There are those who are born into loving families and then there are the less fortunate who must forge their own families through strong friendships. At a local small library in New York City, one such family was born. And just like so many capricious happenstances in life, this family unit embraced newcomers and grew exponentially. But this clan was also charged with far more than spreading love and joy and a sense of belonging. This clan was formed by divine Providence to help save the planet. Gabrielle Bernstein, the MC of Like a Lily Among the Thorns, is a woman in her twenties and has started her career as a librarian at a NYC public library. Abandoned by her father as a young girl and now orphaned by her deranged mother, Gabby longs for a family connection. Coincidentally, she finds this connection at the same time she inherits a B&B in Vermont from her estranged and now deceased father. This enchanted inn is under the watchful eye of goddesses of myth and legend who have been tasked to save mankind from destroying itself and this planet. These goddesses will use their powers to try and stall the onslaught of the effects of droughts, floods, and rising temperatures. But as a safety net they have collected human saviors all over the planet to erect safe havens at high altitudes away from flood waters and blistering temperatures. This one group of saviors are ordinary people who have some extraordinary abilities and enjoy a higher consciousness. They are brought toget ...
"Kilty As Charged has everything you could want: a very strong lead woman (Catriona); fast-paced storyline; lots of action; some huge Scotsmen; great dialogue and plenty of humor; a great cast of supporting characters; and even some time travel! A hilarious story told in a very interesting way. Throw in some mystery and intrigue and you've got yourself a great read....Amy Vansant has written a highly imaginative, mystery/love/humor-filled novel that leaves you wanting to read the next in the series ASAP!!!" ~ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ MMG
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Ghosts always remember. Mobsters never forget. Erik Mitchell helped Interpol bust cartels, oligarchs, and spoiled billionaires for art fraud. As an undercover cop, Ben Nolan helped bring down a Newark crime family. Now Erik and Ben have started over in Cape May, leaving their danger-filled jobs behind them, excited about a fresh start and their new relationship. Plans to renovate a historic old theater stir up dangerous ghosts and revive interest in unsolved Mob hits. The curse of a murdered witch strikes a close friend, old movie props reveal clues to long-ago crimes, and a shakedown scheme sends Ben’s cousin running for cover. Time is running out to lift the curse. The Russian Mob wants revenge on Erik, and the Newark Mob is gunning for Ben. A grieving ghost seeks justice. Secrets, lies, and deception unravel in the blink of an eye. Erik and Ben were planning for happily ever after. But unless they can outwit witches, wraiths, and wise guys, they could go down in a hail of gunfire and a blast of dark magic—and see their plans go up in smoke. Blink is a suspenseful MM paranormal romance mystery-adventure filled with second chance love, hurt/comfort, true soulmates, awesome food trucks, dangerous secrets, restless ghosts, psychic visions, powerful witches, angry mobsters, and a very haunted theater.
Seven hundred years ago, the Knights of the Ordained banished the demon, Asmeodai. Buried deep beneath Wahi Tapu Temple, the evil becomes a distant memory. For those seven hundred years, Asmeodai seethed in hatred for those that condemned him to this hell. He has survived only for his chance to enact his revenge.
Now, though, the time of the Secundus has come again. With the rising of the second moon comes the fear of Asmeodai’s reemergence. The aftermath of the last Secundus saw the once-great Jornada Empire splintered into three realms. Moreover, the Knights of the Ordained are not what they once were. But all is not lost. There is hope. There are those born who are ordained to fight this evil like no other. Their destiny will not be denied.
Follow the sweeping fantasy adventure entrenched in royal intrigue, powerful foes, and magical exploits.
Beware the saga contains sword & sorcery, dragons and fleogans, and witches and wizards.
Bishop Nigel smiled at me. ‘Holy water doesn’t harm vampires. Which is just as well, as it would make it impossible to baptise them.’
When I was asked by a dragon to give him the last rites, I never dreamed it would lead to negotiating with his cannibalistic family or running from snail sharks. Life as the priest of a small English village is quite tame in comparison. At least I have Morey, a gryphon with sarcasm management issues, to help me. And if all else fails, there’s always red wine and single malt whisky.
As if my life weren’t complicated enough, a darkly beautiful dragon named Raven keeps appearing where I least expect him, I’ve met a handsome police inspector who loves science fiction as much as I do, and my younger brother is getting into trouble for trying to pick up vampires.
That’s what happens when you’re dealing with an incredible and dangerous parallel world full of mythical creatures.
And I have to learn to navigate it all without losing myself, or my brother…
"From its gut-grabbing prologue to its explosive conclusion… 'A blood-curdling adventure'." - Foreword Clarion Review
On the run from her old flame’s criminal family, Sara Jones hides in Billings, Montana, and finds a new boyfriend. But when people around her start dying from poisonous spider bites after she receives a mysterious package with a spider concealed inside, she worries that the family has found her. Life takes an even more bizarre turn when she seems to be not only immune to the spider venom, but also surrounded by a sinister group of people using spiders to incapacitate their prey. Even her new boyfriend starts acting suspiciously. Just who can she trust? Then to make matters worse Sara’s twenty-fifth birthday approaches, and her dark heritage begins to emerge. She is forced to make a life-or-death decision. And somehow, she must find a way to deal with the crime family.
She wants justice. He wants to make things official. But for a demi-god and vampire there are bigger battles. Demi-god Carissa Alkippes has fought her equal share of demons and Olympian gods, when one battle ends another begins. Only this one may destroy the thin veil between supernatural creatures, gods and humans. To make things worse Zeus offers her a ‘get in and out of Olympus’ card, which paints a dangerous target on her back. Now she must get a handle on her power. With new enemies hunting her down, Carissa must use everything she knows to protect those she loves from being collateral damage. Xen Lyson, has seen much in his immortal life and walking Carissa down the aisle is at the top of his vampire list, but when an ancient libation bowl turns up, so does Discord and Death. Now they have fight not only to protect humanity, but themselves too. Will they defeat their enemies in time to tie-the-knot?
Cold cases, hot leads, a psychic psychopath, a copycat killer, cursed objects, the trial of the century--and wedding plans. Psychic medium Simon Kincaide and sexy homicide detective Vic D'Amato met hunting a supernatural serial killer. Since then, Simon has become a police consultant on cases involving the paranormal, and Vic has gotten over his doubts about Simon's abilities being real. Along the way, they fell in love and got engaged. But it seems like the danger never ends. Now, the first case Simon and Vic worked together comes back to haunt them as the killer goes to court and all hell breaks loose. The killer has a crazy fan setting curses on key players in the upcoming trial. Ghosts from an old cold case suggest that someone got away with murder. And a supernatural creature attracted to fear and death is using the Grand Strand as its feeding ground. Simon and Vic feel like they’re waging a war on all fronts, but with the stakes so high, there can be No Surrender! No Surrender is a fast-paced thrill ride MM paranormal romance packed with supernatural suspense, haunted tourist attractions, monsters, visions, hot sex, hurt/comfort, loyal friends, wedding planning, found family, ghosts galore, dark magic, and an evolving, established romantic relationship with all the feels. No Surrender is Book 5 in the Badlands series but can be read as a standalone.
Love comes with a price – especially among the undead. Sunny Martin is on the run from a monster—the monster within herself. Since the night she was drained of her blood and left to die, she has lived alone and in fear of the beast and its violent urges, always on the move. When a tumultuous affair with the mysterious leader of The Chosen ends in betrayal and murder, Sunny finds herself on the run once again. Heartbroken, she struggles with her desire to return to Nicolas, only to realize that sometimes you can never go back. In the ensuing days, Sunny must face the death of someone she loves, and face the love of someone she fears—an outlaw Chosen even more dangerous than the one who broke her heart.
Starting school at Hawthorne University was not going well, until I met my classmate Alondra. Allie was different. She was goth. But she was also mysterious, confident and fun. I was into that. My name’s Liam. My friends call me Lee. Things got weird after I accompanied her to her haunts. Poltergeists and demons attacked little girls. I watched Alondra help exorcise these ghosts, but some of their evil stuck to me. Well, being attracted to a witch was one thing; dating one was quite another. It seemed the closer I got to Allie, the more her witchcraft endangered my friends. And my soul. You decide. I chronicled everything here in her book. Alondra is a prequel to the internationally bestselling Hawthorne University Witch series. The novel takes place twenty years before Broomstick.
She'd rather be a normal eighteen-year-old … but not much chance of that, when she can raise the dead. When Judy discovers she's a necromancer who can raise the dead, she does her best to deny this unholy gift. But after leaving the orphanage for a mysterious manor house, she learns that not only have the dead started walking again, her power means she's the only one who can stop it. Judy Hudson wants to be a normal woman, but the nuns who've raised her treat her with fear and suspicion. When a beautiful, otherworldly stranger whisks her from the orphanage to a dignified old estate, he promises to help her wield power beyond imagining. Dare she trust that her abilities aren't evil after all? But when their lessons go awry, Judy learns she can do great harm. To make matters worse, new undead attack--corpses raised from among the long-time dead. Another necromancer is at work, and he must be stopped before he destroys the innocent inhabitants of the nearby town, including the handsome sheriff. To save them all, can one woman learn to control the darkness inside her--a seductive darkness that promises her power beyond her wildest dreams?
