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A Queen's Spy: (Tudor Mystery Trials Book 1)
“I did what all men should do when faced with Richard Fitzwarren and three foot of drawn steel, or woe betides them. I backed away."
Elizabeth Tudor needs a hero.
Based on actual historical events, A Queen’s Spy is a gripping historical fiction adventure set in 16th Century Tudor England - an epic tale of a young Tudor nobleman’s courage as he tries to keep the future Queen Elizabeth I safe in one of Britain’s most turbulent eras.
As a young man, Richard had been attached to Thomas Seymour’s household, working with Seymour’s spy and intelligence network. Seymour and married Henry VIII’s widow, Katherine Parr. Through his wife, he became the guardian of the young Elizabeth Tudor. Banished from his father’s house for crimes he didn’t commit, he learned his trade well in France, returning to England a self-styled Tudor soldier-of-fortune selling his services and those of his mercenary band to the highest bidder.
Now he’s back in Tudor England, his bastard sibling at his side and a band of mercenaries at his back. Despite selling his services to support Northumberland place Lady Jane Grey on the throne he remains loyal to the lady Elizabeth; soon he is embroiled in Tudor intrigue as he tries to keep the Lady safe.
Emerge: The Awakening (book 1)
by Melissa A. Craven
She’s an orphan, an outcast, and … Immortal.
Allie Carmichael has never known true friendship. Even her adoptive parents occasionally recoil from her touch. When she learns her family will be moving from Australia to Kelleys Island, Ohio, Allie prepares for life as a loner on the other side of the world…
Except the warm welcome from a new group of friends surprises her. Especially Aidan McBrien, the only guy who’s ever dared to get to know her. But her new normal life—the one she’s always wanted—shatters when a painful transformation awakens the power within her and Allie discovers what it means to be one of the two most powerful Immortals of her generation.
Aidan is her equal and their friendship could mend the hurt of their lonely pasts … or it could tear them apart.
Allie must deal with the loss of her normal life amidst brutal training, her feelings for Aidan, and an ominous prophecy that threatens his future.
Fated: Cinderella's Story (Destined Book 1)
by Kaylin Lee
All Cinderella wants is to take care of her family.
After working tirelessly for five years to prove herself among the city’s elite, she’s about to graduate and win a coveted spot in city government. Then it all blows up in her face—literally.
A violent, anonymous force has been targeting commoners in horrifying attacks. Now they’ve set their sights on Cinderella. Either that, or she’s losing her mind. It doesn’t help that she’s falling for a mage who’s way out of her league.
Just as she manages to recover from the attack that left her scarred and traumatized, the city’s mysterious enemy destroys what’s left of her future. But when they go after her family, they cross the line. The whole city is in danger now.
How much is Cinderella willing to risk to save the city that has always hated her?
Rise Of The Six (The Preston Six Book 1)
by Matt Ryan
Joey Foust has no idea he's a wanted man and his parents aim to keep it that way. They raised him as a normal boy in a small American town, hoping he and his friends don't discover what lies beyond. And for eighteen years, they succeed.
Joey and his friends, the Preston Six, were all born on the same day, but soon come to find they have much more in common than a simple birthdate. Details of their past are suspicious, and they are determined to figure out what their parents are hiding.
What they find pushes the boundaries of their beliefs. Now, they're forced to leave behind everything to face an unknown adversary who's been hunting for them since the day they were born.
They must rise as one, or fall to enemy hands
Curse (Wexkia trilogy Book 1)
by Dale Furse
Nell's seemingly simple existence is turned upside down when her father reveals a stunning secret: The seventeen-year-old isn't human, but is a product of two warring alien species.
Now Nell must confront doubt and hostility because others see her as a threat to their way of life. In the midst of all that she's facing, an even more mysterious secret eludes her. Finding the answers will set her on a desperate quest with danger lurking at every corner.
As the number of enemies steadily rise, so too does her resolve to seek the truth. With her friend Sam in tow, an epic adventure begins, the likes of which will have far-reaching implications.
