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Songs of a War Boy by Deng Thiak Adut

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The true story of Deng Adut – Sudanese child soldier, refugee, man of hope

Deng Adut’s family were farmers in South Sudan when a brutal civil war altered his life forever. At six years old, his mother was told she had to give him up to fight. At the age most Australian children are starting school , Deng was conscripted into the Sudan People’s Liberation Army. He began a harsh, relentless military training that saw this young boy trained to use an AK-47 and sent into battle. He lost the right to be a child. He lost the right to learn.

The things Deng saw over those years will stay with him forever. He suffered from cholera, malaria and numerous other debilitating illnesses but still he had to fight. A child soldier is expected to kill or be killed and Deng almost died a number of times. He survived being shot in the back. The desperation and loneliness was overwhelming. He thought he was all alone. 

But Deng was rescued from war by his brother John. Hidden in the back of a truck, he was smuggled out of Sudan and into Kenya. Here he lived in refugee camps until he was befriended by an Australian couple. With their help and the support of the UN, Deng Adut came to Australia as a refugee. 

Despite physical injuries and mental trauma he grabbed the chance to make a new life. He worked in a local service station and learnt English watching The Wiggles. He taught himself to read and started studying at TAFE. In 2005 he enrolled in a Bachelor of Law at Western Sydney University. He became the first person in his family to graduate from university. 

This is an inspiring story of a man who has overcome deadly adversity to become a lawyer and committed worker for the disenfranchised, helping refugees in Western Sydney. It is an important reminder of the power of compassion and the benefit to us all when we open our doors and our hearts to fleeing war, persecution and trauma.

About the Author

Deng Adut is a lawyer working in Western Sydney. He uses his spare time to help other Sudanese refugees. Ben Mckelvey is a freelance writer and editor from Sydney who has filed for GOOD WEEKEND, GQ, VOYEUR, ROLLING STONE, THE BULLETIN, COSMO, CLEO and the SMH, AGE and WEST AUSTRALIAN newspapers. Ben’s previous gigs have included editing SPORT&STYLE and JUICE magazines, and working on the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD as a Senior Feature Writer. He has been embedded with the ADF in East Timor and Iraq, and has worked independently in Iran and Afghanistan.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HDL3LI6

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Fallen Crest Seven (Fallen Crest Series Book 7) by Tijan

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The last book in the Fallen Crest Series is coming soon! This is the preorder for when it releases May 16th. The order of reading is:

Fallen Crest High

Fallen Crest Family

Fallen Crest Public

Fallen Fourth Down

Fallen Crest University

Logan Kade

Fallen Crest Home

and then the conclusion: Fallen Crest Seven.

Official title, cover, and blurb is coming May 10th!

About the Author

Tijan didn’t start writing till later in life. She’s hoping she’s doing it right, and if not, she’ll continue to keep trying! She is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal best selling author of various romances in different genres, which include series and stand alones. She has an English Cocker that she absolutely adores, a man she couldn’t be without, and this insatiable need to keep writing the words, all the words!

The end is coming♥

Amz US: http://amzn.to/2nWnjj6

iBooks/Kobo/Nook:

https://www.books2read.com/u/mK9OMB

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TYCOON by Katy Evans, Release date: June 20th

***EXCITING NEWS***

So happy to finally share what I’ve been working on for the past few months!! TYCOON is a brand new sexy STANDALONE and releasing in ebook, audio and paperback on June 20th. I am so very stoked to share this sexy baby with you!! Blurb and preorder links below! June 20th….cannot wait for you to get here! 😉
TYCOON

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He wasn’t always this rich. This hot. This difficult.

Aaric Christos was a guy who protected me. Wanted me. Maybe even loved me.

That man is gone.

In his place is the most powerful real estate tycoon in the city.

He’s a cold, ruthless, aggressive businessman.

The only one who can save me and my startup from ruin.

It takes every ounce of courage to put my pride aside and ask for his help.

I didn’t expect him to offer it easily.

And he doesn’t.

Instead, he vets me harder than he’s vetted anyone.

Don’t invest in what you don’t know, he says.

He’s assessing every piece of me, to the point I’ve never felt so bare.

