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Word Count: 35000

Summary: Also written by Karen Blakely, Jenniffer Lee, RA Gates, and Cheryl Mahoney You think you know the story – prince gets cursed, girl meets Beast, they fall in love and live happily ever after. If only it was that simple. But dating is tough even in the best of circumstances. Ever since the fateful day when we let that horrible Good Fairy into the castle, our lives have been on hold. When she turned our bad-tempered prince into a Beast, she lumped us, his loyal servants, into the curse too, just because she assumed his rude behavior was our fault. Theodore the butler should never have let her in, and the rest of us should have helped bar the door. Now Theodore is an armchair, and we’re all trying to carry on our duties as a piano, a coat rack, a bookcase and the like. At least we have Robert to clean up the pink sparkles piling in the corners from the Good Fairy’s curse, since he’s a mop now. We know we just need the Beast to fall in love to break the spell. We’re all doing whatever we can to help him find True Love, one visitor at a time, hoping the right person finally comes along–but will the Beast ever learn to love?

The Servants and the Beast Anthology
The Servants and the Beast

Kelly Haworth ...

June 28, 2019

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Summary: When a new witch threat rises, only Hunter Astley can stop them… In the face of dark magic and evil witches, a secret witch-hunting society works tirelessly to keep them at bay. The Malleus Maleficarum Council have strict rules and practises for eradicating magic. Due to their work, witches have been almost forgotten, relegated to myth; but rumours are starting to emerge of a new power that will throw the world into chaos. As the only 7th generation witch-hunter, Hunter Astley is the best the MMC has to offer. With the help of his colleagues, it’s a race to track down this new threat and stop them… in any way he can. Part one of the Witch-Hunter trilogy. Free download from most ebook retailers.

The Shadow Rises - K.S. Marsden
The Shadow Rises (Witch-Hunter #1)

K.S. Marsden ...

January 3, 2013

Word Count: 55,000

Summary: Morgan Murray is an easy, fun-loving guy. He excels at being a soldier, but never wanted more out of life. Somehow, he ends up in a position of authority on Dru's new ship, the Blue Sparrow. Now he has to deal with what he dreads most. Responsibilities. Dru and her crew are given the task of finding Wyatt Morrick and telling him about his father's death. Along the way, Morgan soon learns that responsibility can be painful, difficult, and frightening. It can also lead to something very special. Dr. Wyatt Morrick is in trouble. Big trouble. He and his medical crew are stuck on a planet under attack. He may not be a soldier, but he has patients and friends to worry about. With very few supplies left, something has to give for them to survive. The whole planet's future is at stake and he is stuck hiding in a cave. When Morgan saves Wyatt and his friends, the two men are given a gift, each other. Their love can't stop the Concord, though, and someone has to. Morgan has to grow and accept his responsibilities, and Wyatt has to move on from his father's death. That death just happens to be a little more complicated then Wyatt expected.

Soldier's Mate - C.W. Gray - Blue Solace
The Soldier's Mate

C.W. Gray ...

January 11, 2019

Word Count: 87200

Summary: Some stories are epic. The Earth is in a state of collapse, with wars breaking out over resources and an environment pushed to the edge by human greed. Three living generation ships have been built with a combination of genetic mastery, artificial intelligence, technology, and raw materials harvested from the asteroid belt. This is the story of one of them—43 Ariadne, or Forever, as her inhabitants call her—a living world that carries the remaining hopes of humanity, and the three generations of scientists, engineers, and explorers working to colonize her. From her humble beginnings as a seedling saved from disaster to the start of her journey across the void of space toward a new home for the human race, The Stark Divide tells the tales of the world, the people who made her, and the few who will become something altogether beyond human. This book is not a romance per se, but does have queer relationships.

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The Stark Divide - J. Scott Coatsworth
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J. Scott Coatsworth ...

July 10, 2020

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Summary: Once upon a time in a world where magic and technology collide with unexpected consequences… Even with her powers as a witch, Isabel cannot find a trace of her stepchildren. Desperate, she crosses the Old Forest, filled with as much malignant as benevolent magic, to reach the distant mountain kingdom she left as a young girl when her magical powers manifested. She soon realizes that a sinister creature holds the unsuspecting kingdom in thrall. It will take all she's able to give to save her children and the kingdom she once loved. What if the Brothers Grimm painted a wrong portrait of the stepmother in the original tale of “Little Brother, Little Sister”? The book includes a bonus story and the original fairy tale.

