Orphaned as an infant, Croft spent his early years in the harsh confines of the Abbey, dreaming of befriending a dragon. When the day finally came, an accident leaves him utterly changed and bonded to a beast named Rueloo. Facing prejudice and fear, Croft builds a quiet life in the nest among his dragon friends – unaware his unique abilities would soon be needed. With a powerful foe marching towards their borders, King Augustus appeals to the dragon child for his help. Croft’s example of sacrifice, kindness, and bravery inspire the people of Spiredale to unite and overcome. With the dragons, they forge a powerful alliance and embrace an entwined future neither were expecting. In this five-story collection, join Croft and Rueloo through a series of adventures filled with intrigue, survival, love, sorrow, and triumph. Their bond is only the beginning... (Suitable for ages ten-adult.)
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.
Twenty-six-year-old Pierce King has just been given his dream job at a publishing company, but his luck is twisted when an old, disheveled vagrant clobbers him in the nose with a fat book, and the world is suddenly drowning in magic. In his journey to restore reality, he learns that various supernatural gangs have a stake in the outcome. Among Rex, a dragon he once unknowingly kept as a pet, the old vagrant, who is more than he seems, and Hell itself, Pierce knows he has to find someone to trust if he’s going to stop the wrong team from creating a magical dystopia. Sadly, his best options are a magical uptight rabbit and a demon who was an orca in his mortal life. And if that's not bad enough, the woman he's about to marry has been turned into a troll.
Just as Aea had finally found happiness in her troubled life, everything starts to fall apart. When she discovers that her sister, Isota, is still alive, Aea ventures to save her, well aware that every Duian who leaves the forest realm of Thaduin will inevitably catch a deadly disease, the Field Blight. Aea finds herself in a race against time. Arkum’Sul really wants nothing but to be left alone. Being the sole survivor of his race, and the son of a dragon god, makes such desires difficult to fulfill. Meanwhile, Ayida, another Duian, resides in the Bronze Tower, far north of Thaduin, where she has grown to become a powerful spellcaster. However, it requires all of her skills to heal herself of the Field Blight daily. This place is the heart of the Magio Order, a dominant organization of female magic-wielders, where Ayida has tried for decades to ascend from Apprentice to the rank of Sienna… and failed every time. As she makes another attempt, all goes horribly wrong. Will the world of Erisdün survive as ancient myths and reality become one? “Desolation” is the first book in the fantasy trilogy, “The Keystone Bone”. It’s not for the faint-hearted, but if you like fast-paced fantasy, with dragons, demons, and magic, then you will love “Desolation”.
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.
Following a terrifying brush with death, Mara returns to her homeland virtually empty-handed. With only one magical artifact in her possession, her army out of reach, and the threat of war looming closely overhead, she fears victory will not be hers and death will soon follow despite her best efforts. Weary from her treacherous journey and growing more and more unsure of herself, will Mara see some semblance of victory before all is lost?
A Prophecy. A Powerful Sword. A Reluctant Wizard. Darius San Williams, son of one of King Edward's councilors, cares little for his father's politics and vows to leave the city of Anikari to protect and bring glory to the Realm. When a new-found and ancient magic emerges within him, he and his friends Christine and Kelln are faced with decisions that could shatter or fulfill the prophecy and the lives of all those they know. Wizards and magic have long been looked down upon in the Realm, but Darius learns that no matter where he goes, prophecy and destiny are waiting to find him. If you love magic, sword & Sorcery, arthurian style books, and wizards read this first book in The Cremelino Prophecy to find out what destiny awaits Darius. (2nd edition of book)
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?
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!
A dragonrider's quest to serve justice against all odds. "A thrilling fantasy story" --Katie Cross, bestselling and award-winning author of The Network series. "A magical adventure in a parallel world of knights and mages, elves and dwarfs, paladins and dragons." Killing her will bring gold and glory. Saving her will bring death and dishonor. It's time to choose between honor and justice. In the middle of Atlantic lies the modern Otherworld, concealed with magic and governed by a corrupt Triarchy. A dragonrider as well as a knight, Sir Jackson Kross dreams an ambitious life. He wants to excel in the arts of swords and magic to one day become a Paladin. But on a visit to London in World-side, he gets assigned to teleport an orphaned girl back to her family in the Otherworld. Things get more daunting as he discovers that she's being hunted. When he stumbles on a well-guarded secret, Jack needs to make daring choices between honor and justice, knighthood and treason-- and above all, love and life. Will Jack survive the Hunt? If he does, will he remain the same? The Hunt has begun, and so have the wars of steel and magic.
A Novella from the world of The King's Riders! A runaway daughter, seeking escape from abusive hands. A journeyman tanner willing to risk safety to aid her. When Jarek steps into the alley to toss out the trash, he finds Erron and can't look away. Even when her father roughly jostles her out of sight, claiming she'd made a wrong turn. He should leave well enough alone, but those desperate eyes haunt him. And he's never been one to turn his back on someone in trouble, especially the most beautiful lass he's ever seen. Jarek just never imagined it'd be his life in jeopardy, and his heart that needs saving.
The asteroid hurtling toward the earth will kill billions. The Emperor and his Gold Court will be safe in their space station, watching from the stars. The Silvers will be protected underground. But the Bronzes must fight it out at the Shadow Trials for the few remaining spots left on the space station. When an enigmatic benefactor hands Maia Graystone a spot in the Trials, she won’t just get a chance at salvation for her and her baby brother, Max: She gets to confront the mother who abandoned her in prison, the mad Emperor who murdered her father, and the Gold prince who once loved her. But it’s the dark bastard prince she’s partnered with that will make her question everything, including her own heart. With the asteroid racing closer every day, Maia must trust someone to survive. The question is who?
Two years have passed since Abigail Blanque’s life was changed forever. After suffering a great loss, she fed into her darkness and pain, killing every rogue vampire within her reach. Abby finds herself marked by an evil ancestor hell-bent on returning from her talisman-encased prison. She needs Abby’s soul in order to rise again. Meanwhile, something sinister is happening in New Orleans. An unidentified dark force is taking over hybrids and other supernaturals, but no one knows who’s bringing the malevolent black magic forth and it's set its sights on Abby. It’s a race against time and it’s up to Abby, her sister Elizabeth, and trusted friends to stop this evil before it wreaks havoc within the city. The Darkness has been awakened.
