The Fire Within: Shedding Light on Trauma

THE FIRE WITHIN

SHEDDING LIGHT ON TRAUMA


22 AUTHORS.

22 PERSPECTIVES.

22 REASONS TO KEEP FIGHTING. 

Today we have a special spotlight feature for an incredible book put together by many incredible people. You can see more about the book at The Fire Within website, or purchase the book below.

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PTS(D) is for all people that experience traumatic events.

This book is a collection of opinions by members of the U.S. Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and the independent security contracting world. There are officers and enlisted members. There are authors who were infantry, medics, scouts, intelligence, support, forward observers, artillery, mortars and a SEAL. Some authors know each other like family. Others have no clue who any of the other authors are. Some were on the same deployment and others were deployed to completely different places in completely different years. We even have the point of view from a wife of a veteran and how she handled their struggle.

Their stories about war show how there’s a lot more to the diagnosis of PTS(D) than previously thought.

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HIDDEN MAGIC

(An Ancient Magic Novel #1)

by Stephany Wallace

Limited Time 99¢- Also in Kindle Unlimited

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How would you feel if you discovered magic was real, and the kind of powers that until now you’ve only read about are actually part of this world?

Cynwrig “Cyn” Bressall is a Celtic warrior with the unique ability to harness and wield Druid magic in a way never before seen. Making him the only Druid Warrior to ever exist. After surviving a horrible night that began the extinction of his race, Cyn has spent the last two thousand years searching for the only man that can lead the Order of the Druids and mend the scars marring his soul. Instead, his quest leads him to a woman whose essence is unlike anything he’s ever felt.

Orphaned as a baby and raised by her loving but over protective grandfather, twenty-three year old Briana “Bri” Anwell has led an isolated life. Friendless and stuck in a job with no prospect, the self proclaimed flower child finds solace in her only friends. Books. And imagines an adventurous life in a magical world where anything is possible.

So when a sexy stranger suddenly appears in her world as though he stepped out of her favorite story, she dismisses him as a figment of her imagination. But soon she realizes he’s so much more than he seems.

He signifies everything she’s fantasized about, but is there a place for her in his extraordinary world?

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STARBURST

(Women of the Grey #1)

by Carol James Marshall

Limited Time 99¢- Book 2 also on sale

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What do you do when you are living a lie?

Lisa only wants to follow orders from her mysterious leader, Superior Mother, and get back to life in The Grey. When she is sent on her first mission among the humans, Lisa realizes she is more human than Superior Mother led her to believe. In her first mission for the Women of the Grey Lisa begins to not only challenge her orders from Superior Mother but everything she has ever known. Defiant and on a quest for the truth Lisa will follow orders no more while she creates a path of her own.

Starburst book 1 in the Women of the Grey series is mysterious and a fascinatingly creepy coming-of-age tale. The Women of the Grey series is new adult with some horror and science fiction that focuses on the relationships The Women of the Grey have with humans. It is an emotional connection that will have the reader questioning the depth of their character and of those around them.
If you like books that are wrapped in mystery challenging you to read just one more page then Women of the Grey series is a thrilling read just for you.

Buy Starburst today to start the journey into the dark and disturbing world of The Grey.

 

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CHILDREN SHOULDN’T PLAY WITH DEAD THINGS

(Dead Things Series Book 2)

by Martina McAtee

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17 year old Ember Denning has made an art of isolating herself. She prefers the dead. She spends her days skipping school in old cemeteries and her nights hiding from her alcoholic father at the funeral home where she works. When her own father dies, Ember learns her whole life is a lie. Standing in the cemetery that’s been her sanctuary, she’s threatened by the most beautiful boy she’s ever seen and rescued by two people who claim to be her family. They say she’s special, that she has a supernatural gift like them…they just don’t know exactly what it is.

