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Indie Author Fringe LBF 2017 Book Description Competition Entries

They say that the last few hundred words are always the hardest for a writer to create. That means your book description. How can you distill down your 100,000 word work of genius into a few sparse lines?

Well – take a look at the entries below and see if these authors have succeeded.

And if you want to enter your own description click here.

The Flame of the North

Ten-year-old Mica hates the cold. Yet he’s bound by duty—and prophecy—to rule over the City of Winter as his grandfather’s heir. All signs seem to indicate that something is wrong and the reappearance of the Yuki-Onna in the Painted Hall ...
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Counterfeit!

Fake medicine kills. No-one is safe. Regulator Suzanne Jones’ mission to stop counterfeiting in Africa becomes personal when a friend buys a bottle of fake cough syrup with tragic consequences. But her investigations bring danger ever closer. In Uganda ...
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Gorgito’s Ice Rink

Two small boys grieving for lost sisters — torn between family and other loves. Can the fulfilment of one promise make up for the failure to keep an earlier one? When Gorgito Tabatadze sees his sister run off with a ...
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Kiss Me at Last

What's better than wine, chocolate and a little renovation magic? A sweet and sexy matchup between a handsome, hammer-swinging contractor, Sean McMallory, and a flirty and stubborn champagne bar owner, Melinda York, who's in a remodel pickle! Kiss Me at ...
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The Planck Factor

On a dare, grad student Jessica Evans writes a thriller, creating a nightmare scenario based upon the theory that the speed of light is not a constant—one that has a dark application. Her protagonist (the fiancé of a scientist killed ...
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Songs Of Harmony

A planet of psychics. A man with no memory. Being different might just save the world… From the moment he was dumped on the planet Harmony, Javin struggled to fit in. Not only was his memory wiped from day one, ...
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Renaissance

It’s never too late to reinvent yourself. Tucked away in the desert is Palm Lakes Senior Community, a gated retirement village full of secrets and second chances. Every day the residents in Palm Lakes wake up with the opportunity to ...
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Celebrating Grandmothers

THE book for grandmothers about grandmothers and by grandmothers Becoming a grandmother is both exciting and challenging. In this book, 27 women describe – in their own words – how they responded to the many new pleasures and demands of ...
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The Ragnarök Chronicles

For Ragnarök will be completed.... Nothing marks Cassandra out—except her visions. She’d only ever seen small, insignificant things. That is until the strange frost arrives. With her normal life turned upside down, Cassandra is plunged into an extraordinary and terrifying ...
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The Last Pagan

Beshi visits a girlfriend in company of his friend Udom. A lion appears from a nearby bush. Beshi runs into a room. The lion devours Udom and sniffs out Beshi, drags him outside and heads back into the bush. Beshi ...
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Coexist

Jane Hays has been told all her life that it’s dangerous to be out in the forest past sundown. At fifteen, she’s quite sure that it’s all old wives’ tales... yet, why does her village bar the gates every night? ...
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The Clone’s Mother

Kate finally has a date! He’s far more than she ever hoped for. But when her simplistic life unravels, and people she loves are murdered, she suspects her new boyfriend may be involved. But if she confronts him and if ...
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Giving Voice to Dawn

“Believing in reincarnation is so much kinder, you know.” I was pressed into a window seat on a DC Metro train screaming along the Red Line from Montgomery County to downtown when Mick dropped his bombshell in my ear. I ...
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That Still and Whispering Place

The tragedy tore them apart. How does a family survive the loss of a child? Alone again, desperate to pick up the pieces of her life, Claire returns to Bohenna, the small Cornish village where she grew up, married and ...
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Silent Faces, Painted Ghosts

Terri Challoner is a young London art curator - talented, ambitious and defensive. Brought up by her moody and taciturn father, her family’s past is a series of faceless blanks. Peter Stedding is an acclaimed and ageing portrait painter - ...
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Deep Water, Thin Ice

