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☄️ His name is Kael Jai.  Cast out from his own world after losing a long battle against the madman named Jindom.  Thrown to Earth through a portal, abandoned to fend for himself, alone and alienated from his people.  Alienated.  Alien.  That's what he was considered in this world.  An alien.  An unknown. It was hard to think of himself as alien, or even different.  But to these people on this planet, he was an anomaly, something to be feared, perhaps even dissected.  The Priejsthaed had sent him to Earth for his own protection. They thought he would be safe there.  They were wrong.  Jindom had discovered his location and now Kael Jai must not only fight for his life but also find a way to restore peace on his home-world of Trinoor.  And save Earth from the powerful war machines sent there to kill him.

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The girl hesitated for a fraction of a second, her eyes darting to the Sulcrum, and then she threw the blade in Kael's direction.  Kael took three giant strides toward her, one arm outstretched to catch the heavy Strongblade, leapt into the air and used one leg against a nearby lamppost to stop his momentum and turn himself around to face the Sulcrum.  He caught the blade neatly and deftly turned it in his hand, his fingers clenched around the metal hilt.  Still in motion, he launched himself off the pole and met the Sulcrum as it hurtled toward him.  The blade sank deep into the weak point just below the Sulcrum's chin and stuck out the other side.  Kael gave the blade a violent twist left then right and stepped sideways as the forward momentum of the Sulcrum's body continued past him and rammed into the glass window of the very store Kael had been standing in front of just minutes earlier.  Shards of glass flew in all directions as the heavy metal body of the Sulcrum came to a halt in the middle of the now destroyed store display.  The woman stared at the machine's head as it fell at Kael's feet.
For a moment, Kael stood with his arm still outstretched, blade extended outward, muscles tensed and bulging, and his chest heaving as he worked to catch his breath.  His eyes were glued to the woman.  A second later, he vaulted towards her, grabbed her by the hand, and began running away from the storefront as fast as he could drag his baggage behind him.  She was small and couldn't keep up with him.  Frustrated, he stopped.  She immediately slammed into the back of him.
"Ow!  Damn you!  Where are you taking me!" she yelled at him.
"Away from here," he yelled back.  Without saying another word, he picked her up like she was a sack of potatoes, dumped her over his shoulder, and ran down the street with her bouncing against his back.  She wound her fingers into his shirt and held on tight to try and stop the mind-numbing bounce of her head.
"I...w-want to kn-know...where the hell you're t-t-taking me!" she shrieked, her words coming out in gasps as her stomach bounced painfully against his shoulder.
Just as the last word was leaving her lips, the Sulcrum exploded in a massive ball of fire that sent bricks, glass, metal, and parts of mannequins flying across the street.  Kael kept running.  The woman was too winded to scream when the explosion ripped through the store.  Sirens howled in the distance, fire trucks and police cars already trying to make their way through the city streets to get to the odd scene that citizens had surely reported.  Only minutes had passed since the Sulcrum's arrival, but there was enough chaos and damage on the street to make it look like a terrorist attack.
Another explosion rocked the atmosphere, the sound reverberating off the tall buildings around them.  The Sulcrum's head, exploding just minutes after the body's self-destruct. 
Kael kept running.  He had to get as far away from the scene as possible, as fast as possible.  He ran a mile before he finally stopped and put the woman down.  Tears streaked her cheeks, and her nose was red and wet from crying.  She wobbled on her feet and shoved her long blonde hair out of her face to get a good look at him.  Kael was barely panting from the long run.  Running with her weight on his shoulder hadn't even winded him.  His luminous green eyes stared down into her face, assessing her emotions and her physical state.
"What the hell was that...that...thing back there!" she demanded.
"A Sulcrum," he answered succinctly.
He reached for her hand.  She snatched it out of his way so that he couldn't take hold of it.
He frowned.  "You must come with me."
"The hell you say!  I don't have to go anywhere with you!  You nearly got me killed back there!"
He reached for her hand again.  Again, she moved out of his grasp.  "I want to know why the man in that armor was trying to kill you, and why you are running with me!" 
"There's no time for that.  We have to get as far away as possible, as fast as possible.  Every delay could mean the death of us."
"Why?  And why we?  Why do I have to go with you?  What the hell is going on?"  She ended in a near-scream of fury and frustration.
"The Sulcrum is not a man.  It's a machine.  A very deadly one," Kael explained.
The woman glanced at him nervously.  She looked dazed, confused, and he could smell the terror thrumming through her bloodstream.
"You've been imprinted," he stated.
"Wha-What does that mean?"
"It means that you are in danger.  You must come with me."
Her eyes were beautiful.  He'd just noticed.  Deep as a crystal clear blue spring on Trinoor.  Her hair the color of the corn silk he'd seen stripped from the ears in the farmers market.  Skin fair, smooth, and clear.  Next to his 6' 5" frame, she was tiny, probably no more than 5'4".  Not that it mattered.  She was under his protection now.  Like it or not, he couldn't leave her.
She opened her mouth to say something, but the words were cut short when he grabbed her by the hand and pulled her down the side street.  "We must get out of sight."
She tried to twist her hand out of his, but his grip was too firm.  "Why should I come with you?"  She yelled the words at the back of his head.
