I have two choices. Unleash the dark magic inside of me. Or die. I had always been an outcast. I was born without magic into one of the most powerful magical families in the world and shunned from birth. My family believed that power was worth any price and anyone without it was less than worthless. But when my powers finally erupted in a violent display, I only had two choices: embrace the darkness of my magic or run. So I ran. My rules are simple: no magic and absolutely no contact with the magical underworld. These rules have kept me safe from my family for the last year, even if that means hiding out among the humans and pretending to be one of them. But when my past catches up to me in the form of a deadly beautiful demon who wants my power for his own, my rules can’t help me. And I have to fight back or die. And power corrupts even the best intentions. Wayward Magic is the first book in the Shade and Shadows series, a fast-paced NA/YA Urban Fantasy with a snarky heroine, lots of action and a magical underworld that will leave you wanting more.
Discover the fate of Ian Troy and the realms of Mirra'kelan in the final installment of C. L. Schneider's epic fantasy trilogy, The Crown of Stones. In one fell swoop, the resistance was shattered. Lives were taken. Hope was lost. Peace slipped like grains of sand through his fingers. So did the Crown of Stones. Now, forced into hiding, Ian Troy grapples for a way to save the realm—and free its people—from the sadistic clutches of Jem Reth; Mirra’kelan’s new self-appointed emperor. Plagued with the knowledge of a tragic future, he strives to influence events and save those he cares for. But his magic has betrayed him, and Fate has other plans. Marked by the crown, hindered by the transformation spell contained within, each cast brings Ian one step closer to becoming more beast than man. Each move brings the death and destruction foretold in his vision inexplicably nearer. With Langor on the brink of war, and King Malaq’s plan for peace hanging in the balance, Ian returns to the ancient past; seeking an end to the eldring spell and a means to thwart Jem’s growing domination. What he finds there sets off a chain of revelations that leads Ian places he never thought to go. Entrusted with the future of his race, Ian becomes the linchpin for lasting change. But how much weight can one man carry? And how much is he willing to sacrifice in the name of peace?
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.
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.
Hijacked by witches, kidnapped by a dwarf and enraptured by river sprites -- will Lizzie ever manage to go home? And if she can, will she want to? Lizzie is an exhausted honor student and an enthusiastic amateur folksinger. She wakes one day in a strange and terrifying new land. The women who revive her tell her she can never go home, because they scooped her up when she was about to die. Lizzie must somehow navigate this fantastic land (where there are giants and mermaids and goblins and a really infuriating man whose best friend is a wild cat), try to determine how she got fished out of her life in the first place, and find a way, if any, to get home again. But if she does find a way — will she really want to go? "A beautiful mixture of sorcery, mythical beasts, and aliens, Lizzie in the Land Beyond is a fantastic read from beginning to end. I love the characters, the voice of Lizzie and her bumbling youthful arrogance, the larger than life Adeline, and curmudgeonly Sculdar, and the strong and silent Osric." -- Cynthia Varady on Goodreads
It's New Year's Eve, the year of 2099, but the distinguished guests aboard the Pearseus won't get to countdown seconds; soon they'll be counting bodies and survivors after the spaceship's crash landing on another planet. The good news? The planet is seemingly hospitable both in resources and in terms of the natives' attitude towards earthlings. The bad news? They might have come on this planet bare of possessions, but what they haven't been able to shed are the shortcomings of their human nature. Will that be the sole threat to a unified future, or is the new land and its first inhabitants not as innocent as they look? Schism is the prequel to the Amazon best-selling series, Pearseus.
Book Three in the time travel, fantasy romance trilogy, Highland Secrets! Her sister is lost…in the past. Three weeks after her sister goes missing, Juliette McGowan encounters her on a beach in Scotland. Her sister gives her a scroll full of claims about time travel and disappears—literally. As a sister, Jules is determined to find her. As a cop, she can’t go to the authorities. The piece of parchment declares magic exists; they’d think she’s nuts. When a mysterious woman vows she can help her get to the seventeenth century, Jules goes along with it out of desperation. He’s an infamous barbarian… Hugh MacDonald is intrigued when he finds a disoriented naked lass on the beach. She holds a scroll that was written by his rival’s wife. Clan MacLeod will pay ransom for her safe return, so he takes her captive. She challenges his authority—and his desires. What started off as a plan to anger the MacLeods ends with Hugh wanting to keep her for himself. Can Jules break free of the barbarian, find her sister and return to the future or will she give in to her attraction and desire to remain in the past?
A sultan’s daughter. A pretend prince. Can a genie make all their wishes come true? Once upon a time… When Princess Maram and street rat Aladdin meet in the marketplace, sparks fly, and Aladdin swears to move heaven and earth in order to make the lovely courtesan his wife. He steals a magic lamp with a genie inside, thinking all his troubles are over…only to find they have barely begun. Can Aladdin win the princess’s hand without losing his head?
She's a legend at 17, but only Henrietta knows the price she paid for her fame ... and it was much too high.
From the Winner of the California Fiction Writer's Book Contest comes this thrilling adventure of a young warrior on one final quest ... against an opponent she swore never to face again.
Henrietta, the legendary Dragon Slayer of Bleuve, can't face the thought of another kill. She's lost family, friends and home on her rocky road to fame. But when the young warrior is summoned by a King to retrieve the Dragon Stone from the last dragon in existence, she can't refuse--her mentor lies dying, and the healing stone is all that can save him. T ...
An insane princess who wants to rule the world. A magical artifact of terrifying power. A deadly struggle to possess it.
A hundred and fifty years have passed since the Thrall Masters nearly destroyed the land of Thac. Now the key to their vast power has been found and everyone wants it, including the Princess of Lanfor. With her flying fortress & army of dragons who could say no to her?
As if that weren’t enough, the Serpent Cult is making one last desperate bid for power. They intend to unleash an ancient evil that could destroy the entire world.
From the depths of the Darkwoods to the hidden mountain stronghold of the dark cult, the young heroes face their most perilous challenges yet. Can they stand against the might of the nation of Lanfor? If so, can they stop an evil of terrifying power from entering their world.
Harry Potter meets Indiana Jones. Will Jasper get out alive? 10 quests. If one fails, all fail. And one will never return. ... Now it's Jasper's turn. When seventeen-year-old Jasper Walker is caught up in a violent storm and flung off the roof of Gray Cliffs Academy along with nine of his school mates, he has no idea what is happening. Even stranger is the unfamiliar world he finds himself in. An alternate universe that reminds him of Africa, he’s startled to discover the year is 1675 and no one in the land of Ardhi has a clue about the world he came from. Then he meets Rylan, a magical healer who has been cursed by an evil king to age well past his time. If the curse isn’t broken, Rylan will die and time is running out… Jasper is shocked to discover he’s the only one who can break the curse. He must call on his magical powers of supernatural strength and face a multitude of challenges in order to save Rylan’s life…and return to Gray Cliffs Academy.
"A fantasy dystopia with engaging characters in a dark and dangerous society. The Hunger Games meets A Wrinkle in Time." ~Goodreads In the Industrial District of Algea, the history taught to the children is a lie. No one remembers the rule of Princess Effailya, or what happened to her. They only remember she existed before the castle disappeared. When Fale starts to receive visions that come true, she doesn't know what to do about it. Then she uses her vision to save the life of a boxer (and her crush), and they find themselves being stalked by thugs. The good news- she has the key they want. The bad news- they want her too, dead or alive. The Key of F is a fast-paced, suspenseful adventure, with a strong female lead surviving her dystopian society and solving the mystery of a hidden war, with her tight-knit group of friends and hot crush, that you won't want to put down. It's a must-read for fans who fell in love with The Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Reader series. If you're hooked on genre-blending sci-fi fantasy romance novels with action and adventure, you'll love The Key of F!
From Book 1: After Breed, an thief-assassin of small renown is chased by a dragon, tricked by a demon, almost killed by a psychopathic gang boss, and hunted by a ferocious spider, life really takes a turn for the worst.
Sentenced to five years bonded servitude to a one-handed priest magician, Breed must find the hammer of the ancient hero known only as The Hammer of the North within a year and a day...
So, with only a drug-addicted vagrant, a rat-faced child, and a timid priest for backup, Breed sets out for the mighty city of Valen and the tomb of the Hammer.
What could possibly go Wrong?
Grim, dark and funny, Dangerous To Know is an epic sword and sorcery adventure.
