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The Golden Guard Trilogy

Elise Kova - 2017
    However, they weren't always this way. Step back in time to where the Golden Guard got its start in this complete prequel trilogy. Book one: THE CROWN'S DOG. A coastal summer is turned upside down by a violent murder, and a quest for lost pirate treasure turns into a hunt for the killer. Jax Wendyll is the crown's dog. As punishment for the unspeakable crimes that tourment him to this day, his life has been conscripted to the Empire Solaris. However, in an Empire afflicted by peace, his duties are relegated to unquestioningly aiding the antics of the youngest prince, Baldair. Erion Le'Dan, a nobleman's son, expects a quiet summer visit to the Imperial Palace, his only agenda to visit with his unlikely friends. But Jax's discovery the legendary pirate Adela Lagmir's old workroom inspires a hunt for her long lost treasure. The pursuit of Adela's truth takes the three men to the Imperial summer manor, built along the old pirate mainstays. When Adela's trident is branded into a murdered servant, Prince Baldair's summer amusement of treasure-hunting becomes a hunt to find the killer. But, as mysteries compound, the ghosts of Jax's past may not be the only things haunting them. Book two: THE PRINCE'S ROGUE The Empire has declared war against its neighbor to the north, the country of Shaldan. Prince Baldair is summoned to lead, but the untested royal harbors secret reservations about his ability to inspire confidence in troops his senior in both age and experience. The memory of his first kills the summer prior still weigh heavy on his shoulders, and he flees to his friend Erion's home near the Crossroads to wait for the army before marching north. Raylynn Westind had never held a responsibility in her life. After losing her mother years ago, she wanders from town to town in search of a challenge, honoring the sacred song of the sword her mother taught her. She never backs down from a fight, not when her opponents are the deadly Knights of Jadar, mysteriously insistent upon her death. And certainly not when the opponent is the Empire's young playboy prince. Baldair has never met another person as gifted with the sword as he, and is insistent on seeing a golden bracer grace Raylynn's forearm. But the woman lives a mercenary's life, and Baldair quickly learns that her loyalty comes at a high price. When he discovers the bounty on her head, the prince must choose between his responsibilities to his father's Empire, and the woman who has captured his heart as a soldier, and as a man. Book three: THE FARMER'S WAR Lieutenant Craig Youngly has only ever wanted one thing in his life -- to join the illustrious Golden Guard. In pursuit of his goals, he has found himself protege to Raylynn Westwind, notable Guard member and favorite of Prince Baldair. He has fought for two years in the sweltering North and now prepares to embark on a mission on behalf of the Guard that could secure his long-sought membership. It's the opportunity Craig has been waiting for, until Raylynn's attention turns toward another swordsman, Daniel Taffl. Daniel has always been a man of modest aspirations. As a farmer's son from the East, he seeks a soldier's wage to support a future for the woman of his dreams when he returns from the front lines. It isn't until he's conscripted into Craig's mission that he learns his sword-craft has caught the eyes of the powers above him. Craig sees his mission as an opportunity to impress the guard and exert his authority over Daniel. Daniel sees it merely as the chance to secure a more financially stable future.

Trouble, Chaos, and Vengeance

Crista McHugh - 2013
    Arden (known to everyone as "Trouble") likes attention as much as the next girl, but this is getting ridiculous. When an insane stranger is murdered at the inn where she works, Trouble becomes the next Soulbearer for the disembodied god of chaos, Loku. Yes, it comes with the ability to channel the god's limitless power, but at the cost of her sanity -- literally. Now she has a sexy but cynical knight claiming to be her protector, a prince trying to seduce her to his cause (and his bed), and a snarky chaos god who offers a play-by-play commentary on it all, whether she wants to hear it or not. To make matters worse, there are plenty of people who would like to see her dead. Follow Arden, Dev, and Kell as they battle necromancers, a jealous god, and foreign invaders, all while balancing the chaos thrown their way by Loku. This edition contains all three books of The Soulbearer Trilogy: A Soul For Trouble A Soul For Chaos A Soul For Vengeance