I yearn for the boy I once knew, whose touch once craved me.

Putting it all on the line will be worth it, I tell myself.

Until I realize—too late—that some risks are not worth taking.
Release date: June 20th.

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Undeniably Fated, A Significance Novel, Book 7

Undeniably Fated a SIGNIFICANCE novel

EMBER and TROUBLE

Ember s life has been a series of events leading her to just one fated moment The one moment she s waited for her entire life, when she can finally find the one she s supposed to be with and feel his touch buzz along her skin But when tragedy comes, there s no one to blame and no one to save her, not even her significant.

Or maybe the impossible will become possible. Lando Ember s life has been a series of events leading her to just one fated moment The one moment she s waited for her entire life, when she can finally find the one she s supposed to be with and feel his touch buzz along her skin But when tragedy comes, there s no one to blame and no one to save her, not even her significant. Or maybe the impossible will become possible. Landon has wanted to be a firefighter since he was a kid A. .

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“Landon,” I whispered and leaned in a little because the mowers outside were so loud it was hard to hear. 

He leaned in, too, and put his hand on the bed beside me, his fingers lightly brushing my thigh as he did so. I heard my surprised breath burst forth as I looked down at those fingers as they caressed my sheet-covered leg. 

He lifted my chin, his thumb swiping up and down my lips as his stare bored into mine. It was like he was looking for something, searching my face in a slow caress. And when he found that something, the corner of his lip lifted before he eased into my space and latched his mouth onto mine.

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     When her hair moved and I saw her face, I got a good look at her. Her lips were open a little and pink and glossy with whatever girly stuff she had put on them, her skin was golden tan and smooth, her features fit together like the perfect little puzzle of her family’s genetics of good-looking people, her eyes that looked up at me were so blue, and she was the most stunning human being I’d ever seen.

    I felt like the biggest tool for thinking it, knowing she was in this mess right then, but it didn’t make it any less true.

    “Hey,” I told her softly when our eyes met. Wow, those eyes. She stared up at me, saying nothing, like she expected me to fix everything, right the wrongs of injustice and battle any demons that may come to steal away the light, right then and there. And in that moment, that’s exactly what I wanted to do—that’s exactly what I would have done.

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“I have a feeling,” he took another deep breath, calming, and I’d never felt so smug, “that I have a lot to learn about all this.”

Knowing that it was my bliss that was helping him, my calming touch that was taking his angered veins and wrangling them like vines in a thunder storm under his skin, knowing that only I could be his drug from now on, was making me more than a little blissed out.

“Yeah,” I whispered, “and I can’t wait to show you.”
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The guy who I could only assume was Maggie’s—yep, he was her husband, unless some other person in this family was going for a sly backside feelski, and if that was true, I was coming in to a family with more “problems” than just keeping their secret superhero identities.

Her husband said, “If you have a sarcastic mind, you’re done for.” He grinned at me and then looked down at her, his face changing a little to reveal his affection for her. “She can’t hold back the giggles with the sarcasm. It does her in every time.”

She smacked his arm. “Don’t tell him all my secrets.” She looked at me and shook her head. “Besides, Caleb can hear everything, too, by default through me. And he has no room to talk. He’s the most sarcastic person in here and makes me snort in front of complete strangers on purpose.” The guy laughed loudly at that. “So…” she shrugged, “I’m sorry. We’re a very open family.” 
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Exclusive cover reveal and excerpt: ‘As She Fades’ by Abbi Glines arriving in April 2018

About the book

First there was an accident. What happened next changed everything.

On the night of her high school graduation, Vale McKinley and her boyfriend Crawford are in a terrible car accident. They were supposed to spend the summer planning for college, for a bright future full of possibility. Together. Instead, Vale spends long days in the hospital, hoping Crawford will awaken from a coma.

Slate Allen, a college friend of Vale’s brother, has been visiting his dying uncle at the same hospital. When he and Vale meet, she can’t deny the flutter of an illicit attraction. She tries to ignore her feelings, but she’s not immune to Slate’s charm. Slowly, they form a cautious friendship.

