Jul 31, 2015
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Fantasy

Abracadabra
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Abracadabra Tut

By Page McBrier

Rating:  star star star star star 

Fletcher Perry, a somewhat nerdy middle school student and amateur magician is the unexpected recipient of an Egyptian coffin that was sold at an auction.

Golem
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The Western Golem

By Capa Langley

Rating:  star star star star star 

A young man named Olan witnesses a series of bizarre incidents after encountering a police officer who explodes into dozens of white mice.

Axe
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The Axe and the Throne

By M.D. Ireman

Rating:  star star star star star 

A horde of marauding barbarians from the North with a secret agenda, a man who seeks revenge on these barbarians, a scheming palace eunuch, and a young servant girl from islands to the south—these are just some of the many characters who inhabit the world of M.D. Ireman’s THE AXE AND THE THRONE.

Muses
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The Muses: Escaping Montague Manor

By N.L. McEvoy

Rating:  star star star star star 

Ten-year-old Sarah and her twelve-year-old brother Nickolas leave their happy home in Silver Springs, Colorado to live with their mysterious Great Aunt Vivian in an enchanted mansion in Sydney, Australia.

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Blackcloak

By W. James Chan

Rating:  star star star star star 

A man destined to be a powerful weapon struggles with self-identity as powerful forces race to claim him for their side. BLACKCLOAK: A MAN OF HIS SWORD is a dream-like adventure through a shattered mind in a world filled with strange creatures and unusual magic.

Freddy
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Freddy Fumple and the Mindmonsters

By Vegard Svingen

Rating:  star star star star star 

A 10-year-old boy moves to the country with his parents and older sister, only to realize that their new house is haunted and there are strange creatures popping up unexpectedly in his backyard.

Jabber
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Jabberwocky

By Theodore Singer

Rating:  star star star star star 

JABBERWOCKY is a bright and beautiful collection of stories, which take a classic poem in new and engaging directions. Lewis Carroll would be delighted.

Nothingness
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The Nothingness

By JC Stockli

Rating:  star star star star star 

Evie Westvale is stuck in a never-ending spiral of drugs and drunkenness with no end or future in sight. Suddenly, a mysterious stranger starts showing up in her reality and her darkest dreams.

Atlantis
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Keys to Atlantis

By Sally Copus

Rating:  star star star star star 

A young man, traveling back in time with his grandfather, must find the way to Atlantis and the antimatter needed to send his family’s time ship forward in time.
Jon Sinclair is a teenage time-traveler, the son and grandson of time-travelers.

Blooded
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Blooded

By D Hart St Martin

Rating:  star star star star star 

The third installment in the Lisen of Solsta series, BLOODED tracks the journey of Lisen, ex-valley girl and reluctant ruler, as she at last ascends her rightful throne as Empir of the other-dimensional Garla.

Artalon
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The Tides of Artalon

By K. Scott Lewis

Rating:  star star star star star 

A fitting end to Lewis’s rich high fantasy series, THE TIDES OF ARTALON wraps up the character arcs for all of the series’s numerous characters.

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Siren’s Rune

By Cory Baxter

Rating:  star star star star star 

SIREN’S RUNE is an imaginative work about a woman on a mission to cross the ocean alone but unexpectedly falls in love with a time-traveling mermaid.

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Covenant

By K. Scott Lewis

Rating:  star star star star star 

COVENANT has an engaging plot that comments on some hot-button issues through a richly developed world and an intriguing cast of characters.

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Incursion

By Jay J. Falconer

Rating:  star star star star star 

An astrophysicist marooned in a parallel universe attempts to find and rescue his brother and keep himself and his friends safe from ruthless human and alien villains alike.

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Linkage

By Jay J. Falconer

Rating:  star star star star star 

A pair of brothers find themselves facing the possible destruction of the human race when one of their experiments goes badly wrong.

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The Glassford Girl

By Jay J. Falconer

Rating:  star star star star star 

A young girl finds herself occasionally, and randomly, leaping forward through time.

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The Saeshell Book Of Time: Part 2

By Rusty Biesele

Rating:  star star star star star 

This is the second part of the story of Tova and Stefan, two young adults granted immortality and destined to rule the earth.

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Lightfall

By K. Scott Lewis

Rating:  star star star star star 

What happens when a God-king dies? This is the question LIGHTFALL seeks to answer. Set a millennium after the prequel, Myth and Incarnation, LIGHTFALL introduces both a new cast of dynamic characters and a new species of being to Lewis’s already intricate world.

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Grooveworld

By Jeremy Gray

Rating:  star star star star star 

A young man joins forces with the outcasts and uses his heightened musical abilities to help topple an oppressive government.

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The Good Luck Child

By Charley Mayhew

Rating:  star star star star star 

A young man must make his way in a Medieval fantasy world beset by larger-than-life terrors and unusually charming, occasionally dangerous, fellow companions.

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The Burden of Memory

By Welcome Cole

Rating:  star star star star star 

THE BURDEN OF MEMORY, the second book in the Blood Caeyl Memories series, finds various different characters on various quests, with Beam on a sort of astral plane receiving “memories” from the distant past, and his ally/frenemy Mawby having to let go of his prejudices to work with a giant named Wenzil.

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Myth And Incarnation

By K. Scott Lewis

Rating:  star star star star star 

Set in a well-developed fantasy world, MYTH AND INCARNATION follows a trio of unique individuals on their quest to protect their world from the evil plot of the sorcerers determined to awaken the Black Dragon.

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The Catalain Book of Secrets

By Jessica Lourey

Rating:  star star star star star 

Faith Falls, Minnesota, on the surface, is like many of the towns in the upper mid-West. The seasons flow from the frost of winter to the sultry summer nights with fireflies dancing in the air. Every twenty-five years, however, the town is overrun by garter snakes as the spring thaw arrives.

Wanderer's Children
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The Wanderer’s Children

By L.G. O'Connor

Rating:  star star star star star 

The second book in the Angelorum Twelve Chronicles, THE WANDERER’S CHILDREN follows the pulse-pounding and frequently erotic travails of a group of humans with mystical bloodlines who are “called” to serve their communities.