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The Inbetween

When Drake and Lexi died, they woke up in the Inbetween. For twenty years, they’ve waited together in this magical world, where they’ve learned how to manifest almost anything they need with a thought. Once strangers and now lovers they long for the arrival of someone to explain why they inhabit this world alone.

When Zoe wakes up on their shores they are horrified to learn that her arrival heralds the death of this vivid and beautiful world. Faced with an overwhelming decision, Zoe must decide if love, despite its loss, is worth more to her than the peace promised by the Mistress of Lost Souls…before they all run out of time and become ghosts trapped in their own stories.

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The Sweet Adventures of Henry P. Twist

An elderly pastry chef rediscovers his youth in a land of faeries, myth, magic and the most scrumptious sweets ever imagined.

The Alienation of Courtney Hoffman

Fifteen-year-old Courtney wants to be normal like her friends. But there’s something frighteningly different about her―and it’s not just the mysterious tattoo her conspiracy-obsessed grandfather marked her with when she was a child. The last thing Courtney wants to do is end up crazy and dead like her grandfather―but what about the tattoo? And the alien scouts who visit Courtney in her bedroom at night, claiming to have shared an alliance with her grandfather?

With her new friend Agatha’s apocalyptic visions, Courtney begins connecting the dots between the past, present, and future―of her bloodline, and the ancient history that surrounds it. So is she going mentally insane, like her family claimed her grandfather did, or is she actually a “chosen one” with ancestral connections to another world? Either way, Courtney has a mission: untangle her past, discover the truth, and stop the apocalypse before anyone from school finds out she’s missing.

Barbarian Lord

“A sword untried is a sword untested,” says one raven to another as they set out to witness the fate of the finest farm in Garmrland and its owner, Barbarian Lord. When he is cheated out of his lands and banished, Barbarian Lord begins a quest for allies and for justice, encountering monsters, ghouls, gods, and mediocre poets along the way.

Combining the rich traditions of the Vikings and Nordic lore with sword-and-sorcery-and slyly understated humor-this graphic novel introduces an original hero with classic flair, brought to life in Matt Smith’s beautifully drawn, detailed, and action-filled black-and-white illustrations.

Failure, Incompetence

A comic book collection that has been out of print for five years has triumphantly returned! And here’s a book trailer for it! It’s not really all that exciting. 48 pages of good old-fashioned FUN!

Creatura

Isis can control her dreams. Or she could—until recently. The creature in her nightmares has been haunting her for months. As if being dumped wasn’t bad enough, now she dreads going to sleep. She decides to confront the creature and win back some of her peace; only, she finds that he’s not a monster and he’s not a dream. A sacrifice for love, a shocking discovery and a jealous ex-boyfriend blur the lines between reality and dreams, making it hard to tell who the real monsters are.

Who would’ve known…that sometimes love is lethal?

Frostbitten

Great beauty hides dark secrets…

Seventeen-year-old Anastasia Lockhart has never led an easy life, but when she starts getting into serious trouble, she’s sent to live with her grandparents in Cedar Falls. The small, picturesque town hasn’t changed since she visited four years ago, with one exception – the presence of a handsome, mysterious boy named Frost. Despite warnings from her grandparents and friends to stay away from Frost, Anastasia can’t deny their attraction, and the more time they spend together, the deeper in love they fall. Unfortunately, Frost has a secret that is beyond Anastasia’s wildest imagination, and she soon finds herself in the midst of a supernatural legend that has haunted Cedar Falls for years.

Can Anastasia and Frost’s love really overcome anything, or are their fates much darker?

Journey to Wizards’ Keep

Can three very different girls join forces to defeat an evil wizard that threatens the land? First, they must find and convince the last remaining wizards to come out of retirement!

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The Cycle of the Six Moons

Fifteen-year-old Michelle saves the world on a daily basis…with her trusty video game controller, of course! Naturally, she jumps at the chance to play an experimental virtual reality game.

The beautiful fantasy world of Starrs? Check. The power to mold matter? Check. No reset button? Wait, she didn’t sign up for this!

Turns out Starrs is really real, and to make matters worse, Michelle’s interference awakens the Cycle of the Six Moons, a series of devastating trials that will devour the universe.

Fighting the apocalypse was way easier when danger stayed on the other side of the screen, but Michelle finds a secret weapon in her new-found powers. She uses them to rescue the crown prince of a powerful magic kingdom from their sworn enemies, a technologically-advanced cult that strives to eradicate magical blood.

Michelle starts to fall for Prince Jayse, the only one who believes Michelle to be a savior rather than a curse. But not even video games could prepare her for what the cult has in store for them…

The Worst Man on Mars

Hero. Legend. Role model. He’s none of those.

Flint Dugdale, blunt Yorkshireman and reality TV show winner, seems an unlikely contender for First Man on Mars. The Right Stuff he is not. But the tragic death of the mission’s brave commander has created a vacancy which Dugdale, with his large frame and ‘persuasive personality’, has been quick to fill. He has put himself in charge of Britain’s first group of colonists to land on the Red Planet. With a place in History assured, Dugdale plans to see out the rest of the mission drinking lager, eating pies and watching his favourite sports on wide-screen TV.