He turned abruptly and put a large hand over her mouth to shut her up.  Leaning down close so she could look into the depth of his eyes, he said very clearly, "If you want to remain alive, you will follow me to the ends of your planet if need be, without hesitation and without argument."
Her eyes were wide with fear, and he could feel her heart thrumming hard against his abdomen.  The energy of it beat the air between them, reaching out to strum his nervous system.  His senses were at high alert, and he could see everything about her, smell everything, feel everything, like no human ever could.
"I'm going to let go now.  And you're going to be good and not scream.  If you hold me back any longer, I will have no choice but to leave you behind, to protect myself.  If I do that, you will die.  Do you understand?"
She nodded feebly, her cheeks pinched up above the meat of his palm.  She looked like a pathetic little cartoon character on some earth show.  When he didn't let go, she nodded more emphatically and grunted something from beneath his hand.  He slowly lifted a few fingers.  She didn't scream, so he withdrew his hand, but he remained vigilante.  She gasped once for breath, straightened her shirt, swallowed hard, and nodded again.
"Alright.  I'm following you."
Kael assessed her eyes to determine her truth.  Satisfied that she would give him no more trouble, he looked around at his surroundings.  Microwave and cell phone towers jutted from the tall building next to the abandoned one they stood beside.  He turned and peered into the distance.  The energy plant was too far away.  This building would have to do, for now.
He went to the door and looked through the glass.  A small hallway led to an empty lobby.  He jimmied the door and stepped inside.  Old broken glass crunched beneath his boots.  He pulled the girl in behind him and closed the door, locked it, and turned back to look around at the graffiti-covered walls.
"What is this place?" the girl asked from behind him.
"An abandoned office building," he said.
"How do you know?"
"I observe."
Moving silently, his senses heightened and alert, he led her upstairs to the third floor.  Glancing around as he went, he eased down the hallway until they came to a small room at the end of the hall.  The girl followed him inside, but when he closed the door behind them she seemed wary and nervous.  Kael ignored her and assessed the room from ceiling to floor, then went and peered out the dirty window at the street beyond.  Satisfied that he would not be battling his way through any more Sulcrums, at least for a short while, he turned to the only desk that sat to one side of the room.  He crossed the room and sat down slowly in the dust-covered swivel chair.
The girl looked around the room.  "Why would anyone leave their office furniture behind?"
"You ask a lot of questions."
She shrugged.  "I've always been curious by nature."
"Questions can get you answers that you won't like to hear."
She shrugged again.  "Maybe.  Maybe not.  You didn't see me running from that big robot-thing, did you?"
His eyes narrowed.  She spoke the truth.  She was the only one who had stood her ground.  Not that sticking around had been the smart choice.
"I know Tae Kwon Do.  Been studying it since I was five-years-old," she said as she looked out the dirt-smeared window.  "It teaches you to be bold."
"There's a difference between boldness and stupidity," Kael replied.
She turned to frown at him, her arms going across her chest.  The position of her forearms thrust her breasts even higher, revealing a tiny bit of cleavage above her sweater.  Her breath hung in the air, reminding him of just how cold she must be.  The building's windows were mostly broken out, allowing for little shelter against the elements.
"How old are you?" he asked.
"Twenty-seven."
"Your name?"
She hesitated, her gaze turning toward the floor.  "You first."
"My name is Kael."
"Kyle," she repeated.  "Sounds like a perfectly harmless name.  But you're not harmless.  And you're not human either, are you?"
"Kah-ell," he corrected her pronunciation.  "All drawn together in a subtle way.  And what makes you think I'm not human?"
"Well, for starters, a man appeared out of thin air and called you master, and then this big shiny, chrome thing stepped out of the crowd and tried to break you in half.  Now, I know the military, as advanced as we've become with our drones and weapons and such, doesn't have anything like that hulk, and as far as I know, humans can't appear out of thin air.  Not to mention the sword that morphed out of its arm and then morphed back into an arm and then back into a sword, like magic.  Plus, my friend swears aliens have been visiting us for ages, and...maybe you're one of them coming back to visit, or coming back to find something, or take something-"
Kael stood up, effectively cutting off her speech.  She took a step backward.  He stopped.
"I'm not going to hurt you."
She repositioned her legs.  Kael noticed that she had shifted her center of gravity and she was now on the balls of her feet.
"Your Tae Kwon Do is no match for me."
"We'll see about that," she retorted.  "Now, if you don't start talking, I'm going to speed dial my cousin, who's a New York cop, and you'll be apprehended, taken to a secret government facility, where I'm sure you'll be more than happy to talk."
Kael's mouth twitched at the corners as he held back a laugh.  "You don't bluff well.  You have no cousin who's a cop."
Her chin lifted, and he saw the glint of defiance in her eyes.  "How do you know that?"
"Because I can tell when someone is lying."
She opened her mouth to say something, then clamped it shut again. 
He smiled in satisfaction.  "You and I are in danger.  I plan on keeping us safe.  But I must remind you that if you limit me in any way, I will have no choice but to abandon you and leave you to fend for yourself.  You've seen what a Sulcrum can do, so I suggest you work with me not against me."
She gulped hard but kept her gaze firmly on his.
"Now, your name please."
"Sarah.  Connor."
His frown deepened into a scowl.  He was losing patience with this female.  "Your real name," he growled as he took a menacing step toward her.
She gulped again and took a step backward.  Her back butted against the wall, stopping her from escaping.  "Okay!  Eva!  My name is Eva!"  She said the words in a rushed, desperate near-squeal.

