October is my favorite month. Autumn truly begins to fall upon us, the world accepts the eerie and the macabre as commonplace, and the month culminates in the absolute best day of the year: Halloween. This year, my expectations are so low they’re hidden beneath a thick swath of mucky, dead leaves, but that doesn’t mean I’m not still smitten with this time of year. I want to try and post every day this month, and to kick things off, I’ve got an ebook freebie promotion, two Kindle Unlimited deals, and two specific book recommendations for you to check out!
Fantasy and Fairytale Freebies
Start off October right by indulging in an enchanted tale. Grab any one or all of these ebooks featuring fairytale retellings and brand new fantasies for free through the month of October.
Whether you want to hide under the covers or chuckle while curled up under the couch, get into a spooky mood with these Halloween reads all in Kindle Unlimited for the month. Ghosts and witches rule these stories of horror, romance, and just plain absurdity to celebrate the season.
The books included in Fantastic Fantasy are all in Kindle Unlimited through the month of October, and they feature dragons, fae, wizards, and all manner of magic. From traditional sword and sorcery to urban fantasy, you’ll find something in this bundle to whisk you away to enchanted worlds.
Ashes and Blood
by Katie Zaber
You can travel the same path countless times, but it can sometimes lead to another realm.
A mystical tree captures the attention of Megan and her friends, morphing the surrounding environment, transferring them to an exotic planet with bloodthirsty creatures. Saved from the deadly beasts by hunters, Megan finds herself stuck in a rural town still maimed by the plague. A chance encounter with a familiar face gives Megan and her friends some security during their adjustment to this new world. While settling into promising lives, they are attacked and stalked by planet Dalya’s humanoid inhabitants, who focus solely on Megan.
One dark night, after a magical attack, the Fae King’s knight is sent to fetch Megan for a reason she can’t possibly guess. When she wakes up a prisoner, she learns that there is much more to this strange place, and it is oddly more like home than she ever would have expected.
The more Megan learns about the strange world of Dalya, the more she realizes that finding a way home is insignificant compared to everything else at stake.
Protecting the Dead
by Katherine Gilbert
Werewolves, and Vampires, and . . . Angels? Oh, My!
After a childhood filled with demons and her devil-worshiping parents, Lydia longs for a quiet, normal life, a safe haven somewhere blissfully dull. Rebranding herself as “Linda” and restarting life as a manager at the Roanoke Apartments seems to fit that bill.
But she soon learns that you can’t leave the past behind so easily. Faced with unclogging drains for werewolves, conducting nightly vampire counseling sessions, and caring for two talkative cats, Lydia learns that Linda-like normality won’t come easily. Then there’s the distraction of Geoffrey, the hottest, and most angelic, boss anyone ever dreamed of. As if that isn’t enough, the demon who nearly killed her shows up to finish the job. So much for a peaceful, simple life…
Join all the delightfully odd folk of the Roanoke Apartments in this quirky paranormal romance/paranormal fantasy and find out what the unearthly tenants of Decatur, Georgia get up to after dark.