From today, October 5, for ONE WEEK ONLY, U.S. Kindle readers can download up to 100 episodes a day on Kindle Vella–for FREE!
That’s, like, three books a day, people, for a week! All three of my Kindle Vella stories only add up to 85 episodes, so this means you can grab my books today, and a bunch of other really good books the other six days of this week’s promo!
Please note: You don’t have to read all the books within this week. But you do have to download each episode that you want within the week.
DOWNLOAD ONYX EYES, BOOK 1, FOR FREE
This is a great chance for you all to download the first draft of Onyx Eyes on your Kindle at no charge. Click here to start downloading episodes of Onyx Eyes. There are 38 episodes available, and the story is complete. Also, when you do start reading, if you like the chapters as you go, please click the thumbs up, “like,” button, as that helps more people discover the story. ♥
Here’s the story for Onyx Eyes:
The princess is missing, and Drake has until the next moon to find her and stop a war. His search leads him to the human realm where he finds a changeling slave impersonating a teenage boy. When the boy’s sister learns Drake’s true name, she demands he take her to the faery realm to look for her brother. Drake doesn’t have time for human games, but the girl controls him now. The sooner he finds the boy, the sooner he can find the princess and stop a war. Unless this girl enslaves him forever.
MAGIC HUNTERS, BOOK ONE, FINAL EDITION
If you haven’t read Magic Hunters yet, you can read it on Kindle Vella for free as well. Click here to download chapters of Magic Hunters, book 1. There are 20 chapters, and it’s the same version of Magic Hunters that is available in print and ebook. Here’s the story:
Hunter, the son of the huntsman who nearly killed Snow White, is tired of the shame that labels his family. Tricked into making a wish upon a magic mirror, he accidentally unleashes a curse that banishes magic from the Story Realms.
In order to right this wrong, Hunter sets out to find a wizard who might be able to help. Along the way he meets Izzy, a girl with no memory. Together, the pair embark upon an epic quest to restore the magic—and memories—that have been lost. Do Hunter and Izzy have what it takes to bring magic back to the Story Realms? Or is magic lost forever?
MAGIC HUNTERS, BRAD’s DRAFT of BOOK 2
If you’d like a sneak peek at Magic Hunters, book 2, you can also download this one. Keep in mind, this one is my husband’s draft of the story. The version I have been revising is currently only available on my Patreon. In a few months, Brad’s version of the Kindle Vella story will disappear, and I will start adding my revised chapters to the Magic Hunters master edition above (with the castle and the orange circle). For Kindle Vella readers, this will keep the entire story in the same document.
But if you don’t want to wait two months to know what happens next, you can click here to download Brad’s book 2 and read all the spoilers.
LACY LATHROP: SAN FRANCISCO 1937
If you like time-travel adventure stories, I urge you to give this one a try. This is my husband’s book, and while there are times where I rolled my eyes and elbowed him for being a guy writer, the story is downright entertaining. Lacy is not only an inventor, she wields an electrified cattle prod as her weapon, which I think is just about the coolest thing I’ve ever heard seen in a story.
Click here to download episodes of Lacy Lathrop for free. The book is complete at 25 Episodes. And here’s the story:
Lacy Lathrop is not your average Victorian debutante. She may look the part when it counts, but she doesn’t stand on ceremony when it comes to her inventions… or her adventuring. When the time machine she invents lands her in 1937 San Francisco, she is swept up in a plot to destroy the world’s newest marvel: The Golden Gate Bridge. Will she stop the culprit in time? Will she find her way back to 1890? Will she look fabulous doing it all? Only time will tell.
Other Kindle Vella Books to Try
I have a bazillion author friends who have writing Kindle Vella stories. Some of them I’ve read completely, others I’ve read only parts. I intend to download my share of free chapters this week too! I cannot wait. I’ve tried my best to organize them into a list below for you to check out.
Young Adult Fantasy
Click to download: A FOREST OF STOLEN MEMORIES by Callie Thomas
This was the second book I finished reading, and I loved it. This one is young adult fantasy romance, and it’s SO addictive. The first book is complete, and now the author is writing a sequel about the main character’s sister.
