January 28th - 2pm
by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
1617. The sea around the remote Norwegian island of Vardo is thrown into a vicious storm. A young woman, Maren, watches as the men of the island, out fishing, perish in an instant.
Vardo is now a place of women . . .
Eighteen months later, a sinister figure arrives. Absalom Cornet has been summoned to bring the women of the island to heel. With him travels his young wife, Ursa.
In her new home, and in Maren, Ursa encounters something she has never seen before: independent women. But where Ursa finds happiness, even love, Absalom sees only a place flooded with a terrible evil, one he must root out at all costs . .
Feburary 11th - 2pm
"The Darkness Outside Us"
by Eliot Schrefer
Ambrose wakes up on the Coordinated Endeavor with no memory of a launch. There's more that doesn't add up: evidence indicates strangers have been on board, the ship's operating system is voiced by his mother, and his handsome, brooding shipmate has barricaded himself away. But nothing will stop Ambrose from making his mission succeed-not when he's rescuing his own sister.
In order to survive the ship's secrets, Ambrose and Kodiak will need to work together and learn to trust each other . . .
especially once they discover what they are truly up against. Love might be the only way to survive.