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release date: Oct 21, 2017
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Fellowship of Fantasy (2 Book Series)
From Book 1: Here be dragons ... and selkies and griffins and maybe even a mermaid or two.

Twenty fantasy authors band together to bring you a collection of thrilling tales and magical monsters. Do you like to slay dragons? Or befriend them? Do you prefer to meet cephalopods as gigantic kraken or adorable tree octopuses?

Each story focuses around a fantastic creature from folklore or mythology, and they range from light and playful tales for the whole family to darker stories that may make you wish to leave the lights on. These stories carry the Fellowship of Fantasy seal of approval. While our monsters may be horrifying, you won't stumble into questionable content.

Perfect for the fantasy lover who can't get enough of mythical beasts.
release date: Oct 21, 2017
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The Histories of Earth (4 Book Series)
From Book 1: In the Window Room is a story about a young girl, Delany Calbefur, who has caused some trouble one fall, while she attended the Mayfield School for Girls. And she, as a punishment then, is made to leave the dormitory, and is forced to stay by herself in an old abandoned home on the outskirts of the school grounds.

This old house, the Greyford house as it is called, was the sort of place with covered furniture, and rooms leading to other unexpected rooms, and she would be completely, and purposefully, alone... or so she thought.

Thought as she quickly came to find, there was more to his house than met the eye: there were secret passages, and hidden treasures, lost and forgotten with the passing time, and a room... a fantastic and otherworldly sort of room, which she had decided to call "the Window Room". This is a story about the dangerous and mysterious adventures she found there.
release date: Nov 30, 2013
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Fledgling (The Shapeshifter Chronicles Book 1)
2010 FINALIST - Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Contest
2013 NOMINEE - eFestival of Words

What People Are Saying-

"A very solid written book with descriptions that allow you to perfectly see the scene in the writer's mind and feel the emotions of the characters as they move through their story. The characters were believable along with even the paranormal aspects. The plot was deep enough to very much satisfy my mind and kept me guessing as to exactly how it would end."
- Stacy Eaton, Author of International Best Selling "My Blood Runs Blue" Series

"It was fantastic, and I'm looking forward to reading future books Brown writes in the series. Having a congenital heart defect myself, I definitely identified with Ana, and everything she was going through with her heart problem. Brown definitely has a good sense of what adolescents facing such problems must go through on a daily basis."
- Andrea Buginsky, Author of The Chosen

"Fledgling is a very well rounded story bringing contemporary issues to the paranormal table. It had me reading for hours with its wonderful characters and enchanting world-building. This is on my 'to read often' pile and have done so at least three times!"
-Fangs, Claws and Demon Blog

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Set apart from other eighteen year olds, Ana Hughes knows she is different. A life threatening heart condition smothers her future and she yearns to feel normal. Her hopes are pinned on a fresh start in a remote town far from her native Colorado. Among the locker filled hallways in Clark Bend High, Ana keeps to the shadows, not wanting to draw attention to her violet tinged lips and wilted silhouette. And she almost succeeds, until she meets Chance Morgan.

Struggling to keep up appearances, she soon suspects Chance is hiding something as well. His animal-like senses, miraculous healing ability and peculiar reaction to her Thunderbird necklace compels Ana to question if there’s more to the stories about his Navajo ancestry. Without any other explanation, she fears he is playing tricks on her. But the truth may prove too much for Ana’s delicate heart…

A special code is provided at the back of the book, for 'the lost chapter' from Fledgling. Be sure to check it out.


Suggested reading age- 13 years old and up
It is recommended that parents participate in book selections to decide whether a book is appropriate for their children.


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release date: May 27, 2013
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Benjamin Dragon - Awakening (The Chronicles of Benjamin Dragon Book 1)

USA TODAY & AMAZON BESTSELLING AUTHOR • ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING VOICES IN FICTION • C. G. Cooper is back with an adventure that is sure to keep kids and adults reading late into the night.



A bully thrown without a touch...
A girl saved from certain death...
Who is this boy named Benjamin Dragon?