Elyse has done everything she can to protect her friends from The Council's reach. As long as they believe she's dead, she has time to rest and train for war. And war is inevitable. When Kara arrives with the news that Anna and Chloe have been captured, Elyse is faced with the realization that no one is safe until The Council is stopped and Christoph is destroyed. She doesn't need a prophecy to tell her to lead an army. Christoph has done the one thing that ensures she'll fight to the death. He's threatened the people she loves. It will take more than the words of an oracle to help them fight against the most powerful Descendant alive. To break The Council's oppression and rise up against a plot so many years in the making, Elyse will need to get dangerously close to her enemy. So close, in fact, she may not survive.
"Hooks you with a twist like M Night" RUBY All I have to do is save my friend, save my city, and save my soul. Piece of cake. VIKRAM She's hell bent on saving everyone, but I just want to protect her. Can they save their city while losing their hearts along the way For the first time in her life, Ruby Iyer knows exactly what she must do. Armed with the sword of her ancestors, a weapon most would kill for, Ruby Iyer is determined to save her city. Teaming up with the sexy, irresistible, rogue cop, Vik Roy, is the only way to succeed. As they embark upon a perilous journey, they realize their enemies are closer than they think. And when the chemistry finally ignites, neither can deny the desire for each other. Can they save their city while losing their hearts along the way
Lead Council member, Christoph, is dead by Elyse’s hand, and Descendants have begun to emerge, exposing their secret to the world. Some see this as the prophecy come to fruition, but the prophecy caries a heavy consequence. It was never meant to be as peaceful as most had hoped. Humans and Descendants struggle to live together in a world that isn’t ready for such a change. America is divided. Those who glorify the supernatural race believe Descendants truly are the gods they claim relation to. Others see them as a threat. When Elyse gives birth to the next generation oracle, she sees one final vision—war. The destruction of the country’s major cities, and the end of America as we know it. After her daughter is born, Elyse finds herself without the ability she needs to predict the future. Desperate to save the world from such conflict, she puts her faith in the hope that Descendants are the key to survival. After all, they have the power to supply a broken society with the means to survive. Only from the ashes can a new world be born.
From an EPPIE Award-winning author: Claire escaped a Seattle killer and landed in an Otherworld of worse disasters, plus a guy. Well, there is always a guy, isn't there? Now he has left his world to follow her back to Seattle and the terror escalates. This is the second novel of eight in the MUDFLAT MAGIC SERIES. The first novel, Tyrant Trouble, is currently free.
I keep the world safe from Fairies but now one of them is protecting me. The Sluagh has come for me and nothing stops them. The monsters of Fairy chitter and cackle and screech all around us while Tiernan holds me tightly, hiding us within his magic. Under the cover of some roots, his body laid over mine, we wait. His lips brush my cheek. Our rapid breaths merge. My palms press against his chest, molding to his muscles and pulsing with his heartbeat. The terrifying sounds around us echo into silence but as I stare into his silver eyes I know the danger hasn't passed. This man—this fairy hunter—could tear apart my world. Fairies are real. They live among us, and they're not the sweet, winged, miniature people you find in children's movies. They're seriously scary, powerful beings, held in check by an ancient truce and a group of psychic soldiers called the Extinguishers. Seren Sloane is one of these soldiers; trained to keep the peace between our races. But ever since the death of her mother at the hands of fairies, Seren has been a little bitter about her job. That is, until a sexy, fairy warrior comes into her life and changes everything.
The underworld writhes. Terror unleashed. Souls enslaved. The Spirit Shields with memories returned are plunged into a conflict older than mankind. The pending battle pits family against spirit and flesh. The godlings face off for ultimate control of the souls of the dead, each with their own agenda, for there is no love lost between these siblings. Helga, goddess of the underworld, tightens her hold on those who hold the key to ultimate victory. Meanwhile, Avery struggles to convince her sister Artio that unless they become allies they will fail in their misaligned quest. Cayden, with the aid of Brimstone, struggles to fulfill a destiny prophesied since their original deaths long ago. Can four warring siblings find peace and forgiveness? Or will they battle to the end of the world, sacrificing all living souls in the conflict?
A reluctant hero emerges to battle an ancient evil. Three thousand years ago, the demon Helsa escaped the underworld after a soul heist gone wrong. He soon disappeared. Now he’s back and hunting for the soul of a mage. After Beringale’s finest mage, Shedek Zorah, is kicked out of the Magic Guild, he finds a young Karle Adair unconscious and surrounded by armed orcs. Evidence suggests Karle used rare magic last seen a thousand years ago. Thrust together by the soul-hunting Helsa, Shedek and Karle must set aside their differences to survive an endless stream of enemies seeking to end their lives and impose a new order upon mortals. Karle’s simple life of delivering drops and taking care of his drunk father is over. When a three-thousand-year-old demon is hunting for your soul and planning to destroy the world, it’s time to quit your day job.
Death is a country we see through the tiny keyhole of an immovable door. Raised by their grandmother after their parents’ death, Chloe and Olivia Borders are now in mourning for Rose. The Alzheimer’s that forced them to be split into separate foster homes has taken their last living family member. As a way to rekindle their friendship, the twins commit to a road trip— which spells their demise. Now the question is: What comes after, and how will they get back to life?
REAL ESTATE IS HELL – SOMETIMES LITERALLY Wedged between real estate speculators, startup bros, and gentrified neighborhoods, it’s gotten hard to get by in San Francisco and it’s getting even harder all the time. Now two witches have decided the time has come to do something about it. Using all their arcane skills, Iria – tall, dark, and genderqueer – and their partner and mentor, Madge – the granddaughter of Chinese immigrants and a powerful magician – have summoned back to the world of the living one of San Francisco’s greatest eccentric heroes: Joshua Norton, self-declared Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico. In the 19th century he issued imperial proclamations intended to combat prejudice and advance the interests of the destitute and downtrodden. Binding him to themselves and to the city, Iria and Madge need Norton’s charisma and tireless dedication to the city to help them save San Francisco from a demon of greed. With an exciting combination of spell-slinging and derring-do, Norton and his modern-day patrons embark on a series of adventures across San Francisco’s past and present in search of the keys to the city: objects from its past they can use in the present to save the city’s future from a demon of greed and his tireless efforts to rob San Francisco of its soul forever!
He’s been hunting my family since the 1600. Now he’s after me. Eighteen-year-old Lucy Owens is "that weird Owens girl" to the entire New England town she grew up in. She dreams of starting fresh at college in the fall, but prom night changes things. A mysterious threat forces her into hiding, and leaves her fighting for her life against an army of Gifted; a subset of humans with supernatural abilities who don't die until their job is done. She discovers that Embry and Gabriel, two 'friends of the family', are also Gifteds who claim their job is to protect Lucy’s line. But as she gets to know them and her family’s history better, she wonders if their ultimate goal is to keep her safe...or to stop the man who’s after her? Prophecy is a coming of age supernatural novel by Amanda Lynn Petrin. If you like strong heroines who keep fighting no matter how many times they're knocked down, then you’ll love this paranormal adventure. Get your copy and discover the Owens Chronicles today!
I used to be a hero. Then I grew up.
I’m Kieran Thorne, the world’s only living half-fae. The gig comes with a few perks—immortality, magic I can’t control, fae assassins constantly on my heels. And the chance to protect the good and the powerless against those who are neither.
For hundreds of years, that’s what I did. Until I got tired of the humans I saved repaying me by burning me at the stake or shooting me in the heart. I traded in my white hat for a mansion on the beach, and started living by a new creed: look out for myself, and let the humans solve their own problems.
But now Winter fae are going missing, and someone has planted a trail of evidence leading right to my door. I have two choices: let Queen Mab’s feral enforcer carve me to bits, or help her find the real culprit.
Looks like I’m back in the hero business. But this time, I’ll remember the lesson it cost me so much to learn:
There are no good people in this world, and no righteous causes. Humanity is corrupt. The fae are cruel and vicious. Me? I’m a little of both.
Merlin returns to Lycenea, victorious, having defeated the Visi-Gauls in a gruesome campaign that saw the annihilation of their Southern Army and the death of their sadistic King, Jason. His peaceful reprieve is cut short however, as he must now find and expose the corrupt senator who initiated the war. Herod Antipaz, the corrupt senator Merlin seeks, has plans of his own for eliminating the Brotherhood and the mysterious boy, Dante, whose fate is intrinsically linked with Gilleon itself. Will the machinations of Herod Antipaz prove too much for Merlin and the Brotherhood to overcome? Will Merlin be able to protect Dante, who is prophesized to be the next savior of Gilleon or will Herod make good on his promise by eliminating Dante once and for all?