The Stepmother - Katharina Gerlach - Tales Retold
The Stepmother

Katharina Gerlach ...

December 24, 2014

Word Count: 108100

Summary: Starting on his reluctant odyssey with a small party of friends, the storyteller Jafar al-Sharif must cope with treacherous nomads, a desert djinn, a king of an underground realm and an army of animated corpses as he attempts to save the life of his beloved daughter. This is Book 2 of the Parsina Saga, a journey through a world of djinni, flying carpets and high adventure in exotic realms -- with the fate of the world at stake.

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The Storyteller and the Jann - Stephen Goldin - Parsina Saga
The Storyteller and the Jann

Stephen Goldin ...

Word Count: 104000

Summary:

Kuro’s true form makes him an outcast — and a deadly weapon.

Left for dead by his own mother, Kuro survived and grew up only by hiding the color of his fur. Society has been trained to fear — and kill on sight — foxes like him. When Ren stumbles into him trying to destroy the demons plaguing his kingdom, Kuro fears the end. Instead, the human boy proves himself a loyal friend. But when Kuro’s secret slips out, the Shogun sees only the weapon he needs to vanquish his enemies, including Ren. Now Kuro's chance at survival comes at the price of his only friend's life.

The Sun Prince Must Die - Olivia Perry - Tales of the Black Fox
The Sun Prince

Olivia Helling ...

January 1, 2020

Word Count: 75000

Summary: Be careful what you wish for … After eleven years trapped in the Spadros crime syndicate, 23-year-old private eye Jacqueline Spadros is an independent woman, free to run her investigation business. But her problems are only beginning. Deeply in debt, Jacqui is in danger from both the rogue Spadros men calling themselves “The Ten of Spades” and the ruthless Red Dog Gang — who may be one and the same. Jacqui is determined to find Black Maria, the key to the identity of the Red Dog Gang’s secretive leader. To survive long enough to do that, Jacqui needs a paying case. The one she's offered may put her in the most danger of all …

The Ten of Spades - Patricia Loofbourrow - Red Dog Conspiracy
The Ten of Spades: Part 5 of the Red Dog Conspiracy

Patricia Loofbourrow ...

October 1, 2019

Word Count: 81000

Summary: As a private eye closes in on her city's secrets, there are those who will go to any lengths to stop her. After the horrific events of our last chapter, Jacqui's in a medical predicament. If she wants to stay free from the Spadros crime syndicate, she has to find the cure for her condition - and time's running out. But just when Jacqui thinks she's found what she's after, she finds herself instead in a much bigger - and deadlier - situation. She's getting closer to discovering what mechanisms really lie beneath the city. And the Red Dog Gang isn't the only one who wants her stopped. Warning: on-screen death, captivity, child murder, terror, blood, bad language, smoking.  

The Three of Spades - Patricia Loofbourrow - Red Dog Conspiracy
The Three of Spades

Patricia Loofbourrow ...

October 1, 2021

Word Count: 70000

Summary: Jacqui faces her biggest mystery yet - and her greatest fear. A drive-by shooting leaves Jacqueline Spadros with little remaining support for the life she's built apart from her estranged husband Tony. As evidence grows that the Hart Family is behind the attacks, which up to now have been laid on the doorstep of the notorious Red Dog Gang, Tony brings formal charges against the Harts before the Commission. Jacqui wants to stop the Red Dog Gang and learn the truth about Charles Hart's obsession with her. But the truth is stranger than she ever imagined. And what she learns changes everything. This is chapter 7 of a 13-part future steampunk noir series. Please begin with The Jacq of Spades and read the books in order.

The Two of Hearts - Patricia Loofbourrow - The Red Dog Conspiracy
The Two of Hearts

Patricia Loofbourrow ...

June 1, 2021

Word Count: 70000+

Summary: Is there redemption after mass murder? Is there redemption after genocide? Is there redemption when one isn’t even seeking it? Brianna’Tal had been running for years, running from her past, from her sister She found peace and Isolation She was content and happy, or so she thought Until a freak accident brought a mysterious woman into her life Love was not part of the plan, nor was it something she understood, And certainly not something she deserved But it is what she got You may remember Brianna from M.R. Gross' first novel The Malevolent Witch. The Unfolding takes place some 5 years after The Malevolent Witch. We hear Brianna's story, her side of events, does her reasoning justify her actions? This is a stand alone novel, it can be completely enjoyed without reading The Malevolent Witch. Author Note: I've read books, watched tv and movies that supposedly had autistic characters, but the vast majority of them were written by non-autistic people/writers. Brie is autistic, and I believe I represented a Neurodiverse woman authentically.

