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The Teen Titans make up an organization of youngsters banded to fight crime. Starting as a lot of sidekicks looking to distinguish themselves from mentors, they would go on to expand into a worldwide establishment. Garfield Logan contracted a rare illness cured by a serum from a green monkey, which had the unintended effect of turning his skin green and granting shapeshifting powers. Beast Boy has the ability to morph into any animal he knows of, even extinct and alien ones, and can stay in animal form indefinitely. The only daughter of the demon Trigon, Rachel Roth is a sleeper agent of the Teen Titans. Raven has a host of unique abilities; she can generate darkness from herself and project it forward to attack  and constantly feels all the emotions of others, which she must keep under control. Born a princess, Koriand’r lands on Earth, unused to our culture and confused by mannerisms. Starfire can project “starbolts" that burn and assimilate languages through contact. Victor Stone was an athlete at odds with his father. Caught in an explosion, he becomes Cyborg. With cybernetic enhancements, he has superhuman strength and an ability to interface with computers. He can reshape parts of his body into weapons and tech; his arsenal includes a laser attachment, grappling hooks, infrared eyepiece, sonic disruptor, and EMP pulse cannons. Furthermore, Cyborg can open boom tubes to and from almost any point in the multiverse. Moving out of the shadow of Batman, Richard John Grayson, known as Robin, forms the Teen Titans. Although he has no powers, he is a prodigious acrobat, possessing a peak human level of agility. Due to his training, he is a master martial artist and detective, said to only be second to the Dark Knight. Furthermore, with access to the finest education as the ward of Bruce Wayne, Robin speaks FLUENT English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, German, Swahili, AND has some knowledge of the alien language of Tamaran.

TEEN TITANS, by Meder Taabaldiev.

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Today I’m raising awareness for Batten disease👭 Two sisters, age 2 and 4, have both been diagnosed with this life-limiting illness. One of these precious little girls, Charlotte, is a student in my best friend, Brittany’s preschool class. I have followed the heartbreaking story of Charlotte’s condition and sadly, she has started showing signs of regression😔 There is still hope for these sisters - help me fund research to cure this rare terminal disease! Please donate just $1 using the link in my profile ( so together we can #CureBatten

(2/3) “Sterling is the sanest one in our family. He’s our leader. He gets to be himself. If we were ourselves, we’d be rather useless because all the time we feel like disintegrating. We call him the Love Bug. He is always loving and happy. Every morning he sings a song while we walk down the driveway. It goes: ‘Another new day, coming my way! I can’t wait to go to school today!’ I look at him and think, ‘What is my problem?’ Then I tell myself, ‘Just follow the leader.’”

As we learn the stories of doctors, nurses, and patients such as Sterling, we are raising money to research and cure the rare pediatric cancers they are battling against. So far over 8,500 people have donated and we’ve raised over $300,000. Thanks to all of you. Even if only one percent of the people following this page were to make a donation, that would amount to nearly 200,000 donations and over six million dollars. So please consider being counted. Many children come to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center when they are out of options, and new options must be invented. The study of rare cancers involves small and relentless teams of researchers. Life-saving breakthroughs are made on very tight budgets. So your donations will make a difference. They may save a life. Please consider being counted:

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Fitz hung up the phone with a clack. What was it with people? Why did everyone think he and Simmons were dating? They were roommates and best friends! That was all! 

He’d just had to tell Daisy again that they weren’t dating. She’d mentioned something about a rumor she’d heard about Trip’s party a few weeks ago. He couldn’t really remember it, he’d been smashed—but what difference did that make? Some ridiculous party at Trip’s place didn’t make them dating suddenly.

Jemma was beautiful but that was just another aspect of his best friend that he admired—in a completely platonic way, of course. She had so much more to her than that—intelligence, compassion, kindness, loyalty, and selflessness. She worked on curing rare diseases in her spare time, for heaven’s sake! She was amazing. But they were friends and nothing more.

