Best of
Adventure

2018

A Hole New World


PopularMMOs - 2018
    Minecraft-inspired YouTube star PopularMMOs brings everyone’s favorite characters to life in a thrilling adventure to save their friend, battle the undead, and escape the hole new world they’ve crashed into with one unfortunate misstep. Fans of DanTDM: Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal and Zach King: My Magical Life will love this PopularMMOs graphic novel adventure, filled with hilarious jokes, thrill-a-minute action, and beloved characters.  When Pat and Jen stumble into a hidden hole while playing hide-and-seek, they find that they’re trapped in a dangerous underworld and that their good friend, Bomby, has been kidnapped! Now it’s up to our daring duo and their “friend” Carter to battle the zombies, find the castle, and get back home before it’s too late.Can Pat and Jen find Bomby and flee the underworld before they get zombified by the evilest villain of them all—Evil Jen?One of the most popular YouTubers in the world, with over 14 million subscribers and 10 billion views, PopularMMOs brings together one magical unicorn, one talking cloud, an enormous golem, a dimwitted ship captain, and one oblivious cat in this heart-stopping adventure, as Pat and Jen try to rescue their friends from the zombie-filled new world they’ve fallen into with a single regrettable stumble.

Nowhere Boy


Katherine Marsh - 2018
    Newly arrived in Brussels, Belgium, Ahmed fled a life of uncertainty and suffering in Syria, only to lose his father on the perilous journey to the shores of Europe. Now Ahmed's struggling to get by on his own, but with no one left to trust and nowhere to go, he's starting to lose hope. Then he meets Max, a thirteen-year-old American boy. Lonely and homesick, Max is being bothered by a bully at school, he doesn't speak a word of French, and just can't seem to do anything right. But with one startling discovery, Max and Ahmed's lives collide, banding the boys together to help Ahmed survive. As their friendship grows, Ahmed and Max defy the odds, learning from each other what it means to be brave, and how hope can change your destiny. Set against the backdrop of the Syrian refugee crisis, award-winning author Katherine Marsh delivers a gripping, heartwarming story of resilience, friendship and everyday heroes.

Last Call: A TempleVerse Anthology Book 1 (TempleVerse Anthologies)


Shayne Silvers - 2018
     Collins—Quinn’s prequel novella to the Phantom Queen Diaries. Beerlympian—Gunnar’s bachelor party. Get ready for some shenanigans… You might need a drink just to comprehend the insanity. Motherlucker—Feathers and Fire #4.5 / Phantom Queen Diaries #3.5 Coming-of-age can be an awkward time in any young person's life. Hormones flair. Hair grows in weird places. Wrestling becomes foreplay. But at no point in any would-be adult's life is the transition more obvious than the 21st birthday—an American tradition as rich as drinking to celebrate other cultures. But for some, this transcendent experience is rockier than others.For Aria and Sonya, weredragon sisters and birthday girls, it's about to be downright turbulent.Head out for a night out on the town with Callie Penrose, Quinn MacKenna, Othello, and the Reds as they do their best to break the "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas" adage by taking on the leprechaun mafia, hitting on Johnson Beaver, avoiding were-strippers, donning Dorian Gray's clothing line, robbing a bank, and drinking everything they can get their hands on, of course. If these girls thought Lady Luck was on their side, they should have known better.Because in Vegas, the House always wins... Collins—Phantom Queen Diaries #0—prequel novella Every story has a beginning, but not every story has a happy ending. When you live in Boston, you make peace with that, or you find another town. A softer, gentler town. But Quinn MacKenna—a black magic arms dealer just coming into her own—isn't a soft, gentle person, and Boston suits her just fine. Which is why, after getting caught up in the middle of a kidnapping case, she sticks around for a night of blood and mayhem guaranteed to give her new nightmares.Walk with Quinn as she and her old friend, Jimmy Collins, reconnect, forging a new bond of friendship under fire, even as their very beliefs are put to the test. Prepare yourself for wizardry and ritual, for victims and violence. For walking corpses and cleansing fire. Prepare yourself for the worst of what Quinn's world has to offer.Because when the things that go bump in the night come out to play, sometimes you have to bump back... Beerlympian—Nate Temple #5.5 There comes a moment in every man’s life when he chooses to settle down with the love of his life. To put all those childish games and hobbies away to focus on building the rock-solid foundations of a true, everlasting, committed relationship—marriage.Gunnar Randulf, the Alpha werewolf of St. Louis and Nate Temple’s best friend is ready to make that plunge. But before the wedding bells chime…It’s bachelor party time.Join Nate, Alucard, Achilles, and the Minotaur as they rip through New Orleans on a last-ditch effort to ruin Gunnar’s life—erm, remind him why he loves his fiancée so much—with a Stag Night scavenger hunt marathon that introduces them to ungodly amounts of alcohol, mermaids, major felonies, Nicolas Flamel, ridiculous drinking rule

The Land of Stories: The Ultimate Book Hugger's Guide


Chris Colfer - 2018
    A behind-the-scenes, comprehensive look at the #1 New York Times bestselling series.A combination travel guide, encyclopedia, and exciting fan compendium, this ultimate guidebook includes sections such as "Who's Who," "Places to Go," and "Trinkets, Treasures, and Other Things" that explore the backgrounds and histories of the many characters, places, and magic items throughout the beloved Land of Stories series.This book also includes bonus chapters, insider information about the series, and more, including sketches from the author, "Secrets from the Land of Stories," and "Chris's Top Ten Tips for Writers."Perfect for new and mega-fans alike, this full-color guidebook illustrated by series artist Brandon Dorman captures the magical ins and outs of the Land of Stories we know and love and delivers new, never-before-seen art and information sure to thrill and satisfy readers.

Death Becomes Her / Queen Bitch / Love Lost / Bite This / Never Forsaken / Under My Heel / Kneel or Die


Michael Anderle - 2018
     He needs to find someone to take over. He finds Bethany Anne. Unknown, untested and untried she sets out to accomplish the impossible while forging a new future.  One that no one knew was in danger.And she does it with an attitude that will make you stand up and cheer!They say a dress can make a woman, but in this case, the dress is Death, and Death Becomes Her very well indeed. Queen Bitch The UnknownWorld is reeling from change.  Bethany Anne has started to make a difference in the first week of being 'awake'. Now, America has been losing good men since their teams don't have a Vampire to help them and Frank is hoping Bethany Anne can, and will, help.Further, the American Pack Council is having internal problems with their own "young and dumb" Were's who want to ignore Michael's strictures.  With no one seeing Michael, the fear of the 'Boogeyman' is starting to recede. Love Lost When one of Bethany Anne's loved one gets caught in the crossfire between her and the Forsaken, she goes rabid in rage. She doesn't believe in seeking peace and harmony, but rather revenge and mayhem.Continuing the story of Bethany Anne and TQB team, Love Lost picks up after Queen Bitch. She works to complete both her business and military team leads and we meet Stephen's daughter Gabrielle as plans are made to exact revenge South of the Border.You don't touch one of Bethany Anne's loved ones and get away with it, no matter how far away you live. Bite This You take out one annoying vampire in revenge, and now you have to clean up the mess? What a pain in the ... something.Bethany Anne and crew are back! They need to grab a ship, figure out who is trying to dig into her businesses, get their hands around the potential for creating an A.I. and the ongoing mess with Anton and South America.One of these days, she will get a break. Fortunately for us, it wasn't today. Never Forsaken Life is beyond dangerous when you are caught up in the ongoing war between Bethany Anne's group and the Forsaken. Both Vampires and Humans have been targeted, but if there is one thing that those who work with Bethany Anne learn, it is you are NEVER FORSAKEN. Under My Heel Europe is erupting is tension and violence.David is only adding to the conflagration by setting a trap, one that our team will trip to save those people still alive.

Step by Step


Simon Reeve - 2018
    After a decade spent making more than 80 programmes he has become a familiar face on British TV, well known for his extraordinary journeys across jungles, deserts, mountains and oceans, and to some of the most beautiful, dangerous and remote regions of the world. But what most people don't know is that Simon's own journey started in a rough area of Acton, West London where he was brought up and left school with no qualifications. For the first time he will tell his life story with a book rich in anecdotes to entertain and inform readers about some of the most fascinating (and often dangerous) places in the world and what it took to reach them.

The Awakening: Fate in Motion


Suzanne Boisvert - 2018
    Manipulating the dark side of humanity and controlling many government leaders. he has now found the way back in. But, what does he really want? When Lanie Montrose ascended to the top of the music charts she felt an even deeper void within. Just when she began to feel free from the shackles of fame, she finds herself locked in a strange hospital with no idea of how she got there. Hidden memories emerge of an age-old foe from a distant world overwhelming her with more questions about her past and fate. Dr. Suki Carter has never been able to settle the desire to protect her lost and lonely patient, Lanie. Then, one touch of her grandfather’s clock opened a new consciousness. Lanie is not who she says she is and there is something otherworldly about that eerie clock. On the East Coast, a secret journal is found with bizarre entries reminding CIA agent James Sinclair of the unbelievable conspiracy stories from his estranged mother. Alien Beginnings…The shadow government... Now, his sceptic mind needs answers. Critical clues have been scattered, woven into the fabric of our history and genetic code. Powerful gifts are strategically hidden inside of us all. Our protectors have prepared for this moment. The Awakening has begun… Sar is close… Our fate is in motion.

Broken Promises (Past Imperfect Mystery Book 1)


Anne Willow - 2018
    The unexpected death of her favorite aunt sends Julia to the artist town of Grand Marais. There she starts to weave tattered threads into a new tapestry while rediscovering her love of sketching and running the antique shop, Past Imperfect. Everything is just starting to go right when a mysterious package arrives bearing an antique letter opener arrives. Julia's natural curiosity is piqued but before she can untangle the mystery it's found embedded in Tom Peterson's chest. The tapestry of her new life begins to unravel as she is named a prime suspect. Now, left with few clues and a past not willing to let her go, Julia works to solve the mystery and the murder. Infidelity through time and a curse that only she can break - once she figures out how.

