From an EPPIE Award-winning author: Claire escaped a Seattle killer and landed in an Otherworld of worse disasters, plus a guy. Well, there is always a guy, isn't there? Now he has left his world to follow her back to Seattle and the terror escalates. This is the second novel of eight in the MUDFLAT MAGIC SERIES. The first novel, Tyrant Trouble, is currently free.
Someone has taken fairy Queen Sindra and all the fae and locked them away. For their safe return, the villain is demanding the most powerful artifact in existence. Unfortunately, the artifact is in the protective custody of The Universe, which is the main governing body for all magic. It’s being protected by a powerful magician, a three-headed anti-mythological feline, and a guy named Dave. Don’t ask me about the Dave thing. I don’t have a clue. The only way we can save the entire fae population is to get our hands on that artifact. Our journey promises to be epic. Alas, it doesn’t promise to be successful. Any way I look at it, things stand a really good chance of going horribly, epically wrong. Good thing I’m used to things going hideously wrong. In fact, it’s become something of a signature move for me.
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 ...
AWAKENING THE VAMPIRE SHADOW-WALKERS BOOK 3 (This is a standalone story.) She protects supernaturals. He hunts them. Do you like a passionate romance with a tortured vampire hero and a supernatural murder mystery? Rock Star meets Supernatural in this exciting new series. The women are the rock stars here, and they command the supernatural alpha males in their lives. Grab a copy now and enter the sexy, scary, and thrilling world of Shadow-walkers. This compelling romance will capture your soul. She may be the killer’s next target. Jessie Henriksen, the cynical lead guitarist of Hecate’s Fury, is convinced Death is stalking her. After all, she wears the Death/Undead rune tattoo. When she discovers her current lover’s mutilated body, his vicious, ritualistic murder thrusts her into the arms of a handsome, mysterious man and into the very destiny she has tried to avoid. Jessie is a Shadow-walker, chosen to protect supernatural creatures. He hunts and kills supernaturals. Merrick, a hunter and a dhampir, always hunts alone, but a Shadow-walker could help him solve his supernatural case. When he and Jessie team up to stop the killer, neither can deny the rising passion between them. Jessie lowers the barriers Merrick has built around his heart and discovers his dark past. If their love is to bloom and survive, he must convince her he isn’t a heartless killer. And other darkness awaits them, more than just the murderer. Surviving won’t be easy.
A Mysterious book. A Magical world. An urgent request.
When Tahendra discovers a worn journal, it stirs flashbacks of a life shes never known. Determined to help, despite fleeting memories and uncertainty, Tahendra rallies her friends.
The world of her birth is collapsing, and the magic dissipating.
Will she overcome her self-doubt in time to repair the damage? Will she and her friends acquire their magic in time to rescue the Ancient World, or will they be caught in certain catastrophe?
Zoe Jabril needs to devise a kick-ass plan to save the world ASAP. Otherwise, Armageddon starts the day she turns eighteen—and if that happens, everything is going to hell. Literally. She could be any other 17-year-old attending parties and checking out cute guys—except she discovers her best friend is a Guardian Angel and the boy she crushes on is a Nephilim, both sent to protect her from the demons who want her dead. Now Zoe has to deal with growing feelings toward the Nephilim, who spreads a strange electrical current through her body every time he touches her. And she’s under constant attack from Demons, trying to stop her from fulfilling the Prophecy: a girl will be born who will unite Angels, Nephilim, Fairies and Werewolves to battle evil. Then she has to control newly found talents if she’s to prevent the devil from escaping Hell.
Lead Council member, Christoph, is dead by Elyse’s hand, and Descendants have begun to emerge, exposing their secret to the world. Some see this as the prophecy come to fruition, but the prophecy caries a heavy consequence. It was never meant to be as peaceful as most had hoped. Humans and Descendants struggle to live together in a world that isn’t ready for such a change. America is divided. Those who glorify the supernatural race believe Descendants truly are the gods they claim relation to. Others see them as a threat. When Elyse gives birth to the next generation oracle, she sees one final vision—war. The destruction of the country’s major cities, and the end of America as we know it. After her daughter is born, Elyse finds herself without the ability she needs to predict the future. Desperate to save the world from such conflict, she puts her faith in the hope that Descendants are the key to survival. After all, they have the power to supply a broken society with the means to survive. Only from the ashes can a new world be born.
Jayson lives among the shadows of Hestoria, his sole purpose for staying alive – to protect his half of the Seer’s crystal. Exiled from his homeland for loving the king’s daughter, Ivanore, Jayson is now pursued by two opposing factions: the Vatéz (League of Magicians) who intend to use the crystal for their own selfish gain, and the Guilde, the ancient guardians of the crystal. Meanwhile, Ivanore flees from her father to Hestoria in search of Jayson. As the Seer, she is plagued with visions of him being tortured and is determined to rescue him. When the Vatéz capture her, however, she unwittingly jeopardizes everything Jayson has vowed to protect. He must now make a terrible choice: Should he save Ivanore or save the crystal?
Katie goes through a change that could cost her her life! Amy takes on odds far in excess of her ability to handle them. She's completely off-the-rails. This is NOT the Amy Bree you think you know. For Katie, her most feared enemy is far closer to home than she could have ever imagined. She also learns a secret that will shake her to her very core! And has SANTA gone over to the enemy? This and MUCH MORE in this explosive FINALE to the series.
In the blazing heat of Sumerian summer, a beautiful, pale stranger explores the marketplace of Ur, asking peculiar questions of the merchants and speaking in a strange accent. Wearing a woolen cloak over his animal skin tunic, this barbarian is from elsewhere and has unusual ideas. Bridget's curiosity leads her down an alluring and dangerous path. She is afraid to find out the answers she longs for, until Relan shows her something unbelievable, wonderful, and frightening. Just as Bridget thinks she has a solution to her problems, she is faced with a disturbing choice that may cause a shift in her destiny which can't be undone.
A reluctant hero emerges to battle an ancient evil. Three thousand years ago, the demon Helsa escaped the underworld after a soul heist gone wrong. He soon disappeared. Now he’s back and hunting for the soul of a mage. After Beringale’s finest mage, Shedek Zorah, is kicked out of the Magic Guild, he finds a young Karle Adair unconscious and surrounded by armed orcs. Evidence suggests Karle used rare magic last seen a thousand years ago. Thrust together by the soul-hunting Helsa, Shedek and Karle must set aside their differences to survive an endless stream of enemies seeking to end their lives and impose a new order upon mortals. Karle’s simple life of delivering drops and taking care of his drunk father is over. When a three-thousand-year-old demon is hunting for your soul and planning to destroy the world, it’s time to quit your day job.
"Seven stars and a standing ovation. Twice. This author's style is revolutionary." "Jonathan Livingston Seagull of Paranormal Romances" MAYA He's all I've ever wanted, but I can't possibly let myself love him. LUKE Loving her means letting her go, knowing she may never come back. When your destiny is staring right at you and you just can't see it? Maya Iyeroy must find her blood family to discover who she really is. But leaving shifter Luke Cabot means she's walking away from her destined mate. As Maya searches for herself, she uncovers secrets about her past that will change her forever. Can she accept herself and her new place in this world, while still falling in love with the one man she's fated to be with?
Betrayal’s stench burned vengeance in Larry's mind like tattoos etched in acid. Welcome to Vancouver: one dead mayor, revengeful Biker, enigmatic Shamans, and one very angry witch. Come visit us soon. Ever go out for the evening and not remember what you did? What if there was a bar where spirits can enter your inebriated body and use it until you sober up? Well such a bar exists in Stanley Park, where the city's mayor has been murdered, his family missing, a dangerous witch has been released from her centuries-old imprisonment and an intriguing and extraordinary shaman shows up, only to vanish after leaving cryptic clues. So begins Detective Carol Ainsworth's first case.
In an alternate universe where America never declared independence, one young woman finds herself unwittingly becoming the de facto Commander-in-Chief for most of the free world in the aftermath of an apocalypse… Tabloid darling Lady Chelsea Spence lives the extravagant life of the idle rich, coasting through university without a care. She’s only, like, one-hundred-and-fifteenth in the line of succession to the British throne, thank God. It’ll take an extinction level event before she’s ever called to duty. Then a group of strange monsters with a taste—literally—for designer items wipe out all the royals in line before Chelsea. Since America never declared independence, suddenly Chelsea doesn’t just become the new Queen of Great Britain, but also the Commander-in-Chief for America and the rest of the Commonwealth. Now a power-hungry general wants to use her as his puppet, the civilians want to sacrifice her to their new monster overlords, and her hot new bodyguard thinks she’s a complete joke. Worse, Chelsea is developing abilities that are as dangerous as they are supernatural. Below layers of manicures, diamond studded watches, and self-doubts, a true queen is about to emerge.
