Distorted by Anthony S. Buoni and Alisha Costanzo Genre: Fantasy Anthology Date Published: November 7, 2014 Book Description: Tantalizingly bloody tales featuring human pitted against beast and gods, with the true majesty and horrors of the afterlife, with love and death and desire... Eight writers modernize ancient mythologies in DISTORTED, proving that not every story has been told.
Winter Wolf by R.J. Blain Genre: Urban Fantasy/Thriller/Supernatural Suspense Date Published: November 24, 2014 Book Description: The Hunted Wizard When Nicole dabbled in the occult, she lost it all: Her voice, her family, and her name. Now on the run from the Inquisition, she must prove to herself—and the world—that not all wizards are too dangerous to let live. The savage murder of a bookstore employee throws Nicole into the middle of Inquisition business, like it or not. Driven by her inability to save the young man’s life, she decides to hunt the killer on her own. Using forbidden magic to investigate the past, she learns that the murderer is in fact a disease that could kill the entire werewolf race. Forced to choose between saving lives and preserving her own, Nicole embraces the magic that sent her into exile. Without werewolves, the power of the Inquisition would dwindle, and she could live without being hunted. Nicole’s only hope for success lies in the hands of the werewolves she hates and the Inquisition she fears, but finding someone to trust is only the beginning of her problems. There are those who want to ensure that the werewolves go extinct and that the Inquisition falls. But, if she fails to find a cure, her family—including her twin sister—will perish…
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Taking the Reins
by Katrina Abbott
Brooklyn Prescott (if that’s even her real name) is the new girl at TheRosewood Academy for Academic Excellence, now that she’s moved back to the States after two years living in London. Rosewood, a boarding school for children of the rich and famous and known for its celebutantes, is missing just one element important to any junior’s education: boys. But luckily for Brooklyn, and the rest of theRosewood girls, there’s a boys’ boarding school, The Westwood Academy, just a few miles away.
On her very first day, Brooklyn meets Will, a gorgeous and flirty boy on campus to help with move in. But is he who she thinks he is? And what about Brady, the cute stable boy? Or Jared, the former child actor with his grown-up good looks who can always make her laugh? As Brooklyn settles in at Rosewood, she’s faced with new friends, new challenges and new opportunities to make herself into the girl she always wanted to be. Whoever that might be.
Taking The Reins is the first installment of The Rosewoods, an exciting new Young Adult series for readers who love fun, flirty love stories.
Anaiah Press proudly presents TESS IN BOOTS by Courtney Rice Gager a contemporary romantic novel available on December 2!
Tess in Boots by Courtney Rice Gager Book Description: Tess Dougherty plans every aspect of her life right down to the last detail. But she doesn’t plan on running her boyfriend off by bringing up the topic of marriage before he’s ready. And she doesn’t plan to lose her job on the day she’s set to receive a huge promotion. So when her perfect world unravels, Tess makes a new plan: disappear. Tess packs her bags and leaves her city apartment for a remote vineyard in North Carolina. At first, she’s put off by the slow pace of small-town life in the South. She’s especially irritated by Thatcher, the vineyard’s smart-mouth, dimple-faced farmhand. But she soon begins to appreciate the area’s charm, and Thatcher’s charm, too. She even swaps her trademark heels for a pair of cowboy boots. As Tess spends more time getting to know Thatcher, she finds herself loosening her grip on her old life little by little. Unfortunately, things on the vineyard aren’t as simple as they seem. There’s a secret here, and when the truth comes to light, Tess is forced to reconsider every plan she’s ever made.
Derrick Knolane escapes to Trinidad Head most evenings, avoiding his apartment and planning for the day he'll break free of Humboldt County. Working in a music store might be fine for a while, but it's far from the goal he had in mind when he got his college degree. Not to mention the fact that his roommate is a jerk and his family won't stop trying to run his life.
Then Brielle falls into his world.
She claims to be a star. Not from Hollywood, but from heaven. He thinks she's crazy. Certainly delusional. Yet, he can't just leave her alone on the cliffs. So he takes her home.
And his whole world falls apart.
A heartfelt and fanciful contemporary romance novella, How a Star Falls explores the uncertain season of new adulthood and shows that sometimes the worst inconveniences make for the best miracles of all.
--New novel explores America’s role in the
When Army Captain Ben
Hawkins discovers chemical weapons missing from a military research facility, he
begins an investigation into preventing a possible terrorist attack. The
suspects? Two rogue Iranian agents who blame the deaths of their family members
on the United States. What Hawkins doesn’t expect is to find himself forced to
decide whether to risk his career—and possible arrest—to stop the attack, even
if it means working with a foreign agent.
D.C. Hampton’s debut novel, A
Touch of Nerves, may be set on the battlefield of America’s “War on Terror,” but
the book is a far cry from your typical action narrative. Inspired by his two
sons who served in Iraq and the Persian Gulf during the Iraq War and his own
time serving in the U.S. Army, Hampton brings depth and humanity to characters
that might otherwise be painted in the two-dimensional “hero” or “villain”
archetypes. With Hampton’s passion for history and global affairs, A Touch of
Nerves brings a fresh perspective to the long history of tension between the
United States and Iran. “I wanted to write a story that was worth
telling, realistic and suspenseful,” says Hampton. “I believe the book is
entertaining, but it also sheds light on the complex relationship between Iran
and the United States and explores the complex emotions and issues that drive
some individuals to commit terrible acts.” “The story includes a wealth
of details as Hampton weaves a complex plot,” writes Kirkus Reviews. “A
conceivable threat and suspense-filled plot keep readers engaged until the end.
