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Skewed by Anne McAneny

Skewed

 

Twins are born to a mother in a coma but the details of her death are hazy. The father of the twins was found holding the smoking gun, but he insists it was an accident and that he was drugged by the Haiku Killer. Almost thirty years later, his son, Jack, has chosen to emulate his father’s political career. While he loves the spotlight, his twin, Janie, has earned her reputation behind the camera as a crime scene photographer. When anonymously-sent photos arrive that were taken at the scene of her Mother’s murder, they reveal potential evidence that send everything she has believed her entire life into a dangerous chase. Read More »

A Whole New World by Liz Braswell

A Whole New World: A Twisted TaleThe story opens in Agrabah when Aladdin is a young boy. We have the opportunity to meet his mother and learn a little more about how he came to be a street rat. Fast forward to Aladdin rescuing Princess Jasmine in the market just as depicted in Disney’s animated movie, but, as the title suggests, the tale gets twisted. If you saw the movie, you might be pleased to note that most of the initial dialogue is the same. I could definitely hear Aladdin’s voice as he asks Jasmine, “do you trust me?” Read More »

For the Love of Magic by Janet Chapman

For the Love of Magic (A Spellbound Falls Romance)

Rana’s being a mortal has not caused a lot of issues in her marriage to Titus, except for an occasional feeling of nausea. But one day, she feels that she needs to protect her husband and takes off. She settles into a crooked little house by the sea. Read More »

Undying Hunger by Jessica Lee

Undying Hunger by Jessica Lee

The frustration and confusion caused by the loss of her memories has haunted Alexandria Stevens for over a year. Though she is completely justified in the bitter hatred she feels for the vampire that turned her, the electric sparks she feels whenever Markus Santini is near her has her drowning in a desire that she cannot fathom. How can she feel anything but hatred for the man that sentenced her to never again walk in the sun?                                  Read More »

Ill Fated by Rachel Rawlings

Ill Fated: A Maurin Kincaide Series Novel (The Maurin Kincaide Series Book 5) by Rachel RawlingsMaurin Kincaide certainly has led an interesting life–from unloved troubled child to Regulator for the Council (the collective heads of the supernatural community in Salem) and daughter of the Lord of the Wild Hunt–she has been dealt a complicated hand. Now, when things seem to be calming down, Maurin finds herself the object of an assassination order. To complicate matters, it seems the Dark Court is also hunting Maurin, and her father, magic dog, and boyfriend have all disappeared. Read More »

Hold Me Like a Breath by Tiffany Schmidt

Hold Me Like a Breath: Once Upon a Crime Family by Tiffany SchmidtOnce upon a crime family, there was a princess named Penelope. She is the only daughter of the head of one of the three crime families controlling the black market for organ transplants. However, the best that money can buy is not always enough. Tragically, Penny Landlow has an autoimmune disorder that causes her to bruise with little pressure. Her family has always shielded her from the business and kept her protected on the estate like a bird in a gilded cage. Read More »

Lies Ripped Open by Steve McHugh

Lies Ripped Open (The Hellequin Chronicles Book 5) by Steve McHugh Lies Ripped Open is Steve McHugh’s latest installment about his hero Nate Garrett, known for many years as the Hellequin. Nate is forced yet again to face his past, and living demons from that past, including his former father figure, Merlin.

Back in the late 1800s Nate uncovered a conspiracy of wanton murder instigated in part to preserve a beloved figure of ancient Camelot. He thought they had laid it to rest, but when he is called on the scene of a hostage crisis in modern London, he realizes that his former enemies are still very much alive and have put his loved ones, and the future of Read More »

The Raven’s Child by Thomas E. Sniegoski; illustated by Tom Brown

The Raven's Child by Thomas E. Sniegoski and illustrated by Tom BrownThere is a horde of creatures called The Throng that roam from planet to planet through a gateway, subjugating the inhabitants for food and sport. They take all they can from the planet and then move on to the next. Right now they are on Earth. Humanity had been overconfident, thinking they were a superior race, but the monsters took over. They are soon ready to move on to the next planet, seeing as how the human race is all but extinct. But all hope is not gone quite yet. There is The Raven’s Child. Read More »

Hazardous Material by Matthew Quinn Martin

Nightlife: Hazardous Material by Matthew Quinn MartinJarrod Foster feels as though he is going nowhere. He has a student loan to pay off, but a job he could have done with no high school education. His boss, Ludwig, is a chain-smoking shark, getting all the lousy jobs of hazardous waste removal. Their current job is gutting a decades-old roller rink. Read More »