The Spy in the Silver Palace (Empire of Talents Book 1)
by Jordan Rivet
Blurs are fast.
Muscles are strong.
Shields have impervious skin.
Mimics can change their appearance.
And all of them are in danger.
One Mimic is about to discover that nothing is as it seems in the Empire of Talents. Capable of contorting her face to resemble anyone, Mica dreams of using her skills on daring spy missions in enemy territory. Instead, she’s sent to work for a frivolous young princess.
Infiltrating tea parties and collecting palace gossip makes Mica want to kill someone—preferably the princess herself—but she soon learns there’s more to this world than extravagant parties. She gets caught up in a web of courtly intrigues and treacherous secrets. When her fellow Talents start disappearing from the empire, Mica may be the only one who can uncover their hidden foe and save them all.
She can change her face, but can she play the game?
The Midwest Witch: The Revelations of Oriceran (Book 1)
by Flint Maxwell and Martha Carr
Welcome to the Midwest, America's Heartland, home to a hidden community of witches and wizards.
When Maria Apple receives a strange music box for her nineteenth birthday, everything changes.
She begins to showcase odd magical abilities, glowing blue, seeing ghosts, and talking to creatures that shouldn't be able to talk, all while trying to juggle the task of being a typical teenaged girl.
Now, not only does Maria learn she is a witch, but her grandfather Ignatius reveals he was once a famous warrior from a planet named Oriceran.
Throw in a world in between the two worlds, a ghost bringing Maria an ominous warning, a race of giant spiders determined to claim the music box for their own, and Maria Apple realizes she'll never be a typical teenaged girl again.
After all, it's just another day in the Midwest, where magic is real and the stakes never stop rising.
Welcome to The Revelations of Oriceran.
A magical world tied to Earth, and nothing like it.
Captive (The Angels of Paris Chronicles Book 1)
by Anna Santos
What would you give up for true love?
18-year-old Aria never imagined that her dream trip to Paris would change her life forever. She is soon thrown into a world where vampires, angels, gargoyles, and werewolves exist.
Cedric is the Prince of Angels and Gargoyles and he's cursed. Bonded to the girl he saved from drowning in the Seine, the chemistry between them is overwhelming and he's confident that she's the One. Once they kiss, Aria is graced with powers that no other angel has had for several centuries. Yet her peculiar hair color and her wings make her a target.
Philippe is the Vampire King of Paris. He doesn't need an innocent girl as a mate. She wouldn't last a week in his world. Plus, centuries of heartbreak and loneliness make him reluctant in believing in true love. The king soon realizes he made a terrible mistake in rejecting Aria. Remorseful, he tries to get her back only to find out that she's the new mate of his worst enemy–Cedric.
Daughter of Magic
by Teresa Roman
Lilli sees things no one else does.
Desperate to make sense of the dreams and visions that have plagued her since childhood, Lilli confides in her closest friend: Devin, the boy she's fallen for.
Instead of questioning her sanity, Devin confesses to secrets of his own, which are far darker. His revelations about magic, witches and demons stun Lilli. But it's what he knows about Lilli's mother, long believed to be dead, that leaves her feeling betrayed. Despite her anger, Lilli will have to learn to trust Devin again, because he is the only one who can protect her from a dark danger that's coming for her from a world away.
Connected: Book 1 Connected Series
by Kat Stiles
Strange things are happening in Cannondale...
High school is hard enough for any teen between the cliques, new teachers, and mountains of homework each night. But super powers? Em just started her second year, and magical abilities are about as far from her mind as possible.
Struggling to balance the rigors of classes while figuring out her newfound abilities, Em realizes that she isn’t alone. Her best friend’s dreams start coming true, and the cutest boy in class can somehow hear the quietest whispers.
Just when Em thinks she might have it all under control, people start dying. Caught between a budding romance, a whirlwind of magic, and a telepathic serial killer, Em just hopes to make it out of high school alive.