But all is not well on the Martian surface. For five years an advance party of inept robots have been building Botany Base. They are a long way behind schedule and have made some crucial dimensioning errors. So the base’s rooms are too small, the doors don’t fit, and the lift-shaft is too narrow for the space elevator that is to bring the humans down from their spaceship. Worse, the food supplies sent from Earth have mysteriously gone missing, the drinking-water is muddy, and the Polish builder bots have gone AWOL.

On the eve of the landing, Dugdale knows nothing of these problems nor of the weird weather on the surface. And he is also unaware that the ship’s scanners have detected living organisms two miles north of the base.

It seems there is Life down there. But will it be pleased to see him?

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Iffy Magic: Confessions of a Faux Fairy Godmother

Everybody knows the Cinderella story, but no one knows the lie. There never was a fairy godmother, just Primrose Goodwing: a pixie whose magic always comes undone at midnight. Prim has just become the only Goodwing–ever–to fail her fairy godmother test. But she’s not ready to give up her wand yet. Trading her wings to smuggle herself into the Mortal Vale, Prim dreams of proving her worth by whipping up a happily-ever-after for a human venture in the quaint kingdom of Lindonberg.

Too bad Ember, the headstrong girl she picks, has her own ideas about happy endings that don’t involve the traditional castle and crown. Worse, Prim finds her heart torn by the wily shape shifter Calico, a descendant of Puss n’ Boots who hides a dark secret behind his spite for humans. All Prim’s schemes unravel when she discovers that “perfect” little Lindonberg is entangled in a web of intrigue and spells that threatens to annihilate every kingdom in the Mortal Vale.

Will her first fairy tale become her last? In a charming mix reminiscent of the beloved Ella Enchanted, S. E. Page’s Iffy Magic is the true tale of the pixie behind the girl with the glass slippers!

“The plot may take the Cinderella story for its inspiration, but the wonderful characters, ingenious plot and unfailing writing style make for a more layered, evocative and entertaining story than the original tale ever achieved . . . Readers of all ages will come to love Primrose Goodwing, the would-be fairy godmother, and the magical world she lives in.”
-Dean Hughes, author of over 100 published books including Soldier Boys

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Independence Day (Time Patrol)

ame date; six different years, the Time Patrol must save our timeline from the Shadow by preserving our past.The 4th of July, 1776 is one of the most important dates in American history and forces are at work in Philadelphia on that, but there is also the 4th of July exactly 50 years later, in 1826, when two of the architects of that document and the country, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, die within hours of each other. What secrets do they hold close on their deathbeds? And who else might know about them?

At Gettysburg, the Confederacy reaches its ‘high water mark’ with Pickett’s charge on the 3rd of July 1863. But on the 4th, both armies stare at each other on a rainy day, waiting for the other to make a move. What if the Union attacks?

In the same war, on the same day, in a victory that is over-shadowed by Gettysburg in terms of publicity, but of more value strategically, Grant takes Vicksburg on the 4th of July, 1863. But what if this great victory turns into the Union’s greatest shame?

On the 4th of July 1976, before there was a ‘War on Terror’, the Israelis launch a daring raid to free hostages at Entebbe. There is only one casualty in their force, the older brother of the current Prime Minister; what if that had turned out differently?

On the 4th of July 362 B.C. is the Battle of Mantinea in Greece, in which Sparta is defeated by Thebes in a Pyrrhic victory, leading to a third party uniting Greece: Philip II, father of a man who would change history: Alexander The Great. But what if Sparta wins the battle?

It is up to the Time Patrol to send an agent back to six different years on the 4th of July and make sure our timeline remains intact. If they fail, our present will snap out of existence!

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Burners

“My candle burns on both ends; It will not last the night. But ah my foes, and oh my friends, It gives a lovely light!”

It is now 30 days until Grace’s Deathday

That is the fate on the red card Grace was dealt at age six on Dealing Day. A burner. Her twin sister, Millay, was dealt a white card. A People. No Deathday.

For twenty years, the sisters have lived different lives. In different places.

Then there’s the wild card, Ryker, a burner, who has no memories of his own past.

In what was left of the world after the Chaos, mankind surrendered control to Dealer, a powerful computer that has kept society running for centuries.

But truths don’t come easy. And everyone and everything is not as they appear.

The mantra in following Dealer’s edicts: It is what it is.

Until today.

“Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world!”

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The Stringer

Learn the Words. Get the blood. Rule the world. A stand-alone short story in the Ustari Cycle.

Most people never learn what a Stringer is—and their lives are better for it. Lem, however, gets to learn about them and possession by alien intelligences the hard way. A must-read in the gritty supernatural series that includes We Are Not Good People from the “exhilarating, powerful, and entertaining” (Guardian) storyteller of the Avery Cates series.

For blood mages, the twenty-first century means hiding in the shadows, keeping society unaware of their incredible powers. The power-hungry sort plot quietly to manufacture tragedies bloody enough to give them the gas they need to cast something monumental. Lem and Mags, down-and-out bosom buddies to the end, try to be good, bleeding nobody but themselves, skating by on small Cantrips, cons, and charms.

