"After centuries of hunting my family, it all came down to this. By the end of the night, I was either going to defeat him, or die trying..." When Lucy Owens discovers her dark ancestry, she must claim her birthright or follow in the tragic footsteps of the women who came before her. After a quiet, sheltered life with her guardians, Lucy Owens can’t wait to graduate high school so she can go off to college and reinvent herself in a world where no one knows her. Instead, she finds herself hunted by an army of Gifteds, a subset of humans with supernatural abilities. As she discovers more about herself and her ancestors, to whom she bears a striking resemblance, she realizes that she doesn’t even know herself. At all. With the help of Embry and Gabriel, two Gifteds sworn to protect her, Lucy will have to let go of her fears, then dig deep into herself, her past, and her ancestry if she wants even a chance of surviving. The Owens Chronicles is a Young Adult Urban Fantasy trilogy by Amanda Lynn Petrin. Fans of The Vampire Diaries and Twilight will love this paranormal adventure within The Gifted Chronicles Series! Get lost in The Owens Chronicles today! Contents Include: Prophecy Destiny Legacy and Annabelle, a bonus prequel novella!
The angel Dardanelle loves having a human charge. Until the day he is tempted by a demon to shoot his girlfriend after a misunderstanding with her ex-boyfriend. Defying Hell, the fallen angel Arakiel steps forward and peacefully ends the standoff. Grateful for Arakiel’s help, Dardanelle offers to assist Arakiel by offering him a temporary safe haven in the lower level of Heaven.
Lucifer is livid after receiving the news that one of his demons has betrayed him. He then orders his minions to find Arakiel, his accomplice Dardanelle, and destroy them no matter what it takes.
The archangel Michael realizes what Dardanelle is up to and intercepts her and Arakiel at the Heavenly gates. For their actions, both will stand trial in the Cherubim Assembly. As their divine judgment looms, their fates will be decided in Heaven, in Hell, and on Earth...
From Book 1: "A bright fantasy for readers who are tired of exaggerated violence and slippery morals." -- Kirkus Reviews
Lana can draw arcane powers from gemstones. When she started reading the folklore, it sounded farfetched. Maybe she should have closed the books right then and walked away, because special abilities are nothing but trouble. Someone always wants you to do something impossible. Or dangerous. Usually both. Like going through a portal to save an oppressed race in another world. In this case, gnomes, whose ruler happens to be a gem master with unimaginable powers.
Lana decides an exploratory mission seems harmless. She can visit the other world and come up with a plan. Who knew there would be flying serpents, carnivorous insects, and goblin-like mutant gnomes? Or that she'd end up in a dungeon while the queen decides whether to kill her or turn her into an enchanted creature? The gem master hopes to rule Lana's world next and plans are in motion. Lana is determined to escape from the dungeon, but then what? She has two potential allies with gem powers, and she's afraid of both. But with two worlds in danger, and time running out, she may have to trust them.
This is a standalone novel without loose ends or a cliffhanger ending, but the resolution opens the door for further adventures. Pick up book 2, Shadowglade, and book 3, < ...
Aris and his brothers have been sick their entire lives. Every day Aris comes closer to finding a cure. One day his visions show him that the key is a human woman in need of help. He must find her.
Sophie has spent the last seven years of her life locked away and abused by a man who promised to always take care of her. She’s nearly given up hope on ever getting free until she makes contact with the man of her dreams. Is he actually real or is she going crazy?
Can Aris save her from herself and help her heal before it’s too late for both of them?
Wet your whistle with a taste of award winning author Elle Klass young adult fiction. There's something for everyone who can't get enough teenage heroines and heros, including new release Isandro Volume 1 of the hidden journals. Disclaimer: You may experience uncontrollable laughter, nail-biting and hair tugging as well as a desire to continue reading and even share with a friend or neighbor. What's Inside: Baby Girl - In the Beginning and Moonlighting in Paris Zombie Girl - Premonition and Infection The Bloodseekers - The Vampires Next Door hidden journals - Isandro
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.
Alexandra's family have kept a huge secret from her for 21 years. A secret that is now opening her eyes to a weird reality and biting her in the ass. If she had known maybe she would have been prepared when her life gets flipped upside down, and actual trolls start trying to abduct her so the ancient vampire Master can use her to take control of the human world. Now, even with a whole army of fae hunters at her back, plus a certain sword-wielding, aggravatingly gorgeous, jerk fae at her side, she will have to fight her own demons, old and new, if she wants to save what little family she has left plus all the rest of the human race. No pressure though.
The curtain, the veil, the void, the abyss. So many names for the mystery of the beyond. People spend a good part of their lives just wanting to lift the heavy canvas of the circus tent and take a peek inside. Eventually they’ll know, in the end, we all know, but mankind is an impatient beast. Sadly, for most, if they ever could pull aside that curtain, they would spend the rest of their lives trying to forget that they ever had.Myrrendryl tells the tale of four seemingly unconnected youth bound to one another in a way none of them could have guessed and knowing would threaten to shatter their very existence. The hands of fate appear to play them like marionettes, but are they truly controlled by fate? Or are they their own masters? A story that questions what is real, and what is the sands of dreams. A story ultimately, about the human condition and what deep down, we are willing to sacrifice.
Warring countries, fantastical creatures, beings of terrible power, and journeys of epic scale. The legendary Book of Alcherys tells wild and unimaginable stories. But they are not mere fairy tales. They are true, every word.
Callista Nienna is strong and independent, but nothing could have prepared her for civilization being brought to a violent end. Now, she is forced to stay alive in a desolate wilderness with only her closest friend for support.
She has two choices: give up and die with the wilting world around her, or seize her destiny and make it to the only sanctuary left unscathed. At the end of her journey, something awaits Callista. Something both terrifying and unbelievable.
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.
Exactly whose handfasting is this? Senna feels like naught but an inconvenience at her own wedding.
Lyran’s father seems determined to take over in his pursuit of power, and Senna worries that the man she’s marrying is nothing more than his father’s puppet.
Written as a prequel to the Hengist medieval adventure series, this gives snapshots in the lives of Senna and Lyran - a couple of medieval healers not averse to using a dollop of earth magic and oodles of humour in their work. What they don't yet realise is their higher purpose - to heal an entire world.
