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Thirteen full-length novels with modern humans facing off against heroes, Norse and Greek gods, and monsters of old ... over one million words of divinely (and diabolically) inspired fantasy, adventure, and romance. Join the freshest voices in urban fantasy and paranormal, New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon bestselling authors, on unique journeys to heaven, hell, and wo Thirteen full-length novels with modern humans facing off against heroes, Norse and Greek gods, and monsters of old ... over one million words of divinely (and diabolically) inspired fantasy, adventure, and romance. Join the freshest voices in urban fantasy and paranormal, New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon bestselling authors, on unique journeys to heaven, hell, and worlds beyond.

30 review for Gods and Mortals: Fourteen Free Urban Fantasy & Paranormal Novels Featuring Thor, Loki, Greek Gods, Native American Spirits, Vampires, Werewolves, & More

  1. 4 out of 5

    Deborah

    Interesting collection This is a very varied collection, some of these books I've read like Hope(less) by Melissa Haag some of them I've never seen before but want to read like Elsker by S.T. Bende. Collections like this have slowly lost their appeal for me since it's usually the same books by the same authors collected together under a different title and a different cover, they're generally first in series books which are free anyway and more often than not cliffhangers which work out expensive Interesting collection This is a very varied collection, some of these books I've read like Hope(less) by Melissa Haag some of them I've never seen before but want to read like Elsker by S.T. Bende. Collections like this have slowly lost their appeal for me since it's usually the same books by the same authors collected together under a different title and a different cover, they're generally first in series books which are free anyway and more often than not cliffhangers which work out expensive to continue and while yes, a lot of the books in this collection are cliffhangers or to be continued its nice to see different books and different authors and not all of them are first in series, not all of them are free and not all of them are cliffhangers so all in all not a bad collection and if nothing else it's brought books to my attention which I would otherwise have missed.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Nikki J

    I have only read the Twin Souls by Delsheree Gladden from this set, but here is my review for Twin souls. Great book!!Definitely not your standard love story, I have to admit I cried at the end!! Can't wait to read the next one!!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Pippa DaCosta

    FREE DOWNLOAD Beyond The Veil is included in this as of October 1st, 2015.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Abra

    This collection consists of one complete story that wasn't very good, a teaser that practically ended mid-sentence, and twelve first books of a series. After I read the teaser, I started checking the last pages of the other novels and none appeared to be stand alone stories. Since this collection was free I have no complaint about being overcharged, but I am disappointed that virtually none of the novels stood on their own. DNF

  5. 4 out of 5

    Erin Penn

    First books of series - some really good, some really bad. The better ones are from the "new adult" category. Nice to have all the free books gathered in one place to quickly go through and either enjoy or more on. Good marketing technique. I ended up buying and reading to the end of the series a few of the stories "The Elsker Saga" and "Nolander: Emanations" and "Runes". I bought a couple of stories based on "Hope(less)" Many are worth the trip.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    Elsker by S.T. Bende ****4 Stars Kristia is a girl from a small town who studies abroad in England to have an adventure. She finds that adventure in Ull, who is a Norse god on vacation so to speak. They meet, fall in love and have to figure out how to be together while stopping the world from ending. I Bring the Fire by C. Gockel ****4 Stars (Previously Read) Loki is very jaded in this book but it backs up his attitude with cutaway stories from his past. Amy, is pretty sure everything that's happ Elsker by S.T. Bende ****4 Stars Kristia is a girl from a small town who studies abroad in England to have an adventure. She finds that adventure in Ull, who is a Norse god on vacation so to speak. They meet, fall in love and have to figure out how to be together while stopping the world from ending. I Bring the Fire by C. Gockel ****4 Stars (Previously Read) Loki is very jaded in this book but it backs up his attitude with cutaway stories from his past. Amy, is pretty sure everything that's happening is real even if it is insane...and despite her best efforts she feels for Loki and does want to help him. Chosen by Christine Pope **2 Stars This started of well, it was interesting and different...but then it slowed and it seemed like we didn't get any answers at all until the end and by then things became really rushed. Dead Radiance by T.G. Ayer ***3 Stars (Previously Read) There were just a few times that things didn't flow so well, and I wanted a little bit more information about things which led me to give the 3 Stars. But I do look forward to continuing this series. The Gatekeeper's Sons by Eva Pohler **2 Stars (Previously Read) I think my issue is that I feel like 15 years old is still a child and so the fact that Hypnos and Thanotos were all about Therese just creeped me out. Nolander by Becca Mills ***3 Stars I'm a little torn on this one. I did enjoy it overall but I'm sure I don't understand everything that went on. Twin Souls by DelSheree Gladden ***3 Stars (Previously Read) There was nothing I particularly disliked about this book but I just didn't love it. The characters, story and writing were just ok. Blood Debt by Nancy Straight **2 Stars (Previously Read) I just didn't like Camille very much. I didn't think her attitude was consistent enough which made most of her choices and actions very annoying. The Forgotten Ones by Laura Howard ***3 Stars (Previously Read) I feel like there was a lot of rushed information so it was a little hard to follow....like who is who and who hates who and so on. Marked (Soul Guardians #1) by Kim Richardson *1 Star DNF This was a pretty interesting idea but I just didn't think it was very good. Relentless by Karen Lynch *****5 Stars There were a few times that I felt the story didn't tie together perfectly and maybe there was a little too much going on but I loved it anyway. Beyond the Veil by Pippa DaCosta **2 Stars This was alright, I just couldn't get into it.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Donna

