Ivan wants to spend the summer before university getting his life in order. He never planned to get entangled with a centuries-old Viking death cult.
But when one of his friends is next on the sacrificial list…well, things are going to get messy before he'll have time to sort out his university applications.
As the monsters of the shadow world gather to wreak Norse havoc, can Ivan become more than the history geek everyone thinks he is?
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International bestselling phenomenon! Series optioned for film! * * * Earth is doomed. A killer asteroid is coming. Qualify for rescue... or die! * * * Nerd, geek, and awkward smart girl Gwen Lark must compete in deadly trials against all other Earth teens, including her arrogant high school crush, in order to Qualify for interplanetary rescue from an asteroid apocalypse. Can she save everyone she loves? * * * A high-octane dystopian thriller from a Nebula Award Finalist, in the vein of THE HUNGER GAMES, DIVERGENT, STAR WARS, and ANCIENT ALIENS.
Recipient of the 1st Place in Science Fiction CIPA EVVY award 2021
"A gripping story, thoughtfully written and very much character-led. A Red Ribbon Winner and highly recommended." --The Wishing Shelf Awards
A virus nearly wiped out the human race. But is controlled survival a future worth living?
The post-apocalyptic routine couldn't be better for Kate. Doing her part to rebuild the world's population, her pair Eric and their genetically privileged children are her pride and joy. But as her spouse becomes distant, she fears her flawless family is on the brink of collapse.
Confused and distraught as he continues to withdraw, Kate finds comfort in a handsome younger man who mentors her son. But just as she begins to make peace with the drastic shift in her life's trajectory, Eric suddenly reasserts his claim. And giving in to his renewed loyalty could set their carefully ordered society ablaze.
Will Kate build the life she dares desire or sacrifice everything for the greater good?
Tier 1 is the first book in the thrilling Tier science fiction trilogy. If you like heartfelt characters, clean romance, and thought-provoking takes on dystopia, then you'll adore Cindy Gunderson's binge-worthy tale.
The land of Vrania is cold and harsh, a vicious place to live. But the decedents of Vranr have made their home there for hundreds of years, their passage westward blocked by the treacherous Black Isles and the raging sea. But Vrania is beginning to grow crowded, and food is harder to find than ever before. Exiled from their village to make their own way, Karik and his friends head north, hoping to find shelter from the coming winter, and a place where they can found a new village. But the north is dangerous, even for Vrania, and when Karik meets the huntress Ylmi, they take the first steps in a journey that will shape their world for generations to come.
Resistance soldier Bernard Marchand would do anything to bring his family back from the dead, but in his desperation to change their fates, he alters history and nearly destroys the world. Faced with the consequences, he's horrified at what he's done. It was never supposed to be this way. As a Huldra, Alva should have stolen her partner's life energy, drained him to the brink of death. Instead, she went against her natural instincts and helped him win the war against a dreaded enemy. However, when he inadvertently starts the countdown to Ragnarok, Alva will have to ignore the ache in her soul as she fights to save them once again. And that's just the beginning… An unknown enemy lurks just out of reach and interferes in their every effort to restore Earth's historical timeline. But why? What is he after? Will they be able to focus long enough to save the Nine Realms, or are they doomed to the horrific reality they unwittingly unleashed?
Life in the 24th century has expanded to create the Six Worlds, but the personal trials we face are still there. Terry “Tug” Glenman has discovered that balancing a dual career of race driving and car building is more than a little stretch. Between his shop and California home, he’s spent the last decade with the love of his life. But when tragedy strikes, her worst fears come too close for comfort. In the aftermath, Tug is offered the chance of a lifetime. This could be the culmination of his dreams, but he quickly finds that fame and glory come with a very high price. Tug seeks his answers while driven by the haunted memory of his best friend and lured by a successful woman who can give him everything. Torn between a career that is his passion and everything at home he holds dear, he finds no easy decisions. This is where spirits soar and hearts are broken, while scores are settled at blinding speed in the perilous sport called Moonracing.
