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Title: The Lost Son
Series: The Zargothian Saga #1
Author: Aidan Lucid
Genre: Young Adult Epic Fantasy
Release Date: October 20, 2022
A Magic Coin. A Hidden World. An Incredible Adventure!

When Henry Simmons unearths a coin with mysterious powers, it’s clear that his life is soon to change . . . but not how he expects. After using the charm to woo Tracey Maxwell, Henry finds himself launched to another dimension – a world in which the human race is mercilessly hunted down by creatures called Sadarkians. This hellish realm, Zargothia, could scarcely be less safe.

Transported together, Henry and Tracey meet two mysterious strangers and a garrulous cat. Pressing forward, they learn that they’ve been charged with saving the people of Zargothia, but freeing King Argoth along with his people means facing ruthless overlords and almost certain death.

Vastly outnumbered, can Henry and his fated friends surmount the odds? In such a realm of wicked magic, danger lurks at every turn . . . and nothing is what it seems.
 

Chapter One
November 5th, 1945
Many thousands of feet above the Bermuda Triangle, the TBF Avenger disturbed the blue sky’s silence. Captain Edward Johnson, aged forty, and his friend, Sergeant Conor MacCall, thirty-seven, crewed the dark-blue Torpedo bomber. They flew without a bombardier because they did not expect any action. This was a routine patrol for the naval air station in Fort Lauderdale, near Miami.
“It’s a good morning for flying. The one thing I haven’t missed these last two years is the miserable weather back home,” said Conor in his strong Glaswegian accent.
“I agree with you on that one,” Edward replied in his Oxford drawl, his brown eyes surveying the area around him. He had dark-blond hair and a blond moustache.
Sitting in the rear of the plane, controlling the turret gun and radio, Conor pushed back his carroty hair and turned his green eyes towards Edward.
“Do you ever think about home?” Conor asked.
“All the time,” Edward said with a slight trace of loneliness.
“What do you miss the most?” Conor pressed further.
Edward thought for a moment before answering. “I miss my parents. Every Sunday, Sandra and I would take the kids and visit my folks, staying for a few hours. Sandra loved my mother’s baking. Mum always fussed over the children.”
“I suppose you miss her baking too, sir, eh?” Conor chuckled as he asked this.
“Well, I suppose I do. But there’re better opportunities over here, so we had no choice but to move.”
“Aye, I’ll second that. I miss meeting the lads on a Saturday for a wee game of footie and then the few pints after. I’ll tell you this much, one thing I don’t miss is shooting down Germans over London.”
“True, true,” Edward agreed.
He scanned the area once more, satisfied that there was no present danger.
“I suppose we’ll head back,” Edward said. “Radio the station to all-clear the area.”
“Aye, sir. I’ll get right on it.”
Twenty minutes from base, a brilliant white light exploded out of nowhere, engulfing the sky as far as they could see. Sound burst around them, ricocheting with memories of bombing raids, flak and fire, the uncertainty of survival, deafness isolating each man in his real and recalled fear, never knowing if they would make it back. The light intensified, burning their retinas.
Shielding their eyes didn’t help much.
As suddenly as it arrived, the light disappeared.
“What in blazes just happened?” Conor said, blinking.
“Your guess is as good as mine,” Edward replied.
Both Conor and Edward’s headphones suddenly burst with static as they received a transmission from base.
“Fort Lauderdale to FT-4, do you read me?”
“This is Fox Tare Four to Fort Lauderdale; we read you loud and clear. What’s the problem? Over,” Conor replied.
“You got two unidentified bogies closing in on your position. Three o’clock.”
Conor shook away the last of the retina burn and looked again. With a second glance, he saw them approaching.
“Roger that, Lauderdale. Bogies spotted. FT-4, out.” His headphones crackled as Lauderdale was cut off.
“Sir, I know this may sound strange,” he said, turning to Edward, “but they don’t seem to be planes coming towards us.”
“Of course they are. What else can they be?”
Conor shut his eyes and squinted, focusing harder. As he looked again, he became slack-jawed.
“I think they’re …” He swallowed the unreality of the thought. “They’re … black dragons. And there’s someone riding them.”
“This is no time for jokes,” Edward barked.
“I’m not joking. They’re gaining on us. Break left!”
“Don’t be daft. There’s no such—” Edward stopped as he, too, saw what Conor had seen.
“My God!” he exclaimed in awe. “Bloody hell, how’s this even possible?”
Edward snapped out of his momentary, shock-induced paralysis. “Hold on!”
The TBF Avenger swooped down. The dragon followed. Opening its large mouth, it belched fire and narrowly missed the TBF Avenger’s tail.
Aidan Lucid began writing in 2002 after having a spiritual experience. Since then, his works have appeared in national and international poetry anthologies, magazines and e-zines. Lucid first began working on The Zargothian Saga trilogy while recovering from a horrific accident in 2005.

