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Requiem for a Gangster

Ex-con Johnny Darrow is released from prison intending to go straight. But when he returns to the mean streets of his old neighborhood he quickly discovers that circumstances are against him. Unable to find honest employment and saddled with a reckless younger brother determined to pursue a criminal career as a means to escape his environment, Johnny soon finds himself drawn into a scheme with his gangster pal, Frank Lisanti, which, if successful, will provide him with the cash to solve his problems. However, returning to crime proves a dangerous maneuver as Johnny quickly becomes enmeshed in a web of murder and treachery with his brother becoming the pawn in a deadly game between two boyhood friends turned adversaries. Now on the run, Johnny must somehow extricate his brother from the clu

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Cowboys, Castles and Cradles

When GRACIE CASTLE agreed to be a surrogate mother to twins, she never expected to become their full-time mom. Thankfully, that’s when she discovers she inherited a large Texas ranch from a grandmother she’s never met. Clueless but desperate, she’s managing to hold her own until the babies decide to make an unexpected appearance. Enter WHITMAN LOVETT, III a wealthy businessman who needs to lease three thousand acres of the Castle Ranch. He expects an easy deal, with the Castle Ranch in financial straits. He isn’t expecting to deliver a baby heifer in a rainstorm or Gracie’s twins at the ranch. But Gracie and the babies manage to get under Whit’s skin and into his heart. The very thing he doesn’t want.

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Echoes Down a Dark Well

Have you ever wondered if you’ve lived before? Imagine then if you could remember every moment of every life you have lived for the past two thousand years! That is the continuing fate and curse of a soldier of fortune named Cody. Not only is he cursed to recall each life, but he knows that each succeeding one will end the same – in violence, tragedy and death. He has only one slim ray of hope that keeps him clinging to sanity – The Girl. She, like him, is on a never ending cycle of rebirth. The only difference is that she has the power to heal his tortured soul and give him peace. But first he must find her. And that’s not easy because just like him in each incarnation she is born into a different family of a different race or culture, and the only way that Cody can recognize her is

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Red Jacaranda Leaves

In a world of magic and mysticism, peace and prosperity reins in the Akuwa and Piripiri kingdoms, however, something brews in the midst, and the wily witch doctor, the Sangoma, sees it in his visions, and will do anything to quell the threat. Even reintroducing the ancient art of purification. Princess Nia of the Piripiri tribe faces this bloody destiny, but her mother, Queen Zandile has other ideas. In the Akuwa Kingdom, bastard born Xolani befriends a water dragon, the Nyaminyami, and attempts to protect his tribesmen, and in due course, the kingdoms, from natures recoil at the rites of passage.

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Uprising

Detective Ted Peterson’s investigation of a suspicious death case leads him to suspect Lexi Collins and her boyfriend Adam. What he discovers is that they’re extraterrestrials. Now he's without backup and caught up in the conflict between two alien races secretly inhabiting the earth. One race, the Dabih, is abducting women and running experiments. The other, the Mira, seem friendly toward humans – especially their attractive leader Sindri - but can Ted trust aliens to help him find the Dabih and rescue the kidnapped women before it’s too late?

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Blood of the Dragon

After learning of the disappearance of an ancient Chinese artifact, “Blood of the Red Dragon”, Cathleen O’Brien accepts her next investigative assignment from the mysterious Dr. Chung Wu. She must secure the statue that holds the Perverted Blood Magic of the Artist, Feng Xi. If he controls the statue, his power over all natural life in the first realm, would be godlike and unstoppable. To complicate her search, Cathleen discovers her family is pledged to render one service upon request, to the beautiful Vampire, Lady Bao. She covets the statue of the Red Dragon to enhance her own powers and to bring about the ultimate destruction of her Master, Feng Xi. ​ If Cathleen can’t discover the hiding place of the deadly statue, this realm will belong to a Vampire or a demented Wizard! Either

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Xiang Shi

In China, 4th Century AD, a new evil is emerging in the war-torn north. It strikes terror in the heart of all those unfortunate enough to encounter it, even those who survive. Seven brothers, Buddhist monks with special gifts, are determined to stop the rise and dominion of the blood-thirsty demon and his minions. Witness the evolution of the ultimate predator, Xiang Shi . . . Vampire.

