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Through Rain and Missing Mantaurs

A gritty dark fantasy that thinks outside the box. Not for the faint of heart. Pony is a bipedal half-centaur with no desire to waste tears on a history she cannot remember. She’s busy enough with her mail routes and package deliveries and floundering through an unrequited love for the beautiful and aloof elven courtesan, Mardyth. Then, the mundane drudgery of her life shatters when Konstantine Bywater takes over as the new boss. He starts asking questions she can’t possibly answer, and stirs up a past better left dead and buried. Running away is no longer an option. Not when Kon and his minions accuse Mardyth of an unspeakable crime. Pony will stop at nothing to uncover the truth–not only to prove her lover’s innocence, but to save herself as well.

The Girl Who Twisted Fate's Arm

Biker Amazons and Celebrity Singers. Sons Of Anarchy meets The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo in this coming of age dystopian novel.

The Grifter's Daughter

Dani Silver is the daughter of a legendary old con artist Leroy Amadeus Logan. After conning her fiancé out of 1.2 million dollars, she’s hoping he’ll come after her. Dani is going to set up the first self-financed long cons. With old members of Leroy’s gang, and new members of her own, Dani’s out to pull of some of the most outrageous crimes ever. Dani starts the new business by taking down a crooked televangelist. Unfortunately, he’s not crooked and the plan goes off the rails. Can she keep her crew together long enough to find another mark?

Enchant

A beastly prince. An enchanting beauty. Only love can break the spell. Once upon a time… The wicked King Thorn forced the enchantress Zuleika to cast a terrible curse. She fled his court to travel the world, helping those who need her magic most. Until a search for her merchant father’s lost ships leads her to an enchanted island, where Prince Vardan, the island’s ruler, is afflicted by the most powerful curse Zuleika has ever encountered. She’s not sure she can reverse the spell, but she’s determined to try. After all, a prince who fights pirates can’t be all bad…no matter how beastly his appearance. Together, can the enchanting beauty and the beastly prince break the spell?

Manufacturing Margaret

Twenty-two-hour shifts. I soar under the Bubble’s meniscus. Dart from luscious apartments in Bubble Central, to the bustling hub of the Promenade. Sniff the apple-pine scent of lascivious lovers in my back seat. What does it feel like? To be touched like that. Does she feel the grooves of his fingerprints? What’s it like to have to have the coarse, oily hairs on his chin caress her neck? On my two hours off, I do what any autonomous cab would – I watch back-to-back Bold and the Beautiful reruns. And dream of what could be. This is how I spend my days. How I’ve existed for years immemorial. Until one day, He steps inside me. And orders a ride that will change everything. Manufacturing Margaret is a sci-fi novella about an AI who becomes everything she dreams of, and more. But the thin red line between a dream and a nightmare may be difficult to find.

 
Empowered Agent

The world says those with superpowers are either heroes or villains. But what if you’re both? 
The last thing Mathilda Brandt ever wanted to be again was a super-villain. But a secretive government agency gives her a stark choice: either return to prison for life, or infiltrate the Scourge, the world’s most notorious Empowered criminal organization. She’ll have to fight to survive in the Scourge, with dangers on all sides. She’ll have to use her superpower to commit crimes.
She can’t trust anyone. Being exposed would mean losing her life. Failing her mission means returning to prison. Failing also means jeopardizing the lives of her sisters, her grandmother, and thousands of other innocents.
Only one thing is for certain: Mat never backed down from a fight before, and she’s not going to start now.

Backlash

A post-apocalyptic action adventure. The Vista: Book 1 of The Wildblood introduces Team Three - they’re young, ambitious, and at the forefront of a movement to discover what is beyond The Vista. They also believe they are genetically enhanced, a practice outlawed long before they were born. Venturing beyond their valley draws the attention of someone dangerous, someone that shares their past and wants to control their future, or destroy them because of what they might be. ~~~~~ No one remembers what started the war, the big one. Civilization stopped, and what came next was fueled by rage and fear. Twenty years on, a tiny refuge, a place called The Vista, may be one of the last vestiges of humanity. Isolated, guarded, and hiding a dark secret, the people have survived World War Last, and they are content with that. Their children, however, are not. The search for others will send them out into a world they know nothing about, where the line between enemy and ally is blurred.

Angel's Curse

What lengths would you go to for revenge? Helena is furious beyond belief. She can’t forgive the angels for what they did to her, and Danizriel — one of their own kind — who sought only to help her. Now she’s out for revenge. A coordinated blitz takes place on the solstice and thousands of vampires lay waste to the angelic host, in an attack orchestrated by Helena. In exchange for her help she receives three weapons from the time of the fall — powerful enough to destroy archangels. With three archangels down and one to go, Helena gambles with her soul to pull off the kind of bluff that even Satan might fall for. If she loses, the devil takes it all.

Transmit

Her death is just the start of her journey. In 7 hrs & 20 mins Grace Jordan will be dead. Will she have abandoned her family in vain, or is this the start of a new journey & her chance to save us all?

Midnight's Mystery Creatures of Myth

Midnight Draconia is the untried leader of the Nature’s Dragons coven. Busy dealing with eco-terrorists, hurricanes, earthquakes, and three fledgling Dragon Witches who want to stretch their wings—now she is forced to search the world for signs of a male of her species. Not that she wants one for herself. When a Dragon Lord kidnaps her fledglings, Midnight intends to take them back and make him pay. Now she's the captive... Matei just wants a Dragon Witch to entice one brother out of hibernation and keep the other one from putting himself in dangerous situations. When Midnight popped in to save her fledglings, his entire world was shattered…

 
Monster Hunter Kitchen

When night terrors plague children in a Central Texas suburb, Mama Ray, Fish and Anastacia LaCoure - the Shaman State of Texarcana’s fiercest elite Monster Hunters - most resort to their most hidden talent so everyone can sleep - baking. Crypto LaCoure is a rockabilly, action filled fantasy with monsters, fast cars, and freedom loving women. Except for this one. Their making pies. Read it. You’ll get it.

 
The Dragonslayer's Sword

Astrid assumed all dragons should be killed – until she met one that changed her mind. In the medieval Northlands, a dangerous family seeks power. They slaughter all who get in their way. Children’s rhymes hint at what’s to come, but no one recognizes the danger at hand. Astrid doesn’t know she holds the key to this power. She’s just a blacksmith who makes swords for dragonslayers. But Astrid has a dark secret … A dragon once chewed her up and spit her out. She hides the old scars covering her body through shapeshifting. But the time for hiding is over.

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