Heroes aren’t born. They are forged… William Reis never wanted to be a hero. His only ambition is to join the prestigious Smithing guild, something no one from his home has ever achieved. But when he discovers a pair of ancient artifacts while forging his audition piece, he accidentally unleashes a curse that only he can stop. After uncovering a secret plot against his family lineage, Will manages to trick his way into the guild under an assumed name. But when the artifact known as the Blade of Valnijz injures his cousin Duncan, he is horrified to discover that the wound is cursed. Duncan is slowly transformed into an inhuman killing machine, driven by bloodlust and rage. And only a dead god has the power to restore his humanity. Will and Myriam, a fellow guild apprentice, must undergo a treacherous journey to restore the god known as Amder to life. But as the connection between them grows, they are pursued by a sinister high priest who seeks to reignite an ancient holy war. And unless Will can stop it, everything he holds dear will burn…
All Lalune wants to do is sing. Problem is, she's underwater. Literally. This despairing mermaid needs a way out. Only a miracle will do. Monique’s exit from her blazing culinary career has left her heart raw and cold. A sizzling weekend with a sexy stranger melts her defenses. But is it enough to light her fire once again? These two stories travel from the dark depths of the ocean to a Las Vegas penthouse, connecting in a deliciously surprising twist. The Price of Desire is a steamy, standalone, novel with a blend of contemporary romance and fantasy elements. Previously released as Fish Tails & Lady Legs
What do you get when you mix a novice wizard, a reckless warrior, a sharp-tongued thief, & a saintly cleric? Swords, sorcery, & sarcasm.
Glolindir thought he knew all about magic until he came face to face with his very first monster. He only survived thanks to his new friends: a gallant warrior as talented as he is reckless, a mysterious halfling whose knives are nearly as sharp as his tongue, and a saintly gnome whose very touch can heal.
Unfortunately, that was just the beginning of their troubles. Strange things have been happening around the little town of Ravenford. Before they know it, they are up to their necks in monsters and worse.
From eerie ruins to underground caves to a ghostly forest devoid of life, they encounter the forces of darkness. Can they overcome their faults and work together to save the town, or will they die trying?
Enter a world of magic and adventure in this fun tale of heroes in the making. Perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings and Dungeons & Dragons.
From the author of the fantasy thriller Thief of Destiny and the bone-crunching sword and sorcery novella WAR PIGS sails a breakneck tale of adventure on the high seas and the devils waiting beneath it! Already a legend among the corsairs of the Silver Coast, Captain Ngala of The Gamka and his cutthroats ply the Mirror Sea for glittering spoil, threading between the vengeance of the unforgiving ocean and the justice of the western empires always at their back. On the run after a night raid, success is in reach when his ship is moored in the mysterious Shallow Bay. The crew’s terror multiplies as the dreaded song of a deadly brine-singer echoes across the waves, summoning a terrifying monster from the depths. Against the murderous onslaught of the horrific beast and the mystery of the enchanted singer, Ngala must stem a rising mutiny as desperation and bloodshed spawns fear and betrayal. Every secret, no matter how deep, must be unearthed to end the curse of Shallow Bay. With his ship, crew, and very family at stake, how far will Ngala go to rescue everyone and everything he loves? For fans of Pirates of the Caribbean and Conan the Barbarian, voyage deep into the epic unknown in The Curse of Shallow Bay!
The gnomes aren't out of the woods yet. Just when they think things are going well, the game AIs go and change everything. In a race against time, Yllo and her friends need to find all the races artifacts' to safe guard their Kingdom. The stakes are higher in her real life and her virtual one. They make new friends and enemies, as they narrow in on the person behind the gnomes problems. Can be read without reading the first book, although the first book introduces the characters and the Gnome Land. Is LitRPG and makes light use of game mechanics, stats and items.
After dragons attacked, the city of Athena rose from the ashes of Chicago. With Athena, a new program to protect the city began. Project name: Daughter of Athena. Female dragonslayers that are created, not born. Amara is the top Daughter of her class. When Athena is attacked by a militant group, Amara learns more than she bargained for. Everything is not what it seems; with the dragons or with the government. Amara must decide which path to take as she struggles with learning the truth about herself.
Stabbed. Burned by a dragon. Abandoned for the windrocs to pick over. The traitor Ra’aba tried to silence Hualiama forever. But he reckoned without the strength of a dragonet’s paw, and the courage of a girl who refused to die. Only an extraordinary friendship will save Hualiama’s beloved kingdom of Fra’anior and restore the King to the Onyx Throne. Flicker, the valiant dragonet. Hualiama, a foundling, adopted into the royal family. The power of a friendship which paid the ultimate price. This is the tale of Hualiama Dragonfriend, and a love which became legend.
"Avatar the Last Airbender meets Ender's Game" The planet Ethos is at war with a mysterious enemy known as the Splicers. Their only successful defense is the Prime Initiative. All newborns with the compatible genetic code are taken from their families and injected with the Prime Stimulus. Those that survive the injection, develop extraordinary abilities and are conscripted into the military for training. After turning twelve, Aidan is moved to the upper-class at the Mount Fegorio Prime Training Facility. His special gifts allow him unprecedented success in the virtual training simulations, advancing him further than any prime cadet in history. No one knows what lies after sim 299, not even Director Tuskin, the ruthless and reclusive planetary ruler. But something, or someone, has been guiding Aidan to the sim 299. If he can pass the final tests, he may discover the key to ending the Splicer War.
After Breed, a thief-assassin of small renown, is chased by a dragon, tricked by a demon, almost killed by a psychopathic gang boss and hunted by a ferocious spider life really takes a turn for the worst.
Sentenced to five years bonded servitude to a one-handed priest magician, Breed must find the hammer of the ancient hero known only as the Hammer of the North within a year and a day…
And so, with only a drug-addicted vagrant, a rat-faced child, and a timid priest for back up, Breed sets out for the mighty city of Valen and the tomb of the Hammer.
What could possibly go wrong?
Grim, dark and savagely funny, Dangerous To Know is an epic, sword and sorcery adventure.
They don't know their own magic... 10 quests. If one fails, all fail. And one will never return. ... Melissa is the first. Lost and bewildered after being unceremoniously dumped by her boyfriend, seventeen-year-old Melissa wants nothing more than to curl up with her pain. But then she’s summoned by the headmaster of Gray Cliffs Academy and finds herself on the roof in the middle of a wild and tumultuous storm. Before she realizes what is happening, a vicious wind sends her flying through the darkness and she lands in the frozen north. It is then she discovers the true meaning of feeling lost. Though full of mystery and magic, there is something sinister about this strange new world… All Melissa wants is to return home, but first she must learn the rules of this strange new reality and how they will help her in her quest. Before it’s too late and she’s stuck in this place ... forever. FINDING MAGIC SERIES 10 thrown into quests. If one fails, all fail. And one will never return. Join the spell-binding adventure, fantasy, action of all 10 quests now! Melissa's Quest book 1 Reese's Quest book 2 Jasper's Quest book 3 Elijah's Quest book 4 Dylan's Quest book 5 Natasha's Quest book 6 Piper's Quest book 7 Rebecca's Quest book 8 Alex's Quest book 9 Annalise's Quest book 10 All books in the FINDING MAGIC young adult portal fantasy series are standalone and can be read in any order.
Everyone's afraid of the dark. Now, there's a reason to be. Lux and his younger brother Lunam enjoy the full freedom of the simple life and all the childhood adventures offered by growing up in a small village in a picturesque glen. Life is tranquil, peaceful, and just about perfect—except for one formidable fact… Every day is followed by night. And, with the night, comes the DARKNESS. Slowly shrouding the valley and relentlessly seeping into every nook and cranny on its nightly rampage, the darkness returns to feast on its victims. No man, woman, child, animal—or even, insect—is safe. The darkness consumes all; the darkness's hunger is never satisfied. When the sun falls from the sky, the villagers, young and old, must take to arms, guarding their homes, loved ones, and livestock with every ray of light they can muster. Even young Lux and Lunam are well-soldiered in their responsibilities to safeguard themselves and their parents during the nightly vigil, the nightly fight to live to see another day. It's always been this way—the truths and ritual passed down from generation to generation since ancient times. No one dares question why. Nothing can change the frightening fact of the lives of the villagers or emancipate them from their singular foe—nothing, except a child's imagination and a curiosity as immutable as the darkness's own appetite. There's just one truth guiding every man, woman, and child to strive to see another day: "Darkness Comes but Once a Night."