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Destiny's Promise

Disa is in love with Arys, but he’s in love with Carina. Out of heartache and rage she murders them on their wedding night and vows they will never find happiness together. Now the two souls are about to reunite. Disa makes a pact with the red demon to destroy Carina’s soul so she can never be with Arys again. On his deathbed, the sorcerer who raised Carina tells her she’s in grave danger and only the Black Knight can protect her. But she has no idea who the Black Knight is or where to find him, and she’s being evicted. Randolf, known as The Black Knight, is a powerful warrior and possesses strong magic, but he is plagued by dreams of a woman pleading with him to find her. After yet another dream, restless and frustrated, he goes to a local inn where he encounters Carina. She’s familiar

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Candle in the Wind

The year is 1863. After two years of battles, the Civil War has evolved into a bloody slaughter with scarcely a town or home on both sides untouched by the tragic loss of its young men. President Abraham Lincoln has just announced the first order of "Draft" in the history of the American Republic. After Jeptha enlists, Fiona Dawes finds herself working their farm with her five-year-old daughter Bridget on a thin spit of sandy peninsula stretching out into the Atlantic from the rocky coast of Massachusetts. Like so many women of her time, she struggles to keep the farm running. When her husband is reported missing--presumed dead, Fiona knows in her heart he is still alive. She decides to take her daughter and leave the farm to look for her beloved husband, but something sinister is brew

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Mira

Lexi Collins, an ordinary college student, has no idea that her genetic legacy is about to plunge her into a world she never knew existed. A world with two warring alien races who have hidden among us for thousands of years. One race plots to conquer the earth, the other strives to live among us in peace. Coping with her altered life, protecting innocent victims, and falling in love while trying to finish college and keep the ordinary humans around her unaware of what is really going on, Lexi finds herself balancing situations she could never have imagined. Lexi enters a life that is wondrous, delightful, dangerous and terrifying, as she becomes the catalyst for events that could change the balance of power between the alien races. Appropriate and enjoyable for all ages, Mira plunges t

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Draconian Symphony

The Earth has been stagnating for a thousand years after the apocalypse failed to happen, and even the forces of Hell are losing their passion. Draco is a self-trained mage good for little else than starting fires and staying alive. After fending of an attack by the predatory demon Lascivus, he extracts from her a single debt, which he demands she repays by helping him track down his mother, a psychotic, abusive mage, so he can kill her. While he succeeds, it comes at a cost, and it is only thanks to the intervention of Lascivus that he avoids spending eternity trapped in a strange, featureless plane. He and the living-sword Drakkengard find themselves embroiled deeper and deeper in the Devil’s machinations. Gods, ambitious madmen, and beings from other worlds are all vying to take advanta

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Moon Dust

The luxury starliner Sovereign of the Stars makes an unscheduled and unannounced landing at Armstrong Base, mankind’s first permanent facility on the moon. Armstrong’s commander, Colonel Michael Hansen, boards the vessel and discovers the mummified remains of the passengers and crew. A single comatose survivor is found. A team from earth arrives to begin an investigation. They are led by Lindsay Dwyer, a bureaucrat who far outranks Hansen, and who becomes the de facto commander of Armstrong. Things begin to go wrong soon after their arrival. Several of Armstrong’s personnel are found dead, their corpses mummified. Hansen orders and evacuation of the facility only to discover the base has been locked down from Earth. Facing a terror of unknown origin and a mutinous executive officer

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Dick Rousts the Russkie

Vlad the Impaler, as nicknamed by his former KGB colleagues, is a shadowy, elusive figure who terrifies even the most hardened intelligence officers in both the old and new Soviet spy service. He is a vicious sociopath and that remarkable fact served the rodina, the motherland, well during his long career as a sanctioned killer for the former Soviet Union. But now he is using his nefarious talents on behalf of a Middle Eastern country supporting jihad and reaping obscene profits from manipulating the international spot markets for crude oil. Diplomatic Security Service Special Agent Dick Avery and Russian intelligence officer Ludmilla Petrova join forces to stop the madman from turning off the spigots of black gold! ​

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Wolf Master of Iron Mountain

Young Cathleen O’Brien comes from a poor Irish immigrant family, but she was enriched from her earliest childhood by a father who gave her the perfect treasure: Magic. Cathleen is part of a clan of Celtic Mages with Magical roots going back to the Dark Times. Her father taught her the mystic arts of the Magic User and after she purchases a radio station in a remote mountain town, she’ll need this magic to survive. Iron Mountain was a booming coal mining town in the late 1800s, but there is a sinister cloud hanging over this beautiful mountain setting. Old news clippings from those times, tell of town folk being hunted down and murdered and visitors disappearing off the trails, never to be seen again. Legend held that there was an ancient Indian Shaman who was responsible for all the ma