For fans of Call the Midwife, Poldark and Robin Hood, this is book #1 in a cozy-mystery series, the fourth book will be out in May 2019.
Gwynn had bested the greatest bards of Balahar and was on her own, free to follow the road into the green. That is until she heard the exhausted hoofbeats of the warhorse bearing its dying rider into her camp. The dazzling realm of the Fae Royal Court of Heralith awaits them if only she can muster her skills both learned and hidden. Life and time itself will be forever changed for them both. An ancient Fae Prince will guide them through a secret labyrinth of portals where they will discover a hidden kingdom. Magic and music wind seamlessly around them and they will discover mysterious forces at play. Gwynn and Shae face life and loss and forge a friendship stronger than time. Fae Song pays homage to epic fantasy series like Harry Potter. Balahar is a new world of magic and music, Kings and Queens, sacrifice and victory.
What happens when you cross Lord of the Rings with Dune? You get a rich, complex fantasy world full of political intrigue and magic, where realistic characters confront dangers and adversity, love and betrayal. The first novel in the Shadow Wars series, Assassins will not disappoint! Get Assassins and begin your epic journey today! From the ashes of the Great War, Men, Elves and Dwarves struggle to rebuild their societies in the land of Nostraterra. Secret factions amongst all the races risk plunging Nostraterra into open warfare by threatening the life of Alfrahil crown prince of Men. As fire arrows plunge down, a desperate Alfrahil rides for his life to try and escape this deadly assassination. Who tries to kill the prince and why? Assassins, is the first episode in the Shadow Wars series; a tale of present-day politics set within a fantasy world. The story continues in Conspiracy, when Elven and Dwarven connections to the plot to kill prince Alfrahil must be investigated. The series concludes with the third volume, Myths, where ancient legends come to life, impacting the lives of all who dwell in Nostraterra.
For ten years, Ian Troy has been running from the blood in his veins and on his hands. One of the Shinree, a fallen race reviled for their inborn addiction to magic, Ian is no stranger to scorn. His people, drugged to quell their magic, are bred and sold as slaves. Forced into the Rellan army at a young age, Ian was made to fight in their longstanding war against the brutal Langorians. With Rella on the brink of defeat, he turns to the Crown of Stones, an ancient Shinree relic of untold power. Unaware of the crown’s true nature, Ian ends the war—but at an unthinkable price. A decade later, still haunted by the aftermath of that tragic day, Ian lives in self-imposed exile. He curbs his addiction with wine and regret. He struggles to forget. But when a fateful encounter with a pretty assassin brings Ian’s past crashing into the present, denial is no longer an option. With the land he gave up everything to protect once more in jeopardy, Ian becomes embroiled in a violent race for control of the Crown of Stones. To save the realms, he must embrace the one thing he fears most: his own power. Magic-Price is the first installment in The Crown of Stones trilogy.
In the land of the great red sun, wolf-shifters reign—able to wield magic and shift form at will while privileged wolves serve them. Dogs rove through the woods in packs speaking, singing, and scavenging—afraid to befriend the humans who live repressed. As the lowest of all four races, the humans work at mines, fashion metals, and send over half their gains to the wolf-shifting king. However, when Pietre, an impoverished human boy, finds an unusual, orphaned pup in the woods and the wolf-shifting prince is sent to arrest the boy’s father soon after, both boy and prince begin to realize that obeying the rules might be just as dangerous as breaking them. Unfortunately, breaking the rules means they’ll have to learn to work together if they want to change their world before it turns on them.
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.
Unsheathed: An Epic Fantasy Collection
Draw your blade.
Fasten your armor.
Prepare for war.
The Unsheathed Collection brings to life nine powerhouse tales of epic fantasy filled with daring duels, gruesome slaughter, and the ringing cacophony of battle.
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 Door is the first book in the Seventh Dimension Series that combines contemporary, historical, and fantasy elements into a "Christian coming-of-age" story. A curse put on Shale Snyder, because of a secret, shrouds her with insecurity and fear. Following suspension from school, a stray dog befriends her and she follows it into the woods. There she discovers a door that leads to another world....
Truth Unveiled, the second title of the Daughter of Ravenswood series, is set one generation after a manmade plague wiped out over half the Earth’s population. The survivors are accustomed to magic and witchcraft and accept and fear the many forms of life after death. New necromancer Meagan Greystone has finally become a valued part of the community at Ravenswood Manor, her ancestral home. But just as she’s settling in, she hears a strange voice in her head, tempting her with power and abilities beyond her wildest dreams. When Meagan discovers the voice belongs to her distant ancestor Quintus—a man known for his magical talent and cruelty—she turns to her father’s spirit for help. But when his spirit vanishes, she knows she must properly raise him from the dead. During the terrifying invocation, the one person she thought might never betray her does, and Quintus rises from the dead instead of her father. Reborn and determined to recover his power, Quintus threatens to take away everything Meagan holds dear, forcing her to either join him or find a way to defeat one of the most powerful sorcerers who ever lived.
What would you do during the Apocalypse? How would you survive? Those are the questions that have plagued Katrina for years. All the good boys and girls were raptured up to Heaven, leaving the rest of humanity to ask a single, solitary question: “Why not me?” Hellspawn rose from Hell and rampaged across the world, eviscerating all they came across. It was bedlam, Hell on Earth. There was nothing anybody could do to stop it. Then the Hellspawn got bored and settled for a quiet life in the suburbs. They squatted in the homes of the people they once mercilessly murdered. And that’s where Katrina Hates the Dead starts. Humanity survived the rampaging demons and now has to work and live alongside them. They steal all the good jobs, and leave humanity cowering is squalor. Katrina is a non-stop thrill ride from beginning to end. She fights minotaurs, Cerebus dogs, zombies, demons, and more, as she fights across the plains of oblivion. But the book also explored the deep pain and angst of a society that was forsaken by god, decimated by Satan, and left to live in hunger. And yet humanity is strong. They persist. But everything has a breaking point, and after watching friend after friend die at the unforgiving and unjust hands of fate, Katrina’s had enough and sets out to face off with the Devil to earn back her old life.
