The Ritual by Ryan Pitterle

The Ritual was a boy’s right of passage and his sacred responsibility. At seventeen, he was expected to travel into the mountains where lost souls waited for redemption. He would be joined with a spirit and the two would begin a journey to achieve peaceful co-existence. Corvan’s secret forbade him from the Ritual, but he refused to let that stop him. As he prepared to meet his symbiont, he knew something was terribly wrong. The ensuing journey would last him a lifetime and require of him things he wasn’t willing to do… yet.The world Corvan lives in has stagnated for thousands of years. God has left, leaving only a brief set of instructions. The only authorities are kings and the Church and each keeps the other in power. Peace is short-lived and prosperity is for the few. But there are secrets that could change everything if there was someone willing to reveal them. This story is only the beginning.

Author: Ryan Pitterle

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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In and Out by Kenneth Buff

Melvin never wanted anything but to be left alone. His loved ones gone, his career now over, he’s satisfied enough living a quiet life in a small mountain town. That is until a mysterious package arrives on his doorstep, one containing a device that can take anything it’s pointed at in and out of existence.Now Melvin’s life is more complicated than it’s ever been. Now he must decide what to do with this thing that could change the face of his town—and maybe even the world.

Author: Kenneth Buff

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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A Highland Ghost for Christmas (Gambling Ghosts Series Book 1) by Jo-Ann Carson

Jilted by her fiancé, librarian Maddy Jacobson is nursing a broken heart, when her best friend gives her an early Christmas present. Intended to be a fun, psychic reading in a spooky, tea house, the gift turns out to be life changing. Maddy becomes haunted by a mischievous, Highland ghost.Ruggedly handsome, Cullen Macfie, the Highlander, has been dead for over three centuries, and never in all those years has he been so attracted to a woman, as he is to Maddy. He falls hopelessly in love and decides to woo her.Can there be a future for a librarian and a naughty, Highland ghost? A Highland Ghost for Christmas is a sweet, romantic comedy guaranteed to warm the cockles of your heart, make you laugh out loud and leave you craving a man in a kilt … and shortbread, of course.

Author: Jo-Ann Carson

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
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Grover’s Creek: A Christmas Fantasy by Bobby Underwood

Grover’s Creek is a wonderfully nostalgic and unabashedly sentimental Christmas fantasy. Filled with Americana and imbued with the longing most of us feel for a better time in our shared history, there is something universal in Nick’s story of disillusionment with the present woes of the world. Searching for something more than his life as a crime photographer for a major paper in a metropolitan city has given him, what he finds can only be described as a Christmas miracle. A town steeped in the past, no longer on any map, and barely remembered, may hold the key to his future if he can find the faith and courage to accept what most would find beyond belief. Gentle and old-fashioned, Grover’s Creek is a story of love and miracles, for those who still believe both are possible.

Author: Bobby Underwood

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Bind Not the Heart: A Windflower Saga Novella by Aleksandra Layland

We met Sister Ermentrude in “Of Wisdom and Valor: The Art of War. The Path of Peace.” (Part II of The Windflower Saga) and learned about her twin brother’s death at the hands of pirates. But what forces and circumstances brought their family and the Ansgar family together? What led both Ermen and Ermentrude to follow a path of service? Who were these educators who raised Keridwen and Leofric from childhood with all the love of a mother and father? And where did Ermentrude’s path take her in later years? In a heartwarming tale which weaves the early lives of several characters together, including Keridwen’s parents Lady Anwen and Duke Bogumil, and introduces new characters who influenced the lives of these twin siblings, we learn more about this woman who was just as comfortable as a provincial governor in southern Kimbria as she was being the teacher in a small, rural school in a remote kingdom far from her homeland.

Author: Aleksandra Layland

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Rebel Preview (Volume Book 1) by Regan Claire

This book is a compilation of chapters from the authors who make up The Rebel Writers. The excerpts are NOT full-length novels and are only intended to provide samples of multiple stories to expose you to new works. Included are contemporary romance, fantasy, science fiction, dystopian and paranormal stories.

Regan Claire – Gathering Water
Della was handed a slim folder the day she turned eighteen. Inside it was the name of her mother and the identity of a family that never tried to pull her from the foster system she hates. When Della moves across the country to claim the only pieces of her mother that still remain, she finds herself pulled into an unimaginable world —one on the brink of war — and it takes everything Della has not to drown in a destiny she didn’t choose. Can she move past her anger and pain to save the people she’s come to love, or will her enemies strike before Della has the chance to become the only weapon capable of destroying them?

Theresa Kay – Dark Expanse
In a world of military space stations, planetary jumps and alien offensives, nineteen-year-old Eva Braebel’s life has never been easy. She’s small. She’s female. And she earned the ire of a powerful General at a young age. With hard work and the support of her friends, she achieves more than she ever dreamed possible: A position as flight squadron leader and the man who she loves by her side. Eva just got everything she’s ever wanted, but how long can she keep it?

Caylie Marcoe – Choose Us
Riley Logan and Travis Grayson have been best friends for fifteen years. Riley never imagined that working as Travis’s personal assistant would land her the job of undercover spy on a televised dating show meant to find him love. Travis forced her into it and now the last girl she expected is the one she wants him to choose – her.

Stormy Smith – Bound by Duty
Amelia Bradbury is the last living Elder. She has power she can’t control and has been forced to hide, while a prophecy dictates her fate even as she fights for a normal life. She faces a betrothal she can’t stop and, on top of it all, she’s lost her heart to a human. When the whole truth comes to light, will Amelia choose her duty or her heart?

Elizabeth Tuttle – Spark of Light
Nearly a century ago the world was decimated by a magical war. In their defeat, elves were captured by humans, cut off from their magic, and broken down into lifeless, drone-like slaves. Avery is different. Never completely broken, she must pretend in order to survive. But when love sparks the light inside Avery, her magic blooms to full force. It’s only once she is ripped away from this love that Avery finds herself at The Farm, facing truths she never expected and the possibility that she could be the spark her people need to reignite.

Kat Nichols – Family Secrets

Sophia Morganthal is an orphan that not only found herself flung halfway across the country to live with relatives she never knew existed, but that those relatives came from a long line of witches that require her to be initiated into their coven within the year to prevent a battle for leadership. As Sophia learns more about herself, and what being initiated into Blackthorne coven really means, she must answer the ultimate question – would she give up everything for her family?

Author: Regan Claire

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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