The North Pole Challenge (Flea’s Five Christmases Book 1) by Kevin George

**WINNER OF THE BEST UNPUBLISHED NOVEL IN THE 2010 NEW YORK BOOK FESTIVAL**

Flea has always been different from other students in school. He’s not smart or athletic, he’s shorter than kids five years younger than him and his facial features are so pointy that everyone avoids him. His foster mother constantly warns him to avoid attention, though Flea has no idea who’s after them. But Flea has recently discovered several abilities that change his life forever: snowy weather follows him wherever he goes, he stops snowballs in mid-flight and he builds anything in shop class in the matter of minutes despite his lack of training. An appearance on The Great Build-Off – a popular construction game show – leads him to a magical place he thought existed only in Christmas stories.

At the North Pole, Flea feels even more like an outsider. In fact, this storybook village reminds him of every school he’d ever attended, complete with overachievers and underachievers, popular elves and outcasts, even elves who aren’t afraid to march to their own beat. But during his training to become a proper builder elf, he discovers that the North Pole has an arch-nemesis bent on invading the elfish lands and ending Christmas forever. With a war looming against the South Pole, Flea’s sudden appearance at the North Pole is no coincidence, as he questions his role in the fate of the world’s greatest holiday.

“The North Pole Challenge” is not your typical Christmas story. Everyone knows about Santa Claus, his elves and the North Pole but this book provides a fresh outlook on the old familiar tales. Imagine Santa Claus as a reclusive loner, Rudolph as a narcissistic whiner, the elves as cruel party animals. And no great story would be complete without an enemy of epic proportions, another familiar Christmas name with a wicked past never before told…

Until now…

“The Rudolph Challenge – Flea’s Second Christmas” and “The Jack Frost Challenge – Flea’s Third Christmas” out now

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FLEA’S FIVE CHRISTMASES
BOOK ONE – THE NORTH POLE CHALLENGE
BOOK TWO – THE RUDOLPH CHALLENGE
BOOK THREE – THE JACK FROST CHALLENGE
BOOK FOUR – THE FROSTIE CHALLENGE
BOOK FIVE (THE FINAL BOOK) – THE SOUTH POLE CHALLENGE

COMET CLEMENT SERIES
BOOK ONE – THE INNER CIRCLE
BOOK TWO – INTERCEPTION
BOOK THREE – THE NEW SPACE RACE
BOOK FOUR – THE THREE ARKS
BOOK FIVE – EVACUATION EARTH
BOOK SIX – FINAL DAYS
BOOK SEVEN – IMPACT
BOOK EIGHT – UNINVITED
BOOK NINE – TAKEOVER
BOOK TEN – MISSION: SURVIVAL
BOOK ELEVEN – RELOCATION
BOOK TWELVE – A SECOND CHANCE

LIFE, INC. – If you could learn the exact moment of your death, would you? If you could see a deceased loved one for one more day – at the cost of one year of your life – would you? These are the answers Life, Inc. wants to know…

CRYO-MAN
SEASON ONE

KEEPER OF THE WATER SERIES
BOOK ONE – DRINKING LIFE
BOOK TWO – RECRUITS
BOOK THREE – THE WATER QUEENS

Author: Kevin George

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
91 reviews

Thrall: A Dark YA Urban Fantasy (Daughters Of Lilith Book 1) by Jennifer Quintenz

Praise for Thrall

“Before you even start this review, put down anything you are doing and go read Thrall. It’s AMAZING! BREATHTAKING! Engaging and smart, Thrall leaves you speechless!”
– Savannah, Books With Bite

“How do I even begin to put all the crazy, gushy, ramblings in my brain about this book onto paper?!? Where to even begin?….This book is a MUST read!”
– Hooked In A Book review on Amazon.com

“This was an amazing little gem of a book… It is everything you could want in a book: thrilling, exuberant, filled with myth and well drawn out characters, and a plot that keeps you guessing right to the very end. Unlike anything I’ve ever read before! I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for something different to read within the YA paranormal genre – or even the adult YA paranormal genre.”
– Margay Leah Justice review on Amazon.com

“I read this book months ago and the plot still sticks with me in its entirety. This book really should be made into a movie – the imagery and plot is all there waiting for the big screen and whoever plays Braedyn is going to explode into superstardom. In the meantime, would Jennifer Quintenz please, PLEASE write the sequel because this is a story that must continue!”
– Memrid, Amazon.com review

“This was a terrific read! After I finished this book (at 2:00 AM on a work night) I immediately went in search for more from this author. I hope to see more from her soon!”
– Wynnona, Amazon.com review

About Thrall

Welcome to Braedyn Murphy’s life. She’s a typical—if shy—sophomore navigating the slings and arrows of high school life with her two best friends, Royal and Cassie. Then a new boy, Lucas, moves into the house next door, and Braedyn finds herself falling in love for the first time.

