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Happy Book Birthday, Broken Dreams!

At long last, the thrilling conclusion to the Broken Worlds Trilogy …

Happy Book Birthday, Shortcuts!

Congratulations to Amy Bearce and the release of her latest book, Shortcuts. Parker Mills is a psychic empath who has it all—until she doesn’t. “Shortcuts is a memorable speculative novel that begs for a sequel.” —Foreword Reviews, STARRED REVIEW “The story feels like a blend of Willo Davis Roberts’ nerdy-psychic classic The Girl with the Silver Eyes (1980) and the Stephen King novel Carrie (1980)” —Kirkus Reviews “The story moves along quickly with good character…

Cover Reveal for THE HIDDEN CODE!

We announced not long ago that we have a new P.J. Hoover book in the pipeline for Fall 2019, and now we have the cover and blurb to share with you! Eleven years ago, Hannah Hawkins’ parents disappeared while traveling abroad. Presumed dead, Hannah and her uncle are shocked when a letter from her mom arrives right after Hannah’s sixteenth birthday. By piecing together cryptic hints from the note and other clues left behind, Hannah…

New P.J. Hoover Book Coming in 2020!

The news is out via Publisher’s Weekly, so we can share it officially: We have a new P.J. Hoover book coming in 2020! The very first book we ever acquired and published here at CBAY was P.J.’s debut novel The Emerald Tablet, which is part of The Forgotten Worlds trilogy. The Emerald Tablet recently celebrated its 10th birthday with us, so it’s very fitting that we were able to secure another book with P.J. Homer’s Excellent…