Heartache High: The Primer

      Jon Jacks / Fantasy / Romance & Love
Heartache High: The Primer

Heartache High’s Primer for Students, as written by Stephanie Johnson, Heartache High Permanent Student. Ever been in love with someone who didn’t even know you existed? Or someone who broke up with you? Congratulations; you’ve just enrolled at Heartache High. Oh, but didn’t anyone tell you? Once you’ve enrolled, you can never leave. (Includes the first chapters of Heartache High: The Wakening.)You can never leaveHeartache High’s Primer for Students, as written by Stephanie Johnson, Heartache High Permanent Student. Ever been in love with someone who didn’t even know you existed? Or someone who broke up with you? Congratulations; you’ve just enrolled at Heartache High. Oh, but didn’t anyone tell you? Once you’ve enrolled, you can never leave.(Includes the first chapters of the soon to be released novel, Heartache High: The Wakening.)
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    Americarnie Trash

      Jon Jacks / Fantasy
Americarnie Trash

The way the Americarnie tell it, we used to run this country we now tour with our cheap carnivals. Then again, we also claim we’re descended from angels! The truth lies somewhere in-between: in the darkness beyond the lights, a place of freaks and tortured souls where the Carnival Diabolus lies. That’s where Lorn has gone: me too, if I’m to save him. I’m just not sure how to return…Garrett and Tiffanie Bate had it all—youth, money, and a perfect marriage. Until Tiffanie is killed in a suspicious accident. Neither the police nor the insurance investigators can prove she was murdered and the case turns cold. Two years later the insurance company asks an intern—former college professor turned private eye Ray Courage—to reopen the investigation. He uncovers little new evidence to support suspicions that Garrett killed his wife for the insurance money. Garrett has the perfect alibi—hundreds of witnesses that place him more than two hours from the scene of Tiffanie’s death. Ray knows he’s missing something. But what? As his search for the truth unfolds, Ray’s life is put in jeopardy and he realizes his adversary is someone who’ll kill before he’ll be caught.In this prequel to Courage Matters, Ray Courage begins his private investigation career, displaying the skills, abilities and sense of humor that have made him a fan favorite around the world.
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    God of the 4th Sun

      Jon Jacks / Fantasy
God of the 4th Sun

Despite their many sacrifices, Tesetra’s people have been forsaken by their gods. Having accidentally come across a member of the supposedly legendary Snake People, Tesetra sets out to find where they live. At first she finds instead the survivors of many other legendary people, all who came before her own people; and all of whom were destroyed when their gods had abandoned them.I see a burger joint around the corner. I turn on that corner and I head towards the drive thru. I start to pull up to the microphone so they can take my order. I get up to the microphone and I order some hamburgers and fries and some chicken nuggets.The guy, I hear at the microphone, he tells me to pull up to the drive thru window. I slowly pull up to the drive thru window and look at that window. The window is so big someone can fit through it. I turn off my car, thinking it will be awhile. I see there are no customers in the restaurant part of the place. I start to feel weird. Just that quick, a guy grabs me out of my car and pulls me through the drive thru window. I scream and struggle, but to no use. He sets me down on a chair, inside this restaurant.He says, “I need you to save my planet. You were meant to be here. This small town doesn’t really exist.” I look at him like; he has just grown two heads. I say, “Did you have to grab me like that; you scared the crap out of me. You’re lucky, I didn’t bring a long my baseball bat. I would have hit you.”
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    The Last Angel

