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La Dame à La Licorne by Anne Marie
Type: Short Story
Genre: YA urban fantasy
Price: 99 cents
Where to Get It:
Musa Publishing     Amazon   Barnes & Noble     Smashwords
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Always obey your father. That’s what Katherine’s done her entire life.  She studies dead languages and practices knife-throwing. Now Pappa’s  listening to a virtual stranger, and she’s convinced the stranger cares  more about killing monsters than her own safety. Pappa won’t even tell  her what they’re going after. He says it’s because if she knows too  much, then she’s tainted by that knowledge and it will spoil the hunt.
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Can she trust Pappa’s judgment or leave her future in the hands of the  stranger? With only her wits to protect her, she joins them in the most  terrifying night of the year.
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Bargain eBooks #700:

Legion of Bats by  Shadow Stephens
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Price: $2.99
Where to Get It: 
Amazon (Kindle)  
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In a world governed by fear and corruption, a baby, Zoe Masterson, was  born and immediately targeted for death. Hidden away in the rural West  Virginia town of Tanner, Zoe grows up feeling like an outsider—always  just a little bit different from the people around her. As bad becomes  worse, she is arrested for arson and a murder she didn’t commit. She is  taken to a mental hospital, where she discovers nothings is as it seems  and her destiny awaits her. Zoe quickly becomes caught in a web of  strange abilities, politics, murder, discrimination, and forbidden love. Will she be able to bring a government to its knees in order to have  the one person who matters most to her?
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What they’re saying about it:
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“Legion of Bats is a combination of Urban Fantasy & YA Paranormal. The story is different and engaging. I liked this book; I enjoyed the writing style and the characters.
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The plot flows easily, the good vs. evil in a fight to the death. This is Stephen’s first book and I am quite surprised. Her ability to create such an enticing and engaging story is amazing. The plot plays around a
group of people who are quite different from the rest of the human world. They are called Endowed, people gifted with paranormal ability that ranges from mind control to the control of fire and water.
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What differentiates this story from others is the way the plot develops; you have the good guys in one side who fight towards a common goal, to save all endowed from crazy scientific experiments and a fight against racism within their world. Their fight is personal and harsh with a common denominator, kill the power-hungry egocentric king. On the other side, you have an evil being whose only goal is to destroy everything he considers against the “law” and different while forgetting his background and real origins.”
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Broken Butterflies by Shadow Stephens
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Price: $2.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon (Kindle)  
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Ilisha Morrison should have died the day she boarded the bullet train to Colorado. As her train collided with another, a handsome stranger saved her life, but put her in more danger than she ever imagined possible.  Caught in a warring world of angels, demons, and a vengeful Death Maker  who wants to destroy her, Ilisha discovers her true identity and that  not everything is as it seems. Betrayal, heartache and two angels  competing for her love forces Ilisha to make the hardest decision of her life.

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Bargain eBooks #696:

 

The Three Talents of Timothy O’Dowd by Doug Huestis
Genre:  Young adult, Urban Fantasy
Price:   $4.99
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In 1939 Montreal, schoolboy Tim discovers he has mysterious powers, while  a demon and a strange old man give conflicting advice on using them. Tim shows  foreign photographers around the city, but soon suspects them of a terrorist  plot against the visiting king and queen. He puts his powers to use and risks  everything in an attempt to foil the plot and enable the police to stop the  terrorists. The late Mayor Camillien Houde, the late Cardinal Villeneuve, the  Montreal Tramways Company, and Selwyn House School all play a role in the  story.

