GALACTIC DREAMS VOL. 1

by Bethany Maines, Karen Harris Tully & J.M. Phillippe

Genre:
Sci-Fi / Fairy Tale
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Bethany MainesKaren Harris Tully and J. M. Phillippe collaborate to bring you a sci-fi anthology like no other. Featuring three novellas inspired by MulanThumbelina, and Sleeping Beauty, all set in space, this collection reimagines fairy tales for a new age—the future.

LEARN MORE: Galactic Dreams

THE SECOND SHOT

by Bethany Maines

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Thriller/Mystery
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The Deveraux family is wealthy, powerful, and in a lot of trouble.

Book 1 of The Deveraux Legacy & a PNWA 2019 Literary Contest award-winner.

A drunken mistake in college cost US Marshal Maxwell Ames the affection of Dominique Deveraux and six years later, he’s determined to fix the slip-up. But there’s just one tiny problem—someone wants the Deveraux family dead. Dominique Deveraux never expected Max to reappear in her life, let alone apologize, but as Dominique investigates the mysterious attacks on her wealthy family Max quickly becomes far more than her one time college classmate. Now, Max and Dominique must dodge mercenaries and bullets as they try to make sure that they’re the only ones who get a second shot.

THE FAARIAN CHRONICLES: EXILE

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by Karen Harris Tully

Genre:
Young Adult Science Fiction
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Fifteen-year-old Sunny Price can’t believe her dad is going through with the worst custody agreement in the universe. She has to give up her friends, social life and gymnastics career to live with her autocratic mother – on another planet. This. Totally. Sucks.

Sunny arrives on the environmentally ravaged planet Macawi, where her green, chlorophyll filled hair is the only thing keeping her alive. She is thrust into a huge clan of warrior women in the desert country of Afaar. Between her bullying Faarian cousins, water rationing, ravaging alien birds, and racial tensions with the nearest (but kind of cute) neighbors, Sunny just wants to get home to Earth. But when Sunny is attacked and her mother is arrested for murder, Sunny finds she can’t abandon her absentee-mother, even if it means risking her own life. Now, Sunny must figure out how to use the strength of both her home worlds to save her mother and herself.

THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT

by J.M. Phillippe

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Contemporary Fantasy
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Thirty-something New York City native Charlene Dickenson has never been good at letting things go, which is why she finds herself mildly stalking her ex-boyfriend after she spots him on her way to work. When this leads to her untimely death in a Christmas-related accident, she discovers a whole new world in the Hall of Christmas Spirits. Now she’s stuck in a place where the Christmas music never ends, mistletoe hangs in every doorway, and the holiday treats will never make you full. As if learning the new rules of her afterlife isn’t hard enough, Charlene must do whatever it takes to become a Ghost of Christmas Past, Present, or Future—helping mortals transform their lives like Ebenezer Scrooge—or end up like Jacob Marley and spend the rest of her existence in chains.  But letting go of her pre-ghost life is harder than Charlene thought, and she can’t help but break all the rules in her attempts to hold on to who she was. In this dark comedy inspired by Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Charlene is going to have to figure out how to let go of her mortal life and embrace the Christmas Spirit.

THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS MYSTERY SERIES

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by Bethany Maines

Genre:
Mystery
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You never know what’s beneath the surface.

When Seattle native Tish Yearly finds herself fired and evicted all in one afternoon, she knows she’s in deep water. Unemployed and desperate, the 26 year old ex-actress heads for the one place she knows she’ll be welcome – the house of her cantankerous ex-CIA agent grandfather, Tobias Yearly, in the San Juan Islands. And when she discovers the strangled corpse of Tobias’s best friend, she knows she’s in over her head. Tish is thrown head-long into a mystery that pits her against a handsome but straight-laced Sheriff’s Deputy, a group of eccentric and clannish local residents, and a killer who knows the island far better than she does. Now Tish must swim against the current, depending on her nearly forgotten acting skills and her grandfather’s spy craft, to con a killer and keep them alive.

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You never know what will drag you down.

Former actress Tish Yearly is determined to turn an old Orcas Island homestead into the premier wedding venue in the San Juans Islands of Washington, but money, skill and her grandfather, Tobias Yearly, are all standing in her way. Tobias, the septuagenarian ex-CIA agent, wants them to become private investigators. Tish might be able to ignore her grandfather’s whims, except that her one time love interest and current friend, handsome Sheriff’s Deputy Emmett Nash, was just accused of murdering his ex-wife’s boyfriend. Now Tish and Tobias are on the case, and it should be easy—after all, who could really think Nash was a killer?—but the further they investigate, the more people seem to be threatening her life: the police detective on the case, Nash’s angry ex-wife, his psychotic ex-girlfriend, and a strangely venomous group of hippies. Almost everyone on the island seems determined to stop her. Tish is swimming against the undertow, but it might not be enough to save either Nash or herself.

