archaeological Horror Thriller]

Kiss of the Cobra by British author Peter Tremayne, perhaps best known as the author of the popular Sister Fidelma historical mystery series, is his standalone archaeological horror thriller, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1984 by Sphere.

The story is set in West Bengal, India, in the modern day, involving academics breaking into the ancient burial chamber of a devoted couple for what they think is the find of the century, but turns out to be protected by the gods with the obligatory terrible curse, leaving a trail of strange deaths to investigate despite obstacles both mortal and supernatural.

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[Free eBook] ChiZine 150th Canada Day Giveaway [Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Poetry]

In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, for today only on Canada Day, Canadian small press specialty publisher ChiZine Publications is holding a giveaway of all their ebooks from their Canadian authors for free (modest pay-what-you-want donation suggested).

Their catalogue includes many award-nominated and -winning genre authors, both local and international. Although the bulk of it is tilted towards horror, there’s also a generous selection of fantasy, science fiction, paranormal mystery, and even some sfnal literary fiction and poetry in the lot. Overall, the selection is quite high quality (and you shouldn’t miss picking up the offered Imaginarium anthology volumes of yearly best-of feature short stories) and anything you pick up will likely be pretty decent (click on the covers to go to the descriptions of the books). Some of the download filesizes are very large, so be warned.

I especially recommend out of the authors I’ve previously bought: Quebec author Claude Lalumière (excellent multi-genre short stories), Caitlin Sweet (some traditionally epic fantasy, some mythologically-based), Gemma Files (steampunk magical western with LGBT elements, also horror shorts), Nancy Baker (dark fantasy with legendary creatures), Geoff Ryman (Hugo nominee for science fiction, but he has a fantasy novel in this), Quebec author Yves Meynard (Aurora Award-winner with quite good multi-genre short stories).

Offered DRM-free worldwide through July 1st, 2017 until midnight Eastern Time, directly at the publisher’s special promo page and you can read more about it at the announcement on their blog.

[Free eBook] The Phoebe Harkness Omnibus by James Fahy [Sci-Fi Paranormal Horror Mystery]

The Phoebe Harkness Omnibus by British author James Fahy is an omnibus edition which comprises the 1st & 2nd novels in his Phoebe Harkness series of urban gothic science fiction horror paranormal investigative mystery adventure thrillers, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture Press imprint.

The series is set in the post-apocalyptic future city of New Oxford after a devastating world war, where as the result of weapons experiments, some humans have genetically mutated into forms resembling creatures out of legend. These cases star the titular Dr. Harkness, a regular human with a surprising past secret, as she solves mysterious murders which pose problems to harmonious interspecies relationships between the remaining normal humans and the newly-ascendant pseudo-vampire and neo-werewolf societies.

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[Free eBook] Ward Against Death by Melanie Card [YA Fantasy Mystery with Romance]

Ward Against Death by Melanie Card is the 1st novel in her Chronicles of a Reluctant Necromancer series of YA fantasy mystery adventures with strong f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Macmillan’s Entangled: Teen imprint.

The series is set in a fantasy world with strong supernatural elements where necromancy is widely practiced, and stars an eventual couple who go around having problem-solving adventures together. This installment sets them up with their first case as a newbie necromancer raises a noble family’s recently-deceased daughter in order to let her loved ones say goodbye, only to discover that she believes she has been murdered and they need to find out whodunnit.

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[Free eBook] Door Into Terror by Juanita Coulson [Gothic Supernatural Mystery/Suspense]

Door Into Terror by Juanita Coulson is her gothic mystery/suspense novel with supernatural horror elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1972 by Berkley’s Medallion imprint. The standalone story appears to be set in contemporary times, and involves a woman who moves to an isolated island to tutor an old friend’s son, only to uncover disturbing secrets and perhaps even evil forces in the mysterious and possibly haunted mansion.

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