Aidan released The Scavenger — a horror novella — in January 2021. The first book in the Hopps Town series, it received many positive reviews. He followed that up with Unlucky Charm in January 2022. Book three of the series, Dark Secrets, will be released in February 2023.

Mr Lucid is working on more sequels to The Zargpthian Saga.

In his spare time he likes to meditate/pray, listen to music and go to the movies with his wife, Claire.
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Title: To Be a Fae Queen
Author: Tricia Copeland
Genre: YA Fantasy/Fairies
Editor: Jo Michaels, Indie Books Gone Wild
Cover Designer: Elanor Lloyd-Jones, Shower of Schmidt Designs
Publication Date: March 26th, 2021
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s Reviews & PR

Blurb:

To Be a Fae Queen

 

The last of her line, a faerie princess prepares to take the throne. But multiple forces plot against her, some trusted friends…

 

After losing her brothers Titania trained and studied to rule Aubren. But she hadn’t planned on becoming Queen at fifteen. Now with her reign challenged from within the castle walls she must decide what is best for her country. Should another rule in her stead? Or has fate led her to this moment?

Only she can decide a path that becomes littered with choices. Should she marry to shore up her reign? Will naming a successor be enough? And what of the creatures of the deep and a tale of one who can end all evil? Faced with a decision of aiding beings of Upper Earth she must weigh whether to follow her gut or side with tradition.

Can Titania trust that her inner power will be enough to stop the looming evil? Or is she damning them all to a life of darkness?

To Be a Fae Queen is a magical journey into the realm of Middle Earth. If you like fearless heroines you’ll love Tricia Copeland’s tantalizing fantasy.

Get To Be a Fae Queen to descend into a new world today!

Tricia believes in finding magic. She thinks magic infuses every aspect of our lives, whether it is the magic of falling in love, discovering a new passion, a beautiful sunset, or a book that transports us to another world. An avid runner and Georgia native, Tricia now lives with her family and four-legged friends in Colorado. Find all her titles from contemporary romance and fantasy, to dystopian fiction at www.triciacopeland.com.

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I Gave You My Heart

A YA/NA Sweet Romance Christmas Collection

A Multi Author Anthology

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 This Christmas join the authors of I Gave You My Heart for young and new adult short stories in a limited-edition anthology. Small towns, big cities, competitions, vacations, and so much more. Let the magic of the season warm your heart with these reunions, second chances, and sweet and clean romances.


Participating Authors:

Red Beret by USA Today Bestselling Author Katherine Moore

Merry Band of Freeloaders by USA Today Bestselling Author Lorah Jaiyn

Scouting Our Love by Audrey Rich

Serenading Santa by C. Wallace

Giving Class by Diana Dawn

Sweet Candy Kisses by Cedar Rose

Emma’s Three Christmas Wishes by Elena Shelest

Back to December by Megan Grooms

Small Town Problems by Pamela Gail

Hometown Christmas by RK Phillips

The Promise of Snow by Sarina Langer

Kissing Rudolph by September North

Christmas in Winslow by Sofia Ann Hoffman

Someone Special by Susanne Ash

A Game of Chess by Vic Quest

Friends Ignited by Whitney Gayle

A Whiskey Run Christmas by Zoey Drake

 

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Title: Gravebriar
Author: Casey L. Bond
Genre: YA Epic Fantasy
Editor: Stacy Sanford/ The Girl with the Red Pen
Proofread by: Kendra’s Editing and Book Services
Blurb by: The Blurb Doctor
Cover Designer: Melissa Stevens/ The Illustrated Author Design Services
Publication Date: March 19th, 2021
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:
Sometimes witches hunt their own…

Someone knows my secret and they’re wielding it as the weapon of my execution. I stand accused of poisoning my Gravebriar coven mate. To my fatal regret, I can’t prove my innocence without revealing the truth I’ve long kept hidden: while every other Gravebriar witch are green witches and healers, my magic lies in poisons.