When her husband, Simon - a flamboyant conductor - kills himself, Alex is mortified that she failed to see it coming. Confused, guilt-ridden and grieving, she escapes to Hillen Hall, an old house by the coast in Devon, abandoning her ...
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Detour

It's February, 1993, and trucker Archie “Super Man” Harlanson is traveling to New York's Hudson Valley with misgivings. He's eager to see his girlfriend Debbie, but her elitist parents? Not so much. When he ends up at the family home, ...
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The Zen Detective

On the road to Zen enlightenment, homicide detective Will Mansion takes a seductive detour down the path to perdition. When a bust goes terribly wrong, Paradise City detective Will Mansion nearly dies while saving his partner. On leave, Will seeks ...
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The Secret Billionaire

The Secret Billionaire By Teymour Shahabi March 24. Billionaire Lyndon Surway takes off in his private plane and never returns. His will leaves the entirety of his wealth—one of the largest fortunes in history—to his “dear friend Lucian Baker.” Only ...
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Of Foster Homes and Flies

A neglected 12-year-old boy does nothing to report the death of his mother in order to compete in a spelling bee. A tragic coming-of-age tale of horror and drama in the setting of a hot New Orleans summer ...
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Shadow Whispers (The Light Keepers Trilogy #3)

There are fates worse than death… Victoria and her family are desperate to move on with their lives and put their dark memories behind them. But just because things appear calm doesn’t mean the dark shadows are not there—in fact, ...
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Eternal Darkness (The Light Keepers Trilogy #2)

There is something brewing in the town of Blackheath…something dark and ancient with the power to change the world forever. Victoria knows that she should leave the past where it belongs—buried and forgotten—but her intuition tells her otherwise. She knows ...
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In the Dark of Light (The Light Keepers Trilogy #1)

A dark secret, a chilling past, and a terrifying future. When Victoria discovers a shocking secret at her grandmother’s funeral, everything she has ever known is suddenly thrown into question. As she hunts for the truth about her family’s past, ...
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DECIDE

In a world blinded by oppression, humanity is on the brink of destruction—and Elizabeth Dart has been chosen… The year is 2047. Elizabeth lives a monotonous life in Detroit, a city that is the glowing pride of the Global Federation: ...
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Love Hard Love Deep

A former marine now turned corporate business owner, Richard “Rick” Thorne never did anything half-assed. He was an all or nothing kind of guy. Always had been. So giving his heart to the woman he loved was a no-brainer. She ...
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The Knight’s Order (Knights of Mythreth Book 1)

Aden wanted adventure. Now, he only wants answers. The day had been like any other. Another successful mission with Guardian Brant Cormell. Aden Fendrie was one step closer to knighthood. And then… Goblins. People thought they were mere legend, whispered ...
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The Longest Road: A Whinburg Township Amish novel

“Forgiveness is the longest road, yet it is the shortest distance between two hearts.” —Whinburg Amish proverb Thirteen years ago, two little Amish girls disappeared from an orchard in Whinburg Township, Pennsylvania. It was just a blip on the TV news ...
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Fields of Air: A steampunk adventure novel

Her father started a war. She intends to stop it. Her father may have sacrificed his own life to save hers, but heiress Gloria Meriwether-Astor is finding it difficult to forgive him. After all, how many young ladies of her ...
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The Jøssing Affair

British-trained Norwegian intelligence agent Tore Haugland has enough worries when he is sent to a tiny fishing hamlet on the west coast of Norway to set up a line to receive arms and agents from England via the “Shetland Bus.” ...
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Emotionless

Elias is a changeling, a man without hormones, emotionless. Emotional Modification Therapy has made logic and reason powerful, but new information questions the validity of the process. Elias has no desires. It wouldn’t be natural. Until a woman, Aloisa, walks ...
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The Sacred Flame

Duty or love? Dedication or passion? What if that choice cost you everything? It is the year 216 BC. Livia is a Vestal Virgin, a priestess of the goddess Vesta sworn to keep Rome safe through the obligations of duty, ...
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Even More Ketchup than Salsa: The Final Dollop