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At the height of happy Christmas shopping in the downtown plaza, two superheroes unleash their powers to destroy each other. Bolt and Accel, smash cars, shops and restaurants to rubble in their desire to win the heart of Psy, a female superhero. Ultra-violence, chaos and fear wipe out the happy Christmas spirit.

The General helicopters in to stop them with the rest of the superhero unit of Flame, Amazon and Psy. But they are too late. Bolt's and Accel's actions have unleashed an unstoppable terrifying power, Subject Zero. But how can they set aside their differences and fight together?


First in the superhero series of books featuring the mysterious Subject Zero.

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#2 Halloween Party

Sarah Hargreaves is walking through the emerging dawn streets after another night’s work, when she is bundled into the back of a van by six figures dressed in black. She is taken to an underground location, where she is interviewed by a smartly dressed woman and a man from a secret organisation. They have one question:

‘What really happened at the Halloween Party three weeks ago?’

Sarah is forced to retell the terrifying truth. She is an experienced member of Dark Watch, an organisation set up to eliminate the threat from the creatures of the night. On the hunt for a vampire cell, she and her new boyfriend get an invitation to a Halloween Party – the Vampire Special. She suspects that humans will be lulled to their deaths. What happens at the party surprises even her.

#3 Wedding Anniversary

Hiding in time a superhero, Subject Zero, enjoys the delights of the wild west; the women, the drink and the fighting. After another night of fun, Zero is alerted to the presence of another time traveller who has sought him out across time and space. The traveller is his wife he hasn’t seen for fifty years. She has come to remind him it's their Wedding Anniversary. They discuss old times together and make plans for a reconciliation in the future.

