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Benjamin Roesch

Benjamin Roesch has an MFA from Lesley University and is a writer, musician, podcaster, and award-winning essayist. For twelve glorious, exhausting years, he was a high school English teacher, and is now a full-time writer based in Burlington, VT, where he lives with his family. Oh, and his name is pronounced “Rush,” like the band from Canada.

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Fairy War

Fairy War

The Fae Age #1

E.J. Graham

When Clint narrowly escapes an attack on his family home, he discovers that the world is far more magical—and dangerous—than he could have possibly imagined.

A battle rages, though it’s invisible to most. It isn’t between countries and militaries, it’s between magical creatures who inhabit Earth alongside humans. It’s been getting worse, and now threatens to destroy everyone. The only way to succeed is for fairies and humans to unite and work together. And Clint learns he's one of the few chosen humans who can lead this war.

In a world where fairy tales were banned and magical creatures are driven into hiding, uniting against an enemy seems an impossible task, even if failing to do so means the deaths of everyone everywhere.

But the impossible doesn’t daunt Clint, even as alliances form and break, secrets are revealed, trusts are broken, and lives are lost.

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E.J. Graham

E.J. is an avid gamer, reader and comic book movie fan, who belongs to more fandoms than can be counted. When they’re not geeking out over the newest Marvel movie they can be found writing one of their many stories, in the case of Fairy War one that has been planned since university.

Invisi Gir1

Invisi Gir1

Lost Series, #1

Conner Steel

"Exciting, funny, clever and positively crackling with energy."
Award winning YA author, Brian Keaney

Emma Deacon, known to the web as Invisi_Gir1, is one computer hack away from a jail cell. She knows it and her dad knows it too. That’s why he’s traded their New York home for a village in England where he can better control her weird addiction.

But he can’t control the weird kids Emma meets. Especially boys like Halo Ironstone. With his missing eye, missing arm, and pallor mortis skin, he’s fried the freak-o-meter. But as Emma soon learns, Halo’s otherworldliness goes far deeper than his appearance. And he’s only interested in one thing—baiting the hacker known as Invisi_Gir1.

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Mark of Ravage and Ruin

Mark of Ravage and Ruin

Jacyn Gormish

When Barli wakes up in a religious-run prison called the Asylum, she has one goal: get out and back to her girlfriend.

The Priest that runs the Asylum sees something more in Barli. He sees an assassin in the making. He pushes her into training to become a Black Sin, a killer for the clergy, free to roam the streets and eliminate anyone he wants removed from society.

For Barli, this is a way to escape and get back to her girlfriend's arms. She plays along with the Priest's plans, even if she has no desire to be a Black Sin.

But the friendships she develops along the way take her by surprise. In particular, she becomes fond of Ferran, a boy locked in the asylum for life for reasons she doesn't know...if there is even a valid reason for the power-hungry Priest to do such a thing.

When Barli's opportunity finally arises to set out into the city and escape to her lover, she learns something that stops her in her tracks.

Ferran is to be killed.

And only Barli can save him.

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Gay Love and Other Big Disasters

Gay Love and Other Big Disasters

Jordan and Benjamin Forever #3

Dylan James

Jordan and Benjamin's love story has always been like a fairy tale.

What they don't realize is that old fairy tales often have a bad ending.

Freshly home from their first year of university, Jordan and Benjamin are looking forward to reconnecting with family and friends and growing even closer as a couple. But Jordan's parents are fighting like they've never fought before, their friends are moving forward in their relationships in ways that make Jordan doubt his own, and all the subtle differences between straight and gay relationships start to become loud warning signs that his fairy tale love with Benjamin is headed toward disaster.

There's one thing that can get him through all of this—opening up to Benjamin and telling him his deepest fears—but Jordan is too afraid to do so. If he exposes the cracks in their relationship, will Benjamin conclude it's unsalvageable?

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A Boy Remade

A Boy Remade

S.W. Ballenger

JJ doesn't like what he sees in the mirror.

Everyone else sees a cute, smart, well-liked seventeen-year-old with a great future ahead of him. But JJ sees an overweight, card-carrying nerd without a girlfriend.

If he could have his way, he'd be more like Mason—popular with the girls, gorgeous body, loved by everyone—but he'd never stoop so low as to actually say this to Mason. No, JJ maintains a facade of dislike for Mason, which isn't too hard to keep up given how arrogant the boy is.

But when they get paired on a school project and are forced to work together, the truth comes spilling out, along with some of the deepest, darkest secrets that JJ has. Secrets he swore to never tell another soul.

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Squishy Crushy Something

Squishy Crushy Something

Happy Lucky Everything, Book One

Kieran Frank

Jayden never expected he’d be the type to develop a squish on a boy, never mind a full-blown crush.

It started with Kail, a boy with looks and popularity and all-around awesomeness. Developing a squish on Kail might’ve been natural for Jayden, of course, as anyone could fall for that boy. But it’s now three years later, the summer before senior year, and Jayden’s squish on Kail has grown into a crush that he can no longer ignore. And this crush is leading Jayden to make decisions he knows he’ll regret later.

But Kail isn’t the only one Jayden is having squishy crushy troubles with.

He used to be friends with Ollie, but when Ollie got too deep into religion, it drove Jayden away. Now, Ollie is back and he seems much more open-minded—not to mention much more attractive—and Jayden can’t help but develop a squish. But could it turn into a crush?

Jayden is caught between two squishy crushes—the crush on the boy that he knows is toxic, and the potential crush that could make or break a friendship—and he doesn’t know what to do. The right choice could bring him happiness, but if he makes the wrong choice he could lose everything.

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