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*AUTHOR, CHARLES JONES:
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Catling – She’s a weapon desired by those who reign and those who rebel.
In the tiered cities of Ellegeance, the elite Influencers’ Guild holds the power to manipulate emotions. Love and fear, pleasure and pain mark the extremes of their sway. But it’s the subtle blends that hook their victims’ hearts. They hide behind oaths of loyalty and rule the world.
Until Catling discovers the gift that will be her bane. She is the shield that disrupts the influencer’s sway. (More on Amazon)
When swallowed, some souls gift insights, wisdom, a path to understanding. Others unleash power, proficiency with a sword, and indifference to death. One soul assimilates with ease. But swallow a host of the dead and risk a descent into madness.
Estranged from his family over the murder of his wife, young Raze Anvrell wields his fists to vent his rage. Then a chance at a new life beckons, and he retreats to the foothills of the Ravenwood, the haunt of unbound ghosts. He and his mentor build a freehold, a life of physical labor and the satisfaction of realizing a dream. They raise horses and whittle by the fire until the old man dies, and Raze swallows his first soul. (More on Amazon)
In a land on the brink of war, Gryff Worden discovers his family slaughtered, his farm in ruin.
Mortally wounded, he stumbles upon a timekeeper, an old woman of the northern forests, one who tracks the infinite paths of each life. She offers him a sunwield, a medallion promising to return him to the pivotal choices that swayed his life’s journey. Her only condition—he must wear the bronze charm until the end.
Now his story remakes itself, casting him backward in time to moments of decision and death. His old life gone, he no longer remembers the purpose of the medallion burning his chest. As he uncovers the sunwield’s power, new choices lead him on an epic adventure through war, death, friendship, life, and love.
Recently fired and residing with her sweetly overbearing mother, Madlyn needs a job—bad. In a moment of desperation, she accepts a part-time position reading at the bedside of adventurer and amateur writer Cody Lofton. A near-drowning accident left the young man in a vegetative state, and his chances of recovery wane with each passing day.
Cody’s older brother, Dustin, and eccentric grandmother aren’t prepared to give up on the youngest son of Portland, Oregon’s royalty.
Dustin’s a personable guy, bordering on naïve, and overwhelmed by familial corporate duties and cutthroat partners. Grandmother Lillian’s a meddler with an eye for the esoteric, dabbling in Dustin’s life and dealing out wisdom like a card shark. One innocent conversation at a time, she sucks Madlyn into the Lofton story, dubbing her the princess and bestowing on her the responsibility of both grandsons’ destinies.
And all Madlyn wanted was a simple reading job. (More on Amazon)
Generations ago, the realms fell to fire. The Burn–the only means of destroying a lush land so manipulated by man that while its crops sated hunger, they poisoned the flesh. Now the wilderness slowly reseeds, hard lessons learned through starvation, displacement, and poverty. What remains for nature’s tinkerers?
Pathway, the coveted distillation that enables the grafting of skin across species. The Sahls of the Sea Barrows meld spiral horns to their skulls, reptilian scale to their chests. They embed the razor teeth of sea-beasts in the bones of their forearms and replace the flesh on their backs with the pelts of wolves. Women of wealth adorn their bodies with serpent skin as elegant as black lace, tufted tails, and plumed feathers, their own skin cast-off, no longer desirable. (More on Amazon)
*AUTHOR, DANIELLE ANCONA:
Intrepid warrior angel Malachi faces the fiercest adversaries in warfare through the centuries, fighting alongside the boldest of gods to defend humankind from the Seraph Rebellion.
Sent to York in the 1620s, Malachi unexpectedly falls in love with keen and ardent alchemist Daphne Heatherton. For Malachi, Daphne’s returned devotion is a tenuous gift of fate.Dark machinations set into play by the fallen archangel Gideon-leader of the Rebellion-bring Malachi to the brink of defeat and put him to the ultimate test.
Will he chose a mortal love, or will he remain… BY IMMORTAL HONOR BOUND?
