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T.S. FergusonVicki OriansCATCH ME WHEN I FALL/YA Paranormal Romance: “Being a Dreamcatcher isn’t as bad as you make it out to be, Daniel,” my partner, Marlene, said.
Peter SenftlebenLouisa KleinSupernatural Freak/New Adults urban fantasy: Being alone, at night, in the middle of nowhere, is a scary situation.
Brett WrightPersistence of Shadows/Thriller: I see the man’s head before anything else, before his hunched shoulders or the two figures running in front.
Greg Ferguson A Hundred Frogs, Even/MG Contemporary: I would have given Mom a good-bye hug, but StepThad’s arm rested across her shoulder, like the two of them were glued together.
Greg FergusonMillion Dollar Lunch / MG Contemporary: It was only the first day of food camp, and already Rome knew two things: one, there was such a thing as a mortal enemy, and two, it was going to be really tough to beat said enemy with a little sister at his side.
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Claire EvansSUMMONED/YA supernatural suspense:I must be crazy working after school as a nurses' aide at a mental hospital where so many weird things happen.
Peter SenftlebenSecrets In Translation/YA Contemporary: I could hardly wait -- no, you guessed it -- I could have waited forever, but my doom was not going to be postponed.
Brett WrightJamie Gilman KressWILD LIFE / Adult Urban Fantasy: Vegas seared the eyes of normal people.
Brett WrightASHER LOCKE AND THE KNIGHTS OF ARCADIA / MG Fantasy Adventure: The straight razor made a whispery snikt as Asher freed the shiny edge from its metal handle.
Greg FergusonTRULY AND FOREVER/Speculative YA: Of all the examination rooms in Dr. Jack's office, Room 3 was the one I hated most.
Greg FergusonKat McMahonDescent/YA/ParanormalThere is no one I can trust to find Gideon Jones for me, if he is dead, it’s my fault.
Peter senftlebenTAKING CHARGE/Contemporary: Brody Lang was getting laid, he just didn't know it yet.
Greg FergusonHanna and the Horsemen/ YA Fantasy: The problem with having Death for a father is that he can be anywhere, at anytime.
Greg FergusonDebbie EmoryCALL OF THE CROW / MG magical realism: Josh Albright sat at a worn wooden table in his clubhouse surrounded by nails, a tin box of craft supplies, and a slightly chewed pencil.
Greg FergusonLifeweaver - Epic Fantasy : Just once, Talyn wished he could be the guest of honor to something besides an aftermath.
Brett WrightALIEN PREP SCHOOL CONSPIRACY / YA science fiction: When Gil and Lew came to my dorm room with the idea of stealing the physics final, I normally wouldn’t have considered such a dumbass move.
TS FergusonKNIGHT FALL/adult sci fi: As a card caring scientist, I knew a lot of things: gravity sucked, sound didn’t travel through a vacuum, and chocolate really could make me feel better.
Peter SenftlebenELUDING ILLUSIONS - Paranormal Romantic-Suspense: The clang of the grandfather clock rang out five times; the sixth strike sent a pang of fear through Emma's body.
Greg FergusonINNER FLAME/YA Fantasy: Everything ends.
Brett WrightAn Absence of Light / NA Sci-fi: The dead don’t blink.
Brett WrightDESIDERIUM/YA Fantasy: A blinking yellow light draws my gaze to the steel band clinging to my wrist.
Greg FergusonCOLLIDE/ MG Fantasy: I don’t have any friends because people think Dad’s crazy, a conspiracy theorist, that loon with a telescope, or an astronomical idiot.
Brett Wright J5/ YA Alternate History: Tacked to the wall in a wooden frame, a rustic little impostor amid much finer furnishings, our family portrait mocks us.
Greg FergusonDragons Are People, Too/YA Urban Fantasy: Well, crap.
Greg FergusonThe Silver Sphere/MG Fantasy: "What do you think it is?" Maya asked as she and her older sister Cecilia stood in a narrow alleyway between two shops, staring at a hovering silver sphere.
Greg FergusonSomebody That I Used To Know / YA Contemporary: I tear my gaze from the email's subject line to the sender's name, and adrenaline floods my veins, flushing out the numbness that sustained me these last few months.
Peter SenfltebenThe Dragon's Pearl/YA Fantasy: Once upon a time, there was a girl named Misha who was neither kind nor beautiful, but very smart.