If the first six months of running the Smugglers Tavern had been a baptism of fire, the subsequent years were about as much fun as bobbing for apples in a vat of acid. Having swapped the tin roof of a ...
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More Ketchup than Salsa

When Joe and his girlfriend Joy decide to trade in their life on a cold Lancashire fish market to run a bar in the Tenerife sunshine, they anticipate a paradise of sea, sand and siestas. Little did they expect their ...
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Luna Rising

"Selene Castrovilla is a writer worth watching." —Jacqueline Woodson, author of Another Brooklyn, 2016 National Book Award Finalist, Fiction Forty-plus years after Erica Jong’s Fear of Flying comes Luna Rising: a digital-age tell-all tale for women searching for love—and for ...
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The Winter Queen’s Dragon

What’s a heroine to do when her dragon captor is not only her enemy’s best defense—but is also the man of her dreams? Deep in the north of the fae world of Underhill, Siobhan has been frozen for a hundred ...
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The Worst Country in the World

In 1787 a handful of people - convicts, marines and government officials - sail across the world to settle a new colony and call it New South Wales. In 1801 Mary Pitt, a widow with five children, migrates to New ...
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The Unlikely Adventures of Claudia Faraday

It got better, in time, though if she were to be truthful it always felt more of a duty than a pleasure: a little like homework, satisfying when over, and done well, but never exactly enjoyable. But then nobody had ...
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War, Spies, and Bobby Sox: Stories about World War Two at Home

As World War II rages across Europe and the Pacific, its impact ripples through communities in the heartland of America. A farm girl is locked in a dangerous love triangle with two Germans POWs in an Illinois camp ... Another ...
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Spiral (The Salzburg Saga, Book One)

One plane crash. One extraordinary faith. One million lies.  Book 1 of The Salzburg Saga Left to raise her three younger siblings at the tender age of seventeen, Nina Bishop is accustomed to solving problems. Now that she and two ...
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Staying Grounded

Graham Riley enjoys the laidback freedom of a pilot’s life—until one choice puts his career in jeopardy… Graham loves his job—it allows him to escape his troubled past and the stigma of being a murderer’s son. But after an altercation ...
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The Prince’s Son

Nessa Haddo has been raised to pursue what every young noblewoman needs: a suitable husband. Unfortunately for her, as a younger twin, her prospects are limited. Things start to look up when she lays eyes on the handsome foreign envoy ...
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Desprite Measures – a Caledonian Sprite novel

On the surface she's a cute and feisty blonde fitness coach. But Cassiopeia Lake has a secret: she's really a force of nature – an elemental. Scottish water sprite, Cassie, lives in human guise with her selkie boyfriend. It's all ...
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The Prince’s Man

Rustam Chalice, dance tutor, gigolo and spy, loves his life just the way it is, so when the kingdom he serves is threatened from within, he leaps into action. Only trouble is, the spy master, Prince Hal, teams him up ...
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When Secrets Become Lies

Life can throw a curve that changes your entire future. Philippa learns that she may not be who she was raised to be. When her parents are killed in a tragic accident no record of her birth can be found ...
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Soul Food

A woman dead in a derelict hotel. Hardly an unusual sight working homicide. Already under IA scrutiny, Blake must hunt the killer through a maze of cults, criminals, fake mediums, and things whose existence makes him question his sanity. All ...
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My Years of Magical Thinking

Lionel Snell is, in my opinion, the most lucid, coherent and insightful intellect to emerge from British occultism for some several decades, and in My Years of Magical Thinking he presents his most considered and powerfully reasoned work to date ...
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Angel Caste Book 1 – Angel Blood

Viv is on day release from jail to attend the funeral of the drunken thug she thinks is her father, when a stranger appears at the grave and offers to reunite her with the mother she believes dead. Desperate to ...
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A Million Bodies