The final chapter in the Dark Winter series. * * * What would you risk losing, in order to win? As the Crescent Moon set on that last day of winter, the residents of Gorswood realised that the horrors that had been contained in the woods for so long, had finally risen, and were coming for them. With the fate of Romilly, Beth, and Gorswood’s greatest ever witch uncertain, an age-old evil senses its time has come, threatening to cover the inhabitants of Gorswood in a new and never ending terror. Even if the newest owner of the Mirror of Souls is to prevail, at what cost will her victory be? Meanwhile, the last rites on a long dead demon need to be performed. But her spirit resides in the most terrifying place of all, meaning that a choice will have to be made. A choice that will affect the entire world….. Note: Mature content. Story contains elements of strong psychological horror, infrequent but strong swearing, and gory scenes throughout. Also contains themes of teen martial arts fiction, bullying, suicide, and sexual abuse. Not recommended for anyone younger than fifteen years of age.
A New YA Supernatural Fantasy packed with Action and Adventure! If you like sinister demons, warrior angels, supernatural powers, ancient lineages, with a twist of deception and ruthless revenge... then you don't want to miss this new exciting page-turning series! Three Teens…Three Fallen…Humanity's future is at stake. Seventeen-year-old Olivia has seen some wild things living in Las Vegas—but never a demon—until one attacks but fails to kidnap her. Left with a celestial mark on her chest, Olivia sets out on a treacherous journey with two friends who share in her mystical lineage, only to find herself blindsided by the unwelcomed return of her absent father. Now, she must unravel her parent’s deceit and grapple with her painful past all the while unlocking the powerful secrets that will forever change her world. Except she’s also fighting her growing attraction to one of her friends while thrust into the unending war between the Fallen and Archangels. When the Fallen maliciously strike against her and plot revenge upon those she loves, Olivia finds herself faced with an impossible mission. Can she leave her life behind and enhance her powers to master the supernatural skills needed to slay the Fallen while guarding the secrets of Orion? Of course. Not a problem. Except if she fails, the balance between Heaven and Hell will shift—leaving mankind at the mercy of the ultimate evil and his bloodthirsty horde. Mark of Orion is the first book in a YA fantasy series, Guardians of Or ...
Aria Knight has an unusual set of skills: she will hold back the hounds of Hell so that you can fly toward the Pearly Gates, and she will wipe your slate clean so you don't become karma's bitch…for a price. A Sin Eater has to make a living in today's world somehow. But when she's called in the dead of night to perform her rite for a recluse billionaire, she stumbles upon a murder scene, and the evidence points to her. In an attempt to clear her name and uncover the true culprit, Aria is forced to team up with a private investigator who's possessed by three spirits and a handsome wizard who would rather see all Sin Eaters like Aria go extinct. Aria knows her job is never easy, but now it’s become downright deadly. SIN EATER is the first book of the Aria Knight Chronicles by USA Today bestselling author Samantha LaFantasie and Alesha Escobar, author of the bestselling Gray Tower Trilogy.
When George Sinclair discovered he can see ghosts, destroy them and save their victims, his life changed from ordinary to extraordinary. He became a ghost killer. Now, George works alongside his new friends and assists the Watchers: an international group of ghost killers and supernatural experts who monitor the world for ghostly sightings and demon infestations to maintain the balance between the living and the dead. When San Francisco and the surrounding area are suddenly plagued by rogue groups of ghosts and demons, the Watchers know it isn’t a random occurrence. The monsters are possessing their victims and once the ghost killers arrive, the demons direct their attention towards them. As George and the Watchers investigate, they discover that a demonic presence is behind the attacks. With the clock ticking against them, they must find the source of the evil and destroy it, or risk thousands of deaths. Winner of the August 2016 Book of the Month by Long and Short Reviews
Sworn to protect the secrets of their race, marshals are trained to police Weeia hiding among humans. After completing her advanced marshal training, Danni is blown away by her new plum assignment to Paris. But, all is not well in the City of Lights; the offices are a shambles, her boss is apathetic, and her predecessors died under mysterious circumstances; it’s almost like somebody doesn’t want the law there. Despite that she risks her life in the seedy underworld of gypsies and tramps to search for a missing Weeia man.
Evil never rests. Jordan hoped her life would change after the fiery death of the devious sorcerer, Asa Trebane. She was wrong. The Black Order of the Cult is gearing up to select a new Supreme Leader, and Lucifer will be judge and jury. Seeley, Jordan’s mother, is possessed with a curse, and even the priests can’t find a solution to defeat the evil devouring her. Jordan must dig deeper into the Satanic realm and joins forces with a wicked witch to save her family from the clutches of Hell. However, when things go awry with her guardian angel, Markus, Jordan is shrouded in her own longing as she faces the darkness without his light. There’s trouble in paradise and souls are at stake as Jordan fights to hold onto a normal teenage life ~ the angel she loves ~ and a family that hangs in peril.
It’s weird how every woman reacts differently. How each pregnancy differs. Mine is definitely unique. My sense of smell became stronger, picking up the faintest odors, and my stomach was in constant turmoil. Those were the first signs. And then I started eating. And eating. If I don’t, I get a migraine and people’s faces become blurry. Electronics seem to malfunction in my presence. And the nightmares—they don’t stop. Something is changing my body. Something that should have never happened. Something that my husband and I had prevented from happening. Something people say is miraculous. The bigger I get, the more frequently I encounter people who become possessed. And the more often I wind up questioning if I am carrying a miracle baby. The closer I get to the due date, the more I love this child and the more confident I am that I will protect my baby from anything. Even its fate. DNA Demons N Angels contains violence, swearing, and sex scenes.
The time for hiding is finished. The dead are restless. Fate and destiny collide. Twins Cayden and Avery Tiernan have grown up in isolation on the fringe of the realm. Gifted with forbidden skills, they hide their growing magical powers. Ancient prophecies speak of the ones with the power to depose the queen. To protect her throne, Queen Alcina scours the land for evidence of magic, while the darker force she serves threatens the land with chaos. She is not the only huntress however. Primordial seekers discover the twins first but before they can escape, the death of a queen’s guard puts the entire village in jeopardy. To save their town, the twins flee, only to be dragged toward an unknown destiny. Guided by her gift, Avery senses lies and treachery where others see only truth. Dare she trust her instincts? For Cayden, an irresistible voice whispers to him. Does it belong to the souls of the dead and are they calling him home? Seer of Souls is the Dante Rossetti prize winner for best Young Adult Fantasy fiction, of 2016, a contest hosted by Chanticleer Reviews.
A world full of ghosts. A reluctant psychic medium. Destiny only knocks once—then it kicks down the door. Peri Jean Mace thinks seeing ghosts is a curse, but her murdered trailer trash cousin doesn’t care. She wants Peri Jean to expose her killer. Peri Jean figures out everyone in her one-stoplight East Texas town has something to hide. And one of them will kill to hide the truth. In over her head, Peri Jean has to overcome her fear and face her curse or end up the next victim. Forever Road is the first book in the Peri Jean Mace Ghost Thriller series. If you like your urban fantasy served up with a heavy dose of goose bumps, a side of gut-busting laughs, and a fist-swinging heroine who will steal your heart, you’ll love Forever Road. Download Forever Road now and start your journey with Peri Jean Mace today!
A vengeance-seeking vampire. A retired vampire-hunter. A feisty private investigator they're trying to protect. It was a night of holiday shoppers, cold coffee, and cheating spouses. An ordinary evening for this private investigator, except for the vampire. I didn't realize he was a vampire, because as far as I knew, those sorts of things did not exist. How wrong I was! No time to wrap my head around the whole 'Vampires are real' thing, because apparently one of them wants to have me for dinner, and I mean that in the most literal way. My unlikely protectors are natural enemies and could kill one another at any moment. And they're supposed to save me from a monster who's evaded capture for centuries? My number one priority is protecting the people I care about from becoming collateral damage. And that will be impossible enough without tripping over my frustratingly attractive bodyguards who insist on shadowing my every move. How does an ordinary woman survive games played by beautiful monsters without becoming one? ***If you love realistic heroines, strong, a bit of humor, tension, enemies-to-lovers, and a soft heat then this is the series for you. Lose yourself in an adventure tonight!***
A night of celebrating a new beginning ends in a nightmare that Grace can’t escape. When she wakes up in a strange place three days later, she realizes her life has been turned upside down. She’s been forced into a world where magic is real along with monsters of myth. The vampire who marked her is hell-bent on making her come to him—to be one of his possessions. Grace soon learns that she was born a powerful witch and with the help of some new and old friends, she learns her craft as she transitions into a vampire/witch hybrid. It's a race against time as the crazed vampire attempts to take over Grace's mind—he’ll do anything to have her. Matthew, the hybrid who saved her life, will do anything to protect her, even if it means sacrificing his own life. Deceit, betrayal, and new beginnings.
Everyone knows not to go out at night unless you want to deal with monsters. That was until a magical item allowed its user to "smell" when a monster was near. Now there are ambitions to build a monster alarm system throughout town. But some creatures, such as the necromancer, have plans of their own.
