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Title: The Key
Author: Jennifer Anne Davis
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher: Reign Publishing
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Fans of RED QUEEN and FALLING KINGDOMS will devour this action-packed fantasy series filled with romance and political intrigue. 

Seventeen-year-old Rema lives in a brutal kingdom where travel between regions is forbidden, people are starving, and looking at someone the wrong way can mean death. Nineteen-year-old Darmik is the king’s son and Commander of the King’s Army. He spends his days roaming the island, doing his father’s bidding and trying to maintain control over the people. 

When a chance encounter throws Rema and Darmik together, they share an instantaneous connection, but any sort of relationship between them is strictly forbidden. Darmik’s brother, the Crown Prince, notices Darmik’s interest in Rema and, in a calculated, political move, blackmails her. Faced with an impossible choice, Rema is forced to sacrifice her heart in order to save her family. 

As Rema is taken to the palace with the Crown Prince, Darmik confronts the growing rumor that a legitimate blood heir to the throne exists and is trying to overthrow Darmik’s family. In Darmik’s quest to hunt down and kill the threat, he discovers that nothing is as it seems. Locked in the king’s castle, Rema finds herself a key player in a massive power struggle. When Darmik shows up, she’s not sure if she can trust him. The line between friends, enemies, and loyalty becomes blurred. As truths are unlocked, Rema understands that she just might be the key to finding the rightful heir and restoring peace to the kingdom . . . if she can manage to stay alive long enough.

Jennifer Anne Davis graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in English and a teaching credential. She is currently a full-time writer and mother of three kids, one Weimaraner, and one German Shorthaired Pointer. She is happily married to her high school sweetheart and lives in the San Diego area.

Jennifer is the recipient of the San Diego Book Awards Best Published Young Adult Novel (2013), winner of the Kindle Book Awards (2018), a finalist in the USA Best Book Awards (2014), and a finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards (2014).

Publishers Marketplace listed Jennifer as one of the best-selling indie authors in June 2017. She has also been ranked among the top 100 best-selling authors on Amazon.

The True Reign and Reign of Secrets series have sold over half a million copies.

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Gabriel Daylesford thought he had escaped a fate worse than death after the battle with Lucifer and his demons.

Gabriel knows this won’t be easy.

He always knew he was fated for something much bigger than himself. He just doesn’t know what that is yet.

 

The third collection in the Nephilim Universe. Includes all 3 books in the Angels of London series.

 

Other collections include:

The Legend of the Archangel Series

The Eden Chronicles

The Ebony Angel series (coming soon to boxed set)

L.L. Hunter is the author of over 20 published works, including The Legend of the Archangel Series and The Garden of Eden. She has studied everything from veterinary nursing, forensic science, and dramatic arts, but has always known her true calling was to be an author. 

She has been writing since her teens – everything from fan fiction, to song lyrics, to plays and musicals. When not working on her next paranormal romance, she can be found at home in Australia, reading somewhere comfortable with one or both of her “fur babies.” Follow her on Facebook, Twitter @llhunterbooks, and her blog – http://llhunter.blogspot.com.au.
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Title: The Forsaken: Wraith
Author: Martin Ferguson
Genre: YA Fantasy
Cover Designer: Jacqueline Sweet
Editor: Karen Sanders
Publication Date: June 30th, 2021
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In one night of snow and blood, Alena Athscar lost her family, her home and her name. Raised in secret and trained by the Guild of thieves and assassins, the lost girl returns to the world as Slayer, a hunter of monsters. But it is not just beasts and demons she must face. 

The sorcerers of the Sacred hold dominion over the realms of Centuros, forcibly inducting any they chose and punishing all who deny them. They are Slayer’s new employer, yet she possesses the very thing they seek and will stop at nothing to claim.

Martin Ferguson is a UK based author, a keen runner and father to two crazy, unstoppable children.