The Heart of the Stone

Dora Machado - 2008
    Or so begins the stonewiser's oath. But what happens when a rebellious stonewiser discovers that lies have tainted the stone tales? In a world devastated by the rot's widespread destruction, only the tales preserved in the stones can uphold the truth and defend the Goodlands. In this world, stone truth is valued above anyone's word, and stonewisers are the only ones capable of retrieving the tales from the stones, the only link between past and present, order and chaos.\nSariah is the most gifted stonewiser of her generation, but her talent does not atone for her shortcomings. A survivor of the Guild's brutal training, she is curious, willful, and disobedient. Yet not even Sariah is prepared for what she finds when she steals into the Guild's Sacred Vaults: A mayhem of lies and intrigues that shatters her world. Hunted, persecuted, and betrayed, Sariah must make an unlikely alliance with Kael, a cynical rebel leader pledged to a mysterious quest of his own. The fate of their dying world depends on their courage to overcome centuries of hatred and distrust. But not even the grueling journey has prepared them for what they're about to discover. Because nothing is really as it seems, and the truth is more intricate and devastating than they ever suspected . . . Vibrant with detail, alive with compelling characters, and packed with intriguing action and unforeseen twists, Stonewiser is an unforgettable adventure, an exquisite, heartwarming tale from a mesmerizing storyteller.


Tarisa Marie - 2016
    Her mother told her that it was a fraternity ring, but when Megan is kidnapped by a strange man and questioned about the piece of jewelry, she knows there's something more to both it and her father. Megan is unwillingly thrust into a world where demons exist. Her new bestfriend turns out to be a demon hunter, and she discovers that she herself is a half demon. Her heritage catches up with her, and soon she's set up with a pure blood mentor. Megan learns that in only a few months she'll have to make the biggest decision of her life. She has three choices: become a pure-blood demon, become a demon hunter, or death.

The Watcher Chronicles Boxed Set: Books 1 - 4

S.J. West - 2016
    On the night the Tear first appeared, the Watchers, a mysterious group of men possessing supernatural powers, made their presence known to the leaders of the world, earning their complete trust to deal with the turmoil the Tear caused.Now twenty-two years old, Jess is an agent working for the Watcher Agency searching for a way to bring her parents back home. When the leader of the Watchers, Mason Collier, recruits her to join his team, Jess quickly discovers she is meant to play a major role in sealing the Tear forever. Mason and Jess instantly find themselves drawn to one another but they both resist their mutual attraction for different reasons. Broken by past events in their lives, they each struggle to overcome their fears and find the strength to take a chance on one another.Reading Order of Watcher Books by Series:The Watchers Trilogy (Ages 13+): Cursed, Blessed, ForgivenThe Watcher Chronicles (Ages 17+ due to mature content and themes): Broken, Kindred, Oblivion, AscensionCaylin's Story (Ages 13+ - Can be read by younger readers without having to read the Watcher Chronicles): Timeless, DevotedAiden's Story (Ages 17+ due to mature content and themes)Alternate Earth Series (Ages 17+ due to mature content and themes): Cataclysm, Uprising, JudgmentThe Redemption Series (Ages 17+ due to mature content and themes): Malcolm, Anna, Lucifer, RedemptionThe Dominion Series (Ages 17+ due to mature content and themes): Awakening, Reckoning

Ammey McKeaf (The Chronicles of Azulland Book 1)

Jane Shoup - 2012
    Her brothers have trained and challenged her all her life, especially at swordsmanship, which will serve her well.Trouble stirs when Marko Corin, the ambitious leader of Bellux-Abry, seeks to gain control of the country. His small bands of vicious warriors, known as wolf-packs, reap destruction and death. To protect her, Ammey is escorted to safe place, but sanctuary is a thing of the past. Initially rescued by famed assassins, Forzenay’s Five, Ammey discovers inner-strength she did not know she possessed. She learns the art of survival from Vincent, one of the Five, and an undeniable passion grows between them.As civil conflict rages, Ammey is swept into events against her will. As she battles to survive and protect those around her, she will be tried and tested beyond anything she could have imagined, but will her efforts be enough to save herself and those she loves?

