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By: Heather Renee and Lela Grayce
Even monsters can have human faces...
When Lavinia Maycott's home is attacked by villainous pirates, she isn't sure how to find peace being a survivor. With her family murdered, she has only one place to go. However, her betrothed's estate isn't the safe haven she was expecting.
Alone and running for her life, she finds acceptance with a small group of rebels intent on fleeing the island in search of safer territories. When that proves more difficult than any of them realize, Lavinia must choose between letting harm come to her new friends or sacrificing herself to save them.
It will take all of the courage Lavinia didn't know she had to make it off the island alive, but even then, vampires and pirates roam the seas, making nowhere safe.
Glass Kingdom (True Story of Cinderella)
(Fantasy and Fairytales Book 4)
by M. Lynn
A hidden princess is an obedient princess.
On the shores of Madra, tradition is law.
For Princess Helena Rhodipus, this means wearing masks to hide from common eyes.
For the people, it means bowing down to a king who cares little for them.
Wanting to rid herself of the rules holding her back, Helena escapes into the city, unrecognizable without her mask.
She only wants a taste of life outside her walls before returning to the only place she’s known, but she hadn’t counted on him.The boy who makes her forget about her brothers’ worries or her father’s wrath.
What if Dell is the freedom she’s been searching for her entire life?
As she begins to believe it’s possible to be both princess and normal girl, the kingdom she loves is thrown into chaos, and her once-solid family shatters, proving they’d been made of glass all along.
Dell Tenyson has nothing.
The unclaimed son of a dead merchant, he sleeps in the barn behind his step-mother’s grand house.
The life suits him. He only wants to get through each day and make it to the next.
Injured in a street fight, Dell wakes to find himself embroiled in a world of spies and plotting with an unknown girl right in the center of it.
He doesn’t know who she is or where she’s come from, but Dell vows to do whatever is necessary to protect her. Even if that means fighting in the halls of the palace or blowing apart the castle walls. Saving princes or battling raging fires.
A coup is coming to Madra, a battle for the kingdom’s very soul.
Maybe winning doesn’t mean saving the crown, but only surviving its fall.
Inspired by the Cinderella story, this is the fairytale as you've never seen it before.
Glass Kingdom is book one in a duology that is part of the Fantasy and Fairytales series.
Emerge: The Collection (Immortals of Indriell Collection)
by Melissa A. Craven
This collection includes the first five books of the award winning Emerge series plus over 200 pages of bonus content. The series continues with Emerge: The Heir (Book 4) available now.
From Emerge: The Awakening (book 1)
Allie has always thought of herself as a loner—until she moves to a new town and finds herself caught up in a dangerous world of immortality and power she never knew existed.
Surrounded by strange new friends and even stranger circumstances, the dark void of her past casts an ominous cloud over Allie’s new life. Sparks fly between Allie and Aidan as she finds herself drawn to him and his friends in ways she can’t explain.
As Allie approaches her sixteenth birthday, a latent Immortal power awakens deep inside her. She must learn to adapt to her power before it overwhelms her. But she’s sixteen years behind her peers, and as one of the most powerful Immortals of her generation, she has precious little time to catch up.
As her first gifts begin to emerge, Allie finds her footing, but she still feels like the normal mortal girl she always thought she was.
But there is nothing normal about Allie Carmichael.
Allie’s past harbors dark secrets she can't even fathom. Secrets that could not only change her life, but the lives of everyone around her.
Dragon Spirit: Cry of Revenge: Huntress High 1
by Cory Reynolds
"Oh, sweet Death, guide my talons to victory and stay for the feast."
The dragon swears revenge, but the story begins with the woman who rides him.
First year troops Morrigan and her dragon are the Benandanti's finest. She's a surgeon with a samurai sword, and who needs a gun when you've got a dragon?
When an evil alliance is formed between the witches and the demons, a glimpse into Morrigan's future could offer the hope that her people needs, but is the price too high for the Dragon Huntress?
Enjoy the story that begins the bond of vengeance, because everyone loves a good tale of revenge once in a while.
A little Golden Compass, a little Kill Bill, and a lot of dragon.
Elemental Thief (Ridley Kayne Chronicles, Book 1)
She's a thief. He's the guy she just stole from. Now they'll have to work together.
On an average night, seventeen-year-old Ridley uses her forbidden magic to steal from the wealthy and secretly give to those in need.
But tonight, someone follows her home—and ends up murdered outside her apartment.
