Rebecca was born to the Magi on a world where it means slavery or death. All her life she has hidden from the Shan's Proctors who control the enslaved Magi. To keep her family safe from them, she will risk anything, tell any lie, even trick an innocent man into a forbidden marriage. She never expected to fall in love with him, but it happened. Now she and Andre must defy the Proctors with nothing but his skill with a blade and her untried magic.
A rebellion is brewing in the world of the Lake of Sins while Hugh Truent sits in prison days away from his execution. After taking his findings about the genetic similarities between the classes to the Supreme Almighty and the Council, Hugh had been arrested for treason and all his evidence had vanished as if made from smoke. To protect his family, he cut off all contact with the outside world while he sat in prison for over four years waiting for his execution. He has no idea that some of his reports were leaked to the other classes and that civil war looms on the horizon. Trinity and her friends have no hope of winning the war unless they can unite the classes. In order to do that, they need someone everyone will follow. They need the one person all the classes trust and believe in. They need Hugh. That means they have to break him out of a maximum security prison and convince him to lead their army, but that won’t be easy because Hugh wants revenge and he’s not going to let anything get in his way especially mouthy, attractive, know-it-all Trinity.
On the planet Fortune, tech is low, tensions high, and heroes… unlikely, and none more unlikely than thief-turned-soldier, Gideon Quinn. Wrongly convicted of treason, Gideon Quinn has spent six years harvesting crystal under the killing suns of the Morton Barrens, until the day a general of the Colonial Corps arrives with an offer of freedom, and the chance to clear his name. Gideon doesn’t have to think twice, and with his pet draco Elvis on his shoulder he takes 'ship for the city of Nike in search of revenge—and justice. But mostly, revenge. What he finds is a dodger named Mia, a city steeped in corruption, and a menace at the heart of the Corps which could bring Fortune's new and fragile peace to an explosive end. And that’s just his first night in town. Soldier of Fortune is first of The Fortune Chronicles, a science fiction-fantasy hybrid set in the distant future, on the engineered planet Fortune. Here readers will discover elements of the Old West, steampunk, and urban fantasy, with a dash of noir and a generous serving of humor.
Fear holds God Town in its icy grip. A child has disappeared...
Desperate to find little Emily, the town begins an exhaustive search. By the second day, fear grows that the little girl may be lost forever. Only the woods remain to be searched. But the gods are so afraid of the woods, they will not venture there - not even to save the young girl's life.
Armed with nothing but courage and a magical stick, Bernie and his friends, Suzie and Lenny, are the only ones willing to enter the shadowy world. They discover dangers and terrifying monsters. It will take a miracle to save them, and even that may not be enough...
This is the prequel to The Universe Builders: Bernie and the Putty, that won 16 awards for excellence.
All books in The Universe Builders are standalone and can be read in any order. The first book, Bernie and the Putty, won 16 national and international awards for excellence.
All Lalune wants to do is sing. Problem is, she's underwater. Literally. This despairing mermaid needs a way out. Only a miracle will do. Monique’s exit from her blazing culinary career has left her heart raw and cold. A sizzling weekend with a sexy stranger melts her defenses. But is it enough to light her fire once again? These two stories travel from the dark depths of the ocean to a Las Vegas penthouse, connecting in a deliciously surprising twist. The Price of Desire is a steamy, standalone, novel with a blend of contemporary romance and fantasy elements. Previously released as Fish Tails & Lady Legs
IGNORE SPIRIT WHISPERS AT YOUR PERIL! In this suspenseful ghost tale, Jaime is desperate to save her younger sister’s life. While she fights to defeat a deadly curse and save her sister, an evil plot surfaces that targets her thirteen-year old daughter. Failure means the death of loved ones and a threat to the magical powers of her coven. You won’t want to miss this chilling supernatural suspense! Natural Witches Series Each book can be read separately. The series is an ongoing story of Jaime Sanders and her fight against evil. The tales of ghosts, sorcerers, reapers, and other supernatural characters will keep you turning the pages. Read one story and you’ll be hooked!
Two Time Award Winner First Place Winner of the 2020 Writer's Digest Self-Published E-Book Award for Fantasy 2021 Readers' Favorite Honorable Mention in the Fiction - Fantasy - General
It's all very well and good destroying the world, extinguishing any spark of hope, and ruling with an iron grip of fear and black magic. But nobody told the witch that running an administration of evil would be just so… dreary. Bored with solving little people's problems and the petty squabbles of her beastly advisors, the witch quits, leaving the world in a much worse state than she found it with a new evil quest. It's time to learn how to be a good person.
There's just one teensy-tiny little problem… Being good doesn't come easily – after all, it's much easier to sacrifice babies and summon hideous demons to get things done. Seeking out her old nemesis, a legendary-hero-turned-academic (who she only imprisoned and tortured a little bit), she gives him an outlandish proposition: to help her make a dazzling transformation from wicked witch to good. It's an offer he can't refuse. The odd couple have a long, perilous journey ahead of them and a lot of psychological hang-ups to work through.
Can an evil witch ever truly be reformed – and what could possibly go wrong when you're relying on your nemesis to be your BFF?
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The only way Manwe the Panther can save his homeland is to rob it blind. Lurking in the shadows of Tolivius’ oppressive metropolis, the savannah’s greatest thief has spent years pilfering one rich Gypian lord after another, fueling a war that will set his native Juutans free. Yet in those same alleys and on the dusty plains he calls home something else has arisen—something with designs far darker than simply releasing the enslaved. Chased by an enigmatic sorcerer, Manwe must peel back the shadow of worlds above and below, and on the brutal plains of the savannah none will be found innocent. Cutting his way past kings and criminals alike with his cruel iron, the secrets of the earth will be revealed, leaving his entire world shaken to its core by monsters found in the darkest depths of the human soul. The revolution has arrived and none will be spared. From the award-winning author of War Pigs, THIEF OF DESTINY collects THE SAGA OF THE PANTHER in a complete volume of intense action, boiling passions, and the never-ending fight to live free in a world ruled by corruption and ancient magic.
She is born to be a hunter—but destined to become prey.
As one of the last females of her kind, Kitani's on the mating dinner plate of far too many to count. Despite the risk, she is determined to fulfill her warrior calling and join the effort to keep the shapeshifter world secret from humans.
One night she meets Cody, a gorgeous shapeshifter who crushes vicious rogues for fun. He's someone she'd love to hate because he challenges everything she wants to become. But when he penetrates her dreams, it invokes the ancient lore about fated mates . . .
Is this arrogant warrior really her future?
It seems there is more than one contender for the role—a rogue alpha also desires her as his mate and vows to destroy anyone that stands in his way.
Fate ups the ante when the alpha exposes the true depths of his evil heart, and even Cody's formidable abilities are not going to be enough to stop him. Can Kitani outwit the alpha and bond with her fated mate? Or is she destined to be enslaved to a monster?
If you love edge-of-your-seat, slow-burn romantic adventures with engaging characters so real that they breathe right off the page, this is your book!
Note: This story is about how love can push boundaries, embrace many forms, and above all, conquer anything that it faces. It involves fated soul bonds that experience a powerful telepathic connection. These shapeshifters traditionally mate in t ...
Tangie Newsham has trained for years to qualify for the military’s elite Nano-Soldier Unit. But her motivations run deeper than serving her country, because she’s looking for a killer in the ranks. Fifteen years ago, her nanotech-scientist father died in a “lab accident” while working for the military. Tangie knows it was no accident, after her father discovered a secret continent hidden beneath the world that the government is determined to exploit. Now, she’s out for revenge. But in the middle of a mission gone wrong, Tangie is shocked to find herself trapped in the land of her father’s discovery — a world of humans and not-quite-humans, fantastic and deadly beasts — where magic is real, and the nanotechnology her father created makes her a goddess. Not only that, but the hidden realm is on the brink of war … and Tangie is soon caught between kingdoms and factions, desperate to learn who she can trust as she battles her way across this strange new land. And then she discovers that her father may not be as dead as she thought.
The Ancient World...where the mythology, monsters, and gods are real. Eno the Thracian sets off to find the truth about himself and his possible descent from the gods themselves. Instead he becomes involved with a race of people kidnapped from their homeland, set to toil endlessly by the will of a mad philosopher. Facing his own fears and doubts and the curse of the Great God Pan, Eno also finds a woman worthy of his love, danger around every curve, and mushrooms...lots and lots of mushrooms. Meanwhile, a hidden menace from the very dawn of time threatens the civilized world and only Eno the Thracian, Hero for Hire, can stop the inevitable destruction.
It's New Year's Eve, the year of 2099, but the distinguished guests aboard the Pearseus won't get to countdown seconds; soon they'll be counting bodies and survivors after the spaceship's crash landing on another planet. The good news? The planet is seemingly hospitable both in resources and in terms of the natives' attitude towards earthlings. The bad news? They might have come on this planet bare of possessions, but what they haven't been able to shed are the shortcomings of their human nature. Will that be the sole threat to a unified future, or is the new land and its first inhabitants not as innocent as they look? Schism is the prequel to the Amazon best-selling series, Pearseus.
