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A history-changing battle & Time Travel Thriller…

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

 

I’m a retired high school English teacher. A devourer of books
growing up, my profession introduced me to writings and authors from times long
past. 
 
Through my studies and teaching, I fell in love with the Ancient and
Medieval Worlds. 
 
Now, I hope to inspire young readers and those Young-at-Heart
to read more through my Tales and Legends for Reluctant Readers set in
worlds.
 If they fail…

 

She could die over 3300 years from home!

 

Tackle the elements & evil of Ancient Egypt…
A history-changing battle & Time Travel Thriller…
Fifteen-year-old Rosa doesn’t see dead people…
She hears them & talks to them.

When she agrees to help King Tut’s ghost find his lost queen & clear his
family’s name, she doesn’t count on falling for him.

She & Tut must also outwit an evil pharaoh determined to stop them…
Even if it means one of them must die.

Get it today and see who triumphs.

2015 IAN Book of the Year Finalist YA
2015 CAL Book Award Finalist YA Fiction
2014 Literary Classics Seal of Approval

2015 Readers’ Favorite Finalist YA
2014 Literary Classics Silver Medal for PreTeen/Tween
Snippet:
No
way am I that crazy.
‘Touch me, Roosa. You will see I’m real
enough.’
Touch him? Is he as crazy as I am? Okay,
so I’m going to touch him, just for my own peace of mind.
I reach out my hand, fingers extended,
trying to reach him but not move from the wall. A crooked smile appears
face. He takes a couple of steps forward, reaches out and touches me.
Lightning heat shoots out from him, races up my arm, switches direction and dives into my stomach. I snatch my hand
and grab my belly with both hands. The burning sensation knocks my knees out
from under me. I slump to the floor, still leaning on the wall. The room spins,
and my head swims. Tears mixed with stars blur my vision so there is no focusing.
Not enough air in here; my chest tightens as if the lungs inside are ready to
explode.
 

 

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Immortal as Beza might be, she soon finds her life, and queendom crumbling underneath her

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

 

Kaci Morgan is the author of The Queen Immortal Series. She found her passion for writing later in life, but for the last eight years she has worked on honing the craft to the best of her ability by attending local classes, seminars, and reading books about the craft and in the genre. 
 
As a wife and mother, she feels that writing has helped her to find a sense of purpose, and to understand that hard work and determination are the keys to unlocking our dreams.
Secrets can be agents of destruction, Queen Beza learns after three-hundred years of ruling. Unable to produce an heir, and on the hunt for a sibling who should have never been born, Beza struggles to understand what the Gods and Goddesses have planned for her. Unable to come to terms with past discretions, she pushes away what might be her last chance at love, focusing only on the murder and betrayal going on all around her.
 
 

 

Immortal as Beza might be, she soon finds her life, and queendom crumbling underneath the burden of a brother, so named the lost king, who holds more legitimacy to the throne than she herself. Can she find him before his shadow becomes her devastation?

 

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“I do not mean to disregard you as queen,” Samia
said. “But there is a hidden universe amongst all of us that lies in our
unconscious minds. We all have secrets, my queen, and this world would be very different if we all chose to steal them from each other.”
Beza thought about this for a moment. Her secrets
would indeed change the world if they were revealed. She might be
step down as queen. They might even try to kill her, but would
to figure out how? She was certain they could if they tried enough
if they got hold of the forbidden page in The Book of Queens

 

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Anwen fears that even if they find the lost mages, it will be too late

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

 

 

Karlie Lucas is a preschool teacher by day and a writer/artist by night.A graduate of Southern Utah University, Karlie received a B.A. in Creative Writing, with a minor in art. She is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, The International English Honor Society, as well as ANWA, the American Night Writers Association.

Karlie is interested in all things magical and mysterious, especially elves and dragons. She is an avid fan of J.R.R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling.

When not writing, Karlie can often be found drawing, baking, watching her favorite old school shows, or just spending time with her family.

She currently resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband and a cat named Kally

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The Revenants are coming. 

Only recently woken from their centuries’ long slumber, the dragons are unprepared to face them. But when a legend is uncovered, revealing the existence of a lost tribe of mages, hope flickers to life. 

The race is on as Tyler Durand and Anwen Kaida rush to find this missing tribe while the others prepare for their last stand. But time and numbers are against them, and Anwen fears that even if they find the lost mages, it will be too late. 




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Walter looked between the two, watching the invisible sparks fly. Leslie was a force to be reckoned with, but she was no match for Tyler. “You know,” he commented, “I would pay to watch you and Anwen have a go at each other.”
Anwen gave him a dirty look. “Really? What happened to being my friend? I thought you were on my side.”
The veteran shrugged, aware that the others had turned their attention to him as well. “Oh I am. I just think it would be interesting to watch. In fact, I’d pay good money for that opportunity. You’re not going to improve unless you can go against someone who’ll test your skills. Why not her?” He pointed his thumb at the Walker.
“Are you kidding me?” Anwen balked. “She’d make mincemeat of me! Even Courtney’s better at this whole mage thing than I am! And you want me to go up against the best person in this place? Are you insane?”
Walter only smiled as he folded his arms across his chest as he made himself comfortable. “You want to learn your craft? I can’t think of any better way. Margo would say the same thing. You know she would.”
Anwen shook her head. “Can you please leave my mother out of this? We all know she was an overachiever who pushed everyone to their limits. I really don’t need this right now.”
 

 

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Historical Romances by Linda Weaver Clarke

Monday, July 9th, 2018

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Who is Author Linda Weaver Clarke?

I was raised among the Rocky Mountains of southern Idaho and live in Color Country in southern Utah. I am the author of 23 books. I have several genres that I write in—a Historical Romance series: Bear Lake Family Saga, a Mystery Suspense series: The Adventures of John and Julia Evans, a Cozy Mystery series: Amelia Moore Detective Series, and a Period/Adventure Romance: The Rebel Series. I am also a missionary at the Family Search Center. I help people find their ancestors and learn about their heritage.

 

What draws readers to this historical romance series: Bear Lake Family Saga?

 

This series has strong female characters who have a destiny to fulfill. Each woman wants to make a difference in someone’s life. No matter the trial that comes her way, she is ready to fight for what she believes. I love the male characters. Even though they are strong and masculine, they have their tender moments that can melt your heart. Bear Lake Family Saga has plenty of adventure along with a tender love story.

 

What was the inspiration for this series?

 

My ancestors were my inspiration. I was writing their histories so my children would learn to appreciate their heritage. Their stories were intriguing and full of adventure. When I was done, I decided to write a historical romance series and give these true experiences to my fictional characters.

 

Give us a brief description of each story in this series?

 

Melinda and the Wild West(Book 1): Melinda is a schoolteacher. She has many challenges but it’s a rugged rancher who challenges Melinda with the one thing for which she was least prepared—love.

 

Edith and the Mysterious Stranger(Book 2): Edith is a nurse. When a mysterious stranger starts writing to Edith, she gets to know a man’s inner soul before making any harsh judgments. Whoever he is, this man is a mystery but is he as wonderful in person as he is in his letters?

 

Jenny’s Dream(Book 3): Jenny is an aspiring author. She has a dream to fulfill, but the only thing standing in her way is an unpleasant memory, which has haunted her since childhood. She must learn to forgive before she can follow her dream.

 

Sarah’s Special Gift(Book 4): Sarah is a beautiful and successful dance teacher but she is not an average young woman. Sarah is deaf, but this does not stop her from living life to its fullest. And it does not stop her from falling in love with a man who needs her help.

 

Elena, Woman of Courage(Book 5): The Roaring Twenties was a time of great change, when women raised their hemlines and bobbed their hair. As Elena fights to prove herself as the town’s first female doctor, the town’s most eligible bachelor finds it a challenge to see if he can win her heart.

 

Are your books in audiobook form?

 

Yes. I have a narrator who is narrating them for Audible. I have one narrator for Melinda and the Wild West, and then changed to a different narrator for the next four. Carolyn Kashner actually sings in Edith and the Mysterious Stranger, and she has such a lovely voice.

 

Who is the most intriguing character in this series?

 

I love all my female characters, but I feel that Elena from Elena Woman of Courage is the most interesting. She has to endure a lot of prejudice from the town bullywho feels that women doctors have no right to practice medicine. But that isn’t all. This story takes place during the roaring twenties, and Elena has decided to be a part of this new generation by bobbing her hair and raising her hemlines.That takes a lot of courage.Of course, the town’s most eligible bachelor finds her most intriguing. He actually admires her tenacity. I admire Elena, as well.

 

(For history buffs: Bobbed haircausedalotofcommotion.A teacherinJerseyCitywas orderedtogrowher hairbackbytheschoolboardorshe wouldbefired.Womenwith bobbedhairwerefiredfrom prestigiousdepartmentstoreswithoutanywarning.Apreacherpoundedthepulpit,sayingthata“bobbedwomanwasadisgracedwoman.”The raising of hemlines had its problems, as well.)

 

They developed a new vocabulary during the roaring twenties. What were some of the words you discovered while writing this story?

 

This was the fun part of writing Elena Woman of Courage. During this time period, they spoke a language foreign to their parents.  Here are some examples.

 

If you were excited about something, you say: Cat’s pajamas!

If you didn’t agree with someone, you say: Ah, horsefeathers!

If you were a feisty woman, you were referred to as: a bearcat.

If you were an attractive woman, you were referred to as: a doll.

Women were also referred to as: a tomato.

When John wanted to “spoon” with Elena, she said: The bank’s closed.

A woman’s body was referred to as a chassisand her legs were gams.

 

Where can readers find you?

 

My website has sample chapters to read: www.lindaweaverclarke.com

My Audible Page: https://www.audible.com/author/Linda-Weaver-Clarke/B004P47EWO
My Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/ZA-z2ckme8w

A bridge once burnt severs ties forever…

Sunday, July 1st, 2018
Shadowed
Seats
Oliana
Mercer Series Book 1
by
Marguerite Ashton
Genre:
YA Mystery
 
Oliana
knows that every family has a secret, but she never expected hers to
come from the grave.

 

 

High
school senior Oliana Mercer dreams of attending the prestigious
Reyersen Drama Academy and pursue her acting career. But when tragedy
strikes, Oliana discovers secrets hidden from her by her adopted
parents, dimming the lights on her perfect world.

 

 

As
the sins of the past surface, Oliana finds herself caught up in a
tug-of-war between two families while the love for her boyfriend is
tested.

 

 

Determined
to find some form of happiness in life, Oliana becomes student
director in the high school’s senior play. When her best friend,
Devin Worthy, dies during dress rehearsal, Oliana is re-cast as the
lead.

 

 

Everyone
thinks the death was a suicide, except Oliana, whose search for clues
may be enough motive for the killer to murder again.