A Bright Shore


S.M. Anderson - 2018
    In 2031, holding to the concept of Individual Liberty can get you killed. Western Civilization is in collapse, a process led and driven by the world's leading supposed democracies, our own included. What was once the western world's guiding light of Liberty is quickly being replaced by state sponsored serfdom under the guise of a global economic re-set done in the name 'the workers.' The people of The Program have seen the unfettered growth of government power coming for decades and they've worked in secret since the 1950's on engineering their way around and through the multiverse established by Quantum theory. They aren't perfect and they've lost the political fight to the left's government power and to the right's corporate statism. The world's people have been force fed a political chasm between left and right for so long they don't recognize that the governments themselves drive this supposed battle while ensnaring everyone. Those that see the truth, people from nearly every country on the planet, have banded together in secret knowing they can't win. Not on this world. They're leaving… but new destinations rarely mirror the guide book. The thing about a new empty world is that they may not be the only ones willing to fight for it. Kyle Lassiter has seen the worst the world can offer from behind a gun for the last fifteen years, fighting terrorists and revolutionary movements in an unending global conflict that his own government has no intention of winning. Forced out of the Special Forces and the military he volunteered for, he is sent a federal subpoena to report for work at the New Civilian Works Administration. Turns out the Government feels his readjustment back to the civilian world needs to take place via federally mandated guidelines. Ignoring the subpoena, he's on his way to a foreign consulate to sign up as mercenary, and leave the US behind like so many of his brothers in arms have already done. Before he goes, he attends one last job interview, with a company everyone has heard of. An interview unlike anything he's imagined is followed by a job offer that he can’t believe or possibly turn down. A debut novel, the first in a series from a former CIA operations officer who has decided that his lifelong writing habit/hobby/obsession is more fun than "real" work.

Erebus: The Story of a Ship


Michael Palin - 2018
    He explores the intertwined careers of the men who shared its journeys: the organisational genius James Clark Ross, who mapped much of the Antarctic coastline and oversaw some of the earliest scientific experiments to be conducted there; and the troubled Sir John Franklin, who, at the age of 60 and after a chequered career, commanded the ship on its final journey. And he describes what life on board was like for the dozens of men who stepped ashore in Antarctica’s Victoria Land, and for the officers and crew who, one by one, froze and starved to death in the Arctic wastes as rescue missions desperately tried to track them down. To help tell the story, he has travelled to various locations across the world – Tasmania, the Falklands, the Canadian Arctic – to search for local information, and to experience at first hand the terrain and the conditions that would have confronted the Erebus and her crew. Illustrated with maps, paintings and engravings, this is a wonderfully evocative and epic account, written by a master explorer and storyteller.

And Now For Something Completely Different


Jodi Taylor - 2018
    What's the most exciting thing ever found in a fire bucket? And don't say 'fire' because you'll be wrong. Suppose - just suppose - it was the technology to take a pod to Mars? Yeah, now we're talking! Every Christmas, for reasons which seem good at the time - especially after an eggnog or two - Max and the others leap into the nearest pod and indulge in their illegal Christmas jump. It's a tradition. This year, however, just to be different, they find themselves part of someone else's illegal Christmas jump. It's time to don a spacesuit and bring your own urine!

50 Shades of the USA: One woman's 11,000 mile cycling adventure through every state of America


Anna McNuff - 2018
    It was almost a whisper. ‘What are you doing here?’ it said. ‘You are building a career, Anna,’ came the reply from another more sinister voice. ‘But are you building a life?’ said the soft voice again. And for that I had no answer." Disillusioned with corporate London life and with no previous experience as a long-distance cyclist, Anna decides to clamber atop a beautiful pink bicycle (named Boudica) and set out on an 11,000-mile journey on her own, through each and every state of the USA. Dodging floods, blizzards and electrical storms, she pedals side by side with mustangs of the Wild West, through towering redwood forests, past the snow-capped peaks of the Rocky Mountains and on to the volcanos of Hawaii. Along the way, she meets record-breaking grandmas, sings with Al Green at a gospel service and does her best to avoid becoming a grizzly bear's dinner. 50 Shades of the USA is a down-to-earth, heartfelt and hilarious account of an adventure through a country well-known, but far less well-understood. It is a stunning tale of self-discovery told through the eyes of a woman who couldn’t help but wonder if there was more to life, and more to America too.

The Breakthrough Series Box Set - Books 1-3


Michael C. Grumley - 2018
    Strange facts begin to emerge that lead naval investigator, John Clay, to a small group of marine biologists who are quietly on the verge of making history.With the help of a powerful computer system, Alison Shaw and her team are preparing to translate the first two-way conversation with the planet's second smartest species. But the team discovers much more from their dolphins than they ever expected when a secret object is revealed on the ocean floor. One that was never supposed to be found.Alison was sure she would never trust the military again. However, when an unknown group immediately becomes interested in her work, Alison realizes John Clay may be the only person she can trust. Together they must piece together a dangerous puzzle, and the most frightening piece, is the trembling in Antarctica.To make matters worse, someone from the inside is trying to stop them. Now time is running out...and our understanding of the world is about to change forever. Book Two - LEAP Facing the cold, clear glass, Alison Shaw stared nervously into the giant seawater tank.It was just one year ago that she and her team of marine biologists had stunned the world with their incredible breakthrough. And now, they were about to do it again.But an ocean away, something strange was unfolding. Along a lonely coast in South America, an experimental Russian submarine, long thought to have been dismantled, has suddenly resurfaced. And the U.S. Navy has taken notice, sending officers John Clay and Steve Caesare to investigate.The sub has been studying a group of unmarked soldiers. Disappearing into the jungle each night beneath the cover of darkness. Something has been discovered...something big.And it's about to fall into the wrong hands. Unless Alison Shaw and her team can find something that no one else can. Book Three - CATALYST In 1984 a doomsday vault was constructed on a remote island in the Arctic Ocean.Its purpose was to preserve Earth's genetic history in the event of a global catastrophe.Now, decades later, a second vault has been uncovered.This one resting where no one ever expected.And the problem is...it's not ours.Yet even more curious than the vault itself, is what lies inside.Seeds. Millions of seeds. Each with a genetic embryo untouched and perfectly preserved.Waiting.No one knows who built it. Or when.What we have managed to figure out is that whoever it was traveled an immense distance. For the sole purpose of hiding their genetic blueprints on Earth.But why?Now a small group of marine biologists and navy investigators have been assigned to find out. Before anyone else does.But Alison Shaw and John Clay are not prepared for what they are about to uncover.Beginning with the truth behind our own evolution.

Marine


Joshua Dalzelle - 2018
     Jacob Brown wasn’t even born yet the first time they attacked Earth. He was only fourteen the second time it happened. When Earth finally came together and fielded its first spaceborne military, Jacob didn’t hesitate to volunteer. Serving aboard a mighty starship, he’d be able to defend his planet—and his family—when, inevitably, they came again. Just as he’s about to graduate training, however, Jacob is approached by an officer from Naval Special Operation Command and given a choice: volunteer for a risky mission to a dangerous, lawless world, or give up his dream of serving in the military and go home. He has no idea why he’s being singled out in such an unusual manner, but now it's either agree to their demands or give up his dream of being on a starship. Soon, getting his career back on the right track will be the least of his concerns when it seems like everyone—and everything—he meets is trying to kill him. When he stumbles upon a secret most people on Earth are blissfully unaware of he realizes it's not just the aliens he needs to be worried about. "Marine" is the first book in the Terran Scout Fleet Series by the bestselling author of the Omega Force Series and Black Fleet Trilogy.

Swell: Sailing the Pacific in Search of Surf and Self


Liz Clark - 2018
    Instead, it is a path, a constantly evolving journey that directs where you go, how you live, and who you are.In 2006, Liz Clark decided to follow the path that surfing, sailing and love of the ocean had presented to her. Embarking on an adventure that most only dream of taking, she set sail from Santa Barbara, solo, headed to the South Pacific. Nine years later she is still following her path in search of surf and self and the beauty and inspiration that lies beyond the beaten path.In stories overflowing with epic waves and at the whim of the weather, Liz captures her voyage in gripping detail, telling tales of self awareness, solitude, connection to the earth, and really great surf spots.

Edge of Eon


Anna Hackett - 2018
     Sub-Captain Eve Traynor knows a suicide mission when she sees one. With deadly insectoid aliens threatening to invade Earth, the planet’s only chance of survival is to get the attention of the fierce Eon Warriors. But the Eon want nothing to do with Earth, and Eve wants nothing to do with abducting War Commander Davion Thann-Eon off his warship. But when Earth’s Space Corps threaten her sisters, Eve will do anything to keep them safe, even if it means she might not make it back. War Commander Davion Thann-Eon is taking his first vacation in years. Dedicated to keeping the Eon Empire safe, he’s been born and bred to protect. But when he’s attacked and snatched off his very own warship, he is shocked to find himself face-to-face with a bold, tough little Terran warrior. One who both infuriates and intrigues him. When their shuttle is attacked by the ravenous insectoid Kantos, Eve and Davion crash land on the terrifying hunter planet known as Hunter7. A planet designed to test a warrior to his limits. Now, the pair must work together to survive, caught between the planet and its dangers, the Kantos hunting them down, and their own incendiary attraction. Includes a preview of Galactic Gladiators #1, Gladiator. Eon Warriors Edge of Eon Touch of Eon (coming soon)

Sunny Side Up and Swing It, Sunny: The Box Set


Jennifer L. Holm - 2018
    The delightful Sunny Side Up and Swing It, Sunny, now available as a box set!Box set of the successful graphic novels Sunny Side Up and Swing It, Sunny.

The Ice Monster


David Walliams - 2018
    1 bestselling children’s author, David Walliams comes his biggest and most epic adventure yet! Illustrated by the artistic genius Tony Ross. This is the story of a ten-year-old orphan and a 10,000-year-old mammoth… Read all about it! Read all about it! ICE MONSTER FOUND IN ARCTIC! When Elsie, an orphan on the streets of Victorian London, hears about the mysterious Ice Monster – a woolly mammoth found at the North Pole – she’s determined to discover more… A chance encounter brings Elsie face to face with the creature, and sparks the adventure of a lifetime – from London to the heart of the Arctic! Heroes come in all different shapes and sizes in David Walliams’ biggest and most epic adventure yet!

This Treacherous Journey


Misty M. Beller - 2018
    She’s innocent of the dirty dealings her deceased husband orchestrated, but the angry townspeople didn’t stop to listen to her defense before she narrowly escaped with her life. Now, she and her twin brother, Joseph, must battle the mountain wilderness of the Rockies to reach Canada and the clean start she craves. But when a fall from the rocky cliff leaves Joseph wounded and weak, could the strange mountain man they encounter be God’s gift to see them to safety? Simeon Grant makes bad choices. His deceased wife and twin babies are lost to him now because of his reckless decisions, and the penance he pays by living alone in this mountain wilderness is only a small piece of what he thinks he deserves. When a city woman, heavy with child, appears on his doorstep with her injured brother, her presence resurrects the memories he’s worked so hard to forget. And when she asks for his help to travel deeper into the mountain country, he can’t help wonder why God would force him to relive the same mistakes he’s already suffered through. Or maybe taking these two to safety could be the way to redeem himself. But when their travels prove more treacherous than he imagined, Simeon finds himself pressing the limits of his ability to keep Emma and her brother safe. Can he overcome the past that haunts him to be the man she needs? Will Emma break through the walls around Simeon’s heart before it’s too late, or will the dangers of these mountains be the end of them all?

