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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Phantom Adolescence by Michele Asseo

Phantom Adolescence


How do you keep your family from tearing apart?

The first fifteen years of Jean Rayson’s life had passed as ordinary as it gets. She had her issues with her parents, fought her brothers every now and then, and at the end of the day, her biggest concerns were fashion magazines and the junior boys in school.

But shortly after the summer break ends, Jean’s younger brother dies. At first it seems everyone’s managed to hold it together, but when the first crack appears and her parents begin to fall apart, Jean takes on the responsibility of preventing herself, and hopefully her brothers, to follow.

What do you tell yourself in order to get out of bed every morning?

Mathew Rayson has always envied his little sister for her innocence. Seen as the strange bird of the family, Matt has developed a tendency to keep his distance. His mother wasn’t as easy a person–let alone parent–as his father’s second wife, and the contrast between the two homes took its toll on his personality, denying him of becoming a part of the family.

But when his younger brother dies, Mathew starts to see his family in a different light. The shatter of their happiness tilts his previous attitude, and as a strange empathy rises in him, he decides to go out of his way and help them pull through the crisis.

What do you tell your eight-year-old brother?

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Infernal Magic by C.N. Crawford

Infernal Magic: A Demons of Fire and Night Novel (Shadows & Flame Series Book 1)


She’s forgotten her past. Too bad her past won’t return the favor.

Ursula can’t remember a single thing from before three years ago, so she has to keep her life simple. All she wants is to earn enough money for rent–and maybe a bit left over for a new pair of boots.

But on her eighteenth birthday, all hell breaks loose… quite literally… when a hellhound shifter shows up in her kitchen. Kester’s lethally gorgeous, and he’s come with a terrifying message: Ursula owes her soul to a demon.

No one seems to care that she doesn’t remember striking that deal.

Thrust into the middle of a war between the gods of fire and night, Ursula fights her way across New York–and through the fae realm–to survive. Along the way, she must reclaim her magical knowledge and her long-forgotten skills with the blade if she wants to escape eternal damnation.

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If We Had No Winter by D. L. Pitchford

If We Had No Winter: A College Coming-of-Age Story (Billie Dixon Book 1)


College freshman and math whiz Billie Dixon has everything planned to a T. But life doesn’t always go according to plan.

Her best friend’s roommate won’t stop goading her, the senior she’s tutoring in calculus develops an unwelcome crush, and she spends much of her time avoiding her estranged father, the Math Department Head. But a sudden encounter with Daddy Dearest forces Billie to face memories and emotions she’d rather ignore, and for the first time, her father wants to rekindle their relationship.

Now, Billie must choose between reinforcing the wall she built around her heart and giving her father a second chance.

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