*AUTHOR, GREG SPRY:
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Marco Rossini is a historian with no political aspirations, and no desire for power. However, he possesses unique knowledge that is about to change his life: he knows the human history of the planet Earth.
The Year is 2796 CE, and on the planet Genesis, human civilization looks very similar to the world it left behind. One difference dominates: a Church, created by the United Nations to compel peace, has ruled for seven centuries. Now, in the wake of a brutal war that aligned humanity with the new rulers of Earth, the old ways have been shattered, and Genesis needs a new, egalitarian government. Marco is the right man to help lead the change, but as the professor soon discovers, the battle between Church and state is far from over, and both sides are willing to spill blood. (More on Amazon)
Marco Rossini is the Vice President of Genesis and the civilian commander of the elite Alpha Corps special forces. His skills and courage are about to be tested in ways he could not have foreseen.
It is 2797 CE, and after centuries fractured along religious and social lines, planet Genesis is inching painfully toward unity. The civilian and Churcher executives of a new, hybrid government are convinced that without reform their society will not survive… but they are beset by challenges from fanatics who are determined to destroy all initiatives that might lead to positive change.
Marco’s close brush with death and his miraculous recovery with the help of the Earthers has steeled his resolve to fight for an egalitarian society… but can this academic-turned-political leader vanquish his enemies, save his love, and still preserve his own humanity? (More on Amazon)
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Legend of the Walking Dead: Igbo Mythologies is a journey into the mysteries of life and death of the Igbos of Nigeria. The book draws readers into the Igbo people’s ancient and traditional beliefs about life and death.
There is a very thin line dividing the land of the living and the land of the dead, so thin that spirits from both lands coexist. Sometimes, during the story, it is difficult to differentiate between the living and the dead. Both have bodies; the living existing in their bodies, while the dead exist in (are using) borrowed bodies.
Fifteen-year-old Osondu has disappeared. His mother goes searching for her son and faces the same fate. She too goes missing. (More on Amazon)
*AUTHOR, KARL J. MORGAN:
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Carl Prescott has been spirited away to Limbo, an emptiness of lost souls where the gods bicker and fight, but will not admit their failure. Even in this terrible place, our hero encounters oddly familiar spirits. When Aida and Sylvia come to help, Satan, the true Lord of Limbo, expels them to seal his ultimate triumph over God.
Carl Prescott and Aida Whitehall arrive in yet another universe with even more similarities to their own. This universe is almost dead, so they better hurry. The Sun will explode in days, and if they cannot stop Satan before then, the Cycle of the Universes will end, and Limbo will be our only future. Fortunately, Lord Zed arrives in time to help.
Satan’s Cube is a nonstop action adventure spanning all of creation from the beginning of time through its end, and beyond. Once again, the future will be determined by Carl Prescott’s actions. He must resolve the Riddle of Satan’s Cube, or existence will end, and we will all be eternally enslaved by the Evil One.
When Carl Prescott stopped Sylvia, the Demon Queen, from destroying our universe, he sincerely believed his life could get back to normal again. Yet the duties of the Invisible Hand never end. Somehow, the priest and priestess who helped Sylvia did form another universe, and many of Carl’s friends were sucked through a wormhole and are now stranded there.
In order to rescue their friends, Carl and Sylvia must venture through the wormhole and enter the false universe. Their journey is fraught with danger as the God King and God Queen are not alone. Even though Carl carried Sylvia, Gabriel, and Constance out of the gravity wave, somehow they are in the false universe too. Another riddle that must be resolved before they can escape back to the real world.
The action and danger become more intense as Carl endures one outrageous challenge after another. To make matters worse, the existence of the false universe contradicts physics, and has already begun to come apart. Hopefully, Carl and his friends will not fizzle out of existence along with it.
Carl Prescott may have saved the world from the Beast, but the duties of the Invisible Hand never end. The story begins when a medieval castle is discovered hidden beneath the Thorndike Institution. While the professors search for clues, our hero is summoned to Hell to meet the demon Sylvia. She once ruled a satanic kingdom in Eastern Europe from that castle, and will do so again.
