Here are some specials and new releases by Georgina Makalani, C.L. Carhart, C.T. Phipps, Aurora Springer, David Neth, Kater Cheek, K.A. Wiggins, Joanna White, Nicole Ciacchella and Kyra Halland.
by Georgina Makalani
Isla Tarle thought she had managed to disappear into relative obscurity. Now someone wants her dead. But why would anyone take out a hero so long after the battle was lost?
With her current life blown apart, Isla is determined to clear her name and solve the mystery of who wants her dead. The Rohendra Complex is filled with secrets she can’t remember, and Isla’s gifts have some calling her hummer.
But hummers are myth, aren’t they? And there was good reason why the liquid metal that had once been so integral to the working of the universe was outlawed. Then there’s Gray, the guy claiming to have saved her, who thinks there is more to it, and that she knows just what that is.
Together they head into a world she has tried hard to forget, to discover who is so determined she can’t live in peace. In order to find the truth and survive, Isla will have to remember what she doesn’t want to.
by C.L. Carhart
“You fool. You have known the glory of the Teuton priest. For the rest of your life, you will want a priest. There is no hope for you now.”
Swanie von Thaden and her companions bend time to search for the truth, but things go awry from the start. Unexpected dangers lurk in eleventh century Europe, and Swanie soon learns that she may be there much longer than intended. She sets out to carve a place for herself in a primeval land of princes and noblewomen, but she quickly finds that her Teuton peers prove unwilling to reveal their secrets to a brash interloper.
Swanie fears that she may never uncover the mysteries of Teutonic history—until she meets Augustin von Bayern, a mysterious young lord that her people mistrust. Educated and refined, his aura entices her in ways she had never anticipated. But he offers his shadowy lore at a price, one which may alter her future. Does she dare to explore the darker aspects of Teutonic magic? Should she bare her heart to one who walks a demon’s path?
The Rules of Supervillainy
by C.T. Phipps
Gary Karkofsky is an ordinary guy with an ordinary life living in an extraordinary world. Supervillains, heroes, and monsters are a common part of the world he inhabits. Yet, after the death of his hometown’s resident superhero, he gains the amazing gift of the late champion’s magical cloak. Deciding he prefers to be rich rather than good, Gary embarks on a career as Merciless: The Supervillain Without Mercy.
But is he evil enough to be a villain in America’s most crime-ridden city?
Gary soon finds himself surrounded by a host of the worst of Falconcrest City’s toughest criminals. Supported by his long-suffering wife, his ex-girlfriend turned professional henchwoman, and a has-been evil mastermind, Gary may end up being not the hero they want but the villain they need.
by Aurora Springer
Teen superhero, Starrella, and her flying horse combat vicious killers in the skies of Atalanta.
The quiet summer before her freshman year turns frighteningly weird after Estelle Wright trespasses onto an Army base. Blown into the air and knocked unconscious, she wakes with a nascent superpower. Not to mention a winged horse with a snarky attitude and a mind of her own.
Back home in Atalanta, a serial killer is targeting the students at Goldman University. Before long she must juggle college classes with sneaking out of the house after dark to battle alien monsters. Estelle’s life is in danger, but who can she trust: handsome Mark Copper from military intelligence, or hunky Toby, the tough gangster with a motorbike? Both men have secret agendas, but where does she fit in their schemes.
Young adult superheroes, quirky animal sidekicks, and a dash of romance enliven this thrilling adventure. Book 1 of the Secret Supers.
The Full Moon
by David Neth
Kathy and her sister, Samantha, have always been a team. Throughout their time as witches, they’ve taken out more than their share of bad guys. But after Kathy meets Will, who she learns is a demonic Dark Knight, her loyalties begin to change.
Meanwhile, Samantha doesn’t trust Will or his intentions. Still, Kathy can’t help but feel tempted by the dark side as she falls deeper in love with Will. Crossing over would give Kathy the freedom to do whatever she wanted with her magic. No rules. No limitations. It would also mean breaking the bond she has always shared with her sister, who has made it clear that she wants nothing to do with the dark side.
When Will proposes they take over the underworld, Kathy loves the idea of having power. But it also leaves her with a choice that will change her life: abandon her family and the life she has always known, or give up the love of her life forever.
by Kater Cheek
Her mom disappeared. Her siblings are dead. And a dangerous djinn is demanding payment for an unholy bargain.
Susan Stillwater is magically thrust into a not-quite-right version of her home town, where she has no idea who to trust, and the Magical Investigation Bureau (MIB) is interrogating her about an illegal summoning. Susan desperately buys time by feigning memory loss, but her lies are starting to unravel.
When Susan’s friends narrowly survive a vicious attack, she learns the truth: the alternate Susan committed an abominable crime and left this Susan holding the bag. Now she has to locate her missing mother, dodge sleazy-hot men seeking favors, and open a portal to escape home again … all before the djinn collects payment for his wishes, which were never free.
Can Susan escape the lethal pledge made by the alternate Susan?
Alternate Susan is book one in an excitingly original trilogy by the author of the Kit Melbourne Series. If you like off-kilter magic in the American Southwest and non-stop tension, you’ll love Kater Cheek’s captivating novel.
Buy Alternate Susan to summon a quirky desert legend today!
Blind the Eyes: Paranormal-Dystopian YA Dark Fantasy (Threads of Dreams Book 1)
by K.A. Wiggins
Haunted teen shut-in Cole always felt she was missing out on something—but she never expected the hidden truth to be this grisly. Now she and her disembodied best-frenemy are on the run from enforcers, dreamjacking ghosts, and soul-sucking monsters. Can she take back her stolen power before she’s the next victim? Award-winning first in series YA Fantasy featuring eerie gothic vibes in a climate-apocalypse dystopia with a splash of folklore. On sale to celebrate the launch of the third and final book in the series!
by Joanna White
Vampires are real.
So are lycanthropes, witches, warlocks, and other supernatural creatures called Mystics. For centuries, the world has lived in ignorant bliss of their existence.
Ignorance is not always bliss.
A secret government organization hunts down mystics one by one. Some agents kill their prey. Others have something more sadistic in mind:
Imprison mystics for lab experimentation.
Keisuke, a vampire from the 1800s, once fought in the last days of the samurai. Now, his friends are disappearing. He knows what those labs are like, for he was a prisoner in one, decades ago.
Since he was turned, Keisuke hates being a vampire.
A human woman named Emelina makes him feel human again. But the closer he gets, the more danger surrounds her, for Keisuke remains bonded to a cruel vampire master who can force him to do whatever he wishes.
Avoiding agents and his vampire coven while trying to rescue his companions is a challenge. Adding an innocent human woman to the mix makes it worse…
For Keisuke has fallen in love with her.
by Nicole Ciacchella
When environmental collapse forces the Job Creators to retreat to sealed domes, those left behind have two choices: fight for survival or perish.
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?
The Lost Book of Anggird
by Kyra Halland
Long-hidden truths and the most dangerous book of all…
Professor Roric Rossony is about to begin the most important work of his life. With the help of his irritatingly – yet intriguingly – free-spirited assistant Perarre Tabrano, he must figure out why the powerful magica is no longer working. Before long, he discovers that everything known about the magica might not be true at all.
Driven by the need to find the truth about the magica – and with his orderly life turned upside-down by his unexpected romance with Perarre – Roric goes too far in his research, delving into lost and forbidden books that have been hidden away for centuries. Then the most dangerous book of all falls into Roric’s hands, and magical disaster strikes.
Forced to flee, Roric and Perarre embark on a journey to discover the secret of the magica’s origins and restore the damaged power, a journey that only their growing magical powers and their love for each other will help them survive.