The Unfolding - M.R. Gross
The Unfolding

M.R. Gross ...

May 25, 2019

Word Count: 78,000

Summary: A new year has begun, and the annual Sower’s Festival gala is brimming with Dockhaven’s elite and their entourages. Some attend for the spectacle, some for the exotic indulgences, some to augment or gamble away fortunes. Others come to play opening moves in more subtle competitions, ones that will not realize their endgames for months to come. After a winter of convalescence, Aliara Rift wonders whether she is ready to return to the Thung Toh and if her remade body will betray her. Her mate, Duke Sylandair Imythedralin, has many concerns, the foremost being the looming destruction of the only home in which the two of them have truly felt safe. Together they will thwart land barons, politicians, and assassins as they navigate their way through a single day in Ismae’s greatest port city. They Eat Their Own is the second Thung Toh Jig, a science fantasy action adventure following members of Ismae's preeminent covert organization as they execute contracts for Dockhaven's most powerful and ruthless citizens.

They Eat Their Own - Amanda K. King & Michael R. Swanson - Thung Toh
They Eat Their Own

Amanda K. King , Michael R. Swanson ...

May 19, 2020

Word Count: Information not available

Summary:

Lucky Denver has wandering feet, sticky fingers and an unreliable moral compass—he’s never had a home and he’s not so sure he cares about what he’s missing.

Arnold Kreed who runs a small-town B&B knows what a home should be. So does his home, The Oaks—aka Mildred—and she has some very definite opinions on who should stay and who should go.

Mildred wants Lucky to stay—and while Kreed is surprised, he can’t really blame the old girl. He’s getting sort of attached himself. Lucky might be fine with the house’s eccentricities, but he’s not so sure Kreed will be fine with the man attached to Lucky’s real name. When Kreed falls ill, Lucky needs to make a decision—wander away like he’s always done or stay and be his better self. Kreed’s hoping he’ll stay—and so is The Oaks, and Mildred has a way of getting what she wants.

Thief In the Light - Jaime Samms - Bed, Breakfast and Beyond
Thief in the Light

Jaime Samms ...

April 15, 2020

Word Count: 130,000

Summary: Under the dirty streets of Ismae’s greatest port city, an old nightmare waits for Sylandair and Aliara, one that is stealing Dockhaven’s children, one only they can end. When the pair escaped their owner and abuser years ago, they left him behind in a ball of blue flame, but as more children disappear near the city’s desalinization plant, their suspicions turn to the predator they believed dead. Accompanied by their less-than-reliable puka scout Schmalch, they delve into the forgotten depths of the patchwork city. Their search will lead to a twisting world of corruption and experimentation, uncover horrors greater than any they imagined, and summon memories they never wanted to exhume. A dark science fantasy action-adventure horror, Things They Buried is the first full-length novel of Ismae, a world where science sometimes appears as magic and history as myth, where monsters make themselves and heroes are wholly unintentional. This novel contains adult themes and violence.

  • Named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2019
  • Imadjinn Awards Best Fantasy Novel, Imaginarium Con 2020
  • Independent Book Publishers Awards (IPPY) Gold Medalist (Fantasy)

Things They Buried - Amanda K. King & Michael R. Swanson - Thung Toh
Things They Buried

Amanda K. King , Michael R. Swanson ...

February 19, 2019

Word Count: 36000

Summary:

“Wanna know what sucks most about an apocalypse? You don’t get to pick which kind you get!”

Surviving a worldwide plague can lead to unlikely alliances, especially in Hanning County.

It's hard enough for Ashley Korrs keep the tribe of young survivors alive and together, but the pressure is on to learn all she can from their unlikely sage, Toby Cracken, the handyman, before he succumbs to his mental decline. When Toby is snatched by a violent gang, Ashley must consider cozying up with old adversaries to rescue him. Adversaries like the notorious MacKenzie Tanner—a girl as manageable as a wolverine stuck in a water bucket with the lid on—and her twin outlaw boyfriends who may be the chaos needed to free Toby... if Ashley can keep the whole thing from going off the rails.

Dirty secrets are exposed as the truth comes to light in this story of small town reputations, rivalries, and survival.

