Reading e-books before bed.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Digital Library Addition [3]

More free ebooks! Earlier this week, I received an epub ARC copy of Beatific from Randi Rogue.


Series: A Blood Kin Vampires Novel
Author: Randi Rogue
Published June 2012 by Randi Rogue
Goodreads page

I, Constance Ferrer, ached to be more than just a novice vampire—a mere underling and fodder to the elite of the Blood Kin, an ancient, powerful, and cunning horde. I thrilled when Psylas, my maker, appointed me to a simple, routine assignment that yanked me well beyond my ordinary reach, finally granting me a chance to elevate in the ranks. But when that feat thrust me to the forefront of an unravelling prophecy, I found myself pitted between vicious factions vying for the possession of the cherished Truth and Peace. Suspicious of the prophecy itself, yet trapped within the sanctuary of its protectors, my previously bleak and mundane existence blooms into a frightening adventure.

How does a weak and inexperienced vampire such as myself successfully sift through increasingly elusive schemes? How does she sort out a sudden influx of supposed allies and enemies? How does she determine who or what to fight or trust? And when presented with convenient comforts—Cyriel, an epicurean, share-the-fun vampire; his lavish and libertine accommodations; and Huijghe, his strangely enamored and seriously decadent human—should she dare indulge, if even just for a brief reprieve?

I was about to find out.

Amidst a miasma of confusion, fear, and exhilaration, of betrayers and opportunists, of gleaming depravity and fierce splendor, I stumble over that which makes all the dangers worth braving.

Armed with little more than the vampiric gift to preserve a consciousness during a turning, I fumble toward a nightmarish ecstasy.

Being a nobody compelled to greatness isn’t easy… It’s Beatific.

And then I got this ebook from Smashwords, for free! The author provided a coupon code so we can get it for free. :)




Type: Stand alone
Author: Kevis Hendrickson
Published September 8th 2011
Goodreads page

Asha is a 15-year old girl with the soul of a demon. She plans to wage war against heaven and hell using humanity as her main weapon. Asha begins the epic tale of the revenge of the dark goddess of demons!

Earlier today, I went browsing on Smashwords and got the following books for free as well. :D

Series: Silver Moon [1]
Author: Rebecca A. Rogers
Published June 13th 2011
Goodreads page

For seventeen-year-old Candra Lowell, senior year is supposed to be the time of her life. It’s not supposed to include being shipped off to her aunt and uncle’s house for 'her own good'. Whatever that means. There’s only bad news from this experience—when she learns she’ll go from human to werewolf in a few months. Complete with an inherited unique power.

At her aunt and uncle's house, Candra is plagued with nightmares of a whispering forest and glowing eyes, and a shadowy figure, who issues a warning—she needs to leave town. Candra tries to dismiss the haunting images, but when the shadowy figure appears outside of her home, Candra realizes she should've obeyed.

Candra learns the meaning of the stalker’s warnings when she discovers she’s the new favorite target of a rival pack. She isn't just a werewolf—she's a werewolf in the middle of a feud that makes the Montagues and Capulets look like best friends. She’s also made a mess of things by falling for her sworn enemy. Worse, the rival pack wants the power Candra will receive on her eighteenth birthday. To protect her family and friends, Candra can’t run or hide; she must face her foes, even if it means death.


Series: Silver Moon [2]
Author: Rebecca A. Rogers
Published January 13th 2012
Goodreads page

As the rise in supernatural disturbances continually expands to more obvious locations, Candra’s family and friends are on a never-ending hunt to remove the region’s dark magic.

Greater forces are at work, though, as an accidental link is formed between Candra and Ben, “marking” their souls and coupling them forever. They can now see each other’s thoughts and speak to one another telepathically—bad news for sworn enemies.

Occults spreading across Hartford, along with Candra and Ben’s mishap, are part of a bigger plan, one that neither the Lowells nor the Conways ever saw coming. There is more than one Ancient in their midst, and these primordial beings are lying in wait until Candra inherits her power.

A power which hasn’t been seen in over five hundred years.

A power which balances one of her enemy’s.

These two powers combined can change the course of history. In order to survive a battle with the Ancients and protect their abilities, the Lowell’s and Conway’s will have to work together. Can they rise above their feud, or will they lose everything?


Series: Talent Chronicles [1]
Author: Susan Bischoff
Published August 3rd 2010
Goodreads page

They call their abilities Talents, and that’s what they call themselves as well. Talents are people born with supernatural powers, feared by the population at large. Possession of an “unregistered ability” has become illegal, and those who are discovered are forcibly removed to government-run research facilities. For Talents, keeping their secret is the most important thing in their lives. For some, that need for secrecy begins to define who they are.

