Knave of Blades, SM Reine & Rory Hume

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Allene Whelan is scavenging through the ruins of post-apocalypse Oregon when she finds a strange tarot card, the Knave of Blades.

Touching it awakens her magic — the power of the sylph, a rare and deadly seelie sidhe who can defeat any other of her kind. Her pollen is intoxicating. Her magic is irresistible.

And she’s suddenly at the center of the Autumn Court’s war against the rebellious True Kingdom.

She’s the only person who might be able to defeat Macsen, the prophesied Fenrir who will one day grow big enough to devour the world. But first she needs to make herself strong enough to face him, and that means collecting power as only a sylph can. Joining the Raven Knights means committing more than her life to defeating the True Kingdom.

She’s committing her soul… and her body.

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Strokes, Bea Paige

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He told me I was his muse. He lied.

Anton Sachov, the artist, the man who only sees in monochrome.

He wants something from me.

Something precious; the meadow green of my eyes, the rich mahogany of my hair, the creamy white of my skin, the stark red of my blood, even the darkness of my soul. And he will do anything to get them.

Including the unthinkable, locking me away.


*** WARNING ***
This is a dark story that contains drug abuse, mental health issues and other topics that may be triggering. Read at your own discretion.

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The Raging Ones, Krista & Becca Ritchie

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In a freezing world, where everyone knows the day they will die, three teens break all odds.

Franny Bluecastle, a tough city teen, dreams of dying in opulence, to see wealth she’s never known. Like the entire world, she believes it’s impossible to dodge a deathday.

Until the day she does.

Court Icecastle knows wealth. He also knows pain. Spending five years in Vorkter Prison, a fortress of ice and suffering, he dreams of life beyond the purple that haunt him and the world that imprisoned him.

Mykal Kickfall fights for those he loves. The rugged Hinterlander shares a frustrating yet unbreakable connection with Court — which only grows more lawless and chaotic as their senses and emotions connect with Franny.

With the threat of people learning they’ve dodged their deathdays, they must flee their planet to survive. But to do so, all three will have to hide their shared bond as they vie for a highly sought after spot in the newest mission to space.

Against thousands of people far smarter, who’ll live longer, and never fear death the way they do.

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Hell’s Hinges, SM Reine

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Sophie Keyes has made a mistake that might destroy the universe.

The Traveler has an offer: go back in time, fix your mistake, and save the world. Easy. Except that fixing Sophie’s mistake means destroying her life, and Lincoln Marshall won’t stand to see that happen. Not if he can time travel with them to find another way.

Their attempt to jump into the past goes awry and dumps them into Reno 2006, where Elise Kavanagh is in hiding with James Faulkner. It’s a delicate moment in the timeline, and if Lincoln takes a single wrong step, he’ll change everything. He can’t go to Elise for help. He can’t speak to the woman he’s loved for years, touch her again, kiss her… Not unless he’s willing to bring the universe that much closer to destruction.

For the Godslayer, Lincoln might be willing to lose it all.
For the Traveler, it might be a step too far.

War is breaking out in Reno 2006, and the consequences threaten to ripple through time — assuming that they don’t make the entire world fall apart first.

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Test of the Dragon, Jessica Drake

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When Zara and Lessie finally got their hands on a piece of the Dragon God’s heart, they thought their path was clear.

Head to the Forge of Derynnis, gain the death god’s favor, and convince him to destroy the evil relic once and for all.

But getting to the Forge is no simple feat, and it’s not even the first thing on Zara’s list.

Between battling the Dragon God’s sinister will, evading Salcombe’s sabotage attempts, and securing the future of her people, Zara’s got her work cut out for her.

And when she finally reaches the death god’s lair, the price she’ll be forced to pay for his help might just break her…

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To Catch A Stolen Soul, RL Naquin

rln-1a-to-catch-a-stolen-soulKam is a soul chaser for the Hidden Government, a much harder job now that the Hidden look like everyone else. Broke, out of magic and sick of playing waitress in a pirate-themed dive bar, Kim jumps at a chance to an out-of-town mission.

A reaper– and his loaded soul stone –have gone missing. The stone contains souls that might get permanently stuck if Sam doesn’t find it, like, yesterday. She tracks the reaper down to a food truck outside Kansas City, only to find a dead reaper and no soul stone in sight. Which means that someone who should be dead killed the reaper and is running around with a powerful magic item. Not good.

And apparently the killer is targeting food-truck owners that also happen to be Hidden. So the only thing to do is open her own truck and go undercover– goodbye Kam the Djinn, hello Mobile Food Entrepreneur –and hope that she and her new runaway friend won’t be the next targets…

Fans of the Monster Haven series by RL Naquin will love this beguiling spin-off, featuring a trapped djinn caught in a hot mess of lost souls, fast food and otherworldly murder.

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Ensnared, Rita Stradling

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Alainn’s father is not a bad man. He’s a genius and an inventor. When he’s hired to create the robot Rose, Alainn knows taking the money is a mistake.

Rose acts like a human. She looks exactly like Alainn. But, something in her comes out wrong.

To save her father from a five-year prison sentence, Alainn takes Rose’s place. She says goodbye to the sun and goes to live in a tower no human is allowed to enter. She becomes the prisoner of a man no human is allowed to see.

Believing that a life of servitude lies ahead, Alainn finds a very different fate awaits her in the company of the strange, scarred recluse.


Warning:
This Near Future Retelling of Beauty and the Beast contains adult situations
and is only suitable for readers who are 18+

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Unleashing Demons, CJ Laurence

udBeing supernatural doesn’t make you invincible and it certainly doesn’t make you immune to emotional baggage.

On their annual three-month vacation from Hell, Commanders of Hell Azazel and Balthazar end up in a quiet village in the English countryside. The bickering siblings put themselves at odds when Balthazar decides he wants to end their demonic curse and become human again by finding his Demi-soul — the one who completes him. With their ancient history coming between them once more, the two brothers cross paths with Kyla Marshall — a woman whose own past is steeped with horror.

Kyla finds something deep inside her resonating with the unstable duo. When her own festering rage and fury creeps to the surface, she finds herself on a one-way street to bloody revenge. Along the way, she discovers she has her own standing in the supernatural world, and such talents only make her thirst for justice greater.

By the time Azazel and Balthazar realize what’s going on, it’s too late and Kyla’s hands are already dirty. However, an unexpected enemy has been watching from the side-lines and is ready to take full advantage of Kyla’s uncontrollable power.

Can Lucifer’s best stop fighting with each other long enough to save the girl?


Note: Previously published as Sex, Lies & Demon Ties of the Dark Desires series

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War of the Dragon, Jessica Drake

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When Zara and Lessie finally make it back to Elantia, the last thing they expect is to find that nearly all the dragons have gone missing.

Worse, the Zallabarians are cutting a swathe through the country, mowing down the Elantian soldiers as they head straight for the capital. The only chance Zara and Tavarian have at stopping them from destroying Elantia lie in the recovery of the missing dragons.

But finding a horde of dragons that have vanished into thin air is no mean feat, especially when it involves heading straight back into enemy territory. And when Zara stumbles onto a secret regarding the next piece of the dragon heart, she must make a terrible choice between saving all of dragon kind, or saving the world…

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