Authors: Brianna & Matthew Penfold
Genre: YA Fantasy
Series: Animus Revealed #1
Date Released: May 23, 2023
Publisher: Koehler Books
Dez, Arabella, and Walter are seemingly ordinary teenagers from different worlds. Dez is a dejected coder living in Euporia under the oppressive conglomerate E-Corp. Arabella skates through life in an Aurelian aristocratic family. And Walter treads a typical path in the technology-obsessed society of Immerxia.
In a day's time, their lives are turned upside down when they meet Author, the writer of the universe, and discover they have gifts to heal the past, alter the present, and foresee the future. Author implores the three teens to restore their broken worlds. Complicating the kids' decision are supernatural forces working to end humanity and free a dark army from their prison known as Animus.
Can Dez, Arabella, and Walter save their worlds? Jump into The Intrepid Three: Animus Revealed to find out.
Author: Angela D. Shelton
Genre: Young Adult
Series: Collapse Series #1
Release Date: March 25, 2022
Publisher: Two Oaks Publishing
2023 Christian Indie Awards First Place in the Young Adult Category
2022 Angel Award Winner in the Young Adult Category
Jan Worthington’s life was once one of normalcy and routine until the variant swept across the globe, leaving destruction in its wake.
As society crumbles around her, Jan’s trust becomes either her greatest strength or her gravest weakness. With the looming threat of marauders on her doorstep, Jan must choose her allies carefully in order to protect what little she has left.
The Collapse Series, an action-packed young adult saga, follows Jan on her journey through a post-apocalyptic world as she fights to keep her family safe amidst chaos and devastation.
Join award-winning author Angela D. Shelton, in this gripping alternate reality and discover the unparalleled power of familial bonds in the face of destruction.
Author: H.M. Richardson
Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy
Series: Tower of the Deep #1
Release Date: April 6, 2022
Publisher: A Voice Crying Publishing
Hennelyn is only fourteen, the daughter of a soldier, born into a fierce, warlike race – the Starkhons. Her father, General Tai Kanow, has orders to conquer and enslave the remaining indigenous people who are still living free on the prairie toes of a beautiful mountain range west of the established Starkhon territories. These small people who were first in this land call themselves Bunjis.
But Hennelyn is also the daughter of a woman from Luina, whose people are peaceful and kind.
After being put in charge of her father’s first captured Bunji in their prairie outpost, Hennelyn finds herself drawn to the young prisoner. She feels a need to act – but which legacy should she choose, her father’s or her mother’s?
The bunji’s life is in her hands. She must decide what to do… even if her chosen path costs her everything.
Author: J. J. Fischer
Series: The Soul Mark Duology #1
Release Date: April 30, 2023
Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink
Nineteen-year-old Selah is a murderer.
After being sentenced to death for the accidental killing of a wealthy, well-connected man, Sela Meriweather is offered another option—to be stripped of her soul and sentenced to lifetime exile on Azazel, the vast prison-island. There, alongside “dangerous” criminals like herself, firstborn children of the Old Town chosen by the lot are sent to atone for the sins of their families.
As one of the elected Righteous, Caleb Alexander’s path to widespread renown is guaranteed so long as he can endure a year as an overseer on Azazel, preventing the other guards from fraternizing with the prisoners. But as he finds himself drawn to Sela, Caleb wrestles with the implications of his new role and the laws forbidding contact between jailer and prisoner. Could a woman like Sela truly be soulless?
While Caleb tries to resist his growing attraction, Sela struggles with the weight of her sins and the past she has kept from Caleb. But when mutiny against the Old Town brews on Azazel, Sela and Caleb must work together to stay alive . . . and to uncover the truth behind the very powers that created Azazel in the first place.
Author: Madisyn Carlin
Genre: Christian Fantasy
Series: Redwyn Chronicles #1
Release Date: September 28, 2022
Publisher: Maplebrook Publishing
Enforcing justice comes with a price.
