Simon "Saint" Flaherty is sixteen the day he enters a back-alley mixed martial arts fight in his Appalachian town. The odds are  in his favor, but no one expects him to win by accidentally killing his opponent, least of all Simon. His coach uses the publicity to set Simon up in the fight of his life in scarcely a month's time, but physically ready doesn't mean mentally ready.


In this tightly woven story of enduring in the face of violence, Simon must decide whether a chance to escape a life not worth living is worth the danger of losing it altogether.


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In a world without superheroes, all Jonathan Jones wanted was to be like you and me. Normal. That's because the last time Jon used his amazing abilities, his world turned upside cutting him off from the world. But after being drawn to a woman as troubled as him and crossing paths with another who's mysterious, Jon may not have a choice. This first of a series introduces a new superhero mythos and an unconventional hero.


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Here's some books that have caught my eye for one reason or another... and check out these authors' other offerings, too...

When Pharaoh’s Royal Wife, Mira, visits a small village and takes note of adopted fourteen-year-old Sheshamun's familiar features and unique beauty, she suggests Sheshamun become a concubine in the royal harem. Before she departs for Thebes, the young girl receives a chilling warning from a mysterious stall keeper in the local market, “You are venturing into great danger. Beware of those with the same blood, as all is not what it appears to be.”

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Heather, Monica, Z, and Witt have been kidnapped. Avery Rhodes--serial killer, rapist, arsonist--has a plan for each of them. At least, he believes he does.

No one survives once Rhodes has chosen them, but now Rhodes is cracking, and Heather is determined to find the captives a way out.

 COLOSSUS is an uncompromising, white-knuckled serial killer thriller, featuring unforgettable characters and an unsettling, nightmare-inducing antagonist.


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One murder can make a town nervous. Two brings fear. Add three, four and even more, and watch neighbour turn on suspicious neighbour. Victoria Bullrush - or Bullface, as she is called by fellow police officers - is a stickler for rules. As she tries to maintain a faultless investigation, she can't ignore the public's growing anger. What lies in the dark is palpable, waiting. Can anyone stay calm enough to catch the killer?


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Eighteen-year-old Rilt Arald, firstborn son of Arald house, is determined to learn to be a kaedin and wield the elements -- defying his father to do so. His coming-of-age journey started out as an adventurous act of rebellion: enrolling in Kaedin Hall to steal some freedom before he settles in as the future Duke. Rilt's adventure soon turns sinister, thanks to a dead man's letter. As Rilt unravels the letter's mysteries and learns more about the shadowy Verashki, he stumbles upon a conspiracy that could very well cost him his life.


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A beautiful 20-year-old writer flees on a road-trip across America in search of adventure and to find Ray Holden, who holds the key to understanding the violent days of her childhood. Twomen stalk Ella on the odyssey from Massachusetts to Las Vegas - an FBI agent that suspects her of being a serial killer and an assassin with a familiar face she can't quite remember. Follow her journey to learn the answers to the burning questions. Who is Ray Holden? And more importantly... Is Ella Thomas a serial killer? 


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Julia Long’s senior year is starting with an extra dose of crazy. First, there arecreepy dreams about bloody cult rituals. Then, her new classmate and crush, Graham, shows up in her nightmares as the sacrificial victim. And these dreams seem to be telling her she’s supposed to save him, when in real life she can barely talk to the guy.


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L. M. Bryski

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Robbie and Emily have been together for years, but their love is still fresh and fierce. They have shared a bed, a home, a bond so deep it can't be broken. But there are things they don't share, things best left unsaid.

On a morning like any other, Robbie wakes, dresses, writes Emily a letter - and leaves their home for good. There is a secret they've been keeping since the day they met. The sacrifices and choices that have sealed their fates could be exposed, and this is the only way to keep it all hidden...


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What do you get when an unreliable hooker narrates an epic tale of bitches and dudes in shady bars looking for a night of fun? A dirty comic story full of booze, drugs deals, sex, and a couple of close shaves. Get set for a book of meaty, fun fiction simply marbled with smut realism.


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A summer resort town, a failing newspaper, a time-traveling detective named Tractus Fynn, and murder of course.

Admittedly DCI Tractus Fynn is not very good at time travel, but he's quite proficient deduction and "fixing" crimes. Sorry, this book does not pander to the lowest common denominator and it's aimed at people who love mysteries, can think, and have a sense of humor!


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