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Nahar by Kirk Templeton

Unsettling, dark, and deeply erotic… Set in an alternative world with an Indo-Persian flavor, Templeton’s debut is a deft blend of the elements of romance, high erotica, and speculative fiction. Nahar, the beautiful young queen of Samandal, is content ruling…
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Where is the Sun? by Tamar Johnson

A charming book that speaks directly to young hearts… Johnson returns with this striking picture book that celebrates positivity and gratitude. As young Lea and her mom set out to do their errands through the gray, rainy city streets, the…
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One Winter’s Kiss: A Beautiful Nightmare Story by L.C. Son

Stunning and provocative… In this standalone Beautiful Nightmare Story, Son skillfully combines a satisfying romance with vivid detail and relentless twists, knit together by fantastical supernatural intrigue. Winter is excited as it’s Elysian Manor’s turn to host the Supernatural Regency…
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Veronica: A Musketeer’s Story by Jody Studdard

Wickedly readable and thrilling … Feminism, bravery, and integrity collide to make a rip-roaring high fantasy that draws heavy inspiration from the original Three Musketeers in Studdard’s latest. Hailing from a family of top-notch male matador champions, Verónica Espinosa knows…
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A Scandal of the Particular by Steve Hamilton

An unbearably tense legal thriller… Vivid and intense, Hamilton’s dark debut adeptly articulates the challenges and complexities of love and violence. Attorney Hyman Kazan is at his lowest point in life: with a struggling legal career and a failed relationship,…
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Dead Men Don’t Snore by David M Cameron

Smart, atmospheric, staunchly engrossing… Set in the idyllic town of Calpe in Southern Spain, Cameron’s intricate latest introduces Gordon Bennet, ex-military and ex-mercenary, entangled in murder and intrigue. Gordon’s military career is over with a dishonorable discharge, and his marriage…
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Iris of the Willow: Part 1: February 29th by Michael DeDominicis

Ingeniously structured and damn engrossing… The intriguing fantasy land of Dea Dominion serves as the setting for DeDominicis’s sparkling debut. Trying to come to terms with the suffocating conditions of her life, Iris Paisley finds a friend and companion in…
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Presence, the Play by William E. Jefferson

An entertaining and occasionally provocative allegorical tale… Jefferson lightly touches on myth, fantasy, and spirituality, crafting an allegorical tale of today’s America. Script, a playwright and monk, is content living on the Isle of Estillyen and working on his plays.…
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The King of Minear’s Son by R.J. Passer

An entirely fresh and addicting medieval fantasy… Passer merges myth, magic, adventure, and dark intrigue in her debut, a tale of one young man’s quest to shape his own identity in a forever shifting world of political alienations. Prince Taelor…
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Karik’s First Battle (The Legends of Karik Book 1) by Evan Oliver

A first-rate adventure… Oliver skillfully builds a fast-paced YA fantasy both around the battle between good and evil and his protagonist’s struggles to survive in the face of tormenting circumstances in his gripping series kicker in The Legends of Karik…