Asta and the Barbarians
by Becca Fox
On the day the Holgarians attack her town, twenty-year-old Asta is blessed by a warrior god and is empowered with unnatural abilities. Paralyzed by terror, she’s hauled onto the conquering general’s ship and taken to the island of Holger across the sea.
One year later, Asta graduates from warrior academy and is chosen as one of the king’s personal defenders. She’ll finally have the opportunity to kill the man who gave the general his orders, and avenge her family. She doesn’t expect the king to be so completely oblivious of what his men are doing overseas. He’s been told peaceful negotiations are going well. But Asta knows better.
Asta must find proof of the general’s treachery and bring it before the king so that she can save unconquered provinces from meeting the same fate as her hometown.
Dragon and Mr. Sneeze: Charli’s Story
by Blue Skeleton
Seventeen-year-old Charli wishes that ghosts would just leave her alone.
After her mother’s death, she’s barely making ends meet, and having dead people nag her all day isn’t helping. But when her best friend Dotty falls gravely ill, Charli discovers she’ll need to master her magical abilities in order to keep her Dottles from becoming a monster.
Can Charli control her magic in time, or will she lose her best friend forever?
This southern fairy tale is full of rebellious witches, unusual magic, and unique mythical creatures, which is sure to please Harry Potter fans. A suspenseful fantasy novel with an incredible twist and a strong heroine many can relate to.
Category: Fantasy – Epic
Midshipman Henry Gallant
by H. Peter Alesso
As the last starfighter, only Midshipman Henry Gallant can stop the alien invasion.
In an era of genetic engineering, he is the only Natural left in the fleet. His shipmates have all expressed concern that he will not be up to the challenge.
Only bright and attractive junior officer Kelsey Mitchel has shown any sympathy for him. Now as his navigator on the last starfighter in Squadron 111, her life as well as a good many others, depends on Henry Gallant.
For Fans of Honor Harrington and Horatio Hornblower.
Category: Science Fiction – Military
by P R Adams
Chanda has a particular set of skills.
She needs money, and the only way she can make it is to become a bounty hunter—a freelancer. Lancer for short. And the big money? That’s out in the frontier colonies.
When she takes a job on a remote mining colony, things look promising.
But when she goes after the bounty for some dangerous targets, the trouble is worse than advertised, and the colony’s buried history rises up to threaten everyone.
Now Chanda’s not worried about money; she’s worried about surviving.
The Huntress of Caerlin
by Chris Turner
A clan overrun. A fearless huntress.
Arcadia is defiant daughter of the chief of the Caerlin clan, a peace-loving people recently beset by foreign raiders.
Risgan the relic hunter and his band of adventurers run afoul of the leader of the raiding party, Mygar and his wild huntsmen. He threatens to undermine the clan by taking Arcadia as a trophy and replacing her clan’s protector deity, the unicorn goddess, with a wolf import of his own.
Can Risgan and Arcadia band together to save her people and their traditional ways while the dreaded isks, creatures of darkness, haunt the skies?
The answer may lie in the retrieval of a magic arrow, an ancient talisman that has brought prosperity and peace to Caerlin in past generations. They must hurry…for the unicorn goddess has wandered far while the old gods give way to the new…
Category: Fantasy – Sword & Sorcery