The thrilling adventure continues in Book Three! Shadyia and Deresi are trapped in a deserted city. Separated by powerful forces, they become pawns in the eternal struggle between life and death. While clashing entities tempt one with immortality to champion their crusade, a being once worshiped as a god demands the other stand as advocate for his cause. With far more than their lives at stake, Shadyia and Deresi may have no choice but to submit, but the ancient divinities of the world be warned; the pawn that survives can become a queen—or even a magician.
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.
2017 Distinguished Favorite Award-Independent Press Awards A Tea Party activist discovers that he is growing another head. A playboy befriends a fickle female only six inches tall. A lonely librarian answers a matrimonial ad from a demonic farmer. Darkness abounds in James Hanna's cryptic stories. In these nineteen piercing tales, Hanna skewers the human comedy and makes reading dangerous again. "A Sinister sense of irony pervades the stories in this perverse, darkly fantastic anthology. Author James Hanna has a unique insight into the most curious aspects of the human condition and does not shy from exploring these to their shockingly logical conclusion. A Second, Less Capable Head is exceptionally memorable from beginning to end." - Midwest Book Review. "The mark of an author at the peak of his literary powers, there are scant few tales that won't linger beyond the page. Without a doubt, A Second Less Capable Head delivers one of the most powerful and cutting collection of stories you will ever read." - Book Viral
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?
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 …
After Breed, a 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…
And so, with only a drug-addicted vagrant, a rat-faced child, and a timid priest for back up, Breed sets out for the mighty city of Valen and the tomb of the Hammer.
What could possibly go wrong?
Grim, dark and savagely funny, Dangerous To Know is an epic, sword and sorcery adventure.
Three sisters. An absent prince who promised to protect them. And the wolf is at the door… Once upon a time… When war breaks out, Rudolf promises Portia and her sisters he will protect them. But his father falls in battle, and Rudolf is forced to return home to command his father’s armies. Shifting alliances turn Portia and her family from friends to sworn enemies. To win the war, Rudolf must conquer her home, and risk losing her forever. When the wolf is at the door, who will win – love or war?
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?
Got monsters? You need Eno the Thracian! He's the guy with the answer to your problems, whether they're as small as a dragonet you need moved to the other side of the mountain or as big as a minotaur wreaking havoc in your palace. He can train your youth for battle, cure your vizier of fatal ambition, or slay hydras (up to seven heads only, please). As you may know, there's a serious hero shortage in Greece at the moment. Most of the more famous heroes have heeded their promises and gone to help out one side or the other in the Trojan War. But the need for heroes hasn't lessened since the war; if anything it has increased. More monsters than ever are appearing in our blessed islands. If you're one of the unlucky ones beset by strange beasts, summon Eno the Thracian. Swift sword...reasonable rates. In HERO FOR HIRE, armed with his wits and a mysterious sword, Eno must stop the Witch-Goddess Hekate from opening the seventeen doors of Hades to release her zombie army...and find his own way out before becoming her immortal general or, even worse, her lover.
Once The King of Nightmares, Ashe lost everything when he was betrayed. Released from prison, he's got one goal: Stay Free. To make that happen he'll have to rescue the girl who stole his crown while saving the court he'd rather see burn. But he can't do it alone. He needs Callie. Abused, neglected, and finally shunned by The Court of Light, Callie is done with court politics. It's just too damned bad Ashe doesn't care. He's arrogant, manipulative, and dangerous. Everything she's been taught to fear. It would be so easy to hate him, but the sadness in his gaze calls to her heart, and his touch awakens her own darkness. She has never wanted anyone more. Callie is Ashe's darkest desire, but to earn his freedom and prevent the destruction of humanity, she must embrace the destiny that will keep them apart. But is the safety of the world worth losing the kind of love he's only dreamed of?
Recently forced into the underwater city of Atlantis, Emma Harris has managed to avoid marrying the merman who brought her, but her grandfather—the Sea King—insists that joining with the abusive Merrick is inevitable. When Emma discovers a poison that might restore her human lungs, she goes in search of the rare creature that carries it, prepared to try the poison no matter the cost, so she can return home to her family—and to James. Since his girlfriend went missing, James’ depression has destroyed his chance at a basketball scholarship and incurred the wrath of his uncle, who was once his strongest supporter. When the police inform him that he’s a suspect in Emma’s mysterious disappearance, James sells his beloved motorcycle to buy a boat so he can find Emma and prove his innocence before going on trial for a murder he didn’t commit. With destiny against them, it’s only a matter of time before both are imprisoned forever.
Zoe Jabril needs to devise a kick-ass plan to save the world ASAP. Otherwise, Armageddon starts the day she turns eighteen—and if that happens, everything is going to hell. Literally. She could be any other 17-year-old attending parties and checking out cute guys—except she discovers her best friend is a Guardian Angel and the boy she crushes on is a Nephilim, both sent to protect her from the demons who want her dead. Now Zoe has to deal with growing feelings toward the Nephilim, who spreads a strange electrical current through her body every time he touches her. And she’s under constant attack from Demons, trying to stop her from fulfilling the Prophecy: a girl will be born who will unite Angels, Nephilim, Fairies and Werewolves to battle evil. Then she has to control newly found talents if she’s to prevent the devil from escaping Hell.
Everyone's afraid of the dark. Now, there's a reason to be. Lux and his younger brother Lunam enjoy the full freedom of the simple life and all the childhood adventures offered by growing up in a small village in a picturesque glen. Life is tranquil, peaceful, and just about perfect—except for one formidable fact… Every day is followed by night. And, with the night, comes the DARKNESS. Slowly shrouding the valley and relentlessly seeping into every nook and cranny on its nightly rampage, the darkness returns to feast on its victims. No man, woman, child, animal—or even, insect—is safe. The darkness consumes all; the darkness's hunger is never satisfied. When the sun falls from the sky, the villagers, young and old, must take to arms, guarding their homes, loved ones, and livestock with every ray of light they can muster. Even young Lux and Lunam are well-soldiered in their responsibilities to safeguard themselves and their parents during the nightly vigil, the nightly fight to live to see another day. It's always been this way—the truths and ritual passed down from generation to generation since ancient times. No one dares question why. Nothing can change the frightening fact of the lives of the villagers or emancipate them from their singular foe—nothing, except a child's imagination and a curiosity as immutable as the darkness's own appetite. There's just one truth guiding every man, woman, and child to strive to see another day: "Darkness Comes but Once a Night."
