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  • Predicates of Fate - V.A. Hezaran Predicates of Fate - V.A. Hezaran Accidentally thrown into the future by the Temporal Witness Protection Agency, a man arrives in the middle of a robot uprising. It's a race against time to help an unlikely group of renegades against a robot army bent on taking over the galaxy. Will four strangers be able to work together to save the day, or will the robots succeed in wiping out all intelligent life from the cosmos?

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  • School of Deaths - Christopher Mannino School of Deaths - Christopher Mannino Thirteen-year-old Suzie Sarnio always believed the Grim Reaper was a fairy tale image of a skeleton with a scythe. Now, forced to enter the College of Deaths, she finds herself training to bring souls from the Living World to the Hereafter. The task is demanding enough, but as the only female in the all-male College, she quickly becomes a target. Attacked by both classmates and strangers, Suzie is alone in a world where even her teachers want her to fail. Caught in the middle of a plot to overthrow the World of Deaths, Suzie must uncover the reason she's been brought there: the first female Death in a million years.

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  • Castles Burning Keith Wayne McCoy Castles Burning Keith Wayne McCoy Wil Warner is a tormented son tossed about by the waves of both parents. His father is a beautiful but simple father and husband, and his mother is a narcissistic woman obsessed with the art of acquisition and the relentless climb to the top of society. After his father's death, an adult Wil is left to face the ultimate horror of his mother's mental illness.

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  • The Travelers - Keith Wayne McCoy The Travelers - Keith Wayne McCoy In 1947, the Queen Mary transmits a message which is intercepted by extraterrestrial intelligence. This errant radio signal serves as a beacon for a North Atlantic encounter between James and Jess Bennett, a GI and his war bride, and an otherworldly, desperate mother and her two small children. In the present day, Guy Turner, a melancholy, black filmmaker, finds himself at the center of a supernatural mystery after a haunting prelude with the now elderly mother in a corridor aboard the retired liner in Long Beach, California. Standing at the edge of eternity, the old woman and the Bennetts have the complex task of setting certain aspects of the past in order as the doors to their lives are closing. Guy is thrust into an unexpected and unwanted voyage of self-discovery as he is solely enjoined to bring the three together one last time.

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  • Tracks - K.M. Tolan Tracks - K.M. Tolan Ever look out of a train car's window and think the world rushing by isn't yours? Welcome to Hobohemia, where hobo kings vie with rail barons over the value of the human spirit, and steam engines still ply the living rails. Vincent arrives searching for his long lost sister, but quickly finds himself immersed in a battle to stop the Erie Railroad from unleashing a horror that will see the end of hobo jungles and craftsmen alike.

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  • The Fox's Mate - Elaina M. Roberts The Fox's Mate - Elaina M. Roberts The shadows don't lie. Alpha Draike Weatherby has enjoyed many years of peace in his districts. He's made agreements with the various shifter races as well as the Vampire Lord of London to keep crime down and their existence safe from human knowledge. Until now. A loyal gang of nonhuman runaways are systematically losing members. Rat shifters have grown bold, increasing crime in his area and risking their secret. Then there's Olivia. Naked, bleeding, and fleeing a trio of unsavory characters, she runs straight into his arms…and stirs his most protective instincts. As he digs deeper, he discovers an interconnecting web with a single common thread: Olivia. To uncover the truth, he must gain the trust of the terrified woman who entices his fox. But she guards a secret that could destroy or save her.

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  • The Lost Boys of Lampson - P.N. Holland The Lost Boys of Lampson - P.N. Holland Billy's grade 7 year is not at all what he expected. Lampson School is not the same. It is cold and unwelcoming. Worse than that, there is something weird going on—a dark figure in a window, crows attacking him and his best friend Ricky, a strange girl, Amy, who looks like she belongs in the past and his nemesis, Andrew is picking a fight with him. It doesn't seem to matter what he does, the school is out to get him, but why? It's not until the dark figure tries to kill him that he realizes he has to solve the mystery of the missing boys to understand why he is a target. With Amy's help, he might be able to figure it out and stop the evil entity, but with Ricky not wanting to include her and his own self-doubts keeping him from acting, the evil may have already won.

