See It First: Jo Ho, D. Michael Withrow, and Annie Cosby

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The Boy Next Door by Jo Ho

The award-winning creator and screenwriter of ground-breaking BBC television show, Spirit Warriors starring Jessica Henwick (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Games of Thrones, Iron Fist) and the author of Wanted, Book 1 of The Chase Ryder Series, brings you a thrilling mystery that will keep you guessing until the very last page.


Kim isn’t happy.

Torn from her beloved boyfriend Chris and the picturesque coastal village she grew up in, her family have relocated to the tough, inner-city neighborhood of Austin, Illinois due to an unfortunate turn of events.

It’s the summer break before Kim starts college, but instead of spending it with Chris and their large group of friends, she finds herself isolated from everyone she knows and loves.

The day she starts to notice the strange boy next door, however, her life begins to change as she starts to worry about someone other than herself.

Can she unravel the many mysteries surrounding her new home before something terrible happens?

Science Fiction

Arena: Part One by D. Michael Withrow

In the future those that reach their debt limit are sold off as slaves to the wealthy. Convicted killers are forced to fight in the arena as gladiators did thousands of years before them.

Follow Colston, the son of a wealthy owner, as he struggles to make sense of the world around him and to protect those he has grown to love from his maniacal father.

Arena: Part One is the first book in a sci-fi dystopian series that features compelling characters, surprising plot twists, and plenty of action. If you liked The Maze Runner or the Hunger Games, you’ll love this book. Pick up Arena: Part One to discover this exciting new world today.

Paranormal Romance

Learning to Swim (Hearts Out of Water Book 1) by Annie Cosby

She’s filthy rich. He’s not. It’ll take patience, an old woman who thinks she’s a selkie, and one salty-sweet summer on the beach to make them realize what’s between them.

When Cora’s mother whisks the family away for the summer, Cora must decide between forging her future in the glimmering world of second homes where her parents belong, or getting lost in the enchanting world of the locals and the mystery surrounding a lonely old woman who claims to be a selkie—and who probably needs Cora more than anyone else.

Through the fantastical tales and anguished memories of the batty Mrs. O’Leary, as well as the company of a particularly gorgeous local boy called Ronan, Cora finds an escape from the reality of planning her life after high school. But will it come at the cost of alienating Cora’s mother, who struggles with her own tragic memories?

As the summer wanes, it becomes apparent that Mrs. O’Leary is desperate to leave Oyster Beach. And Ronan just may hold the answer to her tragic past—and Cora’s future.

Learning to Swim is a sweet YA contemporary romance with a dash of Celtic magical realism. If you like classic boy-meets-girl stories and blurring the line between fantasy and reality, then you’ll love Annie Cosby’s magical tale of first love riddles with mythical mysteries.

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