Downtime

Downtime by Cynthia Felice

by Cynthia Felice
$3.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-545-8

It’s easy to say what you’ll live for. The hard question is–what will you die for?

Ten years ago Calla had been the center of Jason’s life. Then Jason followed his career downtime, leaving Calla to the elite Praetorian Guard and separating them–but not forever.
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Harmony

Harmony by C.F. Bentley

Confederated Star Systems #1
by C.F. Bentley
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-536-6

A spiritual journey, with a literary twist, in a space opera landscape.

Harmony, a new utopia for space-faring humans. Or is it a thinly disguised tyranny locked into a rigid caste system, slavery by another name?

Either way, xenophobic Harmony holds the secret to Badger Metal, a unique ceramic metal alloy that protects people from the radiation and hard vacuum of space.
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Dominions

Dominions by James A. Burton

Book 2 of The Bladesmith.
by James A. Burton
$6.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-537-3
A BVC Original

Not all Gods are created equal . . .

Some are omniscient. Some omnipotent. Only one can forge a blade that can kill another god. And now that Albert Johansson has done it, all hell is breaking loose.
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Sasharia en Garde

Sasharia en Garde by Sherwood Smith

by Sherwood Smith
$5.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-546-5

When Sasha is taken to another world by a wicked King, Sun goes after, because nobody messes with mom! A romantic fantasy set in the same world as Crown Duel.

First published as two books—Once a Princess and Twice a Prince—this romantic fantasy is now one book, as originally intended. It’s set in the same world as Crown Duel, to which Sasha’s mother, Sun, was once swept away by a real prince.

But not to happily ever after.

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Walking on Sunshine

Walking on Sunshine by Jennifer Stevenson

Slacker Demons Book Four
by Jennifer Stevenson
$5.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-492-5
A BVC Original

A rock starlet whose biological clock is ticking… An ancient sex demon under orders to make a goddess out of the starlet… A precocious Parisian teen with a bottomless bank account and a stalker obsession for that starlet…

And a son of vodou whose life tangles with the others, as time runs out for his claim to his rightful title in France…

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Voices of Ash

Voices of Ash by Jill Zeller

by Jill Zeller
$5.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-499-4
A BVC Original

In 1948 post-war Hollywood, young Hank Cleveland discovers sex, long-buried family memories and scandal, and a lost love, when the ashes of the dead give up their secrets.

An industry is thriving, but this is not Hollywood. Clay and mineral deposits feed the famous California potteries: Metlox, Bauer, Franciscan, and 19-year-old Hank Cleveland leaves his Hollywood family for his much older lover, Susan, one of the top designers.

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Dragon Rigger

Dragon Rigger by Jeffrey A. Carver

A Novel of the Star Rigger Universe
by Jeffrey A. Carver
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-547-2

A realm at war.

The star dragons struggle under the oppression of a terrible power—one that’s intent upon twisting space-time itself into a web of subjugation and death. According to prophecy, One will come from outside to challenge the darkness. Star pilot Jael may be that One. But if the prophecy is true, the price of victory over the darkness will be Jael’s own life.
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Joy of Witchcraft

Joy of Witchcraft
Jane Madison Series 5
by Mindy Klasky

Sometimes a thunderstorm is just a thunderstorm. But not this time.

Jane Madison’s school for witches is in session, and the first order of business is an intricate Samhain ritual. Alas, in the midst of a sudden, unseasonable deluge, a classic Greek monster is released into the magic circle. Jane succeeds in vanquishing the beast, but only with the assistance of her sworn enemy, the Coven Mother of Washington DC.

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Emerging Legacy

Emerging Legacy by Doranna Durgin

A Story of the Wolverine’s Daughter
by Doranna Durgin
$1.99 (Short Story) ISBN 978-1-61138-538-0

The slavers who capture Kelyn’s youthful hunting pack also threaten her village, which depends on the meat and trade pelts the pack brings in. But except for Kelyn, the pack is drugged… and Kelyn’s nickname is Kelyn the Clumsy. A short story set before the events of Wolverine’s Daughter.