What would you do if you found out you had special powers? Find out what Benjamin does when he's given the chance to snatch life out of the greedy jaws of death itself. 
release date: Sep 26, 2017
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The Darkslayer: Brutal Beginnings
A menace in the sweltering jungles has been swallowing up the peaceful people and they need a hero that will make the evil ones pay...

The massive City of Bone, ruled by the maligned Royals, is where the fate of the world rests on a pair of unlikely heroes named Venir and Melegal. To the dismay of the city born rogue, Melegal, Venir, wielding a mystic war axe, sets out on a one-man crusade against the insidious race of fiends, called the underlings. Venturing deep into the wasteland's jungles Venir discovers that the underlings have destroyed a village, slain their people and kidnapped their woman and children. Donning the mantel of power, the ultimate hunter of the Outlands sets out on one of the bloodiest rescues missions of all time.
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The Darkslayer: Brutal Beginnings is a sword and sorcery/fantasy short story that serves as a quick introduction to a much larger fantasy setting in the world called Bish. Set in a harsh climate with two blistering suns, created by a bored immortal, The Darkslayer brings to light everything a fan of science fiction fantasy could hope for, including the full buffet of monsters and races such as giants, dragons, dwarves, orcs, ogres, underlings and worst of all god-like beings that are unpredictable.
Give this action packed short story a try, that is only a taste of two full lengths series that are over16 books and one million words long.
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release date: Sep 27, 2017
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The Quest for the Thunderstone: A Dragon Warrior Short Fantasy Adventure
A fantasy short story by #1 International Bestselling Fantasy author Craig Halloran

The quest for power is often fatal ...

Nath Dragon and Brenwar the dwarf are dispatched by Bayzog the part-elf wizard to track down a brood of lizardmen that have stolen one of the all-powerful Thunderstones. Armed with skill and wit, magic swords and warhammers, the dynamic pair find themselves in a battle for their very lives in the deep forests of Nalzambor where they encounter an ancient destructive evil they never would have anticipated. It will take more than brawn, skill and magic weaponry to survive the monster that attacks from the shadows and petrifies their bones.
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The Quest for the Thunderstone is an epic fantasy/sword and sorcery short story, that serves as an introduction to two vast series of #1 international bestselling books called, The Chronicles of Dragon (10 book series) and The Tail of the Dragon (10 book series), both of which are full and complete. These books are filled with everything that a reader would expect from dungeons and dragons fantasy such as Lord of the Rings, the Icewind Dale Trilogy, the World of Greyhawk, Dragon Lance, and Narnia.

In addition to countless kinds of dragons with special powers, master storyteller, Craig Halloran, has a plethora of involvement from races of all kinds, such as elves, halflings, gnomes, goblins, orcs, gnolls, bugbears, ogres, pixies, fairies and titans, bringing in each with a unique personality all of their own. So, give Nath Dragon and the Quest for the Thunderstone a try that is a doorway to the tremendous magical world of Nalzambor.
Note: These books are appropriate for fantasy lovers of all ages, recommended for ages 12 through infinity!
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release date: Mar 13, 2015
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Fire in Frost (Crystal Frost Book 1)
"There's a fire growing inside of me. It's not the harmful kind that can kill a girl like Olivia. It's the kind that can save her."

CRYSTAL FROST tells herself she isn't crazy, but sane people don't see ghosts. As her psychic abilities manifest, Crystal discovers she can see into the future, witness the past, and speak with the dead. Add blackmail to the list of things she never thought would happen to her, and you basically have her sophomore year covered. After spotting her first ghost, secrets from her family, friends, and classmates begin to surface. Uncovering secrets can be dangerous, but giving up means someone will get hurt. Again.
release date: Aug 17, 2010
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Call of the Herald: Young Adult Epic Fantasy (The Dawning of Power trilogy Book 1)
Catrin Volker dreams of a peaceful life training horses. It's not to be. Comets appear in the night skies, announcing the return of a goddess. While trying to save her friend from bullies, Catrin unknowingly triggers powerful, ancient, magic and fulfills a prophecy that says she will destroy entire nations.