Zero is happy, until a massive time disturbance breaks the peace and Zero and his wife are forced to reveal their true powers to the inhabitants of the wild west town.

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Sixteen-year-old Tessa comes from a family of ancient vampires with powerful abilities, but she doesn't seem to have inherited anything exceptional. An Old World vampire faction is developing underground blood farms, where humans are placed in permanent stasis so the vamps will have a steady feeding source. To right this horrible wrong, Tessa must tap into her own dormant genetic abilities…or die trying.

Book 1: Vampire in Denial

When fitting in and discovering her own unique abilities doesn’t seem possible, sixteen-year-old vampire Tessa embraces life as a human teenager. But her dreams of belonging turn into a nightmare when a clan of vicious vampires attack the movie theatre she's having her first date in, and Jared falls into their hands.

Blood doesn't just make Tessa whoshe is but whatshe is. Can her blood also define what she becomes?

Book 2: Vampire in Distress

Sixteen-year-old Tessa is at the center of a war started by a violent faction of vampires who want a steady supply of humans to feed from.

Eighteen-year-old flyer vampire Cody's only thought is getting his best friend's kid sister back after she and her human boyfriend Jared are kidnapped.

A war between humans and good and bad vampires is on the precipice of breaking loose--a war that promises to show them no mercy.

Book 3: Vampire in Design

Teenage Tessa finds herself locked in a lab by those who want to tap into the latent genetic abilities in her vampire blood.

Human Jared is free of the blood farm he miraculously escaped from, but he can't stop thinking about those still trapped there. Discovering a deadly secret leaves him no choice other than to return to the hellish prison he narrowly broke free of--and surely never will again.

Book 4: Vampire in Deceit

Teenage vampire Tessa wages war against her own kind in order to protect those she loves…

Even at the risk of endangering his own life, human Jared refuses to leave family and friends to their fate at the blood farm a violent faction of vampires is developing. He has allies fighting alongside him. But are they who he thinks they are, or will trusting them prove to be the worst mistake he's ever made?

Book 5: Vampire in Defiance

Moltere's Mountain is on the verge of collapse with teenage vampire Tessa, her friends and family still inside. Human teenager Jared has led an army into the mountain to help him against Old World vampires intent on enslaving the human race as a feeding source. But the allies he's enlisted view the annihilation of allvampires--not just the bad ones--as the only recourse to put an end to the war. 
It's been a difficult year for Abilene Collins. Since her father's death, her whirlwind life of adventure and travel has come to an end.


Now, she's living with her mysterious uncle.  He's a man with secrets, living almost alone in a ridiculously large mansion that he doesn't own.  He doesn't like questions, and when Lena starts asking after the enigma of his job, it isn't hard to tell that he's hiding some family secrets.


Family portraits have been removed from the walls, and areas of the house are off limits.  Some rooms even seem to have been walled off completely. No one will talk to her.


The young and ambitious groundskeeper has become her only friend, and one day he tells her that she was stolen from her mother years before.  Lena's family are all telepathic, and that isn't all.  They're a religious pillar of the Silenti society.  Her grandfather has used his religious standing to gain political power, decimating his rivals along with anyone who gets in his way.  


Suddenly thrust into a life of political plots and religious fanatics, Lena finds herself struggling to navigate her own life.  Some people aren't fond of the Darays, and the family has nearly died out through assassination.


It appears Lena is the latest target.


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Jelicho is an old bounty hunter and all he wants is one last job to get enough money to settle down.
Kafra is a poor trickster and a phoney but there's a big hit out on him.
It seems a child's play to kill him, but Jelicho doesn’t know how much he was wrong. Killing Kafra is easy, but keeping him dead is a hell of a problem.
In the old city, nobody is safe and plans never go the way you want.

“The night had transformed the city into a black labryinth. Jelicho walked through the crooked alleys and could clearly perceive the presence of indistinct shadows moving behind the corners or spying from the windows. They retreated as soon as they saw the Moor put his palm on the enormous scimitar’s handle, tall as he was like a giant dressed in clothes that made him seem a demon. At times he felt like an old lion, who frightened the young men still too terrorized to face him, lurking in the shadows and awaiting the day he would finally be weak.”