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  • The Stones of Kaldaar - Tameri Etherton The Stones of Kaldaar - Tameri Etherton Some say she's the one of prophecy, that she'll bring balance to the world. Others say she's the destroyer, meant to bring an end to Aelinae. They're both right. Everything Taryn knew was a lie. Her life on Earth, the man she thought was her grandfather, even her age, were all fabrications meant to protect her, to keep her hidden until she could return to her home world. Once on Aelinae, Taryn realizes she has more to fear than the creeping darkness that threatens to suffocate her. Unwilling to become a pawn in the machinations of her scheming family and the world she now calls home, Taryn sets out to learn about her mysterious powers. Reluctantly, she accepts the help of Rhoane, a man who promises to protect her, but whom she's not sure she can trust. As tensions mount and her loved ones are threatened, Taryn must confront an ancient enemy and stop a sinister plan to bring back a banished god. On Aelinae they say there can be no Light without Dark and no darkness without light. If Taryn fails, there will be only Blackness. Absolute. Binding. Without end. Failure is simply not an option.

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  • The Treasure of The Sarah Madder (The Housetrap Chronicles) - R.J. Hore The Treasure of The Sarah Madder (The Housetrap Chronicles) - R.J. Hore Take an order from the Committee of Public Safety he can't refuse and add an expedition made up of an apprentice wizard still wet behind his drooping ears and a teenage elf who just happens to be the favorite niece of a high-ranking CPS agent. With no idea where he is going, what he is looking for, or who is supposed to be trying to stop them, private eyeball Randy is set for a typical trip where things can only go wrong. To make things worse, their cover story is that they are making a film, about butterflies, of all things. Exotic locations, exotic villains, who could ask for anything more to break up the monotony that started out as a typical day at the office? Randy could, if he had the freedom of choice.

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  • Murder in the Rouge Mort (The Housetrap Chronicles) - R.J. Hore Murder in the Rouge Mort (The Housetrap Chronicles) - R.J. Hore There are some people Randy would really rather forget. Faster Frederica is one of them. She has a nasty reputation and a bad habit of playing with very sharp knives. So what is he to do when she appears in his office and insists on hiring him to find her missing brother, Fast Freddy? Only it turns out Faster also needs a bodyguard. Apparently there are some dead bodies lying around, the Committee of Public Safety is looking for her, to chat, as well as an assortment of underworld characters. Randy finds himself caught in the middle of a gang war, and an investigation that leads him into the depths of a dangerous building in search of answers. The usual mayhem ensues.

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  • Race to the Sword of Siera - K.Z. Riman Race to the Sword of Siera - K.Z. Riman A beating heart, choosing nothing for its life but death . . . In the country of Athkandia in the year 2020, Katanya's life's mission has become to protect her blood from spilling so as to keep a demon sealed inside her body. Yet as she fails in her mission when she meets the handsome and vigorous Han, she is brought centuries back into the past, where she learns everything has been nothing but a lie. There never was a mission for her. In fact, she was the mission. In order to draw the Flame Fah Li—her elemental clan's power—out of her body, the two brothers born with her on the same birthing must race to the Sword of Siera, hidden deep in the Kouhan Mountains and use it to take her very life. This has left Katanya, Princess of the Flame Clan, in the middle, choosing between her demigod lover and her mortal lover, and then choosing for herself the best way to die.

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  • Lanyon for Hire 4 - Contagion - John Paulits Lanyon for Hire 4 - Contagion - John Paulits What Lanyon hopes will be a simple trip to transport a prisoner who has been giving the Malcosian government trouble ends up in a deadly game of hide-and-seek after his scout cruiser is forced to crash land by the prisoner's allies. Help comes from two very unlikely sources, but will their help be enough to get Lanyon out of some of the deepest trouble he has yet encountered? In the midst of his own problems, the life of Jophena, Lanyon's 12-year-old Selenian friend, hangs by a thread at the mercy of Tellurians. Can Lanyon hold his own problems at bay long enough to get Jophena to safe ground?

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  • Highland Courage - Ceci Giltenan Highland Courage - Ceci Giltenan Her parents want a betrothal, but Mairead MacKenzie can't get married without revealing her secret, and no man will wed her once he knows. Plain in comparison to her siblings and extremely reserved, Mairead has been called "MacKenzie's Mouse" since she was a child. No one knows the reason for her timidity and she would just as soon keep it that way. When her parents arrange a betrothal to Laird Tadhg Matheson, she is horrified. She only sees one way to prevent an old secret from becoming a new scandal. Tadhg Matheson admires and respects the MacKenzies. While an alliance with them through marriage to Mairead would be in his clan's best interest, he knows Laird MacKenzie seeks a closer alliance with another clan. When Tadhg learns of her terrible shyness and her youngest brother's fears about her, Tadhg offers for her anyway. Secrets always have a way of revealing themselves. With Tadhg's unconditional love, can Mairead find the strength and courage she needs to handle the consequences when they do?

