It takes a gang of thieves to catch a gang of thieves Toric's Dagger is just another religious relic, until it's stolen. Belwynn and her twin brother, Soren, volunteer to lead a team tasked with its retrieval. Drawn into a world of danger and treachery, they must rely on Soren's magical abilities, and on the telepathic bond they share. Now, as kingdoms and empires start to fall, the twins confront the dark forces that threaten them. They must not let the Dagger fall into the wrong hands. But when mercenaries, zealots and sorcerers are all hunting for the same weapon, who should they trust? Book One of The Weapon Takers Saga, an Epic Fantasy Series that readers have compared to Lord of the Rings and The Wheel of Time. The story is told from multiple points of view, and is perfect for readers who like their fantasy done on a grand scale.
Hundreds of years ago, the Great Death desolated the planet, killing most humans and animals. The world that was reborn is filled with human-animal hybrids. The descendants of humans rule over the others using segregation and subjugation to enslaved and command. Trinity, a sixteen year old Producer, knows she won’t be chosen to stay in the encampment and breed. Instead, she’ll be taken from camp, never to be seen or heard from again. She has one week to discover where they’ll take her and that means she needs to sneak into the woods – again. But this time she stumbles across mutated monsters and predators long thought to be extinct.
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?
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.
Book 2 of the Dark Age trilogy The year 600 of the Christian Era is the darkest time of the Dark Age. Young Javor the Sklavene has settled in Constantinople, the last bastion of civilization against dark forces that have shattered the Western Roman Empire. Wielding two special weapons made from the Bones of the Earth, Javor has become the favourite monster-killer of the secret Gnostic Order. As his young family grows, he is sent to distant, exotic lands to eliminate threats and learn more about why the earth is intent on destroying humanity.Every mission seems to bring more questions than answers—until he finds the greatest danger comes not from forces from beneath the surface of the world, but from the very civilization he has been defending.
One young woman challenges the secret rulers of the galaxy and finds an impossible love. Young empath, Violet Hunter, dreams of exploring exotic planets as a Grand Master’s pawn. Breaks in the teleportal network threaten countless lives, and suspicions point to the twelve Grand Masters. Violet must penetrate their curtain of secrecy to identify the culprit. Her challenges escalate when she meets the enigmatic man behind the griffin avatar. She plunges into a world of deadly intrigues and risks a perilous love. Armed with only her erratic powers and a mishmash of allies, she must battle the most powerful beings in the galaxy. Science fiction adventure and romance. Explore a universe where psychic powers are real. Book 1 of the Grand Masters' Galaxy
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Blaze through exhilarating worlds in this groundbreaking collection of sci-fi and fantasy tales. Discover answers to strange–and bewildering–scenarios like: How do a scientist and a band of corporate superheroes escape an eternal time-loop? What does a "real" mermaid do when held captive by a spoiled, myopic prince? What drives a young woman to become a trope character in a LitRPG? Find these and more in this rousing anthology of short stories by today's most original authors! Stories for Nerds: Volume 1 will throw you into eager anticipation with one gripping tale after another! Find your favorite new author–or, better yet, authors–here!
"Avatar the Last Airbender meets Ender's Game" The planet Ethos is at war with a mysterious enemy known as the Splicers. Their only successful defense is the Prime Initiative. All newborns with the compatible genetic code are taken from their families and injected with the Prime Stimulus. Those that survive the injection, develop extraordinary abilities and are conscripted into the military for training. After turning twelve, Aidan is moved to the upper-class at the Mount Fegorio Prime Training Facility. His special gifts allow him unprecedented success in the virtual training simulations, advancing him further than any prime cadet in history. No one knows what lies after sim 299, not even Director Tuskin, the ruthless and reclusive planetary ruler. But something, or someone, has been guiding Aidan to the sim 299. If he can pass the final tests, he may discover the key to ending the Splicer War.
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 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 Prophecy. A Powerful Sword. A Reluctant Wizard. Darius San Williams, son of one of King Edward's councilors, cares little for his father's politics and vows to leave the city of Anikari to protect and bring glory to the Realm. When a new-found and ancient magic emerges within him, he and his friends Christine and Kelln are faced with decisions that could shatter or fulfill the prophecy and the lives of all those they know. Wizards and magic have long been looked down upon in the Realm, but Darius learns that no matter where he goes, prophecy and destiny are waiting to find him. If you love magic, sword & Sorcery, arthurian style books, and wizards read this first book in The Cremelino Prophecy to find out what destiny awaits Darius. (2nd edition of book)
He lost his family. He’s got voices in his head. And he’s more powerful than they ever imagined… Fifteen-year-old apprentice Kyril is sick of being bullied. And after a tragic fire leaves him orphaned with out-of-control thoughts and powers, he can’t wait to escape constant taunting at the wizard academy. So when a dicey faction entices him with companionship, he ignores the grim warning signs. Even as Kyril’s power grows within the group, he’s left out of the crew’s dangerous plans to derail the authorities. And when being accepted comes at the expense of making questionable choices, he fears his newfound friendships aren’t worth the deadly price. Can Kyril master his new magic before his shady companions send him to his doom? Mark of the Medallion is the spellbinding first novel in The Wizard Academies YA fantasy series. If you like sword and sorcery, enchanted adventures, and suspenseful coming-of-age stories, then you’ll love Mike Shelton’s action-packed tale.
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.
Caspian is looking for his mother. Snatched from the beach as a child and raised as a half-breed Mer-Prince in the long-lost city of Atlantis, his turn to rule is coming fast. Caspian learns that the Mer in Oceania have found a method to visit land—a practice forbidden in Atlantis—and later return to the sea. Unfortunately, the “magic” method involves poison so potent that only half-breeds with undamaged lungs can survive it. When his Sea King father forces Caspian’s engagement to a mermaid he can’t stand, Caspian decides it’s time to go in search of his human roots, and the woman who gave him life. Elise has nothing left to lose, except the house she grew up in and a beat-up classic car her father had intended to restore. While her friends leave home for college and abroad, she’s stuck waitressing at The Sea Turtle, begging for enough hours to pay her power bill, and using her lunch breaks to place flowers on her parents’ graves. Not only is she not looking for love—she’s not even looking for friendship. Loss is something she knows too much of, and she can’t survive any more. But when she finds a mysterious stranger wandering the cemetery, she takes pity on the pathetic soul and brings him to her work where she can feed him a solid meal. The innocent meeting turns into an unbreakable bond, and sets off a chain of events that leaves them both questioning their place in the world—be it land or sea—and discovering just how essential love and family can be.