Martin’s debut series, Relic Hunters, is a Young Adult adventure series, drawing on the myths and legends of different time periods and blending them with thrill-seeking action in the modern age.

Martin’s most recent work is the Young Adult fantasy series The Forsaken, set in the collaborative world of the Hidden Realms, writing alongside NY Times best selling authors.

 

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‘The elf, wolf, and highborn,’ the Guildmaster said. ‘With a Wraith at their lead.’

 

‘And the favour of a sorcerer of the Sacred, don’t forget,’ she said, with Jakseyth’s letter still in hand.

 

‘Quite the assortment,’ he said with pride. ‘You will have to think up a name for your group.’

 

‘The Sacred, they are the highest order in our land, correct?’ she asked.

 

‘Very much so,’ he replied begrudgingly.

 

‘We are the opposite,’ she said with arrowhead pendant in hand. ‘Shunned, orphaned, cursed, unwanted, and indebted, forsaken and nameless…’

 

‘The Forsaken, led by the Wraith,’ Brevik decided. 

 

‘I like that,’ she said with a smile. 

 

‘TO WRAITH,’ Brevik declared with a raised tankard. ‘LEADER OF THE FORSAKEN.’

 

‘TO WRAITH,’ the Coin cheered as one, Raven, Fenrix, and Quinlan among them.

 

Fate and the Gods have decided my path, Wraith thought as the applause continued, and so begins my legend.

Title: Cruel Summer
Author: L.L. Hunter
Genre: YA Contemporary Romantic Suspense, Mystery
Cover Designer: Emily Wittig
Publication Date: Sept. 30th, 2021
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Blurb:

Over the summer, Stacey Miller lost her innocence.

But it’s not how people think.

The pastor’s step- daughter has a dark secret, one she’d rather keep hidden forever.

But when recent events force her to open up and tell Darcie, her best friend, the truth, Stacey knows she can’t run or hide.

Besides that, there is still a killer on the loose, and Darcie might be next.

They’ll do anything to keep the town, and Darcie, from uncovering the truth.

 

The thrilling third instalment of the Summervale series.

L.L. Hunter is the author of over 20 published works, including The Legend of the Archangel Series and The Garden of Eden. She has studied everything from veterinary nursing, forensic science, and dramatic arts, but has always known her true calling was to be an author. 

She has been writing since her teens – everything from fan fiction, to song lyrics, to plays and musicals. When not working on her next paranormal romance, she can be found at home in Australia, reading somewhere comfortable with one or both of her “fur babies.” Follow her on Facebook, Twitter @llhunterbooks, and her blog – http://llhunter.blogspot.com.au.
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Title: Pirate Academy (Vampire and Gods, 2)
Author: Eva Pohler
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Cover Designer: B Rose Designz
Editor: Kathy Eccleston
Publication Date: May 23rd. 2021
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Blurb:

If you can’t beat them, join them. 

After learning the truth behind the vampire pirates swarming the Mediterranean Sea, the young gods and demigods join forces with the vampires in the fight against corruption. 

But first, they must learn to be pirates. According to one of their leaders, Delphine, it’s a dangerous art form that any can learn but not all can survive. 

Delphine also says there’s no room for both love and war. And there’s a war going on. 

If you like enemies-to-lovers romance and heart-breaking love triangles combined with fast-paced, high-stakes action, then this series is for you. 

Praise for book one, The Marcella II (which is currently 99 cents and can be found here https://www.evapohler.com/pirate-academy): 

“Vampires and Greek Mythology combined in one fabulous adventure!”–Brie Strauss, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★ 

“I absolutely cannot wait for more Adventures. I tried not to read so fast but honestly I couldn’t be patient. This book blew me away and I honestly just need more.”–Southernmermaid85, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★ 

“Must read!! Anything this author writes is amazing to read. It’s what got me into loving anything about the greek gods! And her vampire series is so interesting as well! This book combines both and draws you in!!”–Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★ 

