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MIND SPACE SERIES  by DAVID S. MOORE

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FAIR FOLK CHRONICLES by JEFFREY COOK / KATHERINE PERKINS

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FOR THE LOVE OF DONUTS SERIES by RACHEL BARNARD

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THE UNWITTING JOURNEYS OF THE WITTY MISS LIVINGSTONE –
MISS LIV ADVENTURES SERIES 1 & 2 OF 5 BOOKS by KENNEDY J QUINN

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ANTHYM QUEST SERIES by VICTORIA BASTEDO

ANTHYM QUEST SERIES

ECHO FALLS SERIES – BOOK 1 OF 3 by CASONDRA BREWSTER

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CARNIVAL MAN by CRISTIE COFFING

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REFLECTIONS ON WATER by TOMMIA WRIGHT

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REALITY WITH A TWIST BOOKS by SHERI J. KENNEDY

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FVP BOOKS ANTHOLOGY by FVP AUTHORS & NBA&I ARTISTS 2020

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FAIR FOLK TRILOGY

A FAIR FIGHT (BOOK 3)

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AUTHORS: JEFFREY COOK & KATHERINE PERKINS

13.00 FESTIVALS

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YA FANTASY

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The faeries are preparing for a war throughout worlds. But before the fighting comes the talking.

May is approaching, but there’s no way Megan O’Reilly can focus on plans for graduation and beyond when the ancient monsters called the Fomoire are about to break out of their frozen lake. As the ice melts in the Spring air, a conference of magical beings from around the world is being called. Apparently there are a lot of risks involved in properly equipping this kind of party. There are so many places–Earth, different mystic realms, the collective unconscious, an outright netherworld–to go, people to see, and things to be done.

Megan is going to help. No matter how dangerous it gets.

ANOTHER CINDERELLA

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AUTHOR: VICTORIA BASTEDO

15.00 FESTIVALS

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CHRISTIAN FICTION

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Cinderella’s stepsister meets an imp, a tinker, and her true self.

It just isn’t fair that Cinderella ends up with the prize and Atlantia is stuck with the drudgery. Instead of a godmother, Atlantia gets an imp. Instead of a romantic coach ride to a magnificent ball, she ends up down a side street at the wrong end of town. And instead of a handsome Prince, the only man interested in her is an impertinent tinker. Obviously, something needs to change. Atlantia just didn’t expect the transformation to begin with herself. Was it possible God wanted her to learn something, not only about escaping hardship, but also about herself?

 

AT ONE’S BEAST

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YA FANTASY

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Every girl and boy in the village of Frey fears the beast who lives in the forest. Ten years ago, the beast was formed from the town’s rage — and the evil that lurks inside all people in moments of weakness. Every year since, the townspeople have sacrificed one of their own to appease his anger. This year the sacrifice does not go as planned. A young man saves the chosen girl from fate. She is torn between doing her duty and untangling the identity of her savior and captor. The young man grew up with thoughts of revenge on the town that turned their backs on him, but when he is close to the girl, he is reminded of who he used to be. From once upon a time to happily ever after, the people of Frey will have to rally together to rid the town of evil once and for all, but in the process will they destroy everything that is good in their world?.

FAIR FOLK CHRONICLES

ALL’S FAIR

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AUTHOR:  JEFFREY COOK

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YA FANTASY

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Late December is a magical time of year. Magical enough for the forces of the Fomoire to truly begin their conquest.

Many people travel and consider new things during a gap year before college. Megan of the Unseelie, all of 18 now, is spending hers hurrying between realms and trying to figure how to stop the Fomoire from running rampant over all worlds when the Winter Solstice arrives.

Now Megan must rally her friends and allies one more time in a last, desperate mission. Especially because some on both sides say all those worlds are doomed.

ATAXIA AND THE RAVINE OF LOST DREAMS

AUTHOR: RACHEL BARNARD

14.00  FESTIVALS

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YOUNG ADULT

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As the U.S. government prepares to take over the world, MC infiltrates one of their elite academies that trains future leaders. MC must rise to the top in the Cube training grounds in order to be placed high up within the government so she can stop them in their takeover. It is not until her fourth and final year at the academy that her top-student status is threatened by the sudden arrival of Li, the new transfer student. MC is completely focused on her self-created mission until she gets sidetracked by Li, who might be bad news in more ways than which she bargained.