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Spellcast Waters

A fast-paced young adult novel that will appeal to even reluctant readers, male as well as a broad female audience. ​ It's a post-apocalyptic world where water covers much of the planet, magic rules, zombies walk and werewolves roam the wilderness. When Mikey LoPinto is bitten by a werewolf and infected with the werewolf virus, Riko Light and Mikey set out to find a cure. They meet a strange boy named Oz who leads them on a journey threatened by cannibals, witches, demons and zombies. Oz and Riko find themselves falling in love while the clock runs out on finding a cure for Mikey, and Oz fights off the deadly spell cast by his mother’s Satanic Bible.

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Abandoned

Holly learns that her Uncle Steve, who her drunken parents refuse to believe molested her, is moving into her brother's old room. She decides she must move. So she gets a job at Rule the Night and feels she has finally found a place where she fits in. The cute guy from school, Parker, becomes more than just a fellow employee. But then she notices some strange behavior at the nightclub. Despite Parker's distracting presence, she realizes something is wrong. Too late she realizes the secret is a nest of vampires. She is attacked and must be turned in order to save her life. She awakens with an acute thirst and an entirely new existence. That existence still includes her love for Parker, but with each kiss her desire for her all too human sweetheart is tempered with her thirst. Where can thei

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The Children of Resurrection Garden

From "The Stephen King of Manitoba" comes another macabre tale that will keep you reading past your bedtime...and you will keep the lights on, even if you finish. At the Midnight Hour beware of what lurks in the shadows. Clear Vista, California is a picturesque town overlooking a tranquil bay on the Pacific. Quiet. Friendly. It’s a great place for children to grow up. That is, if they grow up. But an unusual number of children in Clear Vista don’t live long enough to grow up. A car accident. A hit-and-run. A tumble down the basement stairs. A suicide. So many tragedies fill the plots in the local cemetery, Resurrection Gardens. The worst is the disappearance of the eight-year-old Loewen twins, Heidi and Holly. When their bodies are found in the cemetery’s tool shed, the horrified townsp

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Dark Annie

It was a day unlike any other in the town of Deacon’s Landing, Connecticut. It was the day Kenny Atkins cornered Matty Anderson in the locker room on what turned out to be the final day of classes at Deacon’s Landing Middle School. When the school is destroyed by fire, the teachers speak in hushed tones of “Dark Annie” Carlson, one of their own who vanished mysteriously shortly before the start of the school year. For nearly three decades the school remains dark and empty. Now the school is rebuilt and ready to accept students once again. A series of seemingly random events arouses the suspicions of police officer Matthew Anderson. Cryptic warnings from unrelated accident and assault victims and the return of Anderson’s childhood nemesis bring the legend of Dark Annie back to the fo

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Illuminati: The Book of Life

Ljluka Vargas, immortal prince and the cool-headed enforcer for the Vargas Dynasty, must go up against his most intriguing enemy, the mysterious Nalini. She intends to beat him to the secret archaeological site of The Book of Life which contains the genetic secrets of their ancient ancestors. In order to escape the cruel domination of her family and gain freedom for her mother, Nalini assumes the role of assassin. In her rival, the sleek and deadly Luc, she finds a different kind of danger. It’s a race from power-hungry D.C. cabinet rooms through the secret realms of the Vatican, from cloud forests and desert sands to the caverns of the Underworld, because whoever posesses the Book of Life has the potential to rule the world, offering or denying immortality to mankind.

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All That Matters

All the money in the world won't bring you happiness if the strings attached are pulled so tight you can't breathe. FAITH MORGAN couldn't breathe. Controlled all her life by a dominating father whose wealth influenced his actions and prejudices, Faith spent her teen years defying every rule Lionel Morgan made. BUDDY LEE WALKER is Boyd Walker's son and mad as hell about it. He hasn't been anybody's boy since his mama died when he was six. When his no-account daddy went to prison for a bungled bank robbery and armed assault, sixteen-year-old Buddy Lee shouted "Hallelujah!" and set about working hard to overcome his hated reputation as Boyd's boy.

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