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Why We Love Superheroes & Reading About Them

In our quest for an answer to the question ‘’Why do we love Superheroes?’’, we wanted to gain the perspective of ‘’we’’- the humans, and the psychology behind why we are drawn to these recognisable but otherworldly creatures.

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Ripped Away (Uncommon Senses #2)

When ordinary people experience unsettling changes, they discover that super powers aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. Enhanced senses come with a downside that make them desperate, or worse, drive them mad.

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The Jealousy of Jalice

The Realms have split apart, the Stones of Elation have been hidden, and warnings of dokojin drift among the tribes.

The land and its people are corrupted. The Sachem, chief of the Unified Tribes, is to blame.

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In the Realm of Ash and Sorrow – A Japanese War Story

When bombardier Micah Lund dies on a mission over Hiroshima, his spirit remains trapped in the land of his enemies. Dazed, he follows Kiyomi Oshiro, a war widow struggling to care for her young daughter, Ai. Food is scarce, work at the factory is brutal, and her in-laws treat her like a servant. Watching Kiyomi and Ai together, Micah reconsiders his intolerance for the people he’d called the enemy.

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When Your Best Friend is a Dog

Rehoming a vulnerable and unwanted dog is an amazing thing to do. It gives a dog a second chance at a happier life, but there are huge benefits to dog companionship for us too.

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Legacy of the Sentinels

Despite the odds, Rezaaran remains steadfastly determined and endeavours to unite a group of fabled warriors. But will this be enough to save Anmor from the coming darkness and defeat the nefarious villain who has bested him once before?

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The Anmorian Legends. The Wrath of the Exiled

His world long since shattered following the invasion of his home planet, Rezaaran Valhara is abandoned by fate to slavery. However, his fortunes take an unexpected turn when he is offered a chance to join the Intergalactic Revolution of Independent Systems in the ongoing war against the Obsidian Dominion.

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Love Out Of Reach

She first heard him on an anti-Nazi radio address when she was nine years old. In the years that followed, Dietrich Bonhöffer, famed German theologian, became her teacher, friend, and finally, her fiancé.

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Goat Song

Not everyone belongs. Not everyone knows where they should be. The world pushes us but not always in the right direction. Sometimes we end up where we don’t want to go. Where we can’t trust what we see or believe what we feel

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Top Tips For Writing Suspense

There are a number of essential techniques an author must master if they ever want to top a bestsellers list and none more so than the ability to deliver genuine suspense.

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Enemy of the Gods

Unbeknownst to most humans, there is a place where our consciousness drifts when we sleep. An ancient alien race of self-proclaimed “gods” calls this realm Pangea. For millennia, they needed no intervention from us. Until now.

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Nightsticks and Negligees

When homicide detective Lexi is assigned to a mysterious double murder, she must report to Katia, her beautiful but icy-cold superior. As they work to unravel this shocking crime, they find themselves falling into a passionate love affair.

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No Romance Allowed

Weeks after no one acceptable has answered Rory’s ads for a female roommate in Irvine, California, a professional woman from London offers to pay six months’ rent upfront. The term is shorter than Rory had hoped for but better than nothing. And she seems friendly.

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Love and Heartache

You don’t have to be a romantic to believe in broken hearts and yet heartbreak is an intrinsic part of the romantic cycle.

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Coming Home to Greenleigh

Beth Burnham’s small town never let her spread her wings. Low on funds for her family’s historic house restorations and short on clients at her solo law practice, she throws herself at the mercy of a posh local legal firm. She never expects the managing partner interviewing her for the job will be the lover she left heartbroken…

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The Other Half Of Me

The Other Half Of Me

Sophia always felt she had a sibling. Dreams of days playing on a rural farm by the mountains with a little girl, laced her mind when she slept. She had been adopted, her parents told her that much. But she only found out on her mother’s deathbed that she had a twin.

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Virtus Sex

Riveting from the start. Sensational sex and its consequences make for a genuine page-turner in a genre which more often than not suffers from a lack of originality.

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The Flaming Cats of Sohan

All Life on Earth is going to be destroyed when it becomes an Adventure Park for Aliens! It’s up to spiritual entrepreneur Swami Rohnko and his junior achievers to Save Absolutely Everything!

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The Essentials Of Author Branding

With so many titles in any given genre is more important than ever that authors establish a significant and differentiated presence in a genre that attracts and retains loyal readers.

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Power Quiz 17

Many love a good quiz and fantasize about winning Millionaire. But even if it’s only the local pub quiz evening, don’t we often wish that we could do better? This book aims to improve your ability by presenting typical quiz information in a concise and easy-to-learn format.

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Best Zombie Fiction

Never DEAD

In 2012 the Mayas calendar ends with a world changing viral disease that brings the dead back to life.

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Schrödinger’s cat

Hoggrills End

“Schrödinger’s cat” was an infamous and cruel thought experiment dreamt up in the last century to expose one of the mistaken ideas current in science at that time. Now the cat is out of the bag and, in revenge, he has written up his own ideas on the false trails that modern science has followed.

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The Academy

Kate Connelly should be careful what she wishes for. When two mysterious guys show up at the diner where she works, she thinks her wish has come true, until they start giving her a hard time……….

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Annihilation: A Story of the Armenian Genocide

Her government wants her dead. The Republic of Turkey doesn’t want you to hear about her.

Rosmerta Bedrosian is a thirteen-year-old girl living with her Armenian family in Eastern Anatolia in 1915. Frustrated by their declining fortunes, the Ottoman state needs a scapegoat. They find one in their Christian subjects and drive the Armenian population on death marches into the Syrian desert.

