Angel's Ink by Jocelynn Drake is $1.99 right now. This is a paranormal urban fantasy, and the first book in the Asylum Tales series. The book has a 3.6 average on GR, and readers particularly liked the hero, who is a former warlock who now runs his own tattoo parlor.
Looking for a tattoo—and maybe a little something extra: a burst of good luck, a dollop of true love, or even a hex on an ex? Head to the quiet and mysterious Gage, the best skin artist in town. Using unique potions—a blend of extraordinary ingredients and special inks—to etch the right symbol, he can fulfill any heart's desire. But in a place like Low Town, where elves, faeries, trolls, werewolves, and vampires happily walk among humanity, everything has its price.
No one knows that better than Gage. Turning his back on his own kind, he left the magical Ivory Tower where cruel witches and warlocks rule, a decision that cost him the right to practice magic. And if he disobeys, his punishment—execution—will be swift.
Though he's tried to fly under the radar, Gage can't hide from powerful warlocks who want him dead—or the secrets of his own past. But with the help of his friends, Trixie, a gorgeous elf who hides her true identity, and a hulking troll named Bronx, Gage might just make it through this enchanted world alive.
Dark and Dangerous is a Six-in-One boxed set (hence the title) for
.99c (Dang it) $3.99 (sorry about that). This is a paranormal collection, but what sets this apart from other box sets is that it features some excellent writers, including Jennifer Ashley, and it has a 4+ star average on GR and Amazon.
Six hot paranormal romances from six best-selling authors. Whether you like shifters, weres, vampires, fae, magic or secret portals, there's a sexy story here that's sure to tantalize your darkest, most dangerous desires.
Jennifer Ashley – Hard Mated (Shifters Unbound #3.5)
Spike, a wildcat Shifter and the champion fighter of Shiftertown, is stunned when Myka, the best friend of a dying human woman, announces that Spike has fathered a cub. What's more, the mother is giving the boy to Spike to protect and raise.
Spike is torn between the cub and his duties as tracker to the Shiftertown leader, and begs sassy and sexy horse-training Myka, the only person who understands, to help him. When Spike's job puts his cub and Myka in danger, Spike is forced to choose between those to whom he's pledged his loyalty and his need to protect the woman and cub he's come to love.
Bonnie Vanak – The Mating Hunt (Werewolves of Montana #2)
After a childhood trauma left Arianna Sanders terrified of sex, the only man the pretty Lupine werewolf desires is her fiercely protective guardian. But the sexy, mysterious shifter harbors a dark secret, one he’s determined to hide from Arianna.
Kyle Morgan hungers for the voluptuous Arianna and dreams of consummating the passion smoldering between them. When he’s forced into mating with her to save her life, he must tame the savage, sexual beast inside him before taking the virgin he’s vowed to protect from those hungering to claim her, including himself…
Caris Roane – Embrace The Dark (The Blood Rose #1)
Will she fall to temptation and give herself to a vampire…
Abigail doesn’t mind doing business with the realm-world, until she discovers she’s a rare commodity called a blood rose, something designed to satisfy the deepest needs of a mastyr vampire. She wants nothing to do with that kind of power and servicing a vampire is just wrong. But Mastyr Gerrod’s resistance to her gift, as well as his hot hunkiness in his Guardsman uniform, soon turns her head and she bends her neck to receive a sharp pair of fangs. Mind-blowing sex, ecstasy, all good things follow. But how can she give up her human world to serve as a blood rose the rest of her life?
Laurie London – Assassin's Touch (Iron Portal #1)
Two worlds. Two enemies. One fated touch.
Former fashion designer Neyla Trihorn had the perfect life until a deadly accident revealed her latent para-abilities—now she's the army's hottest asset in their fight against invaders. Rickert D'Angelus, the dangerously sexy assassin from Cascadia, leads a group of warriors into New Seattle with one goal—to stop enemy soldiers from finding the Iron Portal into his world.
When he captures the beautiful Protection-Talent, a passionate vision appears and stirs something deep inside him. Rickert must decide if it's a Talent trick, designed to foil the enemy… or the answer to his deepest desires.
Erin Kellison – Shadow Bound (Shadow #1)
Dark fantasy meets modern fairy tale…
Adam Thorne founded the Segue Institute to study and destroy his monster of a brother, but the key to its success is held in the pale, slender hand of a woman on the run. There is something hauntingly different about Talia O'Brien, her unknowing sensuality, her uncanny way of slipping into Shadow. Twilight is the place between life and what comes after – a dark forest of fantasy, filled with beauty, peril, mystery. And Talia is about to open the door.
Felicity Heaton – Seduce (Vampire Erotic Theatre #3)
Enter the dark, sinful and seductive world of the vampire owners of London's premier vampire theatre, Vampirerotique, and discover how these powerful men are brought to their knees by the women who claim their hearts.
Bloodlust runs in Antoine’s veins, a dark master waiting for the day it will reign over him. Now a woman with a pure soul and wicked intentions has him in her sights and is determined to crack the ice around his heart, and she might save or damn him. But when Sera discovers the shocking truth about his past and the darkness that lurks within him, will she be strong enough to seize his heart with both hands and win him forever or will she lose him to the ghosts that still haunt him?
1222 by Ann Holt is part of the mystery series featuring Hanne Wilhelmsen, a lesbian police officer in Oslo, Norway. This is book 8 in the series, and it's $1.99. This would make a good gift for the mystery/thriller reader you know, especially if they like to experience new locations in their reading. This book was nominated for the Edgar Award, and has a number of strong reviews, though some readers really disliked Wilhelmsen. ”
1222 is the story of how a small group of people find themselves stuck in a hotel during an apocalyptic snow storm. Following a dramatic train derailment at Finse, the conflict between the survivors escalates while a furious hurricane threatens the unprotected village. Nobody is there to help, and there is no way out of the inferno for the survivors hiding out.
On the first night at the hotel, a man is found shot and murdered. The victim is Cato Hammer, a priest known nation-wide for his ability – and desire – to get in the papers. Hanne Wilhelmsen, retired Inspector at the Oslo Police, is drawn into a race against time, a murderer, and the worst storm in the Norwegian alps on record.
She loses the first round. Soon, another one of God’s servants is murdered, when an icicle cuts through his body
The Bat by Jo Nesbø is $2.99 right now. This is the first book in the Harry Hole series. This is a mystery/thriller about a Norwegian detective sent to Sydney, Australia, to investigate a murder. Later books in the Harry Hole series were translated and published here first, so if you're a mystery fan, you may have read later books in the series already.
Inspector Harry Hole of the Oslo Crime Squad is dispatched to Sydney to observe a murder case. Harry is free to offer assistance, but he has firm instructions to stay out of trouble. The victim is a twenty-three year old Norwegian woman who is a minor celebrity back home.
Never one to sit on the sidelines, Harry befriends one of the lead detectives, and one of the witnesses, as he is drawn deeper into the case.
Together, they discover that this is only the latest in a string of unsolved murders, and the pattern points toward a psychopath working his way across the country.
As they circle closer and closer to the killer, Harry begins to fear that no one is safe, least of all those investigating the case.