The World of Godsland Young Adult Epic Fantasy Series includes:


The Dawning of Power trilogy (Bundle available)
Call of the Herald
Inherited Danger
Dragon Ore
The Balance of Power trilogy (Bundle available)
Regent
Feral
Regal
The Artifacts of Power trilogy (Bundle available soon)
The Fifth Magic
Dragonhold
The Seventh Magic
release date: Nov 13, 2013
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A Quest of Heroes (Book #1 in the Sorcerer's Ring)
“THE SORCERER’S RING has all the ingredients for an instant success: plots, counterplots, mystery, valiant knights, and blossoming relationships replete with broken hearts, deception and betrayal. It will keep you entertained for hours, and will satisfy all ages. Recommended for the permanent library of all fantasy readers.”
--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos

The #1 Bestseller!

From #1 Bestselling author Morgan Rice comes the debut of a dazzling new fantasy series. A QUEST OF HEROES (BOOK #1 IN THE SORCERER’S RING) revolves around the epic coming of age story of one special boy, a 14 year old from a small village on the outskirts of the Kingdom of the Ring. The youngest of four, the least favorite of his father, hated by his brothers, Thorgrin senses he is different from the others. He dreams of becoming a great warrior, of joining the King’s men and protecting the Ring from the hordes of creatures on the other side of the Canyon. When he comes of age and is forbidden by his father to try out for the King’s Legion, he refuses to take no for an answer: he journeys out on his own, determined to force his way into King’s Court and be taken seriously.

But King’s Court is rife with its own family dramas, power struggles, ambitions, jealousy, violence and betrayal. King MacGil must choose an heir from amongst his children, and the ancient Dynasty Sword, the source of all their power, still sits untouched, waiting for the chosen one to arrive. Thorgrin arrives as an outsider and battles to be accepted, and to join the King’s Legion.

Thorgrin comes to learn he has mysterious powers he does not understand, that he has a special gift, and a special destiny. Against all odds he falls in love with the king’s daughter, and as their forbidden relationship blossoms, he discovers he has powerful rivals. As he struggles to make sense of his powers, the king’s sorcerer takes him under his wing and tells him of a mother he never knew, in a land far away, beyond the Canyon, beyond even the land of the Dragons.

Before Thorgrin can venture out and become the warrior he yearns to be, he must complete his training. But this may be cut short, as he finds himself propelled into the center of royal plots and counterplots, ones that may threaten his love and bring him down—and the entire kingdom with him.

With its sophisticated world-building and characterization, A QUEST OF HEROES is an epic tale of friends and lovers, of rivals and suitors, of knights and dragons, of intrigues and political machinations, of coming of age, of broken hearts, of deception, ambition and betrayal. It is a tale of honor and courage, of fate and destiny, of sorcery. It is a fantasy that brings us into a world we will never forget, and which will appeal to all ages and genders. It is 82,000 words.

Books #2--#17 in the series are now also available!

“[An] entertaining epic fantasy.”
—Kirkus Reviews

“The beginnings of something remarkable are there.”
--San Francisco Book Review

“Action-packed …. Rice's writing is solid and the premise intriguing.”
--Publishers Weekly

“A spirited fantasy ….Only the beginning of what promises to be an epic young adult series.”
--Midwest Book Review
release date: Sep 30, 2017
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The Binding Witch and the Fortune Taker: The Kate Roark Magic Series #1
The Binding Witch and the Fortune Taker

Growing up homeschooled on the Renaissance Festival circuit is weird enough, but when you’re the daughter of a powerful binding witch who makes a living as a fortune teller, and your best friend is a middle-aged sari vendor, weird is relative.

Fifteen-year-old Kate Roark desperately wants to be a witch but isn't - yet. It’s not likely at her age until she meets the Fortune Taker and gets a taste of unimaginable power - but at what cost?

Forced to choose between keeping stolen power or making her magic dreams come true, her ultimate decision throws her entire world into question.

Described as "book candy", and "compulsively readable," The Binding with and the Fortune Taker is the first in the Kate Roark Magic Series from emerging YA fantasy writer, Laura Rich.
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