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Infomocracy: Chapter 7

, || It's been twenty years and two election cycles since Information, a powerful search engine monopoly, pioneered the switch from warring nation-states to global microdemocracy. The corporate coalition party Heritage has won the last two elections. With another election on the horizon, the Supermajority is in tight contention, and everything's on the line.

Colorful Heroes: The Origins of Marvel’s Iron Fist and Luke Cage

|| Remember the days when every comic book captured your imagination, and took you to new and exciting places? When you didn’t apologize for loving the comic books and creators that gave you bliss? Comic Book Fever captures that era, when comics offered all different genres to any kid with a pocketful of coins, at local establishments from 7-Elevens to your local drug store.

The Rains

, || In one terrifying night, the peaceful community of Creek's Cause turns into a war zone. No one under the age of eighteen is safe. Chance Rain and his older brother, Patrick, have already fended off multiple attacks from infected adults by the time they arrive at the school where other young survivors are hiding.

Bright Smoke, Cold Fire

|| The heirs of the city’s most powerful—and warring—families, Mahyanai Romeo and Juliet Catresou, share a love deeper than duty, honor, even life itself. But the magic laid on the Juliet at birth compels her to punish the enemies of her clan—and Romeo has just killed her cousin Tybalt. Which means he must die.

A City Dreaming

|| A powerful magician returns to New York City and reluctantly finds himself in the middle of a war between the city’s two most powerful witches.

Treachery’s Tools

|| Book 10 in the Imager Portfolio series. Once again, Alastar must maintain a careful political balance, but he cannot avoid the involvement of the Collegium when someone begins killing students. Trying to protect his imagers and hold Solidar together for the good of all, Alastar stumbles on to a plot by the High Holders involving illegal weapons, insurrection, and conspiracy.

The Rise of Io

|| Ella—thief, con-artist and smuggler—must help an alien presence complete her mission and investigate a rash of murders in the border states that maintain the frail peace between humans and the invaders.

All Your Wishes

|| Book 7 in the Blood Singer series. A client begs Celia Graves—part human, part Siren, part vampire—to help return a genie to his bottle. But the attempt makes Celia a target for the currently incorporeal ifrit...

Northmen

|| From Finland to Newfoundland and Jelling to Jerusalem, follow in the wake of the Vikings—a transformative story of a people that begins with paganism and ends in Christendom.

Comic Book Fever: The Neverending Story of Star Wars

|| Remember the days when every comic book captured your imagination, and took you to new and exciting places? When you didn’t apologize for loving the comic books and creators that gave you bliss? Comic Book Fever captures that era, when comics offered all different genres to any kid with a pocketful of coins, at local establishments from 7-Elevens to your local drug store.

Demon

, || No matter how hard he tries, Jimmy Yee cannot die. Has he gone mad? Or has he truly died and found himself in hell?

Cold-Forged Flame

|| The story of a woman’s struggle against her very existence, an epic tale of the adventure and emotional upheaval on the way to face an ancient enigmatic foe.

Unhonored

|| Book 2 in the Nightbirds series. Ellis Harkington is trapped in limbo between life and death, struggling to escape the domination of an evil force masquerading as her friend, Merrick. Only Ellis has ever escaped him, and now that she has discovered the truth, he wants to make sure she can never escape again.

The Motion of Puppets

|| A modern take on the Orpheus and Eurydice myth—a husband determined to find his wife, and a woman trapped in a magical world where her life is not her own.