Detective Redwyn “Red” Deathan will stop at nothing to uncover those behind the ruthless kidnappings of multiple children. But things are not as they seem, and Red’s efforts are thwarted at every turn. With each discovery the danger grows, putting Red and the lives of those she cares about at risk. Can she reveal the mastermind’s identity before she herself becomes a target?
Author: C.O. Wyler
Release Date: November 9, 2017
What would you do? Your husband is missing; you don't want to be pregnant; you witness a horrific airplane accident, and you learn all babies and young children have disappeared. Twenty-eight-year-old Sarah Colton may think she is in control, but she's far from the truth, not realizing the Rapture has occurred. Enter the writer's mind as she deals with this imminent, amazing event.
Author: Madisyn Carlin
Series: The Deception Trilogy #1
Release Date: April 27, 2022
In a land built upon lies and deception, uncovering the truth can be deadly.
Therese Westa is sick of death, but taking lives is what provides for her younger sisters. When a client approaches her with an unusual request, Therese takes the job offer, which includes the condition of “no questions asked”. As Therese uncovers the reason for the request, she is faced with a choice: kill an innocent man or save her sisters.
Therese’s hesitation to carry out the assassination thrusts her into the aftermath of a dangerous chain of events. Caught between security and truth, Therese must choose where her loyalties lie, for the answer will determine who survives.
Author: C. S. Wachter
Series: The Seven Words #1
Light and dark battle for the soul of six-year old Prince Rayne, heir to the throne of all Ochen and prophesied Light Bringer of the One. Kidnapped, his memories and voice blocked, claimed as a slave, and given the name Wren, he is raised as an assassin.
Sigmund, powerful ancient sorcerer and enemy of the One, plans to frustrate the prophecy by using the young prince to assassinate his own parents. With the death of the Light Bringer and the failure of the prophecy, Sigmund and his demonic colleagues will be free to bring darkness to all seven worlds of Ochen. But what the sorcerer fails to realize is that the One has already claimed the boy, placing within his spirit a glowing ember of light, and giving him support in a world of abuse and violence.
The Seven Words fantasy series, though set in a far distant future, is a sword and sorcery tale that explores the working out of prophecy through themes of forgiveness, trust, and courage.
Author: Katherine Barger
Series: The Exiled Trilogy #1
Release Date: November 2, 2020
While her classmates prepare for elite careers across America, Nyssa Ardelone trains for her secret job as the president’s dream interpreter. But when her mentor lies to the president about the prophecy in his latest dream, Nyssa must figure out why before the lie unravels. What she learns could destroy her own future.
Fearful of a rumored rebellion, the president has launched a gas attack on Nyssa’s hometown, and her mentor lied about the dream to protect the survivors from more harm. When Nyssa learns her parents were injured in the attack, she flees with a stranger sent to steal the antidote—a stranger who claims to know her.
Together, they race to deliver the cure as well as an interpretation of another prophetic dream only Nyssa can provide. But a devastating loss dulls her caution, and she learns too late that not everyone is trustworthy. To survive the president’s deadly pursuit, Nyssa must break every rule she’s ever followed, learning along the way that faith is the only thing that can save her.
Author: Linore Rose Burkard
Genre: Time Travel Romance
Julian St. John needs a wife. An oath to a deceased guardian must be kept. Miss Clarissa Andrews, a vexatious beauty, has dangled after him all season but he has no intention of choosing such a she-devil.
Maine, Present Day
Author Claire Channing is desperate to write a bestseller to save her failing career. She moves into her grandmotherʼs abandoned cottage to write the book, but a local resort baron wants to raze the place. Without the deed, the clock is ticking on how long she can stay. She thinks she’s writing St. Johnʼs story. But when she discovers an old prayer shawl and finds herself in his Regency world, she falls in love with him, a man she thought she invented! Miss Andrews, however, is also real—and she’d rather see Julian dead than in another womanʼs arms!
Claire must beat the clock to prevent a deadly tragedy, but can love beat the limits of time itself?
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