BLACK POODLE OVER SEVEN HILLS

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GENTLE ROMANCE

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Soubrette knew the language of love- as long as it was aimed at a pitch-black teacup poodle. But baby talk didn’t get her very far when she handed the puppy over to the new owner. One hint of “does itsy wittle Fufu want a kiss from her aunty Soubrette?” and Timothy Marsh was running for Seattle’s seven hills. The poodle wasn’t the only one with baggage. Soubrette was running away from the only family she had left- her greasy blot of a cousin. Soon Timothy was involved in everything- car chases, evading P.I.’s, and flirty visuals involving French maids and feather dusters.

The last confrontation between her and her cousin takes place on the Seattle Waterfront- but will it be Timothy or the black poodle that saves the day?

CARNIVAL MAN

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LITERARY FICTION

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Carnival Man attempts to answer the question – if you can see the future, can you change it? Set in a logging town in the Northwest, a river town in the post Vietnam era, it is the story of Emma, a young girl coming of age, who has the ability to read nature. Emma finds the river her sanctuary while struggling in her love/hate relationship with her mother Rosalene, a tarot card reader and seer.

Rosalene lives her life with complete acceptance of impermanence and abandonment, until she is forced to confront the burning question, when does a gift become a curse?

Emma’s best friend Kimmy, has the ability to raise the dead with the melodies of her flute and is a captivating siren for the men surrounding her. She is driven by the desire for physical touch and affection.

Three women bound in their relationship to one another, drawn together in their search for love and their struggle for survival. Each forever touched by the magic of the traveling carnival and its underlying grittiness…

Chantiki’s Boudoir – A Vintage Ladies Magazine, Editor & Writer

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AUTHOR: VICTORIA BASTEDO

FESTIVALS: 12.00

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A lively, turn of the century magazine, with quaint articles, helpful advice, terrifying advertisements, and a travel diary.

 

 

DAWN OF STEAM TRILOGY

DAWN OF STEAM: FIRST LIGHT

AUTHOR: JEFFREY COOK

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STEAMPUNK FANTASY 

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In 1815, in the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars, two of England’s wealthiest lords place a high-stakes wager on whether a popular set of books, which claim that the author has traveled to many unknown corners of the globe, are truth or, more likely, wild fiction. First Light is an epistolary novel, told primarily through the eyes of former aide-de-camp Gregory Conan Watts, describing the journeys of the airship Dame Fortuna and its crew through journals and letters to his beloved fiancee. The first recruit is, necessarily, the airship’s owner: war hero, famed genius, and literal knight in steam-powered armor Sir James Coltrane. Persuading him to lend his talents and refitted airship to the venture requires bringing along his sister, his cousin, and the crew that flew with him during the Napoleonic Wars. Only with their aid can they track down a Scottish rifleman, a pair of shady carnies, and a guide with a strong personal investment in the stories. When they set out, the wild places of the world, including the far American West, the Australian interior, darkest Africa, and other destinations are thought to be hostile enough. No one expects the trip to involve a legendary storm – or the Year Without a Summer of 1815-1816. The voyage is further complicated by the human element. Some parties are not at all happy with the post-war political map. Most problematic of all, the crew hired by the other side of the wager seem willing to win by any means necessary. Dawn of Steam: First Light follows these adventurers, as they open up the world. In the process, their journey helps lay the foundations for an age of enlightenment and technology to come.

DEAR MIKLOS

AUTHOR: VICTORIA BASTEDO

PUBLISHER: BLACK LYON PUBLISHING

FESTIVALS 14.00

ADVENTURE ROMANCE

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The Greek Isles held an allure she couldn’t deny. His name was Miklos. When Therese was ten, she would have drowned had it not been for Miklos, the handsome Greek boy who dove from his boat to save her life. Now grown and with years of letter-writing between them, she needs him again. Recovering from an illness, Therese is advised to leave the Pacific Northwest rain behind, and return to the Grecian sun and the sea-and Miklos. Miklos hasn’t seen his friend in years. He isn’t a boy anymore, nor is Therese the young girl he pulled from the water. She’s so much more. But before they have a chance to deepen their relationship, they’re interrupted by a dangerous stalker, an unwelcome pursuit, and the discovery of Therese’s long-lost father. If Miklos wants to become more than a penpal for the rest of her life, he may have to save her for the second time.