    1. I read the first story, Elsker, in May and promptly bought the other books in that series, setting Gods and Mortals aside. I resumed G&M after finishing the two other books and novella. I've left pretty detailed reviews on each of them at The Elkser Saga box set page. 2. I Bring The Fire: I enjoyed this story as Loki is the good guy in this one and Odin and Thor not so much. I am very tempted to follow up with the rest of the series but am trying to hold off until I finish G&M, as there may b 1. I read the first story, Elsker, in May and promptly bought the other books in that series, setting Gods and Mortals aside. I resumed G&M after finishing the two other books and novella. I've left pretty detailed reviews on each of them at The Elkser Saga box set page. 2. I Bring The Fire: I enjoyed this story as Loki is the good guy in this one and Odin and Thor not so much. I am very tempted to follow up with the rest of the series but am trying to hold off until I finish G&M, as there may be others I like even more and my budget will only stretch so far. 3. Chosen: I really got caught up in this post-apocalyptic story and am questioning my resolve not to purchase the rest of the series until G&M is finished. 4. The Gatekeeper's Sons: Just started 6/6 so am not far enough into it to form an opinion. 6/8 - still not finished but have a couple of observations. This is a bit too teen angst for me, even though Therese does have good reason for feeling this way. Her discovery that Than is the god known as Death is interesting enough that I will finish this story. A couple of complaints - the horse named Dumbo is said to be a stallion. There is no way a stallion should be part of a trail ride string, nor should he be handed over to a fearful rider. Stallions are dangerous. He also should not be turned out with mares. Stupid. I have a really hard time believing that Death also harvests animal souls. He is not described as being omnipresent since he is observed escorting dead individuals. He wouldn't be able to deal with the thousands (millions?) of people who die daily as described, much less include animals. How many are slaughtered daily for food or because they have run out of time at a shelter? My imagination can only be stretched so far. 6/10 - Having read more of the book there is an explanation of how Death can be in a multitude of places at once. Not sure if I buy it but at least the author tried to make it feasible. I enjoyed the rest of this book more than I thought I was going to. I wonder why the gods allowed Therese to keep the magical gifts they had bestowed on her since she failed the test to become a goddess. Wouldn't at least one of the gods have been able to erase her memory? It turns out there are five more books to this series, not to mention a prequel and spinoffs. Going to stick to my guns and not buy any until I've finished G&M. One last observation - Therese is only 15 years old so far too immature and naive to be shackled down for eternity with a god she is infatuated with. I don't know why authors can't age these characters so as to make them a little more believable and their relationships not so dirty old man creepy. 5. Nolander: Emanations, Book One. This is more scifi to me than a fantasy. So far I haven't seen any gods appear, although there is another universe involved that at times overlaps Earth allowing alien beings access. I am just to the point where Beth is trying to figure out who is telling the truth since there appears to be two factions amongst the "good guys." 6/14 - Finished and found that I liked this more than anticipated. This story ends as a mystery in that Beth doesn't understand what her powers are. Graham and Justine's abilities also haven't been fully explored. Is Graham a good or bad guy? Many unresolved issues to make me want to read the next book in the series. 6. Twin Souls - Started 6/14. More teen angst. The author switches back and forth telling the story from Claire's perspective and then Uriah's, although it's not hard to differentiate. The summary before starting the actual novel lets you know that the Elders will not approve their request for permission to marry so that part of the plot is spoiled. They are 17 and 18 so, in my opinion, far too young to marry anyway. That's not the reason given, however, but this is where "Twin Souls" enters into the picture. 6/17- Finished and of course there is another book. I don't know that I am intrigued enough to want to read it. That said, and without knowing what the next book entails, it seems to me that this story could have been wrapped up in one volume. 7. Blood Debt - Started 6/18. Once again we have a character that does not know that she is different from the average human. I am where she is starting to learn this but hasn't been able to perform any special abilities. Kind of an interesting take on what centaurs "really" are, as the notion of half (wo)man/half horse has been disavowed. Haven't found out yet what they are supposed to be. I am a little perturbed that her father's wife, took the initiative to contact Cami's grandmother. I think she knew that Cami's mother had run away from that family years before, changed her name and told Cami that her parents were dead. Shouldn't Gretchen have a clue that maybe the grandmother wasn't the kind of person to be told how to locate said grandchild? There is indication that the grandmother was aware of Cami and that there is also apparently a twin brother that Cami knows nothing about. Ah yes, can't get away from forbidden love. Cami and her brand new bestie's fiancé are irresistibly drawn to each other. The bestie and fiancé don't love each other but are marrying to avoid an arranged marriage for Bianca. Bianca also is in love with a guy her mother doesn't approve of. Cami is prostrate with guilt but this has all the makings of happily ever for all concerned. Cami's maternal grandmother makes almost any wicked witch seem angelic in comparison. 8. The Forgotten Ones - Started 6/20. The MC is 22. Yay! Of course she seems to have an immature crush on some guy she grew up with but at least she's 22 and maybe, just maybe, old enough to make responsible decisions about her future. 9. Marked - Back to a 16 year old female MC. The synopsis is remarkably similar to the old television show Dead Like Me. This story is the first that hasn't grabbed my interest and I'm almost to the point of skipping on to the next one. I will probably read on, however, because that's just the way I am. Finished reading 6/25. The characters just didn't appeal enough to me to want to read further. I like some YA but not this. I know this is fantasy fiction but I just can't wrap my head around people becoming angels. Two different entities - one does not morph into the other. Also the archangels are described as being quite large but then at one point the author describes Gabriel's (I think) hands as being little. Doesn't work for me. What's with the monkey and ape elevator operators, especially since they seem so reprehensible? Wouldn't it be a good job for the cherubs that are running around? The GAs need water to travel between earth and what is not called Heaven but seems to be what it is. So, they stick their heads in toilets and buckets of dirty water to transport. Is that really necessary? I can't remember what the author calls God but it isn't very respectful. 10. Relentless - Now this story I like even though it revolves around a 17 year old female. So far she hasn't succumbed to teen infatuation or angst. She has some rocking paranormal power and interacts with interesting supernatural beings. The vampires don't seem to have any redeeming qualities, which is a nice change after Twilight (which I never read but just base my opinion on hearsay) Finished this book after waking in the middle of the night and it kept me awake until I finished. Is there some kind of formula that teenage girls must act like toddlers and refuse assistance from anyone, feeling that they can take care of all problems single-handedly? Sara isn't as bad as some but still endangers herself and others through her obstinate attitude. I will say, however, that she does finally realize the absurdness of this and resolves to change. Overall I would give this story 4.5 stars and will most likely purchase the sequel(s) 11. Beyond the Veil - Just read a few pages. The MC is half demon just like Sara in the previous story. 6/28 - Muse, AKA Charlie, seems to have a genuine dilemma about who is trustworthy. If her demon mentor wanted her dead, wouldn't he have killed her off a long time ago? I can sort of understand why other demons would want her dead just because she's a half-breed because there are humans who have this same stupid mentality against people who are different. Her hormones seem to be in overdrive, lusting over both Stephan and Akil. There is mention at the beginning of a human boyfriend but he hasn't appeared as yet. And what kind of creature is Nica? Who was Muse's mother? Inquiring minds want to know. 7/1 Finished! Overall I would give this compilation a 4.5 as I would like to pursue the majority of the stories. However, Jonathan Moeller released his newest Ridmark novel today so that will be the next book I read.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Karie

