Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Many Fantasy Books in Mammoth Giveaway

Indie authors have joined together for a massive e-book giveaway. E-books from every genre are included in the event including Fantasy, erotica, horror, short stories, paranormal, romance, etc so looking through the list can be like looking at a mini-bookstore. The giveaway is fairly simple on its rules, you go to the site decide which books you would like in the giveaway and send a message. You won’t be offered books you don’t want after the draw in August – giving readers complete control over the books they want. So whether you are interested in Fantasy books such as “The Coming Storm” by Valerie Douglas and “Through the Barrier” by Angela MacDonald or business books like “Training and Development: How to Design Effective Training for the Virtual Classroom” by Shannon Sonneveldt there is likely to be something that takes your fancy. Here is a list of some of the fantasy books on offer.

Aoife and Demon by Shamila Ghyas & Humeira Kazmi.

Aoife Edwards is a college freshman, oppressed by her power-hungry stepmom who now controls her father's fortune and sees her as a marketable commodity. All she wants to do is skate, but when a strange, blue-skinned man drops into her life and opens a door into both her hidden past and an alternate universe full of dangers, Aoife finds herself face to face with a true, bad-to-the-bone Demon, and suddenly the meanings of friend and foe are no longer so clear.

Through the Barrier by Angela MacDonald

Cast inside a magic barrier in a forbidden land, the members of an unlikely company find themselves depending on each other for survival. In spite of his protection and support, the priests of the company feel a growing unease with the quiet Purtan. Questions are whispered as to who he is and what might be the motives for his selfless aid. Is it just the magics of an ancient and nearly lost race or is there something darker about him? They must learn quickly in this warped and malignant land, as it is not only the land itself they must navigate, but they soon realize they are pawns in the hunting game of a mad man who is right behind them.

The Coming Storm by Valerie Douglas

Elon of Aerilann, Elven advisor to the High King of Men, helped negotiate the treaty between Elves, Dwarves and men. He suddenly finds that fragile truce threatened from without by an unknown enemy and from within by old hatreds and prejudice. With the aid of his true-friend Colath, the wizard Jareth and the Elven archer Jalila, he goes in search of the source of the threat.

Ailith, the Heir to Riverford, fights her own silent battle. Her father has changed, but her quest to discover what changed him puts her life and very soul in danger and leaves her only one direction in which to turn. Elon.

To preserve the alliance, though, Elon will have to choose between his honor, his duty and everything for which he fought.

Birthright-Bestowed, Book One of Ilona the Hun trilogy by Erika M Szabo.

Ilona is an emergency room doctor, born into an ancient Hun tribe which still exists hidden amongst us with its strict and fiercely enforced rules. She doesn’t know much about her Hun heritage besides legends, customs and rituals that she continues out of respect for her parents whose sudden death ten years before devastated her. She plays her tune on her birthday given to her by her grandmother. Elza – Ilona’s housekeeper - explains the purpose of the tune is to let the elders know she had come to age. Her mother didn’t have a chance to explain her inherited powers, but after her 29th birthday when she is considered as an adult by Hun standards, she begins to remember the forgotten instructions concealed as rhymes her mother was teaching her since she was a small child. Ilona discovers she can heal with her bare hands; she can rearrange the human body to its healthy state. This ability is exciting as well as frightening. She is conflicted between having confidence in her intelligence and inherited abilities while having no confidence as a woman. Her insecurity created barriers which keep others out, and I also keep her caged in. She’s been in love with her unsuspecting best friend Bela, when a dashing stranger explodes into her life. The sudden magnetic feeling frightens her and discovering evil in him doesn’t help either. A sinister dark man appears Ilona connects his presence with the series of mysterious deaths around her. Zoltan saves her life by jeopardizing his, which prompts Ilona to start fitting the puzzle pieces together and discovering the ancient tribal secrets that not only can change her future but the future existence of the Huns as well.

Secrets-Revealed, Book Two of Ilona the Hun trilogy by Erika M Szabo

Ilona’s story is provocative, rich in characters and detail that bring a lost world to life, a journey to treasure and remember. In book one Ilona is a lonely doctor discovering her rich tribal heritage and birthright to become a Healer. The barrier created by her insecurity kept others out, but also kept her caged in. She has to break the barriers to discover her true identity. She discovers growing magical abilities within her in the strange world of the Huns, which are beyond her wildest dreams. She can use her given gifts for absolute good or absolute evil; the choice is up to her. Ilona’s birthright as a Healer runs alongside her desires as a woman. She’s secretly and hopelessly in love with her best friend, he seems oblivious to her feelings. Fate brings Zoltan into her life. Will he break her heart, or will he bring true happiness? Ilona is hoping for a red tulip, the symbol of devoted love. Who will offer it to her? She discovers some secrets the Hun society is concealing, a society that is secretive and complex, with strict and fiercely enforced ancient rules; revealed to only those who come of age. Ilona is a rebel, who is determined to control and guide her own life. Resourceful and daring, she crosses the line and breaks those rules. She must face the consequences and has to fight for her men; both of them disappear from the face of the earth. She acquires magical abilities beyond her dreams to find and save them. Ilona has been evacuated from her easy and steady life. She is happy, but she still has many doubts. She hates that she has to hide in the past from a faceless enemy, however enjoys meeting her ancestors.

If any of these titles take your fancy or you would like to look for more you can request them in the giveaway here.

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