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Genre List

We have 157 works listed!

Children/Middle Grade

Author Title Description Locations
Mandy Eve-Barnett Ockleberries to the Rescue

Children's chapter book.

Woodland sprites, Tansy and Crispin help all the forest animals, with their ailments or injuries, no matter how big or how small. The healing potions and practices they use were handed down generation to generation. Living in a home built within the roots of a magnificent old oak tree, the two sprites and their animal helpers, remain hidden from human eyes.

•  www.amazon.ca
•  www.smashwords.com
•  www.dreamwritepublishing.ca
Mi'sel Joe Muinji’j Becomes a Man

Muinji’j has been waiting all his life to make this trip with his grandfather – a trip to the city to sell otter, beaver and muskrat pelts, and bring back supplies to the village. It’s a long expedition that tests Muinji’j’s reserves of strength, patience and maturity.

Just as he thinks he and his niskamij have faced all of their challenges, the worst happens – his naskamij falls ill. Although Muinji’j gathers the medicine his grandfather asks for, it doesn’t help fast enough. Both of them realize that there is only one solution: Muinji’j must continue the journey alone. He must face the challenges and mysteries of a city he has never seen, and return to help his grandfather as well as his village that relies on him.

•  www.breakwaterbooks.com
O'Neill Joe My Indian

In 1822, William Epps Cormack sought the expertise of a guide who could lead him across Newfoundland in search of the last remaining Beothuk camps on the island. In his journals, Cormack refers to his guide only as “My Indian.”

Now, almost two hundred years later, Mi’sel Joe and Sheila O’Neill reclaim the story of Sylvester Joe, the Mi’kmaw guide engaged by Cormack. In a remarkable feat of historical fiction, My Indian follows Sylvester Joe from his birth (in what is now known as Miawpukek First Nation) and early life in his community to his journey across the island with Cormack. But will Sylvester Joe lead Cormack to the Beothuk, or will he protect the Beothuk and lead his colonial explorer away?

In rewriting the narrative

•  www.breakwaterbooks.com
Alison Lohans Germy Johnson's Piano War

An early chapter book for young readers

J.J. and his best friend Derek are horrified when their mothers sign them up for piano lessons - without even consulting them first!

Worse, J.J.'s lesson is the same time as his favourite Saturday TV show. AND at his first lesson, J.J. falls and gets a black eye from the piano!

J.J. decides it's time to declare war.

Then a new boy comes to school. Suddenly Derek is friends with Michael, instead. And Michael LIKES to play the piano!

Somehow J.J. starts getting in trouble at school. And what about the bully, Shaun...?

•  ourlittlebookshop.bigcartel.com
•  alisonlohans.wordpress.com
Alison Lohans Leaving Mr. Humphries

Children's picture book

Everyone thinks Josh is too old for Mr. Humphries, his teddy bear.

But when Josh has to stay at the cottage with Grandpa and Aunt Judy, it's Mr. Humphries who keeps Josh company--at night in the spooky attic bedroom; on long dark walks to the outhouse; and on boat rides too.

When Mr. Humphries has an adventure of his own, is Josh ready to let him go?

Finalist: Saskatchewan Book Awards; High Plains Book Awards; Shining Willow Book Award

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•  www.ynwp.ca
•  alisonlohans.wordpress.com

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Fantasy

Author Title Description Locations
Sue Archer Fortune's Shadow

A contemporary urban/paranormal fantasy set in a Canadian lakeside town full of quirky characters, family secrets, and magic gone sideways...

Jocelyn “Jinxy” Lancaster is having a horrible week. Her dream of becoming a famous indie musician is going nowhere, her day job in her tourist-friendly hometown of Bridgepoint is in danger of disappearing, and to top it all off, it’s almost the ten-year anniversary of her mom’s death.

When her best friend Grace gives her a wish keeper to help change her luck, she decides she’s got nothing left to lose...but does she?

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•  suearcherwordsmith.com
Laura VanArendonk Baugh Shard & Shield, The Shard of Elan series

He can save her—if he sacrifices those he swore to protect.

When the artifact meant to end interdimensional war is damaged, a mage is trapped on the other side of the rift—and only bastard soldier Shianan knows the cheery boy with her is really a monstrous enemy, disguised as human. Ariana is one of Shianan’s few friends, but rescue requires treason and betraying his people to attack.

In a world of deadly magic, Ariana’s only ally is her former servant, once again a renowned warrior caught up in political machinations. To survive, he must renew the fight against Ariana’s world.

As wasted armies brace for fresh battle, bastard, mage, and monster must set aside prejudice and rivalry to end centuries of conflict, before they d

•  books2read.com
•  amzn.to
•  lauravanarendonkbaugh.com
Laura VanArendonk Baugh The Songweaver's Vow

She tells Greek legends to entertain Norse gods—until one of her stories leads to murder.

When Euthalia’s father trades her to raiders, her best hope is to be made a wife instead of a slave. She gets her wish—sort of—when she’s sacrificed as a bride to a god.

Her inhuman husband seems kind, but he visits only in the dark and will not allow her to look upon him. Euthalia becomes known as a storyteller, spinning ancient Greek tales to entertain Asgard’s gods and monsters. When a story precipitates a god’s murder and horrific retribution, Euthalia discovers there is a monster in her bed as well. Alone in hostile Asgard, Euthalia must ally with a spiteful goddess to sway Odin himself before bloody tragedy opens Ragnarok, the e

•  books2read.com
•  mysoundwise.com
•  lauravanarendonkbaugh.com
Susan Bohnet The Viking Time Traveler

A modern woman running from bad news meets an ancient Viking magically transported to a Norse festival in Scotland. It seems unbelievable that Leif is from the past. Except…there are so many things backing up his story, including some very Viking-looking enemies.

In this sweet time travel adventure series, forces from their separate times threaten to tear Leif and Becca apart.

This is the first book in a complete 4-book series.

•  www.amazon.ca
•  www.amazon.com
Mandy Eve-Barnett The Commodore's Gift

Steampunk adventure & romance.

Under the Buldrick Empire’s rule, Owena finds herself fighting alongside a rebel force. Her aptitude for strategy and swordsmanship come to the fore. When she meets Galen, not only does she fall in love but becomes even more determined to join the fight to restore the rightful King to the throne.

•  www.amazon.ca
•  www.smashwords.com
•  www.dreamwritepublishing.ca
Mandy Eve-Barnett The Rython Kingdom and Rython Legacy

The Rython Kingdom - Unaware he is a pawn in a vengeful plan, Guillem’s actions may release an evil witch from her entrapment.

The famed troubadour attends the king’s court to recite a marvelous tale but his suspicions are raised by a strange servant. With the help of a wizened old woman, and her beautiful granddaughter, Guillem attempts to outwit the witch to save the kingdom from murder and mayhem.

Rython Legacy- Juliana held her granddaughter in her arms; it was a bittersweet moment. The child was the new sorceress, who would protect the kingdom if called upon. At that precise moment, Maralynn reign as Eldenma would be fraught with challenges, but could her exceptional power ultimately overcome.

•  www.amazon.ca
•  www.amazon.ca
•  www.dreamwritepublishing.ca
Susan Forest Bursts of Fire

Assassin. Tactician. Magic user. To reclaim her birthright as magiel of the Amber Prayer Stone, Meg Falkyn must overcome doubtful loyalties within a rising rebellion, and defeat a prince who's inherited his father' war: A prince unravelling the mystery of his brother's addition to Heaven. Bursts of Fire begins an epic political fantasy of revenge, addictions, and redemption. Publishers Lunch Buzz Books Selection; winner of the 2020 Aurora Award.

•  addictedtoheaven.com
Susan Forest Flights of Marigold

Meg and Janat Falkyn, fugitive daughters of an imperial magiel, escape to the edge of the world to restore their people’s access to their Gods—by recapturing a fabled prayer stone. But to accomplish the theft, whom can they trust? The ambitious High King’s sister thirsts for power. A calculating regent enriches himself with a steam-driven textile monopoly. A charming swindler sets up an elaborate scheme. And unraveling secrets hidden in castles, alleyways, and brothels threaten to expose everything. With rebels stalking the sisters, and the High King's armies on the march, Meg’s time is up. Publishers Lunch Selection.

•  speculative-fiction.ca
L.T. Getty Tower of Obsidian

When Kale mac Tadhg is betrayed by his lord’s men, he is sent on an impossible quest: to slay a witch in a tower, and end a people’s curse. Both Kale’s best friend Aaron Smithson and former betrothed Aoife of Westgate set out to rescue him, but their journey takes them into the uncharted waters and Nordic colonies, to a land cursed and all but forgotten as they begin to realize that there is some truth to old legends. Kale’s rescue comes at a price – for by the time Aaron and Aoife know where to search, like so many before him, Kale becomes

•  champagnebooks.com
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L.T. Getty Witchslayer's Scion

Koth’s life was decided for him since before he was born, for his ability to heal wounds by touch is rare even among his people. When an attempted kidnapping turns to sacrificial murder, he embraces vengeance and the sword. As he journeys far from his small isolated village in the north, he learns the truth as to why his bloodline is targeted by strange magic, in a world still rebuilding from a time when dark sorcerers didn’t bother with secrecy.

Koth thinks his quest is straightforward enough--find the men responsible, and kill them--and any who aid them. He will soon learn that those who have both privilege and power, there are few things they lack--and in the pursuit of godhood, their allies can prove even more sinister as mere mo

•  champagnebooks.com
•  www.kobo.com
•  www.amazon.ca
J. Y. T. Kennedy Dominion

A story of perfume, dream journeys, invasions and transformations.

•  www.amazon.ca
Konn Lavery Konn Lavery Into the Macrocosm

Genetic Freaks. Celestial Beings. A Talking Goat Head.

Enter an obscure universe through the lives of 22 souls as the Nameless One and their ghoulish companion attempt to unlock the mysterious past of how they died. Yet, danger lurks even in the post-death realm, the Midway, and it is not keen on mortal visitors.

Award-winning author Konn Lavery’s short story collection explores his expanding macrocosm, sharing the same universe as his previous works such as the horror novel Seed Me, thriller YEGman, and the dark fantasy series Mental Damnation. These interconnected tales bring everything under one, strange, unsettling, cosmos.

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Eds. Liane Tsui and Grace Seybold A Quiet Afternoon 2

THE STAKES HAVE NEVER BEEN MILDER OR MORE REASONABLE!

This anthology offers 27 fantasy/SF stories to relax with, cozy tales of dragons and cryptids, haunted houses and brave cats, family recipes and unexpected romance. Authors from a dozen countries bring you the hopeful, the bittersweet, the everyday and the marvelous.

Enjoy a peaceful break from a stressful world.