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  • Friends with Benefits - Anne Lange Friends with Benefits - Anne Lange Can sexual exploration lead to three times the bliss? Tyler had no idea his wife Angela's desires so closely matched his own. But when some unguarded pillow talk reveals her fantasy of two men at once, Tyler jumps at the chance to make her happy. Enlisting the help of his best friend Connor, who'd shared some threesome adventures with him in the past, Tyler secretly hopes exploring Angela's fantasies will lead to his own personal desire—a permanent threesome with the two people he loves most in the world. Connor can't believe it when his best friend asks him to seduce his wife. Then he meets Angela, and all the women in his past fade away. With Tyler's blessing, Connor sets out to melt Angela's reserve, and when Tyler joins the party, the three of them set the sheets on fire. Angela is floored when her husband suggests they explore some of her fantasies—things she'd only read about but never in a million years thought she'd actually do. Sandwiched between Tyler and Connor, she's never felt so treasured, so protected, so loved. But the reality proves much more complicated than the fantasy. She loves her husband, but she finds herself falling for his best friend too. That's not normal, is it? What will people think?

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  • Doolie Gogh - Steven Ure Doolie Gogh - Steven Ure Doolie Gogh is your everyday superhero. He can fly, he has super strength, speed and healing. But he also has a huge ego problem. His ego problem is so bad he performs heroics because of the attention he receives. The saving people's lives and stopping criminals is merely a side benefit. The citizens of Tantapolis have grown tired of Doolie and his reputation begins to suffer. In fact, his reputation is so bad that Doolie has to entice a beautiful journalist, Tiff Turner, to spin news stories about to make him look good in the public eye. The supervillains and master criminals in Tantapolis are no competition for Doolie. That is until he meets his equal in Midnight Runner, his arch nemesis. Can Doolie defeat this new threat? And in doing so, save his reputation? Takes the clichés and tropes in superhero comic books and movies and turns them on their head in a fun and subversive way.

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  • Dark Knights - R.J. Hore Dark Knights - R.J. Hore It has happened at last. Queen Nefasti's friends are deserting her on all sides, treachery threatens from inside her own castle, and an invasion led by an old and angry acquaintance is knocking at the very gates to the Kingdom of Vadio. Dark Magic has stirred up things best left alone. Nefasti has been given a final choice, marry The Lord High Protector's son, or suffer dire consequences. All of this threatens to ruin her 16th birthday celebrations, and probably end her life.

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  • Dark Days - R.J Hore Dark Days - R.J Hore Young Queen Nefasti's hold on her throne is tenuous. Her powerful neighbor to the west has declared war, and her other neighbors want something in return for their offered aid, such as her hand in marriage and her kingdom. Assassins lurk in the shadows while handsome suitors try to bribe her with gold and jewels. Her best friend and protector is leaving and one of her favorite ladies-in-waiting is threatening to commit suicide. Could anything else go wrong?
  • Battle Cry - Melissa Snark Battle Cry - Melissa Snark The Norse Fates predict the end of the world: Ragnarök. Jake Barrett's oldest son is murdered by Victoria Storm, his ally's daughter. While an ancient vampire plots their destruction, hunters and wolves go to war. Determined to avenge his son, Jake seeks to uncover the truth. Jake's second son harbors a deadly secret that threatens the ceasefire, and the Fates predict Victoria will betray Odin to save her unborn child. If the embittered rivalry doesn't end fast, both sides lose to destiny.

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  • A Dying Fall - John Paulits A Dying Fall - John Paulits When the AWB Theatre troupe accepts an invitation to perform on the tropical island of Illyria, they get more than they bargained for. Sudden death. Mark Louis, company member and amateur detective, suspects murder. The actors, however, must return home to New York, forcing Mark to conduct his investigation a thousand miles from the crime.

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  • Lanyon for Hire 3 - Vengeance - John Paulits Lanyon for Hire 3 - Vengeance - John Paulits Follow Lanyon as he attacks a planet-wide drug ring; joins up with his twelve-year-old Selenian friend Jophena to rescue a team of scientists from Tellurian marauders; and seeks vengeance on those responsible for the death of Honna, his Malcosian lover.

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