Salt & Stone


A.L. Knorr - 2018
    When those closest to her encourage her to let Antoni in on her secret identity, Targa is torn between the promise she made her mother when she was just a child, and the desire to be honest. Will she keep her secret, or reveal her true self to the man she loves?The last thing Targa and Mira want is to be separated, but Mira grows distant as the voice of the ocean becomes urgent, and its clear she is suffering. Will Targa and Mira's close-knit mother/daughter bond be strong enough to keep the irresistible call of the mermaid's salt-cycle at bay?When someone who shouldn’t be alive turns up, Targa and Antoni are sucked into a breathless, whirlwind adventure leading them leagues under the ocean’s surface where even Targa’s great powers cannot save Antoni from an ancient force neither of them saw coming. You will fall in love with these characters and wish the adventure would never end! Grab your copy and fall into a world of elemental magic, love, and mermaid lore like you’ve never experienced it before! Salt & Stone is a continuation of the Elemental Origins Series by award winning and USA Today Bestselling Author, A.L.Knorr. The Siren's Curse Series is best enjoyed if readers have read Born of Water and/or The Elementals. INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR: Q: What makes your writing special and different?A: I write cuss-free, no on-page sex fantasy stories featuring strong female protagonists, and themes of love, friendship, the environment (because its something I care deeply about), while delivering a fast-paced adventure. I’ve been told my writing is very cinematic and that readers can watch it play out on the screen of their mind in full-colour as they read. My Elemental Origins Series is non-linear, meaning it doesn’t have to be read starting at book 1, you can pick up any of the first 5 books and dive in because they all take place simultaneously.I believe its an authors job in today’s world to nurture empathy, help the reader live another life and feel what its like to be in someone else’s shoes. I try to write as believable a fantasy world as possible, with characters who value life and care for one another. My antagonists are often somewhat faceless for part of the story, providing mystery, and they are also not ‘just bad guys’, they’re people with their own world view one might understand, even if you don’t agree with it. Most of all, I just want to tell a great story and make readers feel something - I’m told I do a good job at that. Q: Aside from Salt & Stone, what other books do you write, and what order should I read them in? A: I also write the bestselling Elemental Origins Series that chronicles Targa and 4 other girls as they venture beyond the borders of their Canadian home and experience transformational supernatural summer adventures. I recommend reading Born of Water before reading Salt & Stone. If you like Melissa Meyer, Tamora Pierce, Leia Stone, Jaymin Eve, Cassandra Clare, Lauren Kate, Stephenie Meyer, Becca Fitzpatrick, or Michelle Madow, you will LOVE AL Knorr’s storytelling! A.L.

Omniscient Reader’s Viewpoint Volume 1


Singshong - 2018
    What does he do to survive? It is a world struck by catastrophe and danger all around.His edge? He knows the plot of the story to the end. Because he was the sole reader that stuck with it. Read his story to see how he survives!

Days of Panic


Jack Hunt - 2018
    As the lights go out and silence spreads over the city that never sleeps, four ordinary strangers; a bike messenger, a homeless person, a support rep, and an ex-convict must forge a connection in order to stay alive.When they realize the danger is far greater than they expected, they must embark on a perilous journey out of the city.Days of Panic is book 1 of an EMP, post-apocalyptic survival thriller series. It's a powerful, action-packed story about the ones we leave behind and the risks we must take to survive.

Lifeboat 12


Susan Hood - 2018
    He suspects his stepmother is glad to see him go, but his dad says he’s one of the lucky ones—one of ninety boys and girls to ship out aboard the SS City of Benares to safety in Canada.Life aboard the luxury ship is grand—nine-course meals, new friends, and a life far from the bombs, rations, and his stepmum’s glare. And after five days at sea, the ship’s officers announce that they’re out of danger.They’re wrong.Late that night, an explosion hurls Ken from his bunk. They’ve been hit. Torpedoed! The Benares is sinking fast. Terrified, Ken scrambles aboard Lifeboat 12 with five other boys. Will they get away? Will they survive?Author Susan Hood brings this little-known true World War II story to life in a novel in verse.

The Coordinates of Loss


Amanda Prowse - 2018
    Because the worst thing imaginable has happened. He isn’t there.In the dark and desperate days that follow, Rachel struggles to navigate her grief. And while her husband, James, wants them to face the tragedy together, Rachel feels that the life they once shared is over. Convinced that their happy marriage is now a sham, and unable to remain in the place where she lost her son, she goes home to Bristol alone.Only when she starts receiving letters from Cee-Cee, her housekeeper in Bermuda, does light begin to return to Rachel’s soul. She and James both want to learn to live again—but is it too late for them to find a way through together?

Mission: Her Protection


Anna Hackett - 2018
    Rescued by a covert, black ops team, she finds herself in the powerful arms of a man with scary gold eyes. A man who vows to do everything and anything to protect her… Dr. Rowan Schafer has learned it’s best to do things herself and not depend on anyone else. Her cold, academic parents taught her that lesson. She loves the challenge of running a research base, until the day her scientists discover the object in a retreating glacier. Under attack, Rowan finds herself fighting to survive…until the mysterious Team 52 arrives. Former special forces Marine Lachlan Hunter’s military career ended in blood and screams, until he was recruited to lead a special team. A team tasked with a top-secret mission—to secure and safeguard pieces of powerful ancient technology. Married to his job, he’s done too much and seen too much to risk inflicting his demons on a woman. But when his team arrives in the Arctic, he uncovers both an unexplained artifact, and a young girl from his past, now all grown up. A woman who ignites emotions inside him like never before. But as Team 52 heads back to their base in Nevada, other hostile forces are after the artifact. Rowan finds herself under attack, and as the bullets fly, Lachlan vows to protect her at all costs. But in the face of danger like they’ve never seen before, will it be enough to keep her alive. Includes a preview of Undiscovered (Treasure Hunter Security #1) Team 52 Mission: Her Protection (Lachlan and Rowan’s story) Mission: Her Rescue (coming Oct 2018) Mission: Her Security (coming Nov 2018 The Team 52 Romantic Suspense Series: Action Adventure Romance, Romantic Suspense, Military Romance, Contemporary Romance

Black Dog: A Christmas Story


Victoria Danann - 2018
    Black Swan heart can be expressed in four legged form. And there's no place like home.The Hawking family is at home at the Northern Ireland farm and wolf-dog kennel for Yuletide when Blackie goes missing. Instead of a joyous celebration of family and friends, Ram’s mate and elflings are beside themselves with fear and worry. As Song and Litha join the search, the story takes a turn into the dark world of dog fighting and the kidnapping of adult male dogs that match promoter criteria.Black Swan rarely gets involved in the mundane affairs of the world because that’s simply not their purpose, mission, or directive. But when Simon’s office is drowned in messages from retired knights insisting that Blackie is unofficially one of them and that an exception must be made, he relents and orders available personnel to assist B Team with a rundown.

Lost in the Crowd


M.J. Santley - 2018
    These events bring the book to life and give it a whole new meaning - a meaning that could never have been envisaged when the writing started in October 2015.It has been described as a brilliantly compelling quirky book of inspiration, coincidence, love, luck, loss, life, chance, opportunism, emotion, comedy, stupidity, amazement, danger, worry, survival, happiness, laughter, and WTF!See www.litcbook.com to learn more.Contains original artwork by chrisriversart.com.

The Guardian of the Realm


Geronimo Stilton - 2018
    Geronimo traveled to the castle to help figure out who took Princess Winglet and return her to her loving parents as quickly as possible. Would his training be enough to get him up to the task?

Princess of Dorsa


Eliza Andrews - 2018
     Princess Natasia is the eldest child of the Emperor Andreth, ruler of the Four Realms. If she were a boy, she’d be the unquestioned heir to the throne. But as a girl, her main duty in life is to marry someone her father can shape into his successor. Everything changes when an unknown would-be assassin nearly takes Tasia’s life. Someone wants to destabilize the Empire — but who? Was the assassin aligned with the power-hungry Western lords, who have always rebelled against the Emperor? Was he hired by the barbarians in the East, who are fighting against the Empire’s subjugation? Or was he a member of the mysterious Cult of Culo? Unsure of whom he can trust, the Emperor realizes that his daughter might be his best option for an heir. There hasn't been a female heir to the throne in living memory, but as palace intrigue becomes increasingly dangerous, the reckless, rebellious, and stubborn princess suddenly has to face the responsibility of learning to lead. Will she rise to the occasion? Or will the Empire fall at the hands of one of its many enemies? For fans of epic fantasy… with an LGBTQ twist.

The 1,000-year-old Boy


Ross Welford - 2018
    The astonishing, beautiful new story for all readers of 10 and over from the bestselling and Costa-shortlisted author of TIME TRAVELLING WITH A HAMSTER.There are stories about people who want to live forever.This is not one of those stories.This is a story about someone who wants to stop…Alfie Monk is like any other nearly teenage boy – except he’s 1,000 years old and can remember the last Viking invasion of England.Obviously no one believes him.So when everything Alfie knows and loves is destroyed in a fire, and the modern world comes crashing in, Alfie embarks on a mission to find friendship, acceptance, and a different way to live…… which means finding a way to make sure he will eventually die.Obviously no one believes him.

Hellhound Blues: A Brew & Chew Adventure


Orlando A. Sanchez - 2018
     When the bond Peaches shares with Simon is interrupted, Peaches knows something is wrong. He must locate Simon before his body begins to expand. With nowhere to turn, Peaches visits their new next-door neighbor, Cecelia, an eight-year-old ice mage, and Tristan’s new apprentice. Cecelia’s guardian, Rags, a Garmr hound informs them they need an experienced mage to help them find Simon. Peaches knows just who to call and locates Frank, a thorny dragon with a bad attitude and magical ability. Together, they must locate Simon before it’s too late and Peaches grows to the size of a bus. Worse, it’s been thirty minutes since Peaches last had a sausage and he’s getting hungry… Leap into a new adventure with the Brew & Chew crew and discover why…meat is life!

The Opening Chase


Cap Daniels - 2018
    As Chase navigates the Caribbean, he’s pursued by a beautiful Russian SVR officer who is trained and prepared to find, interrogate, and kill him if necessary. He learns exactly how deadly the realm of international espionage can be when duty and love collide.