A golden dragon. A hidden enemy. Blackmail. A secret group of smugglers blackmail Sam and Jake. The two young guardians must find the golden dragon, or Jake dies. Their friend Uncle Biggie and his chimera crocle-lion pledge to help them. Yet everyone wants the golden dragon, including the powerful Evil One, who has been hiding for millennia and has sworn to destroy all of life. No one can be trusted. Enemies surround Sam and Jake. Death Matches and ancient secrets test the guardians as never before as they encounter more mysterious creatures from KiraKu. And the golden dragon is not what they think… Sam fears that whatever she does, she won’t be able to capture the golden dragon to save Jake…nor stop the Evil One. She will have to take her power to the next level, which scares her, and it still may not be enough… Guardian, The Quest has a touch of humor and romance & stars a powerful heroine, a quirky tough hero, and a slew of not-so-friendly magical beasts. Fans of Rick Riordan will love Magical Beasts. Guardian, The Choice--2019 WINNER YA Outstanding Fiction IAN BOTY Award.
Elemental magic, souls doomed to eternal reincarnation, and an ancient cult with sinister devices. Phoenyx Blake has a dark secret, one she’s repressed since her father died in a mysterious house fire a decade ago. When she wakes in a dungeon with three strangers, she’s forced to face that secret, which isn’t easy seeing as she’s dreamt about her fellow prisoner, Sebastian, all her life. The four work together to uncover the wicked intensions of their captors, only to discover they’re in greater danger than they ever could’ve imagined, and so is the rest of the world if they fail to escape. Can they master the powers they didn’t know they had before it’s too late, or will the smoldering flame between Phoenyx and Sebastian be forever snuffed out?
An Alec Winters Series is a dark-fiction, vengeance-driven 4-book thriller series, beginning with Prelude, a behind-the-scenes look at Alec’s life as a New Orleans teen-jock. In Crescent City, Alec redeems the innocent and exterminates those responsible for their suffering. Now, Alec’s job takes him to Mobile, Alabama in Port City (An Alec Winters Series, Book 3). There, Alec hunts down and mercilessly destroys a ring of sex traffickers, freeing their enslaved and terrified victims. Continue Alec's controversial story in Harbor City, the final installment of this emotionally-charged series, to see how it ends. Not for the faint of heart; not recommended for those under the age of 17.
Since time immemorial, they have been among us. Fierce creatures with a lust for human blood and an insatiable desire for human flesh. To fornicate brings the highest pleasure, to beget, the deepest satisfaction. But what they cannot foresee, although it was foretold, is that one of them will arise among the many and cleanse the earth of their original sin. I was caught in this struggle. I was loved and with this love, nearly destroyed. This is my story, this was my beginning. A dark contemporary fantasy, Bloodreign I is the erotically charged first volume of a new trilogy, chronicling a young woman's unwilling immersion into the shadowy realm of beings who have been operating secretly in our midst for centuries. Their passion knows no bounds, their savagery no end — for when you are all powerful, who can stop you?
A dark witch dynasty. A malicious, immortal undersea place-spirit. Eternal guardians who wagered their souls to protect Charleston. Omens of impending disaster have the city on edge. Tremors warn of earthquake risk, while a potentially catastrophic storm gathers strength over the ocean and heads for land. A last-man-standing promise among elderly veterans creates a dangerous inheritance involving an imprisoned, wish-granting goblin. A sea captain and a swashbuckler worked blood magic to protect Charleston from an ancient evil with a spell that bound their souls and their descendants to the task, but danger looms as its power fades. The head of a witch family wants artifacts and secrets—and he’ll do anything to get them. Cassidy Kincaide runs Trifles and Folly, an antique and curio store where her touch magic helps get cursed and haunted objects out of the wrong hands. More than once, she and her allies have saved the world from supernatural threats. The clock is ticking for Cassidy and her friends to stop the dark warlock, capture the goblin and restore the guardian spell before a malevolent ancient entity takes its vengeance on Charleston and the coast. It’s going to take all the magic, courage and quick thinking they can muster—and for once, that might not be enough. Legacy is an action-packed urban fantasy paranormal thrill ride full of dark magic, infernal creatures, goblins and demigods, haunted places, pirate ghosts, found family, witch dynasties, loyal friends, Voudon ...
Batman meets The Odd Couple meets Dracula in this award-winning horror comedy series! Children are missing. The police are stumped. Halloween is coming, with an ancient evil on the horizon. The vampires are the good guys. This is not your ordinary fall weekend in Charlotte, NC. Vampire private detectives Jimmy Black and Greg Knightwood have been hired to keep a young client from being cursed for all eternity, but end up in a bigger mess than they ever imagined. Suddenly trapped in the middle of a serial kidnapping case, Jimmy and Greg uncover a plot to bring forth an ancient evil into the world, and enlist the help of a police detective, a priest, a witch, a fallen angel and strip club proprietor to save the world. This unlikely band of heroes battles zombies, witches, neuroses and sunburn while cracking jokes and looking for the perfect bag of O-negative.
After a mysterious, violent accident ripped away the memories of her past, Paige Matthews has been on a mission to rebuild her life. That life wasn't supposed to include being attacked by demons or forced to leave the only home that she remembers. Riley Stone can make the dead do his bidding - for the right price. When he saves Paige from a bounty hunter sent by demon official Bruno Proctor, he knows he's stumbled into something dangerous and potentially lucrative. But the closer he gets to Paige, the more he finds himself inexplicably drawn to her plight. Perhaps if he can help her recover her memories, he has a shot at redeeming himself from his own unsavory past. On the run from Bruno, Riley and Paige don't know who to trust. As Paige's memories start to return, it becomes clear that their meeting wasn't a random coincidence. Paige's soul hangs in the balance, and Riley needs to use every dark, magical trick up his sleeve to keep her safe.
As far as apartments go, roommates Stella and Charlotte “Bronte” believe theirs to be just fine. Sure, they hate taking the stairs up to the third floor, especially after grocery shopping. And yes, the apartment staff could be a bit nicer. All things considered though, it’s not a bad place to live. Then they realize it’s haunted. Which isn’t all that bad, really. Cyril and Oliver are polite, charming, and respectful. Sure, they have to get used to seeing shadows in the corner of their eyes or hearing voices whispering from out of nowhere. But at least there aren’t cockroaches in the kitchen and the neighbors aren’t loud. Things seem positively hunky-dory. Until Oliver and Cyril begin seeing shadows, hearing growls. Then all four are left wondering: can ghosts be haunted themselves?
Author's Warning: Dark fiction story - with emotional triggers deals with elements of fear, death, and the dark side of life. Now, the entire Alec Winters Series all in one place. An Alec Winters Series Complete, Books 1-4 contains the entire, unabridged series. Prelude, Book 1 – Prelude is the backstory of Alec Winters and was actually written almost two years after Crescent City was published because the story wasn’t finished. Prelude introduces the rest of the series characters. Alec was born in New Orleans, Louisiana but was unaware of his family’s history or his destiny. Now, sixteen years old, he’d lived there all his life. He’d thought he was happy, as many of us do, until he discovered that his life was a lie and that he had a far greater purpose. Once he discovered the truth, he had two options: acceptance or denial. Acceptance meant change. Change is difficult and painful while denial simply resumes the status quo. Denial meant that Alec could remain blind and continue to live his life without understanding. With everything going his way as a popular star quarterback, loved by students and faculty alike, and a young girlfriend he adored, Alec didn’t want anything to change. He had his life planned out for the foreseeable future. However, Alec soon learned that “one day it isn’t and the next day it is.” Crescent City, Book 2 – In Crescent City, Alec has been gone from New Orleans for twenty years. Originally written as a stand-alone novel, Crescent City is the darkes ...
Two new enemies emerge as the relationship between Amy and the new Katie evolves in unexpected ways. Katie is searching for answers; a new ally may help in her quest. Amy finds herself taking on a powerful adversary without the help of her partner. An old nemesis returns in an unforeseen twist in this thrilling continuation of the CULL - Bloodline.
If anyone can tell the difference between monsters and humans, it’s Dahlia Nite. For nearly a century, she’s hunted one to protect the other; safeguarding humanity from the creatures that slip through the torn veil between the worlds—creatures like her. But the lines are blurring. As people begin mutating and combusting on the streets, Dahlia realizes a strange affliction has descended upon Sentinel City. The mysterious ailment strikes all walks of life, from the posh, high-end nightclub district to the homeless community. Its victims, driven to random acts of savagery, are drawing attention too fast to cover up. Assigned to the case, Dahlia and her human partner, Detective Alex Creed, investigate the deaths. But all they have are questions and bodies, and a public on the verge of panic. Working behind the scenes with her self-appointed sidekick, Casey Evans, Dahlia struggles to discover what, or who, is behind the alarming transformations. As the violence spreads and the mystery unfolds, she wonders: are the victims still human? Were they ever? Chain Reaction is the second book in the Nite Fire Series.
I used to be a hero. Then I grew up.
I’m Kieran Thorne, the world’s only living half-fae. The gig comes with a few perks—immortality, magic I can’t control, fae assassins constantly on my heels. And the chance to protect the good and the powerless against those who are neither.