Even gods fall in love. Except Djet, a 4000 year powerful shape changing sorcerer, who manages to so enrage his sister Hathor, the goddess of love, with his ignorance of matters of the heart, she strips him of his powers and locks him in a tomb. Audrey Delany is a student at the American University in Cairo, majoring in Papyrology and flunking out in love, because she has a fatal attraction to violent men... When these two wind up working together in the dungeon of the Cairo Museum, sparks fly in more ways than one, because Djet is dying and his world is under threat, and unless he can figure out how to break the curse of his Exile he will die and his world descend into Chaos…
Ruins on Stone Hill
What do you get when you mix a novice wizard, a reckless warrior, a sharp-tongued thief, & a saintly cleric? Swords, sorcery, & sarcasm.
Glolindir thought he knew all about magic until he came face to face with his very first monster. He only survived thanks to his new friends: a gallant warrior as talented as he is reckless, a mysterious halfling whose knives are nearly as sharp as his tongue, and a saintly gnome whose very touch can heal.
Unfortunately, that was just the beginning of their troubles. Strange things have been happening around the little town of Ravenford. Before they know it, they are up to their necks in monsters and worse.
From eerie ruins to underground caves to a ghostly forest devoid of life, they encounter the forces of darkness. Can they overcome their faults and work together to save the town, or will they die trying?
An army of darkness has targeted Ravenford. Who would be crazy enough to stand in their way?
"You'll be sorry... they'll enthrall... you all..." Voltark's shade had threatened.
The mage had been part of a cult that practices the darkest of arts. For reasons shrouded in mystery, the group has set its sights on the little town of Ravenford.
With new threats cropping up in and around the town, Glolindir and friends are faced with an impossible task: protect Ravenford from an a ...
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.
Evan has been having some very strange dreams. The Perth-based architect dismissed an unexpected phone call from an entrepreneur in Greece, asking him to restore his family home, as the ravings of a crank. Until, that is, the dreams begin, each more vivid than the last. A dream encounter with a mysterious character called Zeus sees him catapulted back in time to 500 years before the birth of Christ. Evan finds himself quickly embroiled in a plot to prevent the birth of Christianity, an unwilling player in an epic struggle between the old gods and the new, fighting for his life.
***Voted #1 Favorite Dystopian Book at Virtual Fantasy Con*** The future of mankind is in the hands of one woman—but only she can See it. Over the last five hundred years, Timur Demyan has used his ungodly powers to decimate countless empires. Now, the immortal villain stands as the CEO of the company that has developed DarkForce, the most popular augmented reality video game in the world. What gamers don’t know is that DarkForce has been patterned after an alien planet inhabited by the Leviathan, a loathsome creature with whom Timur has forged an alliance. Undercover operative Lily Thatcher has only just begun to unlock innate Seer abilities that allow her to witness past, present and potential future events after she overcame certain death. Now dragged away to another world with a sentient dragon by her side, will her powers be enough to stop Timur and prevent Earth’s apocalyptic fate?
A page-turning debut in the vein of Michelle Sagara and Kristen Britain -- A gripping tale of redemption, adventure, and home. Rose Trewin is on the run. Pursued by memories of her father, she runs from city to city, seeking normalcy. But Rose can't escape her past, or the magic running through her veins, the magic that allows her to slip through the shadows unnoticed. The magic her father once used to mold her into a mercenary sent to destroy his enemies. Her magic is growing and changing, becoming something new and untamable. Rose is unable to rest. Wolves wrapped in fog follow her relentlessly along the countryside. Desperate, she uses her magic to escape, but the shadows are pushing her towards the center of a conspiracy. Now, her country teeters on the brink of a civil war as a Lord Governor gathers power against the king. An enemy, with magic similar to her own, emerges in the chaos of political intrigue. Faced with a country at war and a king brought to his knees, Rose must accept who she is and harness her powers in order to save her country and herself.
The best assassins learn their magic at the Academy of the Subtle Arts. Everyone joins for their own reasons: to give death her proper due, to acquire outrageous fortunes, or to know that history bends to their blade. Zayn Carter joined the Academy to save his family. In the sleepy town of Varna, an ancient evil lurks, preying on the townsfolk and keeping them enslaved by her poison. This arrangement has lasted for centuries because to kill the Lady is to guarantee the death of every man, woman, and child in the town. Faced with this impossible conundrum, Zayn vows to take down the Lady, and all that support her. He'll save his family from this horrible fate—or die trying.
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?
HOW MANY TIMES CAN YOU WATCH YOUR CHILD DIE TO SAVE THEIR LIFE? All her life Dawn has been troubled by lost time. She awakens suddenly in strange places far away from her last conscious memory. Kylie's over her dead-end job. As she drives away from the worst work day ever, she picks up her cell to send a text, a decision that will change her life when Dawn's and her world collide. The ensuing tragic accident takes Dawn's only child, but ten days later, inexplicably, her lost time becomes a gift, when she finds herself back again on the morning of the accident. Now Dawn can save her son and change fate. Only one problem ... fate doesn't want to be changed.
To win an ancient war, they must raise an ancient army. The Amazon best-selling series continues! It's a time of hardship on Pearseus. Teo Altman has assumed control of the Capital and has his eye on Parad's children. Pratin and his monsters have laid siege on Malekshei. The Old Woman has forsaken Lehmor and the First. And Sol is preparing for the Capital's inevitable invasion. Humanity's defenders are outnumbered and outgunned. Fighting for their lives, their only hope lies in raising an ancient army. To survive, they must do the unthinkable: wake up those that have been dreaming under Pearseus for a hundred thousand years.
Chained to a rock and tossed off a cliff by her boyfriend, Aranya is executed for high treason against the Sylakian Empire. Falling a league into the deadly Cloudlands is not a fate she ever envisaged. But what if she did not die? What if she could spread her wings and fly? Long ago, Dragons ruled the Island-World above the Cloudlands. But their Human slaves cast off the chains of Dragonish tyranny. Humans spread across the Islands in their flying Dragonships, colonising, building and warring. Now, the all-conquering Sylakians have defeated the last bastion of freedom–the Island-Kingdom of Immadia. Evil has a new enemy. Aranya, Princess of Immadia. Dragon Shapeshifter.
"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.
Tangie Newsham has trained for years to qualify for the military’s elite Nano-Soldier Unit. But her motivations run deeper than serving her country, because she’s looking for a killer in the ranks. Fifteen years ago, her nanotech-scientist father died in a “lab accident” while working for the military. Tangie knows it was no accident, after her father discovered a secret continent hidden beneath the world that the government is determined to exploit. Now, she’s out for revenge. But in the middle of a mission gone wrong, Tangie is shocked to find herself trapped in the land of her father’s discovery — a world of humans and not-quite-humans, fantastic and deadly beasts — where magic is real, and the nanotechnology her father created makes her a goddess. Not only that, but the hidden realm is on the brink of war … and Tangie is soon caught between kingdoms and factions, desperate to learn who she can trust as she battles her way across this strange new land. And then she discovers that her father may not be as dead as she thought.
The Ancient World...where the mythology, monsters, and gods are real. Eno the Thracian sets off to find the truth about himself and his possible descent from the gods themselves. Instead he becomes involved with a race of people kidnapped from their homeland, set to toil endlessly by the will of a mad philosopher. Facing his own fears and doubts and the curse of the Great God Pan, Eno also finds a woman worthy of his love, danger around every curve, and mushrooms...lots and lots of mushrooms. Meanwhile, a hidden menace from the very dawn of time threatens the civilized world and only Eno the Thracian, Hero for Hire, can stop the inevitable destruction.
Julii, a beautiful, insecure and victimized Tennessee Indian is caught up in the white man's world after saving the life of a Confederate captain wounded at the battle of Shiloh.
Overcoming great disadvantage, cruel prejudice and bitter persecution, Julii harnesses her intrinsic genius to become the Confederate States’ most aggressive blockade-runner.
Using conspiracy, manipulation and bribery to punish those who wronged her, Julii sets off a chain of events that leads to General Sherman burning down Atlanta, his infamous “March to the sea”, and a total Union victory, while condemning her to suffer for even more sins of her past.
King Athan vanishes at sea. His children, prince Thalos and princess Thara, drift apart with age, their kingdom falling into ruin. Thalos stubbornly clings to the past; Thara, resentful of her father, looks to the future. In the wake of this decline, a beautiful enchantress usurps the throne from the estranged siblings. She exiles Thalos to the edge of the world and slowly enslaves Thara’s mind. In his exile, Thalos finds another castaway—an old comrade of his father. Together they begin a voyage in search of the lost king. Thara, meanwhile, resists the new queen’s coercive spells and finds a resistance of creatures still loyal to her father. With a vast world of enchanted islands and beings between them, Thalos and Thara struggle to restore their family and rekindle the hope of the true king’s return.