 

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Staged
Oliana
Mercer Series Book 2
 
It’s
been two weeks since Oliana Mercer learned a horrible family secret
and witnessed the death of her best friend. Two weeks of heartache,
secrets, and lies. While Oliana wants to move on, graduation day is a
turning point for her, but for the worse.

 

 

Austin
wants Oliana to stay and not attend Reyersen Drama Academy, a
relative from the past wants her forgiveness, the custody battle for
her little brother moves forward…and then there’s James whose
recent drug habit landed him in trouble. Now he’s missing. After a
charred body, believed to be James is found in a dumpster behind the
high school, Oliana receives a text from James’ phone.

 

 

When
Oliana turns to the police for help, she is pulled into a conflict
that makes her question whether to obey the law while fighting with
the family who abandoned her.

 

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Cold
Read
Oliana
Mercer Series Book 3
 
Settling
into campus life at the posh Reyersen Academy acting school, Oliana
Mercer prepares for an audition for a lead part in a play called
Cold. She soon discovers that her new roommate is not only vying for
the same role, but is seeing Austin – Oliana’s ex-boyfriend. She does
all she can to avoid Austin until he is found murdered at a party.
With hardly any clues, she starts snooping around and descends into
Reyersen’s forbidden East Wing, which mirrors the set for the
upcoming play.

 

 

As
Oliana learns more about the school’s past, she begins to suspect
people around her might be involved and becomes obsessed with finding
out what really happened. When another body is discovered, Oliana
finds out that acting will be her best chance for survival.

 

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Burned
Bridges
Prequel
to the Oliana Mercer Series
 
Newly
sober and dating the man of her dreams, Traci Collins is ready to
enjoy the good life, until her new best friend, Olivia Durning,
confides a dreadful secret far worse than Traci could
imagine. 

 

 

Sealed
by a shared bond, and unaware there is more to the secret than what
she was told, Collins feels honor-bound to protect her friend when a
confrontation between Olivia and her childhood tormentor turns
deadly.

 

 

A
mysterious text forces Traci to question Olivia’s actions and
re-examine her loyalties. When the answers to Traci’s questions
endanger a life she treasures more than her own, she must decide if
friendship has a limit. For a bridge once burnt severs ties
forever…

 

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When
Marguerite Ashton was in her twenties, she took up acting but
realized she preferred to work behind the camera, writing crime
fiction. A few years later, she married an IT Geek and settled down
with her role as wife, mom, and writer. Five kids later, she founded
the Crime Writer’s Panel and began working with former law
enforcement investigators to create; Criminal Lines Blog, an online
library for crime writers who need help with their book
research.

 

 

She’s
a workaholic who hides in her writer’s attic, plotting out her next
book and stalking Pinterest for the next avocado recipe.

 

 

A
member of Sisters in Crime, Marguerite grew up in Colorado, but is
now happily living in Wisconsin and playing as much golf as possible.
She can be found on Twitter and Facebook.

 

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Kay may never get to tell the story if she can’t find her way home, is forced to stay, or in doing either, she dies

Friday, June 29th, 2018

 

College student Kay Morowa goes up against warlords, poachers and human traffickers in The Phoenix Rising – Destiny Calls.

After Kay’s parents reveal that they haven’t been honest with her about her past, Kay flies to South Africa feeling bitter and anxious. Her excitement on arrival is cut short when she becomes a victim of a human trafficking ring operated by a large-scale poaching operation.

Kay flees and finds her way to a dazzling refuge called Ipharadisi. There, she meets the majestic, menacing Queen Zaina and a handsome doctor named Erec.

Although impressed by Ipharadisi’s beauty and noble reason for existence, Kay’s sole desire is to return home to her college beau (whom she has much unsettled business with) and to her mom and dad, whom Kay never thought she could miss so much.

If Kay can survive the hand-to-hand combat she’ll need to learn to survive, she may just become the kind of peace-seeking hero her classmates would never believe. However, Kay may never get to tell the story if she can’t find her way home, or if she is forced to stay, or worse, if in doing either, Kay dies.

 

 

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New York native Phenice Arielle (featured on the book cover) majored in journalism at The Pennsylvania State University. Her favorite memories are those of traveling solo through South Africa and Namibia.

Having worked in both print and broadcast media, Phenice Arielle wrote, directed and produced a series of cinematic trailers for The Phoenix Rising – Destiny Calls to give fans a taste of future plans for the book and rest of the series.

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Turns out, staring death straight in the face is just the beginning

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
Shadow
Lilies
The
Shadow Lilies Book 1
by
Lee Ann Ward
Genre:
YA Mystery 
 
Sixteen-year-old
Julia Reynolds struggles with her parents’ gypsy lifestyle and the
urgent need to find out what happened to her missing cousin, Aubree.
Soon Julia stumbles upon the mystery surrounding the Ursuline Convent
in New Orleans, its banned third floor, and the blessed nails that
seal its windows shut.

 

 

Solving
the mystery of the Ursuline and blogging the story to the entire free
world could gain more interest in the disappearance of Aubree. But
there’s just one catch: the others who have explored this mystery
have one thing in common…they’re all dead.

 

 

Things
get even more complicated when Julia falls for Ryan Grandle, the
hottest guy in her school, and he falls right back. Will she really
risk her life and new love to explore an unsolved mystery for the
story that could save her cousin? Turns out, staring death straight
in the face is just the beginning.