But Braedyn’s normal life comes crashing down around her ears when she learns she’s a descendent of Lilith, the mother of all demons – and that she might play a critical role in an ancient war between the Sons of Adam and the Daughters of Lilith. Turns out the right answers aren’t always clear or easy. And as for “good” and “evil” – it all depends on how you choose to act.

Inspired by the ancient Mesopotamian myths of Lilith and her offspring, Thrall explores first love, strong friendships, and taking on adult responsibilities against the backdrop of powerful supernatural forces and life-and-death stakes.

About The Author

Originally from New Mexico (and still suffering from Hatch green chile withdrawal), Jenn includes Twentieth Television’s WICKED, WICKED GAMES and AMERICAN HEIRESS among her produced credits. Outside of TV, she created THE BOND OF SAINT MARCEL (a vampire comic book mini-series published by Archaia Studios Press), and co-wrote THE RED STAR graphic novels (with creator Christian Gossett from 2007 to 2009). She’s also the author of the award-winning DAUGHTERS OF LILITH paranormal thriller YA novels, and is currently realizing a life-long dream of growing actual real live avocados in her backyard. No guacamole yet–but she lives in hope.

Author: Jennifer Quintenz

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
147 reviews

Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know by Hamilton Wright Mabie

Skyros Publishing is dedicated to reproducing the finest books ever written and letting readers of all ages experience a classic for the first time or revisit a past favorite.Hamilton Wright Mabie was an American writer and editor. Mabie’s most famous work is his collection titled Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know.

Author: Hamilton Wright Mabie

Rating: Rating: 4.10 / 5
1079 reviews

Awakening by Tracy Higley

Critically Acclaimed Romantic Suspense NovelKallie Andreas is a mystery, even to herself.Seven years ago Kallie woke up in a New York City museum, injured and traumatized. Alone and unclaimed.Despite her shattered memories, she’s worked her way into a position as assistant curator in that very museum, and now she wants nothing more than to pursue funding for her project–assembling pieces from the ancient Minoans.But then the blackouts start. Lost time, stranded in terrifying danger, frantic visions that can’t be real. A threatening phone call may be nothing more than paranoia and madness. Or perhaps not.It’s time to start seeing her psychiatrist more often.Kallie’s doctor challenges her to keep a journal, but her writing morphs into something else… What begins as a romantic fairy tale becomes an allegory of a woman plunged into crisis in the ancient past, in the misty islands of Minoan Greece, home to myth and legend. When a mysterious billionaire invites Kallie to scour the black market with him for the most valuable of all Minoan treasures, the key to their lost language, Kallie can’t resist. Dimitri is wealthy, charming and good-looking, but she’s not interested–not in someone who’s clearly hiding secrets of his own.Together, the two embark on a global quest to find the Key, through some of the most exotic and beautiful locations in the world–unraveling the mystery and pursuing leads, all the while resisting romance in Italy, under the Santorini sun, and among the pyramids of Egypt.Meanwhile, Kallie’s memories are bleeding through and her journal has turned violent. She’s teetering on the verge of a breakthrough, but what devastating truth has she been suppressing?When a strange woman who clearly knows Kallie’s real identity tries to murder her, it’s clear that Kallie’s past and present worlds are colliding, in a deadly crisis that will finally reveal the shocking mystery of her past.But will the truth leave room for love? ********************************************************************************Click the Look Inside button above to read the first chapter… ********************************************************************************Romantic Suspense Novel Categories: > Romantic Suspense Adventure > Romantic Suspense HistoricalWith page-turning romantic suspense and evocative scenes set in exotic locales, Higley’s novels transport readers into a romantic adventure they won’t soon forget.

