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The Part That Doesn't Burn by Sam Poling

In an overpopulated city-state where technology and magic are forbidden by the corrupt church, young witch, Mirabel Fairfax, plots the creation of a deadly plague to cull the burdensome rabble. That is, until she falls in love with the very alchemist she has been deceiving. Now, with soul-hungry geists flooding the city, the church scrambling for their prey, and her own mind at war with itself, Mirabel must decide what she's fighting for before she loses everything to the evils of Autumnfall.

Magic Eyes by David J. Haberman

After his parents divorced, Ezra moved with his mother back to Altamira. He spent the summer days exploring town like a normal kid. Nights were a different story as his vivid dreams began turning dark and violent. He tried to stay awake some nights to avoid nightmares, but ended up feeling exhausted and miserable the next day. His mother took him to a counselor. Although he felt better after the sessions, his dreams continued to get worse. When characters from his dreams began appearing in broad daylight, Ezra thought he was losing his mind.

Starwatcher by David Rice

“The stars are cold and blind ‘til we warm them with our need and sing of what they see.”
From The Song of the Starwatchers

Muren, the stubborn and impulsive son of the King’s Starwatcher, turns to the reticent elves of Longwood for guidance concerning personal and kingdom spanning tragedies. Through the loss of everything he loves, Muren finds himself the reluctant father of a forbidden child, and the centre of a conflict that threatens to decimate a world he is ill equipped to save.

The sequel, Sparkweaver, is scheduled for publication in the summer of 2017.

The Dizzy-Go-Round by David J. Haberman

Rachel could always see into the other place. She liked comparing the activities of people who appeared in both worlds. Her abilities were strongest in the playground near the river. When she rode the dizzy-go-round, the other world filled with wonderful colors. Feeling alone in her abilities, Rachel tried to teach her friends how to see. After a family tragedy, Rachel’s world turned upside down. When Rachel had to make the most difficult decision in her life, she turned to her friends to come to the rescue.

Spirit of the Northwoods by Auria Jourdain

Struggling to settle into their new school, junior Shannon Colfax finds herself entangled in a feud with popular football jock Brent Duray after he bullies her autistic twin brother, Shane. When an unlikely savior comes to her rescue—Brent’s friend, Cody Williams—the jock and his entourage devise an immediate retaliation plan: Duray promises to leave Shane alone if Shannon and Cody survive the infamous Paulding Light Challenge to spend the night in a haunted forest on Halloween night. Desperate for vindication, they take the dare... but are the local legends truly paranormal, or are they dealing with something more sinister?

The Civil War by Sean Austin

From the moment his parents died in a freak accident, Jon began growing up far faster than he should have.

Rescued from an orphanage and given a good home, in time he learned that opening up to let others into the protective shell he had created for himself became easier. Even the rare opportunity for love became possible.

By the time the Civil War broke out, he had grown into a teenager. Too young to enlist and yet desperate to do his part, he lied about his age and joined the Flying Corps.

Through luck and the help of his newly found friends, he completed his training and found himself on the front line. What he discovered there were the harsh realities of war. In the fast paced and ferocious battles that took place he soon learned the hard truth that not everyone could go home.

The Witch’s Brother by Amy Austin Taggart

Marchioness Ellie Leggit has just lost her brother and his wife, her best friend, and is asked to raise their son, a future duke. While she deals with her grief and instant motherhood, her friends circle around her to give her support. But, the forces which led to the murders are still at work, and soon she comes to realize that her life and that of her nephew are not safe. Will it be a lost love returning that will save her? Can she unravel the potion which killed her brother before someone else dies? Why does the current queen hold her in such contempt? Time is quickly running out, and Ellie begins to question who she can trust.