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Deborah J. Lightfoot Waterspell Book 1: The Warlock

Drawn into the schemes of an angry wizard, Carin glimpses the place she once called home. It lies upon a shore that seems unreachable. To learn where she belongs and how to get there, the teenage misfit must decipher the words of an alien book, follow the clues in a bewitched poem, conjure a dragon from a pool of magic—and tread carefully around a seductive but volatile, emotionally scarred sorcerer who can’t seem to decide whether to love her or kill her. “Wonderfully written. I was hooked right away and loved that I couldn’t predict what was to come next. 5 out of 5 stars! Highly recommend to young adults and older.” —Memories Overtaking Me

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•  www.barnesandnoble.com
Deborah J. Lightfoot Waterspell Book 2: The Wysard

After blundering into the last stronghold of magic, Carin discovers that she is right to fear the wizard Verek. He is using her to seal the ruptures in the void, and she may be nothing more to him than an expendable weapon. What will he do with her—or to her—when his world is again secure? Or has he erred in believing that the last bridge has been broken? The quest may not, in fact, be over … and Lord Verek may find himself not quite as willing to dispose of his fiery water-sylph, Carin, as he once believed himself to be. “If you like epic fantasy that sweeps you to amazing, immersive worlds and while following intriguing characters, be sure to add this series to your to-read list.” —Once Upon a YA Book

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•  www.barnesandnoble.com
Deborah J. Lightfoot Waterspell Book 3: The Wisewoman

Plague and pestilence have come to Ladrehdin. With their worst fears realized, Carin and Verek set out to put right everything that has gone so badly wrong. On the final leg of their quest, they retrace Carin’s journey north from the plains—accompanied this time by the village wisewoman, Megella, author of their alliance. Along the way, Meg dredges up—from an increasingly unreliable memory—the oldest of the “old stories,” revealing how the actions of the Ancients continue to menace every life on the Wizards’ World, and beyond. “The writing is absolutely fantastic with so much detail and description. The imagery was so vivid that I felt like I could see this mystical world forming around me.” —Laura Hartley, “What’

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•  www.barnesandnoble.com
Randy McCharles A Connecticut Gumshoe in King Arthur's Court

Sam Sparrow was a lousy cop. He's a worse private eye.

But when the magician Merlin magicks him away from Hartford Connecticut to work cases in King Arthur’s Court, it may be just what Sam needs to address his trust issues while at the same time proving himself worthy of his elusive idol, Sam Spade.

Nominated for 2021 Aurora Award

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Randy McCharles Much Ado about Macbeth

When drama teacher Paul Samson decides to put on a High School production of Macbeth, he forgets that it isn’t just The Scottish Play, it is The Cursed Play. And Paul soon learns just how cursed. After grappling with his principal, the PTA, his family, and his students, he must contend with witches, ghosts, and skeletons from his past.

The show is destined from the outset to end badly, but no matter how desperate or dangerous circumstances become, Paul cannot cancel the play. Theatre has but one rule and one rule only: the show must go on.

Nominated for 2016 Aurora Award

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JP McLean Blood Mark

What if your lifelong curse is the only thing keeping you alive?

Jane Walker survives the back alleys of Vancouver, marked by a chain of blood-red birthmarks that snake around her body. During her tortured nights, she is gripped by agonizing nightmares when she sees into the past. It isn’t until, one-by-one, the marks begin to disappear that she learns the deadly truth: Her marks are the only things keeping her alive.

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•  www.kobo.com
JP McLean Burning Lies

A dishonourable legacy. A powerful enemy. A future threatened.

Emelynn Taylor learns an ugly truth: her gift has a brutal legacy. But knowing the truth doesn’t prepare Emelynn for the terrorist who rips her world apart. And when the escalating violence spreads to the inner circle of her covert community, Emelynn uncovers a conspiracy that threatens to expose the gift and all those who share it. Emelynn joins forces with a mysterious man and a prestigious family to fight a dangerous enemy. And when she lands at his feet, Emelynn must face her worst fears to save those she loves—and she must do it alone.

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•  www.kobo.com
•  www.books2read.com
JP McLean Hidden Enemy

A forbidden book. A dangerous secret. A life in the balance.

When Emelynn Taylor unearths a forbidden book, she unlocks explosive secrets that connect her to a past she never imagined. Now those secrets are threatened, and Emelynn is being hunted. With everyone hiding something, whom can she trust? Emelynn is thrust into a fiery storm as two powerful factions clash: one ancient, one evil. And both of them want a piece of her. Knowing that not even her gift of flight will save her, Emelynn forms an uneasy partnership with a dangerous man—and then she must risk her gift and her future to protect her friends’ lives.

•  mybook.to
•  www.kobo.com
•  books2read.com
JP McLean Lover Betrayed

A son in mourning. A disputed inheritance. A shocking betrayal.

When Jackson Delaney inherits a booming development company, he pledges to clean up its tarnished reputation. But a disowned half-brother thwarts his plan and lays claim to Jackson’s inheritance. Then Jackson’s wife disappears. Desperate to find her, he calls in favours from his father’s nefarious colleagues and flirts with a ruthless organization of elite Fliers. And when Jackson meets Emelynn Taylor, a mysterious Flier with no knowledge of her powerful gift, he recklessly lures her into his vengeful mission. How far will Jackson go? And how much is he prepared to sacrifice before he finds his way home?

•  mybook.to
•  www.kobo.com
•  books2read.com
JP McLean Secret Sky

Everybody wishes they could fly—until it happens. When Emelynn Taylor wakes in the hospital, her injuries present Dr. Avery Coulter with a mystery. Who is this guarded young woman? How can she have injuries consistent with falling from a great height? From nowhere? And why is she lying about it?

As Emelynn recovers, she wonders if her strange gift is instead a curse. Her emerging ability to shed gravity nearly killed her. Taking a risk, Emelynn enlists Dr. Coulter’s help. He introduces her to a secret society of others just like her. But the deeper she gets, the darker the true nature of this society becomes. Emelynn begins to question their motives and must rely on her barely controlled powers in a desperate fight for survival.

•  mybook.to
•  www.kobo.com
•  books2read.com
Lee F. Patrick Always My Love Coalition of Shifters

Ethan and Monster return to the Coalition doubting their history, especially after meeting a tribe of Lions in Africa. Other groups seek lone shifters. Both use shifters as bait but their plans for after Ethan’s capture are very different.

•  www.amazon.ca
•  www.kobo.com
Lee F. Patrick Lonely Together Coalition of Shifters

Ethan is captured by the Coalition. They aren’t what he expected. Mostly. Someone there is spreading rumours about his past to make everyone fear him. Should Ethan seek to escape and return to a lonely life with Monster in the wild places?

•  www.amazon.ca
•  www.kobo.com
Stephen B. Pearl Horn of the Kraken

The sun and moon have been devoured by the cosmic wolves. Fimbulwinter has enveloped the world in cold and darkness. Men prey on each other to survive. Amid the chaos comes a war between brothers.

Hakon, an illegitimate heir to the throne of Norveig, has obtained a horn that can summon a terror from the depths of the ocean. This monstrosity has been sinking the vessels of his half-brother, Jarl Erik Bloodaxe. Erik sends a company of heroes to infiltrate Hakon’s stronghold and steal the horn.

As with all things political, there are other agendas. Fjorn, the leader of the team, is Erik’s half-brother who could challenge Erik for the throne. Erik’s wife Gunnhild is a powerful sorceress with her own ambitions- could her goals derail the

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•  www.amazon.com
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Stephen B. Pearl Nukekubi

From ancient times, nukekubi have haunted the land of Japan. Living as men by day, they slip their heads free of their flesh at night and go in search of human prey who they drive into a terrified madness that results in death.

Ray McAndrues, an Egyptian path, Wizard-Priest, must neutralise a nukekubi that is feasting on the people of Toronto. He is aided in this by Cathy, his friend with benefits, a Priestess of Bast, and Toshiro and Kunio, two Japanese martial artists who have made hunting nukekubi their lives’ work.

As the quest plays out, questions arise. Who is hunting who? How can you slay the beast without slaying the man? What is the millennia-old connection that binds Ray to the beast, and will it help or hinder the quest?

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Marie Powell Spirit Sight (Last of the Gifted, Book 1)

“Filled with adventure and romance and a touch of fantasy… Highly Recommended. 5 Stars” – CM Reviews

Last of the Gifted: Two siblings pledge their magical gifts to protect their people from the invading English, with the help of the last true Prince of Wales—after his murder.

Warrior-in-training Hyw can control the minds of birds and animals. His sister Catrin can see the future in a drop of water. When the Prince of Wales is murdered, Hyw's gift allows him to meld with the prince's spirit. Now they must stand between their people and Longshanks' ruthless army.

“Well researched and beautifully written, Powell keeps us riveted... History and magic are intertwined effortlessly to cast a spell over the reader…” - Ottawa Revi

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•  mariepowell.ca
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Marie Powell Water Sight (Last of the Gifted, Book 2)

"An evocative epic laced with myth and fact... Powerful phrasing, sensory descriptions... The Last of the Gifted is a classic." - Ottawa Review of Books

Catrin’s gift of Second Sight may be the only hope of finding three magical relics to rally Wales—if she can outwit the English lord who wants to use her gift to capture the prince. To escape betrayal, Hyw takes refuge in his evolving gift—until shifting shapes puts his humanity in jeopardy. With Hyw trapped in his magic and her betrothed in an English jail, Catrin faces an impossible choice: save her brother, or save the one she loves.

Magic, mythology and the realities of 13th Century Wales.

“Marie Powell KILLED IT! DAMN! I could not let this book go…” - Scribble’s Worth

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•  mariepowell.ca
•  www.amazon.ca
Jennifer Rahn The Longevity Thesis

Apprenticed to the Graduate Supervisor from Hell…Born and orphaned in the Desert, Antronos was subjected to dark magic that force-merged him with reptiles. Considered exotic by some, repulsive by others, he finds acceptance and respect in the underground civilization of the Temlochti State when he earns the right to practise medicine. Wishing to further his achievement, he enters a graduate program studying longevity. Duped into an act of murder, Antronos must fight to prevent more harm to his rich and powerful clientele—some of whom he feels connected to, perhaps from a previous life. Desperate to prevent losing the family he never knew he had, Antronos must outsmart Sen Vernus, the most devious and evil professor in the University.

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Jennifer Rahn Wicked Initiations

Vladdir, King of the underground Temlochti State, is cast out into the Desert when his kingdom is invaded by Aragoths - strange soldiers controlled by the Sorcerer Ilet, who has made no demands and is destroying everything without reason.On the brink of losing everything, Vladdir gives in to a curse that fills him with cannibalistic desires, and gains him access to the capricious, dark magic of the Desert. With his new powers, he overwhelms the nearly indestructible Aragoths - but finds that Ilet was not the Aragoth commander at all. His true enemy is the mysterious Desert Priest, who taps into Vladdir's curse to ensure the King will never know peace, and to make him pay for the near obliteration of the Aragoths with all he holds dear.

