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New Books (Nov 10, 2016): Paranormal, Romance, Sci-Fi and Fantasy

Check out these newly added titles at Reading Alley.  For today’s post, we feature titles from 3 genre: Paranormal, Romance, and Sci-Fi and Fantasy. If any book catches your eye, head on over to the Reading Alley site and request for a review copy.
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Mystery/Thriller for Review: Nation of Enemies by H.A. Raynes

A chilling, suspenseful new thriller in the vein of Michael Crichton and James Rollins.

It’s all about the genetics. DNA. Black & white.

A decade ago the U.S. government mandated that all citizens be issued biochips containing all of their medical information and an I.D. number indicating a person’s health. Then they made the information public—the implications of which are wide-spread and devastating.

Now on the eve of the 2032 presidential election, the country is deeply divided and on the brink of civil war. But as the two major political parties face off, innocent Americans are dying at the hands of masked terrorists. When the Liberty Party’s presidential nominee is assassinated in a highly-coordinated, masterful attack, it sets off a chain of events that will change the course of history and leave America’s inalienable rights—life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness—dangling on the precipice of extinction.

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Praise for NATION OF ENEMIES:

“Good character development…well worth the read.” ~ jreppy, 4 star review

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Fantasy for Review: Seven Dreams by Charlotte E. English

Seven mortal Realms I saw and seven keys had I…

Serena Carterett leads a team of masqueraders, shapeshifters and reformed thieves. Their task? To oppose the criminal Yllandu at every turn. It’s a straightforward job — until the Yllandu get their hands on a mysterious stone artefact, and at the behest of a powerful Lokant employer. When a strange riddle appears in the sky, the hunt for the Seven Dreams begins.

Who will find the seven keys, and what do they open? Nobody knows, but Serena is determined to deny the Yllandu the prize. Her team must battle Lokants and sorcerers, scholars and thieves to solve the puzzle first. The hunt will take them all the way across the Seven Realms — and far into the darkness of their own past.

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Praise for SEVEN DREAMS:

“Enjoyable; interesting worlds and characters.” ~ jreppy, 4 stars

“Interesting, well-paced story with the players becoming more complex…” ~ milligan1111, 4 stars

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Fantasy for Review: The Outrider Legion by Christopher Pepper

A combination of watchmen, rangers, and soldiers, the Outrider Legion patrols the roads and dark places within the Dominion, keeping safe its citizens from threats that elude the other Legions.

It falls on a unit of Outriders to undertake a dangerous mission to recover a mysterious artifact, stolen from dark forces. However not all is as it seems, as there are many players in this game, and the Outriders find themselves beset with rivals. As they track down the thieves and their mysterious treasure it becomes apparent that there are other forces involved in the pursuit, forces not above using murder and black magic to get what they want. One of them is the Akvan, a centuries-old sorcerer and the terror of the entire continent. His involvement in the affair is unknown, but his appearance can only indicate some grand, diabolical strategy at work. But there is another shadowy figure in play who may be the prime mover, orchestrating treason within the Legion from afar…

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Fantasy Romance for Review: Night of the Fae by Lyneal Jenkins

Intl. Multiple Award Winning Novel by Bestselling Author Lyneal Jenkins

“I love you,” he murmured as the wisps of light returned to his body.

What he didn’t say was that his love came with a heavy price and life was never going to be the same again.

Ana Martin has endured her share of problems in life. When she meets Gabriel, she believes that she can finally leave her troubles behind her.

But Gabriel has a secret…

He may look human and be born of this world, but he is Siis – a race who evolved millions of years ago to a transcendent state, who now take solid form to hide among us.

When the homeless start dying at an abandoned Tannery, the police chalk it up to suicides. Ana knows different. The Siis have a past mistake they would rather forget, one that puts Ana in more danger than she can ever comprehend.

Before long, she becomes a target for the Fae, once innocent children changed by the Siis thousands of years before. They are able to intensify and feed off the negative emotions of their prey, and are filled with malicious intent that has no bounds.

Can Ana survive the world of the Siis? More importantly, can she do it with her mind still intact?