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In a storm, you never know which way is home.

Tish Yearly is about to open a wedding venue on Orcas Island, in the San Juan Islands of Washington State. All she wants is to sail through her first wedding, figure out why her best friend isn’t talking to her, and tell her grandfather she’s dating someone he doesn’t approve of. But before she can get to any of that, Tish’s favorite employee turns up dead—apparently drowned in four inches of water. Now Tish, and her grandfather, former CIA agent and current curmudgeon and licensed P.I. Tobias Yearly, are wading through the suspects including a meth-cooking uncle, a brother with anger-management issues, and the mysterious island drug kingpin, who may or may not be going straight. Tish is attempting to navigate this unfamiliar sea, but she may not be able to weather the storms to find her way home.

THE FAARIAN CHRONICLES: INHERITANCE

by Karen Harris Tully

Genre:
Young Adult Science Fiction
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In The Faarian Chronicles: Exile, when fifteen-year-old Sunny Price was forced to move from Earth to her mother’s home planet, Macawi, the worst things she could imagine were leaving her gymnastics career and her best friend behind. She never expected to find herself and her new friends (bubbly cousin Thal and handsome neighbor John) under attack from blood-sucking Anakharu, aka rogue Afflicted, and she definitely never expected her mother, The General, to be wrongly imprisoned for murder.

In The Faarian Chronicles: Inheritance, Sunny is ready to prove her mother’s innocence and force a retrial. However, she never intends to enrage Afflicted rights protesters and bring their anger down on her Kindred. For her own protection, Sunny’s new family sends her away – to warrior school.

At the glass-domed Point Academy, Sunny must face foul bullies, a psycho drill instructor, a vicious school sport, and her crush John completely losing interest in her. Homesick, Sunny considers running away until popular, mysterious Leith brings friendship and her beloved gymnastics back into her life. But is Leith somehow involved in girls going missing? And when Afflicted kidnappers come for Sunny again, who can she really trust? Sunny must risk her own life and freedom to save her friends and figure out who is pulling the strings, all while discovering that her genetic inheritance is more than just her mother’s color-changing eyes.

PERFECT LIKENESS

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by J.M. Phillippe

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Yesterday, quick-witted Ally Smart saved the US government from a crippling computer virus. Today, she’s enjoying the sexy tension-filled life of a gorgeous jewel thief. Tomorrow she might go rock-climbing in the Alps, wind surfing in the Bahamas, or maybe save the world from taffeta-wearing aliens. Life is never boring for the 24-year-old office worker—in her dreams. In real life, Ally has to deal with the clumsiness of her size-16 body, the good intentions of her over-achiever best-friend, and the condescending attitude of her too-cool little sister.

Ally strives for the kind of unachievable-perfection she has in her fantasies: amazing body, clever come-backs, and passionate romances. But when the fantasized version of herself shows up in her bathroom mirror, calling herself Allison (with an i because she says it’s prettier), Ally discovers how cruel perfection can be. The ghost-like apparition at first appears only as a degrading Jiminy-Cricket; she picks on Ally’s faults and haunts her mirrors. But Allison’s power quickly grows; she leaves the mirrors, turns Ally’s day-dream into a trip to soft-porn land and her work-out into a Broadway musical. The fantasy girl wants to become real, and when perfection walks the streets of Ally’s small LA-suburb hometown, the resulting ripple effect damages the lives of everyone Ally loves.

In order to save her friends (and stop her own descent into a fantasy life no real person could survive) Ally must find the courage to overcome perfection and accept herself the way she is.

THE SHARK SANTOYO SERIES

by Bethany Maines

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Thriller/Mystery
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Anti-heroes, bad guys, uncles and the dynamic crime-fighting duo of Shark and Peri equal reading bliss, especially if you like some heart, brains and wit with your down-and-dirty grit.  All I can add is READ IT.  

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Shark’s Instinct (#1) – Fresh out of prison and fresh out of luck, twenty-something Shark wants back into The Organization. But when Geier, the mob boss with a cruel sense of humor, sends Shark to the suburbs to find out who’s been skimming his take, Shark realizes he’s going to need more than his gun and an attitude to succeed. With the clock ticking, Shark accepts the help of the mysterious teenage fixer, Peregrine Hays, and embarks on a scheme that could line his pockets, land him the girl and cement his reputation with the gang—if he makes it out alive.

