See It First: Shaunta Grimes, Cortney Pearson, and Merrie Destefano

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Science Fiction

Exclusive The Daughter by Shaunta Grimes

Nory and Catalina told a big lie to save themselves. Now every woman at the Third Ward Women’s Facility believes that Catalina is their savior–the daughter of the alien mother hovering above the Earth. In a moment of blind jealousy, Nory makes a decision that changes everything.

Fantasy

Such a Secret Place by Cortney Pearson

In an emotionless world, tears are a precious commodity, valued for their magic and sold on the black market. When Ambry stumbles across a vial of these enchanted tears, she finds herself the target of not only the tyrannical Arcaian army, who is stealing her people’s magic left and right, but of handsome, battle-scarred Talon Haraway, who seeks the tears for his own personal vengeance.

Ambry soon realizes the reason for their interference: these tears are the most powerful ever shed. They are the key to saving her people and rescuing her brother and others who’ve been taken by the Arcaians. With the Arcaian army threatening her every move, and Talon attempting to take the tears from her, Ambry must keep the tears safe at all costs. Her people need them. Her brother needs them. She needs them.

Paranormal Romance

Exclusive Fathom by Merrie Destefano

A new twist on ancient Celtic legends, FATHOM is one part young adult romance, one part paranormal fantasy and one part gothic mystery, filled with Irish folklore of the sea. Note: This is a clean, sweet romance.

Turning sixteen can be hell, especially if everyone in town thinks your mother killed herself and your sister. All Kira Callahan wants to do is swim, hang out with her best friend, Sean, and ignore the kids who torment her at school. That is, until one day when she gets invited to a party. For three minutes her life is wonderful-she even kisses Sean. Then somebody spikes her drink and some girls from out of town lure her into the ocean and hold her underwater.

Kira soon discovers that the group of wild teenagers who have come to visit Crescent Moon Bay are not as innocent as they seem. In fact, nothing is as it seems-not the mysterious deaths of her sister and mother, not her heritage, not even her best friend. And everything seems to hinge on the ancient Celtic legends that her mother used to tell her as a child.

 

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