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The Greatest Magician (The Prequel)
Elena Paige
A convention for magicians! Mages and illusionists casting spells and performing spectacular tricks! The perfect annual event for every magical family! Except for someone like Jack Roberts. His mother is The Great Linda, a woman who can’t die. His dad has the power to heal. His sister can bend people to her will. But Jack has no such magic up his sleeve. He’s about as ordinary as can be. In fact, the annual Magicians’ Convention is the very last place on Earth he wants to hang out. Then Jack discovers there might be a way for him to gain magic after all. How far will Jack go in his desperate quest for magic? And who can he trust? See where it all began in The Greatest Magician, a prequel following the adventures of young Jack and his family years before the events of The Magicians’ Convention.   GET YOUR FREE COPY OF THE GREATEST MAGICIAN!
The Greatest Magician (The Prequel)
Infinity: The Secret of the Diamonds
Tejas Mathai
Infinity: The Secret of the Diamonds, a science fiction by Tejas Mathai, takes us into the imaginative world of space and fantasy. The novels center on eighteen-year-old Jack Stone, his father Sam, Uncle, Bruce and friend, Wayne. Sam, the gifted scientist who invents Rift Tunnel Machine (RTM), has developed a peculiar nature and has started behaving strangely with his son and brother who are unaware of his inventions. Circumstances lead them to meet the Infinity Corps, a galactic reconnaissance group who is on a mission to save the five Infinity diamonds and the galaxy from the cosmic tyrant named Tarvin Genesis. Trapped in such situation where they have no other option except to fight with Tarvin's army, they work to save New York City. However, there is a darker secret being kept from Jack, one that could change the history of Earth.
Infinity: The Secret of the Diamonds
Bubba and Squirt's Big Dig to China
Sherry Ellis
You can't dig a hole to China! Squirt doesn't believe Bubba can dig a hole to China. But when the hole swallows them, the kids find themselves in Xi'an, China, surrounded by Terracotta Warriors. It gets worse when the ghost of the first emperor of China appears. He tells them they can't go home until they find his missing pi. The kids don't know where to begin until they meet a girl and her grandmother who promise to help find the pendant. Soon they realize they are being followed. And they are no closer to finding the missing pi. Will Bubba and Squirt ever make it back home?  
Bubba and Squirt's Big Dig to China
A Gypsy Curse - Full Moon series book 2
D.A. McGrath
A Gypsy curse that must be broken, a dangerous secret that cannot be revealed…

Clara is a shape-shifter who is cursed. The curse is presenting her with huge problems and she wants rid of it, even though she’s been told it can’t be done.

Luke is a Gypsy, whose clan has camped by Clara’s town. He happily spends his days exploring the woodland, while avoiding the ‘townies’ that live on the other side.

When Clara bumps into Luke an opportunity presents itself. Luke’s family may know how to free Clara from the curse, if only she can gain their trust. But in becoming friends with Luke, Clara puts her own secret at risk. When the Gypsies abruptly disappear, Clara is left confused, anxious and alone.

Will Clara ever see Luke again? Will she ever find a way to break the curse? And just how far is she willing to go to do so?

A Litpick Top Choice Award winner, ‘A Gypsy Curse’ is the second book in the Full Moon series. If you enjoy a rollercoaster ride of action and suspense, then this book is a must read.

A Gypsy Curse - Full Moon series book 2
And The Children Shall Lead (The Lance Chronicles - 4)
Michael Bowler
The campaign to save California's children was only the beginning. Now Lance and Ricky target America's most sacred document - The Constitution. 

Native American teens Kai and Dakota--harboring secrets of their own--join the crusade and swear undying loyalty to Lance. They carry the hope of their people that the movement will better the lives of Indian children, who are inexcusably neglected by government. This new campaign will take the young people to The White House, the halls of Congress, and beyond in their quest to change the prevailing opinion that children are property, rather than human beings in their own right. 

But an unseen nemesis stalks Lance and ratchets up the attacks on New Camelot, promising to destroy all that Arthur has put in place. 

"You were right, little boy, death is coming for you, but slowly, and only after it takes out the people you love." These chilling words haunt Lance, but also strengthen his resolve to protect the people he loves. Or die trying. 

The Lance Chronicles continue... 