      Jon Jacks / Fantasy
The Last Angel

Everyone has a guardian angel: an angel who regularly offers you sound advice, and soothes you when you’re angry. Chrissy’s angel Jial, however, is more like a little sister to her.She’s lots of fun to have hanging around, to watch movies with: but she’s also way too lenient.Chrissy loves her. And when the angels start inexplicably disappearing, it’s Chrissy’s turn to guard her angel.The islands of Caldera are a shining jewel in a rather bleak world. A terrible calamity in the past had blanketed much of the world with a toxic "fug." Those who survived were forced to take to the mountains and the skies in wondrous airships. Life has since been a struggle, with only the most ruthless and crafty able to survive. To spare themselves the same fate, the Calderans erected a battery of guns to fend off the airships of the mainland. They isolated themselves from the madness of the world, choosing instead to focus on the pursuits of art and creativity. Few believe the technologically advanced but socially barbarous outsiders have anything to offer. Amanita Graus, though, is hoping that they do.Nita's mother has lost her livelihood and perhaps soon her life to a terrible disease. Already the black sheep of the family for embracing engineering rather than art, Nita resolves to leave the safety of her home and do whatever it takes to find a cure. For a price, the bizarre crew of an airship called The Wind Breaker are willing to grant her a meeting with their mysterious benefactors, and thus a chance to procure the one thing with a chance to save her mother.Free-Wrench follows Nita’s adventures in a steampunk world of airships and lunatics. Helping her in her journey are an eccentric crew of smugglers; the gruff Cap’n Mack, the simple but enthusiastic Lil and Coop, the arrogant marksman Gunner, the surly surgeon Butch, and the irritable mascot Wink. To survive and find what she seeks she’ll need to earn their trust, follow their rules, and meet face to face with the people who pull the strings of their society.
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    Dragonsapien

      Jon Jacks / Fantasy
Dragonsapien

Dragons didn’t go away – they evolved. They look, act, and think like humans. So when Jake and Celly fall in love, how is he supposed to know that she’s a dragon? With powerful wings, knife-like talons; and skin sparkling like gold. On discovering the dragons, man rounds them up – only for them to fight back under Celly’s leadership. Will it be man or the dragons who face extinction?We thought dragons were extinct – now we’re the ones facing extinctionDragons didn’t go away – they just evolved.They look, act, and think like humans.So when Jake and the beautiful Celeste (Celly) fall in love, how is he supposed to know that she’s a dragon?With wings that can propel her through the air at ridiculous speeds. Talons that shred as easily as butchers knives. And skin that glitters like molten gold.And when the dragons are discovered living amongst us, man turns on them, fearing them, hoping to confine them, imprison them.But under Celly’s leadership, the dragons have decided to fight back.Whose side should Jake take?His choice will decide an entire species’ fate.Will it be man or the dragons who face extinction?
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    Miss Terry Charm, Merry Kris Mouse & The Silver Egg

      Jon Jacks / History & Fiction
Miss Terry Charm, Merry Kris Mouse & The Silver Egg

Terry Charm comes from a long line of witches – so why can’t she cast any spells? Worse still, Princess Pea has asked Terry to help her Prince complete a task set by the Queen. The Goose that lays the Golden Eggs has to lay another one – oh, but it has to be a Silver Egg! Worse still, Sara Casam is determined to make sure Terry fails. And as everyone knows, Sara Casam is the lowest form of witch.Which Witch can’t do Magic? Terry Charm comes from a long line of witches – so how come she can’t cast any spells?How is she ever going to take on the role of the Queendom’s Witch, especially when her hocus pocus is, well, bogus?Worse still, Princess Pea has asked Terry to secretly help Prince Darius complete a task set by the Queen.She just needs to persuade the Goose that lays the Golden Eggs to lay another one – oh, but it has to be a Silver Egg!Worse still, Sara Casam is determined to make sure Terry fails. And as everyone knows, Sara Casam is the lowest form of witch.
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    DoriaN A