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"Kafra the magnificent" is the second adventure of Altro Evo, fantasy stories of Sword & Sorcery, self-contained adventures.
Find more content and illustrations on www.AltroEvo.com

Episodes of Altro Evo are:
* "The Day of the Dragon"
* "Kafra the Magnificent"
* "Ugly as Death"

Altro Evo is a series of adventures in an alternate fantasy world (some sort of Sword & Sorcery magic-punk).
Every ebook has a different hero, the story is independent but closely connected to the other episodes. All events take place over the same day, within the walls of the same old city, like a jigsaw puzzle.
The series can be read in any order and each one is a self-contained ebook.
STARLEY'S RUST 

a YA urban fantasy 

Book 2 of the EMBODIED trilogy 

Six months ago, Kari Marriner’s life was torn apart. Now turned 17, she’s looking for answers in her rural Wisconsin hometown. But just as the Embodied seemed to have vanished, there’s a new, more terrifying visitor from the Dark Universe. 

Back in Manhattan, a charismatic English artist named Starley convinces Kari he can find her missing mother if she flies to Paris with him. He also shares an incredible secret from the dawn of mankind. But Starley is not who he seems. Before she knows it, Kari finds herself standing in front of the Mona Lisa with him, yelling out, “He’s got a bomb!” 

And that’s when things go totally insane. The Rebel Embodied’s henchman, Cilic, returns to Earth on a deadly mission. The body of Kari’s treacherous friend Aranara is washed up on the banks of the Hudson. But is she really dead? In the Paris catacombs, Kari and Starley are hunted by a nightmarish mythical creature that’s all too real. 

A family mystery, an exiled race, freakish beasts, jealousy, love… and death. Kari has to face them all in the fast-paced fantasy thriller . 

Starley’s Rust is the spellbinding second novel in JB Dutton’s EMBODIED trilogy. The first installment, Silent Symmetry, was published in 2013 and reached the #1 spot on Amazon’s free Kindle ebook Futuristic & Sci-Fi Romance chart. 


Goodreads raves for Silent Symmetry 

“...so hard to put down” 5-star review 

“The concept is unique, interesting, gripping” 5-star review 

“...a bizarre and scary world” 5-star review 

“Kari's adventure was thrilling!” 4-star review 

“It's unique (never read anything like it before)” 5-star review 

“...really, really good” 5-star review 

“...filled with mystery and danger” 5-star review 

“...can't wait for the sequel.” 5-star review 

“Who doesn't love hot aliens?” 5-star review 


About the author 

JB Dutton is the pseudonym of author John B. Dutton when writing Young Adult and Children's fiction. After graduating from film school in London, England, John emigrated to Montreal in 1987, where he still lives with his two young children and their even younger goldfish. He spent over a decade as a music TV director before moving into the advertising industry as an award-winning copywriter for clients such as Cirque du Soleil. John has written novels, short stories, blogs, screenplays and a stage play, and is currently writing a trilogy of Young Adult novels. John speaks four languages and has been married three times in three different countries in three different decades. He therefore likes the odd pint of Guinness. And he’s pretty keen on the even pints too… 

Visit John's website at johnbdutton.wordpress.com 

 Silent Symmetry 

a YA fantasy-mystery love story 

Book 1 of the EMBODIED trilogy. 

The Embodied glide through the busy streets of New York, uttering barely a sound. 

Their eerie beauty comes from their perfect symmetry. Are they flawless humans, the epitome of evolution? Are they a genetically modified super-race? Are they extra-terrestrials? Once prep school student Kari Marriner becomes aware of their existence, she is driven to seek out the answer and finds herself ensnared in a web that reaches further than she could possibly have imagined. 

Kari’s earliest memory is her father’s death in a car crash back in small-town Wisconsin. Now, 12 years later, her mother has been hired by a pseudo-religious organization in Manhattan called the Temple of Truth (a.k.a. the ToT). At Chelsea Prep, Kari develops a crush on classmate Cruz. But when she realizes that Noon, another attractive guy at school, is involved with the ToT, her curiosity gets the better of her. 