 

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Lee
Ann Ward is an award-winning fiction author with a background in
journalism and mass communications. She is also the former Senior
Editor of Champagne Books. Her love of books started at the age of
three, and she’s been addicted ever since. She’s published six novels
with her seventh and eighth on the way (SEE a YA paranormal by
Evernight Teen in June 2017 and GLIMPSES OF WILDERNESS a YA romance
by Inkspell Publishing in December 2017) and has written several
more. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, singing, baking designer
cakes, bowling and dreaming. She’s married to Joe (who also happens
to be her publicist) and they have 4 sons whom they adore, and a
granddaughter who is the love of their life. They make their home in
the small fishing community of Bayou La Batre, Alabama.

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Bound

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Bound
by Jennifer Dean
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

The sword of peace. Myth? Reality? They’re about to find out

Monday, June 25th, 2018
Sword
of Fire
Through
the Ashes Book 1
by
J.A. Culican
Genre:
YA Fantasy
 
An
unforgettable tale brimming with suspense, action and
dragons.”
– Through the Ashes will thrill
fans of The Gender Game, Divergent & The Hunger Games.

Defenseless.
Alone. Betrayed.

 

 

Bells
is a poor fae who works on a farm outside the protections of the
dragon city. When her family is attacked by trolls, she goes to the
one person she knows can help her. But will he?

 

 

Peace.
Death. Enough.

 


The
dragons brought peace to the city and the surrounding area when they
rose. Jaekob believes there is no reason for further dragon
involvement. They’ve’ lost enough lives to this cause. They’ve done
their fair share and owe the world nothing more.

 

 

 

But when the
dark elves infect his city with a virus unlike anything he’s ever
seen, he knows they need a solution. Now.
The sword of peace.
Myth? Reality?
They’re about to find out.

 

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J.A.
Culican is a USA Today Bestselling author of the middle grade fantasy
series Keeper of Dragons. Her first novel in the fictional series
catapulted a trajectory of titles and awards, including top selling
author on the USA Today bestsellers list and Amazon, and a rightfully
earned spot as an international best seller. Additional accolades
include Best Fantasy Book of 2016, Runner-up in Reality Bites Book
Awards, and 1st place for Best Coming of Age Book from the Indie book
Awards. 

 

 

J.A.
Culican holds a Master’s degree in Special Education from Niagara
University, in which she has been teaching special education for over
11 years. She is also the president of the autism awareness
non-profit Puzzle Peace United. J.A. Culican resides in Southern New
Jersey with her husband and four young children.

 

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The Midnight Guard—who protect our community from the vicious things that lie outside our walls—calls to me

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018
When
They Came
by
Kody Boye
Genre:
YA SciFi, Horror
 
I
was never afraid of monsters—at least, not until They came: the
visitors from outer space.

 

 

Now
They’re in our skies, on our streets, always watching, forever
waiting.

 

 

At
seventeen, I’m just about to graduate from the Juvenile Education
System and declare my career of choice. The Midnight Guard—who
protect our community from the vicious things that lie outside our
walls—calls to me.

 

 

It’s
hard, dangerous work, with grueling hours that offer little sleep,
but it’s the one thing I know will help make a difference in our
ever-changing world.

 

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with the publication of his story [A] Prom Queen’s Revenge at the
age of fourteen. Published nearly three-dozen times before going
independent at eighteen, Boye has authored numerous works—including
the short story collection Amorous Things, the novella The Diary of
Dakota Hammell, the zombie novel Sunrise and the epic fantasy series
The Brotherhood Saga.

 

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Oliana Mercer Series

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Shadowed Seats
Oliana Mercer Series Book 1
by Margeurite Ashton
Genre: YA Mystery

Only the more she tries to avoid Liam the more she finds him in her constant company

Monday, June 18th, 2018
Bound
by
Jennifer Dean
Genre:
YA Paranormal Romance
 
When
fate leads Emma Morgan back to her small hometown of Washington, she
learns that the life she knew three years ago has changed once she
meets the charmingly, mysterious Liam Alexander. But when her brother
Sean, voices his disapproval, Emma finds her loyalty in the way of
her newfound curiosity of the youngest Alexander. Only the more she
tries to avoid Liam the more she finds him in her constant
company. 

 

 

A
risk that leads down a dangerous path once Emma begins to discover a
secret about the Alexanders that no human should ever know.

 

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I
was never that child you found in the corner reading. In fact, I
loathed the idea of picking up a book. The activity seemed more of a
chore than a past time.
All that changed when my brother began talking to me about the
newest novel he was reading.Harry Potter and The Order of the
Phoenix. 
Before I knew it, my curiosity got the better of
me, luring me to try the series. It didn’t take long for my mindset
of reading to turn on its head.
But even with my new hobby discovered it wasn’t until my junior
year of college that I developed a hidden desire for writing stories.
And when I found myself writing scenes instead of paying attention to
my professors, I knew becoming a writer was the career path I was
meant to follow.
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Fate brought them together. Will evil break them apart?

