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Beauty has sworn off fairy tales. Her father had spent her entire life trying to throw her and her sister at every enchanted prince he could find, hoping to use her as a tool to get his own happily-ever-after. Now that they’re free of him—mostly—she’s happy working as a temp, helping other people solve their own fairy tale problems. Whether it’s a dragon who’s afraid he’s fallen off the knight wagon or an agoraphobe in the tower who just wants some company, helping other people fix their fairy tale messes is a lot easier than failing at her own.
That is, until she meets Beast…
A classic fairy tale romance gone modernly awry.
Jenniffer Wardell is the arts, entertainment, and lifestyle reporter for the Davis Clipper. She has won several awards from the Utah Press Association and the Utah Headliners Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. She is a fantasy romance author and general fairy godmother-at-large. Her first book, Fairy Godmothers, Inc., was released in 2013, and Beast Charming was released last month.
Jenniffer lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. She’s always on the lookout for witty dialogue and a well-earned happily-ever after. Anyone who wants to chat or trade jokes can find her at www.jennifferwardell.blogspot.com.
Captain Gus Schnozzlebeard would rather hear crocodiles sharpenin’ their teeth on sandpaper than listen to his pirate crew sing. To save his sanity, he resolves to acquire musicians for his ship, the Scallywag III. When he hears tell of the Singing Clam of Minnie Skewel Island, he decides that’s exactly what he needs, and they set sail to go find it. Sometimes, though, getting what you want isn’t the best thing.
Join Captain Schnozzlebeard and his crew as they sail past the Tu Ting Pits and visit the Mer Cenaries on their travels. Add in a plucky stowaway, an uptight British admiral, and a kracken attack, and you’ve got a recipe for fun that’s better than a pot of Mulligan stew.
Rebecca Blevins is from the Midwest, land of tornadoes and cows—hopefully not mixed together. She began reading before she can remember, so books have always been part of her life. She has fond memories of borrowing more than thirty titles from the library at a time, and her mother stated: “Rebecca sat down to read and didn’t stop until she was done with the whole bag.”
Rebecca’s love of reading has turned into an affinity for writing. Her first book—at age four—was a huge hit, with a cut-up diaper box cover and pages of stick-figure drawings. The title? Mommy and Rebecca Go to the Store.
Now that she considers herself a grownup, Rebecca writes about pirates with rooster pox and princesses with pet anteaters, as well as tales for young adults. Rebecca was lucky enough to find a handsome writer prince, and they have four children. Their family enjoys reading together, playing Dominion, Friday night pizza, and watching funny videos on YouTube. Her first book through Trifecta, Captain Schnozzlebeard and the Singing Clam of Minnie Skewel Island, will be released on March 31st, 2015. Learn more about Rebecca at www.rebeccablevins.net.
Information terrorism. Complete network blackout. Global panic. Above the chaos, one company rises to restore order, achieving complete political and military takeover: Omnibus.
Stanford graduate and new Omnibus employee Jace Vega faces these sobering images, appearing to show her future, when a cutting-edge Omnibus tablet mysteriously falls into her hands. Reeling from the recent tragic death of her mother, socially reclusive Jace struggles as she carries the weight of this foreknowledge.
When Corey, an acquaintance from Stanford shows up, he becomes central in helping Jace try to stop Omnibus. But because the plan involves getting close to Damien, the charming, smooth son of Omnibus founder, Victor Trent, Jace becomes conflicted with a barrage of new emotions. Both men profess allegiance, but she doesn’t know who she can trust.
As Jace wrestles to understand how to change the future, vivid dreams and waking visions unmask her obscured past and her true identity. In the ultimate test of self-trust, Jace must harness her unique internal power and use it to stop Omnibus.
Adrienne Quintana spent her early years playing on the banks of the Snake River in southern Idaho while her father built a geodesic dome house. When the family wasn’t traveling around the country to art shows, Adrienne spent many happy hours reading in her unfinished, tent-like bedroom. Love of reading soon blossomed into a desire to write. If the family’s antiquated computer could be resurrected, a collection of short stories involving local characters and their epic battles with fire-breathing dragons would be sure to entertain.
After four children and a move to Arizona, Adrienne completed her Bachelors of Science and Communication at the University of Phoenix. In the throes of housekeeping, potty-training, and carpooling, Adrienne discovered that she could find time to accomplish her goals—often in the quiet hours after the children were in bed. Since her graduation in 2012, those quiet moments have been used to fulfill a life-long dream of becoming a writer. Visit Adrienne at www.adriennequintana.com.