    Gentle Reader Alert: I nearly gave up on this one. Way too heavy on the romance novel end of the spectrum and not enough of the interesting interactions between deity and mortals. Elsker--read and reviewed. I like it. Fairly clean. I Bring the Fire--already read, didn't finish. Chosen--slow, way too adult, took forever to get to the reveal. Had higher hopes for this one because I'd read Dragon Rose. Yeah, I'll stick to her fairy tale retellings. The Gatekeeper's Sons--the MC was too ditzy, gave Gentle Reader Alert: I nearly gave up on this one. Way too heavy on the romance novel end of the spectrum and not enough of the interesting interactions between deity and mortals. Elsker--read and reviewed. I like it. Fairly clean. I Bring the Fire--already read, didn't finish. Chosen--slow, way too adult, took forever to get to the reveal. Had higher hopes for this one because I'd read Dragon Rose. Yeah, I'll stick to her fairy tale retellings. The Gatekeeper's Sons--the MC was too ditzy, gave up. Nolanders--already read. Twin Souls--(NOT the same as in the paranormal omnibus). Beginning was deadly dull, even though I really, really wanted to like it. The wise old guide was too unreliable. Killed the story. Blood Debt--Interesting setup, too soap opera for me. I get tired of reading about the problems of rich people/rich paranormals. The Forgotten Ones--tl;dr Marked--too silly/cartoonish Relentless--Already read and reviewed. Beyond the Veil--Bleh. Been there, done that (Mercy Thompson).