There is something magical about her.
He senses a dark secret, but he can't fight his need for her.
She's bewitched him.
Football is everything to Chris Hajek, and he's worked too hard to let love get in the way of the dream he's finally living. But when he meets the cute sports therapist whose hands work magic on his knee injury, he can't get her touch out of his mind.
Evan Meadows ran from a family of trickster witches and is making a life and career for herself. She's using her healing powers for good, to try to balance the bad her thieving family has done. She guards her heart carefully, but then the hot football player limps into her office and Evan can't deny the strong attraction between them.
When a member of her con artist family pays her a visit and threatens to expose her secret if she refuses one last job, a job that involves Chris, she has a choice to make: Do the job and hurt Chris or risk being exposed and destroy the peaceful life and career she loves. Either way, she loses.
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.
Despite the perks of living with her rich aunt, Ella’s new life in Napper, Indiana, is pretty much tragically boring.
Until Ella starts hearing strange voices.
As rogue wolves begin to stalk the edges of town and a serial killer with a penchant for silver bullets draws closer, the city of Napper seems to wake up.
Ella, with her new friends, Sam and Sarah, might be able to find out what the strange occurrences mean. Except that they’re all being pulled in different directions by people who love them; and some who don’t.
Before they lose their way to the whispers they hear from the past, or the call to a future they’re not sure they want to create, the friends will need to confront who they really are and figure out what’s hiding in the silence of their sleepy little town.
Sam has the perfect life. Take care of the animals, hang out with her quirky crush Jake, enjoy summer. Until a dragon attacks her… The dragon poisons Sam’s father and Jake’s mother and tells the teens to go to the Amazon to get the antidote. Things get even crazier when a supernatural cat and a faerie arrive. They want Sam to fulfill an ancient prophecy. What? Sam just wants to save her father. She is also a klutz, not a superhero. But she has more power than she realizes, and a forgotten past… A powerful beast has the antidote. To get it, Sam and Jake are forced on a mission that could tear their friendship apart. Ninja dragons, a giant gorilla, and a mysterious water queen offer help. But who can Sam trust? And if she embraces the prophecy, she’ll have to find the courage and inner power to go up against an unbeatable monster…she’ll have to be a true guardian. Guardian, The Choice 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. 2019 WINNER YA Outstanding Fiction IAN BOTY Award.
As heaven divides and hell arises, angelic hearts will be broken … Two young angels, Adryel and Ramael, have their lives altered forever when each must each choose a side in the brewing war over the creation of humanity. God desires to breathe life into his new creation, but Lucifer is intent upon sabotage. Ramael faithfully serves as second in command of the Army of Heaven; his loyalty never waivers. Adryel—swayed by Lucifer’s arguments—casts her lot with the rebelling archangel. Leaving Ramael, she wages war with Lucifer and refuses to renounce him. Finding herself exiled to hell, she becomes Lucifer’s companion, his lieutenant, and, as the “mistress of hell,” she tempts the newly created humans to join their cause. Despite the battle lines, Adryel yearns to tell Ramael she loves him still. But how could he possibly return her love when she has done more to thwart God’s plans than all the other fallen angels combined? Loosely based on the legend of the “War in Heaven” and stories from the Book of Genesis, Between Heaven and Hell is not, primarily, a religious book, but it is the story of angels with very human-like characteristics and behaviors. If you enjoy classic stories of good versus evil, set on a grand stage at the dawn of time, you will enjoy Between Heaven and Hell.
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.
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.
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.
"The Leprechaun Wars by author Wes Snowden is a mystical leap into the mind of a master storyteller. Fluidly moving between the world of magic and the world of men, this is a classic Emerald Isle adventure tale of one young man’s journey through revenge and romance, with sinister enemies around every cruel corner, and more than enough temptations to stray from his path. Written in a timeless voice that is both formal and flexible, there is a good balance of youthful whimsy and fantasy action. The depth of world-building and the energetic pace of the story make The Leprechaun Wars a treat for any fantasy fan." Self-Publishing Review, ★★★★
In a subterranean world where light is everything, can an untrained mage and his son stop the encroaching darkness? He's an untrained mage spying on the men responsible for his best friend's demise--with his young son in tow. And those men are hunting for magic-stealing rocks to fuel a zealot's quest. When greed collides, something far worse is released, and it's hungry for a certain mage and his son. Who will survive the dark terror lurking under the mountain? Find out what happens when the lights go out in Curse Breaker: Faceted. Curse Breaker: Faceted is the action-packed sequel to Curse Breaker: Darkens. Christian Fantasy meets dark fantasy in this fast-paced narrative pitting Sarn and his son against monsters both human and not. Fans of Anthony Ryan, Julliet Marillier, Michael J. Sullivan, Mercedes Lackey, Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman will enjoy Sarn's struggle against dark forces to save his son and himself. Get Curse Breaker: Faceted today! ***Curse Breaker: Faceted can be read as a stand-alone book or as part of the Curse Breaker Series. Shh, don't tell the characters I told you that.
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!
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.
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.
It takes a gang of thieves to catch a gang of thieves Toric's Dagger is just another religious relic, until it's stolen. Belwynn and her twin brother, Soren, volunteer to lead a team tasked with its retrieval. Drawn into a world of danger and treachery, they must rely on Soren's magical abilities, and on the telepathic bond they share. Now, as kingdoms and empires start to fall, the twins confront the dark forces that threaten them. They must not let the Dagger fall into the wrong hands. But when mercenaries, zealots and sorcerers are all hunting for the same weapon, who should they trust? Book One of The Weapon Takers Saga, an Epic Fantasy Series that readers have compared to Lord of the Rings and The Wheel of Time. The story is told from multiple points of view, and is perfect for readers who like their fantasy done on a grand scale.