The Nebula Secret


Trudi Trueit - 2018
    But for Cruz, there's more at stake. No sooner has he arrived at the Academy than he discovers that his family has a mysterious past with the organization that could jeopardize his future. In the midst of codebreaking and cool classes, new friends and augmented reality expeditions, Cruz must tackle the biggest question of all: Who is out to get him, and why?Readers can get in on the excitement with puzzles and codes embedded throughout.

First Song, Book One


Blaise Corvin - 2018
    Humanity has been brought to its knees. Like other survivors, Noah Henson has heard rumors of the Aelves. Among other guesses, predatory aliens seem as good as any other theory for what caused the Shift. But for Noah, everything else takes second place to survival, sometimes even self-respect…or any sort of decency. Lawless, post-apocalypse America had forced Noah to make many difficult decisions, and he has never seemed to choose correctly. However, despite hating himself, he doesn’t have the strength or the courage to change. He will get a lucky break in a big way, though—a mysterious orb with otherworldly power. In time, perhaps Noah will find another path. And if he does die during the Shift, maybe it won’t be the end of his story. Sometimes, another chance can be an opportunity for redemption.

Tilly and the Bookwanderers


Anna James - 2018
    A curl-up-on-the-sofa debut from a uniquely talented author.Eleven year-old Tilly has lived above her grandparents' bookshop ever since her mother disappeared shortly after she was born. Like the rest of her family, Tilly loves nothing more than to escape into the pages of her favourite stories.One day Tilly realises that classic children's characters are appearing in the shop through the magic of `book wandering' - crossing over from the page into real life.With the help of Anne of Green Gables and Alice in Wonderland. Tilly is determined to solve the mystery of what happened to her mother all those years ago, so she bravely steps into the unknown, unsure of what adventure lies ahead and what dangers she may face.

Guardians of the Taiga


Stacy Plays - 2018
    The first in a new Minecraft-inspired fantasy adventure series! Stacy was raised by wolves. She’s never needed humans to survive and, from what she sees of humans, they’re dangerous and unpredictable. For as long as she can remember, Stacy’s pack of six powerful, playful wolves—Addison, Basil, Everest, Noah, Tucker and Wink—have been her only family.  Together, Stacy’s pack patrols the forest to keep other animals safe, relying on her wits and each wolf’s unique abilities to accomplish risky rescue missions. But as the forest changes and new dangers begin lurking, are Stacy and the wolves prepared for the perils that await them?Fans of DanTDM: Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal and the Warriors series—plus shows like Ranger Bob—will love this Minecraft-inspired adventure.

Fractured Stars


Lindsay Buroker - 2018
     She’s proud of her success and that she owns her own spaceship, especially since she struggles to understand human motivations, can’t tell when people are lying to her, and is horrible at recognizing faces. Being autistic in the empire is frowned upon—and there’s a handy normalization surgery to correct it—but she’s managed to prove her worth and avoid irking the tyrannical regime. Except for one thing. Two years ago, she liberated the android, Scipio, from an imperial research facility where he was treated worse than a slave. He’s become her business partner and best friend, but if the empire finds out she has him, a “normalization” surgery will be the least of her worries. When her ship is confiscated by a cyborg law enforcer needing to transport prisoners, McCall knows she and Scipio are in trouble. Worse, the enforcer’s pilot is a former bounty hunter and business competitor she beat to the prize many times in the past. Soon, he’s snooping all over her ship and questioning her about her past. And there's something strange about him. He knows far more about what she’s thinking than any human should. It’ll only be a matter of time before he discovers her secret. And then what?

Puzzled


P.J. Nichols - 2018
    Peter’s mind, which has an amazing talent for problem-solving, is needed to save the world. This adventure sure is a big change from what Peter typically deals with in life: He gets called geek and nerd by everyone in the cool group. He tries to hide his love for learning, in a hope to stick out a little less. He fantasizes about a girl who is out of his league. Peter and his friends must solve every confusing riddle and challenging puzzle they face. If they can’t, a powerful supernatural being will cause immense destruction and devastation…

Edison: The Mystery of the Missing Mouse Treasure


Torben Kuhlmann - 2018
    A long time ago, one mouse learned to fly, another landed on the moon...what will happen in the next Mouse adventure? When two unlikely friends build a vessel capable of taking them to the bottom of the ocean find a missing treasure—the truth turns out to be far more amazing.

Scythian


Hector Miller - 2018
    They find refuge from Rome among the Roxolani, the noble horse warriors in the land of Scythia.Nik reveals his true identity and his pivotal role in the fate of the Empire. The boy finds a home among the barbarians and is accepted into their warrior culture.But a storm is descending upon the tribes when the warlike Goths migrate westwards towards the lands of Rome. Lucius is fostered to the distant Huns to strengthen ancient tribal bonds in a bid to repel the invadersOn his journey, he meets a mysterious stranger who becomes his friend and mentor. A man who has a desire for the Empire to prosper.To survive the merciless Huns and the onslaught of the Goths, the boy becomes a warrior without equal, guided by the hands of the gods.Will the half barbarian boy be able to save his people or does his destiny lie elsewhere?

No Sanctuary Box Set: The No Sanctuary Omnibus - Books 1-6


Mike Kraus - 2018
    Frank Richards barely escapes with his life when he watches his truck explode in front of his eyes. As chaos descends across the country, Frank's home-grown survival and preparedness training and the help of a mysterious stranger he meets are the only things he can rely on to see him safely across the thousand miles separating him and his loved ones. Frank Richards has been an accountant for most of his life, but when the economy took a turn for the worse he was forced to take the only job he could find - driving tractor-trailers cross-country. Thanks to his parents being dyed-in-the-wool prepper and survival experts he's learned enough to keep him alive. If he wants to make it from Maine to Texas, though, he'll have to figure out how to get along with the mysterious stranger that he's picked up along the way. With skills as strange as her background, Linda's far more prepared than Frank to survive in a fallen world. But in a world with no safety, no security and no sanctuary it takes more than one person to survive. No Sanctuary is a post-apocalyptic thriller/survival series that asks the "what if" question that lurks in the back of everyone's mind. What if there was another attack? What if it was larger than any other? What would you do if it came without warning? This is an omnibus edition of No Sanctuary, meaning that this contains the complete series, which consists of the following books: Book 1 - No Sanctuary Book 2 - The Precipice Book 3 - The Fracture Book 4 - The Tempest Book 5 - The Gauntlet Book 6 - The Battle

Andorra


Devon C. Ford - 2018
     Life at the fortified town of Sanctuary is calm. The people, with their fearless leader at the helm, have created a haven where they can live out their lives in peace and safety. But it hasn’t always been this way. There were battles and losses along the way, and victory usually came at a price. With the younger generation coming into their own, it’s time for Leah to pass on all she has learnt over the years. Time to tell the stories of how the world became the way it is…starting with the highwaymen of Andorra.

Haunted House and Ghost Stories Collection


Ron Ripley - 2018
    The sinister demon lurking behind his family home threats to spill over and destroy all that he holds near and dear…spurring Shane on a journey that will challenge everything he knows about himself and the world. This digital box set contains all of the nine thrilling supernatural novels in this best-selling series: Berkley Street: Twenty years ago, Shane Ryan’s parents disappeared within the halls of their family home. Now, more relatives have vanished, leaving Shane as the prime suspect. But a childhood memory is stirring in his mind -- of a long-forgotten encounter with the sinister monster that has always lurked just beyond the house. The Lighthouse: Against the backdrop of a sunny island and blue skies, Shane is called upon to continue the job he’s best at -- hunting malevolent spirits intent on murdering the living. The beautiful lighthouse watching over the island has given him a false sense of escape as he encounters the terrifying forces within. The Town of Griswold: In search of a break from ghost hunting, Shane spends a day exploring a quaint New England town. Unfortunately, his plans are interrupted when he comes across the deadly ghost of the depraved Abel, who wreaks havoc on the community of Griswold. Sanford Hospital: Shane Ryan is in Sanford Hospital for burn treatments. His recovery is thwarted when he crosses Nurse Ruth, who is as odious and dead as they come. Shane must get rid of her, and he joins forces with friends -- alongside a few ghostly comrades -- in a terrifying battle between good and evil. Kurkow Prison: Shane and his friends are tasked with another ghostbusting mission – the gruesome demons at Kurkow Prison. When one of the new owners mistakenly cuts the iron chains keeping the ghosts locked inside, the property becomes overrun by restless souls. Lake Nutaq: Shane’s idyllic getaway in the woods is cut short by a maniacal ghost named Broken Nose. Ill-prepared, he enlists the help of his friend Frank, and The Englishman, a crazed lunatic with a knack for killing. Still, nothing could prepare them for the evil spirits eager to cause misery and death. Slater Mill: The soul-weary Shane looks to escape the emotional and physical scars of his gruesome occupation. But he has yet another job in Slater Mill. As he prepares for the upcoming battle, he is visited by an old acquaintance whose timing couldn’t be worse. Borgin Keep: Shane has been hunting ghosts all over New England, assuming that the jobs were random, till he ran into The Watchers. When their leader sends him a gruesome message, their killing spree becomes more brazen, and Shane knows he must stop them before it’s too late. Amherst Burial Ground: In the serene town of Amherst, the ghost of a little boy, Samson, possesses a hideous appetite that keeps residents on edge. Meanwhile, Shane is in a deep depression, overcoming a tragic loss. He is quickly realizing that this encounter with Samson and The Watchers may very well be his last. What reviewers are saying: ★★★★★ 'Amazing! Stephen King, move over for your successor…' ★★★★★ 'I don't know what author Ron Ripley's nightmares are like, but he certainly knows how to bring on the scares, in every single story.

Ranger Protection


Lynn Shannon - 2018
    Tara Sims is robbed, she fights back to protect her daughter and nearly pays with her life. She’s rescued by Texas Ranger Grady West. Her childhood friend is now a handsome lawman, but Tara refuses to acknowledge the chemistry sparking between them. With a little girl to raise and a growing medical practice, she has no room in her life for romance.Grady suspects the vicious assault wasn’t a random act. What he can’t figure out is why anyone would attack the single mother. He vows to protect Tara and her little girl while keeping his growing feelings for them out of the equation. Getting romantically involved with his sister’s best friend is more hazardous than hunting criminals. As the threats escalate and evidence links the robbery to a homicide, Tara and Grady realize nothing is quite as it seems. Untangling a web of secrets makes them the target of a madman, and it’s only a matter of time before the killer strikes again…

Batiste


Victoria Danann - 2018
    Ça va pas bien.What would he do to get her back? ANYTHING.Take a journey into the exotic culture of bayou country in Louisiana's Lafayette and Acadia parishes. Cajun beauty, Angelique Bellefeuille, has had enough of bikers and their bullshit. Being put in danger because of her father's motorcycle club makes that conclusion rock hard solid. When she's sent to an allied club for protection from a rival club, she's reunited with her childhood friend, Just Batiste. Only he's not the cute, fun, adventurous kid she remembers. He's large, in charge, and menacing. The last thing Batiste needs is a distraction from the new joint venture with the SSMC, but Fate has her own sense of timing and her own sense of humor as well. Angel is partly his memory of her as a little girl and partly grown woman walking around in the mind-numbing form of a curvy, blue-eyed mischief maker. Just when he thinks he can't get more frustrated with the little troublemaker, she's kidnapped by the very people he's supposed to be protecting her from. What will he do to get her back? Anything. Distraction or not, he vows she'll be returned unharmed or he'll personally initiate Armageddon.