Kari stumbles upon a secret tunnel leading from her apartment to another in the building, where an ancient book holds images she can scarcely believe, and a cavernous room contains... something inexplicable. As Kari pieces together the incredible evidence, she discovers that the ToT is run by other-worldly beings called The Embodied who influence human behavior and have established a global long-term human breeding program. But why? And what is her role in all this? 

Just as she starts wondering whether the love she feels for Cruz is genuine or if her emotions are being controlled by The Embodied, her mother is kidnapped and Kari has to figure out who is human, who is Embodied, and who she can count on to help rescue her mother. 

Silent Symmetry is the exciting first novel in JB Dutton’s EMBODIED trilogy. The second installment, Starley’s Rust, will be published January 2015.

Goodreads raves for Silent Symmetry 

“...so hard to put down” 5-star review 

“The concept is unique, interesting, gripping” 5-star review 

“...a bizarre and scary world” 5-star review 

“Kari's adventure was thrilling!” 4-star review 

“It's unique (never read anything like it before)” 5-star review 

“...really, really good” 5-star review 

“...filled with mystery and danger” 5-star review 

“...can't wait for the sequel.” 5-star review 

“Who doesn't love hot aliens?” 5-star review 


About the author 

JB Dutton is the pseudonym of author John B. Dutton when writing Young Adult and Children's fiction. After graduating from film school in London, England, John emigrated to Montreal in 1987, where he still lives with his two young children and their even younger goldfish. He spent over a decade as a music TV director before moving into the advertising industry as an award-winning copywriter for clients such as Cirque du Soleil. John has written novels, short stories, blogs, screenplays and a stage play, and is currently writing a trilogy of Young Adult novels. John speaks four languages and has been married three times in three different countries in three different decades. He therefore likes the odd pint of Guinness. And he’s pretty keen on the even pints too… 

Visit John's website at johnbdutton.wordpress.com 

* Get 3 books of fantasy adventures! *

Altro Evo is a series of adventures in an alternate fantasy world (some sort of Sword & Sorcery magic-punk).
Every story has a different hero, the story is independent but closely connected to the other episodes. All events take place over the same day, within the walls of the same old city, like a jigsaw puzzle.
The series can be read in any order and each one is a self-contained ebook.

THE DAY OF THE DRAGON
Gillean Conroy, sailor on the fastest merchant ship of the South Seas, has two problems: an amnesia, deep as a bottomless pit, and a stinking alcohol hangover.
He has to find his way back to the port and reach the rest of the crew, but he woke up in a tough city to figure out.
Gillean will run through the maze of the strange old city, trying to escape from bizarre characters and dangerous situations.
He will find out that he is the only one who can solve the mystery of the dragon mark, and he need to do it fast because time’s running out and he has to put together the pieces of his memory before dawn.

KAFRA THE MAGNIFICENT
Jelicho is an old bounty hunter and all he wants is one last job to get enough money to settle down.
Kafra is a poor trickster and a phoney but there's a big hit out on him.
It seems a child's play to kill him, but Jelicho doesn’t know how much he was wrong. Killing Kafra is easy, but keeping him dead is a hell of a problem.
In the old city, nobody is safe and plans never go the way you want.

UGLY AS DEATH
Life is tough in a lawless frontier town and things don't get better if you’re ugly as death.
Zira, barmaid in the worst tavern on the port, looks for a new job, but she has no idea she's going to be the only one to know when the whole city will be destroyed.
And to make matters worse, she has to deal with a deadly and uncontrollable trunk, a crazy alchemist and creatures that are not supposed to exist in the world.

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As the heir to the largest shape shifter pack in North America, Alec Graves has inherited a savage, dangerous life. If he can successfully take over his father's pack, Alec will finally have a chance to make changes for the better, but he wouldn't be the first person to be corrupted by that kind of power.

Human teenager Adri Paige is only days away from manifesting a supernatural ability that is as powerful as it is terrifying. Her only hope of survival lies in mastering her gift before it lures dark forces into her life.

Separately, Alec and Adri have no chance of seeing another year. Together they just might be able to save the world.