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
The fight to save my city and everyone in it has only just begun. It's time to sharpen the cat claws and unleash the spider fangs because this half shifter is out to catch her prey.
There’s a toxic memory-warping drug sweeping the city streets and its deadly magic is breaking the minds of everyone around me. The brain-melting poison has already claimed the life of my good friend, and if that’s not bad enough, the criminal mastermind responsible for this chaos has a grudge against my father and viciously attacks him along with the family business. There’s not much that gets under my skin, but things are starting to feel a bit personal.
That’s why I’m about to break every rule in the book and do whatever it takes to bring down the savage who decided to drag my friends and family into this mess.
Unfortunately, saving the city and the people I care about comes at a cost. My mission takes an unexpected twist and when I discover the true reason this magic has infested my home, I’m forced to make an impossible choice: do I protect the people I love or put an end to this catastrophe once and for all to stop more minds from being destroyed ever again?
The former Archangel of the arts, Lord Xuohs, has been deceiving dwellers of many lands in order to be allowed inside them. When Xuohs enters these lands, it redesigns these places in many ways, such as changing the color of the sky, repositioning rainbows, reforming flat oceans into fortresses, making frozen wastelands into festive paradises, manipulating gravity, and even creating new species. It does this by painting with its paintbrush on its wondrous canvas—everything Xuohs paints on this canvas becomes the reality of the land. Now it’s up to three young heroes, Asmund Cranite (wielder of the sword of the spirit), Tait Astron (user of astronomical miracles from above), and Eydis Virtue (summoner of three heavenly beasts), to step up and fight against this deceitful evil before it conquers the entire world without any resistance. They will journey through many lands that have been transformed by the archfiend’s magic, such as green oceans with giant anglerfishes, mystical forest-mountains with werewolf tree-nymphs, and valleys of rainbows and mysterious berries with talking coach roaches. The three young heroes face many challenges along their adventures, but who says they can’t have an absolute blast while doing it? They’ve never been more excited about anything in their entire lives. There has never been a quest like this and Asmund, Tait, and Eydis can’t wait to see what they’ll discover out in this massive world of awe and wonders.
After breaking the 100m world record, sixteen-year-old Calli is whisked away to a secret facility where she's placed with other teens who possess superhuman speed. She soon finds herself in a deadly situation involving other superpowers, a magical diamond, and a centuries-old clan vying for world domination. Calli will have to rely on her quick wit and gut instinct to navigate her new world which includes secretly carrying a power-infusing diamond, all the while steering clear of the young man who mistakenly believes she's his soulmate. Book one of The Unaltered series introduces a secret universe existing within our own. In this world, cosmic energy grants superhuman abilities, and people of like ability band together in clans for both safety and community. Flesh-ripping demons prowl at night, drawn to the cosmic energy. Governments spy on clans, clans spy on governments, and trusting the wrong person may carry a terrible price. A #1 bestseller in eleven countries, with over 225,000 downloads. A Diamond in My Pocket is a book readers have shown their love to with over 1,200 5-star reviews. Described by Bookbub as "J.K. Rowling meets Stephen King," the tale woven is one that feels ensconced in today's world alongside a huge dose of superpowers. Currently being optioned for film and television, so don't miss your chance to read this exciting book before it hits the screen.
A kidnapped child. A witch on the warpath. A church guard in crisis. In the year of our Lord 1815, Thomas Drake Saint-Clair, Earl of Braden, a Guard of the Green Cross, is tasked by his archbishop to rescue a missing boy and return him to his warlock father. The order lands Braden in the middle of an unholy war between witches and warlocks and shoves him headlong past a sacred line he’d sworn never to cross. Newly confirmed Coven Protectress, Merryn Pendraven, rushes to rescue a witch’s son. She's convinced the same evil warlock who was responsible for her younger brother’s death is behind this kidnapping, too. She has no intention of letting this vile villain get away with the same crime, twice. When Merryn discovers Braden is also on the case, she’s tempted to join forces. Yet, how can she truly trust him when her aunt has warned that Braden’s second secret charge is to destroy their coven? Finding love in this cauldron of trouble might prove to be Merryn's deadliest mission and Braden's complete undoing.
For god-like creatures named Mejuarian living on planet Ercutis, their world was near perfect. Mejuarian, a cross between an animal and godly beings, have a splendorous village where everyone gets along. They live in a hierarchical society, and everyone loves their king and queen. A near utopian life that allows all Mejuarian to rise to their most extraordinary levels of consciousness. That is until they discover using systems much like our own, an asteroid is on course to decimate their village and erase their long history. Short notice, they plan to move all inhabitants, along with those bound to them by their magical powers, to the other side of their planet and reside in the lands of their longtime ally and trade partners, the Dragonors. Very upsetting to many Mejuarian mothers and fathers having mewlings is that their ancient tradition of birthing nests on an ancestral altar would be away from their homes. However, all seems to go as planned, and they depart with all twelve ships successfully. One ship dedicated to moving the birth alter intact with nests placed on it trails the fleet. Unfortunately, the Mejuar scientist's slight miscalculation allowed for the meteor's early arrival. A shockwave forces the underpowered, overloaded ship carrying the nests to crash land. Before its descent, a piece of the broken altar is dragged into space, and two of its occupants On earth, a family torn with grief after the loss or their mother tries to enjoy a day of convalescing by ...
For millennia, they fight side by side. Now one king faces a lonely quest. As Light and Shadow, King Pietas and General Cyken share every battle, as well as a fierce and passionate love. But, torn apart by the king's rage, Cyken ends their stormy relationship. When General Cyken falls in love with another man, Pietas undertakes a perilous quest on the dangerous world of Felidae to prove he is the better choice for Cyken. If he succeeds in his quest, it will either bring Cyken back, or drive him even closer to his new love. Pietas must try, for he cannot walk into eternity alone. He must have a shadow to balance his light...