DONUTS IN AN EMPTY FIELD

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AUTHOR: RACHEL BARNARD

FESTIVALS 16.00

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YA NOVEL

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Letting go of anger is life’s greatest challenge.

Vanessa Smith hasn’t been the same since her father’s death. A hero until the end, he died saving a restaurant owner’s wife and son from a burning building. Nessa has always blamed the boy, Ben, for her loss, and her thoughts are consumed with ways to make him as miserable as she is.

Nichole Adams knows Nessa can never heal until she learns to let go of her hatred, but bringing back her best friend is proving more difficult than she could’ve imagined. In a last ditch effort to break Nessa’s obsession, Nichole hopes signing up for the local food challenge is just the thing to bust her out of her shell.

A single choice defines the road ahead for Nessa. Doing the right thing isn’t easy, but living with the consequences of doing nothing might be worse.

FALL INTO STORY – LITERARY JOURNAL

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Fall Into Story

A colorful mixture of splendid, spooky and stirring Fall themed short stories, poetry, artwork and photography from writer’s group, SnoValley Writes! based in the Cascade Foothills of Washington State.

FEELING HUMAN A Reality with a Twist Book

 

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FESTIVALS 13.00

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MODERN FANTASY

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Jac lost his body, but he hasn’t lost his mind…yet. Because of his hyper-sensitivity to the energy of others, Jac felt like an isolated misfit. But when he wished to leave his grandfather’s ranch and fit in, he never meant to leave his body behind. An unexpected encounter starts a wild ride from one person to another as 18-year-old Jac King tries to relate to humankind. His mind is transferred farther and farther from regaining his body and the place he calls home. As a fly-on-the-wall to the human soul, Jac’s confronted by the feelings of others and his own anger at his mom for leaving him. If he could only find a way to be more than alone.

The Buzz from a reader: “It was brilliant! Intriguing, unusual and yet so human and familiar.”

FAIR FOLK CHRONICLES

FOUL IS FAIR (Book 1)

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AUTHOR: JEFFREY COOK & KATHERINE PERKINS

FESTIVALS 13.00

AMAZON

YA FANTASY

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Lots of girls play Fairy Princess when they’re little. Megan O’Reilly had no idea the real thing was like playing chess, guitar, and hockey all at once. Megan had known for a long time that she wasn’t an entirely typical girl. But living with ADHD—and her mother’s obsessions—was a very different thing from finding out she wasn’t entirely human. Somewhere out there, in a completely different world, her father needs help. There’s a conflict, revolving around Faerie seasonal rituals, that could have consequences for humanity—and if Megan’s getting the terminology straight, it sounds like her family aren’t even supposed to be the good guys. As she’s further and further swept up in trying to save her father, Megan may be getting too good at not being human.

FREE-FLOWING STORIES – FVP ANTHOLOGY 2014

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AUTHORS: 8 NW AUTHORS – FEATURED BY FVP
EDITED BY: SHERI J. KENNEDY

FESTIVALS 12.00

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SHORT-STORY COLLECTION

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Free-flowing Stories is a varied collection of long-form short-stories  from eight Pacific NW authors. – From spicy humor and savory story-lines to luscious prose and sweet escapes, this banquet of literary treats is sure to whet your appetite for FVP’s full course novels and to satisfy the bookish hunger of even the most voracious readers.

DAWN OF STEAM TRILOGY

DAWN OF STEAM: GODS OF THE SUN

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FESTIVALS: 15.00

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STEAMPUNK FANTASY

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In 1816, Gregory Conan Watts’s chronicle of the adventures begun in Dawn of Steam: First Lightcontinues – as does the Year Without a Summer. The crew of the airship Dame Fortuna travel to four continents and are embroiled in combat on three of them: conflict with New Spain in Britain’s American colonies, an ambush in Machu Picchu, and entanglement in the Maori Potato Wars in New Zealand. As they progress through darkened skies, Gregory gradually discovers that nothing at all was as he thought it was. All his assumptions are cast into doubt: what their orders are, which tales of foreign lands are true, and what parts of the social order as he knows it really are natural. Also in doubt is whether they will all survive the experience.
Dawn of Steam: Gods of the Sun is an alternate-history, early-era Steampunk epistolary novel.