      Jon Jacks / Fantasy
DoriaN A

Safe from infection behind the walls of the Oasis, and about to be married to the brilliantly inventive Dorian, Angeic knows nothing of the Outside. But Dorian clones a twin from his DNA, a twin with a conscience who sympathises with the Outsiders – and grows uglier as he suffers whatever Dorian inflicts on himself. Yet Angeic is drawn both to him and into helping free the exiled Outsiders.The Perfect Match – then the chemistry all goes wrong.Safe from infection behind the walls of the Oasis, and about to be married to the brilliantly inventive Dorian, Angeic knows nothing of the Outside.Then Dorian goes and spoils it all by cloning his perfect twin from his own DNA.A twin that has a conscience, that cares and sympathises with the plight of the Outsiders – and daily grows uglier, as he suffers all the damage an increasingly wild Dorian inflicts on himself.Even so, Angeic is drawn to him, just as she’s gradually drawn into helping free the people exiled to the Outside.But Dorian has the perfect solution to his problem – a clone of Angeic, who’ll stop at nothing to get what she wants.
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    Died Blondes

      Jon Jacks / Fantasy
Died Blondes

Huh, some sleepover – my two best friends dead, and their spirits moving in with me, into my body.Sure, the Rye Man made it look like an accident, but I know they were murdered.See, the Rye Man’s like the Slender Man, only real.Whaddya know, he’d also hoped to kill me – so now I’m just unfinished business.Fionn, a member of a peaceful race, is visiting a planet full of deep underwater beasts. With his message of peace and prosperity, he hopes to convince the savage beings to change their ways and accept a new evolved type of thinking. Yet, is his way truly better? The creatures do not all agree. Their leader Daco does, but their culture is one of brutality and strength. Ringor sees passivity as weakness, and weakness in a leader means a new leader must arise. The clash of peace and survival instincts is a deadly one, and many will die before Fionn is able to understand just exactly what his interference means.
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    Seecrets

      Jon Jacks / Fantasy / Actions & Adventure
Seecrets

The ‘quiet girl’. The ‘serious girl’. The ‘Oh just ignore her’ girl. There’s always one girl in class like that, isn’t there? Maybe it’s you. Maybe it’s someone else. Maybe you’re glad it’s not you. But maybe, just maybe, the quiet girl’s quiet for a reason. See, she’s got a secret. She sees all your secrets.Maybe you’re lucky the quiet girl’s keeping quietThe ‘quiet girl’.The ‘serious girl’.The ‘Oh just ignore her’ girl.There’s always one girl in class like that, isn’t there?Maybe it’s you.Maybe it’s someone else.Maybe you’re glad it’s not you.But maybe, just maybe, the quiet girl’s quiet for a reason.See, she’s got a secret.She sees all your secrets.
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    Heartache High: The Wakening

      Jon Jacks / Fantasy / Romance & Love
Heartache High: The Wakening

Ever been broken hearted by a hopeless love? Then count yourself lucky you didn’t find yourself enrolled at Heartache High. The beautiful Gillian Hazlehurst does – and finds she can never return to the real world she’s left behind. Her friend Steph Johnson offers to help her work out how she ended up trapped here; but the mystery only deepens, as in the real world Gillian doesn’t even have friendsYou can never leaveIf you’ve ever been broken hearted by a hopeless love – then count yourself lucky you didn’t find yourself enrolled at Heartache High.Even the beautiful Gillian Hazlehurst finds herself there.Finds, too, that she can never return to the real world she’s left behind.Only her friend Stephanie Johnson, another Heartache High Permanent Student, has a chance of helping Gillian work out how she ended up trapped in a school you can never leave.But once Steph becomes involved, the mystery only deepens – because in the real world, Gillian doesn’t even have any friends.Heartache High (Vol I)Heartache High: The Primer (Vol II)
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    Cygnet Czarinas

      Jon Jacks / Fantasy / History & Fiction
Cygnet Czarinas

Sandy asks the Russian Princess the one question she’s not supposed to: Why do you sleep?For the princess and her siblings are cursed to sleep endlessly, ruling through the granting of magical swan feathers that lead to an answer. And so Sandy is led from her life in Victorian London to one of mystical lakes and swan maidens – yet discovering the curse’s source could result in her own death"One thing about living in New Orleans I never could stomach...all the damn zombies." That seems to be the popular sentiment as the wild decadence and splendor of the Crescent City is underlined with the very real threat of a zombie apocalypse. In OCCUPATION, two best friends struggle to survive in a post-Katrina New Orleans in which several of the city’s residents have turned into mindless, ravenous zombies. Largely ignored by many in the city/state legislature, the city’s residents are forced to defend themselves against a mysterious epidemic that has many baffled as to the true nature of its origin.Now on the heels of a city swept in the madness and hysteria of both Mardi Gras and the Super Bowl, two friends race against time in a last ditch effort to discover the truth behind the cause of the virus before it is too late. OCCUPATION is a funny, insightful and haunting story bringing a new twist on zombie folklore.
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    The Rules. Book 1; The End

