Featured Reads

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Welcome to Featured Reads. Here is a collection of Fantasy, Science Fiction, and some romance that I have come across in my cyber travels that caught my attention. Quality matters to my readers. All books listed here hold a 4 rating on Amazon or higher and present a professional cover. We hope our standards meet yours.

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Author: C. L. Schneider
The Crown of Stones: Magic-Price

The Crown of Stones: Magic-Price

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Ian Troy is one of the Shinree, a fallen people with an inherent addiction to magic. Scorned and reviled for the deadly side of their spells, the Shinree are bred as slaves. Their magic is suppressed by drugs and used only as it serves the purposes of the other races. Descended from a long line of ... More info →
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The Crown of Stones: Magic-Scars

The Crown of Stones: Magic-Scars

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Magic doesn’t wound the same as a sword.The story of Ian Troy continues in Magic-Scars, the second installment in C. L. Schneider’s riveting epic fantasy trilogy, The Crown of Stones. Captured by his old enemy, King Draken of Langor, Shinree magic user Ian Troy was sentenced to prison. Torture... More info →
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The Crown of Stones: Magic-Borne

The Crown of Stones: Magic-Borne

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No other Shinree has borne as much of magic's weight, its pleasure, or its guilt.The fate of Ian Troy is revealed in the final installment of C. L. Schneider's epic fantasy trilogy, The Crown of Stones. In one fell swoop, the resistance was shattered. Lives were taken. Hope was lost. Peace slipped l... More info →
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Nite Fire: Flash Point

Nite Fire: Flash Point

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Slated for execution, shapeshifting assassin, Dahlia Nite, flees her world to hide in the human realm. As payment for the shelter they unknowingly provide, Dahlia dedicates herself to protecting humans from what truly lives in the shadows. Moving from town to town, she hunts the creatures that threa... More info →
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Author: Adam Dreece
The Wizard Killer – Season One: A Thrilling Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy Adventure

The Wizard Killer – Season One: A Thrilling Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy Adventure

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-- Mega-Sale for Season 2 release --”Madmax meets Lord of the Rings” - Goodreads.comA magical world, once at the height of technology, has crashed and burned. Levitating cars lay abandoned, floating cities lie in ruin, and the tyrant Wizards who ruled with iron fists are nowhere to be seen.Awake... More info →
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The Wizard Killer – Season Two: A Thrilling Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy Adventure

The Wizard Killer – Season Two: A Thrilling Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy Adventure

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Season One is on sale right now for 99c!-- Launch sale --"This is a world with magic and a political situation similar to the world of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower... Wizard Killer contains some of the most well thought out and satisfying magic I have ever read. The magic is subtle, but powerful.... More info →
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The Man of Cloud 9

The Man of Cloud 9

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Genius. Conscience. Consequence.In the late 21st century, brilliant inventor and entrepreneur Niko Rafaelo has revolutionized the world. His NanoCloud technology has restored society’s formerly insatiable appetite for innovation and big ideas.As the pressure builds to leak details about his late... More info →
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Author: Matthew Harrill
Hellbounce (The ARC Chronicles Book 1)

Hellbounce (The ARC Chronicles Book 1)

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Dr Eva Ross, a prison psychologist, works in Worcester, Massachusetts at an aging facility. Her boss, the brilliant and often unorthodox Gideon Homes begins to make decisions that Eva is forced to question. Between the trials at work, and her loveless marriage, Eva is forced out of the life she know... More info →
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Hellborne (The ARC Chronicles Book 2)

Hellborne (The ARC Chronicles Book 2)

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It has been merely months since the events in ‘Hellbounce’, and those months have been amongst the happiest in Eva’s life. Her child has grown, and she has blossomed. Her friends are safe, and she is at peace with the world.But outside the bubble that encapsulates her world, events have not st... More info →
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Hellbeast (The ARC Chronicles Book 3)

Hellbeast (The ARC Chronicles Book 3)

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The fate of the world is balanced on a knife-edge. Despite everything Madden and Eva have been through to prevent it, the ARC Council is in disarray, demons roam the Earth.The Apocalypse is closer than ever. The solution couldn’t be further from her grasp.Enter the final chapter of The ARC Chronic... More info →
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Author: Chess Desalls
Travel Glasses (The Call to Search Everywhen Book 1)

Travel Glasses (The Call to Search Everywhen Book 1)

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2016 IAN OUTSTANDING YOUNG ADULT WINNER2016 NEW YORK BOOK FESTIVAL YOUNG ADULT RUNNER-UP2016 READERS' FAVORITE HONORABLE MENTION IN YA MYSTERYCalla Winston’s mobile devices sit in a corner of her room, covered in dust. Weeks ago, she shared photos and laughs with her best online friend. Now, after... More info →
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Insight Kindling: (The Call to Search Everywhen Book 2)