For hundreds of years, that’s what I did. Until I got tired of the humans I saved repaying me by burning me at the stake or shooting me in the heart. I traded in my white hat for a mansion on the beach, and started living by a new creed: look out for myself, and let the humans solve their own problems.
But now Winter fae are going missing, and someone has planted a trail of evidence leading right to my door. I have two choices: let Queen Mab’s feral enforcer carve me to bits, or help her find the real culprit.
Looks like I’m back in the hero business. But this time, I’ll remember the lesson it cost me so much to learn:
There are no good people in this world, and no righteous causes. Humanity is corrupt. The fae are cruel and vicious. Me? I’m a little of both.
United States, 2072 With the country under the threat of war, a group of time-traveling government agents devise a risky plan to keep their families safe. But transporting hundreds of years to the past and blending in may prove much more dangerous than they expected. Cyber Criminal Enforcement Agent Christine Stewart has been to the past before and thinks she knows what to expect. She couldn't be more wrong. Life in the eighteenth century is anything but ideal, especially when they learn a rogue agent with plans to strike it rich follows them back in time. Armed with a modern-day weapon, the agent may disrupt the timeline in the most disastrous way and alter history as they know it. Now they're refugees in their own homeland, and how they proceed will determine their fate. Will they crash and burn in their race to stop the defector before it's too late?
Jane Austen meets Lara Croft: Beatrice Knight has enough to contend with: a zebra is dead on her lawn, her horse is possessed and a gentleman has arrived with the temerity to propose to her. To top it off, her dead husband Gideon has absconded with an automaton, threatening to return for his wife. The wife in question however soon has other issues, for a killer has moved into town with a nasty habit of carving up the victims. As luck should dictate, who should be the next target but Mrs. Knight herself?
The Automaton’s Wife is the second case in “Society for Paranormals”, in which a paranormal detective refuses to let danger, death and unwanted suitors inconvenience her in the small town of Nairobi. Welcome to a cozy mystery series concerning Victorian etiquette, African mythology and the search for a perfect spot of tea. If you enjoy historical mysteries, adore Victorian steampunk, appreciate British humor, or would love to experience adventure in colonial Africa, you'll love The Automaton’s Wife.
Katie and the team take on an ancient preternatural threat that far exceeds their own abilities while seeking to prove one of them is not a murderer; Amy is assigned a case which lies squarely in Katie’s area of expertise but has to tackle it alone. A treacherous new conspiracy surfaces with deadly consequences.
It’s time to get your witch on…. More than one million words of witchy goodness! Get ready to be transported with this magical boxed set of stories from NY Times, USA Today, and national bestselling authors! In this collection, you’ll find witches, wizards, and warlocks, along with vampires, shifters, and other creatures of the night.
From the day that the powerful, brave and merciless Vlad III Basarab, a descendant of the Draculesti family—better known to most people as the infamous vampire Dracula—ascends the throne, he knows only battles, betrayal and intrigue.
Evil grips the town of Targoviste, capital residence of Walachia. The secrets behind the stone walls of the palace are as dark and violent as a winter’s night, as terrifying as the prince’s deeds. Dead bodies, drained of blood and missing their little finger keep appearing in the streets at night.
Lovely, smart, determined, Angela Oltenescu ignores all the aggressive rumors and her mother’s warning regarding Vlad. Will she suffer the consequences of falling in love with a man nicknamed Dracula by his enemies—an infamous creature of the night?
Rich, sly, treacherous, Marin Craioveanu, a powerful landlord, craves the same woman loved by Vlad. Marin's hatred toward the prince will make him an ally to Handsome Radu, Vlad’s brother and Sultan’s friend, ready to sell the country to the Ottomans to get rid of his rival.
Dracula’s Mistress will awe legions of fans of Gothic literature, paranormal and historical fiction.
Phevos, an ancient Greek, remembers very little from his childhood. What’s more, his mysterious father never explained how his mother disappeared years ago. When Phevos turns twenty, his father sends him on a time-traveling journey to modern-day Athens without telling him the reason. There, Phevos finds new friends, romantic love, and a trail of clues that lead to shocking revelations. Excited, he continues to unravel his family’s mysteries and soon realizes his father has set up an ingenious plan so their family can be whole again. This plan involves two Olympian gods and a war that’s been raging between them seemingly forever. One of the gods is out to help Phevos, the other, to destroy him. Will he escape the mortal danger and manage to fulfill his destiny? "A stunning masterpiece . . . so well-written that I couldn't put it down." ~Readers' Favorite “A rare gem.” ~Fantasy & Scifi Network The Necklace of Goddess Athena is a fascinating story about the importance of faith when all hope is lost. With its mystery, sweet romance, humor, and touches of drama, this family-friendly fantasy will take you on an unforgettable ride.
Los Angeles tattoo artist Luna Graves' world turns upside when her estranged father dies and she discovers that it's her destiny to be a doctor to monsters in this urban fantasy that is "E.R. meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer."
Monsters are real - and we are their prey. Elizabeth Fox is small, dark, and deadly. As the new leader of the Steelheads, Washington’s top monster hunting team, she must face down monsters in single combat, absorb their power, and banish their spirits – or die trying. A family is slaughtered in their Seattle penthouse by a prehistoric nightmare too powerful for the cops to handle. The Steelheads are called in to destroy the monster and rescue the only survivor: a young girl who is at the center of another bloody mass murder the very next day. The girl is innocent. Whatever has control of her is not. Starring a fierce Valkyrie who must learn to rely on her teammates - a mysterious and devastatingly handsome sniper and a Marines combat veteran with an encyclopedic knowledge of monsters - Murder of Crows is set within the expansive world of the Shaman States of America. Join Liz, Inari and Jack as they take on monsters, gangsters and each other in Book One of the Seattle Steelheads series!
He rescued the devils daughter, but Hell isnt celebrating…
Rogue wizard Josiah Quinn never met a rule he wouldnt break. Even though he knows hell face plenty of backlash from both good and evil, he braves the fires of Hell to spring Satans captive daughter. But before they return to their lives, hes got to track down the missing pieces of her soul…
As he attempts to unite the fragmented spirit of the succubus by his side, Josiah has one little problem: a power-hungry wizard aiming to rule the underworld. And since that handsome devil also happens to be his old flame, fighting to protect millions of innocent lives is like battling his own heart.
With New York City in the crossfire, can Josiah pull off the impossible before all Hell breaks loose?
Fractured Souls is a deliciously dark urban fantasy. If you like smart-mouthed heroes, noir-style settings, and stories that flip tropes on their head, then youll love E.A. Copens thrilling novel.
Slated for execution, shapeshifting assassin, Dahlia Nite, flees her world to hide in the human realm. As payment for the shelter they unknowingly provide, Dahlia dedicates herself to protecting humans from what truly lives in the shadows. Moving from town to town, she hunts the creatures that threaten an unsuspecting human race; burying the truth that could destroy them all. But the shadows are shifting. The lies are adding up. And when Sentinel City is threatened by a series of bizarre brutal murders, light is shed on what should never be seen. The secrets that have kept humanity in the dark for centuries are in danger of being exposed. Wrestling with a lifetime of her own deceptions, Dahlia investigates the killings while simultaneously working to conceal their circumstances. But with each new murder, the little bit of peace she has found in this world begins to crumble. Each new clue leads her to the one place she thought to never go again. Home. Flash Point is the award-winning first book in the Nite Fire Series.
Welcome to Victoria in Beautiful British Columbia, the most haunted city in North America, and to Detective Carol Ainsworth's first day undercover at the very grand old lady, The Fairmont Empress Hotel. Ready to deal with the two Italian families flying in for a wedding to unite them, she did not bargain for the ghosts, the FBI agent or the ancient curses that come along too. Add to that the very wonderful and mysterious psychic lady claiming you've invited her, the young boys disappearing, and the weird things happening to the unfortunates looking for their next fix trapped alongside spirits in the sewers, Carol found her first undercover assignment way more challenging than she could have imagined. The one saving grace was the great Empress High Tea that Agnes introduced her to and the fabulous scones that are to die for. Literally.
Humanity is at risk... The fallen angels are up to something. Has she stumbled upon a plot to end the world? Quayla made a mistake and people died. It's not easy being an elemental phoenix trying to save humanity. There are rules to follow. Her boss, Vitae, doesn't like her and she has no idea why. Could he really want her dead? Detective Foxner has just caught a bizarre case. The bodies go missing and she's determined to figure out who's behind it. One clue leads to another and she's thrust into a world she can't believe exists. Reality on earth isn't what she thought. Hell wants control of mankind... The angels can't be trusted to stop their brethren... You'll love this amazing, must-read adventure because who doesn't love an underdog who's got bigger problems than death?
A world held in shackles, bound by a mysterious fog.
A place where the practice of magic has been forbidden.
Something old is stirring. A mysterious force that threatens to upset a balance older than anyone can remember.