Faerie and the human world may have survived near-annihilation, but that doesn’t mean everything is flowers and singalongs for the residents of the now-combined lands. Humans are coming to terms with finding chunks of a realm they didn’t know existed dumped into their neighborhoods, plus the Fae Court is a bloody battleground for wannabe ruling families. Dropped in the middle of the chaos is Spellmeet, a Wild-West border town where refugees and opportunists try to make a living despite unstable magic and technology. The only thing all the survivors agree on is that the fugitive Avery Flynn should pay for her part in the worlds’ devastation—which will make it that much harder for Avery and Lonan to come out of hiding and find the next Sovereign, like they promised Queen Maeve. Meanwhile, a Fae princess named Brynn flees an arranged marriage and discovers that the unique powers that got her shunned in Faerie make her a hot commodity in Spellmeet. Too bad her toxic family can’t stand that she’s leaving them behind… Told in dual points-of-view, this conclusion to the Faerie Crossed series answers the question, “What if it’s not all about Avery?”
Jordan has visions of monsters, demons, and death. Seventeen, orphaned, and born into the family business, she doesn’t have friends, she doesn’t have choices. Her uncle, older brothers, and a few annoying angels dominate her life, demanding she tow their lines – and the punishment is severe when those lines are crossed. When Jordan is ordered to help hunt down a monster, she’s not sure which she dreads more: the elusive, blood-thirsty creature or spending time in a cramped backwoods cabin with a brother who despises her. To make matters worse, a demon shows up and warns Jordan that she could be her family’s next assignment. In a game between Good and Evil where God seems to have tapped out early, lines are blurred and not everything is as it seems. Jordan learns a little too late that the real monster is closer than she thinks.
A dark witch dynasty. A malicious, immortal undersea place-spirit. Eternal guardians who wagered their souls to protect Charleston. Omens of impending disaster have the city on edge. Tremors warn of earthquake risk, while a potentially catastrophic storm gathers strength over the ocean and heads for land. A last-man-standing promise among elderly veterans creates a dangerous inheritance involving an imprisoned, wish-granting goblin. A sea captain and a swashbuckler worked blood magic to protect Charleston from an ancient evil with a spell that bound their souls and their descendants to the task, but danger looms as its power fades. The head of a witch family wants artifacts and secrets—and he’ll do anything to get them. Cassidy Kincaide runs Trifles and Folly, an antique and curio store where her touch magic helps get cursed and haunted objects out of the wrong hands. More than once, she and her allies have saved the world from supernatural threats. The clock is ticking for Cassidy and her friends to stop the dark warlock, capture the goblin and restore the guardian spell before a malevolent ancient entity takes its vengeance on Charleston and the coast. It’s going to take all the magic, courage and quick thinking they can muster—and for once, that might not be enough. Legacy is an action-packed urban fantasy paranormal thrill ride full of dark magic, infernal creatures, goblins and demigods, haunted places, pirate ghosts, found family, witch dynasties, loyal friends, Voudon ...
At least when you’re Death’s nephew the bad guys literally have no-where to hide, right? Meet Reed Lavender, a mostly-human detective with the uncanny ability to hear the final words of the dead. But on this case he’ll need more than his usual tricks to solve the murder of a teen runaway – he’ll need something that just might be more trouble than it’s worth – the help of his ragtag Reaper-cousins. But the deeper Reed digs the more he realises there’s something far bigger and darker beneath his city, something vast, something that is ripening to rot...
After making a shocking discovery about herself, Lucy must embrace her destiny or follow in the tragic footsteps of the women who came before her. Lucy Owens was your average eighteen-year-old with overprotective guardians until an ancient Prophecy sent an army of Gifteds (humans with supernatural abilities) after her. Still haunted by her last encounter with Donovan’s Army, Lucy looks forward to putting the past few months behind her and prepares herself to eventually face the Big Bad. When Donovan and his followers have other plans, Lucy barely escapes with her life, until she discovers something about herself that changes everything. After Embry and Gabriel, the men sworn to protect her, whisk Lucy away to New Orleans, she is left with more questions than answers. There, Lucy must confront her guilt, face her fears and dig deep into the lives of her ancestors in order to master her newfound skills. Hopefully before the Big Bad finds her and completes his centuries-long quest. Destiny is the second novel in a coming of age urban fantasy trilogy by Amanda Lynn Petrin. If you like strong and vulnerable heroines who keep fighting no matter how many times they are knocked down, then you’ll love this supernatural adventure. Buy Destiny and follow the Owens journey today!
Valkyrie love never comes easy. Brenna left Asgard with a curse on her name and a broken heart. A Valkyrie now free and independent, for millennia her life had been great. Just great. Then a bleeding Elf knocks at her door holding a baby.
Alexander Reed left the Marines and lost the wheel of his life. A soldier without a worthy fight, he became everything he despised. Until he ends up in the wrong backyard at the wrong time.
Fljóða, Queen of the Light Elves and last of her lineage, is an infant with a death sentence on her head. Hunted by the Night Elves, her survival brings Brenna and Reed together for the ultimate mission: take the little Queen to safety in the Vanaheim Realm, deep in the Roots of Yggdrasil.
Not simple, but straightforward.
Or so it seemed.
Between flaming giants, demons, and an army of Half Breed determined to kill the Queen and conquer all the Elvin Realms, Brenna and Reed will have to face their inner monsters. Monsters appearing in the form of feelings neither want but cannot control.
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... An ancient curse on the Owens women puts Lucy in a race against time to claim her birthright and defeat her Big Bad. Lucy knows that she has a lot to learn before she can face her demons. When she discovers a curse aimed at robbing her of her happily ever after, she sets off on a mission to find the cure. Helped by Embry and Gabriel, her knights in shining armor, she must travel Europe to trace back her ancestry and own her Legacy. Legacy is the final novel in the paranormal Owens Chronicles trilogy by Amanda Lynn Petrin. If you like quests and battles of good versus evil with a strong and vulnerable heroine, then you’ll love this supernatural adventure. Buy your copy of Legacy to find out how the story ends!
Falling into a world filled with demons wasn’t exactly what Alexandra needed in her life. The only family she’d ever known was killed and, unbeknownst to her, a target was placed squarely on her back. All she wanted to do was mourn her loss and get on with the rest of her life. She certainly didn’t want to meet a demon prince and fall hopelessly in love with him. She also didn’t want to discover that she had untapped magic potential. Unfortunately, fate has plans and doesn’t care what Alex wants.
They say the well laid plans of mice and men go awry and such is the case for Eva and Zoe.Their plans for a family go horribly wrong when Eva is involved in a life threatening accident. Zoe has to contend with the possibility of losing the woman she loves but that's not her only problem. The accident heralds a maelstrom of unexplained paranormal incidents and everything points to Eva as being the source. How is this possible when Eva is not even conscious? Secrets always have a way of coming to the surface no matter how hard you try to conceal them. Eva's accident heralds more than anyone imagined. A secret that had been hidden for centuries and one decision, taken by a distraught mother intended to protect the child she loves, will now shatter a conspiracy of lies and deceit. The deception is so profound it will reach into the supernatural world. Truly No Good Deed goes unpunished
OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (AND ALL MYSTERY LOVERS) REJOICE -- FATHER OF LIES is the first in an exciting new series taken directly from newly discovered files of John H. Watson, M.D., friend, biographer and colleague of England's legendary detective, Sherlock Holmes. When his brother Mycroft disappears, Sherlock Holmes is drawn into the most thrilling case of his career, one that puts his powers to the test as he goes up against the Father of Lies, the Lord of Evil himself. The stakes couldn't be higher as Holmes and Watson are sent by leaders all over the globe to battle for the very survival of mankind. An international chase will lead them from the serene rooms of London's Diogenes Club to a scenic, frozen wasteland in upper New York. The two friends will battle their way through caves and underground tunnels and even confront the magnificent Niagara Falls. Readers will love this eerie journey into the lair of the most diabolical villain ever. The immortal pair's friendship -- indeed, their very lives -- will be threatened by the Father of Lies, a cunning creature who would drain every ounce of their willpower and courage. Along the way they -- and readers -- will meet memorable characters. Like Wiggins, former head of the Baker Street Irregulars, now all grown up! Everyone in this powerful narrative, heroes and villains and supernatural beings, will linger in readers' memory. Fans of Laurie R. King, Anthony Horowitz, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse, Sherry Thomas, Willia ...
Dealing with anxiety and a dysfunctional family is bad enough, but it gets worse when Hera is kidnapped and taken to a mysterious house secluded in the middle of a forest. There she meets Aethen, the leader of the Ashar Coven, claiming to be a psychic vampire who feeds on human energy. If that’s not shocking enough, he insists that not only is she a psychic vampire as well, but also the High Priestess destined to lead the fight in a supernatural war. The Ashar Prophecy declares that Hera will Awaken in order to save her kind. If she fails, her people will be destroyed, shattering a long, intricate past. Hera’s role--and survival--become more complicated as her attraction to Aethen grows stronger each day. Hera is now trapped in a war between two vampire factions; one vicious and bloodthirsty, the other territorial and shrouded in secrets. Her future--and the future of her coven--rests in her hands. Will she find the strength to fulfill her destiny even if the secrets surrounding the Ashar Prophecy hide a terrible truth?