GREEN-EYED PURSUIT

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AUTHOR: VICTORIA BASTEDO

FESTIVALS 13.00

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YA MYSTERY

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At seventeen Lucien is alone in the world. His mother, his grandparents~ all have passed away and left him with nothing but a comfortable inheritance and an empty house. Until he finds the letter his mother hid away for him, in which she describes her short marriage to the man she’d steadfastly refused to talk about while she’d been alive- his father. Taking along his best friend and an unlikely sidekick- his unusually beautiful teacher, Lucien discovers his father’s life is still tangled in mystery. Who framed his father so long ago and ruined their lives? Why do such outrageous sparks have to fly between his father and his teacher? The mystery deepens when Lucien himself becomes the new target.

The Kiss of the Blue Howler

AUTHOR: VICTORIA BASTEDO

FESTIVALS: 14.00

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Standing at the cliff edge, the mute Zephyr dropped over an animated thought tapestry that expressed all her loneliness and yearning. A Blue Howler snatched her in response; a mysterious blue creature of the night wind. Zephyr woke up to find herself in an underground cavern world, but one filled with light, air and other humans. She could only express herself through her Thought Energy pictures. Meeting the prince of Istish, she was drawn into helping him save his city from a dreadful…READ MORE

 

 

THE LOST TRAIN – An FVP Books Anthology

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ANTHOLOGY – FICTION

 
An anthology presenting a diversity of visions, ideas and genres interpreted in seven short stories and ten works of art. Created for enjoyment by all ages, on the theme: The Lost Train. A cooperative collection from FVP Books Authors and NBA&I Artists. Proceeds benefit non-profit Arts organization: North Bend Arts & Industry. ~An old train lost on an abandoned stretch of tracks inspires teens to imagine haunting train whistles in the night and other RAILWAY TALES. ~A tale of a mysterious gold heist follows a lost train of the past into the forest to find THE SHANGHAIED TRAIN. ~A young woman finds herself AT A LOSS when her train of thought careens through modern life and a state of ‘great collective trauma’.  ~A remarkable coffee shop turned intergalactic train, offers escape from a dystopic earth. An eclectic mix of vibrant souls seek tracks to a more hopeful future on THE L.O.S.T. TRAIN. ~A child’s whim nearly causes the loss of his best train-friend, Folio. Captain Spyglass keeps watch as FOLIO THE BRAVE ventures into the perils of Dreamland to keep Anatole from growing up too soon. ~Thoughts run OFF THE RAILS into dementia and alternate reality. Love stories run parallel through tests of time. Can a steam train break through space-time into dimensions of the mind? Is it true, all you need is love? ~The theft of a Airbnb train car triggers feelings of lost stability, financial independence, and freedom. It takes a village to solve the mystery and SAVOUR the moment.

LIKENESS – a novel

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AUTHOR: SHERI J. KENNEDY

FESTIVALS 12.00

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SPECULATIVE FICTION – ROMP

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What if everyone became the same?… In LIKENESS, early millennium Seattle-based workers Charlie and Emmaline are thrust from their comfortable and quirky marketing department to the Worldwide Pharmaceutical Conference stage. They present their ad for a new drug, Assimilaire, that minimizes social anxiety by making one feel the same as those around them.
In a strange twist, a free sample causes the audience members to not only feel like, but to become like athletic geek Charlie and adventurous artist Emmaline.
Forced to stay at the conference by a bomb scare, the affected hotel guests are caught in a grand experiment and a madcap romp exposing the nature of similarity and difference.

This snappy contemporary novel provides much to think about and plenty of humor as it considers the value of who we are.

The Buzz from readers: “energetic, fun language made for a quick, happy read. BONUS: i quite liked the concept.”

“Emmaline is a strong business woman I could totally relate to. I fell in love with her!”

“Give me a good-sized dose of Charlie! Line up the pseudo-Charlies – but none is as charming as the original. Lucky Emmaline!”

“A great fiction read for the more philosophical or psychological leaning reader.”

“Never before has the impending apocalyptic dystopia been such an amusing romp.”