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Bargain eBooks #657:

Reapers in Heels Series by Jason Krumbine
Type: Novellas/Series (4 novellas total)
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Romance
Price: $2.99 ea
Where to Get Them:
Amazon (Kindle)   Barnes and Noble   iPad     Smashwords
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When a dead soul goes renegade you call a grim reaper. And when you’re in Century City, you call the Graves sisters.
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Avery and Brooke Graves are two of the best reapers in town. For them, hunting down a renegade dead soul is easy, hunting for a good man, however, is a whole ‘nother challenge.
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Brooke’s ex-boyfriend is back in her life and the heat between them is quickly turning up.
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After what was supposed to be a simple double homicide at the Kirkland Motel the Graves sisters end up with more than they bargained for.
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With love on the rocks and souls on the run, it’s just another day for these reapers in heels.
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“…This effort is another wise cracking, butt kicking, fun mystery that is a great read!…” – Amazon Reader Review
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“…It is like a grown-up comic book where the pictures develop in my mind–Krumbine makes it easy to paint those mind pictures with his story…” – Amazon Reader Review

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Bargain eBooks #640:

Wings of Shadow by Anna Kyss
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Price: $3.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon (Kindle)
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In the struggle for survival…
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Meghan’s graduation gift is one that any eighteen-year-old would dream of: traveling abroad to England. Her journey turns into more adventure than expected when Meghan meets the mysterious Kiernan and is introduced to a strange society hidden beneath the streets of London.
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The fittest win out at the expense of their rivals…
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When Meghan’s life is threatened, she flees the city and seeks sanctuary in a distant village–a place unseen by human eyes for over one hundred years. Not knowing if anyone can be trusted, Meghan tries to determine who is friend, who is foe… and who has captured her heart. Meanwhile, a battle for survival brews all around her.
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Wings of Shadow is a superbly written fantasy novel. The storyline is not only intriguing but incorporates a visual beauty and a respect for nature that makes it a delightful read! Congratulations to Anna Kyss! Very much looking forward to the next books of the trilogy.
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I just bought this book yesterday after reading the sample pages and immediately getting hooked on the story and needing to know what would happen next. I bought the book and spent the next hour immersed in a fascinating world of faeries, then got up early this morning and read straight through until I finished, it’s that good.
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This story should appeal to readers who enjoyed Twilight and other similar stories. The world of the Faeries is vividly drawn and the characters are likable, especially the boys grandmother, Selena and both Avery and Kiernan make for great heroes…Meghan isn’t sure which one she likes better…and I’m not either, they’re both amazing.

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Bargain eBooks #605:

Legion of Bats by Shadow Stephens
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Price: $2.99
Where to get it:
Amazon (Kindle)
 
 
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Legion of Bats—They were all different, but together they changed the world.
In a world governed by fear and corruption, a baby, Zoe Masterson, was born and immediately targeted for death. Hidden away in the rural West Virginia town of Tanner, Zoe grows up feeling like an outsider—always just a little bit different from the people around her. As bad becomes worse, she is arrested for arson and a murder she didn’t commit. She is taken to a mental hospital, where she discovers nothings is as it seems and her destiny awaits her. Zoe quickly becomes caught in a web of strange abilities, politics, murder, discrimination, and forbidden love. Will she be able to bring a government to its knees in order to have the one person who matters most to her?
 
What they’re saying about it:
 
“Paranormal books are incredibly popular right now, especially with the Twilight craze. The usual topic is vampires or werewolves, and don’t get me wrong, I love them. Shadow Stephens took paranormal in a completely different direction, though. She created a secret society of Endowed, hidden from human eyes, and full of powers.

I’m not sure where to begin with the characters. The main character, Zoe, is new to this secret world. She was always considered different and so she learned to be alone. I like Zoe. Sometimes she can be a bit of a mess, but if I suddenly learned I was part of a secret world full of people with amazing powers I might be a little freaked out, too. I actually think she handles things pretty well. There were a few areas of the book that she really frustrated me but I won’t say much because I don’t want to spoil the book for others.

When Zoe is placed in the mental hospital she meets a group of Endowed who will become her friends. Todd is an interesting guy, and he cares about Zoe a lot. At times I didn’t like him though. Stevie is spunky and I really loved her character. Larkin is a sweet girl. I think she is just incredibly strong since her power can be very difficult. Miles is a fun character, and I would love to have his power. All of these characters had depth. We learned about them as people, as well as about their powers which range from telekinesis to speaking with animals.

