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Unicorn Tracks

2017 Award Winners

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When a vicious assault compels sixteen-year-old Mnemba to leave her village, she joins her cousin Tumelo as a tracker in his booming safari business. It doesn’t take her long to become one of the best safari guides in Nazwimbe. Her work allows her to escape into a new world of wondrous creatures, and to avoid thinking about what happened at home.

When Mr. Harving arrives with his daughter Kara to research unicorns, Tumelo assigns Mnemba to them as a guide. The attraction between Mnemba and Kara is almost instant, but Kara is engaged to be married when she returns home. Venturing into the savanna alone, they uncover a plot by a gang of poachers to enslave the unicorns, harnessing their supernatural strength to build a railway. They must save the creatures Kara loves while struggling not to succumb to forbidden love themselves.

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Tharros

Elpida | Book Two

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Elpida: Book Two

High school senior Michael Sattler leads a charmed life. Almost. He has great friends, parents who love him just the way he is, and he was a champion hurdler until someone took out his knee when they kidnapped his boyfriend. Yet, Michael is determined to make the USATF tryouts in spite of his injuries.

Christy Castle is Michael’s entire world. Healing from years of abuse, his abduction by a predator has left him hiding a new secret as he tries to start his life again. Together, Michael and Christy work to recover from their wounds in time to make prom and graduate high school. To complicate matters, Christy is astonished to learn a fellow victim from his native Greece has survived. Christy will stop at nothing to bring him to the US to keep him safe.

But the prosecution of Christy’s kidnapper looms large in their futures and the struggle to return to normal only worsens. Christy's past continues to haunt them and, when the prosecution turns ugly and Christy’s new life is torn apart, only their unrelenting courage and determination can save them from the nightmare that threatens to destroy their future together.

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Micah Johnson is out of options.

Following a stint as a runaway after the cruel revelation of his sexual orientation, Micah vows to get his life back on the right track. But there are roadblocks between him and his goal of making the national draft and having a shot at becoming an AFL player, including struggles with other students both on and off the football field. Hiding behind sarcasm will only protect him from so much, and Micah knows just making it to graduation will be an epic battle. If only Micah could find a fraction of the faith that his mentor, Declan Tyler, has in him, but he can’t seem to see what Declan does.

Micah is trying to reform, but the end of the road is a long way off, and it’s clear the process is ongoing.

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Kayla Caruso is sixteen and, despite at one time being a popular cheerleader, she knows she doesn't feel the same about relationships as her classmates. She dated a boy once to fit in, but broke up with him because she wasn’t ready to have sex. Labeled “Ice Queen” by those who bully her, Kayla finds only a few friends willing to accept her. One of them is Althea Ritter, the school’s volleyball star, who’s rumored to be a lesbian. Kayla finds herself drawn to Althea. But Kayla’s confused. Are her feelings straight, bi, or gay? Or perhaps she’s not interested in sex with anyone, male or female. Kayla tries to work through these puzzling emotions, a task not so easy for a high school sophomore.

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Max Jackson is your typical teenage boy, concentrating on his classes at school and being accepted into a good university after graduation. There’s just the small matter of the bomb in his basement, one Max and his fellow members of the “Injustice League” plan to use to level their city’s unethical government. Too bad superhero Crush Goodman puts a stop to their plans. Max understands why Crush would steal the League’s doomsday device, but why is Crush following him around and acting like they’re friends? When the reprehensible Doctor Decay butts his head into Max’s business, Max has to figure out how to save the city he’s always worked to destroy—with or without Crush’s help.

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Omorphi (Français)

Elpida (Français) | Tome 1

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Elpida, tome 1

Élève de terminale, Michael Sattler mène une vie de rêve. C'est un athlète vedette accompli, il a de bons amis, et des parents qui l'aiment exactement comme il est. La seule chose qui manque dans sa vie c’est un petit ami. C'est un problème parce qu'il n'a avoué son homosexualité qu’à ses parents et à son meilleur ami. Lorsqu’il heurte accidentellement Christy Castle à l'école, sa vie change d'une façon qu'il n'aurait jamais pu imaginer. Christy est l'homme de ses rêves : intelligent, beau, et sexy. Cependant, rien n'aurait pu préparer Michael à ce qu’entraînerait le fait d’être le petit ami de Christy.

Christy a besoin de se reconstruire après des années d'abus, et il sait qu'il a besoin d'aide pour le faire. Après la mort de son père tristement célèbre, il quitte sa Grèce natale et s'installe dans l'État de New York. Seul, effrayé, et incapable d'utiliser sa voix, Christy cache la myriade de cicatrices de sa maltraitance. Il veut désespérément être aimé et lorsqu’il rencontre Michael, il ose espérer que ce jour est enfin arrivé.