MERELY THIS AND NOTHING MORE : POE GOES PUNK – WRITERPUNK ANTHOLOGY (BOOK 3)

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AUTHORS: WRITERPUNK PROJECT
EDITED BY: JEFFREY COOK

FESTIVALS: 15.00

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WRITERPUNK ANTHOLOGY

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A clockwork raven.
Two sets of irresistible teeth.
A house brought to life by nanobots.
A heart that won’t stop beating.

All this and much more in the Writerpunk Press version of the beloved suspense stories by Edgar Allan Poe. We’ve pulled out all the stops this time around to bring you the very best punked versions of classic Poe tales, complete with shiny gears and tiny bots!

In addition to the more familiar Cyberpunk and Steampunk, we’ve added Bio, Deco, and Dieselpunk genres to the mix. The resulting volume is a dynamic take on horror of which the Master of Macabre himself would be proud. Profits are to be donated to PAWS Lynnwood, an animal shelter and wildlife rescue located in the Pacific Northwest.

MIND SPACE SERIES

BOOK 1. THE MARTYRS

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SCIENCE FICTION

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Mind Space Volume 1: Conspiracy Book 1: The Martyrs The Mind Shield is a medical marvel. When Dr. Matthew Henderson’s mother is incapacitated by a stroke and dies on her kitchen floor 2 days later, he imagines an implanted device that can monitor the health of the host’s brain and issue alerts when medical problems arise. When the product– the Mind Shield– is finally released to market, Dr. Henderson assures the media that its purpose is purely to monitor the brain. But he lied. After two years of blistering sales the Mind Shield’s mind influencing features are switched on. A resistance movement is organized to combat the Mind Shield. Dr. Ralph Orville first realizes that the Mind Shield is a threat to personal freedom when he removes a bullet from the brain of a gunshot victim– and destroys the patient’s Mind Shield in the process. The patient’s agonized withdrawal from the device’s conditioning convinces Dr. Orville that he must fight the Mind Shield with every ounce of his energy.

Mini-Droids and Tea – A Seattle Romance

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AUTHOR: VICTORIA BASTEDO

FESTIVALS: 14.00

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Mini-Droids were the new rave in personal phone devices. They walked. Their lips moved when they talked. The male Mini-Droid was named Colepepper and looked just like his inventor. The female was named Poppy and looked… just like her. How dare the man reproduce her form into a seven-inch droid, and then mass produce it so she couldn’t help but run into the thing everywhere she went? Ten years ago Colepepper McSimmons left her… READ MORE

Moordym Downs

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AUTHOR: VICTORIA BASTEDO

FESTIVALS 15.00

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GOTHIC MYSTERY FANTASY

 

 

 

 

There were legends about Moordym Downs, that the Moor had given up the stones to build the castle, and that sometimes the Moordyms gave back one of their own in payment. People disappeared out in the rugged, untamed distance and were never heard from again. Still, Locke couldn’t seem to resist the call of the undulating landscape. Inside the castle, the walls were steeped in dangerous secrets, but no mystery was as pressing as the blood that ran in his veins. Who was his father, and had he disappeared into the Moor? Soon Locke is running for his life. No more time to find true love with…READ MORE

 

ONCE MORE INTO THE BREACH: SHAKESPEARE GOES PUNK 2 – WRITERPUNK ANTHOLOGY

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EDITED BY: JEFFREY COOK

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Welcome to the world of Shakespeare Goes Punk, where the Bard is remixed and nothing is sacred. Our fearless writers are back by popular demand to give you a ride on the punk train.
Five punked-up tales and three sonnets inspired by Shakespeare. All profits to charity.
As You Like It
The Tragedy of Livingston (Coriolanus)
Blast the Past: Fae and Far Between (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
Dogs of War (Julius Caesar)
Hank (Henry V)
Clockpunk Sonnets (18, 105, 127)

ANTHYM QUEST SERIES

Otterby’s Child – Anthym Quest Book I – An Aquatic Fantasy

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AUTHOR: VICTORIA BASTEDO

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It’s taken fourteen years for Kye, a soldier of Moonlight, to locate the boy of legend. Only this skinny, ginger, knocked-about lad has the bloodline to reach the Mere before the city of Moonlight is washed away. It’s up to Kye to make certain the teenager lives until he can bring them across the sea and locate the Mere. Kye has to watch as the boy is poisoned and changed, as vicious Bharkers try to squeeze his life away, and as the telepathic Otterby traveling in the boy’s pocket hints at future disaster. How will Kye feel about it if Anthym has to be sacrificed for some mysterious purpose of the Mere? When he reaches them, they’ll find out what a soldier of Moonlight’s fist feels like. READ MORE