The guy who happens to be too close to the scene?
Archer Davenport, heir to the city's largest fortune.
He's also the guy Ridley just stole from.
Archer reveals a dangerous truth: the artifact Ridley stole from him contains secrets that could put many lives in danger.
Which means Ridley has to get it back.
And Archer doesn't trust her to do it alone.
Together, they'll journey into the hidden parts of the city, searching for the artifact while Ridley tries to unravel the mystery of the murder.
She's determined to find answers.
Even if it means putting her own life at risk.
Step into Magic: Book 1
by Day Leitao
Not special. Not chosen. But she's got magical shoes.
14-year old Karina doesn’t know what she wants, but knows what she’s found—fascinating silver shoes. Fascinating, dangerous, and potentially evil. On the upside, they do bring cool visitors. When a princess invites her to go to Whyland and save her kingdom, of course she accepts. There’s that little “let’s destroy the shoes” detail she’s not crazy about, but hey, free trip, alternate world.
But Whyland is nothing like she expected. Karina finds herself stuck in a kingdom she doesn’t understand, with no clue on who to trust. Before saving anyone, she’d better save herself—if she figures out how.
To make matters worse, as much as the princess is fierce, determined, and brave, she'll jeopardize everything just to reconnect with her boyfriend, almost boyfriend, or whatever. And that might just be their doom.
Expendables (Book 1)
by Alison Ingleby
Two societies. A London divided. A history lost.
Aleesha is an Outsider. If the government find her they'll kill her. She's learned to survive by being smart, manipulative, and trusting no one. She dreams of a life Inside, with the father she's never known.
Trey is an Insider. On the run, he seeks sanctuary outside the Wall. But the world of the Outsiders is more desperate than he could have imagined. His only way out is to find out why he is being hunted.
Thrown together, Aleesha and Trey each make their own bargains to stay alive and discover the truth about their pasts. Tasked with an impossible mission, they must learn to work together if they hope to escape alive.
Myths and Mortals (Numina Book 2)
by Charlie N. Holmberg
Sandis has escaped Kazen’s grasp, but she finds herself unmoored, reeling from her thief friend Rone’s betrayal.
Kazen has been hurt but not stopped, and he’ll do anything to summon the monster that could lay waste to the entire world. Sandis knows she must be the one to stop him, but with her own trusted numen now bound to another, and finding herself with no one she can trust, she is in desperate need of allies. Rone seems determined to help her, but Sandis has no intention of letting him get close to her again. What she doesn’t know is how much Rone gave up to protect her. Or how much more he is willing to give up to keep her safe.
As chaos mounts, Sandis must determine whom to trust. After all, the lines between enemy and ally have never been less clear…and corruption lurks in the most unlikely of places.
Wings & Destruction (The Vampire and Angel Wars Book 1)
by G.K. DeRosa
First the vampires attacked.
Then the angels came.
Humans thought they were saved.
They were wrong.
Liv thought the immortals had already stolen everything from her until a warrior nephilim drops from the sky and snatches away the only person she has left. Now she must risk everything to rescue Asher from the dreaded angel tower.
Even if that means trusting Declan, a gorgeous stranger who saves her from a pair of ravenous vampires. As much as she hates to admit it, she needs him to survive the perilous trek south. Declan’s cunning, strong, and charming, but he’s definitely keeping secrets.
Those dark secrets, once revealed, will force her to question everything. Will Declan be the key to rescuing Asher or Liv's ultimate downfall?
Immortal Plunder (Pirates of Felicity Book 1)
by Kelly St. Clare
There are three types of people in the Exosian Realm—males, females, and pirates.
I’m a pirate. One with six overprotective fathers for a crew. And if I’m telling the honest truth, not just the pirate truth, having so many fathers is working pretty well for me so far.
When I’m caught eavesdropping on the pirates of Malice, they retaliate with violence, and my fathers become set on revenge. But simple payback cascades into shattering misfortune.
Unexplainable magical happenings and impossible creatures propel me toward a fate much darker than stealing plunder. A terrible beast drags forth horrible truths of my fathers’ pasts which call my entire life into question. Now, my sheltered upbringing is swelling into a furious storm that I must, for the first time in seventeen years, navigate without my crew.
An intense russet-haired landlubber seeks to help me. A savvy silver-eyed Malice pirate strives to hinder me. But the further I drift, the more I wonder—am I helping or hindering myself?
Can I stand on my own two feet to claim victory?
And if so. . .what will that victory cost?