Ecclesia’s Table by Mason S Haynie

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The world is a wasteland. It always has been. Moshe, Amaru, and Reenu have never known anything other than the desert wasteland that raised them. When the rumor arises that something other than barren landscape could be out there, the three of them make haste for an abundant future. Upon arrival at this established society, the group quickly learns how and how not to get along amidst group dynamics and seemingly sinister mystery. The trials and social politics that Moshe, Amaru, and Reenu face teach them that some rules are useful and some are meant to be broken. Have a seat at Ecclesia’s Table. 

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Island Girl (Strands of Existence) #1 by Aino Lahteva

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As an opportunist, Istrae yearns to get off her home island and visit Kerth, the City of Light and Abundance. Her preferred method of travel, however, didn’t include drowning. And she didn’t expect the city to be so dirty. Her memories are as broken as her body. She begins to piece them together with the help of a spirit bound to a statue and an ambitious army captain called Rime she enjoys teasing. While Rime guides Istrae in her new life, it becomes evident the rigid rules of society and the city’s Temple do not welcome those who seek to shake the established rules, which is something Istrae is incapable of resisting. Island Girl is the first book in a fresh epic fantasy series Strands of Existence with tones of adventure and a splash of romance. A whole new world with its own laws, intuitive magic, and religion.

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Innate: A Chance Dawson Story by Eric Carter

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Chance has always done his best to stay out of the spotlight. He’s never been a star athlete or the perfect student. He’d never dream of being a hero. Chance’s reality is ruled by his disability. It always has been. According to the doctors, Chance’s best life will come from staying rested, stress free, and out of the way. But that’s impossible when the military unexpectedly shows up on the last day of school and recruits Chance’s brother, and some other students, to join a top secret military experiment. And then, a strange man appears out of nowhere and suggests that Chance’s disability isn’t a weakness at all. In fact it’s a power necessary to save his brother, and potentially the entire world.

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The String Rider: A Time Travel Story by John Epsie

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Trevor jumps 20 years forward to steal lotto numbers for his dream girl Rubie. Except, in this future, Rubie has been murdered… and Trevor instantly adores the daughter he’s raising with another woman. Never mind his missing thumb, or the fact that he drives a minivan… with eyelashes. So, Trevor must ask: how can he save Rubie? And does saving her mean his daughter won’t be born, or can he—should he—have both?

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Moon Gate by Susan Mountford

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Fourteen-year-old Alice’s life changes forever after inheriting Briar Cottage and a magical bracelet from her great aunt. She discovers she is the daughter-heir, last of a long line of ‘charmed’ women in her family, stretching back to pre-history and descended from faery, who must protect humanity from the return, through the Moon Gate, of the Horned King. However, first she must rescue her friend, Rhys, from the clutches of Berethast, a powerful faery adversary, who hopes to force her to choose between saving the life of her friend or protecting humankind.

Alice needs the help of other creatures of magic, some unwilling, to aid her struggle against the Lady of the Forest. Only with their help does she stand a chance to save Rhys, enter the Moon Gate to stop the Horned King’s return and fulfil her destiny as the chosen daughter-heir.

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The Age of Scions by J.V.A Young

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Ana Wicker’s life turns upside down, when her parents inform her, they intend to divorce. Ana thinks the answer is to run away, but in doing so, she finds herself transported to the strange world of Eperidium. There she meets Frey, Felix, and Clomtrop, three magical children known in their world as Scions. They explain to Ana that the only person who can help her return home, has disappeared without a trace. Ana brought with her the only clue to finding him, The Omnibus.

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Crooked Creek by Fredrick Robertson

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Billy’s first novel launched him into literary stardom. Now all he has to do is write a second book. His decision to move back to his hometown might not have been in his best interest. The neurotic homeowners association has different plans to manipulate and distract him. What’s worse? He can’t seem to write down a single word. Billy soon learns you can find inspiration in the most unexpected places – even if everything else is against you. Crooked Creek is a humorous novella about writer’s block and a neurotic homeowners association. It’s the classic overbearing “king or queen and the feeble subject” situation.

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The Good Witch of the South by T.C Bartlett

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There is a darkness brewing in the east and alarming rumors of dragons and an evil enchantress building an army to overthrow the Great Head of Oz. A demon fairy witch the Land of Oz hasn’t seen since Dorothy Gale destroyed the Wicked Witch of the West.

Soon to be sixteen-year-old Samantha Goodwitch, the daughter of Glinda, the Good Witch of the South, knows she is disobeying her mother’s wishes when she leaves the castle to search for dragons, but she’d rather have an adventure than follow her mother’s command. When one of the Shadow Mountain Cats, Akasha, unexpectedly saves her life, the adventure turns deadly and a friendship grows between them.

But the rumors soon become real, and the freedom that had captured the hearts of the citizens of Oz is quickly unraveling. As the tensions mount and battles begin, Sam and Akasha find others who join them in the last Great War of Oz, to fight against the darkness that is devouring a once peaceful land.

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Bay of Devils by Grahame Shannon

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Sean Gray, sailor and amateur detective teams up with clever waitress Cindy Lu to solve a fifty-year-old mystery of strange events and buried treasure in Thomas Bay Alaska, aka the Bay of Devils. In 1918 the SS Princess Sophia sank in Alaska with 350 souls aboard. All perished when the ship, stranded on Vanderbilt reef, slid off into deep water.
Going through her father’s effects in 1968, Cindy finds an old flask. The message inside is from the doomed ship. She delivers it to the original address, which is nearby. Elizabeth Hadley, now in her seventies, reads the letter from her former suitor with excitement. She hires Sean to lead an expedition and unravel the mystery. He tracks down Cindy, and the chemistry between them is immediate. Lizzy introduces the crew of her 110-foot classic yacht Lady L, including Ajax, an acid-tongued parrot. With Cindy as Cook, and Levi, a mysterious Israeli ex-soldier, providing security, Sean prepares for the voyage to Alaska. However, they aren’t alone. There are others after the booty, and they are willing to kill anyone who gets in their way.

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Gobbledy by Lis Anna-Langston

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Ever since eleven-year-old Dexter Duckworth and his brother, Dougal, lost their mom, everything has been different. But “different” takes on a whole new meaning when, one day just before Christmas (or Kissmas, as they call it), Dexter finds a golden rock in the forest that hatches into an adorable alien. Gobbledy is smarter than he seems and is lost on planet Earth. Before long, Gobbledy takes Dexter, Dougal, and their best friend Fi on an adventure of friendship, family, and loss—one that requires them all to stay out of trouble, protect Gobbledy from a shadowy group called the Planetary Society, and prepare for their school’s Winter Extravaganza Play, where Dexter has to be a dreaded Gingerbread Man.

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