Originally published by Random House

The Thrones of Kronos

The Thrones of Kronos by Sherwood Smith and Dave Trowbridge

Exordium Book Five
by Sherwood Smith & Dave Trowbridge
$5.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-541-0

The conclusion to the space opera series Exordium.

The desperate fight to recover the Panarchy of the Thousand Suns is about to commence. Brandon hai-Arkad has been crowned Emperor, but his throne remains in the hands of his enemy, Jerrod Eusabian of Dol’jhar. The fleet has been gathered, the order of battle drawn. Brandon will reclaim his father’s empire, or face annihilation.
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King and Goddess

King and Goddess by Judith Tarr

by Judith Tarr
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-530-4

In ancient Egypt, a woman might be king–but the price she paid would bind her soul for eternity.

Hatshepsut, the Great Royal Wife, is bound in marriage to her brother, Thutmose, whom she despises. Unable to give him a son and heir, though she does produce a daughter, she sends him a surrogate and a distraction, the beautiful young concubine, Isis.
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Wisteria Tearoom Mysteries Volumes 1-3

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First three books in the series
by Patrice Greenwood
$16.99 (Omnibus) ISBN 978-1-61138-542-7

A boxed set of three cozy mysteries. With recipes!

A FATAL TWIST OF LEMON (book 1): Cops drink coffee.

They don’t belong in Ellen Rosings’s Victorian tearoom. But when her opening day thank-you tea ends in the murder of the president of the Santa Fe Preservation Trust, the police invade her haven.

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The Soul Thief

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Book 2 of The Chronicles of Franklin
by Leah Cutter
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-525-0
A BVC Original

Ghosts get stuck sometimes.

Franklin sees it as his duty to help them along, get them to pass from this earth to the Beyond. But some ghosts start returning. Haunting Franklin. Destroying his crops. Franklin learns he must use an ancient, powerful blade to force the ghosts back Beyond.
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Cyber Genius

Cyber Genius by Patricia Rice

A Family Genius Mystery
by Patricia Rice
$6.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-539-7
A BVC Original

Poison, passion, pandemonium

Anastasia Devlin is a genius at organizing her eccentric family and her online clients, but she seriously doesn’t have time for playing detective.

Then her super-geeky teenage brother Tudor claims his hacker worm has escaped and is mysteriously chewing through the Internet.
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The Rifter’s Covenant

The Rifter's Covenant by Sherwood Smith and Dave Trowbridge

Exordium Book 4
by Sherwood Smith and Dave Trowbridge
$4.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-529-8

In this revised fourth volume, the new Panarch is faced with the need to fight back against the invaders, while a traitor high in the new government moves to destroy him.

Meanwhile Brandon has fallen in love, but everyone thinks it’s with the wrong person.

Space battles, political in-fighting, and personal struggles ramp up the stakes in this penultimate volume in the five book Exordium series.

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The Emperor of Earth-Above

The Emperor of Earth-Above by Sheila Gilluly

The Third Book of the Painter
by Sheila Gilluly
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-534-2

After painting the mystical scenes that unlocked the realm of the dead, Aengus the Painter and his lover, the beautiful sorceress Rose, are stricken senseless. The last thing the Painter sees as his spirit leaves his body is Rose’s tortured eyes, begging for help.

When he revives on an unfamiliar shore, his memory is a frustrating blank. The people believe he is Marner, a mighty stranger from the sea who once freed them from an evil emperor.
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Danny

Danny by Steven Harper

by Steven Harper
$2.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-528-1
A BVC Original

Sometimes you can’t tell the gods from the monsters.

Danny Marina’s new step-father takes him to the laser tag stadium, the movies, the go-kart track. He and his mother now have a new house and more money. Then Danny finds the cameras–in the living room, his bedroom, the shower. Which leads him to uncover the secret web site, the one devoted to him and his step-brother Eric.