A dutiful daughter. A prince forced to find a bride. If the shoe fits… Once upon a time… When the Emperor’s army comes recruiting, Mai signs up, seeing it as the perfect escape from her stepmother and a lifetime of drudgery. Armed with her mother’s armour and a pair of magic shoes, Mai marches off to war…only to find herself sharing a tent with the General’s arrogant nephew, Prince Yi. The best swordsman in the Empire, Prince Yi wants to make war, not love, but the Emperor insists this will be Yi’s last campaign before he must marry. Prince Yi has never met his match…until now. Can one woman win the war and the prince’s heart?
Eleanor, a timid orphan, has no clue to her real purpose, but she also has no desire to become a subservient old maid, like the miserable nuns she grew up with. Eleanor believes Edward, whom she loves, will save her from being forced to take vows. She knows Mother Superior has no intention of letting her leave–her songs are the only thing keeping the grey mist at bay. With only her instincts to protect her, she must match wits with a powerful being intent on the destruction of her world. If she does not find The Perfect Tear and release it’s healing power into the land, she will become an accomplice in the destruction of all she loves.
ONE VICTORIAN CITY. ONE MAGICAL UPRISING. ONE BOY CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE. A dark Victorian fantasy adventure you won’t be able to put down. Fate has never been kind to twelve-year-old Toby. Not when he was abandoned on the steps of a workhouse as a baby. Nor when he escaped into the magical underworld that hides in London’s shadows. But when the futures of thousands of lives come to rest in his hands, Toby quickly realises that perhaps fate had a good reason. Perhaps it was preparing him. As the peacekeeper between both worlds, human and magic, can he find the inner strength to become a hero or does fate have darker intentions? This complete set contains all three books in The Twisted Christmas Trilogy about a young boy, an old man and a spellbinding troupe of magical performers, written by bestselling author Daniel Parsons. Over 700 pages of magic, mischief and cinematic creatures. Now, for a limited time, save over 50% by grabbing the entire series in this special bundle deal! This Boxed Set Includes Book One: The Winter Freak Show Book Two: Face of a Traitor Book Three: The Wrath of Oberon What Readers Are Saying About the Series ★★★★★ “A Christmas tale with a dark but magical twist which I thought was great.” ★★★★★ “A delightful combination of Charles Dickens, The Santa Clause, and The Polar Express.” ★★★★★ “Well paced, with loads of twists and full of action. The main character might be a boy but it is definitely a book for readers young and old.” ★★★★★ “This is a really f ...
Welcome to the Holy City at Summer’s End. The border with the Otherworld is razor thin. Shadowfest is coming. Malevolent spirits and monsters roam. Dark forces are plotting to seize power. The past has come back to haunt Brona the Apothecary and Aurelian the Investigator. Revenge can be a double-edged sword, as Morven the Mage once discovered. And Death may be the least of their worries … Brona the Apothecary is a suspect. Someone has murdered a Temple Guard in the Holy City. Someone who looks like her. She sets out to hunt down the culprit. It’s nine days till Shadowfest - the Night of the Spirits. Not the best time to be tracking a malevolent ghost. But who can match her secret powers in a City where Mages are banned? Aurelian the Investigator has his own powers. He’s determined to rid the City of murderers, evil spirits - and Mages. On the same date nine years earlier, young Morven was forced to flee the Mages’ Citadel. She longed for revenge. But it would come at a terrible price. Cassian also has a secret Mage identity in the Holy City. He is using dark sorcery to summon evil spirits and monsters. At Shadowfest, he will bid for supreme power and immortality. Brona is facing death. But that’s not the worst of it. She may have to call on someone for help. Someone she hoped never to hear from again …
When a sinister mage murders Mara Coryanda’s father, she trades her privileged existence for one devoted to vengeance by any means necessary. Soon her tireless quest leads to frustration. The mage proves to be a formidable opponent, who will stop at nothing to ensure his master plan comes to fruition…unless Mara locates the magical artifacts that could twist fate and help her raise an army to save her homeland. Will her quest prove to be too much to bear or will fate intervene on her behalf?
A Doomed Continent Where Two Lovers Struggle To Survive When a vengeful sorcerer unleashes a Fire Demon to destroy his rivals, he sets off a chain of events that will eventually destroy Gol, a war-torn continent at the other side of the world. Unaware that time is running out Gol's scheming barons overthrow their king and strive to seize control, unleashing a bloody civil war. Two young lovers find themselves caught in the web of murder, treachery, and sword and sorcery threatening to destroy their existence. Lissane, a baron’s daughter and Erun Cade, a commoner, plan to flee Gol before its foretold ruin. However, the Baron already has plans for his daughter and sends his brutal sons to deal with her lover. Gol mingles, mystery, myths, and legends with gritty action and snappy dialogue, woven to an epic tapestry of dark fantasy.
For seventeen-year-old Evan, graduation means the freedom to leave behind her small-town life and find where she belongs. She never expected it to be in a different world. Across time and space, deep in a mysterious jungle, Evan discovers the hidden heritage of her mother's people and her own legacy. She becomes their elemental, a protector gifted with the power to control nature. The role has its challenges, but the biggest is the inexplicable connection with her scarred bodyguard, Ren. Frustrated and fascinated by him, Evan resists the magnetic pull after realizing there's more to it than simple attraction. Claiming her birthright reignites the wrath of a ruthless enemy with a score to settle. To protect her new family, Evan will need to call on her formidable power. But embracing it could cause her to lose herself and the man who holds her heart.
Time. Travel through it. Bend it. But if she runs out of it, a life will be lost. 10 quests. If one fails, all fail. And one will never return. ... Now it's Natasha's turn. Tash Pruitt lands in 17th century Massachusetts with a mission which soon becomes clear to her: she has to save Goody Cooke from a charge of witchcraft and escape back to the present before she herself is charged as a witch. Seventeenth-century Massachusetts, and charges of witchcraft fill the air. When Tash Pruitt is catapulted from the Grey Cliffs Academy into this strange colonial environment, she has no idea that she herself is a witch. All she knows is that she has to save the woman who has taken her in—an unmarried healer—from charges of witchcraft, and keep the woman’s ward safe. Soon enough, Tash realizes that another life she has to save is her own.
Lady Scrapple lurks in the depths of Kanebullar Mountain, building her army of mindless slaves and waiting for the perfect moment to strike. As the final pieces are about to fall into place and secure her victory, an anomaly is born. One of her goblins, an incredibly powerful shaman, stands free of Lady Scrapple's iron-clad hive mind. A few miles west of Kanebullar Mountain, the frontier city of Talonrend perches dangerously on the edge of anarchy. King Lucius Firesbane has disappeared without an heir and left the city leaderless. In the face of chaos, a disgruntled paladin sets out to find his king.
Meet Edward Nodd, a peculiar young boy who has spent his entire life feeling as though he was missing something. It's not that he isn't a whole boy, because he certainly is, but rather it seems as if something inside is absent. That is until one day, when he stumbles upon a mirror that will take him beyond the scope of reality and into I'draea, the world of dreams.
Join him as he journeys through the fantastic and often dangerous realms of unreality. There he encounters a host of wild and interesting characters, including the vicious and terrible Sandman, who resides deep in the City of Nightmares!
This dark tale will be a good read for fans of fantasy and horror alike!
In the land of the great red sun, wolf-shifters reign—able to wield magic and shift form at will while privileged wolves serve them. Dogs rove through the woods in packs speaking, singing, and scavenging—afraid to befriend the humans who live repressed. As the lowest of all four races, the humans work at mines, fashion metals, and send over half their gains to the wolf-shifting king. However, when Pietre, an impoverished human boy, finds an unusual, orphaned pup in the woods and the wolf-shifting prince is sent to arrest the boy’s father soon after, both boy and prince begin to realize that obeying the rules might be just as dangerous as breaking them. Unfortunately, breaking the rules means they’ll have to learn to work together if they want to change their world before it turns on them.
In a hidden world of magic alongside our own, wizards wield secrets as weapons of war.
Castor Campbell, a lowly arcane academic, has unraveled the science of astromancy to reveal those secrets.
How Albert Albrecht rebuilt his family's fortune on lore long thought lost
How Maximilian Reinhardt gained power from ancient Egyptian knowledge
How Agatha Kendrick survived the massacre at the Wild Hunt of '85 alongside Max's youngest son.