      Jon Jacks / Fantasy
The Rules. Book 1; The End

Rules of chance, even physical laws, are breaking down. The time of magic is returning. Bethlehem Jones finds she’s sharing her body with Lynese, a water-sprite entrapped within a warrior ancestor. powerful magical spirits are shedding their own human confinement, restarting an ancient war. Can Beth use Lynese’s powers without surrendering her own control? Or is Lynese her most dangerous foe?There’s something magic inside us all – and it’s trying to get out!The rules of chance, even physical laws, are breaking down. The time of magic is returning.And Bethlehem Jones finds she’s sharing her body with Lynese, an unpredictable water-sprite entrapped within one of her ancestors in an ancient war.Hell-bent on restarting that war, bigger, more powerful magical spirits are attempting to break free of their own human confinement. Can Beth use Lynese’s powers without relinquishing her own control? Or is untrustworthy Lynese her most dangerous foe of all?
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    An Incomparable Pearl

      Jon Jacks / Fantasy
An Incomparable Pearl

To ensure an heir, the king raises his daughter as Prince Argaret – only for the older Princess Epistem and Queen Telete to murder the king and blame the prince. Exiled to lands impoverished by the king’s chivalric quest to restore the precious stones of a shattered angelic crown, the prince vows to return the gems. But are there nine, ten or twelve? And since when was a pearl a stone?The story of a field cricket named Charlie who learns to sing. In his adventures, he escapes fearsome dangers that help him to learn to sing!
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    The Secret Diary

      Jon Jacks / Fantasy
The Secret Diary

Its a SecretThe Perfect Match – then the chemistry all goes wrong.Safe from infection behind the walls of the Oasis, and about to be married to the brilliantly inventive Dorian, Angeic knows nothing of the Outside.Then Dorian goes and spoils it all by cloning his perfect twin from his own DNA.A twin that has a conscience, that cares and sympathises with the plight of the Outsiders – and daily grows uglier, as he suffers all the damage an increasingly wild Dorian inflicts on himself.Even so, Angeic is drawn to him, just as she’s gradually drawn into helping free the people exiled to the Outside.But Dorian has the perfect solution to his problem – a clone of Angeic, who’ll stop at nothing to get what she wants.
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    Freaking Freak

      Jon Jacks / Fantasy
Freaking Freak

If you were offered the chance to be totally irresistible, even to the most gorgeous boy you know, would you stop to think there might just be the tiniest bit of a catch? Well I didn’t. And believe me, it wasn’t a tiny catch. It was the worst catch of all. See, it turns out the girl I thought was my best friend is a real, genuine freak. And I know that because now I’m one too. I’m a freaking freakIf you were offered the chance to be totally irresistible, even to the most gorgeous boy you know, would you stop to think there might just be the tiniest bit of a catch?Well, I didn’t. And believe me, it wasn’t a tiny catch. It was the worst catch of all.See, it turns out the girl I thought was my best friend is a real, genuine freak.And I know that because now I’m one too.Yeah, I’m a freaking freak!
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    A Guide for Young Wytches