Everyone knows the fairy tale of Cinderella and the glass slipper, but what happened to her after she married the Prince? Set in the late 1700s as Napoleon is rising to power, Cinderella embarks on a journey of self-discovery as she tries to come to terms with her new life. Her journey leads her to find her long lost Fairy Godmother and aids her to solve the mystery behind her mother's death.
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.
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.
The Seventh Dimension Series Full Box Set includes The Door, The King, The Castle, The City, The Prescience, and The Howling. The Seventh Dimension Series has won over thirty-five book awards. "Time is an illusion until God's appointed time," is the major theme based on A.W. Tozer's quote in The Pursuit of God: "A spiritual kingdom lies all about us, enclosing us, embracing us, altogether within reach of our inner selves, waiting for us to recognize it. God Himself is here waiting our response to His Presence. This eternal world will come alive to us the moment we begin to reckon upon its reality." The two young protagonists, Shale Snyder, an American, and Daniel Sperling, an Israeli, meet in the seventh dimension--a reality outside of time. Their love for each other is conflicted over their opposing spiritual beliefs that seem irreconcilable. The story covers many years as the young couple matures. The sixth book, The Howling, culminates with Biblical revelations concerning the future, Daniel's missing father, and a startling surprise. Allegory, foreshadowing, and symbolism are woven into the Seventh Dimension Series, and the heroism of the two protagonists is meant to inspire the reader. Love and forgiveness are virtues that both protagonists must learn. The Seventh Dimension Series begins in Atlanta, Georgia, but quickly moves to Israel. The reader soon finds himself immersed in the first century, and stories from the life of Jesus Christ intersect the story plot outside o ...
Kill me with a floating city? You got my attention. But then steal from me and try to burn me alive? You got me thinking.
I think I’m going to find your yigging, walking carcass and introduce it to two friends of mine: pain and vengeance.
By the way, I borrowed a lightning rifle. Don’t worry, I’ll return it… empty.
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The Wizard Killer
Season Two kicks everything up a notch with 22 all-new, action-packed episodes!
Four kings. One girl. And a magical destiny that binds them. Magic is fading in Charnrosa. The Emperor is killing magicians and hoarding their magic for himself. Kyann doesn’t believe in the stories of the four kings from Charnrosa's golden past. She just wants to keep herself and her sister safe following the failed rebellion that killed their parents. She dreams of a quiet life. But that becomes impossible when the four kings of legend wake and insist that Kyann is Charnrosa's guardian. Kyann has no intention of joining four mythical kings on a wild goose chase. But then Kyann's sister is abducted, and the four kings are the only people who can help her carry out a rescue inside the Emperor's impenetrable citadel. Awakened by Magic is the first story in a new, sweet reverse harem series. Grab your copy to step into a gorgeous fantasy world with four powerful kings and a young woman oblivious of the power that rests inside her. Awakened by Magic launches on June 29th. Early readers can grab their copy from Bookfunnel: https://dl.bookfunnel.com/ugz3gzwfdb
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?
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 …
At first glance, Martha appears to be just another pedestrian teacher at Valleyville High School whose job is to make sure students get good grades. But that's just it... we only see things on the surface at a first glance because Martha had more than one hundred and eleven head shots by her eighteenth birthday. Six years later, she's managed to repress the faces of her victims, but returning to her home town brews the pertinent memories that haunted her childhood. The added betrayal of her husband’s infidelity and the eerie feeling that she is not in control of her life is cumbersome on her sanity. Valleyville is not the same place it was when Martha left to Johannesburg to acquire her degree. With the search for the lost Wonder Stone on the rise, many Mystics believe Valleyville to be its home... And it doesn't help that Martha has an aqueous charm around her neck. As the rumored day of the Wonder Stone revealing itself draws closer, Martha is in grave danger. After all, she is The Map of Malcuro - the map to the Wonder Stone.
With the Emperor defeated after a seemingly endless war, the citizens pray they'll never need to fight again. But already unrest is growing in the north of Khandarken. After Julianne Adjudicator's father disappears, she seeks to escape the clutches of her vicious stepmother Zanata, who has posted a reward on her head. The Sanctuary, near the Legitamia border, is rumoured to be the safest place for a woman in need of shelter in a sometimes hostile world full of unrest and roving dispossessed. But when Julianne seeks asylum, it soon becomes clear all is not as it first appeared. Then Abe Farmer arrives at the Sanctuary seeking medical help and she seizes the opportunity to leave. Abe isn't interested in taking a young woman with them, as he and his injured bodyguard struggle to return to the Southern Territory. Yet when he discovers her fate if she stays, he finds he has no choice. But the journey becomes more dangerous as they encounter the army of the New Emperor. Caught in the middle of a firefight, they flee toward the Catastrophic Ocean. Can Abe keep her safe till they reach home? From the mud and danger of the open road to the welcoming arms of the Sanctuary, from attacks by the dispossessed army to the storms of the open sea, Son of the Emperor takes us on a wild ride into danger and on to the dream of freedom.
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.
A rebellion is brewing in the world of the Lake of Sins while Hugh Truent sits in prison days away from his execution. After taking his findings about the genetic similarities between the classes to the Supreme Almighty and the Council, Hugh had been arrested for treason and all his evidence had vanished as if made from smoke. To protect his family, he cut off all contact with the outside world while he sat in prison for over four years waiting for his execution. He has no idea that some of his reports were leaked to the other classes and that civil war looms on the horizon. Trinity and her friends have no hope of winning the war unless they can unite the classes. In order to do that, they need someone everyone will follow. They need the one person all the classes trust and believe in. They need Hugh. That means they have to break him out of a maximum security prison and convince him to lead their army, but that won’t be easy because Hugh wants revenge and he’s not going to let anything get in his way especially mouthy, attractive, know-it-all Trinity.
Stephen, a young, disembodied soul is sent to the earthly plane by his spiritual master. After his harrowing previous life in flesh, he is petrified. But it’s part of the plan. ‘Every soul must fall into flesh to learn and grow.’ The words of the master ring in his ears—there is no escaping his sojourn. Stephen is to be a walk-in, trading places with another soul. On earth, he finds himself in the body of a full grown man. Memories that are not his flood him, a veil descends and he is thrust into a life he does not quite understand but somehow knows. Lilah, a socialite in a gilded cage, is betrothed to a man hand-picked by her father. Although Costas is the perfect match, bringing together two families of wealth, he is far from ideal. Stephen and Lilah meet. The attraction is swift, undeniable and unfortunately ill-fated. When framed for a crime by Costas, Stephen must decide if life is still worth living. A love story unlike any other. Of Flesh and Blood will challenge the way you view life, love and even death.