Night of the Fae is the first book in the Ana Martin series, which follows Ana as she is drawn into the secret world of the Siis, an ancient race of empathic beings torn apart by war, treachery and the consequences of past actions. It has won awards in fantasy and cross-genre, and it continues to receive acclaim from readers and bestselling authors from around the globe.

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Praise for NIGHT OF THE FAE:

“Ten stars at least!! Awesome reading experience!” ~ rhenette, 5 stars

“Not your traditional Fae!” ~ dmmcconn, 4 stars

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Fantasy for Review: Done with Death by David Babineau

Welcome to Purgatory! Why Purgatory you ask? Well that’s easy; you are here because you did everything right and at the same time–everything wrong. Listen, no one said this was going to be easy but while you are here, you may as well enjoy our ever-grey skies and check out some of our tourist attractions. We really don’t care what you do here in Purgatory because no matter what–you are going to be here for a very long time!

Chuck Robbins never wanted to die. When a death comes knocking to offer him a job, well–he’d be an idiot to pass it up. Living dead in Purgatory was the just the beginning of Chuck’s troubles. Now he must reap the souls of people he’s never met, just to make his quota or face banishment to the worst company every created–Hell; where there are no vacation packages or retirement incentives. Chuck’s only problem–an ancient evil within the universe has taken an interest in him and it wants Chuck to succeed, because when he does; the system will fail and the universe will collapse.

Done With Death contains demons, fallen angels who curse like sailors, Jesus who loves to drink PBR and David Bowie. Who ever said the Afterlife had to suck?

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Praise for DONE WITH DEATH:

“The story and the writing style are very interesting and like a breath of fresh air, funny when needed…” ~ milligan1111, 4 stars

“Thrilling!” ~ rhenette, 5 stars

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Fantasy Romance for Review: The Captain by Andi Lawrencovna

Prince Christophe is having a ball…but when isn’t he?

After a relatively quiet year of sword play and politics, Kit and Eli have finally settled into a routine of pretending neither means more to the other than a simple offer of friendship can imply.

But friendships are tested, and lands at peace will turn to war.

Sometimes the one most suited to protect you is the one who holds the sharpest blade.

And there is no sharper sword than The Captain.

Hired to Kill. Sworn to Protect.

In the world of the Never Lands, Fairy Tales aren’t quite like you remember.

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Praise for THE CAPTAIN:

“Great second installment!” ~ jodietwhite, 4 stars

“Ella is as kick-ass as ever, but this time, the prince is, too!” ~ Phoenix, 5 stars

“THE CAPTAIN is a good bridge book, as it continues to fan the flames of my intrigue as to how this fascinating story is to unravel.” ~ ashia, 4 stars

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Young Adult Science Fiction for Review: From the Shadows by KB Shaw

An exciting science fiction adventure for readers 12 and up. Adults: Share your love of science fiction with your child or grandchild. Young readers: share it with your parents, grandparents, friends, and teachers.

In the near future…

“There is peace in the world and civility reigns. It’s like our idealistic misconception of the 1950s has become real.” –Hector Garza, President of the United States

GundTech is a giant international corporation based in Oslo, Norway. Its success is built upon the work of a wunderkind who created the multiCom computer, with an Artificial Intelligence (AI) personality at its core. Under the pretext of protecting the privacy of the young genius, the corporation has never divulged his or her identity.

MultiComs are pervasive throughout society. They’re at work, in schools, and in homes. It has become tradition that users name their multiComs. Personal AIs often adopt the surname of their primary user. A peculiarity of the multiCom AI is that it will only respond if user requests contain a ‘please’ and are acknowledged with a ‘thank you.’ Even presidents and prime ministers must be polite to their multiComs. Some sociologists claim that the basic decency requirements have contributed to civility in contemporary society.

Now, sixteen years later, the reclusive former child prodigy is about to unleash a technological revolution that could threaten a peaceful world. The Interactive Holographic Transporter (IHT) may render the current computing industry obsolete, instantly shaking the world economy to its core. IHT technology may also be physically dangerous and pose a threat to personal privacy.