Rafe Kelly never thought he’d fall in love with Claire Michaels, the hostage negotiator sent to get him out of a life or death situation. Though it was easy to see from the beginning that Claire was good at her profession, Rafe quickly realized she was even better for him personally―and that they might have a future together.
When they get back from their mission in Afghanistan, however, Claire goes back to the Hostage Negotiation Team and Rafe is left to deal with the huge hole in his life after leaving the SEALs. Trying to balance an uncertain future with a new relationship is made even more complicated when a family crisis strikes. Will Rafe and Claire be able to turn to each other for strength or are they over before they’ve really begun?
Julie Coulter Bellon is married with eight children and eleven published books. She loves to travel and her favorite cities she’s visited so far are probably Athens, Paris, Ottawa, and London. She would love to visit Hawaii, Australia, Ireland, and Scotland someday. She loves to read, write, teach, watch Castle, Hawaii Five-O, and eat Canadian chocolate. Not necessarily in that order.
Read more about Julie and her books at www.juliecoulterbellon.com.
They thought the war was over when the immortal dragons fell.
They were wrong.
When young elemental Mystics Wyan and Lor hear that a Fire Master is being sold at an Okoru death auction, they wait for the perfect moment to save him—he’s the only one who can truly mentor Lor in her element. But things go wrong when a young Phoenix boy tries to free himself from the guards and Wyan steps in to help. That one compassionate act changes their lives forever.
They must now decide whether to track the Fire Master back to the impenetrable Mystic prison, risking their entire family in the process, or to forget their ancient heritage and remain in hiding. It’s a journey of danger and discovery for Wyan and Lor as they fight the elements, their family, and even each other in their quest for freedom.
Pendragon was first given her nickname as a black-belt martial artist in Haidong Gumdo and Shaolin Kung Fu. She has an obsession with swords and other Chinese weaponry, which have a tendency to sneak into her writing.
On the softer side, Pendragon has played the violin and viola since she was three. She also plays the harp during the holidays for her local church organization, and makes hand-sewn books to sell on the side. Between all the things she loves to do and raising her boys, she leads a magical life. Find out more about Pendragon Inman and the other titles in this series at www.pendragoninman.com.
There is a law irrevocably decreed in the state of Alabama that you must choose a team. You’re either an Auburn fan or an Alabama Fan. There is no fence sitting or waffling. It’s one or the other. However, it doesn’t mean that you can’t fall in love with someone from the opposing side. They even have a name for it… House Divided.
Ellie Eaton and Brady Jackson were just such a couple, but unfortunately they were separated by more than just their loyalty to a university. Against the odds and against the rules, Ellie and Brady dove right into the forbidden current of friendship and then love. Their sweet, innocent romance was one for the storybooks, but old rules and family prejudices ultimately tore them apart, just as they were each ready to depart to their beloved universities, Ellie to Auburn and Brady to Alabama. But years later, when near tragedy strikes, they’re brought together again and given a second chance at love, this time with help from some very unlikely sources.
Jennifer Peel: I’m a fifth generation Colorado native who currently calls Alabama home. I’m the mother of three amazing children who have grown up way too fast. I enjoy the mountains, vacations at the beach, date night with my husband, late night talks with my kiddos, touring model homes, and pink bubblegum ice cream.
There’s no way Taryn’s taking Blake’s place as president of the student body. As soon as the memorial for him and six of their friends is over, she’s resigning as VP. Really.
Except people say the fire was no accident.
(She say it’s way too easy to blame someone who’s dead.)
When Taryn reads the writing on the wall, literally, the bathroom wall, she knows what it means. To get to the truth she has to come out from under her paisley comforter.
But, seriously, what stage of grief says Taryn has to be the one to fix what’s wrong at Ideal High? Maybe she’s the one who’s broken.
Valerie Ipson loves her awesome family, and reading, writing, family history, and Hershey Milk Chocolate Almond & Toffee Nuggets.
She lives in Mesa, Arizona, and Ideal High is her debut novel. Get to know Valerie at her blog, Of Writerly Things, at www.valerieipson.blogspot.com.
Der Futur Husbun,
At her father’s urging, Sophie started writing letters to her future husband when she was a little girl—though at first they were more like hate mail than love letters. But as she grew older and the boys at school started looking cuter, her letters became something more.
By the time Sophie’s in college and traveling through Italy, she’s sure she’s found the perfect man to give all her letters to. But life and love don’t always end up going as planned.
Sometimes the man of your dreams isn’t the person you thought he’d be—sometimes he’s even better.
Lisa McKendrick has been actively writing for many years and continues to hone her craft as a writer by attending SCBWI conferences in Florida. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a master’s degree in English, and has published three books in the LDS market.
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