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P.L. Stuart A Drowned Kingdom

Atalantean Prince Othrun leads the last survivors of his people into an uncertain future across the Sea from

their home, now lost beneath the waves. Intent on wiping out pagan worship, they will have to carve out a new

kingdom on a mysterious continent ravaged by warlords and mages channeling mystic powers. With a

mysterious spirit guiding him, Othrun means to conquer all. But pagan magic, betrayal, doubt, and dangers

await him. Othrun will be forced to confront the truths of all he believes in on his journey to become a king, and

a legend.

•  www.plstuart.com
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Talena Winters The Undine's Tear

Calandra is the most powerful undine healer in three thousand years—her people's last hope for salvation. But destiny requires a choice: enslave the man she loves or start a revolution. And if she can't find the brother she's never met, she doesn't have a hope in Tartarus. Since all the powerful healers go Mad eventually, will she save the world, or destroy it?

The Undine's Tear is the first book in the mind-blowing young adult epic historical fantasy series Rise of the Grigori. If you like complex characters, lush world-building, mermaids, dragons, angels, and demons, join Calandra in a search for redemption that will threaten the very fabric of the universe.

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General Fiction

Author Title Description Locations
Cassandra Arnold The Greenleaf Project: a novel

1997 Australia. Bridget Fletcher has a 16-year-old son, friends, a cat, a dog, the beach, and a community she adores. It seems idyllic. But secretly, she fears life is passing her by. And she still has nightmares about her ex-husband claiming his son.

When she stumbles on The Greenleaf Project, she discovers an online world of connection and purpose she never believed possible and dives into a contest to transform the town.

Sickened by the corporate world, Arthur Ross turned his back on his successful career and vowed to reconnect to nature. Bridget and The Greenleaf Project might be just what he is searching for.

Can Bridget win the contest and Arthur’s heart?

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Cassandra Arnold The Greenleaf Project: an ecofiction adventure

1997 Australia. Bridget Fletcher has a 16-year-old son, friends, a cat, a dog, the beach, and a community she adores. It seems idyllic. But secretly, she fears life is passing her by. And she still has nightmares about her ex-husband claiming his son.

When she stumbles on The Greenleaf Project, she discovers an online world of connection and purpose she never believed possible and dives into a contest to transform the town.

Sickened by the corporate world, Arthur Ross turned his back on his successful career and vowed to reconnect to nature. Bridget and The Greenleaf Project might be just what he is searching for.

Can Bridget win the contest and Arthur’s heart?

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Michelle Browne Bad Things that Happen to Girls

Tanis and Lila have learned to keep their heads down, follow their Mother's rules, and get good grades. Then Lila does the stupidest thing possible: she falls in love. The romance sparks an explosion within the religious, tightly-controlled family. As Tanis watches her family shatter, she tries to help her sister's fledgling romance survive...but maybe some things are meant to be broken.

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•  www.draft2digital.com
•  www.chapters.indigo.ca
Susan Calder To Catch a Fox

Julie Fox is on the run. A psychotic breakdown has shattered her career in Calgary, her marriage and her love for her child. Julie travels to California to search for her mother and learn the root of her problems.

Clues at a cult-like retreat appear to hold the answers. As the retreat leaders lure Julie into their twisted game, her ex-husband tries to wrest her from their control. Trapped in a tangle of lies, Julie’s grip on reality falters.

Who will catch Julie Fox? Or will she break free, confront the truth about her past and set out on a new journey?

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•  www.smashwords.com
Stephanie Galay Evergreen

Five years ago, Liz fled her home town after she and her friends narrowly escaped death at the hands of a demon.

Two days ago, her parents were killed in a car accident, and in order to put them to rest, Liz is forced to return to the town she swore she'd never step foot in again.

Now, nightmares plague Liz's sleep, estranged friends are holding grudges and they are all falling victim to serious, and even life-threatening accidents.

Through it all, they must figure out how to work together, because the demon is back, and this time EVERGREEN itself is at stake.

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Konn Lavery Konn Lavery Rave

Twenty-four hours of drugs, bloodshed, and lust.

Cursed by love, desire, and his cousin’s crime, Seth needs the greatest rave of 1999 for an escape. But his hopes of sweet release wither as he and his friends carelessly get their DNA on an unexplainable murder.

The RCMP are going to love them! They’ll completely believe that these drugged-out kids at an illegal festival saw a horned man-beast decapitating people—right?

Oh, and Seth’s cousin Floyd shows up to shed light on his dark, unsettling past. These four kids are in for the rave of a lifetime.

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Joy Norstrom Flying the Nest

Lonely millennial Chad MacEwan can’t seem to get it together. While his boomer Uncle Martin sails through his twilight years with a full social calendar, Chad’s weekly highpoint is dutifully visiting Martin at the Eldernest Assisted Living Lodge. Maybe his uncle’s magnetism will rub off on him, or maybe...it won't.

It’s not only Chad who struggles with loneliness and self-doubt; the Eldernest is teeming with residents searching for belonging.

As Chad becomes entangled in the lives of Eldernest residents, each person must decide how much to risk in their pursuit of companionship and connection. Flying the Nest is a heartfelt examination of our assumptions on aging and sexuality, the strength of family, and the enduring power o

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Joy Norstrom Out of Play

It’s been fifteen years of marriage and the threads holding Gillian and Ralph together are wearing thin. So thin, Gillian isn’t sure it’s worth holding on.

She's a professional musician and yoga enthusiast who enjoys a good latte. He's a larper. Larp stands for Live Action Role Play and involves dressing in character and chasing imaginary foes through rented campgrounds.

Gillian seeks support from a therapist and is surprised when she’s encouraged to give Ralph’s hobby a try. “Who knows? It may make you smile. It may make you laugh. It may even improve your sex life. How terrible could it be?”

Gillian’s about to find out. Will going on a role-play adventure heal Gillian's marriage, or will the game shed light on eve

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Linda J. Pedley An Elizabethan Affair

1591 - times of adventure, a ruling queen, and great expectations.

1991 - Elizabeth is a modern woman born in the wrong era. She lives and breathes literature and devotes her life to preserving the literary master's work, especially William Shakespeare. A chance meeting with Mila, a young woman wise beyond her years, gives Elizabeth the opportunity of a lifetime. When desperate desires tempt modern passions there is no stopping an Elizabethan affair...

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Linda J. Pedley Power Struggle

The struggle is not always about power... Martin Wells Jr.’s signature on a document signifies that it has undergone the rigorous scrutiny of research and public inquiry, and only then passing through the evidentiary hearing before the Power Commission. To some, his signature is synonymous with not only wealth, but power, too. But if you are unwittingly drawn into a nuclear ruse where you must conform or lose those around you - what would you do? When Martin signs on the dotted line, what must he do to earn back industry respect, avenge his father’s death, and regain another chance at love?

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Robert G Proudfoot Come By Here, My Lord - Seen in a Mirror Dimly

Orwell Hughes, son of a Canadian diplomat and an expatriate student at the University of Zambia, enjoys a privileged life in 1974 as a young man coming of age in turbulent southern Africa. He endears himself to local students through keen interest in African languages, history, and aspirations, yet suffers racism and awkward relationships that his father and older brother Richard can't solve. Orwell invites Tracy MacDonachie, his former Sunday school teacher and youth leader, to visit him in Zambia, hoping that this wise and successful, older man will further mentor him. Tracy's sisters Kathleen and Alicia accompany him on safari, but the MacDonachies are not as remembered, and stay too long, turning Orwell's idyllic life upside down.

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Andrew Snook Remy's Dilemma (Book I of The Remy Delemme Series)

Remy Delemme believes the world is coming to an end. While double-checking his lifelong to-do list to ensure he has led a rich life, he realizes he hasn’t come close to completing his goals. Panicked and short on time, Remy embarks on a chaotic road trip to complete the most important item on his bucket list – finding the answer to man’s greatest question. There’s just one problem. Detective Tobias Gray, the most respected criminal profiler in the Toronto Police Department, thinks Remy is a serial killer; and he’s not the only one who has come to that conclusion. Armed with a green crayon, smiley-faced stamp and a pack of cigarettes, Remy, carves a path of destruction, baffling the police, his government and every one that crosses

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Andrew Snook Remy's Dilemma: Special Delivery (Book II of The Remy Delemme Series)

Remy finds himself detained in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, arrested for crimes against the Glamerican government. To earn his freedom and avoid incarceration, a confused yet cooperative Remy is forced to work as a shadow agent for the government. Unfortunately for them, Remy isn’t the criminal genius they pegged him for, and he inadvertently sets off a series of events that could spell doom for the entire world. Meanwhile, Toronto police detective Tobias Gray attempts to track him down and rescue Rose Maheen, the love of Remy’s life who has mysteriously gone missing. Along with a cast of wickedly funny characters, including a grizzly moose addicted to maple beans, Remy sets off across Western Canada on the adventure of his life.

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L.H. Stone INTO THE BEND

I think that wanting to help each other is a natural occurrence; part of our DNA. Thank goodness for that, because Holly Bender can use a truckload of help.

Enter the world of Holly Bender, who volunteers to make bars - her Raspberry-Delicious ones. Or that’s what she thinks she does. Aside from the fact that she mishears and now has to come up with 150 knitted scarves. The problem is ... she can’t knit.

Hearing through the grapevine, a ragtag variety of women rush to her aid with yarn and needles in hand.

This is exactly how secret societies are born.

Who knew a bit of string and long sticks can solve so much!

Grab your drink of choice then sit back and let me tell you a story.

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Heidi Wicks Melt

Jess is a sensitive creature of habit. Cait is her passionate and impulsive best friend. And in Melt, Heidi Wicks follows the lives of these characters from their teenage years into their late thirties—through drifting desires, fake tans, economic turbulence, kids, grief, job loss, love loss, and personal renewal. Shifting radiantly between the late nineties and the present day, Melt explores the life-sustaining anatomy of friendship and the complex relationships we have with our pasts.

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Talena Winters Finding Heaven

Sometimes to find heaven, you have to go through hell…

Sarah seems to have the perfect life—a successful career, a successful lawyer husband, and the freedom to do whatever she wants. Or does she?

Behind the façade, her marriage is a shambles, she hates her career, and she feels trapped behind masks of her own making. A cancer diagnosis has just dealt the final blow.

A chance encounter with Steve—a man who gave up the rat race to help Mumbai's prostitutes—makes her question her priorities and wonder if it's time for a change. But the kind of love he offers seems unattainable. Besides, she knows he must be hiding something, just like everyone else.

Is it too late for Sarah to find heaven?

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Mystery

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Susan Calder A Deadly Fall

Paula Savard’s life has stalled. Her lukewarm love life, job as an insurance adjuster, and grownup children are more frustrating than exciting. She gets more than she asked for when her friend, Callie, is murdered while jogging to Paula’s inner-city Calgary home. The police suggest Callie was coming to Paula for help.

