My name is Raven Winters and I’m a mage. Who the hell
When I somehow
summon fire in an act of self defense, I’m given two choices by the magic cops:
attend some stuck-up magic school, or go to magic jail.
Well, shit. There go
my plans for the next year. Apparently, I have Untamed Magic, whatever the hell
that means. And I’ve got a year to get it under control at this magic academy
that’s basically a finishing school for the elite. Everyone here is somebody
important. And rich. Except for me.
Which paints quite
the target on my back. Being the token poor kid is bad enough. Throw in that I
somehow form a mating bond with four of the school’s most eligible bachelors.
Oh yeah, and add in the fact that someone is trying to kill me. FML.
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one-click this steamy, action packed reverse harem romance.
Upcoming Release Dates for Academy of Elites:
October 1, 2019
Publisher’s Note: Academy of the Elites is a reverse harem fantasy series meant for
mature readers who want action, magic, and steam.
Alexis Calder writes sassy heroines and sexy heroes with a sprinkle of sarcasm. She lives in the Rockies and drinks far too much coffee and just the right amount of wine.
Zane Obispo’s new life on a beautiful secluded tropical
island, complete with his family and closest friends, should be perfect. But he
can’t control his newfound fire skills yet (inherited from his father, the Maya
god Hurakan); there’s a painful rift between him and his dog ever since she
became a hell hound; and he doesn’t know what to do with his feelings for
Brooks. One day he discovers that by writing the book about his misadventures
with the Maya gods, he unintentionally put other godborn children at risk.
Unless Zane can find the godborns before the gods do, they will be killed. To
make matters worse, Zane learns that Hurakan is scheduled to be executed. Zane
knows he must rescue him, no matter the cost. Can he accomplish both tasks
without the gods detecting him, or will he end up a permanent resident of the
In this cleverly plotted sequel to The Storm Runner, the
gang is back together again with spirited new characters, sneaky gods, unlikely
alliances, and secrets darker than Zane could ever have imagined. Secrets that
will change him forever.
J.C. Cervantes is the New York Times best-selling author of The Storm Runner,The Fire Keeper, and Tortilla Sun. Her books have appeared on national lists, including the American Booksellers Association New Voices, Barnes and Noble’s Best Young Reader Books, and Favorite MG Science Fiction/Fantasy Top Ten Books, as well as Amazon’s Best Books of the Month. She has earned multiple awards and recognitions, including the New Mexico Book Award, and the Zia Book Award.
J.C. lives in New
Mexico (otherwise known as the Land of Enchantment) can read, write, and talk
backwards, always roots for the underdog, and believes in magic.
Her work is
represented by Holly Root at Root Literary.
March Madness has begun and college basketball
playoffs are heating up, not that Robert Walker—a graduate student from
Texas—particularly cares. He has decided to skip classes for the day, sleep in,
and get some rest. Unfortunately, a brief spat on the phone with his fiancée
makes that impossible. Hoping to take his mind off of it, he scans through TV
channels in search of entertainment and instead finds one news report after
another that warns of violence erupting in the streets.
People are randomly and savagely attacking one
another all along the East Coast from Maine to Florida. Some speculate it may
be related to strange lights that have appeared in the sky above the outbreaks.
Before any solid conclusions can be drawn, however, the brutality spreads,
sweeping across the country until it hits Houston, then proceeds on to the West
Coast. Robert, a handful of classmates, and a few others manage to survive the
first wave and find themselves in the midst of civilization’s blackest hour, surrounded
by pandemonium, bloodshed, and masses of people who have been stripped of their
humanity. Hours later, as those strange lights continue to dominate the sky,
the vicious horde undergoes a new transformation.
There is no escaping the horror. Unable to reach his fiancée by phone, Robert sets out to find her, joined by a small ensemble of fellow survivors. The thirty-five miles they must cover are fraught with danger, and their terror grows with each step they take as they witness the genesis of a new Earth. Can they find a way to stop it? Will they even survive it?
Puffy house shoes. “Ma,” Robert
said, then raised the phone to his ear. “Ma, what’s going on?” Static swelled
over the line. “Hello? Ma? Ma!”
“I’m here, Bobby,” Ms. Walker said,
barely audible above the static. The alarm and urgency infusing her voice frightened
him more than everything that had happened thus far.
“We have to get outta here!” Alex
“Quiet!” he shouted back at her.