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Transference

In the year 2102, mankind has discovered the secret of eternal life. Human souls can be moved from one body to another through the process known as transference. Control of this new technology has fallen under the dominion of Jovian–a powerful prophet and head of the Church which governs every aspect of existence.

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Summer of ’77: Beaches, bars and boogie nights in Ibiza

A holiday can change everything…

…it did for Fred.

He went on a two-week break with three friends to the Spanish island of Ibiza in July 1976. It was so enjoyable they all vowed to come back for the following season.

In April 1977, Fred returned to Ibiza, alone, in pursuit of his dream.

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The Last Seer King

For centuries, Roaran sought redemption. Now he can vanquish a tyrant and save a realm in chaos. But only if he cuts his last ties to humanity. Only if he returns to the one place that he swore he’d never dare go again…

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Unbalanced

Every generation four sisters with power over earth, air, fire, and water are born to fight against a fanatical, secret faith. The Order exists only to sacrifice the sisters for their power.

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The Elephants, I

In the summer of 2003, a middle-aged obituary writer discovers a walled-up bathroom in the basement of his new house in upstate NY, & launches a quest to piece together the story trapped within those walls.

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Healing Star

An historical love triangle – a teenage drummer at war with a painful past, aided by a mysterious young stranger and the girl they both love – struggles together against the forces of violence as a people fight for their freedom.

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Saving The Dragons

when a mortally wounded dragon is found by 18 year old Tharill Gruaige and his uncle, the question arises, is it a simple matter of out-laws trophy hunting or something more sinister?

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A GAME OF RED

A Game Of Red

Phoenix loves his job. A company has hired him to exterminate vile creatures in an old underground complex. The rules? There are none. If fact, the bloodier the better!

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Best Horror Anthologies

Strange Kingdom

The city of Quantabraxis is a charismatic sociopath. Its very foundation was based on murders. It has a soul. She is beautiful, glittering, with emptiness and gleeful destruction at her core. Come to close and she will draw you in like a sinkhole drawing everything into the abyss.

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High Priestess Solstice Coven Book 1

Detective Constable Raven Bowen’s life seems to be falling apart around her. Her Wiccan mother, Ena Bowen, has recently passed to spirit and even though Raven hasn’t seen or spoken to her in twelve years, she feels the loss.

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Should Authors Blog Or Is Blogging Dead?

When Huffpost Editor-in-chief Jimmy Leach announced the closure of its blogging platform he said that “publishing thousands of blogs has been a distraction from the delivery of impactful, targeted investigations, explainers, breaking news and lifestyle and entertainment journalism.”

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In the Beginning…: a stage play

God and Satan have been alone – and one person – the universe just the play of their united mind.
Now God had decided to separate ‘good’ from ‘evil’.
And the battle requires a battlefield…

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The Blameless Dead

‘Few writers are as comfortable amongst the mud and ashes of 1945 as they are in the digital world of today, but Haynes pulls it off expertly.’ – Paul Gitsham, bestselling author of the DCI Warren Jones series.

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How To Stop Author’s Burnout

When it comes to burn out Authors are probably the last group of people you would think off! But the publishing industry has changed beyond recognition and the demands of a modern author are significantly more complex than they were a mere decade ago.

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Not Dead

Not Dead sees Anita Dickason at her very best as creates a tantalizingly morbid atmosphere of unease that spins along on the fears and anxieties of her lead characters.

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42 degrees of truth: Unicorn

Each page of this poetry collection contains plenty of irony, dark humour, and straight-up oddness, all in the name of criticising social issues, cultural dysfunction, broken relationships, and our egoistic views.

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That Lucky Old Son

Having lost his father when he was only eight years old, Cote embarks on a quest to discover the man who left him too soon, but who left behind a legacy of courage, love, and faith.

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Flying With Kindness

“Flying With Kindness offers children a valuable lesson in kind-heartedness and shows how one act of kindness can lead to another, and the positive effect on the recipient.

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U-10

Koritt Diviak’s assignment was simple—travel to Earth and return with a human specimen, along with samples of their technology.

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The Lady with Balls

Alice Combs was determined to support her two young daughters and herself, so she took the advice of a savvy mentor who told her, “Ask prospective customers what they need and can’t get and then get it for them.”

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Darkest Before Dawn

Ghosts, mysterious deaths, and a new, perplexing character confront Windflower, Tizzard and the other police officers in Grand Bank as they unearth secrets that have been lying hidden in the sleepy hamlet for decades.

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Nobody I Know

The Franco-American psychiatrist Professor J. O’Neill is proud of the work he did developing enhanced interrogation techniques for the CIA ……….

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The Crimson Quill Award

Now in it’s third year the Crimson Quill Awards continue to be the main criteria our readers use when selecting their next best read.  Our reader recommended award these are the books they have enjoyed most and recommended to their friends.  All the books we review are eligible for recommendation but with strict rules in place to ensure all recommendations are authentic and a minimum of 100 nominations required you can be confident of a good read whichever one you choose. 

The Millennium Book Award

Now in its 5th year the Millennium Book Award goes from strength to strength whilst still maintaining the ethos upon which it was founded. The award celebrates and recognizes exceptional writing. Not the size of an author’s following, their social media reach or the fervour generated by a substantial marketing budget the Millennium Book Award continues to grow as a Readers Favourite and an award they can trust.

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