That’s how it is for Joss, a high school girl who does everything in her power to go unnoticed. She's incredibly bright, but strives to maintain grades that are good yet not too good. She doesn't participate in school activities, keeps quiet in class, eats by herself. Despite her longtime crush on Dylan, she wouldn't even think about trying to talk to him. Joss doesn't make friends of any kind, because friends can draw attention, friends can make you slip up, friends can make things complicated.

When new girl, Kat, steps in to rescue Joss from an uncomfortable situation with Marco, the class jerk, she doesn’t realize what she’s getting into, and it blows up in her face. Joss finds herself torn between a desire to do the right thing, to find some way to help a girl who was kind to her; and her need to mind her own business and fade into. For the first time, Joss begins to question the way she operates, and starts to long for connections with other people--especially a connection with Dylan, who's finally starting to talk to her.

But what's up with Dylan's sudden interest? As Marco’s best friend, can he be trusted at all?

It's bad enough when a girl's got to worry about friends, boys, over-protective dads, and shoes that pinch, but when you throw in blackmail, government agents with guns, and really annoying little sisters...that's just about too much to handle, even for a girl with an ass-kicking superpower.


Series: The Captive Series [1]
Author: Erica Stevens
Published June 6th 2012 by Gilmour-Cox
Goodreads page

Blood Slave. Captured, taken from her beloved family and woods, Aria’s biggest fear is not the imminent death facing her, but that she will be chosen as a blood slave for a member of the ruling vampire race. No matter what becomes of her though, Aria knows that she must keep her identity hidden from the monsters imprisoning her. She has already been branded a member of the rebellion, but the vampires do not know the true depth of her involvement with it, and they must never know. Though hoping for death, Aria’s world is turned upside down when a vampire named Braith steps forward to claim her. He delays her execution, but Aria knows it’s only a matter of time before he drains her, and destroys her. Especially once she learns his true identity as a prince within the royal family; the same royal family that started the war that ultimately brought down humankind, reducing them to nothing more than servants and slaves. Aria is determined to hate the prince, determined not to give into him in anyway, but his strange kindness, and surprising gentleness astonish her. Torn between her loyalties to the rebellion, and her growing love for her greatest enemy, Aria struggles to decide between everything she has ever known, and a love she never dreamed of finding.


Series: The Ravening [1]
Author: Erica Stevens
Published 2012 by Gilmour-Cox
Goodreads page

The world didn’t end with a bang, didn’t go out in a ball of fire and fury. Nor did it end in ice, but in some strange way ice was the end; or maybe it was the beginning of something more.

Bethany is stunned and horrified when she finds herself suddenly alone in a world that was alive only moments before. Terrified, she flees into the streets of her town, looking for answers, and desperate to reach her family. Panicked, she is nearly captured by the monsters hunting her until Cade steps in to rescue her. Dark and distant, most people in school are weary of Cade, yet oddly fascinated by him. They had been close as children, but it has been years since Bethany has had any real contact with Cade. Inexplicably drawn to his dark presence, Bethany finds herself torn between her growing desire for Cade, and her boyfriend Bret’s unwavering love. As their situation becomes even more perilous Bethany struggles to come to terms with her past, her terrifying new reality, and her growing love for a boy that is powerful, mysterious, and deadly.


Type: Stand-alone
Author: C.M. Gray
Published February 7th 2012 by Amazon Kindle
Goodreads page

‘I have lived more years than I can remember, probably more than the sum of all your years combined. Kings have called me friend and brigands have sworn to burn the flesh from my bones even if they have to search all seven halls of the shadowland to find me.’

On the night of midwinter’s eve, a storyteller takes his listeners back to the Dark ages and a tale from his youth.

Deserted by its Roman masters, Britain has been invaded by the Saxons at the invitation of Vortigern, traitorous leader of the Britons. Now, as the tribes unite to reclaim their land, one man must rise to lead them and become their true and only king.


Type: stand-alone
Author: Michelle Isenhoff
Published October 18th 2011
Goodreads page

If you owned a pen that wrote the future, would you use it? What if the consequences spread like ripples in a pond? What if they raged out of control? What if the pen demanded tribute...in blood?

Thirteen-year-old Micah has found such a pen. One that’s ensnared him in a curse dating back generations. One that’s devastated two families and now threatens his whole New England village. But how can Micah destroy the pen when it offers him his only chance at the future he dreams of?


There, more ebooks on my reader. It just keeps piling up as I find new materials to read. XD

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