A vampire born of evil. A beautiful young maiden. Mirela vows to follow her vampire love beyond death, so must enter another realm to be with him. An ancient prophecy foretold that Mirela would unite with the vampire prince. He was her destiny and her soul mate. He has fought for centuries against the evil ruler of the underworld. It has been a long, bloody battle and it’s not over yet. The vampire prince is faced with unforeseen challenges, and the burden of saving the kingdom rests on his shoulders. His future with Mirela, and that of the kingdom, depends on him. He faces impossible odds to hold onto a future, predicted centuries before. Can the vampire prince guide destiny and see the immortal prophecy through to the end?
New edition. Linda Bennett moves from New York to Florida to live a quieter life. Life is peaceful until the dead body washes up onshore. Linda learns that dead bodies and disappearing tourists are typical for the coastal town. Linda and her friends receive an invitation to a party at End House, a deserted house overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The group arrives, but no one is there to greet them. The house has a sinister life of its own where horror follows their every step. Traps, illusions, and revolving rooms add to their growing fear. Wild animals escape their cages in the basement, a bloody skeleton sleeps in an upstairs' bedroom, and body parts fall from the chimney into the living room's fireplace. The young residents flee for their lives. They embark on a difficult journey, not knowing whom to trust, to uncover the one controlling the evil game. Who are The Dead? Are they humans or vampires? Will Linda lose her heart to Todd, who knows more than he admits? Will her best friend, Shana, fall in love with Sheriff Sam? The Dead Game has begun.
“If it’s meaning you seek, there’s no better place to be than here, or perhaps, up there.” A Shining Mountain. Mt. Dolymtiud: the roof of Tanzia and the home of the godlike Altaicans. Their motives inscrutable, they have invited Yates and Sharp to the majikal palaces at the summit, where the House of Knowledge lies. But reaching the top quickly becomes more dangerous than either imagined. Hunted by pack after pack of Servants, they must battle the cold, the altitude, and the pursuers of Maraa that hound them ... without any help from above. About the Series “Yates shouldered his shotgun and poured cartridge after cartridge of triple-aught shot into the minotaur. The monster howled and turned to face him, ruby eyes alight like coals.” Monsters and elephant guns face off as Ambassador Chadwick Yates and Navy Commander Thurston Sharp explore the Forbidden Continent of Tanzia. The pair must adapt to the curious cultures of Gremlins, Faeries, Anurans, and others to make allies, and fight off the evil creatures that serve an ancient sorcerer. The Adventures of Chadwick Yates is for readers who love action in exotic locales. The series blends the Lost World literary genre of Indiana Jones and King Solomon's Mines with the magic and monsters of epic fantasy. Featuring real 19th century gadgets and a gorgeously-realized world, the series was inspired by such works as Allan Quatermain, Sherlock Holmes, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Heart of Dar ...
9-year-old Logan Ailshie, the only son of well-to-do parents, was used to getting his way, especially during the holidays. For him, Christmas wasn’t just about making a list but making sure it was long enough. He also had a reputation for embellishing the truth. That is until a chance meeting with an angel on the streets of Manhattan ends with a journey back in time to the birthplace of Christianity. Eventually, he makes his way home with a story that could change all their lives. He only has one problem . . . no one will believe him.
"A fantasy dystopia with engaging characters in a dark and dangerous society. The Hunger Games meets A Wrinkle in Time." ~Goodreads In the Industrial District of Algea, the history taught to the children is a lie. No one remembers the rule of Princess Effailya, or what happened to her. They only remember she existed before the castle disappeared. When Fale starts to receive visions that come true, she doesn't know what to do about it. Then she uses her vision to save the life of a boxer (and her crush), and they find themselves being stalked by thugs. The good news- she has the key they want. The bad news- they want her too, dead or alive. The Key of F is a fast-paced, suspenseful adventure, with a strong female lead surviving her dystopian society and solving the mystery of a hidden war, with her tight-knit group of friends and hot crush, that you won't want to put down. It's a must-read for fans who fell in love with The Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Reader series. If you're hooked on genre-blending sci-fi fantasy romance novels with action and adventure, you'll love The Key of F!
Feral dogs are blamed when a popular teen is killed. Is it just coincidence that he disappeared after infuriating 14-year-old Haley, who is torn between her anger and her desire to belong? More attacks implicate a creature of Northwoods myth she befriended in its summer form. As the DNR leads a cougar hunt in town, Haley makes a desperate plan to steal a car and use their empathic bond to lead the creature away from the city -- driving alone into the fangs of a blizzard that makes roads hazardous even for experienced drivers. If she fails, either her monster or more members of her community will die.
Chaos is a warrior. In a realm ravaged by war, he fights in the name of honor and glory, for the Children Of Light.
The demon Anathema has pledged his loyalty to the Brotherhood of Shadow. Equally arrogant and headstrong, they both believe they're the strongest in the land.
The two strike up an intense rivalry, but their obsession to defeat one another only leads them closer together. When the forces of Light and Darkness collide, where will their loyalties lie?
This original epic fantasy is a powerful story of compassion, revenge, destiny and love.
College Life: Friends, Finals, and the Fae trying to kill you. Attending college your first year is exciting! Unless you fall victim to a siren’s love spell. Over 150 reviews on Goodreads and Amazon! ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Brigit, a fae runaway, didn’t plan on getting a human roommate. Or that she would be placed under a fairy debt. Will the dryad be able to save Logan from a siren’s love spell or fail the semester? Beware though, the administration doesn’t guarantee your safety.
The first book in the College Fae magic series about friendships between humans and the fae. A clean YA fantasy for adults and teens.
The Seam between this world and the next, just ripped... A mysterious and ferocious blight has been unleashed upon Prim Ordal, rapidly transforming living things everywhere into deathly perversions of themselves. As the darkness unfolds, Roscoe Coats - a hunter without a past - seeks the impossible. A power. A mastery, foretold by legend and forgotten by man. Now, coveted by a legion undead and surrounded by powerful magites, Roscoe must face the quest of his life. In a world where magic is despised and destroyed, he might just harbor the rarest of all... The clock is ticking. The blight is spreading, and everywhere the magites go, the shadows seem to follow. Can the young Master rise before the Nether consumes? Or are some gifts too good to be true?
For seventeen-year-old Evan, graduation means the freedom to leave behind her small-town life and find where she belongs. She never expected it to be in a different world. Across time and space, deep in a mysterious jungle, Evan discovers the hidden heritage of her mother's people and her own legacy. She becomes their elemental, a protector gifted with the power to control nature. The role has its challenges, but the biggest is the inexplicable connection with her scarred bodyguard, Ren. Frustrated and fascinated by him, Evan resists the magnetic pull after realizing there's more to it than simple attraction. Claiming her birthright reignites the wrath of a ruthless enemy with a score to settle. To protect her new family, Evan will need to call on her formidable power. But embracing it could cause her to lose herself and the man who holds her heart.
Even gods fall in love. Except Djet, a 4000 year powerful shape changing sorcerer, who manages to so enrage his sister Hathor, the goddess of love, with his ignorance of matters of the heart, she strips him of his powers and locks him in a tomb. Audrey Delany is a student at the American University in Cairo, majoring in Papyrology and flunking out in love, because she has a fatal attraction to violent men... When these two wind up working together in the dungeon of the Cairo Museum, sparks fly in more ways than one, because Djet is dying and his world is under threat, and unless he can figure out how to break the curse of his Exile he will die and his world descend into Chaos…
The region of Autumnum is in a dire state: a nationwide civil war, foreign enemy Sky Pirates, and to top it all, a new mass murderer headlined as the Hypnotist. Reclusive hunter, Ashkii Dighin cares little of these affairs. But when his tribal chief accounts him with hunting the Hypnotist, he is forced to depart his tranquil home and venture out into the heart of danger—for the Hypnotist commands the senses and perceptions of all beings, and can shift them in any way it wishes. Can Ashkii stop this threat? Not on his own. Joining him on this task is special talent, Kelanassa Kaliete, who is immune to hypnosis. Together, the two must persevere in the face of death and find out the truth at any costs. Who is the Hypnotist? What is its relation to the Sky Pirates and the civil war? Will Ashkii and Kelanassa manage to unravel the chaos that plagues the region before powers of darkness swallow them whole?
Rebecca is in a nightmare. Can magic save her and those she loves? 10 quests. If one fails, all fail. And one will never return. ... Now it's Rebecca's turn. On the eve of Rebecca Martin's eighteenth birthday, fate throws her into a mysterious and thrilling adventure. Bounced around like a pinball in a machine, where time is fluid and death does not exist, Rebecca must survive to discover her magical destiny to save her entire family and the boy she loves.
In their distant land of Platonia, the Gracies' ancient protectors, the Bubblers are dying; soon to vanish from the rivers and leave Platonia open to invasion. Only the Gemwings, mythical giant insects can restore the magic within the Well of Life, allowing the Bubblers to thrive once more. Four Gracies volunteer to search for the Gemwings but as Platonia is attacked, will they find the Gemwings in time?
Prince Daerahil frets in exile, unable to vanquish a terrible presence that stalks him and his men. Closer and closer a dark shape is seen, hunting his soldiers in the shadows of Plaga Erebus--the land of wounded darkness. Ambushed alone, Daerahil fights for his life and his soul, and is given a choice by the Vagwar, a centuries old blood drinker. Aid the creature in his maniacal revenge upon those who imprisoned him in the dark land and receive his aid in taking the kingship in return. Refuse the offer and fight the Vagwar to the death, risking his life and those of his men. What choice will Daerahil make and how will his decision affect the rest of those in Nostraterra?