Author: Tracy Higley

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
279 reviews

BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON: RISE OF THE ARKANSAS WEREWOLVES by Jodi Vaughn

Hell on Wheels…
Werewolf Guardian, Damon Trahan lives by a Code: Protect the Pack with his life. Damon has experienced death and betrayal, now all he wants is the freedom of his Harley and the loyalty of the men he rides with, the only family he has left. Those are the things he knows and believes in. Love and the hurt that comes with it has no place in his world…Until he receives new orders: Rescue female werewolf, Ava Renfroe from a Pack of rogue wolves.
Hell on Heels…
Bartender Ava Renfroe is tired of Alpha males running her life. Being raised as the daughter of a Military General made her want independence more than air—and she has it! Until she’s kidnapped. Damon Trahan, her alpha male rescuer and bossy pain-in-the-ass, is exactly the kind of man she doesn’t want, but try telling that to her libido. His brooding good looks are panty-dropping hot. Too bad he’s bat-shit crazy and thinks he’s a werewolf. Worse, he claims she’s a werewolf too. But when Damon shifts in front of her, she begins to doubt everything she’s known to be true.
Hell to pay…
On the run from the rogues, Ava and Damon can’t ignore the red hot passion between them. But Damon knows it can’t last. Will he sacrifice everything he’s ever known to have the one thing he’s never meant to have? Or will the war between the Packs destroy them before love is given a chance?

Author: Jodi Vaughn

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
117 reviews

The Glass Wall by Madison Adler and Carmen Caine

What if humans were more powerful than they thought? What if an alien race had a reason to keep humanity entrenched in fear? And what if ancient beings that we’ve met before were still trying to protect us?And just what if the fate of Earth depended upon an average 17-year-old girl with a few secrets of her own?Would she discover that the power of love was truly the strongest of all?The adventure begins with the promise of romance in “The Glass Wall”, Book One:17-year-old Sydney’s only interest in life is flying under the radar.But destiny has other plans when the tall, handsome, formal, and unusual Rafael Channing moves into the neighborhood. Athletic and with killer looks, he wears black eyeliner like a magician and

Author: Madison Adler and Carmen Caine

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
106 reviews

Western: Relentless (Western, Western Books, Western Fiction, Historical, Historical Fiction, Western Books, Wild… by Klint Douglas

Western: Relentless

When John Barnes taught his daughter, Ellie, to ride, little did he know how she would take to the job of a cowgirl. Her love of the countryside around her home takes her to areas where she sees injustice and unfairness to the small Indian tribe whose land borders their own homestead.

Asking questions about why these people are being deprived of land which can sustain their lifestyle, what Ellie has no way of knowing is how these Indians will become a part of her life. Follow the adventure as John Barnes, his daughter and their hired hands attempt to take their cattle to market, unaware of what awaits them in the darkness of their voyage.

In the early 1900s, Montana saw a great deal of disputes between Indian tribes and the settlers. Will John Barnes be able to come to terms with having Indians as neighbours and will Ellie’s questions be answered by action?

Western: Relentless Part 2

The Kootenai tribe that had settled in this part of Montana was well accepted by the people of Coloma in Montana. In fact, the government had insisted on Indians taking on American family names, worried about the question of land ownership.

That worked in their favour when John Barnes decided to enrol one of the Indians into the Wild West show which was making its debut in their community. His daughter, Ellie, had dreamed of one day riding in such an event, though for the time being was happy to observe. Would this Indian, known for his horsemanship, take away the huge purse being offered?

Would he fail? Ellie and her family follow the events with excitement as the whole town joins in cheering on an obvious winner. There’s sadness, there’s a certain hostility to be found within the pages of this story, though above all else, one finds an element more precious that existed in that town of settlers – hope for the future fuelled by the lessons learned from the past.

Author: Klint Douglas

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
47 reviews

The Rush (The Siren Series Book 1) by Rachel Higginson

A life not her ownA future already decided.

Every facet of Ivy Pierces life is meticulously planned out and plotted. Cynical and jaded by sixteen, Ivys only hope is to escape the legacy she was born into.

She has a plan, a carefully thought out, feasible plan. She just has to play by the rules until everything falls into place. Unfortunately as predictable as her life can be, she never sees Ryder Sutton coming. He tumbles into her life unimpressed and untouched by her and the life she lives. Hes an enigma to her. A gorgeous, frustrating, sincere mystery and a complete phenomenon in the ugly world she lives in.

What blooms between them is a fiercely intense attraction that cannot be ignored. Even though they would both be better off without each otherEven if both their lives depend on staying apart.