 

The Mere’s Crown – Anthym Quest Book 2 – An Aquatic Fantasy

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AUTHOR: VICTORIA BASTEDO

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The Quest to save the city of Moonlight is underway. The Otterby traveling in Anthym’s pocket keeps taking them back to swim in the sea. Besides the dangerous Bharkers, they meet the Zilkies, who give them rides on their backs, and find the passageway to the Mere. At last Kye sees Moonlight’s mysterious benefactors, and learns why Anthym has to be risked. Under the blue depths of the water secrets arise and try to finish the boy off. It will take everything Kye has to give to save him.READ MORE

 

 

 

THE REVERENT ATHEIST

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NON-FICTION

THE REVERENT ATHIEST

Is there a type of knowledge that is only available through religion? If such knowledge exists, is it certain to be true? Is there a realm of religious experience that is more real than trees or buildings or stars or whales? Is religious truth acquired through personal experience, revelation, contemplation, or written scriptures? What is the risk to one’s immortal soul of denying the existence or reality of God? Is it meaningful for an atheist to claim to believe in God, or is that simply a logical impossibility? What are the benefits of religion, and what would life be like without them? How is it possible to know which behaviors are morally correct without direct knowledge of God’s commandments? These and other questions concerning religious truth and knowledge are explored in The Reverent Atheist.

DAWN OF STEAM TRILOGY

DAWN OF STEAM: RISING SUNS (BOOK 3)

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AUTHOR: JEFFREY COOK WITH SARAH SYMONDS

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STEAMPUNK FANTASY

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1817 sees the first signs of recovery from the Year Without a Summer – and the beginning of the end of the journey of the airship Dame Fortuna. The crew first accept a unique offer from the Shogun of Japan, traveling with the Dutch contingent from the island of Dejima into the isolationist nation. From there, their travels will take them through the English colonies in Australia and India, into darkest Africa, and eventually home to England. Along the way, confrontations loom, and both personal secrets and national conspiracies are uncovered. By the time a future queen is born, nothing less than the fate of England and the direction of world events are at stake. Dawn of Steam: Rising Suns is an alternate-history, emergent Steampunk epistolary novel, following after Dawn of Steam: First Light and Dawn of Steam: Gods of the Sun.

ROOTS ENTWINE

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AUTHOR: VICTORIA BASTEDO

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YA FANTASY

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Hidden in the trees is a boy with a mysterious past and powerful ability—will the team that found him have to watch him die?

15-year-old Joaquin can hear a man’s heart beating a half a mile away. He can see in the dark when others are stumbling. One whiff and he can tell what was served for yesterday’s dinner. But then he needs near-coma sleep to heal his brain from the searing pain. He’s a Phoshat, and his ability comes with a price.

Rumors spread about the mysterious Phoshat living in the forest around his family’s estate. Then Kallum comes, the tall stranger who leads a mission team for the king. He’s determined to add a Phoshat to the list of talents that his team boasts. He takes on the responsibility of a teenaged, untested Phoshat, and they set out, but soon it’s evident that Joaquin’s gift is so powerful that it almost swings out of control. As their journey goes on and unconsciousness overwhelms Joaquin over and again, Kallum begins to question whether Joaquin is ready for the dangerous mission that’s growing more intense every day.

Joaquin wonders too. Why was he born different than everyone else?

Roots Entwine is a young adult fantasy adventure. A tree standing alone shades no one, but entwining his life with his team moves Joaquin towards the inevitable choice he must make for them. It’s up to him to decide what the sum of his life will be, and if his inborn ability will be a curse to him or the gift that saves his friends.

The Runaway Sleigh Christmas Special

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AUTHOR: VICTORIA BASTEDO

FESTIVALS: 10.00

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Ollie had rebel in her genes; at least the half she knew about. From her Grandpa’s stint as a stuntman to her mama’s tendency to take flight, perhaps it wasn’t surprising to find herself in a runaway sleigh wearing six-inch-heeled stripper boots. What did surprise her was to discover that the man in her past that tried to help her when she was making her worst mistake would be the one rescuing her now… READ MORE

 

 

SANTIAGO’S IN TROUBLE – A Seattle Romance

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AUTHOR: VICTORIA BASTEDO

FESTIVALS: 14.00

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Cutting the woman upstairs loose from her literary bonds was a catalyst, changing Jacoby’s orderly life. Vivienne was a writer. Her character, Santiago, helped them meet, but trouble followed him back downstairs to his apartment. Jacoby never expected he’d end up in a hospital bed, wearing a Superhero costume, nor that he’d be the target of a series of vicious pranks. Maybe Santiago could give him perspective. Both in how to fix his life as well as how to reveal his heart to his neighbor. Perhaps if Vivienne could save her character, she could write a happy ending for him too…READ MORE

SECRET ORDER OF THE OVERWORLD

AUTHOR: KENNEDY J. QUINN

FESTIVALS  15.00

AMAZON

FANTASY

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A Thought-provoking Fantasy in which Gabrell and his beloved Majeska are pulled into a power struggle between a Sisterhood using Visionary prowess to punish Overling men’s corruption in the secret realm Underneath, and the desire to follow the Catalyst to the peace prophesied by the Predecessors for the Overworld. This edition includes Book One, UNDERNEATH and Book Two, OVERCAME.-the complete series

FAIR FOLK CHRONICLES

STREET FAIR (BOOK 2)

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AUTHORS: JEFFREY COOK & KATHERINE PERKINS

FESTIVALS 13.00

AMAZON

YA FANTASY

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School is out for the summer, which will give Megan O’Reilly’s friends time to see that she really starts learning something useful. When music is magic and magic is sometimes medicine, it’s easy for a menehune BFF, a satyr rock star, and a disabled pixie with a service crow to give a girl information overload.

The weekend of the Fremont Solstice Fair is also the weekend of the Goblin Market. Megan’s adjusted enough to this Unseelie Princess thing to see some use in all this colorful shopping potential, both real-world and magical, even if she can get ahead of herself sometimes.
But someone wants to use the Market for his own destructive purposes. And he knows a guy who’s great at ruining other people’s Midsummer nights.

SUNRISE MEETS THE STAR

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FESTIVALS 15.00

AMAZON

FANTASY

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Verone’s life as a peasant was a lonely one until the strangers showed up at his door. They demanded he must come with them, to unravel a tangled Will and Testament that inexplicably bound him to the side of the stubborn, dark-headed young man, Antaries.
Submitting to their demands gave him a quest, although he wasn’t certain what the end result would be. As well as Antaries, the two hired guards, and the lawyer sent to oversee the complicated Will and Testament, he had to travel with another man that despised all peasants and was ready to sneer at him at every turn.
On the road they were threatened by thieves, attacked and arrested, struck by poisoners and a pretty young pickpocket.
But inside Verone was changing, for with the surprises of travel his heart contracted with an emotion he hadn’t allowed himself to feel for a long time. Hope. Was he destined to be a lonely peasant with nothing to look forward to but scraping his next meal into his stomach with calloused hands? Or would Antaries prove to be the friend he never expected to come his way? Would he even extend himself to save Verone’s life?

T.E.D.D.I.E.B.E.A.R. in S.P.A.C.E. –  Soft Sci-fi Adventure

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AUTHOR: VICTORIA BASTEDO

FESTIVALS: 14.00

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T.E.D.D.I.E. stood for Trusted- Educated-Deferential-Dedicated-Inspirational-Extrapolator and B.E.A.R. stood for Bearing-Extreme-Apprehension-and Rage. As ship’s psychiatrist, Felix was used to spending more time with the overwhelmed loners in the crew rather than the top-flighters on the Bridge. But this mission was different. From his borrowed captain’s chair to his insides being shredded, he’d have to prove his right to wear the ears….READ MORE

The Time Mechanic

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AUTHOR: VICTORIA BASTEDO

FESTIVALS: 15.00

AMAZON

 

 

 

 

In order to fix time a Mechanic must be chosen.
Jeremy was an ordinary man one minute, and then he became the Time Mechanic the next. Being ordinary hadn’t prepared him for having strange visions, getting stuck with odd teammates compelled to stay by his side, or the massive responsibility. He was the one man who could prevent the current time from becoming a tragic history lesson and it was terrifying. If he managed to succeed, who would he become after being the Time Mechanic?….READ MORE

MISS LIV ADVENTURES SERIES:

THE UNWITTING JOURNEYS OF THE WITTY MISS LIVINGSTONE
BOOK I: JOURNEY KEY

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AUTHOR: KENNEDY J. QUINN

FESTIVALS 14.00

AMAZON

STEAM ERA TIME TRAVEL ADVENTURE

 

 

 

A Journey Through Time…and Time Again
Peeking into Mr. Thomas Worthington’s Most Excellent Bookshop, Miss Livingstone is knocked bustle over teakettle by his ominous partner, Mr. Manush. She stumbles into an enthralling mystery of time-traveling stone amulets hidden in a curious cabinet at the back of the shop. Thrown thirty years into the future she’s captivated by the older Mr. Worthington in 1941. The gentleman is intriguing in any decade. When timelines tangle in an imposing twist of fate, she enlists the help of her best friend Janie and soon finds a key – a magical one! A gypsy’s gift in Paris sends her flying on a dirigible in 1815, and spinning further back in time with Mr. Manush in perilous pursuit. Collecting books on her remarkable journeys, the inquisitive Miss Livingstone uncovers mysteries of life and love. And she always takes the steam train home.

THE UNWITTING JOURNEYS OF THE WITTY MISS LIVINGSTONE
BOOK II: MEMORY KEY

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AUTHOR: KENNEDY J. QUINN

FESTIVALS 14.00

AMAZON

STEAM ERA TIME TRAVEL ADVENTURE

 

 

 

A Journey Through Time…and Time Again
Mastering the mysterious stone amulets would be prize enough for anyone ordinary, but the impetuous Miss Livingstone’s curiosity has merely been piqued. Has Mr. Thomas’ twist undone them?
Stepping into the future, she discovers she wasn’t designed to settle for cozy contentment.
How can she resist the temptation to see what once was? Especially when the Memory key falls into her hands, and she falls into the eager arms of the dashing Mr. Scott Worthington. Unwittingly, history repeats, with alternate antics and a close shave aboard a Napoleonic dirigible. Has she left her dear Janie behind?
The dreaded Mr. Manush makes flashy appearances on the heels of an unknown future-girl. And the inquisitive Miss Livingstone is drawn into another mystery of life and love, tangling her past and future….And she always takes the steam train home.

VANESSA’S BOOK OF AWESOME THINGS

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AUTHOR: RACHEL BARNARD

FESTIVALS 6.00

AMAZON

COMPANION BOOK – VARIETY

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A fun accompaniment/companion book to the For the Love of Donuts Series

WANDERING IMAGINATION

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FESTIVALS  9.00

AMAZON

POETRY

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These are the poems that almost got away.

ECHO FALLS BOOK 1

WILDERNESS RIM

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AUTHOR: CASONDRA BREWSTER

FESTIVALS  10.00

AMAZON

YA FANTASY

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If you’ve ever smelled a Sasquatch, you know it reeks. But what really reeks for C.J. Phillips is that he’s 15 and his mother has more of a life than he does and her life isn’t circling around C.J. anymore. She even missed his parent-teacher conference. He’d be fine with that, but no one in all of Echo Falls —including his mother— seems to appreciate what he does, let alone who he is. Until he takes off for a wilderness camping trip and runs smack dab into Stinky, a teenage Bigfoot, whose own family is suffering, because of some mysterious barrels being buried in the watershed by environmental pirates. Together C.J. and Stinky develop a bond and eventual friendship that helps bring down an illegal dumping operation that threatens everyone – human and Sasquatch alike.

3 IS THE MAGIC NUMBER – LITERARY JOUNAL

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CONTRIBUTORS: SNOVALLEY WRITES!

FESTIVALS 14.00

LULU.COM

 

The word magicians of SnoValley Writes! writer’s group spin stories, conjure poetry and mystify with artworks and photography from the Cascade foothills of Washington State in this enchanting 3rd volume of Views, Voices and Verses Literary Journal.

 

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