This omnibus edition includes the first three novels in the popular Dark Reflections Series (which has received more than 300 4- & 5-star reviews), and is nearly 800 pages of action, danger and romance set in one of the richest, most complex worlds in the genre. 

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Bound:

The only thing worse than having no family at all, is having a family that is out to hurt you. That would all be bad enough for a normal 17-year-old, but it's even worse for Alec Graves. A shape shifter's pack, his family, is the only thing stopping the other preternatural creatures out there from killing them.

Alec's pack isn't just neglectful, he's pretty sure that his father wants him dead. Alec is about to be sent to the front lines of a war between his people and everything else that goes bump in the night. His only chance of survival is to convince everyone around him that he's the perfect soldier, but there are lines that Alec won't cross, not for any price.

Hunted:

The Perfect Weapon: Adri Paige can visit people inside of their dreams, where they are defenseless. 

The Ultimate Spy: Adri's power lets her ferret out anyone's secrets and even influence their waking actions. 

The World's Biggest Prize: Adri's power comes with a price. Dark forces hunt her, hoping to bend her gifts to their purposes. 

The Real Problem? Adri needs to make it through high school without letting anyone around her figure out her true capabilities—all while crushing on a guy she knows is probably trouble.

Ambushed:

Adriana Paige has survived not one but two vampire attacks in less than twenty-four hours, and unless she's able to master her ability to share other people's dreams, the attacks are only going to get worse. Taggart has promised to train Adri, but he's got even more enemies than she does and there's no guarantee that he'll be able to keep her from being caught in the crossfire. 

More than anything else, Adri wants to talk to shape shifter Alec Graves, but he's gone strangely silent. There's no way for Adri to know if that's because he's no longer interested in her, or if it's simply because he's still on the run from his ruthless father, Kaleb. 

As enemies both new and old start closing in on Adri, she's starting to worry that she might be forced into choosing between Taggart, the man who saved her life, and Alec, the guy to whom she feels inexplicably connected. 

Publisher's Note: Dean Murray's ongoing Reflection Series has been a stunning success with more than half a million copies in circulation, and a rich, complex world where choices—right or wrong—have real, profound consequences. Unsatisfied with the restrictions imposed on him by writing inside of the conventional series structure, Dean has returned to Sanctuary and the characters so many fans have fallen in love with. 

The Dark Reflections Series is an alternate timeline set in the same world and featuring many of the same characters as the Reflections Series, but with a profoundly different backstory.

Keywords: Teen, Young Adult, Urban Fantasy, YA, Vampires, Werewolves, Series, Paranormal, Romance, Shape Shifters, Shapeshifters

Sixteen-year-old Tessa comes from a family of ancient vampires with powerful abilities, but unfortunately she doesn't seem to have inherited anything exceptional. Instead, she's awkward and unsophisticated, never fitting in with her peaceful clan. When she makes the decision to join the human world, determined to find a way to belong. Everything goes wrong as an Old World vampire faction begins snatching humans right off the streets for their secret project. To right this horrible wrong, Tessa must tap into her own dormant genetic abilities…or die trying.

Book 1: Vampire in Denial

Blood doesn't just make her who she is but what she is. Can her blood also define what she becomes?

As if being a sixteen-year-old vampire isn't hard enough, Tessa has just enough human genes to make her a virtual outcast among her own blood relatives. She's always known she's different from them, her talents nothing special. If only she could get a handle on the vampire lifestyle and not mind all the blood.

When fitting in and discovering her own unique abilities like the rest of her clan possesses doesn’t seem possible, given her graceless lack of vamp magnificence, she decides to turn her back on the world she knows and embrace life as a human teenager. She attends high school, experiences peer pressure, and finds a boyfriend. Jared stirs something in her blood. He's smart and fun and cute, and, for the first time in her life, Tessa feels like maybe she can become who she's meant to be.

But Tessa's hope-filled dreams turn into a nightmare when a clan of vicious vampires who want things to go back to the Old Ways attack the movie theatre she's having her first date in, and Jared falls into their hands.

