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The Circle of Friends series follows a group of young adults as they face different challenges and learn to overcome. The emotionally gripping stories focus on love, friendships and the pursuit of dreams. Aimed at adults/young adults, these books defy the growing trend of salacious titles, especially for teenagers. Positive and uplifting, this series will leave readers determined to overcome their obstacles and achieve their goals.

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Monday, February 2, 2015

New Release in Science Fiction and Fantasy

The Warrior and the Governor by Susan Kelley

An alien warrior makes a promise to protect an Earth colony from a horrifying invading horde, but the lovely, stubborn governor vows to save her people and the stranger committed to dying in battle.

Alien warrior, Liam of Gaviron, has lost everything. Keeping his promise to a dying Earthling to keep the man’s daughter and her mother safe from an invading horde offers him a chance to end his tortured existence fighting his hated enemy.

Governor Siva had almost given up hope for the survival of her colony until Liam arrives and beats back the predators killing her people. But as her hopes rise, she realizes Liam has none for himself. Her mission expands to teaching the handsome, grim warrior how to live and love again.

But first they must fend off starvation and kill the hundreds of hungry, intelligent creatures that have made humans their favorite meal.

Purchase it at Amazon

Ashes Burn Season 1: Ashes Away by Tyrean Martinson

Fantasy, intrigue, and adventure in 30 episodes of hint fiction.
Wend wants to run from a nightmarish past.
Teresa wants to find the man she loves before his enemies do.
And King Bryant just wants total power and no complications.

Purchase it on Amazon / Smashwords / Barnes & Noble

Woven by Michael Jensen and David Powers King

Two unlikely allies must journey across a kingdom in the hopes of thwarting death itself.

All his life, Nels has wanted to be a knight of the kingdom of Avërand. Tall and strong, and with a knack for helping those in need, the people of his sleepy little village have even taken to calling him the Knight of Cobblestown.

But that was before Nels died, murdered outside his home by a mysterious figure.

Now the young hero has awoken as a ghost, invisible to all around him save one person—his only hope for understanding what happened to him—the kingdom’s heir, Princess Tyra. At first the spoiled royal wants nothing to do with Nels, but as the mystery of his death unravels, the two find themselves linked by a secret, and an enemy who could be hiding behind any face.

Nels and Tyra have no choice but to abscond from the castle, charting a hidden world of tangled magic and forlorn phantoms. They must seek out an ancient needle with the power to mend what has been torn, and they have to move fast. Because soon Nels will disappear forever.

Purchase it at IndieBound / Amazon / Barnes & Noble / BAM / iTunes