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.
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?
Eleanor, a timid orphan, has no clue to her real purpose, but she also has no desire to become a subservient old maid, like the miserable nuns she grew up with. Eleanor believes Edward, whom she loves, will save her from being forced to take vows. She knows Mother Superior has no intention of letting her leave–her songs are the only thing keeping the grey mist at bay. With only her instincts to protect her, she must match wits with a powerful being intent on the destruction of her world. If she does not find The Perfect Tear and release it’s healing power into the land, she will become an accomplice in the destruction of all she loves.
An enslaved enchantress. A magic mirror. Whose match will be made next? Once upon a time… When Queen Briska is accused of treason, she flees to the mountains, building an icy wall around her broken heart. But she cannot flee her punishment – she is forced to help other couples find love. A tough task, when the man she loves is dead. Amani knew his life was over the moment he was enslaved to a magic lamp. But when a strange twist of fate frees him from the lamp just as he discovers the woman he loves still lives, Amani sets out to find her, and free her, too. Will the power of love be enough to melt two frozen hearts?
What has happened to Aiden after his selfless act of sacrificing his life for Meridian? Where did Meridian go? True love can break the curse, but only an act of true love from a twin soul sets her free. Their epic and sudden departure have left their friends, witches, fairies, and spirits in search of their souls. While the high court demons strategize their attack of the hall of souls to absorb the angels' power — the only demoness at court has her secret obsession, and she used Moloch, the dark one's soul collector, who may have taken more than just one soul of a wicked witch. Astaroth's secret obsession and help from Moloch may indirectly help the dark one's plan. But there is one problem that lingers. Lahash, the rogue demon of the high court, has been charged to destroy his obsession, Echo, the Earth nymph. After kidnapping her and taking her to the dark realm, she is weakened and cannot fend off the brooding demon's lust. In a passionate moment, Lahash finally confesses why he is so obsessed with the nymph, and she admits her secret knowledge of human souls. The search for Meridian and Aiden surfaces a shocking revelation. Aiden is trapped and needs to be saved, but from who? The spirit guides demand the return of a spirit guide from the keepers, who remains in the hall of souls. They believe this spirit guide can stop the demons, save the spirit guide realm, find Meridian, and save humankind. The keepers, known as the angels, have one request that the chosen one must a ...
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 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.
***Voted #1 Favorite Dystopian Book at Virtual Fantasy Con*** The future of mankind is in the hands of one woman—but only she can See it. Over the last five hundred years, Timur Demyan has used his ungodly powers to decimate countless empires. Now, the immortal villain stands as the CEO of the company that has developed DarkForce, the most popular augmented reality video game in the world. What gamers don’t know is that DarkForce has been patterned after an alien planet inhabited by the Leviathan, a loathsome creature with whom Timur has forged an alliance. Undercover operative Lily Thatcher has only just begun to unlock innate Seer abilities that allow her to witness past, present and potential future events after she overcame certain death. Now dragged away to another world with a sentient dragon by her side, will her powers be enough to stop Timur and prevent Earth’s apocalyptic fate?
Have you ever wondered what happened to the Centaurian race? The tale begins with a blossoming friendship that turns into more than human Lanae Broma could ever imagine. Follow the story as the humans and centaurs battle over the territories and the emerging new life that compels them forward to their new future. It starts when Lanae meets up with real in the flesh centaurs and her life is never the same again. Collide is a tale of hope and love, of betrayal and madness. Discover the truth about what became of the race of the centaurs. Mythology meets fantasy in a warm and thrilling adventure that most humans will never experience.
Long ago, the violence and radiation of terrorist wars killed America. Descendants of the survivors now dwell in a world of ritual and magic, where ten dominions struggle for supremacy and a dark, formidable power has emerged. Areenna, the only daughter of the King of Freemorn, is barely eighteen, yet her psychic ability is strong. She is called to The Island and learns that the fate of her world is in her hands. She must undertake a perilous journey to save Nevaeh from malicious destruction. But she will not travel alone. Mikaal, the son of the High King of Nevaeh, has just as much at stake as Areenna. The quest takes them through haunted wastelands filled with mutants while a vile and evil force will do everything in its power to stop them—for it wants Nevaeh as its own.
Are dreams mere fantasy, or are they real? When Mary Parker finds a magic book everything in her life changes. As she reads, she dreams, and the woman sunk in depression after her mother’s death is transformed to a vibrant beauty. She gives the book and the phenomenon a name, 'falling awake’. The book seems to twist others to act out of character too. Joe’s usually dour father turns visionary and gambles with the factory where Mary works, and Joe, the metaphysical daydreamer, engages in a secret sexual eternal triangle to keep the dull routine of the accounts department at bay. The dominant partner in the triangle is Clem; dark and dangerous. Extricating himself from Clem, Joe meets Mary. They fall in love and their marriage is arranged in haste when Mary falls pregnant, but this is no happy ever after tale. Their joy turns to grief when Mary miscarries and she turns inward to her darkening 'falling awake' world – now more psychic than real. Then Joe's father dies, and he has to fight for control of the factory. He falls into Clem’s clutches again, and to make things worse, he believes Mary is going mad, and the people and places she remembers all just dreams dreamt inside her insanity. But then how can Joe remember them too? Magic or madness? Karma or crazy? For Mary and Joe, the impossible - and the deadly ghosts of their dreams - are only a breath away. Falling Awake is a dark paranormal romance thriller about a girl, a book, love and loss, mental illness, mys ...
Diagnosed with a rare form of meningitis, a teenage boy is paralyzed from head to toe—trapped in his own mind. To cope with his imprisonment, he retreats to an imaginary world called his Mind Palace, but the lines between reality and time start to blur when he receives a new roommate—an old, outspoken, Jewish jazz musician with dementia.
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.