Book Two in the Fantasy Romance Series, The King's Riders! Leargan Tegran, Captain of Greenwald's personal guard, is an honorable knight. When his king commands him to wed Senior King's Rider Ansley Fraser, he intends to follow orders; even as he knows nothing of the girl. Not to mention her blasted wolf bondmate, Ali, who barely lets him near her. Ansley has been in love with Leargan for turns, but marrying him out of duty doesn't sit well with her. She'll fight the match tooth and nail--no matter how much she craves to be in his arms and in his bed. The sudden appearance of Avril, a mysterious girl on the run, creates suspicions of powerful magic and evil lurking on the horizon. Dangers lead to a fight Leargan's not prepared for. With the Province threatened, will duty interfere with Leargan's orders or entwine him and Ansley regardless of their desires?
The barrier is down, war is brewing and dragons fill the skies once more. Bakari is the first dragon rider in centuries but he alone cannot subdue the growing tensions among the kingdoms around Alaris. He begins a quest to find more dragon riders -- the only way to secure peace in the fractured lands around him. In this second book of the Alaris Chronicles everyone is forced to choose sides in the battle for the governance of Alaris. Roland Tyre seizes control of the Citadel and carefully plays both sides -- but his immense charm and considerable wizard powers may prove useless against a deadly and hidden enemy. Battle Wizard Alli Stenos is in the thick of every fight she can find and only wants to secure an end to the violence. The three young wizards, Bakari, Roland and Alli have become more powerful than many of their elders. But will that be enough to keep Alaris, and the surrounding kingdoms, from descending into all out war?
In a dystopian future where humans have foolishly squandered Earth’s natural resources, the few remaining people are becoming desperate. Crowded in huge underground cities, they’ve finally come to the end of the line and they must decide whether or not they will trade the only valuable resource Earth has left... Women. Being the daughter of a wealthy diplomat, Rose is blissfully ignorant of how the less fortunate live. Desperate to escape to a planet where she can enjoy the sun on her face and swim in clear unpolluted oceans, she vows to make herself the first bride to be mated to off-worlders. When the Krylon delegation arrives, she realizes that in addition to being good stewards of their planet, eager for female companionship, and polite to a fault, the Krylon males are also drop dead gorgeous. Unfortunately, Earth’s population is vehemently opposed to the galactic mate’s treaty... will Rose and her soon to be Hot Alien Husband be able to make their escape from Earth?
Shortly before his death, Gwen’s father makes a decision that alters the course of her life. She possesses the queen gene and is promptly sold to King Thor, but before she has a moment to grasp this shocking turn of events, Thor barges in and takes control of her and her life.
War is waging. Gwen is forced to choose sides before more lives are lost, but before her decision is made, a new threat emerges. A girl has been kidnapped. Gwen takes it upon herself to find her.
Thor needs to defeat Rex and his army to claim London as his kingdom, but Gwen’s strong will tests him more than any other challenge he’s faced. His struggle to win a war that took the lives of his parents and threatens his opportunity to work with the wizard Merlin compete with his growing affection for the feisty queen.
Will Gwen find the woman before it’s too late? Can Thor defeat his enemies and win Gwen’s heart in the process? Will love prevail in the face of turmoil?
A secret organization wants to help her. An ancient order wants her dead. And she doesn't even know what she is... Kaylee Richards just blasted her first date with lightning. She has no idea how, but when the creep pulls a sword on her, what’s a girl to do? Turns out Kaylee is a dragon-kin, a half dragon/half human with the rare power to summon storms. The problem? Her newly-discovered magic has attracted the wrong kind of attention: Slayers, a murderous ancient order dedicated to eradicating all dragon-kin. They’re planning something big. Something deadly. And they need Kaylee to do it. A fast-paced young adult urban fantasy with an awesome heroine, full of magic, wizards, and dragon shifters!
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.
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.
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.
Something is out there. And the people live in constant fear. But their biggest threat lies within their own village. Everyone and everything is dying, slowly and without hope of salvation. In a world where almost nothing is truth and isolation is the purest form of self-deception, the possibility of hope exists only in the heart and mind of a young woman who chooses to follow an unknown path in order to save everyone she knows and loves. Before long, she discovers that her most vital beliefs are based on a deception that will rock the foundation of her entire people. To save them, she must learn to open her heart and sacrifice… everything. You may think you have heard this story before, but be warned. You haven’t.
When a young crippled orphan finds himself caught on the wrong side of town by a group of highborn youths, his life is forever changed. Left for dead after a vicious attack, Lyric finds himself in the care of a witch. One who knows more about him than he does. With the old witch's help, Lyric will learn his true place in life, one far more interesting and dangerous than his old life as a street rat. Lyric will meet two young women who play intricate roles in deciding his future, will it be love or destiny? All the while a dark shadow is crossing the land ... Dragons have returned.
From the author of the fantasy thriller Thief of Destiny and the bone-crunching sword and sorcery novella WAR PIGS sails a breakneck tale of adventure on the high seas and the devils waiting beneath it! Already a legend among the corsairs of the Silver Coast, Captain Ngala of The Gamka and his cutthroats ply the Mirror Sea for glittering spoil, threading between the vengeance of the unforgiving ocean and the justice of the western empires always at their back. On the run after a night raid, success is in reach when his ship is moored in the mysterious Shallow Bay. The crew’s terror multiplies as the dreaded song of a deadly brine-singer echoes across the waves, summoning a terrifying monster from the depths. Against the murderous onslaught of the horrific beast and the mystery of the enchanted singer, Ngala must stem a rising mutiny as desperation and bloodshed spawns fear and betrayal. Every secret, no matter how deep, must be unearthed to end the curse of Shallow Bay. With his ship, crew, and very family at stake, how far will Ngala go to rescue everyone and everything he loves? For fans of Pirates of the Caribbean and Conan the Barbarian, voyage deep into the epic unknown in The Curse of Shallow Bay!
In pre-Celtic Ireland, Fionnuala was a fae princess, born to a life of luxury. She knew her duty and loved her family. She missed her mother, who died in childbirth when Fionnuala was but ten years old. Still, she had hopes and dreams of love and a full life. All her dreams were stolen from her, ripped away in a torrent of envy and magic. Now she must care for her three brothers while learning to live under an evil curse. Will she find a way to break the spell, or would they remain swans, tethered to three places for nine hundred years?
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
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.
