Artemis Fowl and Other Weekend Reads

Free Today on Amazon

If you live in the United States, then you know we’re in for our last big blowout before the end of summer, Labor Day Weekend. If you live elsewhere, it’s still a weekend, so it’s all good. If you’re a reader, what makes it even better is that the first book in Eoin Colfer’s Artemis Fowl series is free today on Amazon. Remember, you don’t need a Kindle to get this book. All you need is the app, which runs on smart phones and tablets as well as computers.

If you’ve already read Artemis Fowl, or just aren’t interested, I’ve included a few other novels as well.

Enjoy the last days of summer (or winter, if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere!)

  Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, Book One) by Eoin Colfer
Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius—and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn’t know what he’s taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren’t the fairies of bedtime stories; these fairies are armed and dangerous. Artemis thinks he has them right where he wants them…but then they stop playing by the rules.

Wings of Shadow by Anna Kyss
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. 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.

  The Dragoneers by C. D. Sutherland
This novel defies conventional classification: is it science fiction? biblical fiction? thriller? The story describes a world where flying two-headed dragons and ogres exist, characters with telepathic gifts communicate with both animals and people, a man named Noah builds an Ark in his backyard, and a six-fingered giant named Lilith wants to take over the world. While this collage may have been implausible in lesser hands, the author makes it work, artfully drawing readers into Sethopolis (the “center of the last human-dominated nation on Earth”) and constructing an adventure with attention-grabbing plot twists. at the center of it all is 18-year old Susah, a feisty heroine with the ability to communicate telepathically. Sheltered by her father, Noah, from the evils of the world, Susah’s life takes an unexpected turn when her aunt and uncle are killed by a violent street gang. Mesmerized by the soldier who rescues her and the flying dragon under his control, she decides to join the Dragoneer Corps, defenders of the Eden zone, and become a dragoneer. (from Publishers Weekly)

  The Dress by Sophie Nicholls
Sumptuous vintage fashions, a very modern love story and a sprinkling of ‘everyday magic.’ The owner of York’s new vintage dress shop is not quite what she seems… Meet Ella and her mother Fabbia Moreno who arrive in York one cold January day, to set up their vintage dress shop. The flamboyant Fabbia wants to sell beautiful dresses to nice people and move on from her difficult past. Ella just wants to fit in. But not everyone is on their side. Will Fabbia overcome the prejudices she encounters? What’s the dark secret she’s hiding? And do the silk linings and concealed seams of her dresses contain real spells or is this all just ‘everyday magic’?

BTW, if you are a romance reader, you really ought to check out the current list of Amazon romance freebies. I saw a number of books published by Harlequin and Ellora’s Cave.

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Disclaimers and Disclosures

I found these books via Amazon’s Kindle eBooks store. Resources for free Kindle and other format eBooks are listed in my sidebar.

These freebies are limited time offers, so there is no guarantee any of these books will still be free when you click on the links. Grab them sooner rather than later.

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