“Everything I’ve come to love and expect from Eva’s book, was to be found in this latest episode, constant drama, intrigue and adventure, not forgetting the romance. Can’t wait for more!”–Traceyann, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★ 

“I really liked the new characters that were introduced in this book. The story was interesting and had a lot of twists and turns.”–Kathy E, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★

“Eva knows how to write a good story. I couldn’t read this fast enough.” ★★★★★ –Terra, Goodreads Reviewer 

What an amazing story it is, this is the first book in the series and it definitely took me by storm because of the unique concept and theme. The story is a perfect blend of fantasy with action and thrill. Eva is definitely a master storyteller who doesn’t let her readers down no matter what.” ★★★★ –Rutuja Ramteke, Amazon Reviewer 

“Love it! Amazing read as always. Very well written. Can’t wait for the next one.” ★★★★★ –Tonya Edmonds, Goodreads Reviewer

Eva Pohler is a USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels in multiple genres, including mysteries, thrillers, and young adult paranormal romance based on Greek mythology. Her books have been described as “addictive” and “sure to thrill”–Kirkus Reviews.

 

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“You and Taavi create the distraction,” Alastair said to her. “Fight or kiss—your choice. And Hestie, you be the thief this time.” 

Gertie clenched her fists. If she screwed this up, it wouldn’t help Hestie’s opinion of her. No pressure. 

She glanced at the captain, who seemed amused by the pirate training as he enjoyed his beer. 

He lifted his mug and said, “Good luck.” 

“When will it be the captain’s turn?” Gertie asked Taavi. 

“Never,” Prometheus said. “Never, ever, ever will I go by the name of pirate, no matter the cause. But cheers to you.” He lifted his mug again. 

Their group had moved down the plaza from The Black Pearl to The Galley Bar and Restaurant, so they could work on new targets without arousing suspicion. Their newest target was a middle-aged woman sitting alone at a table across the street, where she sipped from a glass of wine and gazed at the dark, shimmering sea. 

Follow my lead, Taavi said to Gertie with a wink as he took her by the hand. 

For a split second, he reminded her of Jeno. 

As they crossed the street together, Gertie said, “I like your new clothes.” 

“Thanks.” 

He was wearing a gray t-shirt with a black leather vest and black jeans. 

Taavi stopped near the deck, not far from where the target was sitting, and stood close to Gertie. His body was long and lean, and he took Gertie into his arms and gazed down at her with his golden eyes from beneath dark, thick brows. His dark, wavy hair blew in the wind. She had her hair tied in a ponytail at the nape of her neck. When Taavi smiled, a single dimple appeared in his left cheek. 

I am going to kiss you, okay? Then you slap me and call me a terrible name. Pretend you do not appreciate my advances. He winked again. Of course, you and I know otherwise. 

Gertie chuckled. This should be fun. 

Gingerly, Taavi caressed her bottom lip with his. Then he pressed his mouth firmly against hers as he pulled her into a tighter embrace. Gertie lost herself. She hadn’t been kissed like this, with so much longing and so much hunger, in such a long time. Part of her knew that Taavi was acting, but another part of her hoped that he wasn’t. 

Still dazed moments after the kissing had stopped, Gertie looked up at Taavi, bewildered. Where she had previously been drawn to him by the prospect of his bite, she was finding herself longing for more. 

He grinned. Any moment now, you can slap me. 

“Oh,” she whispered, snapping out of it. 

Remember to be dramatic, he added. 

“Um, okay.” 

He lunged for her again, his mouth covering hers. Her body shivered with pleasure. She didn’t want it to end. 

He pulled away, laughing. “Gertie! Concentrate!” 

She slapped his cheek so hard that it stung her hand. “Leave me alone!” 

Taavi took a step back, looking shocked by the blow. 

“How dare you!” Gertie added. “You, you…” she couldn’t think of a bad name to call him. 