When the gods come calling, you don’t get to say no. Patrick Collins is three years into a career as a special agent for the Supernatural Operations Agency when the gods come calling to collect a soul debt he owes them. An immortal has gone missing in New York City and bodies are showing up in the wake of demon-led ritual killings that Patrick recognizes all too easily from his nightmares. Unable to walk away, Patrick finds himself once again facing off against mercenary magic users belonging to the Dominion Sect. Standing his ground alone has never been a winning option in Patrick’s experience, but it’s been years since he’s had a partner he could trust. Looking for allies in all the wrong places, Patrick discovers the Dominion Sect’s next target is the same werewolf the Fates themselves have thrown into his path. Patrick has been inexplicably attracted to the man from their first meeting, but desire has no place in war. That doesn’t stop Patrick from wanting what he shouldn’t have. Jonothon de Vere is gorgeous, dangerous, and nothing but trouble—to the case, to the fight against every hell, and ultimately, to Patrick’s heart and soul. In the end, all debts must be paid, and Patrick can only do what he does best—cheat death. A Ferry of Bones & Gold is a 115k word m/m urban fantasy with a gay romantic subplot and a HFN ending.
As far as apartments go, roommates Stella and Charlotte “Bronte” believe theirs to be just fine. Sure, they hate taking the stairs up to the third floor, especially after grocery shopping. And yes, the apartment staff could be a bit nicer. All things considered though, it’s not a bad place to live. Then they realize it’s haunted. Which isn’t all that bad, really. Cyril and Oliver are polite, charming, and respectful. Sure, they have to get used to seeing shadows in the corner of their eyes or hearing voices whispering from out of nowhere. But at least there aren’t cockroaches in the kitchen and the neighbors aren’t loud. Things seem positively hunky-dory. Until Oliver and Cyril begin seeing shadows, hearing growls. Then all four are left wondering: can ghosts be haunted themselves?
Demons. Witches. Devils. Friends, or Foes? Find out who survives in Dark Winter 2 The terror rises and then some in Dark Winter: Crescent Moon Romilly protected the Mirror of Souls and won a decisive victory over the demons of Gorswood. She believes her job is done, and prepares to leave her hometown. The demon within her, however, stays ”" and leaves Romilly no chance to find happiness, peace and love. A humiliated Toril is unable to move on. The young witch wants vengeance no matter what the cost. Toril raises the stakes in a cat-and-mouse game with the enemy where only one can emerge victorious. Beth faces an internal struggle to stay true to her faith whilst needing to do what is right. When an old adversary resurfaces to challenge her, maybe even having God on her side will not be enough. With the nightmares becoming all too real, Romilly, Toril and Beth can no longer tell friend from foe. When the terrors of the night become the terrors of the day, who will be left standing for the final showdown? Dark Winter: Crescent Moon, is the second installment of the Dark Winter Trilogy. AUTHOR NOTES: Not suitable for young readers. Story has elements of sex, strong fantasy horror and psychological horror, scenes of violence throughout and infrequent but strong swearing. Dark Winter: Crescent Moon is upper / middle YA, suitable for people fifteen years and older.
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.
A vampire born of evil. A beautiful young maiden. Mirela vows to follow her vampire love beyond death, so must enter another realm to be with him. An ancient prophecy foretold that Mirela would unite with the vampire prince. He was her destiny and her soul mate. He has fought for centuries against the evil ruler of the underworld. It has been a long, bloody battle and it’s not over yet. The vampire prince is faced with unforeseen challenges, and the burden of saving the kingdom rests on his shoulders. His future with Mirela, and that of the kingdom, depends on him. He faces impossible odds to hold onto a future, predicted centuries before. Can the vampire prince guide destiny and see the immortal prophecy through to the end?
Two new enemies emerge as the relationship between Amy and the new Katie evolves in unexpected ways. Katie is searching for answers; a new ally may help in her quest. Amy finds herself taking on a powerful adversary without the help of her partner. An old nemesis returns in an unforeseen twist in this thrilling continuation of the CULL - Bloodline.
My name is Harlow, and I am the loser who got suckered into the worst job in history. I am a gargoyle huntress. Thanks to a tiny bit of vandalism, I now wrestle wayward bitey devils back to their perches at way-too-early o’clock. But lately, something has gone wrong. Gargoyles all over the country are flying the coop, if you will. When a handsome stranger blows into town trying to convince me that this is my problem, I'd rather tell him to piss off. But I don’t have a choice. My gargoyles are vanishing too--including the one that contains a real live demon who possessed me years ago. In order to get to the bottom of this strange disturbance, I have to strap on my boots and grab my trusty net. It's gargoyle hunting time.
A Mysterious book. A Magical world. An urgent request.
When Tahendra discovers a worn journal, it stirs flashbacks of a life shes never known. Determined to help, despite fleeting memories and uncertainty, Tahendra rallies her friends.
The world of her birth is collapsing, and the magic dissipating.
Will she overcome her self-doubt in time to repair the damage? Will she and her friends acquire their magic in time to rescue the Ancient World, or will they be caught in certain catastrophe?
Who Guards the Angel?
Richard Eastman wasnt looking for redemption. He was content drowning his memories of the Gulf War, his dead brother, and a father whose love had always seemed unattainable. But when an angel whose wings have been sawn off arrives in his life, Captain Eastman makes a decision:
Save the angel and return her wings or die trying.
In search of the wingless angel, Eastman battles demonic henchmen on the streets of San Francisco, venturing down to the deepest levels of Hell, all the way to Lucifers throne. For Captain Richard Eastman, the only way home is death or victory; the only way to redemption is to help his angel and retrieve her missing wings.
Salazar, a descendent of Serena McKay, seems to be the only one who understands that his city, August City, faces apocalyptic annihilation while its wealthiest citizens are spirited away and to safety by spaceships.
Is there any hope?
•The wealthiest residents have fled.
•An unprecedented and unprovoked air raid shatters August City.
•A biological toxin is released on Earth.
Is there any safe place to hide?
Fortunately, Salazar remembers the stories his grandmother told about a city beneath August City, possibly a safe place to weather an unparalleled attack. But, as he leads his mother to this proposed shelter, they are attacked by crazed residents who have inhaled toxic fumes that alter their personalities and turned common men into killers.
Can Salazar and his mother find safety before these madmen kill them both? Is there a future worth fighting for?
A slave to the archdemon known as the Director, Ingrid has spent her life forced to project fantasies for alpha werewolves and master vampires, sometimes becoming a victim of those fantasies herself. Now she's determined to break free. All that she needs is a little cooperation and magical help from her powerful and very sexy production manager, Mack. Mack protects his troupe and powers the theta performances with his axis energy. He makes sure every show goes smoothly for the actors and the audience, he keeps the quality up so that ticket sales are good and The Director's happy, and most important, he makes sure none of his actors does anything that might get them retired—another word for executed. But this sexy new leading lady is causing trouble, using too much power, running experiments with her magic, endangering them all. When Mack attempts to put a stop to Ingrid's reckless behavior, Ingrid and Mack find they're connected in a way neither one of them could have imagined, forcing Mack to finally listen to Ingrid's plans for a life free from the Director's tyranny. (Playing with Passion was previously published under author name, Gayle Parness.)
Finding him was easy. Figuring him out is the hard part. Only one thing could make nineteen-year-old Hadley Hawthorn leave her house for the first time in two years—revenge. The Isa fae murdered her entire family, so the promise of ending their control over witches like Hadley is too sweet to resist. All she needs to do is find Kason Fields, a human who’s supposedly the key to ending Isa fae power. Hadley’s hacking skills and her patience level of zero make that part simple. But when she inadvertently leads the Isa fae straight to Kason’s doorstep, things get complicated. Now, it’s up to her to keep them both two steps ahead of the murderous fae. But staying close to the secretive Kason unfurls something even stronger than Hadley’s need for revenge—hope. When the Isa fae close in, though, hope may not be enough to keep them both alive.
Bound to prophecy, his destiny balanced on an arrow’s tip. With the Bow of Hart in hand, Athson is hunted by his enemies. His mistakes haunt him as much as his past. Hastra the Withling reveals Eloch will send an arrow for the bow. Magdronu plots to thwart the prophecy as his trolls attack Auguron City. But when the arrow arrives, it is from an unexpected source and lands in unforeseen hands. Events twist like an arrow in flight. Can Athson overcome his past and use the Bow of Hart as intended? The archer and the bow await the coming arrow… If you like epic fantasy read The White Arrow because it's a "fabulous conclusion..."
Three full-length Amazon bestselling fantasy novels in one collection: The Tower's Alchemist, Dark Rift, and Circadian Circle. Be a spy. Save the world. If only it were that simple. The Nazis have unleashed occult forces throughout Europe, and the Allies are forced to recruit wizards to help them fight in the streets of Europe and in the shadows. Among them is the battle weary spy, Isabella George, a Gray Tower dropout trained in Alchemy. Longing for retirement and a life of peace, she accepts one final job-extract a deadly warlock from Nazi occupied France and prevent him from unleashing an alchemical weapon that will devour the continent. But France is crawling with the Cruenti, vampiric warlocks who feed off other wizards. When things don't go according to plan, one Cruenti sets his deadly eyes on her. Plans within plans. Plots versus counter-plots. Heists gone wrong, Vatican wizards, and the greatest manipulation of history that has ever been seen, is just a taste of what Isabella George is in for, in this action-packed supernatural spy thriller.