Now What?!!


Michael G. Kramer - 2018
    The story continues through to the arrival of St. Augustine and his 40 monks and their work of converting the early English pagans to Christanity. The story continues to the end of reign of King Alfred the Great.

Of Monkey Bridges and Bánh Mì Sandwiches: from Sài Gòn to Texas


Oanh Ngo Usadi - 2018
    Part travelogue, part family drama, this quietly affecting immigrant memoir will make you laugh, cry, and hungry all at the same time. Through each traumatic transition, Oanh Ngo Usadi retains her optimism as she and her family adapt to new environments and cultures in their journey to become Americans.

The Outcast


Taran Matharu - 2018
    He is sent to Vocans Academy where the lost arts of summoning, spell craft and demonology are taught to the noble children of the Empire. As the first commoner gifted with this ability, his discovery challenges the nobility and the powers that be and Arcturus soon makes enemies. With no one but his demon Sacharissa by his side, Arcturus must prove himself as a worthy Summoner...Set before the events of SUMMONER: The Novice this is the perfect introduction to the New York Times bestselling SUMMONER series.

The Last


Katherine Applegate - 2018
    Believed to possess remarkable abilities, her mythical doglike species has been hunted to near extinction in the war-torn kingdom of Nedarra.After her pack is hunted down and killed, Byx fears she may be the last of her species. The Endling. So Byx sets out to find safe haven, and to see if the legends of other hidden dairnes are true.Along the way, she meets new allies—both animals and humans alike—who each have their own motivations for joining her quest. And although they begin as strangers, they become their own kind of family—one that will ultimately uncover a secret that may threaten every creature in their world.

Stolen Liberty: Behind the Curtain


Thomas A. Watson - 2018
    When the political structure of the United States shifts, the former Rangers will have to go to great lengths to keep their vow. Never does any of them question being there for the team or the consequences that they will face as liberty is stolen

Survival Instincts


May Dawney - 2018
    Wild animals roam the streets, but mankind is still the biggest threat to a woman alone in the ruins of a world reclaimed by nature. Lynn survives by sleeping with one eye open at all times and trusting no one but her dog.When she is forced to go on a dangerous journey through the concrete jungle of New York City, Lynn does all she can to scheme her way to safety. Her guard, Dani Wilson, won’t be played that easily, however. As their lives become entwined, Lynn finds herself developing feelings for Dani and is forced to find the answer to the question that scares her most: is staying alone really the best way to survive?Fast-paced and full of adventure, Survival Instincts introduces a post-war dystopian world where the only person you can rely on is yourself…unless you fall in love.133,000 wordsThemes: adventure · dystopian · post-apocalyptic · survival · trust

Wild Wastes Omnibus Edition: Yosemite's Founding


Randi Darren - 2018
    Please read all the way through.) Before world war two could reach its conclusion, the world suffered what could only be defined as a cataclysm. Legend has it that an experiment failed. Catastrophically so. And when it failed, the center of the United States, from the Sierra Nevada to the Mississippi river became "The Waste", where everything changed. In The Waste, every fantasy creature, fairy tale demon, or mythological monster exists. From Orcs, to Neriads, Ogres, Trolls, Wratihs, Elves, Harpies, and even Beastmen. They all exist, and all despise humankind. In the ruins of the west and east coasts new governments have arisen. With new jobs. Vince is a Ranger, a profession whose sole job duty is surviving in the waste, and taking missions from the Ranger Guild. Be it courier services, escorts, or simply exploring tombs and cities. Taking up an escort mission, Vince encounters a situation that will shape his life forever onward. As well as the lives of everyone in North America. Warning: This novel contains adult themes and moral ambiguities. The main character is written as a real person in an apocalypse, and will not make choices that line up with society and cultural norms. This story contains a harem and is an Adult Fantasy novel. This is the Omnibus edition of the 1st Wild Wastes Trilogy. It contains all three books of the first trilogy. Only the description of the first book has been included to prevent spoilers from occurring. (Product Page for Book 1: https://www.amazon.com/Wild-Wastes-Ra...) (Product Page for Book 2: https://www.amazon.com/Wild-Wastes-Ex...) (Product Page for Book 3: https://www.amazon.com/Wild-Wastes-So...)

Axis of Evil


Bobby Akart - 2018
     Destroy the heartbeat of America. Invade with their million man army. But there was one thing they didn't count on ... Texas. Once again, political suspense collides with post-apocalyptic thriller fiction as critically acclaimed author Bobby Akart (The Lone Star Series, The Blackout Series, The Pandemic Series, The Boston Brahmin series and the Prepping for Tomorrow series) intertwines historical fact with plausible fiction in The Lone Star Series. For decades, American administrations have forced our military to be neutered in many respects - hampered by restrained rules of engagement, passed in strength by Russia and China, and tested by rogue nations like North Korea and Iran. As a result ... nuclear Armageddon hangs over us like a mighty sword. Military analysts agree that the United States can't start World War III. Why? We might lose. Sabers are rattling and the war of words escalate between America and her enemies, but the rhetoric has done little to stop the nuclear proliferation of North Korea and Iran. When the deep state, a close-knit group of powerful, influential people within our government challenges a new, untested President, things go awry. The decisions made in the darkened rooms of Washington have a profound impact on ordinary Americans like the Armstrong family, Texas ranchers who spend their time making a living, but also preparing for the worst. As most of the family lives their life in Texas, one of them will unknowingly be the catalyst for World War III.

Kill The Willing


Martha Carr - 2018
    Time to fake her own death and get the hell out of town. Start over in L.A. with dream job number two – tomb raider in a world just coming to terms with magic. Just as dangerous a profession but the payoff’s bigger even if someone’s still shooting at her. Good thing this girl has better aim and no problem pulling the trigger. Ice Witches, buried gold, tech geniuses, arms supplies… and then there’s James Brownstone. ​ --- NOTE: This book contains cursing. Perhaps humorous cursing, but cursing nevertheless. If this offends you, I don't suggest reading this book.

Torment


W.J. Lundy - 2018
     TORMENT From the War on Terror a world crippling Bio-Weapon is released. The United States scrambles teams of scientists from the Centers For Disease Control. America's top field agent are tasked with collecting samples and developing a cure. In a national laboratory scientists race against the clock searching for a cure. Borders are closed, martial law and soldiers deployed across the homeland. Thus, begins the greatest outbreak in the history of human kind. A disease so deadly it pushes humanity to the brink of extinction. Entire populations and regions of the United States quickly wiped out, millions falling victim to the Primal Virus. In the wake of the fast spreading pandemic, state and local governments, desperate for answers, rush to provide relief to the devastated and overwhelmed communities. Experts in Bio-Medical Research are desperately summoned to Atlanta and military facilities across the country. On a cold morning, the men of India Company, Second Platoon, are alerted and rapid-deployed to Virginia. Their mission: to recover and escort experts in bio-medicine, specifically in the development and production of vaccines. With faulty intelligence and half-truths, Second Platoon moves forward. What they find is worse than anyone could have predicted. What was a rescue mission, turns into a struggle for their own survival. Author’s Note: Torment is a story I first began writing in 2014 shortly after WTF 5 Something to Fight For was completed. I wanted to tell the story of how things unfolded back in the states, and have it be a standalone book from the rest of the series. Because of the popularity of the primary story line, I kept shelving Torment and driving on with the Whiskey Tango Foxtrot primary band of characters. But then came The Invasion Trilogy, and then Donovan’s War. Torment, fell further and further down the to do list. Eventually I adapted some of the early chapters of Torment, into a short story and released it with Amazon Publishing’s Kindle Worlds under the title Battle for Orchard Hill. A decision I immediately regretted, because I knew then that the story may never be completed. Then something happened, Kindle Worlds is gone and with that those chapters went back to the bench. That motivated me to get back into the original manuscript and finish Torment. A story that I always enjoyed and thought needed to be told. Torment is not a rewrite of the Kindle Worlds novella; Battle for Orchard hill. Torment is the original imagining and telling of that story the way I always intended it to be. If you read The Battle for Orchard Hill and gasped at the Novella's ending hungry for more, you will be happy to know that Torment is no short story, the content has tripled, the elements expanded and the heat turned up to high. Torment is now the book I always wanted it to be, and the first book of the Soldier Series if the readers will it. As always thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy. – Torment: A Post-Apocalyptic Thriller. The Soldier Book 1

Young Guns


Remington Kane - 2018
    From REMINGTON KANE - The author of The TAKEN! SeriesYOUNG GUNS - Book 1 of the YOUNG GUNS SeriesAs Tanner rips apart a drug gang in Arizona, he thinks back on an episode from his past.

The Christmas Eve Daughter - A Time Travel Novel: The Sequel to The Christmas Eve Letter


Elyse Douglas - 2018
    They hope to save his child from a tragic future. Although they try to plan for every possible contingency, something goes wrong. They lose each other and end up in a different time! Nothing goes as planned. They struggle to save Patrick's daughter from certain death, even as they search for the lost lantern that will return them to their own time.

Brightstorm


Vashti Hardy - 2018
    To make matters worse, the Lontown Geographical Society finds Ernest Brightstorm guilty of sabotaging the expedition of his competitor, Eudora Vane, a respected and powerful member of the Society. But then a mysterious clue leads the twins to question the story they’ve been told. Joining the ragtag crew of the Aurora, a homemade sky-ship captained by the intrepid Harriet Culpepper, Arthur and Maudie race to South Polaris to salvage their family’s reputation. As the sky-ship sets sail, the twins must keep their wits about them if they are to uncover the truth about what happened on their father’s doomed expedition, and to prove themselves worthy explorers. Brightstorm is a propulsive, vividly imagined fantasy adventure set among vibrant landscapes and peopled with dynamic and unforgettable characters.

Justice Served Cold


Martha Carr - 2018
    Magic is on the loose and the werewolves, Elves and Witches are causing trouble. Leira’s working on a new world with her Light Elf by her side and a certain swearing troll.There are whispers among the dark Wizarding families that she’s a new kind of bounty hunter. Time to show them how it’s done. They’ll never see her coming. NOTE: This book contains cursing. Perhaps humorous cursing, but cursing nevertheless. If this offends you, I don't suggest reading this book.