From guilt she wasn’t there for her friend, Paula infiltrates Callie’s life. Paula’s suspicions zero in on Callie’s new husband, Sam. But is his interest in Paula a ploy to trick her into abandoning her investigations? As Paula sifts through lies and truths, she hatches a plan to draw the killer out. The plan’s success would allow her to solve the murder and pay her debt to Callie, and give Paula’s life a f

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Susan Calder Ten Days in Summer

Calgary, Alberta, gears up for its ten-day Stampede festival. When a hoarder dies in a suspicious house fire, adjuster Paula Savard sets the revelry aside to handle the property insurance claim. Paula’s interviews with the hoarder’s heirs raise questions. What are they hiding from the police? Did one of them set the blaze to kill a relative and hasten an inheritance?

The case turns personal when Paula’s daughter becomes involved with a suspect. Paula fears for her daughter’s safety. While the police are occupied with keeping order during the Stampede, Paula digs through the hoarder’s life. She unearths betrayal, murder and a long-ago secret that led to his death. Exposing the truth would put Paula at risk, but free a troubled

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Susan Calder Winter's Rage

A hit-and-run driver kills a pedestrian one cold winter’s night in Calgary, Alberta. The car’s owner insists he wasn’t driving. Insurance investigator Paula Savard sympathizes with the elderly man until she discovers his disturbing history.

Paula unearths family secrets that go back thirty years. The elderly man blames the dead woman for tearing his family apart. But others had access to his car and reasons to wish the victim dead. Paula becomes convinced the hit and run was murder, but who was driving?

A startling confession leads the police to make an arrest. Paula fears they will convict an innocent person. She digs deeper, unaware she’s on a collision course with a desperate killer consumed with vengeance and rage.

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A.J. Devlin COBRA CLUTCH

“Hammerhead” Jed Ounstead thought he’d traded the pro-wrestling world for the less dangerous one of a bar bouncer and errand boy for his father’s detective agency, but the squared circle wasn’t quite done with him yet. When his former tag-team partner draws upon their old friendship for help in finding his kidnapped pet snake, Jed finds himself dragged back into the fold of sleazy promoters, gimmicky performers, and violence inside and outside the ring. As the venom of Vancouver’s criminal underworld begins to seep into Jed’s life, a steel chair to the back of the head is the least of his problems.

Cobra Clutch is a fast-paced, hard-hitting debut novel by A.J. Devlin that features an unstoppable combo: a signature move of

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A.J. Devlin ROLLING THUNDER

Former pro wrestler "Hammerhead" Jed Ounstead, now a fully-fledged private investigator, is riding high after his first successful case. In this second episode, Jed leaves the wrestling realm to enter a new arena: women's flat-track roller derby. When an old acquaintance seeks his help finding her team's missing coach, Jed discovers that the turnbuckle-and-metal-chair mayhem of the wrestling ring pales in comparison to roller derby's four-wheeled ferocity. When the thunder rolls, Jed finds he needs more than a few of his beloved banana milkshakes to solve this case.

Rolling Thunder continues A.J. Devlin's hard-hitting, award-winning mystery series with its unbeatable one-two punch of over-the-top-rope humour and elbow-to-the-face adventu

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Guglielmo D'Izzia The Transaction

De Angelis, an inscrutable northerner, comes to a small town perched in Sicily's hinterland to negotiate a real estate transaction, only to find himself embroiled in a criminal conspiracy. What follows is a web of unsettling events, involving child prostitution and brazen killings. And at the heart of it: an alluring blue-eyed girl, Marinella. The chance encounter with the eleven-year-old traps him in a psychological and moral cul-de-sac. Told in a cinematic, darkly humorous genre-bending prose, The Transaction traces De Angelis’ Kafkaesque descent into deviancy.

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W. L. Hawkin To Charm a Killer: a Hollystone Mystery Book 1

When a third witch vanishes from Vancouver, the witches of Hollystone Coven spin a charm to catch the killer. But spells spin ripples and in the ensuing chaos, an innocent girl gets caught up in the charm. As obsessed with the killer as the killer is with him, their high priest, Estrada, vows to find the man and stop him—a quest that takes him to Ireland. A Wicca coven. A terrifying prophecy. A seventeen-year-old girl and a serial killer hunting witches. Can Estrada stop him or is he too caught up in the charm? W.L. Hawkin weaves threads of Macbeth, ancient Irish myth, and edgy love into this mysterious urban fantasy.

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W. L. Hawkin To Kill a King: a Hollystone Mystery Book 4

Sorcha just wanted to warn Ruairí of his fate until she saw him and fell in love. How could she leave him to be ritually murdered and cast in a bog to cure for two thousand years? Though he's grieving the loss of his lover, when Estrada realizes Sorcha is trapped in Iron Age Ireland, he demands that Cernunnos take him and Dylan back through time to rescue her. How can Sorcha, the fiery archaeologist, survive this warrior culture? Assuming she's fey, Ruairí's rival wants her power; worse still, Ruairí's lover, the wicked Crow Queen, wants her dead. Can Estrada use his Wiccan powers and magician's skills to defeat Iron Age Druids and bring his friends home? A romantic, time-travel, prehistoric thriller.

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W. L. Hawkin To Render a Raven: a Hollystone Mystery Book 3

Estrada is High Priest of Hollystone Coven, a shaman and magician. But is he a match for a vengeful vampire? When Diego steals his daughter from her crib, the Hollystone witches converge. The same night, a woman is murdered and another abducted. All three scenes are marked by roses that point to Michael Stryker, Estrada’s lover and best friend—a man with a strange dark virus brewing inside him. As the witches journey up the Pacific coast, emotions run raw as the close confines of a yacht heighten the tension between his jealous lovers. And then they meet the ravens . . . Diego wants blood. Estrada wants his baby back. What will the high priest sacrifice to bring his daughter home? A sexy Hitchcockian thriller that demystifies Vampire.

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W. L. Hawkin To Sleep with Stones: a Hollystone Mystery Book 2

When a renegade archaeologist discovers an Egyptian artifact in Scotland, Dylan McBride’s world implodes. Imprisoned for murder, he summons his friend, the Wicca Priest, Estrada, to solve the crime and set him free. Unable to turn down Dylan’s cry for help, Estrada abandons his melancholy lover in Canada where he gets targeted by a vicious vampire. Estrada faces his inner demons. After playing vampire for years, Michael Stryker confronts a real vampire in a life-changing showdown. And, sweet, virginal, Dylan McBride, faces his greatest fears in one of Scotland’s most terrifying prisons. Who will survive? A fast-paced murder mystery spiked with edgy urban fantasy, that opens portals into the realm of witches, faeries, and vampires.

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Linda Keith Black Iris

*Shortlisted for the Seventh Annual Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writers Prize in Mystery.

I’ll let you in on a secret: the entire city of Edinburgh thinks I’m a mysterious underground artist named Black Iris who destroys her paintings live on the internet, but that is not who I am. Who I am might surprise you.

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Linda Keith Scrimshaw

*Scrimshaw is the thrilling sequel to Black Iris, shortlisted for the Seventh Annual Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize in Mystery.

I’ll let you in on another secret: I was once an underground artist who destroyed her paintings live on the internet, but that’s not who I am anymore. Now that my brother is safe, my alter ego, Black Iris, can retire. The problem is, the city of Edinburgh refuses to let her go.

Strange men are following me, a psychopath is inside my head, and threatening packages keep arriving in the mail. I wanted to leave my past behind me, but if I’m going to stop the threats, and make sure Loki stays in jail, I may need to release Black Iris from the shadows after all.

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Winona Kent Disturbing the Peace

Jason Davey's last job was aboard the cruise ship Star Sapphire sailing from Vancouver to Alaska. Now Jason's back on shore, and he has a regular gig at a jazz club in London, England.

When Dominic, Jason's film-student son, asks his dad to help track down a missing musician for a documentary he's making, Jason leaps at the chance.

Ben Quigley played rhythm guitar in Jason's parents' folk group Figgis Green in the late 1960s. And he dropped off the face of the earth four years ago.

Jason's search ultimately brings him to Peace River in the middle of February. And what he discovers here is both intriguing - and disturbing.

Book 1 in the Jason Davey Mysteries.

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Winona Kent Kent Cold Play

Jason Davey ran away to sea after the death of his wife, finding work as a contract entertainer aboard the cruise ship Star Sapphire. But when faces from his past come aboard as passengers, Jason’s routine trip to Alaska becomes anything but relaxing.

Jason’s wife once worked for Diana Wyndham, a beautiful and eccentric actress. And hard-drinking ex-rocker, Rick Redding, once toured with a band Jason has strong ties to. Now Diana occupies one of the ship’s luxury suites, and Rick dwells in the stateroom next door. Between them, they may know more about Jason’s secret past than anyone suspects.

Jason Davey’s first big adventure.

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Winona Kent Lost Time

Sixteen-year old Pippa Gladstone vanished while on holiday with her parents in Spain in 1974. Her mother had her declared dead. Forty years later, a new photo shows her very much alive at the Wiltshire Folk Festival—and professional musician/amateur sleuth Jason Davey is asked to investigate.

Book 3 in the Jason Davey Mystery Series.

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Winona Kent Notes on a Missing G-String

When professional jazz guitarist and amateur sleuth Jason Davey agrees to investigate the theft of £10,000 from a locker at a London lapdancing club, he's drawn into the rapidly-shrinking but seamy side of Soho's sex trade.

Jason initially considers the case unsolvable until he comes face to face with London crime boss Arthur Braskey and discovers not everything exotic dancer Holly Medford’s been telling him is the complete truth.

Although Jason’s an excellent musician, he’s still undecided about his sleuthing skills and, as a result, he misses several subtle but vital clues to Holly’s real identity, and nearly loses his life in the process.

Book 2 in the Jason Davey Mysteries.

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Randy McCharles The Peter Galloway Private Investigator series

What's a retired homicide cop turned P.I. to do when corpses keep turning up at his feet?

Follow the adventures of Peter Galloway as he stumbles across murder and mayhem while searching for his fugitive father, wanted by the police for the murder of Peter's mother.

Each of the 5 novels (so far) is a standalone mystery, but you'll want to read them in order to keep abreast of Galloway's central family matters.

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Kristine Raymond Finn-agled

A secret message hidden inside of an antique wooden box, an unidentified dead body, and a mother determined to marry her off to the high school crush whom she hasn’t seen since…well…high school. There’s no doubt about it; Finn Bartusiak’s life in the seaside town of Port New is about to get interesting.

Coming into possession of a 19th-century, bronze and mahogany writing box under somewhat suspicious circumstances, Finn’s accidental discovery of a coded note leads her and Spencer Dane, bestselling novelist and love of her life (though he doesn’t know it yet), on a quest to unravel the mystery behind the jumble of letters. But they’re not the only ones interested in the cryptic message. There’s a con man on their trail,

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Vanessa Westermann An Excuse For Murder

As a former bodyguard, it should be easy for Gary Fenris to kill, especially when the motive is revenge. But Gary has made two mistakes in his life. The first was letting the woman he loved die on his watch. The second was thinking vengeance could bring him peace.

