Orphan X, Gregg Hurwitz

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The Nowhere Man is a legendary figure spoken about only in whispers. It’s said that when he’s reached by the truly desperate and deserving, the Nowhere Man can and will do anything to protect and save them.

But he’s no legend. Even Smoak is a man with skills, resources, and a personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn. He’s also a man with a dangerous past. Chosen as a child, he was raised and trained as part of the off-the-books black box Orphan program, designed to create the perfect deniable intelligence assets — i.e. assassins.

He was Orphan X.
Evan broke with the program, using everything he learned to disappear.

Now, however, someone is on his tail. Someone with similar skills and training. Someone who knows Orphan X. Someone who is getting closer and closer. And will exploit Evan’s weakness– his work as The Nowhere Man –to find him and eliminate him.

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The Leshy and the Lumberjack, Ginger Streusel

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In Isaak’s sleepy town, monsters live next door.

Most of the townsfolk prefer to avoid the dark, eerie woods, but Isaak enjoys spending his days there. Armed with his grandmother’s stories, he chops wood and plants trees, and keeps the peace between men and monsters.

Then he meets the Leshy, the god who guards the forest and all who dwell in it. He is also known for abducting travelers — or tickling them to death. But the god he meets is nothing like the stories he was told, and the more time they spend together the more Isaak hates to leave him.

But the Leshy isn’t the only thing lurking in the woods…

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Scoring the Player’s Baby, Naima Simone

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After a divorce from her cheating football player ex, PR whiz Kim Matlock would rather drive a pine tree through her walled-off heart than work at the Seattle Wedding Expo.

And the last thing she expects is to be grabbed and kissed breathless by a hot giant of a man looking to fend off a stalker. She doesn’t want emotional entanglements, but she can’t say no to one scorching night with the sexy stranger.

To her shock, she finds out afterward that a) he’s a pro football player, aka her kryptonite, and b) she’s pregnant.

But nothing could have prepared her for his response…

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Kissed by Night, Jasmine Walt & Emma Stark

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My name is Ace Bissett, and I used to think magic was a hoax.

Now I’ve got four dark, sexy gargoyles at my beck and call, magic bursting from my fingertips, and a curse that’s proving ridiculously hard to break. Juggling all of that would be a challenge on its own, but when you add in my day job as a detective? It’s almost impossible.

But all of that stuff is the least of my worries. A new threat has risen in my city, and it looks like the murderer is going after anyone with an interest in the occult.

That makes me the perfect person to stop them… but also the perfect target. And the deeper I dig, the more I realize that this isn’t an accident. The murderer is trying to get my attention, and if I don’t unmask him soon, this could be the end for not just me, but the four gargoyles who have become more important to me than life itself…

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Eye of the Ninja, DM Marlowe

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Blink — and you’ll miss her.

Mei Barrett has been hiding all of her life. Raised in solitude by her beloved father, she’s been trained to fight, to adapt, to defend. She couldn’t prevent his death, however, when it comes at the hands of a mysterious creature straight out of legend. She could only run — and learn how to hide in plain sight.

For four long years Mei has lived alone on the fringes of a society still recovering from the devastation of quakes and disasters along the infamous Ring of Fire. Mei’s concerns are more immediate however.

She must hide her eyes and their despised mutation, and she must stay one step ahead of the strange wind demon that continues to hunt her.

Detection was inevitable. But Mei begins to make some discoveries of her own. For it seems that her old enemy is not the only mythical creature on the loose. Nor is she the only one fighting them.

And perhaps her own tragedies are not as far removed from those the world is facing, after all.

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Olympian Challenger, Astrid Arditi

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A hero’s tournament. A defiant contender. Does one girl have the courage to take on Mount Olympus?

Hope’s world doesn’t have room for heroes.

She barely has time for schoolwork, swim team, and taking care of her ailing mother. But when she’s invited to a mysterious tournament, the all-powerful hosts won’t take no for an answer.

Transported to Mount Olympus, Hope comes face to face with her new trainers — the pantheon of Greek gods.

While other contenders train hard to gain a fighting edge, Hope searches for a way out. Instead, she finds a gorgeous shadow god who may just convince her to stay…

As each round unfolds, the ultimate prize draws closer — the granting of her heart’s deepest desire. If she survives the final challenge, her mother’s cure would be within reach… but only if Hope can ignore the tournament’s dark purpose.

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The Regular Guy, Elicia Hyder

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They say the best things come to those who wait, and no one hopes that’s true more than Special Operations Commander, Nathan McNamara.

For over a year, he’s put his life, his career, and his mother’s hopes for more grandchildren on hold to dive headfirst into a world he never knew existed. A world full of angels, demons, and enough sexual frustration to crack the Pope.

But all that is supposed to be behind him, and his future looks bright and full of possibilities.

That is, until a familiar chill ripples the atmosphere — and a supernatural thunder rumbles over the mountains.

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Flight of the Dragon, Jessica Drake

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Zara Kenrook has come a long way from the thieving orphan who lived below.

Once one of the best treasure hunters in Elantia, she is now a cadet among the rest of the academy students who live atop the floating islands, continuing to prove that she has a right to be Lessie’s chosen rider. Her dragon rider bond obviously proves that she has family somewhere among the elite, but when someone from her past comes back to threaten everything she has, uppity families and being forced into a war she doesn’t support will be the least of her problems.

Together with friends, Zara and Lessie will have to rely on each other more than ever to prevent the world from falling under the oppressive claws of an ancient evil. But if she doesn’t first do something about the brewing threats of war on Elantia, there will be nothing to protect.

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The Sacrifice, Elicia Hyder

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“Hello, Praea.”
There’s only one being on Earth who calls Sloan Jordan by that name — her biological mother, a demon named Kasyade. So why did she answer Sloan’s best friend’s phone? When Sloan reaches Adrianne Marx’s apartment to investigate, all she finds is a half-written list of things to do before Sloan’s wedding:

1 — Order booze for the reception
2 — Send the final guest count to the caterer
3 — Register for gifts
4 — Don’t forget to–

That’s where the to-do list ended. Mid-sentence with a scrawled line like Adrianne had been dragged away from the task. If Kasyade was involved in the abduction, Adrianne probably had been.

The reason? Ransom.

The price? Sloan’s unborn daughter, the most powerful angel in all of history.

But hell can’t rival the fury of an angry mother protecting her child, and until the baby is born, her incredible power is Sloan’s to wield. Now the prey becomes the predator as Sloan seeks to put an end to Kasyade forever.

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