In this comedic fantasy gamebook for adults, YOU play Mr Artanon, the conniving butler to the dark lord, and the choices you make shape the story. Navigate a cast of treacherous nobility and unwelcome relatives. Help the household werewolves make it through ‘that time of the month’. Manage a kitchen staff of stupid goblins. Teach the castle harpies the merits of personal hygiene. Accidentally sleep with a virgin due to be sacrificed to the Shadow God, and more. With multiple pathways and 9 different endings to discover (not to mention plenty of ways to meet an untimely demise), you're going to have your work cut out for you ensuring the castle runs smoothly. This is Downton Abbey meets Mordor - will you serve-vive? "It works very well in e-book format because all the choices are hyperlinked to the relevant page; no endlessly flipping back and forth! There are ribald jokes and double entendres throughout. Malacandros is also a terrifying boss (but sometimes he’s really nice!), and the atmosphere of the book is danger-filled and darkly humorous." (Speculating on SpecFic)
Uncover secrets from the past in this time-travelling adventure centered around history's most notable scientist. From the mind of a Hollywood screenwriter Irving Belateche comes this suspense thriller solving Einstein's final mystery.
A beastly prince. An enchanting beauty. Only love can break the spell. Once upon a time… The wicked King Thorn forced the enchantress Zuleika to cast a terrible curse. She fled his court to travel the world, helping those who need her magic most. Until a search for her merchant father’s lost ships leads her to an enchanted island, where Prince Vardan, the island’s ruler, is afflicted by the most powerful curse Zuleika has ever encountered. She’s not sure she can reverse the spell, but she’s determined to try. After all, a prince who fights pirates can’t be all bad…no matter how beastly his appearance. Together, can the enchanting beauty and the beastly prince break the spell?
Thian came from the wrong side of the tracks, the wrong side of the law... the wrong side of pretty much everything. When a freak incident reveals his shifter nature, he was taken in by the Dark Leopards. Now, he must race the clock to gather intel to protect his family, their city, and the woman he intends to claim as his own.
A bonafide daddy's girl, Adele never thought she'd have to go on the run due to her father being the worst sort of dirty politician. Stuck with the bodyguard he hired, she doesn't know where to turn or who to trust. What she does know? Thian is dangerous to both her mind and her heart. She just doesn't know which will fall first.
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.
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.
Child of destiny and pawn of the gods When his parents are murdered and his sister taken by raiders, Corin an Fol’s world crashes in on him. Wild and willful, he joins the elite Wolf Regiment but swiftly falls foul of its swordmaster, the brutal Taskala. The regiment becomes embroiled in a vicious civil war between the sultan of Permio and rebel tribesmen. Corin, caught in the treacherous power play between rival factions and corrupt leaders, struggles to survive. Torn between his quest for vengeance and growing hatred for the sadistic Taskala, Corin has to intervene when the woman he loves becomes the latest target of Taskala’s wrath. Gray Wolf is the first of five spellbinding fantasy novels featuring Corin an Fol, a man chosen by the gods to walk a dark path.
In a moment of crisis, Gillly’s fantasy of safety is shattered. With her family murdered, Gilly disguises herself as an eccentric goat herder and hides among shadows, while keeping a careful eye on her baby sister. Then, her illegal use of magic to save her niece lifts the veil and exposes all of them to the enemy. Now it’s time to flee again, for an evil sorcerer, and the malevolent king he serves, are back on their trail.
Book One in the time travel, fantasy romance series, Highland Secrets! She never believed in magic… Claire McGowan, Scotophile and historical romance novel addict, finally saves up enough for her dream vacation to Scotland. She never imagines she’ll get sucked back to the seventeenth century while running on the beach—that’s what she gets for exercising when she should be relaxing. He knows with a harsh certainty magic exists... The Fae have taken his brother—Laird of his clan. Duncan MacLeod finds a bonnie naked and confused lass. He’s convinced Claire arrived in 1672 through the Faery Stones—a magical portal he’s been scouring the lands for over the past six months. At last, he has someone who’s been through the Faery Stones and can help him find them—and get his brother back. Duncan promises to help Claire get home, even though his desire to have her wars with his vow. Torn between familiarity of the present and what she wants in the past, can Claire help Duncan find his brother and get back to the future? Will she even want to?
“You know nothing. Nothing about Tanzia or its people. You would never have agreed to dog me if you didn’t want to see the Black Continent, and only I can show it to you. You have only one option anyhow: follow me, Commander Sharp.” A Lost World. A Marvelous Expedition. A Dangerous Ambassador. Across the waters from industrialized Cavendia lies the Forbidden Continent of Tanzia, where Servants, the majikal creations of an ancient sorcerer, still walk the earth. Once mankind was enslaved there, but after the sorcerer’s imprisonment, one nation sailed away. For centuries, none has dared return, until now. Fear has grown that technology may have emerged on Tanzia. Cavendia’s government decides to make first contact with the ancient land. Their chosen ambassador is Chadwick Yates, of origins unknown. An expert woodsman and firearms master, Yates is not a man to be crossed. His mission is to report on the technology and resources of the indigenous, but the government now suspects he is hiding the full truth. Thurston Sharp, a Royal Navy Commander from a long military pedigree, is selected to go along and find out what Yates is hiding. When the pair are dropped on Tanzia, Sharp realizes nearly everything Yates has told the government is a lie. But in a land populated by dark hounds, cannibals, and gargoyles of living stone, Sharp has no choice but to fight to survive with Yates and to go where the ambassador leads, even to battle... About the Series “Yates shouldered his shotgun an ...
A page-turning debut in the vein of Michelle Sagara and Kristen Britain -- A gripping tale of redemption, adventure, and home. Rose Trewin is on the run. Pursued by memories of her father, she runs from city to city, seeking normalcy. But Rose can't escape her past, or the magic running through her veins, the magic that allows her to slip through the shadows unnoticed. The magic her father once used to mold her into a mercenary sent to destroy his enemies. Her magic is growing and changing, becoming something new and untamable. Rose is unable to rest. Wolves wrapped in fog follow her relentlessly along the countryside. Desperate, she uses her magic to escape, but the shadows are pushing her towards the center of a conspiracy. Now, her country teeters on the brink of a civil war as a Lord Governor gathers power against the king. An enemy, with magic similar to her own, emerges in the chaos of political intrigue. Faced with a country at war and a king brought to his knees, Rose must accept who she is and harness her powers in order to save her country and herself.