Local bookstore owner and amateur lock pick Kate Rowan loves nothing more than a good mystery. Her curiosity soon leads her down a trail of blackmail, obsession and death. Despite the risk—or maybe because of it—Gary finds himself drawn to Kate. When danger strikes, Gary is forced to face the fact that he used love as an excuse for murder. And he's got one last score to settle.

“A lyrical thriller... Kate Rowan is the perfect heroine for our times.”—Barbara Frad

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Non-fiction

Author Title Description Locations
Cassandra Arnold Beyond Borders: reflections from the humanitarian frontline

In this story of humanitarian emergency medical work as a physician with Médecins Sans Frontières in Africa, Cassandra Arnold uses spare prose and haunting images to share the heartbreak and the humor, the challenges and the celebrations of volunteer work overseas.

From February 2009 to October 2013, Dr Cassandra Arnold spent twenty months in the field as a volunteer with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières. This is Niger, where it all began.

Profits donated to MSF Canada

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Susan Bohnet Generation Why

Come along on this lighthearted foray into family life with young children. These relatable stories will have you nodding and smiling. And if you see an angelic child next to a two-inch deep puddle of Kool-Aid on the living room carpet, you will be able to say, "Someday, this will be funny."

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Jeff Parry Fail to Win: Because of the Beatles

The Beatles. From his first exposure to Please Please Me at the age of nine, to bringing his London West End production of Let It Be: A Tribute to the Beatles to Broadway, their music has shaped Jeff Parry's career and life.

And what a life. Producing Flood Aid in support of the devastation caused by Calgary's 2013 flood, flying on Bill Coby's private jet, mounting extravaganzas in Japan, dining with Randy Bachman in London—music and theatrical promotion have taken Jeff around the world.

Fail To Win: Because of the Beatles is an insider's look at the enigmatic world of big finance, overblown egos, and phenomenal risk—and reward—in the behind-the-scenes machinations of international rock music promotions.

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Linda J. Pedley A Writer's Life: An Ode to the Bard

A collection of Writing Tips, Articles, and Personal musings as a tribute to the Bard and the Writing Life. Learn - Share - Create... come write along with me.

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Linda J. Pedley Freeing the Creative Spirit

My Writing Life - this book is about the creating of the "creative me." It is about the process of how the person I am now came to be, emerging from the protective shell that sealed me from that which I needed to be in order to feel alive. It is about my write life. It is about "freeing the creative spirit."

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Robert Proudfoot A Playful Policeman Meets the Citizen-Making Teacher

This biography explores lives and times of the author's grandparents, George and Olive MacDonald, in Edmonton (1906 to 1919). George and Olive were among thousands of migrating people who helped build and shape Edmonton, then a dynamic city of a century ago, but they came west as single twenty-somethings from multi-generational Prince Edward Island families, rather than from Europe, USA or the Orient. George worked as a constable and then a detective with Edmonton Police Service, while Olive taught children at several Beverly or Edmonton public schools. They enjoyed summer picnics, sports, and river cruises, and went lake skating in winter. We recall difficult experiences of war, Spanish Flu, economic bust, floods, and British imperialism.

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Robert G. Proudfoot Enduring Art, Active Faith - 3 Generations Create!

Enduring Art, Active Faith is a collection of essays, poetry, short stories, and artwork created by three generations of the author's family. "African Safaris" highlights cross-cultural experiences in Nigeria and Zambia during the 1970s to 1980s. "What If" explores assimilation into mainstream Canadian society, loss of family farms, need for various religious communities to collaborate, war crimes, reconciliation between indigenous and settler Canadians, and mental health. "On a Lighter Note" shows humans encountering God in nature and supernatural, and friendships around sports, gender, and inter generations. "Family Memories" recalls a tragic airplane crash, immigration angst, and a pacifist's struggle to embrace warrior ancestors.

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Faye Reineberg Holt Alberta: A History in Photographs

To many people, Alberta represents the true Canadian frontier. It is known for the rugged independence of its residents — whether they are First Nations, homesteaders, cowboys, explorers, oilmen, grassroots politicians or strong-willed feminists.

This book is a wonderful collection of images and stories that tell of Alberta's many roots. Beginning in the 18th century and continuing into the present day, this collection of over 150 photographs chronicles the development of Alberta from a frontier society into a modern-day economic powerhouse.

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Faye Reineberg Holt Awed, Amused & Alarmed: Fairs, Rodeos & Regattas in Western Canada

Fairs, rodeos, regattas and circuses seem inconsequential compared to the history involving two world wars and the Depression, but that pop culture supported government efforts and encouraged people during those trying times. Such culture affected individuals and communities. In fact, this rich and diverse history awaits the simply curious, as well as serious social historians.

From small towns to big cities, organizers wanted to showcase the best their communities had to offer. But local fairs grew far beyond their humble beginnings as agricultural exhibits. Audiences thrilled to see daring competitors and performers, laughed at comedians and clowns, and were left in awe of new technological marvels like flight.

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Faye Reineberg Holt Canada's Rocky Mountains: A History in Photographs

The grandeur of the Canadian Rockies has captivated hearts and minds, challenged the daring and athletic and fired the imaginations of writers, photographers and other artists. In this book, images ranging from simple to iconic to surprising capture that rich heritage.

Discover the people, legends and little-known facts of this area’s past. Meet the men and women who conquered peaks and built lives in mountain communities. Through narrative and image, revel in the parks and hinterlands that have endlessly fascinated tourists.

Faye invites locals and tourists alike to marvel at the photos, consider the science of mountain landscapes and catch glimpses of yesterday in the sports, culture and real-life adventure of Canada's Rocky Mount

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Faye Reineberg Holt Out of the Flames: Fires & Fire Fighting on the Canadian Prairies

The sight of a prairie fire sweeping across the horizon struck fear in the hearts of ranchers, settlers, miners, First Nations and town folk in the developing West. Whether fought with wet burlap sacks, hastily ploughed fire guards, bucket brigades or the increasingly sophisticated equipment of early fire departments, prairie fires were daunting enemies for women, children and men in the Canadian West.

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Faye Reineberg Holt Prairie Twins: Alberta & Saskatchewan Photographic Memories 1905-2005

For as much as Alberta and Saskatchewan are alike with similar landscape, people, and experiences, they are surprisingly different and what a tale they have to tell. Prairie Twins explores a landscape that was once a single territory but became two separate provinces in 1905.

The book’s narrative and photos applauds their shared history, honors their people, celebrates their landscapes, and hints of why and how each province became unique with its own surprisingly different personality. Prairie people and visitors alike will enjoy the opportunity to reminisce on days gone by and dream of what is to be.

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Simon Rose The Children's Writer's Guide

The Children’s Writer’s Guide examines working as an author for children and young adults. Topics include getting started as a writer, dealing with writer’s block, where ideas come from, choosing names for characters, the importance of revision, writing science fiction and fantasy, the use of magic in stories for children, author visits to schools and libraries, and marketing and promotion.

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Simon Rose The Time Traveler's Guide: Writing time travel stories and historical fiction

The Time Traveler’s Guide examines the writing of time travel stories and historical fiction. Books always transport us to other places, especially stories involving time travel or those set in different historical eras. The book examines the definition of time travel and historical fiction, the creation of time machines, methods and devices, selecting historical eras and settings, and creating characters and crafting dialogue. The book also explores common issues with time travel stories, and the importance of research, plausibility, description, and plot, along with writing about time travel into the future, alternate history, and parallel universes.

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Poetry

Author Title Description Locations
Cassandra Arnold Emergency Blues: Poems from the night shift and other odd hours

I wrote these seventeen poems over the space of a month in the Emergency Department of a major trauma hospital in Sydney, New South Wales.

In between patients, in the dark of night, on coffee break, or catching a moment of sun, I wrestled with what it meant to be the person everyone was leaning on, the one who was supposed to be strong and give answers, not questions of their own.

Being a doctor is a complex business. It relies on the scientific method and analytical thinking, but at its heart also lies compassion and the mystery of being human in the midst of pain.

The place I wrote about is Australia. Everything else is universal.

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Cassandra Arnold Explode: Poetry for activists

An antidote to climate grief

A love song for the earth

A balm for the heart

In this striking collection, Cassandra Arnold speaks simply and powerfully about the love of nature, climate grief, and the need to process our emotions if we are to avoid depression and stay engaged.

Poetry, art and music are our allies in this work, and these words and images will enfold and inspire you.

No matter where you are on the activist path, you are invited to rest here for a while and emerge restored.

With black and white illustrations based on original art by the author.

You can read this book on any tablet or smart phone, or on the free Kindle app for a computer, but not on a regular Kindle.

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Linda J. Pedley The Falcon and the Wild Horse

They found so many wonderful similarities between them: they loved freedom and the beauty of nature. Surely they were meant to be soul mates... but it was not meant to be. The Falcon and the Wild Horse did not belong together. Learning to accept people for who they are inside, not what they look like on the outside, comes with age and maturity. Usually. Some never mature so a person can deal with the ramifications of body-shaming and rejection, no matter their age.

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Romance

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Samantha Adkins After His Heart

Winner of the 2019 Christian Indie Award, Fiction Romance

Women can’t resist David King. Is it his talent, his looks, or his devout beliefs? David has been chosen by Saul, the head pastor of a mega church in California to lead worship, but now Saul seems to have turned his back on his protégé. Saul’s daughter, Michaela, can’t figure out what has changed. Her feelings for David grow stronger while her father seems to be turning against him.

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Samantha Adkins Banff Springs Abbey: Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey Reimagined

Eighteen-year-old Cate Morland can’t seem to get enough of ghost stories. Over the Christmas holidays, Cate jumps at the opportunity to stay with friends at the Banff Springs Hotel amongst opulence and, more importantly, specters. However, when she becomes caught between two young men, reality becomes more frightening than her wildest imaginings.

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Samantha Adkins Emmy in Harding

INDIE AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR SAMANTHA ADKINS TAKES YOU BACK TO THE 1900S IN THIS CLASSIC ROMANCE.

At the height of the Depression on the Canadian prairies, Emmy Bennett seeks independence and adventure teaching in a country schoolhouse. Emmy strives for excellence in her classroom as she scrambles for resources and fights chronic absenteeism. She must depend on a dysfunctional family for her room and board and fight to be paid what she is owed.

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Samantha Adkins Expectations: A Continuation of Pride and Prejudice

Expectations begins six months after Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice ends. As a newly married woman, Elizabeth Darcy agrees to throw her first ball as mistress of Pemberley, a large and prosperous household. Meanwhile, her father writes a strange letter encouraging her to produce an heir for her husband, she welcomes several visitors to her home, and tries to mend broken family relationships.

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Samantha Adkins Suspiciously Reserved: A Twist on Jane Austen's Emma

Emma Woodhouse is one of Jane Austen’s most beloved heroines. She is smart, well-dressed and rich. But what about Jane Fairfax, her poor, orphaned nemesis? Would the story be so light and sparkling from Jane’s point of view?

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Mandy Eve-Barnett The Twesome Loop

Romance with a reincarnation twist.

