The Black Wolf (The Wolf Duology Book 1)- Brooke Elizabeth

Kasen Gray has been followed for most of his life by a wolf that no one else can see. After realizing that no one believed him and being told it's all in his head, he found it was best to keep the secret to himself and call his strange behavior a mental illness instead.

Kasen is now seventeen, and the secret is becoming too dark and heavy to keep hidden, and his best friend Juniper has taken notice of his constant state of exhaustion and fear. He can't keep the wolf under control for much longer, and with Juniper getting closer, the wolf is becoming unexpectedly violent. The only thing worse than it lashing out at him is it lashing out at his best friend who he's falling in love with.

The wolf is changing. That much Kasen knows.

But at this point, he isn't sure if he can keep Juniper and himself alive.

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[Book Tour] Sweet Bliss – Jennifer Bardsley

Welcome to Harper Landing, a small town filled with people who believe in happy endings.

Left raising his newly orphaned nephew after a tragic accident, Aaron Baxter fears he’s not cut out to be a single dad. But to give baby Jack the life he deserves—and to find a peaceful refuge for himself—Aaron moves to the idyllic Pacific Northwest town of Harper Landing.

Julia Harper, descendant of the town’s founder and successful frozen yogurt shop owner, is mostly resigned to her role as the often-overlooked girl next door. But when the town newcomer, Aaron, reaches out for help with Jack, she finds herself yearning to take part in a sweet love story of her own.

To Aaron, the grace Julia extends is a balm for his aching heart and the guilt he feels over his sister’s death. To Julia, Aaron’s adoration is the key to finally realizing her own worth. With a baby in the middle, can these two hurting souls find completeness in each other?

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Elemental Trial (Paranormal Outcasts Book 2) – Sean Fletcher

Becoming paranormal queen will be a trial by fire…

I’ve found the elemental throne. Beat the Pack and Deathless at their own deadly game. Embraced my destiny as a paranormal queen.

That should have been the end of it, right?

Wrong. So, so wrong.

I’ve barely sat down on my cold new throne before I discover another plot to overthrow my rightful place and threaten the Outcasts. To prove myself (again) I’ll have to survive an ancient trial through the Dying Lands—a lost paranormal world hidden amongst ours, filled to the brim with magic and dangerous secrets. 

Worse, Jasper is one of my opponents, forced to compete for the Deathless under the blood oath neither of us can break.

It’s official: fate hates me.

Along with my traitorous former-best friend, I’ll take on the trial to prove I’m the real deal, and not even a growing evil in the Dying Lands will stop me. Danger or not, heartbreak or not, I’ll do whatever it takes to keep Jasper and the Outcasts safe.

Even if it means giving up the things I love most.

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Dragon Master (Rise of the Dragon Master Book 3) – Stephany Wallace

My connection to the Dragons runs deeper than I imagined…

The more time I spend in this world, the more I realize this is where I belong. The need to become an Elevated Warrior, and prove that I deserve to stand next to their princess rules my days, but there’s something emerging within me…

A force brings me closer to the Dragons than it does our people, merging our thoughts and emotions until it’s hard to differentiate between us. To make matters worse, the Warlock King’s dark magic captures me during an ill-fated encounter, demonstrating his supremacy, and setting off a power in me I didn’t even know I possessed.

When Lachlan confronts me, things get out of hand. He’s fighting to reclaim his place among the warriors and the princess’ eyes, yet he never expected I would stand in his way. And I can see right through him. What he truly wants is Evie. Unfortunately, his challenge causes the power whirling inside me to take over, accidentally putting everyone at risk, and leaving me to wonder…

Can I control these abilities and be the man Caelisium and Evie need me to be? Or are they better off without me?

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Being Remade (Ruling Magic Book 2) – Lissa Bolts

So the entire mage world is looking for me. Who cares? 

I’m not going back. 

I’ve finally tasted freedom, and even though I hate that I accidentally left my sort-of-boyfriend behind, there’s no way I’m giving this up.

Not yet. 

I’ve got things to do here. If I’m going to change the world, I’ll need to see it first. Preferably before Mother reduces everything to dust, waging her deadly war.

So, I’m blending in. Learning what it takes to be a regular mage. Pretending I’m not the missing Heir plastered all over the news.

The only problem is, keeping my Ruling Powers hidden is proving tougher than I thought. The other mages? They’re starting to notice I’m different.

Sooner or later, they’re going to figure me out. And while not everyone looking for me wants me dead, one thing is clear. If I don’t see this mission through...

It’s game over. For all of us.

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Death Kiss – Naomi E. Lloyd

Death Kiss is an adult, dark fantasy, romance novel which draws you into a world of magic, deception, seductive twists, and desire.

Will it be your turn to die today? A witch’s kiss may hold the answer.

Set in a dark vision of the near future, the world lives under the control of a violent group of mercenaries called ‘scrapers’ who are culling the population like animals to ‘save’ the planet.

Innocent people are being murdered every day at random, and each attack is more brutal and more unpredictable than the next.

There is nothing anybody can do to stop them.

Except…

The girl with the death kiss. 

One kiss from Silver and you are shown exactly when, where and how you will die.

But her gift is her curse as she is held captive by three identical triplet brothers who abuse her gift to survive.