It's New Year's Eve, the year of 2099, but the distinguished guests aboard the Pearseus won't get to countdown seconds; soon they'll be counting bodies and survivors after the spaceship's crash landing on another planet. The good news? The planet is seemingly hospitable both in resources and in terms of the natives' attitude towards earthlings. The bad news? They might have come on this planet bare of possessions, but what they haven't been able to shed are the shortcomings of their human nature. Will that be the sole threat to a unified future, or is the new land and its first inhabitants not as innocent as they look? Schism is the prequel to the Amazon best-selling series, Pearseus.
Hope is a wild and carefree child growing up in a remote cottage near the coast. Hope’s high-born mother worries her unruly daughter will never become a proper lady living out in the wilderness, while her father, a grizzled military leader, does not share this concern. Instead, he encourages his crafty daughter to run free and explore, giving her the nickname “Little Fox.” When tragedy strikes their peaceful household, Hope must learn to fend for herself -- even if it means taking up the blade. But girls can’t fight... Or can they? Follow the Little Fox as she develops her combat skills secretly, with the help of some unlikely friends. When she realizes her abilities may reach beyond protecting her family, will Hope keep her talents hidden? Or will she understand the importance of her powers in a changing world, and unleash them for the greater good?
“We're deep in a land not made for men.” Knife-edge Negotiations. Deep in the tropical swamps of Tanzia, where anacondas and crocodiles thrive just out of sight and mosquitoes thicken the air, dwell the mysterious Anurans. The frog-like tribe is isolated, distrustful, and the guardians of a powerful form of sorcery no others can claim. Chadwick Yates’ powers of wilderness survival and diplomacy are put to the ultimate test in his quest to know how they vanish and where they go. Yates and his long-suffering companion, Thurston Sharp, have one way forward: compete in a very dangerous Anuran sport... About the Series “Yates shouldered his shotgun and poured cartridge after cartridge of triple-aught shot into the minotaur. The monster howled and turned to face him, ruby eyes alight like coals.” Monsters and elephant guns face off as Ambassador Chadwick Yates and Navy Commander Thurston Sharp explore the Forbidden Continent of Tanzia. The pair must adapt to the curious cultures of Gremlins, Faeries, Anurans, and others to make allies, and fight off the evil creatures that serve an ancient sorcerer. The Adventures of Chadwick Yates is for readers who love action in exotic locales. The series blends the Lost World literary genre of Indiana Jones and King Solomon's Mines with the magic and monsters of epic fantasy. Featuring real 19th century gadgets and a gorgeously-realized world, the series was inspired by such works as Allan Quatermain, Sherlock Holm ...
Just as Aea had finally found happiness in her troubled life, everything starts to fall apart. When she discovers that her sister, Isota, is still alive, Aea ventures to save her, well aware that every Duian who leaves the forest realm of Thaduin will inevitably catch a deadly disease, the Field Blight. Aea finds herself in a race against time. Arkum’Sul really wants nothing but to be left alone. Being the sole survivor of his race, and the son of a dragon god, makes such desires difficult to fulfill. Meanwhile, Ayida, another Duian, resides in the Bronze Tower, far north of Thaduin, where she has grown to become a powerful spellcaster. However, it requires all of her skills to heal herself of the Field Blight daily. This place is the heart of the Magio Order, a dominant organization of female magic-wielders, where Ayida has tried for decades to ascend from Apprentice to the rank of Sienna… and failed every time. As she makes another attempt, all goes horribly wrong. Will the world of Erisdün survive as ancient myths and reality become one? “Desolation” is the first book in the fantasy trilogy, “The Keystone Bone”. It’s not for the faint-hearted, but if you like fast-paced fantasy, with dragons, demons, and magic, then you will love “Desolation”.
"This is a complex plot at its best. The character development is perfect." -Rabia Tanveer, Readers' Favorite It was the 75th year of Alberoth when the AsZar summoned the Guardians. There was an imbalance in the lands of Faélondul. The Zaxson, Draizeyn Vereux, conspired to exterminate the infestation in Nazil. He planned to eradicate the humans. Led by the priestly cast called the Cha, the Xenophobic Nazilians dominating Faélondul justified their brutalities against the humans. But when the First Chosen of the elite guard discovers Brahanu Ravenot lost near the gates of the city, not only his life but also his entire system of beliefs is forever changed. With the darkness covering the lands, can love--forbidden, yet eternal--save both humans and Nazilians? "The Rise of Nazil is an adult diverse fantasy novel that takes your breath away.Intricate plotting, intense passion, exciting battles, and complex, challenging characters pull the reader into the mythical world of Faélondul, where powerful ethereal beings wrestle for domination against the brutal Nazilian rulers." *Due to some graphic scenes and adult situations, this book is intended for MATURE readers only*
Prequel to the time travel, fantasy romance trilogy, Highland Secrets! He’s a reluctant Laird… Alex MacLeod always knew he’d be leader of his clan, but duty was thrust upon him before he was ready. His father’s devotion to his sick mother is something to admire—or so he keeps telling himself. He regards the man above all others and can’t understand why he would forgo duty for love. He teeters on the edge of selfishness—the drive for something more. She’s a runaway Fae princess… Headstrong Alana is used to disobeying her father, king of the Fae, especially when he commands her. When she sneaks through the Faery Stones into the Human Realm, she never expects to run into the human laird. Despite her cousin’s warnings and her father’s wrath, Alana finds herself increasingly drawn to a man she can never have. Together they share a forbidden union... Alex and Alana find freedom in each other that they’ve never experienced with anyone else. They’re both running from something. Can the solace they find in each other overcome the danger that awaits in both their worlds?
After breaking the 100m world record, sixteen-year-old Calli is whisked away to a secret facility where she's placed with other teens who possess superhuman speed. She soon finds herself in a deadly situation involving other superpowers, a magical diamond, and a centuries-old clan vying for world domination. Calli will have to rely on her quick wit and gut instinct to navigate her new world which includes secretly carrying a power-infusing diamond, all the while steering clear of the young man who mistakenly believes she's his soulmate. Book one of The Unaltered series introduces a secret universe existing within our own. In this world, cosmic energy grants superhuman abilities, and people of like ability band together in clans for both safety and community. Flesh-ripping demons prowl at night, drawn to the cosmic energy. Governments spy on clans, clans spy on governments, and trusting the wrong person may carry a terrible price. A #1 bestseller in eleven countries, with over 225,000 downloads. A Diamond in My Pocket is a book readers have shown their love to with over 1,200 5-star reviews. Described by Bookbub as "J.K. Rowling meets Stephen King," the tale woven is one that feels ensconced in today's world alongside a huge dose of superpowers. Currently being optioned for film and television, so don't miss your chance to read this exciting book before it hits the screen.
