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Don't miss out on these fantastic reads, available in the Kindle Unlimited library and for purchase on Amazon.com


Fae's Defiance (Queens of the Fae Book 2) 

By: M. Lynn & Melissa A. Craven

Brea Robinson is a princess. 

Ridiculous, right? 

She’s left her small Ohio town behind for an exotic palace beyond her imagination, trading old jeans for ballgowns and a drunken father for two Fae mothers. 

Safe behind the power of Eldur, it’s easy to forget everything that brought her here. 

Like the two men who saved her that are now missing. 

The abducted princess who should be roaming the palace halls instead of her. 

The war coming for them all. 

As Brea comes to terms with this new world and the web of secrets surrounding her, she realizes she stands on the brink of losing everything she never knew she wanted. 

The mothers who would die for her. 

The Fae who loves her. 

And the people of her kingdom who trust her to save them. 

Only, Brea can barely save herself. With uncontrollable magic warring within her, it’s only a matter of time before she lets everyone down. 

When the worst happens and the person she loves most falls into the enemy's hands, she has a choice to make. And if she bows to the enemy queen’s demands, will she remain a princess or become a sacrifice instead?


Book two in the Queens of the Fae Series, click now to be transported into a world where magic can't always be controlled, kings fall, and betrayal is sometimes the biggest sacrifice of all. 

The Queens of the Fae series:

  1. Fae's Deception
  2. Fae's Defiance
  3. Fae's Destruction 


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Throne of Night

(Kingdom of Fairytales Red Riding Hood Book 3)

by J.A. Armitage and B. Kristin McMichael

Castiel’s world is turning upside down when his friend has been cursed, and there is no way to help her. He wants nothing more than to help the wolves and break the curse, but even Red doesn’t know how. He is left to look for answers on his own as Red is forced to deal with the Tree People that wish to openly hunt the wolves. Everywhere around him, Castiel finds another problem that he can’t answer. He wants a magic solution but can’t find one, until the witch helping Red tells him to look within. Is it possible Castiel has had the magic within him all along to help the wolves?

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God of Shifters

(Kingdom of Fairytales Red Riding Hood Book 4)

by J.A. Armitage and B. Kristin McMichael

Being a shifter wasn’t the magic Castiel was looking for, but it confirmed what the witch felt. Castiel isn’t who or what he ever thought he was. Now Castiel must figure out how to use his new ability to help his friends survive the curse that can’t be broken. 

There is enough fighting in the country of Elder, but the wolves are now stuck behind a barrier together. It is a dangerous place to be, and they are running out of time with the moon pulling Grace closer to being a monster. Castiel has only ever wanted one thing: to protect his friends. But he had no clue how he is going to do it now. If he can’t find a solution soon, he might just lose one of his only friends to the curse.

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The Lost Link

by Michelle Bryan

I die every night in my dreams. 

Add to that the hallucinations of people I've never met and creatures that don't exist, and you can see why I don’t let anyone in. People don't take well to weirdos that can't tell reality from illusion. 

That all changed the day a dragon attacked. Yup, that’s right. A real-life, smoke-breathing dragon hunted me down in the middle of a school day. I only escaped because a Faerie forced me to jump through a fire portal into a realm of magic. Normal, right?

Just when I thought things couldn't get any weirder, I met him. The Fae prince. Eyes of jade, ebony hair, and a smile that made my knees weak. Too bad he was my mortal enemy sent to finish what the dragon started. 

Now, faced with parallel worlds, a daring escape plan, and an evil queen bent on taking over the universe, only one thing is for certain. I’m in way over my head.

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Winter's Captive

by Robin D. Mahale & Elle Madison

They thought she was a puppet they could manipulate. But this princess is no damsel in distress. 

Or at least she doesn’t want to be...

The black X of the Aramach marked the spot where Princess Charlotte’s life was destroyed. Her fiance has been kidnapped by rebel insurgents and war threatens to crumble her kingdom if he’s not safely returned. Somewhere in the midst of her inner circle, traitors are plotting to prevent their two kingdoms from uniting. Deciding it’s time to take matters into her own hands, Charlie storms from the castle on a mission to save her betrothed. 

But the obstacles are many and her skills are few.

Due to her sheltered existence, she knows nothing of her own kingdom or how to survive in it. But time is running out. The drums of war have sounded. Fighting against rebels and assassins; Charlie must find a strength within herself she never knew existed. But will it be enough to bring her prince home and save the kingdom?

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When Wishes Bleed

by Casey L. Bond

One Prince. One Witch. One Fate. 

The upheaval in my life began the moment a prince stumbled into my house and asked me to read his fortune. Any other night, I might have made an excuse to get him to leave, but this was no normal visit. My fingers prickled to touch him. So, I granted his request by handing him a single wishbone. When he snapped it, the wish … bled. 

Hearing me suck in a shocked breath, he asked what it meant. Such an ominous omen could only mean one thing: his death was imminent. Fate revealed that he wouldn’t die of natural causes. Someone wanted him dead. Stunned by the revelation, the man I now knew as Prince Tauren disappeared into a night I feared he wouldn’t survive. 

The following day, I received an invitation to the castle. While it seemed the prince believed I could intervene and uncover who was plotting his death, his motives didn’t stop there. I was being summoned to join twelve other women in vying for the opportunity to be his wife and future queen. Going could mean jeopardizing my plans to reclaim my heritage and resurrect the House of Fate. But staying would guarantee Tauren’s death, and the blood of his wish would be on my hands.


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The Thorn Princess

by Bekah Harris

Ivy Hawthorne has always felt like an outsider, but now she is starting to wonder who—and what—she really is.

She can see people’s auras. Animals watch her wherever she goes, and worst of all, sometimes her dreams actually come true. 

But recently, things have gone from strange to downright bizarre. 

The animals have started following her. Strangers have started watching her. And when she gets angry or upset, inexplicable things are bound to happen. 

But the craziest thing of all is the sudden arrival of Barrett Forbes, a mysterious transfer student who finds her fascinating.

The more she gets to know Barrett, the more she learns about the dark truth behind her lonely, isolated childhood. As she digs deeper into her past, Ivy discovers the shocking realities about her lineage and where her destiny lies.   

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The Faerie Games (Book 1) 

by Michelle Madow

I’m Selena Pearce, and in the past few days I’ve been kidnapped by faeries, gifted with powerful magic, and forced by the gods to compete in a twisted game to the death.

Growing up on the magical island of Avalon should be great... but I have no magic to speak of. And my parents forbid me from leaving.

So when I sneak out to Earth for a night and meet a hottie named Julian with ice blue eyes that leave me breathless, of course I say yes to a date with him. But when Julian pulls me through a magical portal, I realize he isn’t human. He’s a half-blood fae sent to bring me to his realm of the Otherworld. Because apparently, I’m a half-blood fae, too. And I’ve been chosen to compete in the annual Faerie Games—a brutal, gladiator-like competition where half-bloods fight to the death.

Too bad I can’t get my new magic under control. But with all eyes on me, I only have two options: Die in the Faerie Games, or win and earn my freedom.

Now the other players—including Julian, who still captivates me even though I should hate him—better watch out. Because I’m determined to get home.

And I’ll fight anyone blocking my path to get there.

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