[Free eBook] Secret Strangers by Thomas Tessier [Psychological Suspense Horror Thriller]

Secret Strangers by Thomas Tessier, a two-time recipient of the International Horror Guild Award, is his standalone horror suspense thriller novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture Press imprint.

This was originally published in 1990 by Macdonald This is a psychological horror crime novel (apparently non-supernatural, despite having been filed as a paranormal) centred around a teenager who uncovers a secret about their neighbours which she and her boyfriend decide to use for blackmail, only to find the tables turning upon them as events spiral out of control.

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[Free eBook] Dominions by James A. Burton [Urban Fantasy]

Dominions by James A. Burton, a pseudonym for author James A. Hetley, is the 2nd novel in his The Bladesmith series of contemporary urban fantasy with f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of the author via the Book View Café backlist author republishing consortium.

This is a self-published sequel to his novel Powers, which was published in 2012 by Prime Books. The series is set in a variant of our modern world, where the welfare of all the connected worlds is tied to the continued existence of the gods, who can be killed with specially-forged weapons. This installment follows up the effects of one such disastrous killing, centred around the city-dwelling goddess who carries a godslaying blade she strives to unmake with the help of the man who forged it, which makes her hunted by all of the other gods even as the blade hungers to kill them all.

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[Free eBooks] 4 Doctor Who spin-off titles from Candy Jar Books [Science Fiction Media Tie-In]

As a special Easter holiday treat for fans of the popular Doctor Who British science fiction media franchise, 4 books are offered free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Candy Jar Books.

Three novels from their new Lethbridge-Stewart series of officially licensed spin-off tie-in adventures starring side characters from the original show, introduced with forewords by actors and writers who contributed to the show, are offered to promote the line, which is expecting several more releases in upcoming months.

A fourth book, which is non-fiction, provides an unofficial companion to the creative inspirations behind the various artificial beings which appear throughout the mothership franchise.

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[Free eBook] Thieves’ World: Shadowspawn by Andrew J. Offutt [Adventure Fantasy]

Shadowspawn by the late Andrew J. Offutt is the 4th novel in the highly popular Thieves’ World series of adventure fantasy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture Press imprint.

This was originally published in 1987 by Ace Books. The Thieves’ World series created by Robert Asprin is a shared magical universe consisting of stories and novels contributed by many different authors, and was a hit franchise back in the 1980s, with contributors including the late SFWA Grandmaster Poul Anderson and Hugo Award-winning author C. J. Cherryh. This story is a standalone starring two people making their way on a perilous desert journey during which they have many adventures, complicated by the fact that one of them used a magical wish to attract the other to his side, and must come to terms with his guilt in using his powers to illicitly obtain a close companion.

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[Free eBook] The Wells of Ythan Quartet by Marc Alexander [Epic Fantasy Omnibus]

The Wells of Ythan Quartet: Books 1-4 by New Zealand author Marc Alexander comprises all four novels in his Wells of Ythan quartet of epic fairy tale-esque adventure fantasy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture Press imprint.

This omnibus edition contains Ancient Dreams, Magic Casements, Shadow Realm, and Enchantment’s End, which were originally published by Headline between 1988 and 1992. quartet of epic fairy tale-esque adventure fantasy The story involves an apprentice toymaker’s quest to find a vanished princess who is the key to freeing the land from an evil usurper, and restore her to her rightful throne with the help of his companions.

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[Free eBook] Broken Stone by Richard Monaco [Arthurian Historical Fantasy]

Broken Stone by Richard Monaco, a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, is the 2nd novel in his Leitus Sixtus duology of Arthurian-inspired historical adventure fantasy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture Press imprint.

This was originally published in 1985 by Ace Books. The duology is set in ancient Rome during the days when Britain was part of the Roman Empire and incorporates elements of Arthurian fantasy lore, starring an exiled Roman warrior and a Briton former slave girl with a special destiny. This volume wraps up their adventures, taking them on a further journey into the world of hidden Druidic magic as well as the farther reaches of the Empire, teaming them up with allies and enemies against a greater evil in a final confrontation.

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[Free eBook] Wicked Things by Thomas Tessier [Supernatural Horror]

Wicked Things by Thomas Tessier, a three-time recipient of the International Horror Guild Award, is his standalone supernatural horror thriller, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture Press imprint.

This was originally published in 2007 by Dorchester’s Leisure Books imprint and won the International Horror Guild Award. The story takes place in the obligatory seemingly-idyllic small town which reveals layers of terrible dysfunction and bizarre happenings of which the locals dare not speak, when a stranger begins looking into a series of murders in the deceptively picture-perfect place.

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[Free eBook] Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente [Russian Folktale Historical Fantasy]

Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente, a recipient of the Mythopoeic and James Tiptree, Jr. Award, is her standalone historical mythological fantasy novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Tor Books.

The story is a combination of Russian folklore and history, resetting the traditional fairy tale of Koschei the Deathless into the 20th century Russian Revolution.

Offered through April 16th, available in Canada & the US directly from the publisher as their Free Book of the Month Club selection.

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[Free eBook] Code of the Lifemaker by James P. Hogan [Science Fiction]

Code of the Lifemaker by James P. Hogan is his first contact alien colony science fiction novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Phoenix Pick Press.

This was originally published in 1983 by Ballantine’s Del Rey imprint. The story is set in the near future, where Saturn’s moon Titan is inhabited by an intelligent robotic species seeded by the long-ago crash of an alien ship, which mistakes exploring humans for their ancient creators, with potentially disastrous results if it were not for the unrepentant conman who challenges the forces waiting to exploit them.

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[Free eBook] Raven of Destiny by Peter Tremayne [Irish Mythological Fantasy]

Raven of Destiny by British author Peter Tremayne, perhaps best known as the author of the popular Sister Fidelma historical mystery series, is his standalone mythological historical adventure fantasy novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1984 by Methuen. The story is set in ancient Ireland and loosely based on the mythology of the Ulster Cycle. This tale stars a young warrior under legendary King Conchobar Mac Nessa (of Deirdre of the Sorrows fame) who finds himself exiled for breaking an oath and embarking on an adventurous quest to regain his honour.

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