They take her to a small Florida town, where Ember’s life takes a turn for the weird. She’s living with her reaper cousins, an orphaned werewolf pack, a faery and a human genius. Ember’s powers are growing stronger, morphing into something bigger than anything anybody anticipated. Ember has questions but nobody has answers. Nobody knows what she is. They only know her mysterious magical gift is trying to kill them and that beautiful dangerous boy from the cemetery may be the only thing standing between her and death.

As Ember’s talents are revealed so are the secrets her father hid and those in power who would seek to destroy her. What’s worse, saving Ember has put her cousins in danger and turned her friend’s lives upside down. Ember must learn to embrace her magic or risk losing the family she’s pieced together.

 

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by Christopher Godsoe

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22 year old Miles Torvalds doesn’t need to cure cancer to save his mother’s life, he just needs to find a way to steal one and a half million dollars to pay for it.
In 2037, cancer isn’t an automatic death sentence if you can come up with the cash, but what is certain is that Miles will spend the rest of his life in prison if he’s caught. A chance encounter with an old flame introduces him to an enigmatic man named Atlas, and he just may be the answer to Miles’ prayers. Out of options, Miles accepts his offer of assistance, and Atlas promptly delivers a powerful tool-DJINN, an artificial intelligence crafted by the hacker collective Anonymous before the turn of the millennium.
To a sexually frustrated loner like Miles, the fact that they designed her as a flirtatious twentysomething only complicates matters. Together they will weave their way through the augmented reality darknet while eluding Tobin Maldovan, a former Black Ops operative and the FBI’s newest agent in the war on cyber crime, to save his mother.
Miles will learn that in a future where appearances are often misleading, trusting yourself is the only hope you have.
 

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DANGEROUS ALLY

(Long Shot Series Book 1)

by Michelle Grey

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Lacey Jordan is expecting dinner, and hopefully, an engagement announcement. Not her own, of course. After two serious screw-ups, she’s all but sworn off relationships. When she arrives at her father’s house to celebrate his future happiness though, he’s nowhere to be found.

As the hours pass, the worst scenarios Lacey’s mind can conjure send her rushing into action. However, reality proves even more frightening as she discovers that her father’s recent scientific breakthrough is one that people would kill for. To make matters worse, the source of the information is the one person she’d hoped to never see again.
Caleb Mansfield, her father’s former protégé and her former lover, needs Lacey’s cooperation, and the very trust he’d stolen years before. But Lacey can’t be certain if Caleb’s working with her or against her.

Running out of time, she has nowhere else to turn. As the trail leading to her father narrows, Lacey becomes a target, risking her life to save him. Too late, she understands that with Caleb back in her life, she’s risking her heart as well.

 

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WOLF MOON

(A Grazi Kelly Novel)

by C.D. Gorri

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“Hi. My name is Grazi Kelly. There are things I know are true and things that I never would have guessed. First, demons and witches exist and they are evil. Second, the world is up for grabs and the witches are getting their minions ready. Third, I’m a werewolf and it’s my job to stop them.”

High school sophomore Grazi Kelly leads an ordinary life in the suburbs of New Jersey helping her grandmother with chores and attending Catholic school. Things are pretty good except for her bullying cousin and the rest of the obnoxious cheer team.

Things take a frightening turn when the night of the full moon arrives and the bodies start piling up. Grazi learns that she is different in ways she never expected.

Torn between Sebastian, the school soccer star and Ronan, a foreign exchange student who shares her secret. She must uncover the identity behind the mysterious attacker, but is she ready for the entire truth?

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THUNDER HORIZON

(Dark Sun Dawn Book 2)

by Stephen Zimmer

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A deadly menace stalks the shadows of the lands to the north, stirring the winds of war. Farther south, the power of the Teveren Empire spreads with every passing day, empowered by dark sorcery. Formidable legions bent on conquest are on the march, slavery and subjugation following in their wake.

Within the rising maelstrom, Rayden Valkyrie has returned to the Gessa, to stand with the tribe that once took her into their care as a child. No amount of jewels or coin can sway her, nor can the great power of her adversaries intimidate her.

