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Sunshine Somerville
Once upon a time and with surprising frequency, dragons kidnapped helpless princesses. As the ultimate romantic gesture, heroic princes fought the dragons and saved the damsels in distress.
At least, that's the story you've been led to believe. But here's a little secret:
Sometimes the dragon saved the princess from the princes...

In the kingdom of Marshwood, everybody lives happily ever after - orphans, stepmothers, everybody. King Wesick is wise and beloved. Queen Mattea is beautiful and kind. Prince Nolan is handsome and brave, and his sister Littagale is smart and talented. But when it comes time for Princess Littagale to marry, suddenly the dragon Tor flies down from Mount Shadow, kidnaps the princess, and flies her to his dark lair.
"Oh, no! The horror! Who will save her?” cry the townspeople.
With great fanfare and the cologne of testosterone, princes from near and far arrive in Marshwood and vow to rescue the princess – in exchange for the honor of becoming her husband and inheriting the kingdom. The townspeople rejoice, place bets, and everyone waits to see who will defeat Tor and save Princess Littagale.
But what secret is Queen Mattea hiding? And why does Tor have a spa in his lair?

20 Full-Color Chapter Illustrations!
"Light hearted and fun for all ages"
A Fairly Fairy Tale
Michael Anthony
After twelve months of military service in Iraq, Michael Anthony stepped off a plane, seemingly happy to be home--or at least back on US soil. He was twenty-one years old, a bit of a nerd, and carrying a pack of cigarettes that he thought would be his last. Two weeks later, Michael was stoned on Vicodin, drinking way too much, and picking a fight with a very large Hell's Angel. At his wit's end, he came to an agreement with himself: If things didn't improve in three months, he was going to kill himself. Civilianized is a memoir chronicling Michael's search for meaning in a suddenly destabilized world.
Civilianized: A Young Veteran's Memoir
Angeline M. Bishop
Every story has a beginning, a gestation period where everything takes time to manifest.

Before Natro, Resna, and Xavor ruled the kingdom of Jacmuir they were ordinary college students navigating their senior year at Jacmuir University. Xavor watched cautiously as Natro won over the Jacmuir University student body with the promise of a legendary Homecoming costume party aimed to win Resna's heart. Xavor reluctantly helps Natro with his party plans with the pretense of finding the perfect time to tell Resna he has feelings for her. He's not sure how Resna will react to his disclosure but he has to find out before Natro discovers their playful rivalry is actually a serious competition.

At the costume party, Xavor is forced to confront a secret from his past that will change Resna's and Natro's perception of him and seal their bond as friends forever.
Jacmuir: Gestation (Jacmuir Prequel Series Book 1)
Claire Merchant
Do you know Nora Hadley? Not many people do; and more and more often these days Nora doesn't know if she even knows herself. A prude raised by strict Catholic parents to her friends, a student mature beyond her years to her teachers, a responsible daughter to her parents - all of these things fall into freefall as Nora finds herself increasingly fixated on her new literature teacher, William Summers. A desire to get to know the man behind the blackboard outside of school hours and to discuss the virtues of The Wind in the Willows and Romeo and Juliet cascades into a dangerous path of self-discovery with potentially devastating consequences for the staff and students of South Iris High.
Knowing Nora
P. E. Yudkoff
He may be the next Kylxon.
But he still has to go to the school dance.
Pack faces new challenges in the quest to discover if he is to be the next Kylxon, the mighty leader of his mysterious, ancient family. He soon learns there may be others interested in whether he is the future Kylxon, but Pack can’t worry about that now. First, he and Sydney must unravel the mystery behind old lady Wamdoffer and save a Japanese heiress from the clutches of the dangerous and very deadly Balford Memmer.

Book two in the exciting new series “The Kylxon Chronicles”, a fantasy adventure about a reluctant hero.
Learning From The Dead

A GIANT WHITE EAGLE, A CHARMED BOOK, AND A GIRL WITH SPECIAL POWERS...

In a world where magic is feared, Princess Martina must be careful and conceal her magical talents--especially when her spiteful brother acts like a complete stranger. She finds a true friend in the peasant boy Enzo, and her secret seems safe. But when tragedy strikes the royal palace, Martina's careful world is torn to pieces. If only brother and sister can work together, the collapsing kingdom might be saved from war and famine, vicious ralthors, and a tyrant king. But Prince Drago has secrets of his own, and a heart of wickedness that no amount of good magic can brighten.

Dark days cloud Brightalia, and only one last hope remains before total devastation. Can Martina and her friend defeat the evil that lurks throughout their land? Or are the days of their beloved kingdom over forever? Only one thing is certain--time is running out...

A GIANT WHITE EAGLE, A CHARMED BOOK, AND A GIRL WITH SPECIAL POWERS…   In a world where magic is feared, Princess Martina must be careful and conceal her magical talents—especially when her spiteful brother acts like a complete stranger. She finds a true friend in the peasant boy Enzo, and her secret seems safe. But when tragedy strikes the royal palace, Martina’s careful world is torn to pieces. If only brother and sister can work together, the collapsing kingdom might be saved from war and famine, vicious ralthors, and a tyrant king. But Prince Drago has secrets of his own, and a heart of wickedness that no amount of good magic can brighten.   Dark days cloud Brightalia, and only one last hope remains before total devastation. Can Martina and her friend defeat the evil that lurks throughout their land? Or are the days of their beloved kingdom over forever? Only one thing is certain—time is running out…  
Magical Eyes: Dawn of the Sand
Terry John Barto
Nickerbacher is a dragon and aspiring comedian who travels to La La Land to audition for The Late Knight Show. He hopes to prove to his father — and the world — that dragons can be funny. Nickerbacher befriends a prince and a princess who help him realize his dream while paving the way for equal rights of all citizens.
Nickerbacher
D.K. Reed
Red is an independent and spirited tae kwon do expert coping with her own teen issues as well as a precocious fourteen year old sister. Family is paramount to Red, and her world is shaken when tragedy strikes and her uncle Alistair goes missing. After witnessing what appears to be a young and handsome Viking ghost in the window of Uncle Alistair's mansion, Red becomes consumed with solving the mystery of the eerily captivating being that may just be the link to her missing uncle.Here we meet Red, a sixteen year old who identifies with legendary warrioress, Red Sonja, as a coping mechanism for the difficulties of teen life with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. But even her inner warrioress is a little nervous about moving into Uncle Alistair’s old mansion after seeing an eerily captivating “Viking ghost” in an upstairs window shortly after his disappearance.  To add to her discomfort, she soon notices a crow acting oddly and feels like she is being watched.    Unable to be seen or heard, Uncle Alistair’s graduate student, Erik, can only watch her from his ghost-like state brought about by the ancient stone artifacts he was researching, though he desperately needs her help to find a way to transform back to normal. He uses the limited tools available to try and reach her, including his crow friend, Moon.  But, will he get to her before the cult?  Can she solve the mystery and save him?   This is book one in a trilogy that is perfect for young adult fans of supernatural romance that is mystical and fun.      
Snap To Grid: Book One of The Stones of Bothynus Trilogy

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