There is one witch who believes me – the same boy who was sent to kill me with instructions to pluck the briars that sprouted from my grave – the only cure for a Gravebriar witch. Forge Silverthorn will be my undoing… or my salvation.

He claims there is a malicious plot vining through the witch town of Cauldron that threatens to tighten around my throat in a deadly noose. Promising I can escape by seeking the help of a banished witch who hides our kind in plain sight, he leads me to a dark circus full of witches.

The ringmaster will only help us if we agree to join his circus of uncanny tricks and diabolical feats for two nights only, using our magic to thrill his patrons. In exchange for our participation under the big top, he’ll divulge the information I need to save my coven mate and clear my name.

But when dark secrets emerge from the shadows of this promised sanctuary, I’m forced to decide if I can truly trust anyone, especially Forge… my would-be executioner, my coven’s sworn enemy, and my could-be love.   

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Casey Bond lives on a rural farm in West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. She writes phoenixes – gloriously flawed and morally gray characters that fiercely rise from the ashes of their circumstances. World building is one of her favorite hobbies, along with stamping metal jewelry, swimming, and enjoying the beauty of nature. She thinks thunderstorms are better than coffee and that watching a meteor shower is the closest thing to magic you might ever see. She’s a firm believer that every amazing book needs a world you want to wrap yourself in, a character you want to win, and a love you would fight for.

 

Casey is the award-winning author of When Wishes Bleed, Gravebriar, and House of Eclipses.

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Title: Guarding Eden
Author: Cameo Renae
Genre: YA Fantasy
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Blurb:

Tucked away at an upscale, private boarding school in Brindle Hollow, Washington, 17-year-old Eden East comes face to face with a hideous creature on her walk back to her dorm. Shaken to her core, she’s left questioning the world around her, and soon finds herself entering a friendship with a hot, new student named Alexander.

 

Little does she know, Alex is a Guardian Angel, sent from Midway to protect her from those dangerous creatures – known as Darkling – lurking in the forest outside Brindle Hall. It isn’t long before Alex learns this is no ordinary assignment. Eden’s existence holds a secret; something hidden from even herself.

 

Eden is thrust into a world where Fallen angels and creatures of the Underworld will stop at nothing to catch her. With Alex at her side and a little help from some of his old friends, they form a formidable front against the enemy.

 

Hopefully, it’s not too little, too late.

 

Guarding Eden is a Hidden Wings spin-off series, but you don’t have to read the Hidden Wings Series to enjoy the Midway Trilogy.

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Cameo Renae, was born in San Francisco, raised in Maui, Hawaii, and now resides with her husband and children in Las Vegas.
She’s a daydreamer, caffeine and peppermint addict, who loves to laugh, and loves to read to escape reality.
One of her greatest joys is creating fantasy worlds filled with adventure and romance and sharing it with others. It is the love of her family and amazing support of her fans that keeps her going.
One day she hopes to find her own magic wardrobe and ride away on her magical unicorn. Until then…she’ll keep writing!

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I Gave You My Heart

A YA/NA Sweet Romance Christmas Collection

A Multi Author Anthology

Hosted by DS Book Promotions


Amazon, Apple, Kobo, Nook:


 This Christmas join the authors of I Gave You My Heart for young and new adult short stories in a limited-edition anthology. Small towns, big cities, competitions, vacations, and so much more. Let the magic of the season warm your heart with these reunions, second chances, and sweet and clean romances.

