The most hectic time of the year is upon us, in a year especially fraught with new challenges. It’s enough to make you want to shut out the world and lose yourself in the world of a really good book.
BestSelling Reads authors have just the thing for your mental health: books for you and the avid readers on your gift list to get lost in. New books, classic books, and special savings on books for this time of the year.
Free from December 13 to 17
Khirro’s Journey epic fantasy series, book 1
With a vial of the king’s blood in one hand, and a sword of legend in the other, one soldier sets out on an odyssey that will change his life… or end it.
Forced into the army, Khirro never wanted to fight. And with the monarch dead, any hope for the kingdom’s survival hangs by a slender thread. But when the king’s shaman charges Khirro with a curse, he’s compelled to undertake a journey to the haunted land in search of the outlaw necromancer. And if he fails… the very walls of the fortress itself will fall to the blood-crazed undead.
Can Khirro complete his quest in time to save his realm from a brutal end?
By Bruce Blake
Free on Kindle Unlimited
Amber Hopkins has learned a lot in her nearly eighteen years. She’s learned change is inevitable, at least when it comes to foster care placements. A black belt in karate might make her a bad-ass, but it can’t keep her from getting hurt. And no matter how hard she might try, she can’t always control her heart.
She’s also learned there’s something seriously strange and potentially dangerous about her.
On her eighteenth birthday, she’ll learn a few more things. She’ll learn that the stories she’s heard about angels, gods and goddesses, and other beings of myth and legend are based on truth. They not only exist, they are unequivocally tied to her fate. And her life is about to change forever.
Amber must Become, transitioning to another plane of existence and risking the loss of the most important relationship she’s ever had. Her choice will impact the future of an entire race of beings and pit her against one of the deadliest enemies the world has ever known.
Now she’s about to learn something else…whether she has the strength and courage to do it.
Becoming is a Young Adult fantasy romance with a HEA featuring a kick-ass heroine, her seriously hot best friend and protector, and ridiculously addicting world-building. This coming of age story is perfect for readers of paranormal and fantasy who enjoy snarky characters, elements of magic and mystery, boy-and-girl-next-door romances, and gripping battles…but it’s almost certainly unlike anything you’ve ever read. Welcome to the captivating world of the Estilorians!
“Move over Edward, Jacob, Peeta and Gale, there’s a new hottie in town.”—Unreality Book Blog
By Raine Thomas
Free through December
He will stop at nothing to uncover the truth.
When James Blake discovers his wife murdered in their London home, he is determined to avenge her, and bring her killer to justice.
As the prime suspect, he flees England and sets out on a journey that takes him to Florence, Venice and into a shadowy underworld of death and corruption.
The trail that will lead him to the killer is filled with terrible danger, and will reveal a shocking conspiracy, behind both her death and a lost fortune.
A thrilling, original and fast-paced crime thriller set within the art world, perfect for fans of Ken Follett, Dan Brown and Harlan Coben.
By Seb Kirby
Palm Trees & Snowflakes
Hawaiian Storm number 2
In Honolulu, where the palm trees are strung with lights for the holidays, FBI Special Agents Vanessa Storm and Alan Terakawa have their hands full trying to stop the deadly flow of snowflake, the newest designer drug. Faulty intel brings the agents into a deadly firefight, which yields even more puzzles. Time is running out to stop this lethal flood.