For nearly one thousand years, magic and its practitioners have been outlawed. They have been banished to the fringe by an increasingly corrupt and insolvent royal decree. When the criminals outlaw magic, sorcerers become outlaws.
The center cannot hold though. Every day now, the whispers about change grow louder.
"Tales From Fog World" is a prequel collection for the brand new, epic fantasy series, Fog World. These five short novellas reveal a world hanging on the brink, teetering on the edge of catastrophic changes.
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.
My Gran used to say, “There are times when the only way out is a lead pill.” These are stories when things got that bad. A Lead Pill is the second collection of short stories from a HARD PLACE. Stories of loneliness and betrayal, of false hope and shattered dreams, of gifts and regrets, of love and accidental kindness. Each story follows separate paths that lead to the understanding that sometimes the only solution is a lead pill. A life of stacked years never knowing that it was all in service to a memory in Service Up. What do you do when life has outlived the reason to be alive in Tired of Living. Finding love in the strangest places can lead to some strange results in Passing it Forward. The desperate do desperate things that they soon come to regret in Haymaker. She wanted the power, she just didn’t want to be used by it in The Refusal. All your life you have wanted something but maybe you didn’t know what that was in The Touch. His love of numbers led him to ask for something that turned out to be something else entirely in Adding it up.
The interplanetary gates have existed between the five planets and the Netherworld for as long as living memory. Dr. Elisabeth Avery is a woman caught between two worlds. Little does she know that others like her, other half-breeds, are being hunted. When a creature drags a princess into the Netherworld, Elisabeth is determined to save her by any means necessary. Meanwhile, on the planet of Hystera, a Keeper and his assistant investigate a grisly string of suicides and are in need of someone with Elisabeth's skills. The Gate Guardians and Elisabeth are aware that something is coming and know that it has something to do with the Netherworld bleeding through to the planets, but not why. Will Elisabeth be able to come to terms with who she is in time to face the coming threat?
She'd rather be a normal eighteen-year-old … but not much chance of that, when she can raise the dead. When Judy discovers she's a necromancer who can raise the dead, she does her best to deny this unholy gift. But after leaving the orphanage for a mysterious manor house, she learns that not only have the dead started walking again, her power means she's the only one who can stop it. Judy Hudson wants to be a normal woman, but the nuns who've raised her treat her with fear and suspicion. When a beautiful, otherworldly stranger whisks her from the orphanage to a dignified old estate, he promises to help her wield power beyond imagining. Dare she trust that her abilities aren't evil after all? But when their lessons go awry, Judy learns she can do great harm. To make matters worse, new undead attack--corpses raised from among the long-time dead. Another necromancer is at work, and he must be stopped before he destroys the innocent inhabitants of the nearby town, including the handsome sheriff. To save them all, can one woman learn to control the darkness inside her--a seductive darkness that promises her power beyond her wildest dreams?
Description He is Renault, Merlin’s unofficial leader of his spy network. Refined. Loyal. Tenacious. Cunning. He’s as complicated as he is cruel and sadistic. He’s also the only hope Merlin has when it comes to doing the impossible. His current mission: rescue General Crixus of the Sandanistas aboard a train that has been commandeered by about seventy Sene-Gaulian soldiers. For him and his deadly crew, it should be a fairly straightforward objective-at least it would have been if half his crew hadn’t sold him out. With his objective at stake, the lives of several innocent people on the line as well the lives of his loyal brethren, Renault has little choice. He must push headlong into a difficult mission that has now become an impossible one. When a deadly enemy from his past resurfaces to settle an old debt, his position becomes even more precarious. In an unbelievable act of charity, he has created a haven for the unfortunate-but that haven has also been breached. Just what will become of those innocent souls? With an elite group of assassins on his tail, half of his men gunning for him and an army at his doorstep, just what is the greatest spy in Round Table history to do?
The gods are at war. Mal is their weapon.
It’s been ten years since Mal died. Five years since the god Hades dragged her from the underworld and forged her, through blood and pain, into his living weapon. And in five minutes, the only other agent of Hades she trusts will die.
Someone is assassinating Hades’s agents all over New York City. If Mal can’t find the one responsible, she’ll be next—if she’s lucky. If not, she’ll watch everything she cares about go up in flames first.
Mal didn’t choose this life. But now it’s all she has. And she’ll be damned if she lets anyone—human or god—take what is hers.
Bound to prophecy, his destiny balanced on an arrow’s tip. With the Bow of Hart in hand, Athson is hunted by his enemies. His mistakes haunt him as much as his past. Hastra the Withling reveals Eloch will send an arrow for the bow. Magdronu plots to thwart the prophecy as his trolls attack Auguron City. But when the arrow arrives, it is from an unexpected source and lands in unforeseen hands. Events twist like an arrow in flight. Can Athson overcome his past and use the Bow of Hart as intended? The archer and the bow await the coming arrow… If you like epic fantasy read The White Arrow because it's a "fabulous conclusion..."
Rock's Dogs is a collection of twelve stories set in Mudflat, many featuring Rock Decko and a new girlfriend and her dog, and including other characters in the neighborhood.
A night of celebrating a new beginning ends in a nightmare that Grace can’t escape. When she wakes up in a strange place three days later, she realizes her life has been turned upside down. She’s been forced into a world where magic is real along with monsters of myth. The vampire who marked her is hell-bent on making her come to him—to be one of his possessions. Grace soon learns that she was born a powerful witch and with the help of some new and old friends, she learns her craft as she transitions into a vampire/witch hybrid. It's a race against time as the crazed vampire attempts to take over Grace's mind—he’ll do anything to have her. Matthew, the hybrid who saved her life, will do anything to protect her, even if it means sacrificing his own life. Deceit, betrayal, and new beginnings.
Salazar, a descendent of Serena McKay, seems to be the only one who understands that his city, August City, faces apocalyptic annihilation while its wealthiest citizens are spirited away and to safety by spaceships.
Is there any hope?
•The wealthiest residents have fled.
•An unprecedented and unprovoked air raid shatters August City.
•A biological toxin is released on Earth.
Is there any safe place to hide?
Fortunately, Salazar remembers the stories his grandmother told about a city beneath August City, possibly a safe place to weather an unparalleled attack. But, as he leads his mother to this proposed shelter, they are attacked by crazed residents who have inhaled toxic fumes that alter their personalities and turned common men into killers.
Can Salazar and his mother find safety before these madmen kill them both? Is there a future worth fighting for?
When a fairy tale ends up in a bloodbath, virtue rises.
Dinah isn’t just a private investigator, she solves unthinkable mysteries in the multiverse, and has never lost a case until her best friend becomes a victim in a series of mass murders. Someone is toying with the human race and sending threats across the cosmos.
Arik, an Oxford professor in mythology, holds the key to several secrets in the multiverse. When Dinah travels to Earth to seek help from him, they discover one of the secrets he knows could make him the next victim.
As the danger increases, so does their mutual attraction. But fate might have something else in store for them in a twist of a fairy tale.
Dark Solar is an urban fantasy trilogy, full of action, magic, science and romance.
All good things come to an end…but not if she can help it. The life Dahlia built in Sentinel City is over, shattered by betrayal and crushed beneath the rubble of a world she’s come to love. But, in the apocalypse, grief is a luxury none can afford. Least of all, the scaled vigilante fighting to protect them. With half her team MIA, creatures rampaging the streets, and humanity facing destruction, Dahlia struggles to put out more fires than one shapeshifter can handle. All the while, the damaged veil between the worlds is eroding faster. Exits are multiplying, giving the blight free reign to devour all in its path. Relishing in the chaos: the mad scientist bent on seizing Earth for his own devious plan. In a race against time, Dahlia must find a way to save what remains of this tragic new reality—before the Renewal extinguishes all life on the linked worlds. The dragon inside her is done sitting quietly in the background. Exit Strategy is the 5th and final book in the Nite Fire Series.
The world is changing . . . . . . and no one sees the danger. However, one man – accidentally imbued with extraordinary powers – could be the answer to it all. As visions compel him on a journey involving the legendary Excalibur and The Lady of the Lake, Arthur finds himself in England. The irresistible call brings him to the famous London Institute of Psychic Research, where he meets Ruth. The feisty, red-headed doctor wants nothing to do with the arrogant American, but her boss and the Commander of MI-6 have other plans. Believing the beautiful scientist is the key to controlling and weaponizing Arthur’s abilities, they force the pair to work together. Ruth has no choice but to tag along, finding it increasingly difficult to fight her growing attraction for Arthur. However, when a camping trip along Lake George suddenly turns into a military expedition, the doctor realizes the precarious predicament she’s in. And her unwanted partner isn’t the only source of concern. There are more secrets hidden beneath the dark waters than anyone imagined. And, strangely, unknown forces are causing Arthur’s senses to go wonky. He’s losing control. Will he be able to recover his powers and prevent WWIII? His next move may determine the fate of the world. You’ll love this snarky urban fantasy / sci-fi adventure because the twists, turns, and smoldering romance makes you want to keep turning the page. ----- The Secret of Excalibur is a 2016 Readers' Favorite Hon ...