He can save her life—if he sacrifices those he swore to protect. King’s bastard Shianan Becknam buries himself in his military career to avoid the dangers of drawing political attention. When the artifact intended to end an interdimensional war is damaged, a mage is trapped on the other side of the rift with her servant—only the cheery young boy is really one of the monstrous enemy, disguised as a human. Shianan is desperate to rescue Ariana, one of his few friends, but to do so requires committing treason and betraying his people to attack. State mage Ariana struggles to survive as a prisoner of war in a world of deadly magic and unfamiliar customs. Her only ally is her former servant, once again a renowned warrior caught up in political machinations. To survive, he’ll have to take up the fight against Ariana’s world. As their people’s wasted armies prepare for fresh battle, bastard, mage, and monster must set aside prejudices and rivalries to find an end to centuries of conflict, before they die as traitors. Reviews say: “Shard & Shield is one of the most character-driven fantasy novels I've ever read, and I mean that in the best way.” “…a gripping fantasy tale and characters that I've come to care for who face complex situations that don't have easy answers. A great read!” This completed epic fantasy series by an award-winning author is recommended for fans of Patrick Rothfuss, Brandon Sanderson, and Brent Weeks.
"No crying in front of humans, my daughter." Those were the last words that Flynae's father, the Monarch of their people, said to her, moments before Lord Kovad Thyde killed him in front of her. Without the Monarch to keep them in check, the evil rulers are now free to use Flynae's royal body how they see fit. How will the human that loves her protect her from more powerful forces at work? Get lost and fall in love with this dark fantasy story as enemies become lovers and save each other. This story is part of the Kindle Vella program. The first three episodes are free to read.
Jane is on her first night shift at the university radio station when the apocalypse begins… Will she be safe in the cozy studio as the snow-covered world outside turns into a blood-spattered nightmare? An unputdownable horror thriller.
Roger and Gertrude Davis enjoy an idyllic existence in the small Appalachian town of Harper Pass. With vast landholdings, a successful business, and love for the family they’ve built, they’ve avoided the suffering The Great Depression has wrought on the area until it all comes crashing down on a sweltering summer day in 1932. With the twin daughters they dote on gone missing and ominous signs of foul play evident, a suspect quickly emerges. But not everything is always what it seems. Amidst the murder, madness, and mayhem, they soon learn there’s blood to pay when the past comes calling.
After finagling a job on board an outer space cruise ship, Sylvia Stryker is ready to explore all that outer space has to offer. With a private room in the staff quarters, her robot cat by her side, and the responsibilities of uniform management, she couldn't be more thrilled--until she discovers the second navigation officer dead in the inventory closet. Neptune, the head of ship security, finds Sylvia's presence to be the most suspicious part of the incident, but despite his efforts to pin the murder on Sylvia, she won't accept how the clues are unfolding. Juggling red shirts, white lies, and little green men, Sylvia has to expose a murderer or trade the expanse of outer space for a much smaller space...behind bars. Fly Me to the Moon is the quirky first mystery featuring uniform lieutenant Sylvia Stryker. If you like unique characters, adventurous plots, and cool space fashion, you’ll love Diane Vallere’s entertaining interstellar series.
For a relic of war, death is my inevitable release.
Most people can’t kill without regret, but I don’t have that luxury. I am a tank-created nu-human, and my sole purpose hinges on the whims of my tyrannical maniac creator. Town annihilations to political assassinations—I never disobey.
Until I want more.
When I escape beyond the realm of my former master, my only goal is safety—freedom—a life I always wanted. I should have known my creator would send deadly pursuers. He wants to remind me of what I’m never fated to have.
Then destiny tempts me with the unexpected.
When a dragon—a creature said to be long extinct—offers me a chance at true freedom from my former master’s control, I don't know what to believe. In my line of work, trust kills. But something is different about this creature....
With nothing to lose, I agree to his terms. Now, I wait. Will he give me the freedom I crave, or did I seal my fate?
DESTINY is the first book in the Experimental Heart epic romantic urban-science fantasy series. If you love fantasy mixed with science fiction, strong willed heroines overcoming the torment of their past, fate vs choice, and a dash of slow burn romance, dive into the world of Lumaraeon today!