There is much more to this beautiful woman than evil intentions. To stop her plan, Carl must first understand why she is so focused on him. To learn the truth, he must face God, Satan, and Death. In this nonstop action-packed adventure, he must stand at the Crossroads of Existence and cross the Rope Bridge to meet his destiny.
If he succeeds, life can return to normal. If not, the galaxy and every soul therein will be devoured by a voracious black hole, which even God will be powerless to stop.
Carl Prescott never did have many friends, and after a chance meeting with Headmaster Dorchester, he may lose the only two friends he has left. With no other options, Carl, Grace, and Burt transfer to the Thorndike Academic Institution, one of only two schools on Earth that cater to the unusual abilities of their students. They learn that the oddities that made them outcasts at home are amazing skills vital to saving the world. If they can survive.
The second school is more interested in enslaving the world than saving it. Headmaster Greenleaf and Professor Thorndike VIII will do anything to keep the three friends from becoming what they must become.
Carl, Grace, Burt, and their new friend, Aida race through this nonstop action adventure. Every day, they discover more about the talents they possess, but time is short. If Carl fails, the school and everyone there is doomed. Let us hope he learns quickly and well.
From the author:
Carl, Burt, and Grace were outcasts at home and school. Only Grace had other friends, but that was okay with Carl Prescott. She was the only friend he needed. Now both she and Burt are being sent far away to the Bertrand Aloysius Thorndike Academic Institution due to their unusual abilities, so Carl goes along.
Soon they learn that those oddities are actually amazing talents. While exploring vacant wings of the Gratia Dei Dormitory, they find the truth of this ancient academy, and they are put on a very dangerous path that can save the world, if they can overcome impossible odds.
Join the adventure, and follow the friends as they learn amazing truths that most refuse to see. Solving the riddle of The Sleeping One is only the beginning of this story.
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Margaret, a girl born with second sight, has the unique ability to bring ghosts trapped between Heaven and Hell back to life. When her parents die suddenly, she goes to live with her beloved grandfather, but the cellar of her grandfather’s ancient inn is haunted by an evil spirit of its own.
In the town of Bungay, a black dog wanders the streets, enslaving the ghosts of those who have died unnatural deaths. When Margaret arrives, these phantoms congregate at the inn, hoping she can free them from the clutches of Hugh Bigod, the 12th-century ghost who has drawn them away from Heaven’s White Light in his canine guise.
With the help of her grandfather and the spirits she has befriended, Margaret sets out to defeat Hugh Bigod, only to discover he wants to use her for his own ends – to take over Hell itself.
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2018 KCT RRBC Blue Treat Award Winner.
There’s a cauldron of trouble brewing in Valloaria…
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For centuries, guided by the Destiny’s Oracle, the Bera-Bera tribes have guarded the secret of the windflowers and kept alive the memory of the banished Cat Goddesses. The High Priest Seraphis covets Pharaoh’s throne and his minions scour the desert sands, seeking two ancient artefacts of unrivalled power. If the Raia priesthood acquire the Golden Scarab and the Pyramidion first, then the land of Keymett will be plunged into a regime of terror and persecution, condemning the goddesses into exile forever. The race is on, but how can a small band of pygmies, a tomb robber, and a magically untrained girl on the run from the Ferrasium’s killing arena compete against the might of the Priesthood?
For mature readers, contains adult themes and violence.
A year has passed since Kalli escaped from the Ferrasium, but the High Priest’s stranglehold is tightening and his tentacles are extending to encompass all of Keymett. As Pharaoh’s royal barges sail toward Wasset to celebrate the Jubilee Festival, the High Priest is poised like an arachnid in his nest, waiting to hatch his plans. Kalli must unlock the secrets of the Golden Scarab before all of Keymett falls under the High Priest’s dominion, but who can she trust?
Mistaken for a warrior; Jairus must survive the Emperor’s Games.
Tekagi seeks vengeance and power.
Farm boy versus sorceress.
An empire hinges on the outcome.
Thousands compete for the dragon banner, but in the end, there can only be one winner. (More on Amazon)
Featuring Book 1 of three different fantasy series. (More on Amazon)