Greg FergusonI Found You: YA ContemporaryThe motorcycle caught my eye first, but the rider took my breath away.
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Peter SenftlebenDemon Invasion/MG Fantasy Adventure: Huff was missing.
Peter SenftlebenPirate Island/MG mystery: My best friend, Andy, strode into our summer writing class, his eyes widening in horror when he caught me airing out my pits, arms dangling to the sides gorilla style.
Greg FergusonBeyond the River/Literary Fiction: The narrow path led up and away from the rushing water to where the forest thwarted the sun and the river’s hiss diminished.
BrettThe New Eden Chronicles: YA SF ThrillerTheresa’s a kicker--Mama and I struggle to keep her in the kitchen chair so the medics can find a vein and fill a vial with her blood.
Brett WrightOperation Witches/MG Contemporary: I knew Shannyn was going to lie before she opened her mouth.
Greg FergusonThe Legacy of the Eye/Sci-fi Romance: It might have been a symbolic gesture, but I was not budging.
T. S. FergusonThe Return of the Mirage/YA MysteryI step up onto the concrete wall outside the Thrifty Inn and shade my eyes from the low sun, straining for a glimpse of the Speedway.
Greg FergusonThe Kingdom Legend: Beyond the Castle Walls/Middle Grade FantasyAgmund’s dark hair and eyes mimicked his father’s, but he wasn’t human.
T.S. Ferguson, HarlequinThe Truth About Leaving/ YA Contemporary: The first time I met Dov, I was twirling in the foyer of Wilmette Academy.
Brett WrightMeditation/YA Thriller: I’m not sure what wakes me up first, the pounding in my head, or the cold concrete floor I’m lying on.
Kat BrzozowskiDEATH BY HIGH HEELS/Mystery: Cops hate it when you vomit all over their crime scene – a mistake I had no desire to repeat.
Brett WrightHeart of Stone/YA Historical Supernatural: The carriage ride down from London has been brutal, but we dare not shift in our seats as long as Mama is watching.
Brett WrightDRAGONEER/YA Fantasy: “Reyna, a princess does not spin about like some circus performer.”
Brett WrightTwelve Steps / YA Contemporary: There should be a support group for kids with perfect siblings.
Peter SenftlebenBook Realm: The Keeper's Heartstone/MG Fantasy: Careful not to smudge the sparkling clean glass, I peer through the door of Read It & Weep.
Greg FergusonBLOODFRUIT/ YA Urban Fantasy: A no-kill order was unprecedented in Hell.
Greg FergusonArrows/YA contemporary myth retelling: Karma didn’t see me the night I made her fall in love.
Brett Wright According to Legends/MG Fantasy: In the quiet stillness of Imaginatia, a river waited.
Greg FergusonMutiny/Space Opera: Mac's face burned from lying on hot sand.
T.S. Ferguson, HarlequinDriven Commercial Fiction Stretching as he exited his car, Jimmy Rickliefs smiled; it was good to be home.
Peter SenftlebenHeritage Blade Awakening/YA Urban Fantasy: Killing was one of those things that grew easier with time, that and tight rope walking.
Greg FergusonThe Hwajaeng Gene/YA Sci-fi: The first thing I experience is light.
Peter SentflebenThe Gear'd Heart/NA SteamPunk: The clouds thickened as Keira picked her way down the muddy slope toward the grotto.
Brett WrightDragon's Treasure/ NA Fantasy: A bone-deep tremor snaked down Olivia’s back as she hurried along through the unfamiliar forest.
Brett WrightNUMBERED/YA Horror:Our families were tight, but it was obvious Karen's mom was nervous having me in the house.
Peter SenftlebenRAINBOW TEARS/Upmarket Women's fiction: I was 392 days old when my big brother died.
Brett WrightA Pretty Pirate Pickle/MG Contemporary: Only two things stand between me and the front end of my daddy's ship--two tall, loud things with bad jump shots.
greg ferguson.Little Devils/ MG Fantasy.The second worst feeling in the world is realising you’ve just done something mammothly, brontosaurusly stupid.
Brett WrightThe Princess Who Was Not/MG Fantasy“You are not my daughter.”
Greg FergusonFutureShock/YA time travel: "They can take our freedom, but they can never take our French fries!"
Greg FergusonOF STARSHINE AND ASHES/YA SciFi: She appeared in late afternoon, at the tree line where our mowed grass ended and the wild woods began.
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