Is it possible to change our destiny, break free from the echoes of our past lives? The Twesome Loop is an erotic romance novel with a reincarnation twist.

A picturesque Italian Villa holds a hidden past of a pact that cannot be broken - a secret untold. Passion, pleasure, and pain play their part as seemingly chance meetings reveal secrets and hidden agendas. One dark secret is coupled with a burning desire to extract revenge. It will see four guests re-living their past lives - for love, for lust, and for revenge.

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M Francis Lamont Dirty Little Secrets

Shh…can you keep a secret? A dirty little secret?

Her job is all about the public and his is top secret. So is the passion they’ve hidden from the world for two years.

Abigail Jones is the youngest Minster of State for Children and Families in the history of Great Britain and the press love her. None of them care that she is a private person with a very private desires.

U.S. Navy Seal Jack Berret is all about the mission when on duty and all about pleasure when he isn’t. When he meets Abigail at a Fleet Week party in New York, the weekend affair changes from two days of intense pleasure to two years of flying to meet her anywhere, anytime they can get together. He is convinced it’s time to step out of the shadows, if he can keep

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M. Francis Lamont The Champions Series

The Champion's Prize (1) and The Champion's Torment (2)

Wine, women and winning- the three things that all gladiators want, and Cassian, a champion gladiator still recovering from an illness that nearly killed him, wants them more than most. His title and keeping it are all that matter to him...until her.

Violetta, an innocent and devout slave since childhood has her dreams of the temple destroyed when her innocence is given away. Not given to the gods as she had prayed for, but to a man and not just any man, but a champion gladiator.

When his woman is offered as the arena prize, Cassian will fight any enemy to have her in his arms. With stakes this high, can he face the ultimate question? What is the price of a loss?

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M Francis Lamont The Dukes of Hell Series

Viper (1) Loch (2)

Are you ready to ride out?

Enter the sinful world of The Dukes of Hell, the motorcycle club known for their violence, their dangerous hobbies and the debauchery of their 'members only' parties.

No girl in her right mind would sign on for a weekend at their disposal, unless she was desperate, or destined to burn in the flames of desire.

Not for the faint of heart or the pure of soul: come to Court with 'The Dukes of Hell'.

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M Francis Lamont The Silver Knight

Honor, loyalty, brotherhood... redemption.

These are the words that drive the knights of Redbourne. When Liam of Redbourne, second in standing only to Lancelot, was betrayed in a trap set by a fellow knight there were six men who stood up for him. Six for whom the bonds of brotherhood meant more than their own reputations. They joined Liam in banishment from the service of the king, the round table and Camelot itself.

Eight years later and they are an even tighter unit than ever before, ready to do whatever it takes to restore their standing and Liam's honor. Knightly actions will speak louder than courtly words. Nothing will get between them and their return to Camelot, except, maybe, love.

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Alison Lohans Canine Cupid

Kara’s vengeful con-man ex-husband has left her with a mountain of fraudulent debt--and now he’s begun stalking her, too! What is a hardworking elementary school teacher to do, simply to stay afloat, let alone trust someone new?

Peter is still grieving the deaths of his beloved wife and daughter. But his self-pitying widowed mother keeps escalating her unreasonable demands. The last thing Peter wants is a new relationship.

When Kara slams on the brakes to avoid hitting a dog, Peter rear-ends her. An unexpected and unwelcome attraction begins to flare.

"This love story is beautiful...." Mary Balogh, NYTimes bestseller

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Stephen B. Pearl The Hollow Curse

Ben and Alysia, sole mates, cursed to be separated by age and social norms until they live a life and raise a child together in love, struggle to defeat the curse.

Meanwhile, the originator of the curse, Dorry, hounds them from life to life in a selfish and self-destructive vendetta.

Follow these souls through Albert, Bernidine and Darius, nobles in fifteen hundreds France. To Abigail and Bernia, sapphic lovers in the year 1774.

Later, in the Colorado Territories, shortly after the civil war, Ada, a young, emancipated slave, and Bailey, a radical Doctor from the North, struggle to love against the bias of their time.

In our current times, the lovers strive to let love triumph. But is love enough when the world is against you?

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Stephen B. Pearl Worlds Apart

Love, duty and fanaticism collide across parallel Earths.

On a dying Magical World, Markus, a wizard, finds a way to drain the chaos magic that is destroying his Earth into a magic poor world. Little does he expect that his trip to inspect the target world will result in perils untold, not the least of which is falling in love.

Alcina seeks to protect her son from the fanatical hatred of the religious cult the boy’s long-estranged father, Carl, has joined. Into her complex life, Markus appears wielding incredible powers but ignorant of her world.

Is Markus aother complication in Alcina’s life or the saviour she has been praying for? Can she place her son’s needs above the billions Markus is trying to save?

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Kristine Raymond Here to Stay (Hidden Springs Book One)

Sam Mackenzie rode into the town of Hidden Springs looking for a place to belong. He takes a job at Ryan's Ranch and is immediately attracted to the ranch's pretty, female, owner.

Kate Ryan is a woman determined to make it on her own. Chafing at the thought of having to hire help, she nonetheless falls for the handsome stranger who answers her ad.

When they meet, sparks fly and they are drawn to each other. But life in 1867 Arizona Territory isn't easy. When a secret from Kate's past comes to light, they are each faced with the challenge of making a difficult decision.

Will they turn and run or are they here to stay?

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Kristine Raymond Seasons of Love - a collection of four seasonally-themed short stories

Four couples. Four seasons. A lifetime of love.

Dogwoods in Springtime

Still in mourning three years after her husband's death, will Caroline Ballard open her heart to love for a second time?

Seashells in Summer

Suspicious of the man claiming to be her adopted daughter's biological father, can Taylor Brightman trust that she won't lose custody along with her heart?

Aspens in Autumn

Ramsey Fiorentino is on the run for her life, so a newfound romance with Bishop Hamilton is a bad idea. Isn't it?

Snowflakes in Winter

Seeking refuge during a blizzard at a local bed-and-breakfast, falling head-over-heels for the quirky owner is the last thing Alex Ballard expected to happen. Will their insta-love last?

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Su J Sokol Run J Run

Jeremy, a high school English teacher coming to grips with a shattered marriage and haunted by the brother he lost, unexpectedly falls in love with his best friend, Zak. Attractive, wildly unconventional, and happy in an open relationship with his partner Annie, Zak seems to embody everything missing from Jeremy’s life, but when the arrest and death of a marginalized student at the Brooklyn high school where they both teach trigger Zak’s mental breakdown and slow descent, Jeremy and Annie are compelled to cross boundaries, both external and internal, in a desperate attempt to save him.

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Talena Winters The Friday Night Date Dress

She sews runway masterpieces … but who will mend her damaged heart?

Tragic loss has made Melinda Myers invisible. She hides as a nondescript waitress at an average diner during the day. But each night, she sews runway masterpieces that she wears only once before putting them into a box forever.

Peter Surati, an aspiring Asian Indian photographer, can’t help but notice beautiful, sad Melinda. He makes it his mission to help her find her smile again. But his meddling sister seems determined to ruin any chance he has to help Melinda. Can he find a way to mend her damaged heart?

A humorous, wonderfully heartwarming and inspiring read.

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Science Fiction

Author Title Description Locations
Ron Bender Jimmy the Slip: New White Sands City Cyberpunk 2.5

After mostly dying in the arcology incursion, Jimmy’s finding it hard to cope with his new reality. College classes don’t seem to matter anymore, yet he’s avoiding his new boss because he’s pretty sure he never wants to work in the field again.

Unfortunately for Jimmy, being a hacker prodigy with a reputation means, sooner or later, someone’s going to make that choice for him.

The question is, what’s he going to lose this time?

This is a novella in the New White Sands City Cyberpunk series, and it spans the gap in the run-up to book 3. Book 1 is required reading and this novella contains minor spoilers for book 2.

In series order, this novella is number 2.5.

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Ron Bender Shadow's Fall: New White Sands City Cyberpunk Book 1

A mem-wiped assassin, an unraveling past, and layers of conspiracy.

This time, it's not about earning a paycheck. It’s about freedom.

And the reality is … no one is as free as they think.

Raven has a reputation from TopSide to UnderCity as a tour guide, a good-time girl, and a killer for hire. Side hustles are part of her gig, but when a routine grab goes wrong and she kills a high-profile vigilante named Shadow, she attracts the attention of a dangerous mega-corp.

Now, she is on the clock to ditch a stolen data core before it gets her killed, but nothing about the job stays routine. What does it mean when her new enemy knows more about her past than she does?

Warnings for coarse language and high-octane violence.

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Ron Bender Streets of Fire: New White Sands City Cyberpunk Book 2

A cop on the edge, his partner’s unsolved murder, one chance for justice.

Rico Suarez is a good cop walking a fine line. When a high-profile vigilante gets diced up in New White Sands, it’s just another day in UnderCity. But when the case is handed over to a mega-corp, it’s just another day for everyone but Rico. He knows this corporation – it’s the same one that buried his partner’s murder.

Back on the streets, there’s a witness: a young girl connected to the Yakuza, a runaway. If Rico wants answers, he’ll have to save the girl at the heart of the firestorm. The race is on, and the streets are about to burn.

For Rico, one thing is clear; walking the line was never enough.

Warnings for coarse language and high-

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Ron Bender The Last Hercules: New White Sands City Cyberpunk Book 3

A military cyborg, his kidnapped daughter, and a hunt for lost secrets.

Rebuilt as a cyborg for the orbital wars, Baylen Lee is a link to the overthrown government and its hidden armories. When a low Earth orbit shuttle locks onto his encrypted beacon and crashes next to him in the desert, he learns his unit is still out there. The knowledge comes at a price when his daughter is kidnapped by mercenaries tracking the shuttle.

For AlphaTek, stakes are rising. If the mercs get Baylen’s intel, they’ll be in a position to overthrow more than just the Corporate Council, but can Baylen trust the mega-corp to help him rescue his daughter? AlphaTek’s not willing to take any chances. And with his daughter in harm’s way, neither is Ba

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Susan Bohnet Lethal Influence

An alien society has been living among humans for thousands of years. They are here to help us, here to guide us to new discoveries and new ideas, but always with gentle Influence. They look just like us and act just like us…until now.

Kai, a young Trebladore male, has some powerful abilities. Abilities that are lethal to humans. As different factions of the Trebladore Society emerge and begin to vie for the use of his powers, he discovers that the loving, benign society he has always believed in is not what he thought.

When humans start dying and the woman he loves is endangered, Kai must make some desperate choices. Choices that will change the future of mankind forever.

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Michelle Browne After the Garden (The Memory Bearers Saga Book 1)

Memories of another life and lover guide her, but are they even hers? She is a Bearer—keeper of past lifetimes and gifted with strange talents. Ember must find her answers away from safe Longquan Village, snared instead in the sensuality and dangers of The City. Hidden among spider farmers and slaves, prostitutes and weavers, a nest of people like her are waiting.