“Rich with pulpy apocalyptic dysfunction, ‘gritty’ is not a raw enough description—put on your grown-up pants before taking this journey.”

Reader Advisory: This novella contains violence, explicit language, graphic sexual content, and gritty, adult situations; kinda like life.

This'N Apocalypse or Not? - CK Page
This'n Apocalypse Or Not?

CK Page ...

July 16, 2014

Word Count: Information not available

Summary: In Book 2 of The Fairville Woods series - the sequel to "From The Ashes" - the ghost of a little girl begins to haunt Lundy, in a stark reminder that Karel's curse has not been completely broken. Harlan is now a happy fixture in her life, unbeknownst to her parents, but the school year begins and she finds herself dealing with mean girls, popular guys, and troubled friends, as well as her developing physical relationship with Harlan. But even with Karel's coven gone, all is not right in Fairville - children are missing from the elementary school, and Harlan and Dr. Weinhelm sense an alarming presence in the town. Lundy begins to have dreams about a mad woman who has lost her children, while the little girl ghost leaves her clues she doesn’t understand. The vampires from the Smoky Mountains reluctantly arrive to help defeat a creature from ancient, frightening legends - one whose existence yields an unlikely clue to the new nature of Lundy's curse.

Through the Eyes - Simone Snaith
Through The Eyes

Simone Snaith ...

February 25, 2013

Word Count: 84000

Summary: Someone’s hunting the Ungovernable. And they’re not going to stop until every one of the crew is dead. When an enemy from ex-smuggler pilot Jez’s past reappears, determined to extract revenge, the crew of the Ungovernable have two options: fight, or run. But when a hyperjump gone wrong leaves the Ungovernable crippled, her weapons down and her cloaking disabled, their options become scarce indeed. As they scramble to repair the ship with rapidly-dwindling supplies and even more rapidly-dwindling oxygen, their pursuers are inexorably closing in. And if they’re going to survive, each of the crew will have to confront dangerous secrets from their past, before those secrets come back to destroy them. Time Bomb is the third book in R.M. Olson’s science fiction space opera series The Ungovernable. With a crazy, close-knit crew, plenty of humour, and loads of action, Firefly meets Ocean’s Eleven in this fast-paced, kick-ass, wickedly fun series.

Time Bomb - R.M. Olson - The Ungovernable
Time Bomb

R.M. Olson ...

July 15, 2020

Word Count: 89000

Summary: Cassie's life has never been simple. Orphaned at nine and raised by her grandfather, the past never left her alone. By the time she is seventeen she sees ghosts, hears disembodied voices, and events from history have a habit of rising up to haunt her. On a visit to the Castle Mall shopping centre in Norwich (UK), the past crashes on top of her. Cassie finds herself transported back to the early 1990s in the company of a woman she's never met. And the woman not only looks familiar but claims she's encountered Cassie many times before.

Time Portals of Norwich - David Viner
Time Portals of Norwich

David Viner ...

August 22, 2020

Word Count: Information not available

Summary:

Punching sorcerers, slinging spells, and trying not to get blown up. All in a day's work for the Office of Preternatural Affairs

Dashiel Rourke was never supposed to join the Office of Preternatural Affairs. He was nothing but a low-rung counterterrorism agent. A cog in the greater FBI machine. But when the poison gas attacks plaguing New York City turn out to be a little more magical than anyone expected...well, desperate times. And once he gets a lungful of that poison, it becomes personal. Now he's suited up with a magical sidearm, a seven-foot troll for a partner, and a whole lot of questions with not that many answers to go around. One thing he does know? Whoever or whatever is behind this mess, he's not going to stop until he can take them down. Even if that means hanging out with elves and hags for a little while. But Dash and the rest of the OPA don't know just how deep this goes...or how deadly the endgame is. If you like high-stakes FBI drama and higher stakes magic, check out Toxic Influence today.

Toxic Influence - Voss Foster
Toxic Influence

Voss Foster ...

June 6, 2019

Word Count: 71300

Summary: Space pirates harass interstellar shipping. On the frozen world of Gulag--where, for centuries, the Empire's worst traitors have been exiled--dangerous plots are hatching. Time is running out for agents of the Imperial Special Investigation Service to save the Empire from the most serious revolt in its centuries-long history.

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Traitor's World - Stephen Goldin - Agents of Isis
Traitors' World

Stephen Goldin ...