Here’s the story for book one:
A royal wedding turns to disaster when a curse goes awry. A victim of the Sorcerer’s prophecy, Roselyn’s memories are instantly erased, leaving her panicked at the altar. Confused, she flees to the place her prince fears most–the enchanted Mistbrooke Forest. Danger lurks closer than she can imagine, forcing her to seek help from a dark stranger who may be the key to recovering her lost memories. Can she break the curse without breaking her heart?
Click to download: THE NATURALIST by Brooke Hatchett
I absolutely adored the first part in this serial. I binge read every episode that was out at the time, then had to wait week by week for new episodes to be published. When the author finished part one, she published it in print, which I bought straight away! You can see me holding my copy in the picture below. Brooke is now writing book two in the same Kindle Vella.
If you enjoy middle grade fantasy where the hero grows up (think Harry Potter) into a young adult genre, you must try this series. It’s simply fabulous.
Here’s the story:
No one can keep a secret like young Remy Farthington. To the people of Frelpston, he’s just the shopkeeper’s boy–quiet, kind, and scarred. That’s what makes him the perfect caretaker for three black-market phoenixes. But when one of the birds speaks to him and another is taken, Remy is set on a journey to save them…and discover who he really is.
Young Adult Urban Fantasy
What happens when you accidentally save a Fae prince’s life? Ayla knows nothing of LeyGuards, Fae, or the war. She’s just trying to survive senior year and navigate a tentative new romance. But as school drama ramps up and Ayla’s ailing grandfather worsens, strange things begin to happen. Secrets can’t hide forever, especially when they involve Fae.
Click to download: THE FALLEN CHRONICLES by M. J. Padgett
In order to protect the world from chaos, gifted Huntresses and their werewolf sidekicks must fight against evil, but what happens when the battle lines are blurry? When good strays and the darkness sheds light on old lies, these teens must choose sides before it’s too late. The balance between life and death rests in their hands, and the stakes have never been higher. Dive into the first season, The Fallen, today! New episodes every Friday with ebooks released at the end of each season!
Young Adult Contemporary
Click to download: FINDING NORMAL by E. A. West
Sixteen-year-old Sydney Miller has faced terrorism, fought insurgents, and lived the nomadic life of a mercenary. When her father dies, she’s forced to live with her mother and stepfather and their six kids. No amount of training or combat experience could ever prepare her for life as a regular teenager in small town America.
Click to download: WISH UPON A STREAMING STAR by Krissi Dallas
Daisy just wants to graduate high school and save her family’s riverside campground. High-school-dropout-turned-YouTube-star Caz needs more subscribers before his sponsor dumps him. They’re neighbors and sworn enemies until half-a-million dollars shows up from a mysterious donor who challenges the two to recreate a series of famous movie scenes on live broadcast within 48 hours. The only thing that could jeopardize their prize money is the one challenge they can’t control–falling in love.
Click to download: THE WORLDWATCHER by Crystal Grant
Two men seek greatness in alternate worlds of magic and technology. Finell Shodd is a knight returning home from war. He brings with him a relic of dark power and faces a choice between love and ambition. Ader Stalton is a rising politician hoping to break free of his brother’s influence. The threat of a highly advanced enemy may be his chance. When an otherworldly ally comes calling, their stories converge on a decision that will impact their lives–and their worlds–forever.
Click to download: A DANCE OF SAND AND MAGIC by Elizabeth Ash
HE WANTS ME FOR MY MAGIC. This future king journeyed to my father’s kingdom to convince me to marry him, but he’ll have to prove himself first. It will take more than a gorgeous face to entice me to wed a stranger and leave everything I love to move to a kingdom without magic. But his gentle ways are growing on me. If I’m not careful, he may ruin me for love from anyone but him.
Click to download: ELVEN HEARTBOUND by Elizabeth Ash
Born of elven magic. Bound to an elven prince. All her life, Arisanna has been destined to wed the son of the elf king, and now the elves have come to collect. Nothing, however, goes as expected when the elves arrive to claim her. Despite their misunderstandings, Arisanna agrees to wed the aloof elf prince with whom she’s been heartbound since before her birth. Is the prince as hard as he seems? Or is there more to him than meets the eye?