A powerful man outside The City raises his forces, determined to hunt down the ‘demons’ who could taint his followers. Threatened from without and within, can the Bearers even trust each other?

Powers will rise and alliances will be forged in a dark new world. The Memory Bearers are coming.

This book includes violent and mature content. Reader discretion is advised.

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Michelle Browne And The Stars Will Sing

In the far future, travel is made possible by controlled wormholes made in the fabric of space-time. Crystal, a young woman freshly graduated from university, finds herself on her first job aboard the base-ship 'Crossing Paths'. Workplace politics and a romance make it complicated. The last thing she needs are the frightening errors beginning to crop up on her maps...

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Michelle Browne The Loved, The Lost, The Dreaming

Nightmares bleed into the waking world. A city of shadows lurks underground. Restless ghosts, eerie dolls, and spiteful stepmothers populate these haunting stories of love, madness, and small disasters.

Featuring a full-length novel and eleven stand-alone short stories, this collection blends fairy tales, horror, and science fiction. "The Underlighters" is a dystopian horror coming-of-age adventure that follows the life of Janelle Cohen from insignificance to bitter-sweet triumph. "Footsteps in the Snow" is a Lovecraftian nightmare set in a Canadian winter. "A Shot of Vodka", a darkly realistic exploration of life after trauma, rounds out the collection. More and stranger stories fill in the gaps.

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Michelle Browne The Stolen: Two Short Stories (The Meaning Wars Book 2)

The city of Corinth is beautiful, but a cancer eats at its soul. Sarah Jean White is that cancer. The tube city is a tranquil, clean paradise--exactly the wrong place for her. She steals words, swears, and indulges in forbidden vices. When someone finally notices her heresy, her status as a threat to peace of mind will be dealt with...

A strict Caste system rules dry, distant Indus. Clarice dares to break through the taboos the old-fashioned way: with sex. Finding herself at a moral rehabilitation facility once again, she doesn't expect things to be much worse than before. Soon, she figures, she'll be back outside, free to 'sin' privately once again. Then her classmates start to disappear...

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Susan Forest Shades Within Us

Migration. A transformation of time, place, and being. A decision, rippling uncharted effects. We are called drifters, nomads. We are expatriates, evacuees, and pilgrims. We are colonists, aliens, explorers; strangers, visitors—intruders, conquerors—exiles, asylum seekers, and outsiders.

Journey with 21 speculative fiction authors through the fractured borders of human migration to catch a glimpse of the dreams, struggles, and triumphs of those who choose—or are forced—to leave home. Who straddle borders within our worlds—and within us.

Stories by: Kate heartfield, Tyler Keevil, Matthew Kressel, Rich Larson, Seanan Mcguire, Brent Nichols, Julie Nováková, Heather Osborne, Hayden Trenholm, Liz Westbrook-Trenholm, Amanda Sun, Al

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Susan Forest Strangers Among Us

Nineteen science fiction and fantasy authors tackle the division between mental health and mental illness; how the interplay between our minds’ quirks and the diverse societies and cultures we live in can set us apart, or must be concealed, or become unlikely strengths. We find troubles with Irish fay, a North Korean cosmonaut’s fear of flying, an aging maid dealing with politics of revenge, a mute boy and an army of darkness, a sister reaching out at the edge of a black hole, the dog and the sleepwalker, and many more.

Featuring original stories by: Kelley Armstrong, Suzanne Church,

A.M. Dellamonica, James Alan Gardner, Tyler Keevil, Rich Larson, Derwin Mak, Mahtab Narsimhan, Amanda Sun, Hayden Trenholm,

Edward Willett & A.C. Wise

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Susan Forest The Sum of Us

The world of caregivers and unsung heroes, the province of ghosts. If we believe we are the protagonists of our lives, then caregivers—our pillars—are ghosts, the bit players, the stock characters, the secondary supports, living lives of quiet trust and toil in the shadows. Summoned to us by the profound magic of great emotional, physical, or psychological need, they play their roles, and when our need diminishes . . . fade. These are their stories.

Stories by: Colleen Anderson, Charlotte Ashley, Brenda Cooper, Ian Creasey, AM Dellamonica, Bev Geddes, Claire Humphrey, Sandra Kasturi, Tyler Keevil, Juliet Marillier, Matt Moore, Heather Osborne, Nisi Shawl, Alex Shvartsman, Kate Story, Karina Sumner-Smith Amanda Sun, Hayden Trenholm, Ja

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Ron S. Friedman By The Way That he Came

Short Story

Imagine in what mysterious ways God would move in to ensure that the ancient Israelites would hold of their rivals in their darkest hour... Even if it means calling in for air support from an Israeli Defense Force helicopter.

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Ron S. Friedman Escape Velocity

Near Future space - short stories collection.

The Honorable Mentions collection

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Ron S. Friedman Raiders of the Lost World

Old style adventure

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Ron S. Friedman Typhoon Time

The Hunt For Red October meets Back To The Future

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L.T. Getty Dreams of Mariposa

Every decade, Marie must leave her home and everything she loves to start anew. She can’t risk the locals learning the truth of her immortality, much less her vampiric need of feeding off fear. Fortunately for Marie, fear comes easily and she spends her endless days mourning the loss of her beloved.

When she is summoned to the leaders of the masquerade, she is persuaded to assist them in uncovering a mystery of powers possibly more ancient then their own order.

As a rare daywalker of exquisite beauty, there is no society Marie cannot infiltrate. Having spent the last few centuries growing into her abilities, she expects to learn of the old powers, and return to her lonely eternity of mourning.

She doesn’t expect to fall in love

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Charles James First Command

More than anything astronaut cadet Cassi Requin wants to earn a position in the Alliance Expeditionary Fleet. And she’s almost made it.

But during an interstellar training flight Cassi investigates a distress call, directly disobeying the orders of her instructors. In doing so she leads her cadet crew into a pirate trap, a battle, and a disaster of a crash on the surface of an alien world.

With bloodthirsty pirates in pursuit, Cassi must lead her crew across hostile ground seething with predators to seek the safety of a remote survey outpost that might be their only chance to return home.

“Every chapter left me hanging…” - Amazon Reviewer

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Lee F. Patrick Alter Egos Assassins Justice

Barrat Trelner has two careers: assassin and financial analyst. Targeted by the police after a massive market crash, he hides his illegal activities in an innocent personality. He seeks justice for those affected by the crash and the police’s Interrogation Clinic.

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Lee F. Patrick Man's Best Friend Assassins Justice

Barrat and his mentor Kerit are hired by a grieving widow to discover who murdered her husband, a small business owner. The police quickly closed that case as a simple mugging. The team discovers a serial killer with a love of diamonds is behind many other deaths.

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Lee F. Patrick Recruit Assassins Justice

In his first semester at university, Barrat has an unusual job offer: to become an assassin. Only those thwarting true justice will be his targets. Can he reconcile his upbringing and moral compass with the reality of Kerit’s offer?

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Stephen Pearl Cats

The cerebral interface has revolutionised society. Need a ride? With a thought, the cab is on its way. Want an adventure? Enter a VR 5 computer game nearly indistinguishable from reality. Amanda arranges for her Big Sisters Program little sister, Rachel, to spend a day gaming. Amanda never suspects that her ex-boyfriend, Jim, will use a computer virus to trap her and her companions in the game.

A pleasant diversion becomes a life and death struggle as her party seeks a way to return to the real world without triggering a program that will cause nanobots to rip their brains to shreds. To complicate matters, in the game scenario, the adventurers have been transformed into cats.

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Jennifer Rahn Dark Corridor

Pulled from her case before she could make the big bust, Adynn Sheffield is determined next time will be different; nothing will stop her from taking down the crime lords behind the sudden and mysterious influx of strange and potentially dangerous technology. But everyone is playing a double game and before she can figure it all out, Sheffield goes from rogue cop to cyborg, mixed up with questionable corporations and space Vikings as they all seek out the dark corridor to the future. “Dark Corridor’s fast prose delivers an imaginative and evocative look at an invasive cyberpunk world.” --Derek Künsken, author of The Quantum Magician

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Jennifer Rahn The Cyanide Process

Dr. Gina Delgado had a perfect life - friends, money and a great career - until it all came crashing down. Now, faced with the possibility of a billion dollar lawsuit or even jail time, she has no choice but to accept exile on the distant mining planet of Xuizo. To make matters worse, she has to work for her nemesis, Samuel Greigsen, the very man who wrecked her career, on a mysterious research project. But Greigsen has his own agenda and is willing to go to any lengths to carry it out. On a planet covered in toxic pollution and threatened by both plague and pirates, Greigsen's plot may pose the biggest peril of them all.

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G.W. Renshaw The Kalevala Affair (Book 3 of The Chandler Affairs)

Being shot at makes taking a job out of town an easy decision. All I have to do is locate a missing historical artifact for some rich collectors.

Everybody's after this thing. I have to dodge bullets meant for another P.I., get chased all over Europe tracking a dead guy, steal from terrorists, and desecrate every national park I can find.

At least the volcanoes are nice this time of year.

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G.W. Renshaw The Prince and the Puppet Affair (Book 2 of The Chandler Affairs)

Alyssa Blakeway thinks her husband is cheating on her. It's a standard sneak and peek assignment. What could go wrong?

How about a hit-and-run, the worst cover op in history, Witches, the Vatican, Freemasons, and an old acquaintance who drops by for pizza and body disposal?

At least I'm still alive. For now.

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G.W. Renshaw The Stable Vices Affair (Book 1 of The Chandler Affairs)

Veronica Chandler just wants to find the lost and expose the faithless. You know, normal private investigator stuff.

Her first two cases are easy. A little surveillance, a few pictures, and money in her pocket. Sweet.

Too bad the complications include a demonic dwarf (or two), vanishing furniture, impossible coins, a worldwide secret organization, and a kinky pony show.

But sure, all in a day's work for a normal Canadian woman.

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G.W. Renshaw The True Love Affair (Book 4 of The Chandler Affairs)

P.I. Veronica Chandler doesn't trust her new client, but it's a case she can't refuse. Somebody is on a world-wide killing spree, and she's the only one who can stop it.

It won't be enough for her to move heaven and hell. This time the fate of the world depends on Veronica's expertise in romantic relationships.

We are so screwed.

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Arlie Sheelin The Way Maker

For hundreds of years, the Dragon Warriors of Althanea have fought against an archaic belief system that enslaved the women of their world.

Now, a dangerous outside influence emerges —her name is Brooke St. Claire.

Abducted by aliens and genetically modified, Brooke’s life is forever altered. Now, she has become a catalyst for change, but will that change free the women of Althanea —or will it destroy her—and the Dragon Warrior who protected a woman he should never have let live.