  9. 4 out of 5

    AK Mama Reads

    This has several of my all time favorite series starters, including: Elsker by ST Bende Hopeless by Melissa Haag Runes by Ednah Walters Relentless by Karen Lynch and so much more! Don't wait, it's free and easy to one click your way to the best paranormal ya box set available!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jon Enders

    What a collection Surprising, enjoyed every book. Couldn't put them down and had to buy the next, they are that good. Now looking for other stories by these authors.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Gerald "Jerry"

    Good variety Various authors and styles make up a great selection of stories that will keep you happily tuning pages one after another.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Coco.V

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  13. 4 out of 5

    Janet Hacking

    Good reads If you like fantasy and fiction you will be entertained with all these books they are a very good read

  14. 5 out of 5

    MeShell Shocked

    1st i keep my reviews HONEST & SPOILER FREE, now with that being said OMG WOW, at 1st i felt part of this book was rushed, but that was my own greed wanting to know more of Eve & Boaz's adventures, but as i got farther into the story i got it. Somehow Rachel was able to capture my attention from GO. I work constantly & even now I have a 13 month old climbing all over me, yet i found myself reading instead of working, hiding in my bathroom late at night when i should have been sleeping knowing i 1st i keep my reviews HONEST & SPOILER FREE, now with that being said OMG WOW, at 1st i felt part of this book was rushed, but that was my own greed wanting to know more of Eve & Boaz's adventures, but as i got farther into the story i got it. Somehow Rachel was able to capture my attention from GO. I work constantly & even now I have a 13 month old climbing all over me, yet i found myself reading instead of working, hiding in my bathroom late at night when i should have been sleeping knowing i needed to wake earlier. I found myself falling for every twist & turn in this full length novel. I needed to know more of each character & was attempting to guess what was next to come & then questioned my sanity when i was so wrong. I am not 100% sure if you can get THE DEVILS FOOL on it's own, but I'm certain the full box set is AMAZING. I will leave you with this, it ends on a HUGE CLIFFHANGER, and the 2nd book is called The Devils Angel & believe me when i say I CAN NOT WAIT TO RIP THROUGH THE PAGES AS FAST AS I POSSIBLY CAN. FROM ME - this book is getting 5 MASSIVE PARANORMAL STARS,

  15. 5 out of 5

    Angela Kalnins

    Gods and Mortals is a compilation of several different stories written by several different authors. Each book separately seems to be part of a whole other series. I didn't really realize that when I bought it. I read Dead Radiance by T. G. Ayer. I really liked it. It was incredibly unique. The main character, Bryn Halbrook discovers, not long after her father's death that she is the LITERAL re-incarnation of a Valkyrie. Her scientist father, after finding the remains of a real Valkyrie while on a Gods and Mortals is a compilation of several different stories written by several different authors. Each book separately seems to be part of a whole other series. I didn't really realize that when I bought it. I read Dead Radiance by T. G. Ayer. I really liked it. It was incredibly unique. The main character, Bryn Halbrook discovers, not long after her father's death that she is the LITERAL re-incarnation of a Valkyrie. Her scientist father, after finding the remains of a real Valkyrie while on an archeological dig, uses those remains to clone Bryn. Not long afterward, Bryn is swept up into the world of gods and mythical creatures and is forced to go a mission to help save the life of the man she loves. It was a great story and when I get the chance I hope to read the whole series. As for the Gods and Mortals set as a whole, I hope to read each of the books left in the set. So far, I'm very pleased with the purchase.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Wanda Hartzenberg