Abandoned by his family as a young child, Killian Thomas is suddenly given one chance to find answers to his past in a strange realm. A mysterious community, bound to protect the realms, promises to help him on his quest if he aids in a desperate search for the lost relics of the realms. Each magical relic is bestowed with the mysteries of all realms, giving their owner unimaginable power. Strange abilities soon manifest within Killian, that catch the deadly attention of a dangerous secret-society also seeking the relics, but only to destroy his home realm they view as an abomination. Killian must find the relics before the society or countless innocent lives will be lost. He soon learns sometimes the closest allies are the most devious enemies.
Book Three in the time travel, fantasy romance trilogy, Highland Secrets! Her sister is lost…in the past. Three weeks after her sister goes missing, Juliette McGowan encounters her on a beach in Scotland. Her sister gives her a scroll full of claims about time travel and disappears—literally. As a sister, Jules is determined to find her. As a cop, she can’t go to the authorities. The piece of parchment declares magic exists; they’d think she’s nuts. When a mysterious woman vows she can help her get to the seventeenth century, Jules goes along with it out of desperation. He’s an infamous barbarian… Hugh MacDonald is intrigued when he finds a disoriented naked lass on the beach. She holds a scroll that was written by his rival’s wife. Clan MacLeod will pay ransom for her safe return, so he takes her captive. She challenges his authority—and his desires. What started off as a plan to anger the MacLeods ends with Hugh wanting to keep her for himself. Can Jules break free of the barbarian, find her sister and return to the future or will she give in to her attraction and desire to remain in the past?
Computer hacker, Lorcan, is finishing the last spy job so that he could come home and propose to his childhood sweet heart. Unfortunately, the job goes wrong and he is trapped in a magical world underneath the deep sea where mer-creatures hunt for a secret key they think he has stolen.
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“I would ask that you, whose crafts of warfare are renowned, enter the forest labyrinth, find this minotaur, and destroy it.” A Majikal Maze. A harrowing journey by river raft brings Yates and Sharp into a Faerie country, but they find it in crisis. A Faerie master enchanter reveals the existence of a hidden maze in the jungle that leads to the source of all majik. A Servant of Maraa now walks the forest labyrinth. The enchanter promises Yates a charmed weapon of incalculable value if the pair will destroy the brutal Servant — and learn how it came to be there. At the same time, Sharp finds a way to reveal Yates’ true plans, and for once, the ambassador cannot lie his way out of trouble. 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 g ...
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?
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.
A masterful race of magic users called Ecrutians once lived on earth. They held a divine eminence over humans, using them as pawns in a game of chess. As the old ways were no longer accepted by most, Ecrutians grew soft and lackadaisical and allowed attitudes of pride and self-importance to consume them. A lust for power overtook many with aggressive natures for destruction and harm to others. Rebellious Ecrutians created long-distance teleportation enchantments, and this once peaceful race of spellcasters began to explore other planets in search of others to dominate with their magic. Thie, one of the most powerful Ecrutians, had natural abilities that gave the creation of life. His staff of gnarled, twisted wood infused with magical enchantments, too, held terrible spells. To maintain order and preserve Ecrutian life, Thie decides to join with three other powerful magic users to form one fearsome magical force so their lands might be saved. He chose Lotus, Os, and Irenia, three supernatural beings that couldn't have been any more different from himself. Lotus, an Ecrutian sorceress, had a pleasant countenance, flirtatious manner, fanciful demeanor, and a festive quality. One of the most adored sorceresses in the village, she worried over the deterioration of their kingdom. Os, burly and over eight feet tall, was a formidable force. Dark eyes with no pupils, he never smiled, and a scowl on his face always intimidated. A warrior in his soul, he fought deadly battles aga ...
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.
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
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 ...
King Athan vanishes at sea. His children, prince Thalos and princess Thara, drift apart with age, their kingdom falling into ruin. Thalos stubbornly clings to the past; Thara, resentful of her father, looks to the future. In the wake of this decline, a beautiful enchantress usurps the throne from the estranged siblings. She exiles Thalos to the edge of the world and slowly enslaves Thara’s mind. In his exile, Thalos finds another castaway—an old comrade of his father. Together they begin a voyage in search of the lost king. Thara, meanwhile, resists the new queen’s coercive spells and finds a resistance of creatures still loyal to her father. With a vast world of enchanted islands and beings between them, Thalos and Thara struggle to restore their family and rekindle the hope of the true king’s return.
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.
You do not need to have read book 1 to read book 2. After a series of devastating events, a gifted seventeen-year-old Israeli boy becomes the focus of a wager between good and evil when he unwittingly makes a pact with the devil. 232 pages
A Highland Secrets Story! Jules MacDonald thought her happily-ever-after was secure with her barbarian laird. She journeyed through time, to seventeenth century Scotland in search of her sister, and fell in love with Hugh MacDonald. Her forever started over a year ago when she decided to stay. Now she’s expecting her first child, and can’t be happier. The problem is her husband doesn’t share her joy. After losing his first wife and wee son in childbirth, every day his sweet Juliette’s stomach grows is proof of her probable demise. Memories haunt Hugh and he closes himself off from her, rather than deal with the pain. Jules is devastated by losing the man she loves, when he’s right beside her. She seeks refuge with her sister’s clan, the MacLeods, in an effort to bear her child where they’ll both be loved and wanted. Hugh must face his worst fears to win back his wife and child before she flees to the future. Or will he be too late?
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?
Amelia Swenson's plans for the weekend didn't include a sexy djinni or saving the world from demons, but plans change. Her whole life changes when Amelia discovers the ring to which the handsome djinni is enslaved, and at the same time accidentally unleashes a demon into the world. The djinni, Al-Marid has been alone for three thousand years -- is it any wonder he falls for the woman who frees him? But who ever heard of a lilit? Lilits prey on men, drive them to madness, kill children, and cause miscarriages. And now Amelia has let one loose on her city.
