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Worldwalker


Jamie Dalton - 2022
    Adalyn’s life as a cook in the king's kitchen, will soon end, when the spirits of the past reach out to her, warning that things are not all as they seem, in the Kingdom of Peiruin. Having long since rid itself of magic, the world has not seen a human with magical power, in five hundred years. Overwhelmed that her life may be forfeit, if her newfound abilities are discovered, Adalyn must find the strength to rise to the challenge of being the only worldwalker. On her quest to hone her magic, Adalyn enlists the help of the secret race of dwarves and elves and discovers she may be the key to saving them all -- or bringing the kingdom a war that’s long overdue.Write toAa

The Gorgon's Blood Solution


Jeffrey Quyle - 2013
    But when a stranger offers him an unusual coin, he begins to understand alchemy a little better, and suddenly thinks that it could be a way to make a living after all.Marco’s problem is that fate doesn’t plan for his life to fit that plan, at least not at Algornia’s shop in the Lion City. An evil force is rising, and sending its destructive energy out to scour kingdoms and cities for some unknown purpose. Marco becomes an inadvertent pawn in the machinations of the evil, when he is caught up in the violence and drama of a Corsair raid, and taken away from everything – the Lion City, Algornia’s shop, even Constance the model.There are undreamt of allies and friends and opportunities though, and escape is possible. Starting over a new life is not quite as easy however, as Fate starts to hunt Marco down, demanding that he live up to the challenges that are thrown his way, as a champion begins to emerge to face the brunt force of evil.The Gorgon’s Blood Solution is the first volume in Alchemy’s Apprentice, a new fantasy series by Jeffrey Quyle.

Starting Over In Key West: Darkest Day: A Florida Keys Romance Series. Prequel


Amy Rafferty - 2021
    

Assault on Dread Fortress Paine (The King Henry Tapes)


Richard Raley - 2018
     But even in victory, the legacy of Obadiah Paine is not so easily washed away. His hidden lair yet remains, Dread Fortress Paine yet stands! Within it . . . none can be sure what monstrous acts are waiting to be uncovered or guess the number of Paine loyalists who linger. It falls on the shoulders of ESLED Strike Alpha to answer these questions and to seize Paine's hideout for the Elemental Learning Council. Led by spectromancer Ramses Lamprey, joined by civilian observer Tyson Bonnie, and aided by Council fixer Eva Reti, failure is not an option. This volume is a can't miss for Foul Mouth fans, acting as an action packed epilogue for "The Foul Mouth and the Pit of No Return" while priming many plot points for the next main volume and even those well beyond. Dread Fortress Paine must fall! THE KING HENRY TAPES Book 1 - "The Foul Mouth and the Fanged Lady" (released) Book 2 - "The Foul Mouth and the Cat Killing Coyotes" (released) Book 3 - "The Foul Mouth and the Troubled Boomworm" (released) Book 4 - "The Foul Mouth and the Headless Hunny" (released) Book 5 - "The Foul Mouth and the Mancy Martial Artist" (released) Book 5.5 - "King Henry and the Three Little Trips" (released) Book 6 - "The Foul Mouth and the Pit of No Return" (released) Book 6.5 - "Assault on Dread Fortress Paine" (released) Book 6.75 - "The Glassbreaker Goes Home" (forthcoming) Book 7 - "The Foul Mouth and the Runaway Rumble" (forthcoming)

The Cunning Man (The Cunning Man, A Schooled in Magic Spin-Off Book 1)


Christopher G. Nuttall - 2021
    In desperation, his master arranged for him to study at Heart's Eye University, a former school of magic that has become a university, a place where magicians and mundanes can work to combine their talents and forge the future together.But all is not well at Heart's Eye. The magical and mundane apprentices resent and fear each other, the teaching staff is unsure how to shape the university and, outside, powerful forces are gathering to snuff out the future before it can take shape. As Adam starts his new apprenticeship, and stumbles across a secret that could reshape the world, he finds himself drawn into a deadly plot that could destroy the university ..... And leave Lady Emily's legacy in flaming ruins.

The Icicle


Carolyn Marie Castagna - 2022
    Illustrator and writer's Carolyn Marie Castagna's first shared short story.A small icicle hanging from a roof peers inside a window at a small reading room, and learns about magical human qualities, and the importance of the one most special human feeling.

The Weapon Bearer


Aaron Thomas - 2014
    Before he can start his journey his mother gives him his inheritance consisting of two magic rings imbued with the power of earth. Through his travels he is caught up in the schemes of the earth realm and has to become a soldier in the king’s army to prevent his sister from enduring a life of imprisonment. The story is action packed from front to back. It’s full of magic, love, intrigue, and a struggle to keep one’s family and friends out of harm’s way.

Quick Study


Katherine Kim - 2019
    When she woke up that morning, Caroline's biggest concern was passing her AP English test and dodging the mean girls who seemed to delight in picking on her. The one day she decided that enough was enough and skipped class, the usually deserted local history museum was invaded by a group of mercenary thieves who kidnap the only witness. Now, Caroline's locked in a basement prison cell with a guy who looks like he got on the wrong side of a biker gang and says he's a government agent and claims that Caroline is actually the only human in the entire building. Elves and mages Caroline knew about, but Darien Webb says he's not an elf, either, but something potentially much more dangerous. He's badly injured and she's just a senior in high school, but they're each other's best hope for getting out in one piece.