FIVE STARS *****: A swirling mix of political intrigue, vivid action sequences, and lighthearted romance makes Forbidden Ties a delight for medieval fiction lovers. Author Kyrie Wang's tale of two people from opposing factions finding themselves forced to work together under extraordinary circumstances is captivating from start to finish. - Pikasho Deka for Readers’ Favorite Reviews
FIVE STARS *****: The characters are well developed, the scenes are described with attention to detail, and the history is well researched. Interspersed between the battles and the growing need to find clarity between what is good and what is evil, romance blossoms with a subtlety that will have readers sitting on edge, wanting to learn more. - Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers’ Favorite Reviews
The orphaned. The outcast. In a country torn by rebellion, they will rise as heroes.
1075 A.D. England
Nine years after the Norman Conquest Orphaned during a rebellion against William the Conqueror, Heather is thrust into another revolt when her childhood sweetheart disappears to save the son of a murdered Norman knight.
This quarrelsome son, Matthew, is determined to destroy the English rebels who decimated his household. Heather stays out of it- until she is accidentally entangled with a young rebel leader named Toby. As she is whisked off through the forests of medieval England, inhabit ...
Would YOU be chosen? Cam Mackintosh is in his last year of a science degree at Melbourne University when he is offered the opportunity of a lifetime, the chance to help establish an entirely sustainable community on an island off the coast of Australia following a deadly outbreak. The community is presented with a clean slate; a completely new eco-village, protected from the outside world, but with much of the knowledge and technology of today. The community on August Island thrives and is established on modern values of gender equality and cultural inclusion. In their second year, Cam overcomes his personal challenges and finds love with Freyja. Life is idyllic until Freyja goes missing. Cam follows her to Scotland using Antipodes, an ancient secret, referenced by many cultures throughout history. There he connects with another sustainable community on the island of Lewis, much like his own. Strangers become friends, and he realises he has found his forever home, the place where he is genuinely "of the land". His new friends include Fraser, who shares his passion for sustainable agriculture and Laetitia, a psychologist turned teacher with a challenging past. Despite his contentment, his loyalty and commitment to Freyja continue to haunt him, and Cam travels outside the protection of the communities in search of Freyja and other communities like theirs. Now with 26 four and five-star reviews on GoodReads, Antipodes is described by one reviewer: While this falls into the ‘dyst ...
Raising the dead is just the beginning. Selena is a necromancer but hiding her talent is priority one. She works in a small diner as a fry cook with her best friend, only raising the dead when the magic becomes too much and always in secret. But all that changes when someone starts leaving dead animals at her doorstep. She runs, leaving everything behind, but finds herself in a new world where magic is king and the group teaching young people how to use their magic want her to aid the police in paranormal investigations. Someone or something is killing people and when tragedy strikes too close to home, can Selena stop hiding and find the power she needs to stop a monster?
Can the thief he’s sworn to capture be his one true mate? Guardian Nathan Hawke loves catching criminals. Emily has her own brand of justice which takes her outside the law. This paranormal romance/ urban fantasy story is a thrilling mix of danger, suspense and white-hot sizzling romance. Emily, thief, computer hacker, and modern-day Robin Hood targets unscrupulous corporations to give back to the poor. Lately her inner ‘knowing’ warns she’s in mortal danger. But she can’t stop stealing to save her life. She's the only hope for wronged families who need her brand of justice. Sexy computer expert Nathan Hawke has taken on the job of catching the elusive hacker. However, he is not what he seems. He has deep secrets of his own that could change everything. Emily’s opportunity to right wrongs her own way is slipping out of her grasp. She’s running out of time. If she’s not careful to guard her back – and her heart- the fallout could cost her life.
"A new take on urban fantasy... an action-packed adventure that will have you on the edge of your seat." - bestselling author Nat Russo The sky was never the limit. Enter a world of gangs, vigilantes, and magic that's powerful enough to kill. Mark has never been the survivor his friend Angie is, but when he rescues a mysterious belt from the flames, it's a decision that changes his life for good. As the two tap into the secret of gravity-controlling magic, they realize the reason Angie's family tried to destroy the belt. Flying comes at a cost, to their lives and their sanity. Fighting back against a street gang with a vendetta, Mark begins to sense that death waits around every turn. Soon he and Angie come face-to-face with the true danger: hidden masters of other magical forces. The keepers of power want the secret of flying, and they'll destroy anyone who gets in their way. The High Road is the first book in a trilogy of street-level urban fantasy adventures. If you like heart-pounding suspense, comic-book energy, and Jim Butcher's Dresden Files, then you'll love Ken Hughes's gritty, magical series
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?
Teen superhero, Starrella, and her flying horse combat vicious killers in the skies of Atalanta. The quiet summer before her freshman year turns frighteningly weird after Estelle Wright trespasses onto an Army base. Blown into the air and knocked unconscious, she wakes with a nascent superpower. Not to mention a winged horse with a snarky attitude and a mind of her own. Back home in Atalanta, a serial killer is targeting the students at Goldman University. Before long she must juggle college classes with sneaking out of the house after dark to battle alien monsters. Estelle’s life is in danger, but who can she trust: handsome Captain Copper from military intelligence, or hunky Toby, the tough gangster with a motorbike? Both men have secret agendas, but falling in love is not in their plans. Young adult superheroes, quirky animal sidekicks, and a dash of romance enliven this thrilling adventure. Book 1 of the Secret Supers.
From Book 1: >The Amazon All-star Bestselling Author Willow Rose draws you into a place that you never want to leave! Death is only the beginning!Meghan is 16 when she dies.
She wakes up on a flying steamboat on her way to a school run by Angels in a white marble castle.
On the boat she meets Mick who has been dead for more than a hundred years but still looks like a teenager. He helps her past the difficult beginning at the new school in a new world filled with magic.
One day some of Meghan's roommates find a mirror in the cellar of the school and they persuade her to go through it with them - well knowing it is strictly against the rules of the school. Meghan ends up back on earth where she meets Jason. But Jason is in danger and Meghan knows something important. Something that is a matter of life and death. Soon she is forced to choose between the two worlds. The one she belongs to now and the one she left.
Beyond is a Young Adult Paranormal Romance and the first book in the Afterlife series.
˃˃˃ Praise:- Willow Rose definitely keeps you on the edge of your seat. She balanced fantasy and intense emotion brilliantly. I highly recommend it to anyone that enjoys the paranormal.
- I loved this book! It was really good and just warm with a touch of darkness to it (...) Its good stuff!
- Death & Life meet with a twist. Definitely worth a read!
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A New YA Supernatural Fantasy packed with Action and Adventure! If you like sinister demons, warrior angels, supernatural powers, ancient lineages, with a twist of deception and ruthless revenge... then you don't want to miss this new exciting page-turning series! Three Teens…Three Fallen…Humanity's future is at stake. Seventeen-year-old Olivia has seen some wild things living in Las Vegas—but never a demon—until one attacks but fails to kidnap her. Left with a celestial mark on her chest, Olivia sets out on a treacherous journey with two friends who share in her mystical lineage, only to find herself blindsided by the unwelcomed return of her absent father. Now, she must unravel her parent’s deceit and grapple with her painful past all the while unlocking the powerful secrets that will forever change her world. Except she’s also fighting her growing attraction to one of her friends while thrust into the unending war between the Fallen and Archangels. When the Fallen maliciously strike against her and plot revenge upon those she loves, Olivia finds herself faced with an impossible mission. Can she leave her life behind and enhance her powers to master the supernatural skills needed to slay the Fallen while guarding the secrets of Orion? Of course. Not a problem. Except if she fails, the balance between Heaven and Hell will shift—leaving mankind at the mercy of the ultimate evil and his bloodthirsty horde. Mark of Orion is the first book in a YA fantasy series, Guardians of Or ...
The ghosts that wander among the living do not haunt in the traditional sense; instead, they plague the innocent with disease, deformity and addiction. And once a ghost finds its victim, it will haunt them for a lifetime... or kill them quickly. After George gets ill, the dreams begin. Suppressed memories are triggered, allowing him to see ghosts, and a deeply buried instinct emerges. George finds out he can kill these monsters, and heal their victims. The ability to save lives is something George cannot ignore, but it soon becomes an obsession and begins to eat away at his sanity. His quest for understanding leads him to new friends and allies, and exposes him to enemies he could have never imagined. In the end, can you really ever kill something that’s already dead? The Edge of the Cemetery (Ghost Killer – Book 2) http://mybook.to/Cemetery winner of the August 2016 Long and Short Reviews Book of the Month
It's either the end of her life, or the saving of everyone else's. What would you do if the undead were after you? A spine chilling thriller of a girl's fight to survive in this best selling survival horror Romilly Winter is no ordinary heroine, just a reluctant one. She has a gift. She can see the future. But can she see far enough? The world in which she lives is under attack ”" the dead are rising, and evil follows her at every turn. Will she be able to save herself ”" and the world?” ˃˃˃ What other reviewers said. "I've read quite a few paranormal genre books, but I never got scared this much. " "Expected something similar to Twilight (with a touch of darkness, but ultimately light and fluffy); instead I discovered a genuinely creepy and suspenseful story" "A must-read for anyone who loves horror or suspenseful books." "I don't read horror stories, but if you don't take a chance and step out of a comfort zone you could be missing out on a great read. Dark Winter is one of those books. " "My mind is still reeling. Zombies and demons and serial killers! Lots of scares and graphic depictions of horror that Wes Craven would have loved to bring to life had he lived to read this book." ˃˃˃ High kicks and martial arts jinks don't work against zombies... But that doesn't stop Bruce Lee loving Romilly from trying. Find out how she fights the most terrifying of demons in this best selling paranormal horror trilogy.