Welcome to Nevaeh -- where magic has replaced technology and you enter 'A brilliant escape from reality... into a brilliantly designed world**' with the Complete 4 book Science Fiction and Fantasy Bundle of the Epic Fantasy Series, Tales Of Nevaeh. Join Areenna and Mikaal as the ritual and magic and sword and sorcery in the future of our world combine as ten dominions struggle for supremacy while a dark, formidable power emerges to threaten all
A collection of short stories by Nebula and World Fantasy Award nominated short story writer Cat Rambo. Find out why Publishers Weekly called this collection "crisp and compelling" while Django Wexler declared "Cat Rambo's writing is everything you could hope for -- lyrical, emotional, funny, by turns or all at once." Includes "Her Eyes Like Sky and Coal and Moonlight," "The Accordion," "Magnificent Pigs," "Narrative of a Beast's Life," "Sugar," "The Dead Girl's Wedding March," "In Order to Conserve," "The Towering Monarch of His Race," "I'll Gnaw Your Bones, the Manticore Said," "Eagle-haunted Lake Sammamish," "Heart In a Box," "In the Lesser Southern Isles," "Up the Chimney," "The Silent Familiar," "Events at Fort Plenitude," "Dew Drop Coffee Lounge," "A Key Decides Its Destiny," "Rare Pears and Greengages," "A Twine of Flame," and "Grandmother's Road Trip" (only available in the e-version).
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?’
One world born from another shall share an equal fate. On Dane’s thirty-first birthday, a long-forgotten past is revealed. A prophecy, written before the time of man, foretells of the rise of an archaic evil and only those born from the blood of the ancient races and marked by fate can stop its ascent. As fate draws near, Dane must journey into a foreign land to accept her birthright and harness the powerful magic of her ancestors. Aided by an immortal warrior she searches these haunting lands for answers to not only the prophecy but her own destiny. Two worlds are about to collide. When darkness rises will the past be repeated?
Life isn't easy in 1798 Ireland. Rebellions are rising across the countryside, and the English can be cruel overlords. However, this brutality hasn’t reached the country estate of Strokestown.
Theodosia Latimer and her grandfather Reginald are on a mission to discover the past. They're determined to excavate some ancient mounds on the Strokestown estate. But when they discover an imprisoned goddess straight out of Ireland’s rich mythological history, they're both amazed and frightened.
Tasked with integrating this primeval warrior woman into polite society, they develop both respect and fear for the powerful goddess. Will they be able to tame her lust for violence in the upcoming rebellion? Or will they fall victim to it?
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.
What would you do if you were surviving on stale bread and water and were offered a feast? All it would cost you is your unquestioning aid. Thomas and Sarentha, two fugitive lumberjacks, find themselves in this exact position when a mysterious nobleman offers them more money than they ever dreamed possible. Teaming up with the nobleman’s spirited niece, Eliza, they travel around the Tamorran Empire and beyond. Through their adventures they learn that the world is far larger and more magical than they could have imagined. At the heart of it all is the reason for the nobleman’s secrecy: a terrifying truth, lost to time.
Hundreds of years ago, the Great Death desolated the planet, killing most humans and animals. The world that was reborn is filled with human-animal hybrids. The descendants of humans rule over the others using segregation and subjugation to enslaved and command. Trinity, a sixteen year old Producer, knows she won’t be chosen to stay in the encampment and breed. Instead, she’ll be taken from camp, never to be seen or heard from again. She has one week to discover where they’ll take her and that means she needs to sneak into the woods – again. But this time she stumbles across mutated monsters and predators long thought to be extinct.
In a wicked game, the God of Love falls to his own arrow, and a gentle scholar learns how dangerous knowledge can be. Aphrodite has had it. It was bad enough that her son Eros walked a fashion show in drag, but did he really have to show the entire world his wings? Desperate to rein in the impulsive young god, she recruits the scholarly muse Rees to lure him back to Olympus until the scandal dies down. After hundreds of years, Eros has finally located the reincarnation of his former love, Psyche. The only way to her heart is through fame, so the God of Love plans a daring campaign to win her back. Yet the closer he gets to Psyche, the more he’s drawn to a geeky young professor who came crashing into his life. Eros drags Rees into his wicked world of high fashion and risqué parties, only to expose him to danger from an unexpected source. When Rees’ secrets come out, they threaten to destroy Eros’ love for him. Yet when Rees is kidnapped, Eros is forced to turn to the woman who set this catastrophe in motion—his mother, Aphrodite.
Ruins on Stone Hill
What do you get when you mix a novice wizard, a reckless warrior, a sharp-tongued thief, & a saintly cleric? Swords, sorcery, & sarcasm.
Glolindir thought he knew all about magic until he came face to face with his very first monster. He only survived thanks to his new friends: a gallant warrior as talented as he is reckless, a mysterious halfling whose knives are nearly as sharp as his tongue, and a saintly gnome whose very touch can heal.
Unfortunately, that was just the beginning of their troubles. Strange things have been happening around the little town of Ravenford. Before they know it, they are up to their necks in monsters and worse.
From eerie ruins to underground caves to a ghostly forest devoid of life, they encounter the forces of darkness. Can they overcome their faults and work together to save the town, or will they die trying?
An army of darkness has targeted Ravenford. Who would be crazy enough to stand in their way?
"You'll be sorry... they'll enthrall... you all..." Voltark's shade had threatened.
The mage had been part of a cult that practices the darkest of arts. For reasons shrouded in mystery, the group has set its sights on the little town of Ravenford.
With new threats cropping up in and around the town, Glolindir and friends are faced with an impossible task: protect Ravenford from an a ...
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 ...
Julii, a beautiful, insecure and victimized Tennessee Indian is caught up in the white man's world after saving the life of a Confederate captain wounded at the battle of Shiloh.
Overcoming great disadvantage, cruel prejudice and bitter persecution, Julii harnesses her intrinsic genius to become the Confederate States’ most aggressive blockade-runner.
Using conspiracy, manipulation and bribery to punish those who wronged her, Julii sets off a chain of events that leads to General Sherman burning down Atlanta, his infamous “March to the sea”, and a total Union victory, while condemning her to suffer for even more sins of her past.
"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 ...