The Lance Chronicles: 
Children of the Knight (The Lance Chronicles Book 1) 
Running Through A Dark Place (The Lance Chronicles Book 2) 
There Is No Fear (The Lance Chronicles Book 3) 
And The Children Shall Lead (The Lance Chronicles Book 4) 
Once Upon A Time In America (The Lance Chronicles Book 5) 
Warrior Kids (standalone set within The Lance Chronicles universe)
And The Children Shall Lead (The Lance Chronicles - 4)
Once Upon A Time In America (The Lance Chronicles - 5)
Michael Bowler
With Lance leading the way, the Knights of the Round Table have set out to convince the American people that amending the Constitution to protect children is long overdue. As the team travels from state to state, they are met with acceptance, indifference, and hostility. But Lance's popularity, coupled with his innate charm, gradually sways more of the populace to their cause. 

The journey becomes a rite of passage that propels the young people into adulthood and solidifies Lance's status as an iconic and influential figure. 

But he's uneasy. He knows Arthur is hiding something from him. After The Excalibur Incident in Las Vegas, Lance is certain the future will bring him great sorrow. 

Then comes the attack, sudden and brutal. 

Now the Round Table is in disarray, and Lance must confront a cold-blooded killer who's luring him into an obvious trap. If he refuses the challenge, more loved ones will die, and everything he's accomplished will die with them. Surrounded by the diverse young people who have become his family, Lance sets out for the final showdown with his enemy. 

The Lance Chronicles conclude... 

The Lance Chronicles: 
Children of the Knight (The Lance Chronicles Book 1) 
Running Through A Dark Place (The Lance Chronicles Book 2) 
There Is No Fear (The Lance Chronicles Book 3) 
And The Children Shall Lead (The Lance Chronicles Book 4) 
Once Upon A Time In America (The Lance Chronicles Book 5) 
Warrior Kids (standalone set within The Lance Chronicles universe)
Once Upon A Time In America (The Lance Chronicles - 5)
The Squirrel Squire
Erik DeLeo

A small but brave squirrel. An annual tournament. And threats from a dark challenger. 

Squire Puff faces many pressures, but searching for a missing knight isn’t supposed to be one of them. When things take a turn for the worse, can he face his fears and help avert disaster? If Puff can’t find the champion, he’s the only one left who can fight.

If you like talking animals, epic sword fights and exciting adventures, then you’ll love The Squirrel Squire. This chapter book is perfect for fans of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, Redwall by Brian Jacques and The Green Ember by S.D. Smith, along with other fantasy series including The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander.

The Squirrel Squire
The Swines: Anecdotes of a Piggly Family
H.M. So
“Eclectic, eccentric, and original. Fast-paced. Absurd. Whimsical.” ─ Suidae Gazette
“Cheeky, original, and witty. Wickedly fun!” ─ Bacon Daily News

Sam is a twelve-year-old boy from a family of pigs. His mom is a prize sow, a British Lop of very high breeding. His dad is a warthog, the pedigree, no one is quite sure. Sam's parents are swine, but he's perfectly normal.

Sam and his family live in a medium sized town called Suidae Valley somewhere in the middle of California between Porterville and Salinas. His mom enjoys gardening and mud baths. His dad is a booming, retired plumber. He's a little rough around the edges. The family is piggly, but they fit right in with everyone in town, who call themselves Suids.

Told in first person, episodic format, Sam is a precocious kid with a talent for imagination, observation, and occasionally, even curious profundity. The narrative is eccentric, novel, and original, ranging from the orthodox to stream of consciousness and reverse chronology.

The Swines ─ Anecdotes Of A Piggly Family, is at times thoughtful, at times absurd, but most of the time compelling, as the author takes readers on a journey into an unconventional world at the intersection of humans, pigs, and boy.

Praise for The Swines:
• “Irreverent, precocious, and self-mocking, the Swines are compelling, and Suidae Valley's native son sparkles with humor.” ─ Suidae Valley Times
• “Written in the first person, twelve-year-old Sam dazzles with inquisitive observations and keen philosophical meanderings sure to delight adults and precocious kids of every age. A page-turner.” ─ Porcine Book Review
• “A crossover novel that will appeal to everyone regardless of age, sex, background or genus.” ─ Bovine Society
• “Satirical, ludicrous and bold. Animal Farm meets Aesop's Fables. An incisive lesson in every chapter.” ─ Weekly Porker
• “Politically incorrect. Genius!” ─ Young Hogs
• “A smorgasbord of subjects, from Law of Attraction to North Korea. A topical tour de force!” ─ Suidae Globe
• “Page after page of non-stop chortles . . .” ─ The Boarish Post
• “Cache of lexical brilliance!” ─ Sus Semantic Academy
The Swines: Anecdotes of a Piggly Family

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