When GundTech introduces the IHT, they also announce the formation of an IHT academy that will allow select students from around the world to take part in a virtual class. These events set two teens on a path that will entwine their lives with those of a young reporter and the former child prodigy.

Cameron Rush and Rosa Costas are best friends, even though they have never met in person. Cameron lives in Troy, a small town in Wisconsin, while Rosa lives on a ranch outside Albuquerque, New Mexico. Unabashed technology geeks, they become friends on the comNet while competing in a contest sponsored by GundTech. They are typical fifteen-year-olds living in their isolated worlds of family, school and friends.

Cameron’s schoolmates call him boring. He’s an A/B student, second-seat trumpet in the school band, fourth-string halfback, and tenth-man on the basketball team. He is unbelievably meek and takes grief for it from others. He likes a challenge.

At 5′-1″, Rosa Costas is vivacious and petite. She is as outgoing as Cameron is meek. A friend once described her as “a hundred-pound package wrapped in a ton of personality.” Rosa is also deceptively tough. Her mantel full of rodeo trophies attests to this fact. On the weekends and during vacations, she works as a cowgirl on a ranch. She is adept at languages and, like Cameron, enjoys solving puzzles and overcoming challenges.

Meagan Fletcher, technology reporter for the World Broadband Network, has never named her multiCom AI. Because she knows the potential dangers technology can pose, she prefers to use her multiCom in manual mode, bypassing the AI altogether. She doesn’t trust it–and she trusts GundTech even less. It is a company that seems too good to be true. Meagan is on a mission to expose the mysterious inventor behind GundTech and discover the computer company’s true intent.

As Rosa, Cameron, and Meagan race toward their destiny, they are oblivious to the dangers that lie ahead.

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Praise for FROM THE SHADOWS:

“Ripping good read…The descriptions were imaginative and the setting kept me engaged. The dialogue was interesting, and realistic. The two main characters drew me in and kept my attention. There was plenty of suspense and action.” ~ marykincaid, 5 stars

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Romantic Fantasy for Review: Charming by Andi Lawrencovna

Once Upon a Time…

Prince Christophe can’t die. Or, more precisely, if he dies, so does his country. But that hasn’t stopped the King from hosting a ball. And it hasn’t stopped Kit’s enemies from seeking a quick end between the quadrille and the waltz.

The Children of the Wood hold out hope that their Assassin Queen will fulfill the prophecy and end Kit’s life. But when Ella vies for the prince’s attention, it’s not a knife that pierces his heart, or her own.

One waltz at a ball. One trip of a slipper. One Prince. And one Assassin.

In the world of the Never Lands, Fairy Tales aren’t quite like you remember.

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Praise for CHARMING:

“Enjoyable fantasy novel…intriguing characters with depth…Well worth the read.” ~ jreppy, 4 stars

“A gem! Awesomoe re-imagining, giving the fairy tale a dark, gritty feel, as well as remaking Cinderella into a top-caliber assassin…” ~ ashia, 5 stars

“Captivating” ~ jodietwhite, 4 stars

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Fantasy Romance for Review: Miss Landon and Aubranael by Charlotte E. English

Tilby, Lincolnshire, 1811. Miss Sophia Landon is the daughter of an impoverished clergyman. Her father’s health is failing fast, but who wants to marry a woman without birth, beauty or wealth? Her prospects are limited indeed – until her friendship with the town’s fae denizens earns her passage to the otherworldly realm of Aylfenhame. Could her fate truly lie beyond the shores of England?

There she meets Aubranael, a young man with a warm heart and a ruined face. In Sophy he sees the answer to his loneliness, but how can a disfigured Ayliri hope to win her heart? When a mysterious witch offers him the temporary gift of beauty, he eagerly accepts: and so begins an adventure that could change his life, and Sophy’s, forever.

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Praise for MISS LANDON AND AUBRANAEL:

“Charming, Delightful, and Engaging.” ~ catlover1984, 5 stars

“Must read! Reading this book is like stepping into the pages of a fairy tale!” ~ Phoenix, 5 stars

“Delightful mix of historical and fantasy…worldbuilding is amazing…” ~ Ashia, 5 stars

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