With a sword blade in her right hand and axe in her left, Rayden confronts foes both supernatural and of flesh and blood. Horrific revelations and tremendous risks loom; some that will see Rayden’s survival in the gravest of peril.

Even if Rayden and the Gessa survive the trials plaguing their lands, the thunder of an even darker storm booms across the far horizon.

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CONJURED HEARTS

by Tawnya Jenkins

New release $2.99

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In darkness the moon will rise and turn to blood, with it will come both life and power. It is a time we celebrate the new and honor the bonds that make our survival possible. That’s what I used to believe anyways. For me it has brought nothing but deceit and destruction.
My story begins nineteen years ago, when a choice was made that forever altered my life. You wouldn’t think one simple choice could impact someone so much that they never really had a chance of being themselves; well, you’re wrong. I don’t even know who I am now, or how I got to this place where nothing in my life makes sense. The two people I thought I could trust, my parents, ironically are the ones responsible for this chaos my life is in now. They are responsible for all the times I have struggled to remain in control, they are responsible for the lives that have been lost due to their careless deciscion; and I am the one left to live with it, the blood is on my hands. How do I rebuild from here? How can I possibly trust them or anyone again?
At least there is one light in my life to help guide me through the turmoil erupting around me and for him and only him I will forever be indebted to fate and will fight for my place in this world. My name is Allison Pierce and this is my story.
 

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BROKEN SOULS

(A Runes Universe Novella – Kindle Worlds)

by Jennifer Malone Wright

$1.99

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The battle against the rebel Immortals cost the Witches many lives, and Ivy’s mother was among them. The grief and anger that were born inside her that day, soon turned into a hatred for all Immortals. Instead of finding a way to let go, she nurtured it with time.

A year later, ready to take on the world and filled with excitement about her new adventure, Ivy is finally off to college after being homeschooled her whole life. But the one thing she didn’t expect, happened. She attracted the attention of a fighter and his Immortal friend when she inadvertently stumbled into an underground fight.

Dustin grew up being tossed from foster home to foster home and fighting to survive… literally. While his friends ended up turning to crime and drugs, Dustin used his fists and fought for cash instead of stealing. The ring became his release and the one thing in life that made him feel as if he were actually alive.

He vowed he wouldn’t follow in the footsteps of the many who came before him. He got a job, took online college classes, and worked his way up in the world. He swore to never let anything get in the way of his plans for success. Until she came along. A pretty girl who didn’t belong in his world, yet he couldn’t get her out of his mind.

Fate has not been kind to these broken souls and it has yet to deal them the final blow. Will they ever be able to find peace within themselves, or will peace come from each other.

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SON OF WAR

(A Sphinx Companion Story)

by Raye Wagner

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Heroes aren’t born; they are chiseled and sculpted from the harshest challenges and rise to the top.

Trained by his father to be a lethal assassin, Xan is part of an elite team of demigods known as kynigόs. He’s well-respected, and he’s earned it. But when the arrogant sons of Apollo tag along on a routine assignment, an easy kill turns deadly.

Broken and betrayed, Xan is forced to recuperate at the conservatory after the vicious attack. Surrounded by lazy and incompetent demigods, he can’t wait to escape. But first, he’ll have to face the charges against him.

Join Xan as he fights monsters, demigods, and treachery on his journey to become far more than he’d ever believed possible.

Son of War is an engrossing, fast-paced adventure. Blending urban fantasy and Greek mythology, this short story is perfect for readers who love action and intrigue.

This is a companion story to The Sphinx series, however it can be enjoyed independently.

An exclusive excerpt for Daughter of Darkness is also included.

 

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THE OATH SAGA:

WHISPERING WIND

by Karin Reeve & Jolie Marvin

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Bound by destiny and a love that conquers all, with an oath sworn in blood…

Born of a unique race called Gaias, sixteen-year-old Taryn Malone has been blessed with extraordinary abilities, including one that was believed to have been eradicated centuries ago. This gift must remain hidden, or her entire species will perceive her as a threat. Upon her move to Williams, Arizona the woods on the mountainside become a refuge, the place where she can let her power flow free.

