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Goddess of Flames: A Sleeping Beauty retelling
(Kingdom of Fairytales Book 4)
by J.A. Armitage
Azia is about to get married, but she doesn't yet have a husband. When a competition to find her one goes tragically wrong, she finds out who her real friends are. Goddess of Flames is the thrilling final episode in the Sleeping Beauty series, wrapping up Azia's story.
Jessee and the Ice Princess (Gulf City High Book 1)
by Michelle MacQueen
Rule #1 of the Gulf City High hockey team: Don’t date the coach's daughter.
Not like Charlotte Morrison will ever speak to Jesse Carrigan, let alone date him.
The coach's only daughter is a robot. At least, that’s what they call her. Robot, Ice Princess… it all means the same thing: she won't lose sight of her figure skating goal no matter what it costs.
Even if her dad’s team needs her.
Even if the captain of said team learns her biggest secret.
That the ice princess has game.
And Jesse has to know more. He wants her to teach him, to teach the team how to fix their zero-win record.
As those icy walls of hers start to thaw, Jesse realizes he needs her out there on the ice with him, skating next to him where she belongs.
But she’s been a figure skater her entire life. How does hockey fit into her life of competitions?
Maybe the game isn't the win he needs.
After all, hockey is just that--a game.
And Charlotte Morrison? She is life.
The only problem? She skates on the outside of his world, and he isn't sure how to make her see they belong on the same ice.
Beware of Zamboni shenanigans, adorable siblings taking care of each other, lots of hockey playing madness, and a sassy girl who goes after what she wants.
The Gulf City High Series:
- Jesse and the Ice Princess
- Roman and the Hopeless Romantic
- Spencer and the Younger Girl
- Nate and the Invisible Girl
by S.T. Bende
Aura Nilssen has spent most of her sixteen years in hiding. As crown princess of Alfheim, her life depends on avoiding the assassins who killed her parents and want to destroy her realm. When hunters corner Aura on Midgard (Earth), she’s immediately evacuated and enrolled at Alfheim Academy—a training ground where telepathic teenagers, daily combat lessons, and communication from beyond is the norm. She attends classes that enhance her energetic abilities, labs that fine tune her mental acuity, and workouts with a supernaturally good looking—and suspiciously evasive—training partner. But it’s what she learns outside the classroom that proves most difficult: as Queen of Alfheim, Aura’s grandmother played a heartbreaking role in the death of Aura’s parents . . . and her iron fisted monarchy is pushing the realm to the brink of extinction. If Aura doesn’t take her grandmother’s crown, the home she’s only just begun to love may be lost forever.
When an unprecedented attack threatens the very heart of Alfheim, Aura has to decide what she’s willing to sacrifice to protect her new home. Her choice may mean the difference between survival and annihilation—not only for Aura, but for the world she’s always been destined to rule.
Dare You to Kiss the Quarterback (Rock Valley Book 1)
By: Lacy Anderson
A little dare never hurt anybody...
I’m ready to rock my senior year. So what if my parents are recently divorced, the captain of the cheerleading team hates me more than tan lines, or that I’ve been forced to wear the school’s smelly mascot costume? Those things I can handle. (Maybe) But if I get to sing my original song at the town’s big centennial event, I’ll be on my way to living the life I’ve always dreamed.
But there’s only one problem:
Collin thinks-he’s-God’s-gift-to-women Preston.
Foster kid. Bad boy. And star quarterback of the Rock Valley High football team.
It’s bad enough that the whole school thinks we made out at a party (Nothing happened. Seriously.), but now I’ve been partnered with Collin to perform at the centennial event. If I get it my way, he’ll drop out and we’ll both forget our near-kiss ever happened.
But Collin and his cocky half-grin aren’t easy to forget.
Neither is the shiver-inducing way he looks at me.
I’ve got to keep my eyes on the prize, but being around Collin might just be the distraction that I need.
Enthroned (King Arthur and Her Knights Book 1)
by K. M. Shea
The throne of King Arthur stands unclaimed.
Merlin has been working on his dream of uniting Britain for years, hiding behind an old-wise-man persona as needed for his goal. When the original Arthur runs off before the crowning ceremony, Merlin is forced to get creative. He casts a spell to enable the sword in the stone to choose a new ruler from across time.
But even Merlin couldn’t foresee that the magic would search for a king thousands of years into the future and choose the last person anyone would expect: a woman.
Britt Arthurs doesn’t mind a good fight, but beating the divided kingdoms of ancient Britain into submission while hiding her real identity is a bigger battle than she wants. She thought she was taking a quick tourist photo with a rusty sword. Instead she was ripped through time and faced with two impossibilities: the sword has chosen her as the new King Arthur, and Merlin is much younger and hotter than she expected!
With enemies on all sides and a wizardly advisor who defies his own legends, will Britt succeed in her role as the High King of Britain?
by Colleen Hoover
Morgan Grant and her sixteen-year-old daughter, Clara, would like nothing more than to be nothing alike.
Morgan is determined to prevent her daughter from making the same mistakes she did. By getting pregnant and married way too young, Morgan put her own dreams on hold. Clara doesn’t want to follow in her mother’s footsteps. Her predictable mother doesn’t have a spontaneous bone in her body.
With warring personalities and conflicting goals, Morgan and Clara find it increasingly difficult to coexist. The only person who can bring peace to the household is Chris—Morgan’s husband, Clara’s father, and the family anchor. But that peace is shattered when Chris is involved in a tragic and questionable accident. The heartbreaking and long-lasting consequences will reach far beyond just Morgan and Clara.
While struggling to rebuild everything that crashed around them, Morgan finds comfort in the last person she expects to, and Clara turns to the one boy she’s been forbidden to see. With each passing day, new secrets, resentment, and misunderstandings make mother and daughter fall further apart. So far apart, it might be impossible for them to ever fall back together.
Olympian Challenger (Book 1)
by Astrid Ardti
A hero’s tournament. A defiant contender. Does one girl have the courage to take on Mount Olympus?
Hope’s world doesn’t have room for heroes. She barely has time for schoolwork, swim team, and taking care of her ailing mother. But when she’s invited to a mysterious tournament, the all-powerful hosts won’t take no for an answer.
Transported to Mount Olympus, Hope comes face to face with her new trainers—the pantheon of Greek gods. While other contenders train hard to gain a fighting edge, Hope searches for a way out. Instead, she finds a gorgeous shadow god who may just convince her to stay…
As each round unfolds, the ultimate prize draws closer—the granting of her heart’s deepest desire. If she survives the final challenge, her mother’s cure would be within reach… but only if Hope can ignore the tournament’s dark purpose.
Don't Bet on Love (Book 1)
by Victorine E. Lieske
It was just a simple bet. Too bad his heart got involved.
Get the school’s ice queen to go to Homecoming with him. Lane didn’t think it would be a big deal. He was on the football team. Girls liked him. He takes the challenge. What he didn’t know was that the ice queen overheard the whole thing.
Trudy was having the worst day of her life. And then she overhears Lane and Gabe talking smack about her. If Lane thought he could sweet talk her into going to Homecoming with him, he was going to be disappointed.
But when the principal forces her to tutor Lane in calculus, she’s stuck.
Trudy devises a plan to get back at him. What she didn’t plan on was losing her heart to him.