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Michael Anthony has returned home after spending a year in Iraq. He believes that he will lead a happy life now that he’s home, but that’s not how it turns out. A couple of weeks after returning, he finds himself drinking and wanting to pick fights. He comes to the conclusion that if things don’t get better in three months, he’ll end his life. This memoir is an inspiring story of one young veteran’s struggle with life after war and how many other veterans struggle today.

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Set years before the events of Jacmuir: Trust Stained Lies, Xavor, Resna, and Natro are students at Jacmuir University. Natro wants to take his fellow students’ minds off of their difficult college studies, so he decides to throw a party. Xavor opposes this idea at first, but when he realizes that he might get to take Resna, the girl he has a crush on, he agrees to help. However, once they’re at the party, Xavor is forced to come to terms with an event from his past, one he hoped he would never have to face again.  

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Vee Delancourt lives in a world that has been reduced to using child labor. If a child’s parents can’t pay the tax to keep any extra children, their children are sent to the government known as the System to do grueling, all-day work. Vee is one of those children, along with her brother. Given to the System to do their hard work, Vee works tirelessly every day just trying to survive. Step out of line, and she’s dead.

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Nemesis is a Diabolic, a creature with heightened strength and power. A Diabolic has only one mission: To protect their loved one… no matter what. Sworn to protect Sidonia, whose father belongs to the galactic Senate, Nemesis has no mission other than to protect Sidonia.  However, when Sidonia’s father causes trouble throughout the empire, Nemesis must be sent in place of Sidonia in order to appease the higher-ups. But a Diabolic isn’t taught human tendencies, and Nemesis needs those more than ever.

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Scarlett, a girl who was kidnapped at a young age, has finally escaped her captor. Now a teenager, she decides it’s time for a job. However, when she starts working at an amusement park, one of her fellow employees looks oddly familiar. Scarlett begins to wonder what (and who) she can trust. Will she figure out the truth in time?

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When Velma joins an elite group of people called the Taram, she feels as if her life is finally complete. That is until she is named Kachina, in which she will be forced to fight one of her loved ones to the death. Not accepting her foretold fate, Velma decides to run. When she reaches a small town with caring people, she begins to morph into a different person. She begins to realize that maybe she can’t run from her fate. And that maybe she’s stronger than she ever thought.



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