The Inner Critic Advantage: Making Peace with the Noise in Your Head by Andrea Patten

Everyone's got an Inner Critic. (Here in NaNo-land lots of us refer to it as The Inner Editor.) Whatever you call it, “that voice” is unkind. And, most conventional wisdom about how to manage it is just plain wrong. If you’ve tried to “kill it off” or “shut it up” you already know: it comes back, and it's stronger than ever. But it’s there for a reason, and it loves you. A lot. This book can help you decipher hidden messages from the inner editor, stop fighting it, and finish your book!

And Then Came Lili by Jilly Richman

In her second novel, Jilly Richman spins another loving, amusing tale. This time she writes about the loss of her first poodle and how she somehow finds her way to Lili, the polar opposite of her first dog. Can she raise a puppy while struggling with her health? Diagnosed with chronic fibromyalgia and multiple sclerosis by the time she was in her mid thirties, the life that Richman once recognized would be turned upside down and shaken like a wet dog. Having to make life-altering decisions would prove to be the easy part...

The Poisoned City and Other Stories by Katrina S. Forest

A robotic doll holds the cure for a dying city. A mother sells her body piece by piece to support her child. And an obscure language expert learns to communicate with a long-forgotten colony. Explore these worlds and more in this eight-story collection.

Burnout by Alex Barnett

Lydia St. John and Ava Velasquez are just trying to survive in the aftermath of the apocalypse. So far, they’ve managed thanks to the leadership of Lydia’s grandfather, but safety is only ever temporary in this new world. When two strangers show up outside their barricade, pursued by a horde of the terrifying creatures Lydia’s neighbors have become, she realizes just how temporary. Fortunately, Lydia is better prepared than most to defend the people she has left. And her secret could save them all. Mixing elements of sci-fi and zombie fiction, Burnout is an action-packed ride from start to finish!

City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong

Imagine a secret town, isolated in the Yukon wilderness, deliberately cut off from the world, where everyone is pretending to be someone they’re not. Even good people can get up to some very bad stuff. Homicide detective Casey Duncan once killed a man and got away with it. But that’s not why she’s on the run. Her best friend Diana’s ex has found her again, and Diana has decided the only place she’ll ever be safe is a mythical town that hides people like her. The town agrees to take Diana, but only if Casey comes along.

Travel Glasses (The Call to Search Everywhen, #1) by Chess Desalls

Calla Winston falls into a world of worlds after meeting Valcas, a time traveler who adventures through time and space with an altered pair of sunglasses. He offers his further protection in exchange for a promise. After learning that his search for her was no mere coincidence, she tracks down the inventor of the Travel Glasses in hopes of discovering more about Valcas’ past and motivations. With Valcas hot on her trail, Calla hopes to find what she’s looking for before he catches up.

Darkness Concealed by D. Emery Bunn

50 years ago, the dawn did not come. Again. Everyone in Telthan knew it would happen. Monsters roamed the land, killing virtually everyone in their path, laying waste to anything in their way. Only a precious few survived to rebuild the wreckage of civilization, just like last time. No one questions the Darkening. Not even the children.
That is, until four strangers set off in search of answers, braving a forbidden city, a forgotten library, and foreboding mountains for the truth that has to exist. But the past does not give up its secrets easily, and the truth is far darker than the blackest night.

Sahmara by Jean Davis

Deep in the enemy land of Atheria, one young woman escapes her captors only to find herself alone, unarmed, and starving. Torn from her life of privilege and the arms of her ma’hasi lover, Sahmara is unfit for life on the run. The well-being of her family is unknown, and if Zane isn’t dead, he is a slave. No one is coming to save her. Desperate, Sahmara prays for help. She does not expect her prayer to be answered by an ancient woman with a thirst for blood or that her plea might enable her to save her entire country.

Al-Kabar by Lee French

Joan of Arc meets Arabian Nights in this sword & sorcery tale. Destruction and despair lead Fakhira, a simple peasant, to take up the mantle of Champion. Will she find the courage to challenge the corruption and tyranny of her homeland and to lead men thirsty for freedom? Or will the desert fires consume her and crack her bones?