Shark’s Bite (#2) – Shark has been doing his time in the suburbs and doing his best to stay away from Peregrine Hays. But when Shark becomes the target of a crooked ATF agent, he has no choice but to call on Peri. As they attempt to close down Fowler’s operation, Shark and Peri must contend with an angry biker gang, Shark’s smoking hot parole officer, Peri’s alcoholic uncle, and their own undeniable attraction to one another. And Shark begins to suspect that Peri has her own reasons for being interested in Agent Fowler. Can Shark walk the knife edge between Peri, his gang and the law to bring down Fowler and get back into the upper echelons of The Organization?

Shark’s Hunt (#3) – After being blackmailed into abandoning Peri by her uncle Al, the ex-special forces private investigator, Shark knows he must focus on his mission—bring down Geier. But it’s a mission complicated by a brewing gang war between The Organization and the Scarecrow Jacks. And when Geier sends Shark head-hunting against the Scarecrows, Shark finds his paths crossing with Peri once again. And soon, Shark finds that he may be forced to rely on Al to not just survive, but to save Peri.

THE FAARIAN CHRONICLES: EXTINCTION

by Karen Harris Tully

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Young Adult Science Fiction
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Sunny Price may be staying on her mother’s home planet Macawi, but she wants the same thing as every other teen: to be normal (what’s that again?), to spend time with her boyfriend, John, and to keep her family safe. But the “short” stay on her mother’s home planet has gone from disastrous to deadly, with an Ancient alien known as Tiamat haunting her dreams, an evil-scientist dogging her every step, and a horde of zombies knocking down the door. Sunny is starting to think that she may not live to see Earth again.

As Tiamat begins a campaign to rid Macawi of the parasite known as humans, Sunny has to find a way to protect her friends and the new family she’s come to love. But in order to save them, and the lives of every human on Macawi, Sunny must weigh their extinction against her own sacrifice and frightening transformation. Can she embrace the hero within?

GALACTIC DREAMS VOL. 2

by Bethany Maines, Karen Harris Tully & J.M. Phillippe

Genre:
Sci-Fi / Fairy Tale
Format:
E-Formats

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Bethany MainesKaren Harris Tully and J. M. Phillippe collaborate to bring you a sci-fi anthology like no other. Featuring three novellas inspired by MulanThumbelina, and Sleeping Beauty, all set in space, this collection reimagines fairy tales for a new age—the future.

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HIGH-CALIBER CONCEALER

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by Bethany Maines

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Action / Adventure
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Carrie Mae might look like an organization of nice young ladies who sell make-up, but a few know the truth – they are an international espionage agency dedicated to helping women everywhere. And Nikki Lanier is a top level Carrie Mae agent with everything under control – except her life. Her relationship is on the rocks, her mother is pestering her to come home, and her teammates just made an unexpected blunder that put them all on suspension. Nikki takes the opportunity to visit her grandmother’s farm in rural Washington State, but her simple, easy vacation gets complicated by dangerous drug smugglers, the childhood sweetheart who broke her heart, and the sudden arrival of not only her mother (who is obviously hiding something) and teammates, but also her current boyfriend, CIA Agent Z’ev Coralles. Now Nikki must discover what her family is hiding, whether or not she still has feelings for her ex, and how the smugglers are getting their drugs across the Canadian border, all while keeping her family – and Z’ev – in the dark about what she really does for a living. But soon Nikki must choose between doing what’s right and keeping her secret if she wants to keep her family alive. Nikki might be a High-Caliber Concealer, but this time it might not be enough.

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GLOSSED CAUSE

by Bethany Maines

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Action / Adventure
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Sunscreen, waterproof mascara, and a silenced .38 will take a girl anywhere she wants to go in life.

Top Carrie Mae agent Nikki Lanier’s nemesis and ex-partner Val Robinson has returned from the dead and she wants Nikki’s help. When Val said that Phillipe Lanier—Nikki’s long-absent father—had been kidnapped, Nikki dropped everything—friends, family, boyfriend, to fly to the rescue. But soon Nikki realizes that her father’s kidnapping may not be what it seems and she may have just tanked her life for one of his ridiculous schemes. As Nikki and Val arrive in Amsterdam, Nikki realizes that if wants her life back, she’s going to have to not only stop an international arms dealer, but convince her boyfriend, CIA Agent Z’ev Coralles, that she’s not the bad guy and that Carrie Mae isn’t a terrorist organization. But with Philippe refusing to be rescued, and an INTERPOL agent gunning for Val and Nikki, as well as making moves on Z’ev, Nikki is starting to doubt her own abilities. Can she do it, or is it a Glossed Cause?

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