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Becoming Human
by Eliza Green
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Becoming Human is the first book in this post-apocalyptic dystopian series. Read the books in order: Becoming Human, Altered Reality, Crimson Dawn.
Two Worlds. Two Species. One Terrifying Secret.

In 2163, a polluted and overcrowded Earth forces humans to search for a new home. But the exoplanet they target, Exilon 5, is occupied.

Having already begun a massive relocation programme, the World Government on Earth sends Bill Taggart to monitor the threat level of the Indigenes, the alien race that lives on Exilon 5. Bill is a man on the edge. He believes the Indigenes killed his wife, but he doesn’t know why. Until now.

Stephen has every reason to despise the humans and their attempts to colonise his planet. To protect his species from further harm, he must go against his very nature and become human.

Laura O’Halloran is losing her daily battle with Seasonal Affective Disorder. Her only chance at recovery is leaving the dark Earth for the sunnier climate of Exilon 5. She hopes her credentials as a World Government employee will secure her a one-way trip, but with the ever increasing relocation demand that is not a guarantee.

Her discovery of a deadly secret threatens her life and that of Bill and Stephen. A secret so great it could rip apart both worlds.

Half Wolf (Alpha Underground Book 1)
by Aimee Easterling
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Mystery & Thriller
Every werewolf knows the meek won't inherit the earth.

Fen Young is a half-shifter whose inner beast is more mouse than wolf. Home is her castle, the only place she's ever felt safe.

Enter Hunter Green, an uber-alpha strong enough to stop traffic with a single look. He's handsome and enticing and seems like just the ticket to broaden Fen's horizons...until the uber-alpha brushes off his admirer and summarily rejects her from her home pack.

Now treading water in the no-man's land of outpack territory, Fen must confront a missing pack mate, a tantalizing stranger, and a serial killer targeting half-werewolves. Will she be able to shore up her waning power in time to save her friend...and half-breeds everywhere...before it's too late?

USA Today bestselling author Aimee Easterling's new urban fantasy novel is chock full of adventure, romance, and danger and is bound to leave readers craving more.

The Last Knight (Pendragon Book 1)
by Nicola S Dorrington
Teen & Young Adult
When 17-year-old Cara Page starts seeing terrifying visions of the future and hearing the voice of a long-dead king, she's petrified she's losing her mind. With her mother hospitalised and unable to recognise her and the kids at school treating her as if she doesn't exist, Cara doesn't know how much more she can cope with.

In the midst of her troubles, she finds an unexpected friend. Lance is new at school, and like Cara he doesn't fit any of the usual cliques. Underneath his rough clothes and sarcastic attitude he's surprisingly charming and gallant, and Cara is drawn to him as if they've known each other for centuries. Her intuition tells her there's a reason they met: He may know why she's having the visions, and why they're getting worse.

If Cara isn't going crazy, then the barriers between worlds are crumbling, and she may be the only one who can stop it. First she needs answers that can only be found in the heart of ancient Britain, in myths and half-forgotten legends that are no longer mere stories. Her dreams tell her a very old grudge may be coming to fruition--one that would destroy Cara and everything she has left.

The Last Summer of the Camperdowns: A Novel
by Elizabeth Kelly
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Historical Fiction
The Last Summer of the Camperdowns, from the best-selling author of Apologize, Apologize!, introduces Riddle James Camperdown, the twelve-year-old daughter of the idealistic Camp and his manicured, razor-sharp wife, Greer. It’s 1972, and Riddle’s father is running for office from the family compound in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Between Camp’s desire to toughen her up and Greer’s demand for glamour, Riddle has her hands full juggling her eccentric parents. When she accidentally witnesses a crime close to home, her confusion and fear keep her silent. As the summer unfolds, the consequences of her silence multiply. Another mysterious and powerful family, the Devlins, slowly emerges as the keepers of astonishing secrets that could shatter the Camperdowns. As an old love triangle, bitter war wounds, and the struggle for status spiral out of control, Riddle can only watch, hoping for the courage to reveal the truth. The Last Summer of the Camperdowns is poised to become the summer’s uproarious and dramatic must-read.

His Wicked Sins (Dark Gothic Book 4)
by Eve Silver
Historical Romance
If you love historical romantic suspense with a gothic vibe, don't miss this thrilling read!

***His Wicked Sins is a stand alone story. The Dark Gothic series can be read in any order!***

Determined to help her impoverished family, Elizabeth Canham accepts a position at Burndale Academy, an isolated girl's school filled with secrets and shadows. There she meets mysterious widower Griffin Fairfax, a man dogged by dark rumours, a man who both frightens and fascinates her.

But Beth has secrets of her own, nightmares that haunt her and fears that follow her into the light of day when a woman is found dead in the nearby woods—the victim of a brutal murder… a murder that bears terrifying similarity to others. Then Beth discovers that all the victims were intimately connected to Griffin. Beth’s past has taught her to be wary, but her heart tells her that Griffin cannot be the charming, seductive killer stalking the night, stealing women’s hearts…and lives.

by Ellery A Kane
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Science Fiction & Fantasy
How do you want to feel today?
In 2041, the choice is yours.