A vampire who's lost everything he cared about searches for solace in all the wrong places. Zacharias, a former flight trainer in Gabriel's Legion, was accused and convicted of an abominable crime, then banished to Earth. Now a vampire in the Santa Cruz nest, he struggles to find the confidence he lost, hiding his pain in all the worst ways. But a wolf is in town. A wolf unlike any Zach has met before. His smiles are unsettling, his scent soothing, his voice an achingly sweet song that touches Zach's spirit.
The alpha male speaks with few words, but always with truth. Ryder makes Zach want to believe again, but hope is a soul strangler and can't be trusted. A wolf betrayed by his alpha and his own cowardice can sometimes find redemption. Ryder believes he failed his original pack. He followed the orders of a sadistic alpha, going against his nature and turning his back on weaker pack members even though they desperately needed his help. He could have stepped up, challenged the prime alpha and taken charge. Saved lives. But the fates have given him another chance. Ryder is now the second-in-command under an alpha he greatly respects. He'll work to heal the harm he's responsible for and will remain loyal to his Prime until the end of his days.
Only someone may need him even more.
Ryder knows the beautiful male with the face of an angel, the grace of a Fresian stallion, and the feisty nature of an alley cat is hurting. He thinks he can hide his pain fr ...
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.
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?
In 1772, amidst the ancient ruins and standing stones of western Ireland, a young woman inherits an army, a fleet of ships, and special powers. To keep her magic, she journeys to the East Kingdom and meets her greatest challenge -- a warrior prince whose love threatens to destroy them both. Together, they face ruthless enemies and royal intrigue, fighting for survival and a chance for enduring love.
J.M. Hofer delivers page-turning tales of lust, power and sorcery in her award-winning Celtic Fantasy series, Islands in the Mist. Set in post-Roman Britain and steeped in Welsh legend, her stories bring to life the times just before the arrival of King Arthur.
When Lance and his faithful sidekick Megan travel to England on a school trip, Lance discovers history’s most famous sword in a museum toilet bowl.
Lance has always wanted to be a knight so despite the unusual circumstances he doesn’t hesitate. He takes up the sword and when three wizards appear to guide him on his quest, he and Megan decide to follow,
Megan and Lance soon learn their journey is not a simple one. The three wizards make it clear, those who wield magic must pay a price and the power of the sword grows hour by hour. Opposed by powerful, magical guilds the two teenagers struggle through a mysterious strife torn underworld concealed ‘below’ London. The object of their search? The mythical island of Avalon.
Can Lance resist the power of the sword? Will they complete the quest in time? Reviewers describe Black Blade as ‘an eminently well-written and intricately plotted read that will entertain you for hours.’ So scroll up and add it your ‘to be read pile’ today!
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 Tales of Ryca will introduce you to two brave sisters who are in serious trouble. One must face an enemy out to destroy her entire family. The other will confront a villain who plans to alter her world beyond recognition.
Hidden: When a young girl, injured and alone, faces a family tragedy of epic proportion, she has but one choice. Run. Hide. Stay inconspicuous. But what if she's found out?
Hushed: When a teenager is imprisoned for most of her young life, what does she do once free? She fights to make sure no one ever controls her again. But what if that unyielding attitude hurts an innocent?
Enter the Tales of Ryca and meet two fiercely independent women who have vastly different beliefs about how to survive. These epic fantasy tales will whisk you across a world and spin you around the universe in pursuit of the most elusive commodities in life: freedom, acceptance, and love.
Heroes aren’t born. They are forged… William Reis never wanted to be a hero. His only ambition is to join the prestigious Smithing guild, something no one from his home has ever achieved. But when he discovers a pair of ancient artifacts while forging his audition piece, he accidentally unleashes a curse that only he can stop. After uncovering a secret plot against his family lineage, Will manages to trick his way into the guild under an assumed name. But when the artifact known as the Blade of Valnijz injures his cousin Duncan, he is horrified to discover that the wound is cursed. Duncan is slowly transformed into an inhuman killing machine, driven by bloodlust and rage. And only a dead god has the power to restore his humanity. Will and Myriam, a fellow guild apprentice, must undergo a treacherous journey to restore the god known as Amder to life. But as the connection between them grows, they are pursued by a sinister high priest who seeks to reignite an ancient holy war. And unless Will can stop it, everything he holds dear will burn…
A kidnapped child. A witch on the warpath. A church guard in crisis. In the year of our Lord 1815, Thomas Drake Saint-Clair, Earl of Braden, a Guard of the Green Cross, is tasked by his archbishop to rescue a missing boy and return him to his warlock father. The order lands Braden in the middle of an unholy war between witches and warlocks and shoves him headlong past a sacred line he’d sworn never to cross. Newly confirmed Coven Protectress, Merryn Pendraven, rushes to rescue a witch’s son. She's convinced the same evil warlock who was responsible for her younger brother’s death is behind this kidnapping, too. She has no intention of letting this vile villain get away with the same crime, twice. When Merryn discovers Braden is also on the case, she’s tempted to join forces. Yet, how can she truly trust him when her aunt has warned that Braden’s second secret charge is to destroy their coven? Finding love in this cauldron of trouble might prove to be Merryn's deadliest mission and Braden's complete undoing.
A dragonrider's quest to serve justice against all odds. "A thrilling fantasy story" --Katie Cross, bestselling and award-winning author of The Network series. "A magical adventure in a parallel world of knights and mages, elves and dwarfs, paladins and dragons." Killing her will bring gold and glory. Saving her will bring death and dishonor. It's time to choose between honor and justice. In the middle of Atlantic lies the modern Otherworld, concealed with magic and governed by a corrupt Triarchy. A dragonrider as well as a knight, Sir Jackson Kross dreams an ambitious life. He wants to excel in the arts of swords and magic to one day become a Paladin. But on a visit to London in World-side, he gets assigned to teleport an orphaned girl back to her family in the Otherworld. Things get more daunting as he discovers that she's being hunted. When he stumbles on a well-guarded secret, Jack needs to make daring choices between honor and justice, knighthood and treason-- and above all, love and life. Will Jack survive the Hunt? If he does, will he remain the same? The Hunt has begun, and so have the wars of steel and magic.
