He came from a distant world. She was from another time. Destiny knows no boundaries. Wales 1956. Bethan Davies had her life all figured out. In a few weeks, she would be leaving for London to train as a nurse, then it would be on to Australia to join her successful brother. It was all settled. When the handsome and mysterious Ian Noble comes to the village and sweeps her off her feet, Bethan’s world is turned on its head. Head over heels in love, her cherished plans are changed in a heartbeat. Until her new husband vanishes without a trace two days after their wedding. Grief-stricken and bewildered, Bethan leaves the village and resumes her plans to become a nurse. Years later, when an unexpected bequest came Bethan's way, she learns her husband was not all he seemed. But then, neither is Bethan… An entrancing love story, perfect for lovers of timeslip and historical time travel, on location around the galaxy!
2022 Maxy Award Winner in the Suspense and Horror Category Semi-Finalist in the 2021 Publishers Weekly/BookLife Prize Fiction Contest in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror category! "Knight has crafted a disturbing, horrifying, and eloquently written novel that expertly captures the sensations of desperation, fear, and confusion."--2021 BookLife Prize Fiction Contest. If you had the chance to bring back a lost loved one, but the cost was the death of an innocent person at your own hand, would you do it? In the year and a half since Jack Clausen lost his five-year-old daughter, RosaMarie, his life has fallen apart. His marriage is failing, he’s been fired from his job, and his drinking is problematic. Depressed and despondent, Jack steps off a platform into an oncoming commuter train. At the moment before impact, someone grabs him from behind and pulls him away from danger. His rescuer is a small person with unusual features who offers Jack a way to bring his daughter and son back, but there is a high price to pay. When Jack agrees to the deal but then refuses to pay his debt, events spiral out of control, leading to series of different realities, each worse than the one he originally tampered with. Identicals explores themes of loss, anger, fear, blame, self-loathing and redemption within the context of a fast paced, unique and suspenseful storyline.
Jacqueline Carey, author of the Kushiel’s Legacy series, says "Shorn is a striking debut, filled with skilled world-building” and “complex psychological tension.” Kirkus Reviews calls SHORN a “grand-scale fantasy” with “remarkable depth” and characters that are “emotionally relatable and endearing.” Jhared Denaban, a cursed soldier, enters his country's service desperate to pay the generations-old debt caused by his race’s betrayal. Though shorn of his wings, like all his treacherous kind, Jhared still burns with dark desires for rebellion and flight. Posted to the border to protect Avelos from invaders, he discovers that his best intentions inevitably turn toward chaos. As he seeks the source of political and magical threats, he must defend himself from the people who believe his death is the only way the ancestral debt can be settled. High Priestess Nemiah struggles to keep her people safe on the Sacred Path. Her temple lost its standing, as well as the faith of its followers, when its priestesses rose against their rulers. Now she seeks forbidden history and heretical secrets to learn how to fight the magic that shreds her country. Only by betraying Avelos once again can Jhared and Nemiah save their people from destruction. But what new chaos will their choices create? A tale of oppression and resilience, the high cost of vengeance, and the malleable nature of truth. Shorn carries us to a breathtaking new world on wings that won’t be broken.
She wants justice. He wants to make things official. But for a demi-god and vampire there are bigger battles. Demi-god Carissa Alkippes has fought her equal share of demons and Olympian gods, when one battle ends another begins. Only this one may destroy the thin veil between supernatural creatures, gods and humans. To make things worse Zeus offers her a ‘get in and out of Olympus’ card, which paints a dangerous target on her back. Now she must get a handle on her power. With new enemies hunting her down, Carissa must use everything she knows to protect those she loves from being collateral damage. Xen Lyson, has seen much in his immortal life and walking Carissa down the aisle is at the top of his vampire list, but when an ancient libation bowl turns up, so does Discord and Death. Now they have fight not only to protect humanity, but themselves too. Will they defeat their enemies in time to tie-the-knot?
The magnetic poles have shifted. Powers ignite in their veins. But are their emerging Unhidden talents strong enough to defend them from annihilation? Anna Taylor is barely holding her anxiety at bay. With scales growing on her body and shocking magic now at her command, the teacher flees after being outed by a student and attacked by an angry mob. And after arriving at a safehouse on a farm in Ireland for training and protection, she feels unprepared for her first mission to neutralize an explosive threat. Vietnam vet Maximilian Hurley subdues his demons with drink. So when an Unhidden agent comes to Australia to recruit him, and a fire mysteriously destroys his plane, the troubled pilot doesn’t have much to lose. Teaming up with Anna, the tough-talking Aussie battles through his PTSD as they save Cork from a devastating bombing. As the group of talents grows to a core crew of six, Anna and Max discover there’s little peace as a coalition of xenophobic extremists rises against those with Unhidden Blood. And now their combined powers might be the only thing standing in the way of their total extermination… Can Anna, Max, and the squad stem a tsunami of chaos and death? Taming of the Few is the first book in the Guardians of PHAE Irish urban fantasy series. If you like snarky banter, spectacular world-building, and nail-biting tension, then you’ll love Christy Nicholas’ urban fantasy adventure. Buy Taming of the Few to defend a powerful destiny today!
Starting school at Hawthorne University was not going well, until I met my classmate Alondra. Allie was different. She was goth. But she was also mysterious, confident and fun. I was into that. My name’s Liam. My friends call me Lee. Things got weird after I accompanied her to her haunts. Poltergeists and demons attacked little girls. I watched Alondra help exorcise these ghosts, but some of their evil stuck to me. Well, being attracted to a witch was one thing; dating one was quite another. It seemed the closer I got to Allie, the more her witchcraft endangered my friends. And my soul. You decide. I chronicled everything here in her book. Alondra is a prequel to the internationally bestselling Hawthorne University Witch series. The novel takes place twenty years before Broomstick.
In a city shattered by gravity, packs of feral children roam the streets, playing, fighting, stealing, and surviving. Magpie is odd even by feral standards, and the other kids taunt him and call him Goblin. Nothing makes him happier than talking to the crows that follow him and collecting his pretty rocks and rings, feathers and glasses and other shiny things. The bullies in his pack say he is useless and kick him out. In this city he won’t survive long on his own. Then a chance encounter with two mysterious kids named Grammar and Neverwhen changes his life. He teaches them how to survive, and they teach him how to read and what hugs and friends are. But his vindictive former pack leader hates Magpie’s new pack and will go to any lengths to ruin Magpie’s happiness. He’s been called useless and worthless his whole life. But if he can’t find the self-acceptance and courage to stop his old bully, his new life will be destroyed.
A collection of stories from voices all over, Kaleidescope, brings you through adventures, romances, nightmares, and more. Pride isn't a deadly sin when it's found in the hearts of those striving to live and prosper in a world that demonizes you, and in the world's of these authors, sometimes that doesn't exist, sometimes it does, and that's all part of the adventure for these queer heroes and heroines. With Stories From: Max Turner S. E. Wigget Em Harriett Ashley Van Elswyk Mia Ram James L. Steele Eva Roslin Paul Evanby Hunter Liguore R. A. Meenan Robin LeeAnn J. A. Bryson Katie Kent Regina Jade