Eliana is a model citizen of the island, a weaver in the prestigious House of Webs. She also harbors a dangerous secret—she can dream, an ability forbidden by the island’s elusive council of elders. No one talks about the dreamers, the undesirables ostracized from society.
But the web of protection Eliana has woven around herself begins to unravel when a young girl is found lying unconscious in a pool of blood on the stones outside the house. Robbed of speech by her attackers, the only clue to her identity is one word tattooed in invisible ink across her palm: Eliana. Why does this mysterious girl bear her name? What links her to the weaver—and could she hold Eliana’s fate in her hand?
As Eliana finds herself growing closer to this injured girl she is bound to in ways she doesn’t understand, the enchanting lies of the island begin to crumble, revealing a deep and ancient corruption. Joining a band of brave rebels determined to expose the island’s dark secrets, Eliana becomes a target of ruthless forces determined to destroy her. To save herself and those she loves, she must call on the power within her she thought was her greatest weakness: her dreams.
Emmi Itäranta writes fiction in Finnish and English. Her professional background is an eclectic mix of writing-related activities, including stints as a columnist, theatre critic, scriptwriter and press officer. She is the author of Memory of Water and lives in Canterbury, England.
In the supernatural town of New Haven all monster's are welcome. The werewolves live on a reservation on the edge of town, while vampires and all manner of demons walk the streets, even the human monsters are welcome, no matter how dark their past might be. For The Moon Group's number one assassin things take a turn for the worse when a someone from his past returns throwing the world he knew into doubt as the hunter become the hunted in the greatest assassination game of his life.
A Mentor's Monster is a fast paced adult tale full of action filled with vampires, werewolves and mutants from Caleb Summers author of The Headless Chicken Conspiracy and the Pandora Chronicles.
Global warming has changed the world’s geography and its politics. Wars are waged over water, and China rules Europe, including the Scandinavian Union, which is occupied by the power state of New Qian. In this far north place, seventeen-year-old Noria Kaitio is learning to become a tea master like her father, a position that holds great responsibility and great secrets. Tea masters alone know the location of hidden water sources, including the natural spring that Noria’s father tends, which once provided water for her whole village.
But secrets do not stay hidden forever, and after her father’s death the army starts watching their town—and Noria. And as water becomes even scarcer, Noria must choose between safety and striking out, between knowledge and kinship.
Imaginative and engaging, lyrical and poignant, Memory of Water is an indelible novel that portrays a future that is all too possible.
After the sickness known as the Doom destroyed civilization, magick has become commonplace, and Fallon Swift has spent her young years learning its ways. Fallon cannot live in peace until she frees those who have been preyed upon by the government or the fanatical Purity Warriors, endlessly hunted or locked up in laboratories, brutalized for years on end. She is determined to save even those who have been complicit with this evil out of fear or weakness—if, indeed, they can be saved.
Strengthened by the bond she shares with her fellow warrior, Duncan, Fallon has already succeeded in rescuing countless shifters and elves and ordinary humans. Now she must help them heal—and rediscover the light and faith within themselves. For although from the time of her birth, she has been The One, she is still only one. And as she faces down an old nemesis, sets her sights on the enemy’s stronghold, and pursues her destiny—to finally restore the mystical shield that once protected them all—she will need an army behind her...
The New Voices in Fiction Sampler: Summer Selection includes:
An Introduction from Joshilyn Jackson and an excerpt from her latest novel, Someone Else's Love Story, on sale now.
And excerpts from:
The Girl Who Came Home by Hazel Gaynor
Up at Butternut Lake by Mary McNear
The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi
Memory of Water by Emmi Itäranta
The From-Aways by CJ Hauser
Thorn Jack by Katherine Harbour
Last Night at the Blue Angel by Rebecca Rotert
Don't Try to Find Me by Holly Brown
Ice Shear by M.P. Cooley
The Home Place by Carrie La Seur
Season of the Dragonflies by Sarah Creech
Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson