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Party Of Five By: Vasileios Kalampakas A magical bunny, daft pirates, a village of rastafari elves, two princesses, a semi-retired thief and an aspiring bard, plus flying ships, dimensional portals and a largely silly sorcerer with a dangerous, mysterious amulet. How do they all fit together, you may ask? Fate, it seems. Or maybe not. Add a dash of fire, a pinch of lightning and some magic to your life. And remember, it could all be just a bad trip. This is the first book, Book I, in the "Party of Five" series of fantasy novellas.

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The Choice (A Historical Romace) By: Rumor Monday While in disguise and trying to rob the town’s wealthiest resident, Samantha Adler runs into Keith Oakley—a stranger from up north. Keith, who is tracking his mother’s killer, blackmails Samantha into posing as the daughter of his deceased mother in order to help him elude those trying to stop him from getting to the truth about his mother’s death. His search leads them to the city of Benson, where he is shot. While fighting to save Keith’s life, Samantha realizes she’s falling for him. http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00BE6BRGU


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January Jackson and Friends: The Premiere By: Zonie Felder Publication Date: February 7, 2012 "Beautiful women can—and will—stoop to ugly acts in the name of love, lust, and power. In the face of unspeakable erotic betrayal, no one is safe. Behold how lust and passion can quickly cloud judgment—and how wrong choices will forever change a friendship. These lifelong friends will soon learn that beauty is truly only skin deep as the true ugliness of their souls is revealed by the most horrific of acts and emotions. As young girls, January, Jasmine, Monica, Charlene, and Terry vowed to be friends forever. As teens, their emerging passions began to test the bonds of their friendship. As adults, lust, deception, and treachery cause their lives to come crashing down. Can their friendship survive the ultimate betrayal? Their passion for life is what connected them as friends, but now this same passion threatens to break them apart. When the dust settles, who will be left standing and able to pick up the pieces? Can friendship triumph over betrayal?" AMAZON B O O K

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To Celebrate R.A. Smith’s Birthday Oblivion Storm will be FREE on March 11th on Amazon!!! Over a century past, a wily young pauper wins the hearts of a childless couple of ancient nobility, and a place in one of the most prestigious families in London. The sole heir to the Grenshall family legacy, Iris 'Tally' Grenshall fights to protect her family from the machinations of an evil woman, but discovers her adversary presents a threat much greater than she ever imagined... The victim of a brutal attack, Rose remembers one thing: a long-dead woman giving her an impossible task. She knows only the price of failure as she sets out to retrieve a deadly talisman, with the aid of new friends and powers over the living and the dead. As the body count rises, Rose's quest grows desperate--with london itself in jeopardy. Rose and Tally share fates intertwined. Rose must discover how before the secrets of the past destroy her, her friends, and all of London.


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From January 31, 2013, through March 15, 2013, Xchyler Publishing will be accepting submissions for our SUMMER SUSPENSE/ THRILLER ANTHOLOGY. The theme: Mind Games.

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FUTURE WRITING CONTESTS: Fall: (paranormal) Open Submissions: April 30, 2013 Submissions Deadline: May 30, 2013 Theme: Extreme Makeovers Winter: (fantasy) Open Submissions: August 31, 2013 Submissions Deadline: September 30, 2013 Release: January 31, 2014 Spring: (steampunk) Open submissions: October 31, 2013 Submissions Deadline: November 30, 2013 Release: April 30, 2014

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Let It Be Like That Tonight! By: Rahima Yasin

Like your pain never existed Your love was never tainted And your soul was never shaded Let it be like that tonight Forget how bright your sun shines We'll fly away to a Heaven's light May you sweep me off the ground Let it be like that tonight!

Allow it to be our joyous sight Sate our hunger like a devil's might No anguish or despair to bite Let it be like that tonight!

Give me something to hold on tight Grant me your heart, a partner in crime Mask yourself for an ecstatic psyche Let it be like that tonight!


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WHEN YOUR KILLER COULD HAVE BEEN A CHILD SOLDIER By: Uzoma Okoroafor

ALTHOUGH the Liberian war is now over, I cannot wish away the memories. There are nights in my sleep when I still find myself dressed in army uniform, AK-47 ready. On these nights I hear the voices of parents calling their children; others joking, shouting: “Where’s your bunker?” The air cracks and I hear the sounds of diving jets and stuttering LMGs. Fire, blood, bullets and bodies everywhere. Things soon simmer to normal as danger passes. People fill the streets, young boys and girls going on various errands. Then he appears in a blood-stained enemy uniform. His oily dark face is teased with abandon. He’s about to aim his rifle at me. In my dreams, he dies in different ways. I’m his killer. Something tells me that he is my son. But I’m too afraid to believe it. “Daddy, that’s the toy section!” I manage to smile. “Go on, make your choice. I’ll wait right here.” My son’s gait is a proud and happy one as he follows one of the shop attendants. I was the one to survive, not my fellow comrade and best friend, Silas. I think of his family and friends that he left behind. I can only hope that I won’t be called back into action any time soon. The


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fiery cover of a magazine on the counter grabs my attention and brings me back to July, 2003. There is no way communicate with the rest of our platoon. The only option left is to return to base, west of Monrovia. We are barely a meter away from a shelled restaurant when a bullet zings past us. It’s obvious that our enemy is a splinter group with the RUF. Silas returns fire, I quickly take cover. Bullets rain in all directions. Concrete walls and glasses fall recklessly. I fire, ripping off a few arms and heads. Defeated, the last of our enemy limps away and out of view. Silas wants to go after them. I hold him down. We make our way down narrow streets, passed people staring hauntingly through open windows. Tattered pieces of clothes are hanging on the lines above us. Fresh bloodstains on the walls and destroyed vehicles suggest a recent shootout. This is no sign of relief. I’m about to flip my map open when a shrill cry pierces the air. Silas and I make eye contact; we agree to move after fifteen seconds. Deep down, a new fear confronts me: what if the cry is a signal for some other militia in the area? We scurry off the main pass, find refuge behind an enormous boulder and wait. No noise. Not even the sound of birds. We crouch around bullet-ridden buildings and try to avoid the morning sun, lest our shadows give us away. We walk five steps,


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stop, and then repeat the pattern. The front of a hotel comes into view. Choice point, none of the options are good. We scan our sides and agree on heading into the building. Just when I thought that stealth had kept us safe, I hear a loud blast. I flatten my back against the wall. Shortly after, I can see Silas’ hand jerking, trying to reach for his weapon. “Shoot you blaady Nigeria so-jah!” “Please don’t—” I open fire. A skinny figure crashes into the wall. I hurry over to Silas’ side. As I go down on one knee and hold his hand firmly, he says, “He…a…boy.” I’m shocked, confused. Indeed our enemy was just a boy who was now looking at me with pitiful eyes, blood oozing from the sides of his body. “Look!” My son shows me a toy gun. “This is the type of gun I saw in the Rambo movie. I want it.” I shake my head. I hand the shop attendant the toy and say, “I need you to help Lex to find something else he could play with. I'm not paying for this.”


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The young female is clearly baffled. “But dad, you said I could have anything in the toy shop. You—” “Lex!” In an attempt to calm my son, the cashier tries to coax him into taking another toy in the store. “No! I don’t want them,” he pouted. I frown, then extend a hand to him. “Let’s go, then.” Slowly he takes it and we walk out of the mini-mart. I try to convince myself that I did the right thing as we head toward the parking lot. Inside the car, Lex begins to sob quietly. He’s trying to fight back the tears. I start the engine and back the car into the street. Half way out, I'm attacked by pangs of regret. It weakens my hands on the wheel so I pull over. “I’m sorry.” Lex doesn't respond. He doesn't even look at me. I take a deep breath. “I want you to have that toy gun.” “Really?” his face lights up like bright bulbs on a Christmas tree. I nod and put the car in reverse.

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UPCOMING Authors/Books on TOUR with Bewitching Book Tours A Beastly Scandal

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A BRIDE BY MOON- LM Pruitt LIGHT Midnight Fire Series A Touch of Sin Miranda Stork An Affair to DismemMy Body Series ber Blood Moon

Playing the Maestro

Brand New World

Pooka in My Pantry

Brazil

Protecting His Own

Breaking the Nexus

Redemption

Carol Van Atta

Resurrecting Harry

Carole Remy

Return

Christie Palmer

Silver Hollow

Coffee and Cockpits

SLIPSTREAM

Cursed

Soul Meaning

DiSemblance

Storm Dancer

Drowning Rapunzel

The Devil’s Necktie

Eustice

The Genesis

Her Heart's Secret Wish

The Witch Hunter The Zombie Story

Violet Dawn Wanted War of Fei Wicked Lies Winter Mist


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