Draw One in the Dark (Main/UK), by the first novel in Sarah Hoyt’s Shifters series, is free in the Kindle store, courtesy of publisher Baen Books. This is a first edition and will probably remain free for some time, as it is part of Baen’s Free Library; a second edition is now out with added material (but I’d get this one, if you haven’t read it; fans will want to get the new afterword in the 2nd edition, tho).
Like all Baen Books, this is DRM-free, so can be converted and backed up, as desired. You can also get different formats direct from Baen – but don’t count on that as a backup, as author rights can change, forcing Baen to remove the book from their site; if you buy the Kindle edition, it stays in your library forever (or as long as Amazon is around, anyway).
Every one of us has the beast inside. But for Kyrie Smith, the beast is no metaphor. Since she was 15, when she first shape-shifted into a savage, black panther, Kyrie has questioned her humanity and moved from town to town, searching for a way to feel human again.
Kyrie’s lonely life changes forever while waitressing at a cheap diner. Investigating screams from the parking lot, Kyrie stumbles upon a blood-spattered dragon crouching over a mangled human corpse. The dragon changes back into her co-worker, Tom, naked, dazed and unable to remember how he got there.
Thrust into a world of shape-shifting dragons, giant cats and other beasts waging a secret war behind humanity’s back, Kyrie may find the answers she seeks—with help from Tom, a mythical object called the Pearl of Heaven, and her own inner beast.
At the publisher’s request, this title is sold without DRM (DRM Rights Management).
About the Author
Sarah A. Hoyt has sold a dozen novels in various genres, including her new Musketeers Mysteries series, starting with Death of a Musketeer, and her acclaimed Shakespearean fantasy series, which started with the Mythopoeic award finalist, Ill Met by Moonlight. An avid history buff and longtime reader of sci-fi, fantasy, and mysteries Sarah has published over three dozen short stories in esteemed magazines such as Asimov’s, Analog, Amazing and Weird Tales, as well as several anthologies. Residing in Colorado with her husband, two teen boys and a pride of cats, Sarah is hard at work on her next dozen novels.
Get the free ebook from Baen Books (just use the download links in the middle of the page – if you try to “buy” it, it won’t be free).