Hampton eschews the genre’s typical plot holes and vague facts and his handle on
international relations gives the terrorists credible motivations.”
Her life so far
has been tough, having witnessed her family’s death and her mother’s suicide
she’s taken in by a priest, who believes her when she says she sees ghosts.
Father Peter trains her as a demon hunter with three other members, one being
Daniel, who isn’t what he seems.
But when a
possession goes wrong, and ghosts start to attack Abigail, the tight rope she
had on her emotions soon starts to loosen.
the unwanted attention of the Vatican, and she finds out a lot more then she
was willing to learn.
Knowledge is power,
but for Abigail it’s her undoing, and the only thing keeping her together is
The Straw That Broke Book by Tom Whalen Publication Date: August 1, 2014 Publisher: Black Scat Books Pages: 172 Book Description: In his rollicking new novel, THE STRAW THAT BROKE, author Tom Whalen
continues his ENCYCLOPEDIA MOUSE series, a challenging and funny roller-coaster
ride through the outer margins of science-fiction, philosophy, and word play.
Readers who reveled in previous books in the series, such as THE CAMEL’S BACK (called “the Moby-Dick
of mice” by poet and critic R.H.W. Dillard) and ROITHAMER’S UNIVERSE (which science-fiction writer Rudy Rucker
termed “giddy fun”), are sure to greet the arrival of THE STRAW THAT BROKE with anticipation and joy. Lovers of such
visionary writers as Kafka, Borges, Vonnegut, Lewis Carroll, and Douglas Adams
(THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE series) also
will find a kindred spirit in Tom Whalen, as will readers of all tastes who are
looking for a thrilling literary adventure.
main “character” in THE STRAW THAT BROKE is
the Encyclopedia Mouse, who, according to the author, “is the one creature who
can save the multiverse.”In Whalen’s
synopsis of THE STRAW THAT BROKE,
“Bulwer Zetford’s work-in-progress, The Cosmic Messenger, is about to take a strange turn,
and the multiverse with it, when Roithamer of Relix “beads” once again and
brings swirling into Zetford’s Kaduza M-mon processor the Encyclopedia Mouse …
Tale twines tale as the mouse battles his Doppelgänger in cyberspace,
Heidegger, in his Black Forest hut, and a hyper-crazed Roithamer. Death is
everywhere, but the mouse, birling (if only barely) in his Binding Nexus Drive, is determined to
narrate the universes away from their demise.”
describes his style as “playful, parodic, philosophical, lyrical. I wanted THE STRAW THAT BROKE to be thick with
character and plot and at the same time alive with language.”
word play is part of the novel’s texture, as well as being embedded into the
plot and character of the mouse,” Whalen also explains. “No need for the reader
to pick up all the formal play. It’s enough that this exists on a subliminal
ultimate goal, he says, is to have the Encyclopedia Mouse books published in
one volume “and eventually turned into a wide-screen baroque masterwork of
the meantime, THE STRAW THAT BROKE is
available in print, ready to delight all readers.
Welcome to the cover reveal for Billy Bobble Makes a Magic Wand by R.S. Mellette. This is an Upper Middle Grade/Lower Young Adult sci-fi adventure that's great for the whole family. The cover illustration is by the talented Kirbi Fagan.
The Accidental Highwayman by Ben Tripp Synopsis The Accidental Highwayman is the first
swashbuckling adventure for young adults by talented author and illustrator, Ben
Tripp. This thrilling tale of dark magic and true love is the perfect story for
fans of William Goldman’s The Princess Bride. In eighteenth-century
England, young Christopher “Kit” Bristol is the unwitting servant of notorious
highwayman Whistling Jack. One dark night, Kit finds his master bleeding from a
mortal wound, dons the man’s riding cloak to seek help, and changes the course
of his life forever. Mistaken for Whistling Jack and on the run from redcoats,
Kit is catapulted into a world of magic and wonders he thought the stuff of
fairy tales. Bound by magical law, Kit takes up his master’s quest to
rescue a rebellious fairy princess from an arranged marriage to King George III
of England. But his task is not an easy one, for Kit must contend with the
feisty Princess Morgana, gobling attacks, and a magical map that portends his
destiny: as a hanged man upon the gallows…. Fans of classic fairy-tale
fantasies such as Stardust by Neil Gaiman and will find much to love in this
irresistible YA debut by Ben Tripp, the son of one of America’s most beloved
illustrators, Wallace Tripp (Amelia Bedelia). Following in his father’s
footsteps, Ben has woven illustrations throughout the story. “Delightful
and charming. A swashbuckling adventure in the vein of Robert Louis Stevenson.”
—#1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson
Ashley Smith spent her life being shipped from one family member to the
next. When Ashley’s estranged father dies, she finally has the money to go to
college and the chance to find a place where she belongs.
Within days, Ashley has found the one thing she’s always longed for – a
family. She may have even found love. There’s only one problem. Ashley likes
Colin…a lot, but so does Randi, and everyone likes Randi. Randi’s approval is
the single easiest way to belong. Falling in love with Randi’s crush is the
single easiest way to find oneself on the outside for the next three years.
When Ashley arrived at college, she never dreamed she’d find this kind of
happiness. Will she allow herself to hold on to this happiness, and Colin, or
will her fear of losing her friends, the only friends she’s ever known, dictate