Aria Knight has an unusual set of skills: she will hold back the hounds of Hell so that you can fly toward the Pearly Gates, and she will wipe your slate clean so you don't become karma's bitch…for a price. A Sin Eater has to make a living in today's world somehow. But when she's called in the dead of night to perform her rite for a recluse billionaire, she stumbles upon a murder scene, and the evidence points to her. In an attempt to clear her name and uncover the true culprit, Aria is forced to team up with a private investigator who's possessed by three spirits and a handsome wizard who would rather see all Sin Eaters like Aria go extinct. Aria knows her job is never easy, but now it’s become downright deadly. SIN EATER is the first book of the Aria Knight Chronicles by USA Today bestselling author Samantha LaFantasie and Alesha Escobar, author of the bestselling Gray Tower Trilogy.
A Paranormal Thriller: “Find me…” The words uttered by the mysterious woman he’d swerved off the road to miss, echo continually in Dallas policeman Arren Blaine’s head as he fights to get back into the world of the living, after the almost fatal car crash. A Paranormal Romantic adventure: “Find me…” So begins an odyssey of discovery that takes him far from the Dallas P.D. forensic labs and into the frightening world of the supernatural in his search for the woman who had saved his life. A woman he is destined to share eternity with, if he can find her... If he can save her.
Lark has a secret. She can see the vampires hiding among us for what they really are: sharp-toothed, blood-sucking demons. If her secret ever gets out, she'll likely find herself on the menu and be left bloodless in some back alley before she can say Namaste. Yoga is the only thing that helps her find balance in her crummy life; a way of staying in touch with her inner goddess. But she is closer to the great Hindu goddess, Durga, than she ever imagined. A chance run-in with the most powerful vampire in the city, Mr. Crowden, leaves Lark with only two choices: fight or flight. When the arrogant vampire won't leave her alone, and dangerous rogue vampires start closing in, will she accept a life-changing deal with the devil? Her dreams of running her own studio and being safe from the demons of the night are up for grabs. But when things go from bad to worse, will she find the ancient power hiding within her before it’s too late?
No one knows why certain people are blessed with a paranormal gift but Tessa's abilities despite her youth, are extraordinary. Her psychic capabilities and capacity to manipulate certain metals with the power of her mind, make the teenager a helpful resource to her father, the sheriff of Falcon Ridge.
Tessa's dog, Twaddle, her cat, Sheba, and a young boy from the wrong side of the tracks, are her closest friends.
The Boatyard Mystery, a conundrum to the falcon Ridge Police Department, begins to unravel under Tessa's penetrating visions as she applies the psychic gift to the disappearance of Mrs. Larson, wife of a local, Boatyard owner. The gifts, however, do not provide protection from the darker elements of the mystery and she finds herself in danger of losing her life.
Demons. Witches. Devils. Friends, or Foes? Find out who survives in Dark Winter 2 The terror rises and then some in Dark Winter: Crescent Moon Romilly protected the Mirror of Souls and won a decisive victory over the demons of Gorswood. She believes her job is done, and prepares to leave her hometown. The demon within her, however, stays ”" and leaves Romilly no chance to find happiness, peace and love. A humiliated Toril is unable to move on. The young witch wants vengeance no matter what the cost. Toril raises the stakes in a cat-and-mouse game with the enemy where only one can emerge victorious. Beth faces an internal struggle to stay true to her faith whilst needing to do what is right. When an old adversary resurfaces to challenge her, maybe even having God on her side will not be enough. With the nightmares becoming all too real, Romilly, Toril and Beth can no longer tell friend from foe. When the terrors of the night become the terrors of the day, who will be left standing for the final showdown? Dark Winter: Crescent Moon, is the second installment of the Dark Winter Trilogy. AUTHOR NOTES: Not suitable for young readers. Story has elements of sex, strong fantasy horror and psychological horror, scenes of violence throughout and infrequent but strong swearing. Dark Winter: Crescent Moon is upper / middle YA, suitable for people fifteen years and older.
A hilarious and magical new series from the authors of Down & Dirty Supernatural Cleaning Services! Three very different women receive a similar desperate message from their husbands: I've been kidnapped and I need your help. They each must secure a mysterious and powerful magical object for his release. As they set upon this task, the women discover they have more in common than they originally thought. They also begin to realize that the magic object may be the key to changing their lives...and their destinies.
Dreden Sharpstand and his father are poor. All the humans and avehos of Kroonsaed are hardly getting by. If not for the bright, enigmatic sea of gas called the Sunitian Sea, life and resources in the town would be prosperous. But the Sea has secrets of its own... One night Dreden and his friends are attacked by mysterious men, with weapons they cannot understand. When they strike a second time, they chase the men into the Sea, and are transported to an alternate world, to a city called Brunswald, where technology exists centuries ahead of their time. Since the new world is only populated by humans, Dreden's friend Gerrika the aveho, a flightless, humanoid bird, becomes an instant celebrity. When Dreden meets Morell Edland, the son of the richest family in the country, he falls in love with him, and can hardly remember why he ended up in the new world in the first place. Slowly, things start to reveal themselves. A secret, lost history between their two worlds is becoming unraveled, and a seemingly omnipotent force is killing thousands across the world. Just one thing is for sure: Dreden and his friends didn't end up in Brunswald by accident. From the author of the Kirkus-acclaimed Immortale, The Century's Scribe is a must read for devourers of new adult fiction and high fantasy. Brendan Walsh delivers on his most personal novel yet.
Aisling and Prince Drayaen return home to Ireland in time to celebrate the holidays. But their festivities are short-lived. New enemies are threatening their way of life. As dark forces swirl around them, Aisling and the prince must destroy their adversaries to protect each other and everything they love.
"The Earth died in less than a minute. Maybe that's an exaggeration. It's not like the planet ceased to exist altogether. It just seemed like it. Cities were reduced to rubble. Millions of people died that day. I've since been told that 95% of the Earth's human population was wiped out. I don't know if that's true—I mean, who can know that for sure? It's not like we still have any of the technology that we once used to determine such things. But I do know that it was almost empty of people—live ones, that is." Thus begins the journey of Ben and Lila, two ordinary teenagers forced to rise to extraordinary heights when faced with a world that has suddenly and inexplicably died. Dealing with the sorrow of all they have lost, but the love they have found in each other, they set off on an odyssey that will bring them to the limits of human endurance and face to face with the frailty of their very existence. From the extreme violence of many of the surviving humans toward one another, to a world physically falling apart at the seams, Ben and Lila are determined to make it through the devastation in their quest for a place to quietly share their life together. In the process, they have to become as violent as the world around them in order to survive, while struggling to hold onto the humanity that will keep them sane.
Demonspell,, or Curse of the Everlasting Relatives. is the first novel in the Sunspinners series. Along with a big house and income, Elaine inherits five immortal relatives who need constant attention. Try keeping a husband with that set of in-laws. Yes, she has tried. Twice. And failed. Now, just when she meets a new guy, a band of demons demand that Elaine and her family leave Seattle immediately, alive or dead. From the author of the award-winning urban fantasy Mudflat series, here is another series set in contemporary Seattle, across town. Matthews has been published by Avon, Dell, Holt, Putnam and Silhouette.
Sworn to protect the secrets of their race, marshals are trained to police Weeia hiding among humans. After completing her advanced marshal training, Danni is blown away by her new plum assignment to Paris. But, all is not well in the City of Lights; the offices are a shambles, her boss is apathetic, and her predecessors died under mysterious circumstances; it’s almost like somebody doesn’t want the law there. Despite that she risks her life in the seedy underworld of gypsies and tramps to search for a missing Weeia man.
Amy and Katie discover the startling truth of who is behind the attacks and decide to go on the offensive. Strange alliances lead to violent death as they seek to overcome the most formidable enemy they have yet to face. An old ally resurfaces, yet everyone seems to have their own agenda, which leads to constant conflict where no one can be trusted, as they take on forces more sinister and powerful than ever before when they race to rescue their friends. This adrenaline-fueled continuation of 'the CULL' series sees Amy and Katie propelled into the very heart of their enemies' domain and bring about events that will change them forever.