Lorsque l'un des coéquipiers de Michael devient un ennemi, et qu’un des agresseurs du passé de Christy cherche à le ramener à une vie d'esclavage, seules leurs forces combinées et leur détermination inébranlable pourront les sauver de la violence qui menace de détruire leur avenir ensemble.

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Ball Caps and Khakis

Deep Secrets and Hope | Book Six

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Deep Secrets and Hope: Book Six

Man-Shik “Manny” Park, grandson of strict Korean immigrants, is trying to protect his friend Jim Frankel from bullies who don’t think Jim should be allowed to live in Ludington, Michigan, let alone have any friends. Manny is determined to stand by Jim, even if Jim isn’t willing to defend himself.

But Jim’s problems aren’t the only ones facing Manny. Against his parents’ wishes, Manny yearns to be an artist. He’s also more attracted to guys than girls, and he’s asexual. Only Jim knows these secrets, and Manny knows a few of Jim’s too.

Bonded by their shared confidences, Manny supports Jim after he’s accused of sending explicit Facebook messages to middle school girls, including Manny’s sister. While Manny sets out to prove Jim’s innocence, things go from bad to worse. Soon after the incident, Manny and Jim receive intimidating messages, and Jim is put in danger. To help his friend, Manny risks everything to try to learn who’s behind the threats and why they want to destroy Jim’s life.

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Dreams of Fire and Gods

Dreams of Fire and Gods | Book One - Three
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A Harmony Ink Press Title

A thousand years ago, two factions of gods, the Stronni and the Taaweh, nearly destroyed the Kingdom of Dasak by warring for the land and the frightened humans who lived there. Then suddenly the Taaweh vanished and the Stronni declared victory.

In the present day, tensions escalate between the emperor and his regent to the point of war, which will be nothing compared to the war that comes with the Taaweh's return. Join the regent's son and apprentice mage Sael and his vagabond lover Koreh as they dodge assassins, rescue the Taaweh queen, and be separated by death ;in their quest to save their world from being destroyed in another confrontation between the gods.

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Dillon Smith is so ready for the school year to be over, because he’ll get some relief from the gang that’s been pressuring him to join them. Unfortunately, when he stops for a soda, he’s implicated in the gang robbing a convenience store. Given his late father’s association with the gang, even his mother doesn’t believe him when he says he wants no part of it, and she sends him to live with his Uncle Bryan for the summer.

On the way to his uncle’s house in the country, he and Bryan rescue a hawk that was hit by a semitruck. They take it to some wildlife rehabbers living down the street, and they help open Dillon to experiences he never imagined.

When Dillon meets Scott, the son of the rehabbers, he falls in love, but the gang has a rough summer planned for him.

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The Sun Dragon

The Sun Dragon | Book One

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The Sun Dragon: Book One

It’s been many years since the beauty of dragons riding the wind disappeared from the skies, destroyed by the corrupt King Roland and his greedy minions.

Or were they?

Instead of killing the dragons, Roland transformed them into humans so they could mingle with his people and breed him an army. Teenage Allanah saves her friend Victoria from falling victim to his scheme with newly manifested magical abilities. Another surprise comes when Allanah’s first high school crush, Jason, reveals he’s been sent by a clandestine council of wizards to test Allanah and Victoria’s arcane talents. No one is more amazed than Allanah when, during her trial, she produces the world’s first light dragon.

Allanah might be the only hope not just for her best friend but also for the survival of all the world’s dragons. In addition to her monumental task, she struggles to understand her feelings between her new attraction to Cormac, the wizard general, and her emerging desire for a beautiful, forest-dwelling Igreefee girl named Dena.

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Like I Know Jack

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The Center | Book Three

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Sequel to If You Knew Jack

Jack is about to embark on a new mission. Agent Anna Baxter has tried his patience on previous assignments, and he expects more of the same. On the bright side, he’ll also be working with Leo McCormack.

The three agents must go undercover to insinuate themselves into a drug ring led by Gregor Slovik, and to do so, they must gain the trust of Gregor’s friend, high schooler Connor White. This creates a dilemma for Jack—Connor is gay, which gives Jack an opening to make a connection with him. But should he exploit it? Luckily Jack has Leo to turn to for advice and support, and together they try to avoid falling into the traps that arise during the mission. But Agent Baxter has an agenda of her own—one that forces Jack into a treacherous situation.