Some vampires have trouble figuring out how they want to spend eternity, but playboy Michael Odell isn’t one of them. He knows exactly what he wants: fine wines and beautiful women fuel his passion and he’s made it his mission to sample as many of either as he can. Fate has other ideas. One night, on his way home, Michael discovers a woman lying face-down in an alley, who is losing the fight to live. There’s only one way of saving her: The Ritual. Little does Michael know that this little act of mercy is going to change his life forever and before long he finds himself falling for the curvy stranger.
Anna doesn’t remember how she ended up discarded at death’s door in a dark alley, only that she woke up there. She doesn’t even know her last name. After coming face-to-face with her gorgeous rescuer, she passes out again and finds herself in a lavish mansion with a new lease on eternal life.
An otherworldly tale with indelible characters in a realistic wartime setting. Hoffmans novel sublimely fuses world history and Jewish folklore.---Kirkus Reviews
In the fires of World War II, a child must save his people from darkness…
Ten-year-old Uriel has always been an outcast. Born mute in a Jewish village known for its choir, he escapes into old stories of his people, stories of angels and monsters. But when the fires of the Holocaust consume his village, he learns that the stories he writes in his golden notebook are terrifyingly real.
In the aftermath of the attack, Uriel is taken in by Uwe, a kind-hearted linguist forced to work for the commander of the local Nazi Police, the affably brutal Major Brandt. Uwe wants to keep Uriel safe, but Uriel cant stay hidden. The angels of his tales have come to him with a dire message: Michael, guardian angel of the Jewish people, is missing. Without their angel, the Jewish people are doomed, and Michaels angelic brethren cannot search for him in the lands corrupted by Nazi evil.
With the lives of millions at stake, Uriel must find Michael and free him from the clutches of the Angel of Death...even if that means putting Uwe in mortal danger.
The Book of Uriel is a heartbreaking blend of historical fiction and Jewish folklore that will enthrall fans of The Book Thief and The World That We Knew.
Some see Alec Winters as a breathtaking, amazing angel, a savior. Others see him as a mind-blowing nightmare, the most terrifying demon their minds could ever conjure. An Alec Winters Series is a dark-fantasy, vengeance-driven 4-book thriller series, beginning with Prelude, a behind-the-scenes look at Alec’s life as a New Orleans teen-jock. In Crescent City, Alec rescues innocent victims and crushes the loathsome, corrupt men responsible for their suffering. In Port City, Alec’s job took him to Mobile, Alabama...and now, he travels to Melbourne, Florida in the final installment, Harbor City. Finish Alec's controversial story in this emotionally-charged series -- you won’t want to miss the ending. Not for the faint of heart; not recommended for those under the age of 17.
It’s time to get your witch on…. More than one million words of witchy goodness! Get ready to be transported with this magical boxed set of stories from NY Times, USA Today, and national bestselling authors! In this collection, you’ll find witches, wizards, and warlocks, along with vampires, shifters, and other creatures of the night.
A world held in shackles, bound by a mysterious fog.
A place where the practice of magic has been forbidden.
Something old is stirring. A mysterious force that threatens to upset a balance older than anyone can remember.
For nearly one thousand years, magic and its practitioners have been outlawed. They have been banished to the fringe by an increasingly corrupt and insolvent royal decree. When the criminals outlaw magic, sorcerers become outlaws.
The center cannot hold though. Every day now, the whispers about change grow louder.
"Tales From Fog World" is a prequel collection for the brand new, epic fantasy series, Fog World. These five short novellas reveal a world hanging on the brink, teetering on the edge of catastrophic changes.
"A snarky, action-packed, and entertaining read!" - Betwixt the Pages
"I am in love with Pandora, she is badass!" - E.A. Walsh
"A story of teenage love, betrayal, double crossing and danger..." - Splashes Into Books
Even the hottest love can turn a girl cold-blooded...
Life's tough for a vampire thief on the run--just ask Pandora Scott, she knows. Four years ago she ran away from home after everyone she loved betrayed her. But now her annoyingly grown up (and handsome) ex boyfriend is stalking her, begging her to return. A mysterious vamp with a particularly dangerous (and sexy) stare keeps popping unexpectedly into her life. The extremely powerful head vampire of New York is hunting her down because she may (or may not) have broken into his highly-secure, highly-secretive personal vault. And the fate she's been trying to outrun? Well, it's about to catch up. Because even a super-speedy vamp with the ability to disappear can't escape her own destiny.
A brand new spinoff to Midnight Fire, a bestselling series with over 200,000 copies sold and over 5000 5-star reviews on Goodreads! Fans will enjoy special appearances from Kira, Luke and Tristan while falling in love with the new characters and new adventure of Midnight Ice.
*Please note, you do not need to read the books of Midnight Fire to enjoy Frost (Midnight Ice Book ...
Mistakes were made. Now it’s time to pay the price. Werewolf Aric is losing his mind—literally. The incomplete mate bond with Divina is slowly killing him, and soon, it’ll become unbearable for her, too. He’s determined to do whatever it takes to make things right with his one true love. Now all he has to do is find her. But when his witch slips up and risks exposing the paranormal world to humans, Aric will need to do the unthinkable to save her and every other magical being on the planet. He’ll have to work with the vampire of the prophecy, who just happens to be his mate’s ex. Mistakes were made. He made them. And if the price of atonement is more than Aric’s able to pay? Well, he’ll destroy that bridge when (and if) he gets to it…
There are exactly one hundred halls of magic to choose from. Ever since our parents were killed I knew exactly which hall was for me.
Aurelia "Aurie" Silverthorne is one of the best and brightest to ever apply to the Hundred Halls, the only magical university in the world. To be accepted, she must pass grueling trials that claim the lives of aspirants every year.
But more than her desire to practice magic is at stake.
Aurie's little sister has been courting powerful forces in hopes of protecting herself from the beings that killed their parents, but alliances come with complications. As things spiral out of control, and dangerous foes arise at every turn, Aurie knows t ...
Demonspell,, or Curse of the Everlasting Relatives. is the first novel in the Sunspinners series. Along with a big house and income, Elaine inherits five immortal relatives who need constant attention. Try keeping a husband with that set of in-laws. Yes, she has tried. Twice. And failed. Now, just when she meets a new guy, a band of demons demand that Elaine and her family leave Seattle immediately, alive or dead. From the author of the award-winning urban fantasy Mudflat series, here is another series set in contemporary Seattle, across town. Matthews has been published by Avon, Dell, Holt, Putnam and Silhouette.
The Ghost of Normandy Road (Award Winner (Silver) - Readers Favourite International Book Contest 2016 - YA Horror) : Haunted Minds: I is a ghost mystery thriller suspense for teens to adults from British Horror fiction author John Hennessy. Especially good for Halloween, it's a dark fairy tale that could be read at any time of year. Synopsis:- Three Legends. One True Horror. An old house stands on Normandy Road, uncared for and uninhabited for years, until one day, believing an urban legend that no-one dares to live there, a young boy decides to cross its threshold. Yet the house is far from empty - within its walls, a terrible evil has been disturbed. It will take one brave soul three of the longest nights of his life to unlock its secrets, but will he live to tell the tale? *** Although told as a work of fiction, this tale really is based on a true story. Part of the Haunted Minds series of books. A supernatural story and ghost thriller from the creator of the Dark Winter Trilogy and A Tale of Vampires Series Interview with the Author Q - So, what makes The Ghost of Normandy Road: Haunted Minds: I special? A – Anyone who loves stories will especially love ghost stories. The ones I loved best were ones that got in my head and stayed there for years afterwards. This story takes a play on legends that children are familiar with, and turns them into something terrifying. Think you know the Tooth Fairy? Think again. How about an evil Witch that roams the woods? This one is no Bl ...
Megan is a typical university student trying to figure out her place in the world, except she's studying to become a licensed vengeance demon.
Nineteen-year-old Megan Aequitas is the only vengeance demon and trickster hybrid ever born. In a world where vengeance demons are respected guardians of the Cosmic Balance, and tricksters are carefree engineers of chaos, being half and half is, well, tricky.
Determined to prove herself and keep her inner trickster in check, Megan enrolls in a prestigious vengeance training program. Wreaking karmic revenge on cheaters and crooks is more fun than she had ever imagined, until she uncovers a plot to purge the world of all "impure" creatures--including the friends and family she loves.
After a lifetime of not knowing where she belongs, Megan is discovering that her very uniqueness might be the key to prevent the imminent racial cleansing...