For almost a century, these three wizards trod the path to The Quest and the Black Blade. Only Castor, teasing their secrets from the night sky, knows what truly happened.
This is his account.
Secrets of the Black Blade is a set of short stories, prequels to the Black Blade series of novels. Ideal for fans of urban fantasy including Jim Butcher's Dresden, the Mortal Instruments and Terry Pratchett.
From out of the post-apocalyptic ashes of a dead Earth, 200 people placed into hibernation are sent into space to keep the last of humanity alive. Three thousand years later, the sole survivor of that starship awakens into the post-apocalyptic world of the planet of his birth --A New Science Fiction/Fantasy from the Author of the best selling Tales of Nevaeh series. WARLORD: Arrival, Journal 1 of The Journals of Solomon Roth --The Journals of Solomon Roth is a new series based on the Post-Apocalyptic sci-fi fantasy, Tales of Nevaeh series. WARLORD is the story of Solomon Roth's return to a vastly different earth 3,000 years after he left. The first books of the series will follow Roth's rise as one of the most powerful warriors in Nevaeh. --As was the series, Tales of Nevaeh, WARLORD: Arrival, is both science fiction and fantasy. Reviewers have called it a mixture of Shannara, The Hundred, with a dash of GoT thrown in, and reminiscent of Andre Norton. WARLORD: Arrival, combines futuristic Post-Apocalyptic societies ruled by scientific magic, metaphysical powers, and strong men and women. The series follows Roth as he brings the dominions of Nevaeh together to fight the Dark Masters and their armies of slave.
Exactly whose handfasting is this? Senna feels like naught but an inconvenience at her own wedding.
Lyran’s father seems determined to take over in his pursuit of power, and Senna worries that the man she’s marrying is nothing more than his father’s puppet.
Written as a prequel to the Hengist medieval adventure series, this gives snapshots in the lives of Senna and Lyran - a couple of medieval healers not averse to using a dollop of earth magic and oodles of humour in their work. What they don't yet realise is their higher purpose - to heal an entire world.
For fans of Call the Midwife, Poldark and Robin Hood, this is book #1 in a cozy-mystery series, the fourth book will be out in May 2019.
The interplanetary gates require guardians and the reformed demon Malthael is one of them. His adoptive daughter, Elisabeth, is special, but her dangerous ability hasn’t awoken yet. Malthael knows it will one day and from then on her life will forever be altered. Malthael isolates her from outside world as much to protect everyone else as to safeguard her. It is all he can do to delay the inevitable. Now that Elisabeth is ten, how long can Malthael keep her confined?
A brutal murder. A missing heart. A race against time and death.
The Baron of Ravenford was found dead in his chambers, his heart removed. A slim chance exists to revive him with magic if it’s found in time. Now a determined Lady Andrella joins Glolindir and friends in the frantic race to save her father.
Who murdered Baron Gryswold? Why did they take his heart? Was it an act of jealousy or is there a more sinister motive behind it? Beyond that, why are people suddenly disappearing from town? Does it have to do with rumors of a Dunwynn occupation? Are there darker forces at work?
From the underside of Vermoorden to the catacombs beneath Ravenford itself, the young heroes face deadly assassins, creatures of the night, and an imminent invasion. Can they protect Ravenford and still find the Baron's heart in time?
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?
At first glance, Martha appears to be just another pedestrian teacher at Valleyville High School whose job is to make sure students get good grades. But that's just it... we only see things on the surface at a first glance because Martha had more than one hundred and eleven head shots by her eighteenth birthday. Six years later, she's managed to repress the faces of her victims, but returning to her home town brews the pertinent memories that haunted her childhood. The added betrayal of her husband’s infidelity and the eerie feeling that she is not in control of her life is cumbersome on her sanity. Valleyville is not the same place it was when Martha left to Johannesburg to acquire her degree. With the search for the lost Wonder Stone on the rise, many Mystics believe Valleyville to be its home... And it doesn't help that Martha has an aqueous charm around her neck. As the rumored day of the Wonder Stone revealing itself draws closer, Martha is in grave danger. After all, she is The Map of Malcuro - the map to the Wonder Stone.
A secret organization wants to help her. An ancient order wants her dead. And she doesn't even know what she is... Kaylee Richards just blasted her first date with lightning. She has no idea how, but when the creep pulls a sword on her, what’s a girl to do? Turns out Kaylee is a dragon-kin, a half dragon/half human with the rare power to summon storms. The problem? Her newly-discovered magic has attracted the wrong kind of attention: Slayers, a murderous ancient order dedicated to eradicating all dragon-kin. They’re planning something big. Something deadly. And they need Kaylee to do it. A fast-paced young adult urban fantasy with an awesome heroine, full of magic, wizards, and dragon shifters!
Gwynn had bested the greatest bards of Balahar and was on her own, free to follow the road into the green. That is until she heard the exhausted hoofbeats of the warhorse bearing its dying rider into her camp. The dazzling realm of the Fae Royal Court of Heralith awaits them if only she can muster her skills both learned and hidden. Life and time itself will be forever changed for them both. An ancient Fae Prince will guide them through a secret labyrinth of portals where they will discover a hidden kingdom. Magic and music wind seamlessly around them and they will discover mysterious forces at play. Gwynn and Shae face life and loss and forge a friendship stronger than time. Fae Song pays homage to epic fantasy series like Harry Potter. Balahar is a new world of magic and music, Kings and Queens, sacrifice and victory.
Book one in the Fantasy Romance series, The King's Riders! For generations, the Ryhans, ruling family of the Province of Greenwald, have been keepers of a sword rumored to possess enough magic to defeat kings. Lord Varthan, a former archduke and betrayer of the king, covets the sword and invades Greenwald. Lady Ceralda Ryhan, daughter of the murdered duke, gains the sword and flees, trusting only her white wolf, Trikser-magically bonded to her. Cera needs nothing more to aid in her fight. Jorrin Aldern, half elfin and half human, left his home in the mountains of Aramour to find his human father who disappeared twenty turns before, but finds Cera with Varthan and his shades on her tail instead. His dual heritage and empathic magic will tempt Cera in ways she never thought she'd desire. But can he convince her trust and love can pave the path to redemption-or will the epic battle end in tragedy, and evil conquer them all?
The Highlander’s vow versus the surgeon’s oath… Angus MacLeod is always getting everyone else out of trouble. When a bonnie lass appears naked on the beach, he’s compelled to rescue her. Only, Lila Salinas doesn’t need saving. Her oath as a surgeon is to heal others, even when yanked back to 1692. Angus is immediately intrigued with the take-charge lass. His father gravely injured, so her appearance holds whispers that everything happens for a reason. Lila is anxious to get back to modern times, but she can’t leave a sick patient. The longer she remains in the 17th century, the more distant her dreams in the 21st feel. She flirts with the idea that staying is perhaps more destiny than chance. Angus is convinced the healer from the future is his Fate, and he’s determined to have her for keeps. He just has to persuade her they’re destined, and their love is worth fighting for.
Adventure? Check. Magic? Check. Sarcasm? You bet.
After years of running down dead-end clues, the rogue Never has nearly given up his quest for answers; his blood is cursed and his true name a mystery, yet no library, no healer and none who claim to know dark magics have ever been able to help.
Until he steals a map to the mysterious Amber Isle, which might just hold the answers he needs.
But Never isn't the only one who wants the map – his enemy, Commander Harstas, also seeks it and Harstas craves revenge for the deaths of his men.
Forced to flee through a war zone, Never soon stumbles across a group of treasure-hunters hoping to discover the wonders of the Amber Isle for themselves. But the deeper they venture into the Isle, the more deadly it grows.
Trapped between the greed of the treasure hunters, cunning traps in the Isle itself, the threat of Harstas' fury and his own desperation to finally uncover answers, Never must find a way to unlock the Isle's ancient secrets and escape - or perish without ever learning the truth.
The Book of Never (1-5) brings together Never's complete adventures as he searches for the truth behind his mysterious heritage and the curse on his blood.
A cult of black mages. A secret of terrifying power. A desperate race to find it before they do.
“They’ll be able to make… golems that haven’t been seen… since the Thrall Masters walked the earth…” Tevlar’s corpse warned.
A hundred and fifty years have passed since the Thrall Masters nearly destroyed Thac. Now the key to their vast power has been found and the Serpent Cult is after it.
To stop them, Glolindir and friends must seek out an ancient monolith somewhere in the depths of the Darkwoods. Yet first they must deal with accusations of treason. They have been branded traitors and must prove themselves in trial by combat or be banished forever.
