See It First: Shayne Silvers, Andrew C. Broderick, and Ann Gimpel

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Fantasy Thriller

Obsidian Son by Shayne Silvers

Obsidian Son by Shayne Silvers

A city that doesn’t believe in magic. Bloodthirsty weredragons. Good thing this reckless playboy has superpowers…
It’s been said that monsters cry when a good man goes to war. But they should run screaming like little school girls when that man is secretly a wizard, and maybe not necessarily good…

Nate Temple’s all-consuming quest to avenge his parents is temporarily put on hold when shape-shifting dragons invade St. Louis. And perhaps cow-tipping the Minotaur for answers might not have been Nate’s smartest opening move, because now every flavor of supernatural thug from our childhood nightmares is gunning for him. Nate learns that the only way to save his city from these creatures is to murder his best friend…
Nate’s choice will throw the world and his own conscience into cataclysmic chaos: avenge his parents or become a murderer to save his city. Because to do either, he’s going to have to show the world that magic is very, very real, and that monsters are very, very hungry… To survive, he might just need to take a page from the book, How to Win Friends and Influence Monsters.

Science Fiction

The Cosmic Bullet by Andrew C. Broderick

The Cosmic Bullet by Andrew C. Broderick

What secrets lie in the cold depths of space…?

Entering our solar system, the Enigma is just that: a mystery. The vast alien object, ten times the size of a nuclear submarine, is a complete unknown. But Storm Kovacs, a space salvage company owner, knows one thing: the Enigma is the answer he’s been waiting for. With the immense titanium exterior worth its weight in gold, Storm knows that plundering the spacecraft is the only way to provide for his daughter and keep her safely out of the hands of her mother’s verbally abusive lover.

But even determination finds an enemy in ambition…

As a brilliant scientist for NASA, Drew Kovacs has a successful life, built on accomplishment. But it’s not enough. Hell-bent on getting his name in the history books to satisfy a deep sense of childhood inadequacy, Drew knows his golden ticket is to be the first to set foot within the Enigma. And he is no stranger to competing against his brother.

With space law granting ownership of any unclaimed craft to the first man to arrive on it, the Kovacs brothers, bitter rivals, find themselves in a race against both the clock and each other, with futures on the line. Can Storm make enough money to regain custody of his daughter? Or will Drew possess the object and fend off all others?

Historical Fantasy

Preview Tarnished Beginnings by Ann Gimpel

Tarnished Beginnings by Ann Gimpel

**Tarnished Beginnings is the prequel to the Soul Dance series. Novella length, it’s shifter fantasy, but not a romance. The other three books in this series are full length romances with HEAs. Join Tairin as a young woman struggling to survive in 1700s Egypt. You’ll meet her again in Tarnished Legacy, book two of Soul Dance.

1700s Egypt is a haven for magic-wielders of all kinds. Vampires hold court, staying one step ahead of the priests and priestesses who want them dead. Gypsy caravans roam the Nile from north to south and back again, plying their wares, telling fortunes, casting Tarot cards, and stealing from the gadjos.

Tairin Jabari was born in a caravan and has always believed she’s Romani. Why wouldn’t she? Her mother and father never suggested otherwise. The Rom have harsh rules. When Tairin’s first shift catches her unaware at thirteen, her father disappears, and the elders move with deadly speed to punish her mother for mating outside the blood.

Hurt, lost, confused, and fearing for her own life, Tairin runs away, leaving her mother’s smoking funeral pyre behind. If she could only find her father, he’d welcome her. He’s always loved her, hasn’t he? Only problem is he’s in a shifter settlement. With her mixed blood, they won’t welcome her any more warmly than the Romani. It doesn’t take long before Tairin discovers how desperately unprepared she is for life outside her protected caravan. With her survival on the line every single day, she and her wolf face hard choices.

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