San Francisco is deserted, the Bay Bridge bombed, and the BART subway trains grounded. The Guardians, members of an elite and mysterious government-appointed military police force, are maintaining order at all costs--thanks to emotion-altering drugs like Emovere that suppress fear and anxiety. Lex Knightley, daughter of a prominent forensic psychiatrist, risks entering the devastated city to partner with the Resistance, a group of rebels intent upon exposing the dangers of Emovere. Lex discovers an ally in Quin McAllister, a magnetic Guardian Force recruit with a haunting past that binds them together. As she uncovers the secrets of the Guardian Force and confronts the truth about her family, Lex begins to realize that even those closest to her are not quite who they seem.

The Hated
by Walter Marks
Mystery & Thriller
A dead body is discovered sitting on a lifeguard chair at Indian Wells beach. Across the victim’s forehead, scrawled with a felt pen, are the numbers 6-8-8-6. This mysterious clue leads Detective Jericho into the subculture of Hate, where violent crimes are committed with impunity, vicious gangs and secret organizations flourish, and disloyalty is punished by death. Has the murdered man fallen victim to these racist hate mongers? Or is something even more sinister at work?

The Color of Time
by Julianne MacLean
They say it’s impossible to change the past...

Since her magical summer romance at the age of sixteen, Sylvie Nichols has never been able to forget her first love. Years later, when she returns to the seaside town where she lost her heart to Ethan Foster, she is determined to lay the past to rest once and for all. But letting go becomes a challenge when Sylvie finds herself transported back to that long ago summer of love…and the turbulent events that followed. Soon, past and present begin to collide in strange and mystifying ways, and Sylvie can’t help but wonder if a true belief in miracles is powerful enough to change both her past and her future....

The Survivors
by Angela White
Science Fiction & Fantasy
"This is Safe Haven Refugee Camp. Can anyone hear me? ...hello? Is anyone out there?

The end of the world has given us a harsh, merciless existence, where nature tries hard to push mankind to the very brink of extinction. Everything is against us, between us... Untold miles of lawless, apocalyptic roads wait for our feet, and the future, cold and dark, offers little comfort. Without change, there can be no peace. Only survivors."

From dangerous trips into dark, apocalyptic cities, to patriotic rescues and furious revelations, Life After War is an action-packed fantasy series where those left alive must come to terms with their mistakes in the old world, while fighting for a place in the new one. Life After War. Magic and Reality blended into a post-apocalyptic fantasy series that you won't ever forget.
Summary in 20 words or less:An action adventure quest, with a supernatural romance, and many other subplots, set during the aftermath of the apocalypse.

Peter's Sisters
by LM Foster
Literature & Fiction
Sue’s in the mental hospital and she’s only partially surprised. There had been that thing, that . . . interlude with her sister’s new boyfriend. When he’d started it – what possible choice did she have but to go ahead and finish it?

Bonnie wanted to be fair. Her sister had just snapped, and Bonnie reckoned that such a thing could happen to anybody. She’d almost gone over the edge herself once. On the other hand, what Susan had done, the things that she’d said . . . Bonnie wanted to be fair, but she wasn’t sure she could forgive Sue. Not for any of it.

by Dhayaa Anbajagane
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Space Sorcerer Q wasn’t big on surprises. But when he receives a mysterious request from the Empress of the Dark Knights herself, he realizes something weird is going on.

Knowing nothing but that the Dark Knights need his help, Q and his crew journey to the ancient planet of Drakon, hoping the situation wasn’t too serious. But hope is never good enough. A dangerous enemy awaits them on the horizon, and the only language they speak is war.

A critical battle nears as time begins to run out, and Q rushes to find an answer to it all. But what he discovers instead is a world deadlier than his darkest nightmares. A world where pain is imminent and death is the only cure.

EcQuest is the fourth book of the Quest Saga, a Sci-fi Space Opera. If you liked Star Wars and Ender’s game, then you’ll love a series that combines all of their best traits into a fast-paced, captivating adventure!

Bed & Breakfast Bedlam
by Abby L Vandiver
Cozy Mystery
Meet Miss Vivee and Logan Dickerson. A funny, mismatched pair of amateur sleuths.

Logan, an archaeologist, feels she'll always live in the shadow of her famous mother, so to prove her worth, she jumps the fence at a federally protected archaeological site. Not such a good idea. Now she's on the run from the FBI. Ending up in a small, coastal town in Georgia, she discovers that one resident, Gemma Burke, has been found dead - keeled over in her bowl of bouillabaisse.

Miss Vivee, witness to it all, gets Logan all tangled up in the big mystery of who killed Gemma Burke. And no matter how old she is, Miss Vivee, with the help of her partners in crime (solving), including her ex-sweetheart, Mac, thinks she can solve the murder before the local sheriff.

Fun. Lighthearted. And a funny read!

