Saturday, February 14, 2015

Free books rule top fantasy books at Google Play



It's not surprising that the top "selling" fantasy books at the Google Play Store are dominated by free offerings. Many authors like myself use free ebooks to attract readers. It's an effective strategy more or less.

The screenshot shows the top four titles right now. The first two are box sets.
 
The Girl in the Box Series, Books 1-3: Alone, Untouched and Soulless by Robert J. Crane

The Paranormal 13 (13 free books featuring witches, vampires, werewolves, mermaids, psychics, Loki, time travel and more!) (+1 Bonus!): Boxed Set Including a 14th free novel! by Christine Pope

Next comes a deserving title from the public domain. H.G. Wells I suppose is far past fretting about his career and attracting readers, but he still provides good reading. 

The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells

At number four is:


I only had to scroll down three rows on the top fantasy books to find paid titles, so readers at the Play store do spend money too. I offer three free series starters at that store and can report that they do generate sales of subsequent titles.

Hopefully some day one or all my fantasy books will be appearing on the top selling list. I added all my fiction to Google Play at the end of November, so I'm only starting to get some traction in that marketplace. Thus far, my free books have been well received and are maintaining ratings above four stars.

If you have an Android device, the icon for the Google Play store might be on the start screen by default. You're a tap away from discovering my fiction. Read more about my free fantasy books and find something good to read.


Want some exciting historical fantasy to read on Google Play? 


Then try Werelord Thal: A Renaissance Werewolf Tale. It's free on Google Play so readers can discover my newest fantasy series Werewolves in the Renaissance.

About Werelord Thal:

Thal embodies the ancient magic of the pagan past. He challenges a world conquered by a spiritual system that denies the flesh and forgets the Earth.

Although wanted for Devil worship and shape shifting, he still boldly walks the streets of 16th century Prague. Jesuits hunt him. Mercenaries fear him. Musicians sing his praise, and women are captivated by his alpha swagger.

Start reading this werewolf book on Google Play. The store's app works on Android devices, computers, and iPad and iPhone.


Up next is the free fantasy on Google Play Rys Rising: Book I. This novel begins the Rys Rising fantasy series that continues in Savage Storm, New Religion, and Love Lost.

About Rys Rising:

A young warrior ruined and near death is saved by Onja a mysterious rys female. Forsaking all that he was, he will take the name Amar and serve his new magical mistress. A lord among outlaws he will become, feared by kings and called the dro-shalum or curse demon by the common folk. Indulge yourself and read this sumptuous epic told from many angles.

Be swept away by epic adventure in a magical world and read Rys Rising for free on Google Play.


Year in and year out my first novel Union of Renegades entices people to enter the world of the rys alongside Dreibrand Veta.

As elsewhere, Union of Renegades: The Rys Chronicles Book I is a free Google Play fantasy book. After it comes The Goddess Queen, Judgment Rising, and the conclusion The Borderlands of Power.

In Union of Renegades you'll meet Dreibrand Veta, an officer with the Atrophane Horde. And yes it's a big deal to be part of the horde conquering the known world. Dreibrand is young and ambitious. He's out to rebuild his family's fortune. But at a critical moment, he realizes he's just never going to get what he wants working for his boss, the Hordemaster Kwan Chenomet.

Dreibrand does something rash. He ends up wanted and in the company of an escaped slave, Miranda. With her two young children, she is fleeing the brutal onslaught of the Atrophane. Together they enter the Wilderness. No one ever comes back from this place.

And so Dreibrand and Miranda are ensnared by magic and pass into the world of the rys where the Goddess Onja has ruled the western tribal kingdoms for over two thousand years. She sits upon the greatest treasure. Every year it grows as warring tribes deliver their tribute. Her rival Shan lives at her side, waiting for something to change so he can destroy her.

See where this epic series takes you.

Union of Renegades is free on:

Google Play
iBooks
Nook
Kindle
Kobo
Smashwords
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