Deviation (The Sophisticates Book 1) by Christine Manzari

Being a Sophisticate of the Program seems like it’d be a pretty sweet deal: a little genetic alteration and anyone can be smarter, faster, and stronger. It’s a dream come true. All you have to give up is your freedom.

Cleo is a Sophisticate and she has a bright future in the Program. But she has a secret. When she gets upset, bad things happen. Explosive things. Things she can’t control.

When her secret is discovered, she’s sent to the Academy to train in the military branch of the Program. She’s destined to be a human weapon in the war that’s been going on since Wormwood occurred nearly 30 years ago. She soon learns that although her ability is unique, there are others like her — other Sophisticates with lethal skills and odd code names like Archerfish and Mimic Octopus.

Immersed in a dangerous game of supernatural powers and dubious motives, Cleo doesn’t know who to trust. Ozzy, the annoyingly attractive cadet who has perfect aim in weapons class and deviant lips behind closed doors, begs her not to use her powers. He’s the golden boy of the Program, but can she trust him? Or will she find herself a target, caught in his crosshairs?

Author: Christine Manzari

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
57 reviews

Ephemeral (The Countenance Trilogy Book 1) by Addison Moore

Young Adult/ Mature Situations

From the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Addison Moore

A paranormal Alice in Wonderland – Kindle review

One of the Best YA Paranormal Books I’ve Read – A Definite Must Read! – S. Ward

In the grand scheme of things, you’ll be dead a lot longer than you’ll ever be alive.

The last thing Laken Stewart remembers is the oncoming car, then bursting through the windshield.

Two months dissolve without her knowledge and she finds herself in unfamiliar surroundings with strangers who not only profess to know her but insist she’s someone else entirely.

Laken discovers her long dead boyfriend, Wesley, has been thrown into this alternate world as well. He is quick to inform her she suffered a horrible fall and that her memory hasn’t fully returned. According to Wesley the other life she had—her name, her family, they were simply a side effect of her brain trauma.

In her quest for answers she meets Cooper Flanders, the son of her psychiatrist who readily believes every word she says.

Laken Stewart knows she died on that hot July afternoon, but now she’s alive—or is she?

**Addison Moore’s Celestra Series has been optioned for film by 20th Century Fox**

Books by Addison Moore
New Adult Romance

Someone to Love (Someone to Love 1)
Someone Like You (Someone to Love 2)
Someone For Me (Someone to Love 3, July 2014)
3:AM Kisses (3:AM Kisses 1)
Winter Kisses (3:AM Kisses 2)
Sugar Kisses (3:AM Kisses 3)
The Solitude of Passion
Beautiful Oblivion
Perfect Love (A Celestra Novella)
Celestra Forever After

Young Adult Romance

Ethereal (Celestra Series Book 1)
Tremble (Celestra Series Book 2)
Burn (Celestra Series Book 3)
Wicked (Celestra Series Book 4)
Vex (Celestra Series Book 5)
Expel (Celestra Series Book 6)
Toxic Part One (Celestra Series Book 7)
Toxic Part Two (Celestra Series Book 7.5)
Elysian (Celestra Series Book 8)
Ephemeral (The Countenance Trilogy 1)
Evanescent (The Countenance Trilogy 2)
Entropy (The Countenance Trilogy 3)
Ethereal Knights (Celestra Knights)

Author: Addison Moore

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
204 reviews

Hard Duty: Merkiaari Wars Book 1 by Mark E. Cooper

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Humanity’s last encounter with aliens saw sixteen point two billion people killed in a war with the Merkiaari that had spanned decades.

Two hundred years later, the Alliance is cautiously exploring beyond its borders again, but the survey corp. is considered a mere gesture by some. General Burgton of the 501st Infantry Regiment believes a lack of expansion is leading the Alliance into stagnation. So when one small ship discovers a new alien race, it should be an easy decision to make contact, but what if the aliens are like the Merkiaari?

Captain Jeff Colgan of the survey ship ASN Canada is at the tip of the spear. His ship made the discovery, his crew’s lives are on the line, and his decisions will decide the outcome. Will the Alliance make new friends or will he be responsible for another sixteen billion deaths? When the aliens discover his ship and begin hunting him through their system, his mission changes from one of study to one of survival.

