Skin Deep

Skin Deep by Marissa Doyle

by Marissa Doyle
$4.99 (Novel)
ISBN 978-1-61138-906-7

Sometimes it’s what’s on the outside that matters.

Burned by a painful divorce, Garland Durrell is thankful to escape to a small village on Cape Cod to lick her wounds and sew the quilts that are her passion. But battered by storms and haunted by inexplicable deaths, Mattaquason is not the haven she thought it would be… especially when she’s the only one willing to help a man and small boy washed up on the beach, both badly wounded and with no memory of how they got there.

Alasdair cannot admit that he does remember. He and his son Conn are the last of a ruling family of selkies, locked in a struggle with an ancient evil that has all but destroyed his people and now threatens the human world. Only powerful magic can stop it, a magic the generous, blue-eyed human who saved him doesn’t know she possesses but which thrums in every thread she stitches.

But as the attraction between Garland and Alasdair grows, so does the danger. Only Garland and her quilts, made with a power she barely believes is real, can save them all…and give them the chance to find out whether a selkie and a human can, for once, live happily after.

Originally published 2016

REVIEWS:

“The story is full of mystery and magic along with suspense and passion…..I was completely enchanted by Alasdair and Garland’s tale…”
Night Owl Reviews 4 1/2 stars Reviewer Top Pick

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The Spirit Gate

The Spirit Gate by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-448-2

The magic of Polia is broken, the delicate connection between its male and female elements, sundered. Blame for this and other calamities both natural and political has long been laid at the feet of the White Mothers–rare adepts who can handle both male and female elements. The young widow, Kassia Telek, is one such woman. Barred from the legitimate use of her talents, she peddles herbs in the town square to feed herself and her son, Beyla . . . until, one day, she comes to the attention of Master Lukasha, head of Polia’s foremost center of arcane learning.
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Evergreen

Evergreen by Marissa Doyle

by Marissa Doyle
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-824-4
A BVC Original

A deadly power walks the forest…but a worse one stalks her.

It’s 1901–a brave new century–and seventeen-year-old Grace Boisvert thinks it’s high time to forget that she’s a dryad; being able to talk to trees just doesn’t seem very useful in the automobile age. A little hair dye to touch up her green roots, and she’s off to join her best friend Alice Roosevelt for a visit to glamorous Newport, RI, with her family’s warnings not to fall for any human boys ringing in her ears.
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Time of Daughters, I

Time of Daughters by Sherwood Smith

Time of Daughters I
by Sherwood Smith
$2.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-840-4
A BVC Original

In a time of change and danger, peace sparks to war, and sons become daughters…

It’s nearly a century after the death of Inda, the unbeatable Marlovan commander.

Danet and Arrow, content in their arranged marriage, just want to live in peaceful obscurity and raise their family. But when a treaty sends them to the royal city to meet the heir to the throne, they discover that peace is fragile, old enemies have long memories, and what you want isn’t always what you get.

By the time they learn that you can’t go back again, events ignite a conflagration that no one could have foreseen–except for the ghosts who walk the walls in the royal city.

This is the first half of an epic story of politics, war, family and magic set a century after the INDA series.

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Lily and Crown

Lily and Crown by Sherwood Smith

by Sherwood Smith
$2.95 (Novella) ISBN 978-1-61138-853-4

“Lily and Crown” proves that diplomacy is war by other means as character dance on a graceful reel through power-plays, treachery and clashing cultures, leading to changes for two powerful kingdoms and the birth of a third.

The origin story of Colend, center of style in Sherwood Smith’s world Sartorias-deles

Sartorias-deles history arc

“Lily and Crown”

Inda

The Fox

King’s Shield

Treason’s Shore

Time of Daughters I

Time of Daughters II

Banner of the Damned

Originally published in the anthology IT HAPPENED AT THE BALL, by Book View Cafe (2018)

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Time of Daughters II

Time of Daughters II by Sherwood Smith

by Sherwood Smith
$5.95 (Novel)
ISBN 978-1-61138-844-2

A BVC Original

In a time of rising danger, women go to war, and ghosts walk the walls…

A few years have passed since the Night of Four Kings, when the least expected candidates for rulership found themselves in charge of a disintegrating kingdom.

The two princes, fresh from the military academy, are dispatched to patrol the troubled area until they find themselves under attack by an idle noble with an eye to kingship.