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Luckstones


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by Madeleine Robins
$1.99 (Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-527-4
A BVC Original

Three stories set in Meviel, a great city-state where manners and status–and the family luck–can steer a person’s fate–or change it utterly. In “Virtue and the Archangel” a woman is hired by a former friend to find a fabled luckstone–the loss of which would be a catastrophe. “Writ of Exception” follows two young women forced by their parents to unite their inheritances in marriage. And in “Wreath of Luck” a stowaway on a pirate ship learns a lesson about the nature of love.

The Shepherd Kings

The Shepherd Kings by Judith Tarr

Book 4 of The Epona Sequence
by Judith Tarr
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-524-3

White Mare, Black Land: war and conquest in ancient Egypt

For a hundred years the ancient kingdom of Lower Egypt has been crushed beneath the wheels of foreign chariots. Its rightful king has striven to win it back, but failed; the bearded invaders, the Shepherd Kings, whom Egyptians call the Hyksos, cast him down in defeat.

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Lhind the Spy

Lhind the Spy by Sherwood Smith

by Sherwood Smith
$4.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-520-5
A BVC Original

In this sequel to Lhind the Thief, Lhind is once again on the run, not only from deadly enemies, but from the truth about who she really is.

In this sequel to Lhind the Thief, Lhind has gone from castoffs to silks, back alleys to palace halls–and is not having an easy time of it. That’s before she’s snatched by an angry prince she’d robbed twice, who is determined to turn her over to the enemy who frightens her most, the sinister Emperor Jardis Dhes-Andis.

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Dragons in the Stars

Dragons in the Stars by Jeffrey A. Carver

A Novel of the Star Rigger Universe
by Jeffrey A. Carver
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-533-5

Dragons in space?

A preposterous legend. But when star pilot Jael defies an abusive ship’s master and rigs “the mountain route” through the hyperdimensional Flux, the dragons indeed appear—and challenge her to duel. If she escapes, she would be wise never to return. But the currents of the Flux are fickle, and when fate steers her this way again, she finds Highwing the dragon under sentence of death for the kindness he showed her. Only Jael can intervene—and so she must, for the sake of one who risked his life to save hers.

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The Rational Writer

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Nuts and Bolts
by Mindy Klasky
$3.99 (Non-fiction) ISBN 978-1-61138-521-2
A BVC Original

For writers who want to build their careers

The Rational Writer: Nuts and Bolts is the first step-by-step guide to project management for writers, and it’s equally suited to independent authors who self-publish their own books and traditional authors with publishing contracts from large or small presses.
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The Giant of Inishkerry

The Giant of Inishkerry by Sheila Gilluly

The Second Book of the Painter
by Sheila Gilluly
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-504-5

How do you go on when everything you love has been lost?

Aengus might have become the Painter who would save his people, but that hope was crushed when his village was massacred, leaving him the only survivor of the slaughter. Grief-stricken, he threw himself off a cliff, only to awaken horribly injured and emotionally hollow, a color-blind Painter who would never again wield the magical power of the color pots.
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Little Sisters

Little Sisters by Vonda N. McIntyre

by Vonda N. McIntyre
$1.99 (Short Story) ISBN 978-1-61138-519-9

A BVC Original Short Story

Evolution. Reproduction. Power. War.

A companion piece to Nebula-nominated “Little Faces.”

REVIEWS:

“‘Little Sisters’ starts off seeming like a thrilling space opera tale. But halfway through, this companion story to her Nebula-nominated ‘Little Faces‘ takes a really unsettling turn.” — Charlie Jane Anders, io9.com

“‘Little Sisters’ is aggressively strange (as indeed was ‘Little Faces’)…” — Rich Horton, Locus

Dancing with Cupid

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Slacker Demons Book Three
by Jennifer Stevenson
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-490-1

Defrocked Hindu love god seeks virgin amnesiac runaway bride.

Sent to Los Angeles by her Delhi family when she was only nine, Rathi grows up into a prim, virginal overachiever. Now she’s a lonely, workaholic attorney in a high-power women’s rights firm in Chicago. Just having coffee with the mailroom boy would be a career-limiting move.
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