The Beginning After the End


TurtleMe - 2018
    However, solitude lingers closely behind those with great power. Beneath the glamorous exterior of a powerful king lurks the shell of man, devoid of purpose and will.Reincarnated into a new world filled with magic and monsters, the king has a second chance to relive his life. Correcting the mistakes of his past will not be his only challenge, however. Underneath the peace and prosperity of the new world is an undercurrent threatening to destroy everything he has worked for, questioning his role and reason for being born again.

Witches of the West: A collection of Cozy Witch Mysteries


Alexandria Clarke - 2018
    These stories have accumulated over 100+ reviews and have been boxed together for the first time! Witch Myth: Siren Song When bartender Bay Bridges saves a woman from being roofied, she accidentally kills the man responsible. When the dead man is reanimated, Bay gets pulled into a chilling adventure of mystery and murder, but if she digs too deep, she might risk revealing her most treasured secret: she’s a witch. Witch Myth: Yew Hollow Morgan Summers hates talking to ghosts, but when the victim of a ghastly murder asks her for help from beyond the grave, Morgan can’t say no. Soon, Morgan herself is blamed for the murder, and the town is out for blood. Can Morgan clear her name, discover the real killer, and help her new ghostly friend cross over to the next life?

Repo Girl


Jane Fenton - 2018
    Even though she swore off men years ago, Andi finds herself drawn to handsome rockstar, Cooper Barnett, as he continually pops up in her life when she least expects it.Their budding relationship becomes even more complicated when Cooper talks Andi into letting him ride-along on one of her repos, and they come across a very naked, very dead body. Being charged with murder and spending a night in jail is bad enough, but when the police don’t seem to be making any headway on finding the real killer, Andi begins to do her own investigation – much to the frustration of the homicide detective in charge.The closer she gets to discovering the killer, the more her own life is in danger. Time is running out. Andi must figure out who the killer is before she goes to prison for a crime she didn’t commit or, worse, becomes the next dead body.

Dreaming of Florence


T.A. Williams - 2018
    Determinedly single after ending a long relationship, at last, a man worth bumping into!Inspired to visit Florence, she soon runs headlong into that old foe: reality. But is Pierluigi the man of her dreams? Then there’s her booze obsessed boss, his forbidding secretary and her noisy inconsiderate neighbours. But could her luck be about to change? Will she find love after all?Warm-hearted and unputdownable, Dreaming of Florence is the perfect escape for readers of Holly Martin, Tilly Tennant and Jenny Oliver.

Misfits


Jen Calonita - 2018
    Enter Royal Academy, the training ground for the fairytale leaders of tomorrow!But reluctant-future-princess and new-student Devin has some reservations about RA, especially when it comes to the Headmistress. Olivina seems obsessed with preparing students for possible villain attacks. But when Devin asks when they're going to learn how to actually rule a kingdom, Olivina becomes enraged. Something isn't right with this lady, and what Devin discovers could change the fairytale world forever…

Black Swan, Books 10-12


Victoria Danann - 2018
    FALCON WINNER PARANORMAL ROMANCE NOVEL OF THE YEAR. IT'S THEIR TURN! NIGHT OWL REVIEWS TOP PICK. "...laughed out loud, ugly cried, and overall fell in love all over again with this new class (of Black Swan Knights)." Book 11. JAX • When you want a job done right, get a womanizing vampire. • Being a vampire playboy has worked for Jax for 600 years. • That's about to change. NIGHT OWL REVIEWS TOP PICK. "The tale picks up right after the first book, moving flawlessly into the story at lightning speed, and never slows down." Book 12. DELIVERANCE If you capture a demon and force him to stay... love won't save you from his revenge. NIGHT OWL REVIEWS TOP PICK... "We have been waiting for the tale of Deliverance, our favorite Incubus, for quite a while. Well, now he's here, and has he got a tale to tell!"

Otis and Will Discover the Deep: The Record-Setting Dive of the Bathysphere


Barb Rosenstock - 2018
    A tiny leak could shoot pressurized water straight through the men like bullets! A single spark could cause their oxygen tanks to explode! No one had ever dived lower than a few hundred feet...and come back. But Otis and Will were determined to become the first people to see what the deep ocean looks like.This suspenseful story from acclaimed author Barb Rosenstock with mesmerizing watercolors by award-winning artist Katherine Roy will put you right in the middle of the spine-tingling, record-setting journey down, down into the deep.

His Name Was Walter


Emily Rodda - 2018
    Tonight, four kids and their teacher will find it. Tonight, at last, the haunting story of Walter and the mysterious, tragic girl called Sparrow will be read - right to the very end ... A mystery, a prophecy, a long-buried secret. And five people who will remember this night as long as they live.

The Speed of Life


James Victor Jordan - 2018
    

Dancing with the Sun


Kay Bratt - 2018
    But when the two women get lost on what’s meant to be a short hike, they suddenly find themselves fighting for their lives.As they search for food, water, and civilization, they battle injury, exhaustion, and natural predators. Sadie, however, is assaulted by more than just the unforgiving elements. She lost her first child years earlier in a tragic accident, and in her sorrow, she’s pushed everyone away—including her husband. Now, Sadie must face her past through a journey of love, loss, and learning to forgive herself if she and Lauren are to stand a chance at getting out of Yosemite alive. Will a mother’s courage be enough to save them both?

A Boy in the Water


Tom Gregory - 2018
    1984: the hot fug of the swimming pool and the slow splashing of a boy learning to swim but not yet wanting to take his foot off the bottom. Fast-forward four years. Photographers and family wait on the shingle beach as a boy in a bright orange hat and grease-smeared goggles swims the last few metres from France to England. He has been in the water for twelve agonizing hours, encouraged at each stroke by his coach, John Bullet, who has become a second father.This is the story of a remarkable friendship between a coach and a boy, and a love letter to the intensity and freedom of childhood.

Shadows of Atlantis: Awakening


Mara Powers - 2018
    Her sacred betrothal would renew the elemental function of the Crystal Grid that powers the ten kingdoms of Atlantis. But her people are attacked by a storm of shadows, and now she is running for her life. Upon her arrival in the ruling city, she meets D’Vinid, a dejected musician who lives the quintessential Atlantean lifestyle of revelry, escapism and apathy. Under the eclipse of a holy festival, they are swept into an attraction they cannot resist. Their union may protect humanity from its worst enemy - the shadows of Atlantis. But there is one problem, this man is not her betrothed. Brigitte discovers the Grid is corrupted by psychic parasites that feed off human suffering, an epidemic called “the madness”. The rituals required to charge the Grid with psychic emanations have been poorly attended, and this has caused the Grid to malfunction. But as nature always strives toward balance, the crystals have activated a genetic upgrade among the people. The youth have begun to express supernatural powers. Could it be that D’Vinid and Brigitte are meant to be leaders among the awakened? And if so, why does it seem impossible for them to be together? A mysterious tale of romance, seduction and betrayal that reaches just enough into the modern mind to ask - will we learn the lessons of Atlantis?

The Storm Keeper's Island


Catherine Doyle - 2018
    The time has come for Fionn's grandfather, a secretive and eccentric old man, to step down. Soon, a new Keeper will rise.But, deep underground, someone has been waiting for Fionn. As the battle to become the island's next champion rages, a more sinister magic is waking up, intent on rekindling an ancient war.

Treasure Hunter Security Box Set: Books 1-3


Anna Hackett - 2018
    Perfect for the men of Treasure Hunter Security. Join the former Navy SEALs turned security specialists as they head off on adventures to protect dangerous archeological digs, daring expeditions, and wild, deadly treasure hunts. Get the first three award-winning, stand-alone romances in the Treasure Hunter Security series. Undiscovered Former Navy SEAL Declan Ward is haunted by the demons of his past and throws everything he has into his security business—Treasure Hunter Security. But on a simple dig in the Egyptian desert, he collides with a stubborn, smart archeologist, Dr. Layne Rush, and together they get swept into a deadly treasure hunt for a mythical lost oasis. When an evil from his past reappears, Declan vows to do anything to protect Layne. Uncharted Former Navy SEAL Callum Ward has one motto—live life to the fullest. Nothing—and no one—has ever tempted him to slow down…until on an expedition into the Cambodian jungle, he has to work with one opinionated, prickly photographer, Dani Navarro. But soon their straight-forward trek to find a lost temple turns deadly, and Cal and Dani find themselves under attack from a dangerous black-market antiquities ring prepared to kill. Unexplored Former Navy SEAL Logan O’Connor is big, rough, and a little wild. After a horrible betrayal that almost left him dead, he now works for his best friend at Treasure Hunter Security. He doesn’t like the sand, the jungle, or the mosquitoes, but he gets the job done. What he likes even less are liars. As he finds himself heading to Peru with a cool, classy CEO in search of her kidnapped brother, Logan knows one thing: Sydney Granger isn’t telling him the entire truth.

Fletcher


P.S. Power - 2018
    A thing that no one else can do. Once accomplished he is stuck there, his ancient and disciplined mind mixed with that of a young child, the rambunctious and lazy boy known as Anders Brolly...To give the innocent child the life he deserves, old Farad will have to change. Adapt and find a new path through the world. That of magic and warcraft.It may not be possible for an old hermit to pull off.Especially with an ancient evil coming back into the world.One that knows him all too well...This is the first book in the amazing new series that everyone has been waiting for! Don't miss out on this incredible adventure.

Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment


James Patterson - 2018
    Twelve-year-old orphan Max Einstein (like Albert Einstein himself) is not your typical genius. Max hacks the computer system at NYU in order to attend college courses (even though she hates tests), builds homemade inventions to help the homeless, and plays speed chess in the park. Her not-so-normal life is crazy but predictable until...Max is recruited by a mysterious organization! Their mission: solve some of the world's toughest problems using science. She's helped by a diverse group of young geniuses from around the globe as they invent new ways to power the farthest reaches of the planet. But that's only if the sinister outfit known only as The Corporation doesn't get to her first...Max Einstein is a heroine for the modern age and will be looked up to by readers for generations to come.