The Epic Sci-Fi Fantasy, Sword and Sorcery Saga, of the far future continues in the mystical world of Earth’s 53rd Century Concluding the opening Trilogy of the Tales Of Nevaeh series, Areenna of Freemorn and Mikaal of Tolemac bring together the ten dominions for one last battle against their ruthless enemy. The Dark Masters threaten to annihilate the Nevaens, wiping humanity from the face of the earth, unless Areenna and Mikaal can find the mystical power that is Nevaeh’s salvation To save their world, and their people, they must go where no one has gone for 3000 years: below the Island—deep beneath what used to be Manhattan. As the days grow darker, they search to find deliverance for their people, and become what has been prophesied—the Trinity of power. To accomplish this, they must first discover the third pillar of their powers. Time is running out. Can they build the Trinity in time to save humanity from extinction?
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.
For God School's latest graduate, the adventure continues...Bernie is a young god who fixes broken universes for a living. Unfortunately, the universe he's working on is in the middle of a civil war caused by Ashok, a murderous wizard determined to control the lucrative pepper trade.
All books in The Universe Builders are standalone and can be read in any order. The first book, Bernie and the Putty, won 16 national and international awards for excellence.
Mel can sense the blood beating through her companions' veins. She can count the moments between heartbeats to tell who is sincere and who is lying. She can make herself stronger for short periods of time, heal small wounds on her body, and manipulate light to change her appearance subtly. These abilities are useful skills for a Mask--a preternaturally sensitive, cloaked and imposing, impartial arbitrator, both revered and feared by everyone. Mattieus Ottick, or just Ott to his friends, comes from the frozen north to hunt the strange ogre-like creatures, or trogs, that threaten the northern mines. Magical beasties? Nightmares come to life? The world as Ott knows it is about to change. Blessed by easy charm and good looks, Ott is used to the attention of females, but, gods above, he is knocked flat by the kiss of the ethereal woman he rescues. How could she possibly be a Mask?
Elizabeth has gone through so much lately with her mother's passing. Now she lives with her aunts and she has begun to have nightmares. Only her nightmares are not nightmares at all, but spirit walks. Elizabeth never knew she belonged to a family of witches that dates back centuries. It is believed that she is the strongest one of all. She never knew her father was alive or that she had a twin brother. Now she must learn about a world she never knew existed. She has to learn to embrace her heritage and figure out how to defeat the Council. They are conspiring to destroy the structure of coexisting in this new society that her ancient people hold dear. Night after night her dreams reveal so much more....but are they only dreams?
A cursed city shrouded in mist. The power to level an army. A deadly race against demons to find it.
Five hundred years have passed since Naradon, the mad emperor, ruled over the world of Arinthar. Unknown to all but a few, the emperor left behind a deadly legacy—seven towers scattered across the globe, each with the power to lay waste to an army.
Now demons have crawled up from the Abyss and taken one of those towers, using its power to summon more of their brethren. To make matters worse, a second tower has been uncovered and the demons want that one, too.
Yet that tower will not be taken easily. Shrouded in mist, the ancient city surrounding that tower has fallen under a terrible curse. All who once lived there walk the earth as undead, including the mad emperor’s wife.
The point of no return has come! It’s the summer before high school and life is about to change for fourteen-year-old Alyssa McCarthy. A sorcerer hexes her with everlasting powers, requiring her to become an enchantress. If she cannot learn to control her magic pronto, she will forget her loved ones and serve as the warlock’s eternal slave. In order to control her powers, Alyssa must gain control of her emotions. With the struggles of adolescence and disasters everywhere, catastrophes are bound to happen! It’s only a matter of time before Alyssa’s world changes, for better or worse...
The Ancient World...where the mythology, monsters, and gods are real. Eno the Thracian sets off to find the truth about himself and his possible descent from the gods themselves. Instead he becomes involved with a race of people kidnapped from their homeland, set to toil endlessly by the will of a mad philosopher. Facing his own fears and doubts and the curse of the Great God Pan, Eno also finds a woman worthy of his love, danger around every curve, and mushrooms...lots and lots of mushrooms. Meanwhile, a hidden menace from the very dawn of time threatens the civilized world and only Eno the Thracian, Hero for Hire, can stop the inevitable destruction.
The fate of a kingdom rests on the shoulders of three young wizards who couldn't be more different. Bakari is a brilliant scholar wizard who's more at home in a library than a battlefield. Alli is a beautiful young battle wizard whose grace in battle is both enchanting and deadly. Roland is a counselor wizard with a seemingly limitless depth of untapped power -- and the ego to match it. As the magical barrier protecting the kingdom of Alaris from dangerous outsiders begins to fail, and a fomenting rebellion threatens to divide the country in a civil war, the three wizards are thrust into the middle of a power struggle. When the barrier comes down, the truth comes out. Was everything they were taught about their kingdom based on a lie? Will they all choose to fight on the same side, or end up enemies in the battle over who should rule Alaris?
This is the second edition. Shifting Impulse is a club where shifters who don’t believe in fated mates find theirs. Thirty-one-year-old Anna Morison is a sassy, curvy, workaholic attorney who goes to her favorite club, SI, to let off some steam. She finds herself captive in a hot stranger’s arms and she is set on letting him know she isn’t interested. Stubborn, strong, Alpha bear shifter Adam Ford knows exactly who and what he wants. A relationship with Anna. He’s also very determined to get her to accept she is his fated mate. Will they find love in each other’s arms or will fear prevent Anna from taking chances? This is the first book in the Shifting Impulse series and it is a standalone with NO cliffhangers and a "happily ever after". It contains explicit language and sizzling hot scenes that might set your Kindle on fire. Intended for readers 18+.
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?
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.
Outcasts of Faerie have lived unseen and secluded from humans. Until now. When a strange dark magic threatens the human world, sixteen-year-old Nola seeks the help of Kelty, an outcast faerie she discovered with her rare magic sight, to help her stop it. Reluctant and wary, Kelty must choose between turning her back on the helpless humans or sacrificing her chance to return to Faerie, which is only possible if she remains untainted by human contact. The outcast responsible for Kelty’s banishment is playing his own dangerous game. He might be the answer to defeating the dark magic. He also might destroy them both. Will the truth be discovered before the dark magic is unleashed upon the human world? For fans of dark YA fantasy, complicated romance, and breathtaking magic, The Nameless is a tale unlike any other.