At the age of twenty-one, Abigail Blanque is a fun-loving, naive, and carefree witch, having the time of her life, partying and hunting rouge vampires for the Hybrid Coven. That is until she learns of a murderous stalker who’s been watching her every move. After two witches are murdered, all signs point to Abby being the next victim. In a dangerous turn of events, Abby’s life descends into chaos and she must summon an extraordinary power she never knew she had in order to fight a dark evil that wants her dead. Abby knows her life is about to change. Darkness is coming…
Who Guards the Angel?
Richard Eastman wasnt looking for redemption. He was content drowning his memories of the Gulf War, his dead brother, and a father whose love had always seemed unattainable. But when an angel whose wings have been sawn off arrives in his life, Captain Eastman makes a decision:
Save the angel and return her wings or die trying.
In search of the wingless angel, Eastman battles demonic henchmen on the streets of San Francisco, venturing down to the deepest levels of Hell, all the way to Lucifers throne. For Captain Richard Eastman, the only way home is death or victory; the only way to redemption is to help his angel and retrieve her missing wings.
Eden Hunter has a little secret that could get her killed. Again. Paradise isn't all it's cracked up to be. Reaper Eden Hunter would know: she spends her days working for a local vampire warlord, harvesting the souls of the recently departed. But even bad situations can get worse. And when a body washes up on shore near Eden's secluded beachfront villa, the former con artist finds herself under investigation by the FBI. But Eden's not concerned about being charged with murder. She's got a bigger secret she needs to keep quiet. It's why she's living miles from anyone else, even on an island that appears on no map. If that secret gets out, the fate awaiting her is far worse than life in prison. Too bad the FBI won't stop digging until it might be too late... Rain Dance is the first book in the all-new Sunshine & Scythes urban fantasy series starring (semi) reformed con artist turned Reaper (and occasional FBI consultant) Eden Hunter. Each novel can be enjoyed on its own without reading the others, but there is an ongoing series arc.
Just how long will a vampire wait for revenge? Buy Dawn of the New Breed to find out in the prequel to the best selling vampire series. The full length prequel to Murderous Little Darlings (A Tale of Vampires #1). * England, 1472. A teenage Mariana Claremont is having a secret liaison with England’s premier soldier and commander of the King’s army. Unhappy with their union, separatists amongst the Kingdom set in motion a plan that will change England and Scotland forever. Several centuries later, three vulnerable children catch the eye of a bloodthirsty yet lonely vampire. Will they escape the clutches of the vampire, or usher in a new dawn of the undead? * MATURE CONTENT: Story contains occasional scenes of strong violence, infrequent but strong swearing, and some gory scenes. There are also some scenes of a sexual nature. Recommended reading age 18+ ˃˃˃ Before the vampire siblings, there was someone else.... Humans aren't born vampires, something happens to them, something truly evil, perhaps even when they are at their most vulnerable. Evil feeds on weakness to the point that for vampires, they don't have a conscience. Morals and ethics they once had are discarded. But no-one ever just becomes one of the undead. It might seem alluring, romantic even, but the life is just one blood hunt after another, until their head is struck from their shoulders. Dawn of the New Breed gives a new angle to the oft-modern setting of A Tale of Vampires. It's a new story told in ...
Our earth mother, Gaia, foresaw a definitive epoch when the survival of humankind and her precious planet would be at issue. That day is upon us. Earth is enveloped in environmental and social crises. Unless humankind serves as stewards for Earth and themselves the planet may be despoiled. Gaia could not sit by and observe the destruction of her beautiful blue planet and the clever beings she found intriguing. This is the story of the gifted population of women she reserved in the sea who are dedicated to safeguarding the future of humankind and Earth.
Lex may have made peace between the Fae and the vampires, but her old nightmares aren't quickly forgotten when she has to travel to a new land with a vampire in tow. On their epic journey, Armond is abducted by a witch leaving Lex vulnerable. She must learn to trust the vampire, or she will self-destruct before she has the chance to save Armond. This new foe gathers a following, increasing the rift between the factions of people in this new land and Lex must help them before it's too late. Epic journeys aren't as fun as they sound.
Cassidy Kincaide runs Trifles & Folly in modern-day Charleston, an antiques and curios shop with a dangerous secret. Cassidy can read the history of objects by touching them and along with her business partners Teag, who has Weaver magic and Sorren, a 600-year-old vampire, they get rid of cursed objects and keep Charleston and the world safe from supernatural threats. When zombies rise in Charleston cemeteries, dead men fall from the sky, and the whole city succumbs to the “grouch flu,” Cassidy, Teag, and Sorren suspect a vengeful dark witch who is gunning for Teag and planning to unleash an ancient horror. Cassidy, Teag, and Sorren—and all their supernatural allies—will need magic, cunning, and the help of a Viking demi-goddess to survive the battle with a malicious Weaver-witch and an ancient Norse warlock to keep Charleston—and the whole East Coast—from becoming the prey of the Master of the Hunt.
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
Supernatural creatures on the prowl. Adi has to stop the hallucinations before they get her expelled. But when her dreams start coming true, she's desperate to find answers before she loses her sanity. Honi is the last of the spirit walkers, able to traverse the human and spirit world. He searches for an apprentice, desperate to train another so the secrets of his people are preserved. He has sworn off love and knows only duty. Adi doesn’t want help from some smug dude, no matter how good he looks with his shirt off. Yet working with the intriguing Native American man and his wolf companion might be the only way to stop the supernatural attacks that will claim her life.
Caspian is looking for his mother. Snatched from the beach as a child and raised as a half-breed Mer-Prince in the long-lost city of Atlantis, his turn to rule is coming fast. Caspian learns that the Mer in Oceania have found a method to visit land—a practice forbidden in Atlantis—and later return to the sea. Unfortunately, the “magic” method involves poison so potent that only half-breeds with undamaged lungs can survive it. When his Sea King father forces Caspian’s engagement to a mermaid he can’t stand, Caspian decides it’s time to go in search of his human roots, and the woman who gave him life. Elise has nothing left to lose, except the house she grew up in and a beat-up classic car her father had intended to restore. While her friends leave home for college and abroad, she’s stuck waitressing at The Sea Turtle, begging for enough hours to pay her power bill, and using her lunch breaks to place flowers on her parents’ graves. Not only is she not looking for love—she’s not even looking for friendship. Loss is something she knows too much of, and she can’t survive any more. But when she finds a mysterious stranger wandering the cemetery, she takes pity on the pathetic soul and brings him to her work where she can feed him a solid meal. The innocent meeting turns into an unbreakable bond, and sets off a chain of events that leaves them both questioning their place in the world—be it land or sea—and discovering just how essential love and family can be.
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?
At least when you’re Death’s nephew the bad guys literally have no-where to hide, right? Meet Reed Lavender, a mostly-human detective with the uncanny ability to hear the final words of the dead. But on this case he’ll need more than his usual tricks to solve the murder of a teen runaway – he’ll need something that just might be more trouble than it’s worth – the help of his ragtag Reaper-cousins. But the deeper Reed digs the more he realises there’s something far bigger and darker beneath his city, something vast, something that is ripening to rot...
Earth is just a prison realm for humans, who don't know it. FYI: Accidentally breaking out is frowned upon. Well, crap. Thanks to some epic bad luck, Vera tumbles through the gate separating Earth from the other realms of the world. Beyond Earth, the world is full of magic. And completely off-limits to humans. Vera's new protector, Kale, is the cranky, overbearing, irritatingly-attractive Guardian responsible for executing humans who stray beyond their borders. Turns out, her kind broke the world a thousand years ago. WAY TO GO TEAM HUMANS! Vera needs to find a way back home before anyone else figures out what she is. Her best shot at getting there with all her bits intact? Kale. Who still might decide to kill her, if his flesh-eating demon horse doesn't beat him to it. Oh, and mythical monsters are real. All of them. Good times, right?
Death is a country we see through the tiny keyhole of an immovable door. Raised by their grandmother after their parents’ death, Chloe and Olivia Borders are now in mourning for Rose. The Alzheimer’s that forced them to be split into separate foster homes has taken their last living family member. As a way to rekindle their friendship, the twins commit to a road trip— which spells their demise. Now the question is: What comes after, and how will they get back to life?
Time is running out. Change is coming, and the worlds will never be the same. Surviving her ordeal on Drimera was only the beginning. Forced to pick up the remains of her life and move on, Dahlia returns to her vigilante ways: hunting monsters by the cover of darkness. Backed by a new team, she vows to keep the streets safe while training to harness the eye’s abilities. But the city has become a time bomb, and every day the clock ticks faster—as the creatures pour in and the blight spreads. Dahlia worries she will never be enough to stop the impending destruction. How can she be the answer to saving them all? Already stretched thin, Dahlia shies away from investigating the Sentinel’s latest murder spree. But the victims’ identities confound her. And the fragile thread tying the postmortem mutilations to Ella Chandler is impossible to ignore. Compelled to unravel the truth, what she uncovers only deepens the mystery. Who engineered the sinister plot? Why does everything lead back to that first case—the one that brought Dahlia out of the shadows and into the light? Slash & Burn is the 4th book in the Nite Fire Series.
