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Val Jones
November 21, 2020

Sharpen Your Edge is a powerful memoir about a little girl who had a big dream. On that journey, she lost her Dad, her chance at the Olympics, and her health.
This novel, being part biography and part how-to guide, brings hope to the defeated. If you should ever find yourself tripping over your toe pick and falling on your face (metaphorically speaking), there is inspiration in these pages that will help you stand up and keep going. This story is a gentle reminder that you can’t always control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude towards it. It is an occurrence, not a description. No matter what, never give up and never be out of the fight.  
Sharpen Your Edge is real, raw, and unrelenting, but Val’s humor and inspirational spirit are enduring. She is unapologetic about the way she has crafted her navigation through these trials and tribulations. As she laments, “No one ever said it had to look pretty.”



Kayla Scutti
August 4, 2020

In this coming of age story, Keely Beck, a teen from Tennessee, loses her best friend in an unexpected accident and she finds herself alone in a room full of people. In trying to find herself again and regain parts of her memory, she comes across a group of friends that steer her down a negative path. Dealing with the pain of her friend's death, her parent's divorce, and guilt about events she can't recall, Keely turns to self-harm in more ways than one. Now she has a choice, keep on this path of destruction or deal with her past and move forward.



L. Albano
July 13, 2020

Imagine you wake up in a strange place. Your memories are in pieces and everything around you seems out of place. You don't know where you are or how you got there…Kendra awakens to find herself prisoner inside a strange hotel with seemingly no way out. She has no idea how she got there and her memories of the recent past are foggy. Flashbacks of her life rapidly flood her mind as she works together with the strangers she's encountered to try and find a way out. They race against time and unknown captors, desperate to set themselves free. As they get closer to the truth, Kendra questions if the life she's missing is worth going back to or if she'll just be prisoner, once again, to her tainted past.



T.M. Ford
May 7, 2020

Tormented by a recent attempt on her life, Kris Nelson seeks safety in a new town. Finding herself employed as the physical therapist for the Carlton family at Chastwood Manor, Kris is hoping to put her past behind her. Mark Carlton, her employer, is no stranger to tragedy himself. After living through an almost fatal accident with his father, Jared, he slowly closes himself off to the world. He spends his time obsessing about the threat that looms over his family’s business. Both Kris and Mark battle with their personal demons as they struggle to fight the attraction between them.
On the opposite side of the country, Dr. Alex McKinney has been called into a local hospital to assess a mysterious patient that’s been beaten and left for dead. Their John Doe, whom Alex refers to as Johnny, has no recollection of who he is or what has happened to him. With an impending threat around every corner, she races against time to figure out Johnny’s true identity as an unknown danger hides in the background. She must hurry to work with the rest of the hospital staff before it’s too late.
Without knowing it, all their lives are secretly intertwined. On a search to find answers to unresolved questions in their lives, they get closer to the truth and find that things aren’t always as they seem. They’ll soon find that secrets have a way of coming to light and when they do, their lives will never be the same. As they piece things together, the Manor’s Keeper lurks in the shadows…and she is always watching.



Catherine Kopf
April 14, 2020

Ambert and Calista Knight live in a world where the arts, magic, dreams, and creativity are banned. They're the son and daughter of The Regime's Head of Regulation Enforcement and they are no stranger to the rules that surround them. 
An asthmatic girl with a curious mind, Calista braces herself for a new year at Fortress Military Academy. Facing challenging academics and constant bullying, Calista's looking to make new friends and discover more about the arts and magic that her county has banned. No stranger to trouble, Ambert walks a thin line. After putting others before himself and gaining a criminal record, he's expected to follow The Commander's every order in his new job. 
When both siblings come into contact with dreamers - those connected to the magic and creativity in their world - they have to decide between right and wrong. They question what family is and find meaning in helping others. Will they dare to speak up for their beliefs or go back to the bland, selfish world they've known all their lives?



Kayla Scutti
March 13, 2020

Savannah is lost in New York City chasing after her father. Around every corner is a new confusing surprise that feels extremely familiar. Taking a piece from the stories of strangers that she meets along the way, Savannah has to ultimately come to a decision. Catch her father and find the answers to questions she doesn't even know she has, or embrace her past and move forward?


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