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018
Enchanter
The
Giver of Life Trilogy #1
by
Kristy Centeno
Genre:
YA Paranormal 
 
They
have a past. But will they have a future?
Leah
Parker is resilient and hardworking. She’d always prided herself in
maintaining a level head, even under pressure. Everything changes
when she begins to see strange apparitions and hear ghostly voices on
the morning of her birthday.
In
a blink of the eyes, Leah’s life takes a drastic turn that spirals
her into the unknown. Something is out to get her, but she’s unsure
if she’s losing her mind, or the faces and demands of the dead are
real. Unable to find the answers she needs, she has no choice but to
rely on ex-best friend, Brandon Morris, for help.
But
as she will soon discover, Brandon has his own secrets. Some of which
defy logic and only add to the mystery surrounding Leah. And mix
feelings between the two complicate matters by getting in the way of
what they really want, and what they must do.
Can
Brandon lighten the load on her by figuring out what or who wants her
dead? Or will their past history get in the way of the storm brewing
just beyond Leah’s grasp?
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Enchantress
The
Giver of Life Trilogy #2
 
Fate
brought them together. Will evil break them apart?
Leah
Parker’s visit to her hometown is supposed to bring her closer to
the truth behind her identity. What she doesn’t anticipate is the
handsome stranger with almond eyes claiming to be her Pair.
Her
world once again upturned with the arrival of the man chosen to be
her life partner, Leah is pulled between the feelings she’s always
had for the friend she left behind, and those for the compelling
stranger determined to save her from certain death—at whatever the
cost.
With
an ancient evil out to finish what it started twenty-one years
before, will Leah find peace within her troubled mind and heart to
fight back and win? Or will her disconnection with her newfound
powers hinder her only chance at survival?
His
sacrifice…is her salvation.
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Centeno is the author of the Secrets of the Moon saga and Keeper
Witches series.
She
has always had a passion for books and after years of being an avid
reader, she decided to transform her desire to write into a reality
and thus, her first novel was born. When she’s not busy taking care
of her five children or holding down the fort, she finds time to sit
and do what she loves the most: writing.
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Issues of change, what makes a healthy relationship, and the consequences of greed and violence

Monday, June 11th, 2018
Isaac
Comett: My Life as a Shard Knight
by
R.T. Driver
Genre:
YA SciFi Fantasy
 
It’s
2003, and the coldest of seasons has arrived, filled with monsters,
robots and dead beat dads.

 

 

Isaac
believed his only job was to blow off homework, play video games and
get a date with his crush, the cunning local delinquent June Farnell;
not defend his hometown from vicious space pirates!

 

 

On
one Fall afternoon, he and his friends are attacked by aliens seeking
the Memorite Shards; crystals that grant the user superpowers. His
comfortable life with his mom and younger brother is gone, and he’s
forced to fight a secret war against the merciless Cyborg, Straum.
Even when they gain the shard’s protection, more questions about
their unyielding attackers arise, and their only source for answers
is another shady alien, and fellow Memorite user, Chenzo.

 

 

Lying
to his mom and swinging a sword become Isaac’s new life as he, June
and the others train to become Shard Knights; defenders of the
Memorite. Unfortunately for him, he’s the team’s weakest link, and
surviving the one year bonding period to the crystal seems less
likely with each battle. And what’s worse, his estranged father Zack
is back in town after a year long hiatus, ready to “set things
right”…again.

 

 

Will
Isaac defeat Straum’s army of mechanical warriors, save his family
and live long enough to put on his graduation cap, or will Comett
burn out like so many others before him?

 

 

Join
Isaac, June, the slick talking Austin, his brainy beauty girlfriend
Emma, and the comic-book obsessed Fiora in this epic sci-fi rumble
and see what being a hero is REALLY all about!

 

 

-Realistic
characters of different races and backgrounds that deal with true to
life issues, such as school drama, dating, divorced parents and
neglect.

 

 

-No
lengthy, needless descriptions make for a satisfying
read.

 

 

-Immersive,
over-the-top action influenced by video games, anime, and science
fiction movies while seasoned with emotional encounters throughout.
Feel like a part of a super hero team!

 

 

-Edited
for quality and easy navigation!

 

 

First
Release Testimonials

 

“A
Good Mashup of Anime and Sci-Fi Story Telling” – Flipino
Fuego

 

 

“Looking
Forward to More!” – Ms. Chea

 

 

“The
pace is perfect, the reading is very comfortable, and the material is
appropriate for all ages. Although this book is geared
towards…young adults, I…couldn’t put it down! I definitely
recommend this suspenseful book to everyone who enjoys a good read.”
-Mrs. Wygant

 

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Isaac
Comett: Interstellar Warrior
 
Isaac,
June, Austin and the others are halfway through their bonding period
with the powerful Memorite Crystals, but their adventure is far from
over.

 

 

Fighting
Androids and Seekers has become second nature to the team, but their
unity is put to the test when personal feelings from a bad breakup
get in the way of being heroes. With graduation only weeks away,
their parents growing suspicious of their activities, and two of the
warriors ready to rip each other’s heads off, it seems like things
couldn’t get worse…

 

 

But
they do.

 

 

Isaac
and the others depart for the world of Rudesia to Recall the
remaining Shards. There’s no rest for the tired friends, as not only
do they have a rich, stuck-up Count on their tails, but complications
from a new, less welcome addition to their group.

 

 

The
chance for an early freedom and end to the Memorite War has come!
Will Isaac’s emotional wounds heal in time, or will they lead to a
deathblow for the Shard Knights?

 

 

-Picks
up after My Life as a Shard Knight

 

 

-Inspired
by Video Games, Anime and Manga

 

 

-Crazy
sci-fi action throughout!

 

 

-Addresses
issues of change, what makes a healthy relationship, and the
consequences of greed and violence

 

 

-Includes
pages of concept art and character designs!