Torn between two vastly different worlds, just as she's always been, Tessa realizes to save her boyfriend and discover who she is and what she's capable of, she has to find a way to awaken the potential of the blood that flows in her veins…somehow.

Book 2: Vampire in Distress

Sixteen-year-old Tessa finds herself at the center of a war that a violent faction of vampires who want a steady supply of humans to feed from has started. Her boyfriend Jared has been kidnapped by the vicious vamps, and, without the unique genetic abilities the others in her peaceful clan possess, her only option is to rally friends and family to help her rescue him. In the process, they uncover a secret that disrupts everything they've ever believed and known.

The youngest of his ancient line, eighteen-year-old Cody, descends from a race of flyer vampires. When Tessa is imprisoned by the vampires holding her boyfriend, Cody's only thought is getting her back. She's the kid sister of his best friend…but the conflicting emotions he feels at her plight suggest that maybe she means something more, much more, to him.

Jared assumes his life is forfeit at the hands of the vampires who have nefarious plans for him and the other humans they've caged with him.  When another clan of vampires rescues him, he's left with no idea who to trust. The last thing he expects is for the girl he was falling for prior to his kidnapping, Tessa, to be one of the vamps. But, since she's also imprisoned, does that mean she's a good one? His life is turned upside-down as his beliefs about the world as he's always known it are drastically altered.

A war between humans and good and bad vampires is on the precipice of breaking loose all around Tessa, Jared and Cody – a war that promises to show them no mercy.

Book 3: Vampire in Design

Teenage Tessa and her friends should have been home and safe after being rescued from their vampire kidnappers. Instead, she wakes to find herself alone, Jared and Cody apparently snatched all over again…and she has no clue know who took them. Scared, pissed off and aware she's been a target all along, Tessa discovers she's been locked in a lab by those who want to tap into the latent genetic abilities in her vampire blood.

Caught in a dangerous maze, Cody knows he has to help his fellow captives, but all he wants to do is find Tessa. The connection growing between him and his best friend's sister has undeniably become the center of his universe. But any future they might have together is in jeopardy if they can't stop the Old World vampires from developing a blood farm they intend to fill with humans in stasis who will serve as their permanent feeding supply. The only ones standing against their evil plans to take over the world are Cody and Tessa's clan of peaceful vampires.

Jared is exhilarated to be free at last…but even as the distance between him and the blood farm he miraculously escaped from increases, he can't stop thinking about those still trapped there – the ones who helped him flee. Can he really walk away from what's happening? From the horror it portends? When he discovers something sub rosa that all but paralyzes him, he has no choice but to act on the knowledge…even if it means walking straight back into the hellish prison he narrowly escaped from.
A fun, creative,
non-stop adventure! Tait brings us a well-realized magical world full of double
dealing, action, and romance that fans of urban fantasy (like me!) will really
love.

-Chris Marie Green, author of ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG, Ghost for Hire, Book
1



An ancient, deadly
magic is rising, and she’s the only one who can harness it…



Kate Hamilton hates being treated like an outcast. Born a
powerless Null to America's pre-eminent magical family, she escapes to a
distant college and the life of a theater major. The last thing she wants is to
be dragged into her family's war for global domination against the rival Makris
clan. But when an innocent favor pulls Kate into a perilous contest with a
legendary magical stone, she plunges into their dangerous world of spellcasting
and scheming. A world Kate's sexy, devious boyfriend Kris is all too familiar
with…



Hardened magical operative Kristof "Kris" Makris
chafes under the rule of his lunatic father, but he's found the perfect way to
overthrow his leader and save his people. But the artifact he needs is in the hands
of the Hamilton family, and each attempt to steal it from Kate brings him
closer to blowing his cover. If he does, he'll do more than alert his father to
his treachery. He'll lose Kate. And that possibility bothers him more than he
cares to admit.



As the ancient power inside the stone begins to transform
Kate into a vessel of world-destroying magic, the line between friends and
enemies blurs. Kristof must choose between his family and the girl he's grown
to love. And Kate must either trust the man she thought she knew or lose
herself to the stone’s deadly embrace.

Keywords: urban fantasy, new adult, young adult, college, witch, wizard, coming of age, 



 

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