Retribution by Cameo Renae

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War is coming between humans and Arvies, leaving me trapped between two enemies.
This time, I don’t think I’ll survive.

The government will stop at nothing to get me back in their clutches. They want what’s inside me- a power I call Venge -and will use my greatest weakness to bring me to my knees.

The Arvies know of my gift, and use my telepathy and their numbers, in an effort to take me out.

My name is Abigail Park, and I promise retribution against those who’ve wronged me, even if it’s the last thing I do.

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Freeks by Amanda Hocking

amanda-hocking-freeksWelcome to Gideon Davorin’s Traveling Sideshow, where necromancy, magical visions, and pyrokinesis are more than just part of the act…

Mara has always longed for a normal life in a normal town where no one has the ability to levitate or predict the future. Instead, she roams from place to place, cleaning the tiger cage while her friends perform supernatural feats every night.

When the struggling sideshow is miraculously offered the money they need if they set up camp in Caudry, Louisiana, Mara meets local-boy Gabe… and a normal life has never been more appealing.

But before long, performers begin disappearing and bodies are found mauled by an invisible beast. Mara realizes that there’s a sinister presence lurking in the town with its sights set on getting rid of the sideshow freeks. In order to unravel the truth before the attacker kills everyone Mara holds dear, she has seven days to take control of a power she didn’t know she was capable of-

-one that could change her future forever.

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Tangled Thoughts by Cara Bertrand

CB- 1;c Tangled ThoughtsHigh school graduation is a time for goodbyes, new beginnings, and if you’re Lainey Young, narrowly escaping with your life.

Forced to leave behind both Northbrook Academy and Carter Penrose, Lainey believes she’s earned her freedom- from the eyes of the Perceptum and Daniel Astor’s schemes. Meeting handsome and very persistent Teaching Assistant Jack Kensington the first week of college complicates everything, including her feelings.

College and flirtatious with Jack help Lainey put all things Sententia behind her. But when her aunt arrives for a visit, with an unexpected guest and even more unexpected news, Lainey’s tenuous control over her life snaps. Once again, she’s linked to everything she thought she left behind. And this time, there’s no escape.

Growing up, Carter Penrose thought he knew a thing or two about heartbreak- namely that it sucks -but he never knew exactly how much until losing Lainey. His life moves in a totally unplanned direction and he finds himself with a new home, new job, and even a surprising new girlfriend, all thanks to Daniel Astor. But just when Carter feels settled in the DC world of politics, a visit home to Northbrook brings up unexpected questions– about what happened at graduation and everything he believed about his Uncle Dan.

When tragedy brings Lainey and Carter face to face for the first time since summer, their lives have never felt more separated. Lies drove them apart.

Will the truth bring them together?

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Veiled, Karina Halle

KH- 3;a VeiledDeath.

It’s something that Ada Palomino has always known so well, having grown up in a house of horrors, surrounded by a family plagued by ghosts and demons and things that go bump in the night.

But after the sudden and tragic death of her mother two years ago, death has never felt so personal.

Or so close.

Now eighteen, Ada is trying to move on with her life and the last month of summer holds nothing but sunshine and promises with her first year at a Portland design school just around the bend.

That is until her increasingly violent and realistic dreams, dreams of other worlds, of portals and veils where her mother is tortured and souls bleed for mercy, start to blend into reality. Ada has to lean on her older sister, Perry, to try and make sense of it all but even then, she’s never felt more alone.

Then there’s Jay. Tall, handsome and deeply mysterious, Jay would be just another stranger, a familiar face on the bus, if it wasn’t for the fact that Ada has met him before.

Every night.
In every single dream.

And the more that Ada is drawn to him in both worlds, the more she’s in danger of losing everything.

Including her heart.

And her very soul.

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Second Thoughts, Cara Bertrand

CB- 1;b Second ThoughtsSecrets, lies, and looming deaths – all things
Lainey Young deals with in a typical day of high school.

In her senior year at Northbrook Academy- a New England boarding school where the majority of the students and nearly all the staff are members of the Sententia, a hidden society of the psychically gifted -Lainey has even more to worry about.

Things like classes, college, her boyfriend, and, of course, the vision she glimpsed of her impending death. But to her surprise, Lainey realizes maybe she was wrong to distrust the Senator. She relaxes even further when he seems to accept her refusal to work for him after graduation.

But with her secrets mounting and the time to solve them running out, there’s a final enigma Lainey hasn’t yet encountered:

Daniel Astor doesn’t take no for an answer. Ever. Continue reading

ARC: Lost in Thought (The Sententia 1)

CB- 1;a Lost in ThoughtLainey Young has a secret: she’s going crazy.

Everyone else thinks she has severe migraines from stress and exhaustion. What she really has are visions of how people died- or are going to die. Not that she tells anyone that.

At age 16, she prefers keeping her crazy to herself. When doctors insist she needs a new and stable environment to recover, Lainey’s game to spend two years at a private New England boarding school. She doesn’t really think it will cure her problem, and she’s half right. There is no cure, but as she discovers, she’s not actually crazy.

Almost everyone at Northbrook Academy has a secret, too.

Half the students and nearly all the staff are members of the Sententia, a hidden society of the psychically gifted. A vision of another student’s impending death confirms Lainey is one of them. She’d like to return the crappy gift of divining deaths with only a touch, but enjoys spending time with Carter Penrose- recent Academy graduate and resident school crush -while learning to control it. Lainey’s finally getting comfortable with her ability, and with Carter, when they uncover her true Sententia heritage.

Now she has a real secret.

Once it’s spilled, she’ll be forced to forget protecting secrets and start protecting herself. Continue reading

First Blade, Jane Hinchey

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Georgia Pearce craves a normal life, one where she can happily ignore her psychic abilities, but when she unearths an ancient dagger with untold power, her life is thrown into chaos and turmoil.

The dagger triggers a series of events, one of them the arrival of Zak Goodwin, half vampire, half angel. With ancient vampires hot on her tail, Georgia risks it all to keep her loved ones safe, including her heart. Can she trust Zak not to betray her? Continue reading

Rare Find, Dale Mayer

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When people need help or are injured, they call out for their friends and family. When an animal needs help or is injured, it calls out for… anyone… that can help them…

One person hears them…

Tabitha is determined to bury her aching heart in the service of her animals at Exotic Landscape. Until she’s yanked out of her cozy retreat to help someone in need… and she gets more than she bargained for.

Detective Ronin Chandler understands secrets. He’s got a few of his own. But when the woman he loves gets into trouble – the kind that stretches even his belief system – he struggles to understand… and to help… before he loses her. Maybe forever. As the danger escalates, Tabitha and Ronin need to find out who they can trust… and who they can’t… and who wants them dead…

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Shattered, Dale Mayer

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Caught in a gilded cage for most of her life, Hannah can’t stop trying to escape. There’s something wrong with her that the doctors can’t figure it out, but she’d rather be free and die than stay trapped… forever.

Caught once again, Trevor gives her a unique way out. Should she trust him? And what if he finds out the truth – will he still be on her side?

Trevor knew he had much to make up for in his life. And he worked at it every day of his life. But when the opportunity to rescue an incredibly talented waif comes, he hadn’t realized how much would be asked of him.

Time is against them. And that’s when they find out that not all enemies are outside in the world.

Sometimes they are inside…

We just don’t know it… Continue reading