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Don't miss out on these fantastic reads, available in the Kindle Unlimited libraryand for purchase on Amazon.com
The Magestaff (The Seven Kingdoms Book 1)
by Cordelia Castel
As the clock ticks closer to midnight, can Cendrilla escape her enemies and put an end to the chaos?
Cendrilla Perrault isn't much of a catch. She's not elegant, graceful, charming or hospitable and she's stuck in a life of serving her stepsisters and emotionally abusive "mother." Cendrilla can't wait to come of age and inherit her beloved mansion - and finally make her own choices.
However, Mother has a different plan. After striking up a betrothal with serial wife-killer, Lord Bluebeard, Cendrilla makes a run for her life.
She navigates the United Kingdom of Seven with her new companion, Jack, and encounters the enchantment and danger of magic. With Lord Bluebeard's henchmen on their heels, they must brave the elements and a myriad of hostile inhabitants to find sanctuary within the capital's high walls.
The Magestaff is an action-packed re-imagination of the classic Cinderella story. It blends fairytales, mythology, and centuries-old folklore into an adventure that turns every damsel-in-distress legend on its head.
Magictorn (Dragons and Druids Book 3)
by Leia Stone
Sloane finds herself captured, and in the presence of the evil druid Ardan. It will take all her cunning trickery and help from friends in order to break free. Now the real work begins. A war has begun and Sloane won’t stop until it ends with her and Logan’s happily ever after.
*Language warning- Sloane has a potty mouth. 16+ up recommended reading age.
The River Witch
by Helena Rookwood
The Kingdom of Faerie has been sleeping for centuries, through the ages of iron and metal and glass. But now technology has failed, the digital world is over and, finally, something has disturbed the fae from slumber…
Tabitha is a misfit. She's hopelessly naïve, more comfortable in the pages of her books than talking to the other villagers, and spends most of her time chattering away to the river that runs through her village.
The rest of the village all agree – she is definitely odd.
But when the little folk start wreaking havoc and something old and terrible wakes up in the river, it falls to Tabitha to leave home in search of the fabled Iron City, home to the only humans who still have any memory of the fae and who might be able to help her village.
Tabitha wasn't born an adventurer. And with only a simple book of fairytales to help her navigate this strange new world full of faeries and sprites and pixies, she quickly finds herself way out of her depth...
The River Witch is the first in a new fairytale-inspired fantasy series set in post-technology Britain.
Faerie is waking up again – don't miss it when it does.
Dragon Raider (Sea Dragons Trilogy Book 1)
by Ava Richardson
Will adapting to a changing world make one young woman lose touch with where she came from?
Far from the kingdom of Torvald, on the Western Isles near the coast, Sea Dragons rule the skies. Lila is the daughter of the Raider leader, destined to take his place one day aboard their plundering ships. Her people value only what shiny trinkets they can get their hands on, but she aspires to much more than that: Lila wants the Raiders to become Dragon Mercenaries, dragon riders who help protect merchant fleets and navies from attack. Her father Kasian is skeptical, but a young monk named Danu—with a quest of his own—comes bearing a prophecy claiming that Lila is the lost heir of Roskilde, a born Dragon Rider.
With Danu’s guidance, Lila finds the unruly dragon she’s destined to bond with—but the mismatched pair soon learn that much more than just their futures is at stake.
Ruthless Magic (Conspiracy of Magic Book 1)
by Megan Crewe
In the contest to keep their magic, the only options may be die... or kill.
Each year, the North American Confederation of Mages assesses every sixteen-year-old novice. Some will be chosen. The rest must undergo a procedure to destroy their magical ability unless they prove themselves in the mysterious and brutal Mages' Exam.
Disadvantaged by her parents' low standing, Rocío Lopez has dedicated herself to expanding her considerable talent to earn a place in the Confederation. Their rejection leaves her reeling—and determined to fight to keep her magic.
Long ashamed of his mediocre abilities, Finn Lockwood knows the Confederation accepted him only because of his prominent family. Declaring for the Exam instead means a chance to confirm his true worth.