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High school senior Neil Darrien is a budding musical theater star. He has it all—a beautiful girlfriend, a scholarship at a prestigious school, and plenty of chances to showcase his talent. But when Zane Jeffrey comes to town and immediately lands a spot in the school show choir, Neil is jealous. What Neil didn’t count on, though, is Zane’s charm and humor, and the two soon become friends.

Melissa, Neil’s girlfriend, notices Zane monopolizing Neil and draws Neil into her church. There Neil discovers a situation he knows he needs to fix, but if he does, a deep, dark secret that could cost him his future career might come out.

When his relationship with Melissa becomes rocky, Neil is drawn to Zane in a way that is more than friendship.

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On the cusp of summer, angels—terrifying creatures of eyes and wings—have laid waste to human civilization, leaving a single survivor. Months later, Erika Cantor is alone in her hometown with no way to make sense of what’s happened. Then a strange radio broadcast lures her into the grim outside world, a ruined place reclaimed by nature and inhabited by demons.

She soon encounters Midori, a secretive girl with a fondness for the angels. Then there’s Gav, a strange boy determined to relentlessly follow Erika. He knows more than he should, but he refuses to answer any of Erika’s questions. The enigmatic Fex is even more of a mystery, and he shares his goals with no one.

While combing Vermont in search of any remains of world, Erika discovers that the horrific angels have plans for the rest of humanity—and she might play a part in whatever they’re plotting.

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Onwaachige the Dreamer

The Two-spirit Chronicles | Book Three

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Sequel to A Scout is Brave
The Two-spirit Chronicles: Book Three

Love can mean sacrifice. Joshua Ishkoday must decide if he can abandon the boy he loves in order to save him.

In the expansive and sometimes deadly northwoods of Wisconsin, Joshua must make a heartbreaking choice as he battles his greatest fears. His best friends, Mokwa and Little Deer, accompany him when a nightmare sends him on an adventure of self-discovery. But the three teenagers aren’t alone in the vast forest. Joshua realizes bizarre creatures called Memegwesi have not only been manipulating him through his dreams, but plan to use him in a mysterious plan of their own. Soon he’s fighting three enemies: the lethal storm headed their way, the mysterious beings appearing in his dreams, and most frightening of all, his mother’s hatred and bigotry.

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A Little Bit Langston

The Elusive Spark | Book One
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The Elusive Spark: Book One

Being different can be dangerous, and discovery can be deadly.

High school freshman James Kerr is finding out he’s not quite like his classmates. Around the time he realizes he’s attracted to his best friend, Paul Schmitz, James starts channeling a dead writer’s poetry and also discovers he has an ability to manipulate energy—a super power. Before James can figure out why this is happening to him, tragedy strikes in the form of Paul’s abusive father, and James is sent to a government-run school, The Paragon Academy, which specializes in juvenile paranormal research. There, he meets Lumen, the daughter of a famous Korean actress. Lumen's psychic ability might be the key to helping James understand both his poems and his own power.

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Loving Luke

Calling Anthony Parker | Book Two

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Calling Anthony Parker: Book Two

Peter Fritz has developed a morbid streak during the school break, and Anthony Parker and his best friend Rafe wonder why. They soon learn Peter met a boy named Luke on the Internet, and Peter and Luke had an online relationship before Luke died of AIDS.

Parker and Rafe turn to the Internet to learn more about Luke. There, they find many more questions than answers about their friend’s online relationship—and Luke himself.

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The Midnight Gardener

The Town of Superstition | Book One

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The Town of Superstition: Book One

At fifteen, Thaddeus Cane has moved thirty-two times with his father. Each time he’s displaced without explanation, Thaddeus loses any friends he’s made. The name of their latest town is Superstition, but it seems normal enough, with one exception.

Thaddeus’s bedroom window gives him a view into the beautiful gardens next door. Every night after dark, an attractive guy around Thaddeus’s age appears to tend the plants. When Thaddeus visits his neighbor, he discovers not only how deep his interest in the other man runs, but also that Teofil, the midnight gardener, isn’t human. He’s a garden gnome, a revelation that will lead to more secrets coming to light and an adventure unlike anything Thaddeus ever imagined.

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Gudsriki

Valhalla | Book Three

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Valhalla: Book Three

The end of the world has come, leaving Vibeke the sole survivor, alone in the desolation. She perseveres with only one goal in mind: to reunite with Violet, even if it means the destruction of what remains of the planet Earth. But the consequences might be even more catastrophic than Vibeke expects.

A faint light still burns in the darkness, though—a last hope for love flickering amidst the atrocities mankind has wrought and the pain still waiting in the future. But it lies at the end of a long and deadly road.

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