Then, Crawford wakes up… with no memory of Vale or their relationship. Heartbroken, Vale opts to leave for college and move on with her life. Except now, she’s in Slate’s territory, and their story is about to take a very strange detour.

Abbi Glines’ millions of fans will adore As She Fades, a novel as romantic as it is full of twists and unexpected turns.


EXCERPT

The smell of summer evenings always made me feel happy. Since I was a girl, it was the reminder that school was over and adventure awaited. Swimming in the lake, playing basketball with my older brothers, and of course our annual family vacation. However, this year it meant freedom. A new life, a new beginning. For me and Crawford.

I glanced over at him driving and the warmth in my chest grew at the sight of him. We had been together since we were kids. First as friends, and then it grew into more as we got older. Today we had walked across the large stage set in the center of our high school football field and received our diplomas. We were graduates. Finally.

“Still seems hard to believe it’s over. High school,” I added for clarification. Although I was sure he would understand what I meant.

He cut his eyes toward me and the corner of his lips curved up just enough for his eyes to sparkle the way they did when he was amused or pleased. “It’s not over. It’s just beginning, V. Our life will be exactly like we planned it.”

I wanted to believe that. We were going to the same college. Crawford had a scholarship for football. A full ride. It wasn’t my first choice for school but I wanted to be where he was. We had never been apart.

“Everyone seemed almost scared tonight. Like they were drinking and partying to forget the fact we’re adults now. This is it.”

Crawford shrugged. “I bet most of them are terrified. They don’t all have plans like we do. They have to decide what’s next.”

He was right, of course. He always was. One of the things I loved about Crawford was his confidence. He didn’t worry and back away from a problem. He faced it head-on and took control. I felt safe with him, like he would always have the answer I needed.

His hand reached over and covered mine. “Our life is going to be amazing. College is going to be just what we need. To get out of this town but not too far away. We can spread our wings and still come home to visit easily enough. You’re going to love it.”

And I believed him. My mind was playing through all the fun things we would see and do. Excitement for what was to come bubbled up in me and I was so ready for August to arrive.

Our favorite song came on the radio and Crawford turned it up and began to sing along with his off-key voice. He was a terrible singer, but he knew it made me laugh so he did it often. Joy swelled up in me for the life I had, so strong it was hard to contain it. I began to laugh as he hit another bad note. This was my life and I loved it.

It was then that Crawford slammed on the brakes and the world began spinning. The smell of burning rubber and the violent screeching of wheels took away all my other thoughts. Dreams vanished in that instant. Completely.

Excerpt from As She Fades by Abbi Glines. © 2018 by Abbi Glines. To be published by Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Book Group.


About Abbi

Abbi Glines is a No. 1 New York Times, USA TODAY and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, Field Party, and Existence series. (When asked how many books she has written she has to stop and count on her fingers.) When she’s not locked away writing, she is reading, shopping (major shoe and purse addiction), sneaking off to the movies alone, and listening to the drama in her teenagers’ lives while making mental notes on the good stuff to use later.
Find out more at abbiglines.com.

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Naughtiest Girl Collection 1 (books 1-3): Books 1-3 (The Naughtiest Girl Collection) by Enid Blyton

This collection includes: 

Book 1: The Naughtiest Girl In The School 

Elizabeth Allen is spoilt and selfish. When’s she’s sent away to boarding school she makes up her mind to be the naughtiest pupil there’s ever been! But Elizabeth soon finds out that being bad isn’t as simple as it seems … 

 

Book 2: The Naughtiest Girl Again 

The naughtiest girl in the school is back! And this term she’s trying to be good. But someone wants to spoil things for her. And they’re not going to let her forget how she got her nickname! 

 

Book 3: The Naughtiest Girl Is A Monitor 

When Elizabeth Allen is chosen to be a school monitor, she’s delighted. But she soon finds out just what a responsible job it is. The harder she tries, the worse she behaves! Will the naughtiest girl in the school EVER learn to be good?

https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/aw/d/B017HNFKD4/ref=pd_aw_sbs_351_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=86NX2REBK0TFJNRXWMKR

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Outsider by Anthony Franze

A young law clerk finds himself caught in the crosshairs of a serial killer in this breathtaking thriller set in the high-pressure world of the Supreme Court, from renowned lawyer Anthony Franze. 