The Bones of You by Debbie Howells

The Bones of You by Debbie HowellsKate seemingly has it all – a loving husband, a beautiful daughter, a fulfilling career, and an exciting hobby…it was no wonder Rosie was drawn to her. Kate was so unlike Rosie’s own mother Joanna that it was surprising they were friends, but it was to Kate that Jo turned when Rosie was reported missing and later found dead. Kate did her best to be supportive Read More »

Hex by Mackenzie McGuire

Hex (Saxton Academy) (Volume 1) by Mackenzie McGuireWhen Reece and her two best friends are in a serious car accident, Reece feels herself die. She does not stay dead. Miraculously, she survives and she wishes she had not. Nothing is the same without her two best friends. She hears things and has horrible nightmares. And no one believes her when she talks about the black panther that caused the accident. After all, Read More »

Swerve by Vicki Pettersson

Swerve by Vicki PetterssonWhen Kristine Rush and her fiancé Daniel set out from Las Vegas for a holiday trip to Lake Arrowhead, California, it starts out like any other trip. Long stretches of hot, sun baked road lay ahead of them. But so does something unexpected. Something terrifying. Something that was going to change their lives forever.
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The Devil You Know by Trish Doller

The Devil You Know by Trish DollerArcadia, or Cadie as her friends call her, is 18 years old and she is sick of her life. Living in a small town, nothing ever happens. After losing her mother to cancer, Cadie has become mother to her little brother Daniel. She loves Daniel but she wants to be a normal teenager. So when she meets two very cute guys at a a party at a party who are on a road trip, she jumps at the opportunity to go along with them. She is instantly attracted to the older guy, Noah, and the feeling is mutual. Read More »

Amish Zombies from Space by Kerry Nietz

Amish Zombies from Space by Kerry NietzAfter the trials on board the Raven, life has changed for the Amish who were resettled on Miller’s Resolve. Life is not as isolated as it had been on their old planet, plus they have been taking in pilgrims willing to settle with them and follow their lifestyle. Occasionally though the odd voyeur comes by, curious to see what the Amish are, especially since Amish stories have become very popular among the vids.
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The Loss by Julie Plec

The Originals: The Loss by Julie PlecWhen The Loss opens, forty-four years after the events of book one, The Rise, the Mikaelson siblings run New Orleans, creating new vampires to increase their ranks, rebuilding the city after the devastating hurricane summoned by the witches in 1722. While Elijah and Rebekah have worked to solidify their power and make their home comfortable, Klaus has had a completely different and secret agenda–to somehow bring back to life his beloved Vivianne who died in the siege of their home at the end of the previous book. Read More »

Rot and Ruin #1 by Jonathan Maberry

Rot & Ruin #1 2nd Print by Jonathan MaberryBenny Imura and his friends Nix, Chong, and Lilah have seen the impossible:a plane flying way up in the clouds. It is impossible because they are living in a time of zombies. There have not been planes in many years, society is barely scraping by as it is. Benny has nothing to hold him back, his brother, Tom, died saving him and a bunch of other people, so he decides to track down where the plane came from with his friends. Read More »

Werewolves Be Damned by Stacey Kennedy

Werewolves Be Damned (Entangled Edge) by Stacey KennedyOne half witch and the other half Guardian, Nexi has just lost the only family she has ever known and is rescued by a group of barely-clad hunks that whisk her away to the Otherworld. While Nexi is struggling to accept that werewolves and witches really do exist, she also needs to adapt to all the Read More »

The Last Vampire by Kathryn Meyer Griffith

The Last Vampire: Author's New Revised Edition by Katherine Meyer GriffithThings have been coming apart for a while now, but every day the earthquakes become stronger, more violent. Coupled with the plague decimating the world’s population, things are looking bleak for the survivors. Unable to make it home to her family before the earthquakes destroy their home, Emma finds herself running for safety with her friend, Larry. But when she loses Larry, too, she is left facing the future alone. But what kind of future does she have left?
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Follow You Home by Mark Edwards

Follow You Home by Mark EdwardsWhat starts out as a grand tour of Europe suddenly turns into a nightmare for Daniel and Laura. When they’re tossed off a train in the middle of nowhere, just inside the Romanian border, everything goes to hell in a handbasket. Discovering they’ve lost their passports, their money, and anything that might help them get home to London, they head for the nearest town. Which is when the weirdness starts. Upon their return to London, they think they’ve put it all behind them… but they’re wrong.
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Summer on Lovers Island by Donna Alward

Summer on Lovers' Island (A Jewell Cove Novel) by Donna AlwardAfter a medical mistake caused her suspension, Dr. Elizabeth Howard found a new opportunity in Jewell Cove, Maine, covering at a family practice clinic while her best friend was on maternity leave. Lizzie was not sure if she could handle being away from emergency medicine, since she had always craved that adrenaline rush, but with no other options, she was resigned to it. Read More »