The Bear’s Wife Part One by Katharine Tree

Part one of The Bear’s Wife, a sci-fi romance from Katharine Tree, author of The Settlement trilogy . . .

Perry Drinkwater hails from a remote backhills settlement on a post-colonization planet. She was raised to mistrust the outside world, especially the wicked towns which, her father tells her, offer nothing but violence, materialism, and moral degradation.

And then her settlement is sacked, her family murdered, and Perry thrown into the power of a young soldier. He saves her life, but to do it he takes her straight to Bear Hollow, exactly the sort of place Perry was warned against. To complicate matters, a steamy romance develops between them, which runs contrary to Perry’s moral compass . . . but which she can’t resist.

Can Perry swallow her pride and live among the degraded townspeople? Might her father have been wrong about them, or only too right? Might Bear Hollow provide Perry the man, the home, and the family she always wanted . . . or will it suck away everything she valued about herself?

Author: Katharine Tree

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Faerie by Jenna Grey

Fairies you won’t want to believe in…*****Lily Mckenzie’s life is about to change. In just a few days’ time she’ll be eighteen, and leaving home to start a new life ‒ one that she’s never planned for, and one she doesn’t want. All Lily really wants to do is to go home… and home is a long way from the little village in Cornwall where Lily grew up.Because Lily is one of the fey, and her home is Otherworld. Lily has always known what she was, but has kept it a secret from everyone, hiding behind a mask that has fooled everyone around her… until now. For the last few weeks Lily has been under attack, plagued by an unseen enemy ‒ the Shadow People ‒ who come as wraiths in the night, tormenting her and making her too afraid to sleep. She has no idea why they are trying to hurt her, and has no idea how to stop them…she only knows if she doesn’t stop them soon it will be too late. Yes, Lily Mckenzie’s life is definitely about to change, and not in a way she could possibly have planned or hoped for. A violent incident forces her to run for her life… with some very unexpected company.*****Contains adult themes, strong language, moderate violence, and explicit sexual content.****

Author: Jenna Grey

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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51 Lesser Known Tales from The Mahabharata by Sharath Komarraju

A treasure trove for all mythology buffs!The Mahabharata is a veritable jungle teeming with stories. While some of them form part of the main story and are well known, there are some hidden gems scattered throughout the epic that make for insightful reading.This book contains fifty-one of these hidden gems, including the tales of:- Barbarik- Uttanka- Kartikeya- The Battle between Krishna and Arjuna- The Blinding of ShukracharyaAnd many more. Whether you’re a casual reader or a die-hard fan of the Mahabharata, you will find in here tales that will delight and amaze you.

Author: Sharath Komarraju

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Shotgun Grandma: Volume 2 by Evan Grant

Emma has flown the nest in search of her boyfriend, Danny. Although Danny had been on his way to her when the undead started attacking, there had been no sign of him since Emma and Margaret fled the neighborhood. With no line of communication and no idea where he could be, will Emma be able to find Danny in time or will her adventure end in tragedy?Aching and out of ammo, Margaret awakes to the realization that Emma has abandoned the safety of the house. With the help of her new companion Scott, she musters up a plan to reload and track down her granddaughter. The world has grown unsafe since the rising. The dead walk and feast on the living and Emma has just volunteered herself as the main course. Will Margaret get to her in time or will Emma become another casualty in the fighting?

Author: Evan Grant

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Bamboo Hut: An Ennin Mystery #49 by Ben Stevens

An attractive young woman begs Ennin to save her brother – from himself.But this man is the infamous artist known as the ‘Painter in Blood’ – and so Ennin’s task seems quite impossible…This is the 49th Ennin MysteryAmazon reviews for ENNIN (various titles)’The greatest of Japan’s detectives, Ennin, and his trusted servant and chronicler Kukai…’ M. Dowden, Hall of Fame, TOP 50 Amazon reviewer’These Ennin Mysteries are absolutely fabulous…’ sshap’I can’t stop reading this series! If you love historical mysteries, you will love the period and cultural detail…’ Pauline’Cleverly written and filled with facts regarding old Japan…. Very similar to Holmes and Watson…’ Eileen Sedgwick’An excellent Japanese detective series… I enjoy each and every story…’ R. Russell’Stevens keeps on delivering… This is a great series. Anyone who enjoys Sherlock Holmes will enjoy the similarities in Stevens’ characters and Doyle’s. Fresh plots, exotic locale, who-done-its, and a unique set of protagonists. I’ve read all the Ennin series and look forward to each new adventure. Highly recommended…’ Abby Normal’Entertaining read with Holmesian overtones, but very different setting…’ Gerry H’Once you start this, I’m betting you won’t be able to set it down until you finish it…’ Judy’The author weaves intrigue, subterfuge and cunning into a very enjoyable story…’ J. Cepeda’Historical setting and cultural background are excellently researched…’ D. Werdin’Wonderful… Like a Japanese room arrangement with clean lines keeping clutter to a minimum…’ AcerAcer’Ben Stevens is masterful. I can’t wait to read his next set of stories…’ Kindle Customer’Thoroughly enjoyed it…’ Daphne Frampton’This Japanese detective is a fine addition to the burgeoning field of Asian historical detectives which began with Judge Dee (China) and runs through I.P. Parker’s Akitada…’ Mcb.’If you like the Akitada books, you will enjoy this….’ Mamakile’Great short stories…’ Ston’Something out of the ordinary… Well worth the read…’ Amazon Customer’The Sensei is a brilliant detective. Ben Stevens, as always rocks. He’s one heck of a storyteller…’ Lisa’A feudal Japanese Sherlock Holmes… This ever-evolving excellent series… Vivid imagery and graphic detail which are a trademark of this writer…’ Deborah Chaytor’Try it… and like it… I don’t look for mysteries from the middle ages, even ones set in Japan, but for some reason I love this series…’ Amazon Customer’Loved it!… Simply amazed… I thoroughly enjoyed this read…’ Edwina Callan’Very enjoyable…’ Sid’If you like the Akitada books, you will enjoy this…’ Mamakile’I loved this…’ MaidenStull’A prime example of deductive reasoning, set within feudal Japan…’ Jennifer’Ennin and his faithful servant are the Holmes and Watson of the East. The mysteries are well plotted. Sesshu is the Moriarty of the piece. If you are a Sherlock fan you should like Ennin…’ Amazon Customer, NJ United States’The mysteries are intriguing and unusual… Couldn’t put the stories down… Well worth the price…’ Jay Gold’Mystery from historic Japan… like Holmes and Watson, but in an Asian setting…’ Nysaa’Good book… the story takes you back in time…’ Santex’Very powerful…’ Bill’Delightful short story… Enjoy!…’ PeaTee (TOP 500 REVIEWER)'(The) Ennin series is intriguing… Recommend these stories to all…’ Chris’Atmospheric, intriguing and entertaining… A rare achievement…’ Kenny51

