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Already Home by Vicki Lewis Thompson
Daredevil videographer Langford "Hutch" Hutchinson has put his career on hold to help his widowed father run their family store in Wyoming. He doesn't mean to stay in town for long—though it's long enough to rekindle his lust for Trina Bledstone. Hutch always had a thing for Trina, but she's his best friend's sister—and that meant hands off!
But Trina still has the power to set his pulse racing—and her brother isn't around to stop them from exploring their sizzling chemistry this time….
A Sons of Chance series novella.
The Lion, the Lamb, the Hunted by Andrew E. Kaufman
SHE ONLY STEPPED OUTSIDE FOR A MINUTE...
But a minute was all it took to turn Jean Kingsley's world upside down--a minute she'd regret for the rest of her life.
STEPPING INTO HER WORST NIGHTMARE...
Because when she returned, she found an open bedroom window and her three-year-old son, Nathan, gone. The boy would never be seen again.
A NIGHTMARE THAT ONLY BECAME WORSE.
A tip leads detectives to the killer, a repeat sex offender, and inside his apartment, a gruesome discovery. A slam-dunk trial sends him off to death row, then several years later, to the electric chair.
CASE CLOSED. JUSTICE SERVED...OR WAS IT?
Now, more than thirty years later, Patrick Bannister unwittingly stumbles across evidence among his dead mother's belongings--it paints her as the killer and her brother, a wealthy and powerful senator, as the one pulling the strings.
WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO NATHAN KINGSLEY?
There's a hole in the case a mile wide, and Patrick is determined to close it. But what he doesn't know is that the closer he moves toward the truth, the more he's putting his life on the line, that he’s become the hunted. Someone's hiding a dark secret and will stop at nothing to keep it that way.
The clock is ticking, the walls are closing, and the stakes are getting higher as he races to find a killer--one who's hot on his trail. One who's out for his blood.
Terrene: the hidden valley by Eric Liu
Within every person lies the power to change one world. Within Flora lies the hope for two.
In the isolated rural valley of Terrene, where technology is grown, not manufactured, Flora Karachi paints her anguish with flowers and yearns to travel outside the mountain walls that guard her village. But in a society which values harmony and symmetry above all else, her dangerous curiosity and her indelicate scars, earned from a lifetime of inexplicable blackouts, make her an outcast with few prospects for adventure.
Then the dreams come. Lucid and overpowering, they throw Flora into a fascinatingly advanced world where she lives the life of Jane Ingram, an American scientist fighting global climate change while trying to raise a child in a society where interpersonal interaction is becoming obsolete. Flora’s blackouts open a window into knowledge lost long ago and possibilities that are yet to come. To unravel these mysteries, she must travel to the enigmatic Institute, an ancient enclave hidden in the surrounding mountains, where scholars guard the secrets of Terrene.
Living two lives, Flora will fight to become an Institute scholar in her own world while struggling to save the planet from humanity's neglect in Jane's. Yet all of Flora's courage combined with all of Jane's experience may not be enough to defeat the powerful forces protecting the secret which ties their two worlds together. To find salvation for both worlds, Jane and Flora must sacrifice their own dreams, conquer their fears, and discover hope for a new beginning.
Hailed as a clever blend between science fiction and fantasy, Terrene explores the challenges of accelerating technology and global climate change through the stories of two remarkable women in two worlds that are not as distant as they seem.
Nightmare at Emerald High by Joana James
Malcolm Drake is one year away from the end of high school when a tantalizing scholarship offer comes his way. Malcolm and several other classmates eagerly join a program called Alternative Science that promises to open their minds to new ways of thinking and of course, help them win that scholarship. Little do they know that this program would change their lives forever. The class is riddled with eerie séances, encounters with spirit guides and a slow desensitization of the teens towards everything evil until they become completely entangled in the world of the occult.
With the program being run by the town's most influential people, will the teens escape with their innocence?
Buggy Crenshaw and the Bungler's Paradox by R. M. Wilburn
Enter a chaotic world where your only true weapon is your imagination! It can be your best friend or your worst enemy...
Eleven-year-old Buggy Crenshaw deems herself a writer whose imagination has nodded off lately. But her dull life takes an abrupt turn toward the fantastically unimaginable when her father’s curious invention, his Tremendous Time-Traveling Trailblazer, suddenly explodes, catapulting their family to the very brink of the Underworld: a secret pocket of our planet known as Lloyd’s Hollow where magic runs rampant and dreams are far more than just idle imaginings!
Buggy quickly discovers that her family’s arrival in Lloyd’s Hollow was by no means an accident, and that coincidence is truly a myth for the magically uninformed. In a harrowing tale of good versus evil, Buggy learns that she is, and through time has always been, a Warrior for the Greater Good of Mankind. When the Darkest Evil threatens to ensnare us all, Buggy and her friends Sid Piccolo and Veronica Hamburg must find a way to thwart the Demon Electrocucius before he captures our souls and commits them to eternal torture!
She learns firsthand, however, that evil is hard to kill…
Her message to you is this: The magic is real…if you can only imagine!
Princess Rose and the Crystal Castle by Pepper Thorn
Princess Rose carries a dangerous curse.
Everyone loves her.
When she turns away each of the princes desperate to marry her, one takes matters into his own hands. He steals her away through a magic mirror to his own distant kingdom. But nothing in the Crystal Castle is quite what it seems: not the handsome prince, not the mad king she never sees, not even the silent page who becomes her only friend. When Rose finally unravels the maze of secrets and discovers what the prince really wants, she knows she must escape or lose more than her life.
Fans of dark fairytales like Coraline and Clockworks will thrill to the mystery and suspense of Princess Rose and the Crystal Castle.