Author: Mark E. Cooper

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
304 reviews

Dream War by Stephen Prosapio and Irina Ivanova

Decades ago, the CIA developed the technology to enter our dreams and extract information. It was just a matter of time before they took things a little too far…DREAM WAR1980. Hector Lopez joins a CIA enterprise capable of entering dreams and extracting information. Lopez saves hundreds of hostages’ lives by dream-linking to terrorists and foiling their plans. When the Red Brigades, an Italian terrorist group, kidnaps a US General, Lopez and his team execute every technique available for extracting information–including one that links our world to a dimension never meant to be discovered.Present Day. The Sogno di Guerra–a Red Brigades sect–plans the slaughter of millions. And they’ve the help of Luzveyn Dred, the entity ruling the dimension the CIA inadvertently opened a portal to–the Spatium Quartus. Aided by an aging expatriate, a recovering alcoholic, and a mysterious girl, Lopez must overcome memories of past failures and defeat evil–in this world as well as in a dimension of nightmares.Genre: Science FictionSecondary Genre: ThrillerWord Count: approximately 85,500 wordsPage Count: approximately 352 pages

Author: Stephen Prosapio and Irina Ivanova

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
64 reviews

The Orphan Factory (The Orphan Trilogy Book 2) by James Morcan and Lance Morcan

An epic, atmospheric story that begins with twenty three genetically superior orphans being groomed to become elite spies in Chicago’s Pedemont Orphanage and concludes with a political assassination deep in the Amazon jungle.The Orphan Factory, a coming-of-age spy thriller novel, is book two in The Orphan Trilogy and a prequel to The Ninth Orphan. Go on another frenetic journey with the ninth-born orphan as he busts out of the clandestine orphanage he knew as home and goes on the run across America.In the late 1970’s, in Chicago, Illinois, the secretive Omega Agency initiates the Pedemont Project – a radical experiment utilizing genetic engineering technologies – to create twenty three orphan babies with the plan to turn them into the world’s most effective assassins. One of the prodigies will rebel: meet Number Nine, an orphan with a mind of his own.In 1998, when Nine reaches adulthood and graduates with honors from the Pedemont Orphanage, he is already an adept of the deadly espionage arts. Ordered by his Omega masters to assassinate a survivor of the Jonestown tragedy in Guyana’s Amazon rainforest, Nine is forced to draw upon all of his advanced training just to stay alive.Written by father-and-son writing team Lance & James Morcan (authors of The Ninth Orphan and The World Duology), The Orphan Factory is the second book in The Orphan Trilogy. A feature film adaptation of The Ninth Orphan is also currently being developed.

Author: James Morcan and Lance Morcan

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
55 reviews

Khe (The Ahsenthe Cycle, Book 1) by Alexes Razevich

Praise for Khe:

“…grabs you by the collar and pulls you in. By the time you are finished you are in love with the strange places and complex characters.”

“Imaginative and well-written – an entertaining, thoughtful read.”

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Immerse Yourself in an Alien World

Khe loves her simple life on a farming commune, until she discovers that her gift for pushing the crops is a death sentence. Fleeing across the treacherous wilderness, she makes her way to the city of Chimbalay, searching for the orindles who might save her. But Chimbalay has its own dangers. The Powers are there—the secret rulers who have chosen Khe to be the mother of a monstrous new race.

Neither “man in space” SciFi nor classical fantasy, Khe deftly blends elements of both while satisfying those wanting something new in a dystopian story. Readers looking for solid world-building and fresh and fully-realized characters will especially enjoy this book.

Author: Alexes Razevich

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
230 reviews

Kids Book: Say What Now about Italy (Kids Picture Book and Italy Book for Kids) Self-Read Kids Book and Kids Chapter… by D. R. Tara

When Allie and Brandon are told by their mother that they would be spending yet another summer on their grandparents farm in Georgia there are no happy campers in sight. Who wants to spend their summer milking cows and feeding chicken on a boring old farm?

But then Grandma Powers has a special treat in store for them which she reveals as she takes them on a trip to Italy through unconventional means. There, they experience the magic that Italy has to offer. They visit a church made of human bones, a tower that seems like it’s about to turn over and re-live the famous Pinocchio story all in one day. Join Allie, Brandon and Grandma Powers as they explore Italy’s finest locations in Say What Now about Italy.

Author: D. R. Tara

Rating: Rating: 4.90 / 5
37 reviews

Taken: The Alpha’s Captive BBW/Werewolf Paranormal Romance #1 by V. M. Black

Running for his life, he takes her along for the ride….
Werewolf Levi Harris has a habit of going off half-cocked and getting into trouble. But this time, the trouble just might prove fatal. He’s stolen a trove of information from a powerful vampire mafia network, and they won’t rest until they get it back—and get revenge. His only chance of survival is to extract the information and put it to use before the bad guys catch up with him.

Curvy bombshell Harper Bailey is a good girl with a weak spot for bad boys. When Levi appears, she thinks her dreams have just rolled up on the back of a motorcycle. Little does she know that he’s about to hijack her car and take her straight into the crossfire. But Levi himself might just prove the greatest danger of all….

First Installment of The Alpha’s Captive Serial

Part One – 14,500 words / 56 pages

Author: V. M. Black

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
117 reviews