Author: Ben Stevens

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Great Battle (Guardians of Allon Book 1) by Shawn Lamb

The vast splendor of the Almighty’s compound graced the Region of Sanctuary. With wisdom, compassion and justice, Jor’el utilized his immortals Guardians as administrators of the kingdom. For centuries, the mortals lived in peace and prosperity under divine guidance. They went about content with life – or so they thought. Guardians interacted with mortals on a daily. They offered protection and order. They were content in their role – or so they thought.When one Guardian upsets the balance, the consequences are devastating. For the first time ever, Guardians will face each other in war. Can the kingdom survive a battle of immortals?

Author: Shawn Lamb

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Bridgers 1: The Lure of Infinity (Bridgers Series) by Stan C. Smith

Some worlds are better left alone.Infinity Fowler has been fighting all her life. As a child, she had to fight for survival. Then she fought professionally. But when humans obtained the technology to bridge to alternate versions of Earth, she saw a chance for a new life. She signed up to become a bridger—an elite fighter and survival expert who protects tourists bridging to alternate worlds.Desmond Weaver is a tourist making a last-ditch effort to complete his PhD in evolutionary biology. He has booked the excursion of a lifetime, a data collection mission to a vastly different version of Earth. If he fails, his career will be over.Infinity is Desmond’s assigned trainer and bridger. She is one of the best, willing to die protecting tourists. And also willing to kill. When it’s time to bridge, Desmond and his two college roommates feel well prepared.But they aren’t. Naked and weaponless, on an extraordinary world teeming with lethal predators, the team becomes entangled in a life-and-death struggle more terrifying than anything they could ever have imagined.

Author: Stan C. Smith

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
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Severed Signals: A Vincent Chen Novella by Steve Rzasa

The enemy of my enemy… Vincent Chen keeps star systems in close communication with each other as he tends to the comms ferry satellites that connect the Realm of Five.When he responds to small colony’s apparent malfunction, though, he stumbles onto an enslaved people.The problem is, the enslaved used to be the oppressors.They’re all former agents of Kesek, the secret police that spent the last century suppressing religion by arresting, torturing, and killing believers—including Vincent’s uncle. But it also includes the children and families of those agents.Vincent is drawn deeper into the plot against them, until he’s forced to choose the right side…Whether he can forgive, however, is the most dangerous question.

Author: Steve Rzasa

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
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The Gods Have No Secrets (The Godskeep Trilogy Book 1) by Charlotte K. Stone

Dienna Darpentus is next in line to be the Keeper of the Gods, a role she must undertake after her brother Sonder abdicates the position for reasons unknown. As a series of mysteries begins to unfold, Dienna’s world is thrown into chaos by the arrival of a sorceress from the East, who unleashes an army on Dienna’s home. Now she, along with her lifelong friend, Meredith, must undertake a journey to reclaim the Godskeep, and discover for themselves if the gods truly have no secrets. 

Author: Charlotte K. Stone

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Tales of the River Vine: “Dandelion of Defiance”: Free Short Stories from the Fallen Princeborn Omnibus by Jean Lee

When does the hunter become the hunted? When the hunter fails in her hunt. Ember was sent into the human realm to select the choicest prey for her Master. But she set out to teach him a lesson instead, and now she must pay for her defiance.This is the third in a series of six short stories from the Tales of the River Vine collection to accompany the Fallen Princeborn Omnibus, by Jean Lee, an exciting new author of young-adult dark fantasy. Book 1 of the omnibus, Fallen Princeborn: Stolen, will be available in November 2018.

Author: Jean Lee

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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