Sixteen-year-old Niena wants nothing more than to attend an elite bardic college, but when the dragon that shattered the empire awakens again she finds herself on the run, through the fey realm of Fairhome, to the city where she was born. On her trail are her army veteran grandfather, thrown into a commander's role he doesn't want, the lord of the fairies, trying to steer her to his own ends, and the husband she won't meet for fifteen years. If she kills the dragon, she'll save everyone she holds dear. But if she kills the dragon, she's cursed instead to become it.
Mmm. Shoot an apple off his friend’s head or lose his food, horse and clothes? Some decisions require little thought.
Archer is the sort of boy things happen to. Orphaned as a baby, his gifts make him different to other kids. He doesn't understand why he's so much stronger and faster than other boys; why a sword feels so right in his hand; or how every arrow he looses at a target will hit the centre, even if his eyes are closed.
At the Beltane ritual, he must fight his friends to see who is most worthy. But his real battle is with an enemy whose callous disrespect for the natural order brings dangerous consequences.
This swashbuckling romantic fantasy will appeal to fans of action-adventure, jousting and magical realism. For fans of “A Knight’s Tale,” “Merlin” and “Robin Hood,” this is book #1 in a 5-book adventure series.
In their distant land of Platonia, the Gracies' ancient protectors, the Bubblers are dying; soon to vanish from the rivers and leave Platonia open to invasion. Only the Gemwings, mythical giant insects can restore the magic within the Well of Life, allowing the Bubblers to thrive once more. Four Gracies volunteer to search for the Gemwings but as Platonia is attacked, will they find the Gemwings in time?
Prince Daerahil frets in exile, unable to vanquish a terrible presence that stalks him and his men. Closer and closer a dark shape is seen, hunting his soldiers in the shadows of Plaga Erebus--the land of wounded darkness. Ambushed alone, Daerahil fights for his life and his soul, and is given a choice by the Vagwar, a centuries old blood drinker. Aid the creature in his maniacal revenge upon those who imprisoned him in the dark land and receive his aid in taking the kingship in return. Refuse the offer and fight the Vagwar to the death, risking his life and those of his men. What choice will Daerahil make and how will his decision affect the rest of those in Nostraterra?
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?
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.
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?’
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?
Lord Spaulding's life seemed perfect. The perfectly stable life of the elusive mortal elf that rules the Kasimma Clan has ended up in haywire when his best friend Trevilin left two unwanted guests at his doorstep one autumn day: two orphan children from a disgraced noble family that just happen to be his long lost blood relatives named Richard and Nelida Earlrose. Spaulding must now find the way to bring these two children back to their nation and along the way, destroy a dangerous piece of sorcery that is hidden in his castle before King Salman and the Äimite guard find out.
Time. Travel through it. Bend it. But if she runs out of it, a life will be lost. 10 quests. If one fails, all fail. And one will never return. ... Now it's Natasha's turn. Tash Pruitt lands in 17th century Massachusetts with a mission which soon becomes clear to her: she has to save Goody Cooke from a charge of witchcraft and escape back to the present before she herself is charged as a witch. Seventeenth-century Massachusetts, and charges of witchcraft fill the air. When Tash Pruitt is catapulted from the Grey Cliffs Academy into this strange colonial environment, she has no idea that she herself is a witch. All she knows is that she has to save the woman who has taken her in—an unmarried healer—from charges of witchcraft, and keep the woman’s ward safe. Soon enough, Tash realizes that another life she has to save is her own.
Evolution threatens magic. Ebony is the key to reversing the flaw that weakens all of humankind. 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 as the non-magical human population start to outnumber those who still possess magic. 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... A post-apocalyptic / dystopian story about an al ...
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.
A little mermaid. A prince to save. Only silence can break the spell. Once upon a time… The mermaid Margareta saved Prince Erik from a shipwreck. Wanting to see the prince again, Margareta strikes a bargain with the Master of Beacon Isle. If she saves his sons from a terrible curse, he will reunite her with Prince Erik. All she has to do is stay silent until the curse is broken. Silence is a virtue…until Prince Erik arrives early, searching for the mermaid who saved his life. Can two hearts speak louder than words?
After dropping out of college, Jolie tries to settle into a new town and leave her mother's death behind her. But between her reoccurring nightmares about the cottage in the woods and the shadowy activities of her strange new friends, what's settling in is a sense that something-or someone-is not what it seems. Greta goes by a fake name and is running from someone; Jamie is trying to keep clear of his own old, insidious habits. As their pasts creep into the present and Jolie's nightmares begin to tiptoe into the waking world a strange force pulls at all of them. In the woods, something dark is calling...
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
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
Once upon a time… There was a girl, a boy and a dance. The girl shifted into a golden wolf and ran under the full moon. The boy was a prince with an obligation to his kingdom. And the dance was a moonlight ball for the prince to find his princess. Josef and Ella have been in love since they were children, but it was doomed from the start. He is the last of the Gauthier line and the law of the goddess herself states a Gauthier must sit on the throne. Her blessing has assured it for hundreds of years. As shifting females can’t carry an infant to term, Ella is not a suitable match for her prince. They both try, and fail, to move on. It is with a broken heart Prince Josef attends the ball. But there, under the light of the full moon, he dances a moonlit waltz and falls in love all over again. Perhaps there is hope after all. A Cinderella Retelling
For over a century, the town of Green Beach has frightened its children with the tragic legend of Joshua Thorne. He’s the reason it not only locks its doors at night but nails its windows shut. Steeped in romance and revenge, his is the kind of story Angela Ironwright lives for. When the specter of Joshua appears to her, insisting she’s the only one who can help him piece together the fragments of his own murder, she follows him without a second thought into a place he calls the Pocket, a beautiful hidden world of jumbled memory and imagination. But the Pocket holds more than magic and mystery. Before long, its other reclusive inhabitants begin to call out to Angela, warning her not to trust Joshua and begging for her help to escape his dark power. Angela’s sure there must be some misunderstanding, and she’s determined to set it straight. Otherwise, finding justice will mean betraying the only boy who’s ever liked her. Smart and genre-savvy, Out of the Pocket is a dark, honest, subversive take on the modern paranormal love story.