So when the siren song of easy money comes their way in the form of helping out a friend, clearly no good will come of it. Blood mages are not good people. And neither are Stringers—alien intelligences that can take over a body and run it ragged. Stringers: they aren’t subtle, aren’t content to skulk in the shadows, and aren’t a houseguest anyone wants. Lem is about to learn what a possession hangover feels like—if Mags and his more tentative allies can figure out how to stop the demon without killing him.

This eBook also contains an excerpt of We Are Not Good People.

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The Fall

A woman like any other, like you and me. A woman just like your mother, your sister, your daughter or your friend loses everything she ever had. When her husband of two decades betrays her in the worst possible way, Melanie Stillwater becomes a prisoner in her own Mind. With no hope and only emptiness where her soul once was, she discovers that she is directly descended from the most notorious of all executed at the Salem Witch Trials. Using this information to piece together a plan, she utilizes all of her gifts and turns them into weapons.
Travel with Melanie as she uncovers truths about her life and herself. But be careful not to follow too close. Befriend her as she tells you her innermost thoughts and feelings while keeping a safe distance. For on Mother’s Day of 2014, Melanie begins a self-destructive spiral that takes her down the most heart wrenching and terrifying path. However, where that path takes her may be redemption, it might lead to madness, or it could end at the darkest place of all.
A woman like any other, like you and me. A woman just like your mother, your sister, your daughter or your friend loses everything she ever had. When her husband of two decades betrays her in the worst possible way, Melanie Stillwater becomes a prisoner in her own Mind. With no hope and only emptiness where her soul once was, she discovers that she is directly descended from the most notorious of all executed at the Salem Witch Trials. Using this information to piece together a plan, she utilizes all of her gifts and turns them into weapons.
Travel with Melanie as she uncovers truths about her life and herself. But be careful not to follow too close. Befriend her as she tells you her innermost thoughts and feelings while keeping a safe distance. For on Mother’s Day of 2014, Melanie begins a self-destructive spiral that takes her down the most heart wrenching and terrifying path. However, where that path takes her may be redemption, it might lead to madness, or it could end at the darkest place of all.
A woman like any other, like you and me. A woman just like your mother, your sister, your daughter or your friend loses everything she ever had. When her husband of two decades betrays her in the worst possible way, Melanie Stillwater becomes a prisoner in her own Mind. With no hope and only emptiness where her soul once was, she discovers that she is directly descended from the most notorious of all executed at the Salem Witch Trials. Using this information to piece together a plan, she utilizes all of her gifts and turns them into weapons.
Travel with Melanie as she uncovers truths about her life and herself. But be careful not to follow too close. Befriend her as she tells you her innermost thoughts and feelings while keeping a safe distance. For on Mother’s Day of 2014, Melanie begins a self-destructive spiral that takes her down the most heart wrenching and terrifying path. However, where that path takes her may be redemption, it might lead to madness, or it could end at the darkest place of all.
The first installment in The Seasons Saga. Travel with Melanie Stillwater in The Fall, but don’t follow too close. You may not want to find yourself on the road she’s on.

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Off to See the Wizard

It’s a classic tale: You know, villain starts apocalypse to meet a girl, people blame wizard, wizard invents heroic quest to save himself, quest goes wrong, world goes to hell. This is the Inquisitor General’s investigation into an epic quest that ended in disaster, told by a constantly intercutting set of narrators, and it is definitely NSFW.

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Perfectly Good Crime

From the bestselling author of Good Sam comes a taut and thought-provoking follow-up, Perfectly Good Crime.

Kirkus Reviews says: “A first-rate and undaunted protagonist easily carries this brisk crime tale. Kate is intuitive and professional, but it’s her steadfast compassion that makes her truly remarkable.”

When the estates of the 100 wealthiest Americans are targeted in a series of sophisticated, high tech heists, Los Angeles TV news reporter Kate Bradley must venture inside the world of the super rich to investigate the biggest story of the year.

As the heists escalate, Kate’s search is thwarted when the Los Angeles police detective she’s been working with mysteriously disappears, her senator father demands that she stop reporting on the heists, and the billionaire victims refuse to talk to the media. Kate uncovers clues that those behind the robberies have shocking, yet uplifting, motives—it just may be a perfectly good crime that brings about powerful change.

Further complicating her life is a dream job awaiting her in New York, a choice that could shatter from her deepening relationship with Fire Captain Eric Hayes. Kate must trust her instincts—and her heart—in a high stakes search that will test everything she believes and force her to decide where she belongs.j

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Gutter Magic

It’s magic and mayhem in Manhattan, as Gutter Magic follows the story of Cinder Byrnes, who should be heir to a magical legacy, but can’t cast a spell to save his life. When he finally tracks down a spell that can help him, he must figure out how to cast it before the necromantic crime lord he stole it from tracks him down. An epic, gritty urban fantasy adventure that takes place in an alternate-history New York, where long ago, World War II was fought with magic.