 

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R.T.
(Robert Treat) Driver was born in New Haven, CT in 1990, and grew up
in the city of Milford with his hard-working mother and “too
smart for his own good” brother. Throughout his teenage years he
researched and flip flopped between dozens of ideal jobs. He
eventually went to a Porter & Chester Institute for Electronics
in 2009 where he learned the wonders of debt. After working as a
Program Manager in a circuit board plant for years, he chose self
employment to have more time for his wife and personal
pursuits.

 

 

Ever
since his exposure to Japanese Animation and author Christopher
Wooding’s Broken Sky, R.T. created many unused manuscripts that were
better off not seeing the light of day. The first project he released
was Isaac Comett: My Life as a Shard Knight in 2014, then re-released
the series after heavy edits in 2017.

 

 

R.T.
Currently lives in Branford, CT with his supportive wife and her army
of stuffed animals.

 

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Her only hope may rest in the Lord of the Dragons

Sunday, June 10th, 2018
Guardian’s
Nightmare
The
Last Princess of Latura Book 1
by
Darren Simon
Genre:
Middle-Grade/New Adult Fantasy
 
Charlee
Smelton is an average thirteen-year-old girl struggling to adapt
after her family moves to San Francisco. She thinks her biggest
obstacle is facing the bullies who brand her a nerd and a dweeb.
She’s wrong. Her life is about to change—for the worse. First,
she receives a gift of the ugliest, most old fashioned bike she has
ever seen. Try as she might to ditch it in the city, she just can’t
seem to escape that very mysterious two-wheeler. Then come the
visions of a world across a dimensional divide, a princess in fear
for her life and a dark knight pursuing her. Are they just dreams or
something more? For Charlee, everything she ever thought she knew
about herself soon crumbles as she starts down a path to discover her
true self, and she will need that hunk-of-junk bike more than she
could ever imagine. Without it, she might not be able to find the
hero in herself—the hero she must become to save her friends,
family, her city—the world—from an evil only she can defeat. An
evil she allows into this world.
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Guardian’s Return
The Last Princess of
Latura Book 2
 
A
month has passed since fourteen-year-old Charlee Smelton discovered
her magical abilities and faced her great aunt, Theodora, in a life
or death struggle to protect Earth. A month has passed since she
tricked Theodora back across the dimensional gateway that brought
Theodora to Earth. Since then, Charlee—now fully aware that she is
part of a noble bloodline from another world…another dimension…has
grown stronger in her magic, aided by her protector, a shapeshifter
sent to Earth to protect her.
But
the terrible dreams won’t stop.
Theodora
lives, and if Charlee’s dreams of death and fields of spilled blood
are true, her great aunt has avenged herself on that world across the
dimensional divide. 
Charlee
knows what she must do. The fight is not over. She must travel across
the gateway to the home of her ancestors and face Theodora one more
time. But doing so may cost Charlee more than her life. The same
medallion her great aunt desires so much—a medallion Charlee
possesses—could make her just as evil as her great aunt. 
Can
Charlee stave off the twisted tendrils of the medallion long enough
to defeat Theodora—for good—or will evil consume her? Can she
even survive so far from home? Her only hope may rest in the Lord of
the Dragons, but that beast turned his back on her grandfather long
ago…

 

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Simon resides in Southern California where he works as a college
English teacher after a career as a newspaper journalist. His love
for writing began with a love for reading when his grandmother gave
him a wonderful gift—a brown paper bag filled with comic books from
the 1960s and ’70s. From there, he moved on to Choose Your Own
Adventure
books. Eventually he discovered the works of J.R.R.
Tolkien, which solidified his interest in writing epic fantasy and
science fiction tales.
So
far, he has focused his writing on middle grade and young adult
fiction to inspire young readers just as he was inspired to read and
write at a young age.
He
self-published his first novel though iUniverse and immediately went
on to write the second book in the series. Upon completing the second
book, he decided to seek more traditional publishing. After countless
rejection letters, a small independent publisher—Divertir
Publishing—decided to pick up the series, a fantasy about a
teen-aged girl who learns her family is actually from an alternate
dimension, and only she has the power to protect Earth from a
sorceress from her world—who just happens to be her great aunt.
Divertir republished the first book, titled, Guardian’s
Nightmare
, in 2015. The second book in the series, Guardian’s
Return
, was released in April.
Darren
has also written another series—a young adult historical pirate
fantasy set in the golden age of piracy, mixing historical pirates
and pirate hunters with his fictional characters in a time-traveling,
swashbuckling tale. The first book in that series, The Dangerous
Legacy,
was published in 2016 by Tell-Tale Publishing. The second
book in the series, The Deadly Waters, is due out later this
year.
All
his books are available at Amazon.com and Barnes&noble.com.
Darren,
who lives with his wife, Sandra and two sons, Daniel and Jacob, and
two crazy dogs, in the Valley, is continuing to write and develop new
stories, including a young adult novel now in the hands of literary
agency.

 

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Travel back in time to medieval London with the Willifred family

Friday, June 8th, 2018
Medieval
Madness
Mr.
Willifred’s Great Adventures Book 1
by
Jessica Sara Campbell
Genre:
YA Fantasy, Time Travel
 
Traveling
through time is not for everyone, and it’s definitely not Susan and
Freddy’s idea of a fun ride. Their adventurous granddaughter Sylvia,
though, would be happy just to do something new for a change already,
anything! 

 

 

Travel
back in time to medieval London with the Willifred family on a
heart-warming adventure of history, excitement, humor, and love. Meet
the real heroes of the medieval era, some who you may not have heard
about, and some you might know well! Watch history come to life in
this action-packed saga.