 

Participating Authors:

Red Beret by USA Today Bestselling Author Katherine Moore

Merry Band of Freeloaders by USA Today Bestselling Author Lorah Jaiyn

Scouting Our Love by Audrey Rich

Serenading Santa by C. Wallace

Giving Class by Diana Dawn

Sweet Candy Kisses by Cedar Rose

Emma’s Three Christmas Wishes by Elena Shelest

Back to December by Megan Grooms

Small Town Problems by Pamela Gail

Hometown Christmas by RK Phillips

The Promise of Snow by Sarina Langer

Kissing Rudolph by September North

Christmas in Winslow by Sofia Ann Hoffman

Someone Special by Susanne Ash

A Game of Chess by Vic Quest

Friends Ignited by Whitney Gayle

A Whiskey Run Christmas by Zoey Drake

 

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Title: The Chronicles of Fire and Ice: 10 Year Anniversary Edition
Author: L.L. Hunter
Genre: YA Fantasy
Cover Designer: Emily Wittig
Publication Date: Oct. 31st, 2022
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Blurb:

The first book in the Bestselling Legend of the Archangel series by L.L. Hunter has been re-released in a special edition to celebrate the 10-year anniversary. See where the magical YA fantasy saga all began.

 

“Why I love YA fiction!”

 

“A very bittersweet tale of love loss lust and the pursuit of power…

Spend time in a world of wings and bruised hearts…

Well worth a read.”

 

“Brilliant story. Unique. Storylines keeps you hooked.”

 

 

Archangels are extinct and the world is inhabited by a half-human/half-angel race called Nephilim. But one Archangel remains – a child born of fire known as The Legend.

 

21-year-old Nephilim Scarlett Porter is starting her Angel training at the infamous Blackbell Academy, so she doesn’t have time to worry about dreams of mysterious dark angels.

 

The last thing she expected was her dream angel to be Dyston Blackbell, or that finding her was part of his mission – one Dyston is prepared to fail to keep Scarlett safe.

 

Danger is closer to Dyston and Scarlett than they realize.

 

War is brewing, led by The Lucifites, and they need The Legend to carry out their plans.

 

With the help of their friends, the two must find the Lucifites’s leader, and stop his plans for destruction.

 

But will Dyston and Scarlett’s love survive?

 

How far will Scarlett go to save those she loves most?

L.L. Hunter is the bestselling author of over 50 published works, including The Nephilim Universe and The Summervale Series. She has studied and worked in a range of professions, including dog grooming, forensic science, and the dramatic arts, but has always known her true calling was to be an author. When not working on her next novel, she can be found at home in Australia, reading somewhere comfortable with her fur babies, drinking wine, or watching true crime documentaries. Follow her on Facebook (facebook.com/llhunterbooks), Twitter @llhunterbooks, Instagram @llhunter and her website https://www.llhunterbooks.com
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 Title: Where Skies Fall
Series: Where Oceans Burn Duology
Author: Casey L. Bond
Genre: Upper YA Epic Fantasy/Romance
Editor: Stacy Sanford/ The Girl with the Red Pen
Cover Designer: Melissa Stevens/ The Illustrated Author Design Services
Blurb: The Blurb Doctor
Publication Date: Jan. 13th, 2023
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:
Where Skies Fall is the scorching sequel of Where Oceans Burn and the final book of this epic, enemies-to-lovers romance set in a world where the people of the sea constantly battles those of the sky and a couple who might change the tide for both kingdoms – if they can survive long enough.

With these three tenets, we will live. With these three, we will fight.

Bravery. Breath. Brine.

Neera, Goddess of the Sky, claims the war will end in the place where oceans burn. God of the Sea, Talay, believes it to be in the place where skies fall. Yet battles unlike any our people have fought before still wait to be waged. Like it or not, Crest and I find ourselves caught in the middle.

He is The Shark, leader of the Guardians of the ocean. Sworn to protect everything in the salty sea below, his people stake claim to the Isle of Kehlani. As The Scourge of the Sky, I was once his mortal enemy. But he and his people took me in and showed me I’m worth more than the power surging through my veins. For the first time, I feel the sky might not be where I belong.