Things aren’t going well for Grayson Hernandez. He just graduated from a fourth-tier law school, he’s drowning in student debt, and the only job he can find is as a messenger. The position stings the most because it’s at the Supreme Court, where Gray is forced to watch the best and the brightest―the elite group of lawyers who serve as the justices’ law clerks—from the outside. 

When Gray intervenes in a violent mugging, he lands in the good graces of the victim: the Chief Justice of the United States. Gray soon finds himself the newest—and unlikeliest—law clerk at the Supreme Court. It’s another world: highbrow debates over justice and the law in the inner sanctum of the nation’s highest court; upscale dinners with his new friends; attention from Lauren Hart, the brilliant and beautiful co-clerk he can’t stop thinking about. 

But just as Gray begins to adapt to his new life, the FBI approaches him with unsettling news. The Feds think there’s a killer connected to the Supreme Court. And they want Gray to be their eyes and ears inside One First Street. Little does Gray know that the FBI will soon set its sights on him. 

Racing against the clock in a world cloaked in secrecy, Gray must uncover the truth before the murderer strikes again in this thrilling high-stakes story of power and revenge by Washington, D.C. lawyer-turned-author Anthony Franze.

About the Author

ANTHONY FRANZE is a lawyer in the Appellate and Supreme Court practice of a prominent Washington, D.C. law firm, and a critically acclaimed thriller writer with novels set in the nation’s highest court. Franze has been a commentator on legal and Supreme Court issues for The New Republic , Bloomberg , National Law Journal , and other major media outlets. He is a board member and a Vice President of the International Thriller Writers organization. Franze lives in the Washington, D.C. area with his family. Learn more at anthonyfranzebooks.com

https://www.amazon.com/Outsider-Novel-Anthony-Franze/dp/1250071666

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Lies by TM Logan


About the Book

WHAT IF YOUR WHOLE LIFE WAS BASED ON LIES? 

A gripping new psychological thriller of secrets and revenge.

When Joe Lynch sees his wife enter an underground car park in the middle of the day, he’s intrigued enough to follow her down.

And when he sees her in an angry altercation with family friend Ben, he naturally goes to her defence – and doesn’t for a minute believe the accusations Ben makes against her.

It’s pure misfortune that, just as the clash becomes violent and Ben is knocked unconscious, Joe’s son has an asthma attack, and Joe has to take him to safety.

Author bio:

TM Logan was born in Berkshire to an English father and a German mother. He studied at Queen Mary and Cardiff universities before becoming a national newspaper journalist. He currently works in communications, in the field of higher education, and lives in Nottinghamshire with his wife and two children. Follow him on Twitter @TMLoganAuthor

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Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman


 

Introducing an instant classic—master storyteller Neil Gaiman presents a dazzling version of the great Norse myths. 

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. 

In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki, son of a giant, blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator. 

Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Once, when Thor’s hammer is stolen, 

Thor must disguise himself as a woman, difficult with his beard and huge appetite, to steal it back. More poignant is the tale in which the blood of Kvasir, the most sagacious of gods, is turned into a mead that infuses drinkers with poetry. The work culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and rebirth of a new time and people.  

Through Gaiman’s deft and witty prose emerge these gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01LY7XGR1/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=&sr=

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Mr. Mysterious, Series: The Mister Series, Book 4 by JA Huss 


Paxton Vance isn’t as cryptic as he thinks. That broody nature and tough-guy exterior aren’t fooling me one bit. 

I know everything about him. I listen in on his most personal phone calls. I read his mail before he does. I even know what his mother got him for Christmas last year. 

You’re the man of my dreams, Paxton Vance. You just don’t know it yet. But don’t worry, I’ll remind you. I’m here to give you everything you need, before you know you need it. 

So don’t get defensive because I take a challenge seriously. You have to open up to someone, and that someone is me. 

Besides, you can’t stay Mr. Mysterious forever. Why play the game if you never want to win?

https://www.amazon.com/Mr-Mysterious-Mister-Standalone-Book-ebook/dp/B01K0CZBG0