A kingdom in danger and an ancient secret that could change everything. The closing lines of a farewell poem, written centuries ago by the last great king of the old world, might prove to be more than it seems: The world and all its light shall fade; I'll stay with her beneath the shade And wait until the world's remade... Something is creeping at the fringes of the world. Is it just the talk of frightened villagers? Or is it something more? Enter the entirely new fantasy world of The Banished Lands! Now, for the first time, the complete series is on sale in one collected volume. The Banished Lands combines the best of epic fantasy, fairy tale, mythology, poetry, romance and mystery. If you love a good old-fashioned story, The Banished Lands will deliver on your expectations. Here's what reviewers of the individual books had to say: Carpe Diem: \"Lyrically and beautifully written. An extraordinary story that fully engages the reader in the mystery, suspense and adventure found within. This talented author has created an exceptional fantasy world wherein the characters are vividly brought to life as they discover their history is different than they believed, and now face dangers both known and unknown. An excellent read, especially captivating when read aloud as the listeners hang on every word of this enthralling tale! Yes, I have charmed by The Banished Lands – an amazing feat for this reader who doesn’t typically favor the fantasy genre! I am now looking forward to enjoyin ...
A dangerous faerie lurks behind an empty throne. Still living as a faerie outcast in the human world, Kelty is summoned by the Court of Outcasts, where another faerie—one with a dark past, a skewed sense of reality, and a penchant for influencing minds—offers her the throne. Accepting would force her to forfeit her dreams by remaining in the human world for the rest of her days. But refusing could spell disaster for the humans she now hopes to protect. Meanwhile, Nola struggles with fainting spells as her human body rejects the faerie magic now within her. She tries to stay away from the outcasts, but when the mysterious new guy in school lures her friend Lauren away, she follows them to a place she never thought she would see—and may not be able to leave. Fighting separate battles against a common enemy, Kelty and Nola find themselves questioning everything as they struggle to decide what truly matters—and to survive with their minds intact. This second installment in the Tales of an Outcast Faerie series is a magical, fast-paced tale where life-altering decisions loom, relationships falter, and the insanity of one powerful faerie threatens to break them all.
For many years, Jhee, a magistrate from the Far Reaches of the empire, has used her arcane knowledge and position to rebuild her devastated district. She solves crime with her wife and husbands in a world where many view both the law and the increased blending of magic and modern technology with suspicion.As oceans of corruption and indifference threaten to overwhelm the empire's citizens, they must use their unique skills to shelter the vulnerable from the tides of injustice.
---In the days of Richard The Lion Heart, Gwendolyn was born. Conceived within the Druid mists, at King Arthur's Legendary Pool of Pendragon and as prophesied by a Druid Priestess, she grew into womanhood, and became the most powerful knight the world had ever seen. ---When Miles Delong, Earl of Radstock and military adviser to King Richard first saw her, he was lost to her beauty and might. He taught her the art of war, but it was Gwendolyn, who taught Sir Miles the art of love. ---Together, Gwendolyn and Myles fought their enemies both at home and in the Holy Land. But it was not until Sir Miles was treacherously given over to Saladin, the King of the Moors, that Gwendolyn left England's Druid Groves and went to the Holy Land, not as Gwendolyn Delong, wife of the Earl of Radstock, but as Sir Eldwin of Radstock, where she led the fight through the bloody Crusades and into to the very Court of Saladin, that the Queen of Knights became a legend.
Book Two in the time travel, fantasy romance trilogy, Highland Secrets! She's always been a dutiful daughter... Janet MacLeod has spent the last ten years dedicated to her clan, acting as the Lady of the castle--at the cost of her own happiness. She aches every time she looks at her brothers, both happy with their wives, and wants nothing more than a love of her own. He's a broken soldier... Xander, a former Fae Warrior, sacrificed his wings and magic to live in the Human Realm and became a traitor to his people. When he finds Janet forlorn on the beach, Xander gives her a ring he's had since childhood, not realizing it'll reveal her as his fated mate. The ring's magic activates the Faery Stones, and Janet is sucked into the Fae Realm. Her life is in immediate danger, for the Fae sense--and seek to destroy--any human who dares step into their world. Xander is the only one who can retrieve her, but he too, wears a target. Can he rescue his soul-mate and return with her to the Human Realm or will temptation of great magic and the rebirth of his wings force him to abandon their destiny?
A modern world has little need for old myths and gods that have crumbled to dust. Or so it believes. Time has not been kind to those forgotten gods, but some live on, hiding in plain sight. Some have grown weary of hiding. Sejit has rejoined the world, driven by a vow made to her mortal son to steer mankind away from the path of self-destruction. But, she must tread carefully. She may be a lion-goddess of war and the hunt, humanity—those reckless children—possess weapons capable of slaying the mightiest of gods. Should she be discovered, doubtless would they wield those terrible devices against her. In her homeland, she labors to gather military and political might. Marshaling a fractured region, shaping it into an instrument able to bring her will to the world at large won’t be an easy task. She is not the only powerful god left in the world. Others have their own agendas and ideas about how best to guide—or rule—mortals. Alliances are forming as lesser deities choose their sides, given a reason to exist once more. The goddess Tess is Sejit’s closest ally, harboring a secret she intends to wield against her foes. Yet, that same secret may serve to be her own undoing. Fangs are bared and claws unsheathed as the gods maneuver in the arena of mortals. Who, if anyone, will back down? The world may just again tremble beneath the feet of giants.
Even though this is the last book in the "Seventh Dimension Series," it can still be enjoyed as a standalone. Just be aware that each book builds on the one before it, so some things may not be as clearly understood. Daniel Sperling enters the Seventh Dimension shortly before the return of the Messiah. As one of the 144,000 Jewish evangelists called by Yeshua, the horrors of the Day of the Lord take center stage. Discernment in the seen—and faith in the unseen—can mean the difference between life and death as God teaches perseverance. Daniel’s love for Shale and Shira grows amid revelations concerning the future and the fate of his father. As the Kingdom of God draws near, a new world order, built on a matrix of deception, makes Daniel’s calling more perilous and deadly. His race to the finish, where time is an illusion until God’s appointed times, is heroism at its finest—and demonstrates God’s profound love in the heart of all of those who seek Him.
Recently forced into the underwater city of Atlantis, Emma Harris has managed to avoid marrying the merman who brought her, but her grandfather—the Sea King—insists that joining with the abusive Merrick is inevitable. When Emma discovers a poison that might restore her human lungs, she goes in search of the rare creature that carries it, prepared to try the poison no matter the cost, so she can return home to her family—and to James. Since his girlfriend went missing, James’ depression has destroyed his chance at a basketball scholarship and incurred the wrath of his uncle, who was once his strongest supporter. When the police inform him that he’s a suspect in Emma’s mysterious disappearance, James sells his beloved motorcycle to buy a boat so he can find Emma and prove his innocence before going on trial for a murder he didn’t commit. With destiny against them, it’s only a matter of time before both are imprisoned forever.
ONE VICTORIAN CITY. ONE MAGICAL UPRISING. ONE BOY CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE. A dark Victorian fantasy adventure you won’t be able to put down. Fate has never been kind to twelve-year-old Toby. Not when he was abandoned on the steps of a workhouse as a baby. Nor when he escaped into the magical underworld that hides in London’s shadows. But when the futures of thousands of lives come to rest in his hands, Toby quickly realises that perhaps fate had a good reason. Perhaps it was preparing him. As the peacekeeper between both worlds, human and magic, can he find the inner strength to become a hero or does fate have darker intentions? This complete set contains all three books in The Twisted Christmas Trilogy about a young boy, an old man and a spellbinding troupe of magical performers, written by bestselling author Daniel Parsons. Over 700 pages of magic, mischief and cinematic creatures. Now, for a limited time, save over 50% by grabbing the entire series in this special bundle deal! This Boxed Set Includes Book One: The Winter Freak Show Book Two: Face of a Traitor Book Three: The Wrath of Oberon What Readers Are Saying About the Series ★★★★★ “A Christmas tale with a dark but magical twist which I thought was great.” ★★★★★ “A delightful combination of Charles Dickens, The Santa Clause, and The Polar Express.” ★★★★★ “Well paced, with loads of twists and full of action. The main character might be a boy but it is definitely a book for readers young and old.” ★★★★★ “This is a really f ...
In a world where the South has won the Civil War… It’s 1982. A hundred years have passed since the South emerged victorious in the War of Northern Aggression. From the ashes of the aftermath, the industrial North has evolved into the technical center of the modern world, while the agrarian South, now broken up into Protectorate territories overseen by Protectors, props up its culture with vicious oppression. But now the South is in dire economic straits. Their refusal to allow slaves to use technology in their work has made their system obsolete and unable to compete with the global economy. Something must be done. Patrick Edgerton is the leader of the Railway Association, an underground network devoted to freeing slaves. When Patrick learns of the horrifying “final solution” to the South’s economic predicament, he teams up with Olivia Askew, a Southern Protector’s daughter. Now, it’s up to them to prevent the mass genocide the South is proposing. Southern Republic brings to life vivid details about the dual nations created when the South succeeded in defending its way of life, and asks the question, ‘What would our world look like if the South had won the Civil War?’
During a time of strife, Megildur must traverse Aerynth to rescue his sister and fulfill a destiny ordained by the All-Father. Finding Shadowbane, the mighty but cursed sword, will be challenging enough for this young Aelfborn. In a world torn apart by treachery and conflict, it is every being, or creature, for themselves.