It's been 15 years since the bombs fell. Those who survive scrape by in constant fear of famine, murderous marauders, and worse: the raknoth. No one knows what they are or where they came from. Only that they destroyed the world. And now they rule what's left. Jarek Slater never lost sleep over the fact. He had his ship. He had his exosuit. He went where he pleased, dealt justice where he saw fit. Life was good. Simple. But then someone had to go and steal his exosuit. And you just don't steal another man's exosuit. When Jarek's only lead turns out to be locked up in a raknoth stronghold, though, things get interesting. When that lead's big sis shows up waving around a silver staff, smacking around grown men with telekinesis, and stopping bullets in mid-air, things get, well, more interesting. And when the two of them get drawn into a race across the post-apocalyptic country to save her brother and find his suit... Look, suffice it to say Jarek didn't sign up for this crap. Energy-bending arcanists? Red-eyed space vampires? Teamwork? Oh, and then there's that mysterious alien artifact that might just bring on the second apocalypse. No. Jarek sure as crap didn't sign up for this. And neither did his fiery new friend. But together, they might just be strong enough to pull it off. Assuming they don't kill each other first...
The Highlander’s vow versus the surgeon’s oath… Angus MacLeod is always getting everyone else out of trouble. When a bonnie lass appears naked on the beach, he’s compelled to rescue her. Only, Lila Salinas doesn’t need saving. Her oath as a surgeon is to heal others, even when yanked back to 1692. Angus is immediately intrigued with the take-charge lass. His father gravely injured, so her appearance holds whispers that everything happens for a reason. Lila is anxious to get back to modern times, but she can’t leave a sick patient. The longer she remains in the 17th century, the more distant her dreams in the 21st feel. She flirts with the idea that staying is perhaps more destiny than chance. Angus is convinced the healer from the future is his Fate, and he’s determined to have her for keeps. He just has to persuade her they’re destined, and their love is worth fighting for.
A young dragonfly scribe with wanderlust. A deadly ranger. Thrown together to protect all that they hold dear. For generations, the Odonata have lived under the ever-present threat of attack from the Hawker Clan. The Hawkers were once a noble race of paladin-protectors, masters of Chama Fogo fire magic, and sworn to defend their Odonata brethren. Then the Day of Corruption came and the Hawkers' Basilica home was engulfed with Malada, a pollution that twisted and tainted the Hawkers within, turning them into cruel and vicious beings, revelling in torture and cruelty. When the Hawkers get dangerously close to uncovering what came of their Enchiridion, a powerful spell book seized by the Odonata's Emerald Rangers long ago, Dax, a young scribe, is sent on a quest with the beautiful and deadly Emerald Ranger Yslana to find Ithios the Viajante, the Jracon devoted to hiding the truth about the Enchiridion at all costs. Can Dax and Yslana find the Viajante before the tainted Hawkers do, or will Odonata society fall to the cruel and vengeful hand of the Hawkers? A tense and action-packed fantasy novel set in a vividly-described world that might be right under our noses. If you like David Eddings, George R.R.Martin or Terry Brooks, you will love "The Jracon's Burden" by Tom Simmons Recent review on amazon.com for this title - "The author has woven a tapestry of a new world and described it beautifully using words which are dramatic and eloquent. Reading this book is like reading poems ...
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.
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?
ONE VICTORIAN CITY. ONE MAGICAL UPRISING. ONE BOY CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE. A dark Victorian fantasy adventure you won’t be able to put down. Fate has never been kind to twelve-year-old Toby. Not when he was abandoned on the steps of a workhouse as a baby. Nor when he escaped into the magical underworld that hides in London’s shadows. But when the futures of thousands of lives come to rest in his hands, Toby quickly realises that perhaps fate had a good reason. Perhaps it was preparing him. As the peacekeeper between both worlds, human and magic, can he find the inner strength to become a hero or does fate have darker intentions? This complete set contains all three books in The Twisted Christmas Trilogy about a young boy, an old man and a spellbinding troupe of magical performers, written by bestselling author Daniel Parsons. Over 700 pages of magic, mischief and cinematic creatures. Now, for a limited time, save over 50% by grabbing the entire series in this special bundle deal! This Boxed Set Includes Book One: The Winter Freak Show Book Two: Face of a Traitor Book Three: The Wrath of Oberon What Readers Are Saying About the Series ★★★★★ “A Christmas tale with a dark but magical twist which I thought was great.” ★★★★★ “A delightful combination of Charles Dickens, The Santa Clause, and The Polar Express.” ★★★★★ “Well paced, with loads of twists and full of action. The main character might be a boy but it is definitely a book for readers young and old.” ★★★★★ “This is a really f ...
Eno angers the Great God Pan and is forced to leave his native Thrace for somewhere more 'civilized' where the God of the Wood cannot follow him. The High Priest of Amun in Thebes, Egypt, needs the hero's help but is fuzzy on the details, except that several heroes have already perished after taking on the job. It's possible that civilization has dangers than nature never holds, including the beautiful Naunet who declares Eno the Thracian is the only man for her. Still, being a hero for hire is Eno's business...if he survives.
Following a terrifying brush with death, Mara returns to her homeland virtually empty-handed. With only one magical artifact in her possession, her army out of reach, and the threat of war looming closely overhead, she fears victory will not be hers and death will soon follow despite her best efforts. Weary from her treacherous journey and growing more and more unsure of herself, will Mara see some semblance of victory before all is lost?
Book 1 of the award-winning Historical Fiction series The Troubadours Quartet Historical Novel Society Editor's Choice Winner of the Global Ebooks Award for Best Historical Fiction Finalist in the Wishing Shelf Awards and the Chaucer Awards 'Believable, page-turning and memorable.' Lela Michael, S.P. Review 1150: Provence On the run from abuse, Estela wakes in a ditch with only her lute, her amazing voice, and a dagger hidden in her underskirt. Her talent finds a patron in Aliénor of Aquitaine and more than a music tutor in the Queen's finest troubadour and Commander of the Guard, Dragonetz los Pros. Weary of war, Dragonetz uses Jewish money and Moorish expertise to build that most modern of inventions, a papermill, arousing the wrath of the Church. Their enemies gather, ready to light the political and religious powder-keg of medieval Narbonne. Set in the period following the Second Crusade, Jean Gill's spellbinding romantic thrillers evoke medieval France with breathtaking accuracy. The characters leap off the page and include amazing women like Eleanor of Aquitaine and Ermengarda of Narbonne, who shaped history in battles and in bedchambers. 'Historical Fiction at its best.' Karen Charlton, the Detective Lavender Mysteries
From the world of the Highland Secrets Trilogy! Historical romance author Ashlyn George is an uninspired author. Writer’s block plagues her imagination, so her agent encourages her to go on a trip to Scotland that’s geared toward writers. She’ll try just about anything to put words on the page, since her latest manuscript is overdue. She collides with a blue-eyed hottie that looks just like an old portrait she bought in an antique shop in Inverness. As laird of his clan, Eoin MacLeod has been charged with protecting the famed Faerie Flag. When it changes hands, he has to ensure it’s safe—no matter when that may be. Using the Faery Stones, and his Fae blood, he time travels from the eighteenth century. He’s done it again and again, but this time he wants to bring the Flag back with him. He didn’t count on a bonnie lass from the twenty-first century to argue, and claim it for herself. Her passion brings out desires in Eoin that make him want to put aside his duty and stake a claim of his own…on her.
