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by T. Ellery Hodges
Thought provoking and intensely psychological, read the most original hero's odyssey of the year!
Every hero's story follows a path. To save mankind, he will have to abandon it.
Imagine that when you died, no one would ever know you were all that had stood between man and the enemy.
When Jonathan Tibbs awakes in a pool of his own blood, there isn't a scratch on him to explain it. In the weeks to follow, he comes to find he's been dra... more
by Sarah DaltryWho makes YOUR choices? "I was once the type of person who was impressed by starlight; the type of person who would dance beneath glass ceilings and let the world swim in its loveliness. The sky reminds me of the parties we used to throw - parties like the one last night. The memories bring back the trill of harps and endless ripples of satisfied laughter. Now, though, when I try to recall what I felt, all I hear is screaming." In a world ravaged by war and oppressive forces of evil, a pri... more
by Mark LinganeI've been chased across the land by cyborgs, dragons, giant spiders, and mutated zombie people. I've seen the destruction of cities, the death of my family and friends, and the fall of an empire. To be honest, I've had enough of adventure. I wish I could go home but it got blown up by the cyborgs when they came and killed everyone in my town. As one war ends another begins, as a fleeing dictator seeks an alliance with an old enemy in the east. Politicians lie and cower as they lead the people... more
by Mark LinganeWhen friends fail and cities fall, when enemies grow strong taking everything you treasure, what can you do? Strike back. Sebastian and Melanie crusade against the cyborg enemy, risking everything against betrayal’s cruel bite. The Steam Academy is being rebuilt, but the city is not the same. The fortress of science—the last sanctuary from the marauding cyborg army sweeping the land—is being twisted by refugees as they flood to the city for protection. The world changes, power corrupts, an... more
by Mark LinganeCyberpunk vs Steampunk: the battle is on. One thousand years in the future, nuclear war has wiped out much of civilization in the northern hemisphere. The planet has slowly been getting hotter and water is becoming a rare resource. Out of the ruins of a civilization that has collapsed in on itself, have arisen a new breed of people - those with the power to control magnetism. Sebastian, a young orphan boy from a quiet rural town, is being hunted by strange part-machine, part-human people. ... more
by Arifa KmtThe tomboy trilogies are a literal roller coaster, bouncing off the tenements of a typical tomboy geek. Bryan christen halker ,for that's what her name is, is sickeningly rich, has a dad who was elected most handsome for seven years in a row and a mom as a Vogue and glamour model. Bryan meets two guys, later framed so to become her best friend, Samwel and Ryan. Samwel is of a sober attitude while Ryan is practically created of feisty. The trilogy covers a series of deaths and by the end of th... more
by J.S. Burke
The Dragon Dreamer (2014) is a science fantasy with flying dragons and an undersea world. It's a tale of two worlds with action, adventure, and an unexpected friendship. The dragons have ancient legends, dangerous games, and a deadly problem. "Fear ran up his spine like an icy claw. The legend was alive..."
Arak, a young flying dragon, crashes on a remote ice floe. He suffers serious injuries and the loss of his trance-stone. An octopus named Scree finds... more
by James WeisThese 24 short stories weave bits and characters from various fantasy stories into new stories. Cinderella and Snow White are there, but not in the same way with the same story. In addition to characters and events from the Grimm brothers, the tales borrow from more modern authors such as Porter, Poe, Pullman and Rowling--even from Star Wars. Thus, characters go back and forth in time, enchanted frogs and ravens appear, enchanted mirrors become enchanted paintings, a glass slipper becomes an enc... more
by DelaMost people believe that the barbaric rituals of human sacrifice died with the fall of the Aztec empire. They didn't. They continue today. The 52nd is a paranormal story about Underworld gods, an immortal family, and a human girl who is chosen to be the 52nd sacrifice. Not one of the sacrifices chosen over the long history had survived--until now.
by Ashley R. Carlson
by S. Alex MartinArman Lance was supposed to travel the galaxy with his father, not watch him die. He was supposed to experience the adventures from his father’s stories, not isolate himself from the world. He was going to join the Embassy Program, fly across the galaxy, and find Ladia Purnell, a girl from another planet with whom he had a summer fling years before. Clinging to his fading hopes and dreams, Arman joins the Embassy Program to fulfill that last promise. If he can reach Ladia, he’ll never have t... more
by Jessica Dragon CheramieWhen trying to find out who you are, you may just get more than you bargained. Meridienne Drake thought she had it all figured out, but her parents had other plans for her. Thrown on a plane to Portland, Oregon, to spend the summer with family she never knew existed, Meridienne realizes she didn't know the people who raised her at all. More than that, strange things are beginning to happen to her. Meridienne wants to be anything other than strange, especially when her summer begins to take... more
by Dale FurseNell’s family reveals the frightening truth of her alien heritage. If that information wasn’t scary enough, Nell’s life somersaults as ever-increasing evidence proves her family wrong. She is something else. With friend Sam by her side, she travels to an alien world where she must defend herself against her enemies and find a secret book that contains the truth about her ancestry – whatever that may be! Author, Dale Furse takes us on a fantastic adventure to a world inhabited by bizarre... more
by Fleur CamachoMy book is about Tristen, a sixteen-year-old teenager, who has all he could ever want until his mom develops leukemia. Instead of having the best time of his life in high school, Tristen is going to cancer treatments and watching his mother wither away. At school, Tristen is assigned to work with Ailey on a school project and this triggers the unlocking of an ancient prophecy that changes his life in unimaginable ways. During the day, Tristen feels an inexorable pull to Ailey. Just being... more
by Eloise SheldonMeet a new kind of fairy—weirder and more fun than all the rest—the Rflackttt. They live under the desert in Nevada, and are a lot like humans, only they hate getting wet and have more teeth! Nevin has to earn the right to live among them by riding Blue, a wild horse sacred to their clan, and retrieving a magic noose. The search can’t end until the ride is won .... Nevin’s adventures take her across the Rocky Mountain West. She matches wits with malicious outcasts and the creepy Noodj. ... more
by M.A. George
Layla McKelland is a teenage author-in-the-making, who has spent each of her seventeen years as the new kid in town. Her mother and aunt cart Layla about the country, always residing near a body of water. The latest beach town is also home to two intensely opposite young men -- the perma-smiling Tristan, and his unfailingly creepy friend Pyke. When Layla witnesses Pyke diving into the ocean -- only to emerge inexplicably dry -- she questions whether her indulgence in paranormal novels has war... more