Shielded

Princess Jenna’s country is at war & is in imminent danger. To obtain vital assistance, her father betroths her to a prince of a neighboring country. Jenna, a lonely princess, must leave at once in order to thwart her country’s enemies. On the way over, while traveling through a dangerous forest, her convoy is attacked, and princess Jenna is forced on the run, using only her wits, blade skills, instincts, and a bit of magic to survive in the wild, and against a mage whom history has almost forgotten.

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The Unadoptables

After years of being repeatedly rejected for adoption, five orphans feel more like siblings despite their differences. One has extra fingers, another is too clumsy, one is selectively mute, another has lopsided ears, and another purposely frightens all potential adoptors away. Given all that, it’s no wonder they’re all unadoptable. When they’re illegally sold for hard labor, the orphans escape. Milou, a fan of the dark and creepy, uses this as an opportunity to try to find her family. Can the orphans keep their little family safe from the law, nosy neighbors, and the evil man who wants to enslave them, while also looking into the mysterious disappearance of Milou’s possible family?

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Dragon Speakers

The princess and heir to the throne, Gwendolyn expects to follow in her father’s footsteps. The king is a strong leader, with a talent for manipulating people into obedience. Gwen doesn’t believe in stories of dragons, but when one flies over her castle and speaks to her, Gwen must choose to remain allied with her father, who would kill the dragons, or to betray him and leave her sheltered and pampered life behind and seek out the dragons to discover the truth of their history and place in society for herself.

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The Green Door

A game that will determine their futures.

When she finds a flyer advertising a cash prize for whoever wins the game, Meg, in need of funds for college, applies together with her best friend & teammate, Brek. What neither of them know, is that the game is a matter of life and death, in another world, where magic and tyrants and talking animals and lots of danger exists. When winning the game means going against their morals, Meg and Brek have to make some complicated decisions.

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Race the Sands

Tamra races monstrous beings for a living, but a recent spate of really bad luck puts her in danger of losing her rights to care for her own daughter.
Reia is on the run from an arranged marriage to an abusive man. Racing monsters might earn her her freedom.
With a strange & untamed racing beast, and a rider with zero experience, both Tamra & Reia have to win their way to the top together in this lethal sport. And, to add a bit more pressure, the fate of their empire will rest on their winning.

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Rewritten

Author: Tara Gilboy My rating: 3.8 stars Audience: Children/Middle grade Series: Unwritten #2 Gracie escaped from her destiny as a villainous character in the last book, (Unwritten), and is now trying to live a normal life in the real world. But Cassandra, her wannabe evil mother, is still pursuing her, and this time, she has […]

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Phoenix Team One: Selected

Zariya just lost her father in a work related accident, and is convinced that his death was more than an accident. Using her naga heritage and pretty sharp fighting skills, Zariya searches for the truth. But digging in too deep reveals secrets that her friends and family have been keeping from her.

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Nightchaser

When there is an evil overlord, it’s inevitable that there will be rebels. Tess is a simple space pirate, doing her rebel duty of stealing from the intergalactic government to provide for the rebels & orphans suffering from the oppression. When Tess & her crew steal an extremely valuable item, they’re pursued by a high ranking military general & are moved high up on the Wanted bounty list. When her ship needs urgent repairs, Shade, a good looking handyman, shows up to help, but Shade has goals of his own, and they don’t necessarily coincide with Tess’ & her crew’s safety.

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The Ten Thousand Doors of January

While her father travels around the world seeking curiosities and treasures for his rich employer, January is left in care of their employer, Mr. Locke. Her wealthy benefactor provides January with an education & upbringing as if she were his own daughter, which is certainly a far cry from what January would have received as a colored girl. Yet, despite of all that, or perhaps because of it, January feels like just another curiosity in Mr. Locke’s collection. One that must follow the rules at all times. One that is best seen, and not heard. When she finds a mysterious book among Mr. Locke’s collection, and learns of doors that open into magical worlds, January must decide if she will seek out & open those doors. For the doors don’t just open new worlds, they can also place January and her friends in immense danger.

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The Screaming Staircase

When ghosts began popping up, haunting & terrorizing the people of England, it created a need for ghost extermination services. That’s now the job of Psychic Detection Agencies, who have operatives trained to deal with these dangerous beings. However, psychic abilities fade as one gets older, and so it’s young children & teens who must do the dangerous and often fatal work.

Lucy was a pretty good agent at her old job under an established agency, until a job gone badly wrong left her as the sole survivor of her team. Looking to start over at a new Agency in London, she joins a tiny, barely surviving firm, run by & staffed with only two other employees about her own age. Desperate to keep their firm afloat, Lucy and her two new friends take on a high risk job that most established agencies have lethally failed at before.

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