Then we start to learn about the Guardians, a race of half Spirit and half Endowed. We meet Zoe’s Guardian, Icarus, and he is just wow. I loved Icarus. He and Zoe are forever connected because he is bound to her as a Guardian. Their relationship is so much more though. I enjoyed how their relationship grew.

There are so many more characters. I could write for ages about them all. Stephens really made a very diverse world in the Legion of Bats. She gave back story and developed so many characters. She has an amazing imagination and true talent. The plot was a wild ride that I loved. I was pulled in right from the start and just couldn’t put it down. At one point I glanced at the clock to realize it was 2am and I had to be up with my kids in a few hours. I would love to read more about the Legion of Bats, and I hope that Stephens will make this a series. Even if she doesn’t, she will be an author that I will watch. With this book as her debut I think she will be going very far!”–Amazon Reviewer

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Bargain eBooks #566:

Writer’s Retreat New York City-Best Cafes for Writers, Bloggers & Students by Juliet C Obodo
Type: Travel Guide
Price: $3.99
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When living in a busy city or traveling to one it’s often difficult to find a place where you’re able to tap into your right brain’s creativity. The Writer’s Retreat Inspirational Travel Guide series lists the best independent eateries in your area or vacation destination. It has a selection of the best cafes, restaurants and coffee shops for writers, bloggers and students.
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The locations are loiterer friendly with great food, coffee and staff. The New York City edition has over 100 cafes listed according to the neighborhoods in Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens and Staten Island. A collection of Inspirational Itineraries that take you to landmarks not often found in other guide books are also included to aid in ridding you of that pesky writer’s block.
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What they’re saying about it:

“Juliet C. Obodo’s handy guide allows the reader to quickly find the locations of the trendiest (and sometimes little known) cafes. Every cafe and coffee shop in this book has a reputation for excellent service and quality. It serves as a reliable guide that one can use promptly when trying to find a great spot to study, read or meet on a first date. Juliet’s detailed and accurate descriptions of decor, staff and atmosphere can really help the reader find that special cafe that will set the right impression, for them, or for that someone special.”–Goodreads Review

Written in the Sky-Rise of the Wadjet Witch by Juliet C Obodo
Genre:Urban Fantasy
Price: $3.99
Where to Get It:
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All, future astronomer, Memphis Holland wanted was to quit smoking. The pressure to complete her dissertation on Ophiuchus the lost astrological sign and receive her PhD in Astrophysics has been high. She visits a hypnotherapist to rid her of her cravings and instead is given the ability to see the future and to teleport. To anyone else this would be a wonderful trade, but she doesn’t see it that way. These strange new powers and the fact that there is a serial killer piercing women in their Third Eye chakras and leaving their bodies all over New York City has her highly stressed. Yoga doesn’t help and neither does her new position at Sign of The Times, a New Age newspaper run by her best friend Jill. Her mysterious coworker Lawrence, the reporter covering the murders, puts her even more on edge. He is nothing but kind yet there is just something about him; he has this uncanny ability to know exactly what she’s thinking. Her astrological predictions for the newspaper are well received. But the eerily accurate personal horoscopes that are sent to her by an anonymous astrogirl88 are not. As the secrets and predictions from astrogirl88 unfold Memphis is led down a dangerous path to find out who she really is and the unsettling truth that her destiny may have already been written for her.
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“I just saw there was a giveaway for this book! But it’s fine it was only 4 bucks to download. It was a great read. I’ve always loved witches, but this was a different take. Egyptian mystical witches! And Isis is her grandmother. They go into astronomy, astronomy and alchemy. A lot of A’s. But I like it. It’s an adult read but not a romance novel more wordy. I’m in love with her love interest Luri he sounds adorable and can read minds. Over blood suckers. Kind of ended with a cliff hanger, I hope the second book comes out soon!”

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