Transition Keeper by Ali Banks

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The book ‘Transition Keeper’ takes save-the-world plot to a whole new level. What if Artificial intelligence balanced the world on its imaginary shoulders? Just picture it for a moment. AI managing everything in the world, making sure that we don’t destroy the world with our wars and safeguard it from natural catastrophes. You would do anything to make sure that nothing happens to it. Even if it meant one-week off. This book is set in a futuristic world where an AI New Babylon is basically the new God. But as Gods in every mythology chose a messenger, the AI chooses a Transition keeper to handle the world while it upgrades. The curious thing is that no one knows who the Transition Keeper is but everyone is after him/her. (Yep, not gonna give spoiler).

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Gazing at the Distant Lights by Doug Margeson

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Were the sixties really a magical time? Many who came of age in the era would argue they were not – although glimpses of magic sometimes showed themselves, tantalizing, like flickering lights on a dark night. It is autumn, 1964 and 18-year-old Tom Brewer is starting his freshman year at Seattle Pacific College, sent there against his will by parents who think “It will do you a world of good.”Brewer finds himself alone and alienated in a conservative evangelical culture he finds bizarre and repressive. The one bright spot is a fellow freshman, Marilyn Pennell, a scion of privilege and status. The first time she sees Brewer, all her smug certainties promptly crumble. Brewer and Marilyn come together. They part. Their enchantment remains; a faint glimmer deep within. Continue reading

The Princess of Elsseria by Leslie G.

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Genre: Fantasy, Mystery

Published March 16th 2020


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She is the heiress of the throne, the guardian of the blue forest, the princess of Elsseria, and a creature of darkness.
Liah does not know her origin, or what type of blood runs through her veins. Suffocating in a court that perhaps expects too much from her, she embarks on an adventure to find her own self, although what she might discover scares her more every time.
This book will take you to a world of magic, threatened by a legendary enemy. Where a different kind of princess tries to find her place, and a young Captain falls in love with the wrong person. A world that its inhabitants will defend with fury, rescuing old alliances and forging new ones. A place to dream.
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Boulder Girl, Remember Me When the Moon Hangs Low by Cynthia L. Clark

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When young, pretty, successful Lana Ross divorces her indifferent husband of ten years, Cadillac dealer Lucas Chisholm, she randomly chooses a local locksmith to change the locks in her home located in Columbine Point, nestled near the iconic Flatirons of the scenic Rocky Mountains and nearby Boulder, Colorado. The selected locksmith, sinister, grimy, and smoky, Leon Alvarez, unbeknownst to Lana, was a former classmate who had been infatuated with her in high school but forgot about her when she went to college. But her renewed contact with him stirs his old feelings for her into lust and obsession and the demented belief that she will want him. After a series of calculated sinister events occur in her house, Lana asks Leon to set up a security alarm system. He uses the opportunity to place hidden surveillance cameras throughout her house to watch her in her most private moments. But his plans to win her affection are derailed when Lana meets dark and handsome Louisville Harley-Davidson dealer, Vincent “Roadking” Romano, on a writing assignment, as the editor of the Boulder Essence magazine. There is an instant attraction between them that leads to an intense and deeply moving love affair that is accompanied by their mutual appreciation of classic cars and rock and roll music as they journey beyond Boulder and Louisville to Lyons, Estes Park, Walsenburg, and Trinidad. Leon’s wrath and jealously of Roadking kindle an evil monster inside him, that he believes is love, and leads him down a path of no return that begins with vandalism and evolves into murder. Boulder Girl, Remember Me When the Moon Hangs Low, is a tale of spellbinding suspense which is interwoven with an unforgettable, compelling account of tender love set in and around beautiful Boulder, Colorado. Continue reading

History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund

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Fourteen-year-old Madeline lives with her parents in the beautiful, austere woods of northern Minnesota, where their nearly abandoned commune stands as a last vestige of a lost counter-culture world. Isolated at home and an outlander at school, Madeline is drawn to the enigmatic, attractive Lily and new history teacher Mr. Grierson. When Mr. Grierson is charged with possessing child pornography, the implications of his arrest deeply affect Madeline as she wrestles with her own fledgling desires and craving to belong. Continue reading

Traveller Inceptio by Rob Shackleford

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If you were sent 1000 years into the past, would you survive?

Traveller – Inceptio describes how the Transporter is accidentally invented and becomes public knowledge when it sends a subject 1000 years into the past.

A Special Forces team of Travellers is then selected and trained with the intent to send them to Saxon England to explore what could be a very dangerous period of history.

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The Peshwa: War of the Deceivers by Ram Sivasankaran

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Seven years have passed since Peshwa Bajirao Bhat annihilated the Nizam’s armies at Fort Mandu. The two forces have been engaged in attacks and skirmishes ever since. Acting on the advice of his right-hand man, the mysterious Anaamik Dabhade, the Peshwa now sets about laying a trap to truly ensnare the Mughals, and break their might.

The Empire, of course, has methods of its own. And Nizam Ul Mulk is itching for an opportunity to exact revenge of the formidable Bajirao. With assassins, saboteurs and criminals infiltrating the Maratha lands, the Mughal Empire scores as many victories in the night as the Peshwa does during the day. 

Meanwhile, in the far reaches of the country, set ablaze by the never-ending conflict between these major powers, a Sikh warlord, a Rajput king and a Bundela princess find themselves increasingly tangled up in the endgame that will determine the very course of history. It is a battle of wits and skill, and the greatest deceiver of them all will prevail. Continue reading

1001 stories: Pebble

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He never got noticed, but she did. He got trampled upon by the voyeurs who came for a glance of her.

He was quite down-to-earth, standing amidst sand and dirt, rolling around with the kicks of the people who occasionally did bend down to touch him, as if giving him hope- hope that one day he would be worth something too.

She was magnificent in her vastness, flowing with the wind and dancing to its tunes making a melody of her own that enticed people, enchanted them and wanderers looked with awe in their eyes at something quite beyond their embrace.

He would sit amidst thousands like him, noticing the one scratch, one shade, one shape that made him stand out from the crowd of all those worthless, shapeless sturdy fighters who were also struggling in the sand.

And yet, on days like these, he would feel like there is no difference at all, for the fate of them all was the same. Beginning and ending with the same handful of dust that it had emerged from.

She was stretched beyond imaginations to the places as far as eyes could see and often beyond that as well. She stood noisly alone, yet calm and composed with her worth imprinted on the faces of those who came from far and wide just to touch her.

There may be others like her, but none dared to step into the domain that was solely and unabashedly hers. When she was around, there was no way any entity could even come close to stealing away her spotlight. Her charm wouldn’t allow such a thing to happen.

Things changed after a while though and he grew more and more restless. She shrunk more and more into her shell. He wanted a way out. She was being reduced to a mere nothing.

And then there is today

She awoke to the spark of first sunlight that danced on her skin like a thousand diamonds. He felt it burn his skin as it got reflected off from her.

A girl came and sat next to this enchanting beauty with him right next to her feet. But her focus wasn’t on her but on him as she picked him up in her palms and touched it ever so lightly. She pulled her hand back and allowed him to fly for the first time in his life, rising high above all others, if only for a moment before he drowned inside her, falling deep and deeper.

And that’s how a pebble on a sandstone beach met the salty sea.

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