What’s buried in the sand has slept for centuries. Some things should never be exhumed... When Egyptologist Samuel Clayton inherits a gold talisman with unusual markings, he’s driven to uncover its secrets. Where did it come from? What do they mean? And why when receiving it did a flood of forgotten memories and the ethereal red-headed beauty—who had seduced him in his youth—return with malice? His alliance with a questionable organisation, a team of scientists with agendas, and nightmarish visions plague him. Undeterred and locked within a destiny that will either consume or destroy him, he finds himself face to face with a vampire, whose very existence is tied to his past. Love, loss, and twisted truths have weaved through the vampire Kesha’s long life, and now an old threat is at her door. Pulled from her sanctuary in Scotland, she knows what must be done. She must stop the rising to keep the status quo and kill the one responsible. Then she meets the one who brings the dead to their deeds. The one they call Anubis. What is he to her? What justice is to be served, and on who? The narrative of Samuel and Kesha winds through time to weave a rich, expansive world, revealing a tale of love, loss, lies and the very heart of human existence. Not all is as it seems. Truth has been corrupted and lies given seed. A thrilling read for fans of Anne Rice, Wilbur Smith, Dan Brown, J.R. Ward or Deborah Harkness. Warning 18+ ★★★★★ – “A thrilling genre-blending tale of archaeology, vampir ...
"Your son’s invisible friend is not imaginary." Kate’s little boy has a new buddy, one even he can’t see. Can’t hear. Can’t feel. Yet, it’s feeding him information about the world. And about the future. He is using this thing, this undetectable entity, to advance at school. And to help Kate gamble. Despite her addiction.
But, for every morsel of knowledge, his friend demands a favor in return. And those favors are growing increasingly cruel and depraved. It is only a matter of time until people start to die.
How can Kate defeat an entity that knows her plans before she thinks of them? How does she rid her son of a buddy who helps him more than she can? And what if her son doesn’t want to say goodbye?
For a paranormal mystery with a psychic entity that may tear apart a single mother and her young son, grab your copy of Best Buddies today.
The Devil Pulls the Strings, described as The Librarians meet The Magicians is a 76,000-word epic fantasy adventure set in modern-day Wentzville, MO, New York City, and 1813 Genoa, Italy, where time travel, twisted history, Slavic mythology, secret societies, Paganini’s music and one haunted hero collide.
Paganini born in 1782, was the world's first Rockstar of his day, known as the world's greatest violinist who revolutionized violin technique. And rumor has it, his mother gave Paganini's soul to the Devil so Paganini could be the world's greatest violinist.
Imagine a world where that's true.
Then you'd be immersed in the world of The Devil Pulls the Strings..
Boone Daniels (22) has problems, debilitating panic attacks, gut-wrenching guilt, a wendigo haunting him since age six, and now he almost killed his best friend in a joust. But when he fills in for his injured friend at a New York gig, he goes to meet the gig’s contact at his NYC brownstone and a body falls from the brownstone balcony and the place explodes with gunfire. Boone barely escapes but uncovers a sinister plot to perform a rare Paganini piece that summons the Devil to trap Baba Yaga and destroy modern-day New York City.
He finds himself on a race through time to capture the cursed melody. Along the way, a Romani immortal, steampunk vampires and Baba Yaga set the stage for war, and Boone shall have to risk death for redemption. Because all Boone wants is to keep a pro ...
“Swathed in small-town gossip and values, the fantastical novel - combines murder mystery, magic, and mayhem for an exciting tour of a family’s history and trauma.” - 5 stars, Clarion review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Trouble and Magic comes in Threes. The Rowan siblings, Vic, Pip, and Liam, must solve their mother's murder to heal a haunted past in this emotional page-turner.Reviewers are calling the book: an emotional page-turner that they could not put down. "Hooked from the first page" and "kept you on the edge of your seat." "Spellbinding."
Fans of Practical Magic, The Witches of New York, Twin Peaks, and those who dream of visiting Star Hollow will enjoy.
⭐ NOTE: Trigger warnings, see listing for details.
⭐ GENRE: Magical Realism, contemporary, women's fiction, and literary fiction.
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!
A collection of tales blending characters through a journey into the unknown. Colors of the Soul, six stories of heightened emotions, mixes the supernatural with dark themes, and a mysterious German shepherd as a guide. Each story stands on its own, but each will have you turning the page for more.
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?
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?
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…
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.
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.
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.
Whispers in the dark. Vague clues. Deadly threats. As currents of unrest flow throughout the kingdom of Andrea, Raina Swiftmain holds knowledge that could save her people. But can she find the missing links and discover the location of the lost prince? Dare she trust a knight who claims to hold the answers she needs? Raina and her two unlikely companions face peril on every side as she seeks to fulfill her family's quest. Join Raina as she discovers faith, falls into the arms of trouble, turns thetide of a kingdom, and finds humor in the worst situations.
It's the year 2268 in the Kingdom of Canard. Jason has earned enough rewards to secure a beautiful girlfriend and lavish lifestyle. Until his unforgivable mistake. Now they’re trying to kill him. In a world where a person’s worth is measured by points and evil lurks around every corner, who will win the game of survival?
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.