The Stones of Andarus

Tom Sechrist - 2012
    When a demented Master Mage intends to unleash the unholy power of these ancient artifacts, it will fall to five unlikely heroes to stop him. The battle for the fate of the realm has only just begun...Legend has it that a demented sorcerer named Andarus sought to harness the power of creation…to bend it to his will. He searched throughout the realm for mystical vessels that could contain such unfathomable power and The Stones of Andarus were created. The Stones are said to contain a fragment of the power of creation along with the dark, twisted soul of the sorcerer Andarus.On this account, the legends are true.The fate of The Stones through history is not known. Some say that, despite their awesome power, they were destroyed long ago. Others claim they were divided and hidden away in the far corners of the land. Yet others believe the sinister power of the Stones has faded over the great span of time since their creation, and can never be a threat again. Then there are those who say the tale of the Stones is nothing but pure fantasy.On this account, the legends are dead wrong.Xavier, an unstable and evil Master Mage, has spent his life perfecting his mastery of not only the Mystical Arts, but the forbidden magic of the Dark Mystics. Now, at the peak of his sinister power, he has the Stones of Andarus and intends to not only unleash their unholy power, but attempt to control it.Such power, twisted by the crazed essence of a mad man, can never be controlled and dared not be unleashed, but Xavier believes he has the power and the skill to accomplish the impossible.Enter Daimion Devenshire, a mysterious loner with seductive charms, dark secrets and deep scars. He is a minor mage of the Mystical Arts, but there is a power within him that not even he is aware least not yet. When he learns that Xavier has the Stones, he knows that the mad man has to be stopped or the entire realm could be forever altered if not destroyed. Joining him on his desperate quest are The Lady Brianna Standish, seductively beautiful and fiercely independent. She is a woman who lives her life on her terms, much to the chagrin of medieval society. Raven Darkseed is a rouge Adept Mage of the Mystical Arts and the closest thing to a best friend to Devenshire. Shantira Dubris is a young village woman set on vengeance and torn by the storm of emotions and sensations that Devenshrie stirs within her. Zandorth Krahl is a warrior of the Ancient Class, a vanishing breed of men who value honor and integrity above all else.From the beginning, Devenshire and company are pursued…by both friend and foe. Darius Thieberian, a vampire with special designs on Brianna, stalks the group with motives as dark as the night he lives in. Rachelle Tambrey, a unique vampire with an unexplainable interest in Devenshire, follows as well. Add a compliment of the King’s Royal Guards who have been convinced that Devenshire is a vampire by an ex-vampire hunter turned bandit, and the group’s efforts to save the realm are thwarted at every turn.Through trials and tribulations, deceptions and betrayals this group of unlikely heroes must face many obstacles in their epic quest to stop Xavier, including an opponent fiercer than any they have ever faced…the demons within themselves.The battle for the fate of the realm has only just begun...

Gryphon Riders Trilogy Boxed Set

Derek Alan Siddoway - 2018
    An elite band of warriors flying to its defense. To save their kingdom, a quiet blacksmith must fulfill her destiny.Eva's job as a blacksmith's apprentice helps her ignore her ever-present daydreams. But when she inadvertently picks up a stolen gryphon egg, her solitary life changes in a heartbeat. She has no choice but to answer a call to join the Windsworn—an elite band of gryphon riders fighting for her kingdom's survival. As Eva attempts to earn her place among the warriors, she uncovers an age-old plot that could tear the gryphon riders apart. To protect her new friends, she must embark on an epic journey across the continents, each day growing closer to her true destiny. Her survival may depend on trusting old foes and making terrible sacrifices along the way.Can Eva find her true self and overcome impossible odds before the Windsworn's kingdom collapses into a savage apocalypse?

