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Myths of Immortality (The Sphinx) (Volume 3)
By: Raye Wagner
No one is allowed to love her, except the god who cursed her...
In the realm of the dead, there are no lies.
Hope Nicholas is desperate to believe that the truth will set her free from the bindings of Apollo's curse and allow her the freedom to choose who to love. But to get the truth, she must travel to the Underworld, a feat near impossible for the living. The gods there have their own agendas and, forced to forge alliances with the most unlikely allies, Hope will find that death is not the worst torment of the Underworld.
Athan Michael spent months chasing Hope, only to have her disappear once again. And when he discovers her destination, he knows the treacherous journey to the Underworld is one he cannot take alone. Forced to put aside his past with Xan and Dahlia, the three demigods embark on their own quest. But the past will not stay buried, and Athan must decide how much he's willing to sacrifice to help Hope break the curse.
Teeth of the Gods
(Unweaving Chronicles Book 1)
By: Sarah K. L. Wilson
Her world is unraveling - and she’s the reason why.
Adventurous Tylira is trapped in a life she didn’t choose and destined to be chained to an enemy general.
When she is summoned to Al’Karida she knows two things will happen: she will witness the beginning of the race for the Teeth of the Gods, and she won’t be one of the racers.
Or will she? Because Tylira isn’t exactly the kind of girl who listens to other people’s advice. She thinks she can figure out her own way to tap into her potential, and the race is just a bit too tempting to resist.
But with every move Tylira makes things seem to unravel more and more...
Can Tylira escape the future everyone else wants for her or will she destroy everything in her attempt to be free?
Queen Alpha (The NYC Mecca Series Book 2)
By: Jaymin Eve and Leia Stone
Arianna might have won the Summit and taken the crown of wolf shifters, but there is no time for her to settle into the royal life.
Something is off with the mecca and if she doesn’t fix it the fae might just make another earth side appearance.
Now she must work with the king of the bears to save both of their people. Which is easier said than done when he tempts her in every way and a relationship between them is forbidden. One slip up could cost her everything and in the NYC mecca someone is always watching.
(Return of the Darkening Book 1)
by Ava Richardson
Sebastian Smith has long been ashamed of his drunken father and poor upbringing, but then he’s chosen to train as a Dragon Rider at the prestigious academy. Thrust into a world where he doesn’t fit in, Seb finds a connection with his dragon that is even more powerful than he imagined. Soon, he’s doing all he can to succeed and not embarrass his new partner, Thea.
High-born Agathea Flamma intends to bring honor to her family by following in her brothers’ footsteps and taking her rightful place as a Dragon Rider. With her only other option being marriage, Thea will not accept failure. She’s not thrilled at her awkward, scruffy partner, Seb, but their dragon has chosen, and now the unlikely duo must learn to work as a team.
When Seb hears rumors that an old danger is reemerging, he and Thea begin to investigate. Armed only with their determination and the dragon they both ride, Thea and Seb may be the only defense against the Darkening that threatens to sweep the land. Together, they will have to learn to work together to save their kingdom…or watch it fall.
Slave (Book 1)
By: Laura Frances
There is no sun. There is no moon. There is only gray—the smog belched from coal-fueled factories. The Workers silently shuffle to their assigned posts. The Outcasts watch from the alley walls. On every corner, a Watcher stands stone-faced, a rifle in hand. This is the only life that exists. Beyond the mountains is a dream. But dreams are foolish in a place like this.
Hannah has spent nineteen years dodging Watchers and doing as she is told.
Do not look Watchers in the eye. Don't give them a reason to notice you.
But when she wakes to the valley exploding in revolution, Hannah is forced onto a dangerous path, where nothing is what she believed. Suddenly freedom is in her grasp, and the way there requires working with the men she fears most.
The Midnight Society (The Midnight Chronicles Book 1)
By Rhonda Sermon
Incredible powers. A world in danger. A girl humanity should fear…
Cate was always different. Five years of witness protection has made her an outcast. When the world and everyone except her seem to freeze at the bus stop one day, she feels more alone than ever.
As she tries to understand what’s happening, a group of teens appear out of thin air, lift the bus over their heads, and disarm a bomb placed underneath it. They seem surprised she can see them as they disappear once again.
After the mystery teens show up at her school the next day, Cate is drawn into a world of time travel and magic she never thought possible. It turns out she has powers of her own, but only she can decide whether she uses them for the forces of good or world-altering evil…
Girl of Fire: The Expulsion Project Book One
By: Norma Hinkens
ORIGIN. DESTINY. FATE. How far would you go to unravel the truth?
Trattora is the adopted daughter of the Chieftain on a primitive frontier planet. Velkan is an indentured serf who has never known a day of freedom. Forced to flee a terrifying invasion by Galactic Pirates, they find themselves thrown together on a ramshackle mining vessel that harbors more than one dark secret. Fate and chemistry combine when the pair’s matching birth bracelets lead them to a shocking discovery about their true lineage. Stakes rise when they uncover the classified Expulsion Project, and the devastating sacrifice their birth families made to spare their lives. Determined to save them from liquidation, Trattora and Velkan plunge headlong into a frantic race against time and space to take down the genocidal self-actualizing software that now controls large swathes of their home planet.
But will they navigate the treacherous dealings of the seedy Galactic underworld in time to rescue the families who loved them enough to let them go?
By: David Bernstein
Where will you stand at humanity's end?
The corporate abuse of youth with the special ability to manipulate reality is at its apex. A revolution to regain society has emerged and sixteen-year-old Leeyah is thrust in the middle of the war against the corporate controlled police.
Will a growing ability put her life at risk?
By: Kimberly Readnour
Heather Reiner has always felt like an outsider. And she doesn’t have a normal afterschool job, either. That’s because she’s got amazing psychic abilities that help the police, well, mostly Detective Tanner, track down dangerous criminals.
Heather has no choice but to embrace her gift of second-sight when her visions take a dangerous turn by revealing a government corruption. And if that weren’t bad enough, Heather learns that a local college student is missing, too.
When Heather tells Detective Tanner about her psychic intuition, he asks for her help solving the two seemingly unrelated cases. Yet the hostile police chief is convinced she’s a major fraud, and Heather doesn’t trust him.
With the help of Tanner and her hot new boyfriend, Heather decides to stop the criminals before they set their diabolical plan into motion. Unfortunately, this also makes her a prime target. But nothing could’ve prepared Heather for what she’ll have to face if she hopes to solve the mystery, or the potentially fatal consequences if she doesn’t...
In the Middle
by SJ Henderson
Girl moves to new town.
Girl meets Mr. Tall, Dark, and Handsome.
Cue Happily Ever After.
That’s how the story goes, right?
Except this is Lucy. The same Lucy whose stellar driving skills single-handedly wiped out both of her parents, leaving her with nothing but the suitcase in her hand and the screws in her skull. Not to mention that Mr. Tall, Dark, and Handsome—AKA Oliver—is just as annoyingly bossy as he is hot. According to Oliver, Lucy’s not safe in her new hometown, but he refuses to say why. He just gives her some lame warning about not going out after dark, like that’ll stop her.
When several townspeople vanish, the lethargic community springs to life, fearful of the danger lurking among them. The problem is that Lucy’s the last person to have seen any of the missing. Doesn’t exactly qualify her for the Neighbor of the Year Award.
Lucy’s already given up on Happily Ever After, but now she has two choices left: find out what’s happening in her new home, or become the next victim.