This novel combines qualities from Lord of the Rings© and Greek mythology, with a few twists on some new races. This is the first novel to reveal the lore behind the epic player versus player game, Shadowbane.
Aerynth exists within a shroud of betrayal and deceit for over 100 years. In this realm of chaos, Megildur finds help from an unlikely pair…a sneaky Shade and a nomadic Nephilim. Can this unique trio bring peace and order to Aerynth, or fall prey to the Terror of Terrors?
Alistair the Fourth was a mighty general from a long-forgotten war. Four hundred years later, Alster Lightbridge is barely a shadow of his legendary namesake. Crippled and confined to his family's estate, he spends his days dreaming of something larger than himself--something worthy of his name. Encouraged by his tutor to explore the Lightbridge archive, Alster discovers a magical dagger with the power to cleave shadows from their bodies. Blade in hand, Alster finally understands his purpose, though he needs to find a four-centuries-old grave in order to fulfill it.
The angel Dardanelle loves having a human charge. Until the day he is tempted by a demon to shoot his girlfriend after a misunderstanding with her ex-boyfriend. Defying Hell, the fallen angel Arakiel steps forward and peacefully ends the standoff. Grateful for Arakiel’s help, Dardanelle offers to assist Arakiel by offering him a temporary safe haven in the lower level of Heaven.
Lucifer is livid after receiving the news that one of his demons has betrayed him. He then orders his minions to find Arakiel, his accomplice Dardanelle, and destroy them no matter what it takes.
The archangel Michael realizes what Dardanelle is up to and intercepts her and Arakiel at the Heavenly gates. For their actions, both will stand trial in the Cherubim Assembly. As their divine judgment looms, their fates will be decided in Heaven, in Hell, and on Earth...
Paris marshal Danni Metreaux has her hands full with criminals preying on a local Weeia merchant, a fresh trainee and the happy distraction of a new love interest. Her instincts tell her that a powerful Weeia has been forcing humans to commit a series of crimes, and wiping their victim’s memories, leaving them to human justice. Will Danni be able to discover who is behind the crimes and stop them without losing her own mind?
From Book 1: After Breed, an thief-assassin of small renown is chased by a dragon, tricked by a demon, almost killed by a psychopathic gang boss, and hunted by a ferocious spider, life really takes a turn for the worst.
Sentenced to five years bonded servitude to a one-handed priest magician, Breed must find the hammer of the ancient hero known only as The Hammer of the North within a year and a day...
So, with only a drug-addicted vagrant, a rat-faced child, and a timid priest for backup, Breed sets out for the mighty city of Valen and the tomb of the Hammer.
What could possibly go Wrong?
Grim, dark and funny, Dangerous To Know is an epic sword and sorcery adventure.
Nightmares or waking dreams? Only the keeper of the Legend knows… and it’s up to him to keep them from Harm! By day, Jeffery is the best friend of Montague the Magician. By night, he’s the powerful warrior, Harm, The Legend, who leads a band of Berserkers—ridding the land of evil while saving villages by the score. Only Montague knows the villagers also have to cough up a hefty pouch of coin for the privilege of being rescued! All Jeffery knows is he has no memory of any battle he fights. Under the Spirit of Lohocla, he awakens the morning after the battle barely able to think for the pain in his skull and the lethargy in his body. The more Jeffery tries to discover his lost memories, the vaguer Montague becomes until it’s too late not to tell the truth—at least part of it. But how could Jeffery ever imagine his entire life may be smoke and mirrors… just ephemeral fragments of dreams? THE CYCLE OF HARM—enter a world of magic, mayhem, and mystery you may never be able to leave… if the Spirit of Lohocla captures you in its embrace!
A Doomed Continent Where Two Lovers Struggle To Survive When a vengeful sorcerer unleashes a Fire Demon to destroy his rivals, he sets off a chain of events that will eventually destroy Gol, a war-torn continent at the other side of the world. Unaware that time is running out Gol's scheming barons overthrow their king and strive to seize control, unleashing a bloody civil war. Two young lovers find themselves caught in the web of murder, treachery, and sword and sorcery threatening to destroy their existence. Lissane, a baron’s daughter and Erun Cade, a commoner, plan to flee Gol before its foretold ruin. However, the Baron already has plans for his daughter and sends his brutal sons to deal with her lover. Gol mingles, mystery, myths, and legends with gritty action and snappy dialogue, woven to an epic tapestry of dark fantasy.
Lightbringers is a Grimdark Fantasy set on a dying earth, twenty thousand years from now. The stars are right and the Great Old One asleep at the bottom of the world finally stirs in his terrible slumber. One reluctant hero, a half-breed child of the Elder gods, and his companions set out on a globe-spanning quest, populated by creatures of myth and beings of legend, to save the Earth from the evil that threatens to destroy it.
Destiny draws them together, but darkness forces them apart. A vampire born of evil. A beautiful young maiden. An ancient prophecy foretold that Mirela would unite with the vampire prince. He was her destiny and her soul mate. She vows to follow her vampire love - even beyond death. And must cross the boundaries between realms to be with him. Will the Immortal Prophecy come true? Or will the prince’s transgressions render it null? Immortal Prophecy is a young adult vampire romance for all ages. If you enjoyed Twilight, Vampire Diaries, or A Shade of Vampire, you’ll love this new series! Immortal Prophecy: a 4-novel series Moon Tide Blood Oath Noble Guardian Eternal Sanctuary
No Metal Means No Magic in the magical metal-horned unicorn tribe. Can a unicorn with neither manage to save his tribe from extinction? If you enjoyed reading Lord of the Rings, Alice In Wonderland or even Watership Downs, you might just love this purely fanciful unicorn fantasy about a tribe of unicorns stranded a universe away from their home world of Unimaise. It is full of magic, adventure and sciencey stuff plus a little bit of love and war. Facing extinction, the Metal-Horned Unicorns of MarBryn are desperate for hope. Any hope. . .So when the Oracle reveals the prophecy promising just that, the remaining members of the tribe pin their future on the birth of a young foal. Hope becomes despair when the baby unicorn is born without metal. . .because without metal there is no magic. And without magic, this little blue newborn has no chance to defeat the evil sorcerer that has imprisoned all of MarBryn. Magh’s rule proves both harsh and brutal and by the time Blue comes of age there are only twelve metal-horns left in all of MarBryn. Eleven can claim some form of metal based magic. . .but one must get by on sheer grit, will, and the desire to avenge his parents untimely deaths. Like most of the metal-horns, Blue disregards the prophecy as nonsense, but driven by his insecurities, he covertly trains for a fight he’s ill-equipped to win.And then hope comes back around. For Blue…For the Metal Horn Unicorns of MarBryn …But can a unicorn with no metal … no magic … answer the cal ...
What has happened to Aiden after his selfless act of sacrificing his life for Meridian? Where did Meridian go? True love can break the curse, but only an act of true love from a twin soul sets her free. Their epic and sudden departure have left their friends, witches, fairies, and spirits in search of their souls. While the high court demons strategize their attack of the hall of souls to absorb the angels' power — the only demoness at court has her secret obsession, and she used Moloch, the dark one's soul collector, who may have taken more than just one soul of a wicked witch. Astaroth's secret obsession and help from Moloch may indirectly help the dark one's plan. But there is one problem that lingers. Lahash, the rogue demon of the high court, has been charged to destroy his obsession, Echo, the Earth nymph. After kidnapping her and taking her to the dark realm, she is weakened and cannot fend off the brooding demon's lust. In a passionate moment, Lahash finally confesses why he is so obsessed with the nymph, and she admits her secret knowledge of human souls. The search for Meridian and Aiden surfaces a shocking revelation. Aiden is trapped and needs to be saved, but from who? The spirit guides demand the return of a spirit guide from the keepers, who remains in the hall of souls. They believe this spirit guide can stop the demons, save the spirit guide realm, find Meridian, and save humankind. The keepers, known as the angels, have one request that the chosen one must a ...
Something is out there. And the people live in constant fear. But their biggest threat lies within their own village. Everyone and everything is dying, slowly and without hope of salvation. In a world where almost nothing is truth and isolation is the purest form of self-deception, the possibility of hope exists only in the heart and mind of a young woman who chooses to follow an unknown path in order to save everyone she knows and loves. Before long, she discovers that her most vital beliefs are based on a deception that will rock the foundation of her entire people. To save them, she must learn to open her heart and sacrifice… everything. You may think you have heard this story before, but be warned. You haven’t.
A wayward princess, a lethal woman, and a madam trained in espionage—all strangers to each other, but their fates are entwined. Princess Megan, who never had a reason to assume she was anything but human, has been on the run, protected by her friends. With each step toward the city of Delmont, she hopes they will have time to regroup before setting sail to the Ka’Pamau Islands, their final destination. Instead, her bad luck shadows her and chaos continues to ensue everywhere she goes—including a new part of the world that most air breathers have yet to explore. Confronted with another royal family and a smitten prince whose advances turn cold, she faces another life-altering decision with ramifications she can’t possibly begin to guess at. Back on land, Lilly reveals more of her secrets, her story, and her goals. Monumental changes and challenges are headed her way as she embraces her new role in life. On the sea, Aunt Carmia is stirring up trouble while continuing her hunt for the treasure she most desires. She experiences upheavals, but she is always prepared for the unknown. As their stories unfold, they remain unaware how fate connects them in the world of Dalya.