The great goddess Neera’s scale has tipped out of my favor. Now, losing the feathers in my wings is the least of my worries. It will take every ounce of my cunning and skills to rip myself from the grip of a cruel goddess who would see me cowed and caged. Talay has claimed me for his own, and for that, I am grateful. When the sky descends, thirsty for blood, I will fight. For those I love. For the life I crave. And for him… For him, I will sink the kingdom of the sky. I will drag Empyrean into the depths and delight in watching it drown.

Tropes – Enemies to Lovers

                Forced Proximity

                Found Family

                Revenge/Redemption

                Guardian/Protector

                Stabby to Steamy

Casey Bond lives on a rural farm in West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. She writes phoenixes – gloriously flawed and morally gray characters that fiercely rise from the ashes of their circumstances. World building is one of her favorite hobbies, along with stamping metal jewelry, swimming, and enjoying the beauty of nature. She thinks thunderstorms are better than coffee and that watching a meteor shower is the closest thing to magic you might ever see. She’s a firm believer that every amazing book needs a world you want to wrap yourself in, a character you want to win, and a love you would fight for.

Casey is the award-winning author of When Wishes Bleed, Gravebriar, and House of Eclipses.

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Title: Kingdom of the Damned
Author: Tricia Copeland
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher: True Bird Publishing LLC
Editor: Jo Michaels, Indie Books Gone Wild
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s Reviews & PR

Blurb:

Witches set her hopes and dreams ablaze. Can she fight fire with love?

France, 1557. Vampire Anne Scott feels helpless within the divided magical community. As a child, she witnessed her family burned by witches disguised as religious zealots. So after losing a lover to the supernatural schism years later, she turns her thirst for revenge into a vow for peace.

Traveling the globe for centuries, Anne befriends allies and battles immortal enemies in a fight for unification. Only one immortal man has the power to mend her broken heart and end the carnage. But she hasn’t seen him for 200 years…

Can Anne bring the warring worlds together, or will her vision die alongside her?

Kingdom of the Damned is the captivating YA urban fantasy prequel to the thrilling Kingdom Journals Series. If you like paranormal combat, epic quests, and determined heroines, then you’ll love Tricia Copeland’s enthralling period adventure.

Buy Kingdom of the Damned to take a powerful stand for never-ending love today!

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An avid runner and Georgia native, Tricia now lives with her family and four-legged friends in Colorado. She believes that magic infuses every aspect of our lives, whether it is the magic of falling in love, discovering a new passion, a beautiful sunset, or a book that transports us to another world. You can find all her titles from contemporary romance and fantasy, to dystopian fiction at www.triciacopeland.com.
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Title: Wicked Prince
Series: Dark Falls Academy Book Two
Author: Anya J. Cosgrove
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Release Date: October 13, 2022

“… engaging and full of suspense and action.” ★★★★★ GR Review


“Love the mysteries and intrigue. This is an excellent series.” ★★★★★ GR Review

𝐍𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐚 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐥 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚 𝐅𝐚𝐞, 𝐲𝐨𝐮’𝐥𝐥 𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐮𝐩 𝐨𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐤𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐬…
𝐈 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧. 𝐈 𝐦𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐚 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐥 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐅𝐚𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐠𝐮𝐞𝐬 𝐃𝐚𝐫𝐤 𝐅𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞.
Cole Desirys now thinks he owns me, his psycho best friend hates me, and I loathe myself for the foolish promise I made.
From what I understand, breaking the terms of our agreement could have me killed, shunned, or turned into a slave of some kind. I’m still fuzzy on the details.
𝐈 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫 𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐡𝐢𝐦.
𝐈 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐟 𝐢𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐬 𝐦𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨𝐨.
𝘍𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘢𝘳𝘬 𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘦’𝘴 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘶𝘯𝘤𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘳𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘵𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘳𝘶𝘯 𝘥𝘦𝘦𝘱 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘤𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘮𝘺. 𝘋𝘢𝘳𝘬 𝘍𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘴 𝘈𝘤𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘮𝘺 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘮𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘴𝘺 𝘳𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘧𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘥𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴, 𝘩𝘰𝘵 𝘮𝘦𝘯. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘭𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘴.

Anya J Cosgrove lives in Québec with her husband, her beautiful son, and two mischievous cats. She works as a veterinarian by day. She’s a travel and Disney junkie and is passionate about her favorite paranormal series.

What would Buffy do? Kick ass!

 
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