Insight Kindling: (The Call to Search Everywhen Book 2)

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2016 IAN OUTSTANDING YOUNG ADULT WINNER2016 READERS' FAVORITE YA ADVENTURE BRONZE WINNERCalla faces charges against her for changing the past. Her use of the Travel Glasses resulted in the creation of two writings that affected the lives of Edgar, the inventor of the Travel Glasses, and Valcas, thei... More info →
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Time for the Lost (The Call to Search Everywhen Book 3)

Time for the Lost (The Call to Search Everywhen Book 3)

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Calla's disappearance leads her family and friends to suspect that she’s lost. In a desperate attempt to find her, Valcas seeks help from a man he betrayed. A new search begins, one that sounds promising, even if it forces Valcas to confront his past.The travel team reunites for a mission they nev... More info →
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Author: Angela B. Chrysler
Dolor and Shadow (Tales of the Drui Book 1)

Dolor and Shadow (Tales of the Drui Book 1)

As the elven city burns, Princess Kallan is taken to Alfheim while a great power begins to awaken within her. Desperate to keep the child hidden, her abilities are suppressed and her memory erased. But the gods have powers as well, and it is only a matter of time before they find the child again.Whe... More info →
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Fire and Lies (Tales of the Drui Book 2)

Fire and Lies (Tales of the Drui Book 2)

Blood waters the fields of Alfheim. War rips across the land of usurped kings and elves. The Fae gods draw near, and Queen Kallan’s strength is tested as she follows King Rune into Alfheim. But the Shadow Beast caged within Rune’s body writhes in hunger, and Kallan’s newest companion, Bergen t... More info →
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Broken

Broken

Finalist for the 2015 Wishing Shelf Awards. Goodreads Reviews "Broken is graphic, shocking, raw, disturbing, intense, appalling, shameful, and so very, very sad." "This story has the complexity of The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy, but written with the flow of Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson." "Your ... More info →
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Zombies From Space…and Vampires

Zombies From Space…and Vampires

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Alien invasion? Zombies? Vampires!? I don’t think so!Aria was an average 19-year-old with average problems. Average was quite realistic until zombies landed their UFO in her backyard. If Aria wants to survive, she’ll need some help, and who better than a pirate captain, a steampunk inventor, a b... More info →
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Amor Vincit Omnia

Amor Vincit Omnia

Love is beautiful, always.In this anthology, read five tales of love and beauty that's always more than skin deep. From illness to injury and time to circumstance, from fantasy to literary and paranormal to historical, love is always love and always beautiful.100% of the author proceeds from sales o... More info →
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Good Things: An Urban Fantasy Anthology

Good Things: An Urban Fantasy Anthology

Magic and mayhem. Vampires and gods. Cops and werewolves. The binding thread of mysticism in the modern world and acts of kindness, small and large, random and focused. Join these ten authors as we travel through their worlds.All of the author proceeds from the sales of this anthology will go to the... More info →
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Book Dreams (Brain to Books Anthology 1)

Book Dreams (Brain to Books Anthology 1)

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Brain to Books presents its first anthology, "Book Dreams (Volume #1). Here we present a collection of short stories and poems featured in the 2017 Brain to Books Cyber Convention and Book Expo.Authors include Ani H. Manjikian, Adam Dreece, W.J. Howard, Toi Thomas, Timothy Bateson, Laura McHale Holl... More info →
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Winter and Ash (Tales of the Drui Book #3)

Winter and Ash (Tales of the Drui Book #3)

Determined to hunt the gods who have tracked her across Midgard, Kallan journeys to Mimir’s Well to seek the answers to her questions. There is just one problem. To get to Mimir’s Well, Kallan must enter the Dvergar realm, Svartalfheim, and walk the Death Road to Helheim. More info →

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Author: Joshua Robertson
Melkorka (The Kaelandur Series Book 1)

Melkorka (The Kaelandur Series Book 1)

MelkorkaGlory Is To Be Had!Branimir is a slave to the mighty Highborn. Unwittingly, his masters forge a copper dagger capable of destroying the Ash Tree. Drawn along on the quest to remedy the mistake of his masters, Branimir becomes the most unlikely of heroes in an inimical world of magic and mayh... More info →
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Dyndaer (The Kaelandur Series Book 2)

Dyndaer (The Kaelandur Series Book 2)

DyndaerSome Evils Never Lessen!Branimir emerges from the Netherworld as a living legend and learns the Ash Tree is still in danger from the cursed dagger, kaelandur. An old friend compels Branimir to finish what they started at Melkorka. Once again, the former slave must keep kaelandur out of uncert... More info →
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Maharia (The Kaelandur Series Book 3)

Maharia (The Kaelandur Series Book 3)