Fitz was making risotto when Jemma got home since it was his night to cook. As soon as he saw her in the kitchen archway, he gave her a hug because she looked so tired. 

“Tough day? You look knackered. Want to crash in front of the telly with dinner and a film?” he asked sympathetically, stroking her back while he stirred the risotto. 

2016 Publication Calendar

We shared our entire 2016 publication calendar in our Publisher’s Spotlight this morning at #RT16.  We had hoped to share it live with you via Periscope, but wifi would not cooperate, so instead we’ll share it here.

BLACK DUST    by Lynn Charles

Fifteen years after a car crash claimed the life of their friend and ultimately destroyed their relationship, former lovers reconnect and take a second chance at love.

THE BETTER TO KISS YOU WITH    by Michelle Osgood

The moderator of an online werewolf role-playing falls for the enigmatic woman who lives upstairs, who seems to know more about this community than she had realized.

IN THE PRESENT TENSE    by Carrie Pack

When a man wakes up and discovers he has been time traveling and is now married to a woman, he searches for his high school boyfriend and a cure for his rare condition.

SET ME FREE    by Kitty Stephens

When an affluent college-bound boy falls for a young artist, he must choose between the life that’s been mapped out for him and the chance at true love. YA fiction from Duet Books. 

by K.E. Belledonne

Their wedding approaching, a man gets caught up in the demands of a cheeky wedding planning app. Will his Groomzilla ways interfere with their happily ever after?

INTO THE BLUE    by Pene Henson

Two surfers, friends since childhood, face changes in their relationship—and new feelings for each other—when one of them earns a chance to pursue his pro surfing aspirations. 

WITH OR WITHOUT YOU    by Zane Riley

(Cover Reveal Coming Soon)

In the sequel to Go Your Own Way, Will and Lennox navigate the tumultuous waters of a new relationship and their plans for the future.

BURNING TRACKS    by Lilah Suzanne

In Book Two of the Spotlight Series, Gwen and her wife Flora adjust to their new life in Nashville, as Gwen’s work with music superstar Clementine causes her to second-guess her relationship. Meanwhile, Nico and his partner, reformed bad-boy musican Grady, face future-based uncertainties of their own.

SIDESHOW    by Amy Stilgenbauer

After spurning the affections of her ex-boyfriend, a woman seeks refuge with a traveling carnival, where she finds community and falls for the sideshow strongwoman.



The daughter of superheroes unknowingly accepts an internship with the town’s most heinous supervillain, uncovering secrets… and a budding attraction to her fellow intern. YA Fiction from Duet Books.


In Book Two in the Sacre Coeur series, the focus is on Sarita, the pastry shop’s head decorator, and the pretty ballroom dancer whose cheerful charm sets Sarita on the path to making all of the choices she’s been avoiding.

IDLEWILD    by Jude Sierra

Set against the backdrop of Detroit’s revival, Idlewild is a love story between a widower who tries to bring the gastro pub he started with his late husband back to life, and the pre-med college graduate he hires to help him. 

HOLD   by Rachel Davidson Leigh

After his sister’s death, a young man returns to high school and discovers he suddenly has the power to stop time. YA Fiction from Duet Books.

LUCHADOR    by Erin Finnegan

A young exótico wrestler in Mexico City’s professional lucha libre circuit charts a course to balance ambition, sexuality, and faith to find the future that may have been destined for him since childhood.


A secular Israeli software engineer working in Boston falls in love with a gay Orthodox Jew and sign language interpreter. Will they be able to start a life together despite religious ideology that conflicts with the relationship they are trying to build?

The Heart of All Worlds, Book 2:  THE KING AND THE CRIMINAL    by Charlotte Ashe

In Book Two of The Heart of All Worlds trilogy, a compromised ancient spell puts Sehrys and Breiden’s happily ever after, and the destinies of others, into question. Meanwhile, Firae confronts his own expected legacy when he must rely on the very criminal he was pursuing to help him get home alive.


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