      Jon Jacks / Fantasy
A Guide for Young Wytches

I meet a dream boy on holiday, accept his invite to his dream mountaintop castle; but when I get here, it’s a nightmare of invisible staff (apart from old, sour-faced Lisa) and gardens of either freezing white snow or sheer darkness. Oh, and magpies who appear out of nowhere.Now I’ve found a book for ‘young wytches’; but will it help me survive the castle, or is it just another trap?I meet a dream boy on holiday, accept his invite to his dream mountaintop castle; but when I get here, it’s a nightmare of invisible staff (apart from old, sour-faced Lisa) and gardens of either freezing white snow or sheer darkness. Oh, and magpies who appear out of nowhere.Now I’ve found a book for ‘young wytches’; but will it help me survive the castle, or is it just another trap?
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    Wyrd Girl

      Jon Jacks / Fantasy
Wyrd Girl

I’m the weird girl. You know; the one every kid in class avoids, just in case what I’ve got is catching. Not that I care. See, there are worlds other than this one. Worlds we pass on to when we die. Worlds, even, where we exist before we’re even born. They’re the worlds of the Nyxt. And, if I don’t handle things right, they’re about to declare war on the living.She’s in an Otherworld. I’m the weird girl.You know; the one every kid in class avoids, just in case what I’ve got is catching.Not that I care.See, there are worlds other than this one.Worlds we pass on to when we die.Worlds, even, where we exist before we’re even born.They’re the worlds of the Nyxt.And, if I don’t handle things right, they’re about to declare war on the living.
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    Love Poison No. 13

      Jon Jacks / Fantasy / History & Fiction
Love Poison No. 13

Born under the 13th sign, she dances as entrancingly as the serpent, he creates venomous potions.She becomes the citizens’ darling, he the elite’s secretive aid to wielding power.Her love is reserved for her art. His finest concoction poisons the mind against those you love.So, just how much will he give her to make her his?When one civilization ends, another one profits. The wealthiest and most prestigious races from the galaxy join together in an attempt to earn slice of the pie, but for Spanlet, profit means nothing compared to the survival of his people. Tasked with finding a new home for his people, Spanlet must withstand much more than he bargained for. Will he arrive home victorious, or let his people die? Faced with annoyances and problems on all sides, he needs to find the perfect home for his people before someone else does.
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    The Desire: Class of 666

      Jon Jacks / Fantasy
The Desire: Class of 666

It seemed a great theme for a party; come as the most evil person you’d like to be.Unfortunately, there’s one guest who hasn’t been invited.And, just for the hell of it, she’s going to make all your desires come true.Kristine and Nate have an argument, and decide to break up in the end. A story of how love changes over time.
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    Porcelain Princess

      Jon Jacks / Fantasy
Porcelain Princess

Is the Porcelain Princess a fairy story or does she really exist? Carey searches for the Princess as she tours with the puppet theatre inherited from her parents, hoping to somehow grant life to her disintegrating puppets. But why are real people illustrated in stories about the Princess? And why do they succumb to the Fading, slowly vanishing? Carey finds the Princess – but soon wishes she hadn’tIs the Porcelain Princess simply someone from a fairy story, or does she really exist?Carey has spent all her young life searching for the Princess, touring the kingdoms with the puppet theatre inherited from her parents. A few puppets have a semblance of life thanks to ingenious mechanisms, but they’re rapidly disintegrating and Carey hopes the Princess will reveal the secret of her life. But why are real people illustrated in stories about the Princess? And why do they succumb to the disease-like Fading, turning transparent and gradually completely vanishing?Carey finds the Princess – but she also finds that her own life is far more complicated than she had ever imagined.
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    Self-Assembled Girl

      Jon Jacks / Fantasy
Self-Assembled Girl

Many people spend entire lives trying to work out why they’re here.Unfortunately, I know precisely why I’m here.See, I came with instructions.In fact, I came in a box.Trouble is, I’m faulty goods…"And The Wolves Danced" is a Short Story of Fire and Stone. This short story features Esset, a summoner of fiery creatures and one of the main characters of the novels of the Stories of Fire and Stone. The events take place before the first novel, creating a fun teaser-story for would-be or already dedicated readers!The story follows Esset and his squad as they search for a previous patrol that went missing. In that search, they come across a new threat - a threat they can't afford to ignore.A noblebright fantasy story.
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