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
For Their Sins is a first person narrative following the life of a very unconventional 300 year old vampire. Alexandria Diego was Born in 1707 as a Venandi, a descendant of angels. Her people were charged by God to send the worst sinners to judgement. That included the soulless Mordere that are turned into vampires by more traditional means. Although Alexandria chose the path of the hunter she always longed for a quiet life. Destiny had other plans. One simple choice irrevocably changed Alexandria's life and soon all of her people knew her name. When a war broke out between her people and the Mordere Alexandria suddenly became her people's last hope of survival. Alexandria is lost and confused under the sudden weight. After agonizing over the problem she faces it head on. But when her true love is captured by the enemy nothing will stand in her way of getting him back. The only question is: is it too late?
All Loretta wants is to move to Paris, find love, and raise a house full of children. Preferably with someone kind, strong, and handsome. Everything changes when she is brutally murdered by someone she trusts, only to wake up the following day, unscathed. As Loretta struggles to make sense of her new lease on life, she builds unexpected friendships and meets the man of her dreams...but none of it will mean anything if she can’t stop the man who hurt her. Etta is a prequel novella featuring characters from both the Owens Chronicles and Gifted Chronicles Series. Fans of Cassandra Clare’s The Infernal Devices will love this historical paranormal adventure!
Aisling and Prince Drayaen return home to Ireland in time to celebrate the holidays. But their festivities are short-lived. New enemies are threatening their way of life. As dark forces swirl around them, Aisling and the prince must destroy their adversaries to protect each other and everything they love.
Jane Austen meets Lara Croft: Beatrice Knight has enough to contend with: a zebra is dead on her lawn, her horse is possessed and a gentleman has arrived with the temerity to propose to her. To top it off, her dead husband Gideon has absconded with an automaton, threatening to return for his wife. The wife in question however soon has other issues, for a killer has moved into town with a nasty habit of carving up the victims. As luck should dictate, who should be the next target but Mrs. Knight herself?
The Automaton’s Wife is the second case in “Society for Paranormals”, in which a paranormal detective refuses to let danger, death and unwanted suitors inconvenience her in the small town of Nairobi. Welcome to a cozy mystery series concerning Victorian etiquette, African mythology and the search for a perfect spot of tea. If you enjoy historical mysteries, adore Victorian steampunk, appreciate British humor, or would love to experience adventure in colonial Africa, you'll love The Automaton’s Wife.
Magic is unpredictable, some would say even dangerous. So is Adrian Cotter and his ability to make magic do just about anything - except what its supposed to. That doesn't stop Adrian from trying to make something of himself, though. He's determined to prove he can still be a hero despite everyone telling him otherwise.
That is, until hes framed for murder. Now, he's running for his life.
With the entire city chasing after him, Adrian is hunted by a menacing shadow obsessed with killing him and haunted by a mysterious voice playing games in his head. When a group of unlikely strangers takes him in, he learns the truth about his magic, things he never thought were possible. As the mysteries and lies continue to surface, Adrian uncovers a disturbing secret from his past that throws his future into uncertainty. Will he ever find out the truth? How far is he willing to go to become the hero he's always wanted to be?
Lark has a secret. She can see the vampires hiding among us for what they really are: sharp-toothed, blood-sucking demons. If her secret ever gets out, she'll likely find herself on the menu and be left bloodless in some back alley before she can say Namaste. Yoga is the only thing that helps her find balance in her crummy life; a way of staying in touch with her inner goddess. But she is closer to the great Hindu goddess, Durga, than she ever imagined. A chance run-in with the most powerful vampire in the city, Mr. Crowden, leaves Lark with only two choices: fight or flight. When the arrogant vampire won't leave her alone, and dangerous rogue vampires start closing in, will she accept a life-changing deal with the devil? Her dreams of running her own studio and being safe from the demons of the night are up for grabs. But when things go from bad to worse, will she find the ancient power hiding within her before it’s too late?
Do dead girls get a happily ever afterlife? I sure hope so. Because when I wake up at Locklear, AKA Ghost Academy, that’s what I am: DEAD. Even better, I have no memories. No answers to why I’m here … other than the fact that my ghostly existence means a violent death and some unfinished business. I just need to figure out what that business IS. And my biggest supporter is also my biggest distraction: Rafe, a fox shifter with the most adorable dimples. My foxy new BFF has unfinished business of his own. He needs to find his missing sister, who’s still on the side of the living. Together, we’re on the hunt to recover my memories, save his sister, and avoid the human group that wants to exterminate all things that go bump in the night. No big deal. Right? Only, the more time I spend with Rafe, the less I want to move on. And the more time we spend together, the closer the humans seem to get to finding our location and putting us out of business--eternally speaking. The clock is ticking, but can I put my past to rest AND still get the guy? Ghost Academy is perfect for Twilight fans! Prepare for reading-related insomnia.
Time is running out on Elysa and The Order of the Anakim. A gathering gloom hangs heavy over their mystic realm as the demon hordes measure a final deathblow in their age-old struggle. Step by step, the demons murder, capture, and conjure their way to a realm unified by utter darkness. Their ruthless queen Ashtaroth, guided only by ambition and her voracious thirst for carnal pleasures, masterminds their rising tide of evil. The Order must unify its splintering members to meet the defining challenge of their history... or pass forever into oblivion. But in a world where magick, warfare, and sinister prophecies rule the day... in the night, vile enemies seek the warmth in each other's touch. At this vital juncture, Elysa's passion is lured by a wicked voice both arousing and terrifying. If the love between Elysa and Jarron is eternal, it will have to overcome pressures seen and unseen and withstand the crush of an all-out attack by demon forces. Darkness is bleeding its treachery into our world and Elysa and The Order of the Anakim must find a way to combat the gathering doom. Dark Skies will sweep legions of fantasy fiction fans into Elysa Amalfi's thrilling and treacherous world of the supernatural.
When a fairy tale ends up in a bloodbath, virtue rises.
Dinah isn’t just a private investigator, she solves unthinkable mysteries in the multiverse, and has never lost a case until her best friend becomes a victim in a series of mass murders. Someone is toying with the human race and sending threats across the cosmos.
Arik, an Oxford professor in mythology, holds the key to several secrets in the multiverse. When Dinah travels to Earth to seek help from him, they discover one of the secrets he knows could make him the next victim.
As the danger increases, so does their mutual attraction. But fate might have something else in store for them in a twist of a fairy tale.
Dark Solar is an urban fantasy trilogy, full of action, magic, science and romance.
Monsters are real - and we are their prey. Elizabeth Fox is small, dark, and deadly. As the new leader of the Steelheads, Washington’s top monster hunting team, she must face down monsters in single combat, absorb their power, and banish their spirits – or die trying. A family is slaughtered in their Seattle penthouse by a prehistoric nightmare too powerful for the cops to handle. The Steelheads are called in to destroy the monster and rescue the only survivor: a young girl who is at the center of another bloody mass murder the very next day. The girl is innocent. Whatever has control of her is not. Starring a fierce Valkyrie who must learn to rely on her teammates - a mysterious and devastatingly handsome sniper and a Marines combat veteran with an encyclopedic knowledge of monsters - Murder of Crows is set within the expansive world of the Shaman States of America. Join Liz, Inari and Jack as they take on monsters, gangsters and each other in Book One of the Seattle Steelheads series!
A museum in Mudflat is a last straw in the battle to avoid attention and it brings out the worst in the residents. Claire knows the dangers of swords and guns and black magic, but is there really such a thing as death by digital? First published October 2016, this novel is the eighth of the Mudflat Magic series and can be read as a standalone, especially by anyone who is hooked on computer games.
Would YOU be chosen? Cam Mackintosh is in his last year of a science degree at Melbourne University when he is offered the opportunity of a lifetime, the chance to help establish an entirely sustainable community on an island off the coast of Australia following a deadly outbreak. The community is presented with a clean slate; a completely new eco-village, protected from the outside world, but with much of the knowledge and technology of today. The community on August Island thrives and is established on modern values of gender equality and cultural inclusion. In their second year, Cam overcomes his personal challenges and finds love with Freyja. Life is idyllic until Freyja goes missing. Cam follows her to Scotland using Antipodes, an ancient secret, referenced by many cultures throughout history. There he connects with another sustainable community on the island of Lewis, much like his own. Strangers become friends, and he realises he has found his forever home, the place where he is genuinely "of the land". His new friends include Fraser, who shares his passion for sustainable agriculture and Laetitia, a psychologist turned teacher with a challenging past. Despite his contentment, his loyalty and commitment to Freyja continue to haunt him, and Cam travels outside the protection of the communities in search of Freyja and other communities like theirs. Now with 26 four and five-star reviews on GoodReads, Antipodes is described by one reviewer: While this falls into the ‘dyst ...
Predator. Killer. Monster. The words echo in Sunny Martin’s head each time she looks in the mirror. Since the night she was torn from her car and drained of her blood, only one fear rivals that of the hungry beast within her - the fear of exposure. Her lonely struggle to survive on the edge of the human world leads Sunny to the mountain peaks of Colorado where she meets Nicolas, the enigmatic leader of a hidden society. Their passion, tainted by betrayal, violence, and murder, reveals a shocking truth behind Sunny's savage nature, and drives her toward an agonizing Choice between her heart and the last remnant of her human soul.
