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High school senior Rhiannon Lynne couldn’t get noticed even if she walked stark naked into the cafeteria and started playing the banjo. While tap dancing. As if that weren’t strange enough, Rhi has synesthesia—she feels in color. It takes being almost drowned by a Celtic river goddess for her to discover she’s been bound by a spell that has hidden her from the world and her own mysterious heritage.
As Rhi starts to see that her colors belong to magic, she finds herself at the center of a conflict between gods, humans, and the lost world of Avalon. She’ll need to figure things out fast if she wants to be a player in the coming conflict and not a pawn. Each side has a claim on her loyalty, but each one could decide she’s the real threat.
Hopelessly attracted to a god of thunder; deeply connected to a boy with no memory of his past; irresistibly drawn to a creature with a taste for flesh—Rhi’s choices could decide the fate of worlds, but their choices could decide hers.
Heather Hamilton-Senter grew up in a family where books of myth and legend were used to teach the ABCs and Irish uncles still believed in fairies. Raised with tall tales, she has always told stories too- first as an actor and singer, then as a photographer, and now as a writer. The next novel in The Sword of Elements series is due out soon.
Heather lives in rural Ontario, Canada happily raising three children ranging in age from 6 to 18 with her biggest fan, her husband Steve. You can learn more about her at www.heatherhamiltonsenter.com.
In the unforgiving Mesopotamian desert where Jayden’s tribe lives, betrothal celebrations abound, and tonight it is Jayden’s turn to be honored. But while this union with Horeb, the son of her tribe’s leader, will bring a life of riches and restore her family’s position within the tribe, it will come at the price of Jayden’s heart.
Then a shadowy boy from the Southern Lands appears. Handsome and mysterious, Kadesh fills Jayden’s heart with a passion she never knew possible. But with Horeb’s increasingly violent threats haunting Jayden’s every move, she knows she must find a way to escape—or die trying.
With a forbidden romance blossoming in her heart and her family’s survival on the line, Jayden must finish the deadly journey to save the ones she loves—and find true love for herself.
Kimberley Griffiths Little was born in San Francisco, but now lives in New Mexico with her husband and three sons in a solar adobe home on the banks of the Rio Grande. Her award-winning writing has been praised as “fast-paced and dramatic,” with “characters painted in memorable detail” and “beautifully realized settings.”
Kimberley adores anything old and musty with a secret story to tell and makes way too many cookies while writing.
She’s stayed in the haunted tower room at Borthwick Castle in Scotland; held baby gators in the bayous/swamps of Louisiana, sailed the Seine in Paris; ridden a camel in Petra, Jordan; shopped the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul; and spent the night in an old Communist hotel in Bulgaria. Visit Kimberley at www.kimberleygriffithslittle.com.
As a suspect in Senator DeMarco’s murder, Sophia Naziri worked hard to bring the true killer to justice and prove her innocence. But she pays a high personal price trying to clear her name when she’s held hostage and nearly killed—and Sophia can’t put it behind her just yet.
Matters get even more complicated when classified information regarding the murder is leaked. Sophia is besieged by the press and trapped even further by the memories that won’t let her move on. In order to escape the situation, Sophia heads to a secluded cabin with Detective Colby Black so they can lay low and figure out who the leak is. But can Sophia find the peace she craves? Or will the circumstances that brought her and Colby together now drive them apart?
BONUS: Winner of From the Ashes also wins an ebook copy of Ashes Ashes, the full length novel and the beginning of Sophia and Colby’s story.
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.
Eight-year-old Lily loves animals, but can’t have a pet because of her Mom’s allergies. When Lily and her older brother rescue a stray dog, can they find a way to keep him?
Lucky Midas is an easy chapter book with pictures for kids ages 6-8. There are ten chapters and several colorful illustrations in this kids book for kindle. Children who like kids books about pets will enjoy reading about a brother and sister as they rescue a stray dog. It appeals to readers of girl books and boy books alike. The sentences are short and the vocabulary appropriate for children in first through third grade.
Kate Palmer is the mother of six, learning to live in the country surrounded by in-laws. She’s been married to the amazing Nate Palmer for 17 years; he is teaching her how to be a farm girl. In her spare time, she likes to write.
Kate was first published in a Christmas anthology in 2011, and her first full-length novel, The Guy Next Door, was published in 2012. Lucky Midas is her first picture book.
See more of Kate at: www.katrinapalmer.com.
Surviving the winter may cost Lily her heart…
Lovely Lily Branson, newly arrived from England, learns that her wayward father has lost his Wyoming Territory cattle ranch in a card game to the intense, hardworking Jack Sinclair, foreman on a nearby ranch.
When a series of deadly winter storms sets in, Lily and Jack must work together to save the cattle and stay alive. There might be time to heal some wounds and mend some hearts. The historic setting is the terrible winter of 1886-1887, known a century ago as “The Big Die-Off.”
Carla Kelly is a veteran of the New York and international publishing world. Carla is best known for her Regency Romances, those novels of manner and wit, made popular more than two centuries ago by Jane Austen. Carla has made certain types of Regencies her own, particularly novels and stories about people who are not lords and ladies. Many of them are hard-working and hard-fighting members of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines in the Channel Fleet, and the British Army on the Spanish Peninsula.
Recently, Carla has been writing novels exploring her Mormon background, in particular the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Each novel centers around historical events in the Mormon experience, from life on a Wyoming ranch, to Utah coal mines, to the Mormon exodus from Mexico because of revolution.
In her free time, Carla likes to flop on her $35 couch and read crime fiction, and what history interests her at the time. She lives in Idaho Falls, Idaho, with her husband, Martin, a retired professor of academic theatre. The Kellys have five children and grandchildren. Read more about her at www.carlakellyauthor.com.
Small-town Sophia Spencer can’t believe her luck when an unexpected inheritance sweeps her up into the glittering London social scene.
With more invitations to balls, parties, and country drives than she can keep up with, Sophia is soon lost in the swirl of dresses and dances, friendships, and flirtations.
Her happiness however comes to an abrupt halt the moment she’s caught napping in a grumpy gentleman’s bedroom—and forced into an engagement to protect her reputation!
Paula Kremser focused on a career in science for a few years after graduating from Brigham Young University. Several years later when she moved with her young family to England, Paula seized the opportunity to focus on her love of the Regency Era. The enchantment of the aristocracy and the fascinating stories from every stately home she visits have been both research and inspiration for her first novel. Paula lives with her husband and four children in a charming village nestled in the Chiltern hills in Buckinghamshire.
Visit Paula at www.paulakremser.com.
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