The Tales of Ryca will introduce you to two brave sisters who are in serious trouble. One must face an enemy out to destroy her entire family. The other will confront a villain who plans to alter her world beyond recognition.
Hidden: When a young girl, injured and alone, faces a family tragedy of epic proportion, she has but one choice. Run. Hide. Stay inconspicuous. But what if she's found out?
Hushed: When a teenager is imprisoned for most of her young life, what does she do once free? She fights to make sure no one ever controls her again. But what if that unyielding attitude hurts an innocent?
Enter the Tales of Ryca and meet two fiercely independent women who have vastly different beliefs about how to survive. These epic fantasy tales will whisk you across a world and spin you around the universe in pursuit of the most elusive commodities in life: freedom, acceptance, and love.
A brutal murder. A missing heart. A race against time and death.
The Baron of Ravenford was found dead in his chambers, his heart removed. A slim chance exists to revive him with magic if it’s found in time. Now a determined Lady Andrella joins Glolindir and friends in the frantic race to save her father.
Who murdered Baron Gryswold? Why did they take his heart? Was it an act of jealousy or is there a more sinister motive behind it? Beyond that, why are people suddenly disappearing from town? Does it have to do with rumors of a Dunwynn occupation? Are there darker forces at work?
From the underside of Vermoorden to the catacombs beneath Ravenford itself, the young heroes face deadly assassins, creatures of the night, and an imminent invasion. Can they protect Ravenford and still find the Baron's heart in time?
Lady Scrapple lurks in the depths of Kanebullar Mountain, building her army of mindless slaves and waiting for the perfect moment to strike. As the final pieces are about to fall into place and secure her victory, an anomaly is born. One of her goblins, an incredibly powerful shaman, stands free of Lady Scrapple's iron-clad hive mind. A few miles west of Kanebullar Mountain, the frontier city of Talonrend perches dangerously on the edge of anarchy. King Lucius Firesbane has disappeared without an heir and left the city leaderless. In the face of chaos, a disgruntled paladin sets out to find his king.
Welcome to the world of Varlid, a sprawling epic fantasy about power, loyalty, betrayal, and the courage to change.
A great power struggle is poised to erupt across Varlid. A meek creature inherits power beyond her comprehension. A giant succumbs to a curse which will either liberate or defeat his kind. Tiny wizards practice the dark arts to save their race. The old order stews in bitterness and vows revenge. The rich sit on their thrones convinced they are invincible.
Join the Crowning Fantasy as the inhabitants of Varlid struggle to find refuge, freedom and peace.
Ian Troy sacrificed everything for peace. After centuries of conflict, the realms of Mirra’kelan are united. His magic is no longer needed. Free to choose his own path, Ian sets sail on a journey of exploration with his friend and ally, Jarryd Kane. Months on the open sea, far from the shores of home, they arrive at an isolated chain of rocky islands shrouded in mystery—the Wandering Isles. Their inhabitants, rumored to produce spirits of an exceptional quality, have gone unseen for many years. Assuming the lands abandoned, Ian is unaware of what awaits them: a race of insidious beings unlike any he has encountered before. Coerced into a nefarious trade by the elusive islanders, reality blurs, as Ian and Jarryd become unwitting subjects in a series of mind-bending trials. Past and future fears, resurrected and melded into their own private hells, force them to face an inescapable enemy—the darkest recesses of their own minds. The only way out is to complete the trade, but will their sanity survive the process? *The Wandering Isles is the first in a series of novellas that take place after The Crown of Stones Trilogy. While it does draw from events and characters from the trilogy, it is crafted to also be read as a stand-alone.
At first glance, Martha appears to be just another pedestrian teacher at Valleyville High School whose job is to make sure students get good grades. But that's just it... we only see things on the surface at a first glance because Martha had more than one hundred and eleven head shots by her eighteenth birthday. Six years later, she's managed to repress the faces of her victims, but returning to her home town brews the pertinent memories that haunted her childhood. The added betrayal of her husband’s infidelity and the eerie feeling that she is not in control of her life is cumbersome on her sanity. Valleyville is not the same place it was when Martha left to Johannesburg to acquire her degree. With the search for the lost Wonder Stone on the rise, many Mystics believe Valleyville to be its home... And it doesn't help that Martha has an aqueous charm around her neck. As the rumored day of the Wonder Stone revealing itself draws closer, Martha is in grave danger. After all, she is The Map of Malcuro - the map to the Wonder Stone.
Wrong time, wrong place, now a future she'd never imagined... 10 quests. If one fails, all fail. And one will never return. ... Will it be Annalise? Angry at being forced to attend Gray Cliff Academy, Annalise has struggled to fit in. She sneaks onto the roof to skip a class but gets caught up in a magical event she’s not entitled to attend. Tossed into the ‘between’ for those that have done wrong, she soon realizes she’s not alone… Only the longer she’s stuck there, the harder it is to find a way out… but for every wrong deed there’s a right one… if she can figure it out in time…
A page-turning debut in the vein of Michelle Sagara and Kristen Britain -- A gripping tale of redemption, adventure, and home. Rose Trewin is on the run. Pursued by memories of her father, she runs from city to city, seeking normalcy. But Rose can't escape her past, or the magic running through her veins, the magic that allows her to slip through the shadows unnoticed. The magic her father once used to mold her into a mercenary sent to destroy his enemies. Her magic is growing and changing, becoming something new and untamable. Rose is unable to rest. Wolves wrapped in fog follow her relentlessly along the countryside. Desperate, she uses her magic to escape, but the shadows are pushing her towards the center of a conspiracy. Now, her country teeters on the brink of a civil war as a Lord Governor gathers power against the king. An enemy, with magic similar to her own, emerges in the chaos of political intrigue. Faced with a country at war and a king brought to his knees, Rose must accept who she is and harness her powers in order to save her country and herself.
Everyone's afraid of the dark. Now, there's a reason to be. Lux and his younger brother Lunam enjoy the full freedom of the simple life and all the childhood adventures offered by growing up in a small village in a picturesque glen. Life is tranquil, peaceful, and just about perfect—except for one formidable fact… Every day is followed by night. And, with the night, comes the DARKNESS. Slowly shrouding the valley and relentlessly seeping into every nook and cranny on its nightly rampage, the darkness returns to feast on its victims. No man, woman, child, animal—or even, insect—is safe. The darkness consumes all; the darkness's hunger is never satisfied. When the sun falls from the sky, the villagers, young and old, must take to arms, guarding their homes, loved ones, and livestock with every ray of light they can muster. Even young Lux and Lunam are well-soldiered in their responsibilities to safeguard themselves and their parents during the nightly vigil, the nightly fight to live to see another day. It's always been this way—the truths and ritual passed down from generation to generation since ancient times. No one dares question why. Nothing can change the frightening fact of the lives of the villagers or emancipate them from their singular foe—nothing, except a child's imagination and a curiosity as immutable as the darkness's own appetite. There's just one truth guiding every man, woman, and child to strive to see another day: "Darkness Comes but Once a Night."
Seventeen-year-old Emma Harris is drowning on dry land. No one knows what’s happening to her, and she’d like to keep her evolution from human to mermaid a secret, but the truth is getting harder and harder to hide. From her adoptive family, from her friends, and especially from the irresistible James Phelps. Her time in the ocean is spent dodging a possessive merman, while her time on land is split between caring for her special-needs brother and squeezing in every last possible moment of human life. She soon realizes falling for James is unavoidable when he constantly comes to Emma’s rescue and somehow manages to see through her carefully constructed icy facade to the vulnerability she lives with every day. Everything about James makes Emma yearn for a life on land she just can't have. When Emma’s brother disappears on her watch, James is the only person she trusts to help her save him. But even if they can save her brother, nothing can prevent her return to the sea. Whether she likes it or not, Emma is changing—unable to breathe without yielding to the tide—and it's only a matter of time before she's forced to surrender forever.
Outside is dangerous. Such is the warning Koral has heard for twelve years. Born a product of genetic manipulation, he knows little else of the world beyond the steel walls of his home. When fate gives him the choice between certain death and the unknown, there's no question in what he must choose. But he's about to find out the sands he must brave are full of more than mere monsters. Providing the desert doesn't kill him first. This is a world ruled by instinct, where innocence is drowned in blood. Here, men are offered up to the great Serpent God, Lorric, only to emerge as the most feared killers on the planet: The Rogues. With the god's sights set on turning Koral into a legend, he must sacrifice himself to survive and be reborn as... The Rogue King.
"If you like the Harry Potter series, you should definitely give this book a try" - Amazon customer
Strap in. A new, magical adventure begins...
When twelve-year-old Kaira Renn discovers she is part of a magical family, she leaves the comfort of childhood and enters a place like no other: The Society for the Preservation of Magical Artefacts. Here, Kaira meets Guppy Grayling and learns how to use magic, conjuring spells, charms and remedies. As their wizardry improves, Kaira and Guppy begin to investigate the mysterious events surrounding the magical society, quickly realising that all is not well ...
Will the Guardians be able to save the kingdom of Poker? This Epic Fantasy adventure continues... Darker. Frenetic. Powerful The Guardians can't run away from their destiny any longer. With Queen Judith and the Elements missing, it's time for them to step up and find a way to save Poker from its destruction. Will they be prepared for the unknown forces and secrets that are about to be unleashed?
