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“Church of the Graveyard Saints” introduces old flames reunited in southwestern Colorado

Protagonist Addie Decker's return to her hometown will reunite her with old boyfriend Colt. Here, author C. Joseph Greaves introduces him.

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In “Fake,” a high-school outsider describes her online metamorphosis

This excerpt from Donna Cooner's young adult novel explores the desire to create a glamorous fantasy identity when a teen girl struggles to accept herself as she is

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A rite of initiation provides a violent — but welcome — admission to an eternal bond

In this excerpt from "You Who Enter Here," author Erika T. Wurth introduces us to the prison gang culture so coveted by the protagonists of her novel

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A talented 16-year-old painter is given a chance to “merge minds” with a dying master. Should he take it?

Jim and Stephanie Kroepfl's young-adult tale of a plan to accelerate human development makes the opportunity sound enticing. But what are the ultimate costs?

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How a Colorado sci-fi and horror author found his way into the thriller genre with “The Extinction Agenda”

Michael Laurence combined his research from previous novels into an evil plot that would introduce a character whose exploits unfold in an evolving series

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Strangers on a plane: A man, a woman and a mutually intense feeling that they’ve met before

In "The Dead Girl in 2A," author Carter Wilson introduces the protagonists of a dark thriller in which we also learn of an unseen character behind their meeting

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Two women, haunted by tragedy, contend with nightmare voices from the past in a Colorado author’s book

Author Claire L. Fishback sets the stage for a story of secret societies, a malevolent deity and an eternal war

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How a traditional folk tune and five rewrites of a manuscript turned into a Colorado author’s “The Blood of Seven”

But it wasn't until author Claire L. Fishback discovered some ancient manuscripts that the story found its footing

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A Colorado author’s book introduces us to a gritty, reluctant superhero whose powers stretch the imagination

In this richly told tale by the late Colorado author Gary Reilly, you'll meet a protagonist from the mean streets, with some distinctive differences

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A Colorado man born to write. A nonstop imagination. A prolific, if underappreciated, body of work.

Publisher Mark Stevens explains the brilliance that made friends band together to bring the genre-stretching works of Gary Reilly to the public

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