Then, in a calm voice, he said to his mother, “Talk to me.”
“My father called from Chapel
“—that people had gone mad, killing
“He said it was happening all along
the East Coast. The news didn’t know what—”
“The president was attacked by two
of his own Secret Ser—”
“—beating him and—”
“—if he’s alive or dead.”
“We have to go,” Big Walt said and
hurried to the window to survey the area. “I think we can make it if we go now.
Robert raised a hand and motioned
for Big Walt to stop speaking for a minute.
Alex moved to stand in front of the
door and curled both hands into fists. Kicking off her house shoes, she bounced
like a boxer waiting for her moment to knock out an opponent.
“—ad,” she said softly. “Robert.”
Her voice rose a bit.
“What happened, Ma?” Robert asked
as he placed an index finger in his other ear.
Big Walt unlocked the window and
raised it to its full height. He looked toward the sky. “Humph.”
“Ma, I can’t hear—” He broke off.
“Wait. Big Walt, what are you doing?”
“I have to live, my friend,” Walt
said. “Good luck.” He pushed the screen outward with both hands, letting it
fall into the flowerbed four feet beneath the window. In one fluid motion, Big
Walt dove outside.
Alex glanced over one shoulder.
“Where’s Big Walt?” She dashed over to the window with Robert on her heels.
Big Walt ran toward the parking lot where a female student had rammed her car into the automatic gate. With tight fists, two male students beat on the semiconscious woman. Her tired sobs and weak battle against the duo proved fruitless.
Bellowing a war cry, Big Walt struck both students with his fists and knocked them backward. They looked like the crooks in the old Batman TV show when they tumbled almost exaggeratedly over the curb.
About Joe: (No author Photo)
Joe Solomon earned
both master’s and doctoral degrees from Rice University and is a writer, a
director, an independent filmmaker, and a composer. His first novel—a supernatural thriller
entitled The Darkness: Giger, Texas—reached #2 on Amazon’s Best Seller list and
is available in paperback, ebook, and audiobook. His next novel—The Light:
Houston, Texas—will release June 11, 2019. He has also completed a collection
of short stories that arose from the macabre and will release next year.
An award-winning screenwriter, Joe has completed seventeen screenplays and nine stage plays. He has also been very active in the independent film industry, directing four short films, one feature film (post production), and six music videos. His screenplays have won Best Screenplay at the Mediterranean Film Festival (Cannes, France), been Official Selections at the Beverly Hills Film Festival, been a Finalist in the American Movie Awards, won the Final Draft Screenwriters Award, won the Screenwriting Showcase Award, reached the Second Round in The Sundance Feature Film Program, and been a Finalist in the Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition. His music videos have won Best Music Video at the Honolulu Film Awards, the Silver Remi Award for Creative Excellence at the WorldFest Houston International Film Festival, won the Maple Leaf Award at the Canada International Film Festival, been an Official Selection of the International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema—Milan, been an Official Selection of the Switzerland International Film Festival, won Best Director—Music Video in the Honolulu Film Awards, and been a Finalist in the American Movie Awards. They have also been Official Selections of many additional international film festivals.
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Kyler Centaurus isn’t your typical runaway. All he wanted was a
quick trip to the legendary Fasti Sun Festival. Who wouldn’t want to see new
stars being born? Um, try Kyler’s entire family. They couldn’t care less about
mind-blowing wonders of science.
When an accidental launch sequence ends with Kyler hurtling
through space on the family cruiser, the thrill of freedom is cut short by two
space pirates determined to steal his ship. Not happening!
Luckily, Kyler bumps into Fig, a savvy young Wanderer who makes a
living by blowing up asteroids. She could really use a ride to Earth and Kyler
could really use a hand with the pirates.
But when Kyler learns the truth about Fig’s mission, the two must
put aside their differences long enough to stop the threat of astronomical
proportions racing towards Earth.
At some point, I must have fallen asleep.
I say that for two reasons. First, my chin was wet with drool, and
I hardly ever slobber on myself when I’m awake. And second, I was no longer on
I sat bolt upright and stared out the window as distant stars
whizzed past in a blur. There were no planets in sight, and judging by the
swirling purple nebula ahead of me, this wasn’t the way to Nana’s house. I
checked the navigation screen and felt my mouth drop open. The flashing beacon
that represented my ship was halfway between Earth and Fasti.
