PLAYING WITH FIRE FREE READS
FIREBEAM BY ADRIENNE WOODS
An alternate story in the Dragonian series in which Herbert Watkins doesn’t die. Find out how different Elena’s life— and the entire series—would’ve played out had he survived.
DRAGON BLOOD BY ADRIENNE WOODS
Dragon Blood consists of three short stories written by Adrienne Woods:
- “The Claiming of Brian Cooper” – This story plays out during Moonbeam alternative timeline. If Brian hadn’t been killed, who would’ve claimed him?
- “The Ascending of Lucian McKenzie”– The prince of Tith Ascends; which lucky dragon becomes his?
- “Dragon Blood” – The story of the previous Rubicon, Quitto. What really happened?
FIRST SIGHT BY KRISTIN PING
First Sight is a brand-new, exclusive piece by Kristin Ping. It’s a companion novella to Forever: A Forbidden Love Story. Part of the Guardian of Monsters saga, this tale follows the crown prince of the witches, who falls in love for a human despite the fact that this is strictly forbidden.
CROWS OF WINTER BY KRISTIN PING
A second story, Crows of Winter, is included with this free read. This novella introduces the enchanting djinns of the Guardian of Monsters saga.
THE WOLF BY TONI COX
The Wolf is a never-before-published novella Toni Cox wrote exclusively for the Playing with Fire boxed set. This is a delicious companion to The Wolf of Ashford Manor.
DEAD OF NIGHT BY CARLYLE LABUSCHAGNE
Dead of Night takes place in a dark and desolated After Earth, where love still exists, but the cost of bearing such a flaw is death. World War III has left Earth in utter turmoil. People’s beliefs are considered the cause of worldwide destruction. After The Clearing, new laws are passed: showing certitude in anything apart from the government is charged as mutiny, a serious crime.
To be illogical and have faith in religion is illegal; to be limitless is dangerous, and illness is a defect—all inexcusable flaws. But to love is the greatest betrayal of all humankind. It is a fault the world has long forgotten, punishable by death. Aecker and Opel are fully prepared to take this fatal risk—because in love they find freedom. But how far can they push back before it claims their lives and those they care about?
DAUGHTER OF THE DRACKEN BY KATHRIN HUTSON
The Jungle Bookmeets Kill Bill… with dragons!
Born of humans but raised by beasts who despise the legacy of man, Keelin is the only one who can redeem—or destroy—the future of both races.
Keelin is the only human fledgling, weaned by the drackans of the High Hills and given their instincts, ferocious strength, and fierce hatred for humankind. But even the drackans closest to her cannot explain why she has blackouts from which she wakes covered in blood.
A desperate, reckless search for the source of this secret brings her face-to-face with humans and memories from a locked-away, long-forgotten past. Keelin becomes a terrifying legend among human assassins.
RYE MUST DIE BY KAREN M. BRYSON
Rye Must Die is Karen’s free read in the Playing with Fire boxed set. There’s a fine line between sexy alpha and creepy stalker… and Rye left it far behind.
Izzy Grant is supposed to be dead. But she regains consciousness after her attempted suicide, still the girl everyone in Old Town loves to hate.
But one thing’s different. Someone saved her life, a shadowy figure wearing black and riding a motorcycle. Now he’s following Izzy. She doesn’t know why—but she has to find out.
VENOMOUS BY KAT PARRISH
Kat Parrish takes on Greek mythology with this novella-length re-examination of the legend of Medusa and the curse that followed her down many generations. For fans of Alexandra Cox, J.A. Prieto, Anya Howard, and Kyla Stone.
THE FINAL FIVE BY CARISSA ANDREWS
A witch, an angel, and an oracle. Three souls with one destiny: Find the Final Five.
I don’t know why I thought finding the final five protectors was going to be easy. Wishful thinking, I suppose.
As it turns out, it’s going to take more than I ever thought possible.
Not only do we need an oracle with some kickass gifts, but we have to work with her requests to even get her on board.
If this doesn’t work—well, let’s just say nothing else will matter.
The darkness is coming for us all.
A THIEF'S SECRET BY KAT STILES
The ability to shapeshift comes with many temptations.
For Tyler, robbing a bank is as easy as transforming into a branch manager. He’s funded his comfortable lifestyle with ease, but not without notice.
Tyler is intrigued by his shy but gorgeous new neighbor Ella.
When she pops up in the last place he expects, he’s not sure she can be trusted.
As tensions rise around the safety of the general population with regard to “enhanced” individuals like Tyler, a secret organization called OCEI forms, but their motives are questionable.
Can Tyler escape capture by the OCEI? Will he uncover the mystery of Ella?
MODIFIED BY KAT STILES
Sometimes super powers aren’t all they’re cracked up to be…
Kate has enough problems – a boss that’s a little too friendly, a sex life that’s non-existent, and a cat with zero tolerance for late meals. The last thing she needs is to be kidnapped, even if it is by a hot Brit.
Afterwards, she’s mysteriously returned and has no memory of what happened. She learns, with the help of an eccentric sexy woman, that she’s been modified – given a power unique to her talents. Sounds cool, right? It would be if she knew how to use it without killing everyone around her…
Modified is a funny, sexy, geeky romp about the trouble of acquiring an unexpected and inherently evil super power. Full of offbeat characters, profanity, and just enough deliciously wicked thoughts, you’ll love this fun series.
MORE THAN A CRUSH BY KAT STILES
Kat Stile’s third read is a Horror short story.
More details to come soon.
WAR MONGER BY MONIQUE SINGLETON
War is Nature’s way of dealing with overpopulation. It’s basically a Cull. War, earthquakes, floods, pestilence are all her reactions to the overcrowding of this planet.
I start Wars.
It’s time for a new major struggle: a World War. It takes a lot of preparation. A lot of networking and diplomacy. And usually brutal murder.
I cultivate certain characters that have potential. They need to have the basics: the charisma to entice others to follow no matter what, and the insanity to cross over the boundaries of good sense, ethics, morals and basic humanity. Thankfully, there are more than enough candidates around. I just choose the one with the best credentials.
War is like fire. It cleanses.
Sometimes you humans are capable of tending the flame yourself.
Sometimes you need my personal brand of assistance.
It’s what I do. And I’m good at it.
I gather the tinder.
Strike the match.
Fan the flame.
… …Then watch it burn.