From the tournament fields of Ravenford Keep to the depths of the mysterious Darkwoods, the young heroes face deadly traps, fierce monsters, and cunning demons. Can they reach the Dark Monolith before the cult? And if so, what unstoppable magic force awaits them there?
Mmm. Shoot an apple off his friend’s head or lose his food, horse and clothes? Some decisions require little thought.
Archer is the sort of boy things happen to. Orphaned as a baby, his gifts make him different to other kids. He doesn't understand why he's so much stronger and faster than other boys; why a sword feels so right in his hand; or how every arrow he looses at a target will hit the centre, even if his eyes are closed.
At the Beltane ritual, he must fight his friends to see who is most worthy. But his real battle is with an enemy whose callous disrespect for the natural order brings dangerous consequences.
This swashbuckling romantic fantasy will appeal to fans of action-adventure, jousting and magical realism. For fans of “A Knight’s Tale,” “Merlin” and “Robin Hood,” this is book #1 in a 5-book adventure series.
Aurianna must rewrite the past in order to save the future. A terrible curse changed her life forever, but now she must race against time to uncover the truth about the catastrophe that is destined to leave their world broken and create the only future she has ever known.
What has happened to Aiden after his selfless act of sacrificing his life for Meridian? Where did Meridian go? True love can break the curse, but only an act of true love from a twin soul sets her free. Their epic and sudden departure have left their friends, witches, fairies, and spirits in search of their souls. While the high court demons strategize their attack of the hall of souls to absorb the angels' power — the only demoness at court has her secret obsession, and she used Moloch, the dark one's soul collector, who may have taken more than just one soul of a wicked witch. Astaroth's secret obsession and help from Moloch may indirectly help the dark one's plan. But there is one problem that lingers. Lahash, the rogue demon of the high court, has been charged to destroy his obsession, Echo, the Earth nymph. After kidnapping her and taking her to the dark realm, she is weakened and cannot fend off the brooding demon's lust. In a passionate moment, Lahash finally confesses why he is so obsessed with the nymph, and she admits her secret knowledge of human souls. The search for Meridian and Aiden surfaces a shocking revelation. Aiden is trapped and needs to be saved, but from who? The spirit guides demand the return of a spirit guide from the keepers, who remains in the hall of souls. They believe this spirit guide can stop the demons, save the spirit guide realm, find Meridian, and save humankind. The keepers, known as the angels, have one request that the chosen one must a ...
Welcome to the world of Varlid, a sprawling epic fantasy about power, loyalty, betrayal, and the courage to change.
A great power struggle is poised to erupt across Varlid. A meek creature inherits power beyond her comprehension. A giant succumbs to a curse which will either liberate or defeat his kind. Tiny wizards practice the dark arts to save their race. The old order stews in bitterness and vows revenge. The rich sit on their thrones convinced they are invincible.
Join the Crowning Fantasy as the inhabitants of Varlid struggle to find refuge, freedom and peace.
What are experiences? Can we represent them as a set of measurable parameters that can be replayed? If we researched and succeeded in creating a perfect experience recorder and replay what will happen? "If only pictures and words could capture the beauty of the world around us!!" Vijay could have easily dismissed it with that philosophical view. Yet that simple often repeated sentence had got him thinking. Once the train of thoughts had started he could not stop it. He had thought about how in spite of all the technological advancements the very simple act of “recreating a moment” was still not possible by mankind. It was strange that we lived in a world where companies were running behind “creating NEW artificially induced virtual reality experience” but no one could record “a real-life experience” and replay it in a virtual reality environment with exactly the same precision and experience. We needed to see beyond the earth to know it was not flat. If we could pull ourselves out of this world of reality, what would we see?
James Bond meets Game of Thrones!
His name is Wolf Dasher of Her Majesty’s Shadow Service. His friend and colleague was murdered in Alfar, the so-called “magical” land of elves. She left one clue to the identity of her killer – the name of Alfari Ambassador Silverleaf. But he couldn’t have done it; he was out of the country when she was killed! Determined to bring the murderer to justice, Wolf poses as a dimwitted diplomat and pursues Silverleaf back to Alfar. But he’s in over his head as fundamentalists, terrorists, and a sadistic killer all stand in his way. And Silverleaf isn’t as innocent as he claims.
Wolf stumbles onto a complex web of assassination, betrayal, and zealotry that threatens to topple Alfar’s shaky government. Hated by everyone he is trying to help, Wolf races against time to prevent a despicable act of terrorism that will kill thousands. Will prejudiced elves allow a lowly human to help them? Or will he suffer the same gruesome fate as his colleague, another victim of a madman’s quest for the perfect State of Grace?
Clever gadgets, pulse-pounding chases, and suave secret agents collide with high fantasy, courtroom intrigue, and religious zealotry in a page-turning genre mashup that marries super-spy action with magic and elves. If you like James Bond and Game of Thrones, you'll love State of Grace!
Aris and his brothers have been sick their entire lives. Every day Aris comes closer to finding a cure. One day his visions show him that the key is a human woman in need of help. He must find her.
Sophie has spent the last seven years of her life locked away and abused by a man who promised to always take care of her. She’s nearly given up hope on ever getting free until she makes contact with the man of her dreams. Is he actually real or is she going crazy?
Can Aris save her from herself and help her heal before it’s too late for both of them?
IT’S THE SECRETS WE HIDE FROM OURSELVES THAT GIVE OTHERS POWER... A rich tapestry of dark magic, obsession, dangerous prophecy, and the forgiveness found through friendship. AN ANCIENT KING RETURNS... For centuries, Roaran sought redemption. Now he can vanquish a tyrant and save a realm in chaos. But only if he cuts his last ties to humanity. Only if he returns to the one place that he swore he’d never dare go again… A LEADER ARISES... Slaver, raider, and warlord, Dannon wants to believe in something beyond killing. His yearning will take him on a deadly path to his destiny… that he’s fated to put aside all he believes in and fight a war he can’t win. A WARRIOR IN CHAINS... A prisoner in the Icelands, about to be auctioned to the highest bidder, Val Arques has just one chance to escape and find Kaell before it’s too late—win at his captor’s dangerous psychological and sexual game or reveal the secret that will destroy him. A PROPHECY UNFOLDS... As for Kaell… fate isn’t quite done with him yet. For the darkness taking over the kingdom can’t be defeated by the sword, only with the heart. Set in a world of poetry and song, but also treachery, betrayal, and bloodshed, the second volume in the raw and breathtaking Shadow Sword series will engage fans of Game of Thrones and Prince of Thorns.
For ten years, Ian Troy has been running from the blood in his veins and on his hands. One of the Shinree, a fallen race reviled for their inborn addiction to magic, Ian is no stranger to scorn. His people, drugged to quell their magic, are bred and sold as slaves. Forced into the Rellan army at a young age, Ian was made to fight in their longstanding war against the brutal Langorians. With Rella on the brink of defeat, he turns to the Crown of Stones, an ancient Shinree relic of untold power. Unaware of the crown’s true nature, Ian ends the war—but at an unthinkable price. A decade later, still haunted by the aftermath of that tragic day, Ian lives in self-imposed exile. He curbs his addiction with wine and regret. He struggles to forget. But when a fateful encounter with a pretty assassin brings Ian’s past crashing into the present, denial is no longer an option. With the land he gave up everything to protect once more in jeopardy, Ian becomes embroiled in a violent race for control of the Crown of Stones. To save the realms, he must embrace the one thing he fears most: his own power. Magic-Price is the first installment in The Crown of Stones trilogy.
"Seven stars and a standing ovation. Twice. This author's style is revolutionary." "Jonathan Livingston Seagull of Paranormal Romances" MAYA He's all I've ever wanted, but I can't possibly let myself love him. LUKE Loving her means letting her go, knowing she may never come back. When your destiny is staring right at you and you just can't see it? Maya Iyeroy must find her blood family to discover who she really is. But leaving shifter Luke Cabot means she's walking away from her destined mate. As Maya searches for herself, she uncovers secrets about her past that will change her forever. Can she accept herself and her new place in this world, while still falling in love with the one man she's fated to be with?