Click to download: ATALIA: CROSSROADS by Fell Skyhawk
Several people with nothing in common cross paths in battle, only to find themselves all together on a planet needing each other to survive. Join E’ina and her crew, Justin and Olivia, Cody and his squad, Arianna, and Athenia as they struggle to survive the Phoenix War and find their place in the Atalia Galaxy.
Young Adult Historical
Click to download: THE UNCERTAINTY OF FIRE by Stephanie Daniels
This is one of the first Kindle Vella stories I read all the way through, and I really enjoyed it. This is a historical young adult coming-of-age story that takes place in the late 1800s during the Great Chicago Fire.
You might have seen me do a giveaway of this print book recently on my Instagram. Stephanie has a print copy available now–see the cover below. But you can download the bookfree on Kindle Vella this week.
Here’s the story:
Chicago,1871. Sixteen-year-old Whimsy will agree to anything to expose Chicago’s child labor practices–even her Papa’s matchmaking plan. But tragedy strikes during the Great Chicago Fire, and she’s forced into the system she wishes to fight against. With help from a street-wise newsboy and a shy preacher’s son, Whimsy’s heart is divided and she’s confused about God’s plan. Will she keep her impulsive promise to start a new life out West with one, or choose security with the family of the other?
Contemporary Adult Romance
Click to download: ONE HOPEFUL SUMMER by Stephanie Coleman
This is a sweet romance novel for adults that was written by my friend Stephanie Morrill under her pen name Stephanie Coleman. I really like the characters in this book, Graham, especially. ♥♥ Stephanie just finished this book this week, so you can download the whole thing!
Here’s the story:
Paige has her future mapped out, only to discover her boyfriend isn’t as single as he claimed. Simultaneously, her family business is manipulated away from her, and Paige is now single, jobless, and in need of new dreams. She scrapes together her resources to start a competing company alongside Graham, her brother’s best friend who she’s known forever. As Paige and Graham struggle with their business start-up, can they learn to trust each other with not just their careers, but also their hearts?
Contemporary Adult Rom-Com/Paranormal
Click to download: GHOST TROUBLE by Crystal Crawford
Jayana just inherited her parents’ home… and the ghosts that haunt it. As the ghosts’ demands grow dangerous, one ghost seems to be trying to protect her–but friendship with a ghost can be complicated, especially when he’s keeping secrets.
Contemporary Adult Mystery/Rom-Com
THE MURDER TRIOLOGY by Kimberly Titus
These were written my by Jr./Sr. High School BFF. They are quite similar in style and humor to Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum books, except each book in Kim’s trilogy has a happily ever after. (~I’d rate this series PG13 for some brief language.)
Click to download: Book 1, Murder, Mayhem, and Macarons:
Alex Davis had barely gotten her feet wet as an accountant in New York City when a travel mixup landed her in the middle of a murder. Her life takes an unexpected turn as she plays detective, as well as accountant, with sexy millionaire, Kent Abrams. But the more she digs, the more skeletons she finds lurking in the shadows. Can she unravel the mystery before her own life unravels before her eyes?
Click to download: Book 2, Murder, Marriage, and Mai Tais:
After toasting farewell to her twenties, Andrea Bellini went back to her hotel room to sleep off the margarita marathon she had with her friends in Las Vegas. Before her head hit the pillow, she was visited by a blast from her past who came to fulfill a marriage pact they had made as teenagers. Andrea decides to throw caution to the wind, only to find herself in the middle of paradise as the prime suspect in a murder investigation. Will Andrea’s Vegas gamble pay off or will her heart go bust?
Click to download: Book 3, Murder, Motherhood, and Magnolias:
Erin Murphy has learned to expect the unexpected in her family, but she never expected to find herself dead. As the nanny for a wealthy couple, she accompanies them as they set sail on their family vacation. While sun is the enemy of her Irish skin, she plans to enjoy the next two weeks without her eccentric uncle and impossible security guard. After a body is found at the marina, those plans quickly get derailed as she suspects there is more to the murder than meets the eye.
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