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Kitchen Chinese
by Ann Mah
PRICE: $1.99
Paranormal Romance
Isabelle Lee thinks she knows everything about Chinese cuisine. After all, during her Chinese-American childhood, she ate it every day. Isabelle may speak only 'kitchen Chinese'—the familial chatter learned at her mother's knee—but she understands the language of food. Now, in the wake of a career-ending catastrophe, she's ready for a change—so she takes off for Beijing to stay with her older sister, Claire, whom she's never really known, and finds a job writing restaurant reviews for an expat magazine. In the midst of her extreme culture shock, and the more she comes to learn about her sister's own secrets, Isabelle can't help but wonder whether coming to China was a mistake ... or an extraordinary chance to find out who she really is.

Life In The Gumball Machine - Vinnie And Gordy's Return
by Maureen Bartone
The magic gumball machine is back! “Life in the Gumball Machine – Vinnie and Gordy’s Return” is the second chapter book from this two-book series for middle school readers. The action and adventure resume as three friends, Daisy, Michael, and Patrick team up with others in a race to return their two tiny gumball friends, Vinnie and Gordy, to their magic gumball world. It’s not easy keeping two little gumball people safe in the dangerous world of humans, and the children run into many problems as they try to get them back home. Their journey takes a dark and dangerous turn as they are once again sucked back up and into that crazy, magic gumball machine. They can only hope to safely return Vinnie and Gordy and still escape with their lives.

The Unexpected Gift of Joseph Bridgeman
by Nick Jones
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Science Fiction & Fantasy
Meet Joseph Bridgeman, a reclusive insomniac with a weakness for ‘The Beatles’ on vinyl and a constant headache. When his annoying accountant suggests hypnotherapy might help him sleep, Joseph accidentally discovers he can time-travel and things get a little complicated.

With the help of Vinny, a local record shop owner, Mark, his old school friend, and Alexia Finch, his hypno-time-travel guru, Joe sets out to change the course of his life. He needs to get back to 1992, the year his world fell apart, the year that Amy, his sister, went missing. The only problem (apart from his clothes disappearing) is that the further back he goes the less time he gets to stay there.
Can Joe master his new-found gift before time catches up with him?

From Winter's Ashes
by Amy Leigh Simpson
Romantic Suspense
If you can trust your enemy with your life, what’s to stop him from stealing your heart?

Hopelessly unlucky in love and a target for tragedy, Joselyn Whyte hardly leads the charmed life you’d expect of an heiress. When she becomes the mark of an arsonist, the last person she expects to ride to her rescue is her nemesis—the man who sealed her fate as a frigid and lonely “Snow Whyte.”

Firefighter Finn Carson might talk a big game, but behind the swagger and the dimples is a man tormented by a mistake that cost a life. When a force stronger than his stubbornness pulls him off the bench and into a 5-Alarm fire for a miraculous save, Finn decides the key to his redemption lies with the Ice Princess he loathes. But the price to freedom from the guilt and nightmares might be too steep if it means bartering with Joselyn’s father by posing as her boyfriend—her safety and the ruthless billionaire’s senatorial campaign hanging on the combustible edge of a decade old grudge.

When secrets from the past resurface, the ruse and reality collide and threaten to thaw their heated rivalry—turning hate into something that terrifies them even more than the cunning predator with a bent sense of justice.

The Dragon's Egg
by David A Wells
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Science Fiction & Fantasy
Seventy-five years ago, the dragons fell from the sky. We thought they were just meteorites—six terrifying explosions rang the world like a bell. When the dust settled, we went on with our lives as though nothing had happened.

More than a decade later, five of the eggs hatched. The dragons that emerged were small and weak. They kept to the shadows, working in secret to persuade people to do their bidding, offering magic as payment and reward. Years passed … and still we didn’t notice the evil growing in our midst.

The war began suddenly. Survivors called it the ‘apocalypse’—nine billion people killed in an afternoon.

Then the dragons revealed themselves, burning huge swaths of what remained, taunting and mocking and murdering the survivors.

Four leaders arose: The Wizard, the Dragon Rider, the Monk, and the Dragon Slayer. Allied with the rebel dragon, they waged war for years until they too were defeated, scattered, or killed.

When the war ended, only one dragon remained … but that single dragon was enough to plunge the world into tyranny.

The Dragon's Egg is the first book in the post-apocalyptic, epic fantasy series--The Dragonfall Trilogy.

You Only Get So Much
by Dan Kolbet
Literature & Fiction
When Billy Redmond returns to his hometown to attend his brother's funeral, he's hoping for a quick trip. No reason to stay for more than a few hours. He's been in self-imposed exile from his family after a tragedy 12 years ago. It's better this way. He can't harm people he never sees.

Billy soon finds that his family isn't better off without him, in fact he's the only one who can help them. Billy is forced to fight through his tormented past to make a better future for those he loves. He is guided on this journey by a woman from his past, who he quickly realizes was the one who got away.

For Billy, it's more than a second chance, it's his last chance to get it right.

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