Skin Walker, Larkin Taylor has dreamt of the same girl since his twelfth birthday. While on a run in his wolf form, he catches the scent of something overwhelmingly powerful. When Larkin comes face-to-face with his dream girl, he is astounded to find that she is real. Desperate to be close to her, he joins her as the wolf where he witnesses first-hand the true depths of her gifts. Though he should destroy her for what she is, he finds himself struggling with a fierce need to protect her and the secrets she harbors. His own secrets are threatened when his former best friend bumps into Taryn at the local café.

Keiryn Falcon is instantly smitten with the new girl in town when sparks, quite literally, fly between the two as she brushes past him. The moment she is out of sight he takes to the skies in hawk form to follow. When he spies Larkin jumping down from her bedroom window, Keiryn sees nothing but red, knowing what kind of a monster lurks within the black dog. Bearing the physical scars that Larkin inflicted on him five years ago, Keiryn pledges to keep Taryn from falling victim to the same fate.

While her heart wages a constant war between the boy that is bound to protect her and the one she shares a deep, inexplicable connection with; who will she choose, and will that choice destroy them all?

 

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STARBURST

(Women of the Grey Book 1)

by Carol James Marshall

Audio Version Available Now!

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What do you do when you are living a lie?

Lisa only wants to follow orders from her mysterious leader, Superior Mother, and get back to life in The Grey. When she is sent on her first mission among the humans, Lisa realizes she is more human than Superior Mother led her to believe. In her first mission for the Women of the Grey Lisa begins to not only challenge her orders from Superior Mother but everything she has ever known. Defiant and on a quest for the truth Lisa will follow orders no more while she creates a path of her own.

Starburst, book one in the Women of the Grey series, is mysterious and a fascinatingly creepy coming-of-age tale. The Women of the Grey series is new adult with some horror and science fiction that focuses on the relationships The Women of the Grey have with humans. It is an emotional connection that will have the listener questioning the depth of their character and of those around them.

If you like books that are wrapped in mystery challenging you to stop listening then Women of the Grey series is a thrilling audiobook just for you.

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SCENT OF BRIMSTONE

(Trenton Investigations Book 1)

by Felicia Beasley

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There are two things in this world I hate most: injustice and slimy politicians.

When the mouth-breather governor, an incubus that makes my skin crawl, tries to hire me to find his human wife, I’m tempted to kick him back to his blood-bought mansion. But then said wife turns out to be my former best friend—a woman I once betrayed—and I can’t say no. I didn’t expect to find her gripping a bloody blade, a dead incubus at her feet.

The demons are howling for her blood. I don’t blame them, but she’s innocent. I know it in my bones. Proving it, however, might be the death of me.

Finding her was the easy part. Keeping her alive? That’s gonna be a bitch.

Veronica Mars meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer in this paranormal mystery with attitude.

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MAKE TIME FOR LOVE

(A Time Travel Romance Collection)

by Collected Authors

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Love. Passion. No Boundaries.

How far would you go to find true love? Slip into time and discover endless desire crossing the decades with a carefully curated collection of time traveling tales.

Allow these steamy stories to seduce you. Make Time For Love!

Collection includes:
Goddess of Time by New York Times Bestselling author Monica Corwin
Separated From My Love by USA Today Bestselling author Dawn Brower
Flashed Back by Amy L. Gale
Time Will Tell by Sybil Shae
Anita – A Heroine of Two Worlds by Liz Gavin
A Dragon’s Heart by Tina Glasneck
It Started with a Slip by Gina Wynn
Kali by Tracy Ellen
Beyond the Ashes by Kaiden Klein

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PAID IN FULL

(The Jax Rhoades Series Book 2)

by Rachel Rawlings

$3.99 Also in Kindle Unlimited

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Demon hunter, Jax is back battling the beasts of Hell in Baltimore’s underbelly. Dealing with the Devil is as dangerous as ever, especially when your immortal soul is on the line.
But that’s nothing compared to the Angels.
Charged with finding the one relic that can end her life, Jax puts her faith in the only man she can trust – the Sin Eater.
Dane swore to protect her, but can he save her from herself and her personal demons?
Caught between Heaven and Hell, Jax’s next move might just be her last.