    This box set is somewhere between a 4.6 and a 4.9 read. I kid you not. All the books in here is awesome and entertaining but quite a few were actually a 6 star read. I loved the consistent theme with various interpretations etc. The authors should be very proud of this collection and dear reader, if you are reading this then you are probably a lover of the genre already. So trust me when I say you simply cannot go wrong with this set.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Lady The Owls

    Grand stories Each story brought it's own twist on good & evil. The awakening of each person in each story was fantastic in the telling. I found I have so many stories I now have to finish to the end. Grand stories Each story brought it's own twist on good & evil. The awakening of each person in each story was fantastic in the telling. I found I have so many stories I now have to finish to the end.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Alexander Smithson

    Even though there were two stories that I didn't care for that much the other twelve were really goodand threeof those twelve were amazing. I plan on buying those authors books in the future. This was a great way to find new authors.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Marie Colon

    And I loved it was awesome Wow that's crazy and I don't know how many times I said omg I Think that I'm going to read this book again

  20. 4 out of 5

    Kimberlyann Morris

    Enjoyable read Books that make you want t to read more. Different angles memorable characters. New twists on old legends. Enjoyable read.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Marianne Alexander

    I read all of them, but didn't go on to read the rest of the series for all of them. I really liked the I bring the Fire series by C. Gockel, and went on to read many more of her books, even outside this series. I also read the full Elsker series and some others. Overall a good read, and if the single story doesn't call to you, just skip it and move on to all the others in this book. I discovered several new authors that I enjoy by reading this compilation. There were 14 when I got my free copy, I read all of them, but didn't go on to read the rest of the series for all of them. I really liked the I bring the Fire series by C. Gockel, and went on to read many more of her books, even outside this series. I also read the full Elsker series and some others. Overall a good read, and if the single story doesn't call to you, just skip it and move on to all the others in this book. I discovered several new authors that I enjoy by reading this compilation. There were 14 when I got my free copy, but that seems to keep decreasing so get yours asap.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Holzapfel

    This was an excellent compilation of first in series stories from multiple authors. The only let down was all the cliffhangers for each story. It is nice to get a mix of authors that you may have never read before. Nearly all the stories were riveting, but there is always that one story that you have to plod your way through. I highly recommend this compilation because of the diversity of the stories and the writing style of the individual authors.

  23. 4 out of 5

    David Houston

    This is an EXCELLENT intro to a range of authors in fantasy. The fact that it is (?often?) free makes it even better. You won't like some of the stories. You'll love others. And which you love and hate will differ from those I do. But that's the great thing about an anthology like this - you get to see which authors and styles you DO like. I doubt I'd give any of the individual stories 5*, but access to the wide range makes the whole more than the sum of the parts.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Marj Cinqualbres

    Interesting reads This is an eclectic collection of stories about the interaction of the mythical gods and humans of today and the past. They are the first books in the author's series which makes most of them cliffhangers. I did not finish a few of them because the premise was dumb, confusing or boring. I mean a Guardian Angel who actually caused the death of her charge? Sorry not buying that.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Rajeshwari

    I read the first short story as part of this collection. I expected it to be a fantasy thriller involving Greek Gods. But it turned out to be mushy-teen unadulterated romance with no meaning for actually having a romance plot. Unfortunately, this is not my cup of tea. I did not read beyond the first one and definitely not intending to do so in the future.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Tony

    Overall a great introduction into the work and series for whole bunch of authors. For me, about half the stories were to my liking, with a couple I will be following up on and a couple I will never touch again. Mileage may vary, but thats the point behind this sort of collection. Overall, well worth my time.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Angela Dawn

    I was really disappointed. Each of the Fourteen Free novels are the beginning of a series of novels. They are interesting, but they just get you hooked into the story and then say to finish the story buy the book at . . ..

  28. 5 out of 5

    Kathi

    This free fantasy, mythology intro set has both YA and adult series' stories in it. I read only the few adult stories, and the best series' that i did continue to read were from Pippa Decosta's Veil series, Becca Mills' Nolander and Christine Pope's Chosen- Djinn Wars series.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Brandee Armstrong Shelton

    All of the books are awesome! Just when the story gets really good and you want to see what happens next, the book ends! It leaves you needing to know what happened, you have to get book2 to find out! All 14 stories are like this,it's kind of frustrating!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Louise Thomas

    Gods and Mortals:Ten Novels by C Gockel There were three of the novels I didn't like, get she to the other seven being so great, I rated this a four star. I really enjoyed reading the book set.

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