Their loyalty to one another is strong, but what happens when one brother discovers a taste for war and the other a loathing for it?

Matters of marriage and love tangle up with the threat of war. But the greatest threat of all comes when the world’s strongest army faces enemies from within.

This is the concluding half of an epic story of love, the cost of power, and a glimpse of the weird, as ghosts walk the walls, set in the world of Sartorias-deles.

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The Queen and The Tower

The Queen and The Tower by Shannon Page

The Nightcraft Quartet: Book 1
by Shannon Page
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-727-8
A BVC Original

Calendula Isadora (Callie) is an uncommonly powerful witch with a mind for science. But her independent ways run afoul of her San Francisco coven house, especially when she creates life in the form of a massive golem. And her unseemly affection for her human boyfriend? Such things are simply not done among respectable witchkind.
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Wizardry of Jewish Women


by Gillian Polack
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-685-1

Pink tutus, sarcasm, amulets and bushfires: that is suburban fantasy in Australian cities. It is magic.

Life is never quite what it seems, even without the lost family heritage delivered to Judith and Belinda in boxes.

Judith (who owns the haunted lemon tree and half the boxes) wants an ordinary life. Mostly.
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Witch’s Child

Witch's Child by Jill Zeller

by Hunter Morrison (a pen name of Jill Zeller)
$5.99
(Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-654-7

A BVC Original

In Escudillo, what you are and who you know could get you killed.

Tyler’s command of the mystifying fighting art called Combat may not be enough to save the life of his dear friend, Molly.
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Bear Daughter

Bear Daughter by Judith Berman

by Judith Berman
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-0-99582-401-0

Until Cloud is twelve years old, she is a neglected bear cub wandering the town ruled by King Rumble. Cloud’s unexpected transformation into a human girl, with no memory of what came before, enrages Rumble, and she is forced to flee from his malevolent wizard. Her only hope of survival is a terrifying quest to free the spirits of her dead brothers.

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The Incubus Job

The Incubus Job

Mission: Magic
by Diana Pharaoh Francis
$2.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-585-4
A BVC Original

It’s tough to have a conscience when you kill for a living.

So six years ago, Mallory Jade gave up killing. Now she’s a fixer. Got a problem with a demon? She can help. Infestation of pixies? She’s got you covered. Kidnapped by an undead lich? She’s on her way. Anything you need, so long as she doesn’t have to kill. It’s her one unbreakable rule.

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Chains and Memory

Chains and Memory by Marie Brennan

Book 2 of Wilders
by Marie Brennan
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-569-4
A BVC Original

Manifestation was only the beginning.

The Otherworld has returned — bringing with it the sidhe, the source of humanity’s psychic powers. Some mortals welcome these creatures of legend, some fear them . . . and no one is ready for the change their presence will bring.
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Lies and Prophecy – Illustrated Edition

Lies and Prophecy - Illustrated Edition by Marie Brennan

by Marie Brennan
$4.99 (Novel) ISBN

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and prophecy.

Kim never had to wonder what to major in at college. Her talent for divination made her future clear in more ways than one. But there are limits to what even a gifted seer can predict, and no card reading or prophetic dream can prepare Kim for what’s to come during her junior year at Welton.

Something has taken an interest in her friend Julian — an unseen force neither of them can identify.
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The Trouble with Kings

The Trouble with Kings by Sherwood Smith

by Sherwood Smith
$4.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-497-0

“With music you can tell the truth about human experience.”

 In this romantic fantasy set in the same world as Crown Duel, Flian is an ordinary princess who would rather be left with her music, but gets abducted not once, not twice–three times!

What is a civilized princess to do? Especially when she can’t tell which prince is the hero and which the villain . . .

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Finding the Eye

Finding the Eye by Jill Zeller

by Hunter Morrison (a pen name of Jill Zeller)
$5.99
(Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-413-0

Using a peculiar camera she found, Maxine Nutbeam photographs her cousin’s life-sized horse sculpture and it comes to life. Coming from a long line of Nutbeams possessing erratic, careless magical abilities, Maxine encounters the camera’s owner Dante, whose supernatural skills as a Time Mage surpass even Maxine’s vivid imaginings. Rushed headlong into sorcery, danger and chaos, Maxine uncovers her mother’s secret and the mystery of her own birth. She is having the time of her life, but time is running out.