All Lalune wants to do is sing. Problem is, she's underwater. Literally. This despairing mermaid needs a way out. Only a miracle will do. Monique’s exit from her blazing culinary career has left her heart raw and cold. A sizzling weekend with a sexy stranger melts her defenses. But is it enough to light her fire once again? These two stories travel from the dark depths of the ocean to a Las Vegas penthouse, connecting in a deliciously surprising twist. The Price of Desire is a steamy, standalone, novel with a blend of contemporary romance and fantasy elements. Previously released as Fish Tails & Lady Legs
None can resist the ravages of time. Knowledge is lost. Memories fade. But 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.
In Alveria, humans and dragons have existed side by side for centuries, but old tensions have grown and the kingdom is now divided between human nobles and the dragons that fear for the survival of their species. For the humans who serve the dragons, the future looks bleak: human Tamers outnumber the dragons and no viable eggs have been laid in over two decades. When the world is changing too fast, traditions are the only thing that can keep you grounded. For seventeen-year-old Kaelan Younger, growing up at the bottom of Alverian society has been hard, made even harder by the fact that she is loyal to the crown and has a habit of opening her mouth when she shouldn’t. But when her mother, dying of a mysterious disease, reveals the secret of her father’s identity, Kaelan is thrust into a world she was never prepared for – the opportunity to train at a prestigious school for those who share a dragon’s bloodline. The Alveria Akademy is a proving ground for humans and dragons alike, and could give Kaelan the chance to change her life forever. Faced with a new life, and the gradual realization that she is meant for something more, Kaelan must reconcile not only her past, but also the course of her future. When her responsibilities as a Tamer collide with her feelings for Lasaro, Prince of Alveria and a powerful dragon shifter, it will take a strength she has never known to prepare her for the coming danger, and the fate of the dragons she has been sworn to serve.
Lightbringers is a Grimdark Fantasy set on a dying earth, twenty thousand years from now. The stars are right and the Great Old One asleep at the bottom of the world finally stirs in his terrible slumber. One reluctant hero, a half-breed child of the Elder gods, and his companions set out on a globe-spanning quest, populated by creatures of myth and beings of legend, to save the Earth from the evil that threatens to destroy it.
For seventeen-year-old Evan, graduation means the freedom to leave behind her small-town life and find where she belongs. She never expected it to be in a different world. Across time and space, deep in a mysterious jungle, Evan discovers the hidden heritage of her mother's people and her own legacy. She becomes their elemental, a protector gifted with the power to control nature. The role has its challenges, but the biggest is the inexplicable connection with her scarred bodyguard, Ren. Frustrated and fascinated by him, Evan resists the magnetic pull after realizing there's more to it than simple attraction. Claiming her birthright reignites the wrath of a ruthless enemy with a score to settle. To protect her new family, Evan will need to call on her formidable power. But embracing it could cause her to lose herself and the man who holds her heart.
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).
You can travel the same path countless times, but it can sometimes lead to another realm. A mystical tree captures the attention of Megan and her friends, morphing the surrounding environment, transferring them to an exotic planet with bloodthirsty creatures. Saved from the deadly beasts by hunters, Megan finds herself stuck in a rural town still maimed by the plague. A chance encounter with a familiar face gives Megan and her friends some security during their adjustment to this new world. While settling into promising lives, they are attacked and stalked by planet Dalya's humanoid inhabitants, who focus solely on Megan. One dark night, after a magical attack, the Fae King's knight is sent to fetch Megan for a reason she can't possibly guess. When she wakes up a prisoner, she learns that there is much more to this strange place, and it is oddly more like home than she ever would have expected. The more Megan learns about the strange world of Dalya, the more she realizes that finding a way home is insignificant compared to everything else at stake.
Valeyn - daughter of the last two gods in the world - has abandoned all she loves in hope of starting a new life. Yet enemies relentlessly hunt her, determined to force the new god to choose a side in the escalating war between her mad parents.
The Iron Union has crushed the weakened defences of the Outland Alliance and Valeyns friends now face death at the hands of an old ally.
Pursued to the very edge of creation, Valeyn must confront the burden of her destiny and discover the unforgiving truth of the gods themselves.
The only way Manwe the Panther can save his homeland is to rob it blind. Lurking in the shadows of Tolivius’ oppressive metropolis, the savannah’s greatest thief has spent years pilfering one rich Gypian lord after another, fueling a war that will set his native Juutans free. Yet in those same alleys and on the dusty plains he calls home something else has arisen—something with designs far darker than simply releasing the enslaved. Chased by an enigmatic sorcerer, Manwe must peel back the shadow of worlds above and below, and on the brutal plains of the savannah none will be found innocent. Cutting his way past kings and criminals alike with his cruel iron, the secrets of the earth will be revealed, leaving his entire world shaken to its core by monsters found in the darkest depths of the human soul. The revolution has arrived and none will be spared. From the award-winning author of War Pigs, THIEF OF DESTINY collects THE SAGA OF THE PANTHER in a complete volume of intense action, boiling passions, and the never-ending fight to live free in a world ruled by corruption and ancient magic.
Protests in front of an embassy aren't what they seem... In the dark primal jungles of the Congo River basin, something is ravaging the local population. When protests turn violent in front of the US Embassy Kinshasa, only the foreign policy experts paid attention. Civil war erupts and people rip each other apart in the streets of the African capital. In an effort to avert disaster and preserve its self-image, an overwhelmed US Department of State dispatches a team of elite counterterrorism agents to bring their besieged people back alive. Mark Steele, a young agent within the Division, and his team of gritty operatives are used to trudging through the worst dregs that society has to offer, all while operating from the shadows. But Steele's team is wading headfirst into a maelstrom of death so much worse than rebels in the streets. A highly contagious microbe is spreading unchecked through the streets killing everyone in its wake only to bring them back again as the ravenous undead. Only a lone CDC virologist understands the extent of the outbreak at hand. He cowers amongst the embassy staff praying for extraction from the hands of death, fearing his part to play in the epidemic. Follow this harrowing tale of survival, duty, love and horror as the living dead bring the world to its knees. The first installment of an epic series, End Time starts as a slow burn that turns into a breakneck paced struggle for survival. Greene does an excellent job of depicting individual stories ...
“Swathed in small-town gossip and values, the fantastical novel - combines murder mystery, magic, and mayhem for an exciting tour of a family’s history and trauma.” - 5 stars, Clarion review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Trouble and Magic comes in Threes. The Rowan siblings, Vic, Pip, and Liam, must solve their mother's murder to heal a haunted past in this emotional page-turner.Reviewers are calling the book: an emotional page-turner that they could not put down. "Hooked from the first page" and "kept you on the edge of your seat." "Spellbinding."
