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A collection of six folklore retellings that will twist your mind and claim your heart.

SHIMMER by Brinda Berry:
A heartbroken boy rescues a mermaid... but is it too late to save her?

BETWEEN by Karen Y. Bynum
is about a girl, a genie, and a ton of bad decisions.

SUNSET MOON by Laura Diamond:
Eloise doesn't believe in Native American magic--until the dreamcatcher spiders spin her down an unknown path.

THE MAKER by Jayne A. Knolls:
An incapacitated young man bent on revenge builds a creature to do it for him.

The story of a Maya goddess torn between duty and love, and the ultimate sacrifice she must make to achieve true happiness.

When a human girl risks everything to save the life of an Eternal prince, will their feelings for each other change the world they know, or tear it apart?
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Karen Y. Bynum is an author of young adult paranormal fantasy. She grew up in Hickory, North Carolina where mountains and magic surrounded her. Even as a child, she wrote her own faery tales and prattled incessantly to her imaginary friends.

After graduating from UNC Charlotte with a Bachelor.s degree in Mass Media Communications, she went on to become certified in culinary arts from The Art Institute of Charlotte. But it wasn't until her aerospace engineer husband accepted a job in Virginia and they relocated that she knew what she wanted to be when she grew up.

With the support of family and friends, Karen embarked on a journey with the voices in her head. They wouldn't stop talking (yes, she does answer back) and their stories took shape.

Karen enjoys reading, tweeting, writing and spending time with her husband and their spoiled rotten Vizsla named Rusty.

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Desire turned the gold rim of his eyes molten. Hesitation gone, he leaned into her, molded his hand to the back of her neck beneath her hair, urgently pulling her to him.

She surrendered to his touch, lost in the all-consuming feel of his lips on hers. Heat blazed through her. Wrapping her arms around his neck, she trembled against him. What if he backed away again? Could she handle another taste of his restraint? She wanted to scrub the word from her mind.

Quickly, she realized her worry was for nothing when she found herself being lowered onto the couch. He caressed her cheek, her neck, her shoulders. He didn.t stop touching her, and still she wanted more. If this moment could last forever, she would gladly give eternity a try...

~ karen Y. bynum