Better to take the hit, than the what if... Amity's last attempt at magically helping someone was a disaster. So she decides to give up her spell casting ways. Then one day she meets the perfect man. But only by casting another spell, will she have a chance to meet that captivating nobleman again. Duncan is entranced by a beauty in the woods whom he accidentally injures. However, his duty to the kingdom keeps him too busy to seek her out. His land is in trouble, dry and dying, and needs practical help. Instead, a mage has been summoned to conduct a magical blessing. When Amity and Duncan next meet, will it be a happy reunion? Or will her magical abilities let her down again, resulting in a new disaster that destroys the land as well as her best chance at love?
Each person has a distinct trait that's either held in reserve or pursued without inhibitions. For reasons that vary, the latter may seem an egotistic act. However, not for Jein. Taking a path other than the one she believes is right is like betraying her own soul. This book features a young girl who deals with her individuality in admirably different ways. It tells a story of how she accomplishes exceptional feats in a world that draws an unyielding line between men and women. Follow Jein Kyominias, a girl who does not entertain the established roles other females of the upper class take in her land. Her rearing in a matriarchal society has certain paths laid out. She has chosen to be an elite hunter instead of a mere matron. She is unique in her fondness for activities that are specifically bequeathed for men. She decides she will be different---strong and different that is.
Death never takes a holiday... Justicar Jhee is back! Between corruption and civil unrest, Galleon City has all the elements for a perfect storm of murder... Storied Galleon City is the central point in the Empire; the place where the Storm Shield protects the Blessed Isles from the wrath that surrounds them. But it is also a city that is being ripped apart by restless factions and swamped with refugees, the destitute, and the unwanted. Justicar Jhee and her spouses arrive for vacation in the midst of this chaos. It's non-stop galas and protests until intrigue strikes once more in the form of a mining supervisor's death.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The gnomes aren't out of the woods yet. Just when they think things are going well, the game AIs go and change everything. In a race against time, Yllo and her friends need to find all the races artifacts' to safe guard their Kingdom. The stakes are higher in her real life and her virtual one. They make new friends and enemies, as they narrow in on the person behind the gnomes problems. Can be read without reading the first book, although the first book introduces the characters and the Gnome Land. Is LitRPG and makes light use of game mechanics, stats and items.
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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 ...
Welcome to the Holy City at Summer’s End. The border with the Otherworld is razor thin. Shadowfest is coming. Malevolent spirits and monsters roam. Dark forces are plotting to seize power. The past has come back to haunt Brona the Apothecary and Aurelian the Investigator. Revenge can be a double-edged sword, as Morven the Mage once discovered. And Death may be the least of their worries … Brona the Apothecary is a suspect. Someone has murdered a Temple Guard in the Holy City. Someone who looks like her. She sets out to hunt down the culprit. It’s nine days till Shadowfest - the Night of the Spirits. Not the best time to be tracking a malevolent ghost. But who can match her secret powers in a City where Mages are banned? Aurelian the Investigator has his own powers. He’s determined to rid the City of murderers, evil spirits - and Mages. On the same date nine years earlier, young Morven was forced to flee the Mages’ Citadel. She longed for revenge. But it would come at a terrible price. Cassian also has a secret Mage identity in the Holy City. He is using dark sorcery to summon evil spirits and monsters. At Shadowfest, he will bid for supreme power and immortality. Brona is facing death. But that’s not the worst of it. She may have to call on someone for help. Someone she hoped never to hear from again …
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.
Dragons, Curses, and Time Travel... A dragon, a hapless hero, a kick-ass heroine and destiny meet in this fiery, time traveling adventure. Jaz has always felt like a fish out of water in modern America. When a chance discovery leads her to realize she is actually a dragon, she travels to a parallel plane. It is here she must seek her true destiny. In this distant time and place, Jaz discovers that Erich, the man she secretly lusts after in modern times, is the Dark Knight. He’s ruthlessly extinguishing the ancient Norse religion. Could it be that Erich, the merciless knight, is the beloved Jaz must find to release her dragon heart? Read the dragon fantasy readers are calling “The Ultimate Page Turner.” Download your copy today! This is the first book in the Dragons series
Secicao. A powerful drug of immeasurable power and value, but one that's also destroying the planet. Pontopa Wells is an uncompromising entrepreneur with a dragon and a secicao operation in the Southlands. When she is contracted by King Cini, to incorporate her business with that of the conceited Faso Gordoni, she is initially unsure of her one-time rival. Then, a meeting with her much-loved author, Sukina Sako, convinces Pontopa that she is on the wrong side and that secicao is damaging the planet at an alarming rate. She and Faso agree to travel with Sukina to the south, to investigate what can be done. However, King Cini has other ideas and is not about to allow his two best secicao producers to just walk away. He intercepts the group at the island of Fraw, but despite their initial incarceration Sukina surprises them all when she summons grey dragons to help them escape. Now on the other side of a desperate fight for survival, Pontopa discovers that she's a dragonseer, with the ability to communicate telepathically with, and command, legions of dragons. Will her new-found ability and a diverse group of allies, be enough to defeat a king who is slowly but surely beginning to show his true nature? Enter a world of dragons, dragonseers, airships and automatons in this Steampunk-fantasy tale like none other told before.
From out of the post-apocalyptic ashes of a dead Earth, 200 people placed into hibernation are sent into space to keep the last of humanity alive. Three thousand years later, the sole survivor of that starship awakens into the post-apocalyptic world of the planet of his birth --A New Science Fiction/Fantasy from the Author of the best selling Tales of Nevaeh series. WARLORD: Arrival, Journal 1 of The Journals of Solomon Roth --The Journals of Solomon Roth is a new series based on the Post-Apocalyptic sci-fi fantasy, Tales of Nevaeh series. WARLORD is the story of Solomon Roth's return to a vastly different earth 3,000 years after he left. The first books of the series will follow Roth's rise as one of the most powerful warriors in Nevaeh. --As was the series, Tales of Nevaeh, WARLORD: Arrival, is both science fiction and fantasy. Reviewers have called it a mixture of Shannara, The Hundred, with a dash of GoT thrown in, and reminiscent of Andre Norton. WARLORD: Arrival, combines futuristic Post-Apocalyptic societies ruled by scientific magic, metaphysical powers, and strong men and women. The series follows Roth as he brings the dominions of Nevaeh together to fight the Dark Masters and their armies of slave.