Fans of Practical Magic, The Witches of New York, Twin Peaks, and those who dream of visiting Star Hollow will enjoy.
⭐ NOTE: Trigger warnings, see listing for details.
⭐ GENRE: Magical Realism, contemporary, women's fiction, and literary fiction.
An unlikely duo. A wicked witch. Whatever it takes to find their way home. Once upon a time… Rhona is certain her stepmother wants to kill her and her sisters, and she’ll stop at nothing to do it. Leaving them in the woods alone, drugging their food and drink…is nothing safe? Bitter at his brother’s betrothal, Grieve is banished to Rum Island as a squire to Rhona’s father. Grieve thought he had enough trouble with Rhona’s stepmother and the threat of war with Alba, until a witch takes Grieve and Rhona prisoner. Can Rhona and Grieve survive long enough to find their happily ever after?
A brutal murder. A missing heart. A race against time and death.
The Baron of Ravenford was found dead in his chambers, his heart removed. A slim chance exists to revive him with magic if it’s found in time. Now a determined Lady Andrella joins Glolindir and friends in the frantic race to save her father.
Who murdered Baron Gryswold? Why did they take his heart? Was it an act of jealousy or is there a more sinister motive behind it? Beyond that, why are people suddenly disappearing from town? Does it have to do with rumors of a Dunwynn occupation? Are there darker forces at work?
From the underside of Vermoorden to the catacombs beneath Ravenford itself, the young heroes face deadly assassins, creatures of the night, and an imminent invasion. Can they protect Ravenford and still find the Baron's heart in time?
A maiden dying for adventure. A prince on a perilous quest. Monsters that must be slain. Once upon a time… After losing a battle with a dragon, George is desperate to salvage his reputation. Only he can’t do it alone – he needs an assistant. Royal tailor Melitta longs for adventure, so when she hears of a job opening for an apprentice hero, she jumps at the chance. Slaying monsters must be more exciting than sewing. Can the unlikely pair still succeed at their quest – or will they fall for each other instead?
Neferre is a coarse, disgusting, slightly-alcoholic elf who is discovered while in a drunken stupor by a strange child in the dark depths of a swamp. Neferre offers to escort the child to safety, only to find the little girl is a legendary dragon slayer torn from the ancient past. Together with her friends, a half-giant and a snarky sorcerer, Neferre must return the girl to her original era before her enemies can end her life. The journey becomes a real race against time when a dragon bent on revenge decides it would be preferable if the child return in little pieces.
Winner of the 2016 Independent Publisher Book Bronze Award for Fantasy!!!
The empire has endured many centuries but is now threatened by multiple wars and a major rebellion in the South.
A nobleman from an infamous family, imperial legionary officer, and a born fighter… Captain Ben Stiger finds himself reassigned from a crack legion to the rebellion simmering in the South. Placed in command of a truly terrible company, the 85th Imperial Foot, he is unknowingly sent on a suicide mission to resupply an isolated outpost, the garrison of Vrell. Along the way he must rebuild his new company, gain the respect of the men he leads, survive an assassination attempt, fight bandits, rebels, and an agent of an evil god. His companions on this journey of discovery and adventure are one of the few remaining elven rangers and a paladin on a quest for the High Father.
The battle to save the empire and the world begins here in the first book of this exciting new series!
your best friend started a rebellion in the middle of a war?
your lover awakened a deep evil and helped it grow?
your people were too cowardly to face a battle?
you stole an ancient power source?
you gambled with the fate of the world?
Join five powerful warriors each with a unique ability and magical weapons. Their quest is to discover where the transformed creatures are coming from and put a stop to it.
Along the way they run into treacherous immortals, sea monsters, powerful beasts of the air and talking animals.
Each has their own reasoning for joining the quest, but one carries a deadly secret which just might be the destruction of them all.
As the elven city burns, Princess Kallan is taken to Alfheim while a great power begins to awaken within her. Desperate to keep the child hidden, her abilities are suppressed and her memory erased. But the gods have powers as well, and it is only a matter of time before they find the child again.
When Kallan, the elven witch, Queen of Lorlenalin, fails to save her dying father, she inherits her father's war and vows revenge on the one man she believes is responsible: Rune, King of Gunir. But nothing is as it seems, and the gods are relentless. A twist of fate puts Kallan into the protection of the man she has sworn to kill, and Rune into possession of power he does not understand.
From Alfheim, to Jotunheim, and then lost in the world of Men, these two must form an alliance to make their way home, and try to solve the lies of the past and of the Shadow that hunts them all.
Aurianna must rewrite the past in order to save the future. A terrible curse changed her life forever, but now she must race against time to uncover the truth about the catastrophe that is destined to leave their world broken and create the only future she has ever known.
Ireland is no promised land in 1846. It is wracked by a crippling potato blight, and people are dying. But Valentia McDowell doesn’t know that. From her father’s prosperous farm in Ohio, young Valentia is haunted by tales of an abandoned family and a lost heirloom. She travels to her grandmother’s homeland with her brother, Conor, and two servants, to find both. Her delight in the exciting journey on one of the first steam ships to cross the Atlantic is shattered by a horrible tragedy. What she encounters upon her arrival in Ireland is both more and less than she had hoped. Valentia finds both enemies and allies, amid horrors and delights, and a small bit of magic. She finds a richer heritage than she had ever imagined, but it comes with a price. When she finally reaches her goal, a terrible price is demanded. She must pay or forfeit, and both decisions have strong consequences for her and her friends.
Her world is unraveling - and she’s the reason why. Adventurous Tylira is trapped in a life she didn’t choose and destined to be chained to an enemy general. When she is summoned to Al’Karida she knows two things will happen: she will witness the beginning of the race for the Teeth of the Gods, and she won’t be one of the racers. Or will she? Because Tylira isn’t exactly the kind of girl who listens to other people’s advice. She thinks she can figure out her own way to tap into her potential, and the race is just a bit too tempting to resist. But with every move Tylira makes things seem to unravel more and more... Can Tylira escape the future everyone else wants for her or will she destroy everything in her attempt to be free?
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.
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!