J.M. Hofer delivers page-turning tales of lust, power and sorcery in her award-winning Celtic Fantasy series, Islands in the Mist. Set in post-Roman Britain and steeped in Welsh legend, her stories bring to life the times just before the arrival of King Arthur.
Mel can sense the blood beating through her companions' veins. She can count the moments between heartbeats to tell who is sincere and who is lying. She can make herself stronger for short periods of time, heal small wounds on her body, and manipulate light to change her appearance subtly. These abilities are useful skills for a Mask--a preternaturally sensitive, cloaked and imposing, impartial arbitrator, both revered and feared by everyone. Mattieus Ottick, or just Ott to his friends, comes from the frozen north to hunt the strange ogre-like creatures, or trogs, that threaten the northern mines. Magical beasties? Nightmares come to life? The world as Ott knows it is about to change. Blessed by easy charm and good looks, Ott is used to the attention of females, but, gods above, he is knocked flat by the kiss of the ethereal woman he rescues. How could she possibly be a Mask?
Wet your whistle with a taste of award winning author Elle Klass young adult fiction. There's something for everyone who can't get enough teenage heroines and heros, including new release Isandro Volume 1 of the hidden journals. Disclaimer: You may experience uncontrollable laughter, nail-biting and hair tugging as well as a desire to continue reading and even share with a friend or neighbor. What's Inside: Baby Girl - In the Beginning and Moonlighting in Paris Zombie Girl - Premonition and Infection The Bloodseekers - The Vampires Next Door hidden journals - Isandro
A collection of science fiction short stories from the award-winning author of Pearseus and Runaway Smile. The law of unintended consequences meets Murphy's law during a man's unexpected time travel. A grizzled veteran meets his god. And a loner discovers just how far he'd go to alleviate his loneliness. These stories explore our perception of the world around us. Is there more to the world than we can see? How far can we trust our senses? And in a digital society, can any of us tell what's real?
Shortly before his death, Gwen’s father makes a decision that alters the course of her life. She possesses the queen gene and is promptly sold to King Thor, but before she has a moment to grasp this shocking turn of events, Thor barges in and takes control of her and her life.
War is waging. Gwen is forced to choose sides before more lives are lost, but before her decision is made, a new threat emerges. A girl has been kidnapped. Gwen takes it upon herself to find her.
Thor needs to defeat Rex and his army to claim London as his kingdom, but Gwen’s strong will tests him more than any other challenge he’s faced. His struggle to win a war that took the lives of his parents and threatens his opportunity to work with the wizard Merlin compete with his growing affection for the feisty queen.
Will Gwen find the woman before it’s too late? Can Thor defeat his enemies and win Gwen’s heart in the process? Will love prevail in the face of turmoil?
After ten years in the Ryferian army, Zayd, a skilled warrior and a pious father, is about to be sent home. In the final months of a long and brutal war, he has one last mission: to help transport the invaluable spoils of war through enemy land safely to the Imperial capital. But something that was unearthed is not what it seems, and its very presence is corrupting the soldiers around Zayd. As the evil spreads, Zayd’s life and that of his family depends on whether he can stop the sinister presence in time, and the only one who can help him is his enemy… Far away in the Imperial capital, a young and ambitious priest named Osmun is stalked by a mysterious being that has suddenly appeared from beyond all known history, and seems to have dark designs that center around him. As one war ends, another is about to begin, and Zayd and Osmun must confront an evil that has been dormant for untold eons. Featuring a cast of knights, giants, priests, warriors, and shamans, What Was Forgotten is a dark fantasy novel that blends elements of horror, mystery and suspense. It features fast-paced action, suspense, love, and betrayal all within a unique and fully-realized world.
Would you protect a girl whose forbidden abilities condemn her to death? Welcome to the world of Myrrah, ruled by the Church of Four Orders - Fire, Earth, Water, and Air. But there exists another gift, dubbed magic, which is considered an aberration by the Church. To be born with the powers of magic is to be condemned to death. To be born with the ability to control an element is to be born to a life serving the Church... and obeying its rules. One Priestess will stand against the Church to protect sixteen year old Ria, beginning an epic fantasy adventure that leads four unlikely friends across the breadth of their world to seek answers hidden in the buried archives of the Temple of Dust. Secrets from an ancient war and discoveries of hidden power lead to a fight for survival that threaten to tear apart their world. What is magic and why does the Church want those who harbor its power exterminated? This four book bundle includes the complete Rise of the Fifth Order series, Born of Water, Rule of Fire, and Spirit of Life, plus the series Companion!
Evolution threatens magic. Ebony is the key to reversing the flaw that weakens all ofhumankind. It's her life or war. -- \"A studiously chilling post-apocalyptic tale.\" --Kirkus Review (for Fortitude Rising) -- Ebony has spent her entire life isolated on an island institution run by her father, Dr. Hunter. She's unaware of the war brewing in the city between the magical and non-magical. Her father is attempting to use her magical abilities to reverse the threat to magic, but when he forces her to push harder, her body weakens. Desperate to escape, Ebony is willing to trust complete strangers if they can help her find a way out. But what if those strangers came to kill her? Connor and his group of rebels disguise themselves as test subjects to infiltrate the institute and stop Dr. Hunter. Their goal - to kill Ebony and her friends. Connor's mission to kill her is halted when he realizes Ebony is a pawn, albeit a powerful pawn,in her father's game. Ebony must decide how much her escape is worth to her and to the lives of her closest friends. Should she join forces with the man who came to kill her or continue being tortured by her father? Hard choices are never easy to make, and every choice has consequences. Isolated... Manipulated... Endless experimentation. Join Ebony in this evolutionary nightmare that will keep you guessing what will happen next. Riveting... Disturbing... Intense... Episode One of a post-apocalyptic / dystopian story about an alternate world of magic and ...
"After centuries of hunting my family, it all came down to this. By the end of the night, I was either going to defeat him, or die trying..." When Lucy Owens discovers her dark ancestry, she must claim her birthright or follow in the tragic footsteps of the women who came before her. After a quiet, sheltered life with her guardians, Lucy Owens can’t wait to graduate high school so she can go off to college and reinvent herself in a world where no one knows her. Instead, she finds herself hunted by an army of Gifteds, a subset of humans with supernatural abilities. As she discovers more about herself and her ancestors, to whom she bears a striking resemblance, she realizes that she doesn’t even know herself. At all. With the help of Embry and Gabriel, two Gifteds sworn to protect her, Lucy will have to let go of her fears, then dig deep into herself, her past, and her ancestry if she wants even a chance of surviving. The Owens Chronicles is a Young Adult Urban Fantasy trilogy by Amanda Lynn Petrin. Fans of The Vampire Diaries and Twilight will love this paranormal adventure within The Gifted Chronicles Series! Get lost in The Owens Chronicles today! Contents Include: Prophecy Destiny Legacy and Annabelle, a bonus prequel novella!
ONE DAMAGED FAIRY. ONE HALF-HUMAN. ONE DESTINY.
Pennora saved her fairy village from a wildfire, but at a devastating cost–the loss of a wing. Now the role she was born into as a fairy of the vale and harbinger of spring has been irrevocably altered.
Relegated to assisting the Matchmaker in the upcoming May Day Lovers Match, Pennora is sent to a nearby human town to discover why Edward Easts name has appeared on the Matchmakers list.
Edward is a simple man, living a quiet life as the town clockmaker, and paying off a debt his father left behind when he died in the forest fire. However, something is stirring within Edward–a longing for more than the cogs and gears he works with every day.
Pennora is fascinated by the clockwork creations and their creator, but what she uncovers about Edward will change everything about her, including her broken wing and her chance at finding love.
NOTE: The standard version of this short story appears in the anthology Crazy Little Spring Called Love. This version is a special illustrated edition of that story.
You can travel the same path countless times, but it can sometimes lead to another realm. A mystical tree captures the attention of Megan and her friends, morphing the surrounding environment, transferring them to an exotic planet with bloodthirsty creatures. Saved from the deadly beasts by hunters, Megan finds herself stuck in a rural town still maimed by the plague. A chance encounter with a familiar face gives Megan and her friends some security during their adjustment to this new world. While settling into promising lives, they are attacked and stalked by planet Dalya's humanoid inhabitants, who focus solely on Megan. One dark night, after a magical attack, the Fae King's knight is sent to fetch Megan for a reason she can't possibly guess. When she wakes up a prisoner, she learns that there is much more to this strange place, and it is oddly more like home than she ever would have expected. The more Megan learns about the strange world of Dalya, the more she realizes that finding a way home is insignificant compared to everything else at stake.
When a young crippled orphan finds himself caught on the wrong side of town by a group of highborn youths, his life is forever changed. Left for dead after a vicious attack, Lyric finds himself in the care of a witch. One who knows more about him than he does. With the old witch's help, Lyric will learn his true place in life, one far more interesting and dangerous than his old life as a street rat. Lyric will meet two young women who play intricate roles in deciding his future, will it be love or destiny? All the while a dark shadow is crossing the land ... Dragons have returned.