Author: Rachel Higginson

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
158 reviews

The Grimm Chronicles, Vol. 2 (The Grimm Chronicles Box Set) by Ken Brosky and Isabella Fontaine

200 years ago, the Brothers Grimm changed everything.For 200 years, the hero’s magic pen has been passed on from generation to generation. The newest hero is Alice Goodenough, an 18-year-old junior from Washington High School. While her friends spent their summer working and having fun, Alice found herself doing battle with creatures most human beings don’t even realize exist. A giant snake. A blood-sucking prince. A terrifying half-man, half-hedgehog. Dastardly dwarfs intent on mind-controlling everyonewho uses a cell phone.Now, senior year has begun. With it comes a new challenge at school, where bullies have grown bolder and classes more challenging. As if that’s not enough, Alice must face off against a collection of Corrupted who all share a terrible secret, one that might awaken a creature capable of doing untold damage. To uncover the secret, Alice will have to face off against a man-eating lizard, a bloodthirsty sea captain, and a mysterious wizard who can see into the future …This book contains the following episodes:Episode Four: The Orphanage of DoomAfter facing off with the dreaded dwarf named Sam Grayle, Alice finds her dreams plagued by two separate visions. In one, she’s floating through a massive mansion filled with old, dusty furniture and drafty windows. Shadows dance across the wall. Children cry out in terror. A mysterious animal growl echoes through the halls.In her second dream, a terrible smoke-like creature roams the streets of Minneapolis, feeding off human victims while it plots a terrible revenge that threatens to have far-reaching consequences. Alice must decide which dream to pursue: does she foil the smoke-creature’s plot or try to rescue the children from an unseen evil? Episode five: Blood and ThunderUpon making a surprising discovery in a Corrupted’s lair, Alice finds herself torn between her responsibilities as the hero and her desire to live a normal life. She’s been granted a unique opportunity to leave the entire world of the hero behind. But before she can make her ultimatechoice, her nightmares return …A ship is coming. And aboard that ship is one of the most terrifying Corrupted creatures Alice has faced yet. In order to face her foe, Alice will have to do without the help of her scorned friend, Br’er Rabbit.At school, a miraculous recovery by the star of the baseball team prompts more questions, all of them bringing Alice back to that fateful encounter at the orphanage of doom. To make matters worse, a school bully has taken his terrorizing too far, a friend is in trouble, and the mysterious ship in Alice’s nightmare holds a terrible secret … Episode six: The Order of the Golden DragonThree mysterious golden coins. What is their purpose? Alice must find out, and in order to do so, she will need to use all of the skills she’s learned so far. She cannot fail. Failure means a fate worse than death.Agnim the Mage haunts her dreams, using his terrible black magic to plague Alice with nightmares. Once a character in the Grimms’ fairy tales, his magical powers have grown stronger and stronger the more Corrupted he has become. He has foreseen a cataclysmic event that could mean the end of the world, and only the hero stands in his way. But in order to stop him, Alice will have to find him. And soon. Before Agnim steals her sanity and destroys her mind. Agnim knows her weakness. He knows her fears. He controls her dreams. He is the most dangerous Corrupted Alice has ever faced. There is no guarantee she can defeat him.In these trying times, only one thing is certain:The Golden Dragon will awaken.Bonus material:The Lost Journal of Eugene WashingtonAssorted fairy tales by the Brothers GrimmA Legacy of Red

Author: Ken Brosky and Isabella Fontaine

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
100 reviews

Manroot by Anne J. Steinberg

In the spring of 1939, Katherine Sheahan and her father, the taciturn Irishman Jesse, are looking for work in the isolated tourist town of Castlewood, Missouri, which offers bathing, gambling and adultery. Jesse gets a job as handyman and Katherine as maid at a small hotel. Jesse drinks and neglects his work and eventually disappears, abandoning his daughter. Katherine discovers the ginseng, the manroot, and other secrets of the foothills; she discovers herself as a natural healer who has inherited this gift from her Navajo Indian mother. She also has a special but unwelcome gift. She can communicate with spirits.

Among the hotel s regular clientele is Judge William Reardon, a local hero who metes out justice by day, then drinks the foul taste away at night. Escaping his sterile marriage, he becomes captivated by Katherine. He is like a man reborn. Theirs is a union of like-minded souls, but a dangerous dark magic is released. Can their love survive?

A powerful, haunting novel that explores the powerful themes of identity and destiny, love everlasting and its brutal twin, violence.

Author: Anne J. Steinberg

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
129 reviews