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Su J Sokol Cycling to Asylum

In a near-future New York subject to an increasingly repressive government, Laek, a radical history teacher, and Janie, an activist lawyer, struggle to lead useful lives. After Laek is badly injured in a brutal confrontation with the cops, they flee across the border by bicycle with their two young children. In a Montréal that the future has also transformed, the family faces new challenges: convincing the authorities to grant them asylum and integrating into Québec society. Will they find safety in their new home? Told from the points of view of the four family members, Cycling to Asylum, longlisted for the Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, is a unique work of speculative, interstitial fiction.

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Hugh Spencer Extreme Dentistry

Middle-aged, middle-income and lapsed Mormon Arthur Percy felt his life lurch from a difficult normality onto the rails of a carnival ride heading somewhere too much like the Twilight Zone for his liking. Perhaps it is more the “Anti-Twilight Zone” that Arthur enters—where vampires, shape shifters and ghouls are not gorgeous or glamorous but genetic parasites from a hideous communal intelligence known as the Hive. Who will save the human race? And what does all this have to do with Dr. Calvin Stewart, Arthur’s new dentist?

Aurora Award-nominated author Hugh A. D. Spencer weaves a hilarious tale of sarcasm, Mormonism, and oral hygiene that spans the globe. From Singapore to Germany and back to Toronto, Extreme Dentistry explores l

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Hugh Spencer The Progressive Apparatus and More Fantasticals

Twice Aurora Award-nominated author Hugh A. D. Spencer collects more of his previously published short fiction in this fun collection. Featuring a series of interconnected stories about the Progressive Apparatus, a sometimes anti-muse, sometimes amoral high-tech firm, and a Galactic Super-culture that meddles in human life through heavy drugs and museum exhibits, this collection asks the big questions in science fiction.

Like what happens to those breakthrough scientific projects when the funders pull the plug? What if that crazy scifi religious cult is actually on to something? How can a heartless multi-galactic corporation be affected by a small act of rebellion, like driving a truck through their headquarters?

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Hugh Spencer Why I Hunt Flying Saucers And Other Fantasticals

Hugh A. D. Spencer’s weird, wonderful, side-splitting short fiction has been delighting audiences for over 25 years. His stories have been published in a variety of magazines and anthologies and broadcast on National Public Radio satellite networks. Now collected together for the first time, Why I Hunt Flying Saucers And Other Fantasticals contains thirteen of his best-loved stories, along with all-new introductions by the author.

Malfunctioning household robots, an endless apocalyptic loop, potash-fuelled interstellar travel, and more—these stories stretch science fiction to its limit and bring it into our backyards at the same time.

Includes the Aurora Award-nominated story “Why I Hunt Flying Saucers”!

Foreword by Dr. Joh

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Young Adult

Author Title Description Locations
Lyndi Allison The Bridges Between Us

Jas and Gloria lose contact with Kaspi’s Observatory and instead of returning to Earth, the teens land on Erde where a terrifying foe controls life forms’ minds.

No one knows what happens to the eggs the swan-lizard steals and takes to Aquatica, an underwater city, because no life forms return to the surface. Jas and Gloria must find a way to free the imprisoned species and destroy the swan-lizard’s teleporters before he sends his army to attack Earth.

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Lyndi Allison The Lines Between Our Stars

When a dragon-snake slithers into the lab where fifteen-year-old Jas volunteers, he and his artsy rival, Gloria, teleport to an exoplanet to rescue the life form’s son. Now, the Interplanetary Space Agency is determined to stop them.

With water scarce and few comforts of home, the teens find themselves up against a formidable foe. They’ll have to overcome obstacles together or be stranded on this dusty planet light years from Earth

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Barbara Baker Summer of Lies

Fourteen-year-old Jillian has no idea who her dad is but uses her banishment from summer parties in Toronto to isolation in Banff National Park to track him down. But it’s not easy. A reclusive log cabin, a grumpy aunt, few trips to civilization and seriously—no cell phone reception? Jillian swaps her English saddle for a western one as she unravels the truth about who she really is. What she learns changes everything she knows about herself and demands an inner strength she never knew she had.

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Susan Bohnet Mosaic

Mo Matheson’s biggest worry is perfecting her layup and beating Joe Parker on the basketball court. Then a tragedy shatters everything, including her relationship with him. Struggling to make sense of life and support her family, Mo learns to rely on her faith. If she lets go of her bitterness, she might allow Joe back into her life . . . and her heart.

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Susan Bohnet My Life as a Troll

"This game is so addicting!" used to be a good thing to say. Now Jared isn't so sure. There's something truly creepy about Lavascape, the wildly popular internet game. Will Jared be able to stop playing? Trouble with his family, the school bully, and girls have him eager to jump into being a troll, again and again, despite the warning signs.

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J.M. Dover Finding Atlantis

An interdimensional whirlpool transports Adam Danburg to Atlantis, a world filled with powerful forces, talking crystal skulls and a fluid space-time continuum. Adam, with his strange power drawn from nature, is prophesied to be part of a trio that must save the fabled city from destruction. Evil forces, natural disturbances, problems within the trio, and Adam's inability to control his special talent all threaten the safety of the ancient city. Adam must find his true path in a labyrinth of deceit and turmoil, or will he be trapped in Atlantis forever.

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J.M. Dover Return to Atlantis

RETURN TO ATLANTIS is the second book in the Atlantis series from Aurora Finalist J.M. Dover.

The fabled land of Atlantis faces annihilation again. This time, after the earthquakes, black holes appear to suck everything within reach into dark nothingness. After two years of failing to find a way back to Atlantis, fourteen-year-old Adam Danburg wants nothing to do with the special place. Then ancient forces pull him into the city once again. Conflicting prophecies, mistaken beliefs, and shifting time conspire against Adam, along with Orri, Tya, and Caileen, stopping them from saving Atlantis. Adam must discover the right path to battle the evil forces before Atlantis is swept into the black void.

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Mandy Eve-Barnett Creature Hunt on Planet Toaria

YA fiction

A robotic protector, an invading creature, and four friends on an adventure...

Join Lenni, Troon, Braze, and Nevis on their terrifying mission to seek out and destroy a creature intent on invading their planet. Their friendships are tested but become enpowering.

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AJ Eversley EverMarked

Marked. Hidden. Trained. But the terror awaiting is greater than any of them can imagine.

Sienna has spent her entire life inside the DEZ, a glorified orphanage for unwanted Marked kids. Finally, she’s only months away from graduation. For over a year she’s worked hard to prepare for life outside the DEZ, but being the arena’s champion isn’t always an easy task…even for the notorious Blaze. Fighting in the Underground isn’t about the thrill or the glory, though Sienna has achieved both, it’s about the money—and a way out.

When an explosion rocks the city of Cytos, the Marked kids find themselves at the center of a brewing war. Desperation brings Sienna into the arena one last time, only her opponent, the Wraith, won’t be

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AJ Eversley Watcher

Hunt the bots. Avoid the carbons. Stay alive.

Sawyer’s life is simple, if not easy. Her home might be in ruins, but she can protect what’s left of it.

A city destroyed by the bots—that’s home. Humans have been hunted, but Sawyer is one of a few who have turned the tables. She’s a Watcher. Taking out the bots one by one. Protecting what’s left. It’s the carbons she needs to be wary of. Faster and stronger than humans, they’re dangerous. But Sawyer’s smarter. That will keep her alive.

At least, that's what she believed...

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Alison Lohans Don't Think Twice

1967: 17-year-old pacifist Jan Carlson feels unable to make a difference in her conservative small town in California. The Vietnam War rages. Friends' brothers are drafted; the daily pledge of allegiance becomes a test of conscience.

1997: Now at home in Canada, Jan is worried sick about her runaway daughter. In a desperate attempt to reach out, she writes a very long letter describing tumultuous times: falling in love with brothers Tim and Rob, a time of irrevocable choices that can mean life or death.

Finalist: Saskatchewan Book Awards; CLA Young Adult Book Award

"This sensitive, moving novel is superbly written. An excellent choice for any young reader at this precarious time of life. Highly recommended." Canadian Book Review Annu

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Alison Lohans Timefall

What if you're a teen mom, and your baby is needed a thousand years in the future?

What if you're last in a long line of Seers, and survival depends on your flawed Sight?

Two worlds are poised on the brink of collapse.

When Katie accidentally falls into another world, it's a mistake: Iannik has been trying to summon the long-prophesied infant T'laaure from the doomed, distant past. Is Katie's baby the one who holds all the answers?

Finalist: 2019 Aurora Award, YA novel

"...fascinating, disturbing..." Cathy D, 5 stars on Amazon

"...a masterfully woven fantastical tale--thought-provoking and mind-bending." Loretta P, 5 stars on Amazon

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Sharon Plumb Dragon Planet: Kraamlok

The Eye shall be Blood, the sun shall be Bone, and dragons shall pass from the world. For it comes, it comes, the kraamlok comes…

Dragon seer Tondoor was hatched for only one purpose: to ask the starry dragon god, Morwaka, for a way of escape from his tribe’s prophecy of doom from the sky. But Morwaka isn’t speaking to him. Doesn’t he want to save the dragons?

As rebellion brews around him and his arch-rival tries to steal his dragon love’s heart, Tondoor learns that the answer he seeks might lie with a lunatic dragon lost somewhere in the other five corners of the world. Can Tondoor succeed in his hero's journey to save the dragons he loves -- and survive the ones he doesn’t -- before the kraamlok strikes?

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Simon Rose Black Dawn - Book Three of the Shadowzone Series

In a dark parallel world, following attacks by its most determined opponents, the Ministry has been forced to change its plans. Yet the ruthless Director-General is prepared to sacrifice anyone to achieve an entirely new beginning, no matter what the cost. In a deadly race against time, as events spiral out of control, Ben and Charlie must risk their lives in a desperate attempt to save two worlds from destruction.

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Simon Rose Into The Web - Book Two of the Shadowzone Series

On a doomed version of Earth, the sinister schemes of the Ministry are moving ever closer to completion, with dire consequences for the inhabitants of two worlds.

For Ben and Charlie, an unlikely alliance, unexpected reunions, and the mysterious prophecy of the Chosen One offer a glimmer of hope, with the ever-present prospect of betrayal, as they embark on an unpredictable journey into the unknown.

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Simon Rose Shadowzone - Book One of the Shadowzone Series

While watching intense flashes of lightning during a violent storm, Ben experiences mysterious and disturbing visions of another world, one very different from his own. In the chain of events that follow, Ben encounters Charlie, a girl from a dark version of Earth, a planet doomed by the effects of environmental catastrophe, where the leaders will stop at nothing to complete their deadly mission.

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Su J Sokol Zee

Zee can hear what you're thinking and feel what you're feeling. She sees herself through your eyes and what she sees changes who she is. Sometimes Zee is the precocious daughter of her four grown-ups. Other times, she's a rough boy from Brooklyn, New York, playing basketball and getting into trouble. Zee's grown-ups are worried. They test Zee’s special powers and conspire to keep them secret. Zee figures out what they're up to and fights back. Zee just wants to fit in, to meet the confusing expectations coming at her from all directions, but will losing sight of who she is put Zee in even greater danger?

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