He pulled her toward him, and she tried to fight him off, but when he pressed his lips against hers again and circled his arms around her waist, she kissed back. Before she knew it, she had grabbed fistfuls of his hair. 

The others are watching, he said. 

Again, she snapped out of it and slapped his cheek. She glanced at the target and noticed the woman was walking away from her table, her purse in hand, and leaving the bar altogether. 

“Did Hestie have a chance to…”  

“No,” Taavi said.

Title: Reaper
Author: Apryl Baker
Genre: YA Paranormal
Cover Designer: Deranged Doctor Design
Publisher: Limitless Publishing, LLC
Publication Date: June 1st, 2021
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Blurb:
Ella Grace Banks—I’m an Army brat, so I’m numb to being yanked out of school and moving no matter the time of year. Dad doesn’t care that we were only about a month from finishing school, that it’s my baby sister’s freshman year in high school. Why would he, though? He cares more about the stupid military than he does us. 

That’s how we ended up in Jacob’s Fork, West Virginia. 

My very first day, I was the victim of a hit and run accident that left me in a coma where there’s nothing but dark scary things. 

The reality waiting for me when I wake up is even scarier—I’m told I’m a living reaper who will forever see ghosts, and it’s my job to help them move on from the world of the living. I mean, this is not me. I’m the girl who’d rather run around in sweats, a t-shirt, and flip flops with a book in my hand than try to convince ghosts they need to cross over. 

And then there’s Eli. He’s my Guardian Angel, apparently. His job is to protect me, and that means maybe even from my dad, whose military unit kidnaps supernatural creatures and studies them.  

But can anyone actually protect me from a world of spooks and the people trying to harm us?

I guess that’s what we’re about to find out.

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So who am I?

Well, I’m the crazy girl with an imagination that never shuts up. I LOVE scary movies. My friends laugh at me when I scare myself watching them and tell me to stop watching them, but who doesn’t love to get scared? I grew up in a small town nestled in the southern mountains of West Virginia where I spent days roaming around in the woods, climbing trees, and causing general mayhem. Nights I would stay up reading Nancy Drew by flashlight under the covers until my parents yelled at me to go to sleep.

Now, I live in a small town in West Virginia where I entertain my niece and nephew and watch the cats get teased by the birds and laugh myself silly when they swoop down and then dive back up just out of reach. The cats start yelling something fierce…lol.

I love books, I love writing books, and I love entertaining people with my silly stories.

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Enough

Author: Susan Horsnell

Publication Date: 29 April 2021

Genre: Young Adult Short Story

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Rebecca had been bullied for most of her school life.
Now her father had been promoted in his job, they had relocated to a new area.
A new school.
A chance for a new beginning.
But was it?
How will Rebecca respond when she’s finally had ENOUGH?

Originally published as Dear Diary. Has been updated.

Parental Guidance is recommended due to subject matter.

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Title: The Savage Hunt
Author: Christy Sloat
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy
Publication Date: April 29th, 2021
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Amon has seen it all in the thousands of years he’s walked this earth.  As a demon, he’s only ever wanted to live and feed unnoticed. But his need for blood always brought trouble. Finally, he’s devised a foolproof plan to meet his needs and the needs of monsters like him. With the help of his demon son, a bloodthirsty vampire, a dark witch, and two very feral sirens, they will hunt humans who have sinned in the vilest ways. This savage hunt will not only feed them but deliver revenge the humans so desire. His flawless plan won’t ever shatter. He’d bet his existence on it.

Christy Sloat resides in New Jersey with her husband, two daughters, and her Chihuahua, Sophie. Christy has embraced the love of reading and writing since her youth and was inspired by her grandmother’s loving support. She loves adventurous journeys with her friends and can be known to get lost inside a bookstore.

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Title: Girl Crush
Author: Rori K. Pierce
Genre: LGBT YA Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Molly Phipps with We Got You Covered Book Design
Illustrations by: Go Beyond Rules
Publication Date: May 25th, 2021
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Transferring to a new school isn’t nearly as terrifying for Cori as learning the boy she’s been crushing on is actually a girl. 