Wet your whistle with a taste of award winning author Elle Klass young adult fiction. There's something for everyone who can't get enough teenage heroines and heros, including new release Isandro Volume 1 of the hidden journals. Disclaimer: You may experience uncontrollable laughter, nail-biting and hair tugging as well as a desire to continue reading and even share with a friend or neighbor. What's Inside: Baby Girl - In the Beginning and Moonlighting in Paris Zombie Girl - Premonition and Infection The Bloodseekers - The Vampires Next Door hidden journals - Isandro
Rowena’s country is gone, squashed under a tide of tanks, bombs and Pale, immortal soldiers. But when her father returns from the war as a hero, she discovers a new meaning of fear. Join and Die. Give up her human life and become one of them. Take on the gray skin and yellow eyes of the Pale, and live forever in Sanguinia. With the clock ticking on her family’s decision, Rowena’s forced into close quarters with Vincenzo, the handsome son of a powerful man and trendy social revolutionary, and then ambushed by Luka, a handsome, heavily armed criminal. Both want to recruit her for their cause, and Rowena, attracted to both, fears being discarded on serving her purpose. Can Rowena hold on to her family, her individuality, and even her life in Sanguinia, the city without a sun, or will the darkness of the world’s oldest empire, and the immortal Emperor Dominus, swallow her whole?
How much wizard power is too much? Some people are born with magical powers. Others are not. It’s that simple. Roland Tyre, High Wizard of the Citadel, has always wanted to be the most powerful wizard in the land and adored by all. But there is already someone else that vies for that title – Bakari, the Dragon King; one of his best friends. While Bakari and the dragon riders race off to find the lost dragon artifacts and the mythical golden dragon, Roland discovers his own magical artifact that gives him the opportunity to increase his own powers and influence in the land. Can friendships survive greed for power? And who will emerge as the most powerful wizard in the land? A grand adventure awaits with powerful wizards, kidnappings, traitors, kingdoms changing hands, and of course dragons and other magical creatures. Is the Golden Dragon real and if so, who will find him first?
The dead are all around us. Tara can see them, hear them, and help them. All her life she has battled with this gift...curse. Only her mother and best friend know the truth. Then she meets a stranger in a historic graveyard and he changes her life in ways she never could have imagined. Tara was born already a member of a secret society known as The Veil. They are immortal and their mission is to help everyone they can. She is shown how to handle her gifts and discovers even more on her journey. With the gift of immortality, Tara still battles one curse that has been there her entire life. Demons! Demons have tried to attack her as long as she can remember. Can she learn to use her gifts? Can she trust those around her? Can she conquer her nightmares? Can she finally be free?
New edition. Linda Bennett moves from New York to Florida to live a quieter life. Life is peaceful until the dead body washes up onshore. Linda learns that dead bodies and disappearing tourists are typical for the coastal town. Linda and her friends receive an invitation to a party at End House, a deserted house overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The group arrives, but no one is there to greet them. The house has a sinister life of its own where horror follows their every step. Traps, illusions, and revolving rooms add to their growing fear. Wild animals escape their cages in the basement, a bloody skeleton sleeps in an upstairs' bedroom, and body parts fall from the chimney into the living room's fireplace. The young residents flee for their lives. They embark on a difficult journey, not knowing whom to trust, to uncover the one controlling the evil game. Who are The Dead? Are they humans or vampires? Will Linda lose her heart to Todd, who knows more than he admits? Will her best friend, Shana, fall in love with Sheriff Sam? The Dead Game has begun.
On her way to a martial arts convention, Danielle Kane's plane crashes on an island in the Bermuda Triangle with cities trapped in time. She is furious to learn that on this island teetering on the brink of civil war, women are chattel. The sixteenth century Spaniards want to lock her in a tower. The fourteenth century pirates want to enslave her. The Inca Indians would worship her as a god. The World War Two soldiers aren't sure what to make of her. None of them are ready for a modern woman.
An arch-mage can handle almost anything. Unless he's cursed, lost his job and facing an unknown enemy. The Gallantean Empire relies increasingly upon magical technology which cleans sewers, runs trams and much more. Within the capital city of Cal Rindon, magic is pervasive, but not necessarily used without criminal activity. The bustling metropolis boasts constant innovations mixed with growing pains. Amid the good lurks the bad with unrest and growing crime. Arch-mage Manny Mandeheim fell under a curse, watched his fiancé die, and then lost his job as a spy. So what's an arch-mage to do? Start his own magical investigation service while he works to clear his good name and maybe avenge his lost love. With his very un-magical partner, Wish Ackford, Manny discovers the menace of a much larger conspiracy than he expected looming behind his curse. The limitations from the hex leave him at a distinct disadvantage as he and Wish investigate. Assassins lurk at every corner or in every tram car. The threat of an unknown mastermind with murky intentions lingers just out of sight. A questionable source offers the hint of a secret order hounding Manny's footsteps. A murder leads to wrenching discoveries. Nothing an arch-mage can't handle... Unless the curse limits how much magic he can use or kills him outright. A mixture of gaslamp fantasy and Sherlock Holmes-like cases, The Order of the Dark Rose is a sleuth private detective mystery set in an alternate fantasy world where magic is bo ...
Terror was within. Terror was without. Like her mother, she was at the water’s mercy. In the enchanted world of Aeolia, fifteen-year-old Esme Silver faces her hardest task yet. She must master her unruly Gift—the power to observe the past—and uncover the secrets she needs to save her mother, Ariane. In between attending school in the beguiling canal city of Esperance, Esme and her friends—old and new—travel far and wide across Aeolia, gathering the ingredients for a potent magical elixir. Winner of a 2020 IPPY award!
College Life: Friends, Finals, and the Fae trying to kill you. Attending college your first year is exciting! Unless you fall victim to a siren’s love spell. Over 150 reviews on Goodreads and Amazon! ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Brigit, a fae runaway, didn’t plan on getting a human roommate. Or that she would be placed under a fairy debt. Will the dryad be able to save Logan from a siren’s love spell or fail the semester? Beware though, the administration doesn’t guarantee your safety.
The first book in the College Fae magic series about friendships between humans and the fae. A clean YA fantasy for adults and teens.
Three supernatural princesses faced with a fate worse than death…or so they thought. King Alim’s reign of Acabar draws to a close with no suitable male heirs. He rushes to find husbands for his three magical princesses: Teriliyn, the War Princess/Dragon Rider, Vanessa, the Telepath, and Amma, the Nature Empath. The King’s biggest problem is getting the Princesses to agree to a betrothal. What the King doesn’t know is the Queen has her own treacherous plans for Princess Amma. Can King Alim uncover the secrets of his kingdom in time? Will King Alim’s plan for succession win-out or will outside evil forces ascend the throne? Amma’s Liberation: Amma must find a way to escape her stepmother, the Queen and her witch. Can Amma figure out a way to use her nature gift to escape the abuse? Will Queen Amara be able to conjure up enough dark magic to ensure the rightful lineage is crowned? Teriliyn’s Fire: Time is fast approaching for the king to pass down the crown. King Alim has managed to marry one of his three daughters. The two remaining will cause trouble, he is sure. Both are headstrong, and resistant to marriage. Will Teriliyn or Vanessa be the next princess to head up the aisle? Princess Teriliyn holds a grudge against all men, or so it seems. She has focused on being a warrior for her kingdom snubbing attempts to court her. Is there a secret in the princess’ past? Is there a strong enough knight to tame the princess? Princess Vanessa adamantly refuses to consider ruling. She ha ...
Protests in front of an embassy aren't what they seem... In the dark primal jungles of the Congo River basin, something is ravaging the local population. When protests turn violent in front of the US Embassy Kinshasa, only the foreign policy experts paid attention. Civil war erupts and people rip each other apart in the streets of the African capital. In an effort to avert disaster and preserve its self-image, an overwhelmed US Department of State dispatches a team of elite counterterrorism agents to bring their besieged people back alive. Mark Steele, a young agent within the Division, and his team of gritty operatives are used to trudging through the worst dregs that society has to offer, all while operating from the shadows. But Steele's team is wading headfirst into a maelstrom of death so much worse than rebels in the streets. A highly contagious microbe is spreading unchecked through the streets killing everyone in its wake only to bring them back again as the ravenous undead. Only a lone CDC virologist understands the extent of the outbreak at hand. He cowers amongst the embassy staff praying for extraction from the hands of death, fearing his part to play in the epidemic. Follow this harrowing tale of survival, duty, love and horror as the living dead bring the world to its knees. The first installment of an epic series, End Time starts as a slow burn that turns into a breakneck paced struggle for survival. Greene does an excellent job of depicting individual stories ...