2017 Distinguished Favorite Award-Independent Press Awards A Tea Party activist discovers that he is growing another head. A playboy befriends a fickle female only six inches tall. A lonely librarian answers a matrimonial ad from a demonic farmer. Darkness abounds in James Hanna's cryptic stories. In these nineteen piercing tales, Hanna skewers the human comedy and makes reading dangerous again. "A Sinister sense of irony pervades the stories in this perverse, darkly fantastic anthology. Author James Hanna has a unique insight into the most curious aspects of the human condition and does not shy from exploring these to their shockingly logical conclusion. A Second, Less Capable Head is exceptionally memorable from beginning to end." - Midwest Book Review. "The mark of an author at the peak of his literary powers, there are scant few tales that won't linger beyond the page. Without a doubt, A Second Less Capable Head delivers one of the most powerful and cutting collection of stories you will ever read." - Book Viral
She’s immune to every disease. But her curiosity may get her killed… Cambridge, England. American Pathologist Dr. Abby Whiting longs to know why she never gets sick. The sole survivor of a horrific outbreak two decades ago, she’s certain the answer must lie in her medical records held under lock and key at a mysterious clinic. But standing in the way of her access to classified files is a charismatic, centuries-old vampire. Tasked with replicating the secrets of the powerful predator’s blood, she agrees to an uneasy alliance in exchange for her documents. But her research soon sends her down a path strewn with murdered clinicians, a determined detective, and a vengeful rival in search of fresh souls. And even worse, her shocking findings reveal a disturbingly outrageous truth. Can Abby discover the secret to her own strange gift without losing her soul?
Are dreams mere fantasy, or are they real? When Mary Parker finds a magic book everything in her life changes. As she reads, she dreams, and the woman sunk in depression after her mother’s death is transformed to a vibrant beauty. She gives the book and the phenomenon a name, 'falling awake’. The book seems to twist others to act out of character too. Joe’s usually dour father turns visionary and gambles with the factory where Mary works, and Joe, the metaphysical daydreamer, engages in a secret sexual eternal triangle to keep the dull routine of the accounts department at bay. The dominant partner in the triangle is Clem; dark and dangerous. Extricating himself from Clem, Joe meets Mary. They fall in love and their marriage is arranged in haste when Mary falls pregnant, but this is no happy ever after tale. Their joy turns to grief when Mary miscarries and she turns inward to her darkening 'falling awake' world – now more psychic than real. Then Joe's father dies, and he has to fight for control of the factory. He falls into Clem’s clutches again, and to make things worse, he believes Mary is going mad, and the people and places she remembers all just dreams dreamt inside her insanity. But then how can Joe remember them too? Magic or madness? Karma or crazy? For Mary and Joe, the impossible - and the deadly ghosts of their dreams - are only a breath away. Falling Awake is a dark paranormal romance thriller about a girl, a book, love and loss, mental illness, mys ...
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He’s bad news. Full of himself, brutally honest and arrogant. Under that gorgeous mask is something dark and twisted, and he’s claimed me as his victim.
When orphan Crystal visits a great aunt she's just met in Blacksville, West Virginia, she sets some rules for herself:
#1 - Don’t get too close to anyone.
#2 – Don’t expect too much.
#3 - Don’t fall for the town’s bad boy like everyone else.
While she finds the last one frustrating, Crystal has no intention of giving into any weaknesses. That is until she’s told there’s a curse that’s been running through her family for generations, and it seems the one she needs to avoid is the key to bringing it to an end.
Now all bets are off. Only a single line separates her from the side of magical beings, and she’s crossing it. But she learns rules are in place for a reason.
The hidden world in the seemingly small and innocent town goes far beyond the one she knows and understands. It’s a world where humans once visited and have been warned not to return.
On the outskirts of t ...
Warring countries, fantastical creatures, beings of terrible power, and journeys of epic scale. The legendary Book of Alcherys tells wild and unimaginable stories. But they are not mere fairy tales. They are true, every word.
Callista Nienna is strong and independent, but nothing could have prepared her for civilization being brought to a violent end. Now, she is forced to stay alive in a desolate wilderness with only her closest friend for support.
She has two choices: give up and die with the wilting world around her, or seize her destiny and make it to the only sanctuary left unscathed. At the end of her journey, something awaits Callista. Something both terrifying and unbelievable.
The warrior Druid princess, Catrin of Britannia, has faced magical foes, family betrayal, and enslavement. Now, disguised as a boy in the Roman legion, Catrin must gather her strength and her allies if she plans to take back her family’s Celtic throne. But her powerful lover, Marcellus—the great-grandson of the famed Roman General Mark Antony—is confused about their relationship and hesitates to help Catrin retake her kingdom. If their forbidden love and alliance are discovered, her dreams of returning to her Celtic home with Marcellus will be shattered.
Lord Spaulding's life seemed perfect. The perfectly stable life of the elusive mortal elf that rules the Kasimma Clan has ended up in haywire when his best friend Trevilin left two unwanted guests at his doorstep one autumn day: two orphan children from a disgraced noble family that just happen to be his long lost blood relatives named Richard and Nelida Earlrose. Spaulding must now find the way to bring these two children back to their nation and along the way, destroy a dangerous piece of sorcery that is hidden in his castle before King Salman and the Äimite guard find out.
Some Things Must Never Be Forgotten. Over 400 years ago, twelve great warriors united the beleaguered armies of men and scoured the war-torn lands of evil, pushing the enemy back into the underground pits and caverns from whence they came. To ensure their legacy, each of the Twelve founded fortress monasteries to impart their unique knowledge of war and politics to a select few, the Knights of the Twelve. But now the last of the Twelve have long since passed from history to legend and the Knights, their numbers dwindling, are harbouring a dark and terrible secret that must be protected at all costs. Merad Reed has spent half his life guarding a great crater known as the Pit, yearning for some escape from the bleak monotony. Then the arrival of Aldarin, one of the few remaining Knights of the Twelve, sets off a chain of cataclysmic events that will change Reed forever. To the north, Jelaïa del Arelium, heiress to the richest of the nine Baronies, must learn to navigate the swirling political currents of her father’s court if she hopes one day to take his place. But the flickering flames of ambition hide the shadow of an even greater threat. And deep within the earth, something is stirring.
Could you save the woman who killed your son? Dark fantasy filled with politics, murder, and betrayal. Fans of Game of Thrones and Dune have an exciting new fantasy series to devour. Terrified of an ominous prophecy and spurred on by a shadowy advisor, a cruel ruler sends the young son of her favorite General to be executed. Soon, however, she has to beg the grieving father to save the country from an invading army. Now, the General faces a stark choice between revenge and honoring his vows, unaware that his son's fate and that of the entire planet are inextricably linked. "A creative and unforgettable series that will one day become a gem among sci-fi fantasy books." ~ Janice Spina
From Book 1: "A bright fantasy for readers who are tired of exaggerated violence and slippery morals." -- Kirkus Reviews
Lana can draw arcane powers from gemstones. When she started reading the folklore, it sounded farfetched. Maybe she should have closed the books right then and walked away, because special abilities are nothing but trouble. Someone always wants you to do something impossible. Or dangerous. Usually both. Like going through a portal to save an oppressed race in another world. In this case, gnomes, whose ruler happens to be a gem master with unimaginable powers.
Lana decides an exploratory mission seems harmless. She can visit the other world and come up with a plan. Who knew there would be flying serpents, carnivorous insects, and goblin-like mutant gnomes? Or that she'd end up in a dungeon while the queen decides whether to kill her or turn her into an enchanted creature? The gem master hopes to rule Lana's world next and plans are in motion. Lana is determined to escape from the dungeon, but then what? She has two potential allies with gem powers, and she's afraid of both. But with two worlds in danger, and time running out, she may have to trust them.
This is a standalone novel without loose ends or a cliffhanger ending, but the resolution opens the door for further adventures. Pick up book 2, Shadowglade, and book 3, < ...
Stabbed. Burned by a dragon. Abandoned for the windrocs to pick over. The traitor Ra’aba tried to silence Hualiama forever. But he reckoned without the strength of a dragonet’s paw, and the courage of a girl who refused to die. Only an extraordinary friendship will save Hualiama’s beloved kingdom of Fra’anior and restore the King to the Onyx Throne. Flicker, the valiant dragonet. Hualiama, a foundling, adopted into the royal family. The power of a friendship which paid the ultimate price. This is the tale of Hualiama Dragonfriend, and a love which became legend.
This is a 26k words paranormal romance in a historical setting. The novella is a fresh new take on the classic folktale Bluebeard and contains a couple of explicit sex scenes (no kink/BDSM, etc.)
King Eric Thorsen, also known as Bluebeard, is once more widowed. Like all the others before her, his late wife succumbed to the lure of the curse that plagues him and threatens the realm. Willing maidens gather at the castle in the hope of becoming the next Queen. However, that title comes with a steep price: the King’s new bride must first resist temptation for one year and one day, or die trying.
In the buried archives of the Temple of Dust may lie the secret to defeating the Curse, a creature which seeks to destroy 16-year old Ria for the forbidden gifts she possesses. Begin the epic fantasy adventure described as “fast paced and … a wonderful fantasy trilogy” and “a rich fantasy full of interesting characters,” “the author’s imagination is mindblogging!” It is from among the ranks of those who control the Curse where Ria will find her best chance of success. Only the Water Priestess Niri can save Ria from the forces that hunt her, if Niri doesn’t betray the girl first. Along with Ria comes Ty and his sister, Lavinia, both bound to defend Ria from the Church of Four Orders. However, Ty has been living a life less than honest and keeping it from his sister. To survive a journey that takes them across the breadth of their world, the four must learn to trust each other before pursuit from the Church and Ty’s troubled past find them. Born of Water is the first book in the Rise of the Fifth Order Saga full of elemental magic and epic fantasy adventure. Welcome to the mythical world of Myrrah, ruled by the Church of Four Orders - Fire, Earth, Water, and Air.