My Gran used to say, “There are times when the only way out is a lead pill.” These are stories when things got that bad. A Lead Pill is the second collection of short stories from a HARD PLACE. Stories of loneliness and betrayal, of false hope and shattered dreams, of gifts and regrets, of love and accidental kindness. Each story follows separate paths that lead to the understanding that sometimes the only solution is a lead pill. A life of stacked years never knowing that it was all in service to a memory in Service Up. What do you do when life has outlived the reason to be alive in Tired of Living. Finding love in the strangest places can lead to some strange results in Passing it Forward. The desperate do desperate things that they soon come to regret in Haymaker. She wanted the power, she just didn’t want to be used by it in The Refusal. All your life you have wanted something but maybe you didn’t know what that was in The Touch. His love of numbers led him to ask for something that turned out to be something else entirely in Adding it up.
Shutterbug Allison Lee is trying to survive high school while suffering the popular girl's abuse. Her life is often abysmal, but at least her green hair is savage. Her talent for photography is recognized by the school paper and the judges of a photo contest. While visiting her friend Joe, a homeless vet, Allison's life irrevocably changes after an attack leaves her blind. All her dreams as a photojournalist are dashed as she realizes she'll never see again. Despair sets in until she is offered an experimental procedure to restore her vision. But there are side effects, or are they hallucinations? She now sees dragons accompanying some of the people she meets. Can she trust her eyes, or has the procedure affected her more than she can see?
United States, 2072 With the country under the threat of war, a group of time-traveling government agents devise a risky plan to keep their families safe. But transporting hundreds of years to the past and blending in may prove much more dangerous than they expected. Cyber Criminal Enforcement Agent Christine Stewart has been to the past before and thinks she knows what to expect. She couldn't be more wrong. Life in the eighteenth century is anything but ideal, especially when they learn a rogue agent with plans to strike it rich follows them back in time. Armed with a modern-day weapon, the agent may disrupt the timeline in the most disastrous way and alter history as they know it. Now they're refugees in their own homeland, and how they proceed will determine their fate. Will they crash and burn in their race to stop the defector before it's too late?
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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!
None can resist the ravages of time. Knowledge is lost. Memories fade. But some things must never be forgotten. Over 400 years ago, twelve great warriors united the beleaguered armies of men and scoured the war-torn lands of evil, pushing the enemy back into the underground pits and caverns from whence they came. To ensure their legacy, each of the Twelve founded fortress monasteries to impart their unique knowledge of war and politics to a select few, the Knights of the Twelve. But now the last of the Twelve have long since passed from history to legend and the Knights, their numbers dwindling, are harbouring a dark and terrible secret that must be protected at all costs. Merad Reed has spent half his life guarding a great crater known as the Pit, yearning for some escape from the bleak monotony. Then the arrival of Aldarin, one of the few remaining Knights of the Twelve, sets off a chain of cataclysmic events that will change Reed forever. To the north, Jelaïa del Arelium, heiress to the richest of the nine Baronies, must learn to navigate the swirling political currents of her father’s court if she hopes one day to take his place. But the flickering flames of ambition hide the shadow of an even greater threat. And deep within the earth, something is stirring.
In 1773, the prince and princess travel across the globe on a series of secret missions, and run into unexpected danger. Aisling's magical abilities are increasing, but dark forces who seek to destroy her powers are hunting them. The prince must protect her at all costs, as they fight for survival and abiding love.
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 ...
A post-apocalyptic zombie thriller romance by International Bestselling Author, Nikita Slater. Only the strongest can survive in a hostile world ravaged by a disease that turns humans into primitives. Taran. I am the Desert Wren, a rebel bent on providing safe passage to illegal refugees entering into my Sanctuary city. If I'm caught I will be executed, but the price is worth the privilege of doing what I know is right. Except when I'm finally caught, the sentence isn’t death, it’s worse. It's my freedom. Diogo. It’s my job as Warlord to weed out the weak and sacrifice them for the good of the Sanctuary. Brutal and autocratic, I am the highest authority in this land. The only threat to my dictatorship is a rebel faction rising up from the slums of my Sanctuary. When I arrest a rebel leader, the Desert Wren, I see my redemption. My captive bride will help me guide Sanctuary into the future. What is the price of Sanctuary in a dying world and is it worth the sacrifice? Sanctuary’s Warlord is the first book in a trilogy. All three books are now available! This book is a dystopian thriller romance with sensitive subject matter that may offend some readers, please read at your own risk.
*This is General-Literary fiction and Magical Realism or Science Fiction. Death parts us all. A magical real quest to find home in a place no one can see. When a combat cameraman falls into a coma, the military takes advantage of his state by implanting new technology into his brain—technology that captures and records his thoughts. But when he wakes up two decades later, he’s left to grapple with this decision that was never his to make. Death is swift, easy. Dying? Now, that’s the hard part; stuck in limbo between painful life and merciful death, unable to move or control the outcome. It’s the ultimate torture, and something Newman Jones has had to experience for twenty years. A combat cameraman serving his last mission in Iraq, Newman is ready to finally settle down with his fiancé. But on January 1st, 2002, an IED explodes, overturning his uparmoured Humvee. Death meets all his comrades while Newman falls into a coma. Under the order of an anonymous CIA director, Newman is hidden from the world and sent to a Top Secret research facility where he is implanted with a device to capture and record his thoughts. And for twenty years, he remained there—until the day he awakened. Awake and confused, Newman’s world is shattered. When the implanted device malfunctions and Newman is called back by the doctors, he ignores their request, following the soft whispers of a sacred crow to guide him home. The device continues streaming his thoughts to the military so the doctors sent for ...
The return of the world's first Artificially Intelligent Private Investigator, Raymond 3000. Sentenced with other Andro-Americans to a concentration camp for alleged crimes against the state, Raymond is temporarily freed to help find who is behind a series of terrorist bombings targeting the city.