Refugees from the destruction of Earth discover an alternate universe where magic exists, but it’s ruled by four immortal races, and the Draggons want the humans dead. A spell is cast upon them that wipes all memory of their past and puts mankind on a collision course with a god. What if magic really was a force like gravity or magnetism? What if it only exists in certain dimensions? And what if people fleeing the imminent destruction of Earth accidentally found this world, but have had their memories erased to further a villain’s craving for ultimate power? The Prophet is a story of greed and desire, of heroes and heroines, and powerful beings bent on becoming gods, but it’s also a story of redemption and a young woman’s search for who she really is. What she finds along the way is an epic adventure of good versus evil.
A dragonrider's quest to serve justice against all odds. "A thrilling fantasy story" --Katie Cross, bestselling and award-winning author of The Network series. "A magical adventure in a parallel world of knights and mages, elves and dwarfs, paladins and dragons." Killing her will bring gold and glory. Saving her will bring death and dishonor. It's time to choose between honor and justice. In the middle of Atlantic lies the modern Otherworld, concealed with magic and governed by a corrupt Triarchy. A dragonrider as well as a knight, Sir Jackson Kross dreams an ambitious life. He wants to excel in the arts of swords and magic to one day become a Paladin. But on a visit to London in World-side, he gets assigned to teleport an orphaned girl back to her family in the Otherworld. Things get more daunting as he discovers that she's being hunted. When he stumbles on a well-guarded secret, Jack needs to make daring choices between honor and justice, knighthood and treason-- and above all, love and life. Will Jack survive the Hunt? If he does, will he remain the same? The Hunt has begun, and so have the wars of steel and magic.
Fans of fantasy epics like Throne of Glass and The Lord of the Rings will love The Fatemarked Epic, the latest series by bestselling storyteller, David Estes.
Four Kingdoms. A century-old war. One ancient prophecy that could change everything: Eight rulers must die.
The Hundred Years War has ravaged more than three generations of kings, queens, and citizens across the Four Kingdoms. Corrupt rulers dominate. Religious intolerance runs rampant. The cycle of vengeance continues to turn with the seasons.
An ancient prophecy by a legendary oracle has been long forgotten. The prophecy promises the return of peace to the Four Kingdoms on the backs of a chosen few, the fatemarked, individuals marked at birth and blessed with specific magical powers. One shall be the Kings’ Bane, and will bring death to the warmongering rulers, using fear to force peace; another shall be the Peacemaker, bestowed with the rare ability to heal. Opposite sides of the same coin, dark and light, death and life, the Kings’ Bane and the Peacemaker are responsible for the fate of an entire continent.
As they fight to achieve their destinies, adversity will hinder them in every realm: in the frozen north, assassination attempts and a brutal power struggle; in the holy west, a vicious queen and her self-righteous army of warriors; in the mysterious iron-clad forest of the east, revenge and glory rule the day; and in the southern empires of Calyp and Phanes, maturing dragons, s ...
At the age of twenty-one, Abigail Blanque is a fun-loving, naive, and carefree witch, having the time of her life, partying and hunting rouge vampires for the Hybrid Coven. That is until she learns of a murderous stalker who’s been watching her every move. After two witches are murdered, all signs point to Abby being the next victim. In a dangerous turn of events, Abby’s life descends into chaos and she must summon an extraordinary power she never knew she had in order to fight a dark evil that wants her dead. Abby knows her life is about to change. Darkness is coming…
9-year-old Logan Ailshie, the only son of well-to-do parents, was used to getting his way, especially during the holidays. For him, Christmas wasn’t just about making a list but making sure it was long enough. He also had a reputation for embellishing the truth. That is until a chance meeting with an angel on the streets of Manhattan ends with a journey back in time to the birthplace of Christianity. Eventually, he makes his way home with a story that could change all their lives. He only has one problem . . . no one will believe him.
A sleeping beauty. A kingdom frozen in time. Only one can save them all. Once upon a time… Lord Siward intended to go hunting, but when he stumbles upon a ruined castle and accidentally wakes the mysterious maiden sleeping inside, he knows his holiday is over. With the kingdom in trouble, Siward should be protecting the realm, but every time Rosamond looks at him, he gets lost in the girl’s green eyes. Who is the mysterious beauty, and why does he feel she holds the key to the kingdom’s deliverance?
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.
The fate of a kingdom rests on the shoulders of three young wizards who couldn't be more different. Bakari is a brilliant scholar wizard who's more at home in a library than a battlefield. Alli is a beautiful young battle wizard whose grace in battle is both enchanting and deadly. Roland is a counselor wizard with a seemingly limitless depth of untapped power -- and the ego to match it. As the magical barrier protecting the kingdom of Alaris from dangerous outsiders begins to fail, and a fomenting rebellion threatens to divide the country in a civil war, the three wizards are thrust into the middle of a power struggle. When the barrier comes down, the truth comes out. Was everything they were taught about their kingdom based on a lie? Will they all choose to fight on the same side, or end up enemies in the battle over who should rule Alaris?
Two princesses. One prince. And the war has just begun. Once upon a time… Princess Ava was sent to a neighbouring kingdom as a lady-in-waiting to her sister, their future queen. Until a runaway horse, a case of amnesia and a cold-hearted king conspire to bring her to the prince’s attention. Now the prince believes Ava is his bride, and her sister is just a serving maid. One thing is certain: the prince must marry one of the princesses, or there will be war. But when all’s fair in love and war…who will win the battle for the prince’s heart?
The former Archangel of the arts, Lord Xuohs, has been deceiving dwellers of many lands in order to be allowed inside them. When Xuohs enters these lands, it redesigns these places in many ways, such as changing the color of the sky, repositioning rainbows, reforming flat oceans into fortresses, making frozen wastelands into festive paradises, manipulating gravity, and even creating new species. It does this by painting with its paintbrush on its wondrous canvas—everything Xuohs paints on this canvas becomes the reality of the land. Now it’s up to three young heroes, Asmund Cranite (wielder of the sword of the spirit), Tait Astron (user of astronomical miracles from above), and Eydis Virtue (summoner of three heavenly beasts), to step up and fight against this deceitful evil before it conquers the entire world without any resistance. They will journey through many lands that have been transformed by the archfiend’s magic, such as green oceans with giant anglerfishes, mystical forest-mountains with werewolf tree-nymphs, and valleys of rainbows and mysterious berries with talking coach roaches. The three young heroes face many challenges along their adventures, but who says they can’t have an absolute blast while doing it? They’ve never been more excited about anything in their entire lives. There has never been a quest like this and Asmund, Tait, and Eydis can’t wait to see what they’ll discover out in this massive world of awe and wonders.
While sleeping off a large meal, Dragon is rudely awakened by a foul-tempered witch named Bellatrix. Hysterical about the murder of her daughter, a maiden who popped into his cavern as Dragon’s meal, she performs an irrational act. Bellatrix uses the Heart’s Blood Curse to transform Dragon into a knight. Dragon had pleaded his case, tried to tell the witch that the girl was already dead when she arrived, but the blasted witch wouldn’t listen to reason. It wasn’t his fault that he devoured the maiden. He was merely behaving like a dragon, after all, maiden is his favorite meal. You can’t expect a hungry dragon to ignore the delicate flavor and tender flesh of such an offering. To reverse the horrid Heart’s Blood Curse, Dragon is forced on a quest he knows little about. He must journey by foot to Castle Trelfor and perform a brave deed for the castle’s young sorceress. Once the task is complete, the witch will grant him one spell, and he can become a magnificent dragon once again. During the treacherous journey, Dragon learns lessons about friendship and valor, facing down giant spiders, zombies, vampires, ghosts, and harpies. Will Dragon be able to save the magical realm from the diabolical plot of a powerful demon? The futures of the mundane world and his magical realm hang in the balance. The Dragon Knight must win the day. This book includes three bonus short stories. The first two are futuristic animal tales that will tantalize rea ...
The Tales of Ryca will introduce you to two brave sisters who are in serious trouble. One must face an enemy out to destroy her entire family. The other will confront a villain who plans to alter her world beyond recognition.
Hidden: When a young girl, injured and alone, faces a family tragedy of epic proportion, she has but one choice. Run. Hide. Stay inconspicuous. But what if she's found out?
Hushed: When a teenager is imprisoned for most of her young life, what does she do once free? She fights to make sure no one ever controls her again. But what if that unyielding attitude hurts an innocent?
Enter the Tales of Ryca and meet two fiercely independent women who have vastly different beliefs about how to survive. These epic fantasy tales will whisk you across a world and spin you around the universe in pursuit of the most elusive commodities in life: freedom, acceptance, and love.