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Kindred Rites

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Book 2 of Night Calls
by Katharine Eliska Kimbriel
$5.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-354-6

“…we are all Death’s pupils, we practitioners–students of the great healer.”

When magic broke free in my blood, I chose to follow our ancient family path and become a practitioner. I’m learning to heal, and to protect innocents. I dip into minds, stalk vampires, and set wards by the light of the moon. I can hear the children of the night calling.

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Eastlick and Other Stories

Eastlick and Other Stories by Shannon Page

by Shannon Page
$4.99 (Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-329-4

Stories by Shannon Page

“Like a good glass of wine, a good short story offers complexity and buzz. When you finish a good story, you take a moment to savor the experience, to let the resonance of truth ring a bit before it fades. I know that, for me, there’s nothing like reading a last sentence that just nails the piece: reinforces a metaphor, adds weight to a conclusion. I can’t help but lean back and sigh with satisfaction when a piece just works.” –Janna Silverstein

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Lhind the Thief

Lhind #1
by Sherwood Smith
$4.95
(Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-292-1

Lhind has been on the run all her life.

Stealing what she needs, using magic for disguise, she never stays anywhere long. Lhind even has secrets from herself, for she has few memories, and those are troubling.

But life is good until she gets caught by Rajanas the warrior-prince, Thianra the bard, and Hlanan the scribe. And that’s when adventure begins, because someone very powerful wants them all dead.

As they evade pursuit and work to uncover their enemies, Lhind struggles with the invisible bonds of friendship and trust, while Hlanan begins uncovering her secrets one by one.

Then she finds that he has secrets, too.

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Whispered Magics

Whispered Magics - Tales by Sherwood Smith

by Sherwood Smith
$3.00 (Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-289-1

As a child, Sherwood Smith was always on the watch for magic: no fog bank went unexplored, no wooden closet unchecked for a false back, no possible magical token left on the ground or in the gutter. In these stories, the impossible becomes possible, magic is real, aliens come visiting. How would our lives change?

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Taminy

Book Two of the Mer Cycle
by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff
eBook: $4.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-248-8
Print: $15.95 ISBN 978-1-61138-645-5

They said Taminy-a-Cuinn was a sorceress who drowned in the Meri’s Sea, punished for seeking a station denied to women by tradition. One hundred years have passed. Taminy has returned to the land of the living with a purpose only she knows. Some see her reappearance as a miracle. Others see it as a diabolical plot to overthrow both the religion and government of Caraid-land. Colfre Malcuim, King, sees it as a means of making his own power absolute.

For good or ill, Taminy is the pivot upon which the future of a people turns. She is also an eighteen-year-old girl, learning anew what it means to be human. Will she fulfill her purpose, or will she become a pawn in a high-stakes game of political chess?

Taminy is the sequel to The MeriLocus Magazine Best First Novel and Crawford Fantasy Award nominee.

Reviews:

“…be sure to pick up Taminy, the enthralling continuation of Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff’s powerful and powerful and evocative first book, The Meri. …this intricately wrought character study…set(s) the stage beautifully for the forthcoming Crystal Rose. Ms. Bohnhoff is a superlative talent with an exquisite gift for pure storytelling magic.” – Romantic Times

“If The Meri is about the liberating and empowering aspects of Divine love, Taminy is about its sometimes fearsome human consequences. They make a good pair, richer together than either would be alone. …I will be keeping an eye out for the third.” – Science Fiction Review

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The Mer Cycle:
The Meri
Taminy
The Crystal Rose

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Everran’s Bane

Everrans Bane by Sylvia Kelso

Chronicles of Rihannar, Book 1
by Sylvia Kelso
$3.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-45234-185-9

The kingdom of Everran is dying, razed by a dragon that came out of nowhere to burn its oil groves and devastate its vineyards and kill its folk. Legend says, a dragon’s coming always has a cause. Why has the dragon come? What does the dragon know? One man knows the riddle’s answer. No man knows that answer’s cost.

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The Moving Water

The Moving Water by Sylvia Kelso

Chronicles of Rihannar, Book 2
by Sylvia Kelso
$3.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-45232-213-1

The fountain plays. The empress dreams. The mighty realm of Assharral shelters eight provinces under her timeless rule. Asharral is peaceful, wealthy and secure. But nobody sings. And only one vagabond wizard wonders why. The sequel to Everran’s Bane, the first Chronicle of Rihannar.