A sultan’s daughter. A pretend prince. Can a genie make all their wishes come true? Once upon a time… When Princess Maram and street rat Aladdin meet in the marketplace, sparks fly, and Aladdin swears to move heaven and earth in order to make the lovely courtesan his wife. He steals a magic lamp with a genie inside, thinking all his troubles are over…only to find they have barely begun. Can Aladdin win the princess’s hand without losing his head?
The dead are all around us. Tara can see them, hear them, and help them. All her life she has battled with this gift...curse. Only her mother and best friend know the truth. Then she meets a stranger in a historic graveyard and he changes her life in ways she never could have imagined. Tara was born already a member of a secret society known as The Veil. They are immortal and their mission is to help everyone they can. She is shown how to handle her gifts and discovers even more on her journey. With the gift of immortality, Tara still battles one curse that has been there her entire life. Demons! Demons have tried to attack her as long as she can remember. Can she learn to use her gifts? Can she trust those around her? Can she conquer her nightmares? Can she finally be free?
Do you like Epic Fantasy? "Poker Kingdom" will take you through a magical journey where nothing is what it seems Forget about games. There was a time when Poker was a kingdom, chosen by the Gods to shelter the four elements. The protection of each Element was assigned to a Guardian from each of the Domains of the kingdom: Hearts, Clubs, Spades and Diamonds. The continuous conflicts arisen from the attempts to take over the Elements sunk the kingdom into the strictest government under the Council supervision and the Guardians identity was forced to be kept a secret. Poker remained in a masked peace for a long time until an incident in the Confines, a place for criminals and other who dared to break the rules, will threaten the balance of the universe and the future of the kingdom. Atenea, the warrior leader of the army of Spades, will be the one in charge to prevent the chaos from spreading along the Domains as she is forced to face her own past demons and question her loyalty to the kingdom and its rules. But she won't be alone in her quest... And you? Will you follow the rules or will you break them?
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 ...
Who could have imagined this would be the future of Earth? Split into two halves of good and evil, the Holy City and the Wicked Lands, and frozen in immortal time. The people of the Saved reside in the Holy City with the angels, gifted with the task of judging the demons and those they possess, called Wickeds, who live beyond the city walls where the rest of Earth has become a wasteland known as the Wicked Lands. As a general rule, the Saved people live in pairs of fated lovers called twin souls, which is why Violet has always wondered why she finds herself alone in the Holy City. But upon hearing that her twin soul Alastair may still be lost somewhere in the Wicked Lands, she and her angel friend Leon venture into the dystopian wasteland to find him. Before leaving, the archangels offer them but one warning - whatever they do, don't fall in love with the Wickeds or the demons that roam the Wicked Lands. Immediately separated from Leon, Violet must fend for herself in the Wicked Lands, where she finds herself caught up in a web of politics, lies, deceit, and danger at every corner. Coveted for being the only one who can bring death in an immortal world, she has become the target of the many demon lords ruling the ruined cities of the Wicked Lands. The warning of the archangels weighs on both Violet and Leon's minds during their time in the Wicked Lands. When Violet finds herself in the company of the mysterious demon Dante, she finds herself drawn in by everything he says, an ...
Rowena’s country is gone, squashed under a tide of tanks, bombs and Pale, immortal soldiers. But when her father returns from the war as a hero, she discovers a new meaning of fear. Join and Die. Give up her human life and become one of them. Take on the gray skin and yellow eyes of the Pale, and live forever in Sanguinia. With the clock ticking on her family’s decision, Rowena’s forced into close quarters with Vincenzo, the handsome son of a powerful man and trendy social revolutionary, and then ambushed by Luka, a handsome, heavily armed criminal. Both want to recruit her for their cause, and Rowena, attracted to both, fears being discarded on serving her purpose. Can Rowena hold on to her family, her individuality, and even her life in Sanguinia, the city without a sun, or will the darkness of the world’s oldest empire, and the immortal Emperor Dominus, swallow her whole?
On the planet Fortune, tech is low and the price of doing business dangerously steep. A year after the war with the Coalition states has ended, John Pitte and the crew of the Errant aren't just scraping the bottom of the barrel, they're scraping the deck under the bottom of the barrel. So when a mysterious woman offers the crew salvation—or, at least a paying job—John signs on, only to discover that neither the job, nor the woman, are what they appear. Soon, the crew of the Errant are on the run and embroiled in hive of madness and deception, while everything John hoped to save teeters on the brink of disaster. Outrageous Fortune is the second book 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 heist comedy for good measure. Fans of the television show Firefly will find themselves at home with the crew of the Errant.
Fans of fantasy epics like Throne of Glass and The Lord of the Rings will love The Fatemarked Epic, the latest series by bestselling storyteller, David Estes.
Four Kingdoms. A century-old war. One ancient prophecy that could change everything: Eight rulers must die.
The Hundred Years War has ravaged more than three generations of kings, queens, and citizens across the Four Kingdoms. Corrupt rulers dominate. Religious intolerance runs rampant. The cycle of vengeance continues to turn with the seasons.
An ancient prophecy by a legendary oracle has been long forgotten. The prophecy promises the return of peace to the Four Kingdoms on the backs of a chosen few, the fatemarked, individuals marked at birth and blessed with specific magical powers. One shall be the Kings’ Bane, and will bring death to the warmongering rulers, using fear to force peace; another shall be the Peacemaker, bestowed with the rare ability to heal. Opposite sides of the same coin, dark and light, death and life, the Kings’ Bane and the Peacemaker are responsible for the fate of an entire continent.
As they fight to achieve their destinies, adversity will hinder them in every realm: in the frozen north, assassination attempts and a brutal power struggle; in the holy west, a vicious queen and her self-righteous army of warriors; in the mysterious iron-clad forest of the east, revenge and glory rule the day; and in the southern empires of Calyp and Phanes, maturing dragons, s ...