Cori Wright’s entire world is falling apart. Forced to move right before her senior year, the only connection to her new school is a phone number and a name: Jesse Howell. Their friendship blossoms through text messages leading up until the first day of school when Cori makes a shocking realization. 

Jesse isn’t who she thought she was. 

Overwhelmed by feelings she never imagined having, Cori must decide: follow her heart and go against everything she’s ever known or play it safe and deny herself happiness.

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Rori K. Pierce was born and raised in central Alabama, but she has always had a passion for traveling and experiencing other cultures. When she isn’t writing, she is managing two home-based businesses and spending time with her three children.

Growing up, Rori found herself constantly immersed in YA fantasy books like The Mortal Instruments and Percy Jackson. Her goal with writing is to inspire and impact readers while shedding light on difficult to discuss issues.

Her debut novel, Connected, releases March 4, 2021.

 

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Title: With Shield and Ink and Bone
Author: Casey L. Bond
Genre: Upper YA Historical Fantasy
Editor: Stacy Sanford/ The Girl with the Red Pen
Cover Designer: Melissa Stevens at The Illustrated Author
Publication Date: Nov. 13th, 2020
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A hard-earned shield.

Days before she is to take her place as a shield maiden, like her mother before her, two deaths alter the course of Liv’s future. One belonged to a witch who called her by name, the other a chieftain from the north. Vengeance for the chieftain’s death comes in a wild fury that burns her village and slaughters her family. Left for dead, Liv pleads to Skuld – norn and weaver of the future – to spare her. A deal is struck that will endow her with the dark magic needed to claim her vengeance. But this power comes at an unfathomable price… 

Ink made from the ashes of loved ones. 

After his home is attacked, Calder races to warn neighboring villages of the threat. Little does he know he’s traveling into the path of fate that will lead him straight to Liv. Despite being broken, angry, and overwhelmed by power she cannot contain, it’s her willingness to defend others that draws Calder to her. 

Armor forged from the bones of those she held dear. 

Together, Liv and Calder discover they are two sides of the same sharpened blade. Rising from the heartache and fury in their pasts, they see a future together worth fighting for. With their strengths and hearts combined, can they become a force powerful enough to defeat the fleet of darkness coming for them? Or will the thread of fate that binds them unravel? 

Praise for With Shield and Ink and Bone: 

“An exhilarating Viking-inspired fantasy, With Shield and Ink and Bone by Casey L. Bond keeps your nerves teetering on the blade of an ax!” – Lani Forbes, award-winning author of the Age of the Seventh Sun series 

“With Shield and Ink and Bone is a fast-paced, vivid, and mesmerizing tale that will keep you hooked from beginning to end. If you love Vikings or strong heroines you’ll find lots to enjoy here! Casey L. Bond has woven together unexpected twists, high stakes, romance, and bargains with gods to create this original story for readers.” -Victoria McCombs, author of The Storyteller’s Daughter 

Casey L. Bond has managed to take a classic genre and make it new and fresh. A page turner that kept me staying up late just to know what was going to happen next. Excellent writing, excellent story. Well done!” – Quinn Loftis, USA Today bestselling author of the Grey Wolves series and The Viking’s Chosen

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Casey Bond lives in West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. She likes goats and yoga, but hasn’t tried goat yoga because the family goat is so big he might break her back. Seriously, he’s the size of a pony. Her favorite books are the ones that contain magical worlds and flawed characters she would want to hang out with. Most days of the week, she writes young adult fantasy books, letting her imaginary friends spill onto the blank page.

Casey is the award-winning author of When Wishes Bleed, the Frenzy series, and fairy tale retellings such as Riches to Rags, Savage Beauty, Unlocked and Brutal Curse. Learn more about her work at http://www.authorcaseybond.com.

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