 

 

As
Sylvia discovers, medieval London may not be as glamorous as it
appears in the movies, and there may even be someone up to no good
behind the scenes. No one ever said old age is easy, and no one ever
said being a teen is easy. Join Freddy, Susan, and Sylvia on a
jam-packed ride of a lifetime, for they might find more than they are
expecting in their typical weekday routine this time…

 

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Sara Campbell was born in Florida and raised in New Hampshire and
Idaho. She loves Disney, teaching, reading, writing, and animals. She
has been married to the love of her life for seven years. Jessica has
been writing since birth, even if it was only scribbles. Jessica has
played both the violin and the piano and speaks French. Jessica has
written articles for several Newspapers in Idaho, but her favorite
writing took place in high school and college where true literary
nerds can let their creativity flow. She loves fishing, horseback
riding, and hiking just as much as swimming at the beach. This is
Jessica’s first book, and it is a dream come true.
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What do you do when you’re the only survivor?

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

 


The Nameless Soldier is book 4 in the Annals of Alasia young adult fantasy series. Haven’t read all (or any) of the others? That’s okay! The books can be read in any order, and each one can stand on its own.


Description:

What do you do when you’re the only survivor?

Nineteen-year-old Tarvic bears the name of a mighty hero from Alasia’s past. However, the young soldier feels anything but heroic when he regains consciousness to find himself the lone survivor of a brutal attack by invaders from the neighboring kingdom. 

Forced to leave his identity behind, Tarvic is thrust into civilian life in the role of protector to three war orphans. When the four of them encounter a mysterious stranger, he must choose between keeping the young girls safe and taking on a mission that could help free his kingdom. Can Tarvic live up to his noble name and find a way to balance his duty and his dreams?


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Not sure if you’ll like the story or not? Take a look at the first chapter and see!

 

 

The Nameless Soldier
Chapter One

 

      

Tarvic woke to the sound of a distant yell, abruptly silenced. He pushed his blankets aside and sat up, puzzled, but heard only the light patter of rain on the canvas. “What was that?”
Drevel, his roommate in the barracks and tentmate out on campaigns like this, stirred and rolled over. “What?”
“I heard something. Someone shouting.”
“It’s probably just another drill.” But Drevel sat up too, shoving his own blankets away, as Tarvic crawled over and untied the tent flap.
A blast of wintry air and raindrops greeted him as he leaned out, peering across the tent-studded hillside. Clouds hid the moon and stars, and on every side the thick dark of the forest leaned in from the edges of the large clearing. But the telltale flickering light of distant torches sent shadows leaping over tents and across the open spaces between them. Why would someone be using torches out here? Any soldier in camp had easy access to lanterns among the supplies.
Something was wrong. Very wrong. Tarvic pulled back into the tent and yanked on his breeches and jacket.
They both heard the next yell, closer this time, and then the unmistakable clash of swords. Both men snatched up their own swords, jamming their feet into their boots and fumbling for shields. From all around them, shouts of alarm erupted as men in their company woke up.
And then the enemy was upon them. Horses exploded through the camp, trampling tents and the soldiers just crawling out of them. Riders leaned low off their mounts’ backs, swinging swords and waving torches.
Halfway out of his tent, Tarvic threw himself flat on his face to avoid a slash that would probably have decapitated him. He scrambled to his feet, only to be knocked off them again by a blow that he barely caught on his shield.
Light, shadows, horses, blades, rain. Chaos raged through the clearing to the sound of crashing metal, pounding hooves, shouts of challenge and desperation. Tarvic regained his feet and fought as best he could from the ground while enemy riders thundered around him. Dodging and ducking, he aimed for the men’s legs and tried to keep out from under their horses’ hooves. With no idea who he was fighting or why, his only goal to stay alive for the next heartbeat, he dodged and darted through the tumult looking for spots where horses and enemy swords weren’t. All around him, men fought and ran and crumpled to lie as limply as the trampled tents.
Slipping and stumbling in the mud, Tarvic felt a surge of satisfaction as his sword met flesh and an enemy yelled in pain. And then the man wheeled his horse and charged back toward him, and Tarvic turned to flee.
He tripped on something soft that groaned. Pain shot through Tarvic’s wrist as he caught his fall, and only a quick roll saved him from being trampled as the man’s horse cantered over him.
Its rider wheeled again, and Tarvic rose to his knees, barely raising his shield in time to protect his face. The force of the blow threw him backward, jarring his already sore wrist.
Another horse leaped over him, and Tarvic cried out in pain as a hoof struck him on the shoulder. He stumbled to his feet, ducking low to present as small a target as possible, and ran through the melee.
He saw fewer people on foot now, more obstacles in the mud. Was it cowardly to flee from a battle you couldn’t win? Nothing in Tarvic’s eight months in the military had prepared him for this. Not counting occasional minor border skirmishes, the kingdom of Alasia hadn’t seen an actual war in six generations. Besides routine patrols, city peacekeeping, and the frequent drills and training, the military’s primary duties involved escorting merchant wagons through robber-frequented stretches of rural highway and keeping an eye on the sections of coastline where seafaring raiders were known to attack. Tarvic had never fought in a battle that involved more than a handful of opponents at a time, and none of those opponents had been anywhere near this organized — or this deadly.
If we escape, we can regroup somewhere safer and — A hard blow to the back knocked him to the ground again as another horse pounded over him. Giving up all pretense of courage, Tarvic scrambled to his feet once more and fled for the edge of the clearing and the relative safety of the trees beyond. I can’t do anything here. They’re going to slaughter us all!
He was practically there when another rider appeared in front of him, leaning low with sword outstretched. Tarvic almost impaled himself on the blade, raising his shield just in time. He fought back frantically as the man slashed, swinging his weapon again and again. I need my horse! Military training had included nothing about how to fight a mounted enemy from the ground. But Lightning was tethered in the row of makeshift stalls on the far side of the camp, probably prancing restlessly under his blanket and wondering why his rider didn’t come to spur him into battle.
Tarvic didn’t even see the blow that almost killed him. His ears barely registered the thudding of more galloping hooves from behind, nearly drowned out by the rain and the sounds of battle. But the world exploded in light and pain as something struck the back of his head harder than anything had ever hit him before.
He lurched forward, feeling his sword drop from limp fingers. Managing two steps before his legs buckled, he was just conscious enough to recognize the urgent need to crawl. Don’t stop. Don’t stop. Don’t stop. Or they’ll kill you out here. That was the only thought left in his mind as he pulled himself toward the concealing shadows behind the line of tree trunks. And then even that faded, giving way to darkness.
 