(So you see, it is totally possible to steal a spaceship on
I guess my hand hit the EXECUTE button when I fell asleep. And
because it would take just as long for me to turn around and go home as it
would to finish my journey, it made sense to keep going, right? Either way, my
parents would ground me into the afterlife, so I might as well earn the
An electric thrill rushed through my veins when I thought about
the possibilities that lay ahead of me. Anything could happen on this trip.
Literally anything. I could discover a brand-new element. Or meet a secret race
of aliens. Or invent a new energy source. Or eat so much chocolate that I
puked. Either way, I had complete freedom to make this journey into whatever I
wanted, and once I realized that, there was no freaking way I could turn back.
It was like the universe had dropped a gift in my lap, a gift I had no
intention of returning.
I wiped the drool off my chin and smiled.
“Hold onto your stars, Fasti. Here I come.”
Melissa Landers is a former teacher who
left the classroom to pursue other worlds. A proud sci-fi geek, she isn’t
afraid to wear her Princess Leia costume in public—just ask her kids. She lives
just outside Cincinnati in the town of Loveland, “Sweetheart of Ohio.”
A fierce sequel full of sisterhood, heart pounding action,
betrayal, and intrigue in the royal court in a series that “breathes new
life into the feminist story of oppression and resistance” (Publisher’s
Banished by Asa at the end of Grace and Fury, Nomi and Malachi
find themselves powerless and headed towards their all-but-certain deaths. Now
that Asa sits on the throne, he will stop at nothing to make sure Malachi never
sets foot in the palace again. Their only hope is to find Nomi’s sister,
Serina, on the prison island of Mount Ruin. But when Nomi and Malachi arrive,
it is not the island of conquered, broken women that they expected. It is an
island in the grip of revolution, and Serina–polite, submissive Serina–is its
Betrayal, grief, and violence have changed both sisters, and the
women of Mount Ruin have their sights set on revenge beyond the confines of
their island prison. They plan to sweep across the entire kingdom, issuing in a
new age of freedom for all. But first they’ll have to get rid of Asa, and only
Nomi knows how.
Separated once again, this time by choice, Nomi and Serina must
forge their own paths as they aim to tear down the world they know, and build
something better in its place.
The stakes are higher and the battles bolder in Tracy Banghart’s
unputdownable sequel to Grace and Fury.
I’m going to make this a down and dirty review because I really want you to pick up the book. 🙂
This book ROCKED with Girl Power! and it had me pumped! Nomi and Serina really found themselves in this sequel and I was here for it. I loved them in the first book and loved them harder in the second. They found had their character arc and discovered what they were capable of and who they were supposed to be. It was nothing short of amazing.
The second half of the book was so action packed that it went by quickly. So quickly, in fact, that I would have liked a minor/short epilogue chapter to give me ultimate closure on the characters I’d bonded with over the two books.
This book was full of all of the ships: sister relationships and love relationships. I wanted all of the ships! The way the sister relationship was written was brilliant. This wasn’t the Katniss/Prim type of relationship where one always needed to be protected. Both girls were strong, fierce, and a force to be reckoned with. The romance ships were also really good, but I’m not going to spoil anything for you.
I cannot get over how many feels I have for this book. It was just as good as the first book and I hope you read it, if you haven’t already.
In a world where women have no rights,
sisters Serina and Nomi Tessaro face two very different fates: one in the
palace, the other in prison.
Serina has been groomed her whole life to become a Grace–someone to stand by
the heir to the throne as a shining, subjugated example of the perfect woman.
But when her headstrong and rebellious younger sister, Nomi, catches the heir’s
eye, it’s Serina who takes the fall for the dangerous secret that Nomi has been
Now trapped in a life she never wanted, Nomi has only one way to save Serina: surrender to her role as a Grace until she can use her position to release her sister. This is easier said than done. A traitor walks the halls of the palace, and deception lurks in every corner. But Serina is running out of time, imprisoned on an island where she must fight to the death to survive and one wrong move could cost her everything.
Tracy Banghart grew up in rural Maryland and spent her summers on a
remote island in northern Ontario. All of that isolation and lovely scenery
gave her the time to read voraciously and the inspiration to write her own
stories. Always a bit of a nomad, Tracy now travels the world Army-wife style
with her husband, son, cat, and sweet pupper Scrabble. She wrote Grace and Fury
while living in Hawaii.