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.
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.
How much wizard power is too much? Some people are born with magical powers. Others are not. It’s that simple. Roland Tyre, High Wizard of the Citadel, has always wanted to be the most powerful wizard in the land and adored by all. But there is already someone else that vies for that title – Bakari, the Dragon King; one of his best friends. While Bakari and the dragon riders race off to find the lost dragon artifacts and the mythical golden dragon, Roland discovers his own magical artifact that gives him the opportunity to increase his own powers and influence in the land. Can friendships survive greed for power? And who will emerge as the most powerful wizard in the land? A grand adventure awaits with powerful wizards, kidnappings, traitors, kingdoms changing hands, and of course dragons and other magical creatures. Is the Golden Dragon real and if so, who will find him first?
Shadyia's Adventure Continues!
'I will never leave you, and I will always come for you.'
Shadyia’s vow to her lover is put to the test when the Innocenti rise and envelope the sisterhood she adores.
As the magician she aided hunts for the path to an ancient city, the new madam of the Silver Rose strives to please the evil that has promised, upon its freedom, to make her a queen.
Meanwhile, the advisor to the Innocenti prepares the final st ...
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.
A brutal new Ice Age covers the Earth…
When an experiment to reverse climate change goes disastrously wrong, Jarred and his daughter Hope are forced to head south in search of warmth. This man-made eternal winter shows no signs of stopping, and with temperatures continuing to plummet, fears of a new ice age drive survivors into a panic.
Jarred and Hope don’t have the wilderness skills needed to survive this disaster. But when their car spins out of control, they’re forced to fend for themselves in the ruthless and unforgiving forest surrounding them. And as they journey through the snow-swept wilderness, they slowly discover they are not alone…
Survivalist Fiona knows how to deal with a harsh winter on her own, but this new world is deadly. She’s got a cabin stockpiled and is all alone until she runs across Benjy, a forest ranger who’s ready to help, but has his own reasons for staying with her.
Civilization is crumbling. There’s no electricity. The cold is getting worse, and resources are scarce. To survive, Jarred and Hope will have to find allies they can trust, and push themselves harder than they ever imagined. Because even a moment’s weakness in this harsh icy wasteland can mean only one thing. Freezing to death in the merciless cold…
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.
Book One of the Slaves of Erafor series: Reading is forbidden, and the penalty for non-compliance is a life of slavery enabled by the forcible administration of a mind rotting drug. Yet, there are those possessed of the will to seek illumination. Kikkan, a former slave on the run, and Quillion, a mercenary and self-taught scholar. Together they seek out a small band of rebels living in hiding who offer the promise of a better world. Their leader is a mysterious figure known only as The Reader of Acheron.
"...intriguing contraptions, appealing characters, snide villains, humor, and an exciting story." — Kirkus Reviews
"Dreece has crafted a tale with elements to delight the child in all of us, and intrigue the most creative adult mind." — Author J.K.Norry
Welcome to a world of inventions and inventors, where fairy tales are real. A world where a secret society named the Tub, led by a butcher, baker, and a candlestick maker, is about to fall apart. Meet Tee, Elly, Richy as their life is turned upside as they're caught in the middle of a plot to steal the first steam engine plans from master inventor, Nikolas Klaus. Then, as entering books 2 and 3, the political intrigue builds as the secret society, the Fare, is introduced and their plans revealed!
Marked by magic, tested in blood and fire, King Hesleof is the ruler of Calibran, a bridge to his people and a bulwark against the wild chaos that once decimated his kingdom. Accompanied by his loyal sergeant-at-arms, the minotaur Ruric, Hesleof rides to meet the wise dragon Lyrroth the Benevolent, there to learn the true nature of a darkness which threatens to overwhelm everything he holds dear. But there are threats unknown even to that immortal beast: a challenger in the shifting lands of the North, warped by malice and self-delusion; a shimmering discovery in the mines of Them Darhul that presages a bloody rebellion; and a long-forgotten army intent on bringing the land back under the yoke of its ancient masters. An ambitious experiment in fantasy storytelling, The Chronicles of Calibran are an ongoing serialisation depicting the frenzied battles, political intrigue and personal dramas of a new kind of fantasy world, and it all starts here. The Dragon King recounts the burgeoning alliances, bubbling resentments and mounting threats of an epic struggle that will thrill fans of fantasy. If you’re looking for a new world to explore, then The Dragon King is for you; the first of 48 planned episodes of a pulse-pounding saga that introduces the key players in a monumental contest for control of this vibrant, fully realised world.
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.
Find an invisible man in another dimension? All in a day's work at TRAIL. Travel to a godforsaken planet on the outskirts of space. Check. Hold intrusive military goons at bay. Check. Find an invisible man in a different dimension. Check. Finish the vacation TRAIL jerked you back from to do it? Easier said than done. Yanked back from their first vacation in ages, Jee and Dane get handed a top priority mission. The pay is better than they've earned before as agents for the Trace, Rescue, and Identification League. After this, they might not need jobs. They're the best there is, and the item, person, or secret hasn't been invented that these two can't recover. Until now. After all, how do you find an invisible man in another dimension? The archaeologist in charge can't afford this fee, and neither can the military. So the real question is who -- or what -- is behind the request to trail Kaiwulf?
Book three in the epic fantasy romance series, The King's Riders! She's on the run, but doesn't know it... Raised in the security of the king's castle, Lady Elissa Durroc remembers nothing of the death of her family or how she survived it. As an elemental mage with control over all four elements, her powers are rare. And coveted by dark magic. None darker than the mage who killed her parents. When the king learns the mage knows Elissa is alive, he orders her to Greenwald under the guise of choosing a husband. Her protection falls to Sir Alasdair Kearney, a knight whose prowess on the battlefield is rivaled only by his appetite for women. Alasdair's not sure what to make of being a glorified nursemaid, despite Elissa's beauty and intriguing magic. The rogue has rules. Rules that don't involve being tempted by his noble charge. Elissa is drawn to the knight, even though he's not on her list of suitors. Can she guard her heart and her magic? And when the dark mage comes after her, will it be too late to matter?
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, < ...
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....