MahariaIn Valor There Is Hope!Branimir has remained hidden from the enemy, withholding the cursed dagger from their erroneous hands. When a stranger arrives, and offers the chance to end his never-ending battle, Branimir sets off for the City of the Gods for answers. Now, hoping his faith has not be... More info →
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Grimsdalr

Grimsdalr

In the spirit of the epic poem, Beowulf, a renowned hero travels across the whale-road to defeat a monster that plagues the land of Croune. More info →
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Anaerfell (The Blood of Dragons Book 1)

Anaerfell (The Blood of Dragons Book 1)

The Blood of Dragons: Book 1A Novel You Cannot Put DownDrast and Tyran might be considered a bit black-hearted, or even immoral. Drast is cunning but reckless, hunting for admiration. Tyran is calculating but tactless, searching for affection. When the two brothers set aside their ambitions to fulfi... More info →
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Blood and Bile (Legacy Book 1)

Blood and Bile (Legacy Book 1)

“Before the world came to be, there was nary beginning nor end, nary sky-shield nor night-wheel, nary war-garb nor shield-foe, nary fate-heeder nor fate-weaver, nor any thing living or dying or dead.”Ranvir ripped meat from bone, the dew of deep wounds dribbling between his fingers. He packed th... More info →
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Author: Amie Irene Winters
Strange Luck

Strange Luck

Prepare to be dazzled by a world built using stolen memories - where magic thrives and where the power to remember and to forget can destroy just as quickly as it can create. This imaginative, well-crafted fantasy will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an exhilarating adventure into ano... More info →
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The Nightmare Birds (Strange Luck Book 2)

The Nightmare Birds (Strange Luck Book 2)

Only those who possess wild eyes, an impulsive heart, and a wandering spirit hunt for the Theater of Secrets—and once they witness the darkest of magic, they don’t return.It promises to change your life forever—but is the mysterious Theater of Secrets legend or something more? Tasked to answer... More info →
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Author: Louis Rakovich
The End of the Trail

The End of the Trail

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A barren land of salt and snow; a castle where underground paths twist and turn in endless circles and a reclusive king has not shown his face in years; a forest where few things are what they seem. An unnamed hero must navigate through these places as he takes on the task of tracking down a suppose... More info →
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Author: Tom Fallwell
A Whisper In The Shadows: (Rangers of Laerean, #1)

A Whisper In The Shadows: (Rangers of Laerean, #1)

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Tag: April 2017
The Rangers of Laerean are the protectors of the people, the heroes of Hir. Their exploits are legendary and their great deeds recounted in tales across the ages. These are the stories that will be told for generations.When the Ranger Baric meets the exotic and alluring woman from Vaar'da, Whisper, ... More info →
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A Whisper In The Shadows: (Rangers of Laerean, #1)

A Whisper In The Shadows: (Rangers of Laerean, #1)

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Tag: April 2017
The Rangers of Laerean are the protectors of the people, the heroes of Hir. Their exploits are legendary and their great deeds recounted in tales across the ages. These are the stories that will be told for generations.When the Ranger Baric meets the exotic and alluring woman from Vaar'da, Whisper, ... More info →
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Dragonblood Throne: Legacy

Dragonblood Throne: Legacy

Orphaned as a young child and growing up alone in the forest, Delina lives a life of isolation; her only companion a saber-toothed panther. Her strange eyes frighten those she occasionaly encounters, so she keeps to herself, until a young, wounded warrior ends up at her doorstep. As she nurses him b... More info →
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Author: Ashley Capes
City of Masks: (An Epic Fantasy Novel) (The Bone Mask Trilogy Book 1)

City of Masks: (An Epic Fantasy Novel) (The Bone Mask Trilogy Book 1)

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An epic fantasy adventure in a world of cold steel and awe-inspiring magic!Waking in Anaskar Prison, covered in blood and accused of murder, nobody will listen to Notch's claims of innocence until he meets the future Protector of the Monarchy, Sofia Falco.But Sofia has her own burdens. The first fem... More info →
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The Lost Mask: (An Epic Fantasy Novel) (The Bone Mask Trilogy Book 2)

The Lost Mask: (An Epic Fantasy Novel) (The Bone Mask Trilogy Book 2)

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The enormous corpse of the Sea Beast has breached the walls and an invasion from across the sea is threatening. Cut off from the mysterious golden egg and bereft of the hope of ever seeing his family again, Ain remains in prison, at the mercy of the new king who obviously wants something from him. M... More info →
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The Book of Never: Volumes 1-5

The Book of Never: Volumes 1-5

Adventure? Check. Magic? Check. Sarcasm? You bet.After years of running down dead-end clues, the rogue Never has nearly given up his quest for answers; his blood is cursed and his true name a mystery, yet no library, no healer and none who claim to know dark magics have ever been able to help.Until ... More info →
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