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New Sun Rising: Ten Stories
Lindsay Edmunds

These are linked stories, in the spirit of Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine. They are about a sixteen-year old girl, Kedzie Greer, who was raised in a utopian community and leaves home to make her way in a dystopian society. The year is 2199; the place, the Reunited States. In the stories, technology coexists with a haunted world. There are witches and robots, ghosts and e-beasts.
New Sun Rising is magical realism for the internet age.

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Wide Awake Asleep
Louise Wise

Wide Awake Asleep: a time travel, paranormal adventure.
Can you really be on the WRONG path in life?
Julie Compton’s life should have come to an end January 21st 2016.
No one knew she was driving on that stretch of road. No one saw her car leave the highway and crash into a watery ditch. No one heard the car’s windscreen smash or saw the tree branch come through to impale her to her seat. No one heard her screams.
But that moment was the beginning of Julie’s new life as...

Blizzard Terror: Book Five in the DeBois Series
Sue Raymond

The blizzard has buried the forest in a thick blanket of snow hampering Jean and James in their attempt to rescue Su before the storm claims her and Su's unborn children. They are not the only one tracking Su. A maimed mountain lion has caught Su’s scent and now it is a race to see who finds Su first. Jean also has to content with a terrorist tracking him to rack revenge for Jean destroying the terrorist cell. Who will win, Jean, the terrorist, the mountain lion or the blizzard?......

Hell and the Hunger
Mike Reynolds

"When a vampire loses his love of the hunt he is left with nothing but his hunger…
That is precisely where Joe finds himself at the beginning of Hell and the Hunger. He simply doesn’t want to be alive any longer but it hurts too much not to feed. Spiraling slowly into a deep pit of melancholy, the once proud hunter has been reduced to combing bars for drunken women to feed on. Then he finds her.
Evelyn is a wonderful enigma. She lacks the emptiness that normally sits behind the...

Zanna's Outlaw (Revolving Point, TX Series Book 1)
Julie Lence

Notorious outlaw Buck Grayson is set to hang for the one murder he didn't commit, until a last minute pardon sets him free. But there's a condition to the pardon, one that sours Buck's gut. He's to cease outlawing and bring law and order to Revolving Point, Texas. The border town along the Rio Grande has a reputation worse than his, even after a fire destroyed the saloons and chased away the rabble rousers. But Zanna is there and still in danger from the fancypants attorney seeking revenge...

Like Dark Minds
Christy Summerland

Kasey Laughton is in trouble in more ways than one. Losses, betrayal and confusion have combined to make her distrustful, too tough and secretly selfdestructive. When she finds herself on the mind of a sadistic killer, her life is spun around drastically by old friends, quick events and the appearance of Gina Cessario, an FBI agent with secrets of her own.
Who will survive the mind games, and who will find redemption?
Kasey Laughton – Kasey Laughton knows all about the concept of...