Silver believes slavery is preferable to death and as long as she’s saving people with her kiss, she can endure, but little does she know her kiss holds a much darker agenda.

*This book is intended for readers 18+ as it features dark themes that may be upsetting or triggering for some readers.*

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[Book Tour] Love and Other Moods – Crystal Z. Lee

Love and Other Moods is a coming-of-age story set in contemporary China, about falling in love, learning to adult, finding strength, and discovering one’s place in the world.

Naomi Kita-Fan uproots her life from New York to China when her fiancé’s company transfers him to Shanghai. After a disastrous turn of events, Naomi finds herself with no job, no boyfriend, and nowhere to live in a foreign country.

Amidst the backdrop of Shanghai welcoming millions of workers and visitors to the 2010 World Expo, we meet a tapestry of characters through Naomi: Joss Kong, a Shanghai socialite who leads an enviable life, but must harbor the secrets of her husband, Tay Kai Tang. Logan Hayden, a womanizing restaurateur looking for love in all the wrong places. Pan Jinsung and Ouyang Zhangjie, a silver-aged couple struggling with adapting to the ever-changing faces of their city. Dante Ouyang, who had just returned to China after spending years overseas, must choose between being filial and being in love. All their dreams and aspirations interweave within the sprawling web of Shanghai.

This multilayered novel explores a kaleidoscope of shifting relationships——familial friction, amorous entanglements, volatile friendships——in one of the most dynamic metropolises of the twenty-first century.

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A Trial of Sorcerers – Elise Kova

Ice is in her blood.

Eighteen-year-old Waterrunner Eira Landan lives her life in the shadows — the shadow of her older brother, of her magic’s whispers, and of the person she accidentally killed. She’s the most unwanted apprentice in the Tower of Sorcerers until the day she decides to step out and compete for a spot in the Tournament of Five Kingdoms.

Pitted against the best sorcerers in the Empire, Eira fights to be one of four champions. Excelling in the trials has its rewards. She’s invited to the royal court with the “Prince of the Tower,” discovers her rare talent for forbidden magic, and at midnight, Eira secretly meets with a handsome elfin ambassador.

But, Eira soon learns, no reward is without risk. As she comes into the spotlight, so too do the skeletons of a past she hadn’t even realized was haunting her.

Eira went into the trials ready for a fight. Ready to win. She wasn’t ready for what it would cost her. No one expected the candidates might not make it out with their lives.

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The Counterbalance (Ruling Magic Book 1) – Lissa Bolts

Mother can’t kill me. Not that she hasn’t tried.

I’m the heir to a modern-day magical dynasty, daughter of the most powerful mage in existence. From day one, Mother made it apparent that she never wanted me—never wanted an heir at all.

That’s why she’s forced me into the shadows, where I remain invisible. Nobody even knows what I truly look like. Locked away, I dream of ordinary things. You know. Friends. A boyfriend. A purpose for my existence… 

But I’ve got secrets too. Things she can’t find out. 

For years, I’ve watched her scheme to expand her grip on the mage world. Like a snake, she waits for the right moment to strike. If she succeeds, there will be deadly consequences.

As my powers grow, I think Mother and I have both come to the same conclusion. 

I might be the only thing that stands in her way.

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An Heir Comes To Rise – C.C. Peñaranda

In a clash of steel, a mortal body may fall. But in a clash of dreams, a powerful heir may rise.

A SWORD…

In the impoverished outer town of a kingdom where fae outrank humans, Faythe, an orphan with a talent for swordplay, knows the importance of keeping her head down around the fae patrol. She and best friend Jakon long for a better life, and her desire to swing her sword in combat may bring the purpose and coin she’s yearned for. 

A DREAM…

When she draws the attention of royal guard Nik, she soon learns that her mortal nature isn’t the only reason to remain out of sight. Nik is a Nightwalker, a silent assassin of the mind with the power to enter others’ dreams, and whether she trusts him or not, he’s about to awaken abilities in Faythe that shouldn’t exist in a human. Nightmarish abilities. Deadly abilities. Abilities that will teach Faythe blood really does run thicker than water…and if she doesn’t trust in higher powers soon, blood will run indeed.

AN HEIR…

For this is no battle Faythe can fight with steel. Within the city walls, suspicions are arising, and here in the outer town she has deeper bonds to protect. It seems everyone will die with a dark secret to tell, but what if one unlikely human girl was born harboring the darkest secret of all…?

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Lia Fail – Stone of Destiny (The Four Keys Book 3) – J.C. Lucas

A relentless evil. An impossible choice.

“Despite all the heartache, the injuries, the terror and the unknown, you forge ahead without hesitating. This is why you were meant to find the Keys.”

Andie expected everything to be the same when she and her team returned home from finding the second Key, but she didn’t realize she’d find herself in a nest of loss and unexplainable connections.

Now her world is crumbling. She must learn to be a leader and navigate the magical world without her best friends. Where everyone wants something from her—and an unbreakable bond shakes her to the core.

Time is running short and an army of darkness gathers, preparing to destroy the Fae and perhaps, even the human world.

Little does she know there is another player behind the scenes. An old evil is rising up, more powerful than anyone can imagine, and Andie is called to take up a path she had never thought possible, and that she never wanted…

PLEASE NOTE: This is book three in The Four Key series and is best read after books one and two. This is not a standalone novel.

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