Goddess of War

K.N. Lee - 2015
    It'll take years to reach their Enlightenment, when their power is strong enough to fight the goddess who seeks to destroy them. With the help of a demi-god, Raina and Allan disguise themselves as part of the mystical sect who uphold the laws of the gods. But, when they are stationed in the palace, the royals become their new masters.Danger lurks in every corner, and Raina finds herself torn between duty......and the demands of her heart as she begins to fall for the handsome crown prince she's sent to train.Embark on an epic coming-of-age adventure in a mythical world, where two gods must discover the depths of their magic, the desires of their hearts, and the lengths they'd go to in order to save the world.Scroll up and grab your copy of this sword and sorcery fantasy romance today!

Whom the Gods Love

M.M. Perry - 2012
    Dark and foreboding forests. Beasts of myth and legend. All must be conquered by Cass and her small band before they can ask the favor of a God. From the Plains of the Dead Gods all the way to the Temple of Oshia, a mercurial God who promises to grant any wish to those who complete a harrowing pilgrimage, a tale unwinds that begins to unravel a great mystery—a story told only in the hazy atmospheres of forgotten pubs in the farthest reaches of the land… until now. The group quickly finds itself caught in a struggle between the gods that has spanned millennia. And everyone knows that nothing is easy when the gods have a hand in.This is the first book in the Of Gods & Mortals trilogy.

The First Human Rider

Ramy Vance - 2019
    They need a new hero to step up and turn the tide. Myrddin, the resistance’s leader, thinks he might have found that someone…on Earth, of all places. Word has just come from the east that the Dark One is launching his largest assault yet, but there is still time to stop him. If, that is, they can find someone good enough to take him on.  Alex Bound just might be the rider they need. But a human has never been accepted as a Dragonrider.  Let alone a blind human... Alex isn’t someone to step away from a fight.  Not now, not ever, and she has no plans to start—even if she needs to ride a real dragon to make it happen. Go up and click Read Now or Download for Free and find out what happens when you cross a desperate wizard, and a willing fighter accepting the call to be the best when she is needed the most.

Mistress of Masks: Catalysts of Chaos, Book 1

C. Greenwood - 2014
    The dead are rising, the oracles haven fallen silent, and foul creatures are devastating the baselands. When the dark sorcerer, Rathnakar, escapes his tomb, the First Mother chooses three champions to become the saviors of their time. The hopeful adherent, Eydis, wants nothing more than to lead a life of solitary devotion within the sheltered walls of a seclusionary. But when her pilgrimage to a sacred grove ends in a vision of the end of the world, she realizes the Mother requires a more dangerous service from her. Seeking the catalysts prophecy says can overcome chaos, she aligns herself with a notorious traitor, Orrick of Kroad, and Geveral, a dryad mage who has yet to tame his powers. Together, can the three unlikely heroes thwart Rathnakar and the wave of darkness threatening to devour their world? The Catalysts of Chaos Series: Book 1 ~ Mistress of Masks Book 2 ~ Betrayer of Blood (Coming Winter of 2014) Book 3 ~ Summoner of Storms (Coming Spring of 2015)

