Generation by J.J. Green

Generation (Shadows of the Void Space Opera Serial Book 1)


What if the alien who wants to kill you looks exactly like your best friend?

Martian Chief Security Officer Jas Harrington must protect her starship’s crew from hostile aliens.

For the efficient if quick-tempered Jas, that hasn’t been too hard up till now. But the captain is drug-addled, and he’s hungry for the bonuses he gets from finding valuable resources on new worlds.

When the captain won’t listen to Jas’ fears about a mysterious planet, he is compromised by contact with a strange life form. A life form that threatens to take over the entire ship and return to Earth, where it can spread its deadly infection.

Now Jas is in a race against time, fighting to quarantine the alien infection and prevent the aliens from achieving their goal: Generation. She doesn’t realize it yet, but as she fights to save her crew, the future of all humanity hangs in the balance.

Generation is book one in the fast-paced, action-packed Shadows of the Void space opera series.

“…well-written sci-fi heroine.”

“Great characters, fast-paced action and insidious aliens.”

“…roller-coaster ride that seldom lets up.”

“This one will hook you from the first few pages and won’t let go. It’s well thought out and the writing is fantastic.”

“Very good characters with plenty of depth and a very good plot line.”

“…a fabulous, fast-paced story that doesn’t let up from the first paragraph.”

“…reminded me of sci-fi written by Andre Norton…strong female protagonist.”

Sign up for a free copy of the Shadows of the Void prequel, Starbound, at JJ Green’s reader group: http://jjgreenauthor.com/

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The Serenity Stone Murder by Marianne Jones

The Serenity Stone Murder


After a long winter in their small town of Jackpine, best friends Margaret and Louise are looking forward to enjoying some R&R in Thunder Bay. Louise has insisted that their stay include taking part in a women’s “discover your inner goddess” retreat. Margaret plans to track down a famously reclusive wildlife artist to persuade him to do a workshop for her art club in Jackpine.
Things get off to a rocky start when their hotel refuses to accommodate Louise’s canine companion Vince, and they are forced to stay at a dodgy establishment over a strip bar. Then Margaret clashes with the retreat leader. To complicate matters further, a dead body turns up next door to their retreat.
The deceased turns out to be a local casino manager with a lot of enemies. When Margaret spots the dead man’s widow being squired around town by a male companion, her curiosity is piqued. The ever-intrepid friends, against all advice and their better judgment, become embroiled in looking for clues to the murder. It’s a search that takes them all over the city and surrounding countryside, where they encounter a whole cast of possible suspects, including a dangerously lovelorn church organist, a stripper-turned barmaid, a fiery septuagenarian, and a widow with very expensive tastes. But are they getting too close to the truth for their own good?
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The Orphan’s Secret by R J Francis

The Orphan’s Secret (Principality Book 1)


Nineteen-year-old orphan Elaina has a lot going for her. She’s beautiful. She’s creative—crafting gourmet dairy products in a factory she built. She’s also a brilliant student, finding higher dimensional physics quite simple, really.

But she’s alone much of the day. She has no family and only two friends: her magnificent black horse, and her private tutor, Alessa.

Everything changes the day Elaina rescues the handsome Prince Jaimin of Arra. Pulled into his turbulent world, she becomes the secret girlfriend of a future king, and discovers true friendship and love.

When a bitter evil threatens to destroy her, the prince, her new friends, and the rest of the kingdom, Elaina finds a remarkable power within herself. Along with this power, she discovers who she truly is, the incredible truth about her parents, and how she came to live on the farm.

She also learns that only she can save everything she loves.

Follow Elaina, Prince Jaimin, and the socialite genius Nastasha, as they unravel clues from their past to save their kingdom.

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Mage Slave by R. K. Thorne

Mage Slave (The Enslaved Chronicles Book 1)


A warrior prince, an enslaved mage, a plot to draw the world to war.

Crown Prince Aven Lanuken wants something more than a trophy for a future wife. He wants a woman who will be more friend than follower. A queen who will be more warrior than diplomat. He wants a partner he can trust… with a dangerous secret that’s kept him trapped in a dark mountain fortress his entire life.

Mage slave Miara wants something more, too—to find an enemy prince. And not to marry him. She’s just received orders for her very first kidnapping. She loathes the idea of it, and it’s probably a suicide mission. But she has never failed a mission before and doesn’t intend to start now.