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About the Author:
 

 

Annie Douglass Lima spent most of her childhood in Kenya and later graduated from Biola University in Southern California. She and her husband Floyd currently live in Taiwan, where she teaches fifth grade at Morrison Academy. She has been writing poetry, short stories, and novels since her childhood, and to date has published seventeen books (four YA action and adventure novels, five fantasies, a puppet script, six anthologies of her students’ poetry, and a Bible verse coloring and activity book). Besides writing, her hobbies include reading (especially fantasy and science fiction), scrapbooking, and international travel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No matter what she chooses, each choice has a price, and for Allie, it will be paid in death

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018
Illuminous
by
Yolanda Allard
Genre:
YA Paranormal Fantasy
 
Seventeen-year-old
Allie O’Hare’s dreams involve graduating High School, backpacking
around Europe with her best friend Aimee, and getting her crush to
see her as more than a friend; they did not include getting turned
into a werewolf. A werewolf with shining silver eyes who will never
see the age of 18. 

 

 

Allie
learns her Irish temper is no longer her least attractive quality now
that she randomly sprouts fangs and a tail.

 

 

Unsure
of what to do with herself, Allie wants to learn all she can about
her new life sentence. But the more she learns the more everyone,
including new werewolf friends, start looking to her to for
leadership. Facing a stalker and a possible pack war, Allie must find
a way to save those she loves from becoming collateral damage.

 

 

Can
she hold on to her past and put those she loves in danger or will she
stand up, shine from within and accept her path as one very powerful
Were?

 

 

No
matter what she chooses, each choice has a price, and for Allie,
either choice will be paid in death.

 

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Raised
by two sailors who traveled across the U.S.,
Yolanda
Allard

is a Mermaid who seeks out adventure wherever she goes. You can
usually find her kicking butt on some of the most beautiful hikes the
Pacific Northwest has to offer and might even catch a glimpse of her
tail when she takes to the numerous waterfalls she finds along the
way. She likes to drag her devoted husband and flock of four children
on her adventures, hunting wisps, ghosts and all the magic the world
has to offer. Her obsessions include, writing, reading,
weightlifting, hiking and adventuring.
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Red: I’d like to set that story straight. It all began with a girl, a curse, and wolf

Thursday, May 31st, 2018
Red:
A Modern Fairytale Retelling
by
Jessi McPherson
Genre:YA
Fantasy
 
Everyone
has read the tale of Little Red Riding Hood… Such a carefree, naïve
girl who fell victim to the wolf and had to be saved by the Huntsman.
I’d like to set that story straight. It all began with a girl, a
curse, and wolf. We all have a hero inside. All it takes is to
believe. Cara knew the legends of her village but she never thought
she’d become one.
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Hi
all, I’m
Jessi
Mcpherson
.
I live in a small town in Iowa right on the banks of The Mighty
Mississippi. I started writing when I was about 10 years old. Almost
every girl has a journal but I not only had fun stories of the day
but poems and short stories that popped in my head. I love fantasy
and romance novels and read almost daily. I like to find my
inspiration in everyday life. That’s one of my goals is to find one
thing every day that inspires me. I grew up an army brats so I have
traveled to a few places over the years. I have two amazing children
and a very amazing husband. They thankfully put up with crazy work
schedules because being a mom and a writer isn’t enough but I am also
the general manager of Sidelines Sports bar in my home town. No
matter how busy I find time for it all. I do hope you enjoy my books
and I look forward to writing more.

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The town begins to treat them with wariness and suspicion

Sunday, May 27th, 2018
Cursed
Born
of the Blood Book 1
by
Skylar Mckinzie
Genre:
YA Paranormal Fantasy
 
Skye,
Stormy, and Savannah Davidson are no different from the other
residents of Discovery, Massachusetts, or so they think. As their
25th birthday approaches, the town begins to treat them with wariness
and suspicion. Skye begins to believe the triplets are special. Can
they solve the puzzle of their past to save the town from the evil
forces that affect their future?
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Skylar
McKinzie

lives in the small town of Screven, Ga. When she’s not writing,
she’s cooking, baking, reading, and spending time with her family.
She also loves long walks and sitting by the bonfire in October,
which is her favorite month of the year.

 

 

She
writes horror and paranormal romance. She is working on her next
novel due to be released by the end of the year.

 

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