The Gladiator Queen: Complete Trilogy

Auryn Hadley - 2018
    Fighting against the temptation of forbidden love, striving to survive the horrors of combat, and determined to save her country, the delicate girl in the fancy pink dress will become more than anyone expected. She is the Gladiator Queen.When We Were Kings: Tossed into the gladiator arena, everyone expected the delicate girl in the fancy pink dress to be the first to die. Leyli had other plans. Surviving was at the top of her list. Revenge was a close second.In the cell beside her, the Lion of Lenlochlien was impressed. The first day, they all cried. But this one was different. Her tears didn't slow her down, they just made her stronger, and when he looked in her eyes, he saw it. Her desperation was feral. This girl might be cornered, but the bitch was the kind that would bite. He had no idea that he was about to become her best weapon. Leyli didn't just want to live through the games, she wanted to protect her father's throne, but to do that, she had to become someone else. She couldn't be the Princess of Norihame. The Lion had to make her a Wolf. Chained side by side, he'll show her how to be a killer. She'll give him a reason to keep fighting. Together, they'll learn that it takes a friend to survive.When We Were Dancing: Leyli never wanted power, but her cousin's scheming left no other option. He'd killed her brother, trying to claim the throne for himself, and sold her off to be a gladiator, hoping to get rid of her. It didn't work. Now, she'll do whatever it takes to make sure Palino can't destroy the country her family fought so hard to keep safe.On the sands of the arena, death was honest. In the palace, everything is different. The threats are veiled in fancy clothes and whispered rumors. Spies lay in wait around every corner, bribed with promises of power and wealth. To win, she has to keep her cousin far from succession. The best way is an heir of her own. That means a noble husband who won't kill her in her sleep and -- hopefully -- one who will ignore the hulking shadow of her best friend turned bodyguard. The game is King of the Hill. The music for their dance is made of politics. Fate gave her a chance to change everything, but he's a fickle god. Leyli has to get this right. She may not be on the sands of the arena, but she's still fighting, and the Wolf of Oberhame will not be defeated.When We Were Crowned: With the crown safely on Leyli's head, her problems should've been over. Her country is safe. Her family is together. What more could a new Queen ask for?Unfortunately, spending her mornings purging her stomach isn't it. Evidently, not even the Queen of Norihame is immune to morning sickness. Even worse, women in her country were expected to produce the next generation, not rule it. As soon as the men in court realize she's pregnant with the heir, they'll try to take away all the power she fought so hard to gain.If that was all she had to worry about, things would be great.But Rhia is closing in. The expansionist nation to the west has been seeking a trade alliance in violation of her father's peace treaty. Is this merely a misunderstanding between politicians, or is it the first hint of things to come? And why is one of the Senators saying the exact same thing her cousin cited as his reason for rebellion?When all the pieces come together, Leyli realizes it's worse than she feared. Only one thing can save her country now, but that means putting herself - and her unborn child - in harm's way. Thankfully, she's got one thing going for her that Rhia will never expect. She's a gladiator. That means she doesn't fight fair.

Soul Catcher

E.L. Todd - 2013
    His devastating past has made him bitter and sarcastic, mean and insulting, and he chooses to live a criminal life rather than one of virtue. But when he is stabbed fatally in the chest, he is forced to seek help from a nature priest, but his aid comes at a price—to rescue a woman. Against his reservations and protests, he travels to a guarded city and rescues her from the Prisoner’s Circle, and as soon as she sees his frame, cloaked and covered in weapons, along with his hostile attitude and malicious words, she is wary of him. Soon, the man becomes fond of his annoying traveling companion until she betrays him in the biggest way—by looking into his Soul Catcher. She discovers his true identity—a man she has met before.


Trip Ellington - 2014
    Clumsy, awkward, naive, and frequently a nuisance to his mentor wizard, it was hard for Mithris to believe he’d ever become a great and powerful wielder of magic... But everything changed for the young apprentice one day when vicious and foul creatures attacked his master’s tower, killing his mentor, and driving Mithris into exile in the wild world outside. Alone and left to care for himself for the first time in his life, Mithris must find the strength and courage to become the very thing he never expected he could be...A powerful wizard... And he must do it in time to stop the monsters, avenge his master’s death, and save the world from the clutches of a power-hungry wizard. Length: 80,000 Words This Bundle Contains: - EverMage #1: Of Swords and Magic - EverMage #2: Of Wizards and Men - EverMage #3: Of Earth and Stone - EverMage #4: Of Flame and Ash - EverMage #5: Of Absence and Void - EverMage #6: The Final Foundation