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The Red Country

The Red Country by Sylvia Kelso

Chronicles of Rihannar, Book 3
by Sylvia Kelso
$3.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-46600-003-2

Introducing the princess, and the mage. He doesn’t do well with people. She’s not so good at tact. But he’s the wizard guardian of half a continent, She rules a kingdom she must protect. And to survive the inroads of a marauding empire, the wild, harsh, fickle, fragile, beautiful desert of Hethria needs them both. Some wars you just can’t win alone.

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Lies and Prophecy

Lies and Prophecy by Marie Brennan

Wilders, Book One
by Marie Brennan
$3.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-199-3

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and prophecy.

Kim never had to wonder what to major in at college. Her talent for divination made her future clear in more ways than one. But there are limits to what even a gifted seer can predict, and no card reading or prophetic dream can prepare Kim for what’s to come during her junior year at Welton.

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Sartor

Sartor by Sherwood Smith

by Sherwood Smith
$4.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-192-4

In this sequel to The Spy Princess, Lilah, newly made a princess, teams up with Atan, the hidden princess of the oldest country in the world, Sartor.

The girls set out to free Sartor from a century of enchantment.

Capture, escape, a forest beyond time, ancient beings, civilizations secreted in caves, and a deadly enemy await the girls. Atan knows that if she survives, the challenges facing a fifteen-year-old queen are only beginning.

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Fleeing Peace

Fleeing Peace by Sherwood Smith

by Sherwood Smith
$4.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-054-5

Siamis said, “Your young friend Liere is not going to enjoy the trap she’s walking into, I fear. But you figured that out, did you not? Why didn’t she listen to you?”

“To snap her fingers under your nose,” Senrid retorted.

“Irresistible.” Siamis smiled gently. “But it’s going to cost.”

Fifteen-year-old Senrid is newly king of the difficult warrior kingdom Marloven Hess . . . just in time to lose it, and find himself running for his life. When Senrid is captured he overhears a secret—one he can use against the enemy,  a charismatic, handsome man named Siamis who can read minds, and who enchants people just by talking to them.

Liere has always known she was special, which just increased her loneliness and sense of isolation. She can hear others’ thoughts, and she senses the real emotions below the façade. When a golden-haired man named Siamis comes to her village and enchants the entire town around her, she finds herself on the run.

Chased by powerful enemies, Liere and Senrid are tested to the max as they form an alliance of kids to aid them, and gain magical support from surprising sources.

Neither ever expected to discover something even more powerful than magic: friendship.

Fleeing Peace is the first in the series that ties together all the kids who became the Young Allies against the coming Norsunder War.

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A Stranger to Command

A Stranger to Command by Sherwood Smith

by Sherwood Smith
$4.95 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-072-9

Vidanric Renselaeus, Marquis of Shevraeth, is a courtly, well-mannered teen coached in the noble art of dueling. Growing up in a court that on the surface seems civilized under an increasingly despotic king, he is sent by his father to the infamous military academy in Marloven Hess. He expects to be reading theories about statecraft, but finds that he is going to learn about military command from the inside–and finally, what it really means to be king.

In this prequel set some years before CROWN DUEL, the reader learns what made the elegant Vidanric into the enigmatic Marquis of Shevraeth.

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Hunt across Worlds

Hunt across Worlds by Sherwood Smith

CJ’s Sixth Notebook
by Sherwood Smith
$2.50 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-052-1

First written when Sherwood Smith was a teen, the series called CJ’s Notebooks feature a gang of girls around thirteen-year-old Queen Clair of Mearsies Heili. The M girls, as they come to be known, prefer their villains silly, their throwing pies gloppy, and their adventures fun. But villains don’t ask first if the girls want to be dragged into dangerous escapades, so they’ve had more than their share.

Sometimes they are not the center of the dangerous escapades.

Hunt Across Worlds, a prelude to Fleeing Peace, is about two kids from Earth who discover a boy from another world being kept prisoner. When they rescue him, they end up having to cross the USA before being blasted by magic to Mearsies Heili, where they meet a sailor girl who’s been stuck in charge of a Mysterious Magical Object.

CJ and the gang try to come to the rescue, discovering that being on the edge of big events can lead to bigger questions.

CJ’s Notebooks
Over the Sea
Mearsies Heili Bounces Back
Poor World
Hunt across Worlds

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