When Professor Arthur Miles finishes his physics lecture on the meaning of time, Iris, his most rebellious student, argues against his definition of time arrow. Miles sticks to his guns, until the heated conversation with Iris takes an unexpected turn, ...
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Heart Hunter

Fleet is a young Sceadu hunter, strong, fast and fearless. She hunts deep into the forests and frigid, snowy wastelands in search of meat for her people. The seasons have faltered, robbing the rivers of water and fish, and plunging ...
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The Emerald Serpent

Etaine is an Eadar Ranger: white-skinned, black-haired and emerald-eyed. Sworn to protect, she fights the Fada, religious zealots determined to replace the Eadar’s Serpent Goddess with their own gods of stone. When the Ranger bands come together and Etaine meets ...
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A Time To Every Purpose

What if Jesus hadn't been crucified? For two thousand years the religions of earth have been united in peace and harmony, and humanity enveloped in Nirvana. But in the early decades of the twentieth century, natural disasters, famine, disease and ...
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Feud

In 1459 England stands on the brink of chaos. The most powerful nobleman in the land, Richard of York, and the weak king, Henry of Lancaster, prepare to settle their differences on the battlefield. As the rule of law breaks ...
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Flight Path

Kara Wright and Tien Tran, combat veterans of an elite intelligence unit, now make their living as Private Investigators. Often working the mundane, just occasionally they get to use all their former training. "I'd like you to make sure the ...
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Lethal Discoveries

After walking out of a traumatic past, Iris plays with science at in a cutting edge lab. Iris is innocent but her games are not, and when she comes up with a discovery worth big bucks the chessboard turns into ...
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The Mediator

“The Mediator” is a tale about unconfessed desires, power and self-destruction, hatred and love, and, above all, about imagination and its ability to mould reality.  In an unexpected night at a hotel on 5th Street, NY, Iris elicits a confession ...
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Article Three

Trust can get you killed - and trust can keep you alive. In a world where the System governs everything, Ava’s a rebel – one who can control other people’s thoughts with her mind. As part of a resistance movement ...
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Angels Bleed

Array Hours A remote country house. A dead body in a blood spattered drawing room. A 6ft square container next to the body. Array hours A padded cell. A single chair bolted to the floor. A woman bound hand and ...
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The City of Refuge

Once the glory of Akhenaten's reign, the imperial city of Akhet-Aten now lies tangled in the raveled ends of old plots; wrecked, abandoned and rumored to be cursed. When Commander Khonsu is assigned to escort a royal delegation to the ...
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L-2011 (Future of London #1)

The Revolution Will Be Televised, Retweeted And Liked August 2011 The London riots, coordinated by technology and social media, have brought the city to its knees. Buildings are burning. Shops are being looted. Homes and businesses are destroyed. Two alternative ...
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Lifeform Three

Misty woods; abandoned towns; secrets in the landscape; a forbidden life by night; the scent of bygone days; a past that lies below the surface; and a door in a dream that seems to hold the answers. ...
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My Memories of a Future Life

My Memories of a Future Life is the story of Carol, a musician who finds herself living another haunting life in the future. She’s a gifted pianist who has never needed anything but her talent – until a mysterious injury ...
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Turner

Some Islands Don't Welcome Visitors. An isolated Welsh island seemed like the perfect escape for a convict on the run, a jilted woman, and a policeman seeking a quiet life. When the surly locals turn to murderous violence the three ...
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Harvest Festival

How Far Would You Go To Save Your Family? First the birds went quiet. Then the evening sky filled with strange clouds that trapped the heat below. Now Callum wakes, dripping in sweat. Something has come to his isolated Welsh ...
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They Move Below

Sixteen Tense Tales. One Sleepless Night. Horror lives in the shadows. It exists under the earth’s surface in ancient caves; below the vast sea’s undulating waves; under dense forest cover; within a storm’s thick, rolling clouds; downstairs in our homes, ...
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