One young woman challenges the secret rulers of the galaxy and finds an impossible love. Young empath, Violet Hunter, dreams of exploring exotic planets as a Grand Master’s pawn. Breaks in the teleportal network threaten countless lives, and suspicions point to the twelve Grand Masters. Violet must penetrate their curtain of secrecy to identify the culprit. Her challenges escalate when she meets the enigmatic man behind the griffin avatar. She plunges into a world of deadly intrigues and risks a perilous love. Armed with only her erratic powers and a mishmash of allies, she must battle the most powerful beings in the galaxy. Science fiction adventure and romance. Explore a universe where psychic powers are real. Book 1 of the Grand Masters' Galaxy
The voice broke into his thoughts, everywhere and nowhere at once, deafening, yet somehow a whisper. Are you ready to learn the truth?
Heir to a notorious crime syndicate, 16-year-old Vincent Wilder is determined to live up to his fathers intimidating legacy, and expand his violent empire. The Wilders have terrorised the city of Pabell for decades and Vincent knows the business inside and out - and has dirtied his own hands more times than he dares to count.
But no matter how ready he thinks he is, nothing could have prepared him for life at the helm. His father was a man of many things, but secrets wasnt one of them. Or so Vincent had thought. The deeper Vincent gets into his leadership role, the more terrifying and inexplicable skeletons he uncovers.
With the threat of a revolution, a mysterious and intrusive voice in his head, and a long-lost history he had known nothing about, is he really up to the challenge?
Youve read the Children of Lights origin story, now experience the same events from a different perspective with this prequel novella from The Light and Shadow Chronicles.
While sleeping off a large meal, Dragon is rudely awakened by a foul-tempered witch named Bellatrix. Hysterical about the murder of her daughter, a maiden who popped into his cavern as Dragon’s meal, she performs an irrational act. Bellatrix uses the Heart’s Blood Curse to transform Dragon into a knight. Dragon had pleaded his case, tried to tell the witch that the girl was already dead when she arrived, but the blasted witch wouldn’t listen to reason. It wasn’t his fault that he devoured the maiden. He was merely behaving like a dragon, after all, maiden is his favorite meal. You can’t expect a hungry dragon to ignore the delicate flavor and tender flesh of such an offering. To reverse the horrid Heart’s Blood Curse, Dragon is forced on a quest he knows little about. He must journey by foot to Castle Trelfor and perform a brave deed for the castle’s young sorceress. Once the task is complete, the witch will grant him one spell, and he can become a magnificent dragon once again. During the treacherous journey, Dragon learns lessons about friendship and valor, facing down giant spiders, zombies, vampires, ghosts, and harpies. Will Dragon be able to save the magical realm from the diabolical plot of a powerful demon? The futures of the mundane world and his magical realm hang in the balance. The Dragon Knight must win the day. This book includes three bonus short stories. The first two are futuristic animal tales that will tantalize rea ...
J.M. Hofer delivers page-turning tales of lust, power and sorcery in her award-winning Celtic Fantasy series, Islands in the Mist. Set in post-Roman Britain and steeped in Welsh legend, her stories bring to life the times just before the arrival of King Arthur.
Blaze through exhilarating worlds in this groundbreaking collection of sci-fi and fantasy tales. Discover answers to strange–and bewildering–scenarios like: How do a scientist and a band of corporate superheroes escape an eternal time-loop? What does a "real" mermaid do when held captive by a spoiled, myopic prince? What drives a young woman to become a trope character in a LitRPG? Find these and more in this rousing anthology of short stories by today's most original authors! Stories for Nerds: Volume 1 will throw you into eager anticipation with one gripping tale after another! Find your favorite new author–or, better yet, authors–here!
A war between her immortal ancestors and an ancient evil has connected Dane to a world she never knew existed. She is one of the Arcanists, descendants of the supernatural races that ruled the realms of the Thanissia Universe in a time before man. Now she and Rafe, the sexy immortal warrior to whom she’s bound, must fuse their two worlds together. Threats lurk in the shadows and in the recesses of Dane’s mind as she finds herself linked to the darkness that seeks to destroy everything she loves.
The return of the world's first Artificially Intelligent Private Investigator, Raymond 3000. Sentenced with other Andro-Americans to a concentration camp for alleged crimes against the state, Raymond is temporarily freed to help find who is behind a series of terrorist bombings targeting the city.
Prequel to the time travel, fantasy romance trilogy, Highland Secrets! He’s a reluctant Laird… Alex MacLeod always knew he’d be leader of his clan, but duty was thrust upon him before he was ready. His father’s devotion to his sick mother is something to admire—or so he keeps telling himself. He regards the man above all others and can’t understand why he would forgo duty for love. He teeters on the edge of selfishness—the drive for something more. She’s a runaway Fae princess… Headstrong Alana is used to disobeying her father, king of the Fae, especially when he commands her. When she sneaks through the Faery Stones into the Human Realm, she never expects to run into the human laird. Despite her cousin’s warnings and her father’s wrath, Alana finds herself increasingly drawn to a man she can never have. Together they share a forbidden union... Alex and Alana find freedom in each other that they’ve never experienced with anyone else. They’re both running from something. Can the solace they find in each other overcome the danger that awaits in both their worlds?
Gods, monsters, and magic school. Class will never be the same. I thought that I was just a normal girl. Well except for being sickly with a bad back and asthma. But then my family was lost in a tragic accident and then next thing I know Hermes is knocking at my door. Yeah, that Hermes - the Greek god. He tells me I'm special and shows me the how to partially shift to release the wings in my back. Suddenly the pain that's been there my whole life is gone...and I can fly! Well sort of. I've got a lot to learn. So it's off to Mount Olympus Academy where my teachers are gods and my classmates are vampires, werewolves, and witches. There's also...Val. He's a vampire, and I can't stop thinking about him even though interspecies dating is taboo. I think he might like me too...even though I did accidentally set him on fire the first time we met. Awkward! It's not all fun and games, though. MOA has a darker side and the more time I spend here, the more secrets I uncover. And the worst secret of all just might be about me. Fire & Flood is a young adult magic academy fantasy novel with non-stop action. It contains a spunky heroine, one best friend with the gift of sight...to see tomorrow's lunch menu, a mean-girl vampire roommate with a carnivorous plant, and a meet-cute with her roommate's hot twin brother that almost kills them both. Percy Jackson meets Vampire Academy in this fun new series! Classes start now - one-click to enroll with Edie at Mount Olympus Academy!
A maiden dying for adventure. A prince on a perilous quest. Monsters that must be slain. Once upon a time… After losing a battle with a dragon, George is desperate to salvage his reputation. Only he can’t do it alone – he needs an assistant. Royal tailor Melitta longs for adventure, so when she hears of a job opening for an apprentice hero, she jumps at the chance. Slaying monsters must be more exciting than sewing. Can the unlikely pair still succeed at their quest – or will they fall for each other instead?
This e-book boxed set of The Bow of Hart Saga contains all three novels: The Bow of Destiny, An Arrow Against the Wind, and The White Arrow. Haunted by his past. Hunted in the present. Uncertain what is real. This unique epic fantasy will keep you turning pages as Athson discovers his destiny is both inconvenient and unavoidable. Athson has seen things that aren't there and suffered fits since being tragically orphaned as a child at the hands of trolls and Corgren the mage who serves Magdronu the dragon. When a strange will mentioning a mysterious bow comes into his possession, Athson's not sure it's real. But the trolls that soon pursue him are all too real and dangerous. And they serve Corgren and his master, the hidden dragon, Magdronu. Athson is drawn into a quest for the concealed Bow of Hart by the mystic Withling, Hastra. But Athson isn't always sure what's real and who his enemies are. With Corgren and Magdronu involved, Athson faces frequent danger, his grasp on reality, and the reasons behind his tragic past.
Harry Potter meets Indiana Jones. Will Jasper get out alive? 10 quests. If one fails, all fail. And one will never return. ... Now it's Jasper's turn. When seventeen-year-old Jasper Walker is caught up in a violent storm and flung off the roof of Gray Cliffs Academy along with nine of his school mates, he has no idea what is happening. Even stranger is the unfamiliar world he finds himself in. An alternate universe that reminds him of Africa, he’s startled to discover the year is 1675 and no one in the land of Ardhi has a clue about the world he came from. Then he meets Rylan, a magical healer who has been cursed by an evil king to age well past his time. If the curse isn’t broken, Rylan will die and time is running out… Jasper is shocked to discover he’s the only one who can break the curse. He must call on his magical powers of supernatural strength and face a multitude of challenges in order to save Rylan’s life…and return to Gray Cliffs Academy.
A sleeping beauty. A kingdom frozen in time. Only one can save them all. Once upon a time… Lord Siward intended to go hunting, but when he stumbles upon a ruined castle and accidentally wakes the mysterious maiden sleeping inside, he knows his holiday is over. With the kingdom in trouble, Siward should be protecting the realm, but every time Rosamond looks at him, he gets lost in the girl’s green eyes. Who is the mysterious beauty, and why does he feel she holds the key to the kingdom’s deliverance?