Of all the women in the world, why does he have to fall for this one ?

Magic, politics, love, and fate collide in the destinies of two people in this fantasy adventure from R. K. Thorne. For lovers of swords and sorcery with a side of romance, Mage Slave is the first novel in the Enslaved Chronicles trilogy.

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The Art of Going Home by Nicole Sorrell

The Art of Going Home (The Art of Living Duet Book 1)


Sometimes the only way to escape your past… is go back to where it all began.

Haunted by memories of her childhood, Maddie dreaded going home to bury the woman who gave her more love than her own parents. Every moment spent in her tiny hometown will bring images of her murdered twin, though these painful reminders become the least of her worries…

Disturbed by visits from her dead sister, Maddie reluctantly agrees to solve the mystery and track down the killer. Digging into her past releases long-suppressed memories, and she begins to doubt everything she once believed. And everyone she thought she could trust.

Especially her high school crush. After finding comfort in his arms, Maddie is shocked to find out he knows more about her early years than she can remember. Torn between forgiving his betrayal or ending their budding romance, she struggles to come to grips with her family’s dark secrets. As she learns to accept the compassion of those who love her, will the horrifying discovery of who killed her sister heal old wounds—or scar her forever?

The Art of Going Home follows a young woman on her personal journey of self-discovery. It is a poignant testament to the real meaning of family and the enduring strength of a sister’s bond.

Please note: Contains mature content. This is the second edition which includes editorial revisions.

The Art of Going Home is Book 1 of The Art of Living Series and includes an excerpt from Book 2, The Art of Being Broken.

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Masquerade by Janette Rallison

Masquerade: a romantic comedy


A little white lie never hurt anyone.

When Clarissa takes a much needed job under slightly false pretenses, she doesn’t think it will be such a big deal. She may have told her movie-star boss that she was married but that shouldn’t matter. After all, she doesn’t want anything to do with men for a long, long time.

It’s hard for a woman to keep up the masquerade when her boss is as handsome as Slade Jacobson and the job takes her to Hawaii with him. In between handling his whirlwind four-year-old daughter and dealing with a whole cast of Hollywood personalities, Clarissa has to keep a tight hold on her heart.
Masquerade is romantic comedy at its best–clean and funny with lots of heart.

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Dreadmarrow Thief by Marjory Kaptanoglu

Dreadmarrow Thief (The Conjurer Fellstone Book 1)


Seeking love, revenge, and a cure for death.

Sixteen-year-old Tessa Skye, a locksmith’s apprentice, loves to shapeshift into a sparrow using a windrider–a forbidden magical amulet. During one of her outings, she accidentally reveals herself to the Conjurer Lord Fellstone, who reigns over Sorrenwood with an army of boar-headed men, and corpses he calls up from the dead. The tyrant sends his knights after Tessa, resulting in the death of her Papa. To save him, she sets out for the castle to steal Fellstone’s Dreadmarrow, his most prized magical artifact, which has the power to restore life. She’s joined by the fortune-teller Calder, searching for his lost love, and Ash, the gravedigger’s son, whose growing attraction to Tessa distracts from his plan to avenge his murdered twin. Dreadmarrow Thief is a universal coming-of-age story about a girl who seeks to wield great power, only to learn it comes at a terrible price.

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Cinderella Shoots the Moon by Arlie Corday

Cinderella Shoots the Moon


“Cinderella Shoots the Moon” is a novel for anyone who has ever dreamed of a better life and fought to make it happen.

It’s the story of 13-year-old Tara Harris, who moves to rural upstate New York and finds more to worry about than clothes and popularity. With her parents falling into depression and alcoholism and her best friend Abbie in terrible trouble at home, Tara finds comfort from a mysterious old woman, Blossom “Gran” Tebbs. But then Gran disappears.

Calling themselves the “Cinderella Girls,” Tara and Abbie run away to escape the horror. Out on their own they become nannies, con artists, self-educated scholars and gang members. When tragedy threatens to end their flight, they find freedom through the surprise appearance of a fellow Cinderella Girl who grew up in a time when women had few options, especially those who were unwanted in the first place.

With no Prince Charming in sight, the Cinderella Girls are determined to rescue one another and live happily ever after.

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