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    Unbroken Bonds

    The gods live among us. I thought that the death of the man who tortured me, broke me, and then hunted me to the ends of the Earth would be the end of our fight; but it’s only the beginning. After thousands of years of being apart, our god bonds are reunited once again; and they’re not ready to go down without a fight. They’ve woken up hungry. All of the research in the world couldn’t have prepared us for what’s to come, enemies and wars fought over millennia. Now we’re being forced to act, but this time, we have the advantage. This time, we’re Bonded. Are we strong enough…

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    3 Children’s Books to Read at Bedtime

    Reading to your child before bed is extremely important. Not only does it cultivate one on one time with your child, it also stimulates their excitement and enjoyment of reading. Choose any of these fun and entertaining picture books to keep reading time a special time between you and your child.  Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems Mo Willems has very fun and interesting characters that children and adults will love and this book is no different. The bus driver draws the reader in by asking the reader to not allow the pesky and mischievous pigeon to drive the bus by giving the reader many silly…

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    3 Books ESL Students Should Read

    At American English Language School, we know that learning English happens in and out of the classroom. One way we like to encourage our students to practice their English is by reading books. This will also allow them to learn the social situations of our country as well as some slang or vocabulary practice they might not get to experience in their classroom. Here is a list of three English books for ESL learners to try.  Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom This beautifully written book is the story of a man watching his professor and mentor waste a way to disease. Through this experience the main character gets to…

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    Devil’s Night

    Erika I was told that dreams were our heart’s desires. My nightmares, however, became my obsession. His name is Michael Crist. My boyfriend’s older brother is like that scary movie that you peek through your hand to watch. He is handsome, strong, and completely terrifying. The star of his college’s basketball team and now gone pro, he’s more concerned with the dirt on his shoe than me. But I noticed him. I saw him. I heard him. The things that he did, and the deeds that he hid…For years, I bit my nails, unable to look away. Now, I’ve graduated high school and moved on to college, but I haven’t…

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    Glow

    “I was nothing but a road to Midas. A means to get to where he wanted to go, and I paved that path in gold.” My life has been made up of gilded lies. But death has been shaped from rot. Like a phoenix caught fire, I will need to rise from the ashes and learn to wield my own power. Because my wings may have been clipped, but I am not in a cage, and I’m finally free to fly from the frozen kingdoms I’ve been kept in. Yet the world doesn’t want to let me. That’s the thing when you turn against a king—everyone else turns against you.…

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    Absolution

    He was supposed to protect me. Instead, he stole my light. He was supposed to love me. In the end, I was nothing but a plaything for his sick and twisted pleasures. The monster who haunts my nightmares is back from the dead. His sinister plans have turned into a game of cat and mouse with deadly consequences. No one is safe, least of all the four men who stole my heart and pieced my tainted soul back together. They vow to protect me, but how can we outrun the darkness picking us off one by one? As secrets from the past begin to unravel, long forgotten truths are revealed.…

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    Dead Man Walking

    Chaos. Carnage. Killing. The three C’s that make my life complete. I know killing technically doesn’t start with a C – but wouldn’t life be better if it did? Just like it would be better if the Devil was my boyfriend, Santa wasn’t a d*ck and I didn’t live under a bridge. I wished for my life to improve, but it didn’t. I was kidnapped, sold, sold again, stuck in a death game, sold AGAIN and now I’m living in a serial killer’s basement. Oh and there’s another dude down here who lives in a cage and doesn’t talk. I call him Dead Man on account of his soulless eyes.…

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    Memories of Fire

    Knox The Greek Gods were something from history books as fiction. However the beings that abandoned Olympus and caused mass destruction across Earth were very much real. I’ve done everything I can to survive away from their reign. Until her. A flash of red hair and a lost, confused gaze and I was sucked into a black hole of heated desire and a need to protect. Yet she could destroy me in a way that even the Gods couldn’t. Callie Lost. Confused. Broken. That’s all I felt as I opened my eyes without an idea of who I was. Knox’s no bullshit attitude challenged me to be more than an…

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    Still Beating

    When Cora attends her sister’s birthday party, she expects at most a hangover or a walk of shame. She doesn’t anticipate a stolen wallet, leaving her stranded and dependent on Dean—her arch nemesis and ultimate thorn in her side. And she really doesn’t anticipate waking up in shackles in a madman’s basement. To make matters worse, Dean shares the space in his own set of chains. After fifteen years of teasing, insults, and practical jokes, the ultimate joke seems to be on them. The two people who always thought they’d end up killing each other must now work together if they want to survive. But Cora and Dean have no…

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    Promises and Pomegranates

    Elena To most, Kal Anderson is a villain. Harbinger of death, keeper of souls, frequenter of nightmares. Doctor Death. Hades incarnate. They say he stole me. Usurped my fiancé and filled the cracks in my heart with empty promises. Imprinted his crimson fingerprints on my psyche and tried to set me free. They’re not wrong, per se. Except it was my choice to stay. Kal To most, Elena Ricci is an innocent. Goddess of springtime, lover of poetry, angel of my nightmares. Little one. Persephone personified. They say I ruined her. Shattered her virtue and devoured her soul like a succulent pomegranate. Embedded my evil as deep as I could…