Country Love


Milan Watson - 2020
    Start your journey with this boxed set containing the first three titles in the series.Finding ForeverFord Caldwell wasn’t looking for love, just a good deal on his beef. When Kelly Peyton steps onto his ranch, she’s not what he expected. He’s a rancher, she’s a city-girl – will a kiss seal this deal?Harvesting HopeDusty Caldwell is planning on building a dude ranch, he didn’t plan on an old flame showing up to manage the project. Can they piece back what was broken long ago, or is time to finally move on?Brewing LoveDrake Caldwell has always been a ladies man. Love ‘em and leave ‘em are words he live by. When Maggie Grayson shows up on the ranch as Betty’s guest, it’s hard to move on from a night he can’t forget.Fall in love alongside the Caldwells as you learn more about this charming small town and it’s residents. In Saddleback Ridge Stetsons are a way of life and not just a fashion statement. Cowboys, romance and small-town charm guaranteed.

Dragonhammer: Volume I (Dragonhammer, #1)


Conner McCall - 2015
    One that can withstand any blow and return it without remorse. One who burns across the battlefield as a beast of old. He is the one, they say, who fights like a dragon.Dragonhammer.

The Cult of Tiamat (Dragon’s Daughter Book 5)


Kevin McLaughlin - 2021
    It’s been too long since anyone saw Tiamat. Her tale has faded into myth.A cult of her followers still remains, though. These dragons believe that someday, a dragon will rise who is the sum of all dragons, with the powers of every dragon. When that dragon comes, Tiamat will be close behind.Kylara knows nothing of these legends, but she’s about to take center stage in a story which began thousands of years ago.Because the Cult of Tiamat is real, their power has not waned as much as most dragons believe, and many among them feel the time of their prophecy is upon them.And that Kylara is the dragon they’ve been looking for.

Sons of the Sand: The Complete Series


Kimberly Loth - 2018
     But she didn’t. Instead she threw a shoe at me after I burst forth from my vessel. She commanded me to leave and so I had to obey. But the need to see her again is powerful and I’m not sure I can resist. She will come easily, like the others. Three thousand years may have passed, but women always stay the same. They fell for pretty words and gave up their lives willingly. This girl would be no different. She’d make her wishes and her soul will be mine. And if she resists a little, well then, the end will be all the sweeter. Buy this heart-stopping paranormal romance now!

Akira Rises


Nonie Wideman - 2016
    With the help of her mother, Akira flees her tyrannical father. However, her escape does not go as she planned and Akira finds herself among a group of warriors led by a dashing young leader who encourages her to fulfill her destiny on her own terms. This warrior will test Akira's will and spirit and force her to reconsider her opinions towards men. But Akira's father will stop at nothing to bring her back.

Chronicles of Pelenor Trilogy Collection:


Meg Cowley - 2019
    Rising evil. Tangled loyalties. Harper discovers a legendary Dragonheart...and instantly becomes the most wanted person in Pelenor, where magic, dragons, and elves rule. She must survive - or die. Searching for the elven King's missing Dragonheart is his ruthless Spymaster Dimitri, who has his own agenda to revolutionise Pelenor.Harper is thrust into a web of intrigue, and her new companions - a roguish elven thief and his ragtag band - are not be the trustworthy friends she thinks.When Harper and Dimitri's paths collide, the only thing more dangerous than lies might be the truth, for either will destroy them.Harper and Dimitri must ally to ensure both survive the King's wrath in a court where betrayal is as easy as breathing. Who will drown in deceit, and who will rise triumphant?Dimitri’s plans backfire as he realises that time, hate, and the darkest of magics have twisted the visionary he hoped to follow, Saradon, into an evil that seeks dominion over all – and Dimitri is bound to his cause.Harper is bound to Saradon too in ways she could not imagine. She holds great darkness within her – and the only chance for salvation. Betrayal rules Pelenor - but will Harper betray herself to save those she loves? Saradon rules Pelenor with an iron fist. The Court of Tournai is beholden to him. A new Order, loyal to the Dark One of Altarea, rises under his dominion.Trapped under Saradon’s control, Harper is drawn into a darkness she cannot escape – and from which her friends cannot save her. War comes for Pelenor. The Dark One of Altarea will have his dominion. Will Pelenor be the first to fall, or can Harper and her far-flung companions somehow avert catastrophe? USA Today Bestselling Author and 2018 SPFBO Semi-Finalist Meg Cowley returns with a stunning new romantic epic fantasy trilogy set in the same world as her acclaimed Books of Caledan series. Filled with vivid characters, complex plots, and hints of romance, the Chronicles of Pelenor is perfect for fans of SJ Maas' A Court of Thorns and Roses and Miranda Honfleur’s Blade & Rose. Read Heart of Dragons now.

Dragon Assassin 2


Arthur Slade - 2020
    Fulfilling her oath is twice as deadly. Will Carmen survive? She has promised her dragon that she will assassinate a target for him. But he won't name the person or thing he wants her to kill. And he keeps taking her further and further into the deadly land of Drachia, where dragons rule. And, as if that's not enough, every single one of those dragons wants to kill Brax. This 2nd Dragon Assassin Boxed Set contains the 4th, 5th and 6th episodes in the Dragon Assassin series. Stories Included: Bitterwaters Elder Magic Royal Blood Download this second Dragon Assassin boxed set today! It’s a non-stop young adult adventure from best-selling author Arthur Slade. Perfect for fans of Dragon Riders of Pern, Dragon School, Eragon and The Brindle Dragon series.