Descendant: The Revelations of Oriceran


A.L. Knorr - 2018
    Get her PhD in forensic linguistics, make her State Senator father proud. Find the perfect Virginia man to marry and pop out a few more Kacy's. If only Jordan could let the past rest. When your mother disappears without a trace it carves a gash that bleeds a long time. Jordan has never given up hope that her mother is alive. So when Jordan's old nanny shows up with a mysterious locket containing a portrait of Jordan's mother, Jordan believes her hope was not in vain.When the locket opens a portal to an alternate universe and a stranger hurtles through to earth, it's not her first clue that something very strange is at play. Teaming up with Sol, a disgruntled courier who's lost his wings, Jordan embarks on a haphazard quest. Facing off with interfering barmaids, terrifying harpies, and disorganized elves with a penchant for inventing magic they can't reverse is only the beginning. Can Jordan find her mother and learn the truth about her disappearance? And what happens if the truth is far from what she expected?

The Stardust Series Box Set


Autumn Reed - 2018
     After a lifetime spent in hiding, all Haley Jones wants for her eighteenth birthday is answers. But she gets more than she bargained for when Knox, Ethan, Chase, Theo, Jackson, and Liam show up instead, turning her world upside down. Though the team of six dangerously appealing guys vows to protect her, she can’t help but wonder whose side they’re really on. When things heat up with the team, Haley finds herself in uncharted territory, torn between attraction and frustration. Will her growing connection with each of the guys ultimately lead to happiness, or will it all end in heartbreak? **This box set contains the complete Stardust Series, as well as several exclusive bonus scenes. Stardust is a reverse harem romance.**

An Arabian Journey: One Man's Quest Through the Heart of the Middle East


Levison Wood - 2018
    Starting in September 2017 in a city in Northern Syria, a stone's throw away from Turkey and amidst the deadliest war of the twenty-first century, Wood set forth on a 5,000-mile trek through the most contested region on the planet. He moved through the Middle East for six months, from ISIS-occupied Iraq through Kuwait and along the jagged coastlines of the Emirates and Oman; across a civil-war-torn Yemen and on to Saudia Arabia, Jordan, and Israel, before ending on the shores of the Mediterranean in Lebanon. Like his predecessors, Wood travelled through some of the harshest and most beautiful environments on earth, seeking to challenge our perceptions of this often-misunderstood part of the world. Through the relationships he forges along the way--and the personal histories and local mythologies that his companions share--Wood examines how the region has changed over thousands of years and reveals a side of the Middle East we don't often see in the media.At once a thrilling personal journey and a skillful piece of cultural reportage, Arabia is a breathtaking chronicle of an epic journey through the land at the root of all civilization.

Steel Wind


Jeff Edwards - 2018
    The second attempt to board the vessel ends with a nuclear detonation. North Korea has been smuggling short and intermediate-range missiles into Cuba. An unknown number of nuclear warheads are hidden less than 100 miles from the tip of Florida. Every American city east of San Antonio is in the target zone. Scrambling to stop the flow of weapons to Cuba, the president orders the Atlantic Fleet to surround the island, cutting off all access. It’s the Cuban Missile Crisis all over again, but this time there won’t be a diplomatic resolution. The North Koreans have developed a secret weapon that rips through the blockade with ease, leaving burning ships and floating bodies in its wake. Against this unimagined threat stand a small detachment of United States Marines and a cutting-edge destroyer that’s never been tested in combat. It’s a battle we never expected to fight, against an enemy we can barely comprehend...

The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid


Dylan Thuras - 2018
    And just as compelling is the way the book is structured—hopscotching from country to country not by location but by type of attraction. For example, visit the site of the Tunguska event in Siberia, where a meteor slammed into the earth in 1908—and then skip over to the Yucatan, ground zero for the ancient meteor crash that caused the mass extinction of dinosaurs. Then, while in Mexico, tour the fantastical Naica caves, home to crystals ten times larger than the average person—then, turn the page to Vietnam to a cave so vast you  could fly a 747 through it. Illustrated in gorgeous and appropriately evocative full-color art, this book is a passport to a world of hidden possibilities.

The Mad Mick


Franklin Horton - 2018
    Amazing..." Conor Maguire nearly lost his daughter Barb when she was three years old, injured by the drunk driver that killed his wife. When the justice system failed him, Conor -- the son and grandson of IRA bombers -- retaliated against the driver in dramatic and gruesome fashion. While an ironclad alibi prevented the police from pinning the murder on Conor, it did not prevent a covert agency within the US government from recruiting the talented young bomber and machinist. For over twenty-five years, Conor designed and built custom weapons of death and destruction at his compound in the mountains of Virginia. Then a series of devastating terror attacks brought down the United States. Conor and Barb assumed they were safe in their secure compound. They had food and a water source. They were armed and highly-trained. Then Barb was kidnapped. The kidnappers, needing slave labor for their farm, didn't know why Conor was known as The Mad Mick. They didn't know the fear and respect his name invoked in the shadowy world of covert operations. They didn't know that when it came to protecting his family, he was without conscience, without compassion, and without equal. But they would soon find out.

The Sean Wyatt Series: Books 7-9 Box Set


Ernest Dempsey - 2018
     This digital box set contains the seventh, eighth, and ninth archaeological thrillers: The Jerusalem Creed: Sean Wyatt and his sidekick, Tommy Schultz are in search of an ancient Jewish relic that has the power to tell the future. They aren't the only ones searching, however, and if it falls into the wrong hands, it could have catastrophic consequences for entire nations The Samurai Cipher: At the close of World War II, the allies forced Japan to give up all their weapons, including ancient heirlooms that had been in families for thousands of years. One such weapon was the greatest Samurai sword ever made. Now Sean Wyatt must find it before a power hungry Yakuza lieutenant, or the nation of Japan could fall to its knees. 
The Cairo Vendetta: This prequel goes back in time when Sean Wyatt was still working for Axis in the United States government. He is on a mission in Africa to take down a ruthless warlord who uses children as soldiers and slaves. While there, he learns of another secret that takes him on a journey he never imagined.

Deep Water


Watt Key - 2018
    When the clients, a reckless boy Julie's age and his equally foolhardy father, disregard Julie's instructions during the dive, she quickly realizes she's in over her head.And once she surfaces, things only get worse: One of the clients is in serious condition, and their dive boat has vanished--along with Julie's father, the only person who knows their whereabouts. It's only a matter of time before they die of hypothermia, unless they become shark bait first. Though Julie may not like her clients, it's up to her to save them all.

Rescued by the Mountain Man


Dana Alden - 2018
    She heads West to work at her stepbrother’s mercantile and maybe find love one day. But, her mule train is attacked before she even gets there. Mountain Man Cal Ayers agrees to lead Amanda safely across the mountains. It’s not long, though, before they realize the attack was aimed at Amanda – and that living with her stepbrother might not be the safest plan. Amanda can’t establish a new life when someone is trying to kill her. And she can’t imagine a new life without Cal, who she’s falling for. But Cal is fighting his feelings as he is already engaged. Can Cal save Amanda’s life, and their burgeoning love, in time?

A Darkness of Dragons


S.A. Patrick - 2018
    But there he meets Wren – a noble girl under a rat-shaped curse – and together they befriend Barver, a fearsome dracogriff, and set off on a grand adventure filled with sorcerers, dragons, bandits…and one very deadly enemy.From the depths of the Tiviscan dungeons to the highest peak of Gemspar Mountain, this stunning book reminds us of the soaring joy of adventure, the captivating danger of magic, and of the delight of finding friends in unexpected places.

Hour Glass


Michelle Rene - 2018
     After their pa falls deathly ill with smallpox, Jimmy and his sister, Hour, travel into Deadwood to seek help. While their pa is in quarantine, the two form unbreakable bonds with the surrogate family that emerges from the tragedy of loss. In a place where life is fragile and families are ripped apart by disease, death, and desperation, a surprising collection of Deadwood’s inhabitants surround Jimmy, Hour, and Jane. There, in the most unexpected of places, they find a family protecting them from the uncertainty and chaos that surrounds them all.

Awakening


Robert M. Kerns - 2018
    A desperate choice awakens a power he must learn to control, or it will kill him.Marcus is an ancient master, possessing countless secrets of forgotten lore. He trivializes workings of magic anyone else would say is impossible.Gavin becomes Marcus's first apprentice in uncounted years and must thread his way through a society where people who've never met him regard him with unease at best or outright fear at worst. But when he discovers a plot to destabilize and overthrow that society, Gavin must make another choice.Option One: a society’s leadership who would prefer Gavin dead. Option Two: a traitor who actively seeks Gavin's death. Hmmm, looks like it's time to make Option Three...

Journeys to the Other Side of the World: further adventures of a young naturalist


David Attenborough - 2018
    . . full of delightful tales' Daily Express 'An adventure that sparked a lifetime's commitment to the planet' The Lady 'Attenborough is a fine writer and storyteller' Irish Times Following the success of the original Zoo Quest expeditions, in the late 1950s onwards the young David Attenborough embarked on further travels in a very different part of the world. From Madagascar and New Guinea to the Pacific Islands and the Northern Territory of Australia, he and his cameraman companion were aiming to record not just the wildlife, but the way of life of some of the indigenous people of these regions, whose traditions had never been encountered by most of the British public before.From the land divers of Pentecost Island and the sing-sings of New Guinea, to a Royal Kava ceremony on Tonga and the ancient art of the Northern Territory, it is a journey like no other. Alongside these remarkable cultures he encounters paradise birds, chameleons, sifakas and many more animals in some of the most unique environments on the planet. Written with David Attenborough's characteristic charm, humour and warmth, Journeys to the Other Side of the World is an inimitable adventure among people, places and the wildest of wildlife.

Sky Song


Abi Elphinstone - 2018
    But the people of this land aren’t so easy to find. Because Erkenwald is ruled by a cruel Ice Queen and you must stay hidden or risk becoming another of her prisoners.   Join Eska, a girl who breaks free from a cursed music box, and Flint, a boy whose inventions could change the fate of Erkenwald forever, as they journey together in search of an ancient, almost forgotten, song with the power to force the Ice Queen back.   This is a story about an eagle huntress, an inventor and an organ made of icicles. But it is also a story about belonging, even at the very edges of our world . . .

The Dotari Salvation


Richard Fox - 2018
     They are trained to improvise, adapt, overcome and win every fight. A deadly disease threatens the Dotari, Earth’s allies, with extinction. The cure lies in deep space, and Lieutenant Hoffman and his team will join the starship Breitenfeld as it journeys into the void and makes a desperate attempt to save the dying race. Lurking in the abyss is a threat that’s waited with inhuman patience. Hoffman must lead his Marines through a gauntlet and evade a foe designed to hunt and kill them. The Dotari Salvation is an action-packed military science fiction adventure set in the best-selling Ember War universe.

The Unicorn Quest


Kamilla Benko - 2018
    But things are back to normal as they move into Windermere Manor... until the sisters climb a strange ladder in a fireplace and enter the magical land of Arden. There, they find a world in turmoil. The four guilds of magic no longer trust each other. The beloved unicorns have gone, and terrible wraiths roam freely. Scared, the girls return home. But when Sophie vanishes, it will take all of Claire's courage to climb back up the ladder, find her sister, and uncover the unicorns' greatest secret.