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It's all very well and good destroying the world, extinguishing any spark of hope, and ruling with an iron grip of fear and black magic. But nobody told the witch that running an administration of evil would be just so… dreary. Bored with solving little people's problems and the petty squabbles of her beastly advisors, the witch quits, leaving the world in a much worse state than she found it with a new evil quest. It's time to learn how to be a good person.
There's just one teensy-tiny little problem… Being good doesn't come easily – after all, it's much easier to sacrifice babies and summon hideous demons to get things done. Seeking out her old nemesis, a legendary-hero-turned-academic (who she only imprisoned and tortured a little bit), she gives him an outlandish proposition: to help her make a dazzling transformation from wicked witch to good. It's an offer he can't refuse. The odd couple have a long, perilous journey ahead of them and a lot of psychological hang-ups to work through.
Can an evil witch ever truly be reformed – and what could possibly go wrong when you're relying on your nemesis to be your BFF?
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From Book 1: The head of Orsino Security was hired to protect her for a week. Instead, his bear wants to claim her forever.
It takes one look for bear shifter Salvatore Orsino to know that Natale Durante isn't just his client… shes his mate. His first instinct is to lay Natales curvaceous body over his shoulder, find a den, and claim her with his bite. But, this beautiful head-strong woman only grudgingly endures his protection even as she welcomes him in her bed. Hell have to set aside his bears need to mark her until hes eliminated the threat to her life. Once shes safe, hell turn all his energies convincing her that he isnt after a short-term dalliance, he wants her, with him… forever.
Natale Durante knows that Durante Fashion House is on its last legs. Her new line, designed for women of every size and shape, is her last attempt at saving her familys legacy. But there are those in high fashion who prefer that things stay the samecurves belong on the road, not the runway. When complaints and hate mail escalate to threats of bodily harm, her father hires a bodyguardSalvatore Orsino. Hes over six feet of deliciously seductive muscular male and a distraction she cant afford. One look from him and she wants her infuriatingly persistent protector to rip off her clothes with his teeth, or she might do the same to him.
Can Salvatore eliminate the threats to Natale or will he lose her before he has a chance to claim her?
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.
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?
When corporate spy Colin O’Neill receives a personal invitation from his target’s CEO to join an elite high stakes game, he fears his cover blown. But Katarina Habsburg’s interest in him is superseded by deadly intrigues with her partners and she’s forced to focus on her own survival. With his time running out, Colin must choose between finishing his mission and making his escape before the game's end in this chilling tale of industrial espionage.
Elemental magic, souls doomed to eternal reincarnation, and an ancient cult with sinister devices. Phoenyx Blake has a dark secret, one she’s repressed since her father died in a mysterious house fire a decade ago. When she wakes in a dungeon with three strangers, she’s forced to face that secret, which isn’t easy seeing as she’s dreamt about her fellow prisoner, Sebastian, all her life. The four work together to uncover the wicked intensions of their captors, only to discover they’re in greater danger than they ever could’ve imagined, and so is the rest of the world if they fail to escape. Can they master the powers they didn’t know they had before it’s too late, or will the smoldering flame between Phoenyx and Sebastian be forever snuffed out?
All is not well in paradise...
Zoey cannot forgive Pack Alpha Ryan for a wrong that hits too close to home. They’ve kept secrets from one another, but it hasn’t kept Zoey from wanting Ryan with the same intensity as day one. The question is, does Ryan still want her?
Ryan will keep his Pack safe above all else. He accepted the position of Alpha, and will now play his part. Even if keeping them safe means he has to get blood on his hands.
In a story of love and revenge, can two flames come together in a time of crisis and lead a Pack and a Coven to victory or will they burn so hot, they destroy everything they have created?
Bridget Sway is newly dead. And confused. Instead of cloud cars and harp-playing cherubs, the afterlife is working a full-time job that doesn’t pay and a heinous communal living situation with housemates who have no concept of privacy or personal space. As if that wasn’t bad enough, on her first day at work Bridget finds a dead ghost stuffed in her locker. With the afterlife police looking to pin the murder on Bridget, her new best friend and ex-PI, Sabrina, suggests they solve the murder themselves. But with a handsome parole officer watching her every move and the afterlife police dogging her every step, solving the murder is easier than it sounds. If you like sassy heroines who break all the rules, laugh out loud humour and whodunnits that keep you guessing until the very end, then tag along with Bridget Sway on her afterlife adventures.
A choice was made. Now it’s time to reap the rewards…or suffer the consequences… It was all happening according to plan. Rori chose power over love, and as a result, put himself in the running to be the next emperor of all vampires. Then someone threatened to expose his witch (along with all other paranormal creatures) to humans…unless he gave up his claim to the throne, that is. That’s when everything fell apart. The Council has no idea what Rori did to keep Divina safe, and if they find out, the consequences will be deadly. It’ll take all his power, connections, and the help of his loyal guard to protect everyone and everything he holds dear. But with time running out and enemies circling, can Rori survive long enough to complete the prophecy and maybe—just maybe—get a second chance at true love while he’s at it?
A Russian Night Witch has a life-or-death choice to make. A German driven by vengeance. Working together, can they defeat the Third Reich?
Russian-Japanese pilot Aleksandra Rybakov searches for her place in the world and finds it as a Night Witch. After a fatal crash during the Battle of Kursk, she is offered a second life with the bonus of immortality by the Norse goddesses Freyja and Idunn, but there’s a catch. To defeat an army of monsters, she must find her courage and believe in herself or lose everyone she loves.
German resistance fighter Jakob Matthau saw his life ripped away when his parents were thrown into a Nazi death camp. Fueled by anger and vengeance, every battle he wins is one step closer to freeing his family. When the beautiful Night Witch Aleksandra introduces him to a world filled with magic and monsters, can they win the most difficult battle of their lives or will billions die in Hitler’s final solution?
Soulmates, fate, happily ever after. It’s all bull. At least it feels like it to, ex Navy Seal, J.T. Kirkland. A witch trained in battle magic, his affinity for water has made him the perfect seaman much to his family’s dismay. For J.T. working for the Supreme Witch’s Council was not on the agenda. Neither was falling for the hottest dame he’d ever seen, Tessa Windham.
The farmer’s daughter from Kansas moves to the big city to find adventure and do her duty with the American Witch’s Council. What is a bored secret agent to do? Certainly not lose her heart to a charming smile and devastating blue eyes, but lose it she did until J.T. left for war.
Fifty years later they meet again. Only Tessa doesn’t remember her Navy man. Can J.T. break through the barriers which cloud Tessa’s mind to discover the truth about their estranged past, or will they forever be together, but miles apart?
It's either the end of her life, or the saving of everyone else's. What would you do if the undead were after you? A spine chilling thriller of a girl's fight to survive in this best selling survival horror Romilly Winter is no ordinary heroine, just a reluctant one. She has a gift. She can see the future. But can she see far enough? The world in which she lives is under attack ”" the dead are rising, and evil follows her at every turn. Will she be able to save herself ”" and the world?” ˃˃˃ What other reviewers said. "I've read quite a few paranormal genre books, but I never got scared this much. " "Expected something similar to Twilight (with a touch of darkness, but ultimately light and fluffy); instead I discovered a genuinely creepy and suspenseful story" "A must-read for anyone who loves horror or suspenseful books." "I don't read horror stories, but if you don't take a chance and step out of a comfort zone you could be missing out on a great read. Dark Winter is one of those books. " "My mind is still reeling. Zombies and demons and serial killers! Lots of scares and graphic depictions of horror that Wes Craven would have loved to bring to life had he lived to read this book." ˃˃˃ High kicks and martial arts jinks don't work against zombies... But that doesn't stop Bruce Lee loving Romilly from trying. Find out how she fights the most terrifying of demons in this best selling paranormal horror trilogy.
Time is running out. Change is coming, and the worlds will never be the same. Surviving her ordeal on Drimera was only the beginning. Forced to pick up the remains of her life and move on, Dahlia returns to her vigilante ways: hunting monsters by the cover of darkness. Backed by a new team, she vows to keep the streets safe while training to harness the eye’s abilities. But the city has become a time bomb, and every day the clock ticks faster—as the creatures pour in and the blight spreads. Dahlia worries she will never be enough to stop the impending destruction. How can she be the answer to saving them all? Already stretched thin, Dahlia shies away from investigating the Sentinel’s latest murder spree. But the victims’ identities confound her. And the fragile thread tying the postmortem mutilations to Ella Chandler is impossible to ignore. Compelled to unravel the truth, what she uncovers only deepens the mystery. Who engineered the sinister plot? Why does everything lead back to that first case—the one that brought Dahlia out of the shadows and into the light? Slash & Burn is the 4th book in the Nite Fire Series.
Katie goes through a change that could cost her her life! Amy takes on odds far in excess of her ability to handle them. She's completely off-the-rails. This is NOT the Amy Bree you think you know. For Katie, her most feared enemy is far closer to home than she could have ever imagined. She also learns a secret that will shake her to her very core! And has SANTA gone over to the enemy? This and MUCH MORE in this explosive FINALE to the series.