All Sophie Bloom has ever known is a quiet, sheltered life with her abysmally normal parents. She has no idea that one morning will change everything about her ordinary life. Because by the end of her usual run, she’s seen something she can’t explain—something that can’t be human— Sophie is plunged into a dark and violent world of creatures straight out of mythology. It seems she didn’t know everything about her mother after all. Delving her mother’s past, even knowing it is the key to everything, including her own future, isn’t easy. Especially when it becomes abundantly clear that something or someone from that past is now after her. As if that wasn’t enough, her dormant love life suddenly blares to life, making a spectacular, complicated mess of things. Yet the deeper Sophie goes down the rabbit hole, the more she learns about the truth at the heart of who she is. As long-held secrets come to light, she’ll be forced to make impossible choices and only one thing remains perfectly clear: Sophie’s life will never be ordinary again.
All Shane wanted was to get away from the wreckage of his career for a while. He picked New York City to provide him with a distraction from his early, unwanted retirement from the police force. New York City delivered, distracting him with three corpses and a miniature llama with a spitting problem and an attitude. If he wants to return to a normal life, he’ll have to face off against a sex trafficking ring targeting the woman of his dreams, ancient vampires, murderous criminals, his parents, and an FBI agent with a hidden agenda. Some days, it isn’t easy being an ex-cop. Warning: This novel contains excessive humor, action, excitement, adventure, magic, romance, and bodies. Proceed with caution.
Agatha Christie, roll over in your grave, new sleuths on the prowl. Haida shaman Charlie Stillwaters convinces Carol Ainsworth, a Vancouver detective, to join him as he breaks his way into a high security prison. The duo are determined to find out who killed the previous native elder before all lightning and thunder breaks loose. They encounter deranged inmates, mystical beings, ancient serpents, wood sprites and someone who should have been dead long ago. Not your usual crime/mystery! Not your usual criminal investigators! You thought Jack Nicholson was mad in The Shining… Wait until you meet Charlie Stillwaters in the Sweat lodge. Reviews Just when I was beginning to wonder where the next great Canadian story teller would emerge from, Frank Talaber has written a modern crime mystery with a twist. In “Thunderbird’s Wake” Talaber weaves the richness of Canada’s west coast aboriginal spirituality into the science of modern forensics. CSI comes to Haida Gwaii as the shaman and the detective conduct an investigation that will take them and the reader on a journey to a place where murder, redemption and ancient mysticism intersect. Michael G de Jong, QC Minister of Finance, Government House Leader, Province of British Columbia There are many aspects true to First Nation’s beliefs. For example the transformation of animals and anomalies within our realm. Frank Talaber’s writing is clear and concise, leaving no grey areas. But his true tal ...
Dealing with anxiety and a dysfunctional family is bad enough, but it gets worse when Hera is kidnapped and taken to a mysterious house secluded in the middle of a forest. There she meets Aethen, the leader of the Ashar Coven, claiming to be a psychic vampire who feeds on human energy. If that’s not shocking enough, he insists that not only is she a psychic vampire as well, but also the High Priestess destined to lead the fight in a supernatural war. The Ashar Prophecy declares that Hera will Awaken in order to save her kind. If she fails, her people will be destroyed, shattering a long, intricate past. Hera’s role--and survival--become more complicated as her attraction to Aethen grows stronger each day. Hera is now trapped in a war between two vampire factions; one vicious and bloodthirsty, the other territorial and shrouded in secrets. Her future--and the future of her coven--rests in her hands. Will she find the strength to fulfill her destiny even if the secrets surrounding the Ashar Prophecy hide a terrible truth?
Old secrets, hidden psychics, secret shifters, ghosts, scandals—and true love. A series of long-ago disappearances leads cold case private detective Austin Williams to investigate a troubled sanitarium. Jamie Miller is new in town, temporarily running the local historical association, and he willingly signs on to help solve Austin’s mystery.
Sparks fly between them as they dig into the hospital’s troubled past. But someone wants the past to stay buried—and is willing to bury Austin and Jamie to keep it that way.
Haven is part of the Magic Emporium series. Each book stands alone, but each one features an appearance by Marden’s Magic Emporium, a shop that can appear anywhere, but only once and only when someone’s in dire need.
Haven is an action-packed, supernatural mystery thrill-ride, full of hurt/comfort, geeks in love, paranormal secrets, vengeful ghosts, helpful shifters, wise witches, deadly scandals, sexy psychics, library hijinks, a brave historian and a lovelorn private detective, plus a guaranteed HEA.
Natalya Volkovs dream is to fly, but when shes killed in a plane crash defending Mother Russia, the Norse goddess Freyja gives her a second chance at lifefor a price. For immortality, she must hunt down the most powerful man in Europe or give up the man she loves.
Romani-Jew, Mikhail Abramovich has known hardship. He escaped a Nazi camp, became a Resistance soldier, and the love of his life died in his arms. Yet, when Natalya miraculously returns to life; he is plunged into a world that is no longer black and white.Is the hunt for Hitler and immortality worth giving up everything they have ever known and loved?
Jordan has visions of monsters, demons, and death. Seventeen, orphaned, and born into the family business, she doesn’t have friends, she doesn’t have choices. Her uncle, older brothers, and a few annoying angels dominate her life, demanding she tow their lines – and the punishment is severe when those lines are crossed. When Jordan is ordered to help hunt down a monster, she’s not sure which she dreads more: the elusive, blood-thirsty creature or spending time in a cramped backwoods cabin with a brother who despises her. To make matters worse, a demon shows up and warns Jordan that she could be her family’s next assignment. In a game between Good and Evil where God seems to have tapped out early, lines are blurred and not everything is as it seems. Jordan learns a little too late that the real monster is closer than she thinks.
British intelligence wants her spying skills. A vampiric warlock wants to steal her powers. The Master Wizards who trained her want her dead... Nazis have unleashed occult forces throughout Europe, and the Allies are forced to recruit wizards to counter their attacks. Among them is battle weary spy, Isabella George, a Gray Tower dropout trained in Alchemy. Longing for retirement and a life of peace, she accepts one final job...extract a deadly warlock from Nazi-occupied France and prevent him from unleashing an alchemical weapon that will devour the continent. But France is crawling with the Cruenti, vampiric warlocks who feed off other wizards. When things don't go according to plan, one Cruenti sets his deadly eyes on her. Plans within plans. Plots versus counter plots. Heists gone wrong, Vatican wizards, and the greatest manipulation of history that has ever been seen, is just a taste of what Isabella George is in for, in her final mission.
Fast cars. Outlaw country boys. A love that can't be denied. Snarky werewolves, vengeful ghosts, and menacing monsters. Some day the werewolves might get them, but the vamps never will! Dawson King’s family has been hunting things that go bump in the night in Transylvania County, North Carolina, since before the Revolutionary War. Dawson was never happier than when he was racing his souped-up Mustang along winding mountain roads and hunting monsters with his best friend, Grady. Then Grady fell in love with him, which should have been perfect since Dawson had already fallen hard for Grady. But Grady was only seventeen, and Dawson feared that sooner or later, Grady would realize his feelings were just a first crush, and then he’d be gone, leaving Dawson devastated. They both needed space to figure things out. So Dawson joined the army, while Grady stayed on the mountain. Four years later, Dawson is coming home. He’s more sure than ever Grady is his forever love, and they’ve both agreed to begin this new aspect of their relationship as soon as Dawson gets back. Then Grady’s father is killed in a werewolf hunt gone wrong. Grady is devastated, and he’s throwing mixed signals about moving forward. Dawson knows he needs to hold off on this new thing between them until Grady has time to grieve. But monsters never sleep, and one hunt after another throws Dawson and Grady into constant danger, while tension and unresolved feelings ripple between them. ...
A fresh new blend of dystopian urban fantasy, for fans of The Hunger Games, Divergent, or The Mortal Instruments. 16-year-old Daria Grayson is tired. Which doesn’t make sense. She’s taking her daily dose of miracle-drug Sendrax, just like everyone else. And she’s sleeping a full 45 minutes every single night, just like everyone else. So why is the rest of the world enjoying the most active and productive period in human history, while all Daria feels like doing is taking a nap? Of course, more than anything, Daria just wants to be normal. She’s sick of being made fun of by her classmates – and even by some of her teachers. She’s sick of that disappointed look on her dad’s face all the time. And she’s sick of never being able to think of what to say around Jake, the guy she’s had a crush on for the last 2 years – the only person besides her friend Brix that’s actually nice to her. So when Daria’s parents have her hauled off to the Caxton-Meyers Institute for rehabilitation, she gets over her outrage pretty quickly. If they can help her finally be normal, why not go along with it? That is, until she discovers that things at the CMI aren’t exactly as they seem. And that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Sendrax, the New Humanity, the Dark, and those savages, the sleepers... everything she knows is about to be turned upside down. And Daria’s biggest weakness might just turn out to be her greatest strength...