East of Croydon: Travels through India and South East Asia


Sue Perkins - 2018
    Pre order your copy now . . . _________A few years ago I was asked if I'd like to make a documentary on the Mekong River, travelling from the vast delta in Vietnam to the remote and snowy peaks of Tibet.Up until that point, the farthest East I'd been was Torremolinos, in the Costa Del Sol.Here's the thing:I am scared of flying. I have zero practical skills. I can't survive if I am more than a three minute walk from a supermarket. For the last seven years I have suffered with crippling anxiety I bolt when panicked. I cannot bear to witness humans or animals in distress I have no ability to learn languages. I am a terrible hypochondriacOh, and I am no good with boats.So I said yes. _________PRAISE FOR SUE PERKINS'Drama, tears and laughs ... I ADORED it' Jessie Burton, bestselling author of The Miniaturist'Very funny ... reading her memoir is very like meeting her' Sunday Times'Charming and funny .... Like going for a long, slightly drunken lunch with your naughtiest friend'Red'Brilliantly written... fearlessly honest and full of heart, it will also make you laugh like a gibbon'HeatI absolutely loved it . . . whip smart and very funny' Woman & Home'Warm, crisp and beautifully layered ... a complete delight' Independent on Sunday'Deftly written and belly-laugh funny' Express'Honest, warm and downright hilarious'OK 'Utterly wonderful. It's very, very funny and poignant and it's very Sue Perkins and that's the bliss of it' Nina Stibbe, bestselling author of Love, Nina

The Divide


Jeremy Robinson - 2018
    Equal parts action, horror, and moving drama that only Jeremy Robinson can pull off.WHEN THE DIVIDE IS CROSSED...No one remembers how the Divide was created. The miles-deep and miles-wide chasm has existed for hundreds of years, protecting what remains of humanity from the Golyat: a creature whose shadow moves across the horizon at sunset.Davina, daughter of Jesse, is a shepherd. She spends her days guiding herds of deer through the forests of New Inglan, protecting them from predators, herding them away from the Divide, and ensuring the tribe of Essex has meat when needed. While many shepherds die in their first year--from the elements, from injury, or in the jaws of a wolf--Davina is resilient.Having just slain a mountain lion, Davina returns to her village to discover a hunting party has been sent out in search of the Modernists, a group fascinated with the past, the technology that once filled the world, and what lies beyond the Divide. To keep the Modernists from reaching the Divide's far side, and revealing humanity's presence to the Golyat, the hunters will torture and kill them all. Including Davina's teenaged son.Davina strikes out, intending to ensure her son's death will be quick and without torture. Reaching the island of Boston first, Davina confronts the Modernists and finds herself incapable of taking her son's life. Captured by the enemies of Essex, she is transported across the Divide, along with her son and the Modernists.For the first time in five hundred years, humanity steps foot on the Divide's far side. Stranded with the enemy, Davina must fight to keep them all alive, herding people instead of deer, while uncovering the truth about humanity's past, and her connection to events that reshaped the world....THE GOLYAT WILL FEAST

A Saint For The Summer: A compelling story of heroism, faith and love


Marjory McGinn - 2018
    Journalist Bronte McKnight is summoned to a hillside village in the wild and beautiful Mani region of Greece by her expat father Angus. She must help him solve a family mystery from the Second World War when his father disappeared in Greece during the disastrous Battle of Kalamata, known as ‘the Greek Dunkirk’. With the country gripped by economic crisis, and the clock ticking against them, their near-impossible quest takes them from Kalamata to a remote mountain village where its inhabitants are bound by old traditions and secrecy. As tensions rise, the pair are helped in their search by a cast of unforgettable characters, especially charismatic doctor Leonidas Papachristou. He has a pivotal role, not least in challenging Bronte’s assumption that she hasn’t the time or the courage to fall in love in Greece. The secrets unearthed by Angus and Bronte will be painful and astonishing and the heart-warming conclusion is one you'll never forget. “Marjory McGinn is a very gifted author.” (Peter Kerr, best-selling writer, Mallorcan Series) Why readers love A SAINT FOR THE SUMMER "An excellent book. I was hooked from the first page." "When I read this author's books, I walk the journeys and with this book, I am Bronte." "I loved the characters and found it all so moving." "A brilliant read … there is closure, reconciliation and the hope of new life." "Marjory is a wonderful author, very funny and entertaining."

The ABCs of D&D


Ivan Van Norman - 2018
    "An adorable book for geeks big and little."--Felicia Day, author of New York Times bestseller You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)A is for Adventure. Our journey has begun. B is for Book, the source of all the fun!Start your little gamer on an adventure to last a lifetime with this alphabetical children's book and introduction to the greatest roleplaying game of all time, Dungeons & Dragons.Written in the rhyming style of classic children's books and filled with adorable owlbears and darling beholders, it's the perfect book to share the joy of Dungeons & Dragons with a new generation as they learn the alphabet--a precursor to every new path in reading.- Perfect birthday gift or holiday gift for gamers of all ages; great thank you gift for Dungeon Masters - Must-have for all gaming parents; a great baby shower gift! - Part of a series with The 123s of D&D, a children's counting book and companion to The ABCs of D&D.

Legend


Christopher Woods - 2018
     At a time when Humans were just starting to venture forth into the Galactic Union as mercenaries, Martin Quincy survived long enough to do something no one else had—he retired. There was only one problem. He got bored. After battling aliens for many years—killing aliens and getting paid—retirement didn’t suit him, and he decided to strap on the combat armor and go back to the stars. Along with his old friend Kal, Martin joined Cartwright’s Cavaliers, humanity’s best merc company. Life was exciting! But he got bored. Again. What does a ‘Legend’ do when even the merc life gets boring? He starts his own company! Can Martin form a merc company out of non-merc races and stand up for the downtrodden of the galaxy, or has his long string of good luck finally run out? One thing is for sure—with Torvasi and Andori troopers, and a Sirra’Kan princess as his partner, he won’t get bored again!

Waterdeep: Dragon Heist


Wizards of the Coast - 2018
    Thus begins a mad romp through the wards of Waterdeep as you uncover a villainous plot involving some of the city’s most influential figures.A grand urban caper awaits you. Pit your skill and bravado against villains the likes of which you’ve never faced before, and let the dragon hunt begin!

The Hungry Dragon Cookie Company


L.G. Estrella - 2018
     To earn a pardon and avoid prison or execution, Timmy, Grand Necromancer and Lord of Black Tower Castle, has been completing missions for the Council with the help of an elite team of truly heroic individuals. There’s Katie, his apprentice. She’s brilliant, cunning, and maniacally devious. She’s also ten years old, extremely adorable, and loves billowy robes and the colour pink. There’s Avraniel, the pyromaniac elf who is responsible for more property damage than anyone in Everton’s history (including dragons, natural disasters, and demon gods). There’s Gerald, the hyperventilating bureaucrat who is at the top of every monster’s menu. There’s Old Man, a retired legendary swordsman whose hobbies include bonsai trees, fishing, and the occasional duel to the death. There’s Amanda, ancient vampire and sophisticate who knows all about the Council’s founding because she was there when it happened. And then there’s Spot. He’s cute, cuddly, and friendly. He loves tug-of-war and fetch. He’s also a fire-breathing dragon who can devour an entire cow in about thirty seconds. The Hungry Dragon Cookie Company is a collection of fourteen short stories that take place before, during, and after the first three parts of The Unconventional Heroes Series. Each story hopes to answer important questions like: How does a company involving cookies and dragons even work? How did a trans-dimensional, protoplasmic horror and a Grand Necromancer become friends, and how did that horror develop an addiction to cake? How does an ancient vampire acquire the comely, young virgins she needs to maintain proper vampiric health without looking like a total weirdo? Answers to all of these questions and more will be revealed. With unconventional heroes like Timmy and the gang around, life is never boring.

Dirty Bitches MC: Season 1


Avelyn Paige - 2018
    This is what happens when 4 best-selling MC authors write themselves and their readers into a fictional world of motorcycles, open roads and bad boys.Livin’ On a Prayer - Avelyn PaigeDixie Ryder just can’t catch a break. After leaving the safety of her uncle’s motorcycle club for a marriage that ends in disaster, she leaves town and starts an all-female club of her own. Just as life is finally going her way, Dixie’s ex-husband breezes into town, fresh from the military and hell-bent on fixing their broken relationship. Old wounds are re-opened, loyalties are tested and Dixie’s world is turned upside down once again.You Give Love a Bad Name - Winter TraversRiver Bane is in full control of her destiny. She grew up with nothing, and vowed never to live that way again. A tough as nails attitude and fierce loyalty to her club keeps people at bay, and that’s just the way she likes it. Until the local sheriff gets it in his head that she’s the one for him. He won’t rest until the woman behind the sky-high heels and sexy scowl is in his bed, in his life and in his future.Unbreakable - Geri GlennBernadette Simms has a history most women would never survive. Never again will she give any man the power to rock her entire world. And then one fateful day, she meets Roman Williams. He’s a genius with a six pack and eyes she swears can see into her very soul. Roman doesn’t belong in her world, but he’s not going away without a fight.Born to Be My Baby - GM ScherbertKatarina Orlovis is a hard ass. Armed with a tattoo gun and a dark past, she holds most people at arm’s length. As a single mother and a business owner, she doesn’t have time for relationships or men, but when a dark and dominant stranger walks into her shop, Katarina is intrigued. He tempts her in a way that has her questioning everything. But could she really go to her knees for him? She’s not sure she can ever give that much of herself to anyone again. Too bad he’s not taking no for an answer.

Better Together


Jessie Gussman - 2018
     World Champion snowboarder, Wyatt Fernandez, should be hitting the slopes in the Andes and spending his days teaching as the new ski instructor. But an emergency means he’s heading off the family’s tree farm with his best friend, Harper. She’s too busy with her books and earning tenure to notice his hopes for more than friendship.Homebody and nutritionist, Dr. Harper Bright, must let go of her coveted summer research position so she can help on the tree farm...with Wyatt. He might push past her comfort zone, but he has always “gotten” her. She doesn’t want to scare off her best friend just because he is suddenly far more interesting than the nutritional benefits of broccoli. In order to keep their friendship intact, Harper has to pretend she is not infatuated with her best friend.When Wyatt names Harper as his fiancé to appease his father and prevent returning to Chile early, he never dreams Harper might actually have to play the part. Wyatt wants more than a reluctant fake fiancé. And he has one last summer to convince Harper that they’re better together.