Thrown into the testing with little preparation, Rocío and Finn find themselves becoming unlikely allies—and possibly more. But the Exam holds secrets more horrifying than either could have imagined. What are the examiners really testing them for? And as the trials become increasingly vicious, how much are they willing to sacrifice to win?
The first in a new series by USA Today bestselling author Megan Crewe, Ruthless Magic combines the magic of Harry Potter with the ferocity of The Hunger Games alongside a poignant romance. Fans of Cassandra Clare and Holly Black, look no further for your next urban fantasy fix.
The Lost Witch (The Coven: Elemental Magic Book 1)
by Chandelle LaVaun
I thought magic was make believe...but I was way wrong.
I was nobody. No matter how hard I tried, I never fit in with anyone at my high school. Now I know why.
Turns out I'm a witch. A scary powerful one, too. Except The Coven that claimed me won't teach me how to use my magic.
Suddenly, I'm selected by the Goddess to hunt down a mythical locket needed to save the world from destruction. The only person who actually tries to help me is the alarmingly attractive Tennessee. He has immeasurable power and breathtaking mismatched eyes. I'm drawn to him on a level I can't explain...and he's forbidden from getting too close to me.
When the quest takes an unexpected dangerous turn, I have to improvise. This supernatural world is unraveling at my fingertips and I need to master my magic fast. If I don't, I could get everyone I care about killed...
Featuring a kickass heroine, forbidden love, and magic you’ll wish was real, fans of The Mortal Instruments, Twilight, or Harry Potter will love Chandelle LaVaun’s brand new urban fantasy series!
Prophecy of Darkness (Legends of the Tri-Gard Book 1)
by M. Lynn and Michelle Bryan
A power he doesn't believe in.
An enemy preparing for war.
A prophecy he cannot allow to come true.
Trystan’s destiny has been foretold. He is the prince who will bring magic back to the kingdom.
To him, magic is a fairytale. To his people, it’s their only chance.
Twenty years ago, the power was drained by the very people meant to protect it: the legendary Tri-Gard.
If Trystan is going to bring hope to his kingdom, he must reunite the three who betrayed them.
The problem? The Tri-Gard has been in hiding since the day he was born.
From USA Today Bestselling authors Michelle Bryan and M. Lynn comes a fantasy where princes are stubborn, betrayal stings even the coldest hearts, and the only thing that can break a princess is falling in love.
by Kyra Gregory
It doesn't take a village to raise a queen. But it does take a fighter to grow into one...
After a long, peaceful period in Lionessa, Princess Sybelle rises to the throne in a kingdom now marked by war. Her inexperience is mocked, and her sickly brother is used as a pawn in a political game that threatens to take what is rightfully hers.
Ruthless determination is the pedestal on which stands a feared and respected Queen...
When King Nero of Evrad calls for her to marry his son, Sybelle knows what she must do to maintain control, but doing so will unleash a wickedness within her that could potentially prolong the war or cause her to lose her kingdom.
Sybelle is ready to fight tooth and nail and, despite her initial hesitation, she quickly learns ways to counter the dangers that surround her. But is her will strong enough to ensure her ultimate survival?
Rose Petal Graves (The Lost Clan Book 1)
by Olivia Wildenstein
Founded two centuries ago by a powerful tribe of Gottwa Indians, Rowan was a quiet town, so quiet that I fled after graduation. Staying away was the plan, but Mom died suddenly.
Dad said she suffered a stroke after she dug up one of the ancient graves in our backyard, which happens to be the town cemetery.
Creepy, I know. Creepier still, there was no corpse inside the old coffin, only fresh rose petals.
As we made preparations for Mom’s burial, new people began arriving in Rowan, unnervingly handsome and odd people.
I begged them to leave, but they stayed, because their enemies”"my ancestors”"were beginning to awaken.
Actualized: Book #3 in the Configured Trilogy
by Jenetta Penner
It comes down to one choice... save the world or save the ones you love.
Read the exciting and emotional conclusion to the Configured Trilogy.