Here are some specials and new releases by Charlotte E. English, Helena Rookwood, Rabia Gale, Greg Dragon, Nicole Ciacchella, Eileen Mueller, A.L. Tyler, Aaron Hodges and Angela J. Ford.
Sands and Starlight
by Charlotte E. English
Then the palace-in-glass was gone, fading away into the velvet night like a snuffed lamp.
Between the sands and the starlight, ancient powers rise, and the oldest of tales becomes new.
An old sorcerer travels the starlight bazaars: cursed and magic-blighted, he has glass where his heart should be.
A half-jinni enchantress seeks her missing son: daughter of a fallen king, hers is a great and daunting power.
A trio of camels walks the sands: loyal sisters in service, there is more to their past than meets the eye.
What unites these tales (and many more) is a marvel of sorcery and beauty: a great palace of ensorcelled glass, glimpsed only under the stars, and vanishing with the dawn…
Throne of Sand
by Helena Rookwood
A djinni without a past.
A love that could save a kingdom…
Zadie knows she’s nothing like your typical princess. She spends her days reading, riding, and sneaking out of the palace. But between her beautiful elder sister who’s betrothed to a powerful sultan, and her younger brother who’s heir to the throne, nobody seems to care what she gets up to. Until now, that is.
When Zadie helps her sister abandon her engagement to marry for love, it falls to her to play the part of the perfect princess in her place, traveling to the neighboring kingdom of Astaran with the handsome, arrogant sultan she is to marry.
But no sooner has she left her home, Zadie faces a whole new set of troubles. Bandits stalk the desert towns, the palace is under threat from an infamous band of thieves, and there are whispers that the sultan searches for more than just a new bride to magically protect his kingdom’s borders. All is not as it seems in Astaran.
And it’s fast becoming clear to the palace that this promised princess isn’t all she seems, either.
With her secrets piling up, can Zadie prove her true worth to the sultan and his ever-watchful vizier? If she doesn’t, the fate of more than one kingdom hangs in the balance…
by Rabia Gale
Rafe Grenfeld, diplomat and spy, has problems.
He’s just learned of the discovery of a legendary quartz pillar: his world’s most precious resource. But his informer died before revealing its location, and Rafe’s on the run in the hostile state of Blackstone.
Once, quartz powered magical devices, but the mages who created them are long gone. Now, veins of quartz give light to a dying world, and Rafe has competition.
Karzov, the notorious chief of Blackstone’s secret police, is also hunting for the pillar. Determined to claim it for his own country, Rafe forms an uneasy alliance with the mysterious and maddening Isabella. As dangerous magical artifacts resurface and dark forces close in, Rafe must tap into the lost powers of the mages to find and secure the quartz—before his world is torn apart by famine and war.
Angel of the Alliance
by Greg Dragon
Enter the Nighthawks. Newly promoted Lieutenant, junior grade, Helga Ate and her crew must fight against a ticking clock to track down the stolen ship and rescue the hostages undetected. With only five active members left in the Nighthawks and in the middle of an ongoing war, Helga’s first test of leadership may be her last.
The Nighthawks, however, have a reputation for pulling off the impossible. With innocent lives on the line, will they risk it all to live up to their legacy?
by Nicole Ciacchella
For years, seventeen-year-old Alessandro Bonanno has managed to scrape out a living by digging out scrap from derelict buildings. Were it not for his determination to save his seven-year-old brother, Enzo, Alessandro might have chosen the easy way out, as his father has, disappearing down a bottle of cheap liquor.
Alessandro’s situation becomes far more precarious and dangerous when the Creators flee, taking all semblance of law and order with them. With no other options, he agrees to work for a crime lord in exchange for protection for himself and his brother. But the deeper the crime lord draws Alessandro into her web, the more he fears he and his brother will never escape.
Born seventeen years ago on a Creator’s farming collective, Valeria Lagunes has never known anything other than a life of toil under the relentless sun. Despite what the Creators’ propaganda insists, crop yields are dwindling with each passing year, begging the question of which lives will be prioritized when there isn’t enough food to go around.
Yet as terrified as Valeria is of the impending famine, those fears are nothing compared to what her community must face when the Creators abandon them. Suddenly, the people of the collective are no longer just simple farmers. In this new lawless world, they must become warriors in order to defend their own. But can Valeria live with herself when forced to make decisions that go against every conviction she holds most dear?
Riders of Fire 1-3: Ezaara, Dragon Hero, Dragon Rift (Box Set)
by Eileen Mueller
Morgan in the Mirror
by A.L. Tyler
Now working the summer at Dragon’s Brackens renaissance festival and enjoying a flirtation with one of the dazzlingly handsome show jousters, she thought her life had become exciting enough.
She’s about to walk in on her boss, a humble mirror artist, doing something not quite normal. Not quite human, even.
Because as it turns out, the owner of Morgan’s Mirrors is a Fay… Morgan le Fay. And with her cover blown, she’s now demanding Penny’s help hiding from an evil wizard and a secret order of knights that have hunted her through the ages.
She’s willing to compensate Penny for her time with magic. Even so, what she’s asking is way above Penny’s pay grade.
The Sword of Light: The Complete Trilogy
by Aaron Hodges
Now that balance has been shattered, and chaos threatens.
A town burns and flames light the night sky. Hunted and alone, seventeen year old Eric flees through the wreckage. The mob grows closer, baying for the blood of their tormentor. Guilt weighs on his soul, but he cannot stop, cannot turn back. If he stops, they die.
For two years he has carried this curse, bringing death and destruction wherever he goes. But now there is another searching for him – one who offers salvation. His name is Alastair, and he knows the true nature of the curse. Magic.
Legend of the Nameless One: Books 1-3
by Angela J. Ford
Will Tor Lir and Citrine put aside their differences and work together to save the world?
Tor Lir is determined to ignore his birthright. Instead of ruling the immortals, he leaves the forests of the Iaen to study the ways of mortals. But his cold and arrogant attitude doesn’t do him any favors. When he meets a friendly giant and Citrine—an enchantress who can’t hold her tongue—he realizes he needs to change. Plus, his birthright won’t be denied. After he discovers mortals are dying, his past comes to haunt him with the reminder that he must to put an end to imbalance before darkness rises again.
Citrine has many secrets. No one knows she has a collection of mythical beasts who follow her. After being banished from her village and lost in the forest, Citrine makes a deal with a dark creature. But that was before she found the legendary land of a friendly giant. When an omen of death covers the land with darkness, Citrine realizes the consequences of her actions spell danger for everyone. Desperate to undo her mistakes, Citrine joins forces with Tor Lir, a cold wizard she instantly dislikes.
Chaos follows Citrine and Tor Lir wherever they go, forcing them to confront the fact that maybe they belong together, but even if they do, maybe they were meant to destroy each other.