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REBIRTH

(Dream of the Vampire Book 1)

by Annalise Clark

99¢ Also in Kindle Unlimited

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No one knows what happens when a vampire has years of her life erased…

Mira was a normal 16-year-old girl before the accident that killed her parents and took away her memories.

Then the dreams began. Nightmares. Visions of a young woman who looked just like her but was… different, like a wiser, more mature version of herself. And were those… fangs?

She thought they were just dreams…

So why did they feel so familiar, like memories of a life now lost? Her only solace was her loyal best friend, Lori, and her handsome boyfriend, Dimitri.

Dimitri knew more than he let on…

The fate of humanity and the vampires hung in the balance and time was ticking. Will she get her memories back in time to help save the world?

It was time. A vampire would be reborn.

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A DRAGON’S DESTINY

(Dragons Book 1)

by Tina Glasneck

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A dragon, a hapless hero, a kick-ass heroine and destiny meet in this fiery, time traveling adventure.

After all, curses are destined to be broken…

In this first book of the Dragons series, time travel and fantasy weave together in a fast-paced, funny, yet deeply moving romance.

Jaz has always felt like a fish out of water in modern America. When a chance discovery leads her to realize she is actually a dragon, she travels to a parallel plane. It is here she must seek her true destiny. In this distant time and place, Jaz discovers that Erich, the man she secretly lusts after in modern times, is the Dark Knight. He’s ruthlessly extinguishing the ancient Norse religion.

Could it be that Erich, the merciless knight, is the beloved Jaz must find to release her dragon heart?

 

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DISCOVERING APRIL

(The Discovering Trilogy Book 1)

by Sheena Hutchinson

99¢ Also in Kindle Unlimited

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April Landau thinks she has everything she’s ever wanted. Her high school sweetheart, a house she can’t afford, her bipolar tabby cat, and she’s all set to begin her Junior year of college. Just when she least expects it, her life gets thrown for a loop. When things between her and her long time boyfriend unravel, she becomes stuck in a downward spiral of emotion. Finally, opening her eyes to the fact that she may have given up more than she ever could have imagined in this relationship. She finds herself struggling to keep her head above water.

Enter April’s next door neighbor— Jared Hoffman. He’s her complete opposite. A high school drop out who was forced to take over his parent’s business after their untimely death. It’s no surprise this tragedy affected him greatly, causing him to recede almost completely from society.

But he has one secret. A secret he’s been carrying around for years.

What happens when their worlds collide? Can an old friendship be the one thing that brings these two back to life?

A New Adult love story filled with drama, sex, death, and the complications of all the above.

* This is the first book in the Discovering Trilogy (chronologically). Each can be read as their own novels with individual stories. But, the cast of characters will overlap throughout each book. *

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UNCOVERING OFFICER SMITH

(The Discovering Trilogy Book 2)

by Sheena Hutchinson

99¢ Also in Kindle Unlimited

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John Smith has been hurt before by a mysterious blonde that tumbles out of his cop car. Since she stomped on his heart, he’s made sure he’ll never feel that way again. He has developed two rules: Never more than one night and never a blonde.

The nerdy and conservative Becca Swanson has a plan for her life: college, law school, and rule the world. Nothing and no one will get in her way. That is, until she wakes up in a stranger’s bedroom with no recollection of the night before.

This one tumultuous night caused these two to cross paths. Becca is everything John told himself he didn’t need. Smart, sexy, and — blonde. When she becomes the victim of one of his cases he finally can’t deny the connection anymore. Worst of all, he’s beginning to fall harder than ever before.

It throws his rules and her plans out the window. Could it have been fate? Or will it become the biggest mistake either of them has ever made?

 

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