The second book in the Fallen Angel, Immortal Romance Series takes us from the Arcades and the kingdom of dark angels to The Cirque, a fairy realm where Farrow's brother Prince Drayden rules. Born half fairy and half-fallen angel, Drayden possesses both goodness and evil. After being told by the Gods of Estancia that Farrow can't keep Rayelynn in the Arcades, he risks losing the only being he has ever loved to keep her safe. By leaving Rayelynn in the Cirque with Drayden, Farrow fears she will be enticed by the fairy life she deserves and the brother who has already professed his desire to claim her for himself. Drayden is a gracious host to the sweet and powerful fairy-mortal halfling who is carrying his brother's children...but will risk his very soul to have her. As Farrow becomes king of the Arcades, he works to prove to the gods he's worthy of Rayelynn's goodness and love, while Drayden falls deeper into a darkness that will destroy them all. The Rise of a King is the second book in a trilogy. It has some dark themes and sexual situations that involve many polyamorous characters...who are immortal, slightly wicked, loving and oh so much fun. I recommend reading The Fall of Arcades before this book.
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.
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…
To win an ancient war, they must raise an ancient army. The Amazon best-selling series continues! It's a time of hardship on Pearseus. Teo Altman has assumed control of the Capital and has his eye on Parad's children. Pratin and his monsters have laid siege on Malekshei. The Old Woman has forsaken Lehmor and the First. And Sol is preparing for the Capital's inevitable invasion. Humanity's defenders are outnumbered and outgunned. Fighting for their lives, their only hope lies in raising an ancient army. To survive, they must do the unthinkable: wake up those that have been dreaming under Pearseus for a hundred thousand years.
Europe is on fire. Fuelled by religion, politics and power, war rages across the continent, pitting father against son, and brother against brother. In the wake of such conflict come horrific famine and deadly plagues. Rumours begin to surface of the End of Days, of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and the violent Renaissance of Mankind. As Europe burns, betrayal and feuding rages in the Brabant family. Why does Reinald, the powerful yet dishonest Duke fear his younger siblings so? How will headstrong Leo and noble Willem outsmart their older brother, and take back what is rightfully theirs? And what of Isabella, their troublesome younger sister, whose fiery temper lands her in love and in trouble... Vowing to put right the wrongs of their family and bring an end to their brother's deadly plans, Willem, Leo and Isabella must chart a course through war, famine and pestilence. Meanwhile Reinald forms an unlikely and deadly alliance with a megalomaniac, a warmonger, and a deranged yet brilliant scientist, hell-bent on seeing their holy mission through to its grisly conclusion. Can the Sons of Brabant survive? Help appears from the most unlikely of places...
Five hundred years after the death of King Arthur, a sadistic tyrant of Visi-Galia, attacks unprotected and vulnerable townships in Gilleon, igniting a deadly chain of events. Because he was unfairly denied a proper chance to compete for valuable mine rights and outbid by a Councilman from Gilleon, he reasons that he can invade Gilleon's vulnerable townships and force the Council to negotiate with him.
Merlin, the lead knight in Lycenea, has foreseen just such a predicament. With the gifts of premonition, telepathy and intelligence, he and 9 of his most formidable knights go into battle against Jason and his force of nine thousand.
At stake is everything. The fate of the prisoners who are awaiting to be sold into slavery rests in the hands of the deadly knights. Specifically, two girls who were attacked in Missalia and are now orphaned, are at the mercy of the sadistic King. Will Merlin and his band of knights be able to rescue them in time?
Book One of the Slaves of Erafor series: Reading is forbidden, and the penalty for non-compliance is a life of slavery enabled by the forcible administration of a mind rotting drug. Yet, there are those possessed of the will to seek illumination. Kikkan, a former slave on the run, and Quillion, a mercenary and self-taught scholar. Together they seek out a small band of rebels living in hiding who offer the promise of a better world. Their leader is a mysterious figure known only as The Reader of Acheron.
Spirit Guide, Meridian has no idea the storm she is involved with until her father is sent to Etheria's prison. With the Hall of Souls on their heels, Meridian and the spirit guides seek out an ally from the Fairy Queen. The Queen has her own agenda and tricks sending the spirit guides for the fairy stone held by a witch coven in Salem Massachusettes. Their trip doesn't end there, as they portal to the demon realm for the fairy book, Meridian must answer the demon's riddle to leave with their souls. As her quest ensues, a love triangle unfolds threatening the unity of her trusted circle and the fate of their realm. An ironic relationship forms when Meridian befriends a once spirit guide cast out as a fallen who has his own demons. Instrumental to the guides journey, he becomes the key to their quest and holds the answer about Aiden, the human boy whom she has a connection with. Judgement day is coming and her father's fate rests in her hands, or so it seems. The ultimate betrayal ensues blinding Meridian with pain, she follows in her father's footsteps in breaking Etheria laws to satisfy her own need for comfort and the search for answers about her existence. The unimaginable takes place that threatens her will, her realm and her chance at finding her soul mate robbing Meridian of everything she is and knows.
HOW MANY TIMES CAN YOU WATCH YOUR CHILD DIE TO SAVE THEIR LIFE? All her life Dawn has been troubled by lost time. She awakens suddenly in strange places far away from her last conscious memory. Kylie's over her dead-end job. As she drives away from the worst work day ever, she picks up her cell to send a text, a decision that will change her life when Dawn's and her world collide. The ensuing tragic accident takes Dawn's only child, but ten days later, inexplicably, her lost time becomes a gift, when she finds herself back again on the morning of the accident. Now Dawn can save her son and change fate. Only one problem ... fate doesn't want to be changed.
“I would not go into that club with less than a hundred picked soldiers.” More than the Macabre. After a year in the wilderness, Chadwick Yates has only returned to civilization for one reason: to uncover what evil lurks in the Coulsby Theater Club. Back safe in the metropolis of his homeland, Commander Sharp must decide whether or not to leave Yates altogether. But soon the two are drawn into a game so dangerous it threatens to reveal the secrets of Tanzia they protect. At odds with each other and risking execution for